Fragments of an Unfinished War

Taiwanese Entrepreneurs and the Partition of China

Author: Françoise Mengin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190264055

Category: History

Page: 393

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Originally published in French in 2013 by aEditions Karthala, Paris.
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South Sudan

From Revolution to Independence

Author: Matthew Arnold,Matthew LeRiche

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190257261

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 7179

In July 2011 the Republic of South Sudan achieved independence, concluding what had been Africa's longest running civil war. The process leading to independence was driven by the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement, a primarily Southern rebel force and political movement intent on bringing about the reformed unity of the whole Sudan. Through the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2005, a six year peace process unfolded in the form of an interim period premised upon 'making unity attractive' for the Sudan. A failed exercise, it culminated in an almost unanimous vote for independence by Southerners in a referendum held in January 2011. Violence has continued since, and a daunting possibility for South Sudan has arisen - to have won independence only to descend into its own civil war, with the regime in Khartoum aiding and abetting factionalism to keep the new state weak and vulnerable. Achieving a durable peace will be a massive challenge, and resolving the issues that so inflamed Southerners historically - unsupportive governance, broad feelings of exploitation and marginalisation and fragile ethnic politics - will determine South Sudan's success or failure at statehood. A story of transformation and of victory against the odds, this book reviews South Sudan's modern history as a contested region and assesses the political, social and security dynamics that will shape its immediate future as Africa's newest independent state.
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The Nuer Heritage

A Comprehensive Bibliography

Author: John Gay Yoh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nuer (African people)

Page: 81

View: 2643

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Religion and conflict in Sudan

papers from an international conference at Yale, May 1999

Author: Yusuf Fadl Hassan,Richard Gray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 3473

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Religion and African Civil Wars

Author: Niels Kastfelt

Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9781850654568

Category: Africa

Page: 203

View: 9759

This work analyzes the part played by religion - be it Christianity, Islam or traditional beliefs - in the civil wars and insurgent conflicts that have scarred Africa. Topics include the role of religious institutions in these conflicts and religion's role in legitimizing violence and war.
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Cemeteries of the Great War by Sir Edwin Lutyens

Author: Jeroen Geurst,Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens

Publisher: 010 Publishers

ISBN: 9064507155

Category: Architecture

Page: 470

View: 8176

Summary: The British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) designed 140 cemeteries in the countryside of Flanders and Northern France for soldiers killed in the First World War. The cemeteries can be regarded as an imprint, as it were, of the former battlefront on the map of Europe. All are designed to principles established beforehand, including uniform gravestones, a large Stone of Remembrance and a large cross. Yet the difference in size, alignment and provenance make them all unique variations on the themes in question. The most memorable aspects are their meticulously chosen position in the landscape, the varied selection of trees and other greenery and the architecture of the entrance and shelter buildings. This illustrated book charts the history of the designs and exposes the underlying principle of order and variation in the architecture in an exhaustive landscape-architectural analysis. All 140 cemeteries are fully documented with references to the places where they are to be found.
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Im Goldpfad 10

Author: Klaus-Dieter Regenbrecht

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3925805508

Category:

Page: 386

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Das Haus ist der Held Das Haus Im Goldpfad 10," Baujahr 1957, ist typisch fur die Geschichte Deutschlands in den funfziger Jahren. In einer Siedlung am Rande einer Stadt wird das Haus uberwiegend in Eigenleistung und mit ganz wenigen finanziellen Mitteln hochgezogen. Bauherren sind die Eheleute Wisman, Kriegsfluchtlinge aus Ostpreussen, die schon ein Kind haben und mit dem zweiten schwanger sind. Der Roman beginnt Ende 2010, als die beiden Kinder, Walter und Lena, deren Eltern schon lange verstorben sind, alleine in dem Haus leben, das in den Jahrzehnten seit der Erbauung mehr als zehn Menschen ein Zuhause war. Im Verlaufe des Romans zieht auch Lenas Tochter Jessica mit ihrem Kind, die vierte Generation also, wieder dort ein. Es ist Lenas Idee, dass Walter einen Roman uber das Haus schreibt, einen Roman uber die Geschichte des Hauses und seiner Bewohner. Und so fangt er an und rollt die Geschichte von den letzten Kriegsjahren und der Flucht an Jahrzehnt um Jahrzehnt auf
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Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century British and American War Literature

