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Musical Culture and the Spirit of Irish Nationalism, 1848–1972

Musical Culture and the Spirit of Irish Nationalism, 1848–1972

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Richard Parfitt
August 16, 2019

Musical Culture and the Spirit of Irish Nationalism is the first comprehensive history of music’s relationship with Irish nationalist politics. Addressing rebel songs, traditional music and dance, national anthems and protest song, the book draws upon an unprecedented volume of material to explore...

Who Was William Hickey?: A Crafted Life in Georgian England and Imperial India

Who Was William Hickey?: A Crafted Life in Georgian England and Imperial India

1st Edition

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James Farr
August 15, 2019

This book analyzes an example of life-writing, an autobiography that was written in the early nineteenth century and will appeal to readers of many disciplines who are interested in understanding the interconnectedness of memory, textual narrative, and ideas of selfhood. Moreover, this book...

Post-Soviet Nostalgia: Confronting the Empire’s Legacies

Post-Soviet Nostalgia: Confronting the Empire’s Legacies

1st Edition

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Otto Boele, Boris Noordenbos, Ksenia Robbe
August 13, 2019

Bringing together scholars from Russia, the United States and Europe, this collection of essays is the first to explore the slippery phenomenon of post-Soviet nostalgia by studying it as a discursive practice serving a wide variety of ideological agendas. The authors demonstrate how feelings of...

Revolutionary Ukraine, 1917-2017: History’s Flashpoints and Today’s Memory Wars

Revolutionary Ukraine, 1917-2017: History’s Flashpoints and Today’s Memory Wars

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Myroslav Shkandrij
July 22, 2019

This book examines four dramatic periods that have shaped not only Ukrainian, but also Soviet and Russian history over the last hundred years: the revolutionary struggles of 1917-20, Stalin’s "second" revolution of 1928-33, the mobilization of revolutionary nationalists during the Second World War,...

Aboriginal Protection and Its Intermediaries in Britain’s Antipodean Colonies

Aboriginal Protection and Its Intermediaries in Britain’s Antipodean Colonies

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Samuel Furphy, Amanda Nettelbeck
July 10, 2019

This collection brings together world-leading and emerging scholars to explore how the concept of "protection" was applied to Indigenous peoples of Britain’s antipodean colonies. Tracing evolutions in protection from the 1830s until the end of the nineteenth century, the contributors map the...

The Greening of the City: Urban Parks and Public Leisure, 1840-1939

The Greening of the City: Urban Parks and Public Leisure, 1840-1939

1st Edition

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Carole A. O'Reilly
June 06, 2019

Urban parks are a much-loved feature of the city environment. However, our knowledge of the true scale of their impact remains uneven. Much work has been done on their origins and design features, but this book aims to extend this beyond the nineteenth century, examining the fuller flowering of...

Children and Globalization: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Children and Globalization: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

1st Edition

Hoda Mahmoudi, Steven Mintz
April 26, 2019

Globalization has carried vast consequences for the lives of children. It has spurred unprecedented waves of immigration, contributed to far-reaching transformations in the organization, structure, and dynamics of family life, and profoundly altered trajectories of growing up. Equally important,...

Heroism as a Global Phenomenon in Contemporary Culture

Heroism as a Global Phenomenon in Contemporary Culture

1st Edition

Barbara Korte, Simon Wendt, Nicole Falkenhayner
March 26, 2019

Heroes and heroic discourse have gained new visibility in the twenty-first century. This is noted in recent research on the heroic, but it has been largely ignored that heroism is increasingly a global phenomenon both in terms of production and consumption. This edited collection aims to bridge...

The Body in History, Culture, and the Arts

The Body in History, Culture, and the Arts

1st Edition

Justyna Jajszczok, Aleksandra Musiał
March 26, 2019

The aim of this book is to explore the body in various historical contexts and to take it as a point of departure for broader historiographical projects. The chapters in the volume present the ways in which the body constitutes a valuable and productive object of historical analysis, especially as...

A History of Shaolin: Buddhism, Kung Fu and Identity

A History of Shaolin: Buddhism, Kung Fu and Identity

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Lu Zhouxiang
March 12, 2019

Shaolin Monastery at Mount Song is considered the epicentre of the Chan school of Buddhism. It is also well known for its martial arts tradition and has long been regarded as a special cultural heritage site and an important symbol of the Chinese nation. This book is the first scholarly work in...

The History of the Vespa: An Italian Miracle

The History of the Vespa: An Italian Miracle

1st Edition

Andrea Rapini
January 29, 2019

Despite the symbolic capital and the global commercial success of the Vespa scooter, there is no academic book dealing with its history, only literature produced by the company itself or by scooter enthusiasts. The origins of the Vespa are shrouded in mist, entrusted more to myth than to historical...

A History of Euphoria: The Perception and Misperception of Health and Well-Being

A History of Euphoria: The Perception and Misperception of Health and Well-Being

1st Edition

Christopher Milnes
December 13, 2018

Very few people have not at some point in their lives believed themselves or their loved ones to be reasonably healthy when, in "reality", sickness was encroaching or never went away. Health has been deceiving us for thousands of years, but rarely have we entirely dispensed with it as a concept....

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