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Leviathan The History of Whaling in America

Leviathan  The History of Whaling in America Book
Author : Eric Jay Dolin
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2008-07-17
ISBN : 0393066665
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Los Angeles Times Best Non-Fiction Book of 2007 A Boston Globe Best Non-Fiction Book of 2007 Amazon.com Editors pick as one of the 10 best history books of 2007 Winner of the 2007 John Lyman Award for U. S. Maritime History, given by the North American Society for Oceanic History "The best history of American whaling to come along in a generation." —Nathaniel Philbrick The epic history of the "iron men in wooden boats" who built an industrial empire through the pursuit of whales. "To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme," Herman Melville proclaimed, and this absorbing history demonstrates that few things can capture the sheer danger and desperation of men on the deep sea as dramatically as whaling. Eric Jay Dolin begins his vivid narrative with Captain John Smith's botched whaling expedition to the New World in 1614. He then chronicles the rise of a burgeoning industry—from its brutal struggles during the Revolutionary period to its golden age in the mid-1800s when a fleet of more than 700 ships hunted the seas and American whale oil lit the world, to its decline as the twentieth century dawned. This sweeping social and economic history provides rich and often fantastic accounts of the men themselves, who mutinied, murdered, rioted, deserted, drank, scrimshawed, and recorded their experiences in journals and memoirs. Containing a wealth of naturalistic detail on whales, Leviathan is the most original and stirring history of American whaling in many decades.

Egypt

Egypt Book
Author : Robert L. Tignor
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2011-10-02
ISBN : 0691153078
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is a sweeping, colorful, and concise narrative history of Egypt from the beginning of human settlement in the Nile River valley 5000 years ago to the present day. Accessible, authoritative, and richly illustrated, this is an ideal introduction and guide to Egypt's long, brilliant, and complex history for general readers, tourists, and anyone else who wants a better understanding of this vibrant and fascinating country, one that has played a central role in world history for millennia--and that continues to do so today. Respected historian Robert Tignor, who has lived in Egypt at different times over the course of five decades, covers all the major eras of the country's ancient, modern, and recent history. A cradle of civilization, ancient Egypt developed a unique and influential culture that featured a centralized monarchy, sophisticated art and technology, and monumental architecture in the form of pyramids and temples. But the great age of the pharaohs is just the beginning of the story and Egypt: A Short History also gives a rich account of the tumultuous history that followed--from Greek and Roman conquests, the rise of Christianity, Arab-Muslim triumph, and Egypt's incorporation into powerful Islamic empires to Napoleon's 1798 invasion, the country's absorption into the British Empire, and modern, postcolonial Egypt under Nasser, Sadat, and Mubarak. This book provides an indispensable key to Egypt in all its layers--ancient and modern, Greek and Roman, and Christian and Islamic. In a new afterword the author analyzes the recent unrest in Egypt and weighs in on what the country might look like after Mubarak.

An Introduction to Book History

An Introduction to Book History Book
Author : David Finkelstein,Alistair McCleery
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-10-24
ISBN : 0415688051
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This second edition of An Introduction to Book History provides a comprehensive critical introduction to the development of the book and print culture. Each fully revised and updated chapter contains new material and covers recent developments in the field, including: The Postcolonial Book Censorship by states and religions Social History, and the recognition of underrepresentation of its value to book history studies Contemporary publishing Each section begins with a summary of the chapter’s aims and contents, followed by a detailed discussion of the relevant issues, concluding with a summary of the chapter and points to ponder. Sections include: the history of the book orality to Literacy literacy to printing authors, authorship and authority printers, booksellers, publishers, agents readers and reading the future of the book. An Introduction to Book History is an ideal introduction to this exciting field of study, and is designed as a companion text to The Book History Reader.

Damascus

Damascus Book
Author : Ross Burns
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0415271053
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the first book in English to relate the history of Damascus, bringing out the crucial role the city has played at many points in the region's past. Damascus traces the history of this colourful, significant and complex city through its physical development, from the city's emergence in around 7000 BC through the changing cavalcade of Aramaean, Persian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Mongol and French rulers right up to the end of Turkish control in 1918. In Damascus, every layer of the history has built precisely on top of its predecessors for at least three millennia, leaving a detailed archaeological record of one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The book looks particularly at the interplay between the western and eastern influences that have provided Damascus with such a rich past, and how this perfectly encapsulates the forces that have played over the Middle East as a whole from the earliest recorded times to the present. Lavishly illustrated, Damascus: A History is a compelling and unique exploration of a fascinating city.

