This Week’s New Books: Animal Encounters, Intimate Enemies, and Next Year in Marienbad

Animal Encounters
Animal Encounters: Contacts and Concepts in Medieval Britain

Susan Crane

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 illus.

Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4458-8 | $59.95 | £39.00

Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-0630-2 | $59.95 | £39.00

A volume in the Middle Ages Series

Thinking about animals and living with them are vital aspects of medieval experience. Animal Encounters explores saints' lives, hunting treatises, bestiaries, and other genres to discover how various species take part in culture making, revealing that cross-species relationships transform both their animal and their human participants.

Intimate Enemies
Intimate Enemies: Violence and Reconciliation in Peru

Kimberly Theidon

488 pages | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 | 2 illus.

Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4450-2 | $75.00 | £49.00

Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-0661-6 | $75.00 | £49.00

A volume in the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights series

"A very important work for the fields of anthropology and human rights. . . . Intimate Enemies is a unique, path-breaking ethnography of community responses to situations of extreme violence, of the clash of armed rebels seeking to overthrow the state and counterinsurgency soldiers."–Kay Warren, Brown University

Drawing on years of research in the highlands of Ayacucho, Kimberly Theidon explores how Peruvians are rebuilding individual lives and collective existence following twenty years of armed conflict. The micropolitics of reconciliation practiced there complicates the way we understand transitional justice and coexistence in the aftermath of war.

Next Year in Marienbad
Next Year in Marienbad: The Lost Worlds of Jewish Spa Culture

Mirjam Zadoff. Translated by William Templer

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 20 illus.

Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4466-3 | $49.95 | £32.50

Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-0755-2 | $49.95 | £32.50

A volume in the Jewish Culture and Contexts series

"A charming, highly readable, and scholarly contribution to the cultural history of the Jewish bourgeoisie of central and eastern Europe. With wit and learning Mirjam Zadoff has elevated Marienbad to the rank of a Jewish 'lieu de mémoire.'"–Saul Friedlander, University of California, Los Angeles

Next Year in Marienbad draws an engaging portrait of Jewish presence and cultural production in the spa towns of Carlsbad, Marienbad, and Franzensbad, from the last decades of the nineteenth century through the late 1930s.

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