Europe Central

Europe Central Author William T Vollmann
ISBN-10 1101118199
Release 2005-11-14
Pages 832
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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.



Europe Central

Europe Central Author William T. Vollmann
ISBN-10 9780143036593
Release 2005
Pages 811
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A series of interconnected stories seeks to contrast the moral decisions made by famous and everyday individuals with regard to the warring authoritarian cultures of Germany and the USSR in the twentieth century, from a pair of generals who collaborate with the enemy to two heroes who place themselves at risk for their countries. Reprint.



Europe Central

Europe Central Author William T. Vollmann
ISBN-10 PSU:000057828558
Release 2005
Pages 811
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A series of interconnected stories seeks to contrast the moral decisions made by famous and everyday individuals with regard to the warring authoritarian cultures of Germany and the USSR in the twentieth century, from a pair of generals who collaborate with the enemy to two heroes who place themselves at risk for their countries. Reprint.



Understanding Civil War Europe Central Asia and other regions

Understanding Civil War  Europe  Central Asia  and other regions Author Paul Collier
ISBN-10 0821360493
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 349
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Annotation VOLUME I: Africa VOLUME II: Europe, Central Asia, and Other Regions (volumes sold separately) "This is a superb manuscript, and one that will become a standard reference in the field for students of conflict and civil war." Robert Bates, Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University The two volumes of Understanding Civil War build upon the World Bank's prior research on conflict and violence, particularly on the work of Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler, whose model of civil war onset has sparked much discussion on the relationship between conflict and development in what came to be known as the "greed" versus "grievance" debate. The authors systematically apply the Collier-Hoeffler model to 15 countries in 6 different regions of the world, using a comparative case study methodology to revise and expand upon economic models of civil war. The book concludes that the "greed" versus "grievance" debate should be abandoned for a more complex model that considers greed and grievance as inextricably fused motives for civil war. regions of Somalia. Conflict in Somalia examines the results of the study and offers recommendations for reconstruction and development assistance that takes the knowledge on conflict into account.



Back To Europe

Back To Europe Author Henderson, Karen
ISBN-10 9781135358358
Release 2005-10-09
Pages 328
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As The European Union Opens Negotiations On Membership With Five Of The Ten post-communist states who have applied, this book looks at some of the challenges presented by Eastern enlargement - not only to existing member states and European institutions, but also to the Central and Eastern European countries themselves.; The approach is interdisciplinary, and brings together contributions from academic specialists on security and international relations; European institutions; the economics of european integration; and the domestic politics of Central and Eastern Europe.; The book has been structured to provide a clear and comprehensive introduction to the topic for students taking a range of courses, including European integration, the politics of post-communist democracies, and Europe's post-Cold war order.; At the same time. it will be accessible to more general readers with an interest in European Union affairs, while presenting research to specialists in the area.



Central Europe

Central Europe Author Lonnie Johnson
ISBN-10 9780198026075
Release 1996-10-31
Pages 22
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This historical survey of Central Europe covers a region that encompasses contemporary Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, and Croatia. Author Lonnie R. Johnson illuminates the competing religious, cultural, economic, national, and ideological interests that have driven the history of Central Europe in the past millennium. Each chapter is thematically organized around issues or events that are key to developing an appreciation for the historical and political dynamics of the region, particularly in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This third edition also contains a new concluding chapter and epilogue and several redesigned and updated maps.



The Ghosts of Europe

The Ghosts of Europe Author Anne Porter
ISBN-10 1553656377
Release 2010-09-23
Pages 272
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One of the country’s most distinguished writers and publishers returns to her roots to explore the consequences of democracy in the former Habsburg lands. In 1989 the Berlin Wall was dismantled. Communism gave way to democracy. Since that time the former borderlands of the long defunct Hapsburg Empire and the more recently dispersed Soviet Empire have been trying to invent their own versions of democracy and market-driven economics. But these experiments have led to a widening gap between rich and poor. The worldwide economic crisis has severely tested Central Europe’s determination to live peaceably, and there are many disquieting signs of old hatreds and racial tensions returning. Author Anna Porter travels through the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia to speak with leading intellectuals, politicians, former dissidents and the champions of aggrieved memories. She interviews great figures of the revolution (Václav Havel, Adam Michnik, George Konrád) and its new custodians, among them Radek Sikorski and Ferenc Gyurcsány, and also examines the younger generation with little or no experience of Communism and no interest in its aftermath. She visits Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance, Prague’s Jewish Museum and Hungary’s House of Terror, each an attempt to reckon with dark episodes of history.



Eastern Europe Central Europe Europe

Eastern Europe     Central Europe     Europe Author Stephen Richards Graubard
ISBN-10 UOM:39015021885689
Release 1991
Pages 365
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Early Geological Maps of Europe

Early Geological Maps of Europe Author Jan Kozák
ISBN-10 9783319224886
Release 2016-06-24
Pages 155
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This book focuses on the presentation and evaluation of geological maps of the Central Europe from 1750 up to 1840. Milestones in presentation of stratigraphy and tectonics and new geological models on such maps will be underlined. Map descriptions contain fundamentals editorial data as well as the map author’s affiliation and biographies. It represents for the region of the Central Europe the first work of this type. Geological maps represent geological synthesis and indicate the level of geological knowledge throughout history. They serve as guidelines for an economic utilization of mineral deposits and further geological investigation.



