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The British in India - Three Centuries of Ambition and Experience (Hardcover): David Gilmour The British in India - Three Centuries of Ambition and Experience (Hardcover)
David Gilmour 1
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A SUNDAY TIMES, THE TIMES, SPECTATOR, NEW STATESMAN, TLS BOOK OF THE YEAR The British in this book lived in India from shortly after the reign of Elizabeth I until well into the reign of Elizabeth II. Who were they? What drove these men and women to risk their lives on long voyages down the Atlantic and across the Indian Ocean or later via the Suez Canal? And when they got to India, what did they do and how did they live? This book explores the lives of the many different sorts of Briton who went to India: viceroys and offcials, soldiers and missionaries, planters and foresters, merchants, engineers, teachers and doctors. It evokes the three and a half centuries of their ambitions and experiences, together with the lives of their families, recording the diversity of their work and their leisure, and the complexity of their relationships with the peoples of India. It also describes the lives of many who did not fit in with the usual image of the Raj: the tramps and rascals, the men who 'went native', the women who scorned the role of the traditional memsahib. David Gilmour has spent decades researching in archives, studying the papers of many people who have never been written about before, to create a magnificent tapestry of British life in India. It is exceptional work of scholarly recovery portrays individuals with understanding and humour, and makes an original and engaging contribution to a long and important period of British and Indian history.

River Town - Two Years on the Yangtze (Paperback, Reissue): Peter Hessler River Town - Two Years on the Yangtze (Paperback, Reissue)
Peter Hessler
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When Peter Hessler went to China in the late 1990s, he expected to spend a couple of peaceful years teaching English in the town of Fuling on the Yangtze River. But what he experienced - the natural beauty, cultural tension, and complex process of understanding that takes place when one is thrust into a radically different society - surpassed anything he could have imagined. Hessler observes firsthand how major events such as the death of Deng Xiaoping, the return of Hong Kong to the mainland, and the controversial consturction of the Three Gorges Dam have affected even the people of a remote town like Fuling. Poignant, thoughtful and utterly compelling, River Town is an unforgettable portrait of a place caught mid-river in time, much like China itself - a country seeking to understand both what it was and what it will one day become.

The Tears of the Rajas - Mutiny, Money and Marriage in India 1805-1905 (Paperback): Ferdinand Mount The Tears of the Rajas - Mutiny, Money and Marriage in India 1805-1905 (Paperback)
Ferdinand Mount 1
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The Tears of the Rajasis a sweeping history of the British in India, seen through the experiences of a single Scottish family. For a century the Lows of Clatto survived mutiny, siege, debt and disease, everywhere from the heat of Madras to the Afghan snows. They lived through the most appalling atrocities and retaliated with some of their own. Each of their lives, remarkable in itself, contributes to the story of the whole fragile and imperilled, often shockingly oppressive and devious but now and then heroic and poignant enterprise. On the surface, John and Augusta Low and their relations may seem imperturbable, but in their letters and diaries they often reveal their loneliness and desperation and their doubts about what they are doing in India. The Lows are the family of the author's grandmother, and a recurring theme of the book is his own discovery of them and of those parts of the history of the British in India which posterity has preferred to forget. The book brings to life not only the most dramatic incidents of their careers - the massacre at Vellore, the conquest of Java, the deposition of the boy-king of Oudh, the disasters in Afghanistan, the Reliefs of Lucknow and Chitral - but also their personal ordeals: the bankruptcies in Scotland and Calcutta, the plagues and fevers, the deaths of children and deaths in childbirth. And it brings to life too the unrepeatable strangeness of their lives: the camps and the palaces they lived in, the balls and the flirtations in the hill stations, and the hot slow rides through the dust. An epic saga of love, war, intrigue and treachery, The Tears of the Rajas is surely destined to become a classic of its kind.

