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A Short History of the Weimar Republic

A Short History of the Weimar Republic Author Colin Storer
ISBN-10 9781780761763
Release 2013-05-28
Pages 239
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It is impossible to understand the history of modern Europe without some knowledge of the Weimar Republic. The fourteen-year period of democracy was marked by unstable government, economic crisis and the rise of extremist politics. Yet at the same time a vibrant cultural scene flourished, which continues to influence the international art world.

A Short History of the Spanish Civil War

A Short History of the Spanish Civil War Author Julian Casanova
ISBN-10 9780857733047
Release 2014-03-30
Pages 240
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The years of the Spanish Civil War filled twentieth-century Spain with hope, frustration and drama. Not only did it pit countryman against countryman, and neighbour against neighbour, but from 1936-39 this bitterly contended struggle sucked in competing and seemingly atavistic forces that were soon to rage across the face of Europe, and then the rest of the world: nationalism and republicanism; communism and fascism; anarchism and monarchism; anti-clerical reformism and aristocratic Catholic conservatism. The ‘Guerra Civil’ is of enduring interest precisely because it represents much more than just a regional contest for power and governmental legitimacy. It has come to be seen as a seedbed for the titanic political struggles and larger social upheavals that scarred the entire twentieth century. In elegant and accessible prose, Julián Casanova tells the gripping story of these years of anguish and trauma, which hit the country with a force hitherto unknown at any time in Spain’s history. Charting the most significant events and battles alongside the main players in the tragedy, he provides answers to some of the pressing questions (such as the roots and extent of anti-clerical violence) that have been asked in the seventy years that have passed since the painful defeat of the Second Republic.

The Weimar Republic

The Weimar Republic Author Detlev J. K. Peukert
ISBN-10 0809015560
Release 1993-09
Pages 334
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Offers a political, social, and economic analysis of the Weimar Republic and explores how a politically liberal and culturally progressive advanced society could slide into fascism.

Women in the Weimar Republic

Women in the Weimar Republic Author Helen Boak
ISBN-10 9781526101617
Release 2015-11-01
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The first comprehensive survey of women in the Weimar Republic, this book explores the diversity and multiplicity of women's experiences in the economy, politics and society. These fourteen years of political, economic and cultural turbulence marked great changes in the lives, expectations and perceptions of German women, in the form of new opportunities in employment, education and political life and greater social freedoms, all played out in the media spotlight. Drawing heavily on archival and primary source material, and engaging throughout with the most recent research, this book examines these changes, opportunities, expectations, perceptions, prejudices and the media and cultural representations of the 'new woman' within a single, coherent analysis of women's role. As a starting point, the book discusses the significance of women's experiences in the First World War for their subsequent position in Weimar Germany, before detailing the contribution to political life and culture that was formally opened to them by the revolution. Subsequent chapters explore women's role in employment, the family and reproduction, and as producers and consumers of Weimar's mass culture. It portrays the Weimar Republic as a progressive period for young, urban women, which was stalled in 1933. This book will be essential reading for students and researchers of German women in the early twentieth century and will also appeal to anyone interested in the Weimar Republic and women's history.

Remittances Gender and Development

Remittances  Gender and Development Author Julie Vullnetari
ISBN-10 9781848854871
Release 2011-08-15
Pages 232
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Migration in the modern world, rather than being seen as a symptom or result of underdevelopment, is now understood more as a route towards development and a strategy for alleviating poverty. This study of Albania is particularly significant in this new debate on migration and development as, since the fall of communism, remittances have been a major supporter of the Albanian economy, sustaining many Albanian families, especially in rural areas. The authors thus focus on the socio-cultural context of remittances, and explore how gender emerges as a powerful facet in the processes of development. It will therefore be of interest to scholars and students in Migration Studies, Development Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, and Anthropology, as well as offering vital analysis for policy-makers, donors, and civil society activists engaged in development planning and migration management.

