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Datación Del Príncipe: Inicio Y Culminación, William J. Connell Dec 2012

Datación Del Príncipe: Inicio Y Culminación, William J. Connell

William Connell

This article establishes a new, more precise date
for the completion of Machiavelli’s work on The
Prince. Newly discovered documents in Florentine
Archives from July 1515 reveal that Niccolò
Machiavelli and his family were struggling to deal
with an unexpected crisis that had befallen them
in the previous several months. That crisis must
have been none other than the failure of
Machiavelli’s Prince to win favor with the book’s
dedicatee, Lorenzo de’ Medici the Younger. The
presentation of the book to Lorenzo can now be
dated between 15 May 1515 and 3 July 1515, and
probably toward ...


Review Of Pope Alexander Iii (1159-81): The Art Of Survival, Ed. Peter D. Clarke And Anne J. Duggan, Jeffrey Morrow Dec 2012

Review Of Pope Alexander Iii (1159-81): The Art Of Survival, Ed. Peter D. Clarke And Anne J. Duggan, Jeffrey Morrow

Jeffrey L. Morrow, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


The Death And Second Life Of The Harpsichord, Edmond Johnson Dec 2012

The Death And Second Life Of The Harpsichord, Edmond Johnson

Edmond Johnson

Though far from being the only historical instrument to receive renewed attention during the decades surrounding the turn of the twentieth century, the harpsichord holds a special place in the history of the early music revival. No other instrument played as visible—or, perhaps, as controversial—a role in popularizing musical activities during the revival. As a large and visually distinctive presence, the harpsichord has a tendency to garner attention wherever it appears, whether in a museum case or on the concert hall stage. In this article I explore the harpsichord’s nineteenth-century “death” and its subsequent revival—the two ...


The Anason Family In Rogaland County, Norway And Juneau County, Wisconsin, Lawrence W. Onsager Dec 2012

The Anason Family In Rogaland County, Norway And Juneau County, Wisconsin, Lawrence W. Onsager

Lawrence W. Onsager

The Anason family has its roots in Rogaland County in western Norway. The earliest known member of the Anason family came from a region of Rogaland that has since become part of Vest-Agder County, Norway.

Thormod Lovass Anason emigrated to the U.S. in 1869 and settled in Juneau County, Wisconsin. He married Herborg Olsdatter in 1876 which connected him to the Suldal Norwegian American settlement in Juneau County.


The War Of 1812: Complete Chronology With Biographies Of 63 General Officers, Michael Tosko Dec 2012

The War Of 1812: Complete Chronology With Biographies Of 63 General Officers, Michael Tosko

Michael P Tosko

No abstract provided.


Esirler Perspektifinden Çanakkale Muharebelerinin Dramatik Yüzü, Hasan Ali Polat, Osman Akandere Dec 2012

Esirler Perspektifinden Çanakkale Muharebelerinin Dramatik Yüzü, Hasan Ali Polat, Osman Akandere

Hasan Ali POLAT

No abstract provided.


The Wright Lawsuit, David Freiwald Ph.D., Csp Dec 2012

The Wright Lawsuit, David Freiwald Ph.D., Csp

David Freiwald, Ph.D.

While the flights ofthe Wnght brothers over a century ago have enshnned their names m aeronautical history, only slightly less important are the lawsuits brought forth by the brothers m defense ofthetr mvention. From 1906 to 1917 the Wnght brothers mamtatned a successful stranglehold on the development and production ofthe airplane m the United States. This paper exammes that history, the ensumg litigation, and the impact that the Wnght brothers actions had upon the readiness ofthe U.S. m World War I.


Spartan Salute Spring 2013, Jonathan P. Roth Dec 2012

Spartan Salute Spring 2013, Jonathan P. Roth

Jonathan P. Roth

No abstract provided.


Slaves To Contradictions: 13 Myths That Sustained Slavery, Wilson Huhn Dec 2012

Slaves To Contradictions: 13 Myths That Sustained Slavery, Wilson Huhn

Wilson R. Huhn

People have a fundamental need to think of themselves as “good people.” To achieve this we tell each other stories – we create myths – about ourselves and our society. These myths may be true or they may be false. The more discordant a myth is with reality, the more difficult it is to convince people to embrace it. In such cases to sustain the illusion of truth it may be necessary to develop an entire mythology – an integrated web of mutually supporting stories. This paper explores the system of myths that sustained the institution of slavery in the antebellum United States.


