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Beyond the Trenches – The Social and Cultural Impact of the Great War

by Elzbieta Katarzyna Dzikowska, Agata G. Handley & Piotr Zawilski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 10, 2017)

This collection of articles is the outcome of extensive investigations into archival materials, concerning the involvement of various nations in the Great War. The authors analyse the wartime experiences of...


Hero, Conspiracy, and Death: The Jewish Lectures

by Maria Janion Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 23, 2014)

With Hero, Conspiracy and Death: The Jewish Lectures, the author has written a book of sweeping significance for readers interested in Polish history, Jewish history, and the Holocaust in which she asks troubling...


Birth of the Intelligentsia – 1750–1831

by Maciej Janowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

The three-part work provides a first synthetic account of the history of the Polish intelligentsia from the days of its formation to World War I. Part one (1750–1831) traces the formation of the intelligentsia...


In Defence of Christianity

by Jakob Engberg, Anders-Christian Jacobsen & Jörg Ulrich Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 20, 2014)

In Defence of Christianity examines the early Christian apologists in their context in thirteen articles divided in four parts. Part I provides an introduction to apology and apologetics in antiquity, an overview...


Sous les pavés … The Troubles

by Chris Reynolds Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 15, 2014)

Recent studies on the impact of 1968 have focussed on transnational perspectives. The scope and nature of the rebellions go far beyond the stereotypical frameworks that have dominated traditional representations....


Between State and Church

by Wojciech Kriegseisen, Bartosz Wójcik & Alex Shannon Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 11, 2015)

The different theoretical notions and practices of the relations between the state and religious communities in early modern Europe constitute one of the most interesting problems in historiography. Moving away...


Allies or Enemies

by Patrycia Jakobczyk-Adamczyk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

Spanish-British relations changed during the first three decades of the 19th century. Both states emerged victorious from the Napoleonic wars and were united by the alliance, but their respective strength was...


Chauvinism, Polish Style

by Grzegorz Krzywiec & Jaroslaw Garlinski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 22, 2016)

The book addresses the genesis of Polish integral nationalism and the role of Roman Dmowski as a co-founder of this phenomenon in the development of Polish political thought at the fin-de-siècle. Based on extensive...


At the Crossroads: 1865–1918

by Magdalena Micinska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

The three-part work provides a first synthetic account of the history of the Polish intelligentsia from the days of its formation to World War I. The third part deals with the period between 1865 and 1918. It...


The Vicious Circle 1832–1864

by Jerzy Jedlicki Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

The three-part work provides a first synthetic account of the history of the Polish intelligentsia from the days of its formation to World War I. Part two (1832-1864) analyses the growing importance of the intelligentsia...


Studies on Socialist Realism

by Anna Artwinska, Bartlomiej Starnawski & Grzegorz Wolowiec Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2016)

This anthology presents a selection of texts on Polish socialist realist literature, written from the early 1980s to date. They depict a comprehensive picture of this literary phenomenon: starting from its holistic...


Testaments, Donations, and the Values of Books as Gifts

by Janika Bischof Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 10, 2014)

Why were books considered valuable in the Middle Ages? This study focuses on medieval testaments and donation records from England before 1450 to investigate this question. The primary sources and datable records...


Totalitarian Speech

by Michal Glowinski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 28, 2014)

Totalitarian Speech brings together a range of texts on totalitarian manipulations of language. The author analyzes various phenomena, from the hateful rhetoric of Nazi Germany to the obfuscating newspeak of...


Henry James and the Art of Auto/biography

by Miroslawa Buchholtz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 30, 2014)

Henry James (1843–1916) has been widely acclaimed for the elegance of his prose, the incisiveness of his social comment, and the subtlety of his psychological analyses. Whereas James’s tales and novels have...


Classroom Struggle

by Marcelo Caruso Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 20, 2015)

During the institutionalization of mass schooling in the 19th century, teaching large groups of children became both a necessity and a matter of regulation. For officials and inspectors the systematization of...


European Solidarity with Chile- 1970s – 1980s

by Kim Christiaens, Idesbald Goddeeris & Magaly Rodriguez Garcia Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 15, 2014)

The overthrow of the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende and the coming to power of a military regime led by Augusto Pinochet on 11 September 1973 drew worldwide attention towards Chile. The...


History of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

by Urszula Augustyniak & Iwo Hryniewicz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 30, 2015)

The book presents an outline of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from the 16th to the 18th century and offers a view of the realities of political life, organization of the judiciary, the economy, coexistence...


