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The Story of an Ancient Life
Thomas R. Martin
THE STORY OF AN ANCIENT LIFE verything we know about Alexander comes from ancient sources, which agree unanimously that he was extraordinary and greater than everyday mortals. From his birth into a hypercompetitive world of royal women through his training under the eyes and fists of stern soldiers and the piercing intellect of Aristotle; through friendships, rivalries, conquests and negotiations; through acts of generosity and acts of murder, this book explains who Alexander was, what motivated him, where he succeeded (in his own eyes) and where he failed, and how he believed that he earned a new “mixed” nature combining the human and the divine. This book explains what made Alexander “Great” according to the people and expectations of his time and place and rejects modern judgments asserted on the basis of an implicit moral superiority to antiquity.
and Christopher W. Blackwell Furman University, South Carolina
THOMAS R. MARTIN is the Jeremiah W. O’Connor Jr. Professor in Classics at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is the author of Ancient Greece and (with Ivy Sui-yuen) Herodotus and Sima Qian.
ALEXANDER THE GREAT
College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts
THOMAS R. MARTIN CHRISTOPHER W. BLACKWELL
Alexander the Great
THOMAS R. MARTIN • CHRISTOPHER W. BLACKWELL
ALEX ANDER THE GREAT The Story of an Ancient Life
Everything we know about Alexander comes from ancient sources, which agree unanimously that he was extraordinary and greater than everyday mortals. From his birth into a hypercompetitive world of royal women through his training under the eyes and fists of stern soldiers and the piercing intellect of Aristotle; through friendships, rivalries, conquests and negotiations; through acts of generosity and acts of murder, this book explains who Alexander was, what motivated him, where he succeeded (in his own eyes) and where he failed, and how he believed that he earned a new ‘mixed’ nature combining the human and the divine. This book explains what made Alexander ‘Great’ according to the people and expectations of his time and place and rejects modern judgments asserted on the basis of an implicit moral superiority to antiquity. CHRISTOPHER W. BLACKWELL is the Louis G. Forgione University Professor of Classics at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He is the author of In the Absence of Alexander: Harpalus and the Failure of Macedonian Authority and (with Amy Hackney Blackwell) Mythology for Dummies.
Key Features • Explains how poets, historians and philosophers (European and Asian) evaluated the life and deeds of a deeply thoughtful, fearless and innovative warrior-king striving ‘always to be the best’ and ‘go beyond’ • Investigates the sources for Alexander, as well as war technology in his era, battlefield surgery and the consumption of alcohol • Includes a concluding chapter on Alexander’s legacy in fiction and films and how his memory is invoked in political speeches of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
1. The world of Alexander’s birth and his education in literature and warfare (350s and 340s BC); 2. Opportunities and risks as a teenager (340s to 338 BC); 3. The danger in replacing a murdered father as king (337 to 335 BC); 4. The opening battles against the Persian army (334 to 332 BC); 5. Finding god in Egypt and capturing the riches of Persia (332 to 330 BC);
6. Winning the world as king of Asia (330 to 329 BC); 7. Murder, marriage, and mixing customs in Afghanistan (329 to 327 BC); 8. Victory and frustration in India (327 to 326 BC); 9. Returning to Babylon and becoming divine (326 to 323 BC); 10. Remembering and judging Alexander (323 BC to now).
Additional Information Level: graduate students, undergraduate students October 2012 228 x 152 mm 200pp 2 maps 978-0-521-76748-4 Hardback c. £45.00
Augustus Introduction to the Life of an Emperor
University of Texas, Austin
Description Augustus, Rome’s first emperor, is one of the great figures of world history and one of the most fascinating. In this lively and concise biography Karl Galinsky examines Augustus’ life from childhood to deification. He chronicles the mosaic of vicissitudes, challenges, setbacks and successes that shaped Augustus’ life, both public and private. How did he use his power? How did he manage to keep re-inventing himself? What kind of man was he? A transformative leader, Augustus engineered profound change in Rome and throughout the Mediterranean world. No one would have expected such vast achievements from the frail and little-known eighteen-year-old who became Caesar’s heir amid turmoil and crisis. A mere thirteen years later, after defeating Antony and Cleopatra, he had, in his words, ‘power over all things’.
Key Features • Concise, analytical and up-to-date treatment by a leading Augustan scholar • Engagingly written for general audience and especially undergraduates with little or no background in classical civilization • Text interspersed with illustrations and attention to special issues
1. From Velitrae to Caesar’s heir; 2. Power struggles and civil war; 3. The experiment of the principate; 4. The challenge of pax Augusta; 5. Augustus at home: friends and family; 6. Cultural vitality; 7. The Augustan empire: unity and diversity; 8. The final days and an assessment.
Additional Information Level: undergraduate students, graduate students August 2012 228 x 152 mm 256pp 22 b/w illus. 3 maps 978-0-521-76797-2 Hardback £55.00
Pay Why People Earn What They Earn and What You Can Do Now to Make More
Kevin F. Hallock
Cornell University, New York
Description Billions of people throughout the world are paid for their work. This book was written to explain why they earn what they earn and, in doing so, to help readers understand how they can earn more in both the short and long run. It describes wages, wage differences across groups, wage inequality, how organizations set pay and why, executive and ‘superstar’ pay, the difference between pay and ‘total rewards’ (including benefits, opportunities for growth, colleagues and working conditions), compensation in nonprofits, and the differences between the cost of compensation to organizations and the value employees place on that compensation. It also offers tips on what an individual can do to earn more.
Key Features • The only accessible book for the general audience, discussing modern compensation as viewed by employees and their employers • Author is a nationally-known specialist on U.S. and global compensation • Will appeal to broad readerships in human resources, management, business, compensation studies, organizational psychology, sociology, governance and public policy, as well as labor economics
Part I. How Hard Can This Be?: 1. Common sense, economics, and ‘HR’?: how to pay; 2. Wages, the wage distribution, and wage inequality; 3. The facts: who makes what and what are their characteristics?; 4. The difference between wages and total compensation: is there a difference between employee value of compensation and the cost to companies?; Part II. How Organizations Set Pay Structure and Why:
5. Business strategy and compensation strategy: where you work matters; 6. What’s in a job?: Job analysis, job evaluation, and internal comparisons; 7. Matching the internal organizational structure to the right market data: how and how much to pay; 8. Paying executives, athletes, entertainers and other ‘superstars’; Part III. How People Are Paid Can Mean As Much As How Much They Are Paid: 9. Evaluating performance, incentives, and incentive pay;
Additional Information Level: academic researchers, general readers October 2012 228 x 152 mm 200pp 26 b/w illus. 21 tables 978-1-107-01498-5 Hardback c. £20.00
10. Stock and stock options; 11. Pay mix: why offer benefits? Would employees prefer cash?; 12. International compensation; 13. Compensation in nonprofit organizations; Part IV. What You Can Do To Make More and Conclusions: 14. What you can do now to make more now and later; 15. Concluding thoughts.
Games and Mathematics Subtle Connections
David Wells Description The appeal of games and puzzles is timeless and universal. In this unique book, David Wells explores the fascinating connections between games and mathematics, proving that mathematics is not just about tedious calculation but imagination, insight and intuition. The first part of the book introduces games, puzzles and mathematical recreations, including knight tours on a chessboard. The second part explains how thinking about playing games can mirror the thinking of a mathematician, using scientific investigation, tactics and strategy, and sharp observation. Finally the author considers game-like features found in a wide range of human behaviours, illuminating the role of mathematics and helping to explain why it exists at all. This thought-provoking book is perfect for anyone with a thirst for mathematics and its hidden beauty; a good high school grounding in mathematics is all the background that is required, and the puzzles and games will suit pupils from 14 years.
Key Features • Discover fascinating connections between games and mathematics • Gives a unique insight into what mathematics is all about • Mathematical puzzles and problems suit students from 14 years and beyond
Introduction; Part I. Mathematical recreations and abstract games: 1. Recreations from Euler to Lucas; 2. Four abstract games; 3. Mathematics and games: mysterious connections; 4. Why chess is not mathematics; 5. Proving versus checking; Part II. Mathematics: game-like, scientific and perceptual:
6. Game-like mathematics; 7. Euclid and the rules of his geometrical game; 8. New concepts and new objects; 9. Convergent and divergent series; 10. Mathematics becomes game-like; 11. Maths as science; 12. Numbers and sequences; 13. Computers and mathematics;
Additional Information Level: general readers August 2012 228 x 152 mm 272pp 160 b/w illus. 978-1-107-02460-1 Hardback c. £45.00
14. Mathematics and the sciences; 15. Minimum paths from Heron to Feynmann; 16. The foundations: perception, imagination and insight; 17. Structure; 18. Hidden structure, common structure; 19. Mathematics and beauty; 20. Origins: formality in the everyday world; Bibliography; Index.
Yinyang The Way of Heaven and Earth in Chinese Thought and Culture
Robin R. Wang
Loyola Marymount University, California
Description The concept of yinyang lies at the heart of Chinese thought and culture. The relationship between these two opposing, yet mutually dependent, forces is symbolized in the familiar black and white symbol that has become an icon in popular culture across the world. The real significance of yinyang is, however, more complex and subtle. This brilliant and comprehensive analysis by one of the leading authorities in the field captures the richness and multiplicity of the meanings and applications of yinyang, including its visual presentations. Through a vast range of historical and textual sources, the book examines the scope and role of yinyang, the philosophical significance of its various layers of meanings and its relation to numerous schools and traditions within Chinese (and Western) philosophy. By putting yinyang on a secure and clear philosophical footing, the book roots the concept in the original Chinese idiom, distancing it from Western assumptions, frameworks and terms, yet also seeking to connect its analysis to shared cross-cultural philosophical concerns.
Key Features • First comprehensive analysis of the meanings and significance of yinyang in English through an array of previously untapped sources • The book locates yinyang squarely within the Chinese philosophical tradition • Fluently written for students and scholars in Chinese history, philosophy and religion
1. Introduction; 2. Yinyang cosmology; 3. Yinyang matrix; 4. Yinyang strategy; 5. Yinyang body; 6. Yinyang symbol.
Additional Information Level: graduate students, undergraduate students Series: New Approaches to Asian History, 11 September 2012 228 x 152 mm 264pp 16 b/w illus. 978-1-107-00015-5 Hardback £50.00
Revolutions in TwentiethCentury Physics David J. Griffiths Reed College, Oregon
Description The conceptual changes brought by modern physics are important, radical and fascinating, yet they are only vaguely understood by people working outside the field. Exploring the four pillars of modern physics – relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles and cosmology – this clear and lively account will interest anyone who has wondered what Einstein, Bohr, Schrödinger and Heisenberg were really talking about. The book discusses quarks and leptons, antiparticles and Feynman diagrams, curved space-time, the Big Bang and the expanding Universe. Suitable for undergraduate students in non-science as well as science subjects, it uses problems and worked examples to help readers develop an understanding of what recent advances in physics actually mean.
Key Features • Suitable for undergraduate students in non-science subjects • Provides numerical examples and problems to enable readers to develop a genuine understanding of the topics • Uses a friendly and informal writing style to make difficult and sophisticated ideas easier to understand
1. Classical foundations; 2. Special relativity; 3. Quantum mechanics; 4. Elementary particles; 5. Cosmology.
Additional Information Level: undergraduate students November 2012 228 x 152 mm 154pp 90 b/w illus. 110 exercises 978-1-107-60217-5 Paperback c. £18.99
The Nature-Nurture Debates Bridging the Gap
Dale Goldhaber University of Vermont
Description How is it possible that in more than one hundred years, the nature-nurture debate has not come to a satisfactory resolution? The problem, Dale Goldhaber argues, lies not with the proposed answers, but with the question itself. In The Nature-Nurture Debate, Goldhaber reviews the four major perspectives on the issue – behavior genetics, environment, evolutionary psychology and developmental systems theory – and shows that the classic, reductionist strategies (behavior genetics and environmental approaches) are incapable of resolving the issue because they each offer a false perspective on the process of human development. It is only through a synthesis of the two holistic perspectives of evolutionary psychology and developmental systems theory that we will be able to understand the nature of human behavior.
Key Features • The most comprehensive treatment of the nature-nurture topic available • Offers a synthesis of the two holistic perspectives, evolutionary psychology and developmental systems theory • Explains why reductionist approaches have never been able to resolve the issue from either the nature or nurture perspective
1. Issues and questions; 2. A brief history lesson; 3. The proxy debate: a primer on methodology and analysis; 4. A classic debate; 5. A new debate; 6. So what?; 7. Now what?
Additional Information Level: academic researchers, graduate students, undergraduate students August 2012 228 x 152 mm 250pp 978-0-521-19536-2 Hardback £55.00
Are We Getting Smarter? Rising IQ in the Twenty-First Century
James R. Flynn
University of Otago, New Zealand
Description The ‘Flynn effect’ is a surprising finding, identified by James R. Flynn, that IQ test scores have significantly increased from one generation to the next over the past century. Flynn now brings us an exciting new book which aims to make sense of this rise in IQ scores and considers what this tells us about our intelligence, our minds and society. Are We Getting Smarter? features fascinating new material on a variety of topics including the effects of intelligence in the developing world; the impact of rising IQ scores on the death penalty, cognitive ability in old age and the language abilities of youth culture; as well as controversial topics of race and gender. He ends with the message that assessing IQ goes astray if society is ignored. As IQ scores continue to rise into the twenty-first century, particularly in the developing world, the ‘Flynn effect’ marches on.
