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Daryn Lehoux, “What Did the Romans Know?: An Inquiry into Science and Worldmaking” NEW
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[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...
Helene Snee, “A Cosmopolitan Journey?: Difference, Distinction and Identity Work in Gap Year Travel” NEW
New Books in European Studies 1 Week, 3 Days, 38 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Critical Theory] Helene Snee, a researcher at the University of Manchester, has written an excellent new book that should be essential reading for anyone interested in the modern world. The book uses the exam...
Melanie C. Hawthorne, “Finding the Woman Who Didn’t Exist: The Curious Life of Gisèle d’Estoc” NEW
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[Cross-posted from New Books in Biography] “Why write the biography of a nobody?” That is the question with which Melanie C. Hawthorne begins Finding the Woman Who Didn’t Exist: The Curious Life of Gisèle...
David B. Dennis, “Inhumanities: Nazi Interpretations of Western Culture” NEW
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[Cross-posted from New Books in History] I occasionally teach Western Civilization and you may have taken it in college. We all know the drill: Greeks-Romans-Dark Ages-Middle Ages-Renaissance-Reformation-Scientific Revolution-Enlightenment-Romanticis...
David N. Livingstone, “Dealing with Darwin: Place, Politics, and Rhetoric in Religious Engagements with Evolution” NEW
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[Cross-posted from New Books in Science, Technology, and Society] David N. Livingstone’s new book traces the processes by which communities of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that shared the same Scottish C...
John L. Campbell and Ove K. Pedersen, “The National Origins of Policy Ideas: Knowledge Regimes in the United States, France, Germany, and Denmark” NEW
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[Cross-posted from New Books in Political Science] John L. Campbell and Ove K. Pedersen are the authors of The National Origins of Policy Ideas: Knowledge Regimes in the United States, France, Germany, and Denmark (...
Joe Moran, “Armchair Nation: An Intimate History of Britain in Front of the TV” NEW
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The social and cultural historian Joe Moran, Professor of English and Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University, UK is interested in the everyday moments between great events. In his books Queuing for Beginners: The Story of Daily Lif...
Alice Conklin, “In the Museum of Man: Race, Anthropology, and Empire in France, 1850-1950″ NEW
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[Cross-posted with permission from Jonathan Judaken's Counterpoint on WKNO in Memphis]. Host Jonathan Judaken and author Alice Conklin discuss the thorny relationship between science, society, and empire at the high water mark of Frenc...
Andrew Demshuk, “The Lost German East: Forced Migration and the Politics of Memory, 1945-1970″ NEW
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[Cross-posted from New Books in History] At the close of the Second World War, the Allies expelled several million Germans from the eastern portion of the former Reich. Thanks to the work of many historians, we know quite a bit about Allied...
Michael Bryant, “Eyewitness to Genocide: The Operation Reinhard Death Camp Trials, 1955-1966″ NEW
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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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...