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Malé velké dějiny: Mikrohistorická variabilita dějin 20. století v osudu Vincence Hodka

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ISBN: 9788090509825 Year: Pages: 143 Language: Czech
Publisher: AntropoWeb
Subject: Ethnology --- Anthropology
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Many lives were influenced by the political developments which took place in Czechoslovakia during the twentieth century. Yet with the exception of those “who make history” – people who have left deep traces in the collective memory of the nation – or those select eyewitnesses who have had the opportunity to testify to the “great” people and events in Czech history, the ordinary destinies of individual participants remain overshadowed. Such a selective approach, which is the product of historians’ reliance on the line of official (political) history, can give the false impression of a unified, and thus relatively unproblematic, form of the period under study. In an attempt to counteract this bias, the present publication focuses on reconstructing an alternative image of the period. Using a participants’ experience – the story of an “ordinary twentieth century man” – it focuses on the biography of a native of Prague, aircraft engineer and exile Vincenc Hodek Jr., whose personal and family history between the years 1904–1977 serve as a frame of the presented research. On a theoretical level, the text addresses issues typical of works dealing with history from below; namely the blending, influencing and encountering of the micro and macro perspectives. Thus, even though the present book purposefully prioritizes the personal history of Vincenc Hodek, the starting point for the (re)construction of the period are the events that showed to be of great relevance to the subsequent destinies of the participants. The importance of the context provided by “great” political history, which set the background for the Hodek family’s life, is not downplayed. By taking into account both perspectives and connecting them it is not only possible to trace the individual image of the twentieth century Czechoslovak, as reflected by personal moments of marriage or birth, but also to delineate the individuals’ role in the contemporaneous political-social atmosphere, as can be detected, for example, in Vincenc Hodek’s active participation in the resistance movement against the Nazi occupational power. This publication confirms that the micro perspective, continuously ignored by Czech scholars who have refused to acknowledge the tangible historical matter enfolded within personal accounts, is indeed necessary, alongside macro history, in constructing a comprehensive account of a period. Nevertheless, the book also tackles the problematic aspects of using egodocuments as a relevant historical source. Often criticised for their subjectivity and distortion, ego-documents have regularly been deemed inappropriate for general research. The present book, however, proves that in spite of their theoretical and practical disadvantages, personal histories present an all-encompassing source and, when seeking to present the micro historical perspective, an indispensable source of information that does not devalue the research but, on the contrary, renders a completely new perspective for those chapters of Czech history that have long been considered closed down from the point of view of official sources. The present publication, while not aspiring to relate how the period was perceived by the entire society of the period, represents one of the possible ways of (re)telling twentieth century Czech history. Other than exhibiting the micro historical variability of the period under study, this book also aims to accentuate the possibilities presented by some of the modern theoretical and methodological approaches that, in spite of numerous foreign inspirations, remain rather undervalued within the frame of Czech historical studies.

1912-2012 El siglo de los comunistas chilenos

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ISBN: 9789563031423 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 563 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_617554 Language: Spanish;
Publisher: Ariadna Ediciones
Subject: History --- Economics
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Compiling dedicated to various aspects of the history of the Communist Party of Chile in its history in the 20th century

Past and Present Energy Societies

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Book Series: Science Studies ISBN: 9783837619645 9783839419649 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627784 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100497
Subject: General and Civil Engineering
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Abundant, salutary, problematic – energy makes history. As a symbol, resource and consumer good, it shapes technologies, politics, societies and cultural world views. Focussing on a range of energy types, from electricity and oil to bioenergy, this volume analyzes the social, cultural and political concepts and discourses of energy and their implementation and materialization within technical systems, applications, media representations and consumer practice. By examining and connecting production, mediation and consumption aspects from an international and interdisciplinary perspective, the book offers an innovative view on how energy is imagined, discussed, staged and used.

Henry P. Newman. Hamburger Großkaufmann und Mäzen

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Book Series: Mäzene für Wissenschaft ISBN: 9783937816937 Year: DOI: 10.15460/HUP.MFW.12.126 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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Henry P. Newman loved fine arts: In the house of the Hamburg grain wholesaler who introduced revolutionary unloading techniques on his company quay, painters and poets were frequent guests. For many years the merchant banker assembled an extraordinary collection of exquisite paintings. Among them were works by French and German impressionists. When World War I broke out, Henry P. Newman donated the hospital train C1 and accompanied it to Bulgaria in the winter of 1915/16. Although being an educated art lover, Newman was also committed to science. He was a member of the first board of trustees of the Hamburg Scientific Foundation. This biography traces the life of this man, who - contrary to the prevailing self-conception of the Hanseatic merchant team - devoted himself to his profession with dedication and expert knowledge of art.

100 Jahre Hauptgebäude der Universität Hamburg. Reden der Festveranstaltung am 13. Mai 2011 und anlässlich der Benennung der Hörsäle H und K im Hauptgebäude der Universität nach dem Sozialökonomen Eduard Heimann (1889-1967) und dem Juristen Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1874-1936)

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Book Series: Hamburger Universitätsreden Neue Folge ISBN: 9783937816982 Year: DOI: 10.15460/HUP.HURNF.18.131 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the University of Hamburg's main building, a ceremony was held on May 13th, 2011. The keynote speaker was Heinz-Elmar Tenorth, Professor of Historical Education in Berlin. Heinz Rieter and Rainer Nicolaysen awarded two lecture hall names, the socio-economic economist Eduard Heimann (1889-1967)(Lecture Hall H) and the lawyer Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1874-1936) (Lecture Hall K). Thus, the programme for naming the seven lecture halls of the University's main building after outstanding scientists who were expelled from the Nazi regime came to an end.Detailed information on all names of the lecture hall can be found in the anthology The main building of the University of Hamburg as a place of remembrance, which was published on the occasion of the anniversary.

Lebendiger Umgang mit den Toten - der moderne Familienroman in Europa und Übersee

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Book Series: Europäische Schneisen ISBN: 9783937816975 Year: Pages: 455 DOI: 10.15460/HUP.ES.2.130 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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Since the nineties of the last century there his an increase of family novels in Germany. Theese novels represent a new model series of so-called 'father novels' that preceded them. The new 'generational novels' take up the exploratory gesture of the father novels. The contributions collected in this volume address the topic and dedicate themselves to exemplary novels from Europe and overseas.

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