Europe

Europe Author Marguerite Mendell
ISBN-10 OCLC:655360804
Release 1993
Pages 298
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The Structure of Plagues and Pestilences in Early Modern Europe

The Structure of Plagues and Pestilences in Early Modern Europe Author Edward A. Eckert
ISBN-10 UOM:39015037820126
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 180
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This book presents the most in-depth study ever undertaken of how plague and other infectious diseases affected populations in Central Europe between 1560 and 1640. Based on quantitative data gleaned from over 800 parish registers, the extended time period covered has allowed for the comparison of seven successive plague cycles. Wide variations between the characteristics of local and regional epidemics were discovered during this extensive research and this publication examines the contributing factors behind these effects, such as settlement patterns, trade routes and extreme changes in weather. It also uncovers evidence of the existence of two separate fields of activity responsible for the distribution of outbreaks and flow of the disease: maritime and regional (inland). Despite such statistical disparities, the author concludes that plague waves, while sensitive to such factors, were resilient and eventually overcame any obstacles in their path. As a well-documented study it will be of immense value to medical historians, epidemiologists and microbiologists, public health and tropical disease researchers, and social historians and demographers.



The European Central Bank in the European Constitutional Order

The European Central Bank in the European Constitutional Order Author René Smits
ISBN-10 9789077596012
Release 2003
Pages 58
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The author provides a thought-provoking account of the role of the European Central Bank (ECB) in the European constitutional order. He briefly outlines the history of the debate on the future of European governance and examines the current constitutional position of the ECB. He then sets out what the application is of general Community law to the ECB, and the current proposals for constitutional change, both in the application of the Treaty of Nice and in the context of the current constitutional European Convention. He concludes by offering an inspiring contribution to the wider constitutional debate. The text of this book provided the basis for a lecture given by the author on accepting the Jean Monnet Chair of the Law of the Economic and Monetary Union at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam on 4 June 2003.



A Traveller s Guide to the Battlefields of Europe Central and Eastern Europe

A Traveller s Guide to the Battlefields of Europe  Central and Eastern Europe Author David G. Chandler
ISBN-10 WISC:89005929849
Release 1965
Pages
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Eastern Europe Central Europe Europe

Eastern Europe   Central Europe   Europe Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000061633396
Release 1990
Pages 62
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Money and Finance in Central Europe during the Later Middle Ages

Money and Finance in Central Europe during the Later Middle Ages Author Roman Zaoral
ISBN-10 9781137460233
Release 2016-04-29
Pages 269
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The wealth of the Central European archives, particularly in urban records, has not been fully realised by Western European historians. However, the records are not always straightforward to use and many studies tackle the methodological problems inherent in gathering and analysing medieval sources. This book presents an original review of past and present research of national historiographies on medieval financial history from Central Europe. Covering material ranging from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries, it explores the eastern regions of the Holy Roman Empire, including Bohemia, Silesia, Austria and Germany, and extending to Poland and Hungary. The authors firstly discuss the monetary policy of the Holy Roman emperors during the Middle Ages, before moving on to wider aspects of state finance, including credit mechanisms used by rulers. The book then investigates civic records and what they reveal about urban life and trade. It lastly investigates the financial activities of the church, from papacy to the cathedral chapters in Prague. Using numismatic and documentary evidence, Money and Finance in Central Europe during the Later Middle Ages provides an invaluable point of comparison with the financial conditions in Western Europe during the Middle Ages.



Chinese Migrants in Russia Central Asia and Eastern Europe

Chinese Migrants in Russia  Central Asia and Eastern Europe Author Felix B. Chang
ISBN-10 9781136640605
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 256
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Much of the former Soviet bloc has become a destination for new Chinese migrants. Throughout Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Chinese migrants are engaged in entrepreneurial activities, primarily as petty merchants of consumer goods in unsteady economies. This book situates these migrants within the broader context of Chinese globalization and China’s economic "rise." It traces the origins of Chinese migration into the region, as well as the conditions that have allowed migrants to thrive. Furthermore, it discusses the perception that Chinese globalization is purely economic and explores the relationship among petty merchants, labourers and institutional investors. Finally, by examining the movement of China’s minorities into Central Asia, this book challenges the ethnic construct of new "Chinese" migration.



Social Media and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe

Social Media and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe Author Pawe? Surowiec
ISBN-10 9781317328032
Release 2017-09-05
Pages 208
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Social media are increasingly revolutionising the ways in which political communication works, and their importance for engaging citizens in politics and public affairs is well understood by political actors. This book surveys current developments in social media and politics in a range of Central and Eastern European countries, including Ukraine and Russia. It explores the process of adoption of social media by politicians, journalists and civic activists, examines the impact of the different social and cultural backgrounds of the countries studied, and discusses specific political situations, such as the 2012 protests in Moscow and the 2014 EuroMaidan events in Ukraine, where social media played an important role. The book concludes by addressing how the relationship between social media and politics is likely to develop and how it might affect the still relatively new democracies in the region.