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Book Forum: Working Through Collective Memory

by guest contributor Asaf Angermann

The JHI Blog is pleased to announce a new occasional feature, a forum bringing together faculty across disciplines to discuss recent works in intellectual history over consecutive Fridays. 1,893 more words

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Modern Library Volume 3 of 3)

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 3 by Edward Gibbon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The finale volume of Modern Library’s three-volume reprint of Edward Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire covers chapters 49 through 71 of the author’s vast magnum opus. 499 more words

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Neuschwanstein Castle

This is my painting of Neuschwanstein. My blog is not about art, but I couldn’t resist because I’m pretty proud of it.

Kissed by celestial breezes, Neuschwanstein stands on a mountain in a high Alpine region, far from the hustle and bustle of the human crowd. 240 more words

What Are You Reading on World Book Day?

Today, April 23, 2017, is World Book Day. Fittingly, I spent an hour in Half Price Books searching for my next German read. I grabbed  350 more words

German Culture

Tears of an Iron Chancellor

To view any portrait or photograph of the German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck (1815 – 1898), you can understand how he might invite comparison to iron. 759 more words


The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke

The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
Genre: Historical fiction, Fantasy, YA
3 stars.

“If the story was happy, you’d care less about that tiny little bit of freedom . 1,437 more words

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