Автор: Mainz Название: Days of Glory? ISBN: 1137542934 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781137542939 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 9223 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book examines a range of visual images of military recruitment to explore changing notions of glory, or of gloire, during the French Revolution. It raises questions about how this event re-orientated notions of ‘citizenship’ and of service to ‘la Patrie’. The opening lines of the Marseillaise are grandly declamatory: Allons enfants de la Patrie/le jour de gloire est arriv?! or, in English: Arise, children of the Homeland/The day of glory has arrived! What do these words mean in their later eighteenth-century French context? What was gloire and how was it changed by the revolutionary process? This military song, later adopted as the national anthem, represents a deceptively unifying moment of collective engagement in the making of the modern French nation. Valerie Mainz questions this through a close study of visual imagery dealing with the issue of military recruitment. From neoclassical painting to popular prints, such images typically dealt with the shift from civilian to soldier, focusing on how men, and not women, were called to serve the Homeland.
Автор: Baer, Marc David Название: Honored by the Glory of Islam ISBN: 0195331753 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195331752 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 8184 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Marc David Baer offers a new theoretical understanding of religious conversion grounded in a significant historical example - the reign of the sultan Mehmed IV (1648-87). As an expression of his turn to piety, Mehmed IV actively sought to establish his reputation as a convert-maker, convincing or coercing Christian and Jewish subjects of the Empire to be "honored by the glory of Islam". In addition, Mehmed IV and his inner circle expressed their own 'conversion' to piety and their dedication to converting others, Islamizing not only individual souls but also geographical space. Mehmed IV is remembered as an ineffectual ruler whose incompetence ultimately led to the catastrophic siege of Vienna, and Baer sheds new light on this disastrous reign by bringing to the fore the sultan's zeal for conversion.
Автор: Gaines, James R. Название: For liberty and glory ISBN: 0393061388 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780393061383 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 2375 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: On 18 April 1775, a riot over the price of flour broke out in Dijon. That night, across the Atlantic, Paul Revere mounted the fastest horse he could find and kicked it into a gallop. So began what have been called the "sister revolutions" of France and America. This book tells the story of the revolutions, showing how intertwined they were.
Описание: One of the most important public figures in antebellum America, Winfield Scott is known today more for his swagger than his sword. ""Old Fuss-and-Feathers"" was a brilliant military commander whose tactics and strategy were innovative adaptations from European military theory; yet he was often under appreciated by his contemporaries and until recently overlooked by historians. While John Eisenhower's Agent of Destiny provides a solid summary of Scott's remarkable life, Timothy D. Johnson's much deeper critical exploration of this flawed genius should become the standard work. Thoroughly grounded in an essential understanding of nineteenth-century military professionalism, it draws extensively on unpublished sources in order to reveal neglected aspects of Scott's life, present a more complete view of his career, and accurately balance criticism and praise. Johnson dramatically relates the key features of Scott's career: how he led troops to victory in the War of 1812 and the Mexican War, fought against the Seminoles and Creeks, and was instrumental in professionalizing the U.S. Army, which he commanded for two decades. He also tells how Scott tried to introduce French methods into army tactical manuals, and how he applied his study of the Napoleonic Wars during the Mexico City Campaign but found European strategy of little use against Indians. Johnson further suggests that Scott's creation of an officer corps that boasted Grant, Lee, McClellan and other veterans of the Mexican War raises important questions about his influence on Civil War generalship. More than a military history, this book tells how Scott's aristocratic pretensions placed him at odds with emerging notions of equality in Jacksonian America and made him an unappealing politician in his bid for the presidency. Johnson not only recounts the facets of Scott's personality that alienated nearly everyone who knew him but also reveals the unsavory methods he used to promote his career and the scandalous ways he attempted to relieve his lifelong financial troubles. Although his legendary vanity has tarnished his place among American military leaders, Scott is shown to have possessed great talent and courage. Johnson's biography offers the most balanced portrait available of Scott by never losing sight of the whole man.
