the years that were fat – the last of old china



Keith Laidler The Last Empress. The She-Dragon of China Keith Laidler The Last Empress. The She-Dragon of China Новинка

Keith Laidler The Last Empress. The She-Dragon of China

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In 1851, a sixteen-year-old girl named Yehonala entered the Imperial Palace of China as a concubine third grade, leaving behind her family, the love of her life, and nearly all contact with the outside world. She emerged as Tsu Hsi, Dowager Empress of China and one of the most powerful autocrats in history. A fascinating tale of love, betrayal, murder, intrigue, and survival, The Last Empress offers remarkable insight into life behind the closed doors of the forbidden city.
Fisher Nicholas John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester. The Poems and Lucina's Rape Fisher Nicholas John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester. The Poems and Lucina's Rape Новинка

Fisher Nicholas John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester. The Poems and Lucina's Rape

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Building on the strength of Keith Walker’s acclaimed The Poems of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1984), leading scholar Nicholas Fisher presents a thoroughly revised and updated edition of the work of one the greatest Restoration wits. Includes the text of Lucina’s Rape, Rochester’s adaptation of Fletcher’s revenge tragedy Valentinian, in a text that readily identifies Rochester’s revisions Presents the poems in versions that were current during Rochester’s lifetime, allowing the reader to experience the poems as Rochester’s contemporaries did Incorporates insights and discoveries made over the last twenty-five years and texts of manuscripts that previously were unavailable for study
Holden Robert H. Contemporary Latin America. 1970 to the Present Holden Robert H. Contemporary Latin America. 1970 to the Present Новинка

Holden Robert H. Contemporary Latin America. 1970 to the Present

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Contemporary Latin America presents the epochal political, economic, social, and cultural changes in Latin America over the last 40 years and comprehensively examines their impact on life in the region, and beyond. Provides a fresh approach and a new interpretation of the seismic changes of the last 40 years in Latin America Introduces major themes from a humanistic and universal perspective, putting each subject in a context that readers can understand and relate to Focuses on ‘Ibero-America'–Brazil and the eighteen countries that were formerly Spanish possessions- while offering valuable comparative views of the non-Iberian areas of the Caribbean Emphasizes the global, regional and national dimensions of the region's recent past
The War of the Worlds The War of the Worlds Новинка

The War of the Worlds

No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied. Yet across the gulf of space, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. Then, late one night, in the middle of the English countryside, they landed.
Evgeniy Shmigirilov Super Queen-Mother. Book III. The Seventh Evgeniy Shmigirilov Super Queen-Mother. Book III. The Seventh Новинка

Evgeniy Shmigirilov Super Queen-Mother. Book III. The Seventh

Suddenly received the terrible news that Earthlings were the last civilization, entered the Society of civilizations of the galaxy «Milky Way». This means that it is time entry in the Common Space civilization. Residents of the entire galaxy is required to prove their right to life. Super Queen-Mother was elected Seventh fighter…
Маргарита Альбедиль Saint Petersburg: History & Architecture: 550 Best Photographs Маргарита Альбедиль Saint Petersburg: History & Architecture: 550 Best Photographs Новинка

Маргарита Альбедиль Saint Petersburg: History & Architecture: 550 Best Photographs

St Petersburg is the youngest among well-known European cities - its tercentenary was celebrated in 2003. For more than two hundred years it was the brilliant capital of the immense Russian Empire pushing the old patriarchal Moscow into the background. Having lost the official status of the capital in 1918, it has still remained the country's cultural and spiritual centre. It was in St Petersburg that the new type of Russian man was being formed, the greatest triumphs were celebrated and the events that influenced the destiny of Russia and the world as a whole took place. Not a single Russian city caused such admiration and was an object of such damnation as St Petersburg; there is no other city in Russia with which the brightest hopes and the darkest prophecies were associated.
The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution Новинка

The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution

In March 1917, Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All the Russias, abdicated and the dynasty that had ruled an empire for three hundred years was forced from power by revolution. In this masterful and forensic study, Robert Service examines the last year Nicholas's reign and the months between that momentous abdication and his death, with his family, in Ekaterinburg in July 1918. Drawing on the Tsar's own diaries and other hitherto unexamined contemporary records, The Last of the Tsars reveals a man who was almost entirely out of his depth, perhaps even willfully so. It is also a compelling account of the social, economic and political foment in Russia in the aftermath of Alexander Kerensky's February Revolution, the Bolshevik seizure of power in October 1917 and the beginnings of Lenin's Soviet republic.
Goodman David J. An Introduction to Architectural Theory. 1968 to the Present Goodman David J. An Introduction to Architectural Theory. 1968 to the Present Новинка

Goodman David J. An Introduction to Architectural Theory. 1968 to the Present

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A sharp and lively text that covers issues in depth but not to the point that they become inaccessible to beginning students, An Introduction to Architectural Theory is the first narrative history of this period, charting the veritable revolution in architectural thinking that has taken place, as well as the implications of this intellectual upheaval. The first comprehensive and critical history of architectural theory over the last fifty years surveys the intellectual history of architecture since 1968, including criticisms of high modernism, the rise of postmodern and poststructural theory, critical regionalism and tectonics Offers a comprehensive overview of the significant changes that architectural thinking has undergone in the past fifteen years Includes an analysis of where architecture stands and where it will likely move in the coming years
Rite of Passage. The Early Years of Vienna Actionism 1960-1966 Rite of Passage. The Early Years of Vienna Actionism 1960-1966 Новинка

Rite of Passage. The Early Years of Vienna Actionism 1960-1966

Various developments of art in the second half of the last century have been influenced by the performa­t­ive paradigm of a new concept of art that considers painting and...
Howard Phillips Lovecraft The Whisperer in Darkness Howard Phillips Lovecraft The Whisperer in Darkness Новинка

Howard Phillips Lovecraft The Whisperer in Darkness

Millenia ago, the Old Ones ruled our planet. Since that time, they have but slumbered. But when a massive sea tremor brings the ancient stone city of R'lyeh to the surface once more, the Old Ones awaken at last.
The Girl Who Smiled Beads The Girl Who Smiled Beads Новинка

