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The Matteotti Murder and Mussolini: The Anatomy of a Fascist Crime

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The Matteotti Murder and Mussolini: The Anatomy of a Fascist Crime

The Matteotti Murder and Mussolini: The Anatomy of a Fascist Crime by Mauro Canali
English | PDF EPUB (True) | 2024 | 255 Pages | ISBN : 3031414705 | 18.1 MB

This much-awarded work by one of Italy’s most esteemed historians of fascism, Mauro Canali, is now available in English translation. Based on a wealth of previously unavailable judicial and archival material, it sheds light on how fascism exercised power through violence and corruption from the very beginning. The book reveals the motives that led Mussolini to order the kidnapping and murder of Socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti in 1924, a turning point in Mussolini’s grasp of total power in Italy. Canali further explores the corrupt dealings between the Mussolini family and the American Sinclair Oil Company that Matteotti had intended to denounce in the Italian parliament the day after his death.

The Freaks Came Out to Write: The Definitive History of The Village Voice, the Radical Paper That Changed American Culture

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The Freaks Came Out to Write: The Definitive History of The Village Voice, the Radical Paper That Changed American Culture

The Freaks Came Out to Write: The Definitive History of The Village Voice, the Radical Paper That Changed American Culture by Tricia Romano
English | February 27, 2024 | ISBN: 1541736397 | True EPUB | 608 pages | 11.4 MB

Investigating Forty Years of French Politics Through Value Changes

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Investigating Forty Years of French Politics Through Value Changes

Investigating Forty Years of French Politics Through Value Changes by Céline Belot, Pierre Bréchon, Frédéric Gonthier
English | PDF (True) | 2024 | 246 Pages | ISBN : 3031469577 | 11.9 MB

This book argues for an approach based on values when trying to make sense of shifts and changes that occurred in French politics during the last four decades. Values play a pivotal role in structuring political views and policy preferences. They influence citizens’ attitudes and behaviours as well as reflect long-lasting political cultures and cleavages. After presenting the data collected within the European values studies, on which the six contributions included in this book build, we explain how these contributions highlight some major French political dynamics by scrutinizing key driving forces such as the individualization process, generational replacement or ideological consistency in economic and cultural beliefs, and by re-assessing how attitudes toward democracy, religiosity and nationalism shape political attitudes. Challenging dominant narratives of value crisis, this book sets up an agenda for future research on French politics through the lens of value change.

Under the Counter: Britain's Trade in Hardcore Pornographic 8mm Films

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Under the Counter: Britain's Trade in Hardcore Pornographic 8mm Films

Under the Counter: Britain's Trade in Hardcore Pornographic 8mm Films (BCMCR New Directions in Media and Cultural Research) by Oliver Carter
English | February 22, 2023 | ISBN: 1789386586, 1789386640 | True EPUB | 300 pages | 14.9 MB

Spirals and Vortices: In Culture, Nature, and Science (Repost)

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Spirals and Vortices: In Culture, Nature, and Science (Repost)

Spirals and Vortices: In Culture, Nature, and Science by Kinko Tsuji, Stefan C. Müller
English | EPUB (True) | 2019 | 296 Pages | ISBN : 3030057976 | 176.1 MB

This richly illustrated book explores the fascinating and ubiquitous occurrence of spirals and vortices in human culture and in nature. Spiral forms have been used as elements in the arts for thousands of years, whereas their role in nature and science – from DNA and sea shells to galaxies – is still a topic of investigation in numerous fields. Following an introduction to the cultural history of spiral forms, the book presents contributions from leading experts, who describe the origins, mechanisms and dynamics of spirals and vortices in their special fields. As a whole the book provides a valuable source of information, while also taking the reader on an aesthetic and scientific journey through the world of spiral forms.

