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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.


  • Anti-Imperial Metropolis : Interwar Paris and the Seeds of Third World Nationalism / Michael Goebel, Freie Universität Berlin
    DC 719 G63 2015
    This book traces the spread of a global anti-imperialism from the vantage point of Paris between the two World Wars, where countless future leaders of Third World countries spent formative stints. Exploring the local social context in which these emergent activists moved, the study delves into assassination plots allegedly hatched by Chinese students, demonstrations by Latin American nationalists, and the everyday lives of Algerian, Senegalese, and Vietnamese workers. On the basis of police reports and other primary sources, the book foregrounds the role of migration and interaction as driving forces enabling challenges to the imperial world order, weaving together the stories of peoples of three continents. Drawing on the scholarship of twentieth-century imperial, international, and global history as well as migration, race, and ethnicity in France, it ultimately proposes a new understanding of the roots of the Third World idea.

  • Two estate surveys of the Fitzalen Earls of Arundel. Edited by Marie Clough
    DA 670 S97 S97 v.67

  • A hundred horizons : the Indian Ocean in the age of global empire / Sugata Bose
    DS 340 B65 2006
    On December 26, 2004, giant tsunami waves destroyed communities around the Indian Ocean. This book takes us to the shores, in a reinterpretation of how culture developed and history was made at the height of the British Raj. It reconstructs how a region's culture, economy, politics and imagination are woven together in time and place.

  • Historical dictionary of Tajikistan / Kamoludin Abdullaev
    DK 922.14 A23 2018eb

  • The Wilsonian moment : self-determination and the international origins of anticolonial nationalism / Erez Manela
    D 645 M38 2007
    During the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, while key decisions were debated by the victorious Allied powers, a multitude of smaller nations and colonies held their breath, waiting to see how their fates would be decided. President Woodrow Wilson, in his Fourteen Points, had called for "a free,open-minded, and absolutely impartial adjustment of all colonial claims," giving equal weight to the opinions of the colonized peoples and the colonial powers. Among those nations now paying close attention to Wilson's words and actions were the budding nationalist leaders of four disparatenon-Western societies--Egypt, India, China, and Korea. That spring, Wilson's words would help ignite political upheavals in all four of these countries. This book is the first to place the 1919 Revolution in Egypt, the Rowlatt Satyagraha in India, the May Fourth movement in China, and the March First uprising in Korea in the context of a broader "Wilsonian moment" that challenged the existing international order. Using primary source materialfrom America, Europe, and Asia, historian Erez Manela tells the story of how emerging nationalist movements appropriated Wilsonian language and adapted it to their own local culture and politics as they launched into action on the international stage. The rapid disintegration of the Wilsonianpromise left a legacy of disillusionment and facilitated the spread of revisionist ideologies and movements in these societies; future leaders of Third World liberation movements--Mao Zedong, Ho Chi Minh, and Jawaharlal Nehru, among others--were profoundly shaped by their experiences at the time. The importance of the Paris Peace Conference and Wilson's influence on international affairs far from the battlefields of Europe cannot be underestimated. Now, for the first time, we can clearly see just how the events played out at Versailles sparked a wave of nationalism that is stillresonating globally today.

  • The "new culture" : from a modern perspective / Weiping Sun, Mingcang Zhang ; translated by Zhu Yuan
    DS 779.43 S8613 2015eb

    Contemporary China, in an era of globalization and in the midst of transition, now faces both great opportunities and unprecedented challenges. People are more and more becoming "economic man," "technological man" and "one-dimensional man," and are increasingly losing the virtue, dignity and beauty of human nature. When humanity's habitat grows smaller and smaller as economic, technological, informational and social interaction become more and more intense, while conflicts of interest and clashing values are growing increasingly heated, how should different religions, national groups and states deal with each other? As environmental pollution worsens, our ecosystem becomes increasingly unstable and population growth becomes an unbearable burden, where shall we look for a homeland where we can rest our weary minds? ... To answer these daunting questions and address their attendant challenges, all human activities, including institutional arrangements, economic constructions, and science and the arts, must all start from the change of humankind, re-think the true nature of humankind and its needs, and consider the prospect of humankind evolving into a "better humankind." This book is an exploration of such inquires.


  • Gender and mobility in Africa : borders, bodies and boundaries / edited by Kalpana Hiralal and Zaheera Jinnah
    DT17-39

  • World Heritage Conservation in the Pacific : The Case of Solomon Islands / Stephanie Clair Price
    DU850

  • Eurocentrism and the politics of global history / Alessandro Stanziani
    D13

  • Could the Versailles system have worked? / Howard Elcock
    D644

  • Stalinism and the Soviet-Finnish War, 1939-40 : Crisis Management, Censorship and Control / Malcolm L. G. Spencer
    DL1097

  • Nigeria and the death of liberal England : palm nuts and prime ministers, 1914-1916 / Peter J. Yearwood
    DT515.7

  • British Diplomacy and the Iranian Revolution, 1978-1981 / Luman Ali
    DA47.9.I7

  • Queenship and counsel in early modern Europe / Helen Matheson-Pollock, Joanne Paul, Catherine Fletcher, editors
    D226.7

  • Generations of women historians : within and beyond the academy / Hilda L. Smith, Melinda S. Zook, editors
    D14

  • Holocaust education in primary schools in the twenty-first century : current practices, potentials and ways forward / Claus-Christian W. Szejnmann, Paula Cowan, James Griffiths, editors
    D804.33

  • Cultural and Civilisational Links between India and Southeast Asia : Historical and Contemporary Dimensions / Shyam Saran, editor
    DS525.9.I4

  • LANGUAGE AND THE COMPLEX OF IDEOLOGY a socio -cognitive study of warfare discourse in britain
    DS79.76

  • Knowledge, politics and policymaking in Indonesia / Arnaldo Pellini,Budiati Prasetiamartati, Kharisma Priyo Nugroho, Elisabeth Jackson, Fred Carden, editors
    DS615

  • Exploring Indian modernities : ideas and practices
    DS423

  • The 'Camps System' in Italy Corruption, Inefficiencies and Practices of Resistance / Riccardo Armillei
    DX233

