BOOKS RECEIVED: M. Elizabeth Weiser, “Museum Rhetoric: Building Civic Identity in National Spaces” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In todays diverse societies, museums are the primary institutions within the public sphere in which individuals can both engage critical thought and celebrate community. This volume uses the lens of rhetoric to explore the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Thomas Reid, ed. by Paul Wood, “Thomas Reid on Mathematics and Natural Philosophy” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley A philosopher, scholar of the natural world, and gifted mathematician, Thomas Reid holds a distinctive place in the Scottish Enlightenment. This volume reconstructs Reids lifelong engagement with the physical sciences and makes clear why… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Frank Bosch, “Mass Media and Historical Change: Germany in International Perspective, 1400 to the Present” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Media influenced politics, culture, and everyday life long before the invention of the Internet. This book shows how the advent of new media has changed societies in modern history, focusing not on the specifics… Read More
Andrea L. Turpin, “A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917” (Cornell UP, 2017)
Andrea L. Turpin is an Associate Professor of History at Baylor University. Her book, A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917 (Cornell University Press, 2017), begins with the early institutions… Read More
David L. Weddle, “Sacrifice in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam” (NYU Press, 2017)
Is there one principal avenue of exploration that could lead to the very heart of the religious experience? For David L. Weddle, professor emeritus of Religion at Colorado College, that way in is the practice of ritual sacrifice. In his… Read More
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