Abizadeh, Arash. Hobbes and the Two Faces of Ethics. New York: Cambridge UP, 2018. xi, 288p., bibl., index, $99. Contractual obligations and the natural law of self-preservation.
Andersson, Jenny. The Future of the World: Futurology, Futurists, and the Struggle for the Post-Cold War Imagination. New York: Oxford UP, 2018. xv, 267p., bibl., ill., index. Social technology and utopianism in the U. S., western Europe, and eastern Europe.
Arruzza, Cinzia. A Wolf in the City: Tyranny and the Tyrant in Plato's Republic. New York: Oxford UP, 2019. xi, 296p., bibl., index. The timeless text as a critique of Athenian democracy at the end of the fifth century B. C.
Asserate, Asfa-Wossen. African Exodus: Migration and the Future of Europe. Trans. Peter Lewis. London: Haus, 2018. xvii, 199p., $24.95. The modern Völkerwanderung—the preservation of Europe depends on rescuing Africa.
Barker, Chris. Educating Liberty: Democracy and Aristocracy in J. S. Mill's Political Thought. Rochester, N. Y.: Rochester UP, 2018. viii, 267p., index, $105. Marriage, economic participation, scientific expertise, representative politics, and religion.
Baum, Jacob M. Reformation of the Senses: The Paradox of Religious Belief and Practice in Germany. Champagne: U of Illinois P, 2018. ix, 296p., bibl., index, $35. Iconoclasm in sixteenth-century Lutheran and Zwinglian liturgy.
Beiser, Frederick C. Hermann Cohen: An Intellectual Biography. New York: Oxford UP, 2018. ix, 387p., bibl., index. The quest to establish a purely rational worldview, 1842–1918.
Berridge, W. J. Islamism in the Modern World. New York: Bloomsbury, 2019. xi, 298p., bibl., index, $29.95. The Muslim Brotherhood and its changing expressions in South Asia, Iran, Sudan, and the West before and after September 11.
Beza, Theodore. Correspondance de Théodore de Bèze. Ed. Hippolyte Aubert et al. Vol. 43, 1603–1605. Geneva: Droz, 2017. xxvii, 185p., ill., index. Letter numbers 2757 to 2790 covering the last three years of Beza's life, plus an appendix of elegies.
Blain, Keisha N., Christopher Cameron and Ashley D. Farmer, eds. New Perspectives on the Black Intellectual Tradition. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern UP, 2018. 266p., index, $34.95. Nine essays on Pan-Africanism, social justice, radicalism, and spirituality.
Brown, Wendy, Peter E. Gordon and Max Pensky. Authoritarianism: Three Inquiries in Critical Theory. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2018. 124p., $20. Essays on Tocqueville and Adorno.
Carhart, Michael C. Leibniz Discovers Asia: Social Networking in the Republic of Letters. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2019. xvi, 324p., bibl., ill., index, $64.95. Historical linguistics and the search for European national origins in the 1690s, drawn entirely from the Leibniz correspondence.
Collini, Stefan. The Nostalgic Imagination: History in English Criticism. New York: Oxford UP, 2019. ix, 246p., index, $34.95. Literary criticism in the twentieth century.
Darwin, Charles. The Correspondence of Charles Darwin. Vol. 26, 1878. New York: Cambridge UP, 2018. xliv, 768p., bibl., ill., index, $125. Scientific work particularly on plants.
Fumaroli, Marc. The Republic of Letters. Trans. Lara Vergnaud. New Haven, Conn.: Yale UP, 2018. xii, 382p., index, $30. Erudition, lettered leisure, and learned conversation in correspondence, academies, and journals from sixteenth-century Venice to eighteenth-century France.
Granada, Miguel Á., Patrick J. Boner and Dario Tessicini, eds. Unifying Heaven and Earth: Essays in the History of Early Modern Cosmology. Barcelona: Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona, 2017. 351p., index. Ten essays on Islamic astronomical devices in Copernicus's work, planetary motion in the Tychonic system, Paracelsus, and the decline of astrology in the seventeenth century.
Kaplan, Steven L. and Sophus A. Reinert, eds. The Economic Turn: Recasting Political Economy in Enlightenment Europe. London: Anthem, 2019. xi, 780p., index. Twenty-two essays seeking the origin of modern economics in the eighteenth-century physiocrats and their opponents.
Krug, Jessica A. Fugitive Modernities: Kisama and the Politics of Freedom. Durham, N. C.: Duke UP, 2019. xiii, 260p., bibl., index, $25.95. Early seventeenth-century resistance to the slave trade in Angola.
Lackey, Jennifer, ed. Academic Freedom. New York: Oxford UP, 2018. vii, 215p., index. Eleven essays establish the rationale and parameters of academic freedom and the challenges of silencing and protest.
Launay, Robert. Savages, Romans, and Despots: Thinking about Others from Montaigne to Herder. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2018. 258p., bibl., index...