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Heidi Hakkarainen

In the German history of concepts, the era between 1760 and 1840 has been of special interest. The historian Reinhart Koselleck famously called this period a Sattelzeit , a time when not only cultural formations and social structures but also

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Between Trauma and Resilience

A Transnational Reading of Women's Life Writing about Wartime Rape in Germany and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Agatha Schwartz and Tatjana Takševa

In this article, through the narratives of women survivors we explore the effects and transgenerational consequences of rape during two twentieth-century episodes of armed conflict: the end of World War II in Germany and the war in Bosnia and

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A Gloomy Carnival of Freedom

Sex, Gender, and Emotions among Polish Displaced Person in the Aftermath of World War II

Katarzyna Nowak

Adam Tomaszewski, a Polish soldier imprisoned in Nazi Germany, remembered liberation and the first days of freedom as “bacchanalia,” “revue of the absurd,” and “chaos.” Like many other liberated Poles, he invoked images of indulgence, sex

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Sharon A. Kowalsky

's comparative investigation of wartime rape in Germany and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Using published memoirs of German women raped during World War II and oral histories conducted with Bosnian women raped during the conflict in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s

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Educating the Other

Foreign Governesses in Wallachia in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century

Nicoleta Roman

the terms of the Treaty of Berlin (1878), a German prince of the house of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen had recently become its king (1881), and the Orient Express connected it to the great European capitals. However, it was still finding its rightful place

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Masculinity on Stage

Dueling in the Greek Capital, 1870–1918

Dimitra Vassiliadou

on a much more frequent basis, with many ending in compromise, through witness mediation. These trivial numbers, compared with those in France (200–300 per year for the period 1875–1900), Italy (3,513 for the period 1879–1897), and Germany (2,111 for

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Sharon A. Kowalsky

Polish Displaced Persons in the Aftermath of World War II,” examines another aspect of the post-1945 Polish experience, focusing on Polish displaced persons (DPs) interred in Germany and Austria after the war. Situating her argument within the growing

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“Amongst Affectionate Female Friends”

Same-Sex Intimacy in Nineteenth-Century Polish Correspondence

Natalie Cornett

the “Springtime of Nations” in 1848, of which Poland played a small and rather insignificant role compared to the larger and more successful uprisings in the nearby German and Hungarian lands. Żmichowska and her three friends received the worst

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Valentina Mitkova

, individual asceticism, and unusual personal choice to “reflect” the presence of the remarkable male intellectuals who crossed her life—Hristo Belchev, Pencho Slaveikov, Petko Todorov, the German Slavist Georg Adam, Petar Dunov, and others. In cases when the

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“Maternal Impressions”

Disability Memoirs in Socialist Poland

Natalia Pamula

“polonizing” the population, for example, the expulsion of Germans and Jews from postwar Poland, 23 there is relatively little on other attempts to refashion populations, including rehabilitation and disability politics. Attention to disability thus allows us