Category: General European Biographies

Download Henry I (The English Monarchs Series) by C. Warren Hollister,Amanda Clark Frost PDF

By C. Warren Hollister,Amanda Clark Frost

Henry I, son of William the Conqueror, governed from 1100 to 1135, a time of primary switch within the Anglo-Norman global. This long-awaited biography, written through essentially the most uncommon medievalists of his iteration, deals a huge reassessment of Henry’s personality and reign. not easy the darkish and dated portrait of the king as brutal, grasping, and repressive, it argues as an alternative that Henry’s rule was once in keeping with cause and order.

C. Warren Hollister issues out that Henry laid the rules for judicial and fiscal associations frequently attributed to his grandson, Henry II. Royal executive used to be centralized and systematized, resulting in enterprise, solid, and peaceable rule for his matters in either England and Normandy. through mid-reign Henry i used to be the main strong king in Western Europe, and with astute international relations, an intelligence community, and strategic marriages of his young children (legitimate and illegitimate), he used to be capable of undermine many of the coalitions fixed opposed to him. Henry strove all through his reign to solidify the Anglo-Norman dynasty, and his marriage associated the Normans to the outdated English line.

Hollister vividly describes Henry’s existence and reign, locations them opposed to the political historical past of the time, and offers analytical reports of the king and his magnates, the royal management, and kin among king and church. The ensuing quantity is person who could be welcomed by way of scholars and normal readers alike.

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Download A Right Royal Scandal: Two Marriages That Changed History by Joanne Major,Sarah Murden PDF

By Joanne Major,Sarah Murden

virtually books in a single, A correct Royal Scandal recounts the interesting background of the abnormal love suits reduced in size via successive generations of the Cavendish-Bentinck relatives, ancestors of the British Royal family members. the 1st a part of this interesting ebook appears on the scandal that erupted in Regency London, simply months after the conflict of Waterloo, while the widowed Lord Charles Bentinck eloped with the Duke of Wellington's married niece. A messy divorce and a rapid marriage undefined, complex via an unseemly tug-of-war over Lord Charles' youngster daughter from his first union. Over twenty years later and whereas at Oxford collage, Lord Charles' eldest son, identified to his relatives as Charley, fell in love with a gorgeous Romany woman, and secretly married her. He saved this union hidden from his family members, particularly his uncle, William Henry Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, 4th Duke of Portland, upon whose patronage he relied. whilst his alliance used to be stumbled on, Charley was once forged adrift through his family members, with devastating consequences.

A love tale in addition to a brilliantly researched ancient biography, this can be a continuation of Joanne and Sarah's first biography, An notorious Mistress, concerning the eighteenth-century courtesan Grace Dalrymple Elliott, whose daughter used to be the 1st spouse of Lord Charles Bentinick. The booklet ends via displaying how, if no longer for a tender gypsy and her tragic lifestyles, the British monarchy may glance very varied today.

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Download Friedrich Gentz: Die Erfindung der Realpolitik (German by Harro Zimmermann PDF

By Harro Zimmermann

Harro Zimmermann begibt sich auf die Spur einer schillernden Persönlichkeit des 19. Jahrhunderts. Er stellt Gentz in allen seinen Facetten vor: den staatsphilosophischen Theoretiker des moderaten Konservatismus, den antifranzösischen Publizisten, den Glücksspieler und Verführer von Theaterschönheiten, den altersmild gewordenen Sekretär Metternichs. Die lange überfällige neue Biographie einer zentralen Gestalt im Zeitalter des Wiener Kongresses! Mit großer Sachkunde lässt der Autor die Epoche der Französischen Revolution und des Wiener Kongresses lebendig werden, wenn er seinen Helden an dessen Wirkungsstätten begleitet, die heißen Debatten für und wider Revolution und Napoleon erneut aufleben lässt oder nachspürt, mit wessen Hilfe Gentz seine immensen Spielschulden in letzter Minute begleichen konnte.

