The Flight and Fall of the Eagle

Author: John R. Sommerfeldt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0761868399

Category: History

Page: 210

View: 9858

The intellectual, cultural, and political renaissance that characterized the Europe of Charlemagne was threatened severely by invasions from all sides. Only Germany avoided the consequent phenomenon of feudalism. This was due to a series of rulers who provided protection to the people, reform to the Church, and patronage of cultural revival. From the thirteenth century, this cultural and political unity began to fragment, and by 1648 what had been a successful revival of the Roman Empire had been destroyed. In addition to tracing the political, cultural and religious history of medieval Germany, this volume examines the thought of outstanding German men and women, and includes an extensive account of the changing status of German Jews.

Origin & Ancestors Families Karle & Kaiser of the German-Russian Volga Colonies

Author: Darrel Philip Kaiser


ISBN: 1411698940

Category: History

Page: 586

View: 7026

"Join me in this book as I stumble my way across das Mutterland to learn all I can about my maternal and paternal surnames, Karle & Kaiser, and my other forty-five ancestral surnames (Adolf, Andreas, Arp, Arnst, Becker, Bopp, Burbach, Dagenheim, Foht, Freund, Geringer, Grun, Hart, Heiland, Hermann, Hess, Heylmann, Hieronymus, Horn, Ikstadt, Kohler, Kramer, Lieders, Maurer, Michel, Neumann, Nicolausen, Nillmayer, Popp, Roth, Rudolph, Schaeffer, Scherer, Schiller, Schmiedt, Schneider, Schutz, Simon, Steitz, Trieber, Trippel, Vogt, Werner, Will, Zeichmann). Read how the Black Death, and the 30 Years and 7 Years Wars plagued them. Learn of the Catherine the Great "Scam" and its effect on the Volga Germans. Share their fear as the Russians close in. Travel with them to their new homeland in the Americas." Traces the origins of Karle & Kaiser from about 50,000BC. Covers DNA tracking, pre-German history, religion, the Volga life and villages, and escape to the Americas. Over 560 pages,200 pictures,80 maps.

Our Bible Chronology

Author: Richard Cunningham Shimeall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bible

Page: 242

View: 5484


Author: Norman Davies,Roger Moorhouse

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144811408X

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 2147

The story of Central Europe is anything but simple. As the region located between East and West, it has always been endowed with a rich variety of migrants, and has repeatedly been the scene of nomadic invasions, mixed settlements and military conquests. In order to present a portrait of Central Europe, Norman Davies and Roger Moorhouse have made a case study of one of its most colourful cities, the former German Breslau, which became the Polish Wroclaw after the Second World War. The traditional capital of the province of Silesia rose to prominence a thousand years ago as a trading centre and bishopric in Piast Poland. It became the second city of the kingdom of Bohemia, a major municipality of the Habsburg lands, and then a Residenzstadt of the kingdom of Prussia. The third largest city of nineteenth-century Germany, its population reached one million before the bitter siege by the Soviet Army in 1945 wrought almost total destruction. Since then Wroclaw has risen from the ruins of war and is once again a thriving regional centre. The history of Silesia's main city is more than a fascinating tale in its own right. It embodies all the experiences which have made Central Europe what it is - a rich mixture of nationalities and cultures; the scene of German settlement and of the reflux of the Slavs; a Jewish presence of exceptional distinction; a turbulent succession of imperial rulers; and the shattering exposure to both Nazis and Stalinists. In short, it is a Central European microcosm.

Rules and Rituals in Medieval Power Games

Author: Gerd Althoff

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004415319

Category: History

Page: 294

View: 2633

In Rules and Rituals in Medieval Power Games Gerd Althoff highlights the great impact of unwritten rules (Spielregeln) and rituals in establishing order in prestate societies. He underpins this view with new examples and insights taken from the German perspective and thus offers a model suitable for comparison with other societies.

Understanding the Middle Ages

Author: Harald Kleinschmidt

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9780851159492

Category: History

Page: 426

View: 5164

This radical study traces the transformation of ideas in western Europe during more than one thousand years between the fifth and sixteenth centuries.

Royal Childhood and Child Kingship

Author: Emily Joan Ward

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108838375

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 3400

The first comparative study of royal childhood and child kingship, revealing the fundamental role they played in medieval rulership.

Early Medieval Europe 300–1050

Author: David Rollason

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351173022

Category: History

Page: 402

View: 374

Early Medieval Europe 300–1050: A Guide for Studying and Teaching empowers students by providing them with the conceptual and methodological tools to investigate the period. Throughout the book, major research questions and historiographical debates are identified and guidance is given on how to engage with and evaluate key documentary sources as well as artistic and archaeological evidence. The book’s aim is to engender confidence in creative and independent historical thought. This second edition has been fully revised and expanded and now includes coverage of both Islamic and Byzantine history, surveying and critically examining the often radically different scholarly interpretations relating to them. Also new to this edition is an extensively updated and closely integrated companion website, which has been carefully designed to provide practical guidance to teachers and students, offering a wealth of reference materials and aids to mastering the period, and lighting the way for further exploration of written and non-written sources.? Accessibly written and containing over 70 carefully selected maps and images, Early Medieval Europe 300–1050 is an essential resource for students studying this period for the first time, as well as an invaluable aid to university teachers devising and delivering courses and modules on the period.