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  • A life spent for Ireland. Being selections from the journals of th late W.J. O'Neill Daunt. Ed. by his daughter
    DA 952 D38 A34 1896

  • Queenship at the Renaissance courts of Britain : Catherine of Aragon and Margaret Tudor, 1503-1533 / Michelle L. Beer
    DA 320 B44 2018
    Catherine of Aragon (r.1509-33) and her sister-in-law Margaret Tudor (r.1503-13) presided as queens over the glittering sixteenth-century courts of England and Scotland, alongside their husbands Henry VIII of England and James IV of Scotland. Although we know a great deal about these two formidable sixteenth-century kings, we understand very little about how their two queens contributed to their reigns. How did these young, foreign women become effective and trusted consorts, and powerful political figures in their own right? This book argues that Catherine and Margaret's performance of queenship combined medieval queenly virtues with the new opportunities for influence and power offered by Renaissance court culture. Royal rituals such as childbirth and the Royal Maundy, courtly spectacles such as tournaments, banquets and diplomatic summits, or practices such as arranged marriages and gift-giving, were all moments when Catherine and Margaret could assert their honour, status and identity as queens. Their husbands' support for their activities at court helped bring them the influence and patronage necessary to pursue their own political goals and obtain favour and rewards for their servants and followers. Situating Catherine and Margaret's careers within the history of the royal courts of England and Scotland and amongst their queenly peers, this book reveals these two queens as intimately connected agents of political influence and dynastic power. MICHELLE BEER is an independent researcher working in Oakland, California.

  • The SAGE handbook of historical theory / edited by Nancy Partner and Sarah Foot
    D 16.8 S34 2013eb
    The SAGE Handbook of Historical Theory introduces the foundations of modern historical theory and the applications of theory to a full range of sub-fields of historical research, bringing the reader as up to date as possible with continuing debates and current developments.

    The book is divided into three key parts, covering:

    - Part I. Foundations: The Theoretical Grounds for Knowledge of the Past

    - Part II. Applications: Theory-Intensive Areas in History

    - Part III. Coda. Post-Postmodernism: Directions and Interrogations.

    This important handbook brings together, in one volume, discussions of modernity, empiricism, deconstruction, narrative and postmodernity in the continuing evolution of the historical discipline into our post-postmodern era. Chapters are written by leading academics from around the world and cover a wide array of specialized areas of the discipline, including social history, intellectual history, gender, memory, psychoanalysis and cultural history. The influence of major thinkers such as Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault and Hayden White is fully examined.

    This handbook is an essential resource for practising historians, and students of history, and will appeal to scholars in related disciplines in the social sciences and humanities who seek a closer understanding of the theoretical foundations of history.


  • Russia's regional identities : the power of the provinces / edited by Edith W. Clowes, Gisela Erbslöh and Ani Kokobobo
    DK 510.762 R865 2018eb

  • Post/colonialism and the pursuit of freedom in the Black Atlantic / edited by Jerome C. Branche
    DT 16.5 P67 2018eb

    Post/Colonialism and the Pursuit of Freedom in the Black Atlantic is an interdisciplinary collection of essays of wide historical and geographic scope which engages the legacy of diaspora, colonialism and slavery.

    The contributors explore the confrontation between Africa's forced migrants and their unwelcoming new environments, in order to highlight the unique individual experiences of survival and assimilation that characterized Atlantic slavery. As they focus on the African or Afro-diasporan populations under study, the chapters gauge the degree to which formal independence, coming out of a variety of practices of opposition and resistance, lasting centuries in some cases, has translated into freedom, security, and a "good life."

    By foregrounding Hispanophone, Lusophone, and Francophone African and Afro-descendant concerns, over and against an often Anglo-centric focus in the field, the book brings a more representative approach to the area of diaspora or Black Atlantic studies, offering a more complete appreciation of Black Atlantic cultural production across history and across linguistic barriers.


  • Denying the comfort women : the Japanese state's assault on historical truth / edited by Nishino Rumiko, Kim Puja and Onozawa Akane ; with the Violence against Women in War Research Action Center ; adapted from the Chinese by Robert Ricketts
    D 810 C698D46 2018eb

  • Long night of the tankers : Hitler's war against Caribbean oil / David J. Bercuson and Holger H. Herwig
    D 781 B47 2014eb

  • Amma's daughters : a memoir / Meenal Shrivastava
    DS 480.45 S57 2018eb
    As a precocious young girl, Surekha knew very little about the details of her mother Amma's unusual past and that of Babu, her mysterious and sometimes absent father. The tense, uncertain family life created by her parents' distant and fractious marriage and their separate ambitions informs her every action and emotion. Then one evening, in a moment of uncharacteristic transparency and vulnerability, Amma tells Surekha and her older sister Didi of the family tragedy that changed the course of her life. Finally, her daughters begin to understand the source of their mother's deep commitment to the Indian nationalist movement and her seemingly unending willingness to sacrifice in the name of that pursuit.In this re-memory based on the published and unpublished work of Amma and Surekha, Meenal Shrivastava, Surekha's daughter, uncovers the history of the female foot soldiers of Gandhi's national movement in the early twentieth century. As Meenal weaves these written accounts together with archival research and family history, she gives voice and honour to the hundreds of thousands of largely forgotten or unacknowledged women who, threatened with imprisonment for treason and sedition, relentlessly and selflessly gave toward the revolution.

