Against War and Empire

Against War and Empire
Author: Richard Whatmore
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012-07-31
ISBN 10: 0300183577
ISBN 13: 9780300183573
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Against War and Empire Book Review:

Whatmore presents an intellectual history of republicans who strove to ensure Geneva's survival as an independent state. Whatmore shows how the Genevan republicans grappled with the ideas of Rousseau, Coltaire, Bentham and others in seeking to make Europe safe for small states, by vanquishing the threats presented by war and by empire.

Ancient Historiography on War and Empire

Ancient Historiography on War and Empire
Author: Timothy Howe,Sabine Müller,Richard Stoneman
Publsiher: Oxbow Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-11-30
ISBN 10: 1785703021
ISBN 13: 9781785703027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Historiography on War and Empire Book Review:

In the ancient Greek-speaking world, writing about the past meant balancing the reporting of facts with shaping and guiding the political interests and behaviours of the present. Ancient Historiography on War and Empire shows the ways in which the literary genre of writing history developed to guide empires through their wars. Taking key events from the Achaemenid Persian, Athenian, Macedonian and Roman ‘empires’, the 17 essays collected here analyse the way events and the accounts of those events interact. Subjects include: how Greek historians assign nearly divine honours to the Persian King; the role of the tomb cult of Cyrus the Founder in historical narratives of conquest and empire from Herodotus to the Alexander historians; warfare and financial innovation in the age of Philip II and his son, Alexander the Great; the murders of Philip II, his last and seventh wife Kleopatra, and her guardian, Attalos; Alexander the Great’s combat use of eagle symbolism and divination; Plutarch’s juxtaposition of character in the Alexander-Caesar pairing as a commentary on political legitimacy and military prowess, and Roman Imperial historians using historical examples of good and bad rule to make meaningful challenges to current Roman authority. In some cases, the balance shifts more towards the ‘literary’ and in others more towards the ‘historical’, but what all of the essays have in common is both a critical attention to the genre and context of history-writing in the ancient world and its focus on war and empire.

Canada and the New American Empire

Canada and the New American Empire
Author: George Melnyk
Publsiher: University of Calgary Press
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1552381307
ISBN 13: 9781552381304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canada and the New American Empire Book Review:

Noted academics, politicians, and activists examine Canada's decision not to support the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. Each contributor opposes the U.S. action and discusses how Canadais non-involvement might affect the future of Canadian-American relations. Included in this collection are never before published essays from high-profile contributors such as: Scott Ritter, former UN weapons inspector; Douglas Roche, Liberal senator; and Rev. William Phipps, former moderator of the United Church of Canada. With Contributions By: Colleen Beaumier Arthur Clark Trudy Govier Robert Hackett Jim Harding Mel Hurtg Imtiaz Hussain Tareq Y. Ismael Jacqueline S. Ismael Donn Lovett George Melnyk Joyce Patel Satya R. Pattnayak Bill Phipps Scott Ritter Douglas Roche David Swann

The War on Terrorism and the American Empire after the Cold War

The War on Terrorism and the American  Empire  after the Cold War
Author: Alejandro Colas,Richard Saull
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2007-04-11
ISBN 10: 1134258267
ISBN 13: 9781134258260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The War on Terrorism and the American Empire after the Cold War Book Review:

This new study shows how the American-led ‘war on terror’ has brought about the most significant shift in the contours of the international system since the end of the Cold War. A new ‘imperial moment’ is now discernible in US foreign policy in the wake of the neo-conservative rise to power in the USA, marked by the development of a fresh strategic doctrine based on the legitimacy of preventative military strikes on hostile forces across any part of the globe. Key features of this new volume include: * an alternative, critical take on contemporary US foreign policy * a timely, accessible overview of critical thinking on US foreign policy, imperialism and war on terror * the full spectrum of critical view sin a single volume * many of these essays are now ‘contemporary classics’ The essays collected in this volume analyse the historical, socio-economic and political dimensions of the current international conjuncture, and assess the degree to which the war on terror has transformed the nature and projection of US global power. Drawing on a range of critical social theories, this collection seeks to ground historically the analysis of global developments since the inception of the new Bush Presidency and weigh up the political consequences of this imperial turn. This book will be of great interest for all students of US foreign policy, contemporary international affairs, international relations and politics.

