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The System

John Merriman

in Police Stories: Building the French State, 1815-1851

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195072532
eISBN:
9780199867790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072532.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter provides an overview of the history of the municipal police in France through the French Revolution and the Napoleonic period. It shows how the Revolution accentuated the construction of ... More


Unfinished Utopia: Nowa Huta, Stalinism, and Polish Society, 1949-56

Katherine Lebow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451249
eISBN:
9780801468865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451249.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book is a social and cultural history of Nowa Huta, dubbed Poland's “first socialist city” by Communist propaganda of the 1950s. Work began on the new town, located on the banks of the Vistula ... More


Another Hungary: The Nineteenth-Century Provinces in Eight Lives

Robert Nemes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804795913
eISBN:
9780804799126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795913.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book tells the story of eight men and women with deep roots in provincial Hungary. "Hungary" before the First World War meant the eastern half of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the second largest ... More


Province and Parish: The Pastoral Task in Salamanca

Mary Vincent

in Catholicism in the Second Spanish Republic: Religion and Politics in Salamanca 1930-1936

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206132
eISBN:
9780191676987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206132.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

From the turn of the 20th century, it was apparent that Spain's national demographic structure was changing. The year 1900 ushered in a period of spectacular urban expansion. By 1930, for instance, ... More


City and Country: That Awkward Embrace

John M. Merriman

in The Margins of City Life: Explorations of the French Urban Frontier, 1815–1851

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195064384
eISBN:
9780199854424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064384.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter emphasizes the “awkward embrace” between city and country not only in the faubourg but also in the persistence of an urban agricultural population. In addition, it considers how the ... More


Intelligence and Urban Opposition in French Territories

Thomas Martin

in Empires of Intelligence: Security Services and Colonial Disorder after 1914

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251175
eISBN:
9780520933743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251175.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter moves from a desert setting to an urban one, exploring the distinct political environment of Arab towns and cities under France. In the urban centers of North Africa and the Middle East, ... More


Erfurt

Sean McMeekin

in The Red Millionaire: A Political Biography of Willy Munzenberg, Moscow's Secret Propaganda Tsar in the West

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098471
eISBN:
9780300130096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098471.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the birth of Munzenberg in a place called Erfurt, a charming old southeast Prussian town located in what is now Thuringia. Born in the same year as Hitler, he lived there until ... More


Introduction

Robert Nemes

in Another Hungary: The Nineteenth-Century Provinces in Eight Lives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804795913
eISBN:
9780804799126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795913.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The introduction describes the genesis of the book, establishes the historical questions it addresses, points to the answers to come, and situates this work in the historiography of Central and ... More


Auschwitz and the Germans History, Knowledge, and Memory

Norbert Frei

in Nazism, War and Genocide: New Perspectives on the History of the Third Reich

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780859897457
eISBN:
9781781387238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859897457.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the development of Auschwitz during World War II as a concentration and extermination camp, as a site of economic activity, and as a model colonial settlement for thousands of ... More


The Tour in the Provinces: Sport and Small Cities in the Global Age

Eric Reed

in Selling the Yellow Jersey: The Tour de France in the Global Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226206530
eISBN:
9780226206677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226206677.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter Five chronicles the experiences of Tour host-towns Pau, a regional hub and winter resort for wealthy Anglophones in the Pyrenean foothills, and Brest, a port town at the tip of the Brittany ... More


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