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History: Reviews of New Books

ISSN (printed): 0361-2759. ISSN (electronic): 1930-8280.

Few reviews can keep students and scholars better informed than History: Reviews of New Books. With about 100 book reviews per quarter - covering all geographic areas and time periods from Ancient Egypt to the present - the journal provides a cross-section of the state of historical scholarship today. The reviews are short (about 450 words), authoritative (written only by professional historians), and timely (with rare exceptions, all books reviewed have been published in the last year). The reviews outline and evaluate the author's arguments, describe the sources used in the research, and place it in the context of other scholarship. History is an invaluable tool for professors planning course syllabi, for graduate students trying to keep ahead of cutting-edge work, for libraries that make regular acquisitions, and for anyone interested in general nonfiction. Reviews often provide nonspecialists with insightful glimpses into the past that may pique more sustained interest.

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