Download e-book for iPad: The <EM>Alexiad</EM> of Anna Komnene: Artistic Strategy in by Penelope Buckley

By Penelope Buckley

ISBN-10: 1107037220

ISBN-13: 9781107037229

ISBN-10: 1108401945

ISBN-13: 9781108401944

this is often the 1st full-scale examine of the literary artwork of Anna Komnene's Alexiad. Her historical past of her father's reign is recognized and lots more and plenty utilized by Byzantinists and historians of the 1st campaign, however the artwork with which it shapes its valuable personality has now not been absolutely tested or understood. This booklet argues that the paintings is either background and tragedy; the characterization of Alexios I Komnenos is cumulative; it develops; the types for his idealization switch; a lot of the motion happens in his brain and the narrative relays and amplifies his notion whereas development a dense photo of the area within which he acts. enticing seriously and responsively with different texts, Komnene makes use of the total variety of present literary genres to painting the suitable tradition of his rule. She fits her paintings of literary keep an eye on to his of presidency over the antagonistic forces of his time.

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Download e-book for kindle: Transnational Moments of Change: Europe 1945, 1968, 1989 by Gerd Rainer-Horn,Padraic Kenney,Aldo Agosti,Anna

By Gerd Rainer-Horn,Padraic Kenney,Aldo Agosti,Anna Balzarro,Paulina Bren,Patrick Burke,Juan José Gómez Gutiérrez,Arthur Marwick,Patrick Pasture,Kristina Schulz,Jarle Simensen,Miroslav Vanek

ISBN-10: 0742523225

ISBN-13: 9780742523227

ISBN-10: 0742523233

ISBN-13: 9780742523234

Transnational Moments of swap bargains a large creation to the method and perform of transnational historical past. to illustrate the worth of this procedure, the paintings specializes in Europe given that international conflict II, a interval whose research rather merits from a transnational vantage aspect. Twelve individual individuals from world wide supply a variety of transnational ways to 3 continent-wide moments of switch. The paintings starts off with a glance on the shut of worldwide battle , whilst liberation from Nazi career provided the chance for social and political test. subsequent, essays discover the overdue Nineteen Sixties as generational switch and political dissatisfaction rocked city facilities from Paris to Prague. eventually, the ebook turns to the autumn of communism, a second of innovative switch that not just unfold quickly from nation to kingdom, yet even affected and interacted with protest pursuits in Western Europe and in different places. jointly, the essays offer either a brand new point of view on postwar Europe and various versions for the historian drawn to utilizing the transnational approach.

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Download e-book for iPad: Social Movement Studies in Europe: The State of the Art by Olivier Fillieule,Guya Accornero

By Olivier Fillieule,Guya Accornero

ISBN-10: 1785330977

ISBN-13: 9781785330971

ISBN-10: 1785337572

ISBN-13: 9781785337574

Bringing jointly over 40 proven and rising students, this landmark quantity is the 1st to comprehensively study the evolution and present perform of social circulation stories in a in particular eu context. whereas its first part bargains comparative methods to an array of vital concerns and hobbies, its moment part assembles concentrated nationwide reviews that come with so much significant ecu states. all through, those contributions are guided through a shared set of ancient and social-scientific questions with a selected emphasis on political sociology, hence delivering a daring and uncommonly unified survey that may be crucial for students and scholars of eu social movements.

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Sandra Ott's Living with the Enemy: German Occupation, Collaboration and PDF

By Sandra Ott

ISBN-10: 1107178207

ISBN-13: 9781107178205

ISBN-10: 1316630870

ISBN-13: 9781316630877

In post-liberation France, the French courts judged the instances of multiple hundred thousand humans accused of supporting and abetting the enemy through the moment global warfare. during this attention-grabbing publication, Sandra Ott uncovers the hidden heritage of collaboration within the Pyrenean borderlands of the Basques and the Béarnais in southwestern France via 9 tales of human folly, uncertainty, ambiguity, ambivalence, hope, vengeance, duplicity, greed, self-interest, opportunism and betrayal. protecting either the profession and liberation sessions, she finds how the book's characters turned concerned with the occupiers for a number of purposes, starting from a wish to settle rankings and to achieve entry to energy, funds and fabric rewards, to like, friendship, worry and desperation. those wartime lives and next postwar reckonings offer us with a brand new lens by which to appreciate human habit below the tricky stipulations of profession, and the next look for retribution and justice.

