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Science in the Metropolis: Vienna in Transnational Context, 1848–1918

Science in the Metropolis: Vienna in Transnational Context, 1848–1918

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Mitchell G. Ash
October 27, 2020

This book presents new research on spaces for science and processes of interurban and transnational knowledge transfer and exchange in the imperial metropolis of Vienna in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Chapters discuss Habsburg science policy, metropolitan natural history...

Popular New Orleans: The Crescent City in Periodicals, Theme Parks, and Opera, 1875–2015

Popular New Orleans: The Crescent City in Periodicals, Theme Parks, and Opera, 1875–2015

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Florian Freitag
October 02, 2020

New Orleans is unique – which is precisely why there are many Crescent Cities all over the world: for almost 150 years, writers, artists, cultural brokers, and entrepreneurs have drawn on and simultaneously contributed to New Orleans’s fame and popularity by recreating the city in popular media...

The Cultural Life of Risk and Innovation: Imagining New Markets from the Seventeenth Century to the Present

The Cultural Life of Risk and Innovation: Imagining New Markets from the Seventeenth Century to the Present

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Chia Yin Hsu, Thomas M. Luckett, Erika Vause
September 30, 2020

How did "innovation" become something to strive for, an end in itself? And how did "the market" come to be thought of as the space of innovation? This edited volume provides the first historical examination of how innovations are conceived, marketed, navigated and legitimated from a global...

Negotiating Memory from the Romans to the Twenty-First Century: Damnatio Memoriae

Negotiating Memory from the Romans to the Twenty-First Century: Damnatio Memoriae

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Øivind Fuglerud, Kjersti Larsen, Marina Prusac-Lindhagen
September 15, 2020

Manipulation of the past and forced erasure of memories have been global phenomena throughout history, spanning a varied repertoire from the destruction or alteration of architecture, sites, and images, to the banning or imposing of old and new practices. The present volume addresses these...

Cultures and Practices of Coexistence from the Thirteenth Through the Seventeenth Centuries: Multi-Ethnic Cities in the Mediterranean World, Volume 1

Cultures and Practices of Coexistence from the Thirteenth Through the Seventeenth Centuries: Multi-Ethnic Cities in the Mediterranean World, Volume 1

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Marco Folin, Antonio Musarra
September 07, 2020

This book focuses on the ethnically composite, heterogeneous, mixed nature of the Mediterranean cities and their cultural heritage between the late middle ages and early modern times. How did it affect the cohabitation among different people and cultures on the urban scene? How did it mold the...

Controversial Heritage and Divided Memories from the Nineteenth Through the Twentieth Centuries: Multi-Ethnic Cities in the Mediterranean World, Volume 2

Controversial Heritage and Divided Memories from the Nineteenth Through the Twentieth Centuries: Multi-Ethnic Cities in the Mediterranean World, Volume 2

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Marco Folin, Heleni Porfyriou
September 07, 2020

What is the role of cultural heritage in multi-ethnic societies, where cultural memory is often polarized by antagonistic identity traditions? Is it possible for monuments that are generally considered as a symbol of national unity to become emblems of the conflictual histories still undermining...

History as Performance: Political Movements in Galicia Around 1900

History as Performance: Political Movements in Galicia Around 1900

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Dietlind Hüchtker
September 07, 2020

This study analyzes history as performance: as the interaction of actors, plays, stages and enactments. By this, it examines women’s politics in Habsburg Galicia around 1900: a Polish woman active in the peasant movement, a Ukrainian feminist, and a Jewish Zionist. It shows how the movements...

How Books, Reading and Subscription Libraries Defined Colonial Clubland in the British Empire

How Books, Reading and Subscription Libraries Defined Colonial Clubland in the British Empire

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Sterling Joseph Coleman, Jr.
July 20, 2020

How Books, Reading and Subscription Libraries Defined Colonial Clubland in the British Empire argues that within an entangled web of imperial, colonial and book trade networks books, reading and subscription libraries contributed to a core and peripheral criteria of clubbability used by the "select...

The Humanities in Transition from Postmodernism into the Digital Age

The Humanities in Transition from Postmodernism into the Digital Age

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Nigel A. Raab
July 16, 2020

The Humanities in Transition explores how the basic components of the digital age will have an impact on the most trusted theories of humanists. Over the past two generations, humanists have come to take basic postmodern theories for granted whether on language, knowledge or time. Yet Michel...

Russia’s French Connection: A History of the Lasting French Imprint on Russian Culture

Russia’s French Connection: A History of the Lasting French Imprint on Russian Culture

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Adam Coker
July 13, 2020

While it is generally acknowledged that Russia’s culture has been influenced by France, the present study goes beyond the Francophile preferences of the noble elite and examines Russian society more broadly, exploring those elements of French cultural influence still relevant today. This is done...

Transatlantic Encounters in History of Education: Translations and Trajectories from a German-American Perspective

Transatlantic Encounters in History of Education: Translations and Trajectories from a German-American Perspective

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Fanny Isensee, Andreas Oberdorf, Daniel Töpper
July 13, 2020

In the last twenty years, transnational perspectives have gained momentum in the field of historical-educational research. Scholars have made substantial efforts to rethink nation-based historiographies by reconstructing and reinterpreting the cross-border encounters and intertwined processes that...

The Medieval and Early Modern Garden in Britain: Enclosure and Transformation, c. 1200-1750

The Medieval and Early Modern Garden in Britain: Enclosure and Transformation, c. 1200-1750

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Patricia Skinner, Theresa Tyers
April 01, 2020

What was a "garden" in medieval and early modern British culture and how was it imagined? How did it change as Europe opened up to the wider world from the 16th century onwards? In a series of fresh approaches to these questions, the contributors offer chapters that identify and discuss...

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