Empire on Edge

Empire on Edge
Author: Rajeshwari Dutt
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-03-31
ISBN 10: 1108493424
ISBN 13: 9781108493420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empire on Edge Book Review:

Reveals how British officials attempted to understand and impose order on northern Belize during the second half of the nineteenth century.

Crucible of War

Crucible of War
Author: Fred Anderson
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 862
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 0375706364
ISBN 13: 9780375706363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crucible of War Book Review:

Demonstrating that the decisive "Seven Years' War" changed the balance of power between the British and French in North America, the author argues that this conflict destroyed the delicate balance of power that gave Native people a voice in the affairs of the continent while creating an "American generation." Reprint. 25,00 first printing.

Against Empire

Against Empire
Author: Michael Parenti
Publsiher: City Lights Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-07-29
ISBN 10: 0872868613
ISBN 13: 9780872868618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Against Empire Book Review:

Richly informed and written in an engaging style, Against Empire exposes the ruthless agenda and hidden costs of the U.S. empire today. Documenting the pretexts and lies used to justify violent intervention and maldevelopment abroad, Parenti shows how the conversion to a global economy is a victory of finance capital over democracy. As much of the world suffers unspeakable misery and the Third-Worldization of the United States accelerates, civil society is impoverished by policies that benefit rich and powerful transnational corporations and the national security state. Hard-won gains made by ordinary people are swept away. “A valuable rebuttal to the drumbeat...from the right.” —New York Times Book Review “Entertainingly written.” —Publishers Weekly “Parenti writes clear, smooth, often provocative prose, has a way of cutting to the heart of complex issues and knows how to tell a story." —Allan Johnson, Author of Human Arrangements Michael Parenti, PhD Yale, is an internationally known author and lecturer. He is one of the nation's leading progressive political analysts. He is the author of over 275 published articles and twenty books. His writings are published in popular periodicals, scholarly journals, and his op-ed pieces have been in leading newspapers such as the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. His informative and entertaining books and talks have reached a wide range of audiences in North America and abroad.

Over There

Over There
Author: Maria Höhn,Seungsook Moon
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 453
Release: 2010-11-30
ISBN 10: 0822348276
ISBN 13: 9780822348276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Over There Book Review:

Essays explore the social impact of America s global network of military bases by examining interactions between U.S. soldiers and members of host communities in South Korea, Japan/Okinawa, and West Germany.

On Empire

On Empire
Author: Eric Hobsbawm
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2008-11-26
ISBN 10: 0307489027
ISBN 13: 9780307489029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Empire Book Review:

In there four incisive and keenly perceptive essays, one of out most celebrated and respected historians of modern Europe looks at the world situation and some of the major political problems confronting us at the start of the third millennium. With his usual measured and brilliant historical perspective, Eric Hobsbawm traces the rise of American hegemony in the twenty-first century. He examines the state of steadily increasing world disorder in the context of rapidly growing inequalities created by rampant free-market globalization. He makes clear that there is no longer a plural power system of states whose relations are governed by common laws--including those for the conduct of war. He scrutinizes America's policies, particularly its use of the threat of terrorism as an excuse for unilateral deployment of its global power. Finally, he discusses the ways in which the current American hegemony differs from the defunct British Empire in its inception, its ideology, and its effects on nations and individuals. Hobsbawm is particularly astute in assessing the United States' assertion of world hegemony, its denunciation of formerly accepted international conventions, and its launching of wars of aggression when it sees fit. Aside from the naivete and failure that have surrounded most of these imperial campaigns, Hobsbawm points out that foreign values and institutions--including those associated with a democratic government--can rarely be imposed on countries such as Iraq by outside forces unless the conditions exist that make them acceptable and readily adaptable. Timely and accessible, On Empire is a commanding work of history that should be read by anyone who wants some understanding of the turbulent times in which we live.

