Antliff, Mark. Avant-Garde Fascism: The Mobilization of Myth, Art, and Culture in France, 1909–1939. Durham, N.C.: Duke UP, 2007. xv, 352p., bibl., ill., index, $23.95. The merging of aesthetics and violence by Georges Sorel, and the appropriation of his writings by Georges Valois, Philippe Lamour, and Thierry Maulnier in a modernist quest for order.
Antognazza, Maria Rosa. Leibniz on the Trinity and the Incarnation: Reason and Revelation in the Seventeenth Century. Trans. Gerald Parks. New Haven: Yale UP, 2007. xxv, 322p., bibl., index, $60. Leibniz makes common cause with moderate Socinians to defend the use of human reason in theology but breaks with them to defend the orthodox mysteries.
Bahrani, Zainab. Rituals of War: The Body and Violence in Mesopotamia. New York: Zone, 2008. 276p., bibl., ill., index, $32.95. Depictions of domination and control in Assyro-Babylonian texts and monuments, 3000–500 bc.
Bailey, Alan, and Dan O’Brien. Hume’s Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. New York: Continuum, 2006. ix, 160p., bibl., index, $14.95. Themes, reader’s guide to chapters, and influence.
Baird, Jay W. Hitler’s War Poets: Literature and Politics in the Third Reich. New York: Cambridge UP, 2007. xiii, 284p., bibl., ill., index, $80. Six anticommunist anti-Semites revolutionize the arts.
Barthels, Emily C. Speaking of the Moor: From Alcazar to Othello. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2008. viii, 252p., bibl., index, $55. Literary depictions of “the African” in sixteenth and early seventeenth-century drama and travelogues, emphasizing the variety of identities encompassed by the term “Moor” prior to racialization and slavery.
Bartholomew, David J. God, Chance and Purpose: Can God Have It Both Ways? New York: Cambridge UP, 2008. xii, 259p., bibl., index, $19.99. A statistician’s theodicy.
Bartlett, Robert. The Natural and the Supernatural in the Middle Ages. New York: Cambridge UP, 2008. x, 170p., bibl., ill., index, $29.99. The medieval style of thinking about the forces of nature and the celestial hierarchy, with Roger Bacon as a case study.
Bell, Duncan, ed. Victorian Visions of Global Order: Empire and International Relations in Nineteenth-Century Political Thought. New York: Cambridge UP, 2007. ix, 297p., index, $95. Twelve essays on eminent Victorian thinkers, imperial law, colonies, the “civilized” versus the “barbarian.”
Bembo, Pietro. History of Venice. Vol. 2. Books V–VIII. Ed. and trans. Robert W. Ulery, Jr. I Tatti Renaissance Library. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 2008. xi, 407p., bibl., index, $29.95. Second of three volumes covering 1499–1509 in facing-page translation.
Blattner, William. Heidegger’s Being and Time. New York: Continuum, 2007. [End Page 675] viii, 195p., bibl., index, $14.95. Philosophical background, key themes, and reader’s guide.
Brobjer, Thomas H. Nietzsche’s Philosophical Context: An Intellectual Biography. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2008. xv, 268p., bibl., index, $50. Reconstruction of Nietzsche’s library and chronology of reading.
Brundage, James A. The Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession: Canonists, Civilians, and Courts. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2008. xvii, 607p., bibl., indices, $49. Eleventh-century Roman law, twelfth-century Canon law, and the mid-thirteenth-century emergence of a professional class of lawyers.
Buchanan, Ian. Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus. New York: Continuum, 2008. xii, 168p., bibl., index, $16.95. May 1968, psycho-analysis, and reader’s guide.
Burnett, Lonnie A., ed. Henry Hotze, Confederate Propagandist: Selected Writings on Revolution, Recognition, and Race. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2008. ix, 251p., bibl., ill., index. Promoter of the Southern cause in London develops a Darwinian approach to racial differentiation, finding common cause with racial inegalitarian Arthur de Gobineau.
Camus, Albert. Notebooks, 1951–1959. Trans. Ryan Bloom. Chicago: Ivan Dee, 2008. xix, 264p., $27.50. Last volume of journals, includes sketches of novels, characters, lovers, and travels.
Claussen, Detlev. Theodor W. Adorno: One Last Genius. Trans. Rodney Livingstone. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap P of Harvard UP, 2008. vii, 440p., bibl., ill., index, $35. Biography emphasizing relationships with Schoenberg, Eisler, Benjamin, Mann, Kracauer, Lukács, and Brecht, plus six letters of Horkheimer.
Clossey, Luke. Salvation and Globalization in the Early Jesuit Missions. New York: Cambridge UP, 2008. xii, 327p., bibl., index, $99. The logistics of organizing, financing, and informing a world-wide network in the...