eBooks-share History Latest eBooks https://www.books-share.com/rss/history Latest History eBooks from Books-share.com en-us admin@ebooks-share.net admin@ebooks-share.net Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:32:07 GMT Books-share.com https://www.books-share.com/images/logo.png https://www.books-share.com/ 158 57 The Imperial Mantle: The United States, Decolonization, and the Third (by David D Newsom, David D. Newsom) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-imperial-mantle-the-united-states-decolonization-and-the-third
Author(s): David D Newsom, David D. Newsom
Categories: History > Military, History > United States
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish date: 2001-03-01
ISBN-10: 0253338344
ISBN-13: 9780253338341
Language: English
Description: The Imperial Mantle The United States, Decolonization, and the Third World David D. Newsom A probing analysis of relations between the United States and the Third World in the post-World War II era. "To understand why some people in the Third World like to throw rocks at us, read this book." --Richard B. Parker Many Americans are bewildered by the hostilities and even hatred toward the United States on the part of newly independent Third World nations. Experienced diplomat and scholar David D. Newsom seeks to understand these animosities in this thoughtful review of U.S.... more...
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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:32:07 GMT
Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today (FT Press Science) (by David P. Clark) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/germs-genes-and-civilization-how-epidemics-shaped-who-we-are-today-ft-press-science
Author(s): David P. Clark
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), Medical > Diseases, Medical > Genetics, Medical > History, Science > Biology
Publisher: FT Press
Publish date: 2010-05-22
ISBN-10: 0137019963
ISBN-13: 9780137019960
Language: English
Description: In Germs, Genes and Civilization, Dr. David Clark tells the story of the microbe-driven epidemics that have repeatedly molded our human destinies. You'll discover how your genes have been shaped through millennia spent battling against infectious diseases. You'll learn how epidemics have transformed human history, over and over again, from ancient Egypt to Mexico, the Romans to Attila the Hun. You'll learn how the Black Death epidemic ended the Middle Ages, making possible the Renaissance, western democracy, and the scientific revolution. Clark demonstrates how epidemics have repeatedly shaped not just our health and... more...
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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:12:04 GMT
Finland: Modern Architectures in History (Reaktion Books - Modern Architectures in History) (by Roger Connah) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/finland-modern-architectures-in-history-reaktion-books-modern-architectures-in-history
Author(s): Roger Connah
Categories: Architecture > History, Architecture > Reference, History > Europe
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish date: 2006-03-15
ISBN-10: 1861892500
ISBN-13: 9781861892508
Language: English
Description: Buildings speak volumes, not just about their occupants or owners, but about the countries in which they exist. From colonnades to paving stones, the architecture of any building does more than simply date the structure—it celebrates the spirit of a people and a nation. Roger Connah's latest book, Finland, explores the culture and democratic spirit of a country whose buildings carry the indelible markings of Finland's political and physical climate. Nearly all of the country's buildings were constructed after 1917, when Finland gained its independence from Russia. The resulting architecture—often springing from hugely... more...
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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:06:07 GMT
Ancient Greece (Let's See Library: Ancient Civilizations) (by Cynthia Fitterer Klingel, Robert B. Noyed) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/ancient-greece-lets-see-library-ancient-civilizations
Author(s): Cynthia Fitterer Klingel, Robert B. Noyed
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), Children's Books > History
Publisher: Compass Point Books
Publish date: 2002-08
ISBN-10: 0756502934
ISBN-13: 9780756502935
Language: English
Description: An introduction to the history, government, culture, people, and aspects of daily life of ancient Greece and its pervasive and enduring influence on western civilization.
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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:52:15 GMT
Volga River (Rivers in World History) (by Tim McNeese) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/volga-river-rivers-in-world-history
Author(s): Tim McNeese
Categories: History > Europe, Juvenile Nonfiction > History, Reference > General, Science > Earth Sciences, Social Science > General
Publisher: Facts on File
Publish date: 2005-04-01
ISBN-10: 0791082474
ISBN-13: 9780791082478
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:52:05 GMT
Eastern Europe and the Challenges of Modernity, 1800-2000 (BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies) (by Stefano Bianchini) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/eastern-europe-and-the-challenges-of-modernity-1800-2000-basees-routledge-series-on-russian-and-east-european-studies
Author(s): Stefano Bianchini
Categories: History > Europe, Social Science > General
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2015-02-07
ISBN-10: 1138832235
ISBN-13: 9781138832237
Language: English
Description: This book presents a concise and comprehensive overview of the mainstream flows of ideas, politics and itineraries towards modernity in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans over two centuries from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the end of the Gorbachev administration. Unlike other books on the subject which view modernity based on the idea of Western European supremacy, this book outlines the various different pathways of development, and of growing industrialisation, urbanisation and secularisation which took place across the region. It provides rich insights on the complex networks whereby very varied... more...
