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Building a National Literature: The Case of Germany, 1830–1870

by Peter Uwe Hohendahl

Building a National Literature boldly takes issue with traditional literary criticism for its failure to explain how literature as a body is created and shaped by institutional forces. Peter Uwe Hohendahl approaches literary history by focusing on the material and ideological structures that determine the canonical status of writers and works. He examines important elements in the making of a national literature, including the political and literary public sphere, the theory and practice of literary criticism, and the emergence of academic criticism as literary history. Hohendahl considers such key aspects of the process in Germany as the rise of liberalism and nationalism, the delineation of the borders of German literature, the idea of its history, the understanding of its cultural funct...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 373 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Jane Austen: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of British Authors Book 2)

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 4.35 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Romanov Family Yearbook (In Their Own Words 4)

by Helen Azar

The year 2018 marks a century since the murders of the last imperial family of Russia: Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, four daughters: Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, and son Alexei. This family of seven was brutally killed in July of 1918, but continues to fascinate even a hundred years later. Helen Azar, author of several books based on her original translations of their diaries and letters, brings you “THE ROMANOV FAMILY YEARBOOK” - a unique edition which commemorates them through a collection of personal documents that recount their daily lives, ranging over a decade. This book contains 365 diary entries, letters, and photographs--one for each day of the year—including some previously unpublished material. It is essential reading for Russian imperial history enthusia...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia
Size: 448 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Charles Dickens: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of British Authors Book 1)

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 2.04 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Apart from War (Still Life with Memories Bundle Book 2)

by Uvi Poznansky

This bundle contains three volumes of the Still Life with Memories series, featuring the love story and adventures of Lenny and Natasha during WWII:The Music of UsIn 1970, Lenny can no longer deny that his wife is undergoing a profound change. Despite her relatively young age, her mind succumbs to forgetfulness. Now, he goes as far back as the moment he met Natasha during WWII, when he was a wounded warrior and she—a star, brilliant yet illusive. Natasha was a riddle to him then, and to this day, with all the changes she has gone through, she still is.“Digging into the past, mining its moments, trying to piece them together this way and that, dusting off each memory of Natasha, of how we were, the highs and lows of the music of us, to find out where the problem may have started?”To t...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Drama & Plays, British, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, World Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, Romance, Mystery & Suspense, Sagas
Size: 559 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rewolucja: Russian Poland, 1904–1907

by Robert E. Blobaum

The revolution of 1905 in the Russian-ruled Kingdom of Poland marked the consolidation of major new influences on the political scene. As he examines the emergence of a mass political culture in Poland, Robert E. Blobaum offers the first history in any Western language of this watershed period. Drawing on extensive archival research to explore the history of Poland's revolutionary upheavals, Blobaum departs from traditional interpretations of these events as peripheral to an essentially Russian movement that reached a climax in the Russian Revolution of 1917. He demonstrates that, although Polish independence was not formally recognized until after World War I, the social and political conditions necessary for nationhood were established in the years around 1905....

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 320 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Cryptozoology Files (Mike Covell Investigates Book 3)

by Mike Covell

Join Mike Covell in a journey through time, researching stories of sea serpents, giant squid, big cats, Devil Dogs and other strange animals seen in Hull and East Yorkshire.Part journey through the archives, part investigation on location, the book takes in over a century of weird and wonderful stories from the region.Hear how Mike tracked a giant squid to London that vanished, and how a manhunt took place for a giant dog said to have killed a Hull man. Also included are stories of local police investigations of strange phenomena. Packed with photographs, newspaper clippings and more....

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 300 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Stories from Paul the Deacon: A Latin Reader for GCSE, A-Level and University Students: Edited with an Introduction, Notes and Comprehensive Vocabulary

by Sean Gabb

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Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Foreign Language Study & Reference
Size: 3.45 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Revolutionary Acts: Amateur Theater and the Soviet State, 1917-1938

by Lynn Mally

During the Russian Revolution and Civil War, amateur theater groups sprang up in cities across the country. Workers, peasants, students, soldiers, and sailors provided entertainment ranging from improvisations to gymnastics and from propaganda sketches to the plays of Chekhov. In Revolutionary Acts, Lynn Mally reconstructs the history of the amateur stage in Soviet Russia from 1917 to the height of the Stalinist purges. Her book illustrates in fascinating detail how Soviet culture was transformed during the new regime's first two decades in power.Of all the arts, theater had a special appeal for mass audiences in Russia, and with the coming of the revolution it took on an important role in the dissemination of the new socialist culture. Mally's analysis of amateur theater as a space where ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Theater, History, Europe, Russia, Literature & Fiction, Drama & Plays, Nonfiction, Russian
Size: 326 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Stephen Hawking: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 2.24 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Crimean War: Volume I An English Translation

by Yevgeny Tarle

The Concert of Europe established after the Napoleonic Wars is credited with keeping the 19th century relatively peaceful. The new world order was, in many respects, an attempt to turn back the clock. Much of Europe remained under the control of absolute monarchs installed by divine right, as seen in the Holy Alliance, a pact signed by Prussia, Austria and Russia to preserve “Christian” principles.Russia had gained an exaggerated aura of invincibility by taking the lead role in defeating Napoleon Bonaparte. The Russian Empire was incomprehensively vast and its military potential was incalculable, but it was far less formidable than was feared. The profoundly conservative Tsar Nicholas I resisted change and was seen by many as the bulwark of reaction on the continent. Unfortunately for ...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia
Size: 646 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Paranormal Files (Mike Covell Investigates Book 10)

by Mike Covell

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Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 406 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

William Wallace: A Captivating Guide to a Freedom Fighter and Martyr Who Impacted Scottish History and Scotland’s Independence from England

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 2.47 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

Greek Mythology: Captivating Greek Myths of Greek Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and Heroes

by Matt Clayton

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Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 2.42 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

The Roman Republic: A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic, SPQR and Roman Politicians Such as Julius Caesar and Cicero

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 3.38 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Crimean War: Volume II An English Translation

by Yevgeny Tarle

Yevgeny Tarle was a historian most interested in diplomacy. In Volume I of this work, he devoted a great many pages to the failure of that diplomacy to avoid the Crimean War. Indeed, he makes a convincing argument that the diplomacy was not intended to avoid war, but rather to assign blame. The two most influential actors, Tsar Nicholas I and Emperor Napoleon III, wanted war for their own purposes.After the abortive Russian Danubian campaign of 1853-54, the Western powers made it abundantly clear that the integrity of the Ottoman Empire was not their sole concern. French and British troops were first landed in parts of Greece and Bulgaria then under the control of the Turks, but it soon became clear that there would be no encounter there with the withdrawing Russian forces. It was decided ...

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 734 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe (Vol.1&2)

by William Edward Hartpole Lecky

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Genre: History, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 1.84 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Varangian

by Stuart G. Yates

In the new Rome, duplicity and death reign supreme.It's the mid-11th century, and the Byzantine Empire dominates the world. Within the walls of its great capital, Constantinople, treachery, debauchery and power politics are part of the lives of the ruling elite.Thrust into this heady mix is the Viking adventurer, Harald Hardrada. Life in the court of the new emperor, deranged Michael the Fifth, holds extreme danger at every turn, as Harald becomes a pawn in the various factions' thirst for power.Can he survive this dangerous place, and turn his mind towards regaining what is rightfully his?Praise for Varangian:"...perfect blend of reality and fiction. A great story from an insightful author." - Veritas Vincit Review" The author weaves a fascinating and compelling story that captures the...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, World Literature, Scandinavian, Nonfiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Norse & Icelandic
Size: 338 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Syros. The noble heart of the Cyclades: Culture Hikes in the Greek Islands

by Denis Roubien

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Genre: Arts & Photography, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Architecture, Travel
Size: 7.88 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Noble Bondsmen: Ministerial Marriages in the Archdiocese of Salzburg, 1100-1343

by John B. Freed

Freed documents the network of marriage practices among ministerials in the archdiocese of Salzburg and in the process reconstructs an important and previously unexplored chapter in the rise of the German principalities....

