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Splendid Monarchy Book by

Splendid Monarchy Book
  • Author :
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1996-10-01
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 9780520920989

Summary: Using ceremonials such as imperial weddings and funerals as models, T. Fujitani illustrates what visual symbols and rituals reveal about monarchy, nationalism, city planning, discipline, gender, memory, and modernity. Focusing on the Meiji Period (1868-1912), Fujitani brings recent methods of cultural history to a study of modern Japanese nationalism for the first time.

Reflections on the Revolution in France Book by Edmund Burke

Reflections on the Revolution in France Book
  • Author : Edmund Burke
  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Release Date : 2021-09-22
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN Code: 1770488308

Summary: This abridgement of Reflections on the Revolution in France preserves the dynamism of Edmund Burke’s polemic while excising a number of detail-laden passages that may be of less interest to modern readers. Brian R. Clack’s introduction offers a compelling overview of the text and explores the consistency and coherence of Burke’s views on revolution. Burke’s critique of revolutionary politics is illuminated further by the extensive supplementary materials collected in a number of themed appendices.

The Count of Monte Cristo Book by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo Book
  • Author : Alexandre Dumas
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Release Date : 1926
  • Category:
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1613104928

Summary: ÊOn the 24th of February, 1815, the look-out at Notre-Dame de la Garde signalled the three-master, thePharaonÊfrom Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples. As usual, a pilot put off immediately, and rounding the Chateau d'If, got on board the vessel between Cape Morgion and Rion island. Immediately, and according to custom, the ramparts of Fort Saint-Jean were covered with spectators; it is always an event at Marseilles for a ship to come into port, especially when this ship, like theÊPharaon, has been built, rigged, and laden at the old Phocee docks, and belongs to an owner of the city. The ship drew on and had safely passed the strait, which some volcanic shock has made between the Calasareigne and Jaros islands; had doubled Pomegue, and approached the harbor under topsails, jib, and spanker, but so slowly and sedately that the idlers, with that instinct which is the forerunner of evil, asked one another what misfortune could have happened on board. However, those experienced in navigation saw plainly that if any accident had occurred, it was not to the vessel herself, for she bore down with all the evidence of being skilfully handled, the anchor a-cockbill, the jib-boom guys already eased off, and standing by the side of the pilot, who was steering theÊPharaonÊtowards the narrow entrance of the inner port, was a young man, who, with activity and vigilant eye, watched every motion of the ship, and repeated each direction of the pilot. The vague disquietude which prevailed among the spectators had so much affected one of the crowd that he did not await the arrival of the vessel in harbor, but jumping into a small skiff, desired to be pulled alongside thePharaon, which he reached as she rounded into La Reserve basin. When the young man on board saw this person approach, he left his station by the pilot, and, hat in hand, leaned over the ship's bulwarks. He was a fine, tall, slim young fellow of eighteen or twenty, with black eyes, and hair as dark as a raven's wing; and his whole appearance bespoke that calmness and resolution peculiar to men accustomed from their cradle to contend with danger.

The Psychology of Socialism Book by Gustave Le Bon

The Psychology of Socialism Book
  • Author : Gustave Le Bon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-08
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN Code: 1351475894

Summary: First published in 1899 during a period of crisis for French democracy, The Psychology of Socialism details Le Bon's view of socialism and radicalism primarily as religious movements. The emotionalism and hysteria of the period-especially as manifested during the Dreyfuss Affair-convinced Le Bon that most political controversy is based neither on reasoned deliberation nor rational interest, but on a psychology that partakes of contatgion andhysteria. Le Bon points to the irrationality of religion and uses the religiosity of socialism to debunk socialism as an irrational movement based on hatred and jealousy.

The Philosophy of History Book by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

The Philosophy of History Book
  • Author : Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-03-06
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN Code: 0486119009

Summary: One of the great classics of Western thought develops concept that history is not chance but a rational process, operating according to the laws of evolution, and embodying the spirit of freedom.

