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William Belsham Remarks on a late publication, styled The history of the politics of Great Britain and France William Belsham Remarks on a late publication, styled The history of the politics of Great Britain and France Новинка

William Belsham Remarks on a late publication, styled The history of the politics of Great Britain and France

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Charles Burney The present state of music in France and Italy Charles Burney The present state of music in France and Italy Новинка

Charles Burney The present state of music in France and Italy

Полный вариант заголовка: «The present state of music in France and Italy: оr the journal of а tour through those countries, undertaken to collect materials for a general history of music by Charles Burney, Muf.D.»
Barrett Wyont A History of California Wine Barrett Wyont A History of California Wine Новинка

Barrett Wyont A History of California Wine

A History of California Wine features curated articles featuring the history of wine in California
Jim Cullen A Short History of the Modern Media Jim Cullen A Short History of the Modern Media Новинка

Jim Cullen A Short History of the Modern Media

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A Short History of the Modern Media presents a concise history of the major media of the last 150 years, including print, stage, film, radio, television, sound recording, and the Internet. Offers a compact, teaching-friendly presentation of the history of mass media Features a discussion of works in popular culture that are well-known and easily available Presents a history of modern media that is strongly interdisciplinary in nature
Brian Young A Companion to Intellectual History Brian Young A Companion to Intellectual History Новинка

Brian Young A Companion to Intellectual History

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A Companion to Intellectual History provides an in-depth survey of the practice of intellectual history as a discipline. Forty newly-commissioned chapters showcase leading global research with broad coverage of every aspect of intellectual history as it is currently practiced. Presents an in-depth survey of recent research and practice of intellectual history Written in a clear and accessible manner, designed for an international audience Surveys the various methodologies that have arisen and the main historiographical debates that concern intellectual historians Pays special attention to contemporary controversies, providing readers with the most current overview of the field Demonstrates the ways in which intellectual historians have contributed to the history of science and medicine, literary studies, art history and the history of political thought Named Outstanding Academic Title of 2016 by Choice Magazine, a publication of the American Library Association
Stephen James Fitzjames A history of the criminal law of England. Volume 2 Stephen James Fitzjames A history of the criminal law of England. Volume 2 Новинка

Stephen James Fitzjames A history of the criminal law of England. Volume 2

A history of the criminal law of England, Volume 2 by Sir Stephen James Fitzjames.
Mark Largent A. A Companion to the History of American Science Mark Largent A. A Companion to the History of American Science Новинка

Mark Largent A. A Companion to the History of American Science

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A Companion to the History of American Science offers a collection of essays that give an authoritative overview of the most recent scholarship on the history of American science. Covers topics including astronomy, agriculture, chemistry, eugenics, Big Science, military technology, and more Features contributions by the most accomplished scholars in the field of science history Covers pivotal events in U.S. history that shaped the development of science and science policy such as WWII, the Cold War, and the Women’s Rights movement
Kenneth Appold G. The Reformation. A Brief History Kenneth Appold G. The Reformation. A Brief History Новинка

Kenneth Appold G. The Reformation. A Brief History

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The Reformation: A Brief History is a succinct and engaging introduction to the origins and history of the Protestant Reformation. A rich overview of the Reformation, skillfully blending social, political, religious and theological dimensions A clearly and engagingly written narrative which draws on the latest and best scholarship Includes the history of the Reformation in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, areas that are rarely covered in any detail The Reformation is placed in the context of the entire history of Christianity to draw out its origins, impetus, and legacy
Diedrich Knickerbocker A history of New-York Diedrich Knickerbocker A history of New-York Новинка

Diedrich Knickerbocker A history of New-York

Полный вариант заголовка: «A history of New-York : from the beginning of the world to the end of the Dutch dynasty : being the onle authentic history of the times that ever have been published / by Diedrich Knickerbocker».
Kinoshita Sharon A Companion to Mediterranean History Kinoshita Sharon A Companion to Mediterranean History Новинка

Kinoshita Sharon A Companion to Mediterranean History

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A Companion to Mediterranean History presents a wide-ranging overview of this vibrant field of historical research, drawing together scholars from a range of disciplines to discuss the development of the region from Neolithic times to the present. Provides a valuable introduction to current debates on Mediterranean history and helps define the field for a new generation Covers developments in the Mediterranean world from Neolithic times to the modern era Enables fruitful dialogue among a wide range of disciplines, including history, archaeology, art, literature, and anthropology
France A. Penguin Island: роман на английском языке France A. Penguin Island: роман на английском языке Новинка

France A. Penguin Island: роман на английском языке

Penguin Island (1908) is a satirical fictional history, beginning with Christian missionary monk landing on the island. Mostly blind and deaf monk have mistaken auks for humans and baptized them. The God, who only allows human to be baptized, converted the birds into humans. Thus begins the history of Penguinia.
E. Wharton The Reef E. Wharton The Reef Новинка

