Heart of Europe

Heart of Europe
Author: Peter H. Wilson
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 941
Release: 2016-02-29
ISBN 10: 0674058097
ISBN 13: 9780674058095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Europe Book Review:

The Holy Roman Empire lasted a thousand years, far longer than ancient Rome. Its continuity rested on the ideal of a unified Christian civilization. As Peter Wilson shows, the Empire tells the story of Europe better than histories of individual nation-states, and its legacy can be seen today in debates over the nature of the European Union.

Heart of Europe

Heart of Europe
Author: Norman Davies
Publsiher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 511
Release: 1986
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39076000822366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Europe Book Review:

Traces the history of Poland from 1945 to 1982 and examines the social and political life of the country

The Rotten Heart of Europe

The Rotten Heart of Europe
Author: Bernard Connolly
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2013-01-15
ISBN 10: 0571301754
ISBN 13: 9780571301751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rotten Heart of Europe Book Review:

'The Brussels Commission has just suspended its senior economist, Bernard Connolly, for writing a book savaging the prospects for a common currency. There are many who now believe he should be lauded as a prophet.' Observer, Editorial, 1 October 1995 'Mr. Connolly's longstanding proposition that the foisting of a common currency upon so many disparate nations would end in ruin is getting a much wider hearing...' New York Times, 17 November 2011 When first published in 1995, The Rotten Heart of Europe caused outrage and delight - here was a Brussels insider, a senior EU economist, daring to talk openly about the likely pitfalls of European monetary union. Bernard Connolly lost his job at the Commission, but his book was greeted as a profound and persuasive expose of the would-be 'monetary masters of the world.' His brave act of defiance became headline news - and his book a major international bestseller. In a substantial new introduction, Connolly returns to his prophetic account of the double-talk surrounding the efforts of politicians, bankers and bureaucrats to force Europe into a crippling monetary straitjacket. Hidden agendas are laid bare, skulduggery exposed and economic fallacies are skewered, producing a horrifying conclusion. No one who wants to understand the workings of the EU, past, present and future can afford to miss this enthralling and deeply disturbing book.

Hungary

Hungary
Author: Péter Korniss
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 171
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:32000013140209
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From the Heart of Europe

From the Heart of Europe
Author: Francis Otto Matthiessen
Publsiher: Neww York : Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 194
Release: 1948
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015031911673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Porcelain

Porcelain
Author: Suzanne L. Marchand
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN 10: 0691182337
ISBN 13: 9780691182339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Porcelain Book Review:

"This is a history of porcelain as a business and consumer product, from the eighteenth century to the present day. Many books have been written on Chinese porcelain as an exotic import from Asia, but this book tells the history of the Central European reinvention and mass production of the material. Porcelain was first invented in medieval China, but the evolution of what its first producers called "white gold" was set in motion by Saxon king Augustus the Strong. Augustus obsessed over owning a personal alchemist, Johann Böttger, whom he imprisoned in his castle, first to make gold, and when that failed, to make porcelain. Trained in chemistry by an apothecary, Böttger took advantage of the king's obsession with porcelain and eventually produced the first European ceramic vessels whose delicacy and strength resembled those of Asian imports. Augustus funded the creation of a Saxon royal manufactory, which became the famous Meissen factory, and which to this day stands for the highest quality in porcelain. By the time of Böttger's death in 1719, Meissen porcelain had become famous throughout Europe and the world, its wares in high demand by other monarchs and aristocratic consumers. Soon after the porcelain maker's death, his secret recipe was stolen, and dozens of Central European princes opened their own manufactories. Here, author Suzanne L. Marchand shows how the story of European porcelain is an intertwined history of the mercantile state policy that built these factories, the luxury trades that sustained them, the debates about what counted as "art," and the changes in consumer and material culture driving the business. Throughout the eighteenth century, porcelain production was an industry of competitive, mercantile production under royal ownership. By 1850, however, after only a few state-backed firms survived the financial crises of 1815-1830, the Central European porcelain industry had become the domain of mass producers and trademark forgers. Marchand then traces the story of Central European porcelain into the twentieth century, exploring the new challenges of cartelization, the rise of Japanese and Czech competition, and the impact of the two world wars, following several porcelain firms through the Nazi era and the Russian seizures of companies in the German East. At each point, Marchand uses the history of porcelain to link the businesses, and the states that helped sustain them, to the broader history of culture and consumption"--