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Download L'amiral Horthy (HORS COLLECTION) (French Edition) by Catherine HOREL PDF

By Catherine HOREL

La première biographie française de celui qui fut régent de Hongrie de 1920 à 1944, et à ce titre un album-clé de los angeles politique européenne.

La première biographie française de celui qui fut régent de Hongrie de 1920 à 1944, et à ce titre un album-clé de l. a. politique européenne.

los angeles vie de l'amiral Horthy (1868-1957) se confond avec l'histoire de l. a. Hongrie durant l'entre-deux-guerres. remark un homme au parcours banal d'officier de marine de l'empire austro-hongrois a-t-il pu marquer à ce element l'histoire de son can pay et celle de l'Europe ? Aide de camp de François-Joseph entre 1909 et 1914, Horthy a ensuite donné l'image d'un homme de l'ancien régime, ce qu'il était incontestablement. Son " règne " a été qualifié de dictature fasciste par l'historiographie communiste après 1945, et il jouit depuis l. a. transition démocratique en Hongrie d'une revalorisation parfois tombée dans l'hagiographie. Le retour de ses cendres en 1993 a été l'occasion d'un réenterrement semi-officiel.

Le régime Horthy entre 1920 et 1944 était certes autoritaire, rétrograde sans doute pour bien des points, mais très éloigné des fascismes italien et allemand. Les circonstances qui entraînent los angeles prise de pouvoir en 1919 sont ici remises en point of view en réévaluant notamment le rôle joué par les Alliés. Une partie importante de l'ouvrage est consacrée à ce qui fait l. a. spécificité de ce régime sur le plan politique. Horthy n'était pas un idéologue et encore moins un chef charismatique. Imaginait-il de revenir à los angeles royauté en se faisant couronner ou bien en transmettant le pouvoir à son fils ? Calviniste, Horthy a mis l'accent sur les valeurs chrétiennes traditionnelles et paradoxalement plutôt catholiques. Il n'a pas instauré de culte de l. a. personnalité mais son photo était omniprésente. Les années qui mènent à los angeles Seconde Guerre mondiale, dans laquelle l. a. Hongrie ne s'engage qu'en 1941, sont dominées par son hostilité à l'URSS et par los angeles query juive : là encore il faut revenir sur le rôle ambigü joué par Horthy dans ce processus. Il autorise l'adoption d'une législation antijuive mais s'oppose aux déportations qui ne commencent qu'après l'entrée des Allemands dans le can pay en mars 1944, et refuse que soient déportés les juifs de Budapest. Ceci – entre autres raisons – le sauve du tribunal de Nuremberg. Dernière query : remark Horthy opère sa chute au Portugal où il meurt en février 1957 ?

Il n'existe à ce jour aucune biographie en français de Miklós Horthy, et les rares ouvrages étrangers sont très médiocres. Le présent ouvrage comble donc un vide historiographique considérable. los angeles determine de Horthy est de surcroît l'objet d'un débat incessant dans son can pay d'origine, qui dépasse largement le cadre académique.

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Download Barnaby Rich: A Short Biography by Thomas Mabry Cranfill,Dorothy Hart Bruce PDF

By Thomas Mabry Cranfill,Dorothy Hart Bruce

Soldier, sea captain, freebooter, courtier, author, reformer, and informer, Barnaby wealthy used to be a guy of his time. within the provider of Queen Elizabeth, wealthy took half in different campaigns fraught with worry and catastrophe in France, the Low nations, and eire. After 20 years of soldiering, he wrote Riche His Farewell to Militarie Profession, which attracted the eye of the Queen herself, in addition to William Shakespeare and plenty of of the lesser between his contemporaries.

"I have most well-liked to be wealthy instead of to be referred to as so," punned the Captain ruefully on his identify pages, for he was once often in wish and as usually in difficulty. The resource of either misfortunes was once his disdain for dodging a struggle, and lots more and plenty that's recognized of his existence comes from unpublished documents of felony activities within which he was once concerned. wealthy directed his satire essentially opposed to the sinecures of the Anglican clergy in eire and opposed to the papacy. "Sworne guy" of either Elizabeth and James, he protested close to the tip of his lifestyles that his attacks with pike and pen have been however the promptings of a "true harted subjecte."

