Re: Ludwig on Black Central European Studies Network (BCESN), 'Black Central Europe'

I'm interested in further discussion of the distinctions between US and European approaches to race. I am aware of them and have published on the nineteenth-century history of racial thought, but I'd like to explore what they might mean in today's academic contexts. What value might US racial ideas--especially regarding anti-Black racism--have in understanding race in Europe? Is is a sort of imperialism to assume US ideas are valuable in analyzing Europe's past and present?

Re: Looking for a Solid Textbook on Warfare, which covers the period 1400 to the Present

Anthony Saunders published a book titled "Trench Warfare 1850–1950" via Pen & Sword Military (August 19, 2010)

It is on Amazon.com here:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AE7DIBC/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UT...

The following is from Mr. Saunder's Facebook site for the book:

https://www.facebook.com/Trench-Warfare-18501950-112057838805180

Re: Looking for a Solid Textbook on Warfare, which covers the period 1400 to the Present

I'm developing a similar course for the winter and I'm keen to know what others recommend. I've settled on using Geoffrey Parker, ed., The Cambridge History of Warfare, 2nd ed. In addition, I'm assigning Keegan's The Face of Battle as it is very readable and has some very good sections. I also considered, but chose not to use, Perilous Glory by John France. Another book I considered is Wayne Lee's second edition of Warfare and Culture in World History. It's very good, but the scope was a little too expansive for my course which focusses on the west.
Mike Bechthold, PhD

Re: Looking for a Solid Textbook on Warfare, which covers the period 1400 to the Present

I teach a Conflict in World History (actually from the Bronze age to WWII) and have for years. I use Morillo's War in World History (the second volume runs from 1500). It's excellent and really a "world" history. If you are mostly European and mostly operational, its not a good choice.

Re: Looking for a Solid Textbook on Warfare, which covers the period 1400 to the Present

May I humbly suggest my own Waging War: Conflict, Culture and Innovation in World History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015, which covers MORE than that, but is global in approach. It is historiographically up to date and fully footnoted.

1960s Reader?

Historians!  Any recommendations for a 1960s reader?  Need something to supplement my own narrative history (The Long Sixties: America, 1955-1973, Wiley-Blackwell, 2017) and Brian Ward's The 1960s: A Documentary Reader in an upper-level undergrad seminar.  Bloom, maybe?  Chalmers' The Portable Sixties Reader is hardly portable at 670 pages.  Is there an author/title that I'm missing?  Thanks!  --Chris Strain

Re: US Commercial Maritime Strength in 1836

1. I'm not sure if this helps but I have a book on the Navy during the 1830s which will be published in August by Univ. of Alabama Press. One item: In 1828, the gross tonnage of American merchant ships engaged in whaling was 54,000 gross tons (whalers were generally a few hundred tuns). By 1837, that had increased to 129,000 gross tons. It would finally peak in 1857 when the gross tonnage was 195,000. The total tonnage of U.S. vessels cleared to leave port in 1828 was 897,000 (six times the number of cleared foreign vessels). In 1836, more than 1.3 million tons of U.S.

QUERY> Systematic study of saṅkappa/ saṅkalpa?

Dear colleagues,

does anyone know of a monograph/ dissertation/ scholarly article focusing on the concept of saṅkappa/ saṅkalpa (in the senses of intention/ resolve/ determination – especially in the context of sammā-saṅkappa) similar to Maria Heim and Nalini Devdas' studies of cetanā?  If so, please reply to this thread or send an email with the reference to: karinm@mangalamresearch.org.

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