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My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence ...
My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence

My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence and upgrade its status from a regional economic centre into an international hub. It is striving to excel in services, tourism, the knowledge economy and creative human resources in order to reach its ambitious development goals.

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20.02 USD

My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence

by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
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Sun Tzu's blueprint for battlefield tactics remains the original and greatest of military strategy books. This new edition of The Art of War includes annotations by translator Lionel Giles.
The Art of War
Sun Tzu's blueprint for battlefield tactics remains the original and greatest of military strategy books. This new edition of The Art of War includes annotations by translator Lionel Giles.
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11.540000 USD

The Art of War

by Sun Tzu
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Rescued from being a lost book, this history's last manuscript lay deep within the Vatican Archives, this classic historical text is now, for the first time, being published for the modern reader. Sulpicius Severus is best known for his biography of St. Martin of Tours and his Sacred History (also ...
Sacred History
Rescued from being a lost book, this history's last manuscript lay deep within the Vatican Archives, this classic historical text is now, for the first time, being published for the modern reader. Sulpicius Severus is best known for his biography of St. Martin of Tours and his Sacred History (also known as the Chronicle.) Sacred History is a brief history of the world from the beginning to his own time and in the latter portions focuses on the Priscillianist heresy that disordered his home province of Aquitaina which is in modern day France, as well as the Arian controversy. Severus prefers a purely historical interpretation of the scriptures in reaction to the gnostic philosophy that entrenched his region that reduced the sacred history to mere allegory. The Sacred History is written in classic style, such as what is found in Tacitus, and is intended to introduce lovers of history to the histories of the Bible.
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31.490000 USD

Sacred History

by Sulpicius Severus, J.R. Emry
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This is Volume 1 of a 2-part genealogy of the Harris family, tracing the lineage of Robert Harris Sr. (1702-1788). This work is part of The Families of Old Harrisburg Series, compiled and published by The Harris Depot Project. (Compact, Hardbound Edition)
Robert Harris Sr. (1702-1788) Descendants, Vol 1
This is Volume 1 of a 2-part genealogy of the Harris family, tracing the lineage of Robert Harris Sr. (1702-1788). This work is part of The Families of Old Harrisburg Series, compiled and published by The Harris Depot Project. (Compact, Hardbound Edition)
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50.400000 USD

Robert Harris Sr. (1702-1788) Descendants, Vol 1

by Minnie Ellen Harris, Grier Harris
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Reconsidering Interpretation of Heritage Sites chronicles and problematizes the representation of the eighteenth century in museums and heritage sites while also challenging public historians to alter their perceptions of what might be possible when interpreting such sites. Much of the history consumed at eighteenth-century historic sites is one-dimensional, white, male, ...
Reconsidering Interpretation of Heritage Sites: America in the Eighteenth Century
Reconsidering Interpretation of Heritage Sites chronicles and problematizes the representation of the eighteenth century in museums and heritage sites while also challenging public historians to alter their perceptions of what might be possible when interpreting such sites. Much of the history consumed at eighteenth-century historic sites is one-dimensional, white, male, heteronormative, and very focused on power and wealth. Anne Lindsay argues that this narrative may be challenged through an engagement with the everyday life of the past, creating thought-provoking and challenging experiences that will connect with the modern visitor on a deeper level. Unlike other work that has been done in the field, the book provides a constructive study that engages in a horizontal analysis of a century over a geographic region. As a result, Lindsay provides a unique opportunity for scholars and practitioners to reflect on the types and tone of messages usually conveyed about the eighteenth century. Reconsidering Interpretation of Heritage Sites will be invaluable to scholars and practitioners working in the fields of museum and heritage studies and history. It will be particularly interesting to those who want to know more about how the lived experience of the past may be interpreted at historic sites, and how this could be used to engage with contentious histories.
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41.950000 USD

