• Christianity
      April 2001

      Learning from Bosnia

      Approaching Tradition

      by Rusmir Mahmutcehajic, Foreword by Adam Seligman

      This book, at the intersections of political sociology, political philosophy, and theology, reads the legacy of Bosnia as both a paradigm and an antiparadigm for the human condition. The adjective Bosnian sums up an acceptance of the diversity of human attitudes toward the world and toward God. Yet the Bosnian tradition of accepting the inevitability of, and thus the right to, differing Christologies among people who speak the same language and share the same history has been reduced to the antiparadigms of confessionalism, ethnicism, and ultimately nationalism, which seeks either to expel or to subordinate to the majority everything that is other.

    • Memoirs

      Weeds Don't Perish

      Memoirs of a Defiant Old Woman

      by Hanna Braun

      This is the story of a life lived to the full. Hanna Braun was born in 1927 to a Jewish family living in Germany. The family immigrated to Palestine in 1937, shortly after Hitler came to power in Germany and the onset of Jewish persecution there. During this course of events she was separated from her beloved father, who was forced to flee the country and made for Switzerland to escape the Gestapo. Her grandmother later died in the Terezin ghetto. Once in Palestine, Hanna's uncle became a fierce Zionist, and would convert Hanna's mother to Zionism as well. Hanna - a teenager at the time - also turned to Zionism, although she was initially unaware of what exactly this meant. Over the years, Hanna made many Arab friends in Palestine, and gradually began to question her allegiances. She witnessed the formation of the state of Israel, and was there when the atrocities of Deir Yassin happened; an incident that made her hate Zionism forever. These events, and many others explored in Weeds Don't Perish, helped to shape Hanna's perception, and transformed her into an active human rights activist; unable to witness injustice without speaking out. The book is often controversial and Hanna, not being endowed with the gift of great diplomacy, makes many enemies as well as friends along the way. Throughout, Hanna manages to retain her zest for life and her sense of humour, and delights in describing her years teaching English and Dance to her students in Zimbabwe. Her curiosity and enthusiasm for meeting new people and experiencing new things is infectious, and the reader cannot help but be swept up in the story. Hanna endured many setbacks and painful experiences in her personal life but, like the proverbial weed, she never gave up and refused to be beaten. Instead, she continued to her final days fight passionately for causes close to her heart - human rights and equality for all.

    • Medicine

      The Psychedelic Traveller

      Short Stories

      by ANTHONY JAMES

      A collection of short stories from adventures and fantastic imaginings aroud the world. Each story is set in a different country, from Brazil to Siberia, from new Zealand to India. Each story is a cameo in itself, each one of a different mood, be it playful, or dark, of conflict or good humour. Stories will remind those who travel widely of the pitfalls and opportunities and remind all the readers that there is nothing more wonderful than this wonderful world and the ppeople in it.

    • History: specific events & topics

      Entangled in Yugoslavia

      An Outsiders Memoir

      by Stephanie Allen-Early

      Entangled in Yugoslavia – an Outsider’s Memoir is a compelling personal memoir as well as a portrait of a collapsing society. A Foreign Service wife returns to Belgrade – the scene of a previous posting – to find that the society she knew before as a peaceful, stable place under socialism, is caught up in political upheaval. Caught up in the psychological turmoil, she finds release while participating in the international relief effort, working for Unicef to deliver supplies to war-torn areas. The author travelled extensively in all the republics of the former Yugoslavia - both before and during the civil war. Her account of events relies on the testimonies of people coming from different national and class groups.

    • Adventure
      February 2014

      The Empress Emerald

      by J.G. Harlond

      Leo Kazan is an orphan (or so he believes) and a talented linguist. He is also a thief, attracted like a magpie to anything that glitters. Leo becomes the protege of a high-ranking member of the British Raj who turns him into a spy. From an early age. Leo is involved in international espionage and diamond smuggling which takes him from India to Britain and Russia. But the most meaningful time in his life is when he meets an innocent English girl, Davina Dymond, in London. As the drums of war reverberate around the world for a second time, Leo begins to understand his personal history and realises the importance of his Indian background, and the true meaning of Home Rule. Davina, trapped in war-torn Spain, turns to crime to survive. Both must unshackle themselves from those who seek to manipulate them before they can find true happiness - and each other.

