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Ardnt's Story

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ISBN: 9781921313172 Year: Pages: 338 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459272 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Economics --- Information theory
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‘H.W. Arndt has been Australia’s leading scholar of Asian economic development for over thirty years’ - Former World Bank President James D Wolfensohn.&#xD;&#xD;The year of Heinz Wolfgang Arndt’s birth, 1915, was not a good time for a German boy to be born. His country was soon to be defeated in a great war, his school years were shadowed by the rise of Hitler. Yet when Heinz’s long-buried Jewish background led his academic father to lose his chair in chemistry and flee to Oxford, Heinz followed. As Heinz put it, the calamity of Hitler’s rise to power led him to ‘the incredible good fortune of an Oxford education and a life spent in England and Australia.’&#xD;&#xD;This was a man of inexhaustible energy and optimism, who returned from months behind barbed wire interned in Canada to write a historical classic—The Economic Lessons of the Nineteen-Thirties. He seized the opportunity of an unexpected job offer to set off with his young family for Sydney where he quickly established himself as a leading authority on the Australian banking system, embarked on his fifty year career as a gifted university teacher and enjoyed the first of many vigorous forays as a public intellectual.&#xD;&#xD;But it was at ANU that Heinz took the bold step which led him to become the Grand Old Man of Asian Economics. In 1966, just after the Sukarno coup and the year of living dangerously, he determined the time had come to study the Indonesian economy. It took all his charm, persistence and formidable intellect to persuade the Indonesians to open their doors to him. The result was a world-leading centre of Indonesian economics which greatly contributed to the development of modern Indonesia.

In the Land of the Romanovs: An Annotated Bibliography of First-hand English-language Accounts of the Russian Empire (1613-1917)

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ISBN: 9781783740581 Year: Pages: 438 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0042 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Bibliography --- Languages and Literatures
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Over the course of more than three centuries of Romanov rule in Russia, foreign visitors and residents produced a vast corpus of literature conveying their experiences and impressions of the country. The product of years of painstaking research by one of the world’s foremost authorities on Anglo-Russian relations, In the Lands of the Romanovs is the realization of a major bibliographical project that records the details of over 1200 English-language accounts of the Russian Empire.Ranging chronologically from the accession of Mikhail Fedorovich in 1613 to the abdication of Nicholas II in 1917, this is the most comprehensive bibliography of first-hand accounts of Russia ever to be published. Far more than an inventory of accounts by travellers and tourists, Anthony Cross’s ambitious and wide-ranging work includes personal records of residence in or visits to Russia by writers ranging from diplomats to merchants, physicians to clergymen, gardeners to governesses, as well as by participants in the French invasion of 1812 and in the Crimean War of 1854-56.Providing full bibliographical details and concise, informative annotation for each entry, this substantial bibliography will be an invaluable tool for anyone with an interest in contacts between Russia and the West during the centuries of Romanov rule.

Biobibliografía de Gregorio Marañón

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Book Series: Historia de las Universidades ISSN: 18860710 ISBN: 9788498498356 Year: Volume: 19 Pages: 187 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Figuerola Institute of Social Science History
Subject: Bibliography
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Aquí se ha optado, además, por una biobibliografía en el sentido, si se quiere, etimológico, es decir, junto a una reseña biográfica detallada del propio Marañón, se presenta su bibliografía de manera que la primera nos sirve de coordenadas interpretativas de la segunda. En este caso, hemos decidido exponer de manera sistemática, única y exclusivamente, la bibliografía individual “primaria”, es decir, obra del propio Marañón. En relación a lo que se conoce como bibliografía “secundaria”, o lo que es lo mismo, lo que se ha escrito sobre Marañón, se ha incluido una reseña bibliográfica comentada de estos trabajos. El motivo es doble: En primer lugar, porque en el caso de las biografías que se han escrito sobre Marañón –con excepción del ensayo biográfico de Pedro Laín–, en términos generales, tiene carácter hagiográfico y descriptivo y escasos rudimentos interpretativos. Y, en segundo lugar, porque los estudios pormenorizados y académicos de aspectos concretos de su obra no son muy numerosos y, por tanto, no precisan una clarificación llamémosle numerativa.

