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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

Luxury, the Luxury Trades, and the Roots of Industrial Growth: A Global Perspective  

Maxine Berg

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
Luxury and its discontents have become key areas of debate on our social condition in the late twentieth and early years of the twenty-first century. Luxury has become the common parlance ... More

Manufacturing  

Markus Küpker

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Jul 2015
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Nov 2014
Industry was the most dynamic sector of the European economy in the early modern period, during which it was characterized by both specialization and diversification. This chapter explores ... More

Science and Technology in Postwar Europe  

Andrew Jamison

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
In the decades that have followed World War II, science and technology have come to play ever more central roles in the lives and life worlds of Europeans. Indeed, in the twenty-first ... More

Workers under Communism: Romance and Reality  

Tuong Vu

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Jan 2014
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Dec 2013
This essay compares the experience of workers and workplace politics under communism in the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany, China, and Vietnam. State–labour relations in these contexts ... More

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