A Grand Illusion?: An Essay on Europe

By Tony Judt

“I am enthusiastically eu; no educated individual may heavily desire to go back to the embattled, jointly hostile circle of suspicious and introverted countries that was once the eu continent within the really fresh prior. however it is something to imagine an end result fascinating, rather one other to believe it truly is attainable. it's my rivalry really united Europe is satisfactorily not going for it to be unwise and self-defeating to insist upon it. i'm hence, i assume, a Euro-pessimist.” —Tony Judt

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By Tony Judt

“I am enthusiastically eu; no educated individual may heavily desire to go back to the embattled, jointly hostile circle of suspicious and introverted countries that was once the eu continent within the really fresh prior. however it is something to imagine an end result fascinating, rather one other to believe it truly is attainable. it's my rivalry really united Europe is satisfactorily not going for it to be unwise and self-defeating to insist upon it. i'm hence, i assume, a Euro-pessimist.” —Tony Judt

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Doofus, Dog of Doom

By Emma Laybourn

"Every time he howls - anything dies!" Doofus is a tragic, deserted black dog. yet he's no usual puppy, as Holly and Clive observe; after which terrifying creatures invade their village. A children's booklet set at the English moors.

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By Emma Laybourn

"Every time he howls - anything dies!" Doofus is a tragic, deserted black dog. yet he's no usual puppy, as Holly and Clive observe; after which terrifying creatures invade their village. A children's booklet set at the English moors.

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The Social Structure of the First Crusade (The Medieval Mediterranean)

By Conor Kostick

The 1st campaign (1096-1099) was once a unprecedented venture. as the repercussions of that day trip have rippled on down the centuries, there was a massive literature at the topic. but, in contrast to such a lot of different parts of medieval historical past, beforehand the 1st campaign has did not allure the eye of historians attracted to social dynamics. This ebook is the 1st to ascertain the sociology of the assets that allows you to supply a close research of a few of the social sessions which participated within the excursion and the tensions among them. In doing so, it deals a clean method of the various debates surrounding the topic of the 1st campaign.

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By Conor Kostick

The 1st campaign (1096-1099) was once a unprecedented venture. as the repercussions of that day trip have rippled on down the centuries, there was a massive literature at the topic. but, in contrast to such a lot of different parts of medieval historical past, beforehand the 1st campaign has did not allure the eye of historians attracted to social dynamics. This ebook is the 1st to ascertain the sociology of the assets that allows you to supply a close research of a few of the social sessions which participated within the excursion and the tensions among them. In doing so, it deals a clean method of the various debates surrounding the topic of the 1st campaign.

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The Oxford History of Modern Europe

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1996
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Written by way of eleven participants of overseas status, this publication bargains a readable and authoritative account of Europe's turbulent historical past from the French Revolution within the past due 18th century to the top of the 20 th century.

Each bankruptcy portrays either switch and continuity, revolutions and balance, and covers the political, fiscal, social, cultural, and armed forces lifetime of Europe.

This booklet presents a greater figuring out of recent Europe, the way it got here to be what it's, and the place it can be entering into the longer term.

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Publish 12 months note: First released in 1996
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Written by way of eleven participants of overseas status, this publication bargains a readable and authoritative account of Europe's turbulent historical past from the French Revolution within the past due 18th century to the top of the 20 th century.

Each bankruptcy portrays either switch and continuity, revolutions and balance, and covers the political, fiscal, social, cultural, and armed forces lifetime of Europe.

This booklet presents a greater figuring out of recent Europe, the way it got here to be what it's, and the place it can be entering into the longer term.

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Lonely Planet France (Travel Guide)

By Nicola Williams, Oliver Berry, Gregor Clark, Stuart Butler, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Catherine Le Nevez, Emilie Filou, Kerry Chris

“A state that seduces tourists with its unfalteringly everyday tradition woven round café terraces, village-square markets and lace-curtained bistros with plat du jour (dish of the day) chalked at the board.” –Nicola Williams, Lonely Planet Writer

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8 authors
10 months of on-the-ground research
70 chateaux
Thousands of energy consumed
Pull-out urban map of Paris
Clear, easy-to-use maps
In-depth background
3D plans of iconic sights
Comprehensive making plans tools
Eat & Drink Like a neighborhood characteristic

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By Nicola Williams, Oliver Berry, Gregor Clark, Stuart Butler, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Catherine Le Nevez, Emilie Filou, Kerry Chris

“A state that seduces tourists with its unfalteringly everyday tradition woven round café terraces, village-square markets and lace-curtained bistros with plat du jour (dish of the day) chalked at the board.” –Nicola Williams, Lonely Planet Writer

Our Promise
You can belief our commute info simply because Lonely Planet authors stopover at the locations we write approximately, every variation. We by no means settle for freebies for optimistic assurance so that you can depend on us to inform it love it is.

