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Dhara Anjaria, “Curzon’s India: Networks of Colonial Governance, 1899-1905″ NEW
New Books in European Studies 4 Days, 11 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
I won’t speak for you, but I find it utterly remarkable that the British were able to “rule” India. Britain, of course, is a small island off a small continent some significant distance from most of its colonies. India, in contrast,...
Nick Wilding, “Galileo’s Idol: Gianfrancesco Sagredo and the Politics of Knowledge” NEW
New Books in European Studies 2 Weeks, 5 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Nick Wilding’s new book is brilliant, thoughtful, and an absolute pleasure to read. Galileo’s Idol: Gianfrancesco Sagredo and The Politics of Knowledge (University of Chicago Press, 2014) takes an unusual approach to understanding Galileo...
Brian Vick, “The Congress of Vienna: Power and Politics after Napoleon” NEW
New Books in European Studies 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who knows anything about European history–and European diplomatic history in particular–who doesn’t know a little something about the Congress of Vienna. That “little something&r...
Kaeten Mistry, “The United States, Italy, and the Origins of Cold War: Waging Political Warfare” NEW
New Books in European Studies 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
In the annals of cold war history Italy is rarely seen as a crucial locale.  In his stimulating new book, The United States, Italy, and the Origins of Cold War: Waging Political Warfare (Cambridge University Press, 2014), Kaeten Mistry reveals h...
Sophia Rose Arjana, “Muslims in the Western Imagination” (Oxford UP, 2015) NEW
New Books in European Studies 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
In Muslims in the Western Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2015), Sophia Rose Arjana explores a variety of creative productions—including art, literature, film—in order to tell a story not about how Muslims construct their own identi...
Udi Greenberg, “The Weimar Century: German Émigrés and the Ideological Foundation of the Cold War” NEW
New Books in European Studies 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
American policymakers and scholars alike have looked to the rapid transformation of Germany, specifically West Germany, from a defeated Nazi state into a thriving democracy as one of the most successful postwar reconstructions of the twentieth centur...
Nicolas Kenny, “The Feel of the City: Experiences of Urban Transformation” NEW
New Books in European Studies 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Nicolas Kenny‘s new book, The Feel of the City: Experiences of Urban Transformation (University of Toronto Press, 2014) explores the sensory histories and urban development of Montreal and Brussels from the 1880s to 1914. We’ve read about...
Alon Confino, “A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide” NEW
New Books in European Studies 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
[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 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 41 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 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 5 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 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 40 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, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 57 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
New Books in European Studies 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 15 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
[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
New Books in European Studies 2 Months, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
[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 2 Months, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 55 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 2 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 32 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 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 20 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 3 Months, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 1 Minute 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 3 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 52 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 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 35 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...