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Authority of images/Images of authority : shaping political and cultural identities in the pre-modern world
edited by Karen L. Fresco
Kalamazoo : Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, [2016]
pt. 1. Language and Norms - Language and identity: the case of Byzantium / Thomas Conley - Le "Pere des bonnes lettres" et le "prince de la riche locution francoyse" ; L'image du roi-polyglotte et l'elevation du francais a la Renaissance, sens et ambivalences / Paul Cohen - pt. 2. Performances and Authorities - The Parlement de Paris and the Plays: a reconsideration of the 1548 ban of the "mysteres sacres" / Robert L.A. Clark - The Construction of electoral Saxon identity in the court festivities of 1548 / Mara R. Wade -- pt. 3. Collection and compilation reflecting and constituting authority / Jean-Philippe Genet - Diffusion et autorite de la Grande Chronique de Normandie (XIVe-XVe siecles): Mouvance du texte et reseau de circulation / Gillette Labory -- pt. 4. The power of translators - Un "homme populaire et de petite science au service des hommes de pouvoir": L'humaniste Lurent de Premierfait / Carla Bozzolo - Un "Manuel" deconomie domestique bourgeoise: Laurent de premierfait t les Economiques du Pseudo-Aristote / Nicole Pons - Durer's self-portrait (1500) and the charisma of images / C. Stephen Jaeger.

Focusing on languages political power, these essays discuss how representation through language norms, plays and spectacles, manipulations and adaptations of texts and images both constitutes and reflects a cultural milieu.
Baker Berry CB351 .S83 v.53

Man of the hour : James B. Conant, warrior scientist
Conant, Jennet, author
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2017
Atomic pioneer -- A Dorchester boy -- A Harvard man -- No-man's-land -- The chemists' war -- Air castles -- The specialist -- The dark horse -- Unexpected troubles -- The acid test -- A private citizen speaks out -- Mission to London -- War scientist -- A colossal gamble -- Uneasy alliances -- One fell stroke -- A changed world -- Atomic chaos -- First of the cold warriors -- A rotten business -- Man of the hour -- Warrior educator.

"The remarkable life of one of the most influential men of the greatest generation, James B. Conant--a savvy architect of the nuclear age and the Cold War--told by his granddaughter, New York Times bestselling author Jennet Conant. James Bryant Conant was a towering figure. He was at the center of the mammoth threats and challenges of the twentieth century. As a young eminent chemist, he supervised the production of poison gas in WWI. As a controversial president of Harvard University, he was a champion of meritocracy and open admissions. As an advisor to FDR, he led the interventionist cause for US entrance in WWII. During that war, Conant was the administrative director of the Manhattan Project, oversaw the development of the atomic bomb and argued that it be used against the industrial city of Hiroshima in Japan. Later, he urged the Atomic Energy Commission to reject the hydrogen bomb, and devoted the rest of his life to campaigning for international control of atomic weapons. As Eisenhower's high commissioner to Germany, he helped to plan German recovery and was an architect of the United States' Cold War policy. Now New York Times bestselling author Jennet Conant recreates the cataclysmic events of the twentieth century as her grandfather James experienced them. She describes the guilt, fears, and sometimes regret of those who invented and deployed the bombs and the personal toll it took. From the White House to Los Alamos to Harvard University, Man of the Hour is based on hundreds of documents and diaries, interviews with Manhattan Projects scientists, Harvard colleagues, and Conant's friends and family, including her father, James B. Conant's son. This is a very intimate, up-close look at some of the most argued cases of modern times--among them the use of chemical weapons, the decision to drop the bomb, Oppenheimer's fate, the politics of post-war Germany and the Cold War--the repercussions of which are still affecting our world today"--
Baker Berry CT275.C757 C66 2017

Our oldest task : making sense of our place in nature
Freyfogle, Eric T., author
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2017]
Composing the world -- Use and abuse -- Science and morals -- Liberal fragments -- An ecological foundation -- Social justice -- The capitalist market -- The path ahead.
Baker Berry CB460 .F74 2017

