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Pioneering Conservation in Alaska

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ISBN: 9780870818523 9781607327141 Year: Pages: 560 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625254 Language: English
Publisher: University Press of Colorado Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100350
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"Designed as a companion to his "Environmental Conflict in Alaska" (2001), which presented the environmental issues of Alaska's statehood period, the newest study by Ross provides an in-depth view of the resource management controversies in Alaska up to statehood in 1958. Ross's chapters on predator control, when wildlife managers offered bounties not just for wolves but for eagles, and another on attempted translocations of ungulates, reveal astounding efforts to manipulate ecosystems. Especially useful is his history of the successful efforts to preserve the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge." CHOICE Magazine

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Europe and Palestine 1799–1948: Religion – Politics – Society

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Book Series: Archiv für Österreichische Geschichte ISBN: 9783700168041 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101133
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The encounter of Occident and Orient is one of the major topics of our time. This encounter is the theme of the present volume in regards to the Palestinian realm from 1799 to 1948. The contributions of twelve authors from Germany, France, Israel, Italy, Austria, Russia, and Switzerland are concerned with a period in which the ordinary interest for the land of the Bible and Christian history was connected to a much greater cultural and political discourse, which was not only carried out by the western churches, but also by European societies in general. In nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Palestine, many forces were at work; from 1516/17 Palestine belonged to the Ottoman Empire. Beginning in the nineteenth century, especially after 1840, this small territory became an issue for world politics. The maintenance of the integrity of the Ottoman Empire constituted one of the guidelines of the European powers.

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The Nuremberg Trials: International Criminal Law Since 1945

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ISBN: 9783598117565 9783110944846 Year: Pages: 320 DOI: 10.1515/9783110944846 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Saur Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100178
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60 years after the trials of the main German war criminals, the articles in this book attempt to assess the Nuremberg Trials from a historical and legal point of view, and to illustrate connections, contradictions and consequences. In view of constantly reoccurring reports of mass crimes from all over the world, we have only reached the halfway point in the quest for an effective system of international criminal justice. With the legacy of Nuremberg in mind, this volume is a contribution to the search for answers to questions of how the law can be applied effectively and those committing crimes against humanity be brought to justice for their actions.

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History --- History

Power and Religion in Baroque Rome

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Book Series: Brill's Studies in Intellectual History ISBN: 9789004148932 9789047417958 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627422 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100623
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This study analyzes the ways in which a variety of cultural manifestations were the necessary preconditions for (religious) policy and power in the Rome of Urban VIII (1623-1644). Precisely their interaction created what we now call ‘Baroque Culture’.

Performance Measurement, Reporting, Obstacles and Accountability

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ISBN: 9781920942793 Year: Pages: 115 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459439 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Philosophy --- History
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Philosophy; History

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philosophy --- history

Wien - Geschichte einer Stadt

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ISBN: 9783205992684 Year: Pages: 912 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_437210 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 3791
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This volume is the last and final part of a trilogy on a detailed history of Vienna. It covers the period from 1790 until the present times. For the decisive forces as well as the inhabitants of the city this era of the urban development of Vienna has to be counted among the most dramatic periods characterised by a great number of real breaks in history. Napoleonic occupation, the revolution of 1848, the constitutional as well as the economic and social changes from the middle of the 19th century onwards, the final end of the position as "Reichshaupt- und Residenzstadt" (capital and residential city of the Austro-Hungarian empire) at the end of World War I, the challenging and complicated inter-war-period, Vienna's fate under Nazi-domination, the air raid of World War II and its end as well as the years after 1945 so far never described in such a comprehensive manner - all these events establish the chronological screen for the description and mark decisive incidents being treated here. In a chronological framework six authors arrange a pattern of Vienna's political, social, economic and cultural history. An innovative step is marked by the attempt to give a description of the ever so decisive periods like the "Fin-de-Siècle" and the complicated years after 1918 considering the intellectual mainstream and including men of letters and their works as contemporary witnesses and references. Vienna's development after 1945 - regarding the political history until the elections of 2001, the social and economic history in some aspects even furthermore - has not been treated in such a profound manner so far.This volume - as its predecessors - imparts the latest state of research to a wide public, supported by many illustrations and a large bibliography as well as a useful register of place names and persons.

Australian Political Lives

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ISBN: 9781920942748 Year: Pages: 130 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_458824 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History
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Biography; Politicians; History; Australia

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australia --- history --- politicians --- biography

Connected Worlds

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ISBN: 9781920942458 Year: Pages: 278 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_458894 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History
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Transnational history; Australia

Remapping Knowledge

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Book Series: Making Sense of History ISBN: 9781845450816 9781785336614 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101589
Subject: History
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The growing interdependence of the local and the global demand innovative approaches to human development. Such approaches, the author argues, ought to be based on the emerging ethics of global intelligence, defined as the ability to understand, respond to, and work toward what will benefit all human beings and will support and enrich all life on this planet. As no national or supranational authority can predefine or predetermine it, global intelligence involves long-term, collective learning processes and can emerge only from continuing intercultural research, dialogue, and cooperation. In this book, the author elaborates the basic principles of a new field of intercultural studies, oriented toward global intelligence. He proposes concrete research and educational programs that would help create intercultural learning environments designed to stimulate sustainable human development throughout the world.

Archaeological Research in Estonia 1865–2005

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Book Series: Estonian Archaeology ISBN: 9789949112333 Year: Pages: 388 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_423937 Language: English
Publisher: University of Tartu Press
Subject: Science (General) --- Archaeology --- Languages and Literatures
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This volume is dedicated to the historiography and analysis of the present state of Estonian archaeology. Part I (articles by Valter Lang and Marge Konsa) provides a review of the general development of archaeological research in Estonia from the 19th century to the beginning of the 21st century, focusing on institutional changes and advances in theoretical thinking and approaches. Part II includes articles by Aivar Kriiska, V. Lang, Andres Tvauri, Heiki Valk, Ain Mäesalu, Anton Pärn, Erki Russow and Arvi Haak on the previous research into the prehistoric and historical periods. In Part III, A. Tvauri and Mauri Kiudsoo discuss the formation and present situation of the archaeological and numismatic collections, and the establishment and development of archaeological heritage protection. Part IV discusses some more specific areas of research in Estonian archaeology, such as application of methods from the natural sciences in archaeology (A. Kriiska), settlement archaeology (V. Lang), underwater archaeology (Maili Roio), and connections between archaeology and oral tradition (H. Valk).

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