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  • The Anglosphereby Srdjan Vucetic

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Anchored in contemporary debates over identity politics in the study of international relations, this book reconsiders the origins of the United State's "special relationships" with Australia, Britain, Canada and New Zealand. more...

  • The Shortest History of Europeby John Hirst

    Old Street Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    A wise, illuminating little book' Sydney Morning Herald 'An entertaining, learned piece of historical compression' The Age 'Great stuff . . . the book as a whole is constantly thought-provoking' Courier Mail 'Beautifully and sparely constructed, yet rich in fact, feeling and detail -- sweeping, challenging and funny' James Button 'The balance of analysis... more...

  • A Grand Illusion?by Tony Judt

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 23.00

    “I am enthusiastically European; no informed person could seriously wish to return to the embattled, mutually antagonistic circle of suspicious and introverted nations that was the European continent in the quite recent past. But it is one thing to think an outcome desirable, quite another to suppose it is possible. It is my contention that a truly... more...

  • The 60s, A Very Peculiar Historyby David Arscott

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 9.49

    The 60s, A Very Peculiar History' is a nostalgic celebration of those gloriously giddy years. Filled with fascinating trivia and quirky facts about the Swinging Sixties, David Arscott uniquely explores what made the sixties so different and how the decade has influenced the world today. From a timeline of pivotal historical world events to examining... more...

  • Growing Up In Wartime Southamptonby James Marsh

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    This is a story spanning some of the most turbulent decades in recent world history. James Marsh was born during the first year of the Second World War and many of his infant years were spent in air-raid shelters outside his home. Bombs rained down from the German Luftwaffe as they tried to destroy the city of Southampton, which has now been James'... more...

  • Twentieth-Century Dictatorshipsby Paul Brooker

    Palgrave Macmillan 1994; US$ 70.00

    This book presents an analysis and description of the twentieth-century form of dictatorship, the ideological one-party state, largely through sixteen case-studies of notable or representative examples. Part One presents examples of the party type (the party-state regime), Part Two examples of the military type (the military-party regime) and Part... more...

  • Volksrichter in der SBZ/DDR 1945 bis 1952by Hermann Wentker

    De Gruyter 1997; US$ 140.00

    In der sowjetischen Besatzungszone traten seit 1946 Volksrichter zunehmend an die Stelle der zahlreichen Richter und Staatsanwälte, die im Zuge der Entnazifizierung aus der Justiz entfernt worden waren. Dieser Elitenaustausch bildete ein zentrales Mittel zur Transformierung des Justizwesens in der entstehenden DDR. Bisher weitgehend unbekannte... more...

  • Vom Ständestaat zur Demokratieby Fernando Rosas

    De Gruyter 1997; US$ 35.00

    Die portugiesische Variante der Krise der Republik im Europa der Zwischenkriegszeit bestand im Zusammenbruch der Demokratie und der Errichtung des Salazár-Regimes in den späten zwanziger Jahren. Eine Besonderheit bildete jedoch der Fortbestand des Estado Novo nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg bis zur "Nelkenrevolution" von 1974. Im vorliegenden Band beleuchten... more...

  • Von Adenauer zu Erhardby Rainer Blasius

    De Gruyter 1994; US$ 140.00

    1963 - "Epochenwende" oder "Übergangsjahr"? Der Kanzlerwechsel von Adenauer zu Erhard markiert einen wichtigen Einschnitt in der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und ihrer auswärtigen Politik. Die Autoren dieses Sammelbandes setzen sich anhand von Problemen der Europa- und Ostpolitik mit verschiedenen außenpolitischen Ansätzen... more...

  • Die Bundesbank im westeuropäischen Wiederaufbauby Monika Dickhaus

    De Gruyter 1996; US$ 140.00

    Die Bundesbank spielte bei der Reintegration in die Weltwirtschaft und beim wirtschaftlichen Aufbau in der Bundesrepublik eine oftmals bedeutendere Rolle als Ludwig Erhard, der vielzitierte "Vater" des Wirtschaftswunders. Das ist die zentrale These dieser, auf umfangreichem Quellenmaterial aus dem Archiv der Bundesbank gestützten Untersuchung... more...