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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.


  • Never without love : a memoir / Mehrnaz Massoudi
    DS 318.84 M37 2019

  • L'humour des Poilus canadiens-français de la Grande Guerre / Bernard Andres
    D 526.3 A64 2018

  • Letters from a Doughboy : the Wartime Experience of Robert Doan Truesdell in World War 1 / [edited by] Katherine Truesdell Schumacher
    D 570.9 T74 2019

  • The Spy Who Loved Us The Vietnam War and Pham Xuan An's Dangerous Game / Thomas A. Bass
    DS 559.8 M44B38 2018

  • The successor Tiberius and the triumph of the Roman Empire / Willemijn van Dijk ; translated by Kathleen Brandt-Carey
    DG282

    Politics, prestige, power--monster, angel, emperor.

    Tiberius' unique position as the unrivaled leader of the ancient Roman Empire has not prevented him from being pushed to the sidelines of historical interest. In The Successor , Willemijn van Dijk seeks to remedy this relegation in her compelling portrait of a complicated ancient ruler.

    Tiberius inherited power from the legendary Augustus as the Roman Empire's first successor. His influence stretched from northern Africa to the southern Netherlands and from Spain to Syria. Yet despite its many challenges, this vast area would not remain unmanaged for long. In his twenty-three-year reign as emperor, Tiberius consolidated power in the new form of government his adoptive father had founded, and in doing so he established the Julio-Claudian dynasty, a line that would rule Rome for half a century.

    The story of Tiberius is one of intrigue. Van Dijk draws readers onto backstreets and into back rooms, bringing Rome to life with vivid portrayals of what it was like to stand on the great Palatine Hill or by the banks of the Tiber. Against this vibrant urban tapestry, van Dijk weaves together the gripping narrative of Tiberius' rise--a complicated game of power, politics, and conspiracy. Van Dijk strips away the varnish of myth to paint an accurate, incisive picture of a man who at the late age of fifty-five became the greatest commander-in-chief of his day.

    Vivid, scandalous, and thought-provoking, The Successor tells the story of a somber man--a figure neither wholly sympathetic nor entirely repulsive--who became an emperor, and of an emperor who became a tyrant.


  • Containment in the Middle East / Ehud Eilam
    DS 63.18 E45 2019eb
    National security affairs analyst Ehud Eilam examines the strategy of containment in the Middle East as it is currently pursued. For the United States, containment is a way to avoid war with Iran and thwart its nuclear weapons program. For Israel it has been a way to prevent a confrontation with the Palestinians in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

    In other cases containment is meant to weaken a foe without starting a war, as Israel did by bombing shipments of weapons to Hezbollah. Containment was also part of the war in Syria--because the West lacked the ability to overthrow Bashar al-Assad, though it cost the civilian population there dearly. Egypt has been trying to contain both its enormous economic hardships and ISIS, primarily in the Sinai Peninsula.

    Ultimately Eilam provides important and timely insights into the Middle East's perennially fluid and volatile political environment. His insights and analyses will be of interest not least in the corridors of power both here and abroad.



  • Celui qui échoue devient sorcier : parcours d'un migrant camerounais parti d'Afrique et arrivé... en Afrique : récit de Jackson Abena Banyomo / recueilli par l'anthropologue Catherine Therrien
    DT 313.6 C36B36 2019eb

  • The long 1989 : decades of global revolution / edited by Piotr H. Kosicki and Kyrill Kunakhovich
    D 856 L66 2019

  • Surviving the peace : the struggle for postwar recovery in Bosnia-Herzegovina / Peter Lippman
    DR 1750 L57 2019

  • Times of upheaval : four medievalists in twentieth-century Central Europe conversations with Jerzy Kłoczowski, János M. Bak, František Šmahel, and Herwig Wolfram / edited by Pavlína Rychterová, Gábor Klaniczay, Paweł Kras, and Walter Pohl
    D 116.5 T56 2019

