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History Catalogue 2011

History Catalogue 2011

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Yale University Press, London presents History titles for 2011
Yale University Press, London presents History titles for 2011

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Published by: Yale University Press, London on Jul 01, 2011
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2011 288pp. 45 b/w illus.

ISBN 978-0-300-14042-2 £25.00*

Available October 2011

256pp. 32 b/w illus.

Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17766-4 £12.00*

2010 352pp. 80 b/w illus.

ISBN 978-0-300-12442-2 £28.00*

Available October 2011

288pp. 42 b/w illus. 10 maps + 5 plans

ISBN 978-0-300-11795-0 £20.00*

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Digging and Dealing in
Eighteenth-Century Rome

Volumes 1 and 2

Ilaria Bignamini and
Clare Hornsby

This long-awaited book offers the
first overview of all British-led
excavation sites in and around Rome
in the golden age of the Grand Tour
in the 18th century.

“a very important contribution to
our understanding of how ancient
works of art were not only
excavated but preserved, restored,
documented and displayed.”—
David Watkin,

Times Literary Supplement

“An invaluable resource for anyone
studying and researching the impact
of Italy on Britain in the eighteenth
century, not to mention the history
of archaeology and the general
history of European art, culture and
society.”—Patricia Andrew,

The Art Book

“The breadth of this study, and the
quantity of original sources from
which it has been drawn, will
ensure that it is used by future
generations of scholars for many
years to come.”—The Art Newspaper

Rome and Rhetoric

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

Gary Wills

In this many-faceted examination of
Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, a
prominent historian unearths the
classical sources of the play and
shows how the Rome we carry in our
minds today is the Rome
Shakespeare created for us. And that
is even true, Wills affirms, for today’s
classical scholars.

Alexander the Great

A Life in Legend

Richard Stoneman

“Scholarly and wide-ranging…will
surely serve as the definitive
treatment of Alexander as a figure of
myth, a resource to be consulted and
quarried for years.”—Tom Holland,

The Sunday Telegraph

“[A] masterful work, one that will
not be superseded for a long time.”

—Peter Jones, Literary Review

Tutankhamun’s Funeral

Herbert E. Winlock

Introduction and Appendix
by Dorothea Arnold

“Winlock continues to be one of
the best writers ever to have been an
Egyptologist—even his most
technical papers being exemplars of
clarity and elegance—and this piece
well lives up to his high standards.”

—Aidan Dodson,

Egyptian Archaeology

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Available January 2012160pp.

ISBN 978-0-300-15218-0 £18.00

Stepping-Stones

A Journey through the Ice Age
Caves of the Dordogne

Christine Desdemaines-Hugon

Foreword by Ian Tattersall

“The next best thing to actually
seeing the prehistoric cave art of
southern France’s Dordogne region
is reading about it, as lovingly and
meticulously described by Christine
Desdemaines-Hugon”

—Peter A. Young, Archaeology

2010 288pp. 38 b/w + 8 colour illus.

ISBN 978-0-300-15266-1 £22.50*

2010 336pp. 30 b/w + 16 colour illus.

Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16401-5 £12.99*

2010 72pp. 100 colour illus.

Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16735-1 £10.99*

2010 630pp. 200 b/w + 50 colour illus.

Set ISBN 978-0-300-16043-7 £45.00*

2010 328pp. 168 b/w + 207 colour illus.

ISBN 978-0-300-16137-3 £45.00*

Fiery Pool

The Maya and the Mythic Sea

Edited by Daniel Finamore
and Stephen D. Houston

This compelling, richly illustrated
publication offers a revolutionary
new interpretation of ancient Mayan
art and culture.

2009 328pp. 116 b/w + 154 colour illus.

ISBN 978-0-300-15472-6 £45.00*

Heroes

Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece

Edited by Sabine Albersmeier

“an attractive and informative
resource for understanding the
central role of the hero in Greek art,
life and literature.”—Ian Jenkins,

British Museum Magazine

Architecture in the Balkans

From Diocletian to Süleyman
the Magnificent, 300–1550

Slobodan Curcic

This major work traces the
development of architecture in the
Balkans from late antiquity to the
height of the Ottoman Empire.

2010 608pp. 600 b/w + 100 colour illus.

ISBN 978-0-300-11570-3 £50.00*

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2010 336pp. 16 b/w illus.

Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16476-3 £14.99*

Philip II of Macedonia

Ian Worthington

“A clear, detailed and balanced
account that judiciously separates
the threads of often complex
political and military situations”

—Peter Jones, Literary Review

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History Catalogue 2011 Final:Layout 1 21/6/11 15:55 Page 31

2010 400pp.

Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16931-7 £16.00*

Available September 2011

304pp. 20 colour illus. + 6 diagrams

Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17896-8 £10.99*

The Theory
That Would Not Die

How Bayes’ Rule Cracked the
Enigma Code, Hunted Down
Russian Submarines, and Emerged
Triumphant from Two Centuries
of Controversy

Sharon Bertsch McGrayne

Bayes’ rule appears to be a
straightforward, one-line theorem: by
updating our initial beliefs with
objective new information, we get a
new and improved belief. To its
adherents, it is an elegant statement
about learning from experience. To its
opponents, it is subjectivity run amok.

In this lively narrative history, noted
science writer Sharon Bertsch
McGrayne recounts the discovery of
Bayes’ rule and reveals how this
seemingly simple mathematical
theorem ignited one of the greatest
scientific controversies of all time.
She reveals why respected
statisticians rendered it professionally
taboo for 150 years—at the same
time that practitioners relied on it to
solve crises involving great
uncertainty and scanty information,
even breaking Germany’s Enigma
code during World War II. Today,
Bayes' rule is used everywhere from
DNA decoding to Homeland
Security.

Prints and the Pursuit of
Knowledge in Early
Modern Europe

Edited by Susan Dackerman

A collaboration between art historians
and historians of science, this fascinating
book looks at how printmakers of the
Northern Renaissance participated in
scientific investigations, and how prints
themselves served as instruments of
observation, measurement and
discovery.

Moon

A Brief History

Bernd Brunner

“Brunner’s perky cultural history—
of the Moon in superstition, song
and indeed science—encompasses
many wonderful things”

—Steven Poole, The Guardian

“Brunner shows how [the moon]
has shone silver though our dreams
and destinies”—Kate Saunders,

The Times

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