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Hannah's Dress
Author: Pascale Hugues
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509509852
Pages: 250
Year: 2017-04-28
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Hannah's Dress tells the dizzying story of Berlin's modern history. Curious to learn more about the city she has lived in for over twenty years, journalist Pascale Hugues investigates the lives of the men, women and children who have occupied her ordinary street during the course of the last century. We see the street being built in 1904 and the arrival of the first families of businessmen, lawyers and bankers. We feel the humiliation of defeat in 1918, the effects of economic crisis, and the rise of Hitler's Nazi party. We tremble alongside the Jewish families, whose experience is so movingly captured in the story of two friends, Hannah and Susanne. When only Hannah is able to escape the horrors of deportation, the dress made for her by Susanne becomes a powerful reminder of all that was lost. In 1945 the street is all but destroyed; the handful of residents left want to forget the past altogether and start afresh. When the Berlin Wall goes up, the street becomes part of West Berlin and assumes a rather suburban identity, a home for all kinds of petite bourgeoisie, insulated from the radical spirit of 1968. However, this quickly changes in the 1970s with the arrival of its most famous resident, superstar David Bowie. Today, the street is as tranquil and prosperous as in the early days, belying a century of eventful, tumultuous history. This engrossing account of a single street, awarded the prestigious 2014 European Book Prize, sheds new light on the complex history not only of Berlin but of an entire continent across the twentieth century.
La Robe de Hannah
Author: Pascale Hugues
Publisher: Les Arènes
ISBN: 2352043417
Pages: 336
Year: 2014-08-20T00:00:00+02:00
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Berlin 1904-2014 Le puzzle vertigineux de l'histoire de Berlin s'assemble alors sous nos yeux : on voit la rue se construire en 1904 et s'installer les premières familles d'entrepreneurs, d'avocats et de banquiers. On ressent l'humiliation de la défaite de 1918, les effets de la crise économique et de la montée du nazisme. On tremble avec Hannah et les familles juives qui vivent la douleur de l'exil ou l'enfer de la déportation. On survit aussi avec ceux qui restent, dans la peur des bombardements alliés. Presque détruite en 1945, la rue ne compte plus qu'une poignée d'habitants qui veulent oublier le passé et tout reconstruire. Avec le mur de Berlin, elle se retrouve à l'Ouest. Grise et petite-bourgeoise, la rue accueille pourtant dans les années 1970 quelques artistes rebelles... dont David Bowie. Aujourd'hui, elle est à nouveau tranquille et prospère, comme à sa naissance. Avec des souvenirs en plus. Au terme d'une enquête exceptionnelle, Pascale Hugues réussit à redonner vie aux habitants de sa rue. Son livre se lit comme un roman policier et nous renvoie inexorablement à cette interrogation : qu'aurions-nous fait à leur place ? Par l'auteur du livre Marthe et Mathilde (Les arènes, 2009).
The People in the Photo
Author: Hélène Gestern
Publisher: Gallic Books
ISBN: 1908313609
Pages: 272
Year: 2014-01-28
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Parisian archivist Hélène knows very little about her mother, Nathalie, who died when she was four. In the hope of learning more, she places a newspaper advert calling for information on Nathalie and two unknown men pictured with her at a tennis tournament in 1971. Against the odds, she receives a response from Stéphane, a Swiss biologist: his father is one of the people in the photo. More letters, and more photos, pass between them, in an attempt to unearth the truth their parents kept from them. But as they piece together events from the past, will they discover more than they can actually deal with? Winner of twenty-five literary awards, this dark yet moving drama deftly explores the themes of blame and forgiveness, identity and love.
