A Concise History of Australia

Author: Stuart Macintyre

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139915533

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 1889

Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands years old. For much of the past 200 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land, and brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. It relates the advance from penal colony to a prosperous free nation and illustrates how, as a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions was long frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness, until it came to terms with its origins. The third edition of this acclaimed book recounts the key factors - social, economic and political - that have shaped modern-day Australia. It covers the rise and fall of the Howard government, the 2007 election and the apology to the stolen generation. More than ever before, Australians draw on the past to understand their future.
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A concise history of Australia

Author: Robert Lacour-Gayet

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 484

View: 5521

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Concise History of Australian Wine

Author: John Beeston

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781865085470

Category: Wine and wine making

Page: 304

View: 3990

A fully revised and updated edition of the bestselling history of Australian wine, a companion volume to John Beeston's recent widely acclaimed Wine Regions of Australia.
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Concise History of Australia

Author: Russel Braddock Ward

Publisher: University of Queensland Press(Australia)


Category: Australia

Page: 390

View: 2253

Originally published in 1965 as TAustralia: A short history', this revised and updated edition of a popular and authorative, general history of Australia includes material from Aboriginal life prior to European contact, to Paul Keating's treatment of the Queen. Russell Ward is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of New England. Includes notes and an index.
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A Concise History of New Zealand

Author: Philippa Mein Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107402174

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 5885

The story of this rugged and dynamic land is beautifully narrated, from its origins in Gondwana to the twenty-first century.
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The Making of Australia

A Concise History

Author: Robert Murray

Publisher: Rosenberg Publishing

ISBN: 1925078272

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 7944

A chronological account the main periods and events in the Australian story that traces the forces that have shaped the nation from the coming of the first Aborigines to the election of the Abbott government in 2013. The content is political, social and economic, showing how these strands of Australian life interacted in eras of exploration, in boom periods and depressions and droughts, and in a number of wars. The book traces the transition from a convict society to a free one is traced, as is development of representative government and of Federation, the growth of cities, and the careers and influence of key politicians.
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Kleine Geschichte Australiens

Author: Mark Peel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423307550

Category: Australia

Page: 124

View: 7853

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Concise History of Western Australia 2/e

Author: Russell Earls Davis

Publisher: Woodslane Press

ISBN: 9781921874253


Page: 196

View: 6716

This second edition has been brought up to date following the latest developments in the state. The human history of Western Australia, as of all Australia, stretches back some 60,000 years. It is often assumed that European colonisation was very recent relative to the rest of Australia, but in fact it was contemporary with the first penal colony in Queensland, and while a South Australian settlement was still a gleam in Londons eye. Albany was first settled in 1826 and the Swan River settlement (later to become Perth) in 1829. It was also the first part of Australia to be even seen by Europeans: the Portuguese back in the early 1600s. The first 60 or 70 years of European settlement were very difficult, but when the gold rushes came in the late 1800s, WA was set on the path of mineral wealth that still drives its economy today.
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Die Geburt der modernen Welt

Eine Globalgeschichte 1780-1914

Author: Christopher A. Bayly

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593404885

Category: History

Page: 650

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Christopher Baylys weltumspannender Blick auf das Agieren der Staaten, die vielfältigen Ausprägungen von Gesellschaftsordnungen, Religionen und Lebensweisen zeigt auf verblüffende Weise, wie eng schon im 19. Jahrhundert die Entwicklung Europas mit dem Geschehen in den anderen Erdteilen verknüpft war. »Ein mutiger Wurf, der geeignet ist, eingefahrene Sichtweisen aufzubrechen.« Johannes Willms, Süddeutsche Zeitung »Dieses Werk schafft ein neues Geschichtsbild; wie viele Bücher können das schon von sich behaupten?« Frankfurter Rundschau Ausgezeichnet als "Historisches Buch des Jahres" der Zeitschrift DAMALS Ausgezeichnet von H-Soz-u-Kult als "Das Historische Buch 2007" in der Kategorie "Entangled History"
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Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518739956