The War in the West A New History

The War in the West   A New History Book
Author : James Holland
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2015-09-10
ISBN : 1448167027
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the top ten bestselling author of Normandy 44 and Sicily 43 The Second World War is the most cataclysmic and violent sequence of events in recent times. But for the past seven decades, our understanding of it has relied upon conventional wisdom, propaganda and an interpretation skewed by the information available. James Holland has spent over twelve years conducting new research, interviewing survivors, visiting battlefields and archives that have never before been so accessible and challenging too-long-held assumptions about the war that shaped our world. In Germany Ascendant, the first part of this ground-breaking new history, James Holland introduces the war, beginning with the lead-up to its outbreak in 1939 and taking us up to mid-1941 as the Nazis prepared to unleash Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of Russia. To tell the real story, he weaves together the experiences of dozens of individuals, from civilians and soldiers, to sailors, pilots, leading military strategists, industrialists and heads of state, and uncovers the strategy, tactics and events that informed not only the military aspects of the war but also the economic, political, and social aspects too. The War in the West is a truly monumental history of the war on land, in the air, and at sea. In it, James Holland has created a captivating and epic narrative which redefines and enhances our understanding of one of the most significant conflicts in history.

The History of the Book in the West 1914 2000

The History of the Book in the West  1914   2000 Book
Author : Alexis Weedon
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-03-02
ISBN : 1351888161
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This collection brings together published papers on key themes which book historians have identified as of particular significance in the history of twentieth-century publishing. It reprints some of the best comparative perspectives and most insightful and innovatively presented scholarship on publishing and book history from such figures as Philip Altbach, Lewis Coser, James Curran, Elizabeth Long, Laura Miller, Angus Phillips, Janice Radway, Jonathan Rose, Shafquat Towheed, Catherine Turner, Jay Satterfield, Clare Squires, Eva Hemmungs Wirtén. It is arranged into six sections which examine the internationalisation of publishing businesses, changing notions of authorship, innovation in the design and marketing of books, the specific effects of globalisation on creative property and the book in a multimedia marketplace. Twentieth-century book history attracts an audience beyond the traditional disciplines of librarianship, bibliography, history and literary studies. It will appeal to publishing educators, editors, publishers, booksellers, as well as academics with an interest in media and popular culture.

A Text book of the History of Sculpture

A Text book of the History of Sculpture Book
Author : Allan Marquand
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The History of the Origins of Christianity Book II The Apostles

The History of the Origins of Christianity Book II The Apostles Book
Author : Jospeh Ernest Renan
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2021-12-05
ISBN : 1988297702
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The History of the Origins of Christianity Book II The Apostles book written by Jospeh Ernest Renan, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Conduct Books and the History of the Ideal Woman

Conduct Books and the History of the Ideal Woman Book
Author : Tabitha Kenlon
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-03-31
ISBN : 1785273159
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The longest-running war is the battle over how women should behave. "Conduct Books and the History of the Ideal Woman" examines six centuries of advice literature, analyzing the print origins of gendered expectations that continue to inform our thinking about women's roles and abilities. Close readings of numerous conduct manuals from Britain and America, written by men and women, explain and contextualize the legacy of sexism as represented in prescriptive writing for women from 1372 to the present. While existing period-specific studies of conduct manuals consider advice literature within the society that wrote and read them, "Conduct Books and the History of the Ideal Woman" provides the only analysis of both the volumes themselves and the larger debates taking place within their pages across the centuries. Combining textual literary analysis with a social history sensibility while remaining accessible to expert and novice, this book will help readers understand the on-going debate about the often-contradictory guidelines for female behavior.

A Source Book for Mediaeval History Selected Documents illustrating the History of Europe in the Middle Age

