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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.


  • Cultural conflict in Hong Kong : angles on a coherent imaginary / Jason S. Polley, Vinton W.K. Poon, Lian-Hee Wee, editors
    DS796.H75

  • Six Decades of Indonesia-China Relations : An Indonesian Perspective / Lidya Christin Sinaga, editor
    DS644.5

  • Rethinking the Irish Diaspora : After The Gathering / edited by Johanne Devlin Trew and Michael Pierse
    DA927

  • The assessment of German cultural landscapes : evidence from three regions located in the metropolitan area of Hamburg / Jessica Matloch
    DD901.H24

  • Selected topics on archaeology, history and culture in the Malay world / Mohd Rohaizat Abdul Wahab, Ros Mahwati Ahmad Zakaria, Muhlis Hadrawi, Zuliskandar Ramli
    DS594

  • Diaspora of the city : stories of cosmopolitanism from Istanbul and Athens / Ilay Romain Örs
    DR728

  • India and Japan : assessing the strategic partnership
    DS450.J3

  • Russia's domestic security wars : Putin's use of divide and rule against his hardline allies / Peter Reddaway
    DK290.3.P88

  • Contrived Laissez-Faireism : the politico-economic structure of British colonialism in Hong Kong / Fujio Mizuoka
    DS796.H757

  • Asia and the Historical Imagination / Jane Yeang Chui Wong, editor
    DS33

  • Victorian environments : acclimatizing to change in British domestic and colonial culture / Grace Moore, Michelle J. Smith, editors
    DA 533 V516 2018eb

  • The TRANSGENERATIONAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE near the foot of mount ararat
    DS195.5

  • Life in treaty port China and Japan / edited by Donna Brunero, Stephanie Villalta Puig
    DS509.3

  • Introduction to Chinese culture : cultural history, arts, festivals and rituals / Guobin Xu, Yanhui Chen, Lianhua Xu, editors ; translators, Kaiju Chen, Xiyuan Xiong, Wenquan Wu
    DS721

  • Understanding Chinese Culture : Philosophy, Religion, Science and Technology / Guobin Xu, Yanhui Chen, Lianhua Xu, editors ; translated by Kaiju Chen [and others]
    DS721

  • Cambodia and the West, 1500-2000 / T.O. Smith editor
    DS554.57

  • Artistic Utopias of Revolt Claremont Road, Reclaim the Streets, and the City of Sol / by Julia Ramírez Blanco
    D203.2

  • Italy in the international system from Détente to the end of the Cold War : the underrated ally / Antonio Varsori; Benedetto Zaccaria, Editors
    DG576.8

  • Diplomacy of decolonisation : America, Britain and the United Nations during the Congo crisis 1960-64 / Alanna O'Malley
    DT 658.22 O43 2018
    The book reinterprets the role of the UN during the Congo crisis from 1960 to 1964, presenting a multidimensional view of the organisation. Through an examination of the Anglo-American relationship, the book reveals how the UN helped position this event as a lightning rod in debates about how decolonisation interacted with the Cold War. By examining the ways in which the various dimensions of the UN came into play in Anglo-American considerations of how to handle the Congo crisis, the book reveals how the Congo debate reverberated in wider ideological struggles about how decolonisation evolved and what the role of the UN would be in managing this process. The UN became a central battle ground for ideas and visions of world order; as the newly-independent African and Asian states sought to redress the inequalities created by colonialism, the US and UK sought to maintain the status quo, while the Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld tried to reconcile these two contrasting views.

  • Southeast Asia's Cold War : an interpretive history / Ang Cheng Guan
    DS 526.7 A5754 2018

    The historiography of the Cold War has long been dominated by American motivations and concerns, with Southeast Asian perspectives largely confined to the Indochina wars and Indonesia under Sukarno. Southeast Asia's Cold War corrects this situation by examining the international politics of the region from within rather than without. It provides an up-to-date, coherent narrative of the Cold War as it played out in Southeast Asia against a backdrop of superpower rivalry.

