The Age of Revolutions in Global Context, C. 1760-1840

Author: David Armitage,Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137014156
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 5477
A distinguished international team of historians examines the dynamics of global and regional change in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Providing uniquely broad coverage, encompassing North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and China, the chapters shed new light on this pivotal period of world history. Offering fresh perspectives on: • the American, French, and Haitian Revolutions • the break-up of the Iberian empires • the Napoleonic Wars. The volume also presents ground-breaking treatments of world history from an African perspective, of South Asia's age of revolutions, and of stability and instability in China. The first truly global account of the causes and consequences of the transformative 'Age of Revolutions', this collection presents a strikingly novel and comprehensive view of the revolutionary era as well as rich examples of global history in practice.

Rethinking the Age of Revolution

Author: Michael A. McDonnell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351857789
Category: History
Page: 138
View: 5835
In the last twenty years, scholars have rushed to re-examine revolutionary experiences across the Atlantic, through the Americas, and, more recently, in imperial and global contexts. While Revolution has been a perennial favourite topic of national historians, a new generation of historians has begun to eschew traditional foundation narratives and embrace the insights of Atlantic and transnational history to re-examine what is increasingly called ‘the Age of Revolution’. This volume raises important questions about this new turn, and contributors pay particular attention to the hidden peoples and forces at work in this Revolutionary world. From Indian insurgents in Columbia and the Andes, to the terror exercised on the sailors and soldiers of imperial armies, and from Dutch radicals to Senegalese chiefs, these contributions reveal a new social history of the Age of Revolution that has sometimes been deliberately obscured from view. This book was originally published as a special issue of Atlantic Studies.

British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Author: Stephen Foster
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199206120
Category: History
Page: 365
View: 9535
This title asks to what extent did it make a difference to those living in the colonies that made up British North America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that they were part of an empire and that the empire in question was British?

Transoceanic America

Risk, Writing, and Revolution in the Global Pacific
Author: Michelle Burnham
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019257759X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 304
View: 7701
Transoceanic America offers a new approach to American literature by emphasizing the material and conceptual interconnectedness of the Atlantic and Pacific worlds. These oceans were tied together economically, textually, and politically, through such genres as maritime travel writing, mathematical and navigational schoolbooks, and the relatively new genre of the novel. Especially during the age of revolutions in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, long-distance transoceanic travel required calculating and managing risk in the interest of profit. The result was the emergence of a newly suspenseful form of narrative that came to characterize capitalist investment, political revolution, and novelistic plot. The calculus of risk that drove this expectationist narrative also concealed violence against vulnerable bodies on ships and shorelines around the world. A transoceanic American literary and cultural history requires new non-linear narratives to tell the story of this global context and to recognize its often forgotten textual archive.

How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions?

Author: Neil
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 160846265X
Category: Political Science
Page: 840
View: 6459
A historical defense of the concept of bourgeois revolution, from the sixteenth century to the twentieth.

The Familiar Made Strange

American Icons and Artifacts after the Transnational Turn
Author: Brooke L. Blower,Mark Philip Bradley
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801455456
Category: History
Page: 232
View: 4926
In The Familiar Made Strange, twelve distinguished historians offer original and playful readings of American icons and artifacts that cut across rather than stop at the nation’s borders to model new interpretive approaches to studying United States history. These leading practitioners of the “transnational turn” pause to consider such famous icons as John Singleton Copley’s painting Watson and the Shark, Albert Eisenstaedt’s photograph V-J Day, 1945, Times Square, and Alfred Kinsey’s reports on sexual behavior, as well as more surprising but revealing artifacts like Josephine Baker’s banana skirt and William Howard Taft’s underpants. Together, they present a road map to the varying scales, angles and methods of transnational analysis that shed light on American politics, empire, gender, and the operation of power in everyday life. Contributors: Brooke L. Blower, Boston University; Mark Philip Bradley, University of Chicago; Nick Cullather, Indiana University; Brian DeLay, University of California–Berkeley; Matthew Pratt Guterl, Brown University; Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor; Fredrik Logevall, Cornell University; Mary A. Renda, Mount Holyoke College; Daniel T. Rodgers, Princeton University; Andrew J. Rotter, Colgate University; Brian Rouleau, Texas A&M University; Naoko Shibusawa, Brown University

