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Dark Continent

Dark Continent

Europe's Twentieth Century

  • Author: Mark Mazower
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 030755550X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 512
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"A useful, important book that reminds us, at the right time, how hard [European unity] has been, and how much care must be taken to avoid the terrible old temptations." --Los Angeles Times Dark Continent provides an alternative history of the twentieth century, one in which the triumph of democracy was anything but a forgone conclusion and fascism and communism provided rival political solutions that battled and sometimes triumphed in an effort to determine the course the continent would take. Mark Mazower strips away myths that have comforted us since World War II, revealing Europe as an entity constantly engaged in a bloody project of self-invention. Here is a history not of inevitable victories and forward marches, but of narrow squeaks and unexpected twists, where townships boast a bronze of Mussolini on horseback one moment, only to melt it down and recast it as a pair of noble partisans the next. Unflinching, intelligent, Dark Continent provides a provocative vision of Europe's past, present, and future-and confirms Mark Mazower as a historian of valuable gifts. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dark Continent

Dark Continent

Europe's Twentieth Century

  • Author: Mark Mazower
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 014198998X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 512
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From award-winning historian Mark Mazower, Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century retells the story of a century of division, charting the struggles of rival ideologies to create a new world order for mankind. The end of the First World War saw old empires swept away and the opportunity to build a better society from the ruins. Yet the result was division and bloodshed on an unprecedented scale, as liberal democracy, communism and fascism struggled against one another for mastery of the world. Dark Continent radically overturns the myth of Europe as a safe haven of democracy to redefine our view of the twentieth century. 'Original, thought-provoking, iconoclastic' Frank McLynn, Irish Times 'Fascinating and forceful' Martin Gilbert, Literary Review 'Mazower leaves us, in this wonderful book, with an account of our century that anyone who takes an interest in Europe's present and future will enlarge their mind by reading' John Keegan, Daily Telegraph 'There are few who can walk with A.J.P. Taylor. One is Mark Mazower ... a tour de force' Alex Danchev, TLS 'Combines narrative verve with wise and humane analysis. For anyone who wants to know how Europe came to be the way it is in the years since 1900, this is the work to provide the answers' David Cannadine, Observer Books of the Year Mark Mazower is the author of Inside Hitler's Greece, The Balkans, which won the Wolfson Prize for History, Salonika: City of Ghosts, which won both the Runciman Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize and Hitler's Empire.

Dark Continent

Dark Continent

Europe's Twentieth Century

  • Author: Mark Mazower
  • Publisher: Singapore Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Europe
  • Page: 495
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This text replaces the belief that Europe is the natural home of freedom and democracy. It provides instead a far more sinister picture of a continent which has been both a breeding ground and an experimental farm for ideologies of extraordinary ferocity.

Dark Continents

Dark Continents

Psychoanalysis and Colonialism

  • Author: Ranjana Khanna
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822330677
  • Category: History
  • Page: 310
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Dark Continents argues that psychoanalysis is a colonial discipline that paradoxically provides crucial tools for critiques of postcolonialism and neocolonialism. Ranjana Khanna reveals how the concept of the self that emerged in psychoanalytic theory, even in its many post-Freudian variations, developed in relation to the concept of the European nation-state. She contends that understanding colonialism's role in the formation of psychoanalysis enables the insight that the nation-state was constituted through the colonial relation and, indeed, must be radically reshaped if it is to survive without colonies. She shows how psychoanalysis helps to explain the melancholia imperialism created among both colonizers and the colonized. Positing that issues of ethics and feminism ultimately lie at the heart of the connections between colonialism and psychoanalysis, Khanna assesses the merits of various models of nationalism, psychoanalysis, and colonialism for a transnational feminist ethics. Khanna traces the development and deployment of psychoanalysis-particularly its relationship to colonial projects-from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century up to the present. Illuminating Freud's debt to the languages of archaeology and anthropology alongside the development of his career, the collapse of the Habsburg empire, and the Nazi occupation of Vienna, she shows how Freud altered his theories of the ego as his own political status changed. Khanna looks at how psychoanalytic theory was taken up in the metropole and colonies in the period of decolonization following World War II, focusing on its use by a range of writers including Sartre, Octave Mannoni, Aim and Suzanne Csaire, Ren Mnil, Frantz Fanon, and Albert Memmi. She points out that it was through Sartre's and Mannoni's work that the contingency of the European nation-state first came into view. Given the masculinist nature of many of these writers' thought, Khanna focuses on the necessity of a feminist critique of psychoanalytic theory.

