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Refugees, Human Rights and Realpolitik The Clandestine Immigration of Jewish Refugees from Italy to Palestine, 1945-1948

Refugees, Human Rights and Realpolitik: The Clandestine Immigration of Jewish Refugees from Italy to Palestine, 1945-1948

1st Edition

Daphna Sharfman
January 16, 2019

This book presents a multidimensional case study of international human rights in the immediate post-Second World War period, and the way in which complex refugee problems created by the war were often in direct competition with strategic interests and national sovereignty. The case study is the ...

Greeks without Greece Homelands, Belonging, and Memory amongst the Expatriated Greeks of Turkey

Greeks without Greece: Homelands, Belonging, and Memory amongst the Expatriated Greeks of Turkey

1st Edition

Huw Halstead
November 15, 2018

Faced with discrimination in Turkey, the Greeks of Istanbul and Imbros overwhelmingly left the country of their birth in the years c.1940–1980 to resettle in Greece, where they received something of a lukewarm reception from the government and segments of the population. This book explores the ...

Green Landscapes in the European City, 1750–2010

Green Landscapes in the European City, 1750–2010

1st Edition

Peter Clark, Marjaana Niemi, Catharina Nolin
November 14, 2018

Green space is a fundamental concept for understanding modern and contemporary urban society, shedding light not only on the ecological development of cities but also societal relations, urban governance and planning processes. Closely linked to issues of environmental change, changing perceptions ...

The Mediterranean Double-Cross System, 1941-1945

The Mediterranean Double-Cross System, 1941-1945

1st Edition

Brett Lintott
October 23, 2018

This book describes and analyzes the history of the Mediterranean "Double-Cross System" of the Second World War, an intelligence operation run primarily by British officers which turned captured German spies into double agents. Through a complex system of coordination, they were utilized from 1941 ...

Bringing Cold War Democracy to West Berlin A Shared German–American Project, 1940–1972

Bringing Cold War Democracy to West Berlin: A Shared German–American Project, 1940–1972

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Scott H. Krause
September 19, 2018

Within the span of a generation, Nazi Germany’s former capital, Berlin, found a new role as a symbol of freedom and resilient democracy in the Cold War. This book unearths how this remarkable transformation resulted from a network of liberal American occupation officials, and returned émigrés, or ...

Israel’s Path to Europe The Negotiations for a Preferential Agreement, 1957–1970

Israel’s Path to Europe: The Negotiations for a Preferential Agreement, 1957–1970

1st Edition

Gadi Heimann, Lior Herman
August 20, 2018

Relations between the new state of Israel and the European Union in the first twenty years of the Community’s existence were a major policy issue given the background of the Holocaust and the way the new nation was established. This book focuses on Israel-European Community relations from 1957 to ...

The Peace Discourse in Europe, 1900-1945

The Peace Discourse in Europe, 1900-1945

1st Edition

Alberto Castelli
August 20, 2018

This book charts ideas European intellectuals (mostly from Great Britain, France, Germany and Italy) put forward to solve the problem of war during the first half of the twentieth century: a period that began with the Anglo-Boer war and that ended with the explosion of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima...

Divided Village: The Cold War in the German Borderlands

Divided Village: The Cold War in the German Borderlands

1st Edition

Jason B. Johnson
August 23, 2018

In 1983, then-US Vice President George H.W. Bush delivered a speech in London. He had just been in West Berlin and spoke about his first visit to the Berlin Wall. Bush then went on to describe another German wall he saw after Berlin: "if anything, that wall was an even greater obscenity than its ...

Violence, Memory, and History Western Perceptions of Kristallnacht

Violence, Memory, and History: Western Perceptions of Kristallnacht

1st Edition

Colin McCullough, Nathan Wilson
August 23, 2018

This edited collection delves into the horrors of November 1938 and to what degree they portended the Holocaust, demonstrating the varied reactions of Western audiences to news about the pogrom against the Jews. A pattern of stubborn governmental refusal to help German Jews to any large degree ...

The Summer Capitals of Europe, 1814-1919

The Summer Capitals of Europe, 1814-1919

1st Edition

Marina Soroka
August 14, 2018

This book is about the European health spas of the nineteenth century: what they were, how they operated, what life was like there and how their functions evolved to the point where their original medicinal purpose was relegated to a secondary place by the unintended uses of spas as stages of ...

Liberalism in Pre-revolutionary Russia State, Nation, Empire

Liberalism in Pre-revolutionary Russia: State, Nation, Empire

1st Edition

Susanna Rabow-Edling
August 06, 2018

Nineteenth-century Russian intellectuals were faced with a dilemma. They had to choose between modernizing their country, thus imitating the West, or reaffirming what was perceived as their country's own values and thereby risk remaining socially underdeveloped and unable to compete with Western ...

Ethnic Cleansing During the Cold War The Forgotten 1989 Expulsion of Turks from Communist Bulgaria

Ethnic Cleansing During the Cold War: The Forgotten 1989 Expulsion of Turks from Communist Bulgaria

1st Edition

Tomasz Kamusella
August 02, 2018

In mid-1989, the Bulgarian communist regime seeking to prop up its legitimacy played the ethnonational card by expelling 360,000 Turks and Muslims across the Iron Curtain to neighboring Turkey. It was the single largest ethnic cleansing during the Cold War in Europe after the wrapping up of the ...

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