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  • Budapest Scientific - A Guidebook

    Budapest Scientific - A Guidebook

    Hargittai István
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    This guidebook introduces the reader to the visible memorabilia of science and scientists in Budapest - statues, busts, plaques, buildings, and other artefacts. According to the Hungarian-American Nobel laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi, this metropolis atthe crossroads of Europe has a special atmosphere of respect for science. It has been the venue of numerous scientific achievements and the cradle, literally, of many individuals who in Hungary, and even more beyond its borders, became world-renownedcontributors to science and culture.Six of the eight chapters of the book cover the Hungarian Nobel laureates, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the university, the medical school, agricultural sciences, and technology and engineering. One chapter is about selected secondary schools fromwhich seven Nobel laureates (Szent-Györgyi, de Hevesy, Wigner, Gabor, Harsanyi, Olah, and Kertész) and the five Martians of Science (von Kármán, Szilard, Wigner, von Neumann, and Teller) had graduated. The concluding chapter is devoted to scientistmartyrs of the Holocaust.
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  • The Road To Stockholm

    The Road To Stockholm

    Hargittai István
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    The Nobel Prizes enjoy enormous prestige throughout the world. Every year, science is propelled into the limelight, and in October, when the prizes are announced, and December, when they are awarded at a ceremony in Stockholm, a chosen few scientistsacquire celebrity status and their science receives wide coverage in the news media. First awarded in 1901, the Nobel Prize remains the only science prize widely recognized by the general public. What sort of scientists become Nobel laureates? How arethey chosen? Are there features common to them, and to their prize-winning research? These sorts of questions have long intrigued Istvan Hargittai and seeking answers, he began interviewing Nobel prize-winning scientists about their careers. Some 70laureates, and a similar number of other distinguished scientists, have been interviewed, most of them during the late 1990s, and the result is this remarkable book. Written for a general readership, The Road to Stockholm illuminates the nature ofscientific discovery, the Nobel Prize selection process, the factors common to award-winning research, and the effects of the Nobel Prize on science itself. Here are stories of scientists who overcame adversity, eventually to win the Prize
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    ISBN: 9780198509127
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  • The British Empire (Very Short Introduction - 355)

    The British Empire (Very Short Introduction - 355)

    Jackson, Ashley
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    From the eighteenth century until the 1950s the British Empire was the biggest political entity in the world. The territories forming this empire ranged from tiny islands to vast segments of the world's major continental land masses. The British Empireleft its mark on the world in a multitude of ways, many of them permanent.In this Very Short Introduction, Ashley Jackson introduces and defines the British Empire, reviewing its historiography by answering a series of key questions: What was the British Empire, and what were its main constituent parts? What were the phases ofimperial expansion and contraction and the general causes of expansion and contraction? How was the Empire ruled? What were its economic effects? What were the cultural implications of empire, in Britain and its colonies? What was life like for peopleliving under imperial rule? What are the legacies of the British Empire and how should we view its place in world history?
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  • Oxford Illustrated History of Modern Europe

    Oxford Illustrated History of Modern Europe

    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780192854261
    nyelv(ek): angol
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  • Biblical Archeology (Very Short Introduction - 217)

    Biblical Archeology (Very Short Introduction - 217)

    Cline, Eric H.
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Public interest in biblical archaeology is at an all-time high, as television documentaries pull in millions of viewers to watch shows on the Exodus, the Ark of the Covenant, and the so-called Lost Tomb of Jesus. Important discoveries with relevance tothe Bible are made virtually every year-during 2007 and 2008 alone researchers announced at least seven major discoveries in Israel, five of them in or near Jerusalem. Biblical Archaeology offers a passport into this fascinating realm, where ancientreligion and modern science meet, and where tomorrow's discovery may answer a riddle that has lasted a thousand years.Archaeologist Eric H. Cline here offers a complete overview of this exciting field. He discusses the early pioneers, such as Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie and William Foxwell Albright, the origins of biblical archaeology as a discipline, and themajor controversies that first prompted explorers to go in search of objects and sites that would prove the Bible. He then surveys some of the most well-known biblical archaeologists, including Kathleen Kenyon and Yigael Yadin, the sites that areessential sources of knowledge for biblical archaeology, such as Hazor, Megiddo, Gezer, Lachish, Masada, and Jerusalem, and some of the most important discoveries that have been made, including the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Mesha Inscription, and the Tel DanStele. Subsequent chapters examine additional archaeological finds that shed further light on the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, the issue of potential frauds and forgeries, including the James Ossuary and the Jehoash Tablet, and future prospects of thefield.Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction captures the sense of excitement and importance that surrounds not only the past history of the field but also the present and the future, with fascinating new discoveries made each and every season.
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  • American Immigration (Very Short Introduction - 274)