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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:42:07 GMT
Maya Forest Garden: Eight Millennia of Sustainable Cultivation of the Tropical Woodlands (New Frontiers in Historical Ecology) (by Anabel Ford, Ronald Nigh) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/maya-forest-garden-eight-millennia-of-sustainable-cultivation-of-the-tropical-woodlands-new-frontiers-in-historical-ecology
Author(s): Anabel Ford, Ronald Nigh
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Latin America, History > Native American, Social Science > Anthropology, Social Science > Archaeology
Publisher: Left Coast Press
Publish date: 2015-06-30
ISBN-10: 1611329973
ISBN-13: 9781611329971
Language: English
Description: The conventional wisdom says that the devolution of Classic Maya civilization occurred because its population grew too large and dense to be supported by primitive neotropical farming methods, resulting in debilitating famines and internecine struggles. Using research on contemporary Maya farming techniques and important new archaeological research, Ford and Nigh refute this Malthusian explanation of events in ancient Central America and posit a radical alternative theory. The authors show that ancient Maya farmers developed ingenious, sustainable woodland techniques to cultivate numerous food plants (including the staple... more...
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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:22:05 GMT
The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the First World War (by Matthew Hughes, William J. Philpott) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-palgrave-concise-historical-atlas-of-the-first-world-war
Author(s): Matthew Hughes, William J. Philpott
Categories: History > Military, History > World, Reference > Atlases, Travel > Maps & Road Atlases
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2005-06-18
ISBN-10: 1403904332
ISBN-13: 9781403904331
Language: English
Description: The profound influence of World War I on politics and society is still felt today, yet it remains a greatly misunderstood conflict, shrouded in myths and misperceptions. In The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the First World War Philpott and Hughes, leading historians of the conflict, draw on recent scholarship to present a clear introduction to the war. In fifty maps, accompanied by supporting text and statistical tables, they survey the main battles and political features of the war. This concise volume will give students and general readers important insights into the nature and effects of world war.
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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:52:05 GMT
Daily Life in Immigrant America, 1820-1870 (The Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series: Daily Life in the United States) (by James M. Bergquist) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/daily-life-in-immigrant-america-1820-1870-the-greenwood-press-daily-life-through-history-series-daily-life-in-the-united-states
Author(s): James M. Bergquist
Categories: History > Social History, History > United States, Social Science > General
Publisher: Greenwood
Publish date: 2007-12-30
ISBN-10: 0313336989
ISBN-13: 9780313336980
Language: English
Description: Early nineteenth century America saw the first wave of post-Independence immigration. Germans, Irish, Englishmen, Scandinavians, and even Chinese on the west coast began to arrive in significant numbers, profoundly impacting national developments like westward expansion, urban growth, industrialization, city and national politics, and the Civil War. This volume explores the early immigrants' experience, detailing where they came from, what their journey to America was like, where they entered their new nation, and where they eventually settled. Life in immigrant communities is examined, particularly those areas of life unsettled by the clash of... more...
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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:46:10 GMT
Approaching Ottoman History: An Introduction to the Sources (by Suraiya Faroqhi) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/approaching-ottoman-history-an-introduction-to-the-sources
Author(s): Suraiya Faroqhi
Categories: History > Asia, History > Europe, History > Historiography, History > Middle East
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2000-01-28
ISBN-10: 0521661684
ISBN-13: 9780521661683
Language: English
Description: In a state-of-the art introduction to Ottoman history, Suraiya Faroqhi explores the documentary sources and explains how to interpret them to students in the field and in related disciplines. By considering both archival and narrative sources, she demonstrates why they were prepared, encouraging her readers to adopt a critical approach to their findings. While the book is essentially a guide to a complex discipline for initiates into the field, the experienced Ottomanist will find much that is original and provocative in its sophisticated interpretation.
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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:32:11 GMT
Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Cold War (by John Swift) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/palgrave-concise-historical-atlas-of-the-cold-war
Author(s): John Swift
Categories: History > Europe, History > World, Reference > Atlases, Travel > Maps & Road Atlases
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2004-01-17
ISBN-10: 0333994035
ISBN-13: 9780333994030
Language: English
Description: With 50 maps and easily accessible text, the newest title in the Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas series presents the Cold War in a form which is both useful and understandable. Covering popular issues such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Berlin Blockade, and the arms race, the book also examines less obvious themes such as cultural issues, détente, and many more, giving readers a comprehensive and thorough overview the Cold War and all its complexities.
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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:32:09 GMT
The Architecture Of Imperialism: Miliary Bases And The Evolution Of Foreign Policy In Egypt's New Kingdom (Probleme Der Agyptologie) (by Ellen Fowles Morris) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-architecture-of-imperialism-miliary-bases-and-the-evolution-of-foreign-policy-in-egypts-new-kingdom-probleme-der-agyptologie
Author(s): Ellen Fowles Morris
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient, House & Home > Design & Construction, Political Science > International Relations, Social Science > Archaeology
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Publish date: 2005-01-30
ISBN-10: 9004140360
ISBN-13: 9789004140363
Language: English
Description: This volume utilizes both archaeological and textual data pertaining to Egyptian military bases to examine the evolution of Egypt's foreign policy in the New Kingdom. The types of structures erected to house soldiers and administrators in Syria-Palestine, Nubia, and Libya differed in ways that do much to illuminate the nature of imperial aims in these subject territories.
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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:32:04 GMT
The Routledge Atlas of American History (Routledge Historical Atlases) (by Martin Gilbert) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-routledge-atlas-of-american-history-routledge-historical-atlases
Author(s): Martin Gilbert
Categories: History > United States, History > World, Reference > General, Travel > Maps & Road Atlases
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2005-12-02
ISBN-10: 0415359023
ISBN-13: 9780415359023
Language: English
Description: The Routledge Atlas of American History presents a series of 157 clear and detailed maps, accompanied by informative captions, facts and figures. Updated with additional maps and text and including significant recent events, the complete history of America is unravelled through vivid representations of all the significant landmarks, including: politics – from the annexation of Texas to the battle for black voting rights and the results of the 2004 Presidential election military events – from the War of Independence and America's standing in two world wars to the conflicts in Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf,... more...
