The Balkan Games and Balkan Politics in the Interwar Years 1929 – 1939

Politicians in Pursuit of Peace

Author: Penelope Kissoudi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317967615

Category: History

Page: 194

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The Balkan Games resulted on the one hand from the growth of modern European sport and the unsatisfactory performances of the Balkan athletes at national and international level, and on the other hand, from a desire to bring the Balkan peoples together in peace and concord. The Games were initiated in Athens in 1929 and increasingly became an integral part of the political, cultural and social life of the area. The common global reality is that when an athletic event is staged, attempted friendship seldom receives priority. In the 1930s, however, the Balkan Games provided a rare example of an international athletic event bringing antagonistic states together in friendship. This consideration of the significance of the Balkan Games as an instrument of political optimism provides clear evidence of the occasional positive influence of sport in politics. The work is a case-study of interest to political and social scientists and to historians of Europe and sport. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
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University Theses in Russian, Soviet and East European Studies, 1907-2006

A Centennial Bibliography of Research in the British Isles

Author: Gregory Walker,John Simon Gabriel Simmons

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 0947623809

Category: History

Page: 239

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The bibliography records doctoral and selected masters' theses (over 3,300 in all) from British and Irish universities in the field of Russian, Soviet and East European studies. This is broadly interpreted to include all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences as they relate to the area of Russia, the former USSR and Eastern Europe. Taken as a whole, the work probably forms the fullest and longest record of British and Irish postgraduate research in any sector of area studies. Besides its primary function as a bibliographic tool, it makes it possible to trace the effects of academic developments, institutional policies, and the changes in direction in this highly diversified field of study over the last hundred years. Entries are arranged by subject and area, supported by full author and subject indexes to aid searching. Dr Gregory Walker is a former Head of Slavonic and East European Collections at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. The late John S.G. Simmons, OBE, was Senior Research Fellow and Librarian, All Souls College, Oxford.
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The Politics of Sport in South Asia

Author: Subhas Ranjan Chakraborty,Shantanu Chakrabarti,Kingshuk Chatterjee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317998375

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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Behind the spectacle of entertainment, sport is a subject with political issues at every level. These issues range from the social, with divisions created along gender and class lines, to the use of sport to pursue diplomatic and statecraft goals. In addition, some sports are positioned and promoted as national events both in public opinion and in the media. This book seeks to explore some aspects of the notion of power in sport in south Asia and among south Asians abroad. The first two chapters deal with the internal societal dimensions of the politics of sport; the next three relate to the politics inside the sporting world in the subcontinent and its bridge with the broader arena of the society through the media, while the last five relate to the use of sports in statecraft, consensus building and international politics. This book was based on two special issues of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
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The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games

Assessing the 30-Year Legacy

Author: Matthew Llewellyn,John Gleaves,Wayne Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317502469

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games stand as the most profitable and arguably the most important event in the history of the modern Olympic movement. Fresh off the back of the financially disastrous Montreal Games of 1976 and the politically controversial Moscow Games of 1980, the Olympic movement returned to the United States for the sixth time in an attempt to salvage the economic viability and global prestige of the Olympics. The Los Angeles Olympics proved to be both provocative and polarizing. On the one hand they have been heralded as an overwhelming, transformative success, ushering the Olympic movement into the modern commercial age. On the other hand, critics have repudiated the Games as a manifestation of commercial excess and a platform for western political and cultural propaganda. In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the Los Angeles Olympics, this volume examines their legacy. With an international collection of contributing scholars, this volume will span a range of global legacies, including the increasing commercialization of the Games, the changing participation of women, the Communist boycott movement, nationalism and sporting identity, and the modernization and California-cation of the Games. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
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The Encyclopedia Americana

The International Reference Work

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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International Current Awareness Services

Anthropology and related disciplines

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

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Indexes current publications in anthropology, including material too ephemeral for its parent annual, the International bibliography of social and cultural anthropology, and has only limited coverage of monographs.
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Tribune

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: London (England)

Page: N.A

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Commonweal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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Der Weg nach Wigan Pier

