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❰Reading❯ ➾ Germany Memories of a Nation Author Dr Neil MacGregor – Sustanon.pro From Neil MacGregor the author of A History of the World in 100 Objects this is a view of Germany like no otherFor the past 140 years Germany has been the central power in continental Europe Twenty fiFrom Neil MacGregor the author of A History of the World in 100 Objects this is a view of Germany like no otherFor the past 140 years Germany has been the central power in continental Europe Twenty five years ago a new German state came into being How much do we really understand this new Germany and how do its people now understand themselves?Neil MacGregor argues that uniquely for any European country no coherent over arching narrative of Germany's history can be constructed for in Germany both geography and history have always been unstable Its frontiers have constantly floated Königsberg home to the greatest German philosopher Immanuel Kant is now Kaliningrad Russia Strasbourg in whose cathedral Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Germany's greatest writer discovered the distinctiveness of his country's art and history now lies within the borders of France For most of the five hundred years covered by this book Germany has been composed of many separate political units each with a distinct history And any comfortable national story Germans might have told themselves before 1914 was destroyed by the events of the following thirty yearsGerman history may be inherently fragmented but it contains a large number of widely shared memories awarenesses and experiences examining some of these is the purpose of this book Beginning with the fifteenth century invention of modern printing by Gutenberg MacGregor chooses objects and ideas people and places which still resonate in the new Germany porcelain from Dresden and rubble from its ruins Bauhaus design and the German sausage the crown of Charlemagne and the gates of Buchenwald to show us something of its collective imagination There has never been a book about Germany quite like it.

From Neil MacGregor the author of A History of the World in 100 Objects this is a view of Germany like no otherFor the past 140 years Germany has been the central power in continental Europe Twenty five years ago a new German state came into being How much do we really understand this new Germany and how do its people now understand themselves?Neil MacGregor argues that uniquely for any European country no coherent over arching narrative of Germany's history can be constructed for in Germany both geography and history have always been unstable Its frontiers have constantly floated Königsberg home to the greatest German philosopher Immanuel Kant is now Kaliningrad Russia Strasbourg in whose cathedral Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Germany's greatest writer discovered the distinctiveness of his country's art and history now lies within the borders of France For most of the five hundred years covered by this book Germany has been composed of many separate political units each with a distinct history And any comfortable national story Germans might have told themselves before 1914 was destroyed by the events of the following thirty yearsGerman history may be inherently fragmented but it contains a large number of widely shared memories awarenesses and experiences examining some of these is the purpose of this book Beginning with the fifteenth century invention of modern printing by Gutenberg MacGregor chooses objects and ideas people and places which still resonate in the new Germany porcelain from Dresden and rubble from its ruins Bauhaus design and the German sausage the crown of Charlemagne and the gates of Buchenwald to show us something of its collective imagination There has never been a book about Germany quite like it.

germany epub memories pdf nation free Germany Memories pdf of a ebok Memories of a mobile Germany Memories of a Nation KindleFrom Neil MacGregor the author of A History of the World in 100 Objects this is a view of Germany like no otherFor the past 140 years Germany has been the central power in continental Europe Twenty five years ago a new German state came into being How much do we really understand this new Germany and how do its people now understand themselves?Neil MacGregor argues that uniquely for any European country no coherent over arching narrative of Germany's history can be constructed for in Germany both geography and history have always been unstable Its frontiers have constantly floated Königsberg home to the greatest German philosopher Immanuel Kant is now Kaliningrad Russia Strasbourg in whose cathedral Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Germany's greatest writer discovered the distinctiveness of his country's art and history now lies within the borders of France For most of the five hundred years covered by this book Germany has been composed of many separate political units each with a distinct history And any comfortable national story Germans might have told themselves before 1914 was destroyed by the events of the following thirty yearsGerman history may be inherently fragmented but it contains a large number of widely shared memories awarenesses and experiences examining some of these is the purpose of this book Beginning with the fifteenth century invention of modern printing by Gutenberg MacGregor chooses objects and ideas people and places which still resonate in the new Germany porcelain from Dresden and rubble from its ruins Bauhaus design and the German sausage the crown of Charlemagne and the gates of Buchenwald to show us something of its collective imagination There has never been a book about Germany quite like it.

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    Germany Memories of a Nation Epub ¼ Memories of a germany epub, memories pdf, nation free, Germany Memories pdf, of a ebok, Memories of a mobile, Germany Memories of a Nation KindleGehen wir einmal davon aus dass MacGregor ein Fachmann der Germanistik ist und ihm als ehemaligem Direktor des Britischen Museums ein Fachkollegium von Weltspitze zur Verfgung stand Dieses Buch hebt sich von allen anderen sehr guten Bchern zur deutschen Geschichte jedoch durch seine inhaltliche Botschaft durch seinen Aufbau und durch seine Sprache abAls Museumsdirektor steht fr MacGregor das Exponat am Anfang konkret und sinnlich erfahrbar Aus vielen seiner Exponate hat das Britische Museum thematische Ausstellungen gemacht z B Eine Geschichte der Welt in 100 Objekten oder Skakespeares ruhelose Welt wo es die Exponate detailreich beschreibt ihre Funktionsweise erklrt sie in den historische konkreten und weltweiten Zusammenhang stellt und ihrem Nachhall fr die Heutzeit nachgeht Der nchste Schritt war aus den Ausstellu


