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Resistance Heroism and the End of Empire The Life and Times of Madeleine Riffaud

Resistance Heroism and the End of Empire: The Life and Times of Madeleine Riffaud

1st Edition

Keren Chiaroni
July 27, 2018

This book introduces an English-speaking public to the life of Madeleine Riffaud – one of the last living leaders of the French Resistance. It considers the nature of the rebel hero in France’s founding historical narratives (revolution, insurrection, resistance) while asking what contributions ...

(Re)Constructing Communities in Europe, 1918-1968 Senses of Belonging Below, Beyond and Within the Nation-State

(Re)Constructing Communities in Europe, 1918-1968: Senses of Belonging Below, Beyond and Within the Nation-State

1st Edition

Stefan Couperus, Harm Kaal
June 28, 2018

This book offers a new perspective on the social history of twentieth-century Europe by investigating the ideals and ideas, the life worlds and ideologies that emerge behind the use of the concept of community. It explores a wide variety of actors, ranging from the tenants of London council estates...

Franco-Israeli Relations, 1958-1967

Franco-Israeli Relations, 1958-1967

1st Edition

Gadi Heimann
June 28, 2018

Since the Sinai campaign, France had been Israel's ally, providing advanced weapons and granting political support and economic aid. When Charles de Gaulle returned to lead France in 1958 during the Algerian War, Israeli leadership faced a challenge to maintain the friendship in light of the ...

Legacies of Violence in Contemporary Spain Exhuming the Past, Understanding the Present

Legacies of Violence in Contemporary Spain: Exhuming the Past, Understanding the Present

1st Edition

Ofelia Ferrán, Lisa Hilbink
June 28, 2018

This book provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary study of the multiple legacies of Francoist violence in contemporary Spain, with a special focus on the exhumations of mass graves from the Civil War and post-war era. The various contributions frame their study within a broader reflection on ...

Meanings and Values of Water in Russian Culture

Meanings and Values of Water in Russian Culture

1st Edition

Jane Costlow, Arja Rosenholm
June 28, 2018

Bringing together a team of scholars from the diverse fields of geography, literary studies, and history, this is the first volume to study water as a cultural phenomenon within the Russian/Soviet context. Water in this context is both a cognitive and cultural construct and a geographical and ...

Order and Insecurity in Germany and Turkey Military Cultures of the 1930s

Order and Insecurity in Germany and Turkey: Military Cultures of the 1930s

1st Edition

Emre Sencer
June 28, 2018

This book examines processes of military, political and cultural transformation from the perspective of officers in two countries: Germany and Turkey in the 1930s. The national fates of both countries interlocked during the Great War years and their close alliance dictated their ...

The Problem of Democracy in Postwar Europe Political Actors and the Formation of the Postwar Model of Democracy in France, West Germany and Italy

The Problem of Democracy in Postwar Europe: Political Actors and the Formation of the Postwar Model of Democracy in France, West Germany and Italy

1st Edition

Pepijn Corduwener
June 28, 2018

The current perception of democratic crisis in Western Europe gives a renewed urgency to a new perspective on the way democracy was reconstructed after World War II and the principles that underpinned its postwar transformation. This study accounts for the formation of the postwar democratic order ...

Shaping the International Relations of the Netherlands, 1815-2000 A Small Country on the Global Scene

Shaping the International Relations of the Netherlands, 1815-2000: A Small Country on the Global Scene

1st Edition

Ruud van Dijk, Samuël Kruizinga, Vincent Kuitenbrouwer, Rimko van der Maar
March 02, 2018

This book seeks to launch a new research agenda for the historiography of Dutch foreign relations during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It does so in two important ways. First, it broadens the analytical perspective to include a variety of non-state actors beyond politicians and diplomats....

Italy Before Italy Institutions, Conflicts and Political Hopes in the Italian States, 1815-1860

Italy Before Italy: Institutions, Conflicts and Political Hopes in the Italian States, 1815-1860

1st Edition

Marco Soresina
February 05, 2018

Italian unification is one of the pivotal events in European history but the period leading up to Risorgimento has often been analysed in less detail. This book focuses on the history of the Italian states between 1815 and 1860 focusing on state institutions, international relations, economic and ...

The Nationalism of the Rich Discourses and Strategies of Separatist Parties in Catalonia, Flanders, Northern Italy and Scotland

The Nationalism of the Rich: Discourses and Strategies of Separatist Parties in Catalonia, Flanders, Northern Italy and Scotland

1st Edition

Emmanuel Dalle Mulle
November 27, 2017

Based on rigorous analysis of the propaganda of five Western European separatist parties, this book provides in-depth examination of the ‘nationalism of the rich’, defined as a type of nationalist discourse that seeks to end the economic ‘exploitation’ suffered by a group of people represented as a...

Britain and the Cyprus Crisis of 1974 Conflict, Colonialism and the Politics of Remembrance in Greek Cypriot Society

Britain and the Cyprus Crisis of 1974: Conflict, Colonialism and the Politics of Remembrance in Greek Cypriot Society

1st Edition

John Burke
November 27, 2017

This book examines the ideological and socio-political discourses shaping the remembrance and representation of Britain and the Cyprus conflict of 1974 within Greek Cypriot society. By combining the official with the popular and drawing on an extensive range of oral history interviews, this ...

Protecting Democracy from Dissent: Population Engineering in Western Europe 1918-1926

Protecting Democracy from Dissent: Population Engineering in Western Europe 1918-1926

1st Edition

Shannon Monaghan
November 24, 2017

In the aftermath of the First World War, the victorious powers – more or less liberal democracies – argued that democracy would bring peace to Europe because this was the only effective way for legitimate states, with governments based on the consent of the governed, to be organized. What the ...

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