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History 2013 Catalog.

History 2013 Catalog.

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Published by: Princeton University Press on Jun 12, 2013
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History 2013
1 eneral interest8 world history 14 european history 20 politics & society intwentieth-centuryamerica 23 u.s. history 26 america in the world 28 human rihts & crimesaainst humanity 30 the public square 32 jewish history34 middle eastern history 36 jews, christians & muslimsrom the ancient to themodern world 37 history o science 38 economic history 40 ancient history 42 medieval & earlymodern history 44 index | order orm
contentsletter rom the editor
I am very proud to present our 2013 history catalo, which contains many excitin oerins. Oneo the most important books on the list is surely Peter Brown’s manum opus,
Through the Eye o aNeedle: Wealth, the Fall o Rome, and the Making o Christianity in the West, 350–550 AD
, which reviewershave already hailed as a “masterpiece” and a work o “enius.” I’m also very enthusiastic about
Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey o Albert O. Hirschman
, Jeremy Adelman’s eaerly awaited bioraphy o oneo the twentieth century’s most oriinal and provocative thinkers and creative intellectuals. Two dis-tinctive voices on the American history list are David Holliner and Jill Lepore; Holliner’s
 Ater ClovenTongues o Fire: Protestant Liberalism in Modern American History 
collects his most inuential writinson ecumenical Protestantism, while Lepores
The Story o America: Essays on Origins
will make you seeAmerican history in an entirely new liht, rom John Smith’s account o the oundin o Jamestown in1607 to Barack Obama’s 2009 inauural address. Please also be sure to take a look at two new books inour Human Rihts and Crimes aainst Humanity series: Taner Akçam’s
The Young Turks’ Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire
and Aryeh Neiers
TheInternational Human Rights Movement: A History 
. In our Public Square series, Anne Norton’s
On theMuslim Question
oers a powerul new ramin o this vexed issue, movin away rom the tired “clasho civilizations” paradim and toward the realization that, “in the most undamental sense, the Muslimquestion is about the values not o Islamic, but o Western, civilization.” And nally, readers interestedin economic and international history will want to take a look at Benn Steil’s epic history o the BrettonWoods accordsy,
The Battle o Bretton Woods: JohnMaynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Makingo a New World Order 
.I want to thank all o you, authors as well as readers,or contributin to the success o Princeton’s Historylist. Here’s to a ruitul and historically inspired 2013!
Brigitta van Rheinberg
Editor-in-Chie Executive Editor, History
Worldly Philosopher
 The Odyssey o Albert O. Hirschman
Jeremy Adelman
Worldly Philosopher 
chronicles the times and writins o AlbertO. Hirschman, one o the twentieth century’s most oriinaland provocative thinkers. In this rippin bioraphy, JeremyAdelman tells the story o a man shaped by modern horrorsand hopes, a worldly intellectual who ouht or and wrote indeense o the values o tolerance and chane.Born in Berlin in 1915, Hirschman rew up amid the promiseand turmoil o the Weimar era, but ed germany when the Na-zis seized power in 1933. Amid hardship and personal traedy,he volunteered to ht aainst the ascists in Spain and helpedmany o Europe’s leadin artists and intellectuals escape toAmerica ater France ell to Hitler. His intellectual career led himto Paris, London, and Trieste, and to academic appointmentsat Columbia, Harvard, and the Institute or Advanced Studyin Princeton. He was an inuential adviser to overnments inthe United States, Latin America, and Europe, as well as majoroundations and the World Bank. Alon the way, he wrote someo the most innovative and important books in economics,the social sciences, and the history o ideas. Throuhout, heremained committed to his belie that reorm is possible, evenin the darkest o times. This is the rst major account o Hirschmans remarkable lie,and a tale o the twentieth century as seen throuh the storyo an astute and passionate observer. Adelman’s rivetin nar-rative traces how Hirschman’s personal experiences shaped hisunique intellectual perspective, and how his endurin leacy isone o hope, open-mindedness, and practical idealism.Jeremy Adelman is the Walter Samuel Carpenter III Proessor o Spanish Civilization and Culture and director o the Council orInternational Teachin and Research at Princeton University.
May 2013. 808 paes. 39 haltones.Cl: 978-0-691-15567-8 $39.95 | £27.95
“This is an exceptional book.Hirschman’s intellectual andpolitical journey is describedwith sharpness and perspicacity.Family lie, cultural encounters,and the imprints o a lietimehihliht the importance andsinicance o one o the mostcreative intellectuals o thetwentieth century, who had aproound inuence on so manypeople around the world, includ-in mysel.—Fernando Henrique Cardoso,ormer president o Brazil
Catalog cover image: FDR and Stalin at the Tehran conerence. (Courtesy o FDR Library.)

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