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British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence

by Simon Philo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In The British Invasion, Simon Philo illustrates how this remarkable event in cultural history disrupted and even reversed pop culture’s default flow of influence, goods, and ideas—orchestrating a dramatic...


The Pity of War: England and Germany, Bitter Friends, Beloved Foes

by Miranda Seymour Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

Miranda Seymour tells the remarkable story of England’s centuries of profound connection and rivalry with Germany. Her vibrant and heart-breaking history—told through the lives of princes and painters, soldiers...


Jewish Responses to Persecution: 1942-1943

by Emil Kerenji Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 10, 2014)

With its unique combination of primary sources and historical narrative, this volume offers an important perspective on the peak years of the Nazi “Final Solution,” when the Jewish struggle for survival...


British Government and Politics: Balancing Europeanization and Independence

by Michael L. Mannin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2010)

This deeply informed text sets the government and politics of Britain firmly in the context of Britain's enduring membership in the European Union. Michael L. Mannin thoroughly applies the concept of "Europeanization"...


The Portuguese Revolution: State and Class in the Transition to Democracy

by Ronald H. Chilcote Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2010)

Building on decades of research, leading scholar Ronald H. Chilcote provides a definitive analysis of the 1974–1975 Portuguese revolution, which captured global attention and continues to resonate today. His...


Historical Dictionary of Switzerland

by Leo Schelbert Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 21, 2014)

This updated second edition of Historical Dictionary of Switzerland features the nation's multicultural and democratic traditions and institutions, its complex history, and its people's involvement in past and...


War, Pacification, and Mass Murder, 1939: The Einsatzgruppen in Poland

by Jürgen Matthäus, Jochen Böhler & Klaus-Michael Mallmann Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 18, 2014)

This invaluable work traces the role of the Einsatzgruppen of the Security Police and SD, the core group of Himmler’s murder units involved in the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question,” during and immediately...


The European Culture Area: A Systematic Geography

by Alexander B. Murphy, Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov & Bella Bychkova Jordan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 12, 2014)

Now in a fully updated edition, this leading textbook has been thoroughly revised to reflect the sweeping changes the past decade has brought to Europe and to incorporate new research and teaching approaches...


The Great Powers and Poland: From Versailles to Yalta

by Jan Karski Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2014)

This definitive study provides a comprehensive diplomatic history of Poland during the most seminal period in its existence, when its destiny lay in the hands of France, Great Britain, and the United States....


European Cinema after the Wall: Screening East-West Mobility

by Leen Engelen & Kris Van Heuckelom Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 21, 2013)

The past three decades have seen the rise of a transnational European cinema, not only in terms of production, but also in terms of a growing focus on multi-ethnic themes within the European context. The collapse...


Ireland's Great Famine in Irish-American History: Enshrining a Fateful Memory

by Mary Kelly Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 18, 2013)

Ireland’s Great Famine recasts traditional approaches to the Irish experience in America in a striking new reading of the history. This is the first compact synthesis to place Ireland’s Great Famine at the...


Transnational Moments of Change: Europe 1945, 1968, 1989

by Padraic Kenney, Gerd Rainer-Horn, Arthur Marwick & Patrick Burke et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 29, 2004)

This anthology of fourteen original essays is the first collection of transnational studies on postD1945 western and eastern European society written by historians. The contributors target three particular moments...


Russian and Soviet History: From the Time of Troubles to the Collapse of the Soviet Union

by Steven A. Usitalo & William Benton Whisenhunt Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 28, 2008)

An original and thought-provoking text, Russian and Soviet History uses noteworthy themes and important events from Russian history to spark classroom discussion. Consisting of twenty essays written by experts...


The Cultural Gradient: The Transmission of Ideas in Europe, 1789D1991

by Catherine Evtuhov & Stephen Kotkin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 27, 2002)

Is there a sharp dividing line that separates Europe into 'East' and 'West'? This volume brings together prominent scholars from the United States, Canada, France, Poland, and Russia to examine the evolution...


Civil Society Before Democracy: Lessons from Nineteenth-Century Europe

by Nancy Bermeo & Philip Nord Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 15, 2000)

Bringing together historians and political scientists, this unique collaboration compares nineteenth-century civil societies that failed to develop lasting democracies with civil societies that succeeded.


A History of Russia and Its Empire: From Mikhail Romanov to Vladimir Putin

by Kees Boterbloem Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 28, 2013)

This clear and focused text provides an introduction to imperial Russian and Soviet history from the crowning of Mikhail Romanov in 1613 to Vladimir Putin’s new term. Through a consistent chronological narrative,...