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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:26:01 GMT
Europe (Modern World Cultures) (by Zoran Pavlovic) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/europe-modern-world-cultures
Author(s): Zoran Pavlovic
Categories: History > Europe, Juvenile Nonfiction > Social Issues, Social Science > General
Publisher: Chelsea House Publications
Publish date: 2006-02
ISBN-10: 0791081435
ISBN-13: 9780791081433
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 06:42:12 GMT
Utah Historians and the Reconstruction of Western History (by Gary Topping) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/utah-historians-and-the-reconstruction-of-western-history
Author(s): Gary Topping
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Regional Subjects, History > United States
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publish date: 2003-11-17
ISBN-10: 0806135611
ISBN-13: 9780806135618
Language: English
Description: Among historians of Utah and the American West, few names have greater resonance than Bernard DeVoto, Dale Morgan, Juanita Brooks, Wallace Stegner, and Fawn Brodie. Each of these writers made enduring contributions not only to our knowledge of the American West but also to our view of the region and its history. In many ways their writing set the standard for scholarship and interpretation, and their influence is still felt today. Yet they were not flawless. As Gary Topping explains in this, the first comprehensive appraisal of their work, each had serious shortcomings. DeVoto and Stegner,... more...
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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 06:42:07 GMT
Charlemagne (by Johannes Fried) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/charlemagne
Author(s): Johannes Fried
Categories: History > Europe
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish date: 2016-10-10
ISBN-10: 0674737393
ISBN-13: 9780674737396
Language: English
Description: When Charlemagne died in 814 CE, he left behind a dominion and a legacy unlike anything seen in Western Europe since the fall of Rome. Distinguished historian and author of The Middle Ages Johannes Fried presents a new biographical study of the legendary Frankish king and emperor, illuminating the life and reign of a ruler who shaped Europe’s destiny in ways few figures, before or since, have equaled. Living in an age of faith, Charlemagne was above all a Christian king, Fried says. He made his court in Aix-la-Chapelle the center of a religious and intellectual renaissance, enlisting the Anglo-Saxon scholar Alcuin of York... more...
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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 03:52:05 GMT
America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines (P.S.) (by Gail Collins) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/americas-women-400-years-of-dolls-drudges-helpmates-and-heroines-p-s
Author(s): Gail Collins
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Women, History > United States, Social Science > Women's Studies
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publish date: 2007-04-24
ISBN-10: 0061227226
ISBN-13: 9780061227226
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 02:42:07 GMT
China’s Rise and Changing Order in East Asia (Politics and Development of Contemporary China) (by David Arase) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/china-s-rise-and-changing-order-in-east-asia-politics-and-development-of-contemporary-china
Author(s): David Arase
Categories: Business & Economics > Economic Conditions, History > Asia, Political Science > History & Theory, Political Science > International Relations
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2017-01-06
ISBN-10: 1352000229
ISBN-13: 9781352000221
Language: English
Description: This book discusses the impact of China's rise on regional order at three levels: Sino-US relations, East Asia’s contested sub regions and regional institutions. Sino-US relations provide a framework to examine macro-regional relations. In East Asia’s contested sub regions--Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, and the eastern Indian Ocean region―the author explores the crucial role regional powers and local states play in maintaining effective governance and stability. The author shows how regional institutions attempt to develop cooperation and shared norms that work toward regional community. The inclusion of leading experts from China, the US,... more...
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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 02:32:10 GMT
Physical Anthropology, Race and Eugenics in Greece (1880s1970s) (Balkan Studies Library) (by Sevasti Trubeta) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/physical-anthropology-race-and-eugenics-in-greece-1880s1970s-balkan-studies-library
Author(s): Sevasti Trubeta
Categories: History > Europe, History > World, Nature > Mammals
Publisher: BRILL
Publish date: 2013-08-22
ISBN-10: 9004257667
ISBN-13: 9789004257665
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 02:12:04 GMT
The Cambridge History of the Cold War (Volume 3) (by Melvyn P. Leffler, Odd Arne Westad) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-cambridge-history-of-the-cold-war-volume-3
Author(s): Melvyn P. Leffler, Odd Arne Westad
Categories: History > World, Political Science > International Relations
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2010-04-26
ISBN-10: 0521837219
ISBN-13: 9780521837217
Language: English
Description: This volume examines the evolution of the Cold War from the Helsinki Conference of 1975 until the Soviet collapse in 1991. Leading scholars analyze the economic, social, cultural, religious, technological, and geopolitical factors that shaped the policies that ended the Cold War, looking at the personalities and policies of Carter and Reagan, Brezhnev and Gorbachev, Thatcher, Kohl, and Deng Xiaoping. They show how events throughout the world shaped the evolution of Soviet-American relations and also explore the legacies of the super-power confrontation in a comparative and trans-national perspective. Penetrating chapters examine how the Cold War... more...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2019 22:16:02 GMT
Lift: Fitness Culture, from Naked Greeks and Acrobats to Jazzercise and Ninja Warriors (by Daniel Kunitz) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/lift-fitness-culture-from-naked-greeks-and-acrobats-to-jazzercise-and-ninja-warriors
Author(s): Daniel Kunitz
Categories: Health & Fitness > Exercise, History > Study & Teaching, Sports & Recreation > History
Publisher: Harper Wave
Publish date: 2016-07-05
ISBN-10: 0062336185
ISBN-13: 9780062336187
Language: English
Description: A riveting cultural history of fitness, from Greek antiquity to the era of the “big-box gym” and beyond, exploring the ways in which human exercise and physical ideals have changed over time—and what we can learn from our past.   How did treadmills and weight machines become the gold standard of fitness? Why have some of us turned our backs on the mirrors and gleaming devices of the traditional gym? What is the appeal of the stripped-down, functional approach to fitness that’s currently on the rise? In this captivating narrative, Daniel Kunitz sets out on a journey through history to answer these... more...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2019 21:42:09 GMT
Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation (by Ken Starr) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/contempt-a-memoir-of-the-clinton-investigation
Author(s): Ken Starr
Categories: History > United States
Publisher: Sentinel
Publish date: 2018-09-11
ISBN-10: 0525536132
ISBN-13: 9780525536130
Language: English
Description: Twenty years after the Starr Report and the Clinton impeachment, former special prosecutor Ken Starr finally shares his definitive account of one of the most divisive periods in American history. You could fill a library with books about the scandals of the Clinton administration, which eventually led to President Clinton's impeachment by the House of Representatives. Bill and Hillary Clinton have told their version of events, as have various journalists and participants. Whenever liberals recall those years, they usually depict independent counsel Ken Starr as an out-of-control, politically driven prosecutor. But as a New York Times columnist... more...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:52:08 GMT
The Crusades (by Nikolas Jaspert) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-crusades-2
Author(s): Nikolas Jaspert
Categories: History > Europe, History > Middle East, History > Military
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2006-09-02
ISBN-10: 0415359686
ISBN-13: 9780415359689
Language: English
Description: This German-to-English translation of a highly successful book is a clear, approachable, student-friendly introduction to the history of the Crusades. With a long chronological span, from the eleventh to the late fifteenth century, and with a wide geographical coverage of the whole of Europe and some of the Middle East, The Crusades is clear, concise and more wide-ranging than most single-volume works. Taking recent scholarship into account, and using boxes, case studies, marginal directions and chronologies, the book is well laid out and easy to follow, providing a comprehensive overview of the... more...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:52:04 GMT
The Chemistry of Alchemy: From Dragon's Blood to Donkey Dung, How Chemistry Was Forged (by Cathy Cobb, Harold Goldwhite, Monty Fetterolf) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-chemistry-of-alchemy-from-dragons-blood-to-donkey-dung-how-chemistry-was-forged
Author(s): Cathy Cobb, Harold Goldwhite, Monty Fetterolf
Categories: History > General, Science > Chemistry, Science > History
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish date: 2014-07-01
ISBN-10: 1616149159
ISBN-13: 9781616149154
Language: English
Description: A unique approach to the history of science using  do-it-yourself experiments along with brief historical profiles to demonstrate how the ancient alchemists stumbled upon the science of chemistry. Be the alchemist! Explore the legend of alchemy with the science of chemistry. Enjoy over twenty hands-on demonstrations of alchemical reactions.  In this exploration of the ancient art of alchemy, three veteran chemists show that the alchemists' quest involved real science and they recount fascinating stories of the sages who performed these strange experiments. Why waste more words on this weird deviation in the evolution of chemistry?... more...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:12:11 GMT
The Art of War Visualized: The Sun Tzu Classic in Charts and Graphs (by Jessica Hagy) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-art-of-war-visualized-the-sun-tzu-classic-in-charts-and-graphs
Author(s): Jessica Hagy
Categories: Business & Economics > Business Life, Business & Economics > Management, Business & Economics > Motivational, History > Military
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Publish date: 2015-03-10
ISBN-10: 0761184937
ISBN-13: 9780761184935
Language: English
Description: It’s the perfect meeting of minds. One, a general whose epigrammatic lessons on strategy offer timeless insight and wisdom. And the other, a visual thinker whose succinct diagrams and charts give readers a fresh way of looking at life’s challenges and opportunities. A Bronze Age/Information Age marriage of Sun Tzu and Jessica Hagy, The Art of War Visualized is an inspired mash-up, a work that completely reenergizes the perennial bestseller and makes it accessible to a new generation of students, entrepreneurs, business leaders, artists, seekers, lovers of games and game theory, and anyone else who knows the value of... more...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2019 05:46:02 GMT
World History (by Jackson J. Spielvogel, William J. Duiker) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/world-history-1
Author(s): Jackson J. Spielvogel, William J. Duiker
Categories: Education > Teaching Methods & Materials, History > World, Reference > General
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publish date: 2015-01-01
ISBN-10: 1305091205
ISBN-13: 9781305091207
Language: English
Description: From the dawn of civilization to the modern dilemmas of nation building in Africa and the Middle East, WORLD HISTORY takes a fascinating look at the common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and inform the future. Authors William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel's best-selling book uses colorful visuals, maps, and dramatic first-hand historical accounts to give readers a powerful perspective on the human experience over time. The easy-to-read narrative is organized around seven major themes (Science and Technology; Art and Ideas; Family and Society; Politics and Government; Earth and the Environment; Religion and Philosophy;... more...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2019 05:12:11 GMT
Strategy of Antelopes (by Unknown) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/strategy-of-antelopes
Author(s): Unknown
Categories: History > Africa, History > Military, History > World
Publisher:
Publish date:
ISBN-10: 1846686865
ISBN-13: 9781846686863
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Mon, 15 Jul 2019 03:16:08 GMT
Africa since 1800 (by Roland Oliver, Anthony Atmore) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/africa-since-1800-1
Author(s): Roland Oliver, Anthony Atmore
Categories: History > Africa
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2005-02-07
ISBN-10: 0521836158
ISBN-13: 9780521836159
Language: English
Description: This book, the Fifth Revised Edition of a well-known introductory textbook, has remained in steady demand for the past forty years. The new edition covers events up to the middle of 2003, and takes account of the fresh perspectives brought about by the end of the Cold War and the new global situation following the events of September 11, 2001. It is also concerned with the demographic trends which are at the heart of so many African problems today, the ravages of diseases such as AIDS and malaria, and the conflicts waged by warlords fighting for control of scarce resources. Previous Edition Hb (1994): 0-521-41946-8 Previous Edition Pb (1994):... more...
