Historical Dictionary of the Ottoman Empire

Encyclopedia, Dictionary

Selcuk Aksin Somel, “Historical Dictionary of the Ottoman Empire (Historical Dictionaries of Ancient Civilizations and Historical Eras)”
Native Americans in the Movies : Portrayals From Silent Films to the Present
Alena Ledeneva, “The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, Volume II: Understanding Social and Cultural Complexity”
Alena Ledeneva, “The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, Volume I: Towards Understanding of Social and Cultural Complexity”
How Good is Your Grammar?: 100 quiz questions – The ultimate test to bring you up to scratch by John Sutherland

Selcuk Aksin Somel, “Historical Dictionary of the Ottoman Empire (Historical Dictionaries of Ancient Civilizations and Historical Eras)”

ASIN: B00CLP1PYC, ISBN: 0810843323 | 2003 | EPUB/AZW3 | 512 pages | 3 MB/1 MB

The Ottoman Empire was the last great Muslim political entity, emerging in the later Middle Ages and continuing its existence until the early 20th century and the creation of the modern state of Turkey. Here you will find an in-depth treatise covering the political social, and economic history of the Ottoman Empire, the last member of the lineage of the Near Eastern and Mediterranean empires and the only one that reached the modern times both in terms of internal structure and world history. Key Features: o Historical maps o A detailed chronology o A list of Ottoman sultans and grand viziers o A dictionary consisting of 781 entries o An analytical bibliography o Details where original Turkish documents can be located

Native Americans in the Movies : Portrayals From Silent Films to the Present

English | 2016 | ISBN: 1442240016 | 464 Pages | PDF | 3.8 MB

Since the early days of the silent era, Native Americans have been captured on film, often in unflattering ways. Over the decades, some filmmakers have tried to portray the Native American on screen with more balanced interpretations—to varying degrees of success. More recent films such as The New World, Flags of Our Fathers, and Frozen River have offered depictions of both historical and contemporary Native Americans, providing viewers with a range of representations.
In Native Americans in the Movies: Portrayals from Silent Films to the Present, Michael Hilger surveys more than a century of cinema. Drawing upon his previous work, From Savage to Nobleman, Hilger presents a thorough revision of the earlier volume. The introductory material has not only been revised with updated information and examples but also adds discussions of representative films produced since the mid-1990s. Now organized alphabetically, the entries on individual films cover all relevant works made over the past century, and each entry contains much more information than those in the earlier book. Details include
– film summary
– nation represented
– image portrayal
– production details
– DVD availability

Many of the entries also contain comments from film critics to indicate how the movies were regarded at the time of their theatrical release. Supplemented by appendixes of image portrayals, representations of nations, and a list of made-for-television movies, this volume offers readers a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of hundreds of films in which Native American characters have appeared on the big screen. As such, Native Americans in the Movies will appeal not only to scholars of media, ethnic studies, and history but also to anyone interested in the portrayal of Native Americans in cinema.

Alena Ledeneva, “The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, Volume II: Understanding Social and Cultural Complexity”

2018 | ISBN-10: 1787351912, 1787351904 | 568 pages | PDF | 15 MB

Broadly defined as “ways of getting things done,” the invisible yet powerful concepts of “informal practices” tend to escape articulation in official discourse. These practices include emotion-driven exchanges of gifts or favours and tributes for services, interest-driven know-how (from informal welfare to informal employment), identity-driven practices of solidarity, and power-driven forms of co-optation and control. Yet, the possible paradox of the indiscernibility of these informal practices is their ubiquity. Alena Ledeneva’s wholly unique two-volume work collaborates with over two hundred scholars across five continents, illustrating how informal practices are deeply embedded across the globe yet still remain underestimated in policy-making procedures.

Alena Ledeneva, “The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, Volume I: Towards Understanding of Social and Cultural Complexity”

2018 | ISBN-10: 1911307886, 1911307894 | 452 pages | PDF | 10 MB

Broadly defined as “ways of getting things done,” the invisible yet powerful concepts of “informal practices” tend to escape articulation in official discourse. These practices include emotion-driven exchanges of gifts or favours and tributes for services, interest-driven know-how (from informal welfare to informal employment), identity-driven practices of solidarity, and power-driven forms of co-optation and control. Yet, the possible paradox of the indiscernibility of these informal practices is their ubiquity. Alena Ledeneva’s wholly unique two-volume work collaborates with over two hundred scholars across five continents, illustrating how informal practices are deeply embedded across the globe yet still remain underestimated in policy-making procedures.

How Good is Your Grammar?: 100 quiz questions – The ultimate test to bring you up to scratch by John Sutherland

English | October 1st, 2015 | ASIN: B015HAXZH2, ISBN: 1780722575, 1780722850 | 192 pages | EPUB | 0.37 MB

John Sutherland, one of Britain’s most celebrated professors of English literature, is here to test, stretch, amuse and instruct you with his definitive quiz on all things grammatical.Why do purists insist that ‘television’ is wrong while ‘telephone’ is correct?
Was Bill Clinton taking risks with language as well as his presidency when he declared, ‘I did not have sexual relations with that woman’? And can the use of ‘ain’t’ ever be defended, especially when there’s no sunshine when she’s gone? This is neither a rule book nor a primer but a rollercoaster ride through the mysteries and magic of the world’s greatest language.