Download E-books The Poetics of Slavdom: The Mythopoeic Foundations of Yugoslavia, Volume 1 PDF

By Zdenko Zlatar

Among 1400 and 1878, the vast majority of Southern Slavic peoples persisted numerous centuries of Ottoman rule. within the 19th century there has been a circulate between either the Croats and the Serbs to put aside local, ethnic, non secular, and cultural variations so that it will interact towards the liberation of the entire Southern Slavs from the Ottoman yoke. those volumes discover how the masterpieces of 2 best poets one of the Croats and Serbs - Ivan Mažuranić (1814-1890) and Petar II Petrović Njegoš (1813-1851), who was once Prince-Bishop of Montenegro from 1830-1851 - handled the Southern Slavs’ courting to Islam of their maximum poetic works, The demise of Smail-agha Čengić and The Mountain Wreath, respectively.

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The writer: Zdenko Zlatar is Reader in Slavic historical past on the college of Sydney the place he has taught Russian, East ecu, and glossy eu heritage considering that 1979. he's vice chairman of the fee internationale des études historiques slaves in Paris. he's the writer of 4 different books together with The Slavic Epic: Gundulic’s Osman (Peter Lang, 1995), which including the 2 volumes of The Poetics of Slavdom varieties Zlatar’s Slavic epic trilogy.

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Download E-books The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England PDF

By Ian Mortimer

An pleasing, available consultant to Elizabethan England—the most modern within the Time Traveler’s consultant series

Acclaimed historian Ian Mortimer indicates readers that the earlier is not only anything to be studied; it's also anything to be lived. utilizing diaries, letters, books, and different writings of the day, Mortimer deals a masterful portrait of way of life in Elizabethan England, re-creating the attractions, sounds, and customs of the 16th century from the viewpoint of either peasants and royals. via this lens, we will be able to start to comprehend Queen Elizabeth’s matters not just as a humans profoundly formed by the point during which they lived, but additionally because the those who formed the realm we all know and the folk we're at the present time.

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Download E-books Cooper's Creek: Tragedy and Adventure in the Australian Outback PDF

By Alan Moorehead

In 1860, an excursion set out from Melbourne, Australia, into the inner of the rustic, with the venture to discover a path to the northern coast. Headed by means of Robert O’Hara Burke and William John Wills, the celebration of adventurers, scientists, and camels set out into the outback hoping to discover sufficient water and to maintain enough nutrients shops for his or her trek into the bush. virtually 12 months later, Burke, Wills, and others from their get together, grey and King, reached the northern shore yet on their trip again, they have been stranded at Cooper’s Creek the place all yet King perished. Cooper’s Creek is a gripping, severe ancient narrative concerning the harshness of the Australian outback and the folk who have been courageous adequate to enter the very depths of that uncharted country.

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Download E-books Rebel Code: Linux And The Open Source Revolution PDF

By Glyn Moody

The open resource saga has many desirable chapters. it really is in part the tale of Linus Torvalds, the grasp hacker who may develop into leader architect of the Linux working procedure. it's also the tale of millions of committed programmers all over the world who spontaneously labored in tandem to accomplish the race to form Linux into the last word killer app. insurgent Code lines the impressive roots of this unplanned revolution. It echoes the twists and turns of Linux's unbelievable improvement, because it grew via a nearly organic strategy of accretion and at last took its position on the middle of a jigsaw puzzle that might turn into the center piece of open resource. With unheard of entry to the critical avid gamers, Moody has written a strong story of person innovation as opposed to vast enterprise. insurgent Code presents a from-the-trenches viewpoint and appears forward to how open resource is not easy long-held conceptions of expertise, trade, and culture.

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Download E-books Global History: A Short Overview PDF

By Noel Cowen

This brief booklet deals a transparent and interesting advent to the background of humankind, from the earliest hobbies of individuals to the modern epoch of globalization. Cowen lines this complicated heritage in a way which bargains either a compelling narrative and an analytical and comparative therapy. Drawing on a brand new viewpoint on international heritage, he lines the intersection of switch in economics, politics and human ideals, reading the formation, expansion and bounds of human societies. worldwide heritage indicates how a lot of human historical past encompasses 3 intersecting forces - buying and selling networks, increasing political empires and crusading creeds.

forsaking the boundaries of a Eurocentric view of the area, the publication deals a few clean insights. Its periodization embraces flow throughout continents and around the millennia. The indigenous American civilizations are incorporated, for example. The e-book additionally levels over the early civilizations of China and Europe in addition to the Russian and Islamic worlds. glossy American and jap civilizations are, additionally, a spotlight for recognition. the writer examines nationwide and neighborhood histories when it comes to wider topics, sequences and worldwide trends. In end, he seeks to deal with the query of the level to which an international society is commencing to crystallize.

