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Top Fall 2021 Faculty Books

Advanced Macro-Economics: An Easy Guide 

Co-authored by Filipe Campante

Introduces the tools of dynamic optimization in context of economic growth and policy questions. 

The Italian Renaissance and the Origins of the Modern Humanities: An Intellectual History, 1400–1800 

By Christopher Celenza 
History, Classics (James B. Knapp Dean) 

Charts the roots of the humanities in the Italian Renaissance, exploring their development up to the Enlightenment. 

The Imperial Presidency and American Politics 

By Benjamin Ginsberg  
Political Science  

Combines the popularity of Trump and the imperial presidency to drive a narrative about the nature of American governance. 

Four Quartets: Poetry in the Pandemic  

Features work by Dora Malech 
The Writing Seminars  

A collection of poetry that captures the reality of COVID-19. 

Latecomer State Formation: Political Geography and Capacity Failure in Latin America 

By Sebastián Mazzuca  
Political Science  

Explores long-term political development of Latin America. 

A Companion to Spinoza 

Edited by Yitzhak Melamed 

Original essays on Benedict de Spinoza’s contributions to philosophy and his enduring legacy. 

Hegel’s Value 

By Dean Moyar  

Offers the first account of Hegel’s theory of value and first full reconstruction of Hegel’s theory of justice.  

Jewish Primitivism 

By Samuel Spinner 
Modern Languages and Literatures 

Examines literary, visual, and ethnographic understandings of Jewish identity and aesthetics in modern Europe 

More Things in Heaven: New and Selected Poems 

By David Yezzi  
The Writing Seminars 

A selection of poems from the past two decades with a suite of new poems.