Russian`s Oil Barons and Metal Magnates, Fortescue
Автор: Honneland Geir Название: Borderland Russians ISBN: 113729731X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781137297310 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 2804 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Geir Honneland discusses some of the big questions in social science: What is identity? What is the role of identity and narrative in the study of international relations? The location is the Kola Peninsula, the most heavily militarized area of the world during the Cold War, now set to become Europe`s next big oil playground.
In the 1290s a new guild-based Florentine government placed a group of noble families under severe legal restraints, on the grounds that they were both the most powerful and the most violent and disruptive element in the city. In this colorful portrayal of civic life in medieval Florence, Carol Lansing explores the patrilineal structure and function of these urban families, known as "magnates." She shows how they emerged as a class defined not by specific economic interests but by a distinctive culture. During the earlier period of weaker civic institutions, these families built their power by sharing among themselves crucial resources--forts, political alliances, ecclesiastical rights. Lansing examines this activity as well as the responses patrilineal strategies drew from women, who were excluded from inheritance and full lineage membership. In looking at the elements of this culture, which emphasized private military force, knighthood, and faction, Lansing argues that the magnates' tendency toward violence derived from a patrician youth culture and from the instability inherent in the exaggerated use of patrilineal ties. In describing the political changes of the 1290s, she shows how some families eventually dropped the most stringent aspects of patrilineage and exerted their influence through institutions and patronage networks.
Originally published in 1991.
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Описание: This book concerns the Pennsylvania state leagues of the 1880s and 1890s, some of the most interesting minor leagues in the history of baseball. The rules were changing, the world around baseball, particularly the economy, was changing and things that would seem impossible today, or from 1903 to the 1950s, were happening every year. These leagues had not only black players but also wholly black teams. They had great major leaguers--on their way up but also on the way back down. In fact, the greatest player of the age, surrounded by what would have been a major league all-star team only a few years before, played in a Pennsylvania minor league for almost a full season. The play was exciting, the players were exciting and the owners, managers and league politics were often more interesting than the games.
Автор: Josephson Matthew Название: Robber Barons ISBN: 1412811252 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781412811255 Издательство: Sage Publications Цена: 3890 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Pitches Jonathan Название: Russians in Britain ISBN: 0415591007 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415591003 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 2402 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
From Komisarjevsky in the 1920s, to Cheek by Jowl s Russian sister company almost a century later, Russian actor training has had a unique influence on modern British theatre. Russians in Britain, edited by Jonathan Pitches, is the first work of its type to identify a relationship between both countries theatrical traditions as continuous as it is complex.
Unravelling new strands of transmission and translation linking the great Russian emigre practitioners to the second and third generation artists who responded to their ideas, Russians in Britain takes in:
Komisarjevsky and the British theatre establishment.
Stanislavsky in the British conservatoire.
Meyerhold in the academy.
Michael Chekhov in the private studio.
Littlewood s Theatre Workshop and the Northern Stage Ensemble.
Katie Mitchell, Declan Donnellan and Michael Boyd.
Charting a hitherto untold story with historical and contemporary implications, these nine essays present a compelling alternative history of theatrical practice in the UK.
Автор: Slobin, Condee, Clark, Slobin & Название: Russians Abroad ISBN: 1618112147 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781618112149 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 10213 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book presents an array of perspectives on the vivid cultural and literary politics that marked the period immediately after the October Revolution of 1917, when Russian writers had to relocate to Berlin and Paris under harsh conditions. Divided amongst themselves and uncertain about the political and artistic directions of life in the diaspora, these writers carried on two simultaneous literary dialogues: with the emerging Soviet Union and with the dizzying world of European modernism that surrounded them in the West. Chapters address generational differences, literary polemics and experimentation, the heritage of pre-October Russian modernism, and the fate of individual writers and critics, offering a sweeping view of how exiles created a literary diaspora.
Автор: Klier Название: Russians, Jews, and the Pogroms of 1881–1882 ISBN: 0521895480 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521895484 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 9680 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Anti-Jewish pogroms rocked the Russian Empire in 1881–2, plunging both the Jewish community and the imperial authorities into crisis. Focusing on a wide range of responses to the pogroms, this book offers the most comprehensive, balanced, and complex study of the crisis to date. It presents a nuanced account of the diversity of Jewish political reactions and introduces a wealth of new sources covering Russian and other non-Jewish reactions to these events. Seeking to answer the question of what caused the pogroms' outbreak and spread, the book provides a fuller picture of how officials at every level responded to the national emergency and irrevocably lays to rest the myth that the authorities instigated or tolerated the pogroms. This is essential reading not only for Russian and Jewish historians but also for those interested in the study of ethnic violence more generally.
Описание: This book, with theoretical and practical analyses of comparative political systems of Eastern countries (Asia and Africa), their political process and political cultures, describes and analyses the influence of political culture on political process in the Eastern world. It gives readers an opportunity to make a comparative appraisal of maturity of civil society in these countries as well as their specifics in political interactions and internal political competition seen through the eyes of a group of distinguished Russian researchers. The book concentrates also on specifics of political-economic and political modernization in the East, and assesses the prospects of an emergence of a Western as well as a non-Western democracy in the framework of Eastern political transformations. It also explains why the one-dimensional spread of democracy -- completely negating or neglecting regional political-cultural specifics -- may lead to war among civilizations instead of the formation of a more just and fair system of democratic governance.
Описание: This is a biography of the American who became the richest man in Mexico.
Автор: Brickman Название: Lawyer Barons ISBN: 0521189497 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521189491 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2497 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book is a broad and deep inquiry into how contingency fees distort our civil justice system, influence our political system and endanger democratic governance. Contingency fees are the way personal injury lawyers finance access to the courts for those wrongfully injured. Although the public senses that lawyers manipulate the justice system to serve their own ends, few are aware of the high costs that come with contingency fees. This book sets out to change that, providing a window into the seamy underworld of contingency fees that the bar and the courts not only tolerate but even protect and nurture. Contrary to a broad academic consensus, the book argues that the financial incentives for lawyers to litigate are so inordinately high that they perversely impact our civil justice system and impose other unconscionable costs. It thus presents the intellectual architecture that underpins all tort reform efforts.
Описание: This title details the lives and professional careers of yesterday`s barons of finance, from the 1800s to the early 1900s. These true stories offer an in-depth look at the personalities of some of the greatest players in American finance
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