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The Leftist “Imagined Community”

The Transnational Imagination of Left-Wing Subversive Organizations in Western Europe

Mikuláš Pešta

Guevara was very influential in terms of conceptualization of the global struggle, the guerrilla methods from the mountains of Sierra Maestra were less adoptable for the highly urbanized environment in Western Europe. For that, the concept of the urban

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Carl Strikwerda

and iron ore across Western Europe. 21 Winston Churchill, not known for his starry-eyed idealism in his later career, argued in 1908 that “in spite of the folly of armaments and tariffs, of the unwisdom of so many of our political and journalistic hot

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Richard Bessel

annual homicide rates [that] is not small.” 11 By combining data on “homicide rates in five Western European regions, 1300–2000,” Eisner shows—and Pinker cites—similar declines in homicides per 100,000 people per year. 12 And when looking at what may be

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Huaiyu Chen

Western Europe. However, following the Leiden conference, East Germany organized a conference on East Asia in Leipzig, which is worth examining for many reasons. First, East Germany, rather than the Soviet Union, took the lead in organizing this

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Romanticizing Difference

Identities in Transformation after World War I

Nadia Malinovich

to Paris—both on his own society and that of Western Europe. Navon, she notes, does not fall into Western bifurcations between a picturesque and ossified “Orient” and a progressive, modern “Occident.” Rather, he presents the world of the pre–World War

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Envisaging Eternity

Salian Women’s Religious Patronage

Nina Verbanaz

East and West, the Salian women’s role within this patronage contains some unique aspects for eleventh-century Western Europe. Gisela and Bertha, two of the three Salian women whose sons ascended the throne, found their final resting place in the Speyer

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Misbehaving Women

Trespass and Honor in Late Medieval English Towns

Teresa Phipps

Life Cycle in Western Europe, c.1300–c.1500 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006). 41 In Latin, uxor eius , for example, “Johannes et Alicie uxor eius.” 42 In Latin, grave dampnum . CALS, ZSR 21 rot. 2. 43 Hampshire Record Office (hereafter

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The Complexity of History

Russia and Steven Pinker’s Thesis

Nancy Shields Kollmann

to deploy violence in myriad ways, never approaching a steady march of decline. This messy, contingent outcome is the stuff of history. Notes 1 On state-building, see Charles Tilly and Gabriel Ardant, eds., The Formation of National States in Western

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Mark S. Micale

misinterpretation. First of all, Pinker’s work exhibits an overly Western outlook. “The West and the rest” is a mentality much on display in his pages. Pinker draws the great majority of his historical data from Europe—particularly Central and Western Europe

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Whitewashing History

Pinker’s (Mis)Representation of the Enlightenment and Violence

Philip Dwyer

considerations. Eventually, authorities banned public executions in Western Europe during the second half of the nineteenth century, not because they were inhumane—although that thought was certainly there—but because they no longer represented an edifying enough