Were You Born on the Wrong Continent?: How the European Model Can Help You Get a Life

Try to visualize your lifestyles in a full-blown ecu social democracy, in particular the German model. unfastened public items, a little employee keep watch over, and whopping alternate surpluses? Social democracy doesn’t sound too undesirable. Were You Born at the improper Continent? finds the place you've gotten been happier—or not less than had break day to be unsatisfied effectively. It explains why americans may still concentrate on Germany, the place usual humans can paintings 300 to 400 hours a 12 months lower than we do and also have some of the most aggressive economies within the world.

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Human Rights and Revolutions

Now in a revised and up-to-date version with additional unique chapters, this acclaimed booklet presents an interdisciplinary standpoint at the complicated hyperlinks among progressive struggles and human rights discourses and practices. protecting occasions as a ways faraway from each other in time and house because the English Civil warfare, the Parisian upheavals of 1789, Latin American independence struggles, and protests in overdue twentieth-century China, the members discover the paradoxes of progressive and human rights initiatives.

The ebook convincingly indicates the ways that revolutions have either helped spur new advances in puzzling over human rights and produced regimes that dedicate a number abuses. supplying an strangely balanced research of the adjustments through the years in conceptions of human rights in Western and non-Western contexts, this paintings deals a distinct window into the historical past of the realm in the course of sleek instances and a clean context for figuring out present day urgent issues.

Contributions by: Florence Bernault, Mark Philip Bradley, Sumit Ganguly, Greg Grandin, James N. eco-friendly, Lynn Hunt, Yanni Kotsonis, Timothy McDaniel, Kristin Ross, Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, Alexander Woodside, Marilyn B. younger, David Zaret, and Michael Zuckert

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Europe in the High Middle Ages, 1150-1309 (2nd Edition)

By John H. Mundy

Europe within the excessive center a while, 1150-1309 (General heritage of Europe) (Second edition)

Europe within the excessive center a long time is likely one of the most unusual and private volumes within the set. instead of pursue a chronological narrative of occasions, Professor Mundy has as an alternative supplied a bright portrait of social, fiscal, political and highbrow lifetime of Latin Christendom within the interval. totally revised and up-to-date within the gentle of the most recent examine this moment variation keeps its attraction and should turn out worthwhile to a brand new iteration of readers.

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Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires: the History of Corpse Medicine from the Renaissance to the Victorians

By Richard Sugg

Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires charts in vibrant aspect the principally forgotten background of ecu corpse medication, whilst kings, girls, gents, clergymen and scientists prescribed, swallowed or wore human blood, flesh, bone, fats, brains and epidermis opposed to epilepsy, bruising, wounds, sores, plague, melanoma, gout and depression.

One factor we're not often taught in class is that this: James I refused corpse drugs; Charles II made his personal corpse drugs; and Charles i used to be made into corpse drugs. starting from the execution scaffolds of Germany and Scandinavia, during the courts and laboratories of Italy, France and Britain, to the battlefields of Holland and eire, and directly to the tribal man-eating of the Americas, Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires argues that the true cannibals have been actually the Europeans. Medicinal cannibalism utilised the bold weight of ecu technology, publishing, exchange networks and trained idea. for lots of, it was once additionally an emphatically Christian phenomenon. And, when corpse medication has occasionally been offered as a medieval treatment, it used to be at its top throughout the social and medical revolutions of early-modern Britain. It survived good into the eighteenth century, and among the bad it lingered stubbornly on into the time of Queen Victoria. This cutting edge ebook brings to existence a bit recognized and sometimes anxious a part of human historical past.

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Making the Market: Victorian Origins of Corporate Capitalism (Cambridge Studies in Economic History - Second Series)

By Paul Johnson

Company capitalism was once invented in nineteenth-century Britain; lots of the industry associations that we take without any consideration this day - restricted businesses, stocks, inventory markets, accountants, monetary newspapers - have been Victorian creations. So have been the ethical codes, the behavioural assumptions, the foundations of thumb and the unstated agreements that made this industry constitution paintings. This cutting edge examine offers the 1st built-in research of the beginning of those formative capitalist associations, and divulges why they have been conceived and the way they have been developed. It explores the ethical, fiscal and criminal assumptions that supported this formal institutional constitution, and which proceed to form the company economic system of this present day. Tracing the institutional development of the company financial system in Victorian Britain and demonstrating that the various perceived difficulties of recent capitalism - monetary fraud, reckless hypothesis, over the top remuneration - have transparent old precedents, it is a significant contribution to the commercial background of contemporary Britain.