Pet Revolution: Animals and the Making of Modern British Life

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Pet Revolution: Animals and the Making of Modern British Life

Pet Revolution: Animals and the Making of Modern British Life by Julie-Marie Strange, Jane Hamlett
English | March 1, 2023 | ISBN: 1789146860 | True PDF | 256 pages | 10.2 MB

All About Chinese Culture: An Illustrated Story of China in 10 Cultural Relics (Repost)

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All About Chinese Culture: An Illustrated Story of China in 10 Cultural Relics (Repost)

All About Chinese Culture: An Illustrated Story of China in 10 Cultural Relics by The Chinese Academy of History
English | EPUB (True) | 2023 | 338 Pages | ISBN : 9819934508 | 150.5 MB

This book invites senior experts and scholars from the fields of Chinese archaeology and history to describe ten influential “national treasure-level” cultural antiquities. Spanning from the Neolithic Age to modernity and with content ranging from the origin of civilizations to the red cultural relics, the book covers cultural antiquities, including: the Clay Figurine, the Painted Pottery Plate with Coiling Long Pattern (from the Neolithic Period), the Turquoise-inlaid and Long-shaped Bronze Object (of the Xia Dynasty), the Ivory Goblet Inlaid with Turquoise (of the Shang Dynasty), the He Zun (Ritual Wine Vessel), the Ox-shaped Zun (Wine Vessel), the Arm Protector with Animal and Clouds (and embroidered with the Chinese characters meaning “five stars appear in the East, which is a sign of Chinese victory over the Qiang”), the Beast-head-shaped Agate Cup (of the Tang Dynasty), the Imperial Gilt Gold Mesh Crown with Two Upright Wings (of the Ming Dynasty), etc. The text features not only scientific rigor but is also enjoyable to read and thought-provoking.

Women’s Private Practices of Knowledge Production in Early Modern Europe

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Women’s Private Practices of Knowledge Production in Early Modern Europe

Women’s Private Practices of Knowledge Production in Early Modern Europe by Natacha Klein Käfer, Natália da Silva Perez
English | PDF EPUB (True) | 2023 | 150 Pages | ISBN : 3031447301 | 14.8 MB

This book explores knowledge practices by five women from different European contexts. Contributors document, analyze, and discuss how women employed practices of privacy to pursue knowledge that did not necessarily conform with the curriculum prescribed for them. The practices of Jane Lumley in England, Camila Herculiana in Padua, Victorine de Chastenay in Paris, as well as Elisabeth Sophie Marie and Philippine Charlotte in Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, will help us to exemplify the delicate balance between audacity and obedience that women had to employ to be able to explore science, literature, philosophy, theology, and other types of learned activities. Cases range from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century, presenting continuities and discontinuities across temporal and geographical lines of the strategies that women used to protect their knowledge production and retain intact their reputations as good Christian daughters, wives, and mothers. Taken together, the essays show how having access to privacy—the ability to regulate access to themselves while studying and learning—was a crucial condition for the success of the knowledge activities these women pursued.

Defending French in Flanders, 1873–1974: Between Liberty and Identity

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Defending French in Flanders, 1873–1974: Between Liberty and Identity

Defending French in Flanders, 1873–1974: Between Liberty and Identity by David J. Hensley
English | PDF EPUB (True) | 2023 | 371 Pages | ISBN : 3031109163 | 7.8 MB

This book examines the efforts of the French-speaking minority in Flanders, Belgium, to maintain a legal and social presence of the French language in Flemish public life. Chronologically, the study is bookended by two developments, almost exactly a century apart. In 1873, the first laws were passed which required the use of Dutch in some aspects of public administration in Flanders, challenging the de facto use of French among the Flemish ruling class. One hundred and one years later, the last French daily newspaper in Flanders collapsed, marking the end of a once-vibrant French-language public sphere in Flanders. The author contends that the methods and arguments by which French speakers defended the role of French in Flemish public life changed along with the social and political situation of this minority. As the Flemish movement grew over the course of the twentieth century, French speakers’ appeals to the “free choice” of language lost traction, and they put forward claims that they represented an ethnolinguistic minority who deserved protection for their mother tongue. Providing new insights for scholars of European history, and in conversation with the literature on liberalism, national identity, and Francophonie, this book demonstrates how the debate over the role of French in Flanders was at the center of Belgium’s ethnolinguistic conflict – the repercussions of which continue to be felt to this day.

