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Heart of Europe

Heart of Europe Book
Author : Peter H. Wilson
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2016-02-29
ISBN : 0674058097
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Holy Roman Empire lasted a thousand years, far longer than ancient Rome. Its continuity rested on the ideal of a unified Christian civilization. As Peter Wilson shows, the Empire tells the story of Europe better than histories of individual nation-states, and its legacy can be seen today in debates over the nature of the European Union.

The Rotten Heart of Europe

The Rotten Heart of Europe Book
Author : Bernard Connolly
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release : 2013-01-15
ISBN : 0571301754
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'The Brussels Commission has just suspended its senior economist, Bernard Connolly, for writing a book savaging the prospects for a common currency. There are many who now believe he should be lauded as a prophet.' Observer, Editorial, 1 October 1995 'Mr. Connolly's longstanding proposition that the foisting of a common currency upon so many disparate nations would end in ruin is getting a much wider hearing...' New York Times, 17 November 2011 When first published in 1995, The Rotten Heart of Europe caused outrage and delight - here was a Brussels insider, a senior EU economist, daring to talk openly about the likely pitfalls of European monetary union. Bernard Connolly lost his job at the Commission, but his book was greeted as a profound and persuasive expose of the would-be 'monetary masters of the world.' His brave act of defiance became headline news - and his book a major international bestseller. In a substantial new introduction, Connolly returns to his prophetic account of the double-talk surrounding the efforts of politicians, bankers and bureaucrats to force Europe into a crippling monetary straitjacket. Hidden agendas are laid bare, skulduggery exposed and economic fallacies are skewered, producing a horrifying conclusion. No one who wants to understand the workings of the EU, past, present and future can afford to miss this enthralling and deeply disturbing book.

Slovakia the Heart of Europe

Slovakia   the Heart of Europe Book
Author : Ol̕ga Drobná,Eduard Drobný,Magdaléna Gocníková
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9788080460372
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An overview of a European country of great natural beauty, emphasizing its rich cultural traditions.

Porcelain

Porcelain Book
Author : Suzanne L. Marchand
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2020-06-30
ISBN : 0691182337
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This is a history of porcelain as a business and consumer product, from the eighteenth century to the present day. Many books have been written on Chinese porcelain as an exotic import from Asia, but this book tells the history of the Central European reinvention and mass production of the material. Porcelain was first invented in medieval China, but the evolution of what its first producers called "white gold" was set in motion by Saxon king Augustus the Strong. Augustus obsessed over owning a personal alchemist, Johann Böttger, whom he imprisoned in his castle, first to make gold, and when that failed, to make porcelain. Trained in chemistry by an apothecary, Böttger took advantage of the king's obsession with porcelain and eventually produced the first European ceramic vessels whose delicacy and strength resembled those of Asian imports. Augustus funded the creation of a Saxon royal manufactory, which became the famous Meissen factory, and which to this day stands for the highest quality in porcelain. By the time of Böttger's death in 1719, Meissen porcelain had become famous throughout Europe and the world, its wares in high demand by other monarchs and aristocratic consumers. Soon after the porcelain maker's death, his secret recipe was stolen, and dozens of Central European princes opened their own manufactories. Here, author Suzanne L. Marchand shows how the story of European porcelain is an intertwined history of the mercantile state policy that built these factories, the luxury trades that sustained them, the debates about what counted as "art," and the changes in consumer and material culture driving the business. Throughout the eighteenth century, porcelain production was an industry of competitive, mercantile production under royal ownership. By 1850, however, after only a few state-backed firms survived the financial crises of 1815-1830, the Central European porcelain industry had become the domain of mass producers and trademark forgers. Marchand then traces the story of Central European porcelain into the twentieth century, exploring the new challenges of cartelization, the rise of Japanese and Czech competition, and the impact of the two world wars, following several porcelain firms through the Nazi era and the Russian seizures of companies in the German East. At each point, Marchand uses the history of porcelain to link the businesses, and the states that helped sustain them, to the broader history of culture and consumption"--

From the Heart of Europe

From the Heart of Europe Book
Author : Francis Otto Matthiessen
Publisher : Neww York : Oxford University Press
Release : 1948
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download From the Heart of Europe book written by Francis Otto Matthiessen, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

A Community at the Heart of Europe

A Community at the Heart of Europe Book
Author : Zaira Vidau
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2020-03-26
ISBN : 1527548856
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nestled in the heart of the “Old Continent”, along the border between Slovenia and the Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Slovenes in Italy form one of Europe’s national minorities. This volume presents an up-to-date overview of their efforts to preserve their cultural and linguistic heritage and distinctiveness. The Slovene national community in Italy has been affected by profound and at times devastating events, including both World Wars, the fascist period and the lengthy process of defining the border between Italy and Yugoslavia. The collapse of the Berlin Wall, Slovenia’s declaration of independence and the process of globalisation have provided the community with new forms of protection, but also presented it with further challenges associated with adopting its development guidelines. This book is dedicated to researchers on ethnic studies, civil rights activists and politicians dealing with minority and human rights and diversity management, as well as tourists, teachers and students.

