Books Recently Reviewed in MHRA Journals

Reviews published in October to December 2016

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MHRA journals have been reviewing new additions to the scholarly literature since 1905. This page lists the reviews published by us in the quarter October to December 2016, alphabetised by the first-named author or editor of the book being reviewed.

Aitamurto, Kaarina and Simpson, Scott (eds), Modern Pagan and Native Faith Movements in Central and Eastern Europe: reviewed by Ruta Skriptaite in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Antonello, Pierpaolo and Heather Webb, Mimesis, Desire, and the Novel: René Girard and Literary Criticism: reviewed by Iwona Janicka in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Åslund, Anders, Ukraine: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It: reviewed by Andrew Wilson in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Astapova, Anastasiya, Negotiating Belarusianness: Political Folklore Betwixt and Between: reviewed by Arnold McMillin in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Bailey, Matthew, The Poetics of Speech in the Medieval Spanish Epic: reviewed by Anthony Lappin in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Barrientos, José-Luis García, La razón pertinaz: teoría y teatro actual en español: reviewed by Federico López-Terra in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Berlina, Alexandra, Brodsky Translating Brodsky: Poetry in Self-Translation: reviewed by Natalia Rulyova in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Blakesley, Rosalind P. and Samu, Margaret (eds), From Realism to the Silver Age: New Studies in Russian Artistic Culture. Essays in Honor of Elizabeth Kridl Valkenier: reviewed by Nicola Kozicharow in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Boe, Ana de Freitas and Abby Coykendall, Heteronormativity in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture: reviewed by Kim Simpson in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Boehm, Katharina, Charles Dickens and the Sciences of Childhood: Popular Medicine, Child Health and Victorian Culture: reviewed by Laura Peters in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Cadier, David and Light, Margot (eds), Russia's Foreign Policy: Ideas, Domestic Politics and External Relations: reviewed by Peter J. S. Duncan in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Castro, Paul Melo e, Lengthening Shadows: reviewed by Cielo G. Festino in Authoritarian States and Corporatism in Portugal and Brazil (text at JSTOR)

Chandler, Andrea, Democracy, Gender, and Social Policy in Russia: A Wayward Society: reviewed by Richard C. M. Mole in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Clark, Roland, Holy Legionary Youth: Fascist Activism in Interwar Romania: reviewed by Rebecca Ann Haynes in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Conter, Claude D. and Birgit Schuhbeck, ‘Habe das Theater immer geliebt — wie fast alle geistigen deutschen’: Klaus Mann und das Theater: reviewed by Karina Von Lindeiner-Stráský in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Courtney, Cecil P. and Jenny Mander, Raynal's ‘Histoire des deux Indes’: Colonialism, Networks and Global Exchange: reviewed by David Allen Harvey in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Cowley, Christopher, The Philosophy of Autobiography: reviewed by Catherine Rodgers in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Curvelo, Alexandra, Nanban Folding Screen Masterpieces: Japan-Portugal XVIIth Century: reviewed by Jeremy Roe in Authoritarian States and Corporatism in Portugal and Brazil (text at JSTOR)

David-Fox, Michael; Holquist, Peter and Martin, Alexander M. (eds), Fascination and Enmity: Russia and Germany as Entangled Histories, 1914–1945: reviewed by Nicole Eaton in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Destivelle, Hyacinthe, O. P., Michael Plekon and Vitaly Permiakov, Jerry Ryan, The Moscow Council (1917–1918): The Creation of the Conciliar Institutions of the Russian Orthodox Church: reviewed by Simon Dixon in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Dunnett, Jane, The ‘mito americano’ and Italian Literary Culture under Fascism: reviewed by Anita Virga in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Faggionato, Raffaella, L'alambicco di Lev Tolstoj. ‘Guerra e Pace’ e la massoneria russa: reviewed by Laura Rossi in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Fichtner, Paula Sutter, The Habsburgs: Dynasty, Culture and Politics: reviewed by Ian D. Armour in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Fielding, Nick, South to the Great Steppe: The Travels of Thomas and Lucy Atkinson in Eastern Kazakhstan, 1847–1852: reviewed by Michael Hughes in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

