Category «Europe»

Download E-books A Concise History of Modern Europe: Liberty, Equality, Solidarity PDF

By David S. Mason

Highlighting the major occasions, rules, and participants that experience formed smooth Europe, this clean and energetic e-book presents a succinct background of the continent from the Enlightenment to the current. Drawing at the enduring subject matter of revolution, David S. Mason explores the motives and effects of revolution: political, fiscal, and clinical; the advance of human rights; and problems with eu identification and integration. He intentionally avoids an in depth chronology of each kingdom and period of time by means of emphasizing the main an important occasions in shaping modern Europe. Fourteen centred chapters handle such topical matters because the Enlightenment; the French Revolution and Napoleon; the commercial Revolution; the theories and effect of Marx and Darwin; the revolutions of 1848, 1917, and 1989; the unifications of Germany and Italy; eu imperialism; the 2 global Wars; the chilly conflict and decolonization; and the evolution and enlargement of the eu Union. Any reader desiring a huge evaluation of the sweep of ecu heritage given that 1789 will locate this booklet, released in a primary version less than the name Revolutionary Europe, an interesting and cohesive narrative.

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Download E-books Can-Cans, Cats and Cities of Ash (Penguin Great Journeys) PDF

By Mark Twain

One of many nice derisive monuments to the imbecilities of the vacationer adventure, Mark Twain's (1835-1910) account of his travel with a gaggle of fellow american citizens round the points of interest of Europe is either hilarious and touching, Twain's exasperation and dismay on the phoney and exploitative being matched by way of his pleasure and enjoyment within the certainly beautiful."Great trips" permit readers to go back and forth either round the planet and again throughout the centuries - but in addition again into principles and worlds scary, ruthless and vicious in several methods from our personal. Few examining studies can start to fit that of attractive with writers who observed remarkable issues: nice civilisations, partitions of ice, violent and implacable jungles, deserts and mountains, multitudes of birds and vegetation new to technological know-how. examining those books is to determine the area afresh, to rediscover a time while many cultures have been particularly unusual to one another, the place legends and tales have been taken care of as evidence and during which quite a bit used to be nonetheless to be found.

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Download E-books England (Country Travel Guide) PDF

By David Else, Joe Bindloss, Fionn Davenport, Etain O'Carroll

“Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Manchester United, The Beatles. England does icons like no different position in the world, and commute here's a attention-grabbing mixture of well-known names and hidden gems.” – David Else, Lonely Planet writer

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7 months of study in England
9 authors
120 maps
108 various genuine ales
Inspirational photos
Clear, easy-to-use maps
Pull-out urban map
3D plans of iconic sights
Comprehensive making plans tools
In-depth background

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Download E-books Portugal (Insight Guides) PDF

With its dramatic beach, sun-kissed shores and stylish climate, Portugal has no cause to envy its Spanish neighbor. Golfers wishing to perform their placing talents might be spoilt for selection with top of the line classes, inns and hotels. those that want cafés, tradition and castles will head for the capital Lisbon, a pleasant mix of old-world appeal, neighborhood colour and smooth facilities – all of this washed down with a tumbler of excellent port. This up to date version indicates you the way to get the main from your journey to Portugal. Be encouraged by means of our lovely pictures and Best of Portugal part, which highlights unmissable points of interest and reviews. an in depth Places section covers the complete nation intimately, with full-color maps, displaying you the place to head and what to do. Our selective listings advisor you to the simplest and so much actual inn and restaurants.

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Download E-books 1968 in Europe: A History of Protest and Activism, 1956-1977 (Palgrave MacMillan Transnational History) PDF

By Martin Klimke, Joachim Scharloth

A concise reference for researchers at the protest hobbies of the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, this publication covers the historical past of a few of the nationwide protest events, the transnational elements of those hobbies, and the typical narratives and cultures of reminiscence surrounding them.

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Download E-books The New Vichy Syndrome: Why European Intellectuals Surrender to Barbarism PDF

By Theodore Dalrymple

Western Europe is in a surprisingly neurotic of being conceited and terrified while. at the one hand, Europeans think they've got eventually created a terrific social and political method within which guy can dwell with ease. in lots of methods, issues have by no means been higher at the outdated continent. nonetheless, there's growing to be anxiousness that Europe is instantly falling in the back of in an competitive, globalized global. Europe is on the vanguard of not anything, its demographics are swiftly reworking in unsettling methods, and the traditional hazard of barbarian invasion has resurfaced in a clean manifestation.

In The New Vichy Syndrome, Theodore Dalrymple lines this malaise again to the nice conflicts of the final century and their devastating results upon the ecu psyche. From problems with faith, classification, colonialism, and nationalism, Europeans carry a “miserablist” view in their historical past, one who alternates among indifference and outright contempt of the previous. Today’s Europeans now not think in whatever yet own financial protection, an elevated lifestyle, shorter operating hours, and lengthy vacation trips in unique locales.

The end result, Dalrymple asserts, is an unwillingness to maintain eu achievements and the dismantling of western tradition by means of Europeans themselves. As vapid hedonism and competitive Islamism fill this cultural void, Europeans don't have any one else accountable for his or her plight.

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Download E-books Lonely Planet Sweden (Country Guide) (5th Edition) PDF

By Becky Ohlsen, K. Lundgren, Anna Kaminsky

Frozen wastelands, comfortable cottages, virgin woodland, rocky islands, reindeer herders and Viking lore—Sweden has all this, and mad kind, too –Becky Ohlsen, Lonely Planet Writer

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Inside this book
3 authors
3 months’ research
10,000 kilometres of mountain climbing trails
Too many Swedish meatballs
Inspirational photos
Pull-out urban map
Comprehensive making plans tools

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Download E-books Europe: A History PDF

By Norman Davies

Here's a masterpiece of ancient narrative that stretches from the Ice Age to the Atomic Age, because it tells the tale of Europe, East and West. Norman Davies captures it all-the upward push and fall of Rome, the sweeping invasions of Alaric and Atilla, the Norman Conquests, the Papal struggles for strength, the Renaissance and the Reformation, the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, Europe's upward push to turn into the powerhouse of the area, and its eclipse in our personal century, following devastating international Wars. this can be the 1st significant heritage of Europe to offer equivalent weight to either East and West, and it shines gentle on interesting minority groups, from heretics and lepers to Gypsies, Jews, and Muslims. It additionally takes an cutting edge process, combining conventional narrative with certain positive aspects that aid carry historical past alive: 299 time tablets scattered in the course of the narrative seize telling facets of an period. 12 -snapshots supply a wide ranging examine all of Europe at a specific second in historical past. complete insurance of jap Europe—100 maps and diagrams, seventy two black-and-white plates.All advised, Davies’'s Europe represents the most vital and illuminating histories to be released lately.

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Download E-books Direct Democracy in Switzerland PDF

By Gregory A. Fossedal

Only one kingdom within the world--Switzerland--is an immediate democracy, within which, to an volume, the folks move their very own legislation, pass judgement on the constitutionality of statutes, or even have written, in influence, their very own structure. during this propitious quantity, Gregory Fossedal stories at the politics and social textile of what James Bryce has referred to as "the kingdom that has taken the democratic concept to its furthest extent." the teachings Fossedal offers, at a time of dissatisfaction with the position of cash and privileged elites in lots of Western democracies, are straight away well timed and urgent.

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