In the Lands of the Romanovs

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ISBN: 9781783740598 Year: Pages: 438 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0042 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Sports Science --- Bibliography --- Languages and Literatures
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"Over the course of more than three centuries of Romanov rule in Russia, foreign visitors and residents produced a vast corpus of literature conveying their experiences and impressions of the country. The product of years of painstaking research by one of the world’s foremost authorities on Anglo-Russian relations, In the Lands of the Romanovs is the realization of a major bibliographical project that records the details of over 1200 English-language accounts of the Russian Empire. Ranging chronologically from the accession of Mikhail Fedorovich in 1613 to the abdication of Nicholas II in 1917, this is the most comprehensive bibliography of first-hand accounts of Russia ever to be published. Far more than an inventory of accounts by travellers and tourists, Anthony Cross’s ambitious and wide-ranging work includes personal records of residence in or visits to Russia by writers ranging from diplomats to merchants, physicians to clergymen, gardeners to governesses, as well as by participants in the French invasion of 1812 and in the Crimean War of 1854-56. Providing full bibliographical details and concise but informative annotation for each entry, this substantial bibliography will be an invaluable tool for anyone with an interest in contacts between Russia and the West during the centuries of Romanov rule."

BIL Bibliografia Informatizzata Leopardiana 1815-1999: manuale d'uso ver. 1.0

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Book Series: Strumenti per la didattica e la ricerca ISBN: 8884531500 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_345472 Language: Italian
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Bibliography
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The Bibliografia Informatizzata Leopardiana (BIL) is the result of a research project that took shape on the occasion of the second centenary of the birth of the poet and developed over the span of 2000-2002. The project envisioned the organisation and publication in a digital corpus of the vast bibliography on Leopardi, up to then disseminated not only in the volumes of the Bibliografia leopardiana, but also in other partial bibliographies, indices, catalogues etc. Implementation of the project engaged four Research Units from the universities of Florence, Macerata, Cagliari, and Rome «La Sapienza». The book contains the User Manual for the BIL (version 1.0) and the description of the project.

Johann Friedrich Blumenbach - Bibliographie seiner Schriften

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Book Series: Schriften zur Göttinger Universitätsgeschichte ISBN: 9783941875647 Year: Pages: 242 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Biology --- Science (General) --- Education --- Bibliography
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This bibliography documents the printed works of Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752–1840) and makes them accessible for research purposes. Blumenbach was Professor of Medicine and Natural History at the University of Göttingen. He was one of the leading exponents of the revolutionary change of the geo-biological concept of the world at the turn of the 18th to the 19th century. His works exemplarily show the interactions between the life sciences, the humanities and the social sciences of his day.

BiblioAlimentaria. Alimentação, Saúde e Sociabilidade

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Book Series: Outros Títulos ISBN: 9789892613635 Year: Pages: 170 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1364-2 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: Bibliography
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This book is the catalogue of the exhibition BiblioAlimentaria. Its main goal is to publish part of the immense bibliography (books and manuscripts) of the libraries of the University of Coimbra, in which concerns the widely field of food (agriculture, cooking, table manners, sociability, commerce, industry, administration, health and well-being). The references are grouped in five thematic nucleus: Gastronomic Memory; Accounting and Management; Medicine and Pharmacopeia; Society and Good Manners.