The Girl Who Smiled Beads

Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbours began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were thunder. In 1994, she and her fifteen-year-old sister, Clare, fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next six years wandering through seven African countries, searching for safety - perpetually hungry, imprisoned and abused, enduring and escaping refugee camps, finding unexpected kindness, witnessing inhuman cruelty. They did not know whether their parents were dead or alive. When Clemantine was twelve, she and her sister were granted refugee status in the United States, where she embarked on another journey, ultimately graduating from Yale. Yet the years of being treated as less than human, of going hungry and seeing death, could not be erased. She felt at the same time six years old and one hundred years old. In The Girl Who Smiled Beads, Clemantine provokes us to look beyond the label of ‘victim’ and recognize the power of the imagination to transcend even the most profound injuries and aftershocks. Devastating yet beautiful, and bracingly original, it is a powerful testament to her commitment to constructing a life on her own terms.
Forgotten Voices of the Victoria Cross Forgotten Voices of the Victoria Cross Новинка

Forgotten Voices of the Victoria Cross

It wasn't until after he was safely back in the aircraft again that I heard that he'd actually been out on the wing to try to put the fire out ... Remember that we were flying at about 90 miles an hour at a height of 13,000 feet' Squadron Leader RP Widdowson on Sergeant James Ward, who earned his VC in 1941 The Victoria Cross, awarded to the most courageous and determined servicemen, is the highest military decoration that can be bestowed. In Forgotten Voices: Victoria Cross, first-hand accounts of soldiers, sailors and airmen describe the incredible events that earned these extraordinary men the VC in the last century. Captivating and often humbling, these stories depict exceptional acts of bravery in unimaginable situations, of men who would say they were just doing their duty. Introduction by General Sir Richard Dannatt.
Aeneas Anderson A narrative of the British embassy to China in the years 1792, 1793, and 1794 Aeneas Anderson A narrative of the British embassy to China in the years 1792, 1793, and 1794 Новинка

Aeneas Anderson A narrative of the British embassy to China in the years 1792, 1793, and 1794

Полный вариант заголовка: «A narrative of the British embassy to China in the years 1792, 1793, and 1794 : containing the various circumstances of the embassy : with accounts of customs and manners of the Chinese, and a description of the country, towns, cities, etc. / by Aeneas Anderson».
Ackroyd P. The History of England. Volume V. Dominion Ackroyd P. The History of England. Volume V. Dominion Новинка

Ackroyd P. The History of England. Volume V. Dominion

The penultimate volume of Peter Ackroyd’s masterful History of England series, Dominion begins in 1815 as national glory following the Battle of Waterloo gives way to post-war depression, spanning the last years of the Regency to the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901. In it, Ackroyd takes us from the accession of the profligate George IV whose government was steered by Lord Liverpool, who was firmly set against reform, to the reign of his brother, William IV, the 'Sailor King', whose reign saw the modernization of the political system and the abolition of slavery. But it was the accession of Queen Victoria, aged only eighteen, that sparked an era of enormous innovation. Technological progress – from steam railways to the first telegram – swept the nation and the finest inventions were showcased at the first Great Exhibition in 1851. The emergence of the middle classes changed the shape of society and scientific advances changed the old pieties of the Church of England, and spread secular ideas across the nation. But though intense industrialization brought boom times for the factory owners, the working classes were still subjected to poor housing, long working hours and dire poverty. It was a time that saw a flowering of great literature, too. As the Georgian era gave way to that of Victoria, readers could delight not only in the work of Byron, Shelley and Wordsworth but also the great nineteenth-century novelists: the Bronte sisters, George Eliot, Mrs Gaskell, Thackeray, and, of course, Dickens, whose work has become synonymous with Victorian England. Nor was Victorian expansionism confined to Britain alone. By the end of Victoria’s reign, the Queen was also an Empress and the British Empire dominated much of the globe. And, as Ackroyd shows in this richly populated, vividly told account, Britannia really did seem to rule the waves.
Last Days of Paris Last Days of Paris Новинка

Last Days of Paris

A thriller of a war that never was - of survival in an impossible city - of surreal cataclysm. In The Last Days of New Paris, China Mieville entwines true historical events...
Linda Turner A Ranching Man Linda Turner A Ranching Man Новинка

Linda Turner A Ranching Man

By day: Glamorous movie star. By Night: terrified woman, in need of protection for herself and her little girl.Rancher Joe Mc Bride knew that the last thing he needed was some big-time movie star invading his home. Yet Angel Wiley and her adorable three year old were looking to him to save them from unnamed danger. Joe could never turn away from a lady in distress–but he soon realized it wasn't just the defenses of his home they were crumbling, but the ice around his heart….
Greg Austin Cyber Policy in China Greg Austin Cyber Policy in China Новинка

Greg Austin Cyber Policy in China

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Few doubt that China wants to be a major economic and military power on the world stage. To achieve this ambitious goal, however, the PRC leadership knows that China must first become an advanced information-based society. But does China have what it takes to get there? Are its leaders prepared to make the tough choices required to secure China’s cyber future? Or is there a fundamental mismatch between China’s cyber ambitions and the policies pursued by the CCP until now? This book offers the first comprehensive analysis of China’s information society. It explores the key practical challenges facing Chinese politicians as they try to marry the development of modern information and communications technology with old ways of governing their people and conducting international relations. Fundamental realities of the information age, not least its globalizing character, are forcing the pace of technological change in China and are not fully compatible with the old PRC ethics of stability, national industrial strength and sovereignty. What happens to China in future decades will depend on the ethical choices its leaders are willing to make today. The stakes are high. But if China’s ruling party does not adapt more aggressively to the defining realities of power and social organization in the information age, the ‘China dream’ looks unlikely to become a reality.
Ballads of the Sunlit Years Ballads of the Sunlit Years Новинка

Ballads of the Sunlit Years

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
Shari Anton By King's Decree Shari Anton By King's Decree Новинка

