Category: Humanities

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Identity Politics in India and Europe

Description Identity Politics in India and Europe combines qualitative methods (20 interviews) with historical and philosophical analysis. The first part of the book discusses the history of perceptions between the Europe of Latin Christianity and the so-called Muslim world, starting from the 7th century onwards. The second part is devoted to a discussion on the emergence of modernity and how it changed the identity politics of earlier times. The third part explores the role that intellectual elites have to play. It comprises interviews of eminent scholars and thinkers in India such as Imtiaz Ahmad and Ashis Nandy. These make for an insightful read, especially as subtle...

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Film History: An Introduction (4th Edition)

Description Written by two of the leading scholars in film studies, Film History: An Introduction 4e is a comprehensive, global survey of the medium that covers the development of every genre in film, from drama and comedy to documentary and experimental. Concepts and events are illustrated with frame enlargements taken from the original sources, giving students more realistic points of reference. Download Links Server 1  | Server 2 (Size 956.8 MB)

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Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction

Description Distilling the ideas of the greatest military theoreticians of history, including Sun Tzu, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Carl von Clausewitz, Antulio J. Echevarria II presents a fascinating account of the “art of the general.” Drawing on historical examples, from Hannibal’s war against Rome to Napoleon’s victory at Austerlitz, from the Allies’ campaign to overwhelm Hitler’s fortress to the terror attacks of September 11, Echevarria vividly describes the major types of military strategy and their advantages and disadvantages. Clear and engaging, this book shows that military strategy is essential for understanding major events of the past and becomes even more critical today, in a world increasingly...

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Ancient Ireland: Life Before the Celts

Description When the Celts first arrived in Ireland around 250BC, the island had already been inhabited for over 7,000 years. These pre-Celtic peoples have left no written records, but they have left extensive archaeological evidence, of which Newgrange is the most celebrated example. Who were these peoples and how did they live? Using archaeological evidence, Laurence Flanagan pieces together the sort of houses they built, the way they cultivated the land, their social and economic systems, and many other aspects of daily life in pre-Celtic Ireland. Combining scholarship with an accessible style, the book provides a unique and fascinating insight into a lost, fabled world....

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Spanish Grammar Drills 2nd Edition

Description If you want to be proficient in Spanish, you have to master its grammar. The best way to perfect your grammar skills is through drills, drills, and more drills. Covering all facets of Spanish grammar–from prepositions and pronouns to verbal forms and tenses–Spanish Grammar Drills helps you learn often-perplexing topics through hands-on experience. This comprehensive book features: More than 200 exercises that demonstrate how the Spanish grammar system works Authentic examples that illustrate correct grammar usage A thorough review section, new to this edition An answer key to give you immediate clarification on any concept Topics include: Reflexive verbs * Infinitives and gerunds * Possessive...

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The Big Blue Book of French Verbs (2nd Edition)

Description BIG BOOKS are the sound choice in verbs! The Big Blue Book of French Verbs makes it easy for you to find the word you need to know quickly and easily. Inside you will find 555 fully conjugated verbs, current idioms and expressions for each verb, extended usage examples for the Top 50 verbs, 2,500-plus verbs cross-referenced to conjugation models, and much more. Download Links Server 1  | Server 2 (Size 3.9 MB)

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The Actual and the Rational: Hegel and Objective Spirit

Description One of Hegel’s most controversial and confounding claims is that “the real is rational and the rational is real.” In this book, one of the world’s leading scholars of Hegel, Jean-François Kervégan, offers a thorough analysis and explanation of that claim, along the way delivering a compelling account of modern social, political, and ethical life. ​Kervégan begins with Hegel’s term “objective spirit,” the public manifestation of our deepest commitments, the binding norms that shape our existence as subjects and agents. He examines objective spirit in three realms: the notion of right, the theory of society, and the state. In conversation with Tocqueville and other...