Category: History

  • The United Kingdom: England (1st Edition)

    By Jeff Wallenfeldt, Britannica Educational Publishing

    Regardless of its relatively small dimension, England has been a country of substantial stature at the foreign degree for far of its historical past. because the domestic of parliamentary govt, William Shakespeare, and the English language, England has been an influential participant within the political and cultural improvement of countries across the world. the tale of britain is captured during this compelling quantity, which gives an outline of its wealthy prior, awesome current, and promising destiny.
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  • We Sell Drugs: The Alchemy of US Empire (American Crossroads)

    By Suzanna Reiss

    This background of US-led overseas drug regulate offers new views at the financial, ideological, and political foundations of a chilly struggle American empire. US officers assumed the helm of overseas drug regulate after global battle II at a second of unparalleled geopolitical effect embodied within the growing to be financial clout of its pharmaceutical industry.

    We promote Drugs is a examine grounded within the transnational geography and political economic system of the coca-leaf and coca-derived commodities marketplace stretching from Peru and Bolivia into the us. greater than a slender biography of 1 recognized plant and its both well-known spinoff products—Coca-Cola and cocaine—this booklet situates those commodities in the better panorama of drug creation and intake. reading efforts to regulate the circuits in which coca traveled, Suzanna Reiss presents a geographic and felony foundation for contemplating the ancient building of designations of legality and illegality.

    The publication additionally argues that the felony prestige of any given drug is essentially premised on who grew, synthetic, allotted, and fed on it and never at the characteristics of the drug itself. Drug keep an eye on is a strong instrument for ordering foreign exchange, nationwide economies, and society’s conduct and day-by-day lives.

    In a ancient panorama lively through struggles over political economic system, nationwide autonomy, hegemony, and racial equality, We promote Drugs insists at the socio-historical underpinnings of designations of legality to discover how drug keep watch over grew to become a huge weapon in announcing keep watch over of household and overseas affairs.
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  • Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power

    By Richard Carwardine

    As a defender of nationwide team spirit, a pacesetter in conflict, and the emancipator of slaves, Abraham Lincoln lays abundant declare to being the best of our presidents. however the tale of his upward push to greatness is as advanced because it is compelling. during this excellent, prize-winning biography, acclaimed historian Richard Carwardine examines Lincoln’s dramatic political trip, from his early years within the Illinois legislature to his nation-shaping years within the White apartment. right here, Carwardine combines a brand new point of view with a compelling narrative to bring a clean examine one of many pillars of yankee politics. He probes the resources of Lincoln’s ethical and political philosophy and makes use of his groundbreaking study to chop during the fantasy and divulge the fellow in the back of it.
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  • Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age: A Short History

    By Peter Green

    The publication starts off with the character and achievements of alexander the good, and maintains with the army and political violence of the successor-kingdoms that fought over his inheritancethis period observed many vital advancements: a shift from the oral to the written; a flow from the general public to the personal and a brand new individualist ethos; a big progress in slavery, and for that reason a glut of slave-labour which destroyed the inducement to innovate; a becoming hole among wealthy and bad; a starting to be flavor for luxurious
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  • From Rome to Byzantium AD 363 to 565: The Transformation of Ancient Rome (The Edinburgh History of Ancient Rome)

    By A. D. Lee

    Among the deaths of the Emperors Julian (363) and Justinian (565), the Roman Empire underwent momentous alterations. most glaringly, regulate of the west used to be misplaced to barbarian teams in the course of the 5th century, and even supposing elements have been recovered through Justinian, the empire's centre of gravity shifted irrevocably to the east, with its point of interest now the town of Constantinople. both vital was once the expanding dominance of Christianity not just in non secular existence, but in addition in politics, society and tradition. Doug Lee charts those and different major advancements which contributed to the transformation of historical Rome and its empire into Byzantium and the early medieval west.  by way of emphasising the resilience of the east in the course of past due antiquity and the continued power of city lifestyles and the financial system, this quantity deals another point of view to the normal paradigm of decline and fall.
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  • Last Trains: Dr Beeching and the death of rural England

    By Charles Loft

    In the course of the process the Nineteen Fifties England misplaced self assurance in its rulers and confident itself it needs to modernise. The bankrupt, steam-powered railway, run by means of a Colonel Blimp, symbolised every thing that used to be improper with the rustic; the long run lay in motorways and high-speed electrical – or maybe atomic – show trains. yet plans for a glowing new railway approach led to failure and at the roads site visitors floor to a halt. alongside got here Dr Beeching, forensically analysing the railways’ difficulties and expertly supplying his prognosis: a 3rd of the nation’s railways needs to cross. neighborhood companies have been destroyed, rural England sacrificed for tarmac and wheel – a minimum of that's how Dr Beeching is remembered this present day. final Trains examines why and the way the railway approach gotten smaller, exposing the political mess ups that bankrupted the railways and scrutinising the makes an attempt of officers to appreciate a shipping revolution past their keep watch over. it's a tale of the increasing...
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  • The Knights of Bushido: A History of Japanese War Crimes During World War II

