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The eighteenth century in New Spain witnessed major changes: among these, one of the most significant was the adoption of French customs among the upper groups of society in response to the spreading ideas of the Enlightenment. In addition, New Spain's economy and culture were also changing radically. The spread of these French-inspired ideas and customs soon reached the rest of urban society. These new ideas, it has been assumed, brought a relaxation of social customs. But Viqueira Alban takes this assumption, and raises the question: Was it really a period of relaxation of social customs, in this age of "growth without development?" He discovered that the movement of rural workers and their families to urban centers created a concern within the church and government hierarchy about the threat of disorder, leading to the need for new social restraints. By the end of the eighteenth century, New Spain was characterized by a very rich, agitated, and varied social life. This book explores the history of Mexico City in the eighteenth century, focusing on society, social classes, elite culture and popular culture. Propriety and Permissiveness examines how the elite culture in Mexico City attempted to create more space between themselves and the masses. Their anxiety about their status encouraged laws and practices that enforced social space. Bullfighting, the theater, street diversions, and the game of pelota (called jai-alai in the United States today) are all examined as part of the culture of this period. This new text is ideal for colonial Latin American survey courses, courses on the history of Mexico and Latin American literature, and courses on the popular culture and social history of Latin America.

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Genre: History
Author: Juan Pedro Viqueira Albán
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 1999
File: 280 Pages
ISBN-13: 0842024670

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THE STORY: The setting is the front porch of Roy and Elizabeth's home in Maynard, Texas, on a hot summer afternoon. Elizabeth and her friend Hattie are whiling away the time folding laundry, watching TV, sipping bourbon and Coke, and gossiping about the many open secrets which are so much a part of small-town life. They are joined by the self-righteous Amy Lee who, among other tidbits, can't resist blurting out that Roy has been seen around town with another woman. While the ensuing conversation is increasingly edged with bitter humor, from it emerges a sense of Elizabeth's inner strength and her quiet understanding of the turmoil which has beset her husband since his return from Vietnam. He is wild, and he is unfaithful, but he needs her, and she loves him. And she'll be waiting for him when he comes home-no matter what others may say or think.

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Genre: Drama
Author: James McLure
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Release: 1981
File: 37 Pages
ISBN-13: 0822206455

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The survival of Louis XVII from the horrible Temple prison after the murder of his father Louis XVI and his mother Marie Antoinette is a fascinating story left out of all official French history. No wonder they did not want to hand him over to the Spanish king or the Vendee province, both of which demanded his release. I exist because he survived! If he did not survive who am I then? No one can give an answer to that, because no other answer exists. The book tells his life story and it intertwines with mine. I also left the country of my birth after the Second World War to try my luck elsewhere. I left my parents behind as a young man of 18. I did not suffer as he did but there are many parallels. And in the end our stories come together as I try to find a final answer to the quest of getting my name accepted in my country France. Outline •Chapter 1 Early Memories, born in Holland with family to Dutch Indies. War and father against the Germans, underground. War over I leave for Canada to bring mother over. Parents divorced. •Chapter 2 Louis XVI and the revolution, first Dauphin is born, second son is Charles Louis. Fairly long description on what led to the revolution. Family life. •Chapter 3 The revolution intensifies the struggles to maintain order. The opposition helped by the Orleans branch of the family. Attack on the Bastille, paid for by the Orleans group. •Chapter 4 I arrive in Montreal, move to Timmins looking for gold. Find a wife instead. Work in Hotel and goldmine. Move to Toronto. •Chapter 5 The Royal family is jailed in the Temple. Father Louis XVI is sentenced to death and beheaded. Mother Marie-Antoinette accused of sex crimes with son is also beheaded. Charles Louis becomes Louis XVII at 8 years old. Alone in prison with his sister. Escapes and is substituted by a sick older boy. •Chapter 6 Louis XVII escapes from jail, his early travels in and out of the clutches of various groups. He ends up in Germany and works with watches, a trade his father started with him when he was very small. •Chapter 7 I work for the department store Robert Simpson. Get executive training and promotions. Tragedy and then a wonderful family life. •Chapter 8 The substitute Louis XVII dies in the Temple on week before he must be handed to the one province in France that is not in the revolution (Vendee). Spain also wants Louis XVII free. Conveniently this is all too late. The burial at St Marquerite cemetery where the caretaker digs up the body out of a mass grave and buries it near the church wall. •Chapter 9 False Dauphins are popping up all over France and even one in North America. All get found out except one. He does not show up until the uncle is declared king of France (Louis XVIII). He has lived for many years in Germany. •Chapter 10 I go from retailing into real estate. My father dies and I become the senior de Bourbon. I have some success and finally decide to take some time off to sail my sailboat across Lake Ontario down the Hudson River past New York to Florida. I love it and come back to do it again. •Chapter 11 Louis XVII as Karl Wilhelm Naundorff in Germany. His enemies pursue him, false accusations, jail terms. He gets married, has children. •Chapter 12 His Crossen memoirs in his own writing he tells his own story. •Chapter 13 He is again going to be attacked so he decides to return to Paris to reclaim his name. He meets with 50 old members of the court. Almost all recognize him and he gets ready to take hid case to court. The Orleans family is on the throne and not impressed that there are survivors of the real Kings. •Chapter 14 Days before the court c

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Genre: France
Author: Charles Louis De Bourbon
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Release: 2005
File: 322 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781412052993

