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Meier, Christian 1929-

Overview
Works: 135 works in 798 publications in 10 languages and 11,546 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: DG261, 937.05092
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Most widely held works by Christian Meier
Caesar by Christian Meier( Book )

83 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 2,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries, Julius Caesar has endured in our collective imagination as a favorite among historians and scholars, playwrights and poets. In legend he lives as the great conqueror of Rome's immense empire, a remarkable diplomat and writer, an unrivaled heartbreaker, and a man of relentless determination who met a seemingly tragic end
Athens : a portrait of the city in its Golden Age by Christian Meier( Book )

53 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in German and English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive account of Athens in the age of Pericles, Christian Meier's gripping study begins with the Greek triumph over Persia at the Battle of Salamis, one of the most significant victories in history. Meier shows how that victory decisively established Athens' military dominance in the Mediterranean and made possible its rise to preeminence in almost every field of human endeavor - commerce, science, philosophy, art, architecture, and literature. Within seventy-five years, Athens had become the most original and innovative civilization the ancient world ever produced. Meier traces the birth of democracy and the flourishing of Greek culture in the fifth century B.C., as well as Athens' slow decline and defeat in the Peloponnesian War
The Greek discovery of politics by Christian Meier( Book )

42 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political art of Greek tragedy by Christian Meier( Book )

42 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Athens to Auschwitz : the uses of history by Christian Meier( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meier sees an "absence" of history in contemporary Europe and throughout the West - an absence he attributes to the way modern historians have written about history and, more important, to the dramatic transformations of the twentieth century. He argues for the central legacy of Western civilization. He tackles the difficulty of reconciling a historical perspective with our era of extreme acceleration, when experience is shaped less by inheritance and legacy than by the novelty of changes wrought by science and globalization. Finally, Meier contemplates the enormity of the Holocaust, which he sees as a test of "understanding" history. If it is part of the whole arc of the Western legacy, how do we fit it with the rest?"
A culture of freedom : ancient Greece and the origins of Europe by Christian Meier( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book takes us on a tour through the rich spectrum of Greek life and culture, from their epic and lyric poetry, political thought and philosophy, to their social life, military traditions, sport, and religious festivals, and finally to the early stages of Greek democracy. Running as a connecting thread throughout is a people's attempt to create a society based upon the concept of freedom rather than naked power
Res publica amissa. Eine Studie zu Verfassung und Geschichte der späten römischen Republik by Christian Meier( Book )

51 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jews in European history : seven lectures( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in German and English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Ohnmacht des allmächtigen Dictators Caesar : drei biographische Skizzen by Christian Meier( Book )

32 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in German and Italian and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Okzidentale Stadt nach Max Weber : zum Problem der Zughörigkeit in Antike und Mittelalter( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kleine Schriften by Matthias Gelzer( Book )

19 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in German and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entstehung des Begriffs Demokratie; vier Prolegomena zu einer historischen Theorie by Christian Meier( Book )

26 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction à l'anthropologie politique de l'antiquité classique by Christian Meier( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Gebot zu vergessen und die Unabweisbarkeit des Erinnerns : Vom öffentlichen Umgang mit schlimmer Vergangenheit by Christian Meier( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein zentraler Glaubenssatz unserer Zeit lautet: Um eine Vergangenheit zu>>bewältigen<<, muß man die Erinnerung an sie ständig wachhalten. Christian Meier, einer der bedeutendsten deutschen Historiker, stellt diese Geschichtsversessenheit in seinem brillanten Essay in Frage. Er weist nach, daß in früheren Zeiten nicht Erinnern, sondern Vergessen das Heilmittel war, mit einer schlimmen Vergangenheit fertigzuwerden. - Christian Meier ist die Weltgeschichte durchgegangen, um herauszufinden, was die Menschen früher taten, wenn sie nach Kriegen oder Bürgerkriegen Versöhnung suchten. Sein Befund ist ebenso erstaunlich wie einfach: Die Welt setzte seit den alten Griechen auf Vergessen. Die deutschen Verbrechen der NS-Zeit aber konnten nicht vergessen werden. Die öffentliche Erinnerung an sie war und ist unabweisbar. Und bei allem Ungenügen: Die Auseinandersetzung damit hat sich gelohnt. Gilt also seitdem eine neue Regel? Wie ist etwa mit der Erinnerung an das Unrecht später gestürzter Diktaturen, zumal des SED Regimes, umzugehen? Wäre vielleicht auch heute Vergessen eher angebracht als Erinnerung?
Sprache in Not? : zur Lage des heutigen Deutsch( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politik und Anmut by Christian Meier( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in German and French and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historische Methode by Christian Meier( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historische Prozesse by Studiengruppe Theorie der Geschichte (Werner-Reimers-Stiftung)( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in German and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

40 Jahre nach Auschwitz : deutsche Geschichtserinnerung heute by Christian Meier( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in German and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vierzig Jahre nach Auschwitz : deutsche Geschichtserinnerung heute by Christian Meier( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Caesar
Alternative Names
Christian Meier autor, historiador aleman

Christian Meier Duits auteur

Christian Meier German historian and professor

Christian Meier historien allemand

Christian Meier storico tedesco dell'antichità

Majer, Kristijan 1929-

Mei ye 1929-

Meiye 1929-

Кристиан Мейер

מאיר, כריסטיאן

마이어, 크리스티안

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Athens : a portrait of the city in its Golden AgeThe Greek discovery of politicsThe political art of Greek tragedyFrom Athens to Auschwitz : the uses of historyA culture of freedom : ancient Greece and the origins of EuropeRes publica amissa. Eine Studie zu Verfassung und Geschichte der späten römischen RepublikIntroduction à l'anthropologie politique de l'antiquité classique