Mythodologies: Methods in Medieval Studies, Chaucer, and Book History

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ISBN: 9781947447561 9781947447578 Year: Pages: 292 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0202.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Mythodologies challenges the implied methodology in contemporary studies in the humanities. We claim, at times, that we gather facts or what we will call evidence, and from that form hypotheses and conclusions. Of course, we recognize that the sum total of evidence for any argument is beyond comprehension; therefore, we construct, and we claim, preliminary hypotheses, perhaps to organize the chaos of evidence, or perhaps simply to find it; we might then see (we claim) whether that evidence challenges our tentative hypotheses. Ideally, we could work this way. Yet the history of scholarship and our own practices suggest we do nothing of the kind. Rather, we work the way we teach our composition students to write: choose or construct a thesis, then invent the evidence to support it. This book has three parts, examining such methods and pseudo-methods of invention in medieval studies, bibliography, and editing. Part One, “Noster Chaucer,” looks at examples in Chaucer studies, such as the notion that Chaucer wrote iambic pentameter, and the definition of a canon in Chaucer. “Our” Chaucer has, it seems, little to do with Chaucer himself, and in constructing this entity, Chaucerians are engaged largely in self-validation of their own tradition. Part Two, “Bibliography and Book History,” consists of three studies in the field of bibliography: the recent rise in studies of annotations; the implications of presumably neutral terminology in editing, a case-study in cataloguing. Part Three, “Cacophonies: A Bibliographical Rondo,” is a series of brief studies extending these critiques to other areas in the humanities. It seems not to matter what we talk about: meter, book history, the sex life of bonobos. In all of these discussions, we see the persistence of error, the intractability of uncritical assumptions, and the dominance of authority over evidence.

Southern Manuscript Sermons before 1800: A Bibliography

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ISBN: 0979729262 9780979729263 Year: Pages: xxv, 735 DOI: 10.7290/V77P8W94 Language: English
Publisher: Newfound Press
Subject: History
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Fernando Cadalso y la reforma penitenciaria en España (1883-1939)

