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Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World
Paris 1919
Six Months That Changed the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0375760520
Describes the six months following the end of the First World War when leaders of the great powers, as well as men and women from all over the world, all with their own agendas, converged on Paris to shape the peace, including Woodrow Wilson, Lloyd George, Clemenceau, T. E. Lawrence, Churchill, W. E. B. Dubois, and others. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
The Age of Cultural Revolutions: Britain and France, 1750-1820
The Age of Cultural Revolutions
Britain and France, 1750-1820
Paperback      ISBN: 0520229673
In this vanguard collection, a stellar group of internationally known scholars explores a key period in the making of the modern West. Although the long-standing notion of "dual revolutions," economic in Britain and political in France, has been vigorously challenged in recent years, these authors find that "revolutionary" is an apt description of the important cultural transformations that took place in both France and Britain at the onset of modernity. The essays, by social and cultural historians as well as by literary scholars, range over many critical themes within this cross-cultural revolution: class, politics, and the nature of social change; gender and identity; race and imperialism; and the reach of the cultural imaginary. Combining primary research with theoretical reflection, each chapter makes a fresh and compelling contribution to the rethinking of these crucial years in world history. The Age of Cultural Revolutions, a superb distillation of the interdisciplinary perspectives of culturally sensitive experts, is revolutionary in itself and will be a valuable model for scholars and students interested in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain and France, European cultural history, and historical method.
The Age of Napoleon: A History of European Civilization from 1789 to 1815
The Age of Napoleon
A History of European Civilization from 1789 to 1815
Hardcover      ISBN: 067121988x
A comprehensive, integral account of European life, society, politics, arts, science, philosophy, economics, manners, and morals of the epoch
Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age
Embarrassment of Riches
An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age
Paperback      ISBN: 0520061470
Describes the cultural and social milieu of seventeenth-century Holland, where, despite great material wealth and general prosperity, an "anxiety of superabundance" permeated all aspects of the culture
The Penguin Atlas of British & Irish History: From Earliest Times to the Present Day
The Penguin Atlas of British & Irish History
From Earliest Times to the Present Day
Paperback      ISBN: 0141009152
Presents a history of the British Isles, from the earliest times to the present day.
The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945
The Conquerors
Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684810271
Based on recently released documents, one of the nation's most celebrated historians reveals one of the little-known secrets of World War II--FDR's and Truman's sometimes shocking plans for a postwar Germany.
The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance
The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance
Hardcover      ISBN: 0689122004
Looks at European history between 1450 and 1620, describes the intellectual life and social conditions of the period, and discusses the cultural changes that took place
The Low Countries: Multidisciplinary Studies
The Low Countries
Multidisciplinary Studies
Hardcover      ISBN: 0819175870
The diverse topics of the articles in this volume represent many disciplines and range, chronologically, from the Middle Ages to the most recent years. Topics include literature, political science, history, art history, language, sociology and civilization. Co-published with the American Association for Netherlandic Studies.
LA Place De LA Concorde Suisse
LA Place De LA Concorde Suisse
Paperback      ISBN: 0374519323
La Place de la Concorde Suisse is John McPhee's rich, journalistic study of the Swiss Army's role in Swiss society. The Swiss Army is so quietly efficient at the art of war that the Isrealis carefully patterned their own military on the Swiss model. La Place de la Concorde Suisse is John McPhee's rich, journalistic study of the Swiss Army's role in Swiss society. The Swiss Army is so quietly efficient at the art of war that the Isrealis carefully patterned their own military on the Swiss model.
The Struggle for Europe: The Turbulent History of a Divided Continent 1945 to the Present
The Struggle for Europe
The Turbulent History of a Divided Continent 1945 to the Present
Paperback      ISBN: 0385497997
A history of post-World War II Europe documents its political and social struggles, considering the war's impact on European society, the role of the U.S. and the former Soviet Union in postwar settlement, and the contributions of such leaders as Charles de Gaulle and Margaret Thatcher. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.