Twice a Stranger: The Mass Expulsions that Forged Modern Greece and Turkey

By Bruce Clark

In the dismantling of the Ottoman Empire following global warfare I, approximately million voters in Turkey and Greece have been expelled from homelands. The Lausanne treaty led to the deportation of Orthodox Christians from Turkey to Greece and of Muslims from Greece to Turkey. The move used to be hailed as an answer to the matter of minorities who couldn't coexist. either governments observed the alternate as an opportunity to create societies of a unmarried tradition. The reviews and emotions of these uprooted from their local soil have been by no means solicited.

In an evocative e-book, Bruce Clark attracts on new archival examine in Turkey and Greece in addition to interviews with surviving contributors to envision this exceptional workout in ethnic engineering. He examines how the trade was once negotiated and the way humans on each side got here to phrases with new lands and identities.

Politically, the inhabitants alternate accomplished its planners' ambitions, however the huge, immense human pain left shattered legacies. It coloured family members among Turkey and Greece, and has been invoked as an answer through advocates of ethnic separation from the Balkans to South Asia to the center East. This considerate publication is a well timed reminder of the consequences of grand coverage on usual humans and of the problems for contemporary countries in contested areas the place humans nonetheless establish strongly with their ethnic or spiritual community.

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A Brief History of the Olympic Games (Wiley Brief Histories of the Ancient World)

By David C. Young

For greater than a millennium, the traditional Olympics captured the imaginations of the Greeks, till a Christianized Rome terminated the competitions within the fourth century advert. however the Olympic excellent didn't die and this publication is a succinct background of the traditional Olympics and their smooth resurgence. Classics professor David younger, who has researched the topic for over 25 years, unearths how the traditional Olympics developed from modest beginnings right into a grand pageant, attracting countless numbers of hugely educated athletes, tens of millions of spectators, and the best artists and poets.

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World History: The Basics

By Peter N. Stearns

International heritage has speedily grown to turn into the most well known and noted techniques to the learn of background. international historical past: the fundamentals introduces this fast-growing box and addresses key questions such as:

• what's global history?
• How will we research a subject matter with this kind of large geographic and chronological range?
• Why has international background been controversial?

Written through one of many founders of the sphere and addressing the entire significant matters together with time, position, civilizations, touch, topics and extra, this booklet is either an excellent advent to international heritage and an immense assertion concerning the prior, current and way forward for the field.

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The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History

By Rian Thum

For 250 years, the Turkic Muslims of Altishahr―the massive barren region sector to the northwest of Tibet―have led an uneasy lifestyles lower than chinese language rule. this day they name themselves Uyghurs, and so they have cultivated a feeling of background and identification that demanding situations Beijing’s authentic nationwide narrative. Rian Thum argues that the roots of this historical past run deeper than contemporary conflicts, to a time while manuscripts and pilgrimage ruled understandings of the prior. past broadening our wisdom of tensions among the Uyghurs and the chinese language executive, this meditation at the very suggestion of historical past probes the boundaries of human interplay with the past.

Uyghur historic perform emerged from the stream of books and folks in the course of the Qing Dynasty, while crowds of pilgrims listened to heritage readings on the tombs of Islamic saints. through the years, amid lengthy trips and relocating rituals, at oasis markets and wasteland shrines, traditional readers tailored community-authored manuscripts to their very own wishes. within the approach they created a window right into a forgotten Islam, formed through the veneration of neighborhood saints.

Partly insulated from the remainder of the Islamic international, the Uyghurs developed a neighborhood historical past that's right now designated and assimilates parts of Semitic, Iranic, Turkic, and Indic traditions―the cultural imports of Silk highway tourists. via either ethnographic and historic research, The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History bargains a brand new knowing of Uyghur old practices, detailing the awesome potential during which this humans reckons with its earlier and confronts its nationalist aspirations within the current day.

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Montcalm and Wolfe: The Riveting Story of the Heroes of the French & Indian War (A Modern Library E-Book) (Modern Library War)

By Francis Parkman

The results of over 40 years of passionate study, Montcalm and Wolfe is the epic tale of Europe's fight for dominance of the hot international. Centuries of contention and greed among the nice imperial powers culminated in 5 brutal years of warfare; led to the demise of either generals, Louis de Montcalm and James Wolfe; and finally sowed the seeds of the yankee Revolution, fought a scant seventeen years later. a super paintings of scholarship in addition to a riveting learn, Montcalm and Wolfe used to be concept by means of many, together with the writer, to be Parkman's maximum paintings. it's a vital a part of any army background assortment. The books within the smooth Library struggle sequence were selected via series
editor Caleb Carr in response to the importance in their subject material, their contribution to the sector of army background, and their literary benefit.

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Remember Me

By Lesley Pearse

The Queen of Storytellers is again - with a victorious story of 1 woman's fight over adversity. In 1786 a fisherman's daughter from Cornwall known as Mary vast was once sentenced to be hung for robbery. yet her sentence was once commuted, and he or she was once transported to Australia, one of many first convicts to reach there. How Mary escaped the cruel life of the colony and located real love, and the way she used to be captured and brought again to London in chains, merely to be published after a tribulation the place she used to be defended by way of at the very least James Boswell, is among the such a lot gripping and relocating tales of human endeavour (based on an awesome actual tale) you'll ever learn.

