Author: Henry Heller
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date: 1991-02-01
Heller refutes Roland Mousnier's thesis that early modern France was a society of orders in which most people knew and accepted their status in society. This concept of order certainly had meaning for the sixteenth-century élite because of aristocratic domination over land and people, but it is not clear that this was also the view of the commoners. Heller maintains that for peasants, craftsmen, and merchants the decline of the French economy started at the beginning rather than the middle of the sixteenth century. This resulted in unrest which spread from town to countryside, culminating in the three great popular movements of the civil wars: the Calvinist Revolt of the 1560s, the Catholic League's challenge to the power of the Monarchy, and the revolts of the 1590s. Heller stresses that the history of sixteenth-century France is one of both resistance and domination. It was often the upper class which took the initiative, directing much of the violence toward the commoners, and many of those involved in the civil wars were fighting for their own economic positions. Iron and Blood helps to clarify the significance of the French Civil Wars by showing them to be rooted in an aristocratic reaction against the earlier social unrest which began among the common people.
Author: Gail Z. Martin
Release Date: 2015-07-02
New Pittsburgh, 1898 – a crucible of invention and intrigue. Born from the ashes of devastating fire, flood and earthquake, the city is ruled by the shadow government of The Oligarchy. In the swarming streets, people of a hundred nations drudge to feed the engines of progress, while in the abandoned tunnels beneath the city, supernatural creatures hide from the light, emerging only to feed. Jake Desmet and Rick Brand travel the world to secure treasures and unusual items for the collections of wealthy patrons, accompanied by Jake’s cousin, Veronique LeClerque. But when their latest commission leads to Jake’s father’s murder, the three friends are drawn into a conspiracy where dark magic, industrial sabotage and the monsters that prey on the night will ultimately threaten not just New Pittsburgh, but the whole world.
The storm was only the beginning... Mackenzie Scott is trapped in another realm, but that's the least of her problems. Magic runs through her veins, and even now she can feel herself changing. She's managed to help her brother, but in exchange, she's turning into one of them. Worse, Mackenzie's not just a monster. She's their queen. Hunter had one job: open the gateway between worlds to keep his realm alive. He hadn't counted on betrayal. He hadn't counted on being saved by a human girl. And he'd never guessed he couldn't trust his own king. Now he's trapped in a world to which he can never truly belong. Separated by realms, Mackenzie and Hunter must save the other's world. But the divide isn't the only thing working against them. Beasts and men fight a dangerous battle that pits Hunter and Mackenzie against those they're trying to protect. And the clock is ticking.
Part II of the Saga of the Redeemed picks up right where The Iron Ring left off … After Tyvian Reldamar gets double-crossed by his business partner, he is affixed with an iron ring that prevents the wearer from any evildoing. Not one to be deterred by this setback, he quickly puts into motion a plan for revenge—one that will use every dirty trick in the book. But things are never simple for mastermind Tyvian, especially not after he uncovers a sinister plot: evil wizard Banric Sahand is planning to decimate the city of Freegate. Now Tyvian must learn to work with—and rely on—his motley crew of accomplices, including an adolescent pickpocket, an obese secret-monger, a fearsome gnoll, and a Mage Defender…who is also trying to get him arrested. Time is running out for Tyvian's plan for revenge—while the fate of the city hangs in the balance.
The Iron Kingdom: a half-mythical land conquered by barbarians an age ago, celebrated in song and legend. Here is a land of contrasts as beauty and savagery collide. The north-men, now savages no more, struggle to leave their brutal past behind as they strive to become more civilized and find peace. Yet, it remains a land of conflict ruled over by the Iron King, a mighty ruler, who is himself something of a legend. However, the king has grown old and the sun is setting on the days of his saga. Shadows grow long in the south, and Lord Garyth, a nobleman of doubtful lineage and agent of the crown is returning home...
