Heart of Europe Book

Heart of Europe

  • Author : Peter H. Wilson
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1025
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674058095

Heart of Europe Excerpt :

An Economist and Sunday Times Best Book of the Year “Deserves to be hailed as a magnum opus.” —Tom Holland, The Telegraph “Ambitious...seeks to rehabilitate the Holy Roman Empire’s reputation by re-examining its place within the larger sweep of European history...Succeeds splendidly in rescuing the empire from its critics.” —Wall Street Journal Massive, ancient, and powerful, the Holy Roman Empire formed the heart of Europe from its founding by Charlemagne to its destruction by Napoleon a millennium later. An engine for inventions and ideas, with no fixed capital and no common language or culture, it derived its legitimacy from the ideal of a unified Christian civilization—though this did not prevent emperors from clashing with the pope for supremacy. In this strikingly ambitious book, Peter H. Wilson explains how the Holy Roman Empire worked, why it was so important, and how it changed over the course of its existence. The result is a tour de force that raises countless questions about the nature of political and military power and the legacy of its offspring, from Nazi Germany to the European Union. “Engrossing...Wilson is to be congratulated on writing the only English-language work that deals with the empire from start to finish...A book that is relevant to our own times.” —Brendan Simms, The Times “The culmination of a lifetime of research and thought...an astonishing scholarly achievement.” —The Spectator “Remarkable...Wilson has set himself a staggering task, but it is one at which he succeeds heroically.” —Times Literary Supplement

The Rotten Heart of Europe Book

The Rotten Heart of Europe

  • Author : Bernard Connolly
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2013-01-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571301751

The Rotten Heart of Europe Excerpt :

'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 Book


  • Author : Ol̕ga Drobná
  • Publisher : Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 0865163197

Slovakia Excerpt :

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

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Heart of Europe

  • Author : Peter H. Wilson
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1024
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674915923

Heart of Europe Excerpt :

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 Book

Heart of Europe

  • Author : Norman Davies
  • Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2001-05-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 518
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192801265

Heart of Europe Excerpt :

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

Heart of Europe Book

Heart of Europe

  • Author : Ralph Adams Cram
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Release Date : 2022-09-04
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN 10 : EAN:8596547224945

Heart of Europe Excerpt :

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Heart of Europe" by Ralph Adams Cram. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Porcelain Book


  • Author : Suzanne L. Marchand
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Genre: ART
  • Pages : 526
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691182339

Porcelain Excerpt :

Porcelain was invented in medieval China--but its secret recipe was first reproduced in Europe by an alchemist in the employ of the Saxon king Augustus the Strong. Saxony's revered Meissen factory could not keep porcelain's ingredients secret for long, however, and scores of Holy Roman princes quickly founded their own mercantile manufactories, soon to be rivaled by private entrepreneurs, eager to make not art but profits. As porcelain's uses multiplied and its price plummeted, it lost much of its identity as aristocratic ornament, instead taking on a vast number of banal, yet even more culturally significant, roles. By the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, it became essential to bourgeois dining, and also acquired new functions in insulator tubes, shell casings, and teeth.

The Liberal Heart of Europe Book

The Liberal Heart of Europe

  • Author : Francesco Giavazzi
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-04-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030603687

The Liberal Heart of Europe Excerpt :

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 Book

Changes in the Heart of Europe

  • Author : Timothy McCajor Hall
  • Publisher : ibidem-Verlag / ibidem Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9783838256061

Changes in the Heart of Europe Excerpt :

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 Book

Young People at the Heart of Europe

  • Author : Yael Ohana
  • Publisher : Council of Europe
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 83
  • ISBN 10 : 9789287159595

Young People at the Heart of Europe Excerpt :

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.

Savagery in the Heart of Europe Book

Savagery in the Heart of Europe

  • Author : Raphael Israeli
  • Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 598
  • ISBN 10 : 9781628570151

Savagery in the Heart of Europe Excerpt :

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.

A Community at the Heart of Europe Book

A Community at the Heart of Europe

  • Author : Zaira Vidau
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-03-26
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN 10 : 9781527548855

A Community at the Heart of Europe Excerpt :

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.

Geographic Information Science at the Heart of Europe Book

Geographic Information Science at the Heart of Europe

  • Author : Danny Vandenbroucke
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-05-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319006154

Geographic Information Science at the Heart of Europe Excerpt :

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 Book

The Holy Roman Empire

  • Author : Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691217314

The Holy Roman Empire Excerpt :

A new interpretation of the Holy Roman Empire that reveals why it was not a failed state as many historians believe 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. Around 1500, it took on a more formal structure with the establishment of powerful institutions--such as the Reichstag and Imperial Chamber Court--that would endure more or less intact until the empire's dissolution by Napoleon in 1806. Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger provides a concise history of the Holy Roman Empire, presenting an entirely new interpretation of the empire's political culture and remarkably durable institutions. Rather than comparing the empire to modern states or associations like the European Union, Stollberg-Rilinger shows how it was a political body unlike any other--it had no standing army, no clear boundaries, no general taxation or bureaucracy. She describes a heterogeneous association based on tradition and shared purpose, bound together by personal loyalty and reciprocity, and constantly reenacted by solemn rituals. In a narrative spanning three turbulent centuries, she takes readers from the reform era at the dawn of the sixteenth century to the crisis of the Reformation, from the consolidation of the Peace of Augsburg to the destructive fury of the Thirty Years' War, from the conflict between Austria and Prussia to the empire's downfall in the age of the French Revolution. Authoritative and accessible, The Holy Roman Empire is an incomparable introduction to this momentous period in the history of Europe.