The goal of Foundations of Social Understanding: A Theory and Institutions Based Introduction to Sociology is to convey the essential aspects of sociology, keeping the focus on the theoretical ideas that form the backbone of the discipline. This book fills a niche for instructors and students who wish to have a rigorously presented, yet low-cost text that covers essential aspects of the field.
A major work on Roman policy toward the barbarians during one of the most exciting and challenging periods in the history of the Roman Empire, when barbarian soldiers became part of the forces defending the Roman frontier and gradually its rulers. By the close of these five decades, the Western Empire - hence Western Civilization - had changed forever.
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Death is a subject that few of us talk about, but many think about and more than a few of us dread. Whether it is the actual end of our life’s journey or merely a transit point to heavenly glory, its actual point of impact is, obviously, life-changing. But what do poets think of it? How do their minds tangle with the subject and make sense of this? That’s what we wondered, too. Poets as rich and diverse as Longfellow, Hood, Bronte, Burns, and Gibran here share their words, thoughts and visions with us.
“Clinton Works to Keep Trump and Emails at Bay” is from the United States section of The New York Times. It was written by Alexander Burns and Thomas Kaplan and narrated by Caroline Miller.
"Trump Selects Pence, Indiana Governor, as Running Mate" is from the July 15, 2016, U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Alexander Burns, Maggie Haberman and Thomas Kaplan and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.