Monthly archives: March, 2017

Download E-books Nomads and Crusaders: A.D. 1000-1368 (A Midland Book) PDF

By Archibald R. Lewis

"[A] high-quality, arresting ebook with a transparent and novel thesis and a company snatch of geography. good things, in short... strongly recommended." ―William H. McNeill

"The reader will locate the following important details and masses foodstuff for concept; a e-book of any such vast scope is unusual and has a lot to suggest it." ―Speculum

"... encyclopedic... there is not any e-book fairly like this one." ―Choice

"... a colourful canvas depicting the torrential pursuits of Eurasian warriors and retailers on ship-boards and horseback among Atlantic, Mediterranean and Pacific coasts, among streams of amassed items and tensions, spiritual fervor and insatiable greed... "―Ural-Altaic Yearbook

"A fit antidote to the parochialism that characterizes quite a bit of the run-of-the-mill output of medieval history... " ―American old Review

Emphasizing geographical, maritime, institutional, and financial elements, Lewis provides a wide-ranging tale of the complicated upward thrust and fall of civilizations and explores new conceptual frontiers within the examine of global history.

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Download E-books Austrian Frontier Troops 1740-98 (Men-at-Arms) PDF

By David Hollins

Austria's Balkan frontier – the disputed borderland among Europe and the Ottoman Turks – used to be defended within the 18th century through a special association of hardy groups who have been granted farmland in go back for armed provider. those Grenzers, masters of guerrilla struggle, have been later integrated into Austria's ordinary forces, and earned a much wider acceptance struggling with opposed to the military of Frederik the Great's Prussia. by means of the beginning of the wars opposed to progressive and Napoleonic France they supplied an important a part of the Austrian Line. This ebook unravels their advanced historical past, and illustrates the advance in their vibrant people costumes into awesome uniforms.

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Download E-books Carrying a Secret in My Heart...: Children of Political Victims of the Revolution, 1956 Hungary -- An Oral History PDF

By Zsuzsanna Korosi, Adrienne Molnar

The twelve-day 1956 revolution exerted an enduring impact at the fates of the households of the greater than 20,000 who have been imprisoned and 229 completed by way of the regime within the harsh reprisals that the crushing of the insurrection. The authors current a wealthy number of excerpts from the interviews carried out with the kids of these Hungarians who have been imprisoned for his or her involvement within the rebellion. The intimidation, and the attendant social and monetary devastation that it wrought, bore in particular demanding at the psyches, upbringing and schooling, and therefore the next possibilities and lifestyles classes of these teenagers.

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Download E-books Combating racial discrimination: affirmative action as a model for Europe PDF

By Erna Appelt, Monika Jarosch

In Europe in addition to in different elements of the area, xenophobia and racism are one of the unsolved difficulties of the finishing twentieth century. Globalization, mass migration and unemployment in addition to the necessity to invent new supra- or crossnational identities require new political solutions in regards to the difficulties of inclusion and exclusion.In the us and in Canada, 'affirmative motion' programmes are between these regulations that are meant to redress the injustice of discrimination dependent totally on race, ethnicity, intercourse, but in addition on nationwide foundation, faith, or disability.This well timed booklet is the 1st to provide an outline of those hotly debated questions and the anti-discrimination guidelines in several international locations. specialists from the U.S., Canada and Europe study the old, institutional, judicial and sociological stipulations of affirmative motion and consider moving techniques of racism, equality, integration and assimilation. They tackle the very important questions of even if regulations initially created to extend possibilities for African americans may be utilized in Europe; even if the first target of 'affirmative motion' can be to right injustice or to shield range; and even if the democratic perfect of person equality is at odds with what many understand as preferential treatment.Moral luck yet political failure? Compensatory justice or opposite discrimination? this significant booklet evaluates greater than thirty years of affirmative motion and is helping to enhance new tools to accommodate the roots and the results of discrimination.

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Download E-books Judging Maria de Macedo: A Female Visionary and the Inquisition in Early Modern Portugal PDF

By Bryan Givens

On February 20, 1665, the Inquisition of Lisbon arrested Maria de Macedo, the spouse of a midlevel reliable of the Portuguese Treasury, after she printed in the course of a deposition that, when you consider that she used to be ten years outdated, an enchanted Moor had often "taken" her to a mystical fort within the mythical land of wonders referred to as the Hidden Isle. The island paradise was once additionally the house of Sebastian, the previous king of Portugal (1557--1578), who had died in conflict in Morocco whereas on campaign in 1578. His physique remained undiscovered, even though, and plenty of humans in seventeenth-century Portugal -- together with Maria -- eagerly awaited his go back in glory. In Judging Maria de Macedo, Bryan Givens bargains a microhistorical exam of Maria's trial earlier than the Inquisition in Lisbon in 1665--1666, offering an exciting glimpse into Portuguese tradition on the time.

