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  • Consumed by Warby Richard C. Hall

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Europe endured such incessant political discord throughout the twentieth century that some historians refer to the period's conflicts as the Long War. During the Balkan wars of 1912--1913, regional fighting in southeastern Europe ignited conflict across the continent that continued through both world wars and the Cold War. In Consumed by War: European... more...

  • Juden und Zigeuner im europäischen Geschichtstheaterby Monica Rüthers

    transcript 2014; US$ 29.19

    In Analogie zu den stadträumlichen Inszenierungen jüdischer Kultur, den »Jewish Spaces«, gewinnnen zunehmend auch »Gypsy Spaces« an Gestalt. Roma-Festivals sind populär, während gleichzeitig die Angst vor einer »Roma-Invasion« grassiert. Monica Rüthers geht der Entstehungsgeschichte und den Funktionen dieser neuen Folklore im gegenwärtigen Europa... more...

  • Politische Streitfragenby Egbert Jahn

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; Not Available

    ?Zahlreiche internationale Konflikte rufen Irritationen und Streit über eine angemessene Reaktion auf die weltpolitischen Herausforderungen hervor. Dieses Buch thematisiert den zeitgeschichtlichen Hintergrund weltpolitischer Ordnungsvorstellungen und einige brisante internationale Konflikte. So wird den Gründen für die auffallende und anhaltende Vermehrung... more...

  • An Agenda for the Western Balkansby Nikolaos Papakostas; Nikolaos Pasamitros

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 30.99

    The Western Balkan countries have been both a popular subject matter for diachronic analysis and a 1990s favorite. The significant changes that followed the most recent times of conflict in the region mostly evolve around the process of Europeanization. Despite the plethora of analyses, most approaches to the Western Balkans suffer from theoretical... more...

  • Beating Goliathby Jeffrey Record

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 17.95

    Beating Goliath examines the phenomenon of victories by the weak over the strong?more specifically, insurgencies that succeeded against great powers. Jeffrey Record reviews eleven insurgent wars from 1775 to the present and determines why the seemingly weaker side won. He concludes that external assistance correlates more consistently with insurgent... more...

  • From Hitler to Trujilloby Alfredo F. Vorshirm

    Bitingduck Press 2000; US$ 2.99

    From Hitler to Trujillo is a memoir by a Holocaust survivor Alfredo Vorshirm. His gripping story embodies the Jewish European experience during and after World War II and dramatizes the events that impelled Vorshirm to the Dominican Republic at the height of the Trujillo dictatorship. Living in Belgium rather than Germany, the country of his birth,... more...

  • Warfare and Society in Europeby Michael S. Neiberg

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 44.95

    Warfare and Society in Europe, 1898 to the Present examines warfare in Europe from the Fashoda conflict in modern-day Sudan to the recent war in Iraq. The twentieth century was by far the world's most destructive century with two global wars marking the first half of the century and the constant fear of nuclear annihilation haunting the second half.... more...

  • 1968by Mark Kurlansky

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 17.00

    In this monumental new book, award-winning author Mark Kurlansky has written his most ambitious work to date: a singular and ultimately definitive look at a pivotal moment in history. With 1968 , Mark Kurlansky brings to teeming life the cultural and political history of that world-changing year of social upheaval. People think of it as the year... more...

  • Britain, France and the Naval Arms Trade in the Baltic, 1919 -1939by Donald Stoker

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    The strategy of the British and French prior to World War II was to preserve the status quo after the disaster of World War I. Donald Stoker's book examines British and French involvement from 1919 to 1939 in the creation and development of the naval forces of Poland, Finland and the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This is an... more...

  • Naval Mutinies of the Twentieth Centuryby Christopher Bell; Bruce Elleman

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 57.95

    This volume brings together a set of scholarly, readable and up-to-date essays covering the most significant naval mutinies of the 20th century, including Russia (1905), Brazil (1910), Austria (1918), Germany (1918), France (1918-19), Great Britain (1931), Chile (1931), the United States (1944), India (1946), China (1949), Australia, and Canada (1949).... more...