Shari Anton By King's Decree

The King Had Granted Them A Year Of LoveGerard of Wilmont wanted nothing more than to make Ardith of Lenvil his cherished bride. But what if he and his Saxon flame were not blessed with the heir that would ensure their union would last forever?Torn Between Joy and Despair, the lady Ardith pondered the royal decree that betrothed her to Gerard, Baron of Wilmont, for though he had forever been the lord of her heart, she knew that cruel fate had made her fit to be no man's wife… !
Emmanuel Goldstein The Best of 2600, Collector's Edition. A Hacker Odyssey Emmanuel Goldstein The Best of 2600, Collector's Edition. A Hacker Odyssey Новинка

Emmanuel Goldstein The Best of 2600, Collector's Edition. A Hacker Odyssey

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In response to popular demand, Emmanuel Goldstein (aka, Eric Corley) presents a spectacular collection of the hacker culture, known as 2600: The Hacker Quarterly, from a firsthand perspective. Offering a behind-the-scenes vantage point, this book provides devoted fans of 2600 a compilation of fascinating—and controversial—articles. Cult author and hacker Emmanuel Goldstein has collected some of the strongest, most interesting, and often provocative articles that chronicle milestone events and technology changes that have occurred over the last 24 years. He divulges author names who were formerly only known as “anonymous” but have agreed to have their identity revealed. The accompanying CD-ROM features the best episodes of Goldstein’s “Off the Hook” radio shows. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Magnum Revolution. 65 Years of Fighting for Freedom Magnum Revolution. 65 Years of Fighting for Freedom Новинка

Magnum Revolution. 65 Years of Fighting for Freedom

The history of revolution is as old as humanity; yet it is only since the invention of photography that we have been able to discern the realities of these...
Carl Orav WE WERE ESTONIAN SOLDIERS Carl Orav WE WERE ESTONIAN SOLDIERS Новинка

Carl Orav WE WERE ESTONIAN SOLDIERS

These are the stories of five Estonian officers who were classmates at the Estonian Military Technical Academy during the years of 1936 thru 1940. Their detailed memoirs start with the Soviet occupation of Estonia and the outbreak of World War II. All were commissioned 2nd lieutenants upon their graduation from the academy in 1940. Then their lives took different paths.
The Years, Months, Days The Years, Months, Days Новинка

The Years, Months, Days

A terrible drought hits the population of a small mountain village and they flee to better climes. Incapable of marching for days, one old man and his blind dog stay behind, keeping watch over his single ear of corn. Every day is a victory over death.The Years, Months, Days is a universal story, an homage to all that is good in mankind. A bestseller in China and now available in English for the first time, this is a powerful, moving fable by ‘one of China’s greatest living authors’ (Guardian).
Nekruzjon Zuhurov Sam Raivers with blackblood devils Nekruzjon Zuhurov Sam Raivers with blackblood devils Новинка

Nekruzjon Zuhurov Sam Raivers with blackblood devils

A fantasy story about a boy, whose mother killed the king of blackblood devils. Then sons and a daughter of the king killed her. At that time the boy was 3 years old. After 11 years devils find out that she had a son and war opens between boy and blackblood devils.
John Mangieri Power Thinking. How the Way You Think Can Change the Way You Lead John Mangieri Power Thinking. How the Way You Think Can Change the Way You Lead Новинка

John Mangieri Power Thinking. How the Way You Think Can Change the Way You Lead

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Most individuals were never formally taught thinking skills and, as a result, are using processes that were developed during childhood to reach decisions and solve problems. Thus, in an era of knowledge explosion, organizational performance accountability, and rapid change caused by technology, leaders and managers are trying to succeed using thinking patterns developed before they were twelve years old. Power Thinking offers leaders the information they need to evaluate their current thinking proficiencies, determine areas for improvement, and enhance their thinking skills. The book includes the Yale Assessment of Thinking, a standardized assessment measure that enables readers to determine their abilities in the cognitive domains found to be crucial to being an outstanding leader.
G. Anderson E. Designated Drivers. How China Plans to Dominate the Global Auto Industry G. Anderson E. Designated Drivers. How China Plans to Dominate the Global Auto Industry Новинка

G. Anderson E. Designated Drivers. How China Plans to Dominate the Global Auto Industry

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An in-depth look at the Chinese car industry that sheds new light on the delicate nature of China's planned economy China's unprecedented growth over the last three decades, along with the recent financial crisis in the West, has raised questions about the superiority of state-led capitalism. In Designated Drivers: How China Plans to Dominate the Global Auto Industry, G.E. Anderson, a specialist in finance and Chinese political economics, uses the auto industry to examine how China's industrial planning works, and explores whether state involvement in the economy really is a winning formula for sustainable growth. Bringing to light the strengths and weaknesses that define the Chinese economy, Anderson finds that in some ways the government has become its own worst enemy, unable to choose between industrial competitiveness and social stability. While the economy is booming now, evidence suggests that long-term success is far from assured. Tracing the evolution of the post-Mao auto industry through thirteen case studies, Designated Drivers raises the difficult questions about the future of China that few people have dared to ask. Offers a unique insight into the Chinese economy through the lens of the auto industry Explores how successful the central government has been in spurring economic growth and the long-terms costs of intervention Uses case studies to illustrate China's explosive growth over the last three decades A painstakingly researched analysis of the Chinese automobile industry, Designated Drivers explains the risks and rewards inherent in doing business in China that anyone interested in, or already working there need to understand.
Saint Petersburg, на английском языке Saint Petersburg, на английском языке Новинка

