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This single volume provides a concise, highly readable introduction to the growth and development of a unique land and its people.  Veteran historian Roger Riendeau masterfully surveys the origins of Canada from its First peoples through European contact, the rise and fall of the French Empire, English Conquest, the road to nationhood, and the struggles of a complex society to the end of the second millennium.
Complete with text illustrations, maps, and an exhaustive index, A Brief History of Canada is a readily accessible reference for students and an engaging narrative for anyone who wants to learn more about this diverse and often enigmatic land.

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A brief history of Central America
Book by Héctor Pérez Brignoli


This is the first interpretive history of Central America by a Central American historian to be published in English. Anyone with an interest in current events in the region will find here an insightful and well-written guide to the history of its five national states—Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Traces of a common past invite us to make generalizations about the region, even to posit the idea of a Central American nation. But, as Hector Perez-Brignoli shows us, we can learn more from a comparative approach that establishes both the points of convergence and the separate paths taken by the five different countries of Central America.

The author offers a concise overview of the region's history from the sixteenth century to the present, beginning with human and cultural geography in the first chapter and ending with the present crisis in the last. He deals with the fundamental themes and problems of the area: the characteristics of the colonial heritage, independence and the crisis of the Federal Republic, the formation of nation-states during the nineteenth century, and the development of export agriculture based on coffee and bananas. The narrative moves finally into the twentieth century to look at the growing impoverishment that multiplies inequalities and leads to the shipwreck of liberal democracy. The case of Costa Rica, exceptional in more ways than one, receives special attention.

A Brief History of Central America.pdf (4.92 MB, Downloads: 32)
Post time: 20-4-17 07:47:02
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A Brief History of Egypt
Book by Arthur Goldschmidt, Jr.


Ancient Egypt was one of the longest-lasting civilizations the world has ever known. This book explores Egypt's broad political, economic, social, and cultural developments, from the mighty civilization of the past to the diverse cultural and political landscape, covering almost 6,000 years of history.

A Brief History of Egypt.pdf (6.15 MB, Downloads: 33)
Post time: 20-4-17 07:51:02
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A Brief History of the Netherlands


Despite the country's small size, the Netherlands has played a relatively large part in the history of commerce, government, art, and religion, and it has left an indelible imprint on all of the world's continents. This text provides a general overview of the history of the country from ancient times onwards.

A Brief History of the Netherlands.pdf (6.98 MB, Downloads: 26)
Post time: 20-4-17 07:56:06
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A brief history of the Caribbean
Book by Jan Rogoziński


This comprehensive volume takes the reader and student through more than five hundred years of Caribbean history, beginning with Columbus's arrival in the Bahamas in 1492. A Brief History of the Caribbean traces the people and events that have marked this constantly shifting region, encompassing everything from economic booms and busts to epidemics, wars, and revolutions, and bringing to life such important figures as Sir Francis Drake, Blackbeard, Toussaint Louverture, Fidel Castro, the Duvaliers, and Jean-Bertrand Aristide.  This superbly written history, revised and updated, with new chapters that reflect the islands' most recent social, economic, and political developments, is a work of impeccable scholarship. Featuring maps, charts, tables, and photographs, it remains the ideal guide to the region and its people.

A Brief History of the Caribbean.pdf (6.97 MB, Downloads: 23)
Post time: 20-4-17 07:59:38
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A Brief History of Russia
Book by Michael Kort


Detailing the social, economic, and political changes and crises that the people of Russia have had to endure, this book provides a comprehensive account of this vast country's history. It includes coverage on the conquest and rule of Russia by the Mongol Golden Horde; and the reign of terror by Ivan the Terrible.

A Brief History of Russia.pdf (9.34 MB, Downloads: 23)
Post time: 20-4-17 08:04:31
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A Brief History Of Israel
Book by Bernard Reich


A very good presentation of the political, economic and military activities in Israel..past & present. It is a wonderful history of Israel.

A Brief History of Israel.pdf (4.91 MB, Downloads: 31)
Post time: 20-4-17 08:08:17
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A Brief History of Iraq
Book by Hala Mundhir Fattah


A comprehensive guide to more than 6,000 years of history in Iraq. Covering topics ranging from the ancient Mesopotamian civilizations to the fall of Saddam Hussein and the war in Iraq, it examines the changing landscape of this country. It focuses on the societies, peoples, and cultures of Iraq.