Reconsidering Interpretation of Heritage Sites: America in the Eighteenth Century

by Anne Lindsay
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This volume commences with Q's ghostly 'Lady Mary's Tale' which is based on a traditional story of a headless carriage controlled by a headless driver careering across Dartmoor and accompanied by a wild dog. It appears that Q based his tale on Sabine Baring-Gould's recounting of Lady Mary's life (also ...
Q's Historical Legacy - XI - Lady Mary
This volume commences with Q's ghostly 'Lady Mary's Tale' which is based on a traditional story of a headless carriage controlled by a headless driver careering across Dartmoor and accompanied by a wild dog. It appears that Q based his tale on Sabine Baring-Gould's recounting of Lady Mary's life (also included in this volume) but the facts are rather different to the Cornish and Devonian ghostly tale. Now surpassed in fame as a writer by his daughter's best friend, Daphne du Maurier, c Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch was the pre-eminent Cornish writer of Victorian and Edwardian times and founder of the Cambridge University school of English Literature. He is of particular interest since his fiction was very often based on factual events long passed from memory.
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20.040000 USD

Q's Historical Legacy - XI - Lady Mary

by N.P. Cooper
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This book argues that early American history is best understood as the story of a settler-colonial supplanting society-a society intent on a vast land grab of American Indian space and driven by a logic of elimination and a genocidal imperative to rid the new white settler living space of its ...
A Post-Exceptionalist Perspective on Early American History: American Wests, Global Wests, and Indian Wars
This book argues that early American history is best understood as the story of a settler-colonial supplanting society-a society intent on a vast land grab of American Indian space and driven by a logic of elimination and a genocidal imperative to rid the new white settler living space of its existing Indigenous inhabitants. Challenging the still strongly held notion of American history as somehow exceptional or unique, it locates the history of the United States and its colonial antecedents as a central part of-rather than an exception to-the emerging global histories of imperialism, colonialism, and genocide. It also explores early American history in an imperial, transnational, and global frame, showing how the precedent of the North American West and its colonial trope of Indian wars were used by like-minded American and European expansionists to inspire and legitimate other imperial-colonial adventures from the late-nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries.
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62.990000 USD

A Post-Exceptionalist Perspective on Early American History: American Wests, Global Wests, and Indian Wars

by Carroll P. Kakel III
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A candid and witty documentation of small town life in the Midwest during the late 1960s
Clark Stories
A candid and witty documentation of small town life in the Midwest during the late 1960s
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39.560000 USD

Clark Stories

by Robert a Christenson
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Just a Thin Slice is a selective account of a family history covering nearly 400 years. The life and times of multiple generations are characterized for the sake of young members of the family and for others who may find the account to be a useful or edifying word. This ...
Just a Thin Slice: A Family's Journey Through the American Landscape - 1623 to the Present
Just a Thin Slice is a selective account of a family history covering nearly 400 years. The life and times of multiple generations are characterized for the sake of young members of the family and for others who may find the account to be a useful or edifying word. This second edition provides an updated set of reflections in accordance with our changing times.
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16.280000 USD

Just a Thin Slice: A Family's Journey Through the American Landscape - 1623 to the Present

by Jim Kenaston
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The Emergency Detention Act, Title II of the Internal Security Act of 1950, is the only law in American history to legalize preventive detention. It restricted the freedom of a certain individual or a group of individuals based on actions that may be taken that would threaten the security of ...
The Rise and Fall of America's Concentration Camp Law: Civil Liberties Debates from the Internment to McCarthyism and the Radical 1960s
The Emergency Detention Act, Title II of the Internal Security Act of 1950, is the only law in American history to legalize preventive detention. It restricted the freedom of a certain individual or a group of individuals based on actions that may be taken that would threaten the security of a nation or of a particular area. Yet the Act was never enforced before it was repealed in 1971.Masumi Izumi links the Emergency Detention Act with Japanese American wartime incarceration in her cogent study, The Rise and Fall of America's Concentration Camp Law. She dissects the entangled discourses of race, national security, and civil liberties between 1941 and 1971 by examining how this historical precedent generated the concentration camp law and expanded a ubiquitous regime of surveillance in McCarthyist America. Izumi also shows how political radicalism grew as a result of these laws. Japanese Americas were instrumental in forming grassroots social movements that worked to repeal Title II. The Rise and Fall of America's Concentration Camp Law is a timely study in this age of insecurity where issues of immigration, race, and exclusion persist.
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72.980000 USD

