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Luminos is University of California Press’ Open Access publishing program for monographs. Selections are subjected to the same high standards for selection, peer review, production and marketing as our traditional program. Monographs are the cornerstone of scholarly research in the humanities and social sciences, and Open Access provides Luminos’ framework for preserving and reinvigorating monograph publishing for the future.


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This resource is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. This means you are free to copy and redistribute the material provided you attribute the creator. You may not use the material for commercial purposes, and you may not distribute the material with any alterations.