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Current History (2022) 121 (833): 117–120.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Marc David Baer A new book traces the history of the diverse Muslim population of the Balkans. Carving out legal space for itself as a religious minority in Europe, this community rode the winds of change from the age of the Ottoman and Habsburg empires through the Yugoslav era. Muslims...
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Current History (2022) 121 (832): 78–80.
Published: 01 February 2022
..., and belying the inevitable description of the book as “epic,” it is this personal approach—not just to the period framed by the author’s own life, but to the entire sweep of 500 years—that sets this work apart. Ferrer’s “American History” is unsparing in its account of unspeakable violence, corruption...
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Current History (2021) 120 (829): 332–335.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Keith Makoto Woodhouse A new book addresses the political, moral, and strategic questions raised by acts of property destruction aimed at curbing the use of fossil fuels. The book argues that the magnitude of the climate crisis requires more confrontational methods to force necessary changes...
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Current History (2020) 119 (821): 365–368.
Published: 19 November 2020
... of California 2020 Tunisia Ottoman Empire colonialism historical legacies books A Slave Between Empires: A Transimperial History of North Africa M’hamed Oualdi Columbia University Press, 2020 An exiled North African statesman spends his final years in Florence, consumed...
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Current History (2020) 119 (818): 245–247.
Published: 20 August 2020
... others, has laid his life on the line. © 2020 by the The Regents of the University of California 2020 Xu Zhangrun Xi Jinping China dissent authoritarianism books The evolution of modern China toward constitutional democracy—envisaged over a century ago by participants in the Xinhai...
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Current History (2016) 115 (784): 325–327.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Frank J. Korom A new book seeks to explain how diaspora cultures interact to form new creole blends. From London to the Caribbean, carnival season can be a mashup of politics and heritage. Encountering Difference: Diasporic Traces, Creolizing Spaces , by Robin Cohen and Olivia...
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Current History (2016) 115 (783): 284–286.
Published: 01 October 2016
... © 2016 Current History. All rights reserved. 2016 The Regents of the University of California Joshua Lustig Svetlana Alexievich books Secondhand Time Nobel Prize oral history Soviet Union Berlin Wall Boris Yeltsin Vladimir Putin It has now been a quarter-century since...
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Current History (2016) 115 (783): 280–283.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Alexander Etkind Three recent books about Russia and its authoritarian leader offer different theories on how a clique of former spies seized control. The worst answer is to blame the victim. The Invention of Russia: The Journey from Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War , by Arkady Ostrovsky...
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Current History (2015) 114 (771): 157–159.
Published: 01 April 2015
... and Martha C. Nussbaum . Oxford University Press , 2015 . © 2015 Current History. All rights reserved. 2015 The Regents of the University of California neeti nair books freedom faith india volume wendy doniger Martha Nussbaum hindu right influence society liberal taboos...
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Current History (2014) 113 (764): 252–253.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Kate Merkel-Hess New books by Evan Osnos and Louisa Lim show the profound dissonance between official amnesia and personal recollections of the Tiananmen tragedy. Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China , by Evan Osnos . Farrar, Straus and Giroux , 2014...