BOOK REVIEWS AND OTHER SHORT PIECES

Review of Martin Mulsow, ed., Kriminelle—Freidenker—Alchemisten. Räume des Untergrunds in der Frühen Neuzeit(Cologne/Weimar/Vienna: Bölau, 2014), forthcoming in German History (Spring 2015).

 

Review of A.G. Roeber, Hopes for Better Spouses: Protestant Marriage and Church Renewal in Early
Modern Europe, India, and North America (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013), forthcoming in Catholic Historical Review (Spring 2015).

 

Review of Maria R. Boes, Crime and Punishment in Early Modern Germany (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013), forthcoming in Central European History (March 2015).

 

Review of Mark Greengrass, Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517-1648: Book 5 of Allen Lane History of Europe (Allen Lane, 2014), forthcoming in the Times Literary Supplement.

 

Review of Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer, From Priest's Whore to Pastor's Wife: Clerical Marriage and the Process of Reform in the Early German Reformation (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2012),
in Journal of Modern History 86/1 (March 2014), 208-209.

 

Review of Matthew Lundin, Paper Memory: A Sixteenth-Century Townsman Writes His World (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012), in German Studies Review 37/1 (February 2014), 161-162.

 

Review of Lauro Martines, Furies: War in Europe, 1450-1700 (London: Bloomsbury, 2013), in the Times Literary Supplement (January 24, 2014), 25.

 

Review of Henry Bettenson and  Chris Maunder, eds., Documents of the Christian Church. Fourth edition. (Oxford University Press, Oxford/New York 2011), in Church History and Religious Culture 93/2 (Fall 2013), 302-303.

 

Review of William David Myers, Death and a Maiden: Infanticide and the Tragical History of Grethe Schmidt (Dekalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2011), in European History
Quarterly 43/2 (April 2013), 384-385.

 

Review of Hillay Zmora, The Feud in Early Modern Germany (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011), in the American Historical Review 117/5 (December 2012), 1677-1678.

 

Review ofSteven Ozment,  The Serpent and the Lamb: Cranach, Luther, and the Making of the
Reformation (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011), German Studies Review 35/3 (2012), 637-639.

 

Review of Debra Kaplan, Beyond Expulsion: Jews, Christians, and Reformantion Strasbourg (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2011), in Renaissance Quarterly 65/1 (Spring 2012), 260-61.

 

Review of Falk Bretschneider, Gefangene Gesellschaft. Eine Geschichte der Einsperrung in Sachsen im 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts (Contance: UVK, 2008), in Annales: Histoire, Sciences Sociales 67/1 (February 2012), 270-271.

 

Review of Susan Karant-Nunn, The Reformation of Feeling: Shaping the Religious Emotions in Early Modern Germany  (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), in Renaissance Quarterly 64/1 (Spring 2011), 266-267.

 

Review of Thomas Robisheaux, The Last Witch of Langenberg: Murder in a German Village (New York: Norton, 2009 ) in Journal of Social History (Winter 2010), 640-643.

 

Review of Jason Coy, Strangers and Misfits: Banishment, Social Control, and Authority in Early Modern Germany (Leiden: Brill, 2008), in Social History 35/3 (August 2010), 375-77.

 

“Theology of Marriage in the Western Churches,” in Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity, ed. Daniel M. Patte (Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010): 763-65.

 

Review of Thomas A. Brady, Jr., German Histories in the Age of Reformations, 1400–1650 (Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2009) in Renaissance Quarterly 63/1 (Spring, 2010), 214-215.

 

Review of Karen E. Spierling, Infant Baptism in Reformation Geneva: The Shaping of a Community, 1536–1564 (Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox, 2009), in Church History 79 (May 2010), 451-53.

 

Review of Nathan Rein, The Chancery of God: Protestant Print, Polemic and Propaganda against the Empire, Magdeburg 1546–1551 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008) in The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 61:0101 (December 2009), 188-89.

 

“Capuchins,” in The New Westminster Dictionary of Church History, ed. Robert Benedetto (Louisville/London: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008), 118-119.

 

“Disputations,” in The New Westminster Dictionary of Church History, ed. Robert Benedetto (Louisville/London: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008), 193-194.

 

“Edict of Worms,” in The New Westminster Dictionary of Church History, ed. Robert Benedetto (Louisville/London: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008), 674.

