The Western Civilization

The Western Civilization
Author: Pl Ralph,Stephen E. Wessley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780393978407
ISBN 13: 0393978400
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Perspectives from the Past From the age of exploration through contemporary times

Perspectives from the Past  From the age of exploration through contemporary times
Author: James M. Brophy,Joshua Cole,John Robertson,Thomas Max Safley,Carol Symes
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2011-11
ISBN 10: 9780393912951
ISBN 13: 0393912957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives from the Past From the age of exploration through contemporary times Book Review:

The best collection of longer primary sources now available in an affordable, compact format.

The Silent Past and the Invisible Present

The Silent Past and the Invisible Present
Author: Paul Renn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0415898587
ISBN 13: 9780415898584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silent Past and the Invisible Present Book Review:

Drawing on research in the fields of cognitive and developmental psychology, attachment, trauma, and neuroscience, as well as 20 years in forensic and private practice, Paul Renn deftly illustrates the ways in which this research may be used to inform an integrated empirical/hermeneutic model of clinical practice. He suggests that silent, invisible processes derived from the past maintain non-optimal ways of experiencing and relating in the present, and that a neuroscience understanding of the dynamic nature of memories, and of the way in which the implicit and explicit memory systems operate and interact, is salient to a concomitant understanding of trauma, personality development, and therapeutic action. Specifically, Renn argues that an intersubjective psychodynamic model can use the power of an emotionally meaningful therapeutic relationship to gradually facilitate both relational and neurological changes in patients with trauma histories. Taken as a whole, these themes reflect a paradigmatic shift in psychoanalytic thinking about clinical work and the process of change.

The Politics of the Past

The Politics of the Past
Author: P. Gathercole,D. Lowenthal
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2004-01-14
ISBN 10: 1134866429
ISBN 13: 9781134866427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of the Past Book Review:

'History is written by the winners' is the received wisdom. This book explains why historical interpretation has to incorporate perspectives from those other than 'winners', and demonstrates archaeology's crucial role in this wide-ranging approach. The book draws more on Africa, Afro-America, Australasia and Oceania than on Europe, the source of the traditionally dominant perspective in archaeology. The four organizing themes of The Politics of the Past are the forms and consequences of the Eurocentric heritage, the conflicting perspectives of rulers and ruled, the significance of administrative and institutional rivalries, and the cleavages that divide professional from popular views of archaeology. Archaeologists, anthropologists, historians and other scholars will find The Politics of the Past illuminating and provocative. It will enrich historical and archaeological inquiry and interpretation, and ramify their relevance for public policy.

Perspectives on the Past

Perspectives on the Past
Author: Robert Bingham Downs
Publsiher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 225
Release: 1984
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4216710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Famine Demography

Famine Demography
Author: Professor of Population and Development Tim Dyson, M.,Tim Dyson,Cormac O Grada,Cormac Ó Gráda,Cormac S. Grada
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780199251919
ISBN 13: 0199251916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Famine Demography Book Review:

This book deals with the important subject of famine demography. Drawing together case studies of famines in the historical past and more recent times it tries to answer questions such as: To what extent did famines control human population growth in the past? Who dies most in famines? What are the principal causes of famine mortality? When do people die in famines? And what factors influence the volume of famine mortality? The implications of famines for humanfertility and migration are also investigated.

Development In Modern Africa

Development In Modern Africa
Author: Martin S. Shanguhyia,Toyin Falola
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 1000713938
ISBN 13: 9781000713930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Development In Modern Africa Book Review:

Development in Modern Africa: Past and Present Perspectives contributes to our understanding of Africa’s experiences with the development process. It does so by adopting a historical and contemporary analysis of this experience. The book is set within the context of critiques on development in Africa that have yielded two general categories of analysis: skepticism and pessimism. While not overlooking the shortcomings of development, the themes in the book express an optimistic view of Africa’s development experiences, highlighting elements that can be tapped into to enhance the condition of African populations and their states. By using case studies from precolonial, colonial, and postcolonial Africa, contributors to the volume demonstrate that human instincts to improve material, social and spiritual words are universal. They are not limited to the Western world, which the term and process of development are typically associated with. Before and after contact with the West, Africans have actively created institutions and values that they have actively employed to improve individual and community lives. This innovative spirit has motivated Africans to integrate or experiment with new values and structures, challenges, and solutions to human welfare that resulted from contact with colonialism and the postcolonial global community. The book will be of interest to academics in the fields of history, African studies, and regional studies.

