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  • Postwarby Tony Judt

    Random House 2011; US$ 23.98

    Europe in 1945 was prostrate. Much of the continent was devastated by war, mass slaughter, bombing and chaos. Large areas of Eastern Europe were falling under Soviet control, exchanging one despotism for another. Today, the Soviet Union is no more and the democracies of the European Union reach as far as the borders of Russia itself. Postwar... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Gandhiby Judith M. Brown; Anthony Parel

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    A fresh interpretation of one of the most influential and revered figures of the modern world. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Schoenbergby Jennifer Shaw; Joseph Auner

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    A reader-friendly, comprehensive, and innovative single volume introduction to Schoenberg's life, works, and ongoing legacy. more...

  • The Napoleonic Warsby Mike Rapport

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    The Napoleonic Wars have an important place in the history of Europe, leaving their mark on European and world societies in a variety of ways. In many European countries they provided the stimulus for radical social and political change - particularly in Spain, Germany, and Italy - and are frequently viewed in these places as the starting point of... more...

  • Weimar Germanyby Eric D. Weitz

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    Weimar Germany still fascinates us, and now this complex and remarkably creative period and place has the history it deserves. Eric Weitz's Weimar Germany reveals the Weimar era as a time of strikingly progressive achievements--and even greater promise. With a rich thematic narrative and detailed portraits of some of Weimar's greatest figures, this... more...

  • A Poisonous Thorn in Our Heartsby James Copnall

    Hurst 2014; US$ 23.99

    What happened after Africa's biggest country split in two? When South Sudan ran up its flag in July 2011, two new nations came into being. In South Sudan a former rebel movement faces colossal challenges in building a new country. At independence it was one of the least developed places on earth, after decades of conflict and neglect. The '"rump... more...

  • Social Unrest and Popular Protest in England, 1780?1840by John E. Archer

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 24.00

    An examination of protest from the Gordon Riots of 1780 up to Chartism in the 1830s, first published in 2000. more...

  • Imagining the Balkansby Maria Todorova

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 17.99

    Imagining the Balkans examines how an innocent geographic appellation was transformed into a powerful and widespread pejorative designation. In a new afterword, Maria Todorova discusses the reaction to her dubbing of the term Balkanism and recent events in the Balkans. more...

  • History Derailedby Ivan T. Berend

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 31.95

    There is probably no greater authority on the modern history of central and eastern Europe than Ivan Berend, whose previous work, Decades of Crisis, was hailed by critics as "masterful" and "the broadest synthesis of the modern social, economic, and cultural history of the region that we possess." Now, having brought together and illuminated this... more...

  • Jack Tar's Storyby Myra C. Glenn

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 22.00

    Jack Tar's Story examines the autobiographies and memoirs of antebellum American sailors to explore contested meanings of manhood and nationalism in the early republic. more...