American Historical Association 2020-2021
We are excited to have a presence at the American Historical Association’s virtual conference, which will holding events through the first half of 2021. Please stop by our virtual booth and explore our history offerings, below.
To celebrate Virtual AHA, we are offering a 35% discount on all History titles during the entire series, ending June 2021. Use discount code AHA21 on print and eBooks ordered through our website. In addition, we are offering FREE ACCESS to our core history journals; scroll down for details.
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Berghahn Open Access
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Berghahn History Journals
Use promo code: AHA21 to access our 4 core history journals until Feb 1, 2021
*Aspasia volumes 13 and 14 are Open Access.
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From the Blog
Changing the Subject: How the United States Responds to Strategic Failure
Andrew J. Bacevich
A successful marriage is one in which partners find ways of reconciling their own individual needs with those they share as a couple. The challenge is to enable me and you to coexist with us in relative harmony. To indulge in wedding day illusions of being exempt from such challenges—to fancy that a new us transcends me and you—is to guarantee mutual disappointment. The sooner all parties jettison such illusions the better.
Similar challenges are infused into civil-military relations. There, harmonizing the interests of political leaders with those of the armed services in ways that serve the well-being of the nation as a whole requires more than solemn pledges of fealty and mutual respect. Read more...
An Interview with Julie Patricia Johnson
Julie Patricia Johnson is an associate researcher at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of The Candle and the Guillotine: Revolution and Justice in Lyon, 1789–93, published by Berghahn Books. She has presented her research at international conferences and has published work in journals such as French History and Lilith: A Feminist History Journal.
Q: What drew you to study the French Revolution?
I must admit that it was Dickens who first introduced me to the French Revolution and it took some little while for me to realise how biased and unkind his representation of the sans-culottes (the poorer people who did not wear trousers) actually was. I gradually fell deeper and deeper into the spell of the period until I left my job and moved to Melbourne University from Sydney to study it further with Peter McPhee who I discovered had written a great book about Robespierre.
Voices on War and Genocide
This book is derived from research I carried out for my recent monograph, Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz (2018). In the course of looking for documents in scores of archives and libraries, as well as seeking personal accounts that would help me reconstruct the “biography” of a small town in eastern Europe, I found three remarkable diaries about events in Buczacz during the two world wars. While the monograph I was writing attempted to capture the individual voices of the town’s residents as a way of understanding how a community of interethnic coexistence was transformed into a site of communal genocide, it was not possible to bring to light the different protagonists’ personal stories as told from their own perspective. This is precisely what Voices on War and Genocide offers. Read more...