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Rousseau's Ghost
Rousseau's Ghost (September 1998)
A Novel
Terence Ball - Author

ROUSSEAU'S GHOST
A Novel
Terence Ball

Set primarily in Paris and Oxford, this fast-paced mystery novel links a long-missing manuscript from a famous eighteenth-century philosopher with a dark secret to a late twentieth-century murder of a prominent Princeton professor.

"Synthesizing echoes of Poe and state-of-the-art Internet issues, an unlikely plot achieves a tone of lucid, camp humanity in the fict...(Read More)
 
 
Prison of Women
Prison of Women (July 1998)
Testimonies of War and Resistance in Spain, 1939-1975
Tomasa Cuevas - Author
Mary E. Giles - Editor/translator

A translation of women's testimonies about their experiences in the prisons of Spain following the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939 collected by Tomasa Cuevas, herself a surviving victim of the Francoist prison system.

Prison of Women presents oral testimonies of women incarcerated following the Spanish Civil War. The primary voice in the collection, Tomasa Cuevas, spent many years in prisons throughout Spain ...(Read More)
 
 
Immigrants and Nationalists
Immigrants and Nationalists (October 1995)
Ethnic Conflict and Accommodation in Catalonia, the Basque Country, Latvia, and Estonia
Gershon Shafir - Author

In this empirical and theoretical study of nationalism, ethnicity, and immigration, the author compares the reception of large numbers of immigrants in Catalonia, the Basque country, Latvia, and Estonia--developed regions that possess distinct cultures and nationalist movements.

"Shafir has produced a sensitive, analytically astute comparative historical study of ethnic nationalism in two Spanish provinces and the Baltic...(Read More)
 
 
Before the European Challenge
Before the European Challenge (June 1990)
The Great Civilizations of Asia and the Middle East
Jaroslav Krejci - Author

The West fails to embrace the globe, and the East still looks to its own variegated past. Here is a comparative account of the spirit and development of the main civilizations in Asia before their confrontation with Modern Europe. In many respects, what is going on in Asia and in the Middle East now is a response to the prolonged European challenge. In places it is marked by a selective reception of Western values and techniques, while elsewhere pre...(Read More)
 
 
Gleanings in Europe
Gleanings in Europe (June 1986)
The Rhine
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Ernest Redekop - Historical intro.
Maurice Geracht - Historical intro.
Thomas Philbrick - Text
Thomas Philbrick - Text by
Maurice Geracht - Text
Maurice Geracht - Text by

Gleanings in Europe: The Rhine is an account of James Fenimore Cooper's travels in Europe at the time of the 1832 revolt in Paris, when he hoped General Lafayette would be declared President of France and when all of Europe was the stage for the morality play of French politics.

Published in 1836 after General Lafayette's death, the book is, in part, an apologia for Lafayette, Cooper's ideal political man. Thus it is essential...(Read More)
 
 
Russia Against Japan, 1904-1905
Russia Against Japan, 1904-1905 (May 1986)
A New Look at the Russo-Japanese War
J. N. Westwood - Author

The Russo-Japanese conflict was recognized, in its time, as introducing a new era of warfare, involving millions of men and weapons of mass destruction. In the decade which elapsed after its end much was written about it. The First World War marked a second stage in the development of twentieth-century-style total war, and so overshadowed the Russo-Japanese War that little further study was made of the latter. Subsequent books on this subject were ...(Read More)
 
 
Education in the Third Reich
Education in the Third Reich (June 1985)
Race and History in Nazi Textbooks
Gilmer W. Blackburn - Author

In its determination to take absolute control, the Third Reich focused on the nation's youth, reserving for the schools the vital task of refashioning the German psyche. This book examines these propaganda efforts--one of the most radical and far-reaching experiments in educational history.

The book focuses on the manipulation of the German past, one of the primary means of state intervention to ensure the triumph of the racial idea in histo...(Read More)
 
 
Introduction to the Medieval Mystics of Europe
Introduction to the Medieval Mystics of Europe (June 1985)
Paul E. Szarmach - Editor

The European Middle Ages bequeathed to the world a legacy of spiritual and intellectual brilliance that has shaped many of the ideals, preconceptions, and institutions we now take for granted. An Introduction to the Medieval Mystics of Europe examines this phenomenon in vivid and scholarly accounts of the lives and achievements of those men and women whose genius most inspired their own and subsequent ages. These great mystics explored and ...(Read More)
 
 
The Jews of Vienna, 1867-1914
The Jews of Vienna, 1867-1914 (June 1984)
Assimilation and Identity
Marsha L. Rozenblit - Author

Ablaze with excitement, effervescent with creativity--late nineteenth-century Vienna was the ideal site for this analysis of the ways in which a sizable and significant group of Jews was assimilated into European society.

After leaving homes in the Austrian and Hungarian provinces and migrating to the Austrian capital, the Jews underwent a variety of profound changes. The Jews of Vienna shows how they successfully transformed old, ide...(Read More)
 
 
Gleanings in Europe
Gleanings in Europe (June 1983)
France
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Thomas Philbrick - Hist., intro., and notes
Constance Ayers Denne - Text
Constance Ayers Denne - Text by
Thomas Philbrick - Text
Thomas Philbrick - Text by

France (1837) was the third volume published in Cooper's Gleanings in Europe series, but first in the chronology of his European experience. Less sequential than his other travel narratives, France distills his impressions of French and European culture during his first two years abroad. Exhibiting many qualities of the familiar essay, it considers a wide range of topics of interest to Cooper, his friends, and potential readers i...(Read More)
 
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