By Robert Jones
From a life-long scholar of the medieval lengthy sword and medieval heritage comes a accomplished review of the Age of the Knights. Jones exhibits that at the back of the preferred photo of the knight in shining armor lies an international that's either extra complicated and extra attention-grabbing. have been knights glory-seeking, bloodthirsty thugs that lay ravage to the Holy Land or basic Christians serving their king? Jones explores the myths and controversies at the back of their battle-effectiveness and chivalric code. He additionally examines knighthood as a "career direction" and investigates the function of the knight in legislations and justice. Lavishly illustrated and drawing on infrequent first-hand money owed, this ebook finds the realm of the knight in all its tarnished glory.
British Social Attitudes: The 26th Report (British Social by Alison Park, John Curtice, Katarina Thomson, Miranda
By Alison Park, John Curtice, Katarina Thomson, Miranda Phillips, Elizabeth Clery, Sarah Butt
The once a year British Social Attitudes survey is conducted via Britain's biggest autonomous social study business enterprise, the nationwide Centre for Social examine. It offers an fundamental advisor to political and social concerns in modern Britain. This twenty sixth file summarises and translates info from the latest national survey, in addition to drawing useful comparisons with the findings of prior years to supply a richer photo and deeper knowing of adjusting British social values. The British Social Attitudes survey file is key studying for someone looking a consultant to the topical concerns and debates of this day or engaged in modern social and political examine.
By Greenville Kleiser
WITH AN advent via FRANK H. VIZETELLY LITT.D. LL.D.
By Alan F. J. Artibise
Publication by way of Artibise, Alan F. J.
By Grenville Kleiser
A pragmatic instruction manual of pertinent expressions, amazing similes, literary, advertisement, conversational, and oratorical phrases, for the embellishment of speech and literature, and the development of the vocabulary of these folks who learn, write and communicate English. through the yankee writer and previous teacher in public talking at Yale collage.
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By Ian N. Gregory
Ireland’s panorama is marked by means of fault traces of non secular, ethnic, and political identification that experience formed its afflicted background. Geographies maps this heritage through detailing the styles of swap in eire from sixteenth century makes an attempt to "plant" components of eire with dependable English Protestants to shield opposed to threats posed by way of indigenous Catholics, during the violence of the latter a part of the twentieth century and the increase of the "Celtic Tiger." The publication is worried with how a geography laid down within the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries resulted in an amalgam in keeping with spiritual trust, ethnic/national id, and political conviction that keeps to form the geographies of recent eire. bothered Geographies indicates how adjustments in spiritual association, identification, and territoriality have impacted Irish society in this interval. It explores the reaction of society normally and faith specifically to significant cultural shocks similar to the Famine and to long-term tactics akin to urbanization.
By Burton I. Kaufman, Diane Kaufman
U.S. military common Dwight D. Eisenhower first entered into the general public eye in the course of global warfare II because the ideally suited Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. In 1952, he was once elected because the thirty fourth President of the USA and served phrases. in the course of these phrases he oversaw the cease-fire of the Korean warfare, stored up the strain at the Soviet Union in the course of the chilly battle, made nuclear guns a better safeguard precedence, introduced the distance Race, enlarged the Social defense software, and started the Interstate street process. The A to Z of the Eisenhower period examines major members, businesses, and occasions in American political, financial, social, and cultural background in this period in American heritage. as well as the masses of cross-referenced dictionary entries on politics, economics, international relations, literature, technological know-how, activities, and pop culture, a chronology, introductory essay, and several other appendixes also are incorporated during this priceless reference.
By Philip A Mellor
`Philip Mellor's ambition is to avoid wasting sociology from itself…or to save lots of society from the sociologists. He has written a super polemic and theoretically wealthy argument opposed to the various trendy modern social theories that offer acquiescent 'post-societal' endorsements of the commercial and technological forces which are 'hollowing out' the non secular, ethical and human dimensions of societies. i'm vastly inspired' - Kenneth Thompson, Professor of Sociology on the Open college faith, Realism and Social idea demanding situations these modern sociologists who argue that the idea of 'society' is an superseded foundation for sociological research and as a substitute revitalizes the concept that sociology is really 'the learn of society'. via a daring and unique argument, Philip Mellor returns the human and non secular features of social lifestyles to the centre of social concept, drawing on an unlimited diversity of latest social theoretical literature within the technique. The book:" comprehensively reassesses what societies are" bargains an in depth critique of present failings in social concept" attracts out the spiritual underpinnings of social lifestyles" throws clean mild at the non secular, cultural and social conflicts that seem to bring in a brand new interval of worldwide disorderReligion, Realism and Social idea will stimulate debate among lecturers and scholars of sociology and social conception, cultural reports and the sociology of faith.