Invasion, Plague and Murder Britain 1066-1485

Author: Aaron Wilkes

Publisher: Folens Limited

ISBN: 9781843034056

Category:

Page: 109

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A new approach to studying Britain from 1066 to 1485 with this lively and informative history text book for 11 to 14-year olds. Suitable for mixed abilities, it provides the knowledge and skills combined with an entertaining style to learn and build history skills. Contains clear objectives for students and includes taskwork that develops literacy, numeracy and thinking skills. History was never so entertaining!

A Genealogical History of the Barons Slane

Author: F. Lawrence Fleming

Publisher: Paragon Publishing

ISBN: 1899820507

Category: History

Page: 96

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Medieval records give evidence of only two genetically distinct families by the name of Fleming. The progenitor of one of these families was, according to ancient tradition, a Flemish nobleman who lived in Danish occupied Pomerania in the late twelfth century. The factual identity of this "first Fleming" has never been discovered in the primary sources of medieval history. The progenitor of the other of these two Fleming families was-again according to tradition-a Flemish nobleman who came to England with William the Conqueror. In the case of this family, ancient tradition is borne out by ancient documents, which are the sources for the family history that is reviewed in this publication. Erkenbald the Fleming, enumerated in Domesday Book as Erchenbaldus, was in 1086 the tenant of a number of feudal estates in Devonshire and Cornwall. This companion of the Conqueror was almost certainly known to the French-speaking Normans in eleventh-century England as Archambaud le Flemynge. Many of his innumerous descendants are readily identified as such by their surname, including Christopher Fleming, 16th Baron Slane, the young Anglo-Irish army officer who fought at the side of the deposed King James II at the battle of the Boyne in 1691. The information gathered in this publication will be of interest to students of medieval history and prosopography as well as to the thousands of modern-day Flemings who would like to know more about their ancestral family.

The Mysteries of New Orleans

Author: Baron Ludwig von Reizenstein

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801868825

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 600

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"Reizenstein's peculiar vision of New Orleans is worth resurrecting precisely because it crossed the boundaries of acceptable taste in nineteenth-century German America and squatted firmly on the other side... This work makes us realize how limited our notions were of what could be conceived by a fertile American imagination in the middle of the nineteenth century." -- from the Introduction by Steven Rowan A lost classic of America's neglected German-language literary tradition, The Mysteries of New Orleans by Baron Ludwig von Reizenstein first appeared as a serial in the Louisiana Staats-Zeitung, a New Orleans German-language newspaper, between 1854 and 1855. Inspired by the gothic "urban mysteries" serialized in France and Germany during this period, Reizenstein crafted a daring occult novel that stages a frontal assault on the ethos of the antebellum South. His plot imagines the coming of a bloody, retributive justice at the hands of Hiram the Freemason -- a nightmarish, 200-year-old, proto-Nietzschean superman -- for the sin of slavery. Heralded by the birth of a black messiah, the son of a mulatto prostitute and a decadent German aristocrat, this coming revolution is depicted in frankly apocalyptic terms. Yet, Reizenstein was equally concerned with setting and characters, from the mundane to the fantastic. The book is saturated with the atmosphere of nineteenth-century New Orleans, the amorous exploits of its main characters uncannily resembling those of New Orleans' leading citizens. Also of note is the author's progressively matter-of-fact portrait of the lesbian romance between his novel's only sympathetic characters, Claudine and Orleana. This edition marks the first time that The Mysteries of New Orleans has been translated into English and proves that 150 years later, this vast, strange, and important novel remains as compelling as ever.

Health Against Wealth

HMOs and the Breakdown of Medical Trust

Author: George Anders

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054762798X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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The HMO system is often praised for cutting runaway costs. It is supposed to act as a powerful market force to stop greedy doctors and hospitals from treating patients like pi-atas, to be cut open for profit. Health Against Wealth reveals that when you are confronting cancer, heart disease, or psychiatric illness, when you face a medical emergency or your child requires complex pediatric surgery, all those cost-saving rules and artful ways of keeping doctors frugal can turn against you. Wall Street Journal reporter George Anders explains why " managed care " is so appealing to employers and insurers and how HMO bureaucrats can thwart necessary, even life-saving treatment under the guise of cost efficiency. Health Against Wealth takes an unflinching look at the profit-hungry entrepreneurs who have poured into this new" health industry" and provides alarming examples of political manipulation by increasingly powerful HMO lobbyists. At the same time, the book explores the hopes and frustr

