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Foreign Rights

In this section of our website you'll find information for publishers, editors, and agents interested in acquiring translation rights to our titles. We would be delighted to provide further information (a book prospectus, reviews, etc.) or a reading copy of any title that you would like to review.

The latest of our numerous books to receive the Geisteswissenschaften International award is Jonas Kreienbaum’s »›Ein trauriges Fiasko‹. Koloniale Konzentrationslager im südlichen Afrika 1900-1908« [»A sad fiasco«: Colonial Concentration Camps in Southern Africa, 1900–1908]. It was selected by the jury together with other outstanding books from the humanities and social sciences in March 2017.

English-language rights to the Kreienbaum's book have already been acquired by Berghahn books; the award comes with complete funding of the German-to-English translation. Publishers interested in reviewing the book for possible translation into other languages are welcome to contact us for a book prospectus and reading copy.

Follow this link to download the current Foreign Rights Guide (pdf) with upcoming publications and recent highlights. Information on further backlist titles of interest is available here (pdf).

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Highlights


Volk, Volksgemeinschaft, Populism
Michael Wildt

Volk, Volksgemeinschaft, Populism

This book addresses urgent questions for democracies everywhere, as populist movements gain support: Who defines who belongs to »the people«? Why are demands for ethnically homogeneous nation-states on the rise? Historian Wildt argues that revived definitions of »the people« based on a purported shared culture must be countered with concepts of equality and citizens’ rights recognized globally.


160 pages,
€ 12.00
March 2017
The Conservative Impulse
Peter Waldmann

The Conservative Impulse: Change and the Experience of Loss

Peter Waldmann examines the »conservative impulse«—an unwillingness to abandon traditional convictions—by analyzing nine fascinating examples from diverse eras and from Asia, Europe Latin America and the Middle East. His exploratory study on transformation processes and conservative responses is a unique contribution to thinking on social and political change.


348 pages,
€ 32.00
March 2017
Money’s Promise
Aaron Sahr

Money’s Promise: A Practice Theory of Credit

Today's banks create money through lending: they »keystroke« new money into existence. This topical examination of the recent history of the world of banking and finance underlines the need for new sociological approaches to money.


392 pages,
€ 35.00
March 2017
The Invention of Terrorism in Europe, Russia, and the USA, 1858-1866
Carola Dietze

The Invention of Terrorism in Europe, Russia, and the USA, 1858-1866

»This study creates new foundations for research on the beginnings of modern terrorism and is also a substantial contribution to the history of the mass media in the nineteenth century.« — Friedrich Lenger, Department of History, Justus Liebig University Giessen


752 pages,
€ 42.00
September 2016
Rights sold: World English
Fateful Transformation
Thomas Medicus (ed.)

Fateful Transformation: Photos from Provincial Germany, 1933–1949 – The Biella Collection

A spectacular photo collection discovered in 2003 offers a sinister panorama of the years 1933 to 1949 in a small German town, from the rise and the establishment of the Nazi regime to its demise and the collapse of the »Volksgemeinschaft«.


312 pages,
€ 38.00
September 2016
The Invisible Prejudice
Sina Arnold

The Invisible Prejudice: Antisemitism Discourses and the American Left after 9/11

A compelling analysis of discourses on antisemitism within the American left that furthers our understanding of global antisemitism in the twenty-first century


488 pages,
€ 38.00
September 2016
False Promises
Philipp Staab

False Promises: Growth in Digital Capitalism

Digital capitalism aims to counter the systematic weakness in contemporary consumer demand by rationalizing consumption. But the hopes raised by digital capitalism might soon prove to be false promises.


136 pages,
€ 12.00
September 2016
Pogroms in Czarist Russia
Stefan Wiese

Pogroms in Czarist Russia: The Dynamics of Collective Violence

A phenomenology of pogroms, as a specific form of collective violence in the final decades of the Russian Empire, that is an outstanding analytical achievement and highly readable, as well.


