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ambiguities of medieval “memoria”, The

ambiguities of medieval “memoria”, The Wallis, Faith These four books are all by medievalists, and all are explicitly or implicitly about memory. Each in its own way is a valuable and scholarly study. Yet as each one states its particular case, one becomes increasingly aware of awkward gaps in their collective conversation, even dialogues of […]

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LBJ, Vietnam, and the 1968 Election, The

Deadly Bet: LBJ, Vietnam, and the 1968 Election, The Johns, Andrew L The Deadly Bet: LBJ, Vietnam, and the 1968 Election, by Walter LaFeber. Vietnam, America in the War Years series. Lanham, Maryland, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2005. x, 217 pp. $24.95 US (cloth), $17.95 US (paper). More than three decades since the fall […]

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Genius of Alexander the Great, The

Genius of Alexander the Great, The Daniel J Geagan The Genius of Alexander the Great, by N.G.L. Hammond. Chapel Hill, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press, 1997. xiv, 220 pp. $46.95 U.S. Alexander III of Macedon became an object of fascination in myth, literature, and history almost from the day of his death. In […]

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Communist experiments in Hussite Bohemia

“Neither mine nor thine”: Communist experiments in Hussite Bohemia Thomas A Fudge “NEITHER MINE NOR THINE”: COMMUNIST EXPERIMENTS IN HUSSITE BOHEMIA* “Henceforth, at Hradiste and Tabor there is nothing which is mine or thine. Rather, all things in the community shall be held in common for all time and no one is permitted to hold […]

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Civil War need not have happened: ‘The king’s word’, The

Civil War need not have happened: ‘The king’s word’, The Tony Nuspl The Double Crown: A History of the Modern British Isles, 1603-1707, by David L. Smith. Malden, Massachusetts, Blackwell, 1998. xvii, 430 pp. $64.95 U.S. (cloth), $29.95 U.S. (paper). Charles I, by Michael B. Young. New York, St. Martin’s Press, 1997. vii, 223 pp. […]

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A.J.P. Taylor and The Origins of the Second World War

“Goak here”: A.J.P. Taylor and The Origins of the Second World War Hett, Benjamin Carter “GOAK HERE”: A.J.P. TAYOR AND THE ORIGINS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR1 Alan John Percivale Taylor could never resist a dig. In the introduction to the second edition of The Origins of the Second World War he wrote that he […]

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Rural Conflict and Agrarian Reform in Guatemala, 1944-1954 by Jim Handy

Latin America and Caribbean — Revolution in the Countryside: Rural Conflict and Agrarian Reform in Guatemala, 1944-1954 by Jim Handy Dosal, Paul J Revolution in the Countryside: Rural Conflict and Agrarian Reform in Guatemala, 1944-54, by Jim Handy. Chapel Hill, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press, 1994. xii, 272 pp. Whereas most works on […]

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Indian Critiques of Gandhi

Indian Critiques of Gandhi Jesse S. Palsetia Indian Critiques of Gandhi, edited by Harold Coward. SUNY Series in Religious Studies. Albany, State University of New York Press, 2003. v, 287 pp. $97.52 US (cloth), $29.95 US (paper). The life and career of M.K. Gandhi provides the source for innumerable biographies and articles by a wide […]

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Leisure and Recreation in Colonial New England

Puritans at Play: Leisure and Recreation in Colonial New England Robert A Gross Puritans at Play: Leisure and Recreation in Colonial New England, by Bruce C. Daniels. New York, St. Martin’s Press, 1995. xiv, 271 pp. $23.95 U.S. “SPM [single Puritan male], freeman, 28, half-way member of church, seeks virtuous SPF, early 20s, for fruitful […]

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Asia and the Pacific –

Asia and the Pacific — The New Cambridge History of India: The Mughal Empire by John F. Richards Wagle, N K The New Cambridge History of India: The Mughal Empire, by John F. Richards. New York, Cambridge University Press, 1993. xvi, 320 pp. $44.95 U.S. In twelve chapters of his book, The Mughal Empire, John […]