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Items in History (General) and History of Europe that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.

  • Medieval Bosnia and South-East European Relations Political, Religious, and Cultural Life at the Adriatic Crossroads / edited by Dženan Dautović, Emir O. Filipović, and Neven Isailović
    DR 1698 M443 2019

    As a small, landlocked country, medieval Bosnia managed topreserve its individuality, characterized by religious plurality and by thepersistence of its own ancient customs. But its central position in the region,situated between east and west, and between Catholic and Orthodox Christianity,meant it was heavily influenced, both politically and culturally by theVenetian Republic, the Hungarian Kingdom, and the Byzantine Empire. Due to languageissues and scarcity of sources, this region has largely been overlooked bywestern historiography. This volume features contributions from an exciting newgeneration of medievalists, who are working to rectify this gap in thenarrative.

  • Social norms in medieval Scandinavia / edited by Jakub Morawiec, Aleksandra Jochymek and Grzegorz Bartusik
    New research methods allow us to explore how relics of the material culture of the medieval north can confront, corroborate, or disprove the depiction of social norms in the Old Norse-Icelandic literary corpus, which remains the most important source of our present-day knowledge of social development in the Viking Age and medieval Scandinavia. This interdisciplinary volume considers in depth how social values such as reputation, honour, and friendship, were integral to the development of rituals, customs, religion, literature, and language in the medieval North.

  • Making peace in an age of war : Emperor Ferdinand III (1608-1657) / Mark Hengerer

  • Inside the World of the Eunuch : a Social History of the Emperor's Servants in Qing China
    DS 754.12 D35 2018eb

  • Migration in the time of revolution : China, Indonesia, and the Cold War / Taomo Zhou
    DS 740.5 I56Z46 2019

  • Lethal provocation : the Constantine murders and the politics of French Algeria / Joshua Cole

    Part murder mystery, part social history of political violence, Lethal Provocation is a forensic examination of the deadliest peacetime episode of anti-Jewish violence in modern French history. Joshua Cole reconstructs the 1934 riots in Constantine, Algeria, in which tensions between Muslims and Jews were aggravated by right-wing extremists, resulting in the deaths of twenty-eight people.

    Animating the unrest was Mohamed El Maadi, a soldier in the French army. Later a member of a notorious French nationalist group that threatened insurrection in the late 1930s, El Maadi became an enthusiastic supporter of France's Vichy regime in World War II, and finished his career in the German SS. Cole cracks the "cold case" of El Maadi's participation in the events, revealing both his presence at the scene and his motives in provoking violence at a moment when the French government was debating the rights of Muslims in Algeria. Local police and authorities came to know about the role of provocation in the unrest and killings and purposely hid the truth during the investigation that followed. Cole's sensitive history brings into high relief the cruelty of social relations in the decades before the war for Algerian independence.

  • A Study of Jewish Refugees in China (1933-1945) History, Theories and the Chinese Pattern / Guang Pan

  • Changing Indian images of the European Union perception and misperception / Rajendra K. Jain, editors

  • Korean memories and psycho-historical fragmentation Mikyoung Kim, editor

  • The Battle of Britain in the modern age, 1965-2020 : the state's retreat and popular enchantment / Garry Campion
    D 756.5 B7C36 2019eb

  • The alien Jew in the British imagination, 1881-1905 : space, mobility and territoriality / Hannah Ewence
    DS 135 E5E94 2019eb

  • Kings, usurpers, and concubines in the Chronicles of the kings of Man and the Isles / R. Andrew McDonald
    DA 670 M2M33 2019eb

  • Afghanistan and the coloniality of diplomacy : the British legation in Kabul, 1922-1948 / Maximilian Drephal
    DS 357.6 G7D74 2019

  • Eastern resonances in early modern England receptions and transformations from the Renaissance to the Romantic period / Claire Gallien, Ladan Niayesh, editors

  • The Italian War on the Eastern Front, 1941-1943 Operations, Myths and Memories / Bastian Matteo Scianna

  • Dissidents in communist Central Europe human rights and the emergence of new transnational actors / Kacper Szulecki

  • Expeditionary forces in the First World War Alan Beyerchen, Emre Sencer, editors

  • Nation-building, education and culture in India and Canada Advances in Indo-Canadian Humanities and Social Sciences Research / K. Gayithri, B. Hariharan, Suchorita Chattopadhyay, editors

  • Modern Iran in perspective Ali Pirzadeh

  • International politics, the destiny of the western state system; maps by George D. Brodsky
    D 105 S35 1948