Genre: History, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 304 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Multiculturalism in the British Commonwealth: Comparative Perspectives on Theory and Practice

by Richard T. Ashcroft

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Genre: History, Asia, Australia & Oceania, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
Size: 305 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Communities of Saint Martin: Legend and Ritual in Medieval Tours

by Sharon Farmer

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Genre: History, Europe
Size: 358 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

The Boys of Seelow: The Hitler Youth

by Joel Connealy

"The year is 1939 and the lives of seven friends growing up in Seelow Germany are about to change dramatically. Adolf Hitler, leader of Germany, has promised to resurrect the Fatherland and provide work for every willing German. The talk around the dinner table every night is filled with hope about the glorious age promised for their homeland.Through the eyes of Blaz Senft, The Boys of Seelow chronicles the lives of seven German boys as they progress through the Hitler Youth program and into the German military. As the war turns against the Reich, they find themselves in a battle for their lives, their friendship, and their country's destiny while the enemy draws ever closer to Germany's borders."...

Genre: Children's eBooks, Literature & Fiction, History, Europe, Russia, Genre Fiction, Action & Adventure, War, World Literature, Jewish, Nonfiction
Size: 720 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Iberian World Empires and the Globalization of Europe 1415–1668 (Palgrave Studies in Comparative Global History)

by Bartolomé Yun-Casalilla

This open access book analyses Iberian expansion by using knowledge accumulated in recent years to test some of the most important theories regarding Europe’s economic development. Adopting a comparative perspective, it considers the impact of early globalization on Iberian and Western European institutions, social development and political economies. In spite of globalization’s minor importance from the commercial perspective before 1750, this book finds its impact decisive for institutional development, political economies, and processes of state-building in Iberia and Europe.  The book engages current historiographies and revindicates the need to take the concept of composite monarchies as a point of departure in order to understand the period’s economic and social developments, ...

Genre: History, Asia, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
Size: 520 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

The Tudors: A Captivating Guide to the History of England from Henry VII to Elizabeth I

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 2.86 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Prussia: The Evolution of an Empire

by John Marriot

SINCE the death of Frederick the Great in 1786 the kingdom of Prussia has been a state of a unique type, occupying a special position both in Germany and in Europe. Since 1867 it has accomplished by its own methods a momentous task, the unification of Germany and the erection of a German Empire, under the presidency of the House of Hohenzollern. Since 1871 it is not without the justification of historical fact and present realities that when we speak of Germany we think of Prussia, and when we speak of Prussia we are thinking of Germany. 'The whole Empire', wrote Treitschke (Politik, ii. 346), 'is based historically and politically on the fact that it is (as Emperor William once said to Bismarck) "an extended Prussia", that Prussia is the dominant factor, both in fact and in formula. What...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia
Size: 307 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Public Goods Provision in the Early Modern Economy: Comparative Perspectives from Japan, China, and Europe

by Masayuki Tanimoto

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Scholarly discussions on economic development in history, specifically those linked to industrialization or modern economic growth, have paid great attention to the formation and development of the market economy as a set of institutions able to augment people’s welfare. The role of specific nonmarket practices for promoting the economic development and welfare has been a distinct concern, typically involving discussion of the state’s economic policies. How have societies tackled those issues that the market did not? To what extent did those solutions reflect the structure of an economy?  Public Goods Provision in...

Genre: Business & Investing, Economics, History, Asia, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 328 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Divo and the Duce: Promoting Film Stardom and Political Leadership in 1920s America (Cinema Cultures in Contact Book 1)

by Giorgio Bertellini

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Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Movies & Video, History, Americas, United States, Europe, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 352 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

I'm Not From Around Here: A Jewish Boy Telling the Historical Story of his Family's Holocaust Survival in WW2 (Biographical Fiction Based on a Memoir)

by Ishai Klinowsky

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Ethnic & National, Historical, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Historical Study, Military, World, Literature & Fiction, Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, Biographical, Psychological
Size: 367 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Honest Men & Shady Dealings

by Mike Farrell

'Nothing is ever quite how it might seem' is my favourite saying and it certainly applied to the lives of my Sussex born ancestors William Wood and his nephew George Fleming back in 19th century Europe, together with a number of their relatives, friends and employers. How many residents of the sleepy little East Sussex village of Maresfield would have thought for one moment that the venerable old proprietor of the local plant nursery, Woodlands, a recognised expert in rose breeding, was once a spy for the Duke of Wellington in his campaigns against Napoleon, not to mention the successful operator of a rather audacious smuggling sideline as well. Similarly, many neighbours of George and Mary Anne Fleming in the West London suburb of Acton, would have been unaware that the retired couple had...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, History, Europe
Size: 304 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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