Creating East and West: Renaissance Humanists and the Ottoman Turks

By Nancy Bisaha

As the Ottoman Empire complicated westward from the fourteenth to the 16th centuries, humanists replied on a grand scale, abandoning a wide physique of interesting but understudied works. those compositions incorporated campaign orations and histories; ethnographic, old, and spiritual stories of the Turks; epic poetry; or even tracts on changing the Turks to Christianity. so much students have obvious this big literature as strange of Renaissance humanism. Nancy Bisaha now deals an in-depth examine the physique of Renaissance humanist works that spotlight no longer on classical or modern Italian matters yet at the Ottoman Empire, Islam, and the Crusades. all through, Bisaha probes those texts to bare the numerous position Renaissance writers performed in shaping Western perspectives of self and other.

Medieval suggestions of Islam have been as a rule trained and restricted through non secular attitudes and rhetoric within which Muslims have been depicted as enemies of the religion. whereas humanist thinkers of the Renaissance didn't circulate completely past this stance, Creating East and West argues that their knowing was once significantly extra complicated, in that it addressed secular and cultural concerns, marking a watershed among the medieval and glossy. Taking an in depth examine a couple of texts, Bisaha expands present notions of Renaissance humanism and of the heritage of cross-cultural perceptions. attractive either conventional equipment of highbrow historical past and more moderen equipment of cross-cultural reports, she demonstrates that sleek attitudes of Western societies towards different cultures emerged no longer in the course of the later interval of growth and domination yet relatively as a protective highbrow response to a cosmopolitan and dangerous strength to the East.

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Twilight of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Picasso, Stravinsky, Proust, Renault, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, and Their Friends through the Great War

By Mary McAuliffe

Mary McAuliffe's Dawn of the Belle Epoque took the reader from the a number of mess ups of 1870–1871 in the course of the striking re-emergence of Paris because the cultural middle of the Western global. Now, in Twilight of the Belle Epoque, McAuliffe portrays Paris in complete flower on the flip of the 20th century, the place artistic dynamos similar to Picasso, Matisse, Stravinsky, Debussy, Ravel, Proust, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau, and Isadora Duncan set their respective circles on fireplace with a barrage of progressive visions and discoveries. Such dramatic breakthroughs weren't restricted to the humanities or sciences, as innovators and marketers comparable to Louis Renault, André Citroën, Paul Poiret, François Coty, and such a lot of others—including these superb women and men of their flying machines—emphatically confirmed. yet all was once now not good during this international, remembered in hindsight as a golden age, and wrenching struggles among Church and kingdom in addition to among haves and have-nots shadowed those years, underscored by way of the ever-more-ominous drumbeat of the impending nice War—a cataclysm that will attempt the mettle of the town of sunshine, whilst it brutally introduced the Belle Epoque to its shut. via wealthy illustrations and evocative narrative, McAuliffe brings this striking period from 1900 via international warfare I to shiny existence.

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The Spanish Civil War: 1936-1939 (Essential Histories, Volume 37)

By Frances Lannon

The Spanish Civil warfare of 1936-39 was once of large foreign in addition to nationwide value. during this gripping quantity, Frances Lannon explains how this inner clash among democracy and its enemies escalated to contain Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and the Soviet Union. We move behind the curtain to determine the real tale of the sour scuffling with in the facets, not only among them. The stories of the lads and ladies stuck up within the struggling with are highlighted. For them, and for an international near to the second one international struggle, the stakes have been agonisingly high.

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3000 Degrees: The True Story of a Deadly Fire and the Men Who Fought It

By Sean Flynn

On December three. 1999, the decision crackled in to the lads of Worchester, Massachusetts fireplace division: a three-alarm warehouse blaze in a six-story windowless colossus of brick and mortar. Firefighters love the buzz of a triple, yet this used to be a special beast. What occurred as soon as insideand how their lives have been replaced foreveroffers and exceptional examine those heroic males whose task it truly is to hurry into burning structures whilst every body else simply wishes out.

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The Rebecca Code: Rommel's Spy in Africa and Operation Condor

By Mark Simmons

John Eppler idea himself to be the best undercover agent. Born to German mom and dad, he grew up in Egypt, followed by way of a prosperous relations and was once trained in Europe. Fluent in German, English and Arabic, he made the Hadj to Mecca yet used to be extra at domestic in excessive society or traveling the wasteland on camelback together with his followed Bedouin tribe. After becoming a member of the German mystery provider in 1937, in 1942 he used to be despatched around the wasteland to Cairo via box Marshal Rommel. His consultant used to be the explorer and Hungarian aristocrat Laszlo Almasy, a guy made recognized through the ebook The English sufferer. Eppler's challenge, Operatin Condor, was once to infiltrate British military Headquarters and detect the 8th Army's troop activities and conflict plans. within the Rebecca Code, Mark Simmons unearths the tale of Operation Condor and its comedy of mistakes and the way it used to be foiled via significant A W 'Sammy' Sansom of the British box protection carrier. it's a story of the wilderness, of the hotbed of intrigue that used to be Forties Cairo, and the undercover agent who used to be to ship his experiences utilizing a code in line with Daphne du Maurier's novel Rebecca.