    When viewed through a Southeast Asian lens, the Cold War can be traced back to the interwar years and antagonisms between indigenous communists and their opponents, the colonial governments and their later successors. Burma, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, and the Philippines join Vietnam and Indonesia as key regional players with their own agendas, as evidenced by the formation of SEATO and the Bandung conference. The threat of global Communism orchestrated from Moscow, which had such a powerful hold in the West, passed largely unnoticed in Southeast Asia, where ideology took a back seat to regime preservation. China and its evolving attitude toward the region proved far more compelling: the emergence of the communist government there in 1949 helped further the development of communist networks in the Southeast Asian region. Except in Vietnam, the Soviet Union's role was peripheral: managing relationships with the United States and China was what preoccupied Southeast Asia's leaders. The impact of the Sino-Soviet split is visible in the decade-long Cambodian conflict and the Sino-Vietnamese War of 1979.

    This succinct volume not only demonstrates the complexity of the region, but for the first time provides a narrative that places decolonization and nation-building alongside the usual geopolitical conflicts. It focuses on local actors and marshals a wide range of literature in support of its argument. Most importantly, it tells us how and why the Cold War in Southeast Asia evolved the way it did and offers a deeper understanding of the Southeast Asia we know today.


  • The limits of the land : how the struggle for the West Bank shaped the Arab-Israeli conflict / Avshalom Rubin
    DS 110 W47 R835 2017

    Was Israel's occupation of the West Bank inevitable? From 1949-1967, the West Bank was the center of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Many Israelis hoped to conquer it and widen their narrow borders, while many Arabs hoped that it would serve as the core of a future Palestinian state. In The Limits of the Land, Avshalom Rubin presents a sophisticated new portrait of the Arab-Israeli struggle that goes beyond partisan narratives of the past. Drawing on new evidence from a wide variety of sources, many of them only recently declassified, Rubin argues that Israel's leaders indeed wanted to conquer the West Bank, but not at any cost. By 1967, they had abandoned hope of widening their borders and adopted an alternative strategy based on nuclear deterrence. In 1967, however, Israel's new strategy failed to prevent war, convincing its leaders that they needed to keep the territory they conquered. The result was a diplomatic stalemate that endures today.


  • Rwanda, not so innocent : when women become killers
    DT 450.435 R935 1995

  • Dark continent : Europe's twentieth century / Mark Mazower
    D 424 M39 2000
    "A useful, important book that reminds us, at the right time, how hard [European unity] has been, and how much care must be taken to avoid the terrible old temptations." -- Los Angeles Times

    Dark Continent provides an alternative history of the twentieth century, one in which the triumph of democracy was anything but a forgone conclusion and fascism and communism provided rival political solutions that battled and sometimes triumphed in an effort to determine the course the continent would take.

    Mark Mazower strips away myths that have comforted us since World War II, revealing Europe as an entity constantly engaged in a bloody project of self-invention. Here is a history not of inevitable victories and forward marches, but of narrow squeaks and unexpected twists, where townships boast a bronze of Mussolini on horseback one moment, only to melt it down and recast it as a pair of noble partisans the next. Unflinching, intelligent, Dark Continent provides a provocative vision of Europe's past, present, and future-and confirms Mark Mazower as a historian of valuable gifts.

  • Secret-Judaism and the Spanish Inquisition / Michael Alpert
    DS 135 S7 A5735 2008
    From the end of the 15th century until the 18th, Spanish Jews carried on Jewish practices in the shadow of the Inquisition. Those caught were forced to recant or be burnt at the stake. Drawing on their confessions and trial documents, this book tells their story.

  • Sediments of time : on possible histories / Reinhart Koselleck ; translated and edited by Sean Franzel and Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann
    D 16.8 K632213 2018

    Sediments of Time features the most important essays by renowned German historian Reinhart Koselleck not previously available in English, several of them essential to his theory of history. The volume sheds new light on Koselleck's crucial concerns, including his theory of sediments of time; his theory of historical repetition, duration, and acceleration; his encounters with philosophical hermeneutics and political and legal thought; his concern with the limits of historical meaning; and his views on historical commemoration, including that of the Second World War and the Holocaust. A critical introduction addresses some of the challenges and potentials of Koselleck's reception in the Anglophone world.


  • Rwanda : death, despair, and defiance / African Rights
    DT 450.435 R835 1995

  • Religious Zionism and the settlement project : ideology, politics, and civil disobedience / Moshe Hellinger, Isaac Hershkowitz, and Bernard Susser
    DS 150 R32 H44 2018
    An in-depth account of the ideology driving Israel's religious Zionist settler movements since the 1970s.