Born in an age brilliant with stars, wealthy needs to be thought of a "minor" Elizabethan. Therein lies the newness of this research: it treats the not-so-great, utilizing unpublished court docket files to complement our wisdom of serious Britain's grandest period. however the tale of the guy isn't misplaced within the historical past of the interval. With freshness and beauty the current quantity disinters Barnaby wealthy from the footnote crediting him as Shakespeare's resource for the plot of 12th evening and fleshes him forth a reside Elizabethan.

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Download Karl Polanyi: A Life on the Left by Gareth Dale PDF

By Gareth Dale

Karl Polanyi (1886–1964) was once one of many 20th century’s most unusual interpreters of the industry economic system. His penetrating research of globalization’s disruptions and the nice Depression’s underlying factors nonetheless serves as an efficient counterargument to unfastened industry fundamentalism. during this first complete biography of the intellectual’s lifestyles and paintings, we learn the way own and old occasions established Polanyi’s clear-eyed analyses and intricate convictions. He begun his occupation as a bourgeois radical yet transitioned right into a Christian socialist with ambivalent perspectives on social democracy, communism, the hot Deal, and the highbrow provocations of postwar America.

The narrative starts with Polanyi’s early life within the Habsburg Empire and his involvement with the good conflict and Hungary’s postwar revolution. It connects Polanyi’s idealistic radicalism to the political promise and highbrow ferment of purple Vienna and the horror of fascism. The e-book revisits Polanyi’s oeuvre in English, German, and Hungarian, contains exhaustive examine in 5 information, and lines interviews with Polanyi’s daughter, scholars, and co-workers, clarifying the contradictory elements of the thinker’s paintings. those own bills additionally make clear Polanyi’s community of students, Christians, atheists, newshounds, cold and hot warriors, and socialists of all stripes. delivering a different portal into an epoch’s ruptures, tensions, and upheavals, this biography displays and condenses outstanding instances during the lifetime of one in every of its so much engaged witnesses.

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Download Luise Dorothea von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg: Ernestinerin und by Günter Berger,Bärbel Raschke PDF

By Günter Berger,Bärbel Raschke

Eine „große erhabene Sünderin", die „aufgeklärteste Prinzessin des Jahrhunderts", „Minerva Gothas" – diese kritischen und lobenden Beinamen wurden Luise Dorothea von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg (1710–67) von einflussreichen Männern ihrer Zeit verliehen.
Und gewiss werfen sie Schlaglichter auf wichtige Facetten ihres Lebens. Vor allem aber warfare die Herzogin an der Seite ihres Gemahls Friedrich III. eine mitregierende Fürstin: Geschickt nutzte sie ihr dicht gewebtes Korrespondentennetz und das gesellige Leben auf Schloss Friedenstein, um das ernestinische Fürstentum während der drei Kaiserwahlen, der europäischen und der Kolonialkriege als Macht im Hintergrund zu positionieren. Sie stand mit dem Preußenkönig Friedrich II. ebenso in Kontakt wie mit den Aufklärern Voltaire, Diderot und Rousseau. Gleichzeitig verstand sie es, ihrer Residenz als Hort der Wissenschaften und Künste repräsentativen Glanz zu verleihen.

