Read On History

Author: Tina Frolund
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610694325
Size: 16,85 MB
Format: PDF
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Make history come alive! This book helps librarians and teachers as well as readers themselves find books they will enjoy—titles that will animate and explain the past, entertain, and expand their minds.

The Slow Book Revolution Creating A New Culture Of Reading On College Campuses And Beyond

Author: Meagan Lacy
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610697162
Size: 16,95 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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This inspiring guide shows how to implement the principles of the Slow Book movement in college campus libraries as well as public and high school libraries, with the ultimate goals of encouraging pensive reading habits and creating a lifelong enjoyment of books. • Explains how you can address your users' growing needs for sustained reflection and authentic connection • Shows how leading and promoting the Slow Book movement adds new value to your library • Presents examples and advice that you can use and adapt to lead the Slow Book movement at your library • Shows ways in which academic, public, and school librarians can form partnerships for literacy outreach programs

How To Read A History Book

Author: Marshall T. Poe
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1785356461
Size: 12,78 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A deconstruction of the modern history book as artifact, How to Read a History Book explains who writes history books, how the writers are trained, and why they write them. It also discusses genre, bias (political and otherwise) and how to read history books between the lines. Written for undergraduates, intro graduate students and anyone with an informed interest in the subject, How to Read a History Book demonstrates that, rather than being objects that fall from the sky, history books are actually socially-constructed artifacts reflecting all the contradictions of modern meritocratic capitalism.

Kropotkin Read And The Intellectual History Of British Anarchism

Author: M. Adams
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137392622
Size: 11,61 MB
Format: PDF
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Although marginal as a political force, anarchist ideas developed in Britain into a political tradition. This book explores this lost history, offering a new appraisal of the work of Kropotkin and Read, and examining the ways in which they endeavoured to articulate a politics fit for the particular challenges of Britain's modern history.

Lectures On History And General Policy To Which Is Prefixed An Essay On A Course Of Liberal Education For Civil And Active Life

Author: Joseph Priestley
Size: 11,55 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Frontiers Of History

Author: Donald R. Kelley
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300135091
Size: 14,37 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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In 1764-65, the irrepressible playwright Beaumarchais travelled to Madrid, where he immersed himself in the life and society of the day. Inspired by the places he had seen and the people he had met, Beaumarchais returned home to create The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro, plays that became the basis for the operas by Rossini and Mozart that continue to delight audiences today. This book is a lively and original account of Beaumarchais's visit to Madrid (he never went to Seville) and a re-creation of the society that fired his imagination. Drawing on Beaumarchais's letters and commentaries, translated into English for the first time, Hugh Thomas investigates the full range of the playwright's activities in Madrid. He focuses particular attention on short plays that Beaumarchais attended and by which he was probably influenced, and he probes the inspirations for such widely recognized characters as the barber-valet Figaro, the lordly Count Almaviva, and the beautiful but deceived Rosine. Not neglecting Beaumarchais's many other pursuits (ranging from an endeavour to gain a contract for selling African slaves to an attempt to place his mistress as a spy in the bed of King Charles III), Lord Thomas provides a highly entertaining view of a vital moment in Madrid's history and in the creative life of the energetic Beaumarchais.

A History Of Domestic Space

Author: Peter Ward
Editor: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774841826
Size: 13,87 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is a history of domestic space in Canada. Peter Ward looks at how spaces in the Canadian home have changed over the last three centuries, and how family and social relationships have shaped -- and been shaped by -- these changing spaces. A fundamental element of daily life for individuals and families is domestic privacy, that of individuals and that of the family or household.

Historians On History

Author: John Tosh
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781405801683
Size: 11,71 MB
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No enterprise as laborious and long-drawn out as the writing of history can be pursued without deeply held convictions as to its purpose and significance. With this in mind, Historians on History addresses the nature of historical enquiry by bringing together in one volume the key writings of many of the best known 20th century historians including Braudel, Carr, Elton, Guha, Hobsbawm, Samuel, Scott, and Zeldin. This new edition begins with a substantial survey by John Tosh charting historiographical developments over the past sixty years. Each section of readings that follow includes a brief scene-setting introduction and illuminates the political, social and personal assumptions which have governed and sustained historical practice and theory. The selection of readings has been carefully revised to reflect the latest trends. The anthology strikes a balance between the academic mainstream and recent, more radical voices within the discipline. Students thus have access to a wide range of themes and debates.

A History Of Reading

Author: Steven R. Fischer
Editor: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861892096
Size: 11,23 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This final volume in the trilogy Language / Writing / Reading traces the complete story of reading from the time when symbol first became sign through to the electronic texts of the present day. After describing the ancient forms of reading and the various modes that were necessary to understand different writing systems and scripts, Steven Roger Fischer covers China, Japan, the Americas and elsewhere, and examines the forms and developments of completely divergent dimensions of reading." --book jacket.

Reading On The Middle Border

Author: Christine Pawley
Editor: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558492752
Size: 16,89 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This work investigates the use of print during the 19th century, the growth of which helped to make reading an essential part of America's daily routine. Christine Pawley examines the use of print by ordinary Americans in the small rural community of Osage, Iowa.