Category: Regional

  • Download E-books From Leningrad to Hungary: Notes of a Red Army Soldier, 1941-1946 (Soviet (Russian) Study of War) PDF

    By David M. Glantz

    This new publication is a chronological narrative of the studies of Evgenii Moniushko, who lived via and survived the 1st 12 months of the siege of Leningrad and who served as a junior officer within the purple military over the past eighteen months of struggle and the 1st 12 months of the Soviet profession of Czechoslovakia and Hungary. 

    This quantity presents an intensely human view of day-by-day military lifestyles either in strive against and garrison responsibility and special views at the stipulations he and different junior officials and customary infantrymen persisted whereas in military service.

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  • Download E-books The Great Wall: A Cultural History PDF

    By Carlos Rojas

    Carlos Rojas offers a sweeping survey of the old and political value of 1 of the world’s so much recognizable monuments. even though the elegance of the good Wall has develop into nearly synonymous with its mammoth dimension, the structure’s conceptual coherence is de facto grounded at the tenuous and ephemeral tales we inform approximately it. those tales supply lifestyles to the Wall and aid safe its carry on our collective mind's eye, whereas even as allowing it to continually reinvent itself in response to the desires of every new era.

    Through an exam of allusions to the Wall in an eclectic array of texts―ranging from reputable dynastic histories, elite poetry, and well known folktales, to modern vacationer testimonials, children’s songs, and avant-garde functionality art―this research maps out a provocative new framework for knowing the structure’s functionality and significance.

    This quantity techniques the Wall throughout the tales we inform and contends that it really is accurately during this cultural heritage that we may perhaps locate the Wall’s real that means, including the key of its greatness.

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  • Download E-books Book for the Hour of Recreation (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe) PDF

    María de San José Salazar (1548-1603) took the veil as a Discalced ("barefoot") Carmelite nun in 1571, changing into one in every of Teresa of Avila's most crucial collaborators in non secular reform and serving as prioress of the Seville and Lisbon convents. in the parameters of the stern Catholic Reformation in Spain, María fiercely defended women's rights to outline their very own religious event and to educate, motivate, and lead different ladies in reforming their church.

    María wrote this publication as a safeguard of the Discalced perform of surroundings apart hours every day for dialog, song, and staging of non secular performs. Casting the e-book within the kind of a discussion, María demonstrates via fictional conversations between a gaggle of nuns in the course of their hours of game how girls might function very potent religious lecturers for every different. The e-book comprises one of many first biographical photos of Teresa and Maria's own account of the bothered founding of the Discalced convent at Seville, in addition to her tribulations as an Inquisitional suspect. wealthy in allusions to women's affective relationships within the early smooth convent, Book for the Hour of Recreation additionally serves for example of ways a lady may possibly write whilst really freed from clerical censorship and expectations.

    A designated creation and notes by means of Alison Weber supply ancient and biographical context for Amanda Powell's fluid translation.
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  • Download E-books Progress in Regional Cancer Therapy PDF

    By L. Domellöf (auth.), Professor Dr. Raimund Jakesz, Professor Dr. Hugo Rainer (eds.)

    Present wisdom in nearby melanoma treatment is gifted during this quantity. the most recent examine addresses the questions of optimum drug improvement, the simplest galenic shape and time table to manage tissue distribution on the tumor web site and effective remedy of particular anatomical regions.

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  • Download E-books Cultural Geography: A Critical Introduction PDF

    This ebook presents a serious evaluate of the transformation of cultural geography which has happened during the last 20 years. Cultural Geography explains cultural switch in several geographical settings, from the politics of way of life to the creation and intake of landscapes, to the politics of sexuality, gender, race, and nationality.

    • Analyses contemporary variations in cultural geographic concept, while salvaging the main invaluable points of older traditions.
    • Encourages debate over the ideology of tradition, the creation of price and the function of cultural fight in reproducing social life.
    • Illustrates cultural geographic concept utilizing examples of latest "culture wars".
    • Adopts an procedure that is either obtainable and significant to the complex scholar, by means of pertaining to tough recommendations to modern issues.
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  • Download E-books Virtual Geographies: Bodies, Space and Relations (Sussex Studies in Culture and Communication) PDF

    This ebook examines the interrelationship among telecommunications and tourism in shaping the character of house, position and the city at the top of the 20 th century. They talk about how those brokers are instrumental within the creation of homogenous world-spaces, and the way htese, in flip, presuppose new different types of political and cultural identity.

    Virtual Geographies explores how new verbal exchange applied sciences are getting used to provide new geographies and new varieties of house. top members from quite a lot of disciplines together with geography, sociology, philosophy and literature:
    * examine how visions of our on-line world were constructed
    * supply a serious evaluate of the prestige of digital environments and geographies
    * discover how digital environments reshape the best way we expect and write concerning the global. This publication units fresh technological advancements in a old and geographical standpoint to provide a clearer view of the hot vistas forward.
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  • Download E-books Local and Regional Systems of Innovation PDF

    By John de la Mothe, Gilles Paquet (auth.), John de La Mothe, Gilles Paquet (eds.)

