The Indian Mutiny (Men-At-Arms Series, 67)

By Christopher Wilkinson-Latham

On April twenty fourth, 1855, Colonel Carmichael Smyth held a parade of the 90 skirmishers of the third mild Cavalry of the Bengal military at Meerut, a few 30 miles from Delhi. The disastrous occasions that sparked a nearly wholesale mutiny of the Honourable East India Company's Bengal local military. Had the resultant rebellion succeeded, it's going to have threatened the validity of the total British Empire. because it was once, the Mutiny witnessed a number of tragic and bloody occasions, from the unique incident in Meerut to the scary siege of Cawnpore. Christopher Wilikinson-Latham info the historical past of the clash, from its beginnings to final solution.

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Le Second Empire: Politique, Société, Culture

By Jean-Claude Yon

Le moment Empire (1851-1870) a longtemps pâti d’une mauvaise réputation. Pendant des décennies, on n’a retenu du règne de Napoléon III que le coup d’État du 2 décembre 1851, l’affairisme, los angeles « fête impériale » et le désastre de Sedan. Même si cette « légende noire » n’a plus vraiment cours, l’histoire de l. a. France des années 1850 et 1860 reste encore pour partie méconnue. Le présent ouvrage, qui ne cherche ni à réhabiliter ni à condamner le moment Empire, a pour yet de brosser le portrait d’une époque, plus encore que d’un régime, en s’efforçant de respecter sa richesse et sa diversité. Envisageant ces vingt années sous trois angles différents, il examine l’histoire politique du régime, étudie los angeles société française sous Napoléon III, et dresse un landscape de l’histoire culturelle de l. a. période. l. a. variété des thèmes abordés et los angeles multiplicité des approches permettent ainsi de dépeindre los angeles France de Morny et d’Haussmann, de Schneider et de Boucicaut, de Claude Bernard et de Labiche.La première édition de cet ouvrage a reçu le prix Napoléon III de l. a. Ville de Boulogne-sur-Mer et le prix moment Empire de l. a. Fondation Napoléon. los angeles présente édition, revue et augmentée, intègre les recherches les plus récentes sur l. a. période. Jean-Claude YON est professeur d’histoire contemporaine à l’Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Spécialiste d’histoire culturelle du XIXe siècle, il est notamment l’auteur d’ouvrages sur Eugène Scribe et Jacques Offenbach. Chez Armand Colin, il a publié une Histoire culturelle de l. a. France au XIXe siècle (2010) et dirigé le quantity Les Spectacles sous le moment Empire (2010).

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The Ruin of the Roman Empire: A New History

The dream Alexander the nice and Julius Caesar shared of uniting Europe, the Medi-terranean, and the center East in one group shuddered after which collapsed within the wars and failures of the 6th century. Historian and classicist James J. O'Donnell—who final introduced readers his masterful, irritating, and revelatory biography of Saint Augustine—revisits this outdated tale in a clean manner, bringing domestic its occasionally painful relevance to modern day matters.

With unforeseen aspect and in his hauntingly vibrant sort, O'Donnell starts at a time of obvious Roman revival and brings readers to the instant of impending cave in that simply preceded the increase of Islam. unlawful migrations of peoples, spiritual wars, international pandemics, and the enticements of empire: Rome's finish foreshadows modern crises and provides tricks how one can navigate them—if current leaders will heed this tale.

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The Immortal Game: A History of Chess

By David Shenk

Chess is the main enduring and common online game in background. right here, bestselling writer David Shenk chronicles its fascinating saga, from historic Persia to medieval Europe to the dens of Benjamin Franklin and Norman Schwarzkopf. alongside the best way, he examines a unmarried mythical online game that came about in London in 1851 among masters of the time, and relays his personal makes an attempt to develop into as expert as his Polish ancestor Samuel Rosenthal, a nineteenth-century champion. With its mix of cultural historical past and Shenk’s own curiosity, The Immortal Game is a compelling advisor for beginners and aficionados alike.

