Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 2017)

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for the week of June 16 - 22, 2017

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Re: Research Query: Bahya ben Asher quoting a ḥadith?

C. D. Chavel, the editor of the Mossad haRav Kook edition of the commentary, is uncertain about the source and refers to Davidson "Otzar HaMeshalim v'ha-Pitgamim", p. 85 #1330. There are several similar sources listed there, including the very one from Rabbenu Bahya. The first source listed is from Musarei haPhilosofim by Hanin ibn As-haq (Iraq, 808-873 or 877 CE), translated to Hebrew by Yehuda Alharizi (12th-13th cent).

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
Erik Butler
Reviewer: 
Svitlana Krys

Krys on Butler, 'Metamorphoses of the Vampire in Literature and Film: Cultural Transformations in Europe, 1732-1933'


Erik Butler. Metamorphoses of the Vampire in Literature and Film: Cultural Transformations in Europe, 1732-1933. Rochester: Camden House, 2010. ix + 225 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57113-432-5.

Reviewed by Svitlana Krys (MacEwan University)
Published on H-Russia (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha

Author: 
Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels
Reviewer: 
John W. McKerley

McKerley on Marx and Engels, 'The Civil War in the United States'


Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels. The Civil War in the United States. Edited by Andrew Zimmerman. New York: International Publishers, 2016. 254 pp. $14.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7178-0753-6.

Reviewed by John W. McKerley (University of Iowa Labor Center)
Published on H-TGS (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Alison C. Efford

Author: 
Joseph C. Miller, ed.
Reviewer: 
Erica Johnson

Johnson on Miller, 'The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History'


Joseph C. Miller, ed. The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015. Illustrations, maps. 568 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-14853-3.

Reviewed by Erica Johnson (Gordon State College)
Published on H-Teach (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Camarin M. Porter

Author: 
G. M. Hamburg
Reviewer: 
Orel Beilinson

Beilinson on Hamburg, 'Russia's Path toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801'


G. M. Hamburg. Russia's Path toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 912 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-11313-6.

Reviewed by Orel Beilinson (Harari College)
Published on H-Teach (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Camarin M. Porter

Author: 
Tanja Reiffenrath
Reviewer: 
Travis Chi Wing Lau

Lau on Reiffenrath, 'Memoirs of Well-Being: Rewriting Discourses of Illness and Disability'


Tanja Reiffenrath. Memoirs of Well-Being: Rewriting Discourses of Illness and Disability. Body Cultures Series. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2016. 321 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-8376-3546-1.

Reviewed by Travis Chi Wing Lau (University of Pennsylvania)
Published on H-Disability (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Jane Hamlett, Lesley Hoskins, Rebecca Preston, eds.
Reviewer: 
Dee Hoole

Hoole on Hamlett and Hoskins and Preston, 'Residential Institutions in Britain, 1725-1970'


Jane Hamlett, Lesley Hoskins, Rebecca Preston, eds. Residential Institutions in Britain, 1725-1970. Perspectives in Economic and Social History Series. New York: Routledge Press, 2013. 256 pp. $153.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84893-366-8.

Reviewed by Dee Hoole (University of Aberdeen)
Published on H-Disability (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Edward Paulino
Reviewer: 
Christina Davidson

Davidson on Paulino, 'Dividing Hispaniola: The Dominican Republic’s Border Campaign against Haiti, 1930-1961'


Edward Paulino. Dividing Hispaniola: The Dominican Republic’s Border Campaign against Haiti, 1930-1961. Pitt Latin American Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016. 304 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-6379-0.

Reviewed by Christina Davidson (Duke University)
Published on H-Haiti (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Grégory Pierrot

Author: 
Vicken Cheterian
Reviewer: 
Yasar T. Cora

Cora on Cheterian, 'Open Wounds: Armenians, Turks, and a Century of Genocide'


Vicken Cheterian. Open Wounds: Armenians, Turks, and a Century of Genocide. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. xii + 393 pp. Images. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84904-458-5.

Reviewed by Yasar T. Cora (University of Michigan)
Published on H-Nationalism (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Cristian Cercel

Author: 
V. P. Nalivkin, Mari͡a Vladimirovna Nalivkina
Reviewer: 
Julie Billaud

Billaud on Nalivkin and Nalivkina, 'Muslim Women of the Fergana Valley: A 19th-Century Ethnography from Central Asia'


V. P. Nalivkin, Mari͡a Vladimirovna Nalivkina. Muslim Women of the Fergana Valley: A 19th-Century Ethnography from Central Asia. Edited by Marianne Kamp. Translated by Mariana Markova. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016. 231 pp. $32.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-02138-0.

Reviewed by Julie Billaud (University of Sussex)
Published on H-SAE (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Michael B. Munnik

Author: 
Christoph Witzenrath, ed.
Reviewer: 
Hannah Barker

Barker on Witzenrath, 'Eurasian Slavery, Ransom and Abolition in World History'


Christoph Witzenrath, ed. Eurasian Slavery, Ransom and Abolition in World History. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2016. 390 pp. $144.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4724-1058-0.

Reviewed by Hannah Barker (Department of History, Rhodes College)
Published on H-Slavery (May, 2017)
Commissioned by David M. Prior

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