Download E-books The Quiet Revolutionaries: How the Grey Nuns Changed the Social Welfare Paradigm of Lewiston, Maine (Studies in American Popular History and Culture) PDF

The publication acknowledges the achievements through a nineteenth-century neighborhood of girls spiritual, the gray Nuns of Lewiston, Maine. The founding in their sanatorium used to be major in its time because the first medical institution in that manufacturing facility urban; and is critical this day if one wants a extra exact and inclusive historical past of girls and healthcare in the US. the truth that this group lived in a antagonistic, Protestant-dominated, commercial atmosphere whereas submerged in a French-Canadian Catholic global of ethnicity, culture and paternalism makes their accomplishments extra compelling.

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Download E-books Foreign armour in England PDF

This booklet is a duplicate, made out of electronic pictures of the unique. It used to be scanned on the college of Toronto Libraries and should include defects, lacking pages or blemishes as a result of the unique resource content material. The UT libraries have labored with quite a few electronic companions to supply the absolute best patron adventure and desire you benefit from the effects.

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Download E-books The Longest War: Northern Ireland's Troubled History PDF

By Marc Mulholland

"The problems" in Northern eire have proved to be essentially the most intractable conflicts in Europe because the moment international struggle, regularly attracting foreign recognition, fairly from the U.S.. This hugely readable exploration of the vital concerns and debates approximately Northern eire units them within the historic context of enormous quantities of years of clash. It introduces the entire key figures and organisations concerned about present violent and political conflicts and tackles many questions, similar to: What money owed for the perpetuation of ethnic and spiritual clash in eire? Why has armed violence confirmed so tough to manage? who're the key figures and concerns within the clash? will we anticipate extra "Northern Irelands" sooner or later? A concise, trustworthy creation to the old and present scenario, this ebook is perfect examining for somebody eager to recognize extra in regards to the political weather of Northern eire.

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Download E-books Twilight Over England PDF

Twilight Over England used to be written through William Joyce in early 1940; that's, almost immediately after Britain's announcement of warfare opposed to Germany. most of the time referred to as Lord Haw-Haw, the British 'traitor' who labored for German radio, there has been even more to Joyce than the nature portrayed by means of Allied propaganda and post-war vengeance. right here Joyce explains his belief of a in particular British nationwide Socialism, his dedication to Crown and Empire, and the background of England's takeover by way of foreign finance, the true enemy of all countries. He exhibits in a fashion very proper to the current, the methods wherein the foreign bankers paintings, why they pressured a battle on Germany, and the improvement of unfastened exchange capitalism, the procedure that has persevered to interfere on each nook of the area with ever extra aggression due to the fact its victory in 1945. the fees of treason and his placing are thought of opposed to the truth that he used to be by no means a British citizen, and the legality of his execution is still hugely contentious. an intensive advent by way of Kerry Bolton backgrounds Joyce's lifestyles, and demonstrate the braveness, honour, humanity and idealism of Joyce's personality.

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Download E-books Times of Bede: Studies in Early English Christian Society and its Historian PDF

By Patrick Wormald

Written by means of the overdue Patrick Wormald, one of many prime specialists on Bede’s lifestyles and paintings over a 30-year interval, this e-book is a suite of experiences on Bede and early English Christian society.

  • A choice of experiences on Bede, the best historian of the English heart a while, and the early English church.
  • Integrates the spiritual, highbrow, political and social background of the English of their first Christian centuries.
  • Looks at how Bede and different writers charted the institution of a Christian neighborhood inside a warrior society.
  • Features the 1st map of all identified or most probably early Christian groups in England.
  • Includes plans and illustrations of the best early Christian church in England at Brixworth.
  • An appendix considers Bede’s remedy of St. Hilda, the 1st nice English lady saint.

