The Gun The Ship And The Pen Warfare Constitutions And The Making Of The Modern World

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Best Books of the Year: Financial Times, The Economist Book of the Year: The Leaflet (International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism) Longlisted for the Cundill History Prize Profiled in The New Yorker New York Times Book Review • Editors’ Choice Vivid and magisterial, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen reconfigures the rise of a modern world through the advent and spread of written constitutions. A work of extraordinary range and striking originality, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen traces the global history of written constitutions from the 1750s to the twentieth century, modifying accepted narratives and uncovering the close connections between the making of constitutions and the making of war. In the process, Linda Colley both reappraises famous constitutions and recovers those that have been marginalized but were central to the rise of a modern world. She brings to the fore neglected sites, such as Corsica, with its pioneering constitution of 1755, and tiny Pitcairn Island in the Pacific, the first place on the globe permanently to enfranchise women. She highlights the role of unexpected players, such as Catherine the Great of Russia, who was experimenting with constitutional techniques with her enlightened Nakaz decades before the Founding Fathers framed the American constitution. Written constitutions are usually examined in relation to individual states, but Colley focuses on how they crossed boundaries, spreading into six continents by 1918 and aiding the rise of empires as well as nations. She also illumines their place not simply in law and politics but also in wider cultural histories, and their intimate connections with print, literary creativity, and the rise of the novel. Colley shows how—while advancing epic revolutions and enfranchising white males—constitutions frequently served over the long nineteenth century to marginalize indigenous people, exclude women and people of color, and expropriate land. Simultaneously, though, she investigates how these devices were adapted by peoples and activists outside the West seeking to resist European and American power. She describes how Tunisia generated the first modern Islamic constitution in 1861, quickly suppressed, but an influence still on the Arab Spring; how Africanus Horton of Sierra Leone—inspired by the American Civil War—devised plans for self-governing nations in West Africa; and how Japan’s Meiji constitution of 1889 came to compete with Western constitutionalism as a model for Indian, Chinese, and Ottoman nationalists and reformers. Vividly written and handsomely illustrated, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen is an absorbing work that—with its pageant of formative wars, powerful leaders, visionary lawmakers and committed rebels—retells the story of constitutional government and the evolution of ideas of what it means to be modern.

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Genre : History
Author : Linda Colley
Publisher : Liveright Publishing
Release : 2021-03-30
File : 547 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781631498350


Lloyd S Register Of Shipping 1886

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The Lloyd's Register of Shipping records the details of merchant vessels over 100 gross tonnes, which are self-propelled and sea-going, regardless of classification. Before the time, only those vessels classed by Lloyd's Register were listed. Vessels are listed alphabetically by their current name.

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Genre : History
Author : Lloyd's Register Foundation
Publisher : Lloyd's Register
Release : 1886-01-01
File : 1668 Pages
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The Ship Builder S Assistant Or

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Author : William Sutherland
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Release : 1766
File : 180 Pages
ISBN-13 : BL:A0021791109


A History Of The United States Navy From 1775 To 1893 By Edgar Stanton Maclay A M With Technical Revision By Lieutenant Roy C Smith

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Author : Edgar Stanton Maclay
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Release : 1894
File : 664 Pages
ISBN-13 : NYPL:33433009305511


The Political And Miscellaneous Works Of Thomas Paine

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Genre : Political science
Author : Thomas Paine
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Release : 1819
File : 606 Pages
ISBN-13 : NLS:V001482257


The 50 Gun Ship

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Based on the latest research in original sources, this is an in-depth text covering the complete history of the 50-gun ship. Numerous tables of technical data covering dimensions, construction, armament and details are included.

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Genre : Frigates
Author : Rif Winfield
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Release : 2005-01-01
File : 128 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1845600096


History Of The Indian Administration Of Lord Ellenborough

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Reprint of the original, first published in 1874. The publishing house Anatiposi publishes historical books as reprints. Due to their age, these books may have missing pages or inferior quality. Our aim is to preserve these books and make them available to the public so that they do not get lost.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Anonymous
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2023-02-28
File : 478 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9783382500399


The 100 Gun Ship Victory

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Forever associated with Nelson's last battle, HMS Victory is one of the most famous ships of all time, and is now preserved at a museum in Portsmouth. This book presents a full description of the ship and her position in the development of the First Rate.

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Genre : History
Author : John McKay
Publisher : Conway
Release : 2000
File : 132 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0851777988


The Seventy Four Gun Ship

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Genre : Naval architecture
Author : Jean Boudriot
Publisher : US Naval Institute Press
Release : 1986
File : 470 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015014565934


United States Navy

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Genre : Filing systems
Author : United States. Navy Department
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Release : 1940
File : 514 Pages
ISBN-13 : SRLF:A0007034168