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Arbuckle, Alyssa, Aaron Mauro, and Daniel Powell, eds. Social Knowledge in the Creation of the Humanities: Volume 1. Toronto: Iter and Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2017. 266p., bibl., index, $64.95. How social media shapes research methods in terms of peer review, collaboration, electronic journals, open access, game design, and others.
Corrigan, Yuri. Dostoevsky and the Riddle of the Self. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern UP, 2017. viii, 238p., bibl., index. Intimacy and the collective self in The Idiot, The Brothers Karamazov, and other fiction.
Diamond, Jeff. Ingratiation from the Renaissance to the Present: The Art and Ethics of Gaining Favor. Lanham, Md.: Lexington, 2017. xviii, 217p., bibl., index. Machiavelli, Erasmus, Thomas More, and Montaigne analyzed in terms of patronage and power and speaking well versus speaking truly.
Friedman, Michael and Wolfgang Schäffner, eds. On Folding: Towards a New Field of Interdisciplinary Research. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2016. 241p., ill. Nine essays on three-dimensional structures in the natural sciences and humanities.
Garff, Joakim. Kierkegaard’s Muse: The Mystery of Regine Olsen. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton UP, 2017. xv, 313p., ill., index, $32.95. Biography of the philosopher’s fiancée for a year and “that single individual” to whom he dedicated his works.
Gargani, Matteo. Produzione e filosofia: Sul concetto di ontologia in Lukács. Hildesheim: Olms, 2017. xxi, 305p., bibl., index. The category of ontology in terms of social existence, objectivity, and historicity.
Harding, Brian. Not Even a God Can Save Us Now: Reading Machiavelli After Heidegger. Montreal: McGill-Queens UP, 2017. xiii, 205p., bibl., index, $34.95. Violence, religion, and politics in the twentieth century and in the sixteenth.
Lu, Xing. The Rhetoric of Mao Zedong: Transforming China and Its People. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 2017. xvii, 361p., bibl., index, $49.99. Analysis of speeches and writings over sixty years tracing the sources of Mao’s discourse, its evolution, its symbolic power, and mythmaking.
Mankin, Robert, ed. The Internationalization of Intellectual Exchange in a Globalizing Europe, 1636–1780. Lewisburg, Pa.: Bucknell UP and Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2018. xxi, 270p., bibl., index. Studies of ten individuals as cultural mediators depict a movement from religious concerns toward the universal and global.
Moggach, Douglas and Gareth Stedman Jones, eds. The 1848 Revolutions and European Political Thought. New York: Cambridge UP, 2018. ix, 488p., index, $99.99. Eighteen essays address republicanism, various socialisms, [End Page 497] and the effects of the revolutions, whether locally successful or not, on subsequent regimes.
Rivage, Justin du. Revolution Against Empire: Taxes, Politics, and the Origins of American Independence. New Haven, Conn.: Yale UP, 2017. xviii, 371p., ill., index, $40. Authoritarian reformers, establishment Whigs, and radical Whigs debate war, debt, and public credit during and after the Seven Years’ War.
Russell, Alexander. Conciliarism and Heresy in Fifteenth-Century England: Collective Authority in the Age of the General Councils. New York: Cambridge UP, 2017. ix, 223p., bibl., index, $99.99. How a top-down model of medieval papal governance was reformed to accommodate collective decision-making and lay religion at the Councils of Constance and Basel.
Rymsza-Pawlowska, M. J. History Comes Alive: Public History and Popular Culture in the 1970s. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2017. xiii, 231p., bibl., ill., index, $29.95. Roots, the Bicentennial, museums, and activism.
Soames, Scott. The Analytic Tradition in Philosophy: Volume 2 [of 5 projected], A New Vision. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton UP, 2018. xiii, 423p., bibl., index, $65. Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, its assimilation by the Vienna School of Rudolf Carnap and Moritz Schlick, the rise of logical empiricism, and the quest for a science of ethics.
Soni, Vivasvan and Thomas Pfau, eds. Judgment and Action: Fragments Toward a History. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern UP, 2018. xx, 319p., index. Twelve essays on contemplation and community reassert judgment as a normative force.
Strote, Noah Benezra. Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany. New Haven, Conn.: Yale: 2017. x, 357p., index, $40. Collective biography of ten representatives of rival factions under Weimar who found the consensus that founded postwar German liberalism.
Symons, Stéphane. More Than Life: Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin on Art. Evanston...