Questions related to 20th Century History
A while ago I attended a course titled "Contemporary Themes in History" which was essentially events of the 20th century, however, thought thematically. What I'm looking for is the particular textbook which followed the same structure. and it had hand picked interesting chapters such as on: cultural revolution, feminism, Islamic fundamentalism.
I have been trying to search for it on Google search engine, however, I'm totally incapable of finding anything related to "textbooks" only some results for popular non-academic books!
Any advice/suggestion are appreciated.
Two basic types of reactions were designated by Ernst Kretschmer as "biological radicals": “Totstellreflex” (feigning death) and “Bewegungssturm” (motion storm), published in 1923: "Hysterie, Reflex und Instinkt", Thieme, Leipzig), sometimes also called “hysterical hypokinesis and hyperkinesis” (Svorad, D:.AMA Arch Neur Psych 1957;77(5):533-539).
Thanatosis in spiders and insects, “playing possum, can often work”, serving as a protection strategy and “changing with external or internal conditions”. (Map of Life - University of Cambridge: http://www.mapoflife.org/topics/topic_368), see attachment.
Ich would like to know more about this fascinating phenomenon.
The available research of early 20th century history of architecture in North Macedonia, suggests that probably the first female architect / architectural designer was Elena Bokus (born in 1893 at location unknown). She had apparently practiced in Skopje during the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovens, later Kingdom of Yugoslavia, and there is a record of a house designed by her in 1923. However, there is no information about her work or wearbout after 1923.
The surname Bokus is quite unique for this part of the world, therefore any information on her work, whereabout, or potential country of origin, based on the surname, will be appreciated.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
The British periodical "Truth" published in its 1890 Christmas edition a cartoon entitled "The Kaiser's Dream" . In the cartoon, the Kaiser imagines a transformed Europe. Most of the nations which in 1890 were led by crowned heads had been replaced by republics. Some republics lay within familiar borders (e.g. "British Republic"). Others were fragmented (e.g. the "German Republics"). But Russia had been transformed into a "desert" ("Russian Desert"). Was the 1917 Russian Revolution the first stage in the roll-out of a long-planned Western regime-change project? If so, was the project's aim to use communism as a means of impeding Russian industrialization?
More proximate is the circumstance that in April 1917 Germany facilitated the transit across Germany in a sealed railway carriage of Lenin and other Bolsheviks. From Germany's wartime perspective, they were enemy aliens. Upon Lenin's arrival in Petrograd, he called for Russia's immediate withdrawal from the war. Russian withdrawal would have the strategic effect of enabling Germany to concentrate its efforts on the Western Front. The related Treaty of Brest-Litovsk followed in March 1918. By its terms, Russia not only withdrew from the war but also ceded industrialized regions to Germany. Was Lenin a German agent?
It is arguable that the Britain and France fomented the First World War with the intention of using Germany as a sword with which to strike at Russia, their nominal ally in the Triple Entente. Did Germany, having been lured into war, then opportunistically exploit the Bolsheviks as a means of closing the onerous Eastern Front?
Thanks in advance for shedding light on these and related matters.
I'm looking for sources which present the Arab Revolt in Palestine (1936-9) from the Arab and British points of view. So far, I have been able to find Swedenburg's "Memories of Revolt" and Kanafani's "The 1936-39 Revolt in Palestine".
Will greatly appreciate recommendations!
I am especially interested in known examples of bridges, as well as in the training of the constuctors involved.
I have read a couple of book chapters about the VHP in Denmark and something on the US and UK. But I wonder of there has been done any good research about the VHP or the Sangh Parivar as a whole in other European countries.
I was wondering why Poland, a land rich in culture and history endowed with specific identity, was uncomfortable for the great powers at the beginning of the 19th century, to the extent that, with reference to Germany and Russia, it was just supposed to be deleted as national identity.
I would like to write a paper about Langmuir's thesis related to anti-Semitism. It seems to me that Harari's book (Sapiens) extends Langmuir's definition to the prejudices against other minorities. What is your opinion? How would you reason for or against this idea?
