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  • Practice of Everyday Lifeby Michel De Certeau; Luce Giard; Pierre Mayol

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    To remain unconsumed by consumer society?this was the goal, pursued through a world of subtle and practical means, that beckoned throughout the first volume of The Practice of Everyday Life. The second volume of the work delves even deeper than did the first into the subtle tactics of resistance and private practices that make living a subversive... more...

  • The Great Cat Massacre - A History of Britain in 100 Mistakesby Gareth Rubin

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99

    In 1914 a train pulled into a provincial British railway station. The porter, a curious chap, asked the regiment of soldiers where they were from. ‘Ross-shire,’ one called down, but the porter heard ‘Russia’. And so began a rumour that led to Germany losing the First World War. Often the history we learn at school is only half... more...

  • Das ?Pruzzenland? als geteilte Erinnerungsregionby Stephanie Zloch; Izabela Lewandowska

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 42.58

    Das »Pruzzenland« ist eine Region im nordöstlichen Europa, die von vielfältigen kulturellen und multiethnischen Traditionen, aber auch historisch von konkurrierenden nationalen Ansprüchen zwischen Deutschland, Polen, Litauen und Russland gekennzeichnet war. Die wohl weitreichendste Zäsur stellten die Verschiebung der nationalstaatlichen Grenzen und... more...

  • Galloping at Everythingby Ian Fletcher

    The History Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    The poor discipline demonstrated by the British cavalry commanded by general Slade at Maguilla in 1812 prompted the Duke of Wellington's famous remark that British cavalry officers were in the habit of 'galloping at everything'. This assessment has unduly coloured the view of generations of historians. In this reapraisal, Ian Fletcher contends that... more...

  • Kulturen und Gedächtnisby Rex Rexheuser

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 34.07

    Von der russischen Geschichte ausgehend, erschließt sich Rex Rexheuser den Blick auf Ostmitteleuropa, nimmt dann seine Rolle als ?deutscher Osteuropahistoriker? bewusster in Augenschein und wendet sich in vollem Bewusstsein der Spannung zwischen ?Geschichte? und ?Gedächtnis? dem besonderen Verhältnis von Deutschen, Polen und Juden zu, um schließlich... more...

  • The Constitutional Monarchy in France, 1814-48by Pamela M. Pilbeam

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.99

    Historians in France assume that the restoration of Monarchy after the defeat of Napoleon was doomed. The first compact recent history of the period in English, this book reveals that although the French experimented with two Monarchies and a Republic (1814 - 48), there was substantial stability. The Institutional framework constructed during the Revolutionary... more...

  • Three German Invasions of Franceby Douglas Fermer

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 17.25

    Tension and rivalry between France and Germany shaped the history of Western Europe in the century from 1860. Three times that hostility led to war and the invasion of France - in 1870, 1914 and 1940. The outcomes of the battles that followed reset the balance of power across the continent. Yet the German invasions tend to be viewed as separate events,... more...

  • Wellington’s Men Rememberedby Janet Bromley; David Bromley

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 50.00

    Wellington’s Men Remembered is a reference work which has been compiled on behalf of the Association of Friends of the Waterloo Committee and contains over 3,000 memorials to soldiers who fought in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo between 1808 and 1815, together with 150 battlefield and regimental memorials in 24 countries worldwide.Over 1800... more...

  • Auf dem Weg nach Europa?by Yasemin Uygun

    Traugott Bautz 2010; US$ 16.09

    1. Thematik und Ziel der Arbeit2. Aufbau der Arbeit3. Literatur- und Quellenlage4. Einblick in die türkisch-europäische GeschichteII. Einblick in die türkisch-europäische Geschichte1. Die europäischen Berührungspunkte des osmanischen Reiches2. Die Tanzimat-Periode3. Die Jungtürken (1908-1918)4. Die Republik Türkei und die kemalistischen Reformen (1923-1938)5.... more...

  • Through France with Berzeliusby C. G. Bernhard

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    There are 165 years between Jöns Jacob Berzelius' and Carl Gustaf Bernhard's excursions through the Massif Central in France. In spite of their circumstantial differences, the similarities between the two men of letters is striking. While Berzelius is renowned as one of the founders of modern chemistry and mineralogy, the bulk of Bernhard's achievement... more...