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"A Short History of Europe: From Pericles to Putin"

Автор(и): Jenkins S.
ISBN: 9780241352502
Видавництво: Penguin Books

Europe is an astonishingly successful place. In this dazzling new history, bestselling author Simon Jenkins grippingly tells the story of its evolution from warring peoples to peace, wealth and freedom - a story that twists and turns from Greece and Rome, through the Dark Ages, the Reformation and the French Revolution, to the Second World War and up to the present day. Jenkins takes in leaders from Julius Caesar and Joan of Arc, to Wellington and Angela Merkel, as well as cultural figures from Aristotle to Shakespeare and Picasso. He brings together the transformative forces and dominant eras into one chronological tale - all with his usual insight, colour and authority.

1050.00

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Публіцистика, наукова література

"Schindler's Ark"

Автор(и): Thomas Keneally
ISBN: 9780340936290
Видавництво: Hodder & Stoughton

Made into the award-winning film 'Schindler's List'. In the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist grew into a living legend to the Jews of Cracow. He was a womaniser, a heavy drinker and a bon viveur, but to them he became a saviour. This is the extraordinary story of Oskar Schindler, who risked his life to protect Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland and who was transformed by the war into a man with a mission, a compassionate angel of mercy.

323.00

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Публіцистика, наукова література

"The Great Game"

Автор(и): Peter Hopkirk
ISBN: 9780719564475
Видавництво: Hodder & Stoughton

This classic book tells the story of the Great Game through the exploits of the young officers, both British and Russian, who risked their lives playing it. Disguised as holy men or native horse-traders, they mapped secret passes, gathered intelligence and sought the allegiance of powerful khans. Some never returned. The violent repercussions of the Great Game are still convulsing Central Asia today.

523.00

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Біографія, мемуари, історії з життя

" Great Commanders of the Early Modern World 1567-1865"

Автор(и): Andrew Roberts
ISBN: 9780857385901
Видавництво: Quercus Publishing

What qualities made the Duke of Wellington a strategic genius? How did Oliver Cromwell, a gentleman farmer create an army that overthrew a king and changed the course of British history? Why was Simón Bolívar able to overcome early reverses to become the greatest figure in the Latin American struggle against Spanish colonialism?

The answers to these and a myriad other fascinating questions can be found in Great Commanders of the Early Modern World, a sumptuous chronological survey of the 25 greatest commanders of the early modern world. Compiled by an distinguished team of historians (including such names as Antonia Fraser, Saul David and Stephen Brumwell) working under the general editorship of Andrew Roberts, Great Commanders of the Early Modern World is an authoritative and beautifully illustrated account of the lives and careers of the 25 greatest military commanders of the period, from the Duke of Marlborough to Napoleon Bonaparte, from Robert Clive to Carl von Clausewitz, and from Frederick the Great to Shaka Zulu. Every commander is profiled in a concise and informative 3000-word article which not only brings its subject vividly to life via a lively, fact-driven narrative, but also analyses and assesses his tactical and strategic gifts.

338.00
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Художня література

"22 Britannia Road"

Автор(и): Amanda Hodgkinson
ISBN: 9780141399676
Видавництво: Penguin Books

22 Britannia Road is a heartbreaking and powerful novel about wartime secrets and the difficulties of adjusting to postwarlifeIt is 1946 and Silvana and eight-year-old Aurek board a ship that will take them from Poland to England. Silvana has not seen her husband Janusz in six years, but, they are assured, he has made them a home in Ipswich.However, after living wild in the forests for years, carrying a terrible secret, all Silvana knows is that she and Aurek are survivors.

252.00

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Документалістика, репортаж

"Austrian Napoleonic Artillery 1792-1815"

Автор(и): David Hollins
ISBN: 9781841764993
Видавництво: Osprey Publishing

The Austrian artillery of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars was a creation of the renowned Lichtenstein system of the early 1750s. This weight system produced a series of weapons of 3-, 6- and 12-pdr. calibre along with 7- and 10-pdr. howitzers. In the 1780s they were joined by Cavalry artillery guns with their Wurst seats. In 1811 Austria also began the establishment of rocket troops based upon the British invention, whilst their heavy and siege pieces remained the 12 -,18- and 24-pdrs throughout the period. This book describes the system as well as its operational use during the Napoleonic Wars.

