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New Reviews for June on Reviews in History

Published: August 23, 2012

The following reviews of interest to readers of the British and Irish Studies Intelligencer have been published in the last month on the Institute of Historical Research's e-journal Reviews in History.

Two of these are on Victorian England, with Victoria Le Fevre reviewing Kathleen Callanan Martin's Hard and Unreal Advice: Mothers, Social Science and the Victorian Poverty Experts, and Stuart Jones taking on The Invention of Altruism: Making Moral Meanings in Victorian Britain by Thomas Dixon.

On a different tack Sonja Levsen reviews Thomas Weber’s Our Friend ‘The Enemy’: Elite Education in Britain and Germany Before World War 1, which compares the university cultures of the two countries in these key years.

We also have a review by Ingrid Tague of Johanna Rickman’s study of extra-marital sex in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, Love, Lust, and License in Early Modern England: Illicit Sex and the Nobility, as well as Kate O’Malley’s recent publication Ireland, India and Empire: Indo-Irish Radical Connections, 1919–64, which draws out the parallels and connections between the independence struggles in both countries, and is reviewed here by Keith Jeffery.

Finally Andrew Dilley's review article surveys two books taking new historical approaches to Australia and Canada's experiences of empire, namely Australia's Empire edited by Deryck M. Schreuder and Stuart Ward and Canada and the British Empire, edited by P. Buckner.

As ever, please feel free to send all comments, including suggestions for books you would like to see on Reviews in History to the deputy editor Danny Millum at danny.millum@sas.ac.uk.

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