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Two Weeks In November - The Astonishing Untold Story Of The Operation That Toppled Mugabe (Paperback): Douglas Rogers Two Weeks In November - The Astonishing Untold Story Of The Operation That Toppled Mugabe (Paperback)
Douglas Rogers
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Two Weeks In November is the thrilling, surreal, unbelievable and often very funny true story of four would-be enemies – a high- ranking politician, an exiled human rights lawyer, a dangerous spy and a low-key white businessman turned political fixer – who team up to help unseat one of the world's longest serving dictators, Robert Mugabe.

What begins as an improbable adventure destined for failure, marked by a mixture of bravery, strategic cunning and bumbling naiveté, soon turns into the most sophisticated political-military operation in African history. By virtue of their being together, the unlikely team of misfit rivals is suddenly in position to spin what might have been seen as an illegal coup into a mass popular uprising that the world – and millions of Zimbabweans – will enthusiastically support.

Impeccably researched, deftly written, and told in the style of a political thriller, Two Weeks In November is Ocean’s 11 meets Game of Thrones: a real-world life or death chess match for the future of a country where the political endgame is never a forgone conclusion.

Doomsday Collection - The Day After Tomorrow / The Day The Earth Stood Still / Independence Day (DVD): Jennifer Connelly, Keanu... Doomsday Collection - The Day After Tomorrow / The Day The Earth Stood Still / Independence Day (DVD)
Jennifer Connelly, Keanu Reeves, Jon Hamm, Kathy Bates, John Cleese, … 2
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The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Global warming and the greenhouse effect have given rise to abrupt climate change with cataclysmic consequences for the entire planet. Dennis Quaid stars as Professor Adrian Hall, a paleoclimatologist who is fighting to save the world from a second ice age and all the natural disasters that herald it: floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes, to name but a few. But first, Hall must complete a more personal mission: his son Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal) is stranded in New York City where he was taking part in a school competition when the catastrophe began. As well as facing a perpetual onslaught of natural catastrophes, Hall must fight his way through the mass of humanity fleeing south into warmer climes... but can he reach his son in time to save him?

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
A remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about an alien and a giant robot who visit Earth. Keanu Reeves stars as Klaatu, the inhabitant of a flying saucer that lands in Washington DC after orbiting Earth. Along with Gort, his indestructible robot companion, Klaatu sets out to discover all he can about this strange planet and its peculiar inhabitants. Along the way he meets Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) and her son Jacob (Jaden Smith), who become his only real friends and end up saving his life. Kathy Bates and John Cleese co-star.

Independence Day (1996)
When massive spaceships appear, hovering above planet Earth, the world stands in awe and wonder. This soon turns to terror as the aliens launch an all-out attack, devastating the planet. The survivors, led by American President Thomas J. Whitmore (Pullman), decide to fight back. The traditional B-movie format is updated for the 1990s, making it one of the biggest box office smashes of all time.

The Day the Earth Stood Still/Day After Tomorrow/Independence Day (English, Hindi, Spanish, Blu-ray disc): Jennifer Connelly,... The Day the Earth Stood Still/Day After Tomorrow/Independence Day (English, Hindi, Spanish, Blu-ray disc)
Jennifer Connelly, Keanu Reeves, Jon Hamm, Kathy Bates, John Cleese, …
R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Shipped within 9 - 15 working days

Triple bill of global disaster movies. 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' (2008) is a remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about an alien and a giant robot who visit Earth. Keanu Reeves stars as Klaatu, the inhabitant of a flying saucer that lands in Washington DC after orbiting Earth. Along with Gort, his indestructible robot companion, Klaatu sets out to discover all he can about this strange planet and its peculiar inhabitants. Along the way he meets Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) and her son Jacob (Jaden Smith), who become his only real friends and end up saving his life. Kathy Bates and John Cleese co-star. In the sci-fi epic 'The Day After Tomorrow' (2004), directed by Roland Emmerich, global warming and the greenhouse effect have given rise to abrupt climate change with cataclysmic consequences for the entire planet. Dennis Quaid stars as Professor Adrian Hall, a paleoclimatologist who is fighting to save the world from a second ice age and all the natural disasters that herald it: floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes, to name but a few. But first, Hall must complete a more personal mission: his son Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal) is stranded in New York City where he was taking part in a school competition when the catastrophe began. As well as facing a perpetual onslaught of natural catastrophes, Hall must fight his way through the mass of humanity fleeing south into warmer climes... but can he reach his son in time to save him? Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum star in 'Independence Day' (1996). When massive spaceships appear, hovering above planet Earth, the world stands in awe and wonder. This soon turns to terror as the aliens launch an all-out attack, devastating the planet. The survivors, led by American President Thomas J. Whitmore (Pullman), decide to fight back. The traditional B-movie format is updated for the 1990s, making it one of the biggest box office smashes of all time.

