Category: Historical Study Educational Resources

  • Wasteland with Words: A Social History of Iceland by Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon

    By Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon

    Iceland is an enigmatic island state marked by means of contradiction: it’s part of Europe, but separated from it by means of the Atlantic Ocean; it’s possible inhospitable, but domestic to greater than 300,000. Wasteland with Words explores those paradoxes to discover the secret of Iceland.

    In Wasteland with phrases Sigurdur Gylfi Magnússon offers a wide-ranging and designated research of the island’s historical past that examines the evolution and transformation of Icelandic tradition whereas investigating the literary and historic components that created the wealthy cultural background loved via Icelanders this present day. Magnússon explains how a nineteenth-century economic climate according to the industries of fishing and agriculture—one of the poorest in Europe—grew to develop into a disproportionately huge fiscal energy within the overdue 20th century, whereas holding its powerful experience of cultural id. Bringing the tale as much as the current, he assesses the hot fiscal and political cave in of the rustic and the way Iceland has coped. all through Magnússon seeks to chart the gigantic alterations during this country’s historical past during the influence and impression at the Icelandic humans themselves.

    Up-to-date and interesting, Wasteland with phrases is a accomplished research of the island’s cultural and historic improvement, from tiny fishing settlements to a world fiscal power.

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  • American culture in the 1950s by Martin Halliwell

    By Martin Halliwell

    This publication presents a stimulating account of the dominant cultural kinds of Nineteen Fifties the US: fiction and poetry; theatre and function; movie and tv; tune and radio; and the visible arts. via exact observation and centred case reviews of influential texts and occasions - from Invisible guy to West aspect tale, from Disneyland to the Seattle World's reasonable, from Rear Window to The americans - the booklet examines the way modernism and the chilly battle provide frames of reference for figuring out the trajectory of postwar tradition. the 2 middle goals of this quantity are to chart the altering complexion of yank tradition within the years following international struggle II and to supply readers with a severe research of 'the 1950s'. The booklet presents an highbrow context for drawing close Fifties American tradition and considers the ancient influence of the last decade on fresh social and cultural advancements
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  • A Cultural History of Cuba during the U.S. Occupation, by Marial Iglesias Utset

    By Marial Iglesias Utset

    During this cultural historical past of Cuba through the usa' short yet influential career from 1898 to 1902--a key transitional interval following the Spanish-American War--Marial Iglesias Utset sheds gentle at the advanced set of pressures that guided the formation and creation of a burgeoning Cuban nationalism. Drawing on archival and released assets, Iglesias illustrates the method in which Cubans maintained and created their very own culturally correct nationwide symbols within the face of the U.S. profession. Tracing Cuba's efforts to modernize along with plans through U.S. officers to form the method, Iglesias analyzes, between different issues, the effect of the English language on Spanish utilization; the imposition of North American vacation trips, reminiscent of Thanksgiving, as opposed to conventional Cuban celebrations; the transformation of Havana right into a new city; and the advance of patriotic symbols, together with the Cuban flag, songs, monuments, and ceremonies. Iglesias argues that the Cuban reaction to U.S. imperialism, notwithstanding mostly severe, certainly concerned parts of reliance, lodging, and welcome. chiefly, Iglesias argues, Cubans engaged the americans on a number of degrees, and her paintings demonstrates how their ambiguous responses to the U.S. profession formed the cultural transformation that gave upward push to a brand new Cuban nationalism.
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  • Studies on the History and Topography of Byzantine by Paul Magdalino

    By Paul Magdalino

    Constantinople originated in 330 A.D. because the final nice city origin of the traditional international. whilst it used to be sacked by means of the Fourth campaign in 1204, it used to be the best urban of the eu heart a long time. Its transition from the only to the opposite was firm in part by way of its non-stop functionality as an imperial capital, in part by means of the regular proliferation of church buildings, monasteries, and Christian philanthropic associations, and in part by means of the frequent city disruption and depopulation that affected what was once left of the Roman Empire within the east from the 6th to the 8th centuries.The stories within the current quantity research facets of this lengthy and complicated approach as mirrored within the topography, monuments, self-image and political prestige of medieval Constantinople. They contain a revised English model of a monograph released in French ten years in the past, 9 reprinted articles, and released the following for the 1st time.
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  • Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Central Asia by R. Abazov

