Download E-books The Many Careers of D.D. Kosambi: Critical Essays PDF

By D.N. Jha

Damodar Dharmananda Kosambi (July 31, 1907 June 29, 1966) used to be a guy with a Renaissance kind of versatility: he had a variety of wisdom with no sacrificing intensity. He used to be a mathematician, statistician, and polymath who contributed to genetics by way of introducing Kosambi s map functionality.

He did pioneering paintings in numismatics and in compiling severe variants of historic Sanskrit texts. principally, he used to be an excellent Marxist historian.

the current quantity brings jointly articles by means of students who examine Kosambi s contributions to Indian historiography, Indology, philology, the research of religions, ancient materialism, and our figuring out of caste in Indian background. whereas such a lot essays take care of Kosambi the historian, the ultimate essay offers a close clinical, old and political overview of his mathematical paintings. The essays are neither allergic to, nor adulatory approximately, Kosambi s paintings, yet search to offer a balanced and significant appraisal, in addition to updating our wisdom with the present pondering within the box.

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Download E-books So Fine a Prospect: Historic New England Gardens (Library of New England) PDF

By Alan Emmet

“Oh, the relief, the pride i've got had in my garden,” an octogenarian grande dame of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, remembers in an 1888 memoir. Alan Emmet’s glimpse into greater than dozen gardens that graced New England’s cities and nation-state from simply after the yankee Revolution into the 20 th century has delights of its personal. Drawing from diaries, correspondence, ancient documents, comic strip maps, and work, Emmet treats the garden--ranging from small city retreats to decorative estates of hundreds of thousands of acres--as an paintings shape and examines its evolution shape the utilitarian to the ornate. besides the useful--greenhouses, peach partitions, and pergolas--are came upon the whimsical and the idiosyncratic. She describes teahouses, topiary timber, fountains, mazes, marble nymphs, and a three-story viewing tower. And ever-present, after all, are the vegetation themselves: roses, lilies, tree peonies, orchids, even southern magnolias, in addition to towering elms, large lindens, peaches, pears, and boxwood.

But as Emmet delves extra deeply into who equipped those gardens and why, one other tale unfolds. The gardens, it kind of feels, parallel their proprietors’ lives, and embedded intheir historical past is the saga of households and their emerging and falling tides. We see nice homes inhabited by means of mild ghosts, the increase and next decay of the port cities, the emergence of a mercantile type, the metamorphosis of the towns into sprawling city facilities, and the institution of associations just like the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. rigorously chronicled, interesting, and generously illustrated, Emmet’s backyard travel is especially a lot worthy taking.

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Download E-books The Rationality and Justification of Legislation: Essays in Legisprudence PDF

By Luc J. Wintgens (auth.), Luc J. Wintgens, A. Daniel Oliver-Lalana (eds.)

The essays accumulated during this ebook handle laws from the perspective of criminal thought and supply an outline of present study in legisprudence as a brand new scholarly method of lawmaking. the general concentration of the quantity is at the justification of laws, with a unique emphasis at the problematic concept of legislative rationality. With the rational justification of laws as their relevant topic, the essays complicated at the foundations and limits of laws and the quest for a extra principled lawmaking, speak about the position of laws in the framework of democratic constitutionalism, learn laws as implementation of constitutional legislations, and discover how legislative argumentation in parliament might be construed as a resource of justification of laws.​

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Download E-books Conflict and Amity in East Asia: Essays in Honour of Ian Nish PDF

By T.G. Fraser, Peter Lowe

This quantity examines features of diplomacy in East Asia from 1895 to the current with specific connection with the position of Japan: the valuable subject pursues the antecedents, nature, and effects of the Pacific struggle (1941-5). the subjects tested specialise in the process jap growth, American-Japanese family members, eastern reactions to battle, the function of ladies through the conflicts in China and the Pacific, Anglo-American regulations in the direction of Japan, China, and Korea after 1945, Japanese-New Zealand family, and Anglo-Japanese family from the Fifties to the Eighties.

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Download E-books My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History PDF

By Allan Bérubé

This anthology will pay tribute to Allan Berube (1946-2007), a self-taught historian and MacArthur Fellow who was once a pioneer within the examine of lesbian and homosexual heritage within the usa. most sensible identified for his Lambda Literary Award-winning ebook Coming Out less than fireplace: The heritage of homosexual women and men in international struggle II (1990), Berube additionally wrote generally at the historical past of sexual politics in San Francisco and at the courting among sexuality, classification, and race. John D'Emilio and Estelle Freedman, who have been shut colleagues and acquaintances of Berube, have chosen 16 of his most crucial essays, together with hard-to-access articles and unpublished writing. The ebook offers a retrospective on Berube's lifestyles and paintings whereas it files the emergence of a grassroots lesbian and homosexual neighborhood background stream within the Seventies and Eighties. Taken jointly, the essays attest to the ability of background to mobilize members and groups to create social change.

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