Category: History 1

Descartes on Polyhedra: A Study of the De Solidorum by P. J. Federico

By P. J. Federico

The current essay stems from a background of polyhedra from 1750 to 1866 written a number of years in the past (as a part of a extra basic paintings, now not published). such a lot of contradictory statements concerning a Descartes manuscript and Euler, by way of quite a few mathematicians and historians of arithmetic, have been encountered that it used to be made up our minds to put in writing a separate research of the proper a part of the Descartes manuscript on polyhedra. The reflected brief paper grew in dimension, as just a unique remedy might be of any price. After it was once accomplished it grew to become obvious that the total manuscript will be taken care of and the paintings grew a few extra. the outcome offered this is, i am hoping, a whole, exact, and reasonable remedy of the total manuscript. whereas a few perspectives and conclusions are expressed, this can be simply performed with the proof earlier than the reader, who might draw his or her personal conclusions. i need to specific my appreciation to Professors H. S. M. Coxeter, Branko Griinbaum, Morris Kline, and Dr. Heinz-Jiirgen Hess for analyzing the manuscript and for his or her encouragement and proposals. i'm particularly indebted to Dr. Hess, of the Leibniz-Archiv, for his guidance in reference to the manuscript. i've been tremendously helped in getting ready the interpretation ofthe manuscript by way of the collaboration of a Latin student, Mr. Alfredo DeBarbieri. assistance from librarians is integral, and i'm indebted to a couple of them, during this kingdom and in a foreign country, for finding fabric and delivering copies.

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History and Political Economy: Essays in Honour of P.D. by Aspromourgos

By Aspromourgos

Outstanding and authoritative, this crucial e-book brings jointly a suite of essays in honour of Peter Groenewegen, the most extraordinary historians of monetary considered a new release. His paintings on quite a lot of monetary theorists reminiscent of Adam Smith, Fran?ois Quesnay and Alfred Marshall ways a degree of close to insuperability.

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Islam and Healing: Loss and Recovery of an Indo-Muslim by S. Alavi

By S. Alavi

This e-book lines the Islamic therapeutic tradition's interplay with Indian society and politics as they developed in tandem from 1600 to 1900, and demonstrates how an in-house fight for hegemony should be as effective as exterior strength in defining scientific, social and nationwide modernity. This is a pioneering paintings at the social and scientific background of Indian Islam.

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National Health Service: A Political History by C Webster

By C Webster

The root of the nationwide healthiness carrier on five July 1948 was once a momentous improvement within the background of the uk. Webster's political heritage is a wholly new and unique exam of the NHS from its inception via to its administration less than the 1st time period of the present Labour executive, offering the required framework for assessing its destiny as we input the hot millennium.

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The Red Army, 1918-1941: From Vanguard of World Revolution by Earl F. Ziemke

By Earl F. Ziemke

Supported largely by way of proof published after the cave in of the Soviet Union, this ebook follows the occupation of the purple military from its beginning in 1918 because the targeted leading edge of global revolution to its association in 1941 with 'the castle of capitalism', the us. Effectiveness of management and army doctrine are specific matters right here, and Josef Stalin is the dominant personality.On the root of the Russian Civil warfare (1918-20), the crimson military started to invoice itself as 'an military of a brand new type', inherently improved to all others. even though, in past due 1920, the Poles trounce it soundly. Later, Soviet intervention within the Spanish Civil struggle (1936-39) unearths frequent obsolescence in armament and kit. The Nazi-Soviet Pact of August 1939 offers Germany and the USSR a loose hand to behave opposed to Poland. besides the fact that, slack functionality by means of the crimson military within the unopposed profession of jap Poland and the bungled struggle with Finland within the wintry weather of 1939-40 necessitate sweeping army reforms. Germany was once an enemy in 1918, best friend within the Nineteen Twenties, enemy back in 1933, best friend back in 1939, and the enemy once again in 1941, following the German invasion on 22 June 1941. This brings on a disaster that through the year's finish has fed on approximately the full pre-invasion crimson military. the U.S.' access into the conflict on 7 December 1941 and the purple Army's next restoration elevate the query: Who gained the second one global warfare?

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