 

Review of Amy Leonard, Nails in the Wall: Catholic Nuns in Reformation Germany (Chicago: University of Chicago, 2005), in Journal of the American Academy of Religion 76 (March 2008), 195-198.

 

Review of R.W. Scribner and C. Scott Dixon, The German Reformation, second edition (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), in H-German (October 18, 2005).

 

Review of Norbert Schindler, Rebellion, Community and Custom in Early Modern Germany (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002), in The Historian 65/3 (Fall, 2004), 633-634.

 

Review of Helmut Puff, Sodomy in Reformation Germany and Switzerland, 1400-1600 (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2003), in Journal for the History of Sexuality  13/1 (January 2004), 116-119.

 

“Childhood and Childrearing,” in Europe 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the early modern world, ed. Jonathan Dewald (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2004), Volume I: 479-486.

 

“Family,” in Europe 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the early modern world, ed. Jonathan Dewald (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2004), Volume II: 356-363.

 

“Nuremberg,” in Europe 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the early modern world, ed. Jonathan Dewald (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2004),Volume IV: 302-304.

 

“Youth,” in Europe 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the early modern world, ed. Jonathan Dewald (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2004), Volume VI: 253-257.

 

Review of William W. Hagen, Ordinary Prussians:Brandenburg Junkers and Villagers, 1500-1800 (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002), in Renaissance Quarterly LVIII/2 (Spring 2004), 691-693.

 

Review of Doreen Fischer, Witwe als weiblicher Lebensentwurf in deutschen Texten des 13. Bis 16. Jahrhunderts (Frankfurt a. M.: Peter Lang, 2002), in Renaissance Quarterly LVII/4 (Winter 2003), 1247-1249.

 

Review of Rolande Grabes, Born to Procreate: Women and Childbirth in France from the Middle Ages to the Present (New York: Peter Lang, 2001), in Sixteenth Century Studies 34/1 (January 2003), 257.

 

Review of Susanna Burghartz, Zeiten der Reinheit, Orte der Unzucht: Ehe und Sexualität in Basel während der Frühen Neuzeit (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schönigh, 1999) in Central European History 35/3 (October 2002), 416-419.

 

Review of Steven Ozment, Ancestors: The Loving Family in Old Europe (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001) in Renaissance Quarterly LV/1 (Spring 2002), 316-318.

 

Review of Glenn W. Olsen, ed., Christian Marriage: A Historical Study (New York: Herder & Herder, 2001), in Theology Today 59/1(April 2002), 152-156.

 

Review of H. C. Erik Midelfort, A History of Madness in Sixteenth-Century Germany (Stanford: Stanford  University Press, 1999) in Renaissance Quarterly LIV/ 4.2 (Winter 2001), 1638-1639.

 

“History of Germany (20,000 words) in Encarta Encyclopedia (Microsoft, 1999).

 

“Holy Roman Empire,” in Encarta Encyclopedia (Microsoft, 1999).

 

“Hanseatic League,” in Encarta Encyclopedia (Microsoft, 1999).

 

“Charlemagne,” in Encarta Encyclopedia (Microsoft, 1999).

 

Review of Ulinka Rublack, The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany (Oxford: Oxford Clarendon Press, 1999), in Central European History 34/4 (2001), 566-568.

 

Review of Christoph Sachsse and Florian Tennstedt, eds., Geschichte der Armenfürsorge in Deutschland, Volume  I: Vom Spätmittelalter bis zum 1. Weltkrieg, Second Edition (Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer, 1998), in German History 17.4 (December 1999), 585-86.

 

Review of Martha C. Howell, The Marriage Exchange: Property, Social Place, and Gender in the Cities of the Low Countries, 1300-1550 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998), in Renaissance Quarterly, 52/3 (Fall 1999), 904-906.

 

Review of John Witte, Jr., From Sacrament to Contract: Marriage, Religion and law in the Western Tradition (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1997), in Sixteenth Century JournalXXX/2 (1999), 635-37.

 

Review of Erika Kartschoke, ed., Repetorium deutschsprachiger Ehelehren der Frühen Neuzeit: Vol. I/Part 1, Handschriften und Drucke der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin/Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Haus 2) (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 1996), in Sixteenth Century Journal XXIX/3 (1998), 794.

 

Review of C. Scott Dixon, The Reformation and Rural Society: The Parishes of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach, 1528-1603 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996), in American Historical Review 103/1 (February 1998), 207.

