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Empire, Development & Colonialism: The Past in the Present by Mark Duffield, Vernon Hewitt

By Mark Duffield, Vernon Hewitt

This assortment explores the similarities, adjustments and overlaps among the modern debates on foreign improvement and humanitarian intervention and the old artefacts and techniques of Empire. It comprises perspectives via historians and scholars of politics and improvement, drawing on various methodologies and techniques. The parallels among the language of nineteenth-century liberal imperialism and the humanitarian interventionism of the post-Cold struggle period are notable. the yank army, either in Somalia within the early Nineteen Nineties and within the aftermath the Iraq invasion, used ethnographic details compiled by means of British colonial directors. Are those interconnections, that are in a position to never-ending multiplication, unintentional curiosities or extra elemental? The members to this e-book articulate the idea that those comparisons aren't simply anecdotal yet are analytically revealing.From the language of ethical necessity and conviction, the layout of particular reduction programs; the devised sorts of intervention and governmentality, via to the approach to life, layout and placement of NGO encampments, the authors search to account for the various and sometimes extraordinary parallels among modern overseas protection, improvement and humanitarian intervention, and the common sense of Empire.

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Polybius' Histories (Oxford Approaches to Classical by Brian C. McGing

By Brian C. McGing

Polybius' Histories is one among classical antiquity's nice political narratives. Written in forty books (of which simply the 1st 5 are preserved in full), it initially got down to clarify the dramatic upward thrust of Rome within the part century from the warfare opposed to Hannibal to the defeat and abolishment of the Macedonian state in 167 BC. At a later degree, Polybius prolonged his assurance right down to the Roman destruction of Carthage and Corinth within the 12 months 146 BC. even if written in a typical Greek variety, the paintings used to be composed with nice care, readability and ability, and offers a desirable discourse at the politics of energy. the writer was once himself a number one Greek baby-kisser and normal who moved relaxed one of the strongest males of the day and took part in lots of of the occasions that he describes. This quantity presents an obtainable advent to this significant paintings of classical literature. starting with an overview of its contents and association, Brian McGing is going directly to research Polybius' theoretical method of writing background and the cautious artistry in the back of his paintings. Later chapters speak about Polybius' eventful existence and the way it affected his perspectives on heritage and politics, and research the influential theorizing of ebook six of the Histories. In an epilogue, McGing chronicles the destiny of Polybius' paintings after his dying, from classical antiquity to the Renaissance to the yank Revolution and as much as the current. the amount comprises targeted maps and a listing of well known individuals.

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Trends in the Historiography of Science by Richard S. Westfall (auth.), Kostas Gavroglu, Jean

By Richard S. Westfall (auth.), Kostas Gavroglu, Jean Christianidis, Efthymios Nicolaidis (eds.)

The articles during this quantity were first awarded in the course of a global convention organised through the Greek Society for the historical past of technology and know-how in June 1990 at Corfu. The Society was once based in 1989 and deliberate to carry a chain of conferences to provoke upon an viewers comprised mostly through Greek scholars and students, the purpose that historical past of technological know-how is an self sustaining self-discipline with its personal plurality of ways constructed through the years because of lengthy discussions and disputes in the neighborhood of historians of technological know-how. The convention happened at a time whilst a growing number of humans got here to grasp that the way forward for the Greek Universities and learn Centres relies not just at the growth of the institutional reforms, but in addition very crucially at the institution of recent and smooth topic parts. even though there were major steps in the direction of one of these path within the actual sciences, arithmetic and engineering, the location within the so-called humanities has been, at most sensible, complicated. Political expediencies of the submit battle years and ideological commitments to an excellent, but very far-off earlier, paralysed the improvement of the arts and limited them inside of a framework which may now not enable even more than a philological approach.

