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Yale News

  • Yale's new Current Affairs Catalogue looks beyond the headlines

    Friday, 30 March 2012

    Current Affairs CatalogueYale’s 2012 Current Affairs Catalogue is now available to order and download from our Catalogues page. With books covering topics such as the Arab Spring, US diplomacy, Italian corruption, Chinese economics and Latin-American democracy, this year's catalogue contains a fantastic variety of forthcoming titles that look beyond the headlines to uncover the truth behind current events.

  • The Ancient Olympics, War Without the Shooting: Video interview with Neil Faulkner

    Tuesday, 27 March 2012

    Neil Faulkner Video InterviewPublished this week, A Visitor’s Guide to the Ancient Olympics by Neil Faulkner offers a complete tour of the Olympic site exactly as athletes and spectators found it. In this interview for Blackwells, Faulkner provides an introduction to the games, vividly describing the spectacle as experienced by a visitor in ancient times. Along the way Faulkner reveals some unusual details. For instance, did you know that the spectators at the games made offerings to Zeus to rid them of flies? Faulkner also offers an explanation for the popularity of the games, as a physical and mental preparation for war...

  • Neil Faulkner reads from his new book 'A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient Olympics'

    Thursday, 15 March 2012

    A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient OlympicsWere the ancient Olympic games anything like the competitions we know today? Neil Faulkner's A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient Olympics transports us to the games of 388 B.C., providing a lively guided tour of the ancient Greek Olympics and bringing to life the sights and sounds (and smells) of the competition. Reading from his book, Neil Faulkner describes boxing at the ancient olympics, a far more violent and gruesome spectacle than its modern equivalent.