    American Immigration (Very Short Introduction - 274)

    Gerber, David A.
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Americans have come from every corner of the globe, and they have been brought together by a variety of historical processes-conquest, colonialism, the slave trade, territorial acquisition, and voluntary immigration. A thoughtful look at immigration,anti-immigration sentiments, and the motivations and experiences of the migrants themselves, this book offers a compact but wide-ranging look at one of America's hottest issues.Historian David Gerber begins by examining the many legal efforts to curb immigration and to define who is and is not an American, ranging from the Naturalization Law of 1795 (which applied only to free-born white persons) to the Chinese Exclusion Actof 1882, the Emergency Quota Act of 1921, and the reform-minded Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which opened the door to millions of newcomers, the vast majority from Asia and Latin America. The book also looks at immigration from theperspective of the migrant-farmers and industrial workers, mechanics and domestics, highly trained professionals and small-business owners-who willingly pulled up stakes for the promise of a better life. Throughout, the book sheds light on therelationships between race and ethnicity in the life of these groups and in the formation of American society, and it stresses the marked continuities across waves of immigration and across different racial and ethnic groups.
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    ISBN: 9780195331783
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  • The Trojan War (Very Short Introduction - 356)

    The Trojan War (Very Short Introduction - 356)

    Cline, Eric H.
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Homer's tale of the abduction of Helen to Troy and the ten-year war to bring her back to Greece has fascinated mankind for centuries since he related it in The Iliad and The Odyssey. More recently, it has given rise to countless scholarly articles andbooks, extensive archaeological excavations, epic movies, television documentaries, stage plays, art and sculpture, even souvenirs and collectibles. However, while the ancients themselves thought that the Trojan War took place and was a pivotal event inworld history, scholars during the Middle Ages and into the modern era derided it as a piece of fiction.This book investigates two major questions: did the Trojan War take place and, if so, where? It ultimately demonstrates that a war or wars in the vicinity of Troy probably did take place in some way, shape, or form during the Late Bronze Age, therebyforming the nucleus of the story that was handed down orally for centuries until put into essentially final form by Homer. However, Cline suggests that although a Trojan War (or wars) probably did take place, it was not fought because of Helen'sabduction
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    ISBN: 9780199760275
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  • Oxford Companion To Irish History

    Oxford Companion To Irish History

    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Takes an inclusive approach to Irish history, with entries ranging from horse racing to Home Rule, bogs to boxing, and Parnell to parliaments Includes a mix of concise definitions and in-depth analytical essays Presents recent developments in research on topics such as prehistoric Ireland and early historic Ireland Appendices include maps and a subject index'A companion to be cherished', 'judicious and authoritative', 'informative and entertaining', an 'invaluable work of reference' - these are just some of the phrases used by reviewers to describe the Oxford Companion to Irish History.The history of Ireland has long been at the epicentre of political and academic debate. Interest in Irish culture, politics, and society, both ancient and modern, never seems to falter, not only in scholarly circles but also among the general public.With over 1,800 entries, this Companion - now available in the Oxford Paperback Reference series - offers a comprehensive and authoritative guide to all aspects of Ireland's past from earliest times to the present day. There is coverage not only ofleading political figures, organizations, and events but also of subjects such as dress, music, sport, and diet. Traditional topics such as the rebellion of 1798 and the Irish Civil War sit alongside entries on newly developing areas such as women'shistory and popular culture.In addition to A-Z entries the Companion includes a section of maps showing the shape of modern Ireland, post-reformation ecclesiastical divisions in Ireland, political divisions circa 800, Ireland circa 1350, Ireland in the late 15th century, and thepattern of transport and communications in Ireland. There is also a subject index, which groups headwords into thematic batches to provide an alternative way to access the entries.The Oxford Companion to Irish History is invaluable to students as a work of general reference and to the general public with an interest in the history and culture of Ireland. It also appeals to academics both for the longer analytical entries and as asource of reference for topics outside their immediate area of expertise.
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    ISBN: 9780199234837
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  • The Conquistadors (Very Short Introduction - 301)

