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Warriors and Scribes

Warriors and Scribes

Essays on the History and Politics of Latin America

  • Author: James Dunkerley
  • Publisher: Verso
  • ISBN: 9781859842720
  • Category: History
  • Page: 211
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Looks at the history of Latin American politics and government.

Scribes, Warriors and Kings

Scribes, Warriors and Kings

The City of Copán and the Ancient Maya

  • Author: William Leonard Fash
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • ISBN: 9780500282823
  • Category: History
  • Page: 192
  • View: 1994
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Copan in modern Honduras was one of the great cities of the Classic Maya. Abandoned to the rain forest for nearly a thousand years, it was rediscovered in the early 1800s. Now, two centuries later, an international team of scholars is solving the puzzle of Copan and the ancient Maya. William Fash, himself one of the key contributors to the recent breakthroughs, describes how decipherment of the Maya inscriptions together with tomb finds have unlocked the secrets of Copan's history. For this revised edition, Professor Fash shows how recent discoveries in the Acropolis, urban wards, and rural redoubts of the Copan kingdom reveal fascinating insights into the life and times of royalty, nobles, and commoners in this distinguished Maya city. The uncovering of the extraordinary tomb of the dynasty's founder provides illuminating information on his origins and accomplishments, while archaeological and hieroglyphic studies have demonstrated the importance of Tikal and the great metropolis of Teotihuacan in the founding and long-term legitimization of the Copan royal line. New excavations in the royal residential area give a blueprint for the layout and functioning of Maya palaces, as well as dramatic evidence for the violent and sudden end to dynastic rule. 11 color and 109 b/w illustrations.

Scribes, Warriors and Kings

Scribes, Warriors and Kings

The City of Copan and the Ancient Maya

  • Author: William L. Fash
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • ISBN: 9780500277089
  • Category: History
  • Page: 192
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Copan in modern Honduras was one of the great cities of the Classic Maya. Explorers found ruined temples, plazas, and more hieroglyphic inscriptions and sculpted monuments than in any other site in the New World. But the stones were silent, the script undeciphered.

The Warrior and the Pacifist

The Warrior and the Pacifist

Competing Motifs in Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

  • Author: Lester R. Kurtz
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429999372
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 342
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This book looks at two contradictory ethical motifs—the warrior and the pacifist—across four major faith traditions—Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—and their role in shaping our understanding of violence and the morality of its use. The Warrior and the Pacifist explores how these faith traditions, which now mutually inhabit our life spaces, bring with them across the millennia the moral teachings that have traveled from prehistoric humanity, embedded in the beliefs, rituals, and institutions socially constructed by humans to deal with ultimate concerns, core aspects of daily personal and social life, and life transitions.

Berührungspunkte

Berührungspunkte

Studien zur Sozial- und Religionsgeschichte Israels und seiner Umwelt ; Festschrift für Rainer Albertz zu seinem 65. Geburtstag

  • Author: Rainer Albertz
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bible
  • Page: 676
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We Wear The Mask

We Wear The Mask

  • Author: Sterling Joseph Coleman Jr.
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1300885246
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 194
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""A library is but the soul's burial-ground. It is the land of shadows."" Henry Ward Beecher Emerging from this land of shadows Lady Darkbrook, Elven Librarian of The Great Library of Albathar, launches a quest across the bitter landscape of her war-torn world to find the first of four magical tomes. Desiring a lasting peace above all else, she and her reluctant companion, Prince Corcoran, travel up pirate-controlled rivers, traverse down the dark alleys of ancient cities, trek through foreboding woods and race across desolate plains to find The Incunabulum Sentanum, The Tome of The Elements. For within this tome resides not only the power to end the wars but also the power to unmake the world itself!

