Category: Europe

Translated by means of Aubrey de Sélincourt with an advent and Notes by way of John M. Marincola.

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By Mark Mazower

"A precious, vital e-book that reminds us, on the correct time, how challenging [European cohesion] has been, and what sort of care needs to be taken to prevent the bad outdated temptations." --Los Angeles Times

Dark Continent presents another heritage of the 20 th century, one during which the triumph of democracy used to be whatever yet a forgone end and fascism and communism supplied rival political options that battled and occasionally triumphed so one can ensure the path the continent might take.

Mark Mazower strips away myths that experience comforted us considering global battle II, revealing Europe as an entity always engaged in a bloody undertaking of self-invention.  Here is a historical past no longer of inevitable victories and ahead marches, yet of slender squeaks and unforeseen twists, the place townships boast a bronze of Mussolini on horseback one second, in basic terms to soften it down and recast it as a couple of noble partisans the next.  Unflinching, clever, Dark Continent presents a provocative imaginative and prescient of Europ's earlier, current, and future-and confirms Mark Mazower as a historian of priceless presents.

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By Jean-Claude Piris

The eu Union is in difficulty. Public unease with the venture, Euro difficulties and dysfunctional associations provide upward thrust to the true possibility that the eu Union becomes expanding beside the point simply as its member states face a growing number of demanding situations of a globalised international. Jean-Claude Piris, a number one determine within the perception and drafting of the EU's felony buildings, tackles the problems head on with a feeling of urgency and with candour. The e-book works in the course of the recommendations to be had in mild of the commercial and political weather, assessing their effectiveness. via so doing, the writer reaches the (for a few) radical end that the answer is to allow 'two-speed' improvement: permitting an internal middle to maneuver in the direction of nearer monetary and political union, to be able to shield the Union as an entire. Compelling, severe and present, this ebook is vital interpreting for all these attracted to the way forward for Europe.

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By Paul Tabori

Released in England as Epitaph for Europe. a tender Hungarian author, broadly travelled at the Continent, seeks to reëvoke the fundamental spirit of that inter-war Europe, now blown to bits. He meets numerous literary figures at the approach, together with James Joyce, Jakob Wassermann, Miroslav Krleža and others.

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By Carole French

Well-known across the world through common flyers and armchair tourists alike, Eyewitness go back and forth Guides are the main colourful and accomplished publications out there. With fantastically commissioned pictures and striking 3D aerial perspectives revealing the allure of every vacation spot, those impressive go back and forth publications convey what others merely inform. contains attractive new full-color pictures, illustrations, and improved maps large details on neighborhood customs, forex, clinical companies, and transportation New "Discovering" characteristic is helping make a decision which areas are most fitted to the trip.

The top simply retains convalescing!

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By Perry Anderson

Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism is a sustained workout in ancient sociology that exhibits how the slave-based societies of old Greece and Rome finally turned the feudal societies of the center a long time. during this examine, Anderson vindicates and refines the explanatory strength of ancient materialism, whereas casting a desirable gentle at the historic international, the Germanic invasions, nomadic society, and different routes taken to feudalism in Northern, Mediterranean, japanese and Western Europe.

Through this paintings and its better half quantity, Lineages of the Absolutist State, Anderson offers a Marxist background of Western political improvement that takes readers from the 1st stirrings of political cognizance within the classical international to the increase of absolutist monarchies in Europe and the start of the trendy epoch.

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By Rachel Shukert

“Shukert's sharp comedian turns careen smack into the center of our hearts."
Los Angeles Times

 

Everything goes to Be Great, is performer, playwright, comic, and writer Rachel Shukert’s hilarious memoir of touring via Europe in her twenties. She chronicles her younger navigation in the course of the haphazard enjoyable and debauchery of recent freedoms, and the growing to be pains that finally accompany “adulthood.” lovers of Sloane Crosley and David Sedaris are going to like Shulkert’s tale, and her sharp, shrewdpermanent humor.

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Given the hot specialise in the demanding situations to consultant democracy, and the quest for brand new associations and approaches which could aid to channel expanding participation, this e-book bargains empirical insights on substitute conceptions of democracy and the actors that advertise them.

 

With a spotlight at the conceptions and practices of democracy inside of modern social hobbies in Europe, this quantity contributes to the talk at the diversified dimensions of democracy, specifically in its participative and deliberative kinds. at the foundation of an in-depth research of ecu Social boards, amassing hundreds of thousands of social circulation enterprises and tens of hundreds of thousands of activists from all Europe, the e-book explores the transnational size of democracy and addresses a suitable, and little analyzed element of Europeanization: the Europeanization of social pursuits. From a methodological perspective, the examine innovates by way of protecting a gaggle of people regularly missed in prior reviews: social stream activists. Qualitative and quantitative tools are hired to analyze person motivations in addition to environmental dynamics. many of the chapters mix research of the contributors’ attitudes and behaviour with that of the organizational features, approaches and practices of democracy.

 

Providing a cross-national comparability at the worldwide justice circulation, the theoretical demanding situations of the hot wave of protest and supplying wealthy empirical info on modern activism, this ebook will entice scholars and students of comparative politics, sociology, political sociology, social circulation reviews, in addition to transnational relations.

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By Robert Chazan

Although heavily considering the notable Hebrew First-Crusade narratives, Robert Chazan's new interpretation of those texts is whatever yet slim, as his name, God, Humanity, and History, strongly indicates. the 3 surviving Hebrew bills of the crusaders' devastating attacks on Rhineland Jewish groups through the spring of 1096 were tested at size, yet basically now will we take pleasure in the level to which they characterize their turbulent times.

After an in depth research of the texts themselves, Chazan addresses the goals of the 3 narratives. He compares those debts with previous Jewish historical past writing and with modern campaign historiography. it truly is of their disjuncture with previous types of Jewish historic narration and their notable parallels with Latin campaign narratives that the Hebrew narratives are such a lot revealing. We see how they replicate the embeddedness of early Ashkenazic Jewry within the brilliant surroundings of late-eleventh- and early-twelfth-century northern Europe.

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By Jay Winter, John M. Merriman

The interval among the onset of the French Revolution to the outbreak of global conflict I is among the most-studied in historical past. The seriously researched period is singled out during this new five-volume set, protecting the real humans and the foremost occasions and advancements in Europe.

Broad in scope and encompassing all components of human exercise, the contributions of roughly six hundred students around the globe are comfortably amassed in Europe 1789 to 1914. With a accomplished index and available prose, readers can simply assemble particular info or leisurely discover the period's medical, social and cultural heritage in addition to its political, army and fiscal developments.

The selection of 868 articles illustrates the impression of the French Revolution and Napoleonic period on Europe, and the transformation of its political, social, and cultural associations via the forces of industrialization, nationalism, mass politics, imperialism, nice strength rivalries and cutting edge cultural change.

Each article incorporates a bibliography, a few annotated. Enlivening this fabric are sidebars that make clear recommendations and supply excerpts from fundamental resource files. each one quantity additionally contains an eight-page colour insert and diverse illustrations. A chronology and a thematic define of the contents concisely frames the cloth in a bigger context, assisting readers construct significant connections.

This set hyperlinks eu event to the heritage of the remainder of the realm, carrying on with the Charles Scribner's Sons' award-winning line from old Europe and Encyclopedia of the Renaissance via Europe 1450-1789: Encyclopedia of the Early glossy World.

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This is quantity five of five, going from Talleyrand, Charles Maurice de to Zollverein + Indexes.

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