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The Dawn of Everything

By David Graeber,David Wengrow
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  • Publisher : Signal
  • Isbn : 9780771049835
  • Pages : 704
  • Category : History
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Renowned activist and public intellectual David Graeber teams up with professor of comparative archaeology David Wengrow to deliver a trailblazing account of human history, challenging our most fundamental assumptions about social evolution--from the development of agriculture and cities to the emergence of "the state," political violence, and social inequality--and revealing new possibilities for human emancipation. For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike--either free and equal innocents, or thuggish and warlike. Civilization, we are told, could only be achieved by sacrificing those original freedoms, or alternatively, by taming our baser instincts. Graeber and Wengrow show how such theories first emerged in the eighteenth century as a conservative reaction to powerful critiques of European society posed by Indigenous observers and intellectuals. Revisiting this encounter has startling implications for how we make sense of human history today, including the origins of farming, property, cities, democracy, slavery, and civilization itself. Drawing on path-breaking research in archaeology and anthropology, the authors show how history becomes a far more interesting place once we learn to throw off our conceptual shackles and perceive what's really there. If humans did not spend 95% of their evolutionary past in tiny bands of hunter-gatherers, what were they doing all that time? If agriculture, and cities, did not mean a plunge into hierarchy and domination, then what kinds of social and economic organization did they lead to? What was really happening during the periods that we usually describe as the emergence of "the state"? The answers are often unexpected, and suggest that the course of human history may be less set in stone, and more full of playful, hopeful possibilities, than we tend to assume. The Dawn of Everything fundamentally transforms our understanding of the human past and offers a path toward imagining new forms of freedom, new ways of organizing society. This is a monumental book of formidable intellectual range, animated by curiosity, moral vision, and a faith in the power of direct action.

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Robert Collier is the author of the successful self-improvement and metaphysical books focusing on the practical psychology of abundance, desire, faith, visualization, confident action, and personal development. Content: "Riches Within Your Reach" presents the compilation of four Collier's works, assembled with the goal of explaining the importance of mental visualization in accomplishing prosperity and success. Collier's concepts are consistent to what most books on achievement subscribe to such as power of thoughts, law of attraction and compensation. What sets him apart from the others is the level of detail, intellectual depth and spiritual directness. The works assembled in Riches Within Your Reach are, "The God in You," The Magic Word," "The Secret Power," and "The Law of the Higher Potential." "The Secret of the Ages" is an insightful book which deals with the power of the subconscious mind, asserting deep revelation regarding the power of thoughts, the mind, and universal supply. It addresses the spiritual, mental and financial areas of life, pointing the importance of the right mental attitude in present and future success. "The Robert Collier Letter Book" deals with copywriting and sales letters, explaining techniques, methods and the theory of letter writing which prove to be transferable to completely different times. The author presents plentiful examples of promotional letter writing from a bygone era which show the principles underlying the actual writing. Collier also discusses the interplay between marketing and business strategy, including accounting and product development. His samples provide highly relevant guidance for marketers.

Tanbûr Long-Necked Lutes along the Silk Road and beyond

By Hans de Zeeuw
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
  • Isbn : 9781789691702
  • Pages : 206
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 344
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Book Summary:

This book is divided into two main parts: ‘The Tanbûr Tradition’ discusses the origin, history, construction and playing techniques of tanbûrs; ‘The Tanbûr Family’ focusses on long-necked lutes as a family of musical instruments. After a short introduction, the construction, playing technique, and musical traditions are discussed.

The Religions of Japan, from the Dawn of History to the Era of Méiji

By William Elliot Griffis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Isbn : EAN:8596547027690
  • Pages : 386
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 844
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This book by a Christian missionary Herbert W. Page aimed to present the overall picture of the religious vies in the middle of the Victorian era. The author mentions that Japan at that time had already developed strong boundaries with China and India, yet not absorbed by them. This book is an interesting read in terms of the history of religion or a study of Orient cultures and customs.