336 pages,
€ 28.00
September 2016
»A sad fiasco«
Jonas Kreienbaum

»A sad fiasco«: Colonial Concentration Camps in Southern Africa, 1900–1908

»This is an impressive achievement, which ... sets numerous new accents in an intensely debated field and stands out in this context for its agreeably dispassionate approach.« – Andreas Eckert, Humboldt University Berlin


300 pages,
€ 28.00
March 2015
Rights sold: World English
Organized Violence in European Expansion
Dierk Walter

Organized Violence in European Expansion: Form and Logic of Imperial War

»No comparable book in the international literature addresses the role of violence during the ›European penetration of the world‹ in such a comprehensive, long-range perspective. ... Walter demonstrates convincingly ... the continuities, from the beginnings of imperial expansion to today’s so-called humanitarian interventions. A seminal book that sets standards.« — Dieter Langewiesche, prof. emer., University of Tübingen


414 pages,
€ 32.00
September 2014
Rights sold: English
Dance on the Razor’s Edge
Svenja Bethke

Dance on the Razor’s Edge: Criminality and Law in the Warsaw, Lodz, and Vilna Ghettos

»With this ambitious book, Svenja Bethke presents an impressive contribution to scholarship on the key questions of survival, cooperation, and opposition during the Shoah. Keenly aware of the highly-charged emotional and political issues involved, her work is carefully researched and argued and sensitively written.« — Stefanie Schüler-Springorum, Center for Research on Antisemitism, Technical University Berlin


317 pages,
€ 28.00
September 2015
Society of Fear
Heinz Bude

Society of Fear

  • Longlisted for the NDR Kultur Non-fiction Book Prize 2014
  • Shortlisted for the German Economic Book of the Year Prize 2014

»…because Bude doesn’t ignore ambivalence … this essay is not only an intellectual pleasure, it also develops therapeutic effects.« — Jens Bisky, Cicero Literaturen


168 pages,
€ 16.00
September 2014
Rights sold: English, Korean, Spanish
Self-reinforcing Civil Wars
Stefan Deißler

Self-reinforcing Civil Wars: The Persistence and Finiteness of Violent Conflicts within a State

»This book lays out an original, decidedly sociological path within the extensive literature on conflicts and war...and reveals the potential of an analysis of processes of self-reinforcement based in action theory. Every page is carefully elaborated and precisely argued.« — Matthias König, University of Göttingen


368 pages,
€ 35.00
March 2016
Racism and Civil Rights
Silvan Niedermeier

Racism and Civil Rights: Police Torture in the American South, 1930–1955

»This book explores uncharted waters with impressive results. Silvan Niedermeier’s study of torture in police custody in the USA from 1930 to 1955 not only fills a gap in research, it is also eerily topical in view of current widespread torture practices to extort confessions. A doubly important book.« — Norbert Finzsch, University of Cologne


288 pages,
€ 28.00
September 2014
Rights sold: World English
Stalin’s Nomads
Robert Kindler

Stalin’s Nomads: Soviet Power and the Famine in Kazakhstan

Geisteswissenschaften International Prize, Fall 2015

»Robert Kindler's book is superbly written and will be immediately understood, even by readers who are not familiar with the complex history of Stalinism.... Historiography cannot be more innovative than this.« — Sven Felix Kellerhoff, Die Welt


381 pages,
€ 28.00
March 2014
Rights sold: English, Russian
Power and Disorder
Christian Teichmann

Power and Disorder: Stalin’s Rule in Central Asia, 1920-1950

»This is an innovative study that opens up perspectives for further research and offers, moreover, with its references to other forms of imperial rule, insights for the history of Western Europe.« — Gabriele Metzler, Humboldt University Berlin


294 pages,
€ 28.00
March 2016
Transitional Justice in World Society
Fatima Kastner

Transitional Justice in World Society

»Kastner advances our notions about transitional justice in decisive respects. With her sophisticated theoretical arguments and empirical results presented in vivid, concrete language, she sets new standards for the dynamic encounter of thinking from the social sciences and legal theory. — Gunther Teubner, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main


400 pages,
€ 35.00
March 2015