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History of Diplomatic Immunity, The

History of Diplomatic Immunity, The Keith Neilson The History of Diplomatic Immunity, by Linda S. Frey and Marsha L. Frey. Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State University Press, 1999. xiii, 727 pp. $80.00 U.S. Since the beginning of recorded civilization, most societies have extended a certain amount of courtesy to emissaries from other groups. The reasons for […]

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Architecture in the Age of Stalin: Culture Two

Architecture in the Age of Stalin: Culture Two Palmer, Scott W Architecture in the Age of Stalin: Culture Two, by Vladimir Papernyi. Translated by John Hill and Roann Barris. Cambridge Studies in New Art History and Criticism. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2002. xxviii, 371 pp. $95.00 US (cloth). As a history of Soviet architecture during […]

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Internal security in wartime Japan (1937-45) and the creation of internal insecurity

Internal security in wartime Japan (1937-45) and the creation of internal insecurity Matsumura, Janice It is a well-known fact that a peace movement led by some prominent Japanese from 1942 to 1945 was inspired by fears that continuing the war could result in a revolution.’ Concerns that the Pacific War’ was working to the advantage […]

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Republican Writing of the English Revolution

Commonwealth Principles: Republican Writing of the English Revolution Wigelsworth, Jeffrey R Commonwealth Principles: Republican Writing of the English Revolution, by Jonathan Scott. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2004. xii, 402 pp. $75.00 US (cloth). Jonathan Scott is still wrapping up the loose ends of his dissertation and the field of British history is richer for it. […]

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German-Jewish History in Modern Times. Volume 1: Tradition and Enlightment, 1600-1780

German-Jewish History in Modern Times. Volume 1: Tradition and Enlightment, 1600-1780 Gershon David Hundert German-Jewish History in Modern Times, edited by Michael A. Meyer. Volume 1: Tradition and Enlightenment, 1600-1780, by Mordechai Breuer and Michael Graetz, translated by William Templer. New York, Columbia University Press, 1996. xiii, 435 pp. $50.00 U.S. The first of a […]

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The Case of One Chinese Province, The

Origins of the Great Leap Forward: The Case of One Chinese Province, The Goldman, Rene The Great Leap Forward of 1958-60, like the equally misnamed Cultural Revolution of 1966-69, was a catastrophe of devastating proportions inflicted by Mao Zedong on the Chinese nation. Estimates of the numbers of victims of the man-made famine which followed […]

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Gender and Industry in Stalin’s Russia

Women at the Gates: Gender and Industry in Stalin’s Russia Popoff, Alexandra Women at the Gates: Gender and Industry in Stalin’s Russia, by Wendy Z. Goldman. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2002. xvi, 298 pp. $65.00 US (cloth), $23.99 US (paper). Though labour historians have written about Soviet industrialization, few focused on women’s experiences specifically. Women […]

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Daily Life in 18th-Century England

Daily Life in 18th-Century England Donna T Andrew Daily Life in 18th-Century England, by Kirsten Olsen. Westport, Connecticut, Greenwood Press, 1999. xiv, 416 pp. $45.00 U.S. (cloth). Kirsten Olsen’s book is an overview of eighteenth-century England. Though it considers politics in Chapter One, the great bulk of the book deals with the quotidian, the mundane. […]

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Enlightened nationalism in the early Revolution: The nation in the language of the Societe de 1789

Enlightened nationalism in the early Revolution: The nation in the language of the Societe de 1789 Olsen, Mark The Societe de 1789 was established in April 1790 by Condorcet and Sieyes to promote enlightened political ideals and the principles of constitutional monarc hy. The club failed to have a significant impact on the course of […]

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Sadat, Kissinger, Carter, Begin, and the Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace

Heroic Diplomacy: Sadat, Kissinger, Carter, Begin, and the Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace Efraim Karsh Heroic Diplomacy: Sadat, Kissinger, Carter, Begin, and the Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, by Kenneth W. Stein. New York, Routledge, 1999. ix, 324 pp. $80.00 U.S. (cloth), $26.95 U.S. (paper). Anyone interested in getting a better grasp of the origins of the […]