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"Strangers in the South Seas. The Idea of the Pacific in Western Thought" by Richard Lansdown

"Strangers in the South Seas. The Idea of the Pacific in Western Thought" by Richard Lansdown
University of Hawaii Press | 2006 | ISBN: 0824829026 | 449 pages | PDF | 5 Mb

This book includes generous excerpts from the work of explorers, soldiers, naturalists, anthropologists, artists, and writers—some famous, some obscure. It shows how "the Great South Sea" has been an irreplaceable "distant mirror" of the West and its intellectual obsessions since the Renaissance.

Richard II: Manhood, Youth, and Politics 1377-99  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by solncevorot85 at April 30, 2009
Richard II: Manhood, Youth, and Politics 1377-99

Richard II: Manhood, Youth, and Politics 1377-99
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA | ISBN: 0199546916 | edition 2008 | PDF | 336 pages | 1.22 mb

Richard II (1377-99) has long suffered from an unusually unmanly reputation. Over the centuries, he has been habitually associated with lavish courtly expenditure, absolutist ideas, Francophile tendencies, and a love of peace, all of which have been linked to the king's physical effeminacy. Even sympathetic accounts have essentially…
Gennady Rozhdestvensky Edition: Historical Russian Archives (2007) (10 CDs Box Set)

Gennady Rozhdestvensky Edition: Historical Russian Archives (2007) (10 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 10 CDs, 11:04:35 min | Covers included | 2,84 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Brilliant Classics

The conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky was never a predictable artist on disc and his hottest performances could easily power the national grid. Such is the intensity of at least two Shostakovich performances that turn up in Brilliant Classics’s Gennady Rozhdestvensky Edition. I cannot recall ever hearing a more confrontational account of the Ninth Symphony than the one Rozhdestvensky gave with the USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra on December 21, 1982, the work’s cheerful, rather sardonic “not-a-ninth-symphony” spirit suddenly pushed to the edges of irony and at times sounding positively sadistic, the first and last movements in particular. A very extreme case of “what he really meant”, whether or not you agree.

Three Kingdoms: A Historical Novel  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at March 22, 2018
Three Kingdoms: A Historical Novel

Three Kingdoms: A Historical Novel by Guanzhong Luo
English | February 8th, 2014 | ASIN: B00HXIUDRM, ISBN: 0520282167, 0520215842, 0520224787 | 525 Pages | EPUB | 2.09 MB

Updated with a new foreword by Moss Roberts for this fifteenth anniversary edition, Three Kingdoms tells the story of the fateful last reign of the Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 220), when the Chinese empire was divided into three warring kingdoms. Writing some twelve hundred years later, the Ming author Luo Guanzhong drew on histories, dramas, and poems portraying the crisis to fashion a sophisticated, compelling narrative that has become the Chinese national epic.
John Barry - Robin And Marian: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1976) Limited Edition Expanded Reissue 2008

John Barry - Robin And Marian: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1976)
Limited Edition Expanded Reissue 2008, Original Recordings, conducted by John Barry
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 218 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 129 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Prometheus Records | # PCR 522 | 00:47:54

He may have gotten his start with the hep swing of BEAT GIRL, then became a musical sensation for creating the cool jazz action of Agent 007. But for all of the lush stylings that John Barry used to define symphonic scoring as a contemporary “with it” sound, the composer proved he could make his approach sound just as contemporarily moving in the service of such historical dramas as MARY QUEEN OF SCOTTS, THE LION AND THE WINTER and THE LAST VALLEY. For if any music conveyed the feeling of untouched forests, royal intrigue and romantic mythmaking, then it was Barry’s theme-heavy scoring. Sure he’d latch onto a melody and beat you to death with it. But what a way to go, as Barry usually came up with a motif that you wouldn’t mind hearing ad infinitum, especially as his theme took on new life with each variation for strings, brass and winds. This was the kind of melody that helped make legendary figures into breathing, loving people, even when their movie got its kicks from turning such Technicolor heroes as Robin Hood and Maid Marian into characters just about ready for assisted living.

Historical Roots of the Old Testament (1200-63 BCE)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at Dec. 14, 2017
Historical Roots of the Old Testament (1200-63 BCE)

Richard D. Nelson, "Historical Roots of the Old Testament (1200-63 BCE)"
2014 | pages: 315 | ISBN: 162837005X | PDF | 2,1 mb
Legends & Lyrics - Volume 2: Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx, 3 Doors Down (2008) [Re-Up]

Legends & Lyrics - Volume 2: Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx, 3 Doors Down (2008)
DVD9 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2ch, 1536 kbps / AC3, 6ch, 448 kbps / DTS, 6ch | ~ 6.26 Gb
Rock, Soft Rock, Pop Rock | Label: Song Writers In The Round | # 850636002035 | 01:23:15

This is a unique musical performance series, driven by famous recording artists who write their own songs, blended with professional song poets who write for other artists. "Legends & Lyrics" is currently airing on PBS on a weekly basis. Installments include artist performances, "Out Of The Box" interviews, "Did You Know?" historical facts addressing the origins of today's commercial music, "Rising Stars" featuring undiscovered talent, and "Tips Of The Week" for aspiring song poets. Shot in an intimate classical performance hall in HD and Surround Sound, the series honors the true creators of the most popular genres of commercial music. "Volume 2" showcases Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx, 3 Doors Down, and Nathen Lee.

Encyclopaedia of Historical Metrology, Weights, and Measures: Volume 1  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Underaglassmoon at May 23, 2018
Encyclopaedia of Historical Metrology, Weights, and Measures: Volume 1

Encyclopaedia of Historical Metrology, Weights, and Measures: Volume 1
Birkhäuser | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 3319575961 | 677 pages | PDF | 91.34 MB

by Jan Gyllenbok (Author)

Encyclopaedia of Historical Metrology, Weights, and Measures: Volume 3  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Underaglassmoon at May 23, 2018
Encyclopaedia of Historical Metrology, Weights, and Measures: Volume 3

Encyclopaedia of Historical Metrology, Weights, and Measures: Volume 3
Birkhäuser | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 3319667114 | 917 pages | PDF | 14.30 MB

by Jan Gyllenbok (Author)

Braided Threads : A Historical Overview of the American Nonprofit Sector  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at May 23, 2018
Braided Threads : A Historical Overview of the American Nonprofit Sector

Braided Threads :
A Historical Overview of the American Nonprofit Sector

by Robert M. Penna
English | 2018 | ISBN: 0815393938 | 202 Pages | PDF | 1.73 MB