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The Resource Central Europe : enemies, neighbors, friends, Lonnie R. Johnson

Central Europe : enemies, neighbors, friends, Lonnie R. Johnson

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Central Europe : enemies, neighbors, friends
Title
Central Europe
Title remainder
enemies, neighbors, friends
Statement of responsibility
Lonnie R. Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Central Europe provides a broad overview and comparative analysis of key events in a historical region that encompasses contemporary Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, and Croatia. Starting with the initial conversion of the "pagan" peoples of the region of Christianity around 1000 A.D. and concluding with the revolutions of 1989 and the problems of post-Communist states today, it illuminates the distinctive nature and peculiarities of the historical development of this region as a cohesive whole. Lonnie R. Johnson introduces readers to Central Europe's heritage of diversity, the interplay of its cultures, and the origins of its malicious ethnic and national conflicts. History in Central Europe, he shows, has been epic and tragic
  • Throughout the ages, small nations struggled valiantly against a series of imperial powers - Ottoman Turkey, Habsburg Austria, imperial Germany, czarist Russia, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union - and they lost regularly. Johnson's account is present-minded in the best sense: in describing actual historical events, he illustrates the ways they have been remembered, and how they contribute to the national assumptions that still drive European politics today
  • Since the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, the unanticipated problems of transforming post-Communist states into democracies with market economies, the wars in the former Yugoslavia, and the challenges of European integration have all made Central Europe the most dynamic and troubled region in Europe. In Central Europe, Johnson combines a vivid and panoramic narrative of events, a nuanced analysis of social, economic, and political developments, and a thoughtful portrait of those myths and memories that have lives of their own - and consequences for all of Europe
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Lonnie
Dewey number
943
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DAW1038
LC item number
.J64 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Europe, Central
  • Europe centrale
  • Europe centrale
  • Europe, Central
  • Mitteleuropa
  • Geschichte
  • Ostmitteleuropa
Label
Central Europe : enemies, neighbors, friends, Lonnie R. Johnson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Where Is Central Europe? -- 1. Central Europe and the Roman Christian West, 400-1000 -- 2. Feudal Foundations, 1000-1350 -- 3. The Great Late Medieval Kingdoms: Poland and Hungary, 1350-1500 -- 4. The Bulwarks of Christendom: Religion and Warfare, 1400-1550 -- 5. The Counter-Reformation: The Roman Catholic Church and the Habsburg Dynasty Triumphant, 1550-1700 -- 6. Absolutism as Enlightenment, 1700-1790 -- 7. Nations Without States, States Without Nations, 1790-1848 -- 8. The Demise of Imperial Austria and the Rise of Imperial Germany, 1848-1890 -- 9. World War I and National Self-Determination, 1914-1922 -- 10. Spheres of Influence I: Germany and the Soviet Union -- 11. Spheres of Influence II: East and West, or "Yalta Europe" -- 12. The Failure of Eastern Europe, 1956-1989 -- Epilogue: Postrevolutionary Paradoxes: Central Europe Since 1989
Control code
ocm33442885
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 339 pages
Isbn
9780195100723
Lccn
95046619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33442885
  • (OCoLC)33442885
Label
Central Europe : enemies, neighbors, friends, Lonnie R. Johnson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Where Is Central Europe? -- 1. Central Europe and the Roman Christian West, 400-1000 -- 2. Feudal Foundations, 1000-1350 -- 3. The Great Late Medieval Kingdoms: Poland and Hungary, 1350-1500 -- 4. The Bulwarks of Christendom: Religion and Warfare, 1400-1550 -- 5. The Counter-Reformation: The Roman Catholic Church and the Habsburg Dynasty Triumphant, 1550-1700 -- 6. Absolutism as Enlightenment, 1700-1790 -- 7. Nations Without States, States Without Nations, 1790-1848 -- 8. The Demise of Imperial Austria and the Rise of Imperial Germany, 1848-1890 -- 9. World War I and National Self-Determination, 1914-1922 -- 10. Spheres of Influence I: Germany and the Soviet Union -- 11. Spheres of Influence II: East and West, or "Yalta Europe" -- 12. The Failure of Eastern Europe, 1956-1989 -- Epilogue: Postrevolutionary Paradoxes: Central Europe Since 1989
Control code
ocm33442885
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 339 pages
Isbn
9780195100723
Lccn
95046619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33442885
  • (OCoLC)33442885

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