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A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918 by G. J. Meyer PDF

By G. J. Meyer

ISBN-10: 0553382403

ISBN-13: 9780553382402

The 1st global struggle is one among history’s maximum tragedies. during this striking and intimate account, writer G. J. Meyer attracts on exhaustive study to deliver to existence the tale of the way the nice struggle decreased Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million humans, and cracked the principles of the realm we are living in today.

The First global conflict is one in every of history’s maximum tragedies. during this outstanding and intimate account, writer G. J. Meyer attracts on exhaustive examine to convey to lifestyles the tale of the way the nice struggle diminished Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million humans, and cracked the principles of the realm we are living in today.

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But afterwards: when they were worn out by the continual dissensions which escalated into civil wars – during which liberty, for which they were very zealous, was ripped from their hands – they came under the power of the emperors. From the beginning the emperors were unwilling to be called kings, because this title was odious to the Romans. Some of them procured the common good faithfully, as is the true royal custom, and through their zeal the Roman Republic was increased and preserved.

Klaus Zernack (Wiesbaden: Steiner, ), –. Jerrold Seigel, ‘‘ ‘Civic Humanism’ or Ciceronian Rhetoric? The Culture of Petrarch and Bruni,’’ Past and Present,  (), –; Peter Herde, ‘‘Politik und Rhetorik in Florenz am Vorabend der Renaissance,’’ Archiv fu¨r Kulturgeschichte,  (): –. See also Robert Black, ‘‘The Political Thought of the Florentine Chancellors,’’ Historical Journal,  (): –. This is the argument of Ronald G. Witt, Coluccio Salutati and his Public Letters (Geneva: Droz, ), –.

Pocock, The Machiavellian Moment, .         .       wealth. ’’ For if – so the argument goes – for various historical and structural reasons (such as the absence of feudalism) America remains impervious to European socialism, its republicanism is a historically grounded political tradition which, like socialism, also prizes the sacrifice of private interests for the good of the community. Certainly this communitarian reading of republicanism was one of the most important reasons for the diffusion of the Pocock model among American historians, who have used it to produce influential interpretations of the Jacksonian period and of early labor movements.

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