By R.H. Major
By R.H. Major
By Jack Goody
By James M. Powell
James M. Powell the following deals a brand new interpretation of the 5th Crusade's old and social effect, and a richly lucrative view of existence within the 13th century. Powell addresses such questions because the measure of renowned curiosity within the crusades, the spiritual weather of the interval, the social constitution of the club of the campaign, and the consequences of the recruitment attempt at the outcome.
By Christian Saint-Etienne
By Geoffrey Parker,Lesley M. Smith
By Manfred Zollinger
Gambling is an engaging topic which for plenty of centuries has attracted public curiosity. but, regardless of its ubiquity, playing (or gaming) leads a marginal lifestyles in the limitations of scholarly examine. delivering a longue duree survey, this quantity promotes a old realizing of the topic enriched with a various educational process that pulls upon sociology, economics and psychology.
Each bankruptcy within the assortment is the paintings of a popular pupil with an extended status curiosity in playing learn. The contributions provide historic analyses of the medieval origins of the 'Gambler country' and of mathematical danger calculation. They forged gentle at the roles of alternative stakeholders in playing together with the enjoying public, enterprise, and the kingdom. they supply a debatable dialogue of the alleged 'pathological' nature of probability video games and the explanations for both regulating or releasing them from nation keep watch over. final yet now not least, authors care for country-by-country specifics in gaming cultures and playing markets.
Taken as an entire, the chapters during this quantity chart the advance of ecu playing tradition from the medieval to fashionable instances. In so doing it presents crucial context for either old and present debates in regards to the nature of playing and lotteries, dependancy to playing, poverty and social degradation at the fringes of the welfare state.
By Larry Hancock
By R A Burt
And with solid cause. providing an unheard of diversity of descriptive and illustrative aspect, the writer describes the evolution of the battleship sessions via all their alterations and refits. in addition to facing layout positive factors, armour, equipment and tool vegetation and weaponry, he additionally examines the functionality of the ships in conflict and analyses their successes and screw ups; and in addition to masking the entire RN’s battleships and battlecruisers, he additionally seems intimately on the airplane provider conversions of the WWI battlecruisers livid, excellent and Courageous.
British Battleships 1919-1939 is a masterpiece of analysis and the great textual content is observed by means of tabular element and positively the best choice of pictures and line drawings ever provided in this type of e-book. For this re-creation the writer has extra a few seventy five new photos, a lot of them having by no means seemed in print earlier than, and the publication has been thoroughly redesigned to completely take advantage of the excellent photograph collection.
A pride for the historian, fanatic and send modeller, it's a quantity that's already considered as an important reference paintings for this most vital period in naval historical past and send design.
By Harry De Windt
By Michael J. Lyons
Highly looked for its concise explanation of the complexities of global conflict II, this publication illuminates the origins, path, and long-range results of the warfare. It presents a balanced account that analyzes either the eu and Pacific theaters of operations and the connections among them. The 5th variation accommodates new fabric in response to the newest scholarship, supplying up to date conclusions on key subject matters and improved assurance all through.