Download Familiar Strangers: A History of Muslims in Northwest China by Jonathan N. Lipman PDF

By Jonathan N. Lipman

The Chinese-speaking Muslims have for hundreds of years been an inseperable yet anomalous a part of chinese language society--Sinophone but incomprehensible, neighborhood but outsiders, general yet various. lengthy looked via the chinese language govt as at risk of violence, they've got challenged primary chinese language conceptiosn of Self and different and denied the utterly reworking strength of chinese language civilization via tenaciously protecting connectios with significant and West Asia in addition to a few cultural modifications from their non-Muslim neighbors.

Familiar Strangers narrates a historical past of the Muslims of northwest China, on the intersection of the frontiers of the Mongolian-Manchu, Tibetan, Turkic, and chinese language cultural areas. in keeping with basic and secondary assets in a number of languages, favourite Strangers examines the character of ethnicity and outer edge, the function of faith and ethnicity in own and collective judgements in violent occasions, and the complexity of belonging to 2 cultures immediately. relating itself with a frontier very far-off from the center components of chinese language tradition and intensely unusual to such a lot chinese language, it explores the impression of language, faith, and position on Sino-Muslim id.

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Download The rich : from slaves to super yachts : a 2000-year history by John Kampfner PDF

By John Kampfner

From the Roman Republic to Roman Abramovich, a tiny variety of the super-rich have held sway over the economics and politics in their eras. How they made their cash - via ability, good fortune or ruthless decision - turns into inappropriate as soon as they have reached the head. The gadgets of hope can have replaced, however the ideas have stayed a similar. For the slaves, concubines, gold and castles of old and medieval instances, learn inner most jets, vacation islands and soccer golf equipment. Does the beginning of the twenty-first century mark a turning aspect or does historical past express us that the richest 0.01 according to cent will continuously triumph? From notable stories of Norman knights, Malian kings and Spanish conquistadores to present-day sheikhs, web giants, oligarchs and bankers, this can be the compelling tale of the increase and upward push of the very filthy rich around the globe during the last thousand years.

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Download Alcatraz- The History of an Island Prison: From the by Donna L. Van Raaphorst PDF

By Donna L. Van Raaphorst

This research offers the single to be had chronologically whole heritage of Alcatraz Island. It demanding situations many in general held assumptions approximately Alcatraz as a jail for harmful criminals. This research truly demonstrates that Alcatraz and Alcatraz inmates weren't what most folks think them to were. aside from a handful of colourful excessive profile prisoner's e.g. Al Capone, the Birdman of Alcatraz, the inmates have been remarkably like these in different federal penitentiaries. even though now not excessively brutal, as Hollywood video clips depicted it, the establishment used to be harsh in its personal approach. This paintings may still attract a large viewers from the general public mostly and to these in educational associations.

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Download Inventing India: A History of India in English-Language by Ralph Crane PDF

By Ralph Crane

Operating on the interface of historic and fictional writing, Ralph Crane considers the historical past of India from the insurrection of 1857 to the Emergency of 1975 because it is gifted within the works of twentieth-century novelists, either Indian and British, who've written approximately specific sessions of Indian background from inside of a number of classes of literary heritage. a relentless thread within the booklet is the exploration of using work as iconography and allegory, utilized in the novels to bare features of British-Indian relationships.

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