Inside This Book

8 authors
10 months of on-the-ground research
70 chateaux
Thousands of energy consumed
Pull-out urban map of Paris
Clear, easy-to-use maps
In-depth background
3D plans of iconic sights
Comprehensive making plans tools
Eat & Drink Like a neighborhood characteristic

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The New Old World

By Perry Anderson

The New previous World seems to be on the historical past of the ecu Union, the middle continental nations inside it, and the difficulty of its additional growth into Asia. It opens with a attention of the origins and results of ecu integration because the moment international warfare, and the way today’s european has been theorized throughout quite a number modern disciplines. It then strikes to extra targeted bills of political and cultural advancements within the 3 imperative states of the unique universal Market—France, Germany and Italy. a 3rd part explores the interrelated histories of Cyprus and Turkey that pose a number one geopolitical problem to the group. The e-book ends by way of tracing rules of ecu team spirit from the Enlightenment to the current, and their referring to the way forward for the Union. The New outdated World deals a severe portrait of a continent now more and more hailed as an ethical and political instance to the realm at huge.

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By Perry Anderson

The New previous World seems to be on the historical past of the ecu Union, the middle continental nations inside it, and the difficulty of its additional growth into Asia. It opens with a attention of the origins and results of ecu integration because the moment international warfare, and the way today’s european has been theorized throughout quite a number modern disciplines. It then strikes to extra targeted bills of political and cultural advancements within the 3 imperative states of the unique universal Market—France, Germany and Italy. a 3rd part explores the interrelated histories of Cyprus and Turkey that pose a number one geopolitical problem to the group. The e-book ends by way of tracing rules of ecu team spirit from the Enlightenment to the current, and their referring to the way forward for the Union. The New outdated World deals a severe portrait of a continent now more and more hailed as an ethical and political instance to the realm at huge.

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Direct Democracy in Switzerland

By Gregory A. Fossedal

Only one state within the world--Switzerland--is a right away democracy, within which, to an quantity, the folk move their very own legislation, pass judgement on the constitutionality of statutes, or even have written, in influence, their very own structure. during this propitious quantity, Gregory Fossedal reviews at the politics and social textile of what James Bryce has known as "the country that has taken the democratic suggestion to its furthest extent." the teachings Fossedal provides, at a time of dissatisfaction with the function of cash and privileged elites in lots of Western democracies, are right away well timed and urgent.

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By Gregory A. Fossedal

Only one state within the world--Switzerland--is a right away democracy, within which, to an quantity, the folk move their very own legislation, pass judgement on the constitutionality of statutes, or even have written, in influence, their very own structure. during this propitious quantity, Gregory Fossedal reviews at the politics and social textile of what James Bryce has known as "the country that has taken the democratic suggestion to its furthest extent." the teachings Fossedal provides, at a time of dissatisfaction with the function of cash and privileged elites in lots of Western democracies, are right away well timed and urgent.

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The History of the Stasi: East Germany's Secret Police, 1945-1990

By Jens Gieseke

The East German Ministry for country safety stood for Stalinist oppression and all-encompassing surveillance. The "shield and sword of the party," it secured the guideline of the Communist get together for greater than 40 years, and by means of the Nineteen Eighties it had turn into the biggest secret-police gear on this planet, according to capita. Jens Gieseke tells the tale of the Stasi, a feared secret-police strength and a hugely expert intelligence carrier. He inquires into the mechanisms of dictatorship and the day by day results of surveillance and suspicion. Masterful and thorough without delay, he is taking the reader via this darkish bankruptcy of German postwar historical past, providing key details on perpetrators, informers, and sufferers. In an evaluation of post-communist reminiscence politics, he seriously discusses the implications of commencing the documents and the results of the Stasi debate in reunified Germany. an enormous advisor for learn on communist secret-police forces, this e-book is taken into account the normal reference paintings at the Stasi and has already been translated right into a variety of jap eu languages.

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By Jens Gieseke

The East German Ministry for country safety stood for Stalinist oppression and all-encompassing surveillance. The "shield and sword of the party," it secured the guideline of the Communist get together for greater than 40 years, and by means of the Nineteen Eighties it had turn into the biggest secret-police gear on this planet, according to capita. Jens Gieseke tells the tale of the Stasi, a feared secret-police strength and a hugely expert intelligence carrier. He inquires into the mechanisms of dictatorship and the day by day results of surveillance and suspicion. Masterful and thorough without delay, he is taking the reader via this darkish bankruptcy of German postwar historical past, providing key details on perpetrators, informers, and sufferers. In an evaluation of post-communist reminiscence politics, he seriously discusses the implications of commencing the documents and the results of the Stasi debate in reunified Germany. an enormous advisor for learn on communist secret-police forces, this e-book is taken into account the normal reference paintings at the Stasi and has already been translated right into a variety of jap eu languages.

