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ballot

Overview page. Subjects: European History — Politics.

Secret voting; a vote conducted by this method. Voting by dropping a pebble (psephos—hence psephology) into an urn was an invention of ancient Greek democrats, resurrected in the eighteenth...

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bull-baiting

Overview page. Subjects: European History — Sport and Leisure.

Was probably introduced to Ireland from England, where it had been a popular pastime at least from the 13th century. Bulls, sometimes mutilated and invariably tethered, were baited by both...

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camogie

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — European History.

Essentially a women's version of hurling, was invented by female members of the Gaelic League. It was first played publicly at Navan, Co. Meath, in 1904. Unlike other Gaelic sports ...

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Conclusion

in Northern Ireland

January 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: British History; European History; Political Geography. 378 words.

The Conclusion highlights how potential exists now in Northern Ireland for an experiment important in the wider world. Can two identities and national allegiances be accommodated in the...

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Conclusion

Vanessa Schwartz.

in Modern France

October 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); European History; Political Geography. 691 words.

The ‘Conclusion’ summarizes what can be learned of post-Revolution France. The realities of modern France are more complex than nationalist pageants show. Power comes to those who unite...

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The Countryside: Towards a Theme Park?

Hugh D Clout.

in The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; European History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Economic History. 8756 words.

By the dawn of the twenty-first century, Europe's agriculture had been reshaped dramatically, since policy makers viewed rural space as more than a resource base of crops, animal products,...

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Divided Ulster: from plantation to partition

in Northern Ireland

January 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: British History; European History; Political Geography. 8237 words.

‘Divided Ulster: from plantation to partition’ explores how, from the sixteenth century, Ireland's separate Gaelic society was steadily destroyed. It was the coincidence of conquest with...

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European Sexualities in the Age of Total War

Dagmar Herzog.

in The Oxford Handbook of European History, 1914-1945

May 2016; p ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History; Gender and Sexuality. 7898 words.

This chapter explores transformations in European sexual mores and practices in the era of the two world wars. It pays particular attention to the contradictory dynamics of the interwar...

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France hurtles into the future

in Modern France

October 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); European History; Political Geography. 6051 words.

‘France hurtles into the future’ charts France's contributions to technological development. The Eiffel Tower was a statement of France's commitment to the ideals of the Enlightenment. The...

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France stirs up the melting pot

in Modern France

October 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); European History; Political Geography. 5622 words.

‘France stirs up the melting pot’ investigates the effects of immigration on France. Revolutionaries believed ethnic pluralism would endanger unity, and to this day immigrants are expected...

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