E. Wharton The Reef

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was an American novelist and short story writer. Her works show the lives of people of the late nineteenth century, the times of decline in American history. She was the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1921. Wharton also was familiar with many famous people of the time, including President Theodore Roosevelt. "The Reef is a novel that takes place in Paris and rural France and features mostly American characters. It tells the story of a romance between a widow Anna Leath and her former lover, an American diplomat George Darrow. When Darrow is almost ready to join Anna in France, he receives a telegram ordering him to wait because of an "unexpected obstacle. " Offended and disappointed, he soon meets a young actor Sophy Viner and enters into a romantic affair.
Bernard Lightman A Companion to the History of Science Bernard Lightman A Companion to the History of Science Новинка

Bernard Lightman A Companion to the History of Science

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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the History of Science is a single volume companion that discusses the history of science as it is done today, providing a survey of the debates and issues that dominate current scholarly discussion, with contributions from leading international scholars. Provides a single-volume overview of current scholarship in the history of science edited by one of the leading figures in the field Features forty essays by leading international scholars providing an overview of the key debates and developments in the history of science Reflects the shift towards deeper historical contextualization within the field Helps communicate and integrate perspectives from the history of science with other areas of historical inquiry Includes discussion of non-Western themes which are integrated throughout the chapters Divided into four sections based on key analytic categories that reflect new approaches in the field
Albert Lindemann S. A History of Modern Europe. From 1815 to the Present Albert Lindemann S. A History of Modern Europe. From 1815 to the Present Новинка

Albert Lindemann S. A History of Modern Europe. From 1815 to the Present

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A History of Modern Europe surveys European history from the defeat of Napoleon to the twenty-first century, presenting major historical themes in an authoritative and compelling narrative. Concise, readable single volume covering Europe from the early nineteenth century through the early twenty-first century Vigorous interpretation of events reflects a fresh, concise perspective on European history Clear and thought-provoking treatment of major historical themes Lively narrative reflects complexity of modern European history, but remains accessible to those unfamiliar with the field
Francis Sellon White A history of inventions and discoveries Francis Sellon White A history of inventions and discoveries Новинка

Francis Sellon White A history of inventions and discoveries

Полный вариант заголовка: «A history of inventions and discoveries : alphabetically arranged / by Francis Sellon White».
Upward Christopher The History of English Spelling Upward Christopher The History of English Spelling Новинка

Upward Christopher The History of English Spelling

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The History of English Spelling reveals the history of Modern English spelling, tracing its origins and development from Old English up to the present day. Includes a wealth of information and data on English spelling not available anywhere else Features a complementary website with additional material at www.historyofenglishspelling.info Includes detailed coverage of the contributions from French, Latin, Greek – and the many other languages – to our current orthography Serves as a companion volume to Geoffrey Hughes's A History of English Words in the same series
Brad Lookingbill D. The American Military. A Narrative History Brad Lookingbill D. The American Military. A Narrative History Новинка

Brad Lookingbill D. The American Military. A Narrative History

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The American Military: A Narrative History presents a comprehensive introduction to more than four centuries of American military history. Presents a chronological account of American military history from clashes between militias and Native Americans to 21st-century operations in Afghanistan and Iraq Features personal vignettes to put a human face on armed conflict Addresses patterns of national service, the evolution of civil-military relations, and the advent of all-volunteer forces Puts events in historical context, and considers cultural, social, political, economic, and technological developments
Steven Riess A. A Companion to American Sport History Steven Riess A. A Companion to American Sport History Новинка

Steven Riess A. A Companion to American Sport History

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A Companion to American Sport History presents a collection of original essays that represent the first comprehensive analysis of scholarship relating to the growing field of American sport history. Presents the first complete analysis of the scholarship relating to the academic history of American sport Features contributions from many of the finest scholars working in the field of American sport history Includes coverage of the chronology of sports from colonial times to the present day, including major sports such as baseball, football, basketball, boxing, golf, motor racing, tennis, and track and field Addresses the relationship of sports to urbanization, technology, gender, race, social class, and genres such as sports biography Awarded 2015 Best Anthology from the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH)
Oliver Goldsmith A history of England. Vol. 2 Oliver Goldsmith A history of England. Vol. 2 Новинка

Oliver Goldsmith A history of England. Vol. 2

Полный вариант заголовка: «A history of England : Vol. 2 : in a series of letters from a nobleman to his son to which is added a continuation till the present time / written by lord Lyttelton and Dr. Goldsmith».
Douglas Northrop A Companion to World History Douglas Northrop A Companion to World History Новинка

