The Absolutist

The Absolutist Author John Boyne
ISBN-10 9781409044864
Release 2011-05-12
Pages 432
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September 1919: Twenty-year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver a clutch of letters to Marian Bancroft. Tristan fought alongside Marian's brother Will during the Great War. They trained together. They fought together. But in 1917, Will laid down his guns on the battlefield and declared himself a conscientious objector, an act which has brought shame and dishonour on the Bancroft family. The letters, however, are not the real reason for Tristan's visit. He holds a secret deep within him. One that he is desperate to unburden himself of to Marian, if he can only find the courage. Whatever happens, this meeting will change his life – forever.



The Absolutist

The Absolutist Author John Boyne
ISBN-10 9780385668712
Release 2012-04-10
Pages 320
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From the beloved John Boyne, a powerful, poignant novel about how we are to be good in the face of disaster. September 1919: Twenty-year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver some letters to Marian Bancroft. During the Great War, Tristan fought alongside Marian's brother Will who, in 1917, laid down his gun on the battlefield, declared himself a conscientious objector and was shot as a traitor, an act which brought shame and dishonour on the Bancroft family. But the letters are not the real reason for Tristan's visit. He holds a secret deep in his soul. One that he is desperate to unburden himself of to Marian, if he can only find the courage. As they stroll through the streets of a city still coming to terms with the end of the war, he recalls his friendship with Will, from the training ground at Aldershot to the trenches of Northern France, and speaks of how the intensity of their friendship brought him from brief moments of happiness and self-discovery to long periods of despair and pain. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Absolutist

The Absolutist Author John Boyne
ISBN-10 9781590515532
Release 2012-07-10
Pages 320
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A masterfully told tale of passion, jealousy, heroism and betrayal set in the gruesome trenches of World War I. It is September 1919: twenty-one-year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver a package of letters to the sister of Will Bancroft, the man he fought alongside during the Great War. But the letters are not the real reason for Tristan's visit. He can no longer keep a secret and has finally found the courage to unburden himself of it. As Tristan recounts the horrific details of what to him became a senseless war, he also speaks of his friendship with Will--from their first meeting on the training grounds at Aldershot to their farewell in the trenches of northern France. The intensity of their bond brought Tristan happiness and self-discovery as well as confusion and unbearable pain. The Absolutist is a masterful tale of passion, jealousy, heroism, and betrayal set in one of the most gruesome trenches of France during World War I. This novel will keep readers on the edge of their seats until its most extraordinary and unexpected conclusion, and will stay with them long after they've turned the last page.



Lineages of the Absolutist State Verso World History Series

Lineages of the Absolutist State  Verso World History Series Author Perry Anderson
ISBN-10 9781781680100
Release 2013-04-23
Pages 576
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The political nature of Absolutism has long been a subject of controversy within historical materialism. Developing considerations advanced in Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism, this book situates the Absolutist states of the early modern epoch against the prior background of European feudalism. It is divided into two parts. The first discusses the overall structures of Absolutism as a state-system in Western Europe, from the Renaissance onwards. It then looks in turn at the trajectory of each of the specific Absolutist states in the dominant countries of the West—Spain, France, England and Sweden, set off against the case of Italy, where no major indigenous Absolutism developed. The second part of the work sketches a comparative prospect of Absolutism in Eastern Europe. The peculiarities, as well as affinities, of Eastern Absolutism as a distinct type of royal state, are examined. The variegated monarchies of Prussia, Austria and Russia are surveyed, and the lessons asked of the counter-example of Poland. Finally, the structureof the Ottoman Empire in the Balkans is taken as an external gauge by which the singularity of Absolutism as a European phenomenon is assessed. The work ends with some observations on the special position occupied by European development within universal history, which draws themes from both Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism andLineages of the Absolutist State together into a single argument—within their common limits—as materials for debate.



