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The Bourgeois: Between History and Literature

by Franco Moretti

"I am a member of the bourgeois class, feel myself to be such, and have been brought up on its opinions and ideals," wrote Max Weber, in 1895. Who could repeat these words today?

Thus begins Franco Moretti’s...


Sustainability & Historic Preservation: Toward a Holistic View

by Richard Longstreth, Shary Page Berg & Rebecca Howell Crew

Sustainability and Historic Preservation: Towards a Holistic View broadens the horizons of the mushrooming drive to correlate the objectives of these two spheres. To date, discussions of the relationship between...


A History Of The Wife

by Marilyn Yalom

How did marriage, considered a religious duty in medieval Europe, become a venue for personal fulfillment in contemporary America? How did the notion of romantic love, a novelty in the Middle Ages, become a...


A Short History of Financial Euphoria

by JohnKenneth Galbraith

The world-renowned economist offers "dourly irreverent analyses of financial debacle from the tulip craze of the seventeenth century to the recent plague of junk bonds."-The Atlantic.


Leonardo's Foot: How 10 Toes, 52 Bones, and 66 Muscles Shaped the Human World

by Carol Ann Rinzler

Step right up for a toe-curling cultural biography of humanity’s earthbound extremity!


The Awakening of Latin America: A Classic Anthology of Che Guevara's Writing on Latin America

by Ernesto Che Guevara & Maria del Carmen Ariet Garcia

A classic anthology of Che Guevara's writings on Latin America from his youthful travels to his assassination in Bolivia.


Vagabond Witness: Victor Serge and the Politics of Hope

by Paul Gordon

A unique witness to the revolutionary upheavals of the last century, endlessly creative, deeply humanist, Serge is a resource of hope for today.


1913: In Search of the World Before the Great War

by Charles Emmerson

Today, 1913 is inevitably viewed through the lens of 1914: as the last year before a war that would shatter the global economic order and tear Europe apart, undermining its global pre-eminence. Our perspectives...


Historical Dictionary of the Czech State

by Rick Fawn & Jiri Hochman

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Czech State has been thoroughly updated and greatly expanded. Featuring a chronology, introductory essay, appendix, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced...


Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns

by Ralph Nader & Jim Hightower

“What sets Ralph Nader apart is that he has moved beyond social criticism to effective political action.”

The New York Times 

The column is the most natural literary form for a citizen’s advocate, and...


The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History (Second Edition)

by Isaiah Berlin, Henry Hardy & Michael Ignatieff

"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing." This ancient Greek aphorism, preserved in a fragment from the poet Archilochus, describes the central thesis of Isaiah Berlin's masterly essay...


The Woman Movement: Feminism in the United States and England

by William L. O'Neill

This unusual book traces the development of the feminist movement in America and, to a lesser extent, in England. The comparison between the movements is enlightening.

Professor O'Neill starts with Mary Wollstonecraft...


Women in Europe Since 1750

by Patricia Branca

In dealing with the common experience of women in modern society, this book provides a deeper insight into European women at work, at home, at leisure and in their political and educational functions. Particular...


A Social History of Contemporary Democratic Media

by Jesse Drew

The last few decades have helped dispel the myth that media should remain driven by high-end professionals and market share. This book puts forward the concept of "communications from below" in contrast to the...


Historical Dictionary of Estonia

by Toivo Miljan

This Dictionary provides an encyclopedic overview of Estonia from the 12th Century to the present, with two-thirds devoted to the past 100 years, and one-quarter covering the past decade and half. The only such...


Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Literature and Theater

by Jan Sjåvik

The literature of Scandinavia is amazingly rich and varied, consisting of the works produced by the countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland, and stretching from the ancient Norse Sagas to the...


Ridicule, Religion and the Politics of Wit in Augustan England

by Roger D. Lund

Arguing for wit's importance beyond its use as a literary device, Lund traces the process by which writers in Restoration and eighteenth-century England struggled to define an appropriate role for wit in the...


Explorations in Reconciliation: New Directions in Theology

by David Tombs & Joseph Liechty

Theologians and scholars of religion draw on rich resources to address the complex issues raised by political reconciliation in the Middle East, the former Yugoslavia, South Africa, Northern Ireland and elsewhere....


The Orphan in Eighteenth-Century Law and Literature: Estate, Blood, and Body

by Cheryl L. Nixon

Examining novels by authors such as Haywood, Smollett, and Inchbald, and uncovering new manuscript and print case records, Cheryl Nixon compares tales of fictional orphans to narratives of legal orphans. Focusing...


Wordsworth's Vagrants: Police, Prisons, and Poetry in the 1790s

by Quentin Bailey

Wordsworth's Vagrants explores the poet's treatment of the 'idle and disorderly' in the context of the penal laws of the 1790s, when the terror of the French Revolution caused a crackdown on the beggars and...