Latin for Local and Family Historians

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Denis Stuart

Publisher: Phillimore Company Limited


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 130

View: 4761

This is a new edition of the Latin textbook that helps the beginner cope with medieval Latin. After dealing with the basic grammar of Latin, this book examines the structure and vocabulary of the records used in local and family research, including parish registers, marriage licences, episcopal visitations, wills, court rolls and deeds. The final chapter explains the abbreviations used and all the necessary tables of declensions and conjugations, with a glossary. New paperback edition.
Posted in Foreign Language Study

Palaeography for Family and Local Historians

Author: Hilary Marshall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781860770722

Category: Reference

Page: 205

View: 5522

A practical and comprehensive work on reading and translating old handwriting and abbreviations, particularly medieval and Latin writing, with examples and commentary.
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Latin for Local History

An Introduction

Author: Eileen Gooder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317872746

Category: History

Page: 186

View: 9889

Latin for Local History provides a self-teaching guide for those historians who wish to tackle the language in which the majority of pre-eighteenth century historical records have been written. It is unique in dealing only with Latin found in historical records of the medieval period. Practice material and exercises are provided in the form of documents most commonly encountered by the historian in their research - deeds, charters, court rolls, accounts, bishops' registers and so on.
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Medieval Latin

Second Edition

Author: K. P. Harrington

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022634763X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 702

View: 1709

K. P. Harrington's Mediaeval Latin, the standard medieval Latin anthology used in the United States since its initial publication in 1925, has now been completely revised and updated for today's students and teachers by Joseph Pucci. This new edition of the classic anthology retains its breadth of coverage, but increases its depth by adding fourteen new selections, doubling the coverage of women writers, and expanding a quarter of the original selections. The new edition also includes a substantive grammatical introduction by Alison Goddard Elliott. To help place the selections within their wider historical, social, and political contexts, Pucci has written extensive introductory essays for each of the new edition's five parts. Headnotes to individual selections have been recast as interpretive essays, and the original bibliographic paragraphs have been expanded. Reprinted from the best modern editions, the selections have been extensively glossed with grammatical notes geared toward students of classical Latin who may be reading medieval Latin for the first time. Includes thirty-two full-page plates (with accompanying captions) depicting medieval manuscript and book production.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Contemporary History of Latin America

Author: Tulio Halperín Donghi

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349134368

Category: Latin America

Page: 427

View: 2383

Posted in Latin America

A Primer of Medieval Latin

an anthology of prose and poetry

Author: Charles Henry Beeson

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813206356

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 389

View: 4693

A Primer of Medieval Latin was published with two purposes in mind: to provide a collection of material to prepare students to read ordinary medieval Latin texts and to meet the need of advanced students by furnishing an anthology of medieval Latin prose and poetry. PRAISE FOR THE BOOK: "The anthology reflects a broad literary and historical interest. . . . Too high praise cannot be given the choice of selections. Whether the student's interests lie in the medieval drama, the short story, the lyric, historical writing, he will find examples long enough to be enlightening, competently chosen and admirably edited."-- Speculum
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Discover Your Scottish Ancestry

Internet and Traditional Resources

Author: Graham Holton

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748641785

Category: Reference

Page: 225

View: 8046

This illuminating guide to discovering your Scottish family history has been fully revised and updated to take account of changes to resources and methods for researching your Scottish ancestry over the last few years. Accessible in style and comprehensive in coverage, this new edition stresses the importance of traditional methods of family history research while also embracing the exciting possibilities afforded by new technologies, sources and developments in genetic science.Indispensable to both the fledgling researcher and the more experienced family history specialist in Scotland or elsewhere, this book provides a guide to the very latest resources available to assist with research. Covering Scottish primary and secondary sources in full detail, this book also provides illustrative case studies of family history research, lists of useful websites and archives, and family history organisations and societies.Highlights of this new edition:*An updated chapter dedicated to aspects of recording, scanning and storing information*New insight into accessing English, Irish, emigrant and immigrant records*An update on developments in DNA genetics of relevance to the genealogist*A substantial and broad-ranging bibliography essential for those who want to take their research even further.
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Tracing Your Church of England Ancestors

