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Bruderschaften sind Teil der genossenschaftlichen Strukturendes Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit und prägen vor allemdas Leben in den Städten in vielfältiger Weise. Analysiert mandas Bruderschaftswesen einer Stadt, gewinnt man nicht nurEinblicke in den religiösen Bereich st...
A Descriptive Survey
Francis Turner Palgrave (1824-1897) is best known for hisGolden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in theEnglish Language. It was an immediate bestseller at itsappearance in 1861, has been expanded and reprinted to thepresent day, and is considered to be the most imp...
Der um 700 v. Chr. aus dem Orient übernommene Gefäßtyp der Phiale spielte in der griechischen Kultur eine bedeutende Rolle. Ausgehend von einem Fundkomplex schwarzbunter Omphalosschalen von der Athener Akropolis untersucht die vorliegende Arbeit Funktion und Bedeutung dieses G...
Der Übergang vom Deutschen Kaiserreich zur Weimarer Republik gehört zu den am besten erforschten Abschnitten der neueren deutschen Geschichte. Die süddeutsche Perspektive bietet hier keineswegs nur eine regionale Sichtweise. Vielmehr spiegeln sich in Baden die &...
Die Technikessays erschließen Bildquellen für die kontextualisierende, sozialkonstruktivistische Kulturgeschichte der Technik, die bislang noch wenig oder gar nicht Gegenstand historischer Betrachtung waren: u. a. Graphiken von Carl G. Evers aus den 1950er Jahren, a...
Conflict, Revolution, and Change
Since the end of the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, conflict in the Middle East has been increasingly wrought with internal struggles, driven by ethnic, inter-communal, and religious differences. Islamic radicalism has grown as an internal threat, and foreign intervention is now ...
Who are the mestizo people? What was Ecuador's role in helping the Allied cause in World War II? What were the effects of the "encomienda" labor system? What do cacao (cocoa), bananas, and oil have in common? And after nearly 60 years of conflict and war, are relations between...
Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life
by David Matz
This book collects documents culled from the writings of ancient Greek and Roman authors to provide a glimpse of what life was like in ancient times, and to illustrate the relevance of these long-ago civilizations to modern life.
Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life During the Age of the Shoguns
Kabuki theatre. Sushi. Sumo wrestling. Woodblock prints. The tea ceremony. So much that we think of as quintessentially Japanese emerged during the time of the Tokugawa shoguns—the two-and-a-half century period that was the foundation of modern Japan. Now, that time is brought...
The Dark Side of European Culture, 1400–1700
The dark side of early modern European culture could be deemed equal in historical significance to Christianity based on the hundreds of books that were printed about the topic between 1400 and 1700. Famous writers and artists like William Shakespeare and Albrecht Dürer depict...
Over the past decade, research in Spanish, French, and Dutch archives, as well as in traditional English repositories, has resulted in a clearer picture of the activities and lives of the pirates who roamed the seas during the "Golden Age of Piracy" from 1650–1720. That is the...
A New History of the Second World War in Europe
This book offers a unique perspective for understanding how and why the Second World War in Europe ended as it did—and why Germany, in attacking the Soviet Union, came far closer to winning the war than is often perceived.
This encyclopedia provides 300 interdisciplinary, cross-referenced entries that document the effect of the plague on Western society across the four centuries of the second plague pandemic, balancing medical history and technical matters with historical, cultural, social, and ...