Author: Thomas O. H. Kaiser
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Das Buch „In Grenznähe. Predigten eines Freigeistes 2013-2014“ versammelt Predigten, die Pfarrer Dr. Thomas O. H. Kaiser in der Evangelischen Kirchengemeinde Klettgau und auf Kanzeln benachbarter Kirchengemeinden gehalten hat.
Author: Tanja Flügel
Marthe - Das spannende Leben einer jungen Frau zu Zeiten des Dreissigjährigen Krieges. Wie lebten Menschen um 16oo? Wie schafften sie es, bedroht von Feuer, Tod und Hunger, ihre Hoffnung zu bewahren, zu leben und zu lieben? Marthe erzählt realistisch und doch poetisch, düster und doch ungeheuer farbig von ihrer Welt in dem kleinen Städtchen Wallensen im Weserbergland. Aus der heutigen Sicht eine Wirklichkeit voller Dramatik, Gefahr und Unsicherheit und doch ein ganz normales Leben im Deutschland des 17. Jahrhunderts. Geboren als Müllerstochter und aufgewachsen in einer schwer von Pest und Feuersbrünsten heimgesuchten Stadt gehören Hunger und Entbehrungen zu Marthes frühesten Erfahrungen. Als junges Mädchen heiratet Marthe den Sohn des Pastors Vitus Ulrici . Während einer kurzen Phase des Aufschwungs können sie kleine Freuden des Alltags und wiederbelebte alte städtische Traditionen wie den prächtigen Martinimarkt genießen. Doch schon kurz darauf kommt der Krieg. Als Schwiegertochter eines protestantischen Geistlichen ist Marthe in besonderer Weise mitten im Geschehen um Gegenreformation und Glaubensfragen, Enteignungen und Plünderungen. Ihre Familie wird auseinandergerissen. Um das Liebste, was ihr geblieben ist nicht zu gefährden, entschließt sich sich zu einem verzweifelten Schritt. Marthe Ulricis Geschichte berührt.Ihr Leben kann mit den Fingerspitzen berührt werden. Denn der Name ihrer Familie ist echt und überliefert. Er wurde auch auf eine Steintafel graviert, die noch heute in der Mauer der alten Sankt Martinskirche von Wallensen zu finden ist. Für Marthe war es ein ganz besonderer Augenblick der Hoffnung...
Author: Guido Knopp, Stefan Brauburger, Peter Arens, Friederike Dreykluft
Tausend Jahre deutsche Geschichte anhand von drei zentralen Fragen: Wer sind wir? Woher kommen wir? Wohin gehen wir? Guido Knopp, Stefan Brauburger und Peter Arens zeichnen die hellen und dunklen Epochen einer verspäteten Nation nach. Als Orientierung dienen den Autoren dieses Standardwerks historische Persönlichkeiten, deren Leben sich mit Wendepunkten deutscher Geschichte verbindet. Dabei spiegelt sich in der deutschen Frage auch immer die Geschichte des europäischen Kontinents. Begleitet von einer 10-teiligen ZDF-Serie spannt diese groß angelegte Dokumentation den Bogen von Otto I., dem Großen, der 936 in Aachen zum deutschen König gekrönt wird, bis hin zu Otto von Bismarcks Reichsgründung und zum letzten deutschen Kaiser Wilhelm II. - Verlag.
Die Geschichte des dreissigj�hrigen Krieges erschien 1790.
Author: Andrew Hussey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
If Adam Gopniks Paris to the Moon described daily life in contemporary Paris, this book describes daily life in Paris throughout its history: a history of the city from the point of view of the Parisians themselves. Paris captures everyones imaginations: Its a backdrop for Prousts fictional pederast, Robert Doisneaus photographic kiss, and Edith Piafs serenaded soldier-lovers; a home as much to romance and love poems as to prostitution and opium dens. The many pieces of the city coexist, each one as real as the next. Whats more, the conflicted identity of the city is visible everywhere-between cobblestones, in bars, on the mÃ©tro. In this lively and lucid volume, Andrew Hussey brings to life the urchins and artists whove left their marks on the city, filling in the gaps of a history that affected the disenfranchised as much as the nobility. Paris: The Secret History ranges across centuries, movements, and cultural and political beliefs, from Napoleons overcrowded cemeteries to Balzacs nocturnal flight from his debts. For Hussey, Paris is a city whose long and conflicted history continues to thrive and change. The books is a picaresque journey through royal palaces, brothels, and sidewalk cafÃ©s, uncovering the rich, exotic, and often lurid history of the worlds most beloved city.
Mytho-poetics at Work
Author: Rengenier Rittersma
Why and how did the Count of Egmont (1522-1568) become a mythical figure in European culture? This book explains and also provides a methodological instrument for the reading of similar historical myths.
