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Alon Confino, “A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide” NEW
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[Cross-posted from New Books in History] Alon Confino’s A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide (Yale University Press, 2014) begins with a vivid and devastating scene in the small German town of Fürth...
Ann C. Pizzorusso, “Tweeting Da Vinci” NEW
New Books in European Studies 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 28 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Science, Technology, and Society]  Ann C. Pizzorusso’s new book is a wonderfully creative and gorgeously illustrated meeting of geology, art history, and Renaissance studies. Arguing that understanding...
Matthew Stanley, “Huxley’s Church and Maxwell’s Demon: From Theistic Science to Naturalistic Science” NEW
New Books in European Studies 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 52 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Science, Technology, and Society] “Show me how it doos.” Such were the words of a young James Clerk “Dafty” Maxwell (1831-79), an inquisitive child prone to punning who grew into...
Robert J. Donia, “Radovan Karadžič: Architect of the Bosnian Genocide” NEW
New Books in European Studies 4 Weeks, 26 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in Genocide Studies] As a graduate student at Ohio State in the early 1990s, I remember watching the collapse of Yugoslavia on the news almost every night and reading about it in the newspaper the next day. &nbs...
Sean Forner, “German Intellectuals and the Challenge of Democratic Renewal: Culture and Politics after 1945″ NEW
New Books in European Studies 1 Month, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
[Cross-posted from New Books in History] The Federal Republic of Germany is often held up today as one of the world’s great democracies, where the commitment to such ideals as transparency, careful deliberation, social and political equality, a...
Susan Byrne, “Law and History in Cervantes’ Don Quixote” NEW
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[Cross-posted from New Books in Law] Please listen to the fascinating conversation I had with Susan Byrne, Associate Professor of Spanish and Director of Undergraduate Studies for Spanish at Yale University, about her new work, Law and...
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
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[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
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[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
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[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 2 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 48 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 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 39 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 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 22 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 2 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 44 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 3 Months, 2 Days, 17 Hours 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
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[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 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 20 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 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 25 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 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 6 Hours, 34 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 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 1 Minute 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...