Luxembourg : Publications Office, European Union, 2017.
Book — 159 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Welcome to the House of European History, an initiative of the European Parliament. The purpose of the permanent exhibition is to offer visitors an outline of European history. The different topics are not presented according to national boundaries, but instead depict the main processes and phenomena that have united and divided Europeans through time. Perspectives on specific historic events are, of course, multiple. That is why a number of recurring questions underpin the displays. How does memory shape different visions of the past: How does history influence our lives today? What does the past tell us when we look ahead? In the exhibition you will not find ready-made answers. Instead, you are invited always to keep a critical eye, and to engage in the public conversation about Europe's past and its implications for the present and the future.
Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 
Book — xviii, 300 pages ; 23 cm.
Foreword / John Raisian
In memoriam : our magus / Charles Hill
Introduction : a world foreshadowed
The Arab awakening,
2011 : the year of living dangerously
The honor of Aleppo : a Syrian novel and a Syrian revolution
The sorrows of Egypt
The secular inheritance
The sentry's solitude : Pax Americana in the Arab world
The making of a hijacker : the banal lie and barbarous deeds of a 9/11 terrorist
The furrows of Algeria
The traveler's luck : V.S. Naipaul's misunderstanding of Islam
The humanist in the alleys : Naguib Mahfouz, 1911-2006
The making of strangers : Muslims, Jews, and the other 1492.
In this collection of bold and wide-ranging essays, Fouad Ajami offers his views on the Middle East, commenting on the state of affairs in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt and more. He brings into focus the current struggles of the region through detailed historical standpoints and a highly personal perspective. The author discusses such landmark past events as the Algerian civil war, the state of the Arab world shortly after 9/11, and the pan-Arab awakening that began in 2011, as well as current events such as the Syrian rebellion and the repercussions of its brutal response from Bashar al-Assad. In addition, he sheds new light on some of the significant players in the Arab world, past and present, from Naguib Mahfouz, the Nobel laureate of the Arabs, to Ziad Jarrah-the terrorist who is thought to have been at the controls of the plane forced down by its heroic passengers in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on 9/11. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
4. The Intervening Years: Long-Term Factors in Change
5. The Events of 1989/1990
7. Coming to Terms with the Past
8. Germany into the New Millenium.
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A concise introduction to the process which led to the division of Germany in 1949, and its unification in 1990, this book also explores the economic, social and cultural divisions between and east and west, which still exist in post-unification Germany. Dividing and Uniting Germany covers all important aspects of the subject including: the role of the allies in the post-war division of the country the integration of West and East Germany into their respective blocs the problems of integrating east and west after 1990 Germany's Nazi and socialist past. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 2 v. (xliii, 1464 p.) : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Entries include: Konrad Adenauer Belgium civil society and pressure groups Pieds Noir religion Latvia citizenship issue social services art censorship.
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This is a comprehensive reference work of some 1700 entries in two volumes. Its scope includes all of Europe and the successor states to the former Soviet Union, with an emphasis on politics, governments, organizations, people and events crucial to an understanding of postwar Europe. Aili AArelaid Tart, University of Tallinn; Andrej Alimov, St Petersburg State University; John B Allcock, University of Bradford; Myrdene Anderson, Purdue University; An. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
An Agenda for Economic Reform in Korea looks at Korea's economic problems from the perspective of the American experience with economic reforms and sheds new light on the problems of economic reform facing nations all over the world. The authors examine such issues as corporate governance, social welfare, labor relations, and other pressing challenges-and suggest a new vision for the Korean economy. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Joseph Smith and Simon Davis have captured the essence and madness of the "balance of terror" of the Cold War in the Historical Dictionary of the Cold War. Covering an extensive period and much of the globe, this dictionary presents a year-by-year chronology and alphabetical entries on civilian and military leaders, crucial countries and peripheral conflicts, the increasingly lethal weapons systems, and the various political and military strategies. While both authors are specialists in American foreign policy and diplomacy, Smith has a particular interest in United States relations with Latin America and Davis in Anglo-American relations. This broader focus is helpful, since it enables the authors to have a broader view of the Cold War, and having studied and lived in Great Britain, they view events from a more neutral perspective. This, and a conscious effort to maintain a scholary balance, enhances the objectivity of this volume. Smith and Davis have produced an easy-to-use reference tool for both the history scholar and student. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Book — xiii, 327 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
List of illustrations-- Acknowledgements-- List of abbreviations-- Introduction-- Part I. Troublesome Heroes: The Post-War Treatment of Resistance Veterans:
1. Approaching victory and re-establishing the state--
2. Heroes of a nation: Belgium and France--
3. A nation of heroes: the Netherlands-- Part II. Repatriating Displaced Populations from Germany:
4. Displaced populations--
5. The challenge to the post-war state: Belgium and the Netherlands--
6. Petain's exiles and De Gaulle's deportees-- Part III. The Legacy of Forced Economic Migration:
7. Labour and total war--
8. Moral panic: 'the soap, the suit and above all the Bible'--
9. Patriotic scrutiny--
10. 'Deportation': the defence of the labour conscripts-- Part IV. Martyrs and Other Victims of Nazi Persecution--
11. Plural persecutions--
12. National martyrdom--
13. Patriotic memories and the genocide--
14. Remembering the war and legitimising the post-war international order-- Conclusion-- Bibliography-- Index.
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This volume, in Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare series, examines how France, Belgium and the Netherlands emerged from the military collapse and humiliating Nazi occupation they suffered during the Second World War. Rather than traditional armed conflict, the human consequences of Nazi policies were resistance, genocide and labour migration to Germany. Pieter Lagrou offers a genuinely comparative approach to these issues, based on extensive archival research; he underlines the divergence between ambiguous experiences of occupation and the univocal post-war patriotic narratives which followed. His book reveals striking differences in political cultures as well as close convergence in the creation of a common Western European discourse, and uncovers disturbing aspects of the aftermath of the war, including post-war antisemitism and the marginalisation of resistance veterans. Brilliantly researched and fluently written, this book will be of central interest to all scholars and students of twentieth-century European history. (source: Nielsen Book Data)