Download E-books Violence in Europe: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives PDF

By Sophie Body-Gendrot (auth.), Sophie Body-Gendrot, Pieter Spierenburg (eds.)

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Has violence replaced over the centuries? Has it usually held a similar meanings for us?

Will it usually be a given in society?

Taking the sociocultural lengthy view, Violence in Europe analyzes the superiority and function of violence—from road crime to terrorist assaults, murder to genocide—in the evolution of human and nationwide habit. The editors and 14 colleagues in heritage, anthropology, sociology, and psychology concentrate on Northern and Western Europe, studying centuries of violent phenomena, from the cultural good judgment of the center a long time to today’s football riots and defense indicators. The members’ exam of social buildings (honor codes, category and gender roles) and public ambivalence (acceptance, abhorrence, fascination) concerning violence sheds wanted gentle on present dynamics in legislation enforcement, political platforms, and what many have termed "the civilization of violence."

Findings from Britain, France, eire, Belgium, and Scandinavia explore:

  • The paradoxes of ethnic violence and insider/outsider pondering in an more and more multicultural world.
  • Trends in interpersonal violence in the course of wartime and peacetime.
  • The gendering of violence, from early French marital legislation to London’s underground nightlife.
  • The progress of towns: modernization, clash, aggression.
  • Modern prevention and surveillance thoughts: powerful ideas, complicating the matter, or a few center floor?

Reflecting cutting edge tools of study and interpretation, Violence in Europe is thought-provoking and instructive for researchers and scholars in psychology and criminology. And with the mounting international presence of violence this present day, this can be studying with profound implications for the longer term.

"Any reader will savor the fresh blend of concept and element to be discovered right here. including their collaborators Body-Gendrot and Spierenburg have produced a ebook that are meant to be learn by means of students, scholars and anyone drawn to how violence transcends international locations and cultures."

H.V. Savitch
Brown and Williamson wonderful examine Professor
The college of Louisville

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Download E-books Psychology, Religion, and the Nature of the Soul: A Historical Entanglement (Library of the History of Psychological Theories) PDF

By Graham Richards

Neither a e-book concerning the psychology of spirituality nor America’s ongoing turf wars among faith and technology, Psychology, faith, and the character of the Soul takes to activity a few of the presumed relationships among the two—from sharing universal matters to diametrically adverse opposites—to learn the myriad features faith and psychology play in our figuring out of the human lifestyles and mind.

Graham Richards takes the old and philosophical lengthy view in those rigorous and readable essays, which hint 3 long-running and in all probability outdated threads: that psychology and faith are inappropriate to one another, that they're complementary and will collaborate, and that one will finally change the opposite. He references a beautiful number of texts (from Freud and Allport to Karen Armstrong and Paul Tillich) reflecting the evolution of those principles over the many years, to stress either the complexity of the problems and the long-lasting loss of effortless solutions. The eloquence of the writing and passionate objectivity of the argument will curiosity readers on either side of the controversy because the writer examines: the spiritual origins of psychology, the unique dichotomy: mythos as opposed to emblems, the authenticity of non secular adventure, faith and character, the complex position of prayer and faith within the heritage of psychotherapy.

For these creating a severe examine of the historical past of psychology, Psychology, faith, and the character of the Soul will encourage a clean wave of serious dialogue and inquiry.

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Download E-books Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s PDF

By Yanek Mieczkowski

Background has no longer been sort to Gerald Ford. His identify conjures up a picture of both America's merely unelected president, who unexpectedly pardoned his corrupt predecessor, or an accident-prone guy who did not offer expert management to a rustic in household turmoil. In Gerald Ford and the demanding situations of the 1970s, historian Yanek Mieczkowski reexamines Ford's and a part years in place of work, displaying that his presidency effectively faced the main vexing crises of the postwar period.

