By Malcolm Day
"Amazing & outstanding evidence approximately Kings and Queens" finds a wealth of interesting truths approximately British monarchs from pre-Roman occasions to the current day. notice revealing tales concerning the lives and personalities of every monarch and the way they've got formed heritage. stories of wickedness, greed, adultery and insanity make this advisor to Britain's kings and queens totally compelling. "The notable and remarkable evidence series" offers attention-grabbing, excellent and little-known proof and tales a few wide selection of issues that are absolute to tell, soak up and entertain in equivalent degree. short, available and exciting items on a large choice of topics cause them to the proper books to dip in to.
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By Jay Winter, John M. Merriman
The tumultuous contemporary century of Europe's background is traced during this five-volume set, which choices up the tale began in its significant other set, Europe 1789-1914.
Profiling the age of struggle and reconstruction, Europe due to the fact 1914 info ecu background from the Bolshevik Revolution to the eu Union, linking it to the historical past of the remainder of the realm. Many variations within the eu tale are coated during this simply obtainable choice of approximately 675 illustrations and 920 articles: Europe sundered by means of conflict and genocide, Europe reconfigured after international struggle II and the chilly battle, and Europe creating a new position for itself at the international level. Written by means of approximately 500 prime specialists from universities world wide, the set successfully covers a huge scope, encompassing the period's clinical and financial, social and cultural, political and army advancements. clients will locate in it the main evidence concerning the interval, transparent motives of the most strains of scholarly interpretation and information via scholarly controversies. Sidebars upload curiosity and explanation, a chronology and thematic define provide concise context that builds significant connections, and article particular bibliographies supply advice for additional examining. every one quantity additionally contains an 8-page colour insert and a entire index that permits easy access to focus on information.
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This is quantity 1 of five, masking Abortion to Chernobyl.
Squatters and self sufficient activities were on the leading edge of radical politics in Europe for almost a half-century—from struggles opposed to city renewal and gentrification, to large-scale peace and environmental campaigns, to spearheading the antiausterity protests sweeping the continent. via an exam of the neighborhood historical past of those events in 8 diversified cities—including Amsterdam, Berlin, and different well-known facilities of self reliant insurgence, besides underdocumented towns similar to Poznan and Athens—The urban Is Ours paints a extensive and intricate photo of Europe’s squatting and self sustaining pursuits. each one bankruptcy makes a speciality of one urban and gives a transparent chronological narrative and research followed through photos and illustrations. The sections middle at the most vital occasions and advancements within the heritage of those activities, making a choice on the specificities of the neighborhood events and working with matters comparable to the relation among politics and lifestyle, generational shifts, the position of disagreement and violence, and adjustments in political strategies. The participants are all politically engaged authors who mix educational scrutiny with obtainable writing, delivering a transparent and interesting view of significant modern social movements.
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 during the haphazard enjoyable and debauchery of recent freedoms, and the transforming into pains that finally accompany “adulthood.” fanatics of Sloane Crosley and David Sedaris are going to like Shulkert’s tale, and her sharp, clever humor.
Why are hopes fading for a unmarried ecu id? fiscal integration has complex swifter and additional than anticipated, but the eu feel of 'who we're' is fragmenting. Exploiting a long time of permissive consensus, Europe's elites designed and accomplished the one industry, the euro, the Schengen passport-free sector, and, such a lot lately, crafted a very winning coverage of growth. even as, those makes an attempt to de-politicize politics, to create Europe via stealth, have produced a political backlash. This formidable survey of identification in Europe captures the stories of the winners and losers, optimists and pessimists, movers and stayers in a Europe the place spatial and cultural borders have gotten ever extra permeable. an entire knowing of Europe's ambivalence, refracted via its a number of identities, lies on the intersection of competing ecu political initiatives and social strategies.
