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Ulrich Raulff - Author

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Ulrich Raulff is Director of the German Literature Archive in Marbach am Neckar. Previously, he was Literary Editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Managing Editor of the Suddeutsche Zeitung. He has written books on Marc Bloch and Aby Warburg and won both the the Anna Kruger Prize and the Ernst Robert Curtius Prize for Essay Writing. His book on the influence of the German poet Stefan George was awarded the 2010 Leipzig Book Fair Prize.

Featured books by Ulrich Raulff

Farewell to the Horse The Final Century of Our Relationship

Farewell to the Horse The Final Century of Our Relationship

Author: Ulrich Raulff Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The relationship between horses and humans is an ancient, profound and complex one. For millennia horses provided the strength and speed that humans lacked. How we travelled, farmed and fought was dictated by the needs of this extraordinary animal. And then, suddenly, in the 20th century the links were broken and the millions of horses that shared our existence almost vanished, eking out a marginal existence on race-tracks and pony clubs. Farewell to the Horse is an engaging, brilliantly written and moving discussion of what horses once meant to us. Cities, farmland, entire industries were once shaped as much by the needs of horses as humans. The intervention of horses was fundamental in countless historical events. They were sculpted, painted, cherished, admired; they were thrashed, abused and exposed to terrible danger. From the Roman Empire to the Napoleonic Empire every world-conqueror needed to be shown on a horse. Tolstoy once reckoned that he had cumulatively spent some nine years of his life on horseback. Ulrich Raulff's book, a bestseller in Germany, is a superb monument to the endlessly various creature who has so often shared and shaped our fate.

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Other books by Ulrich Raulff

Farewell to the Horse A Cultural History

Farewell to the Horse A Cultural History

Author: Ulrich Raulff Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2019

Horses and humans share an ancient, profoundly complex relationship. Once our most indispensable companions, horses were for millennia essential in helping build our cities, farms, and industries. But during the twentieth century, in an increasingly mechanized society, they began to disappear from human history. In this esoteric and rich tribute, award-winning historian Ulrich Raulff chronicles the dramatic story of this most spectacular creature, thoroughly examining how they've been muses and brothers in arms, neglected and sacrificed in war yet memorialized in paintings, sculpture, and novels-and ultimately marginalized on racetracks and in pony clubs. Elegiac and absorbing, Farewell to the Horse paints a stunning panorama of a world shaped by hooves, and the imprint left on humankind. A beautiful and thoughtful exploration. . . . Farewell to the Horse is a grown-up, but also lyrical and creative, history book, and I very much enjoyed it. - James Rebanks, author of the New York Times bestseller The Shepherd's Life

Farewell to the Horse The Final Century of Our Relationship

Farewell to the Horse The Final Century of Our Relationship

Author: Ulrich Raulff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2018

THE SUNDAY TIMES HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR 'A beautiful and thoughtful exploration of the role of the horse in creating our world' James Rebanks 'Scintillating, exhilarating ... you have never read a book like it ... a new way of considering history' Observer The relationship between horses and humans is an ancient, profound and complex one. For millennia horses provided the strength and speed that humans lacked. How we travelled, farmed and fought was dictated by the needs of this extraordinary animal. And then, suddenly, in the 20th century the links were broken and the millions of horses that shared our existence almost vanished, eking out a marginal existence on race-tracks and pony clubs. Farewell to the Horse is an engaging, brilliantly written and moving discussion of what horses once meant to us. Cities, farmland, entire industries were once shaped as much by the needs of horses as humans. The intervention of horses was fundamental in countless historical events. They were sculpted, painted, cherished, admired; they were thrashed, abused and exposed to terrible danger. From the Roman Empire to the Napoleonic Empire every world-conqueror needed to be shown on a horse. Tolstoy once reckoned that he had cumulatively spent some nine years of his life on horseback. Ulrich Raulff's book, a bestseller in Germany, is a superb monument to the endlessly various creature who has so often shared and shaped our fate.

Ein Historiker im 20. Jahrhundert: Marc Bloch

Ein Historiker im 20. Jahrhundert: Marc Bloch

Author: Ulrich Raulff Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2015

Ulrich Raulffs Monographie gibt eine Gesamtanschauung vom Werk Marc Blochs, von seiner historiographischen Leistung, von seiner intellektuellen und moralischen Integritat, von den Anregungen, die in seiner Forschungsarbeit verborgen liegen, von den politischen und gesellschaftlichen Zeitumstanden seiner Tatigkeit, von seiner Lebensgeschichte: ein Portrat des Wissenschaftsorganisators, des groen Gelehrten, des leidenschaftlichen Humanisten und seiner Schriften. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)

Wiedersehen mit den Siebzigern

Wiedersehen mit den Siebzigern

Author: Ulrich Raulff Format: eBook Release Date: 23/09/2014

Mit Witz und Charme besichtigt Ulrich Raulff, heute einer der einflussreichsten Intellektuellen Deutschlands, die Epoche der 70er-Jahre und gewinnt diesem theoriebesessenen und anarchielustigen Jahrzehnt Erkenntnisse ab, die es freiwillig nicht preisgeben wollte: ein kleines Portrat der "e;Generation Theorie"e;. Im Unterschied zu den Sechzigern haben die siebziger Jahre keine gute Presse. Die Sechziger gelten als cool und heroisch, sie tragen das Gesicht von John F. Kennedy und den Sound von Miles Davis. Die Manner fuhren schnell und bewegten sich sparsam, die Frauen waren intellektuell und trugen Mahne. Alles war noch auf Anfang gestellt, alles war vintage. Die Siebziger stehen im Ruf der Wiederholung und im Zeichen der Dekadenz, sie waren zu bunt, zu laut, zu formlos. In Deutschland mundeten sie in die Katastrophe der RAF-Morde, international in die letzte, harte Phase des Kalten Krieges. Asthetisch hinterlieen sie Betonwusten, bildungspolitisch die reformierte Massenuniversitat. Ihr Farbspektrum war nicht besser als ihr politisches und moralisches Design. Es ist nicht leicht, die Siebziger zu mogen. Auer wenn man sie intensiv erlebt hat und auf dem Weg war, ein Intellektueller zu werden.

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