Schlagwort: History

Churchill and the Anglo-American Special Relationship (Cold War History)

This book examines Winston Churchill’s role in the creation and development of the Anglo–American special relationship.Drawing together world leading and emergent scholars, this volume offers a critical celebration of Churchill’s contribution to establishing the Anglo–American special relationship. Marking the seventieth anniversary of Churchill’s pronouncement in 1946 of that special relationship in his famous Iron Curtain…

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The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

"The golden book of spirit and sense, the holy writ of beauty." — Oscar WildePublished to equal parts scandal and acclaim in 1873, The Renaissance inspired a generation of Oxford undergraduates, who adapted its credo of "arts for art's sake" for their Aesthetic Movement. Combining the skepticism of empirical philosophy, the materialism of 19th-century science,…

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Agenda for a Free Society: Essays on Hayek's The Constitution of Liberty: Volume 2 (Routledge Library Editions: The History of Economic Thought)

In this book, first published in 1961, under the general editorship of Arthur Seldon of the Institute of Economic Affairs, ten eminent writers, economists, philosophers, and a legal authority have set down their views on the principles and policies of a free society in a rapidly changing world. Each has developed his theme from the…

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Cold Steel: The Art of Fencing with the Sabre (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)

A pioneer of modern fencing, Alfred Hutton was the first president of the Amateur Fencing Association and a father of modern research into the Western combat arts. In addition to his lectures about ancient weapons and his demonstrations of their use, Hutton created this 1889 classic, a continuing source of instruction and enlightenment to modern…

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The History and Traditions of Mallerstang Forest and Pendragon Castle (English Edition)

A historical narrative about the conduct of life in a remote Westmorland dale from early origins to the Victorian period. Originally published in 1883 and now fully republished and typeset in an accurate digital edition. Mehr auf Amazon: The History and Traditions of Mallerstang Forest and Pendragon Castle (English Edition) Verwandte Themen Scotty's Castle (Images…

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Cinema by Design: Art Nouveau, Modernism, and Film History (Film and Culture Series)

Art Nouveau thrived from the late 1890s through the First World War. The international design movement reveled in curvilinear forms and both playful and macabre visions and had a deep impact on cinematic art direction, costuming, gender representation, genre, and theme. Though historians have long dismissed Art Nouveau as a decadentstatic cultural mode, its tremendous…

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Fault Lines of History: Fault Lines of History (Zubaan Series on Sexual Violence and Impunity in South Asia) (English Edition)

" The Sexual Violence and Impunity in South Asia research project (coordinated by Zubaan and supported by the International Development Research Centre) brings together, for the first time in the region, a vast body of knowledge on this important – yet silenced – subject. Six country volumes (one each on Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka,…

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How Mormons Became a Racial Category: interview with Dr. Paul Reeve, U of Utah (Black Mormon History Book 3) (English Edition)

In today’s world, Mormonism is seen as a predominantly white church, but in Joseph Smith’s day, it was perceived as just the opposite. Mormons were considered so different back then that many scientists and doctors thought a new race was coming from the Great Basin Kingdom. How did outsiders get such strange ideas? Dr. Paul…

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Sisterhood of the Squared Circle: The History and Rise of Women's Wrestling

Documenting the rise of women’s wrestling from sideshow to WWE main event Sisterhood of the Squared Circle presents the fascinating history of women’s wrestling, from the carnival circuit of the late 1800s to today’s hugely popular matches. With more than 100 wrestler profiles, find out how backstage politics, real-life grudges, and incredible personalities shaped the…

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Metaphors of Depth in German Musical Thought (New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism)

What does it mean to say that music is deeply moving? Or that music's aesthetic value derives from its deep structure? This study traces the widely employed trope of musical depth to its origins in German-language music criticism and analysis. From the Romantic aesthetics of E. T. A. Hoffmann to the modernist theories of Arnold…

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History of the Russian Revolution

'The greatest history of an event I know' – C.L.R. James Regarded by many as among the most powerful works of history ever written, The History of the Russian Revolution offers an unparalleled account of one of the most pivotal and hotly debated events in world history. This book presents, from the perspective of one…

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The History Of The Peloponnesian War (JKL): FREE The Iliad Of Homer By Alexander Pope (JKL Classics – Active TOC, Active Footnotes ,Illustrated) (English Edition)

'The History Of The Peloponnesian War' by Thucydides eBook Report: This eBook of 'The History Of The Peloponnesian War' by Thucydides has been tested on below parameters across ALL devices (including Kindle, Android, iBook, Cloud Readers etc.). It works 100% perfectly as required. SUCCESSFUL TESTS RESULTS ACROSS ALL DEVICES: 1) Active Footnotes & Endnotes with…

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Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop (English Edition)

Songs that sell the most copies become hits, but some of those hits transcend commercial value, touching a generation of listeners and altering the direction of music. In Anatomy of a Song, writer and music historian Marc Myers tells the stories behind fifty rock, pop, R&B, country and reggae hits through intimate interviews with the…

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Wrestling History Revisited: Rewriting The Events That Shaped The Wrestling Business (English Edition)

Professional wrestling has a long and storied history that has been shaped by events that, had they played out differently, would have led to a vastly different wrestling business than the one that exists today. The choices made along the way haven't always been the right ones, but for better or worse, they've been directly…

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Mythology: Greek Gods: Myths, Legends and Ancient History

Explore the rich mythology of ancient Greece! Have you always wondered why so many people are fascinated with the Greek gods? Would you like to know more about these remarkable stories? Do you want to be able to share these tales with your friends – and understand others' references to them? If so, then this…

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The U.S. Forest Service: An Overview – History, Fast Facts and Key Points, Forestry Mission, Wildfires, Forests, and Communities, The National Fire Plan and Fire Management Programs (English Edition)

This excellent report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. This report is about the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – who we are, what we do, and what we might be in the future. As the primary forestry agency of the United States, the Forest Service leads our Nation…

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A Brief History Of Time: From Big Bang To Black Holes

Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving…

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An Enquiry into the Nature and Effects of the Paper Credit of Great Britain: Volume 9 (Routledge Library Editions: The History of Economic Thought)

This book, first edited with an introduction by F. A. v. Hayek in 1939, explores some of the popular errors which related to the suspension of the cash payments of the Bank of England, and to the influence of our paper currency on the price of provisions. The introduction provides an interesting overview of the…

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Rome's Most Notorious Defeats: The History and Legacy of the Battle of Cannae and the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest

Although the Romans gained the upper hand over Carthage in the wake of the First Punic War, the legendary Carthaginian general Hannibal brought the Romans to their knees for over a decade during the Second Punic War. While military historians are still amazed that he was able to maintain his army in Italy near Rome…

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The Habsburgs: The History of a Dynasty (Dynasties)

The Habsburgs rank among the most celebrated ruling dynasties in history. At one point, their territories stretched not only across Europe but across the globe, into Asia, Africa and the Americas. By virtue of their long pre-eminence, the family made an indelible mark on European affairs, shaping the course of international politics and diplomacy, and…

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The History of Jazz, Second Edition

Ted Gioia's History of Jazz has been universally hailed as a classic – acclaimed by jazz critics and fans around the world. Now Gioia brings his magnificent work completely up-to-date, drawing on the latest research and revisiting virtually every aspect of the music, past and present. Gioia tells the story of jazz as it had…

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China: China Travel Guide: 101 Coolest Things to Do in China (Shanghai Travel Guide, Beijing Travel Guide, Backpacking China, Budget Travel China, Chinese History) (English Edition)

Congratulations! You've Found the Ultimate Guide to China Travel!This China Guide is now available to download to Kindle, Android Phone, iPhones, iPads, and other tablet devices. So what are you waiting for?!You are super lucky to be going to China, and this guide will let you know all of the coolest things to do, see,…

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The Bermuda Triangle: The History and Mysteries of the Devil's Triangle

Most scientists believe that mankind was originally spawned in the salty waters of the seas, and that over millennia creatures managed to evolve into today's primates. If this is so, the oceans have made it abundantly clear that have no desire to take their offspring safely back; from the time of the earliest sailing ships,…

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A Short History of Irish Traditional Music (Short Histories)

The history of Irish traditional music, song and dance from the mythological harp of the Dagda right up to Riverdance and beyond. Exploring an abundant spectrum of historical sources, music and folklore, this guide uncovers the contribution of the Normans to Irish dancing, the role of the music maker in Penal Ireland, as well as…

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