Subject Area: History-Europe

Gerona
 Racz, Gregary J.
1993 0-7734-9251-8 208 pages
This is the first English translation of Galdós' historical novel Gerona (1874), which recounts the savage atrocities perpetrated by the French armies against the Spanish citizenry during the Napoleonic Wars in Spain at the beginning of the 19th century.

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Le Nouveau Spectateur Français by Justus Van Effen: A Critical Edition prepared by James L. Schorr
 Schorr, James L.
2022 1-4955-0977-X 320 pages
"The present edition is destined for the modern reader and has attempted a significant reading of the 1725-1726 edition. Substantive changes from the 1742 edition, that is, changes in word order that nay alter the meaning of the text, are indicated in footnotes as variants. Spelling, punctuation, and capitalization have been modernized, although I keep Van Effen's preference for capitalizing the deity. I also follow the 1725-1726 edition's use of italics, which serve a variety of functions, from indicating simple emphasis, to underscoring the author's use of irony, as well as indicating quoted materials, whether they be simple quotes, parts of a dialogue, or a quote within a quote."(xxxiv)

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A New Interpretation of Irish Round Towers: Their Secular Origin and Function in the Tenth to Twelfth Centuries
 Freitag, Barbara
2018 1-4955-0637-1 304 pages
This study challenges all of Petrie's assertions that Irish Round towers were simply places for Irish Monks to store their valuables and proposes a radically new understanding of the Irish round tower. It is guided by Martin Carver's hypothesis regarding early medieval monumentality, and by his three essential questions - 'Why that? Why there? Why then?' - this study deploys historic, annalistic, architectural, literary, and linguistic evidence to establish a secular origin and function for the towers and to situate them as products of the period between the tenth and twelfth centuries.

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An English Translation and Commentary on Amand Vanderhagen’s MÉthode Nouvelle et RaisonneÉ Pour La Clarinette (1785) and nouvelle MÉthode De Clarinette (1799): A Study in Eighteenth-Century French Clarinet Music
 Blazich, Joan Michelle
2010 0-7734-3805-X 292 pages
This work provides for the first time, the complete English translations and analyses of the first known, Classical-era pedagogical treatises for the clarinet. The project makes available valuable information on performance techniques used by Classical-era clarinetists, particularly in Amand Vanderhagen’s discussions of the embouchure, reeds, and embellishments. In addition, it demonstrates Vanderhagen’s influence on subsequent clarinetists.

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An Etymological Vocabulary and Study of La Estoria De Los Godos, 1243
 Lassiter, Linda E.
2004 0-7734-6424-7 132 pages
The Estoria de los godos is a paraphrase and summary of the Latin text DeRebus Hispaniae, or Historia Gothica, written by Archbishop don Rodrigo Ximenez de Rada and completed in 1243. The creation of the Estoria de los godos was prompted by a genuine desire to afford the less learned inhabitants of Castile the opportunity to know more about the history of their culture and civilization. It served as a model for historiographers of the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. This etymological study of all the common names occurring in the text will serve to facilitate the reading comprehension of those interested in Spanish history who may have difficulty understanding and interpreting the language of the 13th century.

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An Explanation of the Origins and Nature of Notre Dame Modal Polyphony in the Twelfth Century: A Musical Genre Integral to the Development of Gothic Art and Medieval Culture
 Flindell, Edwin Frederick
2014 0-7734-4312-6 452 pages
Through an interdisciplinary approach the author seeks to discover how composers created the modal polyphonic system. The reader is led from scholarly and theoretical issues to direct compositional creation.
A significant contribution and interdisciplinary approach to medieval musical research. The author not only researches the music history of the time, but incorporates the political, social and cultural conditions that gave rise to the birth of polyphonic thought in Western music.

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Artur Mahraun and the Young German Order: An Alternative to National Socialism in Weimar Political Culture
 Ganyard, Clifton Greer
2008 0-7734-5051-3 332 pages
The first monograph to devote itself to the ideology of the Young German Order, this work affords a closer examination of the role ideas played in the development of Weimar political culture as charted through the ideological clash of the Young German Order and Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party. This book contains eleven black and white photographs.

