Navigational Enterprises in Europe and its Empires, by Rebekah Higgitt, Richard Dunn, Peter Jones

By Rebekah Higgitt, Richard Dunn, Peter Jones

This e-book explores the advance of navigation within the eighteenth and 19th centuries. It examines the function of fellows of technology, seamen and practitioners throughout Europe, and the realities of navigational perform, exhibiting that outdated and new equipment have been complementary now not specific, their use depending on many competing elements.

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Naturalism and the Human Condition: Against Scientism by Frederick A. Olafson

By Frederick A. Olafson

Naturalism and the Human situation is a compelling account of why naturalism, or the 'scientific world-view' can't offer a whole account of who and what we're as human beings.Drawing on assets together with Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Husserl and Sartre, Olafson exposes the boundaries of naturalism and stresses the significance of great philosophical research of human nature.

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The formation of Croatian national identity: a centuries-old by Alex J. Bellamy

By Alex J. Bellamy

This quantity assesses the formation of Croatian nationwide identification within the Nineties. It develops a unique framework that calls either primordialist and modernist techniques to nationalism and nationwide id into query earlier than employing that framework to Croatia. In doing so it not just presents a brand new frame of mind approximately how nationwide identification is shaped and why it's so very important, it additionally heavily examines Nineteen Nineties Croatia in a special method.

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When nationalism began to hate: imagining modern politics in by Brian Porter

By Brian Porter

With this publication, Porter bargains readers a brand new reason behind the emergence of xenophobic, authoritarian nationalism in Europe. concentrating on 19th-century Poland, he lines the transformation of innovative patriotism right into a violent anti-Semitic ideology. rather than deterministically attributing this cost to the "forces of modernization," Porter argues that the language of hatred and self-discipline was once primary to the best way "modernity" itself used to be perceived--or probably "imagined"--by fin-de-siecle intellectuals.

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The British and the Hellenes: Struggles for Mastery in the by Robert Holland, Diana Markides

By Robert Holland, Diana Markides

The Greek rebel opposed to Turkish rule within the 1820s, and the resultant institution of an self sustaining Hellenic state, was once the important precursor of an age of nationalism within the jap Mediterranean international. among the nice Powers, nice Britain thereafter performed the main severe position in struggles to extend the frontiers of Greece past their firstly restrained volume. via a spotlight on occasions resulting in the cession of the Ionian Islands to Greece in 1864, the usually bloody means of Cretan unification climaxing in 1913, the adhesion of the Dodecanese to Greece in 1948, and the travails of British colonial rule in Cyprus via to independence in 1960, the booklet develops a comparative evaluate of significant Britain's engagements with the trendy Hellenic adventure. on the middle of many of the topics lined via this quantity is the interplay among inner and exterior forces shaping the futures of divided island societies. In exploring the ensuing styles the authors supply an unique perception into the political and social morphology of the japanese Mediterranean. even supposing the vital context is supplied by means of Anglo-Hellenic family, the character of the struggles necessitate a detailed awareness to Ottoman decline and post-Ottoman succession, nice strength rivalries, ethnic and communal disintegration, the early heritage of foreign peace-keeping, and decolonization after 1945. In tracing those preoccupations, the customarily missed importance of the japanese Mediterranean is extra competently positioned in terms of British authority abroad and its limits. even though the coverage method is thoroughly charted, the basic obstacle is with struggles of mastery inside of islands the place Britons and Greeks, among others, came across themselves usually at odds. In evoking the engagement among British strength and Hellenic nationalism, a clean viewpoint is given to the trendy background of the jap Mediterranean, and the Balkan and close to japanese worlds to which they have been in detail hooked up.

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Liquid Pleasures: A Social History of Drinks in Modern by Proffessor John Burnett, Visit Amazon's John Burnett Page,

By Proffessor John Burnett, Visit Amazon's John Burnett Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, John Burnett,

Ingesting has constantly intended even more than pleasurable the thirst. ingesting could be a necessity, a convenience, an indulgence or a social job. Liquid Pleasures is an engrossing examine of the social background of beverages in Britain from the overdue 17th century to the current. From the 1st cup of tea at breakfast to mid-morning espresso, to an eveining beer and a 'night-cap', John Burnett discusses person beverages and ingesting styles that have diversified no longer least with own flavor but in addition with age, gender, quarter and sophistication. He indicates how diverse a while have seen a similar drink as both demon poison or drugs. John Burnett lines the heritage of what has been inebriated in Britain from the 'hot beverage revolution' of the overdue 17th century - connecting beverages and comparable elements comparable to sugar to empire - correct as much as the 'cold beverages revolution' of the past due 20th century, reading the criteria that have made up our minds those significant alterations in our nutritional conduct.

