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Author: Silke Muylaert
In Shaping the Stranger Churches: Migrants in England and the Troubles in the Netherlands, 1547-1585, Silke Muylaert explores the struggles confronting the Netherlandish churches in England when they engaged with (or disengaged from) the Reformation and the Revolt back in their homeland. The churches were conflicted over the limits of religious zeal and over political loyalty. How far could Reformers go to promote their faith without committing sin? How much loyalty did they owe to Philip II and William of Orange?

While previous narratives ascribe a certain radicalism to the foreign churches, Muylaert uncovers the difficulties confronting expatriate churches to provide support for Reformed churches or organise resistance against authorities back home.
How and when a west Slavic principality centred on Nitra originated in the middle Danube is a key question of medieval East Central Europe. In this book, Ján Steinhübel reconstructs the origins, history and expansion of this Nitrian Principality. Based on contemporary sources and extensive historical and archaeological literature, he traces the development of the land for 640 years (470-1110). The book illuminates Nitrian development since the decline of the Avars, its short period of independence in 9th century and later its incorporation to Great Moravia and Hungary respectively. It argues that Nitrian Principality laid the national, territorial and historical foundations of Slovakia.
Emotions- und Alltagsgeschichte polnischer 'Zivilarbeiter' in Berlin 1939-1945
Series:  FOKUS, Volume: 2
Das Buch bietet eine Analyse der Lebenswelten polnischer Zwangsarbeiter in Berlin aus einer individuellen Perspektive. Ausschließlich anhand zeitgenössischer Ego-Dokumente beschreibt die Autorin weniger die Erlebnisse der Betroffenen, sondern vielmehr die Deutung und emotionale Wahrnehmung des Zwangsarbeiteralltags, der mindestens genauso heterogen war, wie ihre „Zwangswelten“.
Die Studie schreibt sich damit in die aktuellen europäischen Diskurse zum Zweiten Weltkrieg ein und mit ihrer Perspektive „von unten“ trägt sie zum Forschungsstand mit neuen Impulsen bei. In Zeiten, in denen es immer weniger Zeitzeugen gibt, können ihre zeitgenössischen Ego-Dokumente helfen, die historischen Vorgänge zu verstehen. In diesem Sinne bietet das vorliegende Buch eine intensive Annäherung an die Lebenswelten der Zwangsarbeiter. Denn die Heranziehung von justiziellen Personalakten aus der NS-Zeit sowie der Briefe und Tagebücher der Betroffenen ermöglichte es, die Gefühle und Handlungen aus ihrer Perspektive zu schildern.
Author: Daniela Tănase
In Craftsmen and Jewelers in the Middle and Lower Danube Region (6th to 7th Centuries) Daniela Tănase examines the practice of metalworking with the aim of comparing the archaeological evidence of different peoples in the Middle and Lower Danube in the Early Middle Ages, with a particular focus on blacksmithing, goldsmithing and burial customs. Evidence suggests that the distinction between these specialties was quite fluid, so blacksmiths could craft jewelery, while jewelers were able to create tools and weapons. The study also reveals how the production process and the main techniques employed by craftsmen for the ornamentation of dress and accessories were subject to multiple influences, from Byzantium, the eastern steppe, and the Merovingian kingdoms.
Re-Aktionen auf Flucht und Vertreibung in der Aufnahmegesellschaft der Bundesrepublik
Die Beiträge untersuchen Erinnerungsgeschichten von Integrationsbemühungen und Abgrenzungsverhalten der Aufnahmegesellschaften gegenüber Flüchtlingen und Vertriebenen in der Nachkriegszeit und frühen Bundesrepublik.
Die Integrationsverläufe der ‚Neubürger‘ waren von einer Vielzahl von Faktoren abhängig: Neben der Politik der jeweiligen Besatzungsmacht und der Frage, wie die Zwangsmigranten selbst mit ihrer schwierigen Situation umgingen, hing der Erfolg vor allem von der Haltung der Einheimischen gegenüber den Neuankömmlingen ab. Dabei waren beide Gruppen bei weitem nicht homogen. Verhaltensweisen der Aufnahmegesellschaften konnten sich lokal stark voneinander unterscheiden, wodurch der Prozess des Einlebens beschleunigt, verzögert oder behindert wurde.
Dorothy Fujita-Rony’s The Memorykeepers: Gendered Knowledges, Empires, and Indonesian American History examines the importance of women's memorykeeping for two Toba Batak women whose twentieth-century histories span Indonesia and the United States, H.L.Tobing and Minar T. Rony. This book addresses the meanings of family stories and artifacts within a gendered and interimperial context, and demonstrates how these knowledges can produce alternate cartographies of memory and belonging within the diaspora. It thus explores how women’s memorykeeping forges integrative possibility, not only physically across islands, oceans, and continents, but also temporally, across decades, empires, and generations. Thirty-five years in the making, The Memorykeepers is the first book on Indonesian Americans written within the fields of US history, American Studies, and Asian American Studies.
This book investigates perceptions, modes, and techniques of Venetian rule in the early modern Eastern Mediterranean (1400–1700). Against the backdrop of the controversial notion of the Venetian realm as a colonial empire, essays from a range of specialists examine how Venice negotiated control over the territories, resources, and traditions of different empires (Byzantine, Roman, Mamluk, Ottoman) while developing its own claims of authority. Focusing in particular on questions of belonging and status in the Venetian overseas territories, the volume incorporates observations on the daily realities of Venetian rule: how did Venice negotiate claims of authority in light of former and ongoing imperial belongings? What was the status of colonial subjects and ships in the metropolis and in foreign territories? In what ways did Venice accept and continue old forms of imperial belonging? Did subordinate entities join in a shared communal identity? The volume opens new perspectives on Venetian rule at the crossroads of empire and early modern statehood: a polity negotiating and entangling empire.
Contributors are Housni Alkhateeb Shehada, Giacomo Corazzol, Nicholas Davidson, Renard Gluzman, Deborah Howard, David Jacoby (ZL), Marianna Kolyvà, Franz-Julius Morche, Reinhold C. Mueller, Monique O’Connell, Gerassimos D. Pagratis, Tassos Papacostas, Maria Pia Pedani (†), Dorit Raines, and E. Natalie Rothman.
Handbook of Hinduism in Europe portrays and analyses how Hindu traditions have expanded across the continent, and presents the main Hindu communities, religious groups, forms, practices and teachings. The Handbook does this in two parts, Part One covers historical and thematic topics which are of importance for understanding Hinduism in Europe as a whole and Part Two has chapters on Hindu traditions in every country in Europe. Hindu traditions have a long history of interaction with Europe, but the developments during the last fifty years represent a new phase. Globalization and increased ease of communication have led to the presence of a great plurality of Hindu traditions. Hinduism has become one of the major religions in Europe and is present in every country of the continent.
In: Cultures of Empire: Rethinking Venetian Rule 1400–1700
In: Cultures of Empire: Rethinking Venetian Rule 1400–1700