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Classical Heritage and European Identities: The Imagined Geographies of Danish Classicism (Critical Heritages of Europe)

by Andersen Funder, Lærke Maria

Classical Heritage and European Identities examines how the heritages of classical antiquity have been used to construct European identities, and especially the concept of citizenship, in Denmark from the eighteenth century to the present day. It implements a critical historiographical perspective in line with recent work on the "reception" of classical antiquity that has stressed the dialectic relationship between past, present and future.Arguing that the continuous employment and appropriation of lassical heritages in the Danish context constitutes an interesting case of an imagined geography that is simultaneously based on both national and European identities, the book shows how Denmark’s imagined geography is naturalized through very distinctive uses of classical heritages within th...

Genre: History, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 134 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 June 2019 onward  

The Oldest Vocation: Christian Motherhood in the Medieval West

by Clarissa W. Atkinson

According to an old story, a woman concealed her sex and ruled as pope for a few years in the ninth century. Pope Joan was not betrayed by a lover or discovered by an enemy; her downfall came when she went into labor during a papal procession through the streets of Rome. From the myth of Joan to the experiences of saints, nuns, and ordinary women, The Oldest Vocation brings to life both the richness and the troubling contradictions of Christian motherhood in medieval Europe.After tracing the roots of medieval ideologies of motherhood in early Christianity, Clarissa W. Atkinson reconstructs the physiological assumptions underlying medieval notions about women's bodies and reproduction; inherited from Greek science and popularized through the practice of midwifery, these assumptions helped s...

Genre: History, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 310 pages
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Wellbeing and Devolution: Reframing the Role of Government in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (Wellbeing in Politics and Policy)

by Jennifer Wallace

It has been over twenty years since the people of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland voted for devolution. Over that time, the devolved legislatures have established themselves and matured their approach to governance. At different times and for different reasons, each has put wellbeing at the heart of their approach – codifying their values and goals within wellbeing frameworks. This open access book explores, for the first time, why each set their goal as improving wellbeing and how they balance the core elements of societal wellbeing (economic, social and environmental outcomes). Do the frameworks represent a genuine attempt to think differently about how devolved government can plan and organise public services? And if so, what early indications are there of the impact is this havi...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 165 pages
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Interregional Interaction in Ancient Mesoamerica

by Joshua Englehardt

Interregional Interaction in Ancient Mesoamerica explores the role of interregional interaction in the dynamic sociocultural processes that shaped the pre-Columbian societies of Mesoamerica. Interdisciplinary contributions from leading scholars investigate linguistic exchange and borrowing, scribal practices, settlement patterns, ceramics, iconography, and trade systems, presenting a variety of case studies drawn from multiple spatial, temporal, and cultural contexts within Mesoamerica. Archaeologists have long recognized the crucial role of interregional interaction in the development and cultural dynamics of ancient societies, particularly in terms of the evolution of sociocultural complexity and economic systems. Recent research has further expanded the archaeological, art historical, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 426 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
17 reviews

The People's Victory: Stories from the Front Lines in the Fight for Marriage Equality

by Marriage Equality USA

In 1996 a small group of everyday Americans, fed up with being told by allies that marriage equality was the "wrong" issue, and under attack by opponents who said their love and families were "not worthy" of the same institution, launched what would become the nation's oldest and largest grassroots organization for equal marriage rights. The People's Victory is a collection of their stories of how through education and advocacy, success and set back, everyday individuals across the country found their voice to resist, fight, and eventually bring equal marriage rights to an entire nation. The People's Victory shares deeply moving personal testimonies of men and women who lost their spouses to death, only to lose everything they've built for decades; parents who became activists to save th...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Civil Rights & Liberties, Freedom & Security
Size: Unknown
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Cognition Switch #6

by Carl Zimmer

Cognition Switch: An Artefact for the Transmission of New IdeasIssue #6: June 2019Featuring Ideas by:Alex O’Brien, Hayley Birch, Catherine de Lange, Carl Zimmer, Moheb Costandi, Virginia Gewin, Emma Young, Samira Shackle, and Kendall Powell...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 157 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Botswana Essays: Four Decades of Immersion in an African Culture

by John D. Holm

This collection of essays critically examines common perceptions the developed world has about Africa. The author, using his experience of living and working in Botswana and, to a lesser degree in other African countries, argues for a more nuanced portrayal of the dynamics of significant forms of African social interaction. In metaphoric terms, his intention is to take the charming images of Botswana presented by McCall Smith in his The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency novels and add to these images a more balanced structure and meaning—combining the enchanting and amusing with the troubling and confounding.

