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The British Museum
The British Museum is a museum of human history and culture situated in London. Its collections, which number more than 7 million objects, are amongst the largest and most comprehensive in the world and originate from all continen...
Deutsches Historisches Museum
The Deutsches Historisches Museum (DHM, German Historical Museum) was founded in 1987 by the chancellor of Germany, Helmut Kohl, and the mayor of Berlin, Eberhard Diepgen, on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the founding o...
Kunsthistorisches Museum
The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna numbers among the most important European museum buildings put up during the 19th century. The monumental structure, built at the behest of Emperor Franz Joseph I as part of his expansion of...

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Connexions Library: Europe Focus
Website
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Europe.
Expulsion of Germans after World War II
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By the end of World War II, most of the German population fled or was expelled from areas outside the territory of post-war Germany and post-war Austria,
Expulsion of Poles by Germany
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Hungarian Revolution of 1956
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A spontaneous nationwide revolt against the Stalinist government of the People's Republic of Hungary.
Irish War of Independence
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A guerrilla war mounted against the British government in Ireland by the Irish Republican Army.
Judt, Tony
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Tony Robert Judt was a British historian, essayist, and university professor.
A Marxist History of the World part 29: The peculiarity of Europe
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Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
Why Europe? Why was it that the second great transformation in human existence - the development of capitalism and industrial society - was pioneered on the western edge of the Eurasian land-mass?
A Marxist History of the World part 35: The new colonialism
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
The Portuguese and Spanish overseas empires founded at the beginning of the 16th century were soon followed by Dutch, English, and French empires. Neil Faulkner looks at how the transformation of the ...
A Marxist History of the World part 38: The Dutch Revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
For more than 40 years, with wildly fluctuating fortunes, the Dutch Revolution of 1566-1609 took the form of a protracted popular war of national defence against the Spanish Empire.
A Marxist History of the World part 39: The Thirty Years War
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
Between 1618 and 1648 Germany was wrecked by insecurity, depopulation, disruption to trade, the destruction of property, and military plundering. Neil Faulkner looks at The Thirty Years War.
A Marxist History of the World part 52: The 1848 Revolutions
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
Even when progress is reversed, some hard-won gains are permanent. Neil Faulkner examines how the counter-revolution in 1848 failed to entirely turn the clock back.
A Marxist History of the World part 59: The Franco-Prussian War
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
In this week's chapter of the Marxist History series Neil Faulkner looks at how Germany’s ruling elite brought about a bourgeois revolution ‘from above’.
A Marxist History of the World part 61: The Long Depression, 1873-1896
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
Neil Faulkner writes about the The Long Depression – an unprecedented economic slump which started the countdown to the First World War.
A Marxist History of the World part 67: Reform or Revolution?
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The world Socialist movement was blown apart as its members supported the First World War. Neil Faulkner looks at how the question of reform or revolution lay behind the split.
A Marxist History of the World part 68: 1914: descent into barbarism
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
In the summer of 1914 capitalism tipped humanity into an abyss of barbarism that would leave millions dead. Neil Faulkner looks at the First World War.
A Marxist History of the World part 70: 1917: the February Revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
As WWI turned into a protracted, bloody struggle the initial enthusiasm gave way to growing class tensions which exploded first in Russia's February Revolution.
A Marxist History of the World part 75: The German Revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
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At the end of the First World War, the epicentre of revolution moved from Petrograd to Berlin. Why did the German communists fail where the Bolsheviks had succeded?
May 1968 in France
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May 1968, referring to the period when the events occurred in France, saw the largest general strike that ever stopped the economy of an advanced industrial country,[1] the first wildcat general strik...
Organised persecution of ethnic Germans
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Rethinking The Idea Of 'Christian Europe'
Malik, Kenan
Article
2011
Looking to the traditional, moral and identity platform of Christianity in Europe.
Revolutions of 1848
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A series of political upheavals throughout the European continent. Described by some historians as a revolutionary wave, the period of unrest began in France and then, further propelled by the French ...
Seeds of Fire
A People's Chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
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Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
Spanish Revolution
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A workers' social revolution that began during the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936.
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
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The Jewish resistance that arose within the Warsaw Ghetto in German occupied Poland during World War II, and which opposed Nazi Germany's effort to transport the remaining ghetto population to Treblin...
Warsaw Uprising
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A struggle by the Polish Home Army to liberate Warsaw from Nazi German occupation during World War II.

Sources Bookshelf

The Oxford History of Modern War
Townshend, Charles
Book
1997
The book is a military history, principally from the defeat of the Ottoman besiegers of Vienna in 1683.
Seeds of Fire
A People's Chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.


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