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Books released during the week of March 18, 2019


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The Apple of His Eye
Converts from Islam in the Reign of Louis IX
William Chester Jordan

"In a characteristically deft and engaging work of forensic scholarship, William Chester Jordan has excavated the previously unexplored and unexpected phenomenon of a substantial community of Muslim converts in thirteenth-century France. The Apple of His Eye is a wonderful book, as rich in human sympathy and historical empathy as in scrupulous archival revelation."—Christopher Tyerman, author of How to Plan a Crusade: Religious War in the High Middle Ages

Hardcover | 2019
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Chaucer
A European Life
Marion Turner

"A meticulously researched, well-styled academic study showing Chaucer as the ‘consummate networker.’"—Kirkus

Hardcover | 2019
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The Fate of Rome
Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire
Kyle Harper

"Original and ambitious. . . . [Harper] provide[s] a panoramic sweep of the late Roman Empire as interpreted by one historian's incisive, intriguing, inquiring mind."—James Romm, Wall Street Journal

Hardcover | 2017

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Gateway State
Hawai‘i and the Cultural Transformation of American Empire
Sarah Miller-Davenport

"Gateway State is a great book about Hawai'i statehood and a pathbreaking story of race and foreign relations in postwar America. By viewing this Cold War crossroads from local, national, and global perspectives, Sarah Miller-Davenport deftly integrates Hawai'i history into U.S. history. Gateway State gives readers a whole new way of thinking about the United States in the Pacific world in the twentieth century."—Christopher Capozzola, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Hardcover | 2019
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Insect Artifice
Nature and Art in the Dutch Revolt
Marisa Anne Bass

"An astonishing achievement. Bass turns a study of images and manuscripts into a new and exciting way to write a life. Insect Artifice is a superb and magical book—this is humanistic scholarship at its best."—Anthony Grafton, author of Worlds Made by Words

Hardcover | 2019


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Leadership and the Rise of Great Powers
Yan Xuetong

"In this riveting account of the rise and decline of global leadership, Yan Xuetong engages classical realism and Chinese philosophy to formulate a theory of moral realism. He applies this theory to the rise of China and the decline of the United States in a new bipolar world order without global leadership. A compelling contribution for understanding the current transformations of the international system."—Thomas Risse, Freie Universität Berlin

Hardcover | 2019
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Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean
Private Order and Public Institutions

"This is the most sophisticated theoretically informed analysis of ancient Mediterranean trade from the Phoenicians to the fall of Rome. Historians, economists, and political scientists are in Terpstra’s debt."—Walter Scheidel, Stanford University

Hardcover | 2019
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Ugliness and Judgment
On Architecture in the Public Eye
Timothy Hyde

"Wholly original in its approach, this book explores the roles of the judgment of ugliness in British architectural discourse and social debates from the eighteenth through twentieth centuries. Ugliness and Judgment is a superb piece of scholarship, opening up new ways, through the lens of ugliness, to understand and connect a whole range of canonical figures, buildings, and themes."—Daniel M. Abramson, author of Obsolescence: An Architectural History

Hardcover | 2019
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The War for Gaul
A New Translation
Julius Caesar
Translated by James J. O’Donnell

"The War for Gaul is Caesar’s report of his conquest of Gaul, an amoral war and a vastly destructive prelude to political revolution at Rome. O’Donnell does full justice to Caesar’s Latin, giving us an account as terse and understated as the original. The introductions preceding each Commentary give the modern reader a sense of the context that the ancient reader brought to the story and show us Caesar in the process of becoming Caesar."—Cynthia Damon, editor and translator of Caesar’s Civil War

Hardcover | 2019
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Books released during the week of March 11, 2019


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Darkness by Design
The Hidden Power in Global Capital Markets
Walter Mattli

