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Monteath, Peter

Works: 58 works in 176 publications in 3 languages and 6,817 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Bibliographies  Diaries  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vAustralian  Autobiographies  Pictorial works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: PN56.W3, 809.93358
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Most widely held works about Peter Monteath
Most widely held works by Peter Monteath
Encountering Terra Australis : the Australian voyages of Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders by F. J Fornasiero( )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encountering Terra Australis traces the parallel lives and voyages of the explorers Flinders and Baudin, as they travelled to Australia and explored the coastline of mainland Australia and Tasmania
Germans : travellers, settlers and their descendants in South Australia by Peter Monteath( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays that "explore the multiple origins, experiences and contributions of Germans in South Australia over some 175 years. Part celebration and part sober assessment, this book helps make sense of South Australia today."--Back cover
The Spanish Civil War in literature, film, and art : an international bibliography of secondary literature by Peter Monteath( )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and Multiple languages and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This bibliography is the first attempt to establish a comprehensive list of secondary material relating to the Spanish Civil War in literature, film, and art. It includes books, articles, and chapters in a wide range of languages, including Spanish, English, Russian, French, German, and Italian.''Monteath begins the work with an introductory essay surveying the breadth of the scholarship on the cultural manifestations of the war, which he places in its broader cultural-historical context. The bibliography is organized alphabetically within sections devoted to literature, film, and art, and a general subject index completes the work. Anyone interested in the fiction of Hemingway, the film of Ivens, the art of Picasso, and many of the key figures in Western culture of the 1930s will find this work of value
Australia : a German traveller in the age of gold by Friedrich Gerstäcker( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerstäcker, the most illustrious and prolific of German travel writers, set foot in Australia in 1851, having walked across the Andes, traipsed the goldfields of California, and sailed over the Pacific in search of adventures. In this translation of his book ""Australien"", his lively travelogue is made available for the first time in English
Writing the good fight : political commitment in the international literature of the Spanish Civil War by Peter Monteath( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rewriting the German past : history and identity in the new Germany( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays collected here offer a sober, informed, and stimulating reassessment of Germany and its past by internationally recognized scholars working from within and outside the new Germany. They all proceed from the recognition that the perspective from which the German past is viewed has changed irrevocably. Unification meant that the German Democratic Republic became history and its history, historiography and its collapse are re-evaluated. The essays examine the possibility of history being used, and possibly abused, in the service of the creation of a new national identity and question the legitimacy of the notion of Germany having followed a "special path" of development - one that could hardly be viewed positively in the wake of the Third Reich - but which suggested that Germany had claims to being a "normal nation." They then go on to consider some of the radical changes to the institutional circumstances within which history is practiced in the united Germany
Escape artist : the incredible Second World War of Johnny Peck by Peter Monteath( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The never-before-told story of World War II escape artist extraordinaire, Johnny Peck. In August 1941, an eighteen-year-old Australian soldier made his first prison break - an audacious night-time escape from a German prisoner-of-war camp in Crete. Astoundingly, this was only the first of many escapes. An infantryman in the 2/7 Battalion, Johnny Peck was first thrown into battle against Italian forces in the Western Desert. Campaigns against Hitler's Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe in Greece and Crete followed. When Crete fell to the Germans at the end of May 1941, Peck was trapped on the island with hundreds of other men. On the run, they depended on their wits, the kindness of strangers, and sheer good luck. When Peck's luck ran out, he was taken captive by the Germans, then the Italians. Later, after his release from a Piedmontese jail following the Italian Armistice of 1943, and at immense risk to his own life, Peck devoted himself to helping POWs cross the Alps to safety. Captured once more, Peck was sentenced to death and detained in Milan's notorious, Gestapo-run San Vittore prison - until escaping again, this time into Switzerland. Historian Peter Monteath reveals the action-packed tale of one young Australian soldier and his remarkable war
Red professor : the cold war life of Fred Rose by Peter Monteath( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred Rose's life takes us through rip-roaring tales from Australia's northern frontier to enthralling intellectual tussles over kinship systems and political dramas as he runs rings around his Petrov inquisitors. More than any other injustice, the abuse of Aborigines leads him into the Communist Party in 1942. His move to academic life in what he insisted on calling the German Democratic Republic made him a dissident against anthropological orthodoxies in the Soviet Bloc as he had been in Australia. Those final three decades also see his informing on his children to his Stasi handlers. Out of relentless research, Peter Monteath and Valerie Munt present an engrossing portrait of the short twentieth century from Rose's birth during the Great War to his death in Berlin shortly after the Wall comes down. The result is unputdownable for its sweep of events while causing us to reflect on how someone can be heroic and horrendous, appalling and admirable
Kulturstreit--Streitkultur : German literature since the wall( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captured lives : Australia's wartime internment camps by Peter Monteath( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In both world wars, Australia detained people from many parts of the world, not least from Australia itself. For those who favoured and practised internment,the logic appeared impeccable-in times of crisis, national security must be the first priority. For those who found themselves imprisoned, their treatment often seemed bewildering, even absurd. Their 'crime' typically comprised nothing more than being in the wrong place at the wrong time.Captured Lives peers behind the barbed wire veil that was drawn around people deemed threats to Australia's security, both civilian internees and prisoners of war. It observes the state of despair that afflicted so many, but it is also a witness to resilience, creativity and a profound faith in the possibility of building new lives after war.' - back cover
Zur Spanienkriegsliteratur : die Literatur des Dritten Reiches zum Spanischen Bürgerkrieg : mit einer Bibliographie zur internationalen Spanienkriegsliteratur by Peter Monteath( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonialism, China and the Chinese by Peter Monteath( )

