Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

By John Boswell

Either hugely praised and very debatable, this terrific booklet produces dramatic facts that at one time the Catholic and japanese Orthodox church buildings not just sanctioned unions among companions of an analogous intercourse, yet sanctified them--in ceremonies strikingly just like heterosexual marriage ceremonies.

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Bulgaria (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

By Matt Willis

With the lavishly illustrated "DK Eyewitness shuttle consultant Bulgaria" to hand, you will have all of the details you want to observe every thing from Bulgaria's capital Sofia to the traditional nation-state villages of Koprivshtitsa and Veliko Turnovo. Full-colour maps and town plans assist you to discover the capital and the areas intensive, whereas unique beneficial properties clarify the historical past, cultural historical past, conventional gala's and native delicacies. As a finished consultant detailing walks and excursions (both scenic and thematic) the "DK Eyewitness commute consultant lets you take up the various flavours of Bulgaria area through area. The should have consultant explores the country's gorgeous parts of average good looks, together with the unbelievable wild mountain levels and the dramatic Black Sea sea coast in addition to Bulgaria's shorelines, markets and gala's. "DK Eyewitness commute advisor Bulgaria" - displaying you what others merely let you know.

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The Lords of Human Kind (critique influence change)

When ecu explorers went out into the realm to open up exchange routes and determine colonies, they introduced again even more than silks and spices, cotton and tea. necessarily, they got here into touch with the peoples of alternative elements of the area and shaped perspectives of them sometimes admiring, extra frequently antagonistic or contemptuous.

Using a beautiful array of assets - missionaries' memoirs, the letters of diplomats' better halves, explorers' diaries and the paintings of writers as diversified as Voltaire, Thackeray, Oliver Goldsmith and, in fact, Kipling - Victor Kiernan teases out the entire variety of ecu attitudes to different peoples. Erudite, ironic and worldwide in its scope, The Lords of Human Kind has been an important effect on a new release of historians and cultural critics and is a landmark within the historical past of Eurocentrism.

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A History of Political Thought: From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

By Janet Coleman

This quantity keeps the tale of ecu political theorising via targeting medieval and Renaissance thinkers. It comprises wide dialogue of the practices that underpinned medieval political theories and which endured to play an important roles within the eventual improvement of early-modern political associations and debates. the writer moves a stability among attempting to comprehend the philosophical cogency of medieval and Renaissance arguments at the one hand, elucidating why historically-suited medieval and Renaissance thinkers inspiration the methods they did approximately politics; and why we frequently imagine another way.

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The Archaeology of Violence: Interdisciplinary Approaches (SUNY Series, The Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology Distinguished Monograph Series.)

Interdisciplinary research of the function of violence within the Mediterranean and Europe.

The Archaeology of Violence is an interdisciplinary attention of the function of violence in social-cultural and sociopolitical contexts. The quantity attracts at the paintings of archaeologists, anthropologists, classicists, and artwork historians, all of whom be interested in knowing the position of violence of their respective expert fields within the Mediterranean and Europe. the focal point is on 3 topics: contexts of violence, politics and identities of violence, and sanctified violence.

In distinction to many earlier reports of violence, usually outlined via their topic specialism, or via a particular temporal or geographic concentration, this ebook attracts on a variety of either temporal and spatial examples and gives new views at the learn of violence and its position in social and political swap. instead of easily equating violence with battle, as has been performed in lots of archaeological situations, the quantity contends that the point of interest on conflict has been to the detriment of our realizing of alternative varieties of “non-warfare” violence and has the aptitude to have an effect on the ways that violence is famous and mentioned through students, and finally has repercussions for figuring out its function in society.

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A Concise History of Modern Europe: Liberty, Equality, Solidarity

By David S. Mason

Highlighting the most important occasions, rules, and participants that experience formed glossy Europe, this clean and energetic booklet offers a succinct historical past of the continent from the Enlightenment to the current. Drawing at the enduring subject of revolution, David S. Mason explores the motives and outcomes of revolution: political, fiscal, and clinical; the improvement of human rights; and problems with eu identification and integration. He intentionally avoids an in depth chronology of each kingdom and period of time by way of emphasizing the main an important occasions in shaping modern Europe. Fourteen centred chapters handle such topical matters because the Enlightenment; the French Revolution and Napoleon; the commercial Revolution; the theories and effect of Marx and Darwin; the revolutions of 1848, 1917, and 1989; the unifications of Germany and Italy; eu imperialism; the 2 global Wars; the chilly battle and decolonization; and the evolution and growth of the ecu Union. Any reader desiring a huge review of the sweep of eu historical past for the reason that 1789 will locate this booklet, released in a primary version below the identify Revolutionary Europe, an attractive and cohesive narrative.

