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Wordmongers
Manuscript Culture in the Age of Print and the Case of Nineteenth-Century Iceland
David Olafsson
Taking its title from Marshall William Fishwick's description of "wordmongers" as those whose principal vocation is “speaking and writing words,” this book is a study of manuscript and scribal culture in the age of print.



Making Money in Sixteenth-Century France
Currency, Culture, and the State
Jotham Parsons
Jotham Parsons investigates the creation and circulation of currency in...



Diplomacy's Value
Creating Security in 1920s Europe and the Contemporary Middle East
Brian C. Rathbun
Brian C. Rathbun sets forth a comprehensive theory of diplomacy, based on his understanding that political leaders have distinct diplomatic styles: coercive bargaining, reasoned dialogue, and pragmatic...



Mass Theatre in Inter-War Europe
Flanders and the Netherlands in an International Perspective
In many European countries mass theater was a widespread expression of "community art" that became increasingly popular shortly before World War I. Mass plays in Flanders and the Netherlands had a distinctive character, displaying an ideological heterogeneity not seen elsewhere.



The Devil
A New Biography
Philip C. Almond
Philip C. Almond explores the figure of evil incarnate from the first centuries of the Christian era through to the Enlightenment, when the Devil became marginal to Christian theology and the dominant concerns of the Western intellectual...



Brotherly Love
Freemasonry and Male Friendship in Enlightenment France
Kenneth Loiselle, Kenneth B. Loiselle
Kenneth Loiselle not only examines the place of friendship in eighteenth-century French society and culture but also contributes to the history of emotions and...



Black Vienna
The Radical Right in the Red City, 1918–1938
Janek Wasserman
Janek Wasserman traces intellectual, social, and political developments in the Austrian First Republic while highlighting intellectuals' participation in the growing worldwide conflict between socialism, conservatism, and...



Religious Institutes and Catholic Culture in 19th- and 20th-Century Europe
This volume examines the cultural contribution of religious institutes, men and women religious, and their role in the constitution of Catholic communities of communication in England, Germany, Liechtenstein, the Low Countries, the Nordic countries, and Switzerland.



Singing Bronze
A History of Carillon Music
Luc Rombouts
Singing Bronze opens up the fascinating world of the carillon, telling the great stories of European and American carillon history.



Necessary Luxuries
Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770–1815
Matt Erlin
Matt Erlin considers books and the culture around books during this period, focusing specifically on Germany where literature, and the fine arts in general, were the subject of soul-searching debates over the legitimacy of...



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