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The Stuart Secret Army: The Hidden History of the English Jacobit...
by Evelyn Lord

Language

English

Pages

312

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<P>This book is unique in bringing together all strands of English Jacobism in an accessible chronological framework, highlighting key individuals, providing a biographical dictionary of less well known English Jacobites, an account of the major primary source material, and a gazetteer of places to visit. It will appeal to any member of the general public who is interested in the Stuart cause and the Jacobite rebellions as well as those who would like to know more about 18th century society in the great house and the tavern.</P>
Great Britain and the War of 1914-1918 (RLE The First World War) ...
by Llewellyn Woodward

Language

English

Pages

646

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<P>This volume covers the essential facts about Britain’s role in the First World War, not only militarily but also from a domestic point of view: the political and economic organisation of Britain for war, the extension of state control, the problems set by shortages of shipping and food. The book goes beyond the military defeat of Germany and her Allies to the armistice of November 11, 1918, the Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles. </P>
Ancona 1922 - 1940. Dall'avvento del fascismo all'entrata in guer...
by Ercole Sori

Language

Italian

Pages

218

Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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Ѐ la storia narrativa e “totale” della città tra l'avvento del fascismo e l'entrata in guerra dell'Italia. Il regime dittatoriale vince ma resta debole e travagliato da faide interne su scala locale. Al di sotto dell'apparente uniformità politica, esso copre importanti eventi e trasformazioni demografiche, economiche e sociali: il declino dell'aristocrazia e l'affermazione dei ceti intermedi come processi definitivi; nuovi modelli di urbanizzazione; politiche sociali per l'integrazione (sport, abitazioni); terremoto e risanamenti urbanistici; politiche razziali e disintegrazione della comunità israelitica.<br /><br /><b>L'autore</b><br />Ercole Sori (Pievebovigliana, 1943), già professore ordinario di storia economica presso la Facoltà di Economia dell'Università politecnica delle Marche, attualmente dirige il Centro Sammarinese di Studi Storici presso l'Università degli studi di San Marino. I sui lavori, oltre alla storia economica, hanno riguardato temi come la storia dell'emigrazione italiana, la storia urbana, la demografia storica e l'ecostoria.
Peter Paul Rubens and the Counter-Reformation Crisis of the Beati...
by Ruth S. Noyes

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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Peter Paul Rubens and the Crisis of the Beati Moderni takes up the question of the issues involved in the formation of recent saints - or Beati moderni (modern Blesseds) as they were called - by the Jesuits and Oratorians in the new environment of increased strictures and censorship that developed after the Council of Trent with respect to legal canonization procedures and cultic devotion to the saints. Ruth Noyes focuses particularly on how the new regulations pertained to the creation of emerging cults of those not yet canonized, the so-called Beati moderni, such as Jesuit founders Francis Xavier and Ignatius Loyola, and Filippo Neri, founder of the Oratorians. Centrally involved in the book is the question of the fate and meaning of the two altarpiece paintings commissioned by the Oratorians from Peter Paul Rubens. The Congregation rejected his first altarpiece because it too specifically identified Filippo Neri as a cult figure to be venerated (before his actual canonization) and thus was caught up in the politics of cult formation and the papacy’s desire to control such pre-canonization cults. The book demonstrates that Rubens' second altarpiece, although less overtly depicting Neri as a saint, was if anything more radical in the claims it made for him. Peter Paul Rubens and the Crisis of the Beati Moderni offers the first comparative study of Jesuit and Oratorian images of their respective would-be saints, and the controversy they ignited across Church hierarchies. It is also the first work to examine provocative Philippine imagery and demonstrate how its bold promotion specifically triggered the first wave of curial censure in 1602.
San Marino, the history in miniature: The very small history
by Pier luigi Taddei

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English

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Publication Date

September 25, 2017

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This is the recent history of San Marino Republic in that is narredi narrated about the events that took place in the nineteenth century and that accompanied the lives of the people here during the upheavals that led to the birth of the nearby Kingdom of Italy. Reading these pages illustrates a vanished world that, however, survives in present society and represents the roots of an ancient people tenaciously anchored to their own origins.
The Black Hand: The History of the Secret Serbian Nationalist Gro...
by Charles River Editors