315.00

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"Christmas: A Biography"

Автор(и): Judith Flanders
ISBN: 9781509833603
Видавництво: PanMacmillan

Christmas has been all things to all people: a religious festival, a family celebration, a time of eating and drinking. Yet the origins of the customs which characterize the festive season are wreathed in myth.When did turkeys become the plat du jour? Is the commercialization
of Christmas a recent phenomenon, or has the emphasis always been on spending? Just who is, or was, Santa Claus? And for how long have we been exchanging presents of underwear and socks?Food, drink and nostalgia for Christmases past seem to be almost as old as the holiday itself, far more central to the story of Christmas than religious worship.

450.00

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Документалістика, репортаж

"Command and Control"

Автор(и): Eric Schlosser
ISBN: 9780141037912
Видавництво: Penguin Books

Command and Control interweaves the minute-by-minute story of an accident at a missile silo in rural Arkansas, where a single crew struggled to prevent the explosion of the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United States, with a historical narrative that spans more than fifty years. It depicts the urgent effort to ensure that nuclear weapons can't be stolen, sabotaged, used without permission, or detonated inadvertently.

275.00

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Документалістика, репортаж

"Darkest Hour"

Автор(и): Anthony McCarten
ISBN: 9780241340936
Видавництво: Penguin Books

May, 1940. Britain is at war, European democracies are falling rapidly and the public are unaware of this dangerous new world. Just days after his unlikely succession to Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, faces this horror - and a sceptical King and a party plotting against him. He wonders how he can capture the public mood and does so, magnificently, before leading the country to victory.

420.00

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Біографія, мемуари, історії з життя

"East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity"

Автор(и): Philippe Sands
ISBN: 9781474601917
Видавництво: Hachette

When he receives an invitation to deliver a lecture in the Ukrainian city of Lviv, international lawyer Philippe Sands begins a journey on the trail of his family's secret history. In doing so, he uncovers an astonishing series of coincidences that lead him halfway across the world, to the origins of international law at the Nuremberg trial.

480.00

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Документалістика, репортаж

"Gomorrah : Italy's Other Mafia"

Автор(и): Roberto Saviano
ISBN: 9781509843886
Видавництво: PanMacmillan

Now with a new preface to mark the ten year anniversary of publication, Roberto Saviano's groundbreaking and utterly compelling book is a major international bestseller which has to date sold 750,000 copies in Italy alone. Since publishing his searing expose of their criminal activities the author has received so many death threats from the Camorra that he has been assigned police protection.

420.00

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Документалістика, репортаж

"Helga's Diary : A Young Girl's Account of Life in a Concentration Camp"

Автор(и): Helga Weiss
ISBN: 9780241959503
Видавництво: Penguin Books

'The most moving Holocaust diary published since Anne Frank' Daily Telegraph First they led us to the baths, where they took from us everything we still had. Quite literally there wasn't even a hair left. I didn't even recognize my own mother till I heard her voice . . .In 1941, aged 12, Helga Weiss, her mother and father were forced to say goodbye to their home, their relatives and all that they knew, and were interned in the Nazi concentration camp of Terezin. For the next three years, Helga documented her experiences there, and those of her friends and family, in a diary.

454.00

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Документалістика, репортаж

"In the Heart of the Sea"

Автор(и): Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN: 9780008126834
Видавництво: William Collins

When the whaleship Essex set sail from Nantucket in 1819, the unthinkable happened. A mere speck in the vast Pacific ocean - and powerless against the forces of nature - Essex was rammed and sunk by anenraged sperm whale, and her twenty crewmen were forced to take to the open sea in three small boats. Ninety days later only a handful of survivors were rescued - and a terrifying story of desperation, cannibalism and courage was revealed... One of the greatest sea yarns ever spun,
`In the Heart of the Sea' is the true story of the extraordinary events that inspired Herman Melville's masterpiece `Moby-Dick'.