    • Nationalism

      Pam na fu Cymru

      Methiant Cenedlaetholdeb Cymraeg

      by Simon Brooks (Author)

      Yn ystod y bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg, Oes Cenedlaetholdeb, llwyddodd y rhan fwyaf o wledydd bychain Ewrop i feithrin mudiadau cenedlaethol llwyddiannus a fynnai warchod eu hieithoedd. Un o gwestiynau mawr hanes Cymru yw pam na ddigwyddodd hyn yn y wlad hon. Pwyslais gwlatgarwyr Cymreig ar ryddfrydiaeth a radicaliaeth sy'n gyfrifol am y diffyg. Mae rhyddfrydiaeth yn hyrwyddo hunaniaethau mwyafrifol, ac mae'n rhan ganolog yng Nghymru o hegemoni Prydeindod. Roedd Cymru'r bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg yn fwy rhyddfrydol nag odid yr un wlad arall yn Ewrop. Yn groes i'r dybiaeth gyffredin mai peth llesol oedd hyn i genedlaetholdeb Cymreig, dangosir yn Pam Na Fu Cymru mai hyn oedd yr union reswm am ei fethiant.

    • Nationalism

      Pam na fu Cymru

      Methiant Cenedlaetholdeb Cymraeg

      by Simon Brooks (Author)

      Yn ystod y bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg, Oes Cenedlaetholdeb, llwyddodd y rhan fwyaf o wledydd bychain Ewrop i feithrin mudiadau cenedlaethol llwyddiannus a fynnai warchod eu hieithoedd. Un o gwestiynau mawr hanes Cymru yw pam na ddigwyddodd hyn yn y wlad hon. Pwyslais gwlatgarwyr Cymreig ar ryddfrydiaeth a radicaliaeth sy'n gyfrifol am y diffyg. Mae rhyddfrydiaeth yn hyrwyddo hunaniaethau mwyafrifol, ac mae'n rhan ganolog yng Nghymru o hegemoni Prydeindod. Roedd Cymru'r bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg yn fwy rhyddfrydol nag odid yr un wlad arall yn Ewrop. Yn groes i'r dybiaeth gyffredin mai peth llesol oedd hyn i genedlaetholdeb Cymreig, dangosir yn Pam Na Fu Cymru mai hyn oedd yr union reswm am ei fethiant.

    • Nationalism

      Pam na fu Cymru

      Methiant Cenedlaetholdeb Cymraeg

      by Simon Brooks (Author)

      Yn ystod y bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg, Oes Cenedlaetholdeb, llwyddodd y rhan fwyaf o wledydd bychain Ewrop i feithrin mudiadau cenedlaethol llwyddiannus a fynnai warchod eu hieithoedd. Un o gwestiynau mawr hanes Cymru yw pam na ddigwyddodd hyn yn y wlad hon. Pwyslais gwlatgarwyr Cymreig ar ryddfrydiaeth a radicaliaeth sy'n gyfrifol am y diffyg. Mae rhyddfrydiaeth yn hyrwyddo hunaniaethau mwyafrifol, ac mae'n rhan ganolog yng Nghymru o hegemoni Prydeindod. Roedd Cymru'r bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg yn fwy rhyddfrydol nag odid yr un wlad arall yn Ewrop. Yn groes i'r dybiaeth gyffredin mai peth llesol oedd hyn i genedlaetholdeb Cymreig, dangosir yn Pam Na Fu Cymru mai hyn oedd yr union reswm am ei fethiant.

    • Nationalism
      March 2016

      Angry White People

      Coming face-to-face with the British far right

      by Hsiao-Hung Pai 

      ‘They’ve taken over our culture and our way of life.’ ‘Britain for whites only.’ ‘Islam is Britain’s biggest problem.’ These are not strange words in Britain today, nor are the irate faces of far right street mobs strangers to our screens. In this fantastically daring book, Hsiao-Hung Pai, an ‘inscrutable foreigner’, follows a group of individuals who got caught up in the wave of far right street movements that began in 2009. Delving deep into the day-to-day of the most marginalised section of the white working-class, Pai uncovers that their ideologies are not an aberration in modern British society, quite the contrary, not only are they very much a part of it, but they are constantly reproduced, rejuvenated and mainstreamed by the media and powers that be.

    • European history
      July 2013

      Balkan holocausts?

      by Macdonald

    • European history
      July 2013

      Balkan holocausts?

      by Macdonald

    • European history
      July 2012

      Balkan holocausts?

      by Macdonald

    • Nationalism
      July 2013

      The formation of Croatian national identity

      by Bellamy

      This volume assesses the formation of Croatian national identity in the 1990s. It develops a novel framework, calling into question both primordial and modernist approaches to nationalism and national identity, before applying that framework to Croatia. In doing so it provides a new way of thinking about how national identity is formed and why it is so important. An explanation is given of how Croatian national identity was formed in the abstract, via a historical narrative that traces centuries of yearning for a national state. The book shows how the government, opposition parties, dissident intellectuals and diaspora groups offered alternative accounts of this narrative in order to legitimize contemporary political programmes based on different versions of national identity. It then looks at how these debates were manifested in social activities as diverse as football, religion, economics and language. This volume attempts to make an important contribution to both the way we study nationalism and national identity, and our understanding of post-Yugoslav politics and society.

