The Historian

Founded in 1938, The Historian has one of the largest circulations of any scholarly journal in the US or Britain with over 13,000 paid subscribers, both individual and institutional. The Historian seeks to publish only the finest of contemporary and relevant historical scholarship. It is the commitment of The Historian to serve as an integrator for the historical profession, bringing together the many strands of historical analysis through the publication of a diverse collection of articles. The Historian is also committed to promoting a comprehensive understanding of current historiographical debates and the most recent scholarship on contemporary historical concerns. In addition to its renown for the publication of original articles, The Historian is also noted for its extensive book review section. Running at an average of 100 pages per issue, and reflecting the general scope of the journal, this section covers a broad array of recently published scholarly monographs affording the reader an up to date survey of all fields of historical study. As part of its commitment to diversity and scholarship, The Historian encourages submissions from all levels of the historical profession and from all regional, temporal and thematic fields of history.

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Volume 79 (2)

The Hero of Italy: Odoardo Farnese, Duke of Parma, his Soldiers, and his Subjects in the Thirty Years’ War. By Gregory Hanlon. (Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2014. Pp. xiii, 241. $99.00.)
Toby Osborne, vol. 79 (2): 386-388
Yanks in the RAF: The Story of Maverick Pilots and American Volunteers Who Joined Britain's Fight in World War II. By David Alan Johnson. (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2015. Pp. xvi, 281. $25.00.)
John R. Breihan, vol. 79 (2): 388-389
From England to France: Felony and Exile in the High Middle Ages. By William Chester Jordan. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2015. Pp. x, 223. $39.50.)
Emily Zack Tabuteau, vol. 79 (2): 389-390
Voyaging in Strange Seas: The Great Revolution in Science. By David Knight. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2014. Pp. 329. $35.00.)
James E. McClellan, vol. 79 (2): 390-392
The Sea Mark: Captain John Smith's Voyage to New England. By Russell M. Lawson. (Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England, 2015. Pp. xviii, 228. $29.95.)
Simon Finger, vol. 79 (2): 392-393
Syphilis: Medicine, Metaphor, and Religious Conflict in Early Modern France. By Deborah N. Losse. (Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 2015. Pp. 172. $51.95.)
Yuri Kondratiev, vol. 79 (2): 393-394
Female SS Guards and Workaday Violence: The Majdanek Concentration Camp, 1942–1944. By Elissa Mailänder. Translated by Patricia Szobar. (East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 2015. Pp. xviii, 405. $49.95.)
Kim Wünschmann, vol. 79 (2): 394-396
Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune. By John Merriman. (New York, NY: Basic Books, 2014. Pp. xxvi, 327. $29.99.)
Julius R. Ruff, vol. 79 (2): 396-397
The Baltimore Sabotage Cell: German Agents, American Traitors and the U-Boat Deutschland during World War I. By Dwight R. Messimer. (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2015. Pp. xi, 254. $35.95.)
Angus K. Ross, vol. 79 (2): 397-398
Sex, Money & Personal Character in Eighteenth-Century British Politics. By Marilyn Morris. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2015. Pp. xiii, 257. $85.00.)
James J. Sack, vol. 79 (2): 398-400
Moroni and the Swastika: Mormons in Nazi Germany. By David Conley Nelson. (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2015. Pp. xvi, 416. $29.95.)
Nathaniel Wiewora, vol. 79 (2): 400-401
Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom. By Mary P. Nichols. (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2015. Pp. vii, 196. $49.95.)
Donald Lateiner, vol. 79 (2): 401-402
The Political Culture of the Sister Republics, 1794–1806: France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Italy. Edited by Joris Oddens, Mart Rutjes, and Erik Jacobs. (Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Amsterdam University Press, 2015. Pp. 322. $99.00.)
Jonathan Sperber, vol. 79 (2): 403-404
Sacred Plunder: Venice and the Aftermath of the Fourth Crusade. By David M. Perry. (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2015. Pp. xiv, 233. $69.95.)
David D'Andrea, vol. 79 (2): 404-405
Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing. By Laura J. Snyder. (New York, NY: W. W. Norton, 2015. Pp. xiv, 432. $27.95.)
Valerie Hedquist, vol. 79 (2): 405-407
The Law in Nazi Germany: Ideology, Opportunism, and the Perversion of Justice. Edited by Alan E. Steinweis and Robert D. Rachlin. (New York, NY: Berghahn Books, 2013. Pp. 258. $85.00.)
Michael Stolleis, vol. 79 (2): 407-408
Competing Visions of Empire: Labor, Slavery, and the Origins of the British Atlantic Empire. By Abigail L. Swingen. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2015. Pp. xv, 271. $85.00.)
Kurt Gingrich, vol. 79 (2): 408-409
Animal Companions: Pets and Social Change in Eighteenth-Century Britain. By Ingrid H. Tague. (University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2015. Pp. 320. $69.95.)
Philip Howell, vol. 79 (2): 410-411
The Day Commodus Killed a Rhino: Understanding the Roman Games. By Jerry Toner. (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. Pp. 144. $49.95.)
Chris Epplett, vol. 79 (2): 411-412
The Congress of Vienna: Power and Politics after Napoleon. By Brian E. Vick. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014. Pp. 436. $45.00.)
Karin Schneider, vol. 79 (2): 412-413