Victors and Vanquished Book

Victors and Vanquished


  • Author : NA NA
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan US
  • Release Date : 2016-09-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137121431

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Victors and Vanquished Excerpt :

Using excerpts primarily drawn from Bernal Diaz's 1632 account of the Spanish victory and from testimonies - many recently uncovered - of indigenous Nahua survivors gathered by Bernardino de Sahagun, Victors and Vanquished clearly demonstrates how personal interests, class and ethnic biases, and political considerations can influence interpretation of events. A substantial introduction is followed by 9 chronological sections that illuminate the major events and personalities in this powerful historical episode and reveal the changing attitudes toward European expansionism.

Victors and Vanquished Book

Victors and Vanquished


  • Author : Stuart B. Schwartz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-10-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : 1319094856

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The Victors and the Vanquished Book

The Victors and the Vanquished


  • Author : Brian A. Catlos
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-08-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139453608

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This is a revisionary study of Muslims living under Christian rule during the Spanish 'reconquest'. It looks beyond the obvious religious distinctions and delves into the subtleties of identity in the thirteenth-century Crown of Aragon, uncovering a social dynamic in which sectarian differences comprise only one of the many factors in the causal complex of political, economic and cultural reactions. Beginning with the final stage of independent Muslim rule in the Ebro valley region, the book traces the transformation of Islamic society into mudéjar society under Christian domination. This was a case of social evolution in which Muslims, far from being passive victims of foreign colonisation, took an active part in shaping their institutions and experiences as subjects of the Infidel. Using a diverse range of methodological approaches, this book challenges widely held assumptions concerning Christian-Muslim relations in the Middle Ages, and minority-majority relations in general.

Liberalism and War Book

Liberalism and War


  • Author : Andrew J. Williams
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415359801

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Liberalism and War Excerpt :

Military power is now the main vehicle for regime change. The US army has been used on more than 30 different occasions in the post-Cold War world compared with just 10 during the whole of the Cold War era. Leading scholar Andrew Williams tackles contemporary thinking on war with this detailed study on liberal thinking over the last century about how wars should be ended, using a vast range of historical archival material from diplomatic, other official and personal papers, which this study situates within the debates that have emerged in political theory. He examines the main strategies used at the end, and in the aftermath, of wars by liberal states to consolidate their liberal gains and to prevent the re-occurrence of wars with those states they have fought. This new study also explores how various strategies: revenge; restitution; reparation; restraint; retribution; reconciliation; and reconstruction, have been used by liberal states not only to defeat their enemies but also transform them. This is a major new contribution to contemporary thinking and action. This book will be of great interest to all students and scholars of politics, international relations and security studies.

The Korean War Book

The Korean War


  • Author : Stanley Sandler
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2021-09-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813181592

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The Korean War has been termed "The Forgotten War" or the "Unknown War." It is a conflict which never assumed the mythic character of the American Civil War or World War II. However, this book asserts, it would be impossible to understand the Cold War and indeed post 1945 global history without knowledge of the Korean War. Providing a history of the Korean peninsula before the war and including a detailed analysis of the fighting itself, The Korean War goes beyond the battlefield to deal with the war in the air, ground attack, and air evacuation. The study also evaluates the contributions of the UN naval forces, the impact of the war on various homefronts and issues such as defectors, opposition to the war, racial segregation and integration, POWs and the media. Recently-released Soviet documents are used to assess the role of China, the Soviet Union, North and South Korea and the allied forces in the conflict. This fascinating work offers a unique analysis of the Korean War and will be invaluable to students of twentieth-century history, particularly those concerned with American and Pacific history.

The Victors and The Vanquished Book

The Victors and The Vanquished


  • Author : Heda Kovály
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1973
  • Genre: Czechoslovakia
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015019060824

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Two Czechoslovakian activists recall the events that led to the creation of the Social Democratic Party and culminated in the crushing occupation of their country by Russian troops in 1968

No Victor  No Vanquished Book
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No Victor No Vanquished


  • Author : Edgar O'Ballance
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996-11-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 0891416153

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A balanced depiction, minutely detailÝing ̈ the causes, preparation, strategies and actual battles of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War. --Booklist

Asura   Tale of the Vanquished Book
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Asura Tale of the Vanquished