Beyond schoolmarms and madams : Montana women's stories
edited by Martha Kohl
Helena : Montana Historical Society Press, [2016]
Sheriff Garfield had just been elected to a second term in 1920 when he was fatally shot. His wife Ruth, a ranching woman with a young son, set aside her grief to serve out her husband's term. She was Montana's first female sheriff and served two years. Stories like Ruth Garfield's fill the pages of Beyond Schoolmarms and Madams: Montana Women s Stories. The women featured in this book range from late eighteenth-century Indian women warriors to twenty-first century Blackfeet banker Elouise Cobell. They span geography from the western Montana women who worked for the Forest Service, to Miles City doctor Sadie Lindeberg. And they span ideology from the members of the Montana Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, who led the fight for laws banning segregation in public accommodations, to the Women of the Ku Klux Klan.
Baker Berry CT3262.M9 B49 2016

Why did ancient civilizations fail?
Johnson, Scott A. J., 1983- author
New York, NY : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
1. Introduction: Social Hubris -- 2. Why Agriculture? -- 3. The Environment -- 4. Case Study: The Maya -- 5. Agricultural Systems -- 6. Case Study: Mesopotamia -- 7. Trade Systems -- 8. Case Study: Rome -- 9. Social Organization -- 10. Case Study: Egypt -- 11. Unexpected Catastrophes -- 12. Case Study: Aztec and Inca -- 13. Where This Leaves Us.

"Ideas abound as to why certain complex societies collapsed in the past--environmental change, subsistence failure, fluctuating social structure, lack of adaptability. Why Did Ancient Civilizations Fail? evaluates the current theories in this important topic and discusses why they offer only partial explanations of the failure of past civilizations. This engaging volume offers a new theory of collapse, that of social hubris. Through an examination of Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Roman, Maya, Inca, and Aztec societies, Johnson persuasively argues that hubris has blinded many ancient peoples to evidence that would allow them to adapt, and that this has implications for contemporary societies. Comprehensive and well-written, this volume serves as an ideal text for undergraduate courses on ancient complex societies, as well as appealing to the scholar interested in societal collapse"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry CB311 .J59 2017

Archaeology essentials : theories, methods, practice with 295 illustrations
Renfrew, Colin, 1937- author
London : Thames & Hudson, 2015
A guide to all aspects of archaeology, this work provides a readable and compact introduction to archaeology for those new to the field. Long-established techniques are carefully explained as well as exciting new methods as the authors describe the ways in which archaeologists seek to explain and interpret the remote past of humankind.
Baker Berry CC75 .R465 2015

I'm the one who got away : a memoir
Jarrell, Andrea, author
Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2017
"Fugitives from a man as alluring as he is violent, Andrea Jarrell and her mother develop a powerful, unusual bond. Once grown, Jarrell thinks she's put that chapter of her life behind her--until a woman she knows is murdered, and she suddenly sees that it's her mother's choices she's been trying to escape all along. Without preaching or prescribing, I'm the One Who Got Away is a life-affirming story of having the courage to become both safe enough and vulnerable enough to love and be loved."--Amazon.com.
Baker Berry CT220.5 .J38 2017

