Parodies Of The Romantic Age Vol 3

Author: Graeme Stones
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000748405
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This volume collects together a wealth of material ranging from verse parodies originally published in pamphlet form, to longer works such as P.G. Patmore's parodies of the works of Byron, Lamb and Hazlitt.

Studies On Homer And The Homeric Age Vol 3 Of 3

Author: William Gladstone
Editor: Litres
ISBN: 5040893701
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A History Of The Laws Of War Volume 3

Author: Alexander Gillespie
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847318630
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This unique work of reference traces the origins of the modern laws of warfare from the earliest times to the present day. Relying on written records from as far back as 2400 BCE, and using sources ranging from the Bible to Security Council Resolutions, the author pieces together the history of a subject which is almost as old as civilisation itself. The author shows that as long as humanity has been waging wars it has also been trying to find ways of legitimising different forms of combatants and ascribing rules to them, protecting civilians who are either inadvertently or intentionally caught up between them, and controlling the use of particular classes of weapons that may be used in times of conflict. Thus it is that this work is divided into three substantial parts: Volume 1 on the laws affecting combatants and captives; Volume 2 on civilians; and Volume 3 on the law of arms control. This third volume deals with the question of the control of weaponry, from the Bronze Age to the Nuclear Age. In doing so, it divides into two parts: namely, conventional weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction. The examination of the history of arms control of conventional weapons begins with the control of weaponry so that one side could achieve a military advantage over another. This pattern, which only began to change centuries after the advent of gunpowder, was later supplemented by ideals to control types of conventional weapons because their impacts upon opposing combatants were inhumane. By the late twentieth century, the concerns over inhumane conventional weapons were being supplemented by concerns over indiscriminate conventional weapons. The focus on indiscriminate weapons, when applied on a mass scale, is the core of the second part of the volume. Weapons of Mass Destruction are primarily weapons of the latter half of the twentieth century. Although both chemical and biological warfare have long historical lineages, it was only after the Second World War that technological developments meant that these weapons could be applied to cause large-scale damage to non-combatants. thi is unlike uclear weapons, which are a truly modern invention. Despite being the newest Weapon of Mass Destruction, they are also the weapon of which most international attention has been applied, although the frameworks by which they were contained in the last century, appear inadequate to address the needs of current times. As a work of reference this set of three books is unrivalled, and will be of immense benefit to scholars and practitioners researching and advising on the laws of warfare. It also tells a story which throws fascinating new light on the history of international law and on the history of warfare itself.

A Cultural History Of The Modern Age Vol 3

Author: Egon Friedell
Editor: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412843790
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Volume three of A Cultural History of the Modern Age finishes a journey that begins with Descartes in the first volume and ends with Freud and the psychoanalytical movement in the third volume. Friedell describes the contents of these books as a series of performances, starting with the birth of the man of the Modern Age, followed by flowering of this epoch, and concludes with the death of the Modern Age. This huge landscape provides an intertwining of the material and the cultural, the civil and the military, from the high points of creative flowering in Europe to death and emptiness. The themes convey multiple messages: romanticism and liberalism opens the cultural scene, encased in a movement from The Congress of Vienna and its claims of peaceful co-existence to the Franco-German War. The final segment covers the period from Bismarck's generation to World War I. In each instance, the quotidian life of struggle, racial, religious, and social class is seen through the lens of the mighty figures of the period. The works of the period's great figures are shown in the new light of the human search for symbolism, the search for superman, the rise of individualism and decline of history as a source for knowledge. This third volume is painted in dark colors, a foreboding of the world that was to come, of political extremes, and intellectual exaggerations. The author looks forward to a postmodern Europe in which there is a faint glean of light from the other side. What actually appeared was the glare of Nazism and Communism, each claiming the future.

