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The Case of the Missing Statue - A Historical and Literary Study of the Stalin Monument in Prague

Autor: Hana Píchová

publisher: Arbor vitae

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This is a fascinating story of the cultural history of the Stalin monument told through archival and historical documents, interviews with those involved, literary treatments of the monument, and visual representations. What lessons does the case of Stalin in Prague tell us about cultural memory and forgetting? What does it tell us about the absurdities of totalitarian (and perhaps not

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Velvet Revolutions : An Oral History of Czech Society

Autor: Kolektiv autorů - Vaněk, M. , Mucke, P.

publisher: Oxford University Press

4.3 / 5
The Velvet Revolution in November 1989 brought about the collapse of the authoritarian communist regime in what was then Czechoslovakia. It also marks the beginning of the country's journey towards democracy. This book examines what the values in so-called real socialism were, as well as how citizens' values changed after the 1989 collapse. In Velvet Revolutions, Miroslav Vanek and Pavel Mucke

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The Invention of Nature: The Adventures Alexander von Humboldt

Autor: Andrea Wulf

publisher: Hodder (UK)

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Alexander von Humboldt (1769 - 1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infested Siberia. He came up with a radical vision of nature, that it was a complex and interconnected global force and did not exist for man's use alone.

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World Order: Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History

Autor: Henry Kissinger

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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"In World Order, Henry Kissinger - one of the leading practitioners of world diplomacy and author of On China - makes his monumental investigation into the 'tectonic plates' of global history and state relations.

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The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

Autor: Peter Frankopan

publisher: Bloomsbury (UK)

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From the rise and fall of empires in China, Persia, and Rome itself to the spread of Buddhism and advent of Christianity and Islam, right up to Western imperialism and the great wars of the twentieth century, this epic, magisterial work illuminates how the Silk Roads--the crossroads of the world, the meeting place of East and West--perhaps more than anything else, shaped global history over the

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For Lust Of Knowing: The Orientalists And Their Enemies

Autor: Robert Irwin

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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The publication of Edward Said's hugely influential Orientalism in 1981 called into question the entire history of the Western study of Islamic culture. Said's book condemned his scholarly tradition as an institution that presented inaccurate and demeaning representations of Islamic peoples, and came to dominate academic thinking.

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To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science

Autor: Steven Weinberg

publisher: Allen Lane (UK)

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In To Explain the World, pre-eminent theoretical physicist Steven Weinberg offers a rich and irreverent history of science from a unique perspective - that of a scientist. Moving from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad to Oxford, and from the Museum of Alexandria to the Royal Society of London, he shows that the scientists of the past not only did not understand what we understand about the

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Vodka Politics

Autor: Schrad, M. L.

publisher: Oxford University Press

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Russia is famous for its vodka, and its culture of extreme intoxication. But just as vodka is central to the lives of many Russians, it is also central to understanding Russian history and politics. In Vodka Politics, Mark Lawrence Schrad argues that debilitating societal alcoholism is not hard-wired into Russians' genetic code, but rather their autocratic political system, which has long wielded

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The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine

Autor: Serhii Plokhy

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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Ukraine is currently embroiled in a tense battle with Russia to preserve its economic and political independence. But today’s conflict is only the latest in a long history of battles over Ukraine’s existence as a sovereign nation. As award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy argues in The Gates of Europe, we must examine Ukraine’s past in order to understand its fraught present and likely future.

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Saladin: The Life, the Legend and the Islamic Empire

Autor: John Man

publisher: Bantam Press (UK)

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Saladin, who united the Arabs and saved Islam from Christian crusaders in the 12th century, is the Islamic world’s preeminent hero. Ruthless in defence of his faith, brilliant in leadership, he also possessed qualities that won admiration from his Christian foes. He knew the limits of violence, showing such tolerance and generosity that many Europeans, appalled at the brutality of their own

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Habsburg Empire : A New History

Autor: Judson, Pieter M.

publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

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In a panoramic and pioneering reappraisal, Pieter Judson shows why the Habsburg Empire mattered so much, for so long, to millions of Central Europeans. Across divides of language, religion, region, and history, ordinary women and men felt a common attachment to their empire, while bureaucrats, soldiers, politicians, and academics devised inventive solutions to the challenges of governing Europe s

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Latin : Story of a World Language

Autor: Leonhardt, J.

publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

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The mother tongue of the Roman Empire and the lingua franca of the West for centuries afterward, Latin survives today primarily in classrooms and texts. Yet this "dead language" is unique in the influence it has exerted across centuries and continents. Jurgen Leonhardt offers the story of the first "world language," from antiquity to the present."

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What is Global History?

