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  • Dining Posture in Ancient Romeby Matthew B. Roller

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 67.50 US$ 61.43

    What was really going on at Roman banquets? In this lively new book, veteran Romanist Matthew Roller looks at a little-explored feature of Roman culture: dining posture. In ancient Rome, where dining was an indicator of social position as well as an extended social occasion, dining posture offered a telling window into the day-to-day lives of the... more...

  • Architects and Intellectual Culture in Post-Restoration Englandby Matthew Walker

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 84.99

    Looking to the works of prominent architects and intellectuals such as John Evelyn, Robert Hooke, Sir Christopher Wren, and Roger North, this volume explores the origins of the study of architecture as an intellectual persuit in late seventeenth-century England. more...

  • The Free Port of Livorno and the Transformation of the Mediterranean Worldby Corey Tazzara

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 94.99

    In early modern Europe, free ports were places where merchants of any nation, religion, or ethnicity could trade on equal terms; and where there were no import and export taxes. This book shows how free trade emerged from the interstices of European commercial institutions by examining the history of the free port of Livorno. more...

  • A Chill in the Airby Iris Origo; Lucy Hughes-Hallett; Katia Lysy

    Pushkin Press 2017; US$ 12.49

    A gripping unpublished diary from the bestselling diarist and biographer, covering Italy's descent into war Iris Origo, one of the twentieth century’s great diarists, was born in England in 1902. As a child, she moved between England, Ireland, Italy and America, never quite belonging anywhere. It was only when she married an Italian man that she... more...

  • Royal Responsibility in Anglo-Norman Historical Writingby Emily A. Winkler

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 82.99

    This book examines how eleventh-century kings were portrayed in the writing of twelfth-century historians. Winkler employs a modern literary critical approach to demonstrate how much of our understanding of eleventh-century history stems from authorial strategies of later writers rather than from contemporary sources. more...

  • Rediscovering Renaissance Witchcraftby Marion Gibson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Rediscovering Renaissance Witchcraft is an exploration of witchcraft in the literature of Britain and America from the 16th and 17th centuries through to the present day. As well as the themes of history and literature (politics and war, genre and intertextuality), the book considers issues of national identity, gender and sexuality, race and empire,... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Second Sophisticby Daniel S. Richter; William A. Johnson

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 174.99

    Focusing on the period known as the Second Sophistic, this Handbook offers guidance on the wide range of textual materials that survive, many of which are useful or even core to inquiries of particularly current interest, while also keeping a sharp focus on how we can best situate these texts within the broader socio-cultural milieu. more...

  • Peddling Protectionismby Douglas A. Irwin; Douglas A. Irwin

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15

    The Smoot-Hawley tariff of 1930, which raised U.S. duties on hundreds of imported goods to record levels, is America's most infamous trade law. It is often associated with--and sometimes blamed for--the onset of the Great Depression, the collapse of world trade, and the global spread of protectionism in the 1930s. Even today, the ghosts of congressmen... more...

  • Cameralism in Practiceby Marten Seppel; Keith Tribe

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2017; US$ 21.49

    This book discusses the impact of cameralism on the practices of governance, early modern state-building and economy in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe. It argues that the cameralist conception of state and economy - a form of 'science' of government dedicated to reforming society while promoting economic development, and often associated... more...

  • Servants in Rural Europeby Jane Whittle

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; US$ 25.95

    This is the first book to survey the experience of servants in rural Europe from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. more...