Download L'Art de la guerre by Nicolas Machiavel; H C Mansfield (ed.) PDF

By Nicolas Machiavel; H C Mansfield (ed.)

Traduit par Toussaint Guiraudet

L'Art de l. a. guerre, publié en 1521, occupe une position singulière dans l'oeuvre de Machiavel. Présenté sous l. a. forme d'un discussion, l'ouvrage surprend par son esprit peu machiavélique. Les considérations tactiques y côtoient les propos consacrés aux nécessités matérielles de los angeles guerre (recrutement, armement...), orchestrant avec subtilité une réflexion sur le pouvoir. Quelles limites l. a. politique impose-t-elle à l'art de l. a. guerre ? remark définir l'autorité ? Ce sont là quelques-unes des questions soulevées par Machiavel qui puise ici ses modèles chez les Anciens. En grand stratège, il omet parfois de répondre. Mais los angeles guerre est une affaire si sérieuse qu'il faut peut-être savoir los angeles manier avec ironie.

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Download Empire of Liberty: Power, Desire, and Freedom by Anthony Bogues PDF

By Anthony Bogues

During this considerate and well timed attention of the character of yank strength and empire, Anthony Bogues argues that America's self-presentation because the bastion of liberty is an try and strength upon the area a unmarried common fact, which has the target of removing the novel mind's eye. critical to this undertaking of yankee supremacy is the elaboration and development of a language of energy during which a sort of self-government seems because the kind of sovereignty. Grappling with problems with strength, race, slavery, violence, and the character of postcolonial feedback and significant thought, Bogues deals reconsiderations of the writings of W. E. B. DuBois and Frantz Fanon with a purpose to holiday holes during this permitted constitution of empire. At its center this can be a paintings of radical humanistic concept that seeks to glean from the postcolonial global and empire a substitute for its imperial type of freedom.

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Download Censorship of the American Theatre in the Twentieth Century by John H. Houchin PDF

By John H. Houchin

Arguing that theatrical censorship coincides with major demanding situations to non secular, political and cultural traditions, John Houchin explores its effect on twentieth-century American theatre. besides the well known instance of the home Un-American actions Committee within the Fifties, different nearly both influential occasions affected the process the yankee level in the course of the century. After a precis of censorship in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century the USA, Houchin analyzes key political and theatrical occasions among 1900 and 2000.

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Download The dust of just beginning by Don Kerr PDF

By Don Kerr

Don Kerr is aware prairie tradition greater than such a lot -- he understands itfrom the interior out. He has made us conscious of ourselves via hisnumerous volumes of poetry, his fiction, his many performs, his histories,and his curiosity in history. during this mature, complete collection,we can once more recognize his distinctive prairie voice -- minimalist,self-effacing, direct but refined and nuanced, immersed in his love ofthe vernacular language of this position. His line is muscular, his timingimpeccable, his sweep with so few phrases exemplary.

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Download Ethno-nationalism, Islam and the state in the Caucasus : by Moshe Gammer PDF

By Moshe Gammer

With the zone of the Caucasus with its ongoing, or even deteriorating, hindrance and instability and its strategic and financial significance more and more on the entrance of the world's recognition, this quantity offers and discusses a few of the complexities and difficulties bobbing up within the area akin to Islamic terrorists and al-Qaida.

Scholars from various disciplines who specialize in the Caucasus study key issues such as:

  • discussions of grass root perceptions
  • the impact of casual strength buildings on ethnic conflicts within the Caucasus
  • Russian regulations in the direction of Islam and their destabilising effect
  • the impression of Islamic revival at the felony and social situations
  • nationalism and the revival of pre- and sub-national identities
  • shifts in identification as mirrored in demography
  • reasons for the Chechen victory within the first Chechen war
  • the involvement of Islamic volunteers in Chechnya.

With the location in Chechnia prone to unfold around the complete North Caucasus, this leading edge paintings might be of serious worth within the close to destiny and should curiosity political scientists and neighborhood specialists of Russia, imperative Asia, Caucasus, heart East and Turkey, in addition to NGOs, executive organizations and imagine tanks.

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Download Censorship and Cultural Regulation in the Modern Age by Beate Müller PDF

By Beate Müller

‘Censorship’ has turn into a trendy subject, not just due to newly on hand archival fabric from japanese Europe and the previous Soviet Union, but in addition as the ‘new censorship’ (inspired via the works of Foucault and Bourdieu) has widened the very idea of censorhip past its traditional obstacles. This quantity makes use of those new fabrics and views to deal with the connection of censorship to cultural choice techniques (such as canon formation), fiscal forces, social exclusion, specialist marginalization, silencing via really expert discourses, communicative norms, and different kinds of keep watch over and rules. articles during this assortment examine those factor theoretically. the rest 8 contributions handle the problems by way of investigating censorial perform throughout time and house by way of the closure of Paul’s playhouse in 1606; the legacy of nineteenth century American rules and illustration of girls lecturers; the connection among reliable and samizdat publishing in Communist Poland; the ban on Gegenwartsfilme (films approximately modern society) in East Germany in 1965/66; the censorhip of modernist track in Weimar and Nazi Germany; the GDR’s censorship of jazz and avantgarde song within the early Nineteen Fifties; Aesopian techniques of textual resistance within the pop tune of apartheid South Africa and within the tales of Mario Benedetti.

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