History: International Relations (12)

Who Saved the Parthenon?: A New History of the Acropolis Before, During and After the Greek Revolution - cover image
  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Religion
  • History
  • History: International Relations

Who Saved the Parthenon?: A New History of the Acropolis Before, During and After the Greek Revolution

  • William St Clair
In this magisterial book, William St Clair unfolds the history of the Parthenon throughout the modern era to the present day, with special emphasis on the period before, during, and after the Greek War of Independence of 1821–32.
The Form of Ideology and the Ideology of Form: Cold War, Decolonization and Third World Print Cultures - cover image
  • History
  • History: International Relations
  • Literature
  • Literature: Comparative Literature

The Form of Ideology and the Ideology of Form: Cold War, Decolonization and Third World Print Cultures

  • Francesca Orsini
  • Neelam Srivastava
  • Laetitia Zecchini
This timely volume focuses on the period of decolonization and the Cold War as the backdrop to the emergence of new and diverse literary aesthetics that accompanied anti-imperialist commitments and Afro-Asian solidarity. Competing internationalist frameworks produced a flurry of writings that made Asian, African and other world literatures visible to each other for the first time. The book’s essays examine a host of print culture formats (magazines, newspapers, manifestos, conference proceedings, ephemera, etc.) and modes of cultural mediation and transnational exchange that enabled the construction of a variously inflected Third-World culture which played a determining role throughout the Cold War.
History of International Relations: A Non-European Perspective - cover image
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • History
  • History: International Relations
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

History of International Relations: A Non-European Perspective

  • Erik Ringmar
Existing textbooks on international relations treat history in a cursory fashion and perpetuate a Euro-centric perspective. This textbook pioneers a new approach by historicizing the material traditionally taught in International Relations courses, and by explicitly focusing on non-European cases, debates and issues.
ANZUS and the Early Cold War: Strategy and Diplomacy between Australia, New Zealand and the United States, 1945-1956 - cover image
  • History
  • History: International Relations

ANZUS and the Early Cold War: Strategy and Diplomacy between Australia, New Zealand and the United States, 1945-1956

  • Andrew Kelly
'ANZUS and the Early Cold War' is essential reading for historians of Australian, New Zealand and American international relations in the twentieth century. Its concise format and readable style will also appeal to general readers interested in the history and foreign policies of these nations, and to anyone who wants to know more about the individual and geopolitical tensions that beset any major alliance.
Mobilities, Boundaries, and Travelling Ideas: Rethinking Translocality Beyond Central Asia and the Caucasus - cover image
  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Religion
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • History
  • History: International Relations

Mobilities, Boundaries, and Travelling Ideas: Rethinking Translocality Beyond Central Asia and the Caucasus

  • Manja Stephan-Emmrich
  • Philipp Schröder
This collection brings together a variety of anthropological, historical and sociological case studies from Central Asia and the Caucasus to examine the concept of translocality. The chapters scrutinize the capacity of translocality to describe, in new ways, the multiple mobilities, exchange practices and globalizing processes that link places, people and institutions in Central Asia and the Caucasus with others in Russia, China and the United Arab Emirates.
Warlike and Peaceful Societies: The Interaction of Genes and Culture - cover image
  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Religion
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • History
  • History: International Relations

Warlike and Peaceful Societies: The Interaction of Genes and Culture

  • Agner Fog
Are humans violent or peaceful by nature? We are both. In this ambitious and wide-ranging book, Agner Fog presents a ground-breaking new argument that explains the existence of differently organised societies using evolutionary theory. It combines natural sciences and social sciences in a way that is rarely seen.
World of Walls: The Structure, Roles and Effectiveness of Separation Barriers - cover image
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • History
  • History: International Relations

