Le Monde Musulman: Des Origines Au Xe Siècle

By Philippe Sénac

Ce manuel est centré sur une période charnière qui voit d'importants changements au sien du monde arabo-musulman, en privilégiant l'approche événementielle, qui en rend l. a. lecture aisée. Cette approche historienne par l'un des grands spécialistes de l. a. query, donne à voir une civilisation fascinante qui mêle intimement politique, faith, arts et tradition. De nombreux files commentés donnent des clés supplémentaires de compréhension. Cette nouvelle édition, entièrement revue, est enrichie de nouveaux records iconographiques commentés.

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The Fall and Rise of Keynesian Economics

By John Eatwell, Murray Milgate

Through the Nineteen Seventies, monetarism and the recent classical macroeconomics ushered in an period of neoliberal monetary policymaking. Keynesian economics used to be brushed off. It used to be virtually forgotten that once Keynesian considering had ruled monetary policymaking within the center a long time of the 20 th century, it had coincided with postwar financial reconstruction in either Europe and Japan, and the remarkable prosperity and sturdy progress of the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties. the worldwide monetary main issue of 2007-2009 and the recession that replaced all that. Influential voices in either educational economics and among policy-makers and commentators started to remind us how necessary Keynesian methods of pondering may be, specifically in coming to phrases with our present financial predicaments. while politicians around the globe have been faced with fiscal obstacle, they brought pragmatic and conceivable measures that bore the entire hallmarks of Keynesianism. This e-book is ready the autumn and upward thrust of Keynesian economics.

Eatwell and Milgate diversity largely around the panorama that defines their material. they give thought to how strong Keynesian rules may be whilst utilized to previous and current fiscal difficulties. They express how useful those principles are in explaining why we got here to discover ourselves within the affliction we're in. They learn the place and the way the analytical and methodological foundations of traditional macroeconomic knowledge went flawed. They set out a blueprint for an alternate that gives a clearer, extra constant, and extra acceptable method of figuring out how markets paintings. in addition they spotlight the interpretive shortcomings that experience come to symbolize Keynes scholarship itself. They do all of this in the context of a provocative reconsideration of a few of the main urgent fiscal difficulties that confront monetary markets and the worldwide economic system at the present time. They finish that Keynesian principles usually are not only for crises, yet for optimistic monetary coverage making in any respect times.

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Meet Thomas Jefferson (Landmark Books)

By Marvin Barrett

While Thomas Jefferson was once younger, Virginia was once nonetheless a colony of britain. Jefferson idea that many English legislation and taxes have been unfair, so he studied demanding to develop into a legal professional and help in making higher legislation. quickly he and others got here to think that the colonies should still turn into a brand new state, and Jefferson was once selected to write down the announcement of Independence. because the 3rd president of the U.S., he excited by exploring the rustic and making it develop. His equity and love of studying made him some of the most cherished presidents of all time.

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Opium War, 1840-1842: Barbarians in the Celestial Empire in the Early Part of the Nineteenth Century and the War by Which They Forced Her Gates

By Peter Ward Fay

This e-book tells the interesting tale of the conflict among England and China that brought Hong Kong to the English, pressured the imperial chinese language govt so as to add 4 ports to Canton as locations during which foreigners may possibly reside and alternate, and rendered irreversible the method that for nearly a century thereafter extraordinary western family members with this sector of the globe—the method that's loosely termed the "opening of China."
Originally released by way of UNC Press in 1975, Peter Ward Fay's examine was once the 1st to regard broadly the opium alternate from the purpose of construction in India to the purpose of intake in China and the 1st to offer either Protestant and Catholic missionaries their due; it is still the main accomplished account of the 1st Opium warfare via western eyes. In a brand new preface, Fay displays at the courting among the occasions defined within the e-book and Hong Kong's more moderen background.

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Batavia's Graveyard: The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny

By Mike Dash

In 1628 the Dutch East India corporation loaded the Batavia, the flagship of its fleet, with a king’s ransom in gold, silver, and gem stones for her maiden voyage to Java; the send itself used to be a tangible image of the world’s richest and strongest monopoly.

The corporation additionally despatched alongside a brand new worker to protect its treasure. He was once Jeronimus Corneliszoon, a disgraced and bankrupt guy with nice air of mystery and dangerously heretical principles. With the aid of a number of disgruntled sailors, he hatched a plot to grab the send and her riches. The mutiny may need succeeded, yet in the dead of night morning hours of June three, 1629, the Batavia smashed via a coral reef and ran aground on a small chain of islands close to Australia. The captain and skipper escaped the smash, and in a tiny lifeboat they set sail for Java—some 1,500 miles north—to summon support. greater than 250 fearful survivors waded ashore, grateful to be alive. regrettably, Jeronimus and the mutineers had survived too, and the nightmare was once in simple terms starting.

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Who Is Derek Jeter? (Who Was...?)

