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‘A Policy of World Peace and World Economic Development’, 1930–1932

Gerard Keown.

in First of the Small Nations

March 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Political History. 13973 words.

As the 1930s began and the Great Depression took hold, the Irish had committed to running for election to the League Council. Success in the elections meant they took their seat as the...

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The Accession of James Stuart and the Kingdom of Great Britain, 1603–1610

Michael Questier.

in Dynastic Politics and the British Reformations, 1558-1630

January 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Political History. 41341 words.

The accession of James VI of Scotland as James I of England and Great Britain triggered a series of negotiations as to what the new British polity would be like and how far the Elizabethan...

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Action Groups

Patrick Lantschner.

in The Logic of Political Conflict in Medieval Cities

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Political History. 12727 words.

Late medieval European cities were teeming with groups which engaged in collective political action. This chapter distinguishes between different types of such action groups, and discusses...

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Administrative Change in the Mid- to Late Tenth Century

George Molyneaux.

in The Formation of the English Kingdom in the Tenth Century

June 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Political History. 46664 words.

This chapter argues that the Cerdicings implemented a series of administrative reforms in the mid- to late tenth century. That Edgar had both the desire and the ability to replace diversity...

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Adrift

James Retallack.

in Red Saxony

April 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 27468 words.

This chapter examines Imperial Germany’s final half-decade of peace (1909–14). It charts Saxon traditions of anti-socialism, anti-liberalism, and antisemitism, including their contingent...

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Africa or the East?

Willeke Sandler.

in Empire in the Heimat

November 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Political History. 10862 words.

During the Second World War, the Nazi pursuit of race war and empire in Eastern Europe put colonialists under greater pressure to justify their African focus. While Africa remained a future...

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An African Volk

Jamie Miller.

November 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Political History; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 464 pages.

Opposition to apartheid was one of the great moments in postwar history. Its success remains a symbol of a progressive global community. An African Volk looks at this phenomenon from the...

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Afterlives

Mark Edele.

in Stalin's Defectors

June 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Political History. 7405 words.

This chapter follows the history of defection from early debates among émigrés and western scholars in the developing Cold War to contemporary historiography. It also traces the changing...

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Aftermath

Alistair Malcolm.

in Royal Favouritism and the Governing Elite of the Spanish Monarchy, 1640-1665

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Political History. 4007 words.

The peace of the Pyrenees seemed to augur an era of peace that would allow Philip IV to concentrate on the long-delayed reconquest of Portugal. Yet scarcely had a year passed since the...

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Against Liberalism and the Jews

James Retallack.

in Red Saxony

April 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 19905 words.

Like the previous chapter, this one examines 1878–90 but with a different thematic focus. Attending to national and regional developments, it reveals how regional struggles for power were...

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The Age of Imperial Reform, c. 1486–1521

Duncan Hardy.

in Associative Political Culture in the Holy Roman Empire

September 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 9540 words.

This final case study in associative political culture’s shaping of the evolving Holy Roman Empire examines the new legislation passed during the reign of King/Emperor Maximilian, which...

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The Agents and Structures of Peacemaking

Leonard V. Smith.

in Sovereignty at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Political History. 23425 words.

This chapter provides a chronological overview of peacemaking after the Great War according to a constructivist interpretation of the “agent-structure problem.” Agents are simply the...

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Agriculture, Industry, and Communications

Anna Ross.

in Beyond the Barricades

January 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Political History. 13174 words.

This chapter looks at the efforts of the Brandenburg–Manteuffel and Manteuffel Ministries of State to reform agriculture, industry, and communications in the post-revolutionary decade....

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All Unquiet on the Western Front

Tom Scott.

in The Swiss and their Neighbours, 1460-1560

June 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Political History. 3633 words.

France continued to threaten the Franche-Comté, even after it had passed definitively to Habsburg Austria in 1493 under the Treaty of Senlis. Bern even tried to revive a western campaign in...

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The Allure of Globalism

Jeffrey James Byrne.

in Mecca of Revolution

April 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 25852 words.

This chapter examines Third World international affairs from the perspective of independent Algeria’s new foreign policy apparatus. In the early and mid-1960s, many of the organizing themes...

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Ambiguous Outcomes

K. Theodore Hoppen.

in Governing Hibernia

August 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Political History. 11004 words.

This chapter looks at the results of London’s mid-century policy of assimilationism, especially that introduced during and after the Great Famine in an effort to anglicize and modernize...

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America is Coming, America is Coming!

Rosario Forlenza.

in On the Edge of Democracy

November 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Political History. 17607 words.

This chapter analyzes the importance of “America” (effectively synonymous with “the West”) as an idealized goal of the political, social, and individual imagination, and examines how the...

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Amīrate or Sultanate?

Michael Hope.

in Power, Politics, and Tradition in the Mongol Empire and the Ilkhanate of Iran

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Political History. 10068 words.

This chapter discusses the failure of Ghazan’s heirs to preserve his patrimonial state. It shows how Ghazan’s household staff came to form a new propertied aristocracy, which sought to...

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‘Amphibious Agents’

Jennifer Davey.

in Mary, Countess of Derby, and the Politics of Victorian Britain

June 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Political History. 8351 words.

By the mid nineteenth century, the terms ‘female diplomacy’ and ‘female diplomat’ had begun to creep into contemporary usage, as women sought to exert influence in international politics....

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Angevin kingship: making and breaking royal law

Nicholas Vincent.

in Magna Carta

June 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Political History; British History. 4948 words.

‘Angevin kingship: making and breaking royal law’ examines the context of Plantagenent rule, with particular attention given to legal matters. The Plantagenents have a reputation for...

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