Exploring the EU s Legitimacy Crisis

Exploring the EU   s Legitimacy Crisis Book
Author : Christian Schweiger
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2016-11-25
ISBN : 1784717851
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Exploring the EU’s Legitimacy Crisis provides a profound analysis of the causes and the consequences of the EU's growing legitimacy problem. The prior permissive consensus in the EU has been markedly declining under persistent crisis conditions. Since the onset of the eurozone crisis the EU's governance has been narrowly driven by the semi-hegemonial leadership of Germany – manifesting itself in functionalist and technocratic policy reforms concentrated on strengthening economic governance coordination. Other crucial policy areas have been neglected as member states show decreasing solidarity and a growing emphasis on national interests in response to mounting external challenges. This book examines these developments in detail by scrutinising the EU's ability to maintain legitimacy through political leadership, democratic accountability and governance efficiency.

Heart of Europe

Heart of Europe Book
Author : Norman Davies
Publisher : Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press
Release : 1986
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Traces the history of Poland from 1945 to 1982 and examines the social and political life of the country

Heart of Europe

Heart of Europe Book
Author : Norman Davies
Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks
Release : 2001-05-31
ISBN : 0192801260
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Traces the history of Poland and examines the social and political life of the country.

Heart of Europe

Heart of Europe Book
Author : Peter H. Wilson
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2016-02-29
ISBN : 0674915925
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Holy Roman Empire lasted a thousand years, far longer than ancient Rome. Its continuity rested on the ideal of a unified Christian civilization. As Peter Wilson shows, the Empire tells the story of Europe better than histories of individual nation-states, and its legacy can be seen today in debates over the nature of the European Union.

Heart of Europe

Heart of Europe Book
Author : Ralph Adams Cram
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2019-09-25
ISBN : 3734062632
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reproduction of the original: Heart of Europe by Ralph Adams Cram

Heart of Europe

Heart of Europe Book
Author : Norman Davies
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2001-05-31
ISBN : 0191647136
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The image of Poland has once again been impressed on European consciousness. Norman Davies provides a key to understanding the modern Polish crisis in this lucid and authoritative description of the nation's history. Beginning with the period since 1945, he travels back in time to highlight the long-term themes and traditions which have influenced present attitudes. His evocative account reveals Poland as the heart of Europe in more than the geographical sense. It is a country where Europe's ideological conflicts are played out in their most acute form: as recent events have emphasized, Poland's fate is of vital concern to European civilization as a whole. This revised and updated edition tackles and analyses the issues arising from the fall of the Eastern Block, and looks at Poland's future within a political climate of democracy and free market.

The Liberal Heart of Europe

The Liberal Heart of Europe Book
Author : Francesco Giavazzi,Francesco Lefebvre D'Ovidio,Alberto Mingardi
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-04-15
ISBN : 3030603687
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Was the European Union ever a liberal dream? How did the common market impact the liberalization in its member states? Has the EU fostered more or less economic freedom in the Old Continent? This book explores the intellectual and political genesis of the European Union, focusing especially on its relationship to classical liberalism. It explains how the new enthusiasm for liberalization associated with Reagan and Thatcher helped revive the European project in the 1980s, while providing some insights on the current challenges Europe is facing as a result of the financial crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic. The contributors highlight the role of liberal, pro-market ideas played in shaping the EU, the single market and the euro, and how these should be coming into play again if the European project is to be reanimated. This volume originates from a conference the Italian think tank Istituto Bruno Leoni hosted in 2019 and is dedicated to Alberto Giovannini (1955-2019). Giovannini was an influential macroeconomist and financial economist. His vast legacy of studies and ideas prompted this book in his honor, on the occasion of his untimely passing away.

Changes in the Heart of Europe

Changes in the Heart of Europe Book
Author : Timothy McCajor Hall,Rosie Read
Publisher : ibidem-Verlag / ibidem Press
Release : 2012-02-13
ISBN : 3838256069
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From WW II until the Velvet Revolution, few outside anthropologists had access to Czechoslovakia, while only a handful of Czech and Slovak ethnologists published in Western journals. In recent years, anthropological interest in Slovakia and the Czech Republic has increased substantially. This volume brings together a broad sample of recent cutting-edge ethnographic studies by Czech and Slovak ethnographers as well as American and western European anthropologists. Contents: Raymond June on measuring “corruption” in Czech society; David Karjanen on structural violence and economic change in Slovakia; Karen Kapusta-Pofahl, Hana Hašková, and Marta Kolářová on women’s civic organizing; Rebecca Nash on Czech feelings about social support and welfare reform; Denise Kozikowski on women’s experience of breast cancer; Věra Sokolová on population policy and the sterilization of Romani women in Czechoslovakia, 1972-1989; James Quin on pornography and the commodification of queer bodies in Slovakia; Ben Hill Passmore on working women in a Moravian factory; Krista Hegburg on Roma social workers; Zdeněk Uherek and Kateřina Plochová on ethnic Czechs in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Leoš Šatava on ethnic identity and language among Sorbian youth; Haldis Haukanes on history and autobiography in a Czech village; Davide Torsello on memory, geography, and local history in southern Slovakia; Peter Skalník reviews Czech and Slovak community (re)studies in a European context. Afterword by Zdeněk Salzmann.

