WHE Books for Review

Zhihui Zou
Zhihui Zou
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Greetings! This is the list of books currently available to review at World History Encyclopedia. If you would like to review any of the following titles (marked as “Available for Review”), please email the Book Review Editor Zhihui Zou at zhihui.zou@worldhistory.org

We also welcome our reviewers to suggest a book not on this list to review or to review books you have already read. Please contact Zhihui at (zhihui.zou@worldhistory.org) for more information.

Books available for review:

Format: Author. Book title. Publisher, Year

  1. Ann E. Lucas. Music of a Thousand Years: A New History of Persian Musical Traditions. University of California Press, 2019. Available for Review.
  2. Qitao Guo. Huizhou: Local Identity and Mercantile Lineage Culture in Ming China. University of California Press, 2022. Available for Review.
  3. Greg Woolf. The Life and Death of Ancient Cities: A Natural History. Oxford University Press, 2020. Available for Review.
  4. Michael Sonenscher. After Kant: The Romans, the Germans, and the Moderns in the History of Political Thought. Princeton University Press, 2023. Available for Review.
  5. Sylvana Tomaselli. Wollstonecraft: Philosophy, Passion, and Politics. Princeton University Press, 2022. Available for Review.
  6. Peter Bellwood. The Five-Million-Year Odyssey: The Human Journey from Ape to Agriculture. Princeton University Press, 2022. Available for Review.
  7. Jonathan Kingdon. Origin Africa: A Natural History. Princeton University Press, 2023. Available for Review.
  8. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht. Prose of the World: Denis Diderot and the Periphery of Enlightenment. Stanford University Press, 2021. Available for Review.
  9. Simon Reader. Notework: Victorian Literature and Nonlinear Style. Stanford University Press, 2021. Available for Review.
  10. Jean-Michel Johnston. Networks of Modernity: Germany in the Age of the Telegraph, 1830–1880. Oxford University Press, 2021. Available for Review.
  11. Mary B. Cunningham. The Virgin Mary in Byzantium, c.400–1000 Hymns, Homilies and Hagiography. Cambridge University Press, 2022. Available for Review.
  12. Bas van Bavel et al. Disasters and History: The Vulnerability and Resilience of Past Societies. Cambridge University Press, 2020. Available for Review.
  13. Michael Lobban. Imperial Incarceration: Detention without Trial in the Making of British Colonial Africa. Cambridge University Press, 2021. Available for Review.
  14. David Baillargeon and Jeremy E. Taylor (editors). Spatial Histories of Occupation: Colonialism, Conquest and Foreign Control in Asia. Bloomsbury, 2022, Available for Review.
  15. Sari Nauman and Helle Vogt (editors). Private/Public in 18th-Century Scandinavia. Bloomsbury, 2021. Available for Review.
  16. Jeremy E. Taylor (editor). Visual Histories of Occupation: A Transcultural Dialogue. Bloomsbury, 2021. Available for Review.
  17. Marco Beretta (editor). A History of Chemistry: Volume 1 - In Antiquity. Bloomsbury, 2022. Available for Review.
  18. Alun Withey. Concerning Beards: Facial Hair, Health and Practice in England, 1650–1900. Bloomsbury, 2021. Available for Review.
  19. Ballard C. Campbell. The Paradox of Power: Statebuilding in America, 1754-1920. University Press of Kansas, 2021. Available for Review.
  20. Michael Zuckert. A Nation So Conceived: Abraham Lincoln and the Paradox of Democratic Sovereignty. University Press of Kansas, 2022. Available for Review.
  21. Paul M. Rego. Lyman Trumbull and the Second Founding of the United States. University Press of Kansas, 2022. Available for Review.
  22. Katharine Cleland. Irregular Unions- Clandestine Marriage in Early Modern English Literature. Cornell University Press, 2021. Available for Review.
  23. Jessie Hewitt. Institutionalizing Gender: Madness, the Family, and Psychiatric Power in Nineteenth-Century France. Cornell University Press, 2020. Available for Review.
  24. Benjamin J. Wetzel. American Crusade: Christianity, Warfare, and National Identity, 1860–1920. Cornell University Press, 2022. Available for Review.
  25. Daniel Leonhard Purdy. Chinese Sympathies:  Media, Missionaries, and World Literature from Marco Polo to Goethe. Cornell University Press, 2021. Available for Review.