Автор: Morrissey, Robert, Название: The economy of glory : ISBN: 0226924580 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780226924588 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 5148 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Presents a literary and cultural history of glory and its development in France and explores the "economy of glory" Napoleon sought to implement in an attempt to heal the divide between the Old Regime and the Revolution.
Автор: Hargittai Istvaan, Hargittai Istvn Название: Buried Glory: Portraits of Soviet Scientists ISBN: 0199985596 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199985593 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 5081 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A chronicle of the lives of twelve notable and celebrated Soviet scientists from the Cold War era, a time of great scientific achievement in the USSR.
The National Football League has long reigned as America s favorite professional sports league. In its early days, however, it was anything but a dominant sports industry, barely surviving World War II. Its rise began after the war, and the 1950s was a pivotal decade for the league. "Run to Glory and Profits" tells the economic story of how in one decade the NFL transformed from having a modest following in the Northeast to surpassing baseball as this country s most popular sport.
To break from the margins of the sports landscape, pro football brought innovation, action, skill, and episodic suspense on any given Sunday. These factors in turn drove attendance and rising revenues. Team owners were quick to embrace television as a new medium to put the league in front of a national audience. Based on primary documents, David George Surdam provides an economic analysis in telling the business story behind the NFL s rise to popularity. Did the league s vaunted competitive balance in the decade result from its more generous revenue sharing and its reverse-order draft? How did the league combat rival leagues, such as the All-America Football Conference and the American Football League? Although strife between owners and players developed quickly, pro-football fans stayed loyal because the product itself remained so good."
Автор: Baer, Marc David Название: Honored by the Glory of Islam ISBN: 0199797838 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199797837 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 4817 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Marc David Baer proposes a novel approach to the historical record of Islamic conversions during the Ottoman age and gathers fresh insights concerning the nature of religious conversion itself. Rather than explaining Ottoman Islamization in terms of the converts' motives, Baer concentrates on the proselytizing sultan Mehmet IV (1648-87).
Описание: Under the blazing Iraqi sun in the summer of 2007, Shannon Meehan, a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, ordered a strike that would take the lives of innocent Iraqi civilians. He thought he was doing the right thing. He thought he was protecting his men. He thought that he would only kill the enemy, but in the ruins of the strike, he discovers his mistake and uncovers a tragedy. For most of his deployment in Iraq, Lt. Meehan felt that he had been made for a life in the military. A tank commander, he worked in the violent Diyala Province, successfully fighting the insurgency by various Sunni and Shia factions. He was celebrated by his senior officers and decorated with medals. But when the U.S. surge to retake Iraq in 2006 and 2007 finally pushed into Baqubah, a town virtually entirely controlled by al Qaida, Meehan would make the decision that would change his life. This is the true story of one soldier's attempt to reconcile what he has done with what he felt he had to do. Stark and devastating, it recounts first-hand the reality of a new type of warfare that remains largely unspoken and forgotten on the frontlines of Iraq.
Автор: Meehan Shannon Название: Beyond Duty ISBN: 0745646727 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780745646725 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 2640 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Under the blazing Iraqi sun in the summer of 2007, Shannon Meehan, a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, ordered a strike that would take the lives of innocent Iraqi civilians. He thought he was doing the right thing. He thought he was protecting his men.
Автор: Sutherland Название: Faith, Duty, and the Power of Mind ISBN: 0521326362 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521326360 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 4487 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book tells the story of an English middle-class family and their fortunes.
Автор: Gallman Название: Defining Duty In The Civil War ISBN: 1469620995 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781469620992 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 5544 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Examining the breadth of Northern popular culture, J. Matthew Gallman offers a dramatic reconsideration of how the Union`s civilians understood the meaning of duty and citizenship in wartime. Gallman shows how thousands of authors, artists, and readers together created a new set of rules for navigating life in a nation at war.
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