Yachting USA – Issue 1350, 2019

Yachting USA – Issue 1350, 2019


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Overview: Here’s the one source for everything that makes the water a favorite destination. Yachting is the indispensable magazine for today’s yachtsman, providing power and sailing enthusiasts evaluations of the latest boats, gear and equipment delivered in a thorough, authoritative style. Coverage also includes in-depth reports on the best cruising, traveling and racing destinations.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers
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The Making of Europe 950 – 1350 by Robert Bartlett

The Making of Europe: Conquest, Colonization and Cultural Change 950 – 1350 by Robert Bartlett
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Overview: A wave of internal conquest, settlement and economic growth took place in Europe during the High Middle Ages, which transformed it from a world of small separate communities into a network of powerful kingdoms with distinctive cultures. In this vivid and provocative book Robert Bartlett vividly shows how Europe was itself a product of colonization, as much as it was later a colonizer, and what this did to shape the continent and the world today.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Imperial China, 1350-1900 by Jonathan Porter

Imperial China, 1350-1900 by Jonathan Porter
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Overview: This clear and engaging book provides a concise overview of the Ming-Qing epoch (1368-1912), China’s last imperial age. Beginning with the end of the Mongol domination of China in 1368, this five-century period was remarkable for its continuity and stability until its downfall in the Revolution of 1911. Viewing the Ming and Qing dynasties as a coherent era characterized by the fruition of diverse developments from earliest times, Jonathan Porter traces the growth of imperial autocracy, the role of the educated Confucian elite as custodians of cultural authority, the significance of ritual as the grounding of political and social order, the tension between monarchy and bureaucracy in political discourse, the evolution of Chinese cultural identity, and the perception of the “barbarian” and other views of the world beyond China. As the climax of traditional Chinese history and the harbinger of modern China in the twentieth century, Porter argues that imperial China must be explored for its own sake as well as for the essential foundation it provides in understanding contemporary China, and indeed world history writ large.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Imperial China, 1350-1900 by Jonathan Porter

Imperial China, 1350-1900 by Jonathan Porter
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 4.1MB
Overview: This clear and engaging book provides a concise overview of the Ming-Qing epoch (1368-1912), China’s last imperial age. Beginning with the end of the Mongol domination of China in 1368, this five-century period was remarkable for its continuity and stability until its downfall in the Revolution of 1911. Viewing the Ming and Qing dynasties as a coherent era characterized by the fruition of diverse developments from earliest times, Jonathan Porter traces the growth of imperial autocracy, the role of the educated Confucian elite as custodians of cultural authority, the significance of ritual as the grounding of political and social order, the tension between monarchy and bureaucracy in political discourse, the evolution of Chinese cultural identity, and the perception of the “barbarian” and other views of the world beyond China. As the climax of traditional Chinese history and the harbinger of modern China in the twentieth century, Porter argues that imperial China must be explored for its own sake as well as for the essential foundation it provides in understanding contemporary China, and indeed world history writ large.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Convent and the Community 1350-1540 by Marilyn Oliva

The Convent and the Neighborhood in Late Medieval England: Feminine Monasteries within the Diocese of Norwich, 1350-1540 by Marilyn Oliva
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Overview: Convents had been an essential a part of medieval monastic life, however solely now, with the upsurge of curiosity in girls’s historical past, are they starting to obtain the eye they deserve. The prevailing view has been that feminine monasticism was bankrupt, spiritually and socially in addition to financially, however Professor Oliva reveals the truth to have been in any other case. In her examine of the eleven feminine monasteries within the diocese of Norwich between 1350-1540, the convents emerge as integral components of the native social and non secular panorama, with nuns extra lively in the local people than their male counterparts, and markedly extra in style with parish gentry and yeoman farmers (as their wills show). Nearly all of nuns are proven to have been from these parish gentry households, not from the higher gentry or aristocracy as has been thought, and the data of their lively lives, so rewardingly examined right here, reveal mobility throughout the nunnery too, the existence of a `profession ladder’ enabling nuns to progress to extra essential and prestigious family places of work.Professor MARILYN OLIVAteaches within the Heart for Medieval Research at Fordham College.
Style: Non-Fiction > Historical past

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