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Incarceration and Regime Change

by Christian G. De Vito, Ralf Futselaar & Helen Grevers Berghahn Books (October 01, 2016)

Political instability is nearly always accompanied by fuller prisons, and this was particularly true during the "long" Second World War, when military mobilization, social disorder, wrenching political changes,...


Food in Zones of Conflict

by Paul Collinson & Helen Macbeth Berghahn Books (September 01, 2014)

The availability of food is an especially significant issue in zones of conflict because conflict nearly always impinges on the production and the distribution of food, and causes increased competition for...


Gulag Memories

by Zuzanna Bogumił Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

Though the institution of the Gulag was nominally closed over half a decade ago, it lives on as an often hotly contested site of memory in the post-socialist era. This ethnographic study takes a holistic, comprehensive...


Protest in Hitler's â??National Communityâ?

by Nathan Stoltzfus & Birgit Maier-Katkin Berghahn Books (December 01, 2015)

That Hitler's Gestapo harshly suppressed any signs of opposition inside the Third Reich is a common misconception. This book presents studies of public dissent that prove this was not always the case. It examines...


Final Sale in Berlin

by Christoph Kreutzmüller Berghahn Books (August 01, 2015)

Before the Nazis took power, Jewish businesspeople in Berlin thrived alongside their non-Jewish neighbors. But Nazi racism changed that, gradually destroying Jewish businesses before murdering the Jews themselves....


Topographies of Suffering

by Jessica Rapson Berghahn Books (August 01, 2015)

Commentary on memorials to the Holocaust has been plagued with a sense of "monument fatigue", a feeling that landscape settings and national spaces provide little opportunity for meaningful engagement between...


The Spirit of the Laws

by Taner Akçam & Umit Kurt Berghahn Books (July 01, 2015)

Pertinent to contemporary demands for reparations from Turkey is the relationship between law and property in connection with the Armenian Genocide. This book examines the confiscation of Armenian properties...


Music and International History in the Twentieth Century

by Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht Berghahn Books (April 01, 2015)

Bringing together scholars from the fields of musicology and international history, this book investigates the significance of music to foreign relations, and how it affected the interaction of nations since...


Mass Media and Historical Change

by Frank Bösch Berghahn Books (May 01, 2015)

Media influenced politics, culture, and everyday life long before the invention of the Internet. This book shows how the advent of new media has changed societies in modern history, focusing not on the specifics...


Life as a Hunt

by Stuart Marks Berghahn Books (September 01, 2016)

The "extensive wilderness" of Zambia's central Luangwa Valley is the homeland of the Valley Bisa whose cultural practices have enriched this environment for centuries. Beginning with the intrusions of warlords...


The Nuclear Crisis

by Christoph Becker-Schaum, Philipp Gassert, Martin Klimke & Wilfried Mausbach Berghahn Books (October 01, 2016)

In 1983, more than one million Germans joined together to protest NATO's deployment of nuclear missiles in Europe. International media overflowed with images of marches, rallies, and human chains as protesters...


Matters of Testimony

by Nicholas Chare & Dominic Williams Berghahn Books (December 01, 2015)

In 1944, members of the Sonderkommando-the "special squads," composed almost exclusively of Jewish prisoners, who ensured the smooth operation of the gas chambers and had firsthand knowledge of the extermination...


Sounds of Modern History

by Daniel Morat Berghahn Books (September 01, 2014)

Long ignored by scholars in the humanities, sound has just begun to take its place as an important object of study in the last few years. Since the late 19th century, there has been a paradigmatic shift in...


The Decolonial Mandela

by Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni Berghahn Books (March 01, 2016)

A significant contribution to the emerging literature on decolonial studies, this concise and forcefully argued volume lays out a groundbreaking interpretation of the "Mandela phenomenon." Contrary to a neoliberal...


Visitors to the House of Memory

by Victoria Bishop Kendzia Berghahn Books (December 15, 2017)

As one of the most visited museums in Germany's capital city, the Jewish Museum Berlin is a key site for understanding not only German-Jewish history, but also German identity in an era of unprecedented ethnic...


Nazism, the Holocaust, and the Middle East

by Francis R. Nicosia & Bogaç A. Ergene Berghahn Books (January 15, 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...


Parallel Lives Revisited

by Jozefien De Bock Berghahn Books (January 15, 2018)

Originally coined in 2001 in studies of racial tension in the United Kingdom, the concept of 'parallel lives' has become familiar in analyses of socially isolated immigrant communities. Yet even just within...


Communist Parties Revisited

by Rüdiger Bergien & Jens Gieseke Berghahn Books (January 15, 2018)

The ruling communist parties of the postwar Soviet Bloc possessed nearly unprecedented power to shape every level of society; perhaps in part because of this, they have been routinely depicted as monolithic,...