The Rise and Fall of America's Concentration Camp Law: Civil Liberties Debates from the Internment to McCarthyism and the Radical 1960s

by Masumi Izumi
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A rollicking collection of barely believable stories from five centuries of legal history - you'll be gripped by these tales of murder, intrigue, crime, punishment and the pursuit of justice. Meet the only dead parrot ever to give evidence in a court of law, the doctor with the worst bedside ...
Law's Strangest Cases: Extraordinary but true tales from over five centuries of legal history
A rollicking collection of barely believable stories from five centuries of legal history - you'll be gripped by these tales of murder, intrigue, crime, punishment and the pursuit of justice. Meet the only dead parrot ever to give evidence in a court of law, the doctor with the worst bedside manner of all time, the murderess who collected money from her mummified victim for 21 years, and explore one of the most indigestible dilemmas - if you'd been shipwrecked 2,000 miles from home, would you have eaten Parker the cabin boy? The tales within these pages are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious and, most importantly, true. This brand new edition, redesigned in splendid hardback for 2019, is the perfect gift for lawyers, armchair detectives and true crime aficionados everywhere.
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18.57 USD

Law's Strangest Cases: Extraordinary but true tales from over five centuries of legal history

by Peter Seddon
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Be enlightened and entertained. Be prepared for irreverence. Come on this journey through time and witness how these games came to be, why they flourish, and what you can gain by applying their secrets. The term tortured cardboard sums up what happens to cardboard when making a board game (bound, ...
Tortured Cardboard: How Great Board Games Arise from Chaos, Survive by Chance, Impart Wisdom, and Gain Immortality
Be enlightened and entertained. Be prepared for irreverence. Come on this journey through time and witness how these games came to be, why they flourish, and what you can gain by applying their secrets. The term tortured cardboard sums up what happens to cardboard when making a board game (bound, cut, folded, punched). And, as you'll learn, great board games often reflect whatever tortures culture. Each gained immortality after a chaotic beginning and a chance survival. Why? Because-be it chess, backgammon, Clue (R), Monopoly (R), Scrabble (R), Settlers of Catan (R), or one of ten others featured in this book-each is replete with lessons applicable to achievement in your life. As the twenty-first century gathers momentum, our love affair with board games continues to strengthen. They involve us, they refine social skills, and they teach great lessons applicable in real life. Tortuous is the journey of every great board game, from birth in chaotic times, through survival by mere chance, to raging popularity and eventual immortality. Tortured Cardboard reveals how the great ones came to endure and-all fun aside-how each teaches us something about our own behavior while providing rules that can work in your life.
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17.840000 USD

Tortured Cardboard: How Great Board Games Arise from Chaos, Survive by Chance, Impart Wisdom, and Gain Immortality

by Philip E. Orbanes
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The Witchcraft Reader offers a wide range of historical perspectives on the subject of witchcraft in a single, accessible volume, exploring the enduring hold that it has on human imagination. The witch trials of the late Middle Ages and the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries have inspired a huge and expanding ...
The Witchcraft Reader
The Witchcraft Reader offers a wide range of historical perspectives on the subject of witchcraft in a single, accessible volume, exploring the enduring hold that it has on human imagination. The witch trials of the late Middle Ages and the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries have inspired a huge and expanding scholarly literature, as well as an outpouring of popular representations. This fully revised and enlarged third edition brings together many of the best and most important works in the field. It explores the origins of witchcraft prosecutions in learned and popular culture, fears of an imaginary witch cult, the role of religious division and ideas about the Devil, the gendering of suspects, the making of confessions and the decline of witch beliefs. An expanded final section explores the various revivals and images of witchcraft that continue to flourish in contemporary Western culture. Equipped with an extensive introduction that foregrounds significant debates and themes in the study of witchcraft, providing the extracts with a critical context, The Witchcraft Reader is essential reading for anyone with an interest in this fascinating subject.
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61.35 USD

The Witchcraft Reader

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The Making of the Modern Chinese State: 1600-1950 offers an historical analysis of the formation of the modern Chinese state from the seventeenth century to the mid-twentieth centuries, providing refreshing and provocative interpretations on almost every major issue regarding the rise of modern China. This book explores the question of ...
The Making of the Modern Chinese State: 1600-1950
The Making of the Modern Chinese State: 1600-1950 offers an historical analysis of the formation of the modern Chinese state from the seventeenth century to the mid-twentieth centuries, providing refreshing and provocative interpretations on almost every major issue regarding the rise of modern China. This book explores the question of why today's China is unlike any other nation-state in size and structure. It inquires into the reasons behind the striking continuity in China's territorial and ethnic compositions over the past centuries, and explicates the genesis and tenacity of the Chinese state as a highly centralized and unified regime that has been able to survive into the twenty-first century. Its analysis centres on three key variables, namely geopolitical strategy, fiscal constitution, and identity building, and it demonstrates how they worked together to shape the outcome of state transformation in modern China. Enhanced by a selection of informative tables and illustrations, The Making of the Modern Chinese State: 1600-1950 is ideal for undergraduates and graduates studying East Asian history, Chinese history, empires in Asia, and state formation.
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61.35 USD

