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Author: Maciej Górny

to be the nation state: “We do not see the state as an organism because it is a combination of a living nation and the hard earth, but because mutual influences make this combination so strong that the two come to form a single entity which cannot be set apart without putting it to death.” 12 The War

In: Science embattled

and motivations were thus underpinned by traditional practicality. In contrast, liberals and Romantics were well aware of the improbability of constructing a German state, and focused instead on the nation as a living organism unbound from political reality. Hobsbawm asserts that the nation can be

In: War and Memorials
Author: Sarah Betts

numerous re-enactments, historical talks and demonstrations, and living history events every year. Although their name originates from a Royalist resistance group of the Interregnum years in the 1650s, the organization is keen to advertise that “the present society in NOT politically motivated and has no

In: War and Memorials
Author: Maciej Górny

margins of these reflections – the question of whether centuries of living side-by-side with Tatar nomads had led to the ‘Mongolisation’ of the Ukrainians as well. 51 This thesis was developed in a study by Hella Pöch, published after the death of her husband. Here she summarily rejected a truism of

In: Science embattled
Author: Maciej Górny

became a tool for segregation and institution of hierarchies. Hopes that racial anthropology would render this discourse more scientific eventually proved to have been in vain. 95 A conglomerate of scientific and para-scientific beliefs concerning race also affected other aspects of social life

In: Science embattled
Author: Maciej Górny

and British servicewomen. Like the soldiers from French and British colonies, these women supposedly supplied a living proof of the disastrous situation of the enemy, forced to tap into presumably worthless human reserves. 57 One of the figures most commonly lampooned by the propaganda apparatuses of

In: Science embattled
Author: Anna Busquets

directly discuss the matter with the Fujianese clan leader. Two Spanish captains living in Manila, Don Andrés Cueto and Pedro de Villavicencia, were appointed as ambassadors in the name of the Spanish King. The situation was critical enough to have them leave Manila during a monsoon, exposing the envoys to

In: Journal of Early Modern History
Author: Peter Hanenberg

peacefully in the city; the daughter gets married and a third generation further develops both their business and their welfare, in spite of the many dangers that city life at this time seems to have presented. 15 The various versatile adventures primarily address a central topic of any European discourse

In: Contesting Europe
Author: Irene Fosi

German princes and nobles. His conversion was considered in Germany as a strategy for living his adventurous life comfortably in Rome. For the pope, who had initially criticized his adventures, he was later a necessary intermediary with the German world, a symbol used in the catholic propaganda. 2

In: Inquisition, Conversion, and Foreigners in Baroque Rome
Author: Irene Fosi

came to Rome, whether devout pilgrims or inquisitive foreigners, the passage through the door, leading to the “city of forgiveness” ( città del perdono ), could be influential in beginning a life free from sin and heresy. The ritual opening of the Holy Door, the objects used to pound upon it, the

In: Inquisition, Conversion, and Foreigners in Baroque Rome