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Natural Law Theory: Contemporary Essays (Clarendon by Robert P. George

By Robert P. George

Traditional legislations conception is having fun with a revival of curiosity in quite a few scholarly disciplines together with legislations, philosophy, political technological know-how, and theology and non secular experiences. This quantity offers twelve unique essays through top traditional legislation theorists and their critics. The members speak about ordinary legislation theories of morality, legislations and criminal reasoning, politics, and the guideline of legislation. Readers get a transparent feel of the extensive variety of viewpoints represented between modern theorists, and a chance to judge the arguments and counterarguments exchanged within the present debates among normal legislations theorists and their critics. participants contain Hadley Arkes, Joseph M. Boyle, Jr., John Finnis, Robert P. George, Russell Hittinger, Neil MacCormick, Michael Moore, Jeffrey Stout, Joseph Raz, Jeremy Waldron, Lloyd Weinreb, and Ernest Weinrib.

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The Office of Strategic Services and Italian Americans: The by Salvatore J. LaGumina

By Salvatore J. LaGumina

This publication explores the contributions of Italian american citizens hired through the place of work of Strategic providers (OSS) in the course of global battle II. Italian americans fluent in Italian language and customs grew to become vital components of intelligence operations operating at the back of enemy traces. those devices bought necessary army info that considerably helped defeat the Axis. They parachuted into frozen mountains tops to hyperlink up with Italian guerilla devices in northern Italy or hovered in small patrol torpedo boats and row boats around the Mediterranean Sea in pitch black darkness to damage railroad junctions.

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Spurensuche: Konstruktivistische Theorien der Politik by Renate Martinsen

By Renate Martinsen

Unter dem Sammelbegriff „Konstruktivismus“ finden seit geraumer Zeit Theorieansätze in den Natur- Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften verstärkt Beachtung, die von dem Credo ausgehen: „Alles was once gesagt wird, wird von einem Beobachter gesagt.“ Damit wird die tradierte Vorstellung zurückgewiesen, dass Erkenntnisakte die externe Realität widerspiegeln und es einen archimedischen Punkt gibt, von dem aus die Welt gedanklich erfasst werden kann. Die Politikwissenschaft tut sich schwer, diesen Epochenumbruch in seiner Tragweite für das Verständnis des politischen Universums zu explizieren. Dieser Band dient einer ersten Sichtung des Spektrums von sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschungsansätzen, die sich das Label „Konstruktivismus“ zuschreiben oder denen es zugeschrieben wird, und die politiktheoretischer Natur sind bzw. sich für politiktheoretische Analysen fruchtbar machen lassen.

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Present Hope: Philosophy, Architecture, Judaism by Andrew Benjamin

By Andrew Benjamin

An figuring out of what we suggest by way of the current is without doubt one of the key matters in literature, philosophy, and tradition this day, but in addition the most missed and misunderstood. current wish develops a desirable philosophical figuring out of the current, imminent this query through discussions of the character of ancient time, the philosophy of heritage, reminiscence, and the position of tragedy.Andrew Benjamin indicates how we misleadingly view the current as easily a fabricated from chronological time, ignoring the function of background and reminiscence. therefore, dialogue of what's intended by way of the current disappears from philosophical problem. to attract realization to this absence, Andrew Benjamin introduces the idea of desire and asks what this idea can let us know concerning the present.At the guts of the exceptional paintings is an emphasis at the relation among wish and the Jewish culture. via discussions of philosophical responses to the Holocaust, the paintings of Walter Benjamin, Daniel Libeskind's Jewish Museum, and the poetry of Paul Celan, current desire exhibits how we needs to glance past the merely philosophical horizon to appreciate the current we are living in.

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