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The Rise and Fall of the Miraculous Welfare Machine
Immigration and Social Democracy in Twentieth-Century Sweden
Carly Elizabeth Schall
In this book Carly Elizabeth Schall acknowledges the important role of ethnic homogeneity in Sweden's thriving welfare state, but she argues that it mattered primarily because political elites—especially social democrats—made it matter.

The Return of the Dead in the Middle Ages
Nancy Mandeville Caciola
In Afterlives, Nancy Mandeville Caciola explores this extraordinary phenomenon of the living's relation­ship with the dead in Europe during the five hundred years after the year 1000.

Before the Gregorian Reform
The Latin Church at the Turn of the First Millennium
John Howe
Before the Gregorian Reform challenges us to rethink the history of the Church and its place in the broader narrative of European history. Compellingly written and generously illustrated, it is a book for all medievalists as well as general readers interested in the Middle Ages and Church history.

The Talents of Jacopo da Varagine
A Genoese Mind in Medieval Europe
Steven A. Epstein
In Epstein's sure hands, Jacopo emerges as one of the most active and talented minds of his day. Indeed, Epstein argues that one needs to read all of Jacopo's books, in a Genoese context, in order to understand the original scope of his thinking, which greatly influenced the ways generations of people across Europe experienced their Christianity.

Form as Revolt
Carl Einstein and the Ground of Modern Art
Sebastian Zeidler
The German writer and art critic Carl Einstein (1885–1940) has long been acknowledged as an important figure in the history of modern art, and yet he is often sidelined as an enigma. In Form as Revolt Sebastian Zeidler recovers Einstein's multifaceted career, offering the first comprehensive intellectual biography of Einstein in English.

Certain Sainthood
Canonization and the Origins of Papal Infallibility in the Medieval Church
Donald S. Prudlo
Certain Sainthood draws on the insights of a new generation of scholarship that integrates both lived religion and intellectual history into the study of theology and canon law.

The Devil's Chain
Prostitution and Social Control in Partitioned Poland
Keely Stauter-Halsted
The Devil's Chain is the first book to examine the world of commercial sex throughout the partitioned Polish territories, uncovering a previously hidden conversation about sexuality, gender propriety, and social class.

Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet
Hagiography and the Problem of Islam in Medieval Europe
Scott G. Bruce
Compellingly written, Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet provides us with an unparalleled opportunity to examine Christian perceptions of Islam in the Crusading era.

Vico's "New Science"
A Philosophical Commentary
Donald Phillip Verene
Written by the noted Vico scholar Donald Phillip Verene, this commentary can be read as an introduction to Vico's thought or it can be employed as a guide to the comprehension of specific sections of the New Science.

The Paradox of Ukrainian Lviv
A Borderland City between Stalinists, Nazis, and Nationalists
Tarik Cyril Amar
In The Paradox of Ukrainian Lviv, Tarik Cyril Amar reveals the local and transnational forces behind the twentieth-century transformation of one of East Central Europe's most important multiethnic borderland cities into a Soviet and Ukrainian urban center.

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