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Top 10: Milan & the Lakes: The 10 Best of Everything (DK Eyewitness Travel Series)

By Reid Bramblett

DK Eyewitness shuttle consultant: best 10 Milan & The Lakes will lead you directly to the superior this zone has to provide. no matter if you're trying to find issues to not leave out on the best 10 attractions or are looking to locate the head position to consume, this consultant is definitely the right better half, taking the simplest of the published guidebook and including new eBook-only positive factors. depend upon dozens of best 10 lists--from the head 10 museums to the head 10 occasions and gala's. There's even a listing of the pinnacle 10 how one can stay away from the crowds.

The advisor is split via sector, every one with its personal photograph gallery and transparent maps pinpointing the pinnacle points of interest. you can also view each one situation in Google Maps if examining on an Internet-enabled equipment. Plan every day with our itineraries and notice the attractions in person components. You'll locate the insider wisdom you must discover each nook with DK Eyewitness go back and forth consultant: most sensible 10 Milan & The Lakes, now with a graceful new e-book layout.

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By Reid Bramblett

DK Eyewitness shuttle consultant: best 10 Milan & The Lakes will lead you directly to the superior this zone has to provide. no matter if you're trying to find issues to not leave out on the best 10 attractions or are looking to locate the head position to consume, this consultant is definitely the right better half, taking the simplest of the published guidebook and including new eBook-only positive factors. depend upon dozens of best 10 lists--from the head 10 museums to the head 10 occasions and gala's. There's even a listing of the pinnacle 10 how one can stay away from the crowds.

The advisor is split via sector, every one with its personal photograph gallery and transparent maps pinpointing the pinnacle points of interest. you can also view each one situation in Google Maps if examining on an Internet-enabled equipment. Plan every day with our itineraries and notice the attractions in person components. You'll locate the insider wisdom you must discover each nook with DK Eyewitness go back and forth consultant: most sensible 10 Milan & The Lakes, now with a graceful new e-book layout.

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Frommer's Budapest and the Best of Hungary (Frommer's Complete Guides)

By Ryan James

  • Budapest, woke up in 1989 after its lengthy shut eye at the back of the Iron Curtain, is now considered one of Europe's most well liked locations. It stands proudly on the heart of jap Europe's cultural rebirth, and better of all, it nonetheless ranks as one of many continent's most sensible bargains.
  • Frommer's Budapest & the Best of Hungary is meticulously up-to-date and revamped every 2 years (more usually than the competition).
  • Our writer, an established resident of Budapest, is a professor of Education and co-owner of a B&B at the Pest part of the city--and he loves not anything greater than to talk up his visitors and provides them recommendations for their journey. during this advisor, he collects all of his insider information and points you to the attractions, inns, and eating places to fit your tastes and price range, as though you have been one in all his guests. 
  • Explore the city's highlights on precise jogging excursions and learn concerning the lovely structure of either the city's well-known constructions and hidden treasures. and naturally, we have the entire info on Budapest's interesting nightlife (and hidden parties), its vivid arts scene, and its superb thermal baths and spas.
  • Frommer's Budapest & the easiest of Hungary  also covers the Danube Bend, the Lake Balaton quarter, Tokaji and the caves of Northeastern Hungary, and Pécs and the Mecsek Hills of Southern Hungary.  

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By Ryan James

  • Budapest, woke up in 1989 after its lengthy shut eye at the back of the Iron Curtain, is now considered one of Europe's most well liked locations. It stands proudly on the heart of jap Europe's cultural rebirth, and better of all, it nonetheless ranks as one of many continent's most sensible bargains.
  • Frommer's Budapest & the Best of Hungary is meticulously up-to-date and revamped every 2 years (more usually than the competition).
  • Our writer, an established resident of Budapest, is a professor of Education and co-owner of a B&B at the Pest part of the city--and he loves not anything greater than to talk up his visitors and provides them recommendations for their journey. during this advisor, he collects all of his insider information and points you to the attractions, inns, and eating places to fit your tastes and price range, as though you have been one in all his guests. 
  • Explore the city's highlights on precise jogging excursions and learn concerning the lovely structure of either the city's well-known constructions and hidden treasures. and naturally, we have the entire info on Budapest's interesting nightlife (and hidden parties), its vivid arts scene, and its superb thermal baths and spas.
  • Frommer's Budapest & the easiest of Hungary  also covers the Danube Bend, the Lake Balaton quarter, Tokaji and the caves of Northeastern Hungary, and Pécs and the Mecsek Hills of Southern Hungary.  

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