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After LaviniaA Literary History of Premodern Marriage Diplomacy

After Lavinia: A Literary History of Premodern Marriage Diplomacy

John Watkins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707575
eISBN:
9781501708527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707575.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Renaissance jurist Alberico Gentili once quipped that, just like comedies, all wars end in a marriage. In medieval and early modern Europe, marriage treaties were a perennial feature of the ... More

Antifundamentalism in Modern America

Antifundamentalism in Modern America

David Harrington Watt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801448270
eISBN:
9781501708541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448270.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book provides a pathbreaking account of the role that the fear of fundamentalism has played—and continues to play—in American culture. Fundamentalism has never been a neutral category of ... More

Defiant Priests

Defiant Priests

Michelle Armstrong-Partida

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707735
eISBN:
9781501707827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707735.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Two hundred years after canon law prohibited clerical marriage, parish priests in the late medieval period continued to form unions with women that were marriage all but in name. This book uses ... More

For the Common GoodA New History of Higher Education in America

For the Common Good: A New History of Higher Education in America

Charles Dorn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801452345
eISBN:
9781501712616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452345.001.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Are colleges and universities in a period of unprecedented disruption? Is a bachelor's degree still worth the investment? What, exactly, is higher education good for? This book challenges the ... More

Heading OutA History of American Camping

Heading Out: A History of American Camping

Terence Young

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801454028
eISBN:
9781501712838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454028.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Who are the real campers? Through-hiking backpackers traversing the Appalachian Trail? The family in an SUV making a tour of national parks and sleeping in tents at campgrounds? People committed to ... More

Hell and Its RivalsDeath and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages

Hell and Its Rivals: Death and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages

Alan E. Bernstein

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707803
eISBN:
9781501712494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707803.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The idea of punishment after death—whereby the souls of the wicked are consigned to hell—emerged out of beliefs found across the Mediterranean, from ancient Egypt to Zoroastrian Persia, and became ... More

The History of the Five Indian Nations Depending on the Province of New-York in America

The History of the Five Indian Nations Depending on the Province of New-York in America

Cadwallader Colden

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501713903
eISBN:
9781501712555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713903.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book, originally published in 1727 and revised in 1747, is one of the most important intellectual works published in eighteenth-century British America. The author was among the most learned ... More

New York Amish, 2nd EditionLife in the Plain Communities of the Empire State

New York Amish, 2nd Edition: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State

Karen Johnson-Weiner

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707605
eISBN:
9781501708145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707605.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Tracing Amish settlement in New York from the nineteenth century to the twenty-first century, this book draws on more than thirty years of participant-observation, interviews, and archival research ... More

The NGO GamePost-Conflict Peacebuilding in the Balkans and Beyond

The NGO Game: Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in the Balkans and Beyond

Patrice C. McMahon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501709234
eISBN:
9781501712739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709234.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In most post-conflict countries nongovernmental organizations are everywhere, but their presence is misunderstood. This book investigates the unintended outcomes of what it calls the NGO boom in ... More

Out of OaklandBlack Panther Party Internationalism during the Cold War

Out of Oakland: Black Panther Party Internationalism during the Cold War

Sean L. Malloy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501702396
eISBN:
9781501712715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702396.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book explores the evolving internationalism of the Black Panther Party (BPP); the continuing exile of former members in Cuba is testament to the lasting nature of the international bonds that ... More

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