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Sleepwalking into a New WorldThe Emergence of Italian City Communes in the Twelfth Century

Sleepwalking into a New World: The Emergence of Italian City Communes in the Twelfth Century

Chris Wickham

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691181141
eISBN:
9781400865826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181141.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Amid the disintegration of the Kingdom of Italy in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, a new form of collective government—the commune—arose in the cities of northern and central Italy. This book ... More

Sans-CulottesAn Eighteenth-Century Emblem in the French Revolution

Sans-Culottes: An Eighteenth-Century Emblem in the French Revolution

Michael Sonenscher

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691180809
eISBN:
9781400829026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180809.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This is a bold new history of the sans-culottes and the part they played in the French Revolution. It tells for the first time the real story of the name now usually associated with urban violence ... More

The HoodsCrime and Punishment in Belfast

The Hoods: Crime and Punishment in Belfast

Heather Hamill

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691180687
eISBN:
9781400836734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180687.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

A distinctive feature of the conflict in Northern Ireland over the past forty years has been the way Catholic and Protestant paramilitaries have policed their own communities. This has mainly ... More

The Iranian MetaphysicalsExplorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Alireza Doostdar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

What do the occult sciences, séances with the souls of the dead, and appeals to saintly powers have to do with rationality? Since the late nineteenth century, modernizing intellectuals, religious ... More

Marx's InfernoThe Political Theory of Capital

Marx's Inferno: The Political Theory of Capital

William Clare Roberts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691180816
eISBN:
9781400883707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180816.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book reconstructs the major arguments of Karl Marx's Capital and inaugurates a completely new reading of a seminal classic. Rather than simply a critique of classical political economy, the book ... More

Mathematical Foundations of Quantum MechanicsNew Edition

Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: New Edition

John von Neumann (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691178561
eISBN:
9781400889921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178561.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Quantum mechanics was still in its infancy in 1932 when the young John von Neumann, who would go on to become one of the greatest mathematicians of the twentieth century, published Mathematical ... More

The Opinion of MankindSociability and the Theory of the State from Hobbes to Smith

The Opinion of Mankind: Sociability and the Theory of the State from Hobbes to Smith

Paul Sagar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691178882
eISBN:
9781400889808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178882.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

What is the modern state? Conspicuously undertheorized in recent political theory, this question persistently animated the best minds of the Enlightenment. Recovering David Hume and Adam Smith's ... More

Dining Posture in Ancient RomeBodies, Values, and Status

Dining Posture in Ancient Rome: Bodies, Values, and Status

Matthew B. Roller

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691178004
eISBN:
9781400888245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178004.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

What was really going on at Roman banquets? This book looks at a little-explored feature of Roman culture: dining posture. In ancient Rome, where dining was an indicator of social position as well as ... More

The Plural of UsPoetry and Community in Auden and Others

The Plural of Us: Poetry and Community in Auden and Others

Bonnie Costello

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691172811
eISBN:
9781400887873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172811.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This is the first book to focus on the poet's use of the first-person plural voice—poetry's “we.” Closely exploring the work of W. H. Auden, the book uncovers the trove of thought and feeling carried ... More

The Formative Years of RelativityThe History and Meaning of Einstein's Princeton Lectures

The Formative Years of Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's Princeton Lectures

Jürgen Renn and Hanoch Gutfreund

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174631
eISBN:
9781400888689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174631.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

First published in 1922 and based on lectures delivered in May 1921, Albert Einstein's The Meaning of Relativity offered an overview and explanation of the then new and controversial theory of ... More

The Dancing Lares and the Serpent in the GardenReligion at the Roman Street Corner

The Dancing Lares and the Serpent in the Garden: Religion at the Roman Street Corner

Harriet I. Flower

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175003
eISBN:
9781400888016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175003.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The most pervasive gods in ancient Rome had no traditional mythology attached to them, nor was their worship organized by elites. Throughout the Roman world featured small shrines to the beloved ... More

The Mathematics of Various Entertaining SubjectsResearch in Games, Graphs, Counting, and Complexity, Volume 2

The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Games, Graphs, Counting, and Complexity, Volume 2

Jason Rosenhouse and Jennifer Beineke (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171920
eISBN:
9781400889136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171920.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The history of mathematics is filled with major breakthroughs resulting from solutions to recreational problems. Problems of interest to gamblers led to the modern theory of probability, for example, ... More

Dilemmas of InclusionMuslims in European Politics

Dilemmas of Inclusion: Muslims in European Politics

Rafaela M. Dancygier

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691172590
eISBN:
9781400888108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172590.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

As Europe's Muslim communities continue to grow, so does their impact on electoral politics and the potential for inclusion dilemmas. In vote-rich enclaves, Muslim views on religion, tradition, and ... More

Asteroseismic Data AnalysisFoundations and Techniques

Asteroseismic Data Analysis: Foundations and Techniques

Sarbani Basu and William J. Chaplin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691162928
eISBN:
9781400888207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162928.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Studies of stars and stellar populations, and the discovery and characterization of exoplanets, are being revolutionized by new satellite and telescope observations of unprecedented quality and ... More

The Paradox of VulnerabilityStates, Nationalism, and the Financial Crisis

The Paradox of Vulnerability: States, Nationalism, and the Financial Crisis

John L. Campbell and John A. Hall

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691163260
eISBN:
9781400887958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163260.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Why are small and culturally homogeneous nation-states in the advanced capitalist world so prosperous? Examining how Denmark, Ireland, and Switzerland managed the 2008 financial crisis, this book ... More

MoneyWhence It Came, Where It Went

Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went

John Kenneth Galbraith

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171661
eISBN:
9781400889082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171661.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Money is nothing more than what is commonly exchanged for goods or services, so why has understanding it become so complicated? This book cuts through the confusions surrounding the subject to ... More

Evolutionary Community Ecology

Evolutionary Community Ecology

Mark A. McPeek

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691088778
eISBN:
9781400888214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691088778.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book develops a unified framework for understanding the structure of ecological community and the dynamics of natural selection that shape the evolution of the species inhabiting them. All ... More

Economics in PerspectiveA Critical History

Economics in Perspective: A Critical History

John Kenneth Galbraith

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171647
eISBN:
9781400889075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171647.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book presents a compelling and accessible history of economic ideas, from Aristotle through the twentieth century. Examining theories of the past that have a continuing modern resonance, the ... More

The Culture of Contentment

The Culture of Contentment

John Kenneth Galbraith

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171654
eISBN:
9781400889020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171654.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

The world has become increasingly separated into the haves and have nots. This book shows how a contented class—not the privileged few but the socially and economically advantaged majority—defend ... More

The Arabic FreudPsychoanalysis and Islam in Modern Egypt

The Arabic Freud: Psychoanalysis and Islam in Modern Egypt

Omnia El Shakry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174792
eISBN:
9781400888030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174792.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In 1945, psychologist Yusuf Murad introduced an Arabic term borrowed from the medieval Sufi philosopher and mystic Ibn ʿArabi—al-la-shuʿur—as a translation for Sigmund Freud's concept of the ... More

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