The Middle East - 2000 Years Of History From The Rise Of Christianity to the Present Day (Paperback, New ed): Bernard Lewis The Middle East - 2000 Years Of History From The Rise Of Christianity to the Present Day (Paperback, New ed)
Bernard Lewis
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An examination of how history has shaped the identity of the Middle East. Most of its modern states are of recent origin, yet the region is the birthplace of three religions and many civilizations. Bernard Lewis, a world respected historian of the Middle East, discusses the countries and frontiers, their religions and communities, language and loyalties, and Middle Eastern perceptions of outsiders. He also considers the effect of alien ideas and influences including liberalism, nationalism, fascism, socialism and democracy.

Monarchy in South East Asia - The Faces of Tradition in Transition (Hardcover, New Ed): Roger Kershaw Monarchy in South East Asia - The Faces of Tradition in Transition (Hardcover, New Ed)
Roger Kershaw
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This title is the first study to relate the history and contemporary role of the South East Asian monarchy to the politics of the region today. Comprehensive & up-to-date, Monarchy in South East Asia features an historical and political overview of
*Cambodia
*Thailand
*Malaysia
*Brunei
*Indonesia
*Laos
*as well as the region in general.
The excellent coverage of this fascinating subject should be of interest to general reader as well as to specialists focusing on region.

The Ottoman Empire - 1300-1600 (Paperback, New Ed): Halil Inalcik The Ottoman Empire - 1300-1600 (Paperback, New Ed)
Halil Inalcik
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Covering the greatest three centuries of Turkish history, this book tells the story of the Ottoman Empire's growth into a vast Middle Eastern Power. Born as a military frontier principality at the turn of the Fourteenth century, Turkey developed into the dominant force in Anatolia and the Balkans, growing to become the most powerful Islamic state after 1517 when it incorporated the old Arab lands. This distinctively Eastern culture, with all its detail and intricacies, is explored here by a pre-eminent scholar of Turkish history. He gives a striking picture of the prominence of religion and warfare in everyday life as well as the traditions of statecraft, administration, social values, financial and land policies. The definitive account, this is an indispensable companion to anyone with an interest in Islam, Turkey and the Balkans.

The Thirty-Year Genocide - Turkey's Destruction of Its Christian Minorities, 1894-1924 (Hardcover): Benny Morris, Dror... The Thirty-Year Genocide - Turkey's Destruction of Its Christian Minorities, 1894-1924 (Hardcover)
Benny Morris, Dror Zeevi
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A reappraisal of the giant massacres perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire, and then the Turkish Republic, against their Christian minorities. Between 1894 and 1924, three waves of violence swept across Anatolia, targeting the region's Christian minorities, who had previously accounted for 20 percent of the population. By 1924, the Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks had been reduced to 2 percent. Most historians have treated these waves as distinct, isolated events, and successive Turkish governments presented them as an unfortunate sequence of accidents. The Thirty-Year Genocide is the first account to show that the three were actually part of a single, continuing, and intentional effort to wipe out Anatolia's Christian population. The years in question, the most violent in the recent history of the region, began during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Abdulhamid II, continued under the Young Turks, and ended during the first years of the Turkish Republic founded by Ataturk. Yet despite the dramatic swing from the Islamizing autocracy of the sultan to the secularizing republicanism of the post-World War I period, the nation's annihilationist policies were remarkably constant, with continual recourse to premeditated mass killing, homicidal deportation, forced conversion, mass rape, and brutal abduction. And one thing more was a constant: the rallying cry of jihad. While not justified under the teachings of Islam, the killing of two million Christians was effected through the calculated exhortation of the Turks to create a pure Muslim nation. Revelatory and impeccably researched, Benny Morris and Dror Ze'evi's account is certain to transform how we see one of modern history's most horrific events.

Cycles (Paperback): Ilkka Uimonen Cycles (Paperback)
Ilkka Uimonen
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Since 2000, Ilkka Uimonen has been photographing the seemingly endless cycle of violence between Israelis and Palestinians--seeking all the while to illuminate both sides of the story. Surrounded by history, he represented the present, knowing that one could never truly photograph the past. The images in Cycles do not follow the chronology of the events--they are very much Uimonen's personal narratives of his experiences. The sequence of 60 photographs of combatants and innocents is presented without an introduction: the violence and defining sentiments require none. All of the images are full bleed, and collectively provide a mesmeric testimony to the aggression, despair, and pride that exist without boundaries in Palestine. The starkness of Cycles closely reflects Uimonen's stark realism.