Arrested Mourning

by Zofia Woycicka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 10, 2014)

«Analyzing the earliest debates over the memory of Nazi camps, the author makes an important contribution to the study of their origin, reducing the existing asymmetry in our knowledge on the relevant phenomena...


The Flow of Ideas

by Andrzej Walicki Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 09, 2015)

This history of Russian thought was first published in Polish in 1973 and subsequently appeared 2005 in a revised and expanded publication. The current volume begins with Enlightenment thought and Westernization...


The Past in the Present

by Robert Traba Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 23, 2014)

What do we remember from our national past and why? What are the dangers of history being (mis-)appropriated by politicians? Past in the Present provides a critical analysis of recent disputes over Polish historiography....


Veterans, Victims, and Memory

by Joanna Wawrzyniak & Simon Lewis Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 11, 2015)

In the vast literature on how the Second World War has been remembered in Europe, research into what happened in communist Poland, a country most affected by the war, is surprisingly scarce. The long gestation...


Memory as Burden and Liberation

by Anna Wolff-Poweska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 02, 2014)

This book examines both the obvious and less obvious ways in which Germans struggle with their Nazi past. It embraces only a small part of a complex problem, which is impossible for an individual author to grasp...


Water, Towns and People

by Urszula Sowina & Justyna Woldanska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 18, 2015)

The book describes the functions of water in Polish towns from the late Middle Ages to the beginning of the Early-Modern Era against a wide European background. It presents the issue of water supply in the context...


Innovations in Refugee Protection

by Luise Druke Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 02, 2015)

This compendium synthesizes innovations of the UN High Commissioners for Refugees (UNHCR) since 1951. The book bridges the gap between academic and field work and uses Joseph Nye’s concept of «soft power»...


The History of Linguistic Thought and Language Use in 16 th  Century Slovenia

by Kozma Ahacic Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 12, 2014)

This book is the first work on this topic to have been published in English and is thus brought before the international public. A preliminary sociolinguistic survey of the major issues concerning language use...


Criminal Law Dealing with Hate Crimes

by Christine Marie Shavers Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 15, 2014)

This study aims at providing a contribution to the current issue of hate crime. It analyzes the possibilities which are served by the German and the US American law to penalize bias-motivated crimes, while considering...


Konsum und Imagination- Tales of Commerce and Imagination

by Godela Weiss-Sussex & Ulrike Zitzlsperger Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 09, 2015)

Das Warenhaus war über Deutschland hinaus bis in die 1930er-Jahre einer der kulturgeschichtlich bedeutendsten Ansatzpunkte für die Auseinandersetzung mit der Moderne und der Konsumkultur. Die Autoren und Autorinnen...


Copernicus: Platonist Astronomer-Philosopher

by Matjaz Vesel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2014)

In 1543, Copernicus publicly defended geokinetic and heliocentric universe. This book examines why and how he became a Copernican and what his affirmation of heliocentrism means in the context of the Scientific...


The Physician as a Rebellious Intellectual

by N. Peter Joosse Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2014)

The medical section of the Kitab al-Na?i?atayn or Book of the Two Pieces of Advice by the medieval author cAbd al-Latif ibn Yusuf al-Baghdadi (1162-1231) challenges the idea that Arabic-Islamic medicine declined...


A Degenerate World

by Jerzy Jedlicki, Tristan Korecki & Elena Rozbicka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2016)

Modernism and pessimism seem to go hand in hand. What are the sources of the historical pessimism we see in the legions of writers and thinkers over the past three centuries who saw modern civilization as degenerate...


Prostitution

by Frank Jacob Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 01, 2016)

Prostitution ist scheinbar genauso alt wie die Menschheit selbst und gilt nicht von ungefähr als das «älteste Gewerbe» überhaupt. Dieser Band versteht sich als interdisziplinäre, chronologisch sowie global...


Five Partings of Way in World History

by Gottfried Schramm Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 22, 2014)

This comparative analysis argues that there were four or, more likely, five major turning points of world history, whose lasting effects are being felt to this day. These turning points show striking resemblances...


Psychological Machinery

by Martin Jelinek, Dalibor Voboril & Petr Kveton Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 30, 2014)

The book covers the topic of experimental instrumentation at the turn of the 20th century. The authors introduce the role of instruments in the process of establishing psychology as a science. They concentrate...


