Kategorie: Disziplinen und Ansätze

The Historical Junkyards of Cairo

By Shehab Ismail. The city of Cairo was surrounded by human-made mounds composed of rubbish and debris that had been piling up on the same spots for centuries. This blog post narrates how the author encountered the rubbish mounds during his research on the history of sanitation in Cairo. It explores two materials that were commonly found in the city’s dumpsters: archeological finds and organic fertilizers.

16. Januar 1621: Kaiserliche Gnade für Mähren?

Während sich in Prag die kaiserliche Macht weiter stabilisierte, war noch unklar, welches Schicksal Mähren zu erwarten hatte. Noch gab es auch Truppen, die unter dem Kommando der mährischen Stände standen. Welche Möglichkeiten hatten die Mähren, was konnten sie jetzt noch tun? In dieser Situation wandte sich am 16. Januar 1621 Graf Thurn an die mährischen Stände1. Er hatte kurz zuvor Bethlen Gabor, den Fürsten von Siebenbürgen und König von Ungarn (als der er sich anstelle des Habsburgers sah), getroffen. Diese Zusammenkunft und die … „16. Januar 1621: Kaiserliche Gnade für Mähren?“ weiterlesen

An Ancient Church Father and his Victorian Audience: Christian von Bunsen’s Unusual Work on Hippolytus of Rome and its Influence on Nineteenth-Century Debates

[T]he amiable curates were politely requested to dribble out a few drops from the full fountain of their patristic lore, that poor benighted Farmer Giles in his chimney-corner might read, for the first time in his life, the talismanic name of Hippolytu…

The Ideological Origins of American Insurrection

In the preface to the 50th anniversary edition of his Pulitzer prize winning study, The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, the Harvard historian Bernard Bailyn reflects back on his book’s original argument of 1967, one based on an unprecedented attention to the language and rhetoric of the manifold political pamphlets that circulated in the American colonies between 1760 and 1776. Towards the end of his retrospection, Bailyn underlines …

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