  • Constructing National Identity in Canadian and Australian Classrooms The Crown of Education / by Stephen Jackson
    D203.2

  • Christian Zionism and English National Identity, 1600–1850 by Andrew Crome
    DA1

  • The Blackout in Britain and Germany, 1939–1945 by Marc Wiggam
    D731

  • Universities in the Age of Reform, 1800–1870 Durham, London and King’s College / by Matthew Andrews
    DA1

  • Anglo-Australian Naval Relations, 1945–1975 A More Independent Service / by Mark Gjessing
    D203.2

  • The evolution of British counter-insurgency during the Cyprus Revolt, 1955--1959 / Preston Jordan Lim
    DS54.86

  • Zimbabwean communities in Britain imperial and post-colonial identities and legacies / Christopher Roy Zembe
    DA125.Z56

  • Teaching the discipline of history in an age of standards / Jennifer Clark, Adele Nye, editors
    D16.25

  • The implications of Brexit for East Asia
    DS35.2

  • Revolution and genocide : on the origins of the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust / Robert Melson ; with a foreword by Leo Kuper
    DS 195.5 M45 1992
    In a study that compares the major attempts at genocide in world history, Robert Melson creates a sophisticated framework that links genocide to revolution and war. He focuses on the plights of Jews after the fall of Imperial Germany and of Armenians after the fall of the Ottoman as well as attempted genocides in the Soviet Union and Cambodia. He argues that genocide often is the end result of a complex process that starts when revolutionaries smash an old regime and, in its wake, try to construct a society that is pure according to ideological standards.

  • A history of history / Alun Munslow
    D 13 M848 2012

    In a provocative analysis of European and American historical thinking and practice since the early 18thcentury,A History of History confronts several basic assumptions about the nature of history. Among these are the concept of historical realism, the belief in representationalism and the idea that the past possesses its own narrative. What is offered in this book is a far-reaching and fundamental rethinking of realist and representationalist 'history of a particular kind' by addressing and explaining the ideas of major philosophers of history over the past three hundred years and those of the key theorists of today. In pursuing this radical analysis, the understanding of history as a narrative is evaluated along with contemporary notions such as the continuing presence of the past and the idea of 'its lessons'. Written by one of the leading thinkers on the subject, A History of Historyprovides an accessible and radical history of history while offering new insights into the pressing questions of the nature, purpose and function of history. This book is an essential text for all students, teachers and consumers of history.


  • Identity politics and elections in Malaysia and Indonesia : ethnic engineering in Borneo / Karolina Prasad
    DS 597.366 P73 2016

  • The excavations of Beth Shemesh, November-December 1912 / Duncan Mackenzie. [et al.]
    DS 108.9 M285 2016

  • The terrorists of Iraq : inside the strategy and tactics of the Iraq insurgency 2003-2014 / Malcolm W. Nance
    DS 79.76 N355 2015
    The Terrorists of Iraq: Inside the Strategy and Tactics of the Iraq Insurgency 2003-2014, Second Editionis a highly detailed and exhaustive history and analysis of terror groups that both formed the Iraq insurgency and led to the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). It places heavy emphasis on the history, organization, and personalities of the al-Qaeda in Iraq (now ISIS), the former Baathist regime loyalists, and Shiite insurgents. The book also thoroughly analyzes how Iraq became the center of the ISIS strategy to create an Islamic caliphate in the heart of the Middle East.

    As terrorism activity proliferates and spreads globally, this timely second edition provides a solid understanding of how the Iraq insurgency was a born after the U.S.-led invasion, which led to the crisis of today. More specifically, the book:

    Illustrates the political, combat, and religious strategy as well as street-level tactics of the insurgents Reveals what American, British, and coalition soldiers endured in Iraq on the street every day for eight years, and what the Iraqi army and people now endure Demonstrates how the Iraqis employ very specific terrorist acts at particularly auspicious times to meet their strategic political or propaganda goals during a terror campaign Delineates strategies that the enemy saw as critical in forcing U.S. and coalition forces to withdraw, and the terrorist strategy that besieges the Shiite government that was left behind Includes three new chapters on the evolution of ISIS from al-Qaeda in Iraq (2011-2014), a revised history of al-Qaeda in Iraq (2005-2011), and updated geopolitical intelligence predictions

    The Terrorists of Iraq: Inside the Strategy and Tactics of the Iraq Insurgency 2003-2014, Second Edition offers an unbiased examination of the myriad of Iraqi terror groups and the goal of expanding the Islamic State across the Middle East. The book shares knowledge that will hopefully limit the killing machine that is the Iraq insurgency and someday bring about a stable partner in the Middle East.


  • Vladimir Putin and Russia's imperial revival / David E. McNabb
    DK 510.764 M36 2016

    Discerning the early stages of the rebirth of a new Russian empire from the ashes of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Putin and Russia's Imperial Revival argues that Russia's recent overtly aggressive actions and foreign policy doctrines have signaled a renewal of the Cold War. At the least, Russia's actions represent the potential for renewal. This book explains these developments in a historical context.

    The book begins by describing Russia's initial policy of rapprochement after the collapse of the Soviet Union and its development into a foreign policy of threatened or actual armed aggression. It identifies today's Russia as a nation determined to re-establish itself as a political and military force. As a prominent figure in the development and continuation of its current foreign policy, Vladimir Putin plays a central role in the topics covered.

    Previous literature often treats Putin as an individual phenomenon examining his connections to corruption or the secret police, but here David E. McNabb examines him as the latest in a long history of Russian despots who followed similar expansionist policies. He details some of the tactics Putin uses to instill fear and dominate political policies of republics newly independent from Russia. These tactics include the use of energy as a weapon, cyber terrorism, and military support for ethnic Russian separatists in other sovereign nations, most recently exemplified by Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine via armed invasion.

    In an attempt to demystify Russia's re-emergence as an international political force, Vladimir Putin and Russia's Imperial Revival grounds its analyses in history. It explores as far back as the establishment of the first Russian empire, and regards Putin as a leader determined to establish a fifth imperial incarnation. It provides a nuanced understanding of how Russia arrived at its current position through recent and distant internal and international events.