Douglas Northrop A Companion to World History

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A Companion to World History presents over 30 essays from an international group of historians that both identify continuing areas of contention, disagreement, and divergence in world and global history, and point to directions for further debate. Features a diverse cast of contributors that include established world historians and emerging scholars Explores a wide range of topics and themes, including and the practice of world history, key ideas of world historians, the teaching of world history and how it has drawn upon and challenged «traditional» teaching approaches, and global approaches to writing world history Places an emphasis on non-Anglophone approaches to the topic Considers issues of both scholarship and pedagogy on a transnational, interregional, and world/global scale
Brian Evans The Development of Mathematics Throughout the Centuries. A Brief History in a Cultural Context Brian Evans The Development of Mathematics Throughout the Centuries. A Brief History in a Cultural Context Новинка

Brian Evans The Development of Mathematics Throughout the Centuries. A Brief History in a Cultural Context

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Throughout the book, readers take a journey throughout time and observe how people around the world have understood these patterns of quantity, structure, and dimension around them. The Development of Mathematics Throughout the Centuries: A Brief History in a Cultural Contex provides a brief overview of the history of mathematics in a very straightforward and understandable manner and also addresses major findings that influenced the development of mathematics as a coherent discipline. This book: Highlights the contributions made by various world cultures including African, Egyptian, Babylonian, Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and pre-Columbian American mathematics Features an approach that is not too rigorous and is ideal for a one-semester course of the history of mathematics. Includes a Resources and Recommended Reading section for further exploration and has been extensively classroom-tested
G. R. Elton Practice of History G. R. Elton Practice of History Новинка

G. R. Elton Practice of History

The new edition of G. R. Elton's classic work is a wide-ranging, succinct and practical introduction for all students and general readers of history. It makes a major contribution to the question "what is history?".Издательство: Fontana/ Collin
W. H. Ward The architecture of the Renaissance in France. Volume 2 W. H. Ward The architecture of the Renaissance in France. Volume 2 Новинка

W. H. Ward The architecture of the Renaissance in France. Volume 2

Эта книга — репринт оригинального издания (издательство "London"), созданный на основе электронной копии высокого разрешения, которую очистили и обработали вручную, сохранив структуру и орфографию оригинального издания. Редкие, забытые и малоизвестные книги, изданные с петровских времен до наших дней, вновь доступны в виде печатных книг.The architecture of the Renaissance in France; a history of the evolution of the arts of building, decoration and garden design under classical influence from 1495 to 1830. Volume 2
L.A. Morrison The history of the Sinclair family in Europe and America. For eleven hundred years L.A. Morrison The history of the Sinclair family in Europe and America. For eleven hundred years Новинка

L.A. Morrison The history of the Sinclair family in Europe and America. For eleven hundred years

Эта книга — репринт оригинального издания (издательство "Boston : Damrell & Upham", 1896 год), созданный на основе электронной копии высокого разрешения, которую очистили и обработали вручную, сохранив структуру и орфографию оригинального издания. Редкие, забытые и малоизвестные книги, изданные с петровских времен до наших дней, вновь доступны в виде печатных книг.The history of the Sinclair family in Europe and America for eleven hundred years giving a genealogical and biographical history of the family in Normandy, France, a general record of it in Scotland, England, Ireland, and a full biographical and genealogical record of many branches in Canada and the United States.
Peter Herman C. A Short History of Early Modern England. British Literature in Context Peter Herman C. A Short History of Early Modern England. British Literature in Context Новинка

Peter Herman C. A Short History of Early Modern England. British Literature in Context

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A Short History of Early Modern England presents the historical and cultural information necessary for a richer understanding of English Renaissance literature. Written in a clear and accessible style for an undergraduate level audience Gives an overview of the period’s history as well as an understanding of the historiographic issues Explores key historical and literary events, from the Wars of the Roses to the publication of John Milton’s Paradise Regained Features in depth explanations of key terms and concepts, such as absolutism and the Elizabethan Settlement
Penny Huntsman Thinking About Art. A Thematic Guide to Art History Penny Huntsman Thinking About Art. A Thematic Guide to Art History Новинка

Penny Huntsman Thinking About Art. A Thematic Guide to Art History

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Thinking about Art explores some of the greatest works of art and architecture in the world through the prism of themes, instead of chronology, to offer intriguing juxtapositions of art and history. The book ranges across time and topics, from the Parthenon to the present day and from patronage to ethnicity, to reveal art history in new and varied lights. With over 200 colour illustrations and a wealth of formal and contextual analysis, Thinking about Art is a companion guide for art lovers, students and the general reader, and is also the first A-level Art History textbook, written by a skilled and experienced teacher of art history, Penny Huntsman. The book is accompanied by a companion website at www.wiley.com/go/thinkingaboutart.
Richard Gray A Brief History of American Literature Richard Gray A Brief History of American Literature Новинка