Green Lantern The Silver Age Vol 3

Author: Gardner Fox
Editor: DC Comics
ISBN: 1401289819
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Perhaps the most famous of all the Green Lanterns, Hal Jordan put on the LanternÕs ring for the first time in 1959. Reinvented from the original 1940s crime-fighting Alan Scott Green Lantern by John Broome, this new Green Lantern was a science fiction adventurer. He battled aliens, giant monsters, wealthy sociopaths out to steal his ring and the efforts of his ladylove, Carol Ferris, to discover his true identity. As the Green Lantern of the Silver Age of comic books, Hal Jordan captured the imagination of a space-minded society of the Õ50s and Õ60s. Green Lantern: The Silver Age Vol. 3 collects the adventures of Hal Jordan as he takes on the responsibility of the ring and the lantern in Green Lantern #23-35.

Historical Atlas Of Canada The Land Transformed 1800 1891

Author: Cole Harris
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802034470
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Uses maps to illustrate the development of Canada from the last ice sheet to the end of the eighteenth century

Underwater Warfare In The Age Of Sail

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Scurvy

Author: Stephen R. Bown
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 146681702X
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Scurvy took a terrible toll in the Age of Sail, killing more sailors than were lost in all sea battles combined. The threat of the disease kept ships close to home and doomed those vessels that ventured too far from port. The willful ignorance of the royal medical elite, who endorsed ludicrous medical theories based on speculative research while ignoring the life-saving properties of citrus fruit, cost tens of thousands of lives and altered the course of many battles at sea. The cure for scurvy ranks among the greatest of human accomplishments, yet its impact on history has, until now, been largely ignored. From the earliest recorded appearance of the disease in the sixteenth century, to the eighteenth century, where a man had only half a chance of surviving the scourge, to the early nineteenth century, when the British conquered scurvy and successfully blockaded the French and defeated Napoleon, Scurvy is a medical detective story for the ages, the fascinating true story of how James Lind (the surgeon), James Cook (the mariner), and Gilbert Blane (the gentleman) worked separately to eliminate the dreaded affliction. Scurvy is an evocative journey back to the era of wooden ships and sails, when the disease infiltrated every aspect of seafaring life: press gangs "recruit" mariners on the way home from a late night at the pub; a terrible voyage in search of riches ends with a hobbled fleet and half the crew heaved overboard; Cook majestically travels the South Seas but suffers an unimaginable fate. Brimming with tales of ships, sailors, and baffling bureaucracy, Scurvy is a rare mix of compelling history and classic adventure story.

British Warships In The Age Of Sail 1603 1714

Author: Rif Winfield
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1783469242
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The seventeenth century saw the transformation of Britain from a minor state on the fringes of Europe into a global economic power, whose interests were protected and promoted by the largest navy in the world. The character of this navy was forged by a bloody civil war, three fiercely disputed conflicts with the Dutch, and the first of many wars with the French. In the process the ships themselves were transformed from the surviving galleons that had defeated the Spanish Armada, through huge prestige vessels like Prince Royal and Sovereign of the Seas and the lightly built frigates of the Commonwealth era into warships that were recognizably ships of the line. These radical developments in the design and employment of warships can be followed in detail for the first time in this comprehensive new reference book, which outlines the history of every ship built, purchased or captured that saw naval service during this era.Like its companion volumes on the 1714–1792 and 1793–1817 periods, the book is organized by Rate, classification and class, with outline technical and building data, but followed by a concise summary of the careers of each ship in every class. With its unique depth of information, this is a work of the utmost importance to every naval historian and general reader interested in the navy of the sailing era.

The Gospel Magazine And Theological Review Ser 5 Vol 3 No 1 July 1874

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Voyages The Age Of Sail

Author: Joshua M. Smith
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"A two-volume anthology of source readings for maritime history courses"--Publisher's website.

