BOOKS RECEIVED: Steven Carl Smith, “An Empire of Print: The New York Publishing Trade in the Early American Republic” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books Home to the so-called big five publishers as well as hundreds of smaller presses, renowned literary agents, a vigorous arts scene, and an uncountable number of aspiring and established writers alike, New York City is… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Riccardo Bavaj and Martina Steber, eds., “Germany and ‘The West’: The History of a Modern Concept” (Berghahn, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books “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 West… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Gisela Welz, “European Products: Making and Unmaking Heritage in Cyprus” (Berghahn, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books 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 joined… 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: Shawn J. Parry-Giles and David S. Kaufer, “Memories of Lincoln and the Splintering of American Political Thought” (Penn State UP, 2017)
In the aftermath of the Civil War, Republicans and Democrats who advocated conflicting visions of American citizenship could agree on one thing: the rhetorical power of Abraham Lincolns life. This volume examines the debates over his legacy and their impact… Read More
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