Central Europe: Enemies, Neighbors, Friends / Edition 2

Central Europe: Enemies, Neighbors, Friends / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
0195148258
ISBN-13:
9780195148251
Pub. Date:
08/28/2001
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA

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Central Europe: Enemies, Neighbors, Friends / Edition 2

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780195148251
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 08/28/2001
Edition description: REV
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of 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, 1948-1989
13. The Revolutions of 1989 and their Aftermaths
Epilogue: Old Europe, New Europe, and Central Europe since 9/11
Notes
Index
Introduction: Where is Central Europe?

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