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  • Monastische Kultur als transkonfessionelles Phänomenby Ludwig Steindorff

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; US$ 77.00

    Der Vergleich von westeuropäischen katholischen und russischen orthodoxen Klöstern im Spätmittelalter und früher Neuzeit offenbart die gemeinsamen Wurzeln des westlichen und östlichen Mönchtums sowie Analogien in der Sinngebung und eine praktischen Umsetzung des gemeinsamen frühchristlichen Erbes. Durch die sozialhistorische Betrachtungsweise wird... more...

  • Auf der Suche nach politischer Gemeinschaftby Gregor Feindt

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; US$ 70.00

    Auch im ausgehenden Sozialismus war die Nation die entscheidende Vorstellung sozialer Ordnung in Ostmitteleuropa. In der Untergrundliteratur des Samizdat suchten Oppositionelle in Polen, der Tschechoslowakei und Ungarn anhand dieses Begriffs nach Konzepten politischer Gemeinschaft. Dabei knüpften sie an ihre Kernthemen wie Freiheit und Menschenrechte... more...

  • Reisen in die Vergangenheit?by Corinna Felsch

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; US$ 84.00

    Polenreisen waren nach 1945 Fahrten in ein unbekanntes "Ostblockland". Corinna Felsch ist es gelungen eine umfangreiche Sammlung privater Reiseberichte zusammenzutragen. Auf dieser Grundlagewird dieBedeutung der Vergangenheit bei der Begegnung der Reisenden mit dem Landdeutlich. Die Studie bietet Einblicke in individuelle Geschichtswahrnehmungen und... more...

  • Borderlandby Anna Reid

    Orion Publishing Group 2015; Not Available

    Until the recent crisis, the Ukraine was one of the most neglected countries in the world. It has a population of 52 million - larger than Britain's - and a land mass the size of France; it also has Chernobyl, and after Russia is the largest nuclear power. The word 'Ukraine' means 'borderland' and for most of its history the lands that make up present-day... more...

  • Faust's Goldby Ph.D. Steven Ungerleider

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    For nearly twenty-five years, East Germany's corrupt sports organization dominated international athletics. While the German Democratic Republic's secret "State Plan" was in effect, more than ten thousand unsuspecting young athletes-- some as young as twelve years old-- were given massive doses of performance-enhancing anabolic steroids. These athletes... more...

  • The Fallby Steven Saxonberg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    With a foreword by Seymour Lipset, Hoover Institution and George Mason University, USA The Fall examines one of the twentieth century's great historical puzzles: why did the communist-led regimes in Eastern Europe collapse so quickly and why was the process of collapse so different from country to country? This major study explains why the impetus... more...

  • The Balkan Wars, 1912-1913by Jacob Gould Schurman

    The Floating Press 1916; US$ 7.99

    The changes made in the map of Europe by the Balkan Wars of 1912-1913 were not merely the occasion but a cause and probably the most potent, and certainly the most urgent, of all the causes that led to the World War which raged with such titanic fury from the summer of 1914. Had the Balkan Allies after their triumph over Turkey not fallen out amongst... more...

  • A Journal of the Plague Yearby Daniel Defoe

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    “A Journal of the Plague Year” is a brilliant historical novel by Daniel Defoe written with journalistic precision. It is one man’s chronicles of the year 1665, in which the Great Plague struck the city of London. more...

  • Enemies of the Peopleby Kati Marton

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 16.00

    "You are opening a Pandora's box," Marton was warned when she filed for her family's secret police fi les in Budapest. But her family history -- during both the Nazi and the Communist periods -- was too full of shadows. The files revealed terrifying truths: secret love aff airs, betrayals inside the family circle, torture and brutalities alongside... more...

  • The Romanians and the Turkic Nomads North of the Danube Delta from the Tenth to the Mid-Thirteenth Centuryby Victor Spinei

    BRILL 2009; US$ 226.00

    The present volume deals with the course and effects of migrations in the east and south- east of Europe during the period between the tenth and the thirteenth century. The authora (TM)s special focus is on Romanian communities and on nomadic tribes that came from the steppes and penetrated into the area north of the Danube Delta. more...