New Books: contesting the United Kingdom and the history of sexuality

This month sees the introduction of a selection of texts on Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland, with topics including prominent (often divisive) political figures, rebellions, changing political landscapes and debates on national identity and autonomy. In addition, we’ve acquired materials on the history of sex and sexuality, highlighting discussions on gender identity and shifting social and cultural representations of the human body.

For a full list of recent acquisitions, click on the image below:

 

Dorr, Noel. Sunningdale: the search for peace in Northern Ireland. (2017, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy)

McAllister, Laura. Plaid Cymru: the emergence of a political party. (2001, Bridgend : Seren)

Torrance, David. Whatever happened to Tory Scotland? (2012, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press)

Adams, James E. Dandies and Desert Saints: styles of Victorian masculinity. (1995, London: Ithaca)

Cook, Matt. et al. A Gay History of Britain: love and sex between men since the Middle Ages. (2007, Oxford: Greenwood World)

Feinberg, Leslie. Transgender Warriors: making history from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman (1996, Boston, Massachusetts: Beacon Press)

There are more! Find them here.

 

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Newly received History books: South America, Black Tudors, Samurai, the Atlantic World and more

Another week another selection of books recently added to the HFL collection. This week includes a number of books on South American political history alongside titles on the Samurai and Japan, race in Tudor England, and a history of homosexuality in our capital. Click the image below to be taken to a full list of recently aquired items.

Sader, Emir. – Without fear of being happy : Lula, the Workers Party and Brazil (1991 | London : Verso)

O’Shaughnessy, Hugh. – The priest of Paraguay : Fernando Lugo and the making of a nation (2009 | London : Zed)

Kaufmann, Miranda. – Black Tudors : the untold story (2017 | London : Oneworld)

Ikegami, Eiko. – The taming of the samurai : honorific individualism and the making of modern Japan (1995 | Cambridge, Mass ; London : Harvard University Press)

Egerton, Douglas R – The Atlantic world : a history, 1400-1888 (2007 | Wheeling, Ill. : Harlan Davidson)

Ackroyd, Peter. – Queer city : Gay London from the romans to the present day (2017 | London : Chatto & Windus)

There are more!

Many more new books were received. You can find them all here.

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Newly received History books: German art and war, white slavery, cultural assimilation and an English master.

Below is a small selection of new books that have been added to our collections in the past fortnight, this week’s selection isn’t themed but does include a varied selection of social, cultural and art history.

Potter, Pamela Maxine, Art of suppression : confronting the Nazi past in histories of the visual and performing arts (University of California Press, 2016)

Hales, Petrescu and Weinstein (eds.), Continuity and crisis in German cinema, 1928-1936 (New York : Camden House, 2016)

Merritt, Keri Leigh, Masterless men : poor whites and slavery in the antebellum South (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

Wiese and Wilhelm (eds.) American Jewry : transcending the European experience? (London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017)

Woods, Gregory, Homintern : how gay culture liberated the modern world (Yale University Press, 2016)

Shanes, Eric, Young Mr Turner : the first forty years, 1775-1815 (Yale University Press, 2016)

 

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Newly received History books: Egyptian maths, Medieval Wales, Martin Luther, 19th century Europe, Royal Navy & Cold War

In this week’s batch of new History books, I selected titles relevant for most periods. There are also two much-anticipated books by the two Regius Professors of History from Cambridge and Oxford, Prof. R. Evans and Prof. L. Roper. Enjoy!

Imhausen, Annette, Mathematics in ancient Egypt : a contextual history (Princeton, 2016)

Stephenson, David, Medieval Powys kingdom, principality and lordships, 1132-1293 (Woodbridge, 2016)

Roper, Lyndal, Martin Luther : renegade and prophet (London, 2016)

Evans, Richard J., The pursuit of power : Europe 1815-1914 (London, 2016)

Bennett, G. H., The Royal Navy in the age of austerity 1919-22 : naval and foreign policy under Lloyd George (London, 2016)

Spohr, Kristina, Transcending the Cold War : summits, statecraft, and the dissolution of bipolarity in Europe, 1970-1990 (Oxford, 2016)

new-history-books-20-sept-2016There is more!

Many more new books were received. You can find them all here.

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Newly received History books: Frederick III of Sicily, early modern Naples, Mussilini’s Italy, Matteo

After a German and then a French week of selected books, here is an Italian selection of history books spanning the medieval period right to the late 20th century.

Hamel, Pasquale, Il lungo regno : vita avventurosa di Federico III, re di Sicilia (Soveria Mannelli : Rubbettino, 2014)

D’Avenia, Fabrizio, La Chiesa del re : monarchia e papato nella Sicilia spagnola (secc. XVI-XVII) (Roma : Carocci editore, 2014)

Brancaccio, Giovanni ; Musi, Aurelio, Il Regno di Napoli nell’età di Filippo IV (1621-1665) (Milano : Guerini e associati, 2014)

Da Molin, Giovanna, Storia sociale dell’Italia moderna (Brescia: Editrice La scuola, 2014)

Morena, Antonio, Mussolini’s decennale : aura and mythmaking in fascist Italy (Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2015)

Pasquino, Gianfranco; Venturino, Fulvio, Il Partito democratico secondo Matteo (Bologna : Bononia University Press, 2014)

New History books 7 Sept 2016There is more!

