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Empires and Boundaries Race, Class, and Gender in Colonial Settings

Empires and Boundaries: Race, Class, and Gender in Colonial Settings

1st Edition

Edited By Harald Fischer-Tiné, Susanne Gehrmann
April 24, 2013

Empires and Boundaries: Rethinking Race, Class, and Gender in Colonial Settings is an exciting collection of original essays exploring the meaning and existence of conflicting and coexisting hierarchies in colonial settings. With investigations into the colonial past of a diversity of regions ...

Genre and Cinema Ireland and Transnationalism

Genre and Cinema: Ireland and Transnationalism

1st Edition

Edited By Brian McIlroy
September 12, 2011

This impressive volume takes a broad critical look at Irish and Irish-related cinema through the lens of genre theory and criticism. Secondary and related objectives of the book are to cover key genres and sub-genres and account for their popularity. The result offers new ways of looking at Irish ...

Living in the City Urban Institutions in the Low Countries, 1200–2010

Living in the City: Urban Institutions in the Low Countries, 1200–2010

1st Edition

Edited By L.A.C.J. (Leo) Lucassen, W.H. (Wim) Willems
December 22, 2011

The city is a place to find shelter, a market place, and an elevator for social mobility and success. But the city is also a place that frightens people and that can marginalize newcomers. Living in the City tries to understand what pulls people to the city since the High Middle Ages, focusing on ...

Historical Disasters in Context Science, Religion, and Politics

Historical Disasters in Context: Science, Religion, and Politics

1st Edition

Edited By Andrea JANKU, Gerrit Schenk, Franz Mauelshagen
December 21, 2011

Growing concerns about climate change and the increasing occurrence of ever more devastating natural disasters in some parts of the world and their consequences for human life, not only in the immediately affected regions, but for all of us, have increased our desire to learn more about disaster ...

The Politics of Information in Early Modern Europe

The Politics of Information in Early Modern Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Sabrina Alcorn Baron, Brendan Dooley
November 04, 2011

In its various European contexts, the invention and spread of newspapers in the seventeenth century had a profound effect on early modern culture and politics. While recent research has explored the role of the newspaper in transforming information into ideology in various European countries, this ...

History of Islam in German Thought From Leibniz to Nietzsche

History of Islam in German Thought: From Leibniz to Nietzsche

1st Edition

By Ian Almond
October 11, 2011

This concise overview of the perception of Islam in eight of the most important German thinkers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries allows a new and fascinating investigation of how these thinkers, within their own bodies of work, often espoused contradicting ideas about Islam and ...

Tobacco in Russian History and Culture The Seventeenth Century to the Present

Tobacco in Russian History and Culture: The Seventeenth Century to the Present

1st Edition

Edited By Matthew Romaniello, Tricia Starks
April 21, 2011

According to the World Health Organization, approximately seventy percent of men and thirty percent of women in Russia smoke, and the WHO estimated that at the close of the twentieth century 280,000 Russians died every year from smoking-related illnesses – a rate over three ...

Making British Culture English Readers and the Scottish Enlightenment, 1740–1830

Making British Culture: English Readers and the Scottish Enlightenment, 1740–1830

1st Edition

By David Allan
January 06, 2011

Making British Culture explores an under-appreciated factor in the emergence of a recognisably British culture. Specifically, it examines the experiences of English readers between around 1707 and 1830 as they grappled, in a variety of circumstances, with the great effusion of Scottish authorship –...

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