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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.

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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By the early middle ages vernacular aristocratic traditions of heroic narration were firmly established in Western and Northern Europe. 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. In all the European regions, this tradition of heroic narration came into contact with Christianity, which led to modifications. Similar processes of adaptation and transformation can be traced everywhere in this field of early European vernacular narrative. But with the increasing specialization of academic fields over the last half century, inter-disciplinary dialogue has become increasingly difficult. The volume is a contribution to renew the inter-disciplinary dialogue about common themes, topics and motifs in Nordic, Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Germanic literature, and about the different methodologies to explore them.

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
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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.

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

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.

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.

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!

Tarnsman of Gor

Tarnsman of Gor

Gor

  • Author: John Norman
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0575124032
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 171
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Tarl Cabot has always believed himself to be a citizen of Earth. He has no inkling that his destiny is far greater than the small planet he has inhabited for the first twenty-odd years of his life. One frosty winter night in the New England woods, he finds himself transported to the planet of Gor, also known as Counter-Earth, where everything is dramatically different from anything he has ever experienced. It emerges that Tarl is to be trained as a Tarnsman, one of the most honored positions in the rigid, caste-bound Gorean society. He is disciplined by the best teachers and warriors that Gor has to offer...but to what end? This is the first installment of John Norman's wildly popular and controversial Gor series, which has sold millions of copies.

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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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.

Warrior of the Nile

Warrior of the Nile

  • Author: Veronica Scott
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1426896352
  • Category: Fiction
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Egypt, 1500 BC Lady Tiya is bound to the service of the goddess Nephthys, who plans to sacrifice Tiya's body to protect Egypt from an ancient terror. She embarks to meet her grim fate alone but for the hardened warrior Khenet, who is fated to die at her side. Tiya's dreams of love and family now seem impossible, and Khenet, who is the last of his line, knows his culture will die with him. Struggling with the high cost of Nephthys's demands, both resolve to remain loyal. Neither expects the passion that flowers when Tiya's quiet courage and ethereal beauty meet Khenet's firm strength and resolve. On a boat down the Nile, their two lonely souls find in each other a reason to live. But time is short and trust elusive. Without the willing sacrifice of Tiya and Khenet, a great evil will return to Egypt. How could the gods demand their deaths when they've only just begun to live? Book two of The Gods of Egypt 67,000 words

A History of Islamic Societies

A History of Islamic Societies

  • Author: Ira M. Lapidus
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521779333
  • Category: History
  • Page: 970
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An accessible worldwide history of Muslim societies provides updated coverage of each country and region, in a volume that discusses their origins and evolution while offering insight into historical processes that shaped contemporary Islam and surveying its growing influence. Simultaneous. (Social Science)

Warrior Pharaoh

Warrior Pharaoh

A Chronicle of the Life and Deeds of Thutmose III, Great Lion of Egypt, Told in His Own Words to Thaneni the Scribe

  • Author: Richard Gabriel
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595173403
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 624
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Warrior Pharaoh is a work of historical fiction that tells the story of the life and deeds of Pharaoh Thutmose II (1480–1426 B.C.) of Egypt, one of the greatest political and military leaders of the ancient world. Written by one of America’s premier military historians, the attention to historical detail is exceeded only by the story’s fast pace and riveting adventure as the author tells the tale of Thutmose’s early life, rise to power, defeat of his enemies, and rule over Egypt in the 15 century B.C. The portrayal of life, love and war in ancient Egypt offers a historical tale of human adventure from which the reader will learn much about how best, from the personal perspectives of those who lived and made it.

Jaguar and Five Rabbit

Jaguar and Five Rabbit

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  • Author: Norris Peery
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 059578304X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 272
  • View: 7538
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Within these pages lives a story of love, of friendships, and of families, which are imbedded within a place and time, where the most diametrically opposite of human values existed and survived side-by-side, where heaven and hell daily rubbed their social elbows, and each of their elements were ever threatening the survival of their counterpart. Here is a story of people caught between the gears and wheels of their god's invisible machinery that daily drives their universe. Here is portrayed both the physical and psychological landscape of a time whose structures, writings, and beliefs have now been systematically destroyed by a new foreign master and a new foreign religion, which has a so-called "Modern Strategy" about blood sacrifice and intellectual domination. Here is the story of lovers, whose powerful desire to be forever together, is the magic that guides them through an ever-fluxing nightmare that is their reality. The story opens in the capitol city of the Aztec Empire during the night of November the 8th in the year 1516 CE.

A History of Egypt Under the Pharaohs

A History of Egypt Under the Pharaohs

Derived Entirely from the Monuments, to which is Added a Discourse on the Exodus of the Israelites

  • Author: Heinrich Karl Brugsch
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Egypt
  • Page: N.A
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A history of Egypt under the Pharaohs, derived entirely from the monuments, tr. by H.D. Seymour, completed and ed. by P. Smith. To which is added a Memoir on the exodus of the Israelites and the Egyptian monuments

A history of Egypt under the Pharaohs, derived entirely from the monuments, tr. by H.D. Seymour, completed and ed. by P. Smith. To which is added a Memoir on the exodus of the Israelites and the Egyptian monuments

  • Author: Heinrich Karl Brugsch
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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A History of Egypt Under the Pharaohs

A History of Egypt Under the Pharaohs

Derived Entirely from the Monuments, to which is Added a Discourse on the Exodus of the Israelites

  • Author: Heinrich Brugsch
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Egypt
  • Page: N.A
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Beyond Tribalism

Beyond Tribalism

Managing Identities in a Diverse World

  • Author: Celia de Anca
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137000937
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 299
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In the past, neo-tribalism in a Western context has been feared as leading to blindness or irrationality. In today's business world, tribalism represents a conscious separation of the individual ego for the good of the community. This is the key to understanding the success of the most innovative businesses in the 21st century.