New PDF release: Game of Queens

By Sarah Gristwood

In sixteenth-century Europe, a unprecedented set of ladies created a different tradition of female energy that observed them run the continent for many years. regardless of usually being on opposing aspects of energy struggles either armed and in a different way, via relations ties and patronage they trained and supported one another in a brutal global the place the cost of failure used to be shame, exile or perhaps death.

Following the passage of strength from mom to daughter and mentor to protégé, Gristwood unearths the unorthodox practices those girls followed to prevent patriarchal regulate and assesses the impression they'd on shaping the area round them. Epic in scale, this online game of queens is a awesome spectacle of ability and ingenuity, confronting the demanding situations confronted by way of girls in strength – a lot of which nonetheless carry correct today.

The avid gamers during this video game of Queens are: Isabella of Castile, Margaret of Austria, Louise of Savoy, Anne de Beaujeu, Katherine of Aragon, Marguerite of Navarre, Anne Boleyn, Catherine de Medici, Mary Tudor, Elizabeth Tudor, Jeanne d'Albret and Mary Stuart.

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Read e-book online GERMANIA, Geohistoria da Europa Central (Portuguese Edition) PDF

By Nuno Morgado,Antonio Bessa

Ao ouvir falar em “Alemanha”, quantos não convocam imediatamente ao intelecto o Nazismo, Adolf Hitler, brutalidades e impressões afins?

Um dos objectivos específicos deste livro é exactamente desvelar que existe um universo de cultura e de tradição cristã milenar no espaço da Europa principal. Assim, o livro não se debruça sobre a história da “nação alemã”, ou de qualquer outra nação em specific, mas depois de devidamente identificadas as raízes pagãs da Germânia, ocupa-se em analisar o percurso da Cristandade enquanto unidade política corporizada no Reich.

Deste modo, aqui se apresenta um verdadeiro guide da História da Europa significant, escrito segundo o método do historiador e geopolitólogo Vicens Vives.

Nuno Morgado

“Creio que o autor fez um bom trabalho de fundo, indo às fontes e reunindo dados importantes para o conhecimento dos factos, deformados pelo repetir de mentiras históricas que acumularam poeira sobre uma autêntica saga notável que desabrocha, outra vez, nos nossos dias. O livro que agora têm na mão deve ajudar os que têm boa vontade a olhar para a árvore singular no meio da floresta nebulosa de mentiras.”

António Marques Bessa

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Download e-book for iPad: The Fall: A Comparative Study of the End of Communism in by Steven Saxonberg

By Steven Saxonberg

With a foreword through Seymour Lipset, Hoover establishment and George Mason college, USA

The Fall examines one of many 20th century's nice historic puzzles: why did the communist-led regimes in japanese Europe cave in so fast and why used to be the method of cave in so assorted from nation to nation? This significant learn explains why the impetus for switch in Poland and Hungary got here from the regimes themselves, whereas in Czechoslovakia and East Germany it was once mass events which ended in the downfall of the regimes.

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Read e-book online The Witch Hunts: A History of the Witch Persecutions in PDF

By Robert Thurston

Tens of millions of individuals have been persecuted and placed to demise as witches among 1400 and 1700 – the nice age of witch hunts. Why did the witch hunts come up, flourish and decline in this interval? What objective did the persecutions serve? Who was once accused, and what used to be the position of magic within the hunts? this crucial reassessment of witch panics and persecutions in Europeand colonial the United States either demanding situations and complements current interpretations of the phenomenon. finding its origins four hundred years prior within the growing to be belief of threats to Western Christendom, Robert Thurston outlines the improvement of a ‘persecuting society’ during which campaigns opposed to scapegoats similar to heretics, Jews, lepers and homosexuals set the scene for the later witch hunts.


He examines the production of the witch stereotype and appears at how the early trials and hunts developed, with the shift from accusatory to inquisitorial court docket strategies and reliance upon confessions resulting in the expanding use of torture.

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Prinz Eugen von Savoyen und die Türkenkriege (German - download pdf or read online

