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Germany and the Middle East

by Rolf Steininger Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

For over a century, the Middle East has weathered seemingly endless conflicts, ensnaring political players from around the world. And perhaps no nation has displayed a greater range of policies toward, and...


Humanitarianism and Media

by Johannes Paulmann Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

For as long as humanitarianism has been understood as a distinct human endeavor, mass media have helped to shape its forms, strategies, and contexts, whether mobilizing public sentiment over suffering in distant...


The CSCE and the End of the Cold War

by Nicolas Badalassi & Sarah B. Snyder Berghahn Books (November 01, 2018)

Since its inception, the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe has faced controversy. Today it is widely regarded as a contributing factor in the end of the Cold War, with some observers even claiming...


From Weimar to Hitler

by Hermann Beck & Larry Eugene Jones Berghahn Books (November 01, 2018)

Though often depicted as a rapid political transformation, the Nazi seizure of power was in fact a slow process, beginning with the appointment of the Papen cabinet in the early summer of 1932 and extending...


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. Häberlen, 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...


Divided History

by Frank Bösch 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...


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...


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....


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...


History and Belonging

by Stefan Berger & Caner Tekin Berghahn Books (June 13, 2018)

In cultural and intellectual terms, one of the EU's most important objectives in pursuing unification has been to develop a common historical narrative of Europe. Across ten compelling case studies, this volume...


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...


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 Virago Story

by Catherine Riley Berghahn Books (April 01, 2018)

The 1970s witnessed a renaissance in women's print culture, as feminist presses and bookshops sprang up in the wake of the second-wave women's movement. At four decades' remove from that heady era, however,...


Memorializing the GDR

by Anna Saunders Berghahn Books (May 23, 2018)

Since unification, eastern Germany has witnessed a rapidly changing memorial landscape, as the fate of former socialist monuments has been hotly debated and new commemorative projects have met with fierce controversy....


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,...


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...


Ruptures in the Everyday

by Andrew Stuart Bergerson, Leonard Schmieding & Atg26 Berghahn Books (July 01, 2017)

During the twentieth century, Germans experienced a long series of major and often violent disruptions in their everyday lives. Such chronic instability and precipitous change made it difficult for them to...


Contesting Deregulation

by Knud Andresen & Stefan Müller Berghahn Books (September 01, 2017)

Few would argue that many Western industrial democracies undertook extensive deregulation in the 1970s and 1980s. Yet this narrative, in its most familiar form, depends upon several historiographical assumptions...


The Persistence of Race

by Lara Day & Oliver Haag Berghahn Books (October 01, 2017)

Race in 20th-century German history is an inescapable topic, one that has been defined overwhelmingly by the narratives of degeneracy that prefigured the Nuremberg Laws and death camps of the Third Reich. As...


The Devil's Wheels: Men and Motorcycling in the Weimar Republic

by Sasha Disko Berghahn Books (August 01, 2016)

During the high days of modernization fever, among the many disorienting changes Germans experienced in the Weimar Republic was an unprecedented mingling of consumption and identity: increasingly, what one...


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...


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...


Sugarlandia Revisited: Sugar and Colonialism in Asia and the Americas, 1800-1940

by Ulbe Bosma, Juan A. Giusti-Cordero & G. Roger Knight Berghahn Books (October 01, 2007)

Sugar was the single most valuable bulk commodity traded internationally before oil became the world's prime resource. From the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, cane sugar production was pre-eminent in...


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...


Daily Life in the Abyss

by Vahé Tachjian Berghahn Books (May 01, 2017)

Historical research into the Armenian Genocide has grown tremendously in recent years, but much of it has focused on large-scale questions related to Ottoman policy or the scope of the killing. Consequently,...


Poland Daily

by Ewa Mazierska Berghahn Books (June 01, 2017)

Like many Eastern European countries, Poland has seen a succession of divergent economic and political regimes over the last century, from prewar "embedded capitalism," through the state socialism of the Soviet...


Reluctant Skeptic

by Harry T. Craver Berghahn Books (February 01, 2017)

The journalist and critic Siegfried Kracauer is best remembered today for his investigations of film and other popular media, and for his seminal influence on Frankfurt School thinkers like Theodor Adorno....


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...


Metaphors of Spain

by Javier Moreno-Luzón & Xosé M. Núñez Seixas Berghahn Books (February 01, 2017)

The history of twentieth-century Spanish nationalism is a complex one, placing a set of famously distinctive regional identities against a backdrop of religious conflict, separatist violence, and the autocratic...


International Organizations and Environmental Protection

by Wolfram Kaiser & Jan-Henrik Meyer Berghahn Books (December 01, 2016)

Pollution, resource depletion, habitat management, and climate change are all issues that necessarily transcend national boundaries. Accordingly, they and other environmental concerns have been a particular...


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 Devil's Riches

by Jared Poley Berghahn Books (February 01, 2016)

A seeming constant in the history of capitalism, greed has nonetheless undergone considerable transformations over the last five hundred years. This multilayered account offers a fresh take on an old topic,...


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...


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...


State and Minorities in Communist East Germany

by Mike Dennis & Norman Laporte Berghahn Books (August 01, 2011)

Based on interviews and the voluminous materials in the archives of the SED, the Stasi and central and regional authorities, this volume focuses on several contrasting minorities (Jehovah's Witnesses, Jews,...


Raising Citizens in the 'Century of the Child'

by Dirk Schumann Berghahn Books (September 01, 2010)

The 20th century, declared at its start to be the "Century of the Child" by Swedish author Ellen Key, saw an unprecedented expansion of state activity in and expert knowledge on child-rearing on both sides...


The Fateful Alliance

by Hermann Beck Berghahn Books (April 01, 2008)

On 30 January 1933, Alfred Hugenberg's conservative German National People's Party (DNVP) formed a coalition government with the Nazi Party, thus enabling Hitler to accede to the chancellorship. This book analyzes...


Weimar Radicals: Nazis and Communists between Authenticity and Performance

by Timothy Scott Brown Berghahn Books (April 01, 2009)

Exploring the gray zone of infiltration and subversion in which the Nazi and Communist parties sought to influence and undermine each other, this book offers a fresh perspective on the relationship between...


Dynamics of Memory and Identity in Contemporary Europe

by Eric Langenbacher, Bill Niven & Ruth Wittlinger Berghahn Books (March 01, 2013)

The collapse of the Iron Curtain, the renationalization of eastern Europe, and the simultaneous eastward expansion of the European Union have all impacted the way the past is remembered in today's eastern Europe....