Louis James - Xenophobe's Guide to the Austrians
2010 | ISBN: 1906042217 | English | 96 pages | PDF | 1.9 MB
A guide to understanding the Austrians that delves into the cultural curiosities and peculiar characteristics of this land-locked nation
"The Austrian needs lots of persuading to have his traditions tampered with in the name of modernization and efficiency. He is attached to his sausage, his insipid beer, and the young white wine that tastes so remarkably like iron filings. He prefers the familiar, tried, and tested to the novelty, the latter almost certainly being an attempt by persons unknown to make money at his expense."
"Home life for the Austrians is a never-ending quest for Gemütlichkeit or coziness, which is achieved by accumulating objects that run the gamut from the pleasingly aesthetic to the mind-blowingly kitsch."
"In Austria detonating pretension is a national pastime. It has to do with attitudes to power that date back to an absolutist form of government and with the self-irony developed by people who were (or thought they were) more talented than the authority to which they had to defer."
"The paradoxical character of the Austrian mingles profoundly conservative attitudes with a flair for innovation and invention. This creative tension usually takes the form of official obstructionism to good ideas, but sometimes the other way round. For example, the population were outraged by Josef II's attempt to make them adopt reusable coffins with flaps on the underside for dropping out the corpses. (The Emperor was forced to retreat, grumbling as he did so about the people's wasteful attitude.)"
(Buy premium account for maximum speed and resumming ability)
Перед тем как скачать Louis James - Xenophobe's Guide to the Austrians
бесплатно, без смс, регистрации, на халяву, через торрент, рекомендуем прочитать отзывыо Louis James - Xenophobe's Guide to the Austrians.
Другие новости по теме:
Практические курсы по программированию (2015)
В данном сборнике представлены обучающие материалы с сайта Hexlet. Материалы относятся к компьютерной тематике, веб-разработке, администрированию, языкам программирования и т.д.
Arsenic Pollution A Global Synthesis
Arsenic Pollution: A Global Synthesis by Peter RavenscroftEnglish | 30 Jan. 2009 | ISBN: 1405186011, 140518602X | 618 Pages | PDF | 10 MBArsenic Pollution summarizes the most current research onthe
BluffTitler Pro 220.127.116.11 MegaPack 160329
BluffTitler Pro 18.104.22.168 MegaPack 160329[center]BluffTitler Pro 22.214.171.124 MegaPack | 486 MbCreate dazzling 3D titles for your videos with BluffTitler. Want to impress your friends and clients with
Ars Vercanus Advanced Magickal Techniques
Ars Vercanus: Advanced Magickal TechniquesLanguage: English | AZW3 / EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: 1905713975 | 2014 | 420 pages | 4 MB / 3 MB / 4 MBFor as long as humanity has existed, there have been
Louis Agassiz Creator of American Science
Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science by Dr Christoph IrmscherEnglish | 5 Feb. 2013 | ISBN: 0547577672 | 517 Pages | EPUB | 3 MBCharismatic and controversial, Louis Agassiz is our least known