"Walter Mattli's excellent book looks at the technological revolution that led to the fragmentation of today's security exchanges and trading floors. Innovations such as algorithmic trading and dark pools present significant challenges to market participants on issues ranging from efficiency and transparency to fairness and investor protection. Mattli's brilliant analysis is an eye-opener for everyone interested in the future of these markets."—Effi Benmelech, Northwestern University

Hardcover | 2019
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The End of Theory
Financial Crises, the Failure of Economics, and the Sweep of Human Interaction
Richard Bookstaber

"Important and elegantly written."—Jason Zweig, Wall Street Journal

Hardcover | 2017

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From Caligari to Hitler
A Psychological History of the German Film
Siegfried Kracauer
Edited and introduced by Leonardo Quaresimar

"The thesis of this unusually interesting book is that the German films of the twenties were filled with premonitions of the German totalitarianism of the thirties."—Nation

Paperback | 2019
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Irrationality
A History of the Dark Side of Reason
Justin E. H. Smith

"No philosopher alive today writes with as much wit, voice, and erudition as Justin Smith. Irrationality is a masterpiece: an urgent warning that no grand design of perfect rationality can provide the solution to the depravity of this political moment."—Yascha Mounk, author of The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It

Hardcover | 2019
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Of Privacy and Power
The Transatlantic Struggle over Freedom and Security
Henry Farrell and Abraham L. Newman

"Showcasing a 'new interdependence' framework, Of Privacy and Power analyzes how overlaps in the rules governing global information flows create power asymmetries that destabilize domestic policy bargains. The result is an understanding of the world where stable equilibria are rare, and distinctions between the national and the international are erased. This book delivers a politics of scale that gives researchers a useful structure for studying the international political economy as an integrated but unstable system."—Mark Blyth, Brown University

Hardcover | 2019
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The Origin of the Jews
The Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age
Steven Weitzman

"Admirably balanced and dispassionate."—Benjamin Balint, Wall Street Journal

Hardcover | 2017
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Ottoman Baroque
The Architectural Refashioning of Eighteenth-Century Istanbul
Ünver Rüstem

"In the first English-language book on the subject, Islamic-art historian Ünver Rüstem focuses on imperial mosques across Istanbul to reveal how the Ottomans harnessed the architectural language of the baroque for a renewed expression of power."—Apollo Magazine

Hardcover | 2019
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Books released during the week of March 4, 2019


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Agent-Based and Individual-Based Modeling
A Practical Introduction, Second Edition
Steven F. Railsback and Volker Grimm

Agent-Based and Individual-Based Modeling has become the standard textbook on the subject for classroom use and self-instruction. Drawing on the latest version of NetLogo and fully updated with new examples, exercises, and an enhanced text for easier comprehension, this is the essential resource for anyone seeking to understand how the dynamics of biological, social, and other complex systems arise from the characteristics of the agents that make up these systems.

Hardcover | 2019
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The Diversity Bonus
How Great Teams Pay Off in the Knowledge Economy
Scott E. Page
Edited with an introduction by Earl Lewis and Nancy Cantor. With commentary by Katherine Phillips.

"Leaders often say that the greatest obstacle to diversifying their organizations is their commitment to ‘excellence’ and ‘meritocracy.’ Scott Page’s important book blows that myth out of the water, powerfully demonstrating that diverse teams are better: more creative, productive, and profitable. After this, there is no excuse for making excuses."—Naomi Oreskes, coauthor of Merchants of Doubt

Paperback | 2019
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Emergency Chronicles
Indira Gandhi and Democracy's Turning Point
Gyan Prakash

"Emergency Chronicles is perhaps the most comprehensive scholarly examination yet of the Emergency. Looking back more than four decades after Indira Gandhi stunned India and the world by suspending demo­cracy, historian Gyan Prakash argues forcefully that this was no momentary distortion in India's democratic record or a nightmare that came from nowhere and vanished without a trace, leaving only its villains and heroes."—Ajoy Bose, India Today

Hardcover | 2019
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Religion
What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters
Christian Smith