Britain and the Weimar Republic

Britain and the Weimar Republic Author Colin Storer
ISBN-10 9780857718488
Release 2010-09-30
Pages 264
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Between the two world wars, Germany managed - despite all the political upheavals it was experiencing - to attract extremely large numbers of British travellers and tourists. During the Weimar period in particular, Germany attracted visitors from virtually every section of British society. Previous research into British interactions with the Weimar Republic has tended to focus, to the point of exclusivity, on official attitudes towards Germany or the lives and works of a few individual authors and statesmen. In particular, research into British intellectual engagement with the Weimar Republic has been focused on the writings, attitudes and activities of Christopher Isherwood and the ‘Berlin Bloomsbury’ set. Indeed, Isherwood’s ‘Berlin Novels’ have become transfigured in the minds of many as the archetypal image of the Republic, as works of history rather than fiction. Yet this has meant that the true extent and diversity of British intellectual interaction with Weimar Germany has not been appreciated._x000D_ _x000D_ This book moves away from this traditional focus to provide the first broad comparative study of British intellectual attitudes towards Weimar Germany. It stresses the diversity of British travel to and interaction with the Republic; whilst also highlighting areas of commonality in these attitudes. Above all it seeks to establish why the Weimar Republic was so appealing to such a variety of individuals. It identifies key trends and themes running through the contemporary British discourse on the Republic - such as modernity, youth and rebellion, decadence, crisis and victimhood - and relates these to wider cultural trends in the interwar period. _x000D_ _x000D_ Based on wide-ranging research encompassing unpublished documents, diaries and letters, autobiographical writings, travel writing, works of fiction and newspaper reports, this book challenges the received understanding of the ‘inevitable collapse’ of the Republic and deals with a wide range of rich personalities, many of whom have been long overshadowed by Isherwood and his circle.

The Making of a Nazi Hero

The Making of a Nazi Hero Author Daniel Siemens
ISBN-10 9780857733139
Release 2013-02-02
Pages 336
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On 14 January 1930, Horst Wessel, a young and ambitious member of the SA was shot at close range at his home in Berlin. Although the crime was never completely solved, the murder was most likely committed by a group of communists with close ties to the city’s gangland. Wessel later died from his injuries. Joseph Goebbels, whose attention had already been drawn to Wessel as a possible future Nazi leader, was the first to recognize the propaganda potential of the case. ‘A young martyr for the Third Reich’ he wrote in his diary on 23 February 1930 immediately after receiving the news of Wessel’s death. This was the beginning of the myth-making that transformed an ordinary individual into a masculine role model for an entire generation._x000D_ Two months later, thousands of people lined the streets for Wessel’s funeral parade and Goebbels delivered a graveside eulogy. In the years that followed - and as Nazi power increased - Horst Wessel became the hero of the Nazi movement - with his elaborate memorial quickly becoming a site of pilgrimage. The song Die Fahne Hoch for which Wessel had written the lyrics (and which subsequently became popularly known as the Horst Wessel Song) became the official Nazi party anthem and the Berlin district of Friedrichshain, where Wessel was murdered was renamed Horst-Wessel-Stadt in his honour. Numerous biographies and films followed._x000D_ Using previously unseen material, Daniel Siemens provides a fascinating and gripping account of the background to Horst Wessel’s murder and uncovers how and why the Nazis made him a political hero. He examines the Horst Wessel ‘cult’ which emerged in the aftermath of Wessel’s death and the murders of revenge, particularly against Communists, committed by the SA and Gestapo after 1933. At the same time, the story of Horst Wessel provides a portrait of the Nazi propaganda machine at its most effective and most chilling.

A Short History of the Russian Revolution

A Short History of the Russian Revolution Author Geoffrey Swain
ISBN-10 9781786721884
Release 2017-01-30
Pages 256
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In 1917 revolutionary fervour swept through Russia, ending centuries of imperial rule and instigating political and social changes that would lead to the formation of the Soviet Union. Arising out of proletariat discontent with the Tsarist autocracy and Lenin’s proclaimed version of a Marxist ideology, the revolutionary period saw a complete overhaul of Russian politics and society and led directly to the ensuing civil war. The Soviet Union eventually became the world’s first communist state and the events of 1917 proved to be one of the turning-points in world history, setting in motion a chain of events which would change the entire course of the twentieth century. Geoffrey Swain provides a concise yet thorough overview of the revolution and the path to civil war. By looking, with fresh perspectives, on the causes of the revolution, as well as the international response, Swain provides a new interpretation of the events of 1917, published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the revolution.

