The point of a scholarly book review is not to summarize the content of the book, but to situate the critical merit of the book and to evaluate critically the author’s purpose, thesis, contentions, and methods of analysis.
A discussion of the author’s main contentions.
An explanation of the type of sources the historian utilized, and the methods the author employs in choosing and organizing those sources.
An assessment of the strong points or shortcomings of the book.
How does this book change the way you should think about the subject.
Abstract (50-75 words)