World of Walls: The Structure, Roles and Effectiveness of Separation Barriers

  • Said Saddiki
In this timely and original book, Said Saddiki scrutinises the physical and virtual walls located in four continents, including Israel, India, the southern EU border, Morocco, and the proposed border wall between Mexico and the US. Saddiki’s detailed analysis explores the tensions between the rise of globalisation, which some have argued will lead to a "borderless world” and "the end of the nation-state”, and the rapid development in recent decades of border control systems.
Complexity, Security and Civil Society in East Asia: Foreign Policies and the Korean Peninsula - cover image
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • History
  • History: International Relations

Complexity, Security and Civil Society in East Asia: Foreign Policies and the Korean Peninsula

  • Peter Hayes
  • Kiho Yi
Complexity, Security and Civil Society in East Asia offers the latest understanding of complex global problems in the region, including nuclear weapons, urban insecurity, energy, and climate change. Detailed case studies of China, North and South Korea, and Japan demonstrate the importance of civil society and ‘civic diplomacy’ in reaching shared solutions to these problems in East Asia and beyond.
Beyond Holy Russia: The Life and Times of Stephen Graham - cover image
  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Religion
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: Eastern European Studies
  • History
  • History: International Relations
  • Literature

Beyond Holy Russia: The Life and Times of Stephen Graham

  • Michael Hughes
This biography examines the long life of the traveller and author Stephen Graham. Graham walked across much of the Tsarist Empire in the years before 1917, and his writings about his adventures helped to shape attitudes towards Russia in Britain and the US. In later years he travelled widely in Europe and America, meeting some of the best known writers of his day. Tracing Graham’s career as a world traveller, this book explores Graham’s heterodox and convoluted spiritual quest, while also providing a rich portrait of English, Russian and American literary life in the first half of the twentieth century.
The Passion of Max von Oppenheim: Archaeology and Intrigue in the Middle East from Wilhelm II to Hitler - cover image
  • Asian Studies
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • History
  • History: International Relations

The Passion of Max von Oppenheim: Archaeology and Intrigue in the Middle East from Wilhelm II to Hitler

  • Lionel Gossman
Born into a prominent German Jewish banking family, Max von Oppenheim was a keen amateur archaeologist and ethnologist, whose excavation of Tel Halaf in Syria marked an important contribution to knowledge of the ancient Middle East. He was also an ardent German patriot, eager to support his country’s pursuit of its ‘place in the sun’. Ranging widely over many fields – from war studies to archaeology and banking history – this book tells the gripping and at times unsettling story of one part-Jewish man’s passion for his country in the face of persistent and, in his later years, genocidal anti-Semitism.
A People Passing Rude: British Responses to Russian Culture - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • History
  • History: International Relations

A People Passing Rude: British Responses to Russian Culture

  • Anthony Cross
Edited by Anthony Cross, a leading authority on Anglo-Russian relations, this collection demonstrates the scope and variety of Russia’s influence on British culture. Moving from the early 1800s – when Byron sent his hero Don Juan to meet Catherine the Great, and an English critic grappled with the challenge of Pushkin – to a series of Russian-themed exhibitions at venues including Crystal Palace and Earls Court, the collection explores British encounters with Russian music, the absorption with Dostoevsky and Chekhov, and Britain’s engagement with Soviet film. Essential reading for anyone with an interest in British and Russian cultures and their complex relationship.
Frontier Encounters: Knowledge and Practice at the Russian, Chinese and Mongolian Border - cover image
  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Religion
  • Asian Studies
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • History
  • History: International Relations

Frontier Encounters: Knowledge and Practice at the Russian, Chinese and Mongolian Border

  • Franck Billé
  • Grégory Delaplace
  • Caroline Humphrey
China, Russia and Mongolia share thousands of miles of border, but their traditions, languages and worldviews are remarkably different. Presenting varied perspectives on how the borders between these unique countries are enacted, produced and crossed, this book illuminates global uncertainties: China’s search for energy resources and the employment of its huge population, Russia’s fear of Chinese migration, and the precarious economic independence of Mongolia as its neighbours negotiate to extract its plentiful resources. Bringing together anthropologists, sociologists and economists, this timely collection of essays offers new perspectives on an area that is currently of enormous economic, strategic and geo-political relevance.