A Guide for Family and Local Historians

Author: Stuart A Raymond


ISBN: 1473890675

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 5825

In his latest handbook on the records of the major Christian religions, Stuart Raymond focuses on the Church of England. He identifies the available sources, comments on their strengths and weaknesses and explains how to make the best use of them. The history of the Church of England is covered, from the Reformation in the mid-sixteenth century until the present day. Anyone who has a family connection with the Church of England or a special interest in the local history of the church will find his book to be a mine of practical information and an essential aid for their research. A sequence of short, accessible chapters gives an insight into the relevant records and demonstrates how much fascinating genealogical information can be gleaned from them. After providing a brief history of the Church of England, and a description of its organization, Stuart Raymond explores the wide range of records that researchers can consult. Among them are parish registers, bishops transcripts, marriage licenses, churchwardens accounts, vestry minutes, church magazines, tithe records and the records of the ecclesiastical courts and Anglican charities and missions. A wealth of research material is available and this book is the perfect introduction to it.
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The Indian in Latin American History

Resistance, Resilience, and Acculturation

Author: John E. Kicza

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 146164447X

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 1116

Initially decimated by disease and later faced with the loss of their lands and their political autonomy, Latin American Indians have displayed remarkable resilience. They have resisted cultural hegemony with rebellions and have initiated petitions to demand remedies to injustices, while consciously selecting certain aspects of the West to incorporate into their cultures. Leading historians, anthropologists and sociologists examine Indian-Western relationships from the Spaniards' initial contact with the Incas to the cultural interplay of today's Latin America. This revised edition contains four brand new chapters and a revised introduction. The list of suggested readings and films has also been updated.
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Science in Latin America

A History

Author: Juan José Saldaña

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292774759

Category: Science

Page: 264

View: 9340

Science in Latin America has roots that reach back to the information gathering and recording practices of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations. Spanish and Portuguese conquerors and colonists introduced European scientific practices to the continent, where they hybridized with local traditions to form the beginnings of a truly Latin American science. As countries achieved their independence in the nineteenth century, they turned to science as a vehicle for modernizing education and forwarding "progress." In the twentieth century, science and technology became as omnipresent in Latin America as in the United States and Europe. Yet despite a history that stretches across five centuries, science in Latin America has traditionally been viewed as derivative of and peripheral to Euro-American science. To correct that mistaken view, this book provides the first comprehensive overview of the history of science in Latin America from the sixteenth century to the present. Eleven leading Latin American historians assess the part that science played in Latin American society during the colonial, independence, national, and modern eras, investigating science's role in such areas as natural history, medicine and public health, the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, politics and nation-building, educational reform, and contemporary academic research. The comparative approach of the essays creates a continent-spanning picture of Latin American science that clearly establishes its autonomous history and its right to be studied within a Latin American context.
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Baseball with a Latin Beat

A History of the Latin American Game

Author: Peter C. Bjarkman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786483082

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 486

View: 7599

Since Cuba's Esteban Bellan made his debut for the Troy Haymakers of the National Association in 1871, Latin Americans have played a large role in the major leagues. Nearly 15 percent of big league rosters are made up of Latinos, while the region's colorful and competitive winter leagues have been a proving ground for up-and-coming major league players and managers. Early Latin American stars were barred purely because of the color of their skin from playing in the major leagues. Players such as Jose Mendez and Martin Dihigo (the only player elected to the U.S., Cuban and Mexican halls of fame) made their marks on the Negro Leagues, turning the leagues' barnstorming tours into major attractions in many Caribbean countries. This history of the players and events that make up the rich tradition of Latin American baseball gives a unique insight to this long-neglected area of baseball.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Latin America's Cold War