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    Germany Memories of a Nation Epub ¼ Memories of a germany epub, memories pdf, nation free, Germany Memories pdf, of a ebok, Memories of a mobile, Germany Memories of a Nation KindleI have been living in Germany for 22 years now and am pleased to say that this book has filled in one or two gaps in my knowledge as well as deepening my understanding of my adopted homeland and its people It's intelligently written not at all dr


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    Germany Memories of a Nation Epub ¼ Memories of a germany epub, memories pdf, nation free, Germany Memories pdf, of a ebok, Memories of a mobile, Germany Memories of a Nation KindleDer Verfasser ein Brite gibt in kurzen prägnanten Kapiteln einen facettenartigen Überblick über das was für ihn 'deutsch' bedeutet von herausragenden geistigen und technischen Leistungen der Lutherbibel bis zum Volkswagen aber auch über die unbeschreiblichen Gräuel der Nazizeit Es ist in Englisch geschrieben inzwischen auch in deutscher Übersetzung also wohl für Nicht Deutsche gedacht aber sehr auch für Deutsche zu empfehlen die erfahren wollen wie sie von Außen gesehen werden und dabei auch manche nicht allgemein bekannte Fakten und Sichtweisen kennen lernen möchten Stets fair und sachlich niemals polemisch


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    Germany Memories of a Nation Epub ¼ Memories of a germany epub, memories pdf, nation free, Germany Memories pdf, of a ebok, Memories of a mobile, Germany Memories of a Nation KindleNeil MacGregor gibt anhand von Objekten wie dem Bavaria Tor in München einer Buchdruckpresse oder Bauhaus Kunst einen Eindr


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    Germany Memories of a Nation Epub ¼ Memories of a germany epub, memories pdf, nation free, Germany Memories pdf, of a ebok, Memories of a mobile, Germany Memories of a Nation KindleDas Buch erzählt in 30 Kapiteln Geschichten über Deutschland Viel Geschichtliches wird berichtet und aufeinander bezogen Die Geschichte Deutschlands ergibt sich aus allen Facetten Vieles ist sicherlich Menschen außerhalb Deutschlands unbekannt und geeignet ein anderes Bild des Landes zu geben als das der ersten Hälfte des 20 Jahrhunderts mindestens ein differenzierteres Bild Oft merkt man dem Text die positive G


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    Germany Memories of a Nation Epub ¼ Memories of a germany epub, memories pdf, nation free, Germany Memories pdf, of a ebok, Memories of a mobile, Germany Memories of a Nation KindleA sculptor in lime wood by the name of Tilman Riemenschneider carved something exquisite in Germany around 1490 It was called 'The Four Evangelists' and among the four it is St Luke that captures the spirit of Neil MacGregor's approach to the history of a nation With typical modesty he puts an expert on to the case of Riemenschneider Julien Chapuis who remarks that in these blocks of lime wood 'we recognise our hopes our weaknesses our aspirations what makes us human and also what helps us to become better' And this is what MacGregor does all the time articulating the sensibilities of a village town country or continen


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    Germany Memories of a Nation Epub ¼ Memories of a germany epub, memories pdf, nation free, Germany Memories pdf, of a ebok, Memories of a mobile, Germany Memories of a Nation KindleAs a German born British Citizen this book has given me an insight of what made Germany into a centre of industry thinking innovation and progress What it does


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    Germany Memories of a Nation Epub ¼ Memories of a germany epub, memories pdf, nation free, Germany Memories pdf, of a ebok, Memories of a mobile, Germany Memories of a Nation KindleIf you don't like squinting at small font type or you don't like pictures that disappear down the spine of the book then the paperback edition is probably not for you but if price is the deciding factor then you get a lot of reading for your money It's an interesting book that tries to juggle German history with literature art and architecture and is probably strongest most interesting most daring on individual art pieces It seems to be w


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    Germany Memories of a Nation Epub ¼ Memories of a germany epub, memories pdf, nation free, Germany Memories pdf, of a ebok, Memories of a mobile, Germany Memories of a Nation KindleVery informative and exciting even for a German national which I am Choice of objects excellent as well as very good presentation Number of maps helpful illustrations very goodI only hope that many British people will read this fascinating book so that there will be in depth knowledge and understanding of the German history in this country which has been so painfully lacking for all too longThere is an interest in this book in Germany too


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    Germany Memories of a Nation Epub ¼ Memories of a germany epub, memories pdf, nation free, Germany Memories pdf, of a ebok, Memories of a mobile, Germany Memories of a Nation KindleI found this book really gripping and it gave me a new insight into German history Neil MacGregor looks at memories in Grrmany choosing those that seemed most potent to him Sometimes these are of recent history such as the memories of a Tummerfrau a rubble woman one of many women who cleared the rubble from the streets of bombed cities such as Dresden Some chapters look at things made in Germany ranging from Gutenberg 's printing press to sausages both affected by the way Germany until the nineteenth century was split into a multitude of small states so thst if a book wss banned in one state it could just be printed somewhere else and local traditions and types of food could flo


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