EMA Book Reviews: December 2018

Pan-European / Global

Bianchi, Paola and Karin Wolfe, eds. Turin and the British in the Age of the Grand Tour. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2017. 514 pages, ISBN: 978-1-107-14770-6. Review by Sarah Goldsmith available here. Review by Marion Amblard available here.

De Franceschini, Marina. Villa Adriana. Accademia. Hadrian’s Secret Garden. I. History of Excavations, Ancient Sources and Antiquarian Studies from the XVth to the XVIIth Centuries. Pisa and Rome: Fabrizio Serra editore, 2016. 240 pages, ISBN: 978-8-862-27827-0. Review by Sarah Andrès available here.

Erben, Dietrich, and Christine Tauber, eds. Politikstile und die Sichtbarkeit des Politischen in der Frühen Neuzeit. Passau: Dietmar Klinger Verlag, 2016. 368 pages, ISBN: 978-3-863-28146-5. Review by Herbert Jaumann available here.

British Isles

Lavezzo, Kathy. The Accommodated Jew: English Antisemitism from Bede to Milton. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016. 392 pages, ISBN: 978-1-501-70315-7. Review by Heather Blurton available here.


Lemerle, Frédérique, and Yves Pauwels, eds. Philibert De l’Orme. Un architecte dans l’histoire. Arts – Sciences – Techniques. Turnhout: Brepols, 2016. 336 pages, ISBN: 978-2-503-56560-6. Review by Aurélien Davrius available here.


Büren, Guido von, Ralf-Peter Fuchs, and Georg Mölich, eds. Herrschaft, Hof und Humanismus. Wilhelm V. von Jülich-Kleve-Berg und seine Zeit. Bielefeld: Verlag für Regionalgeschichte, 2018. 608 pages, ISBN: 978-3-739-51101-6. Review by Sabine Arend available here.


Assonitis, Alessio, and Brian Sandberg, eds. The Grand Ducal Medici and their Archive (1537-1743). London / Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2016. 222 pages, ISBN: 978-1-909-40034-4. Review by Heinrich Lang available here.

Presciutti, Diana Bullen. Visual Cultures of Foundling Care in Renaissance Italy. New York: Routledge, 2015. 284 pages, ISBN: 978-1-472-45765-3. Review by Jean K. Cadogan available here.

Taylor, Rabun, Katherine Wentworth Rinne, and Spiro Kostof. Rome: An Urban History from Antiquity to the Present. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 432 pages, ISBN: 978-1-107-01399-5. Review by Gregor Kalas available here.

United States

Kerz, Christina. Atmosphäre und Authentizität. Gestaltung und Wahrnehmung in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia (USA). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2017. 424 pages, ISBN 978-3-515-11556-8. Review by Juliane Tomann available here.