First, Joshua, Ukrainian Cinema: Belonging and Identity During the Soviet Thaw: reviewed by JJ Gurga in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Forcer, Stephen, Dada as Text, Thought and Theory: reviewed by Elza Adamowicz in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Frary, Lucien J., Russia and the Making of Modern Greek Identity, 1821–1844: reviewed by Orel Beilinson in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Gel′man, Vladimir, Authoritarian Russia: Analyzing Post-Soviet Regime Changes: reviewed by John P. Willerton in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Gellately, Robert, Stalin's Curse: Battling for Communism in War and Cold War: reviewed by Mike Bowker in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Gibson, Richard Hughes, Forgiveness in Victorian Literature: Grammar, Narrative, and Community: reviewed by Jeremy Tambling in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Gilbert, George, The Radical Right in Late Imperial Russia: Dreams of a True Fatherland?: reviewed by Jonathan Daly in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Gregory, Serge Vladimir, Antosha and Levitasha: The Shared Lives and Art of Anton Chekhov and Isaac Levitan: reviewed by Cynthia Marsh in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Hillis, Faith, Children of Rus′: Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation: reviewed by David Saunders in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Hønneland, Geir, Russia and the Arctic: Environment, Identity and Foreign Policy: reviewed by Denis J. B. Shaw in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Ings-Chambers, Caroline, Louisa Waterford and John Ruskin: ‘For you have not Falsely Praised’: reviewed by John Batchelor in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Kleberg, Lars and Semenenko, Aleksei (eds), Aksenov and the Environs: reviewed by Dennis G. Ioffe in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Komaromi, Ann, Uncensored: Samizdat Novels and the Quest for Autonomy in Soviet Dissidence: reviewed by Martin Dewhirst in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Leeder, Karen, Rereading East Germany: The Literature and Film of the GDR: reviewed by Stephan Ehrig in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Lehtinen, Jenni M., Narrative and National Allegory in Rómulo Gallegos's Venezuela: reviewed by Nicholas Roberts in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Lieven, Dominic, Towards the Flame: Empire, War, and the End of Tsarist Russia: reviewed by Joshua Sanborn in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Marnette, Sophie, John F. Levy, and Leslie Zarker Morgan, ‘Si sai encor moult bon estoire, chançon moult bone et anciene’: Studies in the Text and Context of Old French Narrative in Honour of Joseph J. Duggan: reviewed by Lucas Wood in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Mayorga, Juan, Emilio Peral Vega, Hamelin; La tortuga de Darwin: reviewed by Simon Breden in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

McLelland, Nicola, German through English Eyes: A History of Language Teaching and Learning in Britain 1500–2000: reviewed by Nils Langer in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Medeiros, Paulo de, Pessoa's Geometry of the Abyss: Modernity and the ‘Book of Disquiet’: reviewed by Rui Miranda in Authoritarian States and Corporatism in Portugal and Brazil (text at JSTOR)

Merchant, Peter and Catherine Waters, Dickens and the Imagined Child: reviewed by Gill Ballinger in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Mets, Guillebert De, Evelyn Mullally, Description de la ville de Paris 1434: reviewed by Hannah Morcos in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Mitchell, Katharine, Italian Women Writers: Gender and Everyday Life in Fiction and Journalism 1870-1910: reviewed by Monica Streifer in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Mondry, Henrietta, Political Animals: Representing Dogs in Modern Russian Culture: reviewed by Muireann Maguire in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Monti, Vincenzo, Stefania Bozzi, In morte di Ugo Bassville: reviewed by Barbara Tanzi-Imbri in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Morgan, Marcyliena H., Speech Communities: reviewed by Marco Tamburelli in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Obydenkova, Anastassia and Libman, Alexander (eds), Autocratic and Democratic External Influences in Post-Soviet Eurasia: reviewed by Stephen Hall in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Pease, Allison, The Cambridge Companion to ‘To the Lighthouse’: reviewed by Nell Wasserstrom in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Péclard, Didier, Les Incertitudes de la nation en Angola: aux racines sociales de l'Unita: reviewed by Iracema Dulley in Authoritarian States and Corporatism in Portugal and Brazil (text at JSTOR)