Richard Gray A Brief History of American Literature

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A Brief History of American Literature offers students and general readers a concise and up-to-date history of the full range of American writing from its origins until the present day. Represents the only up-to-date concise history of American literature Covers fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction, as well as looking at other forms of literature including folktales, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller and science fiction Considers how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past twenty years Offers students an abridged version of History of American Literature, a book widely considered the standard survey text Provides an invaluable introduction to the subject for students of American literature, American studies and all those interested in the literature and culture of the United States
Martin Kitchen A History of Modern Germany. 1800 to the Present Martin Kitchen A History of Modern Germany. 1800 to the Present Новинка

Martin Kitchen A History of Modern Germany. 1800 to the Present

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Featuring revised and extended coverage, the second edition of A History of Modern Germany offers an accessible and engagingly written account of German history from 1800 to the present. Provides readers with a long view of modern German history, revealing its continuities and changes Features updated and extended coverage of German social change and modernization, class, religion, and gender Includes more in depth coverage of the German Democratic Republic Examines Germany's social, political, and economic history Covers the unification of Germany, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, post-war division, the collapse of Communism, and developments since re-unification Addresses regional history rather than focusing on the dominant role of Prussia
Martin Kitchen A History of Modern Germany. 1800 to the Present Martin Kitchen A History of Modern Germany. 1800 to the Present Новинка

Martin Kitchen A History of Modern Germany. 1800 to the Present

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Featuring revised and extended coverage, the second edition of A History of Modern Germany offers an accessible and engagingly written account of German history from 1800 to the present. Provides readers with a long view of modern German history, revealing its continuities and changes Features updated and extended coverage of German social change and modernization, class, religion, and gender Includes more in depth coverage of the German Democratic Republic Examines Germany's social, political, and economic history Covers the unification of Germany, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, post-war division, the collapse of Communism, and developments since re-unification Addresses regional history rather than focusing on the dominant role of Prussia
Jonathan Hall M. A History of the Archaic Greek World, ca. 1200-479 BCE Jonathan Hall M. A History of the Archaic Greek World, ca. 1200-479 BCE Новинка

Jonathan Hall M. A History of the Archaic Greek World, ca. 1200-479 BCE

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A History of the Archaic Greek World offers a theme-based approach to the development of the Greek world in the years 1200-479 BCE. Updated and extended in this edition to include two new sections, expanded geographical coverage, a guide to electronic resources, and more illustrations Takes a critical and analytical look at evidence about the history of the archaic Greek World Involves the reader in the practice of history by questioning and reevaluating conventional beliefs Casts new light on traditional themes such as the rise of the city-state, citizen militias, and the origins of egalitarianism Provides a wealth of archaeological evidence, in a number of different specialties, including ceramics, architecture, and mortuary studies
Aviezer Tucker A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography Aviezer Tucker A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography Новинка

Aviezer Tucker A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

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The fifty entries in this Companion cover the main issues in the philosophies of historiography and history, including natural history and the practices of historians. Written by an international and multi-disciplinary group of experts A cutting-edge updated picture of current research in the field Part of the renowned Blackwell Companions series
William Russell The history of modern Europe. Vol. 2 William Russell The history of modern Europe. Vol. 2 Новинка

William Russell The history of modern Europe. Vol. 2

Примечание: История Европы V–XVIII вв. Полный вариант заголовка: «The history of modern Europe : Vol. 2 : with an account of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, and a view of the progress of society, from the rise of the modern kingdoms to the peace of Paris in 1763 : in a series of letters from a nobleman to his son».
Kenneth Bartlett The Experience of History. An Introduction to History Kenneth Bartlett The Experience of History. An Introduction to History Новинка

Kenneth Bartlett The Experience of History. An Introduction to History

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The Experience of History is a lively and passionate introduction to the field that encourages students to seek and appreciate history inside the classroom and beyond. This work: Defines history as a discipline and the role of historians within it Addresses the analytical and critical thinking skills needed to engage with the past Discusses a variety of important topics in the study of history, such as historical evidence, primary documents, divisions of history, forms of historical writing, historiographical traditions, and recent categories of historical research Written by a renowned scholar of European history, this work helps students to become discerning examiners of history and historical evidence in a variety of modern settings like art, architecture, film, television, politics, current events, and more. Learn more about the author and his passion for history in this interview with popular blog Five Books: http://fivebooks.com/interview/ken-bartlett-renaissance-books/.
Anthony Reid A History of Southeast Asia. Critical Crossroads Anthony Reid A History of Southeast Asia. Critical Crossroads Новинка