  • Safe haven : the wartime letters of Ben Barman and Margaret Penrose, 1940-1943 / edited by Roderick J. Barman
    D 810 C4S24 2018eb

  • Granuaile : the life and times of Grace O'Malley c.1530-1603 / Anne Chambers
    DA 936 O43 C53 1988

  • Hausaland, or Fifteen hundred miles through the central Soudan, by Charles Henry Robinson ; with map and illustrations
    DT 518 H3 R55 1897

  • Yehude Navarah be-shilhe Yeme-ha-benayim / Yom Ṭov ʻAsis, Ramon Magdalenah
    DS 135 S75 N382 1990

  • New opposition in the Middle East / editors, Dara Conduit and Shahram Akbarzadeh
    DS63.123

  • Contesting British Chinese culture / edited by Ashley Thorpe, Diana Yeh
    DA125.C5

  • The intellectual origins of the Belgian revolution : political thought and disunity in the kingdom of the Netherlands, 1815-1830 / Stefaan Marteel
    DH645

  • Understanding willing participants. Nestar Russell
    D804.7.M67

  • Asia literacy in a global world : an Australian perspective / Hannah Soong, Nayia Cominos, editors
    DU117.18

  • Ireland since the famine [by] F.S.L. Lyons
    DA 951 L94

  • Illustrated history of England. Illus. selected by St. John Gore
    DA 32 T749 1956

  • The war of the doomed : Jewish armed resistance in Poland, 1942-1944 / Shmuel Krakowski ; foreword by Yehuda Bauer ; translated from the Hebrew by Orah Blaustein
    D 810 J4K68413 1984
    Documents the Jewish resistance to Nazi occupation in Poland outside the confines of Warsaw. This book tells of armed resistance in the forests and commando units as well as in POW and extermination camps. It includes analysis of Warsaw rebellion concerning the resistance that was hindered by the isolation and vulnerability of the participants.

  • L'Angleterre, le Canada et la grande guerre / par L.-G. Desjardins
    D 521 D38 1917

  • The Emperor and the Roman Army, 31 BC-AD 235 / J.B. Campbell
    DG 276.5 C26 1984

  • The Crusader armies : 1099-1187 / Steve Tibble
    D 160 T53 2018
    A major new history of the Crusades that illuminates the strength and sophistication of the Western and Muslim armies

    During the Crusades, the Western and Muslim armies developed various highly sophisticated strategies of both attack and defense, which evolved during the course of the battles. In this ambitious new work, Steve Tibble draws on a wide range of Muslim texts and archaeological evidence as well as more commonly cited Western sources to analyze the respective armies' strategy, adaptation, evolution, and cultural diversity and show just how sophisticated the Crusader armies were even by today's standards.

    In the first comprehensive account of the subject in sixty years, Tibble takes a fresh approach to Templars, Hospitallers, and other key Orders and makes the controversial proposition that the Crusades were driven as much by sedentary versus nomadic tribal concerns as by religious conflict. This fluently written, broad-ranging narrative provides a crucial missing piece in the study of the West's attempts to colonize the Middle East during the Middle Ages.

  • Consuming history : historians and heritage in contemporary popular culture / Jerome de Groot
    D 16.163 D4 2016

    Consuming History examines how history works in contemporary popular culture. Analysing a wide range of cultural entities from computer games to daytime television, it investigates the ways in which society consumes history and how a reading of this consumption can help us understand popular culture and issues of representation.

    In this second edition, Jerome de Groot probes how museums have responded to the heritage debate and how new technologies from online game-playing to internet genealogy have brought about a shift in access to history, discussing the often conflicted relationship between ¿public¿ and academic history and raising important questions about the theory and practice of history as a discipline. Fully revised throughout with up-to-date examples from sources such as Wolf Hall, Game of Thrones and 12 Years a Slave, this edition also includes new sections on the historical novel, gaming, social media and genealogy. It considers new, ground-breaking texts and media such as YouTube in addition to entities and practices, such as re-enactment, that have been underrepresented in historical discussion thus far.

    Engaging with a broad spectrum of source material and comparing the experiences of the UK, the USA, France and Germany as well as exploring more global trends, Consuming History offers an essential path through the debates for readers interested in history, cultural studies and the media.


  • The Jew in the modern world : a documentary history / compiled and edited by Paul Mendes-Flohr, Jehuda Reinharz
    DS 102 J43 2011
    The last two centuries have witnessed a radical transformation of Jewish life. Marked by such profound events as the Holocaust and the establishment of the state of Israel, Judaism's long journey through the modern age has been a complex and tumultuous one, leading many Jews to ask themselvesnot only where they have been and where they are going, but what it means to be a Jew in today's world.Tracing the Jewish experience in the modern period and illustrating the transformation of Jewish religion, culture, and identity from the 17th century to 1948, the updated edition of this critically acclaimed volume of primary materials remains the most complete sourcebook on modern Jewish history.Now expanded to supplement the most vital documents of the first edition, The Jew in the Modern World features hitherto unpublished and inaccessible sources concerning the Jewish experience in Eastern Europe, women in Jewish history, American Jewish life, the Holocaust, and Zionism and the nascentJewish community in Palestine on the eve of the establishment of the State of Israel. The documents are arranged chronologically in each of eleven chapters and are meticulously and extensively annotated and cross-referenced in order to provide the student with ready access to a wide variety ofissues, key historical figures, and events. Complete with some twenty useful tables detailing Jewish demographic trends, this is a unique resource for any course in Jewish history, Zionism and Israel, the Holocaust, or European and American history.

  • Roman imperial civilisation / Harold Mattingly
    DG 77 M38 1957

  • De Gaulle
    DC 373 G3L25 1969

  • The Cambridge companion to the Roman Republic / edited by Harriet I. Flower, Princeton University
    DG 235 C36 2014eb
    The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Republic examines all aspects of Roman history and civilization from 509 to 49 BC. The key development of the republican period was Rome's rise from a small city to a wealthy metropolis, which served as the international capital of an extensive Mediterranean empire. These centuries produced a classic republican political culture, closely associated with the growth of a world empire. They also witnessed the slow disintegration of republican government under the relentless and combined pressure of external commitments, growing internal dissension, and the boundless ambition of successful military leaders. In the second edition of this Companion volume, distinguished European, Canadian, and American scholars present a variety of lively current approaches to understanding the political, military, and social aspects of Roman history, as well as its literary and visual culture. The second edition includes a new introduction, three new chapters on population, slavery, and the rise of empire, and updated bibliographies and maps.