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Battle for the RÉpublique DÉmocratique Et Sociale in the Narbonnais, 1830-1875
 Guthrie, Christopher E.
2006 0-7734-5676-7 324 pages
Between 1830 and 1875, the city of Narbonne and its hinterland would experience the growth of a bourgeois opposition movement during the July Monarchy, repeated confrontations between republicans and their opponents during the Second Republic, the creation of an organized popular republican movement during the Second Empire, and the eruption of the insurrectionary Commune of Narbonne during the spring of 1871. These episodes were not only marked by clashes between republicans and their adversaries but also by an ongoing debate within the republican movement itself over the precise meaning of its ideology, one that provoked an irreparable division among republicans by the time of the Commune. In particular, the development of the concept of the république démocratique et sociale among the popular class of the Narbonnais, a political ideal born of the concrete experiences of ordinary people during the Second Republic and Second Empire, would increasingly be at odds with the more moderate republicanism of their erstwhile social superiors and seriously divide the movement by the spring of 1871. The purpose of this book is to trace the trajectory of this long-term political evolution and explain why the Commune of Narbonne represented both its culmination and frustration.

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English-Ottoman Relations in the 18th Century
 Bakay, Gönül
2022 1-4955-0973-7 208 pages
"As the exploration of British-Ottoman relations throughout the chapters of this book reveals, the connection between these two major world powers has been multifaceted, fluid and complex from its beginnings in the 16th century. The records of the State Papers as well as several other sources including travelogues, novels, plays and paintings show that the 18th century was a particularly important period in the history of both nations. These sources also provide important insights into how diplomacy was conducted in both Empires in addition to giving information regarding British-Ottoman diplomatic practices and commercial relations." -from the author's Conclusion (pg. 172-173). Includes 19 color plates.

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History of the French Senate Volume 2. The Fourth and Fifth Republics, 1946-2004
 Smith, Paul
2006 0-7734-5799-2 476 pages
The second volume of this work resumes the story of the French upper chamber at the Liberation and traces its resurrection in the unpromising circumstances of 1946 and its gradual recovery as the Council of the Republic of the Fourth Republic 1958. It continues by examining ‘restoration’ of the Senate in 1958 and its rollercoaster relationship with the President, the government and the National Assembly since then. Like volume one, the present volume explores not only the particular composition of the Senate and its role in the French constitutional game, but examines its political evolution and the part played by the men and women who have shaped its fortunes. The text is supported with tables, maps and appendices to provide both the professional academic and the student of French politics not only with an analytical narrative but also with clear points of reference with which to tackle this little-known aspect of French politics.

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How 300 Idealistic Young Germans Fought to Liberate the Greeks From 500 Years of Muslim Tyranny: A Novelistic History of the Greek War of Independence (1821-1832)
 Wetzel, Heinz
2018 1-4955-0642-8 580 pages
This historical novel by the University of Toronto German scholar Professor Heinz Wetzel, focuses on the Greek uprising and the War of Independence against the Turkish occupation and on the astonishing degree of European support that is awakened in the cause of freedom.

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Istanbul, the Geopolitical Capital of The United States of Europe, Russia, and Asia
 Jacob, Alexander
2019 1-4955-0757-2 80 pages
This short monograph details the ideas of Jean-Francois Thiriart, (1922-92), and his political theory concerning the post-Cold War world. Jean-Francois Thiriart argued that Istanbul would be ideal capital of this secondary Euro-Asian superstate. The introduction is written by Dr. Alexander Jacob.

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Le corps-á-corps de l’abbé Richalm de Schöntal avec les demons (A Case of Combat against Demons in a 13th Century Monastery)
 Horowitz, Jeannine
2021 1-4955-0872-2 444 pages
This text is thirteenth century describes the experiences of l’abbé Richalm de Schöntal and his battles with Demons and the Devil within his German monastery. The text is in French.

