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New Reviews for December on Reviews in History

Published: August 23, 2012

The following reviews of possible interest to followers of the British and Irish Studies Intelligencer were published in December in the Institute of Historical Research’s e-journal Reviews in History.

This month we begin with evaluations of two books on 18th-century history. First Rosalind Carr (no. 831) tackles Karen O’Brien’s Women and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Britain (see here for the author’s response), while a very different and more male-oriented aspect of the period is discussed in Jason Kelly’s review (no. 832) of The Hell-Fire Clubs: Sex, Satanism and Secret Societies by Evelyn Lord.

Two books on medieval history next – Miriam Müller and Chris Briggs discuss (no. 835 and response) the latter’s Credit and Village Society in Fourteenth Century England, while elsewhere a book of comparative religious and cultural history, A Tale of Two Monasteries: Westminster and Saint-Denis in the Thirteenth Century by William Chester Jordan, is reviewed (no. 836) by Andrew Abram.

Adam Matthew’s new website, The Grand Tour, collates letters, diaries, printed guidebooks, travel writing, maps, paintings and architectural plans within one searchable online resource. It’s reviewed here (no. 839) by Katy Layton-Jones.

Our other review this month is by Laura Tabili, who recommends (no. 840) Jacqueline Jenkinson’s new book on the racial violence of 1919, Black 1919: Riots, Racism and Resistance in Imperial Britain.

As always, all comments or suggestions should be sent to danny.millum@sas.ac.uk.

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