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Download E-books Stolen Women in Medieval England: Rape, Abduction, and Adultery, 1100-1500 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series) PDF

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By Caroline Dunn

This research of illicit sexuality in medieval England explores hyperlinks among marriage and intercourse, legislation and affliction, and estate and tool. a few medieval Englishwomen persisted rape or have been abducted for pressured marriages, but such a lot ravished ladies have been married and plenty of 'wife-thefts' weren't pressured kidnappings yet situations of adultery fictitiously framed as abduction through deserted husbands. In pursuing the topics of illicit sexuality and non-normative marital practices, this paintings analyses the nuances of the foremost Latin time period raptus and the 3 overlapping offences that it could possibly denote: rape, abduction and adultery. This research broadens our figuring out of the function of girls within the criminal method; presents a way for analysing male keep an eye on over girl our bodies, sexuality and entry to the courts; and divulges ways that woman business enterprise may, infrequently, manoeuvre round such controls.

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Download E-books The Modern World-System I: Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century (With a New Prologue) PDF

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By Immanuel Wallerstein

Immanuel Wallerstein’s hugely influential, multi-volume opus, the fashionable World-System, is considered one of this century’s maximum works of social technology. An cutting edge, panoramic reinterpretation of worldwide heritage, it strains the emergence and improvement of the trendy global from the 16th to the 20 th century.

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Download E-books Death of Virgil PDF

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By Hermann Broch

It's the reign of the Emperor Augustus, and Publius Vergilius Maro, the poet of the Aeneid and Caesar's enchanter, has been summoned to the palace, the place he'll presently die. Out of the final hours of Virgil's lifestyles and the ultimate stirrings of his awareness, the Austrian author Hermann Broch shaped one of many nice works of twentieth-century modernism, a publication that embraces a complete global and renders it with an immediacy that's right away sensual and profound. started whereas Broch was once imprisoned in a German focus camp, The loss of life of Virgil is an element ancient novel and half prose poem -- and consistently an intensely musical and immensely evocative meditation at the relation among existence and demise, the traditional and the trendy.

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Download E-books Lusitania: Triumph, Tragedy, and the End of the Edwardian Age PDF

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On the one hundredth Anniversary of its sinking, King and Wilson inform the tale of the Lusitania's glamorous passengers and the torpedo that ended an period and triggered the U.S. access into global conflict I.
Lusitania: She was once a boat of desires, sporting millionaires and aristocrats, actresses and impresarios, writers and suffragettes – a microcosm of the final years of the waning Edwardian period and the arrival impacts of the 20 th Century. whilst she left manhattan on her ultimate voyage, she sailed from the hot international to the outdated; but an come across with the equipment of the recent global, within the kind of a primitive German U-Boat, despatched her – and her gilded passengers – to their tragic deaths and unfolded a brand new period of indiscriminate warfare.

A hundred years after her sinking, Lusitania continues to be an evocative send of puzzle. was once she sporting munitions that exploded? Did Winston Churchill engineer a conspiracy that doomed the lining? misplaced amid those tangled skeins is the romantic, brilliant, and at last heartrending story of the passengers who sailed aboard her. Lives, relationships, and marriages resulted in the icy waters off the Irish Sea; those that survived have been left haunted and plagued with guilt. Now, authors Greg King and Penny Wilson resurrect this misplaced, glittering international to teach the golden age of shuttle and remove darkness from the main sought after of Lusitania's passengers. hardly ever used to be an period so glamorous; hardly ever used to be a boat so awesome; and infrequently used to be the human component of tragedy so speedy misplaced to diplomatic maneuvers and militaristic threats.

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Download E-books Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America PDF

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By John M. Barry

An American epic of technological know-how, politics, race, honor, excessive society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and approximately forgotten tale of the best usual catastrophe this state has ever recognized -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the houses of approximately a million humans, helped go with Huey lengthy governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove thousands of blacks north, and remodeled American society and politics ceaselessly.
A New York Times extraordinary publication of the yr, winner of the Southern booklet Critics Circle Award and the Lillian Smith Award.

