The Doubleday Roget S Thesaurus In Dictionary Form

Author: Sidney L. Landau
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0307483967
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The Doubleday Roget S Thesaurus In Dictionary Form from the Author: Sidney L. Landau. A reference book that belongs on every desk--one of the handiest, best-organized, and most reliable thesauruses available, newly updated to reflect the American language of today. From the Hardcover edition.

Haitian Revolutionary Studies

Author: David Patrick Geggus
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253109262
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Haitian Revolutionary Studies from the Author: David Patrick Geggus. The Haitian Revolution of 1789--1803 transformed the Caribbean's wealthiest colony into the first independent state in Latin America, encompassed the largest slave uprising in the Americas, and inflicted a humiliating defeat on three colonial powers. In Haitian Revolutionary Studies, David Patrick Geggus sheds new light on this tremendous upheaval by marshaling an unprecedented range of evidence drawn from archival research in six countries. Geggus's fine-grained essays explore central issues and little-studied aspects of the conflict, including new historiography and sources, the origins of the black rebellion, and relations between slaves and free people of color. The contributions of vodou and marronage to the slave uprising, Toussaint Louverture and the abolition question, the policies of the major powers toward the revolution, and its interaction with the early French Revolution are also addressed. Questions about ethnicity, identity, and historical knowledge inform this essential study of a complex revolution.

Frontline Pakistan

Author: Zahid Hussain
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231142250
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Frontline Pakistan from the Author: Zahid Hussain. Veteran Pakistani journalist and commentator Zahid Hussain explores Pakistan's complex political power web and the consequences of Musharraf's decision to support America's drive against jihadism, which essentially took Pakistan to war with itself. Conducting exclusive interviews with key players and grassroots radicals, Hussain pinpoints the origin of the jihadi movement in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the long-standing and often denied links between militants and Pakistani authorities, the weaknesses of successive elected governments, and the challenges to Musharraf's authority posed by politico-religious, sectarian, and civil society elements within the country. The jihadi madrassas of Pakistan are incubators of the most feared terrorists in the world. Although the country's "war on terror" has so far been a stage show, a very real battle is looming, the outcome of which will have grave implications for the future security of the world.

The Congress Of Arras 1435

Author: Joycelyne Gledhill Russell
Publisher: Biblo & Tannen Publishers
ISBN: 9780819602817
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The Congress Of Arras 1435 from the Author: Joycelyne Gledhill Russell.

Dictionnaire Anglais Fran Ais

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc
Publisher: Merriam-Webster
ISBN: 9780877791669
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Dictionnaire Anglais Fran Ais from the Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc. A French-English dictionary.

The Foundations Of Modern Political Thought Volume 2 The Age Of Reformation

Author: Quentin Skinner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521294355
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The Foundations Of Modern Political Thought Volume 2 The Age Of Reformation from the Author: Quentin Skinner. A two-volume study of political thought from the late thirteenth to the end of the sixteenth century, the decisive period of transition from medieval to modern political theory. The work is intended to be both an introduction to the period for students, and a presentation and justification of a particular approach to the interpretation of historical texts. Quentin Skinner gives an outline account of all the principal texts of the period, discussing in turn the chief political writings of Dante, Marsiglio, Bartolus, Machiavelli, Erasmus and more, Luther and Calvin, Bodin and the Calvinist revolutionaries. But he also examines a very large number of lesser writers in order to explain the general social and intellectual context in which these leading theorists worked. He thus presents the history not as a procession of 'classic texts' but are more readily intelligible. He traces by this means the gradual emergence of the vocabulary of modern political thought, and in particular the crucial concept of the State. We are given an insight into the actual processes of the formation of ideologies and into some of the linkages between political theory and practice. Professor Skinner has been awarded the Balzan Prize Life Time Achievement Award for Political Thought, History and Theory. Full details of this award can be found at http://www.balzan.it/News_eng.aspx?ID=2474