The Oxford handbook of zooarchaeology
edited by Umberto Albarella with Mauro Rizzetto, Hannah Russ, Kim Vickers, and Sarah Viner-Daniels
Oxford, United Kingdom ; Oxford University Press, 2017
Zooarchaeology in the twenty-first century : where we come from, where we are now, and where we are going / Umberto Albarella -- Humans and mammals in the Upper Palaeolithic of Russia / Mietje Germonpré and Mikhail V. Sablin -- The zooarchaeology of complexity and specialization during the Upper Palaeolithic in Western Europe : changing diversity and evenness / Katherine Boyle -- Mesolithic hunting and fishing in the coastal and terrestrial environments of the eastern Baltic / Lembi Lõugas -- Archaeozoological techniques and protocols for elaborating scenarios of early colonization and Neolithization of Cyprus / Jean-Denis Vigne -- Zooarchaeological results from Neolithic and Bronze Age wetland and dryland sites in the Central Alpine Foreland : economic, ecologic, and taphonomic relevance / Jörg Schibler -- Zooarchaeology in the Carpathian Basin and adjacent areas / László Bartosiewicz -- Sheep, sacrifices, and symbols : animals in later Bronze Age Greece / Paul Halstead and Valasia Isaakidou -- Changes in lifestyle in ancient Rome (Italy) across the Iron Age/Roman transition : the evidence from animal remains / Jacopo De Grossi Mazzorin and Claudia Minniti -- Zooarchaeology of the Scandinavian settlements in Iceland and Greenland : diverging pathways / Konrad Smiarowski, Ramona Harrison, Seth Brewington, Megan Hicks, Frank J. Feeley, Céline Dupont-Hébert, Brenda Prehal, George Hambrecht, James Woollett, and Thomas H. McGovern -- Fishing, wildfowling, and marine mammal exploitation in northern Scotland from prehistory to early modern times / Dale Serjeantson -- Zooarchaeological evidence for Muslim improvement of sheep (Ovis aries) in Portugal / Simon J.M. Davis -- The zooarchaeology of medieval Ireland / Finbar McCormick and Emily Murray -- Animals in urban life in medieval to early modern England / Terry O'Connor -- From bovid to beaver : mammal exploitation in medieval northwest Russia / Mark Maltby -- The emergence of livestock husbandry in early Neolithic Anatolia / Joris Peters, Nadja Pöllath, and Benjamin S. Arbuckle -- Patterns of animal exploitation in western Turkey : from Palaeolithic molluscs to Byzantine elephants / Canan Çakirlar and Levent Atici -- South Asian contributions to animal domestication and pastoralism : bones, genes, and archaeology / Ajita K. Patel and Richard H. Meadow -- The zooarchaeology of Neolithic China / Li Liu and Xiaolin Ma -- Subsistence economy, animal domestication, and herd management in prehistoric Central Asia (Neolithic-Iron Age) / Norbert Benecke -- Introduction of domestic animals to the Japanese archipelago / Hitomi Hongo -- Farming, social change, and state formation in Southeast Asia / Charles F.W. Higham -- The zooarchaeology of early historic periods in the southern Levant / Justin E. Lev-Tov and Sarah Whitcher Kansa -- Middle and later Stone Age hunters and their prey in southern Africa / Ina Plug -- Pastoralism in sub-Saharan Africa : emergence and ramifications / Diane Gifford-Gonzalez -- Cattle, a major component of the Kerma culture (Sudan) / Louis Chaix -- The zooarchaeology of Iron Age farmers from southern Africa / Shaw Badenhorst -- The exploitation of aquatic resources in Holocene West Africa / Veerle Linseele -- Animals in ancient Egyptian religion : belief, identity, power, and economy / Salima Ikram -- Animals, acculturation, and colonization in ancient and Islamic North Africa / Michael MacKinnon -- Historical zooarchaeology of colonialism, mercantilism, and indigenous dispossession : the Dutch East India Company's meat industry at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa / Adam R. Heinrich -- Zooarchaeology of the pre-Contact Northwest Coast of North America / Gregory G. Monks -- Fauna and the emergence of intensive agricultural economies in the United States Southwest / Rebecca M. Dean -- 13,000 years of communal bison hunting in western North America / John D. Speth -- Advances in hunter-gatherer research in Mexico : archaeozoological contributions / Joaquín Arroyo-Cabrales and Eduardo Corona-M. -- The exploitation of aquatic environments by the Olmec and Epi-Olmec / Tanya M. Peres -- Tracking the trade in animal pelts in early historic eastern North America / Heather A. Lapham -- Animal use at early colonies on the southeastern coast of the United States / Elizabeth J. Reitz -- Zooarchaeology of the Maya / Kitty F. Emery -- Zooarchaeological approaches to pre-Columbian archaeology in the neotropics of northwestern South America / Peter W. Stahl -- Zooarchaeology of Brazilian shell-mounds / Daniela Klokler -- Camelid hunting and herding in Inca times : a view from the south of the empire / Guillermo L. Mengoni Goñalons -- Forests, steppes, and coastlines : zooarchaeology and the prehistoric exploitation of Patagonian habitats / Luis A. Borrero -- Themes in the zooarchaeology of Pleistocene Melanesia / Matthew Leavesley -- Behavioural inferences from late Pleistocene Aboriginal Australia : seasonality, butchery, and nutrition in southwest Tasmania / Richard Cosgrove and Jillian Garvey -- Regional and chronological variations in energy harvests from prehistoric fauna in New Zealand / Ian W.G. Smith -- Spatial variability and human eco-dynamics in central East Polynesian fisheries / Melinda S. Allen -- A glossary of zooarchaeological methods / Mauro Rizzetto and Umberto Albarella.

