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The Age of QuestionsOr, A First Attempt at an Aggregate History of the Eastern, Social, Woman, American, Jewish, Polish, Bullion, Tuberculosis, and Many Other Questions over the Nineteenth Century, and Beyond

The Age of Questions: Or, A First Attempt at an Aggregate History of the Eastern, Social, Woman, American, Jewish, Polish, Bullion, Tuberculosis, and Many Other Questions over the Nineteenth Century, and Beyond

Holly Case

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691131153
eISBN:
9781400890217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691131153.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the early nineteenth century, a new age began: the age of questions. In the Eastern and Belgian questions, as much as in the slavery, worker, social, woman, and Jewish questions, contemporaries ... More

The Beginnings of Philosophy in Greece

The Beginnings of Philosophy in Greece

Maria Michela Sassi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691180502
eISBN:
9781400889761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180502.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

How can we talk about the beginnings of philosophy today? How can we avoid the conventional opposition of mythology and the dawn of reason and instead explore the multiple styles of thought that ... More

Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States

Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States

Seth Perry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691179131
eISBN:
9781400889402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179131.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book is a wide-ranging exploration of the place of the Christian Bible in America in the decades after the Revolution. Attending to both theoretical concerns about the nature of scriptures and ... More

Causation in Science

Causation in Science

Yemima Ben-Menahem

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691174938
eISBN:
9781400889297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174938.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores the role of causal constraints in science, shifting our attention from causal relations between individual events—the focus of most philosophical treatments of causation—to a broad ... More

Christian Martyrs under IslamReligious Violence and the Making of the Muslim World

Christian Martyrs under Islam: Religious Violence and the Making of the Muslim World

Christian C. Sahner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691179100
eISBN:
9780691184180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179100.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

How did the medieval Middle East transform from a majority-Christian world to a majority-Muslim world, and what role did violence play in this process? This book explains how Christians across the ... More

The Constitution of Ancient China

The Constitution of Ancient China

Su Li

Zhang Yongle and Daniel A. Bell (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691171593
eISBN:
9781400889778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171593.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

How was the vast ancient Chinese empire brought together and effectively ruled? What are the historical origins of the resilience of contemporary China's political system? This book examines the ways ... More

Does Judaism Condone Violence?Holiness and Ethics in the Jewish Tradition

Does Judaism Condone Violence?: Holiness and Ethics in the Jewish Tradition

Alan L. Mittleman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691174235
eISBN:
9780691184326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174235.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

We live in an age beset by religiously inspired violence. Terms such as “holy war” are the stock-in-trade of the evening news. But what is the relationship between holiness and violence? Can acts ... More

Epistemology

Epistemology

Ernest Sosa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183268
eISBN:
9781400883059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183268.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this concise book, one of the world's leading epistemologists provides a sophisticated, revisionist introduction to the problem of knowledge in Western philosophy. Modern and contemporary accounts ... More

Ernst KantorowiczA Life

Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Robert E. Lerner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This is the first complete biography of Ernst Kantorowicz (1895–1963), an influential and controversial German– American intellectual whose colorful and dramatic life intersected with many of the ... More

Failing in the FieldWhat We Can Learn When Field Research Goes Wrong

Failing in the Field: What We Can Learn When Field Research Goes Wrong

Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183138
eISBN:
9781400883615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183138.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

All across the social sciences, from development economics to political science departments, researchers are going into the field to collect data and learn about the world. While much has been gained ... More

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