Book Reviews

Links to book reviews already published on other sites can be found here:

35t‘Inhumane propaganda, humanely analysed?’

Review of David B. Dennis’ Inhumanities. Nazi Interpretations of Western Culture (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), in Reviews in History.

47‘From Humboldt to Hitler? The Third Reich’s Education Ministry revealed’

Review of Anne C. Nagel’s Hitlers Bildungsreformer. Das Reichsministerium für Wissenschaft, Erziehung und Volksbildung 1934-1945 (Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Taschenbuch, 2012), in Reviews in History.

62‘Totalitarian individualism? Berliners under the microscope from Weimar to the Wall’

Review of Moritz Föllmer’s Individuality and Modernity in Berlin: Self and Society from Weimar to the Wall (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), published in the Book Reviews section of the Wiener Library Blog.

78‘”An Uncompromising Generation” in a French Impressionist key? Christian Ingrao’s anatomisation of “intellectuals” in the SS war-machine’

Review of Christian Ingrao’s Believe and Destroy: Intellectuals in the SS War Machine (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013), published in the Book Reviews section of the Wiener Library Blog.

79‘Masculinity and the German First World War experience: A secret history’

Review of Jason Crouthamel’s An Intimate History of the Front: Masculinity, Sexuality, and German Soldiers in the First World War (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), in Reviews in History.


Review of ‘German Philhellenism’ by Damian Valdez

Review of Damian Valdez, German Philhellenism: The Pathos of the Historical Imagination from Winckelmann to Goethe (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), in Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 40 (1), March 2017, pp. 138-9.

9781107028890Review of ‘Contested Commemorations’ by Benjamin Ziemann

Review of Contested Commemorations: Republican War Veterans and Weimar Political Culture, by Benjamin Ziemann (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), in The English Historical Review 131 (553), December 2016, pp. 1569-71.

9781137501486‘History’s proximity? Crisis and colonisation in Greece – and the Greek imagination’ 

Review of Daniel M. Knight, History, Time, and Economic Crisis in Central Greece (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and Sheila Lecoeur, Mussolini’s Greek Island: Fascism and the Italian Occupation of Syros in World War II (London: I.B. Tauris, 2015), in Reviews in History.

9781571139214Review of ‘Philanthropy, Civil Society, and the State in German History, 1815-1989’ by Thomas Adam

Review of Thomas Adam’s Philanthropy, Civil Society, and the State in German History, 1815-1989 (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2016), in the Modern Language Review 112 (3), July 2017, pp. 738-40.

9780674971547-lg‘Greek Debts: Literal and symbolic; ancient and modern’

Review of Johanna Hanink’s The Classical Debt: Greek Antiquity in an Era of Austerity (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017), in Reviews in History.


Review of Marco Hillemann and Tobias Roth (eds) ‘Wilhelm Müller und der Philhellenismus’

Review of Wilhelm Müller und der Philhellenismus, edited by Marco Hillemann and Tobias Roth (Berlin: Frank & Timme, 2015), in German Quarterly 90 (4), Fall 2017, pp. 496-7.


‘Greek Tragedy in Germany’

Review of Erika Fischer-Lichte’s Tragedy’s Endurance: Performances of Greek Tragedies and Cultural Identity in Germany since 1800 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), in The Classical Review 68 (1), April 2018, pp. 274-6.


Review of ‘Making Prussians, Raising Germans’ by Jasper Heinzen

Review of Making Prussians, Raising Germans: A Cultural History of Prussian State-Building after Civil War, 1866-1935, by Jasper Heinzen (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), in German History 35 (3), pp. 454-6.

international-journal-of-pl_0Books worth (re)reading: Review Essay (IJP 5.3, pp. 343-5)

On George Eisen’s Children and Play in the Holocaust (1988); Nicholas Stargardt’s Witnesses of War: Children’s Lives under the Nazis (2006); Heidi Rosenbaum’s “Und trotzdem war’s ’ne schöne Zeit”: Kinderalltag im Nationalsozialismus (2014), and Bastian Fleermann / Benedikt Mauer (eds) Kriegskinder: Kriegskindheiten in Düsseldorf 1939–1945 (2015).

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