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Book Europe Central

    Book Details:
  • Author : William T. Vollmann
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2005-11-14
  • ISBN : 0143036599
  • Pages : 834 pages

Download or read book Europe Central written by William T. Vollmann and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2005-11-14 with total page 834 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A daring literary masterpiece and winner of the National Book Award In this magnificent work of fiction, acclaimed author William T. Vollmann turns his trenchant eye on the authoritarian cultures of Germany and the USSR in the twentieth century to render a mesmerizing perspective on human experience during wartime. Through interwoven narratives that paint a composite portrait of these two battling leviathans and the monstrous age they defined, Europe Central captures a chorus of voices both real and fictional— a young German who joins the SS to fight its crimes, two generals who collaborate with the enemy for different reasons, the Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich and the Stalinist assaults upon his work and life.

Book Central Europe

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  • Author : Lonnie Johnson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 1996
  • ISBN : 0195100719
  • Pages : 397 pages

Download or read book Central Europe written by Lonnie Johnson and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1996 with total page 397 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Throughout the ages, small nations struggled valiantly against a series of imperial powers - Ottoman Turkey, Habsburg Austria, imperial Germany, czarist Russia, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union - and they lost regularly. Johnson's account is present-minded in the best sense: in describing actual historical events, he illustrates the ways they have been remembered, and how they contribute to the national assumptions that still drive European politics today.

Book Transatlantic Central Europe

Download or read book Transatlantic Central Europe written by Jessie Labov and published by Central European University Press. This book was released on 2019-04-10 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While there are still occasional uses of it today, the term "Central Europe" carries little of the charge that it did in the 1980s and early 1990s, and as a political and intellectual project it has receded from the horizon. Proponents of a distinct cultural profile of these countries—all involved now in the process of Transatlantic integration—used "Central European", as a contestation with the geo-political label of Eastern Europe. This book discusses the transnational set of practices connecting journals with other media in the mid-1980s, disseminating the idea of Central Europe simultaneously in East and West. A range of new methodologies, including GIS-mapping visualization, is used, repositing the political-cultural journal as one central node of a much larger cultural system. What has happened to the liberal humanist philosophy that "Central Europe" once evoked? In the early years of the transition era, the liberal humanist perspective shared by Havel, Konrád, Kundera, and Michnik was quickly replaced by an economic liberalism that evolved into neoliberal policies and practices. The author follows the trajectories of the concept into the present day, reading its material and intellectual traces in the postcommunist landscape. She explores how the current use of transnational, web-based media follows the logic and practice of an earlier, 'dissident' generation of writers.

Book The Great Jewish Cities of Central and Eastern Europe

Download or read book The Great Jewish Cities of Central and Eastern Europe written by Eli Valley and published by Jason Aronson. This book was released on 1999 with total page 568 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Great Jewish Cities of Central and Eastern Europe: A Travel Guide and Resource Book to Prague, Warsaw, Cracow, and Budapest is the most comprehensive guidebook covering all aspects of Jewish history and contemporary life in Prague, Warsaw, Cracow, and Budapest. This remarkable book includes detailed histories of the Jews in these cities, walking tours of Jewish districts past and present, intensive descriptions of Jewish sites, fascinating accounts of local Jewish legend and lore, and practical information for Jewish travelers to the region.

Book Europe in the Central Middle Ages

Download or read book Europe in the Central Middle Ages written by Christopher Brooke and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-15 with total page 523 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This wide-ranging introduction to medieval Europe has been updated and revised. In his popular survey Brooke explores the variety of human experience in the period. He looks at society, economy, religious life and popular religion, learning, culture, as well as political events; the rise of the Normans and the heyday of the medieval Empire. For the new edition there is increased coverage of the role of women and more attention to central Europe, Bohemia, Hungary and Poland.