Anthony Reid A History of Southeast Asia. Critical Crossroads

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A History of Southeast Asia: Critical Crossroads presents a comprehensive history of Southeast Asia from our earliest knowledge of its civilizations and religious patterns up to the present day. Incorporates environmental, social, economic, and gender issues to tell a multi-dimensional story of Southeast Asian history from earliest times to the present Argues that while the region remains a highly diverse mix of religions, ethnicities, and political systems, it demands more attention for how it manages such diversity while being receptive to new ideas and technologies Demonstrates how Southeast Asia can offer alternatives to state-centric models of history more broadly 2016 PROSE Award Honorable Mention for Textbook in the Humanities
A History of Photography A History of Photography Новинка

A History of Photography

From a delivery boy to one of the most important industrialists in American history, George Eastman's career developed in a particularly American way. The founder of...
Michael Szonyi A Companion to Chinese History Michael Szonyi A Companion to Chinese History Новинка

Michael Szonyi A Companion to Chinese History

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A Companion to Chinese History presents a collection of essays offering a comprehensive overview of the latest intellectual developments in the study of China’s history from the ancient past up until the present day. Covers the major trends in the study of Chinese history from antiquity to the present day Considers the latest scholarship of historians working in China and around the world Explores a variety of long-range questions and themes which serves to bridge the conventional divide between China’s traditional and modern eras Addresses China’s connections with other nations and regions and enables non-specialists to make comparisons with their own fields Features discussion of traditional topics and chronological approaches as well as newer themes such as Chinese history in relation to sexuality, national identity, and the environment
O. L. Baskin History of the city of Denver. Arapahoe County, and Colorado O. L. Baskin History of the city of Denver. Arapahoe County, and Colorado Новинка

O. L. Baskin History of the city of Denver. Arapahoe County, and Colorado

Эта книга — репринт оригинального издания (издательство "Chicago : O.L. Baskin & Co.", 1880 год), созданный на основе электронной копии высокого разрешения, которую очистили и обработали вручную, сохранив структуру и орфографию оригинального издания. Редкие, забытые и малоизвестные книги, изданные с петровских времен до наших дней, вновь доступны в виде печатных книг.History of the city of Denver, Arapahoe County, and Colorado. Сontaining a history of the state of Colorado, a condensed sketch of Arapahoe County , a history of the city of Denver, biographical sketches.
Silas Taylor The history and antiquities of Harwich and Dovercourt in the county of Essex Silas Taylor The history and antiquities of Harwich and Dovercourt in the county of Essex Новинка

Silas Taylor The history and antiquities of Harwich and Dovercourt in the county of Essex

Полный вариант заголовка: «The history and antiquities of Harwich and Dovercourt in the county of Essex / By Silas Taylor; To which is added a large appendix containing the natural history of the sea-coast and country about Harwich, particularly the clief, the fossils, plants, trees, birds a. fishes etc. by Samuel Dale».
Stephen Mitchell A History of the Later Roman Empire, AD 284-641 Stephen Mitchell A History of the Later Roman Empire, AD 284-641 Новинка

Stephen Mitchell A History of the Later Roman Empire, AD 284-641

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The Second Edition of A History of the Later Roman Empire features extensive revisions and updates to the highly-acclaimed, sweeping historical survey of the Roman Empire from the accession of Diocletian in AD 284 to the death of Heraclius in 641. Features a revised narrative of the political history that shaped the late Roman Empire Includes extensive changes to the chapters on regional history, especially those relating to Asia Minor and Egypt Offers a renewed evaluation of the decline of the empire in the later sixth and seventh centuries Places a larger emphasis on the military deficiencies, collapse of state finances, and role of bubonic plague throughout the Europe in Rome’s decline Includes systematic updates to the bibliography
Daniel Bays H. A New History of Christianity in China Daniel Bays H. A New History of Christianity in China Новинка

Daniel Bays H. A New History of Christianity in China

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A New History of Christianity in China, written by one of the world's the leading writers on Christianity in China, looks at Christianity's long history in China, its extraordinarily rapid rise in the last half of the twentieth century, and charts its future direction. Provides the first comprehensive history of Christianity in China, an important, understudied area in both Asian studies and religious history Traces the transformation of Christianity from an imported, Western religion to a thoroughly Chinese religion Contextualizes the growth of Christianity in China within national and local politics Offers a portrait of the complex religious scene in China today Contrasts China with other non-Western societies where Christianity is surging
Вашингтон Ирвинг A history of the life and voyages of Christopher Columbus.Vol. 2 Вашингтон Ирвинг A history of the life and voyages of Christopher Columbus.Vol. 2 Новинка

Вашингтон Ирвинг A history of the life and voyages of Christopher Columbus.Vol. 2

