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Empire's Crossroads Book by ,

Empire's Crossroads Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2014-06-19
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN Code: 0230766188
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Summary: In Empire's Crossroads, Carrie Gibson offers readers a vivid, authoritative and action-packed history of the Caribbean. For Gibson, everything was created in the West Indies: the Europe of today, its financial foundations built with sugar money: the factories and mills built as a result of the work of slaves thousands of miles away; the idea of true equality as espoused in Saint Domingue in the 1790s; the slow progress to independence; and even globalization and migration, with the ships passing to and fro taking people and goods in all possible directions, hundreds of years before the term 'globalization' was coined. From Cuba to Haiti, from Dominica to Martinique, from Jamaica to Trinidad, the story of the Caribbean is not simply the story of slaves and masters - but of fortune-seekers and pirates, scientists and servants, travellers and tourists. It is not only a story of imperial expansion - European and American - but of global connections, and also of life as it is lived in the islands, both in the past and today.

Empires and Diversity Book by Gregory E. Areshian

Empires and Diversity Book
  • Author : Gregory E. Areshian
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Release Date : 2013-12-31
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 193877051X
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Summary: For more than four thousand years, empires have been geographically the largest polities on Earth, shaping in many respects the human past and present in different epochs and on different continents. Covering the time span from the second millennium B.C.E. to the sixteenth century C.E., and geographic areas from China to South America, the case studies included in this volume demonstrate the necessity to combine perspectives from the longue duree and global comparativism with the theory of agency and an understanding of specific contexts for human actions. Contributions from leading scholars examine salient aspects of the Hittite, Assyrian, Ancient Egyptian, Achaemenid and Sasanian Iranian, Zhou to Han Dynasty Chinese, Inka, and Mughal empires.

Crossroads of Empire Book by Ned C. Landsman

Crossroads of Empire Book
  • Author : Ned C. Landsman
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 9780801899706
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Summary: Ultimately, he argues, it was within the Middle Colonies that the question was first posed, What is the American?An insightful and valuable classroom synthesis of the scholarship of the Middle Colonies, Crossroads of Empire makes clear the vital role of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania in establishing an American identity.

Empire Saga Book by Michael J. Findley

Empire Saga Book
  • Author : Michael J. Findley
  • Publisher : Findley Family Video Publications
  • Release Date : 2014-07-09
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 812
  • ISBN Code:
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Summary: Look at the future of persecution. One day soon the only refuge for the faithful may be Space. Follow a desperate couple fighting isolation and equipment malfunction to pilot a gas-collecting balloon ship to the outer planets. Michael, crown prince of the Space Empire hopes to save his people from external attack with an internal rebellion and a battle cruiser like no other. His plans are shaken by a forbidden romance, political turmoil, and the discovery of Earth’s Fourth Empire. Michael and his best friend Randolph might save or shatter the Space Empire’s last hope for the future.

Empire's Tracks Book by Manu Karuka

Empire's Tracks Book
  • Author : Manu Karuka
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 0520969057
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Summary: Empire’s Tracks boldly reframes the history of the transcontinental railroad from the perspectives of the Cheyenne, Lakota, and Pawnee Native American tribes, and the Chinese migrants who toiled on its path. In this meticulously researched book, Manu Karuka situates the railroad within the violent global histories of colonialism and capitalism. Through an examination of legislative, military, and business records, Karuka deftly explains the imperial foundations of U.S. political economy. Tracing the shared paths of Indigenous and Asian American histories, this multisited interdisciplinary study connects military occupation to exclusionary border policies, a linked chain spanning the heart of U.S. imperialism. This highly original and beautifully wrought book unveils how the transcontinental railroad laid the tracks of the U.S. Empire.

