By Thomas A. Fudge
By Barbara Levick
Claudius grew to become emperor after the assassination of Caligula, and used to be deified by way of his successor Nero in advert fifty four. evaluations of him have diversified tremendously over succeeding centuries, yet he has usually been caricatured as a reluctant emperor, hampered by means of a speech obstacle, who most popular analyzing to ruling.
Barbara Levick's authoritative learn reassesses the reign of Claudius, studying his political pursuits and actions in the constitutional, political, social and financial improvement of Rome. Out of Levick's serious scrutiny of the literary, archaeological and epigraphic assets emerges a distinct Claudius - an clever flesh presser, ruthlessly decided to safe his place as ruler.
Now up-to-date to take account of contemporary scholarship, Claudius remains crucial analyzing for college kids and historians of the early Roman Empire.
By R.B. McDowell
By Jürgen Overhoff
heraus gegründeten neuen Staaten des Jahrhunderts der Aufklärung. Und manch ein
Preuße hat auf der amerikanischen Seite für die Unabhängigkeit gekämpft. Aus dem
fernen Europa hat jedoch auch der preußische König interessiert über den großen
Teich geschaut, wobei die historische Forschung diese Neugier bisher weitgehend
Der Vergleich zwischen Friedrich und sinem kritischen Bewunderer
Washington wirft nicht zuletzt ein scharfes Licht auf die Defizite des
fritzischen Staatsverständnisses als aufgeklärter Monarch.
By J Lee Thompson
By James Carleton-Paget,Michael J. Thate,Steven J. Kraftchick,R. Barry Matlock,Robert Morgan,Christophe Chalamet,Harald Schützeichel,Predrag Cicovacki,Claus Günzler,Ulrich H. J. Körtner,Xutong Qu,Thomas Suermann,Anthony J. Steinhoff,Werner Zager,Nils Ole Oer
By Jo Carney
Covering the interval comprising the Renaissance and Reformation, this quantity introduces a different set of interdisciplinary biographical dictionaries offering simple info at the those that have contributed considerably to the tradition of Western civilization. in contrast to basic dictionaries which specialise in political and army figures, this ebook covers such figures because the non secular leaders who contributed to the Reformation, scientists who lead the way for a brand new view of the universe, and Renaissance painters, sculptors, and designers, in addition to writers, musicians, and students. whereas the nice personalities are included―Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Galileo―the quantity covers lesser recognized figures as well―the Muslim student Leo Africanus, the Flemish geographer-astronomer Gemma Frisius, the English shuttle author Thomas Coryate. even if the various topics additionally had political effect, the entries are written to focus on their person cultural achievement.
An intriguing, tumultuous, and chaotic age, the years from 1500 to 1620 observed expanding discontent with Catholicism and the start of Protestantism with Luther's ninety five theses, nice strides within the improvement of the printing press and a ensuing elevate in literacy, the humanist circulation with its emphasis at the arts of antiquity, a proliferation of literature and paintings encouraged by way of yet relocating past classical varieties, and clash among the triumph of Renaissance tradition and the theologians of the Protestant Reformation. The ensuing cultural creation used to be miraculous. This quantity covers those that contributed to the fields of paintings and structure, track, philosophy, faith, political and social concept, technological know-how, arithmetic, literature, historical past, and schooling. With over 350 entries written by way of seventy two students, the booklet offers an exceptional uncomplicated source on an exhilarating age.
By Donald M. McKale
The writer indicates how instantly after the war's result in 1945, Hitler's minions, no matter if the few put on trial or the numerous residing in freedom, carried on what amounted to an enormous postwar ideological crusade opposed to Jews. to ensure, the perpetrators did not problem the truth that the Holocaust occurred. yet within the face of exhaustive facts displaying their culpability, approximately all declared they'd performed not anything improper, they'd no longer recognized in regards to the Jewish persecution till the war's finish, they usually had very little accountability or guilt for what had occurred. In making those and different claims denying their involvement within the Holocaust, they defended the Nazi atrocities and anti-Semitism. approximately each fabrication of those conflict criminals came upon its manner into the mythology of postwar Holocaust deniers, who've used them, in a single shape or one other, to buttress the deniers' largest lie—that the Holocaust didn't take place. The perpetrators, for this reason, helped enhance Holocaust denial with no need denied the Holocaust happened.
Written in a compelling narrative sort,Nazis after Hitler is the 1st to supply an outline of the lives of Nazis who survived the battle, nearly all of whom escaped justice. McKale offers a different and obtainable synthesis of the huge examine at the Holocaust and Nazi conflict criminals that might be beneficial for all readers attracted to international struggle II.
By Douglas Dales
By Frank Lorenz Müller