80 books for genre «Books ~~ History~~ Historical Geography»

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A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With well over 200 million copies sold, it ranks among the most famous works in the history of fictional literature. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events. The most notable areCharles Darnay and Sydney Carton. Darnay is a former French aristocrat who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution despite his virtuous nature, and Carton is a dissipated English barrister who endeavors to redeem his ill-­spent life out of his unrequited love for Darnay's wife. The 45-­chapter . . .

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Racconto storico di viaggio che narra le avventure vissute intorno al globo dal mercante ed esploratore veneziano Marco Polo.

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Tese de Mestrado na Universidade de Évora em Arquivos, Bibliotecas e Ciências da Informação - ramo bibliotecas.

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Sealand, Tavolara, Seborga, Redonda, Waveland, Hutt River... Piccole Nazioni che nessuno conosce. E poi la drammatica storia di Minerva, di Lundy, della repubblica esperanta dell'Isola delle Rose... Una storia in piccolo, ma pur sempre grande storia. Il primo ed inimitabile trattato sulle micronazioni!

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Journey Deeper into the Mystery of the sacred places of Aotearoa (New Zealand) with Gary Cook. as he takes you on an inspiring pilgrimage through the awesome landscapes of this land to twelve sacred sites in Aotearoa. Share his adventures and findings - natural and supernatural - along the way as he bears three gifts to each site. This book may well inspire you to go on your own nature pilgrimage.

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Mary Adelaide Walker, was a British painter who lived and worked in Istanbul, Turkey from 1856 to 1904. She toured various parts of the Balkans, including Crete (second half of the 19th century). Walker was an experienced painter-­designer, specialized in book illustration.

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The real Nile isn't white or blue or even green. It's red. For a few days in early summer when the Blue Nile in full flood meets the White Nile in Sudan, the river runs blood red. It is a magical metaphor for the world's greatest river: a river of blood, life, death and adventure.

So much begins on the banks of the Nile: all religion, all life, all stories, the script we write in, the language we speak, the gods, the legends and the names of stars. This mighty river that flows through a quarter of all Africa has been history's greatest and most sustained creator.

In this dazzling, idiosyncratic journey from ancient times to the Arab Spring, Robert Twigger weaves a Nile narrative like no other. Along the way we meet crocodiles and caliphs, nineteenth-­century adventurers and twentieth-­century novelists, biblical prophets and classical lovers, dam-­builders and crusaders. As he navigates a meandering course through the history of the world's greatest river, he plucks the most . . .

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People around the world are confused and concerned. Is it a sign of strength or of weakness that the US has suddenly shifted from a politics of consensus to one of coercion on the world stage? What was really at stake in the war on Iraq? Was it all about oil and, if not, what else was involved? What role has a sagging economy played in pushing the US into foreign adventurism and what difference does it make that neo-­conservatives rather than neo-­liberals are now in power? Whatexactly is the relationship between US militarism abroad and domestic politics?­These are the questions taken up in this compelling and original book. Closely argued but clearly written, 'The New Imperialism' builds a conceptual framework to expose the underlying forces at work behind these momentous shifts in US policies and politics. The compulsions behind the projection of US power on the world as a 'new imperialism' are here, for the first time, laid bare for all to see.­This new paperback edition contains . . .

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The world’s walls are supposed to be coming down. We speak of globalization, international markets and global villages; barriers to trade keep falling, and it is now possible to communicate instantly from nearly anywhere in the world. But just as these virtual walls come down, real walls rise. In this evocative blend of travel writing, history and politics, Marcello Di Cintio visits the world’s most disputed edges to meet those who live alongside the razor wire, concrete and steel. Along the way he shares tea with refugees on the wrong side of Morocco’s desert wall; he encounters illegal immigrants circumventing high-­tech fencing around the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla; he walks Arizona’s migrant trails, visits fenced-­in villages in India, and stands with those who protest against Israel’s security barrier to understand what these structures say about those who build them, and how they influence the cultures that they pen in. Venturing beyond politics, he encounters the . . .

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