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Fighting the Cold War in Post-Blockade, Pre-Wall Berlin: Behind Enemy Lines

Fighting the Cold War in Post-Blockade, Pre-Wall Berlin: Behind Enemy Lines

1st Edition

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Mark Fenemore
September 13, 2019

As fought in 1950s Berlin, the cold war was a many-headed monster. Winning stomachs with enticing consumption was as important as winning hearts and minds with persuasive propaganda. Demonstrators not only fought the police in the streets; they were swayed one way or another by cultural competition...

1989 and the West: Western Europe since the End of the Cold War

1989 and the West: Western Europe since the End of the Cold War

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Eleni Braat, Pepijn Corduwener
July 31, 2019

Back in 1989, many anticipated that the End of the Cold War would usher in the ‘end of history’ characterized by the victory of democracy and capitalism. At the thirtieth anniversary of this momentous event, this book challenges this assumption. It studies the most recent era of contemporary...

Circles of the Russian Revolution: Internal and International Consequences of the Year 1917 in Russia

Circles of the Russian Revolution: Internal and International Consequences of the Year 1917 in Russia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Łukasz Adamski, Bartłomiej Gajos
June 20, 2019

This volume provides the English-speaking reader with little-known perspectives of Central and Eastern European historians on the topic of the Russian Revolution. Whereas research into the Soviet Union’s history has flourished at Western universities, the contribution of Central and Eastern...

Mobility in the Russian, Central and East European Past

Mobility in the Russian, Central and East European Past

1st Edition

Róisín Healy
March 28, 2019

The "new mobilities paradigm" which emerged at the beginning of the twenty-first century has identified mobility as a process intrinsic to the human experience and fundamental to the formation of social and political structures. This volume breaks new ground by demonstrating the role of the journey...

National indifference and the History of Nationalism in Modern Europe

National indifference and the History of Nationalism in Modern Europe

1st Edition

Maarten van Ginderachter, Jon Fox
February 05, 2019

National indifference is one of the most innovative notions historians have brought to the study of nationalism in recent years. The concept questions the mass character of nationalism in East Central Europe at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth century. Ordinary people were not in thrall to...

Food and Age in Europe, 1800-2000

Food and Age in Europe, 1800-2000

1st Edition

Tenna Jensen, Caroline Nyvang, Peter Scholliers, Peter J. Atkins
February 05, 2019

People eat and drink very differently throughout their life. Each stage has diets with specific ingredients, preparations, palates, meanings and settings. Moreover, physicians, authorities and general observers have particular views on what and how to eat according to age. All this has changed...

Refugees, Human Rights and Realpolitik: The Clandestine Immigration of Jewish Refugees from Italy to Palestine, 1945-1948

Refugees, Human Rights and Realpolitik: The Clandestine Immigration of Jewish Refugees from Italy to Palestine, 1945-1948

1st Edition

Daphna Sharfman
January 16, 2019

This book presents a multidimensional case study of international human rights in the immediate post-Second World War period, and the way in which complex refugee problems created by the war were often in direct competition with strategic interests and national sovereignty. The case study is the...

Utopia and Dissent in West Germany: The Resurgence of the Politics of Everyday Life in the Long 1960s

Utopia and Dissent in West Germany: The Resurgence of the Politics of Everyday Life in the Long 1960s

1st Edition

Mia Lee
January 08, 2019

Just as Chancellor Konrad Adenauer was seeking re-election on a campaign of "no experiments," art avant-garde groups in West Germany were reviving the utopian impulse to unite art and society. Utopia and Dissent in West Germany examines these groups and their legacy. Postwar artists built...

Greeks without Greece: Homelands, Belonging, and Memory amongst the Expatriated Greeks of Turkey

Greeks without Greece: Homelands, Belonging, and Memory amongst the Expatriated Greeks of Turkey

1st Edition

Huw Halstead
November 15, 2018

Faced with discrimination in Turkey, the Greeks of Istanbul and Imbros overwhelmingly left the country of their birth in the years c.1940–1980 to resettle in Greece, where they received something of a lukewarm reception from the government and segments of the population. This book explores the...

The Mediterranean Double-Cross System, 1941-1945

The Mediterranean Double-Cross System, 1941-1945

1st Edition

Brett Lintott
October 23, 2018

This book describes and analyzes the history of the Mediterranean "Double-Cross System" of the Second World War, an intelligence operation run primarily by British officers which turned captured German spies into double agents. Through a complex system of coordination, they were utilized from 1941...

Bringing Cold War Democracy to West Berlin: A Shared German–American Project, 1940–1972

Bringing Cold War Democracy to West Berlin: A Shared German–American Project, 1940–1972

1st Edition

Scott H. Krause
September 19, 2018

Within the span of a generation, Nazi Germany’s former capital, Berlin, found a new role as a symbol of freedom and resilient democracy in the Cold War. This book unearths how this remarkable transformation resulted from a network of liberal American occupation officials, and returned émigrés, or...

Divided Village: The Cold War in the German Borderlands

Divided Village: The Cold War in the German Borderlands

1st Edition

Jason B. Johnson
August 23, 2018

In 1983, then-US Vice President George H.W. Bush delivered a speech in London. He had just been in West Berlin and spoke about his first visit to the Berlin Wall. Bush then went on to describe another German wall he saw after Berlin: "if anything, that wall was an even greater obscenity than its...

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