A Source Book for Mediaeval History   Selected Documents illustrating the History of Europe in the Middle Age Book
Author : Oliver J. Thatcher,Edgar Holmes McNeal
Publisher : CHARLES SCRIBNER’S SONS
Release : 1968
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Source Book for Mediaeval History : Selected Documents illustrating the History of Europe in the Middle Age It will be observed that we have made use chiefly of documents, quoting from chronicles only when it seemed absolutely necessary. An exception to this general principle is found in section I, where a larger use of chronicles was rendered necessary by the lack of documentary sources for much of the period covered; but it is perhaps unnecessary to apologize for presenting selections from the important histories of Tacitus, Gregory, Einhard, and Widukind. In the matter of form (translation, omissions, arrangements, notes, etc.), we were guided by considerations of the purpose of the book. The style of most of the documents in the original is involved, obscure, bombastic, and repetitious. A faithful rendition into English would often be quite unintelligible. We have endeavored to make a clear and readable translation, but always to give the correct meaning. If we have failed in the latter it is not for want of constant effort. We have not hesitated to omit phrases and clauses, often of a parenthetical nature, the presence of which in the translation would only render the passage obscure and obstruct the thought. As a rule we have given the full text of the body of the document, but we have generally omitted the first and last paragraphs, the former containing usually titles and pious generalities, and the latter being composed of lists of witnesses, etc. We have given a sufficient number of the documents in full to illustrate these features of mediæval diplomatics. All but the most trivial omissions in the text (which are matters rather of form of translation) are indicated thus: ... Insertions in the text to explain the meaning of phrases are inclosed in brackets [ ]. Quotations from the Bible are regularly given in the words of the Authorized Version, but where the Latin (taken from the Vulgate) differs in any essential manner, we have sometimes translated the passage literally. Within each section the documents are arranged in chronological order, except in a few cases where the topical arrangement seemed necessary. We believe that the explanatory notes in the form of introductions and foot-notes will be found of service; they are by no means exhaustive, but are intended to explain the setting and importance of the document and the difficult or obscure passages it may contain. The reference to the work or the collection in which the original is found is given after the title of practically every document; the meaning of the references will be plain from the accompanying bibliography. The original of nearly all the documents is in Latin; some few are in Greek, Old French, or German, and in such cases the language of the original is indicated. It is impossible, of course, to give explicit directions as to the use of the book, other than the very obvious methods of requiring the student to read and analyze the documents assigned in connection with the lesson in the text-book, and of making clear to him the relation of the document to the event. It may be possible also for the teacher to give the student some notion of the meaning of "historical method"; e.g., the necessity of making allowance for the ignorance or the bias of the author in chronicles, or the way in which a knowledge of institutions is deduced from incidental references in documents. Suggestions of both sorts will be found in the introduction and notes. The teacher should insist on the use of such helps as are found in the book: notes, cross-references, glossary, etc. Groups of documents can be used to advantage in topical work: assigned topics worked up from authorities can be illustrated by documents selected from the book; e.g., imperial elections, papal elections, the Normans in Sicily, history of the Austrian dominions, Germans and Slavs on the eastern frontier, relations of the emperors and the popes before the investiture strife, etc.

The Coals of Newcastle

The Coals of Newcastle Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The History of British India

The History of British India Book
Author : James Mill
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1858
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza Book
Author : Jesse Harasta,Charles River Editors
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2013-10-11
ISBN : 9781492955856
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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*Includes pictures of Chichen Itza's ruins and art. *Explains the history of the site and the theories about its purpose and abandonment. *Describes the layout of Chichen Itza, its important structures, and the theories about the buildings' uses. *Includes a bibliography for further reading. Many ancient civilizations have influenced and inspired people in the 21st century, like the Greeks and the Romans, but of all the world's civilizations, none have intrigued people more than the Mayans, whose culture, astronomy, language, and mysterious disappearance all continue to captivate people. At the heart of the fascination is the most visited and the most spectacular of Late Classic Maya cities: Chichen Itza. Chichen Itza was inhabited for hundreds of years and was a very influential center in the later years of Maya civilization. At its height, Chichen Itza may have had over 30,000 inhabitants, and with a spectacular pyramid, enormous ball court, observatory and several temples, the builders of this city exceeded even those at Uxmal in developing the use of columns and exterior relief decoration. Of particular interest at Chichen Itza is the sacred cenote, a sinkhole was a focus for Maya rituals around water. Because adequate supplies of water, which rarely collected on the surface of the limestone based Yucatan, were essential for adequate agricultural production, the Maya here considered it of primary importance. Underwater archaeology carried out in the cenote at Chichen Itza revealed that offerings to the Maya rain deity Chaac (which may have included people) were tossed into the sinkhole. Although Chichen Itza was around for hundreds of years, it had a relatively short period of dominance in the region, lasting from about 800-950 A.D. Today, tourists are taken by guides to a building called the Nunnery for no good reason other than the small rooms reminded the Spaniards of a nunnery back home. Similarly the great pyramid at Chichen Itza is designated El Castillo (“The Castle”), which it almost certainly was not, while the observatory is called El Caracol (“The Snail”) for its spiral staircase. Of course, the actual names for these places were lost as the great Maya cities began to lose their populations, one by one. Chichen Itza was partially abandoned in 948, and the culture of the Maya survived in a disorganized way until it was revived at Mayapán around 1200. Why Maya cities were abandoned and left to be overgrown by the jungle is a puzzle that intrigues people around the world today, especially those who have a penchant for speculating on lost civilizations. Chichen Itza: The History and Mystery of the Maya's Most Famous City comprehensively covers the history of the city, as well as the speculation surrounding the purpose of Chichen Itza and the debate over the buildings. Along with pictures and a bibliography, you will learn about the Maya's most famous city like you never have before, in no time at all.

