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Networks of ModernityGermany in the Age of the Telegraph, 1830-1880

Networks of Modernity: Germany in the Age of the Telegraph, 1830-1880

Jean-Michel Johnston

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198856887
eISBN:
9780191890055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856887.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

This book offers a fresh perspective on the history of Germany by investigating the origins and impact of the ‘communications revolution’ that transformed state and society during the nineteenth ... More

Prostitution and Subjectivity in Late Medieval Germany

Prostitution and Subjectivity in Late Medieval Germany

Jamie Page

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198862789
eISBN:
9780191895272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862789.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

Prostitution played a major role in structuring medieval gender relations. Prostitutes were seen to be an example of extreme female sinfulness which all women risked falling into, while at the same ... More

The Emotional Economy of HolidaymakingHealth, Pleasure, and Class in Britain, 1870-1918

The Emotional Economy of Holidaymaking: Health, Pleasure, and Class in Britain, 1870-1918

Yaara Benger Alaluf

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198866152
eISBN:
9780191898365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866152.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

It is often taken for granted that holiday resorts sell intangible commodities such as freedom, enjoyment, pleasure, and relaxation. But how did the desire for a ‘happy holiday’ emerge, how was ‘the ... More

After the Black DeathEconomy, society, and the law in fourteenth-century England

After the Black Death: Economy, society, and the law in fourteenth-century England

Mark Bailey

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198857884
eISBN:
9780191890451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857884.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

The Black Death of 1348–9 is the most catastrophic event in recorded history, and this study—the Ford Lectures of 2019 at Oxford University—offers a major re-evaluation of its immediate impact and ... More

The Cancer ProblemMalignancy in Nineteenth-Century Britain

The Cancer Problem: Malignancy in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Agnes Arnold-Forster

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198866145
eISBN:
9780191897726
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866145.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book offers the first medical, cultural, and social history of cancer in nineteenth-century Britain. The Cancer Problem begins by looking at a community of doctors and patients who lived and ... More

Archaeology and the Public PurposeWritings on and by M.N. Deshpande

Archaeology and the Public Purpose: Writings on and by M.N. Deshpande

Nayanjot Lahiri

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190130480
eISBN:
9780190993870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190130480.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This book interleaves the history of post-Independence archaeology in India with the life and times of Madhukar Narhar Deshpande (1920–2008), a leading Indian archaeologist who went on to become the ... More

Evil Deeds in High PlacesChristian America's Moral Struggle with Watergate

Evil Deeds in High Places: Christian America's Moral Struggle with Watergate

David E. Settje

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479803149
eISBN:
9781479803156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803149.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Christians today participate as a significant force in politics, asserting their historic role as arbiters of morality and ethics in the process despite being of very different minds about what that ... More

Curing Madness?A Social and Cultural History of Insanity in Colonial North India, 1800-1950s

Curing Madness?: A Social and Cultural History of Insanity in Colonial North India, 1800-1950s

Shilpi Rajpal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190128012
eISBN:
9780190993337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190128012.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Curing Madness? focuses on the institutional and non-institutional histories of madness in colonial north India. ‘Madness’ and ‘cure’ are explored as shifting categories which travelled across ... More

The Norman Conquest in English HistoryVolume I: A Broken Chain?

The Norman Conquest in English History: Volume I: A Broken Chain?

George Garnett

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198726166
eISBN:
9780191793042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198726166.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

This study pursues a central theme in English historical thinking—the Norman Conquest—over seven centuries. This first volume, which covers more than half a millennium, explains how and why the ... More

In the Footsteps of Flora TristanA Political Biography

In the Footsteps of Flora Tristan: A Political Biography

Máire Fedelma Cross

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622454
eISBN:
9781800341401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622454.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Through the use of the tropes of intersectionality and transnationalism, this first-ever study of Jules Puech (1879–1957), is a double biography as it makes an intergenerational journey through his ... More

England's Islands in a Sea of Troubles

England's Islands in a Sea of Troubles

David Cressy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198856603
eISBN:
9780191889783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856603.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This book deals with the peculiarities, privileges, and anomalies of England’s offshore communities, and their relationship to the central state from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. ... More

The AthenaeumMore Than Just Another London Club

The Athenaeum: More Than Just Another London Club

Michael Wheeler

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300246773
eISBN:
9780300256338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300246773.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

When it was founded in 1824, the Athenæum broke the mold. Unlike in other preeminent clubs, its members were chosen on the basis of their achievements rather than on their background or political ... More

FoundationsHow the Built Environment Made Twentieth-Century Britain

Foundations: How the Built Environment Made Twentieth-Century Britain

Sam Wetherell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691193755
eISBN:
9780691208558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193755.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book is a history of twentieth-century Britain told through the rise, fall, and reinvention of six different types of urban space: the industrial estate, shopping precinct, council estate, ... More

Designing One NationThe Politics of Economic Culture and Trade in Divided Germany

Designing One Nation: The Politics of Economic Culture and Trade in Divided Germany

Katrin Schreiter

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190877279
eISBN:
9780190877309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877279.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

The histories of East and West Germany traditionally emphasize the Cold War rivalries between the communist and capitalist nations. Yet, even as the countries diverged in their political directions, ... More

Jumbos and Jumping DevilsA Social History of Indian Circus

Jumbos and Jumping Devils: A Social History of Indian Circus

Nisha P R

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780199496709
eISBN:
9780190992088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199496709.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Jumbos and Jumping Devils is an original and pioneering exploration of not only the social history of the subcontinent but also of performance and popular culture. The domain of analysis is entirely ... More

Nazi Camps and their Neighbouring CommunitiesHistory, Memory, and Memorialization

Nazi Camps and their Neighbouring Communities: History, Memory, and Memorialization

Helen J. Whatmore-Thomson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198789772
eISBN:
9780191831461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789772.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

Across Europe the Nazis established their concentration camps close to local communities. These communities were not perpetrators like the Nazis or victims like the internees. Yet they did not simply ... More

Peak PursuitsThe Emergence of Mountaineering in the Nineteenth Century

Peak Pursuits: The Emergence of Mountaineering in the Nineteenth Century

Caroline Schaumann

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300231946
eISBN:
9780300252828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300231946.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

European forays to mountain summits began in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries with the search for plants and minerals and the study of geology and glaciers. Yet scientists were soon ... More

Our Rightful PlaceA History of Women at the University of Kentucky, 1880--1945

Our Rightful Place: A History of Women at the University of Kentucky, 1880--1945

Terry L. Birdwhistell and Deirdre A. Scaggs

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179377
eISBN:
9780813179384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179377.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Since women first entered the University of Kentucky (UK) in 1880 they have sought, demanded, and struggled for equality within the university. The period between 1880 and 1945 at UK witnessed ... More

Rebels, Believers, SurvivorsStudies in the History of the Albanians

Rebels, Believers, Survivors: Studies in the History of the Albanians

Noel Malcolm

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198857297
eISBN:
9780191890185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857297.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

This book of essays covers a wide range of topics in the history of Albania and Kosovo. Many of the essays illuminate connections between the Albanian lands and external powers and interests, whether ... More

Delhi in Historical Perspectives

Delhi in Historical Perspectives

K. A. Nizami

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190124007
eISBN:
9780190991913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190124007.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, Social History

The fascinating and chequered history of Delhi through the centuries has been a popular subject among authors. Yet, only a few other than K.A. Nizami record in rich detail the cultural, social, ... More

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