Empire of Shadows

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"Empire of Shadows has a total of 560 pages which are papers from writer 'George Black'. "George Black rediscovers the history and lore of one of the planet's most magnificent landscapes. Read Empire of Shadows, and you'll never think of our first—in many ways our greatest—national park in the same way again." —Hampton Sides, author of Blood and Thunder Empire of Shadows is the epic story of the conquest of Yellowstone, a landscape uninhabited, inaccessible and shrouded in myth in the aftermath of the Civil War. In a radical reinterpretation of the nineteenth century West, George Black casts Yellowstone's creation as the culmination of three interwoven strands of history - the passion for exploration, the violence of the Indian Wars and the "civilizing" of the frontier - and charts its course through the lives of those who sought to lay bare its mysteries: Lt. Gustavus Cheyney Doane, a gifted but tormented cavalryman known as "the man who invented Wonderland"; the ambitious former vigilante leader Nathaniel Langford; scientist Ferdinand Hayden, who brought photographer William Henry Jackson and painter Thomas Moran to Yellowstone; and Gen. Phil Sheridan, Civil War hero and architect of the Indian Wars, who finally succeeded in having the new National Park placed under the protection of the US Cavalry. George Black1s Empire of Shadows is a groundbreaking historical account of the origins of America1s majestic national landmark. 2012-03-27 time of publication of the book, [-St. Martin's Press-]"

Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Pages : 560 Paper
Genre : History
No.ID : UyPEQCPYzasC
ISBN-10 : 1429989742
ISBN-13 : 9781429989749
Time : 2012-03-27
Author : George Black
Size : 913 KB/s
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Empire of Shadows

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"Empire of Shadows has a total of 496 pages which are papers from writer 'Miriam Forster'. Perfect for fans of romantic fantasies like The Girl of Fire and Thorns and Graceling, Empire of Shadows takes readers on a spellbinding journey into a world with a divided society, deadly courtiers, heroic traitors, and deeply laid conspiracies. Cast out by her family three years ago, Mara turned to the only place that would take her—an order where students train to protect others. But Mara is stunned when guarding a noble girl in the Empire's capital turns out to be more dangerous than she could've imagined. More shocking still, Mara finds the boy she thought she'd lost forever outside the gates of her new home. Mara knew the dizzying capital city would hold dangers. How could she have known that her heart, as well as her life, would be at stake? 2014-11-04 time of publication of the book, [-Harper Collins-]"

Publisher : Harper Collins
Pages : 496 Paper
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
No.ID : CmiBAwAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 0062121359
ISBN-13 : 9780062121356
Time : 2014-11-04
Author : Miriam Forster
Size : 157 KB/s
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The Empire of Shadows

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"The Empire of Shadows has a total of 384 pages which are papers from writer 'Richard E. Crabbe'. New York City, August 1889: within sight of Madison Square Park, a man lays dead in a darkened construction site. Jim Tupper, a Mohawk of the Iroquois nation, stands over the body. Within minutes he's seen. And as police whistles scream in the night, he runs, knowing there is but one place to hide. With the police hounding him, Tupper makes his way back to the place he knows best-the vast, unsettled Adirondack wilderness. What he finds upon his return is both familiar and strange, a homeland torn by forces from within and without. But after surviving a deadly chase through the streets, back alleys, and underworld haunts of a teeming lower Manhattan, he is home, and Tupper sinks beneath the surface of the Adirondack forest, blending back into the landscape of his youth. But he has left a trail of death behind, a trail leading dangerously close to a fantastic luxury hotel deep in the heart of the wilderness where Captain Tom Braddock and his family are vacationing. Worlds collide when Tom's son becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a young maid at the hotel. To clear him, Braddock has no choice but to find the illusive Indian, a man who knows the forest as well as Tom knows the streets. Determined to catch Tupper no matter the cost, Braddock launches an epic chase through more than a hundred miles of Adirondack lakes, rivers and forest, his guide the legendary Mitchell Sabattis. But not all in the Adirondacks is as it appears. Powerful forces have been set in motion, and as developers make manifest their need to rein in the wilderness, Tom too wonders what the vast forests might hold. Will he find the clues he needs to exonerate his son and put a killer behind bars? Or will the great forest smother its secrets in shadow until its price has been paid in blood? 2003-11-01 time of publication of the book, [-Minotaur Books-]"

