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A Cape of Asia

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ISBN: 9789087281281 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_606218 Language: English
Publisher: Leiden University Press
Subject: History
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A Cape of Asia collects eighteen of Wesseling’s finest essays on European History, clustered around three concerns: The Wider View, or the historical European perspective on globalization, migration and decolonization; Europe’s Identity, reflecting the shift from Eurocentrism to Americanization and Europe’s acceptance of Japan, China and India as new key players in the global economy; and European Ideas about Education, Science, and Art. The third section includes the articles ‘Johan Huizinga and the Spirit of the Nineteen Thirties’ and ‘The Expansion of Europe and the Development of Science and Technology’. A small cape of Asia was how Paul Valéry described Europe in 1919 – a pointed summary of the new mood that came over Europe in the interbellum years. Wesseling’s essays hold to the original sense of the word: personal reflections on vast subjects written for an intellectual and interested but not necessarily specialized readership.

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Petropolitics

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Book Series: Energy, Ecology and the Environment ISBN: 9781552385401 9781552387696 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 512 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_626373 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100651
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The importance of energy to the functioning of any economy has meant that energy industries are amongst the most regulated of industries. What might appear to be purely private decisions are made within a complex and evolving web of government regulations. Petropolitics: Petroleum Development, Markets and Regulations, Alberta as an Illustrative History provides an economic history of the petroleum industry in Alberta as well as a detailed analysis of the operation of the markets for Alberta oil and natural gas, and the main governmental regulations (apart from environmental regulations) faced by the industry. The tools used within this study are applicable to oil and gas industries throughout the world.Winner, 2014 Book of the Year, Petroleum History Society

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Long Night of the Tankers

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Book Series: Beyond Boundaries ISBN: 9781552387597 9781552387603 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 368 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_626369 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100620
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Long Night of the Tankers presents a fresh account of a lesser-known but critical component of the Atlantic naval theatre during World War II. Using war diaries, after-action reports, and first-hand accounts, authors Bercuson and Herwig examine the story behind Operation Neuland, the German plan to interrupt vital oil supplies from reaching the United States and the United Kingdom by preventing Allied oil tankers from leaving refineries in the Caribbean. The story begins in February 1942 and follows this German attempt to scuttle the Allied war machine through to the end of the war. Told largely from the German perspective, it details the planning and execution of the Germans and the diplomatic, political, and military responses of the Allies, particularly the United States, to overcome the German effort.Winner, 2014 John Lyman Book Award for U.S. Naval History (North American Society for Oceanic History)

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brazil@digitaldivide.com: Confronting Inequality in the Information Society

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ISBN: 9788599662489 Year: Pages: 147 DOI: 10.7476/9788599662489 Language: English
Publisher: SciELO Books - Centro Edelstein
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The topic of this book, the digital divide, refers to the unequal distribution of resources associated with information and communication technology between countries and within societies. We will explore how one factor, in this case information technology, can potentially support contradictory tendencies: towards greater freedom and social participation and to deeper social inequality and new forms of concentration of power (excerpt taken from the book's Introduction).

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Childhood in the Late Ottoman Empire and After

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Book Series: The Ottoman Empire and its Heritage ISBN: 9789004293120 9789004305809 Year: Volume: 59 Pages: 304 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_613397 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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This title, in its entirety, is available online in Open Access. This volume explores the ways childhood was experienced, lived and remembered in the late Ottoman Empire and its successor states in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when rapid change placed unprecedented demands on the young.

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Dutch Atlantic Connections, 1680-1800

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Book Series: Atlantic World ISBN: 9789004271326 9789004271319 Year: Volume: 29 Pages: 452 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_613427 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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This title is available online in its entirety in Open Access. Dutch Atlantic Connections reevaluates the role of the Dutch in the Atlantic between 1680-1800. It shows how pivotal the Dutch were for the functioning of the Atlantic sytem by highlighting both economic and cultural contributions to the Atlantic world.

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The Dynastic Centre and the Provinces

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Book Series: Rulers & Elites ISBN: 9789004251489 9789004272095 Year: Volume: 5 Pages: 256 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_613364 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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The dynastic centre and the provinces were linked by agents and ritual occasions. This book includes contributions by specialists examining these connections in late imperial China, early modern Europe, and the Ottoman empire, suggesting important revisions and an agenda for comparison. This title is available online in its entirety in Open Access

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Engines of Truth

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ISBN: 9780300216554 Year: Pages: 280 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_604618 Language: English
Publisher: Yale University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Law
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During the Victorian era, new laws allowed more witnesses to testify in court cases. At the same time, an emerging cultural emphasis on truth-telling drove the development of new ways of inhibiting perjury. Strikingly original and drawing on a broad array of archival research, Wendie Schneider’s examination of the Victorian courtroom charts this period of experimentation and how its innovations shaped contemporary trial procedure. Blending legal, social, and colonial history, she shines new light on cross-examination, the most enduring product of this time and the “greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth.” This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

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The World's Oldest Church

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Book Series: Synkrisis ISBN: 9780300216516 Year: Pages: 344 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_604619 Language: English
Publisher: Yale University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: History
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Michael Peppard provides a historical and theological reassessment of the oldest Christian building ever discovered, the third-century house-church at Dura-Europos. Contrary to commonly held assumptions about Christian initiation, Peppard contends that rituals here did not primarily embody notions of death and resurrection. Rather, he portrays the motifs of the church’s wall paintings as those of empowerment, healing, marriage, and incarnation, while boldly reidentifying the figure of a woman formerly believed to be a repentant sinner as the Virgin Mary. This richly illustrated volume is a breakthrough work that enhances our understanding of early Christianity at the nexus of Bible, art, and ritual. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

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Worker Voice

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ISBN: 9781781382684 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_608307 Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: History
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This book informs debates about worker participation in the workplace or worker voice by analysing comparative historical data relating to these ideas during the inter-war period in Australia, Canada, Germany, the UK and the US. The issue is topical because of the contemporary shift to a workplace focus in many countries without a corresponding development of infrastructure at the workplace level, and because of the growing ‘representation gap’ as union membership declines. Some commentators have called for the introduction of works councils to address these issues. Other scholars have gone back and examined the experiences with the non-union Employee Representation Plans (ERPs) in Canada and the US. This book will test these claims through examining and comparing the historical record of previous efforts of five countries during a rich period of experimentation between the Wars. In addition to ERPs, the book expands the debate will by examining union-management co-operation, Whitley works committees and German works councils.

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