If Toru Dutt were alive, she would still be younger than any recognized European writer, and yet her fame, which is already considerable, has been entirely posthumous. Within the brief space of four years which now divides us from the date of her decease, her genius has been revealed to the world under many phases, and has been recognized throughout France and England. Her name, at least, is no longer unfamiliar in the ear of any well-read man or woman. But at the hour of her death she had published but[viii] one book, and that book had found but...
The abuse of older people by family members dates
back to ancient times. Until the advent of initiatives
to address child abuse and domestic violence in the
last quarter of the 20th century, it remained a
private matter, hidden from public view. Initially
seen as a social welfare issue and subsequently a
problem of ageing, abuse of the elderly, like other
forms of family violence, has developed into a
public health and criminal justice concern.
A superb panoramic study of clothing worn in the Middle Ages. A meticulously researched text is enhanced with nearly 700 illustrations depicting all manner of apparel — from fur-trimmed cloaks and brocaded robes of courtiers and the nobility to simpler mantles, tunics and trousers worn by merchants, huntsmen, and other commoners.
Foundation building is neither picturesque nor especially interesting, but it is indispensable. However fair the
structure is to be, one must first lay the rough-hewn stones upon which it is to rest. It would be much
pleasanter in this sketch to display at once the minarets and towers, and stained-glass windows; but that can
only be done when one's castle is in Spain.
Would we comprehend the Germany of to-day, we must hold firmly in our minds an epitome of what it has
been, and see vividly the devious path of its development through the ages.
Since the appearance of the Regents' Syllabus the Committee of Five of the American Historical Association
has made its Report (1911), suggesting a rearrangement of the curriculum which would permit a year's work
in English and Continental history.
From the furry hides probably worn by Neanderthals to designer jeans, this set intended for middle-schoolers surveys how people have covered and adorned themselves through the ages and around the world. The volumes cover The Ancient World; Early Cultures across the Globe; European Culture from the Renaissance to the Modern Era; Modern World Part I, 1900-1945; and Modern World Part II, 1946-2003.
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Ancient and Medieval Economics
When dealing with the economic thought of antiquity, we must give primary attention to the ancient Greeks, whose writings have been preserved and form an integral part of our European intellectual heritage.
Globalization is the process of coming together as a closely
connected global community. It began thousands of years
ago, when tribal groups and small hunting parties wandered from
place to place. The process accelerated following Columbus’s epic
voyage more than five centuries ago. Europeans—an estimated
50 million of them—spread out to occupy lands throughout the
world. This migration transformed the distribution of the world’s
peoples and their cultures forever. In the United States and Can-
ada, for example, most people speak a West European language.
The Protestant Reformation marked an era both in life and thought for the modern world. It ushered in a
revolution in Europe. It established distinctions and initiated tendencies which are still significant. These
distinctions have been significant not for Europe alone. They have had influence also upon those continents
which since the Reformation have come under the dominion of Europeans. Yet few would now regard the
Reformation as epoch-making in the sense in which that pre-eminence has been claimed.
Studies on the biology of honeybees stem from ancient times, in both Asia and
Europe. However, published scientific works on the honeybees of both regions
gained unanticipated momentum on the heels of World War II and were boosted
exponentially by Sputnik a decade later. Since that time, 95% of all publications on
Asian and 99% on European honeybees were published. We believe that the
publication of the Ruttner’s monographs (1988, 1992) was further major stimuli
for research on Asian honeybees.
In addition to global climate change, these include: the health risks
posed by stratospheric ozone depletion; loss of biodiversity; stresses on terrestrial
and ocean food-producing systems; changes in hydrological systems and the sup-
plies of freshwater; and the global dissemination of persistent organic pollutants.
Climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion are the best known of these
various global environmental changes.