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The Holocaust in the Twenty-First Century: Contesting/Contested Memories

The Holocaust in the Twenty-First Century: Contesting/Contested Memories

1st Edition

David M. Seymour, Mercedes Camino
October 11, 2016

This volume locates and explores historical and contemporary sites of contested meanings of Holocaust memory across a range of geographical, geo-political, and disciplinary contexts, identifying and critically engaging with the nature and expression of these meanings within their relevant...

The Place of the Social Margins, 1350-1750

The Place of the Social Margins, 1350-1750

1st Edition

Andrew Spicer, Jane L. Stevens Crawshaw
September 20, 2016

This interdisciplinary volume illuminates the shadowy history of the disadvantaged, sick and those who did not conform to the accepted norms of society. It explores how marginal identity was formed, perceived and represented in Britain and Europe during the medieval and early modern periods. It...

Madness in Cold War America

Madness in Cold War America

1st Edition

Alexander Dunst
August 30, 2016

This book tells the story of how madness came to play a prominent part in America’s political and cultural debates. It argues that metaphors of madness rise to unprecedented popularity amidst the domestic struggles of the early Cold War and become a pre-eminent way of understanding the...

Enlightenment and Political Fiction: The Everyday Intellectual

Enlightenment and Political Fiction: The Everyday Intellectual

1st Edition

Cecilia Miller
April 06, 2016

The easy accessibility of political fiction in the long eighteenth century made it possible for any reader or listener to enter into the intellectual debates of the time, as much of the core of modern political and economic theory was to be found first in the fiction, not the theory, of this age....

Shadows of the Slave Past: Memory, Heritage, and Slavery

Shadows of the Slave Past: Memory, Heritage, and Slavery

1st Edition

Ana Lucia Araujo
March 30, 2016

This book is a transnational and comparative study examining the processes that led to the memorialization of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade in the second half of the twentieth century. Araujo explores numerous kinds of initiatives such as monuments, memorials, and museums as well as heritage...

Politics of Memory: Making Slavery Visible in the Public Space

Politics of Memory: Making Slavery Visible in the Public Space

1st Edition

Ana Lucia Araujo
March 30, 2016

The public memory of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade, which some years ago could be observed especially in North America, has slowly emerged into a transnational phenomenon now encompassing Europe, Africa, and Latin America, and even Asia – allowing the populations of African descent,...

Race, Science, and the Nation: Reconstructing the Ancient Past in Britain, France and Germany

Race, Science, and the Nation: Reconstructing the Ancient Past in Britain, France and Germany

1st Edition

Chris Manias
March 03, 2016

Across the nineteenth century, scholars in Britain, France and the German lands sought to understand their earliest ancestors: the Germanic and Celtic tribes known from classical antiquity, and the newly discovered peoples of prehistory. New fields – philology, archeology and anthropology –...

Language as a Scientific Tool: Shaping Scientific Language Across Time and National Traditions

Language as a Scientific Tool: Shaping Scientific Language Across Time and National Traditions

1st Edition

Miles MacLeod, Rocío G. Sumillera, Jan Surman, Ekaterina Smirnova
February 16, 2016

Language is the most essential medium of scientific activity. Many historians, sociologists and science studies scholars have investigated scientific language for this reason, but only few have examined those cases where language itself has become an object of scientific discussion. Over the...

Transnational South America: Experiences, Ideas, and Identities, 1860s-1900s

Transnational South America: Experiences, Ideas, and Identities, 1860s-1900s

1st Edition

Ori Preuss
February 12, 2016

At the crossroad of intellectual, diplomatic, and cultural history, this book examines flows of information, men, and ideas between South American cities—mainly the port-capitals of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro—during the period of their modernization. The book reconstructs this largely...

Jesuits at the Margins: Missions and Missionaries in the Marianas (1668-1769)

Jesuits at the Margins: Missions and Missionaries in the Marianas (1668-1769)

1st Edition

Alexandre Coello de la Rosa
December 10, 2015

In the past decades historians have interpreted early modern Christian missions not simply as an adjunct to Western imperialism, but a privileged field for cross-cultural encounters. Placing the Jesuit missions into a global phenomenon that emphasizes economic and cultural relations between Europe...

Travelling Notions of Culture in Early Nineteenth-Century Europe

Travelling Notions of Culture in Early Nineteenth-Century Europe

1st Edition

Hannu Salmi, Asko Nivala, Jukka Sarjala
November 09, 2015

The notions of culture and civilization are at the heart of European self-image. This book focuses on how space and spatiality contributed to defining the concepts of culture and civilization and, conversely, what kind of spatial ramifications "culture" and "civilization" entailed. These questions...

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