Peter Brown’s Through the Eye of a Needle wins the R.R. Hawkins Award from the PROSE Awards

j9807[1]PROSE honors the best in professional and scholarly publishing, as judged by peer publishers, librarians and academics. This year’s competition attracted 518 entries of books, reference works, journals and electronic products in more than 40 categories — the fifth consecutive year of a record-breaking entries count. “If you are one of the … winners, you have achieved something that’s a very big deal,” said John A. Jenkins, Chairman of the PROSE Awards and President and Publisher Emeritus of CQ Press, at the awards presentation, which was streamed live in a webcast. For the first time, the awards also included live tweeting, with the hashtag #PROSEAwards.

The RR Hawkins Award, the highest PROSE honor, was presented to Princeton University Press for j9685[1]Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD by Peter Brown, the world’s foremost scholar of late antiquityTaking its title from the proverb attributed to Jesus Christ that it is easier for a camel to fit through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to get into heaven, the  book examines the transformation of the early Christian Church through the lens of wealth and poverty in the waning days of the Roman Empire. The book also won the PROSE Award for Excellence in Humanities and the Classics & Ancient History category.

Princeton also won the Award for Excellence in Social Sciences for The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy.

Source: http://elsevierconnect.com/elsevier-wins-6-prose-awards-for-e-products-and-books/

 

Princeton University Press won a total of 15 Awards this year, beginning with the top honor, the 2012 R.R. Hawkins Award. PUP also took two out of five Awards of Excellence, five top category awards, and seven honorable mentions.

The list of PUP 2012 PROSE Awards:

Peter Brown, Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD
Winner of the 2012 R.R. Hawkins Award, PROSE Awards, Association of American Publishers

2 Awards of Excellence
Peter Brown, Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD
Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award for Excellence in Humanities, Association of American Publishers

Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba and Henry E. Brady, The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy
Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award for Excellence in Social Sciences, Association of American Publishers

5 Category Award Winners
Alexander J. Hahn, Mathematical Excursions to the World’s Great Buildings
Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award, Architecture & Urban Planning, Association of American Publishers

Robert J. Shiller, Finance and the Good Society
Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award, Business, Finance & Management, Association of American Publishers

Peter Brown, Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD
Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award, Classics & Ancient History, Association of American Publishers

Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba and Henry E. Brady, The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy
Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award, Government & Politics, Association of American Publishers

Harvey Molotch, Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger
Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award, Sociology & Social Work, Association of American Publishers

 

7 Honorable Mention Winners
Peter S. Wells, How Ancient Europeans Saw the World: Vision, Patterns, and the Shaping of the Mind in Prehistoric Times
Honorable Mention, 2012 PROSE Awards, Archeology & Anthropology, Association of American Publishers

John MacCormick, Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today’s Computers
Honorable Mention, 2012 PROSE Awards, Computing & Information Sciences, Association of American Publishers

Charles H. Langmuir and Wally Broecker, How to Build a Habitable Planet: The Story of Earth from the Big Bang to Humankind
Honorable Mention, 2012 PROSE Awards, Earth Sciences, Association of American Publishers

Andrew Delbanco, College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be
Honorable Mention, 2012 PROSE Awards, Education, Association of American Publishers

John M. Cooper, Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus
Honorable Mention, 2012 PROSE Awards, Philosophy, Association of American Publishers

Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham, The Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas that Animate Great Magic Tricks
Honorable Mention, 2012 PROSE Awards, Popular Science & Popular Mathematics, Association of American Publishers

Frank Costigliola, Roosevelt’s Lost Alliances: How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold War
Honorable Mention, 2012 PROSE Awards, U.S. History, Association of American Publishers

What an incredible honor this is. Press Director Peter Dougherty was on-hand to accept the award and here in Princeton we gathered in the boardroom to watch the live-televised ceremony. Congratulations to Peter Brown, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, Henry E. Brady, and the rest of our award-winning authors, as well as the staff at Princeton University Press who worked on their books.

To learn more about the PROSE Awards and to see a complete list of the winners, please visit their site.

[2/8/13 - updated with a complete list of winners including all winners and all honorable mentions]