The Barbary Pirates 15th 17th Centuries

Author: Angus Konstam
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472815459
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For the best part of three centuries the 'corsairs' or pirates from the 'Barbary' coasts of North Africa dominated the Western and Central Mediterranean. They made forays far into the Atlantic, preying on the shipping and coastal settlements across Christian Europe, ranging from Greece to West Africa and the British Isles. In the absence of organized European navies they seldom faced serious opposition, and the scope of their raiding was remarkable. As well as piracy and slave-raiding they fought as privateers, sharing their spoils with the rulers of the port-cities that provided them with ships, men, and a ready market. This book examines their development and their style of fighting, chronicles their achievements and failures, and illustrates their appearance and that of their ships, explaining why they were so feared and effective.

The Sultan S Renegades

Author: Tobias P. Graf
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198791437
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The figure of the renegade - a European Christian or Jew who had converted to Islam and was now serving the Ottoman sultan - is omnipresent in all genres produced by those early modern Christian Europeans who wrote about the Ottoman Empire.0"The sultan's renegades" inserts these 'foreign' converts into the context of Ottoman elite life to reorient the discussion of these individuals away from the present focus on their exceptionality, towards a qualified appreciation of their place in the Ottoman imperial enterprise and the Empire's relations with its neighbours in Christian Europe. Drawing heavily on Central European sources, this study highlights the deep political, religious, and cultural entanglements between the Ottoman Empire and Christian Europe beyond the Mediterranean Basin as the 'shared world' par excellence.

World History

Author: Candice Goucher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135088152
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World History: Journeys from Past to Present uses common themes to present an integrated and comprehensive survey of human history from its origins to the present day. By weaving together thematic and regional perspectives in coherent chronological narratives, Goucher and Walton transform the overwhelming sweep of the human past into a truly global story that is relevant to the contemporary issues of our time. Revised and updated throughout, the second edition of this innovative textbook combines clear chronological progression with thematically focused chapters. In this volume, chapters are divided into three parts as follows: PART 4. BRIDGING WORLDS (1300-1800 CE) PART 5. TRANSFORMING LIVES (1500-1900) PART 6. FORGING A GLOBAL COMMUNITY (1800- Present) The expanded new edition boasts an impressive full-color design with a host of illustrations, maps and primary source excerpts integrated throughout. Chapter opening timelines supply context for the material ahead, while end of chapter questions and annotated additional resources provide students with the tools for independent study. Each chapter and part boasts introductory and summary essays that explain and guide the reader in comprehending the relevant theme. In addition, the companion website offers a range of resources including an interactive historical timeline, an indispensable study skills section for students, tips for teaching and learning thematically, and PowerPoint slides, lecture material and discussion questions in a password protected area for instructors. This textbook provides a basic introduction for all students of World History, while at the same time incorporating the thematic perspectives that encourage critical thinking, link to globally relevant contemporary issues, and stimulate further study.

The Great Republic

Author: Bernard Bailyn
Publisher: Not Avail
ISBN: 9780669075465
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The History Of Government From The Earliest Times Empires Monarchies And The Modern State

Author: Samuel Edward Finer
Publisher:
ISBN:
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No one has hitherto had the breadth of imagination and intellectual boldness to describe and analyse government throughout recorded history and throughout the world. This unique study of government is the culmination of the work of the late S. E. Finer, one of the leading political scientistsof the twentieth century. Ranging over 5,000 years, from the Sumerian city state to the modern European nation state, five themes emerge: state-building, military formats, belief systems, social stratification, and timespan. The three volumes examine both representative and exceptional polities, and focus on politicalelites of different types. Empires, Monarchies, and the Modern State (Books Four and Five) opens with Tokugawa Japan and thence reviews the evidence of Ch'ing, Ottoman, and Mughal Empires, before turning to facets of the re-creation, 'modernization', and transplantation of the European state model. It concludes with thesynoptic review of 'Pathways to the Modern State'. Professor Finer's cogent descriptive analysis offers both an invaluable reference resource and an exhilarating journey across time and space.

The Essential World History

Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534627140
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(Volume I: To 1800 contains Chapters 1-17; Volume II: Since 1400 contains Chapters 13-29; To 1400 contains Chapters 1-12) Part III: THE EMERGENCE OF NEW WORLD PATTERNS (1400-1800). 1. Renewal, Reform, and State Building in Europe. 2. New Encounters: The Creation of a World Market. 3. The Muslim Empires. 4. The East Asian World 5. The West on the Eve of a New World Order. Part IV: MODERN PATTERNS OF WORLD HISTORY (1800-1945). 6. The Beginnings of Modernization: Industrialization and Nationalism, 1800-1870. 7. The Emergence of Mass Society in the Western World. 8. The High Tide of Imperialism. 9. Shadows over the Pacific: East Asia Under Challenge. 10. The Beginning of the Twentieth-Century Crisis: War and Revolution. 11. Nationalism, Revolution, and Dictatorship: Africa, Asia, and Latin America from 1919 to 1939. 12. The Crisis Deepens: World War II. Part V: TOWARD A GLOBAL CIVILIZATION? THE WORLD SINCE 1945. 13. In the Grip of the Cold War: The Breakdown of the Yalta System. 14. Brave New World: Communism on Trial. 15. Europe and the Western Hemisphere Since 1945. 16. Challenges of Nation Building in Africa and the Middle East. 17. Toward the Pacific Century? Glossary. Pronunciation Guide.

Time Almanac 2005

Author: Editors of Time Magazine
Publisher: Time Almanac
ISBN: 9781932273588
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A guide to worldwide statistics includes facts on science, politics, and consumer affairs, sports coverage, travel information, weather data, and facts concerning a wide range of additional subjects.