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Who's Who in The Archers 2011

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Now fully updated, Who's Who in The Archers has become the indispensable companion to life in Britain's best-known village. Whether you need a quick run-down on a new character or a reminder about an on-going relationship, this handy guide is your first reference point. It'll tell you all you need to know about: Harry, the new milkman, who has wasted no time in getting himself noticed. The team running the new community shop. The unofficial "social club" founded by Eddie Grundy. Who lives at Grange Spinney. Each week five million listeners tune into the world's longest running drama series. Who's Who in The Archers will help keep you fully up-to-date on life in this ever-changing rural community. Whether you're a long-standing listener or a new-comer to Ambridge, this pocket guide is certain to add to your enjoyment.

The Scythians

The Scythians Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barry Cunliffe
Editor: Oxford University Press
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The Scythians by Barry Cunliffe Summary

Brilliant horsemen and great fighters, the Scythians were nomadic horsemen who ranged wide across the grasslands of the Asian steppe from the Altai mountains in the east to the Great Hungarian Plain in the first millennium BC. Their steppe homeland bordered on a number of sedentary states to the south - the Chinese, the Persians and the Greeks - and there were, inevitably, numerous interactions between the nomads and their neighbours. The Scythians fought the Persians on a number of occasions, in one battle killing their king and on another occasion driving the invading army of Darius the Great from the steppe. Relations with the Greeks around the shores of the Black Sea were rather different - both communities benefiting from trading with each other. This led to the development of a brilliant art style, often depicting scenes from Scythian mythology and everyday life. It is from the writings of Greeks like the historian Herodotus that we learn of Scythian life: their beliefs, their burial practices, their love of fighting, and their ambivalent attitudes to gender. It is a world that is also brilliantly illuminated by the rich material culture recovered from Scythian burials, from the graves of kings on the Pontic steppe, with their elaborate gold work and vividly coloured fabrics, to the frozen tombs of the Altai mountains, where all the organic material - wooden carvings, carpets, saddles and even tattooed human bodies - is amazingly well preserved. Barry Cunliffe here marshals this vast array of evidence - both archaeological and textual - in a masterful reconstruction of the lost world of the Scythians, allowing them to emerge in all their considerable vigour and splendour for the first time in over two millennia.

The Power of Individual and Community in Ancient Athens and Beyond

The Power of Individual and Community in Ancient Athens and Beyond Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Zosia Archibald,Jan Haywood
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The Power of Individual and Community in Ancient Athens and Beyond by Zosia Archibald,Jan Haywood Summary

The pioneering ideas of John Kenyon Davies, one of the most significant Ancient Historians of the past half century, are celebrated in this collection of essays. A distinguished cast of contributors, who include Alain Bresson, Nick Fisher, Edward Harris, John Prag, Robin Osborne, and Sally Humphreys, focus tightly on the nexus of socio-political and economic problems that have preoccupied Davies since the publication of his defining work Athenian Propertied Families in 1971. The scope of Davies' interest has ranged widely in conceptual, and chronological, as well as geographical terms, and the essays here reflect many of his long-term concerns with the writing of Greek history, its methods and materials.

Military Geoscience: A Multifaceted Approach to the Study of Warfare

Military Geoscience: A Multifaceted Approach to the Study of Warfare Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Aldino Bondesan,Judy Ehlen
Editor: Springer Nature
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Military Geoscience: A Multifaceted Approach to the Study of Warfare by Aldino Bondesan,Judy Ehlen Summary

This volume presents a selection of papers from the 13th International Conference on Military Geosciences (ICMG), held 24-28 June 2019 in Padua, Italy. It covers a wide range of subjects within the confines of military geoscience written by scientists with a variety of different backgrounds from many countries throughout the world. Many of the papers focus on subjects related to Italy and World War I, but additional subject areas include international perspectives in the military geosciences, international security, geospatial intelligence and remote sensing, subterranean and underground warfare, analyses of historical battlefields and fortifications, and military archaeology. The book will be of interest to academics (e.g., military historians, military archaeologists, military geographers and geologists), applied geoscientists (e.g., engineering geologists and geologists working in other areas of applied geology), professional geoscientists, and those with a general interest in military geoscience and history.

Who's Who in Shakespeare

Who's Who in Shakespeare Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Francis Griffin Stokes
Editor: Courier Corporation
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Who's Who in Shakespeare by Francis Griffin Stokes Summary

DIVAn indispensable dictionary of characters and names with over 3,000 entries, this volume covers all 36 of the Bard's plays, in addition to his poems and sonnets. /div

Heroism and Gender in War Films

Heroism and Gender in War Films Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karen A. Ritzenhoff
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Filmic constructions of war heroism have a profound impact on public perceptions of conflicts. Here, contributors examine the ways motifs of gender and heroism in war films are used to justify ideological positions, shape the understanding of the military conflicts, support political agendas and institutions, and influence collective memory.