Key Features • Clarifies ‘The Flynn Effect’ – the significance of massive IQ gains over time – and extends the theories of What Is Intelligence? to focus on explanations for the eponymous effect • Features exciting new material on IQ and its effects on race and gender differences; the death penalty; memory loss; adolescence; and aging • Unites psychology and sociology to falsify misinterpreted research results such as women being less intelligent than men; black people being less intelligent than white; the diagnosis of black women as psychotic; and the linking of violence with low-IQ
1. Opening windows; 2. IQ and intelligence; 3. Developing nations; 4. Death, memory, and politics; 5. Youth and age; 6. Race and gender;
7. The sociological imagination; 8. Progress and puzzles; Appendix I. IQ trends; Appendix II. Capital cases and comparing the WAIS-III IQs of various nations; Appendix III. Adult/child IQ trends and bright taxes/bonuses; Appendix IV. Gender and Raven’s; Appendix V. Wonderful paper on causes of Raven’s gains.
Additional Information Level: general readers, academic researchers September 2012 228 x 152 mm 336pp 4 b/w illus. 26 tables 978-1-107-02809-8 Hardback c. £40.00
An Introduction to Buddhism Teachings, History and Practices Second edition
University of Sunderland
Description In this new edition of the best-selling Introduction to Buddhism, Peter Harvey provides a comprehensive introduction to the development of the Buddhist tradition in both Asia and the West. Extensively revised and fully updated, this new edition draws on recent scholarship in the field, exploring the tensions and continuities between the different forms of Buddhism. Harvey critiques and corrects some common misconceptions and mistranslations, and discusses key concepts that have often been over-simplified and over-generalised. The volume includes detailed references to scriptures and secondary literature, an updated bibliography and a section on web resources. Key terms are given in Pali and Sanskrit, and Tibetan words are transliterated in the most easily pronounceable form, making this is a truly accessible account. This is an ideal coursebook for students of religion, Asian philosophy and Asian studies, and is also a useful reference for readers wanting an overview of Buddhism and its beliefs.
Key Features • Cites and corrects common misconceptions of Buddhism, to deepen students’ critical understanding • Both Sanskrit and Pali versions of key terms are used, to make the text accessible to students of either language • Transliterated forms of Tibetan words are given, to aid correct pronunciation
Introduction; 1. The Buddha and his Indian context; 2. Early Buddhist teachings: rebirth and karma; 3. Early Buddhist teachings: the four true realities for the spiritually ennobled; 4. Early developments in Buddhism; 5. Mahayana philosophies: the varieties of emptiness;
6. Mahayana holy beings, and Tantric Buddhism; 7. The later history and spread of Buddhism; 8. Buddhist practice: devotion; 9. Buddhist practice: ethics; 10. Buddhist practice: the Sangha; 11. Buddhist practice: meditation and cultivation of experience-based wisdom;
Additional Information Level: graduate students, academic researchers Series: Introduction to Religion November 2012 228 x 152 mm 552pp 17 b/w illus. 2 maps 11 tables 978-0-521-85942-4 Hardback c. £55.00
12. The modern history of Buddhism in Asia; 13. Buddhism beyond Asia; Appendix on canons of scriptures; Web resources; Bibliography; Index.
Anthropology and Development Culture, Morality and Politics in a Globalised World
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
and Richard Axelby
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Description In recent decades international development has grown into a world-shaping industry. But how do aid agencies work and what do they achieve? How does aid appear to those who receive it? And why has there been so little improvement in the position of the poor? Viewing aid and development from anthropological perspectives gives illuminating answers to questions such as these. This essential textbook reveals anthropologists’ often surprising findings and details ethnographic case studies on the cultures of development. The authors use a fertile literature to examine the socio-political organisation of aid communities, agencies and networks as well as the judgements they make about each other. Exploring the spaces between policy and practice, success and failure, the future and the past, this book provides a rounded understanding of development work that suggests new moral and political possibilities for an increasingly globalised world.
Key Features • Through introductory explanations of the theory and many examples and stories, anthropological concepts are made more accessible • Key points and key questions raised summarised for each chapter • The only up-to-date textbook on aid and development which offers a broad overview of the contribution made by anthropologists
1. Introduction: hope and despair; 2. Anthropologists engaged; 3. The social and political organisation of aid and development; 4. The elusive poor; 5. Human rights and cultural fantasies;
6. Hierarchies of knowledge; 7. The moralities of production and exchange; 8. The politics of policy and practice; 9. Imagining the future; Appendix. Challenging questions arising from this book.
Additional Information Departments: Linguistics, English Language, Cognitive Science Level: graduate students, professionals October 2012 247 x 174 mm 296pp 978-1-107-00592-1 Hardback c. £55.00
The Archaeology of Ancient Egypt Beyond Pharaohs
Douglas J. Brewer
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Description Egyptologists, art historians, philologists and anthropological archaeologists have long worked side by side in Egypt, but they often fail to understand one another’s approaches. This book aims to introduce students to the archaeological side of the study of ancient Egypt and to bridge the gap between disciplines by explaining how archaeologists tackle a variety of problems. Douglas J. Brewer introduces the theoretical reasoning for each approach, as well as the methods and techniques applied to support it. This book is an essential read for any student considering further study of ancient Egypt.
Key Features • The book is not a simple review of artifacts and sites, but instead focuses on the archaeology of Egypt (as opposed to its cultural history) and solving questions of the past through archaeological method and theory • Contrasts the different types of archaeology conducted in Egypt and presents conclusions based on archaeological data • Focuses on how one interprets the artifacts rather than the artifacts themselves
1. Introduction: archaeology: history and development; 2. The first Egyptians: the art and science of dating; 3. Agriculture and the Nile Valley: biology, the environment, and sampling; 4. A cultural transformation: explaining and describing the past; 5. Unification and the king: the limits of archaeology;
6. The first great cycle: hypotheses and models; 7. Stability and provincialism: archaeology and the environment; 8. The desert frontiers: archaeology of the ‘other’; 9. From artifacts to culture: back to basics; 10. Archaeology in perspective.
Additional Information Level: graduate students, undergraduate students August 2012 228 x 152 mm 300pp 70 b/w illus. 11 maps 6 tables 978-0-521-88091-6 Hardback £60.00
The Archaeology of Cyprus From Earliest Prehistory through the Bronze Age
A. Bernard Knapp University of Glasgow
Description Situated between the worlds of the Near East, Europe and Africa, the archaeology and culture of Cyprus are central to an understanding of the ancient Mediterranean world. This book treats the archaeology of Cyprus from the first-known human presence during the Late Epipalaeolithic (c.11,000 BC) through the end of the Bronze Age (c.1000 BC). A. Bernard Knapp examines the archaeological and documentary records of prehistoric Cyprus within their regional context, paying special attention to the Levant and the Aegean. The appendix (compiled by Sturt W. Manning) analyses all published radiocarbon dates from the island, providing for the first time a comprehensive chronological framework for all of Cypriot prehistory. Focusing on key themes such as identity, insularity and connectivity, and society, community and polity throughout, this book provides a remarkably up-to-date and integrated synthesis of human activity on the Mediterranean’s third-largest island.
Key Features • Only up-to-date, integrated, archaeological synthesis of human activity on the Mediterranean’s third largest island over its entire history • Guided by certain themes (identity, insularity and connectivity; society, community and polity) that help bring to life the material and historical records of prehistoric Cyprus • Presents an island archaeology of Cyprus, but always relates events on Cyprus to those of contemporary cultures in the Aegean and the Levant (modern-day Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Turkey)
1. Introduction; 2. Chronology, current research, and interpretive context; 3. Early prehistoric Cyprus i: Palaeolithic – Early Aceramic Neolithic; 4. Early prehistoric Cyprus ii: Late Aceramic Neolithic (LAN) and Ceramic Neolithic;
5. Later prehistoric Cyprus: Chalcolithic – Late Chalcolithic; 6. Prehistoric Bronze Age Crete (PreBA); 7. Protohistoric Bronze Age Greece (ProBA); 8. Conclusions: insularity, connectivity, and identity on prehistoric and protohistoric Cyprus; Appendix: a chronology for prehistoric Cyprus, ca. 11000–1050 Cal BC.
Additional Resources: http://www.cambridge.org/9780521897822
Additional Information Level: academic researchers, graduate students Series: Cambridge World Archaeology December 2012 253 x 177 mm 400pp 134 b/w illus. 5 maps 3 tables 978-0-521-89782-2 Hardback c. £60.00
The Life and Death of Stars Kenneth R. Lang
Tufts University, Massachusetts
Description In this well-illustrated text, Kenneth R. Lang explains the life cycle of stars, from the dense molecular clouds that are stellar nurseries to the enigmatic nebulae some stars leave behind in their violent ends. Free of mathematical equations and technical jargon, Lang’s lively and accessible text provides physical insights into how stars such as our Sun are born, what fuels them and keeps them bright, how they evolve and the processes by which they eventually die. The book demonstrates the sheer scope and variety of stellar phenomena in the context of the universe as a whole. Boxed focus elements enhance and amplify the discussion for readers looking for more depth. Featuring more than 150 figures, including color plates, The Life and Death of Stars is a modern and up-to-date account of stars written for a broad audience, from armchair astronomers and popular science readers to students and teachers of science.
Key Features • Explains how stars are born, how they evolve and their ultimate fates, for a broad general audience • Written in a clear and accessible style, explaining concepts without the use of mathematics or jargon • Nearly 150 color and black and white illustrations present various solar phenomena – star birth, planet formation, and more – in vivid detail
List of focus elements; List of tables; Preface; 1. Light of the Sun; 2. Gravity and motion; 3. Atomic and sub-atomic particles;
4. Transmutation of the elements; 5. What makes the Sun shine?; 6. The extended solar atmosphere; 7. Comparisons of the Sun with other stars; 8. The lives of stars; 9. The material between stars;
Additional Information Level: general readers, undergraduate students January 2013 253 x 177 mm 374pp 155 b/w illus. 32 colour illus. 42 tables 978-1-107-01638-5 Hardback c. £25.00
10. New stars arise from the darkness; 11. Stellar end states; 12. A larger, expanding universe; 13. Birth, life, and death of the universe; Quotation references; Author index; Subject index.
A Walk through the Southern Sky A Guide to Stars, Constellations and Their Legends Third edition
Milton Heifetz Illustrated by Wil Tirion Description A Walk through the Southern Sky is a beautifully illustrated guide to the stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere. By following the simplified and easy-to-use starmaps, readers will be able to identify constellations with no equipment but normal sight and a clear night sky. This book provides clear instructions on how to determine star sizes and the distances between stars, allowing readers to move easily between constellations. The budding astronomer is introduced to the mystery and wonder of the southern sky as the myths and legends of its stars and constellations are wondrously retold. The third edition of this magical book features a new moon map, an updated list of planet positions, additional illustrations and more realistic star maps. It is an invaluable and beautiful guide for beginner stargazers, both young and old.
Key Features • Richly illustrated, with clear instructions on how to determine star sizes and the distances between stars • Easy to use starmaps mean that readers will be able to identify constellations with no equipment but normal sight • This third edition features a new moon map, an updated list of planet positions, additional illustrations and more realistic star maps
Introduction; 1. Measuring distances in the sky; 2. A walk through the heavens; 3. Legends of the constellations; 4. There’s more to see!
Additional Information Level: amateurs/enthusiasts, general readers August 2012 246 x 189 mm 128pp 20 colour illus. 48 maps 978-1-107-69898-7 Paperback £17.99
Paul the Apostle His Life and Legacy in Their Roman Context
Paul the aPostle
J. Albert Harrill
his life and legacy in their roman context
Ohio State University
Description This book is a controversial new biography of the apostle Paul that argues for his inclusion in the pantheon of key figures of classical antiquity, along with the likes of Socrates, Alexander the Great, Cleopatra and Augustus. It first provides a critical reassessment of the apostle’s life in its historical context that focuses on Paul’s discourse of authority, which was both representative J. albert harrill of its Roman context and provocative to his rivals within Roman society. It then considers the legend that developed around Paul as the history of his life was elaborated and embellished by later interpreters, creating legends that characterized the apostle variously as a model citizen, an imperial hero, a sexual role model, an object of derision and someone to quote from. It is precisely this rewriting of Paul’s history into legend that makes the apostle a key transformative figure of classical antiquity.
Key Features • A controversial new thesis about Paul’s Roman cultural identity, which argues for continuity between the Jewish ‘Saul’ and the Christian ‘Paul’ • An interdisciplinary approach using biblical studies and classical studies, academic fields not normally combined • Looks at later legends about the apostle as part of Paul’s ‘life story’
Introduction; Part I. The Life: 1. From Pharisee to Apostle; 2. Communities in the making; 3. Paul’s life in its Roman context;
Part II. The Legend: 4. Competing stories about Paul in Late Antiquity; 5. Paul the scriptural authority: contradictory discourses; 6. How the West got Paul wrong; Conclusion: going beyond the epitaph.
