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Catalogue of Turkish Manuscripts in the Library of Leiden University and Other Collections in the Netherlands. Minor Collections.

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Book Series: Islamic Manuscripts and Books ISBN: 9789004221901 9789004221918 Year: Volume: 3 Pages: xxii, 410 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_421590 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Subject: Social Sciences --- History --- Bibliography --- Languages and Literatures
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From as early as the 1600s, Dutch scholars and scholarship have displayed a keen interest in the studies of the Islamic world. Over the centuries, they have collected a wealth of source texts in various languages, Turkish texts being prominent among them. The present catalogue is the fourth and final volume in a series that covers the Turkish manuscripts preserved in public libraries and museums in the Netherlands. The volume gives a detailed description of Turkish manuscripts in minor Dutch collections, found in libraries and museums in Amsterdam, Groningen, The Hague, Leiden, Rotterdam and Utrecht, which hitherto have received little or no attention.

The Corporation That Changed the World

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ISBN: 9780745331966 9781849646918 Year: Pages: 280 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625263 Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100046
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The English East India Company was the mother of the modern multinational. Its trading empire encircled the globe, importing Asian luxuries such as spices, textiles and teas. But the Company’s takeover of much of India was achieved by force and fraud; in China, the battering ram was opium. The East India Company’s corruption and violence shocked its contemporaries and still reverberates today. The Corporation That Changed the World is the first book to examine the Company’s enduring legacy as a corporation. It uncovers the factors that drove it to excess and eventual collapse. This expanded edition looks at recent activist and cultural responses to the Company in China and India, and the corporate reform agenda in light of the economic crisis. In his account of the Company's story Robins highlights enduring lessons on how to make global business accountable. This will be vital reading for students and academics in economics and history.

A History of Modern Lebanon - Second Edition

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ISBN: 9780745332758 9781849647281 9781849647298 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100870
Subject: History
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This is the second updated edition of the first comprehensive history of Lebanon in the modern period. Written by a leading Lebanese scholar, and based on previously inaccessible archives, it is a fascinating and beautifully-written account of one of the world's most fabled countries.Starting with the formation of Ottoman Lebanon in the 16th century, Traboulsi covers the growth of Beirut as a capital for trade and culture through the 19th century. The main part of the book concentrates on Lebanon's development in the 20th century and the conflicts that led up to the major wars in the 1970s and 1980s. This edition contains a new chapter and updates throughout the text.This is a rich history of Lebanon that brings to life its politics, its people and the crucial role that it has always played in world affairs.

Von der bronzezeitlichen Geschichte zur modernen Antikenrezeption - Vorträge aus dem Sommersemester 2008 und Wintersemester 2008/09

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Book Series: Syngramma. Vorträge aus dem Althistorischen Seminar ISBN: 9783863950262 Year: Pages: 213 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Archaeology --- History --- Linguistics --- Arts in general
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Der erste Band der Schriftenreihe „Syngramma“ umfasst Vorträge aus dem Sommersemester 2008 sowie Wintersemester 2008/09, die im Rahmen der altertumswissenschaftlichen Vortragsreihe am Althistorischen Seminar der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen präsentiert worden sind. Die thematische Spannweite der einzelnen Beiträge reicht in diesem Band geographisch von der eurasischen Seidenstraße bis zu dem prominenten Kampfplatz von Kalkriese (mit Spuren einer römisch-germanischen Auseinandersetzung in der augusteischen Ära) und chronologisch von den Zeiten des bronzezeitlichen Westkleinasien und des hethitischen Großreiches bis zur Rezeptionsgeschichte der „klassischen Antike“ im 18. Jahrhundert.

Abd el-Kader, un spirituel dans la modernité

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ISBN: 9782351590430 9782351593271 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses de l’Ifpo
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Éviter le double écueil d’une tradition sclérosée et d’une modernité dépourvue d’âme : Abd el-Kader a pressenti de façon précoce cet enjeu, propre à toute époque mais qui apparaît comme démultiplié de nos jours. Opposer l’une et l’autre ne peut que générer une conscience schizophrénique, à l’origine, notamment, des intégrismes religieux ou laïques que nous connaissons. Pour Abd el-Kader, la tradition spirituelle authentique ne peut être vivifiée qu’en s’actualisant dans l’ici et maintenant, e...

A People's History of the Second World War

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ISBN: 9780745328034 9781849647199 9781849647205 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100869
Subject: History
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A People's History of the Second World War unearths the fascinating history of the war as fought 'from below'. Until now, the vast majority of historical accounts have focussed on the conflict between the Allied and Axis powers for imperialist mastery. Donny Gluckstein shows that in fact between 1939 and 1945 two distinct wars were fought – one ‘from above’ and one ‘from below’. Using examples from countries under the Nazi heel, in the colonies and within the Axis and Allied camps, Gluckstein brings to life the very different struggle of the people's and resistance movements which proliferated during the war. He shows how they fought not just fascism, but colonialism and empire, and were betrayed by the Allies at the war’s end. This book will fundamentally challenge our understanding of the Second World War – both about the people who fought it and the reasons for which it was fought.

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