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Full-Text Articles in European History

Heterogeneous Immunological Landscapes And Medieval Plague : An Invitation To A New Dialogue Between Historians And Immunologists., Fabian Crespo, Matthew B. Lawrenz Nov 2016

Heterogeneous Immunological Landscapes And Medieval Plague : An Invitation To A New Dialogue Between Historians And Immunologists., Fabian Crespo, Matthew B. Lawrenz

Fabian Crespo

Efforts to understand the differential mortality caused by plague must account for many factors, including human immune responses. In this essay we are particularly interested in those people who were exposed to the Yersinia pestis pathogen during the Black Death, but who had differing fates—survival or death—that could depend on which individuals (once infected) were able to mount an appropriate immune response as a result of biological, environmental, and social factors. The proposed model suggests that historians of the medieval world could make a significant contribution to the study of human health, and especially the role of human ...


Juneau County, Wisconsin Bygdebok: A Genealogy Of The Norwegian Settlers, 1850-1950, Lawrence W. Onsager Nov 2016

Juneau County, Wisconsin Bygdebok: A Genealogy Of The Norwegian Settlers, 1850-1950, Lawrence W. Onsager

Lawrence W. Onsager

No abstract provided.


Review: Sylvia Martin, 'Ink In Her Veins: The Troubled Life Of Aileen Palmer', (Crawley: Uwa Publishing, 2016)., Rowan Cahill Oct 2016

Review: Sylvia Martin, 'Ink In Her Veins: The Troubled Life Of Aileen Palmer', (Crawley: Uwa Publishing, 2016)., Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

Review of Sylvia Martin's study (2016) of Australian poet, Spanish Civil War veteran, WW11 Ambulance driver, translator, Aileen Palmer and her life and times. 


Review: Sylvia Martin, 'Ink In Her Veins: The Troubled Life Of Aileen Palmer', (Crawley: Uwa Publishing, 2016)., Rowan Cahill Oct 2016

Review: Sylvia Martin, 'Ink In Her Veins: The Troubled Life Of Aileen Palmer', (Crawley: Uwa Publishing, 2016)., Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

Review of Sylvia Martin's study (2016) of Australian poet, Spanish Civil War veteran, WW11 Ambulance driver, translator, Aileen Palmer and her life and times. 


Vaclav Havel, Jan Patocka: The Powerless And The Shaken, Daniel Brennan Oct 2016

Vaclav Havel, Jan Patocka: The Powerless And The Shaken, Daniel Brennan

Daniel Brennan

This article makes a case for considering Vaclav Havel's political theory of the nature of dissent as more politically grounded than that of his mentor fan Patoka. Against the criticism of Havel, which describes him as a less rigorous repeater of Patocka's ideas, this paper demonstrates how Havel appropriated Patocka's idea that the dissident is, similarly to a World War I trench soldier, fighting in a contemporary front in a demobilized war. However I argue that in Havel's thought, the understanding of dissent takes on a more practical and useful complexion than that of Patocka. This ...


The Trial Of Jacob Benjamin, Supplier To The French Army, 1792–93, Ronald Schechter Aug 2016

The Trial Of Jacob Benjamin, Supplier To The French Army, 1792–93, Ronald Schechter

Ronald Schechter

No abstract provided.


“The Geographic Science Of War: The Archduke Carl, Habsburg Military Theory And Reaction To Revolution.”, Lee Eysturlid Jul 2016

“The Geographic Science Of War: The Archduke Carl, Habsburg Military Theory And Reaction To Revolution.”, Lee Eysturlid

Lee W. Eysturlid

This paper will explore the theoretical, and in places practical application, of the works of the Archduke Carl as commander of Habsburg forces between 1794 and 1809. It will also look at the broader, systematic writings that he engaged in after his permanent retirement in 1815. These created a measured response that combined geographic and military thinking in a way uniquely suited to the Habsburg political and social reality.


The Barber Who Read History And Was Overwhelmed, Rowan Cahill Jul 2016

The Barber Who Read History And Was Overwhelmed, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

Beginning with a chance encounter in a Barber's shop whilst travelling, the author ruminates on history, and the proposition that each and everyone of us is an historian, and that in a sense we are all time travellers. Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is invoked, and the role of radical historians from below discussed before the author returns to his Barber shop encounter, and to Brecht. The title of the piece references Brecht's poem A Worker Reads History (1936).


Place And Politics At The Frankfurt Paulskirche After 1945, Shelley Rose Jul 2016

Place And Politics At The Frankfurt Paulskirche After 1945, Shelley Rose

Shelley Rose

This article investigates the reconstruction of the Frankfurt Paulskirche as a symbol of German democratic identity after World War II. The place memory of the Paulskirche is deeply rooted in the 1848 Parliament which anticipated the formation of a German democratic state. The church provided postwar Germans with a physical anchor for their sense of history and feelings of Heimat. This place identity pervades post-1945 debates about the reconstruction of the church and the appropriate uses of that space in the context of Frankfurt’s devastated urban and political landscape. Despite this, the place identity of the Paulskirche remains understudied ...


