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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 Andre Naffis-Sahely & Robert Selby 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...


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...


«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 Gerald Morgan & Nicolas Jacobs 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...


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...


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...


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...


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 Thomas J. MacMaster, Emanuele E. Intagliata & Alessandro Gnasso 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 Lisa Jeschke & ADRIAN MAY 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,...


Death in Modern Scotland, 1855–1955

by Susan Buckham, Peter C. Jupp & Julie Rugg 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...


Chateaubriand

by Malcolm Scott Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 02, 2014)

This reassessment of Chateaubriand’s literary and political achievements, offered as an intellectual biography of the writer, is centred on the concept of change and Chateaubriand’s emotional suspicion of...


The Dark Side of Diderot / Le Diderot des ombres

by James Hanrahan & Síofra Pierse Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 29, 2015)

This collection of essays investigates the darker aspects of Diderot, writer, art critic, philosopher and encyclopédiste. The chapters focus on the schism between positive images of the Enlightenment and an...


House of Lords Reform: A History

by Peter Raina Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 13, 2015)

Peter Raina’s magnificent history of Lords reform has already brought into the public domain a mass of original documents and thrown light on the debates they fuelled. In Volume 4 he brings his study up to...


The Men with Broken Faces

by Marjorie Gehrhardt Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 30, 2015)

Facially wounded servicemen were perhaps the ultimate victims of the First World War. They became walking reminders of the conflict and their experiences reveal the impact of the war not only on the combatants...


Visions of Ireland

by B. Mairéad Pratschke Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 03, 2015)

The Amharc Éireann film series (literally translated as Views/Visions of Ireland) was a cultural nationalist project sponsored by Gael Linn, an organization whose mandate was the revitalization of the Irish...


Patterns of Patronage in Renaissance Rome

by Paul Gwynne Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 20, 2015)

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

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 of...


The Life and Ministry of Prophet Garrick Sokari Braide

by Chinonyerem Chijioke Ekebuisi Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 22, 2014)

This study investigates the life and activities of Garrick Sokari Idikatima Braide, an African prophet, missionary and revivalist, in the evangelization of the Niger Delta area of Nigeria from 1890 to 1920....


«New Portuguese Letters» to the World

by Ana Luísa Amaral, Ana Paula Ferreira & Marinela Freitas Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 03, 2015)

Published in 1972, New Portuguese Letters addressed censored issues – such as the colonial war, immigration, the Catholic Church, violence, and the legal and social status of women – becoming a symbol of...


Football, Ethnicity and Community

by Paul Ian Campbell Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 08, 2016)

Winner of the British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2017

This book is a case study of an African-Caribbean-founded football club, Meadebrook Cavaliers, from the English East Midlands....


Transnational Revolutionaries

by David Doolin Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 18, 2015)

The organization of several thousand Irish American men into a military outfit, which then attempted to invade Canada from within the United States, is a significant historical event that remains largely unexplored...


The Unfortunate Endeavours of Charles Henry Brown

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

This is the biography of a pioneer aeronaut, Charles Henry Brown, whose life-long obsession with aerostation took him from his native Great Britain to Australia and India. The story of his quest for recognition...