While Derek Jeter used to be 8 years previous, he introduced that he used to be going to play baseball for the recent York Yankees. Jeter earned the eye of significant league scouts in highschool and used to be drafted to the hot York Yankees in 1992. Named Rookie of the 12 months, he helped the Yankees win the area sequence 5 instances, and have become workforce captain in 2003. together with his beauty, easygoing character, and humorousness, Derek has constantly been a fan favourite. Retiring from baseball in 2014, Derek Jeter leaves in the back of a legacy.

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British History for Dummies (2nd Edition)

By Sean Lang

Bestseller! Now with prolonged insurance of contemporary British heritage

Britain's prior introduced correct modern

This publication is a riotous, irreverent account of the folks and occasions that experience formed Britain. constantly get these kings and queens pressured? by no means convinced what occurred whilst? you would like this booklet. inside of you'll locate rip-roaring tales of power-mad kings, executions, invasions, excessive treason, worldwide empire-building, and forbidden love - now not undesirable for a state of stiff higher lips.

Praise for British background For Dummies

"It places the historical past of england into this type of point of view I've continuously was hoping for."

--Terry Jones, Monty Python big name and co-author of Who Murdered Chaucer?

"Honestly--you can't beat British historical past For Dummies."

--Bernard Cornwell, writer of the Sharpe novels

Discover how to

Famous and notorious Britons

Key royal, army, and cultural eras

Power in Britain: Who misplaced it, who took it

The upward push and fall of Britain's international empire

History because it connects to Britain this day

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A History of the Roman World: 753 to 146 BC (Routledge Classics)

By H. H. Scullard

With a brand new foreword by way of Tim Cornell

‘Can a person be so detached or idle as to not care to grasp via what ability and less than what sort of polity nearly the full inhabited global used to be conquered and purchased below the kingdom of a unmarried urban of Rome?’Polybius, Greek Historian

The urban of Rome created the rules of an empire that will come to problem and overcome the nice civilizations of Europe and the close to East. H.H. Scullard’s definitive and hugely acclaimed research finds the unusual genius of the Roman humans, their predilection for legislation and order and their powers of association and management, all of which created a confederation the like of which the Greek global had by no means obvious.

He explores the political, army, monetary and social background of this terrific empire, displaying how the Romans discovered an ecumenical excellent and embraced Western Civilization inside of one political approach. Celebrated for its political and armed forces victories in addition to its outstanding feats of engineering, literature and artwork. Scullard charts the starting place of Rome, the institution of the Republic, and its superb upward thrust till the autumn of Carthage. Scullard not just explores the accomplishments of the empire yet vividly delves into the corruptive overseas affects which started to undermine the ethical characteristics of Rome, while lust for strength outdated the will for legislations and order.

A incredible evaluation of this charged ancient epoch, A heritage of the Roman World takes us contained in the pivotal occasions and struggles that have seriously stimulated smooth western civilizations.

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Crisis of Rome: The Jugurthine and Northern Wars and the Rise of Marius

Within the later second century BC, after a interval of fast enlargement and conquest, the Roman Republic chanced on itself in situation. In North Africa her armies have been already slowed down in a protracted tricky guerrilla conflict in a harsh surroundings while invasion via a coalition of Germanic tribes, the Cimbri, Teutones and Ambrones, threatened Italy and Rome itself, causing painful defeats on Roman forces in pitched conflict Gaius Marius was once the guy of the hour. the 1st struggle he delivered to an finish via tactical brilliance, bringing the Numidian King Jugurtha again in chains. ahead of his send even back to Italy, the senate elected Marius to guide the warfare opposed to the northern invaders. Reorganizing and reinvigorating the demoralized Roman legions, he led them to 2 outstanding victories within the house of months, crushing the Teutones and Ambrones at Aquiae Sextae and the Cimbri at Vercellae. The Roman military emerged from this era of obstacle a miles leaner and extra specialist strength and the writer examines the level to which the 'Marian Reforms' have been answerable for this and the level to which they are often attributed to Marius himself.


“…interesting account of an imprecise yet severely very important interval within the heritage of the Roman Republic, making solid use of the admittedly constrained assets to supply a transparent photo of a sequence of wars that certainly threatened the lifestyles of the younger empire.”
background of War.org. 08/2010

“…an fascinating account of 1 of Rome’s maximum warriors…”
Military historical past, 06/2011

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The Race to the New World: Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, and a Lost History of Discovery

By Douglas Hunter

The ultimate decade of the 15th century was once a turning element in global background. The Genoese mariner Christopher Columbus sailed westward at the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, famously decided to find for Spain a shorter and extra direct path to the riches of the Indies. in the meantime, a fellow Italian explorer for rent, John Cabot, trigger on his personal trip, less than England's flag. right here, Douglas Hunter tells the interesting story of the way, in this day trip, Columbus received a rival. within the house of some serious years, those males engaged in a high-stakes race that threatened the precarious diplomatic stability of Europe-to take advantage of what they believed used to be a shortcut to extraordinary wealth. in its place, they discovered a brand new global that neither was once searching for. Hunter presents a revelatory examine how the lives of Columbus and Cabot have been interconnected, and the way neither explorer may be understood adequately with out realizing either. jointly, Cabot and Columbus offer a singular and significant standpoint at the first years of eu adventure of the recent World.

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