Forthcoming Books (49)

A Country of Shepherds: Cultural Stories of a Changing Mediterranean Landscape - cover image

    A Country of Shepherds: Cultural Stories of a Changing Mediterranean Landscape

    • Kathleen Ann Myers
    FORTHCOMING
    This book draws on the life stories told by shepherds, farmers, and their families in the Andalusian region in Spain to sketch out the landscapes, actions, and challenges of people who work in pastoralism. Their narratives highlight how local practices interact with regional and European communities and policies, and they help us see a broader role for extensive grazing practices and sustainability.
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      An Anthology of Global Risk

      • SJ Beard
      • Tom Hobson
      FORTHCOMING
      This anthology brings together a diversity of key texts in the emerging field of Existential Risk Studies. It serves to complement the previous volume The Era of Global Risk: An Introduction to Existential Risk Studies by providing open access to original research and insights in this rapidly evolving field. At its heart, this book highlights the ongoing development of new academic paradigms and theories of change that have emerged from a community of researchers in and around the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. The chapters in this book challenge received notions of human extinction and civilization collapse and seek to chart new paths towards existential security and hope.
      (An)Archive: Childhood, Memory, and the Cold War - cover image

        (An)Archive: Childhood, Memory, and the Cold War

        • Zsuzsa Millei
        • Nelli Piattoeva
        • Iveta Silova
        • Mnemo ZIN
        FORTHCOMING
        What was it like growing up during the Cold War? What can childhood memories tell us about state socialism and its aftermath? How can these intimate memories complicate history and redefine possible futures? These questions are at the heart of the (An)Archive: Childhood, Memory, and the Cold War. This edited collection stems from a collaboration between academics and artists who came together to collectively remember their own experiences of growing up on both sides of the ‘Iron Curtain’. Looking beyond official historical archives, the book gathers memories that have been erased or forgotten, delegitimized or essentialized, or, at best, reinterpreted nostalgically within the dominant frameworks of the East-West divide. And it reassembles and (re)stores these childhood memories in a form of an ‘anarchive’: a site for merging, mixing, connecting, but also juxtaposing personal experiences, public memory, political rhetoric, places, times, and artifacts. Collectively, these acts and arts of collective remembering tell about possible futures―and the past’s futures―what life during the Cold War might have been but also what it has become.
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          Arabic Documents from Medieval Nubia

          • Geoffrey Khan
          FORTHCOMING
          This volume presents an edition of a corpus of Arabic documents data-ble to the 11th and 12th centuries AD that were discovered by the Egypt Exploration Society at the site of the Nubian fortress Qaṣr Ibrīm (situated in the south of modern Egypt).
          Biologie de la conservation en Afrique subsaharienne: 2ème édition - cover image
          • Environmental Studies
          • Textbooks and Learning Guides

          Biologie de la conservation en Afrique subsaharienne: 2ème édition

          • John W. Wilson
          • Richard B. Primack
          FORTHCOMING
          Ce livre, publié par Open Book Publishers, est disponible gratuitement au format PDF. La décision des auteurs de rendre ce livre en libre accès est remarquable, d’autant plus que cela permet d’attribuer à l’ouvrage une importance majeure dans le domaine de la conservation et de la biodiversité en Afrique et par les africains. Je recommande ce manuel aux étudiants africains, au personnel chargé de la conservation, aux responsables politiques et à toute personne intéressée par la conservation de la nature. La distribution gratuite assure un large lectorat parmi les universitaires, chercheurs et autres professionnels africains de l'environnement. Ce volume offre une rare opportunité d'accès à la recherche sur la biodiversité en Afrique, et les informations fournies peuvent être utilisées non seulement pour améliorer la collaboration intra-africaine en matière de recherche mais également pour renforcer les capacités locales et régionales en matière de recherche sur le continent. Cet ouvrage est actuellement la publication la plus complète sur la conservation en Afrique. Il constitue un point de référence pour les spécialistes de l'environnement, les biologistes de la faune et vie sauvage, les conservateurs et les responsables politiques qui travaillent sur l'environnement ainsi que sur la faune et vie sauvage en Afrique ; il est appelé à devenir un classique.
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            Bitter-Sweet Democracy?: Analyzing citizens' resentment towards politics in Belgium

            • Louise Knops
            • François Randour
            • Heidi Mercenier
            • Karen Celis
            • Virginie Van Ingelgom
            FORTHCOMING
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              Book of Hours in the Form of a Roll (Egerton 3044), Bruges Scribe Johannes de Ecclesia, and the Art of Writing

