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Fashioning Spaces: Mode and Modernity in Late-Nineteenth-Century Paris
Fashioning Spaces: Mode and Modernity in Late-Nineteenth-Century Paris
By Heidi Brevik-Zender

Fashioning Spaces crafts a compelling and innovative account of how fashion was appropriated as a way of writing about the complexities of modernity in fin-de-siècle Paris.

Available Jan 2015
Excavating Nations: Archaeology, Museums, and the German-Danish Borderlands
Excavating Nations: Archaeology, Museums, and the German-Danish Borderlands
By J. Laurence Hare

Excavating Nations traces the history of archaeology and museums in the contested German-Danish borderlands from the emergence of antiquarianism in the early nineteenth-century to German-Danish reconciliation after the Second World War.

Available Dec 2014
Making Yugoslavs: Identity in King Aleksandar's Yugoslavia
Making Yugoslavs: Identity in King Aleksandar's Yugoslavia
By Christian Axboe Nielsen

Christian Axboe Nielsen uses extensive archival research to explain the failure of King Aleksandar’s dictatorship’s program of forced nationalization in the interwar era.

Available Nov 2014
Corporate Character: Representing Imperial Power in British India, 1786-1901
Corporate Character: Representing Imperial Power in British India, 1786-1901
By Eddy Kent

Eddy Kent examines novels, short stories, poems, essays, memoirs, private correspondence, and parliamentary speeches related to the East India Company and the Indian Civil Service to explain the origins of the imperial ethos of “virtuous service.”

Published Oct 2014
Letterbooks of John Evelyn, The
Letterbooks of John Evelyn, The
Edited by Douglas D.C. Chambers and David Galbraith

The Letterbooks of John Evelyn, a collection of more than eight hundred letters selected by Evelyn himself, constitutes an essential new resource for scholars of seventeenth-century England. 

Published Oct 2014
States of Obligation: Taxes and Citizenship in the Russian Empire and Early Soviet Republic
States of Obligation: Taxes and Citizenship in the Russian Empire and Early Soviet Republic
By Yanni Kotsonis

States of Obligation is the first sustained study of the Russian taxation system, the first to study its European and transatlantic context, and the first to expose the essential continuities between the fiscal practices of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union.

Published Sep 2014
Dante's Lyric Poetry: Poems of Youth and of the 'Vita Nuova'
Dante's Lyric Poetry: Poems of Youth and of the 'Vita Nuova'

Edited with a General Introduction and Introductory Essays to the Lyrics by Teodolinda Barolini
Verse translations by Richard Lansing
Commentary translated from Italian by Andrew Frisardi

A wide-ranging and intelligent examination of one of the most important poets in the Western tradition, this book will be of interest to scholars and poetry-lovers alike.

Published Sep 2014
Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1868, Vol. X
Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1868, Vol. X
Edited by Michel Pharand, Ellen L. Hawman, Mary S. Millar, Sandra den Otter, and M.G. Wiebe

The volume contains 648 of Disraeli’s letters, 510 of them never before published and all copiously annotated – often with the other side of the correspondence included.

Published Sep 2014
Doctors of Empire: Medical and Cultural Encounters between Imperial Germany and Meiji Japan
Doctors of Empire: Medical and Cultural Encounters between Imperial Germany and Meiji Japan
By Hoi-eun Kim

In Doctors of Empire, Hoi-eun Kim recounts the story of the almost 1,200 Japanese medical students who rushed to German universities to learn cutting-edge knowledge from the world leaders in medicine, and of the dozen German physicians who were invited to Japan to transform the country’s medical institutions and education.

Published Jul 2014
Reviewing Mario Pratesi: The Critical Press and Its Influence
Reviewing Mario Pratesi: The Critical Press and Its Influence
By Anne Urbancic

An insightful history of book reviewing as a genre and a detailed study of its role in Italian literary culture, Reviewing Mario Pratesi opens up a new area for investigation within Italian literary studies.

Published Jul 2014