The Creation of the Common Law

The Medieval Year Books Deciphered

Author: Thomas Alan Lund

Publisher: Lawbook Exchange, Limited

ISBN: 9781616195045

Category: History

Page: 371

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Lund, Thomas. The Creation of the Common Law: The Medieval Year Books Deciphered. xx, 371 pp. Clark, NJ: Talbot Publishing (an imprint of The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.), February 2015. ISBN-13: 9781616195045.ISBN-10: 1616195045. Hardcover.
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Cultural Exchange and Identity in Late Medieval Ireland

The English and Irish of the Four Obedient Shires

Author: Sparky Booker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107128080

Category: History

Page: 336

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Examines the complex interactions between English and Irish neighbours in the 'four obedient shires' and how this shaped English identity.
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A Material History of Medieval and Early Modern Ciphers

Cryptography and the History of Literacy

Author: Katherine Ellison,Susan Kim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135197307X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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The first cultural history of early modern cryptography, this collection brings together scholars in history, literature, music, the arts, mathematics, and computer science who study ciphering and deciphering from new materialist, media studies, cognitive studies, disability studies, and other theoretical perspectives. Essays analyze the material forms of ciphering as windows into the cultures of orality, manuscript, print, and publishing, revealing that early modern ciphering, and the complex history that preceded it in the medieval period, not only influenced political and military history but also played a central role in the emergence of the capitalist media state in the West, in religious reformation, and in the scientific revolution. Ciphered communication, whether in etched stone and bone, in musical notae, runic symbols, polyalphabetic substitution, algebraic equations, graphic typographies, or literary metaphors, took place in contested social spaces and offered a means of expression during times of political, economic, and personal upheaval. Ciphering shaped the early history of linguistics as a discipline, and it bridged theological and scientific rhetoric before and during the Reformation. Ciphering was an occult art, a mathematic language, and an aesthetic that influenced music, sculpture, painting, drama, poetry, and the early novel. This collection addresses gaps in cryptographic history, but more significantly, through cultural analyses of the rhetorical situations of ciphering and actual solved and unsolved medieval and early modern ciphers, it traces the influences of cryptographic writing and reading on literacy broadly defined as well as the cultures that generate, resist, and require that literacy. This volume offers a significant contribution to the history of the book, highlighting the broader cultural significance of textual materialities.
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The Devil's Cloth

A History of Stripes

Author: Michel Pastoureau

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743453264

Category: History

Page: 144

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A French scholar and author of Blue: The History of a Color presents a witty cultural and social history of stripes, from the medieval prejudice against stripes to the present day, looking at the frequently negative attitude and connotations of stripes. Reprint.
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American Wildlife Law

Author: Thomas Alan Lund

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520038837

Category: Law

Page: 179

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Probes the roots, development, and constitutional limits of wildlife law in the United States, with attention to state and federal policies as well as needed changes in light of economic and ecological concerns
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History of Western Philosophy

Collectors Edition

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135692912

Category: Philosophy

Page: 728

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Now in a special gift edition, and featuring a brand new foreword by Anthony Gottlieb, this is a dazzlingly unique exploration of the works of significant philosophers throughout the ages and a definitive must-have title that deserves a revered place on every bookshelf.
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The Life and Letters of Leslie Stephen

Author: Frederic William Maitland,Leslie Stephen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110804817X

Category: History

Page: 534

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The biography, published in 1906, of the leading Victorian literary figure and founding Editor of the Dictionary of National Biography.
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Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Signal

ISBN: 9780771038518

Category:

Page: 464

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Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. 100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo Sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical -- and sometimes devastating -- breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.
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A Little History of the World

Author: E. H. Gombrich

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300132076

Category: History

Page: 304

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E. H. Gombrich’s bestselling history of the world for young readers tells the story of mankind from the Stone Age to the atomic bomb, focusing not on small detail but on the sweep of human experience, the extent of human achievement, and the depth of its frailty. The product of a generous and humane sensibility, this timeless account makes intelligible the full span of human history. In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of man from the stone age to the atomic bomb. In between emerges a colorful picture of wars and conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and limitations of science. This is a text dominated not by dates and facts, but by the sweep of mankind’s experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity’s achievements and an acute witness to its frailties.
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An Introduction to the American Legal System