The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition)

The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Dickson
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
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The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition) by Paul Dickson Summary

The definitive work on the language of baseball—one of the “Five Best Baseball Books” (Wall Street Journal). Hailed as “a staggering piece of scholarship” (Wall Street Journal) and “an indispensable guide to the language of baseball” (San Diego Union-Tribune), The Dickson Baseball Dictionary has become an invaluable resource for those who love the game. Drawing on dozens of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century periodicals, as well as contemporary sources, Dickson’s brilliant, illuminating definitions trace the earliest appearances of terms both well known and obscure. This edition includes more than 10,000 terms with 18,000 individual entries, and more than 250 photos. This “impressively comprehensive” (The Nation) book will delight everyone from the youngest fan to the hard-core aficionado.

What's Critical About Critical Realism?

What's Critical About Critical Realism? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frédéric Vandenberghe
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What's Critical About Critical Realism?: Essays in Reconstructive Social Theory draws together 4 major articles that are situated at the intersection of philosophy and sociology. Preceded by a general presentation of Bhaskar ́s work, critical realism is used to reconstruct the generative structuralism of Pierre Bourdieu, warn about the dangers of biocapitalism, theorize about social movements and explore the hermeneutics of internal conversations. Together, the essays form a logical sequence that starts with a search for a solid conception of social structure through a realist critique of Bourdieu ́s rationalist epistemology, proceeds to an ideology critique of posthumanism through an investigation of Actor-Network Theory, extends critical realism to social movements through an investigation of the constitution of collective subjectivities and engages in a sustained dialogue with Margaret Archer through an attempt to reconnect hermeneutics and pragmatism to critical realism. The result is an ongoing dialogue between British critical realism, French historical epistemology, German critical theory and American pragmatism. As suits a collection of essays in social theory, this book will address a broad audience of sociologists, philosophers, social psychologists and anthropologists who are interested in contemporary social theory at the cutting edge. Academics and advanced students who relate to critical realism and critical theory, epistemology and philosophy of the social sciences, hermeneutics and pragmatism, or anyone else who follows the work of Roy Bhaskar, Pierre Bourdieu, Bruno Latour or Margaret Archer will find a keen interest in some of the theoretical questions the book raises.

Great Battles of the Classical Greek World

Great Battles of the Classical Greek World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Owen Rees
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This book presents a selection of eighteen land battles and sieges that span the Classical Greek period, from the Persian invasions to the eclipse of the traditional hoplite heavy infantry at the hands of the Macedonians. This of course is the golden age of the hoplite phalanx but Owen Rees is keen to cover all aspects of battle, including mercenary armies and the rise of light infantry, emphasising the variety and tactical developments across the period. Each battle is set in context with a brief background and then the battlefield and opposing forces are discussed before the narrative and analysis of the fighting is given and rounded off with consideration of the aftermath and strategic implications. Written in an accessible narrative tone, a key feature of the book is the authors choice of battles, which collectively challenge popularly held beliefs such as the invincibility of the Spartans. The text is well supported by dozens of tactical diagrams showing deployments and various phase of the battles.

War and Women across Continents

War and Women across Continents Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shirley Ardener,Fiona Armitage-Woodward,Lidia D. Sciama
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War and Women across Continents by Shirley Ardener,Fiona Armitage-Woodward,Lidia D. Sciama Summary

Drawing on family materials, historical records, and eyewitness accounts, this book shows the impact of war on individual women caught up in diverse and often treacherous situations. It relates stories of partisans in Holland, an Italian woman carrying guns and provisions in the face of hostile soldiers, and Kikuyu women involved in the Mau Mau insurrection in Kenya. A woman displaced from Silesia recalls fleeing with children across war-torn Germany, and women caught up in conflicts in Burma and in Rwanda share their tales. War's aftermath can be traumatic, as shown by journalists in Libya and by a midwife on the Cambodian border who helps refugees to give birth and regain hope. Finally, British women on active service in Afghanistan and at NATO headquarters also speak.

