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Author(s): Ofer Gal, Yi Zheng
Categories: History > World, Reference > General, Social Science > Anthropology
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2013-11-22
ISBN-10: 940077382X
ISBN-13: 9789400773820
Language: English
Description: This volume comprises studies of the early modern drama of motion and transformation of knowledge. It is unique in taking its global nature as fundamental and contains studies of the theme of motion and knowledge in China, Europe and the Pacific from the 16th to the 18th century. People living around the turn of the 17th century were experiencing motion in ways beyond the grasp of anyone less than a century earlier. Goods and people were crossing lands and oceans to distances never envisioned and in scales hardly imaginable by their recent predecessors.  The earth itself has been set in motion and the heavens were... more...
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 08:30:01 GMT
An Intellectual History of Cannibalism (by Catalin Avramescu) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/an-intellectual-history-of-cannibalism
Author(s): Catalin Avramescu
Categories: History > Europe, Philosophy > General, Social Science > General
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish date: 2011-08-08
ISBN-10: 0691152195
ISBN-13: 9780691152196
Language: English
Description: The cannibal has played a surprisingly important role in the history of thought--perhaps the ultimate symbol of savagery and degradation-- haunting the Western imagination since before the Age of Discovery, when Europeans first encountered genuine cannibals and related horrible stories of shipwrecked travelers eating each other. An Intellectual History of Cannibalism is the first book to systematically examine the role of the cannibal in the arguments of philosophers, from the classical period to modern disputes about such wide-ranging issues as vegetarianism and the right to private property. Catalin Avramescu shows how the cannibal is, before... more...
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 08:22:02 GMT
Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya (by Caroline Elkins) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/imperial-reckoning-the-untold-story-of-britains-gulag-in-kenya
Author(s): Caroline Elkins
Categories: History > Africa, History > Europe, History > World
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Publish date: 2005-01-11
ISBN-10: 0805076530
ISBN-13: 9780805076530
Language: English
Description: No description available
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 06:54:05 GMT
The Cyrenaics (by Ugo Zilioli) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-cyrenaics
Author(s): Ugo Zilioli
Categories: History > Ancient, Philosophy > History & Surveys
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2014-08-08
ISBN-10: 1844652904
ISBN-13: 9781844652907
Language: English
Description: The Cyrenaic school of philosophy (named after its founder Aristippus' native city of Cyrene in North Africa) flourished in the fifth and fourth centuries BCE and whose importance was much recognized in ancient times. Ugo Zilioli's book provides the first book-length introduction to the school in English. This book begins by introducing the main figures of the Cyrenaic school beginning with Aristippus and by setting them into their historical context. Once the reader is familiar with those figures and with the genealogy of the school, the book offers an overview of ancient and modern interpretations of the Cyrenaics, to provide readers with... more...
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 06:24:20 GMT
Marcus Aurelius: Meditations, Books 1-6 (Clarendon Later Ancient Philosophers) (by Christopher Gill) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/marcus-aurelius-meditations-books-1-6-clarendon-later-ancient-philosophers
Author(s): Christopher Gill
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient, Philosophy > History & Surveys
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2013-10-15
ISBN-10: 0199694834
ISBN-13: 9780199694839
Language: English
Description: Christopher Gill provides a new translation and commentary on the first half of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, and a full introduction to the Meditations as a whole. The Meditations constitute a unique and remarkable work, a reflective diary or notebook by a Roman emperor, that is based on Stoic philosophy but presented in a highly distinctive way. Gill focuses on the philosophical content of the work, especially the question of how far it is consistent with Stoic theory as we know this from other sources. He argues that the Meditations are largely consistent with Stoic theory--more than has been often supposed. The work draws closely on core themes... more...
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 06:24:18 GMT
Marcus Aurelius in the Historia Augusta and Beyond (by Geoff W. Adams) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/marcus-aurelius-in-the-historia-augusta-and-beyond
Author(s): Geoff W. Adams
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient, History > Europe, History > Historiography, Philosophy > History & Surveys
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publish date: 2012-12-19
ISBN-10: 0739176382
ISBN-13: 9780739176382
Language: English
Description: This book examines the biography of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. It seeks to further understand the author of the Historia Augusta alongside the reminiscences of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Geoff W. Adams arrives at this understanding through a study of a wide range of literary texts. Marcus Aurelius was a very important ruler of the Roman Empire, who has had an impact symbolically, philosophically, and historically upon how the Roman Empire has been envisioned. Adams achieves this end to bring a clearer understanding to his representation and to modern interpretations of his highly interpreted and romanticized representations in the ancient... more...
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 06:24:13 GMT
From the Socratics to the Socratic Schools: Classical Ethics, Metaphysics and Epistemology (by Ugo Zilioli) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/from-the-socratics-to-the-socratic-schools-classical-ethics-metaphysics-and-epistemology
Author(s): Ugo Zilioli
Categories: History > Ancient, Literary Collections > General, Philosophy > Epistemology, Philosophy > Ethics & Moral Philosophy, Philosophy > History & Surveys
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2015-03-12
ISBN-10: 1844658430
ISBN-13: 9781844658435
Language: English
Description: In the two golden centuries that followed the death of Socrates, ancient philosophy underwent a tremendous transformation that culminated in the philosophical systematizations of Plato, Aristotle and the Hellenistic schools. Fundamental figures other than Plato were active after the death of Socrates; his immediate pupils, the Socratics, took over his legacy and developed it in a variety of ways. This rich philosophical territory has however been left largely underexplored in the scholarship. This collection of eleven previously unpublished essays by leading scholars fills a gap in the literature, providing new insight into... more...