People, Land and Water in the Arab Middle East - Environments and Landscapes in the Bilad ash-Sham (Hardcover): Fidelity... People, Land and Water in the Arab Middle East - Environments and Landscapes in the Bilad ash-Sham (Hardcover)
Fidelity Lancaster
R2,262 Discovery Miles 22 620 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The result of 25 years of research with different tribal groups in the Arabian peninsula, this study focuses on ethnographic description of Arab tribal societies in five regions of the peninsula, with comparative material from others. Having become aware of the depth in time of Arab tribal structures, the authors have developed a view of Arabic tribal discourse where "tribe" is seen as essentially an identity that confers access to a social structure and its processes. This insight enables the authors to clarify tribal processes of land use and resource management which are normally "invisible," as they leave few written records and the archaeological remains are notoriously difficult to date. The contextual nature of description by local users leads to a reevaluation of social categories, and to an awareness of relationships between bedouin and peasant, tribesman and townsman. A detailed appreciation of the different agricultural, pastoral and fishing practices of the region is presented, together with the underpinning of indigenous theories of land use and resource management. This detailed monograph incorporates many theoretical aspects, including concepts of indigenous theories

Raj - The Making and Unmaking of British India (Paperback, Reissue): Lawrence James Raj - The Making and Unmaking of British India (Paperback, Reissue)
Lawrence James 2
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This is the brilliantly told story of one of the wonders of the modern world - how in less than a hundred years the British made themselves masters of India. They ruled it for another hundred, departing in 1947, leaving behind the independent states of India and Pakistan. British rule taught Indians to see themselves as Indians and its benefits included railways, hospitals, law and a universal language. But the Raj, outwardly so monolithic and magnificent, was always precarious. Its masters knew that it rested ultimately on the goodwill of Indians. This is a new look at a subject rich in incident and character; the India of the Raj was that of Clive, Kipling, Curzon and Gandhi and a host of lesser known others. RAJ will provoke debate, for it sheds new light on Mountbatten and the events of 1946-47 which ended an exercise in benign autocracy and an experiment in altruism.
 

Directorate S - The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan (Paperback): Steve Coll Directorate S - The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan (Paperback)
Steve Coll
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Ancient Egypt (Paperback): David Pickering Ancient Egypt (Paperback)
David Pickering
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The ancient Egyptians have fascinated and enthralled millions down the centuries. With extensive scientific knowledge, splendid architecture, and many artistic and cultural achievements, their civilization stood apart as being ahead of its time. This compact and informative guide is perfect for all those studying ancient Egypt, visiting the sights, or curious to find out more about this fascinating period. Includes a wide range of topics such as geography, including how the Nile added to the success of their civilization; history, including a timeline spanning 3,000 years from 3100BC to 395AD and covering each dynastic period; religion, including the role of the gods and goddesses, and pharaohs, including Cheops, Nefertiti, and Tutankhamun. The section on life in ancient Egypt details the different levels in society, the jobs, family life, and leisure activities. Learning and knowledge are covered, focusing on the hieroglyphs and the scribes. The armies, weapons, and armor are discussed in the section on wear, while funeral rites and mummification are detailed in the section on death in ancient Egypt. Lastly, contemporary Egypt is discussed, including archaeology, discoveries, and what a visit is like today.