The Macaque Connection

The Macaque Connection Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sindhu Radhakrishna,Michael A. Huffman,Anindya Sinha
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The Macaque Connection by Sindhu Radhakrishna,Michael A. Huffman,Anindya Sinha Summary

The concept of this book arises from a symposium entitled “Human-Macaque Interactions: Traditional and Modern Perspectives on Cooperation and Conflict ” organized at the 23rd Congress of the International Primatological Society, that was held in Kyoto in September 2010. The symposium highlighted the many aspects of human-macaque relations and some of the participants were invited to contribute to this volume. The volume will include about 11 chapters by a variety of international authors and some excerpts from published literature that illustrate cultural notions of macaques. Contributions from invited authors will engage with four main perspectives – traditional views of macaques, cooperative relationships between humans and macaques, current scenarios of human-macaque conflict, and how living with and beside humans has affected macaques. Authors will address these concerns through their research findings and reviews of their work on the Asian, and the lone African, macaques. ​

Radio in Context

Radio in Context Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Guy Starkey
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Now firmly established as one of the leading textbooks in the increasingly popular field of radio studies, Radio in Context provides students with a practical, critical and comprehensive understanding of the main principles and techniques used in radio programming. Organized around the most commonly studied radio genres and setting production within a range of different contexts – professional, institutional and historical - the text offers an ideal blend of theory and practical guidance. Readers of this fully updated new edition will continue to benefit from this core text, as it reflects important technological, regulatory and institutional changes since its initial publication in 2004 and expands on key areas such as digital radio, broadcasting over the internet, and the interplay between radio and social media. Supported by a full glossary, tips on getting into radio and exercises to develop practical and critical skills, Radio in Context is the ideal companion for anyone studying radio, the media, communications and/or journalism, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as short courses in radio or audio production techniques. Now firmly established as one of the leading textbooks in the increasingly popular field of radio studies, Radio in Context provides students with a practical, critical and comprehensive understanding of the main principles and techniques used in radio programming. Organized around the most commonly studied radio genres and setting production within a range of different contexts – professional, institutional and historical - the text offers an ideal blend of theory and practical guidance. Readers of this fully updated new edition will continue to benefit from this core text, as it reflects important technological, regulatory and institutional changes since its initial publication in 2004 and expands on key areas such as digital radio, broadcasting over the internet, and the interplay between radio and social media. Supported by a full glossary, tips on getting into radio and exercises to develop practical and critical skills, Radio in Context is the ideal companion for anyone studying radio, the media, communications and/or journalism, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as short courses in radio or audio production techniques.

The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Nubia

The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Nubia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Geoff Emberling,Bruce Williams
Editor: Oxford University Press
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The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Nubia by Geoff Emberling,Bruce Williams Summary

The cultures of Nubia built the earliest cities, states, and empires of inner Africa, but they remain relatively poorly known outside their modern descendants and the community of archaeologists, historians, and art historians researching them. The earliest archaeological work in Nubia was motivated by the region's role as neighbor, trade partner, and enemy of ancient Egypt. Increasingly, however, ancient Nile-based Nubian cultures are recognized in their own right as the earliest complex societies in inner Africa. As agro-pastoral cultures, Nubian settlement, economy, political organization, and religious ideologies were often organized differently from those of the urban, bureaucratic, and predominantly agricultural states of Egypt and the ancient Near East. Nubian societies are thus of great interest in comparative study, and are also recognized for their broader impact on the histories of the eastern Mediterranean and the Near East. The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Nubia brings together chapters by an international group of scholars on a wide variety of topics that relate to the history and archaeology of the region. After important introductory chapters on the history of research in Nubia and on its climate and physical environment, the largest part of the volume focuses on the sequence of cultures that lead almost to the present day. Several cross-cutting themes are woven through these chapters, including essays on desert cultures and on Nubians in Egypt. Eleven final chapters synthesize subjects across all historical phases, including gender and the body, economy and trade, landscape archaeology, iron working, and stone quarrying.

Sports around the World: History, Culture, and Practice [4 volumes]

Sports around the World: History, Culture, and Practice [4 volumes] Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Nauright
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Sports around the World: History, Culture, and Practice [4 volumes] by John Nauright Summary

This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports. • Nearly 900 entries cover most aspects of sport from around the world • Contributions from more than 200 distinguished scholars, such as Mark Dyreson, Henning Eichberg, Malcolm MacLean, S.W. Pope, and Rob Ruck • Entries on players, stadiums, arenas, famous games and matches, major scandals, and disasters • Lists of Olympic medalists for all events since 1896 as well as lists of winners of major events such as the FIFA World Cup and MLB World Series • Further reading selections provide direction for in-depth analysis of each event, sport, personality, or issue discussed

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frank McLynn
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Marcus Aurelius is the one great figure of antiquity who still speaks to us today, nearly 2,000 years after his death. A philosopher as well as an emperor, his was an extraordinary reign. He proved himself a great leader, protecting the Empire from Germans in the North and fighting the Parthians in the East, and his Meditations - compared by John Stuart Mill to the Sermon on the Mount - remains one of the most widely-read Classical books. Impeccably researched and vividly told, Frank McLynn's Marcus Aurelius is the definitive biography of a monumental historical figure.

