Machiavelli’s God Princeton University Press Maurizio Viroli

To many readers of The Prince, Machiavelli appears to be deeply un-Christian or even anti-Christian, a cynic who thinks rulers should use religion only to keep their subjects in check. But in Machiavelli’s God, Maurizio Viroli, one of the world’s leading authorities on Machiavelli, argues that Machiavelli, far from opposing Christianity, thought it was crucial […]

Lower East Side Memories: A Jewish Place in America Princeton University Press Hasia R. Diner

Manhattan’s Lower East Side stands for Jewish experience in America. With the possible exception of African-Americans and Harlem, no ethnic group has been so thoroughly understood and imagined through a particular chunk of space. Despite the fact that most American Jews have never set foot there–and many come from families that did not immigrate through […]

The Satanic Epic Princeton University Press Neil Forsyth

The Satan of Paradise Lost has fascinated generations of readers. This book attempts to explain how and why Milton’s Satan is so seductive. It reasserts the importance of Satan against those who would minimize the poem’s sympathy for the devil and thereby make Milton orthodox. Neil Forsyth argues that William Blake got it right when […]

Between Citizens and the State: The Politics of American Higher Education in the 20th Century Princeton University Press Christopher P. Loss

This book tracks the dramatic outcomes of the federal government’s growing involvement in higher education between World War I and the 1970s, and the conservative backlash against that involvement from the 1980s onward. Using cutting-edge analysis, Christopher Loss recovers higher education’s central importance to the larger social and political history of the United States in […]

Weimar Germany: Promise and Tragedy Princeton University Press Eric D. Weitz

Weimar Germany still fascinates us, and now this complex and remarkably creative period and place has the history it deserves. Eric Weitz’s Weimar Germany reveals the Weimar era as a time of strikingly progressive achievements–and even greater promise. With a rich thematic narrative and detailed portraits of some of Weimar’s greatest figures, this comprehensive history […]

A Turn to Empire: The Rise of Imperial Liberalism in Britain and France Princeton University Press Jennifer Pitts

A dramatic shift in British and French ideas about empire unfolded in the sixty years straddling the turn of the nineteenth century. As Jennifer Pitts shows in A Turn to Empire, Adam Smith, Edmund Burke, and Jeremy Bentham were among many at the start of this period to criticize European empires as unjust as well […]

Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse Vol. 2 Princeton University Press Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin

This is the widely acclaimed translation of Russian literature’s most seminal work. Pushkin’s “novel in verse” has influenced Russian prose as well as poetry for more than a century. By turns brilliant, entertaining, romantic and serious, it traces the development of a young Petersburg dandy as he deals with life and love. Influeneced by Byron, […]

Who Cares?: Public Ambivalence and Government Activism from the New Deal to the Second Gilded Age Princeton University Press Katherine S. Newman

Americans like to think that they look after their own, especially in times of hardship. Particularly for the Great Depression and the Great Society eras, the collective memory is one of solidarity and compassion for the less fortunate. Who Cares? challenges this story by examining opinion polls and letters to presidents from average citizens. This […]

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 36: 1 December 1801 to 3 March 1802 Princeton University Press Thomas Jefferson

The period covered by this volume brings to a conclusion Thomas Jefferson’s first year as president. On 8 December he communicates his first annual message to Congress: peace between France and England is restored; a rise in population will increase revenue and help abolish internal taxes; the standing army can be done away with; “peace […]

Economics and the Law Princeton University Press Steven G. Medema

The last several decades have witnessed the development of diverse approaches to the evolving field of Law and Economics. Each school of thought within Law and Economics has helped both to redefine the study of law and to expose the important economic implications of the legal environment. Here, Nicholas Mercuro and Steven Medema present a […]