Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 154 items for:

  • World Modern History x
Clear All

View:

Abortion Under ApartheidNationalism, Sexuality, and Women's Reproductive Rights in South Africa

Abortion Under Apartheid: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Women's Reproductive Rights in South Africa

Susanne M. Klausen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199844494
eISBN:
9780190258122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844494.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This is the first book to focus on the history of abortion in an African context. It traces the criminalization of abortion in South Africa during the apartheid era (1948–1990), the emergence of a ... More

An African VolkThe Apartheid Regime and Its Search for Survival

An African Volk: The Apartheid Regime and Its Search for Survival

Jamie Miller

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190274832
eISBN:
9780190274863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274832.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

Opposition to apartheid was one of the great moments in postwar history. Its success remains a symbol of a progressive global community. An African Volk looks at this phenomenon from the other side. ... More

The Age of StressScience and the Search for Stability

The Age of Stress: Science and the Search for Stability

Mark Jackson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199588626
eISBN:
9780191750779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588626.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

We are living in a stressful world. Approximately half of all British employees suffer from workplace stress and over 13 million working days are lost through stress each year, costing the economy ... More

The Age of the EfendiyyaPassages to Modernity in National-Colonial Egypt

The Age of the Efendiyya: Passages to Modernity in National-Colonial Egypt

Lucie Ryzova

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681778
eISBN:
9780191761591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681778.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

In colonial-era Egypt, a new social category of “modern men” emerged, the efendiyya (sg. efendi). Working as bureaucrats, teachers, journalists, free professionals and public intellectuals, the ... More

AlgeriaNation, Culture and Transnationalism: 1988-2015

Algeria: Nation, Culture and Transnationalism: 1988-2015

Patrick Crowley (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781786940216
eISBN:
9781786944245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940216.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Algeria: Nation, Culture and Transnationalism 1988–2015 offers new insights into contemporary Algeria. Drawing on a range of different approaches to the idea of Algeria and to its contemporary ... More

Asante and the Dutch 1744–1873

Asante and the Dutch 1744–1873

Larry W. Yarak

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221562
eISBN:
9780191678448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221562.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This is a study of the administration and government of the West African kingdom of Asante between 1744 and 1873. The book analyses the nature and development of the pre-colonial state, and traces ... More

Asia and the Great WarA Shared History

Asia and the Great War: A Shared History

Xu Guoqi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199658190
eISBN:
9780191830860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658190.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Military History

This book presents a “shared” history of Asian involvement in the Great War from non-national and transnational perspectives. Asian involvements make the Great War not only a true “world” war but ... More

Assimilation and EmpireUniformity in French and British Colonies, 1541-1954

Assimilation and Empire: Uniformity in French and British Colonies, 1541-1954

Saliha Belmessous

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199579167
eISBN:
9780191750717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579167.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

Assimilation was an ideology central to European expansion and colonization, an ideology which legitimized colonization for centuries. This book shows that the aspiration for assimilation was not ... More

Australia’s Empire

Australia’s Empire

Deryck Schreuder and Stuart Ward

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563739
eISBN:
9780191701894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563739.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book reappraises Australia’s experience of empire since the end of the British Empire. The volume examines the meaning and importance of empire in Australia across a broad spectrum of historical ... More

Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania, 1890-2000

Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania, 1890-2000

Felicitas Becker

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264270
eISBN:
9780191734182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264270.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book looks at the Muslims in Mainland Tanzania, as well as what people in Southeast Tanzania understood by Islam, or by being Muslim, and what they sought to attain by becoming Muslim. This ... More

The BetrayalThe Nuremberg Trials and German Divergence

The Betrayal: The Nuremberg Trials and German Divergence

Kim Christian Priemel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199669752
eISBN:
9780191801020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669752.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

At the end of World War II the Allies faced a threefold challenge: how to punish perpetrators of appalling crimes for which the categories of ‘genocide’ and ‘crimes against humanity’ had to be ... More

Betting on the AfricansJohn F. Kennedy's Courting of African Nationalist Leaders

Betting on the Africans: John F. Kennedy's Courting of African Nationalist Leaders

Philip E. Muehlenbeck

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195396096
eISBN:
9780199932672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396096.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

At the start of his administration, John F. Kennedy launched a personal policy initiative to court African nationalist leaders. This policy was designed to improve US-African relations and ... More

Beyond the Arab Cold WarThe International History of the Yemen Civil War, 1962-68

Beyond the Arab Cold War: The International History of the Yemen Civil War, 1962-68

Asher Orkaby

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190618445
eISBN:
9780190618476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618445.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History, World Modern History

Beyond the Arab Cold War brings the Yemen Civil War (1962–68) to the forefront of modern Middle East history, in a comprehensive account that features multilingual and multinational archives and oral ... More

Black Experience and the Empire

Black Experience and the Empire

Philip D. Morgan and Sean Hawkins (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199290673
eISBN:
9780191700569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290673.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This work explores the lives of people of sub-Saharan Africa and their descendants, how they were shaped by empire, and how they in turn influenced the empire in everything from material goods to ... More

Botswana 1939–1945An African Country at War

Botswana 1939–1945: An African Country at War

Ashley Jackson

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207641
eISBN:
9780191677762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207641.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book is a full study of an African country during the Second World War. Unusually, it provides both an Africanist and an imperial perspective. Using extensive archival and oral evidence, the ... More

Bound for AmericaThe Transportation of British Convicts to the Colonies, 1718-1775

Bound for America: The Transportation of British Convicts to the Colonies, 1718-1775

A. Roger Ekirch

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202110
eISBN:
9780191675157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202110.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

During the 18th century, transportation to the colonies became Britain's foremost criminal punishment. From 1718 to 1775, British courts banished fifty thousand convicts. They formed the largest body ... More

Bourgeois Liberty and the Politics of FearFrom Absolutism to Neo-Conservatism

Bourgeois Liberty and the Politics of Fear: From Absolutism to Neo-Conservatism

Marc Mulholland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199653577
eISBN:
9780191744594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653577.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Ideas

In 1842, the German poet, Henrich Heine, wrote that the bourgeoisie, ‘obsessed by a nightmare apprehension of disaster’ and ‘an instinctive dread of communism’, were driven against their better ... More

Britain and Central Europe
                        1918–1933

Britain and Central Europe 1918–1933

Gábor Bátonyi

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207481
eISBN:
9780191677687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207481.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book emphasises the key role played by Britain in restoring peace and stability in central Europe after the First World War. It focuses on the endeavours of British ... More

Britain, China, and Colonial Australia

Britain, China, and Colonial Australia

Benjamin Mountford

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198790549
eISBN:
9780191831843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790549.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Towards the end of the nineteenth century the British Empire was confronted by two great Chinese questions. The first of these questions (often known as the ‘Far Eastern question’ to contemporaries) ... More

British Academy Lectures 2012-13Published in the online Journal of the British Academy

British Academy Lectures 2012-13: Published in the online Journal of the British Academy

Janet Carsten and Simon Frith (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265666
eISBN:
9780191771927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265666.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The content derives from the British Academy’s public lecture programme which presents specialist research in an accessible manner. The papers range in subject matter over anthropology, literature, ... More

View: