Category Archives: Western Europe

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Chemistry in Imperial and Weimar Germany

A review of Citizens of the Chemical Complex: Industrial Expertise and Science Philanthropy in Imperial and Weimar Germany, by Juan-Andres Leon. The German chemical industry…

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Compradors in British Hong Kong

A review of The City of Intermediaries: Compradors in Hong Kong from the 1830s to the 1880s, by Kaori Abe Kaori Abe’s Ph. D. dissertation…

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Futuristic Writings in 19th-Century France

A Review of The Future Looks Backward: Projection and the Historical Imagination in 19th-Century France, by Thomas Chapman Wing. A sense of the future is…