Spring/Summer 2017 by Harvard University Press

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miłosz a biography andrzej franaszek edited and translated by aleksandra parker • michael parker “franaszek’s outstanding biography of czesław miłosz narrates one of the great lives of the twentieth century and does not shy away from recounting the more private side of the poet’s loves moods victories and defeats one of the finest literary critics of his generation in poland franaszek is well suited to his subject a triumph.” —adam zagajewski university of chicago andrzej franaszek’s award-winning biography of czesław miłosz—the great polish poet and winner of the nobel prize in literature in 1980—offers a rich portrait of the writer and his troubled century providing context for a larger appreciation of his work this englishlanguage edition translated by aleksandra parker and michael parker contains a new introduction by the translators along with historical explanations maps and a chronology franaszek

basic income a radical proposal for a free society and a sane economy philippe van parijs • yannick vanderborght it may sound crazy to pay people an income whether or not they are working or looking for work but the idea of providing an unconditional basic income to every individual rich or poor active or inactive has been advocated by such major thinkers as thomas paine john stuart mill and john kenneth galbraith for a long time it was hardly noticed and never taken seriously today with the traditional welfare state creaking under pressure it has become one of the most widely debated social policy proposals in the world philippe van parijs and yannick vanderborght present the most comprehensive defense of this radical idea so far advocating it as our most realistic hope for addressing economic insecurity and social exclusion in the twenty-first century the authors seamlessly combine philosophy politics and economics as they compare the idea of a basic income with rival ideas

one another’s equals the basis of human equality jeremy waldron 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 in a major new work jeremy waldron attempts to remedy that shortfall with a subtle and multifaceted account of the basis for the west’s commitment to human equality what does it mean to say we are all one another’s equals is this supposed to distinguish humans from other animals what is human equality based on is it a religious idea or a matter of human rights is there some essential feature that all human beings have in common waldron argues that there is no single characteristic that serves as the basis of equality he says the case for moral equality rests on four capacities that all humans have the potential to possess in some degree reason autonomy moral agency and ability to love but how should also by jeremy

awakening how gays and lesbians brought marriage equality to america nathaniel frank “as the battle for same-sex marriage in the united states slides into history it has found a powerful chronicler in nathaniel frank even those steeped in the gay-rights movement will find much to admire in the novelistic detail and scholarly erudition that distinguish this book.” —kenji yoshino chief justice earl warren professor of constitutional law nyu the right of same-sex couples to marry provoked decades of intense conflict before it was upheld by the u.s supreme court in 2015 yet some of the most divisive contests shaping the quest for marriage equality occurred not on the culture-war front lines but within the ranks of lgbtq advocates nathaniel frank tells the dramatic story of how an idea that once seemed unfathomable—and for many gays and lesbians undesirable—became a legal and moral right in just half a century awakening begins in the 1950s when millions of

epistrophies jazz and the literary imagination brent hayes edwards in 1941 thelonious monk and kenny clarke copyrighted “epistrophy,” one of the best-known compositions of the bebop era the song’s title refers to a literary device—the repetition of a word or phrase at the end of successive clauses—that is echoed in the construction of the melody written two decades later amiri baraka’s poem “epistrophe” alludes slyly to monk’s tune whether it is composers finding formal inspiration in verse or a poet invoking the sound of music hearing across media is the source of innovation in black art epistrophies explores this fertile interface through case studies in jazz literature—both writings informed by music and the surprisingly large body of writing by jazz musicians themselves from james weldon johnson’s vernacular transcriptions to sun ra’s liner note poems from henry threadgill’s arresting song

society and economy framework and principles mark granovetter society and economy—a work of exceptional ambition by the founder of modern economic sociology—is the first full account of mark granovetter’s ideas about the diverse ways in which society and economy are intertwined the economy is deeply embedded in social relations and subject to the same emotions ideas and constraints as religion science politics or law he shows while sometimes people work rationally toward well-defined ends much human behavior is harder to fit into that framework actors sometimes follow social norms with a passionate faith in their appropriateness and at other times they conform without conscious thought they trust others when there is no obvious reason to do so the power individuals wield over one another can have a major impact on economic outcomes even when that power arises from noneconomic sources although people depend on social norms culture trust and power to solve problems

the sons of remus speaking of spain identity in roman gaul and spain the evolution of race and nation in the hispanic world andrew c johnston antonio feros histories of ancient rome have long emphasized the ways in which the empire assimilated the societies it conquered bringing civilization to the supposed barbarians yet interpretations of this “romanization” of western europe inevitably erase local identities and traditions from the historical picture leaving us with an incomplete understanding of the diverse cultures that flourished in the provinces far from rome the sons of remus recaptures the experiences memories and discourses of these variegated societies focusing on gaul and spain andrew johnston explores how the inhabitants of these provinces though they adopted roman customs and authority never became exclusively roman their self-representations in literature inscriptions and visual art reflect identities rooted in a sense of belonging to indigenous communities

distributed books san lorenzo a florentine church edited by robert w gaston • louis a waldman this comprehensive interdisciplinary collection illuminates many previously unexplored aspects of the basilica of san lorenzo’s history extending from its early christian foundation to the modern era brunelleschi’s rebuilt basilica the center of liturgical patronage of the medici and their grand-ducal successors until the nineteenth century is today one of the most frequently studied churches in florence modern research has tended however to focus on the remarkable art and architecture from ca 1400–1600 in this wide-ranging collection scholars investigate the urban setting of the church and its parish san lorenzo’s relations with other ecclesiastical institutions the genesis of individual major buildings of the complex and their decorations the clergy chapels and altars the chapter’s administration and financial structure lay and clerical patronage

kinyras the divine lyre john curtis franklin kinyras in greco-roman sources is the central culture-hero of early cyprus legendary king metallurge agamemnon’s faithless ally aphrodite’s priest father of myrrha and adonis rival of apollo ancestor of the paphian priestkings and much more kinyras increased in depth and complexity with the demonstration in 1968 that kinnaru—the divinized temple-lyre—was venerated at ugarit an important late bronze age city just opposite cyprus on the syrian coast 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 franklin addresses issues of ethnicity and identity migration and colonization especially the aegean diaspora to cyprus cilicia and philistia in the early iron age cultural interface of hellenic eteocypriot and levantine groups on cyprus early

mexicans in the making of america american apocalypse a history of modern evangelicalism matthew avery sutton neil foley h h a choice outstanding academic title a choice outstanding academic title the first comprehensive history of modern american evangelicalism to appear in a generation american apocalypse shows how a group of radical protestants anticipating the end of the world paradoxically transformed it according to census projections by 2050 nearly one in three u.s residents will be latino and the overwhelming majority of these will be of mexican descent this dramatic demographic shift is reshaping politics culture and fundamental ideas about american identity neil foley a leading mexican american historian offers a sweeping view of the evolution of mexican america “compelling readers of all political persuasions will find foley’s intensively researched well-documented scholarly work an instructive thoroughly accessible guide to the ramifications of immigration

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