Mastering Modern World History

Author: Norman Lowe

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137277246

Category: History

Page: 720

View: 9269

The fifth edition of this bestselling book is for school and MA26 students taking courses in Modern World History and for undergraduates in History and International Relations. It is a complete, self-contained, lively and highly readable course, suitable for individual study or classroom use. The general reader who wishes to find out how the world got into its present state will also find the book useful. Key features of the fifth edition: • A new chapter on Latin America and its changing relationship with the USA • New sections on the Arab Spring, the 2008 financial crash and its aftermath, and the European Union in crisis • New material on the changing face of communism in China; USA: Bush to Obama; Russia under Putin and Medvedev; the continuing conflict between Palestinians and Israelis and the 'war against terrorism' Content includes: • A survey of international relations and war from 1900 to 2012 • Europe and its history - the rise and fall of fascism and communism • International affairs of the major superpowers - USA, Russia/USSR and China • International conflict -The Holocaust, 9/11 and the fall of Saddam Hussein • Decolonization and subsequent events in Africa, and the rise of political Islam • Global problems - climate change, economic crises, the population 'explosion' • Mention of disagreements and controversies among historians, as well as new interpretations and discoveries Norman Lowe has had many years' experience of teaching History at all levels, and for 25 years was Head of History at Nelson and Colne MA26 in Lancashire. He is the author of Mastering Modern British History and Mastering Twentieth Century Russian History. Fully updated companion website with examples of document questions for each chapter www.palgrave.com/masterseries/Lowe

Mastering Modern United States History

Author: John Traynor

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780230372245

Category: History

Page: 469

View: 6236

Now in its second edition, this engaging text introduces readers to all the key developments in American history between 1900 and 2000. Combining factual coverage with an analysis of professional historians’ most recent interpretations of major domestic and foreign affairs, it fully explores dramatic events such as the Wall Street Crash, Pearl Harbor, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Watergate Scandal. Chapters are enriched by presidential profiles and supported by stimulating source material and exam-style questions to reinforce learning. This text will be essential reading for students undertaking courses in American History at college, foundation and undergraduate level. It is also the ideal companion for anyone with a general interest in the American history of the twentieth century.

Mastering Modern European History

Author: Stuart Tindale Miller

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349137898

Category: Europe

Page: 528

View: 4876

Mastering Arabic

Author: Jane Wightwick,Mahmoud Gaafar

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349206121

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 370

View: 5694

An exciting and comprehensive course for learners with little or no previous knowledge of the language who want to understand, speak and read Arabic confidently. The authors have a friendly, accessible style which has made this book a long-standing bestseller. The course is suitable for self-study or classroom use and teaches Modern Standard Arabic which is the universal language of the Arab world and understood by all Arabic speakers. The book focuses on learning the script right from the start and covers a useful variety of situations you will encounter in Arab countries. Also available with CDs.

Mastering Modern German History 1864-1990

Author: John Traynor

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780333987100

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 831

Mastering Modern German History 1864-1990 addresses the key political, social and economic developments in German history from 1864, to unification, through to the collapse of the Berlin Wall and re-unification. Completely accessible and written in an engaging and lucid style, this text provides students with an in-depth look at Germany and its complex past.

Mastering English Literature

Author: Richard Gill

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137260955

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 560

View: 3322

The third edition of this leading text provides a comprehensive guide to literary study. Emphasis has been placed on contextualizing literature and this updated version takes these changes into account by incorporating more material on historical and cultural contexts as well as in-depth discussions on novels, drama and poetry.

Mastering the Novels of Jane Austen

Author: Richard Gill,Susan Gregory

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230629652

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 2904

Mastering the Novels of Jane Austen is the ideal companion for anyone studying the works of this endearing literary figure. An engaging account of the six most-read Austen novels, this book captures the imagination with its fresh and lively approach. - Provides a detailed critique of Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, and Persuasion - Links the significance of the works from the past to the present day in the light of contemporary attitudes to women, tradition, and innovation - Explores the influence of art, architecture, music, literature, theology, philosophy, history and politics in the novels - Discusses both traditional and contemporary literary theory, and examines Austen's use of wit and irony, and the nuances of her vocabulary If you are looking for a book that will entertain, challenge, and illuminate your understanding of Jane Austen, this is it! A must-have guide for anyone preparing for exams or looking to gain the maximum satisfaction from their reading of the novels of this much-loved author.

Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini

Totalitarianism in the Twentieth Century

Author: Bruce F. Pauley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111876594X

Category: History

Page: 325

View: 1084

The fourth edition of Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini: Totalitarianism in the Twentieth Century presents an innovative comparison of the origins, development, and demise of the three forms of totalitarianism that emerged in twentieth-century Europe. Represents the only book that systematically compares all three infamous dictators of the twentieth century Provides the latest scholarship on the wartime goals of Hitler and Stalin as well as new information on the disintegration of the Soviet empire Compares the early lives of Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini, their ideologies, rise to and consolidation of power, and the organization and workings of their dictatorships Features topics organized by themes rather than strictly chronologically Includes a wealth of visual material to support the text, as well as a thorough Bibliographical Essay compiled by the author

Mastering World Religions

Author: Ray Colledge

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349143294

Category: Bible

Page: 304

View: 1462

In one book, all the essential information to learn about six of the main religions - Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. * A complete, self-contained, well illustrated course for individual study or classroom use * Help for students to pass exams - suitable for GCSE and as an introduction to A-Level * Ideal general reading for anyone who wants to understand the basic beliefs and practices of the religions featured * Ideal for liberal and general studies courses, and for multicultural education * Includes material on items of human interest to help enthuse and inspire the reader.