Additional Information Level: undergraduate students, graduate students October 2012 228 x 152 mm 200pp 1 b/w illus. 3 maps 978-0-521-76764-4 Hardback c. £50.00
Economics and business studies
The Economics of Freedom Theory, Measurement, and Policy Implications
Università degli Studi, Palermo, Italy
and Pietro Navarra
Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy
Description What is freedom? Can we measure it? Does it affect policy? This book develops an original measure of freedom called ‘Autonomy Freedom’, consistent with J. S. Mill’s view of autonomy, and applies it to issues in policy and political design. The work pursues three aims. First, it extends classical liberalism beyond exclusive reliance on negative freedom so as to take autonomous behavior explicitly into account. Second, it grounds on firm conceptual foundations a new standard in the measurement of freedom that can be fruitfully coupled with existing gauges. Third, it shows empirically that individual preferences for redistribution and cross-country differences in welfare spending in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries are driven by the degree of ‘autonomy freedom’ that individuals enjoy. By means of an interdisciplinary approach and a sophisticated econometric methodology, the book takes an explicit stand in defense of freedom and sets the basis for a liberalism based upon people’s actions and institutions.
Key Features • Offers an original measure of freedom, based on an extended view of classical liberalism • Uses an interdisciplinary approach that has roots in economics, politics and philosophy • Provides an extensive empirical analysis based on a sophisticated econometric methodology measuring freedom in OECD countries
1. Introduction; Part I. Concepts and Tools: 2. Choice and freedom; 3. Measuring autonomy freedom; 4. The empirical measure of autonomy;
Part II. Autonomy Freedom and the Welfare State: 5. Why redistribute?; 6. Autonomy freedom and redistribution; 7. Autonomy freedom and welfare spending; 8. Conclusion.
Additional Information Level: academic researchers, graduate students August 2012 228 x 152 mm 224pp 19 b/w illus. 29 tables 978-1-107-01784-9 Hardback £60.00
Economics and business studies
Transforming Modern Macroeconomics Exploring Disequilibrium Microfoundations, 1956–2003
University of Birmingham
and Mauro Boianovsky Universidade de Brasília
Description This book tells the story of the search for disequilibrium micro-foundations for macroeconomic theory, from the disequilibrium theories of Patinkin, Clower and Leijonhufvud to recent dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models with imperfect competition. Placing this search against the background of wider developments in macroeconomics, the authors contend that this was never a single research program, but involved economists with very different aims who developed the basic ideas about quantity constraints, spillover effects and coordination failures in different ways. The authors contrast this with the equilibrium, marketclearing approach of Phelps and Lucas, arguing that equilibrium theories simply assumed away the problems that had motivated the disequilibrium literature. Although market-clearing models came to dominate macroeconomics, disequilibrium theories never went away and continue to exert an important influence on the subject. Although this book focuses on one strand in modern macroeconomics, it is crucial to understanding the origins of modern macroeconomic theory.
Key Features • Covers an important period in the history of macroeconomics (1956–2003) that historians have not yet studied in depth • Roger Backhouse is one of the UK’s leading methodologists and historians of economic analysis • Draws on archival materials and is based on analysis of a wide theoretical literature
1. Introduction; 2. Macroeconomics after Keynes; 3. Don Patinkin and the neoclassical synthesis; 4. Clower, Leijonhufvud and the re-appraisal of Keynesian economics; 5. Macroeconomics with slow price adjustment;
6. ‘Equilibrium’ microfoundations; 7. General equilibrium and imperfect competition; 8. Microeconomics and macroeconomics; 9. After the 1970s; 10. Conclusions; Bibliography.
Additional Information Level: academic researchers, graduate students Series: Historical Perspectives on Modern Economics October 2012 228 x 152 mm 240pp 13 b/w illus. 978-1-107-02319-2 Hardback c. £60.00
Economics and business studies
Travel Industry Economics A Guide for Financial Analysis Second edition
Harold L. Vogel Description Each year, people around the world spend well over one trillion dollars on travel and tourism, making this sector the world’s largest, with employment of 300 million people, one-tenth of the global workforce. In this book Harold L. Vogel examines the business economics and investment aspects of major industry components that include airlines, hotels, casinos, amusement and theme parks, and tourism. The result is a concise, up-to-date reference guide for financial analysts, economists, industry executives, legislators, regulators and journalists interested in the economics, financing and marketing of travel-related goods and services. The new edition expands coverage to airport management, Asian gaming, recreational resorts, restaurants, private jet services and advertising. Sections on the pricing and availability of oil and public policy issues such as antitrust and predation have also been added. A glossary, timeline diagrams and technical appendices enhance the book’s appeal as a reference tool.
Key Features • Only up-to-date book covering the economics of both hotels and travel/tourism; and competitors handle these separately • New sections on airport management, private jets, Asian gaming, recreational resorts, virtual tourism, effects of oil availability and pricing • All 57 figures and 48 tables updated
Part I. Introduction: 1. Economic perspectives; Part II. Getting There: 2. Wings; 3. Water and wheels; Part III. Being There:
4. Hotels; Part IV. Doing Things There: 5. Casinos; 6. Amusement/theme parks and resorts; 7. Tourism; Part V. Roundup:
Additional Information Level: academic researchers, professionals September 2012 228 x 152 mm 360pp 57 b/w illus. 48 tables 978-1-107-02562-2 Hardback c. £50.00
8. Performance and policy; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Glossary; References; Notes.
Economics and business studies
How Capitalism Was Built The Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia Second edition
Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC
Description Anders Aslund is known to make bold predictions that initially arouse controversy but soon become common wisdom. In Gorbachev’s Struggle for Economic Reform (1989), he foresaw the collapse of the Soviet political and economic system. After Russia’s financial crisis of 1998, observers declared the market economic experiment a failure, Aslund foresaw market economic success (Building Capitalism, 2002). In How Capitalism Was Built, Second Edition, he asks – and answers for the twenty-one countries he investigates: • Why did communism collapse? • Why did Russia not choose gradual reforms like China did? • Wherein lies the relative success of postcommunist transformation? • How did the oligarchs arise and decline vis-à-vis authoritarian leaders? Anyone who wants to understand the often confusing postcommunist dramas and obtain an early insight into the future will find this intellectually stimulating book useful. This edition includes updates to each chapter and new chapters on the impact of the global financial crisis and the European Union.
Key Features • This is the clearest overview of postcommunist transformation in all twenty-one Eurasian countries from 1989 to 2011 • Lucid view of the interplay between politics and economics after communism by one of the leading students in the region • Balanced assessment of accomplishments and failures including impact of the financial crisis and the role of Putin
Introduction: a world transformed; 1. Communism and its demise; 2. Radical reform versus gradualism; 3. Output: from slump to recovery and boom; 4. Liberalization: the creation of a market economy; 5. From hyperinflation to financial stability;
6. Privatization: the establishment of private property rights; 7. The social system; 8. The politics of transition; 9. From crime toward law; 10. The importance of the European Union; 11. The global financial crisis, 2007–2012; Conclusions: a world transformed.
Additional Information Level: undergraduate students, academic researchers October 2012 228 x 152 mm 432pp 45 b/w illus. 7 tables 978-1-107-02654-4 Hardback c. £75.00
Economics and business studies
Rethink HIV Smarter Ways to Invest in Ending HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa
Edited by Bjørn Lomborg Copenhagen Business School
Description Thirty years after the identification of the disease that became known as AIDS, humanitarian organizations warn that the fight against HIV/AIDS has slowed, amid a funding shortfall and donor fatigue. In this book, Bjørn Lomborg brings together research by world-class specialist authors, a foreword by UNAIDS founding director Peter Piot and perspectives from Nobel Laureates and African civil society leaders to identify the most effective ways to tackle the pandemic across sub-Saharan Africa. There remains an alarming lack of high-quality data evaluating responses to HIV. We still know too little about what works, where and how to replicate our successes. This book offers the first comprehensive attempt by teams of authors to analyze HIV/AIDS policy choices using cost-benefit analysis, across six major topics. This approach provides a provocative fresh look at the best ways to scale up the fight against this killer epidemic.
Key Features • First-ever comprehensive comparative cost-benefit analysis of responses to HIV/AIDS • Perspectives from leading specialist authors, Nobel Laureates and African civil society leaders • Timely and thought-provoking contribution to policy debates on combating HIV/AIDS against background of funding shortfall and donor fatigue
Foreword; Introduction; Part I. The Research: 1. Prevention of sexual transmission; 2. Alternative perspective: prevention of sexual transmission; 3. Alternative perspective: prevention of sexual transmission; 4. Prevention of non-sexual transmission; 5. Alternative perspective: prevention of non-sexual transmission;
6. Alternative perspective: prevention of nonsexual transmission; 7. Treatment; 8. Alternative perspective: treatment; 9. Alternative perspective: treatment; 10. Strengthening health systems; 11. Alternative perspective: strengthening health systems; 12. Alternative perspective: strengthening health systems; 13. Social policy;
Additional Information Level: professionals, graduate students September 2012 247 x 174 mm 368pp 37 b/w illus. 73 tables 978-1-107-02869-2 Hardback c. £60.00
14. Alternative perspective: social policy; 15. Alternative perspective: social policy; 16. Vaccine research and development; 17. Alternative perspective: vaccine research and development; 18. Alternative perspective: vaccine research and development; Part II. Ranking the Opportunities: 19. Findings of the Nobel Laureate economist expert panel; 20. Findings from African civil society; 21. Conclusion.
Terror and Democracy in West Germany Karrin Hanshew
Michigan State University
Description In 1970, the Red Army Faction declared war on West Germany. The militants failed to bring down the state, but this book argues that the decade-long debate they inspired helped shape a new era. After 1945, West Germans answered long-standing doubts about democracy’s viability and fears of authoritarian state power with a ‘militant democracy’ empowered against its enemies and a popular commitment to anti-fascist resistance. In the 1970s, these postwar solutions brought Germans into open conflict, fighting to protect democracy from both terrorism and state overreaction. Drawing on diverse sources, Karrin Hanshew shows how Germans, faced with a state of emergency and haunted by their own history, managed to learn from the past and defuse this adversarial dynamic. This negotiation of terror helped them to accept the Federal Republic of Germany as a stable, reformable polity and to reconceive of democracy’s defence as part of everyday politics.
Key Features • Includes a wide array of actors, including government officials, anti-nuclear protestors, new right scholars and new left writers • Places West German terrorism in the broader postwar context • Examines how a democratic society successfully confronts a state of emergency, specifically a state of emergency brought about by terrorism
1. Democracy made militant: the Federal Republic of Germany; 2. Disobedient Germans: resistance and the extraparliamentary left; 3. ‘Mister Computer’ and the search for internal security; 4. The security state, new social movements, and the duty to resist; 5. The German autumn, 1977; 6. Civility, German identity, and the end of the postwar.
Additional Information Level: academic researchers, graduate students September 2012 234 x 156 mm 296pp 10 b/w illus. 978-1-107-01737-5 Hardback £60.00
Europe and the Maritime World A Twentieth Century History
Michael B. Miller University of Miami
Description Europe and the Maritime World: A Twentieth-Century History offers a new framework for understanding globalisation over the past century. Through a detailed analysis of ports, shipping and trading companies whose networks spanned the world, Michael B. Miller shows how a European maritime infrastructure made modern production and consumer societies possible. He argues that the combination of overseas connections and close ties to home ports contributed to globalisation. Miller also explains how the ability to manage merchant shipping’s complex logistics was central to the outcome of both world wars. He chronicles transformations in hierarchies, culture, identities and port city space, all of which produced a new and different maritime world by the end of the century.
Key Features • A new history of globalisation in the twentieth century • The first comprehensive study of the maritime world in the twentieth century • A trans-national history of networks across all the seas, setting European history within a world perspective
Part I. Networks: 1. Ports; 2. Shipping; 3. Trading companies and their commodities; 4. Intermediaries;
5. Culture; Part II. Exchanges: 6. World War I; 7. The time of troubles; 8. War and remaking, 1939–1960s; 9. Transformation.
Additional Information Level: academic researchers, graduate students September 2012 228 x 152 mm 456pp 11 b/w illus. 4 maps 7 tables 978-1-107-02455-7 Hardback £65.00
Hybrid Warfare Fighting Complex Opponents from the Ancient World to the Present
Edited by Williamson Murray Ohio State University
and Peter R. Mansoor Ohio State University
Description Hybrid warfare has been an integral part of the historical landscape since the ancient world, but only recently have analysts – incorrectly – categorised these conflicts as unique. Great powers throughout history have confronted opponents who used a combination of regular and irregular forces to negate the advantage of the great powers’ superior conventional military strength. As this study shows, hybrid wars are labour-intensive and long-term affairs; they are difficult struggles that defy the domestic logic of opinion polls and election cycles. Hybrid wars are also the most likely conflicts of the twenty-first century, as competitors use hybrid forces to wear down America’s military capabilities in extended campaigns of exhaustion. Nine historical examples of hybrid warfare, from ancient Rome to the modern world, provide readers with context by clarifying the various aspects of conflicts and examining how great powers have dealt with them in the past.
