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Acquisitions Leeuwenborch Library - July 2014

Social Sciences and Humanities

Political Science

Handbuch Frieden [Monograph]
Gießmann, H.J. \ Rinke, Bernhard \ 2011
politiek - vrede - peace building - politieke conflicten - politieke processen - internationale betrekkingen - internationale conflicten - internationale bewegingen
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Philosophy

On the traces of Hephaestus : skills, technology and social participation [PhD thesis]
Nicolosi, G. \ 2014
Technologie en samenleving worden vaak als twee afzonderlijke entiteiten gezien. Gerelateerd aan deze opvatting is de vooronderstelling dat technologie ontkoppeld is van de menselijke ervaring en dat de moderniteit ook gekenmerkt wordt door een techn ...
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History

The age of ecology : a global history [Monograph]
Radkau, J. \ Camiller, P. \ [2014]
his book is the first major study of the history of environmentalism, from its origins in romanticism and the nature cults of the late 18th century to the global environmental movements of today. Radkau shows that this is not a single story of the st ...
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Building co-operation : a business history of the Co-operative Group, 1863-2013 [Monograph]
Wilson, J.F. \ Webster, A. \ Vorberg-Rugh, R. \ 2013
Building Co-operation traces the development of The Co-operative Group and its predecessor, the Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS), over the course of 150 years. Born from the efforts of the Rochdale Pioneers and others who established successful c ...
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Cities of commerce : the institutional foundations of international trade in the Low Countries, 1250-1650 [Monograph]
Gelderblom, O. \ [2013]
Cities of Commerce develops a model of institutional change in European commerce based on urban rivalry. Cities continuously competed with each other by adapting commercial, legal, and financial institutions to the evolving needs of merchants. Oscar ...
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The Dutch wars of independence : warfare and commerce in the Netherlands 1570-1680 [Monograph]
Hart, M. 't \ 2014
The volume investigates thoroughly the economic profitability of warfare in the early modern period and shows how smaller, commercialized states could sustain prolonged war violence common to that period. It moves beyond traditional explanations of D ...
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India in the world since 1947 : national and transnational perspectives [Monograph]
Hilger, A. \ Unger, C.R. \ cop. 2012
In recent years, India has become a favorite metaphor to describe developments and phenomena considered characteristic of globalization. Rapid economic and population growth, environmental degradation, geostrategic rivalries, mega cities, global cult ...
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Power to the people : energy in Europe over the last five centuries [Monograph]
Kander, A. \ Malanima, P. \ Warde, P. \ cop. 2013
Power to the People examines the varied but interconnected relationships between energy consumption and economic development in Europe over the last five centuries. It describes how the traditional energy economy of medieval and early modern Europe w ...
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Pure and modern milk : an environmental history since 1900 [Monograph]
Smith-Howard, K. \ 2014
Dairy farm families, health officials, and food manufacturers have simultaneously stoked human desires for an all-natural product and intervened to ensure milk's safety and profitability," writes Kendra Smith-Howard. In Pure and Modern Milk, she tell ...
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Rural people and communities in the 21st century : resilience and transformation [Monograph]
Brown, D.L. \ Schafft, K.A. \ 2011
Rural people and communities continue to play important social, economic and environmental roles at a time in which societies are rapidly urbanizing, and the identities of local places are increasingly subsumed by flows of people, information and eco ...
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Securing the world economy : the reinvention of the League of Nations, 1920-1946 [Monograph]
Clavin, P. \ 2013
Securing the World Economy explains how efforts to support global capitalism became a core objective of the League of Nations. Based on new research drawn together from archives on three continents, it explores how the world's first ever inter-govern ...
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Slavery by any other name : African life under company rule in colonial Mozambique [Monograph]
Allina, E. \ 2012
Based on documents from a long-lost and unexplored colonial archive, Slavery by Any Other Name tells the story of how Portugal privatized part of its empire to the Mozambique Company. In the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the company govern ...
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The son also rises : surnames and the history of social mobility [Monograph]
Clark, G. \ 2014
The Son Also Rises proves that movement on the social ladder has changed little over eight centuries. Using a novel technique--tracking family names over generations to measure social mobility across countries and periods--renowned economic historian ...
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Violence and punishment : civilizing the body through time [Monograph]
Spierenburg, P. \ 2013
This book tells the tale of the histories of violence, punishment, and the human body, and how they are all connected. Taking the decline of violence and the transformation of punishment as its guiding themes, the book highlights key dynamics of hist ...
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World history : an introduction [Monograph]
Vanhaute, E. \ Weix, L. \ 2013
World History: An Introduction provides readers with the knowledge and tools necessary to understand the global historical perspective and how it can be used to shed light on both our past and our present. A concise guide to the concepts, methods, de ...
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Making Europe: technology and transformations, 1850-2000 - Consumers, tinkerers, rebels : the people who shaped Europe [Monograph]
Oldenziel, R. \ Hård, M. \ 2013
Who has decided how Europeans have dressed and dwelled? Traveled and dined? Worked and played? Who, in fact, can be credited with the shaping of Europe? Certainly inventors, engineers, and politicians played their parts. In this book, historians Ruth ...
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