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Download Liaisons dangereuses: Sex, Law, and Diplomacy in the Age of by Mary Lindemann PDF

By Mary Lindemann

Liaisons dangereuses examines the neighborhood and overseas repercussions of a infamous episode in eighteenth-century Hamburg. Historian Mary Lindemann recounts the mysterious conditions surrounding the violent loss of life of a counterfeit Milanese count number, Joseph Visconti, by the hands of an erstwhile Prussian lieutenant, the Baron von Kesslitz. Reconstructing the drama from the views of 4 valuable avid gamers -- the count number, the baron, an Italian/French courtesan, Anna Maria Romellini, and Antoine Ventura de Sanpelayo, the Spanish consul in Hamburg -- Lindemann explores the old currents that swept those contributors jointly and the consequences in their come upon on Hamburg's public, its executive, and its diplomatic and fiscal relationships with eu courts and states. Lindemann profiles everyone occupied with the crime, exploring their lives as designated units of conditions whereas examining them as eighteenth-century varieties. What really happened on that fateful evening in October 1775? All Hamburg buzzed with rumors, however it is very unlikely to figure out absolutely the reasons of these concerned, or perhaps to grasp what particularly occurred. however, the case that constructed round the killing of Visconti presents interesting insights into the diplomatic, cultural, felony, social, and political heritage of the final 3rd of the eighteenth century. (May 1, 2006)

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Download Optical Properties of Solids: Papers from the NATO Advanced by H. Jones (auth.), Sol Nudelman, S. S. Mitra (eds.) PDF

By H. Jones (auth.), Sol Nudelman, S. S. Mitra (eds.)

This ebook is an account of the style within which the optical phenomena saw from solids relate to their primary houses. Written on the graduate point, it makes an attempt a threefold goal: a sign of the breadth of the topic, an in-depth exam of vital parts, and a textual content for a two-semester direction. the 1st chapters current introductory concept as a beginning for next studying. the subsequent ten chapters extensively quandary digital houses linked to semiconductors starting from slender to huge power hole fabrics. Lattice homes are tested within the closing chap­ ters, within which results ruled via phonons in excellent crystals, aspect defects, their vibrational and digital spectra, and electron-phonon interactions are under pressure. enjoyable and difficult paintings, either in substantial degree, have long gone into the coaching of this quantity. on the college of Freiburg, W. Germany, from August 7-20, 1966, the party of a NATO complicated learn Institute on "The Optical houses of Solids," the authors of those a number of chapters lectured for the Institute; this quantity presents primarily the "Proceed­ ings" of that assembly. Many significant revisions of unique lectures (contrac­ tions and enlargements) have been required for larger association and presentation of the subject material. numerous abbreviated chapters look often to point the significance in their contents in optical houses study and to point lately released books that supply plentiful insurance. we're indebted to many folks: the authors for his or her efforts and endurance; our host on the collage of Freiburg, the overdue Professor Dr.

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Download Jew Suss: Life, Legend, Fiction, Film by Susan Tegel PDF

By Susan Tegel

Joseph S?ss Oppenheimer (1698-1738), larger referred to as Jew S?ss, was once a court docket Jew, who recommended the Duke of W?rttemberg. smart and good-looking, even ostentatious, he outfitted simply into court docket existence, regardless of his humble origins. in spite of the fact that, his unpopular monetary rules made him enemies and while the Duke died unexpectedly S?ss used to be arrested, convicted of 'destestable abuses' and exectued in Stuttgart in an iron cage. His awesome upward thrust and fall encouraged a media outpouring within the eighteenth century and he has been a lot written approximately as a consequence. within the 20th century motion pictures have been made approximately him, one British in 1934, the opposite German in 1940. Goebbels took an energetic curiosity within the latter. After the battle its director, Veit Harlan, was once attempted for Crimes opposed to Humanity for having made the movie. regardless of his acquittal, the film's organization with the Holocaust continues to be arguable to at the present time. for nearly 3 centuries the lifetime of Jew S?ss has been tailored, distorted and reworked. This booklet tells the tale of those adjustments.