  • Political geography and the Cyprus conflict, 1963-1971 / Richard A. Patrick ; edited by James H. Bater & Richard Preston
    DS 54.9 P37 1976

  • The making of the modern Sudan; the life and letters of Sir Douglas Newbold ... by K.D.D. Henderson. With an introd. by Margery Perham
    DT 108.6 N4 1974

  • The origins of the Middle Ages; Pirenne's challenge to Gibbon, by Bryce Lyon
    D 116 L9 1972

  • The free city; Danzig and German foreign policy, 1919-1934, by Christoph M. Kimmich
    DD 901 D283K5

  • Visual arts in Vienna circa 1900 ; Reflections on the Jewish catastrophe / Ernst Gombrich ; with a preface by Emil Brix
    DS 135 A92V64 1997

  • Early modern Britain's relationship to its past : the historiographical fortunes of the legends of Brute, Albina, and Scota / by Phil Robinson-Self
    DA 129.5 R63 2018

    This volume considers the reception in the early modern period of four popular medieval myths of nationhood - the legends of Brutus, Albina, Scota and Arthur - tracing their intertwined literary and historiographical afterlives. The book thus speaks to several connected areas and is timely on a number of fronts: its dialogue with current investigations into early modern historiography and the period's relationship to its past, its engagement with pressing issues in identity and gender studies, and its analysis of the formation of British national origin stories at a time when modern Britain is seriously considering its own future as a nation.

  • Amílcar Cabral A Nationalist and Pan-Africanist Revolutionary / Peter Karibe Mendy
    DT 613.76 C3M46 2019

  • Diplomacy and lobbying during Turkey's Europeanisation : the private life of politics / Bilge Firat
    DR 479 E85F57 2019
    This book presents intricate, backstage negotiations of interests and compromises between diplomats and lobbyists through the corridors of power, which drove Turkey both closer to and farther apart from the EU.

  • Colonial fantasies, imperial realities : race science and the making of Polishness on the fringes of the German Empire, 1840-1920 / Lenny A. Ureña Valerio
    DD 78 P64U74 2019

  • European expansion and the contested borderlands of late medieval Podillya, Ukraine by Vitaliy Mykhaylovskiy
    DK 508.9 P64M95 2019eb
    This book focuses on a key zone within the eastern frontier of medieval Europe: Podillya in modern-day Ukraine. Vitaliy Mykhaylovskiy offers a definitive guide to the region, which experienced great cultural and religious diversity, together with a continuous influx of newcomers. This is where Christian farmers met Muslim nomads. This is where German town residents and Polish nobles met urban Armenians and Tatars serving in the military. Podillya offers a unique opportunity to see interaction of so many peoples, principalities, and cultures - the eastern frontier of Europe at its most dynamic.

  • Ivan the Terrible : free to reward & free to punish / Charles J. Halperin

  • Making a world after empire : the Bandung moment and its political afterlives / edited by Christopher J. Lee ; with a new foreword by Vijay Prashad and a new preface by the editor
    DS 35.2 M35 2019

  • Coloman, King of Galicia and Duke of Slavonia (1208-1241) Medieval Central Europe and Hungarian Power / by Márta Font and Gábor Barabás
    DK 4600 G3466K354 2019
    A figure of crucial importance to scholarship on western and eastern Europe alike, King Coloman (1208-1241) here receives long-overdue scholarly treatment as a key figure of the thirteenth century. The Árpád prince ruled over a vast area in Central Europe which remained largely affiliated to the Western Church, territories that comprise modern-day Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, and Bosnia. This study draws on Hungarian and other research that is inaccessible outside the region and places Coloman at the crossroads of Latin Christendom, Eastern Orthodoxy, and the Mongol Empire.

  • Byzantium unbound / Anthony Kaldellis
    DF 504.5 K353 2019
    This book proposes a long view of Byzantium, one that begins in the early Roman empire and extends all the way to the modern period. It is a provocative thought-experiment which posits Byzantium as the most stable and enduring form of Greco-Roman society, forming a sturdy bridge between antiquity and the early modern period, as well as between East and West, and which sees the ancient Greek, Roman, and Christian traditions as flowing together. It offers a Byzantium unbound by other cultures and fields of study that would artificially cut it down to size.

