Search Results for "broons-calendar-2017"

Competing Ideologies in Greek Culture, Ancient and Modern

Competing Ideologies in Greek Culture, Ancient and Modern

  • Author: Evy Johanne Håland
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1527532712
  • Category: History
  • Page: 477
  • View: 9977
DOWNLOAD NOW »
By using both modern and ancient sources, this volume explores the relationship between official religion and popular belief in Greece, as illustrated by the relations between competing ideologies, or the relationship between ideology and mentality. It shows that the communicative aspect of the religious festival is central, and allows the reader to get to know other sides of Greece than the picture that today dominates the news resulting from the economic crisis with which the county has struggled for several years.

Congressional Serial Set

Congressional Serial Set

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: United States
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 5677
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

The Asian Trade Revolution

The Asian Trade Revolution

The East India Companies and the Decline of the Caravan Trade

  • Author: Niels Steensgaard
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226771458
  • Category: History
  • Page: 442
  • View: 7474
DOWNLOAD NOW »
In this work Neils Steensgaard combines an analytical economic approach with detailed historic scholarship to provide an imaginitive and important analysis of a central incident in modern world history. The event is the breaking of the Portuguese monopoly on Asian trade in the seventeenth century by English and Dutch mercantile interests. This change the author demonstrates, was not simply the triumph of the new powers over the old. Rather, the Dutch--English victory heralded a structural change in international trade: the triumph of entrepreneurial capitalism over the older economic mode of the "peddler-merchant." Professor Steensgaard's study is divided into two major parts. The first examines the economic and political structure of the seventeenth century institutions in the Near East, Portugal, England, and the Netherlands. The author demonstrates that the rise to preeminence of the English and Dutch East India Companies over the Portuguese "State of India" was the result of the superior economic and bureaucratic organization of the former. The eclipse of Portuguese power in general, the author argues, is best understood as an institutional failure–an inability to adapt to changing patterns and demands of economic life. The second part of Professor Steensgaard's study provides a detailed historical account of an important event in the fall of the Portuguese trading empire–the loss of the city of Hormuz in 1622. Hormuz, located at a strategic point at the entrance of the Persian Gulf, was a central port city on the Asian trade route. It fell to an English and Persian force. The author demonstrates why this event exemplifies the Portuguese institutional weaknesses that are discussed in the first part of the book.

Sources for the History of British India in the Seventeenth Century

Sources for the History of British India in the Seventeenth Century

  • Author: Shafaat Ahmad Khan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351965956
  • Category: History
  • Page: 404
  • View: 4208
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This book, first published in 1926, is neither a catalogue of libraries and record offices, no is it a selection of transcripts from the English and Indian archives. The object of the undertaking is two-fold: in the first place, it aims at supplying a critical analysis of essential data for the study of seventeenth-century British India; in the second place, it aims at bringing within one purview all the materials lying scattered in various record offices. Every important document has been subjected to a close and careful scrutiny, and references have been given to printed works that throw further light on the subject.

Living Racism

Living Racism

Through the Barrel of the Book

  • Author: Theresa Rajack-Talley,Derrick R. Brooms
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 1498544320
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 222
  • View: 1432
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Living Racism is based on the premise that race and racism are well-entrenched elements of US society. The contributors of this volume argue that race and racism are more than mere concepts; instead, they see and treat these as part of the fabric that constitutes and organizes everyday life. Consequently, race and racism are maintained through structures such as social institutions (e.g., schools, criminal justice system, media, etc.) and are carried by individual actors through racial ideologies and a racial etiquette (beliefs, practices, traditions, and customs) that inform how people relate to and interact with one another (or not). As expressed throughout this book, the notion of living racism is twofold. On the one hand, living racism denotes the ways in which racism is embodied and active, much like a living organism. On the other hand, living racism connects with the ways that people must navigate racism in their individual and collective lives.

Off Colour

Off Colour

  • Author: Jackie Kay
  • Publisher: Dufour Editions
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 64
  • View: 2220
DOWNLOAD NOW »
These poems explore illness, sickness and health, past and present, in a dynamic and original way. They examine not just the sick body, but the sick mind, the sick society, the sickness of racism and prejudice. Here are fresh voices, black people from Britain's past, the voice of a dying Sunday, the voice of a woman dying at the hands of the immigration authorities. The book grapples with obsessions: teeth, death, sex, colour, health. It is a book for our troubled times, both strange and funny. A virus runs through the book, attacking other poems. The finger is on the pulse in Off Colour.Off Colour is now out of print but all the poems in the collection are included in Darling (2007).