Key Features • Nine examples of hybrid war from the ancient world to the present • Introductory and concluding essays frame and analyse the special problems that hybrid war presents to great powers • Demonstrates the importance of understanding hybrid warfare for today’s policy makers and military leaders
Introduction: 1. Hybrid warfare in history; 2. Conquering Germania: a province too far; 3. Keeping the Irish down and the Spanish out: English strategies of submission in Ireland, 1594–1603; 4. The American revolution: hybrid war in America’s past; 5. That accursed Spanish war: the Peninsular War, 1807–14;
6. The union’s counter-guerrilla war, 1861–5; 7. Fighting ‘this nation of liars to the very end’: the German army in the Franco–Prussian War, 1870–1; 8. Small wars and great games: the British empire and hybrid warfare, 1700–1970; 9. An unexpected encounter with hybrid warfare: the Japanese experience in north China, 1937–45; 10. Hybrid war in Vietnam; Conclusion: 11. What the past suggests.
Additional Information Level: undergraduate students, graduate students August 2012 228 x 152 mm 336pp 9 maps 978-1-107-02608-7 Hardback £60.00
An Economic History of Nineteenth-Century Europe Diversity and Industrialization
University of California, Los Angeles
Description Why did some countries and regions of Europe reach high levels of economic advancement in the nineteenth century, while others were left behind? This new transnational survey of the continent’s economic development highlights the role of regional differences in shaping each country’s economic path and outcome. Presenting a clear and cogent explanation of the historical causes of advancement and backwardness, Ivan Berend integrates social, political, institutional and cultural factors as well as engaging in debates about the relative roles of knowledge, the state and institutions. Featuring boxed essays on key personalities including Adam Smith, Friedrich List, Gustave Eiffel and the Krupp family, as well as brief histories of innovations such as the steam engine, vaccinations and the co-operative system, the book helps to explain the theories and macro-economic trends that dominated the century and their impact on the subsequent development of the European economy right up to the present day.
Key Features • A comprehensive pan-European economic history which emphasises the key role of regional differences in determining levels of economic growth across the continent • Sets economic developments within their social, political, institutional and cultural contexts and engages in latest debates about the role of knowledge, the state and institutions • Boxed essays present micro-historical case studies that make the narrative of economic development easier to understand
Introduction; Part I. Gradual Revolution: 1. From merchant to industrial capitalism in Northwestern Europe; Part II. Successful Industrial Transformation of the West: 2. Knowledge and the entrepreneurial state; 3. Agriculture, transportation, and communication;
4. The organisation of business and finance; 5. Three versions of successful industrialization; 6. The miracle of knowledge and the state: Scandinavia; 7. Demographic revolution, transformation of life and standard of living; 8. The Europeanization of Europe; Part III. The Peripheries: Semi-Success or Failure of Modern Transformation:
9. The ‘sleeping’ peripheries, traditional institutions and values; 10. The Western sparks that ignite; 11. Advantage from dependence: Central Europe, the Baltic Area, Finland and Ireland; 12. Profiting from foreign interests: the Mediterranean and Russia; 13. The predator Leviathan in peasant societies: the Balkans and the borderlands of Austria-Hungary; Epilogue: economic disparity – and alternative postwar economic regimes; Bibliography.
Additional Information Courses: Economic History of Modern Europe, Economic History of Europe, European Economic History Departments: History, Economics Level: undergraduate students, graduate students November 2012 247 x 174 mm 528pp 26 b/w illus. 5 maps 47 tables 978-1-107-03070-1 Hardback c. £65.00
A History of Modern Morocco Susan Gilson Miller
University of California, Davis
Description Morocco is notable for its stable and durable monarchy, its close ties with the West, its vibrant cultural life and its centrality to regional politics. This book, by distinguished historian Susan Gilson Miller, offers a richly documented survey of modern Moroccan history. Arguing that pragmatism rather than ideology has shaped the monarchy’s response to crisis, the book begins with the French invasion of Algeria in 1830 and Morocco’s abortive efforts at reform, the duel with colonial powers and the loss of independence in 1912, the burdens and benefits of France’s forty-four year dominion and the stunning success of the nationalist movement leading to independence in 1956. In the post-independence era, the book traces the monarchy’s gradual monopolization of power and the resulting political paralysis, with a postscript bringing events up to 2012. This concise, readable book will inform and enthral students and all those searching for the background to present-day events in the region.
Key Features • A readable, concise and richly layered history of modern Morocco by a leading scholar in the field • Explains the role of the monarchy and its impact on modern Moroccan society and culture, taking the story up to the Arab Spring • For students of the Middle East, North Africa and all those interested in how the past has impacted on Morocco’s present
1. The closing of the era of Jihad (1830–1860); 2. Facing the challenges of reform (1860–1994); 3. The passing of the old Makhzan (1894–1912); 4. France and Spain in Morocco (1912–1930);
5. Framing the nation (1930–1961); 6. The first age of Hassan II: the iron fist (1961–1975); 7. The second age of Hassan II: the velvet glove (1975–1999); 8. Summation: in search of a new equilibrium; 9. Postscript: the long decade of Muhammad VI (2000–2011).
Additional Information Level: graduate students, undergraduate students, general readers December 2012 228 x 152 mm 344pp 32 b/w illus. 3 maps 978-0-521-81070-8 Hardback c. £55.00
A History of Modern Indonesia Second edition
University of Sydney
Description Since the Bali bombings of 2002 and the rise of political Islam, Indonesia has frequently occupied media headlines. Nevertheless, the history of the fourth largest country on earth remains relatively unknown. Adrian Vickers’ book, first published in 2005, traces the history of an island country, comprising some 240 million people, from the colonial period through revolution and independence to the present. Framed around the life story of Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesia’s most famous and controversial novelist and playwright, the book journeys through the social and cultural mores of Indonesian society, focusing on the experiences of ordinary people. In this new edition, the author brings the story up to date, revisiting his argument as to why Indonesia has yet to realise its potential as a democratic country. He also examines the rise of fundamentalist Islam, which has haunted Indonesia since the fall of Suharto.
Key Features • Second edition of Adrian Vickers’ classic history of Indonesia which is framed around the life story of the country’s most famous writer • Concentration on social and cultural history foregrounds the everyday life experiences of the Indonesian people • Update takes the story from the Bali bombings of 2002 to the present and analyses the rise of Islamic fundamentalism
1. Our colonial soil; 2. Cultures of the countryside; 3. ‘To assail the colonial machine’; 4. The revolution; 5. Living in the atomic age; 6. From old to new orders; 7. Terror and development in a happy land; 8. Age of globalisation, age of crisis.
Additional Information Level: graduate students, undergraduate students January 2013 228 x 152 mm 328pp 20 b/w illus. 7 maps 978-1-107-01947-8 Hardback c. £55.00
A Concise History of Modern India Third edition
University of California, Davis
and Thomas Metcalf
University of California, Berkeley
Description A Concise History of Modern India by Barbara D. Metcalf and Thomas R. Metcalf, has become a classic in the field since it was first published in 2001. As a fresh interpretation of Indian history from the Mughals to the present, it has informed students across the world. In the third edition of the book, a final chapter charts the dramatic developments of the last twenty years, from 1990 through the Congress electoral victory of 2009, to the rise of the Indian high-tech industry in a country still troubled by poverty and political unrest. The narrative focuses on the fundamentally political theme of the imaginative and institutional structures that have successively sustained and transformed India, first under British colonial rule and then, after 1947, as an independent country. Woven into the larger political narrative is an account of India’s social and economic development and its rich cultural life.
Key Features • Third edition of classic history of India charts developments across last twenty years since 1990 • Themes include the emergence of India as a superpower, particularly focusing on the rivalry between India and China • Analyzes the economic polarization between the wealthy and those still living in abject poverty
New to this Edition • Chapter 9 has been revised and reorganized and assesses the changing nature of India’s politics and the growth and consequences of economic liberalization since 1991
1. Sultans, Mughals, and pre-colonial Indian society; 2. Mughal twilight: the emergence of regional states and the East India Company; 3. The East India Company Raj, 1772–1850; 4. Revolt, the modern state, and colonized subjects, 1848–1885;
5. Civil society, colonial constraints, 1885–1919; 6. The crisis of the colonial order, 1919–1939; 7. The 1940s: triumph and tragedy; 8. Congress Raj: democracy and development, 1950–1989; 9. Democratic India at the turn of the Millennium: prosperity, poverty, power.
Additional Information Level: graduate students, undergraduate students Series: Cambridge Concise Histories August 2012 228 x 152 mm 312pp 52 b/w illus. 4 maps 978-1-107-02649-0 Hardback c. £55.00
The Enlightenment Third edition
Dor inDa ou t r a m
University of Rochester, New York
Description Debate over the meaning of ‘Enlightenment’ began in the eighteenth century and still continues to this day. This period saw the opening of arguments on the nature of man, truth, the place of God and the international circulation of ideas, people and gold. But did the Enlightenment mean the same for men and women, for rich and poor, for Europeans and non-Europeans? In the third edition of her acclaimed book, Dorinda Outram addresses these and other questions about the Enlightenment as controversy increases about its place at the foundation of modernity. She studies it as a global phenomenon, setting the period against broader social changes. This new edition offers a new chapter on political economy, a completely revised further reading section and a new feature on electronic sources to stimulate primary research. This accessible overview will be essential reading for students of eighteenth-century history, philosophy and the history of ideas.
t h i rd e d i ti o n New Approaches to European History
Key Features • Accessible introduction which will appeal to students of philosophy and history of ideas as well as to historians • New material includes a new chapter on political economy, a revised further reading section and a new section on electronic sources to aid further research • Often treated as a separate entity, this book connects Enlightenment history with the broader social and intellectual history of the period
New to this Edition • This new edition contains a new chapter on political economy, a completely revised further reading section and a new feature on electronic sources to stimulate primary research • Brief biographies of important people have been updated • Changes have been made to Chapters 1, 4 and 11
1. What is Enlightenment?; 2. Coffee houses and consumers: the social context of Enlightenment; 3. Enlightenment and government; new departure or business as usual?; 4. Political economy: the science of the state and the market; 5. Exploration, cross-cultural contact, and the ambivalence of the Enlightenment; 6. When people are property: the problem of slavery in the Enlightenment;
7. Enlightenment thinking about gender; 8. Science and the Enlightenment: God’s order and man’s understanding; 9. The rise of modern paganism? Religion and the Enlightenment; 10. The end of the Enlightenment: conspiracy and revolution?; Brief biographies; Suggestions for further reading.
Additional Information Courses: The Enlightenment, Enlightenment Europe, Enlightenment and Revolutionary Europe Departments: History Level: undergraduate students, graduate students Series: New Approaches to European History December 2012 228 x 152 mm 195pp 4 b/w illus. 978-1-107-02739-8 Hardback c. £45.00
Inhumanities Nazi Interpretations of Western Culture
David B. Dennis
Loyola University, Chicago
Description Inhumanities is an unprecedented account of the ways Nazi Germany manipulated and mobilized European literature, philosophy, painting, sculpture and music in support of its ideological ends. David B. Dennis shows how, based on belief that the Third Reich represented the culmination of Western civilization, culture became a key propaganda tool in the regime’s program of national renewal and its campaign against political, national and racial enemies. Focusing on the daily output of the Völkischer Beobachter, the party’s official organ and the most widely circulating German newspaper of the day, he reveals how activists twisted history, biography and aesthetics to fit Nazism’s authoritarian, militaristic and anti-Semitic world views. Ranging from National Socialist coverage of Germans such as Luther, Dürer, Goethe, Beethoven, Wagner and Nietzsche to ‘great men of the Nordic West’ such as Socrates, Leonardo and Michelangelo, Dennis reveals the true extent of the regime’s ambitious attempt to reshape the ‘German mind’.
Key Features • The first comprehensive survey of the ways the Nazi party appropriated major figures of the Western cultural tradition • Traces the Nazi party’s efforts to convince Germans that Nazism offered cultural advancement as well as political leadership • Reveals how high culture was used to justify the elimination of enemies of the Volk
Introduction; Part I. Foundations of Nazi Cultural History: 1. The ‘Germanic’ origins of western culture; 2. Voxvolkish; 3. The western tradition as political and patriotic; 4. The western tradition as anti-Semitic; 5. The archenemy incarnate; Part II. Blind to the Light:
6. Classicism romanticized; 7. Intolerance toward enlightenment; 8. Forging steel romanticism; 9. Romantic music as ‘our greatest legacy’; Part III. Modern Dilemmas: 10. Realist paradox and expressionist confusion; 11. Nordic existentialists and volkish founders; 12. Music after Wagner;
Additional Information Level: general readers September 2012 228 x 152 mm 560pp 50 b/w illus. 978-1-107-02049-8 Hardback £25.00
Part IV. ‘Holy’ War and Weimar ‘Crisis’: 13. Heralds of the front experience; 14. Weimar culture wars i: defending German spirit from ‘circumcision’; 15. Weimar culture wars ii: combating ‘degeneracy’; Part V. Nazi ‘Solutions’: 16. ‘Honour your German masters’; 17. The Nazi ‘Renaissance’; 18. Kultur at war; Conclusion.
