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Slovenia, 1945: Memories of Death and Survival after World War II
Marcus Ferrar
1850438404
December 2005
Hardcover
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Review
A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year, 2005!


Independent Slovenia
Jill Benderly
0312164475
Oct 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
This volume of essays explores the historical, cultural, political, and economic origins of the drive for Slovenia's independence; the intellectuals, pacifists, punk rockers, feminists, and trade unionists who created the social movements of the Slovene Spring; and the prospects for this new nation in central Europe.


10 X 10_2: 100 Architects, 10 Critics
Alberto Campo Baeza
0714844411
April 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Who are the world's most exciting up-and-coming architects? 10 x 10_2 has 100 definitive answers, provided by 10 influential curators, educators and architects—including Zaha Hadid, Toshiko Mori, and Kurt Foster. Each featured architect is allotted four generously sized, photo-rich pages, with concise yet informative texts. The projects are distinguished by a rare combination of inventiveness, thoughtful use of materials and sheer beauty. In Zurich, Christian Kerez stacked and cantilevered solid concrete shear walls between large expanses of glass to create a multifamily residence of pristine structural integrity. In Minneapolis, Vincent James Associates Architects endowed a boathouse with the rhythm of repeated trussed beams, inspired by the activity of rowing. SPBR Arquitetos' glass-and-wood dental clinic in São...


Slovenia
Tamra Orr
0516242490
March 2004
Library Binding
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Conversations With Zizek (Conversations)
Slavoj Zizek, Glyn Daly
0745628974
December 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
In this new book, Slavoj }i~ek and Glyn Daly engage in a series of entertaining conversations which illustrate the originality of }i~ek's thinking on psychoanalysis, philosophy, multiculturalism, popular/cyber culture, totalitarianism, ethics and politics.}i~ek is a Slovenian philosopher who trained as a Lacanian. He is at the forefront of philosophical, political and cultural debate and is known for his theories, based largely on a Lacanian analysis, on a wide range of subjects, including globalization, cyberspace, film, music and opera. His work continues to provoke controversy and to transform the way we think about these and other issues of popular culture and politics. In conversation with Glyn Daly, }i~ek elaborates on a range of topics which encompass the purpose of philosophy and psychoanalysis, the films of...


Caporetto 1917
Mario Morselli
0714650730
Sept 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Battle of Caporetto in October 1917 was almost a catastrophic event for Italy. Eighty years after the event, this work reconsiders the meaning of that event in the wider framework of World War I. Following the Central Powers' breakthrough on the Isonzo front, there followed a huge collapse of the Italian army, which lost over half its men and material. Having suffered such losses, Italy was on the brink of total collapse. Yet, by December 1917, Italy had overcome the crisis and remained in the conflict. How did it manage to do this? For Mario Morselli, the answer lies in the poor performance of the Central Empire's military leadership after the initial success of the offensive. In the weeks following the breakthrough, the Austro-Hungarian and German generals proved unable to surmount a series of strategic...


Slovenia: Evolving Loyalties (Postcommunist States and Nations Series)
John K. Cox
0415274311
July 2005
Hardcover
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Review
There are few books in English on Slovenia and Cox does a very good job revealing the treasures of Slovenia and its civilization and culture. Recommended to those interested in the Balkans. Academic and public libraries will want this book for their Eastern European section.Curled Up With a Good Book, November 2005

Book Description
Over the past century Slovenia has rapidly developed from being a collection of provinces in the southern part of the Habsburg Empire, to a republic within Yugoslavia, to establishing itself as an independent state and becoming a member of the European Union.

This scholarly work provides a concise introduction to contemporary Slovenia, offering an overview of Slovenia's historical background and intellectual history, and detailed...


Historical Dictionary of Slovenia
Leopoldina Plut-Pregelj
0810831139
Jan 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
A valuable reference work for students, scholars, researchers, and those interested in the economy, politics, and culture of Slovenia.

About the Author
Leopoldina Plut-Pregelj has taught in the Department of Pedagogy, University of Ljubljana, and is currently a research scholar at the University of Maryland. Carole Rogel has taught Modern European History at Ohio State University.


The Fall of Yugoslavia
Misha Glenny
014026101X
October 31, 1996
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The "bestiality" of what Glenny calls the Third Balkan War "springs the boundaries of moral comprehension," but our understanding of the Yugoslav civil war is aided by these two excellent works of reportage. They convey sensitively, vividly, and fairly completely the roots of this savage conflict. And both books do well what good journalism on the subject should do best: depict the human texture and political insides of Yugoslavia's "terminal crisis." Glenny, a well-known European journalist, presents a rich picture of "the rotten ship of Yugoslavia," tracing the conflict from 1990 to mid-1992. He conveys well aspects of the conflict we hear little of and warns of problems yet to be faced: Kosovo, Macedonia, and Turkish ambitions. British journalist Thompson presents an insightful report, reflecting his travels...


