Exploring Russia in the Elizabethan commonwealth

Author: Felicity Stout
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1784996874
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Exploring Russia in the Elizabethan commonwealth examines English relations with Russia, from the 'strange and wonderfull discoverie' of the land in 1553 and Elizabeth I's correspondence with Ivan the Terrible, to the corrupt culture of the Muscovy Company and the political sensitivities surrounding writing on Russia. Focusing on the life and works of Giles Fletcher, the elder, ambassador to Russia in 1588, this work explores two popular subject areas of Elizabethan history: exploration, travel and trade and late Elizabethan political culture. As well as examining these two subjects as inextricably linked, this book seeks to redress the imbalance in scholarship of the 'discovery era' that has so often looked to the 'New World' of the Americas at the expense of northern sites of exploration and exploitation. By analysing the pervasive languages of commonwealth, corruption and tyranny found in both the Muscovy Company accounts and in Fletcher's writings on Russia, this monograph explores how Russia was a useful tool for Elizabethans to think with when they contemplated the nature of contemporary government, the politics of the Elizabethan commonwealth and the changing face of monarchy in the late sixteenth century. Foregrounding early modern reading practices and censorship, alongside analysis of mercantile and diplomatic documents, this work will appeal to academics and students of Elizabethan political culture and literary studies, as well as those of early modern travel and trade.

Keep Calm at Christmas

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Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448116317
Format: PDF, ePub
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Everyone knows 'tis the season to be jolly; when you can roast chestnuts on an open fire, treetops glisten and sleigh bells ring alongside the sound of small children's laughter. However, if you don't think Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year then reach for Keep Calm at Christmas and let its soothing advice reassure you that Christmas comes but once a year. Keep Calm at Christmas follows Keep Calm for Ladies and Keep Calm for Chaps and offers many merry pearls of wisdom to help you get through the festive season; on everything from relatives to office parties, and gluttony to new year resolutions. An insighftul pocket gift for Christmas. 'What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day' Phyllis Diller 'About all you can do is dream of a white Christmas, for it seems like it always leaves most of us in the red' Anon 'Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice' Anon 'Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit' Kin Hubbard 'New Year's Day... now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual' Mark Twain

Curriculum innovation

Author: Roger Crombie White
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780335197569
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Curriculum Innovation is a celebration of teachers' achievements and creativity at the secondary level of schooling. It examines the historical and political contexts of curriculum development and control in the United Kingdom, and analyses the values and beliefs that have shaped the reforms in schools and colleges over the last two decades. It considers the extent to which these changes have acted to challenge the professional autonomy and status of teachers and lecturers, and reflects the views of those affected.It provides an account of the current curriculum provision for the 14-19 age group - a contemporary "map of the territory" - and highlights the ASDAN Award Scheme, one successful example of teacher led innovation. As the pendulum begins to swing back from the centrally controlled and narrowly prescribed programmes of study and attainment targets of the national curriculum, it is important to draw attention to such areas of good practice and identify the policy implications of these grass roots initiatives.This book highlights not only the "professional imagination" but also what it can achieve. It makes for inspirational reading and will be of great interest to students, teachers and lecturers, and anyone involved with curriculum development for the 14-19 age group.

Civilians Into Soldiers

Author: Emma Newlands
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719088046
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Civilians into Soldiers is an examination of body cultures in the British Army during the Second World War. Drawing on a wealth of official records and servicemen's personal testimonies, it explores the ways in which male civilians were turned into soldiers through the techniques by which they were inducted into military service. It follows the chronological experiences of wartime recruits, from their enlistment and training to their confrontations with wounding and death, and traces the significance of the body throughout. As such, it provides new ways of understanding how the British prepared for and conducted the Second World War. Civilians into Soldiers will appeal to students and specialists in British social and cultural history, war studies and military medicine and health.

Politics and the Bureaucracy

Author: Kenneth J. Meier
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780495007470
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This best-selling textbook is unique because of its focus on the political side of bureaucracy. Presenting bureaucracy as a political institution, this book covers the controls on bureaucracy and how bureaucracy makes policy. It is known for its current survey of the political science literature and interesting topical examples and case studies.

