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  • Berlinby Agnes Sachseroeder

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 12.75

    A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette in Berlin more...

  • Comparative and Transnational Historyby Heinz-Gerhard Haupt; Jürgen Kocka

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    Since the 1970s West German historiography has been one of the main arenas of international comparative history. It has produced important empirical studies particularly in social history as well as methodological and theoretical reflections on comparative history. During the last twenty years however, this approach has felt pressure from two sources:... more...

  • Daring Young Menby Richard Reeves

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 16.00

    In the early hours of June 26, 1948, phones began ringing across America, waking up the airmen of World War II?pilots, navigators, and mechanics?who were finally beginning normal lives with new houses, new jobs, new wives, and new babies. Some were given just forty-eight hours to report to local military bases. The president, Harry S. Truman, was recalling... more...

  • The Quest for the Lost Nationby Sebastian Conrad

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 85.00 US$ 68.00

    Highly praised when published in Germany, The Quest for the Lost Nation is a brilliant chronicle of Germany's and Japan's struggles to reclaim a defeated national past. Sebastian Conrad compares the ways German and Japanese scholars revised national history after World War II in the shadows of fascism, surrender, and American occupation. Defeat in... more...

  • German Refugee Historians and Friedrich Meineckeby Gerhard A. Ritter; Alex Skinner

    BRILL 2010; US$ 183.00

    This collection of letters from German refugee historians to their teacher Friedrich Meinecke sheds light on questions of emigration and German-Jewish and German-American identity. It also reflects the deep impact that emigrant historians had on American teaching and research in European history, as well as on the rebuilding of German historiography... more...

  • Germany in the Modern Worldby Sam A. Mustafa

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 31.99

    With a careful blend of concision and rich detail, Sam A. Mustafa's readable and lively text traces German history from Roman times to the present, placing particular emphasis on the past three centuries. Mustafa provides a judicious mix of narrative history and historiography, tracing the influential individuals and broad social currents, myths... more...

  • The Wallby Christopher Hilton

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    For almost three decades, the Cold War was focused on Berlin, where the two (nuclear-armed) sides were kept apart by a twelve-foot wall, which had appeared almost overnight in August 1961. For a generation, until its fall in November 1989, it not only divided the city of Berlin, but also symbolised the confrontation between capitalist West and socialist... more...

  • Sydneyby Delia Falconer

    NewSouth 2010; US$ 11.54

    Sydney has always been the sexiest and most gaudy of our cities. In this book, the third in a series in which leading Australian authors write about their hometowns, novelist Delia Falconer conjures up its sandstone, humidity, and jacarandas. But she goes beyond these to find a far more complex city: beautiful, violent, half-wild, and at times deeply... more...

  • Holy Roman Empire and the Ottomans, Theby Mehmet Sinan Birdal

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 11.00

    The Holy Roman Empire and the Ottoman Empire, especially under their charismatic leaders Charles V and Suleyman I, were major empires of the early-modern period. Both exercised global power as, respectively, leaders of the universal ?res publica Christiana? and ?dar-es Islam'. However, both lost supreme power in the course of the 17th and 18th centuries... more...

  • Die Dessau-Wörlitzer Reformbewegung im Zeitalter der Aufklärungby Erhard Hirsch

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 266.00

    Erhard Hirsch's study examines the social, political, and artistic preconditions and impacts of a comprehensive modernization process in the central German territory of Anhalt-Dessau in the age of reformer prince Leopold Friedrich Franz. The Wörlitz Garden Kingdom (inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2001) and the 'Philanthropin'... more...