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The Lands Between: Conflict in the East European Borderlands, 1870-1992

Alexander V. Prusin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199297535
eISBN:
9780191594328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297535.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The book traces the turbulent history of the borderlands that before World War constituted the frontier‐zones between the Austro‐Hungarian, German, and Russian empires and in the course of the ... More


Reconstruction

Gregor Thum

in Uprooted: How Breslau Became Wroclaw during the Century of Expulsions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140247
eISBN:
9781400839964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140247.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter demonstrates how the reconstruction of Europe's war-destroyed cities served an important additional function, one that was not merely practical. Surely, it was necessary to restore the ... More


The Origins and Conduct of the Russo-Persian War, 1826–1828

Alexander Bitis

in Russia and the Eastern Question: Army, Government and Society, 1815-1833

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263273
eISBN:
9780191734700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263273.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers the origins and conduct of the 1826–8 Russo-Persian War. While the actions of certain individuals were responsible for the outbreak of war, more profound causes were also at ... More


The Reign of the Generals, 1914–1917

Alexander V. Prusin

in The Lands Between: Conflict in the East European Borderlands, 1870-1992

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199297535
eISBN:
9780191594328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297535.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The chapter examines the function and meaning of violence inflicted upon the borderlands by the opposing armies in World War I. The focus then shifts to the activities of the military regimes that ... More


The Danubian Principalities: Occupation and Reform, 1828–1834

Alexander Bitis

in Russia and the Eastern Question: Army, Government and Society, 1815-1833

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263273
eISBN:
9780191734700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263273.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter covers Russia's occupation and reform of the Danubian Principalities — a classic example of the ‘weak neighbour’ policy in action. It examines Russia and the Principalities; the Second ... More


‘The Most Revolutionary Force’: When American Armies Arrive . . .

David Ellwood

in The Shock of America: Europe and the Challenge of the Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198228790
eISBN:
9780191741739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228790.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter debates the role of the US armed services as transmission agents for American models of modernity, conscious and otherwise, and their reception as such in a variety of European contexts ... More


Between Hope and Despair: The SED and the Consolidation of the SBZ

DIRK SPILKER

in The East German Leadership and the Division of Germany: Patriotism and Propaganda 1945-1953

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284122
eISBN:
9780191712579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284122.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter, which covers 1946 and 1947, describes how, in line with their fierce hostility to German unification under a Western-style regime and after unexpectedly failing to win semi-free ... More


Unity Postponed: The SED and the Founding of the GDR

DIRK SPILKER

in The East German Leadership and the Division of Germany: Patriotism and Propaganda 1945-1953

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284122
eISBN:
9780191712579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284122.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter, which covers 1948 and 1949, chronicles the breakup of Germany into two separate states, East Germany and West Germany, and the reaction of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) to ... More


Stuttering into Gear

Robin Okey

in Taming Balkan Nationalism: The Habsburg ‘Civilizing Mission’ in Bosnia 1878-1914

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199213917
eISBN:
9780191707490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213917.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The chief weakness of the cultural mission model of the Austro-Hungarian colonial occupation of Bosnia and Herzegovina was an overestimation of the sheer efficacy of western rule in the face of a ... More


Kállay and the Croats

Robin Okey

in Taming Balkan Nationalism: The Habsburg ‘Civilizing Mission’ in Bosnia 1878-1914

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199213917
eISBN:
9780191707490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213917.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

For Bosnia's Catholics, the Austro-Hungarian colonial occupation was a challenge to both old traditions and future aspirations, and the biggest revolution in Franciscan life came not directly from ... More


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