Описание: In his presidential Farewell Address of 1796, George Washington presented a series of maxims to guide the construction of a wise foreign policy. He believed, as did generations of his adherents, that if the United States stayed true to the principles he discussed, the country would eventually attain national greatness and international respectability. These principles quickly became engrained in the DNA of what it meant to be an American in the first half of the nineteenth century, shaping the formation of U.S. foreign policy, politics, and political culture. The Declaration of Independence affirmed American ideals, the Constitution established American government, and the Farewell Address enabled Americans to understand their country and its place in the world. While the Declaration and Constitution have persisted as foundational documents, our appreciation for the Farewell Address has faded with time.By focusing on the enduring influence of the Farewell Address on nineteenth-century Americans, and on their abiding devotion to Washington, author Jeffrey Malanson brings the Address back into the spotlight for twenty-first-century readers. When citizens gathered in town halls, city commons, and local churches to commemorate Washington, engagement with the Farewell Address was a cornerstone of their celebrations. This annual rededication to Washington’s principles made the Farewell Address both a framework for the attainment of national happiness and prosperity and a blueprint for national security, and it resulted in its position as the central text through which citizens of the early republic came to understand the connections between the nation’s domestic and foreign ambitions.Through its focus on the diplomatic, political, and cultural impacts of Washington’s Farewell Address, Addressing America reasserts the fundamental importance of this critical document to the development of the United States in the first half of the nineteenth century.
Автор: Ingela Radestad Название: When a Meeting is also a Farewell ISBN: 1898507759 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781898507758 Издательство: Elsevier Science Рейтинг: Цена: 2711 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Ingela Radestad's first child, Ellen, died shortly before birth. As a midwife and now the mother of three children, Ingela recognised that there was a need for a sensitive but realistic book to help parents and those around them cope with the death of a very small child.
Описание: The principal message of this book is that thermodynamics and statistical mechanics will benefit from replacing the unfortunate, misleading and mysterious term
"entropy" with a more familiar, meaningful and appropriate term such as information, missing information or uncertainty. This replacement would facilitate the interpretation of the "driving
force" of many processes in terms of informational changes and dispel the mystery that has always enshrouded entropy. It has been 140 years since Clausius coined the term "entropy";
almost 50 years since Shannon developed the mathematical theory of "information" - subsequently renamed "entropy." In this book, the author advocates replacing "entropy" by
"information," a term that has become widely used in many branches of science.
The author also takes a new and bold approach to thermodynamics and statistical
mechanics. Information is used not only as a tool for predicting distributions but as the fundamental cornerstone concept of thermodynamics, held until now by the term "entropy."The
topics covered include the fundamentals of probability and information theory; the general concept of information as well as the particular concept of information as applied in
thermodynamics; the re-derivation of the Sackur-Tetrode equation for the entropy of an ideal gas from purely informational arguments; the fundamental formalism of statistical mechanics;
and many examples of simple processes the "driving force" for which is analyzed in terms of information.
Автор: Rasputin, Valentin, Название: Farewell to Matyora / ISBN: 0810113295 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780810113299 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 2424 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A fine example of Village Prose from the post-Stalin era, Farewell to Matyora decries the loss of the Russian peasant culture to the impersonal, soulless march of progress.
Описание: "Farewell to the God of Plague" reassesses the celebrated Maoist health care model through the lens of Mao s famous campaign against snail fever. Using newly available archives, Miriam Gross documents how economic, political, and cultural realities led to grassroots resistance. Nonetheless, the campaign triumphed, but not because of its touted mass-prevention campaign. Instead, success came from its unacknowledged treatment arm, carried out jointly by banished urban doctors and rural educated youth. More broadly, the author reconsiders the relationship between science and political control during the ostensibly antiscientific Maoist era, discovering the important role of grassroots science in regime legitimation and Party control in rural areas."
Автор: Marzio Barbagli Название: Farewell to the World: A History of Suicide ISBN: 0745662447 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780745662442 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 6793 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: What drives a person to take his or her own life? Why would an individual be willing to strap a bomb to himself and walk into a crowded marketplace, blowing himself up at the same time as he kills and maims the people around him? Does suicide or volunt
Автор: Marzio Barbagli Название: Farewell to the World: A History of Suicide ISBN: 0745662455 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780745662459 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 2168 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: What drives a person to take his or her own life? Why would an individual be willing to strap a bomb to himself and walk into a crowded marketplace, blowing himself up at the same time as he kills and maims the people around him? Does suicide or ‘voluntary death’ have the same meaning today as it had in earlier centuries, and does it have the same significance in China, India and the Middle East as it has in the West? How should we understand this distressing, often puzzling phenomenon and how can we explain its patterns and variations over time? In this wide–ranging comparative study, Barbagli examines suicide as a socio–cultural, religious and political phenomenon, exploring the reasons that underlie it and the meanings it has acquired in different cultures throughout the world. Drawing on a vast body of research carried out by historians, anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists and psychologists, Barbagli shows that a satisfactory theory of suicide cannot limit itself to considering the two causes that were highlighted by the great French sociologist Émile Durkheim – namely, social integration and regulation. Barbagli proposes a new account of suicide that links the motives for and significance attributed to individual actions with the people for whom and against whom individuals take their lives. This new study of suicide sheds fresh light on the cultural differences between East and West and greatly increases our understanding of an often–misunderstood act. It will be the definitive history of suicide for many years to come.
Автор: Andenas Название: A Farewell to Fragmentation ISBN: 1107082099 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107082090 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 10929 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Fragmentation has been much discussed as a threat to international law as a legal system. This book contends that the fragmentation of international law is far exceeded by its convergence, as international bodies find ways to account for each other and the interactions of emerging sub-fields. Reasserting its role as the 'principal judicial organ of the United Nations', the International Court of Justice has ensured that the centre of international law can and does hold. This process has strengthened a trend towards the reunification of international law. In order to explore this process, this book looks at fragmentation and convergence from the point of view of the centre of the International Court and of the position of other courts and tribunals. Featuring contributions by leading international lawyers from a range of backgrounds, this volume proposes both a new take and the last word on the fragmentation debate in international law.
Автор: Weeks Philip Название: Farewell, My Nation ISBN: 1118976789 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781118976784 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 2398 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "Farewell, My Nationa€t is an insightful and accessible consideration of the complex and often tragic relationships between American Indians, white Americans, and the U.S. government throughout the nineteenth century, as the government struggled with so
Описание: Farewell, My Nation is an insightful and accessible consideration of the complex and often tragic relationships between American Indians, white Americans, and the U.S. government throughout the nineteenth century, as the government struggled with social and political questions about how to treat America s indigenous population.The third edition of this widely used text has been entirely rewritten in light of new scholarship and in order to incorporate additional primary source materials. Philip Weeks artfully guides readers through the significant changes in Indian–U.S. relations during this pivotal time, outlining the three principal policies undertaken in varying degrees by the U.S. government Separation, Concentration, and Americanization and interrogating their respective effectives and repercussions. Offering detailed descriptions, chronology, and analysis of the Plains Wars supported by supplementary maps and illustrations, the new edition of this bestselling text will continue to be a valuable supplement to U.S. History survey courses and essential reading for anyone interested in better understanding the political roots of the relationship between the U.S. government and America s first peoples.
Описание: In this volume, the author argues that discussion and interpretation of the First Amendment has reached a point of crisis. Historical scholarship dealing with the background and interpretation of the Amendment are at an impasse and judicial interpretation is in a state of disarray.
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