The Independent Republic of Arequipa : Making Regional Culture in the Andes
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The Independent Republic of Arequipa : Making Regional Culture in the Andes

Arequipa, Peru's second largest city, has the most intense regional culture in the central Andes. Arequipenos fiercely conceive of themselves as exceptional and distinctive, yet also broadly representative of the nation's overall hybrid nature—a blending of coast (modern, 'white') and sierra (traditional, 'indigenous'). The Independent Republic of Arequipa investigates why and how this regional identity developed in a boom of cultura...

Diverging Tracks : American Versus English Rail Travel in the 19th Century
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Diverging Tracks : American Versus English Rail Travel in the 19th Century

The advent of mass railroad travel in the 1800s saw the extension of a system of global transport that developed various national styles of construction, operation, administration, and passenger experiences. Drawing on travel narratives and a broad range of other contemporary sources, this history contrasts the railroad cultures of 19th century England and America, with a focus on the differing social structures and value systems of ...

Herodotus and the Question Why
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Herodotus and the Question Why

"This is a fantastic book: fluently organized, written in a straightforward and friendly tone, and massively supported by research, as the ample and up-to-date bibliography evinces. Particularly interesting and admirable is the establishment of a vocabulary for describing Herodotus's arguments that is won from his texts and those of his contemporaries and therefore never seems imposed or anachronistic. I can think of no volume that i...

Luftwaffe: Secret Projects of the Third Reich
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Luftwaffe: Secret Projects of the Third Reich

Hundreds of thousands of classified documents were captured from Germany’s aircraft manufacturers and aviation ministry at the end of the Second World War, including details of ‘secret project’ aircraft designs created by firms such as Arado, Gotha, Blohm & Voss, Messerschmitt and Focke-Wulf. Ongoing new research in archives around the world has revealed dozens of previously unknown wartime plans and proposals for aircraft that w...

Looking to London: Stories of War, Escape and Asylum
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Looking to London: Stories of War, Escape and Asylum

"Looking to London makes one want to hop on a red bus to explore each of the city's vibrant neighbourhoods - to immerse oneself in the local lives of politically engaged women in a way that enables one to grasp the lasting effects of wartime violence. This is a quintessentially Cockburn book for our troubled times."

Cracking the Zero Mystery: How the U.S. Learned to Beat Japan's Vaunted WWII Fighter Plane
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Cracking the Zero Mystery

For six months after Pearl Harbor the nimble Japanese Zero-sen plane dominated the Pacific air war. Then, on June 4, 1942 a Zero crashed on tiny Akutan Island in the Aleutians. It lay there for five weeks until spotted by an American plane. Hauled back to California, the Zero revealed its secrets in a series of tests and analyses. Fast, but lacking protection for the pilot as well as a self-sealing gas tank which all U.S. planes had,...

Von der Deliberationsdemokratie zur Zustimmungsdemokratie
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Von der Deliberationsdemokratie zur Zustimmungsdemokratie

Das politische System Athens erfuhr im Zeitraum zwischen 404 und 307 eine Neutarierung, die sich mit den Schlagwörtern „Niedergang“ oder „Krise“ nicht adäquat erfassen lässt. Die umfassende Analyse der öffentlichen Finanzen Athens eröffnet einen neuen Zugang zu dieser Scharnierepoche zwischen Klassik und Hellenismus und erklärt die evidente Veränderung der politischen Ordnung durch die schrittweise und konsensuelle Überführung der br...

Late Byzantine Coins 1204 - 1453 in the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
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Late Byzantine Coins 1204 - 1453 in the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Over 1,100 coins listed and illustrated. This brand new book, written by an expert in the field, will provide an indispensable point of reference for students, curators, dealers and collectors as well as a ready source of information for archaeologists, historians and others with a more general interest in Late Byzantine numismatics. The collection of Late Byzantine coins in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, comprises one of the most imp...