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The Penguin History Of Latin America

The Penguin History Of Latin America

New Edition

  • Author: Edwin Williamson
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141937440
  • Category: History
  • Page: 640
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Now fully updated to 2009, this acclaimed history of Latin America tells its turbulent story from Columbus to Chavez. Beginning with the Spanish and Portugese conquests of the New World, it takes in centuries of upheaval, revolution and modernization up to the present day, looking in detail at Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Cuba, and gives an overview of the cultural developments that have made Latin America a source of fascination for the world. 'A first-rate work of history ... His cool, scholarly gaze and synthesizing intelligence demystify a part of the world peculiarly prone to myth-making ... This book covers an enormous amount of ground, geographically and culturally' Tony Gould, Independent on Sunday

The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century

The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century

The History of the World, 1901 to the Present

  • Author: J M Roberts
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141928492
  • Category: History
  • Page: 928
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This dazzling overview of a turbulent century explores both dramatic events and underlying trends. Despite a terrible two-stage 'European civil war' and the traumatic rise and fall of communism, wealth has increased dramatically alongside a four-fold leap in population, women's lives have been transformed, America has assumed undisputed political and cultural leadership. The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century is powerful, international and definitive.

A History of Latin America

A History of Latin America

  • Author: George Pendle
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Latin America
  • Page: 258
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The Penguin History of Modern China

The Penguin History of Modern China

The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850 - 2009

  • Author: Jonathan Fenby
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 014191761X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 816
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'China's reemergence as a global economic powerhouse has compressed into a single generation an industrial and urban revolution on a scale the world has never seen. Its transformation looks to many foreigners, and to millions of newly prosperous Chinese, like a near-miraculous escape from the agonies of its recent history - late imperial, warlord-republican and Maoist. The great merit of Jonathan Fenby's vivid account of the years since 1850 is to underline how heavily that history still weighs on the present' Rosemary Righter, The Times

Geschichte Europas von 1945 bis zur Gegenwart

Geschichte Europas von 1945 bis zur Gegenwart

  • Author: Tony Judt
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783596180318
  • Category: Europa - Geschichte 1945-2005
  • Page: 1024
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Politics Latin America

Politics Latin America

  • Author: Gavin O'Toole
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317861949
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 768
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"This is a volume which will become invaluable to those attempting to guide the neophyte through the maze of politics in Latin America" - Journal of Latin American Studies Politics Latin America examines the role of Latin America in the world and its importance to the study of politics with particular emphasis on the institutions and processes that exist to guarantee democracy and the forces that threaten to compromise it. Now in its second edition and fully revised to reflect recent developments in the region, Politics Latin America provides students and teachers with an accessible overview of the region’s unique political and economic landscape, covering every aspect of governance in its 21 countries. The book examines the international relations of Latin American states as they seek to carve out a role in an increasingly globalised world and will be an ideal introduction for undergraduate courses in Latin American politics and comparative politics.

In a Mere of 20 Years the Spaniards Were Forced Out from the Latin American Continent Ant the Different Colonies Gained Their Independence. How Could this Happen?

In a Mere of 20 Years the Spaniards Were Forced Out from the Latin American Continent Ant the Different Colonies Gained Their Independence. How Could this Happen?

  • Author: Renate Bagossy
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3640129474
  • Category:
  • Page: 28
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Essay from the year 2002 in the subject Romance Languages - Latin American Studies, grade: 2 (B), University College Cork (History), course: Spanish America, language: English, abstract: There were several reasons which caused the independence movement of the Latin American colonies. There was not only one reason but a whole development over decades and even centuries which led to the independent struggles. Therefore it would not be correct to start the explanation with the rebellions at the beginning of the nineteenth century but we must go back in history a great deal to find out about the backgrounds, about the reasons, why there was such a dissatisfaction, such an unhappiness in the Latin American population. There was a shutter reason but a lot of more or less small factors also played an important role. The mixture of the races led to the development of the mestizos, mulatos and zambos. The Spaniards who were born in the New World, the Creoles, were also seen as something different form Spaniards. There was constant tension between Spaniards and people who were born on the American continent. In fact the whole Spanish administration was undermined from the beginning, as the Creoles were not allowed to take part in it. The weakening of the Spanish Kings and the motherland in general also played an important role. "The American and French revolution in the late 1700s helped to ignite a revolt against European colonial powers."1 And finally the fact that at the beginning of the nineteenth century two different people (Joseph Bonaparte and Ferdinand VII) seemed to gave orders to the administration of the motherland and the colonies, which caused confusion and disagreement in South America. So the reaction on the restorment of Ferdinand as absolute monarch was not the only reason for the final rebellions at the beginning of the nineteenth century, but there were a lot of earlier tensions which by this time came to a high point.

