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  • Books Received

3500 b.c.e.–500 c.e.

carolynn e. roncaglia. Northern Italy in the Roman World: From the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. 256 pp. $44.95 (hardcover).

1500 c.e.–1800 c.e.

philippe girard. Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life. New York: Basic Books, 2016. 352 pp. $29.99 (hardcover).

1800 c.e.–1914 c.e.

mark hewitson. Absolute War: Violence and Mass Warfare in the German Lands, 1792–1820. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. 304 pp. $100.00 (hardcover).
tobias wolffhardt. Unearthing the Past to Forge the Future: Colin Mackenzie, the Early Colonial State, and the Comprehensive Survey of India. Translated by Jane Rafferty. New York: Berghahn Books, 2018. 356 pp. $140.00 (hardcover).

1914 c.e.–Present

chandra d. bhimull. Empire in the Air: Airline Travel and the African Diaspora. New York: New York University Press, 2017. 224 pp. $45.00 (hardcover).
martin collins. Iridium, Motorola, and the Making of a Global Age. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. 280 pp. $44.95 (hardcover).
mikhail gorbachev. The New Russia. Translated by Arch Tait. Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2016. 400 pp. $35.00 (hardcover).


siraj ahmed. Archaeology of Babel: The Colonial Foundation of the Humanities. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2017. 280 pp. $29.95 (paper).
john gibney. A Short History of Ireland, 1500–2000. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2018. 296 pp. $25.00 (hardcover).
stewart gordon. There and Back: Twelve of the Great Routes of Human History. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2018. 265 pp. $29.95 (hardcover).
ann laura stoler. Duress: Imperial Durabilities in our Times. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016. 448 pp. $28.95 (paper).


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