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Artists Making Landscape in Post-war Britain

Margaret Garlake

In this trailblazing study, Margaret Garlake complicates traditional histories of British landscape art in the post-war period. Drawing together work from painters and photographers—many of them women—Garlake expands the...

May 18, 2021, Hardcover, $60.00

An Ocean of Wealth

The Rise of the East India Company, 1550-1625

David Howarth

May 25, 2021, Hardcover, $32.50

An Essay on Man

An Introduction to a Philosophy of Human Culture

Ernst Cassirer; With an Introduction by Peter E. Gordon

One of the twentieth century’s greatest philosophers presents the results of his lifetime study of man’s cultural achievements. An Essay on Man is an original synthesis of contemporary knowledge, a unique interpretation of the...

May 25, 2021, Paper, $20.00

Sons of the Waves

The Common Seaman in the Heroic Age of Sail

Stephen Taylor

“[A] rollicking narrative . . . Superb”—Ben Wilson, Times  A brilliant telling of the history of the common seaman in the age of sail, and his role in Britain’s trade, exploration, and warfare...

May 25, 2021, Paper, $18.00

The Faiths of Others

A History of Interreligious Dialogue

Thomas Albert Howard

In recent decades, organizations committed to interreligious or interfaith dialogue have proliferated, both in the Western and non-Western worlds. Why, how so, and what exactly is interreligious dialogue? These are the touchstone...

May 25, 2021, Hardcover, $38.00

Words as Grain

New and Selected Poems

Duo Duo; Translated from the Chinese and Edited by Lucas Klein

A leading poet from the Cultural Revolution to the present day, Duo Duo is one of China’s most influential contemporary writers. He began writing in the 1970s. His poetic vision matured in Beijing in the 1980s and during his exile in...

May 25, 2021, Hardcover, $30.00

To Kidnap a Pope

Napoleon and Pius VII

Ambrogio A. Caiani

In the wake of the French Revolution, Napoleon Bonaparte, First Consul of France, and Pope Pius VII shared a common goal: to reconcile the church with the state. But while they were able to work together initially, formalizing an...

May 25, 2021, Hardcover, $32.50

The Multifarious Mr. Banks

From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World

Toby Musgrave

A fascinating life of Sir Joseph Banks which restores him to his proper place in history as a leading scientific figure of the English Enlightenment As official botanist on James Cook's first...

May 25, 2021, Paper, $18.00

Clairvoyant of the Small

The Life of Robert Walser

Susan Bernofsky

The great Swiss-German modernist author Robert Walser lived eccentrically on the fringes of society, shocking his Berlin friends by enrolling in butler school and later developing an urban-nomad lifestyle in the Swiss capital, Bern,...

May 25, 2021, Hardcover, $35.00

The Science of Abolition

How Slaveholders Became the Enemies of Progress

Eric Herschthal

In the context of slavery, science is usually associated with slaveholders’ scientific justifications of racism. But this book demonstrates that abolitionists were equally adept at using scientific ideas to discredit slaveholders.

May 25, 2021, Hardcover, $32.50

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