BOOKS RECEIVED: Sally-Ann Ashton, “Petrie’s Ptolemaic and Roman Memphis” (Left Coast Press, 2009)
Memphis was one of the great melting pots of Mediterranean and African culture during the reigns of the heirs of Alexander and under the Roman Empire, a vibrant and complex community well after the end of the age of its… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Du Bois, et al, “Encyclopedia of the Negro: Preparatory Volume with Reference Lists and Reports,” New ed. (Left Coast Press, 2008)
The publication of the Encyclopedia Africana in 1999 was only the most recent attempt to summarize our knowledge of African and African diaspora peoples. Famed social scientist W. E. B. Du Bois was involved in similar projects over half a… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Elizabeth Wood and Kiersten Latham, “The Objects of Experience: Transforming Visitor-Object Encounters in Museums” (Left Coast Press, 2013)
What if museums could harness the emotional and intellectual connections people have to personal and everyday objects to create richer visitor experiences? In this book, Elizabeth Wood and Kiersten Latham present the Object Knowledge Framework, a tool for using objects… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Sarah Horowitz, “Friendship and Politics in Post-Revolutionary France” (Penn State UP, 2014)
In Friendship and Politics in Post-Revolutionary France, Sarah Horowitz brings together the political and cultural history of post-revolutionary France to illuminate how French society responded to and recovered from the upheaval of the French Revolution. The Revolution led to a… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Michael J. Crawford, “Fight for Status and Privilege in Late Medieval and Early Modern Castile, 1465-1598” (Penn State UP, 2014)
In The Fight for Status and Privilege in Late Medieval and Early Modern Castile, 1465-1598, Michael Crawford investigates conflicts about and resistance to the status of hidalgo, conventionally understood as the lowest, most heavily populated rank in the… Read More
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