The Moors: The Islamic West 7th–15th Centuries AD by David Nicolle, Angus McBride

By David Nicolle, Angus McBride

The excessive aspect of medieval Islamic enlargement used to be the 700-year presence of the 'Moors' in Spain and Portugal. The Arab and Berber conquest was once through the institution of a richly specified tradition in Andalusia, the place for it slow Muslim and Christian co-operated as usually as they fought. the increase and fall of successive Islamic dynasties introduced new invaders, fragmentation and disunity; and the growing to be Christian kingdoms to the north ultimately doomed the amirate of Granada, the final Moorish bastion, which fell to the Castilians in 1492. the vibrant armies of Western Islam are defined and illustrated right here in attention-grabbing element.

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How Europeans see Europe (UvA Dissertations) by Angelika Scheuer

By Angelika Scheuer

How do Europeans see Europe? What ideas consultant people's approval or rejection of ecu tasks? Are they 'Europeans through middle' or 'nice-weather Europeans'? How do voters understand the shift from monetary integration to political unification? What are percentages and dangers of ecu legitimacy? Angelika Scheuer supplies empirical solutions in her research of ecu legitimacy in accordance with the eu Elections learn of 1994. She demonstrates that publics of the EU-12 demonstrate a similar,well-structured eu trust procedure. this allows comparative size and makes the ecu a laboratory for speculation checking out. The modelling of legitimacy tactics discovers cross-country modifications within the evolution of ecu legitimacy. particular legitimation kinds exist between ecu publics and phone for perceptive realization in destiny ecu proposals and campaigns.

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The story of Ireland by Standish O'Grady

By Standish O'Grady

It is a pre-1923 ancient copy that used to be curated for caliber. caliber coverage was once carried out on every one of those books in an try and eliminate books with imperfections brought via the digitization method. even though we now have made most sensible efforts - the books can have occasional blunders that don't abate the analyzing event. We think this paintings is culturally vital and feature elected to convey the booklet again into print as a part of our carrying on with dedication to the upkeep of published works around the globe. this article refers back to the Bibliobazaar variation.

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Material Symbols: Culture & Economy in Prehistory by John E. Robb

By John E. Robb

Secret brokers: tradition, economic climate, and social replica / John E. Robb --
Structure, organization, and the locus of the social: why poststructural thought is nice for archaeology / John C. McCall --
On the genesis of price in early hierarchical societies / Richard Lesure --
Why Maya lords sat on jaguar thrones / Mary W. Helms --
An financial system of gear in previous neolithic Britain / Julian Thomas --
Structure moves again: intuitive meanings of ceramics from Qale Rostam, Iran / Reinhard Bernbeck --
Marking territory, making territory: burial mounds in inside Virginia / Gary H. Dunham --
Prestige, company, and alter in middle-range societies / Dean J. Saitta --
Symbolic dimensions of animals and meat at Opovo, Yugoslavia / Nerissa Russell --
Symbolic artifacts and spheres of that means: groundstone instruments from Copper Age Portugal / Katrina T. Lillios --
Tradition, neighborhood, and Nilgiri rock artwork / Allen Zagarell --
Metals, symbols, and society in Bronze Age Denmark / Janet E. Levy --
Olmec thrones as ancestral altars: the 2 aspects of strength / Susan D. Gillespie --
Multiple resources of status and the social evaluate of girls in prehispanic Mesoamerica / Julia A. Hendon --
The price of culture: the improvement of social identities in early Mesopotamian states / Geoff Emberling --
Representations of hegemony as neighborhood at Cahokia / Timothy R. Pauketat and Thomas E. Emerson --
Material symbols one of the precolonial Swahili of the East African coast / Chapurukha M. Kusimba --
Elite identities in Apalachee Province: the development of id and cultural swap in a Mississippian polity / John F. Scarry --
Wampum: a fabric image of cultural price to the Iroquois peoples of northeastern North American / Gary S. Snyder --
Comparability, equivalency, and contestation / Michael Fotiadis --
Digging via fabric symbols / Alex W. Barker.

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15 Great Austrian Economists by Holcombe, Randall G.

By Holcombe, Randall G.

The Austrian culture begun officially with Carl Menger's 1871 paintings Principles of Economics. yet its roots stretch again to the late-scholastic interval, while philosophers first started to imagine systematically concerning the courting among human selection and fabric assets.

