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  • From Gabriel to Luciferby Valery Rees

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 28.00

    Fiery the angels fell; slow thunder rolled around their shores, burning with the fires of Orc.' Whether in recent popular culture, or back across countless centuries, angels have perpetually enthralled and even terrified us. 'Every single angel is terrible,' wrote the German Romantic poet Rilke: 'and so I hold myself back from the dark bird-cry of... more...

  • New Spaces of Explorationby Simon Naylor; James R. Ryan

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 33.50

    On the 2 March 1899 the British flag was hoisted on the Antarctic continent. The event - recorded in the first ever photograph taken on Antarctica - claimed possession on behalf of the British crown. A century later, 14,000 feet beneath the North Pole, a mini-submarine attached to a nuclear-powered ice breaker affixed the Russian flag to the Arctic... more...

  • Age of the Parthians, Theby Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis; Sarah Stewart

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 27.50

    The Parthians are a fascinating but little-known ancient civilization. In the mid-third century BCE a bold and ambitious leader called Arshak challenged Hellenic rule and led his armies to victory. The dynasty which he founded ruled over what became a mighty empire and restored the glory of Iran following the region's conquest by Alexander the Great.... more...

  • Cities of the Mediterraneanby Meltem Toksoz; Biray Kolluoglu

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 29.00

    The Eastern Mediterranean is one of the world's most vibrant and vital commercial centres and for centuries the region's cities and ports have been at the heart of East-West trade. Taking a full and comprehensive look at the region as a whole rather than isolating individual cities or distinct cultures, Cities of the Mediterranean offers a fresh and... more...

  • East Asian Cinemasby Leon Hunt; Leung Wing-Fai

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 33.00

    Cinemas from East Asia are among the most exciting and influential in the world. They are attracting popular and critical attention on a global scale, with films from the region circulating as arthouse, cult, blockbuster and ?extreme? cinema, or as Hollywood remakes. This book explores developments in the global popularity of East Asian cinema, from... more...

  • Dress Behind Barsby Juliet Ash

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 28.00

    From nineteenth-century broad arrows and black and white stripes to twenty first-century orange jumpsuits, prison clothing has both mirrored and bolstered the power of penal institutions over prisoners? lives. Vividly illustrated and based on original research, including throughout the voices of the incarcerated, this book is a pioneering history... more...

  • Mainstreaming Sexby Feona Attwood

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 30.00

    Mainstreaming Sex uncovers the significant impact, hitherto only half glimpsed, that striptease culture is having on our media, relationships, educational and working lives. It is a welcome and much needed book. Western culture is exhibiting its fascination with sex in new, often surprising ways. Pole dancing is a form of keep fit, porn stars find... more...

  • Art Beyond Representationby Barbara Bolt

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 29.00

    Refuting the assumption that art is a representational practice, Bolt?s striking argument engages with the work of Heidegger, Deleuze and Guattari, C.S.Peirce and Judith Butler to argue for a performative relationship between art and artist. Drawing on themes as diverse as the work of CÚzanne and of Francis Bacon, the transubstantiation of the Catholic... more...

  • Art and Warby Laura Brandon

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 28.00

    This is a truly encyclopedic survey of artists? responses - both official and personal - to the horrors of war. 'Art and War' reveals the sheer diversity of artists? portrayals of this most devastating aspect of the human condition - from the ?heroic? paintings of Benjamin West and John Singer Sargent to brutal and iconic works by artists from Goya... more...

  • Ottomaniaby Roderick Cavaliero

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 44.00

    ?Romanticism had its roots in fantasy and fed on myth?. So Roderick Cavaliero introduces the European Romantic obsession with the Orient. Cavaliero draws on a life-time's research in Romantic literature and introduces a rich cast of leading Romantic writers, artists, musicians and travellers, including Beckford, Byron, Shelley, Walter Scott, Pierre... more...