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African DominionA New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa

African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa

Michael A. Gomez

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196824
eISBN:
9781400888160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196824.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

Pick up almost any book on early and medieval world history and empire, and where do you find West Africa? On the periphery. This pioneering book tells a different story. Interweaving political and ... More

American BondsHow Credit Markets Shaped a Nation

American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation

Sarah L. Quinn

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691156750
eISBN:
9780691185613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156750.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Federal housing finance policy and mortgage-backed securities have gained widespread attention in recent years because of the 2008 financial crisis, but issues of government credit have been part of ... More

Andalus and SefaradOn Philosophy and Its History in Islamic Spain

Andalus and Sefarad: On Philosophy and Its History in Islamic Spain

Sarah Stroumsa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691176437
eISBN:
9780691195452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176437.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Al-Andalus, the Iberian territory ruled by Islam from the eighth to the fifteenth centuries, was home to a flourishing philosophical culture among Muslims and the Jews who lived in their midst. ... More

The Apple of His EyeConverts from Islam in the Reign of Louis IX

The Apple of His Eye: Converts from Islam in the Reign of Louis IX

William Chester Jordan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691190112
eISBN:
9780691192635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190112.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The thirteenth century brought new urgency to Catholic efforts to convert non-Christians, and no Catholic ruler was more dedicated to this undertaking than King Louis IX of France. His military ... More

Arithmetic and GeometryTen Years in Alpbach (AMS-202)

Arithmetic and Geometry: Ten Years in Alpbach (AMS-202)

Gisbert Wüstholz and Clemens Fuchs (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691193779
eISBN:
9780691197548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193779.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This book presents highlights of recent work in arithmetic algebraic geometry by some of the world's leading mathematicians. Together, these 2016 lectures—which were delivered in celebration of the ... More

The Art of Being GovernedEveryday Politics in Late Imperial China

The Art of Being Governed: Everyday Politics in Late Imperial China

Michael Szonyi

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197241
eISBN:
9781400888887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197241.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

How did ordinary people in the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) deal with the demands of the state? This book explores the myriad ways that families fulfilled their obligations to provide a soldier to the ... More

Beating the OddsJump-Starting Developing Countries

Beating the Odds: Jump-Starting Developing Countries

Justin Yifu Lin and Célestin Monga

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691192338
eISBN:
9781400884681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192338.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Countries that ignite a process of rapid economic growth almost always do so while lacking what experts say are the essential preconditions for development, such as good infrastructure and ... More

Black LandImperial Ethiopianism and African America

Black Land: Imperial Ethiopianism and African America

Nadia Nurhussein

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190969
eISBN:
9780691194134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190969.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This is the first book to explore how African American writing and art engaged with visions of Ethiopia during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As the only African nation, with the ... More

Byzantine Matters

Byzantine Matters

Averil Cameron

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196855
eISBN:
9781400850099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196855.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

For many, Byzantium remains byzantine—obscure, marginal, difficult. Despite the efforts of some recent historians, prejudices still deform understanding of the Byzantine civilization, often reducing ... More

California Greenin'How the Golden State Became an Environmental Leader

California Greenin': How the Golden State Became an Environmental Leader

David Vogel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196176
eISBN:
9781400889594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196176.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Over the course of its 150-year history, California has successfully protected its scenic wilderness areas, restricted coastal oil drilling, regulated automobile emissions, preserved coastal access, ... More

Caliphate RedefinedThe Mystical Turn in Ottoman Political Thought

Caliphate Redefined: The Mystical Turn in Ottoman Political Thought

Hüseyin Yilmaz

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197135
eISBN:
9781400888047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197135.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The medieval theory of the caliphate, epitomized by the Abbasids (750–1258), was the construct of jurists who conceived it as a contractual leadership of the Muslim community in succession to the ... More

Changing PlacesThe Science and Art of New Urban Planning

Changing Places: The Science and Art of New Urban Planning

John MacDonald, Charles Branas, and Robert Stokes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195216
eISBN:
9780691197791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195216.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The design of every aspect of the urban landscape—from streets and sidewalks to green spaces, mass transit, and housing—fundamentally influences the health and safety of the communities who live ... More

Christianity in the Twentieth CenturyA World History

Christianity in the Twentieth Century: A World History

Brian Stanley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196848
eISBN:
9781400890316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196848.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book charts the transformation of one of the world's great religions during an age marked by world wars, genocide, nationalism, decolonization, and powerful ideological currents, many of them ... More

Citizenship 2.0Dual Nationality as a Global Asset

Citizenship 2.0: Dual Nationality as a Global Asset

Yossi Harpaz

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691194066
eISBN:
9780691194578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691194066.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book focuses on an important yet overlooked dimension of globalization: the steady rise in the legitimacy and prevalence of dual citizenship. Demand for dual citizenship is particularly high in ... More

Climbing Mount LaurelThe Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb

Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb

Douglas S. Massey, Len Albright, Rebecca Casciano, Elizabeth Derickson, and David N. Kinsey

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196138
eISBN:
9781400846047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196138.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Under the New Jersey State Constitution as interpreted by the State Supreme Court in 1975 and 1983, municipalities are required to use their zoning authority to create realistic opportunities for a ... More

The Contentious Public SphereLaw, Media, and Authoritarian Rule in China

The Contentious Public Sphere: Law, Media, and Authoritarian Rule in China

Ya-Wen Lei

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196145
eISBN:
9781400887941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196145.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Since the mid-2000s, public opinion and debate in China have become increasingly common and consequential, despite the ongoing censorship of speech and regulation of civil society. How did this ... More

Creating a ConstitutionLaw, Democracy, and Growth in Ancient Athens

Creating a Constitution: Law, Democracy, and Growth in Ancient Athens

Federica Carugati

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195636
eISBN:
9780691198712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195636.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

We live in an era of constitution-making. More than half of the world's constitutions have been drafted in the past half-century. Yet, one question still eludes theorists and practitioners alike: how ... More

Democratic Equality

Democratic Equality

James Lindley Wilson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190914
eISBN:
9780691194141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190914.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Democracy establishes relationships of political equality, ones in which citizens equally share authority over what they do together and respect one another as equals. But in today's divided public ... More

A Different Kind of AnimalHow Culture Transformed Our Species

A Different Kind of Animal: How Culture Transformed Our Species

Robert Boyd

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195902
eISBN:
9781400888528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195902.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Human beings have evolved to become the most dominant species on Earth. This astonishing transformation is usually explained in terms of cognitive ability—people are just smarter than all the rest. ... More

Dissident RabbiThe Life of Jacob Sasportas

Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas

Yaacob Dweck

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691183572
eISBN:
9780691189949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183572.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In 1665, Sabbetai Zevi, a self-proclaimed Messiah with a mass following throughout the Ottoman Empire and Europe, announced that the redemption of the world was at hand. As Jews everywhere rejected ... More

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