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Download E-books Roman Britain: A Very Short Introduction (2nd Edition) PDF

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By Peter Salway

For 4 centuries Britain used to be a vital part of the Roman Empire, a political method stretching from Turkey to Portugal and from the pink Sea to the Tyne and past. Its involvement with Rome begun lengthy sooner than the Conquest introduced through the Emperor Claudius in forty three advert, and it persisted to join the Roman global for a while after the ultimate holiday with Roman rule. Bringing jointly archaeological research and old scholarship, Peter Salway explores
some of the main concerns bobbing up from this era in Britain's historical past, discussing the query of identification at the present and analysing the significance of frequent literacy in Roman Britain. overlaying the interval from Julius Caesar's first forays into Britain and Claudius' next conquest, to boot as
Britain below the later Roman Empire, Salway outlines the major occasions of this period of time, delivering a spotlight on society in Roman Britain, and delivering a considerate attention of the aftermath of Roman rule.

In the hot variation of this Very brief advent, Peter Salway makes a few crucial updates in mild of contemporary learn within the region. He seems at problems with ethnicity, 'Britishness', and post-colonialism, presents substitute theories to the top of the Roman interval in Britain, and attracts parallels among the heritage of Roman Britain and quite a lot of different sessions, territories, and issues, together with the fashionable adventure of empires and nationwide stereotypes.

ABOUT THE sequence: The Very brief Introductions sequence from Oxford college Press comprises countless numbers of titles in virtually each topic quarter. those pocket-sized books are the fitting technique to get forward in a brand new topic quick. Our specialist authors mix evidence, research, standpoint, new principles, and exuberance to make attention-grabbing and hard themes hugely readable.

About the Author

Peter Salway has been a distinct consultant on Roman Britain to the nationwide belief Chedworth Roman Villa improvement undertaking because the early Nineties to the current. He has written a 5-year excavation plan and a 15-year learn time table for the following level of the venture. he's the writer of The Oxford Illustrated historical past of Roman Britain (OUP, 1993) and The Frontier humans of Roman Britain (CUP, 2009).

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Download E-books When the Clyde Ran Red PDF

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By Maggie Craig

When The Clyde Ran Red paints a vibrant and unique photo of the heady days while revolution used to be within the air on Clydeside. United through the idea that an damage to 1 used to be an damage to all, those have been the years while women and men all through Glasgow, Clydebank, and past stood as much as matter. throughout the sour strike on the large Singer stitching computing device plant in Clydebank in 1911, Bloody Friday in George sq. in 1919, the final Strike of 1926 and directly to the Spanish Civil battle of the Thirties, they fought for the precise to paintings, the honor of work, and a fairer society for everybody. They did so in a Glasgow the place informal wealth and grinding poverty handed one another on the street, the place overcrowded tenements stood no distance from based tearooms, paintings galleries, sumptuous outlets, glittering photograph palaces, and dance halls. crimson Clydeside used to be additionally domestic to Charles Rennie waterproof coat, the Glasgow type and sumptuous exhibitions showcasing the wonders of the age. Political idealism and inventive creativity have been matched through huge, immense business undertaking. The Clyde outfitted some of the maximum ships which ever sailed the seas, as locomotives from Glasgow pulled trains on each continent on the earth. When The Clyde Ran Red celebrates the scuffling with spirit of the pink Clydesiders and the strength, selection, achievements, and sheer lust for all times of the folk of Glasgow, Clydebank, and Clydeside.

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Download E-books Todo lo que debe saber sobre el Antiguo Egipto PDF

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“Todo lo que debe saber sobre el Antiguo Egipto es una apuesta segura para todo el que quiera comenzar a comprender aquel antiguo imperio o para los angeles personality que desee afianzar conocimientos ya pretéritos y dejarse engatusar por una cultura milenaria que todavía hoy en día esta en vigencia, por muchos siglos que hayan pasado.”
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“Todo lo que debe saber sobre el Antiguo Egipto se presenta como una historia completa de los angeles extraordinaria civilización del Nilo, desde sus orígenes, logros y conquistas hasta sus mitos y hechos más insólitos.”
(Diario l. a. Voz de Galicia)

Pionera en los angeles arquitectura, los angeles astronomía, los angeles matemática, l. a. medicina, l. a. farmacopea y con un credo que ha sido copiado por infinidad de religiones, incluido el cristianismo:
los angeles extraordinaria civilización del Nilo se resiste aún a revelarnos infinidad de secretos.

