The Origins of Israeli Mythology: Neither Canaanites Nor Crusaders


The Origins of Israeli Mythology: Neither Canaanites Nor Crusaders
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On The Origins Of Cognitive Science: The …

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The Russian Origins Of The First World …

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The Origins of the Choson Dynasty by John B. Duncan

The Origins of the Choson Dynasty by John B. Duncan
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Overview: Scholars have long held that Korea’s Choson dynasty (1392-1910) was established by a new socioeconomic class of scholar-officials of local-landlord origins who overthrew the capital-based aristocracy of the Koryo dynasty (918-1392). The Origins of the Choson Dynasty refutes that view, showing that a key feature of the dynastic transition was continuity in the structure and composition of the central ruling class and arguing that the main force behind the establishment of the Choson was the need to revamp institutions to protect aristocratic interests. The change of dynasties thus was less a revolution than a culmination of a centuries-old effort to create a centralized bureaucratic polity.

Drawing on a wealth of data compiled from primary sources and presented here in 26 tables and 10 genealogical charts, The Origins of the Choson Dynasty provides an exhaustive analysis of the structure and composition of the central officialdom of the Koryo-Choson transition and offers a new interpretation of the history of traditional Korea.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Virgin and the Grail: Origins of a Legend


The Virgin and the Grail: Origins of a Legend
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Dark Mirror: The Medieval Origins Of Anti-jewish …

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Origins: How Earths History Shaped Human History [Audiobook]

Origins: How Earths History Shaped Human History [Audiobook]

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Origins: How Earths History Shaped Human History [Audiobook]

Origins: How Earths History Shaped Human History [Audiobook]

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Origins: Earth’s History Shaped Human History by Lewis Dartnell (.M4B)

Origins: How Earth’s History Shaped Human History by Lewis Dartnell
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Overview: A New York Times best-selling author explains how the physical world shaped the history of our species
When we talk about human history, we often focus on great leaders, population forces, and decisive wars. But how has the earth itself determined our destiny? Our planet wobbles, driving changes in climate that forced the transition from nomadism to farming. Mountainous terrain led to the development of democracy in Greece. Atmospheric circulation patterns later on shaped the progression of global exploration, colonization, and trade. Even today, voting behavior in the southeast United States ultimately follows the underlying pattern of 75 million-year-old sediments from an ancient sea. Everywhere is the deep imprint of the planetary on the human.
From the cultivation of the first crops to the founding of modern states, Origins reveals the breathtaking impact of the earth beneath our feet on the shape of our human civilizations.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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The Damaged Core: Origins, Dynamics, Manifestations, And …

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The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself (Audiobook)

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The Origins of Cool in Postwar America by Joel Dinerstein

The Origins of Cool in Postwar America by Joel Dinerstein
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Overview: Cool. It was a new word and a new way to be, and in a single generation, it became the supreme compliment of American culture. The Origins of Cool in Postwar America uncovers the hidden history of this concept and its new set of codes that came to define a global attitude and style. As Joel Dinerstein reveals in this dynamic book, cool began as a stylish defiance of racism, a challenge to suppressed sexuality, a philosophy of individual rebellion, and a youthful search for social change.

Through eye-opening portraits of iconic figures, Dinerstein illuminates the cultural connections and artistic innovations among Lester Young, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Jack Kerouac, Albert Camus, Marlon Brando, and James Dean, among others. We eavesdrop on conversations among Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Miles Davis, and on a forgotten debate between Lorraine Hansberry and Norman Mailer over the "white Negro" and black cool. We come to understand how the cool worlds of Beat writers and Method actors emerged from the intersections of film noir, jazz, and existentialism. Out of this mix, Dinerstein sketches nuanced definitions of cool that unite concepts from African-American and Euro-American culture: the stylish stoicism of the ethical rebel loner; the relaxed intensity of the improvising jazz musician; the effortless, physical grace of the Method actor. To be cool is not to be hip and to be hot is definitely not to be cool.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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In Search of the Origins of Nazi Monstrosity by Jean Haussmann

In Search of the Origins of Nazi Monstrosity by Jean Haussmann
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Overview: In Search of the Origins of Nazi Monstrosity does not intend to rewrite the history of the Shoah or, for that matter, any other persecutions that occurred during the Nazi regime. It tries, foremost, to quantify the facts pertaining to the transformation of xenophobic attitudes into systematic annihilation. These facts reveal the relevant role of the Austro-Bavarian culture in the construction and execution of the massacres. A tentative explanation follows trying to illuminate the constellation under which this specific geo-political active participation could have arisen.
Three levels are analyzed: one pertaining to the "material executors," one to the collaboration by the overall pan-German "civil servants," and finally and foremost, to the "originators" of the systematic annihilation process. In what could seem an accusatory trial of Austria and Bavaria, our profound admiration for what these people have achieved in other historical circumstances remains unchallenged.
Genre: Non-Fiction – History

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