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  • Monteverdi and the End of the Renaissanceby Gary Tomlinson

    University of California Press 1990; US$ 33.95 US$ 27.16

    Combining a close study of Monteverdi's secular works with recent research on late Renaissance history, Gary Tomlinson places the composer's creative career in its broad cultural context and illuminates the state of Italian music, poetry, and ideology in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. more...

  • Homosexuality in Greece and Romeby Thomas K. Hubbard

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 42.95 US$ 34.36

    The most important primary texts on homosexuality in ancient Greece and Rome are translated into modern, explicit English and collected together for the first time in this comprehensive sourcebook. Covering an extensive period?from the earliest Greek texts in the late seventh century b.c.e. to Greco-Roman texts of the third and fourth centuries c.e.?the... more...

  • Spymasterby Frederic E. Wakeman

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    The most feared man in China, Dai Li, was chief of Chiang Kai-shek's secret service during World War II. This sweeping biography of "China's Himmler," based on recently opened intelligence archives, traces Dai's rise from obscurity as a rural hooligan and Green Gang blood-brother to commander of the paramilitary units of the Blue Shirts and of the... more...

  • Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identityby David Dawson

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 68.95 US$ 55.16

    This book makes an illuminating contribution to one of Christianity's central problems: the understanding and interpretation of scripture, and more specifically, the relationship between the Old Testament and the New. John David Dawson analyzes the practice and theory of "figural" reading in the Christian tradition of Biblical interpretation by looking... more...

  • Literary Cultures in Historyby Sheldon Pollock

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 99.95 US$ 79.96

    A grand synthesis of unprecedented scope, Literary Cultures in History is the first comprehensive history of the rich literary traditions of South Asia. Together these traditions are unmatched in their combination of antiquity, continuity, and multicultural complexity, and are a unique resource for understanding the development of language and imagination... more...

  • Theater in a Crowded Fireby Lee Gilmore

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Every summer, thousands gather from around the world in the blistering heat of Nevada?s Black Rock Desert for the seven-day celebration of art, community, and fire known as Burning Man. Culminating in the spectacular incineration of a wooden effigy, this festival is grand-scale theater for self-expression, personal transformation, eclectic spirituality,... more...

  • Unequal Childhoodsby Annette Lareau

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families, Unequal Childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture of childhood today. Here are the frenetic families managing their children's hectic schedules of "leisure" activities;... more...

  • Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wenby Paul U. Unschuld; Hermann Tessenow

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 204.95 US$ 163.96

    A foundation of Chinese life sciences and medicine, the Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen is now available for the first time in a complete, fully annotated English translation. Also known as Su Wen , or The Yellow Emperor?s Inner Classic, this influential work came into being over a long period reaching from the 2nd century bce to the 8th century ce.... more...

  • Righteous Dopefiendby Philippe Bourgois; Jeffrey Schonberg

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    This powerful study immerses the reader in the world of homelessness and drug addiction in the contemporary United States. For over a decade Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg followed a social network of two dozen heroin injectors and crack smokers on the streets of San Francisco, accompanying them as they scrambled to generate income through burglary,... more...

  • Masters of Lightby Dennis Schaefer; Larry Salvato

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Through conversations held with fifteen of the most accomplished contemporary cinematographers, the authors explore the working world of the person who controls the visual look and style of a film. This reissue includes a new foreword by cinematographer John Bailey and a new preface by the authors, which bring this classic guide to cinematography,... more...