Spaces of Security and Insecurity: Geographies of the War on by Alan Ingram,Alan, Dr Ingram,Klaus, Professor Dodds

By Alan Ingram,Alan, Dr Ingram,Klaus, Professor Dodds

Drawing on serious geopolitics and comparable strands of social concept, this ebook combines new case reviews with theoretical and methodological reflections at the geographical research of safety and lack of confidence. It brings jointly a mix of early profession and extra verified students and translates safety and the warfare on terror throughout a few domain names, together with: foreign legislation, faith, migration, improvement, diaspora, artwork, nature and social events. At a time while strong tasks of globalization and safeguard proceed to increase their succeed in over an more and more vast circle of individuals and areas, the booklet demonstrates the relevance of severe geographical imaginations to an interrogation of the present.

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The Greeks and the British in the Levant, 1800-1960s: by Anastasia Yiangou,George Kazamias,Robert Holland

By Anastasia Yiangou,George Kazamias,Robert Holland


This ebook explores the concept that of ‘the Levant’ as an element of the neighborhood and overseas approach in the course of the age of imperialism. At its middle is a spotlight at the adventure of Greek-speaking societies and, peculiarly, the self reliant country of Greece that got here into life in 1830. A key sub-theme operating during the account is the Anglo-Hellenic connection stemming from an improved British presence within the japanese Mediterranean from the 1830s and 1840s, and specifically its courting to the Greek polity. inside this framework the emergence of the assumption of ‘Greater Greece’ is built-in into the narrative, together with its neighborhood reverberations and ethnic tensions. different contributions study exchange and finance, gender matters, colonialism and the certain adventure of Cyprus.



The middle of the quantity bargains centrally with 3 interlocking subject matters: modernity, nationalism and trans-nationalism. finally those forces have been to turn out at odds with the paradox and elite constructions that characterised the Levant in its nineteenth-century heyday. The e-book analyses the evolution, and lengthening definition from the past due Fifties, of Greece’s glossy eu id, whereas taking into consideration the magnetic strength of different relationships and neighborhood hyperlinks. This remedy connects with the alternatives and dilemmas dealing with Greece and its surrounding quarter, which modern crises perpetually throw into reduction. it will likely be of curiosity either to specialized historians and scholars of present affairs looking to comprehend the wider ancient context.

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Transnationalism, Nationalism and Australian History by Anna Clark,Anne Rees,Alecia Simmonds

By Anna Clark,Anne Rees,Alecia Simmonds

Using Australian historical past as a case research, this assortment explores the methods nationwide identities nonetheless resonate in ancient scholarship and reexamines key moments in Australian historical past via a transnational lens, elevating very important questions about the original context of Australia’s nationwide narrative. The ebook examines the stress among nationwide and transnational views, trying to internationalize the customarily parochial nation-based narratives that symbolize nationwide history.

Moving from the neighborhood and private to the worldwide, encompassing comparative and overseas study and drawing at the reports of researchers operating throughout countries and groups, this assortment brings jointly diverging nationwide and transnational methods and asks a number of serious examine questions: what's transnational historical past? How do new transnational readings of the prior problem traditional nationwide narratives and ways? What are implications of transnational and overseas ways on Australian heritage? What chances do they carry to the self-discipline? What are their barriers? and eventually, how will we comprehend the country during this transnational moment?

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The Practice of Reform in Health, Medicine, and Science, by Scott Mandelbrote,Margaret Pelling

By Scott Mandelbrote,Margaret Pelling

Histories of drugs and technological know-how are histories of political and social swap, in addition to money owed of the transformation of specific disciplines through the years. Taking their proposal from the paintings of Charles Webster, the essays during this quantity ponder the impact that calls for for social and political reform have had at the thought and, principally, the perform of drugs and technological know-how, and at the promoting of human health and wellbeing, from the Renaissance and Enlightenment as much as the current. The eighteen essays by way of a global team of students offer case reviews, overlaying a variety of destinations and contexts, of the successes and screw ups of reform and reformers in difficult the established order. They talk about the impression of non secular and secular ideologies on principles concerning the nature and association of healthiness, medication, and technological know-how, in addition to the consequences of social and political associations, together with the professions themselves, in shaping the probabilities for reform and renewal. The perform of Reform in health and wellbeing, medication, and technological know-how, 1500-2000 additionally addresses the afterlife of reforming options, and describes neighborhood and local transformations within the perform and notion of reform, culminating within the politics of welfare within the 20th century. The authors increase a composite photo of the interplay of politics and healthiness, drugs, and technological know-how in western Europe through the years which could pose questions for the way forward for coverage in addition to explaining a few of the successes and screw ups of the past.

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The Human Journey: A Concise Introduction to World History by Kevin Reilly

By Kevin Reilly

The Human Journey deals a really concise but satisfyingly complete background of the realm from precedent days to the current. The book’s scope, because the name implies, is the complete tale of humanity, in planetary context. Its subject matters comprise not just the nice questions of the humanities—nature as opposed to nurture, the historical past and that means of human edition, the assets of wealth and reasons of revolution—but additionally the main changes in human background: agriculture, towns, iron, writing, common religions, international alternate, industrialization, renowned govt, justice, and equality.

