Can-Cans, Cats and Cities of Ash (Penguin Great Journeys)

By Mark Twain

One of many nice derisive monuments to the imbecilities of the vacationer adventure, Mark Twain's (1835-1910) account of his travel with a gaggle of fellow american citizens round the attractions of Europe is either hilarious and touching, Twain's exasperation and dismay on the phoney and exploitative being matched by way of his pleasure and delight within the really beautiful."Great trips" enable readers to commute either round the planet and again throughout the centuries - but additionally again into principles and worlds scary, ruthless and harsh in several methods from our personal. Few studying reviews can start to fit that of enticing with writers who observed amazing issues: nice civilisations, partitions of ice, violent and implacable jungles, deserts and mountains, multitudes of birds and vegetation new to technology. studying those books is to determine the area afresh, to rediscover a time whilst many cultures have been particularly unusual to one another, the place legends and tales have been taken care of as proof and during which a lot used to be nonetheless to be found.

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Frommer's Greek Islands (Frommer's Complete Guides)

By Sherry Marker

  • If it is historic Greece you are drawn to, our authors will consultant you from the Acropolis to the islands (the geographical and non secular heart of the Cyclades). within the 21st century, they will element you towards the easiest lodges, inns, nightlife and shopping.
  • "Greeks won't dwell to devour, yet they definitely take what they consume, and the way it's ready very seriously," says our (well-fed) writer, who takes you from kafeneion (coffee apartment) to ouzeri to psistaria (for grilled meats), tavernas and beyond.
  • An complete bankruptcy supplies a rundown on cruising the Greek Islands, from choosing the right cruise, to budgeting, on the brink of move, and a precis of a few of the ships, from huge to small, that ply the Mediterranean.
  • Opinionated reports. No bland descriptions and lukewarm techniques. Our professional writers are keen about their destinations--they inform it love it is in an attractive and priceless way.
  • Exact costs indexed for each institution and activity--no different publications supply such exact, candid stories of resorts and eating places. We comprise some of the best, but additionally emphasize reasonably priced offerings for genuine people.
  • User-friendly beneficial properties together with famous person scores and certain icons to indicate readers to nice unearths, very good values, insider counsel, top bets for children, distinct moments, and hyped up experiences.

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The Changing Face of European Identity: A Seven-Nation Study of (Supra)National Attachments (Routledge Advances in European Politics)

Drawing upon systematic learn utilizing Q method in seven nations - Denmark, France, Germany, the uk, Italy, Netherlands and Sweden - this quantity provides the result of the main huge attempt but at cross-cultural, subjective evaluate of nationwide and supranational identification. The reports try to clarify how the ecu Union, because the so much seen test in mass nationwide identification switch within the modern international, impacts how Europeans take into consideration their political affiliations.

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The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe

The Witch-Hunt in Early sleek Europe, now in its fourth version, is the precise source for either scholars and students of the witch-hunts written via one of many best names within the box. For these beginning out of their reports of witch-beliefs and witchcraft trials, Brian Levack presents a concise survey of this advanced and interesting subject, whereas for extra professional students the scholarship is introduced correct modern. This re-creation comprises the latest examine on childrens, gender, male witches and demonic ownership in addition to broadening the exploration of the geographical distribution of witch prosecutions to incorporate contemporary paintings on areas, towns and kingdoms permitting scholars to spot comparisons among international locations.

Now absolutely built-in with Brian Levack’s The Witchcraft Sourcebook, there are hyperlinks to the sourcebook through the textual content, pointing scholars in the direction of key basic resources to assist them of their reviews. the 2 books are drawn jointly on a brand new spouse site with supplementary fabrics for these wishing to boost their reviews, together with an intensive consultant to extra studying, a chronology of the historical past of witchcraft and an interactive map to teach the geographical unfold of witch-hunts and witch trials throughout Europe and North the United States.

