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Author : Tom Pocock
Publisher : Random House (UK)
Release : 1998
Page : 261
Category : Admirals
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"Admiral Sir Sidney Smith to think of himself as a second Nelson, and there were remarkable parallels between the two. Smith and Nelson shared the credit for changing the course of history by ending Napoleon Bonaparte's dream of eastern conquest: Nelson at the Battle of the Nile and Smith by his defence of Acre. While Nelson has become the unrivalled national hero, Smith has been almost forgotten. yet had his advice been followed, campaigns in the Middle East would have been unnecessary and thousands of lives saved. 'Tom Pocock is one of the leading naval historians, and writes with learning and great narrative elan. This is a sympathetic and hugely entertaining portrait of a figure Napoleon both admired and considered 'half mad'. 'John Adamson, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'When Smith died, a memorial to Nelson was being erected in Trafalgar Square. Having read Tom Pocock's fine portrait of Sidney Smith, I feel that another memorial should be erected - not as tall, perhaps, but certainly with a many lions at its base. ' Max Arthur, LITERARY REVIEW"


Author : Ramboro Books
Publisher :
Release : 1999-08
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ISBN 13 : 9787215986015
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Author : Pamela S. Murray
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2009-09-15
Page : 238
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0292778716
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She was a friend, lover, and confidante of charismatic Spanish American independence hero Simón Bolívar and, after her death, a nationalist icon in her own right. Yet authors generally have chosen either to romanticize Manuela Sáenz or to discount her altogether. For Glory and Bolivar: The Remarkable of Life of Manuela Sáenz, by contrast, offers a comprehensive and clear-eyed biography of her. Based on unprecedented archival research, it paints a vivid portrait of the Quito-born "Libertadora," revealing both an exceptional figure and a flesh-and-blood person whose life broadly reflected the experiences of women during Spanish America's turbulent Age of Revolution. Already married at the time of her meeting with the famous Liberator, Sáenz abandoned her husband in order to become not only Bolívar's romantic companion, but also his official archivist, a member of his inner circle, and one of his most loyal followers. She played a central role in Spanish South America's independence drama and eventually in developments leading to the consolidation of new nations. Pamela Murray, for the first time, closely examines Sáenz's political trajectory including her vital, often-overlooked years in exile. She exposes the myths that still surround her. She offers, in short, a nuanced and much-needed historical perspective, one that balances recognition of Sáenz's uniqueness with awareness of the broader forces that shaped this dynamic nineteenth-century woman.


Author : Richard W. Slatta
Jane Lucas De Grummond
Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
Release : 2003
Page : 365
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1603447296
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Simon Bolivar, who fought to free South America from Spanish rule from 1810 to 1826, was one of the most influential figures in Latin American history. His life contained all the makings of an epic war hero: repeated comebacks from defeat, flashes of military genius, a near-manic quest for glory, and fall from political grace. Here, the authors bring forth his story and show how it set the political pattern for the next century.


Author : Military History Symposium (Canada) (17th : 1991 : Royal Military College of Canada)
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 1993
Page : 246
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780275939656
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This volume addresses a timely subject--the question of small wars and the limits of power from a historical perspective. The theme is developed through case studies of small wars that the Great Powers conducted in Africa and Asia during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This historical overview clearly shows the dangers inherent for a metropolitan government and its armed forces once such military operations are undertaken. Importantly, these examples from the past stand as a warning against current and future misapplication of military strength and the misuse of military forces. While continuing diplomatic efforts at limiting nuclear weapons, at reducing stockpiles of conventional arms, and the ongoing political change in Eastern Europe have lessened the dangers of a major war between the superpowers, small wars like the Persian Gulf War still occur. The end of the Cold War has brought more armed conflict in Europe, albeit in the form of sporadic civil war or ethnic violence, than during the height of NATO and Warsaw Pact confrontation. Indeed, it seems that as the risks of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union have diminished, political leaders have become more willing to resort to military force to solve complex international problems before exhausting diplomatic channels. This study will be of interest to policymakers and scholars interested in the judicial exercise of power.