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Military Aviators During World War I: Cunningham, Bullard, Lytle, Richthofen, and the La Fayette Esquadrille
 Smith-Daugherty, Rhonda L.
2022 1-4955-0978-8 140 pages
From the author's Introduction (pg.3):
"As the First World War (1914-1918) faded into history, it is remembered for its great carnage, fields of red poppies, and new technology like the airplane, that revolutionized the conflict. This is the story of some of the aviators who helped shape aerial combat in their war and wars to come. Some of these early war birds were Americans, like Eugene Bullard who joined the French Foreign Legion prior to America's entrance into the war and then flew for the French Air Corps. Other air minded Americans joined the war effort by enlisting in Canada and from there, joined the British Royal Air Corps. Some of the aviators profiled are well known such as Manfred von Richthofen, the celebrated "Red Baron," who brought down eighty Allied airplanes, becoming the Great War's most proficient killer in the sky. Others, like Alfred Cunningham, the father of Marine Corps aviation, is less known but played an important role in advancing air warfare. The final essay looks at the symbols aviators adopted to identify, inspire and bring cohesion to their particular group and the mascots who brought love and companionship if only for a little while."

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Nazi Appropriation of Shakespeare: Cultural Politics in the Third Reich
 Symington, Rodney
2005 0-7734-6014-4 328 pages
For the Nazis, Shakespeare was a major cultural icon, whose works belonged to German culture more than to English and were therefore to be exploited for political-propagandistic purposes like those of any other German “classical” writer. Following an overview of the importance of Shakespeare in German culture, this book’s three major sections investigate the controversy over the appropriate translation Shakespeare’s plays to be read and performed, the effect of the new political-cultural climate on Shakespeare-scholarship, and the attempts of the Nazis to “co-ordinate” Shakespeare’s works on the stage for propagandistic ends. This is the first complete study, entirely in English, to present the total picture of Shakespeare’s fortunes in Germany between 1933 and 1945 in the context of Nazi cultural policy.

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Religion and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Secularism, Conservatism, and Anti-Semitism
 Turner, Michael J.
2018 1-4955-0705-X 184 pages
This volume of essays is a mediation of the status of religion and politics in Nineteenth century Britain. It is based on a panel on the subject at the North American Conference on British Studies and brings together six academic experts on the subject.

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Religion, Body and Gender in Early Modern Spain
 Saint-Saens, Alain
1992 0-7734-9868-0 184 pages
The book is divided into three parts: Religious Control and its Limits in the Iberian World; Images of the Body in Spanish Society; and Women, Gender, and Family in Hapsburg Spain. These nine thought-provoking essays are revised versions of papers originally presented at the 1990 Annual Meeting of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies in New Orleans.

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Shakespeare's Henriad- The Formation of Human Character: Four Plays about a Decisive Century in English History
 Morris, Thomas F.
2021 1-4955-0920-6 212 pages
Three studies pertaining to Shakespeare's Henriad plays.

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Sir William Wilde, 1815-1876: Surgeon, Scholar, and Father of Oscar Wilde Two Volumes
 Tipper, Karen Sasha Anthony
2020 1-4955-0804-2 744 pages
Sir William Wilde’s intellectual achievements in many fields were forced into obscurity by the sensation generated by two trials, that of a trial for slander brought against Lady Jane Wilde in December 1864 by a young patient of her husband and the trial of Oscar Wilde in 1895. I have sought to avoid prejudice by presenting and examining his own writings for the contributions he made to research and progress in all his undertakings in science and medicine, particularly aural medicine.

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Spiritual Accompaniment and Marginalization in the Vincentian Tradition (Softcover)
 NicUaithuas, Máire Éibhlís
2021 1-4955-0911-7 475 pages
This monograph explores the evolving history of spiritual direction giving particular attention to its availability to and practice with people who are marginalised; exploring metaphors and models for spiritual direction from the early Church to more contemporary offerings; and proposing an over-riding paradigm of story-telling. Key formative influences on the spirituality of Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac are explored and more contemporary studies in relation to spiritual accompaniment of people who are marginalised examined.

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The Geopolitical Unification of of Europe, Russia and Central Asia: Creating a Unitary Transcontinental Multinational State
 Jacob, Alexander
2019 1-4955-0756-4 72 pages
This short monograph details the ideas of Jean-Francois Thiriart, (1922-92), and his political theory concerning the post-Cold War world. Jean-Francois Thiriart argued that the creation of unitary state containing Europe, Russia, and Central Asia would be a second player in competition with the United States. The introduction is written by Dr. Alexander Jacob.

