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Vanished kingdoms : the rise and fall of states and nations

Author: Norman Davies
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the history of fourteen lost European kingdoms and what their stories can teach the modern world, providing narrative accounts of the rise and fall of nations ranging from Tolosa to the Soviet Union.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Davies
ISBN: 9780143122951 : 0143122959
OCLC Number: 793221925
Notes: "First published in the United States of America by Viking Penguin ... 2012" -- T.p. verso.
Description: xvii, 830 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Tolosa : soujourn of the Visigoths (AD 418-507) --
Alt Clud : Kingdom of the Rock (fifth to twelfth centuries) --
Burgundia : five, six, or seven kingdoms (c. 411-1795) --
Aragon : a Mediterranean empire (1137-1714) --
Litva : a grand duchy with kings (1253-1795) --
Byzantion : the star-lit golden bough (330-1453) --
Borussia : watery land of the Prusai (1230-1945) --
Sabaudia : The house that Humbert built (1033-1946) --
Galicia : kingdom of the naked and starving (1773-1918) --
Etruria : French snake in the Tuscan grass (1801-14) --
Rosenau : the loved and unwonted legacy (1826-1918) --
Tsernagora : Kingdom of the Black Mountain (1910-1918) --
Rusyn : the republic of one day (15 March 1939) --
Éire : The unconscionable tempo of the Crown's retreat (1916-2011) --
CCCP : the ultimate vanishing act (1924-1991) --
How states die.
Responsibility: Norman Davies.

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Chronicles the history of fourteen lost European kingdoms and what their stories can teach the modern world, providing narrative accounts of the rise and fall of nations ranging from Tolosa to the Soviet Union.

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