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dtv-Atlas World History (2 volumes)

In two volumes, the dtv-Atlas World History offers a unique combination of maps and illustrations placed alongside a detailed chronological summary of the main cultural, scientific, religious and political events of the period.

Volume one covers the period from the beginning of world ...
Rights sold: Arab language (Lebanon), PR China, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, UK/USA

A Love Out of Nothing

Ultimately, this is the story of a father and daughter. Barbara Honigmann describes her childhood in East Berlin, the perpetual travelling back and forth between her separated parents, and why she turned her back on the GDR and moved to Paris.

Berlin, Weimar, Paris: just place names and ...


Making Mountains Out Of Molehills

Why getting upset over nothing makes perfect sense

Of course, we often tear our hair out over trivialities because we've got a headache, or perhaps we're just having a bad day. But there is a lot more to it than that. The little things that drive us to distraction are ...


The Other Kosmos

70 texts, 70 places, 70 years: 1789 - 1859

Renaissance man, scientist, citizen of the world, first environmental activist, international publicist His articles and essays were distributed around the world in an extraordinary manner: over 1,000 texts in fourteen languages in 30 scholarly disciplines in 250 media platforms ...

Fight!

A challenge

Better conflict in the interest of better togetherness
Fighting is interesting. Fighting makes you more clever. Fighting is essential - for both societies and individuals, professionally and personally. A good fight forces us to organise arguments and consider points to our opponents.

France and the Rise of the Front National

What's stirring up France - and who's doing the stirring?

The relentless advance of the Front National is changing the French political landscape. Marine le Pen, the party's head, is quite clearly reaching out for presidency. Julia Heyer describes how the Front National


Sigmar Gabriel

Patronage and Provocation

He is arguably the most eloquent speaker in the Bundestag, the German Parliament-but the electorate is wary of him.

Since the days of Willy Brandt, no one has headed the SPD (Social Democratic Party) for as long as Sigmar Gabriel-but among his party members he is more feared than ...


Islamic State: End of the Line?

The Arab world is undergoing the most severe crisis since the thirteenth century Mongol invasion. Many Arab countries have failed at even the most basic functions of state and seem unable to protect their citizens. In turn, the people are fed up with their rulers. The only remaining common bond ...

Rights sold: Hungary, Czech Republic

Germany's Worst Offenders

A commissioner reports

Stephan Harbort, police commissioner and profiler, describes eight spectacular cases featuring dangerous and unpredictable criminals who put public safety at risk. But his account is not just about the crimes and the fates of those who commit them, it's about their victims too. And last ...


Au Pair Grannies Take on the World

The children have left home, retirement has come and gone, so what now? A trip abroad is a great opportunity to make new friends and enjoy new things: a chance for fresh ideas to take root. When she founded the Granny Au-Pair agency, Michaela Hansen created a platform for international cultural ...


The Gulf States

Quo Vadis New Arabia?

Hermann's analysis examines the recent history of New Arabia, which he defines as the Arab states along the Persian Gulf as opposed to the conflict-ridden Cairo-Damascus-Baghdad axis. This part of the Middle East is experiencing a comeback and becoming part of history again. Here, the ...


The Office Coach

Optimum solutions for problems at work

Expert advice - proven in the field

We spend 38.5 hours per week in the office, and more often than not that means stress. Nicola Holzapfel examines the typical daily frustration factors, and demonstrates how we can strive for a more harmonious atmosphere in the ...