Author : afterwards WOLFENSBERGER BURDON (Hannah D.)
Publisher :
Release : 1841
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Author : Kei Eun Chang
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2013-08-29
Page : 272
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0567395979
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This book investigates Paul's effort to combat factionalism by his use of the Greco-Roman rhetoric of 'the common advantage' to overcome socio-ethical problems caused by the improper exercise of 'private advantage' in Corinth. Chang examines 'the common advantage', first, as a fundamental principle that defined human and societal relationships in the Greco-Roman world. He explores how the neglect and misunderstanding of this principle lay at the root of relational and societal breakdowns. The book further examines Paul's use of the term and demonstrates that, when properly understood and appropriated, the principle of 'the common advantage' is pivotal to keeping societies and relationships dynamic and healthy. Conversely,when common advantage is not functioning and, concomitantly, private advantage is wrongly emphasized at its expense, relational, societal and ecclesiastical breakdowns occur. The book culminates in demonstrating that, for Paul, 'the common advantage' carries missional and salvific implications that override and subvert socio-ethnic boundaries. In this way, otherwise hostile social groups will realize a healthy symbiosis.


Author : lady Beaujolois Eleanora K. Dent
Publisher :
Release : 1884
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Author : Brian R. Sullivan
Publisher :
Release : 1984
Page : 1290
Category : Italy
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Author : Robert Morrissey
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2013-12-16
Page : 248
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0226924599
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From the outset of Napoleon’s career, the charismatic Corsican was compared to mythic heroes of antiquity like Achilles, and even today he remains the apotheosis of French glory, a value deeply embedded in the country’s history. From this angle, the Napoleonic era can be viewed as the final chapter in the battle of the Ancients and Moderns. In this book, Robert Morrissey presents a literary and cultural history of glory and its development in France and explores the “economy of glory” Napoleon sought to implement in an attempt to heal the divide between the Old Regime and the Revolution. Examining how Napoleon saw glory as a means of escaping the impasse of Revolutionary ideas of radical egalitarianism, Morrissey illustrates the challenge the leader faced in reconciling the antagonistic values of virtue and self-interest, heroism and equality. He reveals that the economy of glory was both egalitarian, creating the possibility of an aristocracy based on merit rather than wealth, and traditional, being deeply embedded in the history of aristocratic chivalry and the monarchy—making it the heart of Napoleon’s politics of fusion. Going beyond Napoleon, Morrissey considers how figures of French romanticism such as Chateaubriand, Balzac, and Hugo constantly reevaluated this legacy of glory and its consequences for modernity. Available for the first time in English, The Economy of Glory is a sophisticated and beautifully written addition to French history.


Author : All India Radio (AIR),New Delhi
Publisher : All India Radio (AIR),New Delhi
Release : 1950-09-03
Page : 48
Category : Antiques & Collectibles
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The Indian Listener (fortnightly programme journal of AIR in English) published by The Indian State Broadcasting Service,Bombay ,started on 22 December, 1935 and was the successor to the Indian Radio Times in english, which was published beginning in July 16 of 1927. From 22 August ,1937 onwards, it was published by All India Radio,New Delhi.From July 3 ,1949,it was turned into a weekly journal. Later,The Indian listener became "Akashvani" in January 5, 1958. It was made a fortnightly again on July 1,1983. It used to serve the listener as a bradshaw of broadcasting ,and give listener the useful information in an interesting manner about programmes,who writes them,take part in them and produce them along with photographs of performing artists. It also contains the information of major changes in the policy and service of the organisation. NAME OF THE JOURNAL: The Indian Listener LANGUAGE OF THE JOURNAL: English DATE,MONTH & YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 03-09-1950 PERIODICITY OF THE JOURNAL: Weekly NUMBER OF PAGES: 48 VOLUME NUMBER: Vol. XV. No. 36. BROADCAST PROGRAMME SCHEDULE PUBLISHED(PAGE NOS): 16-43 ARTICLE: 1. What Price Glory? 2. Bali: The Enchanted Island 3. Man and His Spiritual Nature 4. Shakespeare Worship AUTHOR: 1. Arthur Moore 2. Dr. N. P. Chakravarti 3. Helen Chaman Lall 4. Prof. D. C. Sharma KEYWORDS: 1. Achieving fame and glory, Effect of bringing Home Rule Bill 2. Javanese rule in Bali, Ugrasena, Majapahit empire 3. Man, Nature, Art 4. Shakespeare for B.A. students, Shakespeare in India, Shakespeare annotations Document ID: INL-1950 (J-D) Vol-III (12)