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 06:24:01 GMT
Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History (by Joseph Telushkin) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/rebbe-the-life-and-teachings-of-menachem-m-schneerson-the-most-influential-rabbi-in-modern-history
Author(s): Joseph Telushkin
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Religious, History > United States, Religion > Judaism
Publisher: HarperWave
Publish date: 2014-06-10
ISBN-10: 0062318985
ISBN-13: 9780062318985
Language: English
Description: “One of the greatest religious biographies ever written.” – Dennis Prager In this enlightening biography, Joseph Telushkin offers a captivating portrait of the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, a towering figure who saw beyond conventional boundaries to turn his movement, Chabad-Lubavitch, into one of the most dynamic and widespread organizations ever seen in the Jewish world. At once an incisive work of history and a compendium of Rabbi Schneerson's teachings, Rebbe is the definitive guide to understanding one of the most vital, intriguing figures of the last centuries. From his modest... more...
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 06:22:05 GMT
Michael Haneke's Cinema: The Ethic of the Image (Film Europa) (by Catherine Wheatley) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/michael-hanekes-cinema-the-ethic-of-the-image-film-europa
Author(s): Catherine Wheatley
Categories: History > Europe, Performing Arts > Film & Video
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publish date: 2009-09-01
ISBN-10: 1845457226
ISBN-13: 9781845457228
Language: English
Description: "This is a bold, lucid, fiercely intelligent book, a vital addition to the study of contemporary cinema by one of the UK's brightest young film critics." · Screen Existing critical traditions fail to fully account for the impact of Austrian director, and 2009 Cannes Palm d'Or winner, Michael Haneke's films, situated as they are between intellectual projects and popular entertainments. In this first English-language introduction to, and critical analysis of, his work, each of Haneke's eight feature films are considered in detail. Particular attention is given to what the author terms Michael Haneke's 'ethical cinema' and the unique... more...
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 04:42:01 GMT
Hideous Progeny: Disability, Eugenics, and Classic Horror Cinema (Film and Culture Series) (by Angela Smith) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/hideous-progeny-disability-eugenics-and-classic-horror-cinema-film-and-culture-series
Author(s): Angela Smith
Categories: History > United States
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish date: 2012-01-24
ISBN-10: 0231157169
ISBN-13: 9780231157162
Language: English
Description: Twisted bodies, deformed faces, aberrant behavior, and abnormal desires characterized the hideous creatures of classic Hollywood horror, which thrilled audiences with their sheer grotesqueness. Most critics have interpreted these traits as symptoms of sexual repression or as metaphors for other kinds of marginalized identities, yet Angela M. Smith conducts a richer investigation into the period's social and cultural preoccupations. She finds instead a fascination with eugenics and physical and cognitive debility in the narrative and spectacle of classic 1930s horror, heightened by the viewer's desire for visions of... more...
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 04:38:02 GMT
Shadows of Doubt: Negotiations of Masculinity in American Genre Films (Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series) (by Barry Keith Grant) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/shadows-of-doubt-negotiations-of-masculinity-in-american-genre-films-contemporary-approaches-to-film-and-media-series
Author(s): Barry Keith Grant
Categories: History > General, Performing Arts > Television
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Publish date: 2010-10-01
ISBN-10: 0814334571
ISBN-13: 9780814334577
Language: English
Description: In Shadows of Doubt: Negotiations of Masculinity in American Genre Films, Barry Keith Grant questions the idea that Hollywood movies reflect moments of crisis in the dominant image of masculinity. Arguing instead that part of the mythic function of genre movies is to offer audiences an ongoing dialogue on issues of gender, Grant explores a wide range of genre films, including comedies, musicals, horror, science fiction, westerns, teen movies, and action films. In ten chapters arranged chronologically according to the films discussed, Grant provides a series of close analyses of such disparate films such as Broken Blossoms,... more...
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 04:36:09 GMT
Millennial Cinema: Memory in Global Film (by Amresh Sinha, Terence McSweeney) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/millennial-cinema-memory-in-global-film
Author(s): Amresh Sinha, Terence McSweeney
Categories: History > General
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish date: 2012-04-24
ISBN-10: 023116193X
ISBN-13: 9780231161930
Language: English
Description: In spite of the overwhelming interest in the study of memory and trauma, no single volume has yet explored the centrality of memory to films of this era in a global context; this volume is the first anthology devoted exclusively to the study of memory in twenty-first-century cinema. Combining individual readings and interdisciplinary methodologies, this book offers new analyses of memory and trauma in some of the most discussed and debated films of the new millennium: Pan's Labyrinth (2006), The Namesake (2006), Hidden (2005), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Oldboy (2003), City of God (2002), Irréversible... more...