Author: Hal Brands

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674058437

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 2077

For Latin America, the Cold War was anything but cold. Nor was it the so-called “long peace” afforded the world’s superpowers by their nuclear standoff. In this book, the first to take an international perspective on the postwar decades in the region, Hal Brands sets out to explain what exactly happened in Latin America during the Cold War, and why it was so traumatic.
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Empires of the Word

A Language History of the World

Author: Nicholas Ostler

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062047359

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 8316

Nicholas Ostler's Empires of the Word is the first history of the world's great tongues, gloriously celebrating the wonder of words that binds communities together and makes possible both the living of a common history and the telling of it. From the uncanny resilience of Chinese through twenty centuries of invasions to the engaging self-regard of Greek and to the struggles that gave birth to the languages of modern Europe, these epic achievements and more are brilliantly explored, as are the fascinating failures of once "universal" languages. A splendid, authoritative, and remarkable work, it demonstrates how the language history of the world eloquently reveals the real character of our planet's diverse peoples and prepares us for a linguistic future full of surprises.
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Medicine and Public Health in Latin America

Author: Marcos Cueto,Steven Palmer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110702367X

Category: History

Page: 318

View: 1445

This book provides a clear, broad, and provocative synthesis of the history of Latin American medicine.
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Born in Blood and Fire

A Concise History of Latin America, Fourth Edition

Author: John Charles Chasteen

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393283054

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 9400

Born in Blood and Fire, Fourth Edition has been extensively revised to heighten emphasis on current cultural analyses of Latin American society and facilitate meaningful connections between the Encounter and the present. Throughout the Fourth Edition, a new full-color design highlights an enriched and expanded map and illustration program. This, along with new quizzing and assessment options and a new edition of the companion reader, offers students and instructors more support than ever before.
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South America's Savage Wars of Freedom, 1810-1830

Author: Robert Harvey

Publisher: Constable


Category: Latin America

Page: 568

View: 3414

This is the story of the seven extraordinary young men who gave their lives for South America's independence in the early years of the 19th century. They were: Francisco de Miranda, who narrowly escaped the guillotine in France, impressed both George Washington and Catherine the Great, and who became the Governor of Venezuela for a time; Simon Bolivar, an aristocrat with innumerable lovers, who led guerrilla armies through the swamps and jungles to liberate most of the northern part of their country; the inarticulate San Martin, and his comrade Bernardo O'Higgins, the illegitimate son of a Spanish viceroy; Admiral Lord Cochrane, the colourful Scottish nobleman known as the Sea Wolf; Iturbide, cashiered for extortion and subsequently Emperor of Mexico; and Crown Prince Pedro of Portugal, who turned against his father and brought independence to Brazil. Despite their great daring and ultimate success all seven died amid pathos and tragedy.
Posted in Latin America

Early Christian Greek and Latin Literature

A Literary History

Author: Claudio Moreschini,Enrico Norelli

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801047190

Category: Religion

Page: 1248

View: 9186

Early Christian writings form a body of literature that has shaped Western culture as a whole, as Enrico Norelli and Claudio Moreschini demonstrate in this comprehensive book. The first six centuries of Christian experience impacted art and developed a philosophy that faced opposition, resolved internal conflicts, transposed itself into medieval civilization, and continues to influence culture today. Available for the first time in English, Early Christian Greek and Latin Literature highlights the special character of the gospel message, the nucleus of every Christian literary form. The earliest Christian works from the first through the fourth centuries are presented along with respected contemporary writings in the first volume. The second volume moves to the Golden Age of Christian literature. The major personalities of the time--Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, all writers of the highest rank--are matched with Greek-speaking authors such as Athanasius, the Cappadocians, and John Chrysostom, thinkers to whom present-day Christians turn once again for spiritual direction. This two-volume edition organizes the material in chronological order. Each segment's detailed discussion concludes with an up-to-date bibliography. It also includes a general bibliography and each volume includes an index of authors and anonymous works. Specialists in classics and medieval studies as well as general theologians, art historians, archaeologists, and other students of culture will find in this work an in-depth survey, quality scholarship, and an original approach.
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