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Europe 1789 to 1914 Volume 3: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire

By Jay Winter, John M. Merriman

The interval among the onset of the French Revolution to the outbreak of worldwide conflict I is among the most-studied in historical past. The seriously researched period is singled out during this new five-volume set, masking the real humans and the foremost occasions and advancements in Europe.

Broad in scope and encompassing all parts of human exercise, the contributions of roughly six hundred students around the globe are comfortably amassed in Europe 1789 to 1914. With a accomplished index and available prose, readers can simply assemble particular details or leisurely discover the period's clinical, social and cultural background in addition to its political, army and fiscal developments.

The selection of 868 articles illustrates the influence of the French Revolution and Napoleonic period on Europe, and the transformation of its political, social, and cultural associations by way of the forces of industrialization, nationalism, mass politics, imperialism, nice strength rivalries and cutting edge cultural change.

Each article features a bibliography, a few annotated. Enlivening this fabric are sidebars that make clear ideas and supply excerpts from basic resource files. each one quantity additionally comprises an eight-page colour insert and diverse illustrations. A chronology and a thematic define of the contents concisely frames the fabric in a bigger context, aiding readers construct significant connections.

This set hyperlinks ecu event to the historical past of the remainder of the realm, carrying on with the Charles Scribner's Sons' award-winning line from historic Europe and Encyclopedia of the Renaissance via Europe 1450-1789: Encyclopedia of the Early sleek World.

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This is quantity three of five, going from Ibsen, Henrik to Owen, Robert.

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The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe

The Witch-Hunt in Early smooth Europe, now in its fourth variation, is the right source for either scholars and students of the witch-hunts written by means of one of many best names within the box. For these beginning out of their reports of witch-beliefs and witchcraft trials, Brian Levack presents a concise survey of this advanced and interesting subject, whereas for extra professional students the scholarship is introduced correct brand new. This new version contains the newest study on youngsters, gender, male witches and demonic ownership in addition to broadening the exploration of the geographical distribution of witch prosecutions to incorporate contemporary paintings on areas, towns and kingdoms permitting scholars to spot comparisons among international locations.

Now absolutely built-in with Brian Levack’s The Witchcraft Sourcebook, there are hyperlinks to the sourcebook through the textual content, pointing scholars in the direction of key basic resources to help them of their reviews. the 2 books are drawn jointly on a brand new significant other web site with supplementary fabrics for these wishing to enhance their reviews, together with an intensive advisor to additional interpreting, a chronology of the background of witchcraft and an interactive map to teach the geographical unfold of witch-hunts and witch trials throughout Europe and North the USA.

A long-standing favorite with scholars and teachers alike, this new version of The Witch-Hunt in Early smooth Europe may be crucial examining for these embarking on or trying to enhance their experiences of the historical past of witchcraft

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European Identity (Contemporary European Politics)

Why are hopes fading for a unmarried eu id? monetary integration has complicated swifter and extra than anticipated, but the ecu experience of 'who we're' is fragmenting. Exploiting many years of permissive consensus, Europe's elites designed and accomplished the one marketplace, the euro, the Schengen passport-free area, and, so much lately, crafted a very winning coverage of growth. whilst, those makes an attempt to de-politicize politics, to create Europe by way of stealth, have produced a political backlash. This formidable survey of identification in Europe captures the stories of the winners and losers, optimists and pessimists, movers and stayers in a Europe the place spatial and cultural borders have gotten ever extra permeable. a whole knowing of Europe's ambivalence, refracted via its a number of identities, lies on the intersection of competing eu political initiatives and social strategies.

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Varieties of Right-Wing Extremism in Europe (Extremism and Democracy)

Beginning with an research of the complicated courting among fascism and the post-war severe correct, the e-book discusses either modern events and the cultural and highbrow impacts of the ecu New correct in addition to styles of socialization and mobilization. It then analyses the results of more than a few components at the ideological improvement of right-wing extremism together with anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, spiritual extremism and the process in the direction of Europe (and the eu Union).The ultimate sections examine a couple of activist manifestations of the intense correct from adolescence participation and the white strength song scene to transnational rallies, the web and soccer hooliganism. within the approach, the ebook questions the proposal that the modern severe correct is both thoroughly novel or absolutely populist in personality.

Drawing jointly quite a lot of individuals, this can be crucial examining for all people with an curiosity in modern extremism and fascism. The booklet is a significant other quantity to Mapping the intense correct (Routledge, 2012) which has an analogous editors.

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