The Transatlantic Century Europe and the United States, 1890–2010
New York University
Description This is a fascinating new overview of European-American relations during the long twentieth century. Ranging from economics, culture and consumption to war, politics and diplomacy, Mary Nolan charts the rise of American influence in Eastern and Western Europe, its midtwentieth century triumph and its gradual erosion since the 1970s. She reconstructs the circuits of exchange along which ideas, commodities, economic models, cultural products and people moved across the Atlantic, capturing the differing versions of modernity that emerged on both sides of the Atlantic and examining how these alternately produced cooperation, conflict and ambivalence toward the other. Attributing the rise and demise of American influence in Europe not only to economics but equally to wars, the book locates the roots of many transatlantic disagreements in very different experiences and memories of war. This is an unprecedented account of the American Century in Europe that recovers its full richness and complexity.
Key Features • Panoramic history of European-American relations which avoids simplistic views of an inevitable ‘American Century’ • Pays equal attention to economics, politics and culture, offering the reader a complex and multifaceted picture of transatlantic interactions • Overcomes cold war geographic boundaries to include East Central Europe and Russia/the Soviet Union, in a broad definition of Europe
Introduction; 1. An uncertain balance, 1890–1914; 2. World War I: European crisis and American opportunity; 3. Ambivalent engagement; 4. The Great Depression and transatlantic new deals; 5. Strange affinities, new enemies;
6. From World War to Cold War; 7. Cooperation, competition, containment; 8. Culture wars; 9. The American century erodes, 1968–1979; 10. Renewed conflict and surprising collapse; 11. A widening Atlantic; 12. Imperial America, estranged Europe.
Additional Information Level: undergraduate students, graduate students Series: New Approaches to European History, 46 September 2012 228 x 152 mm 400pp 26 b/w illus. 3 maps 4 tables 978-0-521-69221-2 Paperback c. £16.99
Language and linguistics
Writing and Society An Introduction
German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo
Description How does writing relate to speech? What impact does it have on social organisation and development? How do unwritten languages differ from those that have a written form and tradition? This book is a general account of the place of writing in society. Drawing on contemporary and historical examples, from clay tablets to touchscreen displays, the book explores the functions of writing and written language, analysing its consequences for language, society, economy and politics. It examines the social causes of illiteracy, demonstrating that institutions of central importance to modern society are built upon writing and written texts, and are characterised by specific forms of communication. It explores the social dimensions of spelling and writing reform, as well as of digital literacy, a new mode of expression and communication posing novel challenges to the student of language in society.
Key Features • Demonstrates why writing merits more attention within the study of language and society • Draws on a wide variety of examples from different linguistic and cultural settings • Discussion points in each chapter help students to absorb and reflect on what they have learnt
1. The tyranny of writing; 2. The past in the present and the seeds of the public sphere; 3. Written and unwritten language; 4. Literacy and inequality; 5. The society of letters; 6. Writing reform; 7. Writing and literacy in the digitalized world.
Additional Information Level: graduate students Series: Key Topics in Sociolinguistics December 2012 216 x 138 mm 200pp 14 b/w illus. 11 tables 978-1-107-01642-2 Hardback c. £55.00
Writing and Society Florian Coulmas Key topics in socioLinguistics
An Introduction to European Law Robert Schütze
University of Durham
Description Thought-provoking and accessible in approach, this book offers a classic introduction to European law. Taking a clear structural framework, it guides the student through the subject’s core elements from its creation and enforcement to the workings of the internal market. A flowing writing style combines with the use of illustrations and diagrams throughout the text to ensure the student understands even the most complex of concepts. This succinct and enlightening overview is required reading for all students of European law.
Key Features • Clearly sets out the key principles and central topics taught on EU law courses • Succinct overview which also indicates key debates and controversies in the field • Numerous illustrations reinforce key concepts to aid understanding
Part I. European Law – Creation: 1. Union institutions; 2. Union legislation; 3. Union competences; 4. Fundamental rights; Part II. European Law – Enforcement: 5. Direct effect;
6. (Legal) supremacy; 7. National actions; 8. European actions; Part III. European Law – Substance: 9. Internal market: goods; 10. Internal market: persons; 11. Competition law: cartels; 12. Competition law: abuse.
Additional Information Courses: European Union Law Departments: Law Level: undergraduate students, graduate students September 2012 228 x 152 mm 376pp 17 b/w illus. 978-1-107-02510-3 Hardback c. £50.00
Essentials of EU Law Second edition
Universität Wien, Austria
Description Students new to the study of EU law can find knowing what questions to ask to be as much of a challenge as answering them. This book clearly sets the scene: it explores the history and institutions of the EU, examines the interplay of its main bodies in its legislative process and illustrates the role played by the EU Courts and the importance of fundamental rights. The student is also introduced to the key principles of the internal market, in particular the free movement of goods and the free movement of workers. In addition a number of other EU policies, such as the Common Agricultural Policy, Environmental Protection and Social Policy are outlined, while a more detailed inquiry is made into European competition law. This book is an essential first port-of-call for all students of European law.
Key Features • Concise and critical • Brings complex subject back to basics to ensure understanding • Clearly structured and organised
1. History of European integration; 2. The institutional framework; 3. The making of Union law; 4. The effect of Union law; 5. Judicial control within the Union;
6. Protecting fundamental rights within the EU; 7. The free movement of goods; 8. The free movement of persons; 9. EU competition law; 10. Selected EU policies; 11. The EU as an international actor.
Additional Information Courses: European Union Law Departments: Law, European Studies Level: undergraduate students, graduate students August 2012 216 x 138 mm 200pp 978-1-107-02566-0 Hardback c. £47.00
Dinosaurs A Concise Natural History Second edition
David E. Fastovsky
University of Rhode Island
and David B. Weishampel The Johns Hopkins University
Description Updated with the material that instructors want, Dinosaurs continues to make science exciting and understandable to non-science majors through its narrative of scientific concepts rather than endless facts. It now contains new material on pterosaurs, an expanded section on the evolution of the dinosaurs and new photographs to help students engage with geology, natural history and evolution. The authors ground the text in the language of modern evolutionary biology, phylogenetic systematics, and teach students to examine the paleontology of dinosaurs exactly as the professionals in the field do using these methods to reconstruct dinosaur relationships. Beautifully illustrated, lively and engaging, this edition continues to encourage students to ask questions and assess data critically, enabling them to think like a scientist.
Key Features • Unlike other introductory books, Dinosaurs is not a list of facts and figures and instead is concept-based, encouraging students to consider dinosaurs as a series of scientific questions to be answered • Addresses the paleontology of dinosaurs exactly as the professionals in the field do: using phylogenetic systematic methods to reconstruct dinosaur relationships • The dinosaurs are brought to life in specially commissioned drawings from the acclaimed dinosaur illustrator, John Sibbick • Instructor website contains high resolution figures, topic question answers and lecture tutorials
New to this Edition • Retains concise, light tone and does not overwhelm students with detail • New chapter added on pterosaurs in response to student demand • Expanded section on the early evolution of the dinosaurs • Rewritten endothermy chapter to aid student understanding
Life sciences Contents
Why a natural history of dinosaurs?; Part I. Reaching Back in Time: 1. To catch a dinosaur; 2. Dinosaur days; 3. Who’s related to whom – and how do we know?; 4. Who are the dinosaurs?; Part II. Ornithischia: Armored, Horned, and Duckbilled Dinosaurs: 5. Thyreophorans: the armor-bearers;
6. Marginocephalia: bumps, bosses, and beaks; 7. Ornithopoda: the tuskers, antelopes and ‘mighty ducks’ of the Mesozoic; Part III. Saurischia: Meat, Might, and Magnitude: 8. Sauropodomorpha: the big, the bizarre, and the majestic; 9. Theropoda I: nature red in tooth and claw; 10. Theropoda II: the origin of birds; 11. Theropoda III: early birds; Part IV. Endothermy, Endemism, and Extinction:
12. Dinosaur thermoregulation: some like it hot; 13. The flowering of the Mesozoic; 14. A history of paleontology through ideas; 15. Dinosaurs: in the beginning; 16. The Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction: the frill is gone; Glossary; Index of subjects; Index of genera.
Additional Resources: http://www.cambridge.org/9781107010796 Answers (password-protected) to topic questions in book, high resolution images and lecture tutorials for each chapter
Additional Information Courses: Dinosaurs Departments: Geology, Geophysics, Geosciences, Zoology Level: undergraduate students, graduate students August 2012 275 x 219 mm 400pp 325 colour illus. 978-1-107-01079-6 Hardback c. £85.00
Global Turning Points Understanding the Challenges for Business in the 21st Century
Mauro F. Guillén
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
and Emilio Ontiveros
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Description The twenty-first century is replete with uncertainty and complexity: game-changing events and trends are transforming the world beyond recognition. For the first time in human history more people live in cities than in the countryside and greater numbers suffer from obesity than from hunger. Emerging economies now represent half of the global economy and during the next few decades India will be the biggest country in terms of population, China the largest in output and the United States the richest among the major economies on a per capita income basis. Food and water shortages will likely become humankind’s most important challenge. In this accessible introduction, Mauro Guillén and Emilio Ontiveros deploy the tools of economics, sociology and political science to provide an analytical perspective on both the problems and opportunities facing business in the modern world.
Key Features • Will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers, executives and policymakers as well as students • Covers not only economic and business topics but also key political, demographic, social, environmental and geopolitical issues • Examines what is likely to come in the future and discusses how to adapt to it
1. Welcome to the twenty-first century; 2. A global economy out of balance; 3. The rise of the emerging-market multinationals; 4. The new demography: ageing, migration, and obesity;
5. From dictatorship to democracy and failed states; 6. A disparate world: inequality and poverty; 7. The quest for sustainability; 8. The global powers of the twenty-first century; 9. Coping with uncertainty and complexity.
Additional Information Level: graduate students, professionals October 2012 228 x 152 mm 224pp 29 b/w illus. 1 map 10 tables 978-1-107-02564-6 Hardback c. £45.00
Short Introduction to Strategic Human Resource Management Wayne F. Cascio
University of Colorado, Denver
and John W. Boudreau
University of Southern California
Description This Short Introduction to Strategic Human Resource Management provides a concise treatment of the key elements of strategic HRM using an innovative risk-management approach. It emphasizes the importance of the decisions, processes and choices organizations make about managing people and shows how workforce management directly affects strategic organizational outcomes. It provides guidance for managers on how to make better human capital decisions in order to achieve strategic success more effectively. Reflecting an increasing uncertainty in global business, Cascio and Boudreau consider ways of dealing with risk in managing human capital. Numerous examples in every chapter illustrate key points with real business cases from around the world.
Key Features • Integrated approach that links human resource management to strategic organization and risk management demonstrating how workforce management directly affects organizational strategy and outcomes • Numerous examples in every chapter to illustrate key points with real business cases from around the world • An overview of the elements of HR planning at strategic, operational, unit and functional level to show the similarities and differences at each level
1. What is strategy?; 2. The external environment; 3. HR strategy in context: environmental, organizational, and functional elements; 4. HR strategy through a risk-optimization framework; 5. HR strategy: linkages, anchor points, and outcomes; 6. HR strategy: communication and engagement; 7. Outcomes of successful business and HR strategies; 8. Future forces and trends driving HR strategy.
Additional Information Courses: Strategic Human Resource Management Departments: Human Resource Management Level: graduate students, undergraduate students Series: Cambridge Short Introductions to Management August 2012 216 x 138 mm 232pp 23 b/w illus. 12 tables 978-1-107-02781-7 Hardback £45.00
The Cambridge Companion to Opera Studies Edited by Nicholas Till University of Sussex
Description With its powerful combination of music and theatre, opera is one of the most complex and yet immediate of all art forms. Once opera was studied only as ‘a stepchild of musicology’, but in the past two decades opera studies have experienced an explosion of energy with the introduction of new approaches drawn from disciplines such as social anthropology and performance studies to media theory, genre theory, gender studies and reception history. Written by leading scholars in opera studies today, this Companion offers a wide-ranging guide to a rapidly expanding field of study and new ways of thinking about a rich and intriguing art form, placing opera back at the centre of our understanding of Western culture over the past 400 years. This book gives lovers of opera as well as those studying the subject a comprehensive approach to the many facets of opera in the past and today.