Maria's trial checklist contains a distinct piece of facts: a pamphlet she dictated to her husband fifteen years earlier than her arrest. within the pamphlet, reproduced in its entirety within the ebook, Maria recounts in substantial element her "journeys" to the Hidden Isle and her discussions with the folks there, King Sebastian specifically. now not all the parts of Maria's imaginative and prescient have been messianic in nature or maybe Christian in foundation; her ideals for this reason characterize a special synthesis of disparate cultural components in play in seventeenth-century Portugal.

Because the pamphlet antedates the Inquisition's involvement in Maria's case, it deals a unprecedented instance of a non-elite voice preserved with none mediation from an elite establishment similar to the Inquisition, as is the case with such a lot early smooth judicial files. as well as studying Maria de Macedo's imaginative and prescient, Givens additionally makes use of the trial checklist to realize perception into the values, matters, and causes of the Inquisitors of their judgment of her strange case. He hence not just examines individually vital subcultures in early glossy Portugal, but in addition analyzes how they interacted with each one other.

Introducing a distinct female voice from the early glossy interval, Judging Maria de Macedo opens a novel window onto seventeenth-century Portuguese culture.

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Download E-books Pragmatic Literacy, East and West, 1200-1330 PDF

By Richard Britnell

This pioneering selection of stories is anxious with the way expanding literacy interacted with the will of thirteenth-century rulers to maintain fuller documents in their government's actions, and the style during which this literacy can be used to guard or elevate authority. In Europe the protecting of documents turned an more and more common a part of daily administrative exercises, and lots more and plenty has survived, due to the lengthy choice for parchment instead of paper; within the japanese civilisations fabric is extra scarce. Papers speak about pragmatic literacy and list maintaining in either West and East, during the medium of either literary and legitimate texts. Professor RICHARD BRITNELL teaches within the division of background on the college of Durham. participants: RICHARD BRITNELL, THOMAS BEHRMANN, MANUEL RIU, OLIVER GUYOTJEANNIN, GÉRARD SIVÉRY, MANFRED GROTEN, MICHAEL NORTH, MICHAEL PRESTWICH, PAUL HARVEY, GEOFFREY MARTIN, GEOFFREY BARROW, ROBERT SWANSON, NICHOLAS OIKONOMIDES, ELIZABETH ZACHARIADOU, I.H. SIDDIQUI, TIMOTHY BROOK, YOSHIYASU KAWANE

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Download E-books The Other Europe in the Middle Ages: Avars, Bulgars, Khazars and Cumans (East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 450-1450) PDF

By Professor of Medieval History Florin Curta

For many scholars in medieval experiences, jap Europe is marginal and East ecu subject matters easily exotica. a unusual kind of Orientalism may possibly therefore be chargeable for the exclusion of the Avars, Bulgars, Khazars, and Cumans from the medieval historical past of the eu continent. This selection of reviews is an try to stimulate examine in a comparative mode and to open up a broader dialogue approximately such key issues as fabric tradition, ethnicity, historic reminiscence, or conversion within the context of social and political advancements in early medieval Europe. one other aim of this quantity is to introduce a few new techniques to the examine of what's often called "medieval nomads." with out explicitly rejecting the version of raid vs. exchange famously brought through Anatoly Khazanov, many contributions during this quantity shift the emphasis on inner advancements that experience bought before very little cognizance. members are: Tivadar Vida, Peter Stadler, Peter Somogyi, Uwe Fiedler, Orsolya Heinrich-Tamaska, Bartlomiej Szymon Szmoniewski, Florin Curta, Valeri Iotov, Veselina Vachkova, Tsvetelin Stepanov, Dimitri Korobeinikov, and Victor Spinei.

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Download E-books The Hussite Wars 1419–36 (Men-at-Arms) PDF

By Stephen Turnbull

In 1415, the judicial homicide of the spiritual reformer Jan Hus sparked a tremendous rebellion in Bohemia. His demise led inside many years to the 'Hussite' revolution opposed to the monarchy, the German aristocracy and the Church institution. for 2 a long time the principally peasant Hussite armies effectively defied a chain of overseas 'crusades'; they owed a lot of their victories to the charismatic normal Jan Zizka, and his novel tactical tools in keeping with using 'war wagons'. This extraordinary episode in medieval conflict is remembered not just because the Czech nationwide epic, yet as a major forerunner to the wars of the Reformation the subsequent century.

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Download E-books The Normans: Warrior Knights and their Castles (General Military) PDF

By Christopher Gravett

The Norman Knight was once the main feared warrior through the eleventh and twelfth centuries in Western Europe. stories in their conquests unfold during the identified global as their army prowess ended in the trap Sicily in 1060 and England in 1066. This superbly illustrated ebook explores the realm of the Normans and the lifetime of a standard Norman knight. Authors Chris Gravett and David Nicolle talk about the fantastic castles that they erected to guard their lands, in addition to the gear , education, strategies and lifestyle of a standard Norman Knight.

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