January 01, 1991

Writing for Antiquity

Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, July 2016
Seven Pillars of Statistical Wisdom (Stigler)
The Radicalism of the American Revolution (Wood)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, June 2016
The Goddess Pose: The Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Women Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West (Goldberg)
The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World (Morton)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, May 2016
Rethinking "Gnosticism": An Argument for Dismantling a Dubious Category (Williams)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, April 2016
Slavery and African Life: Occidental, Oriental, and African Slave Trades (Manning)
Epicureanism at the Origins of Modernity (Wilson)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, March 2016
Empire of Cotton (Beckert)
"Reassembling the History of the Novel"
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, February 2016
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II (Blackmon)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, January 2016
The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front, 1915--1919 (Thompson)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, November 2015
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States (Vowell)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, October 2015
Sufism, Culture and Politics: Afghans and Islam in Medieval North India (Aquil)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, September 2015
The Wheels of Commerce (Braudel)
The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession (Goldstein)
An Uncommon Passage: Traveling through History on the Great Allegheny Passage Trail (Muller, ed.)
Unfamiliar Fishes (Vowell)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, August 2015
Cosmos and History: The Myth of the Eternal Return (Eliade)
Going Dutch: How England Plundered Holland's Glory (Jardine)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, July 2015
Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality (Allen)
The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger (Levinson)
The Sovereign State and Its Competitors: An Analysis of Systems Change (Spruyt)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, May 2015
Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses — and Misuses — of History (Eichengreen)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, April 2015
Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century (Caryl)
Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World (Davis)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, March 2015
The Crisis of the European Mind, 1680--1715 (Hazard)
House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East (Shadid)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, January 2015
Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy (Norwich)
The American Revolution: A History (Wood)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, November 2014
Rats, Lice, and History: Being a Study in Biography, Which, After Twelve Preliminary Chapters Indispensable for the Preparation of the Lay Reader, Deals with the Life History of Typhus Fever (Zinsser)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, June 2014
The Political Ideas of Leo Strauss (Drury)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, May 2014
Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History (Hughes)
Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's (Scotti)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, April 2014
Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane (Starr)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, February 2014
Distant Reading (Moretti)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, January 2014
The Printing Press as an Agent of Change (Eisenstein)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, August 2013
The Wailing of the Gaulish Dead (Davidson)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, January 2013
Prehistory: Making of the Human Mind (Renfrew)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, December 2012
Games Without Rules: The Often-Interrupted History of Afghanistan (Ansary)
Demystifying Mentalities (Lloyd)
2000 Years of Maya Literature (Tedlock)
Never at Rest: A Biography of Isaac Newton (Westfall)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, November 2012
Liberalism and Democracy (Bobbio)
The Great Chain of Being: A Study of the History of an Idea (Lovejoy)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, September 2012
Cognitive Variations: Reflections on the Unity and Diversty of the Human Mind (Lloyd)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, August 2012
Cambridge History of India, vol. III: Turks and Afghans (Haig, ed.)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, June 2012
Mapping the Silk Road and Beyond: 2,000 Years of Exploring the East (Nebenzahl)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, April 2012
Life along the Silk Road (Whitfield)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, March 2012
Thinking the Twentieth Century (Judt and Snyder)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, January 2012
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern (Greenblatt)
Strangers Nowhere in the World: The Rise of Cosmopolitanism in Early Modern Europe (Jacob)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, December 2011
2012 and the End of the World: The Western Roots of the Maya Apocalypse (Restall and Solari)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, November 2011
Hark! A Vagrant (Beaton)
The Age of Reform: Bryan to F.D.R. (Hofstadter)
"What Do We Want?" "Quantitative Data!" " When Do We Want It?" "Soon Would Be Good!"
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, September 2011
The Mind of the South (Cash)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, August 2011
Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 (Judt)
The World of Thought in Ancient China (Schwartz)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, June 2011
Assassination Vacation (Vowell)
Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years (MacCulloch)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, May 2011
The Big Ditch: How America Took, Built, Ran, and Ultimately Gave Away the Panama Canal (Maurer and Yu)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, April 2011
Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes (Ansary)
Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century (Judt)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, February 2011
Reading Graphs, Maps, and Trees: Responses to Franco Moretti (Goodwin and Holbo, eds.)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, January 2011
The Theory of Cultural and Social Selection (Runciman)
Born Under Saturn (Wittkower and Wittkower)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, August 2010
Geoffroy-Schneiter on Gandharan art
Hind on engraving and etching
War Against the Bookmarks
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, July 2010
Maenchen-Helfen on the Huns
Tarn on the Greco-Bactrians
Vowell on the Puritans
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, June 2010
In which Dunning-Krueger meets Slutsky-Yule, and they make music together
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, May 2010
Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History (Barfield)
Explaining Social Processes (Tilly)
The Atlantic's Observance of Confederate History Month
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, April 2010
A Total Science: Statistics in Liberal and Fascist Italy (Prevost)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, March 2010
The Tyranny of Greece Over Germany
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, February 2010
Rethinking World History: Essays on Europe, Islam and World History (Hodgson)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, January 2010
