A Concise History of Hungary

Author: Miklós Molnár

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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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 Greece

Author: Richard Clogg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 291

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A revised and extended edition of Richard Clogg's introduction to the history of modern Greece.

A Concise History of Poland

Author: Jerzy Lukowski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 317

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A brief, illustrated introduction to Polish history, from medieval times to the present day.

A Concise History of India

Author: Barbara D. Metcalf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 321

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An account of modern India charts its history from the Mughals, through the colonial encounter and independence, to the present day, profiling the area as a complex and perpetually changing society. Simultaneous.

A Concise History of Australia

Author: Stuart Macintyre

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: History

Page: 342

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Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands of years old. For much of the past 200 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land, and brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. It relates the advance from penal colony to a prosperous free nation and illustrates how, in a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions has long been frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness. This revised edition incorporates the most recent historical research and contemporary historical debates on frontier violence between European settlers and Aborigines and the Stolen Generations. It covers the Sydney Olympics, the refugee crisis and the 'Pacific solution'. More than ever before, Australians draw on the past to understand their future.

A Concise History of Austria

Author: Steven Beller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: History

Page: 334

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For a small, prosperous country in the middle of Europe, modern Austria has a very large and complex history, extending far beyond its current borders. Today's Austrians have a problematic relationship with that history, whether with the multi-national history of the Habsburg Monarchy, or with the time between 1938 and 1945 when Austrians were Germans in Hitler's Third Reich. Steven Beller's gripping and comprehensive account traces the remarkable career of Austria through its many transformations, from German borderland, to dynastic enterprise, imperial house, Central European great power, failed Alpine republic, German province, and then successful Alpine republic, building up a picture of the layers of Austrian identity and heritage and their diverse sources. It is a story full of anomalies and ironies, a case study of the other side of European history, without the easy answers of more clearly national narratives, and hence far more relevant to today's world.

A Concise History of Romania

Author: Keith Hitchins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: History

Page: 344

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A comprehensive and engaging new history charting Romania's development over 2000 years from its establishment to the present day.