A Refutation of Moral Relativism

A Refutation of Moral Relativism Author Peter Kreeft
ISBN-10 9781681490182
Release 2016-03-22
Pages 180
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No issue is more fateful for civilization than moral relativism. History knows not one example of a successful society which repudiated moral absolutes. Yet most attacks on relativism have been either pragmatic (looking at its social consequences) or exhorting (preaching rather than proving), and philosophers' arguments against it have been specialized, technical, and scholarly. In his typical unique writing style, Peter Kreeft lets an attractive, honest, and funny relativist interview a "Muslim fundamentalist" absolutist so as not to stack the dice personally for absolutism. In an engaging series of personal interviews, every conceivable argument the "sassy Black feminist" reporter Libby gives against absolutism is simply and clearly refuted, and none of the many arguments for moral absolutism is refuted.



Charles XI and Swedish Absolutism 1660 1697

Charles XI and Swedish Absolutism  1660 1697 Author A. F. Upton
ISBN-10 0521573904
Release 1998-06-04
Pages 281
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The reading public outside Sweden knows little of that country's history, beyond the dramatic and short-lived era in the seventeenth century when Sweden under Gustavus Adolphus became a major European power by her intervention in the Thirty Years War. In the last decades of the seventeenth century another Swedish king, Charles XI, launched a less dramatic but remarkable bid to stabilize and secure Sweden's position as a major power in northern Europe and as master of the Baltic Sea. This project, which is almost unknown to students of history outside Sweden, involved a comprehensive overhaul of the government and institutions of the kingdom, on the basis of establishing Sweden as a model of absolute monarchy. This 1998 book gives an account of what was achieved under the absolutist direction of a distinctly unglamorous, but pious and conscientious ruler.



Autobiography of an Absolutist

Autobiography of an Absolutist Author Nataraja Guru
ISBN-10 UVA:X002194966
Release 1989
Pages 694
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Autobiography of an Absolutist has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Autobiography of an Absolutist also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Autobiography of an Absolutist book for free.



Lineages of the Absolutist State

Lineages of the Absolutist State Author Perry Anderson
ISBN-10 9781781680544
Release 2013-03-12
Pages 576
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The political nature of Absolutism has long been a subject of controversy within historical materialism. Developing considerations advanced in Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism, this book situates the Absolutist states of the early modern epoch against the prior background of European feudalism. It is divided into two parts. The first discusses the overall structures of Absolutism as a state-system in Western Europe, from the Renaissance onwards. It then looks in turn at the trajectory of each of the specific Absolutist states in the dominant countries of the West—Spain, France, England and Sweden, set off against the case of Italy, where no major indigenous Absolutism developed. The second part of the work sketches a comparative prospect of Absolutism in Eastern Europe. The peculiarities, as well as affinities, of Eastern Absolutism as a distinct type of royal state, are examined. The variegated monarchies of Prussia, Austria and Russia are surveyed, and the lessons asked of the counter-example of Poland. Finally, the structureof the Ottoman Empire in the Balkans is taken as an external gauge by which the singularity of Absolutism as a European phenomenon is assessed. The work ends with some observations on the special position occupied by European development within universal history, which draws themes from both Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism andLineages of the Absolutist State together into a single argument—within their common limits—as materials for debate.



Calvinism Reform and the Absolutist State in Elizabethan Ireland

Calvinism  Reform and the Absolutist State in Elizabethan Ireland Author Mark A Hutchinson
ISBN-10 9781317317012
Release 2015-10-06
Pages 240
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Despite the best efforts of the English government, Elizabethan Ireland remained resolutely Catholic. Hutchinson examines this ‘failure’ of the Protestant Reformation. He argues that the emerging political concept of the absolutist state forms a crucial link between English policy in Ireland and the aims of the Calvinist reformers.



Mazarin

Mazarin Author Geoffrey Treasure
ISBN-10 9781134980598
Release 2006-09-07
Pages 432
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Mazarin was the model statesman of the early modern period in French history. This book follows his career from pupil of the Jesuits, through legate in Paris and Avignon, to service for Louis XIII and beyond. Mazarin's role in the survival of absolute monarchy during the upheavals of the Fronde and his guidance of the young Louis XIV are given full weight. His crucial part in many diplomatic exchanges, and in particular those which brought an end to the Thirty Years War and the Franco-Spanish War, is examined in detail. His life is placed in the context of a study of the times, highlighting the rapidly changing nature of government.