  26. Martha Rampton. Trafficking with Demons: Magic, Ritual, and Gender from Late Antiquity to 1000. Cornell University Press, 2022. Available for Review.
  27. Sara Kay. Medieval Song from Aristotle to Opera. Cornell University Press, 2022. Available for Review.
  28. Katharine Cleland. Irregular Unions: Clandestine Marriage in Early Modern English Literature. Cornell University Press, 2021. Available for Review.
  29. E. Natalie Rothman. The Dragoman Renaissance: Diplomatic Interpreters and the Routes of Orientalism. Cornell University Press, 2021. Available for Review.
  30. Jean Barman. Sophie Morigeau: Free Trader, Free Woman, Nineteenth Century Indian Entrepreneur. University of Nebraska Press, 2022. Available for Review.
  31. Susan Elizabeth Ramírez. In Praise of the Ancestors: Names, Identity, and Memory in Africa and the Americas. University of Nebraska Press, 2022. Available for Review.
  32. Will Fowler. The Grammar of Civil War: A Mexican Case Study, 1857–61. University of Nebraska Press, 2022. Available for Review.
  33. Aistė Čelkytė. The Stoic Theory of Beauty. Edinburgh University Press, 2020. Available for Review.
  34. J. Michelle Coghlan. Sensational Internationalism: The Paris Commune and the Remapping of American Memory in the Long Nineteenth Century. Edinburgh University Press, 2016. Available for Review.
  35. Michael Quinn. Bentham. Polity Press, 2022. Available for Review.
  36. Philipp Robinson Rössner. Managing the Wealth of Nations: Political Economies of Change in Preindustrial Europe. Bristol University Press, 2023. Available for Review.
  37. Clare Anderson (editor). A Global History of Convicts and Penal Colonies. Bloomsbury, 2018. Available for Review.
  38. Terje Tvedt. Water and Society; Changing Perceptions of Societal and Historical Development. I. B. Tauris, 2021. Available for Review.
  39. Samuel K. Fisher. The Gaelic and Indian Origins of the American Revolution: Diversity and Empire in the British Atlantic, 1688-1783. Oxford University Press, 2022. Available for Review.
  40. Baukje van den Berg. Homer the Rhetorician: Eustathios of Thessalonike on the Composition of the Iliad. Oxford University Press, 2022. Available for Review.
  41. Kylie M. Murray. The Making of the Scottish Dream Vision. Oxford University Press, 2022. Available for Review.
  42. Swapna M. Banerjee. Fathers in a Motherland: Imagining Fatherhood in Colonial India. Oxford University Press, 2022. Available for Review.
  43. N. Bryant Kirkland. Herodotus and Imperial Greek Literature: Criticism, Imitation, Reception. Oxford University Press, 2022. Available for Review.
  44. Marius M. Carriere Jr.. The Know Nothings in Louisiana. University Press of Mississippi, 2019. Available for Review.
  45. Christopher P. Atwood (editor). The Rise of the Mongols: Five Chinese Sources. Hackett, 2021. Available for Review.
  46. Erik Jensen. The Greco-Persian Wars: A Short History with Documents. Hackett, 2021. Available for Review.
  47. Mohamed Adhikari. Destroying to Replace: Settler Genocides of Indigenous Peoples. Hackett, 2022. Available for Review.
  48. Jurgen Buchenau and Timothy Henderson (editors and translators). The Mexican Revolution: A Documentary History. Hackett, 2022. Available for Review.
  49. Josiah Osgood. Uncommon Wrath: How Caesar and Cato’s Deadly Rivalry Destroyed the Roman Republic. Basic Books, 2022. Available for Review.
  50. Eckart Frahm. Assyria: The Rise and Fall of the World’s First Empire. Basic Books, 2023. Available for Review.
  51. Kate Cooper. Queens of a Fallen World: The Lost Women of Augustine's Confessions. Basic Books, 2023. Available for Review.
  52. Ulrike Strasser. Missionary Men in the Early Modern World: German Jesuits and Pacific Journeys. Amsterdam University Press, 2020. Available for Review.
  53. Ulrik Langen and Frederik Stjernfelt. The World's First Full Press Freedom: The Radical Experiment of Denmark-Norway 1770–1773. De Gruyter, 2022. Available for Review.
  54. David Konstan (editor). Emotions across Cultures: Ancient China and Greece. De Gruyter, 2022. Available for Review.
  55. Silvia De Ascaniis and Lorenzo Cantoni (editors). Handbook on Heritage, Sustainable: Tourism and Digital Media. Edward Elgar, 2022. Available for Review.
  56. Adrian Goldsworthy. The Fall of Carthage: The Punic Wars 265-146 B.C.. Cassell, 2020. Available for Review.