Saint Petersburg, на английском языке

St Petersburg is the youngest among well-known European cities - its tercentenary was celebrated in 2003. For more than two hundred years it was the brilliant capital of the immense Russian Empire pushing the old patriarchal Moscow into the background. Having lost the official status of the capital in 1918, it has still remained the country's cultural and spiritual centre. It was in St Petersburg that the new type of Russian man was being formed, the greatest triumphs were celebrated and the events that influenced the destiny of Russia and the world as a whole took place. Not a single Russian city caused such admiration and was an object of such damnation as St Petersburg; there is no other city in Russia with which the brightest hopes and the darkest prophecies were associated.St Petersburg is unique indeed. Created by the powerful will of Peter the Great as "a window on to Europe", it reminded by its sudden emergence to European countries about the forgotten Russia that had been withdrawn, in their opinion, to the boundary of the Christian world. The Tsar founded the city "to curb the haughty neighbour", to ensure for Russia an outlet to the Baltic Sea and "to gain a foothold upon the coast". It was here, in the new capital that Peter the Great overcame the country's centuries-long isolation, strengthened its influence and proclaimed Russia as an Empire becoming its first Emperor. Peter, preoccupied with grandiose imperial plans, was inspired by the image of "eternal" Rome, so imperial symbols and parallels were highly important for him. Therefore the name of the Holy City of St Peter given to the new capital was associated not only with the heavenly patron of the Russian Tsar, but also with the idea of St Petersburg as the new Rome. It was not a mere coincidence that the coat of arms of the city on the Neva River is somewhat similar to that of the Vatican - crossed anchors correspond to the crossed keys of the Catholic state. The arms suggested, as it were, a link between Emperor Peter, who took a decision to open the doors of his "paradise" to Europe, with the Apostle Peter, who possessed keys from Paradise. And the anchor in the coat of arms was regarded as a symbol of the spiritual salvation and faith, implying at the same time the young Russian fleet.
War of the Worlds War of the Worlds Новинка

War of the Worlds

'No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than...
Jean-Paul Caltagirone Discrete Mechanics Jean-Paul Caltagirone Discrete Mechanics Новинка

Jean-Paul Caltagirone Discrete Mechanics

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This book presents the fundamental principles of mechanics to re-establish the equations of Discrete Mechanics. It introduces physics and thermodynamics associated to the physical modeling. The development and the complementarity of sciences lead to review today the old concepts that were the basis for the development of continuum mechanics. The differential geometry is used to review the conservation laws of mechanics. For instance, this formalism requires a different location of vector and scalar quantities in space. The equations of Discrete Mechanics form a system of equations where the Helmholtz-Hodge decomposition plays an important role.
Nicholas and Alexandra/ The last tsar and tsarina Nicholas and Alexandra/ The last tsar and tsarina Новинка

Nicholas and Alexandra/ The last tsar and tsarina

Nicholas II and Alexandra have gone down in history as the last royal couple of Russia. With them the Romanov dynasty, that had ruled the country for three hundred years, came to an end. Rarely has a personal narrative been so interwoven with the destiny of a nation. The love of Nicholas (1868-1918) for his wife Alexandra (1872-1918) and their five children Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and the Tsarevich Alexei, distracted his attention from his tasks as ruler. After a turbulent reign he was finally forced to abdicate and was transported with his family to Ekaterinenburg. Half a year later, in 1918, the Bolsheviks murdered him and his family. The Romanovs had become the symbol of the old regime in Russia.
Pierrehumbert Raymond The Warming Papers. The Scientific Foundation for the Climate Change Forecast Pierrehumbert Raymond The Warming Papers. The Scientific Foundation for the Climate Change Forecast Новинка

Pierrehumbert Raymond The Warming Papers. The Scientific Foundation for the Climate Change Forecast

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Chosen for the 2011 ASLI Choice – Honorable Mention (History Category) for a compendium of the key scientific papers that undergird the global warming forecast. Global warming is arguably the defining scientific issue of modern times, but it is not widely appreciated that the foundations of our understanding were laid almost two centuries ago with the postulation of a greenhouse effect by Fourier in 1827. The sensitivity of climate to changes in atmospheric CO2 was first estimated about one century ago, and the rise in atmospheric CO2 concentration was discovered half a century ago. The fundamentals of the science underlying the forecast for human-induced climate change were being published and debated long before the issue rose to public prominence in the last few decades. The Warming Papers is a compendium of the classic scientific papers that constitute the foundation of the global warming forecast. The paper trail ranges from Fourier and Arrhenius in the 19th Century to Manabe and Hansen in modern times. Archer and Pierrehumbert provide introductions and commentary which places the papers in their context and provide students with tools to develop and extend their understanding of the subject. The book captures the excitement and the uncertainty that always exist at the cutting edge of research, and is invaluable reading for students of climate science, scientists, historians of science, and others interested in climate change.
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
Peter Levesque J. The Shipping Point. The Rise of China and the Future of Retail Supply Chain Management Peter Levesque J. The Shipping Point. The Rise of China and the Future of Retail Supply Chain Management Новинка

Peter Levesque J. The Shipping Point. The Rise of China and the Future of Retail Supply Chain Management

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Fascinating insights into the changing supply chain industry in China, from leading international experts A fascinating look at the enormous changes taking place in China today as it evolves from global manufacturer to global consumer marketplace, The Shipping Point: The Rise of China and the Future of Retail Supply Chain Management explores how China's ascension will have a profound impact on the future of retail supply chain management. Bringing together the knowledge and expertise of leading supply chain and retail professionals from around the world to illuminate opportunities that are likely to develop over the next decade in China, the book is essential reading for anyone working with or looking to better understand how supply chains work. Focusing on cutting edge logistics programs, processes, and technologies that will drive supply chain innovation in the twenty-first century, the book highlights innovative logistics programs that link the Asia Pacific manufacturing base, with international retailers and end consumers. Providing real examples of supply chain innovation in the marketplace to clearly illustrate the ideas in action, the book explores multi-country consolidation in China, strategies for greening the supply chain, supply chain & logistics IT systems, contingency planning strategy, and much more. Explores the programs, processes, and technologies that will drive supply chain innovation in the years ahead, with a particular focus on China Incorporates case studies contributed by retail executives and logistics industry professionals from around the world Highlights innovative logistics programs that link the Asia Pacific manufacturing base with international retailers and end consumers In The Shipping Point, international transportation and logistics expert Peter Levesque and a team of contributing authors provide practical expertise and insights into present and future opportunities for consumer retail and supply chain management—and what it will take to turn those opportunities into reality.
Rosemary Gibson Last Chance Marriage Rosemary Gibson Last Chance Marriage Новинка

