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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 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...

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,...

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 His diaries from that period, unpublished and largely overlooked until now,...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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New Austrian Film

by Robert von Dassanowsky & Oliver C. Speck Berghahn Books (April 01, 2011)

Out of a film culture originally starved of funds have emerged rich and eclectic works by film-makers that are now achieving the international recognition that they deserve: Barbara Albert, Michael Haneke,...

From the Bonn to the Berlin Republic: Germany at the Twentieth Anniversary of Unification

by Jeffrey Anderson & Eric Langenbacher Berghahn Books (November 01, 2010)

The fall of the Berlin Wall and the unification of East and West Germany in 1989/90 were events of world-historical significance. The twentieth anniversary of this juncture represents an excellent opportunity...

Stardom in Postwar France

by John Gaffney & Diana Holmes Berghahn Books (February 01, 2008)

The 1950s and 1960s were a key moment in the development of postwar France. The period was one of rapid change, derived from post-World War II economic and social modernization; yet many traditional characteristics...

Sexual Knowledge: Feeling, Fact, and Social Reform in Vienna, 1900-1934

by Britta McEwen Berghahn Books (February 01, 2012)

Vienna's unique intellectual, political, and religious traditions had a powerful impact on the transformation of sexual knowledge in the early twentieth century. Whereas turn-of-the-century sexology, as practiced...

Two Lives in Uncertain Times: Facing the Challenges of the 20th Century as Scholars and Citizens

by Wilma Iggers & Georg Iggers Berghahn Books (October 01, 2006)

Published in Association with the German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.

Wilma and Georg Iggers came from different backgrounds, Wilma from a Jewish farming family from the German-speaking border area...

The Year of the Sword

by David Gaunt, Naures Atto & Soner O. Barthoma Berghahn Books (May 01, 2017)

The mass killing of Ottoman Armenians is today widely recognized, both within and outside scholarly circles, as an act of genocide. What is less well known, however, is that it took place within a broader context...

From Eastern Bloc to European Union

by Günther Heydemann & Karel Vodicka Berghahn Books (October 01, 2017)

More than 25 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, the fruits of European integration remain unevenly distributed, especially in those Eastern European nations most dramatically reshaped by democratization...

Fascism without Borders

by Arnd Bauerkamper & Grzegorz Rossoliński-Liebe Berghahn Books (May 01, 2017)

It is one of the great ironies of the history of fascism that, despite their fascination with ultra-nationalism, its adherents understood themselves as members of a transnational political movement. While a...

Genocide in the Ottoman Empire

by George N. Shirinian Berghahn Books (February 01, 2017)

The final years of the Ottoman Empire were catastrophic ones for its non-Turkish, non-Muslim minorities. From 1913 to 1923, its rulers deported, killed, or otherwise persecuted staggering numbers of citizens...

The Greek Exodus from Egypt

by Angelos Dalachanis Berghahn Books (March 30, 2017)

From the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, Greeks comprised one of the largest and most influential minority groups in Egyptian society, yet barely two thousand remain there today. This painstakingly...

Different Germans, Many Germanies

by Konrad H. Jarausch, Harald Wenzel & Karin Goihl Berghahn Books (December 01, 2016)

As much as any other nation, Germany has long been understood in terms of totalizing narratives. For Anglo-American observers in particular, the legacies of two world wars still powerfully define twentieth-century...

The Monumental Nation

by Bálint Varga Berghahn Books (December 01, 2016)

From the 1860s onward, Habsburg Hungary attempted a massive project of cultural assimilation to impose a unified national identity on its diverse populations. In one of the more quixotic episodes in this "Magyarization,"...

The Making of the Greek Genocide

by Erik Sjöberg Berghahn Books (November 01, 2016)

During and after World War I, over one million Ottoman Greeks were expelled from Turkey, a watershed moment in Greek history that resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths. And while few dispute the expulsion's...

Lobbying Hitler

by Matt Bera Berghahn Books (January 01, 2016)

From 1933 onward, Nazi Germany undertook massive and unprecedented industrial integration, submitting an entire economic sector to direct state oversight. This innovative study explores how German professionals...

Slavery and Antislavery in Spain's Atlantic Empire

by Josep M. Fradera & Christopher Schmidt-Nowara† Berghahn Books (June 01, 2013)

African slavery was pervasive in Spain's Atlantic empire yet remained in the margins of the imperial economy until the end of the eighteenth century when the plantation revolution in the Caribbean colonies...

Remaking France

by Brian A. McKenzie Berghahn Books (October 01, 2005)

Public diplomacy, neglected following the end of the Cold War, is once again a central tool of American foreign policy. This book, examining as it does the Marshall Plan as the form of public diplomacy of the...