Nelson Against Napoleon

Author: Robert Gardiner
Editor: Bloomsbury Academic
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The second of the Chatham Pictorial Histories devoted to the great wars of 1793-1815, this volume charts the naval events of 1798 to 1801, a period which saw the frustration of Napoleon's destiny before Acre, and which included two of Nelson's greatest victories, at the Nile and Copenhagen. The Royal Navy fought alongside some exotic allies during this period, including the Russians, Turks and Neapolitans, all of whom are represented, while the new navy of the United States, going into action for the first time in the Quasi-War with France, is also covered in this volume. For Britain this continued to be an essentially maritime war, and the illustration sources are particularly rich in naval material for these years. As with the rest of the series, the visual emphasis is on the contemporary and original, and Nelson against Napoleon reproduces many previously unpublished images.

Labor In Europe Vol 3 Labor In America Asia Africa Australasia And Polynesia

Author: United States. Dept. of State
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The Dramatic Works Of John Crowne Vol 3

Author: John Crowne
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The Dramatic Works Of Sir William D Avenant Vol 3

Author: William D'Avenant
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The London Magazine Of Light Literature Conducted By W Williams Vol 3 Is Entitled London Tales Poetry Sketches And Travels

Author: Will Williams
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Logistics Of Warfare In The Age Of The Crusades

Author: John H. Pryor
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754651970
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How were the Crusades made possible? This volume is the first to bring together experts from the fields of medieval Western, Byzantine and Middle Eastern studies specifically to address the logistics of Crusading. It deals with questions of manpower, types and means of transportation by land and sea, supplies, financial resources, roads and natural land routes, sea lanes and natural sailing routes. Of particular importance is the attention given to the horses and other animals on which transport of supplies and the movement of armies depended.

The Age Of The Ship Of The Line

Author: Jonathan R. Dull
Editor: Seaforth Publishing
ISBN: 147381166X
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In the series of wars that raged between France and Britain from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries,seapower was of absolute vital importance. Not only was each nation's navy a key to victory, but was a prerequisite for imperial dominance. These ongoing struggles for overseas colonies and commercial dominance required efficient navies which in turn insured the economic strength for the existence of these fleets as instruments of state power.This new book, by the distinguished historian Jonathan Dull, looks inside the workings of both the Royal and the French navies of this tumultuous era, and compares the key elements of the rival fleets. Through this balanced comparison, Dull argues that Great Britain's final triumph in a series of wars with France was primarily the result of superior financial and economic power.This accessible and highly readable account navigates the intricacies of the British and French wars in a way which will both enlighten the scholar and fascinate the general reader. Naval warfare is brought to life but also explained within the framework of diplomatic and international history. An important new work.

Sweatshops At Sea

Author: Leon Fink
Editor: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807877808
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As the main artery of international commerce, merchant shipping was the world's first globalized industry, often serving as a vanguard for issues touching on labor recruiting, the employment relationship, and regulatory enforcement that crossed national borders. In Sweatshops at Sea, historian Leon Fink examines the evolution of laws and labor relations governing ordinary seamen over the past two centuries. The merchant marine offers an ideal setting for examining the changing regulatory regimes applied to workers by the United States, Great Britain, and, ultimately, an organized world community. Fink explores both how political and economic ends are reflected in maritime labor regulations and how agents of reform--including governments, trade unions, and global standard-setting authorities--grappled with the problems of applying land-based, national principles and regulations of labor discipline and management to the sea-going labor force. With the rise of powerful nation-states in a global marketplace in the nineteenth century, recruitment and regulation of a mercantile labor force emerged as a high priority and as a vexing problem for Western powers. The history of exploitation, reform, and the evolving international governance of sea labor offers a compelling precedent in an age of more universal globalization of production and services.

Regency High Society Vol 3 Beloved Virago Lord Trenchard S Choice The Unruly Chaperon Colonel Ancroft S Love

Author: Anne Ashley
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1408934299
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Including: Beloved Virago Katherine O’Malley, sent to France to flush out a traitor, is prepared for danger. She isn’t prepared to pose as handsome rake Major Daniel Ross’s wife! But when Napoleon escapes from Elba, Katherine has to trust Daniel with her life. Suddenly it is also her heart that is at risk...