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Bread and Circuses
Theories of Mass Culture As Social Decay
Patrick Brantlinger
Brantlinger shows how the belief in the historical inevitability of social decay—a belief today perpetuated by the mass media themselves—has become the dominant view of mass culture in our time.


"Bread and Circuses is a joy to read. Brantlinger is learned, witty, and, best of all, inviting of conversation."—Voice Literary Supplement



History Is a Contemporary Literature
Manifesto for the Social Sciences
Ivan Jablonka
Ivan Jablonka’s  History Is a Contemporary Literature offers highly innovative perspectives on the writing of history, the relationship between literature and the social sciences, and the way that both social-scientific inquiry and literary...



Rigorism of Truth
"Moses the Egyptian" and Other Writings on Freud and Arendt
Hans Blumenberg
In "Moses the Egyptian"—the centerpiece of Rigorism of Truth, the German philosopher Hans Blumenberg addresses two defining figures in the intellectual history of the twentieth century: Sigmund Freud and Hannah Arendt. Unpublished during his...



The Mind of Thucydides
Jacqueline de Romilly, Jacqueline de Romilly
First published in France in 1956 and now available in English for the first time, this narratological analysis of Thucydides's "History of the Peloponnesian War" highlights the power and sophistication of the Greek historian's...



History and Its Objects
Antiquarianism and Material Culture since 1500
Peter N. Miller
In History and Its Objects, Peter N. Miller uncovers the forgotten origins of our fascination with exploring the past through its artifacts by highlighting the role of antiquarianism in grasping the significance of material culture. 



The Gumilev Mystique
Biopolitics, Eurasianism, and the Construction of Community in Modern Russia
Mark Bassin
In The Gumilev Mystique, Mark Bassin investigates the complex structure of Lev Gumilev's theories, revealing how they reflected and helped shape a variety of academic as well as political and social discourses in the USSR, and he traces how his authority has grown yet greater across the former Soviet Union.



Theatrical Heritage
Challenges and Opportunities
n accessible essays written by theater and music scholars, performers, directors, conservators, and administrators from Europe and the United States, new methods are advanced to reactivate the theatrical past.



Honor, Vengeance, and Social Trouble
Pardon Letters in the Burgundian Low Countries
Peter Arnade, Walter Prevenier
An example of microhistory at its best, this book offers a new perspective on the socal history of medieval and early modern Europe and on historiography more broadly.



Empire's Twin
U.S. Anti-imperialism from the Founding Era to the Age of Terrorism
Empire's Twin broadens our conception of anti-imperialist actors, ideas, and actions; it charts this story across the range of American history, from the Revolution to our own era; and it opens up the transnational and global dimensions of American anti-imperialism.



Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom
Mary P. Nichols
In this book, Mary P. Nichols argues for the centrality of the idea of freedom in Thucydides' thought.



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