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A couple of items of interest here.
Rosemary Hayes
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Welcome back to Reviews in History, featuring reviews of books and digital resources from across the subject.


This week we begin with an interesting study of the growth of women’s participation in political and social institutions in the late Victorian period, as Malcolm Noble reviews (no. 999) Megan Smitley’s The Feminine Public Sphere: Middle-Class Women in Civic Life in Scotland c.1870–1914.


Next there are two reviews of medieval books. Jason Taliadoros and Samantha Worby discuss (no. 998 and response) the latter’s Law and Kinship in Thirteenth-Century England, a study of kinship structures in medieval England, while Susan Powell reviews (no. 996) an edited volume on the late-medieval community of Bridgettine sisters, Syon Abbey and its Books: Reading, Writing and Religion c.1400-1700, edited by E. A. Jones and Alexandra Walsham.


Finally Jason Crouthamel enjoys (no. 997, with response) a well-written and engaging new history of shell shock in Britain, reviewing Broken Men – Shell Shock, Treatment and Recovery in Britain, 1914-1930 by Fiona Reid.


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