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  1. Revolutionary Lives in South Asia

    Acts and Afterlives of Anticolonial Political Action

    Edited by Kama Maclean, J. Daniel Elam

    The term ‘revolutionary’ is used liberally in histories of Indian anticolonialism, but scarcely defined. Implicitly understood, it functions as a signpost or a badge, generously conferred in hagiographies, loosely invoked in historiography, and strategically deployed in contemporary political...

    Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Ralph Bunche and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

    Mediation and the UN, 1947-1949

    By Elad Ben-Dror

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    The book presents the fascinating story of Bunche the man within the frame tale of the UN’s initial involvement in Palestine between 1947 and 1949. During those years, the UN had a decisive influence on the history of the country and on the Arab-Israeli conflict. Bunche played an extremely...

    Published August 31st 2014 by Routledge

  3. North Africa’s Arab Spring

    Edited by George Joffé

    This book addresses issues surrounding the evolution of the Arab Spring in North Africa. After a general introduction and explanation of the events on a region-wide basis, it turns to examine aspects of each of the countries concerned. The role of the Muslim Brotherhood during the Nasser regime and...

    Published August 21st 2014 by Routledge

  4. A History of Market Performance

    From Ancient Babylonia to the Modern World

    Edited by R.J. Van der Spek, Jan Luiten van Zanden, Bas van Leeuwen

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This exciting new volume examines the development of market performance from Antiquity until the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Efficient market structures are agreed by most economists to serve as evidence of economic prosperity, and to be prerequisites for further economic growth. However,...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond

    By Jefferson Adams

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond looks at the many events, personalities, and controversies in the field of intelligence and espionage since the end of World War II. A crucial but often neglected topic, strategic intelligence took on added significance during the protracted...

    Published August 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Dresden

    Paradoxes of Memory in History

    By Elizabeth A. Ten Dyke

    The collapse of the German Democratic Republic prompted the East Germans to confront their personal, cultural and international past. This study of the 'Wende' - the turn of events in 1989 - is based on ethnographic and anthropological research conducted in the early 1990s. Liz Ten Dyke has...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Germany - The Tides of Power

    By Michael Balfour

    In Germany - The Tides of Power, Michael Balfour sets out to explain the factors which have shaped the German social, political and economic character. Tracing the movement of power from the Middle Ages onwards, he seeks to lead the reader to an understanding of modern Germany - why Germany...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Racial Theories in Fascist Italy

    By Aaron Gillette

    Series: Routledge Studies in Modern European History

    Racial Theories in Fascist Italy examines the role played by race and racism in the development of Italian identity during the fascist period. The book examines the struggle between Mussolini, the fascist hierarchy, scientists and others in formulating a racial persona that would gain wide...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Globalization of the Cold War

    Diplomacy and Local Confrontation, 1975-85

    Edited by Max Guderzo, Bruna Bagnato

    Series: Cold War History

    This book focuses on the globalisation of the Cold War in the years 1975-85, highlighting the transformation from bipolar US-Soviet competition to global confrontation. Offering a detailed analysis of this fundamental shift that occurred during this period, as well as the interconnections of this...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge