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OXO: or, the challenges of transnational history

Rueger, Jan (2010) OXO: or, the challenges of transnational history. European History Quarterly 40 (4), pp. 656-668. ISSN 0265-6914.

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This article discusses the benefits and challenges of transnational approaches for modern European history. It reconstructs the origins of a particular Anglo-German entanglement: the meat essence OXO, originally a German invention made in South America by a London-based company. And it links this example to the questions prompted by the rise of transnational history. Surveying the recent literature, the article argues that the parallel histories of nation states and the transnational interest in the space between and beyond them need not be mutually exclusive. The microhistory of OXO thus illustrates the weaknesses as much as the strengths of ‘transnationalism’.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Europe, historiography, nation state, transnationalism
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 09:55
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:26

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