Book Party Colonisation of the Media in Central and Eastern Europe

Download or read book Party Colonisation of the Media in Central and Eastern Europe written by Péter Bajomi-Lázár and published by Central European University Press. This book was released on 2014-07-01 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book compares media and political systems in East-Central as well as in Western Europe in order to identify the reasons possibly responsible for the extensive and intensive party control over the media. This phenomenon is widely experienced in many of the former communist countries since the political transformation. The author argues that differences in media freedom and in the politicization of the news media are rooted in differences in party structures between old and new democracies, and, notably, the fact that young parties in the new members of the European Union are short of resources, which makes them more likely to take control of and to exploit media resources.

Book The Europeanization of Central and Eastern Europe

Download or read book The Europeanization of Central and Eastern Europe written by Frank Schimmelfennig and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book demonstrates the importance of the credibility and the costs of accession conditionality for the adoption of EU rules in Central and Eastern Europe.

Book The Ghosts of Europe

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  • Author : Anna Porter
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2011-01-18
  • ISBN : 142999147X
  • Pages : 321 pages

Download or read book The Ghosts of Europe written by Anna Porter and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2011-01-18 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1989, Adam Michnik said that Central Europe came “as a messenger not only of freedom and tolerance but also of hatred and intolerance. It is here, in Central Europe, that the last two wars began.” Nearing the twentieth anniversary of Communism’s collapse, acclaimed author Anna Porter traveled to Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary to discover whether and how democracy has taken root in these former Iron Curtain countries. The former borderlands of the long-defunct Hapsburg Empire and the more recently dispersed Soviet Empire have attempted to invent their own forms of democracy and capitalism. However, disturbing signs of old attitudes have returned, bringing into question Central Europe’s ability to reform its elites and to effectively control public demonstrations of hatred, the rise of racial tensions, and the emergence of fascist parties. Porter interviewed the young and the old, the winners and the losers, in this grand European transformation. Porter walks Wenceslas Square with those who suffered the violence of the state police and helped to organize the ’89 revolution. She meets with revolutionary leaders such as Václav Havel and Adam Michnik, as well as custodians of the new regimes, among them Radek Sikorski, Michael Kocáb, and Ferenc Gyurcsány. She takes us to Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance and Budapest’s House of Terror Museum—fascinating if controversial attempts to reckon with dark periods of history. She interviews the wealthiest man in Hungary, the general who ordered martial law in Poland, attends an ultraright rally, and visits a Gypsy village where a newly burgeoning yet all-too-familiar racism has destroyed a family. Gradually, a portrait emerges of a Europe struggling under the weight of history and memory, its peoples divided over half-forgotten events, old ethnic rivalries, borders drawn and redrawn—ghosts that had lurked, unacknowledged, under Communism’s force-fed stories of peaceful coexistence and a common front toward the Western enemy. Now, Central European rhetoric veers between historical reckoning, revisionism, and the politics of retribution. Penetrating, fascinating, and powerfully observed, The Ghosts of Europe illuminates themes of tyranny, nationalism, racism, and denial in nations with a tumultuous history and a future very much in the balance.

Book Print Culture at the Crossroads

Download or read book Print Culture at the Crossroads written by Elizabeth Dillenburg and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2021-08-30 with total page 566 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book investigates the importance of printing in early-modern Central Europe, revealing a complicated web of connections linking printers and scholars, Jews and Christians, from the Baltic to the Adriatic.

Book The Central Middle Ages

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  • Author : Daniel Power
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN : 0199253110
  • Pages : 321 pages

Download or read book The Central Middle Ages written by Daniel Power and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Daniel Power traces the history of Europe in the central Middle Ages (950-1320), an age of far-reaching change for the continent. Seven contributors consider the history of this period from a variety of perspectives, including political, social, economic, religious and intellectual history.

Book East Central Europe in the Modern World

Download or read book East Central Europe in the Modern World written by Andrew C. Janos and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 516 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A study of East Central Europe and its place in the modern world. Combining narrative with analysis, it presents the past and present of East Central Europe in the larger context of the political and economic history of the continent.

