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Michael Collins and the Financing of Violent Political Struggle

Michael Collins and the Financing of Violent Political Struggle

1st Edition

By Nicholas Ridley
November 22, 2017

Michael Collins was a pivotal figure in the Irish struggle for independence and his legacy has resonated ever since. Whilst Collins’ role as a guerrilla leader and intelligence operative is well documented, his actions as the clandestine Irish government Minister of Finance have been less studied. ...

Capitalism and Religion in World History Purification and Progress

Capitalism and Religion in World History: Purification and Progress

1st Edition

By Carl Mosk
November 10, 2017

Purity condemns filth; piety disparages corruption. Amassing riches offered to a transcendental world, the priests of ancient faiths found themselves trapped in contradiction. By loaning out their resources to merchants, they made themselves pariahs to true prophets. Before Islam squared the circle...

The Style and Mythology of Socialism: Socialist Idealism, 1871-1914

The Style and Mythology of Socialism: Socialist Idealism, 1871-1914

1st Edition

By Stefan Arvidsson
October 12, 2017

Arguably no modern ideology has diffused as fast as Socialism. From the mid-nineteenth century to the last quarter of the twentieth socialist ideals played a crucial part not only in the political sphere, but also influenced the way people worked and played, thought and felt, designed and decorated...

The Russo-Japanese War and its Shaping of the Twentieth Century

The Russo-Japanese War and its Shaping of the Twentieth Century

1st Edition

By Frank Jacob
August 16, 2017

The Russo-Japanese War was in essence a colonial conflict between the expanding interests of Russia and Japan in East Asia. However, while appearing regional, the war itself in fact had a major global impact. The conflict and Japanese victory stimulated the Russian revolutionary movement in 1905 ...

Understanding the City through its Margins Pluridisciplinary Perspectives from Case Studies in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

Understanding the City through its Margins: Pluridisciplinary Perspectives from Case Studies in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

1st Edition

Edited By André Chappatte, Ulrike Freitag, Nora Lafi
August 03, 2017

Cities the world over and in particular developing countries suffer from uneven development and inequality. This is often coupled with the view that these inequalities constitute unfortunate anomalies. In contrast, this edited volume draws out the ways in which the city has not been able to exist ...

The Chronicle of a People's War: The Military and Strategic History of the Cambodian Civil War, 1979–1991

The Chronicle of a People's War: The Military and Strategic History of the Cambodian Civil War, 1979–1991

1st Edition

By Boraden Nhem
July 20, 2017

The Chronicle of a People's War: The Military and Strategic History of the Cambodian Civil War, 1979–1991 narrates the military and strategic history of the Cambodian Civil War, especially the People’s Republic of Kampuchea (PRK), from when it deposed the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime in ...

The Assyrian Genocide Cultural and Political Legacies

The Assyrian Genocide: Cultural and Political Legacies

1st Edition

Edited By Hannibal Travis
July 26, 2017

For a brief period, the attention of the international community has focused once again on the plight of religious minorities in Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. In particular, the abductions and massacres of Yezidis and Assyrians in the Sinjar, Mosul, Nineveh Plains, Baghdad, and Hasakah regions in 2007–...

Museums in the Second World War Curators, Culture and Change

Museums in the Second World War: Curators, Culture and Change

1st Edition

By Catherine Pearson, Suzanne Keene
June 23, 2017

Exploring the role of museums, galleries and curators during the upheaval of the Second World War, this book challenges the accepted view of a hiatus in museum services during the conflict and its immediate aftermath. Instead it argues that new thinking in the 1930s was realised in a number of ...

Foundations of Modernity Human Agency and the Imperial State

Foundations of Modernity: Human Agency and the Imperial State

1st Edition

By Isa Blumi
June 16, 2017

Investigating how a number of modern empires transform over the long 19th century (1789-1914) as a consequence of their struggle for ascendancy in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, Foundations of Modernity: Human Agency and the Imperial State moves the study of the modern empire towards a ...

Colonial Soldiers in Europe, 1914-1945

Colonial Soldiers in Europe, 1914-1945: "Aliens in Uniform" in Wartime Societies

1st Edition

Edited By Eric Storm, Ali Al Tuma
June 07, 2017

During the first half of the twentieth century, European countries witnessed the arrival of hundreds of thousands of colonial soldiers fighting in European territory (First and Second World War and Spanish Civil War) and coming into contact with European society and culture. For many Europeans, ...

Transpacific Revolutionaries The Chinese Revolution in Latin America

Transpacific Revolutionaries: The Chinese Revolution in Latin America

1st Edition

By Matthew Rothwell
May 31, 2017

This book shows how Maoism was globalized during the 1949-1976 period, highlighting the agency of both Latin American and Chinese actors. While Maoism has long been known to have been influential in many social movements and guerrilla groups in Latin America, author Matthew Rothwell is the first to...

War and Diplomacy in East and West A Biography of Józef Retinger

War and Diplomacy in East and West: A Biography of Józef Retinger

1st Edition

By M. B. B. Biskupski
May 10, 2017

The New York Times said of Józef Hieronim Retinger that he was on intimate terms with most leading statesmen of the Western World, including presidents of the United States. He has been repeatedly acknowledged as one of the principle architects of the movement for European unity after the World War...

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