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  • 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...

  • Plato's Political Philosophyby Evangelia Sembou

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 10.49

    The aim of the book is to introduce the reader to Plato’s political philosophy. The book is directed towards an audience that approaches Plato for the first time.In Plato politics cannot be dissociated from ethics, metaphysics and epistemology. One cannot fully appreciate Plato’s ‘ideal state’ without understanding Plato’s... 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...

  • GCSE Modern World History for Edexcelby John Wright; Steve Waugh

    Hodder Education 2011; US$ 22.38

    In-depth support for Unit 1 of Edexcel’s Modern World History specification. 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...

  • Streetlifeby Leif Jerram

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 34.99

    The twentieth century in Europe was an urban century: it was shaped by life in, and the view from, the street. Women were not liberated in legislatures, but liberated themselves in factories, homes, nightclubs, and shops. Lenin, Hitler, and Mussolini made themselves powerful by making cities ungovernable with riots rampaging through streets, bars occupied... 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...

  • 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...