A Brief History of Iraq.pdf (9.75 MB, Downloads: 27)
Post time: 20-4-17 08:12:28
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A Brief History of India (Brief History Of..
Book by Judith E. Walsh


An updated look at more than 5,000 years of India's history.

As recently as the turn of the century, Western images of India pictured it as a land of religion, luxury, and desperate poverty holy men sitting cross-legged by the roadside, fat maharajas on bejeweled elephants, or poverty-stricken beggars picking garbage for scraps to eat. Now that image has started to change. Today Americans are more likely to imagine Indian workers in call centers taking jobs needed in the United States or kids winning fortunes on quiz shows as in Slumdog Millionaire.

Admired for its spiritual traditions (two of the world's major religions Hinduism and Buddhism originated here), for its peaceful struggle for independence led by Mohandas K. Gandhi, and for its vibrant culture (from Bollywood and spicy cuisine to classical music and world-renowned authors), India has had a long and fascinating history. However, while most people are familiar with certain parts of Indian history and culture, the roots of the country's contemporary society and politics are not always well understood in the West. Covering approximately 5,000 years of history, A Brief History of India, Second Edition offers an accessible, reliable introduction to the rich and diverse history of India.

Coverage includes:

-Caste, Kings, and the Hindu World Order
-Gandhi and the Nationalist movement
-Constructing the Nation
-Bollywood and Beyond
-India in the Twenty-First Century.

A Brief History of India.pdf (7.87 MB, Downloads: 45)
Post time: 20-4-17 08:15:40
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A Brief History of France
Book by Cecil Jenkins


When we think of France we often evoke images of fine food and wine, the elegant boulevards of Paris, the chic beaches of St Tropez. Yet, as the largest country in Europe, it is a place of huge diversity. The idea of ‘Frenchness’ emerged from over 2000 years of history and it is a riveting story from Roman conquest to the present day.   Cecil Jenkins tells the story of the formation of this nation through its people, great events and culture. Through this narrative he charts why the French began to see themselves as so different from the rest of Europe and why, today, they face the same problems of identity as many other nations.

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Post time: 20-4-17 09:38:24
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A Brief History of Great Britain
Book by William E. Burns


Narrates the history of Great Britain from the earliest times to the 21st century, covering the entire island (England, Wales, and Scotland) as well as associated archipelagos such as the Channel Islands, the Orkneys, and Ireland as they have influenced British history. This title looks at the development of the British kingdom.

A Brief History of Great Britain.pdf (8.36 MB, Downloads: 29)
Post time: 20-4-17 09:41:53
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A Brief History of Germany
Book by Jason Philip Coy


The story of Germany, a key player in global diplomatic and economic affairs, is crucial to our understanding of global history and the contemporary world. Covering more than 2,000 years of history, A Brief History of Germany provides a concise account of the events, people, and special customs and traditions that have shaped Germany from ancient times to the present. Basic facts, a chronology, a bibliography, and a list of suggested readings round out this insightful and comprehensive resource.

A Brief History of Germany.pdf (6.37 MB, Downloads: 34)
Post time: 20-4-17 12:58:53
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Daily Life in the Soviet Union
Book by Katherine Bliss Eaton


Details what ordinary life was like during the extraordinary years of the reign of Soviet Union. Thirty-six illustrations, thematic chapters, a glossary, timeline, annotated multimedia bibliography, and detailed index make it a sound starting point for looking at this powerful nation's immediate past.
What was ordinary life like in the Soviet police state? The phrase daily life implies an orderly routine in a stable environment. However, many millions of Soviet citizens experienced repeated upheavals in their everyday lives. Soviet citizens were forced to endure revolution, civil war, two World Wars, forced collectivization, famine, massive deportations, mass terror campaigns perpetrated against them by their own leaders, and chronic material deprivations. Even the perpetrators often became victims. Many millions, of all ages, nationalities, and walks of life, did not survive these experiences. At the same time, millions managed to live tranquilly, work in factories, farm the fields, serve in the military, and even find joy in their existence.
Structured topically, this volume begins with an historical introduction to the Soviet period (1917-1991) and a timeline. Chapters that follow are devoted to such core topics as: government and law, the economy, the military, rural life, education, health care, housing, ethnic groups, religion, the media, leisure, popular culture, and the arts. The volume also has two maps, including a map of ethnic groups and languages, and over thirty photographs of people going about their lives in good times and bad. A glossary, a list of student-friendly books and multimedia sources for classroom and/or individual use, and an index round out the work, making it a valuable resource for high school as well as undergraduate courses on modern Russian and Soviet history. Copious chapter endnotes provide numerous starting points for students and teachers who want to delve more deeply.\\\

