Making Haste From Babylon

The Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World: A New History

Author: Nick Bunker

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446426475

Category: History

Page: 512

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At the end of 1618, a blazing green star soared across the night sky over the Northern Hemisphere. From the Philippines to the Great Lakes, the comet became a sensation and a symbol, a warning of doom or a promise of salvation. Two years later, as the Pilgrims prepared to sail across the Atlantic on board the Mayflower, the atmosphere remained charged with fear and expectation. Men and women readied themselves for war, pestilence or divine retribution. Against this background, and amid deep economic depression, the Pilgrims conceived their enterprise of exile. Within a decade, despite crisis and catastrophe, they built a thriving settlement at New Plymouth, based on beaver fur, corn and cattle. In doing so, they laid the foundations for Massachusetts, New England and a new nation. Using a wealth of new evidence - from landscape, archaeology and hundreds of overlooked or neglected documents - Nick Bunker gives a vivid and strikingly original account of the Mayflower project and the first decade of the Plymouth Colony. Making Haste from Babylon tells the story of the early pilgrim settlers in unrivalled depth, from their roots in religious conflict and village strife at home to their final creation of a permanent foothold in America.
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Im Herzen der See

Die letzte Fahrt des Walfängers Essex

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641146631

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 4819

Die wahre Geschichte hinter dem Klassiker Moby Dick – verfilmt mit Starbesetzung Was jetzt als »Major Motion Picture« in die Kinos kommt – produziert von Oscar-Preisträger Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind – Genie und Wahnsinn) –, hat schon als Buch seine Leser gefesselt. Nathaniel Philbrick erzählt die wahre Geschichte jener Ereignisse, die Herman Melville zu seinem Roman Moby Dick inspiriert haben: Im November 1820 wird der Walfänger Essex mitten auf dem Pazifik von einem Pottwal gerammt. Das Schiff kentert, doch die 20 Mann starke Besatzung kann sich auf drei kleine Beiboote retten. Knapp 4000 Kilometer westlich der südamerikanischen Küste beginnt für die Männer eine beispiellose Odyssee: Drei Monate lang segeln sie in offenen, notdürftig aufgetakelten Booten und ohne ausreichend Proviant über eine feindliche See – und stoßen dabei an die Grenzen ihrer Menschlichkeit.
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Der reichste Mann von Babylon

Author: George Samuel Clason

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781607968566

Category: Self-Help

Page: 210

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George S. Clason veroffentlichte sie Der reichste Mann von Babylon und verpackte darin seine personlichen Einsichten zum Thema Geld. Die sind nach wie vor aktuell. Wie man zu Geld kommt, es vermehrt und behalt. Das klassisch-unterhaltsame Buch uber den gekonnten Umgang mit Geld."
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Kleopatra

Ein Leben

Author: Stacy Schiff

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641083311

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 6502

Die glänzend erzählte Lebensgeschichte der legendären ägyptischen Königin Kleopatra VII., letzter weiblicher Pharao Ägyptens, ist heute hinter Mythen, übler Nachrede und märchenhafter Schönheit verborgen. Stacy Schiff , Pulitzer-Preisträgerin, zeigt in ihrer Biografie dank intensiver Recherche und neuer Auswertung antiker Quellen nicht nur die laszive Verführerin und das intrigante Machtweib, sondern enthüllt eine außerordentlich starke Herrscherin – selbstbewusst, versiert in politischem Kalkül, diplomatisch und visionär. Detailfülle und Mut zum zugespitzten historischen Urteil, sprachliche Eleganz und provokantspritzige Porträts der mächtigen Mit- und Gegenspieler an Kleopatras Seite versetzen den Leser ins alte Reich am Nil mit seinem weltläufigen Charme und seiner machtpolitischen Unerbittlichkeit.
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Denker des Abendlandes

eine Geschichte der Philosophie

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868201277

Category:

