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AfterlivesThe Return of the Dead in the Middle Ages

Afterlives: The Return of the Dead in the Middle Ages

Nancy Mandeville Caciola

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702617
eISBN:
9781501703478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702617.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Simultaneously real and unreal, the dead are people, yet they are not. The society of medieval Europe developed a rich set of imaginative traditions about death and the afterlife, using the dead as a ... More

Against Immediate EvilAmerican Internationalists and the Four Freedoms on the Eve of World War II

Against Immediate Evil: American Internationalists and the Four Freedoms on the Eve of World War II

Andrew Johnstone

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453250
eISBN:
9780801454738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453250.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the story of how internationalist Americans worked between 1938 and 1941 to convince the American government and the American public of the need to stem the rising global tide of ... More

All Good Books Are Catholic BooksPrint Culture, Censorship, and Modernity in Twentieth-Century America

All Good Books Are Catholic Books: Print Culture, Censorship, and Modernity in Twentieth-Century America

Una M. Cadegan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451126
eISBN:
9780801468988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451126.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Until the close of the Second Vatican Council in 1965, the stance of the Roman Catholic Church toward the social, cultural, economic, and political developments of the twentieth century was largely ... More

America's First Great DepressionEconomic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837

America's First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837

Alasdair Roberts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450334
eISBN:
9780801464201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450334.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

For a while, it seemed impossible to lose money on real estate. But then the bubble burst. The financial sector was paralyzed and the economy contracted. State and federal governments struggled to ... More

Anatomy of the Red BrigadesThe Religious Mind-set of Modern Terrorists

Anatomy of the Red Brigades: The Religious Mind-set of Modern Terrorists

Alessandro Orsini

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449864
eISBN:
9780801460913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449864.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Red Brigades were a far-left terrorist group in Italy formed in 1970 and active all through the 1980s. Infamous around the world for a campaign of assassinations, kidnappings, and bank robberies, ... More

The Angola HorrorThe 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads

The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads

Charity Vogel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449086
eISBN:
9780801469763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

On December 18, 1867, an eastbound New York Express train derailed as it approached the high truss bridge over Big Sister Creek, just east of the small settlement of Angola, New York. The last two ... More

Armed with ExpertiseThe Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War

Armed with Expertise: The Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War

Joy Rohde

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449673
eISBN:
9780801469602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449673.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon launched a counterinsurgency program called the Human Terrain System. The program embedded social scientists within military units ... More

Balkan SmokeTobacco and the Making of Modern Bulgaria

Balkan Smoke: Tobacco and the Making of Modern Bulgaria

Mary C. Neuburger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450846
eISBN:
9780801465949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450846.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book leads readers along the Bulgarian–Ottoman caravan routes and into the coffeehouses of Istanbul and Sofia. It reveals how a remote country was drawn into global economic networks through ... More

Becoming BourgeoisLove, Kinship, and Power in Provincial France, 1670-1880

Becoming Bourgeois: Love, Kinship, and Power in Provincial France, 1670-1880

Christopher H. Johnson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453984
eISBN:
9781501701290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453984.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book traces the fortunes of three French families in the municipality of Vannes, in Brittany—Galles, Jollivet, and Le Ridant—who rose to prominence in publishing, law, the military, public ... More

Becoming Muslim in Imperial RussiaConversion, Apostasy, and Literacy

Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia: Conversion, Apostasy, and Literacy

Agnès Nilüfer Kefeli

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452314
eISBN:
9780801454776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452314.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This introductory chapter explores the transformative possibilities of reading Shakespeare for women, both collectively and individually, by combining work on women's clubs with recent work on the ... More

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