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Columbia History of Eastern Europe In The Twentieth Century
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Columbia History of Eastern Europe In The Twentieth Century

By Joseph Held

This book is in very good condition. The cover boards have some wear on the front, back, edges and spine. There is little bumping, but some fraying on the cover boards. The pages are crisp, white and clear of any markings. The cover boards have an affixed stamp and signature of the previous owner on the front inside cover board. "Three times during the twentieth century - in 1918, 1945, and 1981 - Eastern Europe was to be made 'safe for democracy.' The dismantling of the empires of the Habsburgs, Ottoman sultans, Russian tsars, Hitler's Germany, and that of the Soviet Union in the face of the irresistible force of the oppressed nation's quest for democracy has fulfilled the axiomatic ideological position of Western champions of the principle of self-determination of nationalities. Yet even after the overthrow of the most pernicious forms of totalitarianism democracy remains illusory. It may well be asked what factors mitigated against the triumph of democracy after the world wars and to what extent these factors remain relevant today...." - Chapter One from Columbia History of Eastern Europe in The Twentieth Century

$31.98

The Reign of Charles V
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The Reign of Charles V

By William S Maltby

This book is in very good + condition. There is little wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the coverboards. There is no bumping or fraying on the coverboards. The pagoes are crisp, white, and clear of any markings. "The child who would become the Emperor Charles V was born in the Prinsenhof at Ghent on 24 February, 1500. The building itself has long since been destroyed. The boy's parentage - if he survived to adulthood in that age of high infant mortality - guaranteed him an exalted position, but there was no way to predict that by the age of 21 he would rule much of the known world. That outcome was the result not merely of his own survival, but of a series of tragedies within his family. Genealogy makes poor reading, but the reign of Charles V cannot be understood without it. Every-thing he had or would become was his by heredity, and marital politics formed by the basis of his rule...." - Chapter One from The Reign of Charles V

$16.04