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The History of the European Monetary Union

by Daniela Preda Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 15, 2017)

The financial and economic crisis that hit Europe in 2009 brought out the precariousness of the monetary union, accentuating the economic disequilibrium among European nations and strengthening Euro-skepticism....


Authority and Wisdom in the New Ireland

by Carmen Zamorano Llena & Billy Gray Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 29, 2015)

Since the end of the nineteenth century, Ireland has witnessed a profound reconfiguration of its cultural, political, constitutional and religious identities, resulting in an unparalleled questioning of the...


House of Lords Reform: A History

by Peter Raina Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 27, 2014)

One of the peculiarities of British history is the development of a constitution headed by the Crown and the two Houses of Parliament. This system emerged to become a balance of democracy, efficiency and moderation...


"Voelkisch" Writers and National Socialism

by Guy Tourlamain Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 18, 2014)

This book provides a view of literary life under the Nazis, highlighting the ambiguities, rivalries and conflicts that determined the cultural climate of that period and beyond. Focusing on a group of writers...


Tabloid Century

by Adrian Bingham & Martin Conboy Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 02, 2015)

Popular newspapers played a vital role in shaping British politics, society and culture in the twentieth century. This book provides a concise and accessible historical overview of the rise of the tabloid format...


Mick Imlah

by Robert Selby & Andre Naffis-Sahely Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 24, 2015)

As well as a highly respected poet and editor, Mick Imlah (1956–2009) was one of the finest literary critics of his generation. He spent most of his twenty-five-year career working for the Times Literary Supplement...


The Seventh Earl Beauchamp

by Peter Raina Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 03, 2016)

The 7th Earl Beauchamp was a prominent figure in English public life in the years 1900–30, but his career ended in scandal. He was barred from English soil, his reputation was destroyed and his papers were...


Staging the Fascist War

by Luigi Petrella Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 03, 2016)

Historians regard the Italian home front during the Second World War as an observation post from which to study the relationship between Fascism and society during the years of the collapse of the Mussolini...


Exploring the Utopian Impulse

by Michael J. Griffin & Tom Moylan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 16, 2015)

Exploring the Utopian Impulse presents a series of essays by an international and trans-disciplinary group of contributors that explores the nature and extent of the utopian impulse. Working across a range of...


Embracing Democracy

by Donald L. Wallace Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (September 10, 2014)

Hermann Broch wrote two of the most significant novels of German modernism, The Sleepwalkers and The Death of Virgil, which established his importance to German literature. His writings on democracy, mass delusion...


Radical Unions in Europe and the Future of Collective Interest Representation

by Heather Connolly, Lefteris Kretsos & Craig Phelan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 14, 2014)

This book analyses contemporary trends in radical unionism in Europe. It contains nine country case-studies that probe the limits and possibilities of trade union renewal with a focus on radical activity. The...


«A Slashing Man of Action»

by Elaine McFarland Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (October 16, 2014)

Hailed by General Sir Ian Hamilton as «a slashing man of action», Aylmer Hunter-Weston began the Great War as one of the British Army’s rising stars. By its close, his reputation was very different. Branded...


Of Empire and the City

by Maurizio Cinquegrani Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 11, 2014)

This book explores the cinematic representation of the city in British film from 1895 to 1914, featuring depictions of London, Glasgow, Dublin, Delhi and other British colonial cities. The author argues that...


Political, Religious and Social Conflict in the States of Savoy, 1400–1700

by Sarah Alyn Stacey Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 19, 2014)

Taking conflict as its collective theme, this book brings together the work of early modern specialists to offer a range of insights into the political, social and religious climate in Savoy between 1400 and...


Isotopias

by Peter Tame Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 31, 2015)

This monograph is the first book to examine places and spaces in French war fiction of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. These places and spaces are presented as literary isotopias, or fictional «worlds»,...


Nationalisms and Identities among Indigenous Peoples

by Martina Neuburger & H. Peter Dörrenbächer Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 06, 2014)

This book investigates nationalisms and the emergence of national identities among the Indigenous peoples across North America. It examines the many difficulties which the Native communities have had to face...


«Desaparición»

by Gabriele Andreozzi Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 29, 2014)

The current situation in Argentina is unprecedented. In compliance with prescribed timings and procedures, the crimes committed by the state in recent history are being prosecuted and penalized. This book traces...