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Sun, 14 Jul 2019 22:36:04 GMT
God's Chinese Son: The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan (by Jonathan D. Spence) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/gods-chinese-son-the-taiping-heavenly-kingdom-of-hong-xiuquan
Author(s): Jonathan D. Spence
Categories: History > Asia
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Publish date: 1996-01
ISBN-10: 0393038440
ISBN-13: 9780393038446
Language: English
Description: A history of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom in mid-nineteenth-century China profiles a period of extreme violence, during which a massive uprising, led by religious visionary Hong Xiuquan, cost some twenty million lives. National ad/promo. Tour.
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Sun, 14 Jul 2019 17:46:02 GMT
Mystic, Geometer, and Intuitionist: The Life of L. E. J. Brouwer: Volume 2: Hope and Disillusion (by Dirk van Dalen) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/mystic-geometer-and-intuitionist-the-life-of-l-e-j-brouwer-volume-2-hope-and-disillusion
Author(s): Dirk van Dalen
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > General, History > General, Mathematics > General
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2005-10-20
ISBN-10: 0198516207
ISBN-13: 9780198516200
Language: English
Description: Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer is a remarkable figure, both in the development of mathematics and in wider Dutch history. A mathematical genius with strong mystical and philosophical leanings, he advocated the intuitionist view of mathematics and science as a constructive mental activity. This drew him into a discussion with David Hilbert, the leading advocate of the formalist school, about the nature of mathematics, a debate which made Brouwer a legend during his lifetime. He also contributed significantly to research in topology, and was a member of the socio-linguistic Signific Circle. As well as his diverse mathematical interests he had a great... more...
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Sun, 14 Jul 2019 16:36:15 GMT
Bloody Romanticism: Spectacular Violence and the Politics of Representation, 1776-1832 (Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Cultures of Print) (by Ian Haywood) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/bloody-romanticism-spectacular-violence-and-the-politics-of-representation-1776-1832-palgrave-studies-in-the-enlightenment-romanticism-and-the
Author(s): Ian Haywood
Categories: History > General, Literary Collections > English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Literary Criticism > General, Political Science > History & Theory
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2006-12-12
ISBN-10: 140394282X
ISBN-13: 9781403942821
Language: English
Description: This book is the first comprehensive study of the subject of spectacular violence in British Romantic literature and print culture. It looks at the impact and influence of a series of catastrophically violent events: the transatlantic slave trade; the American war of Independence and the 'Indian' problem; the French revolution and the Napoleonic wars; the Irish rebellion of 1798; and a series of riots and 'disturbances' stretching from the Gordon riots of 1780 to the Reform Bill riots of 1831.
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Sun, 14 Jul 2019 15:56:11 GMT
The Racial Idea in the Independent State of Croatia: Origins and Theory (Central and Eastern Europe: Regional Perspectives in Global Context) (by Nevenko Bartulin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-racial-idea-in-the-independent-state-of-croatia-origins-and-theory-central-and-eastern-europe-regional-perspectives-in-global-context
Author(s): Nevenko Bartulin
Categories: History > Europe, History > World
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Publish date: 2013-11-12
ISBN-10: 9004262830
ISBN-13: 9789004262836
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sun, 14 Jul 2019 15:36:09 GMT
William Faulkner in Context (by John T. Matthews) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/william-faulkner-in-context
Author(s): John T. Matthews
Categories: History > General, Literary Collections > American, Literary Criticism > American
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2015-01-19
ISBN-10: 1107050375
ISBN-13: 9781107050372
Language: English
Description: William Faulkner in Context explores the environment that conditioned Faulkner's creative work. This book provides a broad and authoritative framework that will help readers to better understand this widely read yet challenging writer. Each essay offers a critical assessment of Faulkner's work as it relates to such topics as genre, reception, and the significance of place. Although Faulkner dwelt in his native Mississippi throughout his life, his visits to cities like New Orleans, Paris, and Hollywood profoundly shaped his early career. Inextricable from the dramatic upheavals of the twentieth century, Faulkner's writing was deeply affected by the... more...
