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Download Historical Dictionary of Slovakia by Stanislav J. Kirschbaum PDF

By Stanislav J. Kirschbaum

The ancient Dictionary of Slovakia deals in its moment version an up-to-the-minute sequence of cross-referenced dictionary entries on Slovak political, social, and fiscal improvement because the production of the second one Slovak Republic in 1993 until eventually its admission into the eu Union in 2004. It contains all the political actors: the presidents, leading ministers, and occasion leaders, and plenty of major lecturers and cultural personalities, together with these from the nationwide minorities. It additionally comprises entries at the a variety of associations of the Slovak Republic just like the judiciary, the defense force, the media, and parliamentary committees in addition to entries that designate Slovakia's place and function in foreign organisations like NATO and the eu Union. The historic survey explains how Slovakia, in its post-Communist transformation, used to be nearly excluded, yet in any case turned a whole member of those associations. To the entries on Slovak historical past of the 1st version, the second one variation provides personalities, recommendations, and occasions that marked this nation's fight for survival over the centuries. The bibliography is elevated and comprises the latest works in Western languages on Slovakia in addition to the latest seminal guides within the Slovak language on a number of features of Slovakia's historical past. This moment version allows the student and the researcher to have quick access to the history and to the function of lots of the associations and personalities of latest Slovakia.

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Download Fedor Petrovich Litke: Rasmuson Vol. X (Rasmuson Library by A.I. Alekseev PDF

By A.I. Alekseev

Litke used to be a striking Russian scientist, navigator, statesman, and pupil who made major contributions to international technological know-how. His lifestyles was once choked with tireless clinical job, together with a number of ocean travels. He was once recognized in particular for his contributions to the historical past of Russian geographical technological know-how and to marine hydrography. Litke mixed his medical actions with tutoring whilst he was once charged with instructing the son of Tsar Nicholas I. He was once first president of the Academy of Sciences and arranged the Russian Geographical Society.

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Download Cosmopolitanism: Educational, Philosophical and Historical by Marianna Papastephanou PDF

By Marianna Papastephanou

This quantity discusses views on cosmopolitanism, in addition to options and the paintings of key figures. for instance, it examines academic, philosophical and ancient views, bargains with such matters as citizenship, internationalism, patriotism, globalization, hegemony and plenty of different subject matters. It brings jointly works on Alain Badiou, Giorgio Agamben, Ernesto Laclau, Bruno Latour and Homi Bhabha with works on Whitman, Kant, Martha Nussbaum, Thomas Pogge, Onora O’Neill and Philippe Van Parijs.

The publication engages within the new discussion on cosmopolitanism from quite a few outlooks. It advances that discussion and problematizes it via as but unexplored paths. Its chapters reply to the intricacies of present discourses on cosmopolitanism and similar notions and take note of either affirmative and unfavourable stances to cosmopolitanism and its academic value. total, the publication is determined by such stances as heritage fabric with a purpose to go beyond them and provide clean views on cosmopolitan stakes. It uses a up to date tendency in political philosophical and cultural-critical debates that opens available of extra nuanced methods to outdated ‘-isms’.

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Download Too Scandalous to Wed by Alexandra Benedict PDF

By Alexandra Benedict

Unwilling to taint any lady with the negative mystery hidden in his center, Sebastian, Viscount Ravenswood, has sworn by no means to marry. fortunately, whimsical Henrietta Ashby was once by no means a lot of a temptation for the devilishly good-looking rogue—until now. abruptly, Henrietta has realized to seduce him with a bewitching appeal . . . and clandestine hour of darkness kisses.

Henrietta might visit any lengths to capture the attention of the fellow she's lengthy enjoyed from afar—even looking the aid of the main infamous courtesan in England! yet as Sebastian's mystery follows them from the ballroom to the boudoir, and his diabolical enemy plots revenge, will Henrietta hazard her existence to provide him a passionate redemption . . . or will he end up to be too scandalous to wed?

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Download New Perspectives on English Historical Linguistics: Selected by Christian Kay, Simon Horobin, Jeremy J. Smith PDF

By Christian Kay, Simon Horobin, Jeremy J. Smith

This can be the 1st of 2 volumes of papers chosen from these given on the twelfth overseas convention on English historic Linguistics. the second one is New views on English old Linguistics (2): Lexis and Transmission. jointly the volumes supply an outline of a few of the matters which are at the moment attractive practitioners within the box. during this quantity, the first difficulty is with the old grammar of English. a few papers take a extensive evaluate of the topic, positioning it inside present advances in linguistic conception, whereas others care for particular issues of syntax and morphology in a historic context. there's a recurrent emphasis on facts assortment and research, with a chronological diversity from previous to offer Day English, and a geographical unfold from Scotland to Newfoundland. Contributions from students world wide remind us that not just English itself however the background of English is now a global ownership.

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Download Beyond Tradition: Reinterpreting the Caribbean Historical by Heather Cateau & Rita Pemberton PDF

By Heather Cateau & Rita Pemberton

This publication is a suite of essays through the various Caribbean's more youthful iteration of historians. It displays new instructions in th ehistoriography of the area through extending its concentration past the plantation and the dominant sugar tradition to reveal an unlimited variety of dynamic financial, socia and political actions formerly neglected or thought of insignificant.

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Download Clouds above the Hill: A Historical Novel of the by Shiba Ry??tar?? PDF

By Shiba Ry??tar??

Clouds above the Hill is one of many best-selling novels ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the 1st time. An epic portrait of Japan in concern, it combines picture army heritage and hugely readable fiction to depict an aspiring kingdom modernizing at breakneck pace. Best-selling writer Shiba Ryōtarō dedicated a whole decade of his existence to this striking blockbuster, which gains Japan's rising onto the realm level via the early years of the twentieth century.

In quantity II, Meiji Japan is on a collision direction with Russia, as Russian troops stationed in Manchuria forget about repeated calls to withdraw. Admiral Tōgō leads a blockade and next skirmish on the strategically important and seriously fortified Port Arthur, when Yoshifuru’s cavalry in Manchuria maneuvers for place because it methods the Russian military traces. the 2 armies conflict on the conflict of Liaoyang, the place Japan seals a victory which shocks the realm.

Anyone curious as to how the "tiny, emerging country of Japan" used to be capable of struggle so fiercely for its survival should still glance no additional. Clouds above the Hill is an exhilarating, human portrait of a modernizing state that is going to conflict and thereby stakes its very lifestyles on a determined bid for glory in East Asia.

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