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The Swiss and their Neighbours, 1460-1560: Between by Tom Scott PDF

By Tom Scott

ISBN-10: 0198725272

ISBN-13: 9780198725275

Renewed curiosity in Swiss heritage has sought to beat the previous stereotypes of peasant liberty and republican exceptionalism. The heroic age of the Confederation within the 15th century is now visible as a turning-point because the Swiss polity completed a degree of institutional consolidation and balance, and commenced to mark out transparent frontiers. The Swiss and their Neighbours, 1460-1560 questions either assumptions. It argues that the management of the common
lordships through the cantons jointly gave upward thrust to as a lot discord as co-operation, and remained a realistic gadget no longer a political precept. It argues that the Swiss warfare of 1499 was once an avoidable disaster, from which constructed a modus vivendi among the Swiss and the Empire because the Rhine turned a
buffer-zone, now not a boundary. It then investigates the history to Bern's conquest of the Vaud in 1536, below the guise of relieving Geneva from beleaguerment, to indicate that Bern's activities have been pushed now not through predeterminate territorial enlargement yet by means of the necessity to halt French designs upon Geneva and Savoy.

The geopolitical stability of the Confederation was once essentially altered by way of Bern's acquisition of the Vaud and adjoining lands. however, the political textile of the Confederation, which have been confirmed to the threshold throughout the Reformation, proved itself versatile adequate to take in this sort of significant reorientation, now not least simply because what held the Confederation jointly used to be now not a lot associations as a feeling of universal identification and mutual legal responsibility cast throughout the Burgundian Wars of the
1470s.

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Download e-book for iPad: The conversion of Iceland - a political event by Marc Neininger

By Marc Neininger

ISBN-10: 3638764591

ISBN-13: 9783638764599

Essay from the 12 months 2004 within the topic background Europe - different nations - heart a long time, Early glossy Age, grade: 1,0, The collage of Western Ontario, direction: outdated Iceland, 7 entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: The conversion of Iceland within the 12 months a thousand A.D. used to be probably an occasion of significant significance within the historical past of the rustic. this is often mirrored within the variety of assets that supply an account of the happenings; right here particularly the Islendigabok, written through Ari the clever, should be named most desirable, because it is our oldest and in addition finest resource (Stömbäck 18; Aðalsteinsson 55). Ari wrote the Islendigabok a while within the years among 1122 and 1132. He himself states that “it is our responsibility to offer choice to that that's proved to be so much right” (Ari 59). The Islendigabok can certainly be obvious because the first paintings of Historiography in Iceland. One explanation for this can be that Ari names his significant assets and refers to them while he talks approximately singular occasions [...]

When the Alðing accredited Christianity the results should have been transparent. The lack of information and indifference in the direction of Christianity thereafter exhibits that the particular occasion of the Conversion used to be a political one, and simply on a secondary point a spiritual one. The conversion to Christianity was once an extended strategy that grew to become extra critical purely with the second one bishop of Iceland, Gizur Isleifsson from on. the cause of the reputation of Christianity is still imprecise. i think, notwithstanding, that there has been strain from King Olaf Tryggvason. this is able to clarify the optimism of Gizur the White and Hjalti after they got here to the Alðing. This strain may possibly variety from persecution of Icelanders to struggle to most economical repressions. The menacing cave in of the Icelandic commonwealth may also play a task. although, no matter if those assumptions might become wrong, the conversion of Iceland within the yr a thousand A.D. nonetheless continues to be to a really huge measure a political event.