Author: Christian Wolmar
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Release Date: 2009-12-01
The birth of the railways and their rapid spread across the world triggered economic growth and social change on an unprecedented scale. From Panama to the Punjab, Tasmania to Turin, Blood, Iron and Gold describes the vision and determination of the pioneers who developed railways that would link cities that had hitherto been isolated, and would one day span continents. Christian Wolmar reveals how the rise of the train stimulated daring feats of engineering, architectural innovation and the rapid movement of people and goods around the world. He shows how cultures were enriched - and destroyed - by the unrelenting construction and how the railways played a vital role in civil conflict, as well as in two world wars. Blood, Iron and Gold tells the dramatic story of how the railways changed the world.
Author: R. L. Haas
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2016-12-20
It was the knock on Naya's front door that would change her life forever. Again. What would you do if you unexpectedly came face-to-face with your past and your future? The last time Naya ventured into the Colorado woods, she discovered her Fae heritage and met the man whose face had haunted her dreams. But this time, the answers she seeks lie with the seemingly mortal man who wears her dead husband's face and the magical artifact that pulses where her soul once dwelled. In a race against time, Naya, Irena, and Harris seek the elusive answers to Tian's death and what his doppelganger Wyatt's presence could mean - for them, and for the fate of Alonthiel.
Iron and Human Disease is the first book to cover the three key aspects of human iron metabolism: the accumulation of iron in adults, iron as a limiting factor for tumor and infectious cell growth, and iron as a catalyst for oxygen free radical production. The book describes the hypotheses and findings related to the role of iron in cardiovascular disease (including reperfusion injury), cancer, aging, and autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases. Other topics covered include the molecular biology and biochemistry of iron, the general principles governing iron balance, iron in the immune system and acute phase response, and new preventive and therapeutic strategies. Iron and Human Disease will be a useful reference for biomedical investigators, physicians, nutritionists, and public health officials.
Author: Thomas F. Emery
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 1991-05-21
This book examines health problems ranging from heart attacks to cancer that may be associated with excess dietary iron. Much of the material is quite controversial and challenges current dogma practiced by physicians and nutritionists. The book relays important, although little know facts about iron metabolism and encourages its readers to carefully examine their beliefs concerning the benefits of routine dietary iron supplementation. Topics include iron overload, iron and infection, iron and milk, folkloric iron, and heart attacks and cancer.
Author: S. Douglas Olson
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Literary Criticism
"Blood and Iron" is an exploration of the role of gossip, rumor and storytelling in the society depicted in the "Odyssey" and in the real world in which the poem was performed. It includes extensive analysis of Homeric narrative technique, with particular attention to the way the singer creates tension in a largely traditional tale. Individual chapters treat discrete, generally very traditional literary and historical problems, including the significance of the term "kleos," the presentation of Telemachos, the internal chronology of the poem, the nature of Homeric kingship, and the role of violence in the ancient Greek family. The book will be of importance for anyone interested in the literary content or storytelling technique of Homeric epic, as well for historians of the late Dark Ages.
Author: C. Th. Smit-Sibinga
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2010-05-10
Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth International Symposium on Blood Transfusion, Groningen, NL, Organized by the Sanquin Division Blood Bank North-East, Groningen. It is in many ways fitting that the last of these international symposia on blood transfusion should end with neonatal blood transfusion. The most fragile, least well studied and most at risk population requires special care and concern. We need to expand our knowledge of their unique physiology, biochemical pathways and in planning treatment and interventions, always "do no harm." This proceedings of the last Groningen symposium presents a wealth of information on developmental immunology, the molecular basis of haematopoeisis, physiological basis of bleeding and thrombosis, transfusion risks and benefits and lastly, future therapies. Infants provide us with much to learn but in turn they will be the providers of (through cord blood) and the recipients of (through cellular engineering) the best that science can offer. Translational research, which has been the thrust of these presentations for 28 years, will benefit them in a way that no scientist could have ever predicted.
Author: S. Weir (Silas Weir) Mitchell
Release Date: 2012-02-07
This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.
Author: Robert I. Handin
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2003
Following its highly successful and well-respected first edition, this thoroughly revised edition offers much more! Edited and authored by leading authorities in hematology, this scientific reference textbook now comes with a CD-ROM. Additional features include some of the more salient standard and current therapeutics and an easily accessible appendix that provides great reference. The CD-ROM contains 100 of the most critical illustrations from the text—great for quick consultation from your computer.