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Europe

  • War and Genocideby Doris L. Bergen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 38.99

    Examining one of the defining events of the twentieth century, Doris L. Bergen situates the Holocaust in its historical, political, social, cultural, and military contexts. Including firsthand accounts from perpetrators, victims, and eyewitnesses, her book is immediate, human, and eminently readable. more...

  • More Was Lostby Eleanor Perenyi; J.D. Mcclatchy

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 16.95

    Best known for her classic book Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden , Eleanor Perényi led a worldly life before settling down in Connecticut. More Was Lost is a memoir of her youth abroad, written in the early days of World War II, after her return to the United States. In 1937, at the age of nineteen, Perényi falls in love with a poor Hungarian... more...

  • Communism?s Jewish Questionby András Kovacs

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2016; US$ 168.00

    In the last decades, previously secret documents on Jewish issues emerged from the newly opened Communist archives. Even though current scholarship treats the Shoa frequently as the end of Jewish history in the region, these documents make clear that the communist parties never stopped to be preoccupied with the ?Jewish question.? A selection of these... more...

  • Desires for Realityby Benjamin Halligan

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 95.00

    As with many aspects of European cultural life, film was galvanized and transformed by the revolutionary fervor of 1968. This groundbreaking study provides a full account of the era's cinematic crises, innovations, and provocations, as well as the social and aesthetic contexts in which they appeared. The author mounts a genuinely fresh analysis of... more...

  • Hometown Religionby David M. Luebke

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    The pluralization of Christian religion was the defining fact of cultural life in sixteenth-century Europe. Everywhere they took root, ideas of evangelical reform disturbed the unity of religious observance on which political community was founded. By the third quarter of the sixteenth century, one or another form of Christianity had emerged... more...

  • To Swear like a Sailorby Paul A. Gilje

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 28.00

    This book explores American maritime world, including cursing, language, logbooks, storytelling, sailor songs, reading, and material culture. more...

  • States of Dependencyby Karen M. Tani

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 28.00

    This book recounts the transformation of American poor relief in the decades spanning the New Deal and the War on Poverty. more...

  • In Europe's Shadowby Robert D. Kaplan

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 20.99

    From the New York Times bestselling author Robert D. Kaplan, named one of the world?s Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, comes a riveting journey through one of Europe?s frontier countries?and a potent examination of the forces that will determine Europe?s fate in the postmodern age. Robert Kaplan first visited Romania in... more...

  • Mapping Space, Sense, and Movement in Florenceby Nicholas Terpstra; Colin Rose

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Mapping Space, Sense, and Movement in Florence explores the potential of digital mapping or Historical GIS as a research and teaching tool to enable researchers and students to uncover the spatial, kinetic and sensory dimensions of the early modern city. The exploration focuses on new digital research and mapping projects that engage the rich... more...

  • Jewish Culture in the Age of Globalisationby Cathy Gelbin; Sander Gilman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    This interdisciplinary anthology explores the impact of current globalization processes on Jewish communities across the globe. The volume explores the extent to which nationalized constructs of Jewish culture and identity still dominate Jewish self-expressions, as well as the discourses about them, in the rapidly globalizing world of the twenty-first... more...