medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
Welcome to Reviews in History, featuring reviews of books and electronic resources from across the subject.
Once again a real variety of books are under the microscope this week.
We begin with a fierce debate on pseudohistory, with Douglas Allchin (no. 819) reviewing Ronald Fritze’s Invented Knowledge: False History, Fake Science and Pseudo-religions, and the author responding here.
A new collection of previously published essays by one of Britain’s leading economic historians, Martin Daunton, is reviewed (no. 821) by Jim Tomlinson, who finds State and Market in Victorian Britain: War, Welfare and Capitalism provides a powerful analysis of the dynamics of the Victorian state.
Another pre-eminent historian covered this week is Glenn Burgess, and you can read a review here (no. 822) by Sarah Mortimer of his latest work, British Political Thought, 1500-1660: The Politics of the Post-Reformation. The author’s response is also available.
Also, make sure to check out Peter Yearwood’s response to Carolyn Kitching’s review of Guarantee of Peace: The League of Nations in British Policy 1914-1925.
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