Studies Plato's approach to argumentation, exploring his role as logician, rhetorician, and dialectician in a way that sees these three aspects working together.
Escape from the Pit
Originally published in Hebrew in 1944, this fascinating and moving account may well be the first memoir of the Holocaust.
Growing Up Roosevelt
A granddaughter's intimate portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt at her longtime home of Val-Kill as well as on a diplomatic trip to Europe and the Middle East.
The Republican Hero
Explores the question of whether heroes matter in the modern republic.
Considers how popular Haitian films not only provide entertainment but also help audiences in Haiti and the diaspora think through daily challenges.
Poetics of the Local
Considers how Irish poets have drawn on discourses of locality to articulate new forms of place and belonging amid Ireland’s transforming global identity.
San Mateo de Cangrejos
Establishes the central role of Afro-Puerto Ricans in the island's history and the creation of its capital city, San Juan.
The China Record
Detailed assessment of the People's Republic of China as an alternative mode of political system and as a distinctive model of socioeconomic development.
Searching for Ashoka
Reveals how the persona of India's most famous emperor was constantly reinvented in ancient times to suit a variety of social visions, political agendas, and moral purposes.
The Future of China's Past
Addresses the question of China's rise and what it portends for the future.
Toward a Pragmatist Philosophy of the Humanities
Develops a pragmatist approach to the philosophy of the humanities, interpreting history, literature, and religion in terms of pragmatic realism.
The Many Lives of Yang Zhu
Presents the most important portrayals of the Daoist master Yang Zhu throughout Chinese history, from the Warring States period until today.
Adventures in Chinese Realism
Relates Chinese Realism to contemporary political and ethical challenges, such as in international relations and the morality of the public sector.
Religion and Empire in Portuguese India
Examines the colonization of Goa in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the durability of Portuguese rule.
Hindutva and Violence
Examines the place of history in the political thought of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, one of the key architects of modern Hindu nationalism.
Philosophy as Stranger Wisdom
The first complete intellectual biography of one of the most influential and controversial philosophers of the twentieth century, Leo Strauss.
Jewish Women and the Defense of Palestine
Examines the struggle of Jewish women to join defense and military activities during the decades leading up to the Israeli War of Independence.
The Threefold Struggle
Drawing on the thought of novelist and cultural critic Daniel Quinn, argues it is not too late to free ourselves from a culture in which we are compelled to destroy the world, one another, and even ourselves.
Resist, Organize, Build
Juxtaposes feminist and queer activism in Britain and the United States in the face of resurgent conservatism during the 1980s.
Ecology on the Ground and in the Clouds
Follows Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland as they travel together in South America and then go their separate ways, in the process illustrating two very different ways of understanding humanity's place in the natural world.
Technical Arts in the Han Histories
The first concerted attempt to analyze how the histories Shiji and Hanshu described the technical arts as they were applied in vital areas of the administration of pre-Han and Han China.
The Last Noble Gendarme
Gripping account of the life of the Russian Tsar’s last chief of security and intelligence.
History of Delaware County and Border Wars of New York
A classic history of Delaware County and the border wars written by none other than prominent Gilded Age "Robber Baron" Jay Gould.
Describes the profound social impact of the overthrow of the Thai absolute monarchy in 1932, and explains the importance of democracy in a country long known for authoritarian politics.
The Cultural Power of Personal Objects
Historical and theoretical discussions that describe and reflect on personal objects from a variety of perspectives.
Lore and Verse
Explores how poetry was used to disseminate and interpret history in early medieval China.
Playing Games in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America
Illuminates the ways games—from baseball cards to board games, charades to boxing, and croquet to strategies of war—were integral to nineteenth-century life and culture in the United States and Britain.
Return to Point Zero
Analyzes Turkey’s Kurdish conflict since post-Ottoman nation-building through recent peace attempts, from a novel perspective highlighting the dilemmas of the Turk majority and reshaping our understanding of ethnic conflicts, and offers solutions for a sustainable peace.
Fourteen Italian philosophers reflect on how the global experience of vulnerability and precariousness—of which the Covid-19 pandemic is but one example—compels us to rethink life and collective living.
Drops of Inclusivity
A critical view of race relations on the island of Puerto Rico from 1898 to 1965.
Of an Alien Homecoming
The first book-length study in English of the Heidegger-Hölderlin relation, addressing the tension between Heidegger's political commitments during National Socialism and Hölderlin's ideal of poetic dwelling.
Hollywood Films in North Africa and the Middle East
Traces the circulation of Hollywood films in North Africa and the Middle East from the early twentieth century to the present.