Key Features • Provides a definitive resource for teachers and students studying opera in music, theatre and cultural history • Introduces key theoretical and methodological approaches supported by concrete examples • Clearly identifies the different aspects of the expanded field of study in opera today
Introduction: opera studies today; Part I. Institutions: 1. Opera, the state and society; 2. The business of opera; 3. The operatic event: opera houses and opera audiences; Part II. Constituents:
4. ‘Too much music’: the media of opera; 5. Voices and singers; 6. Opera and modes of theatrical production; 7. Opera and the technologies of theatrical production; Part III. Forms: 8. The dramaturgy of opera;
Additional Information Level: undergraduate students, graduate students Series: Cambridge Companions to Music October 2012 247 x 174 mm 352pp 978-0-521-85561-7 Hardback c. £55.00
9. Genre and poetics; 10. The operatic work: texts, performances, receptions and repertories; Part IV. Issues: 11. Opera and gender studies; 12. Opera and national identity; 13. ‘An exotic and irrational entertainment’: opera and our others, opera as other.
Political Beethoven Nicholas Mathew
University of California, Berkeley
Description Musicians, music lovers and music critics have typically considered Beethoven’s overtly political music as an aberration; at best, it is merely notorious, at worst, it is denigrated and ignored. In Political Beethoven Nicholas Mathew returns to the musical and social contexts of the composer’s political music throughout his career – from the early marches and antiFrench war songs of the 1790s to the grand orchestral and choral works for the Congress of Vienna – to argue that this marginalized functional art has much to teach us about the lofty Beethovenian sounds that came to define serious music in the nineteenth century. Beethoven’s much-maligned political compositions, Mathew shows, lead us into the intricate political and aesthetic contexts that shaped all of his oeuvre, thus revealing the stylistic, ideological and psycho-social mechanisms that gave Beethoven’s music such a powerful voice – a voice susceptible to repeated political appropriation, even to the present day.
Key Features • Brand new account of the relationship between Beethoven’s music and the political life, both in his own time and up to the present – there has never been a study that has treated the subject of Beethoven and politics so comprehensively, from both historical and theoretical points of view • Explains Beethoven’s prominence in the musical life of the West in terms of the political power of his music • Discusses and contextualises the denigrated ‘political music’ that Beethoven composed throughout his life to make this the only source available to find out about certain works and their contexts • Of relevance to music historiography of the entire nineteenth century
Introduction: political collaborations; 1. Music between myth and history; 2. Beethoven’s moments; 3. The sounds of power and the power of sound; 4. The inner public; 5. After the war; Appendix: eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century musical sources consulted.
Additional Information Level: academic researchers, graduate students Series: New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism January 2013 247 x 174 mm 300pp 7 b/w illus. 1 table 40 music examples 978-1-107-00589-1 Hardback c. £55.00
The Sublime From Antiquity to the Present
Edited by Timothy M. Costelloe College of William and Mary, Virginia
Description This volume offers readers a unique and comprehensive overview of theoretical perspectives on ‘the sublime’, the singular aesthetic response elicited by phenomena that move viewers by transcending and overwhelming them. The book consists of an editor’s introduction and fifteen chapters written from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Part One examines philosophical approaches advanced historically to account for the phenomenon, beginning with Longinus, moving through eighteenth- and nineteenth-century writers in Britain, France and Germany and concluding with developments in contemporary continental philosophy. Part Two explores the sublime with respect to particular disciplines and areas of study, including Dutch literature, early modern America, the environment, religion, British Romanticism, the fine arts and architecture. Each chapter is both accessible for nonspecialists and offers an original contribution to its respective field of inquiry.
Key Features • Interdisciplinary, with essays by scholars of philosophy, English, history and American studies, German and Dutch studies, comparative literature, French, geography and architecture • The only book available that provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject both historically (from ancients to contemporary continental philosophy) and analytically (within different disciplines and approaches) • Essays accessible for the non-specialist while also making original contributions to the respective literatures
‘The sublime’. A short introduction to a long history; Part I. Philosophical History of the Sublime: 1. Longinus and the ancient sublime; 2. … And the beautiful? Revisiting Edmund Burke’s ‘double aesthetics’; 3. The moral source of the Kantian sublime; 4. Imagination and internal sense: the sublime in Shaftesbury, Reid, Addison, and Reynolds;
5. The associative sublime: Kames, Gerrard, Alison, and Stewart; 6. The ‘prehistory’ of the sublime in early modern France: an interdisciplinary perspective; 7. The post-Kantian German sublime; 8. The postmodern sublime: presentation and its limits; Part II. Disciplinary and Other Perspectives: 9. The ‘subtler sublime’: in modern Dutch aesthetics;
Additional Information Level: graduate students, undergraduate students September 2012 228 x 152 mm 298pp 36 b/w illus. 978-0-521-19437-2 Hardback £65.00
10. The first American sublime; 11. The environmental sublime; 12. Religion and the sublime; 13. The British romantic sublime; 14. The sublime and the fine arts; 15. Architecture and the sublime.
Philosophical Religions from Plato to Spinoza Reason, Religion, and Autonomy
McGill University, Montréal
Description Many pagan, Jewish, Christian and Muslim philosophers from Antiquity to the Enlightenment made no meaningful distinction between philosophy and religion. Instead they advocated a philosophical religion, arguing that God is Reason and that the historical forms of a religious tradition serve as philosophy’s handmaid to promote the life of reason among non-philosophers. Carlos Fraenkel provides the first account of this concept and traces its history back to Plato. He shows how Jews and Christians appropriated it in Antiquity, follows it through the Middle Ages in both Islamic and Jewish forms and argues that it underlies Spinoza’s interpretation of Christianity. The main challenge to a philosophical religion comes from the modern view that all human beings are equally able to order their lives rationally and hence need no guidance from religion. Fraenkel’s wide-ranging book will appeal to anyone interested in how philosophy has interacted with Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religious traditions.
Key Features • Reveals links between pagan, Jewish, Christian and Muslim philosophers that had not been recognized before • Shows how Plato’s political philosophy became a framework for the philosophical reinterpretation of Judaism, Christianity and Islam • Offers a new interpretation of Spinoza’s approach to religion that reveals the extent to which it is rooted in medieval Muslim and Jewish philosophy
Introduction: what is a philosophical religion?; 1. Reason, divine law, and self-rule in Plato; 2. Moses, Christ and the universal rule of reason in antiquity; 3. Communities of reason in the Islamic world; 4. Christianity as a philosophical religion in Spinoza; Epilogue: did the history of philosophical religions come to an end?
Additional Information Level: academic researchers, graduate students November 2012 228 x 152 mm 320pp 978-0-521-19457-0 Hardback c. £60.00
The Soul of Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil Maudemarie Clark and David Dudrick
Colgate University, New York
Description This book presents a provocative new interpretation of Beyond Good and Evil, arguably Nietzsche’s most important work. The problem is that it appears to express merely a loosely connected set of often questionable opinions. Can Nietzsche really be an important philosopher if this is his most important book? Maudemarie Clark and David Dudrick address this question with a close reading that emphasizes how Nietzsche writes. They argue that the first part of Beyond Good and Evil presents coherent and interconnected arguments for subtle and well-thought-out positions on traditional issues. Nietzsche’s infamous doctrine of the will to power turns out to be a compelling account of the structure and origin of the human soul. And although he rejects some aspects of traditional philosophy, Nietzsche’s aim is to show how philosophy’s traditional aspirations to seek both the true and the good can be fulfilled. Beyond Good and Evil turns out to be a major work of philosophy and Nietzsche’s masterpiece.
Key Features • Provides a detailed and sophisticated analysis of Nietzsche’s most important work • Advances an entirely original argument, one that questions current scholarship and will provoke discussion among Nietzsche scholars • Allows readers to ‘make sense’ of Nietzsche and his thought
Introduction; Part I. The Will to Truth and the Will to Value: 1. Setting the stage: Neitzsche’s preface; 2. Understanding the ‘magnificent tension of the spirit’; 3. Philosophy and the will to value; 4. Science and the will to truth;
5. Satisfying the will to truth and the will to value; Part II. The Will to Power: 6. Nietzsche’s soul; 7. The will; 8. The other doctrines of the will to power; Conclusion.
Additional Information Level: graduate students, academic researchers August 2012 228 x 152 mm 265pp 978-0-521-79041-3 Hardback £60.00
Ethics and Science An Introduction
University of North Texas
and Carl Mitcham
Colorado School of Mines
Description Who owns your genes? What does climate science imply for policy? Do corporations conduct honest research? Should we teach intelligent design? Humans are creating a new world through science. The kind of world we are creating will not simply be decided by expanding scientific knowledge, but will depend on views about good and bad, right and wrong. These visions, in turn, depend on critical thinking, cogent argument and informed judgement. In this book, Adam Briggle and Carl Mitcham help readers to cultivate these skills. They first introduce ethics and the normative structure of science and then consider the ‘society of science’ and its norms for the responsible conduct of research and the treatment of human and animal research subjects. Later chapters examine ‘science in society’ – exploring ethical issues at the interfaces of science, policy, religion, culture and technology. Each chapter features case studies and research questions to stimulate further reflection.
Key Features • Each chapter features opening and closing case studies and questions for further research and reflection • Exposes students to the full gamut of ethical issues associated with science – from those internal to scientific research to those at the interface of science and society • An international scope with emphasis on the globalising research enterprise
Preface; 1. Introduction and overview; 2. Ethical concepts and theories; 3. Science and its norms; 4. Research ethics I: misconduct and the responsible conduct of research;
5. Research ethics II: science involving humans; 6. Research ethics III: science involving animals; 7. The science of ethics; 8. Transition: from ethics to politics and policy; 9. Science and politics I: policy for science;
Additional Information Level: undergraduate students, graduate students Series: Cambridge Applied Ethics November 2012 247 x 174 mm 240pp 978-0-521-87841-8 Hardback c. £55.00
10. Science and politics II: science for policy; 11. Science and ideational culture; 12. Science applied: ethics and engineering; Appendix: influential ethics codes and declarations; Works cited; Index.
Kierkegaard and the Theology of the Nineteenth Century The Paradox and the ‘Point of Contact’
George Pattison University of Oxford
Description This study shows how Kierkegaard’s mature theological writings reflect his engagement with the wide range of theological positions which he encountered as a student, including German and Danish Romanticism, Hegelianism and the writings of Fichte and Schleiermacher. George Pattison draws on both major and lesser-known works to show the complexity and nuances of Kierkegaard’s theological position, which remained closer to Schleiermacher’s affirmation of religion as a ‘feeling of absolute dependence’ than to the Barthian denial of any ‘point of contact’, with which he is often associated. Pattison also explores ways in which Kierkegaard’s theological thought can be related to thinkers such as Heidegger and John Henry Newman, and its continuing relevance to present-day debates about secular faith. His volume will be of great interest to scholars and students of philosophy and theology.
Key Features • Provides a comprehensive exposition of Kierkegaard’s early study of Schleiermacher and Hegelian theology • Enhances readers’ understanding of key topoi in Kierkegaard interpretation • Shows the extent of Kierkegaard’s place within the paradigm of Schleiermacherian theology, especially regarding his theology of creation
References to Kierkegaard’s works; Introduction; 1. Beginning with the beginning of modern theology; 2. Speculative theology; 3. David Friedrich Strauss; 4. Immanence and transcendence; 5. Out there with the lilies and the birds;
6. Sin; 7. Redemption; 8. Proclaiming the word; 9. Christianity after the Church; 10. Kierkegaard’s hands; Bibliography; Index.
Additional Information Level: academic researchers, graduate students November 2012 228 x 152 mm 240pp 978-1-107-01861-7 Hardback c. £55.00
Lectures on Quantum Mechanics Steven Weinberg
University of Texas, Austin
Description Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg combines his exceptional physical insight with his gift for clear exposition to provide a concise introduction to modern quantum mechanics. Ideally suited to a one-year graduate course, this textbook is also a useful reference for researchers. Readers are introduced to the subject through a review of the history of quantum mechanics and an account of classic solutions of the Schrödinger equation, before quantum mechanics is developed in a modern Hilbert space approach. The textbook covers many topics not often found in other books on the subject, including alternatives to the Copenhagen interpretation, Bloch waves and band structure, the Wigner–Eckart theorem, magic numbers, isospin symmetry, the Dirac theory of constrained canonical systems, general scattering theory, the optical theorem, the ‘in-in’ formalism, the Berry phase, Landau levels, entanglement and quantum computing. Problems are included at the ends of chapters, with solutions available for instructors at www.cambridge.org/9781107028722.
Key Features • Written by Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg, considered by many to be the preeminent theoretical physicist alive in the world today • Features a wide variety of applications of quantum mechanics to atomic, molecular, nuclear, condensed matter and elementary particle physics • Takes a modern Hilbert space approach with strong emphasis on symmetry principles and covers many topics not often included in books on quantum mechanics
Preface; 1. Historical introduction; 2. Particle states in a central potential; 3. General principle of quantum mechanics; 4. Spin; 5. Approximations for energy eigenstates; 6. Approximations for time-dependent problems;
7. Potential scattering; 8. General scattering theory; 9. The canonical formalism; 10. Charged particles in electromagnetic states; 11. The quantum theory of radiation; 12. Entanglement; Index.