World History

World History
Author: Larry Krieger,D.C. Heath and Company
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 45
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780669405446
ISBN 13: 0669405442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Teaching and Learning the Difficult Past

Teaching and Learning the Difficult Past
Author: Magdalena H. Gross,Luke Terra
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN 10: 1351616676
ISBN 13: 9781351616676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching and Learning the Difficult Past Book Review:

Building upon the theoretical foundations for the teaching and learning of difficult histories in social studies classrooms, this edited collection offers diverse perspectives on school practices, curriculum development, and experiences of teaching about traumatic events. Considering the relationship between memory, history, and education, this volume advances the discussion of classroom-based practices for teaching and learning difficult histories and investigates the role that history education plays in creating and sustaining national and collective identities.

Living Standards in the Past

Living Standards in the Past
Author: Robert C. Allen,Tommy Bengtsson,Martin Dribe
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2005-03-24
ISBN 10: 0199280681
ISBN 13: 9780199280681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Standards in the Past Book Review:

Why did Europe experience industrialisation and modern economic growth before China, India or Japan? This is one of the most fundamental questions in Economic History and one that has provoked intense debate. The main concern of this book is to determine when the gap in living standards between the East and the West emerged. The established view, dating back to Adam Smith, is that the gap emerged long before the Industrial Revolution, perhaps thousands of years ago. While this viewhas been called into question - and many of the explanations for it greatly undermined - the issue demands much more empirical research than has yet been undertaken. How did the standard of living in Europe and Asia compare in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries? The present book proposes ananswer by considering evidence of three sorts. The first is economic, focusing on income, food production, wages, and prices. The second is demographic, comparing heights, life expectancy and other demographic indicators. The third combines the economic and demographic by investigating the demographic vulnerability to short-term economic stress.The contributions show the highly complex and diverse pattern of the standard of living in the pre-industrial period. The general picture emerging is not one of a great divergence between East and West, but instead one of considerable similarities. These similarities not only pertain to economic aspects of standard of living but also to demography and the sensitivity to economic fluctuations. In addition to these similarities, there were also pronounced regional differences within the East andwithin the West - regional differences that in many cases were larger than the average differences between Europe and Asia. This clearly highlights the importance of analysing several dimensions of the standard of living, as well as the danger of neglecting regional, social, and household specificdifferences when assessing the level of well-being in the past.

Environmental Issues in the Mediterranean

Environmental Issues in the Mediterranean
Author: John B. Thornes,John Wainwright
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2004-03-01
ISBN 10: 1134729855
ISBN 13: 9781134729852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Issues in the Mediterranean Book Review:

The Mediterranean has been subject to changing human settlement and land use patterns for millennia, and has a history of human exploitation in an inherently unstable landscape. Environmental Issues in the Mediterranean reviews both physical and social aspects of this region, in relation to its environment. Ideal for students who are studying a range of environmental issues, but want to see them linked within one regional context. The book begins with an introduction to the Mediterranean region, its history, physical and human geography and its environmental problems. It then goes on to examine: * The Dynamic Environment - climate variables and fluctuations, vegetation, the hydrological cycle of the basin and its watershed, processes of erosion, fire and the Mediterranean Sea *The Human Impact on the Environment - prehistoric and historic land use, traditional agriculture, rural and urban settlement and use of mineral resources * The Mediterranean Environment Under Increasing Pressure - the present human landscape, changes in agriculture in the 20th century, the impact of depopulation, pollution, water resources, desertification and potential climatic change. It then concludes with a discussion of the region's on-going environmental issues of water resources, land degradation, agricultural intensification and tourism, and considers how these can be approached using management techniques and national and regional policies.

