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Law and Kingship in Thailand During the Reign of King Chulalongkorn (Paperback): David Engel Law and Kingship in Thailand During the Reign of King Chulalongkorn (Paperback)
David Engel
R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This essay originated in an attempt to bring together the study of law and Thai history in a description of the transformation of Thailand during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as seen from a legal point of view. The resulting work is based for the most part upon those royal enactments from 1873 to 1910 which seemed most crucially to affect the executive, legislative, and judicial functions of the king and the rights of private citizens. [ix]

Art of Gratitude, The (Paperback): Jeremy David Engels Art of Gratitude, The (Paperback)
Jeremy David Engels
R802 Discovery Miles 8 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Jahrbuch Des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts / Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook XV/2016 (English, German, Hardcover, Aufl. ed.): Irene... Jahrbuch Des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts / Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook XV/2016 (English, German, Hardcover, Aufl. ed.)
Irene Aue-Ben-David, Israel Bartal, David Biale, Jorg Deventer, David Engel, …
R1,905 Discovery Miles 19 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Assassination of Symon Petliura and the Trial of Sholem Schwarzbard 1926-1927 - A Selection of Documents (Hardcover): David... The Assassination of Symon Petliura and the Trial of Sholem Schwarzbard 1926-1927 - A Selection of Documents (Hardcover)
David Engel
R3,026 R2,712 Discovery Miles 27 120 Save R314 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

English summary: In May 1926, in Paris, a Jewish emigre watchmaker from Ukraine named Scholem Schwarzbard shot and killed the former president of the Ukrainian National Republic, Symon Petliura. Seventeen months later Schwarzbard was exonerated by a Paris court, even though he confessed to the crime and pleaded no mitigating circumstances. The assassination and trial, in which the murders of many thousands of Jews in Ukraine in 1919 became a central issue, riveted public attention in France and around the world and sent the relations between Jews and Ukrainians, Europe's two largest stateless national minorities, into highly fraught new directions. The volume presents newly-discovered archival documents in eight languages, along with articles from the contemporary French, German, Ukrainian, Russian, Hebrew, Yiddish, and American presses, in order to illuminate this episode from multiple points of view. An extensive introduction and copious explanatory notes place a complicated and multifaceted story in historical perspective, helping readers understand why the events unfolded as they did and what they meant to the different groups that had a vital stake in them. German description: Im Mai 1926 erschoss in Paris ein judischer Emigrant aus der Ukraine, der Uhrmacher Scholem Schwarzbard, den ehemaligen Prasidenten der Ukrainischen Nationalrepublik, Symon Petljura. Siebzehn Monate spater wurde Schwarzbard von einem Pariser Gericht freigesprochen, obwohl er die Tat gestanden und nicht auf mildernde Umstande pladiert hatte. Das Attentat und der Prozess, in dem die tausendfachen Morde an den Juden der Ukraine im Jahr 1919 zur Sprache kamen, erregten offentliche Aufmerksamkeit in Frankreich und der gesamten Welt. Sie schlugen sich wesentlich auf die Beziehungen zwischen Juden und Ukrainern, den zwei grossten staatenlosen nationalen Minderheiten Europas, nieder. Der Band vereint neu entdeckte Archivalien in acht Sprachen sowie journalistische Beitrage aus franzosischen, deutschen, ukrainischen, russischen, hebraischen, jiddischen und amerikanischen Zeitungen und Zeitschriften. Damit wird diese historische Episode aus zahlreichen Perspektiven beleuchtet. Eine ausfuhrliche Einleitung und ein umfassender Anmerkungsapparat setzen diese komplizierte und vielschichtige Geschichte in ihren historischen Kontext und helfen Lesern den Ablauf der Geschehnisse und deren Bedeutung fur die unterschiedlichen Gruppen zu verstehen, die wesentlichen Anteil an ihnen hatten.