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Druids: A Very Short Introduction

The Druids were recognized and mentioned for a minimum of 2400 years, first through Greek writers and later by means of the Romans, who got here involved with them in Gaul and Britain. in line with those resources, they have been a realized caste who officiated in spiritual ceremonies, taught the traditional wisdoms, and have been respected as philosophers. yet few figures flit so elusively via heritage, and the Druids stay enigmatic and complicated to at the present time. during this Very brief creation, one of many top gurus on British archaeology, Barry Cunliffe, takes the reader on a fast paced examine the ever-fascinating tale of the Druids, as noticeable within the context of the days and areas within which they practiced. Sifting throughout the proof, Cunliffe bargains an expert's top wager as to what may be acknowledged and what cannot be stated concerning the Druids, discussing the origins of the Druids and the proof for his or her ideals and practices, why the character of the druid caste replaced rather dramatically over the years, and the way successive generations have visible them in very diversified ways.

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To Raise Up a Nation: John Brown, Frederick Douglass, and the Making of a Free Country

By William S. King

The Sweeping tale of the boys and ladies Who Fought to finish Slavery in America
“In his fast paced and deeply researched To elevate Up a Nation, William S. King narrates the arriving of the Civil conflict, the struggle itself, and the emancipation method, in the course of the intertwined lives of John Brown and Frederick Douglass. King’s stimulating, well-written account attracts upon telling anecdotes and pen graphics to record America’s dramatic tale from Harper’s Ferry to Appomattox, a drama personified by way of the lives of Brown and Douglass.”—John David Smith, Charles H. Stone extraordinary Professor of yankee historical past, collage of North Carolina at Charlotte, and writer of Lincoln and the U.S. coloured Troops
Drawing on many years of analysis, and demonstrating extraordinary command of a good diversity of fundamental resources, William S. King has written a tremendous historical past of African americans’ personal contributions and issues of crossracial cooperation to finish slavery in the United States. starting with the civil conflict alongside the border of Kansas and Missouri, the writer lines the lifetime of John Brown and the non-public aid for his rules from elite New England businessmen, intellectuals resembling Emerson and Thoreau, and African american citizens, together with his confidant, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Tubman. all through, King hyperlinks occasions that contributed to the transforming into antipathy within the North towards slavery and the South’s issues for its destiny, together with Nat Turner’s rebel, the Amistad affair, the Fugitive Slave legislation, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the Dred Scott choice. the writer additionally successfully describes the controversy in the African American neighborhood as to if the U.S. structure used to be colorblind or if emigration was once the best path for the way forward for blacks in America.
Following Brown’s execution after the failed raid on Harper’s Ferry in 1859, King indicates how Brown’s imaginative and prescient that just a conflict of palms might eliminate slavery used to be set into movement after the election of Abraham Lincoln. as soon as the Civil warfare erupted at the heels of Brown’s raid, the writer relates how black leaders, white legislators, and armed forces officials vigorously mentioned using black manpower for the Union attempt in addition to plans for the liberation of the “veritable Africa” in the southern usa. Following the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1863, recruitment of black infantrymen elevated and by way of war’s finish they made up approximately ten percentage of the Union military, and contributed to many vital victories.
To bring up Up a state: John Brown, Frederick Douglass, and the Making of a loose Country is a sweeping heritage that explains how the destruction of yankee slavery used to be now not directed basically from the counsels of neighborhood and nationwide executive and armed forces males, yet particularly during the grassroots efforts of awesome women and men. As King notes, the Lincoln management eventually armed black americans, as John Brown had tried to do, and their position was once an integral part within the defeat of slavery.

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The Demographic Imagination and the Nineteenth-Century City: Paris, London, New York (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture)

By Nicholas Daly

During this provocative publication, Nicholas Daly tracks the cultural results of the inhabitants explosion of the 19th century, the 'demographic transition' to the fashionable international. because the crowded towns of Paris, London and ny went via related ameliorations, a suite of shared narratives and pictures of city existence circulated between them, together with fantasies of city disaster, crime dramas, and stories of haunted public shipping, refracting the hell that's other folks. within the visible arts, sentimental style photographs seemed that condensed the city plenty right into a handful of susceptible figures: newsboys and flower-girls. on the finish of the century, proto-ecological tales emerge in regards to the sprawling urban as itself a destroyer. This vigorous research excavates the various origins of our personal foreign pop culture, from noir visions of the town as a locus of crime, to utopian photographs of strength and group.

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The Eternal Nazi: From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim

By Nicholas Kulish, Souad Mekhennet

 The tall foreigner dwelling on Port acknowledged road in a Cairo resort lived an easy existence, examining books and writing letters, often called Uncle Tarek to local little ones. they didn't be aware of that he was once truly Aribert Heim—the focus camp health care provider and fugitive from justice who turned the main sought after Nazi battle legal within the world.

Dr. Aribert Heim labored on the Mauthausen focus camp for just a few months in 1941 yet left a frightening mark at the stories of survivors. within the chaos of the postwar interval, Heim was once in a position to slip clear of his darkish prior. yet definite infrequent participants in Germany have been unwilling to allow Nazi conflict criminals pass unpunished. between them was once a police investigator named Alfred Aedtner, whose quest took him throughout Europe and throughout many years, and right into a shut alliance with mythical Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. this is often the excellent tale of the way Aribert Heim avoided catch, residing in a working-class local of the Egyptian capital, praying in Arabic, loved through an followed Muslim relatives, whereas inspiring a manhunt that outlived him via decades. He turned the “Eternal Nazi,” a logo of Germany’s evolving perspective towards the sins of its previous, which ultimately crested in a wish to see justice performed at virtually any cost.

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