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Comical Modernity

by Heidi Hakkarainen Berghahn Books (July 01, 2019)

Though long associated with a small group of coffeehouse elites around the turn of the twentieth century, Viennese “modernist” culture had roots that extended much earlier, and beyond the rarefied sphere...


German Division as Shared Experience

by Erica Carter, Jan Palmowski & Katrin Schreiter Berghahn Books (June 01, 2019)

Despite the nearly three decades that have passed since Reunification, we still have little understanding of the ways in which the everyday experiences of Germans overlapped during forty years of political...


Encounters with Emotions

by Benno Gammerl, Philipp Nielsen & Margrit Pernau Berghahn Books (June 01, 2019)

Spanning Europe, Asia and the Pacific, Encounters with Emotions investigates experiences of face-to-face transcultural encounters from the seventeenth century to the present and the emotional dynamics that...


The Configuration of the Spanish Public Sphere

by David Jiménez Torres & Leticia Villamediana González Berghahn Books (June 01, 2019)

Since the explosion of the indignados movement beginning in 2011, there has been a renewed interest in the concept of the “public sphere” in a Spanish context: how it relates to society and to political...


Names and Naming in Early Modern Germany

by Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer & Joel F. Harrington Berghahn Books (May 01, 2019)

Throughout the many political and social upheavals of the early modern era, names were words to conjure by, articulating significant historical trends and helping individuals and societies make sense of often...


Gendering Post-1945 German History

by Karen Hagemann, Donna Harsch & Friederike Brühöfener Berghahn Books (April 01, 2019)

For as much as "entanglement" has become a keyword in recent German history scholarship, entangled studies of the postwar era have largely limited their scope to politics and economics across the two Germanys...


Luso-Tropicalism and Its Discontents

by Warwick Anderson, Ricardo Roque & Ricardo Ventura Santos Berghahn Books (April 01, 2019)

Modern perceptions of race across much of the Global South are indebted to the Brazilian social scientist Gilberto Freyre, who in works such as The Masters and the Slaves claimed that Portuguese colonialism...


The Engaged Historian

by Stefan Berger Berghahn Books (April 01, 2019)

On the surface, historical scholarship might seem thoroughly incompatible with political engagement: the ideal historian, many imagine, is a disinterested observer focused exclusively on the past. In truth,...


Beyond the Border

by Tobias Haimin Wung-Sung Berghahn Books (March 01, 2019)

In the nineteenth century, the hotly disputed border region between Denmark and Germany was the focus of an intricate conflict that complicates questions of ethnic and national identity even today. Beyond the...


Rampart Nations

by Liliya Berezhnaya & Heidi Hein-Kircher Berghahn Books (February 01, 2019)

The “bulwark” or antemurale myth—whereby a region is imagined as a defensive barrier against a dangerous Other—has been a persistent strand in the development of Eastern European nationalisms. While...


Concentrationary Art

by Griselda Pollock & Max Silverman Berghahn Books (February 01, 2019)

Largely forgotten over the years, the seminal work of Jean Cayrol has experienced a revival in the French-speaking world since his death in 2005. His ideas on concentrationary art proved to be a major influence...


The Indoctrination of the Wehrmacht

by Bryce Sait Berghahn Books (February 01, 2019)

Far from the image of an apolitical, “clean” Wehrmacht that persists in popular memory, German soldiers regularly cooperated with organizations like the SS in the abuse and murder of countless individuals...


Contemplating Historical Consciousness

by Anna Clark & Carla L. Peck Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

The last several decades have witnessed an explosion of new empirical research into representations of the past and the conditions of their production, prompting claims that we have entered a new era in which...


Law, History, and Justice

by Annette Weinke Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

Since the nineteenth century, the development of international humanitarian law has been marked by complex entanglements of legal theory, historical trauma, criminal prosecution, historiography, and politics....


Germany and the Middle East

by Rolf Steininger Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

For over a century, the Middle East has weathered seemingly endless conflicts, ensnaring political players from around the world. And perhaps no nation has displayed a greater range of policies toward, and...


Humanitarianism and Media

by Johannes Paulmann Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

For as long as humanitarianism has been understood as a distinct human endeavor, mass media have helped to shape its forms, strategies, and contexts, whether mobilizing public sentiment over suffering in distant...


Dreams of Germany

by Neil Gregor & Thomas Irvine Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

For many centuries, Germany has enjoyed a reputation as ‘land of music’. But just how was this reputation established and transformed over time, and to what extent was it produced within or outside of Germany?...


Conceptualizng the World

by Helge Jordheim & Erling Sandmo Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

What is—and what was—“the world”? Though often conceived of as interchangeable with the ongoing and inexorable progress of globalization, metaphors of “world,” “globe,” or “earth” instead...


The Man Who ''Invented'' The Aztec Crystal Skulls

by Jane MacLaren Walsh & Brett Topping Berghahn Books (November 01, 2018)

Eugène Boban began life in humble circumstances in Paris, traveled to the California Gold Rush, and later became a recognized authority on pre-Columbian cultures.  He also invented an entire category of archaeological...


The CSCE and the End of the Cold War

by Nicolas Badalassi & Sarah B. Snyder Berghahn Books (November 01, 2018)

Since its inception, the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe has faced controversy. Today it is widely regarded as a contributing factor in the end of the Cold War, with some observers even claiming...


