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After VictoryInstitutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars, New Edition

After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars, New Edition

G. John Ikenberry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691169217
eISBN:
9781400880843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169217.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The end of the Cold War was a “big bang” reminiscent of earlier moments after major wars, such as the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 and the end of the world wars in 1919 and 1945. But what do ... More

A Theory of the AphorismFrom Confucius to Twitter

A Theory of the Aphorism: From Confucius to Twitter

Andrew Hui

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691188959
eISBN:
9780691190556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188959.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Aphorisms—or philosophical short sayings—appear everywhere, from Confucius to Twitter, the Buddha to the Bible, Heraclitus to Nietzsche. Yet despite this ubiquity, the aphorism is the least studied ... More

Chasing InnovationMaking Entrepreneurial Citizens in Modern India

Chasing Innovation: Making Entrepreneurial Citizens in Modern India

Lilly Irani

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691175140
eISBN:
9780691189444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175140.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Can entrepreneurs develop a nation, serve the poor, and pursue creative freedom, all while generating economic value? This book shows the contradictions that arise as designers, engineers, and ... More

Eva Palmer SikelianosA Life in Ruins

Eva Palmer Sikelianos: A Life in Ruins

Artemis Leontis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691171722
eISBN:
9780691187907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171722.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This is the first biography to tell the fascinating story of Eva Palmer Sikelianos (1874–1952), an American actor, director, composer, and weaver best known for reviving the Delphic Festivals. Yet, ... More

The Moral Nexus

The Moral Nexus

R. Jay Wallace

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691172170
eISBN:
9780691183923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172170.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book develops and defends a new interpretation of morality—namely, as a set of requirements that connect agents normatively to other persons in a nexus of moral relations. According to this ... More

The Plaid Model(AMS-198)

The Plaid Model: (AMS-198)

Richard Evan Schwartz

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691181387
eISBN:
9780691188997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181387.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Educational Mathematics

Outer billiards provides a toy model for planetary motion and exhibits intricate and mysterious behavior even for seemingly simple examples. It is a dynamical system in which a particle in the plane ... More

The Secular Enlightenment

The Secular Enlightenment

Margaret C. Jacob

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691161327
eISBN:
9780691189123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161327.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This is a panoramic account of the radical ways that life began to change for ordinary people in the age of Locke, Voltaire, and Rousseau. In this book, familiar Enlightenment figures share places ... More

Weil's Conjecture for Function FieldsVolume I (AMS-199)

Weil's Conjecture for Function Fields: Volume I (AMS-199)

Dennis Gaitsgory and Jacob Lurie

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691182148
eISBN:
9780691184432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182148.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Mathematical Finance

A central concern of number theory is the study of local-to-global principles, which describe the behavior of a global field K in terms of the behavior of various completions of K. This book looks at ... More

The Promise and Peril of CreditWhat a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society

The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society

Francesca Trivellato

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691178592
eISBN:
9780691185378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178592.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This book takes an incisive look at pivotal episodes in the West's centuries-long struggle to define the place of private finance in the social and political order. It does so through the lens of a ... More

Democracy and ProsperityReinventing Capitalism through a Turbulent Century

Democracy and Prosperity: Reinventing Capitalism through a Turbulent Century

Torben Iversen and David Soskice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691182735
eISBN:
9780691188874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182735.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It is a widespread view that democracy and the advanced nation-state are in crisis, weakened by globalization and undermined by global capitalism, in turn explaining rising inequality and mounting ... More

The Greek Experience of IndiaFrom Alexander to the Indo-Greeks

The Greek Experience of India: From Alexander to the Indo-Greeks

Richard Stoneman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691154039
eISBN:
9780691185385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154039.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

When the Greeks and Macedonians in Alexander's army reached India in 326 BCE, they entered a new and strange world. They knew a few legends and travelers' tales, but their categories of thought were ... More

The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean WarThe Untold History

The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold History

Monica Kim

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691166223
eISBN:
9780691185040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166223.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Traditional histories of the Korean War have long focused on violations of the thirty-eighth parallel, the line drawn by American and Soviet officials in 1945 dividing the Korean peninsula. But this ... More

Weeping for DidoThe Classics in the Medieval Classroom

Weeping for Dido: The Classics in the Medieval Classroom

Marjorie Curry Woods

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691170800
eISBN:
9780691188744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170800.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Saint Augustine famously “wept for Dido, who killed herself by the sword,” and many later medieval schoolboys were taught to respond in similarly emotional ways to the pain of female characters in ... More

Cult of the IrrelevantThe Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security

Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security

Michael Desch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691181219
eISBN:
9780691184906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181219.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

To mobilize America's intellectual resources to meet the security challenges of the post-9/11 world, US Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates observed that “we must again embrace eggheads and ideas.” ... More

Worldmaking after Empire

Worldmaking after Empire

Adom Getachew

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179155
eISBN:
9780691184340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179155.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Decolonization revolutionized the international order during the twentieth century. Yet standard histories that present the end of colonialism as an inevitable transition from a world of empires to ... More

The European Guilds

The European Guilds

Sheilagh Ogilvie

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691137544
eISBN:
9780691185101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137544.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Guilds ruled many crafts and trades from the Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution, and have always attracted debate and controversy. They were sometimes viewed as efficient institutions that ... More

Time in Ecology

Time in Ecology

Eric Post

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182353
eISBN:
9780691185491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182353.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Ecologists traditionally regard time as part of the background against which ecological interactions play out. This book argues that time should be treated as a resource used by organisms for growth, ... More

Why Not Default?

Why Not Default?

Jerome Roos

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691180106
eISBN:
9780691184937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180106.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

The European debt crisis has rekindled long-standing debates about the power of finance and the fraught relationship between capitalism and democracy in a globalized world. This book unravels a ... More

The Central Asian Economies in the Twenty-First Century

The Central Asian Economies in the Twenty-First Century

Richard Pomfret

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182216
eISBN:
9780691185408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182216.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This book analyzes the Central Asian economies of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, from their buffeting by the commodity boom of the early 2000s to its ... More

Dark Matter Credit

Dark Matter Credit

Philip T. Hoffman, Gilles Postel-Vinay, and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182179
eISBN:
9780691185057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182179.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Prevailing wisdom dictates that without banks countries would be mired in poverty. Yet somehow much of Europe managed to grow rich long before the diffusion of banks. This book draws on centuries of ... More

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