Download E-books The Czech Republic: A Nation of Velvet (Postcommunist States and Nations) PDF

By Rick Fawn

Czechoslovakia has captured the nation's mind's eye in the course of the 20th century. The Allied betrayal of the rustic to Nazi Germany in 1938 was once to illustrate the appalling results of naive appeasement of aggression. The wholesale reform of Soviet communism within the Prague Spring of 1968 received western aid, and sympathy whilst it was once beaten through Warsaw Pact tanks. The fierce communist regime thereafter was once introduced down nearly magically in 1989. Czechoslovakia extra to the foreign political vocabulary the time period, 'Velvet Revolution', and the velvet metaphor has characterized a lot of the country's path-breaking postcommunist transformation and its peaceable break-up in 1993.
In separate chapters on heritage, politics, economics, overseas relatives and the recent Czech identification, this ebook not just applauds the successes of the Czech Republic seeing that 1993, but in addition uncovers the frayed edges of the velvet country.

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Download E-books Strangers and Misfits: Banishment, Social Control, and Authority in Early Modern Germany (Studies in Central European Histories) PDF

By Jason P Coy

Banishment used to be the most important to legislation enforcement in early sleek Europe, as magistrates used expulsion to punish and keep an eye on millions of offenders convicted of crimes starting from adultery to robbery. whereas early smooth social keep watch over has attracted substantial scholarly realization in fresh a long time, banishment has been mostly ignored. This booklet examines the position of banishment in sixteenth-century Ulm, a major south German city-state, utilizing town s adventure to discover how early smooth magistrates used expulsion to control and reorder society. This research sheds new mild at the program of authority, the intersection among reliable disciplinary efforts and common behavioral norms, and the functionality of public expulsion in exhibiting and protecting social hierarchies, matters important to our ancient knowing of the period."

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Download E-books Der deutsche Bauernkrieg - Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand: Revolution des gemeinen Mannes (1524-1526): Die ökonomische Lage und der soziale Schichtenbau ... und Münzer + Adelsaufstand (German Edition) PDF

Dieses book: "Der deutsche Bauernkrieg - Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen.
Historische Angaben: entstanden Sommer 1850. Erstdruck in: Neue Rheinische Zeitung. Politisch-ökonomische Revue (Hamburg), fünftes und sechstes Heft, Mai bis Oktober 1850. Der textual content folgt der letzten von Friedrich Engels besorgten Ausgabe, Leipzig 1875.
Vorbemerkung zur Ausgabe 1870 und 1875
I. Die ökonomische Lage und der soziale Schichtenbau Deutschlands
II. Die großen oppositionellen Gruppierungen und ihre Ideologien - Luther und Münzer
III. Vorläufer des großen Bauernkriegs zwischen 1476 und 1517
IV. Der Adelsaufstand
V. Der schwäbisch-fränkische Bauernkrieg
VI. Der thüringische, elsässische und östreichische Bauernkrieg
VII. Die Folgen des Bauernkriegs

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Download E-books Hitler's Preemptive War: The Battle for Norway, 1940 PDF

By Henrik O. Lunde

This e-book describes the usually neglected international battle II crusade for Norway―a complicated sequence of battles during which Hitler out-gambled Churchill so as to safe an essential source lifeline for the 3rd Reich.

After Hitler conquered Poland and was once nonetheless fine-tuning his plans opposed to France, the British started to exert keep an eye on of the beach of impartial Norway, an motion that threatened to chop off Germany’s iron-ore conduit to Sweden and outflank from the beginning its hegemony at the Continent. The Germans spoke back with a dizzying sequence of attacks, utilizing each software of contemporary struggle built within the earlier new release. Airlifted infantry, mountain troops and paratroopers have been dispatched to the north, seizing Norwegian strongpoints whereas forestalling higher yet extra bulky Allied units.

The German army additionally set sail, taking a brutal beating by the hands of Britannia, whereas making sure with its sacrifice that key harbors can be held open for resupply. As dive-bombers soared overhead, small yet elite German devices traversed forbidding terrain to ambush Allied devices attempting to forge inland. At Narvik, a few 6,000 German troops battled 20,000 French and British, till the Allies have been eventually pressured to withdraw by way of the good catastrophe in France, which had then gotten underway.

