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The Origins and Development of Europe, from the Proto-Indo-Europeans to the Conflicts of the 20th Century.

Established in 2018, European Origins is a blog focusing on the history of Europe, particularly from the period of Prehistory to the Early Middle Ages, but branching out into more recent historical events, as well as Mythology and Philosophy, too. If you like our content, don’t forget to subscribe at the bottom of the page.

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The Limes in the Germanic Provinces and Rhaetia during the Imperial Period – Gateway to a New World or Border Wall of Civilization?

1 Introduction The Limes in the Germanic provinces and in Rhaetia was long regarded in older research as a “bulwark against the barbarians” (Bakker 1997, p.111), as a border wall of the Imperium Romanum and thus as the border of the civilized world of antiquity against the Germanic “Barbaricum”. In recent decades, however, this view has changed significantly. The border between the Roman Empire and Magna Germania is now no longer seenprimarily as a military installation for protection against the tribes of Central and Northern Europe (as can still be seen in Planck 1976 (cf. Planck 2016, p. 405)), butContinue reading “The Limes in the Germanic Provinces and Rhaetia during the Imperial Period – Gateway to a New World or Border Wall of Civilization?”

Stückwerk-Technik vs. holistischer Utopismus: Karl Poppers Weg zur Verbesserung der Gesellschaft in “Das Elend des Historizismus”

Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Einleitung 2 Engineering Society: Stückwerk-Technik vs. holistischer Utopismus 2.1 Schrittweise Veränderung: Die Stückwerk-Technik 2.2 Radikale Revolution: Der holistische Utopismus und seine Beziehung zum Historizismus 2.3 Stückwerk-Technik als Alternative zum Holismus? 2.3.1 Wie effektiv kann die Stückwerk-Technik als Methode zur gesteuerten gesellschaftlichen Veränderung sein? 2.3.2 Wie groß ist der Unterschied zwischen Stückwerk-Technik und dem holistischen Ansatz tatsächlich? 3 Fazit Literaturverzeichnis 1 Einleitung „Historicism, as Popper understands it, is not just an intellectual error, of interest only to professional philosophers; it is a prime source of moral and political devastation.“ (Passmore 1975, S. 30). Mit diesen Worten leitet John PassmoreContinue reading “Stückwerk-Technik vs. holistischer Utopismus: Karl Poppers Weg zur Verbesserung der Gesellschaft in “Das Elend des Historizismus””

Rom und die Germanen – Der Limes in Deutschland

In der Vergangenheit wurde angenommen, beim Limes handle es sich um ein Verteidigungsbollwerk. Die Forschung der letzten drei Jahrzehnte hat allerdings gezeigt, dass kultureller Austausch zwischen Römern und Germanen in der Grenzzone alltäglich war.

What Is the Oldest English Word?

Languages are always evolving in a process that is never truly finished. So to ask what the oldest word in a given language is, is a bit pointless. We can ask, however, what the oldest attested word in a given language, like English, is, which is what’s examined in this article.

The Origins of the Ancient Greeks

An attempt at answering – in brief – the question of the origin of the Ancient Greeks from an archaeological, mythological and genetic approach.

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