The last resort - A memoir of Zimbabwe (Paperback): Douglas Rogers The last resort - A memoir of Zimbabwe (Paperback)
Douglas Rogers
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Zimbabwean journalist and travel writer Douglas Rogers wakes up in his fashionable New York neighborhood to discover that, at the age of thirty-five, his life has become a routine of latte orders, real estate conversations, and late nights in cocktail bars. Meanwhile, back in Zimbabwe, his parents are caught in the crossfire of a violent land war, and going to ever-greater extremes just to stay alive. Returning to the family farm and backpacker lodge to help, the author discovers that marijuana is growing instead of maize; prostitutes, diamond dealers, and refugee white farmers prop up the lodge bar; and war veterans and youth militia loyal to Mugabe hover outside the gates. Having left Africa in search of adventure and excitement a decade earlier, the author discovers that the great story he had traveled the world looking for was happening in his parents’ backyard. And in going home he discovers that there is a lot more to his country, himself, and his parents, than he had ever imagined. The Last Resort is an inspiring coming-of-age tale about home, love, hope, responsibility and redemption. An edgy rollercoaster adventure, it is also a deeply moving story about how to survive a corrupt Third World dictatorship with a little innovation, humor, bribery and brothel management.

Two Weeks in November - The astonishing inside story of the operation that toppled Mugabe (Paperback): Douglas Rogers Two Weeks in November - The astonishing inside story of the operation that toppled Mugabe (Paperback)
Douglas Rogers 1
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TO BE READ ON RADIO 4'S BOOK OF THE WEEK, 1ST WEEK OF APRIL 2019 ADVANCE REVIEWS OF TWO WEEKS IN NOVEMEBER: "This book is a smasher. The opening movements are possibly the hottest non-fiction I have ever read. The fall of Robert Mugabe was orchestrated from Johannesburg? Douglas Rogers has to be kidding. But he isn't." Rian Malan "Two Weeks in November is Ocean's 11 meets Game of Thrones: a real-world life or death chess match for the future of a country where the political endgame is never a foregone conclusion." Justin Webb ------------------------------ PRAISE FOR THE LAST RESORT: (Douglas Roger's last book on Zimbabwe, sold 25,000+ copies) "This vibrant, tragic and surprisingly funny book is the best account yet of ordinary life - for blacks and whites - under Mugabe's dictatorship." New York Times "Travelogue, adventure yarn, political intrigue and tragedy, The Last Resort is a love story about the author and his homeland, Zimbabwe..." Richard Dooling, author of White Man's Grave "Pitch-perfect, undeniably real, and, most importantly, achingly funny, Rogers deftly reminds us that after wiping away tears a good antidote to the violent, poignant and completely absurd place that Zimbabwe has become is to throw our arms wide to the undaunted African sky and simply laugh." Wendy Kann, author of Casting with a Fragile Thread "A gorgeous, open-hearted book. Rogers manages to do the vital work of taking race out of Zimbabwe's story and putting the heart and humanity back into it. A must read for anyone who really wants to understand the extraordinary decency of ordinary Zimbabweans." Alexandra Fuller, author of Don't Let's go to the Dogs Tonight

The Day the Earth Stood Still (Blu-ray disc): Jennifer Connelly, Keanu Reeves, Jon Hamm, Kathy Bates, John Cleese, Brandon T.... The Day the Earth Stood Still (Blu-ray disc)
Jennifer Connelly, Keanu Reeves, Jon Hamm, Kathy Bates, John Cleese, …
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Big-budget remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about an alien and a giant robot who visit Earth. Keanu Reeves stars as Klaatu, the inhabitant of a flying saucer that lands in Washington DC after orbiting Earth. Along with Gort, his indestructible robot companion, Klaatu sets out to discover all he can about this strange planet and its peculiar inhabitants. Along the way he meets Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) and her son Jacob (Jaden Smith), who become his only real friends and end up saving his life. Kathy Bates and John Cleese co-star.

