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Paradoxes Of Peace In Nineteenth Century Europe

Author : Thomas Hippler
ISBN : 9780198727996
Genre : Law
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The use of armed force in conflict is often presented as a 'mission for peace'. How did the word 'peace' come to mean war in certain contexts? When calling for peace, we are calling for a certain kind of peace, one recognized by the international community. Peace is a polemical concept and this book maps out the paradoxes to which peace gives rise.

The Frightful Stage

Author : Robert Justin Goldstein
ISBN : 0857454196
Genre : History
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In nineteenth-century Europe the ruling elites viewed the theater as a form of communication which had enormous importance. The theater provided the most significant form of mass entertainment and was the only arena aside from the church in which regular mass gatherings were possible. Therefore, drama censorship occupied a great deal of the ruling class’s time and energy, with a particularly focus on proposed scripts that potentially threatened the existing political, legal, and social order. This volume provides the first comprehensive examination of nineteenth-century political theater censorship at a time, in the aftermath of the French Revolution, when the European population was becoming increasingly politically active.

The Paradox Of German Power

Author : Hans Kundnani
ISBN : 9780190245504
Genre : History
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Since the Euro crisis began, Germany has emerged as Europe's dominant power. During the last three years, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been compared with Bismarck and even Hitler in the European media. And yet few can deny that Germany today is very different from the stereotype of nineteenth- and twentieth-century history. After nearly seventy years of struggling with the Nazi past, Germans think that they more than anyone have learned its lessons. Above all, what the new Germany thinks it stands for is peace. Germany is unique in this combination of economic assertiveness and military abstinence. So what does it mean to have a "German Europe" in the twenty-first century? In The Paradox of German Power, Hans Kundnani explains how Germany got to where it is now and where it might go in future. He explores German national identity and foreign policy through a series of tensions in German thinking and action: between continuity and change, between "normality" and "abnormality," between economics and politics, and between Europe and the world.

Lost Illusions

Author : Christine Haynes
ISBN : 9780674053984
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Linking the study of business and politics, Christine Haynes reconstructs the passionate and protracted debate over the development of the book trade in nineteenth-century France. In tracing the contest over literary production in France, Haynes emphasizes the role of the Second Empire in enacting - but also in limiting - press freedom and literary property.

Out Of Ashes

Author : Konrad H. Jarausch
ISBN : 0691173079
Genre : History
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"A sweeping history of twentieth-century Europe, Out of Ashes tells the story of an era of unparalleled violence and barbarity yet also of humanity, prosperity, and promise. Konrad Jarausch describes how the European nations emerged from the nineteenth century with high hopes for continued material progress and proud of their imperial command over the globe, only to become embroiled in the bloodshed of World War I, which brought an end to their optimism and gave rise to competing democratic, communist, and fascist ideologies. Out of Ashes explores the paradox of the European encounter with modernity in the twentieth century, shedding new light on why it led to cataclysm, inhumanity, and self-destruction, but also social justice, democracy, and peace"--

Paradoxes Of Peace

Author : Alice Holmes Cooper
ISBN : 0472106244
Genre : History
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Thoughtfully examines the paradox of peace activism in postwar Germany

Paradoxes Of European Foreign Policy

Author : Jan Zielonka
ISBN : 9041105719
Genre : Political Science
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Addresses paradoxes in the EU's foreign policy, and asks questions such as: how can the European Union's "power of attraction", combined with its operational weakness, be explained?; and can the EU remain a "civilian power" when coping with an "uncivilized" world?

