Books 2018

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From antiquity to quantum mechanics—two millennia covered in one year of compelling IAS writing by our Faculty and Director

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Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf’s “Quantum Questions Inspire New Math,” published by Quanta Magazine, has been selected for inclusion in The Best Writing on Mathematics 2018 (Princeton University Press).

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"To Solve the Biggest Mystery in Physics, Join Two Kinds of Law," a column for Quanta Magazine by Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert...

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"Quantum Questions Inspire New Math," a column for Quanta Magazine by Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf, features in The Prime...

Sabine Schmidtke, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, has prepared for publication and introduced Materials for the Intellectual History of Imāmī Shīʿism in the Safavid Period: A Facsimile Edition...

Sabine Schmidtke, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, has authored Traditional Yemeni Scholarship amidst Political Turmoil and War: Muḥammad b. Muḥammad b. Ismāʿīl b. al-Muṭahhar al-Manṣūr (1915-...

Recently, societies have become more repressive, their laws more relentless, their magistrates more inflexible, independently of the evolution of crime. In this book, using genealogical and ethnographic approaches, anthropologist...

Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, has authored Life: A Critical User’s Manual (Polity Press, 2018), which asks "How can we think of life in its dual expression—...

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Nicola Di Cosmo, Luce Foundation Professor in East Asian Studies in the School of Historical Studies, has co-edited Empires and Exchanges in Eurasian Late Antiquity (Cambridge University Press, 2018), which offers an integrated picture...

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Michael Walzer, Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, has edited The Jewish Political Tradition: Volume III: Community.

The third in a four-volume series, Community includes...

Sabine Schmidtke, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, has edited Studying the Near and Middle East at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1935–2018 (Gorgias Press, 2018). The volume ...

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Freeman Dyson, Professor Emeritus in the School of Natural Sciences, has authored Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography Through Letters (Liveright, 2018). The book is a collection of personal letters to...

Harvard University Press has published Age of Conquests: The Greek World from Alexander to Hadrian by Angelos Chaniotis, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, which provides a compelling...