Publisher : Minotaur Books
Pages : 384 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : Jgf6I86pCe4C
ISBN-10 : 9781429972550
ISBN-13 : 1429972556
Time : 2003-11-01
Author : Richard E. Crabbe
Size : 416 KB/s
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Empire of Shadows

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"Empire of Shadows has a total of 750 pages which are papers from writer 'Sarah M. Cradit'. Dive into the secret, ancient, powerful world of two New Orleans families, the Deschanels and the Sullivans… From USA Today bestselling paranormal author Sarah M. Cradit comes Empire of Shadows, Volume 5 in the bestselling witches family saga, The House of Crimson & Clover. Not a standalone story, Empire's plot makes the most sense only after having the prior volumes. Two dynasties clash for power. Only one empire can emerge. In a time now legend, a sacred vow united the Farværdig and the Tuatha Dé Danann. One race born of fire, the other risen from nature. Together, they enjoyed centuries of peace and prosperity, under the protective blanket of this hallowed oath. But when war came to the doorstep of the Tuatha, the Farværdig turned their backs. Expelled from their lands, those Tuatha who were not extinguished went into hiding, later re-emerging in secret as the Quinlans. The broken vow took its toll on the Farværdig, dividing the race into two factions: those willing to fall to heel of new restrictive laws, and rebels determined to restore the peaceful values of their kind. In the midst of years of strife that follows, a Prophecy emerged, promising hope. Unite the races once more, and right the ancient wrong. As the shadows of age and myth are exposed, the Deschanels find themselves deeply enmeshed in this war. Their bloodline and futures closely intertwined with both races, each member of the family must uncover their own vital role in fulfilling the Prophecy or risk decimation. The House of Crimson and Clover Series:Volume I: The Illusions of EventideVolume II: BoundVolume III: Midnight DynastyVolume IV: Asunder Volume V: Empire of ShadowsVolume VI: Myths of MidwinterVolume VII: The Hinterland VeilVolume VIII: The Secrets Amongst the Cypress (Fall 2016) House of Crimson & Clover Series Prequels: The Storm and the DarknessShattered La Famille Lagniappes (Character Bonus Stories): Flourish: The Story of Anne FontaineShame: The Story of Jonathan St. Andrews House of Crimson & Clover Lagniappes (Series Bonus Stories):St. Charles at Dusk: The Story of Oz and AdrienneSurrender: The Story of Oz and AnasofiyaFire & Ice: Remy & Fleur FontenotDark Blessing: The Landry TripletsPandora's Box: Jasper and Pandora BroussardThe MenagerieA Band of Heather: Colleen and Noah Box Sets: Lagniappes Collection IThe House of Crimson & Clover Volumes I-IVThePrequels And many more to come... 2015-04-21 time of publication of the book, [-Sarah M. Cradit-]"

Publisher : Sarah M. Cradit
Pages : 750 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : BqnmBgAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 :
Time : 2015-04-21
Author : Sarah M. Cradit
Size : 847 KB/s
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In the Empire of Shadow

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"In the Empire of Shadow has a total of 320 pages which are papers from writer 'Lawrence Watt-Evans'. Pel Brown knew nothing about parallel universes, let alone travel between them. Then he stepped through a portal that appeared in his basement - and his life turned upside down. That first inexplicable doorway took him into a magic world called Faerie, ruled by the evil and mysterious Shadow. Another portal provided escape to a world of science and spaceships - and ruthless space pirates plundering the Galactic Empire. Imperial forces rescued Pel. They would even send him home - but only after he returned to Faerie and destroyed Shadow. And so, with wizards, spacemen, and swordsmen as his unlikely allies, Pel set out to beard the enemy in its stronghold. But real life is what happens while you're making other plans - as Pel learned when he uncovered his malign foe's true nature... 2017-02-23 time of publication of the book, [-Hachette UK-]"

Publisher : Hachette UK
Pages : 320 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : lb32DQAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1473214246
ISBN-13 : 9781473214248
Time : 2017-02-23
Author : Lawrence Watt-Evans
Size : 541 KB/s
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Empire of the Moghul: Traitors in the Shadows

