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Author(s): Peter Linebaugh
Book Pages: 48 - Publish Date: 2012-03-01 - Publisher: PM Press
Description: Peter Linebaugh, in an extraordinary historical and literary tour de force, enlists the anonymous and scorned 19th century loom-breakers of the English midlands into the front ranks of an international, polyglot, many-colored crew of commoners resisting dispossession in the dawn of capitalist modernity.
Author(s): Patrick Wormald
Book Pages: 596 - Publish Date: 2001-05-18 - Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Description: ‘This volume, originally intended asthe first of two comprising The Making of English Law, provides the first full-length account of the Old English law-codes for over eighty years, and the first that has ever been published in the English language. It is designed to be both an authoritative work of reference for scholars seeking enlightenment on particular legal manuscripts or texts and a coher...
Author(s): Ruti G. Teitel
Book Pages: 304 - Publish Date: 2000-06-29 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
Description: At the century's end, societies all over the world are throwing off the yoke of authoritarian rule and beginning to build democracies. At any such time of radical change, the question arises: should a society punish its ancien regime or let bygones be bygones? Transitional Justice takes this question to a new level with an interdisciplinary approach that challenges the very terms of the contempora...
Book Pages: 848 - Publish Date: 2012-12-01 - Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Description: Achievement engenders pride, and the most significant accomplishments involving people, places, and events in black history are gathered in Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Events.
Author(s): Johnny Ryan
Book Pages: 246 - Publish Date: 2010-09-15 - Publisher: Reaktion Books
Description: A History of the Internet and the Digital Future tells the story of the development of the Internet from the 1950s to the present and examines how the balance of power has shifted between the individual and the state in the areas of censorship, copyright infringement, intellectual freedom, and terrorism and warfare. Johnny Ryan explains how the Internet has revolutionized political campaigns; how ...
Author(s): Li Zhi-Sui
Book Pages: 736 - Publish Date: 2011-06-22 - Publisher: Random House
Description: From 1954 until Mao Zedong's death 22 years later. Dr. Li Zhisui was the Chinese ruler's personal physician. For most of these years, Mao was in excellent health; thus he and the doctor had time to discuss political and personal matters. Dr. Li recorded many of these conversations in his diaries, as well as in his memory. In this book, Dr. Li vividly reconstructs his extraordinary time with Chairman Mao. NOTE: This edition does not include a photo insert.
Author(s): Mark Bray
Book Pages: 288 - Publish Date: 2017 - Publisher: Melville House
Description: In the wake of tragic events in Charlottesville, VA, and Donald Trump's initial refusal to denounce the white nationalists behind it all, the "antifa" opposition movement is suddenly appearing everywhere. But what is it, precisely? And where did it come from? As long as there has been fascism, there has been anti-fascism -- also known as "antifa." Born out of resistance to Mussolini and Hitler in ...
Author(s): Annabel S. Brett
Book Pages: 254 - Publish Date: 2003-10-16 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Description: Liberty, Right and Nature is a vibrant and powerful contribution to the recently renewed debate over natural rights and natural rights language. Annabel Brett argues persuasively that in order to understand the development of the concept we need to look at the way in which the Latin language of ius functioned in a wide range of philosophical contexts. Dr Brett traces the range of the terminology o...
Book Pages: 144 - Publish Date: 2015-04-20 - Publisher: Editora Best Seller
Description: A carta que Pero Vaz de Caminha escreveu ao aportar na Ilha de Vera Cruz, comunicando ao rei de Portugal o descobrimento do Brasil, é considerada a certidão de nascimento do nosso país. Na carta, é descrito o relevo da “nova ilha”, assim como a primeira missa feita no Novo Mundo e o primeiro escambo realizado entre os portugueses e os índios. Datado de 1o de maio de 1500, e enviado de Por...
Author(s): Arnold J. Toynbee
Book Pages: 630 - Publish Date: 1988-03-24 - Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
Description: An illustrated, abridged, version of Toynbee's twelve-volume work on the process of history