Shelby the Shepherd and His Special Surprise (Paperback): David Engel Shelby the Shepherd and His Special Surprise (Paperback)
David Engel; Wendi Miller
R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Facing a Holocaust - The Polish Government-in-Exile and the Jews, 1943-1945 (Paperback): David Engel Facing a Holocaust - The Polish Government-in-Exile and the Jews, 1943-1945 (Paperback)
David Engel
R1,086 Discovery Miles 10 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Engel's study will be the definitive statement on one dimension of a very complex problem: the relations between Jews and their countrymen in occupied Poland."--"Central European History"
"A superb piece of scholarship that is impeccably researched and most elegantly written as well."--Jan T. Gross, New York University
Within this book, Engel concludes his exploration of the Polish government-in-exile's shifting responses toward the plight of European Jews during the Second World War. He focuses on the years 1943-45, the critical period after the free world became fully aware of Nazi Germany's plan to destroy the Jews, and shows that the Polish government-in-exile, with its vast underground organization, was a prime target of Jewish rescue appeals. This book is the sequel to Engel's "In the Shadow of Auschwitz," published in 1987.
Originally published in 1993.
A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust (Hardcover, New): David Engel Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust (Hardcover, New)
David Engel
R1,522 R1,294 Discovery Miles 12 940 Save R228 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Nazi Holocaust is often said to dominate the study of modern Jewish history. Engel demonstrates that, to the contrary, historians of the Jews have often insisted that the Holocaust be sequestered from their field, assigning it instead to historians of Europe, Germany, or the Third Reich. He shows that reasons for this counterintuitive situation lie in the evolution of the Jewish historical profession since the 1920s.
This one-of-a-kind study takes readers on a tour of twentieth-century scholars of the history of European Jewry, and the social and political contexts in which they worked, in order to understand why many have declined to view their subject from the vantage point of Jews' encounter with the Third Reich. Engel argues vehemently against this separation and describes ways in which a few exceptional scholars have used the Holocaust to illuminate key problems in the Jewish past.

Art of Gratitude, The (Hardcover): Jeremy David Engels Art of Gratitude, The (Hardcover)
Jeremy David Engels
R1,743 Discovery Miles 17 430 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Holocaust - The Third Reich and the Jews (Paperback, 2nd New edition): David Engel The Holocaust - The Third Reich and the Jews (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
David Engel
R741 Discovery Miles 7 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fully revised and updated, this second edition includes: * A much expanded selection of original documents, many never before anthologised in English * Added treatment of the role of non-Germans in the Holocaust and the geographical variations in Jewish response * Additional consideration of the much-debated nexus between the Holocaust and modernity * A new section on how 'the Holocaust' developed as a distinct historical topic * Useful and informative Chronology, Who's Who and Glossary David Engel's book is a taut, compact narration that appeals to the intellect as much, if not more, than to the emotions. It is sure to be welcomed by students in departments of History, Politics and European Studies as well as by anyone trying to get to grips with this complex and far-reaching subject for the first time. David Engel is Greenberg Professor of Holocaust Studies, Professor of Hebrew Studies and Judaic Studies, and Professor of History at New York University. His books include In the Shadow of Auschwitz; Facing a Holocaust, and Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust.