Entangled Heritages

Entangled Heritages
Author: Olaf Kaltmeier,Mario Rufer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN 10: 1317142802
ISBN 13: 9781317142805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entangled Heritages Book Review:

Relying on the concept of a shared history, this book argues that we can speak of a shared heritage that is common in terms of the basic grammar of heritage and articulated histories, but divided alongside the basic difference between colonizers and colonized. This problematic is also evident in contemporary uses of the past. The last decades were crucial to the emergence of new debates: subcultures, new identities, hidden voices and multicultural discourse as a kind of new hegemonic platform also involving concepts of heritage and/or memory. Thereby we can observe a proliferation of heritage agents, especially beyond the scope of the nation state. This volume gets beyond a container vision of heritage that seeks to construct a diachronical continuity in a given territory. Instead, authors point out the relational character of heritage focusing on transnational and translocal flows and interchanges of ideas, concepts, and practices, as well as on the creation of contact zones where the meaning of heritage is negotiated and contested. Exploring the relevance of the politics of heritage and the uses of memory in the consolidation of these nation states, as well as in the current disputes over resistances, hidden memories, undermined pasts, or the politics of nostalgia, this book seeks to seize the local/global dimensions around heritage.

The River of History

The River of History
Author: Peter Farrugia
Publsiher: University of Calgary Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1552381609
ISBN 13: 9781552381601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The River of History Book Review:

The articles in this collection are dedicated to the proposition that human beings make history, not just in the sense of being agents of change in the here and now, but in the sense that we interpret, appropriate and make use of the past for our own purposes in the future. Covering topics that range from teaching history, to the concept of property rights and the discipline of history in the television age, these essays will radically alter the notion of how we 'make history'. It will show that we are never fully able to bend history to our will, and that as we attempt to do so, we are often shocked at the turns it takes, despite our best efforts to shape it for future generations.

Contagion

Contagion
Author: Lawrence I. Conrad,Dominik Wujastyk
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351949241
ISBN 13: 9781351949248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contagion Book Review:

Contagion - even today the word conjures up fear of disease and plague and has the power to terrify. The nine essays gathered here examine what pre-modern societies thought about the spread of disease and how it could be controlled: to what extent were concepts familiar to modern epidemiology present? What does the pre-modern terminology tell us about the conceptions of those times? How did medical thought relate to religious and social beliefs? The contributors reveal the complexity of ideas on these subjects, from antiquity through to the early modern world, from China to India, the Middle East, and Europe. Particular topics include attitudes to leprosy in the Old Testament and the medieval West, conceptions of smallpox etiology in China, witchcraft and sorcery as disease agents in ancient India, and the influence of classical Greek medical theory. An important conclusion is that non-medical perceptions are as crucial as medical ones in people’s beliefs about disease and the ways in which it can be combatted. Today we may not believe in the power of demons, but the idea that illness is retribution for sin retains great power, as was shown by the popular reaction to the spread of AIDS/HIV, and this is a lesson from the past that the medical profession would do well to heed.

Culture Heritage and Representation

Culture  Heritage and Representation
Author: Steve Watson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN 10: 1351946781
ISBN 13: 9781351946780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culture Heritage and Representation Book Review:

The 'visual' has long played a crucial role in forming experiences, associations, expectations and understandings of heritage. Images convey meaning within a range of practices, including tourism, identity construction, the popularization of the past through a variety of media, and the memorialization of events. However, despite the central role of 'the visual' in these contexts, it has been largely neglected in heritage literature. This edited collection is the first to explore the production, use and consumption of visual imagery as an integral part of heritage. Drawing on case studies from around the world, it provides a multidisciplinary analysis of heritage representations, combining complex understandings of the 'visual' from a wide range of disciplines, including heritage studies, sociology and cultural studies perspectives. In doing so, the book provides a comprehensive overview of the theoretical and methodological tools necessary for understanding visual imagery within its cultural context.