  • Mummies, magic, and medicine in ancient Egypt : multidisciplinary essays for Rosalie David / edited by Campbell Price, Roger Forshaw, Andrew Chamberlain and Paul T. Nicholson ; with Robert Morkot and Joyce Tyldesley
    DT 83 M85 2016
    This volume, published in honour of Egyptologist Prof. Rosalie David OBE, presents the latest research on three of the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian civilisation: mummies, magic and medical practice. Drawing on recent archaeological fieldwork, new research on Egyptian human remains, reassessments of ancient Egyptian texts and modern experimental archaeology, these essays try to answer some of Egyptology's biggest questions: How did Tutankhamun die? How were the Pyramids built? How were mummies made? A number of leading experts in their fields combine both traditional Egyptology and innovative scientific techniques to ancient material. The resulting overview presents the state of Egyptology in 2016, how it has developed over the last forty years, and how many of its big questions still remain the same.

  • Mondes profanes. Enseignement, fiction et histoire sous la direction de Marc-Andre Ethier, David Lefrançois et Alexandre Joly-Lavoie
    D 16.255 A8M66 2018

  • Palestine on the air : a supplement to Journal of civil and human rights / by Karma R. Chávez
    DS 113.7 C43 2019

  • Aussie fans : uniquely placed in global popular culture / edited by Celia Lam and Jackie Raphael
    DU 107 A86 2019

  • The politics of public memories of forced migration and bordering in Europe / Karina Horsti, editor
    D 1053 P65 2019eb

  • The Jews, the Holocaust, and the public the legacies of David Cesarani / Larissa Allwork, Rachel Pistol, editors
    D804.348

  • Fascist warfare, 1922-1945 Aggression, Occupation, Annihilation / Miguel Alonso, Alan Kramer, Javier Rodrigo, editors
    D726.5

  • French emigrants in revolutionised Europe : connected histories and memories / Laure Philip, Juliette Reboul, editors
    DC 158 F74 2019

  • Labor and Power in the Late Ottoman Empire Tobacco Workers, Managers, and the State, 1872-1912 / Can Nacar
    HD9146.T9

  • Civilian internment during the First World War : a European and global history, 1914-1920 / Matthew Stibbe
    D627.A2

  • Australian war graves workers and World War One : devoted labour for the lost, the unknown but not forgotten dead / Fred Cahir, Sara Weuffen, Matt Smith, Peter Bakker, Jo Caminiti
    D 639 D4C34 2019

  • On the Waves of a Pulsating World : An Engineer's Adventures in Innovation, Education and Politics : from Russia to the West / Vladimir Babitsky
    TA 140 B33B33 2019

  • China's war in Korea : strategic culture and geopolitics / Xiaobing Li
    DS919.5

  • Ireland's imperial connections, 1775-1947 Daniel Sanjiv Roberts, Jonathan Jeffrey Wright, editors
    DA947

  • Decolonisation, identity and nation in Rhodesia, 1964-1979 : a race against time / David Kenrick
    DT2981

  • Commemorating the children of World War II in Poland : combative remembrance / Ewa Stańczyk
    D 810 C4S73 2019eb

  • Atlantic history in the nineteenth century : migration, trade, conflict, and ideas / Niels Eichhorn
    D 210 E53 2019eb

  • The Palgrave handbook of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan / P. R. Kumaraswamy, editor
    DS 154 P35 2019

  • How China sees the world : insights from China's international relations scholars / Huiyun Feng, Kai He, Xiaojun Li
    DS779.27

  • The Second World War / by Winston S. Churchill and the editors of Life
    D 743 C484

  • Once upon a time : behind the fairy tale of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier / J. Randy Taraborrelli
    DC 943 A1T37 2003
    Grace Kelly was swept away when the handsome Prince Rainier, a man she barely knew, asked for her hand in marriage. After a series of relationships with married co-stars, she was exhausted by the show-business lifestyle. If she married Rainier, she would be more than just a movie star, she would be Her Serene RoyalHighness Princess Grace. Once in the palace, however, Grace found herself trapped in a fairy tale of her own making. Forced to make sacrifices that cut deeply into the core of who she was as a woman, she would then surrender her desires and ambitions for her spouse and her children. Grace and Rainier may have been royalty, but they were also husband and wife, and parents-and, as such, just as vulnerable to the conflicts that can contaminate any household. Drawing upon hundreds of exclusive interviews with family and friends, ONCEUPONATIME portrays its subjects with passion and sympathy, revealing Grace, Rainier,Caroline,Albert, and Stephanie in ways both startling and compelling.

