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Apocalyptic GeographiesReligion, Media, and the American Landscape

Apocalyptic Geographies: Religion, Media, and the American Landscape

Jerome Tharaud

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691200101
eISBN:
9780691203263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691200101.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In nineteenth-century America, “apocalypse” referred not to the end of the world but to sacred revelation, and “geography” meant both the physical landscape and its representation in printed maps, ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life on MarsWhat to Know Before We Go

Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go

David A. Weintraub

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691209258
eISBN:
9780691209265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691209258.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Does life exist on Mars? The question has captivated humans for centuries, but today it has taken on new urgency. As space agencies gear up to send the first manned missions to the Red Planet, we ... 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

Why Nationalism

Why Nationalism

Yael Tamir

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691210780
eISBN:
9780691212050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691210780.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Around the world today, nationalism is back—and it's often deeply troubling. Populist politicians exploit nationalism for authoritarian, chauvinistic, racist, and xenophobic purposes, reinforcing the ... More

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