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Download The New Berlin: Memory, Politics, Place by Karen E. Till PDF

By Karen E. Till

“The New Berlin is a striking contribution to human geography and to the interdisciplinary literature on social reminiscence and position making. Till’s tools and scholarship have supplied the conceptual foundation for the exploration and improvement of position making, social reminiscence, and spatial haunting in the course of the specific practices and politics of the hot Berlin. Her readable type is marked via a story financial system within which each note and sentence serves the bigger reasons of the publication. i like to recommend this ebook to anyone—student, student, or practitioner—who is attracted to the social dynamics of reminiscence formation and position making.” —The expert Geographer“This booklet is a well-written ‘first-hand’ account, although it additionally completely covers educational literature, modern information bills, and archival records.” —German experiences Review“Karen E. Till's the hot Berlin describes the fashionable city and the ghosts of the previous that it has to deal with.” —German World“Well illustrated and copiously footnoted, this can be a state of the art examine of the facility of identity-construction/analysis. hugely recommended.” —CHOICE

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Download German Security and Police Soldier 1939-45 by Gordon Williamson PDF

By Gordon Williamson

The protection devices of the 3rd Reich have been many and numerous, but frequently an oversimplified view is projected of those enterprises. This identify presents an in depth and educated photograph of the range of operations and tasks, in addition to the incentive and behavior of the lads concerned. It charts the studies of ordinary international struggle II safety forces and police infantrymen - from the regimen of army site visitors accountability, to struggling with partisans and resistance combatants. It covers the army police of the militia right and the Waffen-SS, the wrestle devices of the German nation Police, the SD Sicherheitsdienst, the Schutzmannschaft' devices, and the extraordinary and dreaded anti-partisan devices 'Dirlewanger' and 'Kaminski'.

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Download From Hierarchy to Anarchy. Territory and Politics before by Jeremy Larkins PDF

By Jeremy Larkins

Jeremy Larkins - From Hierarchy to Anarchy. Territory and Politics prior to Westphalia. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 284 pages (Palgrave Macmillan heritage of foreign suggestion) 978-0230616714

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This publication offers an erudite and engaging account of the increase of territoriality in diplomacy. The actual extension of area is a taken-for-granted assumption of recent political and foreign concept; but it has a heritage that should be registered and well-known. Larkins takes the reader on a travel that strikes from the psychological horizons of Medieval eu concept via to the Renaissance. the tip product is a theoretical and historic account of a momentous transformation that eventually supplies upward push to the territorial state.

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Download Blitzkrieg in the West, 1939-42 by Jeffrey Ethell PDF

By Jeffrey Ethell

Blitzkrieg within the West, 1939-42 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Blitzkrieg within the West, 1939-42 (Luftwaffe at struggle 03)ByJeffrey EthellPublisher: Greenhill Books199772 Pages ISBN: 1853672831PDF26 MBFor the 1st 12 months of the warfare, the Luftwaffe proved itself a perilous tactical air strength, aiding the Wehr macht go through the Low international locations. Its pilots have been extra e xperienced than these of the Allies yet its strategic shortc omings have been quickly exposed.BitroadDepositfiles eighty five

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Download 1815 The Waterloo Campaign: Wellington, His German Allies by Peter Hofschroer PDF

By Peter Hofschroer

Previously unpublished eyewitness money owed and conflict reviews German, British, and Dutch archive fabric released for the 1st time arguable reassessment of the total crusade here's a certain reassessment of the Hundred Days and a strong research of the epic war of words at Waterloo. the 1st of 2 volumes, this examine is a completely researched exam of the hole strikes of the crusade from a brand new standpoint according to facts by no means earlier than awarded to an English-speaking viewers. Hofschrer arrives at far-reaching conclusions concerning the arguable idea that the Duke of Wellington deceived his Prussian alliesand all next historians of the crusade. by means of providing occasions from the viewpoint of the Germans, the writer undermines the conventional view of the crusade as one fought out through the French and the British and divulges the an important position of troops from Prussia and the German states.

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