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HUMANITIES, Spring 2017 | Volume 38, Number 2

PRIZES

Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Lincoln Prize for the finest scholarly work on Abraham Lincoln, the American Civil War soldier, or the American Civil War era. Hodes, Martha. Mourning Lincoln. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2015.

Modern Language Association, Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for outstanding book in Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures. Lambright, Anne. Andean Truths: Transitional Justice, Ethnicity, and Cultural Production in Post-Shining Path Peru. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press, 2015.

North American Conference on British Studies, John Ben Snow Prize for best book on British studies from the medieval period through the eighteenth century. Hanna, Mark G. Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570–1740. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015.

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Jamestown Prize for exceptional book on the history and culture of North America from circa 1450 to 1820. Wheat, David. Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570–1640. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016.

Organization of American Historians, Avery O. Craven Award for most original book on the American Civil War. Hodes, Martha. Mourning Lincoln. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2015.

Organization of American Historians, Frederick Jackson Turner Award for outstanding first scholarly book in American history. Hanna, Mark G. Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570–1740. Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 2015.

Organization of American Historians, James A. Rawley Prize for best book on the history of race relations in the United States. Newell, Margaret Ellen. Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015.

Organization of American Historians, Merle Curti Award for best book in American social history. Weise, Julie M. Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015.

Southern Historical Association, Frank L. and Harriet C. Owsley Award for distinguished book in southern history. O’Malley, Gregory E. Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619–1807. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014.

ARCHAEOLOGY

Dehejia, Vidya and Peter Rockwell. The Unfinished: Stone Carvers at Work on the Indian Subcontient. New Delhi: Roli, 2016.

Elster, Ernestine, et al., eds. The Archaeology of Grotta Scaloria: Ritual in Neolithic Southeast Italy. Los Angeles: The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, 2016.

Katchadourian, Lori. Imperial Matter: Ancient Persia and the Archaeology of Empires. Oakland: University of California Press, 2016.

Moeller, Nadine. The Archaeology of Urbanism in Ancient Egypt: From the Predynastic Period to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

ART AND ARCHITECTURE

Abramson, Daniel M. Obsolescence: An Architectural History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Dupré, Judith. One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2016.

Ferber, Linda S. Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas. Bronx: New York Botanical Garden, 2016.

Kupfer, Marcia. Art and Optics in the Hereford Map: An English Mappa Mundi, c. 1300. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016.

Lesser, Wendy. You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.

Shtromberg, Elena. Art Systems: Brazil and the 1970s. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2016.

CLASSICS

Gagarin, Michael and Paula Perlman. The Laws of Ancient Crete c. 650–400 BCE. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Kallendorf, Craig. The Protean Virgil: Material Form and the Reception of the Classics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

HISTORY: NON U.S.

Allan, Sarah. Buried Ideas: Legends of Abdication and Ideal Government in Early Chinese Bamboo-Slip Manuscripts. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2015.

Chrissidis, Nikolaos A. An Academy at the Court of the Tsars: Greek Scholars and Jesuit Education in Early Modern Russia. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2016.

Cohen, Jeremy. A Historian in Exile: Solomon ibn Verga, Shevet Yehudah, and the Jewish-Christian Encounter. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017.

Frost, Ginger S. Illegitimacy in English law and society, 1860–1930. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2016.

Hassig, Ross. Polygamy and the Rise and Demise of the Aztec Empire. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2016.

Hesselink, Reinier H. The Dream of Christian Nagasaki: World Trade and the Clash of Cultures, 1560–1640. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2016.

Kraidy, Marwan M. The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016.

McChesney, Robert, et al., eds. and trans. The History of Afghanistan, Fayż Muḥammad Kātib Hazārah’s Sirāj al-tawārīkh, Volume 1–4. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2016.

Miles, Steven B. Upriver Journeys: Diaspora and Empire in Southern China, 1570–1850. Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center, 2017.

Pinto, Karen C. Medieval Islamic Maps: An Exploration. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Schmidt, Brian. The Materiality of Power: Explorations in the Social History of Early Israelite Magic. Tübingen, Germany: Mohr Siebeck, 2016.

