BOOKS RECEIVED: Monica Mattfeld, “Becoming Centaur: Eighteenth-Century Masculinity and English Horsemanship” (Penn State UP, 2017)
In this study of the relationship between men and their horses in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England, Monica Mattfeld explores the experience of horsemanship and how it defined ones gendered and political positions within society. Men of the period used horses… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Patrick J. Murphy, “Medieval Studies and the Ghost Stories of M. R. James” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books Montague Rhodes James authored some of the most highly regarded ghost stories of all timeclassics such as Oh, Whistle, and Ill Come to You, My Lad that have been adapted many times over for radio… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Barbara McManus, “The Drunken Duchess of Vassar: Grace Harriet Macurdy, Pioneering Feminist Classical Scholar” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
In this biography, Barbara McManus recovers the intriguing life story of Grace Harriet Macurdy (18661946), Professor of Greek at Vassar College and the first woman classicist to focus her scholarship on the lives of ancient Greco-Roman women. Fondly known as… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Arthur Alfaix Assis, “What Is History For?: Johann Gustav Droysen and the Functions of Historiography” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Buy from University Press Books A scholar of Hellenistic and Prussian history, Droysen developed a historical theory that at the time was unprecedented in range and depth, and which remains to the present day a valuable key for understanding history… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Daniel Morat, “Sounds of Modern History: Auditory Cultures in 19th- and 20th-Century Europe” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Long ignored by scholars in the humanities, sound has just begun to take its place as an important object of study in the last few years. Since the late 19th century, there has been a paradigmatic shift in auditory cultures… Read More
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