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A Century of Revolution

A Century of Revolution

Insurgent and Counterinsurgent Violence during Latin America’s Long Cold War

  • Author: Gilbert M. Joseph,Greg Grandin
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822392852
  • Category: History
  • Page: 456
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Latin America experienced an epochal cycle of revolutionary upheavals and insurgencies during the twentieth century, from the Mexican Revolution of 1910 through the mobilizations and terror in Central America, the Southern Cone, and the Andes during the 1970s and 1980s. In his introduction to A Century of Revolution, Greg Grandin argues that the dynamics of political violence and terror in Latin America are so recognizable in their enforcement of domination, their generation and maintenance of social exclusion, and their propulsion of historical change, that historians have tended to take them for granted, leaving unexamined important questions regarding their form and meaning. The essays in this groundbreaking collection take up these questions, providing a sociologically and historically nuanced view of the ideological hardening and accelerated polarization that marked Latin America’s twentieth century. Attentive to the interplay among overlapping local, regional, national, and international fields of power, the contributors focus on the dialectical relations between revolutionary and counterrevolutionary processes and their unfolding in the context of U.S. hemispheric and global hegemony. Through their fine-grained analyses of events in Chile, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru, they suggest a framework for interpreting the experiential nature of political violence while also analyzing its historical causes and consequences. In so doing, they set a new agenda for the study of revolutionary change and political violence in twentieth-century Latin America. Contributors Michelle Chase Jeffrey L. Gould Greg Grandin Lillian Guerra Forrest Hylton Gilbert M. Joseph Friedrich Katz Thomas Miller Klubock Neil Larsen Arno J. Mayer Carlota McAllister Jocelyn Olcott Gerardo Rénique Corey Robin Peter Winn

A Century of Revolution

A Century of Revolution

  • Author: William Samuel Lilly
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: France
  • Page: 239
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Chinese Women in a Century of Revolution, 1850-1950

Chinese Women in a Century of Revolution, 1850-1950

  • Author: Kazuko Ono
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804714976
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 255
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Spanning the century from the Taiping Rebellion through the establishment of the People's Republic of China, this is the first comprehensive history of women in modern China. Its scope is broad, encompassing political, economic, military, and cultural history, and drawing upon Chinese and Japanese sources untapped by Western scholars. The book presents new information on a wide range of topics: the impact of Western ideas on women, especially in education; the importance of women in the labor force; the relative independence enjoyed by some women textile workers; the struggle against footbinding; the influence of anarchism; the participation of a women's brigade in the Revolution of 1911; the role of women in the May Fourth Movement; the differences between the more assertive women of South China and the 'traditional' women of the North in organizing for political action; the involvement of peasant women in insurgency and anti-Japanese struggles in the countryside; and the effects of the Marriage Law of 1950. The author has contributed a new preface to this English edition, and Joshua A. Fogel and Susan Mann have written an introduction that places the book in the context of studies of Chinese women, Japanese sinology, and women's history in general. The book has extensive notes, a bibliography, and, as an appendix, a chronology of the history of women in modern China.

The Century of Revolution

The Century of Revolution

1603–1714

  • Author: Christopher Hill
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134941676
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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There is an immense range of books about the English Civil War, but one historian stands head and shoulders above all others for the quality of his work on the subject. In 1961 Christopher Hill first published what has come to be acknowledged as the best concise history of the period, Century of Revolution. Stimulating, vivid and provocative, his graphic depiction of the turbulent era examines ordinary English men and women as well as kings and queens.

A Century of Revolution

A Century of Revolution

Social Movements in Iran

  • Author: John Foran
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 9780816624881
  • Category: History
  • Page: 263
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Hugo Grotius and the Century of Revolution, 1613-1718

Hugo Grotius and the Century of Revolution, 1613-1718

Transnational Reception in English Political Thought

  • Author: Marco Barducci
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198754582
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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Hugo Grotius and the Century of Revolution, 1613-1718 is a reconstruction of the way Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) was read and used by English political and religious writers in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Engaging with the reception of all of Grotius's key works and a wide range of topics, the volume has much to say about the search for peace in an age of religious conflict and about the cultural roots of the Enlightenment. Most of all, Marco Barducci aims to deepen our understanding of the connections that made English political thought part of the history of European thought. To this end, it brings together a succinct account of Grotius's own thinking on key topics, mapping these accounts within English debates, to show why his ideas were seen to be relevant at key moments; shows awareness of the possibilities for the misappropriation inherent in reception; and adds something new to our understanding of why seventeenth-century Englishmen argued in the ways that they did.

