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Africa and the Shaping of International Human Rights

Africa and the Shaping of International Human Rights

Derrick M. Nault

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198859628
eISBN:
9780191891977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859628.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, World Modern History

Africa throughout its postcolonial history has been plagued by human rights abuses ranging from intolerance of political dissent to heinous crimes such as genocide. Some observers consequently have ... More

Archaeology and the Public PurposeWritings on and by M.N. Deshpande

Archaeology and the Public Purpose: Writings on and by M.N. Deshpande

Nayanjot Lahiri

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190130480
eISBN:
9780190993870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190130480.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This book interleaves the history of post-Independence archaeology in India with the life and times of Madhukar Narhar Deshpande (1920–2008), a leading Indian archaeologist who went on to become the ... More

The Cancer ProblemMalignancy in Nineteenth-Century Britain

The Cancer Problem: Malignancy in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Agnes Arnold-Forster

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198866145
eISBN:
9780191897726
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866145.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book offers the first medical, cultural, and social history of cancer in nineteenth-century Britain. The Cancer Problem begins by looking at a community of doctors and patients who lived and ... More

The Coolie's Great WarIndian Labour in a Global Conflict, 1914-1921

The Coolie's Great War: Indian Labour in a Global Conflict, 1914-1921

Radhika Singha

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197525586
eISBN:
9780197554562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197525586.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Though largely invisible in histories of World War one, over 550,000 men in the ranks of the Indian Army were followers or non-combatants. From porters and construction workers in the ‘Coolie Corps’, ... More

Empire of RuinsAmerican Culture, Photography, and the Spectacle of Destruction

Empire of Ruins: American Culture, Photography, and the Spectacle of Destruction

Miles Orvell

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190491604
eISBN:
9780197523285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491604.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Empire of Ruins explores the meaning of ruins in American culture, from the mid-nineteenth century to the twenty-first century, arguing that photographs have been the chief means by which the ... More

The Long CrisisNew York City and the Path to Neoliberalism

The Long Crisis: New York City and the Path to Neoliberalism

Benjamin Holtzman

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190843700
eISBN:
9780190843731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843700.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Long Crisis explores the origins and implications of one of the most significant developments across the globe over the last fifty years: the diminished faith in government as capable of solving ... More

The Norman Conquest in English HistoryVolume I: A Broken Chain?

The Norman Conquest in English History: Volume I: A Broken Chain?

George Garnett

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198726166
eISBN:
9780191793042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198726166.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

This study pursues a central theme in English historical thinking—the Norman Conquest—over seven centuries. This first volume, which covers more than half a millennium, explains how and why the ... More

The Reformation of Common LearningPost-Ramist Method and the Reception of the New Philosophy, 1618 - 1670

The Reformation of Common Learning: Post-Ramist Method and the Reception of the New Philosophy, 1618 - 1670

Howard Hotson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780199553389
eISBN:
9780191898440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199553389.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Howard Hotson’s previous contribution to this series, Commonplace Learning, explored how a fragmented political and confessional landscape turned the northwestern corner of the Holy Roman Empire into ... More

Rome, Ravenna, and Venice, 750-1000Byzantine Heritage, Imperial Present, and the Construction of City Identity

Rome, Ravenna, and Venice, 750-1000: Byzantine Heritage, Imperial Present, and the Construction of City Identity

Veronica West-Harling

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198754206
eISBN:
9780191815942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754206.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

The richest and most politically complex regions in Italy in the earliest Middle Ages were the Byzantine sections of the peninsula, thanks to their links with the most coherent early medieval state, ... More

Royals and RebelsThe Rise and Fall of the Sikh Empire

Royals and Rebels: The Rise and Fall of the Sikh Empire

Priya Atwal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197548318
eISBN:
9780197554593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548318.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

In late-eighteenth-century India, the glory of the Mughal emperors was fading, and ambitious newcomers seized power, changing the political map forever. Enter the legendary Maharajah Ranjit Singh, ... More

A Short History of Police and Policing

A Short History of Police and Policing

Clive Emsley

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198844600
eISBN:
9780191880155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844600.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The police are constantly under scrutiny. They are criticized for failings, praised for successes, and hailed as heroes for their sacrifices. Starting from the premise that every society has norms ... More

Tribals and Dalits in OrissaTowards a Social History of Exclusion, c. 1800-1950

Tribals and Dalits in Orissa: Towards a Social History of Exclusion, c. 1800-1950

Biswamoy Pati

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780199489404
eISBN:
9780199094592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489404.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This book examines diverse aspects of the social history of the marginalized sections of society in Orissa, focusing on the problems of colonialism and the way it impacted the lives of tribals, ... More

Wartime RelationsIntimacy, Violence, and Prostitution in Occupied Poland, 1939-1945

Wartime Relations: Intimacy, Violence, and Prostitution in Occupied Poland, 1939-1945

Maren Röger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198817222
eISBN:
9780191858758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817222.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

During the Second World War, all contact between German soldiers and Polish women — considered an “inferior race” — was officially banned. Sexual encounters frequently took place, however. Some were ... More

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