  • L'Histoire orale : textes / de Bruno Jean, David Millar, Marcel Juneau, Anonyme
    D 16.14 H57 1978

  • Lessons from a dark time : and other essays / Adam Hochschild
    D 443 H5972 2018
    In this rich collection, bestselling author Adam Hochschild has selected and updated over two dozen essays and pieces of reporting from his long career. Threaded through them all is his concern for social justice and the people who have fought for it. The articles here range from a California gun show to a Finnish prison, from a Congolese center for rape victims to the ruins of gulag camps in the Soviet Arctic, from a stroll through construction sites with an ecologically pioneering architect in India to a day on the campaign trail with Nelson Mandela. Hochschild also talks about the writers he loves, from Mark Twain to John McPhee, and explores such far-reaching topics as why so much history is badly written, what bookshelves tell us about their owners, and his front-row seat for the shocking revelation in the 1960s that the CIA had been secretly controlling dozens of supposedly independent organizations.

    With the skills of a journalist, the knowledge of a historian, and the heart of an activist, Hochschild shares the stories of people who took a stand against despotism, spoke out against unjust wars and government surveillance, and dared to dream of a better and more just world.

  • Transnational geographies of the heart : intimate subjectivities in a globalising city / Katie Walsh
    DS 219 B75 W35 2018

    Transnational Geographies of the Heart explores the spatialisation of intimacy in everyday life through an analysis of intimate subjectivities in transnational spaces.

    Draws on ethnographic research with British migrants in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, during a phase of rapid globalisation and economic diversification in 2002-2004 Highlights the negotiation of inter-personal relationships as enormously significant in relation to the dialectic of home and migration Includes four empirical chapters focused on the production of 'expatriate' subjectivities, community and friendships, sex and romance, and families Demonstrates that a critical analysis of the geographies of intimacy might productively contribute to our understanding of the ways in which intimate subjectivities are embodied, emplaced, and co-produced across binaries of public/private and local/global space

  • Mussolini and Hitler : the forging of the fascist alliance / Christian Goeschel
    D 726.5 G64 2018
    A fresh treatment of Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany, revealing the close ties between Mussolini and Hitler and their regimes​

    From 1934 until 1944 Mussolini met Hitler numerous times, and the two developed a relationship that deeply affected both countries. While Germany is generally regarded as the senior power, Christian Goeschel demonstrates just how much history has underrepresented Mussolini's influence on his German ally.

    In this highly readable book, Goeschel, a scholar of twentieth-century Germany and Italy, revisits all of Mussolini and Hitler's key meetings and asks how these meetings constructed a powerful image of a strong Fascist-Nazi relationship that still resonates with the general public. His portrait of Mussolini draws on sources ranging beyond political history to reveal a leader who, at times, shaped Hitler's decisions and was not the gullible buffoon he's often portrayed as. The first comprehensive study of the Mussolini-Hitler relationship, this book is a must-read for scholars and anyone interested in the history of European fascism, World War II, or political leadership.

  • The great delusion : liberal dreams and international realities / John J. Mearsheimer
    D 443 M43 2018
    A major theoretical statement by a distinguished political scholar explains why a policy of liberal hegemony is doomed to fail

    In this major statement, the renowned international-relations scholar John Mearsheimer argues that liberal hegemony, the foreign policy pursued by the United States since the Cold War ended, is doomed to fail. It makes far more sense, he maintains, for Washington to adopt a more restrained foreign policy based on a sound understanding of how nationalism and realism constrain great powers abroad.

    It is widely believed in the West that the United States should spread liberal democracy across the world, foster an open international economy, and build institutions. This policy of remaking the world in America's image is supposed to protect human rights, promote peace, and make the world safe for democracy. But this is not what has happened. Instead, the United States has ended up as a highly militarized state fighting wars that undermine peace, harm human rights, and threaten liberal values at home. Mearsheimer tells us why this has happened.

  • Mass violence in Nazi-occupied Europe / Alex J. Kay and David Stahel
    D 804 G4 M354 2018

    Mass Violence in Nazi-Occupied Europe argues for a more comprehensive understanding of what constitutes Nazi violence and who was affected by this violence. The works gathered consider sexual violence, food depravation, and forced labor as aspects of Nazi aggression. Contributors focus in particular on the Holocaust, the persecution of the Sinti and Roma, the eradication of "useless eaters" (psychiatric patients and Soviet prisoners of war), and the crimes of the Wehrmacht. The collection concludes with a consideration of memorialization and a comparison of Soviet and Nazi mass crimes. While it has been over 70 years since the fall of the Nazi regime, the full extent of the ways violence was used against prisoners of war and civilians is only now coming to be fully understood. Mass Violence in Nazi-Occupied Europe provides new insight into the scale of the violence suffered and brings fresh urgency to the need for a deeper understanding of this horrific moment in history.


  • We are here : talking with Australia's oldest Holocaust survivors / Fiona Harari
    DS 135 A883 A15 2018
    These are the last adult witnesses - in their own words.

    When Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, he quickly began to realise his dream of a racially superior nation free of 'inferior' groups. His goal included the eradication of European Jewry, a plan that would ultimately claim six million lives. By 1945, almost two in three European Jews were dead. So were millions of other victims of Nazism.

    For those who survived, liberation came with the enormous weight of guilt and memory as they began the second part of their lives, often in faraway places such as Australia, which would become home to one of the world's highest per capita communities of Holocaust survivors.

    Now the last of those adult survivors have reached an age once considered unattainable. They outlasted Nazism, and today, in their tenth and eleventh decades, have outlived most of their contemporaries. Eighteen of these Australians, originally from all over Europe, tell what it is like to have lived through those years, and long after them.

