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  • Analysis Of Stasiland By Anna Funder

    Anna Funder’s literary journalist text Stasiland explores the lingering impact that the former German Democratic Republic had upon its citizens. Through investigating the struggles faced by individuals in rebuilding their lives within unified Germany, Funder acknowledges that the horrors of the GDR are still controlling those who once lived under its communist regime. Through the victims Funder interviews, she identifies that as East Germany is rebuilt, so too are its people, as they attempt to find a place within a society once characterised by suppression and oppression. Funder acknowledges the lingering impact of the GDR through depiction of her experiences in unified Germany. Through her characterisation of herself as Anna, Funder contrasts her own experiences with the experiences of individuals within the GDR. When controlled by the lifeguard at the pool with “too many rules”, Funder draws comparison between the strict structure of the pool, and the rules of the GDR, as she sees it as the “subconscious of the country”. In doing this, she explores the lingering impact that the structure and control experienced within the GDR has had, as it manifests within everyday society in unified Germany, even impacting on those who weren’t subject to the East German Regime. Funder’s own experiences which reflect the ways in which the city is not moving forward, as is still underpinned by the East German mindset. Furthermore, Funder also explores the inability for individuals to…

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  • Dominican Saints History

    Being a Dominican himself only a few years after the death of Saint Dominic, Jordan of Saxony has nothing but praise for Saint Dominic. “Master Dominic, the original founder of this religious order… while living among sinners in the flesh, conversed piously with God and the angels…, served his eternal Creator with all his faculties, and lit up the hideous darkness of this world by his blameless life and the celibacy of very holy fellowship.” According to Jordan, Dominic’s, mother, who is…

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  • Seven Years War Consequences

    Seven Years’ War does not lie in these, though notable, power shifts. Struggling to recover from the tolls the war brought, Great Britain saw heavier financial burdens on the colonies as a means to alleviate the pressure. The greatest impact of the Seven Years’ War was the unintended consequence of the American Revolution, a demise reflected by Germany 135 years later in World War I. The Seven Years’ War was everything short of a localized conflict. This is reflected in Winston Churchill’s…

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  • Chapter Seven: The Life Of Charlemagne By Einhard

    The Life of Charlemagne is an account of Charlemagne’s time as a Carolingian King by Einhard. Einhard, as with many people, felt that history needed to be written down and preserved or it would be lost and forgotten. The account as a whole is historically significant, but so are the chapters within it. Chapter Seven gives an account of Charlemagne’s war with Saxony. Chapter 28 gives an account of Charlemagne being crowned as Emperor and lastly, chapter 30 talks about Louis the Pious receiving…

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  • Analysis Of Wilhelm Heinrich Riehl's Die Familie: The Family

    left behind,” (1). Otto does not, surprisingly, say this in the hopes for women to become individually independent. Explicitly, Otto clarifies, “But we also want to earn our share by not striving individually, each one for herself, but rather each for all…” (2). Furthermore, she states that part of spreading this message of independence occurs through child-rearing; she is not promoting abandoning the nuclear family to gain individual freedom (2). So, as dissimilar as their political bent…

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  • Frederick William's Shortcomings

    Shortly after becoming king, Frederick cunningly used the death of the Hapsburg emperor Charles VI in 1740 to seize the Austrian possession of Silesia, which began the First Silesian War (1740-1742). Again in 1744 there was another war over Silesia, aptly named the Second Silesia War, which ended rather quickly in 1745. The Hapsburgs conceded defeat and were forced to relinquish its possession of Silesia to Prussia, which remained a part of Germany until the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945.…

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  • George Frederick Handel Research Paper

    George Frederick Handel was born on February 23rd, 1685. His parents were George and Dorothy Handel of Halle Saxony Germany. His father was 73 when he was born and he was an eminent barber-surgeon who served in the court of Saxony Weissenfels and Margraviate of Brandenburg. Handel was inspired by music. Unfortunately, his father was very surprised and urged him to study law instead. His father restricted his use of any musical instruments. Luckily his mother, on the other hand, was very…

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  • The Role Of Women In The Early Middle Ages?

    early on and influenced him significantly throughout his reign. Another example of a woman who used her power to benefit others was Mathilda, the Abbess of Quedlinburg, which was part of Saxony. She proved her political prowess when she was required to become interim ruler of Saxony while her father and brother were at war in Italy, and created a period of peace and prosperity. (Newman, n.d.) A year after becoming Abbess, her grandmother died, and Mathilda was left as the only member of…

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  • Political Consequences Of The Protestant Reformation Essay

    Roman Empire also realized this opportunity for political power offered by the demise of the Roman Catholic Church within their lands. The elector of Saxony and the prince of Hesse, two powerful Protestant rulers in the Holy Roman Empire, helped lead the religious reforms within their territories. However, with their formation of the Schmalkaldic League, a defensive alliance created by the Protestant territories of the Holy Roman Empire, it began a war against Charles V, the War of Schmalkald.…

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  • Charlemagne's Expansion Of Christianity

    Einhard described Charlemagne as an extremely determined king, willing to do whatever was necessary to enforce the Saxons to truly convert to Christianity. Because he attacked Saxony under religious conviction, he validated the purpose for the war by claiming God’s support, which justified all affliction he brought upon pagans. But Charlemagne’s active approach contrasted with the conflict in Paris where the Franks became the victims. Here, nobles and clerics involvement in warfare emphasized…

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