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Ethnography

  • Goodbye, Antouraby Karnig Panian

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 25.00

    When World War I began, Karnig Panian was only five years old, living among his fellow Armenians in the Anatolian village of Gurin. Four years later, American aid workers found him at an orphanage in Antoura, Lebanon. He was among nearly 1,000 Armenian and 400 Kurdish children who had been abandoned by the Turkish administrators, left to survive at... more...

  • Motherlandby Rita Goldberg

    The New Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Born in Basel in 1949, Rita Goldberg was brought up in the United States and spent time in Germany, where her father was an army psychiatrist. She teaches comparative literature at Harvard and is married to Oliver Hart, a British-born professor of economics at Harvard. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. more...

  • Genghis Khan and the Mongol War Machineby Chris Peers

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 18.50

    As a soldier and general, statesman and empire-builder, Genghis Khan is an almost legendary figure. His remarkable achievements and his ruthless methods have given rise to a sinister reputation. As Chris Peers shows, in this concise and authoritative study, he possessed exceptional gifts as a leader and manager of men - he ranks among the greatest... more...

  • »Wer bin ich, dass ich über Leben und Tod entscheide?«by Mathias Middelberg

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 14.52

    Hans Calmeyer sollte als »Rassereferent« über Fälle unklarer Abstammung entscheiden: War er Mittäter oder Widerständler? Der Anwalt Hans Calmeyer (1903-1972) entschied als Beamter der deutschen Besatzungsverwaltung in den Niederlanden täglich über Leben und Tod: Nach der NS-Rassenpolitik sollte er »rassische Zweifelsfälle« klären. »Arier« oder Jude?... more...

  • Histories of the Jews of Egyptby Dario Miccoli

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Up until the advent of Nasser and the 1956 War, a thriving and diverse Jewry lived in Egypt ? mainly in the two cities of Alexandria and Cairo, heavily influencing the social and cultural history of the country. Histories of the Jews of Egypt argues that this Jewish diaspora should be viewed as "an imagined bourgeoisie". It demonstrates how,... more...

  • "They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else": A History of the Armenian Genocideby Ronald Grigor Suny

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Starting in early 1915, the Ottoman Turks began deporting and killing hundreds of thousands of Armenians in the first major genocide of the twentieth century. By the end of the First World War, the number of Armenians in what would become Turkey had been reduced by ninety percent?more than a million people. A century later, the Armenian Genocide remains... more...

  • Was war deutsches Judentum?by Christina von Braun

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    German Judaism experienced an extraordinary phase of development and diversification between 1870 and 1933. Berlin became a hub for emigration and immigration, and important trends, such as Reform Judaism, were disseminated from there throughout the world. This volume assembles essays about this phenomenon by prominent authors, among them Atina Grossman,... more...

  • Hope is the Last to Dieby Halina Birenbaum; David Welsh

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book is an important work in Holocaust literature and was originally published in Poland in 1967. Covering the years 1939-1945, it is the author's account of her experience growing up in the Warsaw ghetto and her eventual deportation to, imprisonment in, and survival of the Majdanek, Auschwitz, Ravensbruck, and Neustadt-Glewe camps. Since the... more...

  • Deutsche Berichte aus dem Ostenby Klaus-Michael Mallmann; Andrej Angrick; Jürgen Matthäus; Martin Cüppers

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 130.74

    Die fast täglich im Reichssicherheitshauptamt zusammengestellten Berichte der "Ereignismeldungen UdSSR" des Jahres 1942 und die sie ablösenden "Berichte aus den besetzten Ostgebieten" der Jahre 1942 bis 1943 sind die bedeutendsten durchlaufenden Quellen zu den Einsatzgruppen in der Sowjetunion und zugleich Dokumente des Grauens. Auf tausenden Schreibmaschinenseiten... more...