Reviews

Author: 
Jonathan B. Durrant
Reviewer: 
Alison Rowlands

Rowlands on Durrant, 'Witchcraft, Gender and Society in Early Modern Germany'


Jonathan B. Durrant. Witchcraft, Gender and Society in Early Modern Germany. Boston: Brill, 2007. xxvii + 288 pp. $112.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-16093-4.

Reviewed by Alison Rowlands (Department of History, University of Essex, England)
Published on H-HRE (July, 2008)

Explaining Early Modern Witch Persecution: The Eichstätt Witch-Hunts

Author: 
Anne Goldgar
Reviewer: 
Donald Harreld

Harreld on Goldgar, 'Tulipmania: Money, Honor, and Knowledge in the Dutch Golden Age'


Anne Goldgar. Tulipmania: Money, Honor, and Knowledge in the Dutch Golden Age. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. xx + 425 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-30125-9.

Reviewed by Donald Harreld (Department of History, Brigham Young University)
Published on H-HRE (April, 2008)

Reassessing Tulipmania

Author: 
Dean Phillip Bell, Stephen G. Burnett, eds.
Reviewer: 
Magda Teter

Teter on Bell and Burnett, 'Jews, Judaism and the Reformation in Sixteenth-Century Germany'


Dean Phillip Bell, Stephen G. Burnett, eds. Jews, Judaism and the Reformation in Sixteenth-Century Germany. Leiden: Brill, 2006. 572 pp. $129.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-14947-2.

Reviewed by Magda Teter (Department of History, Wesleyan University)
Published on H-HRE (April, 2008)

Breaking New Ground on Judaism in the German Reformation

Author: 
Armando Maggi
Reviewer: 
O. P. G. Maxwell-Stuart

Maxwell-Stuart on Maggi, 'In the Company of Demons: Unnatural Beings, Love, and Identity in the Italian Renaissance'


Armando Maggi. In the Company of Demons: Unnatural Beings, Love, and Identity in the Italian Renaissance. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. vii + 232 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-50130-7; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-50131-4.

Reviewed by O. P. G. Maxwell-Stuart (University of St. Andrews)
Published on H-HRE (March, 2008)

Speaking with Spirits

Author: 
W. J. Torrance Kirby
Reviewer: 
N. Scott Amos

Amos on Kirby, 'The Zurich Connection and Tudor Political Theology'


W. J. Torrance Kirby. The Zurich Connection and Tudor Political Theology. Leiden: Brill, 2007. xi + 283 pp. $129.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-15618-0.

Reviewed by N. Scott Amos (Department of History, Lynchburg College)
Published on H-HRE (March, 2008)

England and the Zurich School

Author: 
Neil R. Leroux
Reviewer: 
Peter Marshall

Marshall on Leroux, 'Martin Luther as Comforter: Writings on Death'


Neil R. Leroux. Martin Luther as Comforter: Writings on Death. Leiden: Brill, 2007. xliii + 336 pp. $129.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-15880-1.

Reviewed by Peter Marshall (Department of History, University of Warwick)
Published on H-HRE (March, 2008)

Comfort in Death

Author: 
Marek Thue Kretschmer
Reviewer: 
Eric H. Limbach

Limbach on Kretschmer, 'Rewriting Roman History in the Middle Ages: The "Historia Romana" and the Manuscript Bamberg, Hist 3'


Marek Thue Kretschmer. Rewriting Roman History in the Middle Ages: The "Historia Romana" and the Manuscript Bamberg, Hist 3. Leiden: Brill, 2007. xii + 428 pp. $159.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-15710-1.

Reviewed by Eric H. Limbach (Department of History, Michigan State University)
Published on H-HRE (March, 2008)

On Revised Histories and Revisionist Historiography

Author: 
R. Malcolm Errington
Reviewer: 
Michael Blodgett

Blodgett on Errington, 'Roman Imperial Policy from Julian to Theodosius'


R. Malcolm Errington. Roman Imperial Policy from Julian to Theodosius. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. xii + 336 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3038-3.

Reviewed by Michael Blodgett (History Department, California State University Channel Islands)
Published on H-HRE (March, 2008)

Policy, Administration, and Empire

Author: 
Erin L. Jordan
Reviewer: 
Katrin E. Sjursen

Sjursen on Jordan, 'Women, Power, and Religious Patronage in the Middle Ages'


Erin L. Jordan. Women, Power, and Religious Patronage in the Middle Ages. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. viii + 193 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4039-6656-8.

Reviewed by Katrin E. Sjursen (Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara)
Published on H-HRE (February, 2008)

Complexifying Women and Power

Author: 
Moshe Sluhovsky
Reviewer: 
Marc R. Forster

Forster on Sluhovsky, 'Believe Not Every Spirit: Possession, Mysticism, and Discernment in Early Modern Catholicism'


Moshe Sluhovsky. Believe Not Every Spirit: Possession, Mysticism, and Discernment in Early Modern Catholicism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. 384 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-76282-1.

Reviewed by Marc R. Forster (Department of History, Connecticut College)
Published on H-HRE (February, 2008)

Spiritualism and Possession

Author: 
Noel Malcolm
Reviewer: 
Paul Sonnino

Sonnino on Malcolm, 'Reason of State, Propaganda, and the Thirty Years' War: An Unknown Translation by Thomas Hobbes'


Noel Malcolm. Reason of State, Propaganda, and the Thirty Years' War: An Unknown Translation by Thomas Hobbes. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2007. x + 227 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-921593-5.

Reviewed by Paul Sonnino (Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara)
Published on H-HRE (January, 2008)

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: 
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: 
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)

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)

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