Signs That Sing

“A critically sophisticated leap forward in the study of early medieval literature, Signs that Sing issues a bold challenge to long-held preconceptions about the relationships underlying Old English poetry between past and present, pagan and Christian, and oral and literary.”—Joseph Falaky Nagy, author of Conversing with Angels and Ancients: Literary Myths of Medieval Ireland “Maring … Continue reading Signs That Sing

The Country Where My Heart Is

“Much needed. Fills an existing gap in the historical period with a wide range of examples from all over the world.”—Margarita Díaz-Andreu, author of A World History of Nineteenth-Century Archaeology: Nationalism, Colonialism, and the Past “Provides new, nuanced perspectives that will inspire studies in the materiality of identity creation and transformation in the past and … Continue reading The Country Where My Heart Is

Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery

We are proud to announce the latest book in the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Ripley P. Bullen Series, published by the University of Florida Press. “A significant empirical contribution to the transdisciplinary study of eighteenth-century Atlantic history and the colonial history of the Christian Church.”—Dan Hicks, author of The Garden of the World: An … Continue reading Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery

Ritual and Archaic States

"An important addition to our understanding of early states. The contributors amply demonstrate through their fresh insights how crucial ritual is to statecraft in the Old and New Worlds."--Peter N. Peregrine, coeditor of Ancient Human Migrations "Essential and fascinating. This book more than any other before brings the subject of ritual and polity of archaic … Continue reading Ritual and Archaic States

New Releases in Anthropology

Developing the Dead: Mediumship and Selfhood in Cuban Espiritismo Diana Espírito Santo . “Peels back the layers to explore what Spiritist practice is really about: a project of self-fashioning that challenges Western suppositions about the nature of the self, the body, and its relationship with others, living and dead.”—Kristina Wirtz, author of Ritual, Discourse, and … Continue reading New Releases in Anthropology

Islam and the Americas

NEW! Islam and the Americas Edited by Aisha Khan In case studies that include the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States, the contributors to this interdisciplinary volume trace the establishment of Islam in the Americas over the past three centuries. Together, these essays challenge the typical view of Islam as timeless, predictable, and opposed … Continue reading Islam and the Americas

Afro-Cuban Religious Arts

Afro-Cuban Religious Arts: Popular Expressions of Cultural Inheritance in Espiritismo and Santería by Kristine Juncker From a plantation in Havana Province in the 1880s to a religious center in Spanish Harlem in the 1960s, this book profiles four generations of women from one Afro-Cuban religious family. Each woman was a medium in Espiritismo and also … Continue reading Afro-Cuban Religious Arts