2017-02-11

The Manueline. Portuguese Art during the Great Discoveries

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  • Full Title : The Manueline. Portuguese Art during the Great Discoveries
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  • Publisher : Museum With No Frontiers, MWNF (Museum Ohne Grenzen)
  • ISBN Code : 390278296X
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  • Language : English
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The Manueline: Portuguese Art during the Great Discoveries reveals the splendours of an era that brought Portugal into the Modern Age. Against the backdrop of fruitful maritime exploration, King Manuel I and the Church launched a golden era of artistic patronage without precedent in the Portuguese kingdom. Broadly spanning the period between 1490 and 1540, the Manueline combined the Portuguese Late Gothic style with an ornamental grammar featuring fantastical maritime motifs and influenced by Mudejar and other styles, and achieved a unique architectural symbiosis that was perfectly emblematic of the country and of the monarch after which it was later named. The MWNF Travel Books convey the local perspective of history, art and cultural heritage. Through its 14 Itineraries, The Manueline: Portuguese Art during the Great Discoveries invites the reader to discover 182 museums, monuments and sites in 60 locations across Portugal. The title is available in English, in two editions, paperback and eBook. 339 colour illustrations, 368 pages.


2011-05-05

The Great Sea

By David Abulafia
  • Full Title : The Great Sea
  • Author : David Abulafia
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 0141969997
  • Pages : 816
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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For over three thousand years, the Mediterranean Sea has been one of the great centres of world civilisation. From the time of historical Troy until the middle of the nineteenth century, human activity here decisively shaped much of the course of world history. David Abulafia's The Great Sea is the first complete history of the Mediterranean from the erection of the mysterious temples on Malta around 3500 BC to the recent reinvention of the Mediterranean's shores as a tourist destination. Part of the argument of Abulafia's book is that the great port cities - Alexandria, Trieste and Salonika and many others - prospered in part because of their ability to allow many different peoples, religions and identities to co-exist within sometimes very confined spaces. He also brilliantly populates his history with identifiable individuals whose lives illustrate with great immediacy the wider developments he is describing. The Great Sea ranges stupendously across time and the whole extraordinary space of the Mediterranean from Gibraltar to Jaffa, Venice to Alexandria. Rather than imposing a false unity on the sea and the teeming human activity it has sustained, the book emphasises diversity - ethnic, linguistic, religious and political. Anyone who reads it will leave it with their understanding of those societies and their histories enormously enriched.


The World's Greatest Books (Fiction)

By Various Authors
  • Full Title : The World's Greatest Books (Fiction)
  • Author : Various Authors
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN Code : 1465589465
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Edward VI. was dead, poisoned, it was rumoured, by the Duke of Northumberland, Grandmaster of the Realm. For three days had an attempt been made to keep his death secret, so that the proud and ambitious duke might seize the persons of the Princess Mary and the Princess Elizabeth. But the former, warned in time, had escaped the snare; and the Duke of Northumberland, finding further dissimulation useless, boldly proclaimed his daughter-in-law, Lady Jane Grey, queen. On July 10, 1553, Queen Jane, the wisest and most beautiful woman in the kingdom, though only sixteen years of age, was conducted in state to the Tower, where it was the custom for the monarchs of England to spend the first few days of their reign. But the crowds who watched her departure from Durham House, in the Strand, were silent and sullen. Her youthful beauty and grace might win an involuntary cry of admiration, but the heart of the people was not hers. They recognised that she was but the tool of her father-in-law, whom, because of his overweening ambition, they hated. All the pride and pomp of silken banners and cloth of gold could not mask the gloomy presage of the young queen's reign. The very heavens thundered; and owing to the press of boats that surrounded the procession, many small craft were overturned and their occupants thrown into the water. And if further signs of portending evil were wanted, they could be discerned in the uneasy whisperings of those lords of the Privy Council who were present, or in the sinister face of the Spaniard, Simon Renard, ambassador to the Emperor Charles V. "This farce will not last long," he said to De Noailles, the French ambassador. "The Privy Council are the duke's secret enemies, and through them I shall strike the scepter from Jane's grasp and place it in the hand of Mary." Elsewhere in the procession, Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, uttered in a low voice to Ridley, Bishop of London, his fears for the future; while certain lords of the Privy Council, who had planned the assassination of the Duke of Northumberland, and were aware that their plot had been discovered, approached the portals of the Tower in fear and trembling. But there was one man at least who did not share the general depression and uneasiness. Cuthbert Cholmondeley, esquire to Lord Guildford Dudley, husband of Queen Jane, found much to interest him in the scene. The reception of her Majesty by Og, Gog, and Magog had already driven away the sense of portending evil from his mind when he caught sight of a girl's face in the crowd. It was only for a moment that he had sight of it; but it left such a deep impression on his mind that for the rest of the day he burned with impatience to discover who the girl might be.


