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The Dynamics of Defence: Infrastructure

G. J. Oliver

in War, Food, and Politics in Early Hellenistic Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283507
eISBN:
9780191712722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283507.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the infrastructure of defence in Attica. Topics covered include territory, autonomy, and manpower; the fortified demes of Early Hellenistic Attica; the rubble camps; and ... More


“Your Post on the Frontier”: Germany in an Age of Consensus, 1945–1959

Brian C. Etheridge

in Enemies To Allies: Cold War Germany and American Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166407
eISBN:
9780813166636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166407.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter shows how the hegemony of the Cold War narrative was replicated in the mainstream American media. In a time of consensus, government endorsement naturalized the Cold War narrative and ... More


“Driven from Their Home”: Jewish Displacement and Musical Memory in the 1948 Movie Long Is the Road

Joshua S. Walden

in Dislocated Memories: Jews, Music, and Postwar German Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199367481
eISBN:
9780199367504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367481.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter uses the Yiddish film by Israel Beker Long is the Road (1948; Lang ist der Weg/Lang iz der Weg) to discuss Jewish survivors’ dislocation. As the film reveals, displacement bridges ... More


Conditions: Ruins of the Cold War

Yuliya Komska

in The Icon Curtain: The Cold War's Quiet Border

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226154190
eISBN:
9780226154220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226154220.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Following the creation of Czechoslovakia’s border security zone, adjacent settlements lay in ruins. For their former Sudeten German residents, the area’s dismal condition was a precondition for the ... More


Children of the Ruins

Beryl Pong

in British Literature and Culture in Second World Wartime: For the Duration

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198840923
eISBN:
9780191876530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840923.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores anxieties surrounding war-torn childhood, both in terms of juvenile delinquency and as a metaphor for uncertain post-war reconstruction. Films were especially evocative in this ... More


In the Rubble of Carthage: Polybios’s Histories and the Time That Remains

Julia Hell

in The Conquest of Ruins: The Third Reich and the Fall of Rome

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226588056
eISBN:
9780226588223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226588223.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter traces the genesis of the ruin gazer scenario to Polybios’s eyewitness report about the brutal conquest of Carthage. Having theorized the rise and fall of empires, Polybios concludes The ... More


Virgil’s Imperial Epic and Lucan’s Pharsalia, or the Specter of Hannibal and the Ruins of Rome

Julia Hell

in The Conquest of Ruins: The Third Reich and the Fall of Rome

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226588056
eISBN:
9780226588223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226588223.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter begins with a discussion of J. M. W. Turner’s painting, Regulus (1828). The author argues that Turner captured the terror and theatricality of Polybios’s scenario. She then analyzes ... More


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