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New Leaders, New Dawns?

South Africa and Zimbabwe under Cyril Ramaphosa and Emmerson Mnangagwa

edited by Chris Brown; David Moore & Blair Rutherford
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
tagged: african

In late 2017 and early 2018, South Africa and Zimbabwe both experienced rapid and unexpected political transitions. In Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, the only leader the country had ever known, was replaced in a “soft coup” by his erstwhile vice-president, Emmerson Mnangagwa. Over a twelve-day period in February 2018, South African president Jacob Z …

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La guerre d'indépendance des Canadas

Démocratie, républicanismes et libéralismes en Amérique du Nord

by Julien Mauduit
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
tagged: pre-confederation (to 1867), 19th century

Longtemps considérée comme une rébellion mineure, la tentative de révolution de 1837 a en réalité secoué l’ensemble de l’Amérique du Nord, menaçant de renvoyer le pouvoir britannique hors du continent, mais également d’inaugurer une expérience républicaine différente. La révolution a échoué, mais les idées qu’elle a véhicu …

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Patterns of Plague

Changing Ideas about Plague in England and France, 1348-1750

by Lori Jones
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: history, social history

For centuries, recurrent plague outbreaks took a grim toll on populations across Europe and Asia. While medical interventions and treatments did not change significantly from the fourteenth century to the eighteenth century, understandings of where and how plague originated did.

Through an innovative reading of medical advice literature produced in …

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War and Remembrance

Recollecting and Representing War

edited by Renée Dickason; Delphine Letort; Michel Prum & Stéphanie A.H. Bélanger
edition: Hardcover
tagged: military science

Memory, while seemingly a thing of the past, has much to reveal in the present. With its focus on memory, War and Remembrance provides new viewpoints in the field of war representation.

Bringing an interdisciplinary approach to discussions of the cultural memory of war, the collection focuses on narratives, either fictional or testimonial, that chal …

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Unsettling Canadian Art History

edited by Erin Morton
edition: eBook
tagged: canadian, native american studies, post-confederation (1867-), contemporary (1945-)

Bringing together fifteen scholars of art and culture, Unsettling Canadian Art History addresses the visual and material culture of settler colonialism, enslavement, and racialized diasporas in the contested white settler state of Canada.
This collection offers new avenues for scholarship on art, archives, and creative practice by rethinking histo …

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Water from Dragon's Well

The History of a Korean-Canadian Church Relationship

by David Kim-Cragg
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
tagged: history

A Canadian-built mission house in the heart of Seoul became the heart of the emerging South Korean democratization movement, while a Korean minister rose to serve as the spiritual leader of Canada’s largest Protestant denomination. The century-long Korean-Canadian church relationship has had a lasting influence on Korean society and on the cultur …

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