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A Concise History of Switzerland

A Concise History of Switzerland

  • Author: Clive H. Church,Randolph C. Head
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107244196
  • Category: History
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Despite its position at the heart of Europe and its quintessentially European nature, Switzerland's history is often overlooked within the English-speaking world. This comprehensive and engaging history of Switzerland traces the historical and cultural development of this fascinating but neglected European country from the end of the Dark Ages up to the present. The authors focus on the initial Confederacy of the Middle Ages; the religious divisions which threatened it after 1500 and its surprising survival amongst Europe's monarchies; the turmoil following the French Revolution and conquest, which continued until the Federal Constitution of 1848; the testing of the Swiss nation through the late nineteenth century and then two World Wars and the Depression of the 1930s; and the unparalleled economic and social growth and political success of the post-war era. The book concludes with a discussion of the contemporary challenges, often shared with neighbours, that shape the country today.

A Concise History of Italy

A Concise History of Italy

  • Author: Christopher Duggan
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521760399
  • Category: History
  • Page: 360
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Comprehensively updated new edition of Christopher Duggan's acclaimed introduction to the history of Italy.

A Concise History of Hungary

A Concise History of Hungary

  • Author: Miklós Molnár,Molnár Miklós
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521667364
  • Category: History
  • Page: 370
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A comprehensive history of the land, people, society, culture and economy of Hungary.

A Concise History of Portugal

A Concise History of Portugal

  • Author: David Birmingham
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521536868
  • Category: History
  • Page: 225
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This concise, illustrated history of Portugal, first published in 2003, offers an introduction to the people and culture of the country, its empire, and to its search for economic modernisation, political stability and international partnership. The book studies the effects of the vast wealth mined from Portuguese Brazil, the growth of the wine trade, and the evolution of international ties. The Portuguese Revolution of 1820 to 1851 created a liberal monarchy, but in 1910 the king was overthrown and, by 1926, had been replaced by a dictatorship. In 1975 Portugal withdrew from its African colonies and turned north to become a democratic member of the European Community in 1986. Researched during the years which followed the fall of Portugal's dictators in 1974, this book has become the standard single-volume work. The second edition brings the story up to date and discusses the state of historical writing on Portugal at the turn of the millennium.

Concise History of the Language Sciences

Concise History of the Language Sciences

From the Sumerians to the Cognitivists

  • Author: E.F.K. Koerner,R.E. Asher
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 1483297543
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 509
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This book presents in a single volume a comprehensive history of the language sciences, from ancient times through to the twentieth century. While there has been a concentration on those traditions that have the greatest international relevance, a particular effort has been made to go beyond traditional Eurocentric accounts, and to cover a broad geographical spread. For the twentieth century a section has been devoted to the various trends, schools, and theoretical framework developed in Europe, North America and Australasia over the past seventy years. There has also been a concentration on those approaches in linguistic theory which can be expected to have some direct relevance to work being done at the beginning of the twenty-first century or those of which a knowledge is needed for the full understanding of the history of linguistic sciences through the last half of this century. The last section of this book reviews the applications of some of these findings. Based on the foundation provided by the award winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics this volume provides an excellent focal point of reference for anyone interested in the history of the language sciences.

Whitaker's Books in Print

Whitaker's Books in Print

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Bibliography, National
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A New Biographical Dictionary

A New Biographical Dictionary

Containing Concise Notices of Eminent Persons of All Ages and Countries: and More Particularly of Distinguished Natives of Geat Britain and Ireland

  • Author: Thompson Cooper
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography
  • Page: 1211
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Journal of Economic Literature

Journal of Economic Literature

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  • Category: Economics
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Countries of the World

Countries of the World

Italy

  • Author: Robert Anderson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Italy
  • Page: 64
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Discover the people and places of Italy.

Twentieth Century Europe

Twentieth Century Europe

Politics, Society, Culture

  • Author: Spencer Di Scala
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 757
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This book focuses on the crucial political events of the last century, addressing much more than the struggle between communism and capitalism. The author gives major attention to the high level of violence in Europe, and weaves together the overarching themes of the struggle for hegemony, the establishment of common economic and political institutions, the affirmation of social democracy, and the stunning advance of science.