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Download e-book for kindle: Domesday Tables for the Counties of Surrey, Berkshire, by Baring,Francis Henry

By Baring,Francis Henry

ISBN-10: 1333041047

ISBN-13: 9781333041045

ISBN-10: 1361943300

ISBN-13: 9781361943304

not like another reproductions of vintage texts (1) we haven't used OCR(Optical personality Recognition), as this ends up in undesirable caliber books with brought typos. (2) In books the place there are pictures resembling photographs, maps, sketches and so forth we now have endeavoured to maintain the standard of those photos, so that they characterize thoroughly the unique artefact. even supposing sometimes there's definite imperfections with those previous texts, we suppose they should be made to be had for destiny generations to enjoy.

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New PDF release: The Seduction of Culture in German History

By Wolf Lepenies

ISBN-10: 0691121311

ISBN-13: 9780691121314

ISBN-10: 0691164614

ISBN-13: 9780691164618

During the Allied bombing of Germany, Hitler was once extra distressed through the lack of cultural treasures than by means of the leveling of houses. Remarkably, his propagandists broadcast this truth, confident that it can display now not his callousness yet his sensitivity: the destruction had did not weigh down his artist's spirit. it truly is most unlikely to start to make feel of this considering with no figuring out what Wolf Lepenies calls The Seduction of tradition in German History.

This interesting and strange booklet tells the tale of an arguably catastrophic German habit--that of valuing cultural success in particular else and envisioning it as a noble alternative for politics. Lepenies examines how this tendency has affected German background from the overdue eighteenth century to this present day. He argues that the German choice for paintings over politics is vital to knowing the extraordinary nature of Nazism, together with its aesthetic attract many Germans (and others) and the truth that Hitler and lots of in his circle have been failed artists and intellectuals who appear to have practiced their politics as an alternative type of art.

In a sequence of old, highbrow, literary, and inventive vignettes advised in an essayistic type jam-packed with compelling aphorisms, this wide-ranging e-book can pay unique recognition to Goethe and Thomas Mann, and in addition includes incredible discussions of such varied figures as Novalis, Walt Whitman, Leo Strauss, and Allan Bloom. The Seduction of tradition in German History is worried not just with Germany, yet with how the German obsession with tradition, experience of cultural superiority, and scorn of politics have affected its kin with different nations, France and the U.S. in particular.

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Download e-book for kindle: Return of the Jew: Identity Narratives of the Third by Katka Reszke

By Katka Reszke

ISBN-10: 1618112465

ISBN-13: 9781618112460

ISBN-10: 1618113089

ISBN-13: 9781618113085

go back of the Jew strains the looks of a brand new iteration of Jews in Poland that the autumn of the communist regime. this day progressively more Poles are learning their Jewish historical past and commencing to search a method of associating with Judaism and Jewish tradition. Reszke analyzes this new new release, addressing the query of even if there might be actual Jewish existence in Poland after fifty years of oppression. in keeping with a sequence of interviews with Jewish Poles among the a long time of 18 and 35, her research offers an illuminating window into the event of being, and for lots of changing into, Jewish in those distinctive circumstances.

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Frans de Bruyn,Shaun Regan's The Culture of the Seven Years' War: Empire, Identity, and PDF

By Frans de Bruyn,Shaun Regan

ISBN-10: 1442643552

ISBN-13: 9781442643550

The Seven Years’ conflict (1756–1763) was once the decisive clash of the eighteenth century – Winston Churchill known as it the 1st “world struggle” – and the conflict which ceaselessly replaced the process North American historical past. but in comparison with different momentous conflicts just like the Napoleonic Wars or the 1st international warfare, the cultural effect of the Seven Years’ battle continues to be woefully understudied.

The tradition of the Seven Years’ War is the 1st number of essays to take a huge interdisciplinary and multinational method of this crucial worldwide clash. instead of focusing solely on political, diplomatic, or army concerns, this assortment examines the effect of illustration, identification, and conceptions and studies of empire.

With essays through impressive students that deal with the war’s effect in Europe and the Atlantic global, this quantity is certain to turn into crucial interpreting for these attracted to the connection among warfare, tradition, and the arts.

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