Author: Thomas Dreier; Bernt Hugenholtz
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Keywords: european, concise, law, series, property, intellectual, commentary, copyright
Number of Pages: 488
Published: 2006-08-21
List price: $220.00
ISBN-10: 9041123849
ISBN-13: 9789041123848

In the rapidly growing information society, copyright law plays a central role in the creation, production, dissemination and use of creative material and the information it contains. In the past 15 years, the European Union has enacted no less than seven Directives aimed at harmonising copyright throughout the internal market. Concise European Copyright Law aims to offer the reader a rapid understanding of all the provisions of copyright law in force in Europe, which have been enacted at the European and international levels and features: Article-by-article comme

Author: Robert Ro
Publisher: Cambridge University Pre
Keywords: concise, histories, cambridge, south, history, africa
Number of Pages: 234
Published: 1999-05-28
List price: $23.99
ISBN-10: 0521575788
ISBN-13: 9780521575782

This book provides a succinct overview of the past 1500 years of South African history, up to and including the government of Nelson Mandela. On the basis of a description of precolonial African societies and of colonial conquest, it concentrates on the economic and political transformations leading up to the radical changes of the past decade. Nevertheless, it also devotes much attention to the diversity of South African society and the vibrancy of its cultural life.Book DescriptionThis book provides a succinct overview of the last 1500 years of South African history, up to and including the

Author: Steven Beller
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Keywords: concise, histories, cambridge, austria, history
Number of Pages: 352
Published: 2007-01-15
List price: $28.99
ISBN-10: 0521478863
ISBN-13: 9780521478861

For a small, prosperous country in the middle of Europe, modern Austria has a very large and complex history, extending far beyond its current borders. Today’s Austrians have a problematic relationship with that history, whether with the multi-national history of the Habsburg Monarchy, or with the time between 1938 and 1945 when Austrians were Germans in Hitler’s Third Reich. Steven Beller’s gripping and comprehensive account traces the remarkable career of Austria through its many transformations, from German borderland, to dynastic enterprise, imperial house, Central Europe

Author: Jon Klancher
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Keywords: concise, culture, literature, romantic, companion, companions
Number of Pages: 312
Published: 2009-04-06
List price: $104.95
ISBN-10: 0631233555
ISBN-13: 9780631233558

A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age provides new perspectives on the relationships between literature and culture in Britain from 1780 to 1830 Provides original essays from a variety of multi-disciplinary scholars on the Romantic era Includes fresh insights into such topics as religious controversy and politics, empire and nationalism, and the relationship of Romanticism to modernist aesthetics Ranges across the Romantic era’s literary, visual, and non-fictional genres

Author: Brian R. Hamnett
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Keywords: concise, histories, cambridge, mexico, history
Number of Pages: 352
Published: 1999-12-28
List price: $24.99
ISBN-10: 0521589169
ISBN-13: 9780521589161

Modern Mexico, founded after Independence from Spain in 1821, was created out of a long and disparate historical inheritance that has constantly influenced its evolution. Tackling the complex and colorful history of Mexico is a formidable task. Brian Hamnett undertakes this challenge in his Concise History, beginning with a brief examination of contemporary issues, while the book as a whole--ranging from the Olmecs to the present day--combines a chronological and thematic approach while highlighting long-term issues and controversies. Author Hamnett takes account of that past and pays atten

Author: David Kirby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Keywords: concise, histories, cambridge, finland, history
Number of Pages: 362
Published: 2006-07-24
List price: $84.99
ISBN-10: 052183225X
ISBN-13: 9780521832250

Few countries in Europe have undergone such rapid social, political and economic changes as Finland has during the last fifty years. David Kirby here sets out the fascinating history of this northern country, for centuries on the east-west divide of Europe, a country not blessed by nature, most of whose inhabitants still earned a living from farming fifty years ago, but which today is one of the most prosperous members of the European Union. He shows how this small country was able not only to survive in peace and war but also to preserve and develop its own highly distinctive identity, neith

Author: Christopher Duggan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Keywords: concise, histories, cambridge, italy, history
Number of Pages: 338
Published: 1994-05-27
List price: $29.99
ISBN-10: 0521408482
ISBN-13: 9780521408486

Since its creation in 1861, Italy has struggled to develop an effective political system and a secure sense of national identity. This concise history covers the period from the fall of the Roman Empire in the west to the present day, but focuses on the difficulties Italy has faced in forging a nation state during the past two centuries. The opening chapters consider the geographical and cultural obstacles to unity, and survey the long centuries of political fragmentation in the peninsula since the sixth century. It was this legacy of fragmentation that Italy’s new rulers had to strive t
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