Rosemary Gibson Last Chance Marriage

KIDS & KISSESA brief encounter…and a second chance!For Clemency Adams, one disastrous marriage was enough. She'd decided to focus on her career in the future, and that meant trying to ignore the instinctive attraction she felt for the man next door–an attraction that started with a brief encounter five long years ago.For Joshua Harrington, one wife who had chosen her career over her family was more than enough. He'd decided to concentrate on his four-year-old twin sons, rather than pursue the woman next door who had awakened some compelling memories in him.It looked as though they were destined to throw away their last chance of happiness. Until two adorable little boys decided they wanted their father to get to know Clemency–a lot better!Kids & Kisses–Where kids and romance go hand in hand
Mark Williams The Cambrian Fossils of Chengjiang, China. The Flowering of Early Animal Life Mark Williams The Cambrian Fossils of Chengjiang, China. The Flowering of Early Animal Life Новинка

Mark Williams The Cambrian Fossils of Chengjiang, China. The Flowering of Early Animal Life

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The celebrated lower Cambrian Chengjiang biota of Yunnan Province, China, represents one of the most significant ever paleontological discoveries. Deposits of ancient mudstone, about 520 million years old, have yielded a spectacular variety of exquisitely preserved fossils that record the early diversification of animal life. Since the discovery of the first specimens in 1984, many thousands of fossils have been collected, exceptionally preserving not just the shells and carapaces of the animals, but also their soft tissues in fine detail. This special preservation has produced fossils of rare beauty; they are also of outstanding scientific importance as sources of evidence about the origins of animal groups that have sustained global biodiversity to the present day. Much of the scientific documentation of the Chengjiang biota is in Chinese, and the first edition of this book was the first in English to provide fossil enthusiasts with a comprehensive overview of the fauna. The second edition has been fully updated and includes a new chapter on other exceptionally preserved fossils of Cambrian age, exciting new fossil finds from Chengjiang, and a phylogenetic framework for the biota. Displaying some 250 figures of marvelous specimens, this book presents to professional and amateur paleontologists, and all those fascinated by evolutionary biology, the aesthetic and scientific quality of the Chengjiang fossils.
Richard Hogg M. A Grammar of Old English, Volume 1. Phonology Richard Hogg M. A Grammar of Old English, Volume 1. Phonology Новинка

Richard Hogg M. A Grammar of Old English, Volume 1. Phonology

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First published in 1992, A Grammar of Old English, Volume 1: Phonology was a landmark publication that in the intervening years has not been surpassed in its depth of scholarship and usefulness to the field. With the 2011 posthumous publication of Richard M. Hogg’s Volume 2: Morphology, Volume 1 is again in print, now in paperback, so that scholars can own this complete work. Takes account of major developments both in the field of Old English studies and in linguistic theory Takes full advantage of the Dictionary of Old English project at Toronto, and includes full cross-references to the DOE data Fully utilizes work in phonemic and generative theory and related topics Provides material crucial for future research both in diachronic and synchronic phonology and in historical sociolinguistics
Kwek Yong Ping Due Diligence in China. Beyond the Checklists Kwek Yong Ping Due Diligence in China. Beyond the Checklists Новинка

Kwek Yong Ping Due Diligence in China. Beyond the Checklists

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A plain-English guide that demystifies the business landscape in China from a due diligence point of view Due diligence is crucial to any business deal, and, thankfully, due diligence research has come a long way over the years. What used to be a cumbersome, time-consuming process has been standardized and systemized with generally accepted auditing frameworks and tools, such as the all-important auditing «checklists.» But when it comes to doing due diligence in China, with its opaque regulatory system and byzantine accounting standards, all bets are off. In this book an acknowledged expert in the field takes you beyond the checklists to arm you with China-specific due diligence strategies, tools and techniques that go beyond what is typically part of the process. Gives a detailed account of why conventional frameworks used in the west simply don't work in China Provides first-hand accounts based on the author's years of experience as a private equity professional doing deals in China Reviews, in-depth, the unique differences between corporations and businesses in China and those in the West and their implications for the due diligence process Uses numerous case studies to guide the reader through an entire due diligence process for a firm in China
Ishiguro K. Never Let Me Go. A Novel Ishiguro K. Never Let Me Go. A Novel Новинка

Ishiguro K. Never Let Me Go. A Novel

From The Booker Prize-Winning Ruthor of The Remains of the Day comes a devastating new novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss. As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were. Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special-and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together. Suspenseful, moving, beautifully atmospheric. Never Let Me Go administers its revelations as precisely as drops of acid.
Sara Craven Dragons Lair Sara Craven Dragons Lair Новинка

Sara Craven Dragons Lair

Mills & Boon proudly presents THE SARA CRAVEN COLLECTION. Sara’s powerful and passionate romances have captivated and thrilled readers all over the world for five decades making her an international bestseller.Brief and disastrous. That described exactly the marriage of Davina and Gethyn Lloyd.Now, their first meeting in two years–at Gethyn's home in Wales–only confirmed the tangle of misunderstanding that lay between them.And while Davina might acknowledge deep inside herself that all the old cravings for him were still there, it was a different matter to betray her feelings to him. What had changed, after all?He had only the hollowness of passion to offer her, not the warm reassurance of loving she needed!
Lobanova, T.J. Минибуклет Жены русских царей 32 стр. англ. яз. Lobanova, T.J. Минибуклет Жены русских царей 32 стр. англ. яз. Новинка

Lobanova, T.J. Минибуклет Жены русских царей 32 стр. англ. яз.

