Why Europe?: The Medieval Origins of Its Special Path

By Michael Mitterauer

Why did capitalism and colonialism come up in Europe and never in different places? Why have been parliamentarian and democratic kinds of executive based there? What elements ended in Europe’s exact place in shaping the realm? completely researched and persuasively argued, Why Europe? tackles those vintage questions with illuminating results.
Michael Mitterauer lines the roots of Europe’s singularity to the medieval period, in particular to advancements in agriculture. whereas so much historians have situated the start of Europe’s targeted course within the upward thrust of nation energy within the sleek period, Mitterauer establishes its origins in rye and oats. those new plants performed a decisive position in remaking the eu relations, he contends, spurring the increase of individualism and softening the restrictions of patriarchy. Mitterauer reaches those conclusions via evaluating Europe with different cultures, particularly China and the Islamic global, whereas surveying an important features of ecu society as they took form from the decline of the Roman empire to the discovery of the printing press. alongside the best way, Why Europe? bargains up a stunning sequence of novel hypotheses to give an explanation for the original evolution of ecu tradition.

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By Michael Mitterauer

Why did capitalism and colonialism come up in Europe and never in different places? Why have been parliamentarian and democratic kinds of executive based there? What elements ended in Europe’s exact place in shaping the realm? completely researched and persuasively argued, Why Europe? tackles those vintage questions with illuminating results.
Michael Mitterauer lines the roots of Europe’s singularity to the medieval period, in particular to advancements in agriculture. whereas so much historians have situated the start of Europe’s targeted course within the upward thrust of nation energy within the sleek period, Mitterauer establishes its origins in rye and oats. those new plants performed a decisive position in remaking the eu relations, he contends, spurring the increase of individualism and softening the restrictions of patriarchy. Mitterauer reaches those conclusions via evaluating Europe with different cultures, particularly China and the Islamic global, whereas surveying an important features of ecu society as they took form from the decline of the Roman empire to the discovery of the printing press. alongside the best way, Why Europe? bargains up a stunning sequence of novel hypotheses to give an explanation for the original evolution of ecu tradition.

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Lonely Planet Spain (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Isabella Noble

Lonely Planet: The world's major commute consultant publisher

Lonely Planet Spain is your passport to the main proper, up to date suggestion on what to work out and bypass, and what hidden discoveries watch for you. surprise on the beautiful perfection of the Alhambra, hike the Pyrenean excessive nation and laze at the Mediterranean's most sensible shores; all along with your relied on go back and forth better half. Get to the center of Spain and start your trip now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Spain shuttle Guide:

  • Colour maps and photographs all through
  • Highlights and itineraries assist you tailor your journey on your own wishes and pursuits
  • Insider tips to save lots of time and cash and get round like an area, warding off crowds and bother spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, cell numbers, web content, transit assistance, costs
  • Honest reports for all budgets - consuming, dozing, sight-seeing, going out, procuring, hidden gemstones that the majority guidebooks omit
  • Cultural insights offer you a richer, extra profitable shuttle event - background, structure, artwork, bullfighting, politics, nutrients, Basque tradition, flamenco, outside actions, politics
  • Free, handy pull-out Barcelona map (included in print version), plus over 100 colour maps
  • Covers Madrid, Castilla y Leon, Castilla-La Mancha, Barcelona, Catalonia, Aragon, Basque nation, Navarra, Seville, Granada, Cantabria, Asturias, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Valencia, Mallorca, Ibiza, Andalucía, Extremadura and extra

The excellent selection: Lonely Planet Spain, our so much finished advisor to Spain, is ideal for either exploring most sensible attractions and taking roads much less travelled

  • Looking for a consultant taken with Barcelona or Madrid? try out Lonely Planet's Barcelona and Lonely Planet's Madrid publications for a entire examine most of these towns need to provide; Discover Barcelona, a photo-rich consultant to the city's most well-liked sights; or Pocket Barcelona and Pocket Madrid, handy-sized publications inquisitive about the can't-miss attractions for a fast journey.
  • Looking for extra large insurance? try out Lonely Planet's Western Europe guide for a accomplished examine all Western Europe has to supply.

