By Marita A. Panzer
Dieses ungewöhnliche Schicksal inspiriert noch heute zu zahlreichen Legenden und literarischen Bearbeitungen, welche die Wirklichkeit ihres Lebens verdecken. Die kompakte Biografie stellt in fundierter Weise die Stationen dieses erstaunlichen Frauenlebens dar.
By Alessandra Necci
Il luogo attorno a cui ruota parte di questa vicenda è il castello di Vaux - le - Vicomte, l. a. meravigliosa proprietà di Fouquet che susciterà le invidie del re. Temi salienti del dramma sono il potere e il denaro, l’ambizione e l’invidia, los angeles dissimulazione e il tradimento, ma anche l’amore e l. a. fedeltà, los angeles lealtà e il senso dell’amicizia, il grande mecenatismo e l’amore in step with il bello. l. a. Storia, certo, non è avara di episodi drammatici: alcuni sembrerebbero i classici casi in cui il meritato castigo si è abbattuto sul colpevole, altri sono meno facili da definire, anche a posteriori. Quali sono gli errori realmente commessi da Nicolas Fouquet? Quali invece quelli ingiustamente attribuitigli according to chiuderlo in trappola? Dov’è il bene e dove il male? Dove los angeles colpa, dove l’innocenza?
Possono anche determinarsi circostanze dall’apparenza casuale che portano a conclusioni devastanti. Può succedere, advert esempio, che durante un temporale un fulmine colpisca un albero e prenda in pieno uno scoiattolo, abbattendolo. Anche in questa vicenda c’è un metaforico fulmine, anzi “delle folgori reali”: non casuali però, bensì accuratamente preparate, astutamente dissimulate, deliberatamente volute. Decise a tavolino according to incenerire quel personaggio troppo abile e fortunato, a cui il destino aveva concesso tutto, e in step with story ragione andava punito espellendolo definitivamente dal palcoscenico su cui con troppo successo aveva recitato.
By John Miller
The booklet explores James’s family with the country and society, targeting the political, diplomatic, and non secular concerns that formed his reign. Miller discusses the human failings, the gulf of knowing among the king and his topics, and the sheer undesirable good fortune that resulted in James’s downfall. He additionally considers the explanations for James’s loss of curiosity in convalescing his state after his flight to France in 1688. This revised variation of the ebook features a monstrous new foreword assessing fresh paintings at the reign.
“This is a firstclass essay in old biography. . . . It needs to displace all prior lives of James II.”—J. P. Kenyon, Observer
By Yitzhak ("Antek") Zuckerman,Barbara Harshav
Unlike Holocaust books that target the annihilation of eu Jews, Antek's account is of the day-by-day fight to keep up human dignity lower than the main dreadful stipulations. His passionate, concerned testimony, which mixes aspect, authenticity, and gripping immediacy, has distinct historic value. The memoirs situate the ghetto and the resistance within the social and political context that preceded them, while prewar Zionist and Socialist early life routine have been steadily cast into what grew to become the 1st major armed resistance opposed to the Nazis in all of occupied Europe. Antek additionally describes the actions of the resistance after the destruction of the ghetto, while 20,000 Jews concealed in "Aryan" Warsaw after which participated in unlawful immigration to Palestine after the war.
The basically wide rfile by means of any Jewish resistance chief in Europe, Antek's booklet is primary to knowing ghetto lifestyles and underground actions, Jewish resistance below the Nazis, and Polish-Jewish relatives in the course of and after the struggle. This impressive paintings is a becoming monument to the heroism of a people.
By Charles Rist,Robert O. Paxton,Michele McKay Aynesworth
In 1939, the 65-year outdated French political economist Charles Rist was once serving as consultant to the French govt and advisor to the foreign banking and enterprise global. As France anxiously awaited a German invasion, Rist traveled to the US to barter embargo coverage. Days after his go back to Paris, the German offensive started and with it the notorious season of profession. backing out to his villa in Versailles, Rist grew to become his energies to the welfare of these closest to him, whereas in his diary he started to detect the unfolding of the struggle. the following the deeply discovered Rist investigates the factors of the catastrophe and displays on his country’s destiny, putting the habit of the "people" and the "elite" in historic point of view. although well-connected, Rist and his friends and family weren't exempt from the perils and tragedies of conflict, because the diary makes transparent. Season of Infamy offers a particular, closely-observed view of existence in France less than the occupation.
By Marshall Fishwick
Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC) used to be a poet, thinker, author, student, barrister, statesman, patriot, and the linguist who helped make Latin right into a common language. His many affects in rhetoric, politics, literature, and concepts are obvious all through Western civilization. Cicero, Classicism, and pop culture explores the interesting guy at the back of the eloquence and his huge impact on language, morality, and recognition of Western tradition. one of many top professionals on pop culture, Dr. Marshall Fishwick discusses the multifaceted guy who might be, in addition to Jesus, the significant determine in all of Western civilization.
The writer recounts his personal own quest of touring the land and historic towns of Italy, gleaning insights from humans he met alongside the way in which who've wisdom approximately Cicero’s lifestyles and occasions. although, Cicero, Classicism, and pop culture is greater than an easy look for the guy and his accomplishments, a guy whose mere phrases replaced the way in which humans imagine. This ebook indicates in each one people the roots of our personal principles, ideals, and tradition.
Cicero, Classicism, and pop culture discusses:
- Cicero’s upward push to acclaim
- his have an effect on at the language of renowned culture
- universal characteristics Cicero shared with Thomas Jefferson
- rhetoric, the artwork of oratory
- pivotal essays on friendship and previous age
- imaginative and prescient of his reputation
- the hunt for peace
- Marshall McLuhan, Ciceronian
- Cicero’s Rome
- Cicero’s ancestral domestic of Arpinum
- Julius Caesar, politics, and the impacts of Cicero
- the Roman republic and its downfall
- the US because the new Rome
- much more!
Cicero, Classicism, and pop culture is a startling, pleasing exam of the guy who made Western tradition what it truly is this present day. The e-book is insightful analyzing for educators, scholars, or somebody attracted to one of many significant forces in well known culture.
By Clara Hein
Wollen Sie mit einem Wiener Müllfahrer in die städtischen Mistkübel blicken und dabei wertvolle Schätze entdecken?
Sind Sie neugierig, wie Günter Hawelka seine Kindheit im berühmten Kaffeehaus seiner Familie verbrachte?
Dieses Buch begleitet Wiener zu ihren persönlichen Orten und erzählt ihre Geschichten. Ein außergewöhnliches Stadtporträt, das einlädt, Wien neu zu entdecken!
By Fearghal McGarry
By Paul Bogdanor
By Frank Whitney
The son of a French leather-based items service provider, Jean Ternant however equipped a public carrier profession in an aristocratic society in keeping with start and privilege, commanding a regiment within the French military sooner than being appointed minister-plenipotentiary to the USA. His tale of public carrier undertaken for personal ends illustrates the worth of schooling and social contacts in addition to the significance of good fortune and circumstances.