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The Internationalists and Their Plan to Outlaw War / eds. Oona A. Hathaway , Scott J. Shapiro

Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Peter Yearwood believes this book fails as a work of history, bound up as it is with a deeply flawed and greatly overstated thesis.

The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine / Lindsey Fitzharris

Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Agnes Arnold-Forster has issues with a commercial and critical success which ignores much of the recent research on late-19th-century science, medicine, and surgery.

Lincoln’s Sense of Humor / Richard Carwardine

Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Graham Peck highly recommends a reminder of how gifted historians stitch together the remnants of a lost past to deepen our understanding of the human condition.

The Protestant Reformation - a review article / Benjamin M. Guyer

Thursday, 14 June, 2018

Benjamin Guyer analyzes three substantive works published to mark the Reformation’s fifth centennial and offers some broad considerations about the state of Reformation scholarship.