  • Author : Anand Neelakantan
  • Publisher : One Point Six Technology Pvt Ltd
  • Release Date : 2012-04-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9789381576052

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The epic tale of victory and defeat... The story of the Ramayana had been told innumerable times. The enthralling story of Rama, the incarnation of God, who slew Ravana, the evil demon of darkness, is known to every Indian. And in the pages of history, as always, it is the version told by the victors, that lives on. The voice of the vanquished remains lost in silence. But what if Ravana and his people had a different story to tell? The story of the Ravanayana had never been told. Asura is the epic tale of the vanquished Asura people, a story that has been cherished by the oppressed outcastes of India for 3000 years. Until now, no Asura has dared to tell the tale. But perhaps the time has come for the dead and the defeated to speak. "For thousands of years, I have been vilified and my death is celebrated year after year in every corner of India. Why? Was it because I challenged the Gods for the sake of my daughter? Was it because I freed a race from the yoke of caste-based Deva rule? You have heard the victor's tale, the Ramayana. Now hear the Ravanayana, for I am Ravana, the Asura, and my story is the tale of the vanquished." "I am a non-entity-invisible, powerless and negligible. No epics will ever be written about me. I have suffered both Ravana and Rama - the hero and the villain or the villain and the hero. When the stories of great men are told, my voice maybe too feeble to be heard. Yet, spare me a moment and hear my story, for I am Bhadra, the Asura, and my life is the tale of the loser." The ancient Asura empire lay shattered into many warring petty kingdoms reeling under the heel of the Devas. In desperation, the Asuras look up to a young saviour-Ravana. Believing that a better world awaits them under Ravana, common men like Bhadra decide to follow the young leader. With a will of iron and a fiery ambition to succeed, Ravana leads his people from victory to victory and carves out a vast empire from the Devas. But even when Ravana succeeds spectacularly, the

The Vanquished Book
Score: 4
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The Vanquished


  • Author : Robert Gerwarth
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2016-11-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374710682

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A Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2016 An epic, groundbreaking account of the ethnic and state violence that followed the end of World War I—conflicts that would shape the course of the twentieth century For the Western Allies, November 11, 1918, has always been a solemn date—the end of fighting that had destroyed a generation, but also a vindication of a terrible sacrifice with the total collapse of the principal enemies: the German Empire, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire. But for much of the rest of Europe this was a day with no meaning, as a continuing, nightmarish series of conflicts engulfed country after country. In The Vanquished, a highly original and gripping work of history, Robert Gerwarth asks us to think again about the true legacy of the First World War. In large part it was not the fighting on the Western Front that proved so ruinous to Europe’s future, but the devastating aftermath, as countries on both sides of the original conflict were savaged by revolutions, pogroms, mass expulsions, and further major military clashes. In the years immediately after the armistice, millions would die across central, eastern, and southeastern Europe before the Soviet Union and a series of rickety and exhausted small new states would come into being. It was here, in the ruins of Europe, that extreme ideologies such as fascism would take shape and ultimately emerge triumphant. As absorbing in its drama as it is unsettling in its analysis, The Vanquished is destined to transform our understanding of not just the First World War but the twentieth century as a whole.

The Schneider Trophy Seaplanes and Flying Boats Book

The Schneider Trophy Seaplanes and Flying Boats


  • Author : Ralph Pegram
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 1781551790

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The Schneider Trophy Seaplanes and Flying Boats Excerpt :

Timed to coincide with the one hundredth anniversary of the Schneider Trophy, this book is a history of over one hundred different aircraft that contested the trophy between 1913 and 1931. The book includes amazing drawings and photographs of the aircraft that have never been seen before.

Victors and Vanquished Book

Victors and Vanquished


  • Author : Stuart B. Schwartz
  • Publisher : Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Release Date : 2000-11-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : 0312393555

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Victors and Vanquished Excerpt :

In 1519 Hernán Cortés and a small band of Spanish conquistadors overthrew the mighty Mexican empire of the Aztecs. Using excerpts primarily drawn from Bernal Diaz's 1632 account of the Spanish victory and testimonies — many recently uncovered — of indigenous Nahua survivors, Victors and Vanquished clearly demonstrates how personal interests, class and ethnic biases, and political considerations influenced the interpretation of momentous events. A substantial introduction is followed by 9 chronological sections that illuminate the major events and personalities in this powerful historical episode and reveal the changing attitudes toward European expansionism. The volume includes a broad array of visual images and maps, a glossary of Spanish and Nahua terms, biographical notes, a chronology, a selected bibliography, questions for consideration, and an index.