In the course of Russia's over 1,000 years of history, the wives of rulers have quite often played a very important role, assuming responsibility for the fate of the nation. Among them were such outstanding women as Princess Olga, Yelena Glinskaya and Catherine II. But the names of most tsarinas do not occur so often in the pages of the chronicles, although they are no less interesting figures for us. Their characters shaped the atmosphere in the royal apartments and at court. It was under their influence that the heirs to the throne formed their view of the world; they played a key part in dynastic marriages with other states; finally, they set the fashion at court. These were the people who in the shadow of their crowned husbands quietly determined the course of the country's life.
Monteverdi, John Eliot Gardiner: Vespro Della Beata Vergine Monteverdi, John Eliot Gardiner: Vespro Della Beata Vergine Новинка

Monteverdi, John Eliot Gardiner: Vespro Della Beata Vergine

In recent years John Eliot Gardiner's name has been linked more than any other to a huge upsurge of interest in Monteverdi's extraordinary Vespers of Id 10. lieu-itched al his firsl hearing of the work us a child, he went on to conduct it as a Cambridge undergraduate. For that first performance of the then almost unheard-of Vespers, Gardiner formed The Monteverdi Choir, which today enjoys a considerable international reputation in the performance of a wide range of music. In all of their performances over the last twenty-five years the choir has been accompanied by The English Baroque Soloists, also founded by Gardiner (in 1978). It is these forces, together with His Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts and the London Oratory Junior Choir, which perform the Vespers in St. Mark's. While the Vespers were published three years before Monteverdi took up his post as maestro di cappella of St. Mark's, Gardiner believes the work may well have been written to attract the attention of the Venetian authorities. For, although a highly successful court composer in Mantua, Monteverdi was deeply unhappy there and would have seen Venice as likely to In-more appreciative of his talents. (Indeed, he stayed in Venice for the remaining thirty years of his life and enjoyed there the eminence and fortune which he considered his due.) In his introduction to the performance, Gardiner produces evidence from the Venetian State Archives to suggest that it may have been the Vespers which were performed at M...
LORD DUNSANY The Book of Wonder LORD DUNSANY The Book of Wonder Новинка

LORD DUNSANY The Book of Wonder

Come with me, ladies and gentlemen who are in any wise weary of London: come with me: and those that tire at all of the world we know: for we have new worlds here.In the morning of his two hundred and fiftieth year Shepperalk the centaur went to the golden coffer, wherein the treasure of the centaurs was, and taking from it the hoarded amulet that his father, Jyshak, in the years of his prime, had hammered from mountain gold and set with opals bartered from the gnomes, he put it upon his wrist, and said no word, but walked from his mother's cavern. And he took with him too that clarion of the centaurs, that famous silver horn, that in its time had summoned to surrender seventeen cities of Man, and for twenty years had brayed at star-girt walls in the Siege of Tholdenblarna, the citadel of the gods, what time the centaurs waged their fabulous war and were not broken by any force of arms, but retreated slowly in a cloud of dust before the final miracle of the gods that They brought in Their desperate need from Their ultimate armoury. He took it and strode away, and his mother only sighed and let him go.
Muriel Jensen His Family Muriel Jensen His Family Новинка

Muriel Jensen His Family

The Abbots: A Dynasty in the MakingShe's No Abbott…When China Grant believed that maddeningly opinionated, very stubborn and terribly handsome Campbell Abbott of the wealthy Abbott clan was her long-lost brother, the two of them fought the way siblings do. But once DNA tests prove he isn't, she's fighting something new–an irresistible attraction!Not Yet!Campbell is the family maverick–when everyone else rushed to adopt the lovely interloper, he held back. But now that she's determined to leave the Abbotts and continue the search for her birth parents, he won't let her go.Because the same tests that ruled China out of the family meant some seriously intimate relations with Campbell were suddenly ruled in!
А.Г. Костеневич The Hermitage: Western European painting of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries А.Г. Костеневич The Hermitage: Western European painting of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Новинка

А.Г. Костеневич The Hermitage: Western European painting of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

THE HERMITAGE, one of the world's biggest treasuries of Western European art, already had a wide reputation outside Russia last century. It was renowned mainly for its collection of sixteenth to eighteenth century paintings, having very few nineteenth century works; these for the most part were amassed in the Museum after the October Revolution. From that time the Hermitage also began to acquire paintings by foreign artists of the twentieth century.
Stephanie Howard The Colorado Countess Stephanie Howard The Colorado Countess Новинка

Stephanie Howard The Colorado Countess

ROYAL AFFAIRA blue-blooded bachelor!The last thing Carrie Dunn had expected when she arrived in the glamorous dukedom of San Rinaldo was to meet a real-life Prince Charming. A small-town American girl, she had been swept off her feet by the charismatic Count Leone Montecrespi and had almost believed that her fairy-tale romance would last a lifetime. But she and Leone were worlds apart–marriage was out of the question. After all, who'd ever heard of a countess from Colorado?Romancing a royal was easy–marriage another affair!
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
Endling: Book 1: The Last Endling: Book 1: The Last Новинка

Endling: Book 1: The Last

Byx is used to being the smallest and the youngest. But for all of her young life, she’s also been part of something bigger – part of a family, part of a pack. Until the day Byx finds herself alone, the last of the dairnes: an endling.Byx is determined to see if the legends about other dairnes she’s heard over the years are true. She sets off on a quest to find others of her kind, travelling through the war-torn kingdom of Nedarra. Along the way, she meets new allies who each have their own motivation for joining her: Tobble, the worthy wobbyk; Khara, the girl of many disguises; Renzo, the thief with honour; and Gambler, the principled felivet. Together they will uncover a secret that will threaten the existence of not just the dairnes, but every other creature in their world.
PENNY JORDAN Levelling The Score PENNY JORDAN Levelling The Score Новинка

PENNY JORDAN Levelling The Score

Penny Jordan needs no introduction as arguably the most recognisable name writing for Mills & Boon. We have celebrated her wonderful writing with a special collection, many of which for the first time in eBook format and all available right now.Simon Townsend's cool rejection of Jenna's teenage adoration had left her smarting, and determined to get her own back one day. Then, at long last, the time came for her to wreak her swift and effective revenge…She didn't realize that her little scheme was playing right into Simon's hands. He had told himself that Jenna was too young for love all those years ago. But he had decided to be patient.And now he was going to teach her that grown-up games were dangerous, and they were played for keeps!
Down and Dirty Down and Dirty Новинка