  • Of mind and murder : toward a more comprehensive psychology of the Holocaust / George R. Mastroianni
    D 804.3 M3735 2019
    How could the Holocaust have happened? How can people do such things to other people? Questions such as these have animated discussion of the Holocaust from our earliest awareness of what had happened. These questions have engaged the lay public as well as academics from many different fields.Psychologists have taken an active role in trying to understand and explain the motivation, thinking, and behavior of all those involved in and affected by the Holocaust. The present volume is, in part, an attempt to provide a kind of historical roadmap to the diverse psychological explanations and interpretations that have been developed by psychologists over the last several decades. While many psychological discussions of the Holocaust dismiss or diminish thesignificance of work that antedates the Milgram obedience experiments in the early 1960s, this book engages some of these earlier formulations in detail. It strives to be, in this sense, a more complete history of psychological thought on the Holocaust. As many psychologists now accept the idea thata comprehensive psychology of the Holocaust must include more than social influence, the book addresses the question, "What, then?"The answer can be found by looking both backward and forward in time. Gordon Allport's 1954 book The Nature of Prejudice remains one of the best psychological attempts to grapple with the Holocaust written, though that was not its primary purpose. In this volume, the reader will find both echoes ofAllport and new ideas for ways psychologists can engage this profoundly important subject.

  • Homes away from home : Jewish belonging in twentieth-century Paris, Berlin, and St. Petersburg / Sarah Wobick-Segev
    DS 135 E83 W63 2018

    How did Jews go from lives organized by synagogues, shul, and mikvehs to lives that--if explicitly Jewish at all--were conducted in Hillel houses, JCCs, Katz's, and even Chabad? In pre-emancipation Europe, most Jews followed Jewish law most of the time, but by the turn of the twentieth century, a new secular Jewish identity had begun to take shape.

    Homes Away From Home tells the story of Ashkenazi Jews as they made their way in European society in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, focusing on the Jewish communities of Paris, Berlin, and St. Petersburg. At a time of growing political enfranchisement for Jews within European nations, membership in the official Jewish community became increasingly optional, and Jews in turn created spaces and programs to meet new social needs. The contexts of Jewish life expanded beyond the confines of "traditional" Jewish spaces into sites of consumption and leisure, sometimes to the consternation of Jewish authorities. Sarah Wobick-Segev argues that the social practices that developed between 1890 and the 1930s--such as celebrating holydays at hotels and restaurants, or sending children to summer camp--fundamentally reshaped Jewish community, redefining and extending the boundaries of where Jewishness happened.


  • Exile, statelessness, and migration : playing chess with history from Hannah Arendt to Isaiah Berlin / Seyla Benhabib
    DS 140 B37 2018

    An examination of the intertwined lives and writings of a group of prominent twentieth-century Jewish thinkers who experienced exile and migration

    Exile, Statelessness, and Migration explores the intertwined lives, careers, and writings of a group of prominent Jewish intellectuals during the mid-twentieth century--in particular, Theodor Adorno, Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, Isaiah Berlin, Albert Hirschman, and Judith Shklar, as well as Hans Kelsen, Emmanuel Levinas, Gershom Scholem, and Leo Strauss. Informed by their Jewish identity and experiences of being outsiders, these thinkers produced one of the most brilliant and effervescent intellectual movements of modernity.

    Political philosopher Seyla Benhabib's starting point is that these thinkers faced migration, statelessness, and exile because of their Jewish origins, even if they did not take positions on specifically Jewish issues personally. The sense of belonging and not belonging, of being "eternally half-other," led them to confront essential questions: What does it mean for the individual to be an equal citizen and to wish to retain one's ethnic, cultural, and religious differences, or perhaps even to rid oneself of these differences altogether in modernity? Benhabib isolates four themes in their works: dilemmas of belonging and difference; exile, political voice, and loyalty; legality and legitimacy; and pluralism and the problem of judgment.

    Surveying the work of influential intellectuals, Exile, Statelessness, and Migration recovers the valuable plurality of their Jewish voices and develops their universal insights in the face of the crises of this new century.


  • Dublin's great wars : the First World War, the Easter Rising and the Irish Revolution / Richard S. Grayson
    DA 995 D75 G734 2018
    For the first time, Richard S. Grayson tells the story of the Dubliners who served in the British military and in republican forces during the First World War and the Irish Revolution as a series of interconnected 'Great Wars'. He charts the full scope of Dubliners' military service, far beyond the well-known Dublin 'Pals', with at least 35,000 serving and over 6,500 dead, from the Irish Sea to the Middle East and beyond. Linking two conflicts usually narrated as separate stories, he shows how Irish nationalist support for Britain going to war in 1914 can only be understood in the context of the political fight for Home Rule and why so many Dubliners were hostile to the Easter Rising. He examines Dublin loyalism and how the War of Independence and the Civil War would be shaped by the militarisation of Irish society and the earlier experiences of veterans of the British army.

  • Humanism in ruins : entangled legacies of the Greek-Turkish population exchange / Aslı Iğsız
    DR 590 I35 2018

    The 1923 Greek-Turkish population exchange forcibly relocated one and a half million people: Muslims in Greece were resettled in Turkey, and Greek Orthodox Christians in Turkey were moved to Greece. This landmark event set a legal precedent for population management on the basis of religious or ethnic difference. Similar segregative policies--such as creating walls, partitions, and apartheids--have followed in its wake. Strikingly, the exchange was purportedly enacted as a means to achieve peace.

    Humanism in Ruins maps the links between liberal discourses on peace and the legacies of this forced migration. Aslı Iğsız weaves together past and present, making visible the effects in Turkey across the ensuing century, of the 1923 exchange. Liberal humanism has responded to segregative policies by calling for coexistence and the acceptance of cultural diversity. Yet, as Iğsız makes clear, liberal humanism itself, with its ahistorical emphasis on a shared humanity, fails to confront an underlying racialized logic. This far-reaching and multilayered cultural history investigates what it means to be human--historically, socially, and politically. It delivers an urgent message about the politics of difference at a time when the reincarnation of fascism in different parts of the world invites citizens to participate in perpetuating a racialized and unequal world.


