History of European Conservative Thought by Francesco Giubilei

The History of European Conservative Thought by Francesco Giubilei
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Overview: Modern conservatism was born in the crisis of the French Revolution that sought to overturn Christianity, monarchy, tradition, and a trust in experience rather than reason. In the name of reason and progress, the French Revolution led to the guillotine, the dictatorship of Napoleon Bonaparte, and a decade of continental war.

Today Western Civilization is again in crisis, with an ever-widening progressive campaign against religion, tradition, and ordered liberty; Francesco Giubilei’s cogent reassessment of some of conservatism’s greatest thinkers could not be timelier.

Within these pages, English-speaking readers will come across some familiar names: Burke, Disraeli, Chesterton, and Scruton. Americans get their own chapter too, including penetrating examinations of John Adams, Richard Weaver, Henry Regnery, Robert Nisbet, Russell Kirk, William F. Buckley Jr., and Barry Goldwater. But perhaps most interesting is Giubilei’s coverage of the continental European tradition-largely Catholic, monarchical, traditionalist, and anti-Jacobin, anti-Communist, and anti-Fascist.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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France Since The 1970s: History, Politics And …

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Dictionary of Medieval Anglo-Jewish History by Joe Hillaby+

The Palgrave Dictionary of Medieval Anglo-Jewish History by Joe Hillaby, Caroline Hillaby
Requirements: .PDF reader, 7.8 Mb
Overview: Using a wide range of rich original sources, this unique reference guide provides a remarkable picture of England’s medieval Jewry. Following an extensive introduction, the dictionary includes illustrations, maps, and over 40 topographic, 30 biographic and 80 general entries, including texts of key legislation.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History > Dictionary

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Darkness: A Cultural History by Nina Edwards

Darkness: A Cultural History by Nina Edwards
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Overview: Darkness divides and enlivens opinion. Some are afraid of the dark, or at least prefer to avoid it, and there are many who dislike what it appears to stand for. Others are drawn to this strange domain, delighting in its uncertainties, lured by all the associations of folklore and legend, by the call of the mysterious and of the unknown. The history of our attitudes toward darkness-toward what we cannot quite make out, in all its physical and metaphorical manifestations-challenges the very notion of a world that we can fully comprehend.

In this book, Nina Edwards explores darkness as both a physical feature and cultural image, through themes of sight, blindness, consciousness, dreams, fear of the dark, night blindness, and the in-between states of dusk or fog, twilight and dawn, those points or periods of obscuration and clarification. Taking us across the ages, from the dungeons of Gothic novels to the concrete bunkers of Nordic Noir TV shows, Edwards interrogates the full sweep of humanity’s attempts to harness and suppress the dark first through our ability to control fire and, later, illuminate the world with electricity. She explores how the idea of darkness pervades art, literature, religion, and our everyday language. Ultimately, Edwards reveals how darkness, whether a shifting concept or palpable physical presence, has fed our imaginations.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Darkness: A Cultural History by Nina Edwards

Darkness: A Cultural History by Nina Edwards
Requirements: .PDF reader, 13.1 Mb
Overview: Darkness divides and enlivens opinion. Some are afraid of the dark, or at least prefer to avoid it, and there are many who dislike what it appears to stand for. Others are drawn to this strange domain, delighting in its uncertainties, lured by all the associations of folklore and legend, by the call of the mysterious and of the unknown. The history of our attitudes toward darkness-toward what we cannot quite make out, in all its physical and metaphorical manifestations-challenges the very notion of a world that we can fully comprehend.

In this book, Nina Edwards explores darkness as both a physical feature and cultural image, through themes of sight, blindness, consciousness, dreams, fear of the dark, night blindness, and the in-between states of dusk or fog, twilight and dawn, those points or periods of obscuration and clarification. Taking us across the ages, from the dungeons of Gothic novels to the concrete bunkers of Nordic Noir TV shows, Edwards interrogates the full sweep of humanity’s attempts to harness and suppress the dark first through our ability to control fire and, later, illuminate the world with electricity. She explores how the idea of darkness pervades art, literature, religion, and our everyday language. Ultimately, Edwards reveals how darkness, whether a shifting concept or palpable physical presence, has fed our imaginations.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Castles, a Very Peculiar History by Jacqueline Morley

Castles, a Very Peculiar History by Jacqueline Morley
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Overview: Whether you’re planning your first seige, building a fortress or just looking for a way to escape the peasants below, ‘Castles: A Very Peculiar History’ is full of tips, tricks and horror stories from the castle-building trade. We can’t all match up to the combined beauty and danger of the Tower of London, but in this title you’ll learn who developed the world’s first flat-pack castle, the difference between donjeons and dungeons (it’s important, trust us) and even the best time of year for a siege. Discover how a fortress was brought down by forty pigs and even how to use a common plant to defect lightning! Gasp in horrible glee at the many horrid substances poured onto beseigers through those dastardly trebuchets (there are things worse than boiling hot oil!). From the keep to the bailey, ‘Castles: A Very Peculiar History’ is all you need to learn how to build, manage and defend a mighty fortress.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Making History


Making History
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Wisconsin Magazine of History – Summer 2019

Wisconsin Magazine of History – Summer 2019

Wisconsin Magazine of History – Summer 2019
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Overview: The Wisconsin Magazine of History informs and delights readers by collecting, preserving, and sharing the stories of Wisconsin people, culture, and history.
Genre: Magazine –

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Islamic State: Rewriting History by Michael Griffin

Islamic State: Rewriting History by Michael Griffin
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Overview: The world is watching Islamic State’s lightning advance through Syria to the gates of Baghdad. For the third time in fifteen years, the US risks being drawn into another war in the Middle East despite its experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq. IS are creating catastrophic waves across the region, but it is still unclear what lies behind its success.

Islamic State: Rewriting History takes the long-view by analysing IS’s beginnings in Iraq to their involvement in the Arab Spring and through to the present day. It discusses the myriad of regional players engaged in a seemingly endless power game: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and Iraq have all contributed to the success of IS by supplying arms and funds.

Using a fast-paced, narrative-driven style, Michael Griffin foregrounds the story of the uprising against President Assad of Syria and describes his regime’s varied responses; the human cost; the role played by the Free Syrian Army, Islamist groups, Iran, Hezbollah and Russia; the chemical weapons attacks in 2013; and the House of Commons vote not to impose a no fly zone over the country.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Intelligence: A Brief History by Anna T. Cianciolo+

Intelligence: A Brief History by Anna T. Cianciolo, Robert J. Sternberg
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Overview: Intelligence: A Brief History is a lively and accessible look at the origins of the field of intelligence. The book explores the nature and measurement of intelligence, examines approaches to teaching intelligence, and discusses individual and group differences in intelligence. Readers will receive an historical overview of the field as well as a good understanding of its major ideas.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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History Revealed – Issue 70, July 2019

History Revealed – Issue 70, July 2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 57 MB
Overview: 116 Pages – True PDF
History Revealed brings the past to life for everyone. It’s an action-packed, image-rich magazine with zero stuffiness. Each issue has a central section that takes a closer look at one of history’s big stories, such as the Wild West or Ancient Rome, telling everything you need to know. We also explore the lives of the truly famous, follow the great adventures of the past, taste the blood and thunder of battles, and look at how closely Hollywood blockbusters have told history.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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History of War – Issue 63 2019