Out of China: How the Chinese Ended the Era of Western Domination
by Professor Robert Bickers (Author)
Nationalism matters in China, and what matters in China matters to everyone. China’s new nationalism, Robert Bickers shows, is rooted not in its present power but in shameful memories of its former weaknesses. Invaded, humiliated, and looted in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by foreign powers, China looks out at the twenty-first century through the lens of the past. History matters deeply to Beijing’s current rulers, and Out of China explains why.
Bickers tracks the long, often agonizing process by which the Chinese regained control of their own country. He describes the corrupt, lurid modernity of prewar Shanghai, the often tiny patches of extraterritorial land controlled by foreign powers, the entrepôts of Hong Kong and Macao, and the myriad means―through armed threats, technology, and legal chicanery―by which China was kept subservient until, gradually, it emerged from Western control. This plural and partial subjugation of China is a story that involves not only European powers and Japan but also the United States.
A Deadly Legacy – German Jews and the Great War
by Lindsey Fitzharris (Author)
A noteworthy reassessment of the critical however unrecognized parts Germany's Jews played at home and at the front amid World War I This book is the first to offer a full record of the shifted commitments of German Jews to Imperial Germany's undertakings amid the Great War. Antiquarian Tim Grady looks at the endeavors of the 100,000 Jewish warriors who served in the German military (12,000 of whom kicked the bucket), and additionally the different exercises Jewish people group bolstered at home, for example, raising assets for the war exertion and anchoring fundamental sustenance supplies. Be that as it may, Grady's exploration goes substantially more profound: he demonstrates that German Jews were never at the fringe of Germany's fighting, however were in certainty intensely included. The creator finds that numerous German Jews were focused on the same severe and dangerous war that different Germans supported, and he examines how the contention was from multiple points of view lived by the two gatherings alike. What none could have anticipated was the risky inheritance they made together, a heritage that empowered Hitler's ascent to control and planted the seeds of the Holocaust to come.
Black Tudors: The Untold Story
by Miranda Kaufmann(Author)
Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2018 A Book of the Year for the Evening Standard and the Observer A dark doorman freely whips a white Englishman in the corridor of a Gloucestershire lodge. A Moroccan lady is sanctified through water in a London church. Henry VIII dispatches a Mauritanian jumper to rescue lost fortunes from the Mary Rose. From long-overlooked records rise the astounding stories of Africans who lived free in Tudor England... They were available at a portion of the vital crossroads of the age. They were dedicated, hitched and covered by the Church. They were paid wages like some other Tudors. The untold stories of the Black Tudors, brilliantly enlivened by Kaufmann, will change how we see this most interesting time of history.
by Augustine (Author)
No other piece of the Hebrew Scriptures, beside the Psalter and segments of the prophet Isaiah, caught the intrigue and stimulated the consideration of the early Church as did the opening parts of the Book of Genesis. Augustine of Hippo, the early Latin Church's profoundest researcher, dedicated three treatises to these parts. The initial two - On Genesis: A Refutation of the Manichees and his Unfinished Literal Commentary on Genesis - are early works. The third and longest - The Literal Meaning of Genesis - was delivered at the stature of Augustine's development and has been positioned with his Confessions, The Trinity, and The City of God. The range, profundity and virtuoso of Augustine's idea, which start to show up in the two prior works, are on full show in the third. This volume unites these three works without precedent for English and gives a significant and far reaching prologue to every one.
by Homer (Author)
One of the principal accomplishments in Western writing, Homer's Iliad recounts the narrative of the darkest scene of the Trojan War. At its middle is Achilles, the best warrior-champion of the Greeks, and his contention with his pioneer Agamemnon. Joined in the deplorable arrangement of occasions are effectively moving portrayals of the back and forth movement of fight, the assaulted city of Ilium, the quarrel between the divine beings, and the destiny of mortals.
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