    By R. Abazov

    From the Silk street to the good online game, crucial Asia has lengthy been a quarter of serious strategic, political, and fiscal significance. at the moment the house of enormous oil reserves, Islamic terrorists, and new democracies, imperative Asia is of becoming visibility to american citizens. during this atlas, Rafis Abazov offers 50 two-color maps, every one followed by way of a dealing with web page of explanatory textual content, that graphically light up the region's heritage tracing again to the 8th-7th centuries B.C. From the unfold of Islam to the invasion of the Mongols, the world has been on the crossroads of a few of the world's most vital advancements, all succinctly defined during this booklet. scholars will regard it as an invaluable reference, and common readers will price it for its readability and wealth of information.
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    By Ann Kovalchick, Kara Dawson

    From the hand-cranked mimeograph to electronic video, educators have touted every one technological enhance because the key to bettering schooling. but frequently our scholars look no greater knowledgeable this day than they have been within the days of ink wells and feather pens. How do we use expertise to accomplish genuine profits in scholar performance?

    In this new encyclopedia, the one e-book on academic expertise designed for the nonexpert, students within the box describe, in jargon-free phrases, how academic practices have formed our makes use of of technology—and vice versa. They speak about the traditions which are the center wisdom base of the sector in addition to the theoretical, advertisement, and social views. In a number of academic contexts—kindergarten via postsecondary schooling, company and business education, and distance education—they review the most recent applied sciences and items. most significantly, they supply transparent insights into academic applied sciences either as supply platforms (two-way microwave video, for instance) and as content material layout options (like web-based instruction).

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  • Geographers, Volume 27 by Charles W. J. Withers, Hayden Lorimer

    By Charles W. J. Withers, Hayden Lorimer

    The twenty-seventh quantity of Geographers: Biobibliographical experiences comprises essays masking the geographical paintings and lasting importance of 8 contributors among the past due 16th century and the early 20th century. The essays disguise early smooth geography, cartography and astronomy, geography’s connections with overdue Renaissance humanism and spiritual politics, ‘armchair geography’ and textual enquiry in African geography, clinical mapping and Siberian trip, human ecology within the Vidalian culture, radical political geography in twentieth-century united states, American agricultural geography and cultural-historical geography in Japan and in India. In those essays, GBS maintains to supply designated perception into the richness of geography’s highbrow traditions and the variety of geographers’ lives. >
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  • Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases by Grenville Kleiser

    By Grenville Kleiser

    Behold 15,000 of the main worthy words to be chanced on wherever. Use those uniques words to extend your writing skill and to attract humans to learn your works. Written over eighty years in the past through the bright and beautifully literate Grenville Kleiser and now republished in 2008 by way of electronic Legend Press. 6x9 alternate Paperback 415 pages.
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  • A Nation of Outsiders: How the White Middle Class Fell in by Grace Elizabeth Hale

    By Grace Elizabeth Hale

    At mid-century, american citizens more and more fell in love with characters like Holden Caulfield in Catcher within the Rye and Marlon Brando's Johnny in The Wild One, musicians like Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan, and activists just like the individuals of the scholar Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. those feelings enabled a few middle-class whites to chop freed from their very own histories and establish with those that, whereas missing monetary, political, or social privilege, looked as if it would own as an alternative very important cultural assets and a intensity of feeling now not present in "grey flannel" the USA.

    In this wide-ranging and vividly written cultural heritage, Grace Elizabeth Hale sheds mild on why such a lot of white middle-class american citizens selected to re-imagine themselves as outsiders within the moment 1/2 the 20 th century and explains how this exceptional shift replaced American tradition and society. Love for outsiders introduced the politics of either the hot Left and the recent correct. From the mid-sixties during the eighties, it flourished within the hippie counterculture, the back-to-the-land stream, the Jesus humans flow, and between fundamentalist and Pentecostal Christians operating to place their conventional isolation and separatism as strengths. It replaced the very that means of "authenticity" and "community."

    Ultimately, the romance of the outsider supplied an inventive solution to an intractable mid-century cultural and political conflict-the fight among the will for self-determination and autonomy and the will for a morally significant and actual existence.
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