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Recent Content

Author: 
Christopher I. Lehrich
Reviewer: 
Michael Bailey

Bailey on Lehrich, 'The Occult Mind: Magic in Theory and Practice'

Christopher I. Lehrich. The Occult Mind: Magic in Theory and Practice. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2007. xv + 246 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4538-5.

Reviewed by Michael Bailey (Department of History, Iowa State University) Published on H-HRE (November, 2007)

Thinking with Magic

Author: 
Judith Pollmann, Andrew Spicer, eds.
Reviewer: 
John Grever

Grever on Pollmann and Spicer, 'Public Opinion and Changing Identities in the Early Modern Netherlands: Essays in Honour of Alistair Duke'

Judith Pollmann, Andrew Spicer, eds. Public Opinion and Changing Identities in the Early Modern Netherlands: Essays in Honour of Alistair Duke. Boston: Brill, 2007. xiii + 305 pp. $129.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-15527-5.

Reviewed by John Grever (Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles) Published on H-HRE (October, 2007)

The Revolt of the Netherlands: Political and Religious Conflicts

Author: 
Gerhild Scholz Williams
Reviewer: 
Susan R. Boettcher

Boettcher on Williams, 'Ways of Knowing in Early Modern Germany: Johannes Praetorius as a Witness to His Time'

Gerhild Scholz Williams. Ways of Knowing in Early Modern Germany: Johannes Praetorius as a Witness to His Time. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006. ix + 251 pp. $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7546-5551-0.

Reviewed by Susan R. Boettcher (Department of History, University of Texas) Published on H-HRE (October, 2007)

The Construction of Knowledge and the Spirit of the Age

Author: 
Christopher Ocker
Reviewer: 
Johannes Wolfart

Wolfart on Ocker, 'Church Robbers and Reformers in Germany, 1525-1547: Confiscation and Religious Purpose in the Holy Roman Empire'

Christopher Ocker. Church Robbers and Reformers in Germany, 1525-1547: Confiscation and Religious Purpose in the Holy Roman Empire. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2006. xx + 338 pp. $139.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-15206-9.

Reviewed by Johannes Wolfart (College of the Humanities, Carleton University) Published on H-HRE (September, 2007)

All Property Is Theft ... Justified!

Author: 
Valentin Groebner
Reviewer: 
Christopher Close

Close on Groebner, 'Who Are You? Identification, Deception, and Surveillance in Early Modern Europe'

Valentin Groebner. Who Are You? Identification, Deception, and Surveillance in Early Modern Europe. New York: Zone Books, 2007. 349 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-890951-72-6.

Reviewed by Christopher Close (Princeton Writing Program, Princeton University) Published on H-HRE (September, 2007)

Who Are You? The Authorities Really Want to Know

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