Being Black

By Ziri Dafranchi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hereditas Press Limited
  • Isbn : 9781838385958
  • Pages : 254
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 197
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Book Summary:

The deeply revealing truth about the hidden identity of some of today’s Black people. Book Two of the Trilogy of Truth. Ever since the ideology of race was invented, black people have been victim to racial injustices, from generation to generation, in different parts of the world, particularly in multiracial societies. Despite several centuries of Civil Rights and Anti-Racism movements and activism, the unequal and unhealthy status quo has persisted. Being Black: Rediscovering A Lost Identity draws from anthropology, history, religion, and sociology to present the real reason why this is so. It explores the hidden story of human origin in Africa, the subsequent migratory waves through which each continental landmass was first settled, the impact of subsequent migrations in the modern era on the demography of each continent while also presenting the untold story of Africa and African civilisations before transatlantic slavery. Based on research evidence, Ziri makes a connection between ancient Israelites and some modern African populations while highlighting how Africa’s fortune was subsequently severely impacted as a result. Pointing out how the present ideology of race was a by-product of historic slavery, he highlights how it was subsequently politicised and employed for the marginalisation of the Black people. Written with Ziri’s trademark incisiveness, objectiveness, and clarity, this epic and enlightening journey of rediscovery is Being Black: Rediscovering A Lost Identity.

Women's Spirituality

By Mary Faulkner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hampton Roads Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781612831350
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 446
  • File Pdf: women-s-spirituality.pdf

Book Summary:

From the inside scoop on goddesses, Amazons, and ancient matriarchal societies, to feminist theology and pagan rituals--Women’s Spirituality offers a comprehensive survey of what is happening in women’s spirituality today. Mary Faulkner also provides a sweeping historical and social overview of women’s spiritual experience from the dawn of civilization to present day: Goddesses, amazons, priestesses and Magicthe history of early matriarchal societiesecofeminismPagan and New Age ritualsWiccan, Celtic, Jewish, Christian, native peoples, and other spiritual traditions Faulkner also highlights the work of well-known writers, theologians, and academics who have contributed to the field, including Barbara Walker, Marija Gimbutas, Luisah Teish, Starhawk, Alice Walker, Rosemary Ruether, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sallie McFague, Mary Daly, Judith Plaskow, Carol Christ, Sue Monk Kidd, and many more. For the novice, adept, or the simply curious, this book offers both a sweeping history and an inside view of one of the most profound movements and moving religious impulses of today.

Librarians, Historians, and New Opportunities for Discourse: A Guide for Clio's Helpers

By Joel D. Kitchens
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 9781598846263
  • Pages : 120
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 669
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Book Summary:

This book stimulates informed dialogue between librarians and historians regarding the changing nature of history and the resultant needs for a wider variety of collections and library services, including inter-library loan, library instruction, outreach, and reference.

Michael Oakeshott Selected Writings Collection

By Michael Oakeshott
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Isbn : 9781845407827
  • Pages : 3341
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 342
  • File Pdf: michael-oakeshott-selected-writings-collection.pdf

Book Summary:

A collection of 6 volumes of Oakeshott's work: Notebooks, 1922-86, Early Political Writings 1925-30, The Concept of a Philosophical Jurisprudence, Vocabulary of a Modern European State, Lectures in the History of Political Thought, and What is History?

Time to Choose

By Dawn Kazmierzak
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Isbn : 9781490830506
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 949
  • File Pdf: time-to-choose.pdf

