Eine Geschichte der Welt in 100 Objekten

Author: Neil MacGregor

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406621481

Category: History

Page: 816

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"In diesem Buch machen wir uns auf zu einer Reise zurück in die Vergangenheit und quer über den Globus, um zu erfahren, wie die Menschen in den letzten zwei Millionen Jahren unsere Welt geprägt haben und ihrerseits von ihr geprägt wurden. Diese Geschichte wird ausschließlich erzählt durch Dinge, die Menschen gemacht haben Objekete, die mit großer Sorgfalt hergestellt und dann entweder bewundert und bewahrt oder benutzt, beschädigt und weggeworfen wurden. Ich habe einfach hundert Objekte von verschiedenen Punkten unserer Reise ausgewählt die Bandbreite reicht vom Kochtopf bis zur goldenen Galeone, vom steinzeitlichen Werkzeug bis zur Kreditkarte." Neil MacGregor "Dieses Buch ist so schön, so klug und so richtungweisend, dass es eigentlich in jede Bibliothek gehört." Tim Sommer, art Das Kunstmagazin "MacGregors Geschichte der Welt in 100 Objekten ist eines der wundervollsten Sachbücher der letzten Jahrzehnte." Alexander Cammann, Literaturen "Diese Geschichten sollten nie aufhören." Elisabeth von Thadden, DIE ZEIT "Macht süchtig." Tilman Spreckelsen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung
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A History of the World in 100 Objects

Author: Neil MacGregor

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141966831

Category: History

Page: 640

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This book takes a dramatically original approach to the history of humanity, using objects which previous civilisations have left behind them, often accidentally, as prisms through which we can explore past worlds and the lives of the men and women who lived in them. The book's range is enormous. It begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and ends with an object from the 21st century which represents the world we live in today. Neil MacGregor's aim is not simply to describe these remarkable things, but to show us their significance - how a stone pillar tells us about a great Indian emperor preaching tolerance to his people, how Spanish pieces of eight tell us about the beginning of a global currency or how an early Victorian tea-set tells us about the impact of empire. Each chapter immerses the reader in a past civilisation accompanied by an exceptionally well-informed guide. Seen through this lens, history is a kaleidoscope - shifting, interconnected, constantly surprising, and shaping our world today in ways that most of us have never imagined. An intellectual and visual feast, it is one of the most engrossing and unusual history books published in years.
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Deutschland

Erinnerungen einer Nation

Author: Neil MacGregor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783406679209

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Page: 640

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Shakespeares ruhelose Welt

Author: Neil MacGregor

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406652883

Category: History

Page: 347

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Während Shakespeare unvergängliche Werke wie «Romeo und Julia», «Hamlet» oder «Othello» schrieb, ging die Welt durch eine Epoche tiefgreifender Veränderungen. Seit der Entdeckung Amerikas hatten sich die Horizonte Europas dramatisch erweitert, die Reformation spaltete die Christenheit, ein ganzes Weltbild geriet ins Wanken. Neil MacGregor führt uns mitten hinein in diese aufregende Zeit – und mitten hinein in die Stücke William Shakespeares. Ob er uns das Schwert eines Edelmanns oder die Wollmütze eines Handwerksburschen, einen Glaskelch aus Venedig oder Münzen aus Marrakesch vorstellt – immer weiß Neil MacGregor in den zwanzig Kapiteln dieses Buches eines der Themen zu illuminieren, die Shakespeares Zeitalter prägten: die Globalisierung, die Glaubenskämpfe, die Pest, der Islam, die Magie – und uns zugleich vertraut zu machen mit einem der aufregendsten Dichter der Weltliteratur. Das Resultat ist ein hinreißend lebendiges, glänzend geschriebenes und in vielem überraschendes Portrait der gefährlich aufgewühlten Welt von William Shakespeare.
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Leben mit den Göttern

