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Epilogue: Difficult History

Steven G. Smith

Steven G. Smith is Jennie Carlisle Golding Professor of Philosophy at Millsaps College, USA and the author of The Concept of the Spiritual (1988), Gender Thinking (1992), Worth Doing (2004), and Appeal and Attitude (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Full History : On the Meaningfulness of Shared Action

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Today there is a popular cable television channel that is known for constantly running shows on World War II. This programming bias does not seem incongruous to me. I found the war an absorbing topic throughout my growing up in the 1950s...

Conclusion (including Epilogue, 1990–8)

Stephen Kelly

Stephen Kelly is Associate Professor in Modern History at Liverpool Hope University, UK. He is the author of ‘A Failed Political Entity’: Charles Haughey and the Northern Ireland Question, 1945-1992 (2016), Frank Aiken: Nationalist and Internationalist (edited collection) (2014), and Fianna Fáil, Partition and Northern Ireland, 1926-1971 (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Margaret Thatcher, the Conservative Party and the Northern Ireland Conflict, 1975–1990

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...Epilogue: The path to peace in Northern Ireland, 1990–8 Margaret Thatcher’s political downfall in December 1990 coincided with the genesis of the Northern Ireland peace process; a process that ultimately led...

Turmoil in the Cocoa Groves: Slave Revolts in Ocumare de la Costa, Venezuela, 1837 and 1845

The Many Faces of Slavery: New Perspectives on Slave Ownership and Experiences in the Americas

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...A slave revolt and its aftermath usually entail a logical process of disobedience, uprising and subsequent repression where, almost inevitably, the path that leads to a status quo ante is strewn with a display of violence, together...

Afterword

Writing Battles : New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...‘Confess’, the poet begins, ‘it’s my profession that alarms you. This is why few people invite me to dinner.’ Things have moved on since Margaret Atwood wrote these lines in ‘The Loneliness of the Military Historian’ more than twenty years...

Conclusion

Kenneth Morrison

Kenneth Morrison is Professor of Modern Southeast European History at De Montfort University, UK. He is the author of Nationalism, Statehood and Identity in Post-Yugoslav Montenegro (2018, Bloomsbury Academic), Sarajevo’s Holiday Inn: On the Frontline of Politics and War (2016) and, with Elizabeth Roberts, The Sandžak: A History (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Lowe

Paul Lowe is Reader in Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London, UK. An award-winning photographer whose work has been published in Time, Newsweek, Life, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Observer and The Independent, among others, Paul is the author of The Chronology of Photography (2018), Photography Masterclass (2016) and, with Jennifer Good, Understanding Photojournalism (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reporting the Siege of Sarajevo

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...The war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in particular the siege of Sarajevo, played a pivotal role in the development of – and shifts in – journalistic practice in the last decade of the twentieth century. The lessons learnt during the siege...

Post-1990: History Wars

Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, USA. His books include Crisis of Empire (2015), Military Strategy: A Global History (2020) and Naval Warfare (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contesting History : Narratives of Public History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...China and Japan The serious crisis in relations between China and Japan in the 2010s focused on competing claims in the East China Sea, notably to uninhabited islands that were differently named by the two powers...

Conclusion

Philip Sabin

Philip Sabin is Professor of Strategic Studies in the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London. He has worked closely with the armed services and appears regularly on TV and radio. He has also co-edited the two volume Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Simulating War : Studying Conflict through Simulation Games

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...While writing Chapter 11, I had the very encouraging experience of being commissioned by the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) of the UK’s Defence Academy at Shrivenham to run an entire study day on manual wargaming, focused...

The FitzGerald-Thatcher relationship and the evolution of Anglo-Irish relations, 1983–4

Stephen Kelly

Stephen Kelly is Associate Professor in Modern History at Liverpool Hope University, UK. He is the author of ‘A Failed Political Entity’: Charles Haughey and the Northern Ireland Question, 1945-1992 (2016), Frank Aiken: Nationalist and Internationalist (edited collection) (2014), and Fianna Fáil, Partition and Northern Ireland, 1926-1971 (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Margaret Thatcher, the Conservative Party and the Northern Ireland Conflict, 1975–1990

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...‘… I’d like to do something about Ireland’: The resurrection of Anglo-Irish relations The Conservative Party’s landslide victory at the 1983 British general election (held on 9 June of that year) was a personal triumph...

Accuracy vs simplicity

Philip Sabin

Philip Sabin is Professor of Strategic Studies in the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London. He has worked closely with the armed services and appears regularly on TV and radio. He has also co-edited the two volume Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Simulating War : Studying Conflict through Simulation Games

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Perhaps the most pervasive trade-off affecting all human attempts to understand the world in which we live is that between accurately capturing the almost infinite complexities of reality and keeping our models simple enough to be grasped...

The Twentieth Century: The Struggle of Ideologies

Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, USA. His books include Crisis of Empire (2015), Military Strategy: A Global History (2020) and Naval Warfare (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contesting History : Narratives of Public History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Prisons and Indian Independence The Cellular Jail, the Indian Bastille, stands as a mute witness to the untold suffering, valiant defiance and undaunted...