  • From the brink of the apocalypse : confronting famine, war, plague, and death in the later Middle Ages / John Aberth
    DA 245 A24 2010

    Praise for the first edition:

    "Aberth wears his very considerable and up-to-date scholarship lightly and his study of a series of complex and somber calamites is made remarkably vivid." -- Barrie Dobson, Honorary Professor of History, University of York

    The later Middle Ages was a period of unparalleled chaos and misery -in the form of war, famine, plague, and death. At times it must have seemed like the end of the world was truly at hand. And yet, as John Aberth reveals in this lively work, late medieval Europeans' cultural assumptions uniquely equipped them to face up postively to the huge problems that they faced.

    Relying on rich literary, historical and material sources, the book brings this period and its beliefs and attitudes vividly to life. Taking his themes from the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, John Aberth describes how the lives of ordinary people were transformed by a series of crises, including the Great Famine, the Black Death and the Hundred Years War. Yet he also shows how prayers, chronicles, poetry, and especially commemorative art reveal an optimistic people, whose belief in the apocalypse somehow gave them the ability to transcend the woes they faced on this earth.

    This second edition is brought fully up to date with recent scholarship, and the scope of the book is broadened to include many more examples from mainland Europe. The new edition features fully revised sections on famine, war, and plague, as well as a new epitaph. The book draws some bold new conclusions and raises important questions, which will be fascinating reading for all students and general readers with an interest in medieval history.


  • In search of Vikings : interdisciplinary approaches to the Scandinavian heritage of North-West England / edited by Stephen E. Harding, David Griffiths, Elizabeth Royles
    DL 65 I5 2015

    The Viking Age lasted a little over three centuries, but has left a lasting legacy across Europe. These dynamic warrior-traders from Scandinavia, who fought and interacted with peoples as far apart as North America, Russia, and Central Asia, are some of the most recognizable historical figures in the western world. In the modern imagination they represent ruthlessness, heroism, adventurousness, and a unique prestige embellished by the wondrous tales and poetry of the sagas. Yet the sum of evidence for the Viking presence is far less clear than their reputation implies.

    In Search of Vikings presents a collection of papers from experts in a broad range of disciplines, including history, archaeology, genetics, and linguistics, to provide a detailed understanding of the Vikings in peace and in war. This book focuses on one particularly exciting area of the Viking world, namely the north-west region of England, where they are known to have settled in large numbers. North-west England was the crossroads between Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, and the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. It was a battleground for distant powers and dynasties, and its Irish Sea coastline created opportunities for trading and settlement. Silver hoards, burials, and Old Norse place-names attest to the Viking presence, and Scandinavian DNA is detectable amongst the modern population. The 12 integrated studies in this book are designed to reinvigorate the search for Vikings in this crucial region and to provide must-reading for anyone interested in Viking history.


  • Count Sergei Witte and the twilight of Imperial Russia : a biography / Sidney Harcave
    DK 254 W5H37 2015

  • George Washington Wilson's Aberdeen / John S. Smith ; edited for the Library Committee of the University of Aberdeen by Peter L. Payne
    DA 890 A2 S65 1982

  • The republic unsettled : Muslim French and the contradictions of secularism / Mayanthi L. Fernando
    DC 34.5 M87 F47 2014
    In 1989 three Muslim schoolgirls from a Paris suburb refused to remove their Islamic headscarves in class. The headscarf crisis signaled an Islamic revival among the children of North African immigrants; it also ignited an ongoing debate about the place of Muslims within the secular nation-state. Based on ten years of ethnographic research, The Republic Unsettled alternates between an analysis of Muslim French religiosity and the contradictions of French secularism that this emergent religiosity precipitated. Mayanthi L. Fernando explores how Muslim French draw on both Islamic and secular-republican traditions to create novel modes of ethical and political life, reconfiguring those traditions to imagine a new future for France. She also examines how the political discourses, institutions, and laws that constitute French secularism regulate Islam, transforming the Islamic tradition and what it means to be Muslim. Fernando traces how long-standing tensions within secularism and republican citizenship are displaced onto France's Muslims, who, as a result, are rendered illegitimate as political citizens and moral subjects. She argues, ultimately, that the Muslim question is as much about secularism as it is about Islam.

  • Napoleon in Egypt : Al-Jabartî's chronicle of the first seven months of the French occupation, 1798 / translation by Smuel Moreh ; introduction by Robert L. Tignor
    DC 225 J3413 1993
    An Arab view of a turning point in modern history. Napoleon's conquest of Egypt in 1798 was the first contact between a Western power with imperial goals and an ancien regime of an African society. This chronicle offers a combination of historical narration and reflection combined with daily observations about the atmosphere in Cairo and the mood among the local population.

  • Modernity of slavery : struggles against caste inequality in colonial Kerala / P. Sanal Mohan
    DS 422 C3 S164 2015
    Modernity of Slavery tells the story of Cherumas, Kuravas, Parayas, Pulayas, and Thanda Pulayas - the slave castes of nineteenth-century Kerala - and their tryst with Christianity. These castes comprised nearly one-sixth of the population and were "owned" by upper castes, princely states, andeven Europeans.In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, when European missionaries began working among the slave castes, thousands joined the Church. Their generational experiences, struggles, and memories shaped their collective self, and deeply impacted the emergence of Dalit consciousness in Kerala.This book presents and analyses the imaginations and articulations of the notion(s) of equality in the context of caste slavery, missionary activity, and socio-political transition in pre-colonial and modern Kerala.Centering the questions of consciousness and interiority, this book challenges the stereotypes of historical writing on Dalits and Christianity. It highlights everyday experiences, such as break-up of families, torture, sufferings, and re-memorialization of these experiences by contemporarygenerations, and weaves in narratives of specific instances, events, and personalities. Offering nuanced and unprecedented use of fresh archival sources and historical ethnography, this book will be a tour de force for anyone interested in the journeys of Dalit consciousness, Christianity, andreligious movements in India.

