Reviews

Author: 
Shana Elizabeth Minkin
Reviewer: 
Christopher S. Rose

Rose on Minkin, 'Imperial Bodies: Empire and Death in Alexandria, Egypt'

Shana Elizabeth Minkin. Imperial Bodies: Empire and Death in Alexandria, Egypt. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2019. xiii + 199 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5036-0892-4.

Reviewed by Christopher S. Rose (University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Empire (June, 2020) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed (Elizabeth City State University)

Author: 
Tom Shachtman
Reviewer: 
G. Patrick O'Brien

O'Brien on Shachtman, 'The Founding Fortunes: How the Wealthy Paid for and Profited from America's Revolution'

Tom Shachtman. The Founding Fortunes: How the Wealthy Paid for and Profited from America's Revolution. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2020. 352 pp. $29.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-250-16476-6

Reviewed by G. Patrick O'Brien (Ave Maria University) Published on H-Empire (June, 2020) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

Author: 
Robert McGreevey, Christopher T. Fisher, Alan Dawley
Reviewer: 
Jingbin Wang

Wang on McGreevey and Fisher and Dawley, 'Global America: The United States in the Twentieth Century'

Robert McGreevey, Christopher T. Fisher, Alan Dawley. Global America: The United States in the Twentieth Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. xxxii + 446 pp. $44.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-027990-5

Reviewed by Jingbin Wang (Elizabeth City State University) Published on H-Empire (May, 2020) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed (Elizabeth City State University)

Author: 
Ron Harris
Reviewer: 
Sumit Guha

Guha on Harris, 'Going the Distance: Eurasian Trade and the Rise of the Business Corporation, 1400-1700'

Ron Harris. Going the Distance: Eurasian Trade and the Rise of the Business Corporation, 1400-1700. The Princeton Economic History of the Western World Series. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2020. 488 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-15077-2

Author: 
Durba Mitra
Reviewer: 
Tamala Malerk

Malerk on Mitra, 'Indian Sex Life: Sexuality and the Colonial Origins of Modern Social Thought'

Durba Mitra. Indian Sex Life: Sexuality and the Colonial Origins of Modern Social Thought. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2020. 296 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-19634-3; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-19635-0.

Reviewed by Tamala Malerk (University of South Florida) Published on H-Empire (May, 2020) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed (Elizabeth City State University)

Author: 
Ola Hnatiuk
Reviewer: 
John Vsetecka

Vsetecka on Hnatiuk, 'Courage and Fear'

Ola Hnatiuk. Courage and Fear. Trans. Ewa Siwak. Ukrainian Studies Series. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2020. xvii + 534 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-64469-251-6

Reviewed by John Vsetecka (Michigan State University) Published on H-Empire (April, 2020) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

Author: 
Adrian Brisku
Reviewer: 
Orel Beilinson

Beilinson on Brisku, 'Political Reform in the Ottoman and Russian Empires: A Comparative Approach'

Adrian Brisku. Political Reform in the Ottoman and Russian Empires: A Comparative Approach. Europe’s Legacy in the Modern World Series. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017. 272 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4742-3856-4.

Reviewed by Orel Beilinson (Yale University) Published on H-Empire (April, 2020) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

Author: 
Michael Hope
Reviewer: 
Wonhee Cho

Cho on Hope, 'Power, Politics, and Tradition in the Mongol Empire and the Īlkhānate of Iran'

Michael Hope. Power, Politics, and Tradition in the Mongol Empire and the Īlkhānate of Iran. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Illustrations. 272 pp. $94.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-876859-3.

Reviewed by Wonhee Cho (The Academy of Korean Studies) Published on H-Empire (March, 2020) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

Author: 
Sarah Steinbock-Pratt
Reviewer: 
Hilary N. Green

Green on Steinbock-Pratt, 'Educating the Empire: American Teachers and Contested Colonization in the Philippines'

Sarah Steinbock-Pratt. Educating the Empire: American Teachers and Contested Colonization in the Philippines. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 390 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-47312-5.

Reviewed by Hilary N. Green (University of Alabama) Published on H-Empire (February, 2020) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed (Elizabeth City State University)

Author: 
Leela Gandhi
Reviewer: 
Amanda Lagji

Lagji on Gandhi, 'Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction: Second Edition'

Leela Gandhi. Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction: Second Edition. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019. xv + 275 pp. $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-17839-6.

Reviewed by Amanda Lagji (Pitzer College) Published on H-Empire (November, 2019) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

Author: 
Laura M. Zucconi
Reviewer: 
Tara Sewell-Lasater

Sewell-Lasater on Zucconi, 'Ancient Medicine: From Mesopotamia to Rome'

Laura M. Zucconi. Ancient Medicine: From Mesopotamia to Rome. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2019. 400 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8028-6983-8.

Reviewed by Tara Sewell-Lasater (University of Houston) Published on H-Empire (October, 2019) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

Author: 
Victor Taki
Reviewer: 
Sean Pollock

Pollock on Taki, 'Tsar and Sultan: Russian Encounters with the Ottoman Empire'

Victor Taki. Tsar and Sultan: Russian Encounters with the Ottoman Empire. London: I.B.Tauris, 2016. 320 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78453-184-3.

Reviewed by Sean Pollock (Wright State University) Published on H-Empire (October, 2019) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

Author: 
G. W. Bowersock
Reviewer: 
Timothy J. Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald on Bowersock, 'The Crucible of Islam'

G. W. Bowersock. The Crucible of Islam. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017. 240 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-05776-0.

Reviewed by Timothy J. Fitzgerald (James Madison University) Published on H-Empire (June, 2019) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

Author: 
Sumita Mukherjee
Reviewer: 
Tracey Rizzo

Rizzo on Mukherjee, 'Indian Suffragettes: Female Identities and Transnational Networks'

Sumita Mukherjee. Indian Suffragettes: Female Identities and Transnational Networks. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. xvi + 292 pages. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-948421-8.

Reviewed by Tracey Rizzo (UNC Asheville) Published on H-Empire (March, 2019) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed (Elizabeth City State University)

Author: 
Kelly O'Neill
Reviewer: 
James White

White on O'Neill, 'Claiming Crimea: A History of Catherine the Great's Southern Empire'

Kelly O'Neill. Claiming Crimea: A History of Catherine the Great's Southern Empire. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017. 384 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-21829-9.

Reviewed by James White (Ural Federal University) Published on H-Empire (January, 2019) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

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