Globalizing Borderlands Studies in Europe and North America is a new edited volume that bring together scholarship on Europe, North Africa, the Baltics, Mexico, and the United States to examine “the importance of economic, political, social, and religious interactions.” University of Nebraska Press, which publishes the new work, reached out to us recently to let us know the book is now out. It’s co-edited by John W.I. Lee at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who has studied the borderlands of antiquity in the Mediterranean world. He’s joined by Michael North, an economic historian from the University of Greifswald (Germany), who specializes in the financial and monetary history of Europe and the Baltics. From the book description:
Gathering the voices of a diverse range of international scholars, Globalizing Borderlands Studies in Europe and North America presents case studies from ancient to modern times, highlighting topics ranging from religious conflicts to medical frontiers to petty trade… [this book] not only forges links between past and present scholarship but also paves the way for new models and approaches in future borderlands research.
In the coming months, we hope to follow up with a book review. For more information, follow the link to the UNP page.
Full disclosure: my book, Building a Revolutionary State through Roads: Mexico, 1917-1952, is under contract with University of Nebraska Press, publication forthcoming.