In the circumstances, any subsequent, and surely final, effort can
only modestly look back, marvelling that the series is still here, and
not unreasonably congratulating itself on having provided an initial
outlet for what turned, over the years, into some of the distinctive
voices and topics in literary studies.
In this concise and compelling history, Cambodia’s past is described in vivid detail, from the richness of the Angkorean empire through the dark ages of the 18th and early-19th centuries, French colonialism, independence, the Vietnamese conflict, the Pol Pot regime, and its current incarnation as a troubled democracy. With energetic writing and passion for the subject, John Tully covers the full sweep of Cambodian history, explaining why this land of contrasts remains an interesting enigma to the international community.
The life of Theodore Roosevelt is one well worth studying by any American boy who wishes to make
something of himself and mount high on the ladder of success.
The twenty-sixth President of our country is a fine type of the true American of to-day, full of vim and vigor,
quick to comprehend, and equally quick to act, not afraid to defend his opinions against all comers when
satisfied that he is in the right, independent, and yet not lacking in fine social qualities, physically and morally
courageous, and with a faith in himself and his God that is bound to make for good so...
Every careful student of history is aware that it is no longer possible to write the general history of any
important country from the original sources; on any period, the materials which accumulate in a year are more
than can be assimilated by one mind in three years. The general historian must use the results of others' work.
It is therefore essential that the great phases of political and constitutional development be treated in
monographs, each devoted to a single, limited subject and each prepared on a careful and scientific method.
Lee Battersby is an Australian author of science fiction, fantasy, and
horror fiction. His story "Carrying The God" made him the first Western
Australian winner in the Writers of the Future Competition in 2002, and
was awarded the 2003 Ditmar Award for Best New Talent. His short
story "Tales of Nireym" was a finalist in the Fantasy section of the 2005
Aurealis Awards, and "Pater Familias" won Best Horror Short Story in
the 2006 awards.
This series focuses on food culture as a way to illuminate the socie-
tal mores and daily life of Americans throughout our history. These
volumes are meant to complement history studies at the high school
level on up. In addition, Food Studies is a burgeoning field, and food
enthusiasts and food scholars will find much to mine here. The series
is comprehensive, with the first volume covering American Indian
food and the following volumes each covering an era or eras from
Colonial times until today. Regional and group differences are dis-
cussed as appropriate....
The aim of this new interdisciplinary series is to promote the exchange of information
between scientists working in different fields, who are involved in the study of complex
systems, and to foster education and training of young scientists entering this rapidly
developing research area.
American literature is the literature written or produced in the area of the United States and its preceding colonies. For more specific discussions of poetry and theater, see Poetry of the United States and Theater in the United States. During its early history, America was a series of British colonies on the eastern coast of the present-day United States. Therefore, its literary tradition begins as linked to the broader tradition of English literature. Part 2 of ebook "American Literature: Prose, drama, poetry" presents content related to Drama American and Poetry American.
There was a time of optimism and progress in the 1960s, when there was greater hope for a
braver new world, and for progressive international ideas. Colonies blessed with natural
resources were becoming nations. The locals of co-operation and sharing seemed to be
seriously pursued. Paradoxically, the 1970s slid slowly into moods of reaction and isolation
while at the same time a series of UN conferences offered hope for greater co-operation on
The aim of this series is to sketch the history of Modern Europe, with that of its chief colonies and conquests,
from about the end of the fifteenth century down to the present time. In one or two cases the story commences
at an earlier date: in the case of the colonies it generally begins later.
These two voices, while coming from radically different backgrounds, present us with
quite similar perspectives on the disempowerment of local communities, the importance
of who «owns» development processes, and a sense of the mistrust and obstacles
to communication that have been created by colonialism, modernisation and globalisation.
Grazia Borrini-Feyerabend et al.
The aim of this series is to sketch the history of Modern Europe, with that of its chief colonies and conquests, from about the end of the fifteenth century down to the present time. In one or two cases the story commences at an earlier date: in the case of the colonies it generally begins later. The histories of the different countries are described, as a rule, separately, for it is believed that, except in epochs like that of the French Revolution and Napoleon I, the connection of events will thus be better understood and the continuity of historical...
The Spanish Succession.--Influence of Louis XIV. on History.--French Schemes of Conquest in
America.--New York.--Unfitness of the Colonies for War.--The Five Nations.--Doubt and Vacillation.--The
Western Indians.--Trade and Politics.
The war which in the British colonies was called Queen Anne's War, and in England the War of the Spanish
Succession, was the second of a series of four conflicts which ended in giving to Great Britain a maritime and
colonial preponderance over France and Spain.