Gateway to the West

Author: Ruth Bowers
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 080631236X
Category: Ohio
Page: 2000
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A Plea for the West

Author: Philander Chase
Publisher: N.A
Category: Educational fund raising
Page: 15
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Presidential Edition - The Winning of the West

Author: Theodore Roosevelt
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3732669289
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
View: 3882
Reproduktion des Originals: Presidential Edition - The Winning of the West von Theodore Roosevelt

Third World Film Making and the West

Author: Roy Armes
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520056906
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 381
View: 3239
Looks at film making in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, discusses the influence of films made in the West, and analyzes the work of prominent directors

The Origins of Modern Freedom in the West

Author: Richard W. Davis
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804724746
Category: Political Science
Page: 384
View: 1116
The volume begins with a study by Douglass C. North that emphasizes the economic and social factors that encouraged the development of freedom in the West and inhibited its development in other societies, notably China. The Greeks first devised civil and political liberty, and also were the first to have a word, eleutheria, for the concept. Martin Ostwald traces the history of the word over the course of Greek history, seeking when and why it assumed a meaning similar to freedom. Brian Tierney demonstrates how the medieval Church, by perpetuating Roman traditions of popular election and inspiring representative government, was vital to the development of modern freedom. The earliest secular institutions to follow the example of the Church in shaping their own governments were the towns of Italy, and John Hine Mundy shows how the towns served as the initial training grounds for laymen in the practice of free government. Monarchs whose coffers were depleted by continuous warfare sought to tap the resources of the wealthy towns and better-off rural residents, but these long-independent groups were not easily bullied and gathered their representatives together to negotiate taxation and grievances. In two chapters, H. G. Koenigsberger traces this background of parliaments and estates from all over Europe from the thirteenth century through the early modern era. In seventeenth-century England, parliamentary legislation would become the major vehicle for protecting the liberties of the subject. Before that, however, the common law courts were the main arena for advancing freedom, as J. H. Baker shows in his examination of the key developments in the common law. Traditionally, the Renaissance and the Reformation have been looked upon as largely separate phenomena. William J. Bouwsma asserts that in fact they were closely linked, with profound consequences for the shaping of modern freedom. Donald R. Kelley discusses the various forms and justifications of resistance that arose against the powerful monarchies that had emerged from the chaos and confusion of the fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries.

Wisdom in China and the West

Author: Qingsong Shen,Vincent Shen,Willard Gurdon Oxtoby
Publisher: CRVP
ISBN: 9781565182059
Category: Philosophy
Page: 434
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A Handful of Death in the West

Author: Patrick Haischberger
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3744874419
Category: Fiction
Page: 32
View: 3286
Ein kräftiger Schneesturm wütet auf einem hohen Berg und ein einsamer Priester stapft mit kräftigen Schritten seinen beschwerlichen Weg durch den tiefen Schnee. Dabei zieht er einen Sarg hinter sich her. Das Böse, was er damit entfesseln wird, verschlingt alles, was ihm lieb und teuer ist. Kann ein Mann seine Seele retten, wenn sie bereits verloren ist? ”Ich wünsche Patrick Haischberger mit diesem Buch viel Erfolg.“ - Sebastian Fitzek

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Author: Seth MacFarlane
ISBN: 3838757513
Category: Fiction
Page: 207
View: 7026
Ein todkomischer Western von dem Typ, der uns Family Guy, American Dad und Ted gebracht hat. Albert Stark ist ein vorwitziger Feigling, der den Wilden Westen aus tiefstem Herzen hasst. Aber es gibt Dinge, die das Leben in "Old Stump" erträglicher machen: seine Schafe, seine Freundin Louise, die noch alle ihre Zähne hat, und Edward, sein loyaler, wenn auch einfältiger Freund. Als Albert das Duell mit dem Halunken Charlie Blanche verweigert, gibt ihm Louise entnervt den Laufpass. In seiner Verzweiflung offenbart er sich der mysteriösen Schönheit Anne, die ihre eigenen Probleme hat. Ihr verhasster Mann, ein berüchtigter Revolverheld, ist mit seiner Bande auf dem Weg nach Old Stump. Und Albert, so ihr Plan, soll ihn aufhalten ...

Decline of the West?

George Kennan and His Critics
Author: Kathy Collard Miller
Publisher: Ethics & Public Policy Center
Category: Political Science
Page: 173
View: 9879
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Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West

Author: Gregory L. Tilford
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing
ISBN: 9780878423590
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 239
View: 8755
Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West is a full-colour photographic guide to the identification, edibility, and medicinal uses of over 250 plant species, growing from Alaska to southern California, east across the Rocky Mountains and the Northern Plains to the Great Lakes. Herbalist and naturalist Gregory Tilford provides a thorough introduction to the world of herbal medicine for everyone interested in plants, personal well-being, and a healthy environment.