Additional Resources: http://www.cambridge.org/9781107028722 Solutions to end-of-chapter problems available for instructors
Additional Information Courses: Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Physics Departments: Physics Level: graduate students, academic researchers November 2012 247 x 174 mm 416pp 978-1-107-02872-2 Hardback c. £40.00
A History of the Electron J. J. and G. P. Thomson
University of the Basque Country, Bilbao
Description Two landmarks in the history of physics are the discovery of the particulate nature of cathode rays (the electron) by J. J. Thomson in 1897 and the experimental demonstration by his son G. P. Thomson in 1927 that the electron exhibits the properties of a wave. Together, the Thomsons are two of the most significant figures in modern physics, both winning Nobel prizes for their work. This book presents the intellectual biographies of the father-and-son physicists, shedding new light on their combined understanding of the nature of electrons and, by extension, of the continuous nature of matter. It is the first text to explore J. J. Thomson’s early and later work, as well as the role he played in G. P. Thomson’s education as a physicist and how he reacted to his son’s discovery of electron diffraction. This fresh perspective will interest academics and graduate students working in the history of early twentieth-century physics.
Key Features • The first book to bring together the biographies of the father-and-son physicists, J. J. and G. P. Thomson, with a focus on the significance of the electron in their work • Clear language that is free from unnecessary technicalities makes this accessible to the non-scientist • Systematically describes a key episode in the British reception of quantum physics in the early twentieth century
Introduction; 1. The early years in Manchester and Cambridge; 2. J. J. Thomson’s early work in Cambridge: a continuous and all-embracing physics; 3. The ether and the corpuscle: from waves to particles; 4. On creeds and policies: the corpuscular theory of matter; 5. Father and son. Old and new physics; 6. The electron in Aberdeen: from particle to wave; Index.
Additional Information Level: academic researchers, graduate students August 2012 247 x 174 mm 205pp 12 b/w illus. 978-1-107-00522-8 Hardback c. £50.00
The Politics of Nationalism in Modern Iran Ali M. Ansari
University of St Andrews, Scotland
Description The first full-length study of Iranian nationalism in nearly five decades, this sophisticated and challenging book by the distinguished historian Ali M. Ansari explores the idea of nationalism in the creation of modern Iran. It does so by considering the broader developments in national ideologies that took place following the emergence of the European Enlightenment and showing how these ideas were adopted by a non-European state. Ansari charts a course through twentieth-century Iran, analysing the growth of nationalistic ideas and their impact on the state and demonstrating the connections between historiographical and political developments. In so doing, he shows how Iran’s different regimes manipulated ideologies of nationalism and collective historical memory to suit their own ends. Drawing on hitherto untapped sources, the book concludes that it was the revolutionary developments and changes that occurred during the first half of the twentieth century that paved the way for later radicalisation.
Key Features • Radical new interpretation of Iranian history, which demonstrates the ideological connections between Mohammad Reza Shah and Ayatollah Khomeini • Situates Iranian nationalism within the context of the European Enlightenment • Written by one of the premier historians of Iran for students and scholars of the Middle East, political scientists and intellectual historians
1. Introduction; 2. An Iranian enlightenment; 3. The age of extremes; 4. The age of contestation.
Additional Information Level: academic researchers, graduate students, general readers Series: Cambridge Middle East Studies, 40 September 2012 228 x 152 mm 352pp 978-0-521-86762-7 Hardback c. £55.00
Foundations of Modern International Thought David Armitage
Harvard University, Massachusetts
Description Between the early seventeenth and mid-nineteenth centuries, major European political thinkers first began to look outside their national borders and envisage a world of competitive, equal sovereign states inhabiting an international sphere that ultimately encompassed the whole globe. In this insightful and wide-ranging work, David Armitage – one of the world’s leading historians of political thought – traces the genesis of this international turn in intellectual history. Foundations of Modern International Thought combines important methodological essays, which consider the genealogy of globalisation and the parallel histories of empires and oceans, with fresh considerations of leading figures such as Hobbes, Locke, Burke and Bentham in the history of international thought. The culmination of more than a decade’s reflection and research on these issues, this book restores the often overlooked international dimensions to intellectual history and recovers the intellectual dimensions of international history.
Key Features • Wide-ranging and important collection of essays by one of the world’s leading historians of political thought • Extensive, original and methodologically innovative scholarship critically engages with the most up-to-date work in the field • Sheds new light on major figures in the history of political thought, including Hobbes, Locke, Burke and Bentham
Introduction: rethinking the foundations of modern international thought; Part I. Historiographical Foundations: 1. The international turn in intellectual history; 2. Is there a pre-history of globalisation?; 3. The elephant and the whale: empires and oceans in world history;
Part II. Seventeenth-Century Foundations: Hobbes and Locke: 4. Hobbes and the foundations of modern international thought; 5. John Locke’s international thought; 6. John Locke, Carolina and the Two Treatises of Government; 7. John Locke: theorist of empire?; Part III. Eighteenth-Century Foundations:
Additional Information Level: academic researchers, graduate students December 2012 228 x 152 mm 289pp 2 b/w illus. 978-0-521-80707-4 Hardback c. £50.00
8. Parliament and international law in eighteenthcentury Britain; 9. Edmund Burke and Reason of State; 10. Globalising Jeremy Bentham; Part IV. Building on the Foundations: Making States since 1776: 11. The Declaration of Independence and international law; 12. Declarations of independence, 1776–2012.
The Power and the People Paths of Resistance in the Middle East
University of London
Description This book is about power. The power wielded over others – by absolute monarchs, tyrannical totalitarian regimes and military occupiers – and the power of the people who resist and deny their rulers’ claims to that authority by whatever means. The extraordinary events in the Middle East in 2011 offered a vivid example of how non-violent demonstration can topple seemingly invincible rulers. This book considers the ways in which the people have united to unseat their oppressors and fight against the status quo and probes the relationship between power and forms of resistance. It also examines how common experiences of violence and repression create new collective identities. This brilliant, yet unsettling book affords a panoramic view of the twentieth and twenty-first century Middle East through occupation, oppression and political resistance.
Key Features • Brilliant, yet unsettling exploration of the twentieth and twenty-first century Middle East through occupation, oppression and political resistance • References the extraordinary events of the Arab Spring to parallel moments in the past • A unique study for all those interested in current events and in the history of this turbulent region
1. State capture and violent resistance; 2. Contesting public space: resistance as the denial of authority; 3. Imposition and resistance in economic life; 4. Body politics: women’s rights and women’s resistance; 5. History wars: contesting the past, reclaiming the future; 6. Symbolic forms of resistance: art and power.
Additional Information Level: graduate students, general readers December 2012 228 x 152 mm 440pp 25 b/w illus. 978-0-521-80965-8 Hardback c. £50.00
Making Democratic Governance Work How Regimes Shape Prosperity, Welfare, and Peace
Harvard University, Massachusetts
Description Is democratic governance good for economic prosperity? Does it accelerate progress towards social welfare and human development? Does it generate a peace-dividend and reduce conflict at home? Within the international community, democracy and governance are widely advocated as intrinsically desirable goals. Nevertheless, alternative schools of thought dispute their consequences and the most effective strategy for achieving critical developmental objectives. This book argues that both liberal democracy and state capacity need to be strengthened to ensure effective development, within the constraints posed by structural conditions. Liberal democracy allows citizens to express their demands, hold public officials to account and rid themselves of ineffective leaders. Yet rising public demands that cannot be met by the state generate disillusionment with incumbent officeholders, the regime, or ultimately the promise of liberal democracy ideals. Thus governance capacity also plays a vital role in advancing human security, enabling states to respond effectively to citizen’s demands.
Key Features • Offers a new theoretical framework seeking to explain the impact of the democratic governance on economic development, human welfare and internal peace • The theory is tested empirically among diverse types of regimes, using worldwide evidence during the third wave of democracy • By challenging many of the contemporary arguments advanced by idealists and realists, the book provides a more comprehensive understanding
Part I. Introduction: 1. Does democratic governance determine human security?; 2. Theories of regime effects; Part II. Comparing Regimes: 3. The regime typology; 4. Analyzing regime effects;
Part III. Development Outcomes: 5. Prosperity; 6. Welfare; 7. Peace; Part IV. Conclusions: 8. Why regimes matter.
Additional Information Level: academic researchers, graduate students September 2012 234 x 156 mm 288pp 23 b/w illus. 2 maps 11 tables 978-1-107-01699-6 Hardback c. £55.00
War, Guilt, and World Politics after World War II Thomas U. Berger Boston University
Description When do states choose to adopt a penitent stance towards the past? When do they choose to offer apologies for historical misdeeds, offer compensation for their victims and incorporate the darker sides of history into their textbooks, public monuments and museums? When do they choose not to do so? And what are the political consequences of how states portray the past? This book pursues these questions by examining how governments in post-1945 Austria, Germany and Japan have wrestled with the difficult legacy of the Second World War and the impact of their policies on regional politics in Europe and Asia. The book argues that states can reconcile over historical issues, but to do so requires greater political will and imposes greater costs than is commonly realized. At the same time, in an increasingly interdependent world, failure to do so can have a profoundly disruptive effect on regional relations and feed dangerous geopolitical tensions.
Key Features • Provides an in-depth comparison of the development of the politics of historical memory in Europe and Asia • Makes the case for a realistic approach to the problem of reconciliation over historical issues, one that recognizes both the powerful forces that place the past on the political agenda and makes dealing with it so difficult • Offers an interdisciplinary theoretical framework for understanding the forces that shape state policies on history
1. Politics and memory in an age of apology; 2. Germany: the model penitent; 3. Austria: the prodigal penitent; 4. Japan: the model impenitent?; 5. Asia: the geopolitics of remembering and forgetting: towards an expanded model; 6. Conclusions: the varieties of penitence.
Additional Information Level: academic researchers, graduate students August 2012 234 x 156 mm 272pp 2 b/w illus. 3 tables 978-1-107-02160-0 Hardback £55.00
The Politics of Authoritarian Rule Milan W. Svolik
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Description What drives politics in dictatorships? Milan W. Svolik argues authoritarian regimes must resolve two fundamental conflicts. Dictators face threats from the masses over which they rule – the problem of authoritarian control. Secondly from the elites with whom dictators rule – the problem of authoritarian power-sharing. Using the tools of game theory, Svolik explains why some dictators establish personal autocracy and stay in power for decades; why elsewhere leadership changes are regular and institutionalized, as in contemporary China; why some dictatorships are ruled by soldiers, as Uganda was under Idi Amin; why many authoritarian regimes, such as PRI-era Mexico, maintain regime-sanctioned political parties; and why a country’s authoritarian past casts a long shadow over its prospects for democracy, as the unfolding events of the Arab Spring reveal. Svolik complements these and other historical case studies with the statistical analysis on institutions, leaders and ruling coalitions across dictatorships from 1946 to 2008.
Key Features • Proposes a general analytical framework for the study of authoritarian politics • Uses comprehensive, original data on institutions and leadership changes in all dictatorships throughout the period 1946–2008 • Using the tools of game theory, this book develops new formal models of authoritarian power-sharing, institutional choice, repression and cooptation
1. Introduction: the anatomy of dictatorship; 2. The world of authoritarian politics; Part I. The Problem of Authoritarian Power-Sharing: 3. And then there was one!: Authoritarian powersharing and the path to personal dictatorship;
4. Institutions, collective action, and the success of authoritarian power-sharing; Part II. The Problem of Authoritarian Control: 5. Moral hazard in authoritarian repression and the origins of military dictatorships; 6. Why authoritarian parties?: The regime party as an instrument of co-optation and control; 7. Conclusion: incentives and institutions in authoritarian politics.
Additional Information Level: undergraduate students, graduate students Series: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics September 2012 234 x 156 mm 248pp 24 b/w illus. 2 maps 17 tables 978-1-107-02479-3 Hardback c. £55.00
Freud, Psychoanalysis and Death Liran Razinsky
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Description Was ‘death’ a lacuna at the heart of Sigmund Freud’s work? Liran Razinsky argues that the question of death is repressed, rejected and avoided by Freud, therefore resulting in an impairment of the entire theoretical structure of psychoanalysis. Razinsky supports his claim through a series of close readings of psychoanalytic texts (including not just Freud, but Klein, Kohut, Jung and Lacan among others) that explore psychoanalysis’ inattention to this fundamental human concern. The readings are combined to form an overall critique of psychoanalysis – one that remains sympathetic but calls for a rethinking of the issue of death. In presenting a fresh and persuasive interpretation of the Freudian corpus, this book will be of interest to scholars of Freud’s thought and psychoanalysis, literary scholars, analysts, clinicians and to all those curious about death’s psychic life.
