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              Migration Stories: They Came From Far Away. They settled in This Land
                 

              Migration Stories: They Came From Far Away. They settled in This Land (Paperback)

              By McCracken, Tony

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              Narratives based on a slide show prepared for the Auckland Heritage Festival, 2019: Tuia - Encounters 250; a significant national commemoration acknowledging 250 years since the first onshore meetings between tangata whenua and tauiwi.

              ISBN 1084014
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
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              The Burgundians
                

              The Burgundians (Hardback)

              By Van Loo, Bart

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                7 Oct 21

              The story of the Burgundian elite and its remarkable court and culture, a medieval and early modern epic of dynastic struggle, artistic achievement and eventual extinction with the death of Charles the Bold in 1525 and the rise of Dutch national aspirations.

              ISBN 9781789543438
              Released NZ 7 Oct 2021
              Publisher Head of Zeus
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              The Light of Italy: The Life and Times of Federico da Montefeltre, Duke of Urbino
                

              The Light of Italy: The Life and Times of Federico da Montefeltre, Duke of Urbino (Hardback)

              By Stevenson, Jane

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                30 Sep 21

              The story of the Renaissance city and palace of Urbino, and the life of extraordinary man who created it: Federico da Montefeltre, humanist, book-collector, patron of celebrated artists, and battle-scarred mercenary soldier.

              ISBN 9781800241978
              Released NZ 30 Sep 2021
              Publisher Head of Zeus
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              Gendered Capitalism: Sewing Machines and Multinational Business in Spain and Mexico, 1850-1940
               

              Gendered Capitalism: Sewing Machines and Multinational Business in Spain and Mexico, 1850-1940 (Hardback)

              By De La Cruz-Fernandez, Paula A.

              • RRP: $282.00
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              • Pub Date
                11 May 21

              Gendered Capitalism: Sewing Machines and Multinational Business in Spain and Mexico, 1850-1940 is a history of the gendered corporation that examines how ideas and ideals about domesticity and the cultures of sewing and embroidery, being gender-specific, shaped the US-headquarter...ed Singer Sewing Machine Company's operations around the world. In contrast to production-driven and culture-neutral analyses of the multinational enterprise, this book focuses on both the supply and the demand side to argue that consumers and the cultural worlds of those-mainly women-using the sewing machine for personal purposes or for the market shaped corporate organization. This book is a global history of Singer, but it also focuses on the cases of Spain and Mexico to highlight nations where the sewing machine multinational never established manufacturing operations. Casa Singer was a mostly profitable and a long-term selling and marketing operation in both countries. Gendered Capitalism demonstrates that local Spanish and Mexican agents, both men, and women, developed and expanded Singer's selling system to the extent that the multinational company was seen as domestic, both in the location sense, and because of its focus on the private sphere of the home. By bringing the cases of Spain and Mexico, and the cultural, everyday realm of practices related to sewing and embroidery that the sewing machine was part of, to the center of the study of international business, Gendered Capitalism further reveals the layers of complexities and multitudes that conform the history of global capitalism. This book will be of interest to readers and scholars in the fields of business history, economic history, management studies, international business, women's history, gender and business, and technology.
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              ISBN 9780367435127
              Released NZ 11 May 2021
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Routledge International Studies in Business History
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              The Internationalist Moment: South Asia, Worlds, and World Views 1917-39

              The Internationalist Moment: South Asia, Worlds, and World Views 1917-39 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Raza, Ali; Roy, Franziska; Zachariah, Benjamin

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              The historical importance of South Asia during the aftermath of the First World War!

              ISBN 9789353288891
              Released NZ 17 Feb 2020
              Publisher SAGE Publications Inc
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              Sayyid Ahmad Barailvi: His Movement and Legacy from the Pukhtun Perspective

              Sayyid Ahmad Barailvi: His Movement and Legacy from the Pukhtun Perspective (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Qadir, Altaf

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              What does jihad really mean? This book unravels the way interpretations of jihad have changed over the years.

              ISBN 9789353288822
              Released NZ 17 Feb 2020
              Publisher SAGE Publications Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              A Governors' Raj: British Administration during Lord Irwin's Viceroyalty, 1926-1931

              A Governors' Raj: British Administration during Lord Irwin's Viceroyalty, 1926-1931 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Macnamara, Michael Fenwick

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              Reveals the influence and role of Provincial Governors in Vice-Regal policymaking, affecting administration and governance of British India!

              ISBN 9789353288839
              Released NZ 17 Feb 2020
              Publisher SAGE Publications Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Philosophy of 'As If'
               

              The Philosophy of 'As If' (Hardback, 2nd New edition)

              By Vaihinger, H.