2016-07-25

Garden of Stars: A gripping novel of hope, family and love across the ages

By Rose Alexander
  • Full Title : Garden of Stars: A gripping novel of hope, family and love across the ages
  • Author : Rose Alexander
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN Code : 0008206872
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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‘GARDEN OF STARS by Rose Alexander is a stunning debut novel, rich in detail and brimming with emotion.’ – Books of all Kinds The Alentejo, Portugal 1934


2016-04-01

The Economic Aspects of the History of the Civilization of Japan

By Yosaburo Takekoshi
  • Full Title : The Economic Aspects of the History of the Civilization of Japan
  • Author : Yosaburo Takekoshi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136523731
  • Pages : 1632
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  • Language : English
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Originally published by Allen & Unwin in 1930 this 3-volume collection brings together writings on the economic aspects of Japan's history. Covering the period from the 1600s until the 1920s this work offers the reader, not only an economic history of the Japanese, but also a social and political history. By explaining the realities of daily life during the periods covered, this collection allows the economic aspects to be fully appreciated.


2017-11-22

Community organising against racism

By Craig, Gary
  • Full Title : Community organising against racism
  • Author : Craig, Gary
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • ISBN Code : 1447333756
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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In this unique global collection, Gary Craig and his contributors blend theory and practice-based case studies to review how different community development approaches can empower minority ethnic communities to confront racism and overcome social, economic and political disadvantage. The book explores key questions about the empowerment and capacity-building of minority ethnic groups. Using case studies from across the ‘developed’ world, and in differing social and economic contexts, contributors explore these issues in working with asylum-seeker communities, addressing tensions between minorities and building alliances, in work with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, and using arts-based approaches. The book will stimulate wider debates about the role of community development in relation to ‘race’ and ethnicity at a time when ‘race’ is being ‘invisibilised’ in public policy, and will be an invaluable resource for policy-makers, politicians, academics, and students from many disciplines.


2010

The Book of Disquiet

By Fernando Pessoa
  • Full Title : The Book of Disquiet
  • Author : Fernando Pessoa
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • ISBN Code : 1846687357
  • Pages : 262
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A prize-winning international classic, first published in English in 1993, now with a new foreword by William Boyd.


2017-05-15

The Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque, Second Viceroy of India

By Walter de Gray Birch
  • Full Title : The Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque, Second Viceroy of India
  • Author : Walter de Gray Birch
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 131703774X
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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This is translated from the Portuguese Edition of 1774, with Notes and an Introduction. Continued in First Series 55, 62, and 69. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1875.


2021-03-06

English-Portuguese Learner's Dictionary (Arranged by Themes, Beginner - Upper Intermediate II Levels)

By Multi Linguis
  • Full Title : English-Portuguese Learner's Dictionary (Arranged by Themes, Beginner - Upper Intermediate II Levels)
  • Author : Multi Linguis
  • Publisher : Multi Linguis
  • ISBN Code : 1005562520
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Multi Linguis offers you a frequency-thematic learner's dictionary of the Portuguese language. It includes up to 9000 essential words and phrases belonging to the levels from Beginner to Upper Intermediate II (A1 - B2.2 CEFR). The entries are divided into 150 vocabulary themes as well as 6 learning steps. They are arranged by themes‚ not by the alphabet. The book is intended to help you learn and revise this language but can also be applied for translating or entertaining. You may use it separately or as an additional tool for any suited educational course. The Multi Linguis Project is based on the Wiktionary corpus and created by one person. The database of the Learner's Dictionaries includes 9 000 lemmas (words and phrases)‚ their translations in many languages as well as transcriptions‚ transliterations and grammar information. All these lemmas are divided into 6 learning steps of 1500 entries each and also 150 vocabulary themes grouped in 30 super themes. They can be arranged by themes‚ steps‚ parts of speech or keywords‚ but never by the alphabet. Different types of dictionaries are offered for the same language. They are designed in an original way to be convenient and efficient. All of them are available in epub format. Multi Linguis is presently able to publish such books for more than 70 languages. It's planned to improve them and increase their number. You can find more dictionaries in this store.