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Asia in the Making of Europe, Volume 2: A Century of Wonder, Book 3: The Scholarly Disciplines

By Donald F. Lach

Unique booklet 1977.

This is the second one quantity in a chain that strains, century by way of century, the function of Asia within the making of Europe.

The upward push to global dominance of the Western countries nowa days and the swift commercial progress of the West, which outpaced the East in technical and armed forces achievements, have ended in a historic eclipse of the traditional and really good cultures of Asia.

Historican Donald F. Lach, in his influential scholarly paintings, Asia within the Making of Europe, issues out that an eclipse is rarely everlasting, that this one used to be by no means overall, and that there has been a interval in early smooth instances whilst Asia and Europe have been shut competitors in brilliance and mutual impression.

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The Fin-de-Siècle World (Routledge Worlds)

This complete and wonderfully illustrated number of essays conveys a brilliant photo of a desirable and highly major interval in background, the Fin de Siècle. that includes contributions from over 40 foreign students, this e-book takes a thematic method of a interval of massive upheaval throughout all walks of existence, and is actually leading edge in studying the Fin de Siècle from a world viewpoint. the quantity contains pathbreaking essays on how the interval was once skilled not just in Europe and North the USA, but in addition in China, Japan, the center East, Latin the United States, Africa, India, and in different places around the globe.

Thematic issues coated contain new ideas of time and house, globalization, town, and new political pursuits together with nationalism, the "New Liberalism", and socialism and communism. the amount additionally appears on the improvement of mass media over this era and rising traits in tradition, equivalent to advertisements and intake, movie and publishing, in addition to the technological and medical adjustments that formed the realm on the flip of the 19th century, similar to the discovery of the phone, new delivery platforms, eugenics and physics. The Fin-de-Siècle World additionally considers concerns corresponding to selfhood via chapters gender, sexuality, formative years, race and sophistication, and considers the significance of other religions, either outdated and new, on the flip of the century. ultimately the quantity examines major and rising tendencies in artwork, track and literature along activities reminiscent of realism and aestheticism.

This quantity conveys a brilliant photograph of ways politics, faith, well known and inventive tradition, social practices and medical endeavours outfitted jointly in an exhilarating global of swap. will probably be valuable analyzing for all scholars and students of the Fin-de-Siècle interval.

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Cosmopoiesis: The Renaissance Experiment (Toronto Italian Studies)

By Giuseppe Mazzotta

Cosmopoiesis capacity world-making, and during this erudite, polemical booklet, Professor Mazzotta strains how significant medieval and Renaissance thinkers invented their worlds via utopias, magic, technology, paintings, and theatre. The Renaissance is generally learn from a Cartesian or Hegelian (via Burckhardt) point of view. it really is seen as a time of individualities or it truly is studied when it comes to disembodied rules and summary types. Mazzotta demands a brand new procedure: the need to learn the Renaissance when it comes to the continuing dialog of the humanities and sciences. His is an encyclopedic clutch that takes into account literature, philosophy, politics, background, and theology.

The book's theoretical premise lies within the considered the eighteenth-century Italian thinker, Giambattista Vico. Vico's personal examining of the Renaissance, on hand in his New technological know-how, is obliquely, but truly reproposed because the trade interpretive key for beginning up the deeper imaginitive issues of this impressive interval of Western history.

By a sequence of rigorous textual analyses that diversity from Poliziano to Ariosto, from Machiavelli to Bacon, to Shakespeare and Cervantes, .Cosmopoiesi.s highlights the continuing discussion among literature and philosophy (or literature and technological know-how, or, in Vichian phrases, philology and philosophy) in a few of the important texts of the time.

In this discussion throughout time and the boundaries of house, the esthetic global - the realm of the pastoral, romances, epics, utopian fictions, the theatre, and the lyric - faraway from signalling an evasion from historical past, is progressively and vitally engaged with the main urgent exigencies of the time. constantly, the analyses carried out in .Cosmopoiesis. come to grips with those exigencies: the facility of technology, the connection among politics and technology, and the emergence of a brand new ethics in the course of the secretive innovations via new elites of their workout of political strength. specifically, those crucial texts argue for an important reconstitution of the team spirit of information, for the .encyclopedic. compass of the humanities and sciences. The retrieval of this harmony is made attainable by way of reclaiming a job for the esthetic or contemplative mode of inspiration which underlies and shapes the main artistic achievements on the planet of making.

