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The History of the Port of London: A Vast Emporium of All Nations free ebook

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The History of the Port of London: A Vast Emporium of All Nations

ISBN: 1473860377 | 2017 | EPUB | 256 Pages | 5 MB

The River Thames has been integral to the prosperity of London since Roman times. Explorers sailed away on voyages of discovery to distant lands. Colonies were established and a great empire grew. Funding their ships and cargoes helped make the City of London into the world's leading financial center. In the 19th century a vast ne

Secretaries and Statecraft in the Early Modern World

English | ISBN: 1474402232 | 2016 | 321 Pages | PDF | 6 MB

One of the prominent themes of the political history of the 16th and 17th centuries is the waxing influence officials in the exercise of state power, particularly in international relations, as it became impossible for monarchs to stay on top of the increasingly complex demands of ruling.

Encompassing a variety of cultural an

Elizabethan and Jacobean Reappropriation in Contemporary British Drama: 'Upstart Crows' (Adaptation in Theatre and Performance)

English | 2 Dec. 2017 | ISBN: 1137444525 | 208 Pages | PDF | 2.43 MB

This book examines British playwrights' responses to the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries since 1945, from Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead to Sarah Kane's Blasted and Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem. Using the work of Julie Sanders and others working in the fields of Adaptation Studies and intert

Chair (Objekt) free ebook

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Chair (Objekt)

English | August 2nd, 2013 | ASIN: B00EAPS4RW, ISBN: 1861897588 | 224 Pages | EPUB | 20.81 MB

The chair-you're likely sitting in one right now. Yet, despite its common presence in offices, restaurants, and homes, we very rarely stop to think about the origins of the chair and its place in culture. After all, the human body is actually more suited to sitting on the ground than on

The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London

English | July 15th, 2014 | ASIN: B00HY09X66, ISBN: 1250040213, 1250068266 | 698 Pages | EPUB | 9.97 MB

From the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author of The Invention of Murder, an extraordinary, revelatory portrait of everyday life on the streets of Dickens' London.

The nineteenth century was a time of unprecedented change, and nowhere was this m

Comrades: A Local History of the Black Panther Party (Blacks in the Diaspo)

ISBN: 0253349281, 0253219302 | 2008 | EPUB | 310 Pages | 2 MB
The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was founded in Oakland, California, in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. It was perhaps the most visible of the Black Power groups in the late 60s and early 70s, not least because of its confrontational politics, its rejection of nonviolence, and its headline-catching, gun-toting militan