A Small Slice of a Soldier's Life (Paperback): David Engel A Small Slice of a Soldier's Life (Paperback)
David Engel
R301 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R52 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Where's the Macaroni? (Hardcover): Nikki Visioni, David Engel Where's the Macaroni? (Hardcover)
Nikki Visioni, David Engel; Illustrated by O'dell Kathleen
R432 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R68 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
In the Shadow of Auschwitz - The Polish Government-in-exile and the Jews, 1939-1942 (Paperback): David Engel In the Shadow of Auschwitz - The Polish Government-in-exile and the Jews, 1939-1942 (Paperback)
David Engel
R1,312 Discovery Miles 13 120 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The announcement in December 1942 by the Polish government-in-exile that the Germans were attempting to exterminate all Jews in Poland came after much information had reached the West through other sources. The Polish government's action and inaction in releasing the information was the result of the complex weighing by the government's concept of its obligations to the Jewish citizens of Poland.
Originally published in 1987.
A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Tort, Custom, and Karma - Globalization and Legal Consciousness in Thailand (Hardcover): David Engel, Jaruwan S. Engel Tort, Custom, and Karma - Globalization and Legal Consciousness in Thailand (Hardcover)
David Engel, Jaruwan S. Engel
R1,832 Discovery Miles 18 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Diverse societies are now connected by globalization, but how do ordinary people feel about law as they cope day-to-day with a transformed world? "Tort, Custom, and Karma" examines how rapid societal changes, economic development, and integration into global markets have affected ordinary people's perceptions of law, with a special focus on the narratives of men and women who have suffered serious injuries in the province of Chiangmai, Thailand.
This work embraces neither the conventional view that increasing global connections spread the spirit of liberal legalism, nor its antithesis that backlash to interconnection leads to ideologies such as religious fundamentalism. Instead, it looks specifically at how a person's changing ideas of community, legal justice, and religious belief in turn transform the role of law particularly as a viable form of redress for injury. This revealing look at fundamental shifts in the interconnections between globalization, state law, and customary practices uncovers a pattern of increasing remoteness from law that deserves immediate attention.

Tort, Custom, and Karma - Globalization and Legal Consciousness in Thailand (Paperback): David Engel, Jaruwan S. Engel Tort, Custom, and Karma - Globalization and Legal Consciousness in Thailand (Paperback)
David Engel, Jaruwan S. Engel
R502 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R38 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Diverse societies are now connected by globalization, but how do ordinary people feel about law as they cope day-to-day with a transformed world? "Tort, Custom, and Karma" examines how rapid societal changes, economic development, and integration into global markets have affected ordinary people's perceptions of law, with a special focus on the narratives of men and women who have suffered serious injuries in the province of Chiangmai, Thailand.
This work embraces neither the conventional view that increasing global connections spread the spirit of liberal legalism, nor its antithesis that backlash to interconnection leads to ideologies such as religious fundamentalism. Instead, it looks specifically at how a person's changing ideas of community, legal justice, and religious belief in turn transform the role of law particularly as a viable form of redress for injury. This revealing look at fundamental shifts in the interconnections between globalization, state law, and customary practices uncovers a pattern of increasing remoteness from law that deserves immediate attention.

Put More Butts in Seats (Paperback): Doug David Engel Engel Put More Butts in Seats (Paperback)
Doug David Engel Engel
R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Zwischen Ideal Und Wirklichkeit - Herrschaft Auf Sizilien Von der Antike Bis Zum Spatmittelalter (German, Paperback): David... Zwischen Ideal Und Wirklichkeit - Herrschaft Auf Sizilien Von der Antike Bis Zum Spatmittelalter (German, Paperback)
David Engels; Lioba Geis, Michael Kleu
R1,303 Discovery Miles 13 030 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

English summary: How was Sicily ruled in ancient and medieval times' With what ideas and ideals of domination was possession taken of the Mediterranean island' To what extent could individual concepts of rule be realized as reality' What events were responsible for success or failure in implementing an ideal control scheme' This anthology is devoted to answering these previously neglected issues. In exemplary individual studies, seventeen young scientists from domestic and foreign universities and research institutions investigate the relationship between ideals and reality of domination of Sicily from the 5th Century BC until the late 13th Century AD. German text. German description: Wie funktionierte Herrschaft auf Sizilien in Antike und Mittelalter' Mit welchen Herrschaftsvorstellungen und -idealen wurde die Mittelmeerinsel in Besitz genommen' Inwieweit liessen sich einzelne Herrschaftskonzepte ueberhaupt in der Realitat verwirklichen' Welche Gruende waren fuer Erfolg oder Misserfolg bei der Umsetzung idealer Herrschaftskonzepte verantwortlich' Diesen von der Forschung bislang wenig beachteten Fragen ist der vorliegende Sammelband gewidmet. In bewusst exemplarisch zu verstehenden Einzelstudien untersuchen siebzehn junge Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler in- und auslandischer Universitaten bzw. Forschungseinrichtungen das Verhaltnis von Herrschaftsideal und Herrschaftswirklichkeit auf Sizilien vom 5. vorchristlichen Jahrhundert bis zum ausgehenden 13. Jahrhundert n. Chr.