Journal of the Civil War Era

Summer 2014 Issue
Author: William A. Blair
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469615983
Category: History
Page: 203
View: 1396
The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 4, Number 2 June 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS Tom Watson Brown Book Award John Fabian Witt Civil War Historians and the Laws of War Articles Chandra Manning Working for Citizenship in Civil War Contraband Camps Michael F. Conlin The Dangerous Isms and the Fanatical Ists: Antebellum Conservatives in the South and the North Confront the Modernity Conspiracy Nicholas Guyatt "An Impossible Idea?" The Curious Career of Internal Colonization Review Essay John Craig Hammond Slavery, Sovereignty, and Empires: North American Borderlands and the American Civil War, 1660-1860 Book Reviews Books Received Professional Notes Jill Ogline Titus An Unfinished Struggle: Sesquicentennial Interpretations of Slavery and Emancipation

Sweden in the Eighteenth-Century World

Provincial Cosmopolitans
Author: Professor Göran Rydén
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 140946590X
Category: History
Page: 386
View: 9192
Eighteenth-century Sweden was deeply involved in the process of globalisation: ships leaving Sweden’s central ports exported bar iron that would drive the Industrial Revolution, whilst arriving ships would bring not only exotic goods and commodities to Swedish consumers, but also new ideas and cultural practices with them. At the same time, Sweden was an agricultural country to a large extent governed by self-subsistence, and - for most - wealth was created within this structure. This volume brings together a group of scholars from a range of disciplinary backgrounds who seek to present a more nuanced and elaborated picture of the Swedish cosmopolitan eighteenth century. Together they paint a picture of Sweden that is more like the one eighteenth-century intellectuals imagined, and help to situate Sweden in histories of cosmopolitanism of the wider world.

Die Geburt der modernen Welt

Eine Globalgeschichte 1780-1914
Author: Christopher A. Bayly
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593404885
Category: History
Page: 650
View: 9103
Christopher Baylys weltumspannender Blick auf das Agieren der Staaten, die vielfältigen Ausprägungen von Gesellschaftsordnungen, Religionen und Lebensweisen zeigt auf verblüffende Weise, wie eng schon im 19. Jahrhundert die Entwicklung Europas mit dem Geschehen in den anderen Erdteilen verknüpft war. »Ein mutiger Wurf, der geeignet ist, eingefahrene Sichtweisen aufzubrechen.« Johannes Willms, Süddeutsche Zeitung »Dieses Werk schafft ein neues Geschichtsbild; wie viele Bücher können das schon von sich behaupten?« Frankfurter Rundschau Ausgezeichnet als "Historisches Buch des Jahres" der Zeitschrift DAMALS Ausgezeichnet von H-Soz-u-Kult als "Das Historische Buch 2007" in der Kategorie "Entangled History"

The Smile Revolution

In Eighteenth-Century Paris
Author: Colin Jones CBE
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191024856
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 2412
You could be forgiven for thinking that the smile has no history; it has always been the same. However, just as different cultures in our own day have different rules about smiling, so did different societies in the past. In fact, amazing as it might seem, it was only in late eighteenth century France that western civilization discovered the art of the smile. In the 'Old Regime of Teeth' which prevailed in western Europe until then, smiling was quite literally frowned upon. Individuals were fatalistic about tooth loss, and their open mouths would often have been visually repulsive. Rules of conduct dating back to Antiquity disapproved of the opening of the mouth to express feelings in most social situations. Open and unrestrained smiling was associated with the impolite lower orders. In late eighteenth-century Paris, however, these age-old conventions changed, reflecting broader transformations in the way people expressed their feelings. This allowed the emergence of the modern smile par excellence: the open-mouthed smile which, while highlighting physical beauty and expressing individual identity, revealed white teeth. It was a transformation linked to changing patterns of politeness, new ideals of sensibility, shifts in styles of self-presentation - and, not least, the emergence of scientific dentistry. These changes seemed to usher in a revolution, a revolution in smiling. Yet if the French revolutionaries initially went about their business with a smile on their faces, the Reign of Terror soon wiped it off. Only in the twentieth century would the white-tooth smile re-emerge as an accepted model of self-presentation. In this entertaining, absorbing, and highly original work of cultural history, Colin Jones ranges from the history of art, literature, and culture to the history of science, medicine, and dentistry, to tell a unique and untold story about a facial expression at the heart of western civilization.