The Baron's Cloak

A History of the Russian Empire in War and Revolution

Author: Willard Sunderland

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801471060

Category: History

Page: 360

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Baron Roman Fedorovich von Ungern-Sternberg (1885–1921) was a Baltic German aristocrat and tsarist military officer who fought against the Bolsheviks in Eastern Siberia during the Russian Civil War. From there he established himself as the de facto warlord of Outer Mongolia, the base for a fantastical plan to restore the Russian and Chinese empires, which then ended with his capture and execution by the Red Army as the war drew to a close. In The Baron’s Cloak, Willard Sunderland tells the epic story of the Russian Empire’s final decades through the arc of the Baron’s life, which spanned the vast reaches of Eurasia. Tracking Ungern’s movements, he transits through the Empire’s multinational borderlands, where the country bumped up against three other doomed empires, the Habsburg, Ottoman, and Qing, and where the violence unleashed by war, revolution, and imperial collapse was particularly vicious. In compulsively readable prose that draws on wide-ranging research in multiple languages, Sunderland recreates Ungern’s far-flung life and uses it to tell a compelling and original tale of imperial success and failure in a momentous time. Sunderland visited the many sites that shaped Ungern’s experience, from Austria and Estonia to Mongolia and China, and these travels help give the book its arresting geographical feel. In the early chapters, where direct evidence of Ungern’s activities is sparse, he evokes peoples and places as Ungern would have experienced them, carefully tracing the accumulation of influences that ultimately came together to propel the better documented, more notorious phase of his career Recurring throughout Sunderland’s magisterial account is a specific artifact: the Baron’s cloak, an essential part of the cross-cultural uniform Ungern chose for himself by the time of his Mongolian campaign: an orangey-gold Mongolian kaftan embroidered in the Khalkha fashion yet outfitted with tsarist-style epaulettes on the shoulders. Like his cloak, Ungern was an imperial product. He lived across the Russian Empire, combined its contrasting cultures, fought its wars, and was molded by its greatest institutions and most volatile frontiers. By the time of his trial and execution mere months before the decree that created the USSR, he had become a profoundly contradictory figure, reflecting both the empire’s potential as a multinational society and its ultimately irresolvable limitations.

Women and Radicalism in the Nineteenth Century: Specific controversies

Author: Mike Sanders

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415205269

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

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This important collection of writings is about and by women connected with social and political movements between 1799-1870. The set features the writings of those who made important contributions to Radicalism, Owenism, Chartism and Feminism, and documents the vast cultural changes brought about by industrialization. Contents include * an extensive collection of writings from 19th century periodicals * selected writings of Frances Wright, a key figure in radical circles in the US and the UK * writings by Frances Morrison, Robert Dale Owen, William Cobbett and William Lovett * J.D. Milne's seminal work "Industrial Employment of Women."

The Washingtons: A Family History

Volume 3: Royal Descents of the Presidential Branch

Author: Justin Glenn

Publisher: Savas Publishing

ISBN: 1940669286

Category: History

Page: 67

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This Royal Descents supplement is an outgrowth of the authorÍs multi-volume family history of the ñPresidential Branchî of the Washingtons. That work collects the descendants of the immigrant John Washington who settled in Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1657, married Anne Pope, and became the great-grandfather of President George Washington. The Royal Descents traces the ancestry of the early Virginia members of this ñPresidential Branchî back in time to the aristocracy and nobility of England and continental Europe, including the Plantagenet dynasty, William the Conqueror, Alfred the Great, Charles Martel, and Charlemagne. ADVANCE PRAISE for The Washingtons: A Family History ñI am convinced that your work will be of wide interest to historians and academics as well as members of the Washington family itself. Although the surname Washington is perhaps the best known in American history and much has been written about the Washington family for well over a century, it is surprising that no comprehensive family history has been published. Justin M. GlennÍs The Washingtons: A Family History finally fills this void for the branch to which General and President George Washington belonged, identifying some 63,000 descendants. This is truly a family history, not a mere tabulation of names and dates, providing biographical accounts of many of the descendants of John Washington who settled in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in 1657. . . . Each individual section is followed by extensive listings of published and manuscript sources supporting the information presented and errors of identification in previous publications are commented upon as appropriate.î John Frederick Dorman, editor of The Virginia Genealogist (1957-2006) and author of Adventurers of Purse and Person ñDecades of reviewing Civil War books have left me surprised and delighted when someone applies exhaustive diligence to a topic not readily accessible. Dr. Glenn surely meets that standard with the meticulous research that unveils the Washington family in gratifying detail„many of them Confederates of interest and importance.î Robert K. Krick, author of The Smoothbore Volley that Doomed the Confederacy and Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain

Political Rhetoric, Power, and Renaissance Women

An Inquiry into the Authority of Praxis

Author: Carole Levin,Patricia Ann Sullivan

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791425459

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 293

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This book deals with women in political power during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I, Catherine de Medici, Mary II) and about the gender-based stereotypes that were produced rhetorically about them.