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Post time: 20-4-17 14:56:34
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Surviving Hitler and Mussolini: Daily Life in Occupied Europe


This book examines the social experience of occupation in German- and Italian-occupied Europe, and in particular the strategies ordinary people developed in order to survive. Survival included dealing with hunger, having to work for the enemy, women having relationships with soldiers, preservation of culture in a fascist environment, resistance, and the reaction of local communities to punishment of resistance. The book adopts a comparative approach from Denmark and the Netherlands to Poland and Greece, and offers a fresh perspective on the Second World War.

27. In the WW2 Occupied Europe (1933-1945).pdf (1.43 MB, Downloads: 19)
Post time: 20-4-17 14:59:51
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Daily Life During World War I
Novel by Neil M. Heyman


What was life really like for the ordinary soldier, sailor, airman, and civilian during World War I? Was it different for the British, French, and Americans than it was for the Germans? This work brings to life the military and civilian experiences of ordinary people on both sides of the war. Rich with information not available elsewhere, this engagingly written narrative focuses on the real details of living in wartime: how men were recruited and trained, the equipment they used, what they ate, trench warfare as a way of life, and the phenomenon of combat.
The life of seamen and the novel experience of the first airmen provide contrast to the life of the soldier in the trenches. Also described are the medical system for treating casualties, the life of a prisoner of war, and the experience of military nurses and the first women in uniform. This book also details how life on the home front changed in myriad ways, including the education of schoolchildren, the fevered prosperity of a wartime economy, and the change in women's traditional roles from homemaker to essential laborer.

26. During the World War I (1914-1918).pdf (10.94 MB, Downloads: 16)
Post time: 20-4-17 15:06:06
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Victorian Life (Snapping-turtle Guides)
by John Guy (Author)


The expansion of the British Empire, the cha nging styles in fashion, the Great Exhibition, Disraeli and Gladstone - Victoria''s very able Prime Ministers, and the so cial changes with the new industrial age are brought to life in this book. '

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Post time: 20-4-17 19:47:18
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Daily Life in Victorian England, Second Edition
Book by Sally Mitchell


What was life really like in Victorian England during its transition from provincial society into modern urban power? Discover the effects of increased women's rights, technological advances, and Charles Darwin's discoveries on everyday life. This volume offers a fascinating glimpse into Victorian daily living, including women's roles; Victorian Morality; leisure; health and medicine; and life in all settings, from workhouses to country estates. This edition features an extensive guide to contemporary primary source material and further research, including information about finding authoritative sources easily on the Web. Illustrations, interactive sidebars, a chronology and glossary further illuminate the details of Victorian culture. This volume is an ideal source for students and teachers alike.

23. In the Victorian England (1837-1902).pdf (3.82 MB, Downloads: 13)
Post time: 20-4-17 19:49:29
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DAILY LIFE IN the early american republic, 1790–1820
Creating a New Nation


In the early years of the American Republic the political ideals of the Revolution took definite form, and pervaded the daily lives of Americans in multifarious ways, affirming and transforming the country and its people in the process. In this informative and eminently readable resource, award-winning authors David and Jeanne Heidler discuss the people who lived during this critical time, and uncover the essential and unexpected realities of ordinary life in the early American republic.

22. In the American Republic (1790-1820).pdf (2.04 MB, Downloads: 16)
Post time: 20-4-17 19:52:56
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The French Revolution sought to change daily life itself.  This book looks at the thirteen years between 1789-1802 that experienced the Terror, banning of the aristocracy, and the rearrangement of the calendar. No part of French life was left untouched during this incredible period of turmoil and warfare, from women's role in the family to men's role in the state. Art and theater were invigorated and harnessed for political purposes. Subtleties in one's dress could mean the difference between life and death. The first modern mass army was created. Chapters include the physical make-up of France; the social and political background of the revolution; the First Republic; religion, church and state; urban life; rural life; family life; the fringe society; clothes and fashion; food and drink; the role of women; military life; education; health and medicine; and writers, artists, musicians and entertainment. Anderson breathes life into the day-to-day lives of those living during the French Revolution.

