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Builders of Empire: Freemasons and British Imperialism, 1717-1927

In this first study of the relationship between Freemasonry and British imperialism, Harland-Jacobs takes readers on a journey across two centuries and five continents, demonstrating that from the moment it left Britain's shores, Freemasonry proved central to the building and cohesion of the British Empire.

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    British Imperialism

    Robert Johnson's invaluable guide offers a succint, easy-to-follow introduction to the key issues and historiography of British imperialism from its origins to the conversion to the Commonwealth.

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    British Imperialism: 1688-2015

    A milestone in the understanding of British history and imperialism, this ground-breaking book radically reinterprets the course of modern economic development and the causes of overseas expansion during the past three centuries.

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    American Imperialism: The Territorial Expansion of the United States, 1783-2013

    Provides a critical re-evaluation of US territorial expansionism and imperialism from 1783 to the present.

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    A True History of the United States: Indigenous Genocide, Racialized Slavery, Hyper-Capitalism, Militarist Imperialism and Other Overlooked Aspects of American Exceptionalism

    Sjursen shifts the lens and challenges readers to think critically and to apply common sense to their understanding of our nation's past—and present—so we can view history as never before.

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    A History in Fragments: Europe in the Twentieth Century

    The problem with the history of twentieth-century Europe is that we all think we know it. The great stories of the century—the two world wars, the rise and fall of Nazism and Communism—seem self-evident in their importance. But behind the politics and the ideologies lies another history: the history of forces that shaped the lives of individual Europeans…and the lives of men and women around the world
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    Loss of another major : Robert Chazan, pioneer of .

    https://www.jta.org/2024/02/13/obituaries/robert-chazan-87-nyu-scholar-of-medieval-jewry-who-helped-build-field-of-jewish-studies

    Ironically, I start teaching one of his books tomorrow.

    His medieval chapter in our new Routledge History of was an overview of the findings of his 9 influential books

    https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-History-of-Antisemitism/Weitzman-Williams-Wald/p/book/9781138369443

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    Colleague @MagdaTeter conducted a major interview with pioneering historian Robert Chazan, who died yesterday:

    Interview with Robert Chazan – AAJR

    https://aajr.org/centennial-project/interview-with-robert-chazan/

    Important insights into the evolution of a field whose most people do not know (how the world has changed in 65 years)

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    TheVulgarTongue Bot , to histodons
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    FLYING CAMPS. Beggars plying in a body at funerals.

    A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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    Events for 02/14 from Wikipedia:

    • 2008: Northern Illinois University shooting: A gunman opens fire in a lecture hall of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb County, Illinois, resulting in six fatalities (including the gunman) and 21 injuries. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Illinois_University_shooting
    • Birth (1986) of Oliver Lee, English actor, director, and screenwriter https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Lee_(actor)
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    kris_inwood , to demography
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    Historical evidence of disease, fertility decline, violence & resource loss inform a back-cast prediction of high pre-contact Indigenous population in Tasmania & subsequent fast decline, according to a new paper by Byard & Maxwell-Stewart
    https://doi.org/10.1111/aehr.12282

    @economics @demography @socialscience @sociology @politicalscience @geography @anthropology @econhist @devecon @archaeodons @epidemiology

    bibliolater , to science
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    "I show that differentials in the early documents are introduced by geometric arguments, lacking dynamic meaning; however in hindsight can a dynamic meaning be recognized in them."

    Dias, P.M.C., 2023. Isaac Newton’s early documents on circular motion: can the dynamic reasoning in the “Principia” be found in them?. Rev. Bras. Ensino Fís. 45, e20230263.. https://doi.org/10.1590/1806-9126-RBEF-2023-0263 @science @physics

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    🇺🇸 🇬🇧 "Left out from history are the attempts of the founders to force Britain to return thousands of escapees from slavery they sheltered. Patriot state leaders tried to coerce the return of all fugitives from slavery evacuated with the British army by blocking payment of debts to England in violation of the Treaty of Paris. Such actions ultimately caused the breakdown of the agreement and exposed the structural inability of the Congress to enforce the terms of a duly ratified treaty over intransigent states."