    The Conquistadors (Very Short Introduction - 301)

    Restall, Matthew & Fernández-Armesto, Fe
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    With startling speed, Spanish conquistadors invaded hundreds of Native American kingdoms, took over the mighty empires of the Aztecs and Incas, and initiated an unprecedented redistribution of the world's resources and balance of power. They changed thecourse of history, but the myth they established was even stranger than their real achievements. This Very Short Introduction deploys the latest scholarship to shatter and replace the traditional narrative. Chapters explore New World civilizations priorto the invasions, the genesis of conquistador culture on both sides of the Atlantic, the roles black Africans and Native Americans played and the consequences of the invasions. The book reveals who the conquistadors were and what made their adventurespossible.
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    ISBN: 9780195392296
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  • Oxford Companion To Scottish History

    Oxford Companion To Scottish History

    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Covers more than 20 centuries of history, and interprets history broadly, covering for example archaeology, climate, culture, languages Contributors include the foremost authorities in their fields Multi-authored entries analyse key themes such as national identity, women and society, living standards, and religious belief in great depth Covers immigration, migration, and emigration, and deals extensively with Scots abroad - from Canada to Russia to New Zealand The A-Z entries are complemented by maps, genealogies, a glossary, a chronology, and an extensive guide to further reading Includes historical personalities such as Columba, Macbeth, and William Wallace Extends from Orkney and Shetland to Galloway, from the Western Isles to the BordersThe Oxford Companion to Scottish History interprets history broadly, including archaeology, architecture, climate, culture, folk belief, geology, and the langauages of Scotland. It covers more than 20 centuries of history, including immigrants, migrants,and emigrants. It extends from Orkney and Shetland to Galloway, the Western Isles to the Borders. It deals extensively with Scots abroad, from Canada to Russia to New Zealand. It includes entries on historical figures from Columba, Macbeth, and WilliamWallace to James (Paraffin) Young. It covers Burns Clubs, curling, and shinty. It ranges from clans to Clearances and Covenanters.Over 500,000 words in length, and written by more than 70 distinguished contributors, it aims to explain as well as describe. It is more than a historical dictionary or an encyclopedia. Multi-authored entries analyse key themes such as kingship, nationalidentity, women and society, urban and rural life, the economy, housing, living standards, and religious belief across the centruies in an authoritative but approachable way.The Oxford Companion to Scottish History has a broader range of topics and approaches, and a more authoritative list of contributors than any of its competitors. It also stands alone in providing analysis of issues such as national identity and livingstandards.Readership: Students and academics of Scottish, British, Irish, and European history, and of fields such as colonial, social, and economic history. Students and academics from related disciplines, such as literature. Interested general readers, includingmembers of the Scottish diaspora - in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the US.
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  • African History (Very Short Introduction - 160)

    African History (Very Short Introduction - 160)

    Parker, John & Rathbone, Richard
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    This Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented, both in Africa and beyond. The author illustrates important aspects of Africa's history with a range of fascinating historicalexamples, drawn from over 5 millennia across this vast continent. The multitude of topics that the reader will learn about in this succinct work include the unity and diversity of African cultures, slavery, religion, colonial conquest, the diaspora, andthe importance of history in understanding contemporary Africa. The book examines questions such as: Who invented the idea of Africa? How is African history pieced together, given such a lack of documentary evidence? How did Africa interact with theworld 1,000 years ago?Africa has been known as 'the cradle of mankind', and its recoverable history stretches back to the Pharaohs. But the idea of studying African history is itself new, and the authors show why it is still contested and controversial. This VSI, the firstconcise work of its kind, will prove essential reading for anyone interested in the African continent and the diversity of human history.
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    ISBN: 9780192802484
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  • The Illustrated Cultural History of India