The essays are intended for two audiences. One is citizens of Botswana and students of the country who are interested in reflecting on the extent to which rapid modernizati...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Travel, Africa
Size: 156 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
156 reviews

A Room of One’s Own (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Virginia Woolf

ROOM OF ONE'S OWN is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on 24 October 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers of and characters in fiction, the manuscript for the delivery of the series of lectures, titled "Women and Fiction," which was published in Forum March 1929, and hence the essay, are considered non-fiction. The essay is generally seen as a feminist text, and is noted in its argument for both a literal and figurative space for women writers within a literary tradition dominated by men. (more on www.wisehouse-publishing.com)...

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 3.50 / 5
25 reviews

Solving Cold Cases: True Crime Stories that Took Years to Crack

by Andrew J. Clark

Chilling. One of the best words to describe the cases recounted in this book. These gruesome crimes seemed to hit a dead end… That is until the case was reopened for investigation years later and solved.

From the more famous cases to the more obscure, the crimes and hardships that the victims had to suffer will send shivers down your spine. Notably detailing the disappearance of Chandra Levy to the multiple murders committed by Dennis Rader.

You will find that this book includes:
• Bone chilling murder and disappearance cases
• The rise of DNA technology
• International cases from the United Kingdom
• More local cases from North America
• Ingenious methods that some investigators had to resort to in order to solve the ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 85 pages
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Tech Giants, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of Journalism (Open Access) (Routledge Research in Journalism)

by Jason Paul Whittaker

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Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Computing, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Words & Language, Writing
Size: 200 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
8 reviews

Happiness is the Wrong Metric: A Liberal Communitarian Response to Populism (Library of Public Policy and Public Administration Book 11)

by Amitai Etzioni

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This timely book addresses the conflict between globalism and nationalism. It provides a liberal communitarian response to the rise of populism occurring in many democracies.  The book highlights the role of communities next to that of the state and the market. It spells out the policy implications of liberal communitarianism for privacy, freedom of the press, and much else. In a persuasive argument that speaks to politics today from Europe to the United States to Australia, the author offers a compelling vision of hope.  Above all, the book offers a framework for dealing with moral challenges people face as they seek happiness but also to live up to their responsibilities to others and the common good.At a time when even our most basic ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences
Size: 304 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
3 reviews

Solving Cold Cases Vol. 5: True Crime Stories that Took Years to Crack (True Crime Cold Cases Solved)

by Andrew J. Clark

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 63 pages
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Near Death Experiences: The Truth Revealed

by Conrad Bauer

Near death experience is a recognized universal phenomenon. Is it bringing us closer to the meaning of life itself?

The phrase “near death experience” can be incredibly evocative. While for some it might simply suggest the proximity to an accident or a personal tragedy, the meaning behind a near death experience is often a great deal more spiritual.

For those who have been involved in a near death experience (or NDE), the event is not just a health or mortal concern. Instead, the process of moving close to the end of life and coming back again is enough to encourage questions of what lies beyond this plane of existence, and what their death means to a wider world. For those who have been unfortunate enough to have an NDE, the process can be traumatic, life a...

Genre: Children's eBooks, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, New Age, Self-Help & Counselling, Health & Fitness, Death & Grief, Self-Help
Size: 85 pages
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Rating: 3.70 / 5
7 reviews

Vanished: Chilling True Stories of Missing Persons Missing People

by Andrew J. Clark

Over 8 million people go missing each and every year…just vanishing in thin air....

Of these, some are found within hours, others within days, some within weeks, and certain people are found after months of being away. However, the story does not always end happily.

Of the millions who go missing every year around the world, there are those who simply vanish and are never seen again. The sheer volume of people who disappear each and every year are, when examined in detail, terrifying. In this book, we will touch upon some of the most terrifying, touching, strange, and worrying stories.