Srinivas, Lakshmi. House Full: Indian Cinema and the Active Audience. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Wheat, David. Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570–1640. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016.

HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Fuller, Randall. The Book that Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation. New York: Viking, 2017.

Israel, Paul B., et al., eds. The Papers of Thomas A. Edison, Volume 8: New Beginnings, January 1885–December 1887. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015.

Molesky, Mark. This Gulf of Fire: The Destruction of Lisbon, or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason. New York: Alfred A Knopf, 2015.

Secord, James A., et al., eds. The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Volume 23: 1875. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

HISTORY: U.S.

Brundage, David, ed. Irish Nationalists in America: The Politics of Exile, 1798–1998. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Ekirch, A. Roger. American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution. New York: Pantheon Books, 2017.

Feller, Daniel, ed. The Papers of Andrew Jackson: Volume X, 1832. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2016.

Garner, Sandra L. To Come to a Better Understanding: Medicine Men and Clergy Meetings on the Rosebud Reservation, 1973–1978. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016.

Higgens, Benjamin L., ed. The Papers of George Washington, Revolutionary War Series: Volume 24, 1 January–9 March 1780. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2016.

Isenberg, Noah. We’ll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2017.

Kaminski, John, et al., eds. The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution, Volume XXVII: Ratification of the Constitution by the States, South Carolina. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2016.

Katz, Esther, et al., eds. The Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger, Volume 4: Round the World for Birth Control, 1920–1966. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2016.

Martin, Sara, et al., eds. The Adams Papers: Series III, General Correspondence and Other Papers of the Adams Statesmen: Papers of John Adams, Volume 18, December 1785–January 1787. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2016.

Murphy, Andrew R. Liberty, Conscience, and Toleration: The Political Thought of William Penn. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Musher, Sharon Ann. Democratic Art: The New Deal’s Influence on American Culture: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015.

Newell, Margaret Ellen. Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015.

Oberg, Barbara Bowen, et al., eds. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Volume 42, November 1803 to March 1804. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2016.

Quimby, Sean M., et al., eds. The Selected Papers of John Jay: Volume 4, 1758–1788. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015.

Stagg, John C. A., et al., eds. The Papers of James Madison, Retirement Series: Volume 3, 1 March 1823–24 February 1826. Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2016.

Trestman, Marlene. Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2016.

Wald, Gayle. It’s Been Beautiful: Soul! and Black Power Television. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015.

Weise, Julie M. Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015.

Wilson, Mark. Destructive Creation: American Business and the Winning of World War II. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.

Weisiger, Marsha, et al. Buildings of Wisconsin, Buildings of the United States, Society of Architectural Historians. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017.

INTERDISCIPLINARY

Monmonier, Mark, ed. The History of Cartography, Volume 6: Cartography in the Twentieth Century. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015.

LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE

Baker, Cynthia M. Jew, Key Words in Jewish Studies. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2017.

Carlson, David J. Imagining Sovereignty: Self-Determination in American Indian Law and Literature. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.

Connolly, James J., et al. Print Culture Histories Beyond the Metropolis. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016.

DeMaria Jr., Robert and O. M. Brack Jr., eds. The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 19, Biographical Writings: Soldiers, Scholars, and Friends. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016.

Dutton, Richard. Shakespeare, Court Dramatist. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Fagan, Benjamin P. The Black Newspaper and the Chosen Nation. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2016.

Farvolden, Pamela, ed. Lydgate’s Fabula Duorum Mercatorum and Guy of Warwyk. Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University Press, 2016.

Flamiano, Dolores. Women, Workers, and Race in LIFE Magazine: Hansel Mieth’s Reform Photojournalism, 1934–1955. Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2016.

Gardner, Eric. Black Print Unbound: The Christian Recorder, African American Literature, and Periodical Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Hawhee, Debra. Rhetoric in Tooth and Claw: Animals, Language, Sensation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Jones, Sumie, and Charles Shiro Inouye, eds. and trans. A Tokyo Anthology: Literature from Japan’s Modern Capital, 1850–1920. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2017.

