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The third part of an extraordinary life and unique manuscript: Franz Simon Meyer takes us through the last 20 years of his eventful and experiential life.
In this last independent volume, Meyer also recounts not only the events of his private life – deaths, weddings, births, celebrations and more. Above all, the unrest after the Revolution and the warfare during Napoleon III’s reign are the subject of vivid descriptions and critical reflections.

Meyer draws a broad panorama of bourgeois life in the 19th century, which is both exciting and moving, not least because of the personal insights into his emotional world. We experience the social and political upheavals in Europe and at the same time get to know a man of that time who trusts in God, goes through emotional depths and at the end of his life looks back on a fulfilled, busy and happy life.

This faithful reproduction of a 150-year-old manuscript is a unique historical source. It contains, in addition to the annual reports, copperplate engravings, seating plans, letters, poems, and other testimonies from Meyer’s life, which he himself collected, and which is hereby made available to a broad public.

A book about time, about identity and the pursuit of happiness.

1st edition, hardcover, DIN A5, 360 pages.

ISBN: 978-3-943025-41-5


Napoleonic Wars / Progress / Rastatt / German Revolution / March Revolution / Yearbooks / 1848 / Business History / Financial History / Franco-Prussian War / Baden-Baden / 1870 / 1871 / Everyday Piety / Industrialization / Family History / Banker

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