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Communications and Journalism  

John Carvalho

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May 2017
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May 2017
As sport increased in popularity in the nineteenth century, the emerging mass media were there to both contribute to public interest and then to benefit from it, creating a synergism that ... More

Cookbooks as Historical Documents  

Ken Albala

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Oct 2012
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Nov 2012
Historians use cookbooks as primary source documents in much the same way they use any written record of the past. A primary source is a text written by someone in the past, rather than a ... More

Europe’s Enlightenment  

John Robertson

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2015
This chapter begins by outlining the ways in which ‘Enlightenment’ has been constructed, by contemporaries, philosophers, and historians. Historical study of Enlightenment only began in ... More

Intellectuals and Nazism  

Samuel Moyn

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
Although Nazism was destroyed totally and decisively at the end of World War II, the relationship of intellectuals to it as the years passed thereafter never proved simple. Its formation ... More

Nationalism: Intellectual Origins  

Erica Benner

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Mar 2013
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May 2013
This essay traces intellectual developments behind some of the main forms of nationalism. It focuses on the ideas of a few highly reflective writers who discussed national issues in a ... More

Print Culture after the Revolution  

Catherine O’Donnell

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
During the American Revolution, print emerged as a medium to describe conversion experiences, to exhort to virtue, to plead for votes, to amuse, and to scandalize. Printed texts enabled ... More

Sport History and the Historical Profession  

David McDonald

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May 2017
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May 2017
This chapter addresses the paradox that, despite its prevalence in national and global cultures, sport fails to receive due attention from historians interested in the problem of ... More

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