Advances in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Advances in Sport and Exercise Psychology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thelma S. Horn,Alan L. Smith
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Advances in Sport and Exercise Psychology by Thelma S. Horn,Alan L. Smith Summary

The fourth edition of Advances in Sport and Exercise Psychology retains the book’s sterling reputation in the field and provides advanced psychology students with a thorough examination and critical analysis of the current research in the psychology of physical activity. This revitalized text, known in its first three editions as Advances in Sport Psychology, uses a traditional textbook approach, appropriate for advanced classes, as opposed to an informal handbook style. Longtime editor and author Thelma Horn is joined by a new coeditor, Alan Smith, as well as new and returning contributors (55 in all), including many of the most prolific researchers and scholars in the field. As the updated title indicates, this edition emphasizes exercise psychology constructs as well as sport psychology. The new edition highlights some of the career possibilities in health and wellness areas as well as some of the distinctions between sport and exercise psychology research. Further updates to this text include the following: • Nine new and heavily referenced chapters, including Family Influences on Active Free Play and Youth Sport, Leadership in Physical Activity Contexts, and Youth Talent Development • Refreshed theoretical and empirical data based on advances in the sport, exercise, and physical activity psychology field • Expanded topics in exercise psychology, such as physical activity and mental health, physical activity and cognitive abilities, and health-based exercise motivation models • Contemporary interest areas in sport psychology, such as perfectionism, passion, self-presentation concerns, stereotype threat, psychopathology issues in sport and exercise, positive youth development, sport talent development, and physical activity within specific populations The reorganized text is divided into seven parts. Part I provides an overview of the field in the psychology of physical activity. Part II examines characteristics of people that can affect their behavior and psychosocial well-being in sport, exercise, and physical activity contexts. In part III, students learn about socioenvironmental factors that impinge on participants’ behavior and psychosocial well-being in sport and physical activity domains. Part IV explores psychological factors that can affect behavior and performance in sport and physical activity settings. In part V, students gain insights into the motivational models and theories regarding individuals’ behavior in sport, exercise, and physical activity contexts. Part VI discusses the links between sport, physical activity, exercise, and health. Part VII analyzes the concepts related to lifespan and developmental processes. For instructors, Advances in Sport and Exercise Psychology includes an image bank that houses nearly all the tables and figures from the book. With its broad range of new and established content, its inclusion of exercise psychology constructs, and its addition of many new and bright voices, Advances in Sport and Exercise Psychology maintains the standard of excellence set by its preceding editions.

Conflict and Conquest in the Islamic World: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

Conflict and Conquest in the Islamic World: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alexander Mikaberidze
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Conflict and Conquest in the Islamic World: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] by Alexander Mikaberidze Summary

A reference work that thoroughly documents the extensive military history of the Islamic world between the 7th century and the present day. • Includes an introductory essay • Provides over 600 A–Z entries, many with accompanying images • Contains contributions by some of the leading scholars in the field of military history • Provides a convenient glossary of commonly used Islamic military terms intended for general readers

The University Challenge Quiz Book

The University Challenge Quiz Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steve Tribe
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For almost 50 years, University Challenge has served as a bastion of general knowledge, regularly testing our finest young minds with a dizzying array of subjects. Now - if you think you're up to the challenge - you can pit your own wits against the trickiest quiz around. With over 3,500 challenging quiz questions, The University Challenge Quiz Book will probe the murkiest corners of your intellect. Leaving no stone unturned, in-depth questions cover every aspect of history, science, language, economics, culture and more, and will put even the hardiest quiz veteran through their paces. With games to play either on your own or in teams (no conferring), here is a collection to challenge, surprise and stimulate - from your first starter for ten to the final gong. Come on, come on!

The Second-Person Perspective in Aquinas’s Ethics

The Second-Person Perspective in Aquinas’s Ethics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Pinsent
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The Second-Person Perspective in Aquinas’s Ethics by Andrew Pinsent Summary

Thomas Aquinas devoted a substantial proportion of his greatest works to the virtues. Yet, despite the availability of these texts (and centuries of commentary), Aquinas’s virtue ethics remains mysterious, leaving readers with many unanswered questions. In this book, Pinsent argues that the key to understanding Aquinas’s approach is to be found in an association between: a) attributes he appends to the virtues, and b) interpersonal capacities investigated by the science of social cognition, especially in the context of autistic spectrum disorder. The book uses this research to argue that Aquinas’s approach to the virtues is radically non-Aristotelian and founded on the concept of second-person relatedness. To demonstrate the explanatory power of this principle, Pinsent shows how the second-person perspective gives interpretation to Aquinas’s descriptions of the virtues and offers a key to long-standing problems, such as the reconciliation of magnanimity and humility. The principle of second-person relatedness also interprets acts that Aquinas describes as the fruition of the virtues. Pinsent concludes by considering how this approach may shape future developments in virtue ethics.