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Download E-books Jungle of Stone: The True Story of Two Men, Their Extraordinary Journey, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya PDF

New York occasions Bestseller (Expeditions)

“Thrilling. … A fascinating historical past of 2 males who dramatically replaced their contemporaries’ view of the past.” — Kirkus (starred review)

"[An] event story that make[s] Indiana Jones look tame.” — Library Journal

In 1839, rumors of extraordinary but baffling stone ruins buried in the unmapped jungles of significant the USA reached of the world’s so much intrepid tourists. Seized through the stories, American diplomat John Lloyd Stephens and British artist Frederick Catherwood—both already celebrated for his or her adventures in Egypt, the Holy Land, Greece, and Rome—sailed jointly out of recent York Harbor on an excursion into the forbidding rainforests of present-day Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico. What they discovered would upend the West’s realizing of human history.

In the culture of Lost urban of Z and In the dominion of Ice, former San Francisco Chronicle journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist William Carlsen finds the remarkable tale of the invention of the traditional Maya. Enduring ailment, battle, and the torments of nature and terrain, Stephens and Catherwood meticulously exposed and documented the continues to be of an mind-blowing civilization that had flourished within the Americas whilst vintage Greece and Rome—and were its rival in paintings, structure, and tool. Their masterful publication concerning the adventure, written through Stephens and illustrated through Catherwood, grew to become a sensation, hailed by means of Edgar Allan Poe as “perhaps the main fascinating publication of go back and forth ever released” and well-known this day because the start of yankee archaeology. most vital, Stephens and Catherwood have been the 1st to know the importance of the Maya is still, realizing that their antiquity and class overturned the West’s assumptions concerning the improvement of civilization.

By the time of the flowering of classical Greece (400 b.c.), the Maya have been already developing pyramids and temples round imperative plazas. inside of a number of hundred years the buildings took on a huge scale that required hundreds of thousands of man-hours of work, and technical and organizational services. Over the following millennium, dozens of city-states advanced, each one ruled by means of robust lords, a few with populations greater than any urban in Europe on the time, and attached through road-like causeways of beaten stone. The Maya constructed a cohesive, unified cosmology, an array of universal gods, a production tale, and a shared inventive and architectural imaginative and prescient. They created stucco and stone monuments and bas reliefs, sculpting figures and hieroglyphs with subtle creative ability. At their top, an predicted ten million humans occupied the Maya’s heartland at the Yucatan Peninsula, a quarter the place in simple terms part one million now stay. And but by the point the Spanish reached the “New World,” the Maya had all yet disappeared; they might stay a secret for the following 300 years.

Today, the tables are grew to become: the Maya are justly recognized, if occasionally misunderstood, whereas Stephens and Catherwood were approximately forgotten. in line with Carlsen’s rigorous research and his personal 2,500-mile trip through the Yucatan and imperative the USA, Jungle of Stone is both an exhilarating experience narrative and a revelatory paintings of historical past that corrects our figuring out of Stephens, Catherwood, and the Maya themselves.

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Download E-books A Swamp Full of Dollars: Pipelines and Paramilitaries at Nigeria's Oil Frontier PDF

By Michael Peel

The greatest U.S. buying and selling associate in sub-Saharan Africa, petroleum-rich Nigeria exports part its day-by-day oil construction to the USA. Like many African international locations with average assets coveted through the world's superpowers, the rustic has been formed through overseas funding and intervention, conflicts between hundreds and hundreds of ethnic and non secular teams, and greed. Polio has boomed besides petroleum, small villages face off with great oil businesses, and scooter drivers run their very own ministates. The oil-rich Niger Delta sector on the center of all of it is a bother spot as sizzling because the neighborhood pepper soup.

