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.

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.

A Concise History of Poland

Author: Jerzy Lukowski,Hubert Zawadzki

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052185332X

Category: History

Page: 371

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Updated and expanded second edition covering Polish history, from medieval times to the present day.

A Concise History of Romania

Author: Keith Hitchins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521872383

Category: History

Page: 344

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A comprehensive and engaging new history charting Romania's development over 2000 years from its establishment to the present day.

A Concise History of Bulgaria

Author: R. J. Crampton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139448234

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Bulgaria became a member of the European Union in 2007, yet its history is amongst the least well known in the rest of the continent. R. J. Crampton provides here a general introduction to this country at the cross-roads of Christendom and Islam. The text and illustrations trace the rich and dramatic story from pre-history, through the days when Bulgaria was the centre of a powerful medieval empire and the five centuries of Ottoman rule, to the cultural renaissance of the nineteenth century and the political upheavals of the twentieth, upheavals which led Bulgaria into three wars. This updated edition includes the years from 1995 to 2004, a vital period in which Bulgaria endured financial meltdown, set itself seriously on the road to reform, elected its former King as prime minister, and finally secured membership of NATO and admission to the European Union.

A Concise History of Greece

Author: Richard Clogg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110703289X

Category: History

Page: 337

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This third, updated edition provides an illustrated introduction to Greek history and includes a new chapter on recent developments.

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.

A Concise History of Australia

Author: Stuart Macintyre

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139915533

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands years old. For much of the past 200 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land, and brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. It relates the advance from penal colony to a prosperous free nation and illustrates how, as a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions was long frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness, until it came to terms with its origins. The third edition of this acclaimed book recounts the key factors - social, economic and political - that have shaped modern-day Australia. It covers the rise and fall of the Howard government, the 2007 election and the apology to the stolen generation. More than ever before, Australians draw on the past to understand their future.

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.

A History of Hungary

Author: Peter F. Sugar

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253208675

Category: History

Page: 432

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A comprehensive, up-to-date survey and reference work; organized into chronological chapters each written by the leading authority of that period.

A Concise History of France

Author: Roger Price

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107729122

Category: History

Page: 528

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This is the most up-to-date and comprehensive study of French history available ranging from the early middle ages to the present. Amongst its central themes are the relationships between state and society, the impact of war, competition for power, and the ways in which power has been used. Whilst taking full account of major figures such as Philip Augustus, Henri IV, Louis XIV, Napoleon and de Gaulle, it sets their activities within the broader context of changing economic and social structures and beliefs, and offers rich insights into the lives of ordinary men and women. This third edition has been substantially revised and includes a new chapter on contemporary France - a society and political system in crisis as a result of globalisation, rising unemployment, a failing educational system, growing social and racial tensions, corruption, the rise of the extreme right, and a widespread loss of confidence in political leaders.

The Will to Survive

A History of Hungary

Author: Sir Bryan Cartledge

Publisher: Wattpad

ISBN: N.A

Category: Hungary

Page: 606

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From the Publisher: A history of Hungary from 1000 to the present day by the former British Ambassador to Hungary.

A Concise History of the World

Author: Merry Wiesner-Hanks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110702837X

Category: History

Page: 280

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A concise history of the world from the Paleolithic to the present, telling the story of humans as producers and reproducers.

The Revolution of Peter the Great

Author: James CRACRAFT,James Cracraft

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674029941

Category: History

Page: 240

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Many books chronicle the remarkable life of Russian tsar Peter the Great, but none analyze how his famous reforms actually took root and spread in Russia. By century's end, Russia was poised to play a critical role in the Napoleonic wars and boasted an elite culture about to burst into its golden age. In The Revolution of Peter the Great, James Cracraft offers a brilliant new interpretation of this pivotal era.

A History of Hungary

Millennium in Central Europe

Author: László Kontler

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9781403903167

Category: History

Page: 507

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A History of Hungary: Millennium in Central Europe provides a comprehensive yet approachable survey of Hungarian history from the prehistoric age to the present day. Politics and culture, economic, social and intellectual developments, and the wider European context are integrated in a single narrative. László Kontler adeptly steers the reader through ancient times, the great migration of peoples, and the creation and troubles of a Christian monarchy that arose in the region wedged between the Baltic and the Balkans, and the Germanic and Russian lands. He then explores factors such as socio-economic backwardness and foreign rule which put Hungary at a disadvantage in coping with the challenges of modernity - a process marked by revolutions, wars of independence, historic compromises and territorial losses. The book includes a detailed discussion of the 'socialist' period, while a brief Epilogue assesses the achievements and the difficulties of the present process of transition to democracy.

Romania

Borderland of Europe

Author: Lucian Boia

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861891037

Category: History

Page: 328

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Romania occupies a unique position on the map of Eastern Europe. It is a country that presents many paradoxes. In this book the preeminent Romanian historian Lucian Boia examines his native land's development from the Middle Ages to modern times, delineating its culture, history, language, politics and ethnic identity. Boia introduces us to the heroes and myths of Romanian history, and provides an enlightening account of the history of Romanian Communism. He shows how modernization and the influence of the West have divided the nation - town versus country, nationalists versus pro-European factions, the elite versus the masses - and argues that Romania today is in chronic difficulty as it tries to fix its identity and envision a future for itself. The book concludes with a tour of Bucharest, whose houses, streets and public monuments embody Romania's traditional values and contemporary contradictions.

A Concise History of Greece

Author: Richard Clogg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521004794

Category: History

Page: 291

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Now reissued in a second, updated edition, this book provides a concise, illustrated introduction to the history of modern Greece, from the first stirrings of the national movement in the late eighteenth century to the present day. It is designed to provide a basic introduction for general and academic readers with little or no prior knowledge of the subject, and supersedes Professor Clogg's A Short History of Modern Greece which became a classic following its initial publication in 1979. This wholly new book, first published in 1992, was conceived afresh for a broad readership.

A Concise History of Switzerland

Author: Clive H. Church,Randolph C. Head

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107244196

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Despite its position at the heart of Europe and its quintessentially European nature, Switzerland's history is often overlooked within the English-speaking world. This comprehensive and engaging history of Switzerland traces the historical and cultural development of this fascinating but neglected European country from the end of the Dark Ages up to the present. The authors focus on the initial Confederacy of the Middle Ages; the religious divisions which threatened it after 1500 and its surprising survival amongst Europe's monarchies; the turmoil following the French Revolution and conquest, which continued until the Federal Constitution of 1848; the testing of the Swiss nation through the late nineteenth century and then two World Wars and the Depression of the 1930s; and the unparalleled economic and social growth and political success of the post-war era. The book concludes with a discussion of the contemporary challenges, often shared with neighbours, that shape the country today.