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- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00
Multiculturalism has long been linked to calls for tolerance of cultural diversity, but today many observers are subjecting the concept to close scrutiny. After the political upheavals of 1968, the commitment to multiculturalism was perceived as a liberal manifesto, but in the post-9/11 era, it is under attack for its relativizing, particularist,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00
In 1848, an 18-year-old boy assumed the throne of Austria, one of the most powerful countries in Europe. He would be its last significant emperor, the only monarch to serve two countries, and the last cogent head of the prestigious Habsburg dynasty. Emperor Franz Joseph's reign was marked by revolutions, often fueled by rising liberalism and nationalism,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 70.95
Joseph II (1741--90) -- son and eventual successor of Maria Theresa -- has conventionally been seen in the context of the "Enlightened Despot'' reformers. Today's turmoil in his former territories invites a rather different perspective, however, as Joseph grapples with the familiar and intractable problems of creating a viable unitary state out of... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 44.00
The invasion of Czechoslovakia by Nazi Germany in March 1939 helped to precipitate Europe?s descent into World War II six months later. The move, supposedly to protect the Sudeten Germans, shocked many in Europe, who saw it as a clear statement of intent by Hitler. Here, Patrick Crowhurst argues that occupation of the Sudetenland and the Czech lands... more...
- Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 95.00
During the four decades of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia a vast literature on working-class movements has been produced but it has hardly any value for today?s scholarship. This remarkable study reopens the field. Based on Czech, Slovak, German and other sources, it focuses on the history of the multi-ethnic social democratic labor movement... more...
- C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 9.31
Hauptbeschreibung Metternich gilt immer noch als Exponent der Restauration, des Polizeistaats, der Demagogenverfolgungen, als der Unterdrücker vieler europäischer Nationalitäten, denen er den Weg zum autonomen Nationalstaat versperrt habe, kurzum: er ist zur Chiffre für die Konstruktion einer rückwärtsgewandten Antimoderne geworden. Der Hinweis auf... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95
Working through the descriptive and ethnographic texts produced by Czech speakers about Islam and the Ottoman Empire, this study brings to light how they used this discourse to create Czech identities. Rather than simply constructing identity in opposition to the Islamic Other, Laura Lisy-Wagner investigates how the authors played the Holy Roman and... more...
- Polperro Heritage Press 2013; US$ 13.05
Bobby Henrey was eight when he was improbably chosen by film director Carol Reed and producer Sir Alexander Korda to star alongside Sir Ralph Richardson in The Fallen Idol based on a Graham Greene story. Released in 1948, the film was an instant box office success; the child?s performance was singled out for critical acclaim and it remains one of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
This book is an analytic and historical portrait of the volatile decades at the beginning of the 20th century. Engaging with avant-garde art and thought, and concentrating on two of the most controversial and still culturally relevant personalities of Viennese modernism - Sigmund Freud and Arnold Schoenberg - it tells the story of a cultural experiment... more...
- DK Publishing 2013; US$ 14.00
Now available in ePub format. DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Vienna will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the best nightspots; this guide is the perfect companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the... more...