This assortment offers rules from the total sweep of this highbrow historical past, highlighting 15 thinkers who made the best contribution to advancing the Austrian tuition of economics. those unique essays are written via most sensible Austrians who clarify the Austrian view of estate, markets, costs, pageant, entrepreneurship, company cycles, and executive coverage.

Contributors comprise Murray Rothbard, Israel Kirzner, Joseph Salerno, Hans Hoppe, Jeffrey Herbener, Peter Klein, Mark Thornton, Jesus Huerta de Soto, Larry Sechrest, John Egger, Roger Garrison, Shawn Ritenour, Thomas DiLorenzo, and Jeffrey Tucker.

Economists lined are de Mariana, Cantillon, Turgot, Say, Bastiat, Menger, Wicksteed, Boehm-Bawerk, Fetter, Mises, Hazlitt, Hayek, Hutt, Roepke, and Rothbard

This publication has been this type of profitable introductory textual content that it's the basic required analyzing for college students attending the Mises collage. It presents a chance to find the most principles of the college throughout the lives and works of its basic expositors.

ISBN 0-945466-04-8

258 pgs.

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Identity, Interest and Action: A Cultural Explanation of by Erik Ringmar

By Erik Ringmar

This ebook deals an unique mix of cultural and narratological research with an empirical learn of id and political motion. a strong critique of rational selection idea, it additionally offers an answer to the historiographical puzzle of why Sweden intervened within the Thirty Years' battle. Arguing that individuals act for purposes of id, extra primary than purposes of curiosity, Erik Ringmar exhibits the Swedish intervention to were an try out on behalf of Swedish leaders to achieve attractiveness for themselves and their state.

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Funny Letters from Famous People by Charles Osgood

By Charles Osgood

During this funny selection of superstar wit, acclaimed broadcaster and stand-up comedian Charles Osgood deals witticisms penned by way of luminaries starting from Abraham Lincoln to Andy Rooney.

Known for his shrewdpermanent remark and witty radio-show rhymes, Charles Osgood the following selects and introduces a suite of hilarious correspondence from a few of our best-loved politicians, authors, and stars of the level and monitor. humorous Letters from recognized People promises rib-tickling communications from the likes of Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Flannery O’Connor, S. J. Perelman, Groucho Marx, Bob desire, John Cheever and dozens more.
Providing an enjoyable examine celebrated lives, Osgood we could us glimpse Mark Twain squabbling with the gasoline corporation, Dwight D. Eisenhower kvetching to Mamie approximately Patton, and radio character Fred Allen desperately looking common sense from his assurance provider in a single of comedy’s such a lot a laugh epistles.
Sprinkled all through with Osgood’s personal funny quips, Funny Letters from recognized People is a pleasant compendium of shrewdpermanent letter writing at its side-splitting top.

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The John McPhee Reader by John McPhee

By John McPhee

The John McPhee Reader, first released in 1976, is constituted of choices from the author's first twelve books. In 1965, John McPhee released his first booklet, A feel of the place You Are; a decade later, he had released 11 others. His fertility, his precision and charm as a stylist, his wit and uncanny brilliance in picking material, his crack storytelling talents have made him into one among our greatest writers: a journalist whom L.E. Sissman ranked with Liebling and Mencken, who Geoffrey Wolff stated "is bringing his paintings to degrees that experience no measurable limit," who has been referred to as "a grasp craftsman" such a lot of instances that it's unnecessary to quantity them.

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The Diaries of Frank Hurley 1912-1941 (Anthem Studies in by Robert Dixon, Christopher Lee

By Robert Dixon, Christopher Lee

This is the 1st illustrated variation of the diaries saved via Australian-born photographer and picture maker Frank Hurley approximately his paintings at the Mawson and Shackleton Antarctic Expeditions, his expeditions to Papua within the Nineteen Twenties, and his studies in the course of the First and moment global Wars. whereas Hurley is healthier identified this present day as a photographer and picture maker, there's one other resource, up to now little identified to the general public, which additionally offers us a startling feel of the presence of the prior – his voluminous manuscript diaries, that have survived years of worldwide commute and at the moment are conscientiously preserved within the data of the nationwide Library of Australia in Canberra and the Mitchell Library in Sydney. This illustrated variation of his diaries provides Frank Hurley in his personal phrases, explores his testimony to those major occasions, and experiences the half he performed in imagining them for a global public.

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