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Midnight In Sicily: On Art, Feed, History, Travel and la Cosa Nostra
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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year From the author of M and A Death in Brazil comes Midnight in Sicily . South of mainland Italy lies the island of Sicily, home to an ancient culture that--with…
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|June 21, 2011

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This fresh and up-to-date interpretation of India's rich and extraordinary history, written by a leading authority in the field, explores themes in ancient, medieval and especially modern India. Peter Robb's accessible study analyses India's civilizations,…
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|May 31, 2004

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On March 16, 1978 Aldo Moro, a former Prime Minister of Italy, was ambushed in Rome. Within three minutes the gang killed his escort and bundled Moro into one of three getaway cars. An hour later the terrorist group the Red Brigades announced that Moro was in…
M: The Man Who Became Caravaggio
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|January 23, 2001

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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year As vividly and unflinchingly presented herein with "blood and bone and sinew" ( Times Literary Supplement ) by Peter Robb, Caravaggio's wild and tempestuous life was a provocation to a culture in a state of siege. The…
M: A life of Caravaggio
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|January 1, 1998

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"There was art before him and art after him, and they were not the same" --Robert Hughes M is the name of an enigma. In his short and violent life, Michelangelo Mieris, from Caravaggio, changed art forever. He threw out inherited dogma and technique and painted…
Local Agrarian Societies in Colonial India: Japanese Perspectives
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The first systematic attempt to introduce a full range of Japanese scholarship on the agrarian history of British India to the English-language reader. Suggests the fundamental importance of an Asian comparative perspective for the understanding of Indian history.
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This book sheds new light on the dynamics of the colonial encounter between Britain and India. It highlights how various analytical approaches to this encounter can be creatively mobilised to rethink entanglements of memory and identity emerging from British rule…
Ancient Rights And Future Comfort: Bihar, The Bengal Tenancy Act Of 1885, And British Rule In India
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This book analyses the character of British rule in nineteenth-century India, by focusing on the underlying ideas and the practical repercussions of agrarian policy. It argues that the great rent law debate and the Bengal Tenancy Act of 1885 helped constitute a…
Peasants, Political Economy, and Law: Empire, Identity, and India
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In this collection written over a period of almost two decades, Peter Robb, an important historian of the Empire explores the connections between agrarian policy, revenue, and property law, and commercial production; the emergence of political identities. He…
Meanings of Agriculture: Essays in South Asian History and Economics
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In this volume leading historians and economists from India and the West consider some persistent features and variable forces which explain changes through their impact on different levels of decision-making in agriculture. New light is cast on both the…
Dalit Movements and the Meanings of Labour in India
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This book traces aspects of the story of labour from the eighteenth century to the present day. The essays propose a number of general points on how ideological and religious ferment accompanies economic change, and also treat particulars that resonate against…
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