A Mighty Fortress

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Zusatztext "A masterly synthesis. (It) fizzes with bold hypotheses and subtle allusions. A heroic feat of scholarship." Informationen zum Autor Steven Ozment is McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History at Harvard University and the author of The Bürgermeister's Daughter; Flesh and Spirit; Ancestors; Protestants; and The Age of Reform, a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Schaff History Prize. He lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Klappentext The word "German" was being used by the Romans as early as the mid-first century B.C. to describe tribes in the eastern Rhine valley. Nearly two thousand years later, the richness and complexity of German history have faded beneath the long shadow of the country's darkest hour in World War II. Now, award-winning historian Steven Ozment, whom The New Yorker has hailed as "a splendidly readable scholar," gives us the fullest portrait possible in this sweeping, original, and provocative history of the German people, from antiquity to the present, holding a mirror up to an entire civilization -- one that has been alternately Western Europe's most successful and most perilous. Zusammenfassung The word "German" was being used by the Romans as early as the midfirst century B.C. to describe tribes in the eastern Rhine valley. Nearly two thousand years later! the richness and complexity of German history have faded beneath the long shadow of the country's darkest hour in World War II. Now! award-winning historian Steven Ozment! whom The New Yorker has hailed as "a splendidly readable scholar!" gives us the fullest portrait possible in this sweeping! original! and provocative history of the German people! from antiquity to the present! holding a mirror up to an entire civilization -- one that has been alternately Western Europe's most successful and most perilous.

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Steven Ozment is McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History at Harvard University and the author of The Bürgermeister's Daughter; Flesh and Spirit; Ancestors; Protestants; and The Age of Reform, a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Schaff History Prize. He lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts.



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The word "German" was being used by the Romans as early as the mid-first century B.C. to describe tribes in the eastern Rhine valley. Nearly two thousand years later, the richness and complexity of German history have faded beneath the long shadow of the country's darkest hour in World War II. Now, award-winning historian Steven Ozment, whom The New Yorker has hailed as "a splendidly readable scholar," gives us the fullest portrait possible in this sweeping, original, and provocative history of the German people, from antiquity to the present, holding a mirror up to an entire civilization -- one that has been alternately Western Europe's most successful and most perilous.



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The word "German" was being used by the Romans as early as the mid–first century B.C. to describe tribes in the eastern Rhine valley. Nearly two thousand years later, the richness and complexity of German history have faded beneath the long shadow of the country's darkest hour in World War II. Now, award-winning historian Steven Ozment, whom The New Yorker has hailed as "a splendidly readable scholar," gives us the fullest portrait possible in this sweeping, original, and provocative history of the German people, from antiquity to the present, holding a mirror up to an entire civilization -- one that has been alternately Western Europe's most successful and most perilous.

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Titel
A Mighty Fortress
Untertitel
A New History of the German People
Autor
EAN
9780060934835
ISBN
978-0-06-093483-5
Format
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Herausgeber
Harper Collins (US)
Genre
Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten
432
Jahr
2005
Untertitel
Englisch
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