  • The voice of the past : oral history / Paul Thompson with Joanna Bornat
    D 16.14 T48 2017
    Oral history gives history back to the people in their own words. And in giving a past, it also helps them towards a future of their own making. Oral history and life stories help to create a truer picture of the past and the changing present, documenting the lives and feelings of all kinds ofpeople, many otherwise hidden from history. It explores personal and family relationships and uncovers the secret cultures of work. It connects public and private experience, and it highlights the experiences of migrating between cultures. At the same time it can bring courage to the old, meaning tocommunities, and contact between generations. Sometimes it can offer a path for healing divided communities and those with traumatic memories. Without it the history and sociology of our time would be poor and narrow.In this fourth edition of his pioneering work, fully revised with Joanna Bornat, Paul Thompson challenges the accepted myths of historical scholarship. He discusses the reliability of oral evidence in comparison with other sources and considers the social context of its development. He looks at therelationship between memory, the self and identity. He traces oral history through its own past and weighs up the recent achievements of a movement which has become international, with notably strong developments in North America, Europe, Australia, Latin America, South Africa and the Far East,despite resistance from more conservative academics.This new edition combines the classic text of The Voice of the Past with many new sections, including especially the worldwide development of different forms of oral history and the parallel memory boom, as well as discussions of theory in oral history and of memory, trauma and reconciliation. Itoffers a deep social and historical interpretation along with succinct practical advice on designing and carrying out a project, The Voice of the Past remains an invaluable tool for anyone setting out to use oral history and life stories to construct a more authentic and balanced record of the pastand the present.

  • An East End legacy : essays in memory of William J. Fishman / edited by Colin Holmes and Anne J. Kershen
    DA 685 E1 E135 2018

    An East End Legacyis a memorial volume for William J Fishman, whose seminal works on the East End of London in the late nineteenth century have served as a vital starting point for much of the later work on the various complex web of relations in that quarter of the capital.

    A variety of leading scholars utilise the insight of Fishman's work to present a wide range of insights into the historical characters and events of the East End. The book's themes include local politics; anti-alienism, anti-Semitism and war; and culture and society. In pursuing these topics, the volume examines in great depth the social, political, religious and cultural changes that have taken place in the area over the past 120 years, many of which remain both significant and relevant. In addition, it illustrates East London's links with other parts of the world including Europe and America and those territories "beyond the oceans."

    This book will prove valuable reading for researchers and readers interested in Victorian and twentieth century British history, politics and culture.


  • A covert action : Reagan, the CIA, and the Cold War struggle in Poland / Seth G. Jones
    DK 4442 J66 2018
    December, 1981--the CIA receives word that the Polish government has cut telephone communications with the West and closed the Polish border. The agency's leaders quickly inform President Ronald Reagan, who is enjoying a serene weekend at Camp David. Within hours, Prime Minister Wojciech Jaruzelski has appeared on Polish national television to announce the establishment of martial law. A new era in Cold War politics has begun: Washington and Moscow are on a collision course.In this gripping narrative history, Seth G. Jones reveals the little-known story of the CIA's subsequent operations in Poland, which produced a landmark victory for democracy during the Cold War. While the Soviet-backed Polish government worked to crush a budding liberal opposition movement, the CIA began a sophisticated intelligence campaign, code-named QRHELPFUL, that supported dissident groups. The most powerful of these groups was Solidarity, a trade union that swelled to a membership of ten million and became one of the first legitimate anti-Communist opposition movements in Eastern Europe. With President Reagan's support, the CIA provided money that helped Solidarity print newspapers, broadcast radio programs, and conduct a wide-ranging information warfare campaign against the Soviet-backed government. QRHELPFUL proved vital in establishing a free and democratic Poland.Long overlooked by CIA historians and Reagan biographers, the story of QRHELPFUL features an extraordinary cast of characters--including spymaster Bill Casey, CIA officer Richard Malzahn, Polish-speaking CIA case officer Celia Larkin, Solidarity leader Lech Walesa, and Pope John Paul II. Based on in-depth interviews and recently declassified evidence, A Covert Action celebrates a decisive victory over tyranny for U.S. intelligence behind the Iron Curtain, one that prefigured the Soviet collapse.

  • Royals on tour : politics, pageantry and colonialism / edited by Robert Aldrich and Cindy McCreery
    D 358 R69 2018
    Royals on tour explores visits by European monarchs and princes to colonies, and by indigenous royals to Europe in the 1800s and early 1900s with case studies of travel by royals from Britain, France, Portugal, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Japan, the Dutch East Indies and French Indochina. Such tours projected imperial dominion and asserted the status of non-European dynasties. The celebrity of royals, the increased facility of travel, and the interest of public and press made tours key encounters between Europeans and non-Europeans. The reception visitors received illustrate the dynamics of empire and international relations. Ceremonies, speeches and meetings formed part of the popular culture of empire and monarchy. Mixed in with pageantry and protocol were profound questions about the role of monarchs, imperial governance, relationships between metropolitan and overseas elites, and evolving expressions of nationalism.

  • The Italian executioners : the genocide of the Jews of Italy / Simon Levis Sullam ; translated by Oona Smith with Claudia Patane ; with a foreword by David I. Kertzer
    DS 135 I8 L49513 2018

    A gripping revisionist history that shows how ordinary Italians played a central role in the genocide of Italian Jews during the Second World War







    In this gripping revisionist history of Italy's role in the Holocaust, Simon Levis Sullam presents an unforgettable account of how ordinary Italians actively participated in the deportation of Italy's Jews between 1943 and 1945, when Mussolini's collaborationist republic was under German occupation. While most historians have long described Italians as relatively protective of Jews during this time, The Italian Executioners tells a very different story, recounting in vivid detail the shocking events of a period in which Italians set in motion almost half the arrests that sent their Jewish compatriots to Auschwitz.







