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Unsettling Colonialism
Unsettling Colonialism (October 2019)
Gender and Race in the Nineteenth-Century Global Hispanic World
N. Michelle Murray - Editor
Akiko Tsuchiya - Editor

An interdisciplinary analysis of gender, race, empire, and colonialism in fin-de-siècle Spanish literature and culture across the global Hispanic world.

Unsettling Colonialism illuminates the interplay of race and gender in a range of fin-de-siècle Spanish narratives of empire and colonialism, including literary fictions, travel narratives, political treatises, medical discourse, and the visual art...(Read More)
 
 
Power and Progress
Power and Progress (September 2019)
Joseph Ibn Kaspi and the Meaning of History
Alexander Green - Author

Study of a fascinating medieval Jewish philosopher, focusing on his twin conceptions of history.

The philosopher and biblical commentator Joseph Ibn Kaspi (1280–1345) was a provocative Jewish thinker of the medieval era whose works have generally been overlooked by modern scholars. Power and Progress is the first book in English to focus on a central aspect of his work: Ibn Kaspi’s philosophy of history. Alex...(Read More)
 
 
Cub Reporters
Cub Reporters (August 2019)
American Children's Literature and Journalism in the Golden Age
Paige Gray - Author

Investigates how depictions of young people in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century America use artifice to destabilize pre-existing narratives of truth, news, and fact.

Cub Reporters considers the intersections between children’s literature and journalism in the United States during the period between the Civil War and World War I. American children’s literature of this time, including works from suc...(Read More)
 
 
Fiction as History
Fiction as History (August 2019)
The Novel and the City in Modern North India
Vasudha Dalmia - Author

Explains the Hindi novel’s role in anticipating and creating the story of middle-class modernity and modernization in North India.

Vasudha Dalmia offers a panoramic view of the intellectual and cultural life of North India over a century, from the aftermath of the 1857 uprising to the end of the Nehruvian era. The North’s historical cities, rooted in an Indo-Persianate culture, began changing more slowly than the Pre...(Read More)
 
 
Everything Worthy of Observation
Everything Worthy of Observation (July 2019)
The 1826 New York State Travel Journal of Alexander Stewart Scott
Paul G. Schneider Jr. - Editor

Offers a firsthand account into early-nineteenth-century New York State and Lower Canada during a time of enormous growth and change.

In the pre-dawn of August 2, 1826, Alexander Stewart Scott stepped aboard the steamboat Chambly in Quebec City, Canada. He was beginning a journey that not only took him across New York State but also ultimately changed his view of America and her people. A keen observer, the twenty-one-year...(Read More)
 
 
An Archive of the Catastrophe
An Archive of the Catastrophe (June 2019)
The Unused Footage of Claude Lanzmann's Shoah
Jennifer Cazenave - Author

Comprehensive analysis of 220 hours of outtakes that impels us to reexamine our assumptions about a crucial Holocaust documentary.

Claude Lanzmann’s 1985 magnum opus, Shoah, is a canonical documentary on the Holocaust—and in film history. Over the course of twelve years, Lanzmann gathered 230 hours of location filming and interviews with survivors, witnesses, and perpetrators, which he condensed into a 9½...(Read More)
 
 
Mediaevalia - Annual
Mediaevalia - Annual (May 2019)
An Interdisciplinary Journal of Medieval Studies Worldwide
Olivia Holmes - Editor

Winner of the 2012 Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement, presented by The Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

An annual journal on all aspects of medieval and early Renaissance culture to 1500.

One of the first multidisciplinary journals in North America, Mediaevalia was founded in 1975 and continues to provide a forum for innovative scholarship across a variety of fields in the Middle Age...(Read More)
 
 
Inside North Korea’s Theocracy
Inside North Korea’s Theocracy (May 2019)
The Rise and Sudden Fall of Jang Song-thaek
Ra Jong-yil - Author
Jinna Park - Translator

Offers biographical accounts of several of North Korea’s leaders to illuminate the inner workings of its government.

First published in Korean in 2016, Inside North Korea’s Theocracy offers a fascinating and rare look at the lives of several of the regime’s key leaders. Its primary focus is Jang Song-thaek, a talented and reform-minded member of the political ruling class who was executed in 2013. J...(Read More)
 
 
Literate Community in Early Imperial China
Literate Community in Early Imperial China (May 2019)
The Northwestern Frontier in Han Times
Charles Sanft - Author

Through an examination of archaeologically recovered texts from China’s northwestern border regions, argues for widespread interaction with texts in the Han period.

This book examines ancient written materials from China’s northwestern border regions to offer fresh insights into the role of text in shaping society and culture during the Han period (206/2 BCE–220 CE). Left behind by military installations, these...(Read More)
 
 
Mediaevalia Volume #40
Mediaevalia Volume #40, (05/2019)
Olivia Holmes - Editor

 
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