Mastering British Politics

Author: F.N. Forman

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 7947

Providing an introduction to British politics, this book aims to facilitate a better understanding of the political system. It covers the history, the constitutional framework, the traditions and culture and the structure and procedures of the democratic process of government in Britain.

Mastering Philosophy

Author: Anthony Harrison-Barbet

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349209163

Category: Philosophy

Page: 427

View: 1277

Mastering the Language of Literature

Author: Malcolm Hebron

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9781403900777

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 7724

Mastering the Language of Literature provides students of English Literature with a clear guide to the linguistic analysis of literary texts. Drawing on modern linguistics and traditional approaches, it shows how the study of language provides valuable tools for literary criticism. Important linguistic concepts are explained, and there are sections on Phonology, Lexis and Syntax, supported by examples from a wide range of texts. The book complements and extends the traditional close reading approach of Practical Criticism, and introduces students to an exciting and fast-growing area of advanced literary studies.

Mastering Chinese

The complete course for beginners

Author: Catherine Hua Xiang

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137013702

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 2909

Mastering Chinese is a modern, engaging, highly illustrated course in Mandarin Chinese, teaching conversational skills, good pronunciation and the beginnings of reading and writing the intriguing Chinese script. Based on the author's 10 years of experience teaching Chinese in the UK and in China, this carefully structured and well-paced course will soon give you the confidence to communicate well in Chinese in both social and business settings. - Designed for complete beginners, with a wealth of interactive practice to build your confidence. - Teaches Mandarin Chinese which is spoken by over one billion people, and is the official language of mainland China, Taiwan and Singapore. - Suitable for study at home or in the classroom - learn at your own pace with this friendly, fun and fascinating introduction. - Covers a variety of everyday situations you will encounter in China, on holiday or travelling for business. - Full of cultural insights to help you understand the customs and practices of modern China. Additional material is available to accompany this book at www.palgrave.com/modernlanguages/xiang This product is the book only. Mastering Chinese is also available in a complete pack with 2 CDs (ask for ISBN 978-0-230-20055-5). The CDs can be purchased separately (ISBN 978-0-230-20054-8).

Mastering Practical Criticism

Author: Lindy Miller

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780333802700

Category: Criticism

Page: 274

View: 6423

Provides guidance necessary to understand and master the skills of critical appreciation. Addresses each skill and takes reader through each stage of the literary critical process. Also includes sample questions and worked examples.

Mastering Fashion Marketing

Author: Tim Jackson,David Shaw

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137213469

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 7474

This is the first book on the subject that combines contemporary marketing theory with analysis of operational marketing practice within the fashion industry. It contains the views of key practitioners and much original case study material from leading fashion organizations to provide unique insights into the reality of fashion marketing.

CHURCHILL

A Study in Greatness

Author: Geoffrey Best

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781852852535

Category: History

Page: 370

View: 9179

"We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glow-worm." --Churchill Winston Churchill's inspiring leadership in the Second World War once made him above criticism. In recent years his record has come under attack from revisionists. In Churchill: A Study in Greatness one of Britain's most distinguished historians rebuts these charges and makes sense of this extraordinary man and his long controversial, colourful, contradictory and heroic career. Geoffrey Best brings out both his strengths and his weaknesses, looking past the many received versions of Churchill in a biography that balances the private and the public man and offers a clear insight into Churchill's greatness. "We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glow-worm." --Churchill Winston Churchill's inspiring leadership in the Second World War once made him above criticism. In recent years his record has come under attack from revisionists. In Churchill: A Study in Greatness one of Britain's most distinguished historians rebuts these charges and makes sense of this extraordinary man and his long controversial, colourful, contradictory and heroic career. Geoffrey Best brings out both his strengths and his weaknesses, looking past the many received versions of Churchill in a biography that balances the private and the public man and offers a clear insight into Churchill's greatness.

Mastering Advanced English Language

Author: Sara Thorne

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9781403994837

Category: Education

Page: 656

View: 7346

Written primarily for AS and A-Level English courses, but of interest to university students on related courses, this book is designed to make an intuitive understanding of language explicit. By focusing on language use in different contexts, it encourages an investigative and interpretative approach.

Mastering the Revels

The Regulation and Censorship of English Renaissance Drama

Author: Richard Dutton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349098795

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

View: 2002

Mastering the Revels offers a detailed reconsideration of the regulation of English Renaissance drama. It is the first study to approach the issue through the role of the Masters of the Revels, who censored most late Tudor and early Stuart plays, relating the control they exercised over the actors to the political context of the court office they themselves held.

Mastering Poetry

Author: Sara Thorne

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780333698754

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

View: 9579

Mastering Poetry is a practical book with wide-ranging examples, detailed commentaries and frameworks for analysis. Whether you are studying or reading poetry for pleasure, it will help you to move beyond your first response to an analytical understanding of the relationship between content, language, structure and style.

Mastering Fashion styling

Author: Jo Dingemans

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349150509

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 6569

Fashion is a very popular subject among young people. Any course with fashion as a prefix attracts lots of students. Despite this, many prospective students and people have little idea what jobs in the fashion industry entail. Fashion Styling is one of the least well researched areas in fashion colleges. The emphasis is put on the end result, i.e. visual imagery, rather than the process of creating it. This 'how to' book provides an insight into the processes you have to follow to work in this area, be it editorial, commercial or show styling. It includes an eight-week introductory programme to the subject and projects whereby students can simulate professional practice and learn the techniques and skills necessary for a career in styling. At the end of the book there is a source directory, a glossary of terms, and a bibliography which provide reference points for further research and study.