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The American Revolution

Author : Gordon S. Wood
ISBN : 1588361586
Genre : History
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “An elegant synthesis done by the leading scholar in the field, which nicely integrates the work on the American Revolution over the last three decades but never loses contact with the older, classic questions that we have been arguing about for over two hundred years.”—Joseph J. Ellis, author of Founding Brothers A magnificent account of the revolution in arms and consciousness that gave birth to the American republic. When Abraham Lincoln sought to define the significance of the United States, he naturally looked back to the American Revolution. He knew that the Revolution not only had legally created the United States, but also had produced all of the great hopes and values of the American people. Our noblest ideals and aspirations-our commitments to freedom, constitutionalism, the well-being of ordinary people, and equality-came out of the Revolutionary era. Lincoln saw as well that the Revolution had convinced Americans that they were a special people with a special destiny to lead the world toward liberty. The Revolution, in short, gave birth to whatever sense of nationhood and national purpose Americans have had. No doubt the story is a dramatic one: Thirteen insignificant colonies three thousand miles from the centers of Western civilization fought off British rule to become, in fewer than three decades, a huge, sprawling, rambunctious republic of nearly four million citizens. But the history of the American Revolution, like the history of the nation as a whole, ought not to be viewed simply as a story of right and wrong from which moral lessons are to be drawn. It is a complicated and at times ironic story that needs to be explained and understood, not blindly celebrated or condemned. How did this great revolution come about? What was its character? What were its consequences? These are the questions this short history seeks to answer. That it succeeds in such a profound and enthralling way is a tribute to Gordon Wood’s mastery of his subject, and of the historian’s craft. From the Hardcover edition.

Sie Schufen Amerika

Author : Joseph J. Ellis
ISBN : 3406528295
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T Rme Und Pl Tze

Author : Niall Ferguson
ISBN : 9783843716543
Genre : History
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Die Welt war schon immer vernetzt, sagt der renommierte Historiker Niall Ferguson. In seiner brillanten Analyse der sozialen Netzwerke seit der frühen Neuzeit zeigt er, welche politische und wirtschaftliche Rolle sie in der Weltgeschichte seit jeher spielen. Wir haben uns längst daran gewöhnt, in einer vernetzten Welt zu leben. Was wir oft übersehen: Soziale Netzwerke sind kein Phänomen der Gegenwart. Vielmehr haben Netzwerke aller Arten - die Aktivitäten auf den "Plätzen" - schon über Jahrhunderte hinweg die "Türme" der Herrschaftssysteme und Machtapparate beeinflusst oder gar zum Einsturz gebracht. Spanische Forscher und Eroberer stießen ganze Imperien in den Abgrund. Deutsche Buchdrucker untergruben das päpstliche Religionsmonopol. Spione, Banker, Wissenschaftler oder gar Freimaurer forderten die politischen Machthaber heraus. Niall Ferguson zeigt, dass solche Vernetzungen unterhalb der Machtebene der lang übersehene Schlüssel zum Verständnis der Geschichte sind, analysiert aber auch moderne Netzwerke wie Facebook, Google oder den "IS". Sein Fazit: Hierarchisch organisierte Staaten und Institutionen können sich nur dann dauerhaft halten, wenn sie es schaffen, sich mit den modernen Netzwerken zu arrangieren.

Der Balkan

Author : Mark Mazower
ISBN : 3833300817
Genre : Balkan Peninsula
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The Square And The Tower

Author : Niall Ferguson
ISBN : 9780735222922
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The instant New York Times bestseller. A brilliant recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we're living through, as a collision between old power hierarchies and new social networks. “Captivating and compelling.” —The New York Times "Niall Ferguson has again written a brilliant book...In 400 pages you will have restocked your mind. Do it." —The Wall Street Journal “The Square and the Tower, in addition to being provocative history, may prove to be a bellwether work of the Internet Age.” —Christian Science Monitor Most history is hierarchical: it's about emperors, presidents, prime ministers and field marshals. It's about states, armies and corporations. It's about orders from on high. Even history "from below" is often about trade unions and workers' parties. But what if that's simply because hierarchical institutions create the archives that historians rely on? What if we are missing the informal, less well documented social networks that are the true sources of power and drivers of change? The 21st century has been hailed as the Age of Networks. However, in The Square and the Tower, Niall Ferguson argues that networks have always been with us, from the structure of the brain to the food chain, from the family tree to freemasonry. Throughout history, hierarchies housed in high towers have claimed to rule, but often real power has resided in the networks in the town square below. For it is networks that tend to innovate. And it is through networks that revolutionary ideas can contagiously spread. Just because conspiracy theorists like to fantasize about such networks doesn't mean they are not real. From the cults of ancient Rome to the dynasties of the Renaissance, from the founding fathers to Facebook, The Square and the Tower tells the story of the rise, fall and rise of networks, and shows how network theory--concepts such as clustering, degrees of separation, weak ties, contagions and phase transitions--can transform our understanding of both the past and the present. Just as The Ascent of Money put Wall Street into historical perspective, so The Square and the Tower does the same for Silicon Valley. And it offers a bold prediction about which hierarchies will withstand this latest wave of network disruption--and which will be toppled.

Kleine Geschichte Der Katholischen Kirche

Author : Hans Küng
ISBN : 3833302372
Genre : Church history
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Encyclopedia Of U S Political History

Author : Andrew Robertson
ISBN : 9780872893207
Genre : History
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Kleine Geschichte Des Islam

Author : Karen Armstrong
ISBN : 3833301708
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Das Alte Europa 1660 1789

Author : T. C. W. Blanning
ISBN : 3896785516
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Reise Eines Naturforschers Um Die Welt

Author : Charles Darwin
ISBN : UOM:39015069714445
Genre : Beagle Expedition
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