BOOKS RECEIVED: Jonathan Dewald, “Status, Power, and Identity in Early Modern France: The Rohan Family, 1550-1715” (Penn State UP, 2015)
In Status, Power, and Identity in Early Modern France, Jonathan Dewald explores European aristocratic society by looking closely at one of its most prominent families. The Rohan were rich, powerful, and respected, but Dewald shows that there were also… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Ignacy Potocki, “Remarks on Architecture: The Vitruvian Tradition in Enlightenment Poland” (Penn State UP, 2015)
At the end of the eighteenth century, the authors of Poland’s 3 May 1791 Constitution became the heirs to a defunct state whose territory had been partitioned by Russia, Prussia, and Austria. At this moment of intensive national postmortem, Ignacy… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Paul Peucker, “A Time of Sifting: Mystical Marriage and the Crisis of Moravian Piety in the Eighteenth Century” (Penn State UP, 2015
At the end of the 1740s, the Moravians, a young and rapidly expanding radical-Pietist movement, experienced a crisis soon labeled the Sifting Time. As Moravian leaders attempted to lead the church away from the abuses of the crisis, they also… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Juli Highfill, “Modernism and its Merchandise: The Spanish Avant-Garde and Material Culture, 1920-1930,” (Penn State UP, 2014)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The writers and artists of the Spanish avant-garde, enthralled with the streamlined, mass-produced commodities of the Machine Age, incorporated these objects into their literary and visual works. In doing so, they launched a broad… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Amy Freund, “Portraiture and Politics in Revolutionary France” (Penn State UP, 2014)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Portraiture and Politics in Revolutionary France challenges widely held assumptions about both the genre of portraiture and the political and cultural role of images in France at the beginning of the nineteenth century. After… Read More
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