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  • The Children's Crusadeby Gary Dickson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 24.00

    The Children's Crusade was possibly the most extraordinary event in the history of the crusades. The first modern study in English of this popular crusade sheds new light on its history and offers new perspectives on its supposedly dismal outcome. Its richly re-imagined history and mythistory is explored from the thirteenth century to present day. more...

  • Introduction to Global Military Historyby Jeremy Black

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This lucid account of military developments around the modern world begins with the American War of Independence and the French revolutionary wars and continues chronologically to the latest 21 st century conflicts. It combines determinedly global coverage with thought-provoking analysis not only of the military aspects of conflict but also its social,... more...

  • Great Powers and the Quest for Hegemonyby Jeremy Black

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 47.95

    This timely book provides a general overview of Great Power politics and world order from 1500 to the present. Jeremy Black provides several historical case-studies, each of which throws light on both the power in question and the international system of the period, and how it had developed from the preceding period. The point of departure for... more...

  • The Order Has Been Carried Outby Alessandro Portelli

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 80.00

    In 1944, Nazi occupation forces in Rome killed 335 unarmed civilians in retaliation for a partisan attack the day before. This title relates the struggles for freedom under Fascism and Nazism, the battles for memory in post-war democracy, and the meanings of death and grief in modern society. more...

  • Thailand's Secret Warby E. Bruce Reynolds

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 44.00

    An absorbing account of Allied secret operations and political intrigue in wartime Thailand. more...

  • The Hunt for Nazi Spiesby Simon Kitson; Catherine Tihanyi

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    From 1940 to 1942, French secret agents arrested more than two thousand spies working for the Germans and executed several dozen of them?all despite the Vichy government?s declared collaboration with the Third Reich. A previously untold chapter in the history of World War II, this duplicitous activity is the gripping subject of The Hunt for Nazi... more...

  • Fractureby Philipp Blom

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2015; US$ 18.94

    Philipp Blom was born in Hamburg in 1970. After some years in Vienna, he moved to Oxford where he obtained a PhD in Jewish philosophy. He has worked in publishing and as a journalist and translator in both London and Paris. He lives in Vienna with his wife Veronica Buckley. more...

  • Ordnung des Imaginärenby Rudolf Behrens

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2002; US$ 60.58

    Hauptbeschreibung Das Imaginäre widersetzt sich - wie auch immer man es zu definieren versucht - festen, geschichtlich und kontextuell übergreifenden Bestimmungen; und doch ist die philosophische (und später dann die ästhetische und anthropologische) Anstrengung zur Klärung der Funktionsweise jener Apparatur, die man 'phantasia', 'imaginatio' oder... more...

  • Die Geburt der modernen Weltby Christopher A. Bayly; Thomas Bertram; Martin Klaus

    Campus Verlag 2008; US$ 18.70

    Hauptbeschreibung Christopher Baylys weltumspannender Blick auf das Agieren der Staaten, die vielfältigen Ausprägungen von Gesellschaftsordnungen, Religionen und Lebensweisen zeigt auf verblüffende Weise, wie eng schon im 19. Jahrhundert die Entwicklung Europas mit dem Geschehen in den anderen Erdteilen verknüpft war. »Ein mutiger Wurf, der geeignet... more...

  • Über Grenzenby Gabriele Metzler; Michael Wildt

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 17.66

    Der 48. Deutsche Historikertag vom 28. September bis zum 1. Oktober 2010 in Berlin stand unter dem Schwerpunktthema »Über Grenzen«. Dieser offizielle Berichtsband des Verbands der Historikerinnen und Historiker Deutschlands und des Verbands der Geschichtslehrer Deutschlands enthält knappe Resümees aller Vorträge, die auf dem Kongress gehalten worden... more...