THREATCON DELTA Book by David Alexander

THREATCON DELTA Book
  • Author : David Alexander
  • Publisher : Triumvirate Digital Publications
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 569
  • ISBN Code:
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Summary: "THE PENTAGON IS TAKEN. IF YOU WANT IT BACK, FOLLOW MY INSTRUCTIONS..." When an ousted mogul and his Russian partner team up to take over the US government, America's first woman president tackles the first major strategic challenge of her administration. Threatcon Delta: Assault on the Pentagon tells the story of how terrorism, treason and global organized crime converge to place the most potent symbol of American military power under the control of a determined and ruthless group of heavily armed and extremely dangerous men who can't be stopped, yet who must be stopped. This global superthriller is based both on author David Alexander's extensive and detailed research into the history of the Pentagon, combined with first-hand knowledge of the Pentagon's most closely held secrets by this veteran defense insider, all of which has been artfully woven into a masterpiece of high-concept suspense fiction. In fact, the combined impact of accuracy and authenticity blended with superb storytelling may find some readers asking themselves if perhaps some parts of the story shouldn't have been made public, for fear that terrorists or global criminals might some day use it as a basis for an actual plan of attack. Yet the assault on the Pentagon portrayed in the book is no standard terrorist martyrdom mission either. Those who've taken over the headquarters of the United States military have an exit strategy that has been brilliantly devised to shuttle them to safety and provide for the enjoyment of their ill-gotten profits -- a scam on a global scale that promises to net the Puzzle Palace's hijackers a considerable fortune. By any standard, Threatcon Delta: Assault on the Pentagon is action thriller fiction at its boldest and best. It's one of the achievements that have earned author David Alexander a secure place at the top of the list of the world's masters of the game. Praise for Threatcon Delta: Assault on the Pentagon "If you read no other technothrilller this year, read this awesome action yarn by David Alexander ... it's guaranteed to make you lose sleep." --Arlington Times Threatcon Delta: Assault on the Pentagon tells the story of how terrorism, treason and global organized crime converge to place the most potent symbol of American military power under the control of a determined and ruthless group of heavily armed and extremely dangerous men who can't be stopped, yet who must be stopped. This global superthriller is based both on author David Alexander's extensive and detailed research into the history of the Pentagon,combined with first-hand knowledge of the Pentagon's most closely held secrets by this veteran defense insider, all of which has been artfully woven into a masterpiece of high-concept suspense fiction. In fact, the combined impact of accuracy and authenticity blended with superb storytelling may find some readers asking themselves if perhaps some parts of the story shouldn't have been made public, for fear that terrorists or global criminals might some day use it as a basis for an actual plan of attack. Those who've taken over the headquarters of the United States military have an exit strategy that has been brilliantly devised to shuttle them to safety and provide for the enjoyment of their ill-gotten profits -- a scam on a global scale that promises to net the Building's hijackers a considerable fortune. By any standard, Threatcon Delta: Assault on the Pentagon is action thriller fiction at its boldest and best. It's one of the achievements that have earned David Alexander a secure place at the top of the list of the world's masters of the game.

Empires and Nations from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century Book by Antonello Biagini,Giovanna Motta

Empires and Nations from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century Book
  • Author : Antonello Biagini,Giovanna Motta
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-06-19
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 487
  • ISBN Code: 1443861936
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Summary: This volume is the result of an international conference held at Sapienza University in Rome on June 20 and 21, 2013, as the final stage of the PRIN (Progetto di rilevante interesse nazionale) project “Empires and Nations from the 18th to the 20th century”, during which scholars from all over the world – academics, specialists, young researchers, PhD students and post-doctorates – confronted diverse, but connected, topics on the relations between multinational empires and the idea of the nation. In this way, the reality of the historical empires and national states was represented, and concepts such as identity, nationality, and sovereignty analyzed. The first part of this work is dedicated to the analysis of the origins of nation-states in the context of the multinational Habsburg, Ottoman and Tsarist empires, while the second pays particular attention to the issue of national minorities, which followed the dissolution of the great empires. The third part is related to national identity and focuses on art and culture by presenting artists, painters, writers and intellectuals who had played key roles in the formation of their national identities. Such pioneers include Hungarians, Romanians, Serbs, Georgians, Chinese, and Brazilians. Specific sections are dedicated to theoretical approaches and concepts such as imperialism, geopolitics, nationality, and regionalism, and to the analysis of religious and gender issues.

