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See detailEine Militärgeschichte Luxemburgs? Auch das noch!
Kolnberger, Thomas UL

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(Untertitel) Überlegungen über Sinn und Möglichkeiten einer "neuen" Militärgeschichtsschreibung zum Großherzogtum

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See detailVon 'Flamma' zum 'Flamarium'. Zur Geschichte der Feuerbestattung im Großherzogtum Luxemburg, 1900-2015
Kolnberger, Thomas UL

in Hemecht : Zeitschrift für Luxemburger Geschichte = Revue d'Histoire Luxembourgeoise (2017), 69(Heft 2), 205-232

Luxembourg is a 'delayed nation', as far as cremation is concerned. It was in 1995 that the Grand Duchy opened its own cremation center, only ahead of Malta and Cyprus in the EU zone (Orthodoxe Greece is ... [more ▼]

Luxembourg is a 'delayed nation', as far as cremation is concerned. It was in 1995 that the Grand Duchy opened its own cremation center, only ahead of Malta and Cyprus in the EU zone (Orthodoxe Greece is a special case). While the discussion about the pros and cons of cremation is mirroring the general debate of the last hundred years since the introduction of this alternative form of burial and funeral technique in neighboring countries, especially in Geermany and France, the case study of Luxembourg also offers insights into the development of a small state shaped by its Catholic heritage. This mentaliy-argument is, however, only one side to be considered when investigating the history of cremation. Another decisive factor is the embedddedness of Luxembourg in a transnational context. [less ▲]

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See detailFunerary Culture and Modernisation in the State of Luxembourg (1800-2000)
Kolnberger, Thomas UL

in Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire (2017), 95

This article discusses funerary politics in relationship to the political culture of the small state of Luxembourg in northwest Europe during the age of modernisation. During the long nineteenth century ... [more ▼]

This article discusses funerary politics in relationship to the political culture of the small state of Luxembourg in northwest Europe during the age of modernisation. During the long nineteenth century, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg experienced several political changes which affected sepulcral culture, but this did not lead to a 'Kulturkampf' over cemeteries between the Church and the State as is occurred in neighbouring countries. Disputes were resolved at the local level. We apply small power theory to explain the relatively harmonious co-existence of State power with the Catholic clergy, and hightlight the important role of local government. For the top-down introduction of cremation, we need ot change scale and focus on an urban elite setting the national agenda. Luxembourg was one of the last member states of the European Union to place body/earth burial andd cremation on an equal legal footing and its own 'national' crematorium only opened in the 1990s. [less ▲]

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See detailKrieg in der industrialisierten Welt
Kolnberger, Thomas UL; Majerus, Benoît UL; Ortner, Christian M.

Book published by Caesarpress (2017)

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See detailAusweisungspraxis und Moraldiskurs in Luxemburg. Das Beispiel der Prostitution als Gefährdung öffentlicher Ordnung und Sicherheit in den Akten der großherzoglichen Behörden (1880-1940)
Mauer, Heike; Kolnberger, Thomas UL

in Hemecht : Zeitschrift für Luxemburger Geschichte = Revue d'Histoire Luxembourgeoise (2017), 69(1), 29-49

Disciplinary and regulatory governmental proceedings intersect, for instance when disciplinary rules and judiciary norms operate on the basis of suspicion and there-fore just happen to disenfranchise ... [more ▼]

Disciplinary and regulatory governmental proceedings intersect, for instance when disciplinary rules and judiciary norms operate on the basis of suspicion and there-fore just happen to disenfranchise certain groups of people. The case study of Luxembourg’s practice of expulsion before the Second World War offers insights into the administration of ‘undesirable foreigners’ which was based on identifying women who supposedly infringed bourgeois moral gender order. Women from abroad of dubious reputation could become a double threat to bourgeois norms and values. Based on extensive research on archival funds, this article seeks to shed light on the intersecting quality of gendering foreigners and ethnicizing prostitutes in a self-reinforcing bureaucratic procedure leading to deportation. [less ▲]

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See detailBiedermänner - und keine Brandstifter
Kolnberger, Thomas UL; Kmec, Sonja UL

Article for general public (2016)

Les frontières de l'indépendance. Le Luxembourg entre 1815 et 1839 - Die Grenzen der Unabhängigkeit. Luxemburg zwischen 1815 und 1839 (Sonderausstellung)

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See detailFighting for a Living. A Comparative History of Military Labour 1500-2000 (ed. by Erik-Jan Zürcher)
Kolnberger, Thomas UL

in International Review of Social History (2016), 61

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See detailInside Cambodian Insurgency. A Sociological Perspective on Civil Wars and Conflict (by D. Bultmann)
Kolnberger, Thomas UL

in Internationales Asienforum (2015), 46(3-4, autumn), 414-416

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See detailAugust Kohl - Ein Luxemburger Söldner im Indonesien des 19. Jahrhunderts
Kolnberger, Thomas UL

Book published by CNL (2015)

August Kohl ist einer von über tausend Luxemburgern, die im Zeitraum von der Französischen Revolution bis zum Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkrieges in der Kolonialarmee Niederländisch-Indiens gedient haben....