Author: Neil MacGregor

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406725422

Category: Religion

Page: 542

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Ein 40.000 Jahre alter Löwenmann aus Elfenbein, eine goldene Gibla aus dem 16. Jahrhundert, ein Kreuz aus Lampedusa – mit unnachahmlicher Meisterschaft bringt Neil MacGregor all diese faszinierenden Objekte zum Sprechen. Sein neues Buch nimmt uns mit auf eine unvergessliche Reise durch die Welt der Götter und Religionen. Von der frühen Verehrung von Feuer, Wasser und Sonne über Feste am Ganges und Pilgerfahrten im Orient bis zu den blutigen Kämpfen, die bis auf den heutigen Tag in ihrem Namen ausgetragen werden, erzählt es, wie der Glaube an die Götter das Leben der Menschen geprägt hat. Keine einzige menschliche Gesellschaft ist ohne Vorstellungen davon, woher sie kommt, welchen Platz sie in der Welt einnimmt und auf welche besondere Weise und durch die Einhaltung welcher Regeln sie mit dem Ewigen verbunden ist. Von der Arktis bis nach Japan, von Indien bis Peru, von Afrika bis Schottland folgt dieses opulent bebilderte Buch den Spuren der Götter im Leben der Gesellschaften und der Einzelnen. Gerade indem es die zahllosen Geschichten und Mythen, die es überall auf der Welt gibt, nebeneinander stellt und miteinander vergleicht, macht es uns überraschend klar, wieviel Gemeinsames in den ganz unterschiedlichen Erzählungen, Ritualen, Opfern, Sehnsüchten und Ängsten steckt, die unser Leben mit den Göttern seit Jahrtausenden hervorgebracht hat.
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A History of Football in 100 Objects

Author: Gavin Mortimer

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847659055

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 503

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What does a turnip have in common with a pair of 500 sunglasses? They've both played a pivotal role in football history. Following on from Neil MacGregor's groundbreaking The History of the World in 100 Objects, Gavin Mortimer provides a quirky and unique take on the beautiful game told through its defining objects. A History of Football in 100 Objects begins on the momentous day in October 1863 when several men in frock coats formed the Football Association. Ever since, the sport has continually evolved - and created new ways to thrill and infuriate its billions of followers along the way. If you've ever wanted to know when footballers started to feign injury, why an old sock helped Pel become a global legend or how a draper's letter changed football, you'll find the answer in this fascinating history of invention, ingenuity, indiscipline - and sometimes inebriation. From the inaugural red card to a Buddhist shrine, each of the objects selected gives us an intimate glimpse of an unexpected truth behind footie mythology.
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A History of the Church in 100 Objects

Author: Mike Aquilina,Grace Aquilina

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 1594717516

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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The star of Bethlehem exemplifies the birth of Jesus, the Wittenberg Door is synonymous with the Protestant Reformation, and “the pill” symbolizes the sexual revolution. It’s “stuff” that helps tell the story of Christianity. In this unique, rich, and eye-catching book, popular Catholic author and EWTN host Mike Aquilina tells the Christian story through the examination of 100 objects and places. Some, like Michelangelo's Pietà, are priceless works of art. Others, like a union membership pen, don’t hold much monetary value. But through each of them, Aquilina offers a memorable and rewarding look at the history of the Church. When Catholics tell their story, they don’t just write it in books. They preserve it in memorials, monuments, artifacts, and museums. They build grand basilicas to house tiny relics. In this stunning book, Aquilina, together with his writer-daughter Grace, show how the history of the Church didn’t take place shrouded in the mists of time. It actually happened and continues to happen through things that we can see and sometimes hold in our hand. The Christian answer to Neil MacGregor's New York Times bestseller A History of the World in 100 Objects, Aquilina’s A History of the Church in 100 Objects introduces you to: The Cave of the Nativity (the importance of history, memory, and all things tangible) Catacomb niches (the importance of Rome, bones, and relics of the faith) Ancient Map of the World (the undoing of myths about medieval science) Stained Glass (representative of Gothic cathedrals) The Holy Grail (Romance literature and the emergence of writing for the laity) Loaves and fish (a link from Jesus to the sacrament of the Eucharist) The Wittenberg Door (Martin Luther and the onset of the Reformation) Each of these and the 93 other items and places in the book tell part of the Christian story. Each is an essential piece of the story of our salvation. God makes himself known and accessible through material things, always accommodating himself to our condition. It is, after all, the condition he created for us—spiritual and material—and the form he assumed for our salvation.
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Das Leben im Mittelalter