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 04:36:02 GMT
Confronting the Borders of Medieval Art (by Jill Caskey, Adam S. Cohen Linda Safran) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/confronting-the-borders-of-medieval-art
Author(s): Jill Caskey, Adam S. Cohen Linda Safran
Categories: Art > History, History > General
Publisher: BRILL
Publish date: 2011-06-22
ISBN-10: 900420749X
ISBN-13: 9789004207493
Language: English
Description: This volume approaches the problem of the canonical center by looking at art and architecture on the borders of the medieval world, from China to Armenia, Sweden, and Spain. Seven contributors engage three distinct yet related problems: margins, frontiers, and cross-cultural encounters. While not displaying a unified methodology or privileging specific theoretical constructs, the essays emphasize how strategies of representation articulated ownership and identity within contested arenas. What is contested is both medieval (the material evidence itself) and modern (the scholarly traditions in which the evidence has or has not been embedded). An... more...
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 04:34:07 GMT
Shostakovich in Context (by Rosamund Bartlett) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/shostakovich-in-context
Author(s): Rosamund Bartlett
Categories: History > Europe, Music > History & Criticism, Reference > General
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2000-06-22
ISBN-10: 0198166664
ISBN-13: 9780198166665
Language: English
Description: This volume presents recent research into Dmitri Shostakovich's life (1906-1975) and work by leading British, American, Russian, and Israeli scholars. It is occasioned by the ever-growing interest in a composer whose significance in and for the history of twentieth-century music is, as Richard Taruskin has commented, immense, possibly unparalleled and above all, continuing. The authors of the thirteen articles are musicologists, Russian literature specialists, biographers, and cultural historians, whose diverse fields of expertise are reflected in the interdisciplinary nature of the materials collected here. The collection presents Shostakovich... more...
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 04:32:09 GMT
Whiting Up: Whiteface Minstrels and Stage Europeans in African American Performance (by Marvin McAllister) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/whiting-up-whiteface-minstrels-and-stage-europeans-in-african-american-performance
Author(s): Marvin McAllister
Categories: History > United States, Performing Arts > Film & Video
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publish date: 2011-11-15
ISBN-10: 0807835080
ISBN-13: 9780807835081
Language: English
Description: In the early 1890s, black performer Bob Cole turned blackface minstrelsy on its head with his nationally recognized whiteface creation, a character he called Willie Wayside. Just over a century later, hiphop star Busta Rhymes performed a whiteface supercop in his hit music video "Dangerous." In this sweeping work, Marvin McAllister explores the enduring tradition of "whiting up," in which African American actors, comics, musicians, and even everyday people have studied and assumed white racial identities. Not to be confused with racial "passing" or derogatory notions of "acting white," whiting up is a deliberate performance strategy designed to... more...
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 04:32:02 GMT
Talking Music: Conversations with New Zealand Musicians (by Sarah Shieff) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/talking-music-conversations-with-new-zealand-musicians
Author(s): Sarah Shieff
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, Biography & Autobiography > Entertainment & Performing Arts, History > Australia & New Zealand, Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: Auckland University Press
Publish date: 2001-05-01
ISBN-10: 1869402286
ISBN-13: 9781869402280
Language: English
Description: Fourteen musicians tell their stories about how they became who they are, the commitment required, the struggles, failures and successes, and the fierce ambition which has driven them.
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 04:20:11 GMT
Early Renaissance (Style and Civilization) (by Michael Levey) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/early-renaissance-style-and-civilization
Author(s): Michael Levey
Categories: History > United States
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish date: 1978-02-23
ISBN-10: 014020914X
ISBN-13: 9780140209143
Language: English
Description: The Early Renaissance was dominated by the optimism with which man had begun to view himself and the cosmos. The world was no longer seen as a mass of unmanageable, unruly chaos but as a universe harmoniously planned and arranged by God. God was still at the centre, but mankind also had its rightful place, with the potential not only to fall but also to rise to divinity. Man's growing self-awareness is expressed in the painting of the time by a concern for clarity and realism, a desire to discover the underlying truth of the cosmos and to explore the splendour of the human form. In his book, Michael Levey discusses this age, from the art of Jan Van... more...
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 04:20:07 GMT
Leonide Massine and the 20th Century Ballet (by Leslie Norton) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/leonide-massine-and-the-20th-century-ballet
Author(s): Leslie Norton
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers, History > General, Performing Arts > Dance
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Publish date: 2004-04
ISBN-10: 0786417528
ISBN-13: 9780786417520
Language: English
Description: The great Russian choreographer Leonide Massine was the most important figure in modernist ballet in the 1930s, known for works such as Gaite Parisienne and The Three-Cornered Hat. His versatility and scope made his choreography the most representative of the century. Whatever period he portrayed, his style flowed freely and unselfconsciously. His character ballets dealt not with stereotypes but with individuals, and his symphonic ballets proved how great music could be employed without demeaning it. Like his mentor Diaghilev, he strove to bring music, painting, and poetry to his ballets. Massine was responsible for the first resolutely abstract... more...
