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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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    Abstract

    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’.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Europe, historiography, nation state, transnationalism
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 09:55
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:00
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5611

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