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The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business

By Duff McDonald

The tale of McKinsey & Co., America’s so much influential and debatable company consulting company, “an updated, full-blown historical past, advised with wit and readability” (The Wall highway Journal).

If you need to be taken heavily, you lease McKinsey & corporation. based in 1926, McKinsey can lay declare to the next partial checklist of accomplishments: its experts have ushered in waves of structural, monetary, and technological swap to the nation’s most sensible organisations; they remapped the facility constitution in the White apartment; they even revo­lutionized company faculties. In The ny occasions bestseller The Firm, megastar monetary journalist Duff McDonald indicates simply how, in turning into an quintessential a part of choice making on the optimum degrees, McKinsey has performed not anything lower than set the process American capitalism.

But he additionally solutions the query that’s at the brain of an individual who has ever heard the notice McKinsey: Are they worthy it? in the end, simply as McKinsey may be proven to have helped invent many of the instruments of recent administration, the corporate used to be additionally concerned with a couple of notable disasters. Its specialists have been at the scene while basic automobiles drove itself into the floor, they usually have been K-Mart’s advisers whilst the store tumbled into disarray. They performed a serious function in construction the bomb often called Enron.

McDonald is among the few reporters to haven't in simple terms parsed the list but in addition penetrated the tradition of McKinsey itself. His entry places him in a distinct place to illustrate while it really is worthy hiring those gurus—and whilst they’re jam-packed with smoke.

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Modernity and Bourgeois Life: Society, Politics, and Culture in England, France and Germany since 1750

To be glossy could suggest many various issues, yet for nineteenth-century Europeans 'modernity' prompt a brand new kind of lifestyles during which bourgeois actions, humans, attitudes and values all performed key roles. Jerrold Seigel's panoramic new background bargains a magisterial and hugely unique account of the binds among modernity and bourgeois existence, arguing that they are often most sensible understood no longer when it comes to the increase and fall of social periods, yet as beneficial properties in their universal participation in increasing and thickening networks that associated jointly far-off energies and assets throughout monetary, political and cultural existence. Exploring different configurations of those networks in England, France and Germany, he indicates how their styles gave upward push to special varieties of modernity in each one kingdom and formed the rhythm and nature of switch throughout spheres as diversified as politics, cash and finance, gender family, morality, and literary, inventive and musical lifestyles.

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The Roaring Nineties: A New History of the World's Most Prosperous Decade

By Joseph E. Stiglitz

How one of many maximum fiscal expansions in background sowed the seeds of its personal collapse.

along with his best-selling Globalization and Its Discontents, Joseph E. Stiglitz confirmed how a lost religion in free-market ideology ended in the various contemporary difficulties suffered by way of the constructing countries. the following he turns an analogous mild at the United States.

The Roaring Nineties bargains not just an insider's illuminating view of policymaking but additionally a compelling case that even the Clinton management was once too heavily tied to the monetary community―that besides huge, immense monetary good fortune within the nineties got here the seeds of the destruction visited at the financial system on the finish of the decade.

This groundbreaking paintings via the Nobel Prize-winning economist argues that a lot of what we understood concerning the Nineteen Nineties' prosperity is inaccurate, that the theories which have been used to lead international leaders and anchor key enterprise judgements have been essentially outmoded. convinced, jobs have been created, expertise prospered, inflation fell, and poverty used to be diminished. yet whilst the root was once laid for the industrial difficulties we are facing this day. Trapped in a near-ideological dedication to unfastened markets, policymakers authorised accounting criteria to slide, carried deregulation extra than they need to have, and pandered to company greed. those chickens have now come domestic to roost.

The paperback features a new creation that reports the ongoing failure of the Bush administration's guidelines, that have taken a foul scenario and made it worse.

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