Book Imagining Bosnian Muslims in Central Europe

Download or read book Imagining Bosnian Muslims in Central Europe written by František Šístek and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2021-01-14 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a Slavic-speaking religious and ethnic “Other” living just a stone’s throw from the symbolic heart of the continent, the Muslims of Bosnia and Herzegovina have long occupied a liminal space in the European imagination. To a significant degree, the wider representations and perceptions of this population can be traced to the reports of Central European—and especially Habsburg—diplomats, scholars, journalists, tourists, and other observers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This volume assembles contributions from historians, anthropologists, political scientists, and literary scholars to examine the political, social, and discursive dimensions of Bosnian Muslims’ encounters with the West since the nineteenth century.

Book Wars and Betweenness

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  • Author : Bojan Aleksov
  • Publisher : Central European University Press
  • Release : 2020-09-15
  • ISBN : 9633863368
  • Pages : 236 pages

Download or read book Wars and Betweenness written by Bojan Aleksov and published by Central European University Press. This book was released on 2020-09-15 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The region between the Baltic and the Black Sea was marked by a set of crises and conflicts in the 1920s and 1930s, demonstrating the diplomatic, military, economic or cultural engagement of France, Germany, Russia, Britain, Italy and Japan in this highly volatile region, and critically damaging the fragile post-Versailles political arrangement. The editors, in naming this region as "Middle Europe" seek to revive the symbolic geography of the time and accentuate its position, situated between Big Powers and two World Wars. The ten case studies in this book combine traditional diplomatic history with a broader emphasis on the geopolitical aspects of Big-Power rivalry to understand the interwar period. The essays claim that the European Big Powers played a key role in regional affairs by keeping the local conflicts and national movements under control and by exploiting the region's natural resources and military dependencies, while at the same time strengthening their prestige through cultural penetration and the cultivation of client networks. The authors, however, want to avoid the simplistic view that the Big Powers fully dominated the lesser players on the European stage. The relationship was indeed hierarchical, but the essays also reveal how the "small states" manipulated Big-Power disagreements, highlighting the limits of the latters' leverage throughout the 1920s and the 1930s.

Book Mittel Europa

    Book Details:
  • Author : Suzanne Slesin
  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter Publishers
  • Release : 1994
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 262 pages

Download or read book Mittel Europa written by Suzanne Slesin and published by Clarkson Potter Publishers. This book was released on 1994 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The authors of the International Style Library turn their attention to the land east of the Danube as they travel through Vienna, Budapest, Prague, and the surrounding countryside to find in the architecture, interiors, and folk arts of the region a host of thriving design traditions accessible again after a long isolation.Full-color photographs.

Book Central Europe

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  • Author : Steve Fallon
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1995
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 852 pages

Download or read book Central Europe written by Steve Fallon and published by . This book was released on 1995 with total page 852 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This guide includes travel facts for Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland.

Book Ukraine in Central and Eastern Europe

Download or read book Ukraine in Central and Eastern Europe written by Martin Malek and published by Ibidem Press. This book was released on 2022-09-06 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The geopolitics of postcommunist Europe are not only important for Ukraine but also for the future of the continent. This book examines how countries in East-Central Europe and the Caucasus approach Ukraine and considers the potential for new multilateral structures. It also illustrates how Russia shapes politics in the post-Soviet space.

Book Great Power Policies Towards Central Europe 1914 1945

Download or read book Great Power Policies Towards Central Europe 1914 1945 written by Aliaksandr Piahanau and published by E-International Relations. This book was released on 2019-02-22 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides an overview of the various forms and trajectories of Great Power policy towards Central Europe between 1914 and 1945. This involves the analyses of diplomatic, military, economic and cultural perspectives of Germany, Russia, Britain, and the USA towards Hungary, Poland, the Baltic States, Czechoslovakia and Romania. The contributions of established, as well as emerging, historians from different parts of Europe enriches the English language scholarship on the history of the international relations of the region. The volume is designed to be accessible and informative to both historians and wider audiences. Contributors: Sorin Arhire, Ivan Basenko, Agne Cepinskyte, Oleg Ken, Tamás Magyarics, Halina Parafianowicz, Alexander Rupasov, Ignác Romsics and Artem Zorin.