Down and Dirty

"Let the secret history of the world be told-of the alien virus that struck Earth after World War II, and of the handful of the survivors who found they now possessed superhuman powers. Some were called Aces, endowed with powerful mental and physical prowess. The others were Jokers, tormented by bizarre mind or body disfigurements. Some served humanity. Others caused terror. And now, forty years later, as a gang war between the Shadow Fists and the mafia rages out of control in the streets of Jokertown, Aces and Jokers go underground-to wage their own war against the powers of the netherworld. Here, in the fifth volume of the exciting series, ten of science fiction's most gifted writers take readers on a journey of wonder and excitement in an astounding alternate history."
W. Shakespeare The Tempest W. Shakespeare The Tempest Новинка

W. Shakespeare The Tempest

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, considered by many as the greatest English writer. Hundreds of specialists were able to translate his works into every major language, and most of the plays are performed more often than those of any other author. "The Tempest" traditionally considered one of the last Shakespeare plays. The plot of this tragicomedy revolves around the magician Prospero, the Duke of Milan, who was overthrown by his brother Antonio and the King of Naples, Alonso, and exiled from Milan. Both he and his daughter Miranda were put on an old ship and sent to the open sea, forcing them to go on a dangerous adventure. 
Evgeniy Shmigirilov Super Queen-Mother. Book I. The Last Hope Evgeniy Shmigirilov Super Queen-Mother. Book I. The Last Hope Новинка

Evgeniy Shmigirilov Super Queen-Mother. Book I. The Last Hope

Summer vacation for Julia suddenly interrupted. When bathing in the sea it drags on the bottom of the unknown force, the Earth Keepers. They tell Julia that the sixth Earth civilization may soon die. Fighters previous civilizations were destroyed. Earth Keepers found the cause of the lesions: men are logical, and therefore easy to calculate… This time the fighter will be a woman. Woman nature has entrusted the birth of the people, she them and protect… the Super Queen-Mother.
H. Rider Haggard Moon of Israel H. Rider Haggard Moon of Israel Новинка

H. Rider Haggard Moon of Israel

This is the story of me, Ana the scribe, son of Meri, and of certain of the days that I have spent upon the earth. These things I have written down now that I am very old in the reign of Rameses, the third of that name, when Egypt is once more strong and
Antonov B. Russian tsars: Русские цари: Альбом на английском языке ( футляре) Antonov B. Russian tsars: Русские цари: Альбом на английском языке ( футляре) Новинка

Antonov B. Russian tsars: Русские цари: Альбом на английском языке ( футляре)

Стильно оформленный подарочный альбом в оригинальном футляре с позолоченным узором и шелковым ляссе. Reflecting on the history of Russia, a country straddling two continents, one comes to the conclusion that it combines features of Eastern despotism and Western civilization - an explosive cocktail inevitably influencing the character of the Russian autocracy. We trace our tale of Russian absolutism from its original sources to its tragic finale. The first chapter is dedicated to the birth of statehood in Russia. The second is an account of the history of the Rurikid princes - the first Russian dynasty. The third tells the story of the Time of Troubles, when the state was on the verge of complete ruin. The fourth begins with the coronation of Michael Romanov and ends with the execution of the last Russian autocrat, Nicholas II, and his family. We know the names of the leaders of popular revolts, kings and khans, but we often know very little about the personalities of the Russian tsars. These men and women were exceptional in many ways. Besides ruling one of the greatest empires that the world has ever known, many were fascinating personalities in their own right. Not all of them were ideal rulers. Like all human beings, they had their own faults, passions, feelings and habits. The only difference is that private individuals control only their own fates or those of their friends and relatives. The personal whims of a sovereign, however, can have enormous consequences for the history of the entire nation and the fates of his or her subjects and their descendants. This helps to explain our fascination with the people who, for many centuries, ruled over the Russian lands. Книга на английском языке.
Robertson Thomas S. On Equal Terms. Redefining China's Relationship with America and the West Robertson Thomas S. On Equal Terms. Redefining China's Relationship with America and the West Новинка

Robertson Thomas S. On Equal Terms. Redefining China's Relationship with America and the West

An insightful look at the future of China's relations with the West and the United States For anyone who wants to better understand China and its economic and political relations to the West, On Equal Terms offers front-row insight. Exploring China's state-capitalist economic model and the unique qualities and ideals of Chinese culture that can make difficult for Westerners to understand its approach to business interactions, the book looks to the future, explaining how China and the United States can cooperate to solve some of the world's major problems. Covering the extraordinary changes taking place in China and China's relationship with America and the West over ten powerful chapters, the book looks at China's state-capitalist model of governance, how history affects her behavior in foreign policy, how China is emerging as an economic world power, that products are not made but assembled in China, that China is not one big market but many markets, and much more. Provides an inside view on the future of China and America from an expert with personal experience on both sides of the story Explains the sometimes mysterious worlds of «Guanxi» and «Mianzi»—the notions of giving, saving, and preserving «face» in business and cultural relationships that many Westerners struggle to understand A truly up-to-date resource that gives reader's the most recent information about Chinese-American relations China and America need to cooperate in order to solve the major problems of the world, and On Equal Terms gives readers the information they need to improve their business and professional relationships in China.
AC/DC: Highway To Hell AC/DC: Highway To Hell Новинка

AC/DC: Highway To Hell

Although it wasn't until after the release of the Back In Black album that AC/DC became global superstars, the era most fondly remembered by fans of this extraordinary band is when Bon Scott was at the helm - between 1974 and 1980. And if there's one album from that time which illustrates best what the mighty 'DC were all about during those years, it has to be Highway To Hell. This film puts the album under the spotlight and with the help of those who worked on the record, friends of Bon Scott, AC/ DC biographers and others who were there at the time, discovers how the album was made, how it was received and how it still inspires musicians and fans alike to this day.
Paul Wood J. River Science. Research and Management for the 21st Century Paul Wood J. River Science. Research and Management for the 21st Century Новинка

