December 25, 2016

Download E-books Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present PDF

By Michael H. Kater

Historian Michael H. Kater chronicles the increase and fall of 1 of Germany’s such a lot iconic towns during this interesting and unusually provocative historical past of Weimar. Weimar was once a middle of the humanities throughout the Enlightenment and for that reason the cradle of German tradition nowa days. Goethe and Schiller made their reputations the following, as did Franz Liszt and the younger Richard Strauss. within the early 20th century, the Bauhaus tuition used to be based in Weimar. yet from the Eighties on, the town additionally nurtured a robust right-wing reactionary circulate, and fifty years later, a repressive nationwide Socialist regime dimmed Weimar’s inventive lighting, reworking the onetime artists’ utopia into the capital of its first Nazified province and developing the Buchenwald demise camp on its doorstep.
 
Kater’s richly precise quantity deals the 1st entire historical past of Weimar in any language, from its meteoric eighteenth-century get up from obscurity via its glory days of unbridled inventive expression to its darkish descent again into creative insignificance lower than Nazi rule and, later, Soviet profession and beyond.

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December 25, 2016

Download E-books Überwachtes Deutschland: Post- und Telefonüberwachung in der alten Bundesrepublik PDF

By Josef Foschepoth

Postzensur und Telefon- und Internetüberwachung sind Kennzeichen autoritärer Staaten und Diktaturen. Der NSA-Abhörskandal beweist jedoch, dass auch in westlichen Demokratien großflächig abgehört und spioniert wird. Die Grundlagen für die Spionage der united states auf deutschem Boden bestehen bereits seit den 1950er-Jahren. Massenweise Postsendungen wurden geöffnet, beschlagnahmt und vernichtet, allein a hundred Millionen aus der DDR. Josef Foschepoth zeigt: Die Bundesrepublik struggle ein straff organisierter und effizient arbeitender Überwachungsstaat. Dieses Buch ist nicht nur die erste wissenschaftlich fundierte Geschichte der Überwachung des submit- und Telefonverkehrs in der alten Bundesrepublik, es liefert auch die historischen Hintergründe des aktuellen Geheimdienst-Skandals.

Millionen und Abermillionen Postsendungen wurden Jahr für Jahr ausgewertet und teilweise vernichtet. Millionen und Abermillionen Telefonate wurden abgehört – von und im Auftrag der ehemaligen Besatzungsmächte, aber auch von den Westdeutschen selbst. Nahezu alle eingehende publish aus der DDR und massenweise Briefe und Pakete aus anderen osteuropäischen und kommunistischen Staaten wurden angehalten und zensiert. Die Telefon-, Fernschreib- und Telegrafenleitungen zwischen der DDR und der Bundesrepublik, in die übrigen osteuropäischen Staaten sowie ins westliche Ausland wurden systematisch überwacht und abgehört. Die alte Bundesrepublik zwischen 1949 und 1989 conflict ein großer, effizienter und effektiver Überwachungsstaat.

Das Buch liefert neue Erkenntnisse aufgrund einer umfassenden und intensiven Auswertung von bislang nicht erforschten, zumeist unzugänglichen und vielfach noch als geheim eingestuften Akten der Bundesregierung und der ehemaligen Besatzungsmächte united states und Großbritannien. Es wird deutlich: Die Geschichte der Bundesrepublik ist noch nicht geschrieben.

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December 25, 2016

Download E-books The Appointment: A Novel PDF

By Herta Müller

From the winner of the IMPAC Award and the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature, a fierce and devastating novel a couple of younger woman's discovery of betrayal within the such a lot intimate reaches of her life

"I've been summoned. Thursday, ten sharp." hence starts off an afternoon within the lifetime of a tender manufacturing facility employee in the course of Ceausescu's totalitarian regime. She has been puzzled prior to; this time, she believes, can be worse. Her crime? stitching notes into the linings of men's fits sure for Italy. "Marry me," the notes say, together with her identify and deal with. something to get out of Romania.

As each one tram cease brings the younger girl toward the appointment, her suggestions stray to her father and his infidelities; to her buddy Lilli, shot attempting to flee to Hungary; to her grandparents, deported after her personal husband knowledgeable on them; and to Paul, her lover, her one resource of belief regardless of his drunkenness. In her distraction, she misses her cease and reveals herself on an unusual road. And what she discovers there makes her worry of the interrogation faded by means of comparison.

Bone-spare and extreme, The Appointment powerfully renders the humiliating terrors of a crushing regime and its corrosive results on family members and friendship, intercourse and love.

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December 25, 2016

Download E-books All Power to the Councils!: A Documentary History of the German Revolution of 1918-1919 PDF