Afghanistan Book by Stephen Tanner

Afghanistan Book
  • Author : Stephen Tanner
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-28
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN Code: 0786722630
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Summary: For over 2,500 years, the forbidding territory of Afghanistan has served as a vital crossroads for armies and has witnessed history-shaping clashes between civilizations: Greek, Arab, Mongol, and Tartar, and, in more recent times, British, Russian, and American. When U.S. troops entered Afghanistan in the weeks following September 11, 2001, they overthrew the Afghan Taliban regime and sent the terrorists it harbored on the run. But America's initial easy victory is in sharp contrast to the difficulties it faces today in confronting the Taliban resurgence. Originally published in 2002, Stephen Tanner's Afghanistan has now been completely updated to include the crucial turn of events since America first entered the country.

Soldiering through Empire Book by Simeon Man

Soldiering through Empire Book
  • Author : Simeon Man
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-26
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 0520959256
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Summary: In the decades after World War II, tens of thousands of soldiers and civilian contractors across Asia and the Pacific found work through the U.S. military. Recently liberated from colonial rule, these workers were drawn to the opportunities the military offered and became active participants of the U.S. empire, most centrally during the U.S. war in Vietnam. Simeon Man uncovers the little-known histories of Filipinos, South Koreans, and Asian Americans who fought in Vietnam, revealing how U.S. empire was sustained through overlapping projects of colonialism and race making. Through their military deployments, Man argues, these soldiers took part in the making of a new Pacific world—a decolonizing Pacific—in which the imperatives of U.S. empire collided with insurgent calls for decolonization, producing often surprising political alliances, imperial tactics of suppression, and new visions of radical democracy.

Crossroads of Empire Book by Ned C. Landsman

Crossroads of Empire Book
  • Author : Ned C. Landsman
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 9780801899706
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Summary: Ultimately, he argues, it was within the Middle Colonies that the question was first posed, What is the American?An insightful and valuable classroom synthesis of the scholarship of the Middle Colonies, Crossroads of Empire makes clear the vital role of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania in establishing an American identity.

British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Book by Stephen Foster

British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Book
  • Author : Stephen Foster
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2013-11-21
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0191662747
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Summary: Until relatively recently, the connection between British imperial history and the history of early America was taken for granted. In recent times, however, early American historiography has begun to suffer from a loss of coherent definition as competing manifestos demand various reorderings of the subject in order to combine time periods and geographical areas in ways that would have previously seemed anomalous. It has also become common place to announce that the history of America is best accounted for in America itself in a three-way melee between "settlers", the indigenous populations, and the forcibly transported African slaves and their creole descendants. The contributions to British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries acknowledge the value of the historiographic work done under this new dispensation in the last two decades and incorporate its insights. However, the volume advocates a pluralistic approach to the subject generally, and attempts to demonstrate that the metropolitan power was of more than secondary importance to America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The central theme of this volume is the question "to what extent did it make a difference to those living in the colonies that made up British North America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that they were part of an empire and that the empire in question was British?" The contributors, some of the leading scholars in their respective fields, strive to answer this question in various social, political, religious, and historical contexts.

Crossroads of European Histories Book by R. A. Stradling

Crossroads of European Histories Book
  • Author : R. A. Stradling
  • Publisher : Council of Europe
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN Code: 9287160317
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Summary: This publication contains thirty-five papers written by European historians in relation to five key periods in European history: the year of revolutions 1848, the Balkan wars of 1912-13, the search for peace in 1919, the end of the Second World War and the beginning of the Cold War in 1945, and the events of 1989-90 in central and eastern Europe. The papers are drawn from five conferences organised by the Council of Europe based on the principles of Recommendation Rec (2001) 15 on European history teaching. They consider events based on the concept of 'multiperspectivity' which seeks to facilitate an open approach to historical debate based on critical analysis of different perspectives of historical developments, often involving controversial and sensitive issues. This publication is complemented by two related titles: a teaching manual and a DVD of original documents.