Page: 430

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Das Buch Jesaia

Author: Bernhard Duhm

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525516560

Category: Bible

Page: 490

View: 8870

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An Empire On The Edge

How Britain Came To Fight America

Author: Nick Bunker

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448156998

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 5198

WINNER OF THE 2015 GEORGE WASHINGTON PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE 2015 PULTIZER PRIZE IN HISTORY In this powerful narrative, Nick Bunker tells the story of the last three years of mutual embitterment that preceded the outbreak of America’s war for independence in 1775. It was a tragedy of errors, in which both sides shared responsibility for a conflict that cost the lives of at least twenty thousand Britons and a still larger number of Americans. Drawing on careful study of primary sources from Britain and the United States, An Empire on the Edge sheds new light on the Tea Party’s origins and on the roles of such familiar characters as Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, and Thomas Hutchinson. At the heart of the book lies the Boston Tea Party, an event that arose from fundamental flaws in the way the British managed their affairs. With lawyers in London calling the Tea Party treason, and with hawks in Parliament crying out for revenge, the British opted for punitive reprisals without foreseeing the resistance they would arouse. For their part, the Americans underestimated Britain’s determination not to give way. By the late summer of 1774, the descent into war had become irreversible.
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Young Benjamin Franklin

The Birth of Ingenuity

Author: Nick Bunker

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1101874422

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 3334

In this new account of Franklin's early life, Pulitzer finalist Nick Bunker portrays him as a complex, driven young man who elbows his way to success. From his early career as a printer and journalist, to his scientific work and his role as a founder of a new republic, Benjamin Franklin has always seemed the inevitable embodiment of American ingenuity. But in his youth he had to make his way through a harsh colonial world where he fought many battles: with his rivals, but also with his wayward emotions. Taking Franklin to the age of forty-one, when he made his first electrical discoveries, Bunker goes behind the legend to reveal the sources of his passion for knowledge. Always trying to balance virtue against ambition, Franklin emerges as a brilliant but flawed human being, made from the conflicts of an age of slavery as well as reason. With archival material from both sides of the Atlantic, we see Franklin in Boston, London, and Philadelphia, as he develops his formula for greatness. A tale of science, politics, war, and religion, this is also a story about Franklin's forebears: the talented family of English craftsmen who produced America's favorite genius.
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Why We Left

Untold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants

Author: Joanna Brooks

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 081668409X

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 2089

Joanna Brooks’s ancestors were among the earliest waves of emigrants to leave England for North America. They lived hardscrabble lives for generations, eking out subsistence in one place after another as they moved forever westward in search of a new life. Why, Brooks wondered, did her people and countless other poor English subjects abandon their homeland to settle for such unremitting hardship? The question leads her on a journey into a largely obscured dimension of American history. With her family’s background as a point of departure, Brooks brings to light the harsh realities behind seventeenth- and eighteenth-century working-class English emigration—and dismantles the long-cherished idea that these immigrants were drawn to America as a land of opportunity. American folk ballads provide a wealth of clues to the catastrophic contexts that propelled early English emigration to the Americas. Brooks follows these songs back across the Atlantic to find histories of economic displacement, environmental destruction, and social betrayal at the heart of the early Anglo-American migrant experience. The folk ballad “Edward,” for instance, reveals the role of deforestation in the dislocation and emigration of early Anglo-American peasant immigrants. “Two Sisters” discloses the profound social destabilization unleashed by the advent of luxury goods in England. “The Golden Vanity” shows how common men and women viewed their own disposable position in England’s imperial project. And “The House Carpenter’s Wife” offers insights into the impact of economic instability and the colonial enterprise on women. From these ballads, tragic and heartrending, Brooks uncovers an archaeology of the worldviews of America’s earliest immigrants, presenting a new and haunting historical perspective on the ancestors we thought we knew.
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Die wahren Entdecker der Neuen Welt

von den Wikingern bis zu den Pilgervätern

Author: Tony Horwitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492254625

Category:

Page: 560

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Rubaiyat

Author: Omar Khayyam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 55

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'King Lear' in Context

The Cultural Background

Author: Keith Linley

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783083743

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

View: 9655

This engaging book provides in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1606 would have brought to interpreting ‘King Lear’. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, parenting and family dynamics, court corruption, class tensions, the literary profile of the time, the concept of tragedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play an unsettling picture of a disintegrating world in free fall.
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'Antony and Cleopatra' in Context