Laughing Matters

Laughing Matters Author Sara Beam
ISBN-10 0801445604
Release 2007
Pages 268
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Sara Beam, in revealing how theater and politics were intimately intertwined, shows how the topics we joke about in public reflect and shape larger religious and political developments.



Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism

Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism Author Perry Anderson
ISBN-10 1859841074
Release 1996
Pages 304
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The rise of the modern absolutist monarchies in Europe constitutes in many ways the birth of the modern historical epoch. Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism, the companion volume to Perry Anderson's highly acclaimed and influential Lineages of the Absolutist State, is a sustained exercise in historical sociology to root the development of absolutism in the diverse routes taken from the slave-based societies of Ancient Greece and Rome to fully-fledged feudalism. In the course of this study Anderson vindicates and refines the explanatory power of a Marxist conception of history, whilst casting a fascinating light on Greece, Rome, the Germanic invasion, nomadic society, and the different patterns of the evolution of feudalism in Northern, Mediterranean, Eastern and Western Europe.



Absolutism and the Eighteenth Century Origins of Compulsory Schooling in Prussia and Austria

Absolutism and the Eighteenth Century Origins of Compulsory Schooling in Prussia and Austria Author James van Horn Melton
ISBN-10 0521528569
Release 2003-11-13
Pages 288
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This 1988 book is a study of precocious attempts at school reform in societies that were overwhelmingly 'premodern'.



Chaucerian Polity

Chaucerian Polity Author David Wallace
ISBN-10 0804727244
Release 1997
Pages 555
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This study of Chaucer's poetry and prose incorporates approaches gleaned from modern Marxist historiography, gender theory, and cultural studies. It presents an articulation of Chaucerian polity through analyses of art, architecture, city and country, household space, guild and mercantile cultures, as well as literary texts. The author argues that The Canterbury Tales reveal the influence of Chaucer's Italian journeys and exposure to the the great Trecento authors Dante, Boccaccio, and Petrarch and the Trecento's most crucial material and ideological conflict - that between the associational polity of Florence and the prototype absolutist state of Lombardy. In drawing these parallels, the author challenges conventional divisions between the medieval and the Renaissance.



Absolutism and Its Discontents

Absolutism and Its Discontents Author Michael S. Kimmel
ISBN-10 0887381804
Release 1988
Pages 265
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Absolutism and Its Discontents has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Absolutism and Its Discontents also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Absolutism and Its Discontents book for free.



The Holy Roman Empire and the Ottomans

The Holy Roman Empire and the Ottomans Author Mehmet Sinan Birdal
ISBN-10 9781848856226
Release 2011-08-15
Pages 211
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The Holy Roman Empire covered much of Europe and lasted for over a millennium, but has long been regarded as ineffective and largely irrelevant to broader historical issues. Drawing on a wealth of research, Peter Wilson offers an alternative interpretation of the Empire's last three centuries. The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806, second edition: * Explains key stages in the Empire's development within the context of wider European history * Provides a comprehensive guide to its institutions and the central debates * Incorporates the latest scholarship and has been fully revised and updated throughout, offering more in depth treatment of major issues * Features a new chapter on whether the Empire can be considered the first German nation state. Clear and concise, this established book is an ideal introduction for anyone who is studying the structure and significance of the Holy Roman Empire and its impact on early modern Europe.



The Port Jews of Habsburg Trieste

The Port Jews of Habsburg Trieste Author Lois C. Dubin
ISBN-10 0804733201
Release 1999
Pages 335
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This book offers new perspective on the process of Jewish integration in modern Europe. Heretofore, discussions of Jewish culture and politics in the eighteenth century have emphasized enlightenment in Berlin and emphasized emancipation in Paris. In this study, the author addresses the Habsburg Monarchy, which contained the largest Jewish population in Europe outside Russia, by focusing on the free port of Trieste, at the crossroads of Central Europe, Italy, and the Levant. In this dynamic port city, mercantilist state building, enlightenment absolutism, multicultural diversity, and Italian Jewish traditions produced a path toward integration that is generally ignored in modern Jewish history: that of acculturated merchants in commercial centers.