365.00

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Публіцистика, наукова література

"In the Shadow of the Sword: the Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World"

Автор(и): Tom Holland
ISBN: 9781408700082
Видавництво: LittleBrown

In the 6th century AD, the Near East was divided between two venerable empires: the Persian and the Roman. A hundred years on, and one had vanished forever, while the other seemed almost finished. Ruling in their place were the Arabs: an upheaval so profound that it spelt, in effect, the end of the ancient world. In The Shadow of the Sword, Tom Holland explores how this came about. Spanning Constantinople to the Arabian desert, and starring some of the most remarkable rulers who ever lived, he tells a story vivid with drama, horror and startling achievement.

508.00

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Публіцистика, наукова література

"India : A History"

Автор(и): John Keay
ISBN: 9780007307753
Видавництво: HarperCollins ELT

A new edition of the most authoritative and highly-regarded single-volume history of India. Fully revised to include the most recent research and to cover events from partition to the present day. In `India: A History' five millennia of the sub-continent's history are interpreted by one of our finest writers on India and the Far East. This definitive work combines narrative pace and skill with social, economic and cultural analysis.

351.00

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Біографія, мемуари, історії з життя

"Isaac's Army "

Автор(и): Matthew Brzezinski
ISBN: 9781781854471
Видавництво: Head of Zeus

1930s Warsaw was a thoroughly cosmopolitan, even swinging city. Larger than Chicago, it was host to a rich Jewish cultural life. It seemed inconceivable that all this was about to be swept away, but then came the dark events of September 1939. As the Nazi invasion of Poland began, a ragtag army calling itself the Jewish Resistance Force fell into shape around the handsome, quick-witted Isaac Zuckerman.
Impossibly daring, the JRF held out until the end of the war, by which time fewer than 100 of its members survived. ISAAC'S ARMY is the thrilling tale of the fortunes of the JRF's main participants, told in vivid prose that brilliantly creates an atmosphere febrile with danger, heroism and ingenuity – like Babel's Odessa Tales crossed with the Great Escape.

610.00

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Біографія, мемуари, історії з життя

"Killing Kennedy : The End of Camelot"

Автор(и): Bill O'Reilly
ISBN: 9781447236795
Видавництво: PanMacmillan

The No.1 New York Times Bestseller In January 1961, as the cold war escalates, John F. Kennedy struggles to contain the growth of communism while he learns the hardships, solitude and temptations of what it means to be president of the United States. At the same time, JFK acquires a number of formidable enemies, among them Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and Allen Dulles, director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Then, in the midst of a 1963 campaign trip to Texas, a sequence of gunshots kills a beloved president and sends America into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.

546.00

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Документалістика, репортаж

"London : The Concise Biography"

Автор(и): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 9780099570387
Видавництво: Vintage

Prize-winning historian, novelist and broadcaster, Peter Ackroyd takes us on a journey - historical, geographical and imaginative - through the city of London. Moving back and forth through time, Ackroyd is an effortless, exuberant guide to times of plague and pestilence, fire and floods, crime and punishment, and sex and theatre. He brings the ever changing streets alive for the reader and shows us what lies beneath our feet and above our heads. His biography is as rich in detail and fizzing with vitality as the city itself.

525.00

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Публіцистика, наукова література

"Poland: A History"

Автор(и): Adam Zamoyski
ISBN: 9780007556212
Видавництво: HarperCollins ELT

Adam Zamoyski first wrote his history of Poland two years before the collapse of the Soviet Union. This substantially revised and updated edition sets the Soviet era in the context of the rise, fall and remarkable rebirth of an indomitable nation.In 1797, Russia, Prussia and Austria divided Poland among themselves, rewriting Polish history to show that they had brought much-needed civilisation to a primitive backwater. But the country they wiped off the map had been one of Europe's largest and most richly varied, born of diverse cultural traditions and one of the boldest constitutional experiments ever attempted. Its destruction ultimately led to two world wars and the Cold War.