Remaking Italy in the Twentieth Century

by Roy Palmer Domenico Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 13, 2002)

Although the unification of Italy in 1870 initially defined the nation's geographic boundaries, Italians faced the new challenge of determining their nation's social, political, and cultural identity as they...


The Politics of Greed: How Privatization Structured Politics in Central and Eastern Europe

by Andrew Harrison Schwartz, David Ellerman & John Zysman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 12, 2006)

An in-depth political history of privatization in Central and Eastern Europe, The Politics of Greed demonstrates that the way that assets are privatized matters, both with respect to national economic performance...


The Human Tradition in Modern Europe, 1750 to the Present

by Cora Granata & Cheryl A. Koos Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 24, 2007)

This engaging and humanizing text traces the development of Europe since the mid-eighteenth century through the lives of people of the time. Capturing key moments, themes, and events in the continent's turbulent...


Engaging Europe: Rethinking a Changing Continent

by Evlyn Gould & George J. Sheridan Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 05, 2005)

What and where and who is Europe? This unique collection contends that Europe cannot be defined as simply a particular geographic location or a group of citizens who inhabit the same place and share a culture....


Contesting Christendom: Readings in Medieval Religion and Culture

by James L. Halverson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 27, 2007)

This reader fills a gap in classroom offerings by exploring historians' ongoing attempt to understand the social and cultural aspects of medieval Christianity. James L. Halverson organizes his selections around...


Transnational Identities: Becoming European in the EU

by Marilynn B. Brewer, Thomas Risse, Richard K. Herrmann & Amélie Mummendey et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 17, 2004)

This original work explores the increasingly important phenomenon of the formation of transnational identity. Considering the ongoing relevance of the European Union, the contributors ask a series of intriguing...


Fascism, Anti-Fascism, and the Resistance in Italy: 1919 to the Present

by Stanislao G. Pugliese Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 13, 2004)

While the historical significance of fascism and anti-fascism is still being hotly debated in Italy and across Europe, this anthology brings to light a wide range of voices-political, literary, and popular-that...


Between Empire and Alliance: America and Europe during the Cold War

by Marc Trachtenberg Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 28, 2003)

Written by scholars from both sides of the Atlantic, the work discusses the role European dependence on American support played in the history of European unification.


The Limits of Alliance: The United States, NATO, and the EU in North and Central Europe

by Andrew A. Michta Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 10, 2006)

The Limits of Alliance surveys the security policies of the states in North and Central Europe in the context of a declining North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the emerging European Security and Defense...


World Disorders: Troubled Peace in the Post-Cold War Era

by Stanley Hoffmann Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 22, 2000)

Stanley Hoffmann has remarked that 'It wasn't I who chose to study world politics. World politics forced themselves upon me.' Long one of the field's most distinguished thinkers, Hoffmann brings together in...


Russia's Carnival: The Smells, Sights, and Sounds of Transition

by Christoph Neidhart Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 13, 2002)

Neidhart convincingly argues that Russia is a different country from the Soviet Union, growing into a Western-style, middle-class society with a free market and a democratic policy.


Redrawing Nations: Ethnic Cleansing in East-Central Europe, 1944-1948

by Ana Siljak, Philipp Ther, Mark Kramer & Stanislaw Jankowiak et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 13, 2001)

After World War II, some 12 million Germans, 3 million Poles and Ukrainians, and tens of thousands of Hungarians were expelled from their homes and forced to migrate to their supposed countries of origin. Using...


Magic and Superstition in Europe: A Concise History from Antiquity to the Present

by Michael D. Bailey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 28, 2006)

The only comprehensive, single-volume survey of magic available, this compelling book traces the history of magic and superstition in Europe from antiquity to the present. Focusing mainly on the medieval and...


Imagining Ireland's Independence: The Debates over the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921

by Jason K. Knirck Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 11, 2006)

The key turning point in modern Ireland's history, the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 has shadowed Ireland's political life for decades. In this first book-length assessment of the treaty in over seventy years,...


The British Imperial Century, 1815-1914: A World History Perspective

by Timothy H. Parsons Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 15, 1999)

Ideal for adoption in introductory and upper-level classes in European and world history, this book provides a concise narrative account of the rise and fall of British imperialism. Focusing on the transition...


A Concise History of Nazi Germany

by Joseph W. Bendersky Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 11, 2013)

This balanced history offers a concise, readable introduction to Nazi Germany. Combining compelling narrative storytelling with analysis, Joseph W. Bendersky offers an authoritative survey of the major political,...


The Left Transformed in Post-Communist Societies: The Cases of East-Central Europe, Russia, and Ukraine

by Jane Leftwich Curry & Joan Barth Urban Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 2004)

One of the most unexpected outcomes of the Soviet bloc's transition out of communism is the divergent but important paths followed by once ruling communist parties. In The Left Transformed this ideological split...


