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The Mathematics Lover’s Companion

Masterpieces for Everyone

Edward Scheinerman

Twenty-three mathematical masterpieces for exploration and enlightenment How can a shape have more than one dimension but fewer than two? What is the best way to elect public officials when more than two...

January 19, 2021, Paper, $18.00

The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

Richard Butterwick

In the eighteenth century the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was at the crux of international politics; it was surrounded by Russia, Prussia, and Austria, all of which were determined to ensure the Commonwealth stayed weak....

January 5, 2021, Hardcover, $45.00

Mechanisms of Loss

Two Novellas

Michel Fais; Translated from the Greek by David Connolly; Foreword by Katerina Schina; Afterword by Vangelis Hatzivasileiou

From esteemed Greek writer Michel Faïs comes a pair of novellas that explore the stories we choose to tell about the lives we pretend to live. Aegypius monachus is a semi-autobiographical snapshot of a man roaming the...

January 5, 2021, Hardcover, $26.00

The Global Indies

British Imperial Culture and the Reshaping of the World, 1756-1815

Ashley L. Cohen

In this lively book, Ashley Cohen reveals how eighteenth-century Britons saw the empire—not as separate Atlantic and Indian spheres but as an interconnected “Indies.” Crisscrossing the hemispheres, Cohen traces global...

January 5, 2021, Hardcover, $65.00

Yale French Studies, Number 137/138

North African Poetry in French

Edited by Thomas C. Connolly

Although in recent years Maghrebi literature written in French has enjoyed increased critical attention, less attention has been paid specifically to the genre of poetry. The sixteen essays collected in this special issue of ...

January 5, 2021, Paper, $65.00

Nine-Tenths of the Law

Enduring Dispossession in Indonesia

Christian Lund

?The old aphorism “possession is nine-tenths of the law” is particularly relevant in Indonesia, which has seen a string of regime changes and a shifting legal landscape for property claims. Ordinary people struggle to...

January 5, 2021, Paper, $37.50

Idi Amin

The Story of Africa's Icon of Evil

Mark Leopold

Idi Amin began his career in the British army in colonial Uganda, and worked his way up the ranks before seizing power in a British-backed coup in 1971. He built a violent and unstable dictatorship, ruthlessly eliminating...

January 5, 2021, Hardcover, $45.00

Founding God’s Nation

Reading Exodus

Leon R. Kass

In this long-awaited follow-up to his 2003 book on Genesis, biblical scholar Leon Kass explores how Exodus raises and then answers the central political questions of what defines a nation and how a nation should govern itself...

January 5, 2021, Hardcover, $40.00

Samuel Johnson

Selected Works
The Yale Edition

Samuel Johnson; Edited by Robert DeMaria, Jr., Stephen Fix, and Howard D. Weinbrot

Samuel Johnson was eighteenth-century Britain’s pre-eminent man of letters, and his influence endures to this day. He excelled as a moral and literary critic, biographer, lexicographer, and poet. This anthology, designed to make...

January 5, 2021, Hardcover, $40.00

Vagrant Figures

Law, Literature, and the Origins of the Police

Sal Nicolazzo

In this innovative book examining eighteenth-century literary treatments of policing and vagrancy, Nicolazzo reveals the narrative, textual, and rhetorical practices that shaped the purview and scope of policing long before...

January 5, 2021, Hardcover, $65.00