By Neile Sue Friedman
By Christiane Schnurbein
Der wirtschaftliche und wissenschaftliche Aufschwung Deutschlands im 19. Jahrhundert, die kulturelle Strahlkraft, die durch Namen wie Wolfgang von Goethe, die Brüder Grimm oder Richard Wagner verdeutlicht werden kann, hat auch deutsche Pädagogik zum Exportschlager werden lassen. Gerade für die "bessere" Gesellschaft im Ausland waren die sogenannten deutschen Tugenden Effizienz, Fleiß und Pünktlichkeit anstrebenswerte Erziehungsziele. So unterrichteten deutsche "Fräulein" Kinder im Gastland und vermittelten neben dem Unterrichtsstoff auch deutsche Kultur und Lebensart. Anhand persönlich geführter Interviews und auf der Grundlage vieler Dokumente entfaltet die Autorin ein lebendiges Bild der Zeit ab 1880 auf den traumhaften, aber weitgehend unbekannten Inseln der Azoren. Gespräche mit Schülerinnen und Schülern sowie Nachkommen der "Fräulein" lassen ein Kapitel deutsch-portugiesischer Geschichte lebendig werden, das schon vergessen conflict. Gleichzeitig wird so vom Leben einer gehobenen Gesellschaftsschicht berichtet, die bereits damals eine kosmopolitische Lebensausrichtung besaß.
By Carmen Martín Gaite,Pedro Álvarez de Miranda
Este magnífico ensayo recoge los angeles exhaustiva investigación que los angeles autora realizó en el Archivo Histórico Nacional, el de Simancas y el de Affaires étrangères de París para esclarecer el complejo proceso seguido por parte de los angeles Inquisición contra Melchor Rafael de Macanaz (Hellín, 1670-1760). Pensador, escritor, político regalista y economic basic del Consejo de Castilla con Felipe V, Macanaz pasó gran parte de su vida exiliado en Francia. Conocedor de los secretos diplomáticos entre España, Francia y l. a. Santa Sede, es un personaje clave para entender buena parte de nuestra historia.
By G. P. Baker
By Harry Kessler,Laird Easton
Profoundly glossy and infrequently prescient, Kessler was once an erudite cultural impresario and catalyst who as a cofounder of the avant-garde magazine Pan met and contributed articles approximately a number of the major artists and writers of the day. In 1903 he grew to become director of the Grand Ducal Museum of Arts and Crafts in Weimar, made up our minds to make it a middle of aesthetic modernism with his buddy the architect Henry van de Velde, whose university of layout might ultimately develop into the Bauhaus. while a public scandal compelled his resignation in 1906, Kessler became to different initiatives, together with participating with the Austrian author Hugo von Hofmannsthal and the German composer Richard Strauss at the opera Der Rosenkavalier and the ballet The Legend of Joseph, which used to be played in 1914 through the Ballets Russes in London and Paris. In 1913 he based the Cranach-Presse in Weimar, essentially the most very important deepest presses of the 20 th century.
The diaries current wonderful, sharply etched, and sometimes richly comical descriptions of his encounters, conversations, and artistic collaborations with probably the most celebrated humans of his time: Otto von Bismarck, Paul von Hindenburg, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Diaghilev, Vaslav Nijinsky, Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Sarah Bernhardt, Friedrich Nietzsche, Rainer Marie Rilke, Paul Verlaine, Gordon Craig, George Bernard Shaw, Harley Granville-Barker, Max Klinger, Arnold Böcklin, Max Beckmann, Aristide Maillol, Auguste Rodin, Edgar Degas, Éduard Vuillard, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Ida Rubinstein, Gabriele D’Annunzio, Pierre Bonnard, and Walther Rathenau, between others.
Remarkably insightful, poignant, and cinematic of their scope, Kessler’s diaries are a useful checklist of 1 of the main unstable and seminal moments in smooth Western history.
From the Hardcover edition.
By G.J. Meyer
They burst out of obscurity in Spain not just to trap the good prize of the papacy, yet to take action two times. all through a tumultuous half-century—as popes, statesmen, warriors, enthusiasts, and breathtakingly bold political adventurers—they held middle degree within the excellent and blood-drenched competition recognized to us because the Italian Renaissance, status on the epicenter of the facility video games within which Europe’s kings and Italy’s warlords gambled for life-and-death stakes.