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"Empire of the Moghul: Traitors in the Shadows has a total of 432 pages which are papers from writer 'Alex Rutherford'. TRAITORS IN THE SHADOWS is the sixth gripping novel in the action-packed Empire of the Moghul series by Alex Rutherford, perfect for fans of Simon Scarrow and Robyn Young. 'Totally absorbing... Authentic characters and sweeping action' Wilbur Smith A dynasty at war A new emperor, Aurangzeb, sits on India's glittering Peacock Throne - the throne he seized from his father while the old emperor still lived. He has paid for it with blood: during the brutal civil war he hunted down and killed his brothers. Now he must return the Moghul Empire to the true path and achieve new glory. But the exercise of great power is isolating. With enemies everywhere, who should he trust? Certainly not his sons. He must rely on himself and the knowledge that there are more ways to subdue a man than on the battlefield. But as the years pass memories haunt him - memories of a father who never loved him and a mother who lies in the Taj Mahal; of murdered brothers and of sons and daughters locked in sunless prisons. He tells himself that everything he has done has been necessary - moral, even. But how will his God judge him? 2015-04-09 time of publication of the book, [-Hachette UK-]"

Publisher : Hachette UK
Pages : 432 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : xb2cBAAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1472205928
ISBN-13 : 9781472205926
Time : 2015-04-09
Author : Alex Rutherford
Size : 511 KB/s
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Shadows of Empire

Original Synopsis

"Shadows of Empire has a total of 349 pages which are papers from writer 'Laurie Jo Sears'. Shadows of Empire explores Javanese shadow theater as a staging area for negotiations between colonial power and indigenous traditions. Charting the shifting boundaries between myth and history in Javanese Mahabharata and Ramayana tales, Laurie J. Sears reveals what happens when these stories move from village performances and palace manuscripts into colonial texts and nationalist journals and, most recently, comic books and novels. Historical, anthropological, and literary in its method and insight, this work offers a dramatic reassessment of both Javanese literary/theatrical production and Dutch scholarship on Southeast Asia. Though Javanese shadow theater (wayang) has existed for hundreds of years, our knowledge of its history, performance practice, and role in Javanese society only begins with Dutch documentation and interpretation in the nineteenth century. Analyzing the Mahabharata and Ramayana tales in relation to court poetry, Islamic faith, Dutch scholarship, and nationalist journals, Sears shows how the shadow theater as we know it today must be understood as a hybrid of Javanese and Dutch ideas and interests, inseparable from a particular colonial moment. In doing so, she contributes to a re–envisioning of European histories that acknowledges the influence of Asian, African, and New World cultures on European thought—and to a rewriting of colonial and postcolonial Javanese histories that questions the boundaries and content of history and story, myth and allegory, colonialism and culture. Shadows of Empire will appeal not only to specialists in Javanese culture and historians of Indonesia, but also to a wide range of scholars in the areas of performance and literature, anthropology, Southeast Asian studies, and postcolonial studies. 1996 time of publication of the book, [-Duke University Press-]"

Publisher : Duke University Press
Pages : 349 Paper
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
No.ID : UHBBal6w30wC
ISBN-10 : 9780822316978
ISBN-13 : 0822316978
Time : 1996
Author : Laurie Jo Sears
Size : 677 KB/s
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Shadows of Empire

Original Synopsis

"Shadows of Empire has a total of 300 pages which are papers from writer 'David T. Garrett'. This 2005 book traces the history of the late colonial Andean elite and their privilege and authority. 2005-09-12 time of publication of the book, [-Cambridge University Press-]"

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Pages : 300 Paper
Genre : History
No.ID : yZFJFLS3Zh8C
ISBN-10 : 9780521846349
ISBN-13 : 052184634X
Time : 2005-09-12
Author : David T. Garrett
Size : 651 KB/s
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Shadows of the Empire: Star Wars Legends

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"Shadows of the Empire: Star Wars Legends has a total of 416 pages which are papers from writer 'Steve Perry'. Shadows of the Empire illuminates the shadowy outlines of a criminal conspiracy that exists in the background of the events in the movies, ruled by a character new to us. Prince Xizor is a mastermind of evil who dares to oppose one of the best-known fictional villains of all time: Darth Vader. The story involves all the featured Star Wars movie characters, plus Emperor Palpatine and, of course, Lord Vader himself. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years! 2011-06-28 time of publication of the book, [-Del Rey-]"

Publisher : Del Rey
Pages : 416 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : g2dg_I34roIC
ISBN-10 : 0307796345
ISBN-13 : 9780307796349
Time : 2011-06-28
Author : Steve Perry
Size : 824 KB/s
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Shadows of Empire in West Africa