Animals have played a fundamental role in shaping human history, and the study of their remains from archaeological sites - zooarchaeology - has gradually been emerging as a powerful discipline and crucible for forging an understanding of our past. The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology offers a cutting-edge compendium of zooarchaeology the world over that transcends environmental, economic, and social approaches, seeking instead to provide a holistic view of the roles played by animals in past human cultures. Incisive chapters written by leading scholars in the field incorporate case studies from across five continents, from Iceland to New Zealand and from Japan to Egypt and Ecuador, providing a sense of the dynamism of the discipline, the many approaches and methods adopted by different schools and traditions, and an idea of the huge range of interactions that have occurred between people and animals throughout the world and its history. Adaptations of human-animal relationships in environments as varied as the Arctic, temperate forests, deserts, the tropics, and the sea are discussed, while studies of hunter-gatherers, farmers, herders, fishermen, and even traders and urban dwellers highlight the importance that animals have had in all forms of human societies. With an introduction that clearly contextualizes the current practice of zooarchaeology in relation to both its history and the challenges and opportunities that can be expected for the future, and a methodological glossary illuminating the way in which zooarchaeologists approach the study of their material, this Handbook will be invaluable not only for specialists in the field, but for anybody who has an interest in our past and the role that animals have played in forging it.
Baker Berry CC79.5.A5 O94 2017

Written in bone : bone biographer's casebook
Owsley, Douglas W
Minneapolis, MN : LeanTo Press, 2009
Baker Berry CC79.5.H85 O97 2009

Medieval masterchef : archaeological and historical perspectives on eastern cuisine and western foodways
edited by Joanita Vroom, Yona Waksman, Roos Van Oosten
Turnhout, Belgium : Brepols Publishers, [2017]
The archaeology of food is in all sorts of ways 'hot'. The focus in this varied collection of studies by key scholars in the field is on cuisine and foodways in the Mediterranean and north-western Europe during Medieval and Post-Medieval times (ca. 6th- 20th c.). The scope of the contributions encompasses archaeological and historical perspectives on eating habits, cooking techniques, diet practices and table manners in the Islamic World, the Byzantine Empire, the Crusader States, Medieval and Renaissance Europe and the Ottoman Empire. The volume offers a state of the art of an often still hardly known territory in gastronomical archaeology, which makes it essential reading for scholars and a larger audience alike.
Baker Berry CC175 .M43 2017

On the ocean : the Mediterranean and the Atlantic from prehistory to AD 1500
Cunliffe, Barry W., author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017
1. Those in peril on the sea -- 2. The combat that is called navigation -- 3. Taking to the sea -- 4. Two seas, many responses, 5300-1200 BC -- 5. The eastern Mediterranean cauldron, 5300-1200 BC -- 6. Exploring the ends of the world, 1200-600 BC -- 7. Of ships and sails: a technical interlude -- 8. Exploring the outer ocean, 600-100 BC -- 9. The Atlantic community, 100 BC -- AD 500 -- 10. An end and a beginning, 500-800 -- 11.The age of the Northmen, 780-1100 -- 12. The new European order, 1100-1400 -- 13. The ocean conquered, 1400-1510 -- 14. Reflections on the ocean -- Glossary of nautical terms.

Barry Cunliffe looks at the development of seafaring on the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, two contrasting seas; the Mediterranean without a significant tide, enclosed and soon to become familiar, the Atlantic with its frightening tidal ranges, an ocean without end. We begin with the Middle Palaeolithic hunter-gatherers in the eastern Mediterranean building simple vessels to make their remarkable crossing to Crete and we end in the early years of the sixteenth century with sailors from Spain, Portugal and England establishing the limits of the ocean from Labrador to Patagonia. The message is that the contest between humans and the sea has been a driving force, perhaps the driving force, in human history.
Baker Berry CB465 .C86 2017

A history of the future : prophets of progress from H.G. Wells to Isaac Asimov
Bowler, Peter J., author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Introduction: progress or threat? -- The prophets: their backgrounds and ambitions -- How we'll live -- Where we'll live -- Communicating and computing -- Getting around -- Taking to the air -- Journey into space -- War -- Energy and environment -- Human nature -- Epilogue: plus ca change?
Baker Berry CB158 .B69 2017