Confessions of a Hayseed DA
An idealistic, occasionally naïve and somewhat irreverent young attorney becomes the District Attorney of Rockland County, New York, in the 1960s and faces the challenges of fighting crime in a rapidly changing world.
Traces literary and social connections among three American women navigating the changing political landscape of 1860s and '70s Italy.
The Haunted History of Pelham, New York
A fascinating fusion of New York history and local folklore sure to send shivers up your spine!
The Archaeology of Inequality
Brings together archaeologists, art historians, sociologists, and classicists to explore the origins and development of unequal relationships in ancient societies.
The Atlantic and Africa
Traces the inner connections between the second slavery in the Americas, slavery in Africa, the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade, and the "Great Transformation" of the nineteenth century world economy.
Uses extensive archival research to explore the manifold contributions of foreign film workers to emerging film industries in Latin America from the 1930s to early 1940s.
Examines English-language Indian newspapers from the mid-nineteenth century and their role in simultaneously sustaining and probing British colonial governance.
The Mughals and the Sufis
Examines the relationship between Mughal political culture and the two dominant strains of Islam's Sufi traditions in South Asia: one centered around orthodoxy, the other focusing on a more accommodating and mystical spirituality.
Friendship and Hospitality
Offers a comparative and deconstructive reading of the cross-cultural encounter between the Jesuits and their Confucian hosts in late Ming China.
The Left Hand of Capital
Original and comprehensive examination of Chilean political and economic development since the end of the Pinochet military regime in 1990.
Vera and the Ambassador
A behind-the-scenes look at diplomacy and international relations in post-communist Eastern Europe.
José María Heredia in New York, 1823–1825
An English translation, with introduction and annotations, of a selection of the letters and verse that José María Heredia (b. Cuba, 1803; d. Mexico, 1839), wrote during his months of political exile in New York from November 1823 to August 1825.
The first volume in English to explore the cultural impact of Haiti on the surrounding Spanish-speaking nations of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.
The Muslim World in Modern South Asia
Sets out the challenges presented to Muslim societies by Western dominance over the past two hundred years, and explores Muslim responses, particularly in the context of South Asia.
Till Kingdom Come
The first book to offer a detailed framework, a fine-grained history, and an analytically nuanced understanding of one of the rarest branches of Hindu worship.
Essays on modern Indian history and the legacy of Partition.
Identities in Flux
Reevaluates the significance of iconic Afro-Brazilian figures, from slavery to post-abolition.
The Impeachment of Governor Sulzer
Brings to life the dramatic and colorful career of William Sulzer (1863–1941), former governor of New York State.
Contesting the Global Order
Examines how events in the Cold War and post–Cold War periods shaped the intellectual projects of Perry Anderson and Immanuel Wallerstein.
Édouard Glissant, Philosopher
Translation of Alexandre Leupin’s award-winning study of Édouard Glissant’s entire work in relation to philosophy.
Calls attention to the political, economic, and cultural interdependence and interaction of global and local forces shaping the Atlantic world of the nineteenth century.
Bringing the Nation Back In
Argues that concern with the nation and national community will be a key factor in redefining twenty-first-century politics.
Suffrage and Its Limits
Reflects on the legacy and limits of suffrage in New York State as a way to understand present-day issues with women's social and political rights, as well proposes ideas for future progress.
Rethinks the role of Indigenous and non-Indigenous interactions in the production of ethnographic museum collections.
Angel on a Freight Train
The story of a nineteenth-century New Yorker’s struggle to reconcile his same-sex erotic desires with his commitment to a Christian life.
Niagaras of Ink
Makes literature of Niagara Falls available to readers with a variety of interests in literature, culture, and place.
Revisits a foundational moment in Argentine history to demonstrate how the crisis of modernity opened up new possibilities for imagining kinship otherwise.
The Great War in Hollywood Memory, 1918-1939
Assesses how America's film industry remembered World War I during the interwar period.
Fiction as History
Explains the Hindi novel’s role in anticipating and creating the story of middle-class modernity and modernization in North India.
Investigates how depictions of young people in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century America use artifice to destabilize pre-existing narratives of truth, news, and fact.
Combining photography and essay, presents a speculative portrait of a Jewish immigrant living out the end of his days in New York's midcentury mental health system.
Chronicles the story of the Erie Canal from its inception to today.
A Survivor Named Trauma
Combines personal accounts with insights from psychology to understand the continuing impact of Holocaust trauma in Lithuania.
