Category: Historical Studies

  • El filósofo desnudo (Con vivencias) (Spanish Edition) by Alexandre Jollien,Marta Bertran Alcázar

    By Alexandre Jollien,Marta Bertran Alcázar

    ¿Cómo vivir más libremente los angeles alegría cuando nos tienen presos las pasiones? ¿Cómo atreverse a distanciarse un poco sin apagar un corazón? A partir de l. a. experiencia vivida en carne propia, Alexandre Jollien intenta, en este libro, diseñar un arte de vivir que asume lo que resiste a l. a. voluntad y a los angeles razón.

    El filósofo se pone al desnudo para auscultar los angeles alegría, los angeles insatisfacción, los celos, los angeles fascinación, el amor o los angeles tristeza, en resumen, lo que es más fuerte que nosotros, lo que se nos resiste... Citando a Séneca, Montaigne, Spinoza o Nietzsche, Jollien explora l. a. dificultad de practicar los angeles filosofía en el corazón de los angeles afectividad. Lejos de dar soluciones o certidumbres, Jollien, junto a Hui Neng, patriarca del budismo chino, descubre l. a. frágil audacia de desnudarse, de desvestirse de uno mismo. Tanto en los angeles adversidad como en l. a. alegría, nos invita a renacer a cada instante lejos de las penas y de las esperanzas ilusorias.

    Esta meditación inaugura un camino para extraer los angeles alegría del fondo del fondo, de lo más íntimo de nuestro ser.
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  • History Meets Fiction (History: Concepts,Theories and by Beverley C. Southgate

    By Beverley C. Southgate

    Is heritage genuine, or simply one other type of fiction?

    Are there designated obstacles among the 2, or simply vast borderlands?

    How do novelists symbolize historians and history?


    The courting among background and fiction has constantly been contentious and infrequently turbulent, no longer least as the have ordinarily been visible as at the same time specific opposites.


    However, new hybrid sorts of writing – from old fiction to docudramas to fictionalised biographies – have ended in the blurring of barriers, and given upward thrust to the declare that historical past itself is simply one other kind of fiction.


    In his thought-provoking new booklet, Beverley Southgate untangles this knotty courting, environment his dialogue in a wide old and philosophical context. all through, Southgate invokes quite a few writers to light up his arguments, from Dickens and Proust, via Virginia Woolf and Daphne du Maurier, to such modern novelists as Tim O’Brien, Penelope vigorous, and Graham Swift.


    Anyone drawn to the numerous assembly issues among historical past and fiction will locate this an enticing, obtainable and stimulating learn.

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  • Les mots-clés de la géographie (Eyrolles Pratique) (French by Madeleine Michaux

    By Madeleine Michaux

    Géographie body, géographie économique, géographie politique... los angeles géographie a une challenge fascinante : rendre compte de los angeles vie à los angeles floor du globe. En s'appuyant sur des " mots-clés ", ce consultant suggest une synthèse documentée des différents domaines de l. a. géographie. À chaque mot correspond un article, illustré de définitions, de schémas et d'exemples. Complet, available et vivant, il constitue une précieuse creation à l'actualité française et internationale.
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  • The Use and Abuse of History: Or How the Past is Taught to by Norman Stone

    By Norman Stone

    Use and Abuse of History has develop into a key textual content of present historiography; it is a ebook that poses primary and tense questions about the use and abuse of heritage. attractive and difficult, this ebook confronts the reader with the numerous 'histories' that exist and feature existed around the globe, from the Zulu kingdoms to Communist China.

    This identify has now been greatly revised via Marc Ferro, a good revered historian, and offers the various narratives that represent the histories of nations as assorted as India, Iran, Trinidad and the us makes for attention-grabbing examining of their personal correct. What makes this publication so useful, although, is what those narratives let us know concerning the societies which create them – how a lot is background distorted which will the minds of these who're taught it?

    Use and Abuse of History appeals to anyone with a common drawn to history.

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  • Media Archaeologies, Micro-Archives and Storytelling: by Martin Pogačar

    By Martin Pogačar

    This e-book argues that at the present time we are living within the tradition of the previous that delimits our global and configures our prospects. It explores how the prior invades our offers and investigates the affective makes use of of the prior within the more and more elusive current. Remembering and forgetting are a part of way of life, pop culture, politics, ideologies and mythologies. during the ever-present electronic media, the methods contributors and collectivities re-presence their pasts and the way they consider the current and the longer term have passed through major adjustments.  The e-book specializes in affective micro-archives of the stories of the socialist Yugoslavia and investigates their building as a part of the media archaeological practices. the writer additional argues that those affective practices current the way to reassemble the old and relegitimize person biographies which disintegrated besides the rustic in 1991. 

