Necessary Errors: A Novel

By Caleb Crain

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Necessary Errors is an outstanding novel, an enviably stable one, and to learn it's to relive the entire anxieties and illusions and grand initiatives of one’s personal youth.”—James wooden, The New Yorker

An beautiful debut novel that brilliantly captures the lives and romances of younger expatriates in newly democratic Prague

It’s October 1990. Jacob Putnam is younger and whole of principles. He’s arrived a 12 months too past due to witness Czechoslovakia’s revolution, yet he nonetheless hopes to discover its spirit, somehow. He discovers a rustic at a crossroads among communism and capitalism, and a picturesque urban overflowing with a colourful, looking out feel of chance. because the women and men Jacob meets start to fall in love with each other, not anyone seems to be relatively kind of like the assumption Jacob has of them—including Jacob himself.

Necessary Errors is the long-awaited first novel from literary critic and journalist Caleb Crain. Shimmering and expansive, Crain’s prose richly captures the turbulent emotions and discoveries of teenage because it stretches towards adulthood—the probability encounters that develop into lasting, unforgettable reviews and the surprises of our first ventures right into a international world—and the treasure of residing in Prague in the course of an period of old swap.

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The Changing Face of European Identity: A Seven-Nation Study of (Supra)National Attachments (Routledge Advances in European Politics)

Drawing upon systematic learn utilizing Q method in seven international locations - Denmark, France, Germany, the uk, Italy, Netherlands and Sweden - this quantity offers the result of the main large attempt but at cross-cultural, subjective evaluation of nationwide and supranational id. The reviews try and clarify how the eu Union, because the so much obvious scan in mass nationwide id swap within the modern international, affects how Europeans take into consideration their political affiliations.

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God, Humanity, and History: The Hebrew First Crusade Chronicles

By Robert Chazan

Although heavily curious about the outstanding Hebrew First-Crusade narratives, Robert Chazan's new interpretation of those texts is something yet slim, as his name, God, Humanity, and History, strongly indicates. the 3 surviving Hebrew money owed of the crusaders' devastating attacks on Rhineland Jewish groups throughout the spring of 1096 were tested at size, yet merely now do we enjoy the level to which they characterize their turbulent times.

After a detailed research of the texts themselves, Chazan addresses the goals of the 3 narratives. He compares those debts with previous Jewish heritage writing and with modern campaign historiography. it truly is of their disjuncture with prior different types of Jewish old narration and their impressive parallels with Latin campaign narratives that the Hebrew narratives are such a lot revealing. We see how they replicate the embeddedness of early Ashkenazic Jewry within the vivid surroundings of late-eleventh- and early-twelfth-century northern Europe.

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Lonely Planet France (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Nicola Williams

Lonely Planet: The world's major trip consultant publisher

Lonely Planet France is your passport to the main correct, updated recommendation on what to determine and bypass, and what hidden discoveries watch for you. Climb the long-lasting Eiffel Tower, discover the mysterious abbey-island of Mont St-Michel, or style Champagne amid the rolling vineyards of Reims; all along with your depended on trip significant other. Get to the guts of France and start your trip now!

Inside Lonely Planet's France shuttle Guide:

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The ideal selection: Lonely Planet France, our such a lot complete advisor to France, is ideal for either exploring best points of interest and taking roads much less travelled.

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Authors: Written and researched via Lonely Planet, Nicola Williams, Alexis Averbuck, Oliver Berry, Stuart Butler, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Kerry Christiani, Gregor Clark, Emilie Filou, Catherine Le Nevez, Daniel Robinson.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has turn into the world's prime shuttle media corporation with guidebooks to each vacation spot, an award-winning web site, cellular and electronic commute items, and a devoted traveler group. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but in addition permits curious travelers to get off overwhelmed paths to appreciate extra of the tradition of the areas during which they locate themselves.

