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Download E-books A More Perfect Constitution: Why the Constitution Must Be Revised: Ideas to Inspire a New Generation PDF

The political ebook of the 12 months, from the acclaimed founder and director of the guts for politics on the collage of Virginia.

A extra excellent Constitution offers artistic and dynamic proposals from the most visionary and fertile political minds of our time to reinvigorate our structure and American governance at a time whilst such switch is urgently wanted, given the becoming disorder and unfairness of our political process . Combining idealism and pragmatism, and with complete recognize for the unique rfile, Larry Sabato's thought-provoking principles variety from the size of the president's time period in workplace and the quantity and phrases of preferrred courtroom justices to the vagaries of the antiquated Electoral university, and a compelling demand common nationwide service―all laced via with the background at the back of every one suggestion and the aptitude impression at the lives of normal humans. acutely aware that such adjustments will not take place simply, yet that the unique Framers totally anticipated the structure to be on a regular basis revised, Sabato urges us to have interaction within the debate and dialogue his principles would certainly engender. in the course of a presidential election yr, no ebook is extra appropriate or major than this.

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Download E-books 德川家康05:龙争虎斗(Tokugawa Ieyasu, Book 5) PDF

By 山冈庄八

作者:(日本)山冈庄八 译者:岳远坤 陈都伟

山冈庄八(1907-1978),日本著名历史小说家,著有《德川家康》、《织田信长》、《丰臣秀吉》、《伊达政宗》等,作品规模宏大,运笔细腻生动,代表了日本历史小说的最高成就。逝世后,因其杰出成就,被追授瑞宝勋章。
《德川家康》洋洋五百五十万言,将日本战国中后期织田信长、武田信玄、德川家康、丰臣秀吉等群雄并起的历史苍劲地铺展开来。在这样一个英雄辈出的时代,德川家康最终脱颖而出,结束战国烽烟,开启三百年太平盛世。作品展现了德川家康作为乱世终结者和盛世开创者丰满、曲折、传奇的一生,书中每一行每一页都充满着智慧与杀伐、谋略与权术、天道与玄机!它不仅成为商战兵法、政略宝典、兵家必备,更是不朽的励志传奇。
本书历时十八年始得完成,图书出版后,一时洛阳纸贵,掀起极大反响,日本前首相中曾根康弘要求日本内阁成员必读《德川家康》;经营之神、日本松下电器创建人松下幸之助要求松下员工必读《德川家康》;美国前驻日大使赖世和说:“要了解日本、超越日本,必须先了解德川家康。”著名史学家、作家柏杨先生则认为:“中国有两部书可以和<德川家康》相比,一是《资治通鉴》,一是《三国演义》。”

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Download E-books The Problem of the Poor in Tudor and Early Stuart England (Lancaster Pamphlets) PDF

By A.L. Beier

This pamphlet examines fresh examine into the negative legislation of Tudor and Stuart England. Dr Beier asks the query ‘who have been the poor?’ and in answering it locations the ‘problem of the terrible’ in its historic context, studying it with regards to medieval provisions for facing poverty. He indicates how a ways laws was once motivated through fiscal adjustments, through rules approximately poverty and by means of the pursuits of the legislators themselves. Dr Beier evaluates the various interpretations of the negative legislation, from those that have visible them as an early ‘welfare kingdom’ to people who have thought of them to be the manifestation of a ‘Protestant ethic’. the main poor-law statues are summarized in an appendix, and there's a beneficial bibliography.

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Download E-books Histoire De La Pensée économique PDF

By Gérard Marie Henry

L'auteur disclose les grands axes de los angeles pensée économique contemporaine dans l. a. première partie de l'ouvrage (échanges, loi de l'offre et los angeles demande, marchés financiers, intervention de lÉtat, etc.), l. a. seconde partie étant consacrée à l'étude de los angeles pensée des grands théoriciens de l'économie, d'Adam Smith, considéré comme l'inspirateur de toutes les écoles de pensée, à Malthus (précurseur de Keynes), en passant par Ricardo, Say, Mill, Marx, Jevons, Walras, Marshall, Weber et l'école allemande, Veblen et "l'institutionnalisme", Wicksel et los angeles naissance de l. a. macro-économie, Fisher et l'illusion monétaire, Schumpeter et l'essence du développement, le socialisme, Samuelson ou Friedman. En end, il examine l. a. crise actuelle à travers les "nouveaux classiques" et les "nouveaux keynésiens".

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Download E-books The Invisible History of the Rosicrucians: The World's Most Mysterious Secret Society PDF

By Tobias Churton

The 1st entire historic and philosophical research into the “invisible fraternity” of the Rosicrucians

• comprises the newest study at the origins of the Rosicrucian circulate

• provides the binds among Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, and the Templars

• Written through a “perfected” Knight of the Rose Croix and the Pelican (18th measure, historic and authorised ceremony)

For approximately four hundred years, significant myths and tales were woven round the “invisible” Brothers of the Rose pass, the Rosicrucians. it truly is acknowledged that they possessed the key of guy and God, that they can flip lead into gold, that they ruled Europe in mystery, that theirs was once the genuine philosophy of Freemasonry, and they may possibly save--or destroy--the global. In The Invisible historical past of the Rosicrucians, Tobias Churton, a “perfected” Knight of the Rose Croix and the Pelican (18th measure, historic and authorized Rite), offers the 1st definitive old and philosophical view of this mysterious brotherhood.