Language

English

Pages

108

Publication Date

September 10, 2017

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*Includes pictures<br />*Includes accounts of the group's members and activities<br />*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading<br />*Includes a table of contents<br /><br />Although a couple of wars were fought on the European continent during the 19th century, an uneasy peace was mostly maintained across the continent for most of the 19th century after Napoleon. Despite this ostensible peace, the Europeans were steadily conducting arms races against each other, particularly Germany and Britain. Britain had been the world’s foremost naval power for centuries, but Germany hoped to build its way to naval supremacy. The rest of Europe joined in on the arms race in the decade before the war started. <br /><br />With Europe anticipating a potential war, all that was missing was a conflagration. That would start in 1908, when Austria-Hungary annexed Bosnia-Herzegovina in the Balkan Peninsula, drawing it into dispute with Russia. Moreover, this upset neighboring Serbia, which was an independent nation. From 1912-1913, a conflict was fought in the Balkans between the Balkan League and the Ottoman Empire, resulting in the weakening of the Ottoman Turks. After the First Balkan War, a second was fought months later between members of the Balkan League itself. <br /><br />The final straw came June 28, 1914, when a Serbian assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Although there had been explicit displays of commiseration and sympathy for Austria and widespread condemnation of Serbia’s actions in the immediate aftermath of Franz Ferdinand’s assassination, the attitude of the great powers towards Austria as the notional aggrieved party became substantially chillier as Austria insisted on virtually bullying Serbia over the whole affair. The British Prime Minister, Asquith, complained in an official letter that Serbia had no hope of appeasing Austria diplomatically, and that the terms of the July Ultimatum would’ve been impossible to meet even if Serbia was willing to do so. Indeed, it appears as though such an exacting document had been drafted precisely because Serbia didn’t have a hope of complying, even if they had so wished, and thus Austria-Hungary would be able to go to war and punish them properly for the outrage perpetrated against their royal family.<br /> <br />Serbia and the world at large would pay a heavy price for the assassination, which was carried out by conspirators associated with the Black Hand. This ominously named secret society was a Serbian organization sworn to re-establish the dominance of Serbia to its 14th century imperial grandeur, mostly at the expense of Austria-Hungary. Its methods were murder, sabotage, and terrorism, but its shadowy figures would coordinate enough with Serbian government officials and even Russian diplomats that historians continue to debate how much blame each party deserves for the activities of the secret society and the beginning of World War I. <br /><br />The Black Hand: The History of the Secret Serbian Nationalist Group Whose Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Sparked World War I the conception and development of the Serbian secret society, the most infamous names attached to it, and explores its boldest endeavors, including the one that may have triggered the First World War. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Black Hand like never before.
The North African Campaign of World War II: The History and Legac...
by Charles River Editors

Language

English

Pages

100

Publication Date

September 10, 2017

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*Includes pictures<br />*Includes contemporary accounts of the fighting<br />*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading<br />*Includes a table of contents<br /><br />"It may almost be said, ‘Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat.’" - Winston Churchill<br /><br />The fighting in North Africa during World War II is commonly overlooked, aside from the famous battle at El Alamein that pitted the British under General Bernard Montgomery against the legendary “Desert Fox,” Erwin Rommel. But while the Second Battle of El Alamein would be the pivotal action in North Africa, the conflict in North Africa began all the way back in the summer of 1940 when Italian dictator Benito Mussolini declared Italy’s entrance into the war. From his perspective, the fact that the British and French had their hands full with the Germans created an opportunity for Italy to enlarge its colonial holdings in Africa by seizing portions of the British Empire. However, British troops in the colony of Egypt responded to Italy’s declaration of war by driving through the Egyptian-Ethiopian border and attacking Italian troops stationed in the Italian colony of Ethiopia. By September 13, 1940, Italian commanders in Ethiopia were finally ready to put Mussolini’s plan into action and attack British colonial holdings, but British troops had already attacked a series of Italian frontier posts and had inflicted 3,500 casualties among Italy’s North African troops.<br /> <br />Although British maneuvering in North Africa began successfully against the Italians, the British forces suffered a series of defeats over the next two years, due to several problems the British army faced as a result of inadequate preparation and weaponry. For example, when the war began, junior officers were unprepared for the kind of cooperation between units that was necessary in the battles of North Africa. At the same time, while British tanks were capable of opposing Italian tanks, they were vastly inferior to German models.<br /><br />Dealing with the Italians was one thing, but the British faced an entirely different monster in North Africa when Erwin Rommel, a German general who had gained much fame for his role in the invasions of Poland and France, was sent to North Africa in February 1941. Rommel’s directives from the German headquarters were to maneuver in a way that would allow him to hide the fact that his ultimate goal was the capture of Cairo and the Suez Canal. The ultimate plan was that Rommel would not reveal the Germans’ true intentions in North Africa until after the Germans had made headway in their invasion of the Soviet Union.<br /><br />The Second Battle of El Alamein was a turning point in the campaign. While the scale of the battle paled in comparison to the battles of the Eastern Front, where the majority of German troops were concentrated, it still marked an important victory in World War II, especially from the British perspective. The British, who had suffered through three years of war in which they seemed to teeter on the brink of defeat, were able to hang their hats on the victory, reviving the nation’s morale and reaffirming its military might. Over the next few weeks, the Allies made steady progress and forced Rommel to conduct a fighting retreat to safety until his army linked up with another Axis army in Tunisia, but the fighting at the end of 1942 inevitably compelled all Axis forces to quit the theater, the first time since the beginning of the war that Africa was safe for the Allies. <br /><br />The North African Campaign of World War II: The History and Legacy of the Decisive Allied Victory in North Africa examines one of the most important campaigns of the war. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about the North African campaign like never before.
Fuga per la vita: La tragedia dei profughi: una strage annunciata...
by Emilio Drudi