Books Already been Assigned for Review:

M. Antoni J. Ucerler. The Samurai and the Cross: The Jesuit Enterprise in Early Modern Japan. Oxford University Press, 2022. Assigned for Review.
Ann Oakley. Women, Peace, and Welfare: A Suppressed History of Social Reform, 1880-1920. Bristol University Press, 2019. Assigned for Review.
Elizabeth Andrews Bond. The Writing Public: Participatory Knowledge Production in Enlightenment and Revolutionary France. Cornell University Press, 2021. Assigned for Review.
Peter Der Manuelian. Walking Among Pharaohs: George Reisner and the Dawn of Modern Egyptology. Oxford University Press, 2022. Assigned for Review.
Egidio Ivetic. History of the Adriatic: A Sea and Its Civilization. Polity Press, 2022. Assigned for Review.
Mark Koyama and Jared Rubin. How the World Became Rich: The Historical Origins of Economic Growth. Polity Press, 2022. Assigned for Review.
Richard Hingley. Conquering the Ocean: Roman Invasion of Britain. Oxford University Press, 2022. Assigned for Review.
Xin Wen. The King’s Road: Diplomacy and the Remaking of the Silk Road. Princeton University Press, 2023. Assigned for Review.
Krzysztof Kościelniak. Between Constantinople, the Papacy and the Caliphate: The Melkite Church in the Islamicate World, 634–969. Routledge, 2022. Assigned for Review.
Magnus Marsden. Beyond the Silk Roads: Trade, Mobility and Geopolitics across Eurasia. Cambridge University Press, 2021. Assigned for Review.
Alexander Etkind (Translated by Sara Jolly). Nature's Evil: A Cultural History of Natural Resources. Polity Press, 2021. Assigned for Review.
Stanley Burstein (editor). The Essential Greek Historians. Hackett, 2022. Assigned for Review.
Carl Rollyson. William Faulkner Day by Day. University Press of Mississippi, 2022. Assigned for Review.
Sofia Zoitou. Staging Holiness: The Case of Hospitaller Rhodes (ca. 1309–1522). Brill, 2021. Assigned for Review.
Mary Knight. The Sicilian Sorceress. Mary Knight Communications, 2022. Assigned for Review.
Robert J. Abbott. Policemen of the Tsar: Local Police in an Age of Upheaval. Central European University Press, 2022. Assigned for Review.
Nicolas Morton. The Mongol Storm: Making and Breaking Empires in the Medieval Near East. Basic Books, 2022. Assigned for Review.
Yulian Wu. Luxurious Networks Salt Merchants, Status, and Statecraft in Eighteenth-Century China. Stanford University Press, 2017. Assigned for Review.
Ali Humayun Akhtar. 1368: China and the Making of the Modern World. Stanford University Press, 2022. Assigned for Review.
Konrad Hirschler. A Monument to Medieval Syrian Book Culture: The Library of Ibn ʿAbd al-Hādī . Edinburgh University Press, 2020. Assigned for Review.
Pasi Väliaho. Projecting Spirits: Speculation, Providence, and Early Modern Optical Media. Stanford University Press, 2022. Assigned for Review.
Ian Worthington. Athens After Empire: A History from Alexander the Great to the Emperor Hadrian. Oxford University Press, 2021. Assigned for Review.
Christian Niederhuber. Roman Imperial Portrait Practice in the Second Century AD: Marcus Aurelius and Faustina the Younger. Oxford University Press, 2022. Assigned for Review.
Ulrich L. Lehner. The Inner Life of Catholic Reform: From the Council of Trent to the Enlightenment. Oxford University Press, 2022. Assigned for Review.
Greg Woolf. Rome: An Empire's Story (Second Edition). Oxford University Press, 2022. Assigned for Review.
Philip Freeman. Hannibal: Rome's Greatest Enemy. Pegasus Books, 2022. Assigned for Review.
Alexander Mikaberidze. Kutuzov: A Life in War and Peace. Oxford University Press, 2022. Assigned for Review.
Sherif Boraie (editor). Alexandrea ad Aegyptum. The American University in Cairo Press, 2022. Assigned for Review.
Michael P. Fronda. Between Rome and Carthage: Southern Italy during the Second Punic War. Cambridge University Press, 2010. Assigned for Review.
Amanda H. Podany. Weavers, Scribes, and Kings: A New History of the Ancient Near East. Oxford University Press, 2022. Assigned for Review.
Edward J. Watts. The Eternal Decline and Fall of Rome: The History of a Dangerous Idea. Oxford University Press, 2021. Assigned for Review.
Paul Lockhart. Firepower: How Weapons Shaped Warfare. Basic Books, 2021. Assigned for Review.
Nigel Pickford. Samuel Pepys and the Strange Wrecking of the Gloucester: The Shipwreck that Shocked Restoration Britain. Pegasus Books, 2023. Assigned for Review.