Hortense (Dutch Edition) by Thera Coppens

By Thera Coppens

Het leven van Hortense de Beauharnais (1783-1837) was once een aaneenschakeling van riskante avonturen. Als variety moest ze met haar moeder van het paradijselijke eiland Martinique naar Frankrijk vluchten, waar juist de Revolutie used to be uitgebroken. Haar vader verloor het hoofd onder de guillotine, haar moeder ontsnapte uit de gevangenis en Hortense zwierf met haar broertje Eugène in doodsangst door de straten van Parijs. Napoleon Bonaparte maakte een einde aan de terreur en door zijn huwelijk met haar moeder, Joséphine de Beauharnais, brak er een ander leven voor Hortense aan. Ze trouwde met de broer van de keizer: Louis Napoleon. Het huwelijk van de levenslustige, artistiek begaafde Hortense met deze zwartgallige, manke en ziekelijke guy bleek rampzalig. In 1806 werd Louis verheven tot koning van Holland en nam Hortense haar intrek in Huis ten Bosch. Vier jaar later keerde ze terug naar Frankrijk, waar de rol van Napoleon al snel used to be uitgespeeld. Samen met de andere Bonapartes werd ze op straffe des doods uit Frankrijk verbannen. Ze kocht een kasteel aan de oever van de lieflijke Bodensee, waar ze kunstenaars als Alexandre Dumas, Lord Byron, Franz Liszt en Chateaubriand om zich heen verzamelde, en haar hart uitstortte in haar omvangrijke memoires.

Thera Coppens heeft in Hortense een aangrijpend portret geschetst van deze fascinerende vrouw en op meeslepende wijze de Franse en Hollandse historie ineengevlochten.

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Frate Francesco. Le fonti (Italian Edition) by Alessandro Ciamei,Mario Bertin

By Alessandro Ciamei,Mario Bertin

Restituire alla storia di Francesco d’Assisi los angeles sua assoluta attualità, liberarla dalle preoccupazioni dell’apologetica e dalle letture troppo accomodanti, tornare alla viva voce del Santo e di coloro che ne condivisero e ne raccontarono gli atti. Questo libro si offre come guida alla conoscenza di san Francesco, con un’attenzione particolare verso i lettori giovani e tutti coloro che intendono accostarsi alla sua figura andando oltre gli stereotipi che ne hanno stravolto o addomesticato il pensiero. I curatori propongono una selezione ragionata dei testi indicati tradizionalmente col nome di Fonti, che costituiscono los angeles storiografia francescana delle origini. Nella prima parte del quantity, accanto agli scritti di Francesco e alle testimonianze di Giacomo da Vitry, viene presentata integralmente l. a. Leggenda dei Tre Compagni, considerata los angeles più importante delle biografie «non ufficiali». Nella seconda parte, le parole di Francesco, dei suoi fratelli e dei primi testimoni della sua vita sono invece organizzate consistent with temi: fraternità, libertà, corpo, amicizia, velocity, povertà. Così articolate, l. a. vita e l’opera di questo «pellegrino e forestiero» del suo pace giungono a noi intatte, rivelandocelo come il più sorprendente dei nostri contemporanei.

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Histories and Fallacies: Problems Faced in the Writing of by Carl R. Trueman

By Carl R. Trueman

Recent years have led to a quandary of self belief within the ancient occupation, prime expanding numbers of readers to invite the query: “How am i able to recognize that the tales advised by means of a historian are reliable?”

Histories and Fallacies is a primer for these looking counsel via conceptual and methodological difficulties within the self-discipline of background. Historian Carl Trueman offers a chain of vintage old difficulties to be able to learn what historical past is, what it ability, and the way it may be advised and understood. each one bankruptcy in Histories and Fallacies gives an account of a selected challenge, examines a vintage instance of that challenge, after which indicates an answer or method that may endure fruit.

Readers who come to appreciate the query of objectivity via an exam of Holocaust denial or interpretive frameworks via Marxism won't simply be studying thought yet will already be working towards fruitful ways to history. Histories and Fallacies guides either readers and writers of historical past clear of lifeless ends and methodological error, and right into a clean self belief within the effective nature of the old task.

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Late Ancient Knowing: Explorations in Intellectual History by Catherine M. Chin,Moulie Vidas

By Catherine M. Chin,Moulie Vidas

during this selection of essays, students from various disciplines discover the job of understanding in past due antiquity via targeting 13 significant suggestions from the highbrow, social, political, and cultural heritage of the interval. They ask questions about each one of those strategies: what did overdue historical humans learn about them, and the way was once that wisdom expressed in people’s actions? past due historic Knowing integrates highbrow historical past, post-structuralist literary concept, and up to date tendencies in cognitive technology to check the ways in which old thought-worlds either formed person lives and have been in flip formed through the activities of people. each one bankruptcy treats its major notion as an issue either one of wisdom and of perform or habit. the result's a richly imagined description of the way humans of this time understood and navigated their international, from shuttle during the nation-state and encounters with demons to philosophical drugs and the etiquette of imperial courts.