Autor: Conrad, S.

publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

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Until very recently, historians have looked at the past with the tools of the nineteenth century. But globalization has fundamentally altered our ways of knowing, and it is no longer possible to study nations in isolation or to understand world history as emanating from the West. This book reveals why the discipline of global history has emerged as the most dynamic and innovative field in

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The Age of the Vikings

Autor: Winroth, A.

publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

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The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships to explore. The Age of the Vikings tells the full story of this exciting period in history. Drawing on a wealth of written, visual, and

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The Ottoman Endgame

Autor: Sean McMeekin

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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The Ottoman Endgame is the first, and definitive, single-volume history of the Ottoman empire's decade-long war for survival. Beginning with Italy's invasion of Ottoman Tripoli in September 1911, the opening salvo in what would soon spiral into a European conflict, the book concludes with the establishment of Turkish independence in the Treaty of Lausanne, 1923.

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Cambridge History of Russia: V2, Imperial Russia, 1689-1917

Autor: Lieven, D.

publisher: Cambridge University Press

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The second volume of The Cambridge History of Russia covers the imperial period (1689-1917). It encompasses political, economic, social, cultural, diplomatic, and military history. All the major Russian social groups have separate chapters and the volume also includes surveys on the non-Russian peoples and the government's policies towards them. It addresses themes such as women, law,

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Cambridge History of Russia: V1, from Early Rus' to 1689

Autor: Perrie, M.

publisher: Cambridge University Press

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This first volume of the Cambridge History of Russia covers the period from early ('Kievan') Rus' to the start of Peter the Great's reign in 1689. It surveys the development of Russia through the Mongol invasions to the expansion of the Muscovite state in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and deals with political, social, economic and cultural issues under the Riurikid and early Romanov

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Cambridge History of Russia: V3, the Twentieth Century

Autor: Suny, Ronald G.

publisher: Cambridge University Press

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The third volume of The Cambridge History of Russia provides an authoritative political, intellectual, social and cultural history of the trials and triumphs of Russia and the Soviet Union during the twentieth century. It encompasses not only the ethnically Russian part of the country but also the non-Russian peoples of the tsarist and Soviet multinational states and of the post-Soviet republics.

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Ministers at War : Winston Churchill and His War Cabinet

Autor: Schneer, J.

publisher: TBS

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After the defeat of France in May 1940, only one nation stood between Nazi Germany and total domination of Europe - Britain. This is the gripping story of Winston Churchill's wartime government, an emergency coalition of Conservatives, Labour, Liberals and men of no party, assembled to see Britain through the war. A chronicle not only of their successful efforts to work together but also

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July 1914: Countdown to War

Autor: Sean McMeekin

publisher: Icon Books (UK)

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When a Serbian-backed assassin gunned down Archduke Franz Ferdinand in late June 1914, the world seemed unmoved. Even Ferdinand’s own uncle, Franz Josef I, was notably ambivalent about the death of the Hapsburg heir, saying simply, “It is God’s will.” Certainly, there was nothing to suggest that the episode would lead to conflict—much less a world war of such massive and horrific proportions that

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Insurections en France

Autor: Hussey, A.

publisher: HACH-INTER

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Le 27 octobre 2005, deux adolescents trouvent la mort, électrocutés en cherchant a fuir un contrôle de police a Clichy-sous-Bois. Aussitôt, des violences éclatent dans les communes avoisinantes et tres vite, dans de nombreuses zones urbaines a travers tout le pays. Les troubles sont si graves que le gouvernement doit décréter l'état d'urgence en vertu d'une loi qui avait été votée, coincidence

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Abusir III

Autor: Verner M.

publisher: Karolinum

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The pyramid complex of Queen Khenthaus, a key personage of the 5th dynasty, was discovered by the Czech Institute of Egyptology in 1976.This handsome volume provides complete publication of the complex and includes architectural study, finds and a discussion on the role of Khentkaus and typology of her tomb when compared to other queens of the Egyptian Old Kingdom.

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Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology

Autor: Bárta M.

publisher: Karolinum

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During 2004 a conference dedicated to the history, art, archaeology and language of the Old Kingdom Egypt (2700 – 2200 B.C.) was organised by the Czech Institute of Egyptology in Prague. The forthcoming publication makes available a representative overview of the latest research and trends presented by more then thirty Egyptologists, most of them leading experts in their respective fields of

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Abusir XI

Autor: Krejčí J.

publisher: Karolinum

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The results of the long-lasting archaeological exploration of the mastaba of Ptahshepses, one of the largest nonroyal Old Kingdom tombs, will be published in this volume. The book will deal primarily with the survey of the complex architecture of this funerary monument, paying attention to all important features of this in many respects unique building. The aspects of its architectural

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