Everyday Practices and Trouble Cases - Fundamental Issues in Law and Society Research: Volume 2 (Hardcover, New): Austin Sarat,... Everyday Practices and Trouble Cases - Fundamental Issues in Law and Society Research: Volume 2 (Hardcover, New)
Austin Sarat, Marianne Constable, David Engel, Valerie Hans
R3,007 Discovery Miles 30 070 Out of stock

Everyday Practices and Trouble Cases, the second volume in the series, asks how law helps to constitute the worlds in which we live everyday, and how law responds to disruptions and disputes that arise in various realms. Leading scholars explore the dichotomy between everyday practices and trouble cases, and the way various kinds of research have addressed that dichotomy, illuminating the pervasive role of law in social life as well as the capacity of law to respond to social conflict.

The Holocaust - The Third Reich and the Jews (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): David Engel The Holocaust - The Third Reich and the Jews (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
David Engel
R3,096 Discovery Miles 30 960 Out of stock

Fully revised and updated, this second edition includes: * A much expanded selection of original documents, many never before anthologised in English * Added treatment of the role of non-Germans in the Holocaust and the geographical variations in Jewish response * Additional consideration of the much-debated nexus between the Holocaust and modernity * A new section on how 'the Holocaust' developed as a distinct historical topic * Useful and informative Chronology, Who's Who and Glossary David Engel's book is a taut, compact narration that appeals to the intellect as much, if not more, than to the emotions. It is sure to be welcomed by students in departments of History, Politics and European Studies as well as by anyone trying to get to grips with this complex and far-reaching subject for the first time.

La Destruction Dans L'histoire - Pratiques Et Discours (French, Paperback): Alexis Wilkin, Didier Martens, David Engels La Destruction Dans L'histoire - Pratiques Et Discours (French, Paperback)
Alexis Wilkin, Didier Martens, David Engels
R821 Discovery Miles 8 210 Out of stock

Depuis les origines memes de la civilisation, l'experience de la fragilite de toute creation humaine a amene l'homme a essayer de trouver un sens a la possible destruction - volontaire ou naturelle - de ce qu'il aime et de ce qui le fait vivre. C'est autour de ces grandes questions - quelle est l'importance reelle de l'acte destructeur dans l'histoire et dans quelle mesure cet acte est-il presente, condamne ou legitime par les contemporains ? - que s'est cristallise le projet de recherche " La destruction dans l'histoire " mis sur pied, depuis 2009, au sein du centre de recherches SOCIAMM de l'Universite libre de Bruxelles, et dont l'aboutissement est le present volume collectif interdisciplinaire. Il reunit onze contributions consacrees a differentes declinaisons dans le temps et dans l'espace d'un seul et unique phenomene, celui des destructions volontaires d'objets materiels, et invite a un parcours qui va de la Rome antique jusqu'a Bruxelles a l'aube du XXe siecle.

Corona in Deutschland - Die Folgen Fur Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft Und Politik (German, Paperback): David Engels, Pelin Iskan,... Corona in Deutschland - Die Folgen Fur Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft Und Politik (German, Paperback)
David Engels, Pelin Iskan, Stefan Iskan, Robert Kolbl, Karl-Rudolf Korte, …
R559 Discovery Miles 5 590 Out of stock
Shape-Centered Representations - from Features to Applications (Paperback): David Engel Shape-Centered Representations - from Features to Applications (Paperback)
David Engel
R1,891 Discovery Miles 18 910 Out of stock

