Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin

By Paul U. Unschuld

Dieses Buch erläutert Ursprung und Geschichte der Chinesischen Medizin von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Es schildert ihre Entwicklung als perfect eines Teils der kaiserzeitlichen Oberschicht und als Gegenentwurf zu dem bis in die Gegenwart weit verbreiteten Glauben an den Einfluss von Göttern, Ahnen und Dämonen. Es erläutert die schwindende Bedeutung dieser Medizin durch die chinesische Reformpolitik mit der Bevorzugung westlicher Wissenschaft im 20. Jahrhundert und beschreibt die kreative Rezeption so genannter Traditioneller Chinesischer Medizin in den westlichen Industrienationen seit den 1970er Jahren.

Show description

Continue reading

Tintentod

By Cornelia Funke

Wenige Wochen sind vergangen, seit die Weißen Frauen Staubfinger mitgenommen haben. Meggie und ihre Eltern leben auf einem verlassenen Hof in den Hügeln östlich von Ombra. An diesem friedlichen Ort lässt sich speedy vergessen, used to be auf der Nachtburg geschehen ist. Doch in der Dunkelheit, wenn Meggie am Fenster steht und auf Farid wartet, hört sie den Eichelhäher schreien. Und dann verschwindet ihr Vater mit dem Schwarzen Prinzen und dem Starken Mann im Wald, denn er muss dafür sorgen, dass die Schatten über Ombra weichen...

Note: Retail Quality

Show description

Continue reading

The History of the German Steel Helmet (1916-1945)

By Ludwig Baer

This can be the bible of amassing German helmets. Out of print and tough to discover. The pictures are a bit darkish yet that could be the single flaw in a booklet that covers the advance and background of the German warfare helmet. an exceptional reference e-book. Readers can also seek advice from 2 books via Kelly Hicks of VA, those volumes be aware of the helmets of the SS. Hicks is a famous US collector and ideal authority at the German SS helmet. His books are 'SS Helmets', collector publications, Vol 1 and a couple of, and are produced via Reddick firms in TX. those 3 books are crucial for the WW2 militaria collector.

Show description

Continue reading

Day In Day Out: A Novel

By Terezia Mora

In a scruffy park of a West ecu city, a guy in an ill-fitting trench coat is located putting by means of the toes, half-dead.

This is Abel Nema, the enigmatic but interesting protagonist of Terézia Mora’s the world over acclaimed novel, a linguistic phenomenon who can converse ten languages perfectly yet whose grip on truth is slowly slipping away. on the grounds that his self-imposed exile from his Balkan place of birth ten years prior, he has been creating a lifestyles between fellow refugees: a bunch of bohemian jazz musicians, an eccentric scholar of old historical past, and a gang of younger Gypsies. His associates one of the locals comprise a neighbor who claims to have visited heaven (and introduces Abel to hallucinogens), the sordid characters who common the local intercourse bar, and a splendidly zany relations he joins whilst, desirous to expand his residency let, he enters right into a fictive marriage. but via all of it he continues to be surprisingly hole: for all his languages he has little humanity to place into words.

Day In Day Out, Terézia Mora’s fierce and gorgeous debut novel, is right away an evocation of the newly multicultural Europe and an exploration of a deeply disturbed person. it's a prose labyrinth of infrequent poetic strength that marks its writer as an important new voice in modern fiction.

Show description

Continue reading

Überwachtes Deutschland: Post- und Telefonüberwachung in der alten Bundesrepublik

By Josef Foschepoth

Postzensur und Telefon- und Internetüberwachung sind Kennzeichen autoritärer Staaten und Diktaturen. Der NSA-Abhörskandal beweist jedoch, dass auch in westlichen Demokratien großflächig abgehört und spioniert wird. Die Grundlagen für die Spionage der united states auf deutschem Boden bestehen bereits seit den 1950er-Jahren. Massenweise Postsendungen wurden geöffnet, beschlagnahmt und vernichtet, allein a hundred Millionen aus der DDR. Josef Foschepoth zeigt: Die Bundesrepublik warfare ein straff organisierter und effizient arbeitender Überwachungsstaat. Dieses Buch ist nicht nur die erste wissenschaftlich fundierte Geschichte der Überwachung des publish- und Telefonverkehrs in der alten Bundesrepublik, es liefert auch die historischen Hintergründe des aktuellen Geheimdienst-Skandals.

