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  • Juden und Zigeuner im europäischen Geschichtstheaterby Monica Rüthers

    transcript 2014; US$ 29.72

    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...

  • 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...

  • Prime Minister Borisby Duncan Brack; Iain Dale

    Biteback Publishing 2011; US$ 10.19

    History resting on a hair?s breadth ? a man dies rather than lives, an election is lost rather than won, one minister is appointed, another dismissed, a coalition is joined, or not. Enter a world of political counterfactuals, twenty-two examinations of things that never happened ? but could have. In this book a collection of distinguished commentators,... more...

  • The Two Red Flagsby Dr David Childs; David Childs

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 38.95

    An incisive account of the impact of socialism on the life and politics of Europe and the former Soviet bloc in the twentieth century. It covers the origins of socialism in those countries where it had most impact. more...

  • International History of the Twentieth Centuryby Anthony Best; Jussi Hanhimaki; Jussi M. Hanhimäki; Joseph A. Maiolo; Kirsten E. Schulze

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 37.95

    This major new global history of the twentieth century is written by four prominent international historians for first-year undergraduate level and upward. Using their thematic and regional expertise, the authors have produced an authoritative yet accessible account of the history of international relations in the last century, covering events... 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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • Royal Babylonby Karl Shaw

    Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.99

    An uproarious, eye-opening history of Europe's notorious royal houses that leaves no throne unturned and will make you glad you live in a democracy. Do you want to know which queen has the unique distinction of being the only known royal kleptomaniac? Or which empress kept her dirty underwear under lock and key? Or which czar, upon discovering his... more...