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A Short History of Global Evangelicalism

by Mark Hutchinson & John Wolffe

<p>This book offers an authoritative overview of the history of evangelicalism as a global movement, from its origins in Europe and North America in the first half of the eighteenth century to its present-day dynamic growth in Africa, Asia, ...

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A Short History of Medieval Christianity

by Dr. G.R. Evans

<p>What did people really believe in the Middle Ages? Much of our sense of the medieval period has come down to us from the writings of the learned: the abbots, priors, magnates, scholastic theologians and others who between them, and across ...

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A Short History of the American Revolutionary War

by Stephen Conway

<p>The American war against British imperial rule (1775-1783) was the world's first great popular revolution. Ideologically defined by the colonists' formal Declaration of Independence in 1776, the struggle has taken on something a mythic ...

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A Short History of the Hundred Years War

by Michael Prestwich

<p>The conflict that swept over France from 1337 to 1453 remains the longest military struggle in history. A bitter dynastic fight between Plantagenet and Valois, The Hundred Years War was fought out on the widest of stages while also creating ...

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A Short History of the Italian Renaissance

by Virginia Cox

<p>The extraordinary creative energy of Renaissance Italy lies at the heart of modern western culture. This creativity extended far beyond the visual arts and architecture: dress history, dance history, food history, ritual and ceremonial all ...

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A Short History of Transatlantic Slavery

by Professor Kenneth Morgan

<p>From 1501, when the first slaves arrived in Hispaniola, until the nineteenth century, some twelve million people were abducted from west Africa and shipped across thousands of miles of ocean – the infamous Middle Passage – to work in the ...

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A Short History of Western Ideology

A Critical Account

by Rolf Petri

<p>We are arguably living in a 'postideological' era. However, when we tune into the TV news we can hear political leaders talk about 'advanced' societies, geopolitical experts suggest 'humanitarian' interventions, and sober events presenters ...

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A Small Book About Drugs

by Lisa Pryor

<p>Most people who use recreational drugs haven't had their lives destroyed, aren't living on the streets, and enjoy normal and unscathed relationships with families, friends and the world. So why is it that discussion about drugs and drug ...

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A Small Place

by Jamaica Kincaid

<p>'If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see…'</p> <p>So begins Jamaica Kincaid’s powerful portrait of the damaged paradise that was her childhood home.</p> <p>The island of Antigua is a magical place of breathtaking beauty

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A Social Critique of Corporate Reporting: A Semiotic Analysis of Corporate Financial and Environmental Reporting

A Semiotic Analysis of Corporate Financial and Environmental Reporting

by David Crowther

<p>This title was first published in 2002: This text is concerned with the role of corporate reporting in UK public limited companies. It is a common assumption that the most significant part of any corporate report is the accounting information

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A Social Philosophy of Housing

by Peter King

<p>This title was first published in 2003. This text seeks to show the importance of housing to individuals and in the broader context of social welfare. It offers a universal philosophical justification for housing provision based on a detailed

ISBN: 9781351752275

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A Socialist Peace?

Explaining the Absence of War in an African Country

by Mike McGovern

<p>For the last twenty years, the West African nation of Guinea has exhibited all of the conditions that have led to civil wars in other countries, and Guineans themselves regularly talk about the inevitability of war. Yet the country has ...

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A Sociology of Crime

Second edition

by Stephen Hester & Peter Eglin

<p>Hester and Eglin’s <em>A Sociology of Crime</em> has an outstanding reputation for its distinctive and systematic contribution to the criminological literature. Through detailed examples and analysis, it shows how crime is a product of ...

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A Sociology of Education for Africa

by Kenneth Blakemore & Brian Cooksey

<p>This book, first published in 1980, provides a summary of the major research findings of previous studies of the sociology of education in Sub-Saharan Africa within an original and stimulating general framework whilst also devoting space to ...

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A Sociology of Justice in Russia

by Marina Kurkchiyan & Agnieszka Kubal

<p>Much of the media coverage and academic literature on Russia suggests that the justice system is unreliable, ineffective and corrupt. But what if we look beyond the stereotypes and preconceptions? This volume features contributions from a ...

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A Sociology of Transnational Constitutions

Social Foundations of the Post-National Legal Structure

by Chris Thornhill

<p>This volume focuses on the rise of transnational constitutional laws, primarily created by the interaction between national and international courts and by the domestic transformation of international law. Through detailed analysis of ...

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A Spanner in the Works

The extraordinary story of Alice Anderson and Australia’s first all-girl garage

by Loretta Smith

<p>From the end of the Great War and into the 1920s, Alice Anderson was considered nothing less than a national treasure. She was a woman of 'rare achievement' who excelled as a motoring entrepreneur and inventor. Young, petite, boyish and full ...

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A Study of «Attributive Ethnonyms» in the History of English with Special Reference to «Foodsemy»

by Marcin Kudla

<p>The author studies ethnic stereotypes in the history of English from the perspective of Cognitive Linguistics. He views an ethnic stereotype as an idealised cognitive model (ICM) which consists of a cluster of metonymic submodels (such as ...

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A Study of Fairy Tales

by Laura F. Kready

<p>A fairy tale (also known as wonder tales, magic tales, or Märchen) is a genre of folklore presented as a short story typically featuring things like dwarfs, elves, dragons, fairies, giants, and magic or enchantments. In this vintage book, ...

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A Suffragette in America

Reflections on Prisoners, Pickets and Political Change

by E. Sylvia Pankhurst

<p>This book is a collection of Sylvia Pankhurst's writing on her visits to North America in 1911-12. Unlike the standard suffragette tours which focused on courting progressive members of America's social elite for money, Pankhurst got her ...

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