BOOKS RECEIVED: “Nature’s Truth: Photography, Painting and Science in Victorian Britain,” (Penn State UP), 2016)
Truth to Nature, a rallying cry for those artists and critics aiming to reform art-making practices in Great Britain over the course of the nineteenth century, bound together artists as diverse as Pre-Raphaelite John Everett Millais, photographer P. H. Emerson,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Wendy Marie Hoofnagle, “The Continuity of the Conquest: Charlemagne and Anglo-Norman Imperialism,” (Penn State UP, 2016)
The Norman conquerors of Anglo-Saxon England have traditionally been seen both as rapacious colonizers and as the harbingers of a more civilized culture, replacing a tribal Germanic society and its customs with more refined Continental practices. Many of the scholarly… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: McDougall and Davidson, eds., “The Roth Family, Anthropology, and Colonial Administration” (Left Coast Press, 2009)
No family better represents the overlapping roles of administrator and scientist in the British empire than the Roths. Descended from a Hungarian emigrant to Australia, two generations of Roths served the empire on four continents and, at the same time,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Keili Ann Costa, “Coach Fellas: Heritage and Tourism in Ireland” (Left Coast Press, 2008)
The Coach Fellas are known to almost all tourists who traverse the Irish countryside. Ostensibly bus drivers, they are also the tour guides who provide the crucial component in the branding of “people, place, and pace” upon which Irish heritage… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Rob Sands, “Prehistoric Woodworking: The Analysis and Interpretation of Bronze and Iron Age Toolmakers” (Left Coast Press, 2009)
Rob Sands explores the evidence left by the use of axes on wooden beams and tools found in waterlogged archaeological sites dating over 2000 years old. A toolmark can not only inform the archaeologist about the implement used, but also… Read More
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