Purim In The Public Eye: Leisure, Violence, And Cultural Convergence In The Dutch Atlantic, Aviva Ben-Ur Dec 2012

Purim In The Public Eye: Leisure, Violence, And Cultural Convergence In The Dutch Atlantic, Aviva Ben-Ur

Aviva Ben-Ur

In its public and ecumenical nature, the celebration of Purim in Suriname and Curaçao in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries was unparalleled in the Atlantic world. White Christians and slaves actively participated in the revelry and by the early 1800s, Purim showed signs of having become the colony’s carnival, a non-sectarian festivity with strong Afro-Creole attributes. This small corner of the social fabric, manifested in shared cultural performance, more approximates latticework than the separate spheres, ordered upon hierarchy and violence, that most obviously undergirded daily life in Caribbean slave societies. This public prominence of Purim reflects the three ...


“The Cultural Heritage Of Eurafrican Sephardi Jews In Suriname”, Aviva Ben-Ur Dec 2012

“The Cultural Heritage Of Eurafrican Sephardi Jews In Suriname”, Aviva Ben-Ur

Aviva Ben-Ur

No abstract provided.


Indian Association Of Women's Studies Newsletter, January, 2013, Professor Vibhuti Patel Dec 2012

Indian Association Of Women's Studies Newsletter, January, 2013, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

The Indian Association for Women’s Studies was established in 1982 by a resolution adopted by the rst National Conference of Women’s Studies held in Mumbai in April 1981. IAWS is registered under the Registrar of Societies (No.S/12936 New Delhi) and under FCRA. The Association provides a forum for interaction among institutions and individuals engaged in teaching, research or action. The membership includes educational and social welfare organisations, and individual academics, researchers, students, activists, social workers, media persons and others concerned with women’s issues, and with women’s development and em powerment. One of the major ...


Review Of Marriage In Premodern Europe: Italy And Beyond, Brian Maxson Dec 2012

Review Of Marriage In Premodern Europe: Italy And Beyond, Brian Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

Jacqueline Murray's Marriage in Premodern Europe collects a wide-ranging series of essays on marriage covering nearly four hundred years and almost the entire European Continent.


Review Of Angelo Poliziano’S Lamia: Text, Translation, And Introductory Studies, Brian Maxson Dec 2012

Review Of Angelo Poliziano’S Lamia: Text, Translation, And Introductory Studies, Brian Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

This book reviewed discusses the life of Angelo Poliziano who was a leading humanist in Lorenzo de' Medici's Flroence. Poliziano was brought into the household of Lorenzo as a secretary and tutor for the Medici children in the early 1470's.


“This Sort Of Men”: The Vernacular And The Humanist Movement In Fifteenth-Century Florence, Brian Jeffrey Maxson Dec 2012

“This Sort Of Men”: The Vernacular And The Humanist Movement In Fifteenth-Century Florence, Brian Jeffrey Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

This article focuses on a sliver of the individuals we now know as the Neo-Latinists, who viewed the vernacular as a vehicle for expression throughout the quattrocento.


Dick Allen's Second Act, Mitchell J. Nathanson Dec 2012

Dick Allen's Second Act, Mitchell J. Nathanson

Mitchell J Nathanson

It is hard to imagine a more polarizing figure in Philadelphia sports history than Dick Allen. Countless gallons of ink have been spilled in furtherance of trying to capture and explain Allen’s stormy relationship with the Phillies and the city of Philadelphia during his 1963-69 tenure with the club. Much less focus has been given, however, to his mid-Seventies return to Philadelphia amid circumstances that were seemingly far different than those in which he left it. Despite these purportedly changed circumstances, Allen departed Philadelphia in 1976 much as he had in 1969 – amid controversy and bad blood on both ...


Founding Era Conventions And The Constitution's "Convention For Proposing Amendments", Robert G. Natelson Dec 2012

Founding Era Conventions And The Constitution's "Convention For Proposing Amendments", Robert G. Natelson

Robert G. Natelson

Under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, two thirds of state legislatures may require Congress to call a “Convention for proposing Amendments.” Because this procedure has never been used, commentators frequently debate the composition of the convention and the rules governing the application and convention process. However, the debate has proceeded almost entirely without knowledge of the many multi-colony and multi-state conventions held during the eighteenth century, of which the Constitutional Convention was only one. These conventions were governed by universally-accepted convention practices and protocols. This Article surveys those conventions and shows how their practices and protocols shaped the ...