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Patrizier – Wege zur städtischen Oligarchie und zum Landadel

Süddeutschland im Städtevergleich. Unter Mitarbeit von Marc Holländer

Edited by Wolfgang Wüst

Die Beiträge dieses Tagungsbandes untersuchen das Phänomen der Patrizier auf dem Weg zur städtischen Oligarchie und zum Landadel. Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf der Stadt Nürnberg, wobei auch die Führungsschichten anderer süddeutscher Städte betrachtet werden. Mit Hilfe der komparatistischen Methode und damit dem Vergleich als landeshistorischer Tradition beleuchten und definieren die Beiträger den Begriff der «Patricii» als Bezeichnung der Geschlechter kritisch, wobei sie auch auf die mittelalterliche Bezeichnung der «Herren» und «vornehmen Geschlechter» eingehen.

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The Me-Generation in a Post-Collectivist Space

Dilemmas in a Time of Transition


Krystyna Szafraniec, Jarosław Domalewski, Krzysztof Wasielewski, Paweł Szymborski and Marcin Wernerowicz

As a result of ongoing political transformation, post-communist countries are opening up to a global world and its influence. This poses new challenges and complicates the socialisation process of young people. In this book, the authors ask what orientation changes can follow, when they are determined by the resources of innovativeness of a young generation and structural limitations of a system. The basis of analyses were different types of national and international sources, collected in reference to nine post-communist countries in Europe and Asia. The comparison leads to a surprising conclusion: It is difficult to perceive representatives of the first generation, whose growing up has taken place only in the new political system, as «the drivers of the change».

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Postwar Reconciliation in Central Europe and East Asia

The Case of Polish-German and Korean-Japanese Relations


Edited by Olga Barbasiewicz

The Cold War in Europe and Asia has lastingly affected the postwar reconciliation processes: Korea and Germany remained divided into two countries, Japan evolved into the closest ally of its past enemy, and Poland, which was among the Allies of World War II, was left under the influence of the Soviet Union. In view of their complicated postwar history, these countries can serve as examples for comparison of the postwar reconciliation processes. This book addresses the case of Central Europe and East Asia – regions which suffered from war atrocities and still have to cope with their war experiences. The aim is to identify tools to implement a strategy of rapprochement between past enemies who need to find solutions for their coexistence in the contemporary world.

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Edited by Erol Esen and Duygu Sekeroglu

This publication consists of contributions of experts from Turkey and various European Union countries and researchers who focus on European studies. The articles include the results of an international workshop held in Antalya in November 2016 with the contributions of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Association and European Research and Application Center (AKVAM) of Akdeniz University. In the book, the results of Brexit from the perspectives of Turkey and some member countries are discussed in terms of opportunities and threats regarding European integration and Turkey–EU relations. The book consists of three parts: the factors that lead to Brexit, the possible consequences of Brexit for the European integration process and the future of Turkey–EU relations after Brexit.

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Die Entwicklung berufsbildender Schulen in Preußen, Sachsen und Württemberg zwischen 1869 und 1914

Ein Vergleich der preußischen, sächsischen und württembergischen Entwicklungen im beruflichen Schulwesen bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg


Jingyoung Yu

Edited by Peter Nitschke

In der Hochindustrialisierungsphase zwischen 1869 und 1914 erlebte das technische Ausbildungswesen auf den Gebieten des Handels, der Industrie und des Handwerks sowie der Kunst in Verbindung mit einer Fachausbildung einen stetigen Wandlungs- und Anpassungsprozess. Die Autorin untersucht den Umwandlungsprozess des beruflichen Ausbildungswesens von der traditionellen Handwerkslehre zum modernen Ausbildungswesen in den drei Bundesstaaten Preußen, Sachsen und Württemberg während der Zeit von 1869 bis 1914.

Die Untersuchung trägt dazu bei, einen Überblick über die Entwicklung des niederen und mittleren technischen Schulwesens in Preußen, Sachsen und Württemberg während dieses Zeitraums zu vermitteln.

