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Birth Certificate
The Story of Danilo Kis
Mark Thompson
An engaging and experimental biography of Danilo Kis (1935–89), the Yugoslav novelist, essayist, poet, and translator whose work generated storms of controversy in his homeland but today holds classic status.



The Birth of the Despot
Venice and the Sublime Porte
Lucette Valensi
In her graceful account of the transformation of European attitudes toward the Ottoman empire during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Lucette Valensi follows the genealogy of the concept of Oriental despotism. The Birth of the Despot examines...



Black Vienna
The Radical Right in the Red City, 1918–1938
Janek Wasserman
Janek Wasserman traces intellectual, social, and political developments in the Austrian First Republic while highlighting intellectuals' participation in the growing worldwide conflict between socialism, conservatism, and fascism.



A Blessed Shore
England and Bohemia from Chaucer to Shakespeare
Alfred Thomas
In The Winter's Tale, Antigonus announces that his ship has washed up on the shores of Bohemia. How and why landlocked Bohemia? Did Shakespeare not know his geography, or is something else at work here? Alfred Thomas answers these questions by...



Blood in the City
Violence and Revelation in Paris, 1789–1945
Richard D.E. Burton
The Terror of 1793-94, the Paris Commune of 1871, the Dreyfus Affair—explosions of violence punctuated French history from the start of the Revolution until the Liberation at the close of World War II. The distinguished scholar Richard D. E. Burton...



Blood on the Snow
The Killing of Olof Palme
Jan Bondeson
The Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, a major figure in world politics and an ardent opponent of apartheid, was shot dead on the streets of Stockholm in February 1986. At the time of his death, Palme was deeply involved in Middle East diplomacy and...



Blood Ties
Religion, Violence and the Politics of Nationhood in Ottoman Macedonia, 1878–1908
Ipek K. Yosmaoglu
Blood Ties explains the origins of the shift from sporadic to systemic and pervasive violence through a social history of the "Macedonian Question."



Bodies Beyond Borders
Moving Anatomies, 1750–1950
Around 1800 anatomy as a discipline rose to scientific prominence as it undergirded the Paris-centred clinical revolution in medicine. Although classical anatomy gradually lost ground in the following centuries in favor of new disciplines based on microscopic analysis, general anatomy nevertheless remained pivotal in the teaching of medicine...



Bought and Sold
Living and Losing the Good Life in Socialist Yugoslavia
Patrick Hyder Patterson
In Bought and Sold, Patrick Hyder Patterson reveals the extent to which socialist Yugoslavia embraced a consumer culture usually associated with capitalism and explores the role of consumerism in the federation's collapse into civil war in 1991.



Bread and Democracy in Germany
Alexander Gerschenkron
A classic in its field, Bread and Democracy in Germany has been widely praised since its publication in 1943 for its account of German political and economic development.



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