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 04:20:02 GMT
The Political Theatre of David Edgar: Negotiation and Retrieval (Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre) (by Janelle Reinelt, Gerald Hewitt) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-political-theatre-of-david-edgar-negotiation-and-retrieval-cambridge-studies-in-modern-theatre
Author(s): Janelle Reinelt, Gerald Hewitt
Categories: Drama > English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, History > Europe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2011-08-15
ISBN-10: 0521509688
ISBN-13: 9780521509688
Language: English
Description: David Edgar's writings address the most basic questions of how humans organize and govern themselves in modern societies. This study brings together the disciplines of political philosophy and theatre studies to approach the leading British playwright as a political writer and a public social critic. Edgar uses theatre as a powerful tool of public discourse, an aesthetic modality for engaging with and thinking/feeling through the most pressing social issues of the day. In this he is a supreme rationalist: he deploys character, plot and language to explore ideas, to make certain kinds of discursive cases and model hypothetical alternatives. Reinelt... more...
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 04:14:02 GMT
1492: What Is It Like to Be Discovered? (by Deborah Small, Maggie Jaffe) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/1492-what-is-it-like-to-be-discovered
Author(s): Deborah Small, Maggie Jaffe
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers, History > Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Publish date: 1999-05-24
ISBN-10: 0853458367
ISBN-13: 9780853458364
Language: English
Description: World-class art and poetry on the colonization of the Americas.
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 04:12:01 GMT
Beyond Grief: Sculpture and Wonder in the Gilded Age Cemetery (by Cynthia Mills) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/beyond-grief-sculpture-and-wonder-in-the-gilded-age-cemetery
Author(s): Cynthia Mills
Categories: Art > History, Art > Sculpture, History > World, Social Science > General
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Publish date: 2014-09-23
ISBN-10: 1935623370
ISBN-13: 9781935623373
Language: English
Description: Beyond Grief explores high-style funerary sculptures and their functions during the turn of the twentieth century. Many scholars have overlooked these monuments, viewing them as mere oddities, a part of an individual artist's oeuvre, a detail of a patron's biography, or local civic cemetery history. This volume considers them in terms of their wider context and shifting use as objects of consolation, power, and multisensory mystery and wonder. Art historian Cynthia Mills traces the stories of four families who memorialized their losses through sculpture. Henry Brooks Adams commissioned perhaps the most famous American cemetery monument of all, the... more...
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 04:02:09 GMT
Filming Politics: Communism and the Portrayal of the Working Class at the National Film Board of Canada, 1939-46 (Cinemas Off Centre) (by Malek Khouri) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/filming-politics-communism-and-the-portrayal-of-the-working-class-at-the-national-film-board-of-canada-1939-46-cinemas-off-centre
Author(s): Malek Khouri
Categories: History > Canada, Literary Criticism > General
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Publish date: 2007-05-15
ISBN-10: 1552381994
ISBN-13: 9781552381991
Language: English
Description: The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) was created in 1939 to produce, distribute, and promote Canadian cinema both domestically and abroad. During the early years of the NFB, its creative output was largely informed by the turbulent political and social climate the world was facing. World War II, Communism, unemployment, the role of labour unions, and working conditions were all subjects featured by the NFB during the period from 1939 to 1946. In Filming Politics, author Malek Khouri explores the work of the NFB during this period and argues that the political discourse of the films produced by this institution offered a... more...
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 03:58:12 GMT
Brazilian Women's Filmmaking: From Dictatorship to Democracy (by Leslie Marsh) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/brazilian-womens-filmmaking-from-dictatorship-to-democracy
Author(s): Leslie Marsh
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), Social Science > Women's Studies
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish date: 2012-10-31
ISBN-10: 025207873X
ISBN-13: 9780252078736
Language: English
Description:   At most recent count, there are no fewer than forty-five women in Brazil directing or codirecting feature-length fiction or documentary films. In the early 1990s, women filmmakers in Brazil were credited for being at the forefront of the rebirth of filmmaking, or retomada, after the abolition of the state film agency and subsequent standstill of film production. Despite their numbers and success, films by Brazilian women directors are generally absent from discussions of Latin American film and published scholarly works.   Filling this void, Brazilian Women's Filmmaking focuses on women's film production... more...
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 03:58:05 GMT
From Protest to Pragmatism: The Unionist government and North-South relations from 1959-72 (by D. McCann) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/from-protest-to-pragmatism-the-unionist-government-and-north-south-relations-from-1959-72
Author(s): D. McCann
Categories: History > Europe, History > World, Political Science > Government, Political Science > History & Theory, Political Science > Political Ideologies
Publisher: Palgrave Pivot
Publish date: 2014-12-12
ISBN-10: 1137499532
ISBN-13: 9781137499530
Language: English
Description: How do two ideologically opposed governments co-operate? The Unionist government struggled to answer this question during the sixties and seventies. This book charts the development of this government's policy towards its neighbor in Southern Ireland and explains how it ended up in a total stalemate with the emergence of the Troubles.
