Tag Archives: Germany

Travels on the Continent and in England (Part 1)

Journals 14.1.  August Hermann Niemeyer (1754-1828) was a German theologian, author of Charakteristik der Bibel (Characteristics of the Bible), who became vice-chancellor of the University of Halle-Wittenberg. In 1807 the city of Halle fell to Napoleon’s forces, Niemeyer was deported … Continue reading

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The Shame of Being a Poet

Snippets 143.  Last week we looked at a quote from the opening to the memoirs of Christian Johann Heinrich Heine, a German lyric poet, whose words were set to music by composers including Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann.   There is … Continue reading

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Memoirs in Flames

Snippets 142.  Christian Johann Heinrich Heine was a German lyric poet, whose words were set to music by composers including Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann.  In the twilight of his life he decided to write his memoirs, which he never … Continue reading

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An Easter Snippet

Happy Easter from Windows into History!  The following quote is taken from A Country Book: for the field, the forest, and the fireside by William Howitt, published in 1859.  You can find other quotes from this book in Snippets 38 … Continue reading

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Journals 10.3 – Loiterings in Europe by John Corson (Part 3)

This is the third part of my article on Corson’s journal.  For the previous parts please see the entries posted on 4th and 11th January 2016. Crossing back over to Europe, Corson visited the unfinished Cologne Cathedral. Work had halted … Continue reading

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Journals 3.4 – A Year Abroad by Willard C. George (Part 4)

This is the final part of my article on George’s journal.  For the first, second and third parts, please see the entries posted on 15th June , 19th June and 23rd June 2015. The remainder of George’s journal takes on … Continue reading

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Arndt’s Spirit of the Times (Snippets 8)

Ernst Moritz Arndt (1768-1860) was a German author and poet.  At the height of the Napoleonic Wars, he wrote Spirit of the Times, a look at the history of various European nations with opinions of their different characteristics and how … Continue reading

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