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.
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.
Mystery in the Computer Game
Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
The Aldens enjoy playing their favorite computer game, Ringmaster. They get a chance to "test out" Ringmaster II before it's released to the public. But strange things happen when they begin to play the game.
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...
Provides the art critic's commentary on more than fifty Impressionist paintings, including Manet's "Olympia", Whistler's "Nocturne", and "The Harbor at Lorient" by Morisot.
Success and Suppression
Author: Dag Nikolaus Hasse
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Dag Nikolaus Hasse shows how ideological and scientific motives led to the decline of Arabic traditions in European culture. The Renaissance was a turning point: on the one hand, Arabic scientific traditions reached their peak of influence in Europe; on the other, during this period the West began to forget, or suppress, its debt to Arabic culture.
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.
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.
The Thirty Years War
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
The Thirty Years War: A Documentary History fills a gap in recent studies of the great pan-European conflict, providing fresh translations of thirty-eight primary documents for the student and general reader. The selections are drawn from the standard political documents, from the Apology of the Bohemian Estates for the Defenestration of Prague to the text of the Treaty of Westphalia, as well as from imperial edicts, trial records, letters, diary entries, and satirical broadsheets, all directly translated from the Early New High German, French, Swedish, and Latin. The volume contains some ten illustrations and one map . . . and on the whole is well organized and well presented with a judicious amount of footnotes and a slim For Further Reading section. A succinct introduction introduces the four sections, each with its own substantial introduction: (1) Outbreak of the Thirty Years War (1618-1623), (2) The Intervention of Denmark and Sweden (1623-1635), and (3) The Long War (1635-1648). The concluding section (4) Two Wartime Lives (1618-1648), interestingly juxtaposes the journals of a wandering mercenary and a settled townsman. The first is the diary of Peter Hagendorf, kept between the years 1624 and 1649 and only rediscovered in 1993. Hagendorf experienced the war as a common mercenary from the Baltic to Italy, from France to Pomerania. His counterpart is Hans Heberle, a shoemaker from a small town in the territory of the free imperial city of Ulm whose Zeytregister chronicled happenings both in the neighborhood and further afield. The engrossing accounts of their shifting fortunes over the three decades of the war really help to give this collection of texts, and the troublesome period itself, a human face. They are the stuff from which Grimmelshausen would craft his great novel of the war, The Adventuresome Simplicissimus (1668). Tryntje Helfferich is to be applauded for this consistently interesting and eminently useful volume. --Martin W. Walsh, University of Michigan, in Sixteenth Century Journal
Author: Mark Greengrass
Publisher: Penguin UK
Mark Greengrass's gripping, major, original account of Europe in an era of tumultuous change This latest addition to the landmark Penguin History of Europe series is a fascinating study of 16th and 17th century Europe and the fundamental changes which led to the collapse of Christendom and established the geographical and political frameworks of Western Europe as we know it. From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of this era. Martin Luther's challenge to church authority forced Christians to examine their beliefs in ways that shook the foundations of their religion. The subsequent divisions, fed by dynastic rivalries and military changes, fundamentally altered the relations between ruler and ruled. Geographical and scientific discoveries challenged the unity of Christendom as a belief-community. Europe, with all its divisions, emerged instead as a geographical projection. It was reflected in the mirror of America, and refracted by the eclipse of Crusade in ambiguous relationships with the Ottomans and Orthodox Christianity. Chronicling these dramatic changes, Thomas More, Shakespeare, Montaigne and Cervantes created works which continue to resonate with us. Christendom Destroyed is a rich tapestry that fosters a deeper understanding of Europe's identity today.
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.
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.
The Woman at Number 24
Author: Juliet Ashton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
'This brilliantly written and captivating story instantly drew us in and refused to let go. Fresh, funny and utterly fabulous, it’s the perfect holiday read' Heat Meet the residents of number 24 in the warm, witty and wonderful new novel from bestselling author Juliet Ashton. When your marriage falls apart, the last place you'd want your husband to move to is downstairs. Unfortunately for Sarah, up in the eaves at number 24, her ex-husband now lives one floor beneath her with his new wife. Their happiness floats up through the floorboards, taunting her. A child psychologist, Sarah has picked up great sadness from the little girl, Una, who lives with her careworn mother three floors below, but is Sarah emotionally equipped to reach out? The Spring brings a new couple to the house. Jane and Tom's zest for life revives the flagging spirits, and Sarah can't deny the instant attraction to handsome Tom. Having seen at first hand what infidelity does to people, she'll never act on it ... but the air fizzes with potential. The sunshine doesn't reach every corner of number 24, however. Elderly Mavis, tucked away in the basement, has kept the world at bay for decades. She's about to find out that she can't hide forever. Juliet Ashton weaves a story of love, friendship and community that will move you to laughter and to tears. Think Cold Feet meets David Nicholls, with a dash of the joy of Jill Mansell added for good measure. What people are saying about The Woman At Number 24: 'Emotion, laughs and mystery, I simply adored every minute of reading it' Netgalley reviewer 'Loved it. Feels fresh and new and exciting hearing about the different lives of 24. I'm intrigued and fascinated by the characters' Natalie Ross, Netgalley reviewer 'Wow! Just a beautiful read, like a breath of fresh air. Very heart warming and easy to read. A great 5 Stars from me!' Netgalley reviewer 'This is a great book with a varied ensemble cast of characters and many inter-twining story lines' Netgalley reviewer 'An absorbing story full of wonderful moments ...This was my first Juliet Ashton book to read and I really fell in love with her accurate, vivid and flowing writing' Netgalley reviewer 'Fun read with captivating characters. I did not expect the plot twist involved and really enjoyed reading this overall. Read it in one evening' Netgalley reviewer 'We watch as friendships blossom, a romance evolves and there is a good, unexpected twist towards the end. A lovely, heartwarming read' 5*, Netgalley reviewer 'A wonderful book that I would highly recommend' Netgalley reviewer 'Fantastic ... great characters who live in one big house. You will absolutely love this book' Netgalley reviewer 'This book is like wrapping yourself up in a blanket on the sofa and watching your favourite film. Warm, heart-felt and witty' Netgalley reviewer
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.
A history of the Dutch role in the establishment of Manhattan discusses the rivalry between England and the Dutch Republic, focusing on the power struggle between Holland governor Peter Stuyvesant and politician Adriaen van der Donck that shaped New York's culture and social freedoms. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.