"[A] substantial, richly informed book."—James Ryerson, New York Times

Hardcover | 2017
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Scouting and Scoring
How We Know What We Know about Baseball
Christopher J. Phillips

"Christopher Phillips knows that you can't spell history without story. He goes back, back, back—from beyond the dawn of baseball's quantification and evaluation through to today's worship of objective data—to find where subjectivity and humanity stubbornly lurk. Scouting and Scoring is provocative, thorough, and brilliant."—John Thorn, official historian of Major League Baseball

Hardcover | 2019
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Speak Freely
Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech
Keith E. Whittington

"[A] sophisticated and coolheaded defense of free speech."—Peter Berkowitz, Real Clear Politics

Paperback | 2019
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Votes for Women
A Portrait of Persistence
Kate Clarke Lemay
With contributions by Susan Goodier, Martha S. Jones, and Lisa Tetrault

"Richly illustrated. . . . The catalog, to debut with the exhibition, is the first scholarly examination of the entire American women’s suffrage history in one book."—ARTFIX daily

Hardcover | 2019

Books released during the week of February 25, 2019


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The Art of Bible Translation
Robert Alter

"Hugely entertaining and irreverent."—Adam Gopnik, New Yorker

Hardcover | 2019
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Essential Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science
Harry Lewis and Rachel Zax

"This excellent book is an outstanding combination of clarity, rigor, and elegance. Lewis and Zax have produced a remarkably comprehensive guide to the world of discrete mathematics—a guide that will be invaluable for any student of computer science."—John MacCormick, Dickinson College

Hardcover | 2019
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The Power of Cute
Simon May

"From powerlessness to tyranny, and from the fluffy dog in the window to Kim Jong-il’s hairstyle, ‘the cute’ raises the abysmal issue of the world’s desire for meaninglessness. Comforting and uncanny at the same time, cuteness incarnates nihilism as plenitude, infantilism as art, and desexualization as seduction. Simon May’s humorous and profound book explores the secret dimensions of a new religion, raising the question: Is cuteness an attribute of God?"—Catherine Malabou, Kingston University London

Hardcover | 2019
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A Theory of the Aphorism
From Confucius to Twitter
Andrew Hui

"Andrew Hui's richly textured, multifaceted inquiry offers precious insights into what makes aphorisms—and aphoristic thinking—such a resounding form of expression across cultures and historical epochs. East and West, ancient and modern, and popular and esoteric come together in these pages in ways that lead you to wonder why a book like this was not written a long time ago."—Robert Pogue Harrison, author of Juvenescence: A Cultural History of Our Age

Hardcover | 2019
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Books released during the week of February 18, 2019


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Following the Wild Bees
The Craft and Science of Bee Hunting
Thomas D. Seeley

Following the Wild Bees is a delightful foray into the pastime of bee hunting, an exhilarating outdoor activity that used to be practiced widely but which few people know about today. Weaving informative discussions of bee biology with colorful anecdotes, personal insights, and beautiful photos, Thomas Seeley describes the history and science behind this lost pastime and how anyone can do it.

Paperback | 2019
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Chasing Innovation
Making Entrepreneurial Citizens in Modern India
Lilly Irani

"Chasing Innovation challenges dominant discourses and practices enacted in the name of innovation in contemporary India. Irani is an exemplary scholar who combines original research with careful attention to a range of relevant literature. Written with sophistication, nuance, critical insight, and compassion, this book will be a significant contribution across multiple fields."—Lucy Suchman, Lancaster University

Hardcover | 2019
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Markets, Games, and Strategic Behavior
An Introduction to Experimental Economics (Second Edition)
Charles A. Holt

"Charlie Holt has been at the very forefront in bringing experiments into the mainstream of economic research and, especially, in using experiments to teach economics. This book will give undergraduates or masters students a chance to learn from a pioneering experimenter and a master teacher."—Alvin Roth, Stanford University