Community Owned Businesses

Community Owned Businesses Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Norman Walzer
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This book analyses community-owned businesses in countries around the world to show successful approaches and important strategies to improve access to essential services in vastly different economic contexts. Through eleven chapters, authors from various countries use case studies and analyse findings in ways which can be applied to new development initiatives, including rural grocery store retention in Kansas, socially responsible community cooperatives in Italy, preserving pubs and shops in England and Wales, serving residents with special needs in Canada, and financing basic goods and services for aging populations in Taiwan, plus other examples. The chapters explore practices and approaches used in various locations to address concerns about loss of access to essential services, making clear that this approach to financing is useful in different scenarios. The chapters provide key insights suggesting that these approaches will be even more prevalent in the future and will be of interest to students, scholars, and community-development practitioners around the world.

Women, Crime, and Justice

Women, Crime, and Justice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elaine Gunnison,Frances P. Bernat,Lynne Goodstein
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
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Women, Crime, and Justice by Elaine Gunnison,Frances P. Bernat,Lynne Goodstein Summary

Women, Crime, and Justice: Balancing the Scales presents a comprehensive analysis of the role of women in the criminal justice system, providing important new insight to their position as offenders, victims, and practitioners. Draws on global feminist perspectives on female offending and victimization from around the world Covers topics including criminal law, case processing, domestic violence, gay/lesbian and transgendered prisoners, cyberbullying, offender re-entry, and sex trafficking Explores issues professional women face in the criminal justice workplace, such as police culture, judicial decision-making, working in corrections facilities, and more Includes international case examples throughout, using numerous topical examples and personal narratives to stimulate students’ critical thinking and active engagement

The Making of the Tudor Dynasty: Classic Histories Series

The Making of the Tudor Dynasty: Classic Histories Series Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ralph A. Griffiths,Roger S. Thomas
Editor: The History Press
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The Making of the Tudor Dynasty: Classic Histories Series by Ralph A. Griffiths,Roger S. Thomas Summary

The peculiar origins of the Tudor family and the improbable saga of their rise and fall and rise again in the centuries before the Battle of Bosworth have been largely overlooked. Based on both published and manuscript aources from Britain and France, The Making of the Tudor Dynasty sets the record straight by providing the only coherant and authoritative account of the ancestors of the Tudor royal family from their beginnings in North Wales at the start of the thirteenth century, through royal English and French connections in the fifteenth century, to Henry Tudor's victory at Bosworth Field in 1485.

Islam and Warfare

Islam and Warfare Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Onder Bakircioglu
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The question of how Islamic law regulates the notions of just recourse to and just conduct in war has long been the topic of heated controversy, and is often subject to oversimplification in scholarship and journalism. This book traces the rationale for aggression within the Islamic tradition, and assesses the meaning and evolution of the contentious concept of jihad. The book reveals that there has never been a unified position on what Islamic warfare tangibly entails, due to the complexity of relevant sources and discordant historical dynamics that have shaped the contours of jihad. Onder Bakircioglu advocates a dynamic reading of Islamic law and military tradition; one which prioritises the demands of contemporary international relations and considers the meaning and application of jihad as contingent on the socio-political forces of each historical epoch. This book will be of great interest to scholars and students of international law, Islamic law, war and security studies, and the law of armed conflict.

Timelines of History

Timelines of History Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
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The entire course of history is revisited in this unique and unforgettable visual guide. The most memorable moments and significant events of each year are charted in a definitive timeline that runs throughout the book. From the ancient origins of our earliest African ancestors right up to our modern world today, Timelines of History includes a diverse range of people, cultures, and countries. Ideas, inventions, and innovations come together to provide a truly global view of history. Dramatic photography, eye-catching maps, and supporting graphics bring history to life as never before. The instantly accessible, multi-layered timeline enables you to move effortlessly through the ages. This essential reference strikes a balance between being completely comprehensive, but also ideal for browsing, thanks to the organized structure, chronological order, and bitesize information. This celebratory compendium makes an outstanding addition to any family library, enabling you to dip into the past any time you like.