              • Kathryn M. Rudy
              FORTHCOMING
              Johannes de Ecclesia was a prominent medieval-era scribe known to have worked for a largely Catalan-speaking clientele in late fourteenth century Bruges. This short-form book highlights the extent of de Ecclesia’s little-acknowledged influence on the scribal practice of Late Medieval Europe; an in-depth exploration of the scribe’s art, it undertakes a considered analysis of two of his major surviving works, as well as a third manuscript he may have authored. Interrogating de Ecclesia’s under-studied role in the aesthetic development of the prayer book genre during the late fourteenth century and beyond, this book submits evidence for the emergence of bilingual text, a variety of unusual letterforms, and ornamental textual features as product of de Ecclesia’s possible exposure to a wide range of courtly and ecclesiastical texts in as diverse locations as Avignon, Paris, and England.
              Byron and Trinity: Memorials, Marbles and Ruins - cover image

                Byron and Trinity: Memorials, Marbles and Ruins

                • Adrian Poole
                FORTHCOMING
                This is a collection of reprinted essays about the life and writing of Lord Byron and the themes of ‘memorials, marbles and ruins’ that were prominent in his thinking and feeling.
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                  Characters in Film and Other Media: Theory, Analysis, Interpretation

                  • Jens Eder
                  FORTHCOMING
                  Characters are of crucial importance for the creation and experience of films and other media. Their cultural significance can hardly be overestimated, but they also raise manifold questions. This book provides a comprehensive theory that guides the analysis and interpretation of characters in four dimensions: as represented beings with physical, psychological, and social characteristics; as artefacts with aesthetic structures; as meaningful symbols; and as symptoms of socio-cultural origins and effects. Integrating insights from film, media, and literary studies as well as philosophy, psychology and sociology, the book offers a variety of means to better understand characters and emotional responses to them.
                  Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa: 2nd Edition - cover image
                  • Environmental Studies
                  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

                  Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa: 2nd Edition

                  • John W. Wilson
                  • Richard B. Primack
                  FORTHCOMING
                  Eliza Orme’s Ambitions: Politics and the Law in Victorian London - cover image

                    Eliza Orme’s Ambitions: Politics and the Law in Victorian London

                    • Leslie Howsam
                    FORTHCOMING
                    Why are some figures hidden from history? Eliza Orme, despite becoming the first woman in Britain to earn a university degree in Law in 1888, leading both a political organization and a labour investigation in 1892, and participating actively in the women’s suffrage movement into the early twentieth century, is one such figure.
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                    Feliks Volkhovskii: A Revolutionary Life - cover image

                      Feliks Volkhovskii: A Revolutionary Life

                      • Michael Hughes
                      FORTHCOMING
                      Michael Hughes’s groundbreaking new biography provides a vivid history of this notable but hitherto neglected figure of both the political and literary worlds. Based on ten years of research in archives across the world and drawing on sources in multiple languages, this masterful biography explores how Feliks Volkhovskii’s life illuminates broader intellectual and historical questions about the Russian revolutionary movement. It is essential reading for anyone interested in late Imperial Russia and the Russian revolution.
                      Genetic Inroads into the Art of James Joyce - cover image

                        Genetic Inroads into the Art of James Joyce

                        • Hans Walter Gabler
                        FORTHCOMING
                        This book is a treasure trove comprising core writings from Hans Walter Gabler‘s seminal work on James Joyce, spanning fifty years from the analysis of composition he undertook towards a critical text of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, through the Critical and Synoptic Edition of Ulysses, to Gabler‘s latest essays on (appropriately enough) Joyce’s sustained artistic innovation.
                        Heavy Metal: Earth’s Minerals and the Future of Sustainable Societies - cover image

                          Heavy Metal: Earth’s Minerals and the Future of Sustainable Societies

                          • Philippe D. Tortell
                          FORTHCOMING
                          Heavy Metal: Earth’s Minerals and the Future of Sustainable Societies brings together world-leading experts from across the globe to reimagine the future of mineral exploration and mining in a post-fossil fuel world.
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                            Human Evolutionary Demography

                            • Oskar Burger
                            • Ronald Lee
                            • Rebecca Sear
                            FORTHCOMING
                            Human evolutionary demography is an emerging field blending natural science with social science. This edited volume provides a much-needed, interdisciplinary introduction to the field and highlights cutting-edge research for interested readers and researchers in demography, the evolutionary behavioural sciences, biology, and related disciplines.
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                              Il 'Gabinetto Armonico' di Filippo Bonanni

