Описание: Portrays the Islanders` day-to-day Occupation experiences, whilst exploring - and often refuting - what are becoming received ideas of a mostly `shameful` wartime past. This work discusses various aspects including: collaboration; resistance; starvation; the fate of missing forced workers; and more.
Автор: J. G. A. Pocock Название: The Discovery of Islands ISBN: 0521850959 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521850957 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 6672 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Discovery of Islands consists of a series of linked essays in British history, written by one of the world’s leading historians of political thought and published over the past three decades. Its purpose is to present British history as that of several nations interacting with - and sometimes seceding from - an imperial state. The commentary presents this history as that of an archipelago, expanding across oceans to the Antipodes. Both New Zealand history and the author's New Zealand heritage inform this vision, presenting British history as oceanic and global, complementing (and occasionally criticising) the presentation of that history as European. Professor Pocock‘s interpretation of British history has been hugely influential in recent years, making The Discovery of Islands a resource of immense value for historians of Britain and the world.
Описание: Fifty generations ago the cultural empire of the Celts stretched from the Black Sea to Ireland and the Highlands of Scotland. In six hundred years, the Celts had produced some of the finest artistic and scientific masterpieces of the ancient world. In 58 BC, Julius Caesar marched over the Alps, bringing slavery and genocide to western Europe. Within eight years the Celts of what is now France were utterly annihilated, and in another hundred years the Romans had overrun Britain. It is astonishing how little remains of this great civilization.
While planning a bicycling trip along the Heraklean Way, the ancient route from Portugal to the Alps, Graham Robb discovered a door to that forgotten world a beautiful and precise pattern of towns and holy places based on astronomical and geometrical measurements: this was the three-dimensional Middle Earth of the Celts. As coordinates and coincidences revealed themselves across the continent, a map of the Celtic world emerged as a miraculously preserved archival document.
Robb one of the more unusual and appealing historians currently striding the planet (New York Times) here reveals the ancient secrets of the Celts, demonstrates the lasting influence of Druid science, and recharts the exploration of the world and the spread of Christianity. A pioneering history grounded in a real-life historical treasure hunt, The Discovery of Middle Earth offers nothing less than an entirely new understanding of the birth of modern Europe.
Описание: Drawing on recently declassified government files, private papers and interviews, this book argues that through a combination of preventative diplomacy and robust defence planning, the Labour government of 1974-79 succeeded in maintaining peace, avoiding the fate of its Tory successors.
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