7 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the place of China and the Chinese during the age of imperialism. Focusing not only on the state but also on the vitality of Chinese culture and the Chinese diaspora, it examines the seeming contradictions of a period in which China came under immense pressure from imperial expansion while remaining a major political, cultural and demographic force in its own right. Where histories of China commonly highlight episodes of conflict and subjugation in China's relations with the West, the contributions to this volume explore the complex spaces where empires and their peoples did not merely collide but also became entangled"--
P.O.W. : Australian prisoners of war in Hitler's Reich by Peter Monteath( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australians from every field of conflict in WW2 found themselves as prisoners in Hitler's notorious Stalags, or prisoner of war camps
Battle on 42nd Street : war in Crete and the Anzacs' bloody last stand by Peter Monteath( Book )

9 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At what point does the will to survive on the battlefield give way to bloodlust? The battle for Crete was at once the most modern and the most ancient of wars. For a week Australian and New Zealand forces were relentlessly hammered from the skies by the Luftwaffe and pursued across Crete by some of the most accomplished and best equipped forces Hitler could muster. On the morning of 27 May 1941, however, all that was about to change. When a unit of German mountain troops approached the Allies' defensive line - known as 42nd Street - men from the Australian 2/7th and 2/8th Battalions and New Zealanders from several battalions counter-attacked with fixed bayonets. By the end, German bodies were strewn across the battlefield. Acclaimed historian Peter Monteath draws on recollections and records of Australian, New Zealand, British and German soldiers and local Cretans to reveal the truth behind one of the bloodiest battles of the Second World War
Ernst Thälmann : Mensch und Mythos( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in German and English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savage worlds : German encounters abroad, 1798-1914( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and German and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With an eye to recovering the experiences of those in frontier zones of contact, 'Savage Worlds' maps a wide range of different encounters between Germans and non-European indigenous peoples in the age of high imperialism. Examining outbreaks of radical violence as well as instances of mutual co-operation, it examines the differing goals and experiences of German explorers, settlers, travellers, merchants, and academics, and how the variety of projects they undertook shaped their relationship with the indigenous peoples they encountered. Examining the multifaceted nature of German interactions with indigenous populations, this volume offers historians and anthropologists clear evidence of the complexity of the colonial frontier and frontier zone encounters. It poses the question of how far Germans were able to overcome their initial belief that, in leaving Europe, they were entering 'savage worlds'
Sailing with Flinders : the journal of seaman Samuel Smith by Samuel Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interned : Torrens Island 1914-1915 by Peter Monteath( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August 1914 war broke out across Europe. Within months hundreds of men - 'enemy aliens' - were interned on Torrens Island, in the Port River estuary near Adelaide. Sailors taken off enemy ships, foreign nationals living in South Australia, and even some naturalised British subjects found themselves behind barbed wire. Wartime censorship meant people outside knew next to nothing about internment or life in the camp. The camp commandant's brutal behaviour was revealed only years later. Today, the observations of two internees survive in the diaries of professional boxer Frank Bungardy and the compelling photographs of Paul Dubotzki. These extraordinary sources, brought together in Interned, tell the little-known story of South Australia's 'enemy within' - a story as timely now as it has ever been
The diary of Emily Caroline Creaghe : explorer by Emily Caroline Creaghe( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germans in South Australia( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Writing the good fight : political commitment in the international literature of the Spanish Civil War
Germans : travellers, settlers and their descendants in South AustraliaThe Spanish Civil War in literature, film, and art : an international bibliography of secondary literatureWriting the good fight : political commitment in the international literature of the Spanish Civil WarRewriting the German past : history and identity in the new GermanyP.O.W. : Australian prisoners of war in Hitler's ReichThe diary of Emily Caroline Creaghe : explorerGermans in South Australia
Alternative Names
Peter Monteath Australian historian and academic

Peter Monteath historicus