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The Holy Roman Empire lasted a thousand years, far longer than ancient Rome. Its continuity rested on the ideal of a unified Christian civilization. As Peter Wilson shows, the Empire tells the story of Europe better than histories of individual nation-states, and its legacy can be seen today in debates over the nature of the European Union.

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Genre: History
Author: Peter H. Wilson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release: 2016-02-29
File: 941 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780674058095

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Genre: Europe
Author: Leo de Colange
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Release: 1883
File: 143 Pages
ISBN-13: PRNC:32101073332056

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'The Brussels Commission has just suspended its senior economist, Bernard Connolly, for writing a book savaging the prospects for a common currency. There are many who now believe he should be lauded as a prophet.' Observer, Editorial, 1 October 1995 'Mr. Connolly's longstanding proposition that the foisting of a common currency upon so many disparate nations would end in ruin is getting a much wider hearing...' New York Times, 17 November 2011 When first published in 1995, The Rotten Heart of Europe caused outrage and delight - here was a Brussels insider, a senior EU economist, daring to talk openly about the likely pitfalls of European monetary union. Bernard Connolly lost his job at the Commission, but his book was greeted as a profound and persuasive expose of the would-be 'monetary masters of the world.' His brave act of defiance became headline news - and his book a major international bestseller. In a substantial new introduction, Connolly returns to his prophetic account of the double-talk surrounding the efforts of politicians, bankers and bureaucrats to force Europe into a crippling monetary straitjacket. Hidden agendas are laid bare, skulduggery exposed and economic fallacies are skewered, producing a horrifying conclusion. No one who wants to understand the workings of the EU, past, present and future can afford to miss this enthralling and deeply disturbing book.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Bernard Connolly
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release: 2013-01-15
File: 480 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780571301751

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Genre: Europe
Author: Francis Otto Matthiessen
Publisher: Neww York : Oxford University Press
Release: 1948
File: 194 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015031911673

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"This is a history of porcelain as a business and consumer product, from the eighteenth century to the present day. Many books have been written on Chinese porcelain as an exotic import from Asia, but this book tells the history of the Central European reinvention and mass production of the material. Porcelain was first invented in medieval China, but the evolution of what its first producers called "white gold" was set in motion by Saxon king Augustus the Strong. Augustus obsessed over owning a personal alchemist, Johann Böttger, whom he imprisoned in his castle, first to make gold, and when that failed, to make porcelain. Trained in chemistry by an apothecary, Böttger took advantage of the king's obsession with porcelain and eventually produced the first European ceramic vessels whose delicacy and strength resembled those of Asian imports. Augustus funded the creation of a Saxon royal manufactory, which became the famous Meissen factory, and which to this day stands for the highest quality in porcelain. By the time of Böttger's death in 1719, Meissen porcelain had become famous throughout Europe and the world, its wares in high demand by other monarchs and aristocratic consumers. Soon after the porcelain maker's death, his secret recipe was stolen, and dozens of Central European princes opened their own manufactories. Here, author Suzanne L. Marchand shows how the story of European porcelain is an intertwined history of the mercantile state policy that built these factories, the luxury trades that sustained them, the debates about what counted as "art," and the changes in consumer and material culture driving the business. Throughout the eighteenth century, porcelain production was an industry of competitive, mercantile production under royal ownership. By 1850, however, after only a few state-backed firms survived the financial crises of 1815-1830, the Central European porcelain industry had become the domain of mass producers and trademark forgers. Marchand then traces the story of Central European porcelain into the twentieth century, exploring the new challenges of cartelization, the rise of Japanese and Czech competition, and the impact of the two world wars, following several porcelain firms through the Nazi era and the Russian seizures of companies in the German East. At each point, Marchand uses the history of porcelain to link the businesses, and the states that helped sustain them, to the broader history of culture and consumption"--

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Genre: ART
Author: Suzanne L. Marchand
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release: 2020-06-30
File: 544 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780691182339

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Genre: Automobile travel
Author: John Newland
Publisher:
Release: 2007
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 1921008644

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Genre: Democracy
Author: Donald Sassoon
Publisher: Institute for Public Policy Research
Release: 1996
File: 54 Pages
ISBN-13: 1860300405

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Traces the history of Poland and examines the social and political life of the country.

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Genre: History
Author: Norman Davies
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
Release: 2001-05-31
File: 483 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780192801265

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A collection of twenty-nine essays and speeches, originally given in English by Czech Republic prime minister Václav Klaus, on economic reform, ecological policy, the future of Europe, the relationship between art and toleration, and more. Nineteen of the essays and speeches were previously published in the author's Rebirth of a Nation Five Years After (1994)--p.xiv.

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Genre: History
Author: Václav Klaus
Publisher: Cato Institute
Release: 1997
File: 177 Pages
ISBN-13: 1882577485

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Publisher:
Release: 1973
File: Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:828159761

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