By Richard Kieckhefer
In well known culture witches have been both practitioners of magic or those who have been objectionable indirectly, yet for early eu courts witches have been heretics and worshippers of the satan. This research concentrates at the interval among 1300 and 1500 while rules approximately witchcraft have been being shaped and witch-hunting used to be amassing momentum. it truly is keen on distinguishing among the preferred and discovered rules of witchcraft. the writer has built his personal technique for distinguishing renowned from discovered strategies, which supplies enough substantiation for the recognition of a few files and the rejection of others.
This contrast is via an research of the contents of folks culture relating to witchcraft, the main easy characteristic of that is its emphasis on sorcery, together with physically damage, love magic, and climate magic, instead of diabolism. the writer then indicates how and why discovered traditions turned superimposed on well known notions – how humans taken to courtroom for sorcery have been ultimately convicted at the additional cost of satan worship. The publication ends with an outline of the social context of witch accusations and witch trials.
By Kariann Akemi Yokota
What can homespun fabric, filled birds, quince jelly, and ginseng exhibit concerning the formation of early American nationwide identification? during this wide-ranging and ambitious new interpretation of yank heritage and its Founding Fathers, Kariann Akemi Yokota indicates that political independence from Britain fueled anxieties one of the american citizens approximately their cultural inferiority and carrying on with dependence at the mom nation. stuck among their wish to emulate the mummy kingdom and an understanding that they lived an ocean away at the outer edge of the recognized global, they went to nice lengths to persuade themselves and others in their refinement. Taking a transnational method of American background, Yokota examines a wealth of facts from geography, the ornamental arts, highbrow historical past, technology, and expertise to underscore that the method of "unbecoming British" was once now not a simple one. certainly, the recent country struggled to outline itself economically, politically, and culturally in what may be referred to as America's postcolonial interval. Out of this confusion of wish and exploitation, lack of confidence and imaginative and prescient, a uniquely American id emerged.
By Professor Dr.-Ing. Hermann Weidenfeller (auth.)
Ein vollständiger, kompakter und verständlicher Überblick über das gesamte Gebiet der Nachrichtentechnik, angefangen von der Informationstheorie, der Theorie der Signale und Systeme über Netzwerke, Hochfrequenzleitungen, Antennen, Lichtwellenleiter, optische Sende- und Empfangselemente hin zur analogen und digitalen Nachrichtenübertragung, Codierung und Vermittlungstechnik.
By Christina Holstein
This totally revised moment variation of Christina Holsteins acclaimed Battleground consultant to castle Douaumont should be crucial studying for college students of the conflict of Verdun, for viewers to the battlefield, and for someone who's drawn to the historical past of twentieth-century fortifications.The conflict, which lasted from 21 February to fifteen December 1916, was once a turning element within the First international conflict, and castle Douaumont was once on the middle of it. In 1914 the citadel was once the most powerful and most up-to-date of the fortifications round Verdun and it shaped the keystone of the French safety within the region.
By Jerry Carrier
American tradition is a wealthy and intricate tapestry of colourful threads from no less than 5 continents, and in contemporary many years elevated immigration has intended that the speed of switch is accelerating. it is time for us to get to understand ourselves and very savour this wealthy, tremendous, and speedily increasing tradition. This e-book explores the contributions of Hispanic, Black, local American, Oriental, Jewish and different cultures to a country the place many folks nonetheless specialize in the affects of Christian, capitalist, and ethnically ecu (particularly British) heritage.
Written for a common viewers, Tapestry explores the myths of yank tradition and divulges excellent cultural roots together with the truth that American democracy and consultant executive have been encouraged extra by means of local American methods than through the traditional Greeks and Romans.
By Prof.em. Dr. Dr.h.c.mult. John Argyris F.Eng., F.R.S, Gunter Faust, Dr. Maria Haase (auth.)
Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. John Argyris ist Direktor des Instituts für Computer-Anwendungen an der Universität Stuttgart.
By Ian N. Gregory
Ireland’s panorama is marked via fault strains of non secular, ethnic, and political identification that experience formed its historical past. bothered Geographies maps this historical past through detailing the styles of swap in eire from sixteenth century makes an attempt to "plant" parts of eire with dependable English Protestants to guard opposed to threats posed through indigenous Catholics, in the course of the violence of the latter a part of the 20 th century and the increase of the "Celtic Tiger." The publication is anxious with how a geography laid down within the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries resulted in an amalgam according to non secular trust, ethnic/national id, and political conviction that maintains to form the geographies of recent eire. Geographies indicates how adjustments in non secular association, id, and territoriality have impacted Irish society in this interval. It explores the reaction of society in most cases and faith particularly to significant cultural shocks reminiscent of the Famine and to long-term techniques akin to urbanization.
By William Ophuls
«Immoderate Greatness» explains how a civilization’s very significance conspires opposed to it to reason downfall. Civilizations are hard-wired for self-destruction. They trip an arc from preliminary good fortune to terminal decay and supreme cave in because of intrinsic, inescapable biophysical limits mixed with an inexorable pattern towards ethical decay and functional failure. simply because our personal civilization is worldwide, its cave in may also be international, in addition to uniquely devastating due to the immensity of its inhabitants, complexity, and intake. to prevent the typical destiny of all prior civilizations would require a thorough swap in our ethos—to wit, the planned renunciation of greatness—lest we precipitate a dismal age during which the humanities and adornments of civilization are in part or thoroughly misplaced.