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:42:03 GMT
I Am Mathematician (by Norbert Wiener) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/i-am-mathematician
Author(s): Norbert Wiener
Categories: History > General, Science > History
Publisher: The MIT Press
Publish date: 1964-08-15
ISBN-10: 0262730073
ISBN-13: 9780262730075
Language: English
Description: No description available
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:38:02 GMT
Passion and Language in Eighteenth-Century Literature: The Aesthetic Sublime in the Work of Eliza Haywood, Aaron Hill, and Martha Fowke (by Earla Wilputte) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/passion-and-language-in-eighteenth-century-literature-the-aesthetic-sublime-in-the-work-of-eliza-haywood-aaron-hill-and-martha-fowke
Author(s): Earla Wilputte
Categories: History > General, Language Arts & Disciplines > General, Literary Collections > English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Literary Criticism > General, Social Science > General
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2014-09-04
ISBN-10: 1349494984
ISBN-13: 9781349494989
Language: English
Description: Providing imaginatively contextualized close readings, this study focuses on three key eighteenth-century writers - Haywood, Hill and Fowke. Wilputte traces the development of the passionate language of these writers whose lives, writing careers, and interests intersected from 1720 to 1724 in the "Hillarian" coterie.
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:26:03 GMT
Decolonizing Palestinian Political Economy: De-development and Beyond (Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies) (by M. Turner, O. Shweiki) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/decolonizing-palestinian-political-economy-de-development-and-beyond-rethinking-peace-and-conflict-studies
Author(s): M. Turner, O. Shweiki
Categories: Business & Economics > Economic Conditions, Business & Economics > Economics, Business & Economics > International, Business & Economics > Labor, History > Middle East
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2014-11-17
ISBN-10: 1349496588
ISBN-13: 9781349496587
Language: English
Description: The volume brings together cutting-edge political economy analyses of the Palestinian people: those living in the occupied territory of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, those living within Israel, and refugees in Arab states. It is a must-read for those who wish to understand the historical origins and contemporary realities that face Palestinians.
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:22:02 GMT
Exploring the Solar System: The History and Science of Planetary Exploration (Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology) (by Roger D. Launius) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/exploring-the-solar-system-the-history-and-science-of-planetary-exploration-palgrave-studies-in-the-history-of-science-and-technology
Author(s): Roger D. Launius
Categories: History > United States, History > World, Science > Astronomy, Science > Astrophysics & Space Science, Science > History
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2013-01-08
ISBN-10: 113727316X
ISBN-13: 9781137273161
Language: English
Description: From the beginning of the Space Age the United States, followed soon by other nations, began an impressive effort to learn about the planets of the solar system. The data collected and analyzed by scientists has revolutionized understanding of our neighbors. These efforts also captured the imagination of people from all backgrounds like nothing else except the Apollo lunar missions. Through a succession of analytical essays on major aspects of the history of robotic planetary exploration, this book opens new vistas in the understanding of the development of planetary science in the Space Age.
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:06:02 GMT
A Savage History: Whaling in the Pacific and Southern Oceans (by John Newton) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-savage-history-whaling-in-the-pacific-and-southern-oceans
Author(s): John Newton
Categories: History > Australia & New Zealand, Nature > Oceans & Seas, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: University of New South Wales Press
Publish date: 2013-06-01
ISBN-10: 1742233740
ISBN-13: 9781742233741
Language: English
Description: Celebrated, revered, and studied, whales hold particular allure, but for much of history they have been relentlessly hunted throughout the oceans. A Savage History is a powerful account of a complex and bloody relationship that tells the rich history of whales and whaling, following the stories of whalers from the 18th century to the present day. It explores not only the drama and danger of whaling but the ways in which whales have infused human imagination throughout history. The book also covers the end of industrial whaling and the work still to do to protect these magnificent and intelligent creatures.
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:42:03 GMT
The Classic French Cinema, 1930-1960 (by Colin Crisp) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-classic-french-cinema-1930-1960
Author(s): Colin Crisp
Categories: History > Europe
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish date: 1993-12-22
ISBN-10: 0253315506
ISBN-13: 9780253315502
Language: English
Description: No description available
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:04:02 GMT
The First Christians in Their Social Worlds: Social-scientific approaches to New Testament Interpretation (by Philip F. Esler) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-first-christians-in-their-social-worlds-social-scientific-approaches-to-new-testament-interpretation
Author(s): Philip F. Esler
Categories: History > Ancient, Reference > General, Religion > History, Religion > Theology, Social Science > General
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 1994-11-04
ISBN-10: 0415111226
ISBN-13: 9780415111225
Language: English
Description: First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:00:05 GMT
The Ukrainian Diaspora (Global Diasporas) (by Vic Satzewich) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-ukrainian-diaspora-global-diasporas
Author(s): Vic Satzewich
Categories: History > Europe, History > World, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2003-01-14
ISBN-10: 0415296587
ISBN-13: 9780415296588
Language: English
Description: In this fascinating book, Vic Satzewich traces one hundred and twenty-five years of Ukranian migration, from the economic migration at the end of the nineteenth century to the political migration during the inter-war period and throughout the 1960s and 1980s resulting from the troubled relationship between Russia and the Ukraine. The author looks at the ways the Ukranian Diaspora has retained its identity, at the different factions within it and its response to the war crimes trials of the 1980s.