Blood Creek (Blu-ray disc): Henry Cavill, Dominic Purcell, Emma Booth, Michael Fassbender, Rainer Winkelvoss, László Mátray,... Blood Creek (Blu-ray disc)
Henry Cavill, Dominic Purcell, Emma Booth, Michael Fassbender, Rainer Winkelvoss, … 1
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Low-budget vampire horror in which two brothers become caught up in a gruesome occult experiment dating back to the Third Reich. When his brother Victor (Dominic Purcell) reappears after two years of being mysteriously missing, paramedic Evan Marshall (Henry Cavill) sets out on a revenge mission that uncovers a devilish experiment set up by evil Nazi historian Richard Wirth (Michael Fassbender) back in the 1930s.

Blood Creek (DVD): Henry Cavill, Dominic Purcell, Emma Booth, Michael Fassbender, Rainer Winkelvoss, László Mátray, Joy... Blood Creek (DVD)
Henry Cavill, Dominic Purcell, Emma Booth, Michael Fassbender, Rainer Winkelvoss, … 1
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Low-budget vampire horror in which two brothers become caught up in a gruesome occult experiment dating back to the Third Reich. When his brother Victor (Dominic Purcell) reappears after two years of being mysteriously missing, paramedic Evan Marshall (Henry Cavill) sets out on a revenge mission that uncovers a devilish experiment set up by evil Nazi historian Richard Wirth (Michael Fassbender) back in the 1930s.

The Last Resort (Paperback): Douglas Rogers The Last Resort (Paperback)
Douglas Rogers 1
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For many years, Lyn and Ros Rogers were the owners of Drifters, a famous game farm and backpacker lodge in the eastern mountains. But when President Robert Mugabe launched his violent land reclamation programme, everything changed. The Rogers found their home under siege, their friends and neighbours expelled, and their lives in danger. But instead of leaving, as their son pleaded with them to do, they hauled out a shotgun and stayed. Soon afterwards, Douglas returns to find the country of his birth in chaos, and his home transformed into something between a Marx Brothers romp and the Heart of Darkness: marijuana has supplanted maize in the fields; hookers have replaced gap-year kids as guests; soldiers, spies and teenage diamond dealers down beers at the bar. Beyond the farm gates, armed war veterans loyal to Mugabe circle like hungry lions. And yet, in spite of it all, the Rogers - with the help of friends and locals, black political dissidents among them - hold on. And Douglas begins to see his parents in a new light: unbowed, even heroic. In the process he learns that the "big story" he had pursued throughout his adult life was actually happening in his own backyard. The Last Resort is an inspiring, edgy roller-coaster adventure, but also a deeply moving testament to the love and loyalty inspired by Zimbabwe and her people.

The Depths of Russia - Oil, Power, and Culture after Socialism (Paperback): Douglas Rogers The Depths of Russia - Oil, Power, and Culture after Socialism (Paperback)
Douglas Rogers
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Russia is among the world's leading oil producers, sitting atop the planet's eighth largest reserves. Like other oil-producing nations, it has been profoundly transformed by the oil industry. In The Depths of Russia, Douglas Rogers offers a nuanced and multifaceted analysis of oil's place in Soviet and Russian life, based on ethnographic fieldwork and archival research in the Perm region of the Urals. Moving beyond models of oil calibrated to capitalist centers and postcolonial "petrostates," Rogers traces the distinctive contours of the socialist-and then postsocialist-oil complex, showing how oil has figured in the making and remaking of space and time, state and corporation, exchange and money, and past and present. He pays special attention to the material properties and transformations of oil (from depth in subsoil deposits to toxicity in refining) and to the ways oil has echoed through a range of cultural registers. The Depths of Russia challenges the common focus on high politics and Kremlin intrigue by considering the role of oil in barter exchanges and surrogate currencies, industry-sponsored social and cultural development initiatives, and the city of Perm's campaign to become a European Capital of Culture. Rogers also situates Soviet and post-Soviet oil in global contexts, showing that many of the forms of state and corporate power that emerged in Russia after socialism are not outliers but very much part of a global family of state-corporate alliances gathered at the intersection of corporate social responsibility, cultural sponsorship, and the energy and extractive industries.