Access to History for the IB Diploma: Emergence of the Americas in global affairs 1880-1929

Access to History for the IB Diploma: Emergence of the Americas in global affairs 1880-1929

  • Author: Peter Clements
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1444182307
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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Ensure your students have access to the authoritative, in-depth and accessible content of this series for the IB History Diploma. This series for the IB History Diploma has taken the clarity, accessibility, reliability and in-depth analysis of our best-selling Access to History series and tailor-made it to better fit the IB learner's needs. Each title in the series provides depth of content, focussed on specific topics in the IB History guide, and examination guidance on different exam-style questions - helping students develop a good knowledge and understanding of the topic alongside the skills they need to do well. - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the IB History topic through an engaging, in-depth, reliable and up-to-date narrative - presented in an accessible way. - Helps students to understand historical issues and examine the evidence, through providing a wealth of relevant sources and analysis of the historiography surrounding key debates. - Gives students guidance on answering exam-style questions with model answers and practice questions

Communities of Faith in Africa and the African Diaspora

Communities of Faith in Africa and the African Diaspora

In Honor of Dr. Tite Tiénou with Additional Essays on World Christianity

  • Author: Casely B. Essamuah,David K. Ngaruiya
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630873071
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 404
  • View: 1337
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Communities of Faith is a collection of essays on the multicultural Christian spirit and practices of churches around the world, with particular attention to Africa and the African diaspora. The essays span history, theology, anthropology, ecumenism, and missiology. Readers will be treated to fresh perspectives on African Pentecostal higher education, Pentecostalism and witchcraft in East Africa, Methodist camp meetings in Ghana, Ghanaian diaspora missions in Europe and North America, gender roles in South African Christian communities, HIV/AIDS ministries in Uganda, Japanese funerary rites, enculturation and contextualization principles of mission, and many other aspects of the Christian world mission. With essays from well-known scholars as well as young and emerging men and women in academia, Communities of Faith illuminates current realities of world Christianity and contributes to the scholarship of today's worldwide Christian witness.

Access to History for the IB Diploma: Independence movements

Access to History for the IB Diploma: Independence movements

  • Author: Alan Farmer
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1444182331
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 224
  • View: 377
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Ensure your students have access to the authoritative, in-depth and accessible content of this series for the IB History Diploma. This series for the IB History Diploma has taken the clarity, accessibility, reliability and in-depth analysis of our best-selling Access to History series and tailor-made it to better fit the IB learner's needs. Each title in the series provides depth of content, focussed on specific topics in the IB History guide, and examination guidance on different exam-style questions - helping students develop a good knowledge and understanding of the topic alongside the skills they need to do well. - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the IB History topic through an engaging, in-depth, reliable and up-to-date narrative - presented in an accessible way. - Helps students to understand historical issues and examine the evidence, through providing a wealth of relevant sources and analysis of the historiography surrounding key debates. - Gives students guidance on answering exam-style questions with model answers and practice questions

The Age of Discovery, 1400-1600

The Age of Discovery, 1400-1600

  • Author: David Arnold
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136479759
  • Category: History
  • Page: 84
  • View: 6245
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The Age of Discovery explores one of the most dramatic features of the late medieval and early modern period: when voyagers from Western Europe led by Spain and Portugal set out across the world and established links with Africa, Asia and the Americas. This book examines the main motivations behind the voyages and discusses the developments in navigation expertise and technology that made them possible. This second edition brings the scholarship up to date and includes two new chapters on the important topics of the idea of "discovery" and on biological and environmental factors which favoured or limited European expansion.

Civilization

Civilization

The West and the Rest

  • Author: Niall Ferguson
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101548029
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
  • View: 1854
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From the bestselling author of The Ascent of Money and The Square and the Tower Western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts, or “killer applications”—competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic—that the Rest lacked, allowing it to surge past all other competitors. Yet now, Ferguson shows how the Rest have downloaded the killer apps the West once monopolized, while the West has literally lost faith in itself. Chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside clashes (and fusions) of civilizations, Civilization: The West and the Rest recasts world history with force and wit. Boldly argued and teeming with memorable characters, this is Ferguson at his very best.

