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Ion Bratianu: Romania: The Peace Conferences of 1919-23 and Their Aftermath Europe Romania Keith Hitchin Haus Publishing


8th July 2013 History Books 0 Comments
Keith Hitchin: Keith Hitchin is Professor of History at the University of Illinois. Amongst his more recent books is Rumania, 1866-1947, in the Oxford History of Modern Europe series (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994). He is currently at work on a History of Southeastern Europe, 1352- 1807, for the Oxford History of Early Modern Europe, and A Concise History of Romania for Cambridge University Press. In 1916 Romania was promised the whole of Transylvania in return for its entry into the war. Insisting on the fulfillment of this promise at Versailles, Ion Bratianu had a strained ...
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The Yugoslav Wars : Slovenia & Croatia 1991-95 Europe Slovenia Nigel Thomas Osprey Publishing


27th June 2013 History Books 3 Comments
"The two volumes of The Yugoslav Wars are handy references that help make sense of the many military forces and their dress." -Military Trader An unrivalled illustrated reference source on fighting men and commanders, past and present. Each volume is packed with full colour artwork, making military history uniquely accessible to enthusiasts of all ages. Osprey's examination of Slovenia and Croatia's armies' involvement in the Yugoslav Wars (1991-1995). Following the death of the Yugoslavian strongman President Tito in 1980, the several semi-autonomous republics and ...
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Kosovo Liberation Army: The Inside Story of an Insurgency Europe Albania Henry H. Perritt Jr. University of Illinois Press


24th June 2013 History Books 3 Comments
“A primer on the Kosovo liberation movement, the leaders of the movement ... and the nature of modern nationalist insurgencies.”--Military History"[Perritt] skillfully uses the story of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) as a vehicle to develop interesting and very relevant analyses about the nature of contemporary insurgencies and ways to respond to them, both internally and internationally."--Slavonic and East European Review The military intervention by NATO in Kosovo was portrayed in American media as a necessary step to prevent the Serbian armed forces from ...
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A History of Finland Europe Finland Henrik Meinander Columbia University Press


22nd June 2013 History Books 5 Comments
'Neither publisher nor author was lacking self-confidence when they decided to produce this survey of Finnish history. - Meinander is a master of elegant compression and writes with precision and subtlety. - The result is a genuinely entertaining read.' - Jukka Tarkka, Helsingin Sanomat, Helsinki 'A History of Finland is an extraordinarily readable and well-balanced book. Meinander's clarity of vision has placed Finland in a Nordic and European perspective as well as skilfully weaving political, economic and cultural developments into an integral whole.' - Lennart Berntson, Svenska ...
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Guerrilla Radio: Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio and Serbia’s Underground Resistance Europe Serbia Matthew Collin Nation Books


6th June 2013 History Books 5 Comments
"A welcome reminder that pop music really can be the soundtrack to revolution." -- Douglas Wolk, Blender, July 2002 This is a book about a group of Belgrades young idealists and their pirate radio station B92, who began with the naive desire to simply play music, but ended up facing two wars, economic sanctions, violent police and government crackdowns, the attentions of armed gangsters and neo-Nazi politicians, and ultimately became the leaders of an opposition movement forced into exile. Before Milosevic was finally ousted in October 2000, B92 would be shut down and resume ...
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Sicily: An Illustrated History ) Europe Italy Joseph F. Privitera Hippocrene Books


21st May 2013 History Books 24 Comments
Joseph F Privitera Sicily was the jewel of the Mediterranean, and Sicilians were the first civilized people of the Western World-here is their rich and diverse history in crisp prose and lively illustration. This concise history relates how Sicily rose to become the first independent, civilized nation of greater Italy, as well as home to many of the world's most distinguished philosophers, mathematicians, scientists, and artists. The narrative subsequently recounts the region's millennium-long decline at the hands of foreign invaders, its hard-won battle for freedom in 1860 under ...
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Juha Leiviska and the Continuity of Finnish Modern Architecture Europe Finland Malcolm Quantrill WileyAcademy 1st edition


21st May 2013 History Books 2 Comments
JUHA ILMARI LEIVISK? has enjoyed a distinguished career as one of Finland's leading architects. This book provides a perceptive account of his work to date, locating it within both Finnish modernism and that of Dutch De Stijl.Leivisk?'s profound interest in architectural history has not led him to mere imitation of historic forms: even in his faithful adherence to the principles of De Stijl he succeeds in dissolving its formal vocabulary of abstraction by his uncanny and totally unnerving use of daylight. What is reflected in Professor Quantrill's authoritative account is not only ...
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The Yugoslav Wars : Bosnia Kosovo and Macedonia 1992 – 2001 Europe Macedonia Nigel Thomas Osprey Publishing


3rd May 2013 History Books 4 Comments
"Overall this is a very detailed and informative publication from Osprey covering a conflict that stretched for much of the 1990s, yet one that is not strongly covered in the modelling world. Throughout this publication the authors provide the highest levels of detail and information backed up with a relatively detailed study of the overall situation these forces were involved in...This publication is suitable for Historians and Modellers alike with its unrivalled detail of unit formation/organisation, the history of the conflicts that took place and the superb colour plates and ...
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The Murder of Charles the Good Europe Belgium Galbert of Bruges Columbia University Press


16th April 2013 History Books 13 Comments
Text: English (translation) Original Language: Latin --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. James Bruce Ross was professor of history at Vassar College and the coeditor of The Portable Medieval Reader and The Portable Renaissance Reader. "And it should be known that I, Galbert, a notary, though I had no suitable place for writing, set down on tablets a summary of events... and in the midst of so much danger by night and conflict by day. I had to wait for moments of peace during the night or day to set in order the present account of events as they happened, and ...
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Hastening Toward Prague: Power and Society in the Medieval Czech Lands Europe Slovakia Lisa Wolverton University of Pennsylvania Press


13th April 2013 History Books 4 Comments
"An exemplary piece of work. . . . [Hastening Toward Prague] will interest any medieval, political, or social historian who picks it up and starts reading. It is beautifully written, clear, even elegant."—William Chester Jordan, Princeton University Lisa Wolverton teaches history at University of Oregon. This is the first comprehensive study in English of Czech society and politics in the High Middle Ages. It paints a vivid portrait of a flourishing Christian community in the decades between 1050 and 1200. Bohemia's social and political landscape remained remarkably cohesive, ...
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