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The Body of Evidence

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Book Series: Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy and Science ISBN: 9789004284821 Year: Pages: 366 DOI: 10.1163/9789004284821 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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In The Body of Evidence. Corpses and Proofs in Early Modern European Medicine Francesco Paolo de Ceglia offers an overview of the evolution of the science of the ‘signs of the corpse’, from necromancy to forensic medicine. Readership: The volume is aimed at scholars and specialized libraries in the historical field. Rich in original anecdotes, it can also be read easily by inquisitive people.

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European history

The Citizenship Experiment  

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Book Series: Studies in the History of Political Thought ISBN: 9789004416451 Year: Pages: 304 DOI: 10.1163/9789004416451 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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Focusing on the United States, France and the Dutch Republic in the revolutionary 1790s, The Citizenship Experiment explores the convergence and divergence of Atlantic citizenship ideals in light of the Haitian Revolution and the French revolutionary Terror. Readership: All interested in the history of the Age of Atlantic Revolutions, the American, French, Dutch, and Haitian revolutions, as well as the history of political thought, citizenship, and empire. Keywords are citizenship, revolution, Atlantic world, equality, participation, Haitian Revolution, Terror, rights, civilization, 1790s, exclusion, inequality, popular societies.

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European history

The Making of Englishmen

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Book Series: Studies in the History of Political Thought ISBN: 9789004243873 Year: Pages: 360 DOI: 10.1163/9789004243873 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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Making the Englishmen offers an account of how national identities were construed and contested in the post-Reformation public sphere 1550-1650. Readership: For historians of ideas primarily - it is in the history of political thought series. Also aimed at historians of the phenomenon of nationalism/national identity. Historians of early-modern England and Britain. Cultural historians.

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European history

The Twentieth Century in European Memory

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Book Series: European Studies ISBN: 9789004352353 Year: Pages: 364 DOI: 10.1163/9789004352353 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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The Twentieth Century in European Memory investigates contested and divisive memories. Focusing on questions of transculturality and reception, the book looks at ways in which such memories are being shared, debated and received by museums, artists, politicians and general audiences Readership: Students and scholars of memory studies and public history, as well as students and scholars of Europan studies and contemporary European and international history, anthropology and cultural studies.

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European history

Kingship and Polity on the Himalayan Borderland: Rajput Identity during the Early Colonial Encounter

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Book Series: Asian Borderlands ISBN: 9789048536757 9789462985605 Year: Pages: 248 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History --- Social Sciences
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This book explores the modern transformation of state and society in the Indian Himalaya. Centred on three Rajput-led kingdoms during the transition to British rule (c. 1790-1840) and their interconnected histories, it demonstrates how border making practices engendered a modern reading of 'tradition' that informs communal identities to date. By revising the history of these mountain kings on the basis of extensive archival, textual, and ethnographic research, it offers an alternative to popular and scholarly discourses that grew with the rise of colonial knowledge. This revision ultimately points to the important contribution of borderland spaces to the fabrication of group identities.

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History --- European history

Europe and the Gospel. Past Influences, Current Developments, Mission Challenges

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ISBN: 9788376560380 Year: Pages: 319 DOI: 10.2478/9788376560380 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion
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Combining human interest stories with thought provoking analyses, Dr Evert Van de Poll paints the socio-cultural and religious picture of this exceptional continent: its population and cultural variety; past and present idea of ‘we Europeans’; immigration, multiculturalism and the issue of (Muslim) integration; the construction of the EU and the concerns it raises; and the quest for the ‘soul’ of Europe. Special attention is paid to Christian and other roots of Europe; the mixed historical record of Christianity; vestiges of its past dominance; its place and influence in today’s societies that are rapidly de-Christianising; and secularization as a European phenomenon.The author indicates specific challenges for Church development, mission and social service. In so doing, he outlines the contours of a contextualised communication of the Gospel.

General de Kalb, Lafayette's Mentor

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Book Series: UNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures ISBN: 9781469658759 Year: Pages: 260 DOI: 10.5149/9781469658759_Zucker Language: English
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press Grant: National Endowment for the Humanities||Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - [grantnumber unknown]||[grantnumber unknown]
Subject: History
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Originally published in 1966, A. E. Zucker presented the first modern biography of General de Kalb, a German by birth who held the rank of major general in the Continental Army and died at the Battle of Camden during the American Revolutionary War. Through the use of previously unpublished materials, Zucker's biography challenged previous views of de Kalb and depicts his relationship with Lafayette.

Berlin's Forgotten Future

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Book Series: UNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures ISBN: 9781469657486 Year: Pages: 238 DOI: 10.5149/9781469657486_Erlin Language: English
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press Grant: National Endowment for the Humanities||Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - [grantnumber unknown]||[grantnumber unknown]
Subject: History
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Through an analysis of the works of the Berlin Aufklärer Friedrich Gedike, Friedrich Nicolai, G. E. Lessing, and Moses Mendelssohn, Matt Erlin shows how the rapid changes occurring in Prussia's newly minted metropolis challenged these intellectuals to engage in precisely the kind of nuanced thinking about history that has come to be seen as characteristic of the German Enlightenment. The author's demonstration of Berlin's historical-theoretical significance also provides perspective on the larger question of the city's impact on eighteenth-century German culture. Challenging the widespread idea that German intellectuals were anti-urban, the study reveals the extent to which urban sociability came to be seen by some as a problematic but crucial factor in the realization of their Enlightenment aims.

European Elites and Ideas of Empire, 1917-1957

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ISBN: 9781107120624 Year: Pages: 344 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_611253 Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103450
Subject: Social Sciences
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A study of the genesis of ‘European civilisation’ as a concept of 20th-C EU political practice & as a specific project of a transnational network of EU elites, examining how they sought to rehabilitate EU identity as a response to a crisis of belonging following the 1917-1920 revolutions & the collapse of the Hohenzollern, Habsburg & RU Empires.

Four Histories about Early Dutch Football, 1910-1920

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ISBN: 9781910634790 Year: Pages: 240 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781910634790 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: History --- Social Sciences
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What is the purpose of history today, and how can sporting research help us understand the world around us? In this stimulating book, Nicholas Piercey constructs four new histories of early Dutch football, exploring urban change, club members, the media, and the diaries of Cornelis Johannes Karel van Aalst, a stadium director, to propose practical examples of how history can become an important democratic tool for the 21st century.

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