Computer vision aims to teach machines and algorithms to 'see' with the ultimate goal of creating 'intelligent' applications and devices that can provide assistance to humans in a wide array of scenarios. This thesis presents an investigation of computer vision on three layers: low-level features, mid-level representations and high-level applications. Each of the layers depends on the previous ones while also generating constraints and requirements for them. At the application layer human-machine interfaces come into play and link the human perception to computer vision. By studying all layers we can gain a much deeper insight into the interplay of different methods, than by examining an isolated problem. Furthermore, we are able to factor constraints imposed by different layers and the users into the design of the algorithms, instead of optimizing a single method based purely on algorithmic performance measures. After a brief introduction in Chapter 1, Chapter 2 addresses the feature layer and describes our novel shape-centered interest points that play a vital role throughout this thesis. These interest points are formed at location of high local symmetry as opposed to corner interest points which occur along the outline of shapes. Experiments show that they are very robust with respect to common natural image transformations, such as scaling, rotation and the introduction of noise and clutter. Based on these features Chapter 3 presents two strategies to build robust mid-level image representations. First, a novel feature grouping method is introduced. The scheme offers a powerful way to combine the advantages of shape-centered interest points, namely robustness and a tight connection to a unique shape, and corner-based interest points, namely strong descriptors. Furthermore, Chapter 3 introduces a novel set of medial feature superpixels, that represent a feed-forward way to divide the image into small, visually-homogeneous regions offering a compact and efficient mid-level representation of the image information. Finally, Chapter 4 bridges the gap between computer vision and the human observer by introducing three applications that employ the shape-centered representations from the two previous Chapters. First a multi-class scene labeling scheme is presented that produces dense annotations of images, combining a local prediction step with a global optimization scheme. Then, Section 4.2 introduces a novel image retrieval tool that operates on highlevel semantic information. Such semantic annotations could be generated by automatic annotation schemes as the one described in the previous Section. Finally, the novel idea of predicting the detectability of a pedestrian in a driver assistance context is put forward and investigated. The different modules of this thesis are tightly connected and inter-dependent, in the framework of shape-centered representations. The connections between the modules avails the possibility to feed information back from higher to lower layers and optimize the design choices there. This thesis provides a framework looking at static phenomena but the presented approach could be extended to the analysis of dynamic scenes as well.

Zionism (Hardcover): David Engel Zionism (Hardcover)
David Engel
R3,756 Discovery Miles 37 560 Out of stock

Zionism is an international political movement that was originally dedicated to the resettlement of Jewish people in the Promised Land, and is now synonymous with support for the modern state of Israel. This addition to the Short Histories of Big Ideas series looks at the controversial and topical notion of Zionism from a balanced viewpoint, concentrating on where it came from, how it accomplished its goals, and why it affected so many people.

Zionism (Paperback): David Engel Zionism (Paperback)
David Engel
R575 Discovery Miles 5 750 Out of stock

A one-volume presentation for the general reader of the history and legacy of Zionism, examining and explaining how it has shaped the lives of millions of people throughout the last century, and arguably replaced one group of oppressed and homeless people with another.

  • A coherent and readable brief consideration of Zionism.
  • Unravels this most complex and inflammatory of political/social movements.
  • Shows in unbiased fashion where Zionism came from, how it set out to accomplish its goals and why it affected so many people - allowing the reader to make up their own mind.
The Ethics of Oneness - Emerson, Whitman, and the "Bhagavad Gita" (Hardcover): Jeremy David Engels The Ethics of Oneness - Emerson, Whitman, and the "Bhagavad Gita" (Hardcover)
Jeremy David Engels
R1,973 Discovery Miles 19 730 Out of stock

We live in an era defined by a sense of separation, even in the midst of networked connectivity. As cultural climates sour and divisive political structures spread, we are left wondering about our ties to each other. Consequently, there is no better time than now to reconsider ideas of unity. In The Ethics of Oneness, Jeremy David Engels reads the Bhagavad Gita alongside the works of American thinkers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman. Drawing on this rich combination of traditions, Engels presents the notion that individuals are fundamentally interconnected in their shared divinity. In other words, everything is one. If the lessons of oneness are taken to heart, particularly as they were expressed and celebrated by Whitman, and the ethical challenges of oneness considered seriously, Engels thinks it is possible to counter the pervasive and problematic American ideals of hierarchy, exclusion, violence, and domination.

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