243.00

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Документалістика, репортаж

"Russia: A Journey to the Heart of a Land and its People [Paperback]"

Автор(и): Jonathan Dimbleby
ISBN: 9781846076732
Видавництво: BBC Books

Winston Churchill famously described Russia as ‘a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma’ and even today it remains a country little understood by the West. In this revealing portrait, Jonathan Dimbleby crosses eight time zones and covers 10,000 miles in an attempt to get to the beating heart of the new Russia.

399.00

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"Science and Civilisation in China"

Автор(и): Donald B. Wagner
ISBN: 9780521875660
Видавництво: Cambridge University Press

Donald B. Wagner provides a comprehensive historical account of the production and use of iron and steel in China in their political and economic context. An initial chapter on the traditional Chinese iron industry introduces the important technical concepts and the ways in which technology, geography, and economics interact and influence political phenomena. Recent archaeological work indicates that the earliest production of iron in China was in the Northwest, and that the technology was introduced from the West via Central Asia. It was, however, the invention in South China of large-scale technologies which put China on a very different developmental path from that of the West. Further chapters deal with developments from the Han to the Tang, the technical evolution and economic revolution of the Song period, and economic expansion under the Ming. A final chapter investigates the debt of the modern steel industry to Chinese developments.

2817.00

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Публіцистика, наукова література

"Spies and Commissars"

Автор(и): Robert Service
ISBN: 9780330517287
Видавництво: PanMacmillan

In the immediate aftermath of the Revolution, the Western powers were anxious to prevent the spread of Bolshevism across Europe. Lenin and Trotsky were equally anxious that the Communist vision they were busy introducing in Russia should do just that. But neither side knew anything about the other. The revolution and Russia's withdrawal from the First World War had ensured a diplomatic exodus from Moscow and the usual routes to vital information had been closed off. Into this void stepped an extraordinary collection of opportunists, journalists and spies - sometimes indeed journalists who were spies and vice versa

600.00

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Біографія, мемуари, історії з життя

"The Diary of a Gulag Prison Guard"

Автор(и): Ivan Chistyakov
ISBN: 9781783782567
Видавництво: Granta Books

Ivan Chistyakov was sent to the Gulag in 1935, where he worked at the Baikal-Amur Corrective Labour Camp for over a year. Life at the Gulag was anathema to Chistyakov, a cultured Muscovite with a nostalgia for pre-revolutionary Russia, and an amateur painter and poet. He recorded its horrors with an unmatchable immediacy, documenting a world where petty rivalries put lives at risk, prisoners hacked off their fingers to bet in card games, railway sleepers were burned for firewood and Siberian winds froze the lather on the soap.

From his stumbling poetic musings on the bitter landscape to his matter-of-fact grumbles about his stove, from accounts of the conditions of the camp to reflections on the cruelty of loneliness, this diary is unique - a visceral and immediate description of a place and time whose repercussions still affect the shape of modern Russia.

540.00
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Біографія, мемуари, історії з життя

"The Spy Who Loved Castro : How I was recruited by the CIA to kill Fidel Castro"

Автор(и): Marita Lorenz
ISBN: 9781785034534
Видавництво: Random House

Few can say they've seen some of the most significant moments of the twentieth century unravel before their eyes. Marita Lorenz is one of them. Born in Germany at the outbreak of WWII, Marita was incarcerated in a Nazi concentration camp as a child. In 1959, she travelled to Cuba where she met and fell in love with Fidel Castro. Yet upon fleeing to America, she was recruited by the CIA to assassinate the Fidel. Torn by love and loyalty, she failed to slip him the lethal pills.

308.00

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Публіцистика, наукова література

"The Times Compact Atlas of the World: Compact Edition"

Автор(и): Times Atlases
ISBN: 9780007481057
Видавництво: HarperCollins ELT

This new edition of the Times Compact World Atlas, in a convenient, portable format, has been fully revised to bring all the maps and geographical information completely up-to-date to give an accurate picture of today's world. As with all the atlases in the Times range, it offers great authority, outstanding quality and attention to detail.

