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Edited By Sorensen, Lene Bogh and Eliason, Leslie B.
These eleven essays by historians, political scientists, sociologists and anthropologists establish a foundation for appreciating the political history of Central Europe. By examining the political landscape in each country, the contributors aim to evoke the legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and bridge the gap between the two extreme images of Central European history. Specific topics presented include: the lost dimensions of social movements and classes; the relationship between the concepts of 'nation' and 'state'; Austrian democracy; party system development; the myth of Czech liberalism; the Sudeten-German problem; Slovak politics; the regime change in Hungary; and, the relationship between democracy and organised interests. By focusing on the consequences of past regime types, social structures and cultural contexts for democractic development, this volume presents a significant base from which future scholars can proceed on a country-by-country analysis. N.B. Head of spine bumped/scuffed.307pp.
Aarhus University Press, 1997, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 8772886528
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Inventory #23103
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 17.13 approx. - € 14.13 approx.)
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Nish, Ian
This second collection under the 'Biographical Portraits' title, incorporates a further 20 studies of key personalities, including Edmund Morel, pioneer railway builder in Meiji Japan, Alexander Shand, an important figure in the development of Japanese banking, Lafcadio Hearn, the great interpreter of Japanese culture, Rev. Dr. John Batchelor whose work with the Ainu people of northern Japan is legendary and, more recently, Shigeru Yoshida, Japan's first post-war prime minister and Christmas Humphreys, founder of the Buddhist Society. 388pp. N.B. Corners of boards and head and tail of spine slightly bumped. Slight label residue to inside D/J.
Japan Library, 1997, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition with This Publisher. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 187341062X
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Inventory #29215
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 27.40 approx. - € 22.60 approx.)
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Zhivov, Victor
Victor Zhivov's magisterial "Language and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Russia" tells the story of the creation of a new vernacular literary language in modern Russia, an achievement arguably on a par with the nation's extraordinary military successes, territorial expansion, development of the arts and formation of a modern empire. The language served as the primary vehicle for Russia's modernization and for its entry into the Western European cultural sphere, and Zhivov demonstrates that the unusually intense debates over it, down to violent disagreements over particular grammatical endings, have profound implications for understanding the basic social, political, and cultural dynamics of the era. "Language and Culture" analyzes the European theories concerning modern literary languages that were transplanted into Russia and demonstrates the ways in which they were creatively transformed when adapted to the complex legacy of medieval and seventeenth-century literary culture. Zhivov traces this creative adaptation from the "hybrid Slavonic" of the late seventeenth century; through Peter the Great's demand for a new Russian vernacular literary language; to the "Slaveno-Russian" linguistic and cultural synthesis of mid-century and the beginnings of a Russian literary tradition; to the early nineteenth-century debates between "archaists and innovators"; and fi nally to the subsequent decoupling of secular and religious language and culture that in his view represented the last echo of eighteenth-century debates. Language and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Russia fundamentally revises much of the received wisdom concerning the development of the literary language and offers fundamentally new perspectives on the genesis and development of modern Russian language, literature, and culture. 506pp. N.B. Head and tail of spine and D/J spine very slightly bumped.
Academic Studies Press, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781934843123
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Inventory #27388
Price: £ 35.00 GBP ($ 47.95 approx. - € 39.55 approx.)
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Bhattacherje,S.B.
N.B. Bump to head of spine and D/J spine. India, in this chronology of events, stands for the country as it is today and as it was before the Partition in 1947. It takes off from 1424 BC, the year widely accepted by historians as that of the Battle of Mahabharata. Until the end of the 17th century, it mostly covers historical events with reference to matters concerning religion as well as the lives of luminaries. Divided into four parts, the encyclopaedia contains: a chronology of events, year wise, with cross-references to other years; arrangement of the events by calendar dates; a list of important dynasties; and, a full index section.
New Dawn Press, 2006, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. Fifth Revised Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 193270549X
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Inventory #15300
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 20.55 approx. - € 16.95 approx.)
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Holton,Issaac F.
Edited and with an introduction by C.Harvey Gardiner.223pp.
Southern Illinois University Press, 1967, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good/Price Clipped. . D/J in Protective Wrapper. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #13543
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 10.28 approx. - € 8.48 approx.)
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