Queens of the Conquest

England's Medieval Queens Book One

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9781101966686

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 4215

In the first volume of an exciting new series, bestselling author Alison Weir brings the dramatic reigns of England's medieval queens to life. The lives of England's medieval queens were packed with incident--love, intrigue, betrayal, adultery, and warfare--but their stories have been largely obscured by centuries of myth and omission. Now esteemed biographer Alison Weir provides a fresh perspective and restores these women to their rightful place in history. Spanning the years from the Norman conquest in 1066 to the dawn of a new era in 1154, when Henry II succeeded to the throne and Eleanor of Aquitaine, the first Plantagenet queen, was crowned, this epic book brings to vivid life five women, including: Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror, the first Norman king; Matilda of Scotland, revered as "the common mother of all England"; and Empress Maud, England's first female ruler, whose son King Henry II would go on to found the Plantagenet dynasty. More than those who came before or after them, these Norman consorts were recognized as equal sharers in sovereignty. Without the support of their wives, the Norman kings could not have ruled their disparate dominions as effectively. Drawing from the most reliable contemporary sources, Weir skillfully strips away centuries of romantic lore to share a balanced and authentic take on the importance of these female monarchs. What emerges is a seamless royal saga, an all-encompassing portrait of English medieval queenship, and a sweeping panorama of British history. Praise for Queens of the Conquest "Best-selling author [Alison] Weir pens another readable, well-researched English history, the first in a proposed four-volume series on England's medieval queens. . . . Weir's research skills and storytelling ability combine beautifully to tell a fascinating story supported by excellent historical research. Fans of her fiction and nonfiction will enjoy this latest work."--Library Journal (starred review) "Another sound feminist resurrection by a seasoned historian . . . Though Norman queens were largely unknowable, leave it to this prolific historical biographer to bring them to life. . . . As usual, Weir is meticulous in her research."--Kirkus Reviews
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Das goldene Meer

Historischer Roman - Die drei Königinnen Saga 2

Author: Joanna Courtney

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641197341

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 6591

Kiew 1031: Prinzessin Elisabeth sehnt sich nach Abenteuern – statt sich der Stickerei zu widmen, galoppiert sie lieber mit ihren Brüdern über die Felder. Und als der stattliche und kriegerische Wikingerprinz von Norwegen, Harald Hardrada, den Hof ihres Vaters besucht, ist es Liebe auf den ersten Blick. Harald entführt sie über die Weiten des Meeres in den hohen Norden und in ein aufregendes Leben. Doch ein noch viel größeres Abenteuer steht dem Paar bevor, als Haralds Flotte die englische Küste ansteuert, um die Insel zu erobern. Aber er ist nicht der Einzige, der seinen Anspruch auf den Thron geltend machen will ...
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Der Churchill-Faktor

Author: Boris Johnson

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608101128

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 472

View: 4025

Mit fulminanter Erzählfreude und einem pointensicheren Gespür für die erhellende Anekdote schildert Boris Johnson Leben und Charakter des bedeutendsten britischen Staatsmannes des 20. Jahrhunderts (1874 –1965). Fasziniert von der Einmaligkeit, dem Humor und Sprachwitz, dem Abenteurertum, den politischen und literarisch-künstlerischen Leistungen seines Helden, hat er eine ebenso kenntnisreiche wie hinreißende Liebeserklärung an Winston S. Churchill verfasst. Mit britischer Nonchalance zeigt Johnson, was die Jahrhundertgestalt Churchill jedem von uns heute noch bedeuten kann.
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Erinnerungen der Kaiserin Katharina die Große (Gesamtausgabe)

Von ihr selbst verfasst

Author: Katharina die Grosse

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027217253

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 647

View: 3145

Dieses eBook wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfältig formatiert. Die Ausgabe ist mit interaktiven Inhalt und Begleitinformationen versehen, einfach zu navigieren und gut gegliedert. (Auch als "Erinnerungen der Kaiserin Katharina II von ihr selbst geschrieben" bekannt). Katharina II., genannt Katharina die Große (1729 - 1796), war ab dem 9. Juli 1762 Kaiserin von Russland, Herzogin von Holstein-Gottorf und ab 1793 Herrin von Jever. Sie ist die einzige Herrscherin, welcher in der Geschichtsschreibung der Beiname die Große verliehen wurde. Katharina II. ist eine Repräsentantin des aufgeklärten Absolutismus.
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Gute Prinzessinnen kommen ins Märchen, böse schreiben Geschichte