Sophie's World Book by Jostein Gaarder

Sophie's World Book
  • Author : Jostein Gaarder
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2007-03-20
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN Code: 1466804270

Summary: One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

Considerations on Representative Government Book by John Stuart Mill

Considerations on Representative Government Book
  • Author : John Stuart Mill
  • Publisher : VM eBooks
  • Release Date : 2016-11-15
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN Code:

Summary: Those who have done me the honor of reading my previous writings will probably receive no strong impression of novelty from the present volume; for the principles are those to which I have been working up during the greater part of my life, and most of the practical suggestions have been anticipated by others or by myself. There is novelty, however, in the fact of bringing them together, and exhibiting them in their connection, and also, I believe, in much that is brought forward in their support. Several of the opinions at all events, if not new, are for the present as little likely to meet with general acceptance as if they were. It seems to me, however, from various indications, and from none more than the recent debates on Reform of Parliament, that both Conservatives and Liberals (if I may continue to call them what they still call themselves) have lost confidence in the political creeds which they nominally profess, while neither side appears to have made any progress in providing itself with a better. Yet such a better doctrine must be possible; not a mere compromise, by splitting the difference between the two, but something wider than either, which, in virtue of its superior comprehensiveness, might be adopted by either Liberal or Conservative without renouncing any thing which he really feels to be valuable in his own creed. When so many feel obscurely the want of such a doctrine, and so few even flatter themselves that they have attained it, any one may without presumption, offer what his own thoughts, and the best that he knows of those of others, are able to contribute towards its formation.

The Body of the Queen Book by Regina Schulte

The Body of the Queen Book
  • Author : Regina Schulte
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2006-04-01
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 1782386270

Summary: How many “bodies” does a queen have? What is the significance of multiple “bodies”? How has the gendered body been constructed and perceived within the context of the European courts during the course of the past five centuries? These are some of the questions addressed in this anthology, a contribution to the ongoing debate provoked by Ernst H. Kantorowicz in his seminal work from 1957, The King’s Two Bodies. On the basis of both textual self-presentations and visual representations a gradual transformation of the queen appears: A sacred/providential figure in medieval and early modern period, an ideal bourgeois wife during the late-18th and 19th Centuries, and a star-like (re-) presentation of royalty during the past century. Twentieth-century mass media has produced the celebrity and film star queens personified by the contested and enigmatic Nefertiti of ancient Egypt, the mysterious Elizabeth (Sisi) of Austria, Grace Kelly as Queen of both Hollywood and Monaco and Romy Schneider as the invented Empress.

Authority in the Modern State (Works of Harold J. Laski) Book by Harold J. Laski

Authority in the Modern State (Works of Harold J. Laski) Book
  • Author : Harold J. Laski
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-10-30
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN Code: 1317586859

Summary: As a sequel to Studies in the Problem of Sovereignty, this volume, originally published in 1919, expands Laski’s pluralist doctrine of the state, (using France as its reference) but covers rather broader ground, since its main object is to insist that the problem of sovereignty is only a special case of the problem of authority. The result is a positive, constructive analysis of politics and the theory of the state which examines the division and organisation of power, the limitations of power and the significance of freedom, the political theory of Bonald, the revival of traditionalism and the role of the Church and the Civil Service.

Discourse on the Origin of Inequality Book by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Discourse on the Origin of Inequality Book
  • Author : Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2018-03-25
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 63
  • ISBN Code: 8026885015

Summary: Rousseau first exposes in Discourse on the Origin of Inequality his conception of a human state of nature, presented as a philosophical fiction and of human perfectibility, an early idea of progress. He then explains the way, according to him, people may have established civil society, which leads him to present private property as the original source and basis of all inequality. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 – 1778) was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century, mainly active in France. His political philosophy influenced the Enlightenment across Europe, as well as aspects of the French Revolution and the overall development of modern political and educational thought.

