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Blood Matters: Studies in European Literature and Thought, 1400-1700 / eds. Bonnie Lander Johnson, Eleanor Decamp

Monday, 23 May, 2022

Tim Reinke-Williams reviews a collection of essays examining definitions of blood in late medieval and early modern Western Europe, and contemporary literary references to blood in descriptions of the human condition.

Provincializing Global History: Money, Ideas, and Things in the Languedoc, 1680-1830 / James Livesey

Friday, 6 May, 2022

Janine Lanza reviews a look at deep economic change in the long eighteenth century and 'how modernity came to small, out of the way places'.

Politics and ‘Politiques' in Sixteenth-Century France /

Friday, 1 April, 2022

Tom Hamilton reviews two recent, and complementary books on the intellectual history of sixteenth-century France, which break down 'disciplinary distinctions between the history of literature, philosophy, and politics'.

The Press and the People: Cheap Print and Society in Scotland, 1500-1785 / Adam Fox

Friday, 25 March, 2022

Laura Stewart reviews this first full-length study of cheap print in early modern Scotland, finding that it opens 'rich new seams of material', expanding our 'understanding of Scottish society and culture in the pre-modern age'.