BOOKS RECEIVED: Taner Akcam and Umit Kurt, “The Spirit of the Laws: The Plunder of Wealth in the Armenian Genocide” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Pertinent to contemporary demands for reparations from Turkey is the relationship between law and property in connection with the Armenian Genocide. This book examines the confiscation of Armenian properties during the genocide and subsequent… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht, ed.,  “Music and International History in the Twentieth Century ” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Bringing together scholars from the fields of musicology and international history, this book investigates the significance of music to foreign relations, and how it affected the interaction of nations since the late 19th century.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Paul Collinson and Helen Macbeth, eds., “Food in Zones of Conflict: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The availability of food is an especially significant issue in zones of conflict because conflict nearly always impinges on the production and the distribution of food, and causes increased competition for food, land and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Michaela Schauble, “Narrating Victimhood: Gender, Religion and the Making of Place in Post-War Croatia” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Mythologies and narratives of victimization pervade contemporary Croatia, set against the backdrop of militarized notions of masculinity and the political mobilization of religion and nationhood. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in rural Dalmatia in… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Renate Bridenthal, ed., “The Hidden History of Crime, Corruption, and States” (Berghahn, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley 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… Read More
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