Historical Painting Techniques, Materials, and Studio Practice Book by Arie Wallert

Historical Painting Techniques, Materials, and Studio Practice Book
  • Author : Arie Wallert
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release Date : 1995-08-24
  • Category: Art
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 0892363223

Summary: Bridging the fields of conservation, art history, and museum curating, this volume contains the principal papers from an international symposium titled "Historical Painting Techniques, Materials, and Studio Practice" at the University of Leiden in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from June 26 to 29, 1995. The symposium—designed for art historians, conservators, conservation scientists, and museum curators worldwide—was organized by the Department of Art History at the University of Leiden and the Art History Department of the Central Research Laboratory for Objects of Art and Science in Amsterdam. Twenty-five contributors representing museums and conservation institutions throughout the world provide recent research on historical painting techniques, including wall painting and polychrome sculpture. Topics cover the latest art historical research and scientific analyses of original techniques and materials, as well as historical sources, such as medieval treatises and descriptions of painting techniques in historical literature. Chapters include the painting methods of Rembrandt and Vermeer, Dutch 17th-century landscape painting, wall paintings in English churches, Chinese paintings on paper and canvas, and Tibetan thangkas. Color plates and black-and-white photographs illustrate works from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.

Roman Imperialism (Serapis Classics) Book by Tenney Frank

Roman Imperialism (Serapis Classics) Book
  • Author : Tenney Frank
  • Publisher : Serapis Classics
  • Release Date : 2017-11-12
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN Code: 3963134453

Summary: My purpose in the following pages has been to analyze, so far as the fragmentary sources permit, the precise influences that urged the Roman republic toward territorial expansion. Imperialism, as we now use the word, is generally assumed to be the national expression of the individual's "will to live." If this were always true, a simple axiom would suffice to explain every story of conquest. I venture to believe, however, that such an axiom is too frequently assumed, particularly in historical works that issue from the continent, where the overcrowding of population threatens to deprive the individual of his means of subsistance unless the united nation makes for itself "a place in the sunlight." Old-world political traditions also have taught historians to accept territorial expansion as a matter of course. For hundreds of years the church, claiming universal dominion, proclaimed the doctrine of world-empire; the monarchs of the Holy Roman Empire and of France reached out for the inheritance of ancient Rome; the dynastic families, which could hold their own in a period of such doctrine only by the possession of strong armies, naturally employed those armies in wars of expansion. It is not surprising, therefore, that continental writers, at least, should assume that the desire to possess must somehow have been the mainspring of action whether in the Spanish-American war or the Punic wars of Rome...

Condition of the Working-Class in England Book by Friedrich Engels

Condition of the Working-Class in England Book
  • Author : Friedrich Engels
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1442936916

Summary: This masterpiece by Engels reflects his views on the plight of labour classes in England. It is based on his in-depth research and parliamentary reports. In a factual and analytic manner he has voiced his support for fundamental human rights. It is an emphatic protest against the barbarianism of capitalism and industrialization. A prototypical opus!

Studies in the Problem of Sovereignty (Works of Harold J. Laski) Book by Harold J. Laski

Studies in the Problem of Sovereignty (Works of Harold J. Laski) Book
  • Author : Harold J. Laski
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-10-24
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN Code: 1317586972

Summary: An influential study of political power, originally published in 1917. Laski's theoretical ideas are elaborated through examples drawn from political and religious movements, such as the Catholic Revival and the creation of the German Empire. He concludes that the state is not a supreme entity; it is one association among many that must compete for the people's loyalty and obedience.

Metaphors of Spain Book by Javier Moreno-Luzón,Xosé M. Núñez Seixas

Metaphors of Spain Book
  • Author : Javier Moreno-Luzón,Xosé M. Núñez Seixas
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2017-02-01
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN Code: 1785334670

Summary: The history of twentieth-century Spanish nationalism is a complex one, placing a set of famously distinctive regional identities against a backdrop of religious conflict, separatist tensions, and the autocratic rule of Francisco Franco. And despite the undeniably political character of that story, cultural history can also provide essential insights into the subject. Metaphors of Spain brings together leading historians to examine Spanish nationalism through its diverse and complementary cultural artifacts, from “formal” representations such as the flag to music, bullfighting, and other more diffuse examples. Together they describe not a Spanish national “essence,” but a nationalism that is constantly evolving and accommodates multiple interpretations.