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    To See Paris and Die: The Soviet Lives of Western Culture

    Eleonory Gilburd
    Gilburd places this period, widely known as “the Thaw” in the context of other phases of attempted Westernisation in Russia, notably that which is associated with Peter the Great. And she illustrates how Russians made sense of all this new material by invoking the notion of “translation” – “a mechanism of transfer, a process of domestication, and a metaphor for the ways cultures interact”.
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    A German Officer in Occupied Paris: The War Journals

    Ernst Junger
    Ernst Jünger (1895-1998) was what is sometimes called – and indeed he is called it on the dust jacket of this book – a “controversial” figure. A First World War hero who was wounded seven times, he was undoubtedly uncommonly brave. He also insisted that those who were less brave should play their part, forcing retreating soldiers to join his unit at gunpoint. 
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    Estonia: A Modern History

    Neil Taylor
    Estonia passed from Swedish into Russian hands in the early eighteenth century. Peter the Great’s field marshal Boris Sheremetev wrote to him in 1709 boasting that not a cock crowed between Lake Peipsi and the Gulf of Riga, so complete had been his destruction. The population of Estonia in 1712 is estimated to have been well under half what it was twenty years earlier, as a result of first famine and then war. Under Russian rule, the country remained under the dominance of the large Baltic-German landowners, who had no problem about serving the imperial state.
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    The Maamtrasna Murders

    Margaret Kelleher
    The Maamtrasna Murders provides a cultural history of the events and subsequent impact of the renowned Maamtrasna murders from the perspective of language change in late nineteenth-century Ireland. Professor Kelleher takes the Maamtrasna case - one that is notorious for its failure to provide interpretation and translation services for monoglot Irish speakers - and examines broader sociolinguistic issues, moving Maamtrasna's violation of human rights from a local to a global stage.
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    How Will Capitalism End?

    Wolfgang Streeck
    Acclaimed analyst of contemporary politics and economics Wolfgang Streeck argues that the world is about to change. The marriage between democracy and capitalism, ill-suited partners brought together in the shadow of World War Two, is coming to an end.
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    Grand Hotel Abyss

    Stuart Jeffries
    In 1923, a group of young radical German thinkers and intellectuals came together to at Victoria Alle 7, Frankfurt, determined to explain the workings of the modern world. This brilliant group biography asks who were the Frankfurt School and why they matter today.

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    Stereotypes, Ideology and Foreign Correspondents

    Fergal Lenehan

    An examination of German media representations of Ireland from 1946 to 2010, from the post-war period to the years of the Celtic Tiger and Ireland’s subsequent economic downturn.

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    Marx's 'Capital' - Sixth Edition

    Ben Fine and Alfredo Saad-Filho
    This expert guide is the classic companion to Karl Marx’s most well-known work, Capital. In print now for over a quarter of a century, and translated into many languages, this new edition has been fully revised and updated, making it an ideal modern introduction to one of the most important texts in political and economic thought today.
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    Final Solution

    David Cesarani

    David Cesarani's sweeping reappraisal challenges accepted explanations for the anti-Jewish politics of Nazi Germany and the inevitability of the 'Final Solution', including that the persecution of the Jews was not always the Nazis' central preoccupation, nor was it an inevitable process.

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    Holidays in the Danger Zone

    Debbie Lisle

    A uniquely historical look at how war turns soldiers, and all of us, into tourists, exposing the mundane and everyday entanglements between warfare and tourism.

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    Brothers of the Quill

    Norma Clarke
    The story of Oliver Goldsmith who arrived in England in 1756 a penniless Irishman, toiled for years in the anonymity of Grub Street—already a synonym for impoverished hack writers—before he became one of literary London’s most celebrated authors.
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    The Left's Jewish Problem

    Dave Rich

    Exploration into the phenomenon of the left’s increasingly controversial ‘Jewish problem’ in Britain.

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    Michel Agier
    In this timely book, anthropologist Michel Agier addresses these questions and examines the character of the borderlands that emerge on the margins of nation-states. Drawing on his ethnographic fieldwork, he shows that borders, far from disappearing, have acquired a new kind of centrality in our societies, becoming reference points for the growing numbers of people who do not find a place in the countries they wish to reach.
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    The One King Lear

    Brian Vickers

    King Lear exists in two different texts: the Quarto (1608) and the Folio (1623). Because each supplies passages missing in the other, for over 200 years editors combined the two to form a single text, the basis for all modern productions. Then in the 1980s a group of influential scholars argued that the two texts represent different versions of King Lear, that Shakespeare revised his play in light of theatrical performance. The two-text theory has since hardened into orthodoxy. Now for the first time in a book-length argument, one of the world’s most eminent Shakespeare scholars challenges the two-text theory. At stake is the way Shakespeare’s greatest play is read and performed.

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    Wherever the Firing Line Extends

    Ronan McGreevy
    From the first shot monument in Mons to the plaque to the Royal Irish Lancers who liberated the town on Armistice Day 1918, Ronan McGreevy looks at those places where the Irish made their mark and are remembered in the monuments, cemeteries and landscapes of France and Flanders.
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    The New Odyssey

    Patrick Kingsley

    Europe is facing a wave of migration unmatched since the end of World War II - and no one has reported on this crisis in more depth or breadth than Patrick Kingsley, the Guardian 's migration correspondent. In this account, Kingsley reports on the 17 countries he's travelled along the migrant trail, meeting hundreds of refugees.

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    Norman Tradition and Transcultural Heritage

    Stefan Burkhardt and Thomas Foerster
    Recent scholarship has begun to question the ’Norman Achievement’ and look again at the degree to which a single Norman cultural identity existed across a diverse territory. Essays in this volume look at questions of Norman traditions in some of the peripheral Norman dominions.
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    Cold War Culture

    Jim Smyth
    Jim Smyth's book shows that, despite being allergic to McCarthy-style vulgarity, British intellectuals in the 1950s operated within powerful Cold War paradigms all the same
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    Who Rules the World?

    Noam Chomsky
    The culmination of years of work, Noam Chomsky's definitive intellectual investigation into America's pursuit and exercise of power in a post 9/11 world.

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