American Effects On Hungarian Imagination And Political Thought 1559 1848

Author: Géza Závodszky
Publisher: East European Monographs
ISBN: 9780880332729
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American Effects On Hungarian Imagination And Political Thought 1559 1848 from the Author: Géza Závodszky. Zavodszky shows how the politics and culture of the American colonies- and later the United States- had a crucial impact on Hungarian thought, deeply influencing the outcomes of the Hungarian Age of Reform.

Strong Wine

Author: Brian McGinty
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804731454
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Strong Wine from the Author: Brian McGinty. "Lured by the discovery of gold to cross the plains to California in 1849, Haraszthy became the first sheriff of San Diego, a member of the California legislature, and the first assayer of the United States Mint in San Francisco. Long fascinated with the possibility of growing fine European grapes in America, he moved in 1856 to northern California's Sonoma Valley, where he built the first stone wineries in California, introduced more than 300 varieties of European grapes, and planted (or helped his neighbors plant) more than a thousand acres of choice wine vineyards. He made a well-publicized wine tour of Europe in 1861, wrote the first notable book on California wine growing, and built his Sonoma estate into what was widely advertised as "the largest vineyard in the world.""--BOOK JACKET.

Russia And Eastern Europe

Author: Helen F. Sullivan
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563087363
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Russia And Eastern Europe from the Author: Helen F. Sullivan. This timely guide focuses on books that deal with the major historical occurrences that have impacted Russia and Eastern Europe, including the transition from Socialism to market economics, the civil war in the Yugoslav peninsula, and the Holocaust, featuring annotations of works representative of the time and culture. Titles are arranged by country of origin and subject area. An excellent resource for academic librarians, scholars, students, and anyone interested in the region.

Ethnologia Europaea 29 1

Author: Orvar Löfgren
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
ISBN: 9788772895666
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Ethnologia Europaea 29 1 from the Author: Orvar Löfgren.

Cultural Studies 11 3

Author: Lawrence Grossberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135107432
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Cultural Studies 11 3 from the Author: Lawrence Grossberg. This intriguing issue represents the truly international and interdisciplinary nature of contemporary work in cultural studies. Cultural Studies has reflected the discipline in becoming ever more global in scope and perspective.

Vergessene Vielfalt

Author: Steffi Marung
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3525301669
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Vergessene Vielfalt from the Author: Steffi Marung. Der Band analysiert transnationale Prozesse in Ostmitteleuropa seit der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts.

Battle For The Castle

Author: Andrea Orzoff
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195367812
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Battle For The Castle from the Author: Andrea Orzoff. Battle for Castle examines the conscious creation and dissemination of Czechoslovakia's reputation as Eastern Europe's "native democracy" by its country's leaders.

One Nation Under Gold How One Precious Metal Has Dominated The American Imagination For Four Centuries

Author: James Ledbetter
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
ISBN: 1631493965
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One Nation Under Gold How One Precious Metal Has Dominated The American Imagination For Four Centuries from the Author: James Ledbetter. One Nation Under Gold examines the countervailing forces that have long since divided America—whether gold should be a repository of hope, or a damaging delusion that has long since derailed the rational investor. Worshipped by Tea Party politicians but loathed by sane economists, gold has historically influenced American monetary policy and has exerted an often outsized influence on the national psyche for centuries. Now, acclaimed business writer James Ledbetter explores the tumultuous history and larger-than-life personalities—from George Washington to Richard Nixon—behind America’s volatile relationship to this hallowed metal and investigates what this enduring obsession reveals about the American identity. Exhaustively researched and expertly woven, One Nation Under Gold begins with the nation’s founding in the 1770s, when the new republic erupted with bitter debates over the implementation of paper currency in lieu of metal coins. Concerned that the colonies’ thirteen separate currencies would only lead to confusion and chaos, some Founding Fathers believed that a national currency would not only unify the fledgling nation but provide a perfect solution for a country that was believed to be lacking in natural silver and gold resources. Animating the "Wild West" economy of the nineteenth century with searing insights, Ledbetter brings to vivid life the actions of Whig president Andrew Jackson, one of gold’s most passionate advocates, whose vehement protest against a standardized national currency would precipitate the nation’s first feverish gold rush. Even after the establishment of a national paper currency, the virulent political divisions continued, reaching unprecedented heights at the Democratic National Convention in 1896, when presidential aspirant William Jennings Bryan delivered the legendary "Cross of Gold" speech that electrified an entire convention floor, stoking the fears of his agrarian supporters. While Bryan never amassed a wide-enough constituency to propel his cause into the White House, America’s stubborn attachment to gold persisted, wreaking so much havoc that FDR, in order to help rescue the moribund Depression economy, ordered a ban on private ownership of gold in 1933. In fact, so entrenched was the belief that gold should uphold the almighty dollar, it was not until 1973 that Richard Nixon ordered that the dollar be delinked from any relation to gold—completely overhauling international economic policy and cementing the dollar’s global significance. More intriguing is the fact that America’s exuberant fascination with gold has continued long after Nixon’s historic decree, as in the profusion of late-night television ads that appeal to goldbug speculators that proliferate even into the present. One Nation Under Gold reveals as much about American economic history as it does about the sectional divisions that continue to cleave our nation, ultimately becoming a unique history about economic irrationality and its influence on the American psyche.

The Wandering Thought Of Hannah Arendt

Author: Hans-Jörg Sigwart
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113748215X
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The Wandering Thought Of Hannah Arendt from the Author: Hans-Jörg Sigwart. This book interprets Hannah Arendt’s work as a “wandering” type of political theory. Focusing on the sub-text of Arendt’s writings which questions “how to think” adequately in political theory whilst categorically refraining from explicitly investigating meta-theoretical questions of epistemology and methodology, the book characterizes her theorizing as an oscillating movement between the experiential positions of philosophy and politics, and by its distinctly multi-contextual perspective. In contrast to the “not of this world” attitude of philosophy, the book argues that Arendt’s political theory is “of this world”. In contrast to politics, it refrains from being “at home” in any particular part of this world and instead wanders between the multiple horizons of the many different political worlds in time and space. The book explores how these two decisive motives of Arendt’s theoretical self-perception majorly influence her epistemological, methodological and normative frame of reference and inspire her understanding of major concepts, including politics, judgment, understanding, nature, and space.


Author: Rita Felski
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421409127
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Comparison from the Author: Rita Felski. Writing and teaching across cultures and disciplines makes the act of comparison inevitable. Comparative theory and methods of comparative literature and cultural anthropology have permeated the humanities as they engage more centrally with the cultural flows and circulation of past and present globalization. How do scholars make ethically and politically responsible comparisons without assuming that their own values and norms are the standard by which other cultures should be measured? Comparison expands upon a special issue of the journal New Literary History, which analyzed theories and methodologies of comparison. Six new essays from senior scholars of transnational and postcolonial studies complement the original ten pieces. The work of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Ella Shohat, Robert Stam, R. Radhakrishnan, Bruce Robbins, Ania Loomba, Haun Saussy, Linda Gordon, Walter D. Mignolo, Shu-mei Shih, and Pheng Cheah are included with contributions by anthropologists Caroline B. Brettell and Richard Handler. Historical periods discussed range from the early modern to the contemporary and geographical regions that encompass the globe. Ultimately, Comparison argues for the importance of greater self-reflexivity about the politics and methods of comparison in teaching and in research.