Muslims in the West

From Sojourners to Citizens
Author: Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198033752
Category: Religion
Page: 336
View: 3089
Today, Muslims are the second largest religious group in much of Europe and North America. The essays in this collection look both at the impact of the growing Muslim population on Western societies, and how Muslims are adapting to life in the West. Part I looks at the Muslim diaspora in Europe, comprising essays on Britain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, and the Netherlands. Part II turns to the Western Hemisphere and Muslims in the U.S. , Canada, and Mexico. Throughout, the authors contend with such questions as: Can Muslims retain their faith and identity and at the same time accept and function within the secular and pluralistic traditions of Europe and America? What are the limits of Western pluralism? Will Muslims come to be fully accepted as fellow citizens with equal rights? An excellent guide to the changing landscape of Islam, this volume is an indispensable introduction to the experiences of Muslims in the West, and the diverse responses of their adopted countries.

The Wild Horse of the West

Author: Walker Demarquis Wyman
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803252233
Category: Pets
Page: 348
View: 7505
"What has happened to the mustang and to the wild or feral horse, whether of Spanish or American ancestry, in the West, is exhaustively and interestingly set forth by Walker D. Wyman. His is, perhaps, the final word on the history of the horse on the western range. . . . This is a book which holds the interest not only of students of western history and of the range, but also of the general reader."--New Mexico Historical Review. "A story gleaned from everything worth while that has been written on the wild horse and the bibliography alone will assure it space on any shelf of Americana. . . . Harold Bryant's illustrations are splendid."--New York Times Book Review. "This is a long-needed book--a valuable contribution to pioneer history. The range horse--the Mustang and the Cayuse--played no small part in the development of the West, but that part has been too often forgotten. . . . The story is well and interestingly told by Mr. Wyman."--Oregon Historical Quarterly. "Wyman examines authoritatively the various theories as to the origins of the wild horses of the plains, which eventually competed with the buffalo, transformed the culture of the Plains Indians, and still later constituted a major economic factor in Western ranching. . . . The work constitutes a valuable addition to Western Americana."--Chicago Sun.

Pioneer Women of the West

Author: Elizabeth Fries Ellet
Publisher: N.A
Category: Frontier and pioneer life
Page: 434
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The East in the West

Author: Jack Goody
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521556736
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 295
View: 331
A provocative, wide-ranging study which challenges our assumptions about Eastern 'backwardness'.

Test the West

Author: Johanna Dohnal,Halina Bendkowski
Publisher: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 174
View: 5002

Why the West Rules--for Now

The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future
Author: Ian Morris
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429977043
Category: History
Page: 768
View: 603
A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 Sometime around 1750, English entrepreneurs unleashed the astounding energies of steam and coal, and the world was forever changed. The emergence of factories, railroads, and gunboats propelled the West's rise to power in the nineteenth century, and the development of computers and nuclear weapons in the twentieth century secured its global supremacy. Now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, many worry that the emerging economic power of China and India spells the end of the West as a superpower. In order to understand this possibility, we need to look back in time. Why has the West dominated the globe for the past two hundred years, and will its power last? Describing the patterns of human history, the archaeologist and historian Ian Morris offers surprising new answers to both questions. It is not, he reveals, differences of race or culture, or even the strivings of great individuals, that explain Western dominance. It is the effects of geography on the everyday efforts of ordinary people as they deal with crises of resources, disease, migration, and climate. As geography and human ingenuity continue to interact, the world will change in astonishing ways, transforming Western rule in the process. Deeply researched and brilliantly argued, Why the West Rules—for Now spans fifty thousand years of history and offers fresh insights on nearly every page. The book brings together the latest findings across disciplines—from ancient history to neuroscience—not only to explain why the West came to rule the world but also to predict what the future will bring in the next hundred years.

Krishna Consciousness in the West

Author: Professor of Sociology and Anthropology David G Bromley
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9780838751442
Category: Religion
Page: 295
View: 548
Scholars of comparative religion, theology, philosophy, History, sociology, and psychology and members of the Hare Krishna movement discuss the history, theology, and organization of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and public reaction to the movement in America.

Whips of the West

An Illustrated History of American Whipmaking
Author: David W. Morgan
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press
ISBN: 0870335898
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 154
View: 7386
From homemade horsewhips to fancy carriage whips, braided leather straps have worked to move our country (and our livestock) forward. Author , in his new book, Whips of the West, An Illustrated History of American Whipmaking, shows how whipmaking and the industrial revolution intertwined. Morgan illustrates inventions that have revolutionized the whipmaking industry and analyzes important points in American history including the crowning of whips city of the world. With more than four decades of whipmaking experience, including creating the famous Indiana Jones whips, David W. Morgan is a whipmaking expert. Whips of the West, An Illustrated History of American Whipmaking is a valuable addition to your leathercraft and American History book collections.

The West Indies: Patterns of Development, Culture and Environmental Change Since 1492

Author: David Watts
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521386517
Category: History
Page: 609
View: 2030
For review see: Roderick A. McDonald, in The economic historic review : a journal of economic and social history, vol. 44, no. 4 (November 1991); p. 765-766.

Who's who in the West

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Canada, Western
Page: N.A
View: 3134