Von Olga, der Wilden, über Kaiserin Sisi bis zu Gloria von Thurn und Taxis

Author: Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641139848

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 1709

Es war einmal eine wunderschöne Prinzessin, die keine Angst hatte, sich die Hände schmutzig zu machen ... Dornröschen, Schneewittchen, Aschenputtel – Prinzessinnen sind die Heldinnen unserer Kindheit, stets tugendhaft und glücklich bis ans Lebensende ... Von wegen. Denn hinter den Palastmauern ging so Einiges vor sich: Intrigen, Giftmorde, Sexpartys und bizarre Schönheitsrituale. Dieses Lesebuch versammelt Geschichten von echten Prinzessinnen, die alles andere als märchenhaft sind. So z.B. von Olga, »der Wilden«, die mehr als 5.000 Menschen auf dem Gewissen hat. Oder von der afrikanischen Königin Nzinga, die sich einen Harem voller Männer hielt ...
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Queens Consort

England's Medieval Queens from Eleanor of Aquitaine to Elizabeth of York

Author: Lisa Hilton

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480405566

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

View: 7052

“A compelling trek through English history in the company of some remarkable women.” —Kirkus Reviews Though their royal husbands occupy the lion’s share of history books, the queens of early England are fascinating subjects in their own right. Lisa Hilton’s Queens Consort vividly evokes the lives and times of England’s first queens, from Matilda of Flanders and the Norman conquest of England to Elizabeth of York and the beginning of the Tudor dynasty. By profiling twenty different queens, Hilton provides an intricate and dramatic composite of the English monarch: from the ruthless Isabella of France, who violently gained control of England by dispatching Edward II, to the beloved Matilda of Scotland, known for her intelligence and devotion despite her philandering husband, Henry I; and from a girl who was crowned at the age of nine to a commoner who climbed the social ladder at the most opportune moment. Queens Consort dispels many of the myths that have surrounded these women for centuries, while simultaneously illuminating lesser-known facts about their lives.
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The Saxon Chronicle

Author: James Ingram

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5876473529

Category: History

Page: 463

View: 9768

With an English Translation, and Notes, Critical and Explanatory to Which Are Added Chronological, Topographical, and Glossarial Indices. A short grammar of the anglosaxon language; a new map of the England during the heptarchy; plates of coins, & c.
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Six Tudor Queens: Anna of Kleve, Queen of Secrets

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Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472227743

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2873

'This six-book series looks likely to become a landmark in historical fiction' The Times Alison Weir, historian and author of the Sunday Times bestsellers Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen, Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession and Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen, paints a spellbinding portrait of Anna of Kleve, Henry VIII's fourth queen. A GERMAN PRINCESS WITH A GUILTY SECRET. The King is in love with Anna's portrait, but she has none of the accomplishments he seeks in a new bride. She prays she will please Henry, for the balance of power in Europe rests on this marriage alliance. But Anna's past is never far from her thoughts, and the rumours rife at court could be her downfall. Everyone knows the King won't stand for a problem queen. ANNA OF KLEVE THE FOURTH OF HENRY'S QUEENS HER STORY Acclaimed, bestselling historian Alison Weir draws on new evidence to conjure a startling image of Anna as you've never seen her before. A charming, spirited woman, she was loved by all who knew her - and even, ultimately, by the King who rejected her. History tells us she was never crowned. But her story does not end there. SIX TUDOR QUEENS. SIX NOVELS. SIX YEARS. 'Alison Weir makes history come alive as no one else' Barbara Erskine 'Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life' Guardian
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The Chateau of Briis

A Lesson in Love

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472253000

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 6160

The Chateau of Briis: A Lesson in Love by historian Alison Weir is an e-short and companion piece to the Sunday Times bestseller Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession, the second novel in the spellbinding series about Henry VIII's queens. 'May I have the pleasure of your hand in the dance, mademoiselle?' 1515 - Dressed in wine-coloured satin, with her dark hair worn loose, a young Anne Boleyn attends a great ball at the French court. The palace is exquisitely decorated for the occasion, and the hall is full with lords and ladies - the dancing has begun. Anne adores watching the game of courtly love play out before her eyes, though she is not expecting to be thrown into it herself. But moments later, a charming young man named Philippe du Moulin approaches to ask for her hand in the dance. And before she can resist, so begins Anne's first lesson in love. Includes the first chapters of Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession and Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen, the third novel in the Six Tudor Queens series. SIX TUDOR QUEENS. SIX NOVELS. SIX YEARS.
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Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen

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Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472227492

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 4606

*A Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller* Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by bestselling historian Alison Weir, author of The Lost Tudor Princess, is the first in a spellbinding six novel series about Henry VIII's Queens. Alison takes you on an engrossing journey at Katherine's side and shows her extraordinary strength of character and intelligence. Ideal for fans of Philippa Gregory and Elizabeth Chadwick. 'Shatters the many myths about Henry VIII's long-suffering first wife' Tracy Borman 'Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life' Guardian A Spanish princess. Raised to be modest, obedient and devout. Destined to be an English Queen. Six weeks from home across treacherous seas, everything is different: the language, the food, the weather. And for her there is no comfort in any of it. At sixteen-years-old, Catalina is alone among strangers. She misses her mother. She mourns her lost brother. She cannot trust even those assigned to her protection. KATHERINE OF ARAGON. The first of Henry's Queens. Her story. History tells us how she died. This captivating novel shows us how she lived. SIX TUDOR QUEENS. SIX NOVELS. SIX YEARS. Praise for Alison Weir and Katherine of Aragon: 'A tender understanding of and genuine sympathy for this proud, much-loved and honourable Queen. . . I was gripped [from] start to finish' Mavis Cheek 'Well-researched and engrossing' Good Housekeeping 'Yet again, Alison Weir has managed to intertwine profound historical knowledge with huge emotional intelligence, to compose a work that throws light on an endlessly fascinating historical figure. Yet her real gift in all of this is making it feel so fresh and alive' Earl Spencer 'This exquisite book charts the rise and fall of Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine. . . A fascinating insight into this period of our history. Weir's undeniable strength is her immaculate description, enabling the reader to be transported back to Tudor England' Sun 'Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen is a true tour de force. Finely crafted, this novel is wonderful historical fiction and an outstanding introduction to the Six Tudor Queens series' Queen Anne Boleyn Blog 'Known for bestselling historical biographies, Alison Weir is in command of her detail . . . her handling of Katherine's misery and dignified response to her predicament is very touching' Elizabeth Buchan, Daily Mail
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Die Tränen der Königin

Roman

Author: Christopher W. Gortner

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641025850

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 7360

Opulent und ergreifend: ein Roman über Johanna, die letzte Königin Spaniens Mit 13 Jahren erlebt Johanna von Kastilien die Vereinigung des Königreichs Spaniens unter ihren Eltern Isabella und Fernando mit. Intelligent, schön, und stolz auf ihre Herkunft kämpft Johanna gegen ihr Schicksal an, als sie als zukünftige Braut des Habsburgers Philip des Schönen auserwählt wird. Aber als sie in Flandern dem attraktiven und sympathischen Prinzen gegenübersteht schlagen ihre Gefühle um. Doch weiß sie noch nicht, dass dieser Mann, nicht nur die größte Liebe ihres Lebens sein wird, sondern auch ihre bitterste Enttäuschung ...
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The Blackened Heart

The reign of Henry’s first queen is over. Long Live the Queen.