Après le Mur: Berlin dans la littérature francophone
Author: Margarete Zimmermann
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3823368796
Pages: 270
Year: 2015-10-12
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Turbulent and Mighty Continent
Author: Anthony Giddens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745681271
Pages: 224
Year: 2013-12-18
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Winner of the 2014 European Book Prize. A "United States of Europe", Winston Churchill proposed in 1946, could "as if by a miracle transform" that "turbulent and mighty continent". "In this way only", he continued, "will hundreds of millions of toilers be able to regain the simple joys and hopes which make life worth living". Today, nearly seventy years later, over 500 million people live in the member states of the European Union – a greater number than in any other political community save for China and India. The currency of the Union, the euro, is used in economic transactions world-wide. Yet the EU is mired in the greatest crisis of its history, one that threatens its very existence as an entity able to have an impact upon world affairs. Europe no longer seems so mighty, instead but faces the threat of becoming an irrelevant backwater or, worse, once again the scene of turbulent conflicts. Divisions are arising all over Europe, while the popularity of the Union sinks. How can this situation be turned around? Now published as a revised and updated paperback that takes account of the May 2014 elections to the European Parliament, Turbulent and Mighty Continent makes a powerful case for a far-reaching and fundamental renewal of the European project as a whole.
Science, Voyages, and Encounters in Oceania, 1511-1850
Author: Bronwen Douglas
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137305894
Pages: 361
Year: 2014-03-26
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Blending global scope with local depth, this book throws new light on important themes. Spanning four centuries and vast space, it combines the history of ideas with particular histories of encounters between European voyagers and Indigenous people in Oceania (Island Southeast Asia, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands).
Women in the Fine Arts
Author: Clara Erskine Clement Waters
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 395
Year: 1904
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These biographical sketches of women artists from ancient times through the 19th century are supplemented by a sensitive and insightful introduction on the subject of women's contribution to art.
Treasures in Trusted Hands
Author: Jos van Beurden
Publisher:
ISBN: 9088904405
Pages: 230
Year: 2017-05-22
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This pioneering study charts the one-way traffic of cultural and historical objects during five centuries of European colonialism. It presents abundant examples of disappeared colonial objects and systematizes these into war booty, confiscations by missionaries and contestable acquisitions by private persons and other categories. Former colonies consider this as a historical injustice that has not been undone. Former colonial powers have kept most of the objects in their custody. In the 1970s the Netherlands and Belgium returned objects to their former colonies Indonesia and DR Congo; but their number was considerably smaller than what had been asked for. Nigeria's requests for the return of some Benin objects, confiscated by British soldiers in 1897, are rejected. As there is no consensus on how to deal with colonial objects, disputes about other categories of contestable objects are analyzed. For Nazi-looted artworks the 1998 Washington Conference Principles have been widely accepted. Although non-binding, they promote fair and just solutions and help people to reclaim art works that they lost involuntarily. To promote solutions for colonial objects, nine Principles for Dealing with Colonial Cultural and Historical Objects are presented, based on the Washington Conference Principles. The nine are part of a model to facilitate mediation in disputes about them. This model can help to break the impasse in negotiations between former colonizers and colonies. Europe, the former colonizers, should do more pro-active provenance research into the acquisitions from the colonial era, both in public institutions and private collections. "This is a very commendable treatise which has painstakingly and with detachment explored the emotive issue of the return of cultural objects removed in colonial times to the metropolis. He has looked at the issues from every continent with clarity and perspicuity." Prof. Folarin Shyllon (University of Ibadan) "Momumentaal werk van hoge kwaliteit. Het hoofdstuk over Congo is bijzonder goed gedocumenteerd en leerrijk" Dr. Guido Gryseels (Director-General of the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren) CLUES is an international scientific series covering research in the field of culture, history and heritage which have been written by, or were performed under the supervision of members of the research institute CLUE+.
The Battlefields of England
Author: A.H Burne
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1844152065
Pages: 560
Year: 2005-01-01
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England's battlefields bear witness to dramatic turning-points in the country's history. At Hastings, Bosworth Field, Flodden and Naseby, the battles fought were to have an enormous effect on English life. This double volume, containing Burne's famous "Battlefields of England" and "More Battlefields of England" make it possible for readers to follow the course of 39 battles from AD 51 to 1685, as if they were on the battlefields themselves.
Constructing Architecture
Author: Andrea Deplazes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3764371900
Pages: 508
Year: 2005-07-25
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Now in its second edition: the trailblazing introduction and textbook on construction includes a new section on translucent materials and an article on the use of glass.