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See detail'Voices' from the UNTAC files: policy and politics of accommodation in Phnom Penh after the Khmer Rouge
Kolnberger, Thomas UL

in Journal of South East Asia Research (2015), 23(3), 377-404

During the 1980s, refugee camps along the Thai–Cambodian border constituted the power base for the civil war parties opposing the People’s Republic of Kampuchea (PRK, 1979–91). Politics of accommodation ... [more ▼]

During the 1980s, refugee camps along the Thai–Cambodian border constituted the power base for the civil war parties opposing the People’s Republic of Kampuchea (PRK, 1979–91). Politics of accommodation and basic services also played a key role in the ‘original accumulation’ of political power by the new regime in Phnom Penh. The resettlement process of Cambodia’s deserted cities developed into a major playground for clientelism, the founda-tion of Cambodia’s state-building process after the Khmer Rouge. Focusing on the archival heritage of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cam-bodia (UNTAC) 1992–93, a spatial analysis of Phnom Penh’s political geography from the late 1970s to the late 1990s will be provided. This paper argues that the UNTAC time marked a watershed, whose impact has been underrated for Cambodia’s political future: the transition in the accommodation policy of a besieged regime. UNTAC did not end the civil war, but changed the political economy of the country. As the need to ‘camp-in’ and share billeted living space gradually diminished, the socialist ‘moral economy’ mutated into quick money politics and political family business to ensure the hegemonic status of Cambodia’s ruling party further. [less ▲]

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See detailGarnisionsstädte im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert
Kolnberger, Thomas UL

in Hemecht : Zeitschrift für Luxemburger Geschichte = Revue d'Histoire Luxembourgeoise (2015), 2015(4), 493-494

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See detailGenie und Festung. Luxemburger Festungspläne in der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
Kolnberger, Thomas UL

in Hemecht : Zeitschrift für Luxemburger Geschichte = Revue d'Histoire Luxembourgeoise (2015), 67(1), 107-109

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See detailBetween water and land: urban and rural settlement forms in Cambodia with special reference to Phnom Penh
Kolnberger, Thomas UL

in Urban Morphology (2015), 19(2), 135-144

This article argues that there is a morphological continuity between rural and urban plot forms in Cambodia. The environment and agrarian use of land are the decisive factors for the location and shape of ... [more ▼]

This article argues that there is a morphological continuity between rural and urban plot forms in Cambodia. The environment and agrarian use of land are the decisive factors for the location and shape of the plots in the countryside, while urban plots are merely compressed rural versions in a situation of higher population density. From a historico-geographical approach, the morphological emergence of Phnom Penh in its early stage as colonial town and capital of a French protectorate will be presented to highlight this persistency of rural settlement pattern in a specific urban context. [less ▲]

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See detailPhnom Penh
Kolnberger, Thomas UL

in Hiery, Hermann (Ed.) Lexikon zur Überseegeschichte (2015)

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See detailSüdostasien
Kolnberger, Thomas UL

in Hiery, Hermann (Ed.) Lexikon zur Überseegeschichte (2015)

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See detailLuxemburger Söldner in Niederländisch-Indien während des 'langen 19. Jahrhunderts' - ein Quellenbericht und seine statistische Auswertung im kolonialen Kontext
Kolnberger, Thomas UL

in Kolnberger, Thomas (Ed.) August Kohl - Ein Luxemburger Söldner im Indonesien des 19. Jahrhunderts (2015)

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See detailEinmal Ostindien und zurück - die Reise und Lebensbeschreibungen oder die 'kleine Heldenreise' des August Kohl
Kolnberger, Thomas UL

in Kolnberger, Thomas (Ed.) August Kohl - Ein Luxemburger Söldner im Indonesien des 19. Jahrhunderts (2015)

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See detailPopulations, Connections, Droits fondamentaux - Mélanges pour Jean-Paul Lehners
Kolnberger, Thomas UL; Franz, Norbert; Peporte, Pit UL