Authors: Written and researched by way of Lonely Planet, Regis St Louis, Anthony Ham, Brendan Sainsbury, Stuart Butler, Kerry Christiani, Andy Symington, Josephine Quintero and Isabella M F Noble.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has turn into the world's top trip media corporation with guidebooks to each vacation spot, an award-winning site, cellular and electronic commute items, and a committed vacationer group. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but additionally allows curious visitors to get off overwhelmed paths to appreciate extra of the tradition of the locations during which they locate themselves.

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By Lonely Planet, Isabella Noble

Lonely Planet: The world's major commute consultant publisher

Lonely Planet Spain is your passport to the main proper, up to date suggestion on what to work out and bypass, and what hidden discoveries watch for you. surprise on the beautiful perfection of the Alhambra, hike the Pyrenean excessive nation and laze at the Mediterranean's most sensible shores; all along with your relied on go back and forth better half. Get to the center of Spain and start your trip now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Spain shuttle Guide:

  • Colour maps and photographs all through
  • Highlights and itineraries assist you tailor your journey on your own wishes and pursuits
  • Insider tips to save lots of time and cash and get round like an area, warding off crowds and bother spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, cell numbers, web content, transit assistance, costs
  • Honest reports for all budgets - consuming, dozing, sight-seeing, going out, procuring, hidden gemstones that the majority guidebooks omit
  • Cultural insights offer you a richer, extra profitable shuttle event - background, structure, artwork, bullfighting, politics, nutrients, Basque tradition, flamenco, outside actions, politics
  • Free, handy pull-out Barcelona map (included in print version), plus over 100 colour maps
  • Covers Madrid, Castilla y Leon, Castilla-La Mancha, Barcelona, Catalonia, Aragon, Basque nation, Navarra, Seville, Granada, Cantabria, Asturias, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Valencia, Mallorca, Ibiza, Andalucía, Extremadura and extra

The excellent selection: Lonely Planet Spain, our so much finished advisor to Spain, is ideal for either exploring most sensible attractions and taking roads much less travelled

  • Looking for a consultant taken with Barcelona or Madrid? try out Lonely Planet's Barcelona and Lonely Planet's Madrid publications for a entire examine most of these towns need to provide; Discover Barcelona, a photo-rich consultant to the city's most well-liked sights; or Pocket Barcelona and Pocket Madrid, handy-sized publications inquisitive about the can't-miss attractions for a fast journey.
  • Looking for extra large insurance? try out Lonely Planet's Western Europe guide for a accomplished examine all Western Europe has to supply.

Authors: Written and researched by way of Lonely Planet, Regis St Louis, Anthony Ham, Brendan Sainsbury, Stuart Butler, Kerry Christiani, Andy Symington, Josephine Quintero and Isabella M F Noble.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has turn into the world's top trip media corporation with guidebooks to each vacation spot, an award-winning site, cellular and electronic commute items, and a committed vacationer group. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but additionally allows curious visitors to get off overwhelmed paths to appreciate extra of the tradition of the locations during which they locate themselves.

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Biocultural Diversity in Europe (Environmental History)

The booklet collects a variety of the papers awarded on the assembly held within the context of the Joint Programme at the hyperlinks among organic and Cultural variety (JP-BiCuD). spotting the inextricable hyperlink among organic and cultural variety, the United international locations academic medical and Cultural association (UNESCO) and the Secretariat of the conference on organic range (SCBD) joined forces, and in 2010 introduced the Joint Programme at the hyperlinks among organic and Cultural range (JP-BiCuD). the 1st assembly for the implementation of the JP-BiCuD was once held in Florence (Italy) in April 2014 and produced the UNESCO-sCBD Florence announcement, which highlights the concept that of biocultural variety. the ecu rural territory is predominantly a biocultural, multi-functional panorama, offering a vital and powerful house for integration of organic and cultural variety, suggesting the necessity to revise many of the present suggestions for the overview and administration of biodiversity.

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The booklet collects a variety of the papers awarded on the assembly held within the context of the Joint Programme at the hyperlinks among organic and Cultural variety (JP-BiCuD). spotting the inextricable hyperlink among organic and cultural variety, the United international locations academic medical and Cultural association (UNESCO) and the Secretariat of the conference on organic range (SCBD) joined forces, and in 2010 introduced the Joint Programme at the hyperlinks among organic and Cultural range (JP-BiCuD). the 1st assembly for the implementation of the JP-BiCuD was once held in Florence (Italy) in April 2014 and produced the UNESCO-sCBD Florence announcement, which highlights the concept that of biocultural variety. the ecu rural territory is predominantly a biocultural, multi-functional panorama, offering a vital and powerful house for integration of organic and cultural variety, suggesting the necessity to revise many of the present suggestions for the overview and administration of biodiversity.