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257602510

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Im Jahr 1936 geht George Orwell in die Industriestädte Nordenglands, um an Ort und Stelle zu beobachten, wie Bergleute im Alltag arbeiten und wohnen. Er steigt mit in die Gruben hinunter und berichtet aufmerksam, sachlich, genau, mit Einfühlung und Gespür für die vielfachen Zusammenhänge. Diese Erfahrung führt zu Reflexionen über den Sozialismus als umsichtigen, schwierigen Weg zu Gerechtigkeit und Freiheit.
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Geschichte des Faschismus

Aufstieg und Fall einer europäischen Bewegung

Author: Stanley G. Payne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783549071489

Category: Europe

Page: 800

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Darstellung und Interpretation der Geschichte des Aufstiegs und Endes des Faschismus im 2. Weltkrieg.
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Infanterie greift an

Erlebnis und Erfahrung

Author: Erwin Rommel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783895556869

Category: Infantry drill and tactics

Page: 297

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Geschichte der Balkanländer

von der Frühzeit bis zur Gegenwart

Author: Edgar Hösch

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406572999

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Page: 454

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Das Zeitalter der Extreme

Weltgeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts

Author: Eric J. Hobsbawm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423306577

Category: History, Modern

Page: 783

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Höllensturz

Europa 1914 bis 1949

Author: Ian Kershaw

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641188725

Category: History

Page: 768

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Europa am Abgrund Das europäische zwanzigste Jahrhundert war geprägt von kriegerischen Auseinandersetzungen. Europa erlebte gewaltige Turbulenzen, die Hölle zweier Weltkriege in der ersten Jahrhunderthälfte und tiefgreifende Veränderungen. Der britische Historiker Ian Kershaw erzählt in einem meisterhaften Panorama die Geschichte dieses Kontinents vom Vorabend des Ersten Weltkriegs bis in die Zeit des beginnenden Kalten Kriegs Ende der vierziger Jahre, nachdem die europäische Zivilisation an den Rand der Selbstzerstörung gelangt war. Ethnische Auseinandersetzungen, aggressiver Nationalismus und Gebietsstreitigkeiten, Klassenkonflikte und die tiefe Krise des Kapitalismus waren die treibenden Kräfte, die Kershaw dabei besonders in den Blick nimmt. Neben den großen Entwicklungslinien in Politik, Wirtschaft, Kultur und Gesellschaft schildert er auch immer wieder Erlebnisse und Erfahrungen einzelner, die einen Eindruck geben vom Leben im Europa der ersten Jahrhunderthälfte.
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Die Schlafwandler

Wie Europa in den Ersten Weltkrieg zog

Author: Christopher Clark

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641118778

Category: History

Page: 896

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Bahnbrechende neue Erkenntnisse über den Weg in den Ersten Weltkrieg 1914 Lange Zeit galt es als ausgemacht, dass das deutsche Kaiserreich wegen seiner Großmachtträume die Hauptverantwortung am Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs trug. In seinem bahnbrechenden neuen Werk kommt der renommierte Historiker und Bestsellerautor Christopher Clark (Preußen) zu einer anderen Einschätzung. Clark beschreibt minutiös die Interessen und Motivationen der wichtigsten politischen Akteure in den europäischen Metropolen und zeichnet das Bild einer komplexen Welt, in der gegenseitiges Misstrauen, Fehleinschätzungen, Überheblichkeit, Expansionspläne und nationalistische Bestrebungen zu einer Situation führten, in der ein Funke genügte, den Krieg auszulösen, dessen verheerende Folgen kaum jemand abzuschätzen vermochte. Schon jetzt zeigt sich, dass »Die Schlafwandler« eine der wichtigsten Neuerscheinungen zum 100. Jahrestag des Ausbruchs des Ersten Weltkriegs sein wird.
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Der Balkan

Author: Mark Mazower

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833300813

Category: Balkan Peninsula

Page: 270

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Krieg und Frieden

Die wirtschaftlichen Folgen des Vertrags von Versailles

Author: John Maynard Keynes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783937834757

Category:

Page: 157

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