Rethinking the Weimar Republic

Rethinking the Weimar Republic Author Anthony McElligott
ISBN-10 9781849664417
Release 2013-12-19
Pages 384
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"McElligott's impressive mastery of an enormous body of research guides him on a distinctive path through the dense thickets of Weimar historiography to a provocative new interpretation of the nature of authority in Germany's first democracy.Â?? Sir Ian Kershaw, Emeritus Professor of Modern History at the University of Sheffield, UK This study challenges conventional approaches to the history of the Weimar Republic by stretching its chronological-political parameters from 1916 to 1936, arguing that neither 1918 nor 1933 constituted distinctive breaks in early 20th-century German history. This book: - Covers all of the key debates such as inheritance of the past, the nature of authority and culture - Rethinks topics of traditional concern such as the economy, Article 48, the Nazi vote and political violence - Discusses hitherto neglected areas, such as provincial life and politics, the role of law and Republican cultural politics

Lisbon City of the Sea

Lisbon  City of the Sea Author Jack Malcolm
ISBN-10 9780857714411
Release 2007-06-29
Pages 224
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Lisbon: city of the sea is a beautifully written portrait of a much loved city, from its origins in Greek legend to the present day. Malcolm Jack vividly captures the rich and unique history of this haunting and attractive port whose prominent position on the Tagus estuary has inextricablybound its character with the sea. Lisbon is a city of steep inclines and complicated, unsymmetrical streets that criss-cross the hills only in the Baixa area near the river and in the more modern, northern part of the city does any form of a grid system appear. It has enjoyed a political history that has directed Portugal’s focus more overseas than inland towards continental Europe, in part because of Spain’s geographical position. Thus the city has been stretched in one direction toward Brazil and in another toward the Cape of Good Hope and from there to Asia and the East. Beginning with its earliest inhabitants, Jack traces the city’s life through its imperial success in the sixteenth century and the devastating earthquake that humbled the city and shocked Europe in 1755 to its current position as a vibrant and successful European capital. Lisbon’s romantic atmosphere has captured the imaginations of foreigners through the ages._x000D_ Poets, writers and musicians have all drawn inspiration from different parts of Lisbon. This sensitive exploration of the city’s many aspects draws out its cosmopolitan nature, as well as its colourful culture and self-image and brings us closer to understanding its true spirit. Engaging and accessible, this book will appeal to Lisbon’s many visitors as well as anyone interested in European history._x000D_ _x000D_ ‘Malcolm Jack is a surefooted and erudite guide to the labyrinth of historical Lisbon. _x000D_ The city’s Moorish past, the age of discovery when Lisbon was the harbour from which the limits of the world were explored, the architectural splendours of the Manueline age, the desolation of the great earthquake of 1755, the Grand Tours of Beckford and Byron, the weird urban fantasies of Pessoa, the hauntingly nostalgic airs of fado _x000D_ - all are conjured up in this splendid book.’_x000D_ Robert Irwin, Historian, Arabist and novelist_x000D_ _x000D_ ‘A scholarly yet highly entertaining introduction to Lisbon. The author constantly draws on his extensive knowledge of contemporary travel literature but his main source of description and insight derives from his own, direct observation of all _x000D_ the nooks and crannies of old Lisbon and his unique ability to capture the spirit _x000D_ of the place. Recommended as essential reading for Lisbon lovers, prospective travellers, Lusophiles and others.’ _x000D_ Professor João Almeida Flor, University of Lisbon

A Short History of the American Revolutionary War

A Short History of the American Revolutionary War Author Stephen Conway
ISBN-10 9781848858138
Release 2013-05-28
Pages 221
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"Ideologically defined by the colonists' formal Declaration of Independence in 1776, the struggle has taken on something of a mythic character. From the Boston Tea Party to Paul Revere's ride to raise the countryside of New England against the march of the Redcoats; and from the American travails of Bunker Hill (1775) to the final humiliation of the British at Yorktown (1781), the entire contest is now emblematic of American national identity. Stephen Conway shows that, beyond mythology, this was more than just a local conflict: rather a titanic struggle between France and Britain. The Thirteen Colonies were merely one frontline of an extended theatre of operations, with each superpower aiming to deliver the knockout blow. This bold new history recognizes the war as the Revolution but situates it on the wider, global canvas of European warfare."--Publisher's website.