The Staff College at Camberley (and its counterpart at Quetta) destroyed many records early in the Second World War; its successor organisation, the Joint Command and Staff College at the UK Defence Academy, has provided me with their list, but it is very incomplete - especially for instructors. Some details can be derived from newspapers such as The Times, but this is piecemeal. I am seeking to determine how far the College acted as a "talent pool" for later selection and advancement for those who attended.
The WWII co-operation of exiled political representations assembled in London counts to my research subjects. Hardly a revelation: the picture is complicated, probably little more disappointing than one is likely to expect when entering the ground. In a manuscript which I hope to publish soon I conclude:
"The story sketched in this article documents how difficult it was for small European nations, despite a common enemy and a shared meeting-place, to find solid ground for mutual understanding. ...The activities of the exiles were first and foremost directed to the preservation of their threatened nationsʼ identity, state, cultural or other. Thus, much of the communication between them was condemned to fail or to get lost ʻin translationʼ of cultural codes."
Intercultural communication is no doubt the issue I address here. Unfortunately, most literature I came across studies communication between "Great Cultures". This is still useful but my issue - intercultural communication within one (European, Western) culture - seems to lay pretty below the prevalent level of analysis.
Any reading suggestions? 1900-1950 scope will be appreciated.
Does anyone know where I can find a reliable dataset on income inequality for Latin American countries from 1900-1970? In particular, I'm looking for Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina, but would be interested in other countries too.
I would like to indications of books and texts that talk about the A-bomb. Can be empirical or theoretical texts, any help will be welcome. I am concerned to understand the different ways to talk about it, both by historiography and by the official history and the memory of the people involved (especially in the United States of America and Japan).
The business operated in Manhattan from the Early National - post Civil War period and dealt in hardware and plate glass imports. It was located on Maiden Lane (94 Maiden Lane but included at times adjacent buildings).
Besides the landmark study on the building and brief references to CVS Roosevelt in various secondary sources on the Roosevelt family, can anyone lead me to any primary sources? I am curious (and question the accuracy of the statement) about how secondary source claims that the company achieved a monopoly on the import of plate glass. I want to understand how the business operated. I know family members sometimes traveled to take orders but did they use jobbers, and how did they operate?
The company received most of their shipments from Liverpool but bought glass from France, England, and Germany. How did that work? Did they have a representative abroad? When plate glass arrived in New York, how was it transported and stored? Did they only order by the job or did they keep an inventory in their maiden lane warehouse? Was the plate glass stored on upper floors and the office on the ground floor? Different sources say the plate glass import part of the business was sold to the Briish firm in 1876 (date?). Which firm? How did they advertise their wares? Also, family members sometimes operated additional hardware import companies including one titled Roosevelt & Company. Were they rivals or connected?
Any sources (business or otherwise) about CVS Roosevelt (Cornelius V. S. Roosevelt, or Cornelius van Schaack -- sometimes spelled Schaick) would be most appreciated. He had a "mansion" on Union Square at Broadway and 14th St. until his death in 1871.
He had a son and a grandson with the same name unfortunately. Also any info on the business dealings of Theodore Roosevelt Sr (the presdient's father).
Or something that deals specifically with how they were treated and their conditions.
I am currently researching for my dissertation on the topic of Military Medical Evacuation during the Korean War and the above question is the basis to the paper. One of the main revolutions came about with the ability to airlift wounded soldiers via helicopter, however, the most commonly known advancement is the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH). Nevertheless, there was also the use of military vehicles, railroads, and military hospital ships, all of which seem to be overlooked by the majority. It is these three areas that intrigue me the most, how did they revolutionize Military Medical Evacuation?
There has been an intense debate, even today, on the existence of a proper fascist culture in Italy during the 20s and 30s: Those who think there was no fascist culture, since fascism failed in its attempt of cultural renewal, and those who claim the success of fascist cultural transformation, since fascism made use of culture as a political tool of modernization.