Historical Dictionary of the Gypsies (Romanies)

Book of Historical Dictionary of the Gypsies (Romanies)
Historical Dictionary of the Gypsies (Romanies) is book by N.a, publish by Scarecrow Press with 392 pages. You can read book online free by subscribe to Kindle Unlimited or direct download from the alternative source.
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Isbn : : 0810864401
  • Pages : 392
  • Category : History

Originating in India, the Gypsies arrived in Europe around the 14th century, spreading not only across the entirety of the continent but also immigrating to the Americas. The first Gypsy migration included farmworkers, blacksmiths, and mercenary soldiers, as well as musicians, fortune-tellers, and entertainers. At first, they were generally welcome as an interesting diversion to the dull routine of that period. Soon, however, they attracted the antagonism of the governing powers, as they have continually done throughout the following centuries. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Gypsies (Romanies) seeks to end such prejudice by clarifying the facts about this nomadic people. Through a list of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, events, institutions, and aspects of culture, society, economy, and politics, the history of the Gypsies and their culture is told.

Schools, School-Books and Schoolmasters

Book of Schools, School-Books and Schoolmasters
  • Author : W. Carew Hazlitt
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Isbn : : 1465510893
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Education

The Theology of Hathor of Dendera

Book of The Theology of Hathor of Dendera
  • Author : Barbara A. Richter
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Isbn : : 1937040526
  • Pages : 530
  • Category : History

The Ptolemaic period witnessed an enormous increase in the number of hieroglyphic signs and iconographic elements (composite crowns, scepters, and cult objects). The ancient scribes exploited this complexity when composing the reliefs used in temple decoration, selecting particular words, hieroglyphic signs, and iconographic elements in order to create interconnected multiple layers of meaning, forming a tapestry of sound and sight. The Theology of Hathor of Dendera examines these techniques on both micro- and macro-levels, from their smallest details to their broadest thematic connections, foregrounding individual techniques to determine the words and phrases singled out for emphasis. By synthesizing their use in the three-dimensional space of the most important cult chamber in the Temple of Hathor at Dendera, this new method of analysis not only reveals the most essential characteristics of the local theology, but also shows how the ancient scribes envisioned the universe and the place of humankind within it.


Book of Design
  • Author : Bernhard E. Bürdek
  • Publisher : Birkhäuser
  • Isbn : : 3035603944
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Architecture

For students of design, professional product designers, and anyone interested in design equally indispensable: the fully revised and updated edition of the reference work on product design. The book traces the history of product design and its current developments, and presents the most important principles of design theory and methodology, looking in particular at the communicative function of products and highlighting aspects such as corporate and service design, design management, strategic design, interface/interaction design and human design.. From the content: Design and history: The Bauhaus; The Ulm School of Design; The Example of Braun; The Art of Design Design and Globalization Design and Methodology: Epistemological Methods in Design Design and Theory: Aspects of the Disciplinary Design Theory Design and its Context: From Corporate Design to Service Design Product Language and Product Semiotics Architecture and Design Design and Society Design and Technological Progress

Cognitive Architecture

Book of Cognitive Architecture
  • Author : Ann Sussman,Justin B Hollander
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : : 1317932293
  • Pages : 194
  • Category : Architecture

*Winner of the Environmental Design Research Association 2016 Place Research Award!* In Cognitive Architecture, the authors review new findings in psychology and neuroscience to help architects and planners better understand their clients as the sophisticated mammals they are, arriving in the world with built-in responses to the environment that have evolved over millennia. The book outlines four main principles---Edges Matter, the fact people are a thigmotactic or a 'wall-hugging' species; Patterns Matter, how we are visually-oriented; Shapes Carry Weight, how our preference for bilateral symmetrical forms is biological; and finally, Storytelling is Key, how our narrative proclivities, unique to our species, play a role in successful place-making. The book takes an inside-out approach to design, arguing that the more we understand human behavior, the better we can design for it. The text suggests new ways to analyze current designs before they are built, allowing the designer to anticipate a user's future experience. More than one hundred photographs and drawings illustrate its key concepts. Six exercises and additional case studies suggest particular topics - from the significance of face-processing in the human brain to our fascination with fractals - for further study.


Book of Auberon
  • Author : James S. A. Corey
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Isbn : : 0316217670
  • Pages : 75
  • Category : Fiction

A novella set in the universe of James S. A. Corey's NYT-bestselling Expanse series, Auberon explores a new and alien world and the age-old dangers that humanity has carried with it to the stars. Now a Prime Original series. Auberon is one of the first and most important colony worlds in humanity's reach, and the new conquering faction has come to claim it. Governor Rittenaur has come to bring civilization and order to the far outpost and guarantee the wealth and power of the Empire. But Auberon already has its own history, a complex culture, and a criminal kingpin named Erich with very different plans. In a world of deceit, violence, and corruption, the greatest danger Rittenaur faces is love. The ExpanseLeviathan WakesCaliban's WarAbaddon's GateCibola BurnNemesis GamesBabylon's AshesPersepolis RisingTiamat's Wrath The Expanse Short FictionThe Butcher of Anderson StationGods of RiskThe ChurnThe Vital AbyssStrange DogsAuberon

Christianities in the Early Modern Celtic World

Book of Christianities in the Early Modern Celtic World
  • Author : T. O' Hannrachain,R. Armstrong,Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : : 1137306351
  • Pages : 254
  • Category : History

Ranging from devotional poetry to confessional history, across the span of competing religious traditions, this volume addresses the lived faith of diverse communities during the turmoil of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Together, they provide a textured understanding of the complexities in religious belief, practice and organization.