                              • Cristina Ghirardini
                              FORTHCOMING
                              Nel saggio Il 'Gabinetto Armonico' di Filippo Bonanni, l'organologa ed etnomusicologa italiana Cristina Ghirardini offre una visione senza pari della metodologia di Bonanni. L’idea di fondo dell’autrice, secondo cui il trattato ci consente di storicizzare l'approccio della critica occidentale alla descrizione degli strumenti musicali, e più specificamente della musica dell'"Altro", è supportata dal suo attento esame delle fonti di Bonanni, che rivela una rete di conoscenze sugli strumenti musicali consolidatasi quasi due secoli prima della nascita della moderna organologia.
                              Insolubles: Critical edition with English translation - cover image

                                Insolubles: Critical edition with English translation

                                • Walter Segrave
                                • Barbara Bartocci
                                • Stephen Read
                                FORTHCOMING
                                Paradoxes, such as the Liar (‘What I am saying is false’), fascinated medieval thinkers. What I said can’t be true, for if it were, it would be false. So it must be false—but then it would be true after all. Attempts at a solution to this contradiction led such thinkers to develop their theories of meaning, reference and truth. A popular response, until it was attacked at length by Thomas Bradwardine in the early 1320s, was to dismiss such self-reference as impossible: no term (here, ‘false’) could refer to (or in medieval terms, “supposit for”) a whole, e.g., a proposition, of which it is part.
                                Jesus and the Making of the Modern Mind, 1380-1520 - cover image

                                  Jesus and the Making of the Modern Mind, 1380-1520

                                  • Luke Clossey
                                  FORTHCOMING
                                  For his fifteenth-century followers, Jesus was everywhere – from baptism to bloodcults to bowling. This sweeping and unconventional investigation looks at Jesus across one hundred forty years of social, cultural, and intellectual history. Mystics married him, Renaissance artists painted him in three dimensions, Muslim poets praised his life-giving breath, and Christopher (“Christ-bearing”) Columbus brought the symbol of his cross to the Americas. Beyond the European periphery, this global study follows Jesus across – and sometimes between – religious boundaries, from Greenland to Kongo to China.
                                  Learning Statistics with jamovi: A Tutorial for Beginners in Statistical Analysis - cover image

                                    Learning Statistics with jamovi: A Tutorial for Beginners in Statistical Analysis

                                    • Danielle Navarro
                                    • David Foxcroft
                                    FORTHCOMING
                                    Based on Danielle Navarro’s widely acclaimed and prize-winning book Learning Statistics with R, this elegantly designed textbook offers undergraduate students a thorough and accessible introduction to jamovi, as well as how to get to grips with statistics and data manipulation.
                                    Meta-Xenakis: New Perspectives on Iannis Xenakis’s Life, Work, and Legacies - cover image

                                      Meta-Xenakis: New Perspectives on Iannis Xenakis’s Life, Work, and Legacies

                                      • Sharon Kanach
                                      • Peter Nelson
                                      FORTHCOMING
                                      Meta-Xenakis offers readers a comprehensive collection of insights into the history, works and legacy of Iannis Xenakis, one of the twentieth century’s most significant creative figures. It presents a transcontinental engagement with his life and output, focusing as much on the impact of the questions he posed as on the accomplishments of his body of work.
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                                        Music and Dances of Central Nepal: Subi Shah’s Works on Pangdure (Maruni) Performance

                                        • Anna Marie Stirr
                                        • Hikmat Khadka
                                        • Lochan Rijal
                                        • Mason Brown
                                        FORTHCOMING
                                        Music and the Making of Modern Japan: Joining the Global Concert - cover image

                                          Music and the Making of Modern Japan: Joining the Global Concert

                                          • Margaret Mehl
                                          FORTHCOMING
                                          In only 50 years, from the 1870s to the early 1920s, Japanese people laid the foundations for the country’s post-war rise as a musical as well as an economic power. Meanwhile, new types of popular song, fuelled by the growing global record industry, successfully blended inspiration from the West with musical characteristics perceived as Japanese.
                                          Navigating Our Way to Solutions in Marine Conservation - cover image

