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Download A New History of Ireland, Vol III, Early modern Ireland, by T.W. Moody, F.X. Martin, F.J. Byrne PDF

By T.W. Moody, F.X. Martin, F.J. Byrne

BL Reissued with a complete and updated bibliographical complement deliberate and verified through the overdue T. W. Moody, a brand new background of eire is a harvesting of recent scholarship on Irish background from the earliest occasions to the current. there'll be ten volumes, six of which were released up to now. The 3rd quantity opens with a personality learn of early smooth eire and a breathtaking survey of eire in 1534, via twelve chapters of narrative background. There are extra chapters at the economic climate, the coinage, languages and literature, and the Irish overseas. surveys, 'Land and People', c.1600 and c.1685, are incorporated

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Download The Gentleman's Tutor for the Small Sword by Henry Blackwell PDF

By Henry Blackwell

Небольшой учебник фехтования на шпагах (рапирах) XVIII века.
Книга написана в виде диалога между мастером фехтования и учеником.
Ученик задает вопросы, мастер отвечает.
Текст разбит на thirteen уроков.

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Download Galen and the World of Knowledge (Greek Culture in the Roman by Christopher Gill, Tim Whitmarsh, John M. Wilkins PDF

By Christopher Gill, Tim Whitmarsh, John M. Wilkins

Galen is crucial clinical author in Graeco-Roman antiquity, and likewise tremendous useful for figuring out Graeco-Roman proposal and society within the moment century advert. This 2009 quantity of essays locates him firmly within the highbrow lifetime of his interval, and hence goals to make higher experience of the scientific and philosophical 'world of knowledge' that he attempts to create. How did Galen current himself as a reader and an writer compared to different intellectuals of his day? peculiarly, how did he style himself as a scientific practitioner, and the way does that self-fashioning relate to the functionality tradition of second-century Rome? Did he see drugs as taking on a number of the conventional roles of philosophy? those and different questions are freshly addressed by means of best foreign specialists on Galen and the highbrow lifetime of the interval, in a stimulating assortment that mixes studying with accessibility.

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Download The Cosmographia of Sebastian Munster (St Andrews Studies in by Matthew McLean PDF

By Matthew McLean

Sebastian Munster's "Cosmographia" used to be an immensely influential booklet that tried to explain the whole international throughout all of human background and examine its constituent components of geography, heritage, ethnography, zoology and botany. First released in 1544, it went via thirty-five variations and used to be released in 5 languages, making it essentially the most very important books of the Reformation period.Beginning with a biographical research of Sebastian Munster, his existence and the diversity of his scholarly paintings, this ebook then strikes directly to talk about the style of cosmography. the majority of the e-book, even if, bargains with the "Cosmographia" itself, delivering an in depth examining of the 1550 Latin version (the final and definitive version labored upon by way of Munster). via analysing the contents of the "Cosmographia", it makes an attempt to recreate how the area of the 16th century looked as if it would a pupil dwelling in Basel, and comprehend what he observed and heard.Through this exam of Munster, his courses and scholarly networks, the conflicts and continuities among medieval scholarly traditions and the widening horizons of the 16th century are explored and published. Of curiosity to students of humanist tradition, the Reformation and publication background, this bold paintings throws into aid formerly neglected facets of the highbrow and spiritual tradition of the time.

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Download Rhumb Lines and Map Wars: A Social History of the Mercator by Mark Monmonier PDF

By Mark Monmonier

In Rhumb traces and Map Wars, Mark Monmonier deals an insightful, richly illustrated account of the controversies surrounding Flemish cartographer Gerard Mercator's legacy. he's taking us again to 1569, while Mercator introduced a smart approach to portraying the earth on a flat floor, growing the 1st projection take into consideration the earth's roundness. As Monmonier exhibits, mariners benefited such a lot from Mercator's projection, which allowed for simple navigation of the excessive seas with rhumb lines—clear-cut routes with a continuing compass bearing—for actual course. however the projection's attractiveness between nineteenth-century sailors ended in its overuse—often in irrelevant, non-navigational ways—for wall maps, global atlases, and geopolitical propaganda.

