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The Yale Edition of the Shorter Poems of Edmund Spenser

Edmund Spenser; Edited by William Oram, Einar Bjorvand, and Ronald Bond

This is the first comprehensive edition of Spenser’s shorter poems since the Variorum Minor Poems published in the 1940s.  In the interval our understanding of Renaissance culture of Spenser’s work has changed...

September 10, 1989, Paper, $63.00

Loosening the Bonds

Mid-Atlantic Farm Women, 1750-1850

Joan M. Jensen

The first book to investigate the rich and complex lives of rural women during the late colonial and early national periods.  Jensen focuses on women in the Philadelphia hinterland and shows how they became an essential...

March 23, 1988, Paper, $29.00

Ts`ao Yin and the K`ang-hsi Emperor

Bondservant and Master, Second edition

Jonathan D. Spence

In this highly praised book, Jonathan D. Spence recounts the story of Ts'ao Yin, hereditary bondservant to the Manchu emperors. Ts'ao Yin, whose great-grandfather was captured and enslaved by the Manchus and whose descendent...

September 10, 1988, Paper, $35.00

Robert Harley

Speaker, Secretary of State and Premier Minister

Brian W. Hill

Robert Harley (1661-1724) dominated English politics in the late seventeenth century and throughout the reign of Queen Anne, and his long parliamentary career spanned years during which British political institutions...

August 24, 1988, Cloth, $60.00

Ethics and Regulation of Clinical Research

Second Edition

Robert J. Levine

The use of human subjects in medical and scientific research has given rise to troubling ethical questions. How should human subjects be selected for experiments? What should they be told about the research in which they are...

July 27, 1988, Paper, $45.00


D. S. Carne-Ross

Pindar has for centuries been the least understood and appreciated of the great classical poets, for the type of composition by which he is now chiefly represent—the ode written on commission to praise a victorious...

September 10, 1985, Paper, $24.00


Vivante, Paolo

Most studies of the Homeric poems have been dominated by the historical and anthropological views, concentrating on their place in the oral tradition and diverting attention from the nature of the poetry itself. ...

September 10, 1985, Paper, $26.00

William Faulkner

First Encounters

Cleanth Brooks

In this clear-sighted and enjoyable book, Cleanth Brooks, acknowledged to be "the best critic of our best novelist," introduces the general reader to Faulkner's most important novels and stories: The Sound and the Fury; As...

September 10, 1985, Paper, $26.00

Bureaucratic Justice

Managing Social Security Disability Claims

Jerry L. Mashaw

"Anyone interested in 'good government' should read Jerry Mashaw's new book on how the social Security Administration implements congressionally mandated policy for controlled consistent distribution of disability...

March 11, 1985, Paper, $25.00

The Spellbinders

Charismatic Political Leadership

Ann Ruth Willner

What causes a group of people or an entire nation to fall under the spell of a leader? In this fascinating book, Willner explains the nature of charismatic political leadership and the processes by which it comes into being,...

September 10, 1985, Paper, $24.00