Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days


Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days
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The Professions In Early Modern England, 1450-1800: …

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The Early Image of Black Baseball by James E. Brunson

The Early Image of Black Baseball: Race and Representation in the Popular Press, 1871-1890 by James E. Brunson III
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Overview: This volume examines early black baseball as it was represented in the artwork and written accounts of the popular press. From contemporary postbellum articles, illustrations, photographs and woodcuts, a unique image of the black athlete emerges, one that was not always positive but was nonetheless central in understanding the evolving black image in American culture. Chapters cover press depictions of championship games, specific teams and athletes, and the fans and culture surrounding black baseball.
Genre: Non-Fiction – History

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Badon And The Early Wars For Wessex, …

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Badon and the Early Wars for Wessex by David Cooper

Badon and the Early Wars for Wessex, circa 500 to 710 by David Cooper
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Overview: David Cooper’s book reappraises the evidence regarding the early battles for Wessex territory. It charts the sequence of battles from the c. AD 500 siege of Badon Hill, in which the Britons defeated the first Saxon attempt to gain a foothold in Wessex territory, to Langport in 710, which consolidated King Ine’s position and pushed the Britons westwards. Discussion of the post-Roman British and Germanic factions provides context and background to Badon Hill, which is then covered in detail and disentangled from Arthurian legend. In considering how the opposing commanders are likely to have planned their campaigns, enduring principles of military doctrine and tactics are discussed, using examples from other periods to illustrate how these principles applied in Dark Ages Britain. Going on to follow subsequent campaigns of the West Saxons in southern Britain, a credible assessment is made of how these resulted in the establishment of a viable Wessex kingdom, two centuries after Badon. Grounded in the latest academic and archaeological evidence, David Cooper offers a number of new insights and ideas.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Agents of Witchcraft in Early Italy by Louise Nyholm Kallestrup

Agents of Witchcraft in Early Modern Italy and Denmark (Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic) by Louise Nyholm Kallestrup Agents of Witchcraft in Early Modern Italy and Denmark (Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic) Hardcover – 28 May 2015 by Louise Nyholm Kallestrup
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Overview: This book offers the first ever attempt to compare lay and inquisitorial witchcraft prosecutions. In most of the early modern period, jurisdiction in Italy relating to witchcraft rested with the Roman Inquisition, whereas in Denmark only the secular courts raised trials. Kallestrup explores the condemnation and narratives of witchcraft as they were presented by people involved in the trials in a Roman-Catholic and Danish-Lutheran context, and ties together the diverse research traditions of Italian and Danish witchcraft scholarship. Agents of Witchcraft is divided into three sections, beginning with an analysis of the learned and legal understandings of witchcraft, and proceeding with an examination of how the people on trial understood the term ‘witchcraft’. Finally, the book ends by looking at the encounter of beliefs between the defendant and the judge.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Empire of Liberty: A History of The Early Republic [Audiobook]

Empire of Liberty: A History of The Early Republic [Audiobook]

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The Annotated Book In The Early Middle …

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Early Dynastic Egypt by Toby A. H. Wilkinson

Early Dynastic Egypt by Toby A. H. Wilkinson Toby A.H. Wilkinson
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Overview: Early Dynastic Egypt spans the five centuries preceding the construction of the Great Pyramid at Giza. This was the formative period of ancient Egyptian civilization, and it witnessed the creation of a distinctive culture that was to endure for 3,000 years. This book examines the background to that great achievement, the mechanisms by which it was accomplished, and the character of life in the Nile valley during the first 500 years of Pharaonic rule.
The results of over thirty years of international scholarship and excavation are presented in a single highly illustrated volume. It traces the re-discovery of Early Dynastic Egypt, explains how the dynasties established themselves in government and concludes by examining the impact of the early state on individual communities and regions.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Early Dynastic Egypt by Toby A. H. Wilkinson

Early Dynastic Egypt by Toby A. H. Wilkinson Toby A.H. Wilkinson
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Overview: Early Dynastic Egypt spans the five centuries preceding the construction of the Great Pyramid at Giza. This was the formative period of ancient Egyptian civilization, and it witnessed the creation of a distinctive culture that was to endure for 3,000 years. This book examines the background to that great achievement, the mechanisms by which it was accomplished, and the character of life in the Nile valley during the first 500 years of Pharaonic rule.
The results of over thirty years of international scholarship and excavation are presented in a single highly illustrated volume. It traces the re-discovery of Early Dynastic Egypt, explains how the dynasties established themselves in government and concludes by examining the impact of the early state on individual communities and regions.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Contested Spaces of Early America by Juliana Barr+

