Juan Juan Peng, Georgia Southern University3-4-2020
By tracing the history of Yudahua from the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century, this study analyzes a successful inland business model among textile companies in modern China. The steady growth of this enterprise relied primarily on its strategy to focus on low-end markets and to locate new mills in underdeveloped interior regions. This strategy further allowed the enterprise to pioneer industrialization in its host localities, demonstrating a major social and economic impact on the local societies. At the same time, Yudahua’s unique team leadership pattern—five leading families shared its ownership and management—made the business an ... Read more
Lisa L. Denmark, Georgia Southern University2019
Savannah's Midnight Hour argues that Savannah's development is best understood within the larger history of municipal finance, public policy, and judicial readjustment in an urbanizing nation. In providing such context, Lisa Denmark adds constructive complexity to the conventional Old South/New South dichotomous narrative, in which the politics of slavery, secession, Civil War, and Reconstruction dominate the analysis of economic development. Denmark shows us that Savannah's fiscal experience in the antebellum and postbellum years, while exhibiting some distinctively southern characteristics, also echoes a larger national experience. Her broad account of municipal decision making about improvement investment throughout the nineteenth century offers ... Read more
Vernon O. Egger, Georgia Southern University2018
A History of the Muslim World since 1260 continues the narrative begun by A History of the Muslim World to 1750 by tracing the development of Muslim societies, institutions, and doctrines from the time of the Mongol conquests through to the present day. It offers students a balanced coverage of Muslim societies that extend from Western Europe to Southeast Asia. Whereas it presents a multifaceted examination of Muslim cultures, it focuses on analysing the interaction between the expression of faith and contemporary social conditions.
This extensively updated second edition is now in full colour, and the chronology of the book ... Read more
Kathleen M. Comerford, Georgia Southern University; Gary W. Jenkins, Eastern University; and Torrance Kirby, McGill University2-20-2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Kathleen M. Comerford co-edited From Rome to Zurich, between Ignatius and Vermigli: Essays in honor of John Patrick Donnelly, S.J. alongside non-faculty members Gary W. Jenkins and Torrance Kelly.
Book Summary: From Rome to Zurich, between Ignatius and Vermigli brings notable scholars from the fields of Reformation and Early Modern studies to honor their friend, mentor, and colleague, John Patrick Donnelly with essays commensurate with his own broad interests and scholarship. Touching Protestant scholasticism, Reformation era life writing, Reformation polemics – both Protestant and Catholic – and with several on theology proper, inter alia, the ... Read more
Vernon O. Egger, Georgia Southern University2017
A History of the Muslim World to 1750 traces the development of Islamic civilization from the career of the Prophet Muhammad to the mid-eighteenth century. Encompassing a wide range of significant events within the period, its coverage includes the creation of the Dar al-Islam (the territory ruled by Muslims), the fragmentation of society into various religious and political groups including the Shi'ites and Sunnis, the series of catastrophes in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries that threatened to destroy the civilization, and the rise of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires.
Including the latest research from the last ten years, this ... Read more
Tonio Andrade, Emory University and Xing Hang, Brandeis University2-29-2016
Georgia Southern University faculty member Robert K. Batchelor authored "Maps, Calendars and Diagrams: Space and Time in Seventeenth-Century Maritime East Asia” in the publication Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samuri: Maritime East Asia in Global Hsitory, 1550-1700.
Book Summary: Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samurai traces the roots of modern global East Asia by focusing on the fascinating history of its seaways. The East Asian maritime realm, from the Straits of Malacca to the Sea of Japan, has been a core region of international trade for millennia, but during the long seventeenth century (1550 to 1700), the velocity and scale of commerce ... Read more
Kathleen M. Comerford, Georgia Southern University10-13-2016
Georgia Southern University faculty member Kathleen M. Comerford authored Jesuit Foundations and Medici Power, 1532-1621.
Book Summary: Jesuit Foundations and Medici Power, 1532-1621 focuses on the cooperation between two new foundations, the last Medici state and the Society of Jesus, spanning nearly a century, concentrating on the Jesuit foundations in Florence, Siena, and Montepulciano. As the Medici built and centralized their power in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, they sought to control both the civic and religious behavior of their citizens. They found partners in the Jesuits, whose educational program helped establish social order and maintain religious orthodoxy. Via a ... Read more
Jeffrey D. Burson, Georgia Southern University2-28-2015
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jeffrey D. Burson editedEighteenth-Century Thought.