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472235630

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

View: 493

The Blackened Heart by foremost and beloved historian Alison Weir is an e-short and companion piece that bridges the first two novels in the Six Tudor Queens series, Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn. Fans of Philippa Gregory and Elizabeth Chadwick will delight in this mysterious tale, drawn together from fragments of history - and a good dose of speculation. Or is it...? Margery Otwell, a self-made gentleman's young daughter, gets her first taste of courtly life when she takes up a position as chamberer to Lady Peche of Lullingstone Castle. Dances, music, feasting - and a seduction - follow, and Margery learns the rules of courtly love the hard way. Saved from disgrace by the kindly Sir John Peche, Margery finds herself at court waiting on Queen Katherine. Little does Margery know that she is already a pawn in a game of power, irrevocably bound to the fall of the lady she will come to love as her mistress, Queen and friend. Praise for Alison Weir and Katherine of Aragon: 'A tender understanding of and genuine sympathy for this proud, much-loved and honourable Queen. . . I was gripped [from] start to finish' Mavis Cheek 'Well-researched and engrossing' Good Housekeeping 'Shatters the many myths about Henry VIII's long-suffering first wife' Tracy Borman 'Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life' Guardian 'Yet again, Alison Weir has managed to intertwine profound historical knowledge with huge emotional intelligence, to compose a work that throws light on an endlessly fascinating historical figure. Yet her real gift in all of this is making it feel so fresh and alive' Earl Spencer 'Alison Weir clearly admires her heroine . . . meticulously researched' The Times 'This exquisite book charts the rise and fall of Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine. . . A fascinating insightinto this period of our history. Weir's undeniable strength is her immaculate description, enabling the reader to be transported back to Tudor England' Sun 'Weir manages to untangle the complex web of 16th-century politics, shown through Katherine's duties as ambassador, and her astute reading of the games being played. This adds greatly to the heft of the character, demonstrating what a competent woman she was becoming' Herald Scotland 'Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen is a true tour de force. Finely crafted, this novel is wonderfulhistorical fiction and an outstanding introduction to the Six Tudor Queens series' Queen Anne Boleyn Blog 'Known for bestselling historical biographies, Alison Weir is in command of her detail . . . her handling of Katherine's misery and dignified response to her predicament is very touching' Elizabeth Buchan, Daily Mail
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Arthur: Prince of the Roses

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472235622

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

View: 4458

Arthur: Prince of the Roses by bestselling historian Alison Weir is an e-short and companion piece to her stunning novel, Katherine of Aragon, the first in a spellbinding six-novel series about Henry VIII's Queens. Fans of Philippa Gregory and Elizabeth Chadwick will love this insight into the story of this ill-fated Tudor prince. 'You are the first prince of my line, the Tudor line.' Arthur, the first Tudor prince, is raised to believe that he will inherit a kingdom destined to be his through an ancient royal bloodline. He is the second Arthur, named for the legendary hero-king of Camelot. To be a worthy ruler, he must excel at everything - and show no weakness. But Arthur is not strong, and the hopes of England weigh heavy on his slight shoulders. And, all the while, his little brother Harry, the favoured, golden son, is waiting in the wings. Praise for Alison Weir and Katherine of Aragon: 'A tender understanding of and genuine sympathy for this proud, much-loved and honourable Queen. . . I was gripped [from] start to finish' Mavis Cheek 'Well-researched and engrossing' Good Housekeeping 'Yet again, Alison Weir has managed to intertwine profound historical knowledge with huge emotional intelligence, to compose a work that throws light on an endlessly fascinating historical figure. Yet her real gift in all of this is making it feel so fresh and alive' Earl Spencer 'This exquisite book charts the rise and fall of Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine. . . A fascinating insight into this period of our history. Weir's undeniable strength is her immaculate description, enabling the reader to be transported back to Tudor England' Sun 'Weir manages to untangle the complex web of 16th-century politics, shown through Katherine's duties as ambassador, and her astute reading of the games being played. This adds greatly to the heft of the character, demonstrating what a competent woman she was becoming' Herald Scotland 'Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen is a true tour de force. Finely crafted, this novel is wonderful historical fiction and an outstanding introduction to the Six Tudor Queens series' Queen Anne Boleyn Blog 'Known for bestselling historical biographies, Alison Weir is in command of her detail . . . her handling of Katherine's misery and dignified response to her predicament is very touching' Elizabeth Buchan, Daily Mail
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Six Tudor Queens: Anne Boleyn, A King's Obsession

Six Tudor Queens 2

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472227646

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 9133

*THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER* Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession by bestselling historian Alison Weir, author of Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen, is the second captivating novel in the Six Tudor Queens series. An unforgettable portrait of the ambitious woman whose fate we know all too well, but whose true motivations may surprise you. Essential reading for fans of Philippa Gregory and Elizabeth Chadwick. 'A triumph of fine detail and research and offers a complex depiction of an endlessly fascinating woman' Elizabeth Fremantle 'Anne Boleyn as you have never seen her before. I could not put it down' Tracy Borman 'Alison Weir makes history come alive as no one else' Barbara Erskine The young woman who changed the course of history. Fresh from the palaces of Burgundy and France, Anne draws attention at the English court, embracing the play of courtly love. But when the King commands, nothing is ever a game. Anne has a spirit worthy of a crown - and the crown is what she seeks. At any price. ANNE BOLEYN. The second of Henry's Queens. Her story. History tells us why she died. This powerful novel shows her as she lived. SIX TUDOR QUEENS. SIX NOVELS. SIX YEARS. The third novel in Alison Weir's spellbinding Six Tudor Queens series: Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen - coming May 2018 Praise for Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession: 'Alison Weir has brought English history's most famous 'other woman' compellingly to life' Linda Porter 'Detailed, immaculately researched and convincing' The Times 'Weir's outstanding and sound historical research shines through, shedding new light on England's most controversial queen' Nicola Tallis
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MACBETH (Zweisprachige Ausgabe: Deutsch-Englisch)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027214696