Gloria Victis  Book

Gloria Victis


  • Author : Ny Carlsberg glyptotek
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015053130947

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Gloria Victis! Victors and Vanquished in French Art 1848-1910 This book focuses on the conflict between the old and the new in French painting and sculpture in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Modern art history has hailed the avant-garde as winners and labelled the academic artists losers. However Gloria Victis! (Honour the Vanquished) allows victors and vanquished to meet in open dialogue over the changes in artistic taste through the ages. The last half of the nineteenth century witnessed the emergence of a multifaceted avant-garde, comprising Realism, Impressionism, and many other "Modernistic" trends. These were accompanied by a new aesthetic which came into open conflict with the Classical-Academic tradition. On their side the Academics greeted the new directions in art with mistrust. There quickly developed a view of the new painting as decadent, immoral and provocative: in consequence it rapidly became the target of extreme value judgements by the academically-minded contemporary art critics. But towards the end of the nineteenth century taste changed in favour of the avant-garde. Consequently art history, which has since been written from a modern perspective, has branded the Salon artists as hopelessly out-moded and consigned them to a shadowy existence in the storage vaults of museums. In recent years, however, Salon art has been allowed back into the light after a long absence from public exhibition. Gloria Victis! should be seen as an attempt at a serious analysis, in the spirit of the last twenty years' reevaluation of the art of the second half of the nineteenth century. Perhaps it is, after all, not so simple to distinguish tradition from avant-garde-- and the reverse. It is our hope that the "lost" traditionalists will be seen as more than just dead copyists, who have been denied the validity of their artistic endeavours. By the same token the artists of the Modern will appear in a more subtle light. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen With

The Culture of Defeat Book
Score: 3
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The Culture of Defeat


  • Author : Wolfgang Schivelbusch
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2013-08-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466851177

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The Culture of Defeat Excerpt :

A fascinating look at history's losers-the myths they create to cope with defeat and the steps they take never to be vanquished again History may be written by the victors, Wolfgang Schivelbusch argues in his brilliant and provocative new book, but the losers often have the final word. Focusing on three seminal cases of modern warfare-the South after the Civil War, France in the wake of the Franco-Prussian War, and Germany following World War I-Schivelbusch reveals the complex psychological and cultural reactions of vanquished nations to the experience of military defeat. Drawing on responses from every level of society, Schivelbusch shows how conquered societies question the foundations of their identities and strive to emulate the victors: the South to become a "better North," the French to militarize their schools on the Prussian model, the Germans to adopt all things American. He charts the losers' paradoxical equation of military failure with cultural superiority as they generate myths to glorify their pasts and explain their losses: the nostalgic "plantation legend" after the fall of the Confederacy; the cult of Joan of Arc in vanquished France; the fiction of the stab in the back by "foreign" elements in postwar Germany. From cathartic epidemics of "dance madness" to the revolutions that so often follow battlefield humiliation, Schivelbusch finds remarkable similarities across cultures. Eloquently and vibrantly told, The Culture of Defeat is a tour de force that opens new territory for historical inquiry.

The Great War Book
Score: 5
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The Great War


  • Author : Ian F. W. Beckett
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-01-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 856
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317866145

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The course of events of the Great War has been told many times, spurred by an endless desire to understand 'the war to end all wars'. However, this book moves beyond military narrative to offer a much fuller analysis of of the conflict's strategic, political, economic, social and cultural impact. Starting with the context and origins of the war, including assasination, misunderstanding and differing national war aims, it then covers the treacherous course of the conflict and its social consequences for both soldiers and civilians, for science and technology, for national politics and for pan-European revolution. The war left a long-term legacy for victors and vanquished alike. It created new frontiers, changed the balance of power and influenced the arts, national memory and political thought. The reach of this acount is global, showing how a conflict among European powers came to involve their colonial empires, and embraced Japan, China, the Ottoman Empire, Latin America and the United States.

In the Harbor Book

In the Harbor


  • Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1882
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN 10 : OXFORD:600087165

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