  • Writing history : a guide for Canadian students / William Kelleher Storey, Mairi Cowan
    D 16 S76 2019
    An invaluable writing guide that ensures Canadian students master the best current practices in historical research and writingThoroughly revised and updated, the fifth Canadian edition of Writing History continues to provide history students with the most current and important information available on researching and writing history assignments, including article reviews, journal responses, proposals, document analysis,and historical research papers.

  • France since the Popular Front : government and people, 1936-1996 / Maurice Larkin
    DC 369 L27 1997
    This book meets the widely-felt need for a comprehensive but readable history of contemporary France that sets the changing fortunes of people and government in a broad, international context. The country's economic performance and social and political record are compared with those of herEuropean neighbours, and her foreign policy is assessed in the light of the opportunitiees afforded by the international circumstances of the time.The book traces the evolution of French political life from the short-lived ministries of the Third and Fourth Republics to the greater stability of the Fifth Republic. It shows how this development was aided not only by the change to a semi-presidential system of government, but also by thedecline of old divisive issues, involving the Church, the constitution, and overseas empire. While the main concern of the book is with the broad forces producing change and consolidation, close attention is also given to key political figures and events of the period, notably the crises of 1940,1958 and 1968.

  • Foxbats over Dimona : the Soviets' nuclear gamble in the Six-Day War / Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez
    DS 127.2 G56 2007
    Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez's groundbreaking history of the Six-Day War in 1967 radically changes our understanding of that conflict, casting it as a crucial arena of Cold War intrigue that has shaped the Middle East to this day. The authors, award-winning Israeli journalists and historians, have investigated newly available documents and testimonies from the former Soviet Union, cross-checked them against Israeli and Western sources, and arrived at fresh and startling conclusions.

     

    Contrary to previous interpretations, Ginor and Remez's book shows that the Six-Day War was the result of a joint Soviet-Arab gambit to provoke Israel into a preemptive attack. The authors reveal how the Soviets received a secret Israeli message indicating that Israel, despite its official ambiguity, was about to acquire nuclear weapons. Determined to destroy Israel's nuclear program before it could produce an atomic bomb, the Soviets then began preparing for war--well before Moscow accused Israel of offensive intent, the overt trigger of the crisis.

     

    Ginor and Remez's startling account details how the Soviet-Arab onslaught was to be unleashed once Israel had been drawn into action and was branded as the aggressor. The Soviets had submarine-based nuclear missiles poised for use against Israel in case it already possessed and tried to use an atomic device, and the USSR prepared and actually began a marine landing on Israel's shores backed by strategic bombers and fighter squadrons. They sent their most advanced, still-secret aircraft, the MiG-25 Foxbat, on provocative sorties over Israel's Dimona nuclear complex to prepare the planned attack on it, and to scare Israel into making the first strike. It was only the unpredicted devastation of Israel's response that narrowly thwarted the Soviet design.


  • Dark lens : imaging Germany, 1945 / Françoise Meltzer
    D 810 D6 M38 2019
    The ruins of war have long held the power to stupefy and appall. Can such ruins ever be persuasively depicted and comprehended? Can images of them force us to identify with the suffering of the enemy and raise uncomfortable questions about forgiveness and revenge?

