Peter Brown’s Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD (Princeton University Press) took the highest honor, the R.R. Hawkins Award, at the PROSE awards handed out yesterday at the annual conference of the Association of American Publishers’ Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division.
Among other winners, a second Princeton book, The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy, by Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady, won for excellence in the social sciences.
The University of California Press won for excellence in the physical sciences and mathematics with its Atlas of Yellowstone, by W. Andrew Marcus, James E. Meacham, Ann W. Rodman, and Alethea Y. Steingisser.
Harvard University Press won for excellence in the biological and life sciences with Arthropod Brains: Evolution, Functional Elegance, and Historical Significance, by Nicholas James Strausfeld.
Cambridge University Press won for excellence in reference works with The Cambridge History of Religions in America, edited by Stephen J. Stein.
For a complete list of awards and honorable mentions, visit the PSP page.