Lifelines from Our Past

Author: L. S. Stavrianos
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317466071
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This book offers an extraordinary interpretation of world history, from the paleolithic era to the present. Renowned historian L.S. Stavrianos conceptualizes human history into three categories: kinship societies, tributary societies, and capitalist societies. In each, he discerns and studies four "life-line" issues - ecology, gender relations, social relations, and war - that encompass the broadest areas of human experience. The revised edition projects forward to the twenty-first century, offering the author's views on possible future scenarios involving the same lifeline issues.

An Atlas and Survey of South Asian History

Author: Karl J. Schmidt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317476816
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This historical atlas is devoted primarily to India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, while also covering Napal, Bhutan and Ceylon/Sri Lanka. The maps are accompanied by text which illuminates recent political, economic, social and cultural developments.

Maritime Southeast Asia 300 B C to A D 1528

Author: Lynda Norene Shaffer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317465199
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A history of the fabled islands of Southeast Asia from 300 BC, by which time their inhabitants had learned to sail the monsoon winds, to AD 1528, when Islam became dominant in the region.

Memos from the Besieged City

Author: Djelal Kadir
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804770506
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This is a historical and critical reassessment of the field of comparative literature—the study of cultures and their literary posterity across national borders and historical frontiers—at a moment when notions of literacy and culture are under inordinate pressure by predatory globalization and militaristic realpolitik.

Teaching World History in the Twenty first Century A Resource Book

Author: Heidi Roupp
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317458966
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This practical handbook is designed to help anyone who is preparing to teach a world history course - or wants to teach it better. It includes contributions by experienced teachers who are reshaping world history education, and features new approaches to the subject as well as classroom-tested practices that have markedly improved world history teaching.

Air Power in the Age of Total War

Author: John Buckley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135362769
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Warfare in the first half of the 20th century was fundamentally and irrovocably altered by the birth and subsequent development of air power. This work assesses the role of air power in changing the face of battle on land and sea. Utilizing late-1990s research, the author demonstrates that the phenomenon of air power was both a cause and a crucial accelerating factor contributing to the theory and practice of total war. For instance, the expansion of warfare to the homefront was a direct result of bombing and indirectly due to the extent of national economic mobilization required to support first rate air power status. In addition, the move away from the principle of total war with the onset of the Cold War and the replacement of air power by ICBMs is thoroughly examined. This work should provide students of international history, war studies, defence and strategic studies with an insight into 20th-century warfare.

Hemp

Author: Chris Conrad
Publisher: Creative Xpressions
ISBN: 9780963975416
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Measure of Civilization

Author: Ian Morris
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400844762
Format: PDF
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In the last thirty years, there have been fierce debates over how civilizations develop and why the West became so powerful. The Measure of Civilization presents a brand-new way of investigating these questions and provides new tools for assessing the long-term growth of societies. Using a groundbreaking numerical index of social development that compares societies in different times and places, award-winning author Ian Morris sets forth a sweeping examination of Eastern and Western development across 15,000 years since the end of the last ice age. He offers surprising conclusions about when and why the West came to dominate the world and fresh perspectives for thinking about the twenty-first century. Adapting the United Nations' approach for measuring human development, Morris's index breaks social development into four traits--energy capture per capita, organization, information technology, and war-making capacity--and he uses archaeological, historical, and current government data to quantify patterns. Morris reveals that for 90 percent of the time since the last ice age, the world's most advanced region has been at the western end of Eurasia, but contrary to what many historians once believed, there were roughly 1,200 years--from about 550 to 1750 CE--when an East Asian region was more advanced. Only in the late eighteenth century CE, when northwest Europeans tapped into the energy trapped in fossil fuels, did the West leap ahead. Resolving some of the biggest debates in global history, The Measure of Civilization puts forth innovative tools for determining past, present, and future economic and social trends.

Rose Book of Bible Christian History Time Lines

Author: Rose Publishing
Publisher: Rose Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1596360844
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Six thousand years and 20 feet of time lines in one beautiful hard-bound cover! This unique resource allows you to easily store and reference two time lines in book form. These gorgeous time lines printed on heavy chart paper can also be slipped out of their binding and posted in a hallway or large room for full effect.

Easy Family History

Author: David Annal
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408178818
Format: PDF, ePub
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Easy Family History takes the stress out of family history research. It guides readers through the most important information sources for family historians in the UK including family documents, official records, archives and websites. From what to expect on a birth cert to how to use newspaper archives each chapter focuses on an area of research and takes you through the basics. This book focuses on UK records and archives. Fully updated, this new edition includes information on recently released archives such as the 1911 Census and recently digitised military records and archives that are now online. This book features screenshots of useful websites and images of sample archival documents throughout. Author David Annal draws on his expertise and experience as a professional family history researcher to help budding family historians to get started and keep their findings in order and in perspective.