Hot Off Penn Press: The Making and Unmaking of a Saint, Sex Work Politics, and Becoming the People of the Talmud

This list of new Penn Press warehouse arrivals presents some interesting juxtapositions. Purchase these titles now at www.pennpress.org or look for them at your favorite bookseller.

The Making and Unmaking of a Saint The Making and Unmaking of a Saint: Hagiography and Memory in the Cult of Gerald of Aurillac
Mathew Kuefler
320 pages | 6 x 9 | 34 illus.
Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4552-3 | $79.95 | £52.00
Ebook 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0889-4 | $79.95 | £52.00
A volume in the Middle Ages Series

The Making and Unmaking of a Saint traces the rise and fall of devotion to Gerald of Aurillac through a millennium, from his death in the tenth century to the attempt to reinvigorate his cult in the nineteenth century. Read more . . .

Sex Work Politics Sex Work Politics: From Protest to Service Provision
Samantha Majic
216 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 illus.
Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4563-9 | $49.95 | £32.50
Ebook 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0902-0 | $49.95 | £32.50
A volume in the American Governance: Politics, Policy, and Public Law series

Samantha Majic investigates the way two San Francisco-based nonprofit organizations negotiate their governmental obligations while maintaining their commitment to outreach and advocacy for sex workers' rights as well as broader socio-political change. Read more . . .

Now In Paperback
Becoming the People of the Talmud Becoming the People of the Talmud: Oral Torah as Written Tradition in Medieval Jewish Cultures
Talya Fishman
424 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 illus.
Cloth 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4313-0 | $65.00 | £42.50
Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2287-6 | $29.95 | £19.50
Ebook 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0498-8 | $29.95 | £19.50
A volume in the Jewish Culture and Contexts series

Talya Fishman explores the impact of the textualization process in medieval Europe on the Babylonian Talmud's roles within Jewish culture. Read more . . .

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