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The first short narrative history of the continent, from the author of the bestselling A Short History of England Europe has for two millennia been a remarkably successful continent. In this dazzling new history, bestselling author Simon Jenkins tells the story of its evolution from a battlefield of warring tribes ...
A Short History of Europe: From Pericles to Putin
The first short narrative history of the continent, from the author of the bestselling A Short History of England Europe has for two millennia been a remarkably successful continent. In this dazzling new history, bestselling author Simon Jenkins tells the story of its evolution from a battlefield of warring tribes to peace, wealth and freedom - a story that twists and turns from Greece and Rome, through the Middle Ages, Reformation and French Revolution, to the two World Wars and the present day. Jenkins embraces individuals from Julius Caesar and Joan of Arc, to Wellington and Angela Merkel, as well as cultural figures from Aristotle to Shakespeare and Picasso. Tracing themes down the ages, from youthful ambition and religious conflict to geographical constraints and invasion, he brings together the key forces and dominant periods into one chronological narrative - all with his usual insight, colour and authority. While experiencing almost constant turbulence, Europe has left an indelible mark on the world. How did one small continent become so powerful? How did these diverse peninsulas and islands, over time, develop a collective consciousness? How did diplomacy so often collapse into bloodshed, and what are the implications of this today? Despite the importance of Europe's politics, economy and culture, there has not been - until now - a concise book to tell this story. Covering the key events, eras and individuals, Jenkins' portrait of the continent could not be more timely - or more masterful. Praise for A Short History of England 'A handsome book ... full of the good judgements one might hope for from such a sensible and readable commentator, and they alone are worth perusing for pleasure and food for thought' Michael Wood, New Statesman *** 'Europe's diversity and military supremacy, its dynamism and economic energy, its scientific prowess and cultural creativity give it a special place in human history. Even today, in a period of relative decline, it remains a magnet to refugees, migrants, scholars and travellers from across the world... For all its oppressions, cruelties and ongoing mistakes, I see it as a remarkable corner of the globe.' *** Praise for England's Thousand Best Houses 'Any passably cultured inhabitant of the British Isles should ask for, say, three or four copies of this book for Christmas...I can imagine no better companion on a voyage across England.' Max Hastings, Daily Telegraph
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42.66 USD

A Short History of Europe: From Pericles to Putin

by Simon Jenkins
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Scholars have devoted considerable energy to understanding the history of ethnic cleansing in Europe, reconstructing specific events, state policies, and the lived experiences of victims. Yet much less attention has been given to how these incidents persist in collective memory today. This volume brings together interdisciplinary case studies conducted in ...
Whose Memory? Which Future?: Remembering Ethnic Cleansing and Lost Cultural Diversity in Eastern, Central and Southeastern Europe
Scholars have devoted considerable energy to understanding the history of ethnic cleansing in Europe, reconstructing specific events, state policies, and the lived experiences of victims. Yet much less attention has been given to how these incidents persist in collective memory today. This volume brings together interdisciplinary case studies conducted in Central and Eastern European cities, exploring how present-day inhabitants remember past instances of ethnic cleansing, and how they understand the cultural heritage of groups that vanished in their wake. Together these contributions offer insights into more universal questions of collective memory and the formation of national identity.
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31.450000 USD

Whose Memory? Which Future?: Remembering Ethnic Cleansing and Lost Cultural Diversity in Eastern, Central and Southeastern Europe

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Stalin, to borrow Churchill's phrase, is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma . There are still heated arguments about how precisely we should judge the Georgian student priest who grew up to be one of the 20th century's most notorious mass-murderers. This owes much to the enormity ...
Stalin: The Georgian student priest who became one of the 20th century's most notorious mass murderers
Stalin, to borrow Churchill's phrase, is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma . There are still heated arguments about how precisely we should judge the Georgian student priest who grew up to be one of the 20th century's most notorious mass-murderers. This owes much to the enormity of the crimes, as Claire Shaw says in this short but chilling book about the man and the political system that developed under his rule: Stalinism. (Very few political regimes have been personalised in such a way Nazism does not bear the name of Hitler, for example). What visions underpinned his actions? What mechanisms enabled him to commit his crimes? Why did nobody stop him? Within Stalin's lifetime, Russia and her neighbours endured a series of violent revolutions, two world wars, the forced collectivisation of agriculture, a major industrialisation drive, and the violent cataclysms of the Purges. A vast social experiment was launched radically to remake the nature of human society on the basis of equality and the redistribution of wealth; its implementation resulted in a violent and coercive regime that had little respect for human life or the natural world. But it is too easy to dismiss Stalin simply as a monster. Too easy and wrong. What is most chilling about Stalin, as this book shows, is that he was all too human.
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17.05 USD