Japenese Encounters With Postmod (Hardcover): Yoshio Sugimoto Japenese Encounters With Postmod (Hardcover)
Yoshio Sugimoto; Edited by Johann Pall Arnason
R3,374 Discovery Miles 33 740 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is the first systematic study of the sociological debate on postmodernity in the Japanese context. The volume consists of a collection of twelve papers that explore the idea of postmodernity primarily from sociological perspectives, covering a wide range of domains including work, feminism, communication, science and technology, social stratification, fine arts and literature. The contributors come from diverse disciplines ranging from sociology and history to political science and linguistics. They include advocates of postmodern theories and postmodernist analyses of Japanese society, as well as critics who argue that a suitably revised theory of modernity is still the most adequate framework for comparing Japan and the West. Others take the view that an intermediate position might be more productive and that a qualified or provisional version of postmodernism can throw new light on issues traditionally neglected by social theory. While the postmodernity debate has been carried out chiefly in the context of European and American experiences, this book paves the way for the postmodernity question to be explored in the non-western but highly industrialised setting of Japan, and brings forward a series of open-ended questions about the bias in the debate. Written by academics based in universities in Japan and Australia, the volume itself is postmodern in its internal diversity and multicultural orientation.

Cambridge Studies in US Foreign Relations - Educating the Empire: American Teachers and Contested Colonization in the... Cambridge Studies in US Foreign Relations - Educating the Empire: American Teachers and Contested Colonization in the Philippines (Hardcover)
Sarah Steinbock-Pratt
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This book examines how education contributed to the creation of US empire in the Philippines by focusing on American teachers and the Filipinos with whom they lived and worked. While education was located at the heart of the imperial project, used to justify empire, the implementation of schooling in the islands deviated from the expectations of the colonial state. American teachers at times upheld, adapted, circumvented, or entirely disregarded colonial policy. Despite the language of white masculinity that imbued imperial discourse, the appointment of white women and black men as teachers allowed them to claim roles and identities that transformed understandings of gender and race. Filipinos also used the American educational system to articulate their own understandings of empire. In this context, schools were a microcosm for the colonial state, with contestations over education often standing in for the colonial relationship itself.

Farthest Field - An Indian Story of the Second World War (Hardcover): Raghu Karnad Farthest Field - An Indian Story of the Second World War (Hardcover)
Raghu Karnad 1
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Winner of the 2019 Windham-Campbell Prize for Nonfiction. Described as `a masterpiece' by critics, this remarkable book tells the story of war through the lives and deaths of a single family. Absolutely unforgettable new writing. Three young men gazed at him from silver-framed photographs in his grandmother's house, `beheld but not noticed, as angels are in a frieze full of mortal strugglers'. They had all been in the Second World War, a fact that surprised him. Indians had never figured in his idea of the war, nor the war in his idea of India - and he thought that he had a good idea of both. One of them, Bobby, even looked a bit like him, but Raghu Karnad had not noticed until he was the same age as they were in their photo-frames. Then he learned about the Parsi boy from the sleepy south Indian coast, so eager to follow his brothers-in-law into the colonial forces and onto the front line. Manek, dashing and confident, was a pilot with India's fledgling air force; gentle Ganny became an army doctor in the arid North-West Frontier. Bobby's pursuit would carry him as far as the deserts of Iraq and the green hell of the Burma battlefront. The years 1939-45 might be the most revered, deplored and replayed in modern history. Yet India's extraordinary role has been concealed, from itself and from the world. In riveting prose, Karnad retrieves the story of a single family - a story of love, rebellion, loyalty and uncertainty - and with it, the greatest revelation that is India's Second World War. Farthest Field narrates the lost epic of India's war, in which the largest volunteer army in history (2.5m men) fought for the British Empire, even as its countrymen fought to be free of it. It carries us from Madras to Peshawar, Egypt to Burma - unfolding the saga of a young family amazed by their swiftly changing world and swept up in its violence.

