This Week’s New Books: Scheherazade’s Feasts, Changing Minds, If Not Hearts, and Ethnography after Antiquity

Scheherazade's Feasts
Scheherazade's Feasts: Foods of the Medieval Arab World


Habeeb Salloum, Muna Salloum, Leila Salloum Elias

256 pages | 8 1/4 x 9

Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4477-9 | $34.95 | £23.00

Scheherazade's Feasts presents over a hundred recipes for the beverages, meals, and sweets of the medieval Islamic world. Part cookbook and part culinary history, this book contextualizes Arab cuisine in a rich tapestry of trade and conquests, royal tables, and poetic praise of fine food. Read more . . .

Changing Minds, If Not Hearts
Changing Minds, If Not Hearts: Political Remedies for Racial Conflict


James M. Glaser and Timothy J. Ryan

208 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 illus.

Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4528-8 | $59.95 | £39.00

A volume in the American Governance: Politics, Policy, and Public Law series

James M. Glaser and Timothy J. Ryan vividly show how political strategies can counteract the impulse to think about racial issues in terms of winners and losers. Their problem-focused research shows how communities can build majority support for minority interests, even in the face of emotionally charged group conflicts. Read more . . .

Ethnography After Antiquity
Ethnography After Antiquity: Foreign Lands and Peoples in Byzantine Literature


Anthony Kaldellis

304 pages | 6 x 9

Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4531-8 | $75.00 | £49.00

A volume in the Empire and After series

Ethnography After Antiquity explores the modes and motivations of Byzantine ethnographic writing, shedding new light on how Byzantines distinguished themselves from foreign cultures. Read more . . .

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