  • The law of blood : thinking and acting as a Nazi / Johann Chapoutot ; translated by Miranda Richmond Mouillot
    DD 256.5 C547513 2018

    The scale and the depth of Nazi brutality seem to defy understanding. What could drive people to fight, kill, and destroy with such ruthless ambition? Observers and historians have offered countless explanations since the 1930s. According to Johann Chapoutot, we need to understand better how the Nazis explained it themselves. We need a clearer view, in particular, of how they were steeped in and spread the idea that history gave them no choice: it was either kill or die.

    Chapoutot, one of France's leading historians, spent years immersing himself in the texts and images that reflected and shaped the mental world of Nazi ideologues, and that the Nazis disseminated to the German public. The party had no official ur-text of ideology, values, and history. But a clear narrative emerges from the myriad works of intellectuals, apparatchiks, journalists, and movie-makers that Chapoutot explores.

    The story went like this: In the ancient world, the Nordic-German race lived in harmony with the laws of nature. But since Late Antiquity, corrupt foreign norms and values--Jewish values in particular--had alienated Germany from itself and from all that was natural. The time had come, under the Nazis, to return to the fundamental law of blood. Germany must fight, conquer, and procreate, or perish. History did not concern itself with right and wrong, only brute necessity. A remarkable work of scholarship and insight, The Law of Blood recreates the chilling ideas and outlook that would cost millions their lives.


  • Operation Yellow Star / by Maurice Rajsfus ; translated by Phyllis Aronoff and Mike Mitchell ; Black Thursday : the roundup of July 16, 1942 / translated by Phyllis Aronoff
    DS 135 F83 R36513 2017

    Two books by Maurice Rajsfus, a French activist and former investigative journalist for Le Monde , who shares his research and personal recollections in order to shed new light on France's role in the Holocaust. In the first volume, "Operation Yellow Star," Rajsfus meticulously analyzes archival documents, demonstrating the extent of police collaboration with the Vichy regime and how it facilitated the persecution, deportation, and ultimately the death of hundreds of thousands of Jews. Examining long-unseen arrest records and transcripts, Rajsfus seeks to understand how and why many average French citizens resisted Nazi occupation while others were willingly complicit. In the second book, "Black Thursday," Rajsfus recounts his own experiences of July 16, 1942, when he and his family were arrested as part of the Vel' d'Hiv roundup, the largest ever in France, of 13,000 Jews. While most of those detained during the two-day sweep eventually died in Auschwitz, the author survived and has spent the rest of his life grappling with his country's betrayal. Together, the two volumes by Rajsfus offer a damning exposé of the bureaucracy of genocide, laying bare how cultural bias, political self-interest, and the influence of right-wing media led to the implementation of the Yellow Star as a segregationist device and determined France's culpability in the Holocaust.

    Maurice Rajsfus is the author of thirty books and from 1994-2012 he created and circulated "Que fait la police," a "Cop Watch" bulletin detailing human rights abuses. He lives in Paris with his wife, sons and grandchildren.

    Phyllis Aronoff has won the Jewish Literary Award for translation and the translation prize from the Quebec Writers' Federation. She was president of the Literary Translators' Association of Canada and from 2007-2015 represented translators on the Public Lending Right Commission of Canada.

    Mike Mitchell (b. 1941) is an award-winning translator of French and German who has been active as a translator for over thirty years. In 2012 the Austrian Ministry of Education, Art and Culture awarded him a lifetime achievement award as a translator of literary works. He lives in Scotland.


  • On the Mediterranean and the Nile : the Jews of Egypt / Aimée Israel-Pelletier
    DS 135 E4 I87 2018

    Aimée Israel-Pelletier examines the lives of Middle Eastern Jews living in Islamic societies in this political and cultural history of the Jews of Egypt. By looking at the work of five Egyptian Jewish writers, Israel-Pelletier confronts issues of identity, exile, language, immigration, Arab nationalism, European colonialism, and discourse on the Holocaust. She illustrates that the Jews of Egypt were a fluid community connected by deep roots to the Mediterranean and the Nile. They had an unshakable sense of being Egyptian until the country turned toward the Arab East. With Israel-Pelletier's deft handling, Jewish Egyptian writing offers an insider's view in the unique character of Egyptian Jewry and the Jewish presence across the Mediterranean region and North Africa.