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About Europe: Philosophical Hypotheses (Cultural Memory in the Present)

By Denis Guénoun

The idea of the common used to be born within the lands we now name Europe, but it really is exactly the common that's Europe's undoing. All ecu politics is stuck in a pressure: to say a eu identification is to be open to multiplicity, yet this very openness may well dissolve Europe as such. This publication displays on Europe and its altering barriers over the span of twenty centuries. a piece of philosophy, it always attracts on concrete occasions. From old Greece and Rome, to Christianity, to the Reformation, to the nationwide revolutions of the 20th century, what we this present day name "Europe" has been a succession of tasks within the identify of ecclesia or neighborhood. Empire, Church, and ecu: all were developed not like an Oriental "other." The stakes of Europe, then, are as a lot metaphysical as political. Redefining a sequence of key recommendations equivalent to global, position, transportation, and the typical, this booklet sheds mild on Europe as approach by means of enticing with the main major philosophical debates at the topic, together with the paintings of Marx, Husserl, Heidegger, Patocka, and Nancy.

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Lingo: Around Europe in Sixty Languages

By Gaston Dorren

Whether you are a common customer to Europe or simply an armchair vacationer, the staggering and impressive tales in Lingo will without end switch how you take into consideration the continent, and will even make you must research a brand new language.

Lingo spins the reader on a whirlwind travel of sixty eu languages and dialects, sharing quirky moments from their histories and exploring their commonalities and transformations. so much ecu languages are descended from a unmarried ancestor, a language now not in contrast to Sanskrit referred to as Proto-Indo-European (or PIE for short), however the continent's ever-changing borders and cultures have given upward thrust to a linguistic and cultural variety that's too usually forgotten in discussions of Europe as a political entity. Lingo takes us into latest distant mountain villages of Switzerland, the place Romansh continues to be the lingua franca, to previously Soviet Belarus, a rustic whose language used to be Russified by means of the Bolsheviks, to Sweden, the place up till the Nineteen Sixties well mannered talking conventions required that one by no means use the be aware "you" in dialog, resulting in tiptoeing questions of the shape: "Would herr generaldirektör Rexed like a biscuit?"

Spanning six millenia and sixty languages in bite-size chapters, Lingo is a hilarious and hugely edifying exploration of ways Europe speaks.

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Another Europe: Conceptions and practices of democracy in the European Social Forums (Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science)

Given the new specialise in the demanding situations to consultant democracy, and the hunt for brand new associations and techniques which may support to channel expanding participation, this booklet deals empirical insights on substitute conceptions of democracy and the actors that advertise them.

 

With a spotlight at the conceptions and practices of democracy inside modern social routine in Europe, this quantity contributes to the talk at the various dimensions of democracy, in particular in its participative and deliberative types. at the foundation of an in-depth research of eu Social boards, collecting millions of social circulate businesses and tens of millions of activists from all Europe, the publication explores the transnational measurement of democracy and addresses a proper, and little analyzed element of Europeanization: the Europeanization of social events. From a methodological perspective, the study innovates through overlaying a bunch of people regularly overlooked in past reports: social circulation activists. Qualitative and quantitative tools are hired to analyze person motivations in addition to environmental dynamics. a few of the chapters mix research of the members’ attitudes and behaviour with that of the organizational features, approaches and practices of democracy.

 

Providing a cross-national comparability at the international justice circulation, the theoretical demanding situations of the hot wave of protest and providing wealthy empirical facts on modern activism, this booklet will attract scholars and students of comparative politics, sociology, political sociology, social flow experiences, in addition to transnational relations.

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Solidarity in Europe: The History of an Idea

By Steinar Stjernø

How has unity been outlined, and the way has it replaced from the early nineteenth century till this present day? This exact quantity systematically compares the various varied conceptions of this valuable political notion held by means of Europeans over the last centuries. It covers social and political concept, Protestant and Catholic social ethics and an research of the way social democratic, Christian democratic, communist and fascist events in so much eu international locations have seen unity.

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A Political and Economic Dictionary of Western Europe (Political and Economic Dictionaries)

A Political and fiscal Dictionary of Western Europe is a useful advisor for these looking explanation of phrases, or a short reference resource. the variety of entries is huge and encompasses the hot historical past and financial system of every nation of the quarter in addition to political events, geographical positive aspects, well-known contributors, overseas corporations and key companies. It offers over six hundred key definitions and offers an summary of the altering political dimensions of Western Europe and its relatives with the eu Union.

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