What distinguished the true alchemist from the fraud? This question animated the lives and labors of the common men—and occasionally women—who made a living as alchemists in the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Holy Roman Empire. As purveyors of practical techniques, inventions, and cures, these entrepreneurs were prized by princely patrons, who relied upon alchemists to bolster their political fortunes. At the same time, satirists, artists, and other commentators used the figure of the alchemist as a symbol for Europe’s social and economic ills. Drawing on criminal trial records, contracts, laboratory inventories, satires, and vernacular alchemical treatises, Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire situates the everyday alchemists, largely invisible to modern scholars until now, at the center of the development of early modern science and commerce. Reconstructing the workaday world of entrepreneurial alchemists, Tara Nummedal shows how allegations of fraud shaped their practices and prospects. These debates not only reveal enormously diverse understandings of what the “real” alchemy was and who could practice it; they also connect a set of little-known practitioners to the largest questions about commerce, trust, and intellectual authority in early modern Europe.
Although Denmark, under the leadership of the dynamic King Christian IV (1596-1648) was truly one of Europe's great powers in the early seventeenth century, historians have generally neglected its role in the Thirty Years' War.
Dying to Sin
Author: Stephen Booth
Publisher: Harper Collins
You never know what you might uncover … This chilling procedural is perfect for fans of Ian Rankin and Peter James. While digging the foundation for the conversion of an old farmyard into upscale stables, builders unearth a human hand preserved in clay. Suddenly suspicious, the police explore further and find not one body, but two. To crack a case that's even colder than the ground, detectives Cooper and Fry must look into the past of the eerily named Pity Wood Farm. But there is no obvious reason why the previous owners, two elderly brothers, would have corpses buried on their land. With little to go on but a collection of old bones, Cooper and Fry search desperately for a clue as to who—or what—brings death to Pity Wood Farm.
Athanasius Kircher, a German Jesuit in 17th-century Rome, was an extraordinary polymath. His fascinating correspondence with popes, princes and priests was a key to the mind-set of the period, and the transition from medieval to modern scientific thinking.
Author: Esaias Tegnér
The Thirty Years War
Author: Cicely Veronica Wedgwood
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Europe in 1618 was riven between Protestants and Catholics, Bourbon and Hapsburg--as well as empires, kingdoms, and countless principalities. After angry Protestants tossed three representatives of the Holy Roman Empire out the window of the royal castle in Prague, world war spread from Bohemia with relentless abandon, drawing powers from Spain to Sweden into a nightmarish world of famine, disease, and seemingly unstoppable destruction.
In November 2001, as the world still reeled from the attack on the Twin Towers, German historian Sonke Neitzel discovered an extraordinary cache of documents from the Second World War. The documents were the transcripts of German prisoners of war talking among themselves in prisoner of war camps, and secretly recorded by the allies. In these apparently private conversations the soldiers talked freely and openly about their hopes and fears, their concerns and their day-to-day lives. With a banality and ease which to the modern reader can appear shocking, they also talked about the horrors of war -- about rape, death and killing. Sonke Neitzel shared the material with renowned and bestselling psychologist Harald Wezler and they set about trying to make sense of the vast piles of documents, the hours of transcripts. The result is SOLDATEN, a landmark book which will change the way we look at soldiers and war, and is as relevant to our modern conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan as it was to the soldiers of the German Army in 1945. Published to huge acclaim and controversy in Germany it was a number one bestseller there and reignited the debate about the banality of evil under the Nazi regime.
This book is a 2005 edition of Mack P. Holt's classic study of the French religious wars of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Drawing on the scholarship of social and cultural historians of the Reformation, it shows how religion infused both politics and the socio-economic tensions of the period to produce a long extended civil war. Professor Holt integrates court politics and the political theory of the elites with the religious experiences of the popular classes, offering a fresh perspective on the wars and on why the French were willing to kill their neighbors in the name of religion. The book has been created specifically for undergraduates and general readers with no background knowledge of either French history or the Reformation. This edition updates the text in the light of new work published in the decade prior to publication and the 'Suggestions for further reading' has been completely re-written.
The Bavarian Army has been overshadowed by those of Gustavus Adolphus' and Wallenstein's Armies, but it was one of only a few armies to have fought throughout the Thirty Years War, first as part of the Catholic League and then an independent army after the Peace of Prague. Among the generals of the Bavarian Army were Count Johan von Tilly and Gottfried von Pappenheim, who are two of the most famous generals of the war. This book covers not only the Bavarian Army's organisation, but also has chapters on recruitment, officers, clothing, weaponry, pay and rations of a soldier during the Thirty Years War. As well as life and death in the army, this book also looks at the women who accompanied it. The chapter on 'civilians and soldiers' looks at the impact of the war on the civilian population, their reaction to it and the infamous sack of Magdeburg which sent shockwaves across Europe. This chapter also looks at the impact on Bavaria by having Swedish, Spanish and Imperialist troops quartered upon it and how this affected the country's war effort. In addition there are chapters on regimental colours and a detailed look into the tactics of the time, including those of Spain, Sweden and the Dutch. As well as using archival and archaeological evidence to throw new light on the subject the author has used several memoirs written by those who served in the army during the war, including Peter Hagendorf who served in Pappenheim 's Regiment of Foot from 1627 until the regiment was disbanded after the war. Hagendorf's vivid account is unique because not only is it a full account of the life of a common soldier during the war, but also records the human side of campaign, including the death of his two wives and all but two of his children. This book is essential reading to anyone interested in the wars of the early seventeenth century, not just the Thirty Years War.