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Sun, 14 Jul 2019 14:52:05 GMT
Grumman F-14 Tomcat in Combat (Great American Combat Aircraft) (by Frederic Lert) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/grumman-f-14-tomcat-in-combat-great-american-combat-aircraft
Author(s): Frederic Lert
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Military Science
Publisher: Histoire and Collections
Publish date: 2008-10
ISBN-10: 2352500737
ISBN-13: 9782352500735
Language: English
Description: This new collection is devoted to the planes used during the five last decades by the USN and USAF. With this first volume, Fre'de'ric Lert presents the career of the one of the US Navy's most legendary planes, the F-14 Tomcat, Tom Cruise's mount in the very famous film, Top Gun. REVIEWS " very easy to follow. It is explained in a way that the everyday person....can understand... excellent pictures in flight and on the ground." IPMS, 01/2009
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Sun, 14 Jul 2019 07:26:02 GMT
Heinkel He 162: From Drawing Board to Destruction: the Volksjager Spatz (by Robert Forsyth) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/heinkel-he-162-from-drawing-board-to-destruction-the-volksjager-spatz
Author(s): Robert Forsyth
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Classic Publications
Publish date: 2009-07-15
ISBN-10: 1906537003
ISBN-13: 9781906537005
Language: English
Description: From the summer of 1944, the adversity facing the leadership of the Third Reich was formidable. Ironically, the very existence of such adversity prompted many inventive designs for the air defense of the Reich on a determined and even manic scale. The pinnacle of these accomplishments was the so-called Volksjäger (the 'People's Fighter') project, which was, and still is, regarded as a miracle of production. Created in desperation by the Nazi leadership in mid-1944, and powered by a BMW turbojet, the He 162 was known to its pilots as the 'Spatz' (the 'Sparrow'). It represented an unprecedented aeronautical and engineering achievement, with... more...
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Sun, 14 Jul 2019 06:42:02 GMT
Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga (by Pamela Newkirk) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/spectacle-the-astonishing-life-of-ota-benga
Author(s): Pamela Newkirk
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Biography & Autobiography > Historical, History > Africa, History > World
Publisher: Amistad
Publish date: 2015-06-02
ISBN-10: 006220100X
ISBN-13: 9780062201003
Language: English
Description: An award-winning journalist reveals a little-known and shameful episode in American history, when an African man was used as a human zoo exhibit—a shocking story of racial prejudice, science, and tragedy in the early years of the twentieth century in the tradition of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Devil in the White City, and Medical Apartheid. In 1904, Ota Benga, a young Congolese “pygmy”—a person of petite stature—arrived from central Africa and was featured in an anthropology exhibit at the St. Louis World’s Fair. Two years later, the New York Zoological Gardens displayed him in its Monkey House,... more...
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Sat, 13 Jul 2019 19:36:02 GMT
Law of the Jungle: The Hunt for Colombian Guerrillas, American Hostages, and Buried Treasure (by John Otis) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/law-of-the-jungle-the-hunt-for-colombian-guerrillas-american-hostages-and-buried-treasure
Author(s): John Otis
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Military, History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), Nature > General
Publisher: William Morrow
Publish date: 2010-02-23
ISBN-10: 0061671800
ISBN-13: 9780061671807
Language: English
Description: “Truth be told, they were mostly in it for the money” On February 13, 2003, a plane carrying three American military contractors on a recon patrol crash-landed in the jungle-covered mountains of Colombia. Within minutes, FARC guerrillas swarmed the wreckage and killed the American pilot and a Colombian crew member as they tried to escape. The survivors—Marc Gonsalves, Keith Stansell, and Thomas Howes—were marched at gunpoint into the rain forest. They would live in constant darkness under the jungle canopy as they faced starvation, fights with fellow hostages, and threats of execution—often with their necks... more...
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Sat, 13 Jul 2019 19:22:14 GMT
Victory through Coalition: Britain and France during the First World War (Cambridge Military Histories) (by Elizabeth Greenhalgh) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/victory-through-coalition-britain-and-france-during-the-first-world-war-cambridge-military-histories
Author(s): Elizabeth Greenhalgh
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2005-12-26
ISBN-10: 0521853842
ISBN-13: 9780521853842
Language: English
Description: Germany's invasion of France in August 1914 represented a threat to the great power status of both Britain and France. The countries had no history of cooperation, yet the entente they had created in 1904 proceeded by trial and error, via recriminations, to win a war of unprecedented scale and ferocity. Elizabeth Greenhalgh details the civil-military relations on each side, the political and military relations between the two powers, the maritime and industrial collaboration that were indispensable to an industrialized war effort and the Allied prosecution of war on the western front.
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Sat, 13 Jul 2019 18:52:05 GMT
Irish English: History and Present-Day Forms (Studies in English Language) (by Raymond Hickey) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/irish-english-history-and-present-day-forms-studies-in-english-language
Author(s): Raymond Hickey
Categories: Foreign Language Study > General, History > Europe, Language Arts & Disciplines > Linguistics
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2007-11-26
ISBN-10: 0521852994
ISBN-13: 9780521852999
Language: English
Description: English has been spoken in Ireland for over 800 years, making Irish English the oldest variety of the language outside Britain. This 2007 book traces the development of English in Ireland, both north and south, from the late Middle Ages to the present day. Drawing on authentic data ranging from medieval literature to authentic contemporary examples, it reveals how Irish English arose, how it has developed, and how it continues to change. A variety of central issues are considered in detail, such as the nature of language contact and the shift from Irish to English, the sociolinguistically motivated changes in present-day Dublin English, the special... more...
