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The History of British Women’s Writing, 1945-1975: Volume Nine by Clare Hanson, Susan Watkins
R. Kanet, “Russia: Re-Emerging Great Power”
Robert W. Patch, “Maya Revolt and Revolution in the Eighteenth Century (Latin American Realities)”
Ghost Empire: A Journey to the Legendary Constantinople by Richard Fidler
David A. Fiensy, Ralph K. Hawkins, “The Galilean Economy in the Time of Jesus”

The History of British Women’s Writing, 1945-1975: Volume Nine by Clare Hanson, Susan Watkins

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1137477350 | 305 Pages | PDF | 9.2 MB

This volume reshapes our understanding of British literary culture from 1945-1975 by exploring the richness and diversity of women’s writing of this period. Essays by leading scholars reveal the range and intensity of women writers’ engagement with post-war transformations including the founding of the Welfare State, the gradual liberalization of attitudes to gender and sexuality and the reconfiguration of Britain and the empire in the context of the Cold War. Attending closely to the politics of form, the sixteen essays range across ‘literary’, ‘middlebrow’ and ‘popular’ genres, including espionage thrillers and historical fiction, children’s literature and science fiction, as well as poetry, drama and journalism. They examine issues including realism and experimentalism, education, class and politics, the emergence of ‘second-wave’ feminism, responses to the Holocaust and mass migration and diaspora. The volume offers an exciting reassessment of women’s writing at a time of radical social change and rapid cultural expansion.

R. Kanet, “Russia: Re-Emerging Great Power”

English | 2007 | ISBN: 0230543049 | PDF | pages: 242 | 0.9 mb

The authors argue that Vladimir Putin and his advisors are committed to re-establishing Russia as a great power and that the existence of nuclear weapons and the revival of the Russian economy have provided the foundations for an expanded Russian role in global affairs.

Robert W. Patch, “Maya Revolt and Revolution in the Eighteenth Century (Latin American Realities)”

ISBN: 0765604116, 0765604124 | 2002 | EPUB | 270 pages | 8 MB

Records of revolts, rebellions, and revolutions provide insight into the nature of the Maya in the colonial period. This book presents five case studies – four in Guatemala and one in Yucatan, Mexico – of eighteenth-century Maya acts of violent resistance to colonialism, and, in the process, reveals a great deal about indigenous culture, social structure, politics, economics, lineage, and gender. The author carefully analyzes the causes of, participation in, and resolution of each uprising, explaining the different political, economic, and cultural catalysts, and the scope and outcome of each conflict. Through such detailed narratives, the reader not only learns about the reality of colonialism but also encounters the flesh-and-blood, real-life individuals and groups who resisted, counteracted, circumvented, and defied the Spaniards. These stories reveal the drama, tragedy, and even comedy of the history of ordinary people and everyday life at the time.

Ghost Empire: A Journey to the Legendary Constantinople by Richard Fidler

English | September 5th, 2017 | ISBN: 16817751151 | 520 pages | EPUB | 29.31 MB

Ghost Empire is a rare treasure―an utterly captivating blend of the historical and the contemporary, narrated by a master storyteller. The story is a revelation: a beautifully written ode to a lost civilization combined with a warmly observed father-son adventure far from home.
In 2014, Richard Fidler and his son Joe made a journey to Istanbul. Fired by Richard’s passion for the rich history of the dazzling Byzantine Empire―centered around the legendary Constantinople―we are swept into some of the most extraordinary tales in history. The clash of civilizations, the fall of empires, the rise of Christianity, revenge, lust, murder. Turbulent stories from the past are brought vividly to life at the same time as a father navigates the unfolding changes in his relationship with his son. Illustrated throughout with B&W photographs and maps

David A. Fiensy, Ralph K. Hawkins, “The Galilean Economy in the Time of Jesus”

2013 | pages: 210 | ISBN: 1589837576 | PDF | 5,1 mb

In order to provide an up-to-date report and analysis of the economic conditions of first-century C.E. Galilee, this collection surveys recent archaeological excavations (Sepphoris, Yodefat, Magdala, and Khirbet Qana) and reviews results from older excavations (Capernaum). It also offers both interpretation of the excavations for economic questions and lays out the parameters of the current debate on the standard of living of the ancient Galileans. The essays included, by archaeologists as well as biblical scholars, have been drawn from the perspective of archaeology or the social sciences. The volume thus represents a broad spectrum of views on this timely and often hotly debated issue. The contributors are Mordechai Aviam, David A. Fiensy, Ralph K. Hawkins, Sharon Lea Mattila, Tom McCollough, and Douglas Oakman.