  • In the crook of the rock : Jewish refuge in a world gone mad : the Chaya Leah Walkin story / Vera Schwarcz
    DS 135 C5 S39 2018
    Focusing upon the life of Chaya Walkin--one little girl from a distinguished Torah lineage in Poland--this book illustrates the inner resources of the refugee community that made possible survival with dignity. Based on a wide variety of sources and languages, this book is crafted around the voice of a child who was five years old when she was forced to flee her home in Poland and start the terrifying journey to Vilna, Kobe, and Shanghai. The Song of Songs is used to provide an unexpected and poetic angle of vision upon strategies for creating meaning in times of historical trauma.

  • A history of Jews in Germany since 1945 : politics, culture, and society / edited by Michael Brenner ; translated by Kenneth Kronenberg
    DS 134.26 B73513 2018

    Originally published in German in 2012, this comprehensive history of Jewish life in postwar Germany provides a systematic account of Jews and Judaism from the Holocaust to the early 21st century by leading experts of modern German-Jewish history. Beginning in the immediate postwar period with a large concentration of Eastern European Holocaust survivors stranded in Germany, the book follows Jews during the relative quiet period of the fifties and early sixties during which the foundations of new Jewish life were laid.

    Brenner's volume goes on to address the rise of anti-Israel sentiments after the Six-Day War as well as the beginnings of a critical confrontation with Germany's Nazi past in the late sixties and early seventies, noting the relatively small numbers of Jews living in Germany up to the 1990s. The contributors argue that these Jews were a powerful symbolic presence in German society and sent a meaningful signal to the rest of the world that Jewish life was possible again in Germany after the Holocaust.

    This landmark history presents a comprehensive account of reconstruction of a multifaceted Jewish life in a country that carries the legacy of being at the epicenter of the Holocaust.


  • God's country : Christian Zionism in America / Samuel Goldman
    DS 150.5 G64 2018

    The United States is Israel's closest ally in the world. The fact is undeniable, and undeniably controversial, not least because it so often inspires conspiracy theorizing among those who refuse to believe that the special relationship serves America's strategic interests or places the United States on the right side of Israel's enduring conflict with the Palestinians. Some point to the nefarious influence of a powerful "Israel lobby" within the halls of Congress. Others detect the hand of evangelical Protestants who fervently support Israel for their own theological reasons. The underlying assumption of all such accounts is that America's support for Israel must flow from a mixture of collusion, manipulation, and ideologically driven foolishness.

    Samuel Goldman proposes another explanation. The political culture of the United States, he argues, has been marked from the very beginning by a Christian theology that views the American nation as deeply implicated in the historical fate of biblical Israel. God's Country is the first book to tell the complete story of Christian Zionism in American political and religious thought from the Puritans to 9/11. It identifies three sources of American Christian support for a Jewish state: covenant, or the idea of an ongoing relationship between God and the Jewish people; prophecy, or biblical predictions of return to The Promised Land; and cultural affinity, based on shared values and similar institutions. Combining original research with insights from the work of historians of American religion, Goldman crafts a provocative narrative that chronicles Americans' attachment to the State of Israel.


  • Globalizing race : antisemitism and empire in French and European culture / Dorian Bell
    DS 146 F8 B35 2018

    Globalizing Race explores how intersections between French antisemitism and imperialism shaped the development of European racial thought. Ranging from the African misadventures of the antisemitic Marquis de Morès to the Parisian novels and newspapers of late nineteenth-century professional antisemites, Dorian Bell argues that France's colonial expansion helped antisemitism take its modern, racializing form--and that, conversely, antisemitism influenced the elaboration of the imperial project itself.

    Globalizing Race radiates from France to place authors like Guy de Maupassant and Émile Zola into sustained relation with thinkers from across the ideological spectrum, including Hannah Arendt, Friedrich Nietzsche, Frantz Fanon, Karl Marx, Max Horkheimer, and Theodor Adorno. Engaging with what has been called the "spatial turn" in social theory, the book offers new tools for thinking about how racisms interact across space and time. Among these is what Bell calls racial scalarity. Race, Bell argues, did not just become globalized when European racism and antisemitism accompanied imperial penetration into the farthest reaches of the world. Rather, race became most thoroughly global as a method for constructing and negotiating the different scales (national, global, etc.) necessary for the development of imperial capitalism.

