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Disruptive Power: Catholic Women, Miracles, and Politics in Germany, 1918-1965
Disruptive Power: Catholic Women, Miracles, and Politics in Germany, 1918-1965
By Michael E. O’Sullivan

Analyzing material from several archives in Germany and the United States, Michael E. O’Sullivan investigates the unsanctioned but very popular visions in several rural towns after World War II, providing micro-histories that illuminate the impact of mystical faith on religiosity, politics, and gender norms.

Available Aug 2018
Marriage and Fatherhood in the Nazi SS
Marriage and Fatherhood in the Nazi SS
By Amy Carney

Marriage and Fatherhood in the Nazi SS, by Amy Carney, is the first work to significantly assess the role of SS men as husbands and fathers. These families contributed to the transformation of the SS into a racially-elite family community that was poised to serve as the new aristocracy of the Third Reich.

Available Jun 2018
The Bedevilment of Elizabeth Lorentz
The Bedevilment of Elizabeth Lorentz
Edited by Peter A. Morton

 The Bedevilment of Elizabeth Lorentz provides excellent insight into the complexities of Protestant attitudes and the circumstances of young women in early modern Europe.

Available Jun 2018
Turkish Guest Workers in Germany: Hidden Lives and Contested Borders, 1960's to 1980's
Turkish Guest Workers in Germany: Hidden Lives and Contested Borders, 1960's to 1980's
By Jennifer A. Miller

Turkish Guest Workers in Germany tells the post-war story of Turkish "guest workers," whom West German employers recruited to fill their depleted ranks.

Available Feb 2018
Minority Report: Mennonite Identities in Imperial Russia and Soviet Ukraine Reconsidered, 17891945
Minority Report: Mennonite Identities in Imperial Russia and Soviet Ukraine Reconsidered, 1789–1945
Edited by Leonard G. Friesen

In Minority Report, Leonard G. Friesen and the volume’s contributors boldly reassess Mennonite history in Imperial Russia and the former Soviet Ukraine.

Available Dec 2017
Crossing Central Europe: Continuities and Transformations, 1900-2000
Crossing Central Europe: Continuities and Transformations, 1900-2000
Edited by Helga Mitterbauer and Carrie Smith-Prei

Crossing Central Europe is a pioneering volume that focuses on the complex networks of transcultural interrelations in Central Europe from 1900 to 2000.

Available Dec 2017
In the Childrens Best Interests: Unaccompanied Children in American-Occupied Germany, 1945-1952
In the Children’s Best Interests: Unaccompanied Children in American-Occupied Germany, 1945-1952
By Lynne Taylor

Taylor’s exploration and insight into the debates around national identity and the privilege of citizenship challenges our understanding of nationality in the postwar period.

Available Dec 2017
Translating Heidegger
Translating Heidegger
By Miles Groth

In Translating Heidegger, Groth points to mistranslations as the root cause of misunderstanding Heidegger. In this unique study, Groth examines the history of the first English translations of Heidegger’s works and reveals the elements of Heidegger’s philosophy of translation.

Published Aug 2017
The Necessity of Music: Variations on a German Theme
The Necessity of Music: Variations on a German Theme
By Celia Applegate

In The Necessity of Music, Celia Applegate explores the many ways that Germans thought about and made music from the eighteenth- to twentieth-centuries.

Published Apr 2017
The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism
The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism
By Alice A. Kuzniar

Alice A. Kuzniar critically examines the alternative medical practice of homeopathy within the Romantic culture in which it arose. In The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism, Kuzniar argues that Hahnemann was a product of his time rather than an iconoclast and visionary.

Published Apr 2017