The Modi Effect - Inside Narendra Modi's campaign to transform India (Paperback): Lance Price The Modi Effect - Inside Narendra Modi's campaign to transform India (Paperback)
Lance Price 1
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How did a 'chai wallah' who sold tea on trains as a boy become Prime Minister of India? On May 16, 2014, Narendra Modi was declared the winner of the largest election ever conducted anywhere in the world, having fought a campaign unlike any before. Political parties in Britain, Australia and North America pride themselves on the sophistication of their election strategies, but Modi's campaign was a master-class in modern electioneering. His team created an election machine that broke new ground in the use of social media, the Internet, mobile phones and digital technologies. Modi took part in thousands of public events, but in such a vast country it was impossible to visit every town and village. The solution? A 'virtual Modi' - a life-size 3D hologram - beamed to parts he could not reach in person. These pioneering techniques brought millions of young people to the ballot box - the holy grail of election strategists everywhere - as Modi trounced the governing Congress Party led by the Gandhi dynasty. Former BBC correspondent and Downing Street communications expert Lance Price has been granted exclusive access to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his team of advisers. With complete freedom to tell it as he finds it, he details Modi's rise to power, the extraordinary election victory and its aftermath. The Modi Effect: Inside Narendra Modi's campaign to transform India lifts the lid on a whole new box of tricks, where message-management and IT wizardry combined to create a vote-winning colossus of awesome potency.

Yemen in Crisis - The Road to War (Paperback): Helen Lackner Yemen in Crisis - The Road to War (Paperback)
Helen Lackner
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Expert analysis of Yemen's social and political crisis, with profound implications for the fate of the Arab World The democratic promise of the 2011 Arab Spring has unraveled in Yemen, triggering a disastrous crisis of civil war, famine, militarization, and governmental collapse with serious implications for the future of the region. Fueled by Arab and Western intervention, the civil war has quickly escalated, resulting in thousands killed and millions close to starvation. Suffering from a collapsed economy, the people of Yemen face a desperate choice between the Huthi rebels on the one side and the internationally recognized government propped up by the Saudi-led coalition and Western arms on the other. In this invaluable analysis, Helen Lackner uncovers the roots of the social and political conflicts that threaten the very survival of the state and its people. With a new preface exploring the U.S.'s central role in the crisis.

The Future Is Asian - Commerce, Conflict, and Culture in the 21st Century (Hardcover): Parag Khanna The Future Is Asian - Commerce, Conflict, and Culture in the 21st Century (Hardcover)
Parag Khanna 1
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Macedonian Phalangite vs Persian Warrior - Alexander confronts the Achaemenids, 334-331 BC (Paperback): Murray Dahm Macedonian Phalangite vs Persian Warrior - Alexander confronts the Achaemenids, 334-331 BC (Paperback)
Murray Dahm; Illustrated by Peter Dennis
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In August 334 BC, Alexander the Great invaded the Persian Empire and systematically set about its conquest. At the core of Alexander's army were 10,000 members of the phalanx, the phalangites. Armed with a long pike and fighting in formations up to 16 ranks deep, these grizzled veterans were the mainstay of the Macedonian army.

Facing them were the myriad armies of the peoples that made up the Persian Empire. At the centre of these forces was the formation known as the Immortals: 10,000 elite infantry, armed with spears and bows.

In this study, a noted authority assesses the origins, combat role and battlefield performance of Alexander's phalangites and their Persian opponents in three key battles of the era - the Granicus River, Issus and Gaugamela - at the dawn of a new way of waging war.

The Grand Mufti - Haj Amin al-Hussaini, Founder of the Palestinian National Movement (Hardcover): Zvi Elpeleg, Shmuel Himelstein The Grand Mufti - Haj Amin al-Hussaini, Founder of the Palestinian National Movement (Hardcover)
Zvi Elpeleg, Shmuel Himelstein; Translated by David Harvey
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A former military governor of Arab areas under Israeli occupation chronicles the life and career of Hussaini (1893-1974), from his early days in Jerusalem, through his Palestinian nationalist work during the 1920s and 1930s, his eclipse after 1948, and his continuing influence on the Palestinian movement.

