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Political Power and Colonial Development in British Central Africa 1938-1960s

Political Power and Colonial Development in British Central Africa 1938-1960s

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By Alan H. Cousins
January 31, 2023

This book focuses on the late colonial history of Zambia and Malawi, which between 1953 and 1963 were part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. Although there were many links in their history and between their populations, the two territories (British Protectorates under Colonial Office ...

The Historical Value of Myths

The Historical Value of Myths

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By John Karabelas
December 31, 2022

It has been the contention of historically minded philosophers that manifestations of the human spirit, such as myths, can be used as historical evidence and can yield historical knowledge. History is taken to imply knowledge, has an innate epistemological character and can provide insights on the ...

Defrosting the Cold War and Beyond An Introduction to the Helsinki Process, 1954–2022

Defrosting the Cold War and Beyond: An Introduction to the Helsinki Process, 1954–2022

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By Richard Davy
December 30, 2022

This volume tells the story of the Helsinki Process from the immediate post-war period through the signing of the Helsinki Final Act in 1975 to the collapse of the Soviet empire and up to the present day. Treating it as a single narrative in the search for a just and stable order in Europe adds ...

Narratives of Dictatorship in the Age of Revolution Emotions, Power and Legitimacy in the Atlantic Space

Narratives of Dictatorship in the Age of Revolution: Emotions, Power and Legitimacy in the Atlantic Space

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By Moisés Prieto
December 30, 2022

Between the mid-eighteenth and the mid-nineteenth century, the idea of dictatorship changed drastically, leaving back the ancient Roman paradigm and opening the way to a rule with extraordinary powers and which was unlimited in time. While the French Revolution produced an acceleration of history ...

Reenactment Case Studies Global Perspectives on Experiential History

Reenactment Case Studies: Global Perspectives on Experiential History

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Edited By Vanessa Agnew, Juliane Tomann, Sabine Stach
December 16, 2022

Reenactment Case Studies: Global Perspectives on Experiential History examines reenactment's challenge to traditional modes of understanding the past, asking how experience-based historical knowledge-making relates to memory-making and politics.  Reenactment is a global phenomenon that ncompasses ...

Journalists and Knowledge Practices Histories of Observing the Everyday in the Newspaper Age

Journalists and Knowledge Practices: Histories of Observing the Everyday in the Newspaper Age

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Edited By Hansjakob Ziemer
November 04, 2022

This multi-disciplinary anthology provides new perspectives on the journalist’s role in knowledge generation in the newspaper age - covering diverse topics from fake news to new technologies. Fake news, journalistic authority, and the introduction of cutting-edge technologies are often viewed as ...

American Planters and Irish Landlords in Comparative and Transnational Perspective Lords of Land and Labor

American Planters and Irish Landlords in Comparative and Transnational Perspective: Lords of Land and Labor

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By Cathal Smith
September 26, 2022

This is the first study to systematically explore similarities, differences, and connections between the histories of American planters and Irish landlords. The book focuses primarily on the comparative and transnational investigation of an antebellum Mississippi planter named John A. Quitman (1799...

Combatants and Civilians in Revolutionary Ireland, 1918-1923

Combatants and Civilians in Revolutionary Ireland, 1918-1923

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By Thomas Earls FitzGerald
September 26, 2022

This book is based on original research into intimidation and violence directed at civilians by combatants during the revolutionary period in Ireland, considering this from the perspectives of the British, the Free State and the IRA. The book combines qualitative and quantitative approaches, and ...

Political and Military Leadership in the World Wars The Closest Concert

Political and Military Leadership in the World Wars: The Closest Concert

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By Carl Cavanagh Hodge
September 26, 2022

This book approaches the World Wars and the decades between them as a single unit in modern history. It is impossible to understand either the cause or conduct of the 1939–45 war without an appreciation of the issues not wholly answered in the conflict of 1914–18. Bridging the World Wars was the ...

The Ending of Tribal Wars Configurations and Processes of Pacification

The Ending of Tribal Wars: Configurations and Processes of Pacification

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Edited By Jürg Helbling, Tobias Schwoerer
September 26, 2022

All over the world and throughout millennia, states have attempted to subjugate, control and dominate non-state populations and to end their wars. This book compares such processes of pacification leading to the end of tribal warfare in seven societies from all over the world between the 19th and ...

Eurasian Empires as Blueprints for Ethiopia From Ethnolinguistic Nation-State to Multiethnic Federation

Eurasian Empires as Blueprints for Ethiopia: From Ethnolinguistic Nation-State to Multiethnic Federation

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By Asnake Kefale, Tomasz Kamusella, Christophe Van der Beken
August 29, 2022

This book is a contribution to the global history of the transfer of political ideas, as exemplified by the case of modern Ethiopia. Like many non-European nation-states, Ethiopia adopted a western model of statehood, that is, the nation-state. Unlike the postcolonial polities that have retained ...

Jewish Self-Defense in South America Facing Anti-Semitism with a Club in Hand

Jewish Self-Defense in South America: Facing Anti-Semitism with a Club in Hand

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By Raanan Rein
August 26, 2022

Jewish Self-Defense in South America charts the ways in which Jewish youth in Argentina and Uruguay organized self-defense groups in the wake of an anti-Semitic wave that swept the Southern Cone in the 1960s. The kidnapping of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires in 1960 and his trial ...

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