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American MirrorThe United States and Brazil in the Age of Emancipation

American Mirror: The United States and Brazil in the Age of Emancipation

Roberto Saba

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691190747
eISBN:
9780691205359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190747.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In the nineteenth century, the United States and Brazil were the largest slave societies in the Western world. The former enslaved approximately four million people, the latter nearly two million. ... More

Hannah Arendt and Isaiah BerlinFreedom, Politics and Humanity

Hannah Arendt and Isaiah Berlin: Freedom, Politics and Humanity

Kei Hiruta

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691182261
eISBN:
9780691226132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182261.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Two of the most iconic thinkers of the twentieth century, Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) and Isaiah Berlin (1909–1997) fundamentally disagreed on central issues in politics, history and philosophy. In ... More

The Roman Republic of LettersScholarship, Philosophy, and Politics in the Age of Cicero and Caesar

The Roman Republic of Letters: Scholarship, Philosophy, and Politics in the Age of Cicero and Caesar

Katharina Volk

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691193878
eISBN:
9780691224343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193878.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book explores a fascinating chapter of intellectual history, focusing on the literary senators of the mid-first century BCE who came to blows over the future of Rome even as they debated ... More

Jews and Their Roman RivalsPagan Rome's Challenge to Israel

Jews and Their Roman Rivals: Pagan Rome's Challenge to Israel

Katell Berthelot

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691199290
eISBN:
9780691220420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691199290.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Throughout their history, Jews have lived under a succession of imperial powers, from Assyria and Babylonia to Persia and the Hellenistic kingdoms. This book shows how the Roman Empire posed a unique ... More

The Trials of OrpheusPoetry, Science, and the Early Modern Sublime

The Trials of Orpheus: Poetry, Science, and the Early Modern Sublime

Jenny C. Mann

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691219226
eISBN:
9780691219233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691219226.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In ancient Greek mythology, the lyrical songs of Orpheus charmed the gods, and compelled animals, rocks, and trees to obey his commands. This mythic power inspired Renaissance philosophers and poets ... More

What Makes Us SmartThe Computational Logic of Human Cognition

What Makes Us Smart: The Computational Logic of Human Cognition

Samuel Gershman

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691205717
eISBN:
9780691225999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691205717.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

At the heart of human intelligence rests a fundamental puzzle: How are we incredibly smart and stupid at the same time? No existing machine can match the power and flexibility of human perception, ... More

Agents of ReformChild Labor and the Origins of the Welfare State

Agents of Reform: Child Labor and the Origins of the Welfare State

Elisabeth Anderson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691220895
eISBN:
9780691220918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691220895.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The beginnings of the modern welfare state are often traced to the late nineteenth-century labor movement and to policymakers' efforts to appeal to working-class voters. But this book shows that the ... More

Extraction Ecologies and the Literature of the Long Exhaustion

Extraction Ecologies and the Literature of the Long Exhaustion

Elizabeth Carolyn Miller

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691205533
eISBN:
9780691230559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691205533.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The 1830s to the 1930s saw the rise of large-scale industrial mining in the British imperial world. This book examines how literature of this era reckoned with a new vision of civilization where ... More

A Matter of ObscenityThe Politics of Censorship in Modern England

A Matter of Obscenity: The Politics of Censorship in Modern England

Christopher Hilliard

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691197982
eISBN:
9780691226118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197982.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

For Victorian lawmakers and judges, the question of whether a book should be allowed to circulate freely depended on whether it was sold to readers whose mental and moral capacities were in doubt, by ... More

Unconditional Equals

Unconditional Equals

Anne Phillips

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691210353
eISBN:
9780691226170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691210353.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

For centuries, ringing declarations about all men being created equal appealed to a shared human nature as the reason to consider ourselves equals. But appeals to natural equality invited gradations ... More

Communities of CareThe Social Ethics of Victorian Fiction

Communities of Care: The Social Ethics of Victorian Fiction

Talia Schaffer

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691199634
eISBN:
9780691226514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691199634.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores Victorian fictional representations of care communities, small voluntary groups that coalesce around someone in need. Drawing lessons from Victorian sociality, the book proposes a ... More

Stoic Romanticism and the Ethics of Emotion

Stoic Romanticism and the Ethics of Emotion

Jacob Risinger

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691203430
eISBN:
9780691223117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203430.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Stoic philosophers and Romantic writers might seem to have nothing in common: the ancient Stoics championed the elimination of emotion, and Romantic writers made a bold new case for expression, ... More

New LeftsThe Making of a Radical Tradition

New Lefts: The Making of a Radical Tradition

Terence Renaud

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691220819
eISBN:
9780691220802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691220819.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the 1960s, the radical youth of Western Europe's New Left rebelled against the democratic welfare state and their parents' antiquated politics of reform. It was not the first time an upstart ... More

Shock to the SystemCoups, Elections, and War on the Road to Democratization

Shock to the System: Coups, Elections, and War on the Road to Democratization

Michael K. Miller

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691217000
eISBN:
9780691217017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691217000.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

How do democracies emerge? This book presents a novel theory of democratization that focuses on how events like coups, wars, and elections disrupt autocratic regimes and trigger democratic change. ... More

Theory and CredibilityIntegrating Theoretical and Empirical Social Science

Theory and Credibility: Integrating Theoretical and Empirical Social Science

Scott Ashworth, Christopher R. Berry, and Ethan Bueno de Mesquita

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691213828
eISBN:
9780691215006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691213828.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The credibility revolution, with its emphasis on empirical methods for causal inference, has led to concerns among scholars that the canonical questions about politics and society are being neglected ... More

Juno's AeneidA Battle for Heroic Identity

Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity

Joseph Farrell

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691211169
eISBN:
9780691211176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691211169.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers an entirely new way of understanding the Aeneid. Many scholars regard Vergil's poem as an attempt to combine Homer's Iliad and Odyssey into a single epic. The book challenges this ... More

What Is Religious Authority?Cultivating Islamic Communities in Indonesia

What Is Religious Authority?: Cultivating Islamic Communities in Indonesia

Ismail Fajrie Alatas

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691204314
eISBN:
9780691204291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691204314.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Taking readers from the eighteenth century to today, this book traces the movements of Muslim saints and scholars from Yemen to Indonesia and looks at how they traversed complex cultural settings ... More

Founded in FictionThe Uses of Fiction in the Early United States

Founded in Fiction: The Uses of Fiction in the Early United States

Thomas Koenigs

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691188942
eISBN:
9780691219820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188942.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is the use of fiction? This question preoccupied writers in the early United States, where many cultural authorities insisted that fiction reading would mislead readers about reality. This book ... More

In Humboldt's ShadowA Tragic History of German Ethnology

In Humboldt's Shadow: A Tragic History of German Ethnology

H. Glenn Penny

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691211145
eISBN:
9780691216454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691211145.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

The Berlin Ethnological Museum is one of the world's largest and most important anthropological museums, housing more than a half million objects collected from around the globe. This book tells the ... More

The Philosophical StageDrama and Dialectic in Classical Athens

The Philosophical Stage: Drama and Dialectic in Classical Athens

Joshua Billings

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691205182
eISBN:
9780691211114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691205182.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book offers an innovative approach to ancient Greek literature and thought that places drama at the heart of intellectual history. Drawing on evidence from tragedy and comedy, the book shines ... More

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