Beyond Nationalism: A Social and Political History of the by Istvan Deak

By Istvan Deak

Within the final seventy years of its lengthy and unique lifestyles, the Habsburg monarchy used to be stricken by the forces of emerging nationalism. nonetheless, it preserved family peace and supplied the stipulations for social, monetary, and cultural growth in an unlimited region inhabited through 11 significant nationalities and nearly as many confessional teams. This examine investigates the social foundation, schooling, education, code of honor, way of life, and political position of the Habsburg officials. at the same time conservative and liberal, the officer corps, initially composed generally of aristocrats, willingly coopted millions of commoners--among them a unprecedented variety of Jews. Even in the course of global struggle I, the military and its officials persisted, surviving the dissolution of the nation in October 1918, if purely through a number of days. the top of the multinational Habsburg military additionally marked the tip of confessional and ethnic tolerance in significant and East valuable Europe.

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The King's German Legion (2): 1812-16 by Mike Chappell

By Mike Chappell

This name is the of completion of a two-part learn of the King’s German Legion – the biggest and most precious of the overseas corps which fought as built-in parts of the British military in the course of the Napoleonic Wars. the sunshine and heavy cavalry, mild and line infantry, and horse and foot artillery of the KGL made significant contributions to Wellington’s victories within the latter a part of the Peninsular battle, and a number of other devices coated themselves with glory at Waterloo. Drawing upon new learn in British and Hanoverian archival assets, Mike Chappell’s precise textual content and meticulous illustrations provide remarkable info of this remarkable combating employer.

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Red Prometheus: Engineering and Dictatorship in East by Dolores L. Augustine

By Dolores L. Augustine

"This great examine of the "new technical intelligentsia" in East Germany analyzes the ambivalent interplay among engineering pros and the SED dictatorship, exploring the promise of socialist modernity, the tightening of Stasi keep an eye on and the failure of innovation in excessive technology."--Konrad H. Jarausch, Lurcy Professor of ecu Civilization on the college of North Carolina and Senior Fellow, Zentrum f?r Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam (Konrad Jarausch )

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The Making of Modern Switzerland, 1848-1998 by Michael Butler, Malcolm Pender, Joy Charnley

By Michael Butler, Malcolm Pender, Joy Charnley

A attention-grabbing choice of essays through major British and Swiss students that discover the improvement of Swiss democracy from 1848 to the current day. tradition and literature, politics and economics are checked out in flip in an try to resolve the intense good fortune of this microcosmic, multicultural society on the center of Europe. the issues of latest Switzerland, confronted with fast alterations in the eu Union, are defined with clean candor. The query is posed even if the rustic can continue its unique identification and standard attitudes whereas even as looking nearer cooperation with the newly rising Europe and accepting the demanding situations of the globalized economy.

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The storm of war : a new history of the Second World War by Hitler, Adolf; Roberts, Andrew; Hitler, Adolf

By Hitler, Adolf; Roberts, Andrew; Hitler, Adolf

On 2 August 1944, within the wake of the entire destruction of the German military team Centre in Belorussia, Winston Churchill mocked Adolf Hitler in the home of Commons by way of the rank he had reached within the First international battle. 'Russian luck has been a bit of aided via the method of Herr Hitler, of Corporal Hitler, ' Churchill jibed. 'Even army idiots locate it tough to not see a few faults in his actions.'


the second one global conflict lasted for 2,174 days and claimed the lives of over 50 million humans. Why did it take the direction that it did? Why did the Axis lose? and will they, with a distinct strategy, Read more...

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Germany's.West.Wall-The.Siegfried.Line by Neil Short

By Neil Short

The West Wall (or the Siegfried Line because the Allies known as it) performed a very important position within the sour struggling with of 1944 and 1945 in North-West Europe. built within the interval instantly after the remilitarisation of the Rhineland in 1936, the Wall stretched for three hundred miles from Cleve within the north to the Swiss Border and consisted of a few 14,000 pillboxes. The Wall in the beginning blunted the united states assault, and Hitler used it as a origin from which to release the Ardennes Offensive. This identify takes an in depth examine the advance and kind of this key fortification, studying the foundations of its defence in visible intensity, and discussing its destiny within the wake of the Allied onslaught.

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Civilizing the Enemy: German Reconstruction and the by Patrick Jackson

By Patrick Jackson

For the prior century, politicians have claimed that "Western Civilization" epitomizes democratic values and overseas balance. yet who's a member of "Western Civilization"? Germany, for instance, was once a sworn enemy of the USA and lots more and plenty of Western Europe within the first a part of the 20 th century, yet emerged as a staunch Western best friend after international conflict II.

By interpreting German reconstruction less than the Marshall Plan, writer Patrick Jackson indicates how the rhetorical invention of a West that integrated Germany was once serious to the emergence of the postwar international order. Civilizing the Enemy convincingly describes how strategies are strategically formed and given weight in glossy diplomacy, by means of expertly dissecting the heritage of "the West" and demonstrating its difficult endurance within the face of contradictory realities.

"By revisiting the early chilly battle by way of a few rigorously performed highbrow historical past, Patrick Jackson expertly dissects the post-1945 meanings of "the West" for Europe's emergent political imaginary. West German reconstruction, the basis of NATO, and the idealizing of 'Western civilization' all look in interesting new light."
--Geoff Eley, collage of Michigan

"Western civilization isn't given yet politically made. during this theoretically subtle and politically nuanced publication, Patrick Jackson argues that Germany's reintegration right into a Western neighborhood of countries was once vastly facilitated through civilizational discourse. It confirmed a compelling political common sense that guided the effective Allies of their profession coverage. This e-book is especially topical because it engages severely very diversified, and not more profitable, modern theoretical structures and political deployments of civilizational discourse."
--Peter J. Katzenstein, Cornell University

"What units Patrick Jackson's booklet aside is his recognition, at the one hand, to philosophical concerns at the back of the categories of theoretical claims he makes and, however, to the methodological implications that keep on with from these claims. Few students are keen and ready to do either, or even fewer are as winning as he's in wearing it off. Patrick Jackson is a scientific philosopher in a box the place thought is the entire rage yet systematic pondering is in brief supply."
--Nicholas Onuf, Florida foreign University

Patrick Thaddeus Jackson is Assistant Professor of diplomacy in American University's institution of foreign Service.

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Dictatorship in History and Theory by Peter Baehr, Melvin Richter

By Peter Baehr, Melvin Richter

Bringing jointly the paintings of historians and political theorists to check the complicated relationships between 19th century democracy, nationalism, and authoritarianism, this learn can pay unique consciousness to the careers of Napoleon I and III, and of Bismarck. an immense contribution is attention of not just the momentous episodes of coup d'etat, revolution, and imperial starting place which the Napoleonic period heralded, but additionally the contested political language with which those occasions have been defined and assessed. Political thinkers have been confronted with a battery of recent terms--"Bonapartism," "Caesarism," and "Imperialism" etc...--with which to outline their period.

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