Original Synopsis

"Shadows of Empire in West Africa has a total of 368 pages which are papers from writer 'John Kwadwo Osei-Tutu, Victoria Ellen Smith'. These essays reexamine European forts in West Africa as hubs where different peoples interacted, negotiated and transformed each other socially, politically, culturally, and economically. This collection brings together scholars of history, archaeology, cultural studies, and others to present a nuanced image of fortifications, showing that over time the functions and impacts of the buildings changed as the motives, missions, allegiances, and power dynamics in the region also changed. Focusing on the fortifications of Ghana, the authors discuss how these structures may be interpreted as connecting Ghanaian and West African histories to a multitude of global histories. They also enable greater understanding of the fortifications’ contemporary use as heritage sites, where the Afro-European experience is narrated through guided tours and museums. 2017-09-06 time of publication of the book, [-Springer-]"

Publisher : Springer
Pages : 368 Paper
Genre : History
No.ID : Iq80DwAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 3319392824
ISBN-13 : 9783319392820
Time : 2017-09-06
Author : John Kwadwo Osei-Tutu, Victoria Ellen Smith
Size : 512 KB/s
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Guiana and the Shadows of Empire

Original Synopsis

"Guiana and the Shadows of Empire has a total of 208 pages which are papers from writer 'Joshua R. Hyles'. This book is a history of the three Guianas, now known as Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. Though histories of each of the countries exist, this is the first work in a century to consider the three countries as a group, and thus the first to present the history of all three as a comparative and overarching study. Special emphasis has been given to the story of how each colony was administered by Britain, the Netherlands, and France respectively, and how these differing colonial administrative policies have given rise to three vastly different cultures. Because the geographical area of the Guianas is relatively small, the indigenous population at the time of contact was relatively uniform across the area, and the external pressures on the three colonies over their histories exhibited significant similarities, the book presents the Guianas as an ideal laboratory in which to study the effects of imperialism and cultural assimilation practices. The book also briefly considers the present political and cultural status of the three polities and makes some projections about their possible futures. In all, the book presents a complete history from prehistory until the present day covering the entirety of the Guianas region, relating a colorful history from a little-studied corner of the world. 2013-12-04 time of publication of the book, [-Lexington Books-]"

Publisher : Lexington Books
Pages : 208 Paper
Genre : History
No.ID : VTFXAgAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 0739187805
ISBN-13 : 9780739187807
Time : 2013-12-04
Author : Joshua R. Hyles
Size : 496 KB/s
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Shadows of the Empire

Original Synopsis

"Shadows of the Empire has a total of 174 pages which are papers from writer 'Bart Farkas'. With Shadows of the Empire: The Official Strategy Guide, you'll learn how to defeat Boba Fett and IG-88, blast Imperial baddies, and get the secrets you'll need to ultimately destroy Prince Xizor and his Skyhook, inclooding:All the locations of the secret Rebel challenge points Step-by-step walkthroughs for every mission Jet-packed flight skills that will propel you to victory Maps for selected levels About the Author Bart Farkas is the author of Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Game Secrets for the N64, Wing Commander IV: Unauthorized Secrets and Solutions, Lords of the Realm II: The Official Strategy Guide, and other Prima titles. He is the editor-in-chief of Inside Mac Games. 1997 time of publication of the book, [-Prima Games-]"

Publisher : Prima Games
Pages : 174 Paper
Genre : Games
No.ID : IQf2LKmdhUkC
ISBN-10 : 9780761511762
ISBN-13 : 0761511768
Time : 1997
Author : Bart Farkas
Size : 889 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Shadows of the Empire

Original Synopsis

"Shadows of the Empire has a total of 385 pages which are papers from writer 'Steve Perry'. A novel set during the period between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi follows Leia's preparations to rescue Han Solo and Luke's flight from both Darth Vader and an equally powerful dark lord, Xizor. Reprint. 1997 time of publication of the book, [-Spectra-]"

Publisher : Spectra
Pages : 385 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : JFJ3qQyGJSgC
ISBN-10 : 0553574132
ISBN-13 : 9780553574135
Time : 1997
Author : Steve Perry
Size : 526 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

In the Shadow of Empire

Original Synopsis

"In the Shadow of Empire has a total of 199 pages which are papers from writer 'Richard A. Horsley'. The Bible tells the stories of many empires, and many are still considered some of the largest of the ancient and classical world: the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Persians, the Greeks, and finally the Romans. In this provocative book, nine experts bring a critical analysis of these world empires in the background of the Old and New Testaments. As they explain, the Bible developedagainstthe context of these empires, providing concrete meaning to the countercultural claims of Jews and Christians that their God was the true King, the real Emperor. Each chapter describes how to read the Bible as a reaction to empire and points to how to respond to the biblical message to resist imperial powers in every age. 2008 time of publication of the book, [-Westminster John Knox Press-]"

Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
Pages : 199 Paper
Genre : Religion
No.ID : PjmeOZTi2OwC
ISBN-10 : 0664232329
ISBN-13 : 9780664232320
Time : 2008
Author : Richard A. Horsley
Size : 743 KB/s
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Shadows of Empire

Original Synopsis

"Shadows of Empire has a total of 224 pages which are papers from writer 'Michael Kenny, Nick Pearce'. The idea of an alliance between Britain and its old Commonwealth colonies has recently made a remarkable comeback in the context of Brexit. Based on belief in a special bond between the English-speaking peoples of the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, it has been dubbed the 'Anglosphere' by supporters and 'Empire 2.0' by critics. In this book, leading commentators Michael Kenny and Nick Pearce trace the historical origins of this idea back to the shadow cast by the British Empire in the late Victorian era. They show how leading British political figures, from Churchill to Thatcher, consistently reworked it and how it was revived by a group of right-wing politicians, historians and pamphleteers to support the case for Brexit. They argue that, while the contemporary idea of the Anglosphere as an alternative to European Union membership is seriously flawed, it nonetheless represents an enduring account of Britain’s role in the world that runs through the heart of political life over the last century. Shadows of Empire will be essential reading for everyone interested in British politics and post-Brexit foreign policy. 2018-05-04 time of publication of the book, [-John Wiley & Sons-]"

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Pages : 224 Paper
Genre : Political Science
No.ID : S_1ZDwAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1509516646
ISBN-13 : 9781509516643
Time : 2018-05-04
Author : Michael Kenny, Nick Pearce
Size : 684 KB/s
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India in the Shadows of Empire

Original Synopsis

"India in the Shadows of Empire has a total of pages which are papers from writer 'Mithi Mukherjee'. This book explains the postcolonial Indian polity by presenting an alternative historical narrative of the British Empire in India and India's struggle for independence. It pursues this narrative along two major trajectories. On the one hand, it focuses on the role of imperial judicial institutions and practices in the making of both the British Empire and the anti-colonial movement under the Congress, with the lawyer as political leader. On the other hand, it offers a novel interpretation of Gandhi's non-violent resistance movement as being different from the Congress. It shows that the Gandhian movement, as the most powerful force largely responsible for India's independence, was anchored not in western discourses of political and legislative freedom but rather in Indic traditions of renunciative freedom, with the renouncer as leader. This volume offers a comprehensive and new reinterpretation of the Indian Constitution in the light of this historical narrative. The book contends that the British colonial idea of justice and the Gandhian ethos of resistance have been the two competing and conflicting driving forces that have determined the nature and evolution of the Indian polity after independence. 2009-11-25 time of publication of the book, [-Oxford University Press-]"

Publisher : Oxford University Press
Pages : Paper
Genre : History
No.ID : svQtDwAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 019908811X
ISBN-13 : 9780199088119
Time : 2009-11-25
Author : Mithi Mukherjee
Size : 958 KB/s
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Shadows of the Empire

Original Synopsis

"Shadows of the Empire has a total of 168 pages which are papers from writer 'Christopher Golden'. While trying to rescue Han Solo, Luke becomes the target of two enemy dark forces, Darth Vader and Xizor. 1996 time of publication of the book, [-Skylark Books-]"

Publisher : Skylark Books
Pages : 168 Paper
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
No.ID : l3LO7XFmtwoC
ISBN-10 : 9780440413035
ISBN-13 : 0440413036
Time : 1996
Author : Christopher Golden
Size : 131 KB/s
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Shadows of the Empire

