The Hundred Years' War AD 1337-1453 by Anne Curry

By Anne Curry

The Hundred Years' struggle advert 1337-1453 ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ, ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: RoutledgeСерия: crucial HistoriesАвтор(ы): Anne CurryЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2003Количество страниц: 126ISBN: 0-203-48733-8Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 5,52 mbThere may be without doubt that army clash among France and England ruled ecu historical past within the fourteenth and 15th centuries. This struggle is of substantial curiosity either due to its period and the variety of theaters within which it used to be fought. during this e-book, Anne Curry demonstrates how this clash finds a lot in regards to the altering nature of war: the increase of infantry and the death of the knight; the impression of elevated gunpowder use; and the impact of the wars the on generations of people that lived via it. RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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Archives and Archivists in 20th Century England by Elizabeth Shepherd

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By Edited by Holger Ross Lauritsen and Mikkel Thorup

The political philosophy of the 18th century thinker Jean-Jacques Rousseau has lengthy been linked to the dramatic occasions of the French Revolution. during this booklet, a world staff of students has been introduced jointly to check the relationship among Rousseau's notion and the progressive traditions of contemporary Europe. The booklet explores Rousseau's personal conceptions of violence and revolution unlike these of alternative thinkers akin to Hegel and Fanon and in reference to his principles on democracy. historic analyses additionally reflect on Rousseau's pondering in gentle of the French Revolution particularly and the ecu revolutions that experience it. around the 11 chapters the publication additionally touches on such concerns as citizenship, activism, terrorism and the nation. In doing so, the ebook unearths Rousseau to be an incredible resource of perception into modern political difficulties.

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