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On the accession of Louis XIII in 1610 following the assassination of his father, the Bourbon dynasty stood on unstable foundations. For all of Henri IV's undoubted achievements, he had left his son a realm that was still prey to the ambitions of an aristocracy that possessed independent military force and was prepared to resort to violence and vendetta in order to defend its interests and honour. To establish his personal authority, Louis XIII was forced to resort to conspiracy and murder, and even then his authority was constantly challenged. Yet a little over a century later, as the reign of Louis XIV drew to a close, such disobedience was impossible. Instead, a simple royal command expressing the sovereign's disgrace was sufficient to compel the most powerful men and women in the kingdom to submit to imprisonment or internal exile without a trial or an opportunity to justify their conduct, abandoning their normal lives, leaving families, careers, offices, and possessions behind in obedience to their sovereign. To explain that transformation, this volume examines the development of this new 'politics of disgrace', why it emerged, how it was conceptualised, the conventions that governed its use, and reactions to it, not only from the perspective of the monarch and his noble subjects, but also the great corporations of the realm and the wider public. Although that new model of disgrace proved remarkably successful, influencing the ideas and actions of the dominant social elites, it was nevertheless contested, and the critique of disgrace connects to the second aim of this work, which is to use shifting attitudes to the practice as a means of investigating the nature of Ancien Regime political culture and some of the dramatic and profound changes it experienced in the years separating Louis XIII's dramatic seizure of power from the French Revolution.

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Author: Julian Swann
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2017-01-12
File: 560 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780198788690

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Using El lazarillo de ciegos caminantes (the "Guide for Blind Rovers" by Alonso Carrio de Lavandera, the best known work of the era) as a jumping off point for a sprawling discussion of 18th-century Spanish America, Ruth Hill argues for a richer, more nuanced understanding of the relationship between Spain and its western colonies. Armed with primary sources including literature, maps, census data, letters, and diaries, Hill reveals a rich world of intrigue and artifice, where identity is surprisingly fluid and always in question. More importantly, Hill crafts a complex argument for reassessing our understanding of race and class distinctions at the time, with enormous implications for how we view conceptions of race and class today.

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Genre: History
Author: Ruth Hill
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Release: 2005
File: 396 Pages
ISBN-13: 0826514928

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Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

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Genre: History
Author: John Robert Fisher
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Release: 2003-01-01
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780853239086

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Did you know that bourbon must be made in America and aged for at least two years in new American oak barrels that are charred on the inside? In this spirited little cookbook, Kathleen Purvis explores the history, mythology, and culinary star power of this quintessential southern liquor. On the scene in Kentucky, home to most bourbon makers, she reports on the science and love behind the liquor's long, careful production. Featuring both classic and cutting-edge cocktails, the cookbook ranges well beyond beverages to present bourbon as a distinct ingredient in appetizers, entrees, side dishes, and desserts. From Classic Mint Julep to Bourbon-Ginger Grilled Pork Tenderloin to Pecan Bourbon Balls to Bourbon-Chicken Liver Pate, the 54 recipes in Bourbon are punctuated by Purvis's wicked sense of humor. Did you know that even the taxman takes a cut from the "angel's share" that evaporates from bourbon barrels?

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Genre: Cooking
Author: Kathleen Purvis
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Release: 2013-09-09
File: 112 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781469610849

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Once thought to be only the tipple of southern gentlemen and the companion of confederate roughnecks, bourbon has gained a steady resurgence in popularity over the years with an ever-expanding and diverse audience. A beverage distilled almost exclusively in Kentucky, bourbon has attained prominence and appreciation for its complexity, history, and tradition. In The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook, Albert Schmid provides readers with the best recipes using the famous spirit of the Bluegrass. From classic Kentucky cocktails such as the Mint Julep, to bourbon inspired desserts, such as Bourbon-Pecan Crème Brulée with Chocolate Sauce, and more savory fare, such as Steaks with Bourbon Ginger Sauce, this book supplies recipes for every course. Schmid uses the four distinct seasons of the Bluegrass State to guide the reader through this rich collection of bourbon dishes and color photographs. In many ways a lesson on the flavor profiles that pair with and improve the flavor of bourbon, this book can be used by the home cook and the professional chef alike for inspiration to create new dishes. Much more than just a cookbook, The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook recounts bourbon lore, food traditions, and Kentucky history, giving the reader a full appreciation of America's native spirit.

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Genre: Cooking
Author: Albert W. A. Schmid
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Release: 2010-05-01
File: 168 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780813173740

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The distinctive beverage of the Western world, bourbon is Kentucky's illustrious gift to the world of spirits. Although the story of American whiskey is recorded in countless lively pages of our nation's history, the place of bourbon in the American cultural record has long awaited detailed and objective presentation. Not a recipe book or a barman's guide, but a fascinating and informative contribution to Americana, The Social History of Bourbon reflects an aspect of our national cultural identity that many have long suppressed or overlooked. Gerald Carson explores the impact of the liquor's presence during America's early development, as well as bourbon's role in some of the more dramatic events in American history, including the Whiskey Rebellion, the scandals of the Whiskey Ring, and the "whiskey forts" of the fur trade. The Social History of Bourbon is a revealing look at the role of this classic beverage in the development of American manners and culture.

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Genre: History
Author: Gerald Carson
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Release: 2010-10-01
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780813126586

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Genre:
Author: Henri d'Orléans Aumale (duc d')
Publisher:
Release: 1872
File: Pages
ISBN-13: MINN:31951P00685044G

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