5 centuries after their fall—a fall much more unexpected than their upward thrust to the heights of power—they stay immutable symbols of the depths to which humanity can descend: Rodrigo Borgia, who received the papal crown and prostituted the Roman Church; Cesare Borgia, who grew to become first a teenage cardinal after which the main treacherous cutthroat of a violent time; Lucrezia Borgia, who used to be as shockingly immoral as she used to be attractive. those have lengthy been inventory figures at nighttime chronicle of eu villainy, their identify synonymous with unspeakable evil.
yet did those Borgias of legend really exist? Grounding his narrative in exhaustive examine and drawing from infrequently tested key assets, Meyer brings attention-grabbing new perception to the genuine humans in the age-encrusted fable. both illuminating is the sunshine he shines at the amazing circles within which the Borgias moved and the exciting period they helped to form, a time of wars and political convulsions that reverberate to the current day, while Western civilization at the same time wallowed in appalling brutality and soared to remarkable heights.
attractive in scope, wealthy in telling element, G. J. Meyer’s The Borgias is an indelible paintings absolute to turn into the hot average on a family members and an international that proceed to enthrall.
Praise for The Borgias
“A bright and now and then startling reappraisal of 1 of the main infamous dynasties in historical past . . . if you happen to idea you knew the Borgias, this e-book will shock you.”—Tracy Borman, writer of Queen of the Conqueror and Elizabeth’s Women
“The point out of the Borgia relatives frequently evokes pictures of a ruthless force for strength through assassination, serpentine plots, and sexual debauchery. . . . [G. J. Meyer] convincingly seems prior the mythology to give a extra nuanced portrait.”—Booklist
“Meyer brings his huge talents to a different notorious Renaissance family members, the Borgias [and] a clean check out the machinations of energy in Renaissance Italy. . . . [He] makes a powerful case that the Borgias were given a uncooked deal.”—Historical Novels Review
“Fascinating . . . a gripping heritage of a tempestuous time and an notorious family.”—Shelf Awareness
From the Hardcover edition.
By William StClair,John St. Clair
Published for the 1st time, those uncooked, fair, and deeply relocating. letters supply us what we've not thoroughly had prior to, the voice of a regular soldier who's additionally a superb author. The e-book takes its identify from the village of St Julien in Flanders, the place, in a captured German capsule field, the brain of younger soldier used to be remodeled, an occasion that he later became an award-winning play.
By Alice Evans,Alice Stevens
By Mary McGrigor
Isabella’s sister, Catherine de Valois, turned the gorgeous younger bride of Henry V and is exclusive in historical past for being the daughter of a king, the spouse of a king, the mum of a king and the grandmother of a king. Like her sister, Catherine was once seen as a bargaining chip in instances of political turmoil, but her passionate love affair with the younger Owain Tudor proven the total Tudor dynasty and set in movement probably the most interesting classes of British history.
The Sister Queens is a gripping story of affection, exile and clash in a time whilst even royal ladies needed to struggle for survival.
By David Potter
Their reign was once the main celebrated in Byzantine historical past, bringing wealth, status, or even Rome itself again to the Empire. Theodora was once one of many dominant political figures of her period, assisting form imperial overseas and household coverage and two times saving her husband from threatened deposition. She performed a primary position attempting to resolve the non secular disputes of her period and proactively assisted ladies who have been being trafficked. a very capable baby-kisser, she excited admiration and hatred from these round her. Enemies wrote widely and imaginatively approximately her presumed early occupation as a prostitute, whereas supporters increased her, rather actually, to sainthood.
Theodora's is a story of a girl of remarkable expertise who overcame enormous stumbling blocks to accomplish brilliant energy, which she exercised with out ever forgetting the place she had come from. In Theodora: Actress, Empress, Saint, David Potter penetrates the hugely biased debts of her present in the writings of her contemporaries and takes good thing about the most recent study on early Byzantium to craft a latest, well-rounded, and fascinating narrative of Theodora's lifestyles. This attention-grabbing portrait will intrigue all readers with an curiosity in historical and women's history.