Book Summary: Eighteenth-Century Thought is an international, interdisciplinary annual founded for the purpose of advancing the study of the long eighteenth century from c. 1650 to the end of the Atlantic and European Revolutionary Era (c. 1750–1850). The annual publishes research pertinent to the fields of Revolutionary Europe, the history of the Atlantic world, the Enlightenment, the globalization of thought and culture between c. 1650–1850, the history of political thought and philosophy, eighteenth-century cultural and literary studies, history of science, legal history, the intersection of Enlightenment and religion, as well ... Read more
Jeffrey D. Burson, Georgia Southern University and Jonathan Wright, University of Oxford10-29-2015
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jeffrey D. Burson co-authored The Jesuit Suppression in Global Context: Causes, Events, and Consequences. He authored “Between Power and Enlightenment: The Cultural and Intellectual Context for the Jesuit Suppression in France” and “Introduction: Towards a New History of Jesuit Suppression in Global Context” in the publication.
Book Summary: In 1773, Pope Clement XIV suppressed the Society of Jesus, a dramatic, puzzling act that had a profound impact. This volume traces the causes of the attack on the Jesuits, the national expulsions that preceded universal suppression, and the consequences of these extraordinary developments. The Suppression occurred ... Read more
Robert Batchelor, Georgia Southern University1-6-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty member Robert Batchelor authored London: The Selden Map and the Making of a Global City, 1549-1687.
Book Summary: If one had looked for a potential global city in Europe in the 1540s, the most likely candidate would have been Antwerp, which had emerged as the center of the German and Spanish silver exchange as well as the Portuguese spice and Spanish sugar trades. It almost certainly would not have been London, an unassuming hub of the wool and cloth trade with a population of around 75,000, still trying to recover from the onslaught of the Black ... Read more
Jeffrey D. Burson, Georgia Southern University and Ulrich L. Lehner, Marquette University5-30-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jeffrey D. Burson co-edited Enlightenment and Catholicism in Europe: A Transnational History.
Book Summary: In recent years, historians have rediscovered the religious dimensions of the Enlightenment. This volume offers a thorough reappraisal of the so-called “Catholic Enlightenment” as a transnational Enlightenment movement. This Catholic Enlightenment was at once ultramontane and conciliarist, sometimes moderate but often surprisingly radical, with participants active throughout Europe in universities, seminaries, salons, and the periodical press.
In Enlightenment and Catholicism in Europe: A Transnational History, the contributors, primarily European scholars, provide intellectual biographies of twenty Catholic Enlightenment figures across eighteenth-century Europe, ... Read more
Politics, Gender, and Belief. The Long-Term Impact of the Reformation: Essays in Memory of Robert M. Kingdon
Kathleen M. Comerford, Georgia Southern University; Amy Nelson-Burnett, University of Nebraska; and Karin Maag, Calvin College11-13-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty member Kathleen M. Comerford co-edited Politics, Gender, and Belief. The Long-Term Impact of the Reformation: Essays in Memory of Robert M. Kingdon alongside non-faculty members Amy Nelson-Burnett and Karin Maag.
She also authored “Cosimo I dei Medici’s Cooperation with the Jesuits in Creating a Christian Realm in His Expanding State” in the publication.
Book Summary: This volume is a posthumous festschrift honoring the memory and research of the late Robert M. Kingdon. The ten contributions in this work are authored by several of his former students and fellow scholars. The contributions are divided into three main ... Read more
Peter Mancall and Daniela Bleichmar6-5-2013
Georgia Southern University faculty member Robert K. Batchelor authored “Crying a Muck: Collecting, Domesticity and Anomie in Seventeenth-Century Banten and England” in the publication Collecting Across Cultures.
Brett C. McInelly8-1-2013
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jeffrey D. Burson authored “Buddhism as Caricature: China and the Legitimation of Natural Religion in the Enlightenment” in the publication Religion in the Age of Enlightenment.
Book Summary: Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (RAE) publishes scholarly examinations of (1) religion and religious attitudes and practices during the age of Enlightenment; (2) the impact of the Enlightenment on religion, religious thought, and religious experience; and (3) the ways religion informed Enlightenment ideas and values, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including, but not limited to, history, theology, literature, philosophy, the social and physical sciences, economics, ... Read more
Joseph W. Postell and Jonathan O'Neill, Georgia Southern University11-12-2013
During the Progressive Era (1880-1920), leading thinkers and politicians transformed American politics. Historians and political scientists have given a great deal of attention to the progressives who effected this transformation. Yet relatively little is known about the conservatives who opposed these progressive innovations, despite the fact that they played a major role in the debates and outcomes of this period of American history. These early conservatives represent a now-forgotten source of inspiration for modern American conservatism. This volume gives these constitutional conservatives their first full explanation and demonstrates their ongoing relevance to contemporary American conservatism.
William T. Allison, Georgia Southern University7-16-2012
Georgia Southern University faculty member William T. Allison authored My Lai: An American Atrocity in the Vietnam War.
Book Summary: On March 16, 1968, American soldiers killed as many as five hundred Vietnamese men, women, and children in a village near the South China Sea. In My Lai William Thomas Allison explores and evaluates the significance of this horrific event. How could such a thing have happened? Who (or what) should be held accountable? How do we remember this atrocity and try to apply its lessons, if any?