    As France, Europe, and the world confront a rising tide of Islamophobia, Globalizing Race also brings into fascinating focus how present-day French responses to Muslim antisemitism hark back to older, problematic modes of representing the European colonial periphery.


  • Cities of refuge : German Jews in London and New York, 1935-1945 / Lori Gemeiner Bihler
    DS 135 E55 L6626 2018
    Contrasts the experiences of German Jewish refugees from the Holocaust who fled to London and New York City.


  • Anatomy of a genocide : the life and death of a town called Buczacz / Omer Bartov
    DS 135 U42 B833 2018
    A fascinating and cautionary examination of how genocide can take root at the local level--turning neighbors, friends, and even family members against one another--as seen through the eastern European border town of Buczacz during World War II.

    For more than four hundred years, the Eastern European border town of Buczacz--today part of Ukraine--was home to a highly diverse citizenry. It was here that Poles, Ukrainians, and Jews all lived side by side in relative harmony. Then came World War II, and three years later the entire Jewish population had been murdered by German and Ukrainian police, while Ukrainian nationalists eradicated Polish residents. In truth, though, this genocide didn't happen so quickly.

    In Anatomy of a Genocide Omer Bartov explains that ethnic cleansing doesn't occur as is so often portrayed in popular history, with the quick ascent of a vitriolic political leader and the unleashing of military might. It begins in seeming peace, slowly and often unnoticed, the culmination of pent-up slights and grudges and indignities. The perpetrators aren't just sociopathic soldiers. They are neighbors and friends and family. They are human beings, proud and angry and scared. They are also middle-aged men who come from elsewhere, often with their wives and children and parents, and settle into a life of bourgeois comfort peppered with bouts of mass murder: an island of normality floating on an ocean of blood.

    For more than two decades Bartov, whose mother was raised in Buczacz, traveled extensively throughout the region, scouring archives and amassing thousands of documents rarely seen until now. He has also made use of hundreds of first-person testimonies by victims, perpetrators, collaborators, and rescuers. Anatomy of a Genocide profoundly changes our understanding of the social dynamics of mass killing and the nature of the Holocaust as a whole. Bartov's book isn't just an attempt to understand what happened in the past. It's a warning of how it could happen again, in our own towns and cities--much more easily than we might think.

  • (((Semitism))) : being Jewish in America in the age of Trump / Jonathan Weisman
    DS 146 U6 W45 2018

    A San Francisco Chronicle Reader Recommendation

    The Washington Post : "Timely...[A] passionate call to arms."

    Jewish Book Council: "Could not be more important or timely."

    Bernard-Henri Lévy: "It would be wonderful if anti-Semitism was a European specialty and stopped at the border with the United States. Alas, this is not the case. Jonathan Weisman's new book (((Semitism))) shows why..."

    Michael Eric Dyson: "With eloquence and poignancy Weisman shows how hatred can slowly and quietly chew away at the moral fabric of society. We now live in an age where more than ever bigotry and oppression no longer need to hide in fear of reproach. The floodgates have opened. This is much more than a personal response to the bigotry he experienced because of his Jewishness; Weisman has written a manifesto that outlines the dangers of marginalizing and demonizing all minority groups. This powerful book is for all of us."

    A short, literary, powerful contemplation on how Jews are viewed in America since the election of Donald J. Trump, and how we can move forward to fight anti-Semitism

    Anti-Semitism has always been present in American culture, but with the rise of the Alt Right and an uptick of threats to Jewish communities since Trump took office, New York Times editor Jonathan Weisman has produced a book that could not be more important or timely. When Weisman was attacked on Twitter by a wave of neo-Nazis and anti-Semites, witnessing tropes such as the Jew as a leftist anarchist; as a rapacious, Wall Street profiteer; and as a money-bags financier orchestrating war for Israel, he stopped to wonder: How has the Jewish experience changed, especially under a leader like Donald Trump?

