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  • Longman Handbook of Twentieth Century Europeby Chris Cook; John Stevenson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The twentieth century was one of constant upheaval across Europe. The continent saw wars, revolutions and the collapse of empires and a range of leading figures from Stolypin and Stalin to Chirac, Schroder and Putin. This book provides a detailed yet wide-ranging guide to the turbulent events of twentieth century Europe. Covering the whole period... more...

  • Programme for Victory (Works of Harold J. Laski)by Harold J. Laski; Harold Nicolson; Herbert Read; W. M. Macmillan; Ellen Wilkinson; G. D. H. Cole

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    Written two years after the commencement of the Second World War, the chapters in this book succinctly put forward the case for reorganizing the foundations of the social order, by rejecting capitalism and historical equilibrium, both in Europe and further afield in the British Empire, in favour of building a Socialist civilization.   more...

  • Reflections on the Revolution of our Time (Works of Harold J. Laski)by Harold J. Laski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This is Laski?s most important book after A Grammar of Politics . It discusses, on a grand scale, every aspect of American public life. Laski surveys American traditions and the American spirit, political institutions, the entire educational, religious, economic and social scene, America as a world power, and Americanism as a principle of civilisation.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Comentarios reales. Selecciónby Inca Garcilaso de la Vega

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 3.00

    La primera parte de los Comentarios reales fue publicada en 1609, en Lisboa. Escritos a partir de los recuerdos del Inca Garcilaso y de sus vivencias en el Cuzco, el libro pretende preservar la memoria histórica de las tradiciones de la civilización andina en el territorio del Perú. more...

  • Politische Streitfragenby Egbert Jahn

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 39.99

    ?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 Passamitros

    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...