Global Shift

Global Shift

Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 1945-2007

  • Author: Mike Mason
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773540628
  • Category: History
  • Page: 349
  • View: 1690
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An insightful account of the recent histories of nearly two dozen states, Global Shift is a dynamic, nuanced study of what is sometimes referred to as the "Third World." Seeking to illuminate the deep economic chasm between the global East and West, Mike Mason presents a new perspective of decolonization, neocolonialism, and global capitalism in the context of the rise and decline of a hegemonic America. Global Shift begins with the end of the Second World War, telling the story of a ravaged, but still dominant West, as well as the emergence of the Third World - a zone of competition and contention ultimately engulfed by the rising tide of capitalist development. Mason suggests that historic focus on the West as the centre of the global economy may soon be superseded by the rise of the East Drawing on history, comparative politics, and development studies, Global Shift traces the contours of state histories from Asia, Africa, and Latin America to create a comprehensive portrait of the current state of global politics that is breathtaking in scope.

The Penguin History of Canada

The Penguin History of Canada

  • Author: Kenneth McNaught,Kenneth William Kirkpatrick McNaught
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
  • ISBN: 9780140149982
  • Category: History
  • Page: 434
  • View: 9939
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A fully updated and revised overview, this "general introduction to Canadian history...one of the best available."-History Today.

The Heretic in Darwin’s Court

The Heretic in Darwin’s Court

The Life of Alfred Russel Wallace

  • Author: Ross A. Slotten
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231503563
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 640
  • View: 8651
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During their lifetimes, Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin shared credit and fame for the independent and near-simultaneous discovery of natural selection. Together, the two men spearheaded one of the greatest intellectual revolutions in modern history, and their rivalry, usually amicable but occasionally acrimonious, forged modern evolutionary theory. Yet today, few people today know much about Wallace. The Heretic in Darwin's Court explores the controversial life and scientific contributions of Alfred Russel Wallace—Victorian traveler, scientist, spiritualist, and co-discoverer with Charles Darwin of natural selection. After examining his early years, the biography turns to Wallace's twelve years of often harrowing travels in the western and eastern tropics, which place him in the pantheon of the greatest explorer-naturalists of the nineteenth century. Tracing step-by-step his discovery of natural selection—a piece of scientific detective work as revolutionary in its implications as the discovery of the structure of DNA—the book then follows the remaining fifty years of Wallace's eccentric and entertaining life. In addition to his divergence from Darwin on two fundamental issues—sexual selection and the origin of the human mind—he pursued topics that most scientific figures of his day conspicuously avoided, including spiritualism, phrenology, mesmerism, environmentalism, and life on Mars. Although there may be disagreement about his conclusions, Wallace's intellectual investigations into the origins of life, consciousness, and the universe itself remain some of the most inspired scientific accomplishments in history. This authoritative biography casts new light on the life and work of Alfred Russel Wallace and the importance of his twenty-five-year relationship with Charles Darwin.

The Penguin History of Britain

The Penguin History of Britain

A Monarchy Transformed, Britain 1630-1714

  • Author: Mark Kishlansky
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141949716
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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The sixth of nine volumes in the major Penguin History of Britain series, A Monarchy Transformed narrates the tempestuous political events of the Stuart dynasty. It charts the reigns of six monarchs, and the course of two revolutions as well as religious upheavals that shook the beliefs of seventeenth-century Britons to the core.

Latin American Science Fiction

Latin American Science Fiction

Theory and Practice

  • Author: M. Ginway,J. Brown
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137312777
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 241
  • View: 6340
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Combining work by critics from Latin America, the USA, and Europe, Latin American Science Fiction: Theory and Practice is the first anthology of articles in English to examine science fiction in all of Latin America, from Mexico and the Caribbean to Brazil and the Southern Cone. Using a variety of sophisticated theoretical approaches, the book explores not merely the development of a science fiction tradition in the region, but more importantly, the intricate ways in which this tradition has engaged with the most important cultural and literary debates of recent year.

Post-War Planning on the Periphery

Post-War Planning on the Periphery

  • Author: Thomas C Mills
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748668101
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 296
  • View: 2285
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This book provides readers with an insight to a previously unexplored aspect of Anglo-American economic diplomacy during the Second World War.

The New Penguin History of the World

The New Penguin History of the World

  • Author: J M Roberts
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 014190089X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1264
  • View: 4318
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One of the most extraordinary history bestsellers on the Penguin list, John Roberts's book has now been updated by Odd Arne Westad to make sure it keeps its amazing appeal to a new generation of readers. 'A stupendous achievement ... the unrivalled World History for our day. It extends over all ages and all continents. It covers the forgotten experiences of ordinary people as well as chronicling the acts of those in power. It is unbelievably accurate in its facts and almost incontestable in its judgements' A. J. P. Taylor, Observer