The Making of the Modern Chinese State: 1600-1950

by Huaiyin Li
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Dangerous Seats examines the physical threats politicians have faced over the ages. These perils have ranged from arrest and imprisonment (by monarchs, soldiers, and colleagues), to brawls on the floor, duels arising out of debate, forcible removal from the chamber, and attacks by mobs or individuals. What unites all these ...
Dangerous Seats: Parliamentary Violence in the United Kingdom
Dangerous Seats examines the physical threats politicians have faced over the ages. These perils have ranged from arrest and imprisonment (by monarchs, soldiers, and colleagues), to brawls on the floor, duels arising out of debate, forcible removal from the chamber, and attacks by mobs or individuals. What unites all these dangers is that they stem merely from the performance of activities associated with a parliamentary seat: speaking in debate, voting in divisions, serving on committees, addressing constituents. Most of the hundreds of documented episodes of parliamentary violence involve the denizens of Westminster Palace, but also represented are the members of two institutions absorbed into it (the pre-1707 Scottish and pre-1800 Irish Parliaments) and one devolved from it, Stormont. Together, they tell a fascinating tale. This is not simply an account of the hundreds of instances in which politicians have faced injury or even death for doing their jobs, although the courage often displayed is eye opening; parliamentary violence is also an interesting and unusual lens through which to view British history. It provides insight into more than simply key moments in politics. It sheds light on social customs, in particular the rise and fall of the code of honour, an ethos that for 250 years encouraged parliamentarians to fight over slights real and imagined. It also illuminates some of the dynamics of institutional reform. The story of parliamentary violence will fascinate those with an interest in British or parliamentary history, social change, or democratisation.
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37.19 USD

Dangerous Seats: Parliamentary Violence in the United Kingdom

by Eugene L. Wolfe
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On the periphery of society has always been those who break the rules. Those who steal, cheat, kill or just do what they need to do to survive. The Dawn of Crime is a volumed account of some of the most fascinating criminal profiles ever recorded. Bringing to the page ...
The Dawn of Crime - Early Accounts of Criminal Activity in Australia - Volume 1
On the periphery of society has always been those who break the rules. Those who steal, cheat, kill or just do what they need to do to survive. The Dawn of Crime is a volumed account of some of the most fascinating criminal profiles ever recorded. Bringing to the page accounts of forgers, gold thieves, sly grog royalty, prison breaks and violence beyond imagination, you will be captivated with the real stories of actual people who committed crimes more unusual than fiction. Hundreds of hours of research has been committed to this volume of The Dawn of Crime, across state and national libraries and archives, bringing together a truly captivating human account of true crime.
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14.860000 USD

The Dawn of Crime - Early Accounts of Criminal Activity in Australia - Volume 1

by Roy Maloy
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This new collection (whose title is an homage to the TV horror host Svengoolie) is a collection of creepy tales in the Chicago suburbs. It includes non-fiction stories from Diane and Gary Hill along with a photo gallery (Bachelor's Grove Cemetery) and three fiction stories (from Gary Hill, Duane Pesice ...
Spooky Berwyn: Creepy Tales from the Chicago Suburbs
This new collection (whose title is an homage to the TV horror host Svengoolie) is a collection of creepy tales in the Chicago suburbs. It includes non-fiction stories from Diane and Gary Hill along with a photo gallery (Bachelor's Grove Cemetery) and three fiction stories (from Gary Hill, Duane Pesice and Kevin Wood) all set in the Chicago suburban area. There are black and white photos and graphics illustrating many of the photos.
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18.890000 USD