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Understand the Cold War (Teach Yourself)

By C. B. Jones

All the $64000 points of the struggle are defined and explored, from what JFK and his murderer had in universal to a dialogue of no matter if the stress ended after the autumn of the Berlin Wall
 
With extensive dialogue of the worldwide results of the chilly warfare in addition to the function of people, this ebook offers readers the chance to appreciate the worldwide achieve of the 45-year-long clash that formed the latter half the twentieth century. From the definition of the time period "cold conflict" and a proof of the conflicting ideologies of communism and capitalism, via to the increase of Yeltsin and the chilly conflict in movie, it is a actually entire examine the conflict.

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The Secret Power of Masonic Symbols: The Influence of Ancient Symbols on the Pivotal Moments in History and an Encyclopedia of All the Key Masonic Symbols

By Robert Lomas

For greater than 500 years, the symbology of Freemasonry has fostered a mystery movement of radical principles working simply underneath the skin of pop culture at the present time. those rules, illuminated by means of public symbols hidden in complete view, have stimulated and formed the society we now have this day. regardless of this ongoing checklist of proposal, no illustrated advisor publication to the elemental principles of Masonic Symbology has even been released and the tale continues to be mysterious—until now.

This authoritative advisor unearths how this symbology has been the backdrop to key historic occasions within the historical past of humanity from precedent days and the way, in additional fresh occasions, encouraged leaders have harnessed the symbols' energy to result in swap in society. popular Freemasonry historian Dr. Robert Lomas takes you contained in the mystery Order and exhibits you ways Entered Apprentices first research their craft, and the way continuous publicity to those mystical symbols can swap how you imagine. You'll discover the six mysterious Tracing forums which are on the center of each Masonic Grand inn, finishing with the ultimate, such a lot mystical image, referred to as "the Centre." enable The mystery energy of Masonic Symbols be your own consultant and express you the way those symbols have made their indelible mark at the prior, and the way they are going to proceed to persuade society sooner or later.

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Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean History (Routledge Handbooks)

Beginning within the mid-nineteenth century whilst Korea grew to become entangled on this planet of contemporary imperialism and the previous social, fiscal and political order started to swap; this guide brings jointly leading edge scholarship on significant subject matters in Korean historical past. Contributions via specialists within the box hide the past due Choson and Colonial classes, Korea’s partition and the diverging paths of North and South Korea.

Topics lined include:

  • The department of Korea
  • Religion
  • Competing imperialisms
  • Economic change
  • War and rebellions
  • Nationalism
  • Gender
  • North Korea lower than Kim Jong Il
  • Global Korea

The instruction manual presents a stimulating creation to an important issues in the topic zone, and is a useful reference paintings for any pupil and researcher of Korean History.

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Final Solutions: Human Nature, Capitalism and Genocide

By Sabby Sagall

Ultimate suggestions deals a ground-breaking and really certain research of recent genocide. Sabby Sagall attracts at the insights of the Frankfurt college and Wilhelm Reich to create an leading edge mixture of Marxism and psychoanalysis. He argues that genocide is a manufactured from an "irrational" destructiveness by means of social sessions or groups that experience suffered significant historic defeats or related different types of severe tension.

Sagall indicates how the denial of human wishes and the resultant emotions of isolation and powerlessness propel teams to undertaking their impotent rage, hatred and destructiveness engendered by way of those defeats directly to the "outsider" and the "other."

The e-book applies this theoretical framework to 4 sleek genocides – that of the local american citizens, the Armenians, the Jews and the Rwandan Tutsis. this can be a really pioneering contribution which provides to our figuring out of a few of the darkest hours of humanity – and the way we will be able to cease them from taking place again.

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

By Dee Brown

Immediately well-known as a revelatory and significantly debatable ebook because its first book in 1971, Bury My center at Wounded Knee is universally famous as a kind of infrequent books that ceaselessly adjustments the way in which its topic is perceived. Now repackaged with a brand new advent from bestselling writer Hampton facets to coincide with an enormous HBO dramatic movie of the ebook, Bury My middle at Wounded Knee.

Bury My middle at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown's vintage, eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the yank Indian throughout the moment half the 19th century. a countrywide bestseller in hardcover for greater than a yr after its preliminary booklet, it has offered over 4 million copies in a number of variations and has been translated into seventeen languages.

Using council files, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown permits nice chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and different tribes to inform us of their personal phrases of the sequence of battles, massacres, and damaged treaties that eventually left them and their humans demoralized and decimated. a different and anxious narrative advised with strength and readability, Bury My center at Wounded Knee replaced without end our imaginative and prescient of the way the West used to be gained, and misplaced. It tells a narrative that are meant to no longer be forgotten, and so has to be retold from time to time.

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