The Experience of Suburban Modernity

Author: Michael John Law
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1847799434
Format: PDF
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The experience of suburban modernity explores how the adoption of new forms of private transport transformed inter-war suburban London. It shows how London's suburban middle classes used their newly found disposable income to enjoy driving, motorcycling and flying. The experience of suburban modernity demonstrates that these new practices were welcomed by many, but met resistance to change from those who were dismayed by the accidents that resulted from increased mobility and the aesthetic and cultural changes that were the consequence of Americanisation and suburban development. The book is divided into three sections. In the first, Law considers each of the private transport technologies in turn: the car, the bicycle and motorcycle, and the aeroplane and shows how they contributed to a sense of suburban modernity. Secondly, he examines the infrastructure that supported these technologies and shows how they were interpreted in contested visions of the meaning of Englishness. Finally, Law describes a set of journeys that demonstrate a condition of suburban modernity. These include the roadhouse, a site of Americanisation and transgression, new mobile practices of consumption, the embodied experiences of driving in a modern way, and the disastrous consequences of air and car accidents. This book will be welcomed by academics and students working in suburban studies, historical geography and inter-war British history and can also be enjoyed by anyone interested in the history of London

Real resumes for Financial Jobs

Author: Anne McKinney
Publisher: PREP Publishing
ISBN: 9781885288158
Format: PDF, ePub
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A book designed to be the best friend of those who want to enter, advance in, and change jobs in one of the hottest industries in the 21st century; finance. The best way to enter a new industry is to look and sound as though you "belong" in the field, so there are resumes to help the career-minded find their first job in the financial world. Other resumes help the financially astute professional advance in the field. You'll find job titles such as these in this book designed to help those who want to move in this hot field of opportunity: auditor, financial services consultant, investment banker, commercial banker, bookkeeper, commercial loan specialist, data entry operator, controller, chief financial officer, budget management specialist, business analyst, business services manager, accounts receivable specialist, insurance adjuster, funds transfer analyst, loan officer, mortgage consultant, real estate broker, revenue field auditor, accounting manager, staff accountant, tax auditor, teller supervisor, training operations manager...and many others!

Apostasy and Jewish Identity in High Middle Ages Northern Europe

Author: Simha Goldin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719095778
Format: PDF, Docs
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The attitude of Jews living in the medieval Christian world to Jews who converted to Christianity or to Christians seeking to join the Jewish faith reflects the central traits that make up Jewish self-identification. The Jews saw themselves as a unique group chosen by God, who expected them to play a specific and unique role in the world. This study researches fully for the first time the various aspects of the way European Jews regarded members of their own fold in the context of lapses into another religion. It attempts to understand whether they regarded the issue of conversion with self-confidence or with suspicion, and whether their attitude was based on a clear theological position, or on issues of socialisation. The book will primarily interest students and lecturers of Jewish/Christian relations, the Middle Ages, Jews in the Medieval period, and inter-religious research.

The One Page CV

Author: Paul Hichens
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 1292001496
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Say less and stand out more. About six seconds – that’s how long your CV will be considered before it’s consigned to the bin forever. If you don’t grab attention quickly, you’ll be rejected without a second thought. Your CV must be high impact, concise and optimised if it’s to do its job, and The One Page CV shows you exactly how to do it. It’s proven to work. It’s tried and tested. It’s written by an expert. · Avoid the pitfalls that your competition will be making · Transform your CV into a targeted, high-impact, job-winning tool · Spotlight your professional skills, qualifications and experience · Write smartly and persuasively so recruiters want to read your CV Remember – you’ve got six seconds. That’s all. Why waste it?

How to Start a Business Analyst Career

Author: Laura Brandenburg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780983861126
Format: PDF
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You may be wondering if business analysis is the right career choice, debating if you have what it takes to be successful as a business analyst, or looking for tips to maximize your business analysis opportunities. With the average salary for a business analyst in the United States reaching above $90,000 per year, more talented, experienced professionals are pursuing business analysis careers than ever before. But the path is not clear cut. No degree will guarantee you will start in a business analyst role. What's more, few junior-level business analyst jobs exist. Yet every year professionals with experience in other occupations move directly into mid-level and even senior-level business analyst roles. My promise to you is that this book will help you find your best path forward into a business analyst career. More than that, you will know exactly what to do next to expand your business analysis opportunities.