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ISBN: 8854401633Издательство: White Star
Год издания: 2006
In contrast with conventional wisdom that perceives Germany as a tenacious nation with a long history, the land of Beethoven and Goethe is actually a young country that rose out of the unification of a myriad of princedoms and small states that shared a common linguistic heritage. First unified in 1871, it was divided into two nations between 1945 and 1989. This handsome volume takes readers on an insider's tour of the unified, and, in many ways, completely new country of Germany. The text and spectacular photography evoke the infinite variety of Germany's architectural, artistic, and literary achievements, its traditions and cultural events, and its natural scenery, while paying tribute to aspects of the nation's collective identity, such as the music of Handel, Bach, and Wagner and the inspired verse of Schiller. Traveling through small villages and sophisticated cities, exploring the country's natural history and folklore, Germany provides readers with a fresh understanding of a...