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Volume 44, Number 3, Winter 2014

Table of Contents

The Little Ice Age: Climate and History Reconsidered

Introduction: The Editors


pp. 299-300


The Waning of the Little Ice Age: Climate Change in Early Modern Europe

pp. 301-325

Comment and Commentary

The Real Little Ice Age

pp. 327-352

The Little Ice Age in Scientific Perspective: Cold Spells and Caveats

pp. 353-368

Review Essay

The Crisis of the Seventeenth Century: The Little Ice Age and the Mystery of the “Great Divergence”

pp. 369-377


Violence and Punishment: Civilizing the Body through Time by Pieter Spierenburg (review)

pp. 379-381

Conquest: How Societies Overwhelm Others by David Day (review)

pp. 381-382

Saltpeter: The Mother of Gunpowder by David Cressy (review)

pp. 383-384

Rye Spirits: Faith, Faction and Fairies in a Seventeenth-Century English Town by Annabel Gregory (review)

pp. 384-385

Mothers of Innovation: How Expanding Social Networks Gave Birth to the Industrial Revolution by Leonard Dudley (review)

pp. 385-386

Negotiating the Landscape: Environment and Monastic Identity in the Medieval Ardennes by Ellen F. Arnold (review)

pp. 387-388

The Duke and the Stars: Astrology and Politics in Renaissance Milan by Monica Azzolini (review)

pp. 389-390

Was Hitler Ill? A Final Diagnosis by Hans-Joachim Neumann, Henrik Eberle (review)

pp. 390-392

Medicine, Law and the State in Imperial Russia by Elisa M. Becker (review)

pp. 392-394

An Ordinary Marriage: The World of a Gentry Family in Provincial Russia by Katherine Pickering Antonova (review)

pp. 394-396

Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America by Peter Andreas (review)

pp. 396-397

Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States by Mark Fiege (review)

pp. 398-399

Frontier Cities: Encounters at the Crossroads of Empire by Jay Gitlin, Barbara Berglund, Adam Arenson (review)

pp. 399-400

The Charleston Orphan House: Children’s Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America by John E. Murray (review)

pp. 401-402

City Water, City Life: Water and the Infrastructure of Ideas in Urbanizing Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago by Carl Smith (review)

pp. 402-403

Ma’i Lepera: Disease and Displacement in Nineteenth-Century Hawai’i by Kerri A. Inglis (review)

pp. 403-405

Peacekeepers and Conquerors: The Army Officer Corps on the American Frontier, 1821–1846 by Samuel J. Watson (review)

pp. 405-406

Science, Democracy, and the American University: From the Civil War to the Cold War by Andrew Jewett (review)

pp. 406-407

The Wired Northwest: The History of Electric Power, 1870s–1970s by Paul W. Hirt (review)

pp. 407-409

Racism in the Nation’s Service: Government Workers and the Color Line in Woodrow Wilson’s America by Eric S. Yellin (review)

pp. 409-410

Why We Fight: Congress and the Politics of World War II by Nancy Beck Young (review)

pp. 410-412

The Local Church and Generational Change in Birmingham, 1945–2000 by Ian Jones (review)

pp. 412-414

Sharing the Prize: The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South by Gavin Wright (review)

pp. 414-415

Heaven and Earth in Ancient Mexico: Astronomy and Seasonal Cycles in the Codex Borgia by Susan Milbrath (review)

pp. 416-417

Workers Go Shopping in Argentina: The Rise of Popular Consumer Culture by Natalia Milanesio (review)

pp. 417-419

Race and the Chilean Miracle: Neoliberalism, Democracy, and Indigenous Rights by Patricia Richards (review)

pp. 419-420

Britain’s Black Debt—Reparations for Caribbean Slavery and Native Genocide by Hilary McD. Beckles (review)

pp. 420-421

Approaching African History by Michael Brett (review)

pp. 422-423

Shanghai Sanctuary: Chinese and Japanese Policy toward European Jewish Refugees during World War II by Gao Bei (review)

pp. 423-424

Animal Kingdoms: Hunting, the Environment and Power in the Indian Princely States by Julie E. Hughes (review)

pp. 424-425

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