Central Europe: Enemies, Neighbors, Friends / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$37.60
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$28.46
(Save 28%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 95%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (22) from $1.99   
  • New (6) from $19.00   
  • Used (16) from $1.99   

Overview


This historical survey of Central Europe covers a region that encompasses contemporary Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, and Croatia. Now in its second edition, Central Europe: Enemies, Neighbors, Friends contains a new epilogue-updated to cover events since 1995-and several redesigned or updated maps. Each chapter is thematically organized around issues or events that are important in helping students develop an understanding of the region's internal dynamics. Johnson illuminates the competing religious, cultural, economic, national, and ideological interests that have driven the history of Central Europe. Thorough, objective, and focused, Johnson's work stands out as both a useful core text covering an area of growing interest and a brilliant account of a region that is only just beginning to receive the attention it deserves.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Written by a sophisticated historical analyst, this book is nevertheless more accessible to non-specialists than any comparable work. Lonnie Johnson explains the region's paradoxes objectively, but also with deep sympathy.... Travelers, officials, and businessmen who wish to understand the contradictions of this vital, appealing, but often alarming heart of Europe must read this illuminating narrative." -- Daniel Chirot, University of Washington

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195148251
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 5.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Lonnie Johnson has taught at a variety of institutions in Vienna and Austria, and has traveled extensively throughout Central Europe. He is currently the Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission in Vienna, Austria.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Where Is Central Europe? 3
1 Central Europe and the Roman Christian West, 400-1000 13
2 Feudal Foundations, 1000-1350 27
3 The Great Late Medieval Kingdoms: Poland and Hungary, 1350-1500 45
4 The Bulwarks of Christendom: Religion and Warfare, 1400-1550 64
5 The Counter-Reformation: The Roman Catholic Church and the Habsburg Dynasty Triumphant, 1550-1700 85
6 Absolutism as Enlightenment, 1700-1790 103
7 Nations Without States, States Without Nations, 1790-1848 124
8 The Demise of Imperial Austria and the Rise of Imperial Germany, 1848-1890 149
9 World War I and National Self-Determination, 1914-1922 171
10 Spheres of Influence I: Germany and the Soviet Union 197
11 Spheres of Influence II: East and West, or "Yalta Europe" 223
12 The Failure of Eastern Europe, 1956-1989 249
Epilogue: Postrevolutionary Paradoxes: Central Europe Since 1989 275
Notes 309
Index 327
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)