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Sat, 13 Jul 2019 18:46:05 GMT
The First Way of War: American War Making on the Frontier, 1607-1814 (by John Grenier) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-first-way-of-war-american-war-making-on-the-frontier-1607-1814
Author(s): John Grenier
Categories: History > Military, History > United States, Technology & Engineering > Military Science
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2005-01-31
ISBN-10: 0521845661
ISBN-13: 9780521845663
Language: English
Description: This book explores the evolution of Americans' first way of war, to show how war waged again Indian noncombatant population and agricultural resources became the method early Americans' employed and, ultimately, defined their military heritage. The sanguinary story of the American conquest of the Indian peoples east of the Mississippi River helps demonstrate how early Americans embraced warfare shaped by extravagant violence and focused on conquest. Grenier provides a major revision in understanding the place of warfare directed on noncombatants in the American military tradition, and his conclusions are relevant to understand US "special... more...
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Sat, 13 Jul 2019 18:42:05 GMT
The Cambridge Ancient History Volume 2, Part 2: The Middle East and the Aegean Region, c.1380-1000 BC (by N. G. L. Hammond, I. E. S. Edwards, E. Sollberger, C. J. Gadd) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-cambridge-ancient-history-volume-2-part-2-the-middle-east-and-the-aegean-region-c-1380-1000-bc
Author(s): N. G. L. Hammond, I. E. S. Edwards, E. Sollberger, C. J. Gadd
Categories: History > Ancient
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 1975-01-01
ISBN-10: 0521086914
ISBN-13: 9780521086912
Language: English
Description: Volume II, Part II deals with the history of the region from about 1380 to 1000 B.C., and includes accounts of Akhenaten and the Amarna 'revolution' in Egypt, the expansion and final decline of the Mycenaean civilization in Greece, the exodus and wanderings of the Israelites, and the Asstrian and Hittite empires.
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Sat, 13 Jul 2019 17:26:08 GMT
The Gothic Screen: Space, Sculpture, and Community in the Cathedrals of France and Germany, ca. 1200-1400 (by Jacqueline E. Jung) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-gothic-screen-space-sculpture-and-community-in-the-cathedrals-of-france-and-germany-ca-1200-1400
Author(s): Jacqueline E. Jung
Categories: Architecture > General, History > Europe, Religion > General
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2012-12-28
ISBN-10: 1107022959
ISBN-13: 9781107022959
Language: English
Description: At the heart of Gothic cathedrals, the threshold between nave and sanctuary was marked by the choir screen, a partitioning structure of special complexity, grandeur, and beauty. At once a canopy for altars, a stage for performance, a pedestal for crucifixes and reliquaries, and a ground for spectacular arrays of narrative and iconic sculptures, the choir screen profoundly shaped the spaces of liturgy and social interaction for the diverse communities, both clerical and lay, who shared the church interior. For the first time, this book draws together the most important examples - some fully extant, others known through fragments and graphic sources... more...
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Sat, 13 Jul 2019 04:46:05 GMT
The Pilgrim Art: Cultures of Porcelain in World History (California World History Library) (by Robert Finlay) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-pilgrim-art-cultures-of-porcelain-in-world-history-california-world-history-library
Author(s): Robert Finlay
Categories: Business & Economics > Industries, History > World
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish date: 2010-02-17
ISBN-10: 0520244680
ISBN-13: 9780520244689
Language: English
Description: Illuminating one thousand years of history, The Pilgrim Art explores the remarkable cultural influence of Chinese porcelain around the globe. Cobalt ore was shipped from Persia to China in the fourteenth century, where it was used to decorate porcelain for Muslims in Southeast Asia, India, Persia, and Iraq. Spanish galleons delivered porcelain to Peru and Mexico while aristocrats in Europe ordered tableware from Canton. The book tells the fascinating story of how porcelain became a vehicle for the transmission and assimilation of artistic symbols, themes, and designs across vast distances--from Japan and Java to Egypt and England. It not only... more...
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Sat, 13 Jul 2019 03:06:15 GMT
The Total Work of Art in European Modernism (Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought) (by David Roberts) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-total-work-of-art-in-european-modernism-signale-modern-german-letters-cultures-and-thought
Author(s): David Roberts
Categories: Art > History, History > Europe, Philosophy > Aesthetics
Publisher: Cornell University Press and Cornell University Library
Publish date: 2011-10-28
ISBN-10: 0801450233
ISBN-13: 9780801450235
Language: English
Description: In this groundbreaking book, David Roberts sets out to demonstrate the centrality of the total work of art to European modernism since the French Revolution. The total work of art is usually understood as the intention to reunite the arts into the one integrated whole, but it is also tied from the beginning to the desire to recover and renew the public function of art. The synthesis of the arts in the service of social and cultural regeneration was a particularly German dream, which made Wagner and Nietzsche the other center of aesthetic modernism alongside Baudelaire and Mallarmé. The history and theory of the total work... more...
