White Mythologies

By Robert J.C. Young

In 1990, Robert Young's White Mythologies got down to query the very strategies of heritage and the West. Is it attainable, he requested, to put in writing heritage that avoids the seize of Eurocentrism? Is background easily a Western fantasy? His reflections on those themes supplied one of the most very important new instructions in postcolonial reports and proceed to exert a massive impression at the box. This re-creation reprints what has speedy develop into a vintage textual content, besides a considerable new essay reflecting on alterations within the box and within the author's personal place considering publication.
An crucial learn for all these operating in postcolonial idea, literature and background, this ebook cemented Young's acceptance as one of many country's so much influential students and, as a brand new preface through Homi Bhabha reviews, made an unique and valuable intervention within the box, best even the main proven figures to reconsider their very own positions. scary extra second look with the hot introductory essay, this moment version will like its predecessor be a key textual content for each educational and pupil within the box.

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Georgette Heyer's Regency World

By Jennifer Kloester

The definitive advisor for all lovers of Georgette Heyer, Jane Austen, and the glittering Regency period

"Detailed, informative, impressively researched. A Heyer lover writing for Heyer fans."
-Times Literary Supplement

Immerse your self within the resplendent glow of Regency England and the realm of Georgette Heyer...

From the attention-grabbing slang, the stylish models, the correct methods the bon ton ate, drank, danced, and flirted, to the surprising actual lifestyles scandals of the day, Georgette Heyer's Regency global takes you backstage of Heyer's pleasing novels.

As a lot enjoyable to learn as Heyer's personal novels, superbly illustrated, and meticulously researched, Jennifer Kloester's crucial advisor brings the realm of the Regency to lifestyles for Heyer fanatics and Jane Austen lovers alike.

"An important advisor to the realm of the bon ton. No lover of Georgette Heyer's novels might be with out it."
-- Katie Fforde

"Splendidly entertaining"
-Publishers Weekly

"Meticulously researched but wonderfully exciting, Kloester's complete advisor to the area of upper-class regency England is a must-have."
-Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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A Jew Among Romans: The Life and Legacy of Flavius Josephus

By Frederic Raphael

From the acclaimed biographer, screenwriter, and novelist Frederic Raphael, here's an audacious heritage of Josephus (37–c.100), the Jewish basic grew to become Roman historian, whose emblematic betrayal is a touchstone for the Jew by myself within the Gentile world.
Joseph ben Mattathias’s transformation into Titus Flavius Josephus, historian to the Roman emperor Vespasian, is a gripping and dramatic tale. His lifestyles, within the palms of Frederic Raphael, turns into some degree of departure for an appraisal of Diasporan Jews looking a spot within the dominant cultures they inhabit. Raphael brings a scholar’s rigor, a historian’s point of view, and a novelist’s mind's eye to this undertaking. He is going past the interesting info of Josephus’s existence and his singular literary achievements to envision how Josephus has been considered by means of posterity, discovering in him the prototype for the un-Jewish Jew, the assimilated highbrow, and the abiding apostate: the recurrent figures within the lengthy centuries of the Diaspora. Raphael’s insightful pics of  Yehuda Halevi, Baruch Spinoza, Karl Kraus, Benjamin Disraeli, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Hannah Arendt expand and light up the Josephean worldview Raphael so eloquently lays out.

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All About History (2013)

All approximately historical past is the stunningly realised new journal from the makers of ways it really works and All approximately house. that includes attractive illustrations, images and pics depicting every thing from historic civilisations to the chilly struggle, All approximately historical past is offered and wonderful to all and makes heritage enjoyable for the full relations.

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The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century

By Joel F. Harrington

THE notable tale OF A RENAISSANCE-ERA EXECUTIONER AND HIS international, in keeping with an extraordinary AND neglected JOURNAL.

In a dusty German bookstore, the famous historian Joel F. Harrington stumbled upon a awesome record: the magazine of a sixteenth-century executioner. The magazine gave an account of the 394 humans Meister Frantz Schmidt carried out, and the loads extra he tortured, flogged, or disfigured for greater than forty-five years within the urban of Nuremberg. however the portrait of Schmidt that delicately emerged was once no longer that of a monster. may possibly a guy who practiced such cruelty even be insightful, compassionate―even progressive?

In The devoted Executioner, Harrington teases out the hidden meanings and drama of Schmidt's magazine. Deemed an authentic outcast, Meister Frantz sought to end up himself useful of honor and loose his childrens from the stigma of his career. Harrington uncovers information of Schmidt's lifestyles and paintings: the stunning, yet usually customary, crimes of the day; the scientific perform that he felt was once his actual calling; and his lifelong fight to reconcile his craft together with his spiritual faith.