    In (((Semitism))) , Weisman explores the disconnect between his own sense of Jewish identity and the expectations of his detractors and supporters. He delves into the rise of the Alt Right, their roots in older anti-Semitic organizations, the odd ancientness of their grievances--cloaked as they are in contemporary, techy hipsterism--and their aims--to spread hate in a palatable way through a political structure that has so suddenly become tolerant of their views.

    He concludes with what we should do next, realizing that vicious as it is, anti-Semitism must be seen through the lens of more pressing threats. He proposes a unification of American Judaism around the defense of self and of others even more vulnerable: the undocumented immigrants, refugees, Muslim Americans, and black activists who have been directly targeted, not just by the tolerated Alt Right, but by the Trump White House itself.


  • Entangled memories : remembering the Holocaust in a global age / edited by Marius Henderson, Julia Lange
    D 804.3 E77 2014
    In a global age, Holocaust commemoration has undergone a process of cosmopolitanization which manifests itself on many levels such as in the emergence of a supranational Holocaust memory and in a transnationally inflected canon of Holocaust art. The objective of the collection is to explore the entangled migrating memories of the Holocaust in North America, Western and Eastern Europe, and Israel by investigating two thematic aspects: First, the specifics of national commemorative cultures and their historical variability and, second, the interplay between national, local and global perspectives in the medial construction of the historical event. Entangled Memories opens up a range of perspectives by re-conceptualizing the practices, conditions, and transformations of Holocaust remembrance within the framework of a dynamic global cultural, intellectual, literary and political history.

  • The quest for Queen Mary / James Pope-Hennessy ; edited by Hugo Vickers
    DA 574 A2P62 2018

  • Lives of Muslims in India : politics, exclusion and violence / edited by Abdul Shaban ; with a new introduction
    DS 432 M84 L56 2018

    The fast-consolidating identities along religious and ethnic lines in recent years have considerably 'minoritised' Muslims in India. The wide-ranging essays in this volume focus on the intensified exclusionary practices against Indian Muslims, highlighting how, amidst a politics of violence, confusing policy frameworks on caste and class lines, and institutionalised riot systems, the community has also suffered from the lack of leadership from within. At the same time, Indian Muslims have emerged as a 'mass' around which the politics of 'vote bank', 'appeasement', 'foreigners', 'Pakistanis within the country', and so on are innovated and played upon, making them further apprehensive about asserting their legitimate right to development. The important issues of the double marginalisation of Muslim women and attempts to reform the Muslim Personal Law by some civil society groups is also discussed. Contributed by academics, activists and journalists, the articles discuss issues of integration, exclusion and violence, and attempt to understand categories such as 'identity', 'minority', 'multiculturalism' and 'nationalism' with regard to and in the context of Indian Muslims.

    This second edition, with a new introduction, will be of great interest to scholars and researchers in sociology, politics, history, cultural studies, minority studies, Islamic studies, policy studies and development studies, as well as policymakers, civil society activists and those in media and journalism.


  • Pogrom : Kishinev and the tilt of history / Steven J. Zipperstein
    DS 135 M64 Z57 2018
    So shattering were the aftereffects of Kishinev, the rampagethat broke out in late-Tsarist Russia in April 1903,that one historian remarked that it was "nothing lessthan a prototype for the Holocaust itself." In three days of violence,49 Jews were killed and 600 raped or wounded, whilemore than 1,000 Jewish-owned houses and stores were ransackedand destroyed. Recounted in lurid detail by newspapersthroughout the Western world, and covered sensationallyby America's Hearst press, the pre-Easter attacks seized theimagination of an international public, quickly becoming theprototype for what would become known as a "pogrom," andproviding the impetus for efforts as varied as The Protocols ofthe Elders of Zion and the NAACP. Using new evidence culledfrom Russia, Israel, and Europe, distinguished historian StevenJ. Zipperstein's wide-ranging book brings historical insight andclarity to a much-misunderstood event that would do so muchto transform twentieth-century Jewish life and beyond.

  • Modern practices in north east India : history, culture, representation / edited by Lipokmar Dzüvichü and Manjeet Baruah
    DS 483 M634 2018

    This book brings together essays on North East India from across disciplines to explore new understandings of the colonial and contemporary realities of the region. Departing from the usual focus on identity and politics, it offers fresh representations from history, social anthropology, culture, literature, politics, performance and gender.