By Andreas Schmidt

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Geschichte Europa - and. Länder - Neuzeit, Absolutismus, Industrialisierung, observe: intestine, Universität Wien (Institut für Geschichte), Veranstaltung: Einführung in die wissenschaftliche Wissens- und Textproduktion , 7 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Prinz Eugen von Savoyen. Kein anderer „österreichischer“ Feldherr ist bis heute so im Bewusstsein der Österreicher verankert wie der „edle Ritter“ aus franco-italienischem Adelshaus. Seine siegreichen Schlachten gegen Osmanen und Franzosen, das Volkslied „Prinz Eugen der edle Ritter“1 ( gedichtet nach seinem Sieg 1717 bei Belgrad der das Ende dieses Türkenkrieges bedeutete2) und schließlich sein Kunstmäzenentum, welches Wien einige seiner schönsten Bauwerke verdankt, tragen heute noch den Mythos Eugens.
Diese Arbeit betrachtet jedoch nicht sein Engagement im Spanischen Erbfolgekrieg oder seine Bedeutung als Förderer der Kunst, sondern konzentriert sich ausschließlich auf seine Rolle die der Prinz in den Türkenkriegen von 1683 – 1699 und 1716 – 1718 spielte, wobei auch in diesen beiden Bereichen kein Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit erhoben wird.
Hauptaugenmerk wird hier auf den Soldaten und Feldherren Eugen im Einsatz gegen die Osmanen gelegt: Seine Teilnahme an den Gefechten in Ungarn bis zur Erhaltung des Oberbefehls 1697, sein persönliches Eingreifen in entscheidenden Schlachtsituationen und seine für damalige Verhältnisse als riskant geltende Kriegsführung, welche anhand der Schlachten von Zenta, Peterwardein und Belgrad skizziert wird, sollen hier als Gründe für seine Erfolge angeführt werden. Empfehlenswerte umfassende Werke über Prinz Eugen sind besonders die Arbeiten des K.K. Kriegsarchivs3, Alfred Arneths4 und Max Braubachs5.

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Get The Nazi Voter: The Social Foundations of Fascism in PDF

By Thomas Childers

the 1st examine in response to a wide nationwide pattern of either city and rural districts examines the Nazi constituency -- the way it used to be shaped, from which social teams, below what stipulations, and with what provides. utilizing complex statistical options to research every one nationwide election of the Weimar period, Childres bargains a brand new and hard interpretation of who voted for Hitler's NSDAP and why. He additionally offers a scientific exam of Nazi crusade strategy.

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Read e-book online With the Irish in Frongoch PDF

By W. J Brennan-Whitmore

For 8 months following the Easter emerging over 1,800 Irish rebels have been imprisoned in Frongoch, a former whiskey distillery in North Wales. It quickly turned a school of Revolution and between its amazing alumni have been Michael Collins and Richard Mulcahy. by means of December 1916 all of the Irish prisoners were repatriated and the camp used to be closed.

Frongoch had at the start held German prisoners-of-war yet grew to become even more excessive profile while the Irish rebels have been interned there. so much of them have been interned with none trial or likelihood to safeguard themselves, and plenty of who had now not been in the beginning supportive of the insurgent reason have been switched over in the course of their internment.

This modern account of lifestyles within the camp used to be an immense a part of the propaganda to win help for the nationalist reason within the lead-up to the battle of Independence.

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Hot Books in the Cold War: The CIA-Funded Secret Western - download pdf or read online

By Alfred Reisch

This examine finds the hidden tale of the key e-book distribution application to jap Europe financed via the CIA through the chilly warfare. At its peak among 1957 and 1970, the e-book application used to be one of many least recognized yet most well known equipment of penetrating the Iron Curtain, attaining millions of intellectuals and execs within the Soviet Bloc. Reisch performed thorough learn at the key personalities all in favour of the e-book software, specially the 2 key figures: S. S. Walker, who initiated the belief of a “mailing project,” and G. C. Minden, who constructed it into probably the most powerful political and mental instruments of the chilly War.

The ebook contains first-class chapters at the vagaries of censorship and interception of books via communist specialists in response to own letters and bills from recipients of Western fabric. it is going to stand as an affidavit in honor of the handful of ingenious, made up our minds, and hard-working people who helped to loose 1/2 Europe from psychological bondage and planted a few of the seeds that germinated whilst communism collapsed and the Soviet bloc disintegrated.

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Read e-book online History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages, Vol. VII, PDF

By Ferdinand Gregorovius,David S. Chambers,Annie Hamilton

THIS variation of Ferdinand Gregorovius’ background of town of Rome within the center a long time is predicated at the English translation of the fourth German version. quantity VII is in components. half 1 contains an advent to Gregorovius and his paintings through David S. Chambers of the Warburg Institute, London, and ebook 13, Chapters 1-4 of Gregorovius’ heritage. booklet 13, CHAPTERS 1-4, covers the years 1421 to 1496. It treats the Renaissance; Martin V, Eugenius IV, and the Conciliar flow; the mercenaries Fortebraccio and Sforza; Cardinal Vitelleschi and Ludovico Scarampo, tyrants of Rome; Stefano Porcaro and the Republic; Nicholas V, the Council of Basle, the Jubilee of 1450; the increase of the Borgia; Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini elected Pope Pius II; the Humanists in Rome; the Tiburziani; the campaign opposed to the Turks; the Caraffa, Riario, Rovere, and Medici; the Orsini and Colonna within the Renaissance; Sixtus IV, blameless VIII; Roderigo Borgia elected Pope Alexander VI; Lucrezia and Cesare Borgia; Italy invaded by way of Charles VIII of France.

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