5.98 x 9.02 inches | 392 pages | July 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-1465-6 | 1-5095-1465-1 $69.95 US | $83.95 CND PB | 978-1-5095-1466-3 | 1-5095-1466-X $28.95 US | $34.95 CND ebook available
Medieval Sensibilities A History of Emotions in the Middle Ages DAMIEN BOQUET & PIROSKA NAGY Translated by Robert Shaw This work delves into a rich variety of texts and images to reveal the many and nuanced experiences of emotion during the Middle Ages. From the demonstrative shame of a saint to a nobleman’s fear of embarrassment, the enthusiasm of a crusading band to the fear of a town threatened by war or plague, the examples are countless. Boquet and Nagy show how these outbursts, while universal expressions, must be understood within the specific context of medieval society. During the Middle Ages, a Christian model of affectivity was formed, interacting with courtly sensibilities and other forms of expression. Boquet and Nagy demonstrate how the study of emotions in medieval society can also enable us to understand better our own social outlooks and customs. Medieval Sensibilities will be of great interest to students and scholars of the Middle Ages, as well as to general readers interested in new perspectives on the past. DAMIEN BOQUET is Lecturer in History at the University of Aix-Marseille. PIROSKA NAGY is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Quebec at Montreal.
Series: New Russian Thought 5.98 x 9.02 inches | 216 pages | September 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-2700-7 | 1-5095-2700-1 $69.95 US | $83.95 CND PB | 978-1-5095-2701-4 | 1-5095-2701-X $24.95 US | $29.95 CND | ST ebook available
The Tragedy of Property Private Life, Ownership and the Russian State MAXIM TRUDOLYUBOV Translated by Arch Tait This book examines the unique relationship between property and power in Russia. In many Western societies, private property has acted as the private individual’s bulwark against the state; in Russia, by contrast, it has mostly been used by the authorities as a governance tool, from serfdom in the nineteenth century right up to the present. This is why most Russian entrepreneurs today register their businesses in offshore jurisdictions and park their money abroad. Russia’s bellicose posturing could be seen as a compensation of sorts for the vulnerabilities and conflicts that unresolved property relations create domestically. On the positive side, property is finally seen in Russia as a shield for individual autonomy and Russia is now faced with the prospect of building its own institutions of property and conflict resolution. This book, the first in Polity’s New Russian Thought series, will appeal to a wide readership interested in Russia and contemporary politics. MAXIM TRUDOLYUBOV is a Senior Fellow at the Kennan Institute and the Editorat-Large of Vedomosti, an independent Russian daily.