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Practical Economics: Economic Transformation and Government Reform in Georgia 2004–2012

by Nika Gilauri

This book is open access under a CC BY license.In this book, Nika Gilauri reveals his formulas for government reform and economic recovery, including how to fight against corruption, reform fiscal policy and tax systems, privatize state-owned enterprises, build a welfare system for those most in need, create a competitive education and healthcare system, and streamline procurement. All formulas are corroborated by practical experience and empirical evidence gathered during Mr Gilauri's term as a cabinet member (2004-2009) and prime minister (2009-2012) of Georgia, and provide an in-depth view of what worked in the case of Georgia since 2003, and how lessons learned could be applied in other parts of the world....

Genre: Business & Investing, Biographies & Primers, Economics, History, Europe, Russia, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Accounting & Finance
Size: 213 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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The Renaissance: A Captivating Guide to a Remarkable Period in European History, Including Stories of People Such as Galileo Galilei, Michelangelo, Copernicus, Shakespeare, and Leonardo da Vinci

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Renaissance, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!“Renaissance” is the French word for “rebirth,” which is given to the period of time between the 14th and 17th centuries in Europe when there was a marked resurgence in classical art, education, philosophy, architecture, and natural sciences. Once more, the former Roman territories embraced the writings of ancient Greeks and Romans, and the idea of humanism. This rebirth marks the end of the Dark Ages and the beginning of the long march toward modernity. In those precious centuries, astronomers redefined the way we view our place in the solar system and the universe. Writers and scholars gave us new ways of thinking about the human condition, the self, and the community...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 101 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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The Tudors: A Captivating Guide to the History of England from Henry VII to Elizabeth I

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 2.86 mb
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Rating: 3.90 / 5
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History of Scotland: A Captivating Guide to Scottish History, the Wars of Scottish Independence and William Wallace

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of Scotland, the Wars of Scottish Independence and William Wallace, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Three captivating manuscripts in one book:Scottish History: A Captivating Guide to the History of ScotlandWars of Scottish Independence: A Captivating Guide to the Battles Between the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England, Including the Impact Made by King Robert the BruceWilliam Wallace: A Captivating Guide to a Freedom Fighter and Martyr Who Impacted Scottish History and Scotland’s Independence from EnglandA sense of poetic irony registers when one learns that Scotland has never won a major military battle when the odds were in their favor. In 1513, the largest Scottish army to ever invade England was defeated by a si...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 242 pages
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Prussia: The Evolution of an Empire

by John Marriot

SINCE the death of Frederick the Great in 1786 the kingdom of Prussia has been a state of a unique type, occupying a special position both in Germany and in Europe. Since 1867 it has accomplished by its own methods a momentous task, the unification of Germany and the erection of a German Empire, under the presidency of the House of Hohenzollern. Since 1871 it is not without the justification of historical fact and present realities that when we speak of Germany we think of Prussia, and when we speak of Prussia we are thinking of Germany. 'The whole Empire', wrote Treitschke (Politik, ii. 346), 'is based historically and politically on the fact that it is (as Emperor William once said to Bismarck) "an extended Prussia", that Prussia is the dominant factor, both in fact and in formula. What...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia
Size: 307 pages
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Public Goods Provision in the Early Modern Economy: Comparative Perspectives from Japan, China, and Europe

by Masayuki Tanimoto

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Scholarly discussions on economic development in history, specifically those linked to industrialization or modern economic growth, have paid great attention to the formation and development of the market economy as a set of institutions able to augment people’s welfare. The role of specific nonmarket practices for promoting the economic development and welfare has been a distinct concern, typically involving discussion of the state’s economic policies. How have societies tackled those issues that the market did not? To what extent did those solutions reflect the structure of an economy?  Public Goods Provision in...

Genre: Business & Investing, Economics, History, Asia, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 328 pages
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The Divo and the Duce: Promoting Film Stardom and Political Leadership in 1920s America (Cinema Cultures in Contact Book 1)

by Giorgio Bertellini

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Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Movies & Video, History, Americas, United States, Europe, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 352 pages
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The Berlin Airlift and Berlin Wall: The History and Legacy of the Fight Over the Occupied City during the Cold War

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contentsIn the wake of World War II, the European continent was devastated, and the conflict left the Soviet Union and the United States as uncontested superpowers. This ushered in over 45 years of the Cold War, and a political alignment of Western democracies against the Communist Soviet bloc that produced conflicts pitting allies on each sides fighting, even as the American and Soviet militaries never engaged each other. Though it never got “hot” between the two superpowers, the Cold War was a tense era until the dissolution of the USSR, and nothing symbolized the split more than the division of Berlin. Berlin had been a flashpoint even before World War II ended, and the city was ...

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 167 pages
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Augustine and the Art of Ruling in the Carolingian Imperial Period (Open Access): Political Discourse in Alcuin of York and Hincmar of Rheims

by Sophia Moesch

This volume is an investigation of how Augustine was received in the Carolingian period, and the elements of his thought which had an impact on Carolingian ideas of ‘state’, rulership and ethics. It focuses on Alcuin of York and Hincmar of Rheims, authors and political advisers to Charlemagne and to Charles the Bald, respectively. It examines how they used Augustinian political thought and ethics, as manifested in the De civitate Dei, to give more weight to their advice. A comparative approach sheds light on the differences between Charlemagne’s reign and that of his grandson. It scrutinizes Alcuin’s and Hincmar’s discussions of empire, rulership and the moral conduct of political agents during which both drew on the De civitate Dei, although each came away with a different under...

Genre: History, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 260 pages
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Punishing the Criminal Corpse, 1700-1840: Aggravated Forms of the Death Penalty in England (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Peter King

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book analyses the different types of post-execution punishments and other aggravated execution practices, the reasons why they were advocated, and the decision, enshrined in the Murder Act of 1752, to make two post-execution punishments, dissection and gibbeting, an integral part of sentences for murder. It traces the origins of the Act, and then explores the ways in which Act was actually put into practice. After identifying the dominance of penal dissection throughout the period, it looks at the abandonment of burning at the stake in the 1790s, the rapid decline of hanging in chains just after 1800, and the final abandonment of both dissection and gibbeting in 1832 and 1834. It concludes that the Act, by creating differentiation in...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 212 pages
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
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I'm Not From Around Here: A Jewish Boy Telling the Historical Story of his Family's Holocaust Survival in WW2 (Biographical Fiction Based on a Memoir)

by Ishai Klinowsky

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Ethnic & National, Historical, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Historical Study, Military, World, Literature & Fiction, Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, Biographical, Psychological
Size: 367 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Yaqteenya: The Old World (English Edition)

by Yasser Bahjatt

Yaqteenya is facing its first civil war, To save it from it self, Al-Baz needs to brake its #1 law and leave Yaqteenay to find answers about the truth that the rulers of the land....

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Size: 156 pages
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Executing Magic in the Modern Era: Criminal Bodies and the Gallows in Popular Medicine (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Owen Davies

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licenseThis book explores the magical and medical history of executions from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century by looking at the afterlife potency of criminal corpses, the healing activities of the executioner, and the magic of the gallows site. The use of corpses in medicine and magic has been recorded back into antiquity. The lacerated bodies of Roman gladiators were used as a source of curative blood, for instance. In early modern Europe, a great trade opened up in ancient Egyptian mummies and the fat of executed criminals, plundered as medicinal cure-alls. However, this is the first book to consider the demand for the blood of the executed, the desire for human fat, the resort to the hanged man’s hand, and the trade in hanging ro...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 118 pages
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