  • Communal luxury : the political imaginary of the Paris Commune / Kristin Ross
    DC 317 R5813 2015

  • A pocket guide to writing in history / Mary Lynn Rampolla
    D 13 R295 2018
    A Pocket Guide to Writing in History is the concise, trusted, and easy-to-use guide for the writing and research skills needed in undergraduate history courses. Now thoroughly updated to reflect the 2017 Chicago guidelines, the ninth edition ensures that students have the most up-to-date advice and ample instruction for conducting responsible research.

  • New worlds, lost worlds : the rule of the Tudors, 1485-1603 / Susan Brigden
    DA 315 B83 2002
    No period in British history has more resonance and mystery today than the sixteenth century. New Worlds, Lost Worlds brings the atmosphere and events of this great epoch to life. Exploring the underlying religious motivations for the savage violence and turbulence of the period-from Henry VIII's break with Rome to the overwhelming threat of the Spanish Armada-Susan Brigden investigates the actions and influences of such near-mythical figures as Elizabeth I, Thomas More, Bloody Mary, and Sir Walter Raleigh. Authoritative and accessible, New Worlds, Lost Worlds , the latest in the Penguin History of Britain series, provides a superb introduction to one of the most important, compelling, and intriguing periods in the history of the Western world.

  • Visual power in ancient Greece and Rome : between art and social reality / Tonio Hölscher
    DF 78 H69 2018
    Visual culture was an essential part of ancient social, religious, and political life. Appearance and experience of beings and things was of paramount importance. In Visual Power in Ancient Greece and Rome , Tonio Hölscher explores the fundamental phenomena of Greek and Roman visual culture and their enormous impact on the ancient world, considering memory over time, personal appearance, conceptualization and representation of reality, and significant decoration as fundamental categories of art as well as of social practice. With an emphasis on public spaces such as sanctuaries, agora and forum, Hölscher investigates the ways in which these spaces were used, viewed, and experienced in religious rituals, political manifestations, and social interaction.

  • A genealogy of terror in eighteenth-century France / Ronald Schechter
    DC 33.4 S37 2018
    In contemporary political discourse, it is common to denounce violent acts as "terroristic." But this reflexive denunciation is a surprisingly recent development. In A Genealogy of Terror in Eighteenth-Century France, Ronald Schechter tells the story of the term's evolution in Western thought, examining a neglected yet crucial chapter of our complicated romance with terror.

    For centuries prior to the French Revolution, the word "terror" had largely positive connotations. Subjects flattered monarchs with the label "terror of his enemies." Lawyers invoked the "terror of the laws." Theater critics praised tragedies that imparted terror and pity. By August 1794, however, terror had lost its positive valence. As revolutionaries sought to rid France of its enemies, terror became associated with surveillance committees, tribunals, and the guillotine. By unearthing the tradition that associated terror with justice, magnificence, and health, Schechter helps us understand how the revolutionary call to make terror the order of the day could inspire such fervent loyalty in the first place--even as the gratuitous violence of the revolution eventually transformed it into the dreadful term we would recognize today. Most important, perhaps, Schechter proposes that terror is not an import to Western civilization--as contemporary discourse often suggests--but rather a domestic product with a long and consequential tradition.

  • Children in the Holocaust and its aftermath : historical and psychological studies of the Kestenberg Archive / edited by Sharon Kangisser Cohen, Eva Fogelman, and Dalia Ofer
    D 804.48 C553 2017

    The testimonies of individuals who survived the Holocaust as children pose distinct emotional and intellectual challenges for researchers: as now-adult interviewees recall profound childhood experiences of suffering and persecution, they also invoke their own historical awareness and memories of their postwar lives, requiring readers to follow simultaneous, disparate narratives. This interdisciplinary volume brings together historians, psychologists, and other scholars to explore child survivors' accounts. With a central focus on the Kestenberg Holocaust Child Survivor Archive's over 1,500 testimonies, it not only enlarges our understanding of the Holocaust empirically but illuminates the methodological, theoretical, and institutional dimensions of this unique form of historical record.


  • Remembering the Holocaust in educational settings / edited by Andy Pearce
    D 804.33 R4614 2018

    Remembering the Holocaust in Educational Settingsbrings together a group of international experts to investigate the relationship between Holocaust remembrance and different types of educational activity through consideration of how education has become charged with preserving and perpetuating Holocaust memory and an examination of the challenges and opportunities this presents.

    The book is divided into two key parts. The first part considers the issues of and approaches to the remembrance of the Holocaust within an educational setting, with essays covering topics such as historical culture, genocide education, familial narratives, the survivor generation, and memory spaces in the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany. In the second part, contributors explore a wide range of case studies within which education and Holocaust remembrance interact, including young people's understanding of the Holocaust in Germany, Polish identity narratives, Shoah remembrance and education in Israel, the Holocaust and Genocide Centre of Education and Memory in South Africa, and teaching at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

    An international and interdisciplinary exploration of how and why the Holocaust is remembered through educational activity, Remembering the Holocaust in Educational Settingsis the ideal book for all students, scholars, and researchers of the history and memory of the Holocaust as well as those studying and working within Holocaust education.


  • Young survivors of the Holocaust / by Allan Zullo
    D 804.48 Z86 2016
    Tells the stories of 10 Jewish children who survived the Holocaust.

