India Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic [2 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic
Author: Arnold P. Kaminsky,Roger D. Long Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313374635
Category: Social Science
Page: 864
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Containing almost 250 entries written by scholars from around the world, this two-volume resource provides current, accurate, and useful information on the politics, economics, society, and cultures of India since 1947. • 240 A–Z entries on the social, political, cultural, and economic development of India since 1947 • Contributions from more than 100 distinguished international scholars from five continents • A chronology of major domestic, regional, and world events in and involving India from 1947 to 2010 • A "Guide to Related Topics" to allow readers to trace main themes across related entries • An extensive Selected Bibliography containing multicultural and multidisciplinary materials and scholarship on the growth and development of the Republic of India from 1947 to the present

Global Jihad

The Future in the Face of Militant Islam
Author: Patrick Sookhdeo
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0988593068
Category: History
Page: 669
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What is the driving force behind Islamist terrorism? The author takes an in-depth look at the teachings of Islam, past and present, drawing on a range of sources, including Muslim writers. He examines the facets of Islam that could motivate men and women of violence. Practical strategies are suggested for the long war against Islamist violence.

Understanding Islamist Terrorism

The Islamic Doctrine of War
Author: Patrick Sookhdeo
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 098929059X
Category: Political Science
Page: 278
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Modern Islamist terrorists look back to the early years of Islam to justify their actions. This book examines the origins, development and character of the classical Islamic doctrine of war that was followed at that time, and the implications for the West of the terrorists’ return to this teaching.

The Church and Conversion

A Study of Recent Conversions to and from Christianity in the Tamil Area of South India
Author: Andrew Wingate, Sir
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 306
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This Timely Book Looks At Phenomenon Of Conversion By The Church In A Tamil Speaking Area Of South India.

Literature and Its Times: Growth of empires to the Great Depression (1890-1930s)


Author: Joyce Moss,George Wilson
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787606091
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 488
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Provides the historical background of the most-studied novels, plays, poems, speeches and short stories. Entries examine both the historical setting of the literary work and the historical events taking place at the time the work was written.

Societies, Networks, and Transitions


Author: Craig Lockard
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 143908534X
Category: History
Page: 416
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SOCIETIES, NETWORKS, AND TRANSITIONS connects the different regions of the world between chapters, and explores broader global themes in part-ending essays. This innovative structure combines the accessibility of a regional approach with the rigor of comparative scholarship to show students world history in a truly global framework. The tree, tree, tree, forest organization assures that students stay engaged and sure of when and where they are in their study of world history. The text also features a strong focus on culture and religion. Author and veteran teacher Craig Lockard engages students with a unique approach to cultural artifacts; such as, music and art. A range of pedagogical features--including focus questions, section summaries, and web-based study aids--support students and instructors as they explore the interconnectedness of different people, places, and periods in the global past. The Second Edition features all new maps--beautiful to look at and learn with--and an open, student-friendly design. Additionally, the text has been extensively revised to sharpen the narrative. Available in the following split options: SOCIETIES, NETWORKS, AND TRANSITIONS, Second Edition (Chapters 1-31), ISBN: 978-1-439-08520-2; Volume I: To 1500 (Chapters 1-14), ISBN 978-1-439-08535-6; Volume II: Since 1450 (Chapters 15-31), ISBN 978-1-439-08536-3; Volume A: To 600 (Chapters 1-9), ISBN: 978-1-439-08533-2; Volume B: From 600 to 1750 (Chapters 10-18), ISBN: 978-1-439-08540-0; Volume C: Since 1750 (Chapters 19-31), ISBN: 978-1-439-08534-9. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Books in print supplement 1988-89

a mid-year updating service listing new books, price changes, and out of titles. Authors, Subjects
Author: [Anonymus AC00022804]
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780835225519
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Patterns of World History


Author: Peter Von Sivers,Charles Desnoyers,George B. Stow
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 1139
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Patterns of World History offers a distinct framework for understanding the global past through the study of origins, interactions, and adaptations. Authors Peter von Sivers, Charles A. Desnoyers, and George Stow--each specialists in their respective fields--examine the full range of human ingenuity over time and space in a comprehensive, even-handed, and critical fashion. The book helps students to see and understand patterns through: ORIGINS - INTERACTIONS - ADAPTATIONS These key features show the O-I-A framework in action: * Seeing Patterns, a list of key questions at the beginning of each chapter, focuses students on the 3-5 over-arching patterns, which are revisited, considered, and synthesized at the end of the chapter in Thinking Through Patterns. * Each chapter includes a Patterns Up Close case study that brings into sharp relief the O-I-A pattern using a specific idea or thing that has developed in human history (and helped, in turn, develop human history), like the innovation of the Chinese writing system or religious syncretism in India. Each case study clearly shows how an innovation originated either in one geographical center or independently in several different centers. It demonstrates how, as people in the centers interacted with their neighbors, the neighbors adapted to--and in many cases were transformed by--the idea, object, or event. Adaptations include the entire spectrum of human responses, ranging from outright rejection to creative borrowing and, at times, forced acceptance. * Concept Maps at the end of each chapter use compelling graphical representations of ideas and information to help students remember and relate the big patterns of the chapter.

The great transformation

politische und ökonomische Ursprünge von Gesellschaften und Wirtschaftssystemen
Author: Karl Polanyi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economic history
Page: 378
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