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"Misfits” in Fin-de-Siècle France and Italy

Anatomies of Difference

by Professor Susan A. Ashley

As the 19th century drew to a close, France and Italy experienced an explosion of crime, vagrancy, insanity, neurosis and sexual deviance. <i>"Misfits” in Fin-de-Siècle France and Italy </i>examines how the raft of self-appointed experts that ...

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'A New Type of History'

Fictional Proposals for dealing with the Past

by Beverley Southgate

<P>Linking fiction with history and historical theory, <I>'A New Type of History': Fictional Proposals for dealing with the Past</I> focuses on a selection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century novelists – Tolstoy, Proust, John Cowper Powys, ...

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'Rogues and Vagabonds'

Vagrant Underworld in Britain 1815-1985

by Lionel Rose

<P>In this lively social history, first published in 1988, Lionel Rose explores in detail the plight of the street poor between 1815 and 1985. He describes the Victorian ‘Rogues and Vagabonds’ who made elicit peddling, begging frauds and other ...

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'Total Germany'

The Royal Navy' War Against the Axis Powers 1939-1945

by David Wragg

<SPAN STYLE= "" >On the declaration of war in 1939 the British Admiralty signalled all warships and naval bases 'Total Germany, Total Germany'.<BR><BR>It was fortunate that of Germany's three armed services, the Kriegsmarine under ...

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(Re)Constructing Communities in Europe, 1918-1968

Senses of Belonging Below, Beyond and Within the Nation-State

by Stefan Couperus & Harm Kaal

<P>This book offers a new perspective on the social history of twentieth-century Europe by investigating the ideals and ideas, the life worlds and ideologies that emerge behind the use of the concept of community. It explores a wide variety of ...

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(Re)imagining African Independence

Film, Visual Arts and the Fall of the Portuguese Empire

by Maria do Carmo Piçarra & Teresa Castro

<p>The fortieth anniversary of the independence of the African countries colonized by Portugal presents a valuable opportunity to reassess how colonialism has been «imagined» through the medium of the moving image. The essays collected in this ...

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‘Guilty Women’, Foreign Policy, and Appeasement in Inter-War Britain

by Julie V. Gottlieb

British women were deeply invested in foreign policy between the wars. This study casts new light on the turn to international affairs in feminist politics, the gendered representation and experience of the Munich Crisis, and the profound ...

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«Die Welt war meine Gemeinde»- Willem A. Visser ’t Hooft

A Theologian for Europe between Ecumenism and Federalism

by Stefano Dell'Acqua & Filippo Maria Giordano

<p>Willem A. Visser ’t Hooft (1900–1985), Dutch pastor and theologian, was one of the most significant personalities in the Protestant Ecumenical movement. Deeply influenced by Karl Barth, and filled with a strong Ecumenical spirit, he was ...

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«Inter duas potestates»: The Religious Policy of Theoderic the Great

by Monika Ozóg

<p>This book discusses Theoderic the Great’s years of political activity, which coincided with the advent of a new era and were marked by features of two distinct civilizations. From the political and cultural viewpoint, he stood at the boundary

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«My Name is Freida Sima»

The American-Jewish Women’s Immigrant Experience Through the Eyes of a Young Girl from the Bukovina

by Judith Tydor Baumel-Schwartz

<p>Freida Sima (Bertha) Eisenberg Kraus was among the two million Jewish men, women and children who emigrated from Europe to the United States during the Great Wave of Immigration (1881–1914). This book tells her story and that of her family, ...

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«New Portuguese Letters» to the World

International Reception

by Ana Paula Ferreira, Ana Luísa Amaral & Marinela Freitas

<p>Published in 1972, <em>New Portuguese Letters</em> addressed censored issues – such as the colonial war, immigration, the Catholic Church, violence, and the legal and social status of women – becoming a symbol of resistance against the ...

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100 Maps that Changed the World

by John O E Clark

A stunning compilation of the most important, dramatic, beautiful and inspirational maps. An ancient Chinese proverb suggests, "They are wise parents who give their children roots and wings - and a map." Maps That Changed the World features ...

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100 Stories From the Australian National Maritime Museum

by Australian National Maritime Museum

From a small silver medallion beautifully engraved by a First Fleet convict to the 119-metre Royal Australian Navy destroyer, HMAS <i>Vampire</i>, the Australian National Maritime Museum has an incredibly diverse collection of more than 130,000 ...

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13 Sharks

The Careers of a series of small Royal Navy Ships, from the Glorious Revolution to D-Day.

by John D Grainger

<SPAN STYLE= "" >John D Grainger charts the careers of the thirteen vessels that have served the Royal Navy under the name HMS Shark. Despite the ferocious name, they have all been relatively small vessels including one brigantine, five sloops, ...

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1517

Martin Luther and the Invention of the Reformation

by Peter Marshall

<p>Martin Luther's posting of the 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg on 31 October 1517 is one of the most famous events of Western history. It inaugurated the Protestant Reformation, and has for centuries been a powerful ...

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1847: A Chronicle of Genius, Generosity & Savagery

by Turtle Bunbury

<p><p><b>Capture the spirit of an industrial, social and cultural revolution through this invigorating collection of historical portraits from the dawn of the industrialised world!</b><br><br>Though it feels like an era marooned almost ...

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1917 – The Passchendaele Year

The British Army in Flanders: The Diary of Achiel Van Walleghem

by Achiel Van Walleghem

This unusual work offers a personal documentary and highly individual witness to the terrible events in Flanders in 1917. The Battle of “Third Ypres” - popularly known as “Passchendaele”  - epitomized  the worst slaughter on the western front of

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1919, The Year of Racial Violence

How African Americans Fought Back

by David F. Krugler

1919, The Year of Racial Violence recounts African Americans' brave stand against a cascade of mob attacks in the United States after World War I. The emerging New Negro identity, which prized unflinching resistance to second-class citizenship, ...

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1938: Modern Britain

Social Change and Visions of the Future

by Dr. Michael John Law

In <i>1938: Modern Britain</i>, Michael John Law demonstrates that our understanding of life in Britain just before the Second World War has been overshadowed by its dramatic political events. 1938 was the last year of normality, and Law shows ...

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1942

Australia's Greatest Peril

by Bob Wurth

<p>1942 was the year of Australia's greatest peril - as Darwin was destroyed by bombing, Australian ships were torpedoed within sight of our coast, midget Japanese submarines attacked shipping in Sydney Harbour, and the Japanese army invaded New

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