“Gabriel Kuhn’s very good quantity illuminates a profound international progressive second, within which superb rules and debates lit the sky.” —Marcus Rediker, writer of Villains of all international locations and The Slave send   “This amazing assortment, skillfully edited via Gabriel Kuhn, brings to lifestyles that almost all pivotal of revolutions, crackling with the acrid scent of highway struggling with, rebel hopes, and eventually defeat… In an period brimming with anticapitalist aspirations, those pages ring with that also unmet progressive promise of a higher international: i used to be, i'm, I shall be.” —Sasha Lilley, writer of Capital and Its Discontents and coauthor of Catastrophism   The German Revolution erupted out of the ashes of worldwide warfare I, prompted through mutinying sailors refusing to be sacrificed within the ultimate carnage of the warfare. whereas the Social Democrats grabbed strength, radicals around the nation rallied to set up a communist society lower than the slogan "All energy to the Councils!" The Spartacus League introduced an rebellion in Berlin, council republics have been proclaimed in Bremen and Bavaria, and employees' revolts shook various German cities. but in an act that may tragically form the process background, the Social Democratic executive overwhelmed the rebellions with assistance from right-wing militias, paving the way in which for the ill-fated Weimar Republic—and eventually the ascension of the Nazis. This definitive documentary historical past collects manifestos, speeches, articles, and letters from the German Revolution—Rosa Luxemburg, the progressive Stewards, and Gustav Landauer among others—introduced and annotated through the editor. Many records, similar to the anarchist Erich Mühsam's finished account of the Bavarian Council Republic, are awarded the following in English for the 1st time. the amount additionally comprises fabrics from the crimson Ruhr military that repelled the reactionary Kapp Putsch in 1920 and the communist bandits that roamed japanese Germany until eventually 1921. All energy to the Councils! presents a dynamic and

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December 25, 2016

Download E-books The Routledge Handbook of German Politics & Culture (Routledge Handbooks) PDF

The Routledge guide of German Politics and Culture bargains a wide-ranging and authoritative account of Germany within the twenty first century. It gathers the services of the world over prime students of German tradition, politics, and society to discover and explain

  • historical pathways to modern Germany
  • the present ‘Berlin Republic’
  • society and diversity
  • Germany and Europe
  • Germany and the world.

This is a vital source for college kids, researchers, and all these seeking to comprehend modern German politics and culture.

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December 25, 2016

Download E-books The Carolingians in Central Europe, Their History, Arts, and Architecture: A Cultural History of Central Europe, 750-900 (Volume XVIII) (Brill Cultures, Beliefs and Traditions Medieval and Early Modern Peoples Series) PDF

By Herbert Schutz

This publication provides an historic evaluation of the Frankish nation-states in important Europe in the course of the Carolingian interval. in contrast heritage half II of the ebook examines the cultural stock deposited through the scribal tradition in vital Europe as represented through manuscripts, crystals, ivories and gem encrusted liturgical artwork. half III bargains with such examples of Carolingian wall portray and structure as are nonetheless glaring in important Europe. even though a few examples are spinoff, many are unique. to mirror the elegance of the items and surfaces mentioned in components II and III, the ebook is lavishly ornamented with pertinent colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations usually serve the illustration of structure.

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December 25, 2016

Download E-books After the Berlin Wall: Putting Two Germanys Back Together Again PDF

By Christopher Hilton

Documenting an important unification within the background of Europe, this account examines the merging of East and West Germany following the destruction of the Berlin Wall in 1990. Describing how a totalitarian, atheist, and communist approach used to be married with a democratic, Christian, and capitalist one, this examine explores correct questions comparable to How did this marriage have an effect on the typical lifetime of traditional Germans? How did combining mobilephone structures, postal providers, hospitals, undefined, and railways paintings? and How have been women’s rights, welfare, arts, and housing affected? Spotlighting how this consolidation was once by no means forewarned and the way no nation had ever attempted becoming a member of thoroughly contrary structures earlier than, this research provides a desirable chronicle instructed in the course of the phrases of the folk who lived via it.

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December 25, 2016

Download E-books Austerlitz (Modern Library Paperbacks) PDF

This 10th anniversary variation of W. G. Sebald’s celebrated masterpiece incorporates a new creation through acclaimed critic James wooden. Austerlitz is the tale of a man’s look for the reply to his life’s valuable riddle. A small baby while he involves England on a Kindertransport in the summertime of 1939, Jacques Austerlitz is instructed not anything of his actual kin via the Welsh Methodist minister and his spouse who increase him. while he's a miles older guy, fleeting stories go back to him, and obeying an intuition he in simple terms dimly knows, Austerlitz follows their path again to the realm he left at the back of a part century ahead of. There, confronted with the void on the middle of twentieth-century Europe, he struggles to rescue his history from oblivion.

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December 25, 2016

Download E-books Humanism and Scholasticism in Late Medieval Germany PDF

By James H. Overfield

This research of the highbrow lifetime of German universities within the 15th and early 16th centuries demonstrates that humanist-scholastic relatives weren't the tremendous struggles depicted within the humanists' personal arguments or in lots of sleek chronicles. Eschewing neat yet deceptive dichotomies, the writer desribes the German humanists' critique of scholasticism from the 1450s to the 1510s and the scholastics' reaction. He strains the reception of humanists in Germany's universities, together with their position within the educational company, the "opposition" they confronted, and the velocity of humanist curriculum reforms, and he areas the well-known Reuchlin affair and different highbrow feuds within the context of humanist-scholastic relations.

After 1500 the calls of the early humanists for the reform of Latin grammar guide and the instructing of the studia humanitatis gave solution to extra encompassing assaults on scholastic theology and the philosophical choices of the humanities path. This research attracts on a wide selection of resources to explain either the sluggish emergence of Renaissance humanism after 1450 and its speedy triumph after 1500.

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December 25, 2016

Download E-books The Economics of German Unification PDF

German unification is proving even more tough than used to be initially envisaged. the combination of 2 nationwide economies with assorted financial orders, diverse sectoral constructions and divergent degrees of improvement turns out set to take decades. This well timed exam of the main matters concerned emphasises the influence of unification on diverse sectors of the economic system and their most likely results.

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