In this book, we hope to examine the sheer range of cases which have enthralled the interested and distressed those involved for many years. Some of these cases be...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 108 pages
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Rating: 3.20 / 5
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The Barton Murder: The Mysterious and True Murder Story on Hamilton Mountain. Did Somebody Get Away With Murder?

by Jack Smith

A Murder Like No Others

Late on the afternoon of October 9, 1905, three boys in Hamilton, Ontario hiked up to the city’s Mountain region, intending to search the farmlands and wooded areas for chestnuts. At Limestone Ridge, they ventured into a cluster of hickory trees and stumbled upon the body of a woman, partially concealed by branches and leaves.

Too frightened to check for signs of life, the boys ran and summoned help.
When local residents and the police arrived, it was obvious to all that the woman had been murdered.

She was young – no older than thirty – and solidly built, with rich dark hair that was tangled and bloody behind the right ear. A handkerchief dangled from her mouth and drying blood covered the front of her white shir...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 83 pages
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Youthquake 2017: The Rise of Young Cosmopolitans in Britain (Palgrave Studies in Young People and Politics)

by James Sloam

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book investigates the reasons behind the 2017 youthquake – which saw the highest rate of youth turnout in a quarter of a century, and an unprecedented gap in youth support for Labour over the Conservative Party – from both a comparative and a theoretical perspective. It compares youth turnout and party allegiance over time and traces changes in youth political participation in the UK since the onset of the 2008 global financial crisis – from austerity, to the 2016 EU referendum, to the rise of Corbyn – up until the June 2017 General Election. The book identifies the rise of cosmopolitan values and left-leaning attitudes amongst Young Millennials, particularly students and young women. The situation in the UK is also contrasted...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Ideologies
Size: 129 pages
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Rating: 4.90 / 5
18 reviews

Surviving the High School Years with Your Sanity Intact: A Guide for Moms of Out-of-Control Teens

by Lisa Gay Nichols

Is your life difficult because of an out-of-control teen?Are you scared witless for your out-of-control teen? Do you stay up at night worrying and feeling guilty, wondering how things got so bad? Do you wish you knew what to do to change the situation and maybe even feel a little bit of peace?Lisa G. Nichols is the mom of a former difficult teen. She went through hell and back with her son and learned the biggest lessons of her life, which she shares with you in Surviving the High School Years with Your Sanity Intact.In this book, you will learn:An easy technique that can disrupt the patterns in your relationship with your childThree beliefs that may stop you from turning things aroundWhy it’s not just your teen that’s causing you misery and what you can do about itThe steps you can ta...

Genre: Parenting & Families, Parenting, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 119 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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The Consequences of Chaos: Syria s Humanitarian Crisis and the Failure to Protect (The Marshall Papers)

by Elizabeth G. Ferris

The massive dimensions of Syria's refugee crisis—and the search for solutionsThe civil war in Syria has forced some 10 million people—more than half the country's population—from their homes and communities, creating one of the largest human displacements since the end of World War II. Daily headlines testify to their plight, both within Syria and in the countries to which they have fled.The Consequences of Chaos looks beyond the ever-increasing numbers of Syria's uprooted to consider the long-term economic, political, and social implications of this massive movement of people. Neighboring countries hosting thousands or even millions of refugees, Western governments called upon to provide financial assistance and even new homes for the refugees, regional and international organizatio...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, International
Size: 225 pages
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Rating: 3.30 / 5
3 reviews

Solving Cold Cases Box Set 3 books in 1 : Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3: True Crime Stories That Took Years to Crack

by J. Clark, Andrew

Chilling. One of the best words to describe the cases recounted in this book set. These gruesome crimes seemed to hit a dead end… That is until the cases were reopened for investigation and later solved thanks to modern technologies and new investigation techniques.Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited! From the more famous cases to the more obscure, the crimes and hardships that the victims had to suffer will send shivers down your spine. Notably detailing the disappearance of Chandra Levy to the multiple murders committed by Dennis Rader.You will find that this book includes:• Bone chilling murder and disappearance cases• The rise of DNA technology• International cases from the United Kingdom• More local cases from North America• Ingenious methods that some investigators had to...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 222 pages
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Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India (Myth and Poetics)

by Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger

In Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India, Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger analyzes six representative Indian folklore genres from a single regional repertoire to show the influence of their intertextual relations on the composition and interpretation of artistic performance. Placing special emphasis on women’s rituals, she looks at the relationship between the framework and organization of indigenous genres and the reception of folklore performance. The regional repertoire under examination presents a strikingly female-centered world. Female performers and characters are active, articulate, and frequently challenge or defy expectations of gender. Men also confound traditional gender roles. Flueckiger includes the translations of two full performance texts of narratives sung by fem...