European Elites and Ideas of Empire, 1917-1957
Author: Dina Gusejnova
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107120624
Pages: 360
Year: 2016-06-16
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Explores European civilisation as a concept of twentieth-century political practice and the project of a transnational network of European elites. Available as Open Access.
The Eternal Dissident
Author: Leonard I. Beerman
Publisher:
ISBN: 0520969790
Pages: 249
Year: 2018
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At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. The Eternal Dissident offers rare insight into one of the most inspiring and controversial Reform rabbis of the twentieth century, Leonard Beerman, renowned both for his eloquent and challenging sermons and for his unrelenting commitment to social action. Beerman was a man of powerful word and action--a probing intellectual and stirring orator, as well as a nationally known opponent of McCarthyism, racial injustice, and Israeli policy in the occupied territories. The shared source of Beerman's thought and activism was the moral imperative of the Hebrew prophets, which he believed bestowed upon the Jewish people the role of engaging in "eternal dissident." This volume brings Beerman to life through a selection of his most powerful writings, followed by commentaries from notable scholars, rabbis, and public personalities that speak to the quality and ongoing relevance of Beerman's work.
The Dynamics of the Medieval Manuscript
Author: Karen Pratt, Bart Besamusca, Matthias Meyer, Ad Putter
Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH
ISBN: 3847107542
Pages: 399
Year: 2017-07-17
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This collection of essays examines the various dynamic processes by which texts are preserved, transmitted, and modified in medieval multi-text codices, focusing on the meanings generated by new contexts and the possible reader experiences provoked by novel configurations and material presentation. Containing essays on text collections from many different European countries and in a wide range of medieval languages, this volume sheds new light on common trends and regional differences in the history of book production and reading practices.
Man and His Symbols
Author: C. G. Jung
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0307800555
Pages: 320
Year: 2012-02-01
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Man and His Symbols owes its existence to one of Jung's own dreams. The great psychologist dreamed that his work was understood by a wide public, rather than just by psychiatrists, and therefore he agreed to write and edit this fascinating book. Here, Jung examines the full world of the unconscious, whose language he believed to be the symbols constantly revealed in dreams. Convinced that dreams offer practical advice, sent from the unconscious to the conscious self, Jung felt that self-understanding would lead to a full and productive life. Thus, the reader will gain new insights into himself from this thoughtful volume, which also illustrates symbols throughout history. Completed just before his death by Jung and his associates, it is clearly addressed to the general reader. Praise for Man and His Symbols “This book, which was the last piece of work undertaken by Jung before his death in 1961, provides a unique opportunity to assess his contribution to the life and thought of our time, for it was also his firsat attempt to present his life-work in psychology to a non-technical public. . . . What emerges with great clarity from the book is that Jung has done immense service both to psychology as a science and to our general understanding of man in society, by insisting that imaginative life must be taken seriously in its own right, as the most distinctive characteristic of human beings.”—Guardian “Straighforward to read and rich in suggestion.”—John Barkham, Saturday Review Syndicate “This book will be a resounding success for those who read it.”—Galveston News-Tribune “A magnificent achievement.”—Main Currents “Factual and revealing.”—Atlanta Times
Prehistoric Stone Circles
Author: Aubrey Burl
Publisher: Shire Publications
ISBN: 0747806098
Pages: 64
Year: 2008-03-04
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For centuries, stone circles have excited the imagination of their visitors, while archaeologists, astronomers and anthropologists have argued about the purpose of these mysterious abandoned rings. In recent years, accurate surveys of many sites have revealed that these monuments were not simply roughly arranged stone circles, but instead elegantly designed ritual centers. Modern excavations have shown that the earliest circles were erected over five thousand years ago and that sightlines were often built into them towards the sun or moon. Whether in northern Scotland, western Ireland, Wales, or southern England, a picture appears of widely dispersed communities constructing great rings for their ceremonies, frequently burying burnt human bone inside them. In Prehistoric Stone Circles, Aubrey Burl studies these rings, explores their history and reveals how we are gradually coming to an understanding of the true significance of these incredible feats of construction.