Italians in Early Modern Poland

by Wojciech Tygielski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 20, 2015)

The book provides a panorama of Italian migrants’ activities in Polish economy, political life and, above all, culture. The motivations of Italians who decided to travel to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth...


Evoking Polish Memory

by Anna Witeska-Mlynarczyk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 22, 2014)

The book offers an interdisciplinary but very grounded look at the question of memory politics in contemporary Poland. It describes the conflicting ways in which two groups of people – the former anti-communist...


Familial Discourses in «The Book of Margery Kempe»

by Raphaela Rohrhofer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 15, 2014)

The Book of Margery Kempe (ca. 1438) offers an illuminating account of late medieval female spirituality, affective devotion and subversion. This study approaches Margery Kempe’s roles in her earthly, heavenly...


Henry James Goes to War

by Miroslawa Buchholtz, Dorota Guttfeld & Grzegorz Koneczniak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2014)

Within the past decades, Henry James has been seen going to the movies and to Paris, both far more likely destinations for him than battlefields of the modern world. Sending him off to war seems to be a preposterous...


Jews and Non-Jews: Memories and Interactions from the Perspective of Cultural Studies

by Lucyna Aleksandrowicz-Pedich & Jacek Partyka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 28, 2015)

The book adds new studies of memories and interactions between Jews and non-Jews to the historical and cultural research on this topic. It gathers in one volume the results of work by scholars from several countries,...


Common or Divided Security?

by Carlo Masala, Rolf Tamnes & Robin Allers Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 17, 2014)

Twenty-five years after the end of the Cold War, Euro-Atlantic security is under pressure. Faced with major geopolitical shifts, instability at its frontiers and financial crisis at home, the European nations...


Antisemitism in an Era of Transition

by François Guesnet & Gwen Jones Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 14, 2014)

The post-Communist transition in Eastern Central Europe has brought about democratic reform, liberalized economies and accession to the European Union, but also the emergence of political movements that revert...


Collected Essays on War, Holocaust and the Crisis of Communism

by Jan Tomasz Gross Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 11, 2014)

The author undertakes an intellectual journey into the hidden past of the Polish history after 1939. He deals with Holocaust, collaboration, totalitarian rule, crisis of communism in Eastern Europe as well as...


Germans in Tonga

by James Bade Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 11, 2014)

Germans in Tonga is the culmination of an eight-year research project in which the author and his team of researchers gathered biographical material on Germans in Tonga. There are four main sources: the British...


Space and Location in the Circulation of Knowledge (1400–1800)

by Marion Eggert, Felix Siegmund & Dennis Würthner Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 05, 2014)

In response to the recent surge of interest in studying epistemic transfers and changes, this volume assembles an interdisciplinary range of articles that look at the production, consumption and dissemination...


Eastern Europe: Continuity and Change (1987–1995)

by Irena Grudzinska-Gross & Andrzej W. Tymowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 19, 2014)

The book consists of articles from East European Politics and Societies, a journal published in the United States that first appeared in 1987. This selection is composed of papers written by the journal’s...


Describing Who?

by Joanna Auron-Gorska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

«Describing Who?» reveals the significance of photographs taken in contemporary Poland by professional American, French and Israeli Jewish photographers. Writing critically from the vantage point of her Polish...


Visions of Europe

by Gail K. Hart & Anke S. Biendarra Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 14, 2014)

How do we as scholars envision Europe? Participants in a two-day research symposium bring a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary responses to this complex question. Distinguished US scholars address...


Found in Multiculturalism

by Lukasz Sorokowski & Izabela Handzlik Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 20, 2014)

This book aims to assemble a variety of perspectives that have shaped the development of multicultural studies over the last years, and which today attempt at comprising the main contending lines of approach...


The Legacy of Polish Solidarity

by Andrzej Rychard & Gabriel Motzkin Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

Polish Solidarity was a phenomenon combining a trade union, a social movement and general ideas of freedom and solidarity. Led by Lech Walesa it contributed greatly to the evolution of the old system and to...


Romani Pentecostalism

by David Thurfjell & Adrian Marsh Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 10, 2014)

A charismatic Christian revival is sweeping through the Romani communities of Europe. Since the early 1950s, Romani peoples across Europe have organized themselves in charismatic congregations and today, although...


Designing Democracy

by Kathleen Hooper Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 30, 2014)

How can firmly established democracies aid and support emerging democracies? Historically, where has this been done? This book looks at the American Information Centers and their involvement in democratic re-education...