Hardcover | 2019
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Philosophy of Physics
Quantum Theory
Tim Maudlin

"Tim Maudlin is one of the world’s leading experts on the philosophy of physics, and he has a gift for digging deeply into foundations and explaining clearly what is there. This excellent book will be very valuable to students first encountering the philosophy of quantum mechanics. Maudlin’s strategy of introducing the subject through eight experiments is itself worth the price of admission."—Sean Carroll, California Institute of Technology

Hardcover | 2019
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Relativity
The Special and the General Theory - 100th Anniversary Edition
Albert Einstein
With commentaries and background material by Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

"This new edition of Einstein’s popular presentation of both special and general relativity is a joy to read. Over the past hundred years, relativity has been brought to the public in many forms—magazines, books, documentaries—but there’s nothing quite like being guided through one of the most profound scientific insights of all time by the master himself."—Brian Greene, Columbia University

Paperback | 2019
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To End All Wars, New Edition
Woodrow Wilson and the Quest for a New World Order
Thomas J. Knock
With a new preface by the author

"Thomas Knock brings Woodrow Wilson, America's most misunderstood president, into the light and shows why he remains one of our greatest. Wilson was the first president to foresee a path to peace and no leader after him has yet found a better way."—Elizabeth Cobbs, author of American Umpire

Paperback | 2019
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Books released during the week of February 11, 2019


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Eva Palmer Sikelianos
A Life in Ruins
Artemis Leontis

"This is an important, inspired, and frequently riveting book. Artemis Leontis’s sophisticated storytelling is no small part of what makes it such a dynamic and successful biography."—Emily Greenwood, Yale University

Hardcover | 2019
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Evidence for Hope
Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century
Kathryn Sikkink

"[Sikkink] effectively demonstrates what has been done in the past, giving doubters and pessimists reason to hope about what can be done in the future. From a scholarly activist, a solid and encouraging piece of research on the status of human rights around the world."—Kirkus

Hardcover | 2017
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The Plaid Model
(AMS-198)
Richard Evan Schwartz

Outer billiards provides a toy model for planetary motion and exhibits intricate and mysterious behavior even for seemingly simple examples. It is a dynamical system in which a particle in the plane moves around the outside of a convex shape according to a scheme that is reminiscent of ordinary billiards. The Plaid Model, which is a self-contained sequel to Richard Schwartz’s Outer Billiards on Kites, provides a combinatorial model for orbits of outer billiards on kites.

Hardcover | 2019
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Revolutionizing the Sciences
European Knowledge in Transition, 1500-1700 Third Edition
Peter Dear

"Succinct, well-organized, and clearly written, this is an excellent account of the intellectual transformation of our understanding of the natural world between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries."—Paula Findlen, Stanford University

Paperback | 2019


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Saint Patrick Retold
The Legend and History of Ireland's Patron Saint
Roy Flechner

"This superb and stylishly executed work does a splendid job of surveying the life of Patrick, ending with a helpful overview of later developments of the saint in popular culture. Filling a gap, this impressive work will be gratefully received by historians of late antiquity and early medieval Britain and Ireland, and Celticists, not to mention a large body of general readers."—Mark Williams, author of Ireland’s Immortals

Hardcover | 2019
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A Thirst for Empire
How Tea Shaped the Modern World
Erika Rappaport

"[Rappaport] tells with authority how tea and the culture of tea drinking has influenced the greater history of the British Empire and the British-influenced world beyond. . . . [Her] description of the ways in which tea has been marketed over the years is entirely absorbing."—Simon Winchester, New York Times Book Review

Hardcover | 2017
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Time in Ecology
A Theoretical Framework [MPB 61]
Eric Post

"Post’s book makes a significant contribution both as a compendium of some of his long-term data and a presentation of some novel perspectives on phenology."—David William Inouye, coauthor of Techniques for Pollination Biologists

Hardcover | 2019
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