    Messer-Kruse, T. (2024) ‘The Carried-Off and the Constitution: How British Harboring of Fugitives from American Slavery Led to the Constitution of 1787’, Law and History Review, pp. 1–33. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0738248024000038. @histodon @histodons

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    BOTHERED or BOTH-EARED. Talked to at both ears by different persons at the same time, confounded, confused. IRISH PHRASE.

    A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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    Raphael was not only one of the most prolific & influential painters of the Italian Renaissance but also an accomplished architect.

    This growing interest & his familiarity w/ Roman antiquities was visible in several of his works.

    Coming soon: RAPHAEL: A PORTRAIT
    🎥 https://ideasroadshow.com/raphael/

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    BAG OF NAILS. He squints like a bag of nails; i. e. his eyes are directed as many ways as the points of a bag of nails. The old BAG OF NAILS at Pimlico; originally the BACCHANALS.

    A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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    Reading " San Marino la storia in miniatura" for a reading challenge @thestorygraph and the vocabulary, with lots of 19th century officialese, is a challenge, but so is the absence of commas in lists. Not just the "oxford comma"; the author will pile adjectives together or lists of objects, with not a comma in sight. Is this standard practice in ? @bookstodon

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    Events for 02/13 from Wikipedia:

    • 1660: With the accession of young Charles XI of Sweden, his regents begin negotiations to end the Second Northern War. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_XI_of_Sweden
    • Birth (2001) of Kaapo Kakko, Finnish ice hockey player https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaapo_Kakko
    • Death (1219) of Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shōgun (b. 1192) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minamoto_no_Sanetomo
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    TheConversationUS , to histodons
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    100 years ago, a group of New York City concertgoers gathered in midtown Manhattan’s Aeolian Hall for “An Experiment in Modern Music.”
    The impresario had commissioned a new work by a 25-year-old Jewish-American upstart named George Gershwin.
    “Rhapsody in Blue” is one of the best-known works of the 20th century – but it’s also something of a whitewashed version of Harlem’s vibrant Black scene
    https://theconversation.com/george-gershwins-rhapsody-in-blue-is-a-story-of-jazz-race-and-the-fraught-notion-of-americas-melting-pot-213058
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    kris_inwood , to demography
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    Boyd Hunter reviews details & significance of Butlin’s back-casting of Indigenous population estimates for Australia, points to impact of disease & frontier violence, & confirms Indigenous outnumbered colonists until well into the 1840s. OA in Asia-Pacific Economic History Review
    https://doi.org/10.1111/aehr.12279
    @economics @demography @socialscience @sociology @politicalscience @geography @anthropology @econhist @devecon @epidemiology @archaeodons

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    FIGGING LAW. The art of picking pockets. CANT.

    A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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    5 Dante Fedele: Configuring Diplomatic Office and Activity: The Literature on the Ambassador (1/6)

    https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110672008-005

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    As with in general it is not so easy to define the genre of diplomatic literature, as one might think. The ambassador, questions of precedence and ceremonial and foreign relations were discussed in legal as well as in political literature; from the 17th century onwards these were increasingly not only in Latin but in the different national languages. (3/6)

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    Some of these texts were intended as instructions to rulers and magistrates or the themselves, often originating from the context of literature on the perfect courtier and gentlemen. Others discussed matters of reason of state or the arcana imperii. Especially prominent are treatises concerned with the ceremonial and questions of precedence. With the 18th century also became entries in the new dictionaries and encyclopedias. (4/6)

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    As always with theory, we have to look at the relationship between theory and practice: Most of the authors of texts on had at least some diplomatic experiences themselves.
    Moreover, these texts played an important role in the education of , although it is usually difficult to pin down their influence on a certain individual diplomat. However, before the general establishment of diplomatic academies these treatises provided a certain guidance and generally promoted the need for adaquate training. (5/6)

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    We could not have found a better expert to write this article, as Fedele is research fellow at the university of Lille and focusses in his work on premodern and international law. His seminal study “Naissance de la diplomatie moderne” is available open access.

    https://www.nomos-elibrary.de/10.5771/9783845284361/ naissance-de-la-diplomatie-moderne- xiiie-xviie-siecles

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