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  • The Great Powers and the European States System 1814-1914by Roy Bridge; Roger Bullen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    This book illuminates, in the form of a clear, well-paced and student-friendly analytical narrative,  the functioning of the European states system in its heyday, the crucial century between the  defeat of Napoleon in 1814 and the outbreak of the First World War just one hundred years later.   In this substantially revised and expanded version of... more...

  • Eastern Question 1774-1923, Theby Alexander Lyon Macfie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.99

    A clear and concise guide to the Eastern Question - the problem facing the European states of how to react to the decline of the Ottoman Empire. A L MacFie's study shows how the question was a major factor in shaping the policies of all the major powers from the Russo-Turkish War of 1768-74 down to the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923. more...

  • Tensions of Empireby Frederick Cooper; Ann Laura Stoler

    University of California Press 1997; US$ 36.95

    Starting with the premise that Europe was made by its imperial projects as much as colonial encounters were shaped by events and conflicts in Europe, the contributors to Tensions of Empire investigate metropolitan-colonial relationships from a new perspective. The fifteen essays demonstrate various ways in which "civilizing missions" in both metropolis... more...

  • The European Revolutions, 1848?1851by Jonathan Sperber

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00

    In this second edition, Jonathan Sperber has updated and expanded his study of the European revolutions between 1848?1851. more...

  • Cold Hands Warm Heartby Tess Burrows

    Eye Books 2010; US$ 14.57

    A 60-year old woman?s incredible attempt to race to the South Pole, carrying a call for compassion. A grandmother of two, Tess Burrows came to climbing late in life when she found her true calling in campaigning for the Tibetan cause. Here, she races to the South Pole to promote world peace. She not only learns to push the limits of the human body,... more...

  • The Transformation of the Worldby Jürgen Osterhammel; Patrick Camiller

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    A monumental history of the nineteenth century, The Transformation of the World offers a panoramic and multifaceted portrait of a world in transition. Jürgen Osterhammel, an eminent scholar who has been called the Braudel of the nineteenth century, moves beyond conventional Eurocentric and chronological accounts of the era, presenting instead a... more...

  • Themes in Modern European History 1830-1890by Bruce Waller

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95

    Providing a series of lively essays which reflect the skills that historians have to master when challenged by problems of evidence, interpretation, and presentation, this important new text covers the topics of France, Germany, Italy, Austria, and Russia, as well as analyzing the themes of political thought, cultural trends, the economy and warfare,... more...

  • 1848: A European Revolution?by Dr Axel Körner

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 43.00

    This book is among the rare contributions to the 150th anniversary of 1848 which takes a completely new, theoretically informed approach. Instead of a traditional social or political history, the authors analyse the dichotomy between the international dimension in the ideas of the revolution and the nationalisation of memories in its commemorations... more...

  • The Proud Towerby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman?s classic histories of the First World War era During the fateful quarter century leading up to World War I, the climax of a century of rapid, unprecedented change, a privileged few enjoyed Olympian luxury as the underclass... more...

  • Legacies of Two World Wars, Theby Lothar Kettenacker; Torsten Riotte

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    The US invasion of Iraq in 2003 was done mainly, if one is to believe US policy at the time, to liberate the people of Iraq from an oppressive dictator. However, the many protests in London, New York, and other cities imply that the policy of "making the world safe for democracy" was not shared by millions of people in many Western countries. Thinking... more...