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By Albert S. Lindemann

ISBN-10: 1405121874

ISBN-13: 9781405121873

"A historical past of recent Europe" surveys ecu background from the defeat of Napoleon to the twenty-first century, proposing significant historic issues in an authoritative and compelling narrative. Concise, readable unmarried quantity masking Europe from the early 19th century during the early twenty-first century energetic interpretation of occasions displays a clean, concise viewpoint on ecu historical past transparent and thought-provoking therapy of significant old topics vigorous narrative displays complexity of recent ecu historical past, yet continues to be obtainable to these unexpected with the sphere.

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"A background of contemporary Europe" surveys ecu historical past from the defeat of Napoleon to the twenty-first century, proposing significant old subject matters in an authoritative and compelling narrative. Concise, readable unmarried quantity masking Europe from the early 19th century throughout the early twenty-first century full of life interpretation of occasions displays a clean, concise standpoint on ecu historical past transparent and thought-provoking therapy of significant historic topics energetic narrative displays complexity of recent ecu historical past, yet continues to be available to these unusual with the sector.

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It is such a modification of the relationship between omen and oracle that has raised divination to an entirely clitTerent level. It is not any more purely empirical and pure registration, but deductive and scientific. Because, henceforth one could entirely abandon the attention paid to the material succession of events, in order to concentrate on the decipherment of these that presented themselves as being significant and as bearers of written messages, by their bizarre aspect itself. That which was announced by unusual events was legible in the events that announced them.

Henceforth, all that COllnts, all that is to be considered and prcserved, is what brings profit. The truly ideal aspects of knowledge will not he more valuable than those of interest rates and of financial laws. The only sciences that are to be encouraged are those that teach us how to exploit the earth and the people. Besides that, everything is useless. That is an entirely different notion of useful and useless, entirely in opposition to the one I took as a starting point. Taken literally, it reduces mankind in the end to the depressing state of the dismal mechanics of classifying and calculating.

In any case, it has to be explained to readers of our time who may see it as nothing but a superstition, even though they take the puerilities of psychoanalysis seriously; theref{)re, I will concentrate my comments on it. The ancient Mesopotamians were convinced that the world could not be explained by itself, and to give meaning to the world they were f(Jreed to set up superhuman personages who had to have created the world and who governed it. In order to represent these superhuman beings they did not find a better model than their own political powers, with the monarch at the top of a pyramid of subordinate authorities, whose power emanated from his.

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