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The Reopening of the Western Mind

The Reopening of the Western Mind

Author : Charles Freeman
Publisher : Knopf
Release Date : 2022-02-22
Category : History
Excerpts : A monumental and exhilarating history of European thought from the end of Antiquity to the beginning of the Enlightenment--500 to 1700 AD--tracing the arc of intellectual history as it evolved, setting the stage for the modern era. Charles Freeman, lauded historical scholar and author of The Closing of the Western Mind ("...
A Violent Peace

A Violent Peace

Author : Carolyn N. Biltoft
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release Date : 2021-05-03
Category : History
Excerpts : "Confronted with the roiling changes of the post-WWI world--from growing stateless populations to the resurgence of right-wing movements--the League of Nations aimed to counteract dangerous conflicts between national interests and generate instead a transnational, cosmopolitan dialogue on truth and justice. Amid widespread anxiety over truth and falsehood, an army of ...
Time for Socialism

Time for Socialism

Author : Thomas Piketty
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release Date : 2021-10-26
Category : Business & Economics
Excerpts : A chronicle of recent events that have shaken the world, from the author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century Praise for Time for Socialism: "Lively, thought-provoking, grounded in facts, and resolutely optimistic--these essays grapple with the big questions of our time, from the rise of Trumpism and Brexit, to gender ...
Empires of the Weak

Empires of the Weak

Author : J C Sharman
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release Date : 2020-11-10
Category : Business & Economics
Excerpts : What accounts for the rise of the state, the creation of the first global system, and the dominance of the West? The conventional answer asserts that superior technology, tactics, and institutions forged by Darwinian military competition gave Europeans a decisive advantage in war over other civilizations from 1500 onward. In contrast, ...
European Integration

European Integration

Author : Johann P. Arnason
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Release Date : 2019-12-30
Category : Uncategorized
Excerpts : To understand the current difficulties and future prospects of European integration, multiple perspectives are required. The essays in this collection explore historical and geopolitical aspects of European integration and their relevance to interpretations of the current climate. They also examine the different regional dynamics of integration and the attitudes that ...
Ukraine and Russia

Ukraine and Russia

Author : Paul D'Anieri
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2019-10-31
Category : Political Science
Excerpts : D'Anieri explores the long-term dynamics of international conflict between Ukraine, Russia and the West, revealing the historic roots of the conflict over Ukraine. He demonstrates how the security dilemma, the impact of democratization on geopolitics, and the incompatible goals of a post-Cold War Europe have led to 'a new Cold ...
Paris and Other Disappointments

Paris and Other Disappointments

Author : Adam Rozenbachs
Publisher : Random House Australia
Release Date : 2019-08-20
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Excerpts : Sick of going overseas and enjoying himself, comedian Adam Rozenbachs decided he should take his father on the trip of a lifetime to Europe. For his dad, it was a chance to return to the place he hasn't seen fleeing post-war Germany as an immigrant. For Adam, it was a ...
Europe and the British Geographical Imagination  1760 1830

Europe and the British Geographical Imagination 1760 1830

Author : Paul Stock
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date : 2019-10
Category : History
Excerpts : Europe and the British Geographical Imagination, 1760-1830 explores what literate British people understood by the word 'Europe' in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Was Europe unified by shared religious heritage? Where were the edges of Europe? Was Europe primarily a commercial network or were there common political practices ...
Chaucer

Chaucer

Author : Marion Turner
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release Date : 2019-04-09
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Excerpts : More than any other canonical English writer, Geoffrey Chaucer lived and worked at the centre of political life--yet his poems are anything but conventional. Edgy, complicated, and often dark, they reflect a conflicted world, and their astonishing diversity and innovative language earned Chaucer renown as the father of English literature. ...
The Conquest of Ruins

The Conquest of Ruins

Author : Julia Hell
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2019-02-22
Category : Europe
Excerpts : Introduction. Post-Roman mimesis and the law of ruin -- After Carthage: the Roman empire, its rubble and ruins -- Post-Roman mimesis as conquest/besetzung: Charles V at Tunis, 1535 -- Post-Roman mimesis in the modern age: Cook's second voyage to the South Pacific and the French conquest of Egypt and Algeria ...
The Age of Questions

The Age of Questions

Author : Holly Case
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release Date : 2018-07-10
Category : History
Excerpts : A groundbreaking history of the Big Questions that dominated the nineteenth century In the early nineteenth century, a new age began: the age of questions. In the Eastern and Belgian questions, as much as in the slavery, worker, social, woman, and Jewish questions, contemporaries saw not interrogatives to be answered ...
Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration

Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration

Author : Catherine E. De Vries
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2018-02
Category : Uncategorized
Excerpts : The European Union (EU) is facing one of the rockiest periods in its existence. No time in its history has it looked so economically fragile, so unsecure about how to protect its borders, so divided over how to tackle the crisis of legitimacy facing its institutions, and so under assault ...