    In an period of excessive globalization, the serious function of the quarter as a middle for fiscal improvement has occasionally been ignored. in addition, innovation is more and more being famous as being a serious driving force of financial development and improvement. in spite of the fact that, innovation is not any longer being visible as a functionality of analysis and improvement; neither is R&D being obvious as being adequate for the construction of technology-intensive industries and the dear financial spillovers that bring about excessive value-added jobs and exports. certainly, even more than ever ahead of, it's the combination of things that contributes to innovation - ranging over abilities, finance, creation, user-producer linkages, the potential of organisations to benefit, and multilayered executive guidelines - that make neighborhood areas the favorites of fortune.
    utilizing an evolutionary financial viewpoint, and drawing on various disciplines and finished students, Local and neighborhood structures ofInnovation explores vital concerns at a conceptual, methodological and comparative point touching on how profitable destinations truly build their comparative advantage.

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  • Download E-books Race Men (The W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures) PDF

    By Hazel V. Carby

    Who are the "race males" status for black the USA? it's a query Hazel Carby rejects, besides its long-standing assumption: specific form of black male can symbolize the race. A searing critique of definitions of black masculinity at paintings in American tradition, Race Men indicates how those defining photos play out socially, culturally, and politically for black and white society--and how they exclude ladies altogether.

    Carby starts off via photos of black masculinity within the paintings of W. E. B. Du Bois. Her research of The Souls of Black Folk unearths the slim and inflexible code of masculinity that Du Bois utilized to racial fulfillment and advancement--a code that is still implicitly yet firmly in position this present day within the paintings of celebrated African American male intellectuals. The occupation of Paul Robeson, the song of Huddie Ledbetter, and the writings of C. L. R. James on cricket and at the Haitian progressive, Toussaint L'Ouverture, supply extra facts of the social and political makes use of of representations of black masculinity.

    In the track of Miles Davis and the novels of Samuel R. Delany, Carby unearths separate yet comparable demanding situations to conventions of black masculinity. interpreting Hollywood movies, she strains during the profession of Danny Glover the improvement of a cultural narrative that provides to solve racial contradictions by means of pairing black and white men--still leaving ladies out of the picture.

    A robust assertion by means of an important voice between black feminists, Race Men holds out the wish that by way of figuring out how society has relied upon affirmations of masculinity to solve social and political crises, we will be able to discover ways to go beyond them.

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  • Download E-books Arguing the Just War in Islam PDF

    By John Kelsay

    Jihad, with its many terrifying institutions, is a time period normal this day, although its which means is poorly grasped. Few humans comprehend the conditions requiring a jihad, or "holy" warfare, or how Islamic militants justify their violent activities in the framework of the non secular culture of Islam. How Islam, with multiple billion fans, translates jihad and establishes its precepts has develop into a severe factor for either the Muslim and the non-Muslim world.

    John Kelsay's well timed and critical paintings makes a speciality of jihad of the sword in Islamic proposal, background, and tradition. applying unique assets, Kelsay delves into the culture of shari'a--Islamic jurisprudence and reasoning--and indicates the way it defines jihad because the Islamic analogue of the Western "just" struggle. He strains the arguments of thinkers over the centuries who've debated the legitimacy of battle via appeals to shari'a reasoning. He brings us as much as the current and demonstrates how modern Muslims around the political spectrum proceed this quest for a pragmatic ethics of warfare in the Islamic tradition.

    Arguing the simply battle in Islam offers a scientific account of the way Islam's valuable texts interpret jihad, guiding us during the old precedents and Qur'anic resources upon which contemporary claims to doctrinal fact and legit authority are made. In illuminating the wide spectrum of Islam's ethical issues of the simply conflict, Kelsay is helping Muslims and non-Muslims alike make experience of the probabilities for destiny warfare and peace.

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  • Download E-books The Politics of Transition in Central Asia and the Caucasus: Enduring Legacies and Emerging Challenges (Central Asian Studies) PDF

    Most books at the Caucasus and principal Asia are country-by-country reviews. This e-book, however, fills a spot in significant Eurasian experiences as one of many few comparative case examine books on important Eurasia, protecting either the Caucasus and principal Asia; it considers key issues correct around the areas highlighting either political switch and continuity.  Comparative case examine chapters, written by means of neighborhood specialists from numerous methodological backgrounds, supply historic context, and evaluation Soviet political legacies and rising coverage results. Key subject matters contain: the numerous kinds and assets of authoritarianism; political competition and protest politics; predetermined results of post-Soviet fiscal offerings; social and balance affects of usual source wealth; adaptations in academic reform; overseas norm impression on gender coverage and the ability of human rights activists.  total, the ebook presents an intensive, up to date evaluation of what's more and more turning into an important zone of concern.

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