                                            Navigating Our Way to Solutions in Marine Conservation

                                            • Larry B. Crowder
                                            FORTHCOMING
                                            Navigating Our Way to Solutions in Marine Conservation reflects the broader insights and diverse voices revolutionizing marine conservation. Crowder has assembled scholars, practitioners, and experts in their disciplines, who also work across disciplines, creating a network of trans-disciplinary and multi-cultural insights to solve complex problems in marine conservation.
                                            No Life Without You. Refugee Love Letters from the 1930s: A Jewish Couple and Everyday Life in Germany, England and the Soviet Union - cover image

                                              No Life Without You. Refugee Love Letters from the 1930s: A Jewish Couple and Everyday Life in Germany, England and the Soviet Union

                                              • Franklin Felsenstein
                                              FORTHCOMING
                                              The letters and journals of Ernst Moritz (‘Mope’) and Vera Hirsch Felsenstein, two German Jewish refugees experiencing the tumultuous years leading up to the Second World War, form the core of this book. Abridged in an English translation from the original German, this vast correspondence and diaries has been expertly compiled and annotated by their son, Franklin Felsenstein, who has preserved his parents’ love story in their own words. Their letters, written from Germany, England, Russia, and Palestine capture their ongoing efforts to save themselves and their family, friends, and businesses from the fascist tyranny that imperils them.
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                                              Psychological Perspectives on Musical Experiences and Skills: Research in the Western Balkans and Western Europe - cover image

                                                Psychological Perspectives on Musical Experiences and Skills: Research in the Western Balkans and Western Europe

                                                • Blanka Bogunović
                                                • Renee Timmers
                                                • Sanela Nikolić
                                                FORTHCOMING
                                                This book features recent research on the psychology of music from the Western Balkans, foregrounding its specific topics, methods, and influences by bringing it into productive conversation with complementary research from Western Europe and further afield.
                                                Rāgs Around the Clock: A Handbook for North Indian Classical Music, with Online Recordings in the Khayāl Style - cover image

                                                  Rāgs Around the Clock: A Handbook for North Indian Classical Music, with Online Recordings in the Khayāl Style

                                                  • David Clarke
                                                  • Vijay Rajput
                                                  FORTHCOMING
                                                  Rāgs Around the Clock is a rich and vibrant compendium for the discovery and study of North Indian classical music. The theory and practice of rāg are explored through two interlinked resources: a handbook of essays and analyses offering technical, historical, cultural and aesthetic perspectives; and two online albums – Rāg samay cakra and Twilight Rāgs from North India – featuring khayāl singer Vijay Rajput and accompanists.
                                                  Reign of the Beast: The Atheist World of W. D. Saull and his Museum of Evolution - cover image

                                                    Reign of the Beast: The Atheist World of W. D. Saull and his Museum of Evolution

                                                    • Adrian Desmond
                                                    FORTHCOMING
                                                    In the 1830s, decades before Darwin published the Origin of Species, a museum of evolution flourished in London. Reign of the Beast pieces together the extraordinary story of this lost working-man's institution and its enigmatic owner, the wine merchant W. D. Saull. A financial backer of the anti-clerical Richard Carlile, the ‘Devil's Chaplain’ Robert Taylor, and socialist Robert Owen, Saull outraged polite society by putting humanity’s ape ancestry on display. He weaponized his museum fossils and empowered artisans with a knowledge of deep geological time that undermined the Creationist base of the Anglican state. His geology museum, called the biggest in Britain, housed over 20,000 fossils, including famous dinosaurs. Saull was indicted for blasphemy and reviled during his lifetime. After his death in 1855, his museum was demolished and he was expunged from the collective memory. Now multi-award-winning author Adrian Desmond undertakes a thorough reading of Home Office spy reports and subversive street prints to re-establish Saull's pivotal place at the intersection of the history of geology, atheism, socialism, and working-class radicalism.
                                                    Roles and Relations in Biblical Law: A Study of Participant Tracking, Semantic Roles, and Social Networks in Leviticus 17-26 - cover image

                                                      Roles and Relations in Biblical Law: A Study of Participant Tracking, Semantic Roles, and Social Networks in Leviticus 17-26

                                                      • Christian Canu Højgaard
                                                      FORTHCOMING
                                                      Leviticus 17–26, an ancient law text known as the Holiness Code, prescribes how particular persons are to behave in concrete, everyday situations. The addressees of the law text must revere their parents, respect the elderly, fear God, take care of their fellow, provide for the sojourner, and so on. The sojourner has his own obligations, as do the priests. Even God is said to behave in various ways towards various persons. Thus, the law text forms an intricate web of persons and interactions.
                                                      Saki (H.H. Munro): Original and Uncollected Stories - cover image

