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The Imam of the ChristiansThe World of Dionysius of Tel-Mahre, c. 750-850

The Imam of the Christians: The World of Dionysius of Tel-Mahre, c. 750-850

Philip Wood

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691212791
eISBN:
9780691219950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691212791.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book examines how Christian leaders adopted and adapted the political practices and ideas of their Muslim rulers between 750 and 850 in the Abbasid caliphate in the Jazira (modern eastern Turkey ... More

Uncivil MirthRidicule in Enlightenment Britain

Uncivil Mirth: Ridicule in Enlightenment Britain

Ross Carroll

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691182551
eISBN:
9780691220536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182551.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

The relaxing of censorship in Britain at the turn of the eighteenth-century led to an explosion of satires, caricatures, and comic hoaxes. This new vogue for ridicule unleashed moral panic and ... More

By Executive OrderBureaucratic Management and the Limits of Presidential Power

By Executive Order: Bureaucratic Management and the Limits of Presidential Power

Andrew Rudalevige

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691194363
eISBN:
9780691203713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691194363.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The president of the United States is commonly thought to wield extraordinary personal power through the issuance of executive orders. In fact, the vast majority of such orders are proposed by ... More

In My Time of DyingA History of Death and the Dead in West Africa

In My Time of Dying: A History of Death and the Dead in West Africa

John Parker

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691193151
eISBN:
9780691214900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193151.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

This book is the first detailed history of death and the dead in Africa south of the Sahara. Focusing on a region that is now present-day Ghana, the book explores mortuary cultures and the ... More

FirepowerHow the NRA Turned Gun Owners into a Political Force

Firepower: How the NRA Turned Gun Owners into a Political Force

Matthew J. Lacombe

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691207445
eISBN:
9780691207469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207445.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The National Rifle Association (NRA) is one of the most powerful interest groups in America, and has consistently managed to defeat or weaken proposed gun regulations — even despite widespread public ... More

A Decade of UpheavalThe Cultural Revolution in Rural China

A Decade of Upheaval: The Cultural Revolution in Rural China

Andrew G. Walder and Dong Guoqiang

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691213217
eISBN:
9780691214979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691213217.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This book chronicles the surprising and dramatic political conflicts of a rural Chinese county over the course of the Cultural Revolution. The book uncovers a previously unimagined level of strife in ... More

Forgery and Memory at the End of the First Millennium

Forgery and Memory at the End of the First Millennium

Levi Roach

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691181660
eISBN:
9780691217871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181660.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book takes a fresh look at documentary forgery and historical memory in the Middle Ages. In the tenth and eleventh centuries, religious houses across Europe began falsifying texts to improve ... More

Credit NationProperty Laws and Institutions in Early America

Credit Nation: Property Laws and Institutions in Early America

Claire Priest

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691158761
eISBN:
9780691185651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158761.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Even before the United States became a country, laws prioritizing access to credit set colonial America apart from the rest of the world. This book examines how the drive to expand credit shaped ... More

Accidental FeminismGender Parity and Selective Mobility among India's Professional Elite

Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility among India's Professional Elite

Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691182537
eISBN:
9780691199993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182537.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In India, elite law firms offer a surprising oasis for women within a hostile, predominantly male industry. Less than 10 percent of the country's lawyers are female, but women in the most prestigious ... More

Ideology and International Institutions

Ideology and International Institutions

Erik Voeten

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691207322
eISBN:
9780691207339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207322.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Today's liberal international institutional order is being challenged by the rising power of illiberal states and by domestic political changes inside liberal states. Against such a backdrop, this ... More

The Machine Has a SoulAmerican Sympathy with Italian Fascism

The Machine Has a Soul: American Sympathy with Italian Fascism

Katy Hull

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691208107
eISBN:
9780691208121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691208107.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the interwar years, the United States grappled with economic volatility, and Americans expressed anxieties about a decline in moral values, the erosion of families and communities, and the decay ... More

A Velvet EmpireFrench Informal Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century

A Velvet Empire: French Informal Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century

David Todd

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691171838
eISBN:
9780691205342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171838.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

After Napoleon's downfall in 1815, France embraced a mostly informal style of empire, one that emphasized economic and cultural influence rather than military conquest. This book is a global history ... More

Global Nonlinear Stability of Schwarzschild Spacetime under Polarized Perturbations(AMS-210)

Global Nonlinear Stability of Schwarzschild Spacetime under Polarized Perturbations: (AMS-210)

Jérémie Szeftel and Sergiu Klainerman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691212425
eISBN:
9780691218526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691212425.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

One of the major outstanding questions about black holes is whether they remain stable when subject to small perturbations. An affirmative answer to this question would provide strong theoretical ... More

Dreamworlds of RaceEmpire and the Utopian Destiny of Anglo-America

Dreamworlds of Race: Empire and the Utopian Destiny of Anglo-America

Duncan Bell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691194011
eISBN:
9780691208671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691194011.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Between the late nineteenth century and the First World War an ocean-spanning network of prominent individuals advocated the unification of Britain and the United States. They dreamt of the final ... More

How Civic Action WorksFighting for Housing in Los Angeles

How Civic Action Works: Fighting for Housing in Los Angeles

Paul Lichterman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691177519
eISBN:
9780691200040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177519.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book renews the tradition of inquiry into collective, social problem-solving. The book follows grassroots activists, nonprofit organization staff, and community service volunteers in three ... More

The Autocratic Middle ClassHow State Dependency Reduces the Demand for Democracy

The Autocratic Middle Class: How State Dependency Reduces the Demand for Democracy

Bryn Rosenfeld

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691192185
eISBN:
9780691209777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192185.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Conventional wisdom holds that the rising middle-classes are a force for democracy. Yet in post-Soviet countries like Russia, where the middle-class has grown rapidly, authoritarianism is deepening. ... More

Gangsters and Other StatesmenMafias, Separatists, and Torn States in a Globalized World

Gangsters and Other Statesmen: Mafias, Separatists, and Torn States in a Globalized World

Danilo Mandić

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691187884
eISBN:
9780691200057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691187884.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Separatism has been on the rise across the world since the end of the Cold War, dividing countries through political strife, ethnic conflict, and civil war, and redrawing the political map. This book ... More

Emotion and Virtue

Emotion and Virtue

Gopal Sreenivasan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691134550
eISBN:
9780691208701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134550.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What must a person be like to possess a virtue in full measure? What sort of psychological constitution does one need to be an exemplar of compassion, say, or of courage? Focusing on these two ... More

The Privatized State

The Privatized State

Chiara Cordelli

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691205755
eISBN:
9780691211732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691205755.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Many governmental functions today — from the management of prisons and welfare offices to warfare and financial regulation — are outsourced to private entities. Education and health care are funded ... More

Leviathan on a LeashA Theory of State Responsibility

Leviathan on a Leash: A Theory of State Responsibility

Sean Fleming

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691206462
eISBN:
9780691211282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691206462.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

States are commonly blamed for wars, called on to apologize, held liable for debts and reparations, bound by treaties, and punished with sanctions. But what does it mean to hold a state responsible ... More

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