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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00
The calamity of World War I spawned dozens of liberation movements among ethnic and religious groups throughout the world. Of this array of peoples aspiring toward self-determination, none were more successful in realizing that goal than the Czechs and Slovaks. From its humble beginning the Czecho-Slovak liberation movement grew into an impressive... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 23.32
Václav Havel: iconoclast and philosopher-king, an internationally successful playwright who became a political dissident and then, reluctantly, a president. His pivotal role in the Velvet Revolution, the end of Communism and the birth of a modern, west-facing Czech Republic makes him a key figure of the twentieth century. He was a character of great... more...
- C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 17.73
In den meisten Büchern über Alma Mahler-Werfel dominiert der männliche Blick: Alma als verführerische Nymphe, Alma als wahnhaftes Weib. Diese neue Biographie hingegen zeigt eine andere Frau. Eine Frau, die in regem Gedankenaustausch mit zahlreichen Komponisten, Dirigenten, Künstlern und Literaten stand, sie inspirierte, förderte und begleitete. Eine... more...
- Minted Prose LLC 2014; US$ 11.99
Found in an antique store while the author was on a short vacation to Budapest, the small leather book?filled with watercolors, drawings, and messages?turned out to be a memory book. At the turn of the twentieth century, many Eastern European girls kept memory books as keepsake albums, in which to record advice and remember special events. This particular... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95
This is the eagerly awaited second volume of Jean Bérenger's history of the Habsburgs. It covers the last two centuries of their rule and provides a compelling account of the fluctuations of Habsburg dynastic power and its disintegration after World War One. Bérenger gives a rich portrait of Habsburg greatness under Maria Theresa and Joseph II and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 90.95
The first part of a two-volume history of the Habsburg Empire from its medieval origins to its dismemberment in the First World War. This important volume (which is self-contained) meets a long-felt need for a systematic survey in English of the Habsburgs and their lands in the late medieval and early modern periods. It is primarily concerned with... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 58.00
Using new archival sources, this book shows that Prussia sought not the unity of Germany but its partition into five masses loosely enough joined to assure her control of the North. Hardenberg, not Metternich, supported the feudalistic claims of the estates suppressed by Napoleon and the resurrection of ancient estates' assemblies based mainly on... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95
This book charts the history of the last fifty years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire from 1867 to 1918. it reveals that the Habsburg Monarchy, though not in a healthy state before 1914, was not in fact doomed to collapse. The author examines foreign and domestic policies and reveals the weaknesses inherent in the Empire.He also shows how the Austro-Hungarian... more...
- Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 39.00
The death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo in 1914 not only sparked the beginning of World War I?it also initiated the beginning of the end of the six-hundred-year-old Habsburg dynasty, which fell apart when the war ended, changing Europe forever. But how did the Habsburgs come to play such a decisive role in the fate of the continent? Paula... more...