    This brief, beautifully written narrative shines a harsh spotlight on those who turned on their Jewish fellow citizens. These collaborators ranged from petty informers to Fascist intellectuals--and their motives ran from greed to ideology. Drawing insights from Holocaust and genocide studies and combining a historian's rigor with a novelist's gift for scene-setting, Levis Sullam takes us into Italian cities large and small, from Florence and Venice to Brescia, showing how events played out in each. Re-creating betrayals and arrests, he draws indelible portraits of victims and perpetrators alike.







    Along the way, Levis Sullam dismantles the seductive popular myth of italiani brava gente --the "good Italians" who sheltered their Jewish compatriots from harm. The result is an essential correction to a widespread misconception of the Holocaust in Italy. In collaboration with the Nazis, and with different degrees and forms of involvement, the Italians were guilty of genocide.


  • Persian Gulf Command : a history of the Second World War in Iran and Iraq / Ashley Jackson
    D 766.7 I7 J33 2018
    A new history of the long-overlooked WWII theater in Iran and Iraq, its unrecognized significance, and its impact on local society and politics

    This dynamic history is the first to construct a total picture of the experience and impact of World War II in Iran and Iraq. Contending that these two countries were more important to the Allied forces' war operations than has ever been acknowledged, historian Ashley Jackson investigates the grand strategy of the Allies and their operations in the region and the continuing legacy of Western intervention in the Middle East.

    Iran and Iraq served as the first WWII theater in which the U.S., the U.K., and the U.S.S.R. fought alongside each other. Jackson charts the intense Allied military activity in Iran and Iraq and reveals how deeply the war impacted common people's lives. He also provides revelations about the true nature of Anglo-American relations in the region, the beginnings of the Cold War, and the continuing corrosive legacy of Western influence in these lands.

  • The quest for the Irish Celt : the Harvard archaeological mission to Ireland, 1932-1936 / Mairéad Carew
    DA 927.4 C45 C37 2018
    The Quest for the Irish Celt is the fascinating story of Harvard University's five-year archaeological research program in Ireland during the 1930s to determine the racial and cultural heritage of the Irish people. The program involved country-wide excavations and the examination of prehistoric skulls by physical anthropologists, and was complemented by the physical examinations of thousands of Irish people from across the country; measuring skulls, nose-shape and grade of hair colour. The Harvard scientists' mission was to determine who the Celts were, what was their racial type, and what element in the present-day population represented the descendants of the earliest inhabitants of the island. Though the Harvard Mission was hugely influential, there were theories of eugenics involved that would shock the modern reader. The main adviser for the archaeology was Adolf Mahr, Nazi and Director of the National Museum (1934-39). The overall project was managed by Earnest A. Hooton, famed Harvard anthropologist, whose theories regarding biological heritage would now be readily condemned for their racism. Mairead Carew explores this extraordinary archaeological mission, examining its historic importance for Ireland and Irish-America, its landmark findings, and the unseemly activities that lay just beneath the surface. [Subject: Irish Studies, History, Irish-American History, Archaeology]

  • Ireland's cultural empire : contacts, comparisons, translations / edited by Giuliana Bendelli
    DA 925 I74 2018
    The volume highlights Ireland's cultural and linguistic influence in the world. It springs from research carried out on the relationship between Ireland and England, and pays special attention to the concept of "colony". Traditional adjectives like "colonial" and "post-colonial" have been purposely avoided in the title of the book. When referring to Ireland, they reinforce a prejudicial perspective and blur the relevant influence of its cultural heritage and identity. In the decades after independence, Ireland was predominantly defined in terms of separatism and isolation, and in a contrasting, antagonistic relationship with Britain. Recent studies have instead explored the essential connectedness of Irish culture. The concept of an Irish cultural empire counterbalances this bias, and this publication will advance the reader's understanding of international strands in Irish identity.The wide-ranging choice of authors and topics sets the essays here in a broader context which outlines a chronological thread starting by dealing with Ireland's major cultural impact in Europe during the Middle Ages and the influence of classic motifs in Anglo-Irish culture. Contributions focus on 18th, 19th and 20th century Irish writers who export their legacy abroad. In addition, the volume offers new perspectives on Irish emigration to Australia and the USA.

  • Becoming and belonging in Ireland AD c.1200-1600 : essays in identity and cultural practice / edited by Eve Campbell, Elizabeth FitzPatrick, Audrey Horning
    DA 933.2 B446 2018
    The period c. 1200-1600 was marked by the achievements and decline of the Anglo-Norman colony in Ireland, refashioning of Gaelic elite identity, Reformation, and reassertion of English control that led to Plantation projects, bringing new people and ideas to the island. This collection explores the complexities and predicaments of identity, and the cultural practices used to express and underpin them in this key period, ranging from the micro-scale and personal to the macro-scale emergence of ideas of national identity. Divided into two interrelated parts, 'predicaments of identity' and 'negotiating cultural practices', it presents and discusses people, their places and materials, from Anglo-Norman and Old English, Gaelic, New English and hybridised cultural backgrounds. The authors consider the extent to which there was a relational character to identities in Ireland, whereby senses of being were constructed through engagements with others, and how the power of the past, in both framing and providing stability for identity formulations, is explicit in the ways in which groups intentionally evoked their own histories and connections to place, to reaffirm and bolster identity and solidarity. Cultural practices could become naturalised through repetition and, as reflections of identity, they were formed, transformed or abandoned when necessary or expedient.


