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Secrecy and Deceit

Secrecy and Deceit

The Religion of the Crypto-Jews

  • Author: David Martin Gitlitz
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 9780826328137
  • Category: History
  • Page: 677
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Secrecy and Deceit documents the religious customs of the Iberian Jews who converted to Catholicism, largely under duress, in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Although many of the converts quickly melded into the Catholic mainstream, thousands of others and their descendents strove to preserve their Jewish culture despite the efforts of the Inquisition to suppress them. The book details crypto-Jewish culture in Spain, Portugal, and their American colonies, principally Mexico, Peru, and Brazil. The author uses Inquisition records, chronicles, rabbinical rulings, letters, eyewitness accounts, religious books, and other historical documents to give the most thorough and accurate picture of crypto-Jews ever cataloged. This book raises questions about living outside a Jewish community and what happens to religions of approximation.

Secrecy

Secrecy

The American Experience

  • Author: Daniel Patrick Moynihan
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300080797
  • Category: History
  • Page: 262
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Traces the development of secrecy as a government policy over the twentieth century and its adverse effects on Cold War policy making

The Culture of Secrecy

The Culture of Secrecy

Britain, 1832-1998

  • Author: David Vincent
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780198203070
  • Category: History
  • Page: 364
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This is the first, comprehensive study of secrecy in modern British history. Professor Vincent examines how and why secrets have been kept, and how systems of control have been constructed - and challenged - over the past hundred and sixty years. It is the only book to place current controversies over freedom of information in the context of the development of the liberal state since 1832.

Government Secrecy

Government Secrecy

  • Author: Susan Maret
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 0857243896
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 464
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Divided into six sections, this title examines Government secrecy (GS) in a variety of contexts, including comparative examination of government control of information, new definitions, categories, censorship, ethics, and secrecy's relationship with freedom of information and transparency.

Victorian Secrecy

Victorian Secrecy

Economies of Knowledge and Concealment

  • Author: Denise Tischler Millstein
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317002148
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 238
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Whether commercial, personal, political, professional, or spiritual, knowledge was capital for the Victorians in their ongoing project of constructing a modern information-based society. Victorian Secrecy explores the myriad ways in which knowledge was both zealously accumulated and jealously guarded by individuals, institutions, and government entities in Victorian Britain. Offering a wide variety of critical approaches and disciplinary perspectives, the contributors examine secretive actors with respect to a broad range of subjects, including the narrator in Tess of the d'Urbervilles, John Henry Newman's autobiographical novel Loss and Gain, Richard Dadd's The Fairy Feller's Masterstroke, modes of detection in Bleak House, the secret history of Harriet Martineau's role in the repeal of the Corn Law, and Victorian stage magicians. Taken together, the essays provide a richly textured account of which modes of hiding and revealing articulate secrets in Victorian literature and culture; how social relations are formed and reformed in relationship to secrecy; and what was at stake individually, aesthetically, and culturally in the Victorians' clandestine activities.

The Torment of Secrecy

The Torment of Secrecy

The Background and Consequences of American Secruity Policies

  • Author: Edward Shils
  • Publisher: Ivan R. Dee
  • ISBN: 1461720605
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 259
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Edward Shils's The Torment of Secrecy is one of the few minor classics to emerge from the cold war years of anticommunism and McCarthyism in the United States. Mr. Shils's "torment" is not only that of the individual caught up in loyalty and security procedures; it is also the torment of the accuser and judge. This essay in sociological analysis and political philosophy considers the cold war preoccupation with espionage, sabotage, and subversion at home, assessing the magnitude of such threats and contrasting it to the agitation—by lawmakers, investigators, and administrators—so wildly directed against the "enemy." Mr. Shils's examination of a recurring American characteristic is as timely as ever. "Brief...lucid... brilliant."—American Political Science Review. "A fine, sophisticated analysis of American social metabolism."—New Republic. "An excitingly lucid and intelligent work on a subject of staggering importance...the social preconditions of political democracy."—Social Forces.

Secrecy in Religions

Secrecy in Religions

  • Author: Kees W. Bolle
  • Publisher: Brill Archive
  • ISBN: 9789004083424
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 164
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Secrecy in US Foreign Policy

Secrecy in US Foreign Policy

Nixon, Kissinger and the Rapprochement with China

  • Author: Yukinori Komine
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9780754672722
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 287
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Secrecy in US Foreign Policy examines the pursuit of strict secrecy by President Nixon and his National Security Advisor Kissinger in foreign policy decision making in relation to the US rapprochement with China. Newly declassified materials help to identify key questions and highlight the dynamics of events.

Codes

Codes

The Guide to Secrecy From Ancient to Modern Times

  • Author: Richard A. Mollin
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9781420035087
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 704
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From the Rosetta Stone to public-key cryptography, the art and science of cryptology has been used to unlock the vivid history of ancient cultures, to turn the tide of warfare, and to thwart potential hackers from attacking computer systems. Codes: The Guide to Secrecy from Ancient to Modern Times explores the depth and breadth of the field, remaining accessible to the uninitiated while retaining enough rigor for the seasoned cryptologist. The book begins by tracing the development of cryptology from that of an arcane practice used, for example, to conceal alchemic recipes, to the modern scientific method that is studied and employed today. The remainder of the book explores the modern aspects and applications of cryptography, covering symmetric- and public-key cryptography, cryptographic protocols, key management, message authentication, e-mail and Internet security, and advanced applications such as wireless security, smart cards, biometrics, and quantum cryptography. The author also includes non-cryptographic security issues and a chapter devoted to information theory and coding. Nearly 200 diagrams, examples, figures, and tables along with abundant references and exercises complement the discussion. Written by leading authority and best-selling author on the subject Richard A. Mollin, Codes: The Guide to Secrecy from Ancient to Modern Times is the essential reference for anyone interested in this exciting and fascinating field, from novice to veteran practitioner.

The Genesis of Secrecy

The Genesis of Secrecy

On the Interpretation of Narrative

  • Author: Frank Kermode
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674345355
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 169
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Analyzes in detail the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John to understand how meaning is concealed and how it is revealed