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Combatants and Civilians in Revolutionary Ireland, 1918-1923

Combatants and Civilians in Revolutionary Ireland, 1918-1923

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Thomas Earls FitzGerald
March 26, 2021

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

The Ending of Tribal Wars Configurations and Processes of Pacification

The Ending of Tribal Wars: Configurations and Processes of Pacification

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Jürg Helbling, Tobias Schwoerer
March 24, 2021

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 ...

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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Carl Cavanagh Hodge
March 17, 2021

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 ...

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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Cathal Smith
March 09, 2021

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...

German-East Asian Encounters and Entanglements Affinity in Culture and Politics Since 1945

German-East Asian Encounters and Entanglements: Affinity in Culture and Politics Since 1945

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Joanne Miyang Cho
December 29, 2020

This volume surveys transnational encounters and entanglements between Germany and East Asia since 1945, a period that has witnessed unprecedented global connections between the two regions. It examines their socio-political and cultural connections through a variety of media. Since 1945, cultural ...

War and Semiotics Signs, Communication Systems, and the Preparation, Legitimization, and Commemoration of Collective Mass Violence

War and Semiotics: Signs, Communication Systems, and the Preparation, Legitimization, and Commemoration of Collective Mass Violence

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Frank Jacob
December 29, 2020

Wars create their own dynamics, especially with regard to images and language. The semiotic and semantic codes are redefined, according to the need to create an enemy image, or in reference to the results of a war that are post-event defined as just or reasonable. The semiotic systems of wars are ...

Corporate Policing, Yellow Unionism, and Strikebreaking, 1890-1930 In Defence of Freedom

Corporate Policing, Yellow Unionism, and Strikebreaking, 1890-1930: In Defence of Freedom

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Matteo Millan, Alessandro Saluppo
December 28, 2020

This book provides a comparative and transnational examination of the complex and multifaceted experiences of anti-labour mobilisation, from the bitter social conflicts of the pre-war period, through the epochal tremors of war and revolution, and the violent spasms of the 1920s and 1930s. It ...

Redefining Propaganda in Modern China The Mao Era and its Legacies

Redefining Propaganda in Modern China: The Mao Era and its Legacies

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James Farley, Matthew D. Johnson
November 20, 2020

Usage of the political keyword "propaganda" by the Chinese Communist Party has changed and expanded over time. These changes have been masked by strong continuities spanning periods in the history of the People’s Republic of China from the Mao Zedong Era (1949-1976) to the New Era of Xi Jinping (...

Embassies in Crisis Studies of Diplomatic Missions in Testing Situations

Embassies in Crisis: Studies of Diplomatic Missions in Testing Situations

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Rogelia Pastor-Castro, Martin Thomas
October 30, 2020

Embassies are integral to international diplomacy, their staff instrumental to inter-governmental dialogue, strategic partnerships, trading relationships and cultural exchange. But Embassies are also discreet political spaces. Notionally sovereign territory ‘immune’ from local jurisdiction, in ...

Ruler Personality Cults from Empires to Nation-States and Beyond Symbolic Patterns and Interactional Dynamics

Ruler Personality Cults from Empires to Nation-States and Beyond: Symbolic Patterns and Interactional Dynamics

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Kirill Postoutenko, Darin Stephanov
September 14, 2020

Encompassing five continents and twenty centuries, this book puts ruler personality cults on the crossroads of disciplines rarely, if ever, juxtaposed before: among its authors are historians, linguists, media scholars, political scientists and communication sociologists from Europe, the United ...

The Grand Strategies of Great Powers

The Grand Strategies of Great Powers

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Tudor A. Onea
August 06, 2020

What is grand strategy and what is it good for? What are great powers, and which states are great powers today? What are the grand strategies available to great powers? What are the conditions under which a certain strategy is suitable and when should it be rejected? What are the factors affecting ...

In the Shadow of the Swastika The Relationships Between Indian Radical Nationalism, Italian Fascism and Nazism

In the Shadow of the Swastika: The Relationships Between Indian Radical Nationalism, Italian Fascism and Nazism

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Marzia Casolari
July 31, 2020

This book examines and establishes connections between Italian Fascism and Hindu nationalism, connections which developed within the frame of Italy’s anti-British foreign policy. The most remarkable contacts with the Indian political milieu were established via Bengali nationalist circles. ...

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