  • Preventing Palestine : a political history from Camp David to Oslo / Seth Anziska
    DS 119.6 A75 2018

    On the fortieth anniversary of the Camp David Accords, a groundbreaking new history that shows how Egyptian-Israeli peace ensured lasting Palestinian statelessness

    For seventy years Israel has existed as a state, and for forty years it has honored a peace treaty with Egypt that is widely viewed as a triumph of U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East. Yet the Palestinians--the would-be beneficiaries of a vision for a comprehensive regional settlement that led to the Camp David Accords in 1978--remain stateless to this day. How and why Palestinian statelessness persists are the central questions of Seth Anziska's groundbreaking book, which explores the complex legacy of the agreement brokered by President Jimmy Carter.

    Based on newly declassified international sources, Preventing Palestine charts the emergence of the Middle East peace process, including the establishment of a separate track to deal with the issue of Palestine. At the very start of this process, Anziska argues, Egyptian-Israeli peace came at the expense of the sovereignty of the Palestinians, whose aspirations for a homeland alongside Israel faced crippling challenges. With the introduction of the idea of restrictive autonomy, Israeli settlement expansion, and Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon, the chances for Palestinian statehood narrowed even further. The first Intifada in 1987 and the end of the Cold War brought new opportunities for a Palestinian state, but many players, refusing to see Palestinians as a nation or a people, continued to steer international diplomacy away from their cause.

    Combining astute political analysis, extensive original research, and interviews with diplomats, military veterans, and communal leaders, Preventing Palestine offers a bold new interpretation of a highly charged struggle for self-determination.


  • Charles Edward of Saxe-Coburg : the German Red Cross and the plan to kill "unfit" citizens 1933-1945 / by Alan R. Rushton
    DD 801 S224 R87 2018
    Charles Edward was ruler of the German Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, president of the German Red Cross, and the grandson of Queen Victoria. He was closely allied with the rise of Adolf Hitler and the implementation of eugenic policies designed to improve German racial health. When war began in 1939, Hitler ordered a secret program of murder by poison gas and starvation to eliminate the mentally and physically handicapped "ballast people"; approximately 250,000 people were eventually killed. Readers in medicine, law, sociology and history will be interested in this tragic story of a weak-willed, but powerful Nazi leader who facilitated this murderous program, even though one of his own relatives died in the "euthanasia" scheme. Although Charles Edward traveled to neutral countries during the war, he did nothing to broadcast the inhumane treatment of his own and thousands of other families whose relatives disappeared into the murder machine.

  • Talking back against the Nazi scheme to kill the handicapped citizens of Germany 1933-1945 / by Alan R. Rushton
    D 804.5 H35 R87 2018
    When Hitler came to power in 1933, he labeled physically and mentally handicapped citizens as dangerous to the genetic health of the German people. He initiated a compulsory sterilization program that eventually blocked 400,000 citizens from enjoying any normal family life. With the onset of war in 1939, he decided that resources should be reserved for healthy, worthwhile citizens who could work for victory. He then ordered a secret program to kill the handicapped. Approximately 250,000 citizens had died when the war finally ended.Readers in medicine, law, sociology and history will be intrigued by this compelling story of the brave citizens who spoke out against the immoral killing of the disabled. Many were arrested and imprisoned; some were executed. All the protesters claimed that the disabled were not "ballast people." They were people who deserved opportunities to contribute what they could for the good of the community.

  • Après la Shoah : rescapés, réfugiés, survivants : 1944-1947 / ouvrage sous la direction de Henry Rousso, avec Laure Fourtage, Julia Maspero, Constance Pâris de Bollardière, Simon Perego
    D 808 A64 2016

  • Les rapports de Berlin : André François-Poncet et le national-socialisme / sélectionnés et présentés par Jean-Marc Dreyfus
    DD 256.5 F714 2016

    En octobre 1931, Andr Fran ois-Poncet est nomm ambassadeur de France en Allemagne. Dans ses longs rapports - et ceux de ses consuls - transmis Paris jusqu' sa nomination l'ambassade de Rome en novembre 1938, le diplomate tente d'alerter son gouvernement de l'ampleur et des dangers du national-socialisme, cette philosophie du monde qu'Hitler ambitionne de r pandre travers l'Europe. Au jour le jour, Fran ois-Poncet rapporte aussi bien l'acclamation sans pr c dent du dictateur lors des Jeux olympiques de 1936 et l'embrigadement de la jeunesse que la pr paration du pays la guerre par la constitution clandestine de stocks. Mais il se fait surtout le t moin de la pers cution des juifs, depuis le boycott des boutiques juives Berlin jusqu' la saisie Vienne des biens des Rothschild ou du baron Ephrussi.
    L'historien Jean-Marc Dreyfus a recueilli et class ces rapports en grande partie in dits comme autant de t moignages indispensables de la progressive mise en place du projet hitl rien dans l'Allemagne des ann es 1930. Grand observateur de cette poque fondamentale de l'histoire du xx e si cle, Fran ois-Poncet crivait alors: Quand les dieux ont soif, il arrive qu'ils oublient eux-m mes leur principe et qu'ils choisissent des hommes comme Hitler pour faire d'eux les instruments de leur catastrophe.

    Jean-Marc Dreyfus est historien, Reader l'universit de Manchester (Royaume-Uni). Sp cialiste de la Shoah et des g nocides, il est l'auteur de nombreux ouvrages, dont Des camps dans Paris. Austerlitz, L vitan, Bassano, juillet 1943-ao t 19 44 , en collaboration avec Sarah Gensburger (Fayard, 2003). Son habilitation diriger des recherches a t publi e sous le titre L'impossible r paration: d port s, biens spoli s, or nazi, comptes bloqu s, criminels de guerre (Flammarion, 2015).

  • Tracing topographies : revisiting the concentration camps seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz / edited by Joanne Pettitt and Vered Weiss
    D 805 A2 T735 2017

    Seventy years on from the liberation of Auschwitz, the contributions collected in this volume each attempt, in various ways and from various perspectives, to trace the relationship between Nazi-occupied spaces and Holocaust memory, considering the multitude of ways in which the passing of time impacts upon, or shapes, cultural constructions of space.

