The English and Their History

By Robert Tombs

Robert Tombs's momentous The English and Their background is either a startlingly clean and a uniquely inclusive account of the folks who've a declare to be the oldest country on this planet. The English first got here into life as an concept, prior to that they had a typical ruler and earlier than the rustic they lived in even had a reputation. they've got lasted as a recognizable entity ever considering, and their defining nationwide associations will be traced again to the earliest years in their history.

The English have come far from these first precarious days of invasion and conquest, with many amazing adjustments of fortune. Their political, monetary and cultural contacts have left lines for solid and unwell the world over. This publication describes their historical past and its meanings from their beginnings within the monasteries of Northumbria and the wetlands of Wessex to the cosmopolitan power of today's England. Robert Tombs attracts out vital threads operating during the tale, together with participatory executive, language, legislations, faith, the land and the ocean, and ever-changing kin with different peoples. now not the least of those connections are the methods the English have understood their very own background, have argued approximately it, forgotten it and but been formed by way of it. those different and infrequently conflicting understandings are an inherent a part of their identity.Rather to their shock, as ties in the uk loosen, the English are unexpectedly embarking on a brand new bankruptcy. The English and Their historical past, the 1st single-volume paintings in this scale for greater than part a century, and which includes a wealth of contemporary scholarship, offers a hard glossy account of this large and carrying on with tale, bringing out the energy and resilience of English govt, the deep styles of department and likewise the power means to return jointly within the face of chance.

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550 AP U.S. Government & Politics Practice Questions (College Test Preparation)

THE PRINCETON assessment will get effects. Get additional coaching for an outstanding AP U.S. govt & Politics rating with 550 additional perform questions and answers.

Practice makes perfect—and The Princeton Review’s 550 AP U.S. govt & Politics perform Questions supplies every thing you must paintings your technique to the pinnacle. within, you’ll locate confirmed information and techniques for tackling and overcoming difficult questions, and the entire perform you want to get the ranking you want.

Inside The booklet: all of the perform and techniques You Need
2 entire perform assessments, including a diagnostic examination that can assist you determine parts of improvement
• Over 420 extra perform questions
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Communities and Crisis: Bologna During the Black Death (Medieval Mediterranean: Peoples, Economies and Cultures, 400-1500)

By Shona Kelly Wray

In keeping with testaments and notarial contracts, this exam of the Black demise of 1348 argues for social resilience in Bologna. The notarial list demonstrates that notaries, officers, clinical practitioners, and clergy served the population, whereas households remained intact and the population resisted flight.

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Charlemagne

By Derek Wilson

An soaking up biography of the nice chief who was once the bridge among old and sleek Europe — the 1st significant examine in additional than twenty-five years.Charlemagne was once a unprecedented determine: an inventive army strategist, a smart yet ruthless chief, a crafty baby-kisser, and a religious believer who ensured the survival of Christianity within the West. He additionally believed himself above the foundations of the church, siring bastards throughout Europe, and coldly ordering the execution of 4,500 prisoners. Derek Wilson exhibits how this advanced, attention-grabbing guy married the army may perhaps of his military to the non secular strength of the Church in Rome, thereby forging Western Christendom. it is a amazing portrait of Charlemagne and of the difficult political, spiritual, and cultural international he ruled.

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Freedom Ride: A Freedom Rider Remembers

By Ann Curthoys

Written by means of one of many passengers, this ebook recounts the tale of Australia's old Freedom Ride—the 1965 bus trip of 29 Sydney college scholars to struggle racism. First-person bills from fellow riders illustrate the demanding situations alongside the trip, together with confrontations, extreme road debates, and actual violence. incorporated are interviews from neighborhood citizens, either black and white, who met the bus and struggled with the results. Pages from the author’s diary are included.

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Kiev: A Portrait, 1800-1917

By Michael F. Hamm

In a desirable "urban biography," Michael Hamm tells the tale of 1 of Europe's such a lot various towns and its unique mixture of Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, and Jewish population. A fantastic city heart in medieval instances, Kiev grew to become a huge city in past due Imperial Russia, and is now the capital of self sufficient Ukraine. After a concise account of Kiev's early background, Hamm makes a speciality of the city's dramatic development within the 19th and early 20th centuries. the 1st historian to research how each one of Kiev's ethnic teams contributed to the power of the city's tradition, he additionally examines the violent conflicts that constructed between them. In brilliant element, he exhibits why Kiev got here to be identified for its "abundance of revolutionaries" and its anti-Semitic violence.

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Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time

By Dava Sobel

Anyone alive within the eighteenth century could have recognized that "the longitude challenge" used to be the thorniest medical quandary of the day―and have been for hundreds of years. missing the facility to degree their longitude, sailors through the nice a long time of exploration have been actually misplaced at sea once they overlooked land. millions of lives and the expanding fortunes of countries held on a solution. One guy, John Harrison, in whole competition to the medical group, dared to visualize a mechanical solution―a clock that might continue specific time at sea, whatever no clock had ever been capable of do on land. Longitude is the dramatic human tale of an epic medical quest and of Harrison's forty-year obsession with development his ideal timekeeper, recognized at the present time because the chronometer. packed with heroism and chicanery, it's also a desirable short background of astronomy, navigation, and clockmaking, and opens a brand new window on our world.

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América Latina. La construcción del orden, Tomo 2

By Waldo Ansaldi

Este libro analiza los procesos históricos desde una perspectiva política, indaga el pasado desde los imperativos del presente, de cara al futuro, y pretende contribuir a l. a. recuperación de los angeles práctica política por parte de las mujeres y los hombres explotados y dominados. Recuperar l. a. política –confiscada por el neoliberalismo, es asumirla como voluntad organizada de una comunidad, orientada a l. a. conservación o transformación de l. a. sociedad, es decir, como ámbito de libertad por excelencia, desde el cual decidimos seguir viviendo como lo hacemos o luchar por cambiar las condiciones en las cuales existimos. En ese sentido, los angeles política es un componente basic de todo proyecto emancipador. Y hoy, una estrategia genuinamente emancipadora debería perseguir los angeles abolición de cualquier clase de dominación de unos hombres y mujeres sobre otros hombres y mujeres. América Latina. los angeles construcción del orden, integrado por dos volúmenes, constituye una obra polifónica porque los autores están convencidos de que l. a. pluralidad de voces –de distintas vertientes teóricas, puede ofrecer, sin ortodoxia alguna, una mayor capacidad explicativa de un largo, tortuoso y conflictivo proceso sociohistórico. l. a. historia que construyen hoy las sociedades latinoamericanas requiere un avance y profundización en su conocimiento desde los angeles pluralidad, necesaria para afirmar el camino de l. a. integración, en specific l. a. de los pueblos. En este sentido, el objetivo de esta obra es que, al concluir su lectura, los lectores sepan más sobre América Latina y, sobre todo, quieran saber más y pensar América Latina, buscando las claves necesarias para analizar l. a. realidad pasada y presente, con vistas al futuro.

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