From Development to Dictatorship

From Development to Dictatorship

Bolivia and the Alliance for Progress in the Kennedy Era

  • Author: Thomas C. Field, Jr.
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 0801470447
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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During the most idealistic years of John F. Kennedy’s Alliance for Progress development program, Bolivia was the highest per capita recipient of U.S. foreign aid in Latin America. Nonetheless, Washington’s modernization programs in early 1960s' Bolivia ended up on a collision course with important sectors of the country’s civil society, including radical workers, rebellious students, and a plethora of rightwing and leftwing political parties. In From Development to Dictatorship, Thomas C. Field Jr. reconstructs the untold story of USAID’s first years in Bolivia, including the country’s 1964 military coup d’état. Field draws heavily on local sources to demonstrate that Bolivia’s turn toward anticommunist, development-oriented dictatorship was the logical and practical culmination of the military-led modernization paradigm that provided the liberal underpinnings of Kennedy’s Alliance for Progress. In the process, he explores several underappreciated aspects of Cold War liberal internationalism: the tendency of “development” to encourage authoritarian solutions to political unrest, the connection between modernization theories and the rise of Third World armed forces, and the intimacy between USAID and CIA covert operations. Challenging the conventional dichotomy between ideology and strategy in international politics, From Development to Dictatorship engages with a growing literature on development as a key rubric for understanding the interconnected processes of decolonization and the Cold War.

Evo Morales

Evo Morales

The Extraordinary Rise of the First Indigenous President of Bolivia

  • Author: Martín Sivak
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 9780230109643
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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The fascinating Bolivian president Evo Morales is vying with the brash and provocative leader of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, to be the most influential figure in South American politics today. Since coming into office four years ago, Morales has been intensely critical of the United States, speaking out against the drug war at the United Nations and implementing socialist programs at home, including the nationalization of British Petroleum holdings and other foreign investments. And he has reached out to America's political enemies, including Cuba and Iran. Based on personal interviews and unprecedented access, Sivak traces the rise of Morales from his humble origins in a family of migrant workers to his youth as union organizer and explosion onto the national stage.

Primitive Civilizations

Primitive Civilizations

Or, Outlines of the History of Ownership in Archaic Communities

  • Author: Edith Jemima Simcox
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108021859
  • Category: History
  • Page: 566
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A pioneering comparative analysis of the economic history of ancient societies including Egypt and China, first published in 1897.

A Usable Past

A Usable Past

Essays in European Cultural History

  • Author: William James Bouwsma
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520064386
  • Category: History
  • Page: 444
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"Together the articles form a substantial book which traces the antecedents, characteristics and impact of Renaissance thought and action 'beyond all schools,' with that combination of scholarly precision and personal style which has made Bouwsma one of the most highly respected historians on this continent."--Heiko A. Oberman, University of Arizona "Together the articles form a substantial book which traces the antecedents, characteristics and impact of Renaissance thought and action 'beyond all schools,' with that combination of scholarly precision and personal style which has made Bouwsma one of the most highly respected historians on this continent."--Heiko A. Oberman, University of Arizona

The Tropics and the Traveling Gaze

The Tropics and the Traveling Gaze

India, Landscape, and Science, 1800-1856

  • Author: David John Arnold
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • ISBN: 9780295800943
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 312
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Offers a new interpretation of the history of colonial India and a critical contribution to the understanding of environmental history and the tropical world. Arnold considers the ways in which India�s material environment became increasingly subject to the colonial understanding of landscape and nature, and to the scientific scrutiny of itinerant naturalists.

Focus on World History

Focus on World History

  • Author: Kathy Sammis
  • Publisher: Walch Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780825143670
  • Category: History
  • Page: 140
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Presents activities to engage students, covering early humans, first civilizations, and ancient cultures throughout the world.

The Life and Opinions of General Sir Charles James Napier, G.C.B.

The Life and Opinions of General Sir Charles James Napier, G.C.B.

  • Author: William Francis Patrick Napier
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108027237
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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Napier's heroic and controversial military career is documented in this four-volume biography, published in 1857 by his brother.

