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Jana Barbora Buresova

The study of Czechoslovak women refugees in Britain is noticeably missing from current research and Anglo-Czechoslovak historiography. This book explores the diverse experiences, dilemmas and contributions to Britain of these women within a socio-political context, commencing with the 1938 Munich Agreement that precipitated exile.

An essential difference between this and many other studies of exile is the focus on nationality (Czechoslovak) and gender (women), rather than either element alone. Moreover, archival research is complemented by oral interviews with former refugees, presenting a more detailed and nuanced approach to their experiences, including wartime roles in the armed services, Czechoslovak Red Cross, women’s organizations and patriotic cultural societies.

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The Politics of Marijuana

A New Paradigm

Edited by Timothy McGettigan

The phenomenon of "legal cannabis" is instigating a great deal of new research, political intrigue, and social change. The Politics of Marijuana: A New Paradigm explores the socio-political dimensions of cannabis as the world transitions from Harry Anslinger’s Reefer Madness prohibition to an as-yet-to-be-defined future. This book brings together a wide variety of perspectives on the past, present, and fast-changing future of cannabis.

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Steven R. Cureton

The Social Construction of Black Masculinity examines the legacy of negotiating black masculinity in a relatively free society that forced black men to justify claims of equitable humanity. The book represents an unapologetic narrative about behavioral choices by black men, which were framed by a history of forced distancing from their covenant with God, deliberate character assassinations, and emasculation in plain sight of their women and children.

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Von göttlicher Vorsehung bis Zufall

«Tyche» im Werk des Plutarch von Chaironeia

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Jens-Frederik Eckholdt

Der facettenreiche griechische Ausdruck ‚Tyche‘ (Schicksal, Glück, Zufall; auch Name einer Göttin) hat im Werk des Plutarch von Chaironeia (ca. 45 bis 125 n. Chr.) einen großen Stellenwert. Diese Studie arbeitet durch vertiefte Quellenanalysen heraus, welche Bedeutungsfacetten bei Plutarch in verschiedenen Kontexten relevant sind, und verdichtet diese zu Typen. Sie schlägt für diese Typologie in ihrer Bedeutungsweite von göttlicher Vorsehung bis Zufall einen organischen Zusammenhang vor, der an Plutarchs Vorstellungen von den ‚Daimones‘ angelehnt ist. Ein besonderer Fokus ist auf die Erklärung der Geschichte durch Plutarch gelegt: Inwiefern geht er von menschlicher Tüchtigkeit aus und inwiefern sieht er ‚Tyche‘ im Spiel, wenn es um historische Prozesse geht?

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Der letzte Welfe im Norden

Herzog Albrecht I. ‚der Lange‘ von Braunschweig (1236–1279): Ein ‚großer‘ Fürst und seine Handlungsspielräume im spätmittelalterlichen Europa

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Edited by Oliver Auge, Jan Habermann and Frederieke M. Schnack

Fürstliches Agieren nördlich und südlich der Elbe – die Dynastie der Welfen hat für eine überregional ausgerichtete Politik gleich mehrere Beispiele hervorgebracht, darunter Albrecht I. von Braunschweig, Urenkel Heinrichs des Löwen: Ausgehend vom 1235 neu begründeten Herzogtum Braunschweig-Lüneburg, wirkte er an verschiedenen Schauplätzen in der Mitte und im Norden des Reiches sowie in Dänemark. Die weitläufigen Ausgriffe seiner Politik sowie die Frage nach seinen Handlungsspielräumen stehen im Mittelpunkt des Bandes. Albrechts Wirkungskreise nördlich wie südlich der Elbe werden erstmals in einen gemeinsamen Kontext gestellt und zu einem Gesamtbild fürstlicher Herrschaft zusammengefügt.

