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Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

John Boardman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181752
eISBN:
9780691184043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181752.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book looks beyond the life of Alexander the Great in order to examine the astonishing range of Alexanders created by generations of authors, historians, and artists throughout the world, from ... More

Bankers and Bolsheviks

Bankers and Bolsheviks

Hassan Malik

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691170169
eISBN:
9780691185002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170169.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Following an unprecedented economic boom fed by foreign investment, the Russian Revolution triggered the worst sovereign default in history. This book tells the dramatic story of this boom and bust, ... More

The Birth of Modern Belief

The Birth of Modern Belief

Ethan H. Shagan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174747
eISBN:
9780691184944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174747.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book traces the history of belief in the Christian West from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, revealing for the first time how a distinctively modern category of belief came into being. The ... More

The Cash Ceiling

The Cash Ceiling

Nicholas Carnes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182001
eISBN:
9780691184203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182001.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Why are Americans governed by the rich? Millionaires make up only three percent of the public but control all three branches of the federal government. How did this happen? What stops lower-income ... 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

City of Beginnings

City of Beginnings

Robyn Creswell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182186
eISBN:
9780691185149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182186.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book is an exploration of modernism in Arabic poetry, a movement that emerged in Beirut during the 1950s and became the most influential and controversial Arabic literary development of the ... More

Creatures of Cain

Creatures of Cain

Erika Lorraine Milam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181882
eISBN:
9780691185095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181882.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

After World War II, the question of how to define a universal human nature took on new urgency. This book charts the rise and precipitous fall in Cold War America of a theory that attributed man's ... 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

Darwin's Unfinished Symphony

Darwin's Unfinished Symphony

Kevin N. Laland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182810
eISBN:
9780691184470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182810.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Humans possess an extraordinary capacity for cultural production, from the arts and language to science and technology. How did the human mind—and the uniquely human ability to devise and transmit ... 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

Exile, Statelessness, and Migration

Exile, Statelessness, and Migration

Seyla Benhabib

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691167251
eISBN:
9780691184234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167251.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book explores the intertwined lives, careers, and writings of a group of prominent Jewish intellectuals during the mid-twentieth century—in particular, Theodor Adorno, Hannah Arendt, Walter ... More

Forging the Franchise

Forging the Franchise

Dawn Langan Teele

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691180267
eISBN:
9780691184272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180267.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

In the 1880s, women were barred from voting in all national-level elections, but by 1920 they were going to the polls in nearly thirty countries. What caused this massive change? Contrary to ... More

The Internet Trap

The Internet Trap

Matthew Hindman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691159263
eISBN:
9780691184074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159263.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The Internet was supposed to fragment audiences and make media monopolies impossible. Instead, behemoths like Google and Facebook now dominate the time we spend online—and grab all the profits from ... More

Journalists between Hitler and Adenauer

Journalists between Hitler and Adenauer

Volker R. Berghahn

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179636
eISBN:
9780691185071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179636.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book takes an in-depth look at German journalism from the late Weimar period through the postwar decades. Illuminating the roles played by journalists in the media metropolis of Hamburg, the ... More

Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals

Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals

Tarek El-Ariss

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181936
eISBN:
9780691184913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181936.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In recent years, Arab activists have confronted authoritarian regimes both on the street and online, leaking videos and exposing atrocities, and demanding political rights. This book situates these ... More

The Making of the Medieval Middle East

The Making of the Medieval Middle East

Jack Tannous

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179094
eISBN:
9780691184166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179094.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

In the second half of the first millennium CE, the Christian Middle East fractured irreparably into competing churches and Arabs conquered the region, setting in motion a process that would lead to ... More

The Miraculous Flying House of Loreto

The Miraculous Flying House of Loreto

Karin Vélez

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174006
eISBN:
9780691184494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174006.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In 1295, a house fell from the evening sky onto an Italian coastal road by the Adriatic Sea. Inside, awestruck locals encountered the Virgin Mary, who explained that this humble mud-brick structure ... More

Newton the Alchemist

Newton the Alchemist

William Newman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174877
eISBN:
9780691185033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174877.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

When Isaac Newton's alchemical papers surfaced at a Sotheby's auction in 1936, the quantity and seeming incoherence of the manuscripts were shocking. No longer the exemplar of Enlightenment ... More

A People's Constitution

A People's Constitution

Rohit De

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174433
eISBN:
9780691185132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174433.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

It has long been contended that the Indian Constitution of 1950, a document in English created by elite consensus, has had little influence on India's greater population. Drawing upon the previously ... More

Ptolemy's Philosophy

Ptolemy's Philosophy

Jacqueline Feke

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179582
eISBN:
9780691184036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179582.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The Greco-Roman mathematician Claudius Ptolemy is one of the most significant figures in the history of science. He is remembered today for his astronomy, but his philosophy is almost entirely lost ... More

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