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The Lisbon Recognition Convention at 15: making fair recognition a reality

by Collectif

The Lisbon Recognition Convention, developed by the Council of Europe and UNESCO, is the main international legal text on the international recognition of qualifications and has been ratified by more than 50...


The Edgeryders guide to the future

by Collectif

This publication is the result of the Edgeryders project, an online dialogue platform run by the Council of Europe with a view to promoting discussion with young people on the challenges of their transition...


The Council of Europe and Roma: 40 years of action

by Collectif

The Council of Europe, after 40 years of activities with Roma, is intensifying its commitment to monitoring and improving their situation and to involving their representatives in the creation of the policies...


History of the Council of Europe

by Collectif

The Council of Europe, the oldest European organisation, was founded in 1949 with the aim of unifying the continent as a whole. The decision to establish its headquarters in Strasbourg was, moreover, symbolic...


A Woman’s Experiences in the Great War

by Louise Mack

August 1914. The German Army invades Belgium: it's the beginning of the First World War. Military operations in the little country involve one hundred thousands Belgian soldiers and seven hundred thousands German...


Polska, 1994

by Isla Mcketta

Structured around the poetry of Milosz and nocturnes of Chopin, "Polska, 1994" follows seventeen-year-old Magda's quest through her past. In a provincial town that feels desperately too small, this coming-of-age...


Night Witches. Soviet Airwomen of the Great Patriotic War

by Gian Piero Milanetti

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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 Ahmet Ersoy, Maciej Górny & Vangelis Kechriotis

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

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...


The Origins of the Greek Public Debt

by Andreas Andreadis

This is a story written in 1904, which tells the vicissitudes of the Greek public debt since its own absolute beginning in 1824. At present this book, more than one hundred years old, is also a modern book,...


The March on Rome: How Antifascists Understood the Origins of Totalitarianism (and Conied the Word)

by Emilio Gentile

«Amendola attribuiva [?] un nuovo è più ampio significato al termine "totalitario" da lui coniato: totalitario non era solo il sistema di dominio politico del fascismo, ma "spirito totalitario" era la pretesa...


The Legend of Montaperti

by Brad Franco

In this work, historian Brad Franco examines the legend of Montaperti, the story of the extraordinary events which preceded Siena’s victory over Florence in 1260, culminating in the donation of the keys of...


Siena, the history of a medieval commune

by Ferdinand Schevill

The persistent interest manifested by the public in the story of the Italian communes will, I hope, make an apology for the present book on Siena unnecessary. “Though availing myself, to the best of my ability,...


Changing Urban Landscapes

by Aa. Vv. & Marco Buttino

The vast territory from Asia to Eastern Europe that was part of or under the influence of the Soviet Union comprised cities, which have undergone profound changes in the last twenty years. The opening of borders...


Atlantic, Euratlantic or Europe-America?

by Collectif, Valérie Aubourg & Giles Scott-Smith

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European Community, Atlantic Community?

by Collectif, Gérard Bossuat, Valérie Aubourg & Giles Scott-Smith

European Community, Atlantic Community? For more than forty years the security alliance of the North Atlantic Treaty symbolised the common interests of Western Europe and the United States, and provided the...


The Pope's Jews in Provence

by Jules Farber

Revealing insight to a little-known chapter of Jewish life in Provence from the 6th century B.C. to over five centuries' protection by popes.


History of King Charles The First of England

by Jacob Abbott

THE history of the life of every individual who has, for any reason, attracted extensively the attention of mankind, has been written in a great variety of ways by a multitude of authors, and persons sometimes...