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  • Krisen im Kalten Kriegby Bernd Greiner; Christian Th Müller; Dierk Walter

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2012; US$ 29.58

    Die regelmäßige Wiederkehr von Krisen, die in kriegsträchtiger Weise eskalierten, gehört zu den Charakteristika des Kalten Krieges. Zwanzig Jahre und damit knapp die Hälfte der über vier Jahrzehnte währenden "Systemkonkurrenz" standen im Zeichen akuter politischer und militärischer Konfrontationen. Welche Umstände trugen zur Eskalation... more...

  • Ökonomie im Kalten Kriegby Bernd Greiner; Christian Th Müller; Claudia Weber

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2012; US$ 29.58

    Allein die Zahlen übersteigen unser Vorstellungsvermögen. Dutzende von Billionen Dollar gaben Ost und West für ihren Kalten Krieg aus - um heiße Kriege abschrecken oder gewinnen zu können, um im Wettlauf der Gesellschaftssysteme die Oberhand zu behalten oder um Schlüsselregionen in der Dritten Welt auf ihre Seite zu ziehen. Über die Folgen streiten... more...

  • Mapping European Security After Kosovoby Peter Van Ham

    Manchester University Press 2002; US$ 69.95

    This study provides new horizons on how Kosovo has shaped the new Europe - breaking down traditional assumptions in the field of security studies by sidelining the theoretical worldview that underlies mainstream strategic thinking on recent events in Kosovo. more...

  • The Cold War 1945-91, 2nd editionby Michael L. Dockrill

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2005; US$ 30.00

    Michael Dockrill's concise study of the early years of the Cold War between the Western Powers and Soviet Union has been acclaimed as a guide to the subject. In this second edition, he and Michael Hopkins bring the story up to the events of 1991, and also expand coverage of key topics. more...

  • The Wilsonian Momentby Erez Manela

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 18.99

    I. Spring of Upheaval. Part One: The Emergence of the Wilsonian Moment. II. Self-Determination for Whom?. III. Fighting for the Mind of Mankind. Part Two: Expectations and Mobilization. IV. President Wilson Arrives in Cairo. V. Laying India's Ailments before Dr. Wilson. VI. China's Place among Nations. VII. Seizing the Moment in Seoul. Part... more...

  • Muslim Spaces of Hopeby Richard Phillips

    Zed Books 2009; US$ 37.95

    Debates about contemporary Islam and Muslims in the West have taken some negative turns in the depressing atmosphere of the war on terror and its aftermath. This book argues that we have been too preoccupied with problems, not enough with solutions. It acknowledges but challenges what has come to be viewed as the 'Islamic problem' - the widespread... more...

  • Völkerwanderungszeitliche "Blechfibeln"by Florian Gauß

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 293.00

    Because of their chronology and geographical distribution, double-plate fibulas ? pins for closing clothing ? have long been regarded as a clear archaeological indicator for the Gothic migrations known from written sources. The present study undertakes a critical appraisal of previous interpretations of this central category of find from the Great... more...

  • Ill Fares the Landby Tony Judt

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 25.95

    A gift to the next generation of engaged citizens, from one of our most celebrated intellectuals. As the economic collapse of 2008 made clear, the social contract that defined postwar life in Europe and America-the guarantee of security, stability, and fairness-is no longer guaranteed; in fact, it's no longer part of the common discourse. Tony... more...

  • Violence, Veils and Bloodlinesby Louis J. Salome

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    This memoir by an American journalist explores how entrenched notions of self, family, and tribalism dictate human behavior in our modern world. Salome's work as a foreign correspondent, reporting from such places as Belfast, Kabul, Bosnia and Somalia, provided him with a unique perspective on the role nationalism and tribalism play in conflicts... more...

  • The Marshall Planby Michael J. Hogan

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 43.00

    Hogan shows how The Marshall Plan was more than an effort to put American aid behind the economic reconstruction of Europe. more...