Stalin: The Georgian student priest who became one of the 20th century's most notorious mass murderers

by Claire Shaw
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The battle of Stalingrad was the turning point of World War II. The German capture of the city, their encirclement by Soviet forces shortly afterwards, and the hard-fought but futile attempts to relieve them, saw bitter attritional fighting and extremes of human misery inflicted on both sides. The surrender of ...
On a Knife's Edge: The Ukraine, November 1942-March 1943
The battle of Stalingrad was the turning point of World War II. The German capture of the city, their encirclement by Soviet forces shortly afterwards, and the hard-fought but futile attempts to relieve them, saw bitter attritional fighting and extremes of human misery inflicted on both sides. The surrender of General Friedrich von Paulus's army left Germany's eastern armies severely weakened, but the Red Army had suffered enormous losses as it overreached itself in trying to exploit its great victory. The war was not over. Germany would continue the fight, and the battles that took place in the winter of 1942/43 would show the tactical and operational skill of Erich von Manstein and the Wehrmacht as they attempted to avert total disaster. In this title, Prit Buttar, a renowned expert on warfare on the Eastern Front, reveals the often-overlooked German counteroffensive post-Stalingrad, and how it prevented the whole Axis front line from collapsing. Drawing on first-hand accounts, On a Knife's Edge is a story of brilliant generalship, lost opportunities and survival in the harshest theatre of war.
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42.66 USD

On a Knife's Edge: The Ukraine, November 1942-March 1943

by Prit Buttar
Hardback
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How do some national-secessionist campaigns get on the global agenda whereas others do not? Which projects for new nation-states, Philip Roeder asks, give rise to mayhem in the politics of existing states? National secession has been explained by reference to identities, grievances, greed, and opportunities. With the strategic constraints most ...
National Secession: Persuasion and Violence in Independence Campaigns
How do some national-secessionist campaigns get on the global agenda whereas others do not? Which projects for new nation-states, Philip Roeder asks, give rise to mayhem in the politics of existing states? National secession has been explained by reference to identities, grievances, greed, and opportunities. With the strategic constraints most national-secession campaigns face, the author argues, the essential element is the campaign's ability to coordinate expectations within a population on a common goal-so that independence looks like the only viable option. Roeder shows how in most well-known national-secession campaigns, this strategy of programmatic coordination has led breakaway leaders to assume the critical task of propagating an authentic and realistic nation-state project. Such campaigns are most likely to draw attention in the capitals of the great powers that control admission to the international community, to bring the campaigns' disputes with their central governments to deadlock, and to engage in protracted, intense struggles to convince the international community that independence is the only viable option. In National Secession, Roeder focuses on the goals of national-secession campaigns as a key determinant of strategy, operational objectives, and tactics. He shifts the focus in the study of secessionist civil wars from tactics (such as violence) to the larger substantive disputes within which these tactics are chosen, and he analyzes the consequences of programmatic coordination for getting on the global agenda. All of which, he argues, can give rise to intractable disputes and violent conflicts.
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52.450000 USD

