Download El barracón y otros ensayos by Juan Pérez de la Riva PDF

By Juan Pérez de la Riva

Los angeles presente obra recoge una selección de trabajos del demógrafo e historiador cubano Juan Pérez de l. a. Riva. En ellos, el análisis demográfico, el examen económico y el conocimiento histórico de las circunstancias se unen a l. a. percepción del detalle —puesto en función del conjunto— y a una fuerte intuición originada en largos años de profundo trabajo investigativo y extensas lecturas.
Los trabajos de Juan Pérez de l. a. Riva representan, en nuestro país, un importante aporte metodológico: l. a. introducción de las cifras en el análisis histórico, que permiten ir más hondo y más lejos, tanto en el conocimiento de nuestro pasado como en los angeles interpretación del presente.
El barracón y otros ensayos constituye una valiosa contribución metodológica y analítica para los estudiantes universitarios y los estudiosos de nuestras realidades pasadas y presentes, además de convertirse en un auxiliar eficaz de fodo investigador de las ciencias sociales.

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Download Astraea: The Imperial Theme in the Sixteenth Century by Frances Amelia Yates PDF

By Frances Amelia Yates

This e-book examines the pictures and symbolism of ecu monarchy within the sixteenth century. The accession of Charles V, along with his massive dominions in either the previous and new worlds, was once the party for a renewal of the parable of Empire within the West. The subject used to be echoed within the pageants and ballets of the declining Valois dynasty in France and, particularly, within the glorification of Elizabeth I. This e-book makes an attempt to light up reader's knowing of the Renaissance monarchies as they struggled with the darkish undertow of reformation and counter-reformation.

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Download Sin in Medieval and Early Modern Culture: The Tradition of by Richard G. Newhauser, Susan J. Ridyard (eds.) PDF

By Richard G. Newhauser, Susan J. Ridyard (eds.)

The culture of the seven lethal sins performed a substantial function in western tradition, even after the meant turning-point of the Protestant Reformation, because the essays accrued the following exhibit. the 1st a part of the e-book addresses such themes because the challenge of acedia in Carolingian monasticism; the advance of medieval idea on conceitedness; the mixing of culture and innovation in Aquinas's conceptualization of the sins; the remedy of sin within the pastoral contexts of the early heart English Vices and Virtues and a fifteenth-century sermon from England; the political makes use of of the lethal sins within the courtroom sermons of Jean Gerson; and the ongoing usefulness of the culture in early sleek England. within the moment half, the function of the culture in literature and the humanities is taken into account. Essays examine representations of the sins in French tune of the 13th to the 15th centuries; in Dante's Purgatorio; in a piece by means of Michel Beheim in pre-Reformation Germany; and in a 1533 play by way of the German Lutheran author Hans Sachs. New interpretations are provided of Gower's "Tale of Constance" and Bosch's Tabletop of the Seven lethal Sins. As a complete, the e-book considerably complements our realizing of the a number of makes use of and meanings of the sins culture, not just in medieval tradition but additionally within the transition from the medieval to the early glossy interval.

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Download The History Thieves: Secrets, Lies and the Shaping of a by Ian Cobain PDF

By Ian Cobain

In 1889, the 1st legit secrets and techniques Act was once handed, growing offences of 'disclosure of knowledge' and 'breach of reliable trust'. It constrained and monitored what the general public may possibly, and will, learn. in view that then a tradition of secrecy has flourished. As successive governments were selective approximately what they decide to percentage with the general public, now we have been left with a distorted and incomplete realizing not just of the workings of the nation yet of our nation's tradition and its earlier. during this vital new publication, Ian Cobain bargains a clean appraisal of a few of the major moments in British background because the finish of WWII, together with: the measures taken to hide the life of Bletchley Park and its successor, GCHQ, for 3 a long time; the unreported wars fought in the course of the Sixties and Seventies; the hidden hyperlinks with terrorist cells throughout the issues; the occasionally opaque workings of the legal justice approach; the state's peacetime surveillance strategies; and the handy loopholes within the Freedom of knowledge Act. Drawing on formerly unseen fabric and rigorous study, The background Thieves unearths how a posh bureaucratic computing device has grown up round the British kingdom, permitting governments to stay away from responsibility and their secrets and techniques to be buried.

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Download Grands zhéros de l’histoire de France by Clémentine Portier-Kaltenbach PDF

By Clémentine Portier-Kaltenbach

Pix de personnalités oubliées ou décriées de l'histoire française qui ont été rendues à tort ou raison responsables de défaites militaires, qui ont déçu les espoirs placés en elles, qui ont fait concern à l'action de grands hommes, and so on. Le vice-amiral Villeneuve prétendit que ses marins avaient l. a. colique pour fuir le wrestle (résultat : Trafalgar...). Le Prince de Soubise, qui healthy décimer ses troupes en deux heures face à celles du roi de Prusse, deux fois moins nombreuses. Le capitaine de frégate Cahumareys, qui healthy échouer son vaisseau l. a. Méduse par temps calme et marée haute avant d'abandonner ses a hundred and forty marins sur un radeau dont on connaît l. a. destinée... Un palmarès d'une vingtaine d'anti-héros épinglés avec humour et érudition.

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Download Traces of Another Time: History and Politics in Postwar by Margaret Scanlan PDF

By Margaret Scanlan

Is the historic novel the superseded style that a few humans imagine--form inseparable from romanticism, nationalism, and the 19th century? during this stimulating quantity, Margaret Scanlan solutions a resounding "no," as she demonstrates the relevance of historic novels through famous figures similar to Anthony Burgess, John le Carr, Graham Greene, Doris Lessing, Iris Murdoch, and Paul Scott, in addition to by way of much less good demonstrated writers reminiscent of Joseph Hone and Thomas Kilroy. Scanlan indicates what a skeptical, experimental method of the connection among historical past and fiction those writers undertake and the way greatly they go away from the mimetic conventions frequently linked to historic novels. Drawing on modern historiography and literary idea, Scanlan defines the matter of writing historic fiction at a time while humans see the topic of heritage as fragmentary and unsure. The writers she discusses steer clear of the good occasions of background to be aware of its margins: what pursuits them is heritage because it is skilled, often reluctantly, by means of people who could otherwise be doing whatever else. the 1st portion of the publication appears to be like at fictional representations of England's tough heritage in eire; the second one examines spies, extraterrestrial beings, and the lack of public self assurance; and the 3rd probes the subject matter of Apocalypse, nuclear or differently, and depicts the cave in of the British Empire for instance of the drastically decreased value of Western tradition within the world.

Originally released in 1990.

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