A Wider Europe: The Process and Politics of European Union Enlargement

by Michael J. Baun Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 02, 2000)

This clear and engaging text examines the process and politics of the UnionOs OEasternO enlargement, beginning with its initial response to the 1989 revolution up through the Helsinki summit decisions of December...


European Socialism: A Concise History with Documents

by William Smaldone Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 05, 2013)

This accessible text offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to European socialism, which arose in the maelstrom of the industrial and democratic revolutions launched in the eighteenth century and has...


The Norman Conquest: England after William the Conqueror

by Hugh M. Thomas Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2007)

Exploring the successful Norman invasion of England in 1066, this concise and readable book focuses especially on the often dramatic and enduring changes wrought by William the Conqueror and his followers. From...


The German Polity

by David P. Conradt & Eric Langenbacher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 18, 2013)

This thoroughly revised and updated edition of The German Polity provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary German politics, focusing especially on the recovery of the economy and Germany’s growing...


Ruling Russia: Law, Crime, and Justice in a Changing Society

by William Alex Pridemore Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 25, 2005)

Law, crime, and justice are among the most salient issues in any country. This is especially true for a transitional nation like Russia that is facing tremendous social, political, and economic changes, many...


How the Jews Defeated Hitler: Exploding the Myth of Jewish Passivity in the Face of Nazism

by Benjamin Ginsberg Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 15, 2013)

One of the most common assumptions about World War II is that the Jews did not actively or effectively resist their own extermination at the hands of the Nazis. In this powerful book, Benjamin Ginsberg convincingly...


The End of Illusions: Religious Leaders Confront Hitler's Gathering Storm

by Joseph Loconte Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2004)

On the eve of America's entry into World War II, a fierce debate raged among religious leaders over the United States's participation in the war. In The End of Illusions, Joseph Loconte brings together pieces...


Remembering the Darkness: Women in Soviet Prisons

by Veronica Shapovalov Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 24, 2001)

This engrossing collection of prison memoirs by Russian women is the first to portray the direct experiences of the wide range of women who were incarcerated in Soviet prisons and camps. Comprising the stories...


Titanic: A Fresh Look at the Evidence by a Former Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents

by John Lang Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 09, 2012)

In The Titanic Revisited John Lang brings his expertise as a naval investigator to reexamine the sinking of the Titanic on her maiden voyage in April 1912, which became one of the defining moments of the twentieth...


Government Birds: Air Transport and the State in Western Europe

by Martin Staniland Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 16, 2003)

The first comparative study of the complicated history of relations between the state and the air transport industry in Europe, this book travels from the earliest scheduled flights down to the era of liberalization...


Imagining America: Influence and Images in Twentieth-Century Russia

by Alan M. Ball Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 09, 2004)

Drawing on a wide variety of contemporary journals, newspapers, films, and popular songs, Alan M. Ball compares American social, political, and cultural influence in two newborn Russian states: the young Soviet...


Hitler's Commanders: Officers of the Wehrmacht, the Luftwaffe, the Kriegsmarine, and the Waffen-SS

by Samuel W. Mitcham Jr. & Gene Mueller Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 24, 2012)

Now in an expanded edition that includes biographies of the generals of Stalingrad and a new chapter on the panzer commanders, this book offers rare insight into the men who ran Nazi Germany’s war machine....


A Taste of Naples

by Marlena Spieler Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 11, 2018)

In other places, it might seem trite or cliché to say that love is an essential component of cooking, food, and dining. But in the shadow of a still-fuming Vesuvio, the love of everyday life is palpable in...


From Hitler's Germany to Saddam's Iraq

by Scott A. Silverstone Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 03, 2018)

This book boldly challenges conventional wisdom about the value of preventive war. Beginning with the rise of German power and the French and British response to the Rhineland crisis leading to World War II,...


Land Warfare since 1860

by Jeremy Black Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 01, 2018)

This cogent global history traces the evolution of land warfare since the start of the Crimean War. Jeremy Black argues that although it has always been critical to the outcome of conflicts worldwide, land warfare...


Historical Dictionary of Belarus

by Grigory Ioffe & Vitali Silitski Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 15, 2018)

Belarus is one of fifteen successor states of the former Soviet Union. It’s the only post-Soviet state that is in full of control of its territory and has no territorial conflicts with its neighbors. It’s...


Paris on the Brink

by Mary McAuliffe Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 13, 2018)

Paris on the Brink vividly portrays the City of Light during the tumultuous 1930s, from the Wall Street Crash of 1929 to war and German Occupation. This was a dangerous and turbulent decade, during which workers...