  • The World Jewish Congress, 1936-2016 / edited by Menachem Z. Rosensaft ; foreword by Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder
    DS 101 W636 2017
    "A history of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) from its founding in 1936 through 2016. Among the topics covered are the WJC's role during World War II; the WJC's contribution to the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg; post-WWII attitudes to and relationships with Jews living in Germany; the WJC's relationship and interaction with the State of Israel; the WJc's role and impact at the United Nations; the WJC's diplomatic efforts on behalf of North African Jewry during the 1950's and 1960's; materialization of the Holocaust at Auschwitz-Birkenau; the WJC's role in launching the Jewish-Vatican dialogue; advocacy on behalf of Soviet Jewry; the WJC's role in the campaign to repeal the UN's "Zionism is Racism" resolution; forcing Swiss banks to disgorge Holocaust-era assets belonging to Jews; the Kurt Walheim Affair; the WJC's interaction with communist countries; the WJC's role regarding terrorist attacks on Jewish institutions in Buenos Aires; the World Jewish Congress today; and WJC President Ronald S. Lauder's vision of the Jewish future"--

  • Stalin's defectors : how Red Army soldiers became Hitler's collaborators, 1941-1945 / Mark Edele
    D 764 E245 2017
    Stalin's Defectors is the first systematic study of the phenomenon of frontline surrender to the Germans in the Soviet Union's "Great Patriotic War" against the Nazis in 1941-1945. No other Allied army in the Second World War had such a large share of defectors among its prisoners of war.Based on a broad range of sources, this volume investigates the extent, the context, the scenarios, the reasons, the aftermath, and the historiography of frontline defection.It shows that the most widespread sentiments animating attempts to cross the frontline was a wish to survive this war. Disgruntlement with Stalin's "socialism" was also prevalent among those who chose to give up and hand themselves over to the enemy. While politics thus played a prominent role inpushing people to commit treason, few desired to fight on the side of the enemy. Hence, while the phenomenon of frontline defection tells us much about the lack of popularity of Stalin's regime, it does not prove that the majority of the population was ready for resistance, let alone collaboration.Both sides of a long-standing debate between those who equate all Soviet captives with defectors, and those who attempt to downplay the phenomenon, then, over-stress their argument. Instead, more recent research on the moods of both the occupied and the unoccupied Soviet population shows that themajority understood its own interest in opposition to both Hitler's and Stalin's regime. The findings of Mark Edele in this study support such an interpretation.

  • Resisting the Holocaust : upstanders, partisans, and survivors / Paul R. Bartrop
    D 804.3 B3637 2016

  • Probing the ethics of Holocaust culture / edited by Claudio Fogu, Wulf Kansteiner, Todd Presner
    D 804.7 M67 P76 2016

    Depictions of the Holocaust in history, literature, and film became a focus of intense academic debate in the 1980s and 1990s. Today, with the passing of the eyewitness generation and the rise of comparative genocide studies, the Holocaust's privileged place not only in scholarly discourse but across Western society has been called into question.

    Probing the Ethics of Holocaust Culture is a searching reappraisal of the debates and controversies that have shaped Holocaust studies over a quarter century. This landmark volume brings international scholars of the founding generation of Holocaust studies into conversation with a new generation of historians, artists, and writers who have challenged the limits of representation through their scholarly and cultural practices. Focusing on the public memorial cultures, testimonial narratives, and artifacts of cultural memory and history generated by Holocaust remembrance, the volume examines how Holocaust culture has become institutionalized, globalized, and variously contested. Organized around three interlocking themes--the stakes of narrative, the remediation of the archive, and the politics of exceptionality--the essays in this volume explore the complex ethics surrounding the discourses, artifacts, and institutions of Holocaust remembrance.

    From contrasting viewpoints and, in particular, from the multiple perspectives of genocide studies, the authors question if and why the Holocaust should remain the ultimate test case for ethics and a unique reference point for how we understand genocide and crimes against humanity.


  • Antisemitism and anti-Zionism in Turkey : from Ottoman rule to AKP / Efrat Aviv
    DS 146 T87 A93 2017

    The Jewish community in Turkey today is very diverse with extremely different views as to whether Jews are reluctant or enthusiastic about living in Turkey. Many see themselves primarily as Turks and only then as Jews, while some believe quite the opposite. Some deny there are any expressions of antisemitism in Turkey while others would call it xenophobia and would claim that the other non-Muslim communities in Turkey share the same antagonism.

    'Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism in Turkey' provides a comprehensive history of the extent of antisemitism in Turkey, from the time of the Ottomans, through the establishing of the Turkish Republic, and up to recent times and the AK Party. It also provides an in-depth analysis of the effect of Israeli military operations on antisemitism, from the Second Lebanon War in 2006 to Operation Protective Edge in 2014. Much emphasis is given to the last decade, as scholars and local Jews assert that antisemitism has increased during this period. An illustrated overview of antisemitism in Turkish media, covering newspapers, books, entertainment, and education, is provided. The book also analyses Turkish society's attitude towards Jews in contrast with other minorities, and examines how the other minorities see the Jews according to their experience with Turkish society and government.

    A unique poll, data collected from personal interviews and the use of both Turkish and Israeli research resources, all help to provide a fresh insight into antisemitism in Turkey. This book will therefore be a key resource for students and scholars of antisemitism and anti-zionism studies, Turkish Studies and Middle East Studies.


  • From a British to a Chinese colony? Hong Kong before and after the 1997 handover / edited by Gary Chi-hung Luk
    DS 796 H757 F75 2017

  • The Holocaust, Israel and 'the Jew' : histories of antisemitism in postwar Dutch society / edited by Remco Ensel and Evelien Gans
    DS 146 N4 H65 2017
    This book is the first comprehensive study of postwar antisemitism in the Netherlands. It focuses on the way stereotypes are passed on from one decade to the next, as reflected in public debates, the mass media, protests and commemorations, and everyday interactions. The Holocaust, Israel and 'the Jew' explores the ways in which old stories and phrases relating to 'the stereotypical Jew' are recycled and modified for new uses, linking the antisemitism of the early postwar years to its enduring manifestations in today's world.The Dutch case is interesting because of the apparent contrast between the Netherlands' famous tradition of tolerance and the large numbers of Jews who were deported and murdered in the Second World War. The book sheds light on the dark side of this so-called 'Dutch paradox,' in manifestations of aversion and guilt after 1945. In this context, the abusive taunt 'They forgot to gas you' can be seen as the first radical expression of postwar antisemitism as well as an indication of how the Holocaust came to be turned against the Jews. The identification of 'the Jew' with the gas chamber spread from the streets to football stadiums, and from verbal abuse to pamphlet and protest. The slogan 'Hamas, Hamas all the Jews to the gas' indicates that Israel became a second marker of postwar antisemitism.The chapters cover themes including soccer-related antisemitism, Jewish responses, philosemitism, antisemitism in Dutch-Moroccan and Dutch- Turkish communities, contentious acts of remembrance, the neo-Nazi tradition, and the legacy of Theo van Gogh. The book concludes with a lengthy epilogue on 'the Jew' in the politics of the radical right, the attacks in Paris in 2015, and the refugee crisis. The stereotype of 'the Jew' appears to be transferable to other minorities.Now also available as paperback!