Contested Spaces of Early America by Juliana Barr, Edward Countryman
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Overview: Colonial America stretched from Quebec to Buenos Aires and from the Atlantic littoral to the Pacific coast. Although European settlers laid claim to territories they called New Spain, New England, and New France, the reality of living in those spaces had little to do with European kingdoms. Instead, the New World’s holdings took their form and shape from the Indian territories they inhabited. These contested spaces throughout the western hemisphere were not unclaimed lands waiting to be conquered and populated but a single vast space, occupied by native communities and defined by the meeting, mingling, and clashing of peoples, creating societies unlike any that the world had seen before.

Contested Spaces of Early America brings together some of the most distinguished historians in the field to view colonial America on the largest possible scale. Lavishly illustrated with maps, Native art, and color plates, the twelve chapters span the southern reaches of New Spain through Mexico and Navajo Country to the Dakotas and Upper Canada, and the early Indian civilizations to the ruins of the nineteenth-century West. At the heart of this volume is a search for a human geography of colonial relations: Contested Spaces of Early America aims to rid the historical landscape of imperial cores, frontier peripheries, and modern national borders to redefine the way scholars imagine colonial America.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Contested Spaces Of Early America

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Jesus Is Risen: Paul and the Early Church by David Limbaugh

Jesus Is Risen: Paul and the Early Church by David Limbaugh
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Overview: Originally confined to a small circle of believers centered in Jerusalem, Christianity’s stunning transformation into the world’s most popular faith is one of history’s greatest, most miraculous stories.

In Jesus Is Risen, #1 bestselling author David Limbaugh provides a riveting account of the birth of Christianity. Using the Book of Acts and six New Testament epistles as his guide, Limbaugh takes readers on an exhilarating journey through the sorrow and suffering, as well as the joys and triumphs, of the apostles and other key figures as Christianity bursts through the borders of Judea following the death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ.

Limbaugh particularly focuses on the crucial role that the Apostle Paul played in these historic events. Facing incredible adversities, from arrests to shipwrecks to violent mobs and murder plots, Paul overcomes countless obstacles as he travels far and wise to spread the Gospel. Limbaugh’s passion for the Bible is unmistakable and infectious as he recounts these stories. Replete with deep insights into the actions, arguments, and challenges of the world’s first Christian communities, Jesus Is Risen is a faith-affirming book for Christians at all stages of their faith walk.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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German Literature of the Early Middle Ages by Brian Murdoch

German Literature of the Early Middle Ages by Brian Murdoch
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Overview: This second volume of the set not only presents a detailed picture of the beginnings of writing in German from its first emergence as a literary language from around 750 to 1100, but also places those earliest writings into a context. The first stages of German literature existed within a manuscript culture, so careful consideration is given to what constitutes the actual texts, but German literature also arose within a society that had recently been Christianized — through the medium of Latin. Therefore what we understand by literature in Germany at this early period must include a great amount of writing in Latin. Thus the volume looks in detail at Latin works in prose and verse, but with an eye upon the interaction between Latin and German writings. Some of the material in the newly written German language is not literary in the modern sense of the word, but makes clear the difficulties and indeed the triumphs of the establishing of a written literary language. Individual chapters look first at the earliest translations and functional literature in German (including charms and prayers); next, the examination of heroic material juxtaposes the Hildebrandlied with the Christian Ludwigslied and with Latin writings like Waltharius and the panegyrics; Otfrid’s work — the Gospel-poem in German — is given its due prominence; the smaller German texts and the later prose works are fully treated; as is chronicle-writing in German and Latin. Old High German literature was a trickle compared to the flood of the Latin that surrounded (and influenced) it, but its importance is undeniable: that trickle became a river.Contributors: Linda Archibald, Graeme Dunphy, Stephen Penn, Christopher Wells, Jonathan West, Brian Murdoch.Brian Murdoch is Professor of German at the University of Stirling, Scotland.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Theory

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