This handbook is the first publication to systematically present the history of slavery in the context of global history. The point of departure is an understanding of slavery as the capitalization of the human body. The most diverse types of slavery are analyzed – on all continents, under its respective names and in its historical context. This broad empirical basis leads to a history of slavery beginning around 10,000 BC and continuing to the present day.
p>Für die 2. Auflage des DuMont Reise-Handbuches war Autor Wolfgang Därr wieder intensiv vor Ort unterwegs. Makellose Palmenstrände, exzellente Hotels, Tauchtrips, die in die grandiose Welt der Korallenriffe führen - für anspruchsvolle Badeurlauber hält Mauritius ein Verwöhnprogramm parat. Doch die ›Perle des Indischen Ozeans‹ begeistert auch durch die Herzlichkeit seiner Menschen und ihre kulturelle Vielfalt. br />Von der multikulturellen Inselmetropole Port Louis bis zur kolonialen Kleinstadt Mahébourg, vom botanischen Garten von Pamplemousses bis zum Hochland und zur wenig besuchten Insel Rodrigues werden alle sehenswerten Regionen und Städte beschrieben. Zu jedem Kapitel präsentiert eine Doppelseite »Auf einen Blick« die Highlights, die schönsten Routen, aktive Naturerlebnisse und besondere Tipps des Autors. Ort für Ort hat Wolfgang Därr ausgesuchte Unterkünfte, Restaurants oder Einkaufsadressen zusammengestellt, die in den Cityplänen eingezeichnet sind. Wanderungen erschließen die schönsten Landschaften, etwa den Black River Gorges Nationalpark im Hochland oder den Lion Mountain im Südosten. Viel Wissenswertes über Mauritius, über die Geschichte und Gegenwart oder den Alltag der Menschen, lässt sich in der einführenden Landeskunde wie in den eingestreuten Themenseiten nachlesen. br />Für eine rasche Orientierung sorgen die detaillierte Extra-Reisekarte im Maßstab 1:125.000, eine Übersichtskarte mit den Highlights sowie 19 Citypläne, Wander- und Routenkarten. /p>
Author: Michael Kessler, Paul Michael Lützeler
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Considering his literary works – especially his novels – together with his writings on literature, philosophy, and politics, Hermann Broch is one of the most innovative German-language writers of the 20th century. This handbook was created in cooperation with an international research team. It presents Broch’s life history along with all of his literary and essayistic output, analyzing and reassessing Broch’s work in its multiple contexts.
What is politics? What is a novel? In the mid 18th century these questions were still unresolved. The study exploits this state of affairs for closer investigation of the convergence between genre theory and political theory. It takes its bearings from the "genre negotiations" to be found in the novels of Wieland and Jean Paul, disquisitions in which these authors attempt to arrive at conclusions about the political and poetological conditions under which they are writing. In terms of the history of the (German) novel, the background is formed by the transformations undergone by the 'Staatsroman' (political novel) genre on the threshold from the Baroque to the modern age.
Author: Paul Kelly
Forget what you think you may know about COBOL. Even though the language is more than 50 years old, COBOL applications still reign in the world of enterprise IT. With billions of transactions executed every day and often running behind the scenes, COBOL systems touch many aspects of our daily lives. Your mission: To start a new era of innovation powered by modern tools that bridge COBOL systems to the world of Java and .NET. Brought to you by Micro Focus (www.microfocus.com), the leader in COBOL development tools, this book is written for the COBOL, Java and .NET developer. Key features include: A simplified real-world example to illustrate key concepts; an explanation of the .NET and Java object models for the COBOL developer; an introduction to COBOL for the Java or .NET developer; a complete reference to the new syntax for Visual COBOL; and a free student development tools license integrated within Visual Studio and Eclipse. The author, Paul Kelly, has worked at Micro Focus for over twenty years. He started as a technical author before moving into software development. Paul worked on Visual COBOL for 10 years between 2002 and 2012, initially on Visual Studio development, then later on Eclipse, before changing roles again to work as an architect developing a cloud-based SaaS offering for Micro Focus.
Measuring the World
Author: Daniel Kehlmann
Measuring the World marks the debut of a glorious new talent on the international scene. Young Austrian writer Daniel Kehlmann’s brilliant comic novel revolves around the meeting of two colossal geniuses of the Enlightenment. Late in the eighteenth century, two young Germans set out to measure the world. One of them, the aristocratic naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, negotiates jungles, voyages down the Orinoco River, tastes poisons, climbs the highest mountain known to man, counts head lice, and explores and measures every cave and hill he comes across. The other, the reclusive and barely socialized mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss, can prove that space is curved without leaving his home. Terrifyingly famous and wildly eccentric, these two polar opposites finally meet in Berlin in 1828, and are immediately embroiled in the turmoil of the post-Napolean world. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Get Scandi-cool with the Danish queen of minimal Scandinavia has long been the home of outstanding interior design and classic fashion brands like Acne Studios, Rains and Filippa K. But no one personifies modern Danish cool as well as fashion industry stylist, blogger and model Pernille Teisbaek. In her gorgeous first book Pernille offers professional tips on how to create a minimalist wardrobe and look, mix and match patterns successfully, adopt androgynous looks or new colour combinations, try out new materials and mix fabrics, plus plenty of timeless fashion advice such as a jeans-fit guide and essential Dos and Don’ts. Her beauty chapter reveals Pernille’s capsule survival kit and how to achieve her natural look. Pernille also covers pared-back Scandinavian home design with an eye on balancing elegant simplicity and minimalism with inviting homeliness and warmth, or hygge, and inspirational pictures. A perfect gift for all Scandi lovers and anyone wanting insider advice from one of fashion’s most stylish experts.