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1919  

Jean-François Fayet

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Jan 2014
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May 2013
Two years after the revolution in Russia, the social revolution was once again fermenting on the ruins of the empires defeated in the war. The First World War was turning into a civil war ... More

1936  

Tim Rees

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Jan 2014
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Dec 2013
The year 1936 was a momentous one in the history of communism. This was a time of acute uncertainty and fear, during which the Soviet Union and international communist movement faced ... More

1956  

Sergey Radchenko

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Jan 2014
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May 2013
This article explores the impact of de-Stalinization on the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and China. Writers, artists, and intellectuals welcomed the curtailment of repression—the so- ... More

1968  

Maud Anne Bracke

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Jan 2014
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Dec 2013
Around 1968 communism expanded as a global movement, especially in the developing world, while hitting a crisis of legitimation in Europe. In the Western world the late 1960s saw young ... More

1989  

Matthias Middell

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Jan 2014
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Dec 2013
The essay argues that the story of 1989 can be told either as a narrow or a wide story. The narrow story focuses on the end of communism, the unification of Germany, and the subsequent ... More

‘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

Abolition and Antislavery  

John Stauffer

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on the historiography of abolition and antislavery. Abolitionism is an idea, articulated through language that emerged in the eighteenth century and propelled people ... More

Absolute Monarchy  

Peter R. Campbell

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
This article argues that in spite of absolute monarchy's success in seemingly rising above society it developed claims and practices that ran counter to long-term representative tendencies ... More

The Achaemenid Persian Empire (550–330 bce)  

A. Shapur Shahbazi

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2012
Reinforced Assyrian invasions from the mid-eighth century prompted Iranian tribes to consolidate at local states. Thus, while the Medes strain consolidated around King Deioces, Persians ... More

Achieving the Promise of Oral History in a Digital Age  

Doug Boyd

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Nov 2010
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Sep 2012
The phrase “digital revolution” is frequently used in both popular and academic discourse to describe the multiple contexts of our increasingly electronically enriched and ... More

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