Author : Frederick Samuel Hyche
Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Release : 2020-02-19
Page : 88
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1645150917
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Stretched for His Glory is a compelling personal story and journey of faith, purpose, and God's glory. From the very first chapter, it catapults the reader into the very challenges and essence of our human existence. It dares to contemplate some of the most intimate questions and feelings of the human experience. Why am I here? What is my true purpose? How do I get to where I am destined to be? This book is not fearful to be honest, open, and transparent. Although it contains a very personal account of the author's journey through life, the principles and lessons are invaluable and are applicable to the entire human family. Stretched for his Glory is truly inspirational, instructional, and an authentic presentation that will saturate every fiber of your being to God's glory!


Author : Dick Richardson
Professor Glyn A Stone
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2005-07-25
Page : 248
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1134859856
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The growing significance of international history and relations in recent years has been reflected in a growth of research and development of new courses. This collection of essays focus on three broad themes: the League of Nations and collective security, problems in British foreign policy, and European/International security in the interwar years. The book, in memory of Esmonde Robertson and George Grün, distinguished historians of the London School of Economics, contains papers commissioned from some of the most formidable names in international history.


Author : John F. MacArthur
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2006-05-08
Page : 224
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 141856737X
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Contrary to popular belief, we do not have to be perfect to do God's work. Look no further than the twelve disciples whose many weaknesses are forever preserved throughout the pages of the New Testament. Jesus chose ordinary men - fisherman, tax collectors, political zealots - and turned their weakness into strength, producing greatness from utter uselessness. MacArthur draws principles from Christ's careful, hands-on training of the original twelve disciples for today's modern disciple - you.


Author : Martti Koskenniemi
Walter Rech
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016-12-22
Page : 416
Category : Law
ISBN 13 : 0192515020
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In times in which global governance in its various forms, such as human rights, international trade law, and development projects, is increasingly promoted by transnational economic actors and international institutions that seem to be detached from democratic processes of legitimation, the question of the relationship between international law and empire is as topical as ever. By examining this relationship in historical contexts from early modernity to the present, this volume aims to deepen current understandings of the way international legal institutions, practices, and narratives have shaped specifically imperial ideas about and structures of world governance. As it explores fundamental ways in which international legal discourses have operated in colonial as well as European contexts, the book enters a heated debate on the involvement of the modern law of nations in imperial projects. Each of the chapters contributes to this emerging body of scholarship by drawing out the complexity and ambivalence of the relationship between international law and empire. They expand on the critique of western imperialism while acknowledging the nuances and ambiguities of international legal discourse and, in some cases, the possibility of counter-hegemonic claims being articulated through the language of international law. Importantly, as the book suggests that international legal argument may sometimes be used to counter imperial enterprises, it maintains that international law can barely escape the Eurocentric framework within which the progressive aspirations of internationalism were conceived


