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dtv-Atlas World History (2 volumes)

In two volumes, the dtv-Atlas World History offers a unique combination of maps and illustrations placed alongside a detailed chronological summary of the main cultural, scientific, religious and political events of the period.

Volume one covers the period from the beginning of world ...
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Nietzsche for Beginners. Thus Spoke Zarathustra

A Reading Introduction.

Kant and Nietzsche - everyone knows that they are two famous German philosophers. Some may perhaps remember Kant in connection with 'Enlightenment' or know that Nietzsche was insane at the end of his life, having propagated the super-human.

However, few people have read Kant or ...
Rights sold: Italy, Korea, Czech Republic

The Strangers

An appeal for more compassion

Based on a fragment of a manuscript rediscovered in 2015, this text depicts the violent revolt of the London citizens in the 16th century against the Hugenot refugees. 400 years aft er its creation, the text is still a plea for a humane society in times of radical change. Th e editor and ...

The Bird Has No Wings

Letters from my brother Peter Schwiefert to our mother

In 1938, Peter Schwiefert, a "Half-Jew", declares himself a Jew and flees Nazi Germany at the age of twenty-one. His subsequent letters to his mother, with whom he shared an extremely close bond, document his tragic destiny: after periods of exile in Portugal, Greece, Palestine and Egypt, he ...


A Love Out of Nothing

Ultimately, this is the story of a father and daughter. Barbara Honigmann describes her childhood in East Berlin, the perpetual travelling back and forth between her separated parents, and why she turned her back on the GDR and moved to Paris.

Berlin, Weimar, Paris: just place names and ...


You Are Not Like Other Mothers

The Story of a Passionate Woman

"She was as complicated as a puzzle of several thousand parts, and I had to find these parts and put them together," says Angelika Schrobsdorff about her mother. The parts she uses are letters, photo albums, friends' memories and the life they later led together.

Everything started ...

Rights sold: English World Rights (Europa Editions), France (Libella), Italy (e/o), Spain Cast. (Periferica, Errata Naturae), Spain Cat. (La Campana), Portugal (PRH Portugal), Netherlands (Nieuw Amsterdam), Israel (Schocken), Slovakia (Vyd. Inaque)

A Life Half Lived

The Life of Constanze Mozart

A novel about the life of Constanze Mozart - an absorbing account based on detailed research.

In retrospect, there are many who might envy her: imagining that it must have been fascinating to share the life of a man who was to become the most venerated musical genius ever to have lived.

Rights sold: Norway, Korea, Turkey

"A Wet Dog is Better than a Dry Jew"

The story of a German-Iranian who became an Israeli

"To the Germans, I was a foreigner, to the Muslims a Jew, and to the Jews a juvenile delinquent."

Arye Sharuz Shalicar was born in Germany, the son of Jewish immigrants from Iran. His background wasn't an issue for him until his family moved to Wedding, a Berlin neighbourhood with ...


Oh dear, Earth!

The major issues of our age in surprising contexts

Could we have things nicer than they are now? Absolutely! And healthier.
We are living better and longer than any generation that has come before us. And yet we are more
vulnerable than we thought: a virus is keeping us in ...


Corona: A Death We Knew Was Coming

The dramatic report of our global crisis

What started in late December 2019 as warnings from an eye doctor in Wuhan rapidly turned into a global pandemic. SARS-CoV-2 is a dangerous virus, easily transmitted and deadly, but Covid-19 has become an even greater catalyst for a global ...


Making Mountains Out Of Molehills

Why getting upset over nothing makes perfect sense

Of course, we often tear our hair out over trivialities because we've got a headache, or perhaps we're just having a bad day. But there is a lot more to it than that. The little things that drive us to distraction are ...


The Other Kosmos

70 texts, 70 places, 70 years: 1789 - 1859

Renaissance man, scientist, citizen of the world, first environmental activist, international publicist His articles and essays were distributed around the world in an extraordinary manner: over 1,000 texts in fourteen languages in 30 scholarly disciplines in 250 media platforms ...

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