Flag

Author: William Crampton
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780789458247
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Displays the many shapes, sizes and colors of flags and banners the world over and explores the history, meaning, and uses of different types of flags.

Flag Nation and Symbolism in Europe and America

Author: Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134066961
Format: PDF, Docs
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Although the symbolic and political importance of flags has often been mentioned by scholars of nationalism, there are few in-depth studies of the significance of flags for national identities. This multi-disciplinary collection offers case studies and comparisons of flag history, uses and controversies. This book brings together a dozen scholars, from varying national and disciplinary backgrounds, to offers a cluster of close readings of flags in their social contexts, mostly contemporary, but also historical. Case studies from Denmark, England, Northern Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States explore ways in which flags are contested, stir up powerful emotions, can be commercialised in some contexts but not in others, serve as quasi-religious symbols, and as physical boundary markers; how the same flag can be solemn and formal in one setting, but stand for domestic bliss and informal cultural intimacy in another.

I ll fly the flag

Author: Melodie Adams
Publisher: Silhouette Books ; Markham, Ont. : Paperjacks [distributor]
ISBN: 9780671572655
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Flag and Fleet

Author: William Wood
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3732664333
Format: PDF
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Reproduktion des Originals: Flag and Fleet von William Wood

The Australian Flag

Author: Carol A. Foley
Publisher: Federation Press
ISBN: 9781862871885
Format: PDF, Docs
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The present flag Australian was designed in 1901. This book provides an objective and balanced basis upon which you can answer the fundamental questions:Why does Australia have a flag? What flags and emblems has Australia had? Who has the legal power to decide whether or not the Australian flag needs to be changed and, if it does, who has the power to choose the new design? Everything is here, including an expansive selection of illustrations which range from topical cartoons through to colour reproductions of most of the Australian Flags (past, present and proposed), to enable you, the reader, to make up your own mind about the Great Flag Debate.

Flag

Author: Marc Leepson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429906472
Format: PDF
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The thirteen-stripe, fifty-star flag is as familiar an American icon as any that has existed in the nation's history. Yet the history of the flag, especially its origins, is cloaked in myth and misinformation. Flag: An American Biography rectifies that situation by presenting a lively, comprehensive, illuminating look at the history of the American flag from its beginnings to today. Journalist and historian Marc Leepson uncovers scores of little-known, fascinating facts as he traces the evolution of the American flag from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. Flag sifts through the historical evidence to---among many other things---uncover the truth behind the Betsy Ross myth and to discover the true designer of the Stars and Stripes. It details the many colorful and influential Americans who shaped the history of the flag. "Flag," as the novelist Nelson DeMille says in his preface, "is not a book with an agenda or a subjective point of view. It is an objective history of the American flag, well researched, well presented, easy to read and understand, and very informative and entertaining." "Our love for the flag may be incomprehensible to others, but at least we now have a comprehensive guide to its unfolding." ---The Wall Street Journal "The fascination of history is in its details, and the author of Flag: An American Biography knows how to find them and turn them into compelling reading.... This book brings out the irony, humor, myth, and behind-the-scenes happenings that make our flag's 228-year history so fascinating." ---The Saturday Evening Post "Timely and insightful." ---The Dallas Morning News

The Blood red Arab Flag

Author: Charles E. Davies
Publisher: University of Exeter Press
ISBN: 9780859895095
Format: PDF, Kindle
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During the years 1797-1820 the Qasimi Arabs or Qawasim, inhabitants of the present day United Arab Emirates, acquired an enduring reputation as ruthless pirates. Some of their victims flew the British flag, and thus their actions were to provide the initial stimulus and justification for 150 years of British involvement in the Gulf. Recently, however, it has been doubted whether the Qawasim were in fact pirates. In a scholarly but accessible account founded on contemporary sources, illustrated with testimonies of eye-witnesses and participants, this book sets out to decide this controversial question. By making use of valuable and hitherto untapped archival material, Charles Davies strongly evokes a flavour of life in the Gulf in this turbulent and formative period in the Gulf's history. This book represents the first in-depth investigation into this controversial subject. It is based on original research and and helps to explain why the Gulf is as it is today.