Lambright, Anne. Andean Truths: Transitional Justice, Ethnicity, and Cultural Production in Post-Shining Path Peru. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press, 2015.

Levine, Robert S. The Lives of Frederick Douglass. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2016.

Malamud, Margaret. African Americans and the Classics: Antiquity, Abolition, and Activism. London: I. B. Tauris, 2016.

Overbeck, Lois More, et al., eds. The Letters of Samuel Beckett, Volume IV: 1966–1989. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Palmer, R. Barton, ed. The Complete Poetry and Music of Guillaume de Machaut, Volume I: The Debate Poems, Le Jugement dou Roy de Behaigne, Le Jugement dou Roy de Navarre, Le Lay de Plour. Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University Press, 2016.

Paul, Catherine E. Fascist Directive: Ezra Pound and Italian Cultural Nationalism. Clemson, SC: Clemson University Press, 2016.

Peck, Russell A., et al., eds. The Katherine Group (MS Bodley 34): Religious Writings for Women in Medieval England. Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University Press, 2016.

Pireddu, Nicoletta. The Works of Claudio Magris: Temporary Homes, Mobile Identities, European Borders. New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Rioux, Anne Boyd. Constance Fenimore Woolson: Portrait of a Lady Novelist. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2016.

Verlenden, John, et al., eds. and trans. Chronicles of Majnun Layla & Selected Poems by Qassim Haddad. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2014.

Wong, Edlie L. Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship. New York: New York University Press, 2015.

Wright, Elizabeth R. The Epic of Juan Latino: Dilemmas of Race and Religion in Renaissance Spain. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016.

MUSIC

Austerlitz, Paul and Jere Laukkanen, eds. Machito and his Afro-Cubans: Selected Transcriptions, Volume 26 in The Music of the United States of America. Middleton, Wisconsin: AR Editions, Inc., 2016.

Lawton, David, ed. Works of Giuseppe Verdi: Series I, Opera, Volume 18 A, Il Trovatore, Study Score from the Critical Edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, and Milan: Casa Ricordi, 2016.

Reardon, Colleen. A Sociable Moment: Opera and Festive Culture in Baroque Siena. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Rosen, David, ed. Works of Giuseppe Verdi: Series III, Sacred Music, Volume 1, Messa da Requiem, Study Score from the Critical Edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, and Milan: Casa Ricordi, 2016.

PHILOSOPHY

Bychkov, Oleg V., ed. and trans. The Report of the Paris Lecture, Reportatio IV-A, by John Duns Scotus. Vol. I, 1-2. St. Bonaventure, New York: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2016.

Clarke, Randolph. Omissions: Agency, Metaphysics, and Responsibility. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Coleman, Martin A. and Marianne S. Wokeck, eds. The Works of George Santayana: Book 4, Volume VII, The Life of Reason: Reason in Art. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 2015.

Coleman, Martin A. and Marianne S. Wokeck, eds. The Works of George Santayana, Book 5, Volume VII, The Life of Reason or the Phases of Human Progress: Reason in Science. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 2016.

Rauscher, Frederick and Kenneth Westphal, eds. and trans. Kant: Lectures and Drafts on Political Philosophy. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Thomasson, Amie L. Ontology Made Easy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

RELIGION

Buggeln, Gretchen. The Suburban Church: Modernism and Community in Postwar America. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015.

Chapman, Cynthia. The House of the Mother: The Social Roles of Maternal Kin in Biblical Hebrew Narrative and Poetry. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016.

Noll, Mark A. In the Beginning Was the Word: The Bible in American Public Life, 1492–1783. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Weisenfeld, Judith. New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration. New York: New York University Press, 2016.

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Fienup-Riordan, Ann, et al., eds. Anguyiim Nallini, Time of Warring: The History of Bow-and-Arrow Warfare in Southwest Alaska. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press for the Alaska Native Language Center and Calista Education and Culture, 2016.

Fienup-Riordan, Ann, et al., eds. Ciulirnerunak Yuuyaqunak, Do Not live Without an Elder: The Subsistence Way of Life in Southwest Alaska. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press for the Alaska Native Language Center and Calista Education and Culture, 2016.