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Immigrants and Foreigners in Central and Eastern Europe during the Twentieth Century

Immigrants and Foreigners in Central and Eastern Europe during the Twentieth Century

1st Edition

Włodzimierz Borodziej, Joachim von Puttkamer
February 21, 2020

Immigrants and Foreigners in Central and Eastern Europe during the Twentieth Century challenges widespread conceptions of Central and Eastern European countries as merely countries of origin. It sheds light on their experience of immigration and the establishment of refugee regimes at different ...

Free Trade and Social Welfare in Europe Explorations in the Long 20th Century

Free Trade and Social Welfare in Europe: Explorations in the Long 20th Century

1st Edition

Lucia Coppolaro, Lorenzo Mechi
February 20, 2020

This book deals with the historical relationship between international trade liberalisation – one of the backbones of globalisation – and the development of social welfare. In Europe the issue has regularly been at the centre of the political debate for at least two centuries, and still nowadays it...

The European Illustrated Press and the Emergence of a Transnational Visual Culture of the News, 1842-1870

The European Illustrated Press and the Emergence of a Transnational Visual Culture of the News, 1842-1870

1st Edition

Thomas Smits
December 05, 2019

This book looks at the roots of a global visual news culture: the trade in illustrations of the news between European illustrated newspapers in the mid-nineteenth century. In the age of nationalism, we might suspect these publications to be filled with nationally produced content, supporting a ...

Margins for Manoeuvre in Cold War Europe The Influence of Smaller Powers

Margins for Manoeuvre in Cold War Europe: The Influence of Smaller Powers

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Laurien Crump, Susanna Erlandsson
December 02, 2019

The Cold War is conventionally regarded as a superpower conflict that dominated the shape of international relations between World War II and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Smaller powers had to adapt to a role as pawns in a strategic game of the superpowers, its course beyond their control. ...

Fighting the Cold War in Post-Blockade, Pre-Wall Berlin Behind Enemy Lines

Fighting the Cold War in Post-Blockade, Pre-Wall Berlin: Behind Enemy Lines

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Mark Fenemore
August 22, 2019

As fought in 1950s Berlin, the cold war was a many-headed monster. Winning stomachs with enticing consumption was as important as winning hearts and minds with persuasive propaganda. Demonstrators not only fought the police in the streets; they were swayed one way or another by cultural competition...

1989 and the West Western Europe since the End of the Cold War

1989 and the West: Western Europe since the End of the Cold War

1st Edition

Eleni Braat, Pepijn Corduwener
July 31, 2019

Back in 1989, many anticipated that the end of the Cold War would usher in the ‘end of history’ characterized by the victory of democracy and capitalism. At the thirtieth anniversary of this momentous event, this book challenges this assumption. It studies the most recent era of contemporary ...

Strange Allies Britain, France and the Dilemmas of Disarmament and Security, 1929-1933

Strange Allies: Britain, France and the Dilemmas of Disarmament and Security, 1929-1933

1st Edition

Andrew Webster
July 19, 2019

Strange Allies examines three intersecting themes of fundamental importance to the international history of the period between the two world wars. First, and most broadly, it is a study of the international history of the pivotal ‘hinge years’, running from the onset of the Depression in late 1929 ...

Circles of the Russian Revolution Internal and International Consequences of the Year 1917 in Russia

Circles of the Russian Revolution: Internal and International Consequences of the Year 1917 in Russia

1st Edition

Łukasz Adamski, Bartłomiej Gajos
June 06, 2019

This volume provides the English-speaking reader with little-known perspectives of Central and Eastern European historians on the topic of the Russian Revolution. Whereas research into the Soviet Union’s history has flourished at Western universities, the contribution of Central and Eastern ...

Mobility in the Russian, Central and East European Past

Mobility in the Russian, Central and East European Past

1st Edition

Róisín Healy
March 28, 2019

The "new mobilities paradigm" which emerged at the beginning of the twenty-first century has identified mobility as a process intrinsic to the human experience and fundamental to the formation of social and political structures. This volume breaks new ground by demonstrating the role of the journey...

National indifference and the History of Nationalism in Modern Europe

National indifference and the History of Nationalism in Modern Europe

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Maarten van Ginderachter, Jon Fox
February 05, 2019

National indifference is one of the most innovative notions historians have brought to the study of nationalism in recent years. The concept questions the mass character of nationalism in East Central Europe at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth century. Ordinary people were not in thrall to ...

Food and Age in Europe, 1800-2000

Food and Age in Europe, 1800-2000

1st Edition

Tenna Jensen, Caroline Nyvang, Peter Scholliers, Peter J. Atkins
February 05, 2019

People eat and drink very differently throughout their life. Each stage has diets with specific ingredients, preparations, palates, meanings and settings. Moreover, physicians, authorities and general observers have particular views on what and how to eat according to age. All this has changed ...

Utopia and Dissent in West Germany The Resurgence of the Politics of Everyday Life in the Long 1960s

Utopia and Dissent in West Germany: The Resurgence of the Politics of Everyday Life in the Long 1960s

1st Edition

Mia Lee
January 08, 2019

Just as Chancellor Konrad Adenauer was seeking re-election on a campaign of "no experiments," art avant-garde groups in West Germany were reviving the utopian impulse to unite art and society. Utopia and Dissent in West Germany examines these groups and their legacy. Postwar artists built ...

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