A long-standing favorite with scholars and academics alike, this re-creation of The Witch-Hunt in Early glossy Europe could be crucial examining for these embarking on or trying to enhance their reviews of the background of witchcraft

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A Concise History of Modern Europe: Liberty, Equality, Solidarity

By David S. Mason

Highlighting the foremost occasions, rules, and contributors that experience formed sleek Europe, this clean and full of life e-book offers a succinct background of the continent from the Enlightenment to the current. Drawing at the enduring subject matter of revolution, David S. Mason explores the reasons and results of revolution: political, financial, and medical; the advance of human rights; and problems with eu identification and integration. He intentionally avoids an in depth chronology of each nation and period of time by means of emphasizing the main the most important occasions in shaping modern Europe. Fourteen centred chapters handle such topical concerns because the Enlightenment; the French Revolution and Napoleon; the commercial Revolution; the theories and effect of Marx and Darwin; the revolutions of 1848, 1917, and 1989; the unifications of Germany and Italy; eu imperialism; the 2 international Wars; the chilly struggle and decolonization; and the evolution and enlargement of the ecu Union. Any reader desiring a huge review of the sweep of eu historical past on the grounds that 1789 will locate this booklet, released in a primary version lower than the name Revolutionary Europe, an attractive and cohesive narrative.

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Struggling for a Social Europe: neoliberal globalization and the birth of a European social movement

By Andy Mathers

Protests at summit conferences have encouraged extreme debate over the character and value of the 'anti-globalisation' or 'anti-capitalist movement'. the ecu measurement of this circulation is essentially unknown and during this publication the writer addresses this deficit by way of targeting occasions that experience marked the start of a eu social move. The ebook relates the improvement of the circulate to key concerns as financial, employment and welfare nation restructuring alongside neoliberal strains. the writer demanding situations rules concerning the nature of up to date collective motion and the nature of modern social events. He discusses the importance of the stream and its destiny improvement via a serious engagement with the paintings of key writers in eu sociology and of lecturers influential within the wider international stream reminiscent of Pierre Bourdieu. A postscript is supplied to carry readers updated with advancements within the kind of 'social Europe' propagated through the associations of the ecu in addition to within the maturation of a social circulate to oppose it.

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The Pursuit of Glory: The Five Revolutions that Made Modern Europe: 1648-1815

By Tim Blanning

In 1648, Europe was once basically a medieval society. through 1815, it used to be the powerhouse of the trendy international. In exuberant prose, Tim Blanning investigates “the very hinge of eu history” (The big apple Times) among the tip of the Thirty Y ears’ warfare and the conflict of Waterloo that witnessed 5 of the fashionable world’s nice revolutions: clinical, commercial, American, French, and romantic. Blanning renders this mammoth topic digestible and soaking up via making clean connections among the main mundane info of lifestyles and the main cultural, political, and technological modifications that birthed the fashionable age.

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Europe in the Twentieth Century

By Robert O. Paxton, Julie Hessler

EUROPE within the 20th CENTURY bargains a accomplished, but streamlined narrative of twentieth-century Europe. The scholarship and foreign money is top-notch as is the book's first-class attention of vital socio-cultural matters within the 20th century, together with early life routine and feminism.

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About Europe: Philosophical Hypotheses (Cultural Memory in the Present)

By Denis Guénoun

The suggestion of the common used to be born within the lands we now name Europe, but it's exactly the common that's Europe's undoing. All ecu politics is stuck in a rigidity: to claim a ecu id is to be open to multiplicity, yet this very openness may possibly dissolve Europe as such. This ebook displays on Europe and its altering limitations over the span of twenty centuries. a piece of philosophy, it continually attracts on concrete occasions. From historical Greece and Rome, to Christianity, to the Reformation, to the nationwide revolutions of the 20th century, what we this day name "Europe" has been a succession of initiatives within the identify of ecclesia or neighborhood. Empire, Church, and european: all were developed not like an Oriental "other." The stakes of Europe, then, are as a lot metaphysical as political. Redefining a chain of key options equivalent to global, position, transportation, and the typical, this publication sheds mild on Europe as technique through enticing with the main major philosophical debates at the topic, together with the paintings of Marx, Husserl, Heidegger, Patocka, and Nancy.

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The Paths of History

It is a vast and impressive examine of the whole historical past of humanity that takes as its element of departure Marx's thought of social evolution. Professor Diakonoff's idea of worldwide background differs from Marx's in a couple of methods. First, he has improved Marx's 5 levels of improvement to 8. moment, he denies that social evolution inevitably implies development and exhibits how "each development is concurrently a regress," and 3rd, he demonstrates that the transition from one level to a different isn't really unavoidably marked through social clash and that typically this is often completed peacefully and gracefully. because the ebook strikes via those a number of levels, the reader is drawn right into a striking and thought-provoking examine of the method of the background of the human race that makes a speciality of the big variety of things (economic, social, military-technological, and socio-pyschological) that experience stimulated our improvement from palaeolithic occasions to the current day.

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