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Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions

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The Akunin Project

The Akunin Project

Author: Elena V. Baraban Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2021

The Akunin Project is the first book to study the fiction and popular history of Grigorii Chkhartishvili, one of the most successful writers in post-Soviet Russia. In the first two decades of the twenty-first century, Chkhartishvili has published over sixty books under the pen names Anatolii Brusnikin, Anna Borisova, Akunin-Chkhartishvili, and most commonly, Boris Akunin. His series featuring the tsarist secret policeman Erast Fandorin has sold over 15 million books in Russia alone, making Akunin one of the bestselling authors of the post-Soviet era. Combining intertextuality, allusions, pastiche, and other markers of postmodern playfulness, many of Akunin's works have been translated into English and have also been adapted for film and television. Akunin's public profile has been further enhanced by his active involvement in mass political protests against Vladimir Putin. The author left Russia in 2014 and currently lives in Western Europe as an ex-pat. Despite Akunin's international reputation as a celebrated writer, there is very little critical work on his literary output and his mysterious persona. Bringing together scholars of literature, history, and culture, The Akunin Project fills this gap by exploring the author's bestselling adventure novels and recent histories of the Russian state. The book includes translations of five short works previously unavailable in English as well as an interview with the author.

A Coup in Turkey

A Coup in Turkey

Author: Jeremy Seal Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2021

The most dramatic, revealing and little-known story in Turkey's history - which illuminates the nation 'A wonderful writer' Robert Macfarlane In the spring of 2016 travel writer Jeremy Seal went to Turkey to investigate perhaps the most dramatic, revealing and little-known episode in the country's history - the 'original' coup of 1960, that deposed the traditionalist Prime Minister Adnan Menderes. The story of the charismatic but doomed Menderes - to his adoring supporters the country's founding democrat; to his sworn enemies its most infamous traitor - goes to the heart of the feud that continues to rage between the western and secular ambitions of a minority elite and the religious and conservative instincts of the small-town majority. A Coup in Turkey is a thrilling account of the events leading up to the coup and the trials and executions that followed, a story of political subterfuge and score-settling, courtroom drama, state execution, authoritarian intolerance and ideological division. Seal travels through President Erdogan's Turkey, tracking down eye-witness accounts from survivors of the Menderes era in the transcontinental city of Istanbul and the new capital at Ankara. And the compelling parallels between past and present become strikingly - then shockingly - clear. He expertly guides us through this extraordinary story, with a deep sympathy and love for the people and places he writes about, and illuminates this troubled nation. By focussing on one key event - one which many Turks regard with shame - this evocative, gripping portrait of Turkey recentres our understanding of the past and makes sense of one of our most bewildering yet intriguing neighbours.

Patriots and Spies in Revolutionary New York

Patriots and Spies in Revolutionary New York

Author: A.J. Schenkman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2021

Spies! Loyalists! Tories! Conspiracy! Strange messages? Codes in invisible ink? The American Revolution was first and foremost a civil war that tore at the very fabric of families as well as society. Patriots were determined to separate from England; while Loyalists were just as determined to defeat what they saw as a rebellion. Many do not know that during several critical periods the war was almost fatally undermined by English sympathizers or in some cases opportunistic Patriots. Patriots and Spies in Revolutionary New York is a compilation of twelve stories regarding important moments in New York State's history during the American Revolution.

A Century of Arab Revolution

A Century of Arab Revolution

Author: George Joffe Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2021

The Akunin Project

The Akunin Project

Author: Elena V. Baraban Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2021

The Akunin Project is the first book to study the fiction and popular history of Grigorii Chkhartishvili, one of the most successful writers in post-Soviet Russia. In the first two decades of the twenty-first century, Chkhartishvili has published over sixty books under the pen names Anatolii Brusnikin, Anna Borisova, Akunin-Chkhartishvili, and most commonly, Boris Akunin. His series featuring the tsarist secret policeman Erast Fandorin has sold over 15 million books in Russia alone, making Akunin one of the bestselling authors of the post-Soviet era. Combining intertextuality, allusions, pastiche, and other markers of postmodern playfulness, many of Akunin's works have been translated into English and have also been adapted for film and television. Akunin's public profile has been further enhanced by his active involvement in mass political protests against Vladimir Putin. The author left Russia in 2014 and currently lives in Western Europe as an ex-pat. Despite Akunin's international reputation as a celebrated writer, there is very little critical work on his literary output and his mysterious persona. Bringing together scholars of literature, history, and culture, The Akunin Project fills this gap by exploring the author's bestselling adventure novels and recent histories of the Russian state. The book includes translations of five short works previously unavailable in English as well as an interview with the author.

Revolutions and Social Movements in Modern Latin America

Revolutions and Social Movements in Modern Latin America

Author: Fernando Herrera Calderon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Social movements and armed insurrections were exceptionally widespread in 20th century Latin America, and continue to be important to this day. Few countries avoided the wave of political upheavals and social instability, as well as the government's repressive answer to them. And over the last decade, there has been a great increase in the amount of work being written on various movements or groups. Fernando Calderon cuts through the mountains of material to deliver students a clear, straightforward overview of Latin American revolutions and social movements during the modern period. Bolstered by primary sources and a well-edited companion website, Revolutions and Social Movements in Modern Latin America gives students both a solid background in some of the most dynamic incidents in Latin American history and a range of sources to show them what it was like for people living through these conflicts. The book includes coverage of: the Shining Path the Cuban Revolution Campesinos and agrarian struggles in Bolivia the rise of dictatorships in Haiti and the Dominican Republic the Cold War in Mexico the Allende years in Chile and many more! Following a broadly chronological course, Revolutions and Social Movements in Modern Latin America will be indispensable to anyone teaching or studying revolutions in modern Latin America.

