Contesting the French Revolution (Contesting the Past) by Paul R. Hanson

By Paul R. Hanson

Contesting the French Revolution presents an insightful evaluate of 1 of history’s most important occasions, in addition to interpreting the main major historiographical debates approximately this era.

  • Explores the reasons, occasions, and outcomes of the French Revolution
  • Offers a stimulating research of the main arguable debates: have been the occasions of 1789 a social revolution or a political twist of fate? Did they mark the increase of business capitalism or the start of contemporary democracy? used to be Napoleon Bonaparte an inheritor to the beliefs of 1789 or a betrayer of the Revolution?
  • Shows how historic interpretation of the French Revolution has been stimulated by way of the altering political and social currents of the final two hundred years – from the Russian Revolution to the autumn of the Berlin Wall – and the way ancient learn has shifted from a political concentration to social and cultural methods in additional fresh years.

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The Ambivalence of Creation: Debates Concerning Innovation by Michael J. Puett

By Michael J. Puett

As early because the Warring States interval in China (fourth via 3rd centuries b.c.), debates arose touching on how and lower than what situations new associations should be shaped and legitimated. however the debates speedy encompassed greater than simply legitimation. higher concerns got here to the fore: Can a sage innovate? if that is so, lower than what stipulations? the place did human tradition initially come from? was once it created through human sages? Is it accordingly a synthetic fabrication, or was once it dependent partly on usual styles? Is it attainable for brand spanking new sages to emerge who may possibly create anything better?
This booklet experiences those debates from the Warring States interval to the early Han (second century b.c.), examining the texts intimately and tracing the old results of a few of the positions that emerged. It additionally examines the time’s conflicting narratives concerning the starting place of the kingdom and the way those narratives and concepts have been manipulated for ideological reasons through the formation of the 1st empires.
While tracing debates over the query of innovation in early China, the writer engages such questions because the winning notions relating artifice and construction. this is often of designated value simply because early China is usually defined as a civilization that assumed continuity among nature and tradition, and for this reason had no proposal of tradition as a fabrication, no proposal that the sages did whatever except imitate the wildlife. the writer concludes that such perspectives weren't assumptions in any respect. the information that human tradition is basically a part of the flora and fauna, and that actual sages by no means created whatever yet in its place replicated typical styles arose at a undeniable second, then got here to prominence in simple terms on the finish of a long debate.

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R. G. Collingwood: A Research Companion by James Connelly,Peter Johnson,Stephen Leach

By James Connelly,Peter Johnson,Stephen Leach

R. G. Collingwood is a vital 20th-century historian, archaeologist and thinker whose works are the topic of endured curiosity, research and research. there's an unquestionable have to aid this learn task with the supply of a reference advisor that's totally updated, educated and authoritative. The spouse accordingly lists all fundamental and secondary fabric appropriate to the research of Collingwood in all his fields of workmanship - ancient thought, philosophy and archaeology. It additionally presents a advisor to archive fabric proper to his existence, including assets and destinations. The ensuing quantity is an important significant other to the knowledge of the existence and regarded R. G. Collingwood.

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The Global Condition: Conquerors, Catastrophes, and by William Hardy McNeill,J. R. McNeill

By William Hardy McNeill,J. R. McNeill

William H. McNeill is understood for his skill to painting the grand sweep of background. The worldwide Condition is a vintage paintings for knowing the grand sweep of global background briefly compass. Now with a brand new foreword through J. R. McNeill, this ebook brings jointly of William Hardy McNeill's renowned brief books and an essay. The Human Condition presents a provocative interpretation of historical past as a contest of parasites, either organic and human; The nice Frontier questions the thought of "frontier freedom" via an exam of eu enlargement; the concluding essay speculates at the position of disaster in our lives.

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America as Second Creation: Technology and Narratives of New by David E. Nye

By David E. Nye

After 1776, the previous American colonies started to reimagine themselves as a unified, self-created neighborhood. applied sciences had an incredible position within the ensuing nationwide narratives, and some applied sciences assumed specific prominence. between those have been the awl, the mill, the canal, the railroad, and the irrigation dam. during this e-book David Nye explores the tales that clustered round those applied sciences. In doing so, he rediscovers an American tale of origins, with the USA conceived as a moment construction inbuilt concord with God's first creation.While mainstream american citizens developed technological starting place tales to provide an explanation for their position within the New global, notwithstanding, marginalized teams informed different tales of destruction and loss. local americans protested the lack of their forests, fishermen resisted the development of dams, and early environmentalists feared the exhaustionof assets. A water mill might be considered because the kernel of a brand new group or as a brand new solution to take advantage of exertions. If passengers comprehended railways as a part of a bigger narrative approximately American enlargement and growth, many farmers attacked railroad land gives you. To discover those contradictions, Nye devotes alternating chapters to narratives of moment production and to narratives of these who rejected it.Nye attracts on well known literature, speeches, ads, work, and plenty of different media to create a heritage of yankee beginning tales. He exhibits how those tales have been revised periodically, as social and monetary stipulations replaced, with no ever erasing the sooner tales totally. a dead ringer for the remoted frontier relatives carving a abode out of the barren region with an awl persists to this present day, along later photographs and narratives. within the book's end, Nye considers the relation among those past tales and such later American advancements because the conservation circulate, narratives of environmental restoration, and the idealization of wilderness.

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Playful Memories: The Autofictional Turn in by Jordana Blejmar

By Jordana Blejmar

This quantity examines the mixing of truth and fiction in a sequence of cultural artefacts through post-dictatorship writers and artists in Argentina, a lot of them young children of disappeared or persecuted mom and dad. Jordana Blejmar argues that those works, which emerged after the flip of the millennium, pay testomony to a brand new cultural formation of reminiscence characterized by way of autofiction and playful aesthetics. She makes a speciality of a number practitioners, together with Laura Alcoba, Lola Arias, Félix Bruzzone, Albertina Carri, María Giuffra, Victoria Grigera Dupuy, Mariana Eva Perez, Lucila Quieto, and Ernesto Semán, who glance in the direction of each one other's works throughout limitations of style and sign up as a part of the best way they handle the legacies of the 1976-1983 dictatorship. imminent those works no longer as second-hand or adoptive thoughts yet as stories of their personal correct, Blejmar invitations us to recognize the subversive energy of self-figuration, play and humour while facing trauma.

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Routledge Revivals: Medieval Science, Technology and by Thomas F. Glick,Steven J. Livesey,Faith Wallis

By Thomas F. Glick,Steven J. Livesey,Faith Wallis

First released in 2005, this encyclopedia demonstrates that the millennium from the autumn of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance was once a interval of serious highbrow and useful fulfillment and innovation. In Europe, the Islamic global, South and East Asia, and the Americas, members outfitted on previous achievements, brought occasionally radical refinements and laid the principles for contemporary improvement.

Medieval technology, know-how, and Medicine information the full scope of clinical wisdom within the medieval interval in additional than three hundred A to Z entries. This complete source discusses the learn, software of data, cultural and know-how exchanges, experimentation, and achievements within the many disciplines concerning technology and know-how. It additionally appears to be like on the courting among medieval technology and the traditions it supplanted.

Written by means of a choose workforce of overseas students, this reference paintings should be of significant use to students, scholars, and basic readers discovering themes in lots of fields, together with medieval reports, international background, background of technology, heritage of know-how, historical past of medication, and cultural studies.

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