Author: Robert Fossier

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492973957

Category: History

Page: 496

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Sein Leben lang hat sich der große französische Historiker Robert Fossier mit dem Mittelalter beschäftigt. Jetzt legt er, als Höhepunkt seines Lebenswerks, ein unkonventionelles Buch über das Leben im Mittelalter vor. »Ich rede von all dem, was sonst nicht zur Sprache kommt: vom Regen und dem Feuer, vom Wein und den alltäglichen Ritualen, vom Umgang mit der Natur und den Tieren, von der Hacke und der Ernte: also von all dem, was den Menschen im Mittelalter wirklich bewegt hat.« Fossier zeigt uns ein Mittelalter, das alles andere ist als finster, und macht uns bekannt mit Menschen, die gar nicht so anders sind als wir, trotz des halben Jahrtausends, das uns von ihnen trennt.
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A History of Women in 100 Objects

Author: Maggie Andrews,Janis Lomas

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750987197

Category: History

Page: 352

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The history of the world has been told in objects. But what about the objects that tell the history of women? What are the items that symbolize the journey of women from second-class citizens with no legal rights, no vote and no official status to the powerful people they are today? And what are the objects that still oppress women? From the corset to the pill, the typewriter to the first pair of women’s trousers and the invention of IVF – there are objects through history that document the developing role of women in society. This story is told here by two leading historians with a lightness of touch that will appeal to all those interested in women’s history, whatever their age.
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A History of New York in 101 Objects

Author: Sam Roberts

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476728801

Category: History

Page: 336

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“Delightfully surprising….A portable virtual museum…an entertaining stroll through the history of one of the world’s great cities” (Kirkus Reviews), told through 101 distinctive objects that span the history of New York, almost all reproduced in luscious, full color. Inspired by A History of the World in 100 Objects, Sam Roberts of The New York Times chose fifty objects that embody the narrative of New York for a feature article in the paper. Many more suggestions came from readers, and so Roberts has expanded the list to 101. Here are just a few of what this keepsake volume offers: -The Flushing Remonstrance, a 1657 petition for religious freedom that was a precursor to the First Amendment to the Constitution. -Beads from the African Burial Ground, 1700s. Slavery was legal in New York until 1827, although many free blacks lived in the city. The African Burial Ground closed in 1792 and was only recently rediscovered. -The bagel, early 1900s. The quintessential and undisputed New York food (excepting perhaps the pizza). -The Automat vending machine, 1912. Put a nickel in the slot and get a cup of coffee or a piece of pie. It was the early twentieth century version of fast food. -The “I Love NY” logo designed by Milton Glaser in 1977 for a campaign to increase tourism. Along with Saul Steinberg’s famous New Yorker cover depicting a New Yorker’s view of the world, it was perhaps the most famous and most frequently reproduced graphic symbol of the time. Unique, sometimes whimsical, always important, A History of New York in 101 Objects is a beautiful chronicle of the remarkable history of the Big Apple. “The story [Sam Roberts] is telling is that of New York, and he nails it” (Daily News, New York).
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A History of the Universe in 100 Objects

Author: James Goss,Steve Tribe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1849904812

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Presents the history of the "Doctor Who" television universe through one hundred objects, including the Ultima machine, the Mona Lisa, TARDIS, and axonite.
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A History of Cricket in 100 Objects

Author: Gavin Mortimer

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847659594

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Once the preserve of the English, now, for nations the world over, summertime means cricket bats to be oiled, rain forecasts analysed and tea in the pavilion. Cricket has enthralled us since the seventeenth century. But what is it about the game that provokes such fervour? Award-winning sports author Gavin Mortimer calls together a cast of salt-of-the-earth Yorkshiremen, American billionaires and dashing Indian princes to tell the strange and remarkable tale of cricket's journey from medieval village sport of 'club-ball' to the global media circus graced by superstars from Denis Compton to Sachin Tendulkar. If you've ever wanted to know what a hoop skirt has to do with overarm bowling, why England fight Australia over a burnt bail, or how to avoid tickling a jaffa in the corridor of uncertainty, Mortimer chalks up a stunning century of tales in the first truly accessible global history of cricket.
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A History of Stirling in 100 Objects

Author: Elspeth King

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9780752459325

Category: History

Page: 144

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A History of the World in 100 Objects by the British Museum and the BBC is a project which has fired the public imagination throughout the land. This is the first published tribute act, demonstrating that the local, the national, and the international are always present, wherever the place, and that the world is where we live. This enthralling book features 100 objects—all from the archive of the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum—that each tell a fascinating history of Stirling. It will appeal to everyone interested in finding out more about the people, places, and past practices of Stirling through the artefacts and relics of times gone by.
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