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Power, Political Economy, and Historical Landscapes of the Modern World
Power, Political Economy, and Historical Landscapes of the Modern World (April 2019)
Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Christopher R. DeCorse - Editor

Reveals how the expanding world-system entangled the non-Western world in global economies, yet did so in ways that were locally articulated, varied, and, often, non-European in their expression.

This interdisciplinary volume brings together a richly substantive collection of case studies that examine European-indigene interactions, economic relations, and their materialities in the formation of the modern world. Research has demonst...(Read More)
 
 
King Chongjo, an Enlightened Despot in Early Modern Korea
King Chongjo, an Enlightened Despot in Early Modern Korea (April 2019)
Christopher Lovins - Author

The first detailed analysis in English of monarchy and governance in Korea during King Chŏngjo’s reign.

Were the countries of Europe the only ones that were “early modern”? Was Asia’s early modernity cut short by colonialism? Scholars examining early modern Eurasia have not yet fully explored the relationships between absolute rule and political modernization in the highly contested early modern worl...(Read More)
 
 
Coming Together
Coming Together (March 2019)
Comparative Approaches to Population Aggregation and Early Urbanization
Attila Gyucha - Editor

Archaeologists, anthropologists, and classicists discuss how urbanization first emerged in strikingly different sociopolitical contexts in North America, Europe, and the Near East.

The pursuit for universally applicable definitions of the terms “urban” and “city” has frequently distracted scholars from scrutinizing processes of how ancient nucleated settlements evolved and developed. Based on the premise ...(Read More)
 
 
The First Zionist Congress
The First Zionist Congress (March 2019)
An Annotated Translation of the Proceedings
Michael J. Reimer - Translated and with an introduction by

An indispensable primary source in the history of Zionism.

The First Zionist Congress, held in Basel, Switzerland, in August 1897, was arguably the most significant Jewish assembly since antiquity. Its delegates surveyed the situation of Jews at the end of the nineteenth century, analyzed cultural and economic issues facing them, defined the program of Zionism, created an organization for planning and decision-making, and coale...(Read More)
 
 
The Majestic Nature of the North
The Majestic Nature of the North (March 2019)
Thomas Kelah Wharton’s Journeys in Antebellum America through the Hudson River Valley and New England
Steven A. Walton - Editor
Michael J. Armstrong - Editor

The illustrated nineteenth-century travel diaries of artist, educator, and architect Thomas Kelah Wharton, documenting his trips in the lower Hudson River Valley and New Orleans to Boston and back.

Thomas Kelah Wharton’s travel diaries provide an intimate glimpse into the society of early nineteenth-century America. As a young immigrant from England, the eldest son of a wealthy merchant who fell on hard times, Wharton (18...(Read More)
 
 
Black Women and Social Justice Education
Black Women and Social Justice Education (February 2019)
Legacies and Lessons
Stephanie Y. Evans - Editor
Andrea D. Domingue - Editor
Tania D. Mitchell - Editor

Focuses on Black women’s experiences and expertise in order to advance educational philosophy and provide practical tools for social justice pedagogy.

Black Women and Social Justice Education explores Black women’s experiences and expertise in teaching and learning about justice in a range of formal and informal educational settings. Linking historical accounts with groundbreaking contributions by new and ris...(Read More)
 
 
Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators
Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators (February 2019)
African Americans in Ghana
Steven J. L. Taylor - Author

Compares the political activities of African Americans who settled in Ghana in the 1950s and 1960s with those who settled in the 1980s to the present.

After repeated coups and periods of military rule, Ghana is now one of Africa’s longest enduring democratic republics. Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators compares the political proclivities of two generations of African Americans who moved to Ghana. Steven J. L. Ta...(Read More)
 
 
Himalayan Histories
Himalayan Histories (February 2019)
Economy, Polity, Religious Traditions
Chetan Singh - Author

A rare look at the history of Himalayan peasant society and the relationship between culture and environment in the Himalayas.

Himalayan Histories, by one of India’s most reputed historians of the Himalaya, is essential for a more complete understanding of Indian history. Because Indian historians have mainly studied riverine belts and life in the plains, sophisticated mountain histories are relatively rare. In thi...(Read More)
 
 
Property Rights in Contemporary Governance
Property Rights in Contemporary Governance (February 2019)
Staci M. Zavattaro - Editor
Gregory R. Peterson - Editor
Ann E. Davis - Editor

Examines how our diverse understandings of property impact real-world governing strategies.

Property is a concept that is seemingly simple to understand yet continually evolving in the face of cultural change and technological advance. Property Rights in Contemporary Governance examines the many meanings of property, how they have changed over time, and the roles they play in policy, society, and law. With its deeply interdisc...(Read More)
 
 
Empires between Islam and Christianity, 1500-1800
Empires between Islam and Christianity, 1500-1800 (January 2019)
Sanjay Subrahmanyam - Author

A wide-ranging consideration of early modern Muslim and Christian empires, covering the Iberian, Ottoman, and Mughal worlds, including questions of political economy, images and representations, and historiography.

Empires Between Islam and Christianity, 1500–1800 uses the innovative approach of “connected histories” to address a series of questions regarding the early modern world in the Indian Ocean, ...(Read More)
 
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