In this groundbreaking and intimate portrait, Harrington exhibits us that our considering justice and punishment, and our experience of our personal humanity, usually are not so distant from the realm of The devoted Executioner.

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Quantum Computing since Democritus

By Scott Aaronson

Written via famous quantum computing theorist Scott Aaronson, this ebook takes readers on a journey via many of the private rules of maths, computing device technology and physics. choked with insights, arguments and philosophical views, the booklet covers an awesome array of issues. starting in antiquity with Democritus, it progresses via common sense and set idea, computability and complexity conception, quantum computing, cryptography, the data content material of quantum states and the translation of quantum mechanics. There also are prolonged discussions approximately time trip, Newcomb's Paradox, the anthropic precept and the perspectives of Roger Penrose. Aaronson's casual variety makes this attention-grabbing publication available to readers with medical backgrounds, in addition to scholars and researchers operating in physics, desktop technological know-how, arithmetic and philosophy.

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Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974 (Oxford History of the United States)

By James T. Patterson

Starting in 1945, the US rocketed via a quarter-century of awesome monetary progress, experiencing an grand increase that soared to incredible heights within the Sixties. At one element, within the past due Nineteen Forties, American employees produced fifty seven percentage of the planet's metal, sixty two percentage of the oil, eighty percentage of the vehicles. The U.S. then had three-fourths of the world's gold provides. English top Minister Edward Heath later acknowledged that the U.S. within the post-War period loved "the maximum prosperity the area has ever known." It used to be a increase that produced a countrywide euphoria, a buoyant time of grand expectancies and an unparalleled religion in our executive, in our leaders, and within the American dream--an confident spirit which might be shaken via occasions within the '60s and '70s, and especially by way of the Vietnam War.

The Oxford historical past of the United States
The Oxford heritage of the U.S. is the main revered multi-volume background of our country. The sequence comprises 3 Pulitzer Prize winners, a New York Times bestseller, and winners of the Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. The Atlantic Monthly has praised it as "the such a lot special sequence in American ancient scholarship," a chain that "synthesizes a generation's worthy of historic inquiry and data into one actually cutting-edge book." Conceived lower than the overall editorship of C. Vann Woodward and Richard Hofstadter, and now less than the editorship of David M. Kennedy, this well known sequence blends social, political, financial, cultural, diplomatic, and armed forces historical past into coherent and vividly written narrative.

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A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland

By John Mack Faragher

"Altogether exceptional; a priceless memorial to the sufferers of 2 and a part centuries past."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

In 1755, New England troops launched into a "great and noble scheme" to expel 18,000 French-speaking Acadians ("the impartial French") from Nova Scotia, killing millions, isolating innumerable households, and riding many into forests the place they waged a determined guerrilla resistance. the best of neutrality; to stay in peace from the imperial wars waged among France and England; have been one of many founding values of Acadia; its settlers traded and intermarried freely with local Mikmaq Indians and English Protestants alike. however the Acadians' refusal to swear unconditional allegiance to the British Crown within the mid-eighteenth century gave New Englanders, who had lengthy coveted Nova Scotia's fertile farmland, pretense adequate to release a crusade of ethnic detoxing on a big scale. John Mack Faragher attracts on unique study to weave one hundred fifty years of heritage right into a gripping narrative of either the civilization of Acadia and the British plot to damage it. forty illustrations, 6 maps

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The Battle of Britain: Myth and Reality

By Richard Overy

The conflict of Britain tells the intense tale of 1 of the pivotal occasions of the second one international warfare - the fight among British and German air forces within the past due summer time and autumn of 1940. Exposing some of the myths surrounding the clash, the ebook offers solutions to special questions: how shut did Britain relatively come to invasion? What have been Hitler and Churchill's factors? And what used to be the battle's real effect at the consequence of the struggle? informed with nice readability and objectivity, this can be a incredible creation to a defining second in our history.

'No person British victory after Trafalgar used to be extra decisive in tough the process a tremendous warfare than was once the conflict of england ... In his conscientiously argued, truly defined and impressively documented ebook ... Richard Overy is at pains to get rid of the myths and disclose the genuine background of what he doesn't doubt used to be a good British victory ... the easiest old research in readable shape which has but seemed in this best subject' Noble Frankland, The instances Literary Supplement

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Dick Turpin: The Myth of the English Highwayman

By James Sharpe

It is a masterly biography of 1 of Britain's best-known criminals, in addition to an exam of the cult of the highwayman, and of crime within the 18th century and the therapy of criminals. within the absence of any police strength how have been crimes solved? Who did the detective paintings? And did the criminals get a good trial? used to be there a legal underclass and did humans fairly stay in terror of occurring the roads at evening? the underbelly of society and the nastier points of existence that many historians forget about, James Sharpe creates a vibrant photo of existence at the edges in 18th century Britain.

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