National Secession: Persuasion and Violence in Independence Campaigns

by Philip G. Roeder
Hardback
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CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE BEST POLITICS BOOKS OF 2018 BY THE SUNDAY TIMES 'A scrupulous piece of reporting, necessary, timely and very sobering' John Le Carre Who is Sergei Skripal? Agent. Prisoner. Target. The Skripal Files tells the story of Sergei Skripal, the complex and mysterious victim from this ...
The Skripal Files: The Life and Near Death of a Russian Spy
CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE BEST POLITICS BOOKS OF 2018 BY THE SUNDAY TIMES 'A scrupulous piece of reporting, necessary, timely and very sobering' John Le Carre Who is Sergei Skripal? Agent. Prisoner. Target. The Skripal Files tells the story of Sergei Skripal, the complex and mysterious victim from this year's most explosive news story. Mark Urban interviewed Skripal in the months before the poisoning and explains how Skripal's life has come to define the new spy war between Russia and the West. 4 March 2018, Salisbury, England. Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were enjoying a rare and peaceful Sunday spent together, completely unaware that they had been poisoned with the deadly nerve agent Novichok. Hours later both were found slumped on a park bench close to death. Following their attempted murders on British soil, Russia was publicly accused by the West of carrying out the attack, marking a new low for international relations between the two since the end of the Cold War. The Skripal Files is the definitive account of how Skripal's story fits into the wider context of the new spy war between Russia and the West. The book explores the time Skripal spent as a spy in the Russian military intelligence, how he was turned to work as an agent by MI6, his imprisonment in Russia and his eventual release as part of a spy-swap that would bring him to Salisbury where, on that fateful day, he and his daughter found themselves fighting for their lives. 'With regard to traitors, they will kick the bucket on their own, I assure you . . . Whatever thirty pieces of silver those people may have gotten, they will stick in their throat.' Vladimir Putin, 2010
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34.12 USD

The Skripal Files: The Life and Near Death of a Russian Spy

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Your journey starts here. We've reimagined and updated our iconic DK Eyewitness travel guides. This brand new Prague guide, now in a lightweight format, has been expertly curated with all new photography plus DK's much-loved illustrations and maps. - Gorgeous, all-new colour photography so you can imagine yourself there - ...
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Prague: 2019
Your journey starts here. We've reimagined and updated our iconic DK Eyewitness travel guides. This brand new Prague guide, now in a lightweight format, has been expertly curated with all new photography plus DK's much-loved illustrations and maps. - Gorgeous, all-new colour photography so you can imagine yourself there - Reasons to love Prague: cosy pubs, beautifully preserved squares and Art Nouveau architecture - what will yours be? - See Prague from a different angle: 24 pages of fresh ideas for exploring the city - A year-long calendar of events in Prague gives a selection of local events and festivals for all seasons - Sturdy, laminated pull-out city map provides transport information and maps of the metro and tram systems - Expert advice covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe - Over 12 detailed, colour maps help you navigate the city with ease - Expert tips to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds - The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop - Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries take you on a tour of each area, with plenty of food and drink stops en route. - Hand-drawn illustrations show the must-see attractions, including Charles Bridge, the Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock, and the Church of St Nicholas - Covers Stare Mesto; Josefov and Northern Stare Mesto; Prague Castle and Hradcany; Mala Strana; Nove Mesto; Beyond the Centre; and more DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Prague is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip. Planning a shorter break? Try our DK Eyewitness Top 10 Prague. DK Eyewitness Travel is the silver award-winning guidebook series as voted by the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2018. About DK Eyewitness Travel: For 25 years, DK's beautifully practical Eyewitness guides have been combining inspiring ideas and expert advice with easy-to-read maps and vivid photography to inform and enrich your holiday. This year they have been given a stunning new look that you will love even more. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
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22.17 USD

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Prague: 2019

by DK Travel
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At the beginning of 1917, the three empires fighting on the Eastern Front were reaching their breaking points, but none was closer than Russia. After the February Revolution, Russia's ability to wage war faltered and her last desperate gamble, the Kerensky Offensive, saw the final collapse of her army. This ...
The Splintered Empires: The Eastern Front 1917-21
At the beginning of 1917, the three empires fighting on the Eastern Front were reaching their breaking points, but none was closer than Russia. After the February Revolution, Russia's ability to wage war faltered and her last desperate gamble, the Kerensky Offensive, saw the final collapse of her army. This helped trigger the Bolshevik Revolution and a crippling peace, but the Central Powers had no opportunity to exploit their gains and, a year later, both the German and Austro-Hungarian empires surrendered and disintegrated. Concluding his acclaimed series on the Eastern Front in World War I, Prit Buttar comprehensively details not only these climactic events, but also the `successor wars' that raged long after the armistice of 1918. New states rose from the ashes of empire, and war raged as German forces sought to keep them under the aegis of the Fatherland. These unresolved tensions between the former Great Powers and the new states would ultimately lead to the rise of Hitler and a new, terrible world war only two decades later.
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25.58 USD