Blending shiny reportage, background, and investigative journalism, in A Swamp choked with money journalist Michael Peel tells the tale of this striking state, which grows ever extra wild and lawless through the day as its subtle petroleum pumps via our towns. via a bunch of colourful characters--from the world Boy gangsters of Lagos to a corrupt kingdom governor who stashed cash in his London penthouse, from the militants of their swamp wooded area hideouts to grease corporation executives--Peel makes the relationship among Western power intake and the breakdown of the Nigerian nation, the place the corruption of the haves is matched merely through the decision and ingenuity of the have-nots. What has occurred to Nigeria is a stark caution to the us and different financial powers as they develop more and more frantic of their look for new oil resources: unbridled plunder ultimately rebounds on those that have performed the taking.

A Swamp filled with Dollars--shortlisted for the Guardian First publication Award--shows that if the Arab global is the precarious japanese conflict line in an intensifying international conflict for crude, then Nigeria has turn into the tumultuous western front.

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Download E-books 德川家康12:大坂风云(Tokugawa Ieyasu, Book 12) PDF

By 山冈庄八

作者:(日本)山冈庄八 译者:岳远坤 陈都伟

山冈庄八(1907-1978),日本著名历史小说家,著有《德川家康》、《织田信长》、《丰臣秀吉》、《伊达政宗》等,作品规模宏大,运笔细腻生动,代表了日本历史小说的最高成就。逝世后,因其杰出成就,被追授瑞宝勋章。
《德川家康》洋洋五百五十万言,将日本战国中后期织田信长、武田信玄、德川家康、丰臣秀吉等群雄并起的历史苍劲地铺展开来。在这样一个英雄辈出的时代,德川家康最终脱颖而出,结束战国烽烟,开启三百年太平盛世。作品展现了德川家康作为乱世终结者和盛世开创者丰满、曲折、传奇的一生,书中每一行每一页都充满着智慧与杀伐、谋略与权术、天道与玄机!它不仅成为商战兵法、政略宝典、兵家必备,更是不朽的励志传奇。
本书历时十八年始得完成,图书出版后,一时洛阳纸贵,掀起极大反响,日本前首相中曾根康弘要求日本内阁成员必读《德川家康》;经营之神、日本松下电器创建人松下幸之助要求松下员工必读《德川家康》;美国前驻日大使赖世和说:“要了解日本、超越日本,必须先了解德川家康。”著名史学家、作家柏杨先生则认为:“中国有两部书可以和<德川家康》相比,一是《资治通鉴》,一是《三国演义》。”

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Download E-books Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads: The Culture and Evolution of Natural History Museums PDF

By Stephen T. Asma

The ordinary heritage museum is a spot the place the road among "high" and "low" tradition successfully vanishes--where our awe of nature, our flavor for the unusual, and our thirst for wisdom all mix fortunately jointly. yet as Stephen Asma exhibits in Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads, there's extra occurring in those nice associations than simply shrewdpermanent fun.
Asma takes us on a wide-ranging journey of average historical past museums in long island and Chicago, London and Paris, interviewing curators, scientists, and show designers, and delivering a wealth of attention-grabbing observations. We learn the way the 1st museums have been little greater than high-toned aspect exhibits, with such garish shows because the pickled head of Peter the Great's lover. against this, ultra-modern museums are hot-beds of significant technological know-how, investment significant examine in such fields as anthropology and archaeology.
"Rich intimately, lucid rationalization, telling anecdotes, and engaging characters.... Asma has rendered a desirable and credible account of the way common heritage museums are conceived and awarded. it is the form of ebook that won't in simple terms interact a large and various readership, however it should still, better of all, ship them flocking to determine how we glance at nature and ourselves in these remarkable legacies of the interest cabinet."--The Boston Herald.

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Download E-books The Case for Israel PDF

The Case for Israel is an ardent safeguard of Israel's rights, supported by means of undeniable proof.
  • Presents a passionate examine what Israel's accusers and detractors are announcing approximately this war-torn country.
  • Dershowitz accuses those that assault Israel of overseas bigotry and backs up his argument with difficult facts.
  • Widely revered as a civil libertarian, felony educator, and protection legal professional extraordinaire, Alan Dershowitz has additionally been a passionate notwithstanding no longer uncritical supporter of Israel.

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