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A Companion to the Reformation World (Blackwell Companions by R. Po-chia Hsia

By R. Po-chia Hsia

This quantity brings jointly 29 new essays by means of major foreign students, to supply an inclusive evaluation of contemporary paintings in Reformation history.

  • Presents Catholic Renewal as a continuum of the Protestant Reformation.
  • Examines Reformation in japanese and Western Europe, Asia and the Americas.
  • Takes a huge, inclusive strategy – protecting either conventional themes and state-of-the-art components of debate.

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Writing the Lives of People and Things, AD 500–1700: A by Robert F.W. Smith,Gemma L. Watson

By Robert F.W. Smith,Gemma L. Watson

old biography has a combined acceptance: at its top it may well demonstrate a lot not just approximately anyone, however the wider context in their lifestyles and society; at worst it might bring about a narrowly targeted paintings of hagiography or condemnation. but even with its occasionally inferior prestige among lecturers, biography has remained a well-liked style, and in recent times has built into new and interesting components. because the essays during this quantity display, students from an array of other disciplines have embraced what biography can provide them, increasing the remit of biography from humans to objects, tracing the 'life' in their selected item from construction to exploit to disposal to rediscovery. The expanding difficulty with the physicality of manuscripts and books has additionally intended an expertise of and curiosity within the 'lives' of those different types of fabric tradition. Historians have additionally turn into more and more attracted to teams of people leading to prosopographical reviews. A publication at the range of biography is hence very well timed, exploring the multi-disciplinary software of ancient biography within the interval 500-1700. It offers fourteen case stories supplying new ways to ancient biography, written through early-career researchers from backgrounds in archaeology, English, artwork, architectural historical past and heritage, demonstrating varied methods and methods. total, the gathering is a robust and united assertion via a bunch of early-career researchers who insist at the power of biography as a vital problem of historians around the disciplines of the arts. individuals think that the 'life' is a primary medium of analysis for the medieval and early sleek sessions, and hence . bolsters the circulation again in the direction of biography as a first-rate software of medieval and early sleek students, in addition to a device for destiny examine for arts students attracted to biography.

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Muslims, Mongols and Crusaders: Key Papers from SOAS by Dr Gerald Hawting

By Dr Gerald Hawting

The interval from approximately 1100 to 1350 within the center East used to be marked by means of endured interplay among the neighborhood Muslim rulers and teams of non-Muslim invaders: the Frankish crusaders from Western Europe and the Mongols from northeastern Asia. In deflecting the possibility these invaders offered, a huge position was once performed via the Mamluk kingdom which arose in Egypt and Syria in 1250. The Bulletin of the college of Oriental and African Studies has, from 1917 onwards, released numerous articles bearing on the heritage of this era via top historians of the area, and this quantity reprints the most vital and engaging of them for the ease of scholars and scholars.

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Henry Stubbe and the Beginnings of Islam: The Originall & by Nabil Matar

By Nabil Matar

Henry Stubbe (1632--1676) used to be a progressive English student who understood Islam as a monotheistic revelation in continuity with Judaism and Christianity. His significant paintings, An Account of the increase and development of Mahometanism, used to be the 1st English textual content to certainly rfile the Prophet Muhammad's existence, have a good time the Qur'an as a divine revelation, and compliment the Muslim toleration of Christians, undermining a protracted legacy of eu prejudice and hostility.

Nabil Matar, a number one pupil of Islamic-Western kinfolk, standardizes Stubbe's textual content and situates it inside of England's theological weather. He exhibits how, to attract a good portrait of Muhammad, Stubbe embraced travelogues, early church histories, Arabic chronicles, Latin commentaries, and reports on Jewish customs and scriptures, produced within the language of Islam and within the midstof the Islamic polity.

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Narrating the Past through Theatre: Four Crucial Texts by M. Bennett

By M. Bennett

This state-of-the-art Palgrave Pivot title explores how narrating the previous via theatre either conflicts and creates an enticing courting with drama's "continuing current" that arcs in the direction of an unpredictable destiny. interpreting 3 influential ancient diversifications that span the time-frame of contemporary drama (from the 'first' sleek play to the cusp of WWII)—Georg Büchner's Danton's Death, Oscar Wilde's Salome, and Bertolt Brecht's Life of Galileo—this booklet delves into glossy drama's experience and belief of time and its influence upon either the current and the long run. Theatre either brings the earlier alive and in addition fixes it, yet throughout the functionality approach (i.e., during the offerings the director and actors make), permitting the previous to be molded for destiny (not-yet-existent) audiences. Translated to the level, the demanding of the prior (in a old adaptation), then, is "always" (in either the current and the future): either in its quandary to a strict time and position and in its timelessness.

Palgrave Pivot publishes peer-reviewed study at lengths among the magazine article and monograph. releasing scholarship from the straightjacket of conventional codecs, Palgrave Pivot permits works to be released within the structure and size most suitable to the paintings itself, inside of 12 weeks of manuscript acceptance.

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The History of Work by R. Donkin

By R. Donkin

This sweeping survey of the heritage of labor, from hunter-gatherers to dotcom telecommuters, deftly compresses hundreds of thousands of years of human evolution into an incisive quantity it's a e-book approximately paintings, concerning the association and administration of labor, however it is usually a booklet approximately people.

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