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Contesting the Origins of the First World War An Historiographical Argument

Contesting the Origins of the First World War: An Historiographical Argument

1st Edition

By Troy Paddock
August 12, 2019

Contesting the Origins of the First World War challenges the Anglophone emphasis on Germany as bearing the primary responsibility in causing the conflict and instead builds upon new perspectives to reconsider the roles of the other Great Powers. Using the work of Terrance Zuber, Sean McMeekin,...

Transatlantic Trade and Global Cultural Transfers Since 1492 More than Commodities

Transatlantic Trade and Global Cultural Transfers Since 1492: More than Commodities

1st Edition

Edited By Martina Kaller, Frank Jacob
August 12, 2019

Access to new plants and consumer goods such as sugar, tobacco, and chocolate from the beginning of the sixteenth century onwards would massively change the way people lived, especially in how and what they consumed. While global markets were consequently formed and provided access to these new ...

Model Workers in China, 1949-1965 Constructing A New Citizen

Model Workers in China, 1949-1965: Constructing A New Citizen

1st Edition

By James Farley
July 02, 2019

Seismic changes in ideology and economic policy in China followed the death of Mao Zedong but one aspect of culture has remained constant: the use of ‘Model Workers’ for the purposes of propaganda and more recent public relations campaigns. In both a political and commercial context, the use of ...

Castro and Franco The Backstage of Cold War Diplomacy

Castro and Franco: The Backstage of Cold War Diplomacy

1st Edition

By Haruko Hosoda
May 14, 2019

Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Spain’s Francisco Franco were two men with very similar backgrounds but very different political ideologies. Both received a Catholic education and had strong connections to the Galicia region of Spain. Both were familiar with guerrilla tactics and came to power through ...

Censuses and Census Takers A Global History

Censuses and Census Takers: A Global History

1st Edition

By Gunnar Thorvaldsen
May 07, 2019

This book analyses the international development of the census by comparing the history of census taking on all continents and in many countries. The timeframe is wide, from male censuses in the Bible to current censuses covering the whole population. There is a focus on the efforts and destinies ...

Civic Nationalisms in Global Perspective

Civic Nationalisms in Global Perspective

1st Edition

Edited By Jasper Trautsch
March 26, 2019

Recent events around the globe have cast doubt on the assumption that, as a result of increasing cross-border migrations and global interdependencies, nation-states are becoming more inclusive, ethnic forms of identification more and more a thing of the past, and processes of supranational ...

Reason, Religion and the Australian Polity A Secular State?

Reason, Religion and the Australian Polity: A Secular State?

1st Edition

By Stephen Chavura, John Gascoigne, Ian Tregenza
February 06, 2019

How did the concept of the secular state emerge and evolve in Australia and how has it impacted on its institutions? This is the most comprehensive study to date on the relationship between religion and the state in Australian history, focusing on the meaning of political secularity in a society ...

Agrarian Reform and Resistance in an Age of Globalisation The Euro-American World and Beyond, 1780-1914

Agrarian Reform and Resistance in an Age of Globalisation: The Euro-American World and Beyond, 1780-1914

1st Edition

Edited By Joe Regan, Cathal Smith
November 29, 2018

This book investigates the causes and effects of modernisation in rural regions of Britain and Ireland, continental Europe, the Americas, and Australasia between 1780 and 1914. In this period, the transformation of the world economy associated with the Industrial Revolution fuelled dramatic changes...

The Catholic Church and Liberal Democracy

The Catholic Church and Liberal Democracy

1st Edition

By Bernt Oftestad
December 04, 2018

The Roman Catholic Church's critical stance towards liberalism and democracy following the French Revolution and through the 19th century was often entrenched, but the Second Vatican Council of the 1960s saw a shift in the Church's attitude towards democracy. In recent years, a conflict has ...

The Communist International, Anti-Imperialism and Racial Equality in British Dominions

The Communist International, Anti-Imperialism and Racial Equality in British Dominions

1st Edition

By Oleksa Drachewych
December 03, 2018

This book analyzes the stance of international communism towards nationality, anti-colonialism, and racial equality as defined by the Communist International (Comintern) during the interwar period. Central to the volume is a comparative analysis of the communist parties of three British dominions, ...

The Muslim Reception of European Orientalism Reversing the Gaze

The Muslim Reception of European Orientalism: Reversing the Gaze

1st Edition

Edited By Susannah Heschel, Umar Ryad
December 06, 2018

Edward Said’s Orientalism, now more than fifty years old, has to be one of the most frequently cited books among academics in a wide range of disciplines, and the most frequently assigned book to undergraduates at colleges. Among the common questions raised in response to Said’s book: Did scholars ...

Women and Politics in Wartime China Networking Across Geopolitical Borders

Women and Politics in Wartime China: Networking Across Geopolitical Borders

1st Edition

By Vivienne Xiangwei Guo
December 03, 2018

Focusing on Chinese elite women as a special socio-political group, this book places the sophisticated networks they formed in the shifting geographical, social, cultural and political spaces of wartime China, where their political engagement, knowledge-making, and network-building in support of '...

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