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  • Sydneyby Delia Falconer

    NewSouth 2010; US$ 14.51

    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...

  • Vatikanische Ostpolitik und die DDRby Roland Cerny-Werner

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 46.56

    Hauptbeschreibung Während Johannes XXIII. am 7. März 1963 Tochter und Schwiegersohn des sowjetischen Ministerpräsidenten Chruschtschow in privater Audienz empfing, traf sich Agostino Casaroli, der Architekt der Vatikanischen Ostpolitik, während einer UNO-Konferenz mit Mitgliedern von Delegationen aus Staaten des Ostblocks. Beides kann als Anfang... more...

  • Werner Conzeby Jan Eike Dunkhase

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 46.67

    Hauptbeschreibung Werner Conze (1910-1986) zählt zu den bedeutendsten, aber auch umstrittensten deutschen Historikern im 20. Jahrhundert. Mit seinen sozial- und begriffsgeschichtlichen Pionierleistungen trug er nach 1945 wesentlich zur Perspektiverweiterung der westdeutschen Geschichtswissenschaft bei. Als junger Historiker hatte er dem Nationalsozialismus... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 224.00

    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' educational... more...

  • Comparative And Transnational Historyby Heinz-Gerhard Haupt; JA¼rgen Kocka

    Berghahn Books 2012; 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...

  • To Prussia with Loveby Roger Boyes

    Summersdale 2012; US$ 9.99

    Farce meets romance in this amusing travel memoir set in East Germany   In a desperate attempt to save his relationship with girlfriend Lena and take a break from the world of journalism, Roger Boyes agrees to make a great escape from the easy urban lifestyle of Berlin and decamp to the countryside. He has hopes for Italy, but Lena has inherited... more...

  • Ghost Dance in Berlinby Peter Wortsman

    Travelers' Tales 2013; US$ 16.95

    Every great city is a restless work in progress, but nowhere is the urban impulse more in flux than in Berlin, that sprawling metropolis located on the fault line of history. A short-lived fever-dream of modernity in the Roaring Twenties, redubbed Germania and primped up into the megalomaniac fantasy of a Thousand-Year Reichstadt in the Thirties,... more...

  • Berlin, Alexanderplatzby Gisa Weszkalnys

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 27.95

    A benchmark study in the changing field of urban anthropology, Berlin, Alexanderplatz is an ethnographic examination of the rapid transformation of the unified Berlin. Through a captivating account of the controversy around this symbolic public square in East Berlin, the book raises acute questions about expertise, citizenship, government and... more...

  • Memoria an der Zeitenwende. Die Stiftungen Jakob Fuggers des Reichen vor und während der Reformation (ca. 1505-1555)by Benjamin Scheller

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 105.00

    Gegenstand des Buches sind drei Stiftungen: ? die berühmte Kleinhaussiedlung, die seit 1531 als "Fuggerei" bekannt ist; ? die Grabkapelle der Fugger in der Klosterkirche der Augsburger Karmeliter; ? eine Prädikatur bei der Kollegiat- und Pfarrkirche St. Moritz in Augsburg. Zentrale Frage der Untersuchung ist die nach den Interdependenzen von Stiftungen... more...