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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

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

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

Historical DynamicsWhy States Rise and Fall

Historical Dynamics: Why States Rise and Fall

Peter Turchin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691180779
eISBN:
9781400889310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180779.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Many historical processes are dynamic. Populations grow and decline. Empires expand and collapse. Religions spread and wither. Natural scientists have made great strides in understanding dynamical ... More

The Making of the Ancient Greek EconomyInstitutions, Markets, and Growth in the City-States

The Making of the Ancient Greek Economy: Institutions, Markets, and Growth in the City-States

Alain Bresson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183411
eISBN:
9781400852451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183411.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This comprehensive introduction to the ancient Greek economy revolutionizes our understanding of the subject and its possibilities. The book combines a thorough knowledge of ancient sources with ... More

A Sacred Space Is Never EmptyA History of Soviet Atheism

A Sacred Space Is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism

Victoria Smolkin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691174273
eISBN:
9781400890101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174273.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

When the Bolsheviks set out to build a new world in the wake of the Russian Revolution, they expected religion to die off. Soviet power used a variety of tools—from education to propaganda to ... More

ScurvyThe Disease of Discovery

Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery

Jonathan Lamb

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691182933
eISBN:
9781400884544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182933.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Scurvy, a disease often associated with long stretches of maritime travel, generated sensations exceeding the standard of what was normal. Eyes dazzled, skin was morbidly sensitive, emotions veered ... More

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