    Françoise Meltzer explores those questions in Dark Lens , which uses the images of war ruins in Nazi Germany to investigate problems of aestheticization, the representation of catastrophe, and the targeting of civilians in war. Through texts that give accounts of bombed-out towns in Germany in the last years of the war, painters' attempts to depict the destruction, and her own mother's photographs taken in Berlin and other cities in 1945, Meltzer asks if any medium offers a direct experience of war ruins for the viewer. Ultimately, she concludes that while the viewer cannot help reimaging the devastation through the lenses of history, aestheticization, or voyeurism, these images at least allow us to approach the reality of ruins and grasp the larger issue of targeting civilians in modern warfare for what it is. Refreshingly accessible and deeply personal, Dark Lens is a compelling look at the role images play in constructing memories of war.

  • The lands in between : Russia vs. the West and the new politics of hybrid war / Mitchell A. Orenstein
    DK 510.764 O74 2019
    Russia's stealth invasion of Ukraine and its assault on the US elections in 2016 forced a reluctant West to grapple with the effects of hybrid war. While most citizens in the West are new to the problems of election hacking, state-sponsored disinformation campaigns, influence operations byforeign security services, and frozen conflicts, citizens of the frontline states between Russia and the European Union have been dealing with these issues for years.The Lands in Between: Russia vs. the West and the New Politics of Russia's Hybrid War contends that these "lands in between" hold powerful lessons for Western countries. For Western politics is becoming increasingly similar to the lands in between, where hybrid warfare has polarized parties andvoters into two camps: those who support a Western vision of liberal democracy and those who support a Russian vision of nationalist authoritarianism. Paradoxically, while politics increasingly boils down to a zero sum "civilizational choice" between Russia and the West, those who rise to thepinnacle of the political system in the lands in between are often non-ideological power brokers who have found a way to profit from both sides, taking rewards from both Russia and the West. Increasingly, the political pathologies of these small, vulnerable, and backwards states in Europe are ourproblems too. In this deepening conflict, we are all lands in between.

  • The Israeli-Palestinian conflict : what everyone needs to know / Dov Waxman
    DS 119.7 W39935 2019
    No conflict in the world has lasted as long, generated as many news headlines, or incited as much controversy as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Yet, despite, or perhaps because of, the degree of international attention it receives, the conflict is still widely misunderstood. While Israelisand Palestinians and their respective supporters trade accusations, many outside observers remain confused by the conflict's complexity and perplexed by the passion it arouses.The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG offers an even-handed and judicious guide to the world's most intractable dispute. Writing in an engaging, jargon-free QandA format, Dov Waxman provides clear and concise answers to common questions, from the most basic to the mostcontentious. Covering the conflict from its nineteenth-century origins to the latest developments of the twenty-first century, this book explains the key events, examines the core issues, and presents the competing claims and narratives of both sides. Readers will learn what the Israeli-Palestinianconflict is all about, how it has evolved over time, and why it continues to defy diplomatic efforts at a resolution.

  • The little red yellow black book : an introduction to indigenous Australia
    DU 124 S63P37 2018
    Originally published in 1994 and written from an Indigenous perspective, this highly illustrated and accessible introduction covers a range of topics from history, culture, and the Arts, through to activism and reconciliation. In this fourth edition, readers will learn about some of the significant contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have made, and continue to make, to the Australian nation.

  • Indigenous peoples and the Second World War : the politics, experiences and legacies of war in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand / R. Scott Sheffield, Noah Riseman
    D 810 I5S53 2019
    During the Second World War, Indigenous people in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Canada mobilised en masse to support the war effort, despite withstanding centuries of colonialism. Their roles ranged from ordinary soldiers fighting on distant shores, to soldiers capturing Japanese prisoners on their own territory, to women working in munitions plants on the home front. R. Scott Sheffield and Noah Riseman examine Indigenous experiences of the Second World War across these four settler societies. Informed by theories of settler colonialism, martial race theory and military sociology, they show how Indigenous people and their communities both shaped and were shaped by the Second World War. Particular attention is paid to the policies in place before, during and after the war, highlighting the ways that Indigenous people negotiated their own roles within the war effort at home and abroad.
Updated: Thursday 23 January 2020
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