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Recent books by Dartmouth authors

These recent titles by Dartmouth authors are on display during winter term at Berry Main Street in the Baker-Berry Library. To have your book considered for the Library's next Dartmouth Authors Book Display, email Miguel Valladares, Romance languages reference bibliographer, or call 646-2833.

cubaCuba Singing With Bright Tears

By Virginia C. Beahan, senior lecturer in studio art

Pond Press, 2009

 

 

hakkaHakka Soul: Memories, Migrations, and Meals

By Woon-Ping Chin, visiting professor of English

University of Hawaii Press, 2008

 

 

 

 

horsesHorses Like Lightning: A Story of Passage Through the Himalayas

By Sienna Craig, assistant professor of anthropology

Wisdom Publications, 2008

 

 

 

crossingCrossing Boundaries: Gender, the Public, and the Private in Contemporary Muslim Societies

Edited by Dale F. Eickelman, the Ralph and Richard Lazarus Professor of Anthropology and Human Relations

Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, 2008

 

africanAfrican Cherokees in Indian Territory: From Chattel to Citizens

By Celia E. Naylor, associate professor of history

University of North Carolina Press, 2008

 

 

 

faithThe Faith of Scientists in Their Own Wordsfrankenberry

Edited with commentary by Nancy K. Frankenberry, the John Phillips Professor of Religion

Princeton University Press, 2008

Impetus: "This edited volume grew out of a course I taught, 'The Faith of Scientists,' in spring term 2005. Students studied the primary sources in which leading scientists, both historical and contemporary, had something to say about God, religion, or spirituality. They then made recommendations about who and what should go in the book."

Lessons learned: "The research was fun. I learned a ton. I will use the book in my teaching in the future, and so, I hope, will other instructors in science and religion courses around the country."

 

stlouisThe Making of Saint Louis: Kingship, Sanctity, and Crusade in the Later Middle Agesgaposchkin

By Marianne Cecilia Gaposchkin, assistant dean of the faculty for pre-major advising

Cornell University Press, 2008

Who: "Louis IX (1226-1270) was one of the most important kings of medieval history, was canonized a saint within a generation of his death, and is pivotal to French national memory."

Why: "My study examines the politics of his sanctity and his importance as a devotional figure, including the ways in which his image was claimed and contested by a host of political and religious actors as they sought to use it to support their ideological goals.

Oddly, given Louis's importance in medieval history and the strong interest medieval historians have shown in the history of sanctity, there has been no previous systematic treatment of this subject."

Discoveries: "I was amazed early on to discover how important liturgy is to understanding the medieval world. Much of what we read was written by the clerical class, and most of what that class did was to perform the 'opus dei' (literally, the work of God), that is, liturgical texts. Understanding these texts reveals an enormous amount about the period and what they thought and believed."

 

ruralRural Resistance in the Land of Zapata: The Jaramillista Movement and the Myth of the Pax Priísta, 1940-1962

By Tanalís Padilla, assistant professor of history

Duke University Press, 2008

 

 

 

theatroEstrenado con Gran Aplauso: Teatro Español, 1844-1936

Edited by Marsha Swislocki, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese, and Miguel Valladares, Romance languages reference bibliographer

Vervuert, 2008

 

 

portsmouthThe Treaty of Portsmouth and Its Legacies

ericson
Ericson

Edited by Steven Ericson, associate professor of history, and Allen Hockley, associate professor of art history

University Press of New England, 2008

Impetus: "On the centennial of the peace treaty that ended the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5, the Dickey Center hosted a conference at Dartmouth to examine the background and making of that treaty and its long-term implications for international relations. Over 40 North American, Japanese, and Russian scholars and practitioners participated in the forum," says Ericson.

hockley
Hockley
Why: "The papers collected for the book illuminate diplomacy before and after the war, the peace process, the political and cultural legacies of Portsmouth, and the treaty's significance for Asia-Pacific relations today."


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Last Updated: 1/29/09