  • Monsoon Postcards Indian Ocean Journeys / David H. Mould
    DS 337 M68 2019

    In Monsoon Postcards, journalist David H. Mould, notebook in hand, traverses the Indian Ocean--from Madagascar through India and Bangladesh to Indonesia. It's an unpredictable journey on battered buses, bush taxis, auto-rickshaws, and crowded ferries. Mould travels from the traffic snarls of Delhi, Dhaka, and Jakarta to the rice paddies and ancestral tombs of Madagascar's Central Highlands; from the ancient kingdom of Hyderabad to India's so-called chicken neck--the ethnically diverse and underdeveloped northeast; and from the textile factories and rivers of Bangladesh to the beaches of Bali and the province of Aceh--ground zero for the 2004 tsunami.

    Along the way, in markets, shops, roadside cafes, and classrooms, he meets journalists, professors, students, aid workers, cab drivers, and other everyday residents to learn how they view their past and future. Much like its predecessor, Mould's Postcards from Stanland, Monsoon Postcards offers witty and insightful glimpses into countries linked by history, trade, migration, religion, and a colonial legacy. It explores how they confront the challenges of climate change, urban growth, economic development, land, water and natural resources, and national and ethnic identity.

  • Medieval antisemitism? / François Soyer
    DS 145 S69 2019
    In this work, François Soyer examines the nature of medieval anti-Jewish sentiment and violence. Analysing developments in Europe between 1100 and 1500, he points to the tensions in medieval anti-Jewish thought amongst thinkers who hoped to convert Jews and blamed Talmudic scholarship for their obduracy and yet who also, conversely, often essentialized Judaism to the point that it transformed into the functional equivalent of the modern concept of race. He argues that we should not consider antisemitism as a monolithic concept but accept the existence of independent, historical meanings and thus of antisemitisms (plural), including "medieval antisemitism" as distinct from anti-Judaism.

  • Five Irish women : the second republic, 1960-2016 / Emer Nolan
    DA 916 N65 2019
    Five Irish Women is comprised of five interlinked portraits of exceptional Irish women from various fields - literature, journalism, music, politics - who have achieved outstanding reputations since the 1960s: Edna O'Brien, Sinéad O'Connor, Nuala O'Faolain, Bernadette McAliskey and Anne Enright. Several of these could claim to be among the best-known Irish people of their day. The book looks at their achievements -- works of art in some cases, but also life-writing, interviews and speeches - and at their reception in Ireland and elsewhere, shedding light on some of their shared preoccupations, including equality, sexuality and nationalism. The main focus is on the ways in which these distinguished women make sense of their formative experiences as Irish people and how they in turn have been understood as representative figures in modern Ireland.

  • The investigator : demons of the Balkan war / Vladimír Dzuro ; foreword by Carla Del Ponte
    DR 1313.7 A85D9813 2019
    The war that broke out in the former Yugoslavia at the end of the twentieth century unleashed unspeakable acts of violence committed against defenseless civilians, including a grizzly mass murder at an Ovčara pig farm in 1991. An international tribunal was set up to try the perpetrators of crimes such as this, and one of the accused was Slavko Dokmanović, who at the time was the mayor of a local town. Vladimír Dzuro, a criminal detective from Prague, was one of the investigators charged with discovering what happened on that horrific night at Ovčara. The story Dzuro presents here, drawn from his daily notes, is devastating. It was a time of brutal torture, random killings, and the disappearance of innocent people.

    Dzuro provides a gripping account of how he and a handful of other investigators picked up the barest of leads that eventually led them to the gravesite where they exhumed the bodies. They were able to track down Dokmanović, only to find that taking him into custody was a different story altogether. The politics that led to the war hindered justice once it ended. Without any thoughts of risk to their own personal safety, Dzuro and his colleagues were determined to bring Dokmanović to justice. In addition to the story of the pursuit and arrest of Dokmanović, The Investigator provides a realistic picture of the war crime investigations that led to the successful prosecution of a number of war criminals.

    Visit warcrimeinvestigator.com for more information or watch a book trailer.

  • Byzantine gender / Leonora Neville
    DF 531 N48 2019eb

  • The vikings / Sæbjørg Walaker Nordeide, Kevin J. Edwards
    DL 65 N67 2019eb

  • The Viking Eastern Baltic / Marika Mägi
    DL 65 M3413 2019eb

  • The Archaeology of Medieval Islamic Frontiers Middle Preclassic Lowland Maya Figurines, Ritual, and Time / edited by A. Asa Eger
    DS 38.3 A74 2019
    The Archaeology of Medieval Islamic Frontiers demonstrates that different areas of the Islamic polity previously understood as "minor frontiers" were, in fact, of substantial importance to state formation. Contributors explore different conceptualizations of "border," the importance of which previously went unrecognized, examining frontiers in regions including the Magreb, the Mediterranean, Egypt, Nubia, and the Caucasus through a combination of archaeological and documentary evidence.

