BOOKS RECEIVED: Renate Bridenthal, ed., “The Hidden History of Crime, Corruption, and States” (Berghahn, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books Renowned historical sociologist Charles Tilly wrote many years ago that “banditry, piracy, gangland rivalry, policing, and war-making all belong on the same continuum.” This volume pursues the idea by revealing how lawbreakers and lawmakers have… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Philipp Ther, “The Dark Side of Nation-States: Ethnic Cleansing in Modern Europe” (Berghahn, 2016)
Why was there such a far-reaching consensus concerning the utopian goal of national homogeneity in the first half of the twentieth century? Ethnic cleansing is analyzed here as a result of the formation of democratic nation-states, the international order based… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Michael A. Grodin, ed., “Jewish Medical Resistance in the Holocaust,” (Berghahn, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books Faced with infectious diseases, starvation, lack of medicines, lack of clean water, and safe sewage, Jewish physicians practiced medicine under severe conditions in the ghettos and concentration camps of the Holocaust. Despite the odds against… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Deborah Mayersen, “On the Path to Genocide: Armenia and Rwanda Reexamined” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Why did the Armenian genocide erupt in Turkey in 1915, only seven years after the Armenian minority achieved civil equality for the first time in the history of the Ottoman Empire? How can we explain the Rwandan genocide occurring in… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Barbara Rose Johnston and Holly M Barker, “Consequential Damages of Nuclear War: The Rongelap Report” (Left Coast Press, 2008).
The hydrogen test-bomb Bravo, dropped on the Marshall Islands in 1954, had enormous consequences for the Rongelap people. Anthropologists Barbara Rose Johnston and Holly Barker provide incontrovertible evidence of physical and financial damages to individuals and cultural and psycho-social damages… Read More
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