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 22:54:12 GMT
A Man and His Ship: America's Greatest Naval Architect and His Quest to Build the S.S. United States (by Steven Ujifusa) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-man-and-his-ship-americas-greatest-naval-architect-and-his-quest-to-build-the-s-s-united-states
Author(s): Steven Ujifusa
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, History > Military, Transportation > Ships & Shipbuilding
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish date: 2012-07-10
ISBN-10: 1451645074
ISBN-13: 9781451645071
Language: English
Description: THE STORY OF A GREAT AMERICAN BUILDER At the peak of his power, in the 1940s and 1950s, William Francis Gibbs was considered America’s best naval architect. His quest to build the finest, fastest, most beautiful ocean liner of his time, the S.S. United States, was a topic of national fascination. When completed in 1952, the ship was hailed as a technological masterpiece at a time when “made in America” meant the best. Gibbs was an American original, on par with John Roebling of the Brooklyn Bridge and Frank Lloyd Wright of Fallingwater. Forced to drop out of Harvard following his family’s sudden financial ruin, he... more...
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 21:08:13 GMT
On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History (by Nicholas A. Basbanes) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/on-paper-the-everything-of-its-two-thousand-year-history
Author(s): Nicholas A. Basbanes
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Books, History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Knopf
Publish date: 2013-10-15
ISBN-10: 0307266427
ISBN-13: 9780307266422
Language: English
Description: A consideration of all things paper—its invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousand-fold uses (and misuses), proliferation, and sweeping influence on society; its makers, shapers, collectors, and pulpers—written by the admired cultural historian and author of the trilogy on all things book-related: A Gentle Madness; Patience and Fortitude (“How could any intelligent, literate person not just love this book?”—Simon Winchester); and A Splendor of Letters (“Elegant, wry, and humane”—André Bernard, New York Observer). Nicholas Basbanes writes about paper, from its invention in China two... more...
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:26:01 GMT
Islamic Monuments in Cairo: The Practical Guide (by Caroline Williams) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/islamic-monuments-in-cairo-the-practical-guide
Author(s): Caroline Williams
Categories: History > Africa, Religion > Islam, Travel > Africa, Travel > Middle East, Travel > Reference
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
Publish date: 2004-10-01
ISBN-10: 9774246950
ISBN-13: 9789774246951
Language: English
Description: Cairo's Islamic monuments are part of an uninterrupted tradition that spans over a thousand years of building activity. No other Islamic city can equal Cairo's spectacular heritage, nor trace its historical and architectural development with such clarity. The discovery of this historic core, first visually by nineteenth-century western artists then intellectually by twentieth-century Islamic art specialists, now - at the turn of the millennium - awaits the delight of the general visitor. This new edition of a popular and handy guide continues to walk the visitor around two hundred of the city's most interesting Islamic monuments. It also keeps pace... more...
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 19:52:03 GMT
Charity and Community in Medieval Cambridge (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series) (by Miri Rubin) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/charity-and-community-in-medieval-cambridge-cambridge-studies-in-medieval-life-and-thought-fourth-series
Author(s): Miri Rubin
Categories: History > Europe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2002-05-09
ISBN-10: 0521893984
ISBN-13: 9780521893985
Language: English
Description: This study develops our understanding of medieval society through an examination of its charitable activities. In a detailed study of the forms in which relief was organised in medieval Cambridge and Cambridgeshire, the book unravels the economic and demographic factors which created the need for relief as well as the forms in which the community offered it. With continual reference to the religious teachings of priests and friars and the changing ideas of lay piety, Dr Rubin relates the changing forms of charitable giving to the shift in attitudes towards community and social order, towards relations between laity and clergy, and towards the poor.... more...
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 19:16:01 GMT
Italian Masculinity as Queer Melodrama: Caravaggio, Puccini, Contemporary Cinema (Global Masculinities) (by John Champagne) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/italian-masculinity-as-queer-melodrama-caravaggio-puccini-contemporary-cinema-global-masculinities
Author(s): John Champagne
Categories: History > Europe, Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2015-11-08
ISBN-10: 1349501654
ISBN-13: 9781349501656
Language: English
Description: Offering queer analyses of paintings by Caravaggio and Puccini and films by Özpetek, Amelio, and Grimaldi, Champagne argues that Italian masculinity has often been articulated through melodrama. Wide in scope and multidisciplinary in approach, this much-needed study shows the vital role of affect for both Italian history and masculinity studies.
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:32:09 GMT
Edwardians on Screen: From Downton Abbey to Parade’s End (by Katherine Byrne) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/edwardians-on-screen-from-downton-abbey-to-parade-s-end
Author(s): Katherine Byrne
Categories: History > Europe, History > Study & Teaching, Performing Arts > Film & Video, Social Science > Media Studies
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2015-08-26
ISBN-10: 1137467886
ISBN-13: 9781137467881
Language: English
Description: This book explores television's current fascination with the Edwardian era. By exploring popular period dramas such as Downton Abbey , it examines how the early twentieth century is represented on our screens, and what these shows tell us about class, gender and politics, both past and present.
