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Education and Middle Class Society in Imperial Austria, 1848-1918, Cohen, Gary B.
1 Cohen, Gary B. Education and Middle Class Society in Imperial Austria, 1848-1918
West Lafayette, IN Purdue University Press 1996 1557530874 / 9781557530875 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only light wear to dustjacket ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 9.36 X 6.54 X 1.20 inches; 386 pages; "The development of Austrian society in the nineteenth century was beset by enormous difficulties, including sharp social-class differences, an economic base that was developing all too slowly, and, distinct from most of Western and Central Europe, a multiplicity of competing ethnic and religious groups. Against this backdrop, Cohen examines Austria's educational system, which he characterizes as one of the major accomplishments of government and civil society under the Habsburg Monarchy in its last decades. By 1910 Austria's secondary schools, technical colleges, and universities, pushed by a growing popular demand and pressures from local governments and interest groups, enrolled percentages of the school-aged population that roughly equaled, and sometimes exceeded, those in Germany. The rising social and political competition of Austria's ethnic and religious groups encouraged the expansion of education, and Czech and Polish national groups and the Jewish and Protestant religious minorities benefited particularly from the growing enrollments. These widening opportunities enabled lower-middle-class and even some working-class youth to join the modern educated middle classes. Only in fight of the developments examined here can one understand the recruitment and formation of the bureaucrats and professionals who led the Austrian Republic and the neighboring states of East-Central Europe in the decades after 1918. This study, the first English-language book on advanced education in the Austrian lands during the nineteenth century, is recommended for scholars and students in the history of education, modern social history, and the history of the Habsburg Monarchy." 
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Fifteenth-Century Studies Vol. 31, DuBruck, Edelgard E. &  Barbara I. Gusick
2 DuBruck, Edelgard E. & Barbara I. Gusick Fifteenth-Century Studies Vol. 31
Rochester Camden House 2006 157113333X / 9781571133335 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book. Red cloth covered boards, with gilt stamped design front and spine, as new ; B&W Illustrations; 9.13 X 6.22 X 0.79 inches; 236 pages; Fifteenth-Century Studies offers essays on diverse aspects of the period, including liberal and fine arts, historiography, medicine, and religion. The standard survey of drama research leads off the present volume. Ten essays follow, involving France, Spain, Germany, England, and Finland. Essays deal with love poetry, laughter and manhood in Jehan de Saintré, a new dating of Sir Gawein and the Green Knight, German eschatological theater, portrayals of Christ's healing of the lame man on the York stage, translation during the Middle Spanish period, the end of the persecution of witches, and late medieval executioners. Book reviews and an index of volumes 21 through 30 conclude the volume. Contributors: Edelgard Dubruck, William Calin, Rocio Del Rio Fernandez, Leonardas Gerulaitis, Barbara Gusick, Sibylle Jefferis, Judy Kem, Hannele Kemettilä, Lynn T. Ramey, Carolyn King Stephens Edelgard E. Dubruck is Professor Emerita at Marygrove College, Detroit, Michigan, and Barbara I. Gusick is Associate Professor at Troy State University Dothan. 
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The End of Yalta  Breakthrough in Eastern Europe 1989/90, Gluza, Zbigniew & Barbara Herchenreder & Aneta Dylewska
3 Gluza, Zbigniew & Barbara Herchenreder & Aneta Dylewska The End of Yalta Breakthrough in Eastern Europe 1989/90
Warsaw The Karta Center 2004 8388288911 / 9788388288913 Third Edition Softcover Very Good 
Some edge wear to card covers ; A tight solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; 8.43 X 5.85 X 0.73 inches; 119 pages; "An extraordinary experiment took place in Eastern Europe. Within a short period of time several nations suddenly found themselves standing face to face with the chance to change their fate - an event rarely seen in history. On 23rd November, 1989, on the seventh day of the "velvet revolution" in Prague, Timothy Garton Ash said to Vaclav Havel, "In Poland it took ten years, in Hungary 10 months, in the GDR 10 weeks, perchance it will take 10 days here in Czechoslovakia?" the revolutionary events did indeed take a little longer but word had gone out. The pace of change was truly remarkable. As subsequent steps on the road to change did not meet with expected forced opposition from the authorities, so courage grew. Meanwhile, with every compromise, the power of he authorities became weaker. The peoples of other countries could start out on ever-decreasing marathons. Revolutionary change sometimes happened to be an illusion (like in Romania at an early stage) and sovereignty apparent (Belarus). The breakthrough of 1989/90 meant a peaceful overthrow of Communism in Europe. Today, the residents of the seven former Soviet bloc countries may be certain that the "Yalta" curse will not come back to them." 
