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  • 11
    May

    2022

    Sex and the Family in Colonial India: The Making...

    Earlier this year, my first book, Sex and the Making of the British Empire, originally published in 2006 gained some attention because of Bridgerton’s second season on Netflix. My book was about women...

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  • 25
    Apr

    2022

    WOMEN AT WAR

    It is sometimes overlooked that many thousands of women served alongside men in the British armed forces during the Second World War. Over the conflict, some 600,000 women were absorbed into the three...

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  • 14
    Apr

    2022

    Military Invasion and Urban Destruction

    In 1573, the warlord Oda Nobunaga (1534-82) was determined to conquer the territories of rival military leaders and build a polity, which he referred to as the tenka or “all under heaven” (often translated...

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  • 11
    Apr

    2022

    Reproduced with the kind permission of the National Library of Scotland and the Church of Scotland World Mission Board.

    Visions for Racial Equality

    Image reproduced with the kind permission of the National Library of Scotland and the Church of Scotland World Mission Board....

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  • 7
    Apr

    2022

    Devotional Refrains in Medieval Latin Song

    In song, the refrain—a portion of text and music repeated between stanzas—gives singers and listeners an opportunity to join together on the most memorable and predictable part of a song. As any singer...

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  • 7
    Apr

    2022

    The Hughes Court

    Court-packing is in the air in the United States. Having decisively lost any hope of getting the current Supreme Court to rule in their favor, liberals today have begun to entertain ideas about Court...

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  • 30
    Mar

    2022

    Gender and Sexuality in Modern Japan

    Sex, gender, and sexuality. What sense have different people, institutions, and the state made of these terms since the late nineteenth century? To the medical doctors, scientists, social reformers, and...

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  • 17
    Mar

    2022

    How to cope with crisis, be resilient and find a...

    This book is about survival, resilience, and community building; it tells the story of rural communities on the islands of Lemnos and Thasos in the Northern Aegean and narrates their experiences in dealing...

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