Key Features • A solid yet far-ranging interpretation of Freud that poses challenges to psychoanalysis, examines its frontiers and possibilities, and provides a call for a reappraisal and renewal of theory • Features rich, sensitive and suggestive readings of Freud’s texts including a refreshing bold analysis of The Interpretation of Dreams • Combines literary tradition (close readings of Freud) and familiarity with psychoanalysis and clinical thinking – the author has roots in both
Introduction; 1. Against death: Freud and the question of death’s psychic presence; 2. ‘Most of the time life appears so uncertain to me’: death as a concern in Freud’s life; 3. The dream of death: The Interpretation of Dreams; 4. To dream, perchance to die: a further exploration of The Interpretation of Dreams;
5. Death and anxiety; 6. A struggle with the concept of death: Thoughts for the Times on War and Death; 7. Driving death away: Freud’s theory of the death drive; 8. Death and culture: death as a central motif in Freud’s cultural and literary analyses; 9. Avoidance and reduction of death in psychoanalysis;
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10. The post-Freudians in the labyrinth of death; 11. Lacan; 12. Attempts at reconciliation; 13. Sources of the clash: the conflict between analytic ideas and concern with death; 14. Death in life; Final thoughts.
The Cambridge Companion to New Religious Movements Edited by Olav Hammer University of Southern Denmark
and Mikael Rothstein University of Copenhagen
Description New religions emerge as distinct entities in the religious landscape when innovations are introduced by a charismatic leader or a schismatic group leaves its parent organization. New religious movements (NRMs) often present novel doctrines and advocate unfamiliar modes of behavior, and have therefore often been perceived as controversial. NRMs have, however, in recent years come to be treated in the same way as established religions, that is, as complex cultural phenomena involving myths, rituals and canonical texts. This Companion discusses key features of NRMs from a systematic, comparative perspective, summarizing results of forty years of research. The volume addresses NRMs that have caught media attention, including movements such as Scientology, New Age, the Neopagans, the Sai Baba movement and Jihadist movements active in a post-9/11 context. An essential resource for students of religious studies, the history of religion, sociology, anthropology and the psychology of religion.
Key Features • Discusses recent approaches to NRMs treating them as movements analogous to more traditional religions, namely, comprising myths, scriptures and rituals • Offers a global perspective, taking examples from a wide range of new religions • Provides ethnographies of particular movements, references to additional resources and a systematic introduction
Introduction to New Religious Movements; Part I. Social Science Perspectives: 1. The sociology of New Religious Movements; 2. Religion and the Internet; 3. Major controversies involving New Religious Movements: a comparative perspective; Part II. Themes: 4. History and the end of time in New Religions;
5. Charismatic leaders in New Religions; 6. Rituals in New Religions; 7. Canonical and extracanonical texts in New Religions; Part III. New Religions in the West and Beyond: 8. Scientology: up stat, down stat; 9. Neo-Paganism; 10. The International Raelian Movement;
Additional Information Level: undergraduate students, graduate students Series: Cambridge Companions to Religion September 2012 228 x 152 mm 352pp 978-0-521-19650-5 Hardback £50.00
11. The Sathya Sai Baba Movement; 12. Neo-Sufism; 13. Satanism; 14. Theosophy; 15. The New Age; 16. ‘Jihadism’ as a New Religious Movement; 17. New Religions in the New Russia; 18. New Religious Movements in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Cambridge Companion to Christian Mysticism Edited by Amy Hollywood Harvard Divinity School
and Patricia Z. Beckman University of Missouri, Columbia
Description The Cambridge Companion to Christian Mysticism is a multi-authored interdisciplinary guide to the study of Christian mysticism, with an emphasis on the third through the seventeenth centuries. The book is thematically organized in terms of the central contexts, practices and concepts associated with the mystical life in early, medieval and early modern Christianity. This book looks beyond the term ‘mysticism’, which was an early modern invention, to explore the ways in which the ancient terms ‘mystic’ and ‘mystical’ were used in the Christian tradition: what kinds of practices, modes of life and experiences were described as ‘mystical’? What understanding of Christianity and of the life of Christian perfection is articulated through mystical interpretations of scripture, mystical contemplation, mystical vision, mystical theology or mystical union? This volume both provides a clear introduction to the Christian mystical life and articulates a bold new approach to the study of mysticism.
Key Features • Multi-authored by leading scholars • Interdisciplinary – includes work by scholars in religious studies, theological studies, history, English literature, comparative literature, Spanish literature, German studies and art history • The organization of the material is different to any other introduction to the study of Christian mysticism, focusing on key terms derived from early, medieval and early modern Christian texts
Introduction; Part I. Contexts: 1. Early monasticism; 2. Song, experience, and the book in Benedictine monasticism; 3. New religious movements in medieval western Europe; 4. Early modern reformations; Part II. Key Terms: 5. Apophatic and cataphatic theology;
6. Lectio divina; 7. Meditatio/meditation; 8. Oratio/prayer; 9. Visio/vision; 10. Raptus/rapture; 11. Unio mystica/mystical union; 12. Actio et contemplatio/action and contemplation; Part III. Contemporary Questions: 13. Latin and the vernaculars;
Additional Information Level: undergraduate students, graduate students, academic researchers Series: Cambridge Companions to Religion September 2012 228 x 152 mm 392pp 5 b/w illus. 978-0-521-86365-0 Hardback £65.00
14. Transmission; 15. Writing; 16. The body and its senses; 17. Mysticism and visuality; 18. Emotions; 19. Authority; 20. Gender; 21. Sexuality; 22. Time and memory.
The Bolsheviks and the Russian Empire Liliana Riga
University of Edinburgh
Description This comparative historical sociology of the Bolshevik revolutionaries offers a reinterpretation of political radicalization in the last years of the Russian Empire. Finding that two-thirds of the Bolshevik leadership were ethnic minorities – Ukrainians, Latvians, Georgians, Jews and others – this book examines the shared experiences of assimilation and socioethnic exclusion that underlay their class universalism. It suggests that imperial policies toward the Empire’s diversity radicalized class and ethnicity as intersectional experiences, creating an assimilated but excluded elite: lower-class Russians and middle-class minorities universalized particular exclusions as they disproportionately sustained the economic and political burdens of maintaining the multiethnic Russian Empire. The Bolsheviks’ social identities and routes to revolutionary radicalism show especially how a class-universalist politics was appealing to those seeking secularism in response to religious tensions, a universalist politics where ethnic and geopolitical insecurities were exclusionary, and a tolerant ‘imperial’ imaginary where Russification and illiberal repressions were most keenly felt.
Key Features • Presents a new interpretation of the Bolshevik Revolution • Offers a study in political radicalization, which links ethnicity/religion and political identities, so has important implications for understanding political radicalism today • Provides insights into the roles of nationalism and ethnicity in the politics of multiethnic states and empires
Part I. Identity and Empire: 1. Reconceptualizing Bolshevism; 2. Social identities and imperial rule; Part II. Imperial Strategies and Routes to Radicalism in Contexts: 3. The Jewish Bolsheviks;
4. The Polish and Lithuanian Bolsheviks; 5. The Ukranian Bolsheviks; 6. The Latvian Bolsheviks; 7. The South Caucasian Bolsheviks; 8. The Russian Bolsheviks.
Additional Information Level: academic researchers, graduate students October 2012 234 x 156 mm 336pp 3 tables 978-1-107-01422-0 Hardback c. £60.00
Waves of War Nationalism, State Formation, and Ethnic Exclusion in the Modern World
University of California, Los Angeles
Description Why did the nation-state emerge and proliferate across the globe? How is this process related to the wars fought in the modern era? Analyzing datasets that cover the entire world over long stretches of time, Andreas Wimmer focuses on changing configurations of power and legitimacy to answer these questions. The nationalist ideal of self-rule gradually diffused over the world and delegitimized empire after empire. Nationalists created nationstates wherever the power configuration favored them, often at the end of prolonged wars of secession. The elites of many of these new states were institutionally too weak for nation-building and favored their own ethnic communities. Ethnic rebels challenged such exclusionary power structures that violated the principle of self-rule, and neighboring governments sometimes intervened into these struggles over the state. Waves of War demonstrates why nation-state formation and ethnic politics are crucial to understand the civil and international wars of the past 200 years.
Key Features • A new analysis of the rise and global spread of the nation-state and the associated conflicts and wars – a crucial, but often overlooked, process that shaped the modern world • Introduces a fresh perspective on war and conflict by highlighting the crucial role of political legitimacy • Based on solid quantitative evidence from new, original datasets that cover the entire world
1. Introduction and summary; 2. The birth of the nation; 3. The global rise of the nation-state; 4. Nation-state formation and war; 5. Ethnic politics and armed conflict; 6. Can peace be engineered?; 7. Conclusion; Appendices.
Additional Information Level: graduate students, academic researchers Series: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics August 2012 228 x 152 mm 384pp 17 b/w illus. 35 tables 978-1-107-02555-4 Hardback £60.00
A Alexander the Great.................................3 Ansari, Ali M..........................................49 Anthropology and Development.............12 Archaeology of Ancient Egypt, The..........13 Archaeology of Cyprus, The.....................14 Are We Getting Smarter?........................10 Armitage, David.....................................50 Aslund, Anders.......................................21 Augustus.................................................4 Axelby, Richard......................................12
B Backhouse, Roger...................................19 Bavetta, Sebastiano................................18 Beckman, Patricia Z................................57 Berend, Ivan...........................................26 Berger, Thomas U....................................53 Blackwell, Christopher W..........................3 Boianovsky, Mauro.................................19 Bolsheviks and the Russian Empire, The..58 Boudreau, John W..................................39 Brewer, Douglas J...................................13 Briggle, Adam.........................................45
C Cambridge Companion to Christian Mysticism, The.....................................57 Cambridge Companion to New Religious Movements, The....................56 Cambridge Companion to Opera Studies, The.........................................40 Cascio, Wayne F......................................39 Clark, Maudemarie.................................44 Concise History of Modern India, A.........29 Costelloe, Timothy M..............................42 Coulmas, Florian....................................33 Crewe, Emma.........................................12
D Dennis, David B......................................31 Dinosaurs...............................................37 Dudrick, David........................................44
E Economic History of Nineteenth-Century Europe, An..........................................26 Economics of Freedom, The.....................18 Enlightenment, The.................................30 Essentials of EU Law..............................35 Ethics and Science..................................45 Europe and the Maritime World..............24
F Fastovsky, David E..................................37 Flynn, James R........................................10 Foundations of Modern International Thought..............................................50 Fraenkel, Carlos......................................43 Freud, Psychoanalysis and Death............55
G Galinsky, Karl...........................................4 Games and Mathematics..........................6 Global Turning Points..............................38
Goldhaber, Dale.......................................9 Griffiths, David J.......................................8 Guillén, Mauro F.....................................38
H Hallock, Kevin F........................................5 Hammer, Olav........................................56 Hanshew, Karrin.....................................23 Harrill, J. Albert.......................................17 Harvey, Peter..........................................11 Heifetz, Milton.......................................16 History of Modern Indonesia, A...............28 History of Modern Morocco, A................27 History of the Electron, A........................48 Hollywood, Amy.....................................57 How Capitalism Was Built.......................21 Hybrid Warfare.......................................25
I Inhumanities..........................................31 Introduction to Buddhism, An.................11 Introduction to European Law, An...........34
K Kierkegaard and the Theology of the Nineteenth Century.............................46 Knapp, A. Bernard..................................14
L Lang, Kenneth R.....................................15 Lectures on Quantum Mechanics............47 Life and Death of Stars, The....................15 Lomborg, Bjørn......................................22
Politics of Authoritarian Rule, The............54 Politics of Nationalism in Modern Iran, The.....................................................49 Power and the People, The......................51
R Razinsky, Liran.......................................55 Reinisch, August.....................................35 Rethink HIV............................................22 Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Physics.. 8 Riga, Liliana...........................................58 Rothstein, Mikael...................................56
S Schütze, Robert......................................34 Short Introduction to Strategic Human Resource Management........................39 Soul of Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and EvilSources of Social Power, The...........60 Sublime, The...........................................42 Svolik, Milan W.......................................54
T Terror and Democracy in West Germany..23 Till, Nicholas...........................................40 Tirion, Wil...............................................16 Transatlantic Century, The.......................32 Transforming Modern Macroeconomics...19 Travel Industry Economics.......................20 Tripp, Charles.........................................51
V Vickers, Adrian.......................................28 Vogel, Harold L.......................................20
Making Democratic Governance Work....52 Mann, Michael.......................................60 Mansoor, Peter R....................................25 Martin, Thomas R.....................................3 Mathew, Nicholas..................................41 Metcalf, Barbara.....................................29 Metcalf, Thomas.....................................29 Miller, Michael B.....................................24 Miller, Susan Gilson................................27 Mitcham, Carl........................................45 Murray, Williamson.................................25
Nature-Nurture Debates, The....................9 Navarra, Pietro.......................................18 Navarro, Jaume......................................48 Nolan, Mary...........................................32 Norris, Pippa..........................................52
O Ontiveros, Emilio....................................38 Outram, Dorinda....................................30
P Pattison, George....................................46 Paul the Apostle.....................................17 Pay..........................................................5 Philosophical Religions from Plato to Spinoza...............................................43 Political Beethoven.................................41
Walk through the Southern Sky, A...........16 Wang, Robin R.........................................7 War, Guilt, and World Politics after World War II........................................53 Waves of War.........................................59 Weinberg, Steven...................................47 Weishampel, David B..............................37 Wells, David.............................................6 Wimmer, Andreas...................................59 Writing and Society................................33
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