    Chapters highlight the significance of these respective regions to the emergence of new sociopolitical, cultural, and economic practices within the Islamic world. These studies successfully overcome the dichotomy of civilization's center and peripheries in academic discourse by presenting the actual dynamics of identity formation and the definition, both spatial and cultural, of boundaries. The Archaeology of Medieval Islamic Frontiers is a rare combination of a new reading of written evidence with results from archaeological studies that will modify established opinions on the character of the Islamic frontiers and stimulate similar studies for other regions. The book will be relevant to medieval Islamic studies as well as to research in the medieval world in general.

    Karim Alizadeh, Jana Eger, Kathryn J. Franklin, Renata Holod, Tarek Kahlaoui, Anthony J. Lauricella, Ian Randall, Giovanni R. Ruffini, Tasha Vorderstrasse

  • Israel : a history / Anita Shapira ; translated from the Hebrew by Anthony Berris
    DS 149 S4971584 2012
    Winner of the National Jewish Book Award in History (2012)
    Winner of the Azrieli Institute Award for Best Book in Israel Studies in English or French (2014)

    Written by one of Israel's most notable scholars, this volume provides a breathtaking history of Israel from the origins of the Zionist movement in the late nineteenth century to the present day.

    Organized chronologically, the volume explores the emergence of Zionism in Europe against the backdrop of relations among Jews, Arabs, and Turks, and the earliest pioneer settlements in Palestine under Ottoman rule. Weaving together political, social, and cultural developments in Palestine under the British mandate, Shapira creates a tapestry through which to understand the challenges of Israeli nation building, including mass immigration, shifting cultural norms, the politics of war and world diplomacy, and the creation of democratic institutions and a civil society. References to contemporary diaries, memoirs, and literature bring a human dimension to this narrative history of Israel from its declaration of independence in 1948 through successive decades of waging war, negotiating peace, and building a modern state with a vibrant society and culture.

    Based on archival sources and the most up-to-date scholarly research, this authoritative history is a must-read for anyone with a passionate interest in Israel. Israel: A History will be the gold standard in the field for years to come.

  • A history of ancient Greece in its Mediterranean context / Nancy Demand
    DF 215 D45 2006

  • An account of the parish of Bradford-on-Avon
    DA 670 B7J65 1859

  • The beginnings of Rome : Italy and Rome from the Bronze Age to the Punic Wars (c. 1000-264 BC) / T.J. Cornell
    DG 233 C67 1995eb

    Using the results of archaeological techniques, and examining methodological debates, Tim Cornell provides a lucid and authoritative account of the rise of Rome.

    The Beginnings of Rome offers insight on major issues such as:

    Rome's relations with the Etruscans the conflict between patricians and plebeians the causes of Roman imperialism the growth of slave-based economy.

    Answering the need for raising acute questions and providing an analysis of the many different kinds of archaeological evidence with literary sources, this is the most comprehensive study of the subject available, and is essential reading for students of Roman history.

  • Nationalism and ethnic conflict in Indonesia / Jacques Bertrand
    DS 644.5 B47 2004eb
    Beginning in Roman Britain and ending with Charles II's restoration to the throne, the nineteen essays that comprise this volume are written by leading British and American scholars.

  • Peoples of the sea / Immanuel Velikovsky
    DT 91 V442 2011

    "Peoples of the Sea" is, in some sense, the culmination of the series "Ages in Chaos." In this volume the erroneous time shift of classical history reaches its maximum span - 800 years With carefully documented evidence and indisputable arguments, Velikovsky places Ramses III firmly into the 4th century B.C. thereby solving, once and for all, numerous conundrums that historians had been confronted with in the past. He unveils the surprising identity of the so-called "Peoples of the Sea", clarifies the role of the Philistines and solves the enigma of the Dynasty of Priests. This volume leads Velikovsky's revised chronology up to the time of Alexander where it links-up with the records of classical chronology. In an extensive supplement Velikovsky delves into the fundamental question of how such a dramatic shift in chronology could have come about. Analyzing the main pillars of Egyptian chronology, he points out where the most dramatic mistakes were made and addresses the misunderstanding underlying the "astronomical chronology". In a further supplement he discusses the very interesting conclusions that can be drawn from radiocarbon testing on Egyptian (archeological) finds.

