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Linda Colley was professor of history at yale University from 1982-1997 when she accepted an appointment at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has just accepted a position as professor of history at Princeton which will begin in the Fall of 2003.

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What Is History Now? (2002) — Bidragyder — 103 eksemplarer
Transactions of the Royal Historical Society - Fifth Series, Volume 31 (1981) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver3 eksemplarer

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The stated thesis of this book is that written constitutions became necessary to convince the populace to continue to support the increasing expense of maintaining navies and standing armies. The authored certainly read a lot of political tracts and constitutions, and offered accounts of constitutional practices from Corsica, Pitcairn Island, Hawaii, Japan, India and many others. Catherine the Great of Russia was experimenting with constitution making in her enlightened Nakaz decades before the Founding Fathers framed the American constitution.
I am not sure that the abundance of evidence she amassed actually made the case that the primary reason for the interest in constitutions was to support warfare, but the many fascinating and obscure facts Colley writes about make the book worthwhile.
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neurodrew | 1 anden anmeldelse | Apr 21, 2023 |
reads like one long preface, as opposed to an actual book.
 
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farrhon | 7 andre anmeldelser | Aug 24, 2022 |
Took me an abnormally long time to finish this book. It isn't exciting and the author gets really bogged down with side stories but it is all to set the story of the era. It was interesting to read of a woman traveler in a time when women weren't supposed to do that. One of the most interesting topics was her breast cancer and subsequent mastectomy in 1778. . . with no anesthesia. . . . hadn't really thought about mastectomies back then but she wasn't the first!
 
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WellReadSoutherner | 7 andre anmeldelser | Apr 6, 2022 |
An extraordinarily wide study of constitutions from Catherine the Great to the present, and how they came about in the context of international relations and warfare. There are few books which discourse in detail on Russia, Corsica, Haiti, Pitcairn, Tahiti, Tunisia, the Fante Confederation and Japan.
 
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