    Through the lens of modern practices, the essays in this volume engage with diverse issues, including state-making practices, knowledge production and its politics, history writing, colonialism, role of capital, institutions, changing locations of orality and modernity, production and reception of texts, performances and literatures, social change and memory, violence and gender relations, along with their wider historical, geographical and ideational mappings. In the process, they illustrate how the specificities of the region can become useful sites to interrogate global phenomena and processes ¿ for instance, in what ways ideas and practices of modernity played an important role in framing the region and its people. Further, the volume underlines the complex ways in which the past came to be imagined, produced and contested in the region.

    With its blend of inter-disciplinary approach, analytical models and perspectives, this book will be useful to scholars, researchers and general readers interested in North East India and those working on history, frontiers and borderlands, gender, cultural studies and literature.


  • Gandhi's battlefield choice : the Mahatma, the Bhagavad Gita, and World War II / Francis G. Hutchins
    DS 481 G3 H788 2018

    This much anticipated volume compares and contrasts Gandhi's non-violent leadership during World War II to the military leadership of Arjuna in the war that prompted the Bhagavad Gita dialogue, the Sanskrit text that guided Gandhi's actions throughout his life. Early in his career as leader of India's campaign to end British rule, Gandhi resisted terrorist interpretations of the Gita and described the Gita as depicting a metaphorical battle between good and evil impulses within every human heart. Then when India was drawn into a world war not unlike that in which Arjuna reluctantly led his troops into combat, Gandhi embraced his role as battlefield commander of the millions he had trained to be non-violent warriors. Never abandoning his dedication to non-violence, Gandhi stressed to his recruits that they should act as non-violently as possible but should not passively accept injustice. Remaining true to the Bhagavad Gita while responding to urgent hazards affecting all Indians, Gandhi himself became a wartime battlefield commander leading millions in the climactic Quit India conflict that ended British rule.

    The volume provides an overview of Gandhi's entire career as leader of the Indian Nationalist Movement, clarifies Gandhi's approach to acting non-violently when surrounded by violence, and affirms Gandhi's enduring importance as a source of inspiration around the world.

    Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka


  • Eli ben Amram and his companions : Jewish leadership in the eleventh-century Mediterranean Basin / Elinoar Bareket
    DS 135 E42 C3525 2017
    Eli Ben Amram's correspondence, discovered in the Genizah of Cairo, consists of his communications with Jewish figures from Egypt, Palestine, Babylon, and Spain. As the Fustat community leader during the second half of the eleventh century, his writings reveal the political situation pertaining to the Mediterranean Basin at the time, as well as an unique view with regard to how Jewish society fared and functioned. He was a determined writer and expressed himself well on many topics. Ben Amram wrote up his plans for his community-as well as his reservations-in dozens of letters, court documents, and poems, all of which were revealed in the Genizah. Although not a senior Jewish leader, he was head of the Fustat community in Egypt-the most important in the Jewish hemisphere during the eleventh century. He had been appointed by higher-ranked leaders, such as the Gaon from the Palestine Yeshiva, and by wealthy Jewish courtiers from Cairo. His wide-ranging correspondence sheds light, not only on Jewish leadership at this time, but on the prevailing circumstances under which Judaism was able to flourish. His writing reveals that despite geo-political differences, there were substantive similarities among the Jewish communities of the Mediterranean Basin during early-medieval period. [Subject: Jewish Studies, Medieval Studies, History, Genizah Research & Studies]

  • Imperial urbanism in the borderlands : Kyiv, 1800-1905 / Serhiy Bilenky
    DK 508.935 B55 2018

    In the nineteenth and early twentieth century Kyiv was an important city in the European part of the Russian empire, rivaling Warsaw in economic and strategic significance. It also held the unrivaled spiritual and ideological position as Russia's own Jerusalem. In Imperial Urbanism in the Borderlands , Serhiy Bilenky examines issues of space, urban planning, socio-spatial form, and the perceptions of change in imperial Kyiv. Combining cultural and social history with urban studies, Bilenky unearths a wide range of unpublished archival materials and argues that the changes experienced by the city prior to the revolution of 1917 were no less dramatic and traumatic than those of the Communist and post-Communist era. In fact, much of Kyiv's contemporary urban form, architecture, and natural setting were shaped by imperial modernizers during the long nineteenth century. The author also explores a general culture of imperial urbanism in Eastern Europe. Imperial Urbanism in the Borderlands is the first work to approach the history of Kyiv from an interdisciplinary perspective and showcases Kyiv's rightful place as a city worthy of attention from historians, urbanists, and literary scholars.