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Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft der Ungarn um die Jahrtausendwende   (German Edition), Gyorffy, Gyorgy
4 Gyorffy, Gyorgy Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft der Ungarn um die Jahrtausendwende (German Edition)
Budapest Akademiai Kiado 1983 963053200X / 9789630532006 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Some scuffing and soil of dustjacket ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Studia historica; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 330 pages; The economy and society of Hungary at the turn of the millennium (1000) 
Price: 79.95 CDN
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Colonial Borderlands. France and the Netherlands in the Atlantic in the 19th century, Sicking, Louis
5 Sicking, Louis Colonial Borderlands. France and the Netherlands in the Atlantic in the 19th century
Boston Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2008 9004169601 / 9789004169609 Hardcover Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Boards show very light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book.; History of International Relations, Diplomacy, & Intelligence Vol 4; B&W Illustrations; 9.76 X 6.54 X 0.71 inches; 217 pages; "History of International Relations, Diplomacy and Intelligence, 4 (History of International Relations Library, 4) France and the Netherlands were both important European colonial powers in the nineteenth century. This book, based primarily on archival research, is a contribution to the study of the relations between France and the Netherlands overseas in the nineteenth century. It focuses on those regions of the world where these two nations shared colonial borderlands: the island of St Martin in the Caribbean, the Gold Coast in Africa, and French Guiana and Surinam in South America. The border question in these regions is dealt with in the European context of colonial and international policy, as well as in the local context. The work addresses Franco-Dutch relations in the colonies, but also the interactions with the slaves on St Martin, the peoples of the Gold Coast (Ashanti, Agni of Sanwi, Fanti and Apollonians or Nzema), and the Maroons such as the Boni (Aluku) and the Ndyuka in the Guianese interior. Table of Contents About the author Acknowledgements Introduction Part I The borderland of France and the Netherlands in the Caribbean: St. Martin Part II The borderland of France and the Netherlands in Africa: The Gold Coast Part III The borderland of France and the Netherlands in South America: French Guiana and Surinam Comparison and conclusion Annexes Sources and bibliography Index" 
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The Journey of Martin Nadaud; A Life and Turbulent Times, Tindall, Gillian
6 Tindall, Gillian The Journey of Martin Nadaud; A Life and Turbulent Times
London Chatto & Windus 1999 0701168676 / 9780701168674 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Tanning of pages as is common in British publications of this era ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs; 8.50 X 5.51 X 1.18 inches; 310 pages; "An exceptional work of miniaturist history that recreates through the life of a little-known figure the turbulent worlds of Paris and London in the mid-nineteenth century." "Martin Nadaud (1815-1898) was a prominent and self-made figure of 19th-century French politics. Nadaud's life began and ended in the Creuse, a region in central France notable for its export of stone masons on annual migrations to construct the great public buildings of Paris. Nadaud entered history at age 14 on the first of his many treks to Paris. There, in addition to learning the mason's craft, he began to educate himself about the political interests of the working classes. In this way Nadaud began the journey of the book's title, which brought him to Parliament as its first working-class member; to a long exile in England when his liberal republicanism was displaced by the Second Empire of Louis Napoleon; and again to senior positions in the French government when Louis Napoleon fell in 1870. Tindall's account is especially strong in her evocation of the physical settings of Nadaud's life: the atmospherics of a Creusois village, the emergence of Paris as a modern city, and England during the Industrial Revolution. Nadaud, however, remains elusive as a personality. In part, this is because his memoirs and surviving letters tend to veil his experience as a private man. Historian Tindall (Celestine; Countries of the Mind) extracts all she can from the materials at her disposal, but the inner character of her subject stubbornly resists disclosure. We are left with a public figure compounded out of strenuous manual labor, impressive efforts at self-education and a dedication to the well-being of workers like himself." 
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