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The Hutchinson Illustrated Encyclopedia Of British History

Author : Simon Hall
ISBN : 1579581072
Genre : History
File Size : 47.49 MB
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Conflicting Identities and Multiple Masculinities takes as its focus the construction of masculinity in Western Europe from the early Middle Ages until the fifteenth century, crossing from pre-Christian Scandinavia across western Christendom. The essays consult a broad and representative cross section of sources including the work of theological, scholastic, and monastic writers, sagas, hagiography and memoirs, material culture, chronicles, exampla and vernacular literature, sumptuary legislation, and the records of ecclesiastical courts. The studies address questions of what constituted male identity, and male sexuality. How was masculinity constructed in different social groups? How did the secular and ecclesiastical ideals of masculinity reinforce each other or diverge? These essays address the topic of medieval men and, through a variety of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary approaches, significantly extend our understanding of how, in the Middle Ages, masculinity and identity were conflicted and multifarious.
Category: History

Great Britain

Author : Richard S. Tompson
ISBN : 9780816074723
Genre : History
File Size : 43.75 MB
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An A-Z reference guide to significant people, ideas, places, and events in British history.
Category: History

The Landings At Suvla Bay 1915

Author : Michael J. Mortlock
ISBN : 9781476609898
Genre : History
File Size : 87.85 MB
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This work is an extensive analysis of the 1915 British landing at Suvla Bay, one of the most mismanaged and ineffective operations of World War I. Chapters examine the events that led to the landings on the Gallipoli peninsula, provide a comprehensive report on the landings themselves, and analyze the events and decisions contributing to their failure. Appendices provide first-hand accounts of the landings from period news articles, military documents and personal correspondence.
Category: History

The Encyclopedia Of Britain

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ISBN : 1859862756
Genre : Gran Bretaña - Historia - Enciclopedias
File Size : 42.53 MB
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"From early settlements in Orkney to people making their mark in Britain today - this brand new encyclopedia covers all aspects of British life and culture. 6,000 entries about people, places, institutions, events, and customs; chronologies and tables that make fact-checking easy; special feature articles that give a more rounded, personal view of Britain's history and culture; 200 quotations; hundreds of photographs and maps; plus a special section on people - TV personalities, contemporary writers, actors, and sportsmen and women; and an extensive list of selected Web sites that relate to the encyclopedia's entries."--[book jacket]
Category: Gran Bretaña - Historia - Enciclopedias

The Penguin Illustrated History Of Britain Ireland

Author : Barry W. Cunliffe
ISBN : IND:30000092850217
Genre : History
File Size : 37.34 MB
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A comprehensive introduction to the history of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Topics covered include the spread of literacy, the development of transport and the evolution of country houses. Illustrated throughout, this volume includes a range of colour maps. Previous ed.: published as The Penguin atlas of British & Irish history. 2001.
Category: History

The Kings And Queens Of Britain

Author : John Cannon
ISBN : 9780191580284
Genre : History
File Size : 81.72 MB
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This authoritative and accessible guide to the British monarchy spans the Romano-British rulers of 55 BC to the present day House of Windsor. Generously illustrated with maps, photos, paintings, and genealogies, it contains a wealth of information on the rulers of Britain, including their policies, personalities, key dates, and legacies. There are almost 600 entries, which are organised by regions up to 1066 and by royal lines thereafter. Feature articles throughout the guide provide in-depth information on key royal topics, including Coronations, Regalia, the Tower of London, and - new to this edition - Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral. Revised and updated to include recent events, such as the second marriage of Prince Charles, this new edition also contains a topical introductory article on the changing role of the monarchy. There is a useful glossary, a list of recommended further reading, and a new appendix of recommended web links, accessed and kept up to date via a companion website. Comprehensive and elegantly written, this fascinating guide to the British monarchy is an essential reference resource for teachers and students of British history, and for anyone with an interest in Britain's rulers through the ages.
Category: History

The Illustrated Directory Of Submarines Of The World

Author : David Miller
ISBN : 1840653752
Genre : Submarines (Ships)
File Size : 26.98 MB
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Arranged in sections and by nation, this book provides a comprehensive review of every major class of submarine from all navies of the world. Each entry gives specifications, followed by development and battle histories where relevant.
Category: Submarines (Ships)

The Encyclopedia Of Animals

Author : Fred Cooke
ISBN : 9780520244061
Genre : Nature
File Size : 56.60 MB
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Presents a survey of all animal groups, with diagrams, distribution maps, color photographs. and overviews of animal evolution, behavior, habitats, and adaptation.
Category: Nature