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A Short History of the Middle Ages, Fifth Edition
A Short History of the Middle Ages, Fifth Edition
By Barbara H. Rosenwein

In this bestselling book, Barbara H. Rosenwein integrates the history of three medieval civilizations (European, Byzantine, and Islamic) in a dynamic narrative that is complemented by exquisite illustrations and maps.

Available Jul 2018
Devastation and Laughter: Satire, Power, and Culture in the Early Soviet State (1920s1930s)
Devastation and Laughter: Satire, Power, and Culture in the Early Soviet State (1920s–1930s)
By Annie Gérin

In Devastation and Laughter, Annie Gérin explores the use of satire in the visual arts, the circus, theatre, and cinema under Lenin and Stalin.

Available Jan 2018
Measured Words: Computation and Writing in Renaissance Italy
Measured Words: Computation and Writing in Renaissance Italy
By Arielle Saiber

Measured Words investigates the rich commerce between computation and writing that proliferated in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italy.

Available Dec 2017
The Unmaking of Home in Contemporary Art
The Unmaking of Home in Contemporary Art
By Claudette Lauzon

Building on the scholarship of key art historians and theorists such as Judith Butler and Mieke Bal, Claudette Lauzon embarks upon a transnational analysis of contemporary artists who challenge the assumption that ‘home’ is a stable site of belonging.

Published May 2017
The Twelfth-Century Renaissance: A Reader
The Twelfth-Century Renaissance: A Reader
Edited by Alex J. Novikoff
In his thoughtful introduction, Novikoff explores the term "twelfth-century renaissance" and whether or not it should be applied to a range of thinkers with differing outlooks and attitudes.
Published Dec 2016
Yakuglas' Legacy: The Art and Times of Charlie James
Yakuglas' Legacy: The Art and Times of Charlie James
By Ronald W. Hawker

Through a balanced reading of the historical period and James’ artistic production, Ronald W. Hawker argues that James’ shift to contemporary art forms allowed the artist to make a critical statement about the vitality of Kwakwaka'wakw culture

Published Nov 2016
Naamiwan's Drum: The Story of a Contested Repatriation of Anishinaabe Artefacts
Naamiwan's Drum: The Story of a Contested Repatriation of Anishinaabe Artefacts
By Maureen Matthews

Naamiwan’s Drum follows the story of a famous Ojibwe medicine man, his gifted grandson, and remarkable water drum. The book contains a powerful Anishinaabe interpretive perspective on repatriation and on anthropology itself.

Published Nov 2016
Italian Futurism and the First World War
Italian Futurism and the First World War
By Selena Daly

Selena Daly’s work is the first comprehensive study of Futurism during the First World War period. In this book, she examines the cultural, political, and military engagement of the Futurists with the war effort, both on the battlefields and on the home front.

Published Aug 2016
The Rise and Fall of the Fine Art Print in Eighteenth-Century France
The Rise and Fall of the Fine Art Print in Eighteenth-Century France
By W. McAllister Johnson

W. McAllister Johnson distills a lifetime of research into an essential study of this seminal phenomenon and chronicles the issues, decisions, and practicalities inherent in making copperplate engravings as articles of art and commerce.

Published Apr 2016
The Jesuits II: Cultures, Sciences, and the Arts, 1540-1773
The Jesuits II: Cultures, Sciences, and the Arts, 1540-1773
Edited by John W. O’Malley, S.J., Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Steven J. Harris, and T. Frank Kennedy, S.J.

With contributions from distinguished scholars from a dozen different countries, The Jesuits, II continues in the illustrious tradition of its predecessor to make an important contribution to religious memory.

Published Mar 2016