Race against Empire

Race against Empire
Author: Penny M. Von Eschen
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-06-14
ISBN 10: 0801471702
ISBN 13: 9780801471704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race against Empire Book Review:

Marshaling evidence from a wide array of international sources, including the black presses of the time, Penny M. Von Eschen offers a vivid portrayal of the African diaspora in its international heyday, from the 1945 Manchester Pan-African Congress to early cooperation with the United Nations. Tracing the relationship between transformations in anti-colonial politics and the history of the United States during its emergence as the dominant world power, she challenges bipolar Cold War paradigms. She documents the efforts of African-American political leaders, intellectuals, and journalists who forcefully promoted anti-colonial politics and critiqued U.S. foreign policy. The eclipse of anti-colonial politics—which Von Eschen traces through African-American responses to the early Cold War, U.S. government prosecution of black American anti-colonial activists, and State Department initiatives in Africa—marked a change in the very meaning of race and racism in America from historical and international issues to psychological and domestic ones. She concludes that the collision of anti-colonialism with Cold War liberalism illuminates conflicts central to the reshaping of America; the definition of political, economic, and civil rights; and the question of who, in America and across the globe, is to have access to these rights.

Revolution Against Empire

Revolution Against Empire
Author: Justin du Rivage
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN 10: 0300227655
ISBN 13: 9780300227659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revolution Against Empire Book Review:

A bold transatlantic history of American independence revealing that 1776 was about far more than taxation without representation Revolution Against Empire sets the story of American independence within a long and fierce clash over the political and economic future of the British Empire. Justin du Rivage traces this decades-long debate, which pitted neighbors and countrymen against one another, from the War of Austrian Succession to the end of the American Revolution. As people from Boston to Bengal grappled with the growing burdens of imperial rivalry and fantastically expensive warfare, some argued that austerity and new colonial revenue were urgently needed to rescue Britain from unsustainable taxes and debts. Others insisted that Britain ought to treat its colonies as relative equals and promote their prosperity. Drawing from archival research in the United States, Britain, and France, this book shows how disputes over taxation, public debt, and inequality sparked the American Revolution—and reshaped the British Empire.

Politics of World War I

Politics of World War I
Author: Source Wikipedia
Publsiher: Booksllc.Net
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2013-09
ISBN 10: 9781230760735
ISBN 13: 1230760733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politics of World War I Book Review:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: British Empire Union, First Moroccan Crisis, General Governorate of Belgium, Il Popolo d'Italia, Italian irredentism, Kiental, Kienthal Conference, Manifesto of the Sixteen, Military Voters Act, Occupation of Estonia by the German Empire, Opposition to World War I, Rapallo Conference, Supreme War Council, The Vigilantes, Third Zimmerwald Conference, To my people, Wartime Elections Act. Excerpt: The Manifesto of the Sixteen (French: ), or Proclamation of the Sixteen, was a document drafted in 1916 by eminent anarchists Peter Kropotkin and Jean Grave which advocated an Allied victory over Germany and the Central Powers during the First World War. At the outbreak of the war, Kropotkin and other anarchist supporters of the Allied cause advocated their position in the pages of the Freedom newspaper, provoking sharply critical responses. As the war continued, anarchists across Europe campaigned in anti-war movements and wrote denunciations of the war in pamphlets and statements, including one February 1916 statement signed by prominent anarchists such as Emma Goldman and Rudolf Rocker. At this time, Kropotkin was in frequent correspondence with those who shared his position, and was convinced by one of their number, Jean Grave, to draft a document encouraging anarchist support for the Allies. The resulting manifesto was published in the pages of the pro-war socialist periodical La Bataille on March 14, 1916, and republished in other European anarchist periodicals shortly thereafter. The manifesto declared that supporting the war was an act of resistance against the aggression of the German Empire, and that the war had to be pursued until its defeat. At this point, the authors conjectured, the ruling political parties of Germany would be overthrown and the anarchist goal of the emancipation of Europe and of the German...

