Palaeolithic Cave Art at Creswell Crags in European Context by Paul Bahn, Paul Pettitt, Sergio Ripoll

By Paul Bahn, Paul Pettitt, Sergio Ripoll

Cave artwork is a topic of perennial curiosity between archaeologists. till lately it used to be assumed that it was once principally constrained to southern France and northerly Iberia, even supposing in recent times new discoveries have confirmed that it initially had a wider distribution. the invention in 2003 of the UK's first examples of cave artwork, in caves at Creswell Crags at the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border, was once the main superb representation of this. The discoverers (the editors of the e-book) introduced jointly in 2004 a couple of Palaeolithic archaeologists and rock artwork experts from internationally to review the Creswell paintings and debate its value, and its similarities and contrasts with modern past due Pleistocene ("Ice Age") paintings at the Continent. This comprehensively illustrated booklet provides the Creswell artwork itself, the archaeology of the caves and the quarter, and the broader context of the higher Palaeolithic period in Britain, in addition to a couple of updated experiences of Palaeolithic cave paintings in Spain, Portugal, France, and Italy which serve to contextualize the British examples.

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Archaeology and the Capitalist World System: A Study from by Aron L. Crowell

By Aron L. Crowell

`This pioneering learn is easily illustrated with pictures of the excavation, plans of the village, and old illustrations of individuals and the panorama. an enormous acquisition for educational libraries, particularly the place there are courses in heritage, anthropology, and archaeology. top department undergraduates and above.'
Choice, June 1998

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Conservation of Cultural Heritage: Key Principles and by Hanna M. Szczepanowska

By Hanna M. Szczepanowska

Conservation of Cultural Heritage covers the equipment and practices wanted for destiny museum pros who can be operating in a variety of capacities with museum collections and artifacts. It additionally assists present pros in figuring out the advanced decision-making techniques that face conservators each day. the individuality of this booklet lies in correlating the elements of fabric technological know-how and the behaviour of artifacts in a museum setting. it is going to be of specified gain to museum execs no longer informed in conservation.

Covering a extensive diversity of subject matters which are key to sound conservation within the museum, Conservation of Cultural Heritage is a crucial device for college students and execs alike in making sure that most sensible perform is within the protection of vital collections.

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Militarization, Democracy, and Development: The Perils of by Kirk S. Bowman

By Kirk S. Bowman

Do 3rd global international locations make the most of having huge militaries, or does this hamper their improvement? within the face of conflicting proof from earlier quantitative learn and case reports, Kirk Bowman units out to discover simply what impression militarization has had on improvement in Latin the USA.

Identifying special gains of the army as an establishment in Latin the US, Kirk Bowman makes use of statistical research to illustrate that militarization has had a very malignant influence during this area of the realm on 3 key measures of improvement: democracy, monetary development, and fairness. For this quantitative comparability he attracts on longitudinal info for a pattern of seventy six constructing international locations and for 18 Latin American countries.

To remove darkness from the causal mechanisms at work--how supplier and series function within the courting among militarization and those 3 components of development--Bowman bargains a close comparability of Costa Rica and Honduras among 1948 and 1998. The case reviews not just serve to reinforce his basic argument concerning the damaging results of militarization but additionally supply many new insights into the approaches of democratic consolidation and financial transformation in those critical American international locations.

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The Scramble for African Oil: Oppression, Corruption and War by Douglas A. Yates

By Douglas A. Yates

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Release date: January 17, 2012 | ISBN-10: 0745330452 | ISBN-13: 978-0745330457
Africa is frequently noticeable as a spot to be pitied or feared as a space of instability. This ebook demanding situations those complacent assumptions, displaying how our call for for oil contributes to the continual difficulties plaguing the continent. Douglas A. Yates indicates how the 'scramble' through the good powers for African oil has fed corruption and undermined democracy. Yates records how Africans have refused to stay passive within the face of such advancements, forming events to problem this new try out at domination. This ebook is an pressing problem to our knowing of Africa, elevating questions on the results of our reliance on overseas assets. will probably be important interpreting for all these learning improvement and worldwide political financial system.

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The Political Legacy of Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana by Charles Adom Boateng

By Charles Adom Boateng

This paintings contributes to the fields of political technology, sociology, improvement, economics, and diplomacy to provide an figuring out of the position and influence of 1 of Africa's, and certainly the complete 3rd World's, top political figures.

