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This is a comparative study of the architecture of the countries that defined the Austro-Hungarian monarchy from 1867 to 1918. Although scholars have recognized the contributions of Viennese intellectuals, they have all but ignored those of other centres such as Budapest,

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Ákos Moravánszky
Publisher : Mit Press
Release : 1998-01
File : 508 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780262133340

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The American West used to be a story of gunfights, glory, wagon trails, and linear progress. Historians such as Frederick Jackson Turner and Hollywood movies such as Stagecoach (1939) and Shane (1953) cast the trans-Mississippi region as a frontier of epic proportions where 'savagery' met 'civilization' and boys became men.During the late 1980s, this old way of seeing the West came under heavy fire. Scholars such as Patricia Nelson Limerick and Richard White forged a fresh story of the region, a new vision of the West, based around the conquest of peoples and landscapes.This book explores the bipolar world of Turner's Old West and Limerick's New West and reveals the values and ambiguities associated with both historical traditions. Sections on Lewis and Clark, the frontier and the cowboy sit alongside work on Indian genocide and women's trail diaries. Images of the region as seen through the arcade Western, Hollywood film and Disney theme parks confirm the West as a symbolic and contested landscape.Tapping into popular fascination with the Cowboy, Hollywood movies, the Indian Wars, and Custer's Last Stand, the authors show the reader how to deconstruct the imagery and reality surrounding Western history.Key Features*Uses popular subjects (the Cowboy, Hollywood westerns, the Indian Wars, and Custer's Last Stand) to enliven the text*Includes 13 b+w illustrations*Interdisciplinary approach covers film, literature, art and historical artefacts

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Genre : History
Author : Karen R. Jones
Publisher :
Release : 2009
File : 344 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0748622527

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Abigail L. Swingen's insightful study provides a new framework for understanding the origins of the British empire while exploring how England's original imperial designs influenced contemporary English politics and debates about labor, economy, and overseas trade. Focusing on the ideological connections between the growth of unfree labor in the English colonies--particularly the use of enslaved Africans--and the development of British imperialism during the early modern period, the author examines the overlapping and often competing agendas of planters, merchants, privateers, colonial officials, and imperial authorities in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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Genre : History
Author : Abigail L. Swingen
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2015-02-17
File : 288 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780300187540

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Bringing together scholars from around the world, this first book in the Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series raises the question of how we can get away from the contemporary language of globalization, so as to identify meaningful, global ways of defining historical events and processes in the late Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries.

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Genre : History
Author : Sebastian Conrad
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2007-04-16
File : 267 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780230604285

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With a strong social emphasis and succinct narrative, COMPETING VISIONS: A HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA, 2E chronicles the stories of people who have had an impact on the state's history while presenting California as a hub of competing economic, social, and political visions. It highlights the state's cultural diversity and explicitly compares it to other Western states, the nation, and the world--illustrating the national and international significance of California's history. Its chronological organization and thematic approach enables readers to keep track of events and fully understand their significance. Telling the full story, the text concludes by discussing such current events as immigration and demographic changes, the Occupy Movement, energy challenges, and more.

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Genre : Education
Author : Robert Cherny
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release : 2012-09-28
File : 528 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1133943624

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The first book to explore the EU's record as a global actor since the creation of the Common Foreign and Security Policy in 1993 within the context of the Treaty of Amsterdam and recent decisions relating to NATO and EU enlargement. The chapters focus on: * the interface between EU foreign and trade policies * the EU's relationship with European defence organizations * its behaviour within the OSCE and UN * the institutional consequences of the CFSP * case studies of EU policies towards Central and Eastern Europe and the Maghreb countries. The editors draw the findings together to assess whether the EU has been successful as a global actor and consider the question: can the EU become a more credible, reliable and unitary global actor?

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Genre : Political Science
Author : John Peterson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2005-08-04
File : 232 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781134697458

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This book represents the first harvest in the English language of the work of the Land Research Action Network (LRAN). LRAN is an international working group of researchers, analysts, nongovernment organizations, and representatives of social movements. -- pref.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Peter Rosset
Publisher : Food First Books
Release : 2006
File : 380 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0935028285

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This edited collection presents an alternative set of reflections on India's contemporary global role by exploring a range of influential non-Western state perspectives. Through multiple case studies, the contributors gauge the success of India's efforts to be seen as an alternative global power in the twenty-first century.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : K. Sullivan
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-07-06
File : 244 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781137398666

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Drawing on data collected in a specially commissioned public opinion survey as well as other recent research on higher education, Rothman, Kelly-Woessner, and Woessner, create an incredibly readable presentation of both the similarities and differences between those running our universities and those attending them. The authors manage to remain impressively neutral; instead they give us a fuller perspective of the people on our college campuses.

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Genre : Education
Author : Stanley Rothman
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release : 2010-12-16
File : 296 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1442208082

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This is the first in-depth study of the large Muslim population of Los Angeles County. It explores both immigrant and indigenous Muslims' self-identity and the role they see for themselves and their faith in the United States.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Kambiz GhaneaBassiri
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 1997
File : 202 Pages
ISBN-13 : 031329951X

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