Cicero: oder Der letzte Kampf um die Republik (German by Wolfgang Schuller

By Wolfgang Schuller

Über keinen anderen Menschen der Antike wissen wir so viel wie über Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 v. Chr.). Wolfgang Schuller hat in jahrelanger Forschung Reden und Briefe seines Protagonisten ausgewertet und lässt in dieser spannend erzählten, faktenreichen Biographie den großen Staatsmann noch einmal lebendig werden. Zugleich entwirft er ein grandioses landscape der dem Untergang geweihten römischen Republik.
Seit dem Jahre 60 v. Chr. versuchen Caesar, Pompeius und Crassus mit ihrer geballten wirtschaftlichen und militärischen Macht, die Geschicke Roms den eigenen Interessen zu unterwerfen. In dieser scenario taktiert Cicero und hofft, mit Pompeius den gefährlichsten Widersacher der Senatsherrschaft – Caesar – ausschalten zu können. Der Bürgerkrieg bricht aus, Pompeius wird ermordet, Caesar ernennt sich zum Diktator auf Lebenszeit, aber Cicero kämpft weiter – jetzt durch seine Schriften. Als der Tyrann im Jahre 44 v. Chr. einem Attentat zum Opfer fällt, hofft Cicero, die Freiheit der Republik könne noch einmal gerettet werden. Doch nicht einmal sich selbst kann er noch retten. Leidenschaftlich attackiert er in seinen sprichwörtlichen Philippika Marcus Antonius, den Gefolgsmann Caesars, bis dieser ihn schließlich ermorden lässt.

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Compassionate Stranger: Asenath Nicholson and the Great by Maureen O'Rourke Murphy

By Maureen O'Rourke Murphy

The first biography of Asenath Nicholson, Compassionate Stranger
recovers the mostly forgotten background of a rare lady. educated as a college instructor, Nicholson was once fascinated about the abolitionist, temperance, and nutrition reforms of the day ahead of she left ny in 1844 "to individually examine the of the Irish poor." She walked on my own all through approximately each county in eire and pronounced on stipulations in rural eire at the eve of the nice Irish Famine. She released
Ireland’s Welcome to the Stranger, an account of her travels in 1847. She back to eire in December 1846 to do what she may possibly to alleviate famine suffering—first in Dublin after which within the iciness of 1847–48 within the west of eire the place the affliction was once maximum. Nicholson’s unique, exact diaries and correspondence demonstrate haunting insights into the desperation of sufferers of the Famine and the negligence and greed of these who extra to the agony. Her account of the good Irish Famine, Annals
of the Famine in eire in 1847, 1848 and 1849, is either a list of her paintings and an indictment of reputable rules towards the terrible: land, employment, famine aid. as well as telling Nicholson’s tale, from her youth in Vermont and upstate ny to her better-known paintings in eire, Murphy places Nicholson’s personal writings and different historic files in dialog. This not just contextualizes Nicholson’s existence and paintings, however it additionally supplementations the impersonal professional documents with Nicholson’s extra compassionate and impassioned money owed of the Irish poor.

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Der Churchill-Faktor (German Edition) by Boris Johnson,Norbert Juraschitz,Werner Roller

By Boris Johnson,Norbert Juraschitz,Werner Roller

Boris Johnson, Bürgermeister von London und das Enfant poor unter den Politikern, porträtiert mit Leichtigkeit und unübertrefflichem britischem Witz den Menschen, Staatsmann und Künstler Winston S. Churchill in all seinen Facetten. Und zugleich zeigt er, wie der Churchill-Faktor unser aller Leben prägt.

Mit fulminanter Erzählfreude und einem pointensicheren Gespür für die erhellende Anekdote schildert Boris Johnson Leben und Charakter des bedeutendsten britischen Staatsmannes des 20. Jahrhunderts (1874 –1965). Fasziniert von der Einmaligkeit, dem Humor und Sprachwitz, dem Abenteurertum, den politischen und literarisch-künstlerischen Leistungen seines Helden, hat er eine ebenso kenntnisreiche wie hinreißende Liebeserklärung an Winston S. Churchill verfasst. Mit britischer Nonchalance zeigt Johnson, was once die Jahrhundertgestalt Churchill jedem von uns heute noch bedeuten kann.

