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Shaken Authority
China's Communist Party and the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake
Christian P. Sorace
In Shaken Authority, Christian P. Sorace examines the political mechanisms at work in the aftermath of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and the broader ideological energies that drove them. Sorace takes Communist Party ideas and discourse as central to how that organization formulates policies, defines legitimacy, and exerts its...



History and Its Objects
Antiquarianism and Material Culture since 1500
Peter N. Miller
In History and Its Objects, Peter N. Miller uncovers the forgotten origins of our fascination with exploring the past through its artifacts by highlighting the role of antiquarianism in grasping the significance of material culture. 



Who Should Rule at Home?
Confronting the Elite in British New York City
Joyce D. Goodfriend
In Who Should Rule at Home? Joyce D. Goodfriend argues that the high-ranking gentlemen who figure so prominently in most accounts of New York City's evolution from 1664 to 1776 were far from invincible and that the degree of cultural power they held has been...



Knowledge and the Ends of Empire
Kazak Intermediaries and Russian Rule on the Steppe, 1731-1917
Ian W. Campbell
In Knowledge and the Ends of Empire, Ian W. Campbell investigates the connections between knowledge production and policy formation on the Kazak steppes of the Russian...



A Minor Apocalypse
Warsaw during the First World War
Robert E. Blobaum, Robert Blobaum
In A Minor Apocalypse, Robert Blobaum explores the social and cultural history of Warsaw's "forgotten war" of 1914–1918. Beginning with the bank panic that accompanied the outbreak of the Great War, Blobaum guides his readers through spy scares, bombardments, mass migratory movements, and the Russian evacuation of...



Violence as a Generative Force
Identity, Nationalism, and Memory in a Balkan Community
Max Bergholz
In Violence as a Generative Force, Max Bergholz tells the story of the sudden and perplexing descent of Kulen Vakuf—a small rural community straddling today's border between northwest Bosnia and Croatia whose multiethnic population had long lived in peace—into extreme intercommunal violence during...



Building the City of Spectacle
Mayor Richard M. Daley and the Remaking of Chicago
Costas Spirou, Dennis R. Judd
Richard M. Daley, Chicago's longest-serving mayor, led a period of economic restructuring after the post–World War II urban crisis by building a vibrant tourist economy. This book focuses on his role in transforming Chicago’s economy and urban...



Native to the Republic
Empire, Social Citizenship, and Everyday Life in Marseille since 1945
Minayo Nasiali
In Native to the Republic, Minayo Nasiali traces the process through which expectations about living standards and decent housing came to be understood as social rights in late twentieth-century...



On Roman Religion
Lived Religion and the Individual in Ancient Rome
Jorg Rupke, Jörg Rüpke
Jorg Rupke, one of the world's leading authorities on Roman religion, demonstrates in his new book that it was a lived religion with individual appropriations evident at the heart of such rituals as praying, dedicating, making vows, and...



Redemption and Revolution
American and Chinese New Women in the Early Twentieth Century
Motoe Sasaki
In the early twentieth century, a good number of college-educated Protestant American women went abroad by taking up missionary careers in teaching, nursing, and medicine. Motoe Sasaki's transnational history of these New Women explores the intersections of gender, modernity, and national identity within the politics of world...



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