Author : James R. Harrison
Publisher : Mohr Siebeck
Release : 2011
Page : 428
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9783161498800
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James R. Harrison investigates the collision between Paul's eschatological gospel and the Julio-Claudian conception of rule. The ruler's propaganda, with its claim about the 'eternal rule' of the imperial house over its subjects, embodied in idolatry of power that conflicted with Paul's proclamation of the reign of the risen Son of God over his world. This ideological conflict is examined in 1 and 2 Thessalonians and in Romans, exploring how Paul's eschatology intersected with the imperial cult in the Greek East and in the Latin West. A wide selection of evidence - literary, documentary, numismatic, iconographic, archeological - unveils the 'symbolic universe' of the Julio-Claudian rulers. This construction of social and cosmic reality stood at odds with the eschatological denouement of world history, which, in Paul's view, culminated in the arrival of God's new creation upon Christ's return as Lord of all. Paul exalted the Body of Christ over Nero's 'body of state', transferring to the risen and ascended Jesus many of the ruler's titles and to the Body of Christ many of the ruler's functions. Thus, for Paul, Christ's reign challenged the values of Roman society and transformed its hierarchical social relations through the Spirit.


Author : Barbara Pavlock
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 2019-05-15
Page : 248
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 1501746146
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Barbara Pavlock here illuminates the significance of the erotic in the epic tradition from Alexandrian Greece to the late Renaissance by examining the transformations of two Homeric episodes, Odysseus' encounter with Nausikaa and the night-raid of Odysseus and Diomedes. In close readings of epics by Apollonius of Rhodes, Virgil, Ovid, Catullus, Ariosto, and Milton, Pavlock shows how these poets maintain the appearance of thematic continuity as they actually differentiate their own views on heroic values from those of their predecessors. Asserting that the erotic serves in the epic as a locus of criticism of social values, she traces adaptations in rhetorical devices, in larger structural patterns, and in major generic forms, as in the combination of tragic with epic models.


Author : Brian R. Sullivan
Publisher :
Release : 1986
Page : 645
Category : Fascism
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Author : Steve Morewood
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2008-12-09
Page : 294
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1135776660
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A comprehensive and challenging analysis of the British defence of Egypt, primarily against fascist Italy, in the critical lead-up period to the Second World War. Culminating in the decisive defeat of the Italian military threat at Sidi Barrani in December 1940, this is a fascinating new contribution to the field. The security of Egypt, a constant of British imperial strategy, is a curiously neglected dimension of the still burning appeasement debate. Steven Morewood adds to the originality of his interpretation by suggesting the old view should be reinstated: that Mussolini should and could have been stopped in his empire-building at the Abyssinian hurdle. Thereafter, as Nazi Germany tore the Versailles peace settlement to shreds, the drift to war accelerated as British resolve and credibility were brought into question. The fascist dictators in Rome and Berlin held no respect for weakness and Mussolini became the conduit through which Hitler could apply pressure to a sensitive British interest through reinforcing Libya at critical moments.


Author : Maurizio Viroli
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2012-08-05
Page : 310
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 069115449X
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To many readers of The Prince, Machiavelli appears to be deeply un-Christian or even anti-Christian, a cynic who thinks rulers should use religion only to keep their subjects in check. But in Machiavelli's God, Maurizio Viroli, one of the world's leading authorities on Machiavelli, argues that Machiavelli, far from opposing Christianity, thought it was crucial to republican social and political renewal--but that first it needed to be renewed itself. And without understanding this, Viroli contends, it is impossible to comprehend Machiavelli's thought. Viroli places Machiavelli in the context of Florence's republican Christianity, which was founded on the idea that the true Christian is a citizen who serves the common good. In this tradition, God participates in human affairs, supports and rewards those who govern justly, and desires men to make the earthly city similar to the divine one. Building on this tradition, Machiavelli advocated a religion of virtue, and he believed that, without this faith, free republics could not be established, defend themselves against corruption, or survive. Viroli makes a powerful case that Machiavelli, far from being a pagan or atheist, was a prophet of a true religion of liberty, a way of moral and political living that would rediscover and pursue charity and justice. The translation of this work has been funded by SEPS - Segretariato Europeo per le Pubblicazioni Scientifiche.