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    By Andrzej Sapkowski

    »Was ist mit dem Mädchen? Ihr dürft nicht zulassen, dass sie den Turm betritt! Hörst du? Lasst nicht zu, dass sie den Schwalbenturm betritt ...« Hexer Geralt und seine Gefährten sind bei der Suche nach Ciri, der verschwundenen Prinzessin von Cintra, bisher erfolglos geblieben. Jetzt will die rivische Königin sie als Partisanenkämpfer in dem blutigen Krieg gegen Nilfgaard verpflichten. Doch sie setzen sich ab, um ihre unterbrochene Reise zu den Druiden wieder aufzunehmen. Bei einem Überfall gerät Geralts Wolfsmedaillon, das Insignium seines Hexertums, in fremde Hände... Ciri, die so hartnäckig Gesuchte, ist von dem gelehrten Einsiedler Vysogota aufgenommen worden. Ihr ganzes Sinnen und Trachten richtet sich jetzt auf den legendären Schwalbenturm, denn dies muss der Ort sein, von dem in der alten Prophezeiung die Rede ist. Allerdings ist der Schwalbenturm nur noch eine Ruine...

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  • Download E-books Die UdSSR und die deutsche Frage 1941-1948. : Dokumente aus dem Archiv für Außenpolitik der Russischen Föderation. Bearb. und hrsg. von Jochen P. Laufer / Georgij P. Kynin unter Mitarbeit von Viktor Knoll. Band 1: 22. Juni 1941 bis 8. Mai 1945 PDF

    By Jochen P. Laufer, G. P. Kynin, Viktor Knoll

    HauptbeschreibungMit dieser Dokumentensammlung liegt erstmals in deutscher Sprache eine wissenschaftliche variation maßgeblicher sowjetischer Quellen vor, die Hintergründe und Abläufe der sowjetischen Deutschlandpolitik von 1941 bis 1949 offenlegen. Die variation ermöglicht detaillierte Einblicke in die Entwicklung der sowjetischen Kriegsziele gegenüber Deutschland, der Besatzungspolitik der UdSSR sowie ihrer Zusammenarbeit mit den westlichen Alliierten - bis zu deren Abbruch. So entsteht ein authentisches Bild der Sichtweise der UdSSR und ihres Anteils an jenem Prozess, der schließlich zur deutschen Teilung führte.Die Auswahl basiert auf den Deutschland für die Jahre 1941 bis 1949 betreffenden Akten des Archivs für Außenpolitik der Russischen Föderation (AVP RF). Der vierte Band bezieht darüber hinaus Quellen des Staatsarchivs der Russischen Föderation (GARF) und dem Russischen Staatsarchiv für soziale und politische Geschichte und zwei weiteren russischen Archiven in die Dokumentenauswahl mit ein. Insgesamt umfassen alle vier Bände 670 Dokumente. Ein umfangreicher wissenschaftlicher Apparat bietet zusätzliche Informationen über Forschungskontroversen (u.a. Zweite entrance, Kriegsverbrechen, Friedensfühler, Reparationen, sowjetische Besatzungspolitik, Friedensvertrag, Berliner Blockade und doppelte Staatsgründung), weist auf weitere Quellen hin und enthält - vollständig oder in Auszügen - ebenfalls relevante Dokumente. Umfangreiche Einleitungen stellen die Quellenauswahl im Kontext der sowjetischen Deutschlandpolitik und deren Überlieferung im AVP RF thematisch zusammenhängend vor. Im vierten Band erhält der Benutzer in zwei selbständigen Einführungen Einblick in die aktuelle deutsch-russische Kontroverse über die Einordnung der sowjetischen Berlin-Politik. Jeder Band kann durch biographische und geographische Verzeichnisse sowie durch ein Sachregister erschlossen werden.Damit ist diese variation ein unentbehrliches Arbeitsmittel für alle Forschungen zur deutschen und sowjetischen Geschichte jener Zeit, aber auch zu den Beziehungen der Großmächte in den Anfangsjahren des Kalten Krieges InhaltsverzeichnisQuellenveröffentlichung als device sowjetischer Politik und challenge der Forschung. Zum Stand der QuelleneditionenQuellenauswahl und Aufbau der EditionDie Politik der UdSSR in der deutschen Frage. Einführung zu den Dokumenten (22. Juni 1941 bis eight. Mai 1945)DokumentenverzeichnisDokumenteAnmerkungenAnhang Rezension"[.] Auch wenn hier keine einzelnen information gewürdigt werden können, so sei doch erwähnt, daß sich jede künftige Beschäftigung mit dem beginnenden Kalten Krieg in Europa ohne die Berücksichtigung dieser variation von Jochen P. Laufer und Georg P. Kynin dem Vorwurf aussetzen wird, die empirischen Möglichkeiten des Themas nicht ausgeschöpft zu haben. Es bleibt zu hoffen, daß dieses Projekt in Rußland die Freiheit durchsetzt, auch andere Überlieferungen für russisch-deutsche Kooperationsvorhaben freizugeben." Ilko-Sascha Kowalczuk, in: Jahrbuch Extremismus & Demokratie, Bd. 17 (2005)