Resistance at the Edge of Empires Book by Cameron A. Petrie

Resistance at the Edge of Empires Book
  • Author : Cameron A. Petrie
  • Publisher : Oxbow Books
  • Release Date : 2020-12-28
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN Code: 1785703064
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Summary: From 1985 to 2001, the collaborative research initiative known as the Bannu Archaeological Project conducted archaeological explorations and excavations in the Bannu region, in what was then the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan, now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. This Project involves scholars from the Pakistan Heritage Society, the British Museum, the Institute of Archaeology (UCL), Bryn Mawr College and the University of Cambridge. This is the third in a series of volumes that present the final reports of the exploration and excavations carried out by the Bannu Archaeological Project. This volume presents the first synthesis of the archaeology of the historic periods in the Bannu region, spanning the period when the first large scale empires expanded to the borders of South Asia up until the arrival of Islam in the subcontinent at the end of the first and beginning of the second millennium BC. The Bannu region provides specific insight into early imperialism in South Asia, as throughout this protracted period, it was able to maintain a distinctive regional identity in the face of recurring phases of imperial expansion and integration.

Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire Book by Carla J. Mulford

Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire Book
  • Author : Carla J. Mulford
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-06-01
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN Code: 0199384207
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Summary: Drawing from Benjamin Franklin's published and unpublished papers, including letters, notes, and marginalia, Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire examines how the early modern liberalism of Franklin's youthful intellectual life helped foster his vision of independence from Britain that became his hallmark achievement. In the early chapters, Carla Mulford explores the impact of Franklin's family history - especially their difficult times during the English Civil War - on Franklin's intellectual life and his personal and political goals. The book's middle chapters show how Franklin's fascination with British imperial strategy grew from his own analyses of the financial, environmental, and commercial potential of North America. Franklin's involvement in Pennsylvania's politics led him to devise strategies for monetary stability, intercolonial trade, Indian affairs, and imperial defense that would have assisted the British Empire in its effort to take over the world. When Franklin realized that the goals of British ministers were to subordinate colonists in a system that assisted the lives of Britons in England but undermined the wellbeing of North Americans, he began to criticize the goals of British imperialism. Mulford argues that Franklin's turn away from the British Empire began in the 1750s - not the 1770s, as most historians have suggested - and occurred as a result of Franklin's perceptive analyses of what the British Empire was doing not just in the American colonies but in Ireland and India. In the last chapters, Mulford reveals how Franklin ultimately grew restive, formed alliances with French intellectuals and the court of France, and condemned the actions of the British Empire and imperial politicians. As a whole, Mulford's book provides a fresh reading of a much-admired founding father, suggesting how Franklin's conception of the freedoms espoused in England's ages old Magna Carta could be realized in the political life of the new American nation.

Edge of Empires Book by Donald Rayfield

Edge of Empires Book
  • Author : Donald Rayfield
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2013-02-15
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 479
  • ISBN Code: 1780230702
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Summary: Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, Georgia is a country of rainforests and swamps, snow and glaciers, and semi-arid plains. It has ski resorts and mineral springs, monuments and an oil pipeline. It also has one of the longest and most turbulent histories in the Christian or Near Eastern world, but no comprehensive, up-to-date account has been written about this little-known country—until now. Remedying this omission, Donald Rayfield accesses a mass of new material from recently opened archives to tell Georgia’s absorbing story. Beginning with the first intimations of the existence of Georgians in ancient Anatolia and ending with the volatile presidency of Mikheil Saakashvili, Rayfield deals with the country’s internal politics and swings between disintegration and unity, and divulges Georgia’s complex struggles with the empires that have tried to control, fragment, or even destroy it. He describes the country’s conflicts with Xenophon’s Greeks, Arabs, invading Turks, the Crusades, Genghis Khan, the Persian Empire, the Russian Empire, and Soviet totalitarianism. A wide-ranging examination of this small but colorful country, its dramatic state-building, and its tragic political mistakes, Edge of Empires draws our eyes to this often overlooked nation.

