BOOKS RECEIVED: Karen Raber and Monica Mattfeld, eds., “Performing Animals: History, Agency, Theater” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley From bears on the Renaissance stage to the equine pageantry of the nineteenth-century hunt, animals have been used in human-orchestrated entertainments throughout history. The essays in this volume present an array of case studies… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Tomas Sniegon, “Vanished History: The Holocaust in Czech and Slovak Historical Culture” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Bohemia and Moravia, today part of the Czech Republic, was the first territory with a majority of non-German speakers occupied by Hitler’s Third Reich on the eve of the World War II. Tens of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jordana Silverstein, “Anxious Histories: Narrating the Holocaust in Jewish Communities at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Over the last seventy years, memories and narratives of the Holocaust have played a significant role in constructing Jewish communities. The author explores one field where these narratives are disseminated: Holocaust pedagogy in Jewish… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Riccardo Bavaj and Martina Steber, eds., “Germany and ‘The West’: The History of a Modern Concept” (Berghahn, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley “The West” is a central idea in German public discourse, yet historians know surprisingly little about the evolution of the concept. Contrary to common assumptions, this volume argues that the German concept of the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Gisela Welz, “European Products: Making and Unmaking Heritage in Cyprus” (Berghahn, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley On the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, rural villages, traditional artefacts, even atmospheres and experiences are considered heritage. Heritage making not only protects, but also produces, things, people, and places. Since the Republic of Cyprus… Read More
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