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Italy Before Italy: Institutions, Conflicts and Political Hopes in the Italian States, 1815-1860

Italy Before Italy: Institutions, Conflicts and Political Hopes in the Italian States, 1815-1860

1st Edition

Marco Soresina
February 05, 2018

Italian unification is one of the pivotal events in European history but the period leading up to Risorgimento has often been analysed in less detail. This book focuses on the history of the Italian states between 1815 and 1860 focusing on state institutions, international relations, economic and...

Britain and the Cyprus Crisis of 1974: Conflict, Colonialism and the Politics of Remembrance in Greek Cypriot Society

Britain and the Cyprus Crisis of 1974: Conflict, Colonialism and the Politics of Remembrance in Greek Cypriot Society

1st Edition

John Burke
November 27, 2017

This book examines the ideological and socio-political discourses shaping the remembrance and representation of Britain and the Cyprus conflict of 1974 within Greek Cypriot society. By combining the official with the popular and drawing on an extensive range of oral history interviews, this...

The Nationalism of the Rich: Discourses and Strategies of Separatist Parties in Catalonia, Flanders, Northern Italy and Scotland

The Nationalism of the Rich: Discourses and Strategies of Separatist Parties in Catalonia, Flanders, Northern Italy and Scotland

1st Edition

Emmanuel Dalle Mulle
November 27, 2017

Based on rigorous analysis of the propaganda of five Western European separatist parties, this book provides in-depth examination of the ‘nationalism of the rich’, defined as a type of nationalist discourse that seeks to end the economic ‘exploitation’ suffered by a group of people represented as a...

Protecting Democracy from Dissent: Population Engineering in Western Europe 1918-1926

Protecting Democracy from Dissent: Population Engineering in Western Europe 1918-1926

1st Edition

Shannon Monaghan
November 24, 2017

In the aftermath of the First World War, the victorious powers – more or less liberal democracies – argued that democracy would bring peace to Europe because this was the only effective way for legitimate states, with governments based on the consent of the governed, to be organized. What the...

1916 in Global Context: An anti-Imperial moment

1916 in Global Context: An anti-Imperial moment

1st Edition

Enrico Dal Lago, Róisín Healy, Gearóid Barry
November 16, 2017

The year 1916 has recently been identified as "a tipping point for the intensification of protests, riots, uprisings and even revolutions." Many of these constituted a challenge to the international pre-war order of empires, and thus collectively represent a global anti-imperial moment, which was...

Orphans and Abandoned Children in European History: Sixteenth to Twentieth Centuries

Orphans and Abandoned Children in European History: Sixteenth to Twentieth Centuries

1st Edition

Nicoleta Roman
November 09, 2017

In a world dominated by poverty, a central characteristic has been the plight of orphans and abandoned children. Over the centuries, State, Church and individuals have all attempted to tackle the issue, but can we trace any change over the course of time when it comes to the welfare system intended...

Stalin’s Constitution (Open Access): Soviet Participatory Politics and the Discussion of the 1936 Draft Constitution

Stalin’s Constitution (Open Access): Soviet Participatory Politics and the Discussion of the 1936 Draft Constitution

1st Edition

Samantha Lomb
November 06, 2017

Upon its adoption in December 1936, Soviet leaders hailed the new so-called Stalin Constitution as the most democratic in the world. Scholars have long scoffed at this claim, noting that the mass repression of 1937–1938 that followed rendered it a hollow document. This study does not address these...

Hitler’s Brudervolk: The Dutch and the Colonization of Occupied Eastern Europe, 1939-1945

Hitler’s Brudervolk: The Dutch and the Colonization of Occupied Eastern Europe, 1939-1945

1st Edition

Geraldien von Frijtag Drabbe Künzel
October 13, 2017

This is the first academic book on Dutch colonial aspirations and initiatives during WWII. Between the summers of 1941 and 1944, some 5,500 Dutch men and women left their occupied homeland to find employment in the so-called German Occupied Eastern Territories: Belarus, the Baltic countries and...

Governing the Rural in Interwar Europe

Governing the Rural in Interwar Europe

1st Edition

Liesbeth van de Grift, Amalia Ribi Forclaz
October 03, 2017

This book examines how rural Europe as a hybrid social and natural environment emerged as a key site of local, national and international governance in the interwar years. The post-war need to secure and intensify food production, to protect contested border areas, to improve rural infrastructure...

The Age of Anniversaries: The Cult of Commemoration, 1895-1925

The Age of Anniversaries: The Cult of Commemoration, 1895-1925

1st Edition

T. G. Otte
September 19, 2017

For historians centennial commemorations furnish an excellent heuristic tool for gauging late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century attitudes towards the past and the present. Centenary celebrations helped to revive, perpetuate and reinforce public perceptions of historical events and people in...

The History of the European Migration Regime: Germany's Strategic Hegemony

The History of the European Migration Regime: Germany's Strategic Hegemony

1st Edition

Emmanuel Comte
August 25, 2017

After the Second World War, the international migration regime in Europe took a course different from the global migration regime and the migration regimes in other regions of the world. From the bureaucratic and restrictive practices that prevailed in the late 1940s in most parts of Europe, the...

Propaganda, Persuasion and the Great War: Heredity in the modern sale of products and political ideas

Propaganda, Persuasion and the Great War: Heredity in the modern sale of products and political ideas

1st Edition

Pier Paolo Pedrini
August 10, 2017

How to persuade citizens to enlist? How to convince them to fight in a war which was, for many, distant in terms of kilometres as well as interest? Modern persuasion techniques, both political and commercial, were used to motivate enlistment and financial support to build a "factory of consensus"....

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