The Birthpangs of Protestant England

Book of The Birthpangs of Protestant England
  • Author : Patrick Collinson,Enda Murphy
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : : 1349195847
  • Pages : 188
  • Category : History

'...a masterly study.' Alister McGrath, Theological Book Review '...a splendid read.' J.J.Scarisbrick, TLS '...profound, witty...of immense value.' David Loades, History Today Historians have always known that the English Reformation was more than a simple change of religious belief and practice. It altered the political constitution and, according to Max Weber, the attitudes and motives which governed the getting and investment of wealth, facilitating the rise of capitalism and industrialisation. This book investigates further implications of the transformative religious changes of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries for the nation, the town, the family, and for their culture.

Surveillance, Militarism and Drama in the Elizabethan Era

Book of Surveillance, Militarism and Drama in the Elizabethan Era
  • Author : C. Breight
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : : 023037302X
  • Pages : 348
  • Category : Literary Criticism

Curtis Breight challenges the view that Renaissance English rulers could not dominate their domestic population. He argues, alternatively, that the Elizabethan state was controlled by the Cecilian faction, which maintained power by focusing English energies outwardly. Cecilians launched relentless assaults by land and sea against England's neighbours. By the 1590s their policies had enriched a few yet destroyed countless people, and this book reads the drama of Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare in relation to ongoing national and international conflict.

Nooks and Corners of Lancashire and Cheshire

Book of Nooks and Corners of Lancashire and Cheshire
  • Author : James Croston
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : :
  • Pages : 2080
  • Category : Fiction

"Nooks and Corners of Lancashire and Cheshire" by James Croston. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Australians and the First World War

Book of Australians and the First World War
  • Author : Kate Ariotti,James E. Bennett
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : : 3319515209
  • Pages : 254
  • Category : History

This book contributes to the global turn in First World War studies by exploring Australians’ engagements with the conflict across varied boundaries and by situating Australian voices and perspectives within broader, more complex contexts. This diverse and multifaceted collection includes chapters on the composition and contribution of the Australian Imperial Force, the experiences of prisoners of war, nurses and Red Cross workers, the resonances of overseas events for Australians at home, and the cultural legacies of the war through remembrance and representation. The local-global framework provides a fresh lens through which to view Australian connections with the Great War, demonstrating that there is still much to be said about this cataclysmic event in modern history.

The Elizabethan Puritan Movement

Book of The Elizabethan Puritan Movement
  • Author : Patrick Collinson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : : 1000223450
  • Pages : 530
  • Category : History

Originally published in 1967, this book is a history of church puritanism as a movement and as a political and ecclesiastical organism; of its membership structure and internal contradictions; of the quest for ‘a further reformation’. It tells the fascinating story of the rise of a revolutionary moment and its ultimate destruction.

How the Law Works

Book of How the Law Works
  • Author : Gary Slapper
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : : 1317218027
  • Pages : 308
  • Category : Law

‘How the Law Works is a gem of a book, for law students and for everyone else. It is a must read for anyone interested in how society is shaped and controlled via law.’ Dr Steven Vaughan, solicitor, Senior Lecturer, Birmingham Law School ‘How the Law Works is a comprehensive, witty and easy-to-read guide to the law. I thoroughly recommend it to non-lawyers who want to improve their knowledge of the legal system and to potential students as an introduction to the law of England and Wales.’ HH Judge Lynn Tayton QC Reviews of the first edition: ‘A friendly, readable and surprisingly entertaining overview of what can be a daunting and arcane subject to the outsider.’ The Law Teacher ‘An easy-to-read, fascinating book . . . brimful with curios, anecdote and explanation.’ The Times How the Law Works is a refreshingly clear and reliable guide to today’s legal system. Offering interesting and comprehensive coverage, it makes sense of all the curious features of the law in day to day life and in current affairs. Explaining the law and legal jargon in plain English, it provides an accessible entry point to the different types of law and legal techniques, as well as today’s compensation culture and human rights law. In addition to explaining the role of judges, lawyers, juries and parliament, it clarifies the mechanisms behind criminal and civil law. How the Law Works is essential reading for anyone approaching law for the first time, or for anyone who is interested in an engaging introduction to the subject’s bigger picture.

A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland

Book of A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Author : Bernard Burke
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Isbn : : 5880560945
  • Pages : N.A
  • Category : History