    The Illustrated Cultural History of India

    Basham
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    In A Cultural History of India, first published in 1975, A.L. Basham brought together scholars from across the globe to provide international viewpoints on the rich cultural heritage of India. With contributors from across the world covering a wide arrayof topics including religion, philosophy, social organization, literature, art, architecture, music, and science, the book presented a comprehensive survey of India's rich cultural heritage. Over the years the book became a classic in its own right.
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    ISBN: 9780195691924
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  • The Anglo-Saxon Age (Very Short Introductions - 18)

    The Anglo-Saxon Age (Very Short Introductions - 18)

    Blair, John
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, John Blair's Very Short Introduction to the Anglo-Saxon Age covers the emergence of the earliest English settlements to the Norman victory in 1066. This book is abrief introduction to the political, social, religious, and cultural history of Anglo-Saxon England.
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    ISBN: 9780192854032
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  • Oxford History of Mexico

    Oxford History of Mexico

    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Edited by William Beezley and Michael Meyer Thoroughly updated 10th anniversary edition Newly released to commemorate the bicentennial of the Mexican War of Independence and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution A new preface discusses the past 10 years in Mexican history, covering such major issues as immigration and democratization Written by the most renowned Mexico scholars working today Attractive, portable book offers quick access to a wealth of scholarship Bold new text design
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  • Russia 1855-1991

    Russia 1855-1991

    Peter Oxley
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780199134182
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  • Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature

    Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature

    Rogers Pat
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Britain possesses a literary heritage which is almost unrivalled in the Western world. In this lavishly illustrated volume, the richness, diversity, and continuity of that tradition are explored by a group of Britain's foremost literary scholars. Chapterby chapter the authors trace the
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  • Ancient Greece (Pb)

    Ancient Greece (Pb)

    Connoly
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780199107643
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  • Twelve Day: Revolution 1956 * (Angol)

    Twelve Days: Revolution 1956 * (Angol)

    Sebestyén Viktor
    Kiadó: Phoenix
    The Hungarian Revolution in 1956 is a story of extraordinary bravery in a fight for freedom, and of ruthless cruelty in suppressing a popular dream. A small nation, its people armed with a few rifles and petrol bombs, had the will and courage to rise upagainst one of the world's
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  • James Joyce (Vip)

    James Joyce (Vip)

    H.C.G.Matthew
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780199217526
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  • Oxford History of The Roman World

    Oxford History of The Roman World

    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780192802033
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  • John Milton (Vip)

    John Milton (Vip)

    H.C.G.Matthew
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780199217618
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  • Europe Since 1945 (Sohe)

    Europe Since 1945 (Sohe)

    Fulbrook, Mary
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780198731788
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  • Oxford History of Ancient Egypt * New

    Oxford History of Ancient Egypt * New

    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt uniquely covers 700,000 years of ancient Egypt from the stone age to the Roman conquest. The story of the ancient Egyptians, from their prehistoric origins to their conquest by the Persians, Greeks, and Romans makesfor fascinating reading, with subjects ranging from the changing nature of life and death in the Nile valley to some of the earliest masterpieces of art, architecture, and literature in the ancient world.An international team of experts in the field address the issues surrounding this distinctive culture, vividly relating the rise and fall of ruling dynasties, exploring colourful personalities, and uncovering surprising facts, such as the revelation thatScotland Yard possesses a print taken from the hand of a mummy. A well-rounded picture of an intriguing civilization emerges.
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  • Danubia - Personal History of Habsburg Europe