2015-10-14

The Portuguese in the Creole Indian Ocean

By Fernando Rosa
  • Full Title : The Portuguese in the Creole Indian Ocean
  • Author : Fernando Rosa
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137566264
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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This monograph is an exploration of the historical legacy of the Portuguese in the Indian Ocean, in particular in Goa, Macau, Melaka, and Malabar. Instead of fixing the gaze on either the colonial or the indigenous, it attempts to scrutinise a creole space that is rooted in Indian Ocean cosmopolitanism.


1975

A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels (Complete) Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery and Commerce by Sea and Land from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time

By Robert Kerr
  • Full Title : A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels (Complete) Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery and Commerce by Sea and Land from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time
  • Author : Robert Kerr
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN Code : 1465516123
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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2016-05-01

A Short History of Modern Angola

By David Birmingham
  • Full Title : A Short History of Modern Angola
  • Author : David Birmingham
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190613173
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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This history by celebrated Africanist David Birmingham begins in 1820 with the Portuguese attempt to create a third, African, empire after the virtual loss of Asia and America. In the nineteenth century the most valuable resource extracted from Angola was agricultural labor, first as privately owned slaves and later as conscript workers. The colony was managed by a few marine officers, by several hundred white political convicts, and by a couple of thousand black Angolans who had adopted Portuguese language and culture. The hub was the harbor city of Luanda which grew in the twentieth century to be a dynamic metropolis of several million people. The export of labor was gradually replaced when an agrarian revolution enabled white Portuguese immigrants to drive black Angolan laborers to produce sugar cane, cotton, maize and above all coffee. During the twentieth century Congo copper supplemented this wealth, by gem-quality diamonds, and by offshore oil. Although much of the countryside retained its dollar-a-day peasant economy, new wealth generated conflict which pitted white against black, north against south, coast against highland, American allies against Russian allies. The generation of warfare finally ended in 2002 when national reconstruction could begin on Portuguese colonial foundations.


2014-10-28

West Germany and the Portuguese Dictatorship, 1968–1974

By R. Lopes
  • Full Title : West Germany and the Portuguese Dictatorship, 1968–1974
  • Author : R. Lopes
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137402083
  • Pages : 280
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  • Language : English
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West Germany and the Portuguese Dictatorship 1968-1974 examines West Germany's ambiguous policy towards the Portuguese dictatorship of Marcelo Caetano. Lopes sheds new light on the social, economic, military, and diplomatic dimensions of the awkward relationship between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Caetano regime.


2014-05-07

TransLatin Joyce

By B. Price,C. Salgado,J. Schwartz
  • Full Title : TransLatin Joyce
  • Author : B. Price,C. Salgado,J. Schwartz
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137407468
  • Pages : 260
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  • Language : English
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TransLatin Joyce explores the circulation of James Joyce's work in the Ibero-American literary system. The essays address Joycean literary engagements in Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Mexico, and Cuba, using concepts from postcolonial translation studies, antimodernism, game theory, sound studies, deconstruction, and post-Euclidean physics.


2017-08-10

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

By Paul Kennedy
  • Full Title : The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers
  • Author : Paul Kennedy
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN Code : 0008226474
  • Pages : 928
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE Paul Kennedy’s international bestseller is a sweeping account of five hundred years of fluctuating economic muscle and military might.