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Book Series: Historia del Derecho ISSN: 22555137 ISBN: 9788490851951 Year: Volume: 29 Pages: 487 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Figuerola Institute of Social Science History
Subject: History
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Fernando Cadalso and Manzano (1859-1939) was one of the most important Spanish criminal lawyers of the first half of the 20th century. He had a long and prolific career in the prisons field: director of several prisons (The Model Prison of Madrid, amongst others); General Surveyor of Prisons during twenty five years (the third most important position, under the Minister of Grace and Justice and the General Director); representative of Spain in four international prison congresses; he established the progressive system in prisons, which lasted until the sanction of the Prison General Organic Law in 1979; he carried out field trips in several European nations and in the United States of America, from which he imported the model of the reformatory for adults established in Ocaña (province of Toledo); he collaborated in the bill of probation; he was the Head of the Criminology School; and his resume still goes on. Shortly before retirement, during Primo de Rivera’s Military Directory, he was in charge of the Ministry of Grace and Justice. Throughout his life, Cadalso attempted to raise awareness both in society and public authorities on the importance of the prison reform, the welfare of prison populations (by means of work, education and religion), and the enhancement of corps of prisons officers (labor stability, wages increase, entry by competitive examination, seniority promotion). He promoted this task in four fields: 1) Administrative: through his performance in the prisons field; 2) Intellectual: writing in scientific magazines and newspapers, creating his own Prisons Magazine and publishing several papers; 3) Social: he dictated conferences in union and cultural centers and created and participated in several organizations – Association for Prison Studies and Rehabilitation of Offenders, Social Reform Institution, Assistance Commission to Alienates, etc. Finally, 4) Political: through the links established with the ruling elite –specially with Eduardo Dato Iradier and Julián García San Miguel, Marqués de Teverga-. Notwithstanding the huge work carried out during half a century to reform the Spanish prison system, Cadalso’s figure has not been studied in depth by the law and social historiography. Therefore, this biographical work attempts to reconstruct his track in the Spanish prison administration, by means of file documentation never searched before and edited sources barely used, taking into account: 1) The transformations and contradictions in his practice and thinking; 2) The ideas taken from the Italian criminal positivism; 3) His field trips and his attendance to international scientific meetings; 4) His proposals in matters such as the anarchism problem, police reforms, identification of offenders, etc.; 5) His commitment almost solitarily to the U.S. prison model; 6) Creation of institutions: the reformatory for adults in Ocaña, Alicante and Segovia, the progressive system, probation; and finally 7) His genuine contribution and his legacy to the Spanish prison system. We hope this work may allow reconstructing the prison law culture during the period covering from the Restoration to the Second Republic (paramount period, barely approached by the law and social historiography) and de-constructing some tales firmly grounded, particularly that relating the practice of prison reforms with the installation of progressive governments (First and Second Republic) and, on the contrary, deterioration of the prison population with the arrival of conservative administrations to the power during the reign of Alfonso XIII and Primo de Rivera’s Military Directory).________________________________________Fernando Cadalso y Manzano (1859-1939) fue uno de los penitenciaristas españoles más importantes de la primera mitad del siglo XX. Tuvo una larga y prolífica carrera en el Ramo de Prisiones: dirigió varios presidios (entre otros, la Cárcel Modelo de Madrid); fue Inspector General de Prisiones durante veinticinco años (tercer cargo en importancia, debajo del Ministro de Gracia y Justicia y el Director General del ramo); representante de España en cuatro congresos penitenciarios internacionales; estableció el sistema progresivo en las prisiones, que perduró hasta la sanción de la Ley Orgánica General Penitenciaria en 1979; realizó viajes de estudio a varias naciones europeas y a los Estados Unidos, país del que importó el modelo de reformatorio para adultos que estableció en Ocaña (provincia de Toledo); colaboró en la elaboración del proyecto de ley de libertad condicional; fue director de la Escuela de Criminología y un largo etcétera. Poco antes de jubilarse, durante el Directorio Militar de Primo de Rivera, estuvo a cargo del Ministerio de Gracia y Justicia. A lo largo de su vida, Cadalso procuró concientizar a la sociedad y a los poderes públicos sobre la importancia de la reforma penitenciaria, el bienestar de la población reclusa (a partir del trabajo, la educación y la religión) y la mejora de los funcionarios del Cuerpo de Prisiones (estabilidad en el empleo, incremento salarial, acceso por oposición, ascenso por antigüedad). Esta labor la impulsó desde cuatro ámbitos: 1) El administrativo, a partir de su desempeño en el Ramo de Prisiones; 2) El intelectual, escribiendo en revistas científicas y diarios, creando su propia Revista de las Prisiones y publicando numerosas obras; 3) El social, a través del dictado de conferencias en centros obreros y culturales y la creación y participación en diversas entidades -Asociación de Estudios Penitenciarios y Rehabilitación del Delincuente; Instituto de Reformas Sociales; Comisión de Asistencia de Alienados, etc. Finalmente, 4) El ámbito político, a partir de los nexos establecidos con las elites gobernantes -en especial, con Eduardo Dato Iradier y Julián García San Miguel, Marqués de Teverga-. No obstante la enorme labor realizada durante medio siglo para la reforma del sistema penitenciario español, la figura de Cadalso no ha sido estudiada en profundidad por la historiografía jurídica y social. Por ello, este trabajo, de carácter biográfico, pretende -a partir de documentación de archivo nunca antes consultada y fuentes editas escasamente utilizadas- reconstruir su derrotero en la administración penitenciaria española atendiendo a: 1) Las transformaciones y contradicciones en su práctica y pensamiento; 2) La recepción de ideas del positivismo criminológico italiano; 3) Los viajes de estudio y la participación en reuniones científicas internacionales; 4) Sus propuestas en cuestiones como el problema del anarquismo, reformas policiales, identificación de los delincuentes; etc.; 5) Su adhesión, casi en solitario, al modelo de reformatorios norteamericano; 6) La creación de instituciones: reformatorio para adultos en Ocaña, Alicante y Segovia, el sistema progresivo, la libertad condicional; y finalmente 7) Su aporte genuino y su legado para el ordenamiento penitenciario español. Esperamos que este trabajo permita reconstruir la cultura jurídico-penitenciaria del período que abarca de la Restauración a la Segunda República (período fundamental, poco abordado desde la historiografía jurídica y social) y de-construya algunos relatos firmemente establecidos. En especial el que vincula la puesta en práctica de reformas penitenciarias con la instalación de gobiernos progresistas (Primera y Segunda República) y, por el contrario, el deterioro de la población reclusa con la llegada al poder de administraciones conservadoras (Reinado de Alfonso XIII y Directorio Militar de Primo de Rivera).

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