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The Norman Conquest: A Very Short Introduction

By George Garnett

The Norman Conquest in 1066 was once probably the most profound turning issues in English heritage, dramatically reworking a disparate number of small international locations right into a strong ecu nation. yet what really occurred? How used to be the invasion seen via those that witnessed it? and the way has its legacy been visible through generations considering the fact that? during this interesting Very brief advent, George Garnett--a top professional at the Norman Conquest and its aftermath--reveals how dramatically English existence was once replaced, remodeling every little thing from its language to its legislation, and introducing a extra refined type of executive in addition to an everlasting and severe dislike of the French. He sheds gentle at the differing methods the conquest has been seen by way of historians and in folklore over approximately a millennium, revealing how a lot of what we comprehend this day concerning the Norman Conquest was once coloured through the values of the Victorian Age, and exhibiting how historians have pieced jointly the occasions of 1066, together with the invasion by means of William the Conqueror and its climactic second on the conflict of Hastings.

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By George Garnett

The Norman Conquest in 1066 was once probably the most profound turning issues in English heritage, dramatically reworking a disparate number of small international locations right into a strong ecu nation. yet what really occurred? How used to be the invasion seen via those that witnessed it? and the way has its legacy been visible through generations considering the fact that? during this interesting Very brief advent, George Garnett--a top professional at the Norman Conquest and its aftermath--reveals how dramatically English existence was once replaced, remodeling every little thing from its language to its legislation, and introducing a extra refined type of executive in addition to an everlasting and severe dislike of the French. He sheds gentle at the differing methods the conquest has been seen by way of historians and in folklore over approximately a millennium, revealing how a lot of what we comprehend this day concerning the Norman Conquest was once coloured through the values of the Victorian Age, and exhibiting how historians have pieced jointly the occasions of 1066, together with the invasion by means of William the Conqueror and its climactic second on the conflict of Hastings.

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A Wreath for Europa

By Paul Tabori

Released in England as Epitaph for Europe. a tender Hungarian author, largely travelled at the Continent, seeks to reëvoke the fundamental spirit of that inter-war Europe, now blown to bits. He meets a number of literary figures at the means, together with James Joyce, Jakob Wassermann, Miroslav Krleža and others.

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By Paul Tabori

Released in England as Epitaph for Europe. a tender Hungarian author, largely travelled at the Continent, seeks to reëvoke the fundamental spirit of that inter-war Europe, now blown to bits. He meets a number of literary figures at the means, together with James Joyce, Jakob Wassermann, Miroslav Krleža and others.

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Brexit: How Britain will Leave Europe

By Denis MacShane

Will Britain depart the ecu? Commentators now speak heavily concerning the chance of 'Brexit' - British go out from the european. during this booklet, former Europe Minister Denis MacShane appears to be like on the historical past of Britain's fraught courting with Europe and exhibits how the opportunity of Brexit has develop into more and more most likely. pertaining to essentially the most divisive political problems with our occasions, this booklet may be crucial interpreting as Britain makes its selection on Europe and its destiny position on the earth.

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By Denis MacShane

Will Britain depart the ecu? Commentators now speak heavily concerning the chance of 'Brexit' - British go out from the european. during this booklet, former Europe Minister Denis MacShane appears to be like on the historical past of Britain's fraught courting with Europe and exhibits how the opportunity of Brexit has develop into more and more most likely. pertaining to essentially the most divisive political problems with our occasions, this booklet may be crucial interpreting as Britain makes its selection on Europe and its destiny position on the earth.

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Sixty Years of WHO in Europe (A EURO Publication)

This e-book tells the tale of the WHO nearby place of work for Europe from its beginnings to its nation in 2010. a manner of conserving alive and handing at the background of this place of work and its very important paintings, it covers 5 WHO local administrators for Europe and millions of devoted employees, let alone the loads of programes and regulations they helped to create and perform. An prior e-book lined the 1st forty years intimately; this e-book focuses extra at the final two decades. it's a tale of ways the neighborhood place of work has spent the prior 60 years operating to aid increase the overall healthiness of the folks within the significant region that it serves.