Spooky Berwyn: Creepy Tales from the Chicago Suburbs

by Gary Hill
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B-29 Superfortress: The Plane that Won the War is the definitive account of the crucial role played by the B-29 bomber during World War II. Author Gene Gurney takes the reader from the superplane's inception, test flights and production to its combat deployments and its ultimate purpose of dropping the ...
B-29 Superfortress: The Plane that Won the War
B-29 Superfortress: The Plane that Won the War is the definitive account of the crucial role played by the B-29 bomber during World War II. Author Gene Gurney takes the reader from the superplane's inception, test flights and production to its combat deployments and its ultimate purpose of dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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16.790000 USD

B-29 Superfortress: The Plane that Won the War

by Gene Gurney
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Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago is a historical look at Chicago during the darkest days of the Great Depression. The story of Chicago fighting the hold that organized crime had on the city to be able to put on The ...
Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago
Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago is a historical look at Chicago during the darkest days of the Great Depression. The story of Chicago fighting the hold that organized crime had on the city to be able to put on The 1933 World's Fair. William Hazelgrove provides the exciting and sprawling history behind the 1933 World's Fair, the last of the golden age. He reveals the story of the six millionaire businessmen, dubbed The Secret Six, who beat Al Capone at his own game, ending the gangster era as prohibition was repealed. The story of an intriguing woman, Sally Rand, who embodied the World's Fair with her own rags to riches story and brought sex into the open. The story of Rufus and Charles Dawes who gave the fair a theme and then found financing in the worst economic times the country had ever experienced. The story of the most corrupt mayor of Chicago, William Thompson, who owed his election to Al Capone; and the mayor who followed him, Anton Cermak, who was murdered months before the fair opened by an assassin many said was hired by Al Capone. But most of all it's the story about a city fighting for survival in the darkest of times; and a shining light of hope called A Century of Progress.
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21.000000 USD

Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago

by William Hazelgrove
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Over the past 50 years, Indigenous Australian theatre practice has emerged as a dynamic site for the discursive reflection of culture and tradition as well as colonial legacies, leveraging the power of storytelling to create and advocate contemporary fluid conceptions of Indigeneity. Performing Indigenous Identities on the Contemporary Australian Stage ...
Performing Indigenous Identities on the Contemporary Australian Stage: Land, People, Culture
Over the past 50 years, Indigenous Australian theatre practice has emerged as a dynamic site for the discursive reflection of culture and tradition as well as colonial legacies, leveraging the power of storytelling to create and advocate contemporary fluid conceptions of Indigeneity. Performing Indigenous Identities on the Contemporary Australian Stage offers a window into the history and diversity of this vigorous practice. It introduces the reader to cornerstones of Indigenous Australian cultural frameworks and on this backdrop discusses a wealth of plays in light of their responses to contemporary Australian identity politics. The in-depth readings of two landmark theatre productions, Scott Rankin's Namatjira (2010) and Wesley Enoch & Anita Heiss' I Am Eora (2012), trace the artists' engagement with questions of community consolidation and national reconciliation, carefully considering the implications of their propositions for identity work arising from the translation of traditional ontologies into contemporary orientations. The analyses of the dramatic texts are incrementally enriched by a dense reflection of the production and reception contexts of the plays, providing an expanded framework for the critical consideration of contemporary postcolonial theatre practice that allows for a well-founded appreciation of the strengths yet also pointing to the limitations of current representative approaches on the Australian mainstage. This study will be of great interest to students and scholars of Postcolonial, Literary, Performance and Theatre Studies.
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147.000000 USD

Performing Indigenous Identities on the Contemporary Australian Stage: Land, People, Culture

by Susanne Julia Thurow
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This book highlights the role of acute hunger in malaria lethality in colonial South Asia and investigates how this understanding came to be lost in modern medical, epidemic, and historiographic thought. Using the case studies of colonial Punjab, Sri Lanka, and Bengal, it traces the loss of fundamental concepts and ...
Malaria in Colonial South Asia: Uncoupling Disease and Destitution
This book highlights the role of acute hunger in malaria lethality in colonial South Asia and investigates how this understanding came to be lost in modern medical, epidemic, and historiographic thought. Using the case studies of colonial Punjab, Sri Lanka, and Bengal, it traces the loss of fundamental concepts and language of hunger in the inter-war period with the reductive application of the new specialisms of nutritional science and immunology, and a parallel loss of the distinction between infection (transmission) and morbid disease. The study locates the final demise of the 'Human Factor' (hunger) in malaria history within pre- and early post-WW2 international health institutions - the International Health Division of the Rockefeller Foundation and the nascent WHO's Expert Committee on Malaria. It examines the implications of this epistemic shift for interpreting South Asian health history, and reclaims a broader understanding of common endemic infection (endemiology) as a prime driver, in the context of subsistence precarity, of epidemic mortality history and demographic change. This book will be useful to scholars and researchers of public health, social medicine and social epidemiology, imperial history, epidemic and demographic history, history of medicine, medical sociology, and sociology.
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213.86 USD

