This is a series of essays written for the specialist and not for the general reader. The subject matter, although written by prominent historians in the field, exemplifies the fact that too much history is written for only a handful of readers. In fairness, these essays are the result of a conference tightly constructed by the underwriters with little regard for the non-specialist.
Those interested in the topic need to consult some of the broader studies written by some of the very same historians involved here.
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