378.00

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"The Times Complete History of the World"

Автор(и): Richard Overy
ISBN: 9780008150266
Видавництво: HarperCollins ELT

The ultimate work of historical reference`The Times Complete History of the World' is the most comprehensive, authoritative and accessible work on world history available today. It has sold over 2.25 million copies and has been translated into 18 languages since its first publication in1978. With a narrative scope covering the origins of humankind right through to the turmoil of the 21st century, this book is an unrivalled and breathtaking accomplishment

2250.00

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"The Water Kingdom"

Автор(и): Philip Ball
ISBN: 9781784701543
Видавництво: Vintage

China's history is an epic tapestry of courtly philosophies, warring factions and imperial intrigue. Yet, over five thousand years, one ancient element has so dramatically shaped the country's fate that it remains the key to unlocking China's story. That element is water. In The Water Kingdom Philip Ball takes us on a grand tour of China's defining element, from the rice terraces and towering karts of its battle-worn waterways, to the vast engineering projects that have struggled to contain water's wrath. What surfaces is the secret history of a people and a nation, drawn from its deep reverence for nature's most dynamic force.

385.00

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Фотокнига, художній альбом, подарункове видання

"You Say You Want a Revolution?: Records and Rebels 1966-1970 2016"

Автор(и): Jon Savage, Howard Kramer, Fred Turner, Sean Willentz , Alison J. Clarke, Barry Miles, Jenny Lister
ISBN: 9781851778911
Видавництво: V&A

The late 1960s were a period of great turbulence and rapid social and political change. You Say You Want a Revolution? examines that moment when youth culture drove an optimistic idealism, motivating people to come together and question established power structures across every area of society. It shows how many of the issues that dominate contemporary discourse - environmentalism, globalization, individualism or mass-communication - have roots that can be traced back to the 1960s.1960s design culture culminated in an orgy of colour and form: a sensorial overload of Barbarella-style inflatables, plush Verner Panton playrooms and high-tech 2001: Space Odyssey furniture systems. Here, essays on music, politics, the counter-culture, social living, mind-altering experiences, festivals and more chart revolutions across media and culture, illustrated throughout with some of the most iconic images of the time - including the records that provided both the soundtrack and the key means of identification.The idealism of the period informed such disparate phenomena as the high-tech innovations of Silicon Valley and the environmental movement.Half a century later, we can reassess the genesis of these movements and explore whether the revolutions they started can be considered complete, ongoing or interrupted.Published to accompany the V&A's major autumn exhibition, You Say You Want a Revolution: Records & Rebels 1966-70,10 September 2016 - 26 February 2017

2160.00
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Документалістика, репортаж

"Ancient Syria: A Three Thousand Year History"

Автор(и): Trevor Bryce
ISBN: 9780199646678
Видавництво: Oxford University Press

The 3000-year history of ancient Syria, from Bronze Age to the Roman era - and beyond. The essential back-story to one of the world's most trouble-prone and volatile regions. Includes a vast array of historical characters, from the Egyptian pharoahs, through Biblical villains such as Nebuchadnezzar, to Alexander the Great and Diocletian. Looks forward to the coming of Islam in the 7th century - the opening chapter in the history of modern Syria

900.00

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"The Archive Thief"

Автор(и): Lisa Moses Leff
ISBN: 9780199380954
Видавництво: Oxford University Press

