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White Eagle, Black Madonna: One Thousand Years Of The Polish Catholic Tradition [Table Of Contents], Robert E. Alvis 2016 Saint Meinrad School of Theology

White Eagle, Black Madonna: One Thousand Years Of The Polish Catholic Tradition [Table Of Contents], Robert E. Alvis

Religion

“Perhaps more than any other nation, Poland has been influenced throughout its history by its relationship to the Roman Catholic Church. For more than a millennium, Poles have defined themselves in great part as members of this church. White Eagle, Black Madonna is the first work in English to examine this important religious–national nexus from its beginnings to the present day. Profoundly researched and written in an engaging manner, this book deserves a broad readership.” —Theodore Weeks, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale


Imagine No Religion: How Modern Abstractions Hide Ancient Realities [Table Of Contents], Carlin A. Barton, Daniel Boyarin 2016 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Imagine No Religion: How Modern Abstractions Hide Ancient Realities [Table Of Contents], Carlin A. Barton, Daniel Boyarin

Religion

“A timely contribution to a growing and important conversation about the inadequacy of our common category ‘religion’ for the understanding of many practices, attitudes, emotions, and beliefs—especially of peoples in other times and contexts—that we usually classify as ‘religion.’” —Wayne A. Meeks, Yale University


Cool: How Air Conditioning Changed Everything [Table Of Contents], Salvatore Basile 2016 Fordham University

Cool: How Air Conditioning Changed Everything [Table Of Contents], Salvatore Basile

History

It’s a contraption that makes the lists of “Greatest Inventions Ever”; at the same time, it’s accused of causing global disaster. It has changed everything from architecture to people’s food habits to their voting patterns, to even the way big business washes its windows. It has saved countless lives . . . while causing countless deaths. Most of us are glad it’s there. But we don’t know how, or when, it got there.

It’s air conditioning.

For thousands of years, humankind attempted to do something about the slow torture of hot weather. Everything was tried: water power ...


The Amazing Adventures Of Bob Brown: A Real-Life Zelig Who Wrote His Way Through The 20th Century [Table Of Contents], Craig Saper 2016 University of Maryland, Baltimore

The Amazing Adventures Of Bob Brown: A Real-Life Zelig Who Wrote His Way Through The 20th Century [Table Of Contents], Craig Saper

Biography

“A cross between an intellectual biography of this literary dynamo and a picaresque novel. Bob Brown has found a sensitive, insightful, and appreciative biographer who knows not only how to narrate (and condense) his amazing adventures but also how to draw the connections that make this overflowing life of letters seem all the more meaningful and significant in our era of digital multimedia.” —Louis Kaplan, Professor of History and Theory of Photography and New Media, University of Toronto


Nineteenth Century American Asylums: A History In Postcards, Wynelle Scott Deese, Cathy Faye 2016 University of Akron Main Campus

Nineteenth Century American Asylums: A History In Postcards, Wynelle Scott Deese, Cathy Faye

University Press Publications

The process of American psychiatric care started with the development of lunatic asylums during the early 19th century. There were 122 state supported lunatic asylums opened in the United States before 1900. Most histories of early asylums have been lost except for the significant or unusual ones. Tracing the history of these early institutions, which emphasized care for the common patient, will allow current researchers to understand the actions and attitudes that previously doomed such programs, saving time and money.

This book reveals through old postcards how the early asylums appeared to the public-how they were advertised, what activities and ...


The Catholic Enlightenment. The Forgotten History Of A Global Movement, Ulrich Lehner 2016 Marquette University

The Catholic Enlightenment. The Forgotten History Of A Global Movement, Ulrich Lehner

Ulrich L. Lehner

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Culture, Rhetoric, And Voting, Douglas M. Brattebo, Tom Lansford, Jack Covarrubias, Robert J. Pauly Jr. 2015 Hiram College

Culture, Rhetoric, And Voting, Douglas M. Brattebo, Tom Lansford, Jack Covarrubias, Robert J. Pauly Jr.

University Press Publications

The presidential election of 2012 was among the most important in American history, both for the policies that will persist due to its result as well as the national political transformation it portends. The contest's outcome was the product of complex and fast-moving societal changes -- demographic, technological, and economic -- surfacing in American society. This volume, consisting of writings by leading scholars of American politics and the American presidency, examines the 2012 presidential election in its many facets. Particularly prominent in these analyses are: campaigning and geography, domestic and economic policy, and foreign policy


A Transformation In American National Politics: The 2012 Presidential Election, Douglas Brattebo, Tom Lansford, Jack Covarrubias 2015 Hiram College

A Transformation In American National Politics: The 2012 Presidential Election, Douglas Brattebo, Tom Lansford, Jack Covarrubias

University Press Publications

The presidential election of 2012 was among the most important in American history, both for the policies that will persist due to its result as well as the national political transformation it portends. The contest's outcome was the product of complex and fast-moving societal changes -- demographic, technological, and economic -- surfacing in American society. This volume, consisting of writings by leading scholars of American politics and the American presidency, examines the 2012 presidential election in its many facets. Particularly prominent in these analyses are: campaigning and geography, domestic and economic policy, and foreign policy.


Chasing Ghosts: A Memoir Of A Father, Gone To War [Table Of Contents], Louise DeSalvo 2015 Hunter College

Chasing Ghosts: A Memoir Of A Father, Gone To War [Table Of Contents], Louise Desalvo

History

When literary biographer and memoirist Louise DeSalvo embarked upon a journey to learn why her father came home from World War II a changed man, she didn’t realize her quest would take ten years, and that it would yield more revelations about the man—and herself—and the effect of his military service upon their family than she’d ever imagined. During his last years, as he told her about his life, DeSalvo began to understand that her obsession with war novels and military history wasn’t merely academic but rooted in her desire to understand this complex father ...