  • Ramses II and his time / Immanuel Velikovsky
    DS 62.2 V44 2010

    In his book "Ramses II and His Time," Immanuel Velikovsky continues his reconstruction of ancient history. This volume covers the best-known of old Egypt's pharaohs, Ramses II. Velikovsky points out how little we know about this famous ruler. His revised chronology places Ramses II firmly into the 7th century B.C. and not, as we have been led to believe, hundreds of years earlier in the 13th century B.C.. Ramses II's adversary was thus none other than Nebuchadnezzar. We are made privy to fascinating personal details about this great Chaldean ruler, whose autobiography Velikovsky was able to locate. As in the first part of the series "Ages in Chaos," this volume unearths a string of erroneous theories and dismisses as pure fantasy several other aspects of the traditional written history concerning the ancient world. We learn, for example, that the so-called Hittite Empire is an historical invention and, in another critical paragraph, Velikovsky leads us the to the proper understanding of the Bronze- and Iron Ages. In the extensive supplement, Velikovsky deals with the age-calculating method of radiocarbon dating and its surprising connections to his own theories.

  • From the Exodus to King Akhnaton / Immanuel Velikovsky
    DS 121 V44 2009

    This is the first volume of the series Ages in Chaos, in which Immanuel Velikovsky undertakes a reconstruction of the history of antiquity. With utmost precision and the exciting style of a presentation that's typical for him he shows, beyond doubt, what nobody would consider possible: in the conventional history of Egypt - and therefore also of many neighboring cultures - a span of 600 years is described, which has never happened! This assertion is as unbelievable and outrageous as the assertions in Worlds in Collision or Earth in Upheaval. But Velikovsky takes us on a detailed and highly interesting journey through the - corrected - history and makes us a witness to how many question marks disappear, doubts vanish and corresponding facts from the entire Near East furnish a picture of overall conformity and correctness. You will meet an Egyptian eyewitness of the biblical plagues and the mysterious Queen of Sheba. You will find out to where her legendary visit led her. You will, moreover, learn surprising details about the temple of Solomon and learn who was behind its sacking. In the end you do not only wonder how conventional historiography has come into existence, but why it is still taught and published. Just as Velikovsky became the father of "neo-catastrophism" by Worlds in Collision, he became the father of "new chronology" by Ages in Chaos.

  • Soldiers : German POWs on fighting, killing, and dying / Sönke Neitzel and Harald Welzer ; translated from the German by Jefferson Chase
    D 810 S7N37313 2013

    On a visit to the British National Archive in 2001, Sönke Neitzel made a remarkable discovery: reams of covertly recorded, meticulously transcribed conversations among German POWs during World War II that recently had been declassified. Neitzel would later find another collection of transcriptions, twice as extensive, in the National Archive in Washington, D.C.

    These discoveries, published in book form for the first time, would provide a unique and profoundly important window into the true mentality of the soldiers in the Wehrmacht, the Luftwaffe, the German navy, and the military in general--almost all of whom had insisted on their own honorable behavior during the war. Collaborating with renowned social psychologist Harald Welzer, Neitzel examines these conversations--and the casual, pitiless brutality omnipresent in them--to create a powerful narrative of wartime experience.

    [Originally published as Soldaten .]

  • India in the Persianate age, 1000-1765 / Richard M. Eaton
    DS 452 E28 2019
    Protected by vast mountains and seas, the Indian subcontinent might seem a nearly complete and self-contained world with its own religions, philosophies, and social systems. And yet this ancient land and its varied societies experienced prolonged and intense interaction with the peoples and cultures of East and Southeast Asia, Europe, Africa, and especially Central Asia and the Iranian plateau.

    Richard M. Eaton tells this extraordinary story with relish and originality, as he traces the rise of Persianate culture, a many-faceted transregional world connected by ever-widening networks across much of Asia. Introduced to India in the eleventh century by dynasties based in eastern Afghanistan, this culture would become progressively indigenized in the time of the great Mughals (sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries). Eaton brilliantly elaborates the complex encounter between India's Sanskrit culture--an equally rich and transregional complex that continued to flourish and grow throughout this period--and Persian culture, which helped shape the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughal Empire, and a host of regional states. This long-term process of cultural interaction is profoundly reflected in the languages, literatures, cuisines, attires, religions, styles of rulership and warfare, science, art, music, and architecture--and more--of South Asia.