Critique of Cosmopolitan Reason

by Rebecka Lettevall & Kristian Petrov Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 07, 2014)

Since the Enlightenment, the definition of terms such as humanity, citizenship and rights has fluctuated and these ideas continue to have relevance for contemporary discussions of globalization from a «cosmopolitan»...


Global Legacies of the Great Irish Famine

by Marguérite Corporaal, Christopher Cusack, Lindsay Janssen & Ruud van den Beuken Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (September 23, 2014)

The 150th anniversary of Ireland’s Great Famine in the 1990s generated a significant increase in scholarship on the history of the crisis and its social and cultural aftermath. Two decades later, interest...


Destiny

by Peter Brian Ramsay Carey Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 11, 2014)

This book is a completely revised version of The Power of Prophecy; Prince Dipanagara and the End of an Old Order in Java, 1785–1855 (2007). A vivid biography of Indonesia’s foremost national hero, it tells...


Wonderlands

by Phillippa Bennett Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 24, 2015)

William Morris’s last romances are strikingly original stories written in his final years, but they remain relatively neglected in both Morris studies and nineteenth-century literary studies. This book provides...


The London Lock Hospital in the Nineteenth Century

by Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 11, 2014)

Based on archival research, this volume is concerned with the treatment of «fallen women» and prostitutes at the London Lock Hospital and Asylum throughout the nineteenth century. As venereally-diseased women,...


'Truthe is the beste'

by Nicolas Jacobs & Gerald Morgan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (September 10, 2014)

The thirteen essays in this book, presented in honour of Dr A.V.C. (Carl) Schmidt, are designed to reflect the range of his interests. Dr Schmidt, who was a Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford from 1972 until...


Women and Trade Unions in France

by Sandra Salin Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 27, 2014)

Based on the thorough examination of French archival sources, this book examines in detail two industries in which women formed the majority of the workforce in France between 1890 and 1914. The choice of the...


A History of Football in North and South Korea c.1910–2002

by Jong Sung Lee Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 04, 2015)

For the Koreans, no sport has surpassed football in terms of its popularity and national importance, from the Japanese colonization era onwards. However, its importance has developed over time as a result of...


Heimat, Loss and Identity

by Karina Berger Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 09, 2014)

What became of ethnic Germans in Eastern Europe during the Second World War? In recent years, their suffering, flight and expulsion during and after the war has attracted increasing critical attention. A wave...


Views of Albion

by Andrzej Szczerski Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 27, 2015)

Views of Albion is the first comprehensive study of the reception of British art and design in Central Europe at the turn of the twentieth century. The author proposes a new map of European Art Nouveau, where...


Historical Memories in Culture, Politics and the Future

by Rahman Haghighat Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 30, 2014)

This book is written to satisfy the individual’s desire for intellectual stimulation, to sow in the mind the seed of new ideas, and involve the reader in productive debates. It covers culture, history and...


France and Ireland in the Public Imagination

by Benjamin Keatinge & Mary Pierse Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 01, 2014)

This engaging collection of essays considers the cultural complexities of the Franco-Irish relationship in song and story, image and cuisine, novels, paintings and poetry. It casts a fresh eye on public perceptions...


From «Pax Ottomanica» to «Pax Europaea»

by Dimitrios Konstadakopulos Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 30, 2014)

The macroeconomic development of south-eastern Europe has been profoundly affected not only by the region’s major historical events – for example, liberation from the Ottoman Empire, the outbreak of civil...


Landscapes of Power

by Maximilian Lau, Caterina Franchi & Morgan Di Rodi Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 30, 2014)

This volume contains selected papers from the XV International Graduate Conference, highlighting the latest scholarship from a new generation of Late Antique and Byzantine scholars from around the world. The...


House of Lords Reform: A History

by Peter Raina Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 12, 2014)

Volume 3 of Peter Raina’s magisterial history covers the 1960s and draws on newly released documents. In astonishing detail, it traces new plans drawn up during the Macmillan-Wilson era to reform the House...


Care and Conflict

by Lawrence Cohen Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 27, 2014)

Norwood, an Anglo-Jewish childcare institution founded in the late nineteenth century, was one of several hundred such institutions in the UK, but the only Jewish one. Throughout its history, Norwood had the...


‘Tickling the Palate’

by Máirtin Mac Con Iomaire & Eamon Maher Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 14, 2014)

This volume of essays, which originated in the inaugural Dublin Gastronomy Symposium held in the Dublin Institute of Technology in June 2012, offers fascinating insights into the significant role played by gastronomy...