Starting at its beginnings in Germany in 1603, Churton unveils the reality at the back of the advanced tale that underlies the Rosicrucian circulation. He explains its goal, the explanations of its earliest creators, and the manifestos “accidentally” released within the seventeenth century that emerged at exactly the time while sleek technological know-how was once rising. He info the folks who encouraged its development--including Johannes Kepler, Robert Fludd, and Sir Francis Bacon--and the binds among the Rosicrucians, Freemasons, and Templars. He additionally indicates how Rosicrucianism formed the mythology and religious awareness of either North and South the USA and divulges that there are various Rosicrucian fraternities nonetheless energetic through the global this day.

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Download E-books Sabaudian Studies: Political Culture, Dynasty, & Territory, 1400–1700 (Early Modern Studies, Volume 12) PDF

This choice of interdisciplinary essays introduces the historical past and tradition of the lands governed through the sovereign apartment of Savoy throughout the past due medieval and early sleek classes, territories now a part of France, Italy, and Switzerland. as the Sabaudian nation-states have been geographically, linguistically, and culturally various and didn't evolve right into a unmarried glossy countryside, their early historical past has been missed by means of historians whose views have been usually trained via a slim, nationwide framework.

An foreign workforce of students deals new examine that de-provincializes some of the latest wealthy scholarly checks of the ancient value of those lands, which have been vital for rulers and topics all through early glossy Europe. the amount explores the idea that of “Sabaudian studies” and identifies historiographic advancements and present tendencies within the box. starting with the geography and the background of the world, the essays learn Sabaudian political tradition (diplomatic perform, judicial associations, and political thought), dynastic illustration (court fairs and celebrations, and the projection of dynastic status out of the country, with consciousness to the sacred history of the house), and territorial domination (its monetary, spiritual, feudal, and composite dimensions).

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Download E-books Charlemagne PDF

By Derek Wilson

An soaking up biography of the nice chief who used to be the bridge among old and glossy Europe — the 1st significant learn in additional than twenty-five years.Charlemagne used to be a unprecedented determine: an creative army strategist, a smart yet ruthless chief, a crafty baby-kisser, and a religious believer who ensured the survival of Christianity within the West. He additionally believed himself above the principles of the church, siring bastards throughout Europe, and coldly ordering the execution of 4,500 prisoners. Derek Wilson indicates how this complex, attention-grabbing guy married the army may perhaps of his military to the religious strength of the Church in Rome, thereby forging Western Christendom. it is a impressive portrait of Charlemagne and of the complicated political, non secular, and cultural global he ruled.

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Download E-books The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean PDF

By David Abulafia

Positioned on the intersection of Europe, Asia, and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea has been for millenia where the place religions, economies, and political structures met, clashed, prompted and absorbed each other. David Abulafia deals a clean viewpoint via targeting the ocean itself: its sensible significance for shipping and sustenance; its dynamic function within the upward thrust and fall of empires; and the extraordinary forged of characters--sailors, retailers, migrants, pirates, pilgrims--who have crossed and recrossed it.

Ranging from prehistory to the twenty first century, The nice Sea is in particular the background of human interplay throughout a zone that has introduced jointly a few of the nice civilizations of antiquity in addition to the rival empires of medieval and smooth instances. Interweaving significant political and naval advancements with the ebb and movement of exchange, Abulafia explores how advertisement festival within the Mediterranean created either rivalries and partnerships, with retailers appearing as intermediaries among cultures, buying and selling items that have been as unique on one facet of the ocean as they have been normal at the different. He stresses the impressive skill of Mediterranean cultures to uphold the civilizing excellent of convivencia, "living together," exemplified in medieval Spain, the place Christian theologians studied Arabic texts with the aid of Jewish and Muslim students, and traceable in the course of the historical past of the area.

Brilliantly written and sweeping in its scope, The nice Sea is itself as various and inclusive because the sector it describes, masking every little thing from the Trojan conflict, the historical past of piracy, and the good naval battles among Carthage and Rome to the Jewish Diaspora into Hellenistic worlds, the increase of Islam, the Grand excursions of the nineteenth century, and mass tourism of the twentieth. it truly is, briefly, a magnum opus, the definitive account of possibly the main bright theater of human interplay in history.

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Download E-books Inconvenient People: Lunacy, Liberty, and the Mad-Doctors in England PDF

By Sarah Wise

The phenomenon of fake allegations of psychological disorder is as previous as our first interactions as humans. each folks has defined someone else as loopy or insane, and so much we all have had sessions, moments at the least, of insanity. however it took the confluence of the legislations and clinical technology, mad-doctors, alienists, monks and barristers, to elevate the problem to a degree of “science,” in a position to getting used through conniving family members, “designing households” and scheming friends to break those who stumbled on themselves within the approach, humans whose removing may provide their survivors with cash or estate or different much less frivolous advantages. Girl Interrupted in just a up to date instance. And reversing this type of prognosis and incarceration grew to become progressively more tough, as even the main temperate try to depart those “homes” or “hospitals” used to be deemed “crazy.” stored in a madhouse, one grew to become a bit mad, as Jack Nicholson and Ken Kesey clarify in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.

In this unfortunately terrifying, emotionally relocating, and sometimes hilarious e-book, twelve instances of contested lunacy are provided as examples of the moving arguments concerning what constituted sanity and madness. they give specified perception into the fears of sexuality, inherited insanity, greed and fraud, until eventually public feeling shifted and grew to become opposed to the emerging alienists who could problem liberty and freedom of people that have been might be easily “difficult,” yet have been become sufferers of this unscrupulous trade.

This attention-grabbing ebook is stuffed with tales virtually most unlikely to think yet wildly attractive, a ebook one won't quickly forget.

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