Alianzas Estratégicas, Guillermo Arosemena 2015

Alianzas Estratégicas, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


'We Are All Greeks:' Sympathy And Proximity In Shelley‘S Hellas, Kyle J. Klausing 2015 University of Minnesota, Morris

'We Are All Greeks:' Sympathy And Proximity In Shelley‘S Hellas, Kyle J. Klausing

Scholarly Horizons: University of Minnesota, Morris Undergraduate Journal

The outbreak of the Greek Revolution of 1821 against the Ottoman Empire animated the radical European intelligentsia in a way unseen since the French Revolution 30 years before. The British Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley joined the chorus of philhellenes (meaning one who loves Greece) by extolling the Greek cause in his epic poem, Hellas. Scholarship has traditionally seen Shelley’s representation of the revolution either as an overly classicized literary indulgence or as a purely polemical defense of a political event. By identifying ways in which Shelley uses the classical past to engage the reader with the subject, I ...


The Gag Rule: From Compromise To Contradiction, Timothy A. Byram 2015 Liberty University

The Gag Rule: From Compromise To Contradiction, Timothy A. Byram

Montview Liberty University Journal of Undergraduate Research

This essay examines the gag rule of 1836, its motivations and effects. Enacted in 1836 to counter the growing vitriol of the slavery debates, it was later repealed in 1844, following sustained controversy. To begin, the essay analyzes the historical context which informed the rule’s enactment, going over the Second Great Awakening and its role in intensifying the abolitionist movement. It proceeds to examine both the proximate historical explanations for the gag rule, such as recent slave revolts, as well as the more abstract, theoretical arguments concerning how enforced silence can function within democratic legislation. Finally, the essay elucidates ...


The Fall Of Kiev, Kevin S. Morrison 2015 Liberty University

The Fall Of Kiev, Kevin S. Morrison

Montview Liberty University Journal of Undergraduate Research

The Fall of Kiev, is the story about a great city, which on, 6 December 1240 A.D. would fall to the Mongol Hordes. The paper expounds upon the time frame of the prelude, the climax, and the afterward, of Kiev's fall. This paper utilizes scholarly resources from the present day and a very old source, The Hypatian Codex, which is the chronicle of the time period for Rus.


Book Review: Margaret Macmillan. Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed The World. New York: Random House, 2001. Xxxi+570pp., Robinlynn Stewart 2015 American Public University System

Book Review: Margaret Macmillan. Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed The World. New York: Random House, 2001. Xxxi+570pp., Robinlynn Stewart

Saber and Scroll

A review of Margaret Macmillan's Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World.


Book Review: James Madison Page In Collaboration With M.J. Halley. The True Story Of Andersonville Prison: A Defense Of Major Henry Wirz. New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1908. Reprint, Scituate, Ma: Digital Scanning, 1999., Jennifer Thompson 2015 American Public University System

Book Review: James Madison Page In Collaboration With M.J. Halley. The True Story Of Andersonville Prison: A Defense Of Major Henry Wirz. New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1908. Reprint, Scituate, Ma: Digital Scanning, 1999., Jennifer Thompson

Saber and Scroll

A review of James Madison Page in collaboration with M.J. Halley's The True Story of Andersonville Prison: A Defense of Major Henry Wirz.


Book Review: Steven C. Bullock. Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry And The Transformation Of The American Social Order, 1730-1840. Chapel Hill: University Of North Carolina Press, 1996., Bill Speer 2015 American Public University System

Book Review: Steven C. Bullock. Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry And The Transformation Of The American Social Order, 1730-1840. Chapel Hill: University Of North Carolina Press, 1996., Bill Speer

Saber and Scroll

A review of Steven C. Bullock's Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order, 1730-1840.


Book Review: Bernard Cornwell. Waterloo: The History Of Four Days, Three Armies, And Three Battles. Harpercollins: New York, 2015., Robert Smith 2015 American Public University System

Book Review: Bernard Cornwell. Waterloo: The History Of Four Days, Three Armies, And Three Battles. Harpercollins: New York, 2015., Robert Smith

Saber and Scroll

A review of Bernard Cornwell's Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles.


Book Review: Eric H. Cline. 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014., Stan Prager 2015 American Public University System

Book Review: Eric H. Cline. 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014., Stan Prager

Saber and Scroll

A review of Eric H. Cline's 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed.


Book Review: Jeff Shaara. The Fateful Lightning: A Novel Of The Civil War. Ballantine Books: New York, June 2015., Robert Smith 2015 American Public University System

Book Review: Jeff Shaara. The Fateful Lightning: A Novel Of The Civil War. Ballantine Books: New York, June 2015., Robert Smith

Saber and Scroll

A review of Jeff Shaara's The Fateful Lightning: A Novel of the Civil War.


Book Review: Desmond Seward. The Warrior King And The Invasion Of France: Henry V, Agincourt, And The Campaign That Shaped Medieval England. New York: Pegasus Books, 2014., Daniel Rosko 2015 American Public University System

Book Review: Desmond Seward. The Warrior King And The Invasion Of France: Henry V, Agincourt, And The Campaign That Shaped Medieval England. New York: Pegasus Books, 2014., Daniel Rosko

Saber and Scroll

A review of Desmond Seward's The Warrior King and the Invasion of France: Henry V, Agincourt, and the Campaign that Shaped Medieval England.


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