By Honor Bound: State and Society in Early Modern Russia by Nancy Shields Kollmann

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Russians from all ranks of society were bound together by a culture of honor. Here one of the foremost scholars of early modern Russia explores the intricate and highly stylized codes that made up this culture. Nancy Shields Kollmann describes how these codes were manipulated to construct identity and enforce social norms–and also to defend against insults, to pursue vendettas, and to unsettle communities. She offers evidence for a new view of the relationship of state and society in the Russian empire, and her richly comparative approach enhances knowledge of statebuilding in premodern Europe. By presenting Muscovite state and society in the context of medieval and early modern Europe, she exposes similarities that blur long-standing distinctions between Russian and European history.Through the prism of honor, Kollmann examines the interaction of the Russian state and its people in regulating social relations and defining an individual’s rank. She finds vital information in a collection of transcripts of legal suits brought by elites and peasants alike to avenge insult to honor. The cases make clear the conservative role honor played in society as well as the ability of men and women to employ this body of ideas to address their relations with one another and with the state. Kollmann demonstrates that the grand princes—and later the tsars—tolerated a surprising degree of local autonomy throughout their rapidly expanding realm. Her work marks a stark contrast with traditional Russian historiography, which exaggerates the power of the state and downplays the volition of society.

Author: Nancy Shields Kollmann

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Ultimate Public Car Auction Guide: Buy a Used Car at an Auction and SAVE $$$ by Jason Parker

Use this EXCLUSIVE guide to Public Car Auctions to help you save money on your next car purchase! Auctions sell 100’s of trucks, SUVS and cars to the public weekly. No membership fees required – just show up to the auction and start bidding.

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Author: Jason Parker

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The Success Factory: How to Make All Your Dreams Come True (Success Series Book 1) by Frank McKinley

How to Create the Success You Always Wanted – Again and Again!

Do you have big dreams that haven’t come true yet? Is there something you’ve always wanted but has seemed impossible to get? Have obstacles turned into walls that keep you from achieving your goals?

If you can answer “Yes” to any of these questions, there is hope for you within these pages. Zig Ziglar said it well, “Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night. Today is a new day, and it’s yours.”

You don’t have to let one or many failures define you. Are you ready to make today the day you start making your dreams come true? Here’s what this book has to offer:
What farming teaches us about success and how to plant, grow, and harvest the right seeds
4 simple secrets that will absolutely guarantee your growth
How to keep your dream from dying when it seems like everything is against you
The power that true commitment has to make your dreams come true
Why sharing your dreams will push you toward them regardless of what happens along the way
Three factors that help you see and act upon the best opportunities
Three reasons why giant obstacles scare us and seven tactics to overcome them
The most important thing you can do every day
And much more!

Design your success factory. Build a process that will help you craft a vision, reach your goals, and make all your dreams come true.. In this book, you’ll discover some powerful strategies to do all that – again and again!

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Author: Frank McKinley

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108 Driver’s Test Questions for OHIO BMV Written Exam: Your 2019 OH Drivers Permit/License Study Book by Southern California Educational Services

Study for the 2016-2017 Ohio Driver’s Written Exam on your phone, kindle, or other e-reader device. 108 real BMV questions are organized in easy to study-and-memorize groups of 7. First, practice a group of 7 questions without answers; then DO the same 7 questions with the correct answers for super efficient learning. Conveniently prepare for your driver’s license written test wherever you take your phone or ebook device. GIFT this ebook to the future drivers in your life!

Author: Southern California Educational Services

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Habits: 30 Habits in 30 Days that will Change your Life by Jill Hesson