The Penumbra Of Weimar Political Culture: Pacifism, Feminism, And Social Democracy, Shelley Rose Jul 2016

The Penumbra Of Weimar Political Culture: Pacifism, Feminism, And Social Democracy, Shelley Rose

Shelley Rose

This article offers a new reading of Germany’s complex political culture, exploring the contributions of pacifists, international feminists, and Social Democrats as proactive, yet marginalized, participants in Weimar-era politics. Through a series of historical events including the No-More-War protests, international education courses, pacifist reading sessions, and a transnational peace exhibit, the author demonstrates dynamic exchanges between party and informal politics on the political Left. This interaction, as well as expanding transnational networks and awareness, opened new political spaces for peace activism in the Weimar Republic, the effects of which still endure today.


The Penumbra Of Weimar Political Culture: Pacifism, Feminism, And Social Democracy, Shelley Rose Jul 2016

The Penumbra Of Weimar Political Culture: Pacifism, Feminism, And Social Democracy, Shelley Rose

Shelley Rose

This article offers a new reading of Germany’s complex political culture, exploring the contributions of pacifists, international feminists, and Social Democrats as proactive, yet marginalized, participants in Weimar-era politics. Through a series of historical events including the No-More-War protests, international education courses, pacifist reading sessions, and a transnational peace exhibit, the author demonstrates dynamic exchanges between party and informal politics on the political Left. This interaction, as well as expanding transnational networks and awareness, opened new political spaces for peace activism in the Weimar Republic, the effects of which still endure today.


Place And Politics At The Frankfurt Paulskirche After 1945, Shelley Rose Jul 2016

Place And Politics At The Frankfurt Paulskirche After 1945, Shelley Rose

Shelley Rose

This article investigates the reconstruction of the Frankfurt Paulskirche as a symbol of German democratic identity after World War II. The place memory of the Paulskirche is deeply rooted in the 1848 Parliament which anticipated the formation of a German democratic state. The church provided postwar Germans with a physical anchor for their sense of history and feelings of Heimat. This place identity pervades post-1945 debates about the reconstruction of the church and the appropriate uses of that space in the context of Frankfurt’s devastated urban and political landscape. Despite this, the place identity of the Paulskirche remains understudied ...


Book Review: "Staging The French Revolution: Cultural Politics And The Paris Opera, 1789-1794", Wayne C. Wentzel Jul 2016

Book Review: "Staging The French Revolution: Cultural Politics And The Paris Opera, 1789-1794", Wayne C. Wentzel

Wayne Wentzel

Dr. Wayne Wentzel's review of Mark Darlow, Staging the French Revolution: Cultural Politics and the Paris Opéra, 1789-1794. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. xi + 421 pp. Tables, illustrations, graphs, musical examples, bibliography and index. $ 65.00 (hb). ISBN 978-0-19-977372-5.


Review: 'The Material Life Of Roman Slaves', Dorian Borbonus Jun 2016

Review: 'The Material Life Of Roman Slaves', Dorian Borbonus

Dorian Borbonus

The Material Life of Roman Slaves complements and enriches a growing body of scholarship on the physical conditions and material remains of Roman slavery, but it also represents a logical continuation of the research agenda of both authors. It is clearly informed by Joshel’s book about occupational titles in funerary inscriptions (Work, Identity, and Legal Status at Rome: A Study of the Occupational Inscriptions [1992]) and Petersen’s study on the visual culture of freedmen and its perception (The Freedman in Roman Art and Art History [2006]). Their collaboration on the present book represents a model of scholarly teamwork ...


Review Of Diplomacy In Renaissance Rome: The Rise Of The Resident Ambassador, By Catherine Fletcher., Brian Maxson Mar 2016

Review Of Diplomacy In Renaissance Rome: The Rise Of The Resident Ambassador, By Catherine Fletcher., Brian Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

No abstract provided.


Renaissance Florence In The Late Medieval World, Brian Maxson Feb 2016

Renaissance Florence In The Late Medieval World, Brian Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

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Collections & Connections, Jennifer Wilson Feb 2016

Collections & Connections, Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer Wilson

This is the Fall 2013-Winter 2014 issue of the biannual newsletter of the Western Kentucky University Libraries. It headlines WKU Manuscript/Folklife Archives Coordinator Jonathan Jeffrey's collection of the remembrances of JFK's visit to Bowling Green in 1960 and an excerpt from Ann Denes Wagner's recollection of her father Nick Denes, head coach at Western Kentucky State during the 1960s. Other major events featured in this issue include the Libraries' co-sponsorship of the International Film Series, its participation in the university's homecoming activities, its continued effort in offering the Far Away Places speaker series and the ...


The Catholic Enlightenment. The Forgotten History Of A Global Movement, Ulrich Lehner Dec 2015

The Catholic Enlightenment. The Forgotten History Of A Global Movement, Ulrich Lehner

Ulrich L. Lehner

No abstract provided.


The Royal Navy's Employment Of Black Mariners And Maritime Workers, 1754-1783, Charles R. Foy Dec 2015

The Royal Navy's Employment Of Black Mariners And Maritime Workers, 1754-1783, Charles R. Foy

Charles Foy

The Royal Navy has been portrayed as an institution that embodied liberty, regularly
employing and relying upon blacks to keep its vessels afloat and to implement Britain's
blue water policy. Despite the critical role black naval seamen played, their employment
was shaped more by regional practices than by Admiralty edicts. The result was that blacks
were often treated inequitably. Black seamen had less access to pension benefits and
were not promoted in the same numbers as working-class white seamen. In England and
New York, blacks were largely kept out of royal dockyards and received less favourable
compensation than whites ...