  • The partition of Ireland 1918-1925 / Robert Lynch
    DA 962 L964 2019
    Partition represents the most fundamental revolution in modern Irish history. By 1925 the country had been divided into two states embodying rival religious and political identities, an outcome unthinkable only a decade before. While often analysed through the lens of elite high politics, partition was by definition a mass participation event, where decision making was shaped by elections, propaganda and savage acts of violence in defence of or in opposition to the new settlement. By examining the complex interaction of nationalism, religion and politics, Robert Lynch seeks to understand how partition was constructed and imagined by Irish people themselves, arguing for a relocation of partition at the centre of historical understandings of events in Ireland which spanned the Great War. Lynch highlights the deep confusion and expediency which lay behind the partition plan, and how it failed to provide answers to the complex and enduring problems of Irish identity.

  • Africans and the holocaust : perceptions and responses of colonized and sovereign peoples / Edward Kissi
    DS 135 A25K57 2020

    This book is an original and comparative study of reactions in West and East Africa to the persecution and attempted annihilation of Jews in Europe and in former German colonies in sub-Saharan Africa during the Second World War.

    An intellectual and diplomatic history of World War II and the Holocaust, Africans and the Holocaust looks at the period from the perspectives of the colonized subjects of the Gold Coast, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Tanganyika, and Uganda, as well as the sovereign peoples of Liberia and Ethiopia, who wrestled with the social and moral questions that the war and the Holocaust raised. The five main chapters of the book explore the pre-Holocaust history of relations between Jews and Africans in West and East Africa, perceptions of Nazism in both regions, opinions of World War II, interpretations of the Holocaust, and responses of the colonized and sovereign peoples of West and East Africa to efforts by Great Britain to resettle certain categories of Jewish refugees from Europe in the two regions before and during the Holocaust.

    This book will be of use to students and scholars of African history, Holocaust and Jewish studies, and international or global history.

  • Civil uprisings in modern Sudan : the 'Khartoum Springs' of 1964 and 1985 / W.J. Berridge
    DT 157.5 B46 2016
    This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by Knowledge Unlatched. In the wake of the protests that toppled regimes across the Middle East in 2011, Sudanese activists and writers have proudly cited their very own 'Arab Springs' of 1964 and 1985, which overthrew the country's first two military regimes, as evidence of their role as political pioneers in the region. Whilst some of these claims may be exaggerated, Sudan was indeed unique in the region at the time in that it witnessed not one but two popular uprisings which successfully uprooted military authoritarianisms. Civil Uprisings in Modern Sudan provides the first scholarly book-length history of the 1964 and 1985 uprisings. It explores the uprisings themselves, their legacy and the contemporary relevance they hold in the context of the current political climate of the Middle East. The book also contends that the sort of politics espoused by various kinds of Islamist during the uprisings can be interpreted as a form of early 'post-Islamism', in which Islamist political agendas were seen to be compatible with liberalism and democracy. Using interviews, Arabic language sources and a wealth of archival material, this book is an important and original study that is of great significance for scholars of African and Middle Eastern political history.

  • The Jews should keep quiet : Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and the Holocaust / Rafael Medoff
    D 804.45 U55M42 2019
    Based on recently discovered documents, The Jews Should Keep Quiet reassesses the hows and whys behind the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration's fateful policies during the Holocaust. Rafael Medoff delves into difficult truths: With FDR's consent, the administration deliberately suppressed European immigration far below the limits set by U.S. law. His administration also refused to admit Jewish refugees to the U.S. Virgin Islands, dismissed proposals to use empty Liberty ships returning from Europe to carry refugees, and rejected pleas to drop bombs on the railways leading to Auschwitz, even while American planes were bombing targets only a few miles away--actions that would not have conflicted with the larger goal of winning the war.

    What motivated FDR? Medoff explores the sensitive question of the president's private sentiments toward Jews. Unmasking strong parallels between Roosevelt's statements regarding Jews and Asians, he connects the administration's policies of excluding Jewish refugees and interning Japanese Americans.

    The Jews Should Keep Quiet further reveals how FDR's personal relationship with Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, American Jewry's foremost leader in the 1930s and 1940s, swayed the U.S. response to the Holocaust. Documenting how Roosevelt and others pressured Wise to stifle American Jewish criticism of FDR's policies, Medoff chronicles how and why the American Jewish community largely fell in line with Wise. Ultimately Medoff weighs the administration's realistic options for rescue action, which, if taken, would have saved many lives.