Revolutions and Social Movements in Modern Latin America

Revolutions and Social Movements in Modern Latin America

Author: Fernando Herrera Calderon Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Social movements and armed insurrections were exceptionally widespread in 20th century Latin America, and continue to be important to this day. Few countries avoided the wave of political upheavals and social instability, as well as the government's repressive answer to them. And over the last decade, there has been a great increase in the amount of work being written on various movements or groups. Fernando Calderon cuts through the mountains of material to deliver students a clear, straightforward overview of Latin American revolutions and social movements during the modern period. Bolstered by primary sources and a well-edited companion website, Revolutions and Social Movements in Modern Latin America gives students both a solid background in some of the most dynamic incidents in Latin American history and a range of sources to show them what it was like for people living through these conflicts. The book includes coverage of: the Shining Path the Cuban Revolution Campesinos and agrarian struggles in Bolivia the rise of dictatorships in Haiti and the Dominican Republic the Cold War in Mexico the Allende years in Chile and many more! Following a broadly chronological course, Revolutions and Social Movements in Modern Latin America will be indispensable to anyone teaching or studying revolutions in modern Latin America.

Union and Revolution

Union and Revolution

Author: Laura Stewart, Janay Nugent Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2020

A provocative new account of Scotland's history across a century of revolution and political instability Encourages a holistic view of early modern Scotland Relates Scotland's political, socio-economic, and cultural development to the formation of the British imperial state, European and transatlantic migration, and the expansion of global trade Part 1 covers political developments in Scottish history between the accession of King Charles I in 1625 and the destruction of the Jacobite cause in 1745 Part 2 takes a thematic approach investigating the social structures, beliefs, customs, and forms of self-representation that shaped how people understood and engaged with politics Union, war, conquest, revolution, attempted invasions, and armed rebellions: this was an eventful time even by the standards of Scotland's turbulent history. At the same time, traditional notions of kinship and community came under strain as profound economic changes reshaped social relations and created new opportunities. Laura A. M. Stewart and Janay Nugent explore the creative volatility of the Anglo-Scottish relationship within a European and transatlantic context. Scotland's integration into the burgeoning British imperial state proved easier for some than others; it also drew Scots into the global slave trade. This is a stimulating account of a contentious period, knowledge of which is crucial for an understanding of British history and the politics of today. This edition in the New History of Scotland series radically updates Rosalind Mitchison's Lordship to Patronage (1983), covering Scotland's history, 1625-1745.

Union and Revolution

Union and Revolution

Author: Laura Stewart, Janay Nugent Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2020

A provocative new account of Scotland's history across a century of revolution and political instability Encourages a holistic view of early modern Scotland Relates Scotland's political, socio-economic, and cultural development to the formation of the British imperial state, European and transatlantic migration, and the expansion of global trade Part 1 covers political developments in Scottish history between the accession of King Charles I in 1625 and the destruction of the Jacobite cause in 1745 Part 2 takes a thematic approach investigating the social structures, beliefs, customs, and forms of self-representation that shaped how people understood and engaged with politics Union, war, conquest, revolution, attempted invasions, and armed rebellions: this was an eventful time even by the standards of Scotland's turbulent history. At the same time, traditional notions of kinship and community came under strain as profound economic changes reshaped social relations and created new opportunities. Laura A. M. Stewart and Janay Nugent explore the creative volatility of the Anglo-Scottish relationship within a European and transatlantic context. Scotland's integration into the burgeoning British imperial state proved easier for some than others; it also drew Scots into the global slave trade. This is a stimulating account of a contentious period, knowledge of which is crucial for an understanding of British history and the politics of today. This edition in the New History of Scotland series radically updates Rosalind Mitchison's Lordship to Patronage (1983), covering Scotland's history, 1625-1745.

9 Historic Revolutions

9 Historic Revolutions

Author: Howard Sherman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2020

The The Red Years

The The Red Years

Author: Gavin Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/2020

The analysis of May 68 in Paris, Berkeley, and the Western world has been widely reconsidered. But 1968 is not only a year that conjures up images of Paris, Frankfurt, or Milan: it is also the pivotal year for a new anti-colonial and anti-capitalist politicsto erupt across the Third World, a crucial and central moment in the history, thought, and politics of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. Japan's position neither in the West nor in the Third World provoked a complex and intense round of mass mobilizations through the 1960s and early 70s. Although the '68 revolutions of the Global North Western Europe and North America are widely known, the Japanese situation remains remarkably under-examined globally. Beginning in the late 1950s, a New Left, independent of the prewar Japanese communist moment (itself of major historical importance in the 1920s and 30s), came to produce one of the most vibrant decades of political organization, political thought, and political aesthetics in the global twentieth century. In the present volume, major thinkers of the Left in Japan alongside scholars of the 1968 movements reexamine the theoretical sources, historical background, cultural productions, and major organizational problems of the 1968 revolutions in Japan.

Oskar-Halecki-Vorlesung

Oskar-Halecki-Vorlesung

Author: Martin Schulze Wessel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2020