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By Frank Westerman

Sirviéndose, como línea argumental, de los angeles historia de los caballos de raza lipizana, Frank Westerman recorre los angeles historia contemporánea de los angeles Europa del siglo XX en este brillante y unique ensayo, que se lee como una novela. Siguiendo el árbol genealógico y las vicisitudes de las yeguadas imperiales, el autor-narrador reconstruye l. a. historia de cuatro generaciones de purasangres y de cómo consiguieron sobrevivir a las guerras napoleónicas, los angeles caída del Imperio austrohúngaro, las dos guerras mundiales, los delirantes experimentos para mejorar las razas proyectados por Hitler, Stalin y Ceaucescu y las terribles condiciones que soportaron durante los angeles guerra de los Balcanes. El lector es conducido, a través de Europa, desde los establos imperiales del pasado hasta los controvertidos laboratorios genéticos de hoy día.

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Yet h e m ight, n evertheless, d ecide t hat t hey are s omething l ess t han t ruly f ree. ” They h ad c ome s o f ar t hat e ven f reedom h ad t aken o n n ew def nitions. Franklin D. Roosevelt had a s tab at it in a s peech in January, 1941. He dreamed of a world founded on four freedoms: “The f rst is f reedom of speech a nd expression – e verywhere i n the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way – everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from w ant – e verywhere i n t he w orld.

Techniques were also lost in other areas such as building and medicine. Em balming, f or e xample, w ould n ever a gain reac h the peaks of sophistication attained about 1,000 bc. Modern-day funeral d irectors c an o nly l ook b ack i n awe t o t he p rofessional skills of the ancient Egyptian embalmers, who were part of a professional elite that included builders, stonemasons, and architects such as Imhotep, the f rst named architect. Why have great skills been lost periodically throughout history?

1 The Fayum district had been settled partly by Greek soldiers, who h ad f ought f or s uccessive P tolemaic k ings, a nd p artly b y Egyptian l aborers. B y t he t ime E gypt f ell u nder R oman c ontrol the Fayum population consisted of a m ixture of Greeks and Egyptians at various stages of integration. The people of Fayum combined a be lief i n t he a fter-life – ce lebrated i n e laborate Egyptian funerary practices – with a G reek heritage and Roman administrative p ractices. F ayum m ummies w ere c omplemented by G reek-style po rtraiture, a nd t he po rtraits a re t ruly re markable.

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