Pérez, Kristina, The Myth of Morgan la Fey: reviewed by Andrew Breeze in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Piramus, Denis, D. W. Russell, Kathryn A. Smith, La Vie Seint Edmund le Rei: reviewed by Jade Bailey in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Pitts, Brent A., The Anglo-Norman Gospel Harmony: A Translation of the ‘Estoire de l'Evangile’ (Dublin, Christ Church Cathedral C6.1.1, Liber niger): reviewed by Olivia Robinson in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Polcini, Valentina, Dino Buzzati and Anglo-American Culture: The Re-use of Visual and Narrative Texts in his Fantastic Fiction: reviewed by Matthew Reza in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Poole, DeWitt Clinton, Lorraine M. Lees and William S. Rodner, An American Diplomat in Bolshevik Russia: reviewed by Richard B. Spence in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Preusser, Heinz-Peter, Pathische Ästhetik: Ludwig Klages und die Urgeschichte der Postmoderne: reviewed by Paul Bishop in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Rowland, Jenny, A Selection of Early Welsh Saga Poems: reviewed by Alderik H. Blom in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Rubin, Eli, Amnesiopolis: Modernity, Space, and Memory in East Germany: reviewed by A. Saunders in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Sannikov, Andrei, Catherine A. Fitzpatrick, My Story: Belarusian Amerikanka or Elections under Dictatorship: reviewed by Arnold McMillin in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Skomp, Elizabeth A. and Sutcliffe, Benjamin M., Helena Goscilo, Ludmila Ulitskaya and the Art of Tolerance: reviewed by Marja Sorvari in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Smele, Jonathan D., The ‘Russian’ Civil Wars, 1916–1926: Ten Years That Shook the World: reviewed by Rex A. Wade in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Smith, Stephen A. (ed), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism: reviewed by Kevin Morgan in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Sperling, Matthew, Visionary Philology: Geoffrey Hill and the Study of Words: reviewed by James Underwood in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Suchland, Jennifer, Economies of Violence: Transnational Feminism, Postsocialism, and the Politics of Sex Trafficking: reviewed by Celia Donert in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Sussex, Matthew and Kanet, Roger E. (eds), Russia, Eurasia, and the New Geopolitics of Energy: Confrontation and Consolidation: reviewed by R. Dannreuther in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Tobin, Robert Deam, Peripheral Desires: The German Discovery of Sex: reviewed by Cyd Sturgess in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Vega, Emilio Peral, Pierrot/Lorca: White Carnival of Black Desire: reviewed by David George in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Viestenz, William, By the Grace of God: Francoist Spain and the Sacred Roots of Political Imagination: reviewed by Gregorio Alonso in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Volodarsky, Boris, Stalin's Agent: The Life and Death of Alexander Orlov: reviewed by Richard B. Spence in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Wagner-Rundell, Benedict, Common Wealth, Common Good: The Politics of Virtue in Early-Modern Poland-Lithuania: reviewed by Richard Butterwick-Pawlikowski in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Walker, Greg, The Oxford Anthology of Tudor Drama: reviewed by J. A. George in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Wilcken, Viola, Historische Umgangssprachen zwischen Sprachwirklichkeit und literarischer Gestaltung: Formen, Funktionen und Entwicklungslinien des ‘Missingsch’: reviewed by Timothy C. Jacob-Owens in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)

Williams, Brian Glyn, The Crimean Tatars: From Soviet Genocide to Putin's Conquest: reviewed by Andrew Wilson in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Yekelchyk, Serhy, The Conflict in Ukraine: What Everyone Needs to Know: reviewed by Richard Sakwa in SEER 94.4 (text at JSTOR)

Zipes, Jack, The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales, second edition: reviewed by Michael Newton in MLR 111.4 (text at JSTOR)