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Newly received History books: Paris Commune 1871, religion and state, French Resistance, Mitterand

This week is a French-inspired selection of new History books touching on some key episodes and themes in French history:

Robert, Jean-Louis ; Aprile, Sylvie ; Godineau, Laure ; Rey, Claudine ; Rougerie, Jacques, Le Paris de la Commune 1871 (Paris : Belin, 2015)

Barralis, Christine; Boudet, Jean-Patrice; Delivré, Fabrice; Genêt, Jean-Philippe, Église et État, Église ou État? : les clercs et la genèse de l’État moderne (Paris ; Roma : Publications de la Sorbonne : École française de Rome, 2014)

Petit, Vincent, God save la France : la religion et la nation (Paris : Éditions du Cerf, 2015)

Pinault, Michel, Maurice Barrès et la “grande pitié des laboratoires de France” : discours parlementaires pour une politique des recherches scientifiques en France (1919-1923) (Paris : L’Harmattan, 2015)

Wieviorka, Olivier, Todd, Jane Marie, The French Resistance (Cambridge : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2016)

Bernard, Mathias, Les années Mitterrand : du changement socialiste au tournant libéral (Paris : Belin, 2015)

New History books 1 Sept 2016

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Newly received History books: Holy Roman Empire, Luther, German pensions, Turkey & Soviet Union

In this batch of newly received History books, there is an unmistakably German theme, spanning all periods from medieval to post-1945 history. In a week where Germany is reviewing the pensionable age and relations with Turkey are strained, the following selection might be of interest:

Bleuler, Anna Kathrin ; Klingbeil, Anja-Marieke, Welterfahrung und Welterschliessung in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit. (Heidelberg : Universitätsverlag Winter, 2016)

Wilson, Peter H., The Holy Roman Empire : a thousand years of Europe’s history (London: Allan Lane, 2016)

Roper, Lyndal, Martin Luther : renegade and prophet (London, Bodley Head, 2016)

Mierzejewski, Alfred C., A history of the German public pension system : continuity amid change (Lanham : Lexington Books, 2016)

Pekesen, Berna, Zwischen Sympathie und Eigennutz : NS-Propaganda und die türkische Presse im Zweiten Weltkrieg (Berlin : Lit, 2014)

Brunner, Detlev ; Scherstjanoi, Elke, Moskaus Spuren in Ostdeutschland 1945 bis 1949 : Aktenerschliessung und Forschungspläne (Berlin : De Gruyter, 2015)

New History books 24 August 2016There is more!

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Newly received History books: Baltic crusades, Enlightenment women, early C20 urban redevelopment, The Troubles

The latest history books on our virtual New Books Display includes books on most periods and many topics:

Reynolds, Burnam W., The Prehistory of the Crusades : Missionary War and the Baltic Crusades (London : Bloomsbury, 2015)

Pollak, Ellen, A Cultural History of Women in the Age of the Enlightenment (London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016)

Raymond, Joad ; Moxham, Noah, News Networks in Early Modern Europe (Leiden: Brill, 2016)

Arthur, John W., Brilliant Lives : the Clerk Maxwells and the Scottish Enlightenment (Edinburgh: John Donald, 2016)

Charlotte Wildman, Urban Redevelopment and Modernity in Liverpool and Manchester, 1918-1939 (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016)

Macleod, Alan, International Politics and the Northern Ireland Conflict : the USA, Diplomacy and the Troubles (London, IB Tauris, 2016)

New History books 16 August 2016There is more!

Many more new books were received. You can find them all here.

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Newly received History books: medieval and early modern Dutch markets, Swiss Reformation, Imperial China, Cologne monastery, early 20th Century children’s literature

The latest history books on our virtual New Books Display includes a number of interesting titles:

Philippe Depreux, Compétition et sacré au Haut Moyen Âge : entre médiation et exclusion (Turnhout, 201)

Bavel, B. J. P. van, Manors and markets : economy and society in the Low Countries, 500-1600 (Oxford, 2016)

Burnett, Amy Nelson; Campi, Emidio, A companion to the Swiss Reformation. (Leiden, 2016)

Porter, Jonathan, Imperial China, 1350-1900 (Lanham, 2016)

Rosen, Wolfgang, Die Ökonomie des Kölner Stiftes St. Aposteln : Strukturen und Entwicklungen vom Mittelalter bis 1802. (Köln, 2016)

Reynolds, Kimberley, Left out : the forgotten tradition of radical publishing for children in Britain 1910-1949 (Oxford, 2016)

New History books 10 August 2016There is more!

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Newly received History ebooks: history of medieval papal justice, devout women, Tudor maths, Marxism, Mass Observation

For a while we’ve been buying many ebooks but also receiving many under the Legal Deposit Libraries (non-Print) Regulations 2013. Especially the latter has led to a vast influx of new titles published by UK publishers. Please note that due to restrictions enshrined in the 2013 Regulations, the eLD books can only be access from one of the many Library PCs in any of the Bodleian Librarians.

Some examples of recently received interesting history books are:New History books 2 August 2016

Salonen, Kirsi, Papal Justice in the Late Middle Ages : The Sacra Romana Rota. London, Routledge, 2016. [accessible on Library PCs only]

Weber, Alison, Devout Laywomen in the Early Modern World. London, Routledge, 2016. [accessible on Library PCs only]

Roberts, Gordon, Robert Recorde: Tudor Scholar and Mathematician. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2016. [accessible on Library PCs only]

Everson, Jane; Reidy, Denis; Sampson, Lisa, The Italian Academies 1525-1700 : networks of culture, innovation and dissent. London: Routledge, 2016.[accessible on Library PCs only]

Wang, Q. Edward ; Iggers, Georg G., Marxist Historiographies : A Global Perspective. London: Routledge, 2015. [accessible on Library PCs only]

Hall, David. Worktown : the astonishing story of the birth of mass-observation. London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2015. [accessible on Library PCs only]

There are many MANY MORE! If you want to find out what is now available to you, then take:

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