Original Synopsis

"Shadows of the Empire has a total of 399 pages which are papers from writer 'John Wagner, Michael A Stackpole, Timothy Zahn, Dr Steve Perry, Kilian Plunkett, John Nadeau, Ron Randall, Carlos Ezquerra, P Craig Russell, Tom Simmons, Cary Porter, Dave Nestelle, Dave Cooper, School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences Michael Taylor, Steve Dutto'. Between 'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'The Return of the Jedi', heroes and villains alike lived in the shadows of the Empire. While Princess Leia tries to foil Boba Fett's plan to deliver the carbonite-encased Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt, Darth Vader scours the galaxy for his son Luke Skywalker. 2010-04 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 399 Paper
Genre : Science fiction comic books, strips, etc
No.ID : lOOIQwAACAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9781848565999
ISBN-13 : 1848565992
Time : 2010-04
Author : John Wagner, Michael A Stackpole, Timothy Zahn, Dr Steve Perry, Kilian Plunkett, John Nadeau, Ron Randall, Carlos Ezquerra, P Craig Russell, Tom Simmons, Cary Porter, Dave Nestelle, Dave Cooper, School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences Michael Taylor, Steve Dutto
Size : 738 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

The Long Shadow of the British Empire

Original Synopsis

"The Long Shadow of the British Empire has a total of 304 pages which are papers from writer 'J. Milner-Thornton'. This book explores the lived experiences of formerly colonized people in the privacy of their homes, communities, workplaces, and classrooms, and the associations created from these social interactions. It examines the centrality of gender and social identity in the formation of non-western people in the British Empire. 2011-12-14 time of publication of the book, [-Springer-]"

Publisher : Springer
Pages : 304 Paper
Genre : History
No.ID : gzFbk-ZPzqEC
ISBN-10 : 1137013087
ISBN-13 : 9781137013088
Time : 2011-12-14
Author : J. Milner-Thornton
Size : 432 KB/s
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From the Shadow of Empire

Original Synopsis

"From the Shadow of Empire has a total of 277 pages which are papers from writer 'Olga Maiorova'. As nationalism spread across nineteenth-century Europe, Russia’s national identity remained murky: there was no clear distinction between the Russian nation and the expanding multiethnic empire that called itself “Russian.” When Tsar Alexander II’s Great Reforms (1855–1870s) allowed some freedom for public debate, Russian nationalist intellectuals embarked on a major project—which they undertook in daily press, popular historiography, and works of fiction—of finding the Russian nation within the empire and rendering the empire in nationalistic terms. From the Shadow of Empire traces how these nationalist writers refashioned key historical myths—the legend of the nation’s spiritual birth, the tale of the founding of Russia, stories of Cossack independence—to portray the Russian people as the ruling nationality, whose character would define the empire. In an effort to press the government to alter its traditional imperial policies, writers from across the political spectrum made the cult of military victories into the dominant form of national myth-making: in the absence of popular political participation, wars allowed for the people’s involvement in public affairs and conjured an image of unity between ruler and nation. With their increasing reliance on the war metaphor, Reform-era thinkers prepared the ground for the brutal Russification policies of the late nineteenth century and contributed to the aggressive character of twentieth-century Russian nationalism. 2010-08-17 time of publication of the book, [-Univ of Wisconsin Press-]"

Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
Pages : 277 Paper
Genre : Literary Criticism
No.ID : ai1N-k7ASG4C
ISBN-10 : 0299235939
ISBN-13 : 9780299235932
Time : 2010-08-17
Author : Olga Maiorova
Size : 365 KB/s
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Asian Legal Revivals

Original Synopsis

"Asian Legal Revivals has a total of 289 pages which are papers from writer 'Yves Dezalay, Bryant G. Garth'. More than a decade ago, before globalization became a buzzword, Yves Dezalay and Bryant G. Garth established themselves as leading analysts of how that process has shaped the legal profession. Drawing upon the insights of Pierre Bourdieu, Asian Legal Revivals explores the increasing importance of the positions of the law and lawyers in South and Southeast Asia. Dezalay and Garth argue that the current situation in many Asian countries can only be fully understood by looking to their differing colonial experiences—and in considering how those experiences have laid the foundation for those societies’ legal profession today. Deftly tracing the transformation of the relationship between law and state into different colonial settings, the authors show how nationalist legal elites in countries such as India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and South Korea came to wield political power as agents in the move toward national independence. Including fieldwork from over 350 interviews, Asian Legal Revivals illuminates the more recent past and present of these legally changing nations and explains the profession’s recent revival of influence, as spurred on by American geopolitical and legal interests. 2010-11-15 time of publication of the book, [-University of Chicago Press-]"

Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Pages : 289 Paper
Genre : History
No.ID : mNc-76qXuyYC
ISBN-10 : 0226144631
ISBN-13 : 9780226144634
Time : 2010-11-15
Author : Yves Dezalay, Bryant G. Garth
Size : 388 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF