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Harvard University Press Fall 2011 Catalog

Harvard University Press Fall 2011 Catalog

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Harvard University Press's Fall 2011 Announcement Catalog offers an introduction to our latest scholarship in Classics, Economics, Humanities, Law, Politics, Religion, Science, Social Science, as well as general interest titles and new paperbacks.
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GENERAL INTEREST ................1
ACADEMIC TRADE ................35
LOEB CLASSICAL LIBRARY.......52
HISTORY ..........................54
RENAISSANCE STUDIES ..........59
HUMANITIES ......................60
SCIENCE & MEDICINE ...........63
ECONOMICS & BUSINESS /
POLITICS & LAW .................66
DISTRIBUTED BOOKS ............70
PAPERBACK .......................83
RECENTLY PUBLISHED .........104
AUTHOR/TITLE INDEX .........107
ORDER INFORMATION .........108
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No Enemies, No Hatred
SELECTED ESSAYS AND POEMS
LIU XIAOBO
FOREWORD BY VÁCLAV HAVEL
EDI TED BY PERRY LI NK, TI ENCHI MARTI N- LI AO, AND LI U XI A
H LI U XI AOBO I S WI NNE R OF THE 2010 NOBE L PE ACE PRI ZE
When the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on December 10, 2010, its recipient, Liu
Xiaobo, was in Jinzhou Prison, serving an eleven-year sentence for what Beijing called
“incitement to subvert state power.” In Oslo, actress Liv Ulmann read a long statement
the activist had prepared for his 2009 trial. It read in part: “I stand by the convictions I
expressed in my ‘June Second Hunger Strike Declaration’ twenty years ago—I have no
enemies and no hatred. None of the police who monitored, arrested, and interrogated
me, none of the prosecutors who indicted me, and none of the judges who judged me
are my enemies.”
That statement is one of the pieces in this book, which includes writings span-
ning two decades, providing insight into all aspects of Chinese life. Originally selected
by his wife, Liu Xia, these works not only
chronicle a leading dissident’s struggle
against tyranny but also enrich the record
of universal longing for freedom and dig-
nity. Liu writes pragmatically, yet with
deep-seated passion, about peasant land dis-
putes, the Han Chinese in Tibet, child slav-
ery, the CCP’s Olympic strategy, the
Internet in China, the contemporary craze for Confucius, and the Tiananmen massacre.
Also presented are poems written for his wife, public documents, and a foreword by
Václav Havel.
This collection is an aid to reflection for Western readers who might take for
granted the values Liu has dedicated his life to achieving for his homeland.
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CURRENT AFFAIRS
LI U XI AOBO, winner of the Nobel
Peace Prize, is a Chinese writer and
human rights activist.
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Deng Xiaoping and the
Transformation of China
EZRA F. VOGEL
Perhaps no one in the twentieth century had a greater long-term impact on world history than
Deng Xiaoping. And no scholar of contemporary East Asian history and culture is better quali-
fied than Ezra Vogel to disentangle the many contradictions embodied in the life and legacy of
China’s boldest strategist.
Once described by Mao Zedong as a “needle inside a ball of cotton,” Deng was the prag-
matic yet disciplined driving force behind China’s radical transformation in the late twentieth
century. He confronted the damage wrought by the Cultural Revolution, dissolved Mao’s cult
of personality, and loosened the economic and social policies that had stunted China’s growth.
Obsessed with modernization and
technology, Deng opened trade rela-
tions with the West that lifted hun-
dreds of millions of his countrymen
out of poverty. Yet at the same time
he answered to his authoritarian
roots, most notably when he
ordered the crackdown in June
1989 at Tiananmen Square.
Deng’s youthful commitment to the Communist Party was cemented in Paris in the
early 1920s, among a group of Chinese student-workers that also included Zhou Enlai. Deng
returned home in 1927 to join the Chinese Revolution on the ground floor. In the fifty years of
his tumultuous rise to power, he endured accusations, purges, and even exile before becoming
China’s preeminent leader from 1978 to 1989 and again in 1992. When he reached the top,
Deng saw an opportunity to creatively destroy much of the economic system he had helped
build for five decades as a loyal follower of Mao—and he did not hesitate.
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BIOGRAPHY
EZRA F. VOGEL is Henry Ford II Professor of the
Social Sciences, Emeritus, at Harvard University
and former Director of Harvard’s Fairbank Center
for East Asian Research and the Asia Center.
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Religion in Human Evolution
FROM THE PALEOLI THI C TO THE AXI AL AGE
ROBERT N. BELLAH
“THIS IS AN EXTRAORDINARILY RICH BOOK. THERE IS NOTHING LIKE IT IN EXISTENCE.
OF COURSE, IT WILL BE CHALLENGED. BUT IT WILL BRING THE DEBATE A GREAT STEP
FORWARD, EVEN FOR ITS DETRACTORS.”
—CHARLES TAYLOR
Religion in Human Evolution is a work of extraordinary ambition—a wide-ranging, nuanced
probing of our biological past to discover the kinds of lives that human beings have most often
imagined were worth living. It offers what is fre-
quently seen as a forbidden theory of the origin
of religion that goes deep into evolution, espe-
cially but not exclusively cultural evolution.
How did our early ancestors transcend
the quotidian demands of everyday existence to
embrace an alternative reality that called into
question the very meaning of their daily strug-
gle? Robert Bellah, one of the leading sociolo-
gists of our time, identifies a range of cultural capacities, such as communal dancing, storytelling,
and theorizing, whose emergence made this religious development possible. Deploying the lat-
est findings in biology, cognitive science, and evolutionary psychology, he traces the expansion
of these cultural capacities from the Paleolithic to the Axial Age (roughly, the first millennium
BCE), when individuals and groups in the Old World challenged the norms and beliefs of class
societies ruled by kings and aristocracies. These religious prophets and renouncers never suc-
ceeded in founding their alternative utopias, but they left a heritage of criticism that would not
be quenched.
Bellah’s treatment of the four great civilizations of the Axial Age—in ancient Israel,
Greece, China, and India—shows all existing religions, both prophetic and mystic, to be rooted
in the evolutionary story he tells. Religion in Human Evolution answers the call for a critical his-
tory of religion grounded in the full range of human constraints and possibilities.
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RELIGION / SOCIOLOGY
ROBERT N. BELLAH is Elliott
Professor of Sociology Emeritus at the
University of California, Berkeley, and
coauthor of Habits of the Heart.
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American Oracle
THE CI VI L WAR I N THE CI VI L RI GHTS ERA
DAVID W. BLIGHT
Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, a century after the signing
of the Emancipation Proclamation, Martin Luther King, Jr., declared, “One hundred years later,
the Negro still is not free.” He delivered this speech just three years after the Virginia Civil War
Commission published a guide proclaiming that “the Centennial is no time for finding fault or
placing blame or fighting the issues all over again.”
David Blight takes his readers back
to the centennial celebration to determine
how Americans then made sense of the
suffering, loss, and liberation that had
wracked the United States a century ear-
lier. Amid cold war politics and civil rights
protest, four of America’s most incisive
writers explored the gulf between remem-
brance and reality. Robert Penn Warren,
the southern-reared poet-novelist who
recanted his support of segregation; Bruce
Catton, the journalist and U.S. Navy offi-
cer who became a popular Civil War his-
torian; Edmund Wilson, the century’s
preeminent literary critic; and James Bald-
win, the searing African-American essayist and activist—each exposed America’s triumphalist
memory of the war. And each, in his own way, demanded a reckoning with the tragic conse-
quences it spawned.
Blight illuminates not only mid-twentieth-century America’s sense of itself but also the
dynamic, ever-changing nature of Civil War memory. On the eve of the 150th anniversary of
the war, we have an invaluable perspective on how this conflict continues to shape the coun-
try’s political debates, national identity, and sense of purpose.
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DAVI D W. BLI GHT is Professor of
American History and Director of the Gilder
Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery,
Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University
and author of A Slave No More.
ALSO BY DAVID W. BLIGHT
Race and Reunion
HUP / ISBN 978-0-674-00819-9 / $24.50* pb
The Russian Origins of the
First World War
SEAN MCMEEKIN
“THIS BOOK SHOULD FOREVER CHANGE THE WAYS WE HAVE UNDERSTOOD THE ROLE
OF RUSSIA IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR.”
—MICHAEL S. NEIBERG, AUTHOR OF DANCE OF THE FURIES
The catastrophe of the First World War, and the destruction, revolution, and enduring hostili-
ties it wrought, make the issue of its origins a perennial puzzle. Since World War II, Germany
has been viewed as the primary culprit.
Now, in a major reinterpretation of the con-
flict, Sean McMeekin rejects the standard
notions of the war’s beginning as either a
Germano-Austrian preemptive strike or a
“tragedy of miscalculation.” Instead, he
proposes that the key to the outbreak of
violence lies in St. Petersburg.
It was Russian statesmen who
unleashed the war through conscious pol-
icy decisions based on imperial ambitions
in the Near East. Unlike their civilian coun-
terparts in Berlin, who would have pre-
ferred to localize the Austro-Serbian conflict, Russian leaders desired a more general war so
long as British participation was assured. The war of 1914 was launched at a propitious moment
for harnessing the might of Britain and France to neutralize the German threat to Russia’s goal:
partitioning the Ottoman Empire to ensure control of the Straits between the Black Sea and the
Mediterranean.
Nearly a century has passed since the guns fell silent on the western front. But in the
lands of the former Ottoman Empire, World War I smolders still. Sunnis and Shiites, Arabs and
Jews, and other regional antagonists continue fighting over the last scraps of the Ottoman inher-
itance. As we seek to make sense of these conflicts, McMeekin’s powerful exposé of Russia’s
aims in the First World War will illuminate our understanding of the twentieth century.
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SEAN MC MEEKI N is Assistant Professor
of International Relations at Bilkent
University in Turkey.
ALSO BY SEAN MCMEEKIN
The Berlin-Baghdad Express
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The Unintended Reformation
HOW A RELI GI OUS REVOLUTI ON SECULARI ZED SOCI ETY
BRAD S. GREGORY
“A STRIKINGLY BRAVE AND WIDE-RANGING WORK. THIS IS, IN THE LARGEST SENSE, AN
EFFORT TO INTERPRET THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD. AN ASTONISHING ACHIEVEMENT.”
—ANTHONY T. GRAFTON
In a work that is as much about the present as the past, Brad Gregory identifies the unintended
consequences of the Protestant Reformation and traces the way it shaped the modern condition
over the course of the following five centuries. A hyperpluralism of religious and secular beliefs,
an absence of any substantive common good,
the triumph of capitalism and its driver, con-
sumerism—all these, Gregory argues, were
long-term effects of a movement that marked
the end of more than a millennium during
which Christianity provided a framework for
shared intellectual, social, and moral life in the
West.
Before the Protestant Reformation,
Western Christianity was an institutionalized
worldview laden with expectations of security for earthly societies and hopes of eternal salva-
tion for individuals. The Reformation’s protagonists sought to advance the realization of this
vision, not disrupt it. But a complex web of rejections, retentions, and transformations of
medieval Christianity gradually replaced the religious fabric that bound societies together in
the West. Today, what we are left with are fragments: intellectual disagreements that splinter
into ever finer fractals of specialized discourse; a notion that modern science—as the source of
all truth—necessarily undermines religious belief; a pervasive resort to a therapeutic vision of
religion; a set of smuggled moral values with which we try to fertilize a sterile liberalism; and
the institutionalized assumption that only secular universities can pursue knowledge.
The Unintended Reformation asks what propelled the West into this trajectory of plu-
ralism and polarization, and finds answers deep in our medieval Christian past.
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HISTORY / PHILOSOPHY
BRAD S. GREGORY is Dorothy G.
Griffin Associate Professor of History at
the University of Notre Dame and
author of Salvation at Stake (HUP).
Becoming Dickens
THE I NVENTI ON OF A NOVELI ST
ROBERT DOUGLAS-FAIRHURST
“MOVING AND EXCEPTIONALLY WELL-WRITTEN…A BOOK TO BE VALUED BY A RANGE
OF READERS, AND ONE CERTAIN TO STAND THE TEST OF TIME.”
—DAVID PAROISSIEN
Becoming Dickens tells the story of how an ambitious young Londoner became England’s great-
est novelist. In following the twists and turns of Charles Dickens’s early career, Robert Douglas-
Fairhurst examines a remarkable double transformation: in reinventing himself, Dickens
reinvented the form of the novel. It was a high-
stakes gamble, and Dickens never forgot how dif-
ferently things could have turned out. Like the
hero of Dombey and Son, he remained haunted
by “what might have been, and what was not.”
In his own lifetime, Dickens was without
rivals. He styled himself simply “The Inimitable.”
But he was not always confident about his stand-
ing in the world. From his traumatized childhood
to the suicide of his first collaborator and the sud-
den death of the woman who had a good claim to being the love of his life, Dickens faced pow-
erful obstacles. Before settling on the profession of novelist, he tried his hand at the law and
journalism, considered a career in acting, and even contemplated emigrating to the West Indies.
Yet with The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, and a groundbreaking series of plays, sketches,
and articles, he succeeded in turning every potential breakdown into a breakthrough.
Douglas-Fairhurst’s provocative new biography, focused on the 1830s, portrays a rest-
less and uncertain Dickens who could not decide on the career path he should take and would
never feel secure in his considerable achievements.
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BIOGRAPHY
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ROBERT DOUGLAS- FAI RHURST
is Fellow and Tutor in English,
Magdalen College, Oxford, and
author of London Labour and the
London Poor.
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On Rereading
PATRICIA MEYER SPACKS
After retiring from a lifetime of teaching literature, Patricia Meyer Spacks embarked on a year-
long project of rereading dozens of novels: childhood favorites, fiction first encountered in young
adulthood and never before revisited, books frequently reread, canonical works of literature
she was supposed to have liked but didn’t, guilty pleasures (books she oughtn’t to have liked
but did), and stories reread for fun vs. those read for the classroom. On Rereading records the
sometimes surprising, always fascinating, results of her personal experiment.
Spacks addresses a number of
intriguing questions raised by the pur-
poseful act of rereading: Why do we
reread novels when, in many instances,
we can remember the plot? Why, for
example, do some lovers of Jane Austen’s
fiction reread her novels every year (or
more often)? Why do young children
love to hear the same story read aloud
every night at bedtime? And why, as
adults, do we return to childhood
favorites such as The Hobbit, Alice in
Wonderland, and the Harry Potter nov-
els? What pleasures does rereading
bring? What psychological needs does it answer? What guilt does it induce when life is short
and there are so many other things to do (and so many other books to read)? Rereading, Spacks
discovers, helps us to make sense of ourselves. It brings us sharply in contact with how we, like
the books we reread, have both changed and remained the same.
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LITERATURE
PATRI CI A MEYER SPACKS was a National
Book Award finalist for The Female
Imagination and is Edgar Shannon Professor
of English, Emerita, University of Virginia.
EDITED BY PATRICIA MEYER SPACKS
Pride and Prejudice: An Annotated Edition
HUP / ISBN 978-0-674-04916-1 / $35.00 cl
With Our Backs to the Wall
VI CTORY AND DEFEAT I N 1918
DAVID STEVENSON
With so much at stake and so much already lost, why did World War I end with a whimper—
an arrangement between two weary opponents to suspend hostilities? After more than four
years of desperate fighting, with victories sometimes measured in feet and inches, why did the
Allies reject the option of advancing into Germany in 1918 and taking Berlin? Most histories of
the Great War focus on the avoidability of its beginning. This book brings a laser-like focus to
its ominous end—the Allies’ incomplete vic-
tory, and the tragic ramifications for world
peace just two decades later.
In the most comprehensive account
to date of the conflict’s endgame, David
Stevenson approaches the events of 1918
from a truly international perspective, exam-
ining the positions and perspectives of com-
batants on both sides, as well as the impact of
the Russian Revolution. Stevenson pays close
attention to America’s effort in its first twentieth-century war, including its naval and military
contribution, army recruitment, industrial mobilization, and home-front politics. Alongside mil-
itary and political developments, he adds new information about the crucial role of economics
and logistics.
The Allies’ eventual success, Stevenson shows, was due to new organizational methods
of managing men and materiel and to increased combat effectiveness resulting partly from tech-
nological innovation. These factors, combined with Germany’s disastrous military offensive in
the spring of 1918, ensured an Allied victory—but not a conclusive German defeat.
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HISTORY
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DAVI D STEVENSON is Professor of
International History at London School of
Economics and the author of Cataclysm:
The First World War as Political Tragedy.
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The Keats Brothers
THE LI FE OF JOHN AND GEORGE
DENISE GIGANTE
“IT IS A TRIBUTE TO GIGANTE THAT SHE ADDS SO MUCH TO OUR
UNDERSTANDING OF KEATS’S LIFE BY GOING BEYOND THE BOOKS OF
BATE, WARD, GITTINGS, AND MOTION. THIS IS ACCOMPLISHED NOT ONLY
THROUGH DETECTIVE WORK BUT THROUGH NEW INSIGHTS, MANY OF THEM
PROVIDED BY HER DEEP SENSE OF JOHN AND GEORGE AS BROTHERS.”
—HAROLD BLOOM
John and George Keats—Man of Genius and Man of Power, to use John’s words—
embodied sibling forms of the phenomenon we call Romanticism. George’s 1818 move
to the western frontier of the United States, an imaginative leap across four thousand
miles onto the tabula rasa of the American dream, created in John an abysm of alienation
and loneliness that would inspire the poet’s most
plangent and sublime poetry. Denise Gigante’s
account of this emigration places John’s life and
work in a transatlantic context that has eluded
his previous biographers, while revealing the
emotional turmoil at the heart of some of the
most lasting verse in English.
In most accounts of John’s life, George
plays a small role. He is often depicted as a
scoundrel who left his brother destitute and dying to pursue his own fortune in Amer-
ica. But as Gigante shows, George ventured into a land of prairie fires, flat-bottomed
riverboats, wildcats, and bears in part to save his brothers, John and Tom, from finan-
cial ruin. There was a vital bond between the brothers, evident in John’s letters to his
brother and sister-in-law, Georgina, in Louisville, Kentucky, which run to thousands of
words and detail his thoughts about the nature of poetry, the human condition, and the
soul. Gigante demonstrates that John’s 1819 Odes and “Hyperion” fragments emerged
from his profound grief following George’s departure and Tom’s death—and that we
owe these great works of English Romanticism in part to the deep, lasting fraternal friend-
ship that Gigante reveals in these pages.
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BIOGRAPHY
DENI SE GI GANTE is
Professor of English at
Stanford University and author
of Taste: A Literary History.
The Bear
HI STORY OF A FALLEN KI NG
MICHEL PASTOUREAU
TRANSLATED BY GEORGE HOLOCH
The oldest discovered statue, fashioned some fifteen to twenty thousand years ago, is of a bear.
The lion was not always king. From antiquity to the Middle Ages, the bear’s centrality in cults
and mythologies left traces in European languages, literatures, and legends from the Slavic East
to Celtic Britain. Historian Michel Pastoureau considers how this once venerated creature was
deposed by the advent of Christianity and continued to sink lower in the symbolic bestiary
before rising again in Pyrrhic triumph as a popular toy.
The early Church was threatened by pagan legends of the bear’s power, among them a
widespread belief that male bears were sexually attracted to women and would violate them,
producing half-bear, half-human
beings—invincible warriors who
founded royal lines. Marked for
death by the clergy, bears were mas-
sacred. During the Renaissance, the
demonic prestige bears had been
assigned in biblical allegory was lost
to the goat, ass, bat, and owl, which
were the devil’s new familiars, while
the lion was crowned as the symbol
of nobility. Once the undefeated
champions of the Roman arena, prized in princely menageries, bears became entertainers in the
marketplace, trained to perform humiliating tricks or muzzled and devoured
by packs of dogs for the amusement of humans. By the early twentieth cen-
tury, however, the bear would return from exile, making its way into
the hearts of children everywhere as the teddy bear.
This compelling history reminds us that men and bears have
always been inseparable, united by a kinship that gradually moved
from nature to culture—a bond that continues to this day.
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MI CHEL PASTOUREAU is a cultural historian
and Director of Studies at l’École pratique des
hautes études (Sorbonne) and at l’École pratique
des hautes études en sciences sociales. He is
author of Blue, Black, and The Devil’s Cloth.
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Invasion of the Body
REVOLUTI ONS I N SURGERY
NICHOLAS L. TILNEY
“DR. TILNEY HAS AN EYE FOR FASCINATING DETAILS, SHOCKING STORIES, AND
UNEXPECTED CONNECTIONS. INVASION OF THE BODY IS A RIVETING ACCOUNT OF THE
ASTONISHING TRANSFORMATION OF SURGERY OVER THE PAST CENTURY.”
—ATUL GAWANDE
In 1913, the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston admitted its first patient, Mary Agnes
Turner, who suffered from varicose veins in her legs. The surgical treatment she received, under
ether anesthesia, was the most advanced available at the time. At the same hospital fifty years
later, Nicholas Tilney—then a second-year resident—assisted in the repair of a large aortic
aneurysm. The cutting-edge diagnostic tools he used to evaluate the patient’s condition would
soon be eclipsed by yet more sophisticated
apparatus, including minimally invasive
approaches and state-of-the-art imaging tech-
nology, which Tilney would draw on in pio-
neering organ transplant surgery and
becoming one of its most distinguished prac-
titioners.
In Invasion of the Body, Tilney tells
the story of modern surgery and the revolu-
tions that have transformed the field: anes-
thesia, prevention of infection, professional
standards of competency, pharmaceutical advances, and the present turmoil in medical educa-
tion and health care reform. Tilney uses as his stage the famous Boston teaching hospital where
he completed his residency and went on to practice (now called Brigham and Women’s). His
cast of characters includes clinicians, support staff, trainees, patients, families, and various
applied scientists who push the revolutions forward.
While lauding the innovations that have brought surgeons’ capabilities to heights
undreamed of even a few decades ago, Tilney also previews a challenging future, as new capac-
ities to prolong life and restore health run headlong into unsustainable costs. The authoritative
voice he brings to the ancient tradition of surgical invasion will be welcomed by patients, prac-
titioners, and policymakers alike.
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NI CHOLAS L. TI LNEY holds the posts of
Honorary Surgeon, Brigham and Women’s
Hospital, Boston, and Francis D. Moore
Distinguished Professor of Surgery, Harvard
Medical School. He is author of Transplant:
From Myth to Reality.
The Battle of Adwa
AFRI CAN VI CTORY I N THE AGE OF EMPI RE
RAYMOND JONAS
In March 1896, a well-disciplined and massive Ethiopian army did the unthinkable—it routed
an invading Italian force and brought Italy’s war of conquest in Africa to an end. In an age of
relentless European expansion, Ethiopia had successfully defended its independence and cast
doubt upon an unshakable certainty of the age—that sooner or later all Africans would fall
under the rule of Europeans. This event opened a breach that would lead, in the aftermath of
world war fifty years later, to the continent’s painful struggle for freedom from colonial rule.
Raymond Jonas offers the first comprehensive account of this singular episode in mod-
ern world history. The narrative is peopled by the ambitious and vain, the creative and the
coarse, across Africa, Europe, and the Ameri-
cas—personalities like Menelik, a biblically
inspired provincial monarch who consolidated
Ethiopia’s throne; Taytu, his quick-witted and
aggressive wife; and the Swiss engineer Alfred
Ilg, the emperor’s close adviser. The Ethiopians’
brilliant gamesmanship and savvy public relations
campaign helped roll back the Europeanization
of Africa.
Figures throughout the African diaspora immediately grasped the significance of Adwa,
Menelik, and an independent Ethiopia. Writing deftly from a transnational perspective, Jonas
puts Adwa in the context of manifest destiny and Jim Crow, signaling a challenge to the very
concept of white dominance. By reopening seemingly settled questions of race and empire, the
Battle of Adwa was thus a harbinger of the global, unsettled century about to unfold.
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HISTORY
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RAYMOND J ONAS is Giovanni and
Amne Costigan Professor of History
at the University of Washington.
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To Free a Family
THE JOURNEY OF MARY WALKER
SYDNEY NATHANS
What was it like for a mother to flee slavery, leaving her children behind? To Free a Family tells
the remarkable story of Mary Walker, who in August 1848 fled her owner for refuge in the
North and spent the next seventeen years trying to recover her family. Her freedom, like that
of thousands who escaped from bondage, came at a great price—remorse at parting without a
word, fear for her family’s fate.
This story is anchored in two extraor-
dinary collections of letters and diaries, that
of her former North Carolina slaveholders
and that of the northern family—Susan and
Peter Lesley—who protected and employed
her. Sydney Nathans’s sensitive and pene-
trating narrative reveals Mary Walker’s
remarkable persistence as well as the sus-
tained collaboration of blacks and white abolitionists who assisted her. Mary Walker and the Les-
leys ventured half a dozen attempts at liberation, from ransom to ruse to rescue, until the end
of the Civil War reunited Mary Walker with her son and daughter.
Unlike her more famous counterparts—Harriet Tubman, Harriet Jacobs, and Sojourner
Truth—who wrote their own narratives and whose public defiance made them heroines, Mary
Walker’s efforts were protracted, wrenching, and private. Her odyssey was more representative
of women refugees from bondage who labored secretly and behind the scenes to reclaim their
families from the South. In recreating Mary Walker’s journey, To Free a Family gives voice to
their hidden epic of emancipation and to an untold story of the Civil War era.
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HISTORY
SYDNEY NATHANS is Professor
Emeritus of History, Duke University.
Galileo’s Muse
RENAI SSANCE MATHEMATI CS AND THE ARTS
MARK A. PETERSON
“PETERSON’S BOOK PORTRAYS GALILEO IN A WONDERFULLY FRESH PERSPECTIVE.
OVER SEVERAL DECADES I HAVE STEEPED MYSELF IN GALILEO BIOGRAPHIES, AND IT’S
REALLY RARE TO FIND AN ACCOUNT AS INTRIGUING AS THIS ONE.”
—OWEN GINGERICH
Mark Peterson makes an extraordinary claim in this fascinating book focused around the life and
thought of Galileo: it was the mathematics of Renaissance arts, not Renaissance sciences, that
became modern science. Galileo’s Muse argues that painters, poets, musicians, and architects
brought about a scientific revolution that
eluded the philosopher-scientists of the day,
steeped as they were in a medieval cosmos
and its underlying philosophy.
According to Peterson, the recovery
of classical science owes much to the Re -
naissance artists who first turned to Greek
sources for inspiration and instruction. Chap-
ters devoted to their insights into mathe-
matics, ranging from perspective in painting to tuning in music, are interspersed with chapters
about Galileo’s own life and work. Himself an artist turned scientist and an avid student of Hel-
lenistic culture, Galileo pulled together the many threads of his artistic and classical education
in designing unprecedented experiments to unlock the secrets of nature.
In the last chapter, Peterson draws our attention to the Oratio de Mathematicae laudibus
of 1627, delivered by one of Galileo’s students. This document, Peterson argues, was penned
in part by Galileo himself, as an expression of his understanding of the universality of mathe-
matics in art and nature. It is “entirely Galilean in so many details that even if it is derivative,
it must represent his thought,” Peterson writes. An intellectual adventure, Galileo’s Muse offers
surprising ideas that will capture the imagination of anyone—scientist, mathematician, history
buff, lover of literature, or artist—who cares about the humanistic roots of modern science.
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MARK A. PETERSON is Professor of
Physics and Mathematics on the Alumnae
Foundation, Mount Holyoke College.
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Persuasion
AN ANNOTATED EDI TI ON
JANE AUSTEN
EDI TED BY ROBERT MORRI SON
“A WORTHY ADDITION TO THE WONDERFUL HARVARD SERIES OF ANNOTATED
VOLUMES, LIKELY TO BE LONG READ AND MUCH ENJOYED BY AUSTEN
ENTHUSIASTS.”
—PATRICIA MEYER SPACKS
Published posthumously with Northanger Abbey in 1817, Persuasion crowns Jane
Austen’s remarkable career. It is her most passionate and introspective love story. This
richly illustrated and annotated edition brings her last completed novel to life with pre-
viously unmatched vitality. In the same format that so rewarded readers of Pride and
Prejudice: An Annotated Edition, it offers running commentary on the novel (conve-
niently placed alongside Austen’s text) to
explain difficult words, allusions, and con-
texts, while bringing together critical
observations and scholarship for an
enhanced reading experience. The abun-
dance of color illustrations allows the
reader to see the characters, locations,
clothing, and carriages of the novel, as
well as the larger political and historical
events that shape its action.
In his Introduction, distinguished scholar Robert Morrison examines the broken
engagement between Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth, and the ways in which
they wander from one another even as their enduring feelings draw them steadily back
together. His notes constitute the most sustained critical commentary ever brought to
bear on the novel and explicate its central conflicts as well as its relationship to Austen’s
other works, and to those of her major contemporaries, including Lord Byron, Walter
Scott, and Maria Edgeworth.
Specialists, Janeites, and first-time readers alike will treasure this beautifully illus-
trated edition, which does justice to the elegance and depth of Jane Austen’s time-bound
and timeless story of loneliness, missed opportunities, and abiding love.
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ROBERT MORRI SON is Queen’s
National Scholar at Queen’s
University, Kingston, Ontario, and the
author of The English Opium-Eater: A
Biography of Thomas De Quincey.
© The Bri ti sh Li brar y Board
Florence and Baghdad
RENAI SSANCE ART AND ARAB SCI ENCE
HANS BELTING
TRANSLATED BY DEBORAH LUCAS SCHNEI DER
“IF WE LOOK CAREFULLY WE CAN STILL DISCOVER THAT MOST OF WHAT WE
THOUGHT WE KNEW WAS WRONG. BELTING GIVES US A FRESH NEW EYE FOR ART
AND THE WORLD.”
—FRANKFURTER RUNDSCHAU
The use of perspective in Renaissance painting caused
a revolution in the history of seeing, allowing artists
to depict the world from a spectator’s point of view.
But the theory of perspective that changed the course
of Western art originated elsewhere—it was formu-
lated in Baghdad by the eleventh-century mathe-
matician Ibn al Haithan, known in the West as
Alhazen. Using the metaphor of the mutual gaze, or
exchanged glances, Hans Belting—preeminent his-
torian and theorist of medieval, Renaissance, and con-
temporary art—narrates the historical encounter
between science and art, between Arab Baghdad and
Renaissance Florence, that has had a lasting effect on the culture of the West.
In this lavishly illustrated study, Belting deals with the double history of perspective, as
a visual theory based on geometrical abstraction (in the Middle East) and as pictorial theory (in
Europe). How could geometrical abstraction be reconceived as a theory for making pictures?
During the Middle Ages, Arab mathematics, free from religious discourse, gave rise to a theory
of perspective that, later in the West, was transformed into art when European painters adopted
the human gaze as their focal point. In the Islamic world, where theology and the visual arts
remained closely intertwined, the science of perspective did not become the cornerstone of
Islamic art. Florence and Baghdad addresses a provocative question that reaches beyond the
realm of aesthetics and mathematics: What happens when Muslims and Christians look upon
each other and find their way of viewing the world transformed as a result?
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ART HISTORY
Detail from “Bathsheba Bathing” by Paris Bordone, ca. 1545, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne. Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln
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HANS BELTI NG is Professor for
Art History and Media Theory at
the Academy for Design in
Karlsruhe, Germany, and author
of many books, including
Likeness and Presence.
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Capitalist Revolutionary
JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES
ROGER E. BACKHOUSE AND BRADLEY W. BATEMAN
The Great Recession of 2008 restored John Maynard Keynes to prominence. After decades
when the Keynesian revolution seemed to have been forgotten, the great British theorist was
suddenly everywhere. The New York Times asked, “What would Keynes have done?” The
Financial Times wrote of “the undeniable shift to Keynes.” Le Monde pronounced the eco-
nomic collapse Keynes’s “revenge.” Two years later, following bank bailouts and Tea Party fun-
damentalism, Keynesian principles once again seemed misguided or irrelevant to a public
focused on ballooning budget deficits. In
this readable account, Roger Backhouse
and Bradley Bateman elaborate the misin-
formation and caricature that have led to
Keynes’s repeated resurrection and inter-
ment since his death in 1946.
Keynes’s engagement with social
and moral philosophy and his membership
in the Bloomsbury Group of artists and
writers helped to shape his manner of the-
orizing. Though trained as a mathemati-
cian, he designed models based on how specific kinds of people (such as investors and
consumers) actually behave—an approach that runs counter to the idealized agents favored by
economists at the end of the century.
Keynes wanted to create a revolution in the way the world thought about economic
problems, but he was more open-minded about capitalism than is commonly believed. He saw
capitalism as essential to a society’s well-being but also morally flawed, and he sought a cor-
rective for its main defect: the failure to stabilize investment. Keynes’s nuanced views, the
authors suggest, offer an alternative to the polarized rhetoric often evoked by the word “capi-
talism” in today’s political debates.
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BIOGRAPHY
ROGER E. BACKHOUSE is Professor of
the History and Philosophy of Economics
at the University of Birmingham.
BRADLEY W. BATEMAN is Provost
and Professor of Economics at
Denison University.
Invisible Romans
ROBERT KNAPP
What survives from the Roman Empire is largely the words and lives of the rich and powerful:
emperors, philosophers, senators. Yet the privilege and decadence often associated with the
Roman elite was underpinned by the toils and tribulations of the common citizens. Here, the
eminent historian Robert Knapp brings those invisible inhabitants of Rome and its vast empire
to light.
He seeks out the ordinary folk—laboring men, housewives, prostitutes, freedmen, slaves,
soldiers, and gladiators—who formed the backbone of the ancient Roman world, and the out-
laws and pirates who lay beyond it. He finds their traces in the nooks and crannies of the his-
tories, treatises, plays, and poetry created by the elite. Everyday people come alive through
original sources as varied as graffiti, incantations, mag-
ical texts, proverbs, fables, astrological writings, and
even the New Testament.
Knapp offers a glimpse into a world far
removed from our own, but one that resonates
through history. Invisible Romans allows us to see
how Romans sought on a daily basis to survive and
thrive under the afflictions of disease, war, and vio-
lence, and to control their fates before powers that
variously oppressed and ignored them.
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HISTORY
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ROBERT KNAPP is Professor
Emeritus in the Classics at
University of California, Berkeley.
The Annotated Emerson
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
EDI TED BY DAVI D MI KI CS
FOREWORD BY PHI LLI P LOPATE
A brilliant essayist and a master of the aphorism (“Our moods do not believe in each
other”; “Money often costs too much”), Emerson has inspired countless writers. He
challenged Americans to shut their ears against Europe’s “courtly muses” and to forge
a new, distinctly American cultural identity. But he remains one of America’s least under-
stood writers. And, by his own admission, he spawned neither school nor follower (he
valued independent thought too much). Now, in this annotated selection of Emerson’s
writings, David Mikics instructs the
reader in a larger appreciation of Emer-
son’s essential works and the remarkable
thinker who produced them.
Full of color illustrations and rich
in archival photographs, this volume
offers much for the specialist and general
reader. In his running commentaries on
Emerson’s essays, addresses, and poems,
Mikics illuminates contexts, allusions,
and language likely to cause difficulty to
modern readers. He quotes extensively
from Emerson’s Journal to shed light on
particular passages or lines and examines
Emerson the essayist, poet, itinerant lecturer, and political activist. Finally, in his Fore-
word, Phillip Lopate makes the case for Emerson as a spectacular truth teller—a model
of intellectual labor and anti-dogmatic sanity.
Anyone who values Emerson will want to own this edition. Those wishing to dis-
cover, or to reacquaint themselves with, Emerson’s writings but who have not known
where or how to begin will not find a better starting place or more reliable guide than
The Annotated Emerson.
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Detai l from “Sl ave Shi p ( Sl avers Throwi ng Overboard the Dead and Dyi ng, Typhoon Comi ng On) ” by
Joseph Mal l ord Wi l l i am Turner, 1840. Museum of Fi ne Ar ts, Boston / Henr y Li l l i e Pi erce Fund /
The Bri dgeman Ar t Li brar y.
DAVI D MI KI CS is Professor of
English at the University of Houston
and coauthor of The Art of the Sonnet
(see p. 85). PHI LLI P LOPATE,
essayist, novelist, and poet, is a
professor at Columbia University,
where he directs the graduate
nonfiction program.
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Saladin
ANNE-MARIE EDDÉ
TRANSLATED BY JANE MARI E TODD
Working simultaneously on two levels, Saladin represents the best kind of biography—a por-
trait of a man who is said to have made an age, and the most complete account we have to date
of an age that made the man. Unlike biographies that focus on Saladin’s military exploits, espe-
cially the recapturing of Jerusalem from European Crusaders in 1187, Anne-Marie Eddé’s nar-
rative draws on an incredible array of contemporary sources to develop the fullest picture
possible of a ruler shaped profoundly by the complex Arabian political environment in which
he rose to prominence. The result is a unique
view of the Crusades from an Arab perspective.
Saladin became a legend in his own
time, venerated by friend and foe alike as a
paragon of justice, chivalry, and generosity.
Arab politicians ever since have sought to claim
his mantle as a justification for their own exer-
cise of power. But Saladin’s world-historical sta-
tus as the ideal Muslim ruler owes its longevity
to a tacit agreement among contemporaries and
later chroniclers about the set of virtues Saladin
possessed—virtues that can now be tested against a rich tapestry of historical research. This ten-
sion between the mythical image of Saladin, layered over centuries and deployed in service of
specific moral and political objectives, and the verifiable facts of his life available to a judicious
modern historian is what sustains Eddé’s erudite biography, published to acclaim in France in
2008 and offered here in a smooth, readable English translation.
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BIOGRAPHY
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ANNE- MARI E EDDÉ is Director of
Research at Centre National de la
Recherche Scientifique, Paris, and
Professor of Medieval History at the
University of Reims.
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An Aesthetic Education in the
Era of Globalization
GAYATRI CHAKRAVORTY SPIVAK
During the past twenty years, the world’s most renowned critical theorist—the scholar who
defined the field of postcolonial studies—has experienced a radical reorientation in her think-
ing. Finding the neat polarities of tradition and modernity, colonial and postcolonial, no longer
sufficient for interpreting the globalized present, she turns elsewhere to make her central argu-
ment: that aesthetic education is the last available instrument for implementing global justice
and democracy.
Gayatri Spivak’s unwillingness to sacrifice the ethical in the name of the aesthetic, or to
sacrifice the aesthetic in grappling with the political, makes her task formidable. As she wres-
tles with these fraught relationships, she rewrites Friedrich Schiller’s concept of play as double
bind, reading Gregory Bateson with Gramsci
as she negotiates Immanuel Kant, while in
dialogue with her teacher Paul de Man.
Among the concerns Spivak addresses is this:
Are we ready to forfeit the wealth of the
world’s languages in the name of global com-
munication? “Even a good globalization (the
failed dream of socialism) requires the unifor-
mity which the diversity of mother-tongues
must challenge,” Spivak writes. “The tower
of Babel is our refuge.”
In essays on theory, translation, Marx-
ism, gender, and world literature, and on writ-
ers such as Assia Djebar, J. M. Coetzee, and
Rabindranath Tagore, Spivak argues for the social urgency of the humanities and renews the case
for literary studies, imprisoned in the corporate university. “Perhaps,” she writes, “the literary
can still do something.”
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CULTURAL STUDIES / BIOGRAPHY
GAYATRI CHAKRAVORTY SPI VAK,
University Professor at Columbia
University and a trainer of elementary
school teachers in West Bengal.
ALSO BY GAYATRI CHAKRAVORTY SPIVAK
A Critique of Postcolonial Reason
HUP / 978-0-674-17764-2 / $30.00* pb
Living Originalism
JACK M. BALKIN
Originalism and living constitutionalism, so often understood to be diametrically opposing views
of our nation’s founding document, are not in conflict—they are compatible. So argues Jack
Balkin, one of the leading constitutional scholars of our time, in this long-awaited book. Step
by step, Balkin gracefully outlines a constitutional theory that demonstrates why modern con-
ceptions of civil rights and civil liberties, and the modern state’s protection of national security,
health, safety, and the environment, are fully consistent with the Constitution’s original mean-
ing. And he shows how both liberals and conservatives, working through political parties and
social movements, play important roles in the
ongoing project of constitutional construction.
By making firm rules but also deliberately
incorporating flexible standards and abstract
principles, the Constitution’s authors con-
structed a framework for politics on which later
generations could build. Americans have taken
up this task, producing institutions and doctrines
that flesh out the Constitution’s text and princi-
ples. Balkin’s analysis offers a way past the angry
polemics of our era, a deepened understanding
of the Constitution that is at once originalist and living constitutionalist, and a vision that allows
all Americans to reclaim the Constitution as their own.
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LAW / POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
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J ACK M. BALKI N is Knight
Professor of Constitutional Law and
the First Amendment at Yale
University, and author of
Constitutional Redemption (HUP).
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The Age of Equality
THE TWENTI ETH CENTURY I N ECONOMI C PERSPECTI VE
RICHARD POMFRET
In 1900, the global average life expectancy at birth was thirty-one years. By 2000, it was sixty-
six. Yet, alongside unprecedented improvements in longevity and material well-being, the twen-
tieth century also saw the rise of fascism and communism and a second world war followed by
a cold war. This book tells the story of the battles between economic systems that defined the
last century and created today’s world.
The nineteenth century was a period of rapid economic growth characterized by rela-
tively open markets and more personal liberty, but it also brought great inequality within and
between nations. The following century offered
sharp challenges to freewheeling capitalism
from both communism and fascism, whose
competing visions of planned economic devel-
opment attracted millions of people buffeted by
the economic storms of the 1930s. The Age of
Equality describes the ways in which market-
oriented economies eventually overcame the
threat of these visions and provided a blueprint
for reform in nonmarket economies. This was
achieved not through unbridled capitalism but
by combining the efficiency and growth potential of markets with government policies to pro-
mote greater equality of opportunity and outcome. Following on the heels of economic reform,
rapid catch-up growth in countries such as China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, and Poland helped
to reduce global inequality.
At a time when inequality is on the rise in nations as disparate as the United States and
Egypt, Richard Pomfret’s interpretation of how governments of market economies faced the
challenges of the twentieth century is both instructive and cautionary.
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ECONOMICS
RI CHARD POMFRET is Professor of
Economics at the University of
Adelaide, Australia, and Associate
Fellow at the Centre d’économie de la
Sorbonne in Paris, France.
The Collapse of American
Criminal Justice
WILLIAM J. STUNTZ
“THE CAPSTONE TO THE CAREER OF ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL LEGAL SCHOLARS
OF THE PAST GENERATION.”
—LINCOLN CAPLAN, NEW YORK TIMES
The rule of law has vanished in America’s criminal justice system. Prosecutors now decide
whom to punish and how severely. Almost no one accused
of a crime will ever face a jury. Inconsistent policing, ram-
pant plea bargaining, overcrowded courtrooms, and ever
more draconian sentencing have produced a gigantic
prison population, with black citizens the primary defen-
dants and victims of crime. In this passionately argued
book, the leading criminal law scholar of his generation
looks to history for the roots of these problems—and for
their solutions.
The Collapse of American Criminal Justice takes us deep into the dramatic history
of American crime—bar fights in nineteenth-century Chicago, New Orleans bordellos, Prohi-
bition, and decades of murderous lynching. Digging into these crimes and the strategies that
attempted to control them, William Stuntz reveals the costs of abandoning local democratic
control. The system has become more centralized, with state legislators and federal judges given
increasing power. The liberal Warren Supreme Court’s emphasis on procedures, not equity,
joined hands with conservative insistence on severe punishment to create a system that is both
harsh and ineffective.
What would get us out of this Kafkaesque world? More trials with local juries; laws that
accurately define what prosecutors seek to punish; and an equal protection guarantee like the
one that died in the 1870s, to make prosecution and punishment less discriminatory. Above all,
Stuntz eloquently argues, Americans need to remember again that criminal punishment is a
necessary but terrible tool, to use effectively, and sparingly.
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LAW / POLITICS
Photo by Phi l Farnswor th
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WI LLI AM J . STUNTZ was
Henry J. Friendly Professor of
Law at Harvard University.
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Design for Liberty
PRI VATE PROPERTY, PUBLI C ADMI NI STRATI ON, AND THE RULE OF LAW
RICHARD A. EPSTEIN
Following a vast expansion in the twentieth century, government is beginning to creak at the
joints under its enormous weight. The signs are clear: a bloated civil service, low approval rat-
ings for Congress and the President, increasing federal-state conflict, rampant distrust of politi-
cians and government officials, record state deficits, and major unrest among public employees.
In this compact, clearly written book, the noted legal scholar Richard Epstein advocates
a much smaller federal government, arguing that our over-regulated state allows too much dis-
cretion on the part of regulators, which
results in arbitrary, unfair decisions, rent-
seeking, and other abuses. Epstein bases his
classical liberalism on the twin pillars of the
rule of law and of private contracts and
property rights—an overarching structure
that allows private property to keep its form
regardless of changes in population, tastes,
technology, and wealth. This structure also
makes possible a restrained public adminis-
tration to implement limited objectives.
Government continues to play a key role as
night-watchman, but with the added flexi-
bility in revenues and expenditures to attend to national defense and infrastructure formation.
Although no legal system can eliminate the need for discretion in the management of
both private and public affairs, predictable laws can cabin the zone of discretion and permit
arbitrary decisions to be challenged. Joining a set of strong property rights with sound but lim-
ited public administration could strengthen the rule of law, with its virtues of neutrality, gen-
erality, clarity, consistency, and forward-lookingness, and reverse the contempt and cynicism that
have overcome us.
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LAW / POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
RI CHARD A. EPSTEI N is the Laurence A.
Tisch Professor of Law, The New York
University School of Law, the Peter and
Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow, The Hoover
Institution, and a senior lecturer at the
University of Chicago Law School. He is
also author of Takings (HUP).
The Anointed
EVANGELI CAL TRUTH I N A SECULAR AGE
RANDALL J. STEPHENS AND KARL W. GIBERSON
American evangelicalism often appears as a politically monolithic, textbook red-state funda-
mentalism that elected George W. Bush, opposes gay marriage, abortion, and evolution, and pro-
motes apathy about global warming. Prominent public figures hold forth on these topics,
speaking with great authority for millions of followers. Authors Randall Stephens and Karl
Giberson, with roots in the evangelical tradition, argue that this popular impression understates
the diversity within evangelicalism—an often insular world where serious disagreements are
invisible to secular and religiously liberal
media consumers. Yet, in the face of this
diversity, why do so many people follow
leaders with dubious credentials when
they have other options? Why do tens of
millions of Americans prefer to get their
science from Ken Ham, founder of the
creationist Answers in Genesis, who has
no scientific expertise, rather than from
his fellow evangelical Francis Collins,
current Director of the National Insti-
tutes of Health?
Exploring intellectual authority within evangelicalism, the authors reveal how Amer-
ica’s populist ideals, anti-intellectualism, and religious free market, along with the concept of
anointing—being chosen by God to speak for him like the biblical prophets—established a con-
servative evangelical leadership isolated from the world of secular arts and sciences.
Today, charismatic and media-savvy creationists, historians, psychologists, and bibli-
cal exegetes continue to receive more funding and airtime than their more qualified counter-
parts. Though a growing minority of evangelicals engage with contemporary scholarship, the
community’s authority structure still encourages the “anointed” to assume positions of
leadership.
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RELIGION
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RANDALL J . STEPHENS is Associate
Professor of History at Eastern Nazarene
College and author of The Fire Spreads (HUP).
KARL W. GI BERSON is Professor of
Physics at Eastern Nazarene College and
author of Saving Darwin.
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Chivalry in Medieval England
NIGEL SAUL
“THE READER TRAVELS ON A FASCINATING JOURNEY THROUGH THE MIDDLE AGES OF
ENGLAND, ITS POLITICS, RELIGION, CULTURE…SAUL IS AN ELEGANT AND PERSUASIVE
WRITER AND WE ARE NEVER IN DANGER OF LOSING OUR WAY.”
—P. D. JAMES, SUNDAY TIMES (PRAISE FOR RICHARD II)
Popular views of medieval chivalry—knights in shining armor, fair ladies, banners fluttering
from battlements—were inherited from the nineteenth-century Romantics. This is the first book
to explore chivalry’s place within a
wider history of medieval England,
from the Norman Conquest to the
aftermath of Henry VII’s triumph at
Bosworth in the Wars of the Roses.
Nigel Saul invites us to view the
world of castles and cathedrals, tour-
naments and round tables, with fresh
eyes. Chivalry in Medieval England
charts the introduction of chivalry by
the Normans, the rise of the knightly
class as a social elite, the fusion of
chivalry with kingship in the fourteenth
century, and the influence of chivalry on literature, religion, and architecture. Richard the Lion-
heart and the Crusades, the Black Death and the Battle of Crécy, the Magna Carta and the cult
of King Arthur—all emerge from the mists of time and legend in this vivid, authoritative
account.
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HISTORY
NI GEL SAUL is Professor of Medieval History
at the University of London. He is a Fellow of
the Royal Historical Society and of the Society
of Antiquaries. His publications include
Richard II, A Companion to Medieval England,
Death, Art and Memory in Medieval England
and, most recently, The Three Richards.
Explore Harvard
THE YARD AND BEYOND
INTRODUCTION BY SEAMUS HEANEY
At Harvard University, ideas are the currency of every transaction. To mark the 375th
anniversary of the founding of the College, this collection of photographs brings to life
the myriad intellectual exchanges that make Harvard one of the world’s leading insti-
tutions of higher education. Presenting contemporary images never before published
as well as archival prints, this large- format portrait of the university captures an early
spirit of exploration that continues to thrive in the Yard’s historic lecture halls, in cut-
ting-edge science facilities, and in research outposts among some of the world’s poor-
est people. From “move-in” day to Commencement, seasonal shifts across the iconic
New England landscape form a contemplative backdrop to learning and growth for
each new class that enters here. For alumni who remember the Ivy League grandeur
of houses along the Charles, or thrilled to the achievements of athletes and artists,
Explore Harvard will not disappoint. Prospective students who have seen the university only
from a distance will get an inside view of one of the most beautiful campuses in the world,
while those intimately familiar with the school will discover a side of Harvard they never knew.
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PHOTOGRAPHY / EDUCATION
Harvard Faculty Club, 2006. Photo by Kris Snibbe
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The Image of the Black in Western Art
VOLUME I I I : FROM THE “AGE OF DI SCOVERY” TO THE AGE OF ABOLI TI ON
PART 2: EUROPE AND THE WORLD BEYOND
PART 3: THE EI GHTEENTH CENTURY
EDITED BY DAVID BINDMAN AND HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.
In the 1960s, art patron Dominique de Menil founded an image archive
showing the ways that people of African descent have been represented
in Western art. Highlights from her collection appeared in three large-for-
mat volumes that quickly became collector’s items. A half-century later,
Harvard University Press and the Du Bois Institute are proud to publish
a complete set of ten sumptuous books, including new editions of the
original volumes and two additional ones.
Europe and the World Beyond focuses geographically on peoples
of South America and the Mediterranean as well as Africa—but con-
ceptually it emphasizes the many ways that visual constructions of blacks
mediated between Europe and a faraway African continent that was
impinging ever more closely on daily life, especially in cities and ports
engaged in slave trade.
The Eighteenth Century features a particularly rich collection of
images of Africans representing slavery’s apogee and the beginnings of
abolition. Old visual tropes of a master with adoring black slave gave
way to depictions of Africans as victims and individuals, while at the
same time the intellectual foundations of scientific racism were
established.
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PART 2: 223 COLOR ILLUS., 50 HALFTONES | 440 PP. |
ISBN 978-0-674-05262-8
PART 3: 254 COLOR ILLUS., 40 HALFTONES | 390 PP. |
ISBN 978-0-674-05263-5
Detail. Abraham Ortelius. Title page of the third edition of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum(Antwerp, 1584).
Private collection.
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DAVI D BI NDMAN is Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at University
College London. HENRY LOUI S GATES, J R. , is Alphonse Fletcher University
Professor and is the Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and
African American Research at Harvard University.
“The three sons of Cornel i s van Beveren” by Al ber t Cuyp. Earl y 1650s. Uni versi ty of Bi rmi ngham.
Volume 1: 978-0-674-05271-0
Volume 2, Part 1: 978-0-674-05256-7
Volume 2, Part 2: 978-0-674-05258-1
Volume 3, Part 1: 978-0-674-05261-1
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Hajj
JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF I SLAM
EDITED BY VENETIA PORTER
The Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam, is the largest pilgrimage in the world today and a sacred
duty for all Muslims. Each year, millions of the faithful from around the world make the pil-
grimage to Makkah, the birthplace of Islam where the Prophet Muhammad received his reve-
lation.
With contributions from renowned experts Muhammad Abdel Haleem, Hugh Kennedy,
Robert Irwin, and Ziauddin Sardar, this fascinating book pulls together many strands of Hajj, its
rituals, history, and modern manifestations. Travel was once a hazardous gamble, yet devoted
Muslims undertook the journey to Makkah, documenting their experiences in manuscripts,
wall paintings, and early photographs, many of which
are presented here. Through a wealth of illustrations
including pilgrims’ personal objects, souvenirs, and
maps, Hajj provides a glimpse into this important holy
rite for Muslim readers already grounded in the tra-
dition and non-Muslims who cannot otherwise par-
ticipate.
Hajj does not, however, merely trace pilgrim-
ages of the past. The Hajj is a living tradition, influenced by new conveniences and obstacles.
Graffiti, consumerism, and state lotteries all now play a role in this time-honored practice. This
book opens out onto the full sweep of the Hajj—a
sacred path walked by early Islamic devotees
and pre-Islamic Arabians, a sumptuous
site of worship under the care of sul-
tans, and an expression of faith in
the modern world.
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Images © The Trustees of the
British Museum
VENETI A PORTER is a Curator
in the Department of the Middle
East at the British Museum.
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The Harvard Sampler
LI BERAL EDUCATI ON FOR THE TWENTY-FI RST CENTURY
EDITED BY JENNIFER M. SHEPHARD, STEPHEN M. KOSSLYN, AND
EVELYNN M. HAMMONDS
From Harvard University, one of the world’s preeminent institutions of liberal education, comes
a collection of essays sampling topics at the forefront of academia in the twenty-first century.
Written by faculty members at the cutting edge of their fields, including such luminaries as
Steven Pinker, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, and Harry R. Lewis, these essays offer a clear and acces-
sible overview of disciplines that are shaping the culture, and even the world.
The authors, among the most
respected members of Harvard’s faculty,
invite readers to explore subjects as
diverse as religious literacy and Islam,
liberty and security in cyberspace, med-
ical science and epidemiology, energy
resources, evolution, morality, human
rights, global history, the dark side of the
American Revolution, American litera-
ture and the environment, interracial lit-
erature, and the human mind. They
summarize key developments in their
fields in ways that will both entertain
and edify those who seek an education
beyond the confines of the classroom.
It is sometimes said that youth is
wasted on the young. It could also be
said that college, too often, is wasted on
college students—that only after gradu-
ating does a former student come to appreciate learning. To those wishing to revisit the college
classroom—as well as to those who never had the opportunity in the first place—this book
gives a taste of the modern course at Harvard. The essays are stimulating and informative, and
the annotated bibliographies accompanying each chapter provide invaluable guidance to the
lifelong learner who wants to pursue these fascinating topics in depth.
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J ENNI FER M. SHEPHARD is Special
Initiatives Program Manager, Division of Social
Science, Harvard University. STEPHEN M.
KOSSLYN is John Lindsley Professor of
Psychology in Memory of William James,
Emeritus, Harvard University, and Director,
Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral
Sciences at Stanford University; he is also
author of Clear and to the Point. EVELYNN M.
HAMMONDS is Dean of Harvard College and
Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the
History of Science and of African and African
American Studies, Harvard University.
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Vesuvius
GILLIAN DARLEY
Volcanoes around the world have their own
legends, and many have wrought terrible dev-
astation, but none has caught the imagination
like Vesuvius. We now know that immense
eruptions destroyed Bronze Age settlements
around Vesuvius, but the Romans knew noth-
ing of those disasters and were lulled into
complacency—much as we are today—by its
long period of inactivity. None of the
nearly thirty eruptions since AD 79 has
matched the infamous cataclysm that
destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum
within hours. Nearly two thousand years
later, the allure of the volcano remains—
as evidenced by its popularity as a tourist
attraction, from Shelley and the Roman-
tics to modern-day visitors.
Vesuvius has loomed large
throughout history, both feared and cel-
ebrated. Gillian Darley unveils the
human responses to Vesuvius from a cast
of characters as far-flung as Pliny the
Younger and David Hockney, revealing
shifts over time. This cultural and scien-
tific meditation on a powerful natural
wonder touches on pagan religious
beliefs, vulcanology, and travel writing. Sifting
through the ashes of Vesuvius, Darley exposes
how changes in our relationship to the vol-
cano mirror changes in our understanding of
our cultural and natural environments.
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Machu Picchu
DAVID DREW
No other ruin evokes so powerfully the
grandeur and mystery of a forgotten civiliza-
tion as Machu Picchu. Since its existence was
first publicized in 1911 by the American
explorer Hiram Bingham, this World Heritage
site has become the embodiment of a “lost
city”—although half a million people find
their way there every year. Until now, no sur-
vey of the site, history of its exploration, and
assessment of the city’s meaning have been
brought together in one authoritative and
portable volume.
In the centenary of this enigmatic site’s
“rediscovery,” David Drew offers an up-to-
date guide to the ruins, in all their complexity.
He examines the latest theories on the pur-
pose and functioning of the city and the cir-
cumstances of its abandonment, and he
explores the powerful symbolic significance
the site has acquired since its discovery for dif-
ferent groups of people. Drew also looks dis-
passionately at the dangers to the region’s
environment that the city’s immense popu-
larity now presents. A final chapter covers the
controversy over the future of items removed
by Bingham from Machu Picchu, which cur-
rently reside in Yale University’s Peabody
Museum. More than a guidebook, Machu
Picchu enables readers to appreciate the
magic and multiple meanings of perhaps the
most romantic ruin in the world.
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TRAVEL / HISTORY
GI LLI AN DARLEY is a writer,
broadcaster, and architectural
journalist. DAVI D DREW is an
archaeologist, lecturer, and
broadcaster, and author of The
Lost Chronicles of the Maya Kings.
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In a Sea of Bitterness
REFUGEES DURI NG THE SI NO-JAPANESE WAR
R. KEITH SCHOPPA
The Japanese invasion of Shanghai in 1937 led some thirty million Chinese to flee their
homes in terror, and live—in the words of artist and writer Feng Zikai—“in a sea of bit-
terness” as refugees. Keith Schoppa paints a comprehensive picture of the refugee expe-
rience in one province—Zhejiang, on the central Chinese coast—where the Japanese
launched major early offensives as well as
notorious later campaigns. He recounts sto-
ries of both heroes and villains, of choices
poorly made amid war’s bewildering vio-
lence, of risks bravely taken despite an
almost palpable quaking fear.
As they traveled south into China’s
interior, refugees stepped backward in time,
sometimes as far as the nineteenth century,
their journeys revealing the superficiality of China’s modernization. Memoirs and oral
histories allow Schoppa to follow the footsteps of the young and old, elite and non-elite,
as they fled through unfamiliar terrain and coped with unimaginable physical and psy-
chological difficulties. Within the context of Chinese culture, being forced to leave home
was profoundly threatening to one’s sense of identity. Not just people but whole insti-
tutions also fled from Japanese occupation, and Schoppa considers schools, governments,
and businesses as refugees with narratives of their own.
Local governments responded variously to Japanese attacks, from enacting
scorched-earth policies to offering rewards for the capture of plague-infected rats in the
aftermath of germ warfare. While at times these official procedures improved the situa-
tion for refugees, more often—as Schoppa describes in moving detail—they only deep-
ened the tragedy.
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HISTORY
R. KEI TH SCHOPPA is Professor
and The Edward and Catherine
Doehler Chair in Asian History at
Loyola University, Maryland.
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Moscow, the Fourth Rome
STALI NI SM, COSMOPOLI TANI SM, AND THE EVOLUTI ON OF SOVI ET CULTURE,
1931–1941
KATERINA CLARK
In the early sixteenth century, the monk Filofei proclaimed Moscow the “Third Rome.” By the
1930s, intellectuals and artists all over the world thought of Moscow as a mecca of secular
enlightenment. In Moscow, the Fourth Rome, Katerina Clark shows how Soviet officials and
intellectuals, in seeking to capture the imagination of
leftist and anti-fascist intellectuals throughout the
world, sought to establish their capital as the cosmo-
politan center of a post-Christian confederation and to
rebuild it to become a beacon for the rest of the world.
Clark provides an interpretative cultural history
of the city during the crucial 1930s, the decade of the
Great Purge. She draws on the work of intellectuals
such as Sergei Eisenstein, Sergei Tretiakov, Mikhail
Koltsov, and Ilya Ehrenburg to shed light on the singu-
lar Zeitgeist of that most Stalinist of periods. In her account, the decade emerges as an impor-
tant moment in the prehistory of key concepts in literary and cultural studies today—
transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, and world literature. By bringing to light neglected
antecedents, she provides a new polemical and political context for understanding canonical
works of writers such as Brecht, Benjamin, Lukacs, and Bakhtin.
Moscow, the Fourth Rome breaches the intellectual iron curtain that has circumscribed
cultural histories of Stalinist Russia, by broadening the framework to include considerable inter-
action with Western intellectuals and trends. Its integration of the understudied international
dimension into the interpretation of Soviet culture remedies misunderstandings of the world-
historical significance of Moscow under Stalin.
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HISTORY
KATERI NA CLARK is Professor
of Comparative Literature and
Slavic Language and Literatures
at Yale University.
The Mauthausen Trial
AMERI CAN MI LI TARY JUSTI CE I N GERMANY
TOMAZ JARDIM
Shortly after 9:00 a.m. on May 27, 1947, the first of forty-nine men condemned to death for
war crimes at Mauthausen concentration camp mounted the gallows at Landsberg prison near
Munich. The mass execution that followed resulted from an American military trial conducted
at Dachau in the spring of 1946—a trial that lasted only thirty-six days and yet produced more
death sentences than any other in American history.
The Mauthausen trial was part of a massive
series of proceedings designed to judge and punish
Nazi war criminals in the most expedient manner
the law would allow. There was no doubt that the
crimes had been monstrous. Yet despite meting out
punishment to a group of incontestably guilty men,
the Mauthausen trial reveals a troubling and sel-
dom-recognized face of American postwar justice—
one characterized by rapid proceedings, lax rules of
evidence, and questionable interrogations.
Although the better-known Nuremberg tri-
als are often regarded as epitomizing American judicial ideals, these trials were in fact the excep-
tion to the rule. Instead, as Tomaz Jardim convincingly demonstrates, the rough justice of the
Mauthausen trial remains indicative of the most common—and yet least understood—Ameri-
can approach to war crimes prosecution. The Mauthausen trial forces reflection on the impli-
cations of compromising legal standards in order to guarantee that guilty people do not walk free.
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HISTORY
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TOMAZ J ARDI M is Assistant
Professor of History at Concordia
University and former fellow at
the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum.
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Someday All This Will Be Yours
A HI STORY OF I NHERI TANCE AND OLD AGE
HENDRIK HARTOG
We all hope that we will be cared for as we age. But the details of that care, for caretaker and
recipient alike, raise some of life’s most vexing questions. From the mid-nineteenth to the mid-
twentieth century, as an explosive economy and shifting social opportunities drew the young
away from home, the elderly used promises of inheritance to keep children at their side. Hendrik
Hartog tells the riveting, heartbreaking stories of how families fought over the work of care and
its compensation.
Someday All This Will Be Yours narrates the legal and emotional strategies mobilized by
older people, and explores the ambivalences of family members as they struggled with expec-
tations of love and duty. Court cases offer an
extraordinary glimpse of the mundane,
painful, and intimate predicaments of family
life. They reveal what it meant to be old with-
out the pensions, Social Security, and nursing
homes that now do much of the work of serv-
ing the elderly. From demented grandparents
to fickle fathers, from litigious sons to grateful
daughters, Hartog guides us into a world of
disputed promises and broken hearts, and
helps us feel the terrible tangle of love and
commitments and money.
From one of the bedrocks of the human condition—the tension between the infirmities
of the elderly and the longings of the young—emerges a pioneering work of exploration into
the darker recesses of family life. Ultimately, Hartog forces us to reflect on what we owe and
are owed as members of a family.
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HISTORY
HENDRI K HARTOG is Class of 1921
Bicentennial Professor of the History
of American Law and Liberty,
Princeton University, and author of
Man and Wife in America (HUP).
The Jewish Dark Continent
LI FE AND DEATH I N THE RUSSI AN PALE OF SETTLEMENT
NATHANIEL DEUTSCH
At the turn of the twentieth century, more than 40 percent of the world’s Jews lived within the
Russian Empire, almost all in the Pale of Settlement. From the Baltic to the Black Sea, the Jews
of the Pale created a distinctive way of life little known beyond its borders. This led the histo-
rian Simon Dubnow to label the territory a Jewish “Dark Continent.”
Just before World War I, a socialist revolutionary and aspiring ethnographer named
An-sky pledged to explore the Pale. He dreamed of leading an ethnographic expedition that
would produce an archive—what he called
an Oral Torah of the common people rather
than the rabbinic elite—which would pre-
serve Jewish traditions and transform them
into the seeds of a modern Jewish culture.
Between 1912 and 1914, An-sky and his
team collected jokes, recorded songs, took
thousands of photographs, and created a
massive ethnographic questionnaire. Con-
sisting of 2,087 questions in Yiddish—exploring the gamut of Jewish folk beliefs and traditions,
from everyday activities to spiritual exercises to marital intimacies—the Jewish Ethnographic
Program constitutes an invaluable portrait of Eastern European Jewish life on the brink of
destruction.
Nathaniel Deutsch offers the first complete translation of the questionnaire, as well as
the riveting story of An-sky’s almost messianic efforts to create a Jewish ethnography in an era
of revolutionary change. An-sky’s project was halted by World War I, and within a few years the
Pale of Settlement would no longer exist. These survey questions revive and reveal shtetl life
in all its wonder and complexity.
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NATHANI EL DEUTSCH is Professor of
Literature and History at the University
of California, Santa Cruz.
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Secularism and Freedom
of Conscience
JOCELYN MACLURE AND CHARLES TAYLOR
TRANSLATED BY JANE MARI E TODD
Secularism: the definition of this word is as practical and urgent as income inequalities or the
paths to sustainable development. In this wide-ranging analysis, Jocelyn Maclure and Charles
Taylor provide a clearly reasoned, articulate account of the two main principles of secularism—
equal respect, and freedom of conscience—and its two operative modes—separation of Church
(or mosque or temple) and State, and State neutrality vis-à-vis religions. But more crucially, they
make the powerful argument that in our ever more religiously diverse, politically interconnected
world, secularism, properly understood, may offer the only path to religious and philosophical
freedom.
Secularism and Freedom of Conscience grew out of a very real problem—Quebec’s
need for guidelines to balance the equal respect due to all citizens with the right to religious free-
dom. But the authors go further, rethinking secularism in light of other critical issues of our
time. The relationship between
religious beliefs and deeply held
secular convictions, the scope of
the free exercise of religion, and
the place of religion in the public
sphere are aspects of the larger
challenge Maclure and Taylor
address: how to manage moral
and religious diversity in a free
society. Secularism, they show, is
essential to any liberal democracy
in which citizens adhere to a plu-
rality of conceptions of what gives
meaning and direction to human
life. The working model the authors construct in this nuanced account is capacious enough to
accommodate difference and freedom of conscience, while holding out hope for a world in
which diversity no longer divides us.
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PHILOSOPHY / POLITICS
J OCELYN MACLURE is Professor of Philosophy
at Université Laval. CHARLES TAYLOR,
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at McGill
University and author of A Secular Age and
Dilemmas and Connections (both HUP), is winner
of the Kyoto Prize and the Templeton Prize.
The Pursuits of Philosophy
AN I NTRODUCTI ON TO THE LI FE AND THOUGHT OF DAVI D HUME
ANNETTE C. BAIER
“THIS SHORT GUIDE TO HUME’S PHILOSOPHY CONTAINS AUTHORITATIVE
EXPLANATIONS BY THE PHILOSOPHER WIDELY ACKNOWLEDGED TO BE THE GREATEST
HUME SCHOLAR ALIVE TODAY.”
—RAY MONK, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Marking the tercentenary of David Hume’s birth, Annette Baier has created an engaging guide
to the philosophy of one of the greatest thinkers of Enlightenment Britain. Drawing deeply on
a lifetime of scholarship and incisive commentary, she deftly weaves Hume’s autobiography
together with his writings and correspondence, finding in these personal experiences new ways
to illuminate his ideas about religion, human nature, and the social order.
Excerpts from Hume’s autobiography at the beginning of each chapter open a window
onto the eighteenth-century context in which Hume’s philosophy developed. Famous in Chris-
tian Britain as a polymath and a nonbeliever, Hume recounts how his early encounters with cler-
ical authority laid the foundation for his lifelong skepticism toward religion. In Scotland, where
he grew up, he had been forced to study lists of sins in order to spot his own childish flaws,
he reports. Later, as a young man, he witnessed the clergy’s punishment of a pregnant
unmarried servant, and this led him to question the violent consequences of the
Church’s emphasis on the doctrine
of original sin. Baier’s clear inter-
pretation of Hume’s Treatise on
Human Nature explains the link
between Hume’s growing disil-
lusionment and his belief that
ethics should be based on inves-
tigations of human nature, not
on religious dogma.
Four months before he died, Hume concluded his autobiography with
a eulogy he wrote for his own funeral. It makes no mention of his flaws, critics,
or disappointments. Baier’s more realistic account rivets our attention on con-
nections between the way Hume lived and the way he thought—insights unavail-
able to Hume himself, perhaps, despite his lifelong introspection.
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EISBN: 978-0-674-06308-2 | PHILOSOPHY
“David Hume” by Charles-Nicolas Cochin le jeune, c. 1754. Harvard Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Gift of Forsyth Wickes, 1962.150.
Allan Macintyre © President and Fellows of Harvard College.
ANNET TE C. BAI ER is Distinguished
Service Professor of Philosophy
Emerita at the University of Pittsburgh
and author of Moral Prejudices (HUP).
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The Body of John Merryman
ABRAHAM LI NCOLN AND THE SUSPENSI ON OF HABEAS CORPUS
BRIAN MCGINTY
In April 1861, President Abraham Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus along the mil-
itary line between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. This allowed army officers to arrest and
indefinitely detain persons who were interfering with military operations in the area. When
John Merryman, a wealthy Marylander suspected of burning bridges to prevent the passage of
U.S. troops to Washington, was detained in Fort McHenry, the chief justice of the Supreme
Court, Roger Taney, declared the suspension of habeas corpus unconstitutional and demanded
Merryman’s immediate release. Lincoln defied Taney’s order, offering his own forceful counter-
argument for the constitutionality of his actions. Thus the stage was set for one of the most dra-
matic personal and legal confrontations the country has ever witnessed.
The Body of John Merryman is the
first book-length examination of this much-
misunderstood chapter in American history.
Brian McGinty captures the tension and
uncertainty that surrounded the early
months of the Civil War, explaining how
Lincoln’s suspension of habeas corpus was
first and foremost a military action that only
subsequently became a crucial constitu-
tional battle. McGinty’s narrative brings to life the personalities that drove this uneasy standoff
and expands our understanding of the war as a legal—and not just a military, political, and
social—conflict. The Body of John Merryman is an extraordinarily readable book that illuminates
the contours of one of the most significant cases in American legal history—a case that contin-
ues to resonate in our own time.
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HISTORY
BRI AN McGI NTY is an attorney and
writer specializing in American history and
law. He is the author of Lincoln and the
Court and John Brown’s Trial (both HUP).
The People’s Courts
PURSUI NG JUDI CI AL I NDEPENDENCE I N AMERI CA
JED HANDELSMAN SHUGERMAN
In the United States, almost 90 percent of state judges have to run in popular elections to remain
on the bench. In the past decade, this peculiarly American institution has produced vicious
multimillion-dollar political election campaigns and high-profile allegations of judicial bias and
misconduct. The People’s Courts traces the history of judicial elections and Americans’ quest
for an independent judiciary—one that would ensure fairness for all before the law—from the
colonial era to the present.
In the aftermath of economic disaster, nineteenth-century
reformers embraced popular elections as a way to make politi-
cally appointed judges less susceptible to partisan patronage and
more independent of the legislative and executive branches of
government. This effort to reinforce the separation of powers and
limit government succeeded in many ways, but it created new
threats to judicial independence and provoked further calls for
reform. Merit selection emerged as the most promising means
of reducing partisan and financial influence from judicial selec-
tion. It too, however, proved vulnerable to pressure from party politics and special interest
groups. Yet, as Jed Shugerman concludes, it still has more potential for protecting judicial inde-
pendence than either political appointment or popular election.
The People’s Courts shows how Americans have been deeply committed to judicial
independence, but that commitment has also been manipulated by special interests. By under-
standing our history of judicial selection, we can better protect and preserve the independence
of judges from political and partisan influence.
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LAW
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J ED HANDELSMAN
SHUGERMAN is
Assistant Professor at
Harvard Law School.
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Shattered Spaces
ENCOUNTERI NG JEWI SH RUI NS I N POSTWAR GERMANY AND POLAND
MICHAEL MENG
After the Holocaust, the empty, silent spaces of bombed-out synagogues, cemeteries, and Jew-
ish districts were all that was left in many German and Polish cities with prewar histories rich
in the sights and sounds of Jewish life. What happened to this scarred landscape after the war,
and how have Germans, Poles, and Jews encountered these ruins over the past sixty years?
In the postwar period, city officials swept away many sites, despite protests from Jewish
leaders. But in the late 1970s, church groups, local residents, political dissidents, and tourists
demanded the preservation of the few ruins still standing. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union
in 1989, this desire to preserve and
restore has grown stronger. In one of the
most striking and little-studied shifts in
postwar European history, the traces of a
long-neglected Jewish past have gradually
been recovered, thanks to the rise of her-
itage tourism, nostalgia for ruins, interna-
tional discussions about the Holocaust,
and a pervasive longing for cosmopolitanism in a globalizing world.
Examining this transformation from both sides of the Iron Curtain, Michael Meng finds
no divided memory along West-East lines, but rather a shared memory of tensions and paradoxes
that crosses borders throughout Central Europe. His narrative reveals the changing dynamics
of the local and the transnational, as Germans, Poles, Americans, and Israelis confront a built
environment that is inevitably altered with the passage of time. Shattered Spaces exemplifies
urban history at its best, uncovering a surprising and moving postwar story of broad contem-
porary interest.
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HISTORY / JEWISH STUDIES
MI CHAEL MENG is Assistant Professor
of History at Clemson University.
Sonnets and Shorter Poems
PETRARCH
TRANSLATED BY DAVI D R. SLAVI T T
“DEFT, SUBTLE, SYMPATHETIC, AND FULL OF THE SMALL BURSTS OF SOMETHING LIKE
ELECTRICITY THAT CHARACTERIZE THE SONNET AS PETRARCH DEVELOPED IT.
SLAVITT’S TRANSLATIONS OF THE MADRIGALS AND BALLATE RING DELICATE CHANGES
ON THE BASIC PATTERN.”
—HENRY TAYLOR
In this volume, David R. Slavitt, the distinguished translator and author of more than ninety
works of fiction, poetry, and drama, turns his skills to Il Canzoniere (Songbook) by Petrarch, the
most influential poet in the history of the sonnet.
In Petrarch’s hands, lyric verse was transformed
from an expression of courtly devotion into a way
of conversing with one’s own heart and mind.
Slavitt renders the sonnets in Il Canzoniere, along
with the shorter madrigals and ballate, in a
sparkling and engaging idiom and in rhythm and
rhyme that do justice to Petrarch’s achievement.
At the center of Il Canzoniere (also known
as Rime Sparse, or Scattered Rhymes) is Petrarch’s obsessive love for Laura, a woman Petrarch
asserts he first saw at Easter Mass on April 6, 1327, in the church of Sainte-Claire d’Avignon
when he was twenty-two. Though Laura was already married, the sight of her woke in the poet
a passion that would last beyond her premature death on April 6, 1348, exactly twenty-one
years after he first encountered her. Unlike Dante’s Beatrice—a savior leading the poet by the
hand toward divine love—Petrarch’s Laura elicits more earthbound and erotic feelings. David
Slavitt’s deft new translation captures the nuanced tone of Petrarch’s poems exactly—their joy
and despair, and eventually their grief over Laura’s death. Readers of poetry and especially those
with an interest in the sonnet and its history will welcome this volume.
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POETRY
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DAVI D R. SLAVI T T has translated
numerous works, including The
Consolation of Philosophy, Orlando
Furioso, and La Vita Nuova (all HUP).
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Being There
LEARNI NG TO LI VE CROSS-CULTURALLY
EDITED BY SARAH H. DAVIS AND MELVIN KONNER
ADDI TI ONAL CONTRI BUTORS: LILA ABU-LUGHOD, RUTH BEHAR, CHRIS BOEHM, LOUISE BROWN,
LIZA DALBY, ALMA GOTTLIEB, PHILIP GRAHAM, MELISSA FAY GREENE, JESSICA GREGG, M. CAMERON HAY,
RUSSELL LEIGH SHARMAN, BRADD SHORE, ROBERT SHORE, MARJORIE SHOSTAK, JEANNE SIMONELLI, AND
JOHN C. WOOD
How can an academic who does not believe evil spirits cause illness harbor the hope that her
cancer may be cured by a healer who enters a trance to battle her demons? Whose actions are
more (or less) honorable: those of a prostitute who sells her daughter’s virginity to a rich man,
or those of a professor who sanctions her daughter’s hook-ups with casual acquaintances? As
they immerse themselves in foreign cultures and navigate the relationships that take shape, the
authors of these essays, most of them
trained anthropologists, find that
accepting cultural difference is one
thing, experiencing it is quite another.
In tales that entertain as much as they
illuminate, these writers show how
the moral and intellectual challenges
of living cross-culturally revealed to
them the limits of their perception
and understanding.
Their insights were gained
only after discomforts resulting
mainly from the authors’ own blun-
ders in the field. From Brazil to Botswana, Egypt to Indonesia, Mongolia to Pakistan, mistakes
were made. Offering a gift to a Navajo man at the beginning of an interview, rather than the
end, caused one author to lose his entire research project. In Côte d’Ivoire, a Western family
was targeted by the village madman, leading the parents to fear for the safety of their child even
as they suspected that their very presence had triggered his madness. At a time when misun-
derstanding of cultural difference is an undeniable source of conflict, we need stories like these
more than ever before.
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ANTHROPOLOGY
SARAH H. DAVI S is completing her doctoral
studies at Emory University in Cultural
Anthropology. MELVI N KONNER is Samuel
Candler Dobbs Professor in the Department of
Anthropology and the Program in Neuroscience
and Behavioral Biology at Emory University and
author of The Evolution of Childhood (see p. 84).
Dropping Out
WHY STUDENTS DROP OUT OF HI GH SCHOOL AND WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT I T
RUSSELL W. RUMBERGER
The vast majority of kids in the developed world finish high school—but not in the United
States. More than a million kids drop out every year, around 7,000 a day, and the numbers are
rising. Dropping Out offers a comprehensive overview by one of the country’s leading experts,
and provides answers to fundamental questions: Who drops out, and why? What happens to
them when they do? How can we prevent at-risk kids from short-circuiting their futures?
Students start disengaging long before they get to high school, and the consequences are
severe—not just for individuals but for the larger society and economy. Dropouts never catch
up with high school graduates on
any measure. They are less likely to
find work at all, and more likely to
live in poverty, commit crimes, and
suffer health problems. Even life
expectancy for dropouts is shorter
by seven years than for those who
earn a diploma.
Russell Rumberger advo-
cates targeting the most vulnerable
students as far back as the early elementary grades. And he levels sharp criticism at the con-
ventional definition of success as readiness for college. He argues that high schools must offer
all students what they need to succeed in the workplace and independent adult life. A more flex-
ible and practical definition of achievement—one in which a high school education does not
simply qualify you for more school—can make school make sense to young people. And maybe
keep them there.
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EDUCATION
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RUSSELL W. RUMBERGER is Professor of
Education at the University of California, Santa
Barbara, and Vice Provost for Education
Partnerships at the University of California Office
of the President.
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Teaching and Its Predicaments
DAVID K. COHEN
Ever since Socrates, teaching has been a difficult and even dangerous profession. Why is good
teaching such hard work?
In this provocative, witty, and sometimes rueful book, David K. Cohen writes about the
predicaments that teachers face. Like therapists, social workers, and pastors, teachers embark
on a mission of human improvement. They aim to deepen knowledge, broaden understanding,
sharpen skills, and change behavior. One predicament is that no matter how great their expert-
ise, teachers depend on the cooperation and intelligence of their students, yet there is much that
students do not know. To teach responsibly, teachers must cultivate a kind of mental double
vision: distancing themselves from their
own knowledge to understand students’
thinking, yet using their knowledge to
guide their teaching. Another predicament
is that though attention to students’ think-
ing improves the chances of learning, it
also increases the uncertainty and com-
plexity of the job.
The circumstances in which teach-
ers and students work make a difference.
Teachers and students are better able to manage these predicaments if they have resources—
common curricula, intelligent assessments, and teacher education tied to both—that support
responsible teaching. Yet for most of U.S. history those resources have been in short supply,
and many current accountability policies are little help. With a keen eye for the moment-to-
moment challenges, Cohen explores what “responsible teaching” can be, the kind of mind read-
ing it seems to demand, and the complex social resources it requires.
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EDUCATION
DAVI D K. COHEN is John Dewey Professor
of Education and Professor of Education
Policy at the University of Michigan. He is
also author of The Ordeal of Equality (HUP).
The Crisis in Energy Policy
JOHN M. DEUTCH
Our future depends on what we do about energy. This stark fact, clear since the oil embargo of
the 1970s, has been hammered home through crisis after crisis—and yet our government has
failed to come up with a coherent energy policy. John Deutch, with his extraordinary mix of
technical, scholarly, corporate, and governmental expertise in the realm of energy, is uniquely
qualified to explain what has stood in the way of progress on this most pressing issue. His book
is at once an eye-opening history of the muddled practices that have passed for energy policy
over the past thirty years, and a cogent account of what we can and should learn from so many
breakdowns of strategy and execution.
Three goals drive any comprehen-
sive energy policy: develop an effective
approach to climate change; transition
from fossil fuels to renewable energy tech-
nologies; and increase the efficiency of
energy use to reduce dependence on
imported oil. Why has every effort in this
direction eventually fallen short? Deutch
identifies the sources of this failure in our
popular but unrealistic goals, our compet-
ing domestic and international agendas,
and our poor analysis in planning, policy-
making, and administering government
programs. Most significantly, The Crisis in
Energy Policy clarifies the need to link
domestic and global considerations, as well as the critical importance of integrating technical,
economic, and political factors. Written for experts and citizens alike, this book will strengthen
the hand of anyone concerned about the future of energy policy.
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CURRENT AFFAIRS / ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
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J OHN M. DEUTCH is Institute Professor at
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He has been Director of Central Intelligence
and Deputy Secretary of Defense in the
Clinton Administration and Director of
Energy Research and Undersecretary in the
Department of Energy in the Carter
Administration. He is currently a member of
the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board.
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SEXTUS AMARCIUS
Satires
translated by
RONALD E. PEPIN
Eupolemius
edited and translated by
JAN M. ZIOLKOWSKI
Composed in Germany by a monastic poet steeped in classical lore and letters, the Satires
of Amarcius (Sextus Amarcius Gallus Piosistratus) unrelentingly attack both secular vices
and ecclesiastical abuses of the late eleventh century. The verses
echo Horace and Prudentius, are laced with proverbs and
polemic, and vividly portray aspects of contemporary life—the
foppery of young nobles, the vainglory of the nouveaux riches,
the fastidiousness of debauched gluttons. This is the first Eng-
lish translation of the Satires.
The Eupolemius is a late-eleventh-century Latin epic
that recasts salvation history, from Lucifer’s fall through Christ’s
resurrection. The poem fuses Greek and Hebrew components
within a uniquely medieval framework. At once biblical, heroic,
and allegorical, it complements the so-called Bible epics in Latin
from late antiquity and the refashionings of biblical narrative in
Old English verse. It emulates classical Latin epics by Virgil, Lucan, and Statius and
responds creatively to the foundational personification allegory by the Christian poet Pru-
dentius. The poem was composed by an anonymous German monk, possibly the author
who used the pseudonym Amarcius. Although it focuses on events of both the Hebrew
Bible and New Testament, it is also rooted in its own momentous times.
RONALD E. PEPIN is Professor Emeritus of Humanities, Capital Community
College (Hartford). JAN M. ZIOLKOWSKI is Arthur Kingsley Porter
Professor of Medieval Latin, Harvard University, and the Director of
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.
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dumbarton Oaks
Medi eval Li brary
Jan M. Ziolkowski
General Editor
Daniel Donoghue
Old English Editor
Danuta Shanzer
Medieval Latin Editor
Alice-Mary Talbot
Byzantine Greek Editor
“The Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library
is a project of extraordinary intellectual
and cultural value, splendidly edited and
handsomely presented.”
—Harold Bloom
The Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library
is a groundbreaking new facing-page
translation series designed to make
written achievements of medieval and
Byzantine culture available to both
scholars and general readers in the
English-speaking world. It will offer the
classics of the medieval canon as well as
lesser-known gems of literary and
cultural value to a global audience
through accessible modern translations
based on the latest research by leading
figures in the field.
Histories
RICHER OF SAINT-RÉMI
Vol ume I : Books 1 – 2
Vol ume I I : Books 3 – 4
edited and translated by
JUSTIN LAKE
The Historia of Richer of Saint-Rémi (ca. 950–ca. 1000), an invalu-
able source for understanding tenth-century West Francia (pre-
sent-day France), provides a rare contemporary account of the
waning Carolingian dynasty, accession of Hugh Capet, and failed
rebellion of Charles of Lorraine. Beginning in 888, the Historia sur-
veys a tumultuous century in which two competing dynasties
struggled for supremacy, while great magnates seized the oppor-
tunity to carve out their own principalities. Richer’s descriptive
talents are on display as he tells of synods and coronations, decep-
tion and espionage, battles and sieges, disease and death, and even
the difficulties of travel.
The Historia also sheds light on a controversial figure of
the Middle Ages, the legendary cleric and scholar Gerbert of
Aurillac. Gerbert, the dedicatee of the Historia, rose from humble
beginnings to become archbishop of Rheims, archbishop of
Ravenna, and eventually pope (as Sylvester II). The Historia con-
tains a fascinating description of his teaching at the cathedral
school of Rheims, where his innovations involved instruments
such as the monochord, armillary sphere, and abacus.
Translated into English here for the first time, the Historia
holds particular attractions for historians and for anyone interested
in the cultural and intellectual developments in the Latin West
around the year 1000.
JUSTIN LAKE is Assistant Professor of Classics in the
Department of European and Classical Languages and
Cultures at Texas A&M University.
DUMBARTON OAKS MEDIEVAL LIBRARY |
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HISTORY
The Vulgate Bible
Vol ume I I I
The Poe ti cal Books
Douay-Rheims Translation
edited by
SWIFT EDGAR
This is the third volume of a projected five-volume set of the com-
plete Vulgate Bible. Compiled and translated in large part by Saint
Jerome at the turn of the fifth century CE, the Vulgate Bible perme-
ated the Western Christian (and later specifically Catholic) tradi-
tion from the early medieval period through the twentieth century.
It influenced literature, visual arts, music, and education during
the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and its contents lay at the heart
of Western theological, intellectual, artistic, and even political his-
tory during that period. At the end of the sixteenth century, as
Protestant vernacular Bibles became available, professors at a
Catholic college first at Douay, then at Rheims, translated the
Vulgate Bible into English, primarily to combat the influence of rival
theologies.
Volume III presents the Poetical Books of the Bible. It
begins with Job’s argument with God, and unlike other Bibles the
Vulgate insists on the title character’s faith throughout that crisis.
The volume proceeds with the soaring and intimate lyrics of the
Psalms and the Canticle of Canticles. Three books of wisdom lit-
erature, all once attributed to King Solomon, also are included:
Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Wisdom. Ecclesiasticus, a work of wis-
dom literature no longer considered authentically biblical, con-
cludes the volume. The seven Poetical Books mark the third step
in a thematic progression from God’s creation of the universe,
through his oversight of grand historical events, and finally into
the personal lives of his people.
SWIFT EDGAR is a research assistant at the Dumbarton
Oaks Research Library and Collection.
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The Merchant.
The Braggart Soldier.
The Ghost. The Persian
Volume III
Plautus
Edited and translated by
Wolfgang de Melo
The rollicking comedies of Plautus, who brilliantly adapted
Greek plays for Roman audiences c. 205–184 BCE, are the
earliest Latin works to survive complete and are cornerstones
of the European theatrical tradition from Shake-
speare and Molière to modern times. This
third volume of a new Loeb edition of all
twenty-one of Plautus’s extant come-
dies presents The Merchant, The
Braggart Soldier, The Ghost, and
The Persian with freshly edited
texts, lively modern transla-
tions, introductions, and ample
explanatory notes.
WOLFGANG DE MELO
is Professor of Latin and
Greek at Ghent University.
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Method of Medicine
Volume I: Books 14
Volume II: Books 59
Volume III: Books 1014
Galen
Edited and translated by
Ian Johnston and G. H. R. Horsley
Galen of Pergamum (129–?199/216), physician to the court
of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, was a philosopher, scien-
tist, and medical historian, a theoretician and practitioner,
who wrote forcefully and prolifically on an astonishing range
of subjects and whose impact on later eras rivaled that of
Aristotle. Galen synthesized the entirety of Greek medicine
as a basis for his own doctrines and practice, which compre-
hensively embraced theory, practical knowledge, experiment,
logic, and a deep understanding of human life and society.
New to the Loeb Classical Library is Method of Medi-
cine, a systematic and comprehensive account of the princi-
ples of treating injury and disease and one of Galen’s greatest
and most influential works.
I AN J OHNSTON is currently an independent
scholar pursuing a lifelong passion for ancient
languages. G. H. R. HORSLEY is Professor of
Classics at the University of New England in New
South Wales, Australia.
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Celebrating 100 Years
EDITED BY J EFFREY HENDERSON
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The Histories
Volume IV: Books 915
Polybius
Translated by W. R. Paton
Revised by F. W. Walbank and
Christian Habicht
The historian Polybius (ca. 200–118 BCE) was born into a
leading family of Megalopolis in the Peloponnese and
served the Achaean League in arms and diplomacy for many
years. From 168 to 151 he was held hostage in Rome, where
he became a friend of Scipio Aemilianus, whose campaigns,
including the destruction of Carthage, he later attended. As
a trusted mediator between Greece and the Romans, he
helped in the discussions that preceded the final war with
Carthage, and after 146 was entrusted by the Romans with
the details of administration in Greece.
Polybius’s overall theme is how and why the Romans
spread their power as they did. The main part of his history
covers the years 264–146 BCE, describing the rise of Rome,
her destruction of Carthage, and her eventual domination of
the Greek world. It is a vital achievement of the first impor-
tance despite the incomplete state in which all but the first
five of its original forty books survive.
W. R. Paton’s excellent translation, first published in
1922, has been thoroughly revised, the Büttner-Wobst
Greek text corrected, and explanatory notes and a new
introduction added, all reflecting the latest scholarship.
F. W. WALBANK was Rathbone Professor of
Ancient History and Classical Archaeology at the
University of Liverpool and a Fellow of the
British Academy. CHRI STI AN HABI CHT is
Emeritus Professor of Ancient History at the
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
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Problems
Volume I: Books 119
Volume II: Books 2038, Rhetoric to
Alexander
Aristotle
Edited and translated by Robert
A. Mayhew and David C. Mirhady
Aristotle of Stagirus (384–322 BCE), the great Greek philoso-
pher, researcher, logician, and scholar, studied with Plato at
Athens and taught in the Academy (367–347). After some
time at Mitylene, he was appointed in 343/2 by King Philip
of Macedon to be tutor of his teenaged son Alexander. After
Philip’s death in 336, Aristotle became head of his own
school (of “Peripatetics”), the Lyceum at Athens. Because
of anti-Macedonian feeling there after Alexander’s death in
323, he withdrew to Chalcis in Euboea, where he died the
following year.
Problems, the third-longest work in the Aristotelian
corpus, contains thirty-eight books covering more than 900
problems about living things, meteorology, ethical and intel-
lectual virtues, parts of the human body, and miscellaneous
questions. Although Problems is an accretion of multiple
authorship over several centuries, it offers a fascinating
technical view of Peripatetic method and thought. Rhetoric
to Alexander, which provides practical advice to orators, was
likely composed during the period of Aristotle’s tutorship of
Alexander, perhaps by Anaximenes, another of Alexander’s
tutors. Both Problems and Rhetoric to Alexander replace the
earlier Loeb edition by Hett and Rackham, with texts and
translations incorporating the latest scholarship.
ROBERT A. MAYHEW is Professor of
Philosophy, Seton Hall University. DAVI D C.
MI RHADY is Associate Professor and Chair of
Humanities, Simon Fraser University.
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Roads to Power
BRI TAI N I NVENTS THE I NFRASTRUCTURE STATE
JO GULDI
In early-eighteenth-century Britain, nothing but stretches of dirt track, impassible for much of
the year, ran between most towns. By 1848, Britain’s primitive roads were transformed into a
network of forty-foot-wide highways connecting every village and island in the nation—and
also dividing them in unforeseen ways. Roads to Power refutes the traditional tale of how bet-
ter roads made better neighbors and how the transport revolution unified the English, Scottish,
Welsh, and Irish into a common and commercial people. In fact, few issues divided Britain as
much as transport and trade.
Peripheries like the Highlands demanded that centralized government pay for roads they
could not afford, while English counties argued for a localism that would spare them from
underwriting roads to Scotland. When tradesmen, Methodist preachers, soldiers, and enter-
tainers took to the highway, travelers and townspeople alike felt vulnerable, and mistrust grew.
Social engineering followed civil engineering, in the form of state-designed sewers and slum
clearance projects. As Jo Guldi shows, in their disagreements about roads, Britons posited two
visions of community: one centralized, expert-driven, and technological; the other local, infor-
mal, and libertarian. These two visions lie at the heart of today’s debates over infrastructure,
development, and communication.
J O GULDI i s Mel l on Postdoctoral Fel l ow i n Di gi tal Hi stor y, Uni versi ty of
Chi cago, and a Juni or Fel l ow at the Soci ety of Fel l ows, Har vard Uni versi ty. She
al so runs the Landscape Studi es Podcast.
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H I S T O R Y
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Our Fritz
EMPEROR FREDERI CK I I I AND THE POLI TI CAL CULTURE OF
I MPERI AL GERMANY
FRANK LORENZ MÜLLER
On June 15, 1888, a mere ninety-
nine days after ascending the
throne to become king of Prussia
and German emperor, Frederick
III succumbed to throat cancer.
Europeans were spellbound by
the cruel fate nobly borne by the
voiceless Fritz, who for more than
two decades had been celebrated
as a military hero and loved as a
kindly gentleman. A number of
grief-stricken individuals report-
edly offered to sacrifice their own
healthy larynxes to save the ailing emperor.
Frank Lorenz Müller, in the first comprehensive life of Fred-
erick III ever written, reconstructs how the persona of “Our Fritz”
was created and used for various political purposes before and after
the emperor’s tragic death. Sandwiched between the reign of his
ninety-year-old father and the calamitous rule of his own son (the
future emperor William II), Frederick III served as a canvas onto
which different political forces projected their hopes and fears for
Germany’s future. Surrounded by an unforgettable cast of charac-
ters that includes the emperor’s widely hated English wife, Vicky,
and the scheming Otto von Bismarck, Frederick III offers in death
as well as in life a poignant glimpse of Prussia, Germany, and the
European world that his son would help to shatter.
FRANK LORENZ MÜLLER i s Seni or Lecturer i n
Modern Hi stor y at the Uni versi ty of St. Andrews.
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Faces of Perfect Ebony
ENCOUNTERI NG ATLANTI C SLAVERY I N I MPERI AL BRI TAI N
CATHERINE MOLINEUX
Though blacks were not often seen on the streets of seventeenth-
century London, they were already capturing the British imagina-
tion. For two hundred years, as Britain shipped over three million
Africans to the New World, popular images of blacks as slaves and
servants proliferated in London art, both highbrow and low. Cather-
ine Molineux assembles a surprising array of sources in her explo-
ration of this emerging black presence, from shop signs, tea trays,
trading cards, board games, playing cards,
and song ballads to more familiar objects
such as William Hogarth’s graphic satires.
The earliest images advertised the
opulence of the British Empire, by depict-
ing black slaves and servants as minor,
exotic characters who gazed adoringly at
their masters. Later images showed
Britons and Africans in friendly gatherings.
By 1807, when Britain abolished the slave
trade and thousands of people of African
descent were living in London as free men
and women, depictions of black laborers
in coffeehouses, taverns, or kitchens took
center stage. Molineux’s well-crafted account provides rich evi-
dence for the role that human traffic played in the popular con-
sciousness and culture of Britain during the seventeenth and
eighteenth centuries and deepens our understanding of how Britons
imagined their burgeoning empire.
CATHERI NE MOLI NEUX i s Assi stant Professor of
Hi stor y at Vanderbi l t Uni versi ty.
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Church Militant
BI SHOP KUNG AND CATHOLI C RESI STANCE I N COMMUNI ST
SHANGHAI
PAUL P. MARIANI
By 1952, the Chinese Communist Party had
suppressed all organized resistance to its
regime and stood unopposed, or so it has
been believed. Internal party documents—
declassified just long enough for historian
Paul Mariani to send copies out of China—
disclose that one group deemed an enemy of
the state held out after the others had fallen.
A party report from Shanghai marked “top-
secret” reveals a determined, often coura-
geous resistance by the local Catholic
Church. Drawing on centuries of experience
in struggling with the Chinese authorities, the
Church was proving a stubborn match for the party.
Mariani tells the story of how Bishop (later Cardinal) Ignatius
Kung Pinmei, the Jesuits, and the Catholic Youth resisted the
regime’s punishing assault and refused to renounce the Church in
Rome. Mirroring tactics used by the previously underground CCP,
Shanghai’s Catholics persevered until 1955, when the believers
were betrayed from within their own ranks. Though the CCP could
not eradicate the Catholic Church in China, it succeeded in divid-
ing it. Mariani’s secret history traces the origins of a deep split in the
Chinese Catholic community, where relations between the “Patri-
otic” and underground churches remain strained even today.
PAUL P. MARI ANI i s Assi stant Professor of Hi stor y
at Santa Cl ara Uni versi ty.
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Planning Armageddon
BRI TI SH ECONOMI C WARFARE AND THE FI RST WORLD WAR
NICHOLAS A. LAMBERT
“A MAGNIFICENT ACHIEVEMENT, ONE OF THE MOST
IMPORTANT BOOKS PUBLISHED IN DECADES ON THE
ORIGINS AND CONDUCT OF THE GREAT WAR.”
—SAMUEL R. WILLIAMSON, JR.,
UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH, EMERITUS
Before the First World War, the British Admiralty conceived a plan
to win rapid victory in the event of war with Germany—economic
warfare on an unprecedented scale. This secret strategy called for
the state to exploit Britain’s effective monopolies in banking, com-
munications, and shipping to create a controlled implosion of the
world economic system.
In this revisionist account, Nicholas Lambert shows in lively
detail how naval planners persuaded the British political leadership
that systematic disruption of the global economy could bring about
German military paralysis. After the outbreak of hostilities, the gov-
ernment shied away from full implementation, upon realizing the
extent of likely collateral damage—political, social, economic, and
diplomatic—to both Britain and neutral countries. Woodrow Wilson
in particular bristled at British restrictions on trade. A new, less dis-
ruptive approach to economic coercion was hastily improvised. The
result was the blockade, ostensibly intended to starve Germany. It
proved largely ineffective because of the massive political influence
of economic interests on national ambitions and the continued inter-
dependencies of all countries upon the smooth functioning of the
global trading system. Lambert’s incisive interpretation entirely
overturns our conventional understanding of British strategy in the
early part of the First World War.
NI CHOLAS A. LAMBERT i s Associ ate Fel l ow of the
Royal Uni ted Ser vi ces I nsti tute, Whi tehal l, London.
Hi s fi rst book, Si r J ohn Fi sher ’s Naval Revol ut i on,
won the Di sti ngui shed Book Pri ze from the Soci ety for
Mi l i tar y Hi stor y.
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Empire and Underworld
CAPTI VI TY I N FRENCH GUI ANA
MIRANDA FRANCES SPIELER
In the century after the French Rev-
olution, the South American out-
post of Guiana became a depository
for exiles—outcasts of the new
French citizenry—and an experi-
mental space for the exercise of
new kinds of power and violence
against marginal groups. Miranda
Spieler chronicles the encounter
between colonial officials, planters,
and others, ranging from deported
political enemies to convicts, ex-
convicts, vagabonds, freed slaves,
non-European immigrants, and Maroons (descendants of fugitive
slaves in the forest). She finds that at a time when France was advo-
cating the revolutionary principles of liberty, equality, and fraternity,
Guiana’s exiles were stripped of their legal identities and unmade
by law, becoming nonpersons living in limbo.
The French Revolution invented the notion of the citizen,
but as Spieler shows, it also invented the noncitizen—the person
whose rights were nonexistent. Empire and Underworld discovers
in Guiana’s wilderness a haunting prehistory of current moral dilem-
mas surrounding detainees of indeterminate legal status. Pairing the
history of France with that of its underworld and challenging some
of the century’s most influential theorists from Hannah Arendt to
Michel Foucault, Spieler demonstrates how rights of the modern
world can mutate into an apparatus of human deprivation.
MI RANDA FRANCES SPI ELER i s Assi stant
Professor of Hi stor y at the Uni versi ty of Ari zona.
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Colored Cosmopolitanism
THE SHARED STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM I N THE
UNI TED STATES AND I NDI A
NICO SLATE
A hidden history connects India and the United States, the world’s
largest democracies. From the late nineteenth century through the
1960s, activists worked across borders of race and nation to push
both countries toward achieving their democratic principles. At the
heart of this shared struggle, African Americans and Indians forged
bonds ranging from statements of sympathy to coordinated acts of
solidarity. Within these groups, certain
activists developed a vision of the world
that transcended traditional racial distinc-
tions. These men and women agitated for
the freedom of the “colored world,” even
while challenging the meanings of both
color and freedom.
Colored Cosmopolitanism is the
first detailed examination of both ends of
this transnational encounter. Nico Slate
tells the stories of neglected historical fig-
ures and offers a fresh glimpse of people
we thought we knew. Prominent figures
such as Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal
Nehru, Swami Vivekananda, Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du
Bois, and Martin Luther King, Jr., emerge as never before seen. Slate
reveals the full gamut of this exchange—from selective appropria-
tions, to blatant misunderstandings, to a profound empathy—as
African Americans and South Asians sought a united front against
racism, imperialism, and other forms of oppression.
NI CO SLATE i s Assi stant Professor of Hi stor y at
Carnegi e Mel l on Uni versi ty.
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Casualties of Credit
THE ENGLI SH FI NANCI AL REVOLUTI ON, 1620 –1720
CARL WENNERLIND
Modern credit, developed during the financial revolution of 1620–
1720, laid the foundation for England’s political, military, and eco-
nomic dominance in the eighteenth century. Possessed of a
generally circulating credit currency, a
modern national debt, and sophisticated
financial markets, England developed a fis-
cal-military state that instilled fear and
facilitated the first industrial revolution.
Yet a number of casualties followed in the
wake of this new system of credit. Not
only was it precarious and prone to acci-
dents, but it depended on trust, public
opinion, and ultimately violence.
Carl Wennerlind reconstructs the
intellectual context within which the
financial revolution was conceived. He
traces how the discourse on credit
evolved and responded to the Glorious Revolution, the Scientific
Revolution, the founding of the Bank of England, the Great
Recoinage, armed conflicts with Louis XIV, the Whig-Tory party
wars, the formation of the public sphere, and England’s expanded
role in the slave trade. Debates about credit engaged some of Lon-
don’s most prominent turn-of-the-century intellectuals, including
Daniel Defoe, John Locke, Isaac Newton, Jonathan Swift, and
Christopher Wren. Wennerlind guides us through these conversa-
tions toward an understanding of how contemporaries viewed the
precariousness of credit and the role of violence in the safeguarding
of trust.
CARL WENNERLI ND i s Assi stant Professor of
Hi stor y, Barnard Col l ege, Col umbi a Uni versi ty.
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The Invention of Law in
the West
ALDO SCHIAVONE
TRANSLATED BY JEREMY CARDEN AND
ANTONY SHUGAAR
Law is a specific form of social
regulation distinct from religion,
ethics, and even politics, and
endowed with a strong and
autonomous rationality. Its inven-
tion, a crucial aspect of Western
history, took place in ancient
Rome. Aldo Schiavone, a world-
renowned classicist, reconstructs
this development with clear-eyed
passion, following its course over
the centuries, setting out from
the earliest origins and moving
up to the threshold of Late Antiquity.
The invention of Western law occurred against the backdrop
of the Roman Empire’s gradual consolidation—an age of unprece-
dented accumulation of power which transformed an archaic pre-
disposition to ritual into an unrivaled technology for the control of
human dealings. Schiavone offers us a closely reasoned interpreta-
tive essay that returns us to the primal origins of Western legal
machinery and the discourse that was constructed around it—for-
malism, the pretense of neutrality, the relationship with political
power. This is a landmark work of scholarship whose influence will
be felt by classicists, historians, and legal scholars for decades.
ALDO SCHI AVONE i s Professor of Roman Law at the
I sti tuto I tal i ano di Sci enze Umane.
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The Early Renaissance and
Vernacular Culture
CHARLES DEMPSEY
Why do the paintings and poetry of
the Italian Renaissance—a celebra-
tion of classical antiquity—also
depict the Florentine countryside
populated with figures dressed in
contemporary silk robes and fleur-de-
lys crowns? Upending conventional
interpretations of this well-studied
period, Charles Dempsey argues that
a fusion of classical form with con-
temporary content, once seen as the
paradox of the Renaissance, can be
better understood as its defining
characteristic.
Dempsey describes how Renaissance artists deftly incorpo-
rated secular and popular culture into their creations, just as they
interwove classical and religious influences. Inspired by the love
lyrics of Parisian troubadours, Simone Martini altered his fresco
Maestà to reflect a court culture that prized terrestrial beauty. The
Maestà scandalously revealed, for the first time in Italian painting,
a glimpse of the Madonna’s golden locks. Modeled on an ancient
statue, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus went much further, featuring fash-
ionable beauty ideals of long flowing blonde hair, ivory skin, rosy
cheeks, and perfectly arched eyebrows. As Dempsey’s thorough
study illuminates, Renaissance poets and artists did not simply repro-
duce classical aesthetics but reimagined them in vernacular idioms.
CHARLES DEMPSEY i s Emeri tus Professor of I tal i an
Renai ssance and Baroque Ar t at Johns Hopki ns
Uni versi ty.
THE BERNARD BERENSON LECTURES ON THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE
DELIVERED AT THE VILLA I TATTI
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Writing History in
Renaissance Italy
LEONARDO BRUNI AND THE USES OF THE PAST
GARY IANZITI
Leonardo Bruni (1370–1444) is widely recognized as the most
important humanist historian of the early Renaissance. But why this
recognition came about—and what it has meant for the field of his-
toriography—has long been a matter of confusion and controversy.
Writing History in Renaissance Italy offers a fresh approach to the
subject by undertaking a systematic, work-by-work investigation
that encompasses for the first time the full
range of Bruni’s output in history and
biography.
The study is the first to assess in
detail the impact of the classical Greek his-
torians on the development of humanist
methods of historical writing. It highlights
in particular the importance of Thucydides
and Polybius—authors Bruni was among
the first in the West to read, and whose
analytical approach to politics led him in
new directions. Gary Ianziti constantly
monitors Bruni’s position within the shift-
ing hierarchies of power in Florence,
drawing the connections between his various historical works and
the political uses they were meant to serve. Bruni himself emerges
as a protagonist of the first order, a figure whose location at the cen-
ter of power was a decisive factor shaping his innovations in his-
torical writing.
GARY I ANZI TI i s Honorar y Associ ate Professor,
Centre for the Hi stor y of European Di scourses,
Uni versi ty of Queensl and.
I TATTI STUDIES IN ITALIAN RENAISSANCE HISTORY
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R E N A I S S A N C E S T U D I E S
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A Case for Irony
JONATHAN LEAR
In 2001, Vanity Fair declared that the Age of Irony was over. Joan
Didion has lamented that the United States in the era of
Barack Obama has become an “irony-free zone.” As he
did in his 2006 book Radical Hope, Jonathan Lear looks
again into America’s heart and
forges a radical way forward, by
arguing that no genuinely
human life is possible without
irony.
Becoming human, writes
Lear, is something we accom-
plish, something we get the
hang of. Like Kierkegaard and
Plato, he claims that irony is one
of the essential tools we use to
do this. For Lear and the participants in his
Socratic dialogue, irony is not about being
cool and detached like a player in a Woody
Allen film. Instead, it is a renewed commit-
ment to living seriously, to experiencing every disruption that shakes
us from our habitual ways of tuning out of life. Lear claims that our
feelings and desires tend toward order, a structure that true irony
manifests to us. His exchanges with his interlocutors strengthen his
claims, while his experiences as a practicing psychoanalyst bring an
emotionally gripping dimension to what is at stake—the psychic
costs and benefits of living with irony.
J ONATHAN LEAR i s John U. Nef Di sti ngui shed
Ser vi ce Professor i n the Commi ttee on Soci al Thought
and the Depar tment of Phi l osophy at the Uni versi ty
of Chi cago.
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The Promise of Memory
CHI LDHOOD RECOLLECTI ON AND I TS OBJECTS I N
LI TERARY MODERNI SM
LORNA MARTENS
Readers once believed in the power of Proust’s
madeleine and Wordsworth’s boyhood mem-
ories—but that was before literary culture
began to defer to Freud’s questioning of adult
memories of childhood. In this first sustained
look at childhood memories as depicted in lit-
erature, Lorna Martens reveals how much we
may have lost by turning our attention the
other way.
The Promise of Memory is squarely
situated at the intersection of literature and
psychology. Psychologists’ discoveries about
when childhood memories form, and what
form they most often take, resonate throughout the works of the
three writers Martens highlights. Proust and Rilke, writing before
Freudian theory infiltrated literary culture, offer original answers to
questions such as “Why is it important to remember childhood?
What kinds of things do children remember? What do their mem-
ories tell us?” In Walter Benjamin, Martens finds a writer willing to
grapple with Freud and whose writings on childhood capture that
struggle. For all three authors, places and things figure prominently
in the workings of memory. Connections between memory and
materiality suggest new ways of understanding not just childhood
recollection but also the artistic inclination, which draws on a child-
like way of seeing: object-focused, imaginative, and emotionally
intense.
LORNA MARTENS i s Professor of German and
Comparati ve Li terature at the Uni versi ty of Vi rgi ni a.
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H U MA N I T I E S
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Perspectives on
Pragmatism
CLASSI CAL, RECENT, AND CONTEMPORARY
ROBERT B. BRANDOM
Pragmatism has been reinvented in
every generation since its begin-
nings in the late nineteenth century.
This book, by one of today’s most
distinguished contemporary heirs of
pragmatist philosophy, rereads car-
dinal figures in that tradition, distill-
ing from their insights a way
forward from where we are now.
Perspectives on Pragmatism
opens with a new account of the
first three generations of classical
American pragmatists, represented
by Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, and John Dewey. Post-
Deweyan pragmatism at midcentury is discussed in the work of
Wilfrid Sellars, one of its most brilliant and original practitioners.
Sellars’ legacy in turn is traced through the thought of his admirer,
Richard Rorty, who further developed his predecessors’ ideas and
reiterated their importance both for intellectuals and for the wider
public sphere. The book closes with a clear description of the
author’s own analytic pragmatism, which combines all these ideas
with those of Ludwig Wittgenstein, and synthesizes that broad prag-
matism with its dominant philosophical rival, analytic philosophy,
which focuses on language and logic. The result is a treatise that
allows us to see American philosophy in its full scope, both its ori-
gins and its promise for tomorrow.
ROBERT B. BRANDOM i s Di sti ngui shed Professor i n
the Depar tment of Phi l osophy, Uni versi ty of
Pi ttsburgh.
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Categories of the Temporal
AN I NQUI RY I NTO THE FORMS OF THE FI NI TE I NTELLECT
SEBASTIAN RÖDL
TRANSLATED BY SI BYLLE SALEWSKI
The publication of Frege’s Begriffschrift in 1879 forever altered the
landscape for many Western philosophers. Here, Sebastian Rödl
traces how the Fregean influence, written all over the development
and present state of analytic philosophy, led into an unholy alliance
of an empiricist conception of sensibility with an inferentialist con-
ception of thought.
According to Rödl, Wittgenstein responded to the implosion
of Frege’s principle that the nature of thought consists in its infer-
ential order, but his Philosophical Investigations shied away from
offering an alternative. Rödl takes up the challenge by turning to
Kant and Aristotle as ancestors of this tradition, and in doing so
identifies its unacknowledged question: the relation of judgment
and truth to time. Rödl finds in the thought of these two men the
answer he urges us to consider: the temporal and the sensible, and
the atemporal and the intelligible, are aspects of one reality and can-
not be understood independently of one another. In demonstrating
that an investigation into the categories of the temporal can be
undertaken as a contribution to logic, Rödl seeks to transform simul-
taneously our philosophical understanding of both logic and time.
SEBASTI AN RÖDL i s Professor of Phi l osophy at the
Uni versi ty of Basel, Swi tzerl and.
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Walter Benjamin
A PHI LOSOPHI CAL PORTRAI T
ELI FRIEDLANDER
Walter Benjamin is often viewed as a cultural critic who produced
a vast array of brilliant and idiosyncratic pieces of writing with lit-
tle more to unify them than the feeling that they all bear the stamp
of his “unclassifiable” genius. Eli Friedlander argues that Walter
Benjamin’s corpus of writings must be
recognized as a unique configuration
of philosophy with an overarching
coherence and a deep-seated commit-
ment to engage the philosophical tra-
dition.
Friedlander finds in Benjamin’s
early works initial formulations of the
different dimensions of his philosophi-
cal thinking. He leads through them to
Benjamin’s views on the dialectical
image, the nature of language, the rela-
tion of beauty and truth, embodiment,
dream and historical awakening, myth
and history, as well as the afterlife and realization of meaning. Those
notions, which Friedlander articulates both in themselves and in
relation to central figures of the philosophical tradition, come
together in the incomplete Arcades Project—the theater where
these earlier philosophical preoccupations were to be played out.
Benjamin envisaged in it the possibility of the highest order of
thought taking the form of writing whose contents are the concrete
time-bound particularities of human experience.
ELI FRI EDLANDER i s Associ ate Professor of
Phi l osophy at Tel Avi v Uni versi ty, I srael.
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The Ethical Project
PHILIP KITCHER
In a revolutionary approach to the problems of moral philosophy,
Philip Kitcher makes a provocative proposal: Instead of conceiving
ethical commands as divine revelations or as the discoveries of bril-
liant thinkers, we should see our ethical practices as evolving over
tens of thousands of years, as members of our species have worked
out how to live together and prosper. Elaborating this radical vision,
Kitcher shows how the limited altruistic tendencies of our ancestors
enabled a fragile social life, how our forebears learned to regulate
their interactions with one another, and how human societies even-
tually grew into forms of previously unimaginable complexity. The
most successful of the many millennia-old experiments in how to
live, he contends, survive in our values today.
Drawing on natural science, social science, and philosophy
to develop an approach he calls “pragmatic naturalism,” Kitcher
reveals the power of an evolving ethics built around a few core prin-
ciples—including justice and cooperation—but leaving room for a
diversity of communities and modes of self-expression. Ethics
emerges as a beautifully human phenomenon—permanently unfin-
ished, collectively refined and distorted generation by generation. It
is a project—the ethical project—in which our species has engaged
throughout its history.
PHI LI P KI TCHER i s John Dewey Professor of
Phi l osophy at Col umbi a Uni versi ty.
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Long Shot
VACCI NES FOR NATI ONAL DEFENSE
KENDALL HOYT
At the turn of the twenty-first cen-
tury, the United States contended
with a state-run biological warfare
program, bioterrorism, and a pan-
demic. These threats spurred
large-scale government demand
for new vaccines, but few have
materialized.
A new anthrax vaccine
has been a priority since the first
Gulf War, but twenty years and a
billion dollars later, the United
States still does not have one. This outcome is as puzzling as
it is troubling.
Historically, the United States has excelled at respond-
ing to national health emergencies. Probing the history of vac-
cine development for factors that foster timely innovation,
Kendall Hoyt discovered that vaccine innovation has been
falling, not rising, since World War II. This finding is at odds
with prevailing theories of market-based innovation and sug-
gests that a collection of nonmarket factors drove midcentury
innovation. Ironically, the birth of a biotechnology industry
and the rise of specialization and outsourcing undercut the
collaborative networks and research practices that drove suc-
cessful vaccine projects in the past. Hoyt’s timely investigation
teaches important lessons for our efforts to rebuild biodefense
capabilities, especially when the financial payback for a vac-
cine is low but the social returns are high.
KENDALL HOYT i s Assi stant Professor,
Depar tment of Medi ci ne, Dar tmouth Medi cal
School, and Lecturer, Thayer School of
Engi neeri ng, Dar tmouth Col l ege.
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A Short History of
Physics in the American
Century
DAVID C. CASSIDY
As the twentieth century ended, computers, the Internet, and
nanotechnology were central to modern American life. Yet the
advances in physics underlying these applications are poorly
understood and underappreciated by U.S. citizens today. In
this concise overview, David C. Cassidy sharpens our per-
spective on modern physics by viewing this foundational sci-
ence through the lens of America’s engagement with the
political events of a tumultuous century.
American physics first stirred in the
1890s. Yet American research lagged behind
the European laboratories until highly effective
domestic policies, together with the exodus of
physicists from fascist countries, brought the
nation into the first ranks of world research in
the 1930s. The creation of the atomic bomb
and radar during World War II ensured lavish
government support for particle physics, along
with computation, solid-state physics, and mil-
itary communication. These advances facili-
tated space exploration and led to the global
expansion of the Internet. But gradually America relinquished
its postwar commitment to scientific leadership, and the
nation found itself struggling to maintain a competitive edge in
science education and research. Today, American physicists,
relying primarily on industrial funding, must compete with
smaller, scrappier nations intent on writing their own brief his-
tory of physics in the twenty-first century.
DAVI D C. CASSI DY i s Professor of Natural
Sci ences at Hofstra Uni versi ty.
NEW HISTORIES OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND MEDICINE
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S C I E N C E & ME D I C I N E
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Arthropod Brains
EVOLUTI ON, FUNCTI ONAL ELEGANCE, AND
HI STORI CAL SI GNI FI CANCE
NICHOLAS JAMES STRAUSFELD
In the Descent of Man,
Darwin proposed that an
ant’s brain, no larger than
a pin’s head, must be
sophisticated to accomplish
all that it does. Yet today
many people still find it
surprising that insects and
other arthropods show
behaviors that are much
more complex than innate
reflexes. They are products
of versatile brains which, in a sense, think.
Fascinating in their own right, arthropods provide funda-
mental insights into how brains process and organize sensory infor-
mation to produce learning, cooperation, and sociality. Richly
illustrated, Arthropod Brains elucidates the evolution of this knowl-
edge, beginning with nineteenth-century debates about how simi-
lar arthropod brains were to vertebrate brains. This exchange had
a far-reaching impact on attitudes toward evolution and animal ori-
gins. Many renowned scientists, including Sigmund Freud, cut their
professional teeth studying arthropod nervous systems. Nicholas
James Strausfeld weaves anatomical observations with evidence
from molecular biology, neuroethology, cladistics, and the fossil
record to explore the neurobiology of the largest phylum on earth.
NI CHOLAS J AMES STRAUSFELD i s a Fel l ow of the
Royal Soci ety of London and reci pi ent of Guggenhei m
and MacAr thur Fel l owshi ps. He i s a Regents’ Professor
of Neurosci ence at the Uni versi ty of Ari zona,
Professor of Ecol ogy and Evol uti onar y Bi ol ogy, and an
Adj unct Professor of Ar t.
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The Primate Mind
BUI LT TO CONNECT WI TH OTHER MI NDS
FRANS B. M. DE WAAL AND
PIER FRANCESCO FERRARI
“Monkey see, monkey do” may sound simple,
but how an individual perceives and processes
the behavior of another is one of the most com-
plex and fascinating questions related to the
social life of humans and other primates. In The
Primate Mind, prominent neuroscientists, psy-
chologists, ethologists, and primatologists from
around the world take a bottom-up approach
to primate social behavior by investigating how
the primate mind connects with other minds
and exploring the shared neurological basis for
imitation, joint action, and empathy.
In the past, there has been a tendency
to ask all-or-nothing questions, such as whether primates possess a
theory of mind, have self-awareness, or have culture. A bottom-up
approach asks what are the underlying cognitive processes of such
capacities, some of which may be rather basic and widespread.
Using methods ranging from developmental psychology to neuro-
physiology and neuroimaging, experts explore the evolutionary
foundations that allow individuals to read the body language and
respond to the emotions of others, interpret their actions and inten-
tions, and synchronize and coordinate activities. The remarkable
social sophistication of primates rests on these basic processes,
which are extensively discussed in the pages of this volume.
FRANS B. M. DE WAAL i s C. H. Candl er Professor of
Pri mate Behavi or and Di rector of Li vi ng Li nks, par t of
the Yerkes Pri mate Center, Emor y Uni versi ty, and i s
the edi tor of Ani mal Soci al Compl exi t y (HUP).
PI ER FRANCESCO FERRARI i s Assi stant Professor
i n Bi ol ogy at the School of Medi ci ne at the Uni versi tà
di Parma, I tal y.
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EISBN: 978-0-674-06291-7 | SCIENCE
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American Madness
THE RI SE AND FALL OF DEMENTI A PRAECOX
RICHARD NOLL
In 1895, not a single case of dementia
praecox was reported in the United
States. By 1912, tens of thousands of
people with this diagnosis were locked
up in asylums, hospitals, and jails. By
1927, it was fading away. How could
such a terrible disease be discovered,
affect so many lives, and then turn out
to be something else?
Richard Noll describes how the
discovery of this mysterious disorder
gave hope to the overworked asylum
doctors that they could at last
explain—though they could not cure—the miserable patients sur-
rounding them. The story of dementia praecox, and its eventual
replacement by the new concept of schizophrenia, also reveals how
asylum physicians fought for their own respectability as science-
focused medical professionals. When the concept of schizophrenia
offered a biological understanding of this disorder, and hope for a
cure, psychiatry abandoned the old disease for the new. In this dra-
matic story of a vanished diagnosis, Noll shows the co-dependency
between a disease and the scientific status of the profession that
treats it. The ghost of dementia praecox haunts today’s debates
about the latest generation of psychiatric disorders.
RI CHARD NOLL i s Associ ate Professor of Psychol ogy
at DeSal es Uni versi ty.
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The Retina
AN APPROACHABLE PART OF THE BRAI N
REVI SED EDI TI ON
JOHN E. DOWLING
John Dowling’s The Retina, published in 1987, quickly became the
most widely recognized introduction to the structure and function
of retinal cells. In this Revised Edition, Dowling draws on twenty-
five years of new research to produce an interdisciplinary synthesis
focused on how retinal function contributes to our understanding
of brain mechanisms.
The retina is a part of the brain pushed out into the eye dur-
ing development. It retains many characteristics of other brain
regions and hence has yielded significant insights on brain mecha-
nisms. In humans, visual signals from 126 million photoreceptors in
the retina funnel down to one million ganglion cells that convey at
least a dozen representations of a visual scene to higher brain
regions. The Revised Edition includes new chapters on color vision
and retinal degenerations and genetics, as well as sections on reti-
nal development and visual pigment biochemistry, and presents the
latest knowledge and theories on how the retina is organized
anatomically, physiologically, and pharmacologically. The clarity of
writing and illustration that made The Retina a book of choice for
a quarter century among graduate students, postdoctoral fellows,
vision researchers, and teachers of upper-level courses on vision is
retained in Dowling’s new easy-to-read Revised Edition.
J OHN E. DOWLI NG i s Gordon and Ll ura Gund
Professor of Neurosci ences and Head Tutor,
Neurobi ol ogy, at Har vard Uni versi ty, and Professor of
Ophthal mol ogy (Neurosci ence) at Har vard Medi cal
School.
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How Economics
Shapes Science
PAULA STEPHAN
The beauty of science may be pure and eternal, but its practice costs
money. And scientists, being human, respond to incentives and dis-
incentives, in money and glory. The payoff for savvy career deci-
sions may be tenure at a highly ranked university or a prestigious
award or a bump in salary. The risk may be getting none of that.
At a time when science is seen as an engine of economic
growth, Paula Stephan brings a keen understanding of the cost-
benefit calculations made by individuals and institutions as they
compete for resources and reputation. Universities offload risks by
hiring non-tenure-track faculty, requiring tenured faculty to pay
salaries from grants, and staffing labs with foreign workers on tem-
porary visas. With funding tight, investigators pursue safe projects
rather than less fundable ones with uncertain but potentially path-
breaking outcomes. Career prospects in science are dismal for the
young, because of ever-lengthening apprenticeships, scarcity of per-
manent academic positions, and the difficulty of getting funded.
How Economics Shapes Science highlights the growing gap
between the haves and have-nots—especially between the bio-
medical sciences and physics/engineering—and offers a persuasive
vision of a more productive, more creative research system that
would lead and benefit the world.
PAULA STEPHAN i s Professor of Economi cs at
Georgi a State Uni versi ty and Research Associ ate at
the Nati onal Bureau of Economi c Research.
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Macroeconomics Beyond
the NAIRU
SERVAAS STORM AND C. W. M. NAASTEPAD
Economists and the governments they advise have based their
macroeconomic policies on the idea of a natural rate of unemploy-
ment. Government policy that pushes the rate below this point—
about 6 percent—is apt to trigger an accelerating rate of inflation
that is hard to reverse, or so the argument goes. In this book,
Servaas Storm and C. W. M. Naastepad make a strong case that this
concept is flawed: that a stable non-accelerating inflation rate of
unemployment (NAIRU), independent of macroeconomic policy,
does not exist. Consequently, government decisions based on the
NAIRU not only are misguided but also have huge and avoidable
social costs, namely, high unemployment and sustained inequality.
Skillfully merging theoretical and empirical analysis, Storm
and Naastepad show how the NAIRU’s neglect of labor’s impact on
technological change and productivity growth eclipses the many
positive contributions that labor and its regulation make to eco-
nomic performance. When these positive effects are taken into
account, the authors contend, a more humane policy becomes fea-
sible, one that would enhance productivity and technological
progress while maintaining profits, thus creating conditions for low
unemployment and wider equality.
SERVAAS STORM and C. W. M. NAASTEPAD are
Seni or Lecturers i n Economi cs at Del f t Uni versi ty of
Technol ogy.
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E C O N O MI C S & B U S I N E S S / P O L I T I C S & L AW
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Translating Empire
EMULATI ON AND THE ORI GI NS OF
POLI TI CAL ECONOMY
SOPHUS A. REINERT
Historians have traditionally used the discourses of free trade
and laissez faire to explain the development of political economy
during the Enlightenment. But from Sophus Reinert’s perspec-
tive, eighteenth-century political economy can be understood
only in the context of the often brutal imperial rivalries then
unfolding in Europe and its former colonies and the positive con-
sequences of active economic policy. The idea of economic emu-
lation, he shows, was the prism through which philosophers,
ministers, reformers, and merchants thought about economics,
industrial policy, and reform in the early modern period. With
the rise of the British Empire, European powers sought to selec-
tively emulate the British model.
In mapping the general history of economic translations
between 1500 and 1849, and particularly tracing the successive
translations of the Bristol merchant John Cary’s seminal 1695
Essay on the State of England, Reinert makes a compelling case
for the way that England’s aggressively nationalist policies, espe-
cially extensive tariffs and other market interventions, were
adopted in France, Italy, Germany, and Scandinavia before pro-
viding the blueprint for independence in the New World. Rela-
tively forgotten today, Cary’s work served as the basis for an
international move toward using political economy as the prime
tool of policymaking and industrial expansion.
SOPHUS A. REI NERT i s Assi stant Professor of
Busi ness Admi ni strati on at Har vard Busi ness
School.
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The Upside-Down
Constitution
MICHAEL S. GREVE
Over the course of the nation’s history, the
Constitution has been turned upside-down,
Michael Greve argues in this provocative
book. The Constitution’s vision of a feder-
alism in which local, state, and federal gov-
ernment compete to satisfy the preferences
of individuals has given way to a coopera-
tive, cartelized federalism that enables
interest groups to leverage power at every
level for their own benefit. Greve traces
this inversion from the Constitution’s
founding through today, dispelling much
received wisdom along the way.
The Upside-Down Constitution shows how federalism’s
transformation was a response to states’ demands, not an impo-
sition on them. From the nineteenth-century judicial elabora-
tion of a competitive federal order, to the New Deal
transformation, to the contemporary Supreme Court’s impov-
erished understanding of constitutional structure, and the “devo-
lution” in vogue today, Greve describes a trend that will lead to
more government and fiscal profligacy, not less. Taking aim at
both the progressive heirs of the New Deal and the vocal origi-
nalists of our own time, The Upside-Down Constitution
explains why the current fiscal crisis will soon compel a funda-
mental renegotiation of a new federalism grounded in constitu-
tional principles.
MI CHAEL S. GREVE i s John G. Searl e Schol ar at
the Ameri can Enterpri se I nsti tute for Publ i c Pol i cy
Research.
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The Founding Fathers v.
the People
PARADOXES OF AMERI CAN DEMOCRACY
ANTHONY KING
As pundits and politicians remind us at every election cycle, the
United States sees itself as the world’s greatest democracy. But what
citizens might also hear, if they knew how to listen, is the grinding
of two tectonic plates on which this democracy was established.
On the one hand were the founding fathers who emphasized mod-
eration, deliberation, checks and balances, and the separation of
powers—a system in which “the people” were allowed to play only
a limited role. On the other hand were radical democrats who
insisted that the people, and only the people, should rule.
The result was a political system tangled up in conflicts that
persist to this day: unelected and unaccountable Supreme Court
justices who exercise enormous personal power; severe restrictions
on the kind of person the people can elect as president; and popu-
lar referendums at the state and local level but none at the federal
level, not even to ratify amendments to the Constitution. In
Anthony King’s provocative analysis, we see how these ambiguities
play out in the turmoil of our nation’s public life, and we glimpse,
perhaps, a new way to address them.
ANTHONY KI NG i s Professor of Government at the
Uni versi ty of Essex and a Fel l ow of the Bri ti sh
Academy.
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JLA/ Journal of Legal
Analysis
h t t p : / / j l a . h u p . h a r v a r d . e d u
EDITED BY J. MARK RAMSEYER
WI TH RI CHARD CRASWELL, MATHEW MCCUBBI NS,
DANI EL RUBI NFELD, AND STEVEN SHAVELL
Co-published by the John M.
Olin Center for Law, Econom-
ics, and Business at Harvard
Law School and Harvard
University Press, the JLA is a
peer-reviewed publication on
law. It aspires to be broad in
coverage, including doctrinal
legal analysis and interdiscipli-
nary scholarship. JLA articles
are free online and available
for sale in bound issues.
VOLUME 2, I SSUE 1
WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM EINER R. ELHAUGE, DANIEL E. HO,
KEVIN M. QUINN, GABRIELLA BLUM, ANDREW T. GUZMAN,
TIMOTHY L. MEYER, ALON HAREL, TSVI KAHANA, ANUP
MALANI, WARD FRANSWORTH, DUSTIN GUZIOR, STEVEN
SHAVELL, VICTOR P. GOLDBERG, AND MELVIN A. EISENBERG
VOLUME 2, I SSUE 2
WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM YAIR LISTOKIN, ERIC POSNER,
KATHRYN SPIER, ADRIAN VERMEULE, ALAN SYKES, BENITO
ARRUÑADA, THEODORE EISENBERG, MICHAEL HEISE, NICOLE
WATERS & MARTIN WELLS, J. MARK RAMSEYER, AND
JONATHAN MASUR
J . MARK RAMSEYER i s Mi tsubi shi Professor of
Japanese Legal Studi es at Har vard Uni versi ty Law
School.
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LAW
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The Crucible of Consent
AMERI CAN CHI LD REARI NG AND THE FORGI NG OF
LI BERAL SOCI ETY
JAMES E. BLOCK
A democratic government requires the consent of its citizens. But
how is that consent formed? Why should free people submit to any
rule? Pursuing this question to its source for the first time, The
Crucible of Consent argues that the explanation is to be found in
the nursery and schoolroom. Only in the receptive and less visible
realms of childhood could the necessary synthesis of self-direction
and integrative social conduct—so contradictory in logic yet so func-
tional in practice—be established without provoking reservation or
resistance.
From the early post-revolutionary republic, two liberal child-
rearing institutions—the family and schooling—took on a respon-
sibility crucial to the growing nation: to produce the willing and
seemingly self-initiated conformability on which the society’s claim
of freedom and demand for order depended. Developing the insti-
tutional mechanisms for generating early consent required the trans-
formation of childrearing theory and practice over the course of the
nineteenth century. By exploring the systematic reframing of rela-
tions between generations that resulted, this book offers new insight
into the consenting citizenry at the foundation of liberal society, the
novel domestic and educational structures that made it possible,
and the unprecedented role created for the young in the modern
world.
J AMES E. BLOCK i s Associ ate Professor of Pol i ti cal
Sci ence at DePaul Uni versi ty.
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EISBN: 978-0-674-06261-0 | HISTORY
Democracy without
Politics
STEVEN BILAKOVICS
For many years in Western democracies, politics and politicians
have been thought of with contempt by the majority of citizens.
Steven Bilakovics argues that this disdain of politics follows neither
from the discontents of our liberal political system nor from the pre-
occupations of a consumer society. Extending Tocqueville’s analy-
sis of the modern democratic way of life, he traces the sources of
political cynicism to democracy itself.
Democratic society’s characteristic openness—its promise
of transcendent freedom and unlimited pos-
sibility—renders the everyday politics of
argument and persuasion absurd by com-
parison. Persuasion is devalued, self-inter-
est or self-expression takes the place of
argument, and political life is diminished by
the absence of mediating talk. Bilakovics
sees this trend across the political land-
scape—in the clashing authenticities of the
“culture war,” the perennial pursuit of the
political outsider to set things right again,
the call for a postpartisan politics, rising
demands on government alongside falling
expectations of what government can do,
and a political rhetoric that is at once petty and hyperbolic. To work
toward a politics that is both civil and vital, Bilakovics calls on us to
recognize ourselves as citizens still capable of persuading and being
persuaded in turn.
STEVEN BI LAKOVI CS i s i n the Depar tment of
Pol i ti cal Sci ence at Yal e Uni versi ty.
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EISBN: 978-0-674-06293-1 | POLITICS
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Ephesus
HI STORY, ARCHAEOLOGY, ARCHI TECTURE
EDITED BY ATHANASIOS SIDERIS
Ephesus: History, Archaeology, Architecture is the most complete
presentation in English of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus. It is the
result of collaboration among numerous Greek and Austrian
experts: archaeologists, histo-
rians, architects, and graphic
designers. Its 472 lavishly
illustrated pages provide an
extraordinary wealth of infor-
mation, including the results
of the most recent archaeolog-
ical excavations, which have
been conducted by the Aus-
trian Archaeological Institute
for more than a century.
The introductory chap-
ters present in detail the history and archaeology of the city from its
Mycenaean past to its fall under the Seljuks in the eleventh century
CE. The heart of the volume is an analytic discussion of more than
60 buildings and monuments of the ancient city, supported by more
than 370 architectural drawings, digital models, and color photo-
graphs. Also included are an extended chronological table, a visual
and textual glossary (rendering the work accessible even to a non-
specialist public), a list of ancient sources, and a list of more than
600 cited works. This comprehensive volume is an indispensable
companion to anyone studying the history and the archaeology of
Asia Minor, and Hellenistic and Roman architecture more generally.
ATHANASIOS SIDERIS i s Head of the Hi stor y and
Archaeol ogy Depar tment at the Foundati on of the
Hel l eni c Worl d i n Athens.
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ISBN 978-0-674-06251-1 | $80.00X (£59.95 UK) | ARCHAEOLOGY
Italy and Hungary
HUMANI SM AND ART I N THE EARLY RENAI SSANCE
ACTS OF AN I NTERNATI ONAL CONFERENCE, FLORENCE,
VI LLA I TATTI , JUNE 6–8, 2007
EDITED BY PÉTER FARBAKY AND
LOUIS A. WALDMAN
In the later fifteenth century, the
Kingdom of Hungary became the
first land outside Italy to embrace
the Renaissance, thanks to its king,
Matthias Corvinus, and his human-
ist advisers, János Vitéz and Janus
Pannonius. Matthias created one
of the most famous libraries in the
Western world, the Bibliotheca
Corviniana, rivaled in importance
only by the Vatican. The court
became home to many Italian
humanists, and through his friendship with Lorenzo the Magnifi-
cent, Matthias obtained the services of such great Florentine artists
as Andrea del Verrocchio, Benedetto da Maiano, and Filippino Lippi.
After Matthias’s death in 1490, interest in Renaissance art was con-
tinued by his widowed Neapolitan queen, Beatrice of Aragon, and
by his successors Vladislav I and Louis II Jagiello.
The twenty-one essays collected in this volume provide a
window onto recent research on the development of humanism
and art in the Hungary of Matthias Corvinus and his successors.
Richly illustrated with new photography, this book eloquently doc-
uments and explores the unique role played by the Hungarian court
in the cultural history of Renaissance Europe.
PÉTER FARBAKY i s Di rector of the Budapest Hi stor y
Museum. LOUIS A. WALDMAN i s Associ ate Professor i n
the Depar tment of Ar t and Ar t Hi stor y at the Uni versi ty
of Texas at Austi n.
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ISBN 978-0-674-06346-4 | $85.00X / OIT (£62.95 UK) |
ART HISTORY
H A R VA R D C E N T E R F O R H E L L E N I C S T U D I E S / V I L L A I TAT T I
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Cuban Economic and
Social Development
POLI CY REFORMS AND CHALLENGES I N
THE 21ST CENTURY
EDITED BY JORGE I. DOMÍNGUEZ, OMAR
EVERLENY PÉREZ VILLANUEVA, MAYRA ESPINA
PRIETO, AND LORENA G. BARBERIA
The Cuban economy has been trans-
formed over the course of the last decade,
and these changes are now likely to accel-
erate. In this edited volume, prominent
Cuban economists and sociologists pres-
ent a clear analysis of Cuba’s economic
and social circumstances and suggest
steps for Cuba to reactivate economic
growth and improve the welfare of its cit-
izens. These authors focus first on trade,
capital inflows, exchange rates, monetary
and fiscal policy, and the agricultural sec-
tor. In a second section, a multidiscipli-
nary team of sociologists and an economist map how reforms in
economic and social policies have produced declines in the social
standing of some specific groups and economic mobility for others.
JORGE I. DOMÍNGUEZ is Antonio Madero Professor of
Mexican and Latin American Politics and Economics in the
Department of Government, Harvard University. OMAR
EVERLENY PÉREZ VILLANUEVA is Professor and Researcher
at the Center for the Study of the Cuban Economy, University
of Havana. MAYRA ESPINA PRIETO is Professor and
Researcher, Centro de Investigaciones Psicológicas y
Sociológicas (CIPS) in Havana. LORENA G. BARBERIA is a
Program Associate at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin
American Studies, Harvard University.
DAVID ROCKEFELLER CENTER SERIES ON LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
FEBRUARY | 6 X 9 |
25 BLACK & WHITE ILLUS., 45 TABLES | 430 PP.
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06243-6 | $24.99X (£18.95 UK) |
ECONOMICS / LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
Deconstruction /
Construction
THE CHEONGGYECHEON RESTORATI ON PROJECT I N SEOUL
EDITED BY JOAN BUSQUETS
The restoration of the Cheonggyecheon River that runs through
Seoul, Korea—in a mere twenty-nine months—transitioning from
an outmoded highway into a multipurpose performative infrastruc-
ture piece of unprecedented
size—merits recognition as a sem-
inal project in contemporary
urban design. This remarkable
achievement recovers the biologi-
cal and social ecology of the city
and demonstrates the profound
ability of design at the urban scale
to provoke positive transformation
effectively over large territories.
The project also signifies a broader
sea change in Asian attitudes
toward city design, from a quantitative model concerned primarily
with growth to a more qualitative program that incorporates qual-
ity of life and environmental sustainability into strategies for eco-
nomic development.
In this well-illustrated volume, contributors consider the eco-
logical, infrastructural, and urban impacts of this exceptional proj-
ect at the heart of the city. For its many merits, the Cheonggyecheon
restoration was awarded the Tenth Veronica Rudge Green Prize in
Urban Design by the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
JOAN BUSQUETS i s Mar ti n Bucksbaum Professor i n
Practi ce of Urban Pl anni ng and Desi gn at the Har vard
Uni versi ty Graduate School of Desi gn.
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN GREEN PRIZE 10 |
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12 HALFTONES, 3 BLACK & WHITE ILLUS., 19 MAPS | 72 PP. |
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URBAN DESIGN
DAVI D ROCKEFELLER CENTER FOR LATI N AMERI CAN STUDI ES / HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESI GN
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Landscape Body Dwelling
CHARLES SI MONDS AT DUMBARTON OAKS
EDITED BY JOHN BEARDSLEY
In spring 2009, Dumbarton Oaks inaugurated an occasional series
of contemporary art installations intended to provide unexpected
experiences and fresh interpretations of its gardens and collections.
The first artist selected was the
American sculptor Charles
Simonds, who is well known for
clay sculptures that document the
wanderings of a fantastical civi-
lization of Little People whose
landscapes, architectures, and rit-
uals have been imagined by the
artist since the early 1970s. The
outcome was a project that
spanned the whole institution. A
wide range of his current sculp-
tures—some architectural, some figural, and some evocative of
landscape, most preexisting but one made especially for the exhi-
bition—was installed between May and October 2009 in various
spaces at Dumbarton Oaks.
Landscape Body Dwelling documents and reflects on the
installation. Essays by Ann Reynolds and Germano Celant situate it
within the broader context of Simonds’s artistic career, while essays
by John Beardsley and Joanne Pillsbury detail the often surprising
connections between the exhibited works, the garden elements,
and the permanent collections at Dumbarton Oaks. Richly illus-
trated with photographs of the installation, this volume demon-
strates how contemporary culture connects us with the past,
reinvigorating historical tropes while enlivening the institutions that
continue to speak them.
JOHN BEARDSLEY i s Di rector of Garden and Landscape
Studi es, Dumbar ton Oaks Research Li brar y and
Col l ecti on.
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Their Way of Writing
SCRI PTS, SI GNS, AND PI CTOGRAPHI ES I N
PRE-COLUMBI AN AMERI CA
EDITED BY ELIZABETH HILL BOONE AND
GARY URTON
Writing and recording are key cul-
tural activities that allow humans
to communicate across time and
space. Whereas Old World writing
evolved into the alphabetic system
that is now employed around the
world, the indigenous peoples in
the Americas autonomously devel-
oped alternative systems that con-
veyed knowledge in a tangible
medium. New World systems
range from the hieroglyphic script of the Maya, to the figural and
iconic pictographies of the Aztecs, Mixtecs, and Zapotecs in Mexico
and the Moche in Peru, to the abstract knotted khipus of the Andes.
Like Old World writing, these systems represented a cultural cate-
gory that was fundamental to the workings of their societies, one
that was heavily impregnated with cultural value.
The fifteen contributors to Their Way of Writing consider
substantive and theoretical issues concerning writing and signing
systems in the ancient Americas. They present the latest thinking
about these graphic and tactile systems of communication. Their
variety of perspectives and their advances in decipherment and
understanding constitute a major contribution not only to our
understanding of Pre-Columbian and indigenous American cultures
but also to our global understanding of writing and literacy.
ELIZABETH HILL BOONE i s Mar tha and Donal d Rober tson
Chai r i n Lati n Ameri can Ar t at Tul ane Uni versi ty. GARY
URTON i s Dumbar ton Oaks Professor of Pre-Col umbi an
Studi es at Har vard Uni versi ty.
DUMBARTON OAKS PRE-COLUMBIAN SYMPOSIA AND COLLOQUIA
OCTOBER | 8
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116 BLACK & WHITE ILLUS., 49 COLOR PHOTOS, 20 HALFTONES,
5 MAPS, 9 TABLES | 398 PP. | ISBN 978-0-88402-368-5 |
$65.00X (£48.95 UK) | ARCHAEOLOGY
D U MB A R T O N O A K S
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Twin Tollans
CHI CHÉN I TZÁ, TULA, AND THE EPI CLASSI C TO EARLY
POSTCLASSI C MESOAMERI CAN WORLD, REVI SED EDI TI ON
EDITED BY JEFF KARL KOWALSKI AND
CYNTHIA KRISTAN-GRAHAM
Chichén Itzá and Tula have long
been conceived as “twin cities”—
paired political capitals that share so
many aspects of architectural plan,
sculptural repertory, and iconograph-
ical motifs that they represent a
unique case of cultural contact and
artistic convergence in ancient
Mesoamerica. This volume (origi-
nally published in 2007) revisits long-
standing questions regarding the
relationship between Chichén Itzá
and Tula. Hailed as a “must read,” it quickly became a fundamen-
tal source for all Mesoamericanists.
Rather than approaching these cities through earlier notions
of migrations and conquests, the volume considers their roles in the
social, political, and economic relationships that emerged during
the transition from the Epiclassic to the Early Postclassic period.
The seventeen contributors utilize archaeological, art historical,
anthropological, epigraphical, and ethnohistorical methods to
demonstrate that the rise and florescence of the “twin cities” was
the result of their success in adapting to complex processes of cul-
tural change.
JEFF KARL KOWALSKI Is Professor of Ar t Hi stor y,
Mesoameri can Ar t and Archi tecture, at Nor thern I l l i noi s
Uni versi ty. CYNTHIA KRISTAN-GRAHAM i s I nstructor of
Ar t Hi stor y i n the Depar tment of Ar t, Auburn Uni versi ty.
DUMBARTON OAKS PRE-COLUMBIAN SYMPOSIA AND COLLOQUIA
OCTOBER | 8
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3 TABLES | 432 PP. |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-88402-372-2 | $50.00X (£37.95 UK) |
ARCHAEOLOGY
A Byzantine Settlement
in Cappadocia
REVI SED EDI TI ON
ROBERT G. OUSTERHOUT
Following its initial publication in 2005, A Byzantine Settlement in
Cappadocia has become a seminal work in interpreting the rich
material remains of Byzantine Cappadocia. In the first systematic
site survey from the region, at the settlement known as Çanlı Kilise
in Western Cappadocia, the careful mapping and documentation of
rock-cut and masonry architecture and its decoration led to a com-
plete reexamination of the place of Cap-
padocia within the larger framework of
Byzantine social and cultural develop-
ments. This revised edition builds upon its
predecessor with an updated preface, a
new bibliography, and a new master map
of the Çanlı Kilise site.
Based on four seasons of fieldwork,
Robert Ousterhout challenges the com-
monly accepted notion that the rock-cut
settlements of Cappadocia were primarily
monastic. He proposes instead that the set-
tlement at Çanlı Kilise was a town, replete
with mansions, hovels, barns, stables, storerooms, cisterns, dove-
cotes, wine presses, fortifications, places of refuge, churches,
chapels, cemeteries, and a few monasteries—that is, features com-
mon to most Byzantine communities. A Byzantine Settlement in
Cappadocia has led to a rethinking of such sites and to a view of
Cappadocia as an untapped resource for the study of material cul-
ture and daily life within the Byzantine Empire.
ROBERT G. OUSTERHOUT i s Professor i n the Depar tment
of the Hi stor y of Ar t and Di rector of the Center for
Anci ent Studi es at the Uni versi ty of Pennsyl vani a.
DUMBARTON OAKS STUDIES 42 |
JANUARY | 7 X 10 | 19 COLOR PHOTOS, 175 HALFTONES,
90 BLACK & WHITE ILLUS., 10 MAPS, 4 TABLES | 400 PP. |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-88402-370-8 | $50.00X (£37.95 UK) |
ARCHAEOLOGY
D U MB A R T O N O A K S
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Collecting the
Pre-Columbian Past
EDITED BY ELIZABETH HILL BOONE
The history of Pre-Columbian collecting is a social and aesthetic his-
tory—of ideas, people and organizations, and objects. This richly
illustrated volume examines these histories by considering the col-
lection and display of Pre-Columbian
objects in Europe, Latin America, and the
United States. Some of the thirteen essays
locate the collecting process within its
broader cultural setting in order to explain
how and why such collections were
formed, while others consider how col-
lections have served as documents of cul-
ture within the disciplines of archaeology
and anthropology, and as objects of fine art
or aesthetic statements within the art and
art historical worlds. Nearly all contem-
plate how such collections have been used
as active signifiers of political, economic,
and cultural power. The thirteen essays were originally presented at
a symposium commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Pre-
Columbian Collection at Dumbarton Oaks. They continue to be
groundbreaking contributions to the histories of collecting and Pre-
Columbian art.
ELIZABETH HILL BOONE i s Mar tha and Donal d Rober tson
Chai r i n Lati n Ameri can Ar t at Tul ane Uni versi ty.
DUMBARTON OAKS PRE-COLUMBIAN SYMPOSIA AND COLLOQUIA
OCTOBER | 6 X 9 | 108 HALFTONES, 2 BLACK & WHITE ILLUS. |
368 PP. |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-88402-373-9 | $40.00 (£29.95 UK) |
ARCHAEOLOGY / ART
Tombs for the Living
ANDEAN MORTUARY PRACTI CES
EDITED BY TOM D. DILLEHAY
In the Andes, a long history of
research on burial records and
burial contexts exists for the pur-
pose of reconstructing cultural
affiliation, chronology, socioeco-
nomic status, grave content, and
human body treatment. Less
attention is paid to the larger
question of how mortuary prac-
tices functioned in different cul-
tures. Tombs for the Living:
Andean Mortuary Practices
(originally released in 1995)
examines this broader issue by looking at the mortuary practices
that created a connection between the living and the dead; the role
of wealth and ancestors in cosmological schemes; the location, con-
struction, and sociopolitical implications of tombs and cemeteries;
and the art and iconography of death. By examining rich sets of
archaeological, ethnographic, and ethnohistoric data, the thirteen
essays continue to enrich our understanding of the context and
meaning of the mortuary traditions in the Andes.
TOM D. DILLEHAY i s Di sti ngui shed Professor i n the
Depar tment of Anthropol ogy at Vanderbi l t Uni versi ty.
DUMBARTON OAKS PRE-COLUMBIAN SYMPOSIA AND COLLOQUIA
OCTOBER | 6 X 9 | 45 HALFTONES, 45 BLACK & WHITE ILLUS.,
11 TABLES | 440 PP. |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-88402-374-6 | $40.00X (£29.95 UK) |
ANTHROPOLOGY
D U MB A R T O N O A K S
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RES
ANTHROPOLOGY AND AESTHETI CS, 59/60
SPRI NG/AUTUMN 2011
EDITED BY FRANCESCO PELLIZZI
RES 59/60 includes “The making of
architectural types” by Joseph Rykwert;
“Traces of the sun and Inka kinetics” by
Tom Cummins and Bruce Mannheim;
“Inka water management and display
fountains” by Carolyn Dean; “Guaman
Poma’s pictures of huacas” by Lisa
Trever; “Peruvian nature up close” by
Daniela Bleichmar; “Narrative in the
‘Battle Mural’ at Cacaxtla” by Claudia
Brittenham; “Codex Teotenantzin and
pre-Hispanic images of the Sierra de Guadalupe” by Leonardo
Lopez Lujàn and Xavier Noguez; “Under the sign of the cross in the
kingdom of Kong,” by Cécile Fromont; “Hunters, Sufis, soldiers,
and minstrels” by Cynthia Becker; “The painting of a statue of
Herakles” by Clemente Marconi; “Eucharistic morphology in the
Middle Ages” by Aden Kumler; “The history of anthropophagy in
Christianity” by Beate Fricke; “The votive scenario” by Christopher
Wood; “Notes on pseudo-script in pre-European art” by Alexander
Nagel; “Dürer’s Folds” by Christopher P. Heuer; “To conceive of in
pictures” by Anselm Haverkamp; “Primitivism, humanism, and
ambivalence” by Karen Kurczynski and Nicola Pezolet; “Struth’s
early citiscapes” by Paula Carabel; and contributions to Lectures,
Documents, and Discussions by Tanja Klemm, Esther Schomacher
and Jan Söffner; Chiara Cappelletto; Boris Groys; David Gersten;
Remo Guidieri; and Morton Feldman and Francesco Pellizzi.
FRANCESCO PELLIZZI i s Associ ate of Mi ddl e Ameri can
Ethnol ogy at the Peabody Museum of Archaeol ogy and
Ethnol ogy, Har vard Uni versi ty.
JANUARY | 6 X 9 | 200 BLACK & WHITE ILLUS. | 300 PP. |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-87365-862-1 | $60.00X (£44.95 UK) |
ANTHROPOLOGY / ART
"Mar tí n de Murúa, “I nca Urcun and the Ti red Stone”, Hi stori a del Ori gen y
Geneal ogí a Real de l os Reyes del Pi ru, de sus hechos, costumbres,
traj es, maneras de gobi erno, Fol i o 37v; ca. 1589 ca. 1613;
Pri vate Col l ecti on. Photo TBFC."
The Swarts Ruin
A TYPI CAL MI MBRES SI TE I N SOUTHWESTERN
NEW MEXI CO
H. S. AND C. B. COSGROVE
WI TH A NEW I NTRODUCTI ON BY STEVEN A. LEBLANC
This classic volume on the evocative and enigmatic pottery of the
Mimbres people has become an irreplaceable design catalogue for
contemporary Native American artists. Burt and Harriet (Hattie)
Cosgrove were self-trained archaeologists who began excavating
Mimbres materials in 1919. When their meticulous research came
to the attention of Alfred V. Kidder of the Peabody Museum, he
invited them to direct the Mimbres Valley Expedition at the Swarts
Ranch in southern New Mexico on behalf of the Peabody.
Working in the summers of 1924 to 1927, the Cosgroves
recovered nearly 10,000 artifacts at the Swarts site, including an
extraordinary assemblage of Mimbres ceramics. Like their original
1932 report, this paperbound facsimile edition includes over 700 of
Hattie Cosgrove’s beautiful line drawings of individual Mimbres
pots. It also presents a new introduction by archaeologist Steven A.
LeBlanc, who reviews the eighty years of research on the Mimbres
that have followed the Cosgroves’ groundbreaking
study. The Peabody’s reissue of The Swarts Ruin
once again makes available a rich resource
for scholars, artists, and admirers of Native
American art, and it places in historical
context the Cosgroves’ many contribu-
tions to North American archaeology.
STEVEN A. LEBLANC i s an
archaeol ogi st and Di rector of
Col l ecti ons at the Peabody
Museum of Archaeol ogy and
Ethnol ogy, Har vard Uni versi ty.
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ARCHAEOLOGY / NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
I mage: Mi mbres Cl assi c Pol ychrome
P E A B O DY MU S E U M P R E S S
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The People’s Post Office
THE HI STORY AND POLI TI CS OF THE JAPANESE POSTAL
SYSTEM, 1871–2010
PATRICIA L. MACLACHLAN
In 2001, Prime Minister Koizumi Jun’ichiro launched a crusade to
privatize Japan’s postal services. The plan was hailed as a necessary
structural reform, but many bemoaned
the loss of traditional institutions and the
conservative values they represented. Few
expected the plan to succeed, given the
staunch opposition of diverse parties, but
four years later it appeared that Koizumi
had transformed not only the post office
but also the very institutional and ideo-
logical foundations of Japanese finance
and politics. By all accounts, it was one of
the most astonishing political achieve-
ments in postwar Japanese history.
Patricia L. Maclachlan analyzes the
interplay among the institutions, interest
groups, and leaders involved in the system’s evolution from the
early Meiji period until 2010. Exploring the postal system’s remark-
able range of economic, social, and cultural functions and its insti-
tutional relationship to the Japanese state, this study shows how
the post office came to play a leading role in the country’s political
development. It also looks into the future to assess the resilience of
Koizumi’s reforms and consider the significance of lingering oppo-
sition to the privatization of one of Japan’s most enduring social and
political sanctuaries.
PATRICIA L. MACLACHLAN i s Associ ate Professor of
Government and Asi an Studi es at The Uni versi ty of Texas
at Austi n.
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OCTOBER | 6 X 9 | 13 HALFTONES, 7 TABLES | 350 PP. |
ISBN 978-0-674-06245-0 | $39.95X (£29.95 UK) | HISTORY
The Money Doctors
from Japan
FI NANCE, I MPERI ALI SM, AND THE BUI LDI NG OF THE
YEN BLOC, 1895–1937
MICHAEL SCHILTZ
Money and finance have been
among the most potent tools of
colonial power. This study inves-
tigates the Japanese experiment
with financial imperialism—or
“yen diplomacy”—at several key
moments between the acquisi-
tion of Taiwan in 1895 and the
outbreak of the Sino-Japanese
War in 1937. Through authori-
tarian monetary reforms and
lending schemes, government
officials and financial middlemen
served as “money doctors” who steered capital and expertise to
Japanese official and semi-official colonies in Taiwan, Korea, China,
and Manchuria.
Michael Schiltz points to the paradox of acute capital short-
ages within Japan’s domestic economy and aggressive capital
exports to its colonial possessions as the inevitable but ultimately
disastrous outcome of the Japanese government’s goal to exercise
macroeconomic control over greater East Asia and establish a self-
sufficient “yen bloc.” Through their efforts to implement their poli-
cies and contribute to the expansion of the Japanese empire, the
“money doctors” brought to the colonies a series of banking insti-
tutions and a corollary capitalist ethos, which would all have a for-
midable impact on the development of the receiving countries.
MICHAEL SCHILTZ i s a postdoctoral researcher i n the
Depar tment of Japanese Studi es at the Kathol i eke
Uni versi tei t Leuven.
HARVARD EAST ASIAN MONOGRAPHS 339 |
JANUARY | 6 X 9 | 12 HALFTONES, 1 MAP, 18 TABLES | 300 PP. |
ISBN 978-0-674-06249-8 | $39.95X (£29.95 UK) | HISTORY
H A R VA R D U N I V E R S I T Y A S I A C E N T E R
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Brokers of Empire
JAPANESE SETTLER COLONI ALI SM I N KOREA, 1876–1945
JUN UCHIDA
Between 1876 and 1945, thousands of
Japanese civilians—merchants, traders,
prostitutes, journalists, teachers, and
adventurers—left their homeland for a
new life on the Korean peninsula.
Although most migrants were guided pri-
marily by personal profit and only sec-
ondarily by national interest, their
mundane lives and the state’s ambitions
were inextricably entwined in the rise of
imperial Japan. Despite having formed
one of the largest colonial communities in
the twentieth century, these settlers and
their empire-building activities have all but vanished from the pub-
lic memory of Japan’s presence in Korea.
Drawing on previously unused materials in multi-language
archives, Jun Uchida looks behind the official organs of state and
military control to focus on the obscured history of these settlers,
especially the first generation of “pioneers” between the 1910s and
1930s who actively mediated the colonial management of Korea as
its grassroots movers and shakers. By uncovering the downplayed
but dynamic role played by settler leaders who operated among
multiple parties—between the settler community and the Govern-
ment-General, between Japanese colonizer and Korean colonized,
between colony and metropole—this study examines how these
“brokers of empire” advanced their commercial and political inter-
ests while contributing to the expansionist project of imperial Japan.
JUN UCHIDA i s Assi stant Professor of Hi stor y at Stanford
Uni versi ty.
HARVARD EAST ASIAN MONOGRAPHS 337 |
OCTOBER | 6 X 9 | 12 HALFTONES, 4 MAPS, 6 TABLES | 350 PP. |
ISBN 978-0-674-06253-5 | $39.95X (£29.95 UK) | HISTORY
Reading North Korea
AN ETHNOLOGI CAL I NQUI RY
SONIA RYANG
Often depicted as one of the world’s most strictly isolationist and
relentlessly authoritarian regimes, North Korea has remained terra
incognita to foreign researchers as a site for anthropological field-
work. Given the difficulty of gaining access to the country and its
people, is it possible to examine the cultural logic and social dynam-
ics of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea?
In this innovative book, Sonia Ryang casts new light onto
the study of North Korean culture and
society by reading literary texts as sources
of ethnographic data. Analyzing and inter-
preting the rituals and language embodied
in a range of literary works published in
the 1970s and 1980s, Ryang focuses crit-
ical attention on three central themes—
love, war, and self—that reflect the nearly
complete overlap of the personal, social,
and political realms in North Korean soci-
ety. The ideology embedded in these pro-
pagandistic works laid the cultural
foundation for the nation as a “perpetual
ritual state,” where social structures and
personal relations are suspended in tribute to Kim Il Sung, the polit-
ical and spiritual leader who died in 1994 but lives eternally in the
hearts of his people and still weaves the social fabric of present-day
North Korea.
SONIA RYANG i s Professor of Anthropol ogy and
I nternati onal Studi es and Stanl ey Fami l y and Korea
Foundati on Chai r of Korean Studi es at the Uni versi ty of
I owa.
HARVARD EAST ASIAN MONOGRAPHS 341 |
JANUARY | 6 X 9 | 4 BLACK & WHITE ILLUS. | 250 PP. |
ISBN 978-0-674-06247-4 | $39.95X (£29.95 UK) | ASIAN STUDIES
H A R VA R D U N I V E R S I T Y A S I A C E N T E R
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Toward a History
Beyond Borders
CONTENTI OUS I SSUES I N SI NO-JAPANESE RELATI ONS
EDITED BY DAQING YANG, JIE LIU,
HIROSHI MITANI, AND ANDREW GORDON
This volume brings to English-language read-
ers the results of an important long-term
project of historians from China and Japan
addressing contentious issues in their shared
modern histories. Originally published
simultaneously in Chinese and Japanese in
2006, the thirteen essays in this collection
focus renewed attention on a set of political
and historiographical controversies that have
steered and stymied Sino-Japanese relations
from the mid-nineteenth century through
World War II to the present.
These in-depth contributions explore
a range of themes, from prewar diplomatic
relations and conflicts, to wartime collabo-
ration and atrocity, to postwar commemorations and textbook
debates—all while grappling with the core issue of how history has
been researched, written, taught, and understood in both countries.
In the context of a wider trend toward cross-national dialogues over
historical issues, this volume can be read as both a progress report
and a case study of the effort to overcome contentious problems of
history in East Asia.
DAQING YANG i s Associ ate Professor of Hi stor y and
I nternati onal Affai rs at George Washi ngton Uni versi ty. JIE
LIU i s Professor of Hi stor y at Waseda Uni versi ty. HIROSHI
MITANI i s Professor of Hi stor y at the Uni versi ty of Tokyo.
ANDREW GORDON i s Lee and Jul i et Fol ger Fund
Professor of Hi stor y at Har vard Uni versi ty.
HARVARD EAST ASIAN MONOGRAPHS 340 | JANUARY | 6 X 9 |
2 BLACK & WHITE ILLUS., 16 TABLES | 450 PP. |
ISBN 978-0-674-06256-6 | $49.95X (£36.95 UK) | HISTORY
Ten Thousand Scrolls
READI NG AND WRI TI NG I N THE POETI CS OF HUANG
TI NGJI AN AND THE LATE NORTHERN SONG
YUGEN WANG
The Northern Song (960–1126)
was one of the most transforma-
tive periods in Chinese literary
history, characterized by the
emergence of printing and an
ensuing proliferation of books.
The poet Huang Tingjian (1045–
1105), writing at the height of
this period, both defined and
was defined by these changes.
The first focused study on the
cultural consequences of print-
ing in Northern Song China, this
book examines how the nascent print culture shaped the poetic the-
ory and practice of Huang Tingjian and the Jiangxi School of Poetry
he founded.
Author Yugen Wang argues that at the core of Huang and
the Jiangxi School’s search for poetic methods was their desire to
find a new way of reading and writing that could effectively address
the changed literary landscape of the eleventh century. Wang chron-
icles the historical and cultural negotiation Huang and his colleagues
were conducting as they responded to the new book culture, and
opens new ground for investigating the literary interpretive and
hermeneutical effects of printing. This book should be of interest
not only to scholars and readers of classical Chinese poetry but also
to anyone concerned with how the material interacts with the intel-
lectual and how technology has influenced our conception and prac-
tice of reading and writing throughout history.
YUGEN WANG i s Assi stant Professor of Chi nese Li terature
at the Uni versi ty of Oregon.
HARVARD-YENCHING INSTITUTE MONOGRAPH SERIES 76 |
OCTOBER | 6 X 9 | 300 PP. |
ISBN 978-0-674-06255-9 | $39.95X (£29.95 UK) | LITERATURE
H A R VA R D U N I V E R S I T Y A S I A C E N T E R
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A Northern Alternative
XUE XUAN (1389–1464) AND THE HEDONG SCHOOL
KHEE HEONG KOH
Conventional portraits of Neo-Con-
fucianism in China are built on
studies of scholars active in the
south, yet Xue Xuan (1389 –1464),
the first Ming Neo-Confucian to be
enshrined in the Temple to Confu-
cius, was a northerner. Why has
Xue been so overlooked in the his-
tory of Neo-Confucianism? In this
first systematic study in English of
the highly influential thinker, author
Khee Heong Koh seeks to redress
Xue’s marginalization while show-
ing how a study interested mainly
in “ideas” can integrate social and intellectual history to offer a
broader picture of history.
Significant in its attention to Xue as well as its approach, the
book situates the ideas of Xue and his Hedong School in compara-
tive perspective. Koh first provides in-depth analysis of Xue’s phi-
losophy, as well as his ideas on kinship organizations, educational
institutions, and intellectual networks, and then places them in the
context of Xue’s life and the actual practices of his descendants and
students. Through this new approach to intellectual history, Koh
demonstrates the complexity of the Neo-Confucian tradition and
gives voice to a group of northern scholars who identified them-
selves as Neo-Confucians but had a vision that was distinctly dif-
ferent from their southern counterparts.
KHEE HEONG KOH i s Assi stant Professor i n the
Depar tment of Chi nese Studi es at the Nati onal Uni versi ty
of Si ngapore.
HARVARD-YENCHING INSTITUTE MONOGRAPH SERIES 77 |
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ISBN 978-0-674-06244-3 | $39.95X (£29.95 UK) | HISTORY
Visionary Journeys
TRAVEL WRI TI NGS FROM EARLY MEDI EVAL AND
NI NETEENTH-CENTURY CHI NA
XIAOFEI TIAN
This book explores the parallel and yet profoundly different ways of
seeing the outside world and engaging with the foreign at two
important moments of dislocation in Chinese history, namely, the
early medieval period commonly known as the Northern and South-
ern Dynasties (317–589 CE), and the nineteenth century. Xiaofei
Tian juxtaposes literary, historical, and religious materials from these
two periods in comparative study, bring-
ing them together in their unprecedent-
edly large-scale interactions, and their
intense fascination, with foreign cultures.
By examining various cultural
forms of representation from the two peri-
ods, Tian attempts to sort out modes of
seeing the world that inform these writ-
ings. These modes, Tian argues, were
established in early medieval times and
resurfaced, in permutations and meta-
morphoses, in nineteenth-century writings
on encountering the Other. This book is
for readers who are interested not only in
early medieval or nineteenth-century China but also in issues of rep-
resentation, travel, visualization, and modernity.
XIAOFEI TIAN i s Professor of Chi nese Li terature i n the
Depar tment of East Asi an Languages and Ci vi l i zati ons at
Har vard Uni versi ty.
HARVARD-YENCHING INSTITUTE MONOGRAPH SERIES 78 |
JANUARY | 6 X 9 | 350 PP. |
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LITERATURE / TRAVEL
H A R VA R D U N I V E R S I T Y A S I A C E N T E R
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The Poetics of Iblīs
NARRATI VE THEOLOGY I N THE QUR’AN
WHITNEY S. BODMAN
Iblis, the character in the Qur’an who refuses God’s com-
mand to bow to Adam and is punished by eviction from
heaven, is commonly depicted as a fiendish character no dif-
ferent from Satan. However, some
Sufi stories describe Iblis as the ulti-
mate monotheist, a lover of God,
but tragically rejected. This volume
seeks the origins of this alternative
Iblis within the Qur’an itself, by
looking at each of the seven
Qur’anic versions of the Iblis story
as a unique rendering of the basic narra-
tive. Whitney Bodman finds that the likely
earliest version of the Iblis story presents
him as a tragic figure, an elder sibling of
Adam unjustly displaced from God’s favor.
Subsequent renderings present an Iblis
more hostile to humanity, and in the last two abbreviated versions
Iblis becomes an incidental figure in the extended story of Adam.
In modern Arab literature the character of Iblis is deployed
to reveal tragic dimensions of modern life. Although it is often said
that there is no place for tragedy in Islam, Bodman’s careful exam-
ination of the Iblis story shows that the tragic exists even in the
Qur’an and forms part of the vision of medieval Sufi mystics and
modern social critics alike.
WHITNEY S. BODMAN i s Associ ate Professor of
Comparati ve Rel i gi on at Austi n Presbyteri an Theol ogi cal
Semi nar y.
HARVARD THEOLOGICAL STUDIES 62 |
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RELIGION
Poltava 1709
THE BATTLE AND THE MYTH
EDITED BY SERHII PLOKHY
The Battle of Poltava
has long been recog-
nized as a crucial event
in the geopolitical his-
tory of Europe and a
decisive point in the
Great Northern War
between Sweden and
the Russian Empire.
The Russian victory at
Poltava contributed to
the decline of Sweden as a Great Power and was a major setback to
Ukrainian independence. Hetman Ivan Mazepa, who joined forces
with the Swedish king Charles XII against Tsar Peter I, remains a
controversial figure even today.
In 2009, the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute gathered
scholars from around the globe and from many fields of study—
history, military affairs, philology, linguistics, literature, art history,
music—to mark the 300th anniversary of the battle. This book is a
collection of their papers on such topics as the international, Russ-
ian, and Ukrainian contexts of the battle; Mazepa in European cul-
ture; the language and literature of the period; art and architecture;
history and memory; and fact, fiction, and the literary imagination.
Mazepa himself is the focus of many of the articles—a hero to
Ukrainians but a treacherous figure to Russians. This book provides
a fresh look at this watershed event and sheds new light on the lega-
cies of the battle’s major players.
SERHII PLOKHY i s Mykhai l o Hrushevsky Professor of
Ukrai ni an Hi stor y at Har vard Uni versi ty.
HARVARD PAPERS IN UKRAINIAN STUDIES | JANUARY | 6 X 9 |
80 HALFTONES | 480 PP. |
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H A R VA R D D I V I N I T Y S C H O O L / U K R A I N I A N R E S E A R C H I N S T I T U T E
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JAYA
PERFORMANCE I N EPI C MAHĀBHĀRATA
KEVIN MCGRATH
JAYA is a study of how the four poets
of the Indian epic Mahabharata fuse
their separate performances of the
poem into a single and seamless
work of art. The book examines in
detail the different mnemonic forms
engaged by this verbal activity focus-
ing primarily on the distinction
between what is seen and what is
heard, as the poets stage and dram-
atize the four dimensions of their
heroic song within one timely occa-
sion. The
subtle poetics of preliteracy and literacy
which are compounded in one perform-
ance are demonstrated and made distinct
in both a literary and a conceptual light.
JAYA will be of interest to those who work
in Sanskrit and Indian studies, the classics,
oral traditions, comparative literature, and
the traditions of archaic poetry.
KEVIN MCGRATH i s Associ ate of
the Depar tment of I ndi an and
Sanskri t Studi es at Har vard
Uni versi ty.
HELLENIC STUDIES - ILEX SERIES 6 |
SEPTEMBER | 6 X 9 | 112 PP. |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06246-7 | $14.95X (£11.95 UK) |
LITERATURE / RELIGION
The History of Beyhaqi
THE HI STORY OF SULTAN MAS‘ UD OF GHAZNA, 1030–1041
VOLUME I . I NTRODUCTI ON AND TRANSLATI ON OF YEARS
421–423 A. H. (1030–1032 A. D. ); VOLUME I I . TRANSLATI ON OF YEARS
424–432 A. H. (1032–1041 A. D. ) AND THE HI STORY OF KHWARAZM;
VOLUME I I I . COMMENTARY, BI BLI OGRAPHY, I NDEX
ABU’L-FAŻL BEYHAQI
TRANSLATED WI TH A HI STORI CAL , GEOGRAPHI CAL ,
LI NGUI STI C, AND CULTURAL COMMENTARY BY
C. E. BOSWORTH; FULLY REVI SED AND WI TH
FURTHER COMMENTARY BY MOHSEN ASHTI ANY
Abu’l-Fazl Beyhaqi, a secretary at the court of a number of Ghaz-
navid rulers in eastern Iran and Afghanistan in the early Middle
Ages, is a most perceptive, as well as intriguing, commentator
on the history of the Islamic Near East. The surviving vol-
umes of his massive project, dealing in depth with
the years 1030–1041, combine astute criticism
and wry humor with an unobtrusive display of
mastery of the learned literature of the time,
both in Arabic and Persian. Through a skillful
manipulation of different styles, and timely intro-
duction of the authorial voice as a framing device
to bring a sense of heightened drama, the histo-
rian comments on mankind’s individual frailties
and the many lost opportunities that hasten a mighty
dynasty’s decline. Although there are already a num-
ber of articles and monographs in English and other West-
ern languages on aspects of his style and historical approach,
this is the first complete translation of the extant volumes.
C. E. BOSWORTH i s former Professor of Arabi c at the
Uni versi ty of Manchester. MOHSEN ASHTIANY i s a
research schol ar at Col umbi a Uni versi ty.
HELLENIC STUDIES - ILEX SERIES 5 | SEPTEMBER | 6 X 9 | HISTORY
VOLUME I: CLOTH: ISBN 9780674062337 / $39.95X £29.95 UK |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06234-4 / $29.95X (£22.95 UK) | 544 PP.
VOLUME II: CLOTH: ISBN 9780674062351 / $39.95X £29.95 UK |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06236-8 / $29.95X (£22.95 UK) | 404 PP.
VOLUME III: CLOTH: ISBN 9780674062382 / $39.95X £29.95 UK |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06239-9 / $29.95X (£22.95 UK) | 476 PP.
H A R VA R D C E N T E R F O R H E L L E N I C S T U D I E S
Proceedings of the
Harvard Celtic
Colloquium, 30: 2010
EDITED BY ERIN BOON, MARGARET HARRISON,
A. JOSEPH MCMULLEN, AND
NATASHA SUMNER
Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium
has in its purview all aspects of culture, lan-
guage, and history of the Celtic peoples,
from ancient to modern times. This vol-
ume of PHCC contains articles on
medieval Irish, Welsh, and Breton lit-
erature; post-1800 to modern poetry
in Irish, Welsh, and Scottish Gaelic;
the Irish Revival Movement; and
modern Irish and Welsh linguistics.
The volume also features the 2010
Kelleher lecture by Dr. M. Katharine
Simms on the social expression of the literary
model of the barefoot king in late
medieval Ireland.
ERIN BOON, MARGARET HARRISON,
A. JOSEPH MCMULLEN, and NATASHA
SUMNER are graduate students i n the
Depar tment of Cel ti c Languages and
Li teratures at Har vard Uni versi ty.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE HARVARD CELTIC
COLLOQUIUM 30 |
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Health Professionals for a
New Century
TRANSFORMI NG EDUCATI ON TO STRENGTHEN HEALTH
SYSTEMS I N AN I NTERDEPENDENT WORLD
JULIO FRENK, LINCOLN C. CHEN, ET AL.
One hundred years ago a series of
seminal documents, starting with the
Flexner Report of 1910, sparked an
enormous burst of energy to harness
the power of science to transform
higher education in health. Profes-
sional education, however, has not
been able to keep pace with the chal-
lenges of the twenty-first century. A
new generation of reforms is needed
to meet the demands of health sys-
tems in an interdependent world.
The report of the Commission
on the Education of Health Professionals for the 21st Century, a
global independent initiative consisting of twenty leaders from
diverse disciplinary backgrounds and institutional affiliations, artic-
ulates a fresh vision and recommends renewed actions. Building on
a rich legacy of educational reforms during the past century, the
Commission’s findings and recommendations adopt a global and
multi-professional perspective using a systems approach to analyze
education and health, with a focus on institutional and instructional
reforms.
JULIO FRENK, M. D. , M. P. H. , Ph. D. , i s Dean of Facul ty,
Har vard School of Publ i c Heal th, and T & G Angel opoul os
Professor of Publ i c Heal th and I nternati onal
Devel opment, Har vard School of Publ i c Heal th and
Har vard Kennedy School. LINCOLN C. CHEN, M. D. , M. P. H. ,
i s Presi dent of the Chi na Medi cal Board.
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DEPARTMENT OF CELTI C LANGUAGES & LI TERATURES / HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLI C HEALTH
The Thirty Years War
EUROPE’S TRAGEDY
PETER H. WILSON
HAn Independent Best History Book of the Year
HA Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year
HRunner-up, The Atlantic Best Books of the Year
HSociety for Military History Distinguished Book Award
A deadly continental struggle, the Thirty Years War devastated seventeenth-century Europe,
killing nearly a quarter of all Germans and laying waste to towns and countryside alike. Peter
Wilson offers the first new history in a generation of a horrifying conflict that transformed the
map of the modern world.
“AMONG CONTINENTAL EUROPEANS, THE THIRTY YEARS WAR IS ETCHED IN MEMORY…A
DEFINITIVE ACCOUNT HAS BEEN NEEDED, AND NOW PETER WILSON, ONE OF BRITAIN’S LEADING
HISTORIANS OF GERMANY, HAS PROVIDED IT. THE THIRTY YEARS WAR: EUROPE’S TRAGEDY IS A
HISTORY OF PRODIGIOUS ERUDITION THAT MANAGES TO CORRAL THE BYZANTINE COMPLEXITY OF
THE THIRTY YEARS WAR INTO A COHERENT NARRATIVE.”
—JEFFREY COLLINS, WALL STREET JOURNAL
“[IT] SUCCEEDS BRILLIANTLY. IT IS HUGE BOTH IN ITS SCENE-SETTING AND ITS UNFOLDING
NARRATIVE DETAIL…IT IS TO WILSON’S CREDIT THAT HE CAN BOTH OFFER THE READER A
DETAILED ACCOUNT OF THIS TERRIBLE AND COMPLICATED WAR AND STEP BACK TO GIVE DUE
SUMMARIES. HIS SCHOLARSHIP SEEMS TO ME REMARKABLE, HIS PROSE LIGHT AND LOVELY, HIS
JUDGMENTS FAIR. THIS IS A HEAVYWEIGHT BOOK, NO DOUBT. SOMETIMES, THOUGH, THE VERY
BEST OF THEM HAVE TO BE.”
—PAUL KENNEDY, SUNDAY TIMES
PETER H. WI LSON i s G. F. Gr ant Prof essor of Hi st or y at t he Uni ver si t y
of Hul l .
BELKNAP PRESS |
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PA P E R B A C K S
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The Grand Strategy of the
Byzantine Empire
EDWARD N. LUTTWAK
In this book, the distinguished writer Edward Luttwak presents the
grand strategy of the eastern Roman empire we know as Byzantine,
which lasted more than twice as long as the more familiar western
Roman empire, eight hundred years by
the shortest definition.
“LUTTWAK TELLS HIS STORY
WELL. HE IS ESPECIALLY
GOOD ON FINE DETAIL.
WHETHER DESCRIBING THE
LETHAL ‘COMPOSITE REFLEX
BOW’ USED BY HUN ARCHERS
OR THE COMPLEX BUT
SURPRISINGLY EFFICIENT
BYZANTINE TAX SYSTEM, HE IS
BOTH VIVID AND EXACT.”
—ERIC ORMSBY,
WALL STREET JOURNAL
“NOTHING LUTTWAK WRITES IS UNINTERESTING…IT IS
RARE AND REFRESHING TO FIND SUCH DEEP RESEARCH ON A GREAT
EMPIRE OF THE PAST DEPLOYED SO ELOQUENTLY FOR THE GUIDANCE
OF THE BELEAGUERED GOVERNMENTS OF THE PRESENT.”
—GLEN BOWERSOCK, LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS
EDWARD N. LUT T WAK i s a Seni or Associ at e at t he
Cent er f or St r at egi c and I nt er nat i onal St udi es.
BELKNAP PRESS |
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06207-8 | $22.95 (£16.95 UK) |
EISBN: 978-0-674-05420-2 | HISTORY
The Evolution of
Childhood
RELATI ONSHI PS, EMOTI ON, MI ND
MELVIN KONNER
HAn Atlantic Book of the Year
HA Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year
HAn Amazon.com Editors’ Pick for Best Books of the
Year in Science
Looking at the entire range of human evolu-
tionary history, Melvin Konner tells the com-
pelling and complex story of how cross-cultural
and universal characteristics of our growth
from infancy to adolescence became rooted in
genetically inherited characteristics of the
human brain.
“THIS MONUMENTAL BOOK…BREATHTAKINGLY
INCLUSIVE AND PAINSTAKINGLY PARTICULAR—
EXHAUSTIVELY EXPLORES THE BIOLOGICAL
EVOLUTION OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND
SPECIFICALLY THE BEHAVIOR OF CHILDREN.”
—BENJAMIN SCHWARZ, THE ATLANTIC
“THE EVOLUTION OF CHILDHOOD IS ONE OF THE MOST
REMARKABLE BOOKS I HAVE READ…KONNER RE-ENCHANTS
CHILD’S PLAY, FOR INSTANCE, BY EXPLAINING ITS MOLECULAR AND
EVOLUTIONARY BACKSTORY. THAT HE IS ABLE TO DO THIS IN A
LIVELY, ACCESSIBLE MANNER IS NO MEAN FEAT. ALONG THE WAY, HE
MAKES A COMPELLING CASE FOR HOW HUMANS CAME TO ACQUIRE
COMPLEX CULTURE.”
—MICHELE PRIDMORE-BROWN, TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
MELVI N KONNER i s Samuel Candl er Dobbs
Prof essor i n t he Depar t ment of Ant hropol ogy and
t he Progr am i n Neurosci ence and Behavi or al
Bi ol ogy at Emor y Uni ver si t y.
BELKNAP PRESS |
CLOTH: MAY 2010 / ISBN 9780674045668 |
NOVEMBER | 6
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06201-6 | $22.50 (£16.95 UK) |
EISBN: 978-0-674-05657-2 | PSYCHOLOGY
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The Art of the Sonnet
STEPHEN BURT AND DAVID MIKICS
HA First Things Notable Book of the Year
Few poetic forms have found more
uses than the sonnet in English, and
none is now more recognizable. The
Art of the Sonnet collects one hun-
dred exemplary sonnets of the Eng-
lish language (and a few sonnets in
translation), representing highlights
in the history of the sonnet, accom-
panied by short commentaries on
each of the poems. The commen-
taries by Stephen Burt and David
Mikics offer new perspectives and
insights, and, taken together, demon-
strate the enduring as well as changing nature of the sonnet.
“NEWCOMERS TO POETRY AND LONGTIME READERS ALIKE WILL FIND
THIS A RICH AND REWARDING VOLUME.”
—LAUREN WINNER, BOOKS & CULTURE
“BURT AND MIKICS HAVE WRITTEN AN ILLUMINATING TEXT THAT
PROMISES MANY HOURS OF READING PLEASURE AND GREATER
UNDERSTANDING OF THIS POETIC FORM.”
—SUSAN L. PETERS, LIBRARY JOURNAL
“BURT AND MIKICS WRITE TWO OR THREE PAGES ABOUT EACH OF
[THE] POEMS, AND MOSTLY THESE ARE CLEAR AND PATIENT GUIDES
TO RHYTHM AND FORM, ALLUSIONS, THEIR RELATIONS TO THE LIVES
OF THEIR AUTHORS…THEY SAY JUST THE RIGHT THING TO MAKE
THEIR READERS TURN BACK TO THE POEMS.”
—COLIN BURROW, LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS
STEPHEN BURT i s Associ at e Prof essor of Engl i sh
at Har vard Uni ver si t y. DAVI D MI KI CS i s Prof essor
of Engl i sh at t he Uni ver si t y of Houst on.
BELKNAP PRESS |
CLOTH: APRIL 2010 / ISBN 9780674048140 |
OCTOBER | 6
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06180-4 | $19.95 (£14.95 UK) | POETRY
Duel at Dawn
HEROES, MARTYRS, AND THE RI SE OF
MODERN MATHEMATI CS
AMIR ALEXANDER
In this strikingly original book that takes us from Paris to St. Peters-
burg, Norway to Transylvania, Amir Alexander introduces us to
national heroes and outcasts, innocents, swindlers, and martyrs—
all uncommonly gifted creators of modern mathematics.
“THROUGH THE LIFE STORIES OF THREE OF THE PERIOD’S MOST
CONTROVERSIAL FIGURES, ÉVARISTE
GALOIS, NIELS HENRIK ABEL AND JANOS
BOLYAI , ALEXANDER REVEALS HOW THEIR
TRANSGRESSIVE WORK CHANGED
MATHEMATICS AND LED TO THEIR
LIONIZATION AS ROMANTIC HEROES.”
—MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY,
FORBES ONLINE
“ALEXANDER SEES GALOIS’S DEATH AS A
TURNING POINT IN THE HISTORY OF
MODERN MATHEMATICS, A POINT AT
WHICH MATH BECAME LESS A STUDY OF
NATURE THAN A PURELY ABSTRACT REALM
OF ITS OWN, UNCONTAMINATED BY THE
EXTERNAL WORLD. HE SKILLFULLY TELLS
THE STORY OF THIS CHANGE, WEAVING IT AROUND THE OFTEN
TRAGIC LIVES OF THE MATHEMATICIANS MOST RESPONSIBLE FOR THE
CHANGE…[A] MARVELOUS HISTORY.”
—MARTIN GARDNER, NEW CRITERION
“THIS IS A FASCINATING AND PROVOCATIVE BOOK.”
—TONY MANN, TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION
AMI R ALEXANDER i s a hi st or i an and wr i t er i n
Los Angel es.
NEW HISTORIES OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND MEDICINE |
CLOTH: APRIL 2010 / ISBN 9780674046610 |
OCTOBER | 6
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⁄4 | 10 HALFTONES, 14 LINE ILLUS. | 320 PP. |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06174-3 | $18.95 (£14.95 UK) |
EISBN: 978-0-674-05613-8 | SCIENCE
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The Nesting Season
CUCKOOS, CUCKOLDS, AND THE
I NVENTI ON OF MONOGAMY
BERND HEINRICH
One of the world’s great naturalists and nature writers, Bernd
Heinrich shows us how the sensual beauty of birds can open
our eyes to a hidden evolutionary
process.
“PERHAPS THE BEST NATURAL
HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR!
HEINRICH ILLUMINATES ONE OF THE
HOTTEST TOPICS IN CONTEMPORARY
BIOLOGY IN A VERY ACCESSIBLE WAY.
A GREAT READ.”
—WAYNE MONES,
AUDUBON MAGAZINE BLOG
“LOVE, HEINRICH WRITES, IS AN
ADAPTIVE FEELING THAT MANY ANIMALS
SHARE, ONE THAT CAUSES THEM TO ACT
IRRATIONALLY FOR THE SAKE OF REPRODUCTION. HE SUGGESTS
MONOGAMY AMONG BIRDS EVOLVED IN A SIMILAR WAY, AS A
SEXUAL STRATEGY FOR REARING YOUNG IN DEMANDING
ENVIRONMENTS. DRAWING HEAVILY ON PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS
AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, HEINRICH…SHEDS LIGHT ON A WIDE
ARRAY OF SUBJECTS, FROM THE PREVALENCE OF LESBIAN
ALBATROSS IN HAWAII TO THE PECULIAR DYNAMICS OF BIRD SEX.”
—JED LIPINSKI, SALON
BERND HEI NRI CH i s Prof essor Emer i t us of Bi ol ogy
at t he Uni ver si t y of Ver mont . He has wr i t t en
sever al memoi r s of hi s l i f e i n sci ence and nat ure.
Bumbl ebee Economi cs ( HUP) was t wi ce a nomi nee
f or t he Amer i can Book Award i n Sci ence.
BELKNAP PRESS |
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OCTOBER | 6
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06193-4 | $17.95 (£13.95 UK) |
EISBN: 978-0-674-05649-7 | NATURE
Myths about Suicide
THOMAS JOINER
Around the world, more than a million
people die by suicide each year. Yet
many of us know very little about a
tragedy that may strike our own loved
ones—and much of what we think we
know is wrong. This clear and powerful
book dismantles myth after myth to
bring compassionate and accurate
understanding of a massive interna-
tional killer.
“MYTHS ABOUT SUICIDE SEEKS TO
DEBUNK THE MYRIAD WAYS THAT
SUICIDE IS STIGMATIZED BY IGNORANCE,
DISGUST, CONTEMPT, AND CALLOUSNESS.”
—PETER MONAGHAN, CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
“IN THIS VERY READABLE BOOK, JOINER’S WIDE RANGING
KNOWLEDGE OF THE SUBJECT LEADS TO DEEPLY PENETRATING
THOUGHTS ON THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SUICIDE. HE ATTACKS MYTHS
FROM MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES, DRAWING ON MATERIALS FROM
BIBLICAL TIMES TO THE PRESENT, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH STUDIES
AND CLINICAL CASE STUDIES, ANIMAL STUDIES, LITERATURE,
POPULAR CULTURE, AND FILM. THE BOOK ALSO ADVANCES
JOINER’S OWN THEORY OF SUICIDE: PEOPLE WHO KILL THEMSELVES
FEEL THAT THEY ARE A BURDEN TO THEIR SOCIALLY SIGNIFICANT
OTHERS AND FEEL ALIENATED FROM SOCIETY.”
—W. FEIGELMAN, CHOICE
THOMAS J OI NER i s Di st i ngui shed Research
Prof essor and Br i ght - Bur t on Prof essor of
Psychol ogy at Fl or i da St at e Uni ver si t y and t he
aut hor of Why Peopl e Di e by Sui ci de ( HUP) .
CLOTH: APRIL 2010 / ISBN 9780674048225 |
NOVEMBER | 6
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06198-9 | $17.95 (£13.95 UK) |
EISBN: 978-0-674-05655-8 | PSYCHOLOGY
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Brain Storm
THE FLAWS I N THE SCI ENCE OF SEX DI FFERENCES
REBECCA M. JORDAN-YOUNG
Female and male brains are differ-
ent, thanks to hormones coursing
through the brain before birth.
That’s taught as fact in psychology
textbooks, academic journals, and
bestselling books. And these dif-
ferences explain everything from
sexual orientation to gender iden-
tity, to why there aren’t more
women physicists or more stay-at-
home dads. In this compelling
book, Rebecca Jordan-Young takes
on the evidence that sex differ-
ences are hardwired into the brain.
“WHAT JORDAN-YOUNG’S ANALYSIS UNCOVERED IS BY TURNS
FASCINATING AND APPALLING…THIS BOOK IS NOT ONLY A TONIC,
IT’S ALSO FULL OF SCIENTIFIC INSIGHTS PRESENTED IN PLAIN,
INTELLIGENT PROSE—AN ABSORBING READ, IF YOU’VE EVER
WONDERED WHAT WAS GOING ON IN THE SECRET PARTS OF
YOUR ATTIC.”
—SARA LIPPINCOTT, LOS ANGELES TIMES
“[A] DEVASTATINGLY SMART AND DEFINITIVE CRITIQUE…JORDAN-
YOUNG HAS DONE AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF WORK TO UNTANGLE
THE GENDER CLAIMS. WE OUGHT TO READ HER, CITE HER, THANK
HER. AND THEN, LET’S MOVE ON.”
—AMANDA SCHAFFER, SLATE
REBECCA M. J ORDAN- YOUNG i s a soci omedi cal
sci ent i st and an Assi st ant Prof essor of Women’s
St udi es at Bar nard Col l ege, Col umbi a Uni ver si t y.
CLOTH: SEPTEMBER 2010 / ISBN 9780674057302 |
OCTOBER | 6
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06351-8 | $19.95 (£14.95 UK) |
EISBN: 978-0-674-05879-8 | PSYCHOLOGY
The Shock of the Global
THE 1970S I N PERSPECTI VE
EDITED BY NIALL FERGUSON, CHARLES S.
MAIER, EREZ MANELA, AND DANIEL J. SARGENT
The Shock of the Global examines the structural upheaval of the
1970s by transcending the standard frameworks of national borders
and superpower relations. It reveals for the first time an interna-
tional system in the throes of enduring transformations.
“ [A] MASTERFUL BOOK.”
—MICHAEL CASE, IRISH TIMES
“A SERIOUS AND IMPRESSIVE IN-DEPTH
STUDY OF AN UNJUSTLY NEGLECTED
DECADE.”
—BILL PERRETT, THE AGE
“A GRAB-BAG OF LIVELY ACADEMIC
ESSAYS THAT COVERS EVERYTHING FROM
THE PROLIFERATION OF GLOBAL NON-
GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS TO THE
WORLDWIDE WOMEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT
TO SMALLPOX ERADICATION.”
—CHRISTIAN CARYL,
FOREIGN POLICY
NI ALL FERGUSON i s t he Laurence A. Ti sch
Prof essor of Hi st or y at Har vard Uni ver si t y, and
Wi l l i am Zi egl er Prof essor at Har vard Busi ness
School . CHARLES S. MAI ER i s t he Leveret t
Sal t onst al l Prof essor of Hi st or y at Har vard
Uni ver si t y. EREZ MANELA i s Prof essor of Hi st or y,
Har vard Uni ver si t y. DANI EL J . SARGENT i s
Assi st ant Prof essor of Hi st or y at t he Uni ver si t y of
Cal i f or ni a, Ber kel ey.
BELKNAP PRESS |
CLOTH: MARCH 2010 / ISBN 9780674049048 |
OCTOBER | 6
1
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⁄4 | 4 GRAPHS, 9 TABLES | 448 PP. |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06186-6 | $22.50 (£16.95 UK) |
EISBN: 978-0-674-05631-2 | HISTORY
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We Ain’t What We
Ought To Be
THE BLACK FREEDOM STRUGGLE FROM
EMANCI PATI ON TO OBAMA
STEPHEN TUCK
HA Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year
In this exciting revisionist history,
Stephen Tuck traces the black free-
dom struggle in all its diversity,
from the first years of freedom dur-
ing the Civil War to President
Obama’s inauguration.
“WE AIN’T WHAT WE OUGHT TO
BE IS A COLLECTION OF VOICES
THAT DOCUMENT OUR STRUGGLE
FOR EQUALITY IN AMERICA FROM
THE RECONSTRUCTION ERA UNTIL
NOW. IT’S ALL HERE—THE GREAT
SPEECHES AND MOMENTS—BUT
IT’S THE NOD TO THE COMMON WOMAN AND MAN THAT LIFTS
THIS NARRATIVE A NOTCH ABOVE SIMILAR TITLES.”
—PATRIK HENRY BASS, ESSENCE
“[A] SWEEPING AND ABSORBING HISTORY OF BLACK ACTIVISM…
TUCK ARGUES THAT THERE IS NO ONE BLACK PROTEST MOVEMENT
OR AGENDA AND CASTS HIS NET OVER 150 YEARS OF BLACK
POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT TO REEL IN UNTOLD STORIES AND
UNSUNG HEROES.”
—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
STEPHEN TUCK i s Uni ver si t y Lect urer i n Amer i can
Hi st or y at Pembroke Col l ege, Oxf ord Uni ver si t y.
BELKNAP PRESS |
CLOTH: JANUARY 2010 / ISBN 9780674036260 |
NOVEMBER | 6
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06229-0 | $19.95 (£14.95 UK) |
HISTORY / AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
Trotsky
A BI OGRAPHY
ROBERT SERVICE
HWinner of the Duff Cooper Prize
HA New Yorker Reviewers’ Favorite Nonfiction Book of
the Year
HAn Independent Best History Book of the Year
HA Choice Outstanding Academic Title
Robert Service completes his masterful
trilogy on the founding figures of the
Soviet Union in an eagerly anticipated,
authoritative biography of Leon Trotsky.
“TROTSKY, EVEN BEFORE ONE OF
STALIN’S AGENTS FOUND HIM IN MEXICO
AND ASSASSINATED HIM WITH AN ICE
AXE, WAS A ROMANTIC FIGURE TO THOSE
WHO BELIEVED THAT IF ONLY HE HAD
SUCCEEDED LENIN EVERYTHING WOULD
HAVE BEEN BETTER. SERVICE, WHO HAS
ALSO WRITTEN STUDIES OF LENIN AND
STALIN, DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB OF
DISPENSING WITH SUCH NOTIONS…SERVICE’S BOOK, UNLIKE MUCH
WRITING ABOUT TROTSKY, IS THE WORK OF A HISTORIAN, NOT AN
IDEOLOGUE, AND THE BETTER FOR IT.”
—NEW YORKER
“SERVICE FASHIONS A VIVID PORTRAIT OF THIS BRILLIANT,
MERCILESS IDEOLOGUE, WHO DID NOT HESITATE TO DRAG HIS
COUNTRY KICKING, SCREAMING AND BLEEDING TOWARD THE UTOPIA
HE DREAMED OF CREATING FOR IT.”
—JOSHUA RUBENSTEIN, WALL STREET JOURNAL
ROBERT SERVI CE i s a Fel l ow of t he Br i t i sh
Academy and Prof essor of Russi an Hi st or y at
Oxf ord Uni ver si t y. Hi s many books i ncl ude
St al i n: A Bi ography and Leni n: A Bi ography ( HUP) .
BELKNAP PRESS |
CLOTH: NOVEMBER 2009 / ISBN 9780674036154 |
NOVEMBER | 6
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06225-2 | $22.95 / OBEEI | BIOGRAPHY
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The Crisis of Capitalist
Democracy
RICHARD A. POSNER
HA Financial Times Financial Book of the Year
Following up on his timely and well-
received book, A Failure of Capital-
ism, Richard Posner steps back to
take a longer view of the continuing
crisis of democratic capitalism as the
American and world economies crawl
gradually back from the depths to
which they had fallen in the autumn
of 2008 and the winter of 2009.
“POSNER IS A FINE WRITER WITH A
REAL TALENT FOR MAKING COMPLEX
ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL MATTERS
CLEAR TO THE AVERAGE READER…
ALTOGETHER, [IT] IS THE BEST THING I’VE READ ON THE ORIGINS
AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ‘GREAT RECESSION.’”
—JOHN STEELE GORDON, NATIONAL REVIEW
“THE BEST VOLUME I HAVE READ SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE
FINANCIAL CRISIS AND ITS IMPLICATIONS…POSNER’S BOOK
CONTAINS A FORMIDABLE-LOOKING CHART OF SUPPLY AND DEMAND
CURVES, BUT DO NOT BE MISLED: THIS IS A CLEAR AND BRILLIANT
EXPOSITION OF THE GREATEST ECONOMIC NEWS STORY FOR
GENERATIONS.”
—AZAR NAFISI , THE TIMES
RI CHARD A. POSNER i s Ci rcui t Judge, t he Uni t ed
St at es Cour t of Appeal s f or t he Sevent h Ci rcui t ,
and a seni or l ect urer at t he Uni ver si t y of Chi cago
Law School . He i s t he aut hor of many books,
i ncl udi ng A Fai l ure of Capi t al i sm ( HUP) .
CLOTH: MARCH 2010 / ISBN 9780674055742 |
NOVEMBER | 6
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06219-1 | $18.95 (£14.95 UK) |
EISBN: 978-0-674-05679-4 | CURRENT AFFAIRS / ECONOMICS
Saturday Is for Funerals
UNITY DOW AND MAX ESSEX
HA Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year
In the year 2000 the World Health Organization estimated that 85
percent of fifteen-year-olds in Botswana would eventually die of
AIDS. In Saturday Is for Funerals we learn why that won’t happen.
“WEAVING TOGETHER PERSONAL ANECDOTES AND MEDICAL
HISTORY, THE AUTHORS REVEAL HOW A COMBINATION OF
PROACTIVE GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION, EDUCATION, RESEARCH,
AND FOREIGN AID HAVE ACHIEVED THE NEAR IMPOSSIBLE.”
—DANIELLE FRIEDMAN,
DAILY BEAST
“THE EPIDEMIC OF HIV AND AIDS
MARCHING ACROSS AFRICA IS
THREATENING TO CRUSH ENTIRE
COUNTRIES UNDER ITS WEIGHT. SATURDAY
IS FOR FUNERALS TELLS THE STORY OF
HOW ONE COUNTRY, BOTSWANA, IS
STEMMING THE EPIDEMIC WITH BOLD
POLITICAL LEADERSHIP, A STRATEGIC AND
SCIENTIFIC APPROACH, AND MORE THAN A
LITTLE GRIT.”
—PRIYA SHETTY, NEW SCIENTIST
UNI TY DOW i s a j udge of t he I nt er i m
Const i t ut i onal Cour t of Kenya and t he aut hor of
f our novel s. MAX ESSEX i s Lasker Prof essor of
Heal t h Sci ences at Har vard Uni ver si t y and has been
i nvol ved i n AI DS research f rom t he ear l i est days of
t he U. S. epi demi c i n 1982.
CLOTH: MAY 2010 / ISBN 9780674050778 |
OCTOBER | 5
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06183-5 | $14.95 (£11.95 UK) |
ISBN: 978-0-674-05627-5 | CURRENT AFFAIRS / HEALTH
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Saving Schools
FROM HORACE MANN TO VI RTUAL LEARNI NG
PAUL E. PETERSON
Saving Schools traces the story of the rise, decline, and potential
resurrection of American public schools through the lives and ideas
of six mission-driven reformers: Horace Mann, John Dewey,
Martin Luther King, Jr., Albert
Shanker, William Bennett, and
James Coleman.
“THE BEST BOOKS SHOW YOU A
NEW WAY OF THINKING ABOUT A
FAMILIAR ISSUE. PAUL PETERSON’S
SAVING SCHOOLS: FROM HORACE
MANN TO VIRTUAL LEARNING,
OFFERS A NEW WAY OF THINKING
ABOUT EDUCATION REFORM BY
RECOUNTING THE HISTORIES OF
REFORMERS…I ENCOURAGE YOU TO
READ IT. IT IS FULL OF INSIGHTS…
HAPPILY, THE BOOK LACKS
CONDEMNATIONS, SANCTIMONY, OR DEWY-EYED PLATITUDES,
WHICH PUTS IT IN RARE COMPANY.”
