The Value of History

Ten lessons for today

Original Title: Der Wert der Geschichte

Hardcover with jacket, 304 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in., 11 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-8275-0130-1
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Siedler

Date of publication: August 31, 2020
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Rights sold to: Korea (Sigongsa), Taiwan (Business Weekly)

Magnus  Brechtken - The Value of History


Learning from history: Why we have to defend our liberal values!

One of the leading historians in Germany and his appeal to prevent historical amnesia: We must keep on fighting anew for the values of freedom!

In the ten examples described in his brilliant tour through history, Magnus Brechtken opens our eyes to how tough the fight for the values of freedom, self-determination and participation was and how greatly they have improved our lives – and why these achievements are now being threatened by nationalist and populists both from the right and the left.

How much freedom and what rights did people have 150 years ago? To what degree could young women living around 1900 determine their own lives? And how are things today?

"One might ask just what is still maintaining this society, which often appears to be drifting apart. This intelligent and readable book will provide answers."

Süddeutsche Zeitung


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