The Wars of Yesterday

by Katrin Boeckh & Sabine Rutar Berghahn Books (January 15, 2018)

Though persistently overshadowed by the Great War in historical memory, the two Balkan conflicts of 1912–1913 were among the most consequential of the early twentieth century. By pitting the states of Greece,...


Expeditionary Anthropology

by Martin Thomas & Amanda Harris Berghahn Books (January 15, 2018)

The origins of anthropology lie in expeditionary journeys. But since the rise of immersive fieldwork, usually by a sole investigator, the older tradition of team-based social research has been largely eclipsed....


Archaeologies of Rules and Regulation

by Barbara Hausmair, Ben Jervis, Ruth Nugent & Eleanor Williams Berghahn Books (January 15, 2018)

How can we study the impact of rules on the lives of past people using archaeological evidence? To answer this question, Archaeologies of Rules and Regulation presents case studies drawn from across Europe...


The Ethics of Seeing

by Jennifer Evans, Paul Betts & Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann Berghahn Books (January 09, 2018)

Throughout Germany's tumultuous twentieth century, photography was an indispensable form of documentation. Whether acting as artists, witnesses, or reformers, both professional and amateur photographers chronicled...


A Living Past

by John Soluri, Claudia Leal & José Augusto Pádua Berghahn Books (February 15, 2018)

Though still a relatively young field, the study of Latin American environmental history is no longer in its infancy, as the contributions to this definitive volume demonstrate. Bringing together thirteen leading...


Cultural Borders of Europe

by Mats Andrén, Thomas Lindkvist, Ingmar Söhrman & Katharina Vajta Berghahn Books (August 01, 2017)

The cultural borders of Europe are today more visible than ever, and with them comes a sense of uncertainty with respect to liberal democratic traditions: whether treated as abstractions or concrete realities,...


Silenced Communities

by Marcia Esparza Berghahn Books (October 01, 2017)

Although the Guatemalan Civil War ended more than two decades ago, its bloody legacy continues to resonate even today. In Silenced Communities, author Marcia Esparza offers an ethnographic account of the failed...


Eastern Europe Unmapped

by Irene Kacandes & Yuliya Komska Berghahn Books (October 01, 2017)

Arguably more than any other region, the area known as Eastern Europe has been defined by its location on the map. Yet its inhabitants, from statesmen to literati and from cultural-economic elites to the poorest...


Modern Germany in Transatlantic Perspective

by Michael Meng & Adam R. Seipp Berghahn Books (October 01, 2017)

Bringing together incisive contributions from an international group of colleagues and former students, Modern Germany in Transatlantic Perspective takes stock of the field of German history as exemplified...


Global Exchanges

by Ludovic Tournès & Giles Scott-Smith Berghahn Books (October 01, 2017)

Exchanges between different cultures and institutions of learning have taken place for centuries, but it was only in the twentieth century that such efforts evolved into formal programs that received focused...


Unearthing the Past to Forge the Future

by 
Tobias Wolffhardt Berghahn Books (October 01, 2017)

For much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the British East India Company consolidated its rule over India, evolving from a trading venture to a colonial administrative force. Yet its territorial...


Conceptual History in the European Space

by Willibald Steinmetz, Michael Freeden & Javier Fernández-Sebastián Berghahn Books (June 01, 2017)

The result of extensive collaboration among leading scholars from across Europe, Conceptual History in the European Space represents a landmark intervention in the historiography of concepts. It brings together...


Conflict, Domination, and Violence

by Carlos Illades Berghahn Books (May 01, 2017)

Conflict, domination, violence-in this wide-ranging, briskly narrated volume from acclaimed Mexican historian Carlos Illades, these three phenomena register the pulse of a diverse, but inequitable and discriminatory,...


Space and Spatiality in Modern German-Jewish History

by Simone Lässig & Miriam Rürup Berghahn Books (June 01, 2017)

What makes a space Jewish? This wide-ranging volume revisits literal as well as metaphorical spaces in modern German history to examine the ways in which Jewishness has been attributed to them both within and...


Between Empire and Continent

by Andreas Rose Berghahn Books (May 01, 2017)

In the years leading up to the First World War, Great Britain sat at the center of global relations, and it applied its considerable diplomatic strength to break through the older alliances of European states....


Evidence and Meaning

by Jörn Rüsen Berghahn Books (May 01, 2017)

As one of the premier historical thinkers of his generation, Jörn Rüsen has made enormous contributions to the methods and theoretical framework of history as it is practiced today. In Evidence and Meaning...


