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What We Expected From National Socialism: Hermann Rauschning And Danzig's Lnterwar Radical Right (1918-1942), Nima Lane Jan 2019

What We Expected From National Socialism: Hermann Rauschning And Danzig's Lnterwar Radical Right (1918-1942), Nima Lane

Masters Theses

This project uses Dr. Hermann Rauschning as a case study to analyze the transformation of the German intellectual right, stretching from his early career in the Weimar Era to the post-1945 era. Rather than offer a purely narrative biography, this study uses the figure of Rauschning to examine the fate of the German right from the Kaisserreich to the aftermath of World War II. Rauschning, born in 1887, was both a political and intellectual figure. However, these aspects of Hermann Rauschning are not necessarily separate. Although some historians see Hermann Rauschning as unique, I argue that he is in fact ...


Things Miraculous And Strange: A Poetic Interpretation Of The Death And Afterlife Of Agnes Sampson, Ann Mary Hart Jan 2018

Things Miraculous And Strange: A Poetic Interpretation Of The Death And Afterlife Of Agnes Sampson, Ann Mary Hart

Masters Theses

In this collection of poems, I tell the story of Agnes Sampson's 1591 trial for witchcraft, her torture and death, and her response to these events from the afterlife. Using persona perspectives and utilizing a variety of poetic forms, I reveal the voices, thoughts, and feelings of Agnes and others involved in the trials in hopes to give a full and well-rounded account of the events in a compelling and creative way. Included in the collection are erasures on some of James VI' s poems with the goal of turning them into responses to his actions from Agnes. Using ...


Incarcerated, Transported And Bound: Constructing Community Among Transported Convicts From Britain To The Chesapeake, 1739-1776, Michael I. Bradley Jan 2017

Incarcerated, Transported And Bound: Constructing Community Among Transported Convicts From Britain To The Chesapeake, 1739-1776, Michael I. Bradley

Masters Theses

"Incarcerated, Transported, and Bound: Constructing Community among Convicts Transported from London to the Chesapeake, 1739-1776" explores the movement, migration, the malleability of identities, and development of communal ties among transported convicts. This thesis utilizes information on more than 3000 convicts brought to the colonial Chesapeake region. Precise details are currently available for more than two hundred transported convicts. In many cases the convicts can be followed from their birthplace to London to their trial and imprisonment, continuing to their transportation to the Americas, their new lives in the Chesapeake, and, in some cases, their flight and return to Great Britain ...


Butchered Bones, Carved Stones: Hunting And Social Change In Late Saxon England, Shawn Hale Jan 2016

Butchered Bones, Carved Stones: Hunting And Social Change In Late Saxon England, Shawn Hale

Masters Theses

Textual, archaeological, and art historical evidence all point to a significant reorganization of Anglo-Saxon society in the tenth and eleventh centuries. Changes in landownership, the development of proto-urban centers, the growth of merchant and artisan classes, as well as the proliferation of occupations associated with royal and regional administration, collectively altered the Anglo-Saxon social order. This radical reorganization benefitted some groups of individuals and threatened others with decreased social standing. Established elites and the nouvuae riche utilized exclusionary measures to counter any degree of social mobility provided by economic and political changes.

Shifting hunting practices and perceptions are particularly emblematic ...


Saxo Grammaticus: History And The Rise Of National Identity In Medieval Denmark, Christopher L. Bailey Jan 2002

Saxo Grammaticus: History And The Rise Of National Identity In Medieval Denmark, Christopher L. Bailey

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


James Tyrrell, John Locke, And Robert Filmer: Ideas On Property In Late Seventeenth Century England, Christopher Chatlos Strangeman Jan 1997

James Tyrrell, John Locke, And Robert Filmer: Ideas On Property In Late Seventeenth Century England, Christopher Chatlos Strangeman

Masters Theses

In this thesis, I examine the political theories of Sir Robert Filmer, John Locke, and James Tyrrell and, in turn, compare their respective conceptions of property which are at the foundation of their political theories. This political debate about property must be set amongst the political circumstances of the exclusion crisis. Arising from the Whig-Tory division, which arose in part from the Popish Plot, Filmer, Locke, and Tyrrell reveal the ideas of the parties they represented. Locke and Tyrrell, as Whig representatives, refuted the patriarchal theory of Filmer's Patriarcha, representative of the Tory party. In refuting Filmer, Locke and ...