Surveying the kingdom of the United States within the Seventies, Mieczkowski specializes in the industrial demanding situations dealing with the rustic. He argues that Ford's knowing of the nationwide economic climate was once greater than that of the other sleek president, that Ford oversaw a dramatic relief of inflation, and that his makes an attempt to unravel the strength difficulty have been established in sound fiscal ideas. all through his presidency, Ford worked less than the legacy of Watergate. Democrats scored landslide victories within the 1974 midterm elections, and the president engaged with a lively competition Congress. inside of an anemic Republican celebration, the perfect wing challenged Ford's management, while pundits expected the demise of the GOP. but Ford reinvigorated the social gathering and formed a 1976 crusade process opposed to Jimmy Carter that introduced him from thirty issues in the back of to a lifeless warmth on election day.

Mieczkowski attracts on various own interviews with the previous president, cupboard officers, and individuals of the Ninety-fourth Congress. In his reassessment of this underrated president, Ford emerges as a talented government, a good diplomat, and a pacesetter with a transparent imaginative and prescient for America's destiny. operating to heal a divided kingdom, Ford unified the GOP and laid the foundation for the Republican resurgence in next a long time. the 1st significant paintings at the former president to seem in additional than ten years, Gerald Ford and the demanding situations of the Seventies combines the simplest of biography and financial, social, and presidential heritage to create an interesting portrait of a president, his instances, and his legacy.

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Download E-books A manual of Greek Historical Inscriptions PDF

It is a pre-1923 historic replica that used to be curated for caliber. caliber coverage used to be carried out on each one of those books in an try and get rid of books with imperfections brought by way of the digitization technique. notwithstanding now we have made top efforts - the books can have occasional blunders that don't bog down the analyzing adventure. We think this paintings is culturally very important and feature elected to carry the booklet again into print as a part of our carrying on with dedication to the maintenance of revealed works world wide. this article refers back to the Bibliobazaar variation.

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Download E-books Historical Dictionary of Kenya (Historical Dictionaries of Africa) PDF

By Robert M. Maxon

Kenya has an extended and intricate historical past that begun millions of years in the past. certainly, a few archaeologists contend that the rustic was once the "cradle of mankind" or, not less than, one of many locations that was once domestic to the earliest hominids. In later centuries, Kenya's strategic place astride the Indian Ocean and the East African littoral attracted a variety of overseas peoples, essentially the most major of which were the american citizens, Arabs, British, chinese language, French, Germans, and Portuguese. also, Africans from through the subcontinent have settled in Kenya to flee clash or political persecution, whereas others sought after a chance to start a brand new existence. because of being a gateway to the area, the rustic routinely has been the most very important company, cultural, diplomatic, and political facilities in Africa. even though it has maintained this attractiveness in the course of the post-independence interval, Kenya, like such a lot African international locations, has been tormented by an expanding array of advanced financial, political, and social difficulties.

This 3rd variation of Historical Dictionary of Kenya offers a place to begin for these drawn to any of the levels of Kenya's old evolution. this can be performed via a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an intensive bibliography. The dictionary part has 500 cross-referenced entries on very important personalities, politics, economic climate, overseas family members, faith, and tradition. This booklet is a wonderful entry element for college students, researchers, and a person desirous to understand extra approximately Kenya.

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Download E-books The De Soto Chronicles: The Expedition of Hernando de Soto to North America in 1539-1543 (Two Volume Set) PDF

By Lawrence A. Clayton, Edward C. Moore, Vernon James Knight Jr., Charles Hudson, John E. Worth, Eugene Lyon, Jeffrey P. Brain, Joh

1993 selection striking educational publication, subsidized by way of selection Magazine.

The De Soto day trip was once the 1st significant stumble upon of Europeans with North American Indians within the japanese half the us. De Soto and his military of over six hundred males, together with 2 hundred cavalry, spent 4 years touring via what's now Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas. For anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians the surviving De Soto chronicles are valued for the original ethnological details they comprise. those records, on hand the following in a quantity set, are the single specified eyewitness documents of the main complicated local civilization in North America—the Mississippian culture—a tradition that vanished within the wake of eu contact.

