The rich : from slaves to super yachts : a 2000-year history by John Kampfner

By John Kampfner

From the Roman Republic to Roman Abramovich, a tiny variety of the super-rich have held sway over the economics and politics in their eras. How they made their cash - via ability, success or ruthless choice - turns into beside the point as soon as they have reached the head. The items of wish can have replaced, however the ideas have stayed an analogous. For the slaves, concubines, gold and castles of historic and medieval instances, learn deepest jets, vacation islands and soccer golf equipment. Does the beginning of the twenty-first century mark a turning element or does historical past express us that the richest 0.01 in line with cent will constantly triumph? From striking stories of Norman knights, Malian kings and Spanish conquistadores to present-day sheikhs, net giants, oligarchs and bankers, this can be the compelling tale of the increase and upward thrust of the very prosperous worldwide over the last thousand years.

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Studies on Collingwood, History and Civilization by Jan van der Dussen

By Jan van der Dussen

This quantity is split into 3 components. the 1st explores quite a few points of Collingwood’s philosophy of background, delivering a follow-up to issues mentioned within the author’s revised variation of heritage as a technology. The Philosophy of R.G. Collingwood(Springer, 2012). After a common advent to Collingwood’s philosophy of historical past, his manuscript the foundations of background of 1939 is mentioned. This manuscript used to be thought of ‘lost’ for a while yet has been rediscovered in 1995. different subject matters handled are Collingwood’s philosophy of historical past within the yr of his An Autobiography(1939), the philosophical context of his re-enactment concept, his perspectives at the notions of approach, development, and civilization, in addition to his strange declare that historical past is a technology. the subsequent 4 essays of the second one half take care of a number of features on the subject of the learn of historical past and historiography. As regards the latter topic, cognizance is paid to the works of Herodotus and Toynbee, who correspond in having a large scope and having been lower than debate. With admire to the research of heritage, the the most important idea of facts is addressed, whereas a serious appraisal is made up of the best way the assumption of a 'real' earlier is handled by means of Ankersmit. The 3rd a part of the amount discusses matters regarding Western civilization and tradition, and subject matters which are of world relevance. either are handled from a old and philosophical standpoint. the 1st essays concentrate on the rupture that happened in Europe because the finish of the eighteenth century as regards the connection among previous, current, and destiny, leading to a lack of old recognition, and emotions of disorientation and obstacle. The final 3 essays handle the worldwide problems with the accountability for destiny generations and common human rights, in addition to the extra basic topic of the connection among the West and the non-Western world.

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Memorias del regente Heredia by José Francisco Heredia

By José Francisco Heredia

"El personaje es conocido en Venezuela por los angeles impecable biografía que de él publicó en 1947, Don Mario Briceño Iragorry —y parte también del fondo editorial de l. a. Academia Nacional de los angeles Historia (vol. 181)— con el sugestivo título de El Regente Heredia o l. a. piedad heroica’’. Sus memorias, las del Regente Heredia, las de José Francisco Heredia, que fuera Oidor de los angeles Audiencia de Caracas en 1809. De esa contrafígura de Don Domingo de Monteverde, es l. a. autoría primera de estas Memorias, escritas en Cuba (entre 1817-1819) desde los angeles derrota y poco antes de su muerte (México, 1820).
Blas Bruni Celli nos señala, en el prólogo, el avatar de los manuscritos y sus diversas ediciones. El manuscrito que ha manejado los angeles Academia varía en el título e incluye textos y notas inexplicablemente ausentes en l. a. edición de Pyñero (1895). El lector tendrá en este libro un interesante fabric para los angeles mejor comprensión de ese período histórico y el testimonio de un hombre y sus dificultades para administrar los angeles justicia.

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Historische Kriminalitätsforschung by Gerd Schwerhoff

By Gerd Schwerhoff

Gewaltrituale, organisiertes Verbrechen oder verbotene Sexualität - kaum etwas charakterisiert eine Gesellschaft anschaulicher als das, was once sie als abweichendes Verhalten definiert. Folgerichtig beschäftigt sich die Geschichtswissenschaft zusehends intensiver mit den typischen Erscheinungsformen von Kriminalität und ihrem Wandel in verschiedenen Epochen. Gerd Schwerhoff vermittelt in diesem Band die zentralen Fragestellungen, Methoden und Theorien der historischen Kriminalitätsforschung. Er skizziert die wichtigsten Deliktfelder vom Mittelalter bis in die neueste Zeit sowie das breite Spektrum möglicher Sanktionen und zeigt, welche Quellen wie genutzt werden können.

Der Band gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über die Geschichte der Kriminalität und ihre Erforschung.

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Hiera Messeniaka: la storia religiosa della Messenia by Maddalena Luisa Zunino

By Maddalena Luisa Zunino

Parlare della storia messenica significa evocare, fatalmente, los angeles vicenda del popolo ebraico l. a. diaspora, l'agognato ritorno nella terra dei padri. Quella precisa identità culturale che è tuttavia riconosciuta facilmente ai figli di Sion, è si direbbe, altrettanto facilmente negata ai Messeni. Tre ininterrotti secoli di sottomissione alla potente Sparta, durante i quali los angeles storia, in Messenia, si esaurisce in alcuni tentativi di ribellione all'invasore, appaiono evidentemente un pace troppo lungo in line with aver consentito una reale preservazione della propria identità e della propria cultura. Quello che consistent withò sembrava un tentativo votato al fallimento (ricongiungere fra loro los angeles Messenia libera dell'età micenea e oscura con los angeles Messenia liberata da Epaminonda) si rivela, nell'arco di queste pagine, impresa possibile; e l. a. cosiddetta "deculturazione" dei Messeni ci appare piuttosto un'identità culturale sommersa e silenziosa, quasi racchiusa in un bozzolo, che attende soltanto il momento di riaprirsi alla storia.

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