Fifteen Eighty Four

Academic perspectives from Cambridge University Press


Swiss Law as One of the Most Popular Laws Governing International Commercial Contracts

Despite the existence of soft law instruments specifically created for international commercial contracts, most notably the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts 2016, national laws...

Christoph Müller | 10 Aug 2023

Gynaecology for the Obstetrician: a must read for every Obstetrician

The origins of women’s health before the establishment of Obstetrics and Gynaecology as a specialty was predominantly by women who were unqualified midwives, often without any medical training and steeped...

Priya Madhuvrata, Swati Jha | 9 Aug 2023

Picturing Postwar Disability

On the cover of Prosthetic Agency is a picture that tells a story. A man in civilian clothes sits at a bar, holding his prosthetic foot. There’s a pint of beer in front of him and over his shoulder...

Professor Gill Plain | 8 Aug 2023

Women and Medieval Literary Culture from the Early Middle Ages to the Fifteenth Century

Women and Medieval Literary Culture from the Early Middle Ages to the Fifteenth Century unpacks the complex relationships of women with medieval literary culture across the longue durée, exploring scribes...

Corinne Saunders, Diane Watt | 8 Aug 2023

Turning Creativity Into Innovation

I enjoy writing articles and books that integrate ideas, which resulted in my most recent book Encouraging Innovation: Cognition, Education, and Implementation. The first section of the book discusses...

Stephen K. Reed | 7 Aug 2023

Chinese Porcelain in Renaissance Italy

How did a large collection of Chinese porcelain end up in a court in Northern Italy in the late fifteenth century? That was the question that started my book project off. It brought me to various places...

Leah R. Clark | 3 Aug 2023

Q&A with Psychopathology Author

Kenneth Carter, PhD, talks about student involvement in the writing process of his book, Psychopathology Dr. Ken Carter, author of Psychopathology, sat down with Cambridge University Press marketing...

Kenneth Carter | 2 Aug 2023

Treating People Fairly: A Possible Way to Prevent Unwarranted Distrust, Polarization, and Conspiracy Thinking

Discontent in Society In my recent book, ‘The Fair Process Effect,’ I aim to provide a framework for understanding and possibly managing various conditions of discontent in our societies. The book...

Kees van den Bos | 2 Aug 2023

African Youth Say There’s More to Citizenship

In summer 2023, Senegalese youth helped to lead massive protests against President Macky Sall’s government, protests that ultimately extracted a promise that Sall would not run for a third term. Stories...

Amy S. Patterson, Tracy Kuperus, Megan Hershey | 26 Jul 2023

Arabs Want Democracy—But Not With Corruption

Despite the costly efforts of Arab activists and citizens over the past decade of the Arab Uprisings, today no Arab state can claim to be fully democratic. Two countries, Egypt and Tunisia, traveled farthest...

Robert Kubinec | 17 Jul 2023

China in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century African Literature

China in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century African Literature (Cambridge 2023) unpacks the long-standing complexity of exchanges between Africans and Chinese as far back as the Cold War and beyond by...

Duncan M. Yoon | 17 Jul 2023

Michelangelo and the Indignities (and Opportunities) of Aging

Michelangelo began complaining about his age in the 1520s, when he would have been in his late 40s and early 50s. For example, in October, 1525, the artist declared, “I’ll always go on working for...

Emily A. Fenichel | 17 Jul 2023