History in Exile: Memory and Identity at the Borders of the Balkans
Pamela Ballinger
0691086966
October 1902
Hardcover
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Review
Keith Brown Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute : This book [is] disarming in its sincerity, inspiring in its humanism, and compelling in its sophistication.

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Donald Carter, Johns Hopkins University : This is a wonderful book, beautifully written and painstakingly researched. Pamela Ballinger has crafted a work that will stand on its own for years to come. Her prose is lively, at times lyrical, and conveys the rich complexity of identity, memory, and loss in contemporary contexts marked by the traumatic legacy of violence. The interplay between literary sources, social science literature, popular cultural registers, and personal accounts, is delightful while sharp and analytically clear.
Douglas R. Holmes, University of Otago, New Zealand : This is a richly...


Rommel and Caporetto
John Wilks, Eileen Wilks
0850527724
April 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This new work describes the World War II general's early experiences of mountain warfare as a highly-decorated young officer during World War I in the Italian Alps.


A Noble Pursuit
Gloria Polizzotti Greis
0873654048
Jan 2006
Paperback
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Book Description

In 1905, to the consternation of her family and in defiance of convention, the 48-year-old Duchess Paul Friedrich of Mecklenburg took up the practice of archaeology. In the nine years leading up to the First World War, she successfully excavated twenty-one sites in her home province of Carniola (modern Slovenia), acquiring the patronage of Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Josef I and German Kaiser Wilhelm II. Mentored by the most important archaeologists of her time--Oscar Montelius and Josef Dechellette--the Duchess became an accomplished fieldworker and an important figure in the archaeology of Central Europe. Gloria Greis incorporates previously unpublished correspondence and other archival documents in this colorful account of the Duchess of Mecklenburg and her work.

The Mecklenburg Collection, the largest...



History in Exile: Memory and Identity at the Borders of the Balkans
Pamela Ballinger
0691086974
October 2002
Paperback
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Review
Keith Brown Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute : This book [is] disarming in its sincerity, inspiring in its humanism, and compelling in its sophistication.
Larry Wolff Journal of Modern History : Pamela Ballinger . . . explore[s] how memory has functioned historically to preserve, commemorate, distort, and mythologize the past.
Leyla Neyzi Anthropological Quarterly : A formidable piece of scholarship that will enrich the ethnography of Europe and the literature on memory.

Review
Donald Carter, Johns Hopkins University : This is a wonderful book, beautifully written and painstakingly researched. Pamela Ballinger has crafted a work that will stand on its own for years to come. Her prose is lively, at times lyrical, and conveys the rich complexity...


Mecklenburg Collection, Part II, the Iron Age Cemetery of Magdalenska Gora in Slovenia
Hugh Hencken
0873655354
Jan 1981
Paperback
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Book Description
These three volumes deal with the Iron Age grave materials from Magdalenska gora, excavated by the Duchess Paul Friedrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin. The Duchess of Mecklenburg, a member of an Austrian royal family with estates in Slovenia, conducted her excavations in the early years of the twentieth century. The materials from Magdalenska gora were purchased by the Peabody Museum in the 1930s.

About the Author
European Archaeology, American School of Prehistoric Reseach Bulletin


The Fracture Zone: My Return to the Balkans
Simon Winchester
0060954949
October 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Simon Winchester, a British newspaper reporter for 30 years and the author of 13 books (including The Professor and the Madman), has turned his attention to the Balkans, an area he visited years ago on a road trip from Vienna to Istanbul--a journey he retraced in the spring of 1999. The Fracture Zone describes both of those trips, concentrating on the history and character of the region more than the recent war and its aftermath. Winchester has spent most of his career as a foreign correspondent, but his more recent occupations as historian and a writer for Condé Nast Traveler are in evidence here. Winchester's angle on the Balkans is unique and well written: those who have been bewildered at best and bored at worst by the Balkan conflict may find that The Fracture Zone captures their interest better than hundreds of...