War and Empire

War and Empire
Author: Bruce Collins
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2014-09-19
ISBN 10: 131787076X
ISBN 13: 9781317870760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War and Empire Book Review:

The years 1790 to 1830 saw Britain engage in an extensive period of war-waging and empire-building which transformed its position as an imperial state, established its reputation as a distinctive military power and secured naval preeminence. Despite this apparent success, Britain did not become a world super power in the conventional sense. Instead, as Professor Collins demonstrates, it operated as an enclave power, influencing or dominating many regions of the world without ever asserting global hegemony. Even in the 1820s, Britain still had to fight to maintain influence, and sometimes struggled to assert dominance on the borderlands of the empire. By locating naval and military power at the heart of Britain's relationship with the wider world, Bruce Collins offers an insightful reinterpretation of the interaction between military and naval war-making, the expansion of the empire, and the nature of the British regime. Using examples of conflicts ranging from continental Europe and Ireland to North America, Africa and India, he argues that the state’s effectiveness in war was crucial to its imperial expansion and gives new significance to British military conduct in an age of revolution and war.

Reflections on the Commemoration of the First World War

Reflections on the Commemoration of the First World War
Author: David Monger,Sarah Murray
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN 10: 100028140X
ISBN 13: 9781000281408
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reflections on the Commemoration of the First World War Book Review:

The First World War’s centenary generated a mass of commemorative activity worldwide. Officially and unofficially; individually, collectively and commercially; locally, nationally and internationally, efforts were made to respond to the legacies of this vast conflict. This book explores some of these responses from areas previously tied to the British Empire, including Australia, Britain, Canada, India and New Zealand. Showcasing insights from historians of commemoration and heritage professionals it provides revealing insider and outsider perspectives of the centenary. How far did commemoration become celebration, and how merited were such responses? To what extent did the centenary serve wider social and political functions? Was it a time for new knowledge and understanding of the events of a century ago, for recovery of lost or marginalised voices, or for confirming existing clichés? And what can be learned from the experience of this centenary that might inform the approach to future commemorative activities? The contributors to this book grapple with these questions, coming to different answers and demonstrating the connections and disconnections between those involved in building public knowledge of the ‘war to end all wars’.

Living with War

Living with War
Author: Robert Teigrob
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 471
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN 10: 1442612509
ISBN 13: 9781442612501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with War Book Review:

In Living with War, Robert Teigrob examines how war is experienced and remembered on both sides of the 49th parallel.

French Opinion on War and Diplomacy During the Second Empire

French Opinion on War and Diplomacy During the Second Empire
Author: Lynn Marshall Case
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 339
Release: 1954
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: LCCN:54000500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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What Nostalgia Was

What Nostalgia Was
Author: Thomas Dodman
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-01-05
ISBN 10: 022649294X
ISBN 13: 9780226492940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Nostalgia Was Book Review:

In What Nostalgia Was, historian Thomas Dodman traces the history of clinical "nostalgia" from when it was first coined in 1688 to describe deadly homesickness until the late nineteenth century, when it morphed into the benign yearning for a lost past we are all familiar with today. Dodman explores how people, both doctors and sufferers, understood nostalgia in late seventeenth-century Swiss cantons (where the first cases were reported) to the Napoleonic wars and to the French colonization of North Africa in the latter 1800s. A work of transnational scope over the longue duree, the book is an intellectual biography of a "transient mental illness" that was successively reframed according to prevailing notions of medicine, romanticism, and climatic and racial determinism. At the same time, Dodman adopts an ethnographic sensitivity to understand the everyday experience of living with nostalgia. In so doing, he explains why nostalgia was such a compelling diagnosis for war neuroses and generalized socioemotional disembeddedness at the dawn of the capitalist era and how it can be understood as a powerful bellwether of the psychological effects of living in the modern age.

Nationalizing the Russian Empire

Nationalizing the Russian Empire
Author: Eric Lohr,Associate Professor of History Eric Lohr
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 0674010418
ISBN 13: 9780674010413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Race War

Race War
Author: Gerald Horne
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2005-11-01
ISBN 10: 0814736416
ISBN 13: 9780814736418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race War Book Review:

A new look at a well-covered piece of history, the book looks at how racism shaped WW2.

Hitler s Shadow Empire

Hitler s Shadow Empire
Author: Pierpaolo Barbieri
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0674728858
ISBN 13: 9780674728851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitler s Shadow Empire Book Review:

The Nazis provided Franco’s Nationalists with planes, armaments, and tanks in their civil war against the Communists but behind this largesse was a Faustian bargain. Pierpaolo Barbieri makes a convincing case that the Nazis hoped to establish an economic empire in Europe, and in Spain they tested the tactics intended for future subject territories.