The Mirror of the Medieval

by K. Patrick Fazioli Berghahn Books (May 01, 2017)

Since its invention by Renaissance humanists, the myth of the "Middle Ages" has held a uniquely important place in the Western historical imagination. Whether envisioned as an era of lost simplicity or a barbaric...


Compensation in Practice

by Constantin Goschler Berghahn Books (September 01, 2017)

Founded in 2000, the German Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future" is one of the largest transitional justice initiatives in history: in cooperation with its international partner organizations,...


The Participants

by Hans-Christian Jasch & Christoph Kreutzmüller Berghahn Books (September 30, 2017)

On January 20, 1942, fifteen senior German government officials attended a short meeting in Berlin to discuss the deportation and murder of the Jews of Nazi-occupied Europe. Despite lasting only a few hours,...


Laborers and Enslaved Workers

by Marcelo Badaró Mattos Berghahn Books (September 01, 2017)

From the middle of the nineteenth century until the 1888 abolition of slavery in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro was home to the largest urban population of enslaved workers anywhere in the Americas. It was also the...


Making Nordic Historiography

by Pertti Haapala, Marja Jalava & Simon Larsson Berghahn Books (September 01, 2017)

Is there a "Nordic history"? If so, what are its origins, its scope, and its defining features? In this informative volume, scholars from all five Nordic nations tackle a notoriously problematic historical...


Contesting Deregulation

by Knud Andresen & Stefan Müller Berghahn Books (September 01, 2017)

Few would argue that many Western industrial democracies undertook extensive deregulation in the 1970s and 1980s. Yet this narrative, in its most familiar form, depends upon several historiographical assumptions...


European Anthropologies

by Andrés Barrera-González, Monica Heintz & Anna Horolets Berghahn Books (August 01, 2017)

In what ways did Europeans interact with the diversity of people they encountered on other continents in the context of colonial expansion, and with the peasant or ethnic 'Other' at home? How did anthropologists...


The Nanking Atrocity, 1937-1938

by Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi Berghahn Books (August 01, 2017)

First published in 2007, The Nanking Atrocity remains an essential resource for understanding the massacre committed by Japanese soldiers in Nanking, China during the winter of 1937-38. Through a series of...


A History of Oxford Anthropology

by Peter Riviere Berghahn Books (November 01, 2007)

Informative as well as entertaining, this volume offers many interesting facets of the first hundred years of anthropology at Oxford University.


Cold War Cultures: Perspectives on Eastern and Western European Societies

by Annette Vowinckel, Marcus M. Payk & Thomas Lindenberger Berghahn Books (March 01, 2012)

The Cold War was not only about the imperial ambitions of the super powers, their military strategies, and antagonistic ideologies. It was also about conflicting worldviews and their correlates in the daily...


Framing the Fifties: Cinema in a Divided Germany

by John Davidson & Sabine Hake Berghahn Books (July 01, 2007)

The demise of the New German Cinema and the return of popular cinema since the 1990s have led to a renewed interest in the postwar years and the complicated relationship between East and West German cinema...


Between Prague Spring and French May: Opposition and Revolt in Europe, 1960-1980

by Martin Klimke, Jacco Pekelder & Joachim Scharloth Berghahn Books (June 01, 2011)

Abandoning the usual Cold War–oriented narrative of postwar European protest and opposition movements, this volume offers an innovative, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive perspective on two decades of...


Hitler's Plans for Global Domination: Nazi Architecture and Ultimate War Aims

by Jochen Thies Berghahn Books (August 01, 2012)

What did Hitler really want to achieve: world domination. In the early twenties, Hitler was working on this plan and from 1933 on, was working to make it a reality. During 1940 and 1941, he believed he was...


Nature of the Miracle Years: Conservation in West Germany, 1945-1975

by Sandra Chaney Berghahn Books (May 01, 2008)

After 1945, those responsible for conservation in Germany resumed their work with a relatively high degree of continuity as far as laws and personnel were concerned. Yet conservationists soon found they had...


Walls, Borders, Boundaries: Spatial and Cultural Practices in Europe

by Marc Silberman, Karen E. Till & Janet Ward Berghahn Books (May 01, 2012)

How is it that walls, borders, boundaries-and their material and symbolic architectures of division and exclusion-engender their very opposite? This edited volume explores the crossings, permeations, and constructions...


Vienna Is Different: Jewish Writers in Austria from the Fin-de-Siècle to the Present

by Hillary Hope Berghahn Books (October 01, 2011)

Assessing the impact of fin-de-siècle Jewish culture on subsequent developments in literature and culture, this book is the first to consider the historical trajectory of Austrian-Jewish writing across the...