Volume 3 - Number 2 - August 2016

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of April 14 - 20, 2017

New Funding and Job Opportunities

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What's New For Teachers

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Recent Items For Scholars

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
Jameel Hampton
Reviewer: 
Pamela L. Dale

Dale on Hampton, 'Disability and the Welfare State in Britain: Changes in Perception and Policy 1948-1979'


Jameel Hampton. Disability and the Welfare State in Britain: Changes in Perception and Policy 1948-1979. Bristol: Policy Press, 2016. 272 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4473-1642-8.

Reviewed by Pamela L. Dale (University of Exeter)
Published on H-Disability (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Susanne C. Knittel
Reviewer: 
Emmeline Burdett

Burdett on Knittel, 'The Historical Uncanny: Disability, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Holocaust Memory'


Susanne C. Knittel. The Historical Uncanny: Disability, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Holocaust Memory. New York: Fordham University Press, 2015. xii + 350 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-6278-6.

Reviewed by Emmeline Burdett (University College London)
Published on H-Disability (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
William J. Bulman, Robert G. Ingram, eds.
Reviewer: 
Ann Thomson

Thomson on Bulman and Ingram, 'God in the Enlightenment'


William J. Bulman, Robert G. Ingram, eds. God in the Enlightenment. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. xi + 322 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-026708-7.

Reviewed by Ann Thomson (European University Institute)
Published on H-Albion (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth

Author: 
Anthony F. D'Elia
Reviewer: 
Brian J. Maxson

Maxson on D'Elia, 'Pagan Virtue in a Christian World: Sigismondo Malatesta and the Italian Renaissance'


Anthony F. D'Elia. Pagan Virtue in a Christian World: Sigismondo Malatesta and the Italian Renaissance. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016. x + 355 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-08851-1.

Reviewed by Brian J. Maxson (East Tennessee State University)
Published on H-Catholic (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Carolina Armenteros

Author: 
Dieter Grimm
Reviewer: 
Jesse Quinn

Quinn on Grimm, 'Sovereignty: The Origin and Future of a Political and Legal Concept'


Dieter Grimm. Sovereignty: The Origin and Future of a Political and Legal Concept. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. 192 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16424-5; $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-16425-2.

Reviewed by Jesse Quinn (Syracuse University)
Published on H-Citizenship (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Sean H. Wang

Author: 
Yonatan Sagiv
Reviewer: 
Vered Weiss

Weiss on Sagiv, 'Indebted: Capitalism and Religion in the Writings of S. Y. Agnon'


Yonatan Sagiv. Indebted: Capitalism and Religion in the Writings of S. Y. Agnon. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 2016. xx + 220 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4457-7.

Reviewed by Vered Weiss (Sapir College)
Published on H-Judaic (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Andrew Campion
Reviewer: 
Sudha Mahalingam

Mahalingam on Campion, 'Geopolitics of Red Oil: Constructing the China Threat through Energy Security'


Andrew Campion. Geopolitics of Red Oil: Constructing the China Threat through Energy Security. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge Press, 2016. 206 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-95568-4.

Reviewed by Sudha Mahalingam (Member, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, India Retd.)
Published on H-Asia (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

China's Oil

Author: 
Debjani Das
Reviewer: 
Faisal Chaudhry

Chaudhry on Das, 'Houses of Madness: Insanity and Asylums of Bengal in Nineteenth-Century India'


Debjani Das. Houses of Madness: Insanity and Asylums of Bengal in Nineteenth-Century India. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 304 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-945887-5.

Reviewed by Faisal Chaudhry (University of Arizona)
Published on H-Socialisms (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Gary Roth

Madness in Bengal

Author: 
Christian Gerlach
Reviewer: 
Bob Moore

Moore on Gerlach, 'The Extermination of the European Jews'


Christian Gerlach. The Extermination of the European Jews. New Approaches to European History Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 528 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-70689-6; $89.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-88078-7.

Reviewed by Bob Moore (University of Sheffield)
Published on H-Nationalism (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Cristian Cercel

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