European History, General
Politics and Culture
Paperback ISBN: 0394744780
Seven interlinked essays on Habsburg Vienna in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries focus on the intersection of politics and culture and the achievements of the city's political geniuses
Europe at Home
Family and Material Culture, 1500-1800
Hardcover ISBN: 0300085427
In this fascinating guide to European homes, families, and possessions of the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries, Raffaella Sarti invites us to return to earlier times and observe the daily lives of masters and servants, parents and children, husbands and wives. ?This vivid book takes readers through the daily life of European families at every economic level over three centuries. . . . This book, with its clear writing and wealth of arresting details, will fascinate and beguile the general reader.
The Impossible Country
A Journey Through the Last Days of Yugoslavia
Paperback ISBN: 0140249230
“A tragic portrait . . . presented with sympathy and frequently with humor . . . [of] a disparate people who were never united except by their resentment of a foreign conqueror.
Catherine De Medici
Renaissance Queen Of France
Hardcover ISBN: 0060744928
A sympathetic portrait of the Renaissance-era queen of France seeks to reveal her skills as a ruler in spite of her violent reputation, describing her suffering at the hands of Henry IV, the power politics that marked her rule, her talents as a strategist and conspirator, and the circumstances that led to the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre. 35,000 first printing.
From Dawn to Decadence
500 Years of Western Cultural Life
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0060928832
One of the century's great intellectuals synthesizes his thinking on art, scholarship, manners, morals, and religion to offer his critique of Western culture today, which he sees in a period of decadence and serious decline. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
A Thousand-Year Odyssey
Hardcover ISBN: 0786704004
A critically lauded, stimulating, and well-informed history of modern Austria makes use of the Habsburg's private family archives to trace the role of Austria in Europe's history since the Reformation and Austrians' identity as a people.