  • Art of the Hellenistic kingdoms : from Pergamon to Rome / edited by Seán Hemingway and Kiki Karoglou
    DS 156 P4A78 2019
    Authored by internationally renowned scholars, the 20 essays written for this volume explore topics ranging from the influence of Hellenistic art in the ancient Roman world to the ongoing excavations at Pergamon. All aspects of Hellenistic art are discussed, including sculpture, wall paintings, mosaics, coins, vessels, faience, engraved gems, and glass--from monumental works to artifacts of daily life that provide a personal connection to ancient Greece. Together, these studies, which were inspired by the groundbreaking 2016 exhibition at The Met, shed new light on the spread of Greek art and culture over the course of one of the most influential periods of ancient history.

  • Martyrs and tricksters : an ethnography of the Egyptian revolution / Walter Armbrust
    DT 107.88 A76 2019

    An important look at the hopeful rise and tragic defeat of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011

    The Egyptian Revolution of 2011 began with immense hope, but was defeated in two and a half years, ushering in the most brutal and corrupt regime in modern Egyptian history. How was the passage from utmost euphoria into abject despair experienced, not only by those committed to revolutionary change, but also by people indifferent or even hostile to the revolution? In Martyrs and Tricksters , anthropologist and Cairo resident Walter Armbrust explores the revolution through the lens of liminality--initially a communal fellowship, where everything seemed possible, transformed into a devastating limbo with no exit. To make sense of events, Armbrust looks at the martyrs, trickster media personalities, public spaces, contested narratives, historical allusions, and factional struggles during this chaotic time.

    Armbrust shows that while martyrs became the primary symbols of mobilization, no one took seriously enough the emergence of political tricksters. Tricksters appeared in media--not the vaunted social media of a "Facebook revolution" but television--and they paved the way for the rise of Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi. In the end Egypt became a global political vanguard, but not in the way the revolutionaries intended. What initially appeared as the gateway to an age of revolution has transformed the world over into the age of the trickster.

    Delving into how Egyptians moved from unprecedented exhilaration to confusion and massacre, Martyrs and Tricksters is a powerful cultural biography of a tragic revolution.

  • South Sudan's civil war : violence, insurgency and failed peacemaking / John Young
    DT 159.944 Y68 2019

    A mere two years after achievingindependence, South Sudan in 2013 descended into violent civil war, refuting USgovernment claims that the country's succession was a major foreign policysuccess and would end endemic conflict. Worse was to follow when theinternational community declared famine in 2017. In the first book-length studyof the South Sudan civil war, John Young draws on his close but criticalrelationship with the rebel SPLM-IO leadership to reveal the true dynamics ofthe conflict, and exposes how the South Sudanese state was in crisis longbefore the outbreak of war.

    With insiderknowledge of the histories and motivations of the rebellion's chief protagonists,Young argues considerable responsibility forthe present state of South Sudan must be laid at the door of the US-led peaceprocess. Linking the role of the international community with thecountry's opposition politics, SouthSudan's Civil War is an essential guide to the causes and consequences ofthe violence that has engulfed one of Africa's most troubled nations.

  • Encountering Nazi tourism sites / Derek Dalton
    D 804.17 D35 2020

    Encountering Nazi Tourism Sites explores how the terrible legacy of Nazi criminality is experienced by tourists, bridging the gap between cultural criminology and tourism studies to make a significant contribution to our understanding of how Nazi criminality is evoked and invoked in the landscape of modern Germany.

    This study is grounded in fieldwork encounters with memorials, museums and perpetrator sites across Germany and the Netherlands, including Berlin Holocaust memorials and museums, the Anne Frank House, the Wannsee House, Wewelsburg Castle and concentration camps. At the core of this research is a respect for each site's unique physical, architectural or curatorial form and how this enables insights into different aspects of the Holocaust. Chapters grapple with themes of authenticity, empathy, voyeurism and vicarious experience to better comprehend the possibilities and limits of affective encounters at these sites.

    This will be of great interest to upper level students and researchers of criminology, Holocaust studies, museology, tourism studies, memorialisation studies and the burgeoning field of 'difficult' heritage.

  • Leo Strauss on Hegel / edited by Paul Franco
    D 16.8 H49S77 2019
    In the winter of 1965, Leo Strauss taught a seminar on Hegel at the University of Chicago. While Strauss neither considered himself a Hegelian nor wrote about Hegel at any length, his writings contain intriguing references to the philosopher, particularly in connection with his studies of Hobbes, in his debate in On Tyranny with Alexandre Kojève; and in his account of the "three waves" of modern political philosophy.

