Book DetailAuthor: Skye Smith Publisher: Skye Smith ISBN: 1927699207 Category : Fiction Languages : en Pages : 174
Cover Flap By late 1643 the English Parliament had suffered so many battlefield disasters that they were forced into a Confederacy with the Scottish Parliament. This was bad news for Charles because the Scots had defeated him just four years ago, so he looked to Ireland and France for help. In order to land French troop ships he needed to control the southern coast, so he sent an army under Prince Maurice to make that so. Maurice thought the taking of the port of Lyme would be a job done before breakfast. Meanwhile, down in the town Robert Blake was waiting for him, as he had waited for Maurice’s brother Rupert, in Bristol’s northern forts. About the Author Skye Smith is my pen name. In 1630 some of my Manchester Puritan ancestors sailed away to Massachusetts on one of Robert Rich's ships. The Pistoleer is a series of historical adventure novels set in Britain in the 1640's. I was encouraged to write them by fans of my Hoodsman series. This is the ninth in the series, and you should read at least the first novel 'HellBurner' before you read this book because it sets the characters and scene for the entire series. The sequence of the books follows the time-line of the Republic of Great Britain. The chapter headings identify the dates and places. The Appendix gives historical insight in the form of an FAQ. Enjoy. Other Novels By The Same Author: The Hoodsman – 12 historical adventures set in the Norman conquest. Maya’s Aura – 8 new age adventures while tripping around the world. Knut – many historical adventures set in the Viking Era. The Pistoleer – 9 historical adventures set in the English Civil War. The Pistoleer #1 – HellBurner (1638 – 1640) The Pistoleer #2 – Slavers (1640 – 1641) The Pistoleer #3 – Pirates (1641 – 1642) The Pistoleer #4 – Edgehill (1642) The Pistoleer #5 – Brentford (1642) The Pistoleer #6 – Invasion (1642 – 1643) The Pistoleer #7 – Roundway Down (1643) The Pistoleer #8 – Bristol (1643) The Pistoleer #9 – Lyme (1644)
Book DetailAuthor: James N. Sater Publisher: Routledge ISBN: 1135189161 Category : Business & Economics Languages : en Pages : 191
For many contemporary observers and analysts, Morocco remains a mystery. So close to Europe, Morocco simultaneously represents a similarly open political culture and its complete antithesis: Human rights associations openly challenge authoritarian rule, while an emphasis on Moroccan singularity and authenticity prevents the establishment of a real democracy. Widespread poverty and illiteracy co-exist with a flourishing entrepreneurial class and the display of conspicuous wealth in its cities; electoral institutions and political parties pay allegiance to a traditional monarch; disgruntled youth and inhabitants of shantytowns are receptive to the rhetoric of Islamic inspired violence and terror. This book provides an introductory overview of contemporary politics and international relations in Morocco, and gives an up to date assessment of the economy and recent history. Drawing on key academic texts, the author provides a detailed analysis of Morocco, focusing on issues such as: Morocco’s role within the region trade policies with Europe Morocco’s Western Sahara policy ways of dealing with Political Islam the extent to which European influence has affected Moroccan society. Easily accessible to non-specialists, practitioners, and upper level undergraduate students, the book will be essential reading for those working in the fields of Comparative Politics, International Relations and Middle East Studies.
Book DetailAuthor: John Owen Havard Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: 0192569538 Category : Literary Criticism Languages : en Pages : 272
Disaffected Parties reveals how alienation from politics effected crucial changes to the shape and status of literary form. Recovering the earliest expressions of grumbling, irritability, and cynicism towards politics, this study asks how unsettled partisan legacies converged with more recent discontents to forge a seminal period in the making of English literature, and thereby poses wide-ranging questions about the lines between politics and aesthetics. Reading works including Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy, James Boswell's Life of Johnson, the novels of Maria Edgeworth and Jane Austen, and the satirical poetry of Lord Byron in tandem with print culture and partisan activity, this book shows how these writings remained animated by disaffected impulses and recalcitrant energies at odds with available party positions and emerging governmental norms—even as they sought to imagine perspectives that looked beyond the divided political world altogether. 'No one can be more sick of-or indifferent to politics than I am' Lord Byron wrote in 1820. Between the later eighteenth century and the Romantic age, disaffected political attitudes acquired increasingly familiar shapes. Yet this was also a period of ferment in which unrest associated with the global age of revolutions (including a dynamic transatlantic opposition movement) collided with often inchoate assemblages of parties and constituencies. As writers adopted increasingly emphatic removes from the political arena and cultivated familiar stances of cynicism, detachment, and retreat, their estrangement also promised to loop back into political engagement-and to make their works 'parties' all their own.