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‘A Low Dishonest Decade’?: War and Peace in the 1930s  

Anthony Adamthwaite

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May 2016
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Sep 2014
This analysis of the origins of the Second World War in Europe challenges several key ideas of the historiography: the ‘thirty years war’ thesis, the notion of a European civil war, and ... More

After the Fear was Over? What Came After Dictatorships in Spain, Greece, and Portugal  

Helen Graham and Alejandro Quiroga

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
What Spain, Greece, and Portugal have in common in the twentieth century is the manner in which their internal processes of change – rural to urban, agrarian to industrial – were ... More

The Agrarian East  

Edgar Melton

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2015
This chapter deals with the vast territories east of the Elbe river, including Poland–Lithuania, the Czech lands, Brandenburg–Prussia, and Russia. There are two primary and interlocking ... More

The Agrarian West  

Tom Scott

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Jul 2015
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Nov 2014
The main developments in western European agrarian society and economy are surveyed at the outset in a regional analysis which stresses the degree of variety within quite small areas and ... More

‘America’ and Europe, 1914–1945  

D. W. Ellwood

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May 2016
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Oct 2014
The First World War cost Europe the leadership of the world. But the United States of Woodrow Wilson was not ready to take its place. The 1920s brought Europe to a crossroads where mass ... More

An “Epistolary Reformation”: The Role and Significance of Letters in the First Century of the Protestant Reformation  

Mark Greengrass

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Dec 2016
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Apr 2016
Letter exchange occupies a significant and growing role in the activities of the Protestant Reformers. This chapter offers explanations for its growing significance in the evolution of the ... More

Anarchist Terrorism in Fin-de-Siècle France and its Borderlands  

Vivien Bouhey

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Feb 2014
In contrast to traditional historiography, which insists on the absence of organization within the anarchist movement and on the individual character of propaganda by the deed, this ... More

The Armies  

Andrew Hopper 

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2014
This chapter suggests ways in which the military history of the civil war might be developed and widened to win over new audiences. It examines the social profile and composition of armies ... More

Art and Architecture  

T. K. Rabb

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2015
This chapter traces the revolution in style and taste that swept over the visual arts as a result of the movement we call the Renaissance. Not only was there a transformation in subject ... More

The Art and Architecture of War, Revolution, and Restoration  

Timothy Wilks

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Mar 2015
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Jul 2014
This chapter considers the ideological and material struggle over art and architecture from the outbreak of the civil war to the Restoration. Loss of patrons and the removal of collections ... More

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