By Paulo Drumond Braga
Um livro sobre a homossexualidade feminina em Portugal, com recurso a fontes literárias, documentos do Tribunal da Inquisição e legislação civil. Da condenação social à noção de pecado, crime ou doença, tentando identificar as personalidades mais relevantes que amavam outras mulheres. Muito presente na esfera privada, a homossexualidade feminina não terá deixado de lavrar em mosteiros, conventos, recolhimentos, lupanares, hospitais, colégios e prisões, mas igualmente de forma discreta em casas particulares, quer em meios urbanos quer rurais.
By Eric Roman
Austria and the Successor States is one in all 3 new volumes introducing proof On File's new ecu heritage sequence. It offers readers with a better figuring out of the interesting background of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the fashionable countries - Austria, Hungary, and Czech Republic - that emerged as a result of empire's dying. Detailing the lengthy historical past of the zone, this accomplished reference paintings makes use of a number of codecs, together with a normal narrative, a old dictionary of A-to-Z entries, and a chronology. those fact-filled parts, each one in its personal method complementing the knowledge inside the different sections, supply an creation to the historic occasions, humans, politics, and tradition of this crucial zone of Europe. Written in a fascinating sort that's aimed toward providing details within the clearest demeanour attainable, Austria and the Successor States allows the non-specialist, scholars and normal readers, to appreciate the turbulent heritage and transformation of this quarter from a monarchy less than the Hapsburg Empire into doable glossy countries.
By Lloyd C. Gardner
From Franklin D. Roosevelt’s short assembly with King Farouk close to the top of worldwide conflict II to Barack Obama’s Cairo Speech in 2009 and the new fall of Mubarak—the most important turning aspect in American overseas coverage because the finish of the chilly War—this well timed new booklet solutions the pressing query of why Egypt has mattered loads to the USA. The street to Tahrir Square is the 1st publication to attach previous and current, delivering readers at the present time an realizing of the occasions and forces selecting American coverage during this very important region.
Making complete use of the to be had records—including the arguable Wikileaks archive—renowned historian Lloyd C. Gardner exhibits how the us has sought to persuade Egypt via monetary relief, substantial army suggestions, and CIA manipulations, an attempt that has speedy implications for a way the present predicament will adjust the stability of energy within the heart East. As hundreds of thousands of american citizens consider how the Egyptian revolution will switch the face of the zone and the realm, here's either a desirable tale of earlier regulations and a vital advisor to attainable futures.
By Peter Bramley
A special guidebook to 150 surviving ancient websites linked to Henry VIII, his other halves, and his mistresses—battlefields, castles, monasteries, and churches
In his hunt for a male inheritor Henry VIII broke with Rome, instigated the Reformation and the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and bought six other halves successively. of those, have been done, a chilling first in English heritage. From those tumultuous occasions a shocking variety of old websites associated with the Tudors live on, available now via this fantastically illustrated publication. The guidebook is prepared by means of zone and covers England and a bit of Europe. With instructions to every web site, in addition to complete information of the Tudor occasions and personalities associated with them, this guidebook will entice all who locate traveling an old web site brings existence and colour to the examine of history.
By Albert Marrin
On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist manufacturing unit in manhattan urban burst into flames. The manufacturing unit used to be crowded. The doorways have been locked to make sure staff remain inside. 100 forty-six people—mostly women—perished; it used to be essentially the most deadly place of work fires in American historical past till September eleven, 2001.
But the tale of the hearth isn't the tale of 1 unintended second in time. it's a tale of immigration and difficult paintings to make it in a brand new state, as Italians and Jews and others traveled to the US to discover a greater life. it's the tale of terrible operating stipulations and grasping bosses, as garment staff came upon the unending sacrifices required to make ends meet. it's the tale of unbelievable, yet avoidable, disaster. And it the tale of the unquenchable delight and activism of fearless immigrants and ladies who stood as much as enterprise, acquired the US on their facet, and eventually replaced operating stipulations for our whole kingdom, starting up radical new legislation we take without any consideration today.