Примечание: История жизни и путешествий Христофора Колумба. Полный вариант заголовка: «A history of the life and voyages of Christopher Columbus : Vol. 2 : in 4 volumes / by Washington Irving».
Christer Henriksén A Companion to Ancient Epigram Christer Henriksén A Companion to Ancient Epigram Новинка

Christer Henriksén A Companion to Ancient Epigram

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A delightful look at the epic literary history of the short, poetic genre of the epigram From Nestor’s inscribed cup to tombstones, bathroom walls, and Twitter tweets, the ability to express oneself concisely and elegantly, continues to be an important part of literary history unlike any other. This book examines the entire history of the epigram, from its beginnings as a purely epigraphic phenomenon in the Greek world, where it moved from being just a note attached to physical objects to an actual literary form of expression, to its zenith in late 1st century Rome, and further through a period of stagnation up to its last blooming, just before the beginning of the Dark Ages. A Companion to Ancient Epigram offers the first ever full-scale treatment of the genre from a broad international perspective. The book is divided into six parts, the first of which covers certain typical characteristics of the genre, examines aspects that are central to our understanding of epigram, and discusses its relation to other literary genres. The subsequent four parts present a diachronic history of epigram, from archaic Greece, Hellenistic Greece, and Latin and Greek epigrams at Rome, all the way up to late antiquity, with a concluding section looking at the heritage of ancient epigram from the Middle Ages up to modern times. Provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the epigram The first single-volume book to examine the entire history of the genre Scholarly interest in Greek and Roman epigram has steadily increased over the past fifty years Looks at not only the origins of the epigram but at the later literary tradition A Companion to Ancient Epigram will be of great interest to scholars and students of literature, world literature, and ancient and general history. It will also be an excellent addition to the shelf of any public and university library.
John Julius Norwich Shakespeare's Kings. The Great Plays and the History of England in the Middle Ages: 1337-1485 John Julius Norwich Shakespeare's Kings. The Great Plays and the History of England in the Middle Ages: 1337-1485 Новинка

John Julius Norwich Shakespeare's Kings. The Great Plays and the History of England in the Middle Ages: 1337-1485

In a sparkling, fast-paced narrative, esteemed historian John Julius Norwich chronicles the turbulent events of fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England that inspired Shakespeare's history plays. It was a time of uncertainty and incessant warfare, a time during which the crown was constantly contested, alliances were made and broken, and peasants and townsmen alike arose in revolt. This was the raw material of Shakespeare's dramas, and Norwich holds up his work to the light of history to ask: Who was the real Falstaff? How accurate a historian was the playwright? Shakespeare's Kings is a marvelous study of the Bard's method of spinning history into art, and a captivating portrait of the Middle Ages.
Fred Spier Big History and the Future of Humanity Fred Spier Big History and the Future of Humanity Новинка

Fred Spier Big History and the Future of Humanity

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Featuring a variety of updates and revisions, Big History and the Future of Humanity, Second Edition, presents an accessible and original overview of the entire sweep of history from the origins of the universe and origins of life on Earth up to the present day. Provides an accessible and original overview of the entire sweep of history that places human history within the context of the history of life, the Earth, and the universe Offers new insights into the future of humanity by providing a better understanding of the past Features a variety of updates and revisions that include increased coverage of key concepts such as the emergence of human behaviour, the development of value systems, and patterns of complexity in Big History Incorporates a variety of 'little big histories' that aid readers in recognizing how big history concepts can relate to their daily lives Instructor resources from the author will be available online upon publication Find additional resources from the author online at www.bighistory.info
Arthur Cotterell Asia. A Concise History Arthur Cotterell Asia. A Concise History Новинка

Arthur Cotterell Asia. A Concise History

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From one of the world's leading historians?a comprehensive narrative of the 3,000 years that have formed Asia's people, culture, and global destiny Tracing its origins in Mesopotamia to its modern role on the global geopolitical stage, historian Arthur Cotterell offers a compelling, lively, and readable account of one of the most culturally diverse, and often misunderstood, parts of the world. Beginning with the emergence of the world's earliest civilization in 3000 BC, Asia: A Concise History provides a fascinating look at the global convulsions?like the rise and fall of Assyria and Persia, the medieval states that flourished after the advent of Islam, and the modern transformations triggered by the lightning conquests of imperial Japan?that have shaped the continent. Covers the great events and figures of Asian history, along with a look at the monumental remains that bear witness to those times: the ziggurats of Iraq, the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, the temple of Angkor Wat Includes fascinating slices of history, including funeral arrangements for Qin Shi Huangdi in 210 BC; an extract from Lord Macartney's journal of his 1793 diplomatic mission to the Qing emperor Qian Long; and Toyotomi Hideyoshi's edict of 1587 banning firearms in Japan Features boxed inserts of special interest?like a Babylonian recipe for lamb stew circa 1500 BC Contains over 100 illustrations, maps, and photos Other books by Cotterell: The Minoan World, The First Emperor of China, The Encyclopedia of Mythology, and Chariot Destined to become a reference staple for history buffs and students of Asian history, Asia: A Concise History offers readers a breathtaking narrative and wealth of detail that make the formative periods, key events, and personalities from this once remote part of the world come alive.
Mary Fulbrook A History of Germany 1918-2014. The Divided Nation Mary Fulbrook A History of Germany 1918-2014. The Divided Nation Новинка