Henrik Lunde, a local Norwegian and previous U.S. targeted Operations colonel, has written the main goal account to this point of a crusade during which 20th-century army innovation stumbled on its first fertile taking part in field.


“While it really is nearly most unlikely to discover a brand new e-book a couple of hitherto unexplored WWII-related topic, it really is virtually as not likely to find a brand new ebook that seems to be the simplest but written at the subject. . . . Henrik Lunde's new Hitler's Pre-Emptive battle is unquestionably no longer the 1st booklet in regards to the 1940 invasion of Norway and the battles round Narvik, however it certain feels like the best.”
―Stone & Stone moment international battle Books

“Lunde has completely dissected either floor and naval battles and controlled to make a posh politico-military state of affairs transparent. . . . army collections probably want to gather this glorious attempt . . .”
―Library Journal

“Well written with an independent eye. . . . each element is roofed, with British, French, German and Norwegian viewpoints, judgements and activities all being taken really under consideration. . . . It’s a fascinating tale and one i might recommend.”
― army Modeling, 06/2009

“..a distinct, good laid out background… crucial analyzing; vital on your army library and a role rather well performed via the author.”
Military version Craft foreign, 07/2009

“…a reliable account of the crusade that's either informative and readable, with a spotlight on army operations that come with German, British, French and Norwegian.”
War Books evaluate, 02/16/2011

“This huge e-book will gasoline debate. . . . Exhaustive examine and highbrow detachment permit the writer to carry objectivity and a clean interpretation to a topic that has been in the past weighted down with nationwide self-justification. . . . Holds the reader’s curiosity whereas progressing seamlessly from political and strategic judgements to theater operations and strategies of a number of the nationwide forces engaged, together with describing and reading strive against on land, at sea, and within the air. . . . This e-book is a gem.”

“…an very good activity of compiling examine fabric, which are relatively not easy as a result of bias of what’s out there…tough to place down…well written and carefully researched.”
Internet Modeler, 08/2009

“Thoroughly researched, aim and thoughtfully written… a hugely steered addition to the historiography of worldwide warfare II, and sheds new mild in this misunderstood campaign.”
Carlo D’Este, international warfare II journal, 11/2009

“A very specified examine what was once the 1st “joint” operation of the second one global warfare, the hugely dicy and amazingly profitable German invasion of Normandy in April 1940…a complete account of what was once the most complicated campaigns of the war…”
The NYMAS overview, Fall-Winter 2009

“..will definitely develop into famous as a milestone one of the books approximately Norway in 1940.”
MILITÄR HISTORIA 3/2009 (Norway)

“…a good documented, serious and difficult hitting research of the struggle in Norway.”

“…a strong account of the crusade that's either informative and readable, with a spotlight on army operations that come with German, British, French and Norwegian.”
War Books evaluate, 02/16/2011

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Download E-books German Military Police Units 1939-45 (Men-at-Arms) PDF

By Gordon Williamson

The army policeman has to be one of many least preferred but so much essential army figures in glossy heritage. within the cellular conflict of the twentieth century no military might preserve its very important offer routes open with out the army policeman. This e-book records the employer, uniforms and insignia of the numerous and sundry German army police devices of worldwide battle II. Their tasks incorporated site visitors keep watch over; retaining army order and self-discipline; assortment and escorting prisoners of warfare; prevention of looting; disarming civilians; checking captured enemy infantrymen for files; choice of fallen enemy propaganda leaflets and delivering road patrols in occupied parts.

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Download E-books Post-Roman Towns, Trade and Settlement in Europe and Byzantium / Millennium-Studien / Millennium Studies Volume 1 and 2 (v. 1) (German Edition) PDF

During this assortment, major foreign experts examine the buildings and financial capabilities of non-agrarian centres betweenapprox. 500 and one thousand A.D. - their alternate, their surrounding settlements, and the rural and cultural milieux. The thirty-one papers provided at a global convention held in undesirable Homburg specialize in fresh archaeological discoveries in crucial Europe (Vol. 1), in addition to onthose from southeastern Europe to Asia Minor (Vol. 2).

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Download E-books Wellen: Roman von E. von Keyserling. (German Edition) PDF

By Eduard von Keyserling

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