Book published by Mandelbaum Verlag (2015)

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See detailBetween planning and spontaneous order: the 'equifinal' production of urban space in colonial Phnom Penh (1860s-1930s)
Kolnberger, Thomas UL

in Geographische Zeitschrift (2014), 102(2), 86-105

This paper examines the roles of both ‘coloniser’ and ‘colonised’ in the spatial construction of Phnom Penh. This key site of French colonisation in Cambodia was part of a network of French-ruled cities ... [more ▼]

This paper examines the roles of both ‘coloniser’ and ‘colonised’ in the spatial construction of Phnom Penh. This key site of French colonisation in Cambodia was part of a network of French-ruled cities in Indochina, established to steer and enhance the productivity of the colonial society. The production of this particular space in Phnom Penh, however, was at no time simply a top-down process, imposed by the coloniser on the colonised. At the very moment of the foundation of the colonial town, indigenous actors used the city as an opportunity to pursue their own interests. Two contradictory phenomena – the constraints of colonial structures and the agency displayed by individuals – converged to produce a new, ‘equifinal’ urban space. Based on a historical analysis of the expanding urban morphology (in a historico-geographical approach), this article examines the ‘mise-en-valeur’ (capitalistic valorisation) of city space as a bilateral process: com-modification of urban estates and formalisation of planning by the colonial administration with indigenous bandwagoning and – vice versa – freeriding of the colonial state with regard to indigenous common property resources. The supposed opposition between the action of planning and the reaction to being ‘planned’ thus turns out to be a false dichotomy: Phnom Penh’s colonial space emerged as a joint venture in a settlement process that was both formal and informal. [less ▲]

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See detailZwischen Planung und spontaner Ordnung - Stadtentwicklung von Phnom Penh 1860 bis 2010
Kolnberger, Thomas UL

Book published by Universität Wien - Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung - Abhandlungen zur Geographie und Regionalforschung, Band 17 (2014)

Der vorliegende Band ist ein umfassendes Werk zur Stadtgeschichte und Stadtentwicklung von Phnom Penh von 1860 bis 2010, in dem ein weiter Bogen von der Stadtentwicklung während der französischen ... [more ▼]

Der vorliegende Band ist ein umfassendes Werk zur Stadtgeschichte und Stadtentwicklung von Phnom Penh von 1860 bis 2010, in dem ein weiter Bogen von der Stadtentwicklung während der französischen Kolonialherrschaft und den verschiedenen Phasen der Herrschaft der Khmer-Eliten über die Schreckensherrschaft des Khmer Rouge-Regimes bis hin zur parlamentarischen Monarchie seit 1993 spannt. Der interdisziplinäre Untersuchungsansatz, der nicht nur auf die Zugänge der historischen Wissenschaften und der Stadtgeographie zurückgreift, sondern auch Perspektiven der Politikwissenschaft, Soziologie und Architektur miteinbezieht, sollte das Werk nicht nur für Historiker/innen und Geograph/innen interessant machen, sondern darüber hinaus auch für eine generell an Stadtentwicklungsprozessen in Südostasien interessierte Leserschaft. Ausgangspunkte der umfassenden historisch-geographischen Analysen, in denen eine Fülle von bislang noch nicht wissenschaftlich bearbeitetem bzw. öffentlich nicht zugänglichem Quellen- und Archivmaterial, vor allem aus der Zeit des französischen Protektorats, ausgewertet wurde, sind zwei unterschiedliche Entwicklungsphasen, die gleichzeitig markante Zäsuren in der Stadtentwicklung darstellen: nämlich einerseits die Etablierung von Phnom Penh als Kolonialstadt in der Doppelfunktion sowohl als Sitz der französischen Protektoratsverwaltung als auch des kontinuierlich an Einfluss verlierenden Khmer-Königtums von den 1860er-Jahren bis zur Unabhängigkeit 1953 und andererseits der „Neustart“ von Phnom Penh durch seine „Wiederbesiedlung“ nach der Vertreibung der Khmer Rouge im Jahr 1979. Tatsächlich stellt Phnom Penh mit der radikalen De-Urbanisierung der Stadt während der Pol Pot-Zeit und der anschließenden Re-Urbanisierung wohl einen einmaligen Sonderfall in der jüngeren Geschichte Südostasiens dar, quasi eine „Laborsituation“, die eine Reihe interessanter Analyseperspektiven ermöglicht. [less ▲]

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