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  • The Executioner's Journalby Joel F. Harrington

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 24.50

    During a career lasting nearly half a century, Meister Frantz Schmidt (1554-1634) personally put to death 392 individuals and tortured, flogged, or disfigured hundreds more. The remarkable number of victims, as well as the officially sanctioned context in which they suffered at Schmidt’s hands, was the story of Joel Harrington’s much-discussed book... more...

  • A Short History of Scotlandby Andrew Lang

    Start Classics 2014; US$ 1.99

    Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a prolific Scots man of letters, a poet, novelist, literary critic and contributor to anthropology. He now is best known as the collector of folk and fairy tales. He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy, St Andrews University and at Balliol College, Oxford. As a journalist, poet, critic and historian, he soon made a reputation... more...

  • Das Haus Europaby Pim den Boer; Heinz Duchhardt; Georg Kreis; Wolfgang Schmale

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 98.00

    Die Diskussion über den Euro-Rettungsplan, die Finanzhilfen für Griechenland, Portugal und Irland, die Einführung schärferer Grenzkontrollen durch Dänemark haben einen neuen Streit über die Europäische Union entfacht. Driften die europäischen Staaten nach 60 Jahren der immer intensiveren und weiträumigeren Integration wieder auseinander? Spiegeln die... more...

  • The Anthropology of the Enlightenmentby Larry Wolff; Marco Cipolloni

    Stanford University Press 2007; US$ 30.95

    This book argues that the Enlightenment created the intellectual foundations of modern anthropology, and cultivated the anthropological pursuit of cultural perspective. more...

  • Crimes Unspokenby Miriam Gebhardt; Nick Somers

    Wiley 2016; US$ 25.00 US$ 22.50

    The soldiers who occupied Germany after the Second World War were not only liberators: they also brought with them a new threat, as women throughout the country became victims of sexual violence. In this disturbing and carefully researched book, the historian Miriam Gebhardt reveals for the first time the scale of this human tragedy, which continued... more...

  • The Travels and Journal of Ambrosio Bemboby Ambrosio Bembo; Anthony Welch

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 34.95

    In 1671, Ambrosio Bembo, a young nobleman bored with everyday life in Venice, decided to broaden his knowledge of the world through travel. That August he set off on a remarkable, occasionally hazardous, four-year voyage to Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and the Portuguese colonies of western India. His journal, now translated into English for the first... more...

  • Recollectionsby Alexis de Tocqueville; Olivier Zunz; Arthur Goldhammer

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 39.50

    Alexis de Tocqueville’s Souvenirs was his extraordinarily lucid and trenchant analysis of the 1848 revolution in France. Despite its bravura passages and stylistic flourishes, however, it was not intended for publication. Written just before Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte’s 1851 coup prompted the great theorist of democracy to retire from political... more...

  • Game of Queensby Sarah Gristwood

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 14.99

    In sixteenth-century Europe, an extraordinary set of women created a unique culture of feminine power that saw them run the continent for decades. Despite often being on opposing sides of power struggles both armed and otherwise, through family ties and patronage they educated and supported each other in a brutal world where the price of failure was... more...

  • Politics, Culture, and Class in the French Revolutionby Lynn Hunt

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    When this book was published in 1984, it reframed the debate on the French Revolution, shifting the discussion from the Revolution's role in wider, extrinsic processes (such as modernization, capitalist development, and the rise of twentieth-century totalitarian regimes) to its central political significance: the discovery of the potential of political... more...

  • Re-Forming Texts, Music, and Church Art in the Early Modern Northby Tuomas M.S. Lehtonen; Linda Kaljundi

    Amsterdam University Press 2016; US$ 148.99

    Our historical understanding of the Reformation in northern Europe has tended to privilege the idea of disruption and innovation over continuity—yet even the most powerful reformation movements drew on and exchanged ideas with earlier cultural and religious practices. This volume attempts to right the balance, bringing together a roster of experts... more...