Reviews

Author: 
Alexandra Kess
Reviewer: 
N. Scott Amos

Amos on Kess, 'Johann Sleidan and the Protestant Vision of History'


Alexandra Kess. Johann Sleidan and the Protestant Vision of History. Burlington: Ashgate, 2008. xii + 245 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7546-5770-5.

Reviewed by N. Scott Amos (History Department, Lynchburg College)
Published on H-HRE (March, 2010)
Commissioned by Tryntje Helfferich

A Reformation History with Cross-Confessional Appeal

Author: 
Mario Biagioli
Reviewer: 
Andrew Berns

Berns on Biagioli, 'Galileo's Instruments of Credit: Telescopes, Images, Secrecy.'


Mario Biagioli. Galileo's Instruments of Credit: Telescopes, Images, Secrecy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. 316 pp. $20.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-04562-7.

Reviewed by Andrew Berns (University of Pennsylvania)
Published on H-HRE (March, 2010)
Commissioned by Tryntje Helfferich

Galileo’s Credit

Author: 
Leo Schelbert
Reviewer: 
Marc H. Lerner

Lerner and Watt on Schelbert, 'Historical Dictionary of Switzerland'


Leo Schelbert. Historical Dictionary of Switzerland. Historical Dictionaries of Europe Series. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 2007. 616 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8108-4931-0.

Reviewed by Marc H. Lerner (University of Mississippi) and Jeffrey R. Watt (University of Mississippi)
Published on H-HRE (November, 2009)
Commissioned by Tryntje Helfferich

Author: 
Clifford J. Rogers
Reviewer: 
Christopher A. Candy

Candy on Rogers, 'Soldiers' Lives through History: The Middle Ages'


Clifford J. Rogers. Soldiers' Lives through History: The Middle Ages. Portsmouth: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007. 336 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-313-33350-7.

Reviewed by Christopher A. Candy (Department of History, Texas Tech University)
Published on H-HRE (July, 2009)
Commissioned by Tryntje Helfferich

Medieval Soldiers' Lives

Author: 
Paul McLean
Reviewer: 
Ann Moyer

Moyer on McLean, 'The Art of the Network: Strategic Interaction and Patronage in Renaissance Florence'


Paul McLean. The Art of the Network: Strategic Interaction and Patronage in Renaissance Florence. Durham: Duke University Press, 2007. xv + 288 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-4100-0; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-4117-8.

Reviewed by Ann Moyer (Department of History, University of Pennsylvania)
Published on H-HRE (July, 2009)
Commissioned by Tryntje Helfferich

Author: 
Dennis Showalter, William J. Astore
Reviewer: 
Jamel Ostwald

Ostwald on Showalter and Astore, 'Soldiers' Lives through History: The Early Modern World'


Dennis Showalter, William J. Astore. Soldiers' Lives through History: The Early Modern World. Soldiers' Lives through History Series. Portsmouth: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007. 320 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-313-33312-5.

Reviewed by Jamel Ostwald (Eastern Connecticut State University)
Published on H-HRE (June, 2009)
Commissioned by Tryntje Helfferich

Author: 
Sandy Bardsley
Reviewer: 
Constance H. Berman

Berman on Bardsley, 'Women's Roles in the Middle Ages'


Sandy Bardsley. Women's Roles in the Middle Ages. Portsmouth: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007. 264 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-313-33635-5.

Reviewed by Constance H. Berman (History Department, University of Iowa)
Published on H-HRE (June, 2009)
Commissioned by Tryntje Helfferich

Building on What Jo Ann McNamara Started

Author: 
Konrad Eisenbichler, Nicholas Terpstra, eds
Reviewer: 
Julie Tanaka

Tanaka on Eisenbichler and Terpstra, 'The Renaissance in the Streets, Schools, and Studies: Essays in Honour of Paul F. Grendler'


Konrad Eisenbichler, Nicholas Terpstra, eds. The Renaissance in the Streets, Schools, and Studies: Essays in Honour of Paul F. Grendler. Essays and Studies Series. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2008. Illustrations. 378 pp. $37.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7727-2042-9.

Reviewed by Julie Tanaka (History Department, University of Puget Sound)
Published on H-HRE (May, 2009)
Commissioned by Tryntje Helfferich

Author: 
Robin Briggs
Reviewer: 
William Monter

Monter on Briggs, 'The Witches of Lorraine'


Robin Briggs. The Witches of Lorraine. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. xii + 404 pp. $150.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-822582-9.

Reviewed by William Monter (Northwestern University (Emeritus))
Published on H-HRE (May, 2009)
Commissioned by Tryntje Helfferich

Returning to the Scene of the Crime

Author: 
John France, ed
Reviewer: 
William Urban

Urban on France, 'Mercenaries and Paid Men: The Mercenary Identity in the Middle Ages.'


John France, ed. Mercenaries and Paid Men: The Mercenary Identity in the Middle Ages. Leiden: Brill, 2008. 415 pp. $145.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-16447-5.

Reviewed by William Urban (Department of History, Monmouth College)
Published on H-HRE (May, 2009)
Commissioned by Amy R. Caldwell

Defining a Medieval Mercenary

Author: 
Heinz Schilling, ed
Reviewer: 
Amy Nelson Burnett

Burnett on Schilling, 'Konfessioneller Fundamentalismus'


Heinz Schilling, ed. Konfessioneller Fundamentalismus. Schriften des Historischen Kollegs Series. Munich: R. Oldenbourg Verlag, 2007. ix + 320 pp. EUR 49.80 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-486-58150-8.

Reviewed by Amy Nelson Burnett (Department of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Published on H-HRE (May, 2009)
Commissioned by Tryntje Helfferich

Author: 
Steven Gunn, David Grummitt, Hans Cools
Reviewer: 
Mark Charles Fissel

Fissel on Gunn and Grummitt and Cools, 'War, State, and Society in England and the Netherlands, 1477-1559'


Steven Gunn, David Grummitt, Hans Cools. War, State, and Society in England and the Netherlands, 1477-1559. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. xiv + 395 pp. $150.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-920750-3.

Reviewed by Mark Charles Fissel (Augusta State University)
Published on H-HRE (April, 2009)
Commissioned by Tryntje Helfferich

Author: 
Austra Reinis
Reviewer: 
Peter Marshall

Marshall on Reinis, 'Reforming the Art of Dying: The Ars Moriendi in the German Reformation (1519-1528)'


Austra Reinis. Reforming the Art of Dying: The Ars Moriendi in the German Reformation (1519-1528). Ashgate, 2006. 324. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7546-5439-1.

Reviewed by Peter Marshall (Department of History, University of Warwick)
Published on H-HRE (December, 2008)
Commissioned by Tryntje Helfferich

Doubt and Certainty

Author: 
Alexander Schmidt
Reviewer: 
Johannes Wolfart

Wolfart on Schmidt, 'Vaterlandsliebe und Religionskonflikt: Politische Diskurse im Alten Reich (1555-1648)'


Alexander Schmidt. Vaterlandsliebe und Religionskonflikt: Politische Diskurse im Alten Reich (1555-1648). Leiden: Brill, 2007. 512 S. $139.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-16157-3.

Reviewed by Johannes Wolfart (College of the Humanities, Carleton University)
Published on H-HRE (August, 2008)

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