By DK Publishing
DK Eyewitness trip advisor: Poland is your necessary advisor to this pretty kingdom. The absolutely up to date consultant comprises specified cutaways, ground plans, and reconstructions of the must-see points of interest, plus street-by-street maps of towns and cities. DK's insider go back and forth suggestions and crucial neighborhood details may also help you find the easiest of this kingdom region-by-region, from neighborhood gala's and markets to day journeys round the nation-state. specified listings will advisor you to resorts, eating places, bars, and retailers for all budgets, whereas useful info might help you to get round by way of educate, bus, or car.
With thousands of full-color images, hand-drawn illustrations, and customized maps that brighten each web page, DK Eyewitness commute consultant: Poland really indicates you this vacation spot as nobody else can.
By Norman Davies
Here's a masterpiece of ancient narrative that stretches from the Ice Age to the Atomic Age, because it tells the tale of Europe, East and West. Norman Davies captures it all-the upward thrust and fall of Rome, the sweeping invasions of Alaric and Atilla, the Norman Conquests, the Papal struggles for energy, the Renaissance and the Reformation, the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, Europe's upward thrust to develop into the powerhouse of the realm, and its eclipse in our personal century, following devastating global Wars. this can be the 1st significant background of Europe to provide equivalent weight to either East and West, and it shines mild on attention-grabbing minority groups, from heretics and lepers to Gypsies, Jews, and Muslims. It additionally takes an cutting edge process, combining conventional narrative with detailed good points that support convey historical past alive: 299 time pills scattered throughout the narrative catch telling features of an period. 12 -snapshots provide a breathtaking examine all of Europe at a specific second in background. complete assurance of jap Europe—100 maps and diagrams, seventy two black-and-white plates.All advised, Davies’'s Europe represents some of the most vital and illuminating histories to be released lately.
By Jean-Claude Piris
The eu Union is in difficulty. Public unease with the undertaking, Euro difficulties and dysfunctional associations provide upward thrust to the true risk that the eu Union turns into expanding inappropriate simply as its member states face progressively more demanding situations of a globalised global. Jean-Claude Piris, a number one determine within the belief and drafting of the EU's criminal constructions, tackles the problems head on with a feeling of urgency and with candour. The e-book works during the concepts to be had in mild of the industrial and political weather, assessing their effectiveness. through 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 fiscal and political union, with the intention to safeguard the Union as a complete. Compelling, serious and present, this e-book is key analyzing for all these attracted to the way forward for Europe.
By Jay Winter, John M. Merriman
The interval among the onset of the French Revolution to the outbreak of worldwide conflict I is likely one of the most-studied in historical past. The seriously researched period is singled out during this new five-volume set, masking the real humans and the main occasions and advancements in Europe.
Broad in scope and encompassing all parts of human undertaking, the contributions of roughly six hundred students around the globe are very easily accumulated in Europe 1789 to 1914. With a accomplished index and available prose, readers can simply assemble particular info or leisurely discover the period's clinical, social and cultural background in addition to its political, army and financial developments.
The number of 868 articles illustrates the influence of the French Revolution and Napoleonic period on Europe, and the transformation of its political, social, and cultural associations by means of the forces of industrialization, nationalism, mass politics, imperialism, nice energy rivalries and leading edge cultural change.
Each article encompasses a bibliography, a few annotated. Enlivening this fabric are sidebars that make clear innovations and supply excerpts from basic 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, aiding readers construct significant connections.
This set hyperlinks eu adventure to the heritage of the remainder of the area, 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 four of five, going from Pacifism to Syphilis.
When the Iron Curtain fell in 1989, jap Europe observed a brand new period start, and the frequent adjustments that prolonged into the realm of artwork. Art and Democracy in Post-Communist Europe examines the artwork created in gentle of the profound political, social, monetary, and cultural adjustments that happened within the former japanese Bloc after the chilly struggle ended. Assessing the functionality of artwork in post-communist Europe, Piotr Piotrowski describes the altering nature of artwork because it went from being molded by means of the cultural imperatives of the communist country and a device of political propaganda to self sufficient paintings protesting opposed to the ruling powers.