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In Europa: Reizen door de twintigste eeuw

By Geert Mak

From the 1st global struggle to the waning days of the chilly battle, a poignant exploration on what it skill to be ecu on the finish of the twentieth-century. Geert Mak crisscrosses Europe from Verdun to Berlin, SaintPetersburg to Srebrenica looking for facts and witnesses of the final hundred years of Europe. utilizing his abilities as an acclaimed journalist, Mak locates the smaller, own tales in the epic arc ofhistory-talking to a former ticket-taker on the gates of the Birkenau focus camp or noting the neat rows of tiny sneakers within the deserted nursery institution within the shadow of Chernobyl. His new angle makes thereader an eyewitness to a half-forgotten previous, choked with unknown peculiarities, unexpected insights and touching encounters. Sweeping in scale, yet intimate intimately "In Europe" is amasterpiece.

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The Lights that Failed: European International History 1919-1933 (Oxford History of Modern Europe)

The peace treaties represented a nearly most unlikely try to clear up the issues attributable to a murderous global battle. In The lighting that Failed: eu foreign background 1919-1933, a part of the Oxford background of recent Europe sequence, Steiner demanding situations the typical assumption that the Treaty of Versailles resulted in the outlet of a moment eu battle. In a extensively unique method, this publication characterizes the Nineteen Twenties now not as a annoyed prelude to a moment worldwide clash yet as a desirable decade in its personal correct, whilst politicians and diplomats strove to re-assemble a conceivable eu order. Steiner examines the efforts that failed but in addition these which gave desire for destiny promise, a lot of that are often underestimated, if now not overlooked. She indicates that an equilibrium was once completed, attained among a partial American withdrawal from Europe and the self-imposed constraints which the Soviet method imposed on exporting revolution. The stabilization painfully accomplished in Europe reached it fragile limits after 1925, even ahead of the monetary crises that engulfed the continent. The hinge years among the nice crash of 1929 and Hitler's fulfillment of strength in 1933 devastatingly altered the stability among nationalism and internationalism. This wide-ranging learn is helping us grab the decisive phases during this procedure.

In a moment quantity, The Triumph of the evening , Steiner will study the quick lead as much as the second one global struggle and its early years.

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Hostels European Cities: The Only Comprehensive, Unofficial, Opinionated Guide (Hostels Series)

The merely complete, Unofficial, Opinionated Guide




Praise for the Hostels series


“These books are super-useful! What to do, the best way to get there, and what it’s like, all rolled into one. You can’t get this knowledge multi function position anyplace else!”
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Here is the impartial lowdown on greater than two hundred hostels all through Europe. From Vienna to Lisbon, Prague to Edinburgh, Berlin to Paris—more than thirty towns are coated. even if you’re seeking to celebration or simply trying to find a fresh, quiet, reasonable position to crash, this consultant gets you precisely the place you must pass.


Inside you’ll find:

- At-a-glance ratings
- Candid descriptions
- neighborhood Must-sees
- What’s nearby


Hostels eu Cities additionally tells you which ones hostels offer such “extras” asInternet entry, kitchen and laundry amenities, motorbike rentals—and more!


Easy-to-read icons are incorporated for:


- beautiful common setting
- Ecologically aware hostel
- enhanced kitchen facilities or nice cafe/restaurant
- Offbeat or eccentric place
- more suitable bathroom facilities
- Romantic deepest rooms
- cozy beds
- a very low-priced
- Wheelchair accessible
- solid for business travelers
- in particular well suited for households
- sturdy for active travelers
- visible arts at hostel or nearby
- song at hostel or nearby
- nice hostel for skiers
- Bar or pub at hostel or nearby
- Editors’ choice: among our very favourite hostels



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The Lords of Human Kind (critique influence change)

When ecu explorers went out into the area to open up exchange routes and determine colonies, they introduced again even more than silks and spices, cotton and tea. unavoidably, they got here into touch with the peoples of alternative elements of the realm and shaped perspectives of them sometimes admiring, extra frequently adversarial or contemptuous.

Using a beautiful array of assets - missionaries' memoirs, the letters of diplomats' better halves, explorers' diaries and the paintings of writers as varied as Voltaire, Thackeray, Oliver Goldsmith and, in fact, Kipling - Victor Kiernan teases out the whole diversity of eu attitudes to different peoples. Erudite, ironic and worldwide in its scope, The Lords of Human Kind has been a huge impression on a new release of historians and cultural critics and is a landmark within the background of Eurocentrism.

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Portugal (Insight Guides)

With its dramatic beach, sun-kissed shorelines and stylish climate, Portugal has no cause to envy its Spanish neighbor. Golfers wishing to perform their placing abilities should be spoilt for selection with most excellent classes, lodges and motels. those that want cafés, tradition and castles will head for the capital Lisbon, a pleasant blend of old-world appeal, neighborhood colour and smooth facilities – all of this washed down with a tumbler of good port. This up to date version indicates you the way to get the main from your journey to Portugal. Be encouraged via our lovely images and Best of Portugal part, which highlights unmissable points of interest and reviews. a close Places section covers the whole kingdom intimately, with full-color maps, displaying you the place to head and what to do. Our selective listings consultant you to the easiest and such a lot genuine inn and restaurants.

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