  • Life and times in Nazi Germany / edited by Lisa Pine
    DD 256.6 L54 2016
    Lisa Pine assembles an impressive cast of influential scholars in Life and Times in Nazi Germany to explore the variety and complexity of life in Germany under Hitler's totalitarian regime. The book is a thematic collection of essays that examine the extent to which a particular area of social and cultural life in Germany was permeated by Nazi aims and ambitions. Each essay deals with a different theme of daily German life in the Nazi era, with topics including food, fashion, health, sport, art, tourism and religion all covered in chapters based on original and expert scholarship.

    Life and Times in Nazi Germany , which also includes 20 images and a helpful further reading list, provides a new lens through which to observe life in Nazi Germany - one that highlights the everyday experience of Germans under Hitler's rule. It illuminates aspects of life under Nazi rule that are less well-known and examines the contradictions and paradoxes that characterized daily life in Nazi Germany in order to enhance and sophisticate our understanding of the Nazi era.
    This is a crucial volume for all students of Nazi Germany and the history of Germany in the 20th century.

  • Interpreting in Nazi concentration camps / edited by Michaela Wolf ; with an essay by Primo Levi
    D 805.6 L35 I58 2016
    This significant new study is concerned with the role of interpreting in Nazi concentration camps, where prisoners were of 30 to 40 different nationalities. With German as the only official language in the lager , communication was vital to the prisoners' survival. While in the last few decades there has been extensive research on the language used by the camp inmates, investigation into the mediating role of interpreters between SS guards and prisoners on the one hand, and among inmates on the other, has been almost nonexistent. On the basis of Primo Levi's considerations on communication in the Nazi concentrationary system, this book investigates the ambivalent role of interpreting in the camps. One of the central questions is what the role of interpreting was in the wider context of shaping life in concentration camps. And in what way did the knowledge of languages, and accordingly, certain communication skills, contribute to the survival of concentration camp inmates and of the interpreting person? The main sources under investigation are both archive materials and survivors' memoirs and testimonials in various languages. On a different level, Interpreting in Nazi Concentration Camps also asks in what way the study of communication in concentration camps enhances our understanding of the ambiguous role of interpreting in more general terms. And in what way does the study of interpreting in concentration camps shape an interpreting concept which can help us to better understand the violent nature of interpreting in contexts other than the Holocaust?

  • The Holocaust in the twenty-first century : contesting/contested memories / edited by David M. Seymour and Mercedes Camino
    D 804.3 H646 2017

    This volume locates and explores historical and contemporary sites of contested meanings of Holocaust memory across a range of geographical, geo-political, and disciplinary contexts, identifying and critically engaging with the nature and expression of these meanings within their relevant contexts, elucidating the political, social, and cultural underpinnings and consequences of these meanings, and offering interventions in the contemporary debates of Holocaust memory that suggest ways forward for the future.


  • Holocaust angst : the Federal Republic of Germany and American Holocaust memory since the 1970s / Jacob S. Eder
    DS 134.26 E34 2016
    This book explores how Germans perceived and reacted to how Americans publicly commemorated the Holocaust. It argues that a network of mostly conservative West German officials and their associates in private organizations and foundations, with Chancellor Kohl located at its center, perceivedthemselves as the "victims" of the afterlife of the Holocaust in America. They were concerned that public manifestations of Holocaust memory - such as museums, monuments, and movies - could severely damage the Federal Republic's reputation and even cause Americans to call into question the FederalRepublic's status as an ally. From their perspective, American Holocaust memorial culture constituted a stumbling block for (West) German-American relations since the late 1970s. The book refers to their fears, catalyzed by these perceptions, as "Holocaust Angst." Providing the first comprehensive, archival study of German efforts to cope with the Nazi past vis-a-vis the United States up to the 1990s, this book uncovers the fears of German officials - some of whom were former Nazis or World War II veterans - about the impact of Holocaust memory on thereputation of the Federal Republic and reveals their at times negative perceptions of American Jews. Focusing on a variety of fields of interaction, ranging from the diplomatic to the scholarly and public spheres, the book unearths the complicated and often contradictory process of managing thelegacies of genocide on an international stage. Over the course of the 1980s and 1990s, West German decision makers realized that American Holocaust memory was not an "anti-German plot" by American Jews and acknowledged that they could not significantly change American Holocaust discourse. In theend, German confrontation with American Holocaust memory contributed to a more open engagement on the part of the West German government with this memory and eventually rendered it a "positive resource" for German self-representation abroad.

  • Seeking peace in the wake of war : Europe, 1943-1947 / edited by Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann, Sandrine Kott, Peter Romijn and Olivier Wieviorka
    D 825 S44 2015
    When the Second World War ended, Europe was in ruins. Yet, politically and socially, the years between 1943 and 1947 were a time of dramatic reconfigurations, which proved to be foundational for the making of today's Europe. This volume hones in on the crucial period from the beginning of the end of Nazi rule in Europe to the advent of the Cold War. Through a series of interrelated case studies that span the entire continent, it demonstrates how the everyday experiences of Europeans during these five years shaped the transition of their societies from war to peace. The authors explore these reconfigurations on different scales and levels -the local and regional, the ethnic and national, and the international - with the purpose of enhancing our understanding of how wars end.