The Splintered Empires: The Eastern Front 1917-21

by Prit Buttar
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Inhuman Land: Searching for the Truth in Soviet Russia, 1941-1942
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20.950000 USD

Inhuman Land: Searching for the Truth in Soviet Russia, 1941-1942

by Jozef Czapski, Antonia Lloyd-Jones
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When Angels Sing: Poems and Prose
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41.990000 USD

When Angels Sing: Poems and Prose

by Magda Isanos
Hardback
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Bugs and Bullets: The True Story of an American Doctor on the Eastern Front During World War I
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52.490000 USD

Bugs and Bullets: The True Story of an American Doctor on the Eastern Front During World War I

by Joseph Breckinridge Bayne
Hardback
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Nationalism, Marxism, and Modern Central Europe: A Biography of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz, 1872-1905
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31.490000 USD

Nationalism, Marxism, and Modern Central Europe: A Biography of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz, 1872-1905

by Timothy Snyder
CD-Audio
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Nationalism, Marxism, and Modern Central Europe: A Biography of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz, 1872-1905
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41.990000 USD

Nationalism, Marxism, and Modern Central Europe: A Biography of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz, 1872-1905

by Timothy Snyder
CD-Audio
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The History of the Balkan Peninsula: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day
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38.800000 USD

The History of the Balkan Peninsula: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day

by Ferdinand Schevill
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The History of the Balkan Peninsula: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day
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54.550000 USD

The History of the Balkan Peninsula: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day

by Ferdinand Schevill
Hardback
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Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin
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57.750000 USD

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

by Timothy Snyder
CD-Audio
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Albania Past and Present
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27.250000 USD

Albania Past and Present

by Constantine Anastasi Chekrezi
Hardback
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The History of the Balkan Peninsula: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day
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23.050000 USD

The History of the Balkan Peninsula: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day

by Ferdinand Schevill
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The History of the Balkan Peninsula: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day
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32.500000 USD

The History of the Balkan Peninsula: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day

by Ferdinand Schevill
Hardback
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Albania Past and Present
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16.750000 USD

Albania Past and Present

by Constantine Anastasi Chekrezi
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Confessions of a Macedonian Bandit
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17.800000 USD

Confessions of a Macedonian Bandit

by Albert Sonnichsen
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John Hunyadi: Defender of Christendom
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52.470000 USD

John Hunyadi: Defender of Christendom

by Camil Mureșanu
Hardback
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Confessions of a Macedonian Bandit
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28.300000 USD

Confessions of a Macedonian Bandit

by Albert Sonnichsen
Hardback
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Prague: 2019
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26.250000 USD

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Prague: 2019

by DK Travel
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100% Made in Montenegro: Customised Notebook for Montenegrins
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7.340000 USD

100% Made in Montenegro: Customised Notebook for Montenegrins

by Happily Wellnoted
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Book of Stryj (Ukraine): Translation of Sefer Stryj
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70.300000 USD

Book of Stryj (Ukraine): Translation of Sefer Stryj

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Artillery of the Warsaw Pact
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12.590000 USD

Artillery of the Warsaw Pact

by Russell Phillips
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Bati Trakya Faciasinin I Yuzu
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26.240000 USD

Bati Trakya Faciasinin I Yuzu

by Ahmet Aydinli
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Slavonic & East European Review (96: 3) July 2018
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89.250000 USD

Slavonic & East European Review (96: 3) July 2018

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Mont Blanc Notebook Large Size 8.5 X 11 Ruled 150 Pages Softcover
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7.340000 USD

Mont Blanc Notebook Large Size 8.5 X 11 Ruled 150 Pages Softcover

by Wild Pages Press
Paperback / softback
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