New Books Network

Julie Hardwick, “Sex in an Old Regime City: Young Workers and Intimacy in France, 1660-1789” (Oxford UP, 2020)
Young women and men sought out each other’s company in the workshops, cabarets, and streets of Old Regime Lyon, and evidence of these relationships lingers in documents and material objects conserved in Lyon’s municipal and departmental archives. How did young workers spend time together? When would they initiate sexual relationships... Read More
Mira L. Siegelberg, “Statelessness: A Modern History” (Harvard UP, 2020)
In her book, Statelessness: A Modern History (Harvard University Press, 2020), Mira L. Siegelberg traces the history of the concept of statelessness in the years following the First and Second World Wars. At its core, this thoughtful monograph is an intellectual history of an idea that jurists in the United... Read More
Charles F. Walker, “Witness to the Age of Revolution: The Odyssey of Juan Bautista Tupac Amaru” (Oxford UP, 2020)
Charles F. Walker’s Witness to the Age of Revolution: The Odyssey of Juan Bautista Tupac Amaru, 2020, is part of Oxford University Press’ Graphic History Series, which takes serious archival research and puts it into a comic format. For this volume, the brilliant Liz Clarke illustrated Dr. Walker’s biography of a... Read More
Stephen Wall, “Reluctant European: Britain and the European Union from 1945 to Brexit” (Oxford UP, 2020)
In January 2020, the UK became the first country to leave the European Union after a troubled 47-year membership. What was at the core of the country’s semi-detachment to the EU? Was the UK’s eventual inevitable or was it a tragedy of errors and misunderstandings borne of divergent political cultures?... Read More
Jeremy Black, “The Holocaust: History and Memory” (Indiana UP, 2016)
The event that is commonly labeled as the ‘Holocaust’, was one of the most horrific of the Twentieth Century.  It is also one of the most popularly discussed events of both the past and the current century. And like many popular events it is filled with mis-understandings and mis-interpretations. Here... Read More
Jill Richards, “The Fury Archives: Female Citizenship, Human Rights, and the International Avant-Gardes” (Columbia UP, 2020)
In The Fury Archives: Female Citizenship, Human Rights, and the International Avant-Gardes (Columbia UP 2020), Jill Richards radically rewrites our understanding of first-wave feminism by demonstrating its proximity to international avant-garde movements including surrealism, Dada, and futurism. Using case studies including the movement for a proletarian birth strike, the anti-Nazi... Read More
Patrick Honohan, “Currency, Credit and Crisis: Central Banking in Ireland and Europe” (Cambridge UP, 2020)
For readers – including non-economists – who want to get to grips with the nature and scale of the last financial crisis, how it was managed and mismanaged, and its particular impact on a small, open economy, Patrick Honohan’s book Currency, Credit and Crisis: Central Banking in Ireland and Europe... Read More
Sheri Berman, “Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe: From the Ancien Régime to the Present Day” (Oxford UP, 2019)
At the end of the twentieth century, many believed the story of European political development had come to an end. Modern democracy began in Europe, but for hundreds of years it competed with various forms of dictatorship. Now, though, the entire continent was in the democratic camp for the first... Read More
Cory C. Brock, “Orthodox Yet Modern: Herman Bavinck’s Use of Friedrich Schleiermacher” (Lexham Press, 2020)
Cory C. Brock has published an exciting new book on one of the most important Dutch Reformed theologians from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Herman Bavinck negotiated his conservative background through life-long engagement with the work of Friedrich Schleiermacher. Brock’s new work, Orthodox Yet Modern: Herman Bavinck’s Use... Read More
Rogers M. Smith, “That Is Not Who We Are!: Populism and Peoplehood” (Yale UP, 2020)
Rogers M. Smith, the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, has written a new book on the connection between our understanding of peoplehood and community, and the contemporary growth of populism around the world. This book and the meditation on these issues of... Read More