From Weimar to Hitler

by Hermann Beck & Larry Eugene Jones Berghahn Books (November 01, 2018)

Though often depicted as a rapid political transformation, the Nazi seizure of power was in fact a slow process, beginning with the appointment of the Papen cabinet in the early summer of 1932 and extending...


German Histories and Pacific Histories

by Hartmut Berghoff, Frank Biess & Ulrike Strasser Berghahn Books (November 01, 2018)

Traditionally, Germany has been considered a minor player in Pacific history before World War II: its trade there was more limited than that of other nations, and whereas its European rivals established themselves...


Embers of Empire

by Paul Miller & Claire Morelon Berghahn Books (November 01, 2018)

The end of World War I and the collapse of the Habsburg Monarchy marked a period of radical change for East-Central European political structures and national identities. Yet after the dust had cleared, this...


Rethinking Holocaust Justice

by Norman J. W. Goda Berghahn Books (December 29, 2017)

Since the end of World War II, the ongoing efforts aimed at criminal prosecution, restitution, and other forms of justice in the wake of the Holocaust have constituted one of the most significant episodes in...


Cultural Topographies of the New Berlin

by Karin Bauer & Jennifer Ruth Hosek Berghahn Books (November 01, 2017)

Since Unification and the end of the Cold War, Berlin has witnessed a series of uncommonly intense social, political, and cultural transformations. While positioning itself as a creative center populated by...


Subjects, Citizens, and Others

by Benno Gammerl Berghahn Books (November 01, 2017)

Bosnian Muslims, East African Masai, Czech-speaking Austrians, North American indigenous peoples, and Jewish immigrants from across Europe-the nineteenth-century British and Habsburg Empires were characterized...


The Persistence of Race

by Lara Day & Oliver Haag Berghahn Books (October 01, 2017)

Race in 20th-century German history is an inescapable topic, one that has been defined overwhelmingly by the narratives of degeneracy that prefigured the Nuremberg Laws and death camps of the Third Reich. As...


Money in the German-speaking Lands

by Mary Lindemann & Jared Poley Berghahn Books (August 01, 2017)

Money is more than just a medium of financial exchange: across time and place, it has performed all sorts of cultural, political, and social functions. This volume traces money in German-speaking Europe from...


European Regions and Boundaries

by Diana Mishkova & Balázs Trencsényi Berghahn Books (July 01, 2017)

It is difficult to speak about Europe today without reference to its constitutive regions-supra-national geographical designations such as "Scandinavia," "Eastern Europe," and "the Balkans." Such formulations...


Ruptures in the Everyday

by Andrew Stuart Bergerson, Leonard Schmieding & Atg26 Berghahn Books (July 01, 2017)

During the twentieth century, Germans experienced a long series of major and often violent disruptions in their everyday lives. Such chronic instability and precipitous change made it difficult for them to...


Poland Daily

by Ewa Mazierska Berghahn Books (June 01, 2017)

Like many Eastern European countries, Poland has seen a succession of divergent economic and political regimes over the last century, from prewar "embedded capitalism," through the state socialism of the Soviet...


The Absent Jews

by Cordelia Hess Berghahn Books (May 01, 2017)

For nearly a century, it has been a commonplace of Central European history that there were no Jews in medieval Prussia-the result, supposedly, of the ruling Teutonic Order's attempts to create a purely Christian...


Daily Life in the Abyss

by Vahé Tachjian Berghahn Books (May 01, 2017)

Historical research into the Armenian Genocide has grown tremendously in recent years, but much of it has focused on large-scale questions related to Ottoman policy or the scope of the killing. Consequently,...


Labour, Unions and Politics under the North Star

by Mary Hilson, Silke Neunsinger & Iben Vyff Berghahn Books (May 01, 2017)

"This welcome book provides very interesting and well-argued views on a rich variety of topics in recent and current Nordic labour history research, and on the current state of art in Nordic labour relations...


Archaeologies of Confession

by Carina L. Johnson, David M. Luebke, Marjorie E. Plummer & Jesse Spohnholz Berghahn Books (May 01, 2017)

Modern religious identities are rooted in collective memories that are constantly made and remade across generations. How do these mutations of memory distort our picture of historical change and the ways that...


Reluctant Skeptic

by Harry T. Craver Berghahn Books (February 01, 2017)

The journalist and critic Siegfried Kracauer is best remembered today for his investigations of film and other popular media, and for his seminal influence on Frankfurt School thinkers like Theodor Adorno....


Metaphors of Spain

by Javier Moreno-Luzón & Xosé M. Núñez Seixas Berghahn Books (February 01, 2017)

The history of twentieth-century Spanish nationalism is a complex one, placing a set of famously distinctive regional identities against a backdrop of religious conflict, separatist violence, and the autocratic...


Microhistories of the Holocaust

by Claire Zalc & Tal Bruttmann Berghahn Books (December 01, 2016)

How does scale affect our understanding of the Holocaust? In the vastness of its implementation and the sheer amount of death and suffering it produced, the genocide of Europe's Jews presents special challenges...


Occupation in the East

by Stephan Lehnstaedt Berghahn Books (November 01, 2016)

Following their occupation by the Third Reich, Warsaw and Minsk became home to tens of thousands of Germans. In this exhaustive study, Stephan Lehnstaedt provides a nuanced, eye-opening portrait of the lives...