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Theft Is Property!
Theft Is Property!

by Robert Nichols

Drawing on Indigenous peoples' struggles against settler colonialism, Theft Is Property! reconstructs the concept of dispossession as a means of explaining how shifting configurations of law, property, race, and rights have functioned as modes of governance, both historically and in the present. Through close analysis of arguments by Indigenou...


Piracy in World History
Piracy in World History

by Stefan Amirell, Hans Hägerdal, Bruce Buchan

In a modern global historical context, scholars have often regarded piracy as an essentially European concept which was inappropriately applied by the expanding European powers to the rest of the world, mainly for the purpose of furthering colonial forms of domination in the economic, political, military, legal and cultural spheres. By contrast, th...


The Form of Ideology and the Ideology of Form
The Form of Ideology and the Ideology of Form

by Francesca Orsini, Neelam Srivastava, Laetitia Zecchini

This timely volume focuses on the period of decolonization and the Cold War as the backdrop to the emergence of new and diverse literary aesthetics that accompanied anti-imperialist commitments and Afro-Asian solidarity. Competing internationalist frameworks produced a flurry of writings that made Asian, African and other world literatures visible ...


Circulation and Control
Circulation and Control

by Marie-Stéphanie Delamaire, Will Slauter

The nineteenth century witnessed a series of revolutions in the production and circulation of images. From lithographs and engraved reproductions of paintings to daguerreotypes, stereoscopic views, and mass-produced sculptures, works of visual art became available in a wider range of media than ever before. But the circulation and reproduction of a...


Civilian Lunatic Asylums During the First World War
Civilian Lunatic Asylums During the First World War

by Claire Hilton

This open book explores the history of asylums and their civilian patients during the First World War, focusing on the effects of wartime austerity and deprivation on the provision of care. While a substantial body of literature on ‘shell shock’ exists, this study uncovers the mental wellbeing of civilians during the war. It provides the first ...


Designing One Nation
Designing One Nation

by Katrin Schreiter

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, they had to create new ways of working together economically. In Designing One Nation, Katrin Schreiter examines the material culture of increasing ...


The Youth of Early Modern Women
The Youth of Early Modern Women

by Elizabeth Cohen, Margaret Reeves

Through fifteen essays that work from a rich array of primary sources, this collection makes the novel claim that early modern European women, like men, had a youth. European culture recognised that, between childhood and full adulthood, early modern women experienced distinctive physiological, social, and psychological transformations. Drawing on ...


The Hegemony of Heritage
The Hegemony of Heritage

by Deborah L. Stein

The Hegemony of Heritage makes an original and significant contribution to our understanding of how the relationship of architectural objects and societies to the built environment changes over time. Studying two surviving medieval monuments in southern Rajasthan - the Ambika Temple in Jagat and the Ékalingji Temple Complex in Kailaspuri - the aut...


Global History with Chinese Characteristics
Global History with Chinese Characteristics

by Manuel Perez-Garcia

This open book examines perceptions and dialogues between China and Europe by analysing strategic geopolitical sites which fostered commerce, consumption and socioeconomic networks between China and Europe through a particular case study: Macau, connecting with South China, and Marseille in Mediterranean Europe from 1680 to 1800. How did foreign me...


From Melancholia to Depression
From Melancholia to Depression

by Åsa Jansson

This open book maps a crucial but neglected chapter in the history of psychiatry: how was melancholia transformed in the nineteenth century from traditional melancholy madness into a modern biomedical mood disorder, paving the way for the emergence of clinical depression as a psychiatric illness in the twentieth century? At a time when the prevalen...


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