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Italian

Pages

246

Publication Date

September 01, 2017

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Secondo i dati dell’Alto Commissariato Onu per i rifugiati (Unhcr), pubblicati a metà giugno 2017 si è arrivati, in tutto il mondo, a 65,6 milioni di profughi. È una novità epocale. Per il fenomeno migratorio, innanzi tutto, perché i profughi a vario titolo sono ormai la maggioranza rispetto ai flussi di persone mosse da pur legittime, condivisibili, motivazioni economiche e di lavoro che abbiamo conosciuto fino a poco tempo fa e a cui, in ogni caso, chiunque ha diritto. Ma, al di là di questo aspetto, è un fatto epocale in senso assoluto. L’unico precedente di un esodo da “fuga per la vita” di queste dimensioni risale agli anni immediatamente successivi alla seconda guerra mondiale. Ma allora, con la fine del conflitto, il problema si avviava a soluzione. Oggi, invece, la tendenza è a crescere rapidamente e tutto lascia credere che si sia soltanto all’inizio del fenomeno. La conferma viene dal fatto che, di anno in anno, si registra un forte, costante aumento del numero dei profughi, come principale “effetto collaterale” di una serie sempre più consistente di guerre o comunque di “punti di crisi”. Noi pensiamo che costruire un percorso di verità e di giustizia per quei poveri corpi che giacciono sui fondali del Mediterraneo o nelle aree desertiche dell’Africa e per quelle madri, quei padri, quei fratelli, quei bimbi, che piangono i loro figli, i loro fratelli, i loro genitori, possa contribuire a fermare la strage; che una pagina di giustizia possa essere parte del libro di una nuova politica fondata sul rispetto dei diritti fondamentali di ogni uomo e di ogni donna, ed in primo luogo sul rispetto del diritto alla vita e ad una esistenza libera e dignitosa.
Mad City: The True Story of the Campus Murders That America Forgo...
by Michael Arntfield

Language

English

Pages

355

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

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<p><b><i>Mad City: The True Story of the Campus Murders That America Forgot</i> is a chilling, unflinching exploration of American crimes of the twentieth century and how one serial killer managed to slip through the cracks—until now.</b></p><p>In fall 1967, friends Linda Tomaszewski and Christine Rothschild are freshmen at the University of Wisconsin. The students in the hippie college town of Madison are letting down their hair—and their guards. But amid the peace rallies lurks a killer.</p><p>When Christine’s body is found, her murder sends shockwaves across college campuses, and the Age of Aquarius gives way to a decade of terror.</p><p>Linda knows the killer, but when police ignore her pleas, he slips away. For the next forty years, Linda embarks on a cross-country quest to find him. When she discovers a book written by the murderer’s mother, she learns Christine was not his first victim—or his last. The slayings continue, and a single perpetrator emerges: the Capital City Killer. As police focus on this new lead, Linda receives a disturbing note from the madman himself. Can she stop him before he kills again?</p>
Greek Civil War: Strategy, Counterinsurgency and the Monarchy
by Spyridon Plakoudas

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

May 15, 2017

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The Greek Civil War (1946–9) was one of the few instances in the post-World War II era of a clear-cut and permanent victory by right-wing government forces over an insurgent communist movement. Spyridon Plakoudas here explores the factors which ultimately caused the downfall of the communist insurgency in Greece which had, at some points, seemed undefeatable. He questions whether the guerrilla movement fell victim to the feud between Stalin and Tito or whether the significant British and, above all, American aid in fact rescued the Greek royalist regime from collapse. Plakoudas explores the strategies adopted by government forces in order to counter the communist insurgency, how external and internal actors influenced these policies and when, how and why these policies achieved success. Featuring previously unseen sources and documents, this book reveals the strategy and tactics of the royalist regime.

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