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The Age of Intoxication: Origins of the Global Drug Trade

Breen, Benjamin.
(2019)  | 9780812251784 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 304pp | Availability last checked: 16/11/2020
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Eating the flesh of an Egyptian mummy prevents the plague. Distilled poppiesreduce melancholy. A Turkish drink called coffee increases alertness. Tobaccocures cancer. Such beliefs circulated in the seventeenth and eighteenthcenturies, an era when the term "drug" encompassed everything from herbs andspices—like...

Her Neighbor's Wife: A History of Lesbian Desire Within Marriage

Gutterman, Lauren Jae.
(2019)  | 9780812251746 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 328pp | Availability last checked: 16/11/2020
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At first glance, Barbara Kalish fit the stereotype of a 1950s wife and mother.Married at eighteen, Barbara lived with her husband and two daughters in aCalifornia suburb, where she was president of the Parent-Teacher Association. Ata PTA training conference in San Francisco, Barbara met Pearl, another...

A Brief History of Doom: Two Hundred Years of Financial Crises

Vague, Richard.
(2019)  | 9780812251777 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 16/11/2020
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Financial crises happen time and again in post-industrial economies—and theyare extraordinarily damaging. Building on insights gleaned from many years ofwork in the banking industry and drawing on a vast trove of data, Richard Vagueargues that such crises follow a pattern that makes them both predictable...

Machiavelli: Political, Historical, and Literary Writings

Jurdjevic, Mark. Ray, Meredith K.
(2019)  | 9780812224337 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | pbk. | book | 368pp | Availability last checked: 16/11/2020
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Throughout his life, Niccolò Machiavelli was deeply invested in Florentineculture and politics. More than any other priority, his overriding centralconcerns, informed by his understanding of his city's history, were the presentand future strength and independence of Florence. This volume highlights...

Making Meaningful Lives: Tales from an Aging Japan

Kavedzija, Iza. Kavedžija, Iza. Kaved�ija, Iza.
(2019)  | 9780812251364 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 216pp | Availability last checked: 16/11/2020
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What makes for a meaningful life? In the Japanese context, the concept of ikigaiprovides a clue. Translated as "that which makes one's life worth living,"ikigai has also come to mean that which gives a person happiness. In Japan,where the demographic cohort of elderly citizens is growing, and new modes...

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Book Traces: Nineteenth-Century Readers and the Future of the Library

Stauffer, Andrew M.
(2021)  | 9780812252682 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2021
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In most college and university libraries, materials published before 1800 havebeen moved into special collections, while the post-1923 books remain in generalcirculation. But books published between these dates are vulnerable todeaccessioning, as libraries increasingly reconfigure access to public-domaintexts...

 

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