The Last Resort - A Memoir of Mischief and Mayhem on a Family Farm in Africa (Paperback): Douglas Rogers The Last Resort - A Memoir of Mischief and Mayhem on a Family Farm in Africa (Paperback)
Douglas Rogers
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Thrilling, heartbreaking, and, at times, absurdly funny, "The Last Resort" is a remarkable true story about one family in a country under siege and a testament to the love, perseverance, and resilience of the human spirit.
Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Douglas Rogers is the son of white farmers living through that country’s long and tense transition from postcolonial rule. He escaped the dull future mapped out for him by his parents for one of adventure and excitement in Europe and the United States. But when Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe launched his violent program to reclaim white-owned land and Rogers’ s parents were caught in the cross fire, everything changed. Lyn and Ros, the owners of Drifters–a famous game farm and backpacker lodge in the eastern mountains that was one of the most popular budget resorts in the country–found their home and resort under siege, their friends and neighbors expelled, and their lives in danger. But instead of leaving, as their son pleads with them to do, they haul out a shotgun and decide to stay.
On returning to the country of his birth, Rogers finds his once orderly and progressive home transformed into something resembling a Marx Brothers romp crossed with "Heart of Darkness": pot has supplanted maize in the fields; hookers have replaced college kids as guests; and soldiers, spies, and teenage diamond dealers guzzle beer at the bar.
And yet, in spite of it all, Rogers’s parents–with the help of friends, farmworkers, lodge guests, and residents–among them black political dissidents and white refugee farmers–continue to hold on. But can they survive to the end?
In the midst of a nation stuck between its stubborn past and an impatient future, Rogers soon begins to see his parents in a new light: unbowed, with passions and purpose renewed, even heroic. And, in the process, he learns that the "big story" he had relentlessly pursued his entire adult life as a roving journalist and travel writer was actually happening in his own backyard.
Evoking elements of "The Tender Bar" and "Absurdistan, The Last Resort" is an inspiring, coming-of-age tale about home, love, hope, responsibility, and redemption. An edgy, roller-coaster adventure, it is also a deeply moving story about how to survive a corrupt Third World dictatorship with a little innovation, humor, bribery, and brothel management.

"From the Hardcover edition."

The Gift, a Poetic Drama (Hardcover): Margaret Douglas Rogers The Gift, a Poetic Drama (Hardcover)
Margaret Douglas Rogers
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The Gift, a Poetic Drama (Paperback): Margaret Douglas Rogers The Gift, a Poetic Drama (Paperback)
Margaret Douglas Rogers
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The Gift, a Poetic Drama (Hardcover): Margaret Douglas Rogers The Gift, a Poetic Drama (Hardcover)
Margaret Douglas Rogers
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The Gift - A Poetic Drama (Hardcover): Margaret Douglas Rogers The Gift - A Poetic Drama (Hardcover)
Margaret Douglas Rogers
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The Gift - A Poetic Drama... (Paperback): Margaret Douglas Rogers The Gift - A Poetic Drama... (Paperback)
Margaret Douglas Rogers
R309 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R62 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ The Gift: A Poetic Drama Margaret Douglas Rogers Stewart & Kidd company, 1914

The Gift, a Poetic Drama (Paperback): Margaret Douglas Rogers The Gift, a Poetic Drama (Paperback)
Margaret Douglas Rogers
R309 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R61 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

