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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...

Alan S. Milward and Contemporary European History: Collected Academic Reviews

Alan S. Milward and Contemporary European History: Collected Academic Reviews

1st Edition

Fernando Guirao, Frances M.B. Lynch
October 26, 2015

Alan S. Milward was a renowned historian of contemporary Europe. In addition to his books, as well as articles and chapters in edited books, he also wrote nearly 250 book reviews and review articles, some in French and German, which were published in journals world-wide. Taken together they reveal...

Totalitarian Dictatorship: New Histories

Totalitarian Dictatorship: New Histories

1st Edition

Daniela Baratieri, Mark Edele, Giuseppe Finaldi
October 16, 2015

This book locates totalitarianism in the vastly complex web of fragmented pasts, diverse presents, and differently envisaged futures to enhance understanding of the fraught era in European history. It explores empirical ways to the resurgence of the concept of totalitarian dictatorship....

Fascism and Ideology: Italy, Britain, and Norway

Fascism and Ideology: Italy, Britain, and Norway

1st Edition

Salvatore Garau
April 01, 2015

This book develops a number of new conceptual tools to tackle some of the most hotly debated issues concerning the nature of fascism, using three profoundly different national contexts in the inter-war years as case studies: Italy, Britain and Norway. It explores how fascist ideology was the result...

From Slave Trade to Empire: European Colonisation of Black Africa 1780s-1880s

From Slave Trade to Empire: European Colonisation of Black Africa 1780s-1880s

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Olivier Pétré-Grenouilleau
March 04, 2015

Much has been written about the origins of the great push which led Europe to colonise sub-Saharan Africa at the end of the nineteenth century. This book provides a new perspective on this controversial subject by focussing on Europe and a range of empire-building states: Germany, France, Italy and...

Antifascism After Hitler: East German Youth and Socialist Memory, 1949-1989

Antifascism After Hitler: East German Youth and Socialist Memory, 1949-1989

1st Edition

Catherine Plum
February 24, 2015

Antifascism After Hitler investigates the antifascist stories, memory sites and youth reception that were critical to the success of political education in East German schools and extracurricular activities. As the German Democratic Republic (GDR) promoted national identity and socialist...

Weimar Cities: The Challenge of Urban Modernity in Germany, 1919–1933

Weimar Cities: The Challenge of Urban Modernity in Germany, 1919–1933

1st Edition

John Bingham
December 22, 2014

Weimar Cities explores Germany's efforts to come to grips with its great cities after World War I; by extension the book measures the feasibility of the postwar experiment that was the Weimar Republic. The book focuses particularly on the weakness, both local and national, that...

Turkey and the Rescue of European Jews

Turkey and the Rescue of European Jews

1st Edition

I. Izzet Bahar
December 19, 2014

This book exposes Turkish policies concerning European Jews during the Hitler era, focusing on three events: 1. The recruitment of German Jewish scholars by the Turkish government after Hitler came to power, 2. The fate of Jews of Turkish origin in German-controlled France during WWII, 3. The...

Racial Theories in Fascist Italy

Racial Theories in Fascist Italy

1st Edition

Aaron Gillette
August 15, 2014

Racial Theories in Fascist Italy examines the role played by race and racism in the development of Italian identity during the fascist period. The book examines the struggle between Mussolini, the fascist hierarchy, scientists and others in formulating a racial persona that would gain wide...

History, Memory, and Trans-European Identity: Unifying Divisions

History, Memory, and Trans-European Identity: Unifying Divisions

1st Edition

Aline Sierp
June 02, 2014

This book questions the presupposition voiced by many historians and political scientists that political experiences in Europe continue to be interpreted in terms of national history, and that a European community of remembrance still does not exist. By tracing the evolution of specific memory...

The Red Brigades and the Discourse of Violence: Revolution and Restoration

The Red Brigades and the Discourse of Violence: Revolution and Restoration

1st Edition

Marco Briziarelli
May 12, 2014

This book explores the communicative practices of the Italian radical group Red Brigades (Brigate Rosse, or BR), the relationship the group established with the Italian press, and the specific social historical context in which the BR developed both its own self-understanding and its...

Nurses and Midwives in Nazi Germany: The

Nurses and Midwives in Nazi Germany: The "Euthanasia Programs"

1st Edition

Susan Benedict, Linda Shields
April 09, 2014

This book is about the ethics of nursing and midwifery, and how these were abrogated during the Nazi era. Nurses and midwives actively killed their patients, many of whom were disabled children and infants and patients with mental (and other) illnesses or intellectual disabilities. The book gives...

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