Anti-Intellectualism in American Life (Hofstadter)
The Italian City-Republics (Waley)
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, October 2009
The Cartoon History of the Modern World, Part II: From the Bastille to Baghdad (Gonick)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, September 2009
Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist (Levenson)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, July 2009
Evolution and the Founders of Pragmatism (Wiener)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, April 2009
Maya Cosmos: Three Thousand Years on the Shaman's Path (Freidel, Schele and Parker)
The Lords of Tikal: Rulers of an Ancient Maya City (Harrison)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, March 2009
The Ancient Maya (Sharer and Traxler)
That Word Does Not Exist In Any Language
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, January 2009
The Invention of Air: A History of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America (Johnson)
Trust and Rule (Tilly)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, December 2008
The Great Bronze Age of China (Fong)
Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went (Galbraith)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, November 2008
The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introduction (Rauchway)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, August 2008
The Dutch Republic: Its Rise, Greatness, and Fall, 1477--1806 (Israel)
Blessed Among Nations: How the World Made America (Rauchway)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, July 2008
Big Structures, Large Processes, Huge Comparisons (Tilly)
Democracy (Tilly)
The Ancient Mesopotamian City (Van De Mieroop)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, May 2008
Islam and Mammon: The Economic Predicaments of Islamism (Kuran)
The Moundbuilders: Ancient Peoples of Eastern North America (Milner)
The Politics of Cultural Despair: A Study in the Rise of the Germanic Ideology (Stern)
Today in Et in Arcadia Ego Blogging
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, February 2008
Explaining Human Origins: Myth, Imagination, and Conjecture (Stoczkowski)
The Caveman's Valentine
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, January 2008
A Mediterranean Feast (Wright)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, December 2007
Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing? 23 Questions from Great Philosophers (Kolakowski)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, October 2007
Hitler, 1936--1945: Nemesis (Kershaw)
Four Theories of Myth in Twentieth-Century History: Cassirer, Eliade, Lévi-Strauss, and Malinowski (Strenski)
The Khaldun Option
Süleyman the Magnificent Scares the West into Rising (Part II of OH NOES! MUSLIMZ! DO NOT WANT!)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, May 2007
The Reformation: A History (MacCulloch)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, April 2007
The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery (Rowland)
The Cartoon History of the Modern World, Part I: From Columbus to the U.S. Constitution (Gonick)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, January 2007
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic — and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern Worl (Johnson)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, December 2006
Andrew Carnegie
The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs and Art in Stalin's Russia
Kronstadt
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, November 2006
The Persian Empire (Allen)
The Nazi Conscience (Koonz)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, October 2006
Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle (Biddle)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, September 2006
The Primacy of Politics: Social Democracy and the Making of Europe's Twentieth Century (Berman)
The Bad Popes (Chamberlin)
Byzantine Civilization (Runciman)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, August 2006
Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East (Khalidi)
The Spell of Language: Poststructuralism and Speculation (Pavel)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, July 2006
The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy (Pomeranz)
The Hermit of Peking: The Hidden Life of Sir Edmund Backhouse (Trevor-Roper)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, June 2006
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (Mann)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, May 2006
River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (Solnit)
A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History (DeLanda)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, March 2006
Poisoning the Minds of the Lower Orders (Herzog)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, February 2006
Hitler, 1889--1936: Hubris (Kershaw)
The Anatomy of Fascism (Paxton)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, January 2006
The Fate of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence (Meredith)
The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation (Rossing)
Graphs, Trees, Materialism, Fishing
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, December 2005
The Devils of Loudun (Huxley)
The Rise of the Therapeutic State (Polsky)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, November 2005
The Renaissance Sense of the Past (Burke)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, October 2005
Africa: A Biography of the Continent (Reader)
Garibaldi and the Thousand (Trevelyan)
The Golden Dream: Seekers of El Dorado (Silverberg)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, September 2005
Impolite Learning: Conduct and Community in the Republic of Letters, 1680--1750 (Goldgar)
The Cities of Ancient Mexico: Reconstructing a Lost World (Sabloff)
Structure and Dynamics (On the Economic Geography of Gilgamesh)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, August 2005
Breaking the Maya Code (Coe)
Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for a Literary History (Moretti)
The Origin of Satan (Pagels)
Athens on Trial: The Antidemocratic Tradition in Western Thought (Roberts)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, May 2005
Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250--1350 (Abu-Lughod)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, April 2005
In the Light of History (Plumb)
The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (Noll)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, March 2005
The Unsteady March: The Rise and Decline of Racial Equality in America (Klinkner with Smith)
The Garden of Forking Paths Weighs Like a Nightmare on the Minds of the Living (This Week at the Complex Systems Colloquium)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, February 2005
When They Severed Earth from Sky: How the Human Mind Shapes Myth (Barber and Barber)
From Post-Maoism to Post-Marxism: The Erosion of Official Ideology in Deng's China (Misra)
The History of Scepticism: From Erasmus to Descartes (Popkin)
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, January 2005
Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century (Sedgwick)
Happy Hogswatchnight!
The Bactrian Gold
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, October 2004
Episodes in the Mathematics of Medieval Islam (Berggren)
The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History (Kostof)
The Crisis of German Ideology: Intellectual Origins of the Third Reich (Mosse)
And Just Where Did You Get That Idea?
Bourgeois Sexual Morality at The Economist Unveiled
On the History of Inner Asia, as Reflected in Its Intestinal Flora
Friday Cat Blogging (Science Geek Department)
It's Shaped Like a Box, See
Short Takes
Great Moments in Afghan Buddhism
Temujin Displays His Adaptation

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