    Danubia - Personal History of Habsburg Europe

    Winder, Simon
    Kiadó: Macmillan
    For centuries much of Europe and the Holy Roman Empire was in the royal hands of the very peculiar Habsburg family. An unstable mixture of wizards, obsessives, melancholics, bores, musicians and warriors, they saw off?through luck, guile and sheermulishness?any number of rivals, until finally packing up in 1918. From their principal lairs along the Danube they ruled most of Central Europe and Germany and interfered everywhere?indeed the history of Europe hardly makes sense without the House ofHapsburg.Danubia, Simon Winder's hilarious new book, plunges the reader into a maelstrom of alchemy, royalty, skeletons, jewels, bear-moats, unfortunate marriages and a guinea-pig village. Full of music, piracy, religion and fighting, it is the history of astrange dynasty, and the people they ruled, who spoke many different languages, lived in a vast range of landscapes, believed in rival gods and often showed a marked ingratitude towards their oddball ruler in Vienna. Readers who discovered Simon Winder'sstorytelling genius and infectious curiosity in Germania will be delighted by the eccentric and fascinating tale of the Habsburgs and their world.
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  • The Oxford Illustrated History of The First World War

    The Oxford Illustrated History of The First World War

    Strachan,Hew
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    - The Oxford History of the First World War - from causes to consequences, from the Eastern Front to the Western Front, from the strategy of the politicians to the tactics of the generals- Charts both the military course of the war and its profound political and human consequences, from the trenches of Flanders to the deserts of the Middle East- Brings together some of the world's most distinguished historians of the First World War in an account that matches the scale of the events- Includes chapters on economic mobilization, the impact on women and the home front, propaganda, and the rise of revolutionary socialism- A new edition to mark the centenary of the warNew to this Edition:- All chapters updated, with a fully updated further reading- New chapters on the strategy of the Central Powers, the role of women in the war, and mutinies and military morale- Extra new chapter on the post-war conflicts in the years immediately after 1918- Over forty new illustrations
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  • The Second World War: A Short History

    The Second World War: A Short History

    Parker, R.A.C.
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    The Second World WarA Short HistoryR. A. C. ParkerA Oxford Paperbacks Publication Covers both the European and Far East wars A balanced view of the causes and courses of the Second World War. A manageable, authoritative treatment of military, diplomatic, and economic aspects of World War II. A modest-sized yet absorbing history of the years between 1939 and 1945
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  • The Oxford History of Twentieth Century *

    Howard,Michael
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Edited by two pre-eminent historians Contributions from 26 of the world's leading scholars Early chapters take a global overview of the century as a whole, from a variety of perspectives - demographic, scientific, economic, and cultural. An invaluable repository of information, offering unparalleled insights into the last centuryIn 1900 Queen Victoria still ruled over the British Empire, the imperial Manchu dynasty over China, and the Romanov Tsars over Russia. The cinema was in its infancy, with radio and television still to be developed. The earliest cars were on the road, butair travel was yet to come. Before antibiotics and effective vaccines against many common diseases, death rates were high.Over the course of the twentieth century, the human population of the world tripled, space travel left the realms of science fiction and became reality, two cataclysmic world wars and a host of other conflicts were fought, the internal combustion enginereplaced the horse as the basic means of transport, and computer technology revolutionized communications.In this ambitious book, some of the most distinguished historians in the world survey the momentous events and the significant themes of recent times, with a look forward to what the future might bring.
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  • Darkest Hour

    Darkest Hour

    Mccarten, Anthony
    Kiadó: Penguin Books Ltd
    Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought Us Back From the BrinkFrom the prize-winning screenwriter of The Theory of Everything, this is a cinematic, behind-the-scenes account of a crucial moment which takes us inside the mind of one of the world's greatest leaders - and provides a revisionist, more rounded portraitof his leadership.May, 1940. Britain is at war, European democracies are falling rapidly and the public are unaware of this dangerous new world. Just days after his unlikely succession to Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, faces this horror - and a sceptical King and aparty plotting against him. He wonders how he can capture the public mood and does so, magnificently, before leading the country to victory.It is this fascinating period that Anthony McCarten captures in this deeply researched, gripping day-by-day (and often hour-by-hour) narrative. In doing so he revises the familiar view of Churchill - he made himself into the iconic figure we remember andchanged the course of history, but through those turbulent and dangerous weeks he was plagued by doubt, and even explored a peace treaty with Nazi Germany. It's a scarier, and more human story, than has ever been told.
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