    Accordingly, this volume does not consider topographies merely in relation to geographical landscapes but, rather, as markers of allusions and connotations that must be properly eked out. Since space and time are intertwined, if not, in fact, one and the same, an investigation of the spaces - the locations of horror - in relation to the passing of time might provide some manner of comprehension of one of the most troubling moments in human history. It is with this understanding of space, as fluid sites of memory that the contributors of this volume engage: these are the kind of shifting topographies that we are seeking to trace. This book was originally published as a special issue of Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History.


  • Suzanne's children : a daring rescue in Nazi Paris / Anne Nelson
    D 804.66 S68 N45 2017
    "Immersive... Suzanne's Children vividly dramatizes the stakes of acting morally in a time of brutality."-- The Wall Street Journal

    A story of courage in the face of evil. The tense drama of Suzanne Spaak who risked and gave her life to save hundreds of Jewish children from deportation from Nazi Paris to Auschwitz. This is one of the untold stories of the Holocaust.

    Suzanne Spaak was born into the Belgian Catholic elite and married into the country's leading political family. Her brother-in-law was the Foreign Minister and her husband Claude was a playwright and patron of the painter Renée Magritte. In Paris in the late 1930s her friendship with a Polish Jewish refugee led her to her life's purpose. When France fell and the Nazis occupied Paris, she joined the Resistance. She used her fortune and social status to enlist allies among wealthy Parisians and church groups.

    Under the eyes of the Gestapo, Suzanne and women from the Jewish and Christian resistance groups "kidnapped" hundreds of Jewish children to save them from the gas chambers.

    In the final year of the Occupation Suzanne was caught in the Gestapo dragnet that was pursuing a Soviet agent she had aided. She was executed shortly before the liberation of Paris. Suzanne Spaak is honored in Israel as one of the Righteous Among Nations.

  • 1924 : the year that made Hitler / Peter Ross Range
    DD 247 H5 R245 2016
    The dark story of Adolf Hitler's life in 1924--the year that made a monster

    Before Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany, there was 1924. This was the year of Hitler's final transformation into the self-proclaimed savior and infallible leader who would interpret and distort Germany's historical traditions to support his vision for the Third Reich.

    Everything that would come--the rallies and riots, the single-minded deployment of a catastrophically evil idea--all of it crystallized in one defining year. 1924 was the year that Hitler spent locked away from society, in prison and surrounded by co-conspirators of the failed Beer Hall Putsch. It was a year of deep reading and intensive writing, a year of courtroom speeches and a treason trial, a year of slowly walking gravel paths and spouting ideology while working feverishly on the book that became his manifesto: Mein Kampf.

    Until now, no one has fully examined this single and pivotal period of Hitler's life. In 1924, Peter Ross Range richly depicts the stories and scenes of a year vital to understanding the man and the brutality he wrought in a war that changed the world forever.

  • Memory and forgetting in the post-Holocaust era : the ethics of never again / Alejandro Baer and Natan Sznaider
    D 804.45 A74 B34 2017

    To forget after Auschwitz is considered barbaric. Baer and Sznaider question this assumption not only in regard to the Holocaust but to other political crimes as well. The duties of memory surrounding the Holocaust have spread around the globe and interacted with other narratives of victimization that demand equal treatment. Are there crimes that must be forgotten and others that should be remembered?

    In this book the authors examine the effects of a globalized Holocaust culture on the ways in which individuals and groups understand the moral and political significance of their respective histories of extreme political violence. Do such transnational memories facilitate or hamper the task of coming to terms with and overcoming divisive pasts? Taking Argentina, Spain and a number of sites in post-communist Europe as test cases, this book illustrates the transformation from a nationally oriented ethics to a trans-national one. The authors look at media, scholarly discourse, NGOs dealing with human rights and memory, museums and memorial sites, and examine how a new generation of memory activists revisits the past to construct a new future. Baer and Sznaider follow these attempts to manoeuvre between the duties of remembrance and the benefits of forgetting. This, the authors argue, is the "ethics of Never Again."


  • Raffles, 1781-1826, by R. Coupland
    DS 646.26 R3 C65 1926

  • Constance Markievicz; or, The average revolutionary; a biography by Seán O'Faoláin
    DA 965 M35 O4

  • History of Europe from the commencement of the French revolution in 1789, to the restoration of the Bourbons in 1815 / by Archibald Alison
    D 308 A42 1842

  • Young Ireland : a fragment of Irish history, 1840-45 / by the Hon. Sir Charles Gavan Duffy
    DA 950.5 D9

  • A short history of Africa, by Roland Oliver and J.D. Fage
    DT 20 O4 1970

  • Manuel d'archéologie grecque ... par Charles Picard ..
    DF 77 P5

  • Tropical Africa / George H.T. Kimble
    DT 352 K48 1962

  • Trial of the major war criminals before the International Military Tribunal, Nuremberg, 14 November 1945-1 October 1946
    D 804 G42I55

  • La chrétienté et l'idée de croisade. Texte établi par Alphonse Dupront
    D 157 A7

  • Celtic Scotland: a history of ancient Alban, by William F. Skene
    DA 777 S63

  • Mistress to an age : a life of Madame de Staël / by J. Christopher Herold
    DC 146 S7H44

  • Approaches to history : a symposium / edited by H.P.R. Finberg
    D 16 F48 1962

  • Soviet policy-making : studies of communism in transition / edited by Peter H. Juviler and Henry W. Morton
    DK 274.3 J8

  • O'Connell centenary record, 1875 / published by authority of the O'Connell Centenary Committee
    DA 950.22 O36+

  • Speeches at the bar and in the Senate / by the right honourable Wm. Conyngham, Lord Plunket, Lord High Chancellor of Ireland ; edited, with a memoir and historical notices, by John Cashel Hoey
    DA 950.23 P5A5 1867

  • Macmillan; a study in ambiguity
    DA 566.9 M33S3
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