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The German Volksbuch: A Critical History of a Late-Medieval Genre
 Classen, Albrecht
1995 0-7734-9134-1 312 pages
This study explains how the Volksbuch developed from the medieval courtly romance under the influence of complex sociological, economic, technological, and cultural factors during the 15th century and became an art form in its own right. The new genre was characterized by a wide range of styles, from the earthy plot and language of Till Eulenspiegel to the formal style and moralistic didacticism of the Magelone. The study goes on to examine the history of the genre's critical evaluation from the Romantic period to the present, providing a close-up survey of the history of German literary scholarship. It also discusses four major representatives of the genre: Thüring von Ringoltingen's Melusine, the anonymous Fortunatus, Till Eulenspiegel, and Historia von D. Johann Fausten. This book will be of interest not only to students and scholars of German, but also to those interested in the social, historical, and mental transition of Germany from the late Middle Ages to the modern age.

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The Great Reform of the Theatre in Europe: A Historical Study, by Braun and Justyna Kazimierz
 Braun, Kazimierz
2019 1-4955-0787-4 384 pages
This book traces a movement in European theatre history known as the Great Reform of Theatre. This movement unfolded roughly between 1880 and the late 1930s. It developed against the background of dramatic political, technological, and cultural changes in the entire western world. The Reform transformed all facets of European theatre including play-writing, mise-en-scene, performance, production, criticism, and social significance.

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The Metaphorical Metaphysic of John Donne: An Interpretation of his Poetry and his Prose
 Stanwood, Paul G.
2021 1-4955-0897-8 368 pages
Dr. Paul Stanwood combines the long and distinguished academic career on the subject of John Donne.

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The Nazarenes, A Nineteenth Century Art Movement: Romanticizing the Historical Jesus (hardcover)
 Schwarz, Hans
2022 1-4955-0882-X 54 pages
This monograph describes the influence of the Nazarenes, a movement based in Germany during the Romantic era. The Nazarenes created images of the Bibles and Jesus that affected European Christianity.

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The Poor and Marginalized in Early Medieval Europe: Gregory the Great's Use of Defenders, Notaries, and Meritorious Almsgiving
 Brazinski, Paul A.
2021 1-4955-0871-4 250 pages
"This work [offers] a comprehensive investigation into how Gregory the Great cared for the poor and the marginalized. Methodologically, this study constitute[s] the first investigation of his use of lesser orders, defensores ecclesiarum (defenders) and notarii (notaries). This book fill[s] a lacuna in explicating the roles and demographic characteristics of these lesser orders. It...also illustrate[s] his use of meritorious almsgiving and gifts to maintain the services of his significant donors."
From the Author's "Introduction"



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The Royal Licensing of London Theatres in the Seventeenth Century: A History of the Killigrew and Davenant Patents Granted by Charles II
 Jenkins, Terry
2017 1-4955-0614-0 212 pages
This monograph records the the history of royal licensing of theaters that begin in 1660 when Charles II granted the Davenant and Killigrew patent to John Rich. The patent was owned by John Rich for fifty years. It places John Rich's theater ownership in historical context and includes an in-depth and comprehensive history of the patents themselves.

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Vlfberht, The Sword Master: A Re-evaluation Based on 9th-11th Century Swords with the Signature Vlfberht on the Blade and on Contemporary Written Sources
 Stalsberg, Anne
2017 1-4955-0610-X 72 pages
This study contains information about 167 swords from 23 European countries. These swords are kept in several museums in Europe (and one in the USA). Apart from the swords in the museum where I worked for 40 years, the 167 swords, about which I have collected information of different qualities, constitute as a basis for a discussion of who and what Ulfberht may have been, - a question which may be studied based on only mediaeval written sources. The discussion of Ulfberht’s position in the sword production is the main issue of this book, since it needs critical discussion. This study is based both on archaeological and historical, i.e. written mediaeval sources.

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Women's Literacy in Eastern Europe During the 18th and Early 19th Centuries: The Case of Haye Adam
 Fishbane, Simcha
2019 1-4955-0790-4 80 pages
Dr. Fishbane and Dr. Stern describe the Haye Adam, a legal text about the nature of Jewish law and women within the Jewish community. It was composed by Rabbi Abraham Danzig (1748-1820) in Prague.

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