Of Whom the World Was Not Worthy
Marie Chapian
0871232502


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Book Description
"We must believe with all our hearts and souls that He is with us. He is a God of love!" So shouted Jakob, the evangelist, as the German tanks roared across Yugoslavian soil, and machine guns, motorcycles and Messerschmitts screamed in the hills.Out of the sky came the Stukas. They nosed over, dropped their bombs and veered off into the cold blue. The wagon in front of them was hit. The donkey was dead, and the driver lay mutilated in the brush at the side of the road."This is war," said the gray-clad officer. "The only place you will be safe is in the grave."Weak and divided, the Yugoslavians fought back. Their ill-equipped guerrillas chewed on the German army like vermin on the flanks of a stallion. They cut phone lines, laid mines, dynamited bridges and blew up armored cars. Their stubborn war cry was, "Better grave...


Mecklenburg Collection, Part III, the Emergence of an Iron Age Economy
Peter S. Wells
0873655362
Jan 1981
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Book Description
These three volumes deal with the Iron Age grave materials from Magdalenska gora, excavated by the Duchess Paul Friedrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin. The Duchess of Mecklenburg, a member of an Austrian royal family with estates in Slovenia, conducted her excavations in the early years of the twentieth century. The materials from Magdalenska gora were punchased by the Peabodt Museum in the 1930s. Volume III presents data and analysis of the horse remains and human skeletal materials.

About the Author
European Archaeology, American School of Prehistoric Reseach Bulletin


A Tragedy Revealed: The Story Of Italian Population of Istria, Dalmatia, and Venezia Giulia, 1943-1956 (Toronto Italian Studies)
Arrigo Petacco, Konrad Eisenbichler (Translator)
0802039219
April 30, 2005
Hardcover
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Diplomacies of New Small States: The Case of Slovenia with Some Comparison from the Baltics
Milan Jazbec
0754617068
April 2001
Hardcover
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The Yugoslav Wars (1)
Nigel Thomas
1841769630
Apr 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Following the death of the Yugoslavian strongman President Tito in 1980, the several semi-autonomous republics and provinces that he had welded into a nation in 1945 moved inexorably towards separation. After a deceptively clean break for independence by Slovenia in 1991, the world watched a series of other wars rip through this modern European state. In this first of two volumes, experts on the Balkan region give an unprecedentedly clear, concise explanation of the Slovene, Croatian and Krajina-Serb armies of these campaigns, illustrated with rare photos and an extraordinary range of colour uniform plates.

From the Publisher
An unrivalled illustrated reference source on fighting men and commanders, past and present. Each volume is packed with full colour artwork, making...


Odilo Globocnik, Hitler's Man in the East
Joseph Poprzeczny
0786416254
February 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Odilo Globocnik, a collaborator of Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler, was responsible for the deaths of at least 1.5 million people in three Nazi camps in occupied Poland: Treblinka, Sobibor, and Belzec. Along with Rudolf Höss, Globocnik may be named as one of the first industrial-style killers in history. Betraying his homeland by conspiring with Hitler to destroy Austria’s independence, he then launched the Generalplan-Ost, which was to expel over 100 million Slavs into Western Siberia, and played a pivotal role in Aktion Reinhardt, directing the entire program from early 1942 until September 1943, and writing letters to Himmler detailing goods looted from his victims. Globocnik’s Lublin Distrikt gulag was not merely a vehicle for a well-organized pogrom; it also involved creating a highly organized...


Slovenia and the Slovenes (REPRINT DUE JULY)
Cathie Carmichael, James Gow
185065428X
October 18, 2000
Paperback
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Interrogation Machine: Laibach and NSK
Alexei Monroe
0262633159
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
NSK is considered by many to be the last true avant-garde of the twentieth century and the most consistently challenging artistic force in Eastern Europe today. The acronym refers to Neue Slowenische Kunst, a Slovene collective that emerged in the wake of Tito's death and was shaped by the breakup of Yugoslavia. Its complex and disturbing work -- in fields including experimental music and theater, painting, philosophy, writing, performance, and design -- has an international following but a powerful and specific cultural context. Within the NSK organization are a number of divisions, the best-known of which is Laibach, an alternative music group known for its blending of popular culture with subversive politics, high art with underground provocation -- reflecting the political and cultural chaos of its time.


Welcome to Slovenia : An article from: NATO's Nations and Partners for Peace [HTML]
Anonymous
B000B5F8NS
December 31, 1999
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The country of Slovenia is discussed. The financial situation and constitution of the country are important as it makes a bid to join NATO and the EU.This digital document is an article from NATO's Nations and Partners for Peace, most recently published by Monch Media, Inc. on December 31, 1999. The length of the article is 1034 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Book Review Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.Citation Details
Title: Welcome to Slovenia
Author: Anonymous
Publication: NATO's Nations and Partners for Peace (Feature)
Date: December 31, 1999
Publisher: Monch Media, Inc.
Page: 54-56Distributed by ProQuest Information and Learning

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