    Leo Strauss on Hegel reconstructs Strauss's seminar on Hegel, supplemented by passages from an earlier version of the seminar from which only fragments of a transcript remain. Strauss focused his seminar on the lectures collected in The Philosophy of History , which he considered more accessible than Hegel's written works. In his own lectures on Hegel, Strauss continues his project of demonstrating how modern philosophers related to ancient thought and explores the development and weaknesses of modern political theory. Strauss is especially concerned with the relationship in Hegel between empirical history and his philosophy of history, and he argues for the primacy of religion in Hegel's understanding of history and society. In addition to a relatively complete transcript, Leo Strauss on Hegel also includes annotations, which bring context and clarity to the text.

  • The house of Augustus : a historical detective story / T. P. Wiseman
    DG 279 W57 2019

    A radical reexamination of the textual and archaeological evidence about Augustus and the Palatine

    Caesar Augustus (63 BC-AD 14), who is usually thought of as the first Roman emperor, lived on the Palatine Hill, the place from which the word "palace" originates. A startling reassessment of textual and archaeological evidence, The House of Augustus demonstrates that Augustus was never an emperor in any meaningful sense of the word, that he never had a palace, and that the so-called "Casa di Augusto" excavated on the Palatine was a lavish aristocratic house destroyed by the young Caesar in order to build the temple of Apollo. Exploring the Palatine from its first occupation to the present, T. P. Wiseman proposes a reexamination of the "Augustan Age," including much of its literature.

    Wiseman shows how the political and ideological background of Augustus' rise to power offers a radically different interpretation of the ancient evidence about the Augustan Palatine. Taking a long historical perspective in order to better understand the topography, Wiseman considers the legendary stories of Rome's origins--in particular Romulus' foundation and inauguration of the city on the summit of the Palatine. He examines the new temple of Apollo and the piazza it overlooked, as well as the portico around it with its library used as a hall for Senate meetings, and he illustrates how Commander Caesar, who became Caesar Augustus, was the champion of the Roman people against an oppressive oligarchy corrupting the Republic.

    A decisive intervention in a critical debate among ancient historians and archaeologists, The House of Augustus recalibrates our views of a crucially important period and a revered public space.

  • Le marché de l'art sous l'Occupation : 1940-1944 / Emmanuelle Polack ; préface de Laurence Bertrand Dorléac
    D 810 A7P65 2019

  • Turbulent crown : the story of the Tudor queens / Roland Hui
    DA 317.1 H85 2016

    Ten remarkable women.
    One remarkable era.

    In the Tudor period, 1485-1603, a host of fascinating women sat on the English throne. The dramatic events of their lives are told in The Turbulent Crown: The Story of the Tudor Queens of England.

    The Turbulent Crown begins with the story of Elizabeth of York, who survived conspiracy, murder, and dishonour to become the first Tudor Queen, bringing peace and order to England after years of civil war. From there, the reader is taken through the parade of Henry VIII's six wives - two of whom, Anne Boleyn and Katheryn Howard, would lose their heads against a backdrop of intrigue and scandal.

    The Turbulent Crown continues with the tragedy of Lady Jane Grey, the teenager who ruled for nine days until overthrown by her cousin Mary Tudor. But Mary's reign, which began in triumph, ended in disaster, leading to the emergence of her sister, Elizabeth I, as the greatest of her family and of England's monarchs.


  • Islam and Tibet : interactions along the musk routes / edited by Anna Akasoy, Charles Burnett, and Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim
    DS 35.74 C6 I84 2016
    The first encounters between the Islamic world and Tibet took place in the course of the expansion of the Abbasid Empire in the eighth century. Military and political contacts went along with an increasing interest in the other side. Cultural exchanges and the transmission of knowledge were facilitated by a trading network, with musk constituting one of the main trading goods from the Himalayas, largely through India. From the thirteenth century onwards the spread of the Mongol Empire from the Western borders of Europe through Central Asia to China facilitated further exchanges. The significance of these interactions has been long ignored in scholarship. This volume represents a major contribution to the subject, bringing together new studies by an interdisciplinary group of international scholars. They explore for the first time the multi-layered contacts between the Islamic world, Central Asia and the Himalayas from the eighth century until the present day in a variety of fields, including geography, cartography, art history, medicine, history of science and education, literature, hagiography, archaeology, and anthropology.

  • Letters and papers, foreign and domestic, of the reign of Henry VIII : preserved in the Public Record Office, the British Musem, and elsewhere / catalogued by J.S. Brewer
    DA 25 C1 1509-45
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