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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 photo by

paradise lost a life of f scott fitzgerald david s brown “provides the kind of context that other biographers caught up in the myths that scott and zelda created about themselves have not provided a pleasure to read.” —james l w west iii pennsylvania state university pigeonholed in popular memory as a jazz age epicurean a playboy and an emblem of the lost generation f scott fitzgerald was at heart a moralist struck by the nation’s shifting mood and manners after world war i in paradise lost david brown contends that fitzgerald’s deepest allegiances were to a fading antebellum world he associated with his father’s chesapeake bay roots yet as a midwesterner an irish catholic and a perpetually in-debt author he felt like an outsider in the haute bourgeoisie haunts of lake forest princeton and hollywood—places that left an indelible mark on his worldview in this comprehensive biography brown reexamines fitzgerald’s childhood first

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

bound in wedlock slave and free black marriage in the nineteenth century tera w hunter americans have long viewed marriage between a white man and a white woman as a sacred union but marriages between african americans have seldom been treated with the same reverence this discriminatory legacy traces back to centuries of slavery when the overwhelming majority of black married couples were bound in servitude as well as wedlock though their unions were not legally recognized slaves commonly married fully aware that their marital bonds would be sustained or nullified according to the whims of white masters bound in wedlock is the first comprehensive history of african american marriage in the nineteenth century uncovering the experiences of african american spouses in plantation records legal and court documents and pension files tera hunter reveals the myriad ways couples adopted adapted revised and rejected white christian ideas of marriage setting their own standards for conjugal

stateless commerce the diamond network and the persistence of relational exchange barak d richman barak richman uses the colorful case study of the diamond industry to explore how ethnic trading networks operate and why they persist in the twenty-first century how for example does the 47th street diamond district in midtown manhattan—surrounded by skyscrapers and sophisticated financial institutions—continue to thrive as an ethnic marketplace that operates like a traditional bazaar conventional models of economic and technological progress suggest that primitive commercial networks would be displaced by new trading paradigms—yet in the heart of new york city the old world persists richman’s explanation is deceptively simple far from being an anachronism 47th street’s ethnic enclave is an adaptive response to the unique pressures of the diamond industry ethnic trading networks survive because they better fulfill many functions usually performed by

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 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 policy.” —publishers weekly 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

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