Category: Drama

Page: 280

View: 1984

"Macbeth" ist eine um 1606 von William Shakespeare verfasste Tragödie und eines seiner bekanntesten Werke. Sie beschreibt den Aufstieg des königlichen Heerführers Macbeth zum König von Schottland, seinen Wandel zum Tyrannen und seinen Fall. - Macbeth is a play by William Shakespeare probably written between 1603 and 1607 and first published in 1623. The work tells the story of a brave Scottish general named Macbeth who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. - William Shakespeare (1564-1616) war ein englischer Dramatiker, Lyriker und Schauspieler. Seine Komödien und Tragödien gehören zu den bedeutendsten und am meisten aufgeführten und verfilmten Bühnenstücken der Weltliteratur. - William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
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De nobilitate et praecellentia foeminei sexus

Author: Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 9783826012624

Category: Feminism

Page: 113

View: 1962

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Six Tudor Queens: Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen

Six Tudor Queens 3

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472227697

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 6114

'This brilliant book is a bombshell! Jane Seymour the shy mouse type? Think again!' Kate Williams Alison Weir, historian and author of the Sunday Times bestsellers Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen and Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession, draws an enthralling portrait of Jane Seymour, Henry VIII's third queen, as you've never seen her before. Essential reading for fans of Philippa Gregory and Elizabeth Chadwick. 'This six-book series looks likely to become a landmark in historical fiction' The Times THE WOMAN HAUNTED BY THE FATE OF HER PREDECESSOR. Eleven days after the death of Anne Boleyn, Jane is dressing for her wedding to the King. She has witnessed at first hand how courtly play can quickly turn to danger and knows she must bear a son . . . or face ruin. This new Queen must therefore step out from the shadows cast by Katherine and Anne. In doing so, can she expose a gentler side to the brutal King? JANE SEYMOUR THE THIRD OF HENRY'S QUEENS HER STORY Acclaimed, bestselling historian Alison Weir draws on new research for her captivating novel, which paints a compelling portrait of Jane and casts fresh light on both traditional and modern perceptions of her. Jane was driven by the strength of her faith and a belief that she might do some good in a wicked world. History tells us how she died. This spellbinding novel explores the life she lived. SIX TUDOR QUEENS. SIX NOVELS. SIX YEARS. Readers love the SIX TUDOR QUEENS series: 'Alison Weir is such a good author I can hardly put it down' 'An extremely refreshing take on a very well-known period of history' 'Can't wait for the next one in the series' 'Weir really captures the essence of the people, I could envisage and understand all of them, this really is history brought to life'
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The Kings & Queens of Anglo-Saxon England

Author: Timothy Venning

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445624591

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 3787

The Anglo-Saxon era is one of the most important in English history, covering the period from the end of Roman authority in the British Isles to the Norman Conquest of 1066 in which the very idea of England was born.
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The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic

Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608108181

Category: History

Page: 463

View: 601

Aufstieg und Untergang der Römischen Republik: Mit stilistischer Brillanz und historischem Scharfsinn erzählt Tom Holland die römische Geschichte von ihren etruskischen Anfängen bis zur Ermordung Caesars. »Erzählte Geschichte vom Feinsten. Ein Buch, das mich wirklich gefesselt hat.« Ian McEwan »Eine atemberaubende und glänzend geschriebene Gesamtschau der Machtkämpfe im Rom von Caesar und Cicero.« Uwe Walter »Eine packende, spannende und ungemein unterhaltsame Darstellung der römischen Republik.« Books of the Year, Sunday Times »Tom Holland erzählt den Untergang der römischen Republik neu: ein geistreiches Werk. Hochaktuell.« Independent on Sunday
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