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  • What Is Populism?
    What Is Populism? (English, Hardback) Jan-Werner Mueller

    Donald Trump, Silvio Berlusconi, Marine Le Pen, Hugo Chávez?populists are on the rise across the globe. But what exactly is populism? Should everyone who criticizes Wall Street or Washington be called a populist? What precisely is the difference between right-wing and left-wing populism? Does populism bring government closer to the people or is it a threat to democracy? Who are "the people"...

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  • After Europe
    After Europe (English, Hardback) Ivan Krastev

    In this provocative book, renowned public intellectual Ivan Krastev reflects on the future of the European Union?and its potential lack of a future. With far-right nationalist parties on the rise across the continent and the United Kingdom planning for Brexit, the European Union is in disarray and plagued by doubts as never before. Krastev includes chapters devoted to Europe's major problems...

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  • The Hundred Years War: Volume 4
    The Hundred Years War: Volume 4 (English, Paperback) Jonathan Sumption

    The eagerly anticipated fourth volume of Jonathan Sumption's prize-winning history of the Hundred Years War.

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  • Houses of Ill Repute
    Houses of Ill Repute (English, Hardback) Allison Glazebrook

    Houses of Ill Repute is the first book to focus on the difficulties of distinguishing between private homes and buildings, such as brothels and taverns, which housed activities neither public nor private in ancient Greece, providing a way forward for the study of domestic and entertainment spaces in the Hellenic world.

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  • From Main Street to Mall
    From Main Street to Mall (English, Hardback) Vicki Howard

    Richly illustrated with archival photos, this comprehensive study of the American department store industry traces the changing economic and political contexts that brought about the decline of downtown shopping districts and the rise of big-box stores and suburban malls.

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  • Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror
    Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror (English, Paperback) Philippe Buc

    Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror examines the ways Christian theology has shaped centuries of violence from Christianity's first centuries up to our own day, through the crusades, the French Revolution, and more recent American wars.

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  • Daughters of the Trade
    Daughters of the Trade (English, Paperback) Pernille Ipsen

    Examining five generations of marriages between African women and European men in a Gold Coast slave trading port, Daughters of the Trade uncovers the vital role interracial relationships played in the production of racial discourse and the increasing stratification of the early modern Atlantic world.

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  • The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques
    The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques (English, Hardback) Frank Hamer, Janet Hamer

    The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques is an authoritative survey of all aspects of making ceramics for craft potters and ceramic artists.

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  • Dispossessed Lives
    Dispossessed Lives (English, Hardback) Marisa J. Fuentes

    Vividly recounting the lives of enslaved women in eighteenth-century Bridgetown, Barbados, and their conditions of confinement through urban, legal, sexual, and representational power wielded by slave owners, authorities, and the archive, Marisa J. Fuentes challenges how histories of vulnerable and invisible subjects are written.

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  • Slavery's Capitalism
    Slavery's Capitalism (English, Hardback) Sven Beckert

    Slavery's Capitalism explores the role of slavery in the development of the U.S. economy during the first decades of the nineteenth century. It tells the history of slavery as a story of national, even global, economic importance and investigates the role of enslaved Americans in the building of the modern world.

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  • Japanese Gardens and Landscapes, 1650-1950
    Japanese Gardens and Landscapes, 1650-1950 (English, Hardback) Wybe Kuitert

    In Japanese Landscapes and Gardens, 1650-1950 Wybe Kuitert presents a richly illustrated survey of the gardens and the people who commissioned, created, and used them and chronicles the modernization of traditional aesthetics in the context of economic, political, and environmental transformation.

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  • The Mixed Multitude
    The Mixed Multitude (English, Paperback) Pawel Maciejko

    Based on extensive archival research, this book explores the history of Frankism, a Jewish religious movement that began in Poland and spread into the Habsburg Empire and the German lands in the later eighteenth century.

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  • John James Audubon
    John James Audubon (English, Hardback) Gregory Nobles

    In John James Audubon: The Nature of the American Woodsman, Gregory Nobles shows that one of Audubon's greatest creations was himself. Nobles explores the central irony of Audubon's true nature: the man who took so much time and trouble to depict birds so carefully left us a bold but deceptive picture of himself.

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  • Taming Lust
    Taming Lust (English, Paperback) Doron S. Ben-Atar, Richard D. Brown

    This fascinating history examines the circumstances of two elderly New Englanders who were prosecuted and sentenced to death for bestiality at the turn of the eighteenth century. Their astonishing cases become a springboard to examine the Enlightenment Era political and religious turmoil of the region.

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  • Faces of Moderation
    Faces of Moderation (English, Hardback) Aurelian Craiutu

    Examining the writings of twentieth-century thinkers such as Raymond Aron, Isaiah Berlin, Norberto Bobbio, Michael Oakeshott, and Adam Michnik, Faces of Moderation argues that moderation remains crucial for today's encounters with new forms of extremism.

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  • Seasons of Misery
    Seasons of Misery (English, Paperback) Kathleen Donegan

    Seasons of Misery offers a boldly original account of early English settlement in American by placing catastrophe and crisis at the center of the story. Donegan argues that the constant state of suffering and uncertainty decisively formed the colonial identity and produced the first distinctly colonial literature.

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  • Misunderstanding Terrorism
    Misunderstanding Terrorism (English, Hardback) Marc Sageman

    Misunderstanding Terrorism provides a striking reassessment of the scope and nature of the global neo-jihadi threat to the West. The post-9/11 decade experienced the emergence of new forms of political violence and new terrorist actors. More recently, Marc Sageman's understanding of how and why people have adopted fundamentalist ideologies and terrorist methods has evolved....

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  • The Iranian Talmud
    The Iranian Talmud (English, Paperback) Shai Secunda

    The Iranian Talmud reexamines the Babylonian Talmud-one of Judaism's most central texts-in the light of Persian literature and culture, providing an unprecedented and accessible overview to the vibrant world of pre-Islamic Iran that shaped the Bavli.

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  • The Death of a Prophet
    The Death of a Prophet (English, Paperback) Stephen J. Shoemaker

    Stephen J. Shoemaker investigates contradictory traditions about the end of Muhammad's life in the Islamic and non-Islamic sources of the seventh and eighth centuries.

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  • Elf Queens and Holy Friars
    Elf Queens and Holy Friars (English, Hardback) Richard Firth Green

    Starting from the assumption of a far greater cultural gulf between the learned and the lay in the medieval world than between rich and poor, Elf Queens explores the church's systematic campaign to demonize fairies and infernalize fairyland and the responses this provoked in vernacular romance.

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