Young People at the Heart of Europe

Young People at the Heart of Europe Book
Author : Yael Ohana
Publisher : Council of Europe
Release : 2006-01-01
ISBN : 9287159599
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The European Youth Centres (EYCs) in Strasbourg and Budapest were established to implement the Council of Europe's youth policy by providing international training and meeting centres with residential facilities. The Budapest centre was set up in 1995 as the first permanent service of the Council of Europe in a Central and Eastern European country. This publication contains contributions from a variety of people from different age groups and a wide spectrum of political, cultural and social life in Europe who have had some involvement with the Budapest centre, whether in a political or professional function, through work or voluntary commitment to civil society past or present.

Social Democracy at the Heart of Europe

Social Democracy at the Heart of Europe Book
Author : Donald Sassoon
Publisher : Institute for Public Policy Research
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9781860300400
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Savagery in the Heart of Europe

Savagery in the Heart of Europe Book
Author : Raphael Israeli,Albert Benabou
Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
Release : 2013
ISBN : 1628570156
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the most tragic and cruel periods in modern European history unfolded in the early 1990s, as we watched the rampages committed by all parties in the Bosnian War. The Serbs, who were in control of the destiny of Yugoslavia and were the mainstay of the Yugoslav army, gradually lost their grip, as international intervention favored the independence of Bosnia. The flames of war pitting the three populations against each other brought about the deaths of hundreds of thousands, and ended with the imposed Dayton Accords, with which the parties were not entirely content. The war showed not only that old enmities never die - for all parties saw this war as a continuation of World War II horrors, when the Croats and their Bosnian partners collaborated with the Nazis - but also as a heritage of the old Balkan wars, where outside intervention, notably Muslim, American, NATO, and UN was necessary to bring the conflict to an end (for now). Born in Fes, Morocco, Raphael Israeli teaches Islamic, Chinese, and Middle Eastern history at Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He is a graduate of Hebrew University in history and Arabic literature, and has a Ph.D. in Chinese and Islamic history from the University of California, Berkeley.

Geographic Information Science at the Heart of Europe

Geographic Information Science at the Heart of Europe Book
Author : Danny Vandenbroucke,Bénédicte Bucher,Joep Crompvoets
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-05-13
ISBN : 3319006150
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For the seventh consecutive year, the AGILE promotes the publication of a book collecting high-level scientific papers from unpublished fundamental scientific research in the field of Geographic Information Science. As the agenda for Europe 2020 is currently being set, this book demonstrates how geographic information science is at the heart of Europe. The contributions open perspectives for innovative services that will strengthen our European economy, and which will inform citizens about their environment while preserving their privacy. The latest challenges of spatial data infrastructures are addressed, such as the connection with the Web vocabularies or the representation of genealogy. User generated data (through social networks or through interactive cameras and software) is also an important breakthrough in our domain. A trend to deal more and more with time, events, ancient data, a nd activities is noticeable this year as well. This volume collects the 23 best full papers presented during the 16th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, held between 14 and 17 May 2013 in Leuven, Belgium.

The Holy Roman Empire

The Holy Roman Empire Book
Author : Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2021-05-11
ISBN : 0691217319
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From acclaimed historian Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger, an incomparable introduction to this momentous period in the history of Europe The Holy Roman Empire emerged in the Middle Ages as a loosely integrated union of German states and city-states under the supreme rule of an emperor, and would endure until its dissolution in 1806 during the Napoleonic Wars. Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger provides a concise history of the empire, presenting an interpretation of its unique political culture and remarkably durable institutions. In a narrative spanning three turbulent centuries, Stollberg-Rilinger shows how it was a political body unlike any other, bound together by personal loyalty and reciprocity, tradition and shared purpose, and constantly reenacted by solemn rituals.

Poland Within the European Union

Poland Within the European Union Book
Author : Aleks Szczerbiak
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2012-04-27
ISBN : 1134179022
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines the first five years of Polish EU membership. The combination of Poland’s potential power as a major, and possibly controversial, player in both the region and Europe as a whole, and the apparent salience of Euroscepticism in domestic electoral politics at the core of the Polish government and party system presented the possibility that Poland would be a ‘new awkward partner’ in Europe. However, although Poles may have voted for EU-critical parties in large numbers no ‘Eurosceptic backlash’ has emerged. In fact, far from being a ‘new awkward partner’, Poland has tried to portray itself as the ‘new heart of Europe’ and it certainly came to be increasingly perceived as such in Brussels and by its European allies. This book focuses on two linked questions. Firstly, what impact has Poland had upon the EU as a new member state? Secondly, how has becoming an EU member impacted upon public attitudes towards the EU and Polish domestic politics, particularly on its party and electoral politics? Szczerbiak provides the first detailed empirical case study of the impact of Poland’s EU membership on its politics and of Poland's impact on the EU. The book also makes broader theoretical contributions to our understanding of EU relations with its member states. As a result of the above, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of European Politics, political science and European integration.