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Bismarck - Dämon der Deutschen: Anmerkungen zu einer Legende by Johannes Willms

By Johannes Willms

Die Entlarvung eines Mythos

Otto Fürst von Bismarck (1815–1898), der »Eiserne Kanzler« gilt heute noch vielen als Deutschlands größter Staatsmann. Johannes Willms entwirft ein anderes Bild: Er zeigt ihn als Machtpolitiker, der ein process widersprüchlicher Allianzen entwarf und die Einheit des Deutschen Reiches zwar zuwege brachte, aber dessen innere Gegensätze bestehen ließ. Für Willms ist Bismarck einer der Mitverantwortlichen für die Entwicklung zum Ersten Weltkrieg und zur NS-Diktatur.

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Confronting History: A Memoir (George L. Mosse Series in by George L. Mosse,Walter Laqueur

By George L. Mosse,Walter Laqueur

simply weeks prior to his demise in January 1999, George L. Mosse, one of many nice American historians, accomplished writing his memoir, a desirable and fluent account of a impressive existence that spanned 3 continents and lots of of the main occasions of the 20 th century.

            Confronting History describes Mosse's opulent youth in Weimar Berlin; his exile in Paris and England, together with boarding tuition and learn at Cambridge college; his moment exile within the U.S. at Haverford, Harvard, Iowa, and Wisconsin; and his prolonged remains in London and Jerusalem. Mosse discusses being a Jew and his attachment to Israel and Zionism, and he addresses his gayness, his popping out, and his transforming into scholarly curiosity in problems with sexuality. This touching memoir—told with the readability, ardour, and verve that entranced millions of Mosse's students—is guided partly via his trust that "what guy is, basically background tells" and, such a lot of all, via the significance of discovering one's self in the course of the pursuit of fact and during a decent and unflinching research of one's position within the context of the times.

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Women of Sicily: Saints, Queens and Rebels by Jacqueline Alio

By Jacqueline Alio

Rarely have ladies discovered their position within the chronicles of Sicily's thirty-century historical past. right here certainly one of Sicily's hottest historians introduces seventeen ladies of various backgrounds who defied conference to make their mark within the annals of the complicated historical past of the world's such a lot conquered island.

Meet a undying sisterhood of pious Roman maidens, steadfast Sicilian queens, and a Jewish mom who faced the horrors of the Inquisition. Theirs are inspiring tales of the braveness of conviction bursting forth to beat the demanding situations of adversity. The lengthier ten biographies represent complete chapters, whereas seven are concise sketches of some paragraphs each.

In addition to those profiles - every one of these ladies lived ahead of 1500 - the writer provides a normal survey and chronology of Sicilian historical past. considerably, the publication treats Sicily because the sovereign state every one of these ladies knew, and never as a 'region' of the unified Italy or a tiny piece of Europe. The chronology (timeline) reaches into the current century, and there is an appendix devoted to Sicilian ladies today.

Until now, biographies of Sicilian ladies written in English (as the unique language) were the paintings of international authors. This one is a milestone, the 1st booklet concerning the old ladies of Sicily written in English via a Sicilian girl in Sicily. It displays a distinct ardour and an astute realizing of its subject.

Some of the knowledge is the results of unique (scholarly) study, and some proof have been garnered from distinct resources. The bankruptcy on Queen Maria Sophia of the 2 Sicilies, who died in 1925, is the lengthiest remedy of her ever released in English, and it used to be dependent partially on an unpublished interview with a person who knew the Queen, particularly her niece, the past due Princess Urraca. dwelling hyperlinks of this type are helpful in old writing.

While the concise review of the prestige of girls in twenty-first century Sicily is supplied only for the good thing about readers who desire to examine the prior and current, the pages devoted to that subject are an extraordinary prevalence in e-book publishing, specially in English. right here the author's statements are in response to evidence and facts instead of anecdotes or stereotypes. it really is transparent that she is familiar with her subject.

