2016-05-12

People's History and Socialist Theory (Routledge Revivals)

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  • Full Title : People's History and Socialist Theory (Routledge Revivals)
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317206916
  • Pages : 417
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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First published in 1981, this book brings together different types of work by numerous fragmented groups in the field of Marxist history and puts them in dialogue with each other. It takes stock of then recent work, explores the main new lines, and looks at the political and ideological circumstances shaping the direction of historical work, past and present. The scope of the book is international with contributions on African history, fascism and anti-fascism, French labour history, and the transition from feudalism to capitalism. It also incorporates feminist history and gives attention to some of the leading questions raised for social history by the women’s movement.


1995

Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

By Merriam-Webster, Inc,MERRIAM-WEBSTER STAFF,Encyclopaedia Britannica Publishers, Inc. Staff
  • Full Title : Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature
  • Author : Merriam-Webster, Inc,MERRIAM-WEBSTER STAFF,Encyclopaedia Britannica Publishers, Inc. Staff
  • Publisher : Merriam-Webster
  • ISBN Code : 9780877790426
  • Pages : 1236
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Describes authors, works, and literary terms from all eras and all parts of the world.


1966

The Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century

By Richard Henry Tawney
  • Full Title : The Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century
  • Author : Richard Henry Tawney
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN Code : 146558465X
  • Pages : 464
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  • Language : English
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2017-01-26

The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery

By Paul Kennedy
  • Full Title : The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery
  • Author : Paul Kennedy
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 0141983833
  • Pages : 464
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Paul Kennedy's classic naval history, now updated with a new introduction by the author This acclaimed book traces Britain's rise and fall as a sea power from the Tudors to the present day. Challenging the traditional view that the British are natural 'sons of the waves', he suggests instead that the country's fortunes as a significant maritime force have always been bound up with its economic growth. In doing so, he contributes significantly to the centuries-long debate between 'continental' and 'maritime' schools of strategy over Britain's policy in times of war. Setting British naval history within a framework of national, international, economic, political and strategic considerations, he offers a fresh approach to one of the central questions in British history. A new introduction extends his analysis into the twenty-first century and reflects on current American and Chinese ambitions for naval mastery. 'Excellent and stimulating' Correlli Barnett 'The first scholar to have set the sweep of British Naval history against the background of economic history' Michael Howard, Sunday Times 'By far the best study that has ever been done on the subject ... a sparkling and apt quotation on practically every page' Daniel A. Baugh, International History Review 'The best single-volume study of Britain and her naval past now available to us' Jon Sumida, Journal of Modern History


2012-03-09

The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation

By David Ricardo
  • Full Title : The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation
  • Author : David Ricardo
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 0486147916
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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DIVThis landmark treatise formulated the principles behind the market economy. Its foundation of the tenets of diminishing returns and economic rent led to the doctrines of distribution theory and international trade theory. /div


2014-12-02

Basic Economics

By Thomas Sowell
  • Full Title : Basic Economics
  • Author : Thomas Sowell
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • ISBN Code : 0465056849
  • Pages : 704
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The bestselling citizen's guide to economics Basic Economics is a citizen's guide to economics, written for those who want to understand how the economy works but have no interest in jargon or equations. Bestselling economist Thomas Sowell explains the general principles underlying different economic systems: capitalist, socialist, feudal, and so on. In readable language, he shows how to critique economic policies in terms of the incentives they create, rather than the goals they proclaim. With clear explanations of the entire field, from rent control and the rise and fall of businesses to the international balance of payments, this is the first book for anyone who wishes to understand how the economy functions. This fifth edition includes a new chapter explaining the reasons for large differences of wealth and income between nations. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English.


2006-01-01

Condition of the Working-Class in England

By Friedrich Engels
  • Full Title : Condition of the Working-Class in England
  • Author : Friedrich Engels
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN Code : 1442936916
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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This masterpiece by Engels reflects his views on the plight of labour classes in England. It is based on his in-depth research and parliamentary reports. In a factual and analytic manner he has voiced his support for fundamental human rights. It is an emphatic protest against the barbarianism of capitalism and industrialization. A prototypical opus!


