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Racial Theories in Fascist Italy

Racial Theories in Fascist Italy

1st Edition

Aaron Gillette
August 15, 2014

Racial Theories in Fascist Italy examines the role played by race and racism in the development of Italian identity during the fascist period. The book examines the struggle between Mussolini, the fascist hierarchy, scientists and others in formulating a racial persona that would gain wide ...

The Red Brigades and the Discourse of Violence Revolution and Restoration

The Red Brigades and the Discourse of Violence: Revolution and Restoration

1st Edition

Marco Briziarelli
May 12, 2014

This book explores the communicative practices of the Italian radical group Red Brigades (Brigate Rosse, or BR), the relationship the group established with the Italian press, and the specific social historical context in which the BR developed both its own self-understanding and its ...

History, Memory, and Trans-European Identity Unifying Divisions

History, Memory, and Trans-European Identity: Unifying Divisions

1st Edition

Aline Sierp
June 02, 2014

This book questions the presupposition voiced by many historians and political scientists that political experiences in Europe continue to be interpreted in terms of national history, and that a European community of remembrance still does not exist. By tracing the evolution of specific memory ...

Nurses and Midwives in Nazi Germany The

Nurses and Midwives in Nazi Germany: The "Euthanasia Programs"

1st Edition

Susan Benedict, Linda Shields
April 09, 2014

This book is about the ethics of nursing and midwifery, and how these were abrogated during the Nazi era. Nurses and midwives actively killed their patients, many of whom were disabled children and infants and patients with mental (and other) illnesses or intellectual disabilities. The book gives ...

Facing Fascism The Conservative Party and The European Dictators 1935 -1940

Facing Fascism: The Conservative Party and The European Dictators 1935 -1940

1st Edition

Nick Crowson
February 27, 2014

This book examines the Conservative party's responses to the problems of fascism from 1935 - 1940. Crowson provides the historical context for the foreign policy of the period and examines the historiography of the Conservative party. He offers a new perspective on its policies and the reaction of ...

European Border Regions in Comparison Overcoming Nationalistic Aspects or Re-Nationalization?

European Border Regions in Comparison: Overcoming Nationalistic Aspects or Re-Nationalization?

1st Edition

Katarzyna Stokłosa, Gerhard Besier
January 13, 2014

Borders exist in almost every sphere of life. Initially, borders were established in connection with kingdoms, regions, towns, villages and cities. With nation-building, they became important as a line separating two national states with different “national characteristics,” narratives and myths. ...

Stormtroopers and Crisis in the Nazi Movement Activism, Ideology and Dissolution

Stormtroopers and Crisis in the Nazi Movement: Activism, Ideology and Dissolution

1st Edition

Thomas D. Grant
September 09, 2013

Containing illustrations from archival material, this book scrutinizes two sets of hitherto understudied records: * SA morale reports in the US National Archive which show what Nazi leaders themselves knew about their radical paramilitary wing* police reports on the stormtroopers, from the ...

Landscapes of the Western Front Materiality During the Great War

Landscapes of the Western Front: Materiality During the Great War

1st Edition

Ross Wilson
October 24, 2011

This book examines the British soldiers on the Western Front and how they responded to the war landscape they encountered behind the lines and at the front. Using a multidisciplinary perspective, this study investigates the relationship between soldiers and the spaces and materials of the ...

Trials of Irish History Genesis and Evolution of a Reappraisal

Trials of Irish History: Genesis and Evolution of a Reappraisal

1st Edition

Evi Gkotzaridis
December 17, 2009

Bringing her original insights into theory and philosophy to bear upon the controversial question of revision in Irish history, Evi Gkotzaridis presents the first historical and theoretical examination of the trailblazer historians who, from 1938, spearheaded an unpoliticized Irish history. Drawing...

The Russian Revolution of 1905 Centenary Perspectives

The Russian Revolution of 1905: Centenary Perspectives

1st Edition

Anthony J. Heywood, Jonathan D. Smele
September 19, 2012

2005 marks the centenary of Russia’s ‘first revolution’ - an unplanned, spontaneous rejection of Tsarist rule that was a response to the ‘Bloody Sunday’ massacre of 9th January 1905. A wave of strikes, urban uprisings, peasant revolts, national revolutions and mutinies swept across the Russian ...

The Nazi Party and the German Foreign Office

The Nazi Party and the German Foreign Office

1st Edition

Hans-Adolph Jacobsen, Arthur L. Smith Jr.
September 20, 2012

The Nazi Party and the German Foreign Office explores the struggle between entrenched diplomats in the Foreign Office and Party loyalists, who presumed that with the assumption of power in 1933 total state control was theirs....

German Colonialism, Visual Culture, and Modern Memory

German Colonialism, Visual Culture, and Modern Memory

1st Edition

Volker Langbehn
July 27, 2012

There is no overarching master narrative in understanding the history of German colonialism, and over the past decade, the study of Germany’s colonial past has experienced a dramatic transformation in its scope of inquiry. Influenced by new theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of ...

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