Mary Fulbrook A History of Germany 1918-2014. The Divided Nation

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The fourth edition of A History of Germany, 1918-2014: A Divided Nation introduces students to the key themes of 20th century German history, tracing the dramatic social, cultural, and political tensions in Germany since 1918. Now thoroughly updated, the text includes new coverage of the Euro crisis and a review of Angela Merkel’s Chancellorship. New edition of a well-known, classic survey by a leading scholar in the field, thoroughly updated for a new generation of readers Provides an overview of the turbulent history of Germany from the end of the First World War through the Third Reich and beyond, examining the character and consequences of war and genocide Treats German history from 1918 to 2014 from the perspectives of instability, division and reunification, covering East and West German history in equal depth Offers important reflections on Angela Merkel’s Chancellorship as it extends into a new term Concise, substantive coverage of this period make it an ideal resource for undergraduate students
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Brophy Alfred L. A Companion to American Legal History

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A Companion to American Legal History presents a compilation of the most recent writings from leading scholars on American legal history from the colonial era through the late twentieth century. Presents up-to-date research describing the key debates in American legal history Reflects the current state of American legal history research and points readers in the direction of future research Represents an ideal companion for graduate and law students seeking an introduction to the field, the key questions, and future research ideas
Вашингтон Ирвинг A history of the life and voyages of Christopher Columbus.Vol. 3 Вашингтон Ирвинг A history of the life and voyages of Christopher Columbus.Vol. 3 Новинка

Вашингтон Ирвинг A history of the life and voyages of Christopher Columbus.Vol. 3

Примечание: История жизни и путешествий Христофора Колумба. Полный вариант заголовка: «A history of the life and voyages of Christopher Columbus. Vol. 3».
Вашингтон Ирвинг A history of the life and voyages of Christopher Columbus.Vol. 4 Вашингтон Ирвинг A history of the life and voyages of Christopher Columbus.Vol. 4 Новинка

Вашингтон Ирвинг A history of the life and voyages of Christopher Columbus.Vol. 4

Примечание: История жизни и путешествий Христофора Колумба. Полный вариант заголовка: «A history of the life and voyages of Christopher Columbus. Vol. 4».
Arthur Conan Doyle The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle The White Company Новинка

Arthur Conan Doyle The White Company

Arthur Conan Doyle was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. "The White Company" is a huge historical novel set during the Hundred Years War. Together with the heroes of this story, you will visit England, France, and Spain, and take part in the events of one of the longest wars in human history.
Anthony N. Penna The Human Footprint. A Global Environmental History Anthony N. Penna The Human Footprint. A Global Environmental History Новинка

Anthony N. Penna The Human Footprint. A Global Environmental History

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The Human Footprint: A Global Environmental History, Second Edition, presents a multidisciplinary global history of Earth from its origins to the present day. Provides a comprehensive, global, multidisciplinary history of the planet from its earliest origins to the present era Draws on the most recent research in geology, climatology, evolutionary biology, archaeology, anthropology, history, demography and the social and physical sciences Features the latest research findings on planetary history, human evolution, the green agricultural revolution, climate change, global warming and the nature of world/human history interdependencies Offers in-depth analyses of topics relating to human evolution, agriculture, population growth, urbanization, manufacturing, consumption, industrialization, and fossil fuel dependency.
Noel Cowen Global History. A Short Overview Noel Cowen Global History. A Short Overview Новинка

Noel Cowen Global History. A Short Overview

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This short book offers a clear and engaging introduction to the history of humankind, from the earliest movements of people to the contemporary epoch of globalization. Cowen traces this complex history in a manner which offers both a compelling narrative and an analytical and comparative treatment. Drawing on a new perspective on global history, he traces the intersection of change in economics, politics and human beliefs, examining the formation, enlargement and limits of human societies. Global History shows how much of human history encompasses three intersecting forces – trading networks, expanding political empires and crusading creeds. Abandoning the limits of a Eurocentric view of the world, the book offers a number of fresh insights. Its periodization embraces movement across continents and across the millennia. The indigenous American civilizations are included, for instance. The book also ranges over the early civilizations of China and Europe as well as the Russian and Islamic worlds. Modern American and Japanese civilizations are, in addition, a focus for attention. The author examines national and regional histories in relation to wider themes, sequences and global tendencies. In conclusion, he seeks to address the question of the extent to which a global society is beginning to crystallize.
Richard Sylla A History of Interest Rates Richard Sylla A History of Interest Rates Новинка