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:32:03 GMT
Iulius Africanus: Chronographiae: The Extant Fragments (Die Griechischen Christlichen Schriftsteller) (English and Egyptian Edition) (by Martin Wallraff (Editor)) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/iulius-africanus-chronographiae-the-extant-fragments-die-griechischen-christlichen-schriftsteller-english-and-egyptian-edition
Author(s): Martin Wallraff (Editor)
Categories: History > Ancient, Literary Collections > American, Religion > Christianity, Religion > History
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Publish date: 2007-09-17
ISBN-10: 3110194937
ISBN-13: 9783110194937
Language: English
Description: Iulius Africanus has rightly been called the 'Father of Christian Chronography'. His world chronicle is one of the few works of Christian literature pioneering a new genre. Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages mainly articulated their reflection on history in the form of the world chronicle. The work has not been preserved in its entirety; the extant fragments have to be laboriously pieced together from the works of later authors. To date, there has not been a critical edition of this material, and the edition in use today dates back nearly 200 years (J.M. Routh 1814). This new edition in the GCS series closes an old gap in the programme of this... more...
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:16:09 GMT
Printing and Prophecy: Prognostication and Media Change 1450-1550 (Cultures of Knowledge in the Early Modern World) (by Jonathan Green) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/printing-and-prophecy-prognostication-and-media-change-1450-1550-cultures-of-knowledge-in-the-early-modern-world
Author(s): Jonathan Green
Categories: History > Europe, Religion > History
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publish date: 2011-11-17
ISBN-10: 0472117831
ISBN-13: 9780472117833
Language: English
Description: Printing and Prophecy: Prognostication and Media Change 1450-1550 examines prognostic traditions and late medieval prophetic texts in the first century of printing and their effect on the new medium of print. The many prophetic and prognostic works that followed Europe's earliest known printed book---not the Gutenberg Bible, but the Sibyl's Prophecy, printed by Gutenberg two years earlier and known today only from a single page---over the next century were perennial best sellers for many printers, and they provide the modern observer with a unique way to study the history and inner workings of the print medium. The very... more...
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:56:05 GMT
Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration (by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/pathfinders-a-global-history-of-exploration
Author(s): Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Categories: History > General, Travel > General
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Publish date: 2006-11-27
ISBN-10: 0393062597
ISBN-13: 9780393062595
Language: English
Description: High adventure and grand history from a master of the craft in a beautifully illustrated volume. With characteristic flair, Felipe Fernández-Armesto gives us an entertaining and insightful history of world exploration. Presenting the subject for the first time on a truly global scale, Fernández-Armesto tracks the pathfinders who, over the last five millennia, lay down the routes of contact that have drawn together the farthest reaches of the world. From the maritime expeditions connecting Queen Hatshepsut's Egypt to the exotic land of Punt in the second millennium BCE, through the merchants and missionaries of the ancient Silk Roads and the... more...
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:42:08 GMT
Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan: Letters and Memoirs from Colonial and Revolutionary America, 1675-1815 (by Kerby A. Miller, Arnold Schrier, Bruce D. Boling, David N. Doyle) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/irish-immigrants-in-the-land-of-canaan-letters-and-memoirs-from-colonial-and-revolutionary-america-1675-1815
Author(s): Kerby A. Miller, Arnold Schrier, Bruce D. Boling, David N. Doyle
Categories: History > Europe, History > United States
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2003-03-27
ISBN-10: 0195045130
ISBN-13: 9780195045130
Language: English
Description: Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan is a monumental and pathbreaking study of early Irish Protestant and Catholic migration to America. Through exhaustive research and sensitive analyses of the letters, memoirs, and other writings, the authors describe the variety and vitality of early Irish immigrant experiences, ranging from those of frontier farmers and seaport workers to revolutionaries and loyalists. Largely through the migrants own words, it brings to life the networks, work, and experiences of these immigrants who shaped the formative stages of American society and its Irish communities. The authors explore why Irishmen and women left... more...
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:32:08 GMT
Indian Ocean Migrants and State Formation in Hadhramaut: Reforming the Homeland (Social, Economic and Political Studies of the Middle East and Asia) (by Ulrike Freitag) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/indian-ocean-migrants-and-state-formation-in-hadhramaut-reforming-the-homeland-social-economic-and-political-studies-of-the-middle-east-and-asia
Author(s): Ulrike Freitag
Categories: Art > Design, History > Middle East
Publisher: Brill
Publish date: 2003-09-25
ISBN-10: 9004128506
ISBN-13: 9789004128507
Language: English
Description: The author discusses the modern history of Hadhramaut in a novel way. Linked to the Indian Ocean through a long history of migration, she traces the ways in which members of the diaspora and travellers interacted with the homeland through their remittances, political initiatives and the introduction of new ideas and institutions. The book is based on a wide range of hitherto unused Hadhrami and British sources as well as on fieldwork in Yemen and Indonesia. Exemplary life-histories of merchants and scholars illustrate the wide range of concerns for the establishment of stable polities in a tribal society. This is linked to the careful analysis of... more...
