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English For Diplomatic Purposes

Author : Patricia Friedrich
ISBN : 9781783095490
Genre : Political Science
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English is used in diplomatic contexts worldwide, including in situations where none of the interlocutors are native-speakers. This ground-breaking volume brings together the perspectives of researchers and practitioners to discuss the needs of those using and learning English for Diplomatic Purposes. Chapter authors use concepts from sociolinguistics, World Englishes, Peace Linguistics and English as a Lingua Franca. Combined with this theoretical background is a pragmatic understanding of the work of diplomacy and the realities of communication, as well as exercises designed to help students, teachers and practicing diplomats reflect on, and develop, their language use. This book represents an important first step in the opening-up of English for Diplomatic Purposes as a distinct field of study and learning, and as such will be required reading for those working and studying in this area.

English Diplomatic Practice In The Middle Ages

Author : Pierre Chaplais
ISBN : 1852853956
Genre : History
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It is wrong to date the practice of diplo-macy to the Renaissance. Medieval kings relied on a network of diplomats and special envoys to conduct interna-tional relations. War, peace, marriage agreements, ransoms, trade and many other matters all had to be negotiated. To do this a remarkably sophisticated system of diplomacy developed during the mid-dle ages. Pierre Chaplais, the eminent historian of medieval England's relations with its neighbours, describes how diplomacy worked in practice: how ambassadors and other envoys were chosen; how and where they travelled; and how the authenticity of their messages was known in a world before passports and photographs. Safe-conducts, audiences, gifts and meetings between rulers all played their part. English Diplomatic Practice in the Middle Ages is an important and fascinating contribution to the early history of England's role in Europe.

Age Of Ambition

Author : Evan Osnos
ISBN : 9781448190607
Genre : Political Science
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*WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2014* A young army captain who risked execution to swim from free-market Taiwan to Communist China. A barber who made $150 million in the gambling dens of Macau. The richest woman in China, a recycling tycoon known as the ‘Wastepaper Queen’. Age of Ambition describes some of the billion individual lives that make up China’s story – one that unfolds on remote farms, in glittering mansions, and in the halls of power of the world’s largest authoritarian regime. Together they describe the defining clash taking place today: between the individual and the Communist Party’s struggle to retain control. Here is a China infused with a sense of boundless possibility and teeming romance. Yet it is also riven by contradictions. It is the world’s largest buyer of Rolls Royces and Ferraris yet the word ‘luxury’ is banned from billboards. It has more Christians than members of the Communist Party. And why does a government that has lifted more people from poverty than any other so strictly restrain freedom of expression? Based on years of research, Age of Ambition is a stunning narrative that reveals China as we have never understood it before.

English Constitutional Ideas In The Fifteenth Century

Author : S. B. Chrimes
ISBN : 9781107683334
Genre : History
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This 1936 book contains a detailed investigation of the ideas and theories behind the forms of fifteenth-century English government, reaching conclusions regarding the 'spirit' of the constitution. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in fifteenth-century history, political history and the development of the English constitution.

Re Imagining Western European Geography In English Renaissance Drama

Author : M. Matei-Chesnoiu
ISBN : 9781137029331
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Matei-Chesnoiu examines the changing understanding of world geography in sixteenth-century England and the concomitant involvement of the London theatre in shaping a new perception of Western European space. Fresh readings are offered of Shakespeare, Jonson, Marlowe, Middleton, Dekker, Massinger, Marston, and others.

The Portable Queen

Author : Mary Hill Cole
ISBN : 1558492143
Genre : History
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The progresses were both emblematic of Elizabeth's rule and intrinsic to her ability to govern." "In this book, Mary Hill Cole provides a detailed analysis of the progresses. Drawing on royal household accounts, ministerial correspondence, county archives, corporation records, and family papers, she examines the effects of the visits on the queen's household and government, the individual and civic hosts, and the monarchy of the Virgin Queen."--BOOK JACKET.

Lives Of The Queens Of Scotland And English Princesses

Author : Agnes Strickland
ISBN : 9781108026130
Genre : History
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Volume 4 (1853) of this pioneering work covers Mary Stuart's early reign, up to the birth of James VI.

More Englishes

Author : Manfred Görlach
ISBN : 9789027248718
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This collection of eight papers is a continuation of Manfred Görlach's previous collection “Englishes” with the author's most influential writings in the field of varieties of English

Sport Race Ethnicity And Identity

Author : Daryl Adair
ISBN : 9781135693688
Genre : Social Science
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Sport has long been a paradoxical environment with respect to issues of 'race', ethnicity, and identity. For much of the twentieth century, sports around the world were enclaves of difference. Whites and non-whites, for example, were separated on the sports field as they were in many ways off the field. Today sport is much more inclusive, with athletic ability of greater importance than skin colour or ancestry. Yet enmity and antagonism still appear in sport via instances of racial vilification or hostility between some groups. Other problems include the relative absence of minorities from positions of power and influence in sport, as well as folkloric assumptions about athletic ability based upon stereotypes about 'race' or ethnic background. This book discusses issues of diversity, capacity and equity in the colourful world of global sport. A panoramic approach, covering 'race', ethnicity and identity is consistent with the contemporary global migration of professional athletes, as well as the multicultural contexts of sport in various regions. This collection of essays therefore addresses international dimensions of sport, commonality and difference, as well as the special circumstances of sport and social relations in particular places. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Mammoth Books Presents The Adventure Of The Bulgarian Diplomat

Author : Zakaria Erzinçlioglu
ISBN : 9781472100733
Genre : Fiction
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Holmes receives an anonymous letter on behalf of a royal client, requesting his services. After he is paid a visit from a Turkish nobleman and advised to handle the case with extreme sensitivity Holmes discovers he is dealing with a dangerous political crisis that leaves him responsible for preventing a war. The only other issue Holmes's must bear in mind is how much of the truth he has been told.

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