The Island at the Center of the World, Russell Shorto
Автор: Shorto, Russell Название: Island at the centre of the world ISBN: 0552999822 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780552999823 Издательство: Transworld Publishers Рейтинг: Цена: 9520 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Through the story of the bitter struggle between two men, Peter Stuyvesant and Adriaen Van den Donck, is told the vivid history of the wilderness island that became the most powerful city in the most powerful country in the world: Manhattan.
Автор: Shorto, Russell Название: The Island at the Center of the World ISBN: 1400078679 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400078677 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 16200 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: A gripping narrative of New Netherland-a story of global sweep centered on a wilderness called Manhattan-that transforms our understanding of early America. When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot society began to disappear into myths about an island purchased for 24 dollars and a cartoonish peg-legged governor. But the story of the Dutch colony of New Netherland was merely lost, not destroyed: 12,000 pages of its records-recently declared a national treasure-are now being translated. Russell Shorto draws on this remarkable archive in The Island at the Center of the World, which has been hailed by The New York Times as "a book that will permanently alter the way we regard our collective past." The Dutch colony pre-dated the "original" thirteen colonies, yet it seems strikingly familiar. Its capital was cosmopolitan and multi-ethnic, and its citizens valued free trade, individual rights, and religious freedom. Their champion was a progressive, young lawyer named Adriaen van der Donck, who emerges in these pages as a forgotten American patriot and whose political vision brought him into conflict with Peter Stuyvesant, the autocratic director of the Dutch colony. The struggle between these two strong-willed men laid the foundation for New York City and helped shape American culture. The Island at the Center of the World uncovers a lost world and offers a surprising new perspective on our own.
Автор: Russell Shorto Название: Descartes` Bones ISBN: 0349140189 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780349140186 Издательство: Little, Brown Рейтинг: Цена: 17290 T Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка. Описание: A fascinating intellectual adventure story from the acclaimed author of Amsterdam and The Island at the Center of the World.
Автор: Russell Shorto Название: Amsterdam ISBN: 0349000026 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780349000022 Издательство: Little, Brown Рейтинг: Цена: 17290 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: This is the first `biography` of the city of Amsterdam - in the same vein as Peter Ackroyd`s London.
Автор: Russell Shorto Название: Amsterdam ISBN: 1408703483 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781408703489 Издательство: Little, Brown Цена: 23580 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Shorto Russell Название: Amsterdam: A History of the World`s Most Liberal City ISBN: 0307743756 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307743756 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 15380 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: An endlessly entertaining portrait of the city of Amsterdam and the ideas that make it unique, by the author of the acclaimed Island at the Center of the World Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesque city of low-slung brick houses lining tidy canals; student travelers know it for its legal brothels and hash bars; art lovers know it for Rembrandt's glorious portraits. But the deeper history of Amsterdam, what makes it one of the most fascinating places on earth, is bound up in its unique geography-the constant battle of its citizens to keep the sea at bay and the democratic philosophy that this enduring struggle fostered. Amsterdam is the font of liberalism, in both its senses. Tolerance for free thinking and free love make it a place where, in the words of one of its mayors, "craziness is a value." But the city also fostered the deeper meaning of liberalism, one that profoundly influenced America: political and economic freedom. Amsterdam was home not only to religious dissidents and radical thinkers but to the world's first great global corporation. In this effortlessly erudite account, Russell Shorto traces the idiosyncratic evolution of Amsterdam, showing how such disparate elements as herring anatomy, naked Anabaptists parading through the streets, and an intimate gathering in a sixteenth-century wine-tasting room had a profound effect on Dutch-and world-history. Weaving in his own experiences of his adopted home, Shorto provides an ever-surprising, intellectually engaging story of Amsterdam.
Sixteen years after Rene Descartes' death in Stockholm in 1650, a pious French ambassador exhumed the remains of the controversial philosopher to transport them back to Paris. Thus began a 350-year saga that saw Descartes' bones traverse a continent, passing between kings, philosophers, poets, and painters.
But as Russell Shorto shows in this deeply engaging book, Descartes' bones also played a role in some of the most momentous episodes in history, which are also part of the philosopher's metaphorical remains: the birth of science, the rise of democracy, and the earliest debates between reason and faith. Descartes' Bones is a flesh-and-blood story about the battle between religion and rationalism that rages to this day.
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