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Childhood in the Late Ottoman Empire and After

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Book Series: The Ottoman Empire and its Heritage ISBN: 9789004293120 9789004305809 Year: Volume: 59 Pages: 304 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_613397 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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This title, in its entirety, is available online in Open Access. This volume explores the ways childhood was experienced, lived and remembered in the late Ottoman Empire and its successor states in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when rapid change placed unprecedented demands on the young.

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Dutch Atlantic Connections, 1680-1800

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Book Series: Atlantic World ISBN: 9789004271326 9789004271319 Year: Volume: 29 Pages: 452 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_613427 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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This title is available online in its entirety in Open Access. Dutch Atlantic Connections reevaluates the role of the Dutch in the Atlantic between 1680-1800. It shows how pivotal the Dutch were for the functioning of the Atlantic sytem by highlighting both economic and cultural contributions to the Atlantic world.

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The Dynastic Centre and the Provinces

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Book Series: Rulers & Elites ISBN: 9789004251489 9789004272095 Year: Volume: 5 Pages: 256 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_613364 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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The dynastic centre and the provinces were linked by agents and ritual occasions. This book includes contributions by specialists examining these connections in late imperial China, early modern Europe, and the Ottoman empire, suggesting important revisions and an agenda for comparison. This title is available online in its entirety in Open Access

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A Journal of Three Months’ Walk in Persia in 1884 by Captain John Compton Pyne

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Book Series: Iranian Studies Series ISBN: 9789087282622 9789087282820 Year: DOI: doi.org/10.24415/9789087282622 Language: English
Publisher: Leiden University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100444
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A primary source on a journey to Persia by Captain John Compton Pyne in 1884 revealing the West’s fascination with the Middle East in Victorian times. The book includes an introduction by the editors and a transcription of the manuscript with notes and the original illustrations, mainly watercolours. An important historical document and eye-witness account pertaining to Iran, anthropology, area studies, study of ‘orientalism’ and colonialism, and for historians.

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A Gentle Occupation

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ISBN: 9789087282226 9789087282912 Year: DOI: doi.org/10.24415/9789087282226 Language: English
Publisher: Leiden University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101212
Subject: History
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A Gentle Occupation analyses Dutch military operations in the aftermath of the 2003 US-led invasion in Iraq. It raises the question why, in contrast to most allied troops elsewhere in Iraq, Dutch forces in Al Muthanna province met with little resistance and left Iraq self-confident of their ability to deal with this type of stabilisation operations

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Documents and the History of the Early Islamic World

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Book Series: Islamic History and Civilization ISBN: 9789004249592 9789004284340 Year: DOI: 10.1163/9789004284340 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102235
Subject: Religion
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Historians have long lamented the lack of contemporary documentary sources for the Islamic middle ages and the inhibiting effect this has had on our understanding of this critically important period. Although the field is richly served by surviving evidence, much of it is hard to locate, difficult to access, and philologically intractable. Presenting a mixture of historical studies and new editions of Greek, Arabic and Coptic material from the seventh to the fifteenth century C.E. from Egypt and Palestine, Documents and the History of the Early Islamic World explores the untapped wealth of documentary sources available in collections around the world and shows how this exciting material can be used for historical analysis.

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Bilingual Europe

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Book Series: Brill's Studies in Intellectual History ISBN: 9789004289628 9789004289635 Year: DOI: 10.1163/9789004289635 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102252
Subject: History
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Bilingual Europe presents to the reader a Europe that for a long time was ‘multilingual’: besides the vernacular languages Latin played an important role. Even ‘nationalistic’ treatises could be written in Latin. Until deep into the 18th century scientific works were written in it. It is still an official language of the Roman Catholic Church. But why did authors choose for Latin or for their native tongue? In the case of bilingual authors, what made them choose either language, and what implications did that have? What interactions existed between the two? Contributors include Jan Bloemendal, Wiep van Bunge, H. Floris Cohen, Arjan C. van Dixhoorn, Guillaume van Gemert, Joep T. Leerssen, Ingrid Rowland, Arie Schippers, Eva Del Soldato, Demmy Verbeke, Françoise Waquet, and Ari H. Wesseling.

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Belomor

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Book Series: Myths and Taboos in Russian Culture ISBN: 9781618112880 9781618116949 9781618119346 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101820
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Containing analyses of everything from prisoner poetry to album covers, Belomor: Criminality and Creativity in Stalin’s Gulag moves beyond the simplistic good/evil paradigm that often accompanies Gulag scholarship. While acknowledging the normative power of Stalinism—an ethos so hegemonic it wanted to harness the very mechanisms of inspiration—the volume also recognizes the various loopholes offered by artistic expression. Perhaps the most infamous project of Stalin’s first Five-Year Plan, the Belomor construction was riddled by paradox, above all the fact that it created a major waterway that was too shallow for large crafts. Even more significant, and sinister, is that the project won the backing of famous creative luminaries who enthusiastically professed the doctrine of self-fashioning. Belomor complicates our understanding of the Gulag by looking at both prisoner motivation and official response from multiple angles, thereby offering a more expansive vision of the labor camp.

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Dreams of Nationhood

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Book Series: Jewish Identities in Post-Modern Society ISBN: 9781936235117 9781618116871 9781618119278 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101813
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The American Jewish Communist movement played a major role in the politics of Jewish communities in cities such as Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia, as well as in many other centers, between the 1920s and the 1950s. Making extensive use of Yiddish-language books, newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets, and other materials, Dreams of Nationhood traces the ideological and material support provided to the Jewish Autonomous Region of Birobidzhan, located in the far east of the Soviet Union, by two American Jewish Communist-led organizations, the ICOR and the American Birobidzhan Committee. By providing a detailed historical examination of the political work of these two groups, the book makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of twentieth century Jewish life in the United States.

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Russian Idea, Jewish Presence

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ISBN: 9781936235612 9781618116895 9781618119292 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101815
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In Russian Idea--Jewish Presence, Professor Brian Horowitz follows the career paths of Jewish intellectuals, who, having fallen in love with Russian culture, were unceremoniously repulsed by outsiders. Horowitz relays the paradoxes of a synthetic Jewish and Russian self-consciousness in order to correct critics who have always considered Russians and Jews to be polar opposites and even enemies. In fact, the best Russian Jewish intellectuals—Semyon Dubnov, Maxim Vinaver, Mikhail Gershenzon, and a number of Zionist writers and thinkers—were actually inspired by Russian culture and attempted to develop a sui generis Jewish creativity in three languages on Russian soil.

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