Superfandom: How Our Obsessions are Changing What We Buy and Who We Are

Superfandom: How Our Obsessions are Changing What We Buy and Who We Are Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Zoe Fraade-Blanar,Aaron M. Glazer
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
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Superfandom: How Our Obsessions are Changing What We Buy and Who We Are by Zoe Fraade-Blanar,Aaron M. Glazer Summary

An in-depth look at the influence of fans—society’s alpha consumers—on our lives and culture. As fandom sheds its longtime stigmas of geekiness and hysteria, fans are demanding more from the celebrities and brands they love. Digital tools have given organizations—from traditional businesses to tech startups—direct, real-time access to their most devoted consumers, and it’s easy to forget that this access flows both ways. This is the new “fandom-based economy”: a convergence of brand owner and brand consumer. Fan pressures hold more clout than ever before as audiences demand a say in shaping the future of the things they love. In Superfandom, Zoe Fraade-Blanar and Aaron M. Glazer explain this new era of symbiosis. For producers, it can mean a golden opportunity: brands such as Polaroid and Surge, preserved by the passion of a handful of nostalgic fans, can now count on an articulate, creative, and, above all, loyal audience. Yet, the new economy has its own risks—it’s also easier than ever for companies to lose their audience’s trust, as Valve did when it tried to introduce a paid mod system for its Skyrim video game. Examining key cases that span a wide range of consumer markets, Fraade-Blanar and Glazer explain why some kinds of engagement with fans succeed and some backfire. Throughout, the authors probe fandom’s history, sociology, and psychology. From the nineteenth-century American Alice Drake, who bribed her way into the houses of her favorite European composers, to Hatsune Miku, the Japanese virtual celebrity whose songs are composed entirely by fans, the dynamics of fandom—the activities we perform to show we belong to a group of people with common interests—may be as old as culture itself. For groupies of financier Warren Buffet and enthusiasts of Cards Against Humanity alike, the consumer relationship has been transformed. Superfandom is an essential guide for those who care about, contribute to, and live in our rapidly expanding fan-driven economy.

The Annals of the World

The Annals of the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Ussher
Editor: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 1614582556
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The Annals of the World by James Ussher Summary

Considered not only a classic work of literature, but also esteemed for its preciseness and accuracy, The Annals of the World has not been published in the English language since the 17th century. Almost completely inaccessible to the public for three centuries, this book is a virtual historical encyclopedia with information and footnotes to history that otherwise would have been lost forever. Covering history from the beginning through the first century A.D., Ussher relates both famous accounts and little known events in the lives of the famous and infamous including pharaohs, Caesars, kings, conquerors, thieves, pirates, and murderers. He tells of the rise and fall of great and not-so-great nations and gives accounts of the events that shaped the world. As a historical work, Ussher's Annals of the Worldis a must-have for libraries of all sizes. Universities, public and private schools, professors, independent scholars, and pastors will find a treasure-trove of material previously unavailable. Containing many human interest stories from the original historical documents collected by Ussher, this is more than just a history book - it's a work of history. A Literary Classic: Important literary work that has been inaccessible in book form for over 300 years Translated into modern English for the first time from the original Latin text Traces world history from creation through A.D. 70 Over 10,500 footnotes from the original text have been updated to references from works in the Loeb Classical Library by Harvard Press Over 2,500 citations from the Bible and the Apocrypha Ussher's original citations have been checked against the latest textual scholarship 8 appendixes Find Out: Why was Julius Caesar kidnapped in 75 B.C.? Why did Alexander the Great burn his ships in 326 B.C.? What really happened when the sun "went backward" as a sign to Hezekiah? Discover the accurate chronology of earth history What does secular history say about the darkness at the Crucifixion?

Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters

Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
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Stories have been told on every continent since the dawn of time, and some have lasted for thousands of years, becoming what we know today as myths. These fantastical tales educate and fascinate by creating amazing worlds and inhabiting them with wondrous feats of heroics and dastardly deeds of evil. Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters gives children the opportunity to discover these stories, and encourages them to understand storytelling from different cultures.

Historical Dictionary of British Cinema

Historical Dictionary of British Cinema Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alan Burton,Steve Chibnall
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Historical Dictionary of British Cinema by Alan Burton,Steve Chibnall Summary

The Historical Dictionary of British Cinema has a lot of ground to cover. This it does with over 300 dictionary entries informing us about significant actors, producers and directors, outstanding films and serials, organizations and studios, different films genres from comedy to horror, and memorable films, among other things. Two appendixes provide lists of award-winners. Meanwhile, the chronology covers over a century of history. These parts provide the details, countless details, while the introduction offers the big story. And the extensive bibliography points toward other sources of information.