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  • Download E-books Weimar Culture: The Outsider as Insider PDF

    By Peter Gay

    A seminal paintings as melodious and haunting because the period it chronicles, now reissued with a brand new introduction.

    First released in 1968, Weimar Culture is likely one of the masterworks of Peter Gay's distinctive occupation. A examine of German tradition among the 2 wars, the ebook brilliantly strains the increase of the creative, literary, and musical tradition that bloomed ever so in short within the Twenties amid the chaos of Germany's tenuous post-World battle I democracy, and crashed violently within the wake of Hitler's upward thrust to strength. regardless of the ephemeral nature of the Weimar democracy, the impression of its tradition was once profound and far-reaching, ushering in a contemporary sensibility within the arts that ruled Western tradition for many of the 20 th century. vibrant and eminently readable, Weimar Culture is the best advent for the informal reader and historian alike. "[A]n drastically wealthy, exciting, and interesting essay.... a huge contribution to the study..."―The manhattan Times sixteen black and white illustrations

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  • Download E-books Rick Steves' Germany 2011 with map PDF

    By Rick Steves

    You can anticipate Rick Steves to inform you what you really want to grasp while touring in Germany. This guidebook takes you from fairy-tale castles, alpine forests, and old fashioned villages to the vigorous Germany of at the present time. Get the main points on cruising the romantic Rhine or summiting the Zugspitze. Have a calming soak at a Black woodland mineral spa or take a thrilling summer time bobsled journey within the Bavarian Alps. Flash again to Berlin’s turbulent earlier at Checkpoint Charlie; then have fun the rebirth of Dresden and its wonderful Frauenkirche. Rick’s candid, funny suggestion will advisor you to good-value motels and eating places. He’ll assist you plan the place to move and what to work out, looking on the size of your journey. You’ll research which points of interest are worthy some time and funds, and the way to get round Germany via teach, bus, car—and even boat. greater than simply reports and instructions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a travel consultant on your pocket.

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  • Download E-books Me and Kaminski: A Novel PDF

    By Daniel Kehlmann

    From the across the world best-selling writer Daniel Kehlmann, a provocative and wickedly humorous novel approximately unpredictable men–one an artist and the opposite a journalist, who jointly embark on an unforeseen event with uproarious effects.

    Sebastian Zollner’s failure as a journalist is matched simply by means of his own mess ups: his female friend is relocating in a brand new lover ahead of Sebastian even is aware he’s been dumped. trying to find the holiday that would redeem him within the eyes of his friends, he heads off on a wild goose chase into the mountains to interview the eccentric, mythical painter Manuel Kaminski, with the wish of writing his biography.

    Kaminski goes blind and resides in seclusion together with his daughter. He can be engaged on his subsequent masterpiece or easing into his ultimate days, and his inconsistent occupation increases the query of even if he has been a fraud or a genius. His creative popularity hinges on any variety of components yet so much prominently on a definitive biography. input Zollner–who has no purpose of writing a pant piece. He’s out to dig airborne dirt and dust and to strength Kaminski to confront the legacy of his paintings. however the secrets and techniques he uncovers will lead Kaminski, and Zollner himself, to areas neither of them ever anticipated to go.

    With edgy wit and intelligence, Daniel Kehlmann dives into the issues of what's “truth” in our celebrity-crazed instances and embraces the strength and humanity that lie underneath the pretensions of the paintings and journalistic worlds. A firecracker of a singular.

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  • Download E-books We Men Who Feel Most German: A Cultural Study of the Pan-German League, 1886-1914 PDF

    By Roger Chickering

    The Pan-German League was once the main radical of all of the patriotic societies in Imperial Germany, the main ferocious voice of German nationalism. Its software basically expected that of the Nazis in calling for German growth at the eu continent and out of the country, in branding Jews as participants of an inferior but harmful race, and in advocating a German nationwide neighborhood within which inner antagonisms of no matter what personality might dissolve. This research provides the 1st systematic research of the cultural assets of this organization's allure and impression in Imperial Germany. It makes a speciality of the symbolic dimensions of the Pan-German League's literature and actions, in an try and clarify the awesome appeal of the League's competitive ideology to sure pick out social teams. The learn examines, additionally, the connection among the League and different patriotic societies in Imperial Germany; and it analyzes the approaches in which the association succeeded, at the eve of the 1st international battle, in mobilizing a huge 'national competition' to the German executive. The examine attracts on options from psychology and anthropology, and its documentary beginning comprises archival fabric in either East and West Germany

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  • Download E-books Humanism and Scholasticism in Late Medieval Germany PDF

    By James H. Overfield

    This research of the highbrow lifetime of German universities within the 15th and early 16th centuries demonstrates that humanist-scholastic kin weren't the gigantic struggles depicted within the humanists' personal arguments or in lots of sleek chronicles. Eschewing neat yet deceptive dichotomies, the writer desribes the German humanists' critique of scholasticism from the 1450s to the 1510s and the scholastics' reaction. He lines the reception of humanists in Germany's universities, together with their position within the educational company, the "opposition" they confronted, and the velocity of humanist curriculum reforms, and he areas the well-known Reuchlin affair and different highbrow feuds within the context of humanist-scholastic relations.

    After 1500 the calls of the early humanists for the reform of Latin grammar guideline and the educating of the studia humanitatis gave approach to extra encompassing assaults on scholastic theology and the philosophical choices of the humanities direction. This learn attracts on a wide selection of resources to explain either the slow emergence of Renaissance humanism after 1450 and its swift triumph after 1500.

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  • Download E-books The Arts in Nazi Germany: Continuity, Conformity, Change (Vermont Studies on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust) PDF

    tradition and the humanities performed a principal function within the ideology and propaganda of nationwide Socialism from the early years of the circulation until eventually the final months of the 3rd Reich in 1945. Hitler and his fans believed that artwork and tradition have been expressions of race, and that "Aryans" by myself have been in a position to growing precise artwork and retaining precise German tradition. This volume's essays discover those and different elements of the humanities and cultural lifestyles lower than nationwide Socialism, and are authored by means of the most revered specialists within the box: Alan Steinweis, Michael Kater, Eric Rentschler, Pamela Potter, Frank Trommler, and Jonathan Petropoulos. the result's a quantity that gives scholars and readers a short yet targeted creation to this crucial element of the heritage of Nazi Germany.

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  • Download E-books Selected Poetry of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Penguin Classics) PDF

    Goethe seen the writing of poetry as primarily autobiographical, and the works chosen during this quantity symbolize greater than sixty years within the lifetime of the poet. In early poems akin to 'Prometheus,' he rails opposed to faith in a virtually ecstatic fervor, whereas 'To the Moon' is an enigmatic meditation at the finish of a love affair. The Roman Elegies show Goethe's use of Classical meters in an homage to historic Rome and its poets, and 'The Diary,' suppressed for greater than a century, is a story poem whose eroticism is mixed with its morality. In decisions from Faust, arguably his maximum and so much own paintings, Goethe creates a thrilling depiction of humankind's everlasting look for truth.

       • Dual-language edition
       • David Luke's beautiful verse translations are prepared chronologically
       • Includes an creation and notes that position the poems within the context of the poet's existence and occasions, in addition to indexes of German and English titles and primary lines
    For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts greater through introductions and notes through individual students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations through award-winning translators.

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  • Download E-books The New Sufferings of Young W. PDF

    By Ulrich Plenzdorf

    Some of the most talked-about works ever released within the German Democratic Republic! This cutting edge novel by means of an East German author is a invaluable spouse to the vintage it parodies and parallels: Goethe's The Sufferings of younger Werther. Goethe and J. D. Salinger have been the 2 maximum affects on Edgar Wibeau, "Young W." Edgar is a 17-year-old with the frustrations of childrens worldwide, residing with the further pressures of an East-bloc kingdom. A version all-GDR boy, the son of a manufacturing unit director, he abruptly drops out. yet now not from socialism according to se--just from conformity, choosy laws, and reliable disapproval of denims, the blues, and ladies. Hiding out, he unearths and devours an previous replica of The Sufferings of younger Werther. From then on he wards off truth with Goethe texts, and younger Wibeau's destiny is superimposed on that of Werther like a clear overlay. it really is an ironic and revealing linkage.

    Titles of similar curiosity from Waveland Press: Goethe, Gotz von Berlichingen: A Play (ISBN 9780881335415); Hauptmann, Three performs [The Weavers, Hannele, and The Beaver Coat] (ISBN 9780881335408); and Novalis, Henry von Ofterdingen: A Novel (ISBN 9780881335743).

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