Genre: Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 424 pages
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Aging Well: Solutions to the Most Pressing Global Challenges of Aging

by Jean Galiana

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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 218 pages
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Socio-Environmental Dynamics along the Historical Silk Road

by Liang Emlyn Yang

This open access book discusses socio-environmental interactions in the middle to late Holocene, covering specific areas along the ancient Silk Road regions. Over twenty chapters provide insight into this topic from various disciplinary angles and perspectives, ranging from archaeology, paleoclimatology, antiquity, historical geography, agriculture, carving art and literacy. The Silk Road is a modern concept for an ancient network of trade routes that for centuries facilitated and intensified processes of cultural interaction and goods exchange between West China, Central Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Coherent patterns and synchronous events in history suggest possible links between social upheaval, resource utilization and climate or environment forces along the Silk Road ...

Genre: History, Asia, Middle East, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment
Size: 525 pages
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3D Recording and Interpretation for Maritime Archaeology (Coastal Research Library Book 31)

by John K. McCarthy

This open access peer-reviewed volume was inspired by the UNESCO UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology International Workshop held at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia in November 2016. Content is based on, but not limited to, the work presented at the workshop which was dedicated to 3D recording and interpretation for maritime archaeology. The volume consists of contributions from leading international experts as well as up-and-coming early career researchers from around the globe. The content of the book includes recording and analysis of maritime archaeology through emerging technologies, including both practical and theoretical contributions. Topics include photogrammetric recording, laser scanning, marine geophysical 3D survey techniques, virtual reality, 3D modelling and ...

Genre: Computing, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 237 pages
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white suburban Girl [ book 1 ]

by Sandra Raine

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Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 351 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

What Bipolar taught me about Mental Illness

by James Fryer

I had no desire to know about mental illness, until I became ill. I would like to share with you the things I have learnt, so that your journey may be easier than mine. I draw from my personal experience to cover topics including: what is mental illness, states of mind and diagnosis, recognising mental health problems, the part a doctor has to play, talking treatment and medication, the role of carers, where to find support and finally the mysterious mind. The information in this book is intended to help those with a need to understand mental illness whether you are a carer, a sufferer or if you work in this area.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Health & Fitness, Mental Health
Size: 35 pages
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Empath: An Essential Blueprint for Understanding the Hidden Power of Highly Sensitive People

by Russell Davis

This book, “Empath: An Essential Blueprint for Understanding the Hidden Power of Highly Sensitive People”, is intended for persons, who want to harness their abilities as Empaths. It can also serve as a guide for individuals, who want to develop their skills as Empaths.There may be an incredible power of an Empath within you, but you’re not aware of it. That power wants to be unleashed – only - you don’t recognize it. If you often experience being too emotional, or being overly sensitive with people around you, and you feel drained with all the sensations you frequently endure, you may be an Empath waiting to be discovered.This book will help you determine if you are an undiscovered, budding Empath, and will guide you in living a fulfilled life using your gift to help other peopl...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Health & Fitness, Alternative Medicine
Size: 71 pages
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Woman in Chains: Book One to Five: A Gripping Suspenseful Murder Prosecution

by A. N. Okonoboh

She just realized that she is a murderer, when her husband falls victim next. Emelisa doesn't want to go on killing. And the only way is to stay in prison for the rest of her natural life. But she has kids that are still tender in years between three and nine. And her lawyer, a human rights activist, thinks that she could be reformed. Will love for the children and the beliefs of Emelisa's defense attorney compel her to change her mind?...

Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Mystery, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 147 pages
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Rating: 3.60 / 5
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Authentocrats

by Joe Kennedy

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Political History & Theory
Size: 300 pages
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Outsourcing Legal Aid in the Nordic Welfare States

by Olaf Halvorsen Rønning

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Government, Professional & Technical, Law, Social Sciences
Size: 341 pages
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Learn French Easily With Pictures: Fruit & Vegetables Picture Book For Children & Adults (Easy French 1)

by Elizabeth Darling

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Genre: Children's eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Foreign Languages, Foreign Language Learning
Size: 91 pages
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