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Shiva's Waterfront Temples

Architects and Their Audiences in Medieval India

Subhashini Kaligotla

The vibrant red sandstone temples of India’s Deccan Plateau, such as the Pattadakal temple cluster, have attracted visitors since the eighth century or earlier. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the coronation place of the Chalukya...

May 31, 2022, Hardcover, $75.00

A Cotton Mather Reader

Cotton Mather; Edited and with an Introduction by Reiner Smolinski and Kenneth P. Minkema

Cotton Mather (1663–1728) is one of the best-known Puritan writers, but very few people have ever read a significant portion of his work. The sheer volume of Mather’s corpus makes it challenging. In his sixty-five years, he was...

May 31, 2022, Paper, $25.00

Queens of the Wild

Pagan Goddesses in Christian Europe: An Investigation

In this riveting account, renowned scholar Ronald Hutton explores the history of deity-like figures in Christian Europe. Drawing on anthropology, archaeology, literature, and history, Hutton shows how hags, witches, the fairy queen,...

May 31, 2022, Hardcover, $25.00


Edited by Achim Borchardt-Hume, Gloria Groom, Caitlin Haskell, and Natalia Sidlina; With essays by Achim Borchardt-Hume, Gloria Groom, Caitlin Haskell, Natalia Sidlina, Mary Broadway, Francesca Casadio, Kristi Dahm, Kimberley Muir, and Giovanni Verri, reflections by Etel Adnan, Phyllida Barlow, Paul Chan, Julia Fish, Ellen Gallagher, Lubaina Himid, Kerry James Marshall, Rodney McMillian, Laura Owens, and Luc Tuymans, and additional contributions by Kathryn Kremnitzer and Michael Raymond

Cezanne presents a new examination of the work of Paul Cezanne (1839–1906) across media and genres, surveying his career from the varied perspectives of art historians, conservation scientists, and a roster of renowned...

May 31, 2022, Hardcover, $60.00

Critical Revolutionaries

Five Critics Who Changed the Way We Read

Terry Eagleton

Before the First World War, traditional literary scholarship was isolated from society at large. In the years following, a younger generation of critics came to the fore. Their work represented a reaction to the impoverishment of...

May 31, 2022, Hardcover, $28.00

The Invention of China

Bill Hayton

"[A] smart take on modern Chinese nationalism" (Foreign Policy), this provocative account shows that “China”—and its 5,000 years of unified history—is a national myth, created only a century ago with a political...

May 31, 2022, Paper, $18.00

Courbet's Landscapes

The Origins of Modern Painting

Paul Galvez

Between 1862 and 1866 Gustave Courbet embarked on a series of sensuous landscape paintings that would later inspire the likes of Monet, Pissarro, and Cézanne. This series has long been neglected in favor of Courbet’s paintings of...

May 24, 2022, Hardcover, $50.00


A Natural History of Fragrance

Elise Vernon Pearlstine; Illustrations by Lara Call Gastinger

Plants have long harnessed the chemical characteristics of aromatic compounds to shape the world around them. Frankincense resin from the genus Boswellia seals injured tissues and protects trees from invading pathogens. Jasmine...

May 24, 2022, Hardcover, $28.00


The Life and Times of Giacomo Casanova

Leo Damrosch

The iconic libertine Giacomo Casanova (1725–1798) was a storied adventurer through the Enlightenment’s shadowy underside. Known as a serial seducer, he was also an aspiring priest, an army officer, a fortune teller, a con man, a...

May 24, 2022, Hardcover, $35.00

Bletchley Park and D-Day

David Kenyon

The untold story of Bletchley Park's key role in the success of the Normandy campaign Since the secret of Bletchley Park was revealed in the 1970s, the work of its codebreakers has become one of the most...

May 24, 2022, Paper, $18.00