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The Portugal Story: Three Centuries of Exploration and Discovery

by John Dos Passos

This selective history of Portugal reflects the author’s fascination with his own Portuguese/Madeiran heritage. The work tracks the nation’s rise and fall as a world power, drawing from the author’s travels...


Expatriate Paris: A Cultural and Literary Guide to Paris of the 1920s

by Arlen J. Hansen

Paris has long been a storied center of art and culture, and of romance, but in the 1920s its magnetism was especially irresistible. From around the world writers, artists, and composers steamed in, to visit...


She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth

by Helen Castor & Margo Maguire

When Edward VI died in 1553, the extraordinary fact was that there was no one left to claim the title of king of England. For the first time, England would have a reigning queen—but the question was which...


A Concise Survey of Western Civilization

by Brian A. Pavlac

This engaging text offers a brief, readable description of our common Western heritage. Providing a tightly focused narrative and interpretive structure, Brian A. Pavlac covers the basic historical information...


Historical Dictionary of the British Monarchy

by Kenneth J. Panton

The Historical Dictionary of the British Monarchy provides a chronology starting with the year 495 and continuing to the present day, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced...


The Diners Out Handbook: Etiquette in the Jazz Age

by Alfred Miles

This charming pocket handbook is a complete guide to the manners, customs and etiquette of the glamorous 1920s. Each chapter gives detailed instructions for a specific type of social event: what to expect, how...


Hitler's Fortresses: German Fortifications and Defences 1939-45

by Chris McNab

From the Siegfried Line to the Atlantic Wall to central Italy, this detailed guide to every level of defensive project in the Third Reich won't disappoint.

It takes you inside Channel Islands' pillboxes, Normandy...


Sound, Speech, Music in Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema

by Lilya Kaganovsky & Masha Salazkina

This innovative volume challenges the ways we look at both cinema and cultural history by shifting the focus from the centrality of the visual and the literary toward the recognition of acoustic culture as formative...


A Child of Christian Blood: Murder and Conspiracy in Tsarist Russia: The Beilis Blood Libel

by Edmund Levin

A Jewish factory worker is falsely accused of ritually murdering a Christian boy in Russia in 1911, and his trial becomes an international cause célèbre.

 

On March 20, 1911, thirteen-year-old Andrei Yushchinsky...


The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return

by Kenan Trebincevic & Susan Shapiro

A young survivor of the Bosnian War returns to his homeland to confront the people who betrayed his family

At age eleven, Kenan Trebincevic was a happy, karate-loving kid living with his family in the quiet...


A Tale of Two Villages

by Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

This dramatic story of land and power from twentieth-century Eastern Europe is set in two extraordinary villages: a rebel village, where peasants fought the advent of Communism and became its first martyrs,...


Modernism: Representations of National Culture

by Garabet Ibrăileanu, Afet İnan, Aleksander Kamiński & Aleko Konstantinov et al.

This is the second part of the third volume of the four-volume series, a daring project of CEU Press, presenting the most important texts that triggered and shaped the processes of nation-building in the many...


Which Socialism, Whose Détente?

by Maud Bracke

This study analyzes the impact of the Czechoslovak crisis of 1968–1969 on the two major communist parties in the West: the Italian and French ones. Discusses the central strategic and ideological tensions...


A Life Under Russian Serfdom

by Boris B. Gorshkov & N. Shcherban

This is a translation of one of very few Russian serfs' memoirs. Savva Purlevskii recollects his life in Russian serfdom and life of his grandparents, parents, and fellow villagers. He describes family and communal...


Penny Loaves And Butter Cheap: Britain In 1846

by Stephen Bates

A kaleidoscopic picture of Britain in 1846, a nation on the brink of economic and social change as the Industrial Revolution deepened its impact.

1846 was a pivotal moment in British history. This was the year...


Thunder at Twilight: Vienna 1913/1914

by Frederic Morton

With a new introduction by the author marking the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.


Jewish Women in Fin de Siècle Vienna

by Alison Rose

Despite much study of Viennese culture and Judaism between 1890 and 1914, little research has been done to examine the role of Jewish women in this milieu. Rescuing a lost legacy, Jewish Women in Fin de Siècle...


Spanish Film Under Franco

by Virginia Higginbotham

How does a totalitarian government influence the arts, and how do the arts respond? Spanish Film Under Franco raises these important questions, giving English speakers a starting point in their study of Spanish...


Friedrich Schleiermacher: The Evolution of a Nationalist

by Jerry F. Dawson

Nationalism was a driving, moving spirit in the nineteenth-century Germany of Friedrich Schleiermacher. Jerry F. Dawson, through his thoughtful and well-wrought study of Friedrich Schleiermacher, provides an...


Roman Aristocrats in Barbarian Gaul: Strategies for Survival in an Age of Transition

by Ralph Mathisen

Skin-clad barbarians ransacking Rome remains a popular image of the "decline and fall" of the Roman Empire, but why, when, and how the Empire actually fell are still matters of debate among students of classical...