Re: Periodicals and book post in the British Empire

Hi David,

For information on the cost of sending books abroad I would begin with the British Postal Guides for the years you are interested in. Some of them also have estimated duration of arrival, but as far as I know these are for letters and parcels. I have managed to find some available copies online, and would be glad to forward the relevant ones on to you, if you like. Just drop me a line :

Good luck with the rest!

Re: Griffin on Westad, 'The Cold War: A World History'

There was, without doubt, a real threat to Western Europe during the Cold War. As a military intelligence analyst during the 1980s I believe my colleagues and I had a realistic view of, for example, the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany. This very strong army group was not a defensive alignment of military resources. It had one fairly obvious, glaring purpose -- to overrun Western Europe.

Periodicals and book post in the British Empire

Following Tamar's question and your helpful answers, I have a question which has come up in my research on the history of a legal journal printed in London from 1894 to 1951, and distributed around the world (and particularly in the British Empire):

How did book post from Britain to the Empire and beyond work? More specifically:

1) Was book post as fast as regular letter post? Postal histories talk about the time it took for letters to get from Britain to India, for instance. Would copies of a journal have travelled have quickly?

Re: Erlewine on Mendes-Flohr, 'Martin Buber: A Life of Faith and Dissent'

I was surprised, in a quick search of this book's text and its index, to find no mention of what I believe was an important and revealing episode in Buber's life. I and my co-researcher Isabella Ginor encountered this affair in the course of our biographical study of Dr. Max Eitingon, the disciple and financial sponsor of Sigmund Freud who was a pioneer of psychoanalysis in Palestine after his immigration there in 1934.

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-HistBibl: 6 May - 13 May

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 6 May 2019 to 13 May 2019.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-HistBibl.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at for more information.  To contact the Job Guide, write to, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.


Re: The World History Commons

Just to answer the query of August 24, World History Commons is a free, digital resource with high quality, peer-reviewed content in world and global history for teachers, scholars, and students. It builds on World History Matters, the award-winning websites at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and the New Media at George Mason University, and significantly expands and updates these with new curated content and peer-reviewed links to the wealth of online resources currently available.

"The Mobile Resistance Rumor and revolution in Julius Scott’s black Atlantic," By Manisha SINHA

The Mobile Resistance: Rumor and revolution in Julius Scott’s black Atlantic.

By Manisha Sinha

At long last, The Common Wind, Julius Scott’s classic in African-American history and studies of resistance, has found a publisher in Verso. The volume, which began as his 1986 dissertation and went unpublished because of Scott’s perfectionism and ill health, has acquired a cult following over the years.

Transformative Use: What do Elvis and Harry Potter imitators have in common?


This is a re-post from our sister list H-HistBibl.  The article referenced can be found online in full-text and is worth reading if you might be affected by American copyright law or court decisions on Fair Use by scholars.


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