The Global Atlantic

1400 to 1900
Author: Christoph Strobel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317525515
Category: History
Page: 186
View: 5113
The Global Atlantic provides a concise, lively overview of the complex and diverse history of the greater Atlantic region from 1400 to 1900. During this period, the lands around the Atlantic basin – Europe, Africa, and the Americas – became deeply interconnected in networks of trade, cultural exchange, and geopolitics that reshaped these regions and the world beyond. In this accessible and engaging text, Christoph Strobel integrates the Atlantic into world history, showing that the Atlantic oceanic system was always interlinked with the rest of globe. From the Mediterranean origins of slave-worked sugar plantations to the Chinese demand for silver from American mines, The Global Atlantic discusses key examples of these connections with clarity, enabling students to understand how existing ideas and incentives shaped the emerging Global Atlantic, and how these Atlantic systems in turn created the world we live in today.

Foundations of Modern International Thought

Author: David Armitage
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521807077
Category: History
Page: 300
View: 8953
This insightful and wide-ranging volume traces the genesis of international intellectual thought, connecting international and global history with intellectual history.

Milton Now

Alternative Approaches and Contexts
Author: C. Gray,E. Murphy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137383100
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 284
View: 1633
By bringing together Milton specialists with other innovative early modern scholars, the collection aims to embrace and encourage a methodologically adventurous study of Milton's works, analyzing them both in relation to their own moment and their many ensuing contexts.

Tennessee Historical Quarterly

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Tennessee
Page: N.A
View: 2118

Pacific Histories

Ocean, Land, People
Author: David Armitage,Alison Bashford
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113700164X
Category: History
Page: 392
View: 2618
The first comprehensive account to place the Pacific Islands, the Pacific Rim and the Pacific Ocean into the perspective of world history. A highly distinguished international team of historians provides a chronological and thematic exploration of the Pacific, its inhabitants and the lands within and around it over 50,000 years.

Der revolutionäre Geist

Author: Leszek Kołakowski
Publisher: N.A
Category: Communism
Page: 99
View: 9234

Fighting for America

The Struggle for Mastery in North America, 1519-1871
Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 470
View: 9810
"This book offers a one-volume geopolitical history of North America from the landing of Spanish troops under Hern?n Cort?s in modern Mexico in 1519 until 1871 when, with the Treaty of Washington and the withdrawal of most British garrisons, Britain in effect accepted American mastery in North America and the North American question was thereby settled"--Preface.

Kleine Geschichte Australiens

Author: Mark Peel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423307550
Category: Australia
Page: 124
View: 2136

Die Lage der arbeitenden Klasse in England

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
View: 6598

Das Charisma der Weltrevolution

Revolutionärer Internationalismus in der frühen Sowjetgesellschaft 1917–1927
Author: Gleb J. Albert
Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar
ISBN: 3412507547
Category: History
Page: 631
View: 6891
Was bedeuteten ›Weltrevolution‹ und ›internationale Solidarität‹ für einfache Parteiaktivisten und die sowjetische Bevölkerung? Das Buch präsentiert erstmals eine Gesellschaftsgeschichte des frühsowjetischen revolutionären Internationalismus. Auf Basis neuerschlossener Quellen untersucht es die Vermittlung internationalistischer Ideen sowie die Bedeutungen, die frühsowjetische Aktivisten und Bürger in sie hineininterpretierten. Auch das sich wandelnde Repertoire an Praktiken, die der Parteibasis zur Verfügung standen, um an revolutionären Ereignissen im Ausland teilzuhaben, wird einer Detailanalyse unterzogen. Die Studie eröffnet einen neuen Blick auf die Gesellschaft im ersten sowjetischen Jahrzehnt, ihre transnationalen Verflechtungen, und ihre Transformation hin zum Frühstalinismus.