The Politics of Passion

Author: Keith Linley

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783083786

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

View: 4052

This engaging book provides in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1607 would have brought to interpreting ‘Antony and Cleopatra’. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, court corruption, class tensions, the literary profile of the time, the concept of tragedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play an unsettling picture of a disintegrating world lost through passion and machination.
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Between Two Worlds

How the English Became Americans

Author: Malcolm Gaskill

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191653837

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 7970

Between Two Worlds is a story teeming with people on the move, making decisions, indulging or resisting their desires and dreams. In the seventeenth century a quarter of a million men, women, and children left England's shores for America. Some were explorers and merchants, others soldiers and missionaries; many were fugitives from poverty and persecution. All, in their own way, were adventurers, risking their lives and fortunes to make something of themselves overseas. They irrevocably changed the land and indigenous peoples they encountered - and their new world changed them. But that was only half the story. The plantations established from Maine to the Caribbean needed support at home, especially royal endorsement and money, which made adventurers of English monarchs and investors too. Attitudes to America were crucial, and evolved as the colonies grew in size, prosperity, and self-confidence. Meanwhile, for those who had crossed the ocean, America forced people to rethink the country in which they had been raised, and to which they remained attached after emigration. In tandem with new ideas about the New World, migrants pondered their English mother country's traditions and achievements, its problems and its uncertain future in an age of war and revolution. Using hundreds of letters, journals, reports, pamphlets and contemporary books, Between Two Worlds recreates this fascinating transatlantic history - one which has often been neglected or misunderstood on both sides of the Atlantic in the centuries since.
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'The Tempest' in Context

Sin, Repentance and Forgiveness

Author: Keith Linley

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 178308376X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 2841

This engaging book provides detailed in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1611 would have brought to interpreting ‘The Tempest’. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, parenting and family dynamics, court corruption, class tensions, the concept of tragi-comedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play an unsettling picture of a world attempting to come to terms with capitalism and colonialism while re-addressing the nature of rule.
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Psyche

zur Entwicklungsgeschichte der Seele

Author: Carl Gustav Carus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 493

View: 3187

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Agaat

Roman

Author: Marlene van Niekerk

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641093503

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

View: 541

Südafrika in den 90er Jahren: Milla Redelinghuys wartet auf den Tod. Durch ein Nervenleiden am ganzen Körper gelähmt, fällt es ihr schwer sich mittzueilen. Ihre schwarze Haushälterin Agaat ist bemüht, ihr jeden Wunsch von den Augen abzulesen. Doch Agaat lässt die zum Schweigen verdammte Milla auch ihre neu erworbene Macht über sie spüren. Und hat eine diebische Freude daran. Denn da ist der alte Groll über jene Frau, deren Sohn sie großzog, die ihr aber den Zugang zur Familie verwehrte. Und deren Ehemann alle drangsalierte. Zumindest darin sind sich die zwei Frauen einig. Und während Milla die letzten fünfzig Jahre Revue passieren lässt, loten die beiden die Grenzen ihrer Beziehung aus und nähern sich Stück für Stück einander an ...
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Baptismus

Geschichte und Gegenwart

Author: Andrea Strübind,Martin Rothkegel

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647550094

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 4353

2009 jährt sich die erste baptistische Gemeindegründung in Europa zum 400. Mal. Gleichzeitig blicken die deutschen Baptistengemeinden auf 175 Jahre ihres Bestehens zurück. Dennoch fehlte im deutschsprachigen Raum bisher eine grundlegende Darstellung zur Entstehungsgeschichte des Baptismus. Diese Lücke schließt der Sammelband. Die Beiträge beleuchten die Frühphase der baptistischen Bewegung in Europa, in den USA und in Deutschland und berücksichtigen besonders den jeweiligen kirchenhistorischen und gesellschaftlichen Kontext sowie die spezifische theologische Ausrichtung ihrer Entstehung. In die Darstellung einbezogen ist auch die Entwicklung der Black Church, die den spirituellen und organisatorischen Hintergrund für die nordamerikanische Bürgerrechtsbewegung unter Führung von Martin Luther King bildete.
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Typisch bayerisch

Author: Richard Kerler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783881893978

Category: Bavaria (Germany)

Page: 182

View: 7387

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