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  • World of the Small Farmerby Patricia Croot

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2017; US$ 63.99

    This detailed and original study of early-modern agrarian society in the Somerset Levels examines the small landholders in a group of sixteen contiguous parishes in the area known as Brent Marsh. These were farmers with lifehold tenures and a mixed agricultural production whose activities and outlook are shown to be very different from that of the... more...

  • The Formation of a National Audience in Italy, 1750?1890by Gabriella Romani; Jennifer Burns; Giacomo Mannironi; Roberto Risso; Giulia Brian; Martina Piperno; Fabio Camilletti; Federico Casari; Fabio Finotti; Paola Giuli; Adriana Chemello; Olivia Santovetti; Maria Grazia Lolla; Ombretta Frau; Cristina Gragnani; Katharine Mitchell

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2017; US$ 104.00

    This book analyzes the process of cultural production and consumption in late-eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Italy and the ways in which authors, composers, publishers, performers, journalists, and editors engage with the anxieties and aspirations of their diverse audiences. more...

  • Murder and Counterrevolution in Mexicoby Friedrich E. Schuler; Friedrich E. Schuler

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 30.00

    Admiral Paul von Hintze arrived in Mexico in the spring of 1911 to serve as Germany?s ambassador to a country in a state of revolution. Germany?s emperor Wilhelm II had selected Hintze as his personal eyes and ears in Mexico (and concomitantly the neighboring United States) during the portentous years leading up to the First World War. The ambassador... more...

  • Camping on the Wyeby S. K. Baker; Michael Goffe

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 9.99

    During their university holidays in the late 1880s, S.K. Baker and three of his University College friends clad in stripy blazers and boaters spent time sailing and camping on the River Wye. Baker, a keen artist and diarist, recorded their travels in watercolour in two small leather bound books. The result is an entirely charming, funny account along... more...

  • Pale Riderby Laura Spinney

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19

    With a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people and a global reach, the Spanish flu of 1918?1920 was the greatest human disaster, not only of the twentieth century, but possibly in all of recorded history. And yet, in our popular conception it exists largely as a footnote to World War I. In Pale Rider , Laura Spinney recounts the story of... more...

  • Post-War Childhoodby Simon Webb

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 13.67

    Many British baby boomers are very nostalgic about a supposed golden age; a vanished world when children were generally freer, happier and healthier than they are now. They wandered about all day; only returning home at teatime when they were hungry. Nobody worried about health and safety or 'stranger danger' in those days and no serious harm ever... more...

  • Backpack Ambassadorsby Richard Ivan Jobs

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 35.00

    Even today, in an era of cheap travel and constant connection, the image of young people backpacking across Europe remains seductively romantic. In Backpack Ambassadors , Richard Ivan Jobs tells the story of backpacking in Europe in its heyday, the decades after World War II, revealing that these footloose young people were doing more than just exploring... more...

  • Archeologies of Confessionby Carina L. Johnson; David M. Luebke; Marjorie E. Plummer; Jesse Spohnholz

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    Modern religious identities are rooted in collective memories that are constantly made and remade across generations. How do these mutations of memory distort our picture of historical change and the ways that historical actors perceive it? Can one give voice to those whom history has forgotten? The essays collected here examine the formation of religious... more...

  • Daily Life in the Abyssby Vahé Tachjian

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    Historical research into the Armenian Genocide has grown tremendously in recent years, but much of it has focused on large-scale questions related to Ottoman policy or the scope of the killing. Consequently, surprisingly little is known about the actual experiences of the genocide's victims.  Daily Life in the Abyss  illuminates this aspect through... more...

  • Ruptures in the Everydayby Andrew Stuart Bergerson; Leonard Schmieding; TG26

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 23.50

    During the twentieth century, Germans experienced a long series of major and often violent disruptions in their everyday lives. Such chronic instability and precipitous change made it difficult for them to make sense of their lives as coherent stories-and for scholars to reconstruct them in retrospect. Ruptures in the Everyday brings together an... more...