The True Indian History Pack Set of 3 Books That Challenge Our Knowledge of Indian History The Indian Struggle Brainwashed republic Gandhi and Anarchy

The True Indian History Pack  Set of 3 Books That Challenge Our Knowledge of Indian History  The Indian Struggle  Brainwashed republic  Gandhi and Anarchy Book
Author : Neeraj Atri,Subhas chandra bose,Sir C. Sankaran Nair
Publisher : Abhishek Publications
Release : 2021-12-05
ISBN : 8182475724
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This set is a collection of three amazing books that challenge the way history is taught and communicated in India. Indian Struggle : this book including of the following Introduction and chapters: 1.the background of Indian polity 2.landmarks in British rule in India 3.the new awakening in India 4.organisation parties and personalities chapters: 1.the clouds gather 1920 2.the storm breaks 1921 3.the anti climax 1922 4.the swarajist revolt 1923. 5.deshbandhu C.R.Das in power 1924-25 6.the slump 1925-27 7.in Burmese prisons 1925-27 8. the barometer rises 1927-28 9.signs of coming upheaval 1929 10.stormy 1930. 11.the Gandhi Irwin pact in Europe 1931 12.Mahatma Gandhi in Europe 1931 13.The Fight Resumed 1932 14.Defeat and surrender 1933-34 15.the white paper and the communal award 16.a glimpse of the future Brainwashed Republic : The education system of India has been thoroughly compromised. It is being systematically used to create a historical grand narrative, which is ethically and factually incorrect. Sophisticated propaganda techniques are employed to create this artifice. This book is an effort to highlight this academic fraud. It is a result of research spread over more than 6 years. Facts are the guiding lights for the books and not any ideology. Gandhi and anarchy: the struggle for Indian home rule which was started with the inauguration of the Indian National Congress has many difficulties to encounter, has strong and powerful opponents and has received many checks. But its strongest opponent is Mr. Gandhi and perhaps the most severe check it has received is the adoption by the national congress at his instance in Calcutta and Nagpur of the so called Non-Violent Non-co-operation.

A Class Book of Biblical History and Geography

A Class Book of Biblical History and Geography Book
Author : Henry S. Osborn
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2018-05-23
ISBN : 3732690229
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reproduction of the original: A Class-Book of Biblical History and Geography by Henry S. Osborn

Liberty for All

Liberty for All  Book
Author : Joy Hakim
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2002-09
ISBN : 9780195153279
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Chronicles the history of the United States from the time of the Missouri Compromise, when Maine and Missouri became states, until Abraham Lincoln's election to the presidency.

A History of Egypt

A History of Egypt Book
Author : Jason Thompson
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2009
ISBN : 030747352X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Guides readers through the sometimes labyrinthine corridors of Egypt's past, from the mysterious predynastic kingdoms to the post-modern nation-state of the twenty-first century.

A History Lover s Guide to New York City

A History Lover s Guide to New York City Book
Author : Alison Fortier
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2016
ISBN : 1467119032
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New York is a city of superlatives. It has the largest population, greatest wealth, broadest diversity and most elegant museums in the nation. With that comes an amazing history. This tour of the Big Apple goes beyond the traditional guidebook to offer visitors and residents alike a chance to walk back in time along the streets of Manhattan. George Washington took his first oath of office on the steps of Federal Hall. Visitors can still dine at the famed Fraunces Tavern and worship at historic St. Paul's Chapel. From the Brooklyn Bridge to stunning skyscrapers, the city celebrates its own history and that of the nation. Join author Alison Fortier as she traces the history and heritage of America's largest metropolis.

Russia and the Russians

Russia and the Russians Book
Author : Geoffrey A. Hosking,Emeritus Professor of Russian History Geoffrey Hosking
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780674004733
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Chronicles the history of the Russian Empire from the Mongol Invasion, through the Bolshevik Revolution, to the aftereffects of the Cold War.