21. During the French Revolution (1789-1799).pdf (6.05 MB, Downloads: 20)
Post time: 20-4-17 19:56:48
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The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in America
Theodore J. Zeman
Randall M. Miller


The course of daily life in the United States has been a product of tradition, environment, and circumstance. How did the Civil War alter the lives of women, both white and black, left alone on southern farms? How did the Great Depression change the lives of working class families in eastern cities? How did the discovery of gold in California transform the lives of native American, Hispanic, and white communities in western territories? Organized by time period as spelled out in the National Standards for U.S. History, these four volumes effectively analyze the diverse whole of American experience, examining the domestic, economic, intellectual, material, political, recreational, and religious life of the American people between 1763 and 2005.

20. In Early America (1763-1820).part2.rar (6.83 MB, Downloads: 12)
Post time: 21-4-17 01:59:40
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Daily Life in the Ottoman Empire
Book by Mehrdad Kia


This book provides a general overview of the daily life in a vast empire which contained numerous ethnic, linguistic, and religious communities.

• The extensive bibliography provides rich and diverse sources of further reading
• An index provides quick reference to the individuals and places mentioned in the text

19. In the Ottoman Empire (1299-1923).pdf (2.8 MB, Downloads: 15)
Post time: 21-4-17 07:01:06
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ann jefferson and paul lokken


This book offers an examination of everyday life in the Iberian colonies of Central and South America―the indigenous peoples, their Spanish and Portuguese colonizers, and the Africans brought over as slaves.

• Chronology of key developments in Latin American history, from the European arrival in 1492 to the independence period in the early 19th century
• A glossary of roughly 50 terms, mostly Spanish or Portuguese, that are key to understanding daily life in the colonial era

18. In Colonial Latin America (1492-1798).pdf (3.61 MB, Downloads: 12)
Post time: 21-4-17 09:46:04
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Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618–1945
Marion A. Kaplan, Editor OXFORD


From the 17th century until the Holocaust, Germany's Jews lurched between progress and setback, between fortune and terrible misfortune.  German society shunned Jews in the eighteenth century and opened unevenly to them in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, only to turn murderous in the Nazi era.
This book portrays the drama of German-Jewish history ― the gradual ascent of Jews from impoverished outcasts to comfortable bourgeois citizens and then their dramatic descent into genocidal torment during the Nazi years ― by examining the everyday lives of ordinary Jews.  Building on social, economic and political history, it focuses on the qualitative aspects of ordinary life ― emotions, subjective impressions, and quotidian perceptions.  How did ordinary Jews make sense of their world?  How did they construe changes brought about by industrialization?  How did they make decisions to enter new professions or stick with the old, juggle traditional mores with contemporary ways?
The Jewish adoption of secular, modern European culture and the struggle for legal equality exacted profound costs, both material and psychological.  Even in the heady years of progress, a basic insecurity informed German-Jewish life. Jewish successes existed alongside an antisemitism that persisted as a frightful leitmotif throughout German-Jewish history.
And yet the history that emerges from these pages belies simplistic interpretations that German antisemitism followed a straight path from Luther to Hitler or that Germans nurtured an "eliminationist" antisemitism. Just as German history cannot be typecast, neither can Germans.  Non-Jews were not uniformly antisemitic and maintained a wide variety of religious, regional, political, and class allegiances that fostered a wide range of attitudes towards Jews.  Jewish daily life thus provides another vantage point from which to study the social life of Germany. Focusing on both internal Jewish life ― family, religion, culture and Jewish community ― and the external world of German culture and society provides a uniquely well-rounded portrait of a world defined by the shifting sands of inclusion and exclusion.

17. Jewish Daily Life in Germany (1618-1945).pdf (7.23 MB, Downloads: 18)
Post time: 21-4-17 10:05:40
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Hugh Kennedy General Editor: John Keegan


This is the story of some of the most famous and ferocious warriors in history. From the Huns to the Mongols, successive waves of nomadic horsemen swept out of the great steppe lands of central Asia to wreak havoc on the static civilizations of Europe, India and China. How were they so successful? What were the limits of their powers?
Professor Hugh Kennedy reveals why such ¿undeveloped¿ societies spawned great generals from Attila to Genghis Khan. He explains how the nomadic Arabs swarmed out of the desert in the 7th century to carve out an empire that stretched from Spain to the Chinese frontier, why the Mongols failed to conquer western Europe, and where those unique, sea-borne raiders, the Vikings, fitted into the story of kingdoms versus nomads.

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Post time: 21-4-17 11:43:38
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Hugh Kennedy General Editor: John Keegan

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