History

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Germany

Author: Derek Lewis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 846

View: 833

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Germany contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
History

Historical Dictionary of Berlin

Author: Ulrike Zitzlsperger

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 459

After World War II Berlin became one of the playgrounds of the Cold War; the Berlin Wall made the division between East and West, between ‘capitalism’ and ‘communism’ in 1961 highly visible, though it did remove Berlin from front-line politics. East and West Berlin had turned into shop-windows of ideologies – West Berlin representing the lure of a market economy, East Berlin the promise of socialism. It is, then, fitting that the fall of the Wall in 1989 awarded Berlin such a prominent role. It was here that the development after Reunification of East and West became a closely observed event – and, well beyond Germany, Berlin appeared to represent fundamental developments throughout Europe at the time. Today, Berlin is the capital of reunified Germany and therefore one of the key political players in the European Union (EU) and it’s now a desirable destination for young entrepreneurs. The Historical Dictionary of Berlin contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, places, institutions, and events. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Berlin.
History

Historical Dictionary of Germany

Author: Wayne C. Thompson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 637

View: 476

Provides essential information about the Germany of the past and present.
Art

Historical Dictionary of German Theater

Author: William Grange

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 488

View: 456

The Historical Dictionary of German Theater covers the field of theater performance in the German language, concentrating on German-speaking Europe, through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant playwrights, directors, producers, designers, actors, plays, theaters, cities, dramatic genres, and movements such as the Sturm und Drang, Naturalism, and Expressionism.
Political Science

Historical Dictionary of German Intelligence

Author: Jefferson Adams

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 580

View: 876

No country can rival the sheer diversity of intelligence organizations that Germany has experienced over the past 300 years. Given its pivotal geographical and political position in Europe, Germany was a magnet for foreign intelligence operatives, especially during the Cold War. As a result of this, it is no wonder that during certain periods of history Germany was probably busier spying on its own citizens than on its enemies. Because of the Gestapo and the SS of Nazi Germany to the Stasi of the German Democratic Republic, the fear of domestic abuse by security agencies with police powers runs far deeper in German society than elsewhere in the West. The Historical Dictionary of German Intelligence presents the turbulent history of German intelligence through a chronology, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the agencies and agents, the operations and equipment, the tradecraft and jargon, and many of the countries involved. No military reference collection is complete without it.
Political Science

Historical Dictionary of the Cold War

Author: Joseph Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 422

View: 724

“Cold war” was a term coined in 1945 by left-leaning British writer George Orwell to predict how powers made unconquerable by having nuclear weapons would conduct future relations. It was popularized in 1947 by American journalist Walter Lippmann amid mounting tensions between the erstwhile World War II Allies - the capitalist democracies - the United States of America and Britain - versus the Soviet Union, a communist dictatorship. As the grand alliance of the “Big Three” they had defeated Nazi Germany, its satellites and Japan in World War II but became rivals who split the world into an American-led Western “bloc” and Soviet-led Eastern “bloc.” Both were secured from direct attack by arraying ever-greater nuclear and conventional forces against the other while seeking global supremacy by other means. The 45-year Cold War lasted until the Soviet Union collapsed between 1989 and 1991. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Cold War contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, crucial countries and peripheral conflicts, the increasingly lethal weapons systems, and the various political and military strategies. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this crucial period in history.
History

Historical Dictionary of Anglo-American Relations

Author: Sylvia Ellis

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 237

Anglo-American relations have been a crucial factor in international relations for over two centuries. For most of that time dealings between Britain and the United States have remained co-operative, cordial, and supportive. In the beginning, however, relations were confrontational and discordant: the two nations waged war against each other twice_in the War of Independence and in the War of 1812_and have often disagreed over trade, finance, and foreign policy. This volume demonstrates the changing nature of Anglo-American relations and focuses, in particular, on the strengths and fragilities of the 'special relationship' that developed in the aftermath of the WWII and continues to the present day. The Historical Dictionary of Anglo-American Relations surveys Anglo-American relations from 1607 to the present and covers key events, individuals, and issues that have played a part in its history. Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-referenced entries_with an emphasis on the political and economic relationship between Britain and the United States but also featuring the cultural links between the two_this comprehensive and easily accessible reference tool will delight those interested in the history of these two countries.
Political Science

