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  • Colonial Legaciesby Jeremy Adelman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    More than other Atlantic societies, Latin America is shackled to its past. This collection is an exploration of the binding historical legacies--the making of slavery, patrimonial absolutist states, backward agriculture and the imprint of the Enlightenment--with which Latin America continues to grapple. Leading writers and scholars reflect on how... more...

  • Worldly Philosopherby Jeremy Adelman

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Worldly Philosopher chronicles the times and writings of Albert O. Hirschman, one of the twentieth century?s most original and provocative thinkers. In this gripping biography, Jeremy Adelman tells the story of a man shaped by modern horrors and hopes, a worldly intellectual who fought for and wrote in defense of the values of tolerance and change.... more...

  • The Essential Hirschmanby Albert O. Hirschman; Jeremy Adelman; Jeremy Adelman; Emma Rothschild; Amartya Sen

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    The Essential Hirschman brings together some of the finest essays in the social sciences, written by one of the twentieth century's most influential and provocative thinkers. Albert O. Hirschman was a master essayist, one who possessed the rare ability to blend the precision of economics with the elegance of literary imagination. In... more...

  • The Passions and the Interestsby Albert O. Hirschman; Amartya Sen; Jeremy Adelman

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    In this volume, Albert Hirschman reconstructs the intellectual climate of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to illuminate the intricate ideological transformation that occurred, wherein the pursuit of material interests--so long condemned as the deadly sin of avarice--was assigned the role of containing the unruly and destructive passions of... more...

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