    • Nationalism
      July 2013

      The formation of Croatian national identity

      by Bellamy

      This volume assesses the formation of Croatian national identity in the 1990s. It develops a novel framework, calling into question both primordial and modernist approaches to nationalism and national identity, before applying that framework to Croatia. In doing so it provides a new way of thinking about how national identity is formed and why it is so important. An explanation is given of how Croatian national identity was formed in the abstract, via a historical narrative that traces centuries of yearning for a national state. The book shows how the government, opposition parties, dissident intellectuals and diaspora groups offered alternative accounts of this narrative in order to legitimize contemporary political programmes based on different versions of national identity. It then looks at how these debates were manifested in social activities as diverse as football, religion, economics and language. This volume attempts to make an important contribution to both the way we study nationalism and national identity, and our understanding of post-Yugoslav politics and society.

    • Nationalism
      September 2014

      The politics of constitutional nationalism in Northern Ireland, 1932–70

      Between grievance and reconciliation

      by Christopher Norton

      In the changed political landscape of Northern Ireland, where all major political parties with a nationalist agenda are now reconciled to the use of peaceful and constitutional means to achieve their objectives, this book presents a timely analysis of the constitutional nationalist tradition in Northern Ireland in the period leading up to the outbreak of the Troubles. The first book on constitutional nationalism to appear in over a decade, this new and incisive work based on extensive primary sources and existing secondary literature, maps the history of the campaigns of nationalist parties and organisations to redress the grievances of Northern Ireland's Catholics and bring partition to an end. It offers a critical reappraisal of these campaigns and it assesses the outcomes and consequences of the political strategies pursued by an array of nationalist parties and groups.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      March 2014

      The politics of constitutional nationalism in Northern Ireland, 1932–70

      Between grievance and reconciliation

      by Christopher Norton

      In the changed political landscape of Northern Ireland, where all major political parties with a nationalist agenda are now reconciled to the use of peaceful and constitutional means to achieve their objectives, this book presents a timely analysis of the constitutional nationalist tradition in Northern Ireland in the period leading up to the outbreak of the Troubles. The first book on constitutional nationalism to appear in over a decade, this new and incisive work based on extensive primary sources and existing secondary literature, maps the history of the campaigns of nationalist parties and organisations to redress the grievances of Northern Ireland's Catholics and bring partition to an end. It offers a critical reappraisal of these campaigns and it assesses the outcomes and consequences of the political strategies pursued by an array of nationalist parties and groups. ;

    • Nationalism
      January 2013

      These Englands

      A conversation on national identity

      by Edited by Arthur Aughey

      The term 'conversation' is one of today's jargon terms. This book explores in depth what conversation means in national terms. Its premise is that to be English is to participate in a conversation about the country's history, politics, culture and society. The conversation changes, of course, but there is also continuity which illustrates a distinct tradition. It is a conversation, the book argues, which requires the plural notion of these Englands rather than the singularity of this England. Englishness, then, is the tone, register and idiom of it subject matters, its anxieties and certainties, differences and commonalities. The book explores the English conversation through historical, political, literary and popular voices and tries to identify the character of contemporary Englishness.

    • Nationalism
      January 2013

      These Englands

      A conversation on national identity

      by Edited by Arthur Aughey

      The term 'conversation' is one of today's jargon terms. This book explores in depth what conversation means in national terms. Its premise is that to be English is to participate in a conversation about the country's history, politics, culture and society. The conversation changes, of course, but there is also continuity which illustrates a distinct tradition. It is a conversation, the book argues, which requires the plural notion of these Englands rather than the singularity of this England. Englishness, then, is the tone, register and idiom of it subject matters, its anxieties and certainties, differences and commonalities. The book explores the English conversation through historical, political, literary and popular voices and tries to identify the character of contemporary Englishness.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      January 2012

      These Englands

      A conversation on national identity

      by Arthur Aughey

      The term 'conversation' is one of today's jargon terms. This book explores in depth what conversation means in national terms. Its premise is that to be English is to participate in a conversation about the country's history, politics, culture and society. The conversation changes, of course, but there is also continuity which illustrates a distinct tradition. It is a conversation, the book argues, which requires the plural notion of these Englands rather than the singularity of this England. Englishness, then, is the tone, register and idiom of it subject matters, its anxieties and certainties, differences and commonalities. The book explores the English conversation through historical, political, literary and popular voices and tries to identify the character of contemporary Englishness. ;

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