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Hilda Gutwein, the youngest of eight children born to a German farmer, grew up in a war zone--the Balkan States. Her family lived under socialism, communism, and Hitler’s Third Reich. Eventually, they were caught between two totalitarian forms of government, and Hilda’s father had to make a choice for his family: stay and defend their homeland or leave everything behind. Follow the story of Hilda’s journey from a land controlled by fear and brutality to a land of freedom. Moreover, it’s an account of unwavering faith in the One who is trustworthy and unchanging no matter what comes. Through Hilda’s accounts, you’ll gain insights about: A culture headed to the default of a dictator, monarch, or centralized power How propaganda instills fear and a need for government protection The true role and abilities of government How censorship, deceptive concepts, and false ideologies can spread through media Why freedom is prized by most of the world’s citizenry but is rarely obtained. Beyond an inspiring account, each chapter ends with a “Connecting the Dots” section in which you and your family can begin to think about it, transmit your values, and formulate your own plans to mind the minds, souls, and virtues of your children, your community, and your nation. In light of the climate of your country today, where will you look for your family’s future? The time is now. It’s your turn to choose.

World Civilizations And History Of Human Development

By Robert Holton,William Richard Nasson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Isbn : 9781848262133
  • Pages : 404
  • Category :
  • Reads : 710
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Book Summary:

World Civilizations and History of Human Development is a component of Encyclopedia of Social Sciences and Humanities in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty Encyclopedias. The Theme on World Civilizations and History of Human Development discusses the essential aspects such as Civilizational Analysis: A Paradigm in the Making; The European Civilizational Constellation: A Historical Sociology, African Civilizations: From the Pre-colonial to the Modern Day; Industrial Civilization; Global Civilization - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; Islamic Civilizations; War, Peace And Civilizations; History: The Meaning and Role of History in Human Development; Role of Human Societies in the History of The Biosphere; Environmentalism; Role of Gender and Family Identities in Human History; Modern Approaches to the Teaching of History; Developing Dialogues: The Value of Oral History; Historical Knowledge. Nature and Man: Orientations to Historical Time; Big History This volume is aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.

The Imminent Collapse of America and of the Whole Western Civilization

By Angelo Bertolo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 1475949766
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 929
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Book Summary:

In the 5000 years of the history that we know, great empires grew and fell according to certain patterns that repeat themselves like laws of nature. The USA rose and grew to prominence in the world, reached its zenith in 1945 with the military victory and with the atom bomb, but is not destined to stay there forever. The book tries to draw the attention to the signs of decadence that match the patterns of the decadence of previous empires in history, and the patterns of growth, of progress in other cultural milieus: very few pundits in America, and in the western media in general, seem to be aware of this fact. The birth rates keep diminishing in America, and are very low in Europe. In other civilisations the birth rates have been high, and those countries count more in the world today, politically and economically, than a few generations ago. In addition, the irrational and passionate attitude of those peoples, including the aggressive suicidal attitude with religious and political connotations, is a sign of progress for them. Those people who are in favour of family planning programs and of a more relaxed morality are acting against the general interests of their countries.

Fifth Grade Homeschooling

By Greg Sherman,Thomas Bell,Terri Raymond
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HomeSchool Brew Press
  • Isbn : 9781629173313
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 293
  • File Pdf: fifth-grade-homeschooling.pdf

Book Summary:

Over 50 discussion questions and activities, and 300 questions, fill this comprehensive workbook. The book covers science, math and social science for fith grade. If you are homeschooling (or if you are just trying to get extra practice for your child), then you already know that social science workbooks and curriculum can be expensive. Homeschool Brew is trying to change that! We have teamed with teachers and parents to create books for prices parents can afford. We believe education shouldn’t be expensive. Each subject may also be purchased individually.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of World History

By Donker Van Heel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781317456315
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 267
  • File Pdf: the-illustrated-encyclopedia-of-world-history.pdf

Book Summary:

Peter deLeon argues that while it is often individuals who actually engage in political corruption, it is the US political system that condones or encourages such actions. Once this perspective is recognised, one can begin to understand ways in which the costs of corruption might be alleviated.

The Glories of Ireland

By Joseph Dunn,P.J. Lennox
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dalcassian Publishing Company
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 357
  • Category : Ireland
  • Reads : 452
  • File Pdf: the-glories-of-ireland.pdf

Book Summary:

Read and download full book The Glories of Ireland