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Studying History by Jeremy Black, Donald M. MacRaild

By Jeremy Black, Donald M. MacRaild

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The 10 big lies about America: combating destructive by Michael Medved

By Michael Medved

“It ain’t rather a lot the issues we don’t comprehend that get us into trouble,nineteenth-century stand-up comedian Josh Billings remarked. “It’s the issues we all know that simply ain’t so.” during this daring and brilliantly argued publication, acclaimed writer and talk-radio host Michael Medved zeroes in on ten of the largest fallacies that thousands of usa citizens think approximately our country—in spite of incontrovertible evidence on the contrary. In the ten colossal Lies approximately the USA , Medved pinpoints the main pernicious items of America-bashing disinformation that pollute present debates in regards to the economic system, race, faith in politics, the Iraq struggle, and different contentious matters. The myths that Medved deftly debunks comprise: delusion: the USA is uniquely to blame for the crime of slavery and dependent its wealth on stolen African exertions. truth: The colonies that turned the U.S. accounted for, at such a lot, three percentage of the abominable overseas slave alternate; the endurance of slavery in the US slowed monetary growth; and the U.S. merits designated credits for finishing slavery. fantasy: The alarming upward thrust of massive company hurts the us and oppresses its humans. truth: companies performed an crucial function in development the USA, and company progress has introduced growth that merits all with more cost-effective items and higher jobs. delusion: The Founders meant an earthly, no longer Christian, country. truth: Even after ratifying the structure, totally part the country governments recommended particular Chris­tian denominations. And only a day after approving the 1st modification, forbidding the institution of faith, Congress known as for a countrywide “day of public thanksgiving and prayer” to recognize “the many sign favors of Almighty God.” fable: A struggle at the center type capacity much less convenience and chance for the common American. truth: universal crusade rhetoric in regards to the victimized heart classification ignores the overpowering statistical proof that the normal of dwelling retains emerging for each section of the inhabitants, in addition to the real-life adventure of millions of middle-class americans. all of the ten lies—widely believed between elites and taught as fact in universities and public schools—is a ugly, propagandistic distortion of the old list. for everybody who's uninterested in listening to the US denigrated by way of those who don’t understand what they’re conversing approximately, the ten colossal Lies approximately the US provides the ammunition essential to hearth again the following time someone attempts to recycle those baseless ideals. Medved’s witty, well-documented rebuttal is a fresh reminder that as american citizens we should always suppose blessed, no longer harassed, by means of our historical past.

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Individual Choice and the Structures of History: Alexis de by Harvey Mitchell

By Harvey Mitchell

Alexis de Tocqueville is well-known as some of the most very important nineteenth-century historians. during this perceptive research, Harvey Mitchell examines afresh Tocqueville's works, together with the Souvenirs of 1848 and his voluminous correspondence, to shed new gentle on his philosophy of historical past. Tocqueville's situation with historic forces and person selection become principal to his paintings. Professor Mitchell unearths in Tocqueville a cohesion of proposal and a deep involvement with the philosophical questions raised through old continuity and alter.

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Museum Memories: History, Technology, Art (Cultural Memory by Didier Maleuvre

By Didier Maleuvre

From its inception within the early 19th century, the museum has been greater than an insignificant historic item; it has synthetic a picture of historical past. In amassing previous artifacts, the museum provides form and presence to background, defining the gap of a ritual stumble upon with the prior. The museum believes in background, but it behaves as if heritage may be summarized and accomplished. via development a monument to the tip of background and lifting paintings out of the turmoil of historic survival, the museum is expounded to dehistoricize the paintings. It replaces historicity with historiography, and dwelling heritage becomes timelessness.This twofold technique explains the paradoxical personality of museums. they've been accused of being either too heavy with old airborne dirt and dust and too traditionally spotless, excessively historicizing works of art whereas slicing them off from the ancient lifestyles within which works of art are born. hence the museum turns out contradictory since it lectures concerning the old nature of its items whereas denying an identical items the dwelling ancient connection approximately which it purports to educate.The contradictory personality of museums leads the writer to a philosophical mirrored image on background, one who reconsiders the idea that of tradition and the old worth of artwork in mild of the philosophers, artists, and writers who're captivated by way of the museum. jointly, their voices recommended a reevaluation of the recommendations of ancient awareness, inventive identification, and the tradition of items within the sleek interval. the writer exhibits how museum tradition deals a special vantage aspect at the 19th and 20th centuries’ preoccupation with heritage and subjectivity, and he demonstrates how the structure of the cultured presents perception into the geographical regions of expertise, commercial tradition, structure, and ethics.