  • Modern India : a very short introduction / Craig Jeffrey
    DS 423 J42 2017
    India is widely recognised as a new global powerhouse. It has become one of the world's emerging powers, rivalling China in terms of global influence. Yet people still know relatively little about the economic, social, political, and cultural changes unfolding in India today. To what extentare people benefiting from the economic boom? Does caste still exist in India? How is India's culture industry responding to technological change? And what of India's rapidly changing role internationally?This Very Short Introduction looks at the exciting world of change in contemporary India. Craig Jeffrey provides a compelling account of the recent history of the nation, investigating the contradictions that are plaguing modern India and the manner in which people, especially young people, areactively remaking the country in the twenty first century. One thing is clear: India is a country that is going to become increasingly important for the world over the next decades. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Reading the Middle Ages : sources from Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic world / edited by Barbara H. Rosenwein
    D 113 R38 2013

    Spanning the period from c.900 to c.1500 and containing primary source material from the European, Byzantine, and Islamic worlds, Barbara H. Rosenwein's Reading the Middle Ages, Second Edition once again brings the Middle Ages to life. Building on the strengths of the first edition, this volume contains 24 new readings, including 10 translations commissioned especially for this book, and a stunning new 10-plate color insert entitled "Containing the Holy" that brings together materials from the Western, Byzantine, and Islamic religious traditions. Ancillary materials, including study questions, can be found on the History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com).


  • Traveling through time : discourses of memory, self, and the collective / by Susan Margret Morse
    D 804.45 G47M67 2006a

  • Manipulating the news : the U.S. press and the Holocaust, 1933-1945 / by Robert G. Drake
    D 804.19 D73 2003a

  • Ancient India and Indian civilization / by Paul Masson-Oursel, Helena de Willman-Grabowska, Philippe Stern ; [translated from the French by M.R. Dobie]
    DS 425 M333

  • Blood accusation : the strange history of the Beiliss case / by Maurice Samuel
    DS 135 R95B458 1966

  • Justice in eighteenth-century Hackney : the justicing notebook of Henry Norris and the Hackney petty sessions book / edited by Ruth Paley
    DA 690 H118J85 1991

  • Nationalism and communal politics in India, 1885-1930 / Mushirul Hasan
    DS 479 H38 1991

  • Ambedkar on Buddhist conversion and its impact / editor, Sanghasen Singh ; asstt. editor, Priya Sen Singh
    DS 481 A525A78 1990

  • Woman with a mission, Rajkumari Amrit Kaur : a centenary volume
    DS 481 A625W66 1989

  • Tribal women and social change in India / Abha Chauhan
    DS 432 G6C45 1990

  • Socio-economic history of medieval India / K.N. Chitnis
    DS 427 C53 1990

  • Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and the peasant movement / [compiled] by Ravindra Kumar
    DS 485 U64P38 1990

  • Indian Muslims : who are they / K.S. Lal
    DS 432 M84L35 1990

  • The religious orders in the East Riding of Yorkshire in the twelfth century / by Janet Burton
    DA 670 Y59E26 no.42

  • Iron lady of Indian politics : Indira Gandhi in the balanced perspective / by Niranjan M. Khilnani
    DS 481 G23K49 1989

  • Royal Indian Navy uprising and Indian freedom struggle / V.M. Bhagwatkar
    DS 480.83 B48 1989

  • Prof. Harbans Singh commemoration volume / editor, Mohinder Singh
    DS 485 P165P76 1988

  • India and the Raj, 1919-1947 : glory, shame, and bondage / Suniti Kumar Ghosh
    DS 480.45 G456 1989

  • War & national liberation : CPI documents, 1939-1945 / edited and introduced by P. Bandhu, T.G. Jacob
    DS 480.82 W37 1988
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