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Bell, Karl. The Magical Imagination: Magic and Modernity in Urban England, 1780–1914. New York: Cambridge UP, 2012. vii, 300p., bibl., index, $99. Malinowski’s functionalism meets industrializing Manchester, Norwich, and Portsmouth.
Bolens, Guillemette. The Style of Gestures: Embodiment and Cognition in Literary Narrative. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2012. xii, 233p., bibl., ill., index. Meanings evoked by depictions of bodily movements, postures, facial expressions.
Brown, Michelle P. The Book and the Transformation of Britain, c. 550–1050. London: British Library, 2011. 184p., bibl., ill., index. The manuscript codex as an agent of change.
Burnham, John, ed. After Freud Left: A Century of Psychoanalysis in America. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2012. 274p., index, $35. Nine essays on psychoanalytic thinking.
Cabada, Ladislav, and Šárka Waisová. Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic in World Politics. Lanham, Md.: Lexington, 2011. xx, 220p., bibl., index. Czech foreign policy before, during, and after the Cold War.
Carrier, Richard C. Proving History: Bayes’s Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus. Amherst, N. Y.: Prometheus, 2012. 340p., index, $28. Statistical probability applied to uncertain evidence.
Condren, Conal. Hobbes, the Scriblerians and the History of Philosophy. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2012. viii, 224p., bibl., index. Hobbes as victim and perpetrator of satire.
Crowell, Steven, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Existentialism. New York: Cambridge UP, 2012. xii, 412p., bibl., index, $29.99. Seventeen essays on Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre, Beauvoir, and Merleau-Ponty.
Fishman, Talya. Becoming the People of the Talmud: Oral Torah as Written Tradition in Medieval Jewish Cultures. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2011. 413p., bibl., index. Practices of reading, education, and resolving disputes transformed when oral rabbinic traditions met the written text of the Babylonian Talmud. [End Page 667]
Gittings, John. The Glorious Art of Peace: From the Iliad to Iraq. New York: Oxford UP, 2012. x, 304p., bibl., ill., index, $35. A survey of arguments against war.
Gottfried, Paul Edward. Leo Strauss and the Conservative Movement in America: A Critical Appraisal. New York: Cambridge UP, 2012. xi, 182p., index, $90. How the political Right found academic acceptability.
Grafton, Anthony. The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe. London: British Library, 2011. xii, 244p., bibl., ill., index. Anecdotes and case studies show the practices of press correctors from the beginning of print to 1700.
Green, Steven K. The Bible, the School, and the Constitution. The Clash That Shaped Modern Church-State Doctrine. New York: Oxford UP, 2012. viii, 294p., index, $29.95. Religious pluralism, 1863–1876.
Haller, John S. Sectarian Reformers in American Medicine, 1800–1910. Brooklyn, N. Y.: AMS P, 2012. xvii, 321p., ill., index, $97.50. A homeopathic canon.
Ianziti, Gary. Writing History in Renaissance Italy: Leonardo Bruni and the Uses of the Past. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 2012. xiii, 418p., index, $49.95. Thucydides and Polybius as models for political analysis in fifteenth-century Florence.
James, Susan. Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion, and Politics: The Theologico-Political Treatise. New York: Oxford UP, 2012. vii, 348p., bibl., index, $55. Revelation, demystification, and true religion.
Johnson, David Alan. Decided on the Battlefield: Grant, Sherman, Lincoln and the Election of 1864. Amherst, N. Y.: Prometheus, 2012. 319p., ill., index, $27. A battle in Shenandoah wins re-election for the incumbent.
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