Because it distorts the proportionate measurement of nations, the Mercator map was once criticized for inflating Europe and North the USA in a merchandising of colonialism. In 1974, German historian Arno Peters proffered his personal map, on which nations have been ostensibly drawn in actual percentage to each other. within the resulting "map wars" of the Nineteen Seventies and Eighties, those dueling projections vied for public support—with various levels of success.

Widely acclaimed for his available, clever books on maps and mapping, Monmonier the following examines the makes use of and obstacles of 1 of cartography's most vital strategies. With knowledgeable skepticism, he bargains insightful interpretations of why well-intentioned clerics and improvement advocates rallied round the Peters projection, which flagrantly distorted the form of 3rd international international locations; why reporters overlaying the debate missed replacement global maps and different key concerns; and the way a couple of postmodern writers defended the Peters worldview with a self-serving overstatement of the ability of maps. Rhumb traces and Map Wars is classic Monmonier: traditionally wealthy, superbly written, and entirely engaged with the problems of our time.

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Download Theoretical Discussions of Biography: Approaches from by Hans Renders, Binne De Haan PDF

By Hans Renders, Binne De Haan

Biography has been passed over as less significant even though it is without doubt one of the most well liked historiographical genres. This theoretical paintings concerning biography argues that the subject should be researched appropriately, and fills a niche within the literature by means of theoretically discussing it in its modern varieties.

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Download Upside Down: A Primer for the Looking-Glass World by Eduardo Galeano, Mark Fried PDF

By Eduardo Galeano, Mark Fried

Author note: Mark Fried (Translator)
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From the winner of the 1st Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, a bitingly humorous, kaleidoscopic imaginative and prescient of the 1st international in the course of the eyes of the 3rd Eduardo Galeano, writer of the incomparable reminiscence of fireside Trilogy, combines a novelist's depth, a poet's lyricism, a journalist's fearlessness, and the robust judgments of an engaged historian. Now his skills are richly displayed in Upside Down, an eloquent, passionate, occasionally hilarious exposé of our first-world privileges and assumptions. In a sequence of lesson plans and a "program of study" approximately our beleaguered planet, Galeano takes the reader on a wild journey during the worldwide having a look glass.

From a grasp category in "The Impunity of Power" to a seminar on "The Sacred Car"—with information alongside the best way on "How to withstand dead Vices" and a assertion of "The correct to Rave"—he surveys an international erratically divided among abundance and deprivation, carnival and torture, energy and helplessness. we've got permitted a truth we must always reject, Galeano teaches us, one the place machines are extra useful than people, everyone is hungry, poverty kills, and kids toil from darkish to dark.

A paintings of fireside and beauty, Upside Down makes us see the realm anew or even glimpse the way it will be set right.
"Galeano's outrage is tempered via intelligence, an ineradicable humorousness, and hope." -Los Angeles Times, entrance web page

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Download The Transformation of the World Economy (Second edition) by Robert Solomon (Preface by) Robert Solomon PDF

By Robert Solomon (Preface by) Robert Solomon

This revised, prolonged and up to date version of Robert Solomon's well-received The Transformation of the area economic climate, 1980-93, assesses the outstanding adjustments on this planet economic climate in contemporary many years. The impression of marketisation and globalisation in either and finance at neighborhood and international degrees are analysed and mentioned. Dramatic adjustments in monetary coverage and philosophy have happened in such a lot components of the world's economies. the USA and Britain skilled Reaganomics and Thatcherism, by way of Clintonomics and Blair's 'New Labour'. Continental Europe moved, with a few traumas, to the Euro. japanese Europe and Russia became, painfully, international locations in transition to marketplace economies. China now calls itself a 'socialist marketplace economy'. Japan skilled a 'bubble economic climate' by way of its worst postwar recession. Japan's Asian neighbours, after a development 'miracle', fell into predicament in 1997. Latin the US skilled a debt drawback and a 'lost decade' within the Nineteen Eighties, attracted capital back within the Nineteen Nineties, after which felt the contagion impression of the Mexican and Asian crises. in the meantime the realm economic system turned extra hugely built-in - globalised - lower than the impression of laptop expertise and the data revolution. those and different variations are analysed of their political contexts during this wide-ranging e-book.

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