Malaria in Colonial South Asia: Uncoupling Disease and Destitution

by Sheila Zurbrigg
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The Grand Illusion: The Misinterpretation of the Nixon Doctrine is a thesis describing the missed points within the philosophy of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger. The author summarizes the foreign policy actions taken during the Nixon presidency, as well as the philosophical reasoning behind the decisions.
The Grand Illusion: The Misinterpretation of the Nixon Doctrine
The Grand Illusion: The Misinterpretation of the Nixon Doctrine is a thesis describing the missed points within the philosophy of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger. The author summarizes the foreign policy actions taken during the Nixon presidency, as well as the philosophical reasoning behind the decisions.
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10.450000 USD

The Grand Illusion: The Misinterpretation of the Nixon Doctrine

by Nathanial Jung
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Marx, Freud, Proust, Einstein, Bernhardt and Kafka. Between the middle of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries a few dozen men and women changed the way we see the world. But many have vanished from our collective memory despite their enduring importance in our daily lives. Without Karl Landsteiner, for instance, ...
Genius and Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947
Marx, Freud, Proust, Einstein, Bernhardt and Kafka. Between the middle of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries a few dozen men and women changed the way we see the world. But many have vanished from our collective memory despite their enduring importance in our daily lives. Without Karl Landsteiner, for instance, there would be no blood transfusions or major surgery. Without Paul Ehrlich no chemotherapy. Without Siegfried Marcus no motor car. Without Rosalind Franklin genetic science would look very different. Without Fritz Haber there would not be enough food to sustain life on earth. These visionaries all have something in common - their Jewish origins and a gift for thinking outside the box. In 1847 the Jewish people made up less than 0.25% of the world's population, and yet they saw what others could not. How?
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37.19 USD

Genius and Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947

by Norman Lebrecht
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For centuries, Rome was one of the world's largest imperial powers, its influence spread across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle-East, its military force successfully fighting off attacks by the Parthians, Germans, Persians and Goths. Then came the definitive split, the Vandal sack of Rome, and the crumbling of the ...
Imperial Tragedy: From Constantine's Empire to the Destruction of Roman Italy AD 363-568
For centuries, Rome was one of the world's largest imperial powers, its influence spread across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle-East, its military force successfully fighting off attacks by the Parthians, Germans, Persians and Goths. Then came the definitive split, the Vandal sack of Rome, and the crumbling of the West from Empire into kingdoms first nominally under Imperial rule and then, one by one, beyond it. Imperial Tragedy tells the story of Rome's gradual collapse. Full of palace intrigue, religious conflicts and military history, as well as details of the shifts in social, religious and political structures, Imperial Tragedy contests the idea that Rome fell due to external invasions. Instead, it focuses on how the choices and conditions of those living within the empire led to its fall. For it was not a single catastrophic moment that broke the Empire but a creeping process; by the time people understood that Rome had fallen, the west of the Empire had long since broken the Imperial yoke.
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46.49 USD

Imperial Tragedy: From Constantine's Empire to the Destruction of Roman Italy AD 363-568

by Professor Michael Kulikowski
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Gruesome Illinois is a collection of true-life stories - most of them rescued from old newspaper accounts published over 100 years ago. Only a few of the events in this book - such as the Monmouth Ax Murders have ever made it into print. Except maybe in musky-old county histories. ...
gruesome
Gruesome Illinois is a collection of true-life stories - most of them rescued from old newspaper accounts published over 100 years ago. Only a few of the events in this book - such as the Monmouth Ax Murders have ever made it into print. Except maybe in musky-old county histories. Even then, they are lucky to rate a paragraph. Read them now, if you dare!
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41.990000 USD

gruesome

by Nick Vulich
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On the face of it, apart from its celebrated collection of medieval buildings, Kings Norton isn't much different from other Birmingham suburbs. But in writing articles about its history - and the people, the places and the stories that the area has generated - the author has found an extraordinary ...
Kings Norton: A Kaleidoscope
On the face of it, apart from its celebrated collection of medieval buildings, Kings Norton isn't much different from other Birmingham suburbs. But in writing articles about its history - and the people, the places and the stories that the area has generated - the author has found an extraordinary range of fascinating anecdotes that has made him realise that it is in fact very special. This is a collection of stories that will entertain and inform readers, even those for whom Kings Norton is merely a name on the map.
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18.50 USD