In every one conceptually wealthy bankruptcy, prime historian Kevin Reilly concentrates on a unmarried very important interval and subject, maintaining a concentrated narrative and analytical viewpoint. bankruptcy 2, for instance, discusses the importance of bronze-age urbanization and the appearance of the Iron Age. bankruptcy three examines the that means and importance of the age of “classical” civilizations. bankruptcy four explains the unfold of common religions and new applied sciences within the postclassical age of Eurasian integration. yet those examples additionally demonstrate a variety of techniques to international historical past. the 1st bankruptcy is an instance of present “Big History,” the second one of historical past as technological variations, the 3rd of comparative historical past, the fourth the background of connections that dominates, and therefore narrows, such a lot of texts. freed from both a restricted, proscribing concentration or a compulsory laundry record of themes, this e-book starts off with our most crucial questions and searches all of our previous for solutions. Well-grounded within the most up-to-date scholarship, this isn't a fill-in-the-blanks textual content, yet global heritage in a grand humanistic tradition.

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The Decline of Nation-States after the Arab Spring: The Rise by Imad Salamey

By Imad Salamey

Surveying the motives of the Arab Spring, and revealing the governing developments bobbing up from it, this ebook examines a variety of overseas relation theories in the course of the lens of the reports of the nations within the heart East and North Africa area. It takes the occasions of the Arab Spring as an consequence of globalization’s double circulation whose integrative cultural, political and safety frameworks devastated nationally managed economies, undermining the geographical region process and propagating a decentralized and communitarian-based governance constitution. the results for plenty of plural, assorted societies have been two-fold: autocratic nationalism was once discarded whereas decentralized regimes representing communitarian-based politics got here to the fore. the writer finds how the formula of a brand new communitocratic order rests at the lodging of this newly rising communitarianism and explores the key drivers of political transformation, describing the rising groups, forecasting their governing thoughts and the potential repercussions for the post-Arab Spring states.


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Missions to the Niger: Volume I: The Journal of Friedrich by E.W. Bovill

By E.W. Bovill

this is often the 1st of numerous volumes at the exploration of the Niger following its discovery through Mingo Park. It starts with the travels of Friedrich Hornemann after which leaps 1 / 4 of a century to the good trip of Alexander Gordon Laing. The travels of Lyon, Oudney, Denham and Clapperton often is the topic of later volumes. publication I includes an edited textual content of Hornemann's magazine of his travels from Cairo to Murzuk among 1797 and 1798 including an creation through Mr Bovill. booklet II , on Laing's project to Timbucktu from 1824 till his demise in 1826, has been equipped up from miscellaneous fabric drawn from a number of modern assets. the entire extra very important modern records, no matter if in Laing's hand or no longer, were published precisely as they have been written, however the fragmentary fabric that are drawn from less significant letters and reliable despatches has been became editorial notes that are interpolated within the textual content. endured in moment sequence 128-130. this can be a new print-on-demand hardback variation of the amount first released in 1964.

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The Early Reformation in Germany: Between Secular Impact and by Dr Scott Tom

By Dr Scott Tom

Over the final 20 years examine at the Reformation in Germany has shifted either chronologically and thematically towards an curiosity within the ‘long’ or ‘delayed’ Reformations, and the constitution and operation of the Holy Roman Empire. when this concentration has ended in many desirable new insights, it has additionally resulted in the relative forget of the early Reformation move. prepare with the categorical function of encouraging students to reengage with the early ‘storm years’ of the German Reformation, this number of 11 essays through Tom Scott, explores a number of concerns within the historiography of the early Reformation that have now not been thoroughly addressed. the talk over the character and serve as of anticlericalism is still unresolved; the mainsprings of iconoclasm are nonetheless imperfectly understood; the ideological position of evangelical doctrines in stimulating and legitimising well known uprising - in particular within the German Peasants’ conflict - continues to be contentious, whereas the as soon as uniform view of Anabaptism has given technique to a attractiveness of the plurality and variety of spiritual radicalism. both, there are questions which, in the beginning broached, have then been sidelined with undue haste: the failure of Reforming pursuits in definite German towns, or the belief of what constituted heresy within the eyes of the Reformers themselves, and never least, the half performed by way of girls within the unfold of evangelical doctrines.

Consisting of 7 essays formerly released in scholarly journals and edited volumes, including 3 new chapters and an historic afterword, Scott’s quantity serves as a well timed reminder of the significance of the early many years of the 16th century. through reopening probably closed concerns and by means of revisiting ignored subject matters the amount contributes to a extra nuanced realizing of what the Reformation in Germany entailed.

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The Politics and Culture of Modern Sports by Sheldon Anderson

By Sheldon Anderson

This research examines the position of recent activities in developing nationwide identities and how leaders have exploited activities to accomplish family and international coverage targets. The publication specializes in the improvement of nationwide carrying cultures in nice Britain and the USA, the actual techniques in which the remainder of Europe and the area followed or rejected their video games, and the impression of activities on family politics and overseas affairs. Teams competing in foreign sporting activities supply humans a shared nationwide event and a method to distinguish “us” from “them.” specific realization is paid to the transnational impacts at the development of carrying groups, and why a few parts resisted dominant wearing cultures whereas others followed them and altered them to slot their specific political or societal wishes. A recurrent topic of the booklet is that up to they struggle, politicians were pissed off of their makes an attempt to accomplish political ends via recreation. The publication presents a foundation for realizing the political, fiscal, social, and diplomatic contexts during which those video games have been performed, and to provide matters that spur extra dialogue and research.

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