Books by Publisher: Berghahn Books

    House of the Waterlily

    By Kelli Carmean

    Paperback £13.17

    House of the Waterlily is a historical novel set in the world of the Late Classic Period Maya of the Southern Lowlands. Through the story of Lady Winik, a young Maya noble girl, the reader is immersed in the everyday world of the Maya

    Nanking Atrocity, 1937-1938

    Paperback Save £7.90 = £20.10

    First published in 2007, The Nanking Atrocity remains an essential resource for understanding the massacre. This second edition includes an extensive new introduction reflecting on the historiographical developments of the last decade, making this even more relevant as we approach the 80th anniversary of the Nanking massacre.

    Devil's Riches

    By Jared Poley

    Paperback £18.84

    A seeming constant in the history of capitalism, greed has nonetheless undergone considerable transformations over the last five hundred years. This multilayered account offers a fresh take on an old topic, showing how evolving ideas about greed became formative elements of the modern experience.

    Narrating Victimhood

    By Michaela Schaeuble

    Paperback £21.18

    Based on fieldwork in rural Dalmatia in the Croatian-Bosnian border region, this book provides a unique account of the politics of ambiguous Europeanness from the perspective of those living at Europe's margins.


    Paperback £21.18

    In one form or another, water participates in the making and unmaking of people's lives, practices, and stories. Contributors analyse the union of water and social lives, thereby challenging anthropologists to foreground the mutable character of their subjects and responsibly engage with the generative role of cultural analysis.

    Anatomy of Murder

    By Sabine Hildebrandt

    Paperback £21.18

    Of the many medical specializations to have been transformed by the rise of National Socialism, anatomy has received little attention. As historian and physician Sabine Hildebrandt reveals, anatomists progressed through gradual stages of ethical transgression.

    Mixed Matches

    Paperback Save £2.82 = £21.18

    Taking as a point of departure Martin Luther's redefinition of marriage, the contributors to this volume spin out the multiple ways that the Reformers' attempts to simplify and clarify marriage affected education, philosophy, literature, high politics, diplomacy, and law.

    Mary Douglas

    By Paul Richards

    Paperback Save £2.82 = £21.18

    This valuable book introduces Mary Douglas's theories, and outlines the ways in which her work is of continuing importance for the future of the social sciences.

    Germany and \'The West\': The History of a Modern Concept

    Paperback Save £4.50 = £19.50

    In the nineteenth century "the West" became associated with notions of progress, liberty, civilization, and modernity. Examining the shifting meanings, political uses, and transnational circulations of the idea of "the West" sheds new light on German intellectual history from the post-Napoleonic era to the Cold War.

    Being Godless: Ethnographies of Atheism and Non-Religion

    Paperback Save £1.72 = £17.28

    Drawing on ethnographic inquiry and the anthropological literature on doubt and atheism, this volume explores people's reluctance to pursue religion.

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