A Concise History of Germany

Author: Mary Fulbrook

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521540711

Category: History

Page: 277

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Examines the social, political, and cultural changes in Germany from the early middle ages to the present.
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A Concise History of Austria

Author: Steven Beller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521478861

Category: History

Page: 334

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For a small, prosperous country in the middle of Europe, modern Austria has a very large and complex history, extending far beyond its current borders. Today's Austrians have a problematic relationship with that history, whether with the multi-national history of the Habsburg Monarchy, or with the time between 1938 and 1945 when Austrians were Germans in Hitler's Third Reich. Steven Beller's gripping and comprehensive account traces the remarkable career of Austria through its many transformations, from German borderland, to dynastic enterprise, imperial house, Central European great power, failed Alpine republic, German province, and then successful Alpine republic, building up a picture of the layers of Austrian identity and heritage and their diverse sources. It is a story full of anomalies and ironies, a case study of the other side of European history, without the easy answers of more clearly national narratives, and hence far more relevant to today's world.
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A Concise History of Russia

Author: Paul Bushkovitch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139504444

Category: History

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Accessible to students, tourists and general readers alike, this book provides a broad overview of Russian history since the ninth century. Paul Bushkovitch emphasizes the enormous changes in the understanding of Russian history resulting from the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, new material has come to light on the history of the Soviet era, providing new conceptions of Russia's pre-revolutionary past. The book traces not only the political history of Russia, but also developments in its literature, art and science. Bushkovitch describes well-known cultural figures, such as Chekhov, Tolstoy and Mendeleev, in their institutional and historical contexts. Though the 1917 revolution, the resulting Soviet system and the Cold War were a crucial part of Russian and world history, Bushkovitch presents earlier developments as more than just a prelude to Bolshevik power.
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A Concise History of Poland

Author: Jerzy Lukowski,Hubert Zawadzki

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521559171

Category: History

Page: 317

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A brief, illustrated introduction to Polish history, from medieval times to the present day.
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A Concise History of the Baltic States

Author: Andrejs Plakans

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521833728

Category: History

Page: 472

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An integrated history of three Baltic peoples - Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians - from their origins as tribal societies to separate nations.
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A Concise History of Greece

Author: Richard Clogg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521004794

Category: History

Page: 291

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A revised and extended edition of Richard Clogg's introduction to the history of modern Greece.
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A Concise History of Italy

Author: Christopher Duggan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521760399

Category: History

Page: 360

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Comprehensively updated new edition of Christopher Duggan's acclaimed introduction to the history of Italy.
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A Concise History of France

Author: Roger Price

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521368094

Category: History

Page: 380

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Traces the history of France from the early middle ages to the 1990s, discussing political power, economic activity, social structures, the impact of war, and outstanding figures in French history
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A Concise History of Hungary

Author: Miklós Molnár

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521667364

Category: History

Page: 370

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A comprehensive history of the land, people, society, culture and economy of Hungary.
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