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Peace Activist and Nobel Prize Laureate
In this book, Petra Schönemann-Behrens provides an informative review of the life and times of Alfred Fried, a significant if underappreciated German pacifist of the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth century.

In response to the militarism and international anarchy of the European states, Fried developed his unique notion of “revolutionary” or “scientific” pacifism, differentiating it from reform pacifism, in order to address the material causes of war. As theorist, practitioner, and journalist, Fried advanced radical concepts at the time: the formation of a pan-European union, the establishment of an effective international court of arbitration, the elimination of a secretive diplomatic class, and the expansion of international economic and cultural cooperation.

This work is translated after the German work Alfred H. Fried: Friedensaktivist – Nobelpreisträger published by Römerhof Verlag, in 2011.
Exploring People and Nature, 1700-1850
The book analyses from a comparative perspective the exploration of territories, the histories of their inhabitants, and local natural environments during the long eighteenth century. The eleven chapters look at European science at home and abroad as well as at global scientific practices and the involvement of a great variety of local actors in the processes of mapping and recording. Dealing with landlocked territories with no colonies (like Switzerland) and places embedded in colonial networks, the book reveals multifarious entanglements connecting these territories.

Contributors are: Sarah Baumgartner, Simona Boscani Leoni, Stefanie Gänger, Meike Knittel, Francesco Luzzini, Jon Mathieu, Barbara Orland, Irina Podgorny, Chetan Singh, and Martin Stuber.
Europe in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries
There is nothing more international than the formation of national identities. From the barbarian epics to the ethnographic museums, from the national languages to emblematic landscapes or typical costumes, this book retraces the cultural fabrication of the European nations. National identities are not facts of nature, but constructions. The list of the basic elements of a national identity is well known today: ancestral founders, a history, heroes, language, monuments, landscapes, and folklore. The compilation of this list was the great work carried out together in Europe during the last two centuries. Patriotic militancy and the transnational exchanges of ideas and know how created identities that are very specific, but that are similar precisely in their difference.
The Dutch and English in Seventeenth-Century South Asia
The global operations of the East India Companies were profoundly shaped by European perceptions of foreign lands. Providing a cultural perspective absent from existing economic and institutional histories, Ethnography and Encounter is the first book to systematically explore how Company agents’ understandings of and attitudes towards Asian peoples and societies informed institutional approaches to trade, diplomacy, and colonial governance. Its fine-grained comparisons of Dutch and English activities in seventeenth-century South Asia show how corporate ethnography was produced, how it underpinned given modes of conduct, and how it illuminates connections across space and time. Ethnography and Encounter identifies deep commonalities between Dutch and English discourses and practices, their indebtedness to pan-European ethnographic traditions, and their centrality to wider histories of European expansion.