Category: Coal trade
Category: Coal trade
From the Ice Age to the Cold War and beyond, from Reykjavik to Riga, from Archimedes to Einstein, Alexander to Yeltsin, here between the covers of a single volume Norman Davies tells the story of Europe, East and West, from prehistory to ...
Author: Norman Davies
View: 294From the Ice Age to the Cold War and beyond, from Reykjavik to Riga, from Archimedes to Einstein, Alexander to Yeltsin, here between the covers of a single volume Norman Davies tells the story of Europe, East and West, from prehistory to the present day. The book's absorbing narrative lays down the chronological and geographical grid on which the dramas of European history have been played out. It zooms in from the distant focus of Chapter One, which explores the first five million years of the continent's evolution, to the close focus of the lasttwo chapters, which cover the twentieth century at roughly one page per year. In between, Norman Davies presents a huge and sweeping canvas packed with fascinating detail, analysis, and anecdote. Alongside Europe's better-known stories - human, national, and continental - he brings into focus areasoften ignored or misunderstood, remembering the stateless nation as well as the nation-state. Minority communities, from heretics and lepers to Jews, Romanies, and Muslims have not been forgotten. This masterly history reveals not only the rich variety of Europe's past but also the many and rewarding prisms through which it can be viewed. Each chapter contains a selection of telephoto 'capsules', illustrating narrower themes and topics that cut across the chronological flow. Davies thenconcludes with a wide-angle 'snapshot' of the whole continent as seen from one particular vantage point. The overall effect is stunning: a kind of historical picture album, with panoramic tableaux interspersed by detailed insets and close-ups. Never before has such an ambitious history of Europe been attempted. In range and ambition, the originality of its structure and glittering style, Norman Davies's Europe represents one of the most important and illuminating history books to be published by Oxford. Time Capsules 201 fascinating articles interspersed throughout the narrative focus on incidents or topics as various as The Iceman of the Alps, Erotic Graffiti at Pompeii, Stradivarius, and Psychoanalysing Hitler. Each capsule can be tasted as a separate self-contained morsel; or can be read in conjunction withthe narrative into which it is inserted. Snapshots 12 panoramic overviews across the changing map of Europe freeze the frames of the chronological narrative at moments of symbolic importance, such as Knossos 1628 BC, Constantinople AD 330, and Nuremberg 1945. A fully illustrated history Incorporates over 100 superbly detailed maps and diagrams, and 32 pages of black and white plates.
Western Europe . In 1965 , about 25 percent of the agricultural exports and 38
percent of the agricultural imports by West European countries were accounted
for by EFTA members . Of the members , the United Kingdom is by far the most ...
23 DEPLOYMENT OF DEFENSE FORCES Mr. Kirk stated that " burden sharing "
is not really a major problem and that the United States can maintain its present
troop strength in Europe at a reduced cost . More important than “ burden sharing
Author: Benjamin S. Rosenthal
Category: European Economic Community countries
to Central Europe that led him to omit anti-Semitism and Nazism as constitutive
elements of the region's history.” These criticisms notwithstanding, Kundera and
Konrád managed to set the main lines of the “Central European debate,” or at ...
Author: Balázs Trencsenyi
View: 157A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe, Volume II Part II examines the defeat of the vision of 'socialism with a human face' in 1968 and the political discourses produced by the various 'consolidation' or 'normalization' regimes. It closes with pertinent questions about the fragility of the democratic order globally.
A proper European security structure will require integration of all three parts of
Europe ; what we used to call Western Europe , the NATO countries ; what we
used to call Eastern Europe , but which the State Department has renamed
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations
Western Europe can draw on the petroleum resources of the entire free world ,
which account for approximately 92 percent of world production . Of this
production about 57 percent is in the United States , 18 percent in the Middle
East , and 19 ...
Author: United States. Department of State. Office of Public Affairs
Category: Air forces
CHAP . I. ] RISE OF THE EUROPEAN SYSTEM . 307 number to that of Spain ,
France and Germany combined . The Grand - Prince of Moscow could bring into
the field 150,000 mounted combatants . The force of the Voyvodes of
Author: Thomas Henry Dyer
It would not be true , to say of this gallery , as was so truly said of the Louvre in
Napoleon ' s day , “ All the capitals of Europe have been robbed for its adornment
. ” Though there are no stolen pictures or statues here , except a few from the ...
Author: Charles Wood
Jean-Charles-Léonard Simonde Sismondi. which inundated Europe , as the chef
d'ouvre of . Spanish books ; printed in the Spanish in other countries to promote
the study of that tongue : transferred to the Italian and the French ; commented ...
Author: Jean-Charles-Léonard Simonde Sismondi
Category: Italian literature
Contiguous settlements and new governments were daily forined , and the
demand for European goods was excessive . But as the decline of their
manufactures obliged the Spaniards to depend upon foreigners for the supply of
that demand ...