Arise a Hero

Arise a Hero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wayne Schreiber,Alan Robson
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Arise a Hero by Wayne Schreiber,Alan Robson Summary

The world's old gods lie dormant, imprisoned in an ageless rift. Yet there are those who seek to change this. Using their gods' prison as a timeless training ground, their followers gain abilities far beyond that of any normal man. A large crystal and a young lady with a clouded heritage may hold the key to unlock their freedom. They will stop at nothing to achieve their dark aim. Fuelled by love, and the quest for immortality, they unleash an ancient killer from a forgotten time and even drag nations to war. Only the brave dare to stand in their way.

When “The” Church Rides the Beast

When “The” Church Rides the Beast Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Franklin S. Fowler
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When The Church Rides the Beast Unfolding a Rome Centered Mystery! With impassioned words Paul said, Let no man deceive you, That day [second coming] shall not come, exceptthat man of sin be revealed (1 Thessalonians 2:3)! It is now the time to unmincingly affirm that the antichrist is personified in the head of the Roman Catholic Church. Its history alone cries out with sullen voices of arrogance: Every cleric must obey the Pope, even if he commands what is evil; for no one may judge the Pope.- Pope Innocent III (1198-1216 A.D). Its code of laws conveys supreme power to the Pope: The First See [Rome/papacy] is judged by no one. It is the right of the Roman Pontiff himself alone to judgethose who hold the highest civil office in a state.-Canon 1404. There is neither appeal nor recourse against a decision or decree of the Roman Pontiff.-Canon 333-03. When Pope Benedict XVI was Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, he immortalized Romes usurpation of Gods place within the church by publishing Dominus Iesus (August 5, 2000). He noted that all non-Catholic Christian communities were either defective or not true churches. He pointedly said that salvation was available only through the Roman Catholic Church. Stunning was this declaration, leaving behind our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Paul noted that the Man of sin exalteth himself, sitting in the temple of God, working with all deceivableness (II Thessalonians 2:3-10). Even the famed and much-quoted 19th century Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon said: It is theduty of every Christian to pray against [the] Antichrist, and as to what antichrist is no sane man ought to raise a question. If it be not the Popery in the Church of Rome there is nothing in the world that can be called by that name. This book candidly unfolds verse by verse the very center of Johns apocalyptic prophecy which describes the final work of this antichrist. In arresting detail God discloses the horrifying suppressive power this church will soon wield, the prodigious seat the little Vatican state has provided its leaders, and most disconcerting, the worlds gullible worship of its falsehood. This amazing document mines the very depths of what God has revealed. In ways never before opened to the student of last-day events, the Christian is warned of papal deceptions that are beginning to enamor a submissive nave world.

Ancient Ethnography

Ancient Ethnography Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eran Almagor,Joseph Skinner
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Ethnographic writing has become all but ubiquitous in recent years. Although now considered a thoroughly modern and increasingly indispensable field of study, Ethnography's roots go all the way back to antiquity. This volume brings together eleven original essays exploring the wider intellectual and cultural milieux from which ancient ethnography arose, its transformation and development in antiquity, and the way in which 19th century receptions of ethnographic traditions helped shape the modern study of the ancient world. Finally, it addresses the extent to which all these themes remain inextricably intertwined with shifting and often highly contested notions of culture, power and identity. Its chapters deal with the origins of the term 'barbarian', the role of ethnography in Tacitus' Germania, Plutarch's Lives, Xenophon's Anabasis, and Athenaeus' Deipnosophistae, Herodotean storytelling, Henry and George Rawlinson, and Megasthenes' treatise on India. At a time when modern ethnographies are becoming increasingly prevalent, wide-ranging, and experimental in their approach to describing cultural difference, this book encourages us to think about ancient ethnography in new and interesting ways, highlighting the wealth of material available for study and the complexities underpinning ancient and modern notions of what it meant to be Greek, Roman or 'barbarian'.

Leonidas and the Kings of Sparta: Mightiest Warriors, Fairest Kingdom

Leonidas and the Kings of Sparta: Mightiest Warriors, Fairest Kingdom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alfred S. Bradford
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Leonidas and the Kings of Sparta: Mightiest Warriors, Fairest Kingdom by Alfred S. Bradford Summary

This pivotal history of the kings of Sparta not only describes their critical leadership in war, but also documents the waxing and waning of their social, political, and religious powers in the Spartan state. • Numerous translations by the author of original sources • Chronology history from the Dorian Invasion (ca. 1000 BC) to the last king of Sparta (mid-2nd century BC) • Illustrations of the kings of Sparta, gods, and heroes, as well as diagrams of battles and family trees • Maps of Laconia, the Peloponnesus, and Greece • A bibliography containing ancient and modern sources for Sparta

Crafting Jewishness in Medieval England

Crafting Jewishness in Medieval England Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M. Krummel
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Miriamne Ara Krummel challenges the accepted history of the English Middle Ages as a monolithic age of Christian faith. By cataloguing and explicating the complex depictions of semitisms to be found in medieval literature and material culture, this volume argues that Jews were always present in medieval England.