Author: Adam Piette

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748653937

Category: History

Page: 600

View: 7127

The first reference book to deal so fully and incisively with the cultural representations of war in 20th-century English and US literature and film. The volume covers the two World Wars as well as specific conflicts that generated literary and imaginativ
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The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics

Author: Roland Greene,Stephen Cushman,Clare Cavanagh,Jahan Ramazani,Paul F. Rouzer,Harris Feinsod,David Marno,Alexandra Slessarev

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691154910

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1639

View: 2216

Rev. ed. of: The Princeton encyclopedia of poetry and poetics / Alex Preminger and T.V.F. Brogan, co-editors; Frank J. Warnke, O.B. Hardison, Jr., and Earl Miner, associate editors. 1993.
Posted in Literary Criticism

The Destruction of Memory

Architecture at War

Author: Robert Bevan

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861896387

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 9019

A decimated Shiite shrine in Iraq. The smoking World Trade Center site. The scorched cityscape of 1945 Dresden. Among the most indelible scars left by war is the destroyed landscapes, and such architectural devastation damages far more than mere buildings. Robert Bevan argues herethat shattered buildings are not merely “collateral damage,” but rather calculated acts of cultural annihilation. From Hitler’s Kristallnacht to the toppling of Saddam Hussein’s statue in the Iraq War, Bevan deftly sifts through military campaigns and their tactics throughout history, and analyzes the cultural impact and catastrophic consequences of architectural destruction. For Bevan, these actions are nothing less than cultural genocide. Ultimately, Bevan forcefully argues for the prosecution of nations that purposely flout established international treaties against destroyed architecture. A passionate and thought-provoking cri de coeur, The Destruction of Memory raises questions about the costs of war that run deeper than blood and money. “The idea of a global inheritance seems to have fallen by the wayside and lessons that should have long ago been learned are still being recklessly disregarded. This is what makes Bevan’s book relevant, even urgent: much of the destruction of which it speaks is still under way.”—Financial Times Magazine “The message of Robert Bevan’s devastating book is that war is about killing cultures, identities and memories as much as it is about killing people and occupying territory.”—Sunday Times “As Bevan’s fascinating, melancholy book shows, symbolic buildings have long been targeted in and out of war as a particular kind of mnemonic violence against those to whom they are special.”—The Guardian
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The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics

Fourth Edition

Author: Stephen Cushman,Clare Cavanagh,Jahan Ramazani,Paul Rouzer

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400841429

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1680

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Through three editions over more than four decades, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics has built an unrivaled reputation as the most comprehensive and authoritative reference for students, scholars, and poets on all aspects of its subject: history, movements, genres, prosody, rhetorical devices, critical terms, and more. Now this landmark work has been thoroughly revised and updated for the twenty-first century. Compiled by an entirely new team of editors, the fourth edition--the first new edition in almost twenty years--reflects recent changes in literary and cultural studies, providing up-to-date coverage and giving greater attention to the international aspects of poetry, all while preserving the best of the previous volumes. At well over a million words and more than 1,000 entries, the Encyclopedia has unparalleled breadth and depth. Entries range in length from brief paragraphs to major essays of 15,000 words, offering a more thorough treatment--including expert synthesis and indispensable bibliographies--than conventional handbooks or dictionaries. This is a book that no reader or writer of poetry will want to be without. Thoroughly revised and updated by a new editorial team for twenty-first-century students, scholars, and poets More than 250 new entries cover recent terms, movements, and related topics Broader international coverage includes articles on the poetries of more than 110 nations, regions, and languages Expanded coverage of poetries of the non-Western and developing worlds Updated bibliographies and cross-references New, easier-to-use page design Fully indexed for the first time
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A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed, a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: N.A