Exploring the EU s Legitimacy Crisis

Exploring the EU   s Legitimacy Crisis
Author: Christian Schweiger
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-11-25
ISBN 10: 1784717851
ISBN 13: 9781784717858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring the EU s Legitimacy Crisis Book Review:

Exploring the EU’s Legitimacy Crisis provides a profound analysis of the causes and the consequences of the EU's growing legitimacy problem. The prior permissive consensus in the EU has been markedly declining under persistent crisis conditions. Since the onset of the eurozone crisis the EU's governance has been narrowly driven by the semi-hegemonial leadership of Germany – manifesting itself in functionalist and technocratic policy reforms concentrated on strengthening economic governance coordination. Other crucial policy areas have been neglected as member states show decreasing solidarity and a growing emphasis on national interests in response to mounting external challenges. This book examines these developments in detail by scrutinising the EU's ability to maintain legitimacy through political leadership, democratic accountability and governance efficiency.

Europe in the High Middle Ages

Europe in the High Middle Ages
Author: William Chester Jordan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2004-02-24
ISBN 10: 1101650915
ISBN 13: 9781101650912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Europe in the High Middle Ages Book Review:

"The Penguin History of Europe series... is one of contemporary publishing's great projects."--New Statesman It was an age of hope and possibility, of accomplishment and expansion. Europe's High Middle Ages spanned the Crusades, the building of Chartres Cathedral, Dante's Inferno, and Thomas Aquinas. Buoyant, confident, creative, the era seemed to be flowering into a true renaissance-until the disastrous fourteenth century rained catastrophe in the form of plagues, famine, and war. In Europe in the High Middle Ages, William Chester Jordan paints a vivid, teeming landscape that captures this lost age in all its glory and complexity. Here are the great popes who revived the power of the Church against the secular princes; the writers and thinkers who paved the way for the Renaissance; the warriors who stemmed the Islamic tide in Spain and surged into Palestine; and the humbler estates, those who found new hope and prosperity until the long night of the 1300s. From high to low, from dramatic events to social structures, Jordan's account brings to life this fascinating age. Part of the Penguin History of Europe series, edited by David Cannadine.

Germany and the Holy Roman Empire

Germany and the Holy Roman Empire
Author: Joachim Whaley
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0198731019
ISBN 13: 9780198731016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Germany and the Holy Roman Empire Book Review:

In the first single-author account of German history from the Reformation to the early nineteenth century since Hajo Holborn's study written in the 1950s, Dr Whaley provides a full account of the history of the Holy Roman Empire. Volume I extends from From Maximilian I to the Peace of Westphalia.

The Best of Modern European Literature Heart of Europe an Anthology of Creative Writing in Europe 1920 1940

The Best of Modern European Literature  Heart of Europe  an Anthology of Creative Writing in Europe  1920 1940
Author: Klaus Mann,Hermann Kesten
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 970
Release: 1945
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105047817825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Social Democracy at the Heart of Europe

Social Democracy at the Heart of Europe
Author: Donald Sassoon
Publsiher: Institute for Public Policy Research
Total Pages: 54
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9781860300400
ISBN 13: 1860300405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Heart of Europe

Heart of Europe
Author: Ralph Adams Cram
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2019-09-25
ISBN 10: 3734062632
ISBN 13: 9783734062636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Europe Book Review:

Reproduction of the original: Heart of Europe by Ralph Adams Cram

Heart of Europe

Heart of Europe
Author: Norman Davies
Publsiher: Oxford Paperbacks
Total Pages: 483
Release: 2001-05-31
ISBN 10: 0192801260
ISBN 13: 9780192801265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Europe Book Review:

Traces the history of Poland and examines the social and political life of the country.

