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Michael Bryant, “Eyewitness to Genocide: The Operation Reinhard Death Camp Trials, 1955-1966″ NEW
New Books in European Studies 1 Week, 19 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Genocide Studies]  My marginal comment, recorded at the end of the chapter on the Belzec trial in Michael Bryant‘s fine new book Eyewitness to Genocide: The Operation Reinhard Death Camp Trial...
Ari Joskowicz, “The Modernity of Others: Jewish Anti-Catholicism in Germany and France” NEW
New Books in European Studies 1 Week, 23 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Intellectual History] In 1873, the German scientist Rudolf Virchow declared in Parliament that liberals were locked in a Kulturkampf, a “culture war” with the forces of Catholicism, which he...
Dr. Craig Martin, “Subverting Aristotle: Religion, History, and Philosophy in Early Modern Science” NEW
New Books in European Studies 1 Week, 1 Day, 20 Hours ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Science, Technology, and Society] Craig Martin’s new book carefully traces religious arguments for and against Aristotelianism from the eleventh through the eighteenth centuries. Based on a close readin...
Noah Shusterman, “The French Revolution: Faith, Desire, and Poltiics” NEW
New Books in European Studies 1 Week, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in French Studies] This year marks the 225th anniversary of the outbreak of the French Revolution. You don’t have to be a historian to know and appreciate how significant that revolution is to our understanding...
Edmund Levin, “A Child of Christian Blood: Murder and Conspiracy in Tsarist Russia: The Beilis Blood Libel” NEW
New Books in European Studies 1 Week, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in History] There is a lot of nasty mythology about Jews, but surely the most heinous and ridiculous is the bizarre notion that “they” (as if Jews were all the same) have long been in the habit of mu...
Brian A. Catlos, “Muslims of Medieval Latin Christendom, c.1050-1614″ NEW
New Books in European Studies 2 Weeks, 23 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Islamic Studies] In the current political climate it might be easy to assume that Muslims in the ‘West’ have always been viewed in a negative light. However, when we examine the historical relatio...
Wendy Lower, “Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields” NEW
New Books in European Studies 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Genocide Studies] It seems quite reasonable to wonder if there’s anything more to learn about the Holocaust.  Scholars from a variety of disciplines have been researching and writing about the subj...
Mary Terrall, “Catching Nature in the Act: Réaumur and the Practice of Natural History in the Eighteenth Century” NEW
New Books in European Studies 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Science, Technology, and Society] Mary Terrall’s new book is a beautifully-written, carefully-researched, and compellingly-argued account of the practices of natural history in the eighteenth-century fr...
Filip Slaveski, “The Soviet Occupation of Germany: Hunger, Mass Violence and the Struggle for Peace, 1945–1947″ NEW
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[Cross-posted from New Books in History] For over three years, from June 1941 to late 1945,  the German Army and related Nazi forces (the SS, occupation troops, administrative organizations) conducted a Vernichtungskrieg–a w...
Lindsay Krasnoff, “The Making of Les Bleus: Sport in France, 1958-2010″ NEW
New Books in European Studies 1 Month, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in French Studies] Did you catch the French national team’s triumph in its first match against Honduras at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil? Well I did and it was fantastic. I was particularly excited knowing that...
Sener Akturk, “Regimes and Ethnicity and Nationhood in Germany, Russia, and Turkey” NEW
New Books in European Studies 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Russian and Eurasian Studies] What processes must take place in order for countries to radically redefine who is a citizen? Why was Russia able to finally remove ethnicity from internal passports after failin...
Mark Levene, “The Crisis of Genocide: 2 Vols. Devastation: The European Rimlands, 1912-1938; Annihilation: The European Rimlands, 1938-1953″ NEW
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[Cross-posted from New Books in Genocide Studies] I imagine one of the greatest compliments an author of an historical monograph can receive is to hear that his or her book changed the way a subject is taught. I will do just that after reading&n...
Omar W. Nasim, “Observing by Hand: Sketching the Nebulae in the Nineteenth Century” NEW
New Books in European Studies 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Science, Technology, and Society] In Omar W. Nasim’s new book, a series of fascinating characters sketch, paint, and etch their way toward a mapping of the cosmos and the human mind. Observing...
Clare Haru Crowston, “Credit, Fashion, Sex: Economies of Regard in Old Regime France” NEW
New Books in European Studies 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in French Studies] Anyone who’s been paying attention to the flurry around the French economist Thomas Piketty’s 2013 Capitalism in the Twenty-first Century (Le Capital au XXIe siècle) knows h...
Geoffrey Wawro, “A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire” NEW
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[Cross-posted from New Books in History] When I was in graduate school, those of us who studied World War One commented regularly on the degree to which historians concentrated their attention on the Western front at the expense of the othe...
Anne Gorsuch, “All This is Your World: Soviet Tourism at Home and Abroad After Stalin” NEW
New Books in European Studies 2 Months, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Russian and Eurasian Studies] Thirty years after a trip to the GDR, Soviet cardiologist V.I. Metelitsa still remembered mistakenly trying to buy a dress for a ten-year-old daughter in a maternity shop: &lsquo...
Paula A. Michaels, “Lamaze: An International History” NEW
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[Cross-posted from New Books in History] The twentieth-century West witnessed a revolution in childbirth. Before that time, most women gave birth at home and were attended by family members and midwives. The process was usually terribl...
Richard Yeo, “Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science” NEW
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[Cross-posted from New Books in Science, Technology, and Society] During the Great Fire of London in September 1666, Samuel Pepys went out to the garden and dug some holes. There he placed his documents, some wine, and “my parmezan cheese&...
Barry Rubin and Wolfgang G. Schwanitz, “Nazis, Islamists, and the Making of the Modern Middle East” NEW
New Books in European Studies 2 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in History] This book tells a remarkable and–to me at least–little known but very important story. In Nazis, Islamists, and the Making of the Modern Middle East (Yale UP, 2014), Barry...
Richard Weikart, “Hitler’s Ethic: The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress” NEW
New Books in European Studies 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in History] For many years now, historians have wondered whether Hitler had any sort of consistent ideology. His writings are rambling and confusing. His speeches are full of plain lies. His “table talk”...