The Jewish Dark Continent

The Jewish Dark Continent

  • Author: Nathaniel Deutsch,S An-Ski
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674062647
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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The Jews of the Pale of Settlement created a distinctive way of life little known beyond its borders. Just before World War I, a socialist revolutionary named An-sky and his team collected jokes, recorded songs, took thousands of photographs, and created a revealing questionnaire in Yiddish, translated here in its entirety for the first time.

Dark Continent, My Black Arse

Dark Continent, My Black Arse

By Bus, Boksie, Matola -- from Cape to Cairo

  • Author: Sihle Khumalo
  • Publisher: Random House Struik
  • ISBN: 9781415200360
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 223
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A hilarious, epic and insightful account of a black South African s journey across the continent by public transport "

Dark Continent Of Our Bodies

Dark Continent Of Our Bodies

Black Feminism & Politics Of Respectability

  • Author: E. Frances White
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • ISBN: 9781439905449
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 208
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In this provocative book, a black lesbian feminist looks at black feminism -- its roots, its role, and its implications. From Charles Darwin and nineteenth-century racism to black nationalism and the Nation of Islam, from Baptist women's groups to James Baldwin, E. Frances White takes on one institution after another as she re-centers the role of black women in the United States' intellectual heritage. White presents identity politics as a complex activity, with entangled branches of race and gender, of invisibility and voyeurism, of defiance and passivity and conformism. White's powerful introduction draws on oral narratives from her own family history to illuminate the nature of narrative, both what is said and what is left unsaid. She then sets the historical stage with a helpful history of the inception and development of black feminism and a critique of major black feminist writings. In the three chapters that follow, she addresses the obstacles black feminism has already surmounted and must continue to traverse. Confronting what White calls "the politics of respectability," these chapters move the reader from simplistic views of race and gender in the nineteenth century through black nationalism and the radical movements of the sixties, and their relationship to feminist thought, to the linkages between race, gender, and sexuality in the works of such giants as Toni Morrison and James Baldwin. No one who finishes Dark Continent of Our Bodies will look at race and gender in the same way again.

Death in the Dark Continent

Death in the Dark Continent

  • Author: Peter Hathaway Capstick
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1466803932
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 256
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Critically acclaimed as a master of adventure writing for Death in the Long Grass and Death in the Silent Places, former professional hunter Peter Capstick takes us back to Africa to encounter the world's most dangerous big-game animals. After consulting African game experts and recalling his own experiences and those of his colleagues, Capstick has written chilling, authoritative accounts of hunting the five most dangerous killers on the African continent-- lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo and rhinoceros. The classic big-game animals are unmatched as a test of a hunter's skill and courage. With a command of exciting prose, Capstick brings us along on the chase. The warning snarl of a crouching lion, the swish of grass that reveals a leopard, the enraged scream of a wounded elephant, the cloud of dust that marks a herd of Cape buffalo, the earthshaking charge of a rhino are recreated in heart-stopping, nerve-racking detail. In Death in the Dark Continent, Capstick brings to life all the suspense, fear and exhilaration of stalking ferocious killers under primitive, savage conditions, with the ever present threat of death.