In the aftermath of the Holocaust, the Jewish historian Zosa Szajkowski stole tens of thousands of archival documents related to French Jewish history from public archives and collections in France and moved them, illicitly, to New York. Why did this respectable historian become a thief? And why did librarians in the United States and Israel accept these materials from him, turning a blind eye to the signs of ownership they bore?With her award-winning book, The Archive Thief, Lisa Moses Leff reconstructs Szajkowski's gripping story in all its ambiguity. Born into poverty in Russian Poland in 1911, Szajkowski was a self-made man who managed to make a life for himself as an intellectual, first as a journalist in 1930s Paris, and then, after a harrowing escape to New York in 1941, as a scholar. Although he never taught at a university or even earned a PhD, Szajkowski became one of the world's foremost experts on the history of the Jews in modern France, publishing in Yiddish, English, and Hebrew. His work opened up new ways of thinking about Jewish emancipation, economic and social modernization, and the rise of modern anti-Semitism.But beneath Szajkowski's scholarly accomplishments lay his shameful secret: his pathbreaking articles were based upon documents that he moved illicitly to New York. Eventually, he sold these documents, piecemeal, to American and Israeli research libraries where they still remain. Leff takes us into the backstage of the archives, revealing the powerful ideological, economic, and psychological forces that made Holocaust-era Jewish scholars care more deeply than ever before about preserving the remnants of their past. As Leff shows, it is only when we understand the issues at the heart of his story, in all their ambiguity and complexity, that we can begin to address the larger questions of the rightful ownership of Jewish archives, as well as other contested archives, that are still at issue today.

684.00

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"China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know 2ed"

Автор(и): Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
ISBN: 9780199974962
Видавництво: Oxford University Press

The need to understand this global giant has never been more pressing: China is constantly in the news, yet conflicting impressions abound. Within one generation, China has transformed from an impoverished, repressive state into an economic and political powerhouse. In the fully revised and updated second edition of China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know, China expert Jeffrey Wasserstrom provides cogent answers to the most urgent questions regarding the newest superpower, and offers a framework for understanding its meteoric rise.Focusing his answers through the historical legacies--Western and Japanese imperialism, the Mao era, and the massacre near Tiananmen Square--that largely define China's present-day trajectory, Wasserstrom introduces readers to the Chinese Communist Party, the building boom in Shanghai, and the environmental fall-out of rapid Chinese industrialization. He also explains unique aspects of Chinese culture such as the one-child policy, and provides insight into how Chinese view Americans.Wasserstrom reveals that China today shares many traits with other industrialized nations during their periods of development, in particular the United States during its rapid industrialization in the 19th century. He provides guidance on the ways we can expect China to act in the future vis-à-vis the United States, Russia, India, and its East Asian neighbors. The second edition has also been updated to take into account changes China has seen in just the past two years, from the global economic shifts to the recent removal of Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai from power.Concise and insightful, China in the 21st Century provides an excellent introduction to this significant global power.

345.00

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"Great Battles: Agincourt [Hardcover]"

Автор(и): Anne Curry
ISBN: 9780199681013
Видавництво: Oxford University Press

Agincourt (1415) is an exceptionally famous battle, one that has generated a huge and enduring cultural legacy in the six hundred years since it was fought. Everybody thinks they know what the battle was about. Even John Lennon, aged 12, wrote a poem and drew a picture headed 'Agincourt'.But why and how has Agincourt come to mean so much, to so many? Why do so many people claim their ancestors served at the battle? Is the Agincourt of popular image the real Agincourt, or is our idea of the battle simply taken from Shakespeare's famous depiction of it? Written by the world's leading expert on the battle, this book shows just why it has occupied such a key place in English identity and history in the six centuries since it was fought, exploring a cultural legacy that stretches from bowmen to Beatles, via Shakespeare, Dickens, and the First World War.Anne Curry first sets the scene, illuminating how and why the battle was fought, as well as its significance in the wider history of the Hundred Years War. She then takes the Agincourt story through the centuries from 1415 to 2015, from the immediate, and sometimes surprising, responses to it on both sides of the Channel, through its reinvention by Shakespeare in King Henry V (1599), and the enduring influence of both the play and the film versions of it, especially the patriotic Laurence Olivier version of 1944, at the time of the D-Day landings in Normandy.But the legacy of Agincourt does not begin and end with Shakespeare's play: from the eighteenth century onwards, on both sides of the Channel and in both the English and French speaking worlds the battle was used as an explanation of national identity, giving rise to jingoistic works in print and music. It was at this time that it became fashionable for the gentry to identify themselves with the victory, and in the Victorian period the Agincourt archer came to be emphasized as the epitome of 'English freedom'. Indeed, even today, historians continue to 'refight' the battle - an academic contest which has intensified over recent years, in the run-up to the sixth hundredth anniversary year of 2015.

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