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The Far Right from ‘Post-Fascism’ to Trumpism
In this second volume of Capital, Race and Space, Richard Saull offers an international historical sociology of the Western far-right from the end of World War II to its contemporary manifestations in Trumpism and Brexit. Focusing on its international causal dimensions, Saull draws on the theory of uneven and combined development to provide a distinct and original explanation of the evolution and mutations of the ‘post-fascist’ far-right.

Despite the transformed geopolitical context of capitalist development after 1945 – with decolonization and the end inter-imperial rivalry – the far-right continued to be intimately connected to the consolidation of the anti-communist liberal order. Thereafter, the far-right also formed an important, if contradictory, element within the neoliberal historical bloc that emerged in the 1980s and has been the main ideo-political beneficiary of the 2007-8 neoliberal crisis.
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No studies currently exist on consuls and consulates (often dismissed as lowly figures in the diplomatic process) in the Cold War. Research into the work of these overlooked 'poor relations' offers the chance of new perspectives in the field of Cold War studies, exploring their role in representing their country’s interests in far flung and unexpected places and their support for particular communities of fellow nationals and itinerant travellers in difficulties. These unnoticed actors on the international stage played far more complicated roles than one generally imagines.
Contributors are: Tina Tamman, David Schriffl, Ariane Knuesel , Lori Maguire, Laurent Cesari, Sue Onslow, Pedro Aires Oliveira, David Lee, and Marek Hańderek.
Die britische Rheinlandbesatzung 1918-1926
Die alliierte Rheinlandbesatzung nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg ist bislang vorwiegend als französisch-deutsche Beziehungsgeschichte erzählt worden. In diesem Buch wird nun erstmals die britische Besatzung in den Fokus gerückt: Auf Grundlage eines umfangreichen Quellenkorpus aus britischen und deutschen Archiven untersucht Benedikt Neuwöhner die Organisation, Praxis und Auswirkungen der britischen Besatzungsherrschaft im Rheinland. Wer waren die Männer, die das Besatzungsregime vor Ort führten? Welche Herrschaftsstrategien und -praktiken wandten sie an, um Kooperationsbereitschaft zu generieren und Widerstand zu minimieren? Neuwöhner rekonstruiert u.a. das Beziehungsgeflecht zwischen den Besatzern und den lokalen Eliten, die Aushandlung von Massenkonflikten und die symbolische Kommunikation der britischen Besatzungsmacht. Hierbei ergeben sich neue Einsichten und Perspektiven, die bislang gängige Vorstellungen von der alliierten Rheinlandbesatzung nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg in Frage stellen.
Erinnerungsorte zwischen Weser und Lippe
Ein Buch von 1670 hat uns gelehrt, Landschaften und Orte mit historischen Erinnerungen zu verbinden. Die „Monumenta Paderbornensia“ des Fürstbischofs Ferdinand von Fürstenberg sind ein wegweisendes Werk für die westfälische Landesgeschichte. Es erlebte mehrere Auflagen, darunter eine reich bebilderte Ausgabe, gedruckt 1672 in Amsterdam. Im Zentrum des Buchs stehen erinnerungswürdige Orte, Landschaften und Ereignisse zwischen Weser und Lippe, denen Fürstenberg ein literarisches Denkmal setzte. Experten verschiedener Disziplinen lesen das ungewöhnliche Werk neu und gehen seiner Wirkung bis heute nach. Eine Fotografin wagt zudem den Versuch, den Ortsansichten der „Monumenta“ aktuelle Ansichten gegenüber zu stellen.
In this first volume of Capital, Race and Space, Richard Saull offers an international historical sociology of the European far-right from its origins in the 1848 revolutions to fascism. Providing a distinct and original explanation of the evolution and mutations of the far-right Saull emphasizes its international causal dimensions through the prism of uneven and combined development.

Focusing on the twin (political and economic) transformations that dominated the second half of the nineteenth century the book discusses the connections between class, race, and geography in the evolution of far-right movements and how the crises in the development of a liberal world order were central to the advance of the far-right ultimately helping to produce fascism.
An Annotated English Translation of the Vulgata recension with Latin Text
The Libri Feudorum (the ‘books of fiefs’) are the earliest written body of feudal customs in Europe, codified in northern Italy c.1100-1250, which gave rise to feudal law as a branch of civil law. Their role in shaping modern ideas of feudalism has aroused an intense debate among medievalists, leading to deep re-thinking of the ‘feudal’ vocabulary and categories.
This book offers an up-to-date English translation with a working Latin text introduced by a historical and historiographical overview of the Libri, thereby providing a valuable tool to understanding the long-standing importance of this collection over nine centuries of European history.
The overarching goal of the Series is to incorporate the history and culture of Roma into the mainstream of European and global academia. To achieve this goal, the series Roma History and Culture publishes books (monographs, edited volumes, and collections of historical sources) from wide range of disciplines – history, ethnography, anthropology, sociology, political science, religion, cultural studies, literature studies, film, and art history, with particular focus on comparative studies – that offer innovative, critical and, above all, reliable and fully documented insights into Roma history and culture that relies on documents, critical rereading and rethinking of historical sources and existing research. This approach marks a critical turn in the academic studies of Roma history and culture that in the past all too often were blighted by stereotypes and myths, especially the specious belief that there are not enough preserved written sources on the Roma past to allow for the emergence of Roma history as a field in its own right. The series thus, shifts and challenges prevailing academic narratives that Roma are nothing else but a detached, marginalised community and a passive object of different state governments’ policies by presenting, analysing and contextualising the agency of Roma as actors in their own right, with their own views and visions of the development for the Roma and their communities. In this way the volumes published in the Roma book series present and contribute to the incorporation of the Roma past and present into the mainstream of European and global historiography instead of confining Roma history and culture to some narrow ethnic box. Research work on the Roma from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe constitutes the very academic focus of the proposed Book Series, which aspires to also cover the past and cultures of other communities that have historically been known under the general label “Gypsies”, such as the Sinti, Manush, Kale, Romanichals, Irish and Scottish Travelers, etc.
In 1602 the German nation of the University of Orléans decided to separate the registration of new members from the texte des rapports in the Livres des procurateurs, 1444-1602. The registres matricules that were subsequently used show that in the seventeenth century many young people from a great diversity of European countries found their way to Orléans. Apart from the genuine students, many were 'tourists', though considered by the authorities as 'étudiants universitaires'.
Joining the German nation offered the newly enrolled the privilege of being part of a university community that had traditionally been favoured by the French kings with special privileges, such as royal protection in time of war and, more importantly, freedom of religion. A majority of these student-tourists came from the nobility or from urban patrician families.
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How did exiled musicians from Germany and Austria, who reached safety at Kitchener Camp in Britain, find themselves in an Australian internment camp in New South Wales in 1940? What were the institutions that helped Jewish refugee musicians survive in wartime Shanghai? What happened to Austrian musicians who were trapped in the Netherlands after the German occupation?
These and other questions, and the larger stories they refer to, form the compelling content of this book. Other topics include the struggle of the Vienna operetta composers Granichstaedten and Katscher in USA, the relationship of émigré composer Berthold Goldschmidt to his native Hamburg and the reception of his ‘exile opera’ Beatrice Cenci. Studies of Mischa Spoliansky’s music for the movie Mr. Emmanuel(1944) and Franz Reizenstein’s radio opera Anna Kraus form part of the fourteen essays on exile musical history in Britain, Europe, USA, Australia and the Far East, based on cutting edge archival research and interviews by leading scholars.