Property Rights in Contemporary Governance
Examines how our diverse understandings of property impact real-world governing strategies.
A rare look at the history of Himalayan peasant society and the relationship between culture and environment in the Himalayas.
Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators
Compares the political activities of African Americans who settled in Ghana in the 1950s and 1960s with those who settled in the 1980s to the present.
The First Zionist Congress
An indispensable primary source in the history of Zionism.
Empires between Islam and Christianity, 1500-1800
A wide-ranging consideration of early modern Muslim and Christian empires, covering the Iberian, Ottoman and Mughal worlds, including questions of political economy, images and representations, and historiography.
Essays of a Lifetime
A distillation of the historian’s finest writings on modern Indian historical themes.
Offers a history of the role of investigations in radical political struggles from the nineteenth century forward.
Literate Community in Early Imperial China
Through an examination of archaeologically recovered texts from China’s northwestern border regions, argues for widespread interaction with texts in the Han period.
Archaeologists, anthropologists, and classicists discuss how urbanization first emerged in strikingly different sociopolitical contexts in North America, Europe, and the Near East.
Postpolitics and the Limits of Nature
Explores why past generations of radical ecological and social justice scholarship have been ineffective, and considers the work of a new wave of scholarship that aims to reinvent the radical project and combat injustice.
The Majestic Nature of the North
The illustrated nineteenth-century travel diaries of artist, educator, and architect Thomas Kelah Wharton, documenting his trips in the lower Hudson River Valley and New Orleans to Boston and back.
King Chǒngjo, an Enlightened Despot in Early Modern Korea
The first detailed analysis in English of monarchy and governance in Korea during King Chŏngjo’s reign.
Power, Political Economy, and Historical Landscapes of the Modern World
Reveals how the expanding world-system entangled the non-western world in global economies, yet did so in ways that were locally articulated, varied, and, often, non-European in their expression.
Ghost Fleet Awakened
Chronicles the history and archaeological study of Lake George, New York’s sunken bateaux of 1758.
Uses cultural representations to investigate how two religious minority communities came to be incorporated into the Mexican nation.
Heaven Is Empty
Offers a new perspective on the relationship between religion and the creation of the first Chinese empires.
The Pen Confronts the Sword
Demonstrates how four books by dissident German intellectuals served as a rebuke to the Nazi regime.
Welcome to Fear City
Analyzes how location-shot crime films of the 1970s reflected and influenced understandings of urban crisis.
A study of the times and life in Southampton, New York between 1870 and 1900.
Everything Worthy of Observation
Offers a firsthand account into early-nineteenth-century New York State and Lower Canada during a time of enormous growth and change.
An Archive of the Catastrophe
Comprehensive analysis of 220 hours of outtakes that impels us to reexamine our assumptions about a crucial Holocaust documentary.
Inside North Korea’s Theocracy
Offers biographical accounts of several of North Korea’s leaders to illuminate the inner workings of its government.
A State Is Born
Comprehensive historical study of policy planning and implementation during the crucial formative years of the Israeli government system.
The Trade in the Living
Macro-level study of the South Atlantic throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries demonstrating how Brazil’s emergence was built on the longest and most intense slave trade of the modern era.
Water and Power in Past Societies
Examines the many ways water has contributed to power structures in the past, with insights for contemporary water management.
Anthropology and Civilizational Analysis
This volume brings social and cultural anthropologists into dialogue with historical sociology and illustrates the continued potential of the concept of civilization for all participants.
Analyzes the nineteenth century canal age in the Niagara-Great Lakes borderland region as a transnational phenomenon.
NATO's Durability in a Post-Cold War World
Examines how NATO has adapted and endured after the end of the Cold War, transforming itself to deal with a host of new security challenges.
Cities of Refuge
Contrasts the experiences of German Jewish refugees from the Holocaust who fled to London and New York City.
Depicts a man's exploration of the landscape, history, and toponymy of Hell Gate, a notorious stretch of water in New York City's East River.
Birth in Ancient China
Reveals cultural paradigms and historical prejudices regarding the role of birthing and women in the reproduction of society.
The China Order
Examines the rising power of China and Chinese foreign policy through a revisionist analysis of Chinese civilization.
Text and Tradition in South India
Essays on Telugu and South Indian literature and culture by distinguished Telugu scholar Narayana Rao.
Educational Oases in the Desert
A history of the French schools that pioneered female education in Ottoman Iraq's Jewish communities.
New York's Grand Emancipation Jubilee
Examines slavery, abolition, and race in the United States with a special focus on New York State.