The Propaganda War in the Rhineland

The Propaganda War in the Rhineland Author Peter Collar
ISBN-10 9781780763460
Release 2013-04-15
Pages 330
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Piecing together a fractured European continent after World War I, the Versailles Peace Treaty stipulated the long term occupation of the Rhineland by Allied troops. This occupation, perceived as a humiliation by the political right, caused anger and dismay in Germany and an aggressive propaganda war broke out - heightened by an explosion of vicious racist propaganda against the use of non-European colonial troops by France in the border area. These troops, the so-called Schwarze Schmach or "Black humiliation" raised questions of race and the Other in a Germany which was to be torn apart by racial anger in the decades to come. Here, in the first English-language book on the subject, Peter Collar uses the propaganda posters, letters and speeches to reconstruct the nature and organization of a propaganda campaign conducted against a background of fractured international relations and turbulent internal politics in the early years of the Weimar Republic. This will be essential reading for students and scholars of Weimar Germany and those interested in Race and Politics in the early 20th Century.


Dreadnought Author Robert K. Massie
ISBN-10 9780307819932
Release 2012-06-27
Pages 1040
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A gripping chronicle of the personal and national rivalries that led to the twentieth century’s first great arms race, from Pulitzer Prize winner Robert K. Massie With the biographer’s rare genius for expressing the essence of extraordinary lives, Massie brings to life a crowd of glittery figures: the single-minded Admiral von Tirpitz; the young, ambitious Winston Churchill; the ruthless, sycophantic Chancellor Bernhard von Bülow; Britain’s greatest twentieth-century foreign secretary, Sir Edward Grey; and Jacky Fisher, the eccentric admiral who revolutionized the British navy and brought forth the first true battleship, the H.M.S. Dreadnought. Their story, and the story of the era, filled with misunderstandings, missed opportunities, and events leading to unintended conclusions, unfolds like a Greek tragedy in this powerful narrative. Intimately human and dramatic, Dreadnought is history at its most riveting. Praise for Dreadnought “Dreadnought is history in the grand manner, as most people prefer it: how people shaped, or were shaped by, events.”—Time “A classic [that] covers superbly a whole era . . . engrossing in its glittering gallery of characters.”—Chicago Sun-Times “[Told] on a grand scale . . . Massie [is] a master of historical portraiture and anecdotage.”—The Wall Street Journal “Brilliant on everything he writes about ships and the sea. It is Massie’s eye for detail that makes his nautical set pieces so marvelously evocative.”—Los Angeles Times

The Prospect Before Her

The Prospect Before Her Author Olwen Hufton
ISBN-10 9780307791948
Release 2011-06-15
Pages 672
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Already hailed by English critics as "one of the most important works of history to be published since the Second World War, " Olwen Hufton's fascinating and brilliantly learned study begins, in this first of two volumes, with a wide ranging exploration of women's fate in Western Europe from medieval times to the early modern age. of illustrations. From the Hardcover edition.

Then Horror Came Into Her Eyes

  Then Horror Came Into Her Eyes     Author Claudia Glunz
ISBN-10 9783847003410
Release 2014-08-13
Pages 246
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Then Horror Came Into Her Eyes has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Then Horror Came Into Her Eyes also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Then Horror Came Into Her Eyes book for free.

Echoes from the Dead Zone

Echoes from the Dead Zone Author Yiannis Papadakis
ISBN-10 185043428X
Release 2005-06-11
Pages 257
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He focused on Nicosia where the people who used to live together in one neighbourhood found themselves separated by a 'Dead Zone', two armies and a UN force. His was a journey to the various sides of the Dead Zone and to the various zones of the dead, the realms of memory and history. This book is the account of that journey."--Jacket.

Weimar Germany

Weimar Germany Author Eric D. Weitz
ISBN-10 9780691184357
Release 2018-09-04
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Thoroughly up-to-date, skillfully written, and strikingly illustrated, Weimar Germany brings to life an era of unmatched creativity in the twentieth century—one whose influence and inspiration still resonate today. Eric Weitz has written the authoritative history that this fascinating and complex period deserves, and he illuminates the uniquely progressive achievements and even greater promise of the Weimar Republic. Weitz reveals how Germans rose from the turbulence and defeat of World War I and revolution to forge democratic institutions and make Berlin a world capital of avant-garde art. He explores the period’s groundbreaking cultural creativity, from architecture and theater, to the new field of "sexology"—and presents richly detailed portraits of some of the Weimar’s greatest figures. Weimar Germany also shows that beneath this glossy veneer lay political turmoil that ultimately led to the demise of the republic and the rise of the radical Right. Yet for decades after, the Weimar period continued to powerfully influence contemporary art, urban design, and intellectual life—from Tokyo to Ankara, and Brasilia to New York. Featuring a new preface, this comprehensive and compelling book demonstrates why Weimar is an example of all that is liberating and all that can go wrong in a democracy.