La formación del Antiguo Egipto no estuvo exenta de crueles batallas y ritos salvajes, sin embargo, fue una civilización pionera que a día de hoy sigue fascinando a millones de personas en el mundo. Todo lo que debe saber sobre el Antiguo Egipto nos trae los angeles historia de las XXXI Dinastías, de sus construcciones, de sus ritos, de su evolución política y de sus guerras de un modo accesible a cualquier lector, ya sea especializado o lego, y en un estilo ágil y vivaz. Pero además nos descubre l. a. epopeya que supuso el descubrimiento de esta civilización y las distintas excavaciones de tumbas desde Belzoni hasta el año 2008.

Luis González nos detalla los conflictos entre familias y castas y los angeles pugna por el keep watch over del pueblo entre l. a. nobleza y el clero que se suceden en l. a. formación de Egipto. Pero conoceremos también l. a. intensa exertions de el rey Menes que dará comienzo a las dinastías, creará el primer sistema teológico de l. a. historia y unificará los dos reinos de Egipto, el sistema de escritura, los angeles clase administrativa y el código de leyes; también asistiremos al periodo de esplendor, inigualable, que se vivió en los angeles IV Dinastía de los angeles mano de Djeser Netherijet, el primer gobernante que deja de ser un intermediario entre los angeles divinidad y el pueblo para convertirse él mismo en carne de Dios, y del inmortalizado Imhotep, un titán de l. a. sabiduría; veremos l. a. majestuosidad de las construcciones de Ramsés II que pretende devolver los angeles luz a Egipto tras l. a. fuerte challenge del año one thousand a. C. y por último veremos l. a. decadencia de los llamados Periodos Intermedios, los angeles fuerte main issue económica tras l. a. muerte de Tut-Anj-Amón, los angeles crueldad bajo el dominio de los persas y las intrigas políticas de l. a. saga de los ptolomeos y el suicidio de Cleopatra en el año 30.

Razones para comprar l. a. obra:

- l. a. obra es un compendio valioso y estructurado de una inmensa bibliografía sobre Egipto, pero además el autor nos los angeles presenta con un lenguaje accesible y cercano al lector no especializado.

- No sólo presenta l. a. historia de todas las dinastías hasta que Egipto se convierte en provincia romana, sino que presenta también l. a. historia de las excavaciones arqueológicas que nos han descubierto ese legado.

- Incluye teorías que han sido, por un motivo u otro omitidas de los tratados de egiptología, como l. a. transcripción literal de parte del credo egipcio al credo cristiano.

- l. a. obra está plagada de curiosidades y anécdotas que agilizan los angeles lectura y hacen que el libro vaya más allá de una tediosa enumeración de reyes y batallas.

La cultura egipcia está plagada de misterios que se resiste a revelar, como los angeles propia construcción de las pirámides, numerosos expertos consideran que en el S. XXI, con los medios de que se disponen sería imposible construir una pirámide como l. a. de Kéops. Esta obra presenta una detallada descripción de ese Egipto que fascina aún a l. a. humanidad y nos da las herramientas con las que abrirnos paso entre esos enigmas.

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Download E-books 1,000 Comic Books You Must Read PDF

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By Tony Isabella

Hero Worship!1000 comedian Books you need to learn is an unforgettable trip via 70 years of comedian books. prepared by means of decade, this booklet introduces you to a thousand of the easiest comedian books ever released and the superb writers and artists who created them. See Superman from his debut as a sarcastic champion of the folk, thumbing his nostril at authority, to his present status as a revered citizen of the worldExperience the tragic second while Peter Parker and a iteration of Spider-Man lovers realized that "with nice strength, there should also come nice responsibility"Meet vintage characters reminiscent of Archie and his Riverdale excessive pals, Uncle Scrooge McDuck, Little Lulu, Sgt. Rock, the child cowboys of Boys' Ranch, and more.Enjoy beautiful full-color photographs of every comedian ebook, in addition to key info together with the identify, author, artist, writer, copyright info, and interesting commentary.1000 comedian Books you need to learn is certain to entertain and tell with groundbreaking fabric approximately comics being released at the present time in addition to classics from the prior.

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