Canadian Journal of History

Candian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d'histoire is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal relating to all periods and countries, except Canada, covering the full breadth of the historical discipline. Founded in 1966, Candian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d'histoire is published three times a year by the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, SK, Canada. John McCannon is the editor.

Articles from Vol. 48, No. 2, Autumn

1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism
1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism, by Nicole Eustace. Early American Studies. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. xviii, 315 pp. $34.95 US (cloth). Nicole Eustace's 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism...
A Confusion of Tongues: Britain's Wars of Reformation
A Confusion of Tongues: Britain's Wars of Reformation, 1625-1642, by Charles W.A. Prior. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012. x, 257 pp. $125.00 US (cloth). At heart Charles Prior's new book seeks to reinsert politics into Britain's wars of religion....
A Northern Alternative: Xue Xuan (1389-1464) and the Hedong School
A Northern Alternative: Xue Xuan (1389-1464) and the Hedong School, by Khee Heong Koh. Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series, number 77. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press, 2011. xvi, 353 pp. $39.95 US (cloth). This is the...
Aztecs on Stage: Religious Theater in Colonial Mexico
Aztecs on Stage: Religious Theater in Colonial Mexico, edited by Louise M. Burkhart, Translated by Louise M. Burkhart, Barry D. Sell, and Stafford Poole. Norman, Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma Press, 2011. x, 233 pp. $24.95 US (paper). The Aztecs...
Between Two Motherlands: Nationality and Emigration among the Greeks of Bulgaria, 1900-1949
Between Two Motherlands: Nationality and Emigration among the Greeks of Bulgaria, 1900-1949, by Theodora Dragostinova. Ithaca, New York, Cornell University Press, 2011. xxii, 294 pp. $45.00 US (cloth). In this deeply researched and thought-provoking...
Bismarck and Blowitz at the Congress of Berlin
It is currently in vogue to take macroscopic approaches to the study of the past. In recent years investigating the impacts of impersonal global forces and long-term cultural changes on the course of history has come to dominate research. And the results...
British Lions and Mexican Eagles: Business, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889-1919
British Lions and Mexican Eagles: Business, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889-1919, by Paul Garner. Stanford, California, Stanford University Press, 2011. xiv, 319 pp. $65.00 US (cloth). The spectacular rise of...
British Naval Captains of the Seven Years' War: The View from the Quarterdeck
British Naval Captains of the Seven Years' War: The View from the Quarterdeck, by A.B. McLeod. Rochester, New York, The Boydell Press, 2012. x, 271 pp. $115 US (cloth). Historians of the eighteenth-century British Navy have long employed as part...
Changes of State: Nature and the Limits of the City in Early Modern Natural Law
Changes of State." Nature and the Limits of the City in Early Modern Natural Law, by Annabel S. Brett. Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press, 2011. xiv, 242 pp. $35.00 US (cloth). Annabel Brett's book is an accomplished study of the...
Conversions: Two Family Stories from the Reformation and Modern America
Conversions: Two Family Stories from the Reformation and Modern America, by Craig Harline. New Directions in Narrative History Series. New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University Press, 2011. xi, 301 pp. $27.50 Cdn (cloth). History is boring. Just ask...
Creating Cistercian Nuns: The Women's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne
Creating Cistercian Nuns: The Women 's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne, edited by Anne E. Lester. Ithaca, New York, Cornell University Press, 2011. xxiv, 261 pp. $45.00 US (cloth). With the appearance of Anne E....
Culture of Class: Radio and Cinema in the Making of a Divided Argentina, 1920-1946
Culture of Class: Radio and Cinema in the Making of a Divided Argentina, 1920-1946 by Matthew B. Karush. Durham, North Carolina, Duke University Press, 2012. xii, 276 pp. $23.95 US (paper). A poor girl is seduced by a wealthy young man and then...
Devising, Dying and Dispute: Probate Litigation in Early Modern England
Devising, Dying and Dispute: Probate Litigation in Early Modern England, by Lloyd Bonfield. Burlington, Vermont, Ashgate Publishing, 2012. xvi, 293 pp. $119.95 US (cloth). Few people currently think to turn to the wills, allegations, depositions,...
