Автор: Bowden Hugh Название: Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0198706154 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780198706151 Издательство: Oxford Academ Цена: 558 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (3 шт.) Описание: In 336 BC Alexander the Great became king of Macedon. During his twelve-year reign he conquered the Achaemenid Persian Empire, the largest to have yet existed, and in the process had a profound effect on the world he moved through. In this examination of his life and career, Hugh Bowden explores his cultural and historical legacy.
Автор: Guelzo, Allen C. Название: Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0195367804 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195367805 Издательство: Oxford Academ Цена: 558 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (3 шт.) Описание: Beneath the surface of the apparently untutored and deceptively frank Abraham Lincoln ran private tunnels of self-taught study, a restless philosophical
curiosity, and a profound grasp of the fundamentals of democracy. Now, in Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction, the award-winning Lincoln authority Allen C. Guelzo offers a penetrating
look into the mind of one of our greatest presidents.
If Lincoln was famous for reading aloud from joke books, Guelzo shows that he also plunged deeply into the mainstream of
nineteenth-century liberal democratic thought. Guelzo takes us on a wide-ranging exploration of seven problems that confronted Lincoln and liberal democracy--equality, opportunity, the
rule of law, slavery, freedom, and reconciliation. The book sets these problems and Lincoln's responses against the larger world of American and trans-Atlantic liberal democracy in the
19th century, comparing Lincoln not just to Andrew Jackson or John Calhoun, but to British thinkers such as Richard Cobden, Jeremy Bentham, and John Bright, and to French
observers Alexis de Tocqueville and Francois Guizot.
The Lincoln we meet here is an Enlightenment figure who struggled to create a common ground between a people
focused on individual rights and a society eager to establish a certain moral, philosophical, and intellectual bedrock. Lincoln insisted that liberal democracy had a higher purpose, which
was the realization of a morally right political order. But how to interject that sense of moral order into a system that values personal self-satisfaction--&quo
;the pursuit of happiness"--remains a fundamental dilemma even today.
Abraham Lincoln was a man who, according to his friend and biographer William Henry Herndon,
"lived in the mind." Guelzo paints a marvelous portrait of this Lincoln--Lincoln the man of ideas--providing new insights into one of the giants of American history.
Автор: Howard, Jonathan (Professor of Cell Genetics, Inst Название: Darwin: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0192854542 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780192854544 Издательство: Oxford Academ Цена: 558 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (3 шт.) Описание: Darwin's theory that our ancestors were apes caused a furore in the scientific world and outside it when The Origin of Species was published in 1859. Analysing Darwin's major insights and arguments, this work reasserts the importance of his work for the development of modern biology.
Автор: Lodge, Tom (University of Witwatersrand, South Afr Название: Mandela: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0192803018 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780192803016 Издательство: Oxford Academ Цена: 558 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (3 шт.) Описание: As well as being a remarkable statesman, Nelson Mandela has become a universal symbol of justice, a secular saint. Elleke Boehmer examines not only the great anti-apartheid leader`s life, but also the ways in which images and representations have been used to create the Mandela we know today - an internationally recognized icon of freedom.