Friedrich der Große gilt vielen Deutschen als Schlüssel zum Verständnis des europäischen 18. Jahrhunderts. Sein Denken, Handeln und Fühlen soll repräsentativ für den Zeitgeist des 18. Jahrhunderts gewesen sein. Tatsächlich führt diese Sichtweise jedoch in die Irre. Nicht die ...

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Während in Westeuropa weibliche Herrscherinnen stets eine Ausnahmeerscheinung geblieben sind, führten im 18. Jahrhundert vier russische Kaiserinnen die Reformen Peters des Großen fort. Eva Daniela Seibel legt mit diesem Buch die erste zusammenhängende Studie vor, die den zeitgenössischen ...

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This book explores the war writings of Patrick MacGill, James Hanley, and Liam O’Flaherty, working class, Roman Catholic Irishmen, all of whom fought in the First World War as privates and who, collectively, it is argued, constitute a distinct trio of war writers. Through discussions focusing ...

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Otto von Manteuffel (1805–1882), preußischer Ministerpräsident von 1850 bis 1858, gilt wahlweise als blasser Bürokrat oder strenger Reaktionär im Schatten seines Nachnachfolgers Otto von Bismarck. Seine bewegte Amtszeit, die mit der sogenannten ‚Reaktionsära‘ zusammenfällt, war ...

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Was lässt Akte der Bestrafung rechtmäßig erscheinen? Warum werden sie von den Menschen akzeptiert? Das moderne Strafrecht ist elementarer Bestandteil des heutigen Rechtsstaates. Ein Grund mehr, die Wurzeln dieser Institution zu untersuchen. Die Zeit der ottonischen und salischen Herrschaft ...

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Olena Stiazhkina

Zero Point Ukraine

The Western understanding of what happened in Ukraine during World War II has been shaped by historical and ideological constructs created in the Kremlin. The Ukrainian specificity has been dissolved in the concept of the “great victorious Russian people” and distorted by attempts to equate ...

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Serhy Yekelchyk analyzes the development of Ukrainian history writing from the fall of communism to the early responses to Russia’s massive invasion in 2022.

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Nina Selbst

Writ in Water

This book, based on wide-ranging research on water, views the world through the rippling, complex lens of water. It looks at the emergence of civilizations and their decay, delves into creation myths, ponders the place of water in the human psyche as expressed in art and poetry and folklore, ...

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The war separated families, took lives, broke fates ... It is very important to know and remember it at any time. Even many decades later, new details, memories, and testimonies appear. This book gathers several fascinating, true family stories written from accounts of parents, ...

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This book explores the relationship between history, legitimacy, and violence in the building and breaking of nations and states on the territory of contemporary Ukraine during the Second World War and in its aftermath. At its center are various institutions of the Soviet state. Other states and ...

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