The Morality of China in Africa

The Morality of China in Africa

The Middle Kingdom and the Dark Continent

  • Author: Professor Stephen Chan
  • Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1780325681
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 168
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Edited with authority by the influential and respected Stephen Chan, this unique collection of essays gathers together for the first time both African and Chinese perspectives on China's place in Africa. The book starts with an excellent introductory essay from Stephen Chan, written in his usual elegant prose and featuring some very fresh insights organised with great clarity. Featuring useful historical context, this brave book analyses the "moral" aspects of the policies and ensuing migration. The book completely undermines existing assumptions concerning Sino-African relations, such as that Africa is of critical importance for China; that China sees no risk in its largesse towards Africa; and that there is a single Chinese profile/agenda. The resulting collection touches the issue of racism but is equally about moments of pure idealism and 'romance' in Sino-African history.

Through the Dark Continent

Through the Dark Continent

Or, The Sources of the Nile Around the Great Lakes of Equatorial Africa, and Down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean

  • Author: Henry Morton Stanley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Africa, Central
  • Page: N.A
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Unshackle the Dark Continent

Unshackle the Dark Continent

Africa Must Be Rescued from the West, Their Puppets and Cronies

  • Author: Eric Ikenna Nwokedi
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1465388443
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 203
  • View: 1183
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The need to dominate the planet and keep the western empire immortal has remained the driving force behind Americas policies towards some defenseless countries around the world. Notable among them are African countries whose material and human resources has for hundred of years remained their target and primary source of raw material and energy that fuel their economic engine. To dominate the planet, war was waged both on the political, economic as well as on the military front. On the military front, seven unified military commands are strategically created and located to oversee all the battle that will rage within each individual geographic regions. Among the Unified Military Command is the newly created AFRICOM whose overall mission should be of concern to Africans mainly because it will not only oversee all the battle that will rage in the dark continent but will also be a source of intimidation to any potential rival to the installed puppet governments and the resources in the region. On the financial front, the World Bank, IMF, WTO and others have been in the fore front of the economic decay that bedeviled Nigeria in particular and Africa in general. On the political front, however, the UN and their affi liated agencies are all agent of control and have all served specific purposes in dominating and controlling the world and have charted the course that favors only the chosen countries.

Heroes of the Dark Continent

Heroes of the Dark Continent

  • Author: J.W. Buel
  • Publisher: Рипол Классик
  • ISBN: 5875112867
  • Category: History
  • Page: 576
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Songs and Tales from the Dark Continent

Songs and Tales from the Dark Continent

Recorded from the Singing and the Sayings of C. Kamba Simango ... and Madikane Cele ...

  • Author: C. Kamba Simango,Madikane Qandeya Cele
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Folklore
  • Page: 170
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Heroes of the Dark Continent

Heroes of the Dark Continent

And how Stanley Found Emin Pasha. A Complete History of All the Great Explorations and Discoveries in Africa, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time, Including a Full, Authentic and Thrilling Account of Stanley's Famous Relief of Emin Pasha ...

  • Author: James William Buel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Africa
  • Page: 590
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Conquering the Dark Continent

Conquering the Dark Continent

England's Battles with the Boers in the Transvaal ... and a History of Explanation, Discovery, Conquest and Development by All the Famous Travelers that Have Traversed the Dark Continent

  • Author: James William Buel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Africa
  • Page: 476
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Africa the Dark Continent According to Foreigners

Africa the Dark Continent According to Foreigners

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780964596955
  • Category:
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Tales From the Dark Continent

Tales From the Dark Continent

Images of British Colonial Africa in the Twentieth Century

  • Author: Charles Allen
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0349142173
  • Category: History
  • Page: 208
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Charles Allen captures the vanished world of British Colonial Africa in the recollections of the pioneering men and women who lived and worked there.

Dark continent

Dark continent

Africa as seen by Americans

  • Author: Michael McCarthy
  • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 192
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Dawn in the Dark Continent

Dawn in the Dark Continent

Or, Africa and Its Missions

  • Author: James Stewart
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Missions
  • Page: 400
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