Paul Wood J. River Science. Research and Management for the 21st Century

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River Science is a rapidly developing interdisciplinary field at the interface of the natural sciences, engineering and socio-political sciences. It recognises that the sustainable management of contemporary rivers will increasingly require new ways of characterising them to enable engagement with the diverse range of stakeholders. This volume represents the outcome of research by many of the authors and their colleagues over the last 40 years and demonstrates the integral role that River Science now plays in underpinning our understanding of the functioning of natural ecosystems, and how societal demands and historic changes have affected these systems. The book will inform academics, policy makers and society in general of the benefits of healthy functioning riverine systems, and will increase awareness of the wide range of ecosystem goods and services they provide.
Midnight Oil: Black Rain Fall Midnight Oil: Black Rain Fall Новинка

Midnight Oil: Black Rain Fall

On May 30.1990, Midnight Oil interrupted its North American tour for a "special guerilla action" on the crowded Avenue of the Americas in midtown Manhattan. The agit prop event was a live concert from the back of a flat-bed truck and drew a crowd of more than 10,000 people out of the nearby buildings and onto the street. The Oils were responding to one of the worst environmental disasters in US history when 11 million gallons of oil were spilled onto the pristine Alaskan coastline by the Exxon Valdez. Twenty five years on the effects of the spill on the landscapes and wildlife of southern Alaska are still being felt. "There are things we think are so important that they have to be said." lead singer Peter Garrett told a packed international press conference after the performance, "and the best way we could say it was with song."" What happened this morning was just another of the things that this band has tried to do for the last decade or so. We want to take some of the issues that are in the songs back onto the streets where they belong." Here are the six songs captured live that day: "Progress" (From the 1986 EP Species Deceases); "Sometimes" and "Dreamworld" (from 1987s Diesel And Dust); "Blue Sky Mine"and "River Runs Red" (from Blue Sky Mining. 1990); the apropos tribute to John Lennon. "Instant Karma"; and finally, the video clip for Midnight Oil's "King Of The Mountain"(also from Blue Sky Mining). Tracklist: 01. Dreamworld 02. Blue Sky Mine 03. Instant Karma 04. River ...
J.W. Burton Systems, States, Diplomacy and Rules J.W. Burton Systems, States, Diplomacy and Rules Новинка

J.W. Burton Systems, States, Diplomacy and Rules

Dr Burton argues that it is misleading to consider world society as comprising states as separate entities: states comprise clusters of systems, many of which cut across state boundaries. He argues that a systems approach makes possible an analysis of the relations of systems to states, of conflict between systems and states, and amongst states, and generally more insights into the nature of world society. He is critical of the old-fashioned art of diplomacy and suggests the basis of a science of diplomacy. This book is intended to relate theoretical approaches in International Relations with the practice of diplomacy, and especially with the avoidance and resolution of conflict. In the last part of the book the author suggests guidelines which diplomats might find useful, and which might also improve the general understanding of world societyИздательство: Cambridge at the University Press
Helen Myers R. A Holiday to Remember Helen Myers R. A Holiday to Remember Новинка

Helen Myers R. A Holiday to Remember

Alana Anders had lost enough in life to recognize a kindred soul. So when fate led her to a lonely cowboy–with a battle-scarred heart to match her own–she should have given him a nod and moved on. Because the holidays were upon her…and the last thing she needed was someone else's problems….But what she wanted was another story. And she wanted Mack Graves, reluctant war hero and heir to the Last Call Ranch–badly. She knew that Nowheresville, Texas, was the last place he longed to be–at Christmas, no less!–but Alana just knew that she and Mack were meant to be together. And that in each other's arms they could forge a new kind of home….
Vanda Zajko A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology Vanda Zajko A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology Новинка

Vanda Zajko A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology

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A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology presents a collection of essays that explore a wide variety of aspects of Greek and Roman myths and their critical reception from antiquity to the present day. Reveals the importance of mythography to the survival, dissemination, and popularization of classical myth from the ancient world to the present day Features chronologically organized essays that address different sets of myths that were important in each historical era, along with their thematic relevance Features chronologically organized essays that address different sets of myths that were important in each historical era, along with their thematic relevance Offers a series of carefully selected in-depth readings, including both popular and less well-known examples

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St Petersburg is the youngest among well-known European cities - its tercentenary was celebrated in 2003. For more than two hundred years it was the brilliant capital of the immense Russian Empire pushing the old patriarchal Moscow into the background. Having lost the official status of the capital in 1918, it has still remained the country's cultural and spiritual centre. It was in St Petersburg that the new type of Russian man was being formed, the greatest triumphs were celebrated and the events that influenced the destiny of Russia and the world as a whole took place. Not a single Russian city caused such admiration and was an object of such damnation as St Petersburg; there is no other city in Russia with which the brightest hopes and the darkest prophecies were associated.St Petersburg is unique indeed. Created by the powerful will of Peter the Great as "a window on to Europe", it reminded by its sudden emergence to European countries about the forgotten Russia that had been withdrawn, in their opinion, to the boundary of the Christian world. The Tsar founded the city "to curb the haughty neighbour", to ensure for Russia an outlet to the Baltic Sea and "to gain a foothold upon the coast". It was here, in the new capital that Peter the Great overcame the country's centuries-long isolation, strengthened its influence and proclaimed Russia as an Empire becoming its first Emperor. Peter, preoccupied with grandiose imperial plans, was inspired by the image of "eternal" Rome, so imperial symbols and parallels were highly important for him. Therefore the name of the Holy City of St Peter given to the new capital was associated not only with the heavenly patron of the Russian Tsar, but also with the idea of St Petersburg as the new Rome. It was not a mere coincidence that the coat of arms of the city on the Neva River is somewhat similar to that of the Vatican - crossed anchors correspond to the crossed keys of the Catholic state. The arms suggested, as it were, a link between Emperor Peter, who took a decision to open the doors of his "paradise" to Europe, with the Apostle Peter, who possessed keys from Paradise. And the anchor in the coat of arms was regarded as a symbol of the spiritual salvation and faith, implying at the same time the young Russian fleet.
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