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Dima Hurlbut deposited Review of Lovemore Togarasei (ed.), Aspects of Pentecostal Christianity in Zimbabwe (New York, NY: Springer, 2018), Nova Religio 23, no. 4 in the group History on Humanities Commons 4 months ago
This is a review published in Nova Religio.
Dima Hurlbut deposited Review of Ebenezer Obadare, Pentecostal Republic: Religion and the Struggle for State Power in Nigeria (London, UK: Zed Books, 2018), Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 41, nos. 3-4 in the group History on Humanities Commons 4 months ago
This is a book review published in Pneuma.
Dima Hurlbut deposited Review of Charlotte Walker-Said, Faith, Power and Family: Christianity and Social Change in French Cameroon (Woodbridge, UK: James Currey, 2018), International Journal of African Historical Studies 52, no. 3 in the group History on Humanities Commons 4 months ago
This is book review published in the International Journal of African Historical Studies.
Dima Hurlbut deposited Review of Douglas Thomas and Temilola Alanamu (eds.), African Religions: Beliefs and Practices Through History (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2019), Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 56, no. 11 in the group History on Humanities Commons 4 months ago
This is a book review published in Choice.
This paper analyzes the perception of the Eastern European revolutions of 1989
through the Chilean press, in the context of the process of political change that Chile was experiencing
at that time. The research relies on the critical review of various contemporary media:
newspapers, magazines, and written testimonials, which allow us to…[Read more]
From the last quarter of the eighteenth century, the caliphal status and the legitimacy of the Ottoman sultans were constantly and increasingly challenged. One of the most effective and powerful tools that they utilized in order to strengthen their diminishing image in the eyes of their subjects was the re-appropriation of sacred places, either by…[Read more]
This paper analyzes the position of the Chilean Catholic Church in the debate on national development and the Alliance for Progress that took place in the
country during 1961-1970. The Church participated in the public discussion through the magazine Mensaje, in which positions were opposed between economic (material) development and spiritual…[Read more]
Rita Singer deposited Liberating Britain from Foreign Bondage: A Welsh Revision of the Wars of the Roses in L. M. Spooner’s Gladys of Harlech; or, The Sacrifice (1858) in the group History on Humanities Commons 5 months, 2 weeks ago
In the ten years following the publication of the infamous Reports on the State of Education in Wales (1847) that had classified the Welsh population as a vice-ridden nation of working-class drunkards and promiscuous hoydens, the middle-classes in Wales strongly rejected this Anglo-centric condemnation at first in the press and, later on, in…[Read more]
“Foreword.” YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies 2 (2020): 3
The first Aswan Dam was built at the dawn of the twentieth century and celebrated as a triumph of imperial engineering. Five years after its completion, workers returned to extend the dam. Photographer D. S. George recorded both the building and extension projects for the Egyptian Public Works Department in a series of images that give a unique…[Read more]
In an article that exposes the roots of Brexit-era Germanophobia, Rita Singer details how Welsh press coverage and poetry about U-Boat attacks on Welsh ships evolved into racialised depictions of German U-Boat combatants as ‘Huns’, monsters, ghouls and Satanic fiends
This is a chapter about the Chilean experience toward Democracy (1983-1990).
Overlooking Lago di Orta in the foothills of the Northern Italian Alps, the Renaissance-era Sacro Monte di Orta (a UNESCO World Heritage site) is spectacle and hagiography, theme park and treatise. Sacro Monte di Orta is a sacred mountain complex that extolls the life of St. Francis of Assisi through fresco, statuary, and built environment.…[Read more]
John R. Palandech was a well-known immigrant publisher, politician, and entrepreneur in Chicago from the Gilded Age to the post–World War II era. This article retraces his biography and crosses it with the transatlantic political, cultural, and economic world Palandech was a part of and actor in. At the core of this study is a collection of l…[Read more]
Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity begins at the inception of the Catholic Church and deals with the election of the present Pope, and thus is contemporary yet rooted in history. Histories of religious traditions need not be unwieldy. They could be pointers to all the important references to literature on the subject. This book is a…[Read more]
Stacy Fahrenthold deposited “Claimed by Turkey as Subjects”: Ottoman Migrants, Foreign Passports, and Syrian Nationality in the Americas, 1915–1925 in the group History on Humanities Commons 8 months, 1 week ago
Unofficial Description: In Arab American studies, it’s long been understood that Syrian immigrants became “legally white” in 1915’s George Dow v United States. This access to whiteness was critical in getting access to US citizenship. However, US laws governing Syrian racial status also bore implications beyond the US context. Starting with Dow…[Read more]
Mark Bray is a historian of human rights, terrorism, and political radicalism in Modern Europe as well as a political organizer. This interview outlines what fascism is, the history of anti-fascist resistance, the debate surrounding free-speech, anti-imperialism, World War II, and the Trump Era.
Mark Bray is a political organizer and historian…[Read more]
This is the uncorrected proofs version of my review of Ingrid Rembold’s Conquest and Christianization for The Mediaeval Journal. Some wording may differ from the final published version. Please refer to the journal website.
Tiago Queimada e Silva deposited Mixed Marriages, Moorish Vices and Military Betrayals: Christian-Islamic Confluence in Count Pedro’s Book of Lineages in the group History on Humanities Commons 9 months ago
This article deals with representations of Christian-Islamic confluence in the medieval Portuguese genealogical compilation known as Livro de Linhagens do Conde D. Pedro (Count Pedro’s Book of Lineages), assembled in the mid-fourteenth century by Count Pedro of Barcelos. Several narratives dealing with the non-military interaction of Christians a…[Read more]
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