Navigating World History Historians Create a Global Past

History / Military

Patrick Manning, “Navigating World History: Historians Create a Global Past”
L. Roper, “Conceiving Carolina: Proprietors, Planters, and Plots, 1662–1729”
New Horizons: The Art of Wandering by Shirin Sahba
The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
Canada’s Navy, 2nd Edition: The First Century by Marc Milner

Patrick Manning, “Navigating World History: Historians Create a Global Past”

2003 | pages: 427 | ISBN: 1403961190 | PDF | 2,3 mb

World history has expanded dramatically in recent years, primarily as a teaching field, and increasingly as a research field. Growing numbers of teachers and Ph.Ds in history are required to teach the subject. They must be current on topics from human evolution to industrial development in Song-dynasty China to today’s disease patterns – and then link these disparate topics into a coherent course. Numerous textbooks in print and in preparation summarize the field of world history at an introductory level. But good teaching also requires advanced training for teachers, and access to a stream of new research from scholars trained as world historians. In this book, Patrick Manning provides the first comprehensive overview of the academic field of world history. He reviews patterns of research and debate, and proposes guidelines for study by teachers and by researchers in world history.

L. Roper, “Conceiving Carolina: Proprietors, Planters, and Plots, 1662–1729”

2004 | pages: 217 | ISBN: 1349528366 | PDF | 1,0 mb

Written from a transatlantic perspective and based largely on primary sources, Conceiving Carolina provides the first systematic treatment of the colonization of South Carolina in over a century. It argues that the political culture that developed in the colony amounted to an extension of the political life in early modern England. Provincial politics, in turn, shaped social developments, notably the emergence of a slave society. Thus, the book calls into question the notion of the inherent distinction and modernity of colonial British America.

New Horizons: The Art of Wandering by Shirin Sahba

English | May 1st, 2018 | ISBN: 1452160457 | 120 Pages | EPUB | 17.08 MB

This vibrant and entrancing book invites readers on a journey around the world. Artist and globetrotter Shirin Sahba celebrates the diversity of people, places, and traditions, and revels in the joy of the journey itself. In exquisitely detailed paintings, she captures fleeting moments and small treasures—a brightly colored sari fluttering in the breeze, a mother and child enjoying gelatos on a hot Italian day, the mesmerizing pattern of an antique Chinese carpet.
Along the way, the artist shares reflections, inspirations, and stories, immersing readers in each new landscape. This ebook is perfect for nomads, graduates, retirees, or anyone setting off in search of their own new horizons.

The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

2018 | ISBN: 0198701772 | English | 144 pages | EPUB | 1 MB

Cinema was the first, and is arguably still the greatest, of the industrialized art forms that came to dominate the cultural life of the twentieth century. Today, it continues to adapt and grow as new technologies and viewing platforms become available, and remains an integral cultural and aesthetic entertainment experience for people the world over.
Cinema developed against the backdrop of the two world wars, and over the years has seen smaller wars, revolutions, and profound social changes. Its history reflects this changing landscape, and, more than any other art form, developments in technology. In this Very Short Introduction, Nowell-Smith looks at the defining moments of the industry, from silent to sound, black and white to colour, and considers its genres from intellectual art house to mass market entertainment.

Canada’s Navy, 2nd Edition: The First Century by Marc Milner

2010 | ISBN: 0802096042 | English | 504 pages | EPUB | 25 MB

From its eighteenth-century roots in exploration and trade, to the major conflicts of the First and Second World Wars, through to current roles in multinational operations with United Nations and NATO forces, Canada’s navy – now celebrating its one hundredth anniversary – has been an expression of Canadian nationhood and a catalyst in the complex process of national unity.
In the second edition of Canada’s Navy, Marc Milner brings his classic work up to date and looks back at one hundred years of the Navy in Canada. With supplementary photos, updated sources, a new preface and epilogue, and an additional chapter on the Navy’s global reach from 1991 to 2010, this edition carries Canadian Naval history into the twenty-first century. Milner brings effortless prose and exacting attention to detail to his comprehensive and accessible examination of this fascinating Canadian organization. This much-needed update of Canada’s Navy will continue to provoke discussion about the past and future of the country’s naval forces and their evolving role in the interwoven issues of maritime politics and economics, defence and strategy, and national and foreign policy.