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Madame de Pompadour

Painted Pink

Edited by A. Cassandra Albinson; With contributions by A. Cassandra Albinson, Mark Ledbury, Gabriella Szalay, and Oliver Wunsch

A fresh take on a beloved masterpiece of portraiture, focusing on the complex significance of the color pink in eighteenth-century France François Boucher’s 1750 half-length portrait of Madame de Pompadour...

March 29, 2022, Paper, $25.00

Fictions of Emancipation

Carpeaux's Why Born Enslaved! Reconsidered

Edited by Elyse Nelson and Wendy S. Walters

A critical reexamination of Carpeaux’s bust Why Born Enslaved! and other nineteenth-century antislavery images—this book interrogates the treatment of the Black figure as a malleable political symbol and locus of exoticized...

March 29, 2022, PB-with Flaps, $25.00

Humanitarian Governance and the British Antislavery World System

Maeve Ryan

How the suppression of the slave trade and the “disposal” of liberated Africans shaped the emergence of modern humanitarianism Between 1808 and 1867, the British navy seized nearly two thousand slave ships, “re...

April 5, 2022, HC - Paper over Board, $50.00

Journeys to Heaven and Hell

Tours of the Afterlife in the Early Christian Tradition

Bart D. Ehrman

A New York Times best-selling scholar's illuminating exploration of the earliest Christian narrated journeys to heaven and hell From classics such as the Odyssey and the Aeneid to fifth-century...

April 5, 2022, Hardcover, $32.50

2021 National Gallery Artist in Residence: Ali Cherri

Priyesh Mistry With contributions by Daniel F. Herrmann and Martin Roberts

The National Gallery’s second Artist in Residence is Ali Cherri (b. 1976), the Lebanon-born artist based in Beirut and Paris. Known for his sculptures, films and installations, Cherri is interested in the aesthetics, practices and...

April 12, 2022, HC - Paper over Board, $35.00

Power and Justice in Medieval England

The Law of Patronage and the Royal Courts

Joshua C. Tate

How the medieval right to appoint a parson helped give birth to English common law Appointing a parson to the local church following a vacancy—an “advowson”—was one of the most important rights in medieval England....

April 12, 2022, HC - Paper over Board, $55.00

Turkey Under Erdogan

How a Country Turned from Democracy and the West

Dimitar Bechev

An incisive account of Erdoğan’s Turkey – showing how its troubling transformation may be short-lived Since coming to power in 2002 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has overseen a radical transformation of Turkey. Once a pillar...

April 12, 2022, Hardcover, $28.00

Violent Appetites

Hunger in the Early Northeast

Carla Cevasco

How hunger shaped both colonialism and Native resistance in Early America Carla Cevasco reveals the disgusting, violent history of hunger in the context of the colonial invasion of early northeastern North America....

April 12, 2022, HC - Paper over Board, $50.00

The Castle

A History

John Goodall

A vibrant history of the castle in England, from the early Middle Ages to the present day The castle has long had a pivotal place in English life, associated with lordship, landholding, and military might, and today...

April 12, 2022, Hardcover, $26.00

The Bin Laden Papers

How the Abbottabad Raid revealed the Truth about al-Qaeda, its Leader and his Family

Nelly Lahoud

An inside look at al-Qaeda from 9/11 to the assassination of its founder—told through the words of Bin Laden and his closest circle Usama Bin Laden’s greatest fear was not capture or death, but the exposure of al...

April 12, 2022, Hardcover, $28.00