About the event
"The Pursuit of Power" creates an extraordinarily rich and entertaining panorama of 19th-century Europe. Between 1815 and 1914, the continent was undergoing drastic transformation with overwhelming cultural, political and technological changes. What was seen as modern in one decade appeared old-fashioned in the next. Huge cities sprang up and new European countries were created. Europe dominated the rest of the world as never before or since.
Richard Evans shows European history from the top and from the bottom, explores the multiplicity of developments and finds a unique way of explaining Europe now and then.
Moderator: Dr. Joachim Käppner, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Born in 1947, Richard J. Evans was professor for modern history at Cambridge University from 1998 to 2017, and was appointed Regius Professor in 2008. He is the author of ground-breaking publications on German history of the 19th and 20th century and on National Socialism. Among the awards he has won are the Wolfson Literary Award for History and the Medal for Art and Science of the Hanseatic City of Hamburg.
About the series
"Zur Sache..." / "To the point..." – Authors at the Staatsbibliothek, is a series of events jointly organised by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, the C.H.Beck publishing house, the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt (DVA), the publishing house Antje Kunstmann and the dtv publishing house, with the kind support of the Sponsors and Friends of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and the book trader Lehmkuhl.
|Date||07 November 2018, 19:00|
|Venue||Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Fürstensaal, 1st floor|
Ludwigstr. 16, 80539 Munich
|Public transport||Underground lines U3/ U6, bus lines 58/ 68/ 153/ 154, station/ bus stop Universität|
Bus lines 100/ 153, bus stop Von-der-Tann-Strasse
|Registration||Please register by e-mail to|
firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +49 89 28638-2115
Reserved seats need to be occupied 15 minutes before the start of the event at the latest.
By participating, you declare your approval of possibly being seen on recordings which will be used within the scope of the public relations work of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.
|Admission||Admission is free.|
|Flyer||Download of the event flyer (PDF, 1.82 MB)|