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The Religious Front: Militant Atheism under Lenin and Stalin

Victoria Smolkin

in A Sacred Space Is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691174273
eISBN:
9781400890101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174273.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines militant atheism under Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, focusing on how the Bolsheviks approached religion from the revolution in 1917 until Stalin's death in 1953. Using legal ... More


The False Alarm of ‘Scepticism’

in Ideological Hesitancy in Spain 1700-1750

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853230977
eISBN:
9781846317323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317323.004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the early decades of the eighteenth century, Spain experienced a mental re-adjustment characterised by curiosity, distrust, unease, hesitation, confusion, enterprise, and active and passive ... More


Geology Emerges as a Science: European Roots

Elisabeth Ervin-Blankenheim

in Song of the Earth: Understanding Geology and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197502464
eISBN:
9780197502495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502464.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Historical Geology

This chapter and the next one cover the way in which geology came to be a science in its own right, spanning the early centuries of geology. Lives of crucial individual scientists from the sixteenth ... More


The Vicissitudes of Humboldt’s Mountain Moments

Caroline Schaumann

in Peak Pursuits: The Emergence of Mountaineering in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300231946
eISBN:
9780300252828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300231946.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter argues that Alexander von Humboldt not only merged opposing approaches but also experienced the dissolution of categories when faced with extreme conditions high in the mountains. It ... More


Introduction

Mark Knights

in The Devil in Disguise: Deception, Delusion, and Fanaticism in the Early English Enlightenment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199577958
eISBN:
9780191804472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199577958.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. The book examines the cumulative impact of Britain's two seventeenth-century revolutions and their lasting legacy through the ... More


Practical Implications: What Can We Do?

Kees Van Den Bos

in Why People Radicalize

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190657345
eISBN:
9780190657376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657345.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 11 focuses on what we can do to prevent radicalization and how we can combat radicalization after it has occurred. The chapter notes that prevention and fighting of radicalization may be ... More


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