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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.
Mitchell focuses on two important national institutions - the French republican army and the Roman Catholic church - who were attempting to reconsolidate their prerogatives within the still fragile framework of the newly formed Third Republic. Influenced by German models, French reformers advocated universal military conscription and compulsory primary education, which the military and religious hierarchy viewed as threats to their traditional authority. Originally published in 1984. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
'Arthur Page was born in Japan of Russian and Greek parents and the family fled the country in 1941. He reached Australia where he and his father joined the Australian Army. A natural Japanese linguist, Arthur became an interrogator and served with the Americans in the Pacific War, where he questioned enemy prisoners for information. This book tells of his experiences and those of the American Nisei Japanese military linguists and the vital part they all played in the Pacific War. They shared the front line with Australian Diggers and American GIs and never faltered in their task as they endured privations in jungle and swamp. The ATIS men also examined enemy documents, gleaning what information they could in the fight to save Allied lives. Arthur later landed with US forces in the Philippines serving as a combat interrogator of Japanese prisoners in that campaign. He also served in Borneo as an interpreter for Japanese surrender negotiations, followed by duties as a war crimes investigator, preparatory to some Japanese being brought before a court for their actions. This book provides a rare insight into a little-known chapter of Australia's wartime history."--Back cover.
- Author : Usman Faruk
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2011
- Genre : Nigeria
- Pages : 334
- ISBN : 9781258349
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.
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
A balanced depiction, minutely detailÝing ̈ the causes, preparation, strategies and actual battles of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War. --Booklist
- Author : Henry N. BARNETT (Religious Writer.)
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1852
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 23
- ISBN : BL:A0018561633
The author writes that from his personal perspective this book is about hope. But it is also about a complex of historical, tumultuous, tragic and hopeful events that were not only played out in Viet-Nam but also on the world stage, in which he became a participant, from the time of the 1960s. The book is organized into Prologue, eleven chapters, and an Epilogue that relate historical events after which the author then forms conceptions related to hope. At the end of each chapter are "codas" which emerged as reflections-even meditations-on hope as the author was in the process of writing the book. At the end of the book are sections with a glossary of abbreviations, biographical data on both Vietnamese and foreign persons referred to in the book, and an annotated history of Viet-Nam from the time of 2879 B.C. to the present.
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : DIANE Publishing
- Release Date :
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : 9781428916500
Young William 'Wilam' Greyhorse carves small animals and toys for his younger sisters as a method of coping with alcoholic parents and his physical abuse. With the growing estrangement from his family, he is shaken by the increasingly powerful feeling that he is different. The day he meets Jason Bedford in Albuquerque Park, the Indian youth's unexplained yearnings blaze into outright desire, but he then struggles to chart an uncertain course through the homophobic society surrounding him.
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.
Crossroads and Cultures Volume B Sources of Crossroads and Cultures Volume II Victors and Vanquished
- Author : Bonnie G. Smith
- Publisher : Bedford/st Martins
- Release Date : 2012-03-28
- Genre : History
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : 1457636875
"Crossroads and Cultures: A History of the World's Peoples" incorporates the best current cultural history into a fresh and original narrative that connects global patterns of development with life on the ground. As the title, "Crossroads," suggests, this new synthesis highlights the places and times where people exchanged goods and commodities, shared innovations and ideas, waged war and spread disease, and in doing so joined their lives to the broad sweep of global history. Students benefit from a strong pedagogical design, abundant maps and images, and special features that heighten the narrative's attention to the lives and voices of the world's peoples. Test drive a chapter today. Find out how.
- Author : Fall River Public Library
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1882
- Genre : Catalogs, Dictionary
- Pages : 933
- ISBN : NYPL:33433089896553