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Carol E. Harrison, “Romantic Catholics: France’s Postrevolutionary Generation in Search of a Modern Faith” NEW
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[Cross-posted from New Books in Christian Studies] Since the political left and right first arose during the French Revolution, Catholics have been categorized as either conservatives or liberals, and most Catholics of the French nineteenth cent...
Jan Lemnitzer, “Power, Law and the End of Privateering” NEW
New Books in European Studies 3 Days, 14 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Law] Jan Lemnitzer’s new book Power, Law and the End of Privateering (Palgrave, 2014) offers an exciting new take on the relationship between law and power, exposing the delicate balance betwe...
Michael Kwass, “Contraband: Louis Mandrin and the Making of a Global Underground” NEW
New Books in European Studies 6 Days, 13 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in French Studies] Michael Kwass‘s new book, Contraband: Louis Mandrin and the Making of a Global Underground is much more than an exciting biography of the notorious eighteenth-century smuggler...
Stephen L. Harp, “Au Naturel: Naturism, Nudism, and Tourism in Twentieth-Century France” NEW
New Books in European Studies 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in French Studies] In the decades after the Second World War, France became the foremost nudist site in Europe. Stephen L. Harp‘s new book, Au Naturel: Naturism, Nudism, and Tourism in Twentieth-...
Thomas Kuehne, “Belonging and Genocide: Hitler’s Community, 1918-1945″ NEW
New Books in European Studies 1 Month, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Genocide Studies] As a teenager, I heard or read or saw (in films or on television) story after story about the Gestapo, the Nazi secret police.  Despite the occasional ‘corrective’ offered by Hog...
Robert Hewison, “Cultural Capital: The Rise and Fall of Creative Britain” NEW
New Books in European Studies 1 Month, 1 Week, 3 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Critical Theory] How did a golden age of cultural funding in UK turn to lead? This is the subject of a new cultural history by Robert Hewison. Cultural Capital: The Rise and Fall of Creative Britain ...
Dániel Margócsy, “Commercial Visions: Science, Trade, and Visual Culture in the Dutch Golden Age” NEW
New Books in European Studies 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Science, Technology, and Society] Dániel Margócsy’s beautiful new book opens with a trip to Amsterdam by Baron Zacharias Conrad von Uffenbach, and closes with a shopping spree by Peter the...
John Lloyd and Cristina Marconi, “Reporting the EU: News, Media and the European Institutions “ NEW
New Books in European Studies 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 3 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
How those within the Brussels Beltway in the EU institutions must pine for the simple days of the past. Not only was the European project in itself far less contested, but the nature of the journalism surrounding the EU was also far more accommodatin...
Rachel Mesch, “Having It All in the Belle Epoque: How French Women’s Magazines Invented the Modern Woman” NEW
New Books in European Studies 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 48 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in French Studies] Rachel Mesch‘s new book, Having It All in the Belle Epoque: How French Women’s Magazines Invented the Modern Woman (Stanford University Press, 2013), is a fascinating study of...
Todd H. Weir, “Secularism and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Germany: The Rise of the Fourth Confession” NEW
New Books in European Studies 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 19 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in History]  If you look up the word “secular” in just about about any English-language dictionary, you’ll find that the word denotes, among other things, something that is not religious. This...
Matthew Carr, “Fortress Europe: Dispatches from a Gated Continent” NEW
New Books in European Studies 2 Months, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
From London to Rome, Paris to Stockholm, there is no other contemporary issue that can move the general public’s political needle quite so quickly as immigration. In the seas between Libya and Malta, Tunisia and Italy, hundreds risk the crossin...
Mark Corner, “The European Union: An Introduction” NEW
New Books in European Studies 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Some say it should be a loose collection of sovereign nation states; others say it should aspire to be a kind of super-nation state itself. Or is it, in truth, a messy but workable mixture of a number of extremes, ideals and concepts? These are the t...
Daniel Lee, “Pétain’s Jewish Children: French Jewish Youth and the Vichy Regime, 1940-1942″ NEW
New Books in European Studies 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in French Studies] Daniel Lee‘s new book, Pétain’s Jewish Children: French Jewish Youth and the Vichy Regime, 1940-1942 (Oxford University Press, 2014) is highly compelling in its breadth...
Thomas Kohut, “A German Generation: An Experiential History of the Twentieth Century” NEW
New Books in European Studies 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Psychoanalysis] Germans belonging to the generation born at the turn of the twentieth century endured staggering losses, many of which became difficult to mourn or even acknowledge: their parents in World War I, f...
Rebecca Rogers, “A Frenchwoman’s Imperial Story: Madame Luce in Nineteenth-Century Algeria” NEW
New Books in European Studies 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Biography] In the early 1830s, the French school teacher Eugénie Luce migrated to Algeria. A decade later, she was a major force in the debates around educational practices there, insisting that n...
Anson Rabinbach and Sander Gilman, eds., “The Third Reich Sourcebook” NEW
New Books in European Studies 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Intellectual History] Primary source readers represent an unusual historical genre. Unlike editions, their aim is not to enable the reader to hear, as clearly as possible, the voice of a single historical personage or...
Jonathan Swarts, “Constructing Neoliberalism: Economic Transformation in Anglo-American Democracies” NEW
New Books in European Studies 4 Months, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Journalism]  The new book, Constructing Neoliberalism: Economic Transformation in Anglo-American Democracies (University of Toronto Press, 2013) shows how political elites in Britain, New Zeala...
Michael Osborne, “The Emergence of Tropical Medicine in France” NEW
New Books in European Studies 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 16 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Science, Technology and Society] In The Emergence of Tropical Medicine in France (University of Chicago Press, 2014), Michael Osborne offers a new way to think about and practice the history of...
John Tresch, “The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon” NEW
New Books in European Studies 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Science, Technology, and Society] John Tresch’s beautiful new book charts a series of transformations that collectively ushered in a new cosmology in the Paris of the early-mid nineteenth century. ...
Daryn Lehoux, “What Did the Romans Know?: An Inquiry into Science and Worldmaking” NEW
New Books in European Studies 5 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Science, Technology, and Society] Daryn Lehoux’s new book will forever change the way you think about garlic and magnets. What Did the Romans Know?: An Inquiry into Science and Worldmaking (Univers...