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The Age of Interconnection: A Global History of the Second Half of the Twentieth Century


Jonathan Sperber

05 January 2023

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Flowers Through Concrete: Explorations in Soviet Hippieland


Juliane F├╝rst

27 June 2022

In the face of disapproval and repression Soviet hippies created a version of Western counterculture, skilfully adapting to, manipulating, and shaping their late socialist environment. Flowers through Concrete explores their lives, thoughts, and political sway.

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German Angst: Fear and Democracy in the Federal Republic of Germany


Frank Biess

22 June 2022

Emotions in History

While fear and anxiety have historically been associated with authoritarian regimes, Frank Biess demonstrates the ambivalent role of these emotions in the democratization of West Germany, where fears and anxieties about the country's catastrophic past and uncertain future both undermined democracy and stabilized the emerging Federal Republic.

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Electric News in Colonial Algeria


Arthur Asseraf

01 April 2022

Oxford Historical Monographs

As Algeria became connected to international news networks during French colonial rule in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this study examines how news spread through communities and across social divides, how new media changed the communication landscape, and how surveillance by the French government played a role.

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Boom Cities: Architect Planners and the Politics of Radical Urban Renewal in 1960s Britain


Otto Saumarez Smith

03 September 2020

In this volume, Otto Saumarez Smith recounts the fraught history of the urban development of British city centres in the 1960s, uncovering the planning philosophy, and the political, cultural, and legislative background that created the conditions for these transformations to occur across the country.

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The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921


Mark D. Steinberg

01 December 2016

Oxford Histories

A new history of the Russian Revolution, exploring how people experienced it in their own lives, from Bloody Sunday in 1905 to the final shots of the civil war in 1921. The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921 focuses on human experience to address key issues of inequality, power, and violence, and ideas of justice and freedom.

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Patterns of Modern Chinese History


Charles Desnoyers

07 April 2016

Patterns of Modern Chinese History offers a broad narrative of the period starting with the Qing dynasty (1644-1912) to the present. Providing in-depth coverage of modern Chinese history, this introductory yet detailed text utilizes proven pedagogical features and a fluid narrative to examine large patterns and their origins, interactions, and adaptations. Its versatile organization accommodates both chronological and thematic approaches. The narrative begins at the height of imperial China's wealth and power, tracing it through its downward spiral and ultimate demise, and following its revolutions, civil wars, invasions, radical political interlude, and rise once again to world prominence.

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Apartheid, 1948-1994


Saul Dubow

22 May 2014

Oxford Histories

This fresh interpretation of apartheid South Africa integrates histories of resistance with the analysis of power - asking not only why apartheid was defeated, but how it came to survive for so long.

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Nazi Germany


Jane Caplan

24 April 2008

Oxford Short History of Germany

An authoritative and up-to-date history of Nazi Germany, with each chapter written by an internationally acknowledged expert in the field, covering everything from the ideological origins of Nazism, through the history of politics and society in the 'Third Reich', to the aftermath of National Socialism in postwar German history and memory.

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Roger Griffin

08 June 1995

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