Das heutige duale Ausbildungssystem der Bundesrepublik Deutschland ist das Ergebnis einer langjährigen, tief in den Traditionen der einzelnen Bundesstaaten verwurzelten Entwicklung. Die Studie leistet einen Beitrag zum besseren Verständnis des dualen Systems.

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Edited by Jolanta Itrich-Drabarek, Stanisław Mazur and Justyna Wiśniewska-Grzelak

This book is the outcome of in-depth academic research on the civil service carried out by acknowledged international and national experts in the field. It brings together papers and speeches presented at the international symposium "The civil service in Poland: 20 years of experience and the outlook for change", which was organized at the University of Warsaw. The authors summarise the studies on the transformations in the civil service systems in European and other countries, especially those pertaining to Anglo-Saxon culture. They also aim to provoke deeper reflections on the process of establishing the civil service in Poland, especially against the background of the legislative changes introduced in late 2015 and early 2016.

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Étienne Clémentel (1864-1936)

Politique et action publique sous la Troisième République


Edited by Marie Christine Kessler and Guy Rousseau

Étienne Clémentel (1864-1936) fait partie des oubliés de la Troisième République. La présente biographie, initiée par sa petite fille, est la première qui lui soit consacrée sur une véritable scène éditoriale. Cet ouvrage est le fruit d’un travail collectif. Il explore le parcours d’un élu local, d’un parlementaire, d’un ministre, rendu original par une trajectoire sociale ascendante et une vocation artistique constamment affirmée et exploitée.

Bien qu’il ait été présent à de nombreux tournants de l’histoire(la séparation de l’Église et de l’État, la Grande Guerre et ses conséquences, le cartel des Gauches), son action fut moins politique que structurelle et économique. Aux commandes du front économique en tant que ministre dans tous les gouvernements qui se sont succédé entre 1915 et 1919, il joua un rôle fondamental dans l’organisation de la victoire de 1918, dans la diplomatie économique et dans la structuration nouvelle de l’espace public.

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On Property and Ownership Relations

A Return to the Social Theory of Karl Marx


Wielslaw Gumula

This book comprises a systematic analysis of Karl Marx’s reasoning on ownership. Marx as the author of an original theory of ownership is yet to be discovered. The creator of a theory which was to interpret social reality is quite a different thinker from the creator of a doctrine which was to alter the world. In designing communist society, Marx ignored the threats which social property bears, despite having skillfully identified them in investigations of diverse pre-capitalistic forms of common ownership. The author seeks to break through one-sided interpretations which discern in Marx a decisive critique of private property and an apologia of common ownership. It becomes apparent that Marx treated both the processes of socialization and privatization of ownership with equal consideration.

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Shores of Vespucci

A historical research of Amerigo Vespucci’s life and contexts in collaboration with Francisco Contente Domingues


Angelo Cattaneo

This volume aims to advance the analysis about Amerigo Vespucci by considering and connecting several fields of study such as literary history, philology, the history of science and cartography, economic history, and the history of ideas. The multifaceted research frames guide the reader through the complex vicissitudes of Amerigo Vespucci's life. The receptions and implications explore the intense cultural and historical dynamics that shaped the decades between the end of the fifteenth and the first half of the sixteenth century.

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The Two Sick Men of Europe?

Britain and Italy between Crisis and Renaissance (1976-1983)


Giulia Bentivoglio

At first glance, there could be few countries more diverse than Britain and Italy: one the cradle of democracy, a model for most other parliamentary systems; the other a young nation and the essence of political instability. Yet despite the differences, from the mid 1970s London and Rome shared a common destiny of struggle against the crisis which eventually led them to a new "renaissance" by the early 1980s. Drawing on a wide range of sources, this volume fills an important historiographical gap, casting new light on the unexplored relations between Britain and Italy during the Cold War.

The "Italian case" concerned all the major Western powers: Italy was generally perceived as the great "sick man of Europe", and her very democratic solidity appeared to be challenged, while also seemingly threatening the stability of the continent and the East-West balance of power. Yet there was another "sick man" in the Old Continent: in those years, Britain was to face a severe economic and monetary crisis which weakened her international stance and forced her to play the double role of "doctor" of the Italian disease while being a "patient" herself. It is a tale of two crises, and two ways out of them.