Kings Norton: A Kaleidoscope

by Michael Kennedy
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The Venerable Bede (c. 673-735) was the leading intellectual figure of the early Anglo-Saxon Church, and his extensive corpus of writings encompassed themes of exegesis, computus (dating of Easter and construction of calendars), history and hagiography. Rather than look at these works in isolation, Mairin MacCarron argues that Bede's work ...
Bede and Time: Computus, Theology and History in the Early Medieval World
The Venerable Bede (c. 673-735) was the leading intellectual figure of the early Anglo-Saxon Church, and his extensive corpus of writings encompassed themes of exegesis, computus (dating of Easter and construction of calendars), history and hagiography. Rather than look at these works in isolation, Mairin MacCarron argues that Bede's work in different genres needs to be read together to be properly understood. This book provides the first integrated analysis of Bede's thought on time, and demonstrates that such a comprehensive examination allows a greater understanding of Bede's writings on time, and illuminates the place of time and chronology in his other works. Bede was an outstanding intellect whose creativity and ingenuity were apparent in various genres of writing. This book argues that in innovatively combining computus, theology and history, Bede transformed his contemporaries' understanding of time and chronology.
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Bede and Time: Computus, Theology and History in the Early Medieval World

by Mairin MacCarron
Hardback
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If you centre a globe on Kiritimati (Christmas Island), all you see around it is a vast expanse of ocean. Islands of various sizes float in view while glimpses of continents encroach on the fringes, but this is a view dominated by water. The immense stretch of the Pacific Ocean ...
Pacific: An Ocean of Wonders
If you centre a globe on Kiritimati (Christmas Island), all you see around it is a vast expanse of ocean. Islands of various sizes float in view while glimpses of continents encroach on the fringes, but this is a view dominated by water. The immense stretch of the Pacific Ocean is inhabited by a diverse array of peoples and cultures bound by a common thread: their relationship with the sea. The rich history of the Pacific is explored through specific objects, each one beautifully illustrated, from the earliest human engagement with the Pacific through to the modern day. With entries covering mapping, trade, whaling, flora and fauna, and the myriad vessels used to traverse the ocean, Pacific builds on recent interest in the voyages of James Cook to tell a broader history. This visually stunning publication highlights the importance of an ocean that covers very nearly a third of the surface of the globe, and which has dramatically shaped the world and people around it.
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55.79 USD

Pacific: An Ocean of Wonders

by Philip Hatfield
Hardback
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From the famed Atlantis to the little-known Rupes Nigra, fantastical islands have long held our fascination. Isolated from ordinary life, they lurk, full of mystery, in unexplored corners of the globe and in far-off seas. At times, however, our fascination has bled into reality, as our willingness to see what ...
Phantom Islands
From the famed Atlantis to the little-known Rupes Nigra, fantastical islands have long held our fascination. Isolated from ordinary life, they lurk, full of mystery, in unexplored corners of the globe and in far-off seas. At times, however, our fascination has bled into reality, as our willingness to see what isn't really there has shown fictional islands appear on maps and charts, with travelogues telling tales of their inhabitants, their natural wonders, or their treasure. Phantom Islands tells the story of 30 such islands. Beginning with their alleged discovery, Dirk Liesemer recreates their fabled landscapes, the voyages attempted to verify their existence and, ultimately, the moments when that existence was at last disproved. Spanning oceans and centuries, these curious tales are a chronicle of the human lust for discovery and wealth. Beautifully illustrated with coloured maps and charts, Phantom Islands shows the cunning of imposters and frauds, the earnestness of explorers searching for knowledge, and the pleasure that can be found in our willingness to deceive and to be deceived.
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Phantom Islands

by Dirk Liesemer
Hardback
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