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The Palgrave dictionary of transnational history by A. Iriye, P. Saunier

By A. Iriye, P. Saunier

"The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational historical past is written by means of over 350 authors from 25 international locations and diverse topic disciplines. They percentage the idea that sleek global historical past has to be understood, now not easily as a sum of nationwide histories or a chronical of inter-state affairs, but additionally as a narrative of connections and movement, by means of humans, items, principles and abilities. those should not continually limited to any particular

Even such known goods as taxation, the chilly conflict or attractiveness tackle clean importance once they are considered within the framework, no longer of nationwide or overseas affairs yet of transnational family members and interactions." "This detailed quantity presents students and scholars with an easy-to-use reference software of over four hundred entries to extra their realizing of recent global history."--Jacket.  Read more...

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How to Stop Living and Start Worrying: Conversations with by Simon Critchley

By Simon Critchley

The query of ways to guide a cheerful and significant existence has been on the center of philosophical debate for the reason that time immemorial. at the present time, even though, those questions appear to be addressed now not via philosophers yet self-help specialists, who frantically champion the individual's quest for self-expression and self-realization; the need to turn into actual. opposed to those new age sophistries, the best way to cease dwelling and begin caring tackles the query of 'how to stay' via forcing us to discover our troubling dating with loss of life. For Critchley, philosophy starts off with the query of finitude and along with his knowing of a key classical subject - that to philosophize is to profit the way to die. studying tips to settle for either our personal and others' mortality as part of lifestyles additionally increases the query of ways to like. Critchley argues that the act of affection calls for us to renounce whatever of ourselves, to lose keep watch over with the intention to be open to the calls for of affection. we are going to by no means be equivalent to this call for and so we're introduced nose to nose with our personal barriers - one type of that is what Critchley calls our 'originary inauthenticity'. by way of scrutinizing the very nature of humour, Critchley explores what we have to snicker at ourselves and offers the necessity to confront the inescapable ridiculousness of existence. Reflecting at the paintings of over two decades, this ebook presents a different, witty and erudite advent to the idea of Simon Critchley. It incorporates a revealing biographical dialog with Critchley and a desirable debate with the significantly acclaimed novelist Tom McCarthy in regards to the nature of authenticity. Taken jointly the conversations provide an intimate portrait of 1 of the main lucid, provocative and fascinating philosophers writing this present day.

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Pseudo-Philo: Rewriting the Bible by Frederick J. Murphy

By Frederick J. Murphy

It is a literary and theological research of the Biblical Antiquities of Pseudo-Philo--a lengthy, well-written reinterpretation of the Hebrew Bible written by means of a Palestinian Jew of the 1st century C.E. utilizing the methodologies of redaction and literary feedback, Murphy presents an research of the total of the Biblical Antiquities. After a chapter-by-chapter research, Murphy addresses a number of subject matters extra generally--major characters, significant subject matters, and the historic context of the paintings. complete concordances to the Latin textual content are supplied to help destiny learn on Pseudo-Philo. This ebook will turn out a massive source for college students of Jewish interpretation of the Bible on the finish of the second one Temple interval. It additionally sheds mild on Jewish considered the interval concerning covenant, management in Israel, ladies in Israel, kin with Gentiles, divine windfall, divine retribution, eschatology, and plenty of different matters. Furnishing a extensive interpretive context for destiny paintings at the Biblical Antiquities, this examine offers scholars of the Bible entry to a major literary and non secular made of first-century Judaism.

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