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National Integration and Contested Autonomy: The Caribbean by Baracco (Ed.), Luciano

By Baracco (Ed.), Luciano

The indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples alongside Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast, as soon as colonized through the British, have lengthy sought to set up their autonomy vis-a-vis the dominant Spanish-influenced areas of the Pacific coast. The e-book presents a large evaluation of the autonomy procedure by means of taking a look at the old historical past of autonomy, claims to land and language rights, and land demarcation and communal forestry projects.This ebook seeks to meet the globally rising curiosity within the thought of autonomy and bi-zonality as a good mechanism of clash answer and safety of minority rights. The post-Cold conflict period has witnessed a resurgence of conflictive ethnic and secessionist politics that has put the taken-for-granted primacy of unitary, sovereign geographical regions into query. besides situations comparable to Cyprus, Northern eire, and the Basque areas of Spain, Nicaragua sought to solve lengthy and persistent ethnic clash, problems with minority rights to self-determination, and questions in regards to the sovereignty of nationwide states, via an autonomy technique that prolonged past a slender political payment to incorporate the workout of cultural rights and keep watch over of neighborhood resources.Autonomy on Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast is still hugely contested, being concurrently characterised by means of growth, setbacks and violent disagreement inside a couple of fields and regarding a multiplicity of actors; neighborhood, nationwide and international. This event bargains severe classes for efforts around the globe that search to solve original and deep-seated ethnic clash by means of trying to reconcile the necessity for improvement, often fostered via nationwide governments, with the security of minority rights recommended via marginalized minorities residing inside state states.

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Afrikaners in the New South Africa: Identity Politics in a by Rebecca Davies

By Rebecca Davies

How has the placement of Afrikaners replaced because the finish of the Apartheid regime in South Africa? whereas the hyperlinks among Afrikaner nationalist id and the apartheid regime were irrevocably altered, it's obvious that this newly disempowered minority nonetheless instructions an enormous fabric and cultural capital. convinced Afrikaans audio system became vital gamers within the new South Africa and at the global level. Davies argues that the worldwide political economic climate and the heavily linked ideology of globalization are significant catalysts for swap in Afrikaner identifications and positions. She identifies a number of Afrikaner constituencies and identities and indicates how they play out within the complicated social, financial and political panorama of South Africa. obtainable, informative and well-written, Afrikaners within the New South Africa is an important contribution to our figuring out of post-apartheid South Africa. will probably be integral for these drawn to South Africa, id politics, globalization, foreign political financial system and geography.

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Conflict in the Archaeology of Living Traditions by R. Layton

By R. Layton

The 1st textual content to handle the contentious matters raised by means of the pursuit of anthropology and archaeology on this planet this day. Calls into query the conventional, occasionally tricky courting among western students and the modern cultures and peoples they examine and will simply disturb.

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A Man of Three Worlds: Samuel Pallache, a Moroccan Jew in by Mercedes García-Arenal

By Mercedes García-Arenal

Within the overdue 15th century, some of the Jews expelled from Spain made their method to Morocco and validated a dynamic neighborhood in Fez. a few Jewish households grew to become widespread in trade and public lifestyles there. one of the Jews of Fez of Hispanic starting place was once Samuel Pallache, who served the Moroccan sultan as a advertisement and diplomatic agent in Holland till Pallache's loss of life in 1616. sooner than that, he had attempted to come back along with his kinfolk to Spain, and to this finish he attempted to transform to Catholicism and labored as an informer, middleman, and undercover agent in Moroccan affairs for the Spanish courtroom. Later he turned a privateer opposed to Spanish ships and used to be attempted in London as a result. His non secular identification proved to be as mutable as his political allegiances: while in Amsterdam, he was once devoutly Jewish; whilst in Spain, a devoted converso (a baptized Jew).In a guy of 3 Worlds, Mercedes García-Arenal and Gerard Wiegers view Samuel Pallache's international as a microcosm of early smooth society, one way more interconnected, cosmopolitan, and fluid than is frequently portrayed. Pallache's missions and misadventures took him from Islamic Fez and Catholic Spain to Protestant England and Holland. via those travels, the authors discover the workings of the Moroccan sultanate and the Spanish court docket, the Jewish groups of Fez and Amsterdam, and information of the Atlantic-Mediterranean alternate. straight away a sweeping view of 2 continents, 3 faiths, and 5 geographical regions and an intimate tale of 1 man's extraordinary existence, a guy of 3 Worlds is historical past at its so much compelling.

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