Yale University Press is making more than 450 of their classic titles available digitally for the first time—exclusively through Books at JSTOR.

Originally published between 1954 and 2007, the books span a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, with clusters in history, language & literature, political science, psychology, and philosophy.

This collection includes works by such notable Yale authors as Alvin Kernan, Peter Gay, Jerome Kagan, Ramsay MacMullen, Debórah Dwork, and Anthony Pagden. Explore the featured titles below and download the full title list.

Like all titles in Books at JSTOR, these ebooks are offered in a DRM-free model that includes unlimited chapter downloads and printing. Plus, the ebooks are integrated with journals on JSTOR’s easy-to-use platform.

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Notable titles

Death of Literature by Alvin Kernan The Death of LiteratureAlvin Kernan

“Fascinating and provocative… This is a highly absorbing book, a book that vigorously and intelligently addresses the question of literature’s precarious place in a changing world.”
—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Reading Freud by Peter Gay Reading Freud: Explorations & EntertainmentsPeter Gay

“A clear, often witty writer, Gay sustains a lively pace. Reading Freud is a valuable contribution to our understanding of a remarkable thinker.”
—Judith D. Schwartz, The New York Times

Birth to Maturity: A Study in Psychological DevelopmentJerome Kagan and Howard A. Moss

“A valuable and unique contribution to our knowledge of psychological growth during the formative years.”

Christianizing the Roman Empire by Ramsay MacMullen Christianizing the Roman Empire: A.D. 100–400Ramsay MacMullen

“A carefully argued and well-written study.”
Library Journal

Ramsay MacMullen is the recipient of a Lifetime Award for Scholarly Distinction from the American Historical Association.

Spanish Imperialism and the Political Imagination by Anthony Pagden Spanish Imperialism and the Political ImaginationAnthony Pagden

“Pagden has broken new ground in his latest work, which should be required reading for all professors of Latin American and early modern European history.”