An Island for Itself

An Island for Itself

Author: Stephan R. Epstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521525071

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 490

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Late medeival Sicily is shown to have been neither underdeveloped nor dependent on foreign trade.

An Island Entire Unto Itself

An Island Entire Unto Itself

Author: Nigel Patten

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 9781951530624

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 598

By the end of the 18th century, Corsica had been occupied by France for over thirty years. Islanders yearned to recover their lost independence, and the French Revolution gave them the opportunity. Their leader, Pasquale Paoli, realized that alone they could never defeat the well-organized French forces. He offered Corsica to King George III of England, on condition that the French were driven from the island. Based on documented historical fact, the author paints a detailed portrait of Corsica through the captivating adventures of Damian Berra, a young man from what is today the Swiss canton of Valais. After wandering through Lombardy to the Ligurian coast, as the victim of a press gang on a French frigate, he becomes marooned on Corsica, an island infested with bandits and crippled with vendettas, where murders are seven times more numerous than in mainland France. The story also describes the attempts of the English to administer an island they eventually called “The Ungovernable Rock.”

We Bought an Island

We Bought an Island

Author: Evelyn May Richardson

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112037640148

Category: Lighthouses

Page: 281

View: 394

A family keeps a lighthouse station on the southern tip of Nova Scotia.

An Island to Myself

An Island to Myself

Author: Tom Neale

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015010771981

Category: Suvarrow Islands

Page: 232

View: 719

New Zealand shopkeeper describes his daily experiences over a five-year period while living alone on Suvarov, a tiny South Pacific atoll.

Reading and Mapping Fiction

Reading and Mapping Fiction

Author: Sally Bushell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108487450

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 353

View: 241

This book explores the power of the map in fiction and its centrality to meaning, from Treasure Island to Winnie-the-Pooh.

The American Exception, Volume 1

The American Exception, Volume 1

Author: Frank J. Lechner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137587176

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

View: 966

This book examines what makes the United States an exceptional society, what impact it has had abroad, and why these issues have mattered to Americans. With historical and comparative evidence, Frank J. Lechner describes the distinctive path of American institutions and tracks changes in the country’s national identity in order to assess claims about America’s ‘exceptional’ qualities. The book analyzes several focal points of exceptionalist thinking about America, including the importance of US Constitution and the American sense of mission, and explores several aspects of America’s distinctive global impact; for example, in economics and film. In addition to discussing the distinctive global impact of the US, this first volume delves into religion, law, and sports.