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Recent Content

Author: 
Wim Blockmans, Nicolette Mout, eds.
Reviewer: 
Amy R. Caldwell

Caldwell on Blockmans and Mout, 'The World of Charles V'

Wim Blockmans, Nicolette Mout, eds. The World of Charles V. Amsterdam: University of Chicago Press, 2004. vii + 364 pp. $60.00 (paper), ISBN 978-90-6984-420-6.

Reviewed by Amy R. Caldwell (Department of History, California State University, Channel Islands) Published on H-HRE (October, 2006)

It's Your Birthday, Charles V

Author: 
Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq
Reviewer: 
Tryntje Helfferich

Helfferich on de Busbecq, 'The Turkish Letters of Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq: Imperial Ambassador at Constantinople 1554-1562'

Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq. The Turkish Letters of Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq: Imperial Ambassador at Constantinople 1554-1562. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2005. xvi + 265 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8071-3071-1.

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

An Imperial Envoy in Suleiman's Court

Author: 
Christopher Boyd Brown
Reviewer: 
Bartlett Butler

Butler on Brown, 'Singing the Gospel: Lutheran Hymns and the Success of the Reformation'

Christopher Boyd Brown. Singing the Gospel: Lutheran Hymns and the Success of the Reformation. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005. i + 298 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-01705-4.

Reviewed by Bartlett Butler (Emeritus, Luther College) Published on H-HRE (September, 2006)

Another Look at the Reformation in Germany

Author: 
Kevin Siena, ed.
Reviewer: 
Susan R. Boettcher

Boettcher on Siena, 'Sins of the Flesh: Responding to Sexual Disease in Early Modern Europe'

Kevin Siena, ed. Sins of the Flesh: Responding to Sexual Disease in Early Modern Europe. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2005. 292 pp. $21.50, ISBN 978-0-7727-2029-0.

Reviewed by Susan R. Boettcher (Department of History, University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-HRE (September, 2006)

Dis-Eased?

Author: 
Stephan FÖ¼ssel
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Spinks

Spinks on FÖ¼ssel, 'Gutenberg and the Impact of Printing'

Stephan FÖ¼ssel. Gutenberg and the Impact of Printing. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005. 216 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7546-3537-6.

Reviewed by Jennifer Spinks (School of Historical Studies, University of Melbourne) Published on H-HRE (August, 2006)

Elite and Popular Print Culture in Early Modern Europe

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