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CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

"Historical Media Review" in conjunction with Cambridge University Press will review that publisher's unusual historical titles. In many instances HMR will also run chapter excerpts of current and forthcoming titles. Wherever possible HMR will add background materials to a review with a blue click thru to the source.

REVIEWS


A CONCISE HISTORY OF GERMANY by Mary Fulbrook - Second Edition - 277 pgs.
In the Concise History series, the second edition of German History has been issued. Fulbrook takes her streamlined work to the Unification of Germany and the governing of the Federal Republic of Germany since 1990. This precise work makes for a quick and concise study from the beginning of Germany to its place in the world today. Not much focus has been given to the Romans in Germania, but actually begins with an excellent view of Medieval Germany. In the chapter "The Age of Confessionalism" the reader is introduced to the Peasant Revolt, Thirty Year War, Martin Luther and the Reformation. Fulbrook writes on other revolutions, wars, conflicts, reconstruction and the causes that led to the collapse of the Berlin Wall. This clear and informative volume is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

BOOK Extracts


The New Cambridge Medieval Histories-Vol.V c.1198-c.1300
The Ottoman City Between East & West
CAMBRIDGE FORTHCOMING HISTORICAL TITLES

Next Review: "Irish Opinion And The American Revolution 1760-1783"

In Release
CHRISTIANITY AND REVOLUTIONARY EUROPE c. 1750-1830 by Nigel Aston
CULTURE AND POLITICS IN THE COURTS OF MEDIEVAL INDIA by Daud Ali
THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF NORTH AMERICA: The Clovis Era by Gary Haynes
THE FORMATION OF ISLAM: Religion and Society in the Near East, 600-1800 by Jonathan P. Berkey
FRANCE AND THE GREAT WAR by Leonard V. Smith, Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau & Annette Becker
HERODOTUS: Histories Book IX - Editors Michael A. Flower & John Marincola
THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN FAMILY IN SLAVERY AND EMANCIPATION by Wilma A. Dunaway
THE COURSE OF JAPANESE HISTORY: Internal and External Worlds 1582-1941 by Louis Cullen
JUDAISM AND ENLIGHTENMENT by Adam Sutcliffe
THE RISE OF COMMERCIAL EMPIRES England and the Netherlands in the Age of Mercantilism 1650-1770 by David Ormrod
SLAVERY IN THE AMERICAN MOUNTAIN SOUTH by Wilma A. Dunaway
TAIWAN IN THE 20th CENTURY: A Retrospective View - Editors Richard Louis Edmonds & Steven M. Goldstein
AESTHETICS OF OPERA IN THE ANCIENT REGIME 1647-1785 by Downing A. Thomas
AN ARTIST AGAINST THE THIRD REICH: Ernst Barlach 1933-1938 by Peter Paret
BRITISH ENVOYS TO GERMANY 1816-1866 - Vol. II 1830-1847 - Editors Mark Mosslang, Sabine Freitag & Peter Wends
THE CAMBRIDGE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE WORLD'S ANCIENT LANGUAGES - Editor Roger D. Woodard
THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF SCIENCE Vol. VII The Modern Social Sciences - Editors Theodore M. Porter & Dorothy Ross
DICTATORSHIP, STATE PLANNING & SOCIAL THEORY IN THE GERMAN DEMOCRACTIC REPUBLIC by Peter C. Caldwell
THE DYNAMICS OF CONFLICT IN NORTHERN IRELAND: Power, Conflict and Emancipation (2nd Ed.) by Joseph Ruane & Jennifer Todd
HERACLIUS, EMPEROR OF BYZANTIUM by Walter E. Kaegi
THE HISTORY OF LINGUISTICS IN EUROPE: From Plato to 1600 by Vivien Law
LIFE AFTER DEATH: Approaches to a Culture and Social History of Europe during the 1940s and 1950s - Editors Richard Bessel & Dirk Schumann
THE LION AND THE SPRINGBOK: Britain and South Africa since the Boer War by Ronald Hyam & Peter Henshaw
THE MAKING OF ENGLISH NATIONAL IDENTITY by Krishan Kumar
PATTERNS OF PIETY: Women, Gender and Religion in Late Medieval and Reformation England by Christine Peters
THE RISE OF COMMERCIAL EMPIRES: England and the Netherlands in the Age of Mercantilism 1650-1770 by David Ormrod
UNDERSTANDING EARLY CIVILIZATIONS: A Comparative Study by Bruce G. Trigger


PREVIOUSLY REVIEWED CAMBRIDGE HISTORICAL TITLES
THE CAROLINGIAN ECONOMY by Adriaan Verhulst
THE HEADS OF RELIGIOUS HOUSES: England & Wales, Vol. I: 940-1216 Second Edition Edited by David Knowles, C.N.L. Brooke & Vera M. London: Vol. II: 1216-1377 Edited by David M. Smith & Vera M. London
IMAGINING EARLY MODERN LONDON: Perceptions & Portrayals of the City from Stow to Strype 1598-1720 Edited by J.F. Merritt
THE MAKING OF AMERICAN AUDIENCES: From Stage to TV-1750-1990 by Richard Butsch
MEDIEVAL ECONOMIC THOUGHT by Diana Wood
ORDINARY PRUSSIANS: Brandenburg Junkers and Villagers 1500-1840 by William W. Hagen
ORIGINS OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMY: Communications and Commerce - AD 300-900 by Michael McCormick
REBELLION, COMMUNITY & CUSTOM IN EARLY MODERN GERMANY by Norbert Schindler
REDCOATS: The British Soldier & War in the Americas, 1755-1763 by Stephen Brumwell