A collection of essays devoted to the culture of the Francophone European crusading states of the eastern Mediterranean. Contributors, including historians of the crusades, Old French literature, and medieval art, each address different themes and questions related to life, literature, and language in the Frankish Levant.
Not only were more African slaves transported to South America than to North, but overlapping imperialisms and shared resistance to them have linked Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean for over...
Through close textual analysis, detailed historical contextualization, and critical animal theory Bestiarium Judaicum examines how and to what ends German-Jewish writers (including Freud, Heine, and Kafka) drew upon the vast inventory of verbal and visual images of nonhuman animals disseminated for millennia to bestialize, debase, and justify the persecution of Jews.
Calling into question the Cold War perspective that continued to permeate analyses of radicalism long after the fall of the Soviet Union, this study examines young Depression-Era radicals’ worldview—a worldview developed from the epicenter of young radical activism and ideology: New York City college campuses.
This book is concerned with the aporias, or impasses, of forgiveness, especially in relation to the legacy of the crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Nazis and their collaborators during World...
Presents an interpretation of power and authority in the Orthodox Christian theological tradition by examining four Byzantine authors on the topic of ecclesiastical hierarchy in theoretical, ritual, and pragmatic contexts. Discusses potential application of the interpretation for 21st century scholars and ecclesial participants.
In the late 1980s, a handful of artists priced out of Manhattan and desperately needing affordable studio space discovered 111 1st Street, a former P. Lorillard Tobacco Company warehouse. Over the...
For more than seven decades, New York City and the United Nations have shared the island of Manhattan, living and working together in a bond that has been likened to a long marriage—both tempestuous...
The ups and downs of silk, cotton and stocks synchopated with serialized novels in the late nineteenth-century Arabic press; time itself was changing. Khalīl al-Khūrī, Salīm al-Bustānī, and Jurjī Zaydān wrote novels of debt, dissimulation, and risk, increasingly legible as tools of French and British empire.
Drawing on records of about 5,500 soldiers and veterans, Shades of Green traces the organization of Irish regiments from the perspective of local communities in Connecticut, Illinois, and Wisconsin...
This book rethinks Italy’s formation and development on a trans-national map through cultural analysis of travel, living and work spaces as depicted in literary, filmic and musical texts. By demonstrating how today’s immigration in Italy is pre-occupied by its past emigration and colonialism, the book stresses commonalities and dispels preoccupations.
Literary analysis and theological interpretation of Catholic, University of Paris chancellor Jean Gerson’s (d. 1429) Donatus moralizatus and Muslim, Sufi scholar ʿAbd al-Karīm al-Qushayrī’s (d. 1072) Naḥw al-qulūb. Argues that the genre of these two religious texts aims to engender saintly readers and uses grammar as metaphor for spiritual realities.
In this original and engaging work, author Kent Puckett looks at how British filmmakers imagined, saw, and sought to represent its war during wartime through film. The Second World War posed unique...
A history of public libraries in New York City before the founding of the New York Public Library. Most of these libraries were accessible through a membership or an annual subscription. Explores the private and public purposes of public libraries before the advent of tax-supported public libraries.
Edited by Jeff Fort
Jean-Luc Nancy provides an analysis of the anti-Semitic aspects of Heidegger’s recently published Black Notebooks. Nancy refers to a philosophical or “historial” anti-Semitism marked, nonetheless, by the “banality” of ordinary anti-Semitism pervading Europe. Heidegger’s thought is placed in the broader context of the European (especially Christian) impulse toward new beginnings.
Examines the formation of modern Vietnamese literature under French colonialism.
This book examines how de facto segregation unfolded and operated at the New Jersey shore after the Civil War. Weaving together histories of race, leisure, and consumption, it argues that the politics of mass consumption contained early desegregation efforts and prolonged Jim Crow.
Walking New York is an idiosyncratic guide to New York—a study of twelve American writers who walked in New York and wrote about their impressions of the city in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
A study of ancient Latin and Greek words frequently translated religion with a view to showing how such mistranslation seriously obscures our understanding of those cultures including their Jewish and Christian versions.
This volume brings together scholarship on pan-European late-medieval religious controversy, with particular attention to developments in England, Bohemia, and at general church councils. It builds on recent work by approaching late-medieval cultural transaction and controversy internationally. Contributors examine textual transmission and compilation, polemical rhetoric, and philosophical and theological interchange, among other subjects.
People associate the South Bronx with gangs, violence, drugs, crime, burned-out buildings, and poverty. This is the message that has been driven into their heads over the years by the media. As Howard...
A scholarly reprint edition of the “lost” queer modernist novel A Scarlet Pansy by Robert Scully based on the original 1932 Faro edition.
In this book Scotus addresses fundamental issues concerning the limits of human knowledge and the nature of intellect and the object cooperate in generating actual cognition by developing his doctrine of the univocity of being, refuting skepticism and analyzing the way the knowledge in the case of abstractive cognition.
White Eagle, Black Madonna charts the remarkable journey of the Polish Catholic community from its tenth-century origins on the eastern edge of medieval Christendom to the twenty-first century, when a Pole occupied the See of Peter. One constant has been Catholicism’s profound influence over Poland’s political, social, and cultural life.
City of Gods is a history and ethnography of Flushing, Queens in New York City. An important site in colonial America for its place in the history of religious freedom, Flushing is now perhaps the most striking case of religious and ethnic pluralism in the world—and an ideal place to explore how America's long experiment with religious freedom, immigration, and religious pluralism began and continues.