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Jewish Renaissance in the Russian Revolution

Between 1917 and 1921, as revolution convulsed Russia, Jewish intellectuals and writers across the crumbling empire threw themselves into the pursuit of a “Jewish renaissance.”


The Speech

On January 3, 2009, Hopkins’ Gabrielle Spiegel will ascend the steps to the stage at the Hilton New York hotel… and take her place in history.


The Invention of Decolonization: The Algerian War and the Remaking of France

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In this account of the Algerian War’s effect on French political structures and notions of national identity, Todd Shepard asserts that the separation of Algeria from France was truly a revolutionary event with lasting consequences for French social and political life.


Vernacular Bodies: The Politics of Reproduction in Early Modern England

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Making babies was a mysterious process in 17th-century England. Fissell uses popular sources—songs, jokes, witchcraft pamphlets, prayerbooks, popular medical manuals—to recover how ordinary men and women understood the processes of reproduction.


Heresy, Literature and Politics in Early Modern English Culture

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This interdisciplinary volume of essays brings together a team of leading early modern historians and literary scholars in order to examine the changing conceptions, character, and condemnation of ‘heresy’ in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. Definitions of ‘heresy’ and ‘heretics’ were the subject of heated controversies in England from the English Reformation to the end of […]