                                                        Saki (H.H. Munro): Original and Uncollected Stories

                                                        • Bruce Gaston
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                                                        The short stories of Hector Hugh Munro, better known by his pen name Saki, have remained in print continuously for over a hundred years. This collection is the first of its kind to present his stories as they were originally published in newspapers and magazines, preserving their internal consistency and contemporary references lost in revisions for The Chronicles of Clovis and subsequent collected editions. A trove of annotations and carefully sourced bibliographical information illuminates the Edwardian context behind the thirteen selected stories, of which three (‘Mrs. Pendercoet’s Lost Identity’, ‘The Romance of Business’ and ‘The Optimist’) were only recently rediscovered.
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                                                          Tangible and Intangible Heritage in the Age of Globalisation

                                                          • Lilia Makhloufi
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                                                          Tangible and Intangible Heritage in the Age of Globalisation is a rich collection that illuminates the complex interrelationships between tangible and intangible heritage. These essays illustrate the need to redefine heritage as an interdisciplinary and intercultural concept. They interrogate heritage paradigms while also providing concrete recommendations to promote the preservation of physical heritage spaces, and the cultural practices and social relationships that depend on them.
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                                                            Teaching Music Performance in Higher Education: Exploring the Potential of Artistic Research

                                                            • Helen Julia Minors
                                                            • Stefan Östersjö
                                                            • Gilvano Dalagna
                                                            • Jorge Salgado Correia
                                                            FORTHCOMING
                                                            This book contributes presenting examples of artistic research projects that are embedded within Higher Music Performance courses at universities and conservatoires across Europe.
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                                                            The Diaries of Anthony Hewitson, Provincial Journalist, Volume 2: 1891–1912 - cover image

                                                              The Diaries of Anthony Hewitson, Provincial Journalist, Volume 2: 1891–1912

                                                              • Andrew Hobbs
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                                                              Andrew Hobbs’s introduction and footnotes provide background and analysis of these valuable documents. This full scholarly edition offers a wealth of new information about reporting, freelancing, sub-editing, newspaper ownership and publishing, and illuminates aspects of Victorian periodicals and culture extending far beyond provincial newspapers.
                                                              The Last Years of Polish Jewry: Volume 2: On the Eve of Destruction: Essays, 1935-37 - cover image

                                                                The Last Years of Polish Jewry: Volume 2: On the Eve of Destruction: Essays, 1935-37

                                                                • Yankev Leshchinsky
                                                                • Robert Brym
                                                                • Eli Jany
                                                                • Robert Brym
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                                                                Ukrainian-born Yankev Leshchinsky (1876-1966) was the leading scholarly and journalistic analyst of Eastern European Jewish socioeconomic and political life from the 1920s to the 1950s. Known as “the dean of Jewish sociologists” and “the father of Jewish demography,” Leshchinsky published a series of insightful and moving essays in Yiddish on Polish Jewry between 1927 and 1937. Despite heightened interest in interwar Jewish communities in Poland in recent years, these essays (like most of Leshchinsky’s works) have never been translated into English.
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                                                                  The Life of Nuns: Love, Politics, and Religion in Medieval German Convents

                                                                  • Henrike Laehnemann
                                                                  • Eva Schlotheuber
                                                                  • Anne Simon
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                                                                  In the Middle Ages half of those who chose the religious life were women, yet historians have overlooked entire generations of educated, feisty, capable and enterprising nuns, condemning them to the dusty silence of the archives. What, though, were their motives for entering a convent and what was their daily routine behind its walls like? How did they think, live and worship, both as individuals and as a community? How did they maintain contact with the families and communities they had left behind? Henrike Lähnemann and Eva Schlotheuber offer readers a vivid insight into the largely unknown lives and work of religious women in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
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                                                                    The Nordic Minuet: Royal Fashion and Peasant Tradition

                                                                    • Egil Bakka
                                                                    • Anne Margrete Fiksvik
                                                                    • Petri Hoppu
                                                                    FORTHCOMING
                                                                    This major new anthology of the minuet in the Nordic countries comprehensively explores the dance as a historical, social and cultural phenomenon. One of the most significant dances in Europe, with a strong symbolic significance in western dance culture and dance scholarship, the minuet has evolved a distinctive pathway in this region, which these rigorous and pioneering essays explore.
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                                                                      The Present State of Music in France and Italy