Author: William Russell
STATE OF EUROPE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE REFORMATION . The fifteenth
century is one of the most remarkable eras in the history of mankind . During that
period , so many events took place , destined to exert a powerful influence on ...
Author: John Mockett CRAMP
Our visit to Beyrout is well timed , for we are here in season to witness an eventful
period in a Turkish city , a European ball , given by the Pasha ; the first ever
known since the flood . What next ? Perhaps an evening party by the " mother of
Author: George Francis Train
View: 321The author was an American entrepreneur who traveled the world. He is believed to be the inspiration behind Jules Verne's "Around the World in Eighty Days." In 1853, he traveled to Melbourne, Australia and stayed almost three years, establishing a business there. He describes the growth of the city, which was without a wharf when he arrived, and went on to become commercially viable. The writings reveal a young merchant explorer seeking out new experiences and new business ventures in faraway lands.
Elbe , on his way to Hamburg , seems destined to be a rich field of discovery to
the European ornithologist . So many new forms have lately turned up in
Heligoland , that the celebrated Professor of Brunswick - Blasius , has been
induced to ...
Author: Charles Robert Bree
European : Foremen engineers . . . . Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Molders . . .
. $ 1 20 1 20 60 25 00 25 00 V . MINES AND MINING . Wages paid per week of
sixty hours in and in connection with plumbago mines . Occupations . Lowest .
Author: United States dept. of state
Yet the institutions of Europe and the 'Eurocrats' who work in them have constantly attracted negative publicity, culminating in the mass resignation of the European Commissioners in March 1999.
Author: Cris Shore
Category: Social Science
View: 183The development of the European Union has been one of the most profound advances in European politics and society this century. Yet the institutions of Europe and the 'Eurocrats' who work in them have constantly attracted negative publicity, culminating in the mass resignation of the European Commissioners in March 1999. In this revealing study, Cris Shore scrutinises the process of European integration using the techniques of anthropology, and drawing on thought from across the social sciences. Using the findings of numerous interviews with EU employees, he reveals that there is not just a subculture of corruption within the institutions of Europe, but that their problems are largely a result of the way the EU itself is constituted and run. He argues that European integration has largely failed in bringing about anything but an ever-closer integration of the technical, political and financial elites of Europe - at the expense of its ordinary citizens. This critical anthropology of European integration is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the culture and politics of the EU.
Politeness as practised across 22 European societies, firmly set within critical debates developed since the 1980s, is here presented in ways related to concrete situations in which language-users interact with one another to achieve their ...
Author: Leo Hickey
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Category: Social Science
View: 237Politeness as practised across 22 European societies, firmly set within critical debates developed since the 1980s, is here presented in ways related to concrete situations in which language-users interact with one another to achieve their goals. Areas covered include types of politeness, forms of address, negotiation and small-talk in various contexts.
A contemporary analysis of the people, cultures, and society within the regions that make up Eastern Europe.
Author: Richard Frucht
This book analyses the living standards of the nearly 80 million children in the EU, who represent over a fifth of the Union's total population.
Author: Micklewright, John
Publisher: Policy Press
Category: Political Science
View: 588This book analyses the living standards of the nearly 80 million children in the EU, who represent over a fifth of the Union's total population. By analysing the trends of child well-being in Europe over the last two decades, this book asks: Is the well-being of children in the EU becoming more similar across member states? Or, are countries diverging while their economies converge? These issues are addressed with a wealth of data on different dimensions of the changing welfare of Europe's children. There is careful treatment of conceptual and measurement issues and data quality and comparability, together with reference to a large literature across the different relevant disciplines. This book aims to raise the profile of children in the debate on Europe's future, and in doing so to contribute to the growing discussion of economic and social cohesion in the EU. It is for academics across the social sciences interested in the well-being of children and youth, NGOs working on behalf of the young and local and national government policy advisers concerned with the issues in a domestic or European context.
This is the second volume of a four-part History of the University in Europe, written by an international team of scholars under the general editorship of Professor Walter RÜegg, which covers the development of the university in Europe ...
Author: Hilde de Ridder-Symoens
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
View: 829This is the second volume of a four-part History of the University in Europe, written by an international team of authors under the general editorship of Professor Walter RÜegg, which covers the development of the university in Europe (east and west) from its origins to the present day. It focusses not only on the history of individual institutions, nor on the universities in any individual country, but on a number of major themes viwed from a European perspective. The chief originality of this work lies in its comparative, inter-disciplinary, collaborative and trans-national nature. Volume II, Universities in Early Modern Europe attempts to situate the universities in their social and political context throughout the three centuries spanning the period 1500 to 1800.