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  • Cretomania

    Modern Desires for the Minoan Past

    Edited by Nicoletta Momigliano, Alexandre Farnoux

    Since its rediscovery in the early 20th century, through spectacular finds such as those by Sir Arthur Evans at Knossos, Minoan Crete has captured the imagination not only of archaeologists but also of a wider public. This is shown, among other things, by its appearance and uses in a variety of…

    Hardback – 2016-08-17 
    British School at Athens - Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies

  • Morality and Viennese Opera in the Age of Mozart and Beethoven

    By Martin Nedbal

    This book explores how the Enlightenment aesthetics of theater as a moral institution influenced cultural politics and operatic developments in Vienna between the mid-eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Moralistic viewpoints were particularly important in eighteenth-century debates about…

    Hardback – 2016-08-16 
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Sebastiano del Piombo and the World of Spanish Rome

    Between Faith and Empire

    By Piers Baker-Bates

    Sebastiano del Piombo (c.1485-1547) was a close associate or rival of the central artistic figures of the High Renaissance, notably Michelangelo and Raphael. After the death of Raphael and the departure of Michelangelo from Rome, Sebastiano became the dominant artistic personality in the city.…

    Hardback – 2016-08-16 
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Medicine and Humanism in Late Medieval Italy

    The Carrara Herbal in Padua

    By Sarah R. Kyle

    This book is the first study to consider the extraordinary manuscript now known as the Carrara Herbal (British Library, Egerton 2020) within the complex network of medical, artistic and intellectual traditions from which it emerged. The manuscript contains an illustrated, vernacular copy of the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-10 
    Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean

  • Flamenco, Regionalism and Musical Heritage in Southern Spain

    By Matthew Machin-Autenrieth

    Flamenco, Regionalism and Musical Heritage in Southern Spain explores the relationship between regional identity politics and flamenco in Andalusia, the southernmost autonomous community of Spain. In recent years, the Andalusian Government has embarked on an ambitious project aimed at developing…

    Hardback – 2016-08-08 
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and the Gender Politics of Knowledge in Colonial Mexico

    By Stephanie Kirk

    Each of the book's five chapters evokes a colonial Mexican cultural and intellectual sphere: the library, anatomy and medicine, spirituality, classical learning, and publishing and printing. Using an array of literary texts and historical documents and alongside secondary historical and critical…

    Hardback – 2016-07-29 
    New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies

  • The Music of Juan de Anchieta

    By Tess Knighton, Kenneth Kreitner

    Juan de Anchieta served the Spanish royal family for 30 years, from his appointment in 1489 as a singer for Queen Isabella, until he was pensioned off by her grandson, the Emperor Charles V, in 1519. During these years Anchieta produced a body of works that - along with his contemporary Francisco…

    Hardback – 2016-07-28 

  • Inventing the Popular in Nineteenth-Century France

    Printing, Politics, and Poetics

    By Bettina R. Lerner

    The decades leading up to the Revolution of 1848 witnessed radical transformations in popular culture in France. In the first study to show how competing works by working-class writers both resisted and contributed to these sudden changes in the cultural field, Bettina R. Lerner departs from…

    Hardback – 2016-07-28 

  • My Gentle Harp

    Thomas Moore's Irish Melodies

    By Una Hunt

    Once regarded as the national bard in Ireland, Thomas Moore's lasting reputation as a poet rests on ten immensely popular collections of drawing-room songs known as the Irish Melodies, published between 1808 and 1834. Among the best known are The Last Rose of Summer, The Meeting of the Waters,…

    Hardback – 2016-07-28 

  • Coleridge and Cosmopolitan Intellectualism

    The Legacy of the German University

    By Maximiliaan van Woudenberg

    Viewing Samuel Taylor Coleridge's pursuit of continental intellectualism through the lens of cosmopolitanism, Maximiliaan van Woudenberg examines the so-called 'German Mania' of the writer in the context of the intellectual history of the university. At a time when the confessional model of…

    Hardback – 2016-07-28 

  • Silver in Georgian Dublin

    Making, Selling, Consuming

    By Alison FitzGerald

    Georgian Dublin is synonymous with a period of unprecedented expansion in the market for luxury goods. At a time when new commodities, novel technologies and fashionable imports seduced elite society, silver enjoyed an established association with gentility and prestige. Earlier studies have…

    Hardback – 2016-07-19 
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Rethinking J.S. Bach's The Art of Fugue

    By Anatoly Milka

    Edited by Esti Sheinberg

    The enigmatic character of The Art of Fugue became apparent as early as in its first edition, printed more than a year after the composer’s death. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, who published both the first and the second editions, raised several unsolved questions regarding this opus. Anatoly Milka…

    Hardback – 2016-07-18 

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