A Century of Revolution 1789-1920 (Classic Reprint)

A Century of Revolution 1789-1920 (Classic Reprint)

  • Author: Margaret Kennedy
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • ISBN: 9780267812608
  • Category: History
  • Page: 228
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Excerpt from A Century of Revolution 1789-1920 The greater number Of European States were, in the eighteenth century, absolute monarchies. Their princes, bound by custom rather than by law, and regarding their dominions as so much private property, looked upon good government as a duty owed to God rather than to their people. They were not infrequently accustomed to consult their subjects on political matters in some kind Of popular assembly, Of which the French states-general is a good example, but they were seldom bound to follow the advice thus given, SO that, in effect popular Opinion and criticism, could only find expression in rebellion and the use violence. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A Century of Wine

A Century of Wine

The Story of a Wine Revolution

  • Author: Stephen Brook
  • Publisher: Board & Bench Pub
  • ISBN: 9781891267338
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 192
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Some of the world's premier wine writers chronicle one hundred years in the evolution of the modern-day global wine industry, explore the development of wine in various regions around the world, and discuss the impact of political developments--including two world wars and their aftermaths--have affected popular tastes and styles.

The twentieth century

The twentieth century

a century of wars and revolutions?

  • Author: Keith Flett,Dave Renton
  • Publisher: Rivers Oram Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 278
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How should we understand the twentieth century? Some writers have responded to the past by lapsing into deep historical pessimism, for this was the century of genocide, of Hitler and Stalin, the most brutal and bloody era of human history. Others look for signs of human progress, in the advance of women's rights, the development of science, and the decolonization of the Third World. The approach of this book is different. The authors take their cue from Rosa Luxemburg's famous prediction that this would be the century of "socialism or barbarism". One possibility, she believed, was that the world would experience years of colonial plunder, misery and war. Alternatively, a different system would emerge, based on planning and collective discussion, and putting human needs before profit. From the perspective of these essays, Rosa Luxemburg's choice has not yet been decided, and the last hundred years have witnessed both human progress and human retreat, an uneasy combination of reaction and reform. Individual essays address key questions for historians of the twentieth century, including: Did women's condition improve? Why were hopes of transformation thrown away? What is globalization and when did it begin?

Half a Century of Chinese Woodblock Prints

Half a Century of Chinese Woodblock Prints

From the Communist Revolution to the Open-door Policy and Beyond, 1945-1998

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Prints, Chinese
  • Page: 230
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A Century of Service

A Century of Service

The Story of the DAR

  • Author: Ann Arnold Hunter
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781893846685
  • Category:
  • Page: 248
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History of the Daughters of the American Revolution's first one hundred years.

Age Of Revolution: 1789-1848

Age Of Revolution: 1789-1848

  • Author: Eric Hobsbawm
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0297865307
  • Category: History
  • Page: 192
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The first in Eric Hobsbawm's dazzling trilogy on the history of the nineteenth century. Between 1789 and 1848 the world was transformed both by the French Revolution and also by the Industrial Revolution that originated in Britain. This 'Dual Revolution' created the modern world as we know it. Eric Hobsbawm traces with brilliant analytical clarity the transformation brought about in every sphere of European life by the Dual Revolution - in the conduct of war and diplomacy; in new industrial areas and on the land; among peasantry, bourgeoisie and aristocracy; in methods of government and of revolution; in science, philosophy and religion; in literature and the arts. But above all he sees this as the period when industrial capitalism established the domination over the rest of the world it was to hold for a century. Eric Hobsbawm's enthralling and original account is an impassioned but objective history of the most significant sixty years in the history of Europe.

Islamic Economic Revolution of the Century

Islamic Economic Revolution of the Century

Freedom from National Debts in Shortest Possible Time : Mutual Benefit Coupon, Bonds System

  • Author: Niaz Ahmed Khan
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1425972896
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 187
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One Million Dollar Reward. This book is specially meant to change the world order by removing poverty, debts of the state by collecting much more revenue than the annual budget without taxes within the shortest period of time of thirty days, reduce inflation, create industrial revolution, reduce the cost of living by at least half, start of interest free banking, kick start of ailing economies, end of terrorism, eradication of drug abuse and improvement in the law and order situation. This seems to be an illusion but this has been proved mathematically and economically in the book and is based on hard facts which are incentive based and are acceptable to human nature. Tax and interest are the two worst enemies of mankind causing all these problems which every country is facing. By removing these two evils one can achieve all the above benefits within no time and this is the main object of the book. A new and innovative methodology has been applied theoreticlly on three countries (Pakistan, U.K and USA) in this book with astonishing results proving all the above points beyond any doubt. A reward of one million dollar is being offered who can disprove these facts.With the result that even the poorest state will become self sufficient without foreign aid then naturaly the role of IMF, world bank and all the other lending agencies will come to an abrupt end hence it will not be an exaggeration to say that IMF has been hanged. One has to read this book to find out the real truth as it is going to become an Islamic economic revolution of the century based on Islamic principles and this will change the economic system of the world which has been based upon interest and taxes strictly forbiden in Islam. In the last fifty years no advancement has been made in the field of economics although every year there are thousands of PhDs awarded. and there is at least one noble prize winner. None of their work has ever helped or eased the sufferings of mankind which in fact are the creation of the so called economic wizards. All the great economies of supper powers are under greatest threats of debts today and they hire the top economists of the world whose job is to solve these problems but with their backward and out of date knowledge confuse these states by juggling the figure of three rates; Inflation rate, Interest rate and the Exchange rate. In fact all these economic giants should rethink and open their minds to the changing world order and think of practical economics which will help the nations and not the theories which have no values to help anybody in the world.