Author: John M. Scheb,Hemant Sharma

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

ISBN: 9781454808961

Category: Law

Page: 526

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The Second Edition of this successful text, An Introduction to the American Legal System, continues to offer an accessible, practical overview of the American Legal System. It introduces students to legal concepts, procedures, and principles while giving them a solid grounding in important areas of substantive law as well as in legal history. Among the features that make this text such an excellent teaching tool: organization into four parts progresses logically from the origins of the law through legislation and procedure Part I, Foundation of the Legal System, sets forth the fundamental concepts of the law and examines the historical development of the legal system Part II, Substance of the Law, provides an overview of constitutional law, criminal law, torts, property, contracts, business, and family law Part III, The Legal Process, surveys civil and criminal procedure Part IV, Legislative and Administrative Developments in the Law, covers legislation and administrative law concise "Cases in Point" illustrate the applicability of the law to real world issues capture student interest questions in every chapter stimulate thought and classroom discussion a strong pedagogy includes learning objectives, chapter outlines, and a glossary New to the Second Edition: expanded coverage of torts and property law increased focus on crimes and criminal procedure new and expanded discussion of the PATRIOT Act, including new amendments and results of recent litigation, as well as material on terrorism and immigration offenses updated cases include new, hot-button cases, such as "Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, Crawford v. Washington" on the admissibility of hearsay evidence in criminal cases an expanded section on battered woman syndrome and battered child syndrome Appendices on how to find the law and how to brief a case
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History of France

Author: Jules Michelet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: France

Page: N.A

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The Genesis One Code

Author: Daniel Friedman,Rabbi Assistant Professor of Neurology Assistant Professor of Neurology Assistant Professor of Neurology Daniel Friedman

Publisher: Daniel Friedmann

ISBN: 1935764276

Category: Creationism

Page: 220

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"The Genesis One Code" offers a careful examination of the relationship between scientific theory and biblical teaching. The book targets the origins debate from a fresh perspective informed by scientific and spiritual research and demonstrates an alignment between the dates of key events described in Genesis 1 and 2 with those derived from scientific theory and observation.
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The Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies

Author: Javier Munoz-Basols,Manuel Delgado Morales,Laura Lonsdale

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317487311

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 717

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"The Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies takes an important place in the scholarly landscape by bringing together a compelling collection of essays that reflect the evolving ways in which researchers think and write about the Iberian Peninsula. Features include: A comprehensive approach to the different languages and cultural traditions of the Iberian Peninsula; -- Five chronological sections spanning the period from the Middle Ages to the 21st century; -- A state-of-the-art account of the field, reaffirming Iberian Studies as a dynamic and evolving discipline with promising areas for future research; -- An array of topics of an interdisciplinary nature (history and politics, language and literature, cultural studies and visual arts), focusing on the cultural distinctiveness of Iberian traditions; -- New perspectives and avenues of inquiry that aim to promote a comparative mode within Iberian Studies and Hispanism. The fifty authoritative, original essays will provide readers with a diverse cross-section of texts that will enrich their knowledge of Iberian Studies from an international perspective"--
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The Year Books

Author: William Craddock Bolland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107537029

Category: Law

Page: 98

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Originally published in 1921, this book presents the content of a series of lectures on the Year Books delivered in the University of London at the request of the Faculty of Laws. The text gives a concise introduction to the Year Books, providing information on their role in the development of the English legal system and importance as historical documents. Three lectures are contained and an introduction is also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the Year Books, law reports and legal history.
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Blown to Bits

Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion

Author: Harold Abelson,Ken Ledeen,Harry R. Lewis

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0137135599

Category: Computers

Page: 366

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Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to-the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries-old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Can you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn't the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? Blown to Bits offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real-life stories. This book is a wake-up call To The human consequences of the digital explosion.
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The Medieval Manuscript Book

Author: Michael Johnston,Michael Van Dussen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107066190

Category: History

Page: 320

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Situates the medieval manuscript within its cultural contexts, with chapters by experts in bibliographical and theoretical approaches to manuscript study.
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Glass Half Full

The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession

Author: Benjamin H. Barton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190205563

Category: Law

Page: 320

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"A counterintuitive and optimistic reconsideration of the crisis in the American legal profession"--
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The Barbarian's Beverage

A History of Beer in Ancient Europe

Author: Max Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134386729

Category: History

Page: 224

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Comprehensive and detailed, this is the first ever study of ancient beer and its distilling, consumption and characteristics Examining evidence from Greek and Latin authors from 700 BC to AD 900, the book demonstrates the important technological as well as ideological contributions the Europeans made to beer throughout the ages. The study is supported by textual and archaeological evidence and gives a fresh and fascinating insight into an aspect of ancient life that has fed through to modern society and which stands today as one of the world’s most popular beverages. Students of ancient history, classical studies and the history of food and drink will find this an useful and enjoyable read.
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