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Download E-books Bishop and Chapter in Twelfth-Century England: A Study of the 'Mensa Episcopalis' (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series) PDF

This booklet is a research of the reformation in ecclesiastical politics in twelfth-century England wherein the cathedral bankruptcy, by way of steadily gaining keep an eye on of extra of its personal wealth and assets, elevated its strength and emerged as a neighborhood mostly autonomous of the bishop. the tale illuminates a tremendous interval within the inner lifetime of the Church, whilst the responsibilities and rights of people and associations have been being given ever extra specified definition, and whilst new perspectives on Church doctrine and canon legislations, in addition to on royal and papal pursuits, turned the fear of some of the prime ecclesiastics of the day.

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Download E-books Frommer's London 2011 (Frommer's Color Complete) PDF

By Danforth Prince

  • Hundreds of colour photos

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  • Candid studies of motels and restaurants,plus points of interest, buying, and nightlife

  • Itineraries, strolling excursions, and trip-planning principles

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Download E-books Journal of Medieval Military History: Volume III PDF

By Kelly DeVries, Clifford J. Rogers

Quantity III of De Re Militari's annual magazine once more levels greatly in its chronological and geographic scope, from John France's article at the proof which early medieval Saints' Lives offer relating war to Sergio Mantovani's exam of the letters of an Italian captain on the very finish of the center a while, and from Spain (Nicolas Agrait's examine of early-fourteenth-century Castilian army constructions) to the japanese Danube (Carroll Gillmor's miraculous reason behind one among Charlemagne's maximum setbacks). Thematic methods variety from "traditional", notwithstanding revisionist in content material, crusade analyses (of Sir Thomas Dagworth, by means of Clifford J. Rogers, and of Matilda of Tuscany, by means of Valerie Eads), to tightly concentrated reports of a unmarried record (Kelly DeVries on armed forces logistics within the 15th century), to debatable, must-read checks of the broadest themes in medieval army heritage (Stephen Morillo and Richard Abels on switch vs. continuity from Roman occasions; J. F. Verbruggen at the significance of cavalry.)

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Download E-books The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings PDF

With settlements stretching throughout an enormous expanse and with legends in their exploits extending even farther, the Vikings have been the main far-flung and feared humans in their time. but the archaeological and historic files are so scant that the genuine nature of Viking civilization is still shrouded in mystery.

In this richly illustrated quantity, twelve best students draw at the newest learn and archaeological facts to supply the clearest photo but of this fabled humans. portray a desirable portrait of the impacts that the "Northmen" had on overseas lands, the individuals hint Viking tours to the British Islands, Russia, Greenland, and the northern tip of Newfoundland, which the Vikings referred to as "Vinlund." We meet the nice Viking kings: from King Godfred, King of the Danes, who led campaigns opposed to Charlemagne in Saxony, to King Harald Bluetooth, the 1st of the Christian rulers, who helped unify Scandinavia and brought a contemporary infrastructure of bridges and roads. the quantity additionally seems to be on the daily social lifetime of the Vikings, describing their nearly spiritual reverence for boats and boat-building, and their deep bond with the ocean that remains seen within the etymology of such English phrases as "anchor," "boat," "rudder," and "fishing," all of which might be traced again to previous Norse roots. yet possibly most significantly, the publication is going far in the direction of answering the age-old query of who those interesting humans were.

From sagas to shipbuilding, from funeral rites to the fur alternate, this wonderful quantity is an fundamental consultant to the Viking world.

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Download E-books Atlantic Wall: Channel Islands: Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark (Battleground Europe) PDF

While the Germans didn't achieve invading Britain in the course of global battle II, they occupied a few islands within the English Channel. The English inhabitants persevered to guide rather common lives, whereas the German occupiers equipped the most huge fortifications of the second one international conflict. because the battle advanced, British commandos made occasional assaults, leading to harsher stipulations at the islands. The German garrisons have been absolutely remoted by way of the D-Day landings, yet controlled to carry on during the following iciness to give up in may perhaps 1945. the writer, a popular army historian, examines those questions with whole candor, as well as his research of the well-known fortifications. all the wartime occasions and the islands and their fortifications as they're this day are coated within the well known Battleground Europe sort, with illustrations, maps and then-and-now photos.

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