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- 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...
- 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...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99
This study, the first of its kind in English, presents an overview of Slovak intellectual history in the 19th century, including the debates surrounding the memorandum of 1861, the political stagnation of the 1880s, characterized by an increasingly Russophile orientation, and, finally, Czechoslovakism as the way to common independence with the Czechs.... more...
- Universitätsverlag Wagner 2014; US$ 25.33
Das Landlibell, eine auf den 23. Juni 1511 datierte feierliche Kaiserurkunde Maximilians I. für die Tiroler Landstände, galt lange Zeit als eine der zentralen Verfassungsurkunden der Tiroler Geschichte, die in Mitteleuropa einzigartig dastehe, die vermeintliche Besonderheit der Tiroler Wehrverfassung wesentlich mitbedingt habe und bis zum Ende der... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 36.99
Josette Baer retraces the eventful life of Slovak politician Vavro ?robár, the principal figure in the implementation of Czechoslovak democracy in Slovakia. From his student days and fight for Slovak civil rights in Upper Hungary to his active resistance to German fascism, ?robár shaped Czechoslovakia?s turbulent history in the first half of the twentieth... more...