  • The vision of the palace of the Byzantine emperors as a heavenly Jerusalem / Maria Cristina Carile
    DF 531 C29 2012

  • Holocaust perpetrators of the German police battalions : the mass murder of Jewish civilians, 1940-1942 / Ian Rich
    D 804.3 R534 2018
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  • Seleksies uit die briewe van President M.T. Steyn, 1904-1910 / redakteurs Con de Wet, Elizabeth van Heyningen ; vertaler Chris van der Merwe = Selections from the letters of President M.T. Steyn, 1904-1910 / editors Con de Wet, Elizabeth van Heyningen ; translator Chris van der Merwe
    DT 2127 S84 A4 2017

  • The land beyond the mists : essays on identity and authority in precolonial Congo and Rwanda / David Newbury ; foreword by Jan Vansina
    DT 665 K58 N49 2009

    The horrific tragedies of Central Africa in the 1990s riveted the attention of the world. But these crises did not occur in a historical vacuum. By peering through the mists of the past, the case studies presented in The Land Beyond the Mists illustrate the significant advances to have taken place since decolonization in our understanding of the pre-colonial histories of Rwanda, Burundi, and eastern Congo.



    Based on both oral and written sources, these essays are important both for their methods--viewing history from the perspective of local actors--and for their conclusions, which seriously challenge colonial myths about the area.


  • Paths toward the past : African historical essays in honor of Jan Vansina / edited by Robert W. Harms [and others]
    DT 20 P38 1994

  • Kings and clans : Ijwi Island and the Lake Kivu Rift, 1780-1840 / David Newbury
    DT 650 H38 N48 1992
    This book questions the assumption that clans, as traditionally defined by anthropologists and historians, are static structures that hamper political centralization. By reconstructing the history of kings and clans in the Kivu Rift Valley at a time of critical social change, this book enlarges our understanding of social process and the growth of state power in Africa.

  • To dare more boldly : the audacious story of political risk / John C. Hulsman
    D 32 H857 2018

    Ten lessons from history on the dos and don'ts of analyzing political risk

    Our baffling new multipolar world grows ever more complex, desperately calling for new ways of thinking, particularly when it comes to political risk. To Dare More Boldly provides those ways, telling the story of the rise of political risk analysis, both as a discipline and a lucrative high-stakes industry that guides the strategic decisions of corporations and governments around the world. It assesses why recent predictions have gone so wrong and boldly puts forward ten analytical commandments that can stand the test of time.

    Written by one of the field's leading practitioners, this incisive book derives these indelible rules of the game from a wide-ranging and entertaining survey of world history. John Hulsman looks at examples as seemingly unconnected as the ancient Greeks and Romans, the Third Crusade, the Italian Renaissance, America's founders, Napoleon, the Battle of Gettysburg, the British Empire, the Kaiser's Germany, the breakup of the Beatles, Charles Manson, and Deng Xiaoping's China. Hulsman makes sense of yesterday's world, and in doing so provides an invaluable conceptual tool kit for navigating today's.

    To Dare More Boldly creatively explains why political risk analysis is vital for business and political leaders alike, and authoritatively establishes the analytical rules of thumb that practitioners need to do it effectively.


  • Warsaw is my country : the story of Krystyna Bierzyńska, 1928-1945 / Beth Holmgren
    DS 134.72 B534 H656 2018
    This book tells the story of Krystyna Bierzyńska, an acculturated Polish Jew, from her birth in Warsaw in 1928 up to the war's end in May 1945, when she was reunited with her brother, Dolek, an officer in the Polish II Corps. Bierzyńska not only survived the Holocaust due in large part to the extraordinary efforts of her parents, blood relatives, and surrogate Christian family, but also served as a 16-year-old orderly in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. Hers is a Warsaw story, a biography that demonstrates how, in urban interwar Poland, the lives of liberal educated Catholics and acculturated, unconverted Jews significantly overlapped. Co-creating the culture and developing the economy and industries of independent Poland, acculturated Jews at last dared to believe that they qualified as Polish citizens and patriots. Bierzyńska's story details her experience of two very different Warsaws: a cosmopolitan oasis of high culture, modern amenities, and tolerance, and an occupied capital intoxicated and united by conspiracy, where the residents joined together to overthrow a common enemy.

  • Architects of death : the family who engineered the Holocaust / Karen Bartlett
    D 804.3 B3618 2018
    J. A. Topf and Sons began life as a well-respected, but unremarkable, engineering firm in the provincial German city of Erfurt. A family-owned business, it produced heating systems, as well as brewing and malting equipment. But the advent of the Second World War would see Topf and Sons become a manufacturer of crematoria for concentration camps including Auschwitz and Buchenwald - recasting the firm as an agent of Nazi sadism. During the horror-filled years of the Holocaust, the company wouldfacilitate the murder of more than one million men, women and children. Most of the workers of Topf and Son's were never fervebnt Nazis driven by extremist and abhorrent ideologies. Yet, fuelled by personal ambition and bitter professional rivalries, Topf and Sons' owners and senior engineers competed with each other to develop the technology for the twentieth century's worst genocide. [Here], Karen Bartlett explains exactly how and why the name of Topf and Sons became synonymous with Nazi inhumanity, examines the natures and behaviour of the men responsible for the company's enduring infamy, and reveals the story of the Topf descendant who sought to uncover and atone for the crimes committed by his family."--Book jacket.

  • The science of Roman history : biology, climate, and the future of the past / edited by Walter Scheidel
    DG 78 S35 2018

    How the latest cutting-edge science offers a fuller picture of life in Rome and antiquity

    This groundbreaking book provides the first comprehensive look at how the latest advances in the sciences are transforming our understanding of ancient Roman history. Walter Scheidel brings together leading historians, anthropologists, and geneticists at the cutting edge of their fields, who explore novel types of evidence that enable us to reconstruct the realities of life in the Roman world.

    Contributors discuss climate change and its impact on Roman history, and then cover botanical and animal remains, which cast new light on agricultural and dietary practices. They exploit the rich record of human skeletal material--both bones and teeth--which forms a bio-archive that has preserved vital information about health, nutritional status, diet, disease, working conditions, and migration. Complementing this discussion is an in-depth analysis of trends in human body height, a marker of general well-being. This book also assesses the contribution of genetics to our understanding of the past, demonstrating how ancient DNA is used to track infectious diseases, migration, and the spread of livestock and crops, while the DNA of modern populations helps us reconstruct ancient migrations, especially colonization.

