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War, Agriculture, and Food: Rural Europe from the 1930s to the 1950s

War, Agriculture, and Food: Rural Europe from the 1930s to the 1950s

1st Edition

Paul Brassley, Yves Segers, Leen Van Molle
May 31, 2017

Between the 1930s and the 1950s rural life in Europe underwent profound changes, partly as a result of the Second World War, and partly as a result of changes which had been in progress over many years. This book examines a range of European countries, from Scandinavia to Spain and Ireland to...

Alan S. Milward and a Century of European Change

Alan S. Milward and a Century of European Change

1st Edition

Fernando Guirao, Frances Lynch, Sigfrido M. Ramirez Perez
May 24, 2017

The main purpose of the book is to introduce the work of Alan S. Milward and to acknowledge the full magnitude of his scientific contribution to contemporary British and European history. The book is a collection of essays which provide a better understanding of Alan Milward’s extensive...

Oil Exploration, Diplomacy, and Security in the Early Cold War: The Enemy Underground

Oil Exploration, Diplomacy, and Security in the Early Cold War: The Enemy Underground

1st Edition

Roberto Cantoni
April 07, 2017

The importance of oil for national military-industrial complexes appeared more clearly than ever in the Cold War. This volume argues that the confidential acquisition of geoscientific knowledge was paramount for states, not only to provide for their own energy needs, but also to buttress...

German Reunification: Unfinished Business

German Reunification: Unfinished Business

1st Edition

Joyce E. Bromley
April 04, 2017

In 1945, German families with more than 100 hectares (247 acres) of land were forced from their homes in the eastern sector by the Soviets, now in control of that area. These families were brutally evicted from their property and had their land expropriated. In the next 45 years, the GDR government...

The Summer Capitals of Europe, 1814-1919

The Summer Capitals of Europe, 1814-1919

1st Edition

Marina Soroka
March 29, 2017

This book is about the European health spas of the nineteenth century: what they were, how they operated, what life was like there and how their functions evolved to the point where their original medicinal purpose was relegated to a secondary place by the unintended uses of spas as stages of...

Constructing a German Diaspora: The

Constructing a German Diaspora: The "Greater German Empire", 1871-1914

1st Edition

Stefan Manz
February 07, 2017

This book takes on a global perspective to unravel the complex relationship between Imperial Germany and its diaspora. Around 1900, German-speakers living abroad were tied into global power-political aspirations. They were represented as outposts of a "Greater German Empire" whose ethnic links had...

Resistance Heroism and the End of Empire: The Life and Times of Madeleine Riffaud

Resistance Heroism and the End of Empire: The Life and Times of Madeleine Riffaud

1st Edition

Keren Chiaroni
January 09, 2017

This book introduces an English-speaking public to the life of Madeleine Riffaud – one of the last living leaders of the French Resistance. It considers the nature of the rebel hero in France’s founding historical narratives (revolution, insurrection, resistance) while asking what contributions...

Green Landscapes in the European City, 1750–2010

Green Landscapes in the European City, 1750–2010

1st Edition

Peter Clark, Marjaana Niemi, Catharina Nolin
December 15, 2016

Green space is a fundamental concept for understanding modern and contemporary urban society, shedding light not only on the ecological development of cities but also societal relations, urban governance and planning processes. Closely linked to issues of environmental change, changing perceptions...

Italy and Its Eastern Border, 1866-2016

Italy and Its Eastern Border, 1866-2016

1st Edition

Marina Cattaruzza
October 13, 2016

This is the first scholarly work in Modern European History which elucidates consistently how border issues affect the history of nations and states in the 19th and 20th centuries. The book rethinks the Italian history of the last 150 years from the perspective of its eastern periphery and of the...

Britain and the Problem of International Disarmament: 1919-1934

Britain and the Problem of International Disarmament: 1919-1934

1st Edition

Carolyn J. Kitching
May 17, 2016

In the aftermath of the Great War, multilateral disarmament was placed at the top of the international agenda by the Treaty of Versailles and the Covenant of the League of Nations. This book analyzes the naval, air and land disarmament policies of successive British governments from 1919 to 1934,...

Ireland's Great Famine and Popular Politics

Ireland's Great Famine and Popular Politics

1st Edition

Enda Delaney, Breandán Mac Suibhne
December 01, 2015

Ireland’s Great Famine of 1845–52 was among the most devastating food crises in modern history. A country of some eight-and-a-half-million people lost one million to hunger and disease and another million to emigration. According to land activist Michael Davitt, the starving made little or no...

British Foreign Policy 1874-1914: The Role of India

British Foreign Policy 1874-1914: The Role of India

1st Edition

Sneh Mahajan
November 26, 2015

A challenging analysis of British Foreign Policy is provided at a time when Britain possessed the biggest Empire that humankind has ever known. In this Empire India had a unique position, comprising 97 per cent of Britain's Asiatic Empire. All British statesmen deemed it essential to maintain their...

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