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Queen's University

Department of History

New Books by professors Anthony D'Elia and Rebecca Manley

D'Elia has just published A Sudden Terror: The Plot to Kill the Pope in Renaissance Rome (Harvard University Press, 2009). A snippet from the jacket:

"From the cosmetic-wearing, parrot-loving Pontiff to the Turkish sultan, savage in war but obsessed with Italian culture, D'Elia brings to life a Renaissance world full of pageantry, mayhem, and conspiracy and offers a fresh interpretation of Humanism as a dynamic communal movement."

Manley's new book is entitled To the Tashkent Station: Evacuation and Survival in the Soviet Union at War (Cornell University Press, 2009). From her book jacket:

"To the Tashkent Station brilliantly reconstructs the evacuation of over sixteen million Soviet civilians in one of the most dramatic episodes of World War II. Rebecca Manley paints a vivid picture of this epic wartime saga: the chaos that erupted in towns large and small as German troops approached, the overcrowded trains that trundled eastward, and the desperate search for sustenance and shelter in Tashkent, one of the most sought-after sites of refuge in the rear. Her story ends in the shadow of victory, as evacuees journeyed back to their ruined cities and broken homes."


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