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New Books in History

New Books in History

Podcast Host: Marshall Poe

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Website: http://newbooksinhistory.com

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Discussions with historians about their new books.

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Ovamir Anjum, “Politics, Law, and Community in Islamic Thought: The Taymiyyan Moment”  play >

Ovamir Anjum, “Politics, Law, and Community in Islamic Thought: The Taymiyyan Moment”

8/22/2014 | Download File (30.65 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in Islamic Studies] In Politics, Law, and Community in Islamic Thought: The Taymiyyan Moment (Cambridge University Press, 2012), Ovamir Anjum explores a timely topic, even though his focus is hundreds of years in the past. In order to present his topic Professor Anjum asks a series of foundational questions, such as: How have Muslims understood ideal government [...]

Ovamir Anjum, “Politics, Law, and Community in Islamic Thought: The Taymiyyan Moment”  play >

Ovamir Anjum, “Politics, Law, and Community in Islamic Thought: The Taymiyyan Moment”

8/22/2014 | Download File (30.65 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in Islamic Studies] In Politics, Law, and Community in Islamic Thought: The Taymiyyan Moment (Cambridge University Press, 2012), Ovamir Anjum explores a timely topic, even though his focus is hundreds of years in the past. In order to present his topic Professor Anjum asks a series of foundational questions, such as: How have Muslims understood ideal government [...]

David B. Dennis, “Inhumanities: Nazi Interpretations of Western Culture”  play >

David B. Dennis, “Inhumanities: Nazi Interpretations of Western Culture”

8/8/2014 | Download File (24.50 MB) - right click to download

I occasionally teach Western Civilization and you may have taken it in college. We all know the drill: Greeks-Romans-Dark Ages-Middle Ages-Renaissance-Reformation-Scientific Revolution-Enlightenment-Romanticism-Modernity. Or something like that. I teach Western Civilization as a “march of ideas”: Reason, Beauty, Freedom, Equality, Justice (caps intended) and the like. This way of telling the tale is sort of Whiggish, [...]

David B. Dennis, “Inhumanities: Nazi Interpretations of Western Culture”  play >

David B. Dennis, “Inhumanities: Nazi Interpretations of Western Culture”

8/8/2014 | Download File (24.50 MB) - right click to download

I occasionally teach Western Civilization and you may have taken it in college. We all know the drill: Greeks-Romans-Dark Ages-Middle Ages-Renaissance-Reformation-Scientific Revolution-Enlightenment-Romanticism-Modernity. Or something like that. I teach Western Civilization as a “march of ideas”: Reason, Beauty, Freedom, Equality, Justice (caps intended) and the like. This way of telling the tale is sort of Whiggish, [...]

David N. Livingstone, “Dealing with Darwin: Place, Politics, and Rhetoric in Religious Engagements with Evolution”  play >

David N. Livingstone, “Dealing with Darwin: Place, Politics, and Rhetoric in Religious Engagements with Evolution”

8/6/2014 | Download File (33.10 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in Science, Technology, and Society] David N. Livingstone’s new book traces the processes by which communities of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that shared the same Scottish Calvinist heritage engaged with Darwin and Darwinians in different local contexts. Dealing with Darwin: Place, Politics, and Rhetoric in Religious Engagements with Evolution (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014) locates [...]

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