    By Edward Frederick Russell of Liverpool

    The warfare crimes trials at Nuremberg and Tokyo meted out the Allies' reputable justice; Lord Russell of Liverpool's sensational bestselling books at the Axis' warfare crimes made up our minds the public's opinion. The Knights of Bushido, Russell's stunning account of eastern brutality within the Pacific in global warfare II, describes how the noble founding rules of the Empire of Japan have been perverted through the army right into a systematic crusade of torture, homicide, hunger, rape, and destruction. infamous incidents just like the Nanking bloodbath and the Bataan demise March end up purely a part of a development of human rights abuses. definitely ambitious infantrymen, the japanese have been bad conquerors. Their behavior within the Pacific is a harrowing instance of the doctrine of mutual destruction carried to the intense, and begs the query of what's acceptable—and unacceptable—in overall battle.
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  • The Tube Has Spoken: Reality TV and History (Film and History)

    By Julie Anne Taddeo

    That includes usual humans, celebrities, online game exhibits, hidden cameras, daily occasions, and funny or dramatic occasions, truth television is among the quickest becoming and significant pop culture developments of the prior decade, with roots achieving again to the times of radio. The Tube Has Spoken offers an research of the becoming phenomenon of truth television, its evolution as a style, and the way it's been formed via cultural background. This number of essays appears to be like at a large spectrum of indicates airing from the Nineteen Fifties to the current, addressing probably the most renowned courses together with Alan Funt's Candid digital camera, titanic Brother, spouse change, child state, and the most important Loser. It deals either a multidisciplinary strategy and a cross-cultural viewpoint, contemplating Australian, Canadian, British, and American courses. furthermore, the ebook explores how pop culture shapes glossy western values; for instance, either An American relatives and its British counterpart, The family members, show off the decline of the extended family in line with materialistic pressures and the trendy ethos of individualism. This assortment highlights how truth television has altered the tastes and values of audiences within the 20th and twenty-first centuries. It analyzes how fact television courses mirror the tensions among the person and the neighborhood, the transformative energy of expertise, the construction of the fame, and the breakdown of private and non-private spheres.
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  • The Big Oyster: A Molluscular History of New York

    By Mark Kurlansky

    While Peter Minuit received big apple for $24 in 1626 he confirmed his shrewdness via additionally deciding to buy the oyster beds off tiny, within reach Oyster Island, renamed Ellis Island in 1770.

    From the Minuit buy until eventually toxins ultimately destroyed the beds within the Nineteen Twenties, ny used to be a urban identified for its oysters, in particular within the overdue 1800s, while Europe and the US loved a decades-long oyster craze. In a doubtful endorsement, William Makepeace Thackeray stated that consuming a brand new York oyster used to be like consuming a child.

    Travellers to manhattan have been additionally willing to event the recognized big apple oyster homes. whereas a few have been identified for his or her attractiveness, because of a longstanding trust within the aphrodisiac caliber of oysters, they have been usually linked to prostitution. In 1842, whilst the novelist Charles Dickens arrived in manhattan, he couldn't cover his eagerness to discover and event the fabled oyster cellars of latest York City's slums.

    The giant Oyster is the tale of a urban and of a world trade.Filled with cultural, social and culinary perception - in addition to recipes, maps, drawings and pictures - this is often historical past at its such a lot engrossing, enjoyable and scrumptious.
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  • The Dead Sea Scrolls in Scholarly Perspective: A History of Research (Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah)

    Now in paperback!

    The quantity covers Qumran scholarship in separate international locations: america, Canada, Israel, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Italy, and japanese Europe. each one essay consists of an in depth bibliography for the respective nation. Biographies of the entire significant students lively within the box are in brief given in addition. This ebook thereby exhaustively surveys prior and current Qumran learn, outlining its specific improvement in numerous conditions and nationwide contexts. For the 1st time, views and knowledge no longer recorded in the other e-book are highlighted.

    Features:

  • Paperback structure of a vital Brill resource
  • Twenty-seven articles by way of twenty-six of the head students within the field
  • Contributions characterize the paintings of greater than sixty years of scholarly research
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