2020-02-08

Rugbeians in the Great War

By Daniel J. McLean
  • Full Title : Rugbeians in the Great War
  • Author : Daniel J. McLean
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword Military
  • ISBN Code : 1526742861
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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The courage and sacrifices during World War I of the students who attended the influential boarding school best known for the sport that bears its name. Few schools can claim to have had such a deep and diverse effect on British history as Rugby. Its influence on the sporting field is well-known, but this book examines the roles played by Rugbeians in many different spheres during the Great War. Politicians and academics, Olympians and artists all left their ordinary lives to fight for their country and it was their school which bound them together. Some such as Ernest Swinton, inventor of the tank, and Maurice Hankey, Cabinet Secretary, had direct influence on the shaping of the conflict, whereas others such as Duncan Mackinnon (Olympic gold medal-winning rower) and the Cawley brothers (both Members of Parliament) are remembered primarily for their pre-war achievements. Until now there has never been a volume which traces the extent of Rugby’s influence, but this book showcases the extraordinary range of individuals from the school who left their mark on the war and the world at large. “I would say that the author has gone to great concentration and written an excellent and very detailed book. There is no other thing to do but to recommend this book, a really excellent book.” —The UK Historian


2015-08-21

Great Events in the History of North and South America

By Charles A. Goodrich
  • Full Title : Great Events in the History of North and South America
  • Author : Charles A. Goodrich
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN Code : 1465574018
  • Pages : 408
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  • Language : English
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Great Events in the History of North and South America The plan of the following work, whatever may be thought of its execution, will commend itself, it is believed, to the taste and judgment of the public. It proceeds upon the principle of selection, being chiefly confined to the Great Events of American History, and which are treated of as distinct subjects. In these respects, the work differs from other historical works on the same subject. The advantages of a work thus constructed, are too obvious to need specification. Yet, it may be remarked, that great events in history are like great objects in nature and art. It is the bolder features of a country—the more costly and imposing edifices of the city—the higher and more elaborate achievements of art—upon which we delight to dwell. In like manner, great events attract our attention and interest our minds, because of their relations—because of the higher qualities of mind which, perhaps, gave them birth, and the striking and lasting changes which grow out of them. They serve as landmarks in our drift down the stream of time. We date from them. We refer to them. We measure between them. We compare them one with another—their causes, progress, influences; and, in so doing, our knowledge of men and things is advanced—our false opinions are corrected—our topics for interesting and profitable speculation and reflection greatly multiplied. A thorough perusal of a work thus constructed will secure, it is believed, a more competent and permanent knowledge of the history of a country, than some half-dozen readings of that history, written on the ordinary plan. The principle of selection will render the work the more valuable to certain classes of persons—to those who, desirous of a competent knowledge of the history of their country, have but a limited time to devote to the study of it; to the young, whose minds are apt to become wearied and perplexed with the number and details of minor events; and to those who wish to refresh their recollections, without the labor and loss of time incident to the perusal of works constructed on the common plan. Each of these classes will find their interests consulted in the work before them, while the general reader may profitably proceed from the perusal of such a volume to those which describe events and details more minutely.


2015-11-01

Dampier, the Dutch and the Great South Land

By Rob Mundle
  • Full Title : Dampier, the Dutch and the Great South Land
  • Author : Rob Mundle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • ISBN Code : 1460705602
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The extraordinary story of how Dutch sailors found Australia and an English pirate almost beat Captain Cook Rob Mundle is back on the water with another sweeping and powerful account of Australian maritime history. It is the story of 17th-century European mariners - sailors, adventurers and explorers - who became transfixed by the idea of the existence of a Great South Land: ‘Terra Australis Incognita'. Rob takes you aboard the tiny ship, Duyfken, in 1606 when Dutch navigator and explorer, Willem Janszoon, and his 20-man crew became the first Europeans to discover Australia – on the coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria. In the decades that followed, more Dutch mariners, like Hartog, Tasman, and Janszoon (for a second time), discovered and mapped the majority of the coast of what would become Australia. Yet, incredibly, the Dutch made no effort to lay claim to it, or establish any settlements. This process began with British explorer and former pirate William Dampier on the west coast in 1688, and by the time Captain Cook arrived in 1770, all that was to be done was chart the east coast and claim what the Dutch had discovered.