Richard Sylla A History of Interest Rates

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A History of Interest Rates presents a very readable account of interest rate trends and lending practices over four millennia of economic history. Despite the paucity of data prior to the Industrial Revolution, authors Homer and Sylla provide a highly detailed analysis of money markets and borrowing practices in major economies. Underlying the analysis is their assertion that «the free market long-term rates of interest for any industrial nation, properly charted, provide a sort of fever chart of the economic and political health of that nation.» Given the enormous volatility of rates in the 20th century, this implies we're living in age of political and economic excesses that are reflected in massive interest rate swings. Gain more insight into this assertion by ordering a copy of this book today.
Tammy Proctor M. World War I. A Short History Tammy Proctor M. World War I. A Short History Новинка

Tammy Proctor M. World War I. A Short History

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A lively, engaging history of The Great War written for a new generation of readers In recent years, scholarship on World War I has turned from a fairly narrow focus on military tactics, weaponry, and diplomacy to incorporate considerations of empire, globalism, and social and cultural history. This concise history of the first modern, global war helps to further broaden the focus typically provided in World War I surveys by challenging popular myths and stereotypes to provide a new, engaging account of The Great War. The conventional World War I narrative that has evolved over the past century is that of an inevitable but useless war, where men were needlessly slaughtered due to poor decisions by hidebound officers. This characterization developed out of a narrow focus on the Western Front promulgated mainly by British historians. In this book, Professor Proctor provides a broader, more multifaceted historical narrative including perspectives from other fronts and spheres of interest and a wider range of participants. She also draws on recent scholarship to consider the gendered aspect of war and the ways in which social class, religion, and cultural factors shaped experiences and memories of the war. Structured chronologically to help convey a sense of how the conflict evolved Each chapter considers a key interpretive question, encouraging readers to examine the extent to which the war was total, modern, and global Challenges outdated stereotypes created through a focus on the Western Front Considers the war in light of recent scholarship on empire, global history, gender, and culture Explores ways in which the war and the terms of peace shaped the course of the 20th century World War I: A Short History is sure to become required reading in undergraduate survey courses on WWI, as well as courses in military history, the 20th century world, or the era of the World Wars.
R. G. Collingwood The Idea of History [1946 Edition] R. G. Collingwood The Idea of History [1946 Edition] Новинка

R. G. Collingwood The Idea of History [1946 Edition]

2014 Reprint of 1946 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. R. C. Collingwood (1889-1943) was an English philosopher and historian. Collingwood is most famous for his book "The Idea of History." The book came to be a major inspiration for philosophy of history in the English-speaking world. It is extensively cited. According to Collingwood, the science which is dedicated to the study of mind is history. Collingwood's philosophy of mind and action is thus to be found in his philosophy of history, primarily in "The Idea of History" (1946). The claim that history is the study of mind is prima facie counter-intuitive because many of us tend to think of history as a descriptive science of the past rather than as a normative science of thought. Collingwood's claim that history is the study of mind is in line with the distinction between the Naturwissenschaften and Geisteswissenschaften that is found in continental philosophy of social science.

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A lively, engaging history of The Great War written for a new generation of readers In recent years, scholarship on World War I has turned from a fairly narrow focus on military tactics, weaponry, and diplomacy to incorporate considerations of empire, globalism, and social and cultural history. This concise history of the first modern, global war helps to further broaden the focus typically provided in World War I surveys by challenging popular myths and stereotypes to provide a new, engaging account of The Great War. The conventional World War I narrative that has evolved over the past century is that of an inevitable but useless war, where men were needlessly slaughtered due to poor decisions by hidebound officers. This characterization developed out of a narrow focus on the Western Front promulgated mainly by British historians. In this book, Professor Proctor provides a broader, more multifaceted historical narrative including perspectives from other fronts and spheres of interest and a wider range of participants. She also draws on recent scholarship to consider the gendered aspect of war and the ways in which social class, religion, and cultural factors shaped experiences and memories of the war. Structured chronologically to help convey a sense of how the conflict evolved Each chapter considers a key interpretive question, encouraging readers to examine the extent to which the war was total, modern, and global Challenges outdated stereotypes created through a focus on the Western Front Considers the war in light of recent scholarship on empire, global history, gender, and culture Explores ways in which the war and the terms of peace shaped the course of the 20th century World War I: A Short History is sure to become required reading in undergraduate survey courses on WWI, as well as courses in military history, the 20th century world, or the era of the World Wars.
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