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This e-book tells the tale of the WHO nearby place of work for Europe from its beginnings to its nation in 2010. a manner of conserving alive and handing at the background of this place of work and its very important paintings, it covers 5 WHO local administrators for Europe and millions of devoted employees, let alone the loads of programes and regulations they helped to create and perform. An prior e-book lined the 1st forty years intimately; this e-book focuses extra at the final two decades. it's a tale of ways the neighborhood place of work has spent the prior 60 years operating to aid increase the overall healthiness of the folks within the significant region that it serves.

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The Crusades and the Near East: Cultural Histories

By Conor Kostick

The crusades are frequently obvious as epitomising a interval whilst hostility among Christian West and the Muslim close to East reached an all time excessive. As this edited quantity finds, although, the period was once one that observed either clash and cohabitation.

Tackling such questions as even if medicinal and architectural options got here to Europe as an instantaneous results of the Crusades, and why and the way peace treaties and intermarriages have been shaped among the various cultures, this wonderful crew of members exhibit how the Holy Wars led at the one hand to a reinforcement of the ideals and identities of every part, yet at the different to a growing to be point of cultural trade and interplay. This quantity breaks new floor in not just exploring the clash among the Christian and the Muslim worlds, but additionally the influence of this clash at the cultural evolution of ecu and close to jap idea and practices. using the newest scholarship and unique experiences of the resources, this survey sheds new gentle at the cultural realities of East-West family members and marks a brand new departure for stories of the crusades.

Contributors contain John France, Yehoshua Frenkel, Chris Wright, Natasha Hodgson, A.V. Murray, Sini Kangas, Léan Ní Chléirigh, Susan Edgington, Jürgen Krüger, Yvonne Friedman and Bernard Hamilton.

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By Conor Kostick

The crusades are frequently obvious as epitomising a interval whilst hostility among Christian West and the Muslim close to East reached an all time excessive. As this edited quantity finds, although, the period was once one that observed either clash and cohabitation.

Tackling such questions as even if medicinal and architectural options got here to Europe as an instantaneous results of the Crusades, and why and the way peace treaties and intermarriages have been shaped among the various cultures, this wonderful crew of members exhibit how the Holy Wars led at the one hand to a reinforcement of the ideals and identities of every part, yet at the different to a growing to be point of cultural trade and interplay. This quantity breaks new floor in not just exploring the clash among the Christian and the Muslim worlds, but additionally the influence of this clash at the cultural evolution of ecu and close to jap idea and practices. using the newest scholarship and unique experiences of the resources, this survey sheds new gentle at the cultural realities of East-West family members and marks a brand new departure for stories of the crusades.

Contributors contain John France, Yehoshua Frenkel, Chris Wright, Natasha Hodgson, A.V. Murray, Sini Kangas, Léan Ní Chléirigh, Susan Edgington, Jürgen Krüger, Yvonne Friedman and Bernard Hamilton.

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Europe's Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age

By Steven Hill

A quiet revolution has been taking place in post-World conflict II Europe. an international strength has emerged around the Atlantic that's recrafting the foundations for a way a contemporary society should still supply monetary defense, environmental sustainability, and worldwide balance. In Europe's Promise, Steven Hill explains Europe's daring new imaginative and prescient. For a decade Hill traveled extensively to appreciate this uniquely eu lifestyle. He shatters myths and indicates how Europe's management manifests in 5 significant components: monetary energy, with Europe now the world's wealthiest buying and selling bloc, approximately as huge because the U.S. and China combined; the simplest health and wellbeing care and different workfare helps for households and participants; common use of renewable strength applied sciences and conservation; the world's so much complicated democracies; and neighborhood networks of alternate, international reduction, and funding that hyperlink one-third of the area to the ecu Union. Europe's Promise masterfully conveys how Europe has taken the lead during this make-or-break century challenged by means of a world financial obstacle and international warming.

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By Steven Hill

A quiet revolution has been taking place in post-World conflict II Europe. an international strength has emerged around the Atlantic that's recrafting the foundations for a way a contemporary society should still supply monetary defense, environmental sustainability, and worldwide balance. In Europe's Promise, Steven Hill explains Europe's daring new imaginative and prescient. For a decade Hill traveled extensively to appreciate this uniquely eu lifestyle. He shatters myths and indicates how Europe's management manifests in 5 significant components: monetary energy, with Europe now the world's wealthiest buying and selling bloc, approximately as huge because the U.S. and China combined; the simplest health and wellbeing care and different workfare helps for households and participants; common use of renewable strength applied sciences and conservation; the world's so much complicated democracies; and neighborhood networks of alternate, international reduction, and funding that hyperlink one-third of the area to the ecu Union. Europe's Promise masterfully conveys how Europe has taken the lead during this make-or-break century challenged by means of a world financial obstacle and international warming.

