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American DharmaBuddhism Beyond Modernity

American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity

Ann Gleig

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300215809
eISBN:
9780300245042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215809.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The past couple of decades have witnessed Buddhist communities both continuing the modernization of Buddhism and questioning some of its limitations. This fascinating portrait of a rapidly changing ... More

Bedouin Culture in the Bible

Bedouin Culture in the Bible

Clinton Bailey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300121827
eISBN:
9780300245639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121827.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Bedouin culture, the culture of desert-dwelling nomads, has existed for 4,500 years, including the era when the texts of the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament, were composed. It is thus a good context ... More

Choosing the LeaderLeadership Elections in the U.S. House of Representatives

Choosing the Leader: Leadership Elections in the U.S. House of Representatives

Matthew N Green and Douglas Harris

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222579
eISBN:
9780300240795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222579.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

How are congressional party leaders chosen? In the first comprehensive study since Robert Peabody's classic Leadership in Congress, this book draws on newly collected data about U.S. House members ... More

Christianity and the New Spirit of Capitalism

Christianity and the New Spirit of Capitalism

Kathryn Tanner

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300219036
eISBN:
9780300241129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300219036.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The current configuration of capitalism, in which finance plays a dominant role, has the capacity to shape people in ways that hinder the development of any critical perspective on it. This book ... More

Divine BodiesResurrecting Perfection in the New Testament and Early Christianity

Divine Bodies: Resurrecting Perfection in the New Testament and Early Christianity

Candida R. Moss

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300179767
eISBN:
9780300187632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179767.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book is an exploration of what the New Testament has to say about the nature of resurrected bodies. It argues that previous scholarship and tradition has been shaped by Pauline discussions of ... More

Dust Bowls of EmpireImperialism, Environmental Politics, and the Injustice of "Green" Capitalism

Dust Bowls of Empire: Imperialism, Environmental Politics, and the Injustice of "Green" Capitalism

Hannah Holleman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300230208
eISBN:
9780300240887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300230208.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The 1930s witnessed a harrowing social and ecological disaster, defined by the severe nexus of drought, erosion, and economic depression that ravaged the U.S. southern plains. Known as the Dust Bowl, ... More

A Garland of BonesChild Runaways in India

A Garland of Bones: Child Runaways in India

Jonah Steinberg

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222807
eISBN:
9780300241112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222807.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This intimate portrait examines the tracks, journeys, and experiences of child runaways in northern India. The book situates children's decisions to leave home and flee for the city in their larger ... More

The History of the Future in Colonial Mexico

The History of the Future in Colonial Mexico

Matthew D. O'Hara

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300233933
eISBN:
9780300240993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300233933.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Going against the grain of most existing scholarship, this book explores the archives of colonial Mexico to uncover a history of “futuremaking.” While historians and historical anthropologists of ... More

Itch, Clap, PoxVenereal Disease in the Eighteenth-Century Imagination

Itch, Clap, Pox: Venereal Disease in the Eighteenth-Century Imagination

Noelle Gallagher

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300217056
eISBN:
9780300240764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217056.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In eighteenth-century Britain, venereal disease was everywhere and nowhere: while physicians and commentators believed the condition to be widespread, it remained shrouded in secrecy, and was often ... More

On Political Obligation

On Political Obligation

Judith N. Shklar

Samantha Ashenden and Andreas Hess (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300214994
eISBN:
9780300245417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214994.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The lectures that comprise this book are a reminder of the legacy and a demonstration of the promise of a critical assessment and evaluation of political obligation. Shklar shows that the crucial ... More

The Politics of Empire at the Accession of George IIIThe East India Company and the Crisis and Transformation of Britain's Imperial State

The Politics of Empire at the Accession of George III: The East India Company and the Crisis and Transformation of Britain's Imperial State

James M. Vaughn

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300208269
eISBN:
9780300240542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208269.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book challenges the scholarly consensus that British India and the Second Empire were founded in “a fit of absence of mind.” The book instead argues that the origins of the Raj and the largest ... More

The Postwar MomentProgressive Forces in Britain, France, and the United States after World War II

The Postwar Moment: Progressive Forces in Britain, France, and the United States after World War II

Isser Woloch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300124354
eISBN:
9780300242683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124354.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Toward the end of World War II, the three democracies faced a common choice: return to the civic order of prewar normalcy or embark instead on a path of progressive transformation. This book assesses ... More

Prince of the PressHow One Collector Built History's Most Enduring and Remarkable Jewish Library

Prince of the Press: How One Collector Built History's Most Enduring and Remarkable Jewish Library

Joshua Teplitsky

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300234909
eISBN:
9780300241136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300234909.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

David Oppenheim (1664–1736), chief rabbi of Prague in the early eighteenth century, built an unparalleled collection of Jewish books and manuscripts, all of which have survived and are housed in the ... More

The Promise of the SuburbsA Victorian History in Literature and Culture

The Promise of the Suburbs: A Victorian History in Literature and Culture

Sarah Bilston

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300179330
eISBN:
9780300186369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179330.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

When did the suburbs gain their reputation as places of dullness and sterility? This book traces the origins of such suburban stereotypes back to the 1820s, the earliest decade of suburban growth, ... More

Quest for StatusChinese and Russian Foreign Policy

Quest for Status: Chinese and Russian Foreign Policy

Deborah Welch Larson and Alexei Shevchenko

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300236040
eISBN:
9780300245158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300236040.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book argues that the desire for world status plays a key role in shaping the foreign policies of China and Russia. Applying social identity theory—the idea that individuals derive part of their ... More

Refugees or MigrantsPre-Modern Jewish Population Movement

Refugees or Migrants: Pre-Modern Jewish Population Movement

Robert Chazan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300218572
eISBN:
9780300240627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218572.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

For millennia, Jews and non-Jews alike have viewed forced population movement as a core aspect of the Jewish experience. This involuntary Jewish wandering has been explained by pre-modern Jews and ... More

The Temple in Early ChristianityExperiencing the Sacred

The Temple in Early Christianity: Experiencing the Sacred

Eyal Regev

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300197884
eISBN:
9780300245592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197884.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The first scholarly work to trace the Temple throughout the entire New Testament, this book examines Jewish and Christian attitudes toward the Temple in the first century and provides both Jews and ... More

The Water ParadoxOvercoming the Global Crisis in Water Management

The Water Paradox: Overcoming the Global Crisis in Water Management

Edward B. Barbier

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300224436
eISBN:
9780300240573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300224436.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Water is essential to life, yet humankind's relationship with water is complex. For millennia, we have perceived it as abundant and easily accessible. But water shortages are fast becoming a ... More

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