Millionen und Abermillionen Postsendungen wurden Jahr für Jahr ausgewertet und teilweise vernichtet. Millionen und Abermillionen Telefonate wurden abgehört – von und im Auftrag der ehemaligen Besatzungsmächte, aber auch von den Westdeutschen selbst. Nahezu alle eingehende put up aus der DDR und massenweise Briefe und Pakete aus anderen osteuropäischen und kommunistischen Staaten wurden angehalten und zensiert. Die Telefon-, Fernschreib- und Telegrafenleitungen zwischen der DDR und der Bundesrepublik, in die übrigen osteuropäischen Staaten sowie ins westliche Ausland wurden systematisch überwacht und abgehört. Die alte Bundesrepublik zwischen 1949 und 1989 struggle ein großer, effizienter und effektiver Überwachungsstaat.

Das Buch liefert neue Erkenntnisse aufgrund einer umfassenden und intensiven Auswertung von bislang nicht erforschten, zumeist unzugänglichen und vielfach noch als geheim eingestuften Akten der Bundesregierung und der ehemaligen Besatzungsmächte united states und Großbritannien. Es wird deutlich: Die Geschichte der Bundesrepublik ist noch nicht geschrieben.

Show description

Continue reading

Foreign Front: Third World Politics in Sixties West Germany (Radical Perspectives)

By Quinn Slobodian

It is usually asserted that West German New Leftists "discovered the 3rd international" within the pivotal decade of the Sixties. Quinn Slobodian upsets that storyline through starting with participants from the 3rd global themselves: scholars from Africa, Asia, and Latin the United States who arrived on West German campuses in huge numbers within the early Nineteen Sixties. They have been the 1st to mobilize German early life in protest opposed to acts of country violence and injustice perpetrated past Europe and North the United States. The activism of the overseas scholars served as a version for West German scholars, catalyzing social hobbies and influencing modes of competition to the Vietnam warfare. In flip, the West Germans provided the foreign scholars cohesion and secure areas for his or her dissident engagements. This collaboration helped the West German scholars to boost a extra nuanced, empathetic knowing of the 3rd global, not only as a website of discomfort, poverty, and violence, but additionally because the domestic of politicized people with the means and may to talk of their personal names.

Show description

Continue reading

Walpurgisnacht

By Gustav Meyrink

Comedian, outstanding and ugly, Walpurgisnacht makes use of Prague because the environment for a conflict among German officialdom immured within the historic fort above the Moldau, and a Czech revolution seething within the urban lower than. Written in 1917, Walpurgisnacht maintains the message of the fairway Face, of a decadent society on the point of cave in and of a Europe prior salvation. In it we see Meyrink's extraordinary narrative powers at their peak.

Show description

Continue reading

The Bitter Taste of Victory: Life, Love, and Art in the Ruins of the Reich

When Germany surrendered in might 1945 it used to be a country diminished to rubble. instantly, the USA, Britain, Soviet Russia, and France set approximately rebuilding of their zones of career. so much pressing have been actual needs--food, water, and sanitation--but from the beginning the Allies have been additionally apprehensive to indoctrinate the German humans within the rules of peace and civilization.

Denazification and reeducation will be key to destiny peace, and the humanities have been an important courses to replacement, much less militaristic methods of lifestyles. In a unprecedented extension of international relations, over the following 4 years, many writers, artists, actors, and filmmakers have been dispatched by means of Britain and the USA to aid rebuild the rustic their governments had spent years bombing. Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, Marlene Dietrich, George Orwell, Lee Miller, W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender, Billy Wilder, and others undertook the problem of reconfiguring German society. in spite of everything, lots of them grew to become disenchanted through the distinction among the destruction they have been witnessing and the cool politics of reconstruction.

While they could have had much less impression on Germany than Germany had on them, the reviews of those celebrated figures, by no means ahead of advised, supply a completely clean view of post-war Europe. The sour style of Victory is a superb and critical addition to the literature of global battle II.

Show description

Continue reading

Forgotten Fatherland: The Search for Elisabeth Nietzsche

By Ben Macintyre, Cara Shores

In 1886 Elisabeth Nietzsche, Friedrich's bigoted, imperious sister, based a 'racially pure' colony in Paraguay including a band of blond-haired fellow Germans. Over a century later, Ben Macintyre sought out the survivors of Nueva Germania to find the is still of this weird and wonderful colony. Forgotten Fatherland vividly recounts his onerous experience finding the survivors, whereas additionally tracing the vibrant background of Elisabeth's go back to Europe, the place she encouraged the legendary cult of her brother's philosophy and later turned a mentor to Hitler. Brilliantly researched and mordantly humorous, this can be an illuminating portrait of a forgotten humans and of a girl whose deep impression at the 20th century can in basic terms now be totally understood.

Show description

Continue reading