With Flesh and Blood So Cheap, Albert Marrin has crafted a gripping, nuanced, and poignant account of 1 of America's defining tragedies.
Written via prime historians, this deeply expert and obtainable ebook strains the heritage of Colombia thematically, masking the previous centuries. In ten interlinked chapters, Michael J. LaRosa and Germán R. Mejía go away from extra general techniques via featuring a historical past of political, social, and cultural accomplishments in the context of Colombia’s particular geographic and monetary realities. This up-to-date paperback version addresses the present peace negotiations in an epilogue titled “Chronicle of a Peace Forestalled?”
Scott Curtis attracts our eye to the position of clinical, scientific, academic, and aesthetic commentary in shaping glossy spectatorship. concentrating on the nontheatrical use of movie expertise in Germany among the Nineties and international battle I, he follows researchers, academics, and intellectuals as they negotiated the attention-grabbing, every now and then fraught dating among expertise, self-discipline, and specialist imaginative and prescient. As those experts struggled to return to phrases with films, they complex new principles of mass spectatorship that proceed to impact the best way we make and adventure movie. Staging a super collision among the relocating photo and clinical or scientific remark, visible guideline, and aesthetic contemplation, The form of Spectatorship showcases early cinema's innovative effect on society and tradition and the demanding situations the hot medium put on methods of seeing and learning.
By Benjamin J. King
John Henry (later Cardinal) Newman is mostly recognized to were dedicated to examining the Church Fathers. during this quantity, Benjamin King attracts on archive in addition to released fabric to discover how Newman interpreted particular Fathers at varied classes of his lifestyles. King attracts connections among the Alexandrian Fathers Newman was once studying and the advance of his proposal. This research indicates that it used to be occasions in Newman's lifestyles that modified his interpretation of the Fathers, now not the translation of the Fathers that triggered Newman to alter his existence. King argues that Newman adapted his analyzing, 'trying on' the information of other Fathers to slot his personal wishes. An cutting edge comparability of Newman's translations of Athanasius of Alexandria, from 1842-44 and 1881, demonstrates that via 1881 the Cardinal was once swayed by way of the theology favourite by way of Pope Leo XIII. King unearths that even though Newman was once a debatable determine in his personal day, finally his view of the Fathers and their doctrines got here to be authorized through many students. This new exploration of his paintings, notwithstanding, indicates that the Cardinal's interpretation of the Fathers should be arguable this present day.
Athens and Sparta is a vital textbook for the research of Greek background. offering a accomplished account of the 2 key Greek powers within the years after 478 BC, it charts the increase of Athens from city-state to empire after the devastation of the Persian Wars, and the expanding tensions with their competitors, Sparta, culminating within the Peloponnesian Wars. in addition to the political background of the interval, it additionally bargains an perception into the notably various political structures of those superpowers, and explores facets of social historical past akin to Athenian democracy, existence in Sparta, and the lives of Athenian girls. greater than this notwithstanding, it encourages scholars to boost their serious abilities, guiding them in how to take into consideration background, demonstrating in a lucid means the suggestions utilized in examining the traditional resources.
In this new 3rd version, Anton Powell contains dialogue of the newest scholarship in this an important interval in Greek historical past. Its bibliography has been renewed, and for the 1st time it comprises a number of photos of Greek websites and archaeological gadgets mentioned within the textual content. Written in an available sort and protecting the main occasions of the interval – the increase to energy of Athens, the weird Spartan country, and their contention and eventual conflict in all out struggle – this can be a useful device for college kids of the historical past of Greece within the 5th century BC.
By Christopher Bigsby, Don B. Wilmeth
Quantity starts off within the post-Civil conflict interval and strains the improvement of yankee theater as much as 1945. It discusses the function of vaudeville, ecu affects, the increase of the Little Theater flow, altering audiences, modernism, the Federal Theater move, significant actors and the increase of the big name process, and the achievements of striking playwrights. This quantity locations American theater in its social, financial, and political context.