 

Review of Guido Marnef, Antwerp in the Age of Reformation: Underground Protestantism in a Commercial Metropolis, 1550-1577, transl. J.C. Grayson (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996, in Social History 22/2 (May 1997), 221-23.

 

Review of Miriam Usher Chrisman, Conflicting Visions of Reform: German Lay Propaganda Pamphlets, 1519-1530 (Atlantic Highlands: Humanities Press, 1996), in H-German (October 11, 1996), 1-2.

 

Review of Edward Muir and Guido Ruggiero, eds., History from Crime, transl. Corrada Bianno Curry, Margaret A. Gallucci, and Mary M. Gallucci (Selections from Quaderni Storici, 3) (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994); Frances E. Dolan, Dangerous Familiars: Representations of Domestic Crime in England, 1550-1700 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); Jenny Kermode and Garthine Walker, eds., Women, crime and the courts in early modern England (London: UCL Press, 1994), in Gender and History 8/1 (April 1996), 148-51.

 

Review of H. C. Erik Midelfort, Mad Princes of Renaissance Germany (Charlottesville: University of Virginia, 1994), in Renaissance Quarterly XLIX/1 (Winter 1996), 136-37.

 

Review of John K. Brackett, Criminal Justice and Crime in late Renaissance Florence, 1537-1609 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992), in Italian Quarterly XXXIII/127-28 (Winter/Spring 1996), 133.

 

Review of Stuart Woolf, ed., Domestic Strategies: Work and Family in France and Italy, 1600-1800 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991), in Italian Quarterly XXXIII/127-28 (Winter/Spring 1996), 134.

 

Review of Heiko A. Oberman, The Dawn of the Reformation: Essays in late medieval and early Reformation thought (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 1992), in Renaissance Quarterly XLVII/2 (Summer 1994), 416-17.

 

Review of Anthony Grafton, ed., Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library and Renaissance Culture (Library of Congress/Yale University Press, 1993), in America 170/12 (April 9, 1994), 31-33.

 

Review of T. H. Lloyd, England and the German Hanse, 1157-1611. A study of their trade and commercial diplomacy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991), in Renaissance Quarterly XLVI/4 (Winter 1993), 829-31.

 

Review of Heinz Schilling, Religion, Political Culture and the Emergence of Early Modern Society: Essays inGerman and Dutch History (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1992), in Sixteenth Century Journal XXIV/3 (1993), 730-32.

 

Review of Brian Short, ed., The English Rural Community: Image and Analysis (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992), in Renaissance Quarterly XLVI/4 (Winter 1993), 837-39.

 

Review of Susanna Burghartz, Leib, Ehre und Gut: Delinquenz in Zürich Endes des 14. Jahrhunderts (Zürich: Chronos Verlag, 1990), in Renaissance Quarterly XLVI/1 (Spring 1993), 178-79.

 

Review of Conrad Porta, Jungfrawenspiegel. Faksimiliedruck der Ausgabe von 1580, ed. Cornelia Niekuus Moore (Bern: Peter Lang, 1990), in Sixteenth Century Journal XXIV/1 (1993), 130-31.

 

Review of W. R. Lee and Eve Rosenhaft, eds., The State and Social Change in Germany, 1880-1960 (New York/Oxford/Munich: Berg, 1990), in German Studies Review (Fall 1992), 628-29.

 

Review of Thomas Robisheaux, Rural society and the search for order in early modern Germany (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989), in Histoire Sociale/Social History XXIII/48 (November 1990), 398-400.

 

Review of Gerhard Meyer, Zu den Anfängen der Strassburger Universität.  Neue Forschungsergebnisse zur Herkunft der Studentenschaft und zur verlorenen Matrikel, ed. Hans-Georg Rott and Matthias Meyer (Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1989), in Sixteenth Century Journal XXI/4 (Winter 1990), 738-39.

 

Review of Vera Sack, “Glauben” im Zeitalter des Glaubenskampfes; Eine Ode aus dem Strassburger Humanistenkreis und ihr wahrscheinliches Fortleben in Luthers Reformationslied “ Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott” (Freiburg im Breisgau: Freiburg i.Br. Universitätsbibliothek, 1988), in Sixteenth Century Journal XXI/2 (Summer 1990), 286-88.