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              Allegory, Myth, and Symbol
               

              Allegory, Myth, and Symbol (Hardback)

              By Bloomfield, Morton

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              ISBN 9780674733008
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2013
              Publisher Harvard University Press
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              Series Harvard English Studies
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              Forest Rites: The War of the Demoiselles in Nineteenth-Century France
               

              Forest Rites: The War of the Demoiselles in Nineteenth-Century France (Hardback)

              By Sahlins, Peter

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              ISBN 9780674432444
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2013
              Publisher Harvard University Press
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              Series Harvard Historical Studies (Hardcover)
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              Tocqueville and England
               

              Tocqueville and England (Hardback)

              By Drescher, Professor of History and Sociology Seymour (University of Pittsburgh)

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              This study envisions Tocqueville as a political man, and a politically committed one, rather than as an omniscient and solitary prophet of the age of the masses. A historical account of one of the essential liberals of the nineteenth century cannot ignore the fact that Tocquevill...e's views of both the present and the future were formulated in terms of the outlook of his own generation and class. The British Isles were the source of some of Tocqueville's most significant insights, especially of the historic connection between the rise of democracy and the extension of bureaucratic centralization. They furnished him with two examples from which he eventually drew a theory of the evolution of aristocracies. They gave him a comparative basis for a theory of the relation of ideas to social change, of the causes of and antidotes to revolutions. His ideas on institutional and economic reform and on the ingredients of a great foreign policy bore the English trademark. If at times he protested against a lifeless imitation of an insolent rival, more often than not what the rival was doing became the basis for his own solutions to French problems. Finally, England provided Tocqueville with a refuge from the intellectual and political isolation of his last years. He found there, not only the consensus which was necessary for him to grasp his own reality and purpose, but the opportunity to continue to influence the course of events, however diminished his range. At the end of his life England was his second homeland, and assumed the prime place in his vision of the history of human liberty. A discussion of Tocqueville's intellectual relationship with his lifelong friend, Gustave de Beaumont, is indispensable to this study. Tocqueville brought to their common fund of ideas a wealth of insight which justly claims greater scholarly attention, but it was Beaumont who, after their journey to England and Ireland in 1835, attempted an extended study of the British constitution, while th
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              ISBN 9780674330405
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              Publisher Harvard University Press
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              Series Harvard Historical Monographs
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              Industry and Economic Decline in Seventeenth-Century Venice
               

              Industry and Economic Decline in Seventeenth-Century Venice (Hardback)

              By Rapp, Richard Tilden

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              One of the oldest, most commanding topics in early modern economic history--Venice's fall from commercial supremacy to relative insignificance--is here examined. What emerges is what many scholars have come to suspect: the catch-all phrase the decline of Venice embodies a myth. R...app explains the paradox of seventeenth-century Venice, a republic that experienced a relative economic decline in commerce and industry with no absolute decline in overall income. In this systematic approach to the subject of economic decline, Rapp focuses on economic factors common to all Venetian enterprise: labor supply and quality, technology and capital employment, foreign demand, and government policy. The statistical backbone of this massively documented book is an employment census of the city derived from the records of the Naval Personnel Administration, the Collegio da Milizia da Mar. Throughout the book, many analytical insights are offered about population, guilds, technology, and economic policy in early modern Europe.
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              ISBN 9780674435278
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              Publisher Harvard University Press
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              Series Harvard Historical Monographs
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              Royal Succession in Capetian France: Studies on Familial Order and the State
               

              Royal Succession in Capetian France: Studies on Familial Order and the State (Hardback)

              By Lewis, Andrew W.

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              ISBN 9780674431058
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              The Investment Decision: An Empirical Study
               

              The Investment Decision: An Empirical Study (Hardback)

              By Meyer, John R.; Kuh, Edwin

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              Series Harvard Economic Studies
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              Shakespeare Without Words and Other Essays
               

              Shakespeare Without Words and Other Essays (Hardback)

              By Harbage, Alfred

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              In the title essay of this volume, Harbage admonishes the critics and directors whose modern--and often perverse--presentations of Shakespeare attempt to locate him in the theatre of the absurd. According to the author, such critics are using the actions of the plays but ignoring... the words; his concern is that the plays be read and responded to as whole works of art. Thus the groundwork is laid for this outstanding collection of essays and lectures--most of them previously presented in various publications over the past two or three decades and all characterized by Harbage's urbanity, wit, and good sense. Devoted to the debate of critical issues involving Shakespeare and his fellow dramatists, the first eight essays, described by the author as pleas for sanity, include such pieces as Marlowe Disinterred, prompted by a book nominating Marlowe as the author of Shakespeare's plays; Cosmic Card Game, a parody of the New Criticism; and Shakespeare and the Professions, where one section details Shakespeare's opinion of the various professions as they are represented by characters in the plays--parsons, teachers, lawyers, and doctors. The last part of the book is composed of four essays relating to the history of the Elizabethan drama and raising provocative questions of chronology and authorship. These articles likewise deal with structural problems and suggest new directions for research.
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              ISBN 9780674497290
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              Robe and Sword: The Regrouping of the French Aristocracy After Louis XIV
               

              Robe and Sword: The Regrouping of the French Aristocracy After Louis XIV (Hardback)

              By Ford, Franklin L.

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              ISBN 9780674283336
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              Series Harvard Historical Studies (Hardcover)
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              American Babel: Literatures of the United States from Abnaki to Zuni
               

              American Babel: Literatures of the United States from Abnaki to Zuni (Hardback)

              Edited by Shell, Irving Babbitt Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of English Marc (Harvard University)

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              If ever there was a polyglot place on the globe (other than the Tower of Babel), America between 1750 and 1850 was it. Here three continents North America, Africa, and Europe met and spoke not as one, but in Amerindian and African languages, in German and English, Spanish, French..., and Dutch. How this prodigious multilingualism lost its voice in the making of the American canon and in everyday American linguistic practice is the problem American Babel approaches from a variety of angles. Looking at the first Arabic-language African-American slave narrative, at quirks of translation in Greek-American bilingual books, and at the strategies of Yiddish women poets and Welsh-American dramatists, contributors show how linguistic resistance opposes the imperative of linguistic assimilation. They address matters of literary authority in Irish Gaelic writing, Creole novels, and the multiple voices of the Zuni storyteller; and in essays on Haitian, Welsh, Spanish, and Chinese literatures, they trace the relationship between domestic nationalism and immigrant internationalism, between domestic citizenship and immigrant ethnicity.
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              ISBN 9780674433298
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              Publisher Harvard University Press
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              Series Harvard English Studies
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              Isis Among the Greeks and Romans
               

              Isis Among the Greeks and Romans (Hardback)

              By Solmsen, Friedrich

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              ISBN 9780674289031
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              Series Martin Classical Lectures
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