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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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O abolicionismo

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ISBN: 9788579820700 Year: Pages: 161 DOI: 10.7476/9788579820700 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: SciELO Books - Centro Edelstein
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Já existe, felizmente, em nosso país, uma consciência nacional – em formação, é certo – que vai introduzindo o elemento da dignidade humana em nossa legislação, e para a qual a escravidão, apesar de hereditária, é uma verdadeira mancha de Caim que o Brasil traz na fronte... [trecho retirado do Prefácio do livro]

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Printing and Prophecy

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Book Series: Cultures of Knowledge in the Early Modern World ISBN: 9780472117833 Year: Pages: 280 DOI: 10.3998/mpub.3209249 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100399
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Printing and Prophecy: Prognostication and Media Change 1450-1550 examines prognostic traditions and late medieval prophetic texts in the first century of printing and their effect on the new medium of print. The many prophetic and prognostic works that followed Europe's earliest known printed book---not the Gutenberg Bible, but the Sibyl's Prophecy, printed by Gutenberg two years earlier and known today only from a single page---over the next century were perennial best sellers for many printers, and they provide the modern observer with a unique way to study the history and inner workings of the print medium. The very popularity of these works, often published as affordable booklets, raised fears of social unrest. Printers therefore had to meet customer demand while at the same time channeling readers' reactions along approved paths.

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Feudal America

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ISBN: 9780271037813 Year: Pages: 184 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625752 Language: English
Publisher: Penn State University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100092
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Do Americans live in a liberal capitalist society, or a society in which big money, private security, and personal relations determine key social outcomes? Shlapentokh and Woods argue that the answer to these questions cannot be found among the conventional models. Offering a new analytical tool, the authors present a provocative explanation of the nature of contemporary society by comparing its essential characteristics to those of medieval European societies.Their feudal model emphasizes five elements: the weakness of the state to protect its citizens, conflict and collusion between and within organizations that involve corruption and other forms of illegal or semilegal actions, the dominance of personal relations in political and economic life, the prevalence of an elitist ideology, and the use of private agents and organizations to provide safety and security. Feudal America urges readers to look for explanations of contemporary social problems in medieval European history.

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Baía de todos os santos: aspectos humanos

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ISBN: 9788523211622 Year: Pages: 593 DOI: 10.7476/9788523211622 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: SciELO Books - EDUFBA
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A presente obra foi pensada em dois volumes. O primeiro, intitulado Baía de Todos os Santos: aspectos oceanográficos, foi lançado em 2009. Para a organização deste segundo volume, Aspectos Humanos, foi convidado o antropólogo Carlos Caroso que, junto com a Profª. Fátima Tavares e o Prof. Cláudio Pereira, contribuiu para uma reflexão nos modos de pensar e agir a Baía de Todos os Santos.Dividido em três eixos temáticos, que envolvem desde a dimensão histórica da região até questões econômicas e de infraestrutura, este livro tem como objetivo compor um quadro da diversidade da Baía de Todos os Santos, apresentando dados históricos e possibilidades desta que é a segunda maior baía do mundo e a maior do Brasil.

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Go East, Young Man

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ISBN: 9780874218091 9780874218114 9781607327110 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Utah State University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100342
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"[Francaviglia's] book is of great value, particularly in its illuminating showcasing of the degree to which the American West was consistently compared to aspects of the Middle East, from desert sands and rock formations to camel caravans and mirages. These comparisons helped to establish the West as an exotic locale, markedly different from the Europe-focused eastern half of the country and having a fascination of its own." Journal of Folklore Research

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Working on the Railroad, Walking in Beauty

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ISBN: 9780874218534 9780874218541 9781607327172 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Utah State University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100356
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"A valuable account of how the Navajo involvement in railroad labor and underlying cultural values interface. It is the sensitivity to that cultural identity that gives the work a special edge and at the same time a broad appeal. It is extremely well written and well organized. Jay Youngdahl tells a good story while applying high standards of scholarship along with an underlying humanism." Paul Zolbrod, author/translator of Din Bahan: The Navajo Creation Story. For over one hundred years, Navajos have gone to work in significant numbers on Southwestern railroads. As they took on the arduous work of laying and anchoring tracks, they turned to traditional religion to anchor their lives. Jay Youngdahl has used oral history and archival research to write a cultural history of Navajos' work on the railroad and the roles their religious traditions play in their lives of hard labor away from home.

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A Good Example of Peaceful Coexistence?

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Book Series: Zentraleuropa-Studien ISBN: 9783700168980 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101131
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This monograph, based on newly declassified sources from Western and Russian archives as well as on communist texts about international law and neutrality, is the first English-language account of Soviet policy towards neutral yet capitalist Austria during the Cold War. In order to make neutrality a model for the West, the Kremlin presented the unique Soviet-Austrian relationship as "a good example of peaceful coexistence" and a showcase for the benefits a Western state might reap by declaring neutrality. This honor, however, had strings attached: The communist doctrine of neutrality contained obligations that were expected to make it possible to exploit neutral states as instruments of Soviet policy and bring them nearer the socialist bloc.

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Empire's Garden

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Book Series: Radical Perspectives ISBN: 9780822350323 9780822394396 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100992
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In the mid-nineteenth century the British created a landscape of tea plantations in the northeastern Indian region of Assam. The tea industry filled imperial coffers and gave the colonial state a chance to transform a jungle-laden frontier into a cultivated system of plantations. Claiming that local peasants were indolent, the British soon began importing indentured labor from central India. In the twentieth century these migrants were joined by others who came voluntarily to seek their livelihoods. In Empire’s Garden, Jayeeta Sharma explains how the settlement of more than one million migrants in Assam irrevocably changed the region’s social landscape. She argues that the racialized construction of the tea laborer catalyzed a process by which Assam’s gentry sought to insert their homeland into an imagined Indo-Aryan community and a modern Indian political space.

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Migrants and Migration in Modern North America

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ISBN: 9780822350347 9780822394419 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100982
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Presenting an unprecedented, integrated view of migration in North America, this interdisciplinary collection of essays illuminates the movements of people within and between Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the United States over the past two centuries. Several essays discuss recent migrations from Central America as well. In the introduction, Dirk Hoerder provides a sweeping historical overview of North American societies in the Atlantic world. He also develops and advocates what he and Nora Faires call “transcultural societal studies,” an interdisciplinary approach to migration studies that combines migration research across disciplines and at the local, regional, national, and transnational levels. The contributors examine the movements of diverse populations across North America in relation to changing cultural, political, and economic patterns.

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