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  • booksreddit.com:Trolls: From Scandinavia to Dam Dolls

    Trolls: From Scandinavia to Dam Dolls, Tolkien, and Harry Potter

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    When and how did fairies “shrink?”
    Trolls always get a bad rap. One lurks under a bridge, another harasses a gnome, and suddenly people label the entire species as trouble. Of course, that is because they are, indeed, trouble. The folklore about these Scandinavian supernatural beings is rich and varied, and there is plenty of opportunities to purse Celtic parallels. Comprehensively examined in a 1936 German-language dissertation, this book adapts the earlier work, taking popular belief further to the English-speaking world and… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850

    The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850

    681

    It’s gonna be negative -30 (factoring windchill) in Boston the next couple of days…how did our ancestors survive this?
    The Little Ice Age tells the story of the turbulent, unpredictable, and often very cold years of modern European history, how this altered climate affected historical events, and what it means for today’s global warming. Building on research that has only recently confirmed that the world endured a 500year cold snap, renowned archaeologist Brian Fagan shows how the increasing cold influenced familiar events from Norse exploration to the settlement of North America to the Industrial Revolution… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850

    The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850

    681

    The Little Ice Age tells the story of the turbulent, unpredictable, and often very cold years of modern European history, how this altered climate affected historical events, and what it means for today’s global warming. Building on research that has only recently confirmed that the world endured a 500year cold snap, renowned archaeologist Brian Fagan shows how the increasing cold influenced familiar events from Norse exploration to the settlement of North America to the Industrial Revolution…


  • booksreddit.com:The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy

    The Thirty Years War: Europe’s Tragedy

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    A deadly continental struggle, the Thirty Years War devastated seventeenth-century Europe, killing nearly a quarter of all Germans and laying waste to towns and countryside alike. Peter Wilson offers the first new history in a generation of a horrifying conflict that transformed the map of the modern world.When defiant Bohemians tossed the Habsburg emperor’s envoys from the castle windows in Prague in 1618, the Holy Roman Empire struck back with a vengeance. Bohemia was ravaged by mercenary t…


  • booksreddit.com:Trolls: From Scandinavia to Dam Dolls

    Trolls: From Scandinavia to Dam Dolls, Tolkien, and Harry Potter

    615

    Trolls always get a bad rap. One lurks under a bridge, another harasses a gnome, and suddenly people label the entire species as trouble. Of course, that is because they are, indeed, trouble. The folklore about these Scandinavian supernatural beings is rich and varied, and there is plenty of opportunities to purse Celtic parallels. Comprehensively examined in a 1936 German-language dissertation, this book adapts the earlier work, taking popular belief further to the English-speaking world and…


  • booksreddit.com:Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance (Transformations: Studies in the Histo...

    Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance (Transformations: Studies in the Histo…

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    The Islamic scientific tradition has been described many times in accounts of Islamic civilization and general histories of science, with most authors tracing its beginnings to the appropriation of ideas from other ancient civilizations — the Greeks in particular. In this thought-provoking and original book, George Saliba argues that, contrary to the generally accepted view, the foundations of Islamic scientific thought were laid well before Greek sources were formally translated into Arabic…


  • booksreddit.com:The Anatomy of Fascism

    The Anatomy of Fascism

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    What is fascism? By focusing on the concrete: what the fascists did, rather than what they said, the esteemed historian Robert O. Paxton answers this question for the first time. From the first violent uniformed bands beating up “enemies of the state,” through Mussolini’s rise to power, to Germany’s fascist radicalization in World War II, Paxton shows clearly why fascists came to power in some countries and not others, and explores whether fascism could exist outside the early-twentieth…


  • booksreddit.com:Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne

    Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland

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    On a summer day in 1941 in Nazi-occupied Poland, half of the town of Jedwabne brutally murdered the other half: 1,600 men, women, and children-all but seven of the town’s Jews. In this shocking and compelling study, historian Jan Gross pieces together eyewitness accounts as well as physical evidence into a comprehensive reconstruction of the horrific July day remembered well by locals but hidden to history. Revealing wider truths about Jewish-Polish relations, the Holocaust, and human respons…


  • booksreddit.com:A Heart for Europe - The Lives of Emperor Charles and Empress Zita of Austria-Hungary

    A Heart for Europe – The Lives of Emperor Charles and Empress Zita of Austria-Hungary

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    A Heart For Europe – The Lives of Emperor Charles And Empress Zita Of Austria-HungaryJames and Joana Bogle Emperor Charles was the last Hapsburg ruler of the Austrio-Hungarian Empire, now declared Blessed by Pope John Paul II in 2004. The Pope was himself formerly bishop in the once Habsburg-ruled city of Cracow and his baptismal name Karol (meaning Charles) was given in memory of the late Emperor under whom his father had served as an officer in the Imperial army. Married to Princess Zita of…


  • booksreddit.com:In Place: Spatial and Social Order in a Faeroe Islands Community

    In Place: Spatial and Social Order in a Faeroe Islands Community

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    As one of the Scandinavian nations, the Faeroe Islands can prove instructive to the study of regionalism and multi-ethnicity in European culture areas. In this first published ethnography about the people of the Faeroe Islands, Gaffin focuses on ecology and “place.” Having settled in for a year of fieldwork in 1983, he and his wife became part of the friendly and public lives of this remote setting, with its natural beauty and its honorable and egalitarian social traditions. In repeat visits …