Copyright Perspectives

Copyright Perspectives
Author: Brian Fitzgerald,John Gilchrist
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2015-05-23
ISBN 10: 3319159135
ISBN 13: 9783319159133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Copyright Perspectives Book Review:

This book provides international and domestic perspectives on the law of copyright and is led by a foreword on the future of copyright by Dr Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO and a chapter on the lessons for copyright policy in classical Roman law, by Justice Arthur Emmett. The body of this collection covers current perspectives in the digital age, from the application of the Berne Convention, to time shifting and intermediary copyright liability, as well as perspectives from developing and developed countries covering laws, user rights, open access, government use of copyright material and the use of the criminal law to proscribe copyright infringement.

The Making of Finance

The Making of Finance
Author: Isabelle Chambost,Marc Lenglet,Yamina Tadjeddine
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2018-09-26
ISBN 10: 1351016091
ISBN 13: 9781351016094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of Finance Book Review:

Using a variety of theoretical frameworks drawn from the social sciences, the contributions in this edited collection offer a critical perspective on the dominant paradigms used in contemporary financial activities. Through a detailed study of the organisation and functioning of financial intermediaries and institutions, the contributors to this volume analyse ‘finance in the making’, by shedding light on the structuring of banking and financial systems, on their capacity to prescribe action and control, on their modes of regulation and, more generally, on the process of financialisation. Contributions presented in this volume have been written by authors working within the ‘social studies of finance’ tradition, a research programme that emerged twenty years ago, with the aim of addressing a diversity of financial fieldworks and related theoretical questions. This book, therefore, sheds light on different areas that are representative of contemporary financial realities. Specifically, it first studies the work of financial employees: traders, salespeople, investment managers, financial analysts, investment consultants, etc. but also provides an analysis of a range of financial instruments: financial schemes and contracts, financial derivatives, socially responsible investment funds, as well as market rules and regulations. Finally, it puts into perspective the organisations contributing to this financial reality: those developing and selling financial services (retail banks, brokerage houses, asset management firms, private equity firms, etc.), and also those contributing to the regulation of such activities (banking regulators, financial market authorities, credit rating agencies, the State, to name a few). Each text can be read without any specific knowledge of finance; the book is thus addressed to anyone willing to better understand the intricacies of contemporary financial realities.

The Living History Anthology

The Living History Anthology
Author: Martha B. Katz-Hyman,Cliff Jones,Susan J. McCabe,Mary Seelhorst
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN 10: 0429763514
ISBN 13: 9780429763519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Living History Anthology Book Review:

The Living History Anthology brings together twenty-six practical essays on the craft of establishing and running living history museums. Contributions cover all aspects of developing and running a living history site. Including contributions on strategic planning, human resource management, research programs, collection policies, and engagement with varied audiences, including indigenous groups, the book demonstrates how to approach such tasks from a living history perspective. Topics unique to the sector, such as re-enactment, historic trade crafts, and working with machinery and livestock, are also covered. Each essay is briefly introduced and contextualized by the editors, while the collection is bookended by a new foreword and afterword from Debra A. Reid, and an introduction from the editors. Representing the collective wisdom of the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) members across the decades, The Living History Anthology provides a valuable resource for all living history practitioners. It should also be of interest to students and scholars studying living history.

Appropriating the Past

Appropriating the Past
Author: Geoffrey Scarre,Robin Coningham
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN 10: 052119606X
ISBN 13: 9780521196062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Appropriating the Past Book Review:

An international and multidisciplinary team addresses significant ethical questions about the rights to access, manage and interpret the material remains of the past.

Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts Perspectives from the Past

Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts  Perspectives from the Past
Author: Derryl N. MacLean
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-07-15
ISBN 10: 0748644571
ISBN 13: 9780748644575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts Perspectives from the Past Book Review:

This collection of 9 essays focuses on instances in world history when cosmopolitan ideas and actions pervaded specific Muslim societies and cultures. The contributors explore the tensions between regional cultures, isolated enclaves and modern nation-states. Cosmopolitanism is a key concept in social and political thought, standing in opposition to closed human group ideologies such as tribalism, nationalism and fundamentalism. Recent discussions of it have been situated within Western self-perceptions. Now, this volume explores it from Muslim perspectives.