People Of Paradox

Author : Terryl L. Givens
ISBN : 0198037368
Genre : Religion
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In People of Paradox, Terryl Givens traces the rise and development of Mormon culture from the days of Joseph Smith in upstate New York, through Brigham Young's founding of the Territory of Deseret on the shores of Great Salt Lake, to the spread of the Latter-Day Saints around the globe. Throughout the last century and a half, Givens notes, distinctive traditions have emerged among the Latter-Day Saints, shaped by dynamic tensions--or paradoxes--that give Mormon cultural expression much of its vitality. Here is a religion shaped by a rigid authoritarian hierarchy and radical individualism; by prophetic certainty and a celebration of learning and intellectual investigation; by existence in exile and a yearning for integration and acceptance by the larger world. Givens divides Mormon history into two periods, separated by the renunciation of polygamy in 1890. In each, he explores the life of the mind, the emphasis on education, the importance of architecture and urban planning (so apparent in Salt Lake City and Mormon temples around the world), and Mormon accomplishments in music and dance, theater, film, literature, and the visual arts. He situates such cultural practices in the context of the society of the larger nation and, in more recent years, the world. Today, he observes, only fourteen percent of Mormon believers live in the United States. Mormonism has never been more prominent in public life. But there is a rich inner life beneath the public surface, one deftly captured in this sympathetic, nuanced account by a leading authority on Mormon history and thought.

The Paradox Of Body Building And Motion In Seventeenth Century England

Author : Kimberley Skelton
ISBN : 9780719095801
Genre : Art
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This book examines how seventeenth-century English architectural theorists and designers rethought the domestic built environment in terms of mobility as motion became a dominant mode of articulating the world across discourses encompassing philosophy, political theory, poetry, and geography. It offers a holistic synthesis of the spaces of English domestic architecture in an interdisciplinary context that reveals the visual and cultural assumptions underpinning both the seventeenth-century turn to motion, noted by Wölfflin, Deleuze and others, and recent art historical study of early modern sensory experience. From the early-seventeenth-century house with its staccato physical and social rhythms to the late-seventeenth-century house with its long vistas and changeable wall surfaces, owners and guests moved through spatial complexes increasingly intertwined in networks of circulation. Arguments across philosophy, poetry, and etiquette manuals reveal the inherent human malleability and mobility assumed by designers of these spaces, while books on colonisation, travel, and geography highlight the broader networks of motion in which early modern viewers lived. The spaces of house and estate, analyzed here through a guest's eyes and mind, correspondingly evoked yet disciplined circulation to transform the blur of motion paradoxically into a foundation for social and mental stability. In the early decades of the century, motion - whether literal travel or floating abstract signifiers - had been alternately feared and praised, but, from mid-century and particularly in the wake of the English Civil War, authors regrounded the comprehensibility of even language itself in motion and architectural theorists rethought both book and building into a sequence of shifting phases that immobilised an innately restless viewer. With its blend of visual and textual analysis, this book will be of interest to art, architectural, and cultural historians of early modern Europe as well as to other readers exploring the history of European visual culture.

1917

Author : David Stevenson
ISBN : 9780198702382
Genre : History
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1917 was a year of calamitous events, and one of pivotal importance in the development of the First World War. In 1917: War, Peace, and Revolution, leading historian of World War One, David Stevenson, examines this crucial year in context and illuminates the century that followed. He shows howin this one year the war was transformed, but also what drove the conflict onwards and how it continued to escalate.Two developments in particular - the Russian Revolution and American intervention - had worldwide repercussions. Offering a close examination of the key decisions, David Stevenson considers Germany's campaign of "unrestricted" submarine warfare, America's declaration of war in response, andBritain's frustration of German strategy by adopting the convoy system, as well as why (paradoxically) the military and political stalemate in Europe persisted. Focusing on the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, on the disastrous spring offensive that plunged the French army into mutiny, on the summer attacks that undermined the moderate Provisional Government in Russia and exposed Italy to national humiliation at Caporetto, and on the British decision for theill-fated Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele), 1917 offers a truly international understanding of events. The failed attempts to end the war by negotiation further clarify the underlying forces that kept it going. David Stevenson also analyses the global consequences of the year's developments, showing how countries such as Brazil and China joined the belligerents, Britain offered "responsible government" to India, and the Allies promised a Jewish national home in Palestine. Blending political and militaryhistory, and moving from capital to capital and between the cabinet chamber and the battle front, the book highlights the often tumultuous debates through which leaders entered and escalated the war, and the paradox that continued fighting could be justified as the shortest road towards regainingpeace.

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