The Autumn Celebrations Of The Ritual Calendar Year In The Later-Stuart Period, Alexander James Dove Jan 1997

The Autumn Celebrations Of The Ritual Calendar Year In The Later-Stuart Period, Alexander James Dove

Masters Theses

This thesis discusses the patterns in the celebrations of the autumn ritual calendar of the later-Stuart period. It focuses on the annual celebrations of the Gunpowder Treason and Plot (5th of November) and the Anniversary of the Accession of Queen Elizabeth (17th of November). For comparison, the Lord Mayor's Show (29th of October) is studied. The central theme of this thesis is to distinguish between the customs and traditions of the two dominant cultures of the later-Stuart period: elite and non-elite.

This thesis is broken down into three chapters. The first chapter discusses the November celebrations of the later-Stuart ...


A Fabric Unravelled: The Rise Of Party Politics In York, England, 1679-88, Vernon A. Mcguffee Jan 1994

A Fabric Unravelled: The Rise Of Party Politics In York, England, 1679-88, Vernon A. Mcguffee

Masters Theses

Many historians are engaged in a debate over whether party politics emerged in England before 1688. Perhaps the most prominent current conflict is between Jonathan Scott and Tim Harris. Scott believes that, despite ideological foundations, political parties could not exist before 1688 because of their lack of organization. Harris, on the other hand, argues that parties were indeed organized, and this organization revolved primarily around religion. Harris charges historians to examine the political structures of the localities to help resolve the debate. This thesis does just that. It looks at England's second city, York, from 1679-88 and addresses the ...


The South Tyrol And The Principle Of Self-Determination: An Analysis Of A Minority Problem, Eva Pfanzelter Jan 1994

The South Tyrol And The Principle Of Self-Determination: An Analysis Of A Minority Problem, Eva Pfanzelter

Masters Theses

For almost three quarters of a century the South Tyroleans had fought for the preservation of their ethnic identity. The idea of self-determination introduced by Woodrow Wilson in 1918 legitimized their quest for protection of their ethnicity and language. Yet, the peace of Paris of 1919 denied the South Tyrolens' the right to self-determination and incorporated the German-speaking territory of the South Tyrol into Italy. During the following two decades Italian fascism eliminated the South Tyroleans' right to struggle for their cultural identity. Mussolini's ideology pursued the Italianization of the South Tyrol. The German-speaking minority in Italy could not ...


The United States And German Reunification: The Stalin Note Of 1952, Klaus P. Grillmaier Jan 1989

The United States And German Reunification: The Stalin Note Of 1952, Klaus P. Grillmaier

Masters Theses

This thesis discusses the American and West German reaction to the Soviet note of March 10, 1952. In this so-called Stalin Note the Soviet dictator proposed the reunification of Germany on terms of neutrality and acceptance of the Oder and Neisse rivers as the German-Polish border. By launching his proposal Stalin sought to prevent the integration of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) into the Western alliance system.

The paper starts out sketching the emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as superpowers after World War II. It also analyzes the impact the Cold War had on Europe ...


The American Reaction To Germany's Annexation Of Austria, Mark A. Tarner Jan 1986

The American Reaction To Germany's Annexation Of Austria, Mark A. Tarner

Masters Theses

Germany's annexation of Austria in March 1938 was the cumulation of almost twenty years of Austrian dissatisfaction with the Treaty of Saint Germain, the lack of consistent political and economic support by the western democracies and the international instability of the 1930s. All these factors worked in favor of pro-Anschluss Germans and Austrians and to the handicap of the allies. Once Adolf Hitler came to power, he drastically changed German policy toward Austria. Anschluss had special significance for Hitler and his decision to abandon an evolutionary revision of Austria's political status to one of radical expansionism and annexation ...


Dissident Artists' Associations Of Germany 1892-1912, Mary Jo Eberspacher Jan 1984

Dissident Artists' Associations Of Germany 1892-1912, Mary Jo Eberspacher

Masters Theses

With the end of the Franco-Prussian War on January 18, 1871, the German Empire under the leadership of the Hohenzollern king, William of Prussia, was proclaimed in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. Now Emperor Wilhelm I, Otto von Bismarck, his chancellor, and their staff as federal executives of the Empire possessed important legislative and economic powers. However, the individual states retained rights in some areas such as: education, health services, police protection and some powers of taxation, and in some instances, there was a distrust of the newly organized federal institutions. Consequently, this states' rights concept seemed to have ...