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American Night

The Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War

Author: Alan M. Wald

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807837342

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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American Night, the final volume of an unprecedented trilogy, brings Alan Wald's multigenerational history of Communist writers to a poignant climax. Using new research to explore the intimate lives of novelists, poets, and critics during the Cold War, Wald reveals a radical community longing for the rebirth of the social vision of the 1930s and struggling with a loss of moral certainty as the Communist worldview was being called into question. The resulting literature, Wald shows, is a haunting record of fracture and struggle linked by common structures of feeling, ones more suggestive of the "negative dialectics" of Theodor Adorno than the traditional social realism of the Left. Establishing new points of contact among Kenneth Fearing, Ann Petry, Alexander Saxton, Richard Wright, Jo Sinclair, Thomas McGrath, and Carlos Bulosan, Wald argues that these writers were in dialogue with psychoanalysis, existentialism, and postwar modernism, often generating moods of piercing emotional acuity and cosmic dissent. He also recounts the contributions of lesser known cultural workers, with a unique accent on gays and lesbians, secular Jews, and people of color. The vexing ambiguities of an era Wald labels "late antifascism" serve to frame an impressive collective biography.
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A Handbook of Romanticism Studies

Author: Joel Faflak,Julia M. Wright

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444334964

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 421

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The Handbook to Romanticism Studies is an accessible and indispensible resource providing students and scholars with a rich array of historical and up-to-date critical and theoretical contexts for the study of Romanticism. Focuses on British Romanticism while also addressing continental and transatlantic Romanticism and earlier periods Utilizes keywords such as imagination, sublime, poetics, philosophy, race, historiography, and visual culture as points of access to the study of Romanticism and the theoretical concerns and the culture of the period Explores topics central to Romanticism studies and the critical trends of the last thirty years
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Tolstoy and the Religious Culture of His Time

A Biography of a Long Conversion, 1845-1887

Author: Inessa Medzhibovskaya

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739140758

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 405

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Chapter intellectual biography and Chapter history of religious ideas in genre, this book covers a range of topics such as conversion in the age of modernity, conversion and the fate of realist art, and Tolstoy's conversion in the context of religious and literary history of his homeland and Europe. While seriously rethinking the chronology and dynamic of Tolstoy's religious development, the author explains the great writer's deep indebtedness to the philosophy of religion of his time and its narratives.
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Andre Green at the Squiggle Foundation

Author: Jan Abram

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1780497458

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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Despite being one of the foremost psychoanalysts working today, much of Andre Green's work has until recently been unavailable in English. This work aims to rectify this, by collecting together five lectures given to the Squiggle Foundation in London. This accessible and clearly written book provides a unique introduction to Green's work and its relation to the work of D.W. Winnicott, as promoted by the Squiggle Foundation itself.The Squiggle Foundation has as its goal "to study and cultivate the tradition of D.W. Winnicott", and has achieved an international reputation in doing so. Dr Green's lectures touch particularly on the links between his thought and that of Winnicott - as can be seen from the lecture titles: "Experience and Thinking in Analytic Practice", "Objects(s) and Subject", "On Thirdness", "The Posthumous Winnicott: On Human Nature", and "The Intuition of the Negative Playing and Reality". The book also contains an Introduction by Jan Abram, setting out the main currents of Green's thought, and describing his long and fruitful relationship with the Squiggle Foundation.Clearly written and easily understood, the lectures provide a unique introduction to the work of Green and Winnicott, two of the foremost practitioners and authors that psychoanalysis has produced.
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Enlightened War

German Theories and Cultures of Warfare from Frederick the Great to Clausewitz

Author: Elisabeth Krimmer,Patricia Anne Simpson

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 1571134956

Category: History

Page: 348

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New essays exploring the relationship between warfare and Enlightenment thought both historically and in the present.
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