LIMITED-TIME BONUS: FREE Beginner’s Guide to MeditationHabits: 30 Habits in 30 Days that will Change your LifeFor a limited time only, get this Amazon bestseller for just $2.99.Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.You may not know it, but habits are something that we learn to do automatically. Every day, we go through the process of following the same patterns and routines, but did you know you can use this for your own benefit. In every area of your life, habits determine how successful people are in their professional lives as well as in relationships and general conduct of their lives. If you were to ask an entrepreneur about habits, they would tell you that these form the basis for their success. It’s the same in every area of your life, from getting up in the morning, right through to getting into bed. Habits are your behaviors, but what’s interesting is that scientists have found that the number of neurons that actively support these habits decrease in adults, as opposed to increasing. They were puzzled by this and when they studied it further, found that when neurons are not used, they tend to decrease. The connections between neurons are key to improving your performance. It is clear, for example, that if you do not paint pictures, the neurons that deal with the artistic area of your brain will be less active than those in someone who paints. He further purports that babies are born with what he describes as a “blank canvas” where everything is indeed possible, whereas adults limit their capabilities by honing in on certain skills that they know they are good at. They tend to dismiss those areas where their own personal strengths do not apply and thus the neurons group into limiting groups that highlight the strengths and take away what may be perceived as weaknesses.By changing your habits and tagging new ones onto existing ones, you piggyback your way to opening up those neuron areas and increasing the range of your own possibilities. If you don’t think that this is true, then you really do need to examine the contents of this book because you will see how habits work and how tagging another habit to an existing one can improve your life in so many ways that you never thought possible. In fact, the potential was always there, but you have limited it by seeing the canvas as overflowing, rather than blank and filled with possibility. You limit yourself by thinking in this way, but if you can piggyback your new habits onto existing ones, you can increase the neuron activity in your brain and reap the benefits.Here Is A Preview Of What You Can Learn From This BookLooking at Existing HabitsYour Spiritual ChallengeProductivity at WorkHealth HabitsUpping your Empathy LevelsAnd Much MoreDownload your copy today!What are you waiting for? Download this book for a limited time discount of only $2.99!Tags: Habits, Change Your Life, Self-Discipline, Happiness, Self-Love, Positive Thinking, Mindfulness Meditation, Chakras, Chakra Healing, Chakra Meditation, Chakra Balancing, Mindfulness, Yoga, Reiki, Meditation, Spirituality, Holism, Healing Energy, Zen, Awakening, Spiritual

Author: Jill Hesson

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solor system: Picture book of the planets with information on all the planets in our solar system by robert doty

Picture book of the planets with information on all the planets. Great book for kids learning about the planets. Or adults into astronomy.

Author: robert doty

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Thrifty and Thriving: 10 Simple Ways to Put Money Back In Your Pocket Today by Jennie Lodien

Spend less on what you don’t care about and more on what you do.Ready to make peace with your budget? You can save and still enjoy your best life! This quick read is packed with simple ways to carve more out of your budget for the things you love. Easy to understand and easy to get started. You will . . .Learn the 10 Simple Strategies that can start saving you money todaySee how sorting your mail saves you moneyGet brilliant insights into the excuses that keep you overspendingTake a fresh look at your goals and prioritiesCreate habits that can put your budget on autopilotFind genius ways to save money with kidsThrive on the rewards of thrifty livingBig changes and little changes — they all add up. You can live well and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with thrifty living.

Author: Jennie Lodien

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Team Building & Improving: Enhancing Your Team & its Strength and Efficiency by Felix Oberman

Learn and Understand the Big Picture to Team Building & Improving!

You’re about to discover how to construct a team so dynamic yet complete, that each member will work in tandem, and no one will leave you disappointed! This book will teach you how to create the perfect team, how to be an excelling leader, how to find your team members’ strengths, and what not; it will help solve all the enigmas and problems you might face while being a leader, and as you are the leader, this book will aid you in being the best kind that there is. Team building and improving will not only manage, sort, and organize your life, but also those of your team members; it will ensure that your team is working in accord and producing the best results possible.

Team Building & Improving: enhancing your team & its strengths and efficiency, will provide you with an overview being a leader and taking on such a responsibility. It will lead you down a path of correctly thinking about your choices, and give you the tools you need to succeed in team building, improving, and coaching.

Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn…

• How to build the perfect team
• How to improve yourself and inspire others likewise
• Understanding the concept of ‘specialization’ and placement
• How to mutually respect co-workers
• How to become a great leader and excel at it
• How to understand your own as well as other’s weaknesses and strengths
• How to balance, mediate, and coordinate your team
• Techniques to figuring out the strengths and weaknesses of your team members
• How to be actively involved in your team work
• How to involve all your team members in team work
• How to be supportive to your team members
• How to properly inaugurate new members

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Author: Felix Oberman

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