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Divided Village: The Cold War in the German Borderlands

Divided Village: The Cold War in the German Borderlands

1st Edition

Jason B. Johnson
August 23, 2018

In 1983, then-US Vice President George H.W. Bush delivered a speech in London. He had just been in West Berlin and spoke about his first visit to the Berlin Wall. Bush then went on to describe another German wall he saw after Berlin: "if anything, that wall was an even greater obscenity than its...

Violence, Memory, and History: Western Perceptions of Kristallnacht

Violence, Memory, and History: Western Perceptions of Kristallnacht

1st Edition

Colin McCullough, Nathan Wilson
August 23, 2018

This edited collection delves into the horrors of November 1938 and to what degree they portended the Holocaust, demonstrating the varied reactions of Western audiences to news about the pogrom against the Jews. A pattern of stubborn governmental refusal to help German Jews to any large degree...

Israel’s Path to Europe: The Negotiations for a Preferential Agreement, 1957–1970

Israel’s Path to Europe: The Negotiations for a Preferential Agreement, 1957–1970

1st Edition

Gadi Heimann, Lior Herman
August 20, 2018

Relations between the new state of Israel and the European Union in the first twenty years of the Community’s existence were a major policy issue given the background of the Holocaust and the way the new nation was established. This book focuses on Israel-European Community relations from 1957 to...

The Peace Discourse in Europe, 1900-1945

The Peace Discourse in Europe, 1900-1945

1st Edition

Alberto Castelli
August 20, 2018

This book charts ideas European intellectuals (mostly from Great Britain, France, Germany and Italy) put forward to solve the problem of war during the first half of the twentieth century: a period that began with the Anglo-Boer war and that ended with the explosion of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima...

Liberalism in Pre-revolutionary Russia: State, Nation, Empire

Liberalism in Pre-revolutionary Russia: State, Nation, Empire

1st Edition

Susanna Rabow-Edling
August 06, 2018

Nineteenth-century Russian intellectuals were faced with a dilemma. They had to choose between modernizing their country, thus imitating the West, or reaffirming what was perceived as their country's own values and thereby risk remaining socially underdeveloped and unable to compete with Western...

Ethnic Cleansing During the Cold War: The Forgotten 1989 Expulsion of Turks from Communist Bulgaria

Ethnic Cleansing During the Cold War: The Forgotten 1989 Expulsion of Turks from Communist Bulgaria

1st Edition

Tomasz Kamusella
August 02, 2018

In mid-1989, the Bulgarian communist regime seeking to prop up its legitimacy played the ethnonational card by expelling 360,000 Turks and Muslims across the Iron Curtain to neighboring Turkey. It was the single largest ethnic cleansing during the Cold War in Europe after the wrapping up of the...

Legacies of Violence in Contemporary Spain: Exhuming the Past, Understanding the Present

Legacies of Violence in Contemporary Spain: Exhuming the Past, Understanding the Present

1st Edition

Ofelia Ferrán, Lisa Hilbink
June 28, 2018

This book provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary study of the multiple legacies of Francoist violence in contemporary Spain, with a special focus on the exhumations of mass graves from the Civil War and post-war era. The various contributions frame their study within a broader reflection on...

The Problem of Democracy in Postwar Europe: Political Actors and the Formation of the Postwar Model of Democracy in France, West Germany and Italy

The Problem of Democracy in Postwar Europe: Political Actors and the Formation of the Postwar Model of Democracy in France, West Germany and Italy

1st Edition

Pepijn Corduwener
June 28, 2018

The current perception of democratic crisis in Western Europe gives a renewed urgency to a new perspective on the way democracy was reconstructed after World War II and the principles that underpinned its postwar transformation. This study accounts for the formation of the postwar democratic order...

(Re)Constructing Communities in Europe, 1918-1968: Senses of Belonging Below, Beyond and Within the Nation-State

(Re)Constructing Communities in Europe, 1918-1968: Senses of Belonging Below, Beyond and Within the Nation-State

1st Edition

Stefan Couperus, Harm Kaal
June 28, 2018

This book offers a new perspective on the social history of twentieth-century Europe by investigating the ideals and ideas, the life worlds and ideologies that emerge behind the use of the concept of community. It explores a wide variety of actors, ranging from the tenants of London council estates...

Meanings and Values of Water in Russian Culture

Meanings and Values of Water in Russian Culture

1st Edition

Jane Costlow, Arja Rosenholm
June 28, 2018

Bringing together a team of scholars from the diverse fields of geography, literary studies, and history, this is the first volume to study water as a cultural phenomenon within the Russian/Soviet context. Water in this context is both a cognitive and cultural construct and a geographical and...

Franco-Israeli Relations, 1958-1967

Franco-Israeli Relations, 1958-1967

1st Edition

Gadi Heimann
June 28, 2018

Since the Sinai campaign, France had been Israel's ally, providing advanced weapons and granting political support and economic aid. When Charles de Gaulle returned to lead France in 1958 during the Algerian War, Israeli leadership faced a challenge to maintain the friendship in light of the...

Order and Insecurity in Germany and Turkey: Military Cultures of the 1930s

Order and Insecurity in Germany and Turkey: Military Cultures of the 1930s

1st Edition

Emre Sencer
June 28, 2018

This book examines processes of military, political and cultural transformation from the perspective of officers in two countries: Germany and Turkey in the 1930s. The national fates of both countries interlocked during the Great War years and their close alliance dictated their...

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