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Recent Content

Author: 
Julia M. H. Smith
Reviewer: 
Katrin E. Sjursen

Sjursen on Smith, 'Europe after Rome: A New Cultural History, 500-1000'


Julia M. H. Smith. Europe after Rome: A New Cultural History, 500-1000. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. xiii + 384 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-924427-0.

Reviewed by Katrin E. Sjursen (Department of History, University of California Santa Barbara)
Published on H-HRE (January, 2007)

A History for the New Europe

Author: 
John Jr.. Witte, Robert M. Kingdon
Reviewer: 
Karen Spierling

Spierling on Witte and Kingdon, 'Sex, Marriage, and Family in John Calvin's Geneva, Vol. 1: Courtship, Engagement, and Marriage'


John Jr.. Witte, Robert M. Kingdon. Sex, Marriage, and Family in John Calvin's Geneva, Vol. 1: Courtship, Engagement, and Marriage. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2005. xxxii + 512 pp. $32.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8028-4803-1.

Reviewed by Karen Spierling (Department of History, University of Louisville)
Published on H-HRE (January, 2007)

Love in the Time of Calvin

Author: 
Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.
Reviewer: 
Jeanne E. Grant

Grant on Cohn, 'Lust for Liberty: The Politics of Social Revolt in Medieval Europe, 1200-1425'


Samuel K. Cohn, Jr. Lust for Liberty: The Politics of Social Revolt in Medieval Europe, 1200-1425. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006. ix + 376 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-02162-4.

Reviewed by Jeanne E. Grant (Department of History, Metropolitan State University)
Published on H-HRE (January, 2007)

Author: 
Roger J. Crum, John T. Paoletti, eds.
Reviewer: 
Ann Moyer

Moyer on Crum and Paoletti, 'Renaissance Florence: A Social History'


Roger J. Crum, John T. Paoletti, eds. Renaissance Florence: A Social History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. xi + 674 pp. $150.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-84693-6.

Reviewed by Ann Moyer (Department of History, University of Pennsylvania)
Published on H-HRE (December, 2006)

City Culture: Places, Spaces, and People in Renaissance Florence

Author: 
Katharina SchÖ¼tz Zell
Reviewer: 
Tryntje Helfferich

Helfferich on Zell, 'Church Mother: The Writings of a Protestant Reformer in Sixteenth-Century Germany'


Katharina SchÖ¼tz Zell. Church Mother: The Writings of a Protestant Reformer in Sixteenth-Century Germany. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2006. xxix + 267 pp. $22.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-97967-0.

Reviewed by Tryntje Helfferich (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Published on H-HRE (October, 2006)

Practical Piety in Reformation Strassburg

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