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Download Compassionate Stranger: Asenath Nicholson and the Great by Maureen O'Rourke Murphy PDF

By Maureen O'Rourke Murphy

The first biography of Asenath Nicholson, Compassionate Stranger
recovers the principally forgotten historical past of a unprecedented girl. informed as a faculty instructor, Nicholson was once fascinated with the abolitionist, temperance, and vitamin reforms of the day ahead of she left long island in 1844 "to individually examine the of the Irish poor." She walked on my own all through approximately each county in eire and stated on stipulations in rural eire at the eve of the nice Irish Famine. She released
Ireland’s Welcome to the Stranger, an account of her travels in 1847. She lower back to eire in December 1846 to do what she may possibly to alleviate famine suffering—first in Dublin after which within the iciness of 1847–48 within the west of eire the place the anguish used to be maximum. Nicholson’s certain, certain diaries and correspondence demonstrate haunting insights into the desperation of sufferers of the Famine and the negligence and greed of these who extra to the affliction. Her account of the good Irish Famine, Annals
of the Famine in eire in 1847, 1848 and 1849, is either a checklist of her paintings and an indictment of authentic guidelines towards the bad: land, employment, famine aid. as well as telling Nicholson’s tale, from her adolescence in Vermont and upstate long island to her better-known paintings in eire, Murphy places Nicholson’s personal writings and different old files in dialog. This not just contextualizes Nicholson’s existence and paintings, however it additionally supplementations the impersonal authentic files with Nicholson’s extra compassionate and impassioned bills of the Irish poor.

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Download A Good Idea of Hell: Letters from a Chasseur à Pied: Letters by Joshua K. Brown,Leonard V. Smith PDF

By Joshua K. Brown,Leonard V. Smith

Echoing from the mountainous Vosges entrance of global battle I come the infrequent bills of an elite French foot soldier—a chasseur à pied. Robert Pellissier, born in France in 1882, had grown up within the usa and used to be educating at Stanford while the nice battle broke out in his fatherland. Returning as a volunteer, he observed uninterrupted months of trench war within the Vosges mountains of Alsace, the one quarter the place French troops truly captured German territory, a area mostly overlooked in global warfare I literature.

Pellissier’s diary and his letters to kin in the US convey a landscape of this ghastly battle: from the horror of being below hearth with 3 thousand German shells falling at the French troops on a daily basis to the monotony of lengthy quiet hours spent in chilly, rainy trenches. He writes of the grinding and indecisive personality of the battling within the Vosges and of the virtually ritualistic shelling and restricted tactical offensives, reminiscent of the assault at Steinbach in December 1914. His later letters have been written from the health center, from officer education college, and from front on the Somme. He relays information of all of the significant battlefields—Flanders, Verdun, Russia, Austria, Gallipoli, Italy, Serbia, and the Suez. He additionally reviews at the new know-how that modified the character of battle: the desktop gun, new airplanes, Uboats, more desirable artillery, barbed cord, and poison gases.

Drama and a sympathetic human voice mix to make this account of a littlereported French entrance a precious addition to the literature on international battle I. no matter if traveling the battlefields of Europe, discovering the heritage of the battle, or sitting in an armchair at domestic, readers will locate Pellissier a competent and personable guide.

The greatnephew of Robert Pellissier and a minister by way of profession,

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Download Queen Anne (The English Monarchs Series) by Edward Gregg PDF

By Edward Gregg

The reign of Queen Anne, the final Stuart monarch, used to be a interval of important growth for the rustic: Britain grew to become an enormous army energy on land, the union of britain and Scotland created a uk of serious Britain, and the commercial and political foundation for the Golden Age of the eighteenth century was once verified. besides the fact that, the queen herself has acquired little credits for those achievements and has lengthy been pictured as a vulnerable and ineffectual monarch ruled by means of her advisers. This landmark biography of Queen Anne shatters that picture and establishes her as a character of integrity and invincible stubbornness, the valuable determine of her age.
Praise for the sooner edition:
“A considerate and . . . authoritative examine, simply the simplest factor we have now at the Queen. Like Anne herself, it truly is eminently worthy.”—Angus McInnes, History
“With the looks of this quantity, a new release of revision in Queen Anne experiences involves fruition.”—Henry Horowitz, American ancient Review
“The most sensible form of biography, scholarly yet sympathetic, in addition to hugely readable.”—John Kenyon, The Observer
“Bold . . . startling . . . imaginitive and persuasive.”—G.C. Gibbs, London evaluate of Books

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