The Day the Earth Stood Still/Day After Tomorrow/Independence Day (Blu-ray disc): Jennifer Connelly, Keanu Reeves, Jon Hamm,... The Day the Earth Stood Still/Day After Tomorrow/Independence Day (Blu-ray disc)
Jennifer Connelly, Keanu Reeves, Jon Hamm, Kathy Bates, John Cleese, … 1
R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Triple bill of global disaster movies. 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' (2008) is a remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about an alien and a giant robot who visit Earth. Keanu Reeves stars as Klaatu, the inhabitant of a flying saucer that lands in Washington DC after orbiting Earth. Along with Gort, his indestructible robot companion, Klaatu sets out to discover all he can about this strange planet and its peculiar inhabitants. Along the way he meets Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) and her son Jacob (Jaden Smith), who become his only real friends and end up saving his life. Kathy Bates and John Cleese co-star. In the sci-fi epic 'The Day After Tomorrow' (2004), directed by Roland Emmerich, global warming and the greenhouse effect have given rise to abrupt climate change with cataclysmic consequences for the entire planet. Dennis Quaid stars as Professor Adrian Hall, a paleoclimatologist who is fighting to save the world from a second ice age and all the natural disasters that herald it: floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes, to name but a few. But first, Hall must complete a more personal mission: his son Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal) is stranded in New York City where he was taking part in a school competition when the catastrophe began. As well as facing a perpetual onslaught of natural catastrophes, Hall must fight his way through the mass of humanity fleeing south into warmer climes... but can he reach his son in time to save him? Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum star in 'Independence Day' (1996). When massive spaceships appear, hovering above planet Earth, the world stands in awe and wonder. This soon turns to terror as the aliens launch an all-out attack, devastating the planet. The survivors, led by American President Thomas J. Whitmore (Pullman), decide to fight back. The traditional B-movie format is updated for the 1990s, making it one of the biggest box office smashes of all time.

The Old Faith and the Russian Land - A Historical Ethnography of Ethics in the Urals (Paperback): Douglas Rogers The Old Faith and the Russian Land - A Historical Ethnography of Ethics in the Urals (Paperback)
Douglas Rogers
R577 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R101 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Old Faith and the Russian Land is a historical ethnography that charts the ebbs and flows of ethical practice in a small Russian town over three centuries. The town of Sepych was settled in the late seventeenth century by religious dissenters who fled to the forests of the Urals to escape a world they believed to be in the clutches of the Antichrist. Factions of Old Believers, as these dissenters later came to be known, have maintained a presence in the town ever since. The townspeople of Sepych have also been serfs, free peasants, collective farmers, and, now, shareholders in a post-Soviet cooperative.

Douglas Rogers traces connections between the town and some of the major transformations of Russian history, showing how townspeople have responded to a long series of attempts to change them and their communities: tsarist-era efforts to regulate family life and stamp out Old Belief on the Stroganov estates, Soviet collectivization drives and antireligious campaigns, and the marketization, religious revival, and ongoing political transformations of post-Soviet times. Drawing on long-term ethnographic fieldwork and extensive archival and manuscript sources, Rogers argues that religious, political, and economic practice are overlapping arenas in which the people of Sepych have striven to be ethical in relation to labor and money, food and drink, prayers and rituals, religious books and manuscripts, and the surrounding material landscape.

He tracks the ways in which ethical sensibilities about work and prayer, hierarchy and inequality, gender and generation have shifted and recombined over time. Rogers concludes that certain expectations about how to be an ethical person have continued to orient townspeople in Sepych over the course of nearly three centuries for specific, identifiable, and often unexpected reasons. Throughout, he demonstrates what a historical and ethnographic study of ethics might look like and uses this approach to ask new questions of Russian, Soviet, and post-Soviet history."

The Depths of Russia - Oil, Power, and Culture after Socialism (Hardcover): Douglas Rogers The Depths of Russia - Oil, Power, and Culture after Socialism (Hardcover)
Douglas Rogers
R1,884 Discovery Miles 18 840 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Russia is among the world's leading oil producers, sitting atop the planet's eighth largest reserves. Like other oil-producing nations, it has been profoundly transformed by the oil industry. In The Depths of Russia, Douglas Rogers offers a nuanced and multifaceted analysis of oil's place in Soviet and Russian life, based on ethnographic fieldwork and archival research in the Perm region of the Urals. Moving beyond models of oil calibrated to capitalist centers and postcolonial "petrostates," Rogers traces the distinctive contours of the socialist-and then postsocialist-oil complex, showing how oil has figured in the making and remaking of space and time, state and corporation, exchange and money, and past and present. He pays special attention to the material properties and transformations of oil (from depth in subsoil deposits to toxicity in refining) and to the ways oil has echoed through a range of cultural registers. The Depths of Russia challenges the common focus on high politics and Kremlin intrigue by considering the role of oil in barter exchanges and surrogate currencies, industry-sponsored social and cultural development initiatives, and the city of Perm's campaign to become a European Capital of Culture. Rogers also situates Soviet and post-Soviet oil in global contexts, showing that many of the forms of state and corporate power that emerged in Russia after socialism are not outliers but very much part of a global family of state-corporate alliances gathered at the intersection of corporate social responsibility, cultural sponsorship, and the energy and extractive industries.