Excavating Modernity: The Roman Past in Fascist Italy
Excavating Modernity: The Roman Past in Fascist Italy, by Joshua Arthurs. Ithaca, New York, Cornell University Press 2012, xvi, 216 pp. $45.00 US (cloth). Is there anything left to say about Fascist Italy's connections to the country's Roman past?...
Exceptional Violence: Embodied Citizenship in Transitional Jamaica
Exceptional Violence." Embodied Citizenship in Transitional Jamaica, by Deborah A. Thomas. Durham, North Carolina, Duke University Press, 2012. xiv, 298 pp. $84.95 US (cloth). Post-independence discussions about Jamaica's violence range from esoteric...
Fevered Measures: Public Health and Race at the Texas-Mexico Border, 1848-1942
Fevered Measures: Public Health and Race at the Texas-Mexico Border, 1848-1942, by John Mckiernan-Gonzalez. Durham, North Carolina, Duke University Press, 2012. xviii, 417 pp. $94.95 US (cloth), $26.95 US (paper). This well researched and meticulously...
Fighting for the Soul of Germany: The Catholic Struggle for Inclusion after Unification
Fighting for the Soul of Germany." The Catholic Struggle for Inclusion after Unification, by Rebecca Ayako Bennette. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press, 2012. xii, 368 pp. $ 49.95 US (cloth). Many German Catholics found it difficult...
Founding a Balkan State: Albania's Experiment with Democracy 1920-1925
Founding a Balkan State: Albania's Experiment with Democracy 1920-1925, by Robert C. Austin. Toronto, Ontario, University of Toronto Press, 2012. xi, 237 pp. $48.00 US (cloth). In the last twenty or so years since the end of Enverist communism in...
Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America
Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America, by Jonathan Levy. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press, 2012. 432 pp. $35.00 US (cloth). In this fascinating and brilliant book about capitalist development in...
Freedom Burning: Anti-Slavery and Empire in Victorian Britain
Freedom Burning: Anti-Slavery and Empire in Victorian Britain, by Richard Huzzey. Ithaca, New York, Cornell University Press. 2012, xvi, 303 pp. $29.95 US (cloth). What becomes of abolitionism in Britain and throughout the British Empire after the...
George Buchanan: Political Thought in Early Modern Britain and Europe
George Buchanan: Political Thought in Early Modern Britain and Europe, edited by Caroline Erskine and Roger A. Mason. St. Andrews Studies in Reformation History. Farnham, Surrey, Ashgate Publishing, 2012. xvi, 315 pp. $125.00 US (cloth). Edited...
Language and Enlightenment: The Berlin Debates of the Eighteenth Century
Language and Enlightenment: The Berlin Debates of the Eighteenth Century, by Avi Lifschitz. Oxford Historical Monographs. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012. xii, 231 pp. $110.00 US (Cloth). Joseph de Maistre and the Legacy of Enlightenment,...
Mothers of Innovation: How Expanding Social Networks Gave Birth to the Industrial Revolution
Mothers of Innovation." How Expanding Social Networks Gave Birth to the Industrial Revolution, by Leonard Dudley. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. xxii, 275 pp. $67.99 US (cloth). Most studies of the Industrial...
Native Performers in Wild West Shows: From Buffalo Bill to Euro Disney
Native Performers in Wild West Shows: From Buffalo Bill to Euro Disney, by Linda Scarangella McNenly. Norman, Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma Press, 2012. xviii, 254 pp. $34.95 US (cloth). Linda Scarangella McNenly builds on the work of George...
Neither Physics nor Chemistry: A History of Quantum Chemistry
Neither Physics nor Chemistry: A History of Quantum Chemistry, by Kostas Gavroglu and Ana Simoes. Transformation: Studies in the History of Science and Technology. Cambridge, Massachusetts, MIT Press, 2012. xiv, 351 pp. $40.00 US (cloth). Kostas...
Olympic Visions: Images of the Games through History
Olympic Visions: Images of the Games through History, by Mike O'Mahony. London, Reaktion Books, 2012. 175 pp. $35.00 US (cloth). Olympic Visions is a handsome, beautifully-illustrated, well-written book. It was published in the belief that those...