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Sat, 13 Jul 2019 02:26:04 GMT
Those Terrible Middle Ages: Debunking the Myths (by Regine Pernoud) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/those-terrible-middle-ages-debunking-the-myths
Author(s): Regine Pernoud
Categories: History > Europe, Religion > History
Publisher: Ignatius Pr
Publish date: 2000-05
ISBN-10: 0898707811
ISBN-13: 9780898707816
Language: English
Description: As she examines the many misconceptions about the "Middle Ages", the renown French historian, Régine Pernoud, gives the reader a refreshingly original perspective on many subjects, both historical (from the Inquisition and witchcraft trials to a comparison of Gothic and Renaissance creative inspiration) as well as eminently modern (from law and the place of women in society to the importance of history and tradition). Here are fascinating insights, based on Pernoud's sound knowledge and extensive experience as an archivist at the French National Archives. The book will be provocative for the general readers as well as a helpful resource for... more...
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Fri, 12 Jul 2019 21:26:05 GMT
Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles (by Ruchir Sharma) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/breakout-nations-in-pursuit-of-the-next-economic-miracles
Author(s): Ruchir Sharma
Categories: Business & Economics > Development, Business & Economics > Economic Conditions, Business & Economics > International, History > General, Reference > General
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish date: 2012-04-09
ISBN-10: 0393080269
ISBN-13: 9780393080261
Language: English
Description: International Bestseller One of Foreign Policy's "21 Books to Read in 2012" A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Business Book After a decade of rapid growth, the world’s most celebrated emerging markets are poised to slow down. Which countries will rise to challenge them? To identify the economic stars of the future we should abandon the habit of extrapolating from the recent past and lumping wildly diverse countries together. We need to remember that sustained economic success is a rare phenomenon. As an era of easy money and easy growth comes to a close, China in particular will cool down. Other major players including... more...
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Fri, 12 Jul 2019 17:12:02 GMT
A Monetary History of the Ottoman Empire (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization) (by Sevket Pamuk) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-monetary-history-of-the-ottoman-empire-cambridge-studies-in-islamic-civilization
Author(s): Sevket Pamuk
Categories: Business & Economics > Economic History, Business & Economics > Economics, Business & Economics > Money & Monetary Policy, History > Asia, History > Middle East
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2000-03-28
ISBN-10: 0521441978
ISBN-13: 9780521441971
Language: English
Description: This volume examines the monetary history of a large empire located at the crossroads of intercontinental trade from the fourteenth century until the end of World War I. It covers all regions of the empire from the Balkans through Anatolia, Syria, Egypt and the Gulf to the Maghrib. The implications of monetary developments for social and political history are also discussed throughout the volume. This is an important and pathbreaking book by one of the most distinguished economic historians in the field.
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Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:02:04 GMT
From Buildings and Loans to Bail-Outs: A History of the American Savings and Loan Industry, 1831-1995 (by David L. Mason) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/from-buildings-and-loans-to-bail-outs-a-history-of-the-american-savings-and-loan-industry-1831-1995
Author(s): David L. Mason
Categories: Business & Economics > Banks & Banking, Business & Economics > Corporate & Business History, History > United States
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2004-07-05
ISBN-10: 052182754X
ISBN-13: 9780521827546
Language: English
Description: This first complete history of the American thrift industry traces its development from its origins in the mid-nineteenth century through the resolution of the savings and loan crisis in the 1990s. Because S&Ls offer affordable forms of consumer finance, these institutions have helped millions of people achieve the "American Dream" of home ownership. Although the thrift crisis of the 1980s and early 1990s dealt a severe blow to the financial health and reputation of the industry, this book reveals the ways government resolved it, and how the industry was reinvented in its aftermath.
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Fri, 12 Jul 2019 14:56:15 GMT
Reading Gossip in Early Eighteenth-Century England (Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Cultures of Print) (by Nicola Parsons) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/reading-gossip-in-early-eighteenth-century-england-palgrave-studies-in-the-enlightenment-romanticism-and-the-cultures-of-print
Author(s): Nicola Parsons
Categories: History > Europe, Language Arts & Disciplines > General, Literary Collections > English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Literary Criticism > General
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2009-11-15
ISBN-10: 0230546714
ISBN-13: 9780230546714
Language: English
Description: This book analyzes the relation between print cultures and eighteenth-century literary and political practices and, identifying Queen Anne's England as a crucial moment in the public life of gossip, offers readings of key texts that demonstrate how gossip's interpretative strategies shaped readers' participation in the literary and public spheres.
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Fri, 12 Jul 2019 13:22:09 GMT
Individualism, Decadence and Globalization: On the Relationship of Part to Whole, 1859-1920 (Language, Discourse, Society) (by Regenia Gagnier) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/individualism-decadence-and-globalization-on-the-relationship-of-part-to-whole-1859-1920-language-discourse-society
Author(s): Regenia Gagnier
Categories: History > World, Literary Collections > English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2010-05-15
ISBN-10: 0230247431
ISBN-13: 9780230247437
Language: English
Description: Beginning with a widespread definition of Decadence as when individual parts flourish at the expense of the whole, Regenia Gagnier - a leading cultural historian of late nineteenth-century Britain - shows the full range of meanings of individualism at the height of its promise. From Darwin and Mill to the Fin de Siècle and beyond, Gagnier establishes the individual in relation to its theoretical and practical contexts: the couple and parent/child dyad; the workshop and community; the nation and state; cosmopolis and world-citizenship. She concludes that the relation of... more...
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Fri, 12 Jul 2019 13:22:01 GMT