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Der Limes Saxoniae

Fiktion oder Realität? Beiträge des interdisziplinären Symposiums in Oldenburg/Holstein am 21. Oktober 2017

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Edited by Oliver Auge and Jens Boye Volquartz

In seiner um 1075 verfassten «Hamburger Kirchengeschichte» berichtet Adam von Bremen vom «Limes Saxoniae», der durch Karl den Großen und andere Kaiser eingerichtet worden sei. Eine im Jahr 2017 von der Kieler Abteilung für Regionalgeschichte durchgeführte Tagung «Der ‹Limes Saxoniae› – Fiktion oder Realität?» hinterfragte diesen Quellenbericht und damit die Grenzziehung überhaupt ausgehend von interdisziplinären Standpunkten der Archäologie, Sprach- und Geschichtswissenschaft. Der vorliegende Tagungsband bündelt die Beiträge und Diskussionen dieser Konferenz zu Aspekten wie der historischen Nachweisbarkeit der Existenz dieser sächsisch-slawischen Grenze, ihres möglichen Erscheinungsbildes oder den zeitgenössischen Grenzvorstellungen. Auch Fragen nach einer Fälschungsabsicht Adams, dem Slawenbild im Frühmittelalter und der späteren Rezeption des «Limes» finden sich darin wieder.

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Jürgen Pohle

Em 2019 celebra-se o V Centenário da morte do imperador Maximiliano I (1459-1519), filho do imperador Frederico III da Casa de Habsburgo e de D. Leonor da Casa de Avis. Não obstante as suas raízes portuguesas, a historiografia lusófona não concedeu muita atenção às relações de Maximiliano com Portugal. O imperador estabeleceu laços estreitos e amigáveis com os seus primos direitos, D. João II e D. Manuel I, que conduziram Portugal ao apogeu da sua História na denominada Era da Expansão Europeia. Tal como estes, Maximiliano foi um autêntico Príncipe do Renascimento, fascinado pelos Descobrimentos Portugueses. Revelou-se, segundo resultados mais recentes da investigação histórica, um monarca mais visionário e moderno do que Carlos V, seu neto e sucessor.

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Chao Liu

This is the first work in English to explore Manchukuo literature in its entirety. It provides comprehensive, in-depth, and thought-provoking research by placing the literary history of Manchukuo from 1937 to 1941 in specific cultural lineages and socio-political contexts and focusing on four major literary groups of that period—the Manshū rōmanha, the Sakubun writers, the Yiwenzhi intellectuals, and the Wenxuan School—to illuminate its underlying intellectual dynamics. As it turns out, Manchukuo literature notably featured multiplicity, ambiguity, and self-reflexivity, which enabled it to transcend the dichotomy of romanticism and realism and that of the colonizers and the colonized. Not unlike a coordinate system, it took modernity and national identity as its horizontal and vertical axes. The Manshū rōmanha and the Sakubun writers respectively adopted an anti-modern or a modernist perspective and unanimously headed towards the intellectual stance of denying their own national identity and merging into the indigenous society of the colony; in comparison, Manchurian intellectuals, as epitomized by the Yiwenzhi School and the Wenxuan School, started from the same purpose of promoting national consciousness, but at last embarked on a bifurcated path to either modernization or cultural regression. Moreover, although the literary writings of these four groups differed much from each other in topics, stylistic features, and narrative modes, they all showed a deep concern for the sufferings of the Manchurian people brought by colonialism, coincidentally directed their criticism or sarcasm against the colonial rule, and thereupon endowed Manchukuo literature with a keynote of darkness.

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Paz y valores europeos como posible modelo de integración y progreso en un mundo global

Peace and European values as a potential model for integration and progress in a global world

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Edited by Jesús Baigorri and Jürgen Elvert

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Religiousness in the Late Middle Ages

Christianity and Traditional Culture in Central and Eastern Europe in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

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Stanislaw Bylina

This book is devoted to the religiosity of the medieval Christian masses in Central and Eastern Europe and its relationship with the traditional cultures of that time. Addressing such topics as the common instruction of the three prayers and the Decalogue, "Christian" magic in everyday life, the Marian devotion, and various images of heaven and eternal damnation, the author never loses sight of his main topic: the complex and powerful interaction between medieval folklore and Christianity.