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19th century

  • The Origins of the Grand Tourby Professor Michael G Brennan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Focusing upon three previously unpublished accounts of youthful English travellers in Western Europe (in contrast to the renowned but maturely retrospective memoirs of other seventeenth-century figures such as John Evelyn), this study reassesses the early origins of the cultural phenomenon known as the 'Grand Tour'. Usually denoted primarily as a... more...

  • Despatch Rider on the Western Front 1915-18by Albert Simpkin; David Venner

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 18.99

    The book is skilfully abridged version of the diary of a First World War motorcycle despatch rider, Sergeant Albert Simpkin, who was attached to the HQ 37th Division. The diary entries, and some longer descriptions of the main actions of the Division, provide a fascinating record of the life of a despatch rider on the Western Front; one day dodging... more...

  • Transcultural Teensby Chantal Tetreault

    Wiley 2015; US$ 39.95

    Transcultural Teens provides readers with a window onto the cultural and linguistic creativity of the housing projects, or cit é s , that ring Paris, showing how young people of Algerian Arab origins play with language in fascinating ways that subvert commonly held notions of intercultural animosity. Provides solid, real-world evidence in... more...

  • Der Bauernjörgby Peter Blickle

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 27.68

    Kaiser Karl V. hat ihn als Retter des Reiches gepriesen ? Georg Truchsess Freiherr zu Waldburg. Als Oberster Feldhauptmann eines Fürstenheeres hat er den größten Aufstand niedergeworfen, den Europa vor der Französischen Revolution erlebt hat. Peter Blickle entwirft in seiner fulminanten Geschichte des Bauernjörg ein dramatisches Panorama des Bauernkriegs.Erstmals... more...

  • Erfüllte Hoffnungby Lucie Filipová

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 59.98

    Biographische Informationen Dr. Lucie Filipová ist Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Karls-Universität Prag.   Reihe Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte Mainz - Band 237 more...

  • Regeneration through Empireby Margaret Cook Andersen

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00

    Following France?s defeat in the Franco-Prussian War in 1870?71, French patriots feared that their country was in danger of becoming a second-rate power in Europe. Decreasing birth rates had largely slowed French population growth, and the country?s population was not keeping pace with that of its European neighbors. To regain its standing in the... more...

  • Die Polonisierung der Stadt Posen nach 1918 und 1945by Anna Moskal

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 58.58

    Die Lokalgeschichte der Stadt Posen/Poznan wurde wesentlich von den konkurrierenden Nationalismen des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts geprägt: Sowohl Polen als auch Deutsche erhoben Anspruch auf die Stadt, die mehrfach ihre staatliche Zugehörigkeit wechselte. Gegenstand von Anna Moskals Untersuchung sind Polonisierungsprozesse in Posen während der Zwischenkriegszeit... more...

  • Massacreby John Merriman

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    The Paris Commune lasted for only 64 days in 1871, but during that short time it gave rise to some of the grandest political dreams of the nineteenth century?before culminating in horrific violence. Following the disastrous French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War, hungry and politically disenchanted Parisians took up arms against their government... more...

  • Fénelon in the Enlightenment: Traditions, Adaptations, and Variationsby Christoph Schmitt-Maaß; Stefanie Stockhorst; Doohwan Ahn

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 108.00

    François Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon, Archbishop of Cambrai (1651?1715) exerted a considerable influence on the development and spread of the Enlightenment. His most famous work, the Homeric novel Les Aventures de Télémaque, Fils d?Ulysse (1699), composed for the education of his pupil Duc de Bourgogne, was, after the Bible, the most widely read literary... more...

  • À La Modby Ian Moore

    Summersdale 2014; US$ 9.99

    A comedic romp through one man's life in the Loire Valley, France Comedian, mod, and professional grump Ian Moore has had enough. Tired of being unable to park anywhere near his cramped house in a noisy town he doesn?t like, he hatches a plan to move his wife and young son to a remote corner of the Loire Valley in search of serenity and space.... more...