Books by Publisher: The Belknap Press

    Pricing of Progress

    By Eli Cook

    Hardback £20.42

    How did Americans come to quantify their society's well-being in units of money? In our GDP-run world, prices are the measure of not only goods and commodities but our environment, communities, nation, even self-worth. Eli Cook shows how, and why, we moderns lost sight of earlier social and moral metrics...

    Rise and Fall of Neoliberal Capitalism

    By David M. Kotz

    Paperback £15.92

    Kinyras

    By John Curtis Franklin

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    John Curtis Franklin seeks to harmonize Kinyras as a mythological symbol of pre-Greek Cyprus with what is known of ritual music and deified instruments in the Bronze Age Near East, using evidence going back to early Mesopotamia. This paperback edition contains minor corrections, while retaining the maps of the original...

    Marriage and the Law in the Age of Khubilai Khan

    By Bettine Birge

    Hardback Save £8.53 = £35.42

    These thirteenth-century legal cases from the classic compendium Yuan dianzhang reveal the complex, contradictory inner workings of the Mongol-Yuan legal system, as seen through the prism of divorce, adultery, rape, wife-selling, and other marital disputes. Bettine Birge offers a meticulously annotated translation and analysis.

    Muslim Superheroes

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    The roster of Muslim superheroes in the comic book medium has grown over the years, as has the complexity of their depictions. Muslim Superheroes tracks the initial absence, reluctant inclusion, tokenistic employment, and then nuanced scripting of Islamic protagonists in the American superhero comic book market and beyond.

    Chinese Literary Forms in Heian Japan

    By Brian Steininger

    Hardback £26.42

    Brian Steininger revisits Japan's mid-Heian court of the Tale of Genji and the Pillow Book, where literary Chinese was not only the basis of official administration, but also a medium for political protest, sermons of mourning, and poems of celebration.

    Life in the Himalaya

    By Maharaj K. Pandit

    Hardback Save £6.53 = £29.42

    The collision of the Indian and Eurasian plates 50 million years ago created the Himalaya, along with massive glaciers, intensified monsoon, turbulent rivers, and an efflorescence of ecosystems. Today, the Himalaya is at risk of catastrophic loss of life. Maharaj Pandit outlines the mountain's past in order to map a...

    One Another's Equals

    By Jeremy Waldron

    Hardback £20.42

    An enduring theme of Western philosophy is that we are all one another's equals. Yet the principle of basic equality is woefully under-explored in modern moral and political philosophy. What does it mean to say we are all one another's equals? Jeremy Waldron confronts this question fully and unflinchingly in...

    Rethinking Race

    By Michael O. Hardimon

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    Because science has shown that racial essentialism is false, and because the idea of race has proved virulent, many people believe we should eliminate the word and concept entirely. Michael Hardimon criticizes this thinking, arguing that we must recognize the real ways in which race exists in order to revise...

    Sons of Remus

    By Andrew C. Johnston

    Hardback Save £7.53 = £32.42

    Histories of Rome emphasize the ways the empire assimilated conquered societies, bringing civilization to barbarians. Yet these interpretations leave us with an incomplete understanding of the diverse cultures that flourished in the provinces. Andrew C. Johnston recaptures the identities, memories, and discourses of these variegated societies.

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