    Opening a path toward a genuine biohistory of Rome and the wider ancient world, The Science of RomanHistory offers an accessible introduction to the scientific methods being used in this exciting new area of research, as well as an up-to-date survey of recent findings and a tantalizing glimpse of what the future holds.


  • An autobiography or The story of my experiments with truth / M.K. Gandhi ; translated from the original in Gujarati by Mahadev Desai ; introduced with notes by Tridip Suhrud ; foreword by Ashis Nandy
    DS 481 G3 A3 2018
    The first critical, annotated edition of M. K. Gandhi's most famous written work, published seventy years after his death

    In the mid-1920s, prompted by a "small, still voice" that encouraged him to lay bare what was known only to him and his God, M. K. Gandhi began writing and publishing his autobiography. Drafted during a period of intensive fasting and "in-dwelling" at his ashram in Ahmedebad, his story of the soul portrayed the deeper, more inward experiences that made him externally an innovator in the struggles against violence, racism, and colonialism. The book, written in Gujarati and translated into English by Mahadev Desai, would become an international classic, hailed as one of the "100 Best Spiritual Books of the 20th Century."

    This first critical edition of this seminal work by leading Gandhi scholar Tridip Suhrud offers an unprecedented window into the original Gujarati text. Including both alternative English translations and illuminating notes, as well as a deeply researched introduction, it will bring renewed critical attention to one of the world's most widely read books.

  • Killing sites : research and remembrance / International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (ed.) ; co-ed.: steering committee: Dr. Thomas Lutz, Dr. David Silberklang, Dr. Piotr Trojanski, Dr. Juliane Wetzel, Dr. Miriam Bistrovic
    D 804.18 K555 2015

  • Bystanders, rescuers or perpetrators? : the neutral countries and the Shoah / International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (Ed.) ; editors: Corry Guttstadt (Project Coordinator), Thomas Lutz (Topography of Terror Foundation, Berlin), Bernd Rother (Willy Brandt Foundation, Berlin), Yessica San Román (Centro Sefarad-Israel, Madrid)
    D 804.3 B94 2016

  • Nazism, the Holocaust, and the Middle East : Arab and Turkish responses / edited by Francis R. Nicosia and Boğaç A. Ergene
    D 804.45 M628 N39 2018

    Given their geographical separation from Europe, ethno-religious and cultural diversity, and subordinate status within the Nazi racial hierarchy, Middle Eastern societies were both hospitable as well as hostile to National Socialist ideology during the 1930s and 1940s. By focusing on Arab and Turkish reactions to German anti-Semitism and the persecution and mass-murder of European Jews during this period, this expansive collection surveys the institutional and popular reception of Nazism in the Middle East and North Africa. It provides nuanced and scholarly yet accessible case studies of the ways in which nationalism, Islam, anti-Semitism, and colonialism intertwined, all while sensitive to the region's political, cultural, and religious complexities.


  • Être ou ne pas être Juif : telle est la question : pourquoi? / Max Memmi ; préface de Pascal Bruckner
    DS 143 M46 2017

  • Rising powers and the Arab-Israeli conflict since 1947 / Guy Burton
    DS 119.7 B87 2018
    What has been the role of rising powers in the Arab-Israeli conflict? What does this tell us about rising powers and conflict management as well as rising powers' behavior in the world more generally? This book studies the way that five rising powers--Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, the BRICS countries--have approached the conflict since it first became internationalized in 1947. Conflict management consists of different methods, from peacekeeping to mediation and the use of economic incentives and sanctions and (non)enforcement of international legal decisions. What distinguishes them is whether they are active or passive: active measures seek to transform a conflict and resolve it; passive measures seek to ameliorate its worst effects, but do not change their underlying causes. Since 1947 rising powers' active or passive use of these methods has coincided with their rise and fall and rise again in the international system. Those rises and falls are tied to global changes, including the Cold War, the emergence of the Third World, economic and ideological retrenchment of the 1980s and 1990s and the shift from unipolarity to multipolarity after 2000. In summary, rising powers' management of the Arab-Israeli conflict has shifted from active to more passive methods since 1947. Their actions have occurred alongside two key changes within the conflict. One is the shift from a primarily state-based conflict between Israel and the Arabs to one that is more ethnic and territorial in scope, between Israel and the Palestinians. The other the emergence of the Oslo framework which has frozen power imbalance between Israel and the Palestinians since 1993. By pursuing the Oslo process, rising powers have separated conflict management from developing 'normal' diplomatic and economic exchanges with Israel and the Palestinians. In adopting this more passive conflict management approach, rising powers are disregarding both emerging alternatives that may potentially transform the conflict's dynamics (including involvement with civil society actors like the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement) and undertaking more active efforts at conflict resolution--and presenting themselves as global powers.

  • The English People at War in the Age of Henry VIII / Steven Gunn
    DA 332 G86 2018
    Henry VIII fought many wars, against the French and Scots, against rebels in England and the Gaelic lords of Ireland, even against his traditional allies in the Low Countries. But how much did these wars really affect his subjects? And what role did Henry's reign play in the long-termtransformation of England's military capabilities?The English People at War in the Age of Henry VIII searches for the answers to these questions in parish and borough account books, wills and memoirs, buildings and paintings, letters from Henry's captains, and the notes readers wrote in their printed history books. It looks back from Henry's reignto that of his grandfather, Edward IV, who in 1475 invaded France in the afterglow of the Hundred Years War, and forwards to that of Henry's daughter Elizabeth, who was trying by the 1570s to shape a trained militia and a powerful navy to defend England in a Europe increasingly polarised byreligion. War, it shows, marked Henry's England at every turn: in the news and prophecies people discussed, in the money towns and villages spent on armour, guns, fortifications, and warning beacons, in the way noblemen used their power. War disturbed economic life, made men buy weapons and learnhow to use them, and shaped people's attitudes to the king and to national history. War mobilised a high proportion of the English population and conditioned their relationships with the French and Scots, the Welsh and the Irish. War should be recognised as one of the defining features of life inthe England of Henry VIII.
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