PUP Award Winners and Finalists Roundup

Four of PUP’s books were all recently chosen as either winners or finalists for various book awards! Congratulations to our books’ authors and editors.

3-18 Bowering_IslamicThe Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought edited by Gerhard Bowering
Patricia Crone, Wadad Kadi, Devin J. Stewart, Muhammad Qasim Zaman, associate editors
Mahan Mirza, assistant editor

One of Library Journal’s Best Reference of 2012, Law & Politics

Summary as seen on Library Journal- In this timely volume, 15 major entries examine key topics such as Muhammad, jihad, gender, fundamentalism, and pluralism. The remaining nearly 400 entries focus on the origin and evolution of Islamic political terms, concepts, personalities, movements, places, and schools of thought. The article on sharia (sacred law of Islam) is one of the longest. There are detailed entries on Shiism and Sunnism, to which the majority of contemporary Muslims adhere. The editor is professor of Islamic Studies at Yale.

Full list of winners here.

Matovina_LatinoCatholicismLatino Catholicism: Transformation in America’s Largest Church by Timothy Matovina

Winner of the 2013 Paul J. Foik, C.S.C. Award from the Texas Catholic Historical Society

“The Rev. Paul J. Foik Award is given annually to a library faculty member who has contributed significantly to library service to the Notre Dame community or to the library profession through personal scholarship or involvement in professional associations. The award is named for the Holy Cross priest who served as director of Notre Dame’s library from 1912 to 1924 and was a leading figure in the library profession in the first quarter of the 20th century.”

Latino Catholicism highlights the vital contributions of Latinos to American religious and social life, demonstrating in particular how their engagement with the U.S. cultural milieu is the most significant factor behind their ecclesial and societal impact.

3-18 Chamayou_Manhunts_jktManhunts: A Philosophical History by Grégoire Chamayou, Translated by Steven Rendall

Finalist in the 26th Annual Translation Prize (Non Fiction), French-American Foundation & Florence Gould Foundation, “Best French to English Translations of Fiction and Non-Fiction in 2012 Honored”

The Translation Prize has established itself as a valuable element of the intellectual and cultural exchange between the two countries by promoting French literature in the United States, encouraging the American publishers that bring significant French texts to the English reading audience, and giving translators and their craft more visibility.

The winning fiction and nonfiction translators will be announced on June 5th in New York.

Touching on issues of power, authority, and domination, Manhunts takes an in-depth look at the hunting of humans in the West, from ancient Sparta, through the Middle Ages, to the modern practices of chasing undocumented migrants. Incorporating historical events and philosophical reflection, Grégoire Chamayou examines the systematic and organized search for individuals and small groups on the run because they have defied authority, committed crimes, seemed dangerous simply for existing, or been categorized as subhuman or dispensable.

Full list of winners here.

Delbanco_CollegeCollege: What It Was, Is, and Should Be by Andrew Delbanco

Winner of the 2013 Philip E. Frandson Award for Literature in the Field of Continuing Education, University Professional and Continuing Education Association 

This is the THIRD consecutive year that PUP has won the Frandson Award! Previous PUP winners are

  • 2012 – Taylor Walsh, Unlocking the Gates
  • 2011 – Ben Wildavsky, The Great Brain Race

In College, prominent cultural critic Andrew Delbanco offers a trenchant defense of such an education, and warns that it is becoming a privilege reserved for the relatively rich. In arguing for what a true college education should be, he demonstrates why making it available to as many young people as possible remains central to America’s democratic promise.