Das bekannteste Herrschergeschlecht des Hochmittelalters 130 Jahre lang herrschten die Könige und Kaiser der Staufer – von 1138 bis 1268. Ein Mythos sind sie bis heute, allen voran die charismatischen Kaisergestalten Friedrich I. Barbarossa und Friedrich II., dessen Reich sich von der Ostsee bis Sizilien erstreckte. Die Zeit der Staufer, das Hochmittelalter, war zugleich die Blütezeit der Ritter und Burgen, Handel und Städtebau boomten. Überragende Persönlichkeiten wie Hildegard von Bingen und Franz von Assisi nahmen Einfluss auf Glauben und Politik, Dichter schrieben geniale Werke wie den »Parzival«. Häufig jedoch war der Alltag geprägt von harten Konflikten: Papst und Kaiser, König und Fürsten rangen um die Macht im Reich. SPIEGEL- Autoren und renommierte Mediävisten geben Einblick in diese bewegte Epoche. Sie porträtieren die staufischen Herrscher, zeigen, wie deren Untertanen lebten, und legen dar, warum die aus dem Schwäbischen stammende Staufer-Dynastie wie kein anderes deutsches Herrschergeschlecht zur Legende wurde. • Ein umfassender Einblick in die Epoche des Hochmittelalters • Kompakte Informationen: Herrscherporträts, Übersichtsdarstellungen, Essays – dazu zahlreiche Grafiken und Abbildungen
James Lindsay offers a timely and comprehensive examination of the role the modern Congress plays in foreign policy. He shows how the resurgence of congressional activism marks a return to the pattern that was once the norm in American politics. He analyzes the distribution of decision-making authority in Congress and offers a broader understanding of how the United States will develop a new foreign policy for the post-Cold War world.
Mina Jewel swears the boogeyman slaughtered her abusive stepfather. But as far as the quiet town of Port Orchard, Washington is concerned, Mina is a cold-blooded killer and Cadric Jaden had been a saint. After enduring nine years of psychiatric care and whispers of her guilt, Mina is hell-bent on clearing her name, exposing Cadric for the sadistic pedophile he really was, and uncovering the true identity of the strange being who saved her life.... See More Through a whirlwind of near-death experiences and sanity- shattering revelations, Mina discovers that Washington is a hotbed of supernatural activity, Cadric's sinister plan didn't die with him, and that she could hold the key to ending the suffering of millions. . . But first she has to survive.
Probing one of most organized and complex criminal enterprises in the United States, this report exposes the dynamics of the Octopus, a globe-trotting undercover intelligence operative.
Based on 18 years of investigative research, this account reveals high-level, covert government operations and the elaborate corporate structures and the theft of high-tech software (PROMIS) used as smoke-and-mirror covers for narcotics trafficking, money laundering, arms sales, and espionage. The Octopus connections to a maze of politicians and officials in the National Security Council, the CIA, the FBI, and the U.
S. Department of Justice are revealed. A detailed look into the recent high-profile arrest of Mafia hit-man Jimmy Hughes is also included in this intriguing analysis.
From award-winning author Nick Earls and illustrator Terry Whidborne comes the book that tells you everything you wanted to know about being a word hunter – and more! Lexi, Al, Mursili, Will and Caractacus are back! This exciting book from the successful team behind the Word Hunters trilogy is packed with never-seen-before word hunter history – with new characters, new word quests,new adventures and all the behind-the-scenes information you have ever wanted to know about the words that make up the language we speak. Bonus: Book includes ‘top secret’ content accessed via the Layar app!
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