The Old Faith and the Russian Land - A Historical Ethnography of Ethics in the Urals (Hardcover): Douglas Rogers The Old Faith and the Russian Land - A Historical Ethnography of Ethics in the Urals (Hardcover)
Douglas Rogers
R1,920 Discovery Miles 19 200 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Old Faith and the Russian Land is a historical ethnography that charts the ebbs and flows of ethical practice in a small Russian town over three centuries. The town of Sepych was settled in the late seventeenth century by religious dissenters who fled to the forests of the Urals to escape a world they believed to be in the clutches of the Antichrist. Factions of Old Believers, as these dissenters later came to be known, have maintained a presence in the town ever since. The townspeople of Sepych have also been serfs, free peasants, collective farmers, and, now, shareholders in a post-Soviet cooperative.

Douglas Rogers traces connections between the town and some of the major transformations of Russian history, showing how townspeople have responded to a long series of attempts to change them and their communities: tsarist-era efforts to regulate family life and stamp out Old Belief on the Stroganov estates, Soviet collectivization drives and antireligious campaigns, and the marketization, religious revival, and ongoing political transformations of post-Soviet times. Drawing on long-term ethnographic fieldwork and extensive archival and manuscript sources, Rogers argues that religious, political, and economic practice are overlapping arenas in which the people of Sepych have striven to be ethical in relation to labor and money, food and drink, prayers and rituals, religious books and manuscripts, and the surrounding material landscape.

He tracks the ways in which ethical sensibilities about work and prayer, hierarchy and inequality, gender and generation have shifted and recombined over time. Rogers concludes that certain expectations about how to be an ethical person have continued to orient townspeople in Sepych over the course of nearly three centuries for specific, identifiable, and often unexpected reasons. Throughout, he demonstrates what a historical and ethnographic study of ethics might look like and uses this approach to ask new questions of Russian, Soviet, and post-Soviet history."

Collectio Toletana - A Canon Law Derivative of the South-Italian Collection in Five Books (English, Latin, Hardcover): Roger E.... Collectio Toletana - A Canon Law Derivative of the South-Italian Collection in Five Books (English, Latin, Hardcover)
Roger E. Reynolds, Douglas/Roger E Adamson/Reynolds
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The book contains a study and critical implicit or incipit-explicit edition of an eleventh-century canon law collection based on two important major canonical collections of the eleventh century: the "Collection in Five Books" compiled in southern Italy, and the famous "Decretum" of Burchard of Worms that was quickly copied in both southern and central Italy in the eleventh century. The "Collectio Toletana" is one of at least twenty-five derivative collections based on the "Collection in Five Books," and its length and diversity of canons make it an appropriate subject of a study and critical edition. Given the critical need for modern editions of the major early canon law collections, scholars have long been urged to channel their energies toward these and not minor and derivative collections found in one or a few codices. The complexities of producing such editions, which have becoming increasingly apparent over the past few decades, would appear to suggest more modest, circumscribed goals. However, a partial edition of a text such as produced here can be justified on several grounds even though there is no evidence as of yet that the "Collectio Toletana" had any influence on other collections. First, it is now clear that the "Collection in Five Books" was the most significant indigenous Italian collection of the first half of the eleventh century and continued to exercise great influence in canonistic studies well into the twelfth century, especially in its derivatives, of which the "Collectio Toletana" is one. Second, an edition of its derivatives will be useful in controlling the edition of the "Collection in Five Books." Third, the light shed by the derivative collections should allow for a more finely tuned reconstruction of the original. And finally, editions and studies of the derivatives in all their peculiarity and idiosyncracy, will undoubtedly point to the existence and types of manuscripts of the "Collection" that were available in the eleventh century.

The Old Faith and the Russian Land - A Historical Ethnography of Ethics in the Urals (Electronic book text): Douglas Rogers The Old Faith and the Russian Land - A Historical Ethnography of Ethics in the Urals (Electronic book text)
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