—DANIEL WILLINGHAM, WASHINGTON POST BLOG
“COMPELLING AND ENLIGHTENING…SAVING SCHOOLS BRINGS
NUMEROUS ASPECTS OF EDUCATION HISTORY OUT OF THE CLOUDS
AND INTO FOCUS WITH EXCELLENT CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND.
AND IT’S AN ENJOYABLE READ.”
— LAURA IMPELLIZZERI , ASSOCIATED PRESS
PAUL E. PETERSON i s Henr y Lee Shat t uck
Prof essor of Gover nment at Har vard Uni ver si t y.
BELKNAP PRESS |
CLOTH: MARCH 2010 / ISBN 9780674050112 |
NOVEMBER | 5
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⁄4 | 8 HALFTONES, 16 LINE ILLUS., 1 TABLE |
336 PP. |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06215-3 | $18.95 (£14.95 UK) |
EISBN: 978-0-674-05676-3 | EDUCATION
The Program Era
POSTWAR FI CTI ON AND THE RI SE OF CREATI VE WRI TI NG
MARK MCGURL
HWinner of the Truman Capote Award for
Literary Criticism
In The Program Era, Mark McGurl offers
a fundamental reinterpretation of postwar
American fiction, asserting that it can be
properly understood only in relation to
the rise of mass higher education and the
creative writing program. McGurl asks
both how the patronage of the university
has reorganized American literature and
how the increasing intimacy of writing
and schooling can be brought to bear on
a reading of this literature.
“MCGURL’S BOOK IS NOT A HISTORY OF
CREATIVE-WRITING PROGRAMS. IT’S A
HISTORY OF TWENTIETH-CENTURY FICTION, IN WHICH THE WORK OF
AMERICAN WRITERS FROM THOMAS WOLFE TO BHARATI
MUKHERJEE IS READ AS REFLECTIONS OF, AND REFLECTIONS ON,
THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM THROUGH WHICH SO MANY WRITERS
NOW PASS…THE PROGRAM ERA IS AN IMPRESSIVE AND
IMAGINATIVE BOOK.”
—LOUIS MENAND, NEW YORKER
“AN INTELLIGENT, PERSUASIVE AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING BOOK;
BY SHIFTING THE FOCUS AWAY FROM INDIVIDUAL WRITERS TOWARDS
THE INSTITUTIONS THAT NURTURED (OR INHIBITED) THEM, MCGURL
BREAKS NEW CRITICAL GROUND.”
—PATRICK LANGLEY, TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
MARK MCGURL i s Associ at e Prof essor of Engl i sh at
t he Uni ver si t y of Cal i f or ni a, Los Angel es.
CLOTH: APRIL 2009 / ISBN 9780674033191 |
NOVEMBER | 6
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480 PP. |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06209-2 | $19.95 (£14.95 UK) |
EISBN: 978-0-674-05424-0 | LITERATURE / EDUCATION
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Evolution
THE FI RST FOUR BI LLI ON YEARS
EDITED BY MICHAEL RUSE AND JOSEPH TRAVIS
FOREWORD BY E. O. WI LSON
Spanning evolutionary science from its inception to its latest find-
ings, from discoveries and data to philosophy and history, this book
is the most complete, authorita-
tive, and inviting one-volume
introduction to evolutionary biol-
ogy available.
“IF EVER THERE WERE AN
EDUCATION IN A BOOK, THERE’S
ONE IN THIS MASSIVE VOLUME…
WHAT IS MOST PROBABLY THE
COMMEMORATIVE PAR EXCELLENCE
OF THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES
SESQUICENTENNIAL.”
—RAY OLSON, BOOKLIST
(STARRED REVIEW)
“HALF ESSAY COLLECTION, HALF ENCYCLOPEDIA, IT’S PACKED WITH
EVERYTHING YOU’LL EVER WANT OR NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE
SCIENCE OF EVOLUTION.”
—ZELDA ROLAND, WIRED
MI CHAEL RUSE i s Lucyl e T. Wer kmei st er Prof essor
of Phi l osophy and Di rect or of t he Progr am i n t he
Hi st or y and Phi l osophy of Sci ence at Fl or i da St at e
Uni ver si t y. He i s t he f ounder and edi t or of t he
j our nal Bi ol ogy and Phi l osophy. J OSEPH TRAVI S i s
Dean of t he Col l ege of Ar t s and Sci ences and
Rober t O. Lawt on Di st i ngui shed Prof essor of
Bi ol ogi cal Sci ence at Fl or i da St at e Uni ver si t y.
BELKNAP PRESS |
CLOTH: FEBRUARY 2009 / ISBN 9780674031753 |
NOVEMBER | 6
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06221-4 | $24.95 (£18.95 UK) | SCIENCE
Lake Views
THI S WORLD AND THE UNI VERSE
STEVEN WEINBERG
HA Physics World Top Ten Book of 2010
Steven Weinberg, considered by many to be the preeminent theo-
retical physicist alive today, continues the wide-ranging reflections
that have also earned him a reputation as, in the words of New York
Times reporter James Glanz, “a powerful writer of prose that can
illuminate—and sting.”
“WEINBERG IS FAMOUS AS A SCIENTIST,
BUT HE THINKS DEEPLY AND WRITES
ELEGANTLY ABOUT MANY OTHER THINGS
BESIDES SCIENCE. THIS COLLECTION OF
HIS WRITINGS IS CONCERNED WITH
HISTORY, POLITICS, AND SCIENCE IN
ROUGHLY EQUAL MEASURE.”
—FREEMAN DYSON,
NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS
“THIS COLLECTION OF ESSAYS PROVES
ONCE AGAIN THAT WEINBERG IS MORE
THAN JUST A TOP-TIER PHYSICIST. HE IS
ALSO ONE OF THE FEW SCIENTISTS BRAVE
ENOUGH—AND KNOWLEDGEABLE
ENOUGH—TO SUCCESSFULLY TAKE ON THE
ROLE OF PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL…IT’S ESSENTIAL READING.”
—DAN FALK, NEW SCIENTIST
STEVEN WEI NBERG i s Josey Regent al Prof essor
of Sci ence and a member of t he physi cs and
ast ronomy depar t ment s at t he Uni ver si t y of Texas,
Aust i n, and i s t he aut hor of many books. He won
t he Nobel Pr i ze i n Physi cs i n 1979 and t he Nat i onal
Medal of Sci ence i n 1991.
BELKNAP PRESS |
CLOTH: JANUARY 2010 / ISBN 9780674035157 |
NOVEMBER | 6
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06230-6 | $18.95 (£14.95 UK) | SCIENCE
Dinosaur in a Haystack
REFLECTI ONS I N NATURAL HI STORY
From fads to fungus, baseball to beeswax, Gould always circles back to
the great themes of time, change, and history, carrying readers home to
the centering theme of evolution.
“[GOULD] WRITES IN A CONSISTENTLY GRACEFUL, APPROACHABLE STYLE,
WITH EASY ELEGANCE AND CLARITY, AND HE IS AN INCOMPARABLE
EXPLAINER OF DIFFICULT IDEAS.”
—PHILLIP LOPATE, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
BELKNAP PRESS |
OCTOBER | 6 X 9 | 9 HALFTONES, 21 LINE ILLUS. | 480 PP. |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06160-6 | $19.95 (£14.95 UK) |
EISBN: 978-0-674-06342-6 | SCIENCE
Full House
THE SPREAD OF EXCELLENCE FROM PLATO TO DARWI N
Gould shows why a more accurate way of understanding our world is
to look at a given subject within its own context, to see it as a part of a
spectrum of variation and then to reconceptualize trends as expansion
or contraction of this “full house” of variation, and not as the progress
or degeneration of an average value, or single thing.
“BACTERIA AND BASEBALL. FEW AUTHORS BESIDES STEPHEN JAY GOULD
COULD WRITE CONVINCINGLY ABOUT BOTH…WANDERING ABOUT [FULL
HOUSE’S] WELL-DECORATED ROOMS, NOOKS, AND ATTICS IS A PLEASURE
LEFT TO THE READER.”
—JOHN ALLEN PAULOS,
WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD
BELKNAP PRESS | OCTOBER | 6 X 9 | 20 HALFTONES,
10 LINE ILLUS., 18 GRAPHS, 3 TABLES | 244 PP. |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06161-3 | $17.95 (£13.95 UK) |
EISBN: 978-0-674-06339-6 | SCIENCE
Questioning the Millennium
A RATI ONALI ST’S GUI DE TO A PRECI SELY
ARBI TRARY C OUNTDOWN, REVI SED EDI TI ON
Gould addresses three questions about the millennium with his typical
combination of erudition, warmth, and whimsy: As a calendrical event,
what is the concept of a millennium, and how has its meaning shifted
over time? How did the projection of Christ’s 1,000-year reign become
a secular measure? And when exactly does the millennium begin—
January 1, 2000, or January 2, 2001?
“WITH A HUMOROUS EVERYMAN APPROACH, GOULD JUGGLES A MIND-
BOGGLING ARRAY OF VARIOUS CALENDRICAL CONCEPTS AS HE EXPLAINS
WHY CREATING A RELIABLE CALENDAR WAS ONE OF MAN’S GREATEST
STRUGGLES. WHETHER NAILING DOWN THE PRECISE DATE OF THE BIRTH OF
CHRIST OR AIRING HIS SUSPICION THAT GOD IS A NEW YORK YANKEES FAN,
GOULD TEACHES RATHER THAN PREACHES.”
—DANEET STEFFENS, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
BELKNAP PRESS | OCTOBER | 6 X 9 | 20 HALFTONES | 202 PP. |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06164-4 | $16.95 / CAOBE |
EISBN: 978-0-674-06334-1 | SCIENCE
STEPHEN J AY GOULD was t he Al exander
Agassi z Prof essor of Zool ogy at Har vard
Uni ver si t y and Vi ncent Ast or Vi si t i ng Prof essor
of Bi ol ogy at New Yor k Uni ver si t y. A MacAr t hur
Pr i ze Fel l ow, he recei ved i nnumer abl e honor s
and awards.
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Stephen Jay Gould’s journey of discovery is now available in this
selection of paperbacks from Harvard University Press
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Leonardo’s Mountain of Clams and the
Diet of Worms
ESSAYS ON NATURAL HI STORY
With customary brilliance, Gould examines the puzzles and paradoxes
great and small that build nature’s and humanity’s diversity and order.
“NO ONE HAS WRITTEN OF OUR ILLUSIONS ABOUT PROGRESS IN NATURE
WITH MORE WIT AND LEARNING THAN STEPHEN JAY GOULD.”
—OLIVER SACKS
BELKNAP PRESS | OCTOBER | 6 X 9 | 28 HALFTONES,
20 LINE ILLUS., 2 CHARTS | 422 PP. |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06163-7 | $19.95 / CAOBE |
EISBN: 978-0-674-06336-5 | SCIENCE
The Lying Stones of Marrakech
PENULTI MATE REFLECTI ONS I N NATURAL HI STORY
Gould covers topics as diverse as episodes in the birth of paleontology
to lessons from Britain’s four greatest Victorian naturalists. This collec-
tion presents the richness and fascination of the various lives that have
fueled the enterprise of science and
opened our eyes to a world of unex-
pected wonders.
“VINTAGE GOULD: STIMULATING,
ERUDITE, AND EMINENTLY ENJOYABLE.”
—KIRKUS REVIEWS
BELKNAP PRESS | OCTOBER |
6 X 9 | 31 HALFTONES,
13 LINE ILLUS. | 372 PP. |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06167-5 |
$19.95 / CAOBE |
EISBN: 978-0-674-06337-2 | SCIENCE
I Have Landed
THE END OF A BEGI NNI NG I N NATURAL HI STORY
Gould’s final essay collection is based on his remarkable series for
Natural History magazine—exactly 300 consecutive essays, with never
a month missed, published from 1974 to 2001. Both an intellectually
thrilling journey into the nature of scientific discovery and the most per-
sonal book he ever published.
“THESE ESSAYS HAVE ENTRANCED MILLIONS WITH THE WONDERS OF
EVOLUTION. ONE OF THE JOYS OF READING ABOUT GOOD SCIENCE IS THE
CHANCE NOT ONLY TO OBSERVE HOW SCIENTIFIC THEORY WORKS, BUT ALSO
TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORKINGS OF THE MIND BEHIND THE WORKS. IN
I HAVE LANDED…THE READER WILL FIND SUCH JOY IN ABUNDANCE.”
—TIM FLANNERY, NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS
BELKNAP PRESS | OCTOBER | 6 X 9 |
32 HALFTONES, 24 LINE ILLUS. | 418 PP. |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06162-0 | $19.95 / CAOBE |
EISBN: 978-0-674-06341-9 | SCIENCE
The Hedgehog, the Fox, and the
Magister’s Pox
MENDI NG THE GAP BETWEEN SCI ENCE AND THE HUMANI TI ES
In his final book, Gould offers a surprising and nuanced study of the
complex relationship between our two great ways of knowing: science
and the humanities, twin realms of knowledge that have been divided
against each other for far too long.
“BLENDING GENUINE LITERARY TALENTS WITH IMPECCABLE SCIENTIFIC
CREDENTIALS, GOULD CRAFTS AN ELEGANT ENTREATY FOR SCIENTISTS AND
SCHOLARS TO SPEND LESS TIME COMPLAINING ABOUT EACH OTHER AND
MORE TIME COMBINING THEIR CONSIDERABLE RESOURCES. WE NEED BOTH
THE FOX AND THE HEDGEHOG IN ANY INTELLECTUAL MENAGERIE—THE
PERSISTENT PLURALIST.”
—ALLAN C. HUTCHINSON, GLOBE AND MAIL
BELKNAP PRESS | OCTOBER | 6 X 9 |
36 HALFTONES, 4 LINE ILLUS. | 274 PP. |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06166-8 | $17.95 / CAOBE |
EISBN: 978-0-674-06340-2 | SCIENCE
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The Temple of Jerusalem
SIMON GOLDHILL
It was destroyed nearly 2,000 years ago, and yet the Temple
of Jerusalem—cultural memory, symbol, and site—remains
one of the most powerful, and most contested, buildings in the
world. This glorious structure, imagined and re-imagined,
reconsidered and reinterpreted again
and again over two millennia, emerges
in all its historical, cultural, and reli-
gious significance in Simon Goldhill’s
account.
“THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM, AS
SIMON GOLDHILL REMINDS US IN THIS
ADMIRABLY READABLE ACCOUNT OF
ITS LONG AND TORTURED HISTORY,
HAS ALWAYS BEEN MORE THAN A HOLY
PLACE: IT IS ABOVE ALL AN IDEA—A MYTH,
A FANTASY, A UTOPIAN DREAM THAT HAS
DOMINATED THE IMAGINATION FOR THREE
MILLENNIA AND CONTINUES TO ACT AS A
SOURCE OF CONTENTION…HIS BOOK IS THOROUGHLY ABSORBING:
THE WRITING IS FRESH, THE ERUDITION LIGHTLY WORN WITH
PLEASING NUGGETS OF FACT AND FANTASY CULLED FROM AN
IMPRESSIVE VARIETY OF SOURCES.”
—MALISE RUTHVEN, SUNDAY TIMES
“IT’S NO MEAN CHALLENGE EVOKING THE ARCHITECTURE, THE
SPIRITUAL POWER, THE POLITICS AND THE FANTASIES ASSOCIATED
WITH A BUILDING BURNED DOWN BY THE ROMANS NEARLY 2,000
YEARS AGO.”
—MADELEINE KINGSLEY, JEWISH CHRONICLE
SI MON GOLDHI LL i s Prof essor of Greek Li t er at ure
and Cul t ure at t he Uni ver si t y of Cambr i dge and
aut hor of J er usal em: A Ci t y of Longi ng ( HUP) .
WONDERS OF THE WORLD |
CLOTH: MARCH 2005 / ISBN 9780674017979 |
OCTOBER | 4
5
⁄16 X 7 | 25 HALFTONES, 9 LINE ILLUS. | 208 PP. |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06189-7 | $14.95 / NA |
EISBN: 978-0-674-06357-0 | TRAVEL / RELIGION
Westminster Abbey
RICHARD JENKYNS
Westminster Abbey is both an apprecia-
tion of an architectural masterpiece and
an exploration of the building’s shifting
meanings. We hear the voices of those
who have described its forms, moods,
and ceremonies, from Shakespeare and
Voltaire to Dickens and Henry James;
we see how rulers have made use of it,
from medieval kings to modern prime
ministers. In a highly original book, clas-
sicist and cultural historian Richard
Jenkyns teaches us to look at this micro-
cosm of history with new eyes.
“WESTMINSTER ABBEY IS A SECULAR HYMN TO A GREAT CHURCH.
JENKYNS, AN OXFORD PROFESSOR WITH A FINE HISTORICAL
SENSIBILITY, IS A WITTY AND ERUDITE TEACHER.”
—DAVID ARMSTRONG, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
“WESTMINSTER ABBEY CERTAINLY RANKS AS ONE OF THE TOP
TOURIST DRAWS IN THE WORLD, ESPECIALLY FOR AMERICAN
TRAVELERS, AND THOSE DESIRING A DEEPER PROFILE OF THIS
LONDON CHURCH THAN WHAT A BASIC GUIDEBOOK GENERALLY
OFFERS WILL DO WELL TO PAY ATTENTION TO THIS BEAUTIFULLY
ARTICULATED ESSAY.”
—BRAD HOOPER, BOOKLIST (STARRED REVIEW)
RI CHARD J ENKYNS i s Prof essor of t he Cl assi cal
Tr adi t i on at t he Uni ver si t y of Oxf ord and a Fel l ow
of Lady Margaret Hal l . Hi s previ ous books i ncl ude
The Vi ct or i ans and Anci ent Greece and Di gni t y and
Decadence: Vi ct or i an Ar t and t he Cl assi cal
I nher i t ance ( bot h HUP) .
WONDERS OF THE WORLD |
CLOTH: MARCH 2005 / ISBN 9780674017160 |
OCTOBER | 4
5
⁄16 X 7 | 25 HALFTONES, 1 LINE ILLUS. | 224 PP. |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06197-2 | $14.95 / NA |
EISBN: 978-0-674-06361-7 | TRAVEL / RELIGION
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Zhivago’s Children
THE LAST RUSSI AN I NTELLI GENTSI A
VLADISLAV ZUBOK
Among the least-chronicled aspects
of post–World War II European
intellectual and cultural history is
the story of the Russian intelli-
gentsia after Stalin. Vladislav
Zubok turns a compelling subject
into a portrait as intimate as it is
provocative. Zhivago’s children,
the spiritual heirs of Boris Paster-
nak’s noble doctor, were the last of
their kind—an intellectual and
artistic community committed to a
civic, cultural, and moral mission.
“ZUBOK TELLS HIS STORY WITH A DENSITY OF DETAIL AND
COMPLEXITY OF ANALYSIS THAT IS TRULY REMARKABLE…[HE] HAS
DONE A FINE JOB OF CHARACTERIZING A SLICE OF RUSSIAN
INTELLECTUAL LIFE OVER A COUPLE OF TURBULENT DECADES OF
SOVIET HISTORY…[AN] INTELLIGENT AND ENGROSSING BOOK.”
—MICHAEL SCAMMELL, NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS
“THE PLAYERS IN ZUBOK’S FASCINATING STUDY COME FROM ALL
CORNERS OF THE SOVIET INTELLIGENTSIA, FROM LEFTIST SOCIALIST
TRUE BELIEVERS TO RIGHT-WING PATRIOTS. THE RESULT IS A
THOROUGH, SCHOLARLY EXAMINATION OF A VITAL ERA IN RUSSIAN
HISTORY WHOSE THEMES OF HUMAN RIGHTS, FREEDOM AND DISSENT
WILL RESONATE AMONG EXPERTS AND LAY READERS ALIKE.”
—ALEXANDER F. REMINGTON,
WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD
VLADI SLAV ZUBOK i s Associ at e Prof essor of
Hi st or y at Templ e Uni ver si t y.
BELKNAP PRESS |
CLOTH: MAY 2009 / ISBN 9780674033443 |
NOVEMBER | 6
3
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06232-0 | $19.95 (£14.95 UK) |
EISBN: 978-0-674-05483-7 | HISTORY
The
Condemnation
of Blackness
RACE, CRI ME, AND THE MAKI NG OF
MODERN URBAN AMERI CA
KHALIL GIBRAN MUHAMMAD
Chronicling the emergence of deeply embed-
ded notions of black people as a dangerous race
of criminals by explicit contrast to working-class whites and Euro-
pean immigrants, this fascinating book reveals the influence such
ideas have had on urban development and social policies.
“A DAZZLING STUDY THAT ILLUMINATES A GREAT DEAL ABOUT THE
SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF BLACK CRIMINALITY. MUHAMMAD DOES
A SUPERB JOB OF EXPLICATING THE ROLE THAT SOCIAL SCIENTISTS,
JOURNALISTS, AND REFORMERS PLAYED IN CREATING THE IDEA OF
THE BLACK CRIMINAL AND SUSTAINING RACIAL INEQUALITY.”
—ALDON D. MORRIS, AUTHOR OF
THE ORIGINS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
“WITH UNCOMMON INTERPRETIVE CLARITY AND RESOURCEFUL
ACCUMULATION OF DATA, THE AUTHOR DISENTANGLES CRIME AS A
FACT OF THE URBAN EXPERIENCE FROM CRIME AS A THEORY OF
RACE IN AMERICAN HISTORY.”
—DAVID LEVERING LEWIS,
PULITZER PRIZE–WINNING AUTHOR OF W.E.B. DU BOIS
KHALI L GI BRAN MUHAMMAD i s Assi st ant
Prof essor of Hi st or y at I ndi ana Uni ver si t y; as
of Jul y 2011, he wi l l be Di rect or of t he Schomburg
Cent er f or Research i n Bl ack Cul t ure, New Yor k
Publ i c Li br ar y.
CLOTH: FEBRUARY 2010 / ISBN 9780674035973 |
NOVEMBER | 6
1
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⁄4 | 7 HALFTONES, 2 LINE ILLUS.,
3 CARTOONS | 392 PP. |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06211-5 | $18.95 (£14.95 UK) |
EISBN: 978-0-674-05432-5 |
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES / SOCIOLOGY
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Russia and the Russians
A HI STORY, SECOND EDI TI ON
GEOFFREY HOSKING
In a sweeping narrative, one of the English-speaking world’s lead-
ing historians of Russia follows the country’s history from the first
emergence of the Slavs in the historical record in the sixth century
CE to the Russians’ persistent appearances
in today’s headlines. The second edition
covers the presidencies of Vladimir Putin
and Dmitrii Medvedev and the struggle to
make Russia a viable functioning state for
all its citizens.
Praise for the first edition:
“FOR THE GENERAL READER, THIS BOOK
IS THE KING JAMES VERSION OF RUSSIAN
HISTORY.”
—ROBERT LEGVOLD,
FOREIGN AFFAIRS
“[A] COMPREHENSIVE AND INTELLIGENT
SURVEY OF RUSSIAN HISTORY…[THAT FOLLOWS] THE TWISTS AND
TURNS OF SLAVIC HISTORY.”
—THE ECONOMIST
GEOFFREY HOSKI NG i s ret i red Prof essor of
Russi an Hi st or y at Uni ver si t y Col l ege London. Hi s
ot her books i ncl ude Rul er s and Vi ct i ms: The
Russi ans i n t he Sovi et Uni on ( HUP) .
BELKNAP PRESS |
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06195-8 | $25.95 / COBE | HISTORY
Southern Horrors
WOMEN AND THE POLI TI CS OF RAPE AND LYNCHI NG
CRYSTAL N. FEIMSTER
HWinner of the W. E. B. Du Bois Book Prize,
North East Black Studies Association
HHonorable Mention, Darlene Clark Hine Award,
Organization of American Historians
Between 1880 and 1930, close
to 200 women were murdered
by lynch mobs in the American
South. Many more were tarred
and feathered, burned, whipped,
or raped. In this brutal world of
white supremacist politics and
patriarchy, a world violently
divided by race, gender, and
class, black and white women
defended themselves and chal-
lenged the male power brokers.
Crystal Feimster breaks new
ground in her story of the racial politics of the postbellum South by
focusing on the volatile issue of sexual violence.
“FASCINATING…FEIMSTER’S ACCOUNT CHALLENGES US TO THINK
AGAIN ABOUT RACE AND SEXUAL POLITICS.”
—MARY EVANS, TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION
“FEIMSTER PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY TO BETTER UNDERSTAND
THE LACK OF SYMPATHY BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE SUFFRAGISTS
AND HOW LYNCHING SPURRED BOTH TO THE POLITICAL ACTIVISM
THAT EVENTUALLY WON WOMEN THE VOTE…THIS ACCOUNT LEAVES
US WITH A SENSE OF WHAT MADE THE FIGHTS FOR RACIAL EQUALITY
AND WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SO COMPLICATED AND CONTENTIOUS.”
—MARGARET WHEELER JOHNSON, DOUBLE X
CRYSTAL N. FEI MSTER i s Vi si t i ng Prof essor i n t he
Hi st or y Depar t ment at Pr i ncet on Uni ver si t y.
CLOTH: NOVEMBER 2009 / ISBN 9780674035621 |
SEPTEMBER | 6
3
⁄8 X 9
1
⁄4 | 11 HALFTONES | 336 PP. |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06185-9 | $19.95 * (£14.95 UK) |
EISBN: 978-0-674-05381-6 | HISTORY / WOMEN’S STUDIES
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Soundings in Atlantic
History
LATENT STRUCTURES AND I NTELLECTUAL CURRENTS,
1500–1830
EDITED BY BERNARD BAILYN AND
PATRICIA L. DENAULT
These innovative essays probe the
underlying unities that bound the early
modern Atlantic world into a regional
whole and trace some of the intellectual
currents that flowed through the lives
of the people of the four continents.
“THIS IS A MOST ILLUMINATING BODY
OF WORK FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN
THE LATEST RESEARCH ON THE
ATLANTIC WORLD.”
—XABIER LAMIKIZ,
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF
MARITIME HISTORY
“ADDS CONSIDERABLY TO OUR UNDERSTANDING OF ATLANTIC (AND
OTHER) HISTORIES.”
—PETER COCLANIS, AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW
BERNARD BAI LYN is Adams University Professor,
Emeritus, and Director of the International Seminar on
the History of the Atlantic World, Harvard University. He
is the author of The Ideological Origins of the American
Revolution (Pulitzer and Bancroft Prizes) and The Ordeal
of Thomas Hutchinson (National Book Award), both HUP.
PATRI CI A L. DENAULT is the former Administrative
Director of the International Seminar on the History of
the Atlantic World and of the Charles Warren Center for
Studies in American History at Harvard University.
CLOTH: JUNE 2009 / ISBN 9780674032767 |
SEPTEMBER | 6
3
⁄8 X 9
1
⁄4 | 30 HALFTONES, 9 MAPS, 5 GRAPHS,
5 TABLES | 640 PP. |
PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06177-4 | $29.95 * (£22.95 UK) |
EISBN: 978-0-674-05353-3 | HISTORY
The Age of Confucian Rule
THE SONG TRANSFORMATI ON OF CHI NA
DIETER KUHN
GENERAL EDI TOR, TI MOTHY BROOK
Just over a thousand years ago, the Song dynasty emerged as the
most advanced civilization on earth. Within two centuries, China
was home to nearly half of all humankind. In this concise history,
we learn why the inventiveness of this era has been favorably com-
pared with the European Renaissance, which in many ways the
Song transformation surpassed.
“ONE HOPES [KUHN’S] WORK WILL FIND
A LARGER AUDIENCE, FOR HE HAS MUCH
TO TEACH TO GENERAL READERS, WORLD
HISTORIANS, AND CHINA SPECIALISTS
ALIKE.”
—MARK HALPERIN,
AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW
“THE AGE OF CONFUCIAN RULE IS A BOOK
THAT EVERYONE WHO TEACHES CHINESE
HISTORY SHOULD HAVE ON HIS OR HER
SHELF AND CONSULT FREQUENTLY…THE
ATTENTION [KUHN] GIVES MATERIAL
CULTURE IS REFRESHING AND HELPS HIM
TO MAKE HIS CASE FOR THE IMPORTANCE
OF CHINA IN SONG TIMES.”
—PATRICIA EBREY,
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES
DI ETER KUHN i s ret i red Prof essor and Chai r of
Chi nese St udi es at t he Uni ver si t y of Wür zburg.
BELKNAP PRESS | HISTORY OF IMPERIAL CHINA 4 |
CLOTH: MARCH 2009 / ISBN 9780674031463 |
OCTOBER | 6
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06202-3 | $19.95 * (£14.95 UK) | HISTORY
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Two Faiths, One Banner
WHEN MUSLI MS MARCHED WI TH CHRI STI ANS ACROSS
EUROPE’S BATTLEGROUNDS
IAN ALMOND
When, in our turbulent day, we hear of a “clash of civilizations,” it’s
easy to imagine an unbridgeable chasm between the Islamic world
and Christendom stretching back
through time. But such assumptions
crumble before the drama that unfolds
in this book. Two Faiths, One Banner
shows how in Europe, the heart of the
West, Muslims and Christians were
often comrades-in-arms, repeatedly
forming alliances to wage war against
their own faiths and peoples.
“AN EXCELLENT HISTORY, IT IS AT
THE SAME TIME HIGH DRAMA, WITH
CHARACTERS NOBLE AND BASE,
INVOLVED IN THE ADVENTURE OF
THEIR LIVES. THESE ARE ASTONISHING
MATERIALS PRESENTED THROUGH CAREFUL AND RELIABLE
SCHOLARSHIP. A MOST UNUSUAL GEM OF A BOOK FULL OF
HUMAN STORIES TOLD WITH LUCIDITY AND CHARM.”
—NUR YALMAN
“ALMOND DRAWS ON A MULTITUDE OF SOURCES TO CREATE AN
ALTERNATE HISTORY OF INTERACTIONS BETWEEN CHRISTIANS AND
MUSLIMS IN EUROPE OVER 800 YEARS, BOLDLY CONCENTRATING
ON ‘UNITY AND COLLABORATION INSTEAD OF FRICTION AND
DIVISION.’ ”
—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
I AN ALMOND i s Associ at e Prof essor at Georgi a
St at e Uni ver si t y and aut hor of Suf i sm and
Deconst r uct i on and The New Or i ent al i st s.
CLOTH: APRIL 2009 / ISBN 9780674033979 |
SEPTEMBER | 6
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06176-7 | $19.95 * / NA |
HISTORY / RELIGION
The Fruit, the Tree, and
the Serpent
WHY WE SEE SO WELL
LYNNE A. ISBELL
HA Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year
HRunner-up, The Atlantic Books of the Year
The worldwide prominence of
snakes in religion, myth, and folklore
underscores our deep connection to
the serpent—but why, when so few
of us have firsthand experience? The
surprising answer, this book sug-
gests, lies in the singular impact of
snakes on primate evolution.
“ISBELL WEAVES TOGETHER
FACTS FROM ANTHROPOLOGY,
NEUROSCIENCE, PALAEONTOLOGY,
AND PSYCHOLOGY TO EXPLAIN THAT
OUR EMOTIONAL CONNECTION TO
SNAKES HAS A LONG EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY.”
—BARBARA J. KING, TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
“AND SO, ISBELL AVERS, GENESIS HAS IT RIGHT: THE SNAKE
MADE US HUMAN. THIS GROUNDBREAKING, INTELLECTUALLY
SCINTILLATING WORK IS NONFICTION AT ITS ABSOLUTE BEST.
ISBELL RANGES WIDELY, UNPACKS HER EVIDENCE METICULOUSLY,
SYNTHESIZES DISPARATE AND DIFFICULT MATERIAL ECONOMICALLY,
ADDRESSES COUNTERARGUMENTS SCRUPULOUSLY, AND WRITES
CLEANLY, OFTEN GRACEFULLY, AND OCCASIONALLY EVEN
PLAYFULLY.”
—THE ATLANTIC
LYNNE A. I SBELL i s Prof essor of Ant hropol ogy
and Ani mal Behavi or at t he Uni ver si t y of Cal i f or ni a,
Davi s.
CLOTH: APRIL 2009 / ISBN 9780674033016 |
SEPTEMBER | 6
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06196-5 | $19.95 * (£14.95 UK) |
EISBN: 978-0-674-05404-2 | ANTHROPOLOGY
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The Ideological Origins of
American Federalism
ALISON L. LACROIX
Federalism is regarded as one of the
signal American contributions to
modern politics. Its origins are typi-
cally traced to the drafting of the
Constitution, but the story began
decades before the delegates met in
Philadelphia. In this groundbreak-
ing book, Alison LaCroix traces the
history of American federal thought
from its colonial beginnings in scat-
tered provincial responses to British
assertions of authority, to its emer-
gence in the late eighteenth century
as a normative theory of multilayered government.
“AS LACROIX SHOWS IN THIS ENGAGING TREATISE, THE WHO-
DOES-WHAT QUESTIONS AT THE HEART OF FEDERALISM HAVE VEXED
THE NATION FROM THE GET-GO.”
—KEVIN R. KOSAR, WEEKLY STANDARD
“THE VIRTUE OF LACROIX’S ACCOUNT IS TO SHOW NOT ONLY THAT
FEDERALISM AS IT DEVELOPED WAS MORE INTELLECTUALLY
COHERENT THAN A MERE BUNDLE OF COMPROMISES, BUT ALSO
THAT ITS THEORETICAL CORE HAD BEGUN TO EMERGE DECADES
BEFORE THE DELEGATES TRAVELLED TO PHILADELPHIA IN MAY
1787 [FOR THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION].”
—GARY L. MCDOWELL, TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
ALI SON L. LACROI X i s Assi st ant Prof essor of Law
at t he Uni ver si t y of Chi cago Law School .
