Hot Off Penn Press: Jews, Christians, and the Roman Empire, Parrots and Nightingales, and Nonstate Actors in Intrastate Conflicts

Here are the latest arrivals in the Penn Press warehouse. These books are available for purchase now at www.pennpress.org. Look for them at your favorite bookseller.

Jews, Christians, and the Roman Empire Jews, Christians, and the Roman Empire: The Poetics of Power in Late Antiquity
Edited by Natalie B. Dohrmann and Annette Yoshiko Reed
400 pages | 6 x 9 | 12 illus.
Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4533-2 | $69.95 | £45.50
A volume in the Jewish Culture and Contexts series

This volume revisits issues of empire from the perspective of Jews, Christians, and other Romans in the third to sixth centuries. Through case studies, the contributors bring Jewish perspectives to bear on longstanding debates concerning Romanization, Christianization, and late antiquity. Read more .

Parrots and Nightingales Parrots and Nightingales: Troubadour Quotations and the Development of European Poetry
Sarah Kay
472 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 illus.
Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4525-7 | $79.95 | £52.00
A volume in the Middle Ages Series

Studying the medieval tradition of quoting verbatim from troubadour songs, Sarah Kay explores works produced along the arc of the northern Mediterranean in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, illuminating how this tradition influenced medieval literary history and the development of European subjectivity. Read more . . .

Nonstate Actors in Intrastate Conflicts Nonstate Actors in Intrastate Conflicts
Edited by Dan Miodownik and Oren Barak
256 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 illus.
Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4543-1 | $69.95 | £45.50
Ebook 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0867-2 | $69.95 | £45.50
A volume in the National and Ethnic Conflict in the 21st Century series

Through case studies of Afghanistan, Lebanon, Israel/Palestine and Turkey, this volume examines the manifold roles of external nonstate actors in influencing the outcome of hostilities within a state's borders. Read more . . .

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