New Faculty Books: March and April 2024

April 25, 2024

Legal Pluralism and Social Change in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages: A Conference in Honor of John Haldon

Edited by Wolfram Brandes, Helmut Reimitz, and Jack Tannous
March 2024

Throughout his career, Professor John Haldon has been a hinge between different academic cultures, methods, and disciplines. A true scholar of Byzantine society, he has combined meticulous work on texts and material evidence with a holistic approach to social history that has connected the study of the Byzantine world to new methodological perspectives and ever wider horizons for comparison with other political systems and structures across the European and Islamic worlds, from late ancient to early modern times. Based on a conference organized at the Center for Collaborative History of Princeton University in 2018, this book takes stock of Haldon's approach by focusing on the history of law and legal culture in the transformation of the Roman world.

  

I Just Keep Talking: A Life in Essays

By Nell Irvin Painter
April 2024

From the New York Times bestselling author of The History of White People and Old in Art School, a finalist for the NBCC Award, comes a comprehensive new collection of essays spanning art, politics, and the legacy of racism that shapes American history as we know it.

Throughout her prolific writing career, Nell Painter has published works on such luminaries as Sojourner Truth, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Malcolm X. Her unique vantage on American history pushes the boundaries of personal narrative and academic authorship. Led by an unbridled curiosity for her subjects, Painter asks readers to reconsider ideas of race, politics, and identity. I Just Keep Talking assembles her writing for the first time into a single volume, displaying the breadth and depth of Painter’s decades-long historical inquiry and the evolution of Black political thought—and includes a dazzling introduction and coda being published for the first time in this collection. Read more about I Just Keep Talking.

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