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An Empire of Memory

Matthew Gabriele.

February 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 216 pages.

Beginning shortly after his death in 814, the inhabitants of Charlemagne's historical empire looked back upon his reign and saw in it an exemplar of Christian universality—Christendom. They...

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Performing Algerianness: The National and Transnational Construction of Algeria’s ‘Culture Wars’

Walid Benkhaled and Natalya Vince.

in Algeria

December 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 11219 words.

Post-independence Algeria, particularly since 1988, has tended to be read through two dominant narratives. These narratives are widely reproduced in the Algerian and international media, in...

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The Primacy of Palmerston? 1855–1865

G. R. Searle.

in Entrepreneurial Politics in Mid-Victorian Britain

March 1993; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 20220 words.

Most present-day historians agree that by the late 1850s and early 1860s, entrepreneurial politics in Britain was losing its cutting edge. This has been ascribed to three causes. First, it...

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English Literature’s Foreign Relations; or, ‘’E dunno où il est!’*

Philip Waller.

in Writers, Readers, and Reputations

May 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 27438 words.

This chapter addresses a peculiarity of ‘English Literature’: that so many of its better known writers were un-English by birthplace, by parentage, by marriage, or by having spent some...

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Fiorello La Guardia

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. New York City, 11 Dec. 1882; d. New York City, 20 Sept. 1947)

US; mayor New York 1934–45 La Guardia was born in New York and brought up in Arizona. In his early twenties he...

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Liberal Party, Australia

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

P ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; Contemporary History (Post 1945). 733 words.

The first Liberal Party emerged at national level from a fusion of anti-Labor parties (mainly Protectionists and Free Traders) under ...

United Party, South Africa

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

P ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; Contemporary History (Post 1945). 195 words.

Founded as a response to the Great *Depression in 1934 as the United South African National Party, it was a fusion between ...

Canadian Labour Congress

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

P ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; Contemporary History (Post 1945). 106 words.

A trade-union organization that emerged in 1956 from a fusion between the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada (est. 1883...

nuclear bomb

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Science and Mathematics.

The first and only nuclear bomb to have been used in warfare was the atomic bomb, which was developed in the Manhattan Project, and exploded over Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August...

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Presley, Elvis Aaron (1935–1977)

Edited by Market House Books.

in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 266 words.

US pop singer. The first rock and roll star, he profoundly changed popular music with his fusion of country music and rhythm and blues....

Byzantium

Peter Sarris.

July 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Byzantine Studies; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 168 pages.

After surviving the 5th-century fall of the western European Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire flourished as one of the most powerful economic, cultural, and military forces in Europe for...

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The Australian Colonies

Stuart King and Julie Willis.

in Architecture and Urbanism in the British Empire

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History. 13893 words.

Australian architecture began with the traditional structures built by its indigenous inhabitants, from permanent stone structures to lightweight impermanent shelters. The arrival of...

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The Language of Oeconomy

Karen Harvey.

in The Little Republic

April 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History. 19768 words.

This chapter explore the concepts which shaped contemporaries’ understanding of men's relationship with the house and household. Focusing on printed works, it establishes the discourse of...

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The First Wave of Trials for Diabolical Witchcraft

Richard Kieckhefer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America

March 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 9933 words.

This article discusses the first wave of trials for diabolical witchcraft. It suggests that when we examine the trials in a particular region, and when we read late medieval writings about...

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Socialist Hussites, Marxist Wagnerians

Jakub S. Beneš.

in Workers and Nationalism

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Political History. 14729 words.

This chapter looks at how the 1905–7 breakthrough accelerated a process in which Social Democrats appropriated Czech and German national cultures as their own. Although the party...

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Epic and Romance

Dennis Looney.

in Renaissance and Reformation

P ublished online June 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. 5051 words.

Epic and romance are distinct literary genres that poets combine in some of the most effective narrative poems of the early modern period, such as Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso and Spenser’s...

Norman (and Anglo-Norman) Manuscript Illumination

Laura Cleaver.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 4865 words.

The phrase “Norman manuscript illumination” is used to describe the styles of decoration found in manuscripts associated with Normandy and England in the 11th and 12th centuries,...

Pictish Art

Jane Geddes.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online May 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 14453 words.

Pictish art was created by people living predominantly in north and eastern Scotland between about the 4th and 10th centuries. People in the same locality had created a distinct artistic...