Victors and Vanquished

Victors and Vanquished
Author: NA NA
Pages: 271
ISBN: 1349626325
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Release: 2000-02-05
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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

Victors and Vanquished
Author: Stuart B. Schwartz
Pages: 271
ISBN: 0312393555
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Release: 2000-11-15
Editor: Bedford/St. Martin's
Language: en

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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.

Victors and Vanquished

Victors and Vanquished
Author: Stuart B. Schwartz,Tatiana Seijas
Pages: 271
ISBN: 1319094856
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Release: 2017-10-16
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Victors and the Vanquished

The Victors and the Vanquished
Author: Brian A. Catlos
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1139453602
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Release: 2004-08-05
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

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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.

Neither Victor Nor Vanquished

Neither Victor Nor Vanquished
Author: William Weber
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781612346083
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Release: 2013
Editor: Potomac Books, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1812, less than forty years after breaking from Britain, the United States found itself in another war with its former colonial master. Now, during the two hundredth anniversary of the War of 1812 comes Neither Victor nor Vanquished, William WeberÆs reappraisal of this critical but frequently misunderstood conflict.

The Victors and The Vanquished

The Victors and The Vanquished
Author: Heda Kovaly,Heda Kovály,Erazim V. Kohák
Pages: 274
ISBN: UOM:39015019060824
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Release: 1973
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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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

Liberalism and War

Liberalism and War
Author: Andrew Williams
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9781136008061
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Release: 2013-04-03
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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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 a 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

The Korean War
Author: Stanley Sandler
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9780813181592
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Release: 2021-03-17
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
Language: en

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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.

Victor and vanquished

Victor and vanquished
Author: Mary Cecil Hay
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:600065013
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Release: 1874
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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No Victor No Vanquished

No Victor  No Vanquished
Author: Edgar O'Ballance
Pages: 370
ISBN: 0891416153
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Release: 1996-11-22
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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

The Vanquished

The Vanquished
Author: Robert Gerwarth
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780374710682
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Release: 2016-11-15
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

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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.

Victors and Vanquished

Victors and Vanquished
Author: Stuart B. Schwartz
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781137121431
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Release: 2021
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan US
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Born Red

Born Red
Author: Yuan Gao
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780804765893
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Release: 1987-06-01
Editor: Stanford University Press
Language: en

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Born Red is an artistically wrought personal account, written very much from inside the experience, of the years 1966-1969, when the author was a young teenager at middle school. It was in the middle schools that much of the fury of the Cultural Revolution and Red Guard movement was spent, and Gao was caught up in very dramatic events, which he recounts as he understood them at the time. Gao's father was a county political official who was in and out of trouble during those years, and the intense interplay between father and son and the differing perceptions and impact of the Cultural Revolution for the two generations provide both an unusual perspective and some extraordinary moving moments. He also makes deft use of traditional mythology and proverbial wisdom to link, sometimes ironically, past and present. Gao relates in vivid fashion how students-turned-Red Guards held mass rallies against 'capitalist roader' teachers and administrators, marching them through the streets to the accompaniment of chants and jeers and driving some of them to suicide. Eventually the students divided into two factions, and school and town became armed camps. Gao tells of the exhilaration that he and his comrades experienced at their initial victories, of their deepening disillusionment as they utter defeat as the tumultuous first phase of the Cultural Revolution came to a close. The portraits of the persons to whom Gao introduces us - classmates, teachers, family members - gain weight and density as the story unfolds, so that in the end we see how they all became victims of the dynamics of a mass movement out of control.

The Revolution

The Revolution
Author: Anonim
Pages: 110
ISBN: OCLC:493050732
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Release: 1967
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Victors and Vanquished

Victors and Vanquished
Author: Francis Stuart
Pages: 305
ISBN: STANFORD:36105048086727
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Release: 1959
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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No Victors No Vanquished

No Victors  No Vanquished
Author: Ukpabi Asika
Pages: 329
ISBN: PSU:000004742425
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Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Schneider Trophy Seaplanes and Flying Boats

The Schneider Trophy Seaplanes and Flying Boats
Author: Ralph Pegram
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1781551790
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Release: 2012-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Victors and Vanquished
Author: Stuart B. Schwartz
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0312228171
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Release: 2000-02-05
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Asura Tale of the Vanquished

Asura   Tale of the Vanquished
Author: Anand Neelakantan
Pages: 504
ISBN: 9789381576052
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Release: 2012-04-12
Editor: One Point Six Technology Pvt Ltd
Language: en

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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 poor Asuras find that nothing much has changed for them. It is when that Ravana, by one action, changes the history of the world.

Victors and Vanquished

Victors and Vanquished
Author: Na Na
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1349626317
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Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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