Empires and Diversity Book by Gregory E. Areshian

Empires and Diversity Book
  • Author : Gregory E. Areshian
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Release Date : 2013-12-31
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 193877051X
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Summary: For more than four thousand years, empires have been geographically the largest polities on Earth, shaping in many respects the human past and present in different epochs and on different continents. Covering the time span from the second millennium B.C.E. to the sixteenth century C.E., and geographic areas from China to South America, the case studies included in this volume demonstrate the necessity to combine perspectives from the longue duree and global comparativism with the theory of agency and an understanding of specific contexts for human actions. Contributions from leading scholars examine salient aspects of the Hittite, Assyrian, Ancient Egyptian, Achaemenid and Sasanian Iranian, Zhou to Han Dynasty Chinese, Inka, and Mughal empires.

Iran at the Crossroads Book by Amin Saikal

Iran at the Crossroads Book
  • Author : Amin Saikal
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-10-29
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN Code: 0745685684
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Summary: Iran stands at a critical juncture in its history. In the era of Presidents Hassan Rouhani and Barack Obama, the Islamic Republic has a unique opportunity to regain its traditional greatness as a cradle of rich civilisation and culture, with a capacity to be a very influential and stabilising regional actor. In this incisive analysis, Amin Saikal, a leading expert on Iranian politics, traces Iran's transition from pro-Western monarchy to Islamic Republic and explores the choices open to Rouhani's moderate reformist government. The Islamic Republic has endured a difficult journey throughout its existence. But since Khomeini assumed power in 1979 it has been characterised by a degree of exceptionalism, which has seen Iran lock horns with the United States and prove itself an effective and shrewdly calculating player on the international stage. Looking to the future, Saikal does not shy away from confronting the difficult choices facing Iran today. Failure to achieve reconciliation with the United States in the coming years, he argues, will not only have serious implications for Iran's internal stability and for the future security of the Middle East, but also for America's position within this volatile and unpredictable region.

Cinema at the Crossroads Book by Hyon Joo Yoo

Cinema at the Crossroads Book
  • Author : Hyon Joo Yoo
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2012-04-25
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN Code: 0739175351
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Summary: What does it mean to rethink postcolonial studies through East Asian experience and cinema? Cinema at the Crossroads: Nation and the Subject in East Asian Cinema by Hyon Joo Yoo, pursues this question by bringing an East Asian postcolonial framework, the notion of film as a manifestation of national culture, and the methodology of psychoanalysis to bear on a failed hegemonic subject. This is a profound look into how cinema and national culture intertwine with hegemony and power.

The Routledge History of Western Empires Book by Robert Aldrich,Kirsten McKenzie

The Routledge History of Western Empires Book
  • Author : Robert Aldrich,Kirsten McKenzie
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 526
  • ISBN Code: 1317999878
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Summary: The Routledge History of Western Empires is an all new volume focusing on the history of Western Empires in a comparative and thematic perspective. Comprising of thirty-three original chapters arranged in eight thematic sections, the book explores European overseas expansion from the Age of Discovery to the Age of Decolonisation. Studies by both well-known historians and new scholars offer fresh, accessible perspectives on a multitude of themes ranging from colonialism in the Arctic to the scramble for the coral sea, from attitudes to the environment in the East Indies to plans for colonial settlement in Australasia. Chapters examine colonial attitudes towards poisonous animals and the history of colonial medicine, evangelisaton in Africa and Oceania, colonial recreation in the tropics and the tragedy of the slave trade. The Routledge History of Western Empires ranges over five centuries and crosses continents and oceans highlighting transnational and cross-cultural links in the imperial world and underscoring connections between colonial history and world history. Through lively and engaging case studies, contributors not only weigh in on historiographical debates on themes such as human rights, religion and empire, and the ‘taproots’ of imperialism, but also illustrate the various approaches to the writing of colonial history. A vital contribution to the field.