The Italians Who Built Toronto

by Stefano Agnoletto Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 17, 2014)

After World War II, hundreds of thousands of Italians emigrated to Toronto. This book describes their labour, business, social and cultural history as they settled in their new home. It addresses fundamental...


Patterns of Patronage in Renaissance Rome

by Paul Gwynne Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 30, 2015)

This book is also available as a set, together with Volume II.

Please visit www.peterlang.com/view/product/84550

Patterns of Patronage in Renaissance Rome is the first full-length study of the life and works...


A Daring Venture

by Peter Raina Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 12, 2014)

At the height of the Second World War, Hitler’s Deputy, Rudolf Hess, made a dramatic solo flight to the British Isles. His arrival there was sensational news – and it baffled everyone. Why had he come?

Hess...


The Paris Fine Art Salon/Le Salon, 1791–1881

by James Kearns & Alister Mill Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 31, 2015)

Following on from « Ce Salon à quoi tout se ramène »: Le Salon de peinture et de sculpture, 1791–1890, published in 2010 as an earlier volume in this series, this volume contains a selection of the papers...


Contested Borders

by Ilir Kalemaj Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 03, 2014)

This book argues that power struggles between internal and diasporic elites play a central role in the development of political agendas that have the potential to shift national borders. The author uses Albania...


Alternative Worlds

by Ricarda Vidal & Ingo Cornils Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 22, 2014)

In an attempt to counteract the doom and gloom of the economic crisis and the politicians’ overused dictum that ‘there is no alternative’, this interdisciplinary collection presents a number of alternative...


The Long Seventh Century

by Alessandro Gnasso, Emanuele E. Intagliata & Thomas J. MacMaster Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 19, 2015)

This volume represents a selection of papers presented at the 2013 Edinburgh Seventh Century Colloquium, showcasing the latest scholarship from a rising generation of academics. The volume traverses the globe...


Matters of Time

by ADRIAN MAY & Lisa Jeschke Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (October 16, 2014)

Matters of Time provides an unorthodox array of perspectives on materialist thought and representation in twentieth-century French intellectual culture. Time is figured as the quintessential revolutionary concept,...


Anna Haag and her Secret Diary of the Second World War

by Edward Timms Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 29, 2016)

How was it possible for a well-educated nation to support a regime that made it a crime to think for yourself? This was the key question for the Stuttgart-based author Anna Haag (1888–1982), the democratic...


Death in Modern Scotland, 1855–1955

by Julie Rugg, Peter C. Jupp & Susan Buckham Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 08, 2016)

The period 1855 to 1955 was pivotal for modern Scottish death culture. Within art and literature death was a familiar companion, with its imagined presence charting the fears and expectations behind the public...


Fighting for Britain?

by Juliette Pattinson & Wendy Ugolini Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 31, 2015)

This edited collection focuses on the negotiation of national, geographic and cultural identities during the Second World War among the constituent countries of the United Kingdom. Adopting a four nations approach,...


Galdós and Medicine

by Michael Stannard Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 26, 2015)

Benito Pérez Galdós (1843–1920) is revered as Spain’s greatest nineteenth-century author. Writing in the realist tradition of Dickens, Zola and Balzac, he described life in Madrid with unequalled fidelity....


Echoes of the Rebellion

by Radvan Markus Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 02, 2015)

The 1798 Rebellion, a watershed event in Irish history, has been a source of both inspiration and controversy over the last two centuries and continues to provoke debate up to the present day. The ongoing discussion...


Mapping Berlin

by Frances Mossop Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (September 30, 2015)

This book was the winner of the 2013 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in German Studies.

The Weimar period (1919–1933) generated an immense wealth of writings that recorded impressions of daily life...


Occupying Space in Medieval and Early Modern Britain and Ireland

by Gregory Hulsman & Caoimhe Whelan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 16, 2016)

This collection offers a range of interdisciplinary viewpoints on the occupation of space and theories of place in Britain and Ireland throughout the medieval and early modern periods. It considers space in...


Robert Briscoe

by Kevin McCarthy Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 04, 2015)

This biography reveals the full significance of Robert Briscoe’s influence within the contentious political culture of the early Irish state, as well as reinforcing his importance to the global Zionist rescue...