                                                                      • Robert Fraser
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                                                                      Robert Fraser follows in the footsteps of the eighteenth-century musicologist Charles Burney (1726-1814) as he travelled across France, Switzerland and Italy in 1770 reporting on the European musical scene.
                                                                      The World of Tradition: A Global Perspective on Folklore and Ethnology - cover image

                                                                        The World of Tradition: A Global Perspective on Folklore and Ethnology

                                                                        • Simon J. Bronner
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                                                                        This landmark volume features over 45 prominent scholars from all over the world who assess knowledge of international folklore and ethnology in the twenty-first century and ways to enhance global cultural understanding in the future. They cover issues of globalism from the ancient past to the present, migration and diffusion, and comparative genres and traditional practices. It is the most comprehensive reference on international folkloristic and ethnological studies ever produced.
                                                                        Thinking Blue / Writing Red: Marxism and the (Post)Human - cover image

                                                                          Thinking Blue / Writing Red: Marxism and the (Post)Human

                                                                          • Stephen Tumino
                                                                          FORTHCOMING
                                                                          Thinking Blue/Writing Red interrogates contemporary culture across a range of texts, from the pandemic (‘Covid’ and ‘Trump Speak’) to high theory (Melville's narratives) and popular culture (Beyoncé's ‘Formation’ and Super Bowl performance, Twin Peaks , metamodern ‘cli-fi’ films).
                                                                          Touching Parchment: How Medieval Users Rubbed, Handled, and Kissed Their Manuscripts: Volume 2: Social Encounters with the Book - cover image

                                                                            Touching Parchment: How Medieval Users Rubbed, Handled, and Kissed Their Manuscripts: Volume 2: Social Encounters with the Book

                                                                            • Kathryn M. Rudy
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                                                                            In the late middle ages (ca. 1200-1520), both religious and secular people used manuscripts, was regarded as a most precious item. The traces of their use through touching and handling during different rituals such as oath-taking, public reading, and memorializing the dead, is the subject of Kathryn Rudy’s research in Touching Parchment.
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                                                                              Translating Russian Literature in the Global Context

                                                                              • Muireann Maguire
                                                                              • Cathy McAteer
                                                                              FORTHCOMING
                                                                              Translating Russian Literature in the Global Context examines the translation and reception of Russian literature as a world-wide process. This volume aims to provoke new debate about the continued currency of Russian literature as symbolic capital for international readers, in particular for nations seeking to create or consolidate cultural and political leverage in the so-called ‘World Republic of Letters’. It also seeks to examine and contrast the mechanisms of the translation and uses of Russian literature across the globe.
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                                                                                Trix: The Other Kipling

                                                                                • Barbara Fisher
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                                                                                This volume represents the first biography of Alice MacDonald Kipling Fleming (1868-1948), known as Trix. Rarely portrayed with sympathy or accuracy in biographies of her famous brother Rudyard, Trix was a talented writer and a memorable character in her own right whose fascinating life was unknown until now. In telling Trix’s story, Barbara Fisher rescues her from the misrepresentations, trivializations, and outright neglect of Rudyard’s many biographers.
                                                                                Two Priors and a Princess: St Frideswide in Twelfth-Century Oxford - cover image

                                                                                  Two Priors and a Princess: St Frideswide in Twelfth-Century Oxford

                                                                                  • Andrew Dunning
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                                                                                  Two Priors and a Princess presents a fresh assessment of the manuscript evidence with translations that are easily accessible to non-specialists. It is essential reading for students and scholars of medieval literature, as well as social and religious historians. It will be of particular value to readers interested in medical explanations and mental health in the Middle Ages; in the probative functions and stylistic development of the genres of hagiography and miracle collections; and in the function and definition of the ‘supernatural’ in medieval England.
                                                                                  Wisdom and Greatness in one Place: The Alexandrian Trader Moses ben Judah and his Circle - cover image

                                                                                    Wisdom and Greatness in one Place: The Alexandrian Trader Moses ben Judah and his Circle

                                                                                    • Dotan Arad
                                                                                    • Esther-Miriam Wagner
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                                                                                    The manuscript collections of the Bodleian Library contain a corpus of dozens of documents from the archive of Moses ben Judah. A leader of the Jewish community in Alexandria, he was also a prominent businessman and in contact with individuals from Cairo to Sicily. This collection of documents at the Bodleian likely did not emerge from the Cairo Genizah, but from another depository, and appears to have been buried at some point.