BOOKS RECEIVED: Shirley Ardener, Fiona Armitage-Woodward and Lidia Dina Sciama, eds., “War and Women across Continents: Autobiographical and Biographical Experiences” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Drawing on family materials, historical records, and eyewitness accounts, this book shows the impact of war on individual women caught up in diverse and often treacherous situations. It relates stories of partisans in Holland,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Philip Dwyer, ed., “War Stories: The War Memoir in History and Literature” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Although war memoirs constitute a rich, varied literary form, they are often dismissed by historians as unreliable. This collection of essays is one of the first to explore the modern war memoir, revealing the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Małgorzata Pakier and Joanna Wawrzyniak, eds., “Memory and Change in Europe: Eastern Perspectives” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In studies of a common European past, there is a significant lack of scholarship on the former Eastern Bloc countries. While understanding the importance of shifting the focus of European memory eastward, contributors to… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Mark Cornwall and John Paul Newman, eds., “Sacrifice and Rebirth: The Legacy of the Last Habsburg War” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley When Austria-Hungary broke up at the end of the First World War, the sacrifice of one million men who had died fighting for the Habsburg monarchy now seemed to be in vain. This book… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Axel Fleisch and Rhiannon Stephens, eds., “Doing Conceptual History in Africa, rev. ed.” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Employing an innovative methodological toolkit, Doing Conceptual History in Africa provides a refreshingly broad and interdisciplinary approach to African historical studies. The studies assembled here focus on the complex role of language in Africas… Read More
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