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    Book Review: A Stranger in My Own Country: The 1944 Prison Diary

Book Review: A Stranger in My Own Country: The 1944 Prison Diary

In acclaimed German novelist Hans Fallada’s memoir A Stranger in My Own Country: The 1944 Prison Diary, we are exposed […]

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    Book Review: Enemy on the Euphrates The British Occupation of Iraq and the Great Arab Revolt, 1914–1921

Book Review: Enemy on the Euphrates The British Occupation of Iraq and the Great Arab Revolt, 1914–1921

Enemy on the Euphrates: The British Occupation of Iraq and the Great Arab Revolt, 1914-1921 documents the British Empire’s occupation […]

Book Review: The Middle Ages

In Johannes Fried’s The Middle Ages, the author makes his case for an alternative interpretation of the medieval period as […]

Book Review: Muslim Citizens in the West

The integration of Muslim communities into Western societies is a difficult and strained subject, with myth and misunderstanding rife. […]

Book Review: German Colonialism in a Global Age

While most studies of European colonialism tend to focus on the British and French empires, German colonialism in the […]

Book Review: Why America Is Not a New Rome

America’s post–Cold War strategic dominance and its pre-recession affluence inspired pundits to make celebratory comparisons to ancient Rome at […]

Book Review: Asian Imperial Banking History

When European powers began annexing parts of Asia, the establishment of banking systems was an important part of that […]

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    Book Review: Beyond Freedom’s Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery

Book Review: Beyond Freedom’s Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery

Born into slavery in rural Louisiana, Rose Herera was bought and sold several times before being purchased by the […]

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    Book Review: Policing Sexuality: The Mann Act and the making of the FBI

Book Review: Policing Sexuality: The Mann Act and the making of the FBI

Policing Sexuality links the crusade against sex trafficking to the rapid growth of the US agency the Federal Bureau of […]

Book Review: Elites: A General Model

Elites: A General Model applies looks at three distinctly different societies – ancient India, Classical Athens, and the contemporary United […]

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    Book Review: Bergen-Belsen 1945: A Medical Student’s Journal

Book Review: Bergen-Belsen 1945: A Medical Student’s Journal

Twenty-one year old-old medical student, Michael Hargrave, was sent to Bergen-Belsen in 1945, only two weeks after it was […]

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    Book review: Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life by Jie Li

Book review: Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life by Jie Li

In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call the city home? In this account […]

Book Review: The Eagle and the Dragon by Serge Gruzinski

This book addresses two episodes from the sixteenth century which shaped the relationship between Europe and the civilisations of […]

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    Book Review: Land and Freedom: The MST, the Zapatistas and Peasant Alternatives to Neoliberalism by Leandro Vergara-Camus

Book Review: Land and Freedom: The MST, the Zapatistas and Peasant Alternatives to Neoliberalism by Leandro Vergara-Camus

The fieldwork experiences and interviews in Land and Freedom aim to provide a unique view of the internal dynamics of revolutionary […]

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    Book Review: Presidents and Their Generals: An American History of Command in War by Matthew Moten

Book Review: Presidents and Their Generals: An American History of Command in War by Matthew Moten

Matthew Moten looks to trace a history of the evolving roles of civilian and military leaders in conducting war, demonstrating […]