The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Howard S. Friedman
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The flaws in today's healthcare systems and practices are well-documented: millions remain far from optimal health due to a variety of psychological and social factors; large numbers of patients do not fully cooperate with medical advice; errors in medical decision-making -- some stemming from flaws in interpersonal relations -- regularly lead to needless suffering and death. Further, the effects of emotions, personality, and motivation on healing are not well incorporated into traditional medical care. The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology compiles the most relevant scholarship from psychology, medicine, and public health to offer a thorough and authoritative model of the biopsychosocial approach to health. A collection of international contributors addresses all relevant concepts in this model, including its applications to health promotion, health behavior change, and treatment.

Scotland

Scotland Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Lynch
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From Bannockburn and Robert the Bruce to the union of the crowns and Mary, Queen of Scots; from the Reformation and John Knox, to the Enlightenment and the Highland Clearances, and right up to devolution, Scotland is the definitive history of a country that has experienced centuries of dramatic change. Michael Lynch, named as 'one of the most influential historians in Scotland of the last thirty years', has penned an extraordinary one-volume history of the country that spans twenty centuries, from the Picts to the present day. Thrilling, comprehensive, provocative and timely, Scotland is a monumental work of scholarship.

Research Trends in Multidisciplinary subjects - Volume 2

Research Trends in Multidisciplinary subjects - Volume 2 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sruthi.S, Dr.D. David WinsterPraveenraj
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Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs

Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Juli C Maxworthy,Janice C Palaganas,Chad A Epps,Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Mancini
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Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs by Juli C Maxworthy,Janice C Palaganas,Chad A Epps,Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Mancini Summary

Raise your simulation programs to new heights with the fully updated Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs, 2nd edition. An official publication of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, this fully illustrated guide speaks to the needs of all healthcare professionals using simulation for education, assessment, and research. Offering best practices for a wide variety of programs, it addresses all areas of program management, from staffing, funding, and equipment, to education models. Whether you are new to running a simulation program, developing a program, or studying simulation, this is your key to creating cost-effective, research-based programs.

The Last Days of the Kingdom of Israel

The Last Days of the Kingdom of Israel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shuichi Hasegawa,Christoph Levin,Karen Radner
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The Last Days of the Kingdom of Israel by Shuichi Hasegawa,Christoph Levin,Karen Radner Summary

Despite considerable scholarly efforts for many years, the last two decades of the Kingdom of Israel are still beneath the veil of history. What was the status of the Kingdom after its annexation by Assyria in 732 BCE? Who conquered Samaria, the capital of the Kingdom? When did it happen? One of the primary reasons for this situation lies in the discrepancies found in the historical sources, namely the Hebrew Bible and the Assyrian texts. Since biblical studies and Assyriology are two distinct disciplines, the gaps in the sources are not easy to bridge. Moreover, recent great progress in the archaeological research in the Southern Levant provides now crucial new data, independent of these textual sources. This volume, a collection of papers by leading scholars from different fields of research, aims to bring together, for the first time, all the available data and to discuss these conundrums from various perspectives in order to reach a better and deeper understanding of this crucial period, which possibly triggered in the following decades the birth of "new Israel" in the Southern Kingdom of Judah, and eventually led to the formation of the Hebrew Bible and its underlying theology.

The Coral Kingdom

The Coral Kingdom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Douglas Niles
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Traveling far beyond the shores of her island kingdom, a high princess battles the vicious undersea race that is holding her father prisoner, a battle that climaxes in the dark depths of the Sea of Moonshae.

Illiterate Geography in Classical Athens and Rome

Illiterate Geography in Classical Athens and Rome Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniela Dueck
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Illiterate Geography in Classical Athens and Rome by Daniela Dueck Summary

This study is devoted to the channels through which geographic knowledge circulated in classical societies outside of textual transmission. It explores understanding of geography among the non-elites, as opposed to scholarly and scientific geography solely in written form which was the province of a very small number of learned people. It deals with non-literary knowledge of geography, geography not derived from texts, as it was available to people, educated or not, who did not read geographic works. This main issue is composed of two central questions: how, if at all, was geographic data available outside of textual transmission and in contexts in which there was no need to write or read? And what could the public know of geography? In general, three groups of sources are relevant to this quest: oral communications preserved in writing; public non-textual performances; and visual artefacts and monuments. All these are examined as potential sources for the aural and visual geographic knowledge of Greco-Roman publics. This volume will be of interest to anyone working on geography in the ancient world and to those studying non-elite culture.

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