              • RRP: $282.00
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              • Pub Date
                5 Jun 21

              Hans Vaihinger (1852-1933) was an important and fascinating figure in German philosophy in the early twentieth century, founding the well-known journal Kantstudien. Yet he was overshadowed by the burgeoning movements of phenomenology and analytical philosophy, as well as hostilit...y towards his work because of his defense of Jewish scholars in a Germany controlled by Nazism. However, it is widely acknowledged today that The Philosophy of 'As If' is a philosophical masterwork. Vaihinger argues that in face of an overwhelmingly complex world, we produce a simpler set of ideas, or idealizations, that help us negotiate it. When cast as fictions, such ideas provide an easier and more useful way to think about certain subjects, from mathematics and physics to law and morality, than would the truth in all its complexity. Even in science, he wrote, we must proceed as if a material world exists independently of perceiving subjects; in behaviour, we must act as if ethical certainty were possible; in religion, we must believe as if there were a God. He also explores the role of fictions in the history of philosophy, going back to the ancient Greeks and the work of Leibniz, Adam Smith and Bentham. The Philosophy of 'As If' was a powerful influence on the emerging philosophical movement of pragmatism and was ground-breaking in its anticipation of the central role of model-building and simulation would come to play in the human sciences. This Routledge Classics edition includes a new foreword by Michael Rosenthal, which provides fascinating and important background to Vaihinger's life and the legacy of The Philosophy of 'As If'.
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              ISBN 9780367550219
              Released NZ 5 Jun 2021
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Routledge Classics
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              Ciris: A Poem From the Appendix Vergiliana
                

              Ciris: A Poem From the Appendix Vergiliana (Hardback)

              By Kayachev, Dr Boris

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              • Pub Date
                10 Dec 20

              The Ciris is a small scale epic poem which relates the myth of Scylla, daughter of king Nisus of Megara, who betrayed her homeland for love, and was transformed into a sea-bird. It is one of the poems in the Appendix Vergiliana, a collection that has been ascribed to Virgil as hi...s carmina minora. Earlier scholarship has mostly been concerned to prove that the Ciris is not by Virgil, and then to demonstrate that it is a late and derivative composition of little intrinsic merit. The present book argues that Ciris was composed by a contemporary of Virgil, a product of the golden age of Latin poetry. It aims to bring the poem to the attention of modern readers and to rescue it from ill-deserved neglect. The introduction presents detailed linguistic, literary and historical arguments in support of this early composition date and offers a state-of-the-art account of the textual witnesses and the manuscript tradition. The critical text and apparatus are based on a systematic, first-hand analysis of manuscript evidence as well as the rigorous application of text-critical methods. The new text, as close to the original Ciris as can be achieved, includes over one-hundred and fifty changes from previous editions. By engaging with textual scholarship on the poem from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century, the line-by-line commentary provides a comprehensive guide to the numerous textual problems, and is an important contribution to the stylistic and linguistic analysis of golden-age Latin poetry.
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              ISBN 9781910589816
              Released NZ 10 Dec 2020
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              The Philosophy of Early Christianity
               

              The Philosophy of Early Christianity (Hardback, 2nd New edition)

              By Karamanolis, George

              • RRP: $259.00
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              • Pub Date
                22 Jun 21

              This book introduces the reader to the philosophy of early Christianity in the 2nd-4th centuries AD, and contextualizes the philosophical contributions of early Christians in the framework of the ancient philosophical debates. It examines the first attempts of Christian thinkers ...to engage with issues such as questions of cosmogony and first principles, freedom of choice, concept formation, and the body-soul relation, as well as later questions like the status of the divine persons of the Trinity. It also aims to show that the philosophy of early Christianity is part of ancient philosophy as a distinct school of thought, being in constant dialogue with the ancient philosophical schools, such as Platonism, Aristotelianism, Stoicism, and even Epicureanism and Scepticism. This book examines in detail the philosophical views of Christian thinkers such as Justin Martyr, Clement of Alexandria, Irenaeus, Tertullian, Origen, Basil and Gregory of Nyssa and sheds light in the distinct ways they conceptualized traditional philosophical issues and made some intriguing contributions. The book's core chapters survey the central philosophical concerns of the early Christian thinkers and examines their contributions. These range across natural philosophy, metaphysics, logic and epistemology, psychology and ethics, and include such questions as how the world came into being, how God relates to the world, what is the status of matter, how we can gain knowledge, in what sense humans have freedom of choice, what the nature of soul is and how it relates to the body, and how we can attain happiness and salvation. The Philosophy of Early Christianity is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students of ancient philosophy and early Christianity, from across the disciplines of classics, history and theology.
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              ISBN 9780367146290
              Released NZ 22 Jun 2021
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Ancient Philosophies
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