BOOKS RECEIVED: Jared Poley, “The Devil’s Riches: A Modern History of Greed” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley A seeming constant in the history of capitalism, greed has nonetheless undergone considerable transformations over the last five hundred years. This multilayered account offers a fresh take on an old topic, arguing that greed… Read More
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
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