 

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Download E-books Historical Dictionary of French Literature (Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts) PDF

By John Flower

Almost we all recognize French literature, no matter if we don’t recognize French, since it is definitely one of the moment biggest and positively the main translated into English. And, no matter if we don’t learn, we might have noticeable movie and tv models (think count number of Monte-Cristo) or even a musical rendition (Les Mis). So this can be a rather attention-grabbing quantity within the literature sequence, because it covers French literature from the earliest occasions to the current. it's also a very wealthy literature, espousing ever style from poetry, to novel, to biography, to drama, and adopting each variety, together with realism and surrealism, and expressing the perspectives of all periods and political stands, with lately robust feminist and homosexual strains.

Obviously, the middle dictionary part comprises between its panoply of usually titanic and precise entries, hundreds of thousands of authors, dozens of vital works, a number of the types pointed out above and so forth, occasions that experience impacted literature corresponding to the Dreyfus Affair and the Algerian struggle, and literary prizes. The chronology manages to hide approximately 1,200 years of literary output. And the advent units all of it out smartly from one ancient and literary interval to the following. The bibliography, damaged down via interval and writer, directs us to extra analyzing in either French and English.

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Download E-books Historical Dictionary of Pakistan (Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East) PDF

By Shahid Javed Burki

Pakistan is not like such a lot different nations within the rising international. it's one of many countries – the opposite being the country of Israel – based at the foundation of faith. even though it was once created to supply a place of origin for the Muslim neighborhood of British India, in its unique shape it was once in a position to accommodate in basic terms approximately 1/2 the folks of Islamic religion who lived within the subcontinent. Pakistan’s start in 1947 ended in one of many biggest hobbies of individuals in human heritage while a few 14 million humans left their houses, with eight million Muslims leaving India for what's now Pakistan and six million Hindus and Sikhs relocating within the other way. This was once the 1st large-scale prevalence of ethnic detoxification the realm used to be to witness.

This fourth variation of ancient Dictionary of Pakistan covers its historical past via a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an in depth bibliography. The dictionary part has over seven-hundred cross-referenced entries on very important personalities, politics, financial system, overseas relatives, faith, and tradition. This ebook is a superb entry element for college students, researchers, and a person desirous to comprehend extra approximately Pakistan.

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Download E-books Imperfect Presidents: Tales of Misadventure and Triumph PDF

By Jim Cullen

In this shrewdpermanent portrait of the yank presidency, Jim Cullen takes ten presidents down from their pedestals through interpreting key missteps of their careers--and how they transcended them. Examples contain Abraham Lincoln smearing a preacher and rediscovering his non secular imaginative and prescient in emancipating slaves; Lyndon Johnson's electoral fraud in his 1948 Senate race and his position within the signing of the balloting Rights Act; and Ronald Reagan's subversion of the structure within the Iran-Contra affair and confirmation of global peace in aiding result in the tip of the chilly conflict. focusing on Republicans and Democrats alike, Cullen's insights are strangely well timed and highly entertaining.

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Download E-books Die Entwicklung des Tensorkalküls: Vom absoluten Differentialkalkül zur Relativitätstheorie (Science Networks. Historical Studies) (German Edition) PDF

Die allgemeine Relativitästheorie lässt sich nur mit Hilfe des Tensorkalküls formulieren. Diesen lernte Einstein 1912 in shape des absoluten Differentialkalküls kennen. Dessen Schöpfer warfare Gregorio Ricci, dem zusammen mit Sophus Lie und anderen der Ausbau der Theorie der Differentialinvarianten gelang. Der absolute Differentialkalkül passte zur allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie wie ein Schlüssel zum Schloss: der in den Jahren 1884-92 von Ricci entwickelte Kalkül erfüllte in der Tat genau das physikalische Konzept der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie, das Einstein 1907-15 ausarbeitete. Ein derartiges Zusammenpassen conflict nur dadurch möglich, weil sowohl Ricci innerhalb der Mathematik als auch Einstein innerhalb der Physik vergleichbare Fragen stellten, nämlich Fragen nach Invarianten bei speziellen Transformationen. Es wird versucht, den historischen Weg so genau wie möglich anhand der Quellen nachzuzeichnen. Neu ist die Herausarbeitung des invariantentheoretischen Aspekts, dem gegenüber die Bedeutung der Differentialgeometrie für die Entwicklung des Tensorkalküls in den Hintergrund treten muss.

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