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Countrymen

By Bo Lidegaard

Amid the darkish, ghastly heritage of worldwide warfare II, the actually notable tale, by no means prior to absolutely researched via a historian, of ways the Danish humans banded jointly to save lots of their fellow Jews from the Nazis—told in the course of the outstanding unpublished diaries and files of households compelled to run for security, leaving their houses and possessions in the back of, and of these who courageously got here to their relief.

In 1943, with its king and management weakened yet intact in the course of the Nazi career, Denmark did whatever that no different state in Western Europe even tried. looking forward to that the German occupying powers may quickly factor the long-feared order to around up the complete inhabitants of Jews for deportation to focus camps, the Danish humans stood up in defiance and resisted. The king, politicians, and usual civilians have been united of their response—these threatened humans weren't easily Jews yet fellow Danes who occurred to be Jewish, and not anyone might assist in rounding them up for confinement and deportation.  

whereas diplomats used their constrained yet very genuine energy to move and abate issues in either Copenhagen and Berlin, the caution that the concern used to be to hand quick unfold throughout the Jewish neighborhood. Over fourteen harrowing days, as they have been helped, hidden, and guarded by means of traditional those who spontaneously rushed to avoid wasting their fellow electorate, a tremendous 7,742 out of 8,200 Jewish refugees have been smuggled out all alongside the coast—on ships, schooners, fishing boats, whatever that floated—to Sweden.

whereas the naked evidence of this exodus were recognized for many years, astonishingly no complete heritage of it's been written. Unfolding on a daily foundation, Countrymen brings jointly debts written by means of contributors and officers as occasions occurred, delivering a entire assessment that underlines occupied Denmark’s ancient significance to Hitler as a prop for the version Nazi kingdom and revealing the savage clash between best Nazi brass for keep an eye on of the rustic. this can be a tale of normal glory, of straightforward braveness and ethical fortitude that shines out in the middle of the bad background of the 20th century and demonstrates the way it used to be attainable for a small and fragile democracy to face opposed to the 3rd Reich.
   

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By Bo Lidegaard

Amid the darkish, ghastly heritage of worldwide warfare II, the actually notable tale, by no means prior to absolutely researched via a historian, of ways the Danish humans banded jointly to save lots of their fellow Jews from the Nazis—told in the course of the outstanding unpublished diaries and files of households compelled to run for security, leaving their houses and possessions in the back of, and of these who courageously got here to their relief.

In 1943, with its king and management weakened yet intact in the course of the Nazi career, Denmark did whatever that no different state in Western Europe even tried. looking forward to that the German occupying powers may quickly factor the long-feared order to around up the complete inhabitants of Jews for deportation to focus camps, the Danish humans stood up in defiance and resisted. The king, politicians, and usual civilians have been united of their response—these threatened humans weren't easily Jews yet fellow Danes who occurred to be Jewish, and not anyone might assist in rounding them up for confinement and deportation.  

whereas diplomats used their constrained yet very genuine energy to move and abate issues in either Copenhagen and Berlin, the caution that the concern used to be to hand quick unfold throughout the Jewish neighborhood. Over fourteen harrowing days, as they have been helped, hidden, and guarded by means of traditional those who spontaneously rushed to avoid wasting their fellow electorate, a tremendous 7,742 out of 8,200 Jewish refugees have been smuggled out all alongside the coast—on ships, schooners, fishing boats, whatever that floated—to Sweden.

whereas the naked evidence of this exodus were recognized for many years, astonishingly no complete heritage of it's been written. Unfolding on a daily foundation, Countrymen brings jointly debts written by means of contributors and officers as occasions occurred, delivering a entire assessment that underlines occupied Denmark’s ancient significance to Hitler as a prop for the version Nazi kingdom and revealing the savage clash between best Nazi brass for keep an eye on of the rustic. this can be a tale of normal glory, of straightforward braveness and ethical fortitude that shines out in the middle of the bad background of the 20th century and demonstrates the way it used to be attainable for a small and fragile democracy to face opposed to the 3rd Reich.
   

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