Englishness Identified ' Manners and Character 1650-1850 ' by Paul Langford

By Paul Langford

Among 1650 and 1850 perceptions of the English have been reworked, as a country of meant barbarians, lovers, and king-killers developed right into a international strength of political adulthood, imperial grandeur, and business may well. Englishness Identified lines the evolution of the so-called English nationwide personality in the course of the impressions and analyses of overseas observers, and relates it to English goals and anxieties in the course of a interval of fast swap.

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Managing Residential Care by John Burton

By John Burton

Handling Residential Care places ahead feedback for bettering the improvement of residential care via larger administration. prolonged examples and real looking case experiences all through reveal how managers can be successful and the way occasionally the robust forces of mismanagement can impede them.

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The Ending of Roman Britain by A.S. Esmonde Cleary

By A.S. Esmonde Cleary

Why did Roman Britain cave in? what kind of society succeeded it? How did the Anglo-Saxons take over? and the way some distance is the conventional view of a bloodbath of the local inhabitants a made of biased historic resources? this article explores what Britain used to be like within the 4th-century advert and appears at how this is often understood while positioned within the wider context of the western Roman Empire. details gained from archaeology instead of historical past is emphasised and results in an evidence of the autumn of Roman Britain. the writer additionally deals a few feedback in regards to the position of the post-Roman inhabitants within the formation of britain.

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CultureShock! Ecuador by Nicholas Crowder

By Nicholas Crowder

CultureShock! Ecuador is a needs to for somebody wishing to go to or settle in Ecuador. choked with crucial details, source courses and language assistance, this booklet covers each practicality, and offers an in-depth figuring out of the folks and tradition of this assorted nation that is additionally identified for its Panama hats and plenty of species of turtles. CultureShock! Ecuador is the excellent advisor that may lead you thru the ups and downs of settling into lifestyles during this interesting state and assist you to understand what it actually capacity to be in Ecuador.

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The Regions of France: A Reference Guide to History and by M. Wayne Northcutt

By M. Wayne Northcutt

This is often the only reference paintings that French academics, scholars, and librarians want for pupil assignments at the areas of France. A one-stop, easy-to-use reference consultant prepared via area, it deals in-depth and complete insurance of the cultural lifestyles (including food and recipes), customs, historical past, politics, and the economic climate of every area. there's no different reference paintings love it in both English or French. It makes the 22 areas of France obtainable to scholars and others drawn to glossy and modern France and is helping them to appreciate the complexities of France this day and the function of a number of the areas within the kingdom

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Golden-Silk Smoke: A History of Tobacco in China, 1550-2010 by Carol Benedict

By Carol Benedict

From the long-stemmed pipe to snuff, the water pipe, hand-rolled cigarettes, and at last, synthetic cigarettes, the background of tobacco in China is the attention-grabbing tale of a commodity that grew to become an indicator of recent mass consumerism. Carol Benedict follows the unfold of chinese language tobacco use from the 16th century, while it used to be brought to China from the recent global, throughout the improvement of commercialized tobacco cultivation, and to the current day. alongside the way in which, she analyzes the criteria that experience formed China's hugely gendered tobacco cultures, and exhibits how they've got developed inside a huge, comparative world-historical framework. Drawing from a wealth of old sources--gazetteers, literati jottings (biji), chinese language materia medica, Qing poetry, glossy brief tales, past due Qing and early Republican newspapers, commute memoirs, social surveys, ads, and more--Golden-Silk Smoke not just uncovers the lengthy and dynamic background of tobacco in China but additionally sheds new gentle on worldwide histories of style and consumption.

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The Shadow Puppet Theatre of Malaysia: A Study of Wayang by Beth Osnes

By Beth Osnes

This complete booklet explores the Malaysian type of shadow puppet theatre, highlighting its particular nature in the context of Southeast Asian and Asian shadow puppet theatre traditions. meant for a Western viewers no longer conversant in Asian functionality and practices, the textual content serves as a bridge to this hugely inventive shape. An in-depth exam of the Malaysian puppet culture is equipped, in addition to functionality scripts, designs for puppet characters, directions for making a shadow reveal, and simple instructions for functionality. one other part then considers the sensible, pedagogical, and moral matters that come up within the instructing of this artwork.

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Violent Crime: Assessing Race and Ethnic Differences by Darnell F. Hawkins

By Darnell F. Hawkins

Analysts have lengthy famous that a few societies have a lot better premiums of legal violence than others. the danger of being a sufferer or a wrongdoer of violent crime varies significantly from one person to a different. a few ethnic and racial teams were said to have larger premiums of violent offending and victimization than different teams in societies with ethnically and racially diversified populations. This sequence of essays explores the level and factors of racial and ethnic transformations in violent crime within the U.S. and several modern societies.

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Special Events: Event Leadership for a New World (The Wiley by Joe Goldblatt

By Joe Goldblatt

An increasing number of, specified occasions classes are being taught in hospitality and occasions administration classes. Written by way of the major authority on occasion administration, and with multiplied assurance of management and its position in profitable making plans, this ebook offers a convenient reference for occasions pros and the instruments precious for novices to pursue a occupation in specified occasions administration.

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