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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

Art and Faith

A Theology of Making

Makoto Fujimura; Foreword by N. T. Wright

Written over thirty years of painting and creating in his studio, this book is Makoto Fujimura’s broad and deep exploration of creativity and the spiritual aspects of “making.” What he does in the studio, he asserts, is...

January 5, 2021, Hardcover, $26.00

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

Nikolai Astrup

Visions of Norway

Edited by MaryAnne Stevens; With essays by Frances Carey, Jay A. Clarke, Robert Ferguson, and MaryAnne Stevens, and a chronology by Kesia Eidesen

A compelling introduction to the life and artistic output of a trailblazing Norwegian painter, printmaker, and horticulturist Nikolai Astrup (1880–1928) was a Norwegian Expressionist artist known for...

December 1, 2020, Hardcover, $50.00

John Singer Sargent Complete Catalogue of Paintings Cumulative Index

Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray

The cumulative index to John Singer Sargent: The Complete Paintings comprises two indexes covering the nine volumes of the complete catalogue raisonné: a comprehensive general index and an index of the titles of all...

November 24, 2020, Hardcover, $65.00

Britain and Europe in a Troubled World

Vernon Bogdanor

Is Britain a part of Europe? The nation has been ambivalent on this question since the Second World War, when the Western European nations sought to prevent the return of fascism by creating strong international ties...

November 24, 2020, Hardcover, $25.00

Past and Prologue

Politics and Memory in the American Revolution

Michael D. Hattem

In Past and Prologue, Michael Hattem shows how colonists’ changing understandings of history shaped the politics of the American Revolution and the origins of American national identity.   Between the 1760s...

November 24, 2020, Hardcover, $40.00

Heinrich Heine

Writing the Revolution

George Prochnik

Heinrich Heine (1797–1856) was a virtuoso German poet, satirist, and visionary humanist whose dynamic life story and strikingly original writing are ripe for rediscovery.   In this vividly imagined exploration of...

November 24, 2020, Hardcover, $26.00

Migrants in the Profane

Critical Theory and the Question of Secularization

Peter E. Gordon

Migrants in the Profane takes its title from a well-known remark by Theodor W. Adorno, in which he offered a summary of the lesson conveyed in Walter Benjamin’s image of the mechanical chess-playing Turk and its hidden...

November 24, 2020, Hardcover, $35.00

On Democracy

Robert A. Dahl; With an Introduction by Ian Shapiro

Written by the preeminent democratic theorist of our time, this book explains the nature, value, and mechanics of democracy. In a new introduction to this Veritas edition, Ian Shapiro considers how Dahl would respond to the ongoing...

November 24, 2020, Paper, $20.00