American Studies: The Basics / Dix, Andrew
(The Basics) 224 p. Routledge, 2019:10.
ISBN:9781138775046 pap \3,482
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Oxford Medieval Texts: Burchard of Mount Sion, OP; Descriptio Terrae Sanctae / Bartlett, John R. (ed)
(Oxford Medieval Texts) 528 p. Oxford, 2019:07.
Burchard's work exists in both a longer and a shorter, abbreviated, version. This book contains the Latin texts, drawn from selected manuscripts, complete with apparatus criticus, and translations of both versions. Introductory chapters cover what is known of Burchard and his career, the manuscript evidence for his two versions of the Descriptio and their relationship, an account of the different printed editions of Burchard's work, a study of his presentation of the geography of the land, and a discussion of early maps showing knowledge of his work. Further chapters explore the churches visited by Burchard, and his use of scripture and other written sources.
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We have never been Middle Classes: How We've All been Set Up to Fail / Weiss, Hadas. 176 p. Verso, 2019.
Tidings of a shrinking middle class in one part of the world and its expansion in another absorb our attention, but seldom do we question the category itself. We Have Never Been Middle Class proposes that the middle class is an ideology. Tracing this ideology up to the age of financialization, it exposes the fallacy in the belief that we can all ascend or descend as a result of our aspirational and precautionary investments in property and education.