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Global Interests
Renaissance Art between East and West
Lisa Jardine, Jerry Brotton
In this groundbreaking, highly provocative examination of the Renaissance, Jerry Brotton and Lisa Jardine raise questions about the formation of cultural identity in Western Europe. Through an analysis of the circulation of art and luxury objects, the...



State/Culture
State-Formation after the Cultural Turn
What impact does culture have on state-formation and public policy? How do states affect national and local cultures? How is the ongoing cultural turn in theory reshaping our understanding of the Western and modernizing states, long viewed as the...



The Feejee Mermaid and Other Essays in Natural and Unnatural History
Jan Bondeson
In his new collection of essays, Jan Bondeson tells ten fascinating stories of myths and hoaxes, beliefs and Ripley-like facts, concerning the animal kingdom.



The Cultural Politics of Fur
Julia V. Emberley
"A fascinating account of the powerful roles fur has played in various cultures and of the historical and political forces at work in the play of its meanings."—Jonathan Culler, Cornell University "In this well-written treatise, Emberley . . . views...



The Racial Contract
Charles W. Mills
With a sweeping look at the European expansionism and racism of the last five hundred years, Charles W. Mills demonstrates how this peculiar and unacknowledged "racial contract" has shaped a system of global European domination.



The Mastery of Submission
Inventions of Masochism
John K. Noyes



A Moment's Notice
Time Politics across Culture
Carol J. Greenhouse
Focusing on the problem of time—the paradox of time's apparent universality and cultural relativity—Carol J. Greenhouse develops an original ethnographic account of our present moment, the much-heralded postmodern condition, which is at the same time a reflexive analysis of ethnography itself.



Myths of Empire
Domestic Politics and International Ambition
Jack Snyder
Overextension is the common pitfall of empires. Jack Snyder identifies recurrent myths of empire, describes the varieties of overextension to which they lead, and criticizes the traditional explanations offered by historians and political scientists.



The Rise of the Atlantic Economies
Ralph Davis
The Rise of the Atlantic Economies surveys the economic history of Spain, the Netherlands, France, and England and of the colonies they established, or had dealings with, in North and South America from the beginnings of Portuguese exploration in the...



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