Group Psychology Of The Japanese (Hardcover): Toshio Iritani Group Psychology Of The Japanese (Hardcover)
Toshio Iritani
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In an expansion and translation of his 1986 Japanese study, Iritani (social psychology, Tokai U.) draws on new information that has become available since the death of the Japanese emperor Hirohito in 1989, to examine the relationships between the government and the people from the beginning of mili"

Spies of No Country - Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel (Hardcover): Matti Friedman Spies of No Country - Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel (Hardcover)
Matti Friedman
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"Wondrous . . . Compelling . . . Piercing." --The New York Times Book Review Award-winning writer Matti Friedman's tale of Israel's first spies has all the tropes of an espionage novel, including duplicity, betrayal, disguise, clandestine meetings, the bluff, and the double bluff--but it's all true. The four spies at the center of this story were part of a ragtag unit known as the Arab Section, conceived during World War II by British spies and Jewish militia leaders in Palestine. Intended to gather intelligence and carry out sabotage and assassinations, the unit consisted of Jews who were native to the Arab world and could thus easily assume Arab identities. In 1948, with Israel's existence in the balance during the War of Independence, our spies went undercover in Beirut, where they spent the next two years operating out of a kiosk, collecting intelligence, and sending messages back to Israel via a radio whose antenna was disguised as a clothesline. While performing their dangerous work these men were often unsure to whom they were reporting, and sometimes even who they'd become. Of the dozen spies in the Arab Section at the war's outbreak, five were caught and executed. But in the end the Arab Section would emerge, improbably, as the nucleus of the Mossad, Israel's vaunted intelligence agency. Spies of No Country is about the slippery identities of these young spies, but it's also about Israel's own complicated and fascinating identity. Israel sees itself and presents itself as a Western nation, when in fact more than half the country has Middle Eastern roots and traditions, like the spies of this story. And, according to Friedman, that goes a long way toward explaining the life and politics of the country, and why it often baffles the West. For anyone interested in real-life spies and the paradoxes of the Middle East, Spies of No Country is an intimate story with global significance.

Japan's Castles - Citadels of Modernity in War and Peace (Hardcover): Oleg Benesch, Ran Zwigenberg Japan's Castles - Citadels of Modernity in War and Peace (Hardcover)
Oleg Benesch, Ran Zwigenberg
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An innovative examination of heritage politics in Japan, showing how castles have been used to re-invent and recapture competing versions of the pre-imperial past and project possibilities for Japan's future. Oleg Benesch and Ran Zwigenberg argue that Japan's modern transformations can be traced through its castles. They examine how castle preservation and reconstruction campaigns served as symbolic ways to assert particular views of the past and were crucial in the making of an idealized premodern history. Castles have been used to craft identities, to create and erase memories, and to symbolically join tradition and modernity. Until 1945, they served as physical and symbolic links between the modern military and the nation's premodern martial heritage. After 1945, castles were cleansed of military elements and transformed into public cultural spaces that celebrated both modernity and the pre-imperial past. What were once signs of military power have become symbols of Japan's idealized peaceful past.

The Egyptians - A Radical Story (Paperback): Jack Shenker The Egyptians - A Radical Story (Paperback)
Jack Shenker 1
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'I started reading this and couldn't stop. It's a remarkable piece of work, and very revealing. A stirring rendition of a people's revolution'- Noam Chomsky 'The deepest and most comprehensive account of Egypt's revolution in the English language' - Paul Mason Egypt is a nation in turmoil, caught in a cycle of revolution and counter-revolution. In The Egyptians: A Radical Story, Jack Shenker uncovers the historical roots of today's unrest and reveals a land divided between two irreconcilable political orders: authoritarian power and grassroots resistance. Challenging conventional analyses that focus only on the battle between Islamists and secular forces, he travels the Arab World's most populous country to explore other, far more important fault lines - the communities waging war against transnational corporations, the people subverting long-established gender norms, the workers seizing control of their factories, and the novelists, graffiti artists and back-alley DJs defying their repressive regime. Showing that the revolution was no isolated episode but rather part of an ongoing struggle against state authority and economic exclusion, Shenker explains why recent events are so threatening to elites both inside Egypt and abroad. While Egyptian rulers seek to eliminate dissent, seeded within the politics of the young generation are forms of democracy, social justice and resistance that could yet change the world.

Intell Hist Of Wartime Japn 1931 (Hardcover): Shunsuke Tsurumi Intell Hist Of Wartime Japn 1931 (Hardcover)
Shunsuke Tsurumi
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