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University of Virginia Press

The University of Virginia Press was founded in 1963 to advance the intellectual interests not only of the University, but of institutions of higher learning throughout the state. The press currently publishes fifty to sixty new titles annually, focusing primarily on the humanities and social sciences with special concentrations in American history, African American studies, southern studies, literature, ecocriticism, architecture, and regional books.


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  1. The Hand and the Soul

    Includes essays that explore the question of how ethical ideas guiding the design process - a concern for the environment or for social justice - relate to the beauty of our buildings, cities, and artworks. This book presents a range of viewpoints and does not ignore the perils of an easy association of ethics and aesthetics. Learn More
    £30.95

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  2. Cautio Criminalis, or a Book on Witch Trials

    In 1631, at the epicentre of the worst excesses of the European witch-hunts, Friedrich Spee, a Jesuit priest, published the "Cautio Criminalis", a book speaking out against the trials that were sending thousands of innocent people to gruesome deaths. Learn More
    £26.50

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  3. Sobering Wisdom

    Originally developed by Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Step programme provides life direction for the millions of people worldwide who are recovering from addiction and undergoing profound personal transformation. Yet thus far it has received surprisingly little attention from philosophers. In Sobering Wisdom, Jerome A. Miller and Nicholas Plants offer a unique approach to the Twelve Step programme by exploring its spirituality from a philosophical point of view. Learn More
    £66.95

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  4. Race Relations Litigation in an Age of Complexity

    A study of civil rights litigation from the late 1960s through to the early 1980s. Its primary focus is on the areas of school desegregation, employment and housing discrimination, and voting rights. Learn More
    £84.50

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  5. Buildings of Pennsylvania

    Uses the physical evidence of community plans, building typologies and structural systems, and landscape to gain an understanding of the five great migrations that settled William Penn’s Commonwealth. The hybrid vigour created by the interaction of these groups makes Pennsylvania unique among the American colonies and set the stage for the great industrial explosion that made the commonwealth a centre of the American Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Learn More
    £84.50

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  6. Black Fascisms

    Addresses the startling fact that many African American intellectuals in the 1930s sympathized with fascism, seeing in its ideology a means of envisioning new modes of African American political resistance. This book surveys the work and thought of several authors to have an understanding of Depression-era African American literary culture. Learn More
    £36.50

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  7. A Notorious Woman

    During her long career as a public figure in Jacksonian America, Anne Royall was called everything from an “enemy of religion” to a “Jackson man” to a “common scold”. In her search for the source of such strong reactions, Elizabeth Clapp has uncovered the story of a widely read woman of letters who asserted her right to a political voice without regard to her gender. Learn More
    £44.50

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  8. A History of the European Economy 1000-2000

    A history of the European economy during the second millennium. It considers Europe as a whole rather than as a mosaic of individual states, and stresses the common economic institutions shared over time by the different regions of Europe and the networks of relations that have linked them. Learn More
    £33.95

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  9. Shenandoah

    Hullihen Williams Moore has been visiting Shenandoah National Park since the mid-1960s, but it was after studying with Ansel Adams in 1979 that he began seriously photographing it. This collection documents the quiet beauty of the area, and includes two essays in which Moore discusses it further. Learn More
    £28.50

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  10. Kodak and the Lens of Nostalgia

    A study of the advertising campaigns and marketing strategies launched by Kodak in the early years of snapshot photography. It demonstrates how these stand at the centre of a shift in American domestic life that goes deeper than technological innovations in cameras and film. Learn More
    £28.50

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  11. Visions of the Land

    This title explores how our environmental attitudes have been influenced and shaped by various scientific perspectives from the time of western expansion and geographic exploration in the mid-19th century to the start of the contemporary environmental movement in the 20th century. Learn More
    £24.50

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  12. Bewildered Travel

    Why do we travel? Travel is not merely a break from routine; it is its antithesis, a voluntary trading in of the security one feels at home for unpredictability and confusion. This book argues that this confusion, which we might think of simply as a necessary evil, is in fact the very thing we are seeking when we leave home. Learn More
    £61.95

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  13. Outside the Wire

    A riveting collection of thirty-eight narratives by American soldiers serving in Afghanistan, Outside the Wire offers a powerful evocation of everyday life in a war zone. Christine Dumaine Leche - a writing instructor who taught at Bagram Air Base and a forward operating base near the volatile Afghan-Pakistani border - encouraged these deeply personal reflections, which demonstrate the power of writing to battle the most traumatic of experiences. Learn More
    £19.50

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  14. Questioning Nature

    In the mid-eighteenth century, many British authors and literary critics anxiously claimed that poetry was in crisis. Questioning Nature explores how major women writers - including Mary Shelley, Anna Barbauld, and Charlotte Smith - responded by turning to the era's rising fascination with new discoveries in developing disciplines of natural history such as botany, zoology, and geology. Learn More
    £50.95

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  15. When the Sun Danced

    Between May and October of 1917, three young shepherds were reportedly visited six times by an apparition of the Virgin Mary near the town of Fátima in Portugal. At the final apparition event, approximately 70,000 visitors gathered to witness a miracle that changed the course of modern Portuguese history. Exploring the early development of the cult of the Virgin of Fátima, Jeffrey Bennett offers the first scholarly study of its relationship to the rise of authoritarian politics in Portugal. Learn More
    £30.95

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  16. 250 Years in Fauquier County

    Starting with the early interactions between Native Americans and European explorers and settlers, this title presents the history that traces three and a half centuries of change in Fauquier County, Virginia. It offers the story of the men and women, black and white, who built the region's farms, plantations, schools, and churches. Learn More
    £33.95

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