2013-11-05

The Agricultural Revolution

By Eric Kerridge
  • Full Title : The Agricultural Revolution
  • Author : Eric Kerridge
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 113660295X
  • Pages : 432
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  • Language : English
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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


2021-04-11

Reflections on the Revolution in France

By Edmund Burke
  • Full Title : Reflections on the Revolution in France
  • Author : Edmund Burke
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 253
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  • Language : English
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"Reflections on the Revolution in France" by Edmund Burke. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


2018-09-18

These Truths: A History of the United States

By Jill Lepore
  • Full Title : These Truths: A History of the United States
  • Author : Jill Lepore
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN Code : 0393635252
  • Pages : 960
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  • Language : English
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New York Times Bestseller In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history. Written in elegiac prose, Lepore’s groundbreaking investigation places truth itself—a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence—at the center of the nation’s history. The American experiment rests on three ideas—"these truths," Jefferson called them—political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people. And it rests, too, on a fearless dedication to inquiry, Lepore argues, because self-government depends on it. But has the nation, and democracy itself, delivered on that promise? These Truths tells this uniquely American story, beginning in 1492, asking whether the course of events over more than five centuries has proven the nation’s truths, or belied them. To answer that question, Lepore traces the intertwined histories of American politics, law, journalism, and technology, from the colonial town meeting to the nineteenth-century party machine, from talk radio to twenty-first-century Internet polls, from Magna Carta to the Patriot Act, from the printing press to Facebook News. Along the way, Lepore’s sovereign chronicle is filled with arresting sketches of both well-known and lesser-known Americans, from a parade of presidents and a rogues’ gallery of political mischief makers to the intrepid leaders of protest movements, including Frederick Douglass, the famed abolitionist orator; William Jennings Bryan, the three-time presidential candidate and ultimately tragic populist; Pauli Murray, the visionary civil rights strategist; and Phyllis Schlafly, the uncredited architect of modern conservatism. Americans are descended from slaves and slave owners, from conquerors and the conquered, from immigrants and from people who have fought to end immigration. "A nation born in contradiction will fight forever over the meaning of its history," Lepore writes, but engaging in that struggle by studying the past is part of the work of citizenship. "The past is an inheritance, a gift and a burden," These Truths observes. "It can’t be shirked. There’s nothing for it but to get to know it."


2013-10-15

The Night Battles

By Carlo Ginzburg
  • Full Title : The Night Battles
  • Author : Carlo Ginzburg
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1421409933
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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In his new preface, Ginzburg reflects on the interplay of chance and discovery, as well as on the relationship between anomalous cases and historical generalizations.


2007-03-20

Sophie's World

By Jostein Gaarder
  • Full Title : Sophie's World
  • Author : Jostein Gaarder
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN Code : 1466804270
  • Pages : 544
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  • Language : English
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One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.


2017-12-08

A History of Childhood

By Colin Heywood
  • Full Title : A History of Childhood
  • Author : Colin Heywood
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1509525386
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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Colin Heywood's classic account of childhood from the early Middle Ages to the First World War combines a long-run historical perspective with a broad geographical spread. This new, comprehensively updated edition incorporates the findings of the most recent research, and in particular revises and expands the sections on theoretical developments in the 'new social studies of childhood', on medieval conceptions of the child, on parenting and on children’s literature. Rather than merely narrating their experiences from the perspectives of adults, Heywood incorporates children’s testimonies, 'looking up' as well as 'down'. Paying careful attention to elements of continuity as well as change, he tells a story of astonishing material improvement for the lives of children in advanced societies, while showing how the business of preparing for adulthood became more and more complicated and fraught with emotional difficulties. Rich with evocative details of everyday life, and providing the most concise and readable synthesis of the literature available, Heywood's book will be indispensable to all those interested in the study of childhood.


2010-02-17

Freakonomics Rev Ed

By Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Full Title : Freakonomics Rev Ed
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0061792802
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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The legendary bestseller that made millions look at the world in a radically different way returns in a new edition, now including an exclusive discussion between the authors and bestselling professor of psychology Angela Duckworth. Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? Which should be feared more: snakes or french fries? Why do sumo wrestlers cheat? In this groundbreaking book, leading economist Steven Levitt—Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and winner of the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark medal for the economist under 40 who has made the greatest contribution to the discipline—reveals that the answers. Joined by acclaimed author and podcast host Stephen J. Dubner, Levitt presents a brilliant—and brilliantly entertaining—account of how incentives of the most hidden sort drive behavior in ways that turn conventional wisdom on its head.


2018-04-17

The Order of Things

By Michel Foucault
  • Full Title : The Order of Things
  • Author : Michel Foucault
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317336682
  • Pages : 448
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  • Language : English
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When one defines "order" as a sorting of priorities, it becomes beautifully clear as to what Foucault is doing here. With virtuoso showmanship, he weaves an intensely complex history of thought. He dips into literature, art, economics and even biology in The Order of Things, possibly one of the most significant, yet most overlooked, works of the twentieth century. Eclipsed by his later work on power and discourse, nonetheless it was The Order of Things that established Foucault's reputation as an intellectual giant. Pirouetting around the outer edge of language, Foucault unsettles the surface of literary writing. In describing the limitations of our usual taxonomies, he opens the door onto a whole new system of thought, one ripe with what he calls "exotic charm". Intellectual pyrotechnics from the master of critical thinking, this book is crucial reading for those who wish to gain insight into that odd beast called Postmodernism, and a must for any fan of Foucault.