Описание: In the spring of 1945, as the Allied victory in Europe was approaching, the shape of the postwar world hinged on the personal politics and flawed personalities of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. This book captures this moment and shows how FDR crafted a winning coalition by overcoming the different habits and experiences of the three leaders.
Описание: "Maxtone-Graham`s take on the Titanic will be catnip to the ship`s dedicated buffs."-Publishers Weekly
Автор: Edited by Philip L. Reynolds Название: To Have and to Hold ISBN: 0521867363 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521867368 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 12873 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This volume analyzes how, why, and when pre-modern Europeans documented their marriages - through property deeds, marital settlements, dotal charters, church court depositions, wedding liturgies, and other indicia of marital consent. The authors consider both the function of documentation in the process of marrying and what the surviving documents say about pre-modern marriage and how people in the day understood it. Drawing on archival evidence from classical Rome, medieval France, England, Iceland, and Ireland, and Renaissance Florence, Douai, and Geneva, the volume provides a rich interdisciplinary analysis of the range of marital customs, laws, and practices in Western Christendom. The chapters include freshly translated specimen documents that bring the reader closer to the actual practice of marrying than the normative literature of pre-modern theology and canon law.
Описание: During the late 1960s, throughout the 1970s, and into the 1980s, New York City poets and musicians played together, published each other, and inspired one another to create groundbreaking art. In "Do You Have a Band?", Daniel Kane reads deeply across poetry and punk music to capture this compelling exchange and its challenge.
Описание: Presents an overview of Japan`s economic malaise and the steps it must take to compete globally. This book gives investors detailed insight on the real condition of Japan`s economy. It offers a ground-level look at why its problems continue and what it can do to change course.
Автор: Griffiths Название: Lost Londons ISBN: 0521174112 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521174114 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 4929 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A major study of the transformation of early modern London. By focusing on policing, prosecution, and the language and perceptions of the authorities and the underclasses, Paul Griffiths explores the swift growth of London and the changes to its cultures, communities, and environments. Through a series of thematic chapters he maps problem areas and people; reconstructs the atmosphere of the streets; and traces the development of policing in the city. The book provided the first full study of petty crime before 1660, analysing worlds and words of crime, criminal rings and cultures, and tracking changing meanings of crime to reveal alternative emphases on environmental crimes and crimes committed by women. It also examines the key roles of Bridewell prison, hospitals, medical provision, and penal practices, shedding light on investigation, detection, surveillance, and public prosecution. Viewed through this fascinating account, the city will never look the same again.
Автор: Steedman, Carolyn Название: Labours lost ISBN: 0521736234 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521736237 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 5477 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This is a unique account of the hidden history of servants and their employers in late eighteenth-century England and of how servants thought about and articulated their resentments. It is a book which encompasses state formation and the maidservant pounding away at dirty nappies in the back kitchen; taxes on the servant’s labour and the knives he cleaned, the water he fetched, and the privy he shovelled out. Carolyn Steedman shows how deeply entwined all of these entities, objects and people were in the imagination of those doing the shovelling and pounding and in the political philosophies that attempted to make sense of it all. Rather than fitting domestic service into conventional narratives of `industrial revolution’ or `the making of the English working class’ she offers instead a profound re-reading of this formative period in English social history which restores the servants’ lost labours to their rightful place.
Описание: The American Midwest is an orphan among regions. In comparison to the South, the far West, and New England, its history has been sadly neglected. To spark more attention to their region, midwestern historians will need to explain the Midwest’s crucial roles in the development of the entire country: it helped spark the American Revolution and stabilised the young American republic by strengthening its economy and endowing it with an agricultural heartland; it played a critical role in the Union victory in the Civil War; it extended the republican institutions created by the American founders, and then its settler populism made those institutions more democratic; it weakened and decentred the cultural dominance of the urban East; and its bustling land markets deepened Americans’ embrace of capitalist institutions and attitudes. In addition to outlining the centrality of the Midwest to crucial moments in American history, Jon K. Lauck resurrects the long-forgotten stories of the institutions founded by an earlier generation of midwestern historians, from state historical societies to the Mississippi Valley Historical Association. Their strong commitment to local and regional communities rooted their work in place and gave it an audience outside the academy. He also explores the works of these scholars, showing that they researched a broad range of themes and topics, often pioneering fields that remain vital today. The Lost Region demonstrates the importance of the Midwest, the depth of historical work once written about the region, the continuing insights that can be gleaned from this body of knowledge, and the lessons that can be learned from some of its prominent historians, all with the intent of once again finding the forgotten centre of the nation and developing a robust historiography of the Midwest.
Автор: Flint Richard Название: Great Cruelties Have Been Reported ISBN: 0826353266 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780826353269 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 9663 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Only two years after Coronado’s expedition to what is now New Mexico, Spanish officials conducted an inquiry into the effects of the expedition on the native people Coronado encountered. The documents that record that investigation are at the heart of this book. These depositions are as fresh as today’s news. Published both in the original Spanish and in English translation, they provide an unparalleled wealth of information about the Indians’ responses to the Europeans and the attitudes of the Europeans toward the native peoples.
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