With its chronology and examining checklist, this quantity turns out to be useful as a reference, yet its narrative makes for a fascinating read. 

Jackie Alio is an insightful writer, one among Sicily's such a lot proficient historians, and this ebook used to be lengthy overdue.

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Rimbaud by Graham Robb

By Graham Robb

'Robb has written an excellent biography - scholarly, humane and primarily marvelously enjoyable' Guardian

Graham Robb's excellent biography strikes Rimbaud on from his perpetual youth the place our imaginations have held him to teach the level of his modifications. From phenomenally precocious schoolboy he turned Europe's such a lot surprising and exhilarating poet, writer of poems that diversity from the beautiful to the obscene. yet this short, five-year interval because the enfant-terible of French literature is just one small part of Rimbaud's tale. Robb takes us on a biographical trip via 3 continents and lots of various identities. Rimbaud emerges from this lovely paintings of biographical scholarship and historic mind's eye as an excellent extra complicated, ambiguous and engaging determine than ever before.

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Preußische Porträts: Zwischen Revolution und Restauration by Volker Hentschel

By Volker Hentschel

1789 - 1819! Es gab keine anderen drei Jahrzehnte in der Geschichte Preußens, die ereignis-, abwechslungs- und folgenreicher gewesen wären: Militärische Niederlage, territoriale Verluste und politische Demütigung - Neuordnungen und Modernisierung von Staat und Gesellschaft - militärische Befreiung, territoriales Wachstum und politischer Bedeutungsgewinn. Altpreußen zerfiel, der Zerfall wurde überwunden und es entstand die Macht, die ein halbes Jahrhundert später die staatliche Einheit Deutschlands herstellte.
Es ist kein Zufall, dass in diesen drei Jahrzehnten mehr historisch bedeutsame Persönlichkeiten in Preußen wirkten, als in jedem anderen gleichlangen Zeitraum: Staatsmänner, Soldaten, Dichter und Denker. Eins hing mit dem anderen zusammen. Die historischen Umstände forderten und begünstigten über die Zeit hinausweisende Bedeutsamkeit menschlichen Denken und Handelns und die weitreichende Bedeutsamkeit des Denkens und Handelns prägte die politische, gesellschaftliche und geistige Gestalt des Landes.
Die "Preußischen Porträts“ schildern und deuten das Wesen, Werden und Wirken von sechzehn solch prägender Persönlichkeiten. Die Darstellung verfolgt vorrangig biographische Absichten. In der Summe und im Zusammenhang ergibt sich aus den Porträts der Persönlichkeiten aber auch ein Bild der Zeit, dessen besondere Akzentuierung dazu verhelfen kann, die Geschichte Preußens zwischen Revolution und Restauration besser zu verstehen.

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Lucrezia Borgia: The Life of a Pope's Daughter in the by Maike Vogt-Lüerssen

By Maike Vogt-Lüerssen

This biography will show the genuine Lucrezia Borgia. it truly is an unlucky truth that many descriptions of the lifetime of the Pope’s daughter and her kin are according to malicious rumours through her rivals and sensationalist historians of the sixteenth century. Even the nineteenth century biographer Ferdinand Gregorovius might frequently settle for those as gospel. but there are numerous contemporaries of the Borgias, whose notes and letters we must always provide extra credence to than to these in their enemies or convinced authors who in basic terms knew the Borgias from hearsay.
Especially worthwhile is the diary of Johann Burchard, the grasp of Ceremonies of the popes. He saved exact documents of the entire vital occasions from 1483 till he died in 1506. His dispassionate and actual descriptions of the occurrences on the papal courtroom defy many claims in regards to the Borgias. additionally, numerous letters and records of Lucrezia herself and her kin have survived. They depict her as a regular girl of her occasions, but additionally as a really notable person. For at any place it includes the Borgia relatives, you could relaxation guaranteed that the reality can be no much less suspenseful than even the wildest rumours.

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