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The Saint and the Chopped-Up Baby
The Cult of Vincent Ferrer in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Laura Ackerman Smoller
Vincent Ferrer was revered as a living saint during his lifetime, receiving papal canonization within fifty years of his death. In this book, Laura Ackerman Smoller recounts the fascinating story of how Vincent became the subject of widespread devotion.



Erotic Exchanges
The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris
Nina Kushner
Nina Kushner reveals the complex world of elite prostitution in eighteenth-century Paris by focusing on the professional mistresses who dominated it. Kushner’s primary sources include thousands of folio pages of dossiers and other documents generated by the Paris police.



The Sanctity of Louis IX
Early Lives of Saint Louis by Geoffrey of Beaulieu and William of Chartres
The first English translations of two of the earliest accounts of Louis IX’s life, along with helpful biographical, historical, documentary, and critical materials.



Blood Ties
Religion, Violence and the Politics of Nationhood in Ottoman Macedonia, 1878–1908
Ipek K. Yosmaoglu
Blood Ties explains the origins of the shift from sporadic to systemic and pervasive violence through a social history of the "Macedonian Question."



Holding the Shop Together
German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era
Stephen J. Silvia
Stephen J. Silvia examines the oscillations of the German economy across the entire postwar period through one of its most important components: the industrial relations system.



In the Museum of Man
Race, Anthropology, and Empire in France, 1850–1950
Alice L. Conklin
This book offers new insight into the thorny relationship between science, society, and empire at the high-water mark of French imperialism and European racism.



Francis of Assisi
The Life
Augustine Thompson, O.P.
An elegant, concise, and accessible biography of one of Catholicism's most beloved saints.



Revolution with a Human Face
Politics, Culture, and Community in Czechoslovakia, 1989–1992
James Krapfl
In this social and cultural history of Czechoslovakia's "gentle revolution," James Krapfl shifts the focus away from elites to ordinary citizens who endeavored to establish a new, democratic political culture.



Regionalism and Modernity
Architecture in Western Europe 1914–1940
In this book, internationally-renowned researchers investigate the complex and shifting relation between regionalism and modernity in the architecture of Western Europe between the two World Wars.



Unfinished Utopia
Nowa Huta, Stalinism, and Polish Society, 1949–56
Katherine Lebow
A social and cultural history of Nowa Huta, adjacent to the historic city of Krakow and dubbed Poland's "first socialist city" by Communist propaganda of the 1950s.



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