Facing up to the History of Emotions

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Facing up to the History of Emotions

Facing up to the History of Emotions by Stephanie Downes, Stephanie Trigg
English | PDF (True) | 2023 | 138 Pages | ISBN : 3031464125 | 12.4 MB

This book brings together several strands of medieval and medievalist work in the history of emotions, with a focus on literary, historical and cinema studies. It asks how we may best ‘face up’ to work that has been done already in these fields, and speculates about work that might yet be done, especially by medievalists working across medieval and postmedieval sources. In the idiom ‘facing up,’ its editors evoke the impulse to assess and realize the place of medieval studies in the burgeoning field of emotions research. Conceptually, psychologically, and artistically, the face is perceived as being at the forefront of many human interactions and emotional practices – as such, the face is not only a powerful conceptual site for theorizing human relationships, past and present, or a site for the representation of emotion: it is itself a catalyst for feeling. As such, the contributions gathered here provide a cutting-edge reflection on the history of medieval emotions.

Premodern Plants

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Premodern Plants

Premodern Plants by Vin Nardizzi
English | PDF (True) | 2023 | 125 Pages | ISBN : 3031464087 | 7.6 MB

This book gathers essays on premodern plants, considering the position of critical plant studies in relation to medieval studies. Contributions cover topics including the significance of the daisy in the two Prologues to Chaucer's Legend of Good Women; naming in premodern herbals; gathering prayers; vegetal decay in the prose romance Perceforest; the futurity of plants as they ripen and then rot; and vegetal life in libertine science and literature from the seventeenth century. Taken together, they provide a thoughtful reflection on premodern plants.

Our Sea of Islands: New Approaches to British Insularity in the Late Middle Ages

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Our Sea of Islands: New Approaches to British Insularity in the Late Middle Ages

Our Sea of Islands: New Approaches to British Insularity in the Late Middle Ages by Matthew Boyd Goldie, Sebastian Sobecki
English | PDF (True) | 2023 | 115 Pages | ISBN : 3031464044 | 8.7 MB

This book considers how to conceive of the group of islands known in our time as the British Isles in the Late Middle Ages. Was the archipelago considered one geographical unit? Was it an it, or were the islands a they? Singular or plural? Contributions consider possible paths to thinking about late-medieval archipelagism, and in doing so, highlight the inconsistencies and contradictions in medieval (and modern) conceptions of the region.

Cursing, Crisis and Customary Knowledge in Early Modern English Townships

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Cursing, Crisis and Customary Knowledge in Early Modern English Townships

Cursing, Crisis and Customary Knowledge in Early Modern English Townships by Karen O'Brien
English | PDF EPUB (True) | 2023 | 282 Pages | ISBN : 3031440447 | 4.8 MB

This book provides a historical and socio-legal investigation into the prevalence of litigation arising from cursing and interpersonal hostility in the under-explored region of Northwest England during a period of acute socio-economic crisis in the seventeenth century. Contributing to the scholarship of magic and witchcraft, it shows the complex circumstances of the world of healing and harming using customary knowledge such as magic and folk medicine as it is variously presented in the documents of the legal system. While primary sources such as pamphlets have usefully informed numerous witchcraft studies, this book establishes popular belief derived from the depositions, interrogatories and various other manuscripts of the manorial, ecclesiastical and secular courts positioned within a micro historical early modern context.

Landscape, Association, Empire: Imagining Van Diemen’s Land

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Landscape, Association, Empire: Imagining Van Diemen’s Land

Landscape, Association, Empire: Imagining Van Diemen’s Land by Philip Hutch , Elaine Stratford
English | PDF EPUB (True) | 2023 | 236 Pages | ISBN : 9819954185 | 62 MB

This book tells a compelling story about invasion, settler colonialism, and an emergent sense of identity in place, as seen through topographical and landscape images by seven fascinating artists. Their ways of imagining the Vandemonian landscape are part of a much larger story about how aesthetic forces shaped empire and colony, place and migration, and people’s lives. They remain intriguing through-lines of global significance and local meaning.

Close-up on Sunset Boulevard: Billy Wilder, Norma Desmond, and the Dark Hollywood Dream

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Close-up on Sunset Boulevard: Billy Wilder, Norma Desmond, and the Dark Hollywood Dream

Close-up on Sunset Boulevard: Billy Wilder, Norma Desmond, and the Dark Hollywood Dream by Sam Staggs
English | April 1, 2002 | ISBN: 031227453X, 0312302541 | True EPUB | 320 pages | 0.4 MB