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Overcoming Necessity

Emergency, Constraint, and the Meanings of American Constitutionalism

Thomas P. Crocker

An argument for why emergencies are no excuse for extralegal action by presidents Using emergency as a cause for action ultimately leads to an almost unnoticed evolution in the political understanding of...

June 16, 2020, HC - Paper over Board, $65.00


The Conflicted History of an Emotion

Barbara H. Rosenwein

Tracing the story of anger from the Buddha to Twitter, Rosenwein provides a much-needed account of our changing and contradictory understandings of this emotion All of us think we know when we are angry,...

June 16, 2020, Hardcover, $26.00

Celestial Mirror

The Astronomical Observatories of Jai Singh II

Barry Perlus

Explore the eighteenth-century Indian astronomical observatories called the Jantar Mantars, massive, stunning structures built to observe and understand the heavens Between 1724 and 1730, Maharajah Sawaii...

June 16, 2020, HC - Paper over Board, $50.00

The Warm South

How the Mediterranean Shaped the British Imagination

Robert Holland

An evocative exploration of the impact of the Mediterranean on British culture, ranging from the mid-eighteenth century to today Ever since the age of the Grand Tour in the eighteenth century, the...

June 16, 2020, Paper, $25.00

Modernism for the Masses

Painters, Politics, and Public Murals in 1930s New York

Jody Patterson

A mural renaissance swept the United States in the 1930s, propelled by the New Deal Federal Art Project and the popularity of Mexican muralism. Perhaps nowhere more than in New York City, murals became a crucial site for the...

June 16, 2020, Hardcover, $55.00

Bernini's Michelangelo

Carolina Mangone

A novel exploration of the threads of continuity, rivalry, and self-conscious borrowing that connect the Baroque innovator with his Renaissance paragon Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598–1680), like all ambitious...

June 16, 2020, Hardcover, $65.00

Henry III

Vol. 1

David Carpenter

The first in a ground-breaking two-volume history of Henry III’s rule, from when he first assumed the crown to the moment his personal rule ended Nine years of age when he came to the throne in 1216, Henry...

June 16, 2020, Hardcover, $40.00


A Biography

Roger Nichols

An authoritative account of the life and work of Francis Poulenc, one of the most prolific and striking figures in twentieth-century classical music Francis Poulenc is a key figure in twentieth-century...

June 9, 2020, Hardcover, $38.00

Bread Winner

An Intimate History of the Victorian Economy

Emma Griffin

The forgotten story of how ordinary families managed financially in the Victorian era—and struggled to survive despite increasing national prosperity The Victorian era saw remarkable economic growth and a...

June 9, 2020, Hardcover, $35.00

London's New Scene

Art and Culture in the 1960s

Lisa Tickner

A groundbreaking and extensively researched account of the 1960s London art scene In the 1960s, London became a vibrant hub of artistic production. Postwar reconstruction, jet air travel, television arts...

June 9, 2020, Hardcover, $50.00