The Historical Muhammad

The Historical Muhammad

  • Author: Irving M. Zeitlin
  • Publisher: Polity
  • ISBN: 0745639992
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 181
  • View: 7646
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In his quest for the historical Muhammad, Zeitlin's chief aim is to catch glimpses of the birth of Islam and the role played by its extraordinary founder. Islam, as its Prophet came to conceive it, was a strict and absolute monotheism. How Muhammad had arrived at this view is not a problem for Muslims, who believe that the Prophet received a revelation from Allah or God, mediated by the Angel Gabriel. For scholars, however, interested in placing Muhammad in the historical context of the seventh-century Arabian Peninsula, the source of the Prophets inspiration is a significant question. It is apparent that the two earlier monotheisms, Judaism and Christianity, constituted an influential presence in the Hijaz, the region comprising Mecca and Medina. Indeed, Jewish communities were salient here, especially in Medina and other not-too-distant oases. Moreover, in addition to the presence of Jews and Christians, there existed a third category of individuals, the Hanifs, who, dissatisfied with their polytheistic beliefs, had developed monotheistic ideas. Zeitlin assesses the extent to which these various influences shaped the emergence of Islam and the development of the Prophets beliefs. He also seeks to understand how the process set in motion by Muhammad led, not long after his death, to the establishment of a world empire.

The Ancient American World

The Ancient American World

  • Author: William Leonard Fash,Mary E. Lyons
  • Publisher: Steck-Vaughn
  • ISBN: 0195222474
  • Category: History
  • Page: 170
  • View: 6302
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Middle schoolers never had it so good! Complete your ancient history collection with this series for students in grades 6 -8. A unique and engrossing collaboration between scholars and young adult fiction writers, The World in Ancient Times covers the ancient world from India to Greece, America to China. Each chapter is filled to the brim with the widest possible range of primary sources, giving each history lesson the texture missing from many general introductions.

Indo-Persian Travels in the Age of Discoveries, 1400-1800

Indo-Persian Travels in the Age of Discoveries, 1400-1800

  • Author: Muzaffar Alam,Sanjay Subrahmanyam
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521780411
  • Category: History
  • Page: 399
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A study of Persian travel accounts, dealing with India, Iran and Central Asia between 1400 and 1800.

Narration and Hero

Narration and Hero

Recounting the Deeds of Heroes in Literature and Art of the Early Medieval Period

  • Author: Victor Millet,Heike Sahm
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 311036977X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 457
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The volume provides an overview of the origins of early medieval aristocratic literature. Although there are regional, linguistic and formal differences, one can observe a number of similarities. Oral literature disseminates a range of themes that are shared by narratives in most parts of the continent. The authors address these similarities in Roman, Nordic, Anglo-Saxon and Germanic literature and use different methodologies to explain them.

The Septuagint and Homeric Scholarship in Alexandria

The Septuagint and Homeric Scholarship in Alexandria

A Study in the Narrative of the 'Letter of Aristeas'

  • Author: Sylvie Honigman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134462948
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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The Letter of Aristeas tells the story of how Ptolemy Philadelphus of Egypt commissioned seventy scholars to translate the Hebrew Bible into Greek. Long accepted as a straightforward historical account of a cultural enterprise in Ptolemaic Alexandria, the Letter nevertheless poses serious interpretative problems. Sylvie Honigman argues that the Letter should not be regarded as history, but as a charter myth for diaspora Judaism. She expounds its generic affinities with other works on Jewish history from Ptolemaic Alexandria, and argues that the process of translation was simultaneously a process of establishing an authoritative text, comparable to the work on the text of Homer being carried out by contemporary Greek scholars. The Letter of Aristeas is among the most intriguing literary productions of Ptolemaic Alexandria, and this is the first book-length study to be devoted to it.

Iran

Iran

A Primary Source Cultural Guide

  • Author: Lauren Spencer
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN: 9780823940004
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 128
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An overview of the history and culture of Iran and its people including the geography, myths, arts, daily life, education, industry, and government, with illustrations from primary source documents.

The Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs, the Sons of Jacob

The Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs, the Sons of Jacob

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 102
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