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The Art of Resistance

by Allyson Fiddler Berghahn Books (October 01, 2018)

Well before the far-right resurgence that has most recently transformed European politics, Austria’s 1999 parliamentary elections surprised the world with the unexpected success of the Freedom Party of Austria...


The Decisionist Imagination

by Daniel Bessner & Nicolas Guilhot Berghahn Books (October 01, 2018)

In the decades following World War II, the science of decision-making moved from the periphery to the center of transatlantic political theory, as part of the broader mobilization of social science during the...


The Politics of Authenticity

by Joachim C. H�berlen, Mark Keck-Szajbel & Kate Mahoney Berghahn Books (October 01, 2018)

Following the convulsions of 1968, one element uniting many of the disparate social movements that arose across Europe was the pursuit of an elusive “authenticity” that could help activists to understand...


Polish Cinema: A History

by Marek Haltof Berghahn Books (October 01, 2018)

First published in 2002, Marek Haltof’s seminal volume was the first comprehensive English-language study of Polish cinema, providing a much-needed survey of one of Europe’s most distinguished—yet unjustly...


Changes in the Air

by Eleonora Rohland Berghahn Books (October 01, 2018)

Hurricanes have been a constant in the history of New Orleans. Since before its settlement as a French colony in the eighteenth century, the land entwined between Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River...


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...


Carnage and Care on the Eastern Front

by Peter C. Appelbaum Berghahn Books (August 01, 2018)

For nearly all of the Great War, the Jewish doctor Bernhard Bardach served with the Austro-Hungarian army in present-day Ukraine. His diaries from that period, unpublished and largely overlooked until now,...


Divided History

by Frank B�sch Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

By and large, the histories of East and West Germany have been studied in relative isolation. And yet, for all their differences, the historical trajectories of both nations were interrelated in complex ways,...


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...


Ice and Snow in the Cold War

by Julia Herzberg, Christian Kehrt & Franziska Torma Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

The history of the Cold War has focused overwhelmingly on statecraft and military power, an approach that has naturally placed Moscow and Washington center stage. Meanwhile, regions such as Alaska, the polar...


Screened Encounters

by Caroline Moine Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

Established in 1955, the Leipzig Film Festival’s location in the German Democratic Republic deeply implicated it in cultural and political competition between East and West Germany, opening a political and...


All or None

by Alison S�nchez Hall Berghahn Books (August 01, 2018)

At once a social history and anthropological study of the world’s oldest voluntary collective farms, All or None is a story of how landless laborers joined together in Ravenna, Italy to acquire land, sometimes...


Medicinal Rule

by Koen Stroeken Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

As soon as Europeans set foot on African soil, they looked for the equivalents of their kings – and found them. The resulting misunderstandings last until this day. Based on ethnography-driven regional comparison...


Nation Branding in Modern History

by Carolin Viktorin, Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht, Annika Estner & Marcel K. Will Berghahn Books (August 01, 2018)

A relatively recent coinage within international relations, “nation branding” designates the process of highlighting a country’s positive characteristics for promotional purposes, using techniques similar...


Empathy and History

by Tyson Retz Berghahn Books (July 01, 2018)

Since empathy first emerged as an object of inquiry within British history education in the early 1970s, scholars have produced a rich literature concerning the concept's influence on the teaching and learning...


What is Work?

by Raffaella Sarti, Anna Bellavitis & Manuela Martini Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

Every society throughout history has defined what counts as work and what doesn't. And more often than not, those lines of demarcation are inextricable from considerations of gender. What Is Work? offers a...


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...


Oil and Sovereignty

by Rüdiger Graf Berghahn Books (April 01, 2018)

In the decades that followed World War II, cheap and plentiful oil helped to fuel rapid economic growth, ensure political stability, and reinforce the legitimacy of liberal democracies. Yet waves of price increases...


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 Creole Nation

by Christoph Kohl Berghahn Books (April 01, 2018)

Despite high degrees of cultural and ethnic diversity as well as prevailing political instability, Guinea-Bissau's population has developed a strong sense of national belonging. By examining both contemporary...


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...