The Olmecs

Author: Richard A. Diehl
ISBN: 9780500285039
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The most modern and complete overview of Olmec culture, its accomplishments and impact on later Mexican civilizations, hailed by Michael Coe as the first truly complete and authoritative account of this 3,000-year-old culture, is fast becoming the standard work on the subject.

British Military History For Dummies

Author: Bryan Perrett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470061916
Size: 44.55 MB
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A plain-English guide to Britons in battle, from the Roman invasion to the ongoing Iraqi war Charging through the Britain's military past, this accessible guide brings to life the battles and wars that shaped the history of Britain-and the world. The book profiles commanders, explains strategies and tactics, and covers key developments in weaponry and technology.

Australian Convict Sites

ISBN: 9780642553904
Size: 11.81 MB
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The Australian Convict Sites is the name of the nominated property and comprises 11 sites across the continent of Australia. The sites are representative of the global phenomenon of convictism and its association with global developments in the punishment of crime in the modern era. The 11 sites are the pre-eminent examples of Australia's rich convict history with more than 3,000 convict sites remaining around Australia.

So Long A Letter

Author: Mariama Bâ
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435905552
Size: 29.24 MB
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An intense and poised novel in the form of a letter written by Ramatoulaye, who has recently been widowed.

National Identities And International Relations

Author: Richard Ned Lebow
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316721078
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Identity is the master variable for many constructivist scholars of international politics. In this comparative study, Richard Ned Lebow shows that states do not have identities any more than people do. Leaders, peoples, and foreign actors seek to impose national identifications consistent with their political projects and psychological needs. These identifications are multiple, fluid and rise in importance as a function of priming and context. Leaders are at least as likely to invoke national identifications as rationalizations for policies pursued for other reasons as they are to be influenced by them. National identifications are nevertheless important because they invariably stress the alleged uniqueness of a people and its country, and are a principal means of seeking status and building self-esteem. Lebow tracks the relative appeal of these principles, the ways in which they are constructed, how they influence national identifications, and how they in turn affect regional and international practices.

Mexico From The Olmecs To The Aztecs

Author: Michael D. Coe
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500771596
Size: 57.41 MB
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“Masterly. . . . The complexities of Mexico’s ancient cultures are perceptively presented and interpreted.” —Library Journal Michael D. Coe’s Mexico has long been recognized as the most readable and authoritative introduction to the region’s ancient civilizations. This companion to his best-selling The Maya has now been revised by Professor Coe and Rex Koontz. The seventh edition incorporates new findings in a number of disciplines. The solution to the long-standing puzzle of the origin of maize-farming has at last been solved, and spectacular new discoveries shed light on Mexico’s earliest civilization, the Olmec culture. At the great city of Teotihuacan, recent investigations in the earliest monumental pyramid indicate the antiquity of certain sacrificial practices and the symbolism of the pyramid. Expanded information on the Huastec region of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico is included, while discoveries in the sacred precinct of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan have led to a refined understanding of the history and symbolism of this hallowed area.