Military Entrepreneurs And The Spanish Contractor State In The Eighteenth Century

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Author: Rafael Torres Sánchez
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198784112
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Military Entrepreneurs And The Spanish Contractor State In The Eighteenth Century by Rafael Torres Sánchez

Original Title: Military Entrepreneurs And The Spanish Contractor State In The Eighteenth Century

Waging war was the main function of early-modern states, and this could not be done without military supplies. The vast range of military products needed by the state guaranteed a huge knock-on effect of these entrepreneurs' activity throughout the whole economy, finally impinging on military activity itself. Military Entrepreneurs and the Spanish Contractor State in the Eighteenth Century offers a new interpretation of the military entrepreneurs' rolein state construction. Their success or failure could determine whether or not warfare became a driving force of the economy and wealth, or an endless source of problems. Debunking the traditional view of themas corrupt and doggedly opposed to the state's modernising and rational outlook, this volume reveals a fluid relationship with the state and an ongoing collaboration in the state's mercantilist policies in the entrepreneurs' own best interests. Rafael Torres Sánchez furnishes new insights into the role of military entrepreneurs in debates about warfare and state construction.

Persuasion Across Genres

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Author: Helena Halmari
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027253736
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Persuasion Across Genres by Helena Halmari

Original Title: Persuasion Across Genres

Persuasion, in its various linguistic forms, enters our lives daily. Politicians and the news media attempt to change or confirm our beliefs, while advertisers try to bend our tastes toward buying their products. Persuasion goes on in courtrooms, universities, and the business world. Persuasion pervades interpersonal relations in all social spheres, public and private. And persuasion reaches us via a large number of genres and their intricate interplay.This volume brings together nine chapters which investigate some of the typical genres of modern persuasion. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods, the authors explore the linguistic features of successful (and unsuccessful) persuasion and the reasons for the variation of persuasive choices as realized in various genres: business negotiations, judicial argumentation, political speech, advertising, newspaper editorials, and news writing. In the final chapter, the editors tie together the two themes — persuasion and genres — by proposing an Intergenre Model. This model assumes that a powerful force behind generic evolution is the perennial need for implicit persuasion.

Pigskin Warriors

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Author: Steven Travers
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 1589794583
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Pigskin Warriors by Steven Travers

Original Title: Pigskin Warriors

From the leather helmet era to the media circus of college football today, Travers presents a carefully researched examination of college football and its role in our society. Photographs complement the text, providing a deep sense of how the sport has evolved, details our obsession with identifying winners, and uses examples of popular culture— the top 8 football movies of all time—to accent the influence this sport has on our culture.

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