The Fragmentation Of The Ulster Unionist Party, Declan Lawson George Hall Jan 1984

The Fragmentation Of The Ulster Unionist Party, Declan Lawson George Hall

Masters Theses

In 1973, the Ulster Unionist Party fragmented after fifty years as the dominant party within Northern Ireland. However, this fragmentation did not simply occur in reaction to the events of the 1960's and early 1970's. It was a long ongoing process that can be traced back to the 1940's and 1950's.

This study is concerned with the splintering of the Ulster Unionist Party and the reasons that lay behind the division. The first contention in this thesis is that the Ulster Unionist Party was never the single united political party that it was often supposed to ...


British Reaction To German Foreign Policy, January 1933 To June 1936, Nigel J. Cox Jan 1980

British Reaction To German Foreign Policy, January 1933 To June 1936, Nigel J. Cox

Masters Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to discuss the foreign policy inter-action between Britain and Germany from January, 1933 to June, 1936, and to analyse British action, reaction and aims in foreign policy during that time.

In Chapter I, I deal with three broad ideas by way of introduction. First, there is an analysis of those groups which are acting and reacting in the sphere of foreign policy. There are four groups enumerated: the governmental or official group; the parliamentary group; the press; and, finally, public opinion. The make-up of these groups, the sources for discovering their reactions, and the ...


The Nuremberg Decision, Sauckel And Speer, Michael P. Koeberlein Jan 1975

The Nuremberg Decision, Sauckel And Speer, Michael P. Koeberlein

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The United States And The Spd, 1945-1949: An Examination Of Policies And Attitudes, Bruce L. Berry Jan 1974

The United States And The Spd, 1945-1949: An Examination Of Policies And Attitudes, Bruce L. Berry

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Communism In Unity And Conflict: Poland, Yugoslavia, Ussr, Steven E. Weber Jan 1973

Communism In Unity And Conflict: Poland, Yugoslavia, Ussr, Steven E. Weber

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


British Intellectuals And The Great War: A Survey Of Intellectual Opinion, Vincent Paul Schmidt Jan 1973

British Intellectuals And The Great War: A Survey Of Intellectual Opinion, Vincent Paul Schmidt

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Politics Of Henry Fielding: A Whig Journalist And Essayist, Martha Ann Klestinski Jan 1972

The Politics Of Henry Fielding: A Whig Journalist And Essayist, Martha Ann Klestinski

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


American Reaction To The Sovietization Of Poland, Czechoslovakia And Hungary, 1945-1948, Dolores Balent Jan 1972

American Reaction To The Sovietization Of Poland, Czechoslovakia And Hungary, 1945-1948, Dolores Balent

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


James Hamilton, Third Earl Of Arran: A Study Of Scottish Relations With England And France (1559-62), Harvey Joe Inman Jan 1971

James Hamilton, Third Earl Of Arran: A Study Of Scottish Relations With England And France (1559-62), Harvey Joe Inman

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Yugoslavia, 1918-1941: A Case Study In The Socio-Political Structure With Emphasis On The Peasantry, John Dennis Roy Iii Jan 1971

Yugoslavia, 1918-1941: A Case Study In The Socio-Political Structure With Emphasis On The Peasantry, John Dennis Roy Iii

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


American Governmental Response To The 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Martin Ivan Elzy Jan 1969

American Governmental Response To The 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Martin Ivan Elzy

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


German-Benelux Relations 1919-1940, James Thomas West Jan 1968

German-Benelux Relations 1919-1940, James Thomas West

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Scottish Highland Regiments In The French And Indian War, Nelson Orion Westphal Jan 1968

The Scottish Highland Regiments In The French And Indian War, Nelson Orion Westphal

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Foreign Relations Of England, March 3, 1894-June 22, 1895, Charles Titus Jan 1966

The Foreign Relations Of England, March 3, 1894-June 22, 1895, Charles Titus

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Diplomacy Of Talleyrand And Castlereagh During The Polish-Saxon Discussions, John A. Alkire Jan 1966

The Diplomacy Of Talleyrand And Castlereagh During The Polish-Saxon Discussions, John A. Alkire

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Making Of The Revolutionist: Lord Edward Fitzgerald, Franklin Delaine Donaldson Jan 1966

The Making Of The Revolutionist: Lord Edward Fitzgerald, Franklin Delaine Donaldson

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Theobald Wolfe Tone And Irish Nationalism, George Lawrence Stone Jan 1964

Theobald Wolfe Tone And Irish Nationalism, George Lawrence Stone

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


England And Jacobinism, Lucille Mae Lance Jan 1964

England And Jacobinism, Lucille Mae Lance

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.