Category: Drama

Page: 144

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Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui zeigt den Aufstieg Hitlers zur Macht bis zum Jahre 1938. Die NS-Groß-funktionäre erscheinen als Chicagoer Gangster und reden in den glatten Jamben des deutschen klassischen Dramas. Durch die doppelte Verfremdung werden die Ereignisse jener Jahre erkennbar nicht als schicksalhaftes Verhängnis, sondern als die Konsequenz der herrschenden Verhältnisse. Indem er Hitler und seine Kumpane der Lächerlichkeit preisgibt, nimmt Brecht ihnen jenen Zug des Dämonischen, den sie für viele auch heute noch zu besitzen scheinen. Die Parabel stellt klar, daß der Faschismus kein historischer Einzelfall war: Faschismus ist die noch immer mögliche Fortsetzung der Geschäfte mit anderen Mitteln.
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A Concise History of Hungary

Author: Miklós Molnár

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139936387

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This book offers a comprehensive thousand-year history of the land, people, society, culture and economy of Hungary, from its nebulous origins in the Ural Mountains to the elections of 1988. It tells above all the thrilling story of a people which became a great power in the region and then fought against - and was invaded by - Ottomans, Germans and Soviets. The Hungarian people preserved nevertheless a continuous individuality through its Ural-born language and a specifically Hungaro-European culture. Dominated from the sixteenth century by the Habsburgs, while ruling its own national minorities, Hungary was deprived of two-thirds of its lands and peoples through successive treaties which followed the two World Wars, after which it fell under Soviet domination for nearly fifty years. Free and independent since 1990, Hungary continues to seek its rightful position in Europe.
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A Concise History of Afghanistan in 25 Volumes

Author: Hamid Wahed Alikuzai

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490714413

Category: History

Page: 952

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Afghanistan Literature is World's greatest and richest - without Afghan- Literature no European (German, French, Spanish or English) Literature would exist today The Vedas, Zoroastrian, and Buddhist, among the oldest known Literature of Afghanistan, originating from the Great capital of Bactria present day Balkh, and Aria present day Herat, Sanskrit is the reference to the original history of Afghanistan. The Saxon Europeans' influence during the Great Games of the mid nineteenth century affected the Afghan language, religion and Territories' size, which previously had extended from India to North Africa at 2.6 million square kilometers. The Great Games continued at any cost evolving into present-day conflicts of 2013.
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A Concise History of South Africa

Author: Robert Ross

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110749429X

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 9269

Lays emphasis on the continuing influence of the country's African heritage whilst also chronicling the processes of colonial conquest and of economic development stemming from the industrial revolution. This is followed by an analysis of the fundamental political changes South Africa has undergone, and a background for understanding those many things which have not changed.
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A History of Civil Liberties in Australia

Author: James Waghorne,Stuart Macintyre

Publisher: University of New South Wales

ISBN: 9781742232652

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

View: 9352

"Civil liberties are central to the freedoms that Australians value. They affirm the rights of all to protection from arbitrary authority and enable minorities to flourish; but they have also frequently been disputed. From arguments over censorship in the 1930s to present-day debates on mandatory sentancing, the concept of civil liberties - and its impact on our everyday lives - is a recurring motif of public life. Liberty is packed with new insights into the way civil liberties have been understook in Australia, tracing the formation of the Australian Council for Civil Liberties (ACCL), and tis state-based counterparts, and their involvement in the movement for law reform. From the Petrov Royal Commission on Espionage to David Hicks and Mohammad Haneef, the book offers a fresh analysis of the common law, human rights and parliamentary democracy, and relates how many cases of injustice were resolved."--Back cover.
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A Concise History of the Modern World

1500 to the Present

Author: William Woodruff

Publisher: N.A


Category: History, Modern

Page: 297

View: 9813

The focus of this book is on the growing interdependence of the world community. By investigating the major changes in world history during the past five hundred years, Woodruff examines the extent to which global forces have been responsible for shaping both the past and the present.
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A Concise History of Modern India

Author: Barbara D. Metcalf,Thomas R. Metcalf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107026490

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 716

The third edition of the Metcalfs' classic history of India charts developments across the last twenty years.
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Author: Stephen Pleskun

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493135376

Category: Music

Page: 952

View: 4647

In this 4th and fi nal volume of a series that includes more than 800 composers and over 30,000 compositions Stephen traces the history and development of Classical music in Australia. From obscure and forgotten composers to those who attained an international reputation this volume reveals their output, unique experiences and travails. The foundation and demise of music ensembles, institutions, venues and festivals is part of the story and included in the narrative are performers, conductors, entrepreneurs, educators, administrators, instrument makers, musicologists, music critics and philanthropists. A concise yet comprehensive picture of Australian music making can be found in any given year.
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