Paper Memory: A Sixteenth-Century Townsman Writes His World
Paper Memory: A Sixteenth-Century Townsman Writes His World, by Matthew Lundin. Harvard Historical Studies, Volume 179. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press, 2012. 329 pp. $49.95 US (cloth). Hermann Weinsberg was an eccentric. Yet...
Picturing Heaven in Early China
Picturing Heaven in Early China, by Lillian Lan-ying Tseng. Harvard East Asian Monographs, No. 336. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press, 2011. xxiv, 446 pp. $69.95 US (cloth). For scholars interested in Chinese religions, early China...
Quaker Brotherhood: Interracial Activism and the American Friends Service Committee, 1917-1950
Quaker Brotherhood: Interracial Activism and the American Friends Service Committee, 1917-1950, by Allan W. Austin. Chicago, Illinois, University of Illinois Press, 2012. xii. 257 pp. $55.00 US (cloth). American Quakers are understandably proud...
Queensberry's Misrule: Reputation, Celebrity, and the Idea of the Victorian Gentleman
Sitting in prison, a bitter and broken Oscar Wilde came to lament that he had ever met the bewitching Lord Alfred Douglas. He characterised their friendship as the single cause of the destruction of his life and reputation. (1) While there is some...
Remaking the British Atlantic: The United States and the British Empire after American Independence
Remaking the British Atlantic. The United States and the British Empire after American Independence, by P.J. Marshall. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012. viii, 335 pp. $65.00 US (cloth). In the aftermath of the American Revolution, Britain and...
Sarajevo, 1941-1945: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Hitler's Europe
Sarajevo, 1941-1945: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Hitler's Europe, by Emily Greble. Ithaca, New York, Cornell University Press, 2012. xx, 276 pp. $35.00 US (cloth). During World War II, German occupation brought racial nationalism, genocide,...
Scholarship, Commerce, Religion: The Learned Book in the Age of Confessions
Scholarship, Commerce, Religion: The Learned Book in the Age of Confessions, 1560-1630, by Ian Maclean. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press, 2012. xvi, 380 pp. $49.95 US (cloth). Early on in Scholarship, Commerce, Religion: The Learned...
Scottish Orientalists and India: The Muir Brothers, Religion, Education and Empire
Scottish Orientalists and India: The Muir Brothers, Religion, Education and Empire, by Avril A. Powell. Worlds of the East India Company series. Rochester, New York, Boydell Press, 2010. xviii, 318 pp. $125.00 US (cloth). In this richly contextualised...
Smugglers, Brothels, and Twine: Historical Perspectives on Contraband and Vice in North America's Borderlands
Smugglers, Brothels, and Twine: Historical Perspectives on Contraband and Vice in North America's Borderlands, edited by Elaine Carey and Andrae M. Marak. Tucson, Arizona, University of Arizona Press, 2011. xii, 250 pp. $55.00 US (cloth). Over the...
Spaniards in the Colonial Empire: Creoles vs. Peninsulars?
Spaniards in the Colonial Empire: Creoles vs. Peninsulars? by Mark A. Burkholder. Viewpoints/Puntos de Vista: Themes and Interpretations in Latin American History. Malden, Maine, Wiley-Blackwell Press, 2013. xviii, 198 pp. $19.95 US (paper). The...
The Anglo-Irish Experience, 1680-1730: Religion, Identity and Patriotism
The Anglo-Irish Experience, 1680-1730: Religion, Identity and Patriotism, by D.W. Hayton. Irish Historical Monograph Series. Rochester, New York, Boydell Press, 2012. xviii, 225 pp. $115.00 US (cloth). In a publishing career stretching back to the...
The Cambridge History of Philosophy in Late Antiquity
The Cambridge History of Philosophy in Late Antiquity, edited by Lloyd P. Gerson. New York, Cambridge University Press, 2010. xi, 1284 pp., 2 vols. $240.00 US (cloth). Attitudes toward the study of Late Antiquity have changed dramatically in recent...
The Constitutional Origins of the American Revolution
The Constitutional Origins of the American Revolution, by Jack P. Greene. New Histories of American Law series. New York, Cambridge University Press, 2011. xxiv, 198 pp. $74.09 Cdn (cloth), $21.26 Cdn (paper). Few historians announce the historiographical...
