The Houses of History

Chapters follow a consistent structure, putting difficult ideas into an accessible context. This is the only critical reader aimed at the undergraduate market.

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Author: Anna Green

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719052556

Category: Historians

Page: 338

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The only history and theory textbook to include accessible extracts from a wide range of historical writing. Provides a comprehensive introduction to the theorists who have most inflenced twentieth-century historians. Chapters follow a consistent structure, putting difficult ideas into an accessible context. This is the only critical reader aimed at the undergraduate market.

Catastrophes

The essays gathered in this volume reconsider the history and theory of different catastrophes and their aftermath.

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Author: Nitzan Lebovic

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311031259X

Category: Disasters

Page: 200

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Catastrophic scenarios control our contemporary mindset. Catastrophic events and predictions have spurred new interest in re-examining the history of earlier disasters and the social and conceptual resources they have mobilized. The essays gathered in this volume reconsider the history and theory of different catastrophes and their aftermath.

The Information

Acclaimed science writer James Gleick presents an eye-opening vision of how our relationship to information has transformed the very nature of human consciousness.

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Author: James Gleick

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307379573

Category: Science

Page: 544

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From the bestselling author of the acclaimed Chaos and Genius comes a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the big ideas of the modern era: Information, communication, and information theory. Acclaimed science writer James Gleick presents an eye-opening vision of how our relationship to information has transformed the very nature of human consciousness. A fascinating intellectual journey through the history of communication and information, from the language of Africa’s talking drums to the invention of written alphabets; from the electronic transmission of code to the origins of information theory, into the new information age and the current deluge of news, tweets, images, and blogs. Along the way, Gleick profiles key innovators, including Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace, Samuel Morse, and Claude Shannon, and reveals how our understanding of information is transforming not only how we look at the world, but how we live. A New York Times Notable Book A Los Angeles Times and Cleveland Plain Dealer Best Book of the Year Winner of the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

The History And Theory Of Vitalism 1914

Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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Author: Hans Driesch

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781447485216

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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Vitalism has a long history in medical philosophies. Traditional healing practices posited that disease results from some imbalance in the vital energies that distinguish living from non-living matter. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Universal Natural History and Theory of the Heavens

"Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) published The Universal Natural History and Theory of Heaven in 1755. This English text is based on Georg Reimer's edition of the complete works of Immanuel Kant (1905).

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Author: Immanuel Kant

Publisher:

ISBN: 1935238914

Category: Philosophy

Page: 147

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"Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) published The Universal Natural History and Theory of Heaven in 1755. This English text is based on Georg Reimer's edition of the complete works of Immanuel Kant (1905). The translation was first completed and posted on the web in 1998. It has been considerably revised for this September 2008 version, mainly to improve the accuracy and fluency of the translation." -- Translator's note

History and Theory

Explains the basics of sociology, and covers such topics as organizations, behavior, aging, ethnicity, family, religion, education, social class, and sexuality.

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Author: Elizabeth Grauerholz

Publisher: Facts on File

ISBN: 0816083150

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Explains the basics of sociology, and covers such topics as organizations, behavior, aging, ethnicity, family, religion, education, social class, and sexuality.

Political Thought and History

Together these essays constitute a collection that any serious student of politics and intellectual history needs to possess.

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Author: J. G .A. Pocock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521714060

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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John Pocock is arguably the most original and imaginative historian of ideas of modern times. Over the past half century he has created an audience for his work which is truly global, and he has marked the way in which the history of political thought is studied as deeply and personally as any historian of the period. The essays in this major new collection are selected from a lifetime of thinking about political thought, and how we should study it in history. What in fact does it mean to write the history of a political society, and what kind of political thought is this? Professor Pocock emphasises both the theory and practice of political thought considered as action in history, and the political theory of historiography considered as a form of political thought. Together these essays constitute a collection that any serious student of politics and intellectual history needs to possess.

Communism in History and Theory

Explores the history of European communist parties and governments and key figures throughout the 20th century.

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Author: Donald F. Busky

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 027597734X

Category: Political Science

Page: 171

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Explores the history of European communist parties and governments and key figures throughout the 20th century.

Karl Marx s Theory of History

In the ensuing twenty years, the book has served as a flagship of a powerful intellectual movement--analytical Marxism. In this expanded edition, Cohen offers his own account of the history, and the further promise, of analytical Marxism.

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Author: G. A. Cohen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691070681

Category: Philosophy

Page: 442

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Publisher's description: First published in 1978, this book rapidly established itself as a classic of modern Marxism. Cohen's masterful application of advanced philosophical techniques in an uncompromising defense of historical materialism commanded widespread admiration. In the ensuing twenty years, the book has served as a flagship of a powerful intellectual movement--analytical Marxism. In this expanded edition, Cohen offers his own account of the history, and the further promise, of analytical Marxism. He also expresses reservations about traditional historical materialism, in the light of which he reconstructs the theory, and he studies the implications for historical materialism of the demise of the Soviet Union.

History of Strength of Materials

The strength of materials in the seventeenth century -- Elastic curves -- Strength of materials in the eighteenth century -- Strength of materials between 1800 and 1833 -- The beginning of the mathematical theory of elasticity -- Strength ...

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Author: Stephen Timoshenko

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105030356179

Category: Elasticity

Page: 452

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The strength of materials in the seventeenth century -- Elastic curves -- Strength of materials in the eighteenth century -- Strength of materials between 1800 and 1833 -- The beginning of the mathematical theory of elasticity -- Strength of materials between 1833 and 1867 -- Strength of materials in the evolution of railway engineering -- The mathematical theory of elasticity between 1833 and 1867 -- Strength of materials in the period 1867-1900 -- Theory of structures in the period 1867-1900 -- Theory of elasticity between 1867 and 1900 -- Progress in strength of materials during the twentieth century -- Theory of elasticity during the period 1900-1950 -- Theory of structures during the period 1900-1950.