My Lai has fixed the attention of Americans of various political stripes ... Read more
William T. Allison, Georgia Southern University10-2-2012
Georgia Southern University faculty member William T. Allison authored The Gulf War, 1990-1991.
Book Summary: In August 1990, Saddam Hussein's Iraqi forces boldly invaded and occupied neighboring Kuwait. It was a move that shocked the world and threatened the interests of those countries, such as the USA and the nations of Europe, dependent on oil from the Middle East. The ensuing Gulf War signaled, for many, a new dawn in warfare: one based upon lethal technology, low casualties, and quick decisive victory.
Incorporating the latest scholarship, William Thomas Allison provides a concise overview of the origins, key events and legacy ... Read more
William T. Allison, Georgia Southern University; Jeffrey G. Grey, Australian Defence Force Academy; and Janet G. Valentine, US Army Command and General Staff College7-12-2012
Georgia Southern University faculty member William T. Allison co-authored American Military History: A Survey from Colonial Times to the Present alongside non-faculty members Jeffrey G. Grey and Janet G. Valentine.
Book Summary: American Military History is uniquely tailored to American military history courses. Organized chronologically, the text begins at the point of European conflict with Native Americans and concludes with military affairs in the early 21st century.
The content and style will appeal to history majors and non-majors and is designed to allow instructors flexibility in the structure of their course.
Companion Website: http://www.routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/9780205898503/
Kevin L. Cope and Scott Paul Gordon7-30-2012
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jeffrey D. Burson authored “Reassessing the Role of the Abbé in Enlightenment Paris” in the publication Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era, 1650-1850.
Nicholas C. J. Pappas1-1-2012
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jeffrey D. Burson authored “The Transnational Dimensions of Jesuit Theological Enlightenment: Father Claude G. Buffier in the Scottish and French Enlightenments” in the publication History and Culture: Essays on the European Past.
David Sabean and Malina Stefanovska7-9-2012
Georgia Southern University faculty member Robert K. Batchelor authored “A Taste for the Interstitial (間): Translating Space from Beijing to London” in the publication Spaces of the Self.
William T. Allison, Georgia Southern University3-19-2008
Georgia Southern University faculty member William T. Allison authored The Tet Offensive: A Brief History with Documents.
Book Summary: With Americans turning against the war in ever greater numbers, struggles for power between the government and the military, and no end in sight to the fighting, the Tet Offensive of 1968 proved to be the turning point of the Vietnam War. In The Tet Offensive, historian William Thomas Allison provides a clear, concise overview of the major events and issues surrounding the Tet Offensive, and compiles carefully selected primary sources to illustrate the complex military, political, and public decisions that ... Read more
William T. Allison, Georgia Southern University and Susan J. Matt, Weber State University6-27-2008
Georgia Southern University faculty member William T. Allison co-edited Dreams, Myth, and Reality: Utah and the American West alongside non-faculty member Sarah J. Matt.
Book Summary: During the settlement of the West, through the Civil War and Gold Rush periods, the average Anglo household consisted of two or three bachelor farmers or miners. The nuclear Ingalls family from Little House of the Prairie was less typical than Bonanza’s Cartwright family with three boys, a father, and a male cook.
There were exceptions. The Willamette Valley in Oregon was settled by traditional families who carved out a middle-class existence on small ... Read more
Kathleen M. Comerford, Georgia Southern University10-5-2006
Georgia Southern University faculty member Kathleen M. Comerford authored Reforming Priests and Parishes: Tuscan Dioceses in the First Century of Seminary Education.
Book Summary: Reforming Priests and Parishes consists of case studies of diocesan seminaries in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and the Republic of Lucca from 1563-1660s. The major cases are Arezzo, Siena, Volterra and Lucca, and the dioceses and institutions are examined in their financial, educational, and religious milieux. Several other cases--Florence, Montepulciano, Pienza, and Pisa--are treated in less detail to provide contextual interpretative focal points. Most of the seminaries have never been treated in English-language studies before, ... Read more
Kathleen M. Comerford, Georgia Southern University and Hilmar M. Pabel, Simon Fraser University12-22-2002
Georgia Southern University faculty member Kathleen M. Comerford co-edited Early Modern Catholicism: Essays in Honour of John W. O'Malley, S.J. alongside non-faculty member Hilmar M. Pabel.
Book Summary: The so-called Counter- or Catholic Reformation has traditionally been viewed as a monolith. John O'Malley, a distinguished scholar of the Renaissance and Reformation, has decisively challenged this interpretation, emphasizing the variety, vitality, and complexity of Catholicism in the early modern era. The essays in Early Modern Catholicism, written in O'Malley's honour, present new research on subjects ranging from art in China to popular religion, from new religious orders to colonial architecture, and ... Read more