The Correspondence of Michael Faraday
The Correspondence of Michael Faraday, edited by Frank A.J.L. James. 6 volumes: Volume I: 1811-1831 Volume II: 1832-1840 Volume III: 1841-1848 Volume IV: 1849-1855 Volume V: 1865-1860 Volume VI: 1860-1867 Volumes I-IV, London, The Institution...
The East India Company and Religion, 1698-1858
The East India Company and Religion, 1698-1858 by Penelope Carson. Worlds of the East India Company series, Volume 7. Woodbridge, Suffolk, Boydell Press, 2012. xii, 277 pp. $115.00 US (cloth). This book addresses whether or not the East India Company...
The Emergence of Concentrated Settlements in Medieval Western Europe: Explanatory Frameworks in the Historiography
The collapse of the economic and political structures connected to the Western Roman Empire led to a population nadir in many parts of Western Europe by the sixth and seventh centuries. Although recent literature has warned against exaggerating the...
The Expansion of Europe, 1250-1500
The Expansion of Europe, 1250-1500, by Michael North. Manchester Medieval Studies. Manchester, United Kingdom, Manchester University Press, 2012. xiv, 561 pp. $38.95 US (paper). Title and subtitle seem strangely mismatched, as by most accounts Christendom...
The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity
The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity, by Robert Louis Wilken. New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University Press, 2012. x, 388 pp. $35.00 US (cloth). In The First Thousand Years." A Global History of Christianity, Robert Louis Wilken...
The Holocaust and Historical Methodology
The Holocaust and Historical Methodology, edited by Dan Stone. Making Sense of History series. New York, Berghahn Books, 2012. xii, 323 pp. $95.00 US (cloth). As editor Dan Stone notes in his introduction to this useful collection of compact, largely...
The Other Zulus: The Spread of Zulu Ethnicity in Colonial South Africa
The Other Zulus: The Spread of Zulu Ethnicity in Colonial South Africa, by Michael R. Mahoney. Politics, History and Culture series. Durham, North Carolina, Duke University Press, 2012. xv, 293 pp. $89.95 US (cloth), $24.95 US (paper). In this work...
The Royal Navy and the German Threat 1901-1914: Admiralty Plans to Protect British Trade in a War against Germany
The Royal Navy and the German Threat 1901-1914: Admiralty Plans to Protect British Trade in a War against Germany, by Matthew S. Seligmann. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012. x, 186 pp. $110.00 US (cloth). Historians of the Royal Navy in the...
The Serpent and the Lamb: Cranach, Luther and the Making of the Reformation
The Serpent and the Lamb: Cranach, Luther and the Making of the Reformation, by Steven Ozment. New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University Press, 2011. x, 325 pp. $35.00 US (cloth). The title of this engaging and delightful book comes from the "copyright"...
Toward a History beyond Borders: Contentious Issues in Sino-Japanese Relations
Toward a History beyond Borders: Contentious Issues in Sino-Japanese Relations, edited by Daqing Yang, Jie Liu, Hiroshi Mitani, and Andrew Gordon. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press, 2012. xvi, 472 pp. $49.95 US (cloth). This volume...
War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865
War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, by James M. McPherson. Chapel Hill, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press, 2012. vii, 277 pp. $35.00 US (cloth). James M. McPherson is the leading historian of the American...
Wheel of Fortune: The Battle for Oil and Power in Russia
Wheel of Fortune: The Battle for Oil and Power in Russia, by Thane Gustafson. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press, 2012. viii, 662 pp. $39.95 US (cloth). This book tells a fascinating story of the role of oil in Russia's economy and...
When the Waves Ruled Britannia: Geography and Political Identities, 1500-1800
When the Waves Ruled Britannia. Geography and Political Identities, 1500-1800, by Jonathan Scott. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Cambridge University Press, 2011, xviii, 227 pp. $90.00 US (cloth), $32.00 US (paper). How was it that the agrarian societies...
Writing Mexican History
Writing Mexican History, by Eric Van Young. Stanford, California, Stanford University Press, 2012. xii, 338 pp. $85.00 US (cloth), $27.95 US (paper). Historians, unlike anthropologists, are not much given to confessional narratives. Beyond penning...
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