Historical Dictionary of British Foreign Policy

Author: Peter Neville

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 390

View: 218

The Historical Dictionary of British Foreign Policy provides an overview of the conduct of British diplomacy since the setting up of the Foreign Office in 1782. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, an extensive bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on British prime ministers, foreign secretaries, foreign office staff and leading diplomats, but also on related military and political-economic aspects. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about British foreign policy.
Cold War

Historical Dictionary of Cold War Intelligence

Author: Nigel West

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Cold War

Page:

View: 984

"This Historical Dictionary of Cold War Intelligence contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on crucial operations spies, defectors, moles, double and triple agents, and the tradecraft they apply"--
History

Historical Dictionary of Holocaust Cinema

Author: Robert C. Reimer

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 521

The Historical Dictionary of Holocaust Cinema examines the history of how the Holocaust is presented in film, including documentaries, feature films, and television productions. It contains a chronology of events needed to give the films and their reception a historical context, an introductory essay, a bibliography, a filmography of more than 600 titles, and over 100 cross-referenced dictionary entries on films, directors, and historical figures. Foreign language films and experimental films are included, as well as canonical films. This book is a must for anyone interested in the scope of films on the Holocaust and also for scholars interested in investigating ideas for future research.
Political Science

Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy during the Cold War

Author: Martin Folly

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

View: 520

The Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy during the Cold War history offers a definitive reference of this turbulent period through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.
Political Science

Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence

Author: Robert W. Pringle

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

View: 185

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence is the only volume that lays out how Russian and Soviet intelligence works and how its operations have impacted Russian history. It covers Russian intelligence from the imperial period to the present focusing in greatest detail on Cold War espionage cases and the Putin-era intelligence community. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on espionage techniques, categories of agents, crucial operations spies, defectors, moles, and double and triple agents. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Russian Intelligence.
Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of German Theater

Author: William Grange

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 484

View: 298

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of German Theater covers German theater’s history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.
History

Historical Dictionary of the Eisenhower Era

Author: Burton I. Kaufman

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 514

U.S. Army General Dwight D. Eisenhower first entered into the public eye during World War II as the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. In 1952, he was elected as the 34th President of the United States and served two terms. During those terms he oversaw the cease-fire of the Korean War, kept up the pressure on the Soviet Union during the Cold War, made nuclear weapons a higher defense priority, launched the Space Race, enlarged the Social Security program, and began the Interstate Highway System. The Historical Dictionary of the Eisenhower Era examines significant individuals, organizations, and events in American political, economic, social, and cultural history during this era in American history. In addition to the hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on politics, economics, diplomacy, literature, science, sports, and popular culture, a chronology, introductory essay, and several appendixes are also included in this valuable reference.
Music

Historical Dictionary of Romantic Music

Author: John Michael Cooper

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 792

View: 594

The Historical Dictionary of Romantic Music covers the history of this period through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on the most important traditions, famous pieces, persons, places, technical terms, and institutions of Romantic music. This book is a vital reference tool for students and teachers of music history, students and teachers and above all for lovers of Romantic music.
Music

Historical Dictionary of Leonard Bernstein

Author: Paul R. Laird

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 364

View: 528

Historical Dictionary of Leonard Bernstein contains a chronology, an introduction, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries encompassing people whom he befriended or worked with, institutions, orchestras, performance venues, cities, compositional methods, and compositions.
Political Science

Historical Dictionary of the Kennedy-Johnson Era

Author: Richard Dean Burns

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 490

View: 236

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Kennedy-Johnson Era covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about John F. Kennedy.
Music

Historical Dictionary of the American Music Industry

Author: Keith Hatschek

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 386

View: 972

Historical Dictionary of the American Music Industry contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important artists, managers, companies, industry terminology and significant trade associations.
History

Historical Dictionary of the 1960s

Author: James Stuart Olson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 548

View: 486

This work takes an encyclopedic look at the people and events that made the 1960s a unique decade in U.S. history.