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Libraries, Books, and Collectors of Texts, 1600-1900

Libraries, Books, and Collectors of Texts, 1600-1900

1st Edition

Edited By Annika Bautz, James Gregory
April 30, 2018

This book presents the collectors’ roles as prominently as the collections of books and texts which they assembled. Contributors explore the activities and networks shaping a range of continental and transcontinental European public and private collections during the Renaissance, Enlightenment and ...

Historical Memory of Central and East European Communism

Historical Memory of Central and East European Communism

1st Edition

Edited By Agnieszka Mrozik, Stanislav Holubec
March 26, 2018

Every political movement creates its own historical memory. The communist movement, though originally oriented towards the future, was no exception: The theory of human history constitutes a substantial part of Karl Marx’s and Friedrich Engels’s writings, and the movement inspired by them very soon...

The Irish and the Origins of American Popular Culture

The Irish and the Origins of American Popular Culture

1st Edition

By Christopher Dowd
February 20, 2018

This book focuses on the intersection between the assimilation of the Irish into American life and the emergence of an American popular culture, which took place at the same historical moment in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. During this period, the Irish in America underwent a period of ...

Fascism and the Masses The Revolt Against the Last Humans, 1848-1945

Fascism and the Masses: The Revolt Against the Last Humans, 1848-1945

1st Edition

By Ishay Landa
January 24, 2018

Highlighting the "mass" nature of interwar European fascism has long become commonplace. Throughout the years, numerous critics have construed fascism as a phenomenon of mass society, perhaps the ultimate expression of mass politics. This study deconstructs this long-standing perception. It argues ...

Cultural Histories of Crime in Denmark, 1500 to 2000

Cultural Histories of Crime in Denmark, 1500 to 2000

1st Edition

Edited By Tyge Krogh, Louise Nyholm Kallestrup, Claus Bundgård Christensen
October 31, 2017

Taking the kingdom of Denmark as its frame of reference, this volume presents a range of close analyses that shed light on the construction and deconstruction of crime and criminals, on criminal cultures and on crime control from 1500 to 2000. Historically, there have been major changes in the ...

The British Anti-Psychiatrists From Institutional Psychiatry to the Counter-Culture, 1960-1971

The British Anti-Psychiatrists: From Institutional Psychiatry to the Counter-Culture, 1960-1971

1st Edition

By Oisín Wall
September 08, 2017

The British anti-psychiatric group, which formed around R.D. Laing, David Cooper, and Aaron Esterson in the 1960s, burned bright, but briefly, and has left a long legacy. This book follows their practical, social, and theoretical trajectory away from the structured world of institutional psychiatry...

Respectability as Moral Map and Public Discourse in the Nineteenth Century

Respectability as Moral Map and Public Discourse in the Nineteenth Century

1st Edition

By Woodruff D. Smith
July 27, 2017

Despite the fact that respectability is universally recognized as a feature of nineteenth-century society, it has seldom been studied as a subject in itself. In this path-breaking book, Woodruff D. Smith interprets respectability as a highly significant cultural phenomenon, incorporating both a ...

Donations, Inheritance and Property in the Nordic and Western World from Late Antiquity until Today

Donations, Inheritance and Property in the Nordic and Western World from Late Antiquity until Today

1st Edition

Edited By Ole-Albert Rønning, Helle Møller Sigh, Helle Vogt
June 07, 2017

Donations, Inheritance and Property in the Nordic and Western World from Late Antiquity until Today presents an examination of Nordic donation and gift-giving practices in the Nordic and Western world, beginning in late Antiquity and extending through to the present day. Through chapters ...

Student Revolt, City, and Society in Europe From the Middle Ages to the Present

Student Revolt, City, and Society in Europe: From the Middle Ages to the Present

1st Edition

Edited By Pieter Dhondt, Elizabethanne Boran
July 13, 2017

Due to the strong sense among the student community of belonging to a specific social group, student revolts have been an integral part of the university throughout its history. Ironically, since the Middle Ages, the advantageous position of students in society as part of the social elite ...

Neutrality in Twentieth-Century Europe Intersections of Science, Culture, and Politics after the First World War

Neutrality in Twentieth-Century Europe: Intersections of Science, Culture, and Politics after the First World War

1st Edition

Edited By Rebecka Lettevall, Geert Somsen, Sven Widmalm
May 24, 2017

Whether in science or in international politics, neutrality has sometimes been promoted, not only as a viable political alternative but as a lofty ideal – in politics by nations proclaiming their peacefulness, in science as an underpinning of epistemology, in journalism and other intellectual ...

Americans Experience Russia Encountering the Enigma, 1917 to the Present

Americans Experience Russia: Encountering the Enigma, 1917 to the Present

1st Edition

Edited By Choi Chatterjee, Beth Holmgren
May 10, 2017

Americans Experience Russia analyzes how American scholars, journalists, and artists envisioned, experienced, and interpreted Russia/the Soviet Union over the last century. While many histories of diplomatic, economic, and intellectual connections between the United States and the Soviet Union can ...

The Romantic Idea of the Golden Age in Friedrich Schlegel's Philosophy of History

The Romantic Idea of the Golden Age in Friedrich Schlegel's Philosophy of History

1st Edition

By Asko Nivala
February 20, 2017

The nineteenth-century Romantic understanding of history is often confused with the longing for the past Golden Age. In this book, the Romantic idea of Golden Age is seen from a new angle by discussing it in the context of Friedrich Schlegel’s works. Interestingly, Schlegel argued that ...

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