Patternmaking History and Theory

This collection reveals the crucial foundational art and craft of patternmaking design, with essays that explore the practice in specific historical and cultural contexts.

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Author: Jennifer Grayer Moore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350062665

Category: Design

Page: 280

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Fashion design is increasingly gaining attention as an important form of cultural expression. However, scholarship has largely focused on specific designers and their finished products. This collection reveals the crucial foundational art and craft of patternmaking design, with essays that explore the practice in specific historical and cultural contexts. Probing the theoretical underpinnings that inform patternmaking, Patternmaking History and Theory interrogates topics that span cultures and time periods, ranging from high fashion to home sewing. Taking the reader from women's making and mending for victory during World War Two, to Jamaican dress history and today's complex 3D pattern cutting software, the book examines the creative aspect of a culturally rich skill. Beautifully illustrated and rooted in original research, Patternmaking History and Theory brings together a group of leading international scholars to provide a range of perspectives on a key but often overlooked aspect of design.

Structure and Society in Literary History

A new concluding chapter, written especially for the Johns Hopkins edition, presents a coherent and systematically developed survey of those poststructuralist positions most relevant to the placement of "Structure and Society in Literary ...

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Author: Robert Weimann

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008817945

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 330

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One of Germany's leading literary theoreticians raises important questions about the social function of literature and outlines a new historical criticism.

The History and Theory of Rhetoric

By tracing the traditional progression of rhetoric from the Greek Sophists to
contemporary theorists, The History and Theory of Rhetoric illustrates how
persuasive public discourse performs essential social functions and shapes our
daily worlds ...

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Author: James A. Herrick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315404127

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 330

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By tracing the traditional progression of rhetoric from the Greek Sophists to contemporary theorists, The History and Theory of Rhetoric illustrates how persuasive public discourse performs essential social functions and shapes our daily worlds. Students gain a conceptual framework for evaluating and practicing persuasive writing and speaking in a wide range of settings and in both written and visual media. This new 6th edition includes greater attention to non-Western studies, as well as contemporary developments such as the rhetoric of science, feminist rhetoric, the rhetoric of display, and comparative rhetoric. Known for its clear writing style and contemporary examples throughout, The History and Theory of Rhetoric emphasizes the relevance of rhetoric to today’s students.

The Corner in Gold Its History and Theory

... religious monomaniacs , or pedantical antiquaries for the ' general reader ' or
the ' middle forms of schools , ' and aims at tickling the palate , enforcing a theory
, or enabling idiots to pass their exams . Is it astonishing that history degenerates
 ...

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Author: Francis William Bain

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNTU2H

Category: Bimetallism

Page: 130

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Communism in History and Theory

An up-to-date work, the volume incorporates the latest scholarship on the topic.

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Author: Donald F. Busky

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275977331

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

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Busky examines the history of Marxist-Leninist parties and governments in Asia, Africa, and the Americas, with biographies of key figures from their beginnings to the ends of their careers. An up-to-date work, the volume incorporates the latest scholarship on the topic. While focused mainly on the Third World, it also presents a detailed history of Marxist-Leninist parties in the United States and other developed nations such as Australia and New Zealand. Busky presents a full-length examination of the history of Maoism and the rise of the People's Republic of China to the post-Cultural Revolution China of today. In addition, Buskey examines the American wars against communist and other leftist nations and movements, from the Korean War to Vietnam and the wars of Central America. He also looks at U.S. covert action against what officials saw as communist threats in Iran, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Chile, Granada, and elsewhere. A detailed synthesis that will be of value to beginning students and researchers as well as scholars in comparative politics and history, socialism, and communism.

Re Writing International Relations

This book tells a different story of International Relations by challenging disciplinary and theoretical boundaries from the Turkish perspective with the aim of creating a more connected and global IR.

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Author: Zeynep Gülşah Çapan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781783487851

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

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This book tells a different story of International Relations by challenging disciplinary and theoretical boundaries from the Turkish perspective with the aim of creating a more connected and global IR.

Internal Rhetorics

Most people talk to themselves, says Nienkamp, and many canonical writers in philosophy have discussed the phenomenon, but none has addressed it in a systematic way.

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Author: Jean Nienkamp

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809324067

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

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Most people talk to themselves, says Nienkamp, and many canonical writers in philosophy have discussed the phenomenon, but none has addressed it in a systematic way. She begins the effort by exploring persuasive techniques people use on themselves. She argues that an understanding must account for both the conscious art of cultivated internal rhetoric, and the unconscious nature of primary internal rhetoric.

The History and Theory of Rhetoric

Updated in its 5th edition, The History and Theory of Rhetoric offers discussion of the history of rhetorical studies in the Western tradition, from ancient Greece to contemporary American and European theorists that is easily accessible to ...

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Author: James A. Herrick

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0205078583

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 537

The History and Theory of Rhetoric offers discussion of the history of rhetorical studies in the Western tradition, from ancient Greece to contemporary American and European theorists that is easily accessible to students. By tracing the historical progression of rhetoric from the Greek Sophists of the 5th Century B.C. all the way to contemporary studies-such as the rhetoric of science and feminist rhetoric-this comprehensive text helps students understand how persuasive public discourse performs essential social functions and shapes our daily worlds. Students gain conceptual framework for evaluating and practicing persuasive writing and speaking in a wide range of settings and in both written and visual media. Known for its clear writing style and contemporary examples throughout, The History and Theory of Rhetoric emphasizes the relevance of rhetoric to today's students.