The Rhine

The Rhine
Author: Roland Recht
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780500510582
ISBN 13: 050051058X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rhine Book Review:

From its twin sources high in the Swiss Alps to its delta in the North Sea, the Rhine is Europe's most important riverhistorically, culturally, and artistically. Flowing majestically through the continent, it serves as a boundary between nations and a unifying force, timelessly conveying both spiritual currents and merchandise and inspiring pilgrims, painters, sculptors, architects, poets, writers, and composers. This superb panorama of the Rhine's artistic landscape shows the river and the cities, villages, cathedrals, monasteries, and castles that abound along its course in all their true magnificence. World-renowned masterpieces of painting (such as Grunewald's Isenheim Altarpiece), sculpture (the Breisach Altar), and goldsmiths' work (the Shrine of the Three Kings in Cologne) are among the astonishing variety of treasures in every field of art, all gloriously illustrated and knowledgeably described in their historical, art historical, and geographical context. For the armchair traveler and connoisseur who wishes to indulge in all that this great river has to offer, no journey could be more rewarding. 400 illustrations, 350 in color.

Heart of Europe

Heart of Europe
Author: Klaus Mann,Hermann Kesten
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 970
Release: 1943
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105120683847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Europe Book Review:

"Biographical and bibliographical sketches"; p. 937-963.

Savagery in the Heart of Europe

Savagery in the Heart of Europe
Author: Raphael Israeli,Albert Benabou
Publsiher: Strategic Book Publishing
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1628570156
ISBN 13: 9781628570151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Savagery in the Heart of Europe Book Review:

One of the most tragic and cruel periods in modern European history unfolded in the early 1990s, as we watched the rampages committed by all parties in the Bosnian War. The Serbs, who were in control of the destiny of Yugoslavia and were the mainstay of the Yugoslav army, gradually lost their grip, as international intervention favored the independence of Bosnia. The flames of war pitting the three populations against each other brought about the deaths of hundreds of thousands, and ended with the imposed Dayton Accords, with which the parties were not entirely content. The war showed not only that old enmities never die - for all parties saw this war as a continuation of World War II horrors, when the Croats and their Bosnian partners collaborated with the Nazis - but also as a heritage of the old Balkan wars, where outside intervention, notably Muslim, American, NATO, and UN was necessary to bring the conflict to an end (for now). Born in Fes, Morocco, Raphael Israeli teaches Islamic, Chinese, and Middle Eastern history at Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He is a graduate of Hebrew University in history and Arabic literature, and has a Ph.D. in Chinese and Islamic history from the University of California, Berkeley.

Renaissance

Renaissance
Author: Václav Klaus
Publsiher: Cato Institute
Total Pages: 177
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9781882577484
ISBN 13: 1882577485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renaissance Book Review:

A collection of twenty-nine essays and speeches, originally given in English by Czech Republic prime minister Václav Klaus, on economic reform, ecological policy, the future of Europe, the relationship between art and toleration, and more. Nineteen of the essays and speeches were previously published in the author's Rebirth of a Nation Five Years After (1994)--p.xiv.

Germany s Hidden Crisis

Germany s Hidden Crisis
Author: Oliver Nachtwey
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-11-27
ISBN 10: 1786636360
ISBN 13: 9781786636362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Germany s Hidden Crisis Book Review:

How neoliberalism is causing a crisis in Germany Upward social mobility represented a core promise of life under the “old” West German welfare state, in which millions of skilled workers upgraded their Volkswagens to Audis, bought their first homes, and sent their children to university. Not so in today’s Federal Republic, where the gears of the so-called “elevator society” have long since ground to a halt. In the absence of the social mobility of yesterday, widespread social exhaustion and anxiety have emerged across mainstream society. Oliver Nachtwey analyses the reasons for this social rupture in postwar German society and investigates the conflict potential emerging as a result. He concludes that although the country has managed to muddle through thus far, simmering tensions beneath the surface nevertheless threaten to undermine the German system’s stability in the years to come. Recipient of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation 2016 Hans-Matthöfer-Preis for Economic Writing.

Germany

Germany
Author: Sabine Kieslich
Publsiher: White Star Publishers
Total Pages: 427
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822035472885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Germany Book Review:

A photographic history of the cultural realms of Germany offers insight into the myriad ways in which the country has been reborn since its 1989 reunification, in a visual tribute to its architectural, artistic, and literary achievements, as well as its intellectual history, as reflected in its natural and man-made landscapes.

The Liberal Heart of Europe

The Liberal Heart of Europe
Author: Francesco Giavazzi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030603687
ISBN 13: 9783030603687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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