New Books Network

Eileen Hunt Botting, “The Wollstonecraftian Mind” (Routledge, 2019)
Eileen Hunt Botting is Professor of Political Science at Notre Dame and co-editor with Sandrine Berges and Alan Coffee of the anthology The Wollstonecraftian Mind (Routledge, 2019). The collection presents thirty-nine essays from distinguished scholars in philosophy, religion, literature, intellectual history, and other fields who consider the work of the... Read More
Tobias Boes, “Thomas Mann’s War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters” (Cornell UP, 2019)
In Thomas Mann’s War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters (Cornell University Press, 2019), Tobias Boes traces how the acclaimed and bestselling author became one of America’s most prominent anti-fascists and the spokesperson for a German cultural ideal that Nazism had perverted. Thomas Mann, winner of the 1929 Nobel Prize in literature... Read More
Brendan Simms, “Hitler: A Global Biography” (Basic Books, 2019)
Every generation returns to the titanic heroes and villains of the 20th century.  And every generation produces a new set of biographies–often immense–in an effort to understand the role of that eras main figures. In the past three years, three important new books have reassessed Hitler’s life, beliefs and actions. ... Read More
Yaacob Dweck, “Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas” (Princeton UP, 2019)
In 1665, Sabbetai Zevi, a self-proclaimed Messiah with a mass following throughout the Ottoman Empire and Europe, announced that the redemption of the world was at hand. As Jews everywhere rejected the traditional laws of Judaism in favor of new norms established by Sabbetai Zevi, and abandoned reason for the... Read More
Frederick Beiser, “Hermann Cohen: An Intellectual Biography” (Oxford UP, 2018)
The eminent scholar of Neo-Kantianism, Frederick Beiser, has struck again, this time bringing his considerable analytical powers and erudition to the task of intellectual biography. For those of you aware of the distinguished philosophical career of Hermann Cohen (1859 – 1918) and the absence of an intellectual biography in English,... Read More
Christopher Lovins, “King Chŏngjo: An Enlightened Despot in Early Modern Korea” (SUNY Press, 2019)
Though traditionally regarded as a monarch who failed to arrest the gradual decline of his kingdom, the Korean king Chŏngjo has benefited in recent decades from a wave of new scholarship which has reassessed both his reign and his role in Korean history. The latest to do so is Christopher... Read More
Abdulhamid Sulaymon o’g’li Cho’lpon, “Night and Day: A Novel” (Academic Studies Press, 2019)
Christopher Fort’s new translation of Abdulhamid Sulaymon o’g’li Cho’lpon’s Night and Day: A Novel (Academic Studies Press, 2019) (Kecha va Kunduz) gives readers a chance to dive into the world of early 20th century Uzbek literature and understand the complex social problems of late Russian imperial Turkestan. This book will... Read More