Books Received
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Books Received
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Books received from April to July 2017.

Barducci, Marco. Hugo Grotius and the Century of Revolution 1613–1718. New York: Oxford UP, 2017. xi, 222p., bibl., index. Government and resistance, church and religion, property and empire.
Bernstein, Alan E. Hell and Its Rivals: Death and Retribution Among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell UP, 2017. xiv, 392p., bibl., index, $45. Posthumous punishment in the ancient Mediterranean, the possibility of escape or relief, and the need to repent in this life.
Buchenau, Stefanie and Roberto Lo Presti, eds. Human and Animal Cognition in Early Modern Philosophy and Medicine. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 2017. ix, 354p., bibl., ill., index, $55. Fifteen essays on brain, mind, and soul in Aristotelian anthropology, comparative anatomy, and eighteenth-century holism.
Burke, Peter. Exiles and Expatriates in the History of Knowledge, 1500–2000. Waltham, Mass.: Brandeis UP, 2017. xiv, 293p., bibl., index, $40. The encounter between foreigner and host results in a deprovincializing of intellectual diasporas.
Callicott, J. Baird and James McRae, eds. Japanese Environmental Philosophy. New York: Oxford UP, 2017. xxiii, 310p., index. Fifteen essays on natural science, the supernatural, ecology, gardens, climate change, and disasters.
Censer, Jack R. Debating Modern Revolution: The Evolution of Revolutionary Ideas. New York: Bloomsbury, 2016. x, 2014p., ill., index, $19.95. Four periods from late eighteenth-century rights to national economy, social revolutions led by centralized parties, and decolonization.
Cooper, Melinda. Family Values: Between Neoliberalism and the New Social Conservatism. Brooklyn: Zone, 2017. 447p., index, $29.95. Economic free marketeers and social neoconservatives find common ground in the extended family as the site responsible for poverty relief in terms of welfare, medical care, and student loans.
Cooper, Melissa L. Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2017. 292p., bibl., ill., index, $29.95. Anthropologists and folklorists in the 1920s and 1930s searched for survivals of African voodoo.
Crehan, Kate. Gramsci’s Common Sense: Inequality and Its Narratives. Durham: Duke UP, 2016. xvi, 222p., bibl., ill., index, $23.95. Case studies of the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements illustrate structures of oppression and exploitation in terms of race, gender, and religion.
Dabby, Benjamin. Women as Public Moralists in Britain: From the Bluestockings to Virginia Woolf. Rochester, N.Y.: Boydell and Brewer and Royal Historical Society, 2017. xv, 288p., bibl., ill., index, $90. Anna Jameson, [End Page 665] Hannah Lawrence, Margaret Oliphant, Marian Evans, Eliza Lynn Linton, Beatrice Hastings, Rebecca West, and Virginia Woolf.
Dealy, Ross. The Stoic Origins of Erasmus’ Philosophy of Christ. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2016. xii, 407p., bibl., index, $90. Natural instinct and spirit in De taedio Iesu and Cicero’s De officiis.
Feldhay, Rivka and F. Jamil Ragep, eds. Before Copernicus: The Cultures and Contexts of Scientific Learning in the Fifteenth Century. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s UP, 2017. xx, 344p., bibl., ill., index. Eight essays on medieval and Islamic astronomy as Copernicus’s sources.
Feng, Aileen A. Writing Beloveds: Humanist Petrarchism and the Politics of Gender. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2016. xiii, 266p., bibl., index, $60. Tropes from vernacular lyric poetry incorporated into Ciceronian Latin as women neo-Latinists joined the men.
Folk, Holly. The Religion of Chiropractic: Populist Healing from the American Heartland. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2017. xii, 351p., bibl., ill., index, $34.95. The spine as the seat of occult forces and alternative medicine as a form of cultural resistance at the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.
Goodstein, Elizabeth S. Georg Simmel and the Disciplinary Imaginary. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2017. ix, 369p., bibl., index. The Philosophy of Money as modernist philosophy and social theory.
Goossen, Benjamin W. Chosen Nation: Mennonites and Germany in a Global Era. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2017. xiv, 266p., ill., index, $49.50. The varied responses of religious pacifists to nationalist militarism from German unification to repatriation in the 1970s.
Greystones, Robert. Robert Greystones on the Freedom...


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