CLOTH: APRIL 2010 / ISBN 9780674048867 |
OCTOBER | 6
3
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06203-0 | $22.50 * (£16.95 UK) |
EISBN: 978-0-674-05659-6 | HISTORY / LAW
The Hebrew Republic
JEWI SH SOURCES AND THE TRANSFORMATI ON OF
EUROPEAN POLI TI CAL THOUGHT
ERIC NELSON
HA Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year
According to a commonplace narrative, the rise of modern political
thought in the West resulted from secularization—the exclusion of
religious arguments from political discourse. But in this pathbreak-
ing work Eric Nelson argues that this familiar story is wrong.
Instead, he contends, political thought in early-modern Europe
became less, not more, secular with time,
and it was the Christian encounter with
Hebrew sources that provoked this radical
transformation.
“[A] MAGNIFICENT BOOK…NOT ONLY
HAS [NELSON] SIGNIFICANTLY REVISED
THE HISTORY OF SOME KEY CONCEPTS IN
EARLY MODERN EUROPEAN POLITICAL
THOUGHT, IT MAY BE THAT HE HAS
WRITTEN A PARADIGM-SHIFTER, THE KIND
OF BOOK THAT FUNDAMENTALLY REALIGNS
THE WAY SCHOLARS LOOK AT A PERIOD AS
A WHOLE.”
—NATHAN PERL-ROSENTHAL,
NEW REPUBLIC ONLINE
“NO DOUBT SPECIALISTS WILL BE DEBATING THE ARGUMENTS OF
THE HEBREW REPUBLIC FOR SOME TIME TO COME—WHICH IS A
TESTIMONY TO ERIC NELSON’S PROFOUND AND ORIGINAL BOOK.”
—ADAM KIRSCH, TABLET MAGAZINE
ERI C NELSON i s Prof essor of Gover nment at
Har vard Uni ver si t y.
CLOTH: MARCH 2010 / ISBN 9780674050587 |
OCTOBER | 6
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06213-9 | $18.95 * (£14.95 UK) |
EISBN: 978-0-674-05674-9 | PHILOSOPHY / POLITICS
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Atlantic Creoles in the Age
of Revolutions
JANE G. LANDERS
Sailing the tide of a tumultuous era of Atlantic revolutions, a remark-
able group of African-born and African-descended individuals
transformed themselves from slaves into active agents of their
lives and times. Big Prince Whitten, the
black Seminole Abraham, and General
Georges Biassou were “Atlantic cre-
oles,” Africans who found their way to
freedom by actively engaging in the
most important political events of their
day. These men and women of diverse
ethnic backgrounds migrated across the
New World’s imperial boundaries in
search of freedom and a safe haven. Yet,
until now, their extraordinary exploits
have been hidden from posterity.
“FROM THOUSANDS OF GOSSAMER, BROKEN
THREADS OF NARRATIVE, JANE LANDERS HAS REWOVEN THE WHOLE
TAPESTRY OF LIFE ALONG THE ATLANTIC SEABOARD FOR NATIVE
AMERICANS, IMPORTED SLAVES, CREOLES AND FREE BLACKS.
EXCELLENTLY RESEARCHED, AND EMINENTLY READABLE, IT IS AN
ILLUMINATING, GROUNDBREAKING WORK.”
—MADISON SMARTT BELL
“ABOVE ALL ELSE, ATLANTIC CREOLES SOUGHT FREEDOM.
LANDERS HAS DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB IN EXCAVATING THEIR LIVES
AND HIGHLIGHTING THEIR SIGNIFICANCE IN THE AGE OF
REVOLUTIONS.”
—GAD HEUMAN, TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
J ANE G. LANDERS i s Associ at e Prof essor of
Hi st or y at Vander bi l t Uni ver si t y.
CLOTH: FEBRUARY 2010 / ISBN 9780674035911 |
SEPTEMBER | 5
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06204-7 | $19.95X (£14.95 UK) |
EISBN: 978-0-674-05416-5 |
HISTORY / AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
Freedom Struggles
AFRI CAN AMERI CANS AND WORLD WAR I
ADRIANE LENTZ-SMITH
HHonor Book Winner, The Black Caucus of the
American Library Association Literary Awards
For many of the 200,000 black soldiers
sent to Europe with the American Expedi-
tionary Forces in World War I, encounters
with French civilians and colonial African
troops led them to imagine a world beyond
Jim Crow. They returned home to join
activists working to make that world real.
In narrating the efforts of African Ameri-
can soldiers and activists to gain full citi-
zenship rights as recompense for military
service, Adriane Lentz-Smith illuminates
how World War I mobilized a generation.
“IN OFFERING A UNIQUE VISION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN
ASPIRATIONS, FRUSTRATIONS, AND POLITICAL SENSIBILITIES,
LENTZ-SMITH CONVINCINGLY CONTENDS THAT THE GREAT WAR
ERA REPRESENTED A ‘TRANSFORMATIVE MOMENT’ IN THE BLACK
FREEDOM STRUGGLE.”
—LAUREN SKLAROFF, JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY
“A BALANCED AND BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN ACCOUNT OF THE BLACK
SOLDIER’S EXPERIENCE IN WORLD WAR I. IT RAISES IMPORTANT
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WAYS THAT LAW AND STATUS IN THE UNITED
STATES ARE SHAPED BY DEVELOPMENTS ABROAD.”
—JOEL E. BLACK, LAW AND HISTORY REVIEW
ADRI ANE LENTZ- SMI TH i s Assi st ant Prof essor of
Hi st or y at Duke Uni ver si t y.
CLOTH: NOVEMBER 2009 / ISBN 9780674035928 |
SEPTEMBER | 6
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06205-4 | $22.50X (£16.95 UK) |
EISBN: 978-0-674-05418-9 |
HISTORY / AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
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Americans All
THE CULTURAL GI FTS MOVEMENT
DIANA SELIG
HHonorable Mention, Gustavus Myers Book Awards
Diana Selig tells the neglected story
of the cultural gifts movement,
which flourished between the
world wars. Progressive activists
encouraged pluralism in homes,
schools, and churches across the
country. Countering racist trends
and the melting-pot theory of Amer-
icanization, they championed the
idea of diversity.
“THIS FASCINATING AND
INTENSIVELY RESEARCHED
MONOGRAPH MOVES CHRONOLOGICALLY AND THEMATICALLY TO
CONSTRUCT THE FIRST MAJOR HISTORICAL STUDY OF THIS
MOVEMENT, WHICH AIMED TO ENHANCE THE AMERICAN CREED BY
CONFRONTING AND OVERCOMING THE WORST PREJUDICIAL
COMPLICATIONS OF AMERICAN DIVERSITY.”
—CHRISTOPHER MCKNIGHT NICHOLS,
REVIEWS IN AMERICAN HISTORY
“WHATEVER THE SHORTCOMINGS OF THE CULTURAL GIFTS
MOVEMENT, ONE LEAVES THIS FINE STUDY WITH RENEWED
APPRECIATION OF THE WORK OF THESE MULTICULTURAL PIONEERS.
IF AMERICANS TODAY ARE NOT FIGHTING ETHNIC, RELIGIOUS, AND
EVEN RACIAL BATTLES IN THEIR STREETS, IT IS, IN SOME SMALL
MEASURE, THANKS TO THEIR EFFORTS.”
—ROBERT C. BANNISTER, TEACHERS COLLEGE RECORD
DI ANA SELI G i s Associ at e Prof essor of Hi st or y,
Cl aremont McKenna Col l ege.
CLOTH: JUNE 2008 / ISBN 9780674028296 |
SEPTEMBER | 6
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06224-5 | $29.95X (£22.95 UK) | HISTORY
Depth
AN ACCOUNT OF SCI ENTI FI C EXPLANATI ON
MICHAEL STREVENS
HA Choice Outstanding Academic Title
What does it mean for scientists to truly understand, rather than to
merely describe, how the world works? Michael Strevens proposes
a novel theory of scientific explanation and understanding that over-
hauls and augments the familiar causal approach to explanation.
What is replaced is the test for explanatorily relevant causal infor-
mation: Strevens discards the usual criterion of counterfactual
dependence in favor of a criterion that
turns on a process of progressive abstrac-
tion away from a fully detailed, physical
causal story.
“THIS VOLUME WILL PROVE
INDISPENSABLE FOR PHILOSOPHERS
WORKING IN THE FIELD OF
EXPLANATION…STREVENS’S BOOK
PROVIDES AN EXCELLENT SURVEY OF
RECENT ARGUMENTATION ON CAUSAL
EXPLANATION WITH A RIGOROUS DEFENSE
OF HIS OWN BRAND OF EXPLANATION.”
—JEREMY S. KIRBY,
QUARTERLY REVIEW OF BIOLOGY
“PROVIDES MANY INTELLECTUALLY STIMULATING AND HIGHLY
ORIGINAL THOUGHTS ON A NUMBER OF CRITICAL AND VENERABLE
PHILOSOPHICAL TOPICS. ANY PHILOSOPHER OF SCIENCE TODAY WILL
SURELY FIND IT TO BE A REWARDING READ.”
—STEPHAN HARTMANN AND JONAH N. SCHUPBACH,
NOTRE DAME PHILOSOPHICAL REVIEWS
MI CHAEL STREVENS i s Prof essor of Phi l osophy at
New Yor k Uni ver si t y.
CLOTH: JANUARY 2009 / ISBN 9780674031838 |
SEPTEMBER | 6
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06257-3 | $29.95X (£22.95 UK) |
PHILOSOPHY
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The Two Hendricks
UNRAVELI NG A MOHAWK MYSTERY
ERIC HINDERAKER
In September 1755, the most famous Indian in the world—a
Mohawk leader known in English as King Hendrick—died in the
Battle of Lake George. He was fighting the French in defense of
British claims to North America, and his
death marked the end of an era in Anglo-
Iroquois relations. Half a century earlier,
another Hendrick worked with powerful
leaders in the frontier town of Albany. He
cemented his transatlantic fame when he
traveled to London as one of the “four
Indian kings.”
Until recently the two Hendricks
were thought to be the same person. Eric
Hinderaker sets the record straight, recon-
structing the lives of these two men in a
compelling narrative that reveals the com-
plexities of the Anglo-Iroquois alliance.
“HINDERAKER UTILIZES CREATIVE AND IN-DEPTH RESEARCH TO
CONSTRUCT A BIOGRAPHY OF TWO MOHAWK LEADERS WHOSE
ACTIONS WERE DICTATED NOT BY BRITISH INTERESTS BUT BY THOSE
OF THE MOHAWKS AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE IROQUOIS
CONFEDERACY DURING AN ERA WHEN THE IROQUOIS WERE THE
LINCHPIN BETWEEN NEW FRANCE AND GREAT BRITAIN…HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED AS BOTH A HISTORICAL WORK AND AN
OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE FOR HISTORIOGRAPHERS IN WRITING
ETHNOHISTORY.”
—JOHN BURCH, LIBRARY JOURNAL (STARRED REVIEW)
ERI C HI NDERAKER i s Prof essor of Hi st or y at t he
Uni ver si t y of Ut ah.
CLOTH: JANUARY 2010 / ISBN 9780674035799 |
SEPTEMBER | 5
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06194-1 | $19.95X (£14.95 UK) |
HISTORY / NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
Settler Sovereignty
JURI SDI CTI ON AND I NDI GENOUS PEOPLE I N AMERI CA AND
AUSTRALI A, 1788–1836
LISA FORD
HWinner of the Littleton-Griswold Prize,
American Historical Association
HWinner of the NSW Premier’s History Awards,
General History Prize, Government of NSW,
Australia
HWinner of the Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize,
Harvard University Press
In a brilliant comparative study of
law and imperialism, Lisa Ford
argues that modern settler sover-
eignty emerged when settlers in
North America and Australia
defined indigenous theft and vio-
lence as crime.
“THE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING
AUSTRALIAN ATTITUDES TO THE
LAW LIES DEEP IN OUR HISTORY,
AS LISA FORD SHOWS WITH GREAT
FORENSIC FLAIR…[THIS] IS
COMPARATIVE HISTORY AT ITS
BEST. FORD MOVES CONFIDENTLY BETWEEN THE TWO SOCIETIES
AND APPEARS EQUALLY AT HOME IN BOTH. BOTH THE SIMILARITIES
AND THE DIFFERENCES ARE REVEALING. EACH STUDY ENLIGHTENS
THE OTHER. THIS IS SO BECAUSE THE SUPPORTING SCHOLARSHIP IS
SO IMPRESSIVE, THE FRUIT, FORD TELLS US, OF TEN YEARS’
RESEARCH AND REFLECTION.”
—HENRY REYNOLDS, AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW
LI SA FORD i s Lect urer i n Hi st or y at t he Uni ver si t y
of New Sout h Wal es.
HARVARD HISTORICAL STUDIES 166 |
CLOTH: JANUARY 2010 / ISBN 9780674035652 |
SEPTEMBER | 6
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06188-0 | $24.95X (£18.95 UK) |
EISBN: 978-0-674-05383-0 | HISTORY
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A Sudden Terror
THE PLOT TO MURDER THE POPE I N RENAI SSANCE ROME
ANTHONY F. D’ELIA
In 1468, on the final night of Carnival
in Rome, Pope Paul II sat enthroned
above the boisterous crowd, when his
guards intercepted a mysterious
stranger trying urgently to convey a
warning—conspirators were lying in
wait to slay the pontiff. Twenty
humanist intellectuals were quickly
arrested, tortured on the rack, and
imprisoned. Using newly discovered
sources, Anthony D’Elia shows why
the pope targeted the humanists, who
were seen as dangerously pagan in
their Epicurean morals and their Platonic beliefs about the soul and
insurrectionist in their support of a more democratic Church.
“[D’ELIA] PAINTS A PORTRAIT OF MID 15TH-CENTURY ROME THAT
IS ILLUMINATING AND SERVES AS A CORRECTIVE TO THOSE WHO
HOLD THE JAUNDICED AND INDEFENSIBLE VIEW THAT THE PAPACY IS
CONSTITUTIONALLY IRREFORMABLE AND THAT THINGS HAVE NEVER
BEEN WORSE IN ROME THAN THEY ARE NOW.”
—MICHAEL W. HIGGINS, LITERARY REVIEW OF CANADA
“SEX, PAPAL POLITICS, THE EXCESSES OF CARNIVAL IN
RENAISSANCE ROME, CHRISTENDOM CONFRONTING THE OTTOMAN
EMPIRE, SCHOLARS JOYFULLY AND DANGEROUSLY DREAMING ABOUT
THE GLORIES OF ANCIENT GREECE: ONE COULDN’T REALLY ASK FOR
ANYTHING MORE.”
—JONATHAN WRIGHT, CATHOLIC HERALD
ANTHONY F. D’ ELI A i s Associ at e Prof essor of
Hi st or y at Queen’s Uni ver si t y i n Ki ngst on, Ont ar i o.
He i s t he aut hor of The Renai ssance of Mar r i age i n
Fi f t eent h- Cent ur y I t al y ( HUP) .
CLOTH: NOVEMBER 2009 / ISBN 9780674035553 |
SEPTEMBER | 6
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06181-1 | $19.95X (£14.95 UK) |
EISBN: 978-0-674-05372-4 | HISTORY
The Art and Craft of
International
Environmental Law
DANIEL BODANSKY
HWinner of the Harold and Margaret Sprout Award,
International Studies Association
Drawing on more than two decades of experience as a government
negotiator, consultant, and academic, Daniel Bodansky brings a real-
world perspective on the processes by which international envi-
ronmental law develops, and influences the
behavior of state and non-state actors.
“A SWEEPING REVIEW OF THE THEORY AND
PRACTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
AT THE GLOBAL SCALE. SIMPLY WRITTEN
AND YET DEEPLY INSIGHTFUL, THE BOOK
EXPLAINS THE FORCES, ACTORS, AND
PROCESSES THAT DETERMINE HOW
INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RULES
AND NORMS EMERGE AND WHETHER THEY
GET IMPLEMENTED.”
—DANIEL C. ESTY, YALE UNIVERSITY
“AN ACCESSIBLE, YET SOPHISTICATED,
REVIEW OF LEGAL AND INSTITUTIONAL EFFORTS TO ADDRESS
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS. IT CAN BE READ WITH PROFIT
BY ANYONE INTERESTED IN UNDERSTANDING THIS IMPORTANT AND
RAPIDLY CHANGING FIELD.”
—ROBERT O. KEOHANE, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
DANI EL BODANSKY i s Li ncol n Prof essor of Law,
Et hi cs, and Sust ai nabi l i t y at t he Sandr a Day
O’ Connor Col l ege of Law, Ar i zona St at e Uni ver si t y.
CLOTH: DECEMBER 2009 / ISBN 9780674035430 |
SEPTEMBER | 6
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PAPER: ISBN 978-0-674-06179-8 | $23.95X (£17.95 UK) |
EISBN: 978-0-674-05358-8 | LAW
1 0 4
Lipstick Traces
Greil Marcus
Belknap 2009 496 pp.
Cloth $24.95 / COBE
ISBN 978-0-674-03480-8
A Secular Age
Charles Taylor
Belknap 2007 896 pp.
Cloth $43.50* / £32.95
ISBN 978-0-674-02676-6
Healing Spaces
Esther M. Sternberg, M.D.
Belknap 2010; 2009 352 pp.
Paper $16.95 / £12.95
ISBN 978-0-674-05748-7
The Fires of Vesuvius
Mary Beard
Belknap 2010; 2008 384 pp.
Paper $17.95 / NA
ISBN 978-0-674-04586-6
The Poems of Emily Dickinson
Edited by R. W. Franklin
Belknap 2005; 1999 696 pp.
Paper $20.50 / £15.95
ISBN 978-0-674-01824-2
Why People Die by Suicide
Thomas Joiner
2007; 2005 288 pp.
Paper $17.50 / £12.95
ISBN 978-0-674-02549-3
One Writer’s Beginnings
Eudora Welty
The William E. Massey Sr. Lectures
in the History of American
Civilization 1995 128 pp.
Paper $15.50 / £11.95
ISBN 978-0-674-63927-0
The Accidental Mind
David J. Linden
Belknap 2008; 2007 288 pp.
Paper $19.95* / £14.95
ISBN 978-0-674-03058-9
The Harvard Dictionary of Music,
Fourth Edition
Edited by Don Michael Randel
Belknap 2003 1008 pp.
Cloth $51.50 / £38.95
ISBN 978-0-674-01163-2
The Annotated U.S. Constitution
and Declaration of Independence
Introduction and notes by
Jack N. Rakove
Belknap 2009 368 pp.
Cloth $24.95* / £18.95
ISBN 978-0-674-03606-2
The Arcades Project
Walter Benjamin
Edited by Rolf Tiedemann
Translated by Howard Eiland and
Kevin McLaughlin
Belknap 2002; 1999 1088 pp.
Paper $30.50* / £22.95
ISBN 978-0-674-00802-1
The Work of Art in the Age of Its
Technological Reproducibility,
and Other Writings on Media
Walter Benjamin
Edited by Michael W. Jennings,
Brigid Doherty, and
Thomas Y. Levin
Belknap 2008 448 pp.
Paper $19.95* / £14.95
ISBN 978-0-674-02445-8
The Songs and Sonets
of John Donne
Edited by Theodore Redpath
2009 400 pp.
Paper $18.95* / £14.95
ISBN 978-0-674-03247-7
Stealing Lincoln’s Body
Thomas J. Craughwell
Belknap 2009; 2007 288 pp.
Paper $15.50 / £11.95
ISBN 978-0-674-03039-8
This Craft of Verse
Jorge Luis Borges
Edited by Calin-Andrei Mihailescu
The Charles Eliot Norton
Lectures 2002; 2000 160 pp.
Paper $21.00 / £15.95
ISBN 978-0-674-00820-5
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Aesthetic Education in the Era of…, 22
Age of Confucian Rule, 97
Age of Equality, 24
Alexander, Duel at Dawn, 85
Almond, Two Faiths, One Banner, 98
Amarcius, Satires. Eupolemius, 50
American Madness, 65
American Oracle, 4
Americans All, 101
Annotated Emerson, 20
Anointed, 27
Aristotle, Problems, 53
Art and Craft of International…, 103
Art of the Sonnet, 85
Arthropod Brains, 64
Atlantic Creoles in the Age of Revolutions, 100
Austen, Persuasion, 16
Backhouse, Capitalist Revolutionar y, 18
Baier, Pursuits of Philosophy, 41
Bailyn, Soundings in Atlantic Histor y, 97
Balkin, Living Originalism, 23
Battle of Adwa, 13
Bear, 11
Beardsley, Landscape Body Dwelling, 72
Becoming Dickens, 7
Being There, 46
Bellah, Religion in Human Evolution, 3
Belting, Florence and Baghdad, 17
Beyhaqi, History of Beyhaqi, 81
Bilakovics, Democracy without Politics, 69
Bindman, Image of the Black in Western Art, 30
Blight, American Oracle, 4
Block, Crucible of Consent, 69
Bodansky, Art and Craft of International…, 103
Bodman, Poetics of Iblīs, 80
Body of John Merr yman, 42
Boon, Proceedings of the Har vard Celtic…, 82
Boone, Collecting the Pre-Columbian Past, 74
Boone, Their Way of Writing, 72
Brain Storm, 87
Brandom, Perspectives on Pragmatism, 61
Brokers of Empire, 77
Burt, Art of the Sonnet, 85
Busquets, Deconstruction/Construction, 71
Byzantine Settlement in Cappadocia, 73
Capitalist Revolutionar y, 18
Case for Irony, 60
Cassidy, Short Histor y of Physics…, 63
Casualties of Credit, 58
Categories of the Temporal, 61
Chivalr y in Medieval England, 28
Church Militant, 56
Clark, Moscow, the Fourth Rome, 36
Cohen, Teaching and Its Predicaments, 48
Collapse of American Criminal Justice, 25
Collecting the Pre-Columbian Past, 74
Colored Cosmopolitanism, 54
Condemnation of Blackness, 95
Cosgrove, Swarts Ruin, 75
Crisis in Energy Policy, 49
Crisis of Capitalist Democracy, 89
Crucible of Consent, 69
Cuban Economic and Social Development, 71
Darley, Vesuvius, 34
Davis, Being There, 46
D’Elia, Sudden Terror, 103
de Waal, Primate Mind, 64
Deconstruction/Construction, 71
Democracy without Politics, 69
Dempsey, Early Renaissance and Vernacular…, 59
Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation…, 2
Depth, 101
Design for Liberty, 26
Deutch, Crisis in Energy Policy, 49
Deutsch, Jewish Dark Continent, 39
Dillehay, Tombs for the Living, 74
Dinosaur in a Haystack, 92
Domínguez, Cuban Economic and Social…, 71
Douglas-Fairhurst, Becoming Dickens, 7
Dow, Saturday Is for Funerals, 89
Dowling, Retina, 65
Drew, Machu Picchu, 34
Dropping Out, 47
Duel at Dawn, 85
Early Renaissance and Vernacular Culture, 59
Eddé, Saladin, 21
Edgar, Vulgate Bible, 51
Emerson, Annotated Emerson, 20
Empire and Under world, 57
Ephesus, 70
Epstein, Design for Liberty, 26
Ethical Project, 62
Evolution, 91
Evolution of Childhood, 84
Explore Har vard, 29
Faces of Per fect Ebony, 55
Farbaky, Italy and Hungar y, 70
Feimster, Southern Horrors, 96
Ferguson, Shock of the Global, 87
Florence and Baghdad, 17
Ford, Settler Sovereignty, 102
Founding Fathers v. the People, 68
Freedom Struggles, 100
Frenk, Health Professionals for a New Centur y, 80
Friedlander, Walter Benjamin, 62
Fruit, the Tree, and the Serpent, 98
Full House, 92
Galen, Method of Medicine, 52
Galileo’s Muse, 15
Gigante, Keats Brothers, 10
Goldhill, Temple of Jerusalem, 94
Gould, Dinosaur in a Haystack, 92
Gould, Full House, 92
Gould, Hedgehog, the Fox, and…, 93
Gould, I Have Landed, 93
Gould, Leonardo’s Mountain of Clams…, 93
Gould, Lying Stones of Marrakech, 93
Gould, Questioning the Millennium, 92
Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire, 84
Gregor y, Unintended Reformation, 6
Greve, Upside-Down Constitution, 67
Guldi, Roads to Power, 57
Hajj, 32
Hartog, Someday All This Will Be Yours, 38
Har vard Public Affairs, Explore Har vard, 29
Har vard Sampler, 33
Health Professionals for a New Centur y, 80
Hebrew Republic, 99
Hedgehog, the Fox, and the Magister’s Pox, 93
Heinrich, Nesting Season, 86
Hinderaker, Two Hendricks, 102
Histories of Polybius, 53
Histories of Richer of Saint-Rémi, 51
History of Beyhaqi, 81
Hosking, Russia and the Russians, 96
How Economics Shapes Science, 66
Hoyt, Long Shot, 63
I Have Landed, 93
Ianziti, Writing Histor y in Renaissance Italy, 59
Ideological Origins of American Federalism, 99
Image of the Black in Western Art, 30
In a Sea of Bitterness, 35
Invasion of the Body, 12
Invention of Law in the West, 58
Invisible Romans, 19
Isbell, Fruit, the Tree, and the Serpent, 98
Italy and Hungar y, 70
Jardim, Mauthausen Trial, 37
JAYA, 81
Jenkyns, Westminster Abbey, 94
Jewish Dark Continent, 39
Joiner, Myths about Suicide, 86
Jonas, Battle of Adwa, 13
Jordan-Young, Brain Storm, 87
Journal of Legal Analysis, 68
Keats Brothers, 10
King, Founding Fathers v. the People, 68
Kitcher, Ethical Project, 62
Knapp, Invisible Romans, 19
Koh, Northern Alternative, 79
Konner, Evolution of Childhood, 84
Kowalski, Twin Tollans, 73
Kuhn, Age of Confucian Rule, 97
LaCroix, Ideological Origins of American…, 99
Lake Views, 91
Lambert, Planning Armageddon, 56
Landers, Atlantic Creoles in the Age…, 100
Landscape Body Dwelling, 72
Lear, Case for Irony, 60
Lentz-Smith, Freedom Struggles, 100
Leonardo’s Mountain of Clams and…, 93
Liu, No Enemies, No Hatred, 1
Living Originalism, 23
Long Shot, 63
Luttwak, Grand Strategy of the Byzantine…, 84
Lying Stones of Marrakech, 93
Machu Picchu, 34
Maclachlan, People’s Post Office, 76
Maclure, Secularism and Freedom…, 40
Macroeconomics Beyond the NAIRU, 66
Mariani, Church Militant, 56
Martens, Promise of Memor y, 60
Mauthausen Trial, 37
McGinty, Body of John Merr yman, 42
McGrath, JAYA, 81
McGurl, Program Era, 90
McMeekin, Russian Origins of the First…, 5
Meng, Shattered Spaces, 44
Merchant. The Braggart Soldier…, 52
Method of Medicine, 52
Molineux, Faces of Per fect Ebony, 55
Money Doctors from Japan, 76
Moscow, the Fourth Rome, 36
Muhammad, Condemnation of Blackness, 95
Müller, Our Fritz, 55
Myths about Suicide, 86
Nathans, To Free a Family, 14
Nelson, Hebrew Republic, 99
Nesting Season, 86
No Enemies, No Hatred, 1
Noll, American Madness, 65
Northern Alternative, 79
On Rereading, 8
Our Fritz, 55
Ousterhout, Byzantine Settlement in…, 73
Pastoureau, Bear, 11
Pellizzi, RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics, 75
People’s Courts, 43
People’s Post Office, 76
Perspectives on Pragmatism, 61
Persuasion, 16
Peterson, Galileo’s Muse, 15
Peterson, Saving Schools, 90
Petrarch, Sonnets and Shorter Poems, 45
Planning Armageddon, 56
Plautus, Merchant. The Braggart Soldier…, 52
Plokhy, Poltava 1709, 82
Poetics of Iblīs, 80
Poltava 1709, 82
Polybius, Histories, 53
Pomfret, Age of Equality, 24
Porter, Hajj, 32
Posner, Crisis of Capitalist Democracy, 89
Primate Mind, 64
Problems, 53
Proceedings of the Har vard Celtic…, 82
Program Era, 90
Promise of Memor y, 60
Pursuits of Philosophy, 41
Questioning the Millennium, 92
Ramseyer, Journal of Legal Analysis, 68
Reading North Korea, 77
Reinert, Translating Empire, 67
Religion in Human Evolution, 3
RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics, 75
Retina, 65
Richer of Saint-Rémi, Histories, 51
Roads to Power, 57
Rödl, Categories of the Temporal, 61
Rumberger, Dropping Out, 47
Ruse, Evolution, 91
Russia and the Russians, 96
Russian Origins of the First World War, 5
Ryang, Reading North Korea, 77
Saladin, 21
Satires. Eupolemius, 50
Saturday Is for Funerals, 89
Saul, Chivalr y in Medieval England, 28
Saving Schools, 90
Schiavone, Invention of Law in the West, 58
Schiltz, Money Doctors from Japan, 76
Schoppa, In a Sea of Bitterness, 35
Secularism and Freedom of Conscience, 40
Selig, Americans All, 101
Ser vice, Trotsky, 88
Settler Sovereignty, 102
Shattered Spaces, 44
Shephard, Har vard Sampler, 33
Shock of the Global, 87
Short Histor y of Physics in the American…, 63
Shugerman, People’s Courts, 43
Sideris, Ephesus, 70
Slate, Colored Cosmopolitanism, 54
Someday All This Will Be Yours, 38
Sonnets and Shorter Poems, 45
Soundings in Atlantic Histor y, 97
Southern Horrors, 96
Spacks, On Rereading, 8
Spieler, Empire and Under world, 57
Spivak, Aesthetic Education in the Era…, 22
Stephan, How Economics Shapes Science, 66
Stephens, Anointed, 27
Stevenson, With Our Backs to the Wall, 9
Storm, Macroeconomics Beyond the NAIRU, 66
Strausfeld, Arthropod Brains, 64
Strevens, Depth, 101
Stuntz, Collapse of American Criminal…, 25
Sudden Terror, 103
Swarts Ruin, 75
Teaching and Its Predicaments, 48
Temple of Jerusalem, 94
Ten Thousand Scrolls, 78
Their Way of Writing, 72
Thirty Years War, 83
Tian, Visionar y Journeys, 79
Tilney, Invasion of the Body, 12
To Free a Family, 14
Tombs for the Living, 74
Toward a Histor y Beyond Borders, 78
Translating Empire, 67
Trotsky, 88
Tuck, We Ain’t What We Ought To Be, 88
Twin Tollans, 73
Two Faiths, One Banner, 98
Two Hendricks, 102
Uchida, Brokers of Empire, 77
Unintended Reformation, 6
Upside-Down Constitution, 67
Vesuvius, 34
Visionar y Journeys, 79
Vogel, Deng Xiaoping and…, 2
Vulgate Bible, 51
Walter Benjamin, 62
Wang, Ten Thousand Scrolls, 78
We Ain’t What We Ought To Be, 88
Weinberg, Lake Views, 91
Wennerlind, Casualties of Credit, 58
Westminster Abbey, 94
Wilson, Thirty Years War, 83
With Our Backs to the Wall, 9
Writing Histor y in Renaissance Italy, 59
Yang, Toward a Histor y Beyond Borders, 78
Zhivago’s Children, 95
Zubok, Zhivago’s Children, 95
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hermans@acadbookprom.nl
In Germany, Austria, Switzerland,
Italy, Spain & Portugal:
Uwe Lüdemann
Schleiermacherstr. 8
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
TEL: +49-30-69508189
FAX: +49-30-69508190
mail@uwe-luedemann.de
In Pakistan:
Saleem Malik
World Press
27/A, Al-Firdous Ave.
Faiz Road Muslim Town
Lahore, 54600, Pakistan
TEL: +042-3588-1617
worldpress@gmail.com
In Poland, Hungary, Slovenia,
the Czech Republic, Slovakia,
Croatia, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia,
Estonia, Romania, Serbia, Albania,
& Bosnia & Herzegovina:
Ewa Ledochowicz
PO Box 8
05-520 Konstancin-Jeziorna
Poland
TEL: + 4822 754 1764 FAX: + 4822 756 4572
e.ledochowicz@adtv.pl
In Southern Africa:
Cory Voigt
Palgrave
Private Bag X19
Northlands (Johannesburg)
2116 South Africa
TEL: +27 11 731 3300 FAX: +27 11 731 3569
palgrave@macmillan.co.za
In Africa (including Cameroon,
Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya,
Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda,
Tanzania, Uganda, & Zambia):
Tony Moggach (IMA)
14 York Rise
London NW5 1ST, England
TEL: +44 (0) 207 267 8054
FAX: +44 (0) 207 485 8462
tony.moggach@moggach.demon.co.uk
In India:
For sales enquires please contact Richard Howells,
rhowells@harvardup.co.uk
For promotion and marketing enquiries please
contact Rebekah White, rwhite@harvardup.co.uk
In Iran:
Mr. Farhad Maftoon
Jahan Adib Publishing
1st Floor, No 12, Behesht-Aaeen Alley
Davazdah-e-Farvardin St.
Enghelab Ave., Tehran 13149-63951 Iran
TEL: +98 (0)21- 6696 9111 - 6697 1329 - 66412126
& 7
TEL/FAX: +98 (0) 21 66971329
Cell: +98 (0) 912 114 0671
maftoon@neda.net
www.jahanadib.com
In Cyprus, Jordan, Malta,
Morocco, Tunisia, & Turkey:
Claire de Gruchy
Avicenna Partnership Ltd.
PO Box 484
Oxford OX2 9W Q, England
TEL: +44 (0) 7771 887843
claire_degruchy@yahoo.co.uk
In Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait,
Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Qatar,
Saudi Arabia, Syria,
Sudan, UAE, & Yemen:
Bill Kennedy
Avicenna Partnership Ltd.
PO Box 484
Oxford OX2 9W Q, England
TEL: +44 (0) 7802 244457
FAX: +44 (0) 1387 247375
bill.kennedy@btinternet.com
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