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  • Reading Herodotus: A Guided Tour through the Wild Boars, by Debra Hamel

    By Debra Hamel

    Debra Hamel’s publication is a full of life creation to The background of the Persian Wars, Herodotus's account of Persia's enlargement lower than 4 kings—Cyrus, Cambyses, Darius, and Xerxes—and its eventual collision with the city-states of Greece.

    The History could be a lengthy slog for contemporary readers, however it is stuffed with salacious stories approximately intercourse, violent loss of life, divine prophecies, and cannibals. Following the constitution of the unique paintings, Hamel leads the reader via a colourful journey of the imperative tales that compose The History. She highlights the extra fascinating and significant elements of the tale whereas supplying readers who're new to Herodotus with the history details essential to enjoy the author’s wide-ranging material. without delay educational and cheeky, the adventure of this e-book is like analyzing Herodotus whereas concurrently consulting a heritage of Greece and a scholarly remark at the text.

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  • Contingentia: Transformationen des Zufalls (Transformationen by Hartmut Böhme,Werner Röcke,Ulrike C. A. Stephan

    By Hartmut Böhme,Werner Röcke,Ulrike C. A. Stephan

    Die zentrale Frage des Bandes lautet, used to be es bedeutet, wenn eine Handlung als nicht unmöglich, aber auch als nicht notwendig anzusehen ist. Das Transformationskonzept wurde bisher nahezu ausschließlich von den Akteuren und ihren Intentionen her gedacht, die als Ausgangspunkt und Grundlage historischen Sinns und möglicher Ordnungen des Wandels angesehen wurden. Demgegenüber wurden Zufälle lediglich als Symptome eines mangelnden Wissens verstanden, denen ein eigenständiges Handlungspotenzial nicht zukommt. Im Gegensatz dazu wird in dem Band erkundet, - ob und in welcher Weise Transformationen von Zufallsfunden, unbeabsichtigten Nebenfolgen oder überraschenden Wendungen bestimmt sind, -welchen Transformationen die contingentia selbst unterliegt, die in ihrer Verbildlichung (als Tyche, Fortuna u. a.), aber auch in ihrer historischen Semantik in Theologie und Philosophie seit der Antike bis in die jüngste Gegenwart bemerkenswerten Veränderungen unterlag, -welcher spezifische Umgang mit Kontingenz in sozialen und politischen Prozessen, aber auch in Literatur und Kunst zu beobachten ist. Von besonderem Interesse ist dabei die Unterscheidung von Risiko und Gefahr (Luhmann).

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  • The Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Philosophy (Bloomsbury by Barry Dainton,Howard Robinson

    By Barry Dainton,Howard Robinson

    Surveying the background, most modern advancements and power destiny instructions of latest analytic philosophy, this can be a necessary one-volume reference consultant for all these workingin the sector. The Continuum better half to Analytic Philosophy brings jointly a group of across the world well known students to discover all of the significant components of inquiry, key innovations and most vital thinkers within the analytic tradition.

    Topics lined comprise:
    The origins of analytic philosophy, from Frege and Russell to Wittgenstein and beyond
    Philosophy of brain from early advancements to the newest contributions of neuroscience
    views in ethical and political philosophy
    modern Metaphysics, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science
    the newest pondering on unfastened will and private identity
    The Continuum better half to Analytic Philosophy additionally encompasses a ancient chronology and a whole consultant to extra analyzing and to be had assets, making this a useful library or laptop reference consultant for an individual operating within the self-discipline today.
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  • Architects of World History: Researching the Global Past by Kenneth R. Curtis,Jerry H. Bentley

    By Kenneth R. Curtis,Jerry H. Bentley

    Architects of worldwide History provides an leading edge number of unique essays through best students linked to global heritage, searching through highbrow autobiography the tips, demanding situations, and inspirations which are shaping the field

    • Features unique, obtainable contributions from pioneering students within the field
    • Offers insights into the method of constructing a practicable international heritage examine subject and the adventure lifestyles as a global historian.
    • Points to methodological demanding situations; the scholar’s present learn schedule in terms of the advance of worldwide historical past; and destiny instructions expected for key components inside international history
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