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:32:03 GMT
Southeast Asia: An Introductory History (by Milton Osborne) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/southeast-asia-an-introductory-history
Author(s): Milton Osborne
Categories: History > Asia, Travel > Asia
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish date: 2013-09-01
ISBN-10: 1743312679
ISBN-13: 9781743312674
Language: English
Description: Now in its 11th edition, this lively and accessible guide to Southeast Asia written by one of the world's preeminent historians of the area remains a classic in its field The first edition of this one-volume introductrion to the area was published in 1979 and immediately filled a need for readers interested in a tantalizingly different part of the world. Subsequent editions have continued to document with great perception the enormous changes and dramatic growth experienced in the region. Dr. Milton Osborne has been a resident, student, and... more...
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:20:02 GMT
Recent Developments in Hittite Archaeology and History: Papers in Memory of Hans G. Guterbock (by Harry A. Hoffner, K. Aslihan Yener, Simrit Dhesi) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/recent-developments-in-hittite-archaeology-and-history-papers-in-memory-of-hans-g-guterbock
Author(s): Harry A. Hoffner, K. Aslihan Yener, Simrit Dhesi
Categories: History > Ancient, History > Asia, History > World
Publisher: Eisenbrauns
Publish date: 2002-06-01
ISBN-10: 1575060531
ISBN-13: 9781575060538
Language: English
Description: Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money back guarantee.
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:12:07 GMT
Uniting Mountain and Plain: Cities, Law, and Environmental Change along the Front Range (by Kathleen A. Brosnan) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/uniting-mountain-and-plain-cities-law-and-environmental-change-along-the-front-range
Author(s): Kathleen A. Brosnan
Categories: Business & Economics > Economic History, History > Native American, History > United States, Political Science > Government, Political Science > Public Policy
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publish date: 2002-10-14
ISBN-10: 0826323529
ISBN-13: 9780826323521
Language: English
Description: Tracing the birth of Denver and its sister cities Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Uniting Mountain and Plain recounts an important chapter in the transformation of the United States from a nation of traditional agricultural communities to a modern, urban, industrial society. Standing at the intersection of the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains, Denver shaped the regional economy that grew out of the discovery of gold in 1858. As Denver grew, Colorado Springs and Pueblo developed economic niches to complement the metropolis. Challenging the idea that front-range entrepreneurs acted as conduits for outside dollars, Kathleen... more...
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:12:02 GMT
The Lordship of the Isles (Northern World) (by Richard D. Oram) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-lordship-of-the-isles-northern-world
Author(s): Richard D. Oram
Categories: History > Europe, History > World
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Publish date: 2014-07-31
ISBN-10: 9004279466
ISBN-13: 9789004279469
Language: English
Description: No description available
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:18:02 GMT
This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible (by Charles E. Cobb Jr.) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/this-nonviolent-stuffll-get-you-killed-how-guns-made-the-civil-rights-movement-possible
Author(s): Charles E. Cobb Jr.
Categories: History > United States
Publisher: Basic Books
Publish date: 2014-06-03
ISBN-10: 0465033105
ISBN-13: 9780465033102
Language: English
Description: Visiting Martin Luther King Jr. at the peak of the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott, journalist William Worthy almost sat on a loaded pistol. “Just for self defense,” King assured him. It was not the only weapon King kept for such a purpose; one of his advisors remembered the reverend’s Montgomery, Alabama home as “an arsenal.” Like King, many ostensibly “nonviolent” civil rights activists embraced their constitutional right to selfprotection—yet this crucial dimension of the Afro-American freedom struggle has been long ignored by history. In This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed, civil rights scholar... more...
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:22:02 GMT
Archaeological Survey in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley 1940-1947 (Classics Southeast Archaeology) (by James B. Griffin, Philip Phillips, James A. Ford) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/archaeological-survey-in-the-lower-mississippi-alluvial-valley-1940-1947-classics-southeast-archaeology
Author(s): James B. Griffin, Philip Phillips, James A. Ford
Categories: History > United States, Social Science > Archaeology
Publisher: University Alabama Press
Publish date: 2003-10-08
ISBN-10: 0817350225
ISBN-13: 9780817350222
Language: English
Description: A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication A classic work by three important scholars who document prehistoric human occupation along the lower reaches of the continent's largest river. The Lower Mississippi Survey was initiated in 1939 as a joint undertaking of three institutions: the School of Geology at Louisiana State University, the Museum of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, and the Peabody Museum at Harvard. Fieldwork began in 1940 but was halted during the war years. When fieldwork resumed in 1946, James Ford had joined the American Museum of Natural History, which assumed... more...
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:56:05 GMT
Three Voyages (by Rene Laudonniere) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/three-voyages
Author(s): Rene Laudonniere
Categories: History > Europe, History > United States
Publisher: University Alabama Press
Publish date: 2001-05-11
ISBN-10: 0817311211
ISBN-13: 9780817311216
Language: English
Description: This translation of an eyewitness account by a major participant offers valuable information about all three attempts to establish a French colony on the south Atlantic coast of North America. Rene Laudonniere's account of the three attempts by France to colonize what is now the United States is uniquely valuable because he played a major role in each of the ventures—first, in 1562, as second in command during the founding of the ill-fated Charlesport, then as commander for the establishment of Fort Caroline on Florida's St. Johns River in 1564, and finally as the one to welcome French... more...
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:52:09 GMT