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Dominion

By Tom Holland
  • ISBN Code: : 0465093523
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Pages : 624
  • Category : History
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A "marvelous" (Economist) account of how the Christian Revolution forged the Western imagination. Crucifixion, the Romans believed, was the worst fate imaginable, a punishment reserved for slaves. How astonishing it was, then, that people should have come to believe that one particular victim of crucifixion-an obscure provincial by the name of Jesus-was to be worshipped as a god. Dominion explores the implications of this shocking conviction as they have reverberated throughout history. Today, the West remains utterly saturated by Christian assumptions. As Tom Holland demonstrates, our morals and ethics are not universal but are instead the fruits of a very distinctive civilization. Concepts such as secularism, liberalism, science, and homosexuality are deeply rooted in a Christian seedbed. From Babylon to the Beatles, Saint Michael to #MeToo, Dominion tells the story of how Christianity transformed the modern world.

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  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
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Imperial Archipelago is a comparative study of the symbolic representations, both textual and photographic, of Cuba, Guam, Hawaii, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico that appeared in popular and official publications in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War of 1898. It examines the connections between these representations and the forms of rule established by the U.S. in each at the turn of the century—thus answering the question why different governments were set up in the five sites. Lanny Thompson critically engages and elaborates on the postcolonial thesis that symbolic representations are a means to conceive, mobilize, and justify colonial rule. Colonial discourses construe cultural differences among colonial subjects with the intent to rule them differently; in other words, representations are neither mere reflections of material interests nor inconsequential fantasies, rather they are fundamental to colonial practice. To demonstrate this, Thompson analyzes, on the one hand, the differences among the representations of the islands in popular, illustrated books about the "new possessions" and the official reports produced by U.S. colonial administrators. On the other, he explicates the connections between these distinct representations and the governments actually established. A clear, comparative analysis is provided of the legal arguments that took place in the leading law journals of the day, the Congressional debates, the laws that established governments, and the decisions of the Supreme Court that validated these laws. Interweaving postcolonial studies, sociology, U.S. history, cultural studies, and critical legal theory, Imperial Archipelago offers a fresh, transdisciplinary perspective that will be welcomed especially by scholars and students of U.S. imperialism and its efforts to "extend democracy" overseas, both past and present.

Two Treatises of Government

By John Locke
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  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Book Code : 1585107980
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Political Science
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Designed to serve the needs of students confronting Locke's political thought for the first time, Lee Ward's edition offers a faithful text of Two Treatises of Government with modernized spelling and punctuation. Its Editor's Introduction outlines the main arguments of these works, illustrates the conceptual thread uniting the less frequently read First Treatise with the far more famous Second Treatise, and locates Locke's work amid the turbulent constitutional battles of 1690s England. Helpful notes at the foot of the page, a Thematic Index, and an up-to-date Bibliography are also provided.

Fiber Optics Weekly Update

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  • Book Code : N.a
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Marketing Financial Services

By Mike Wright,Trevor Watkins
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 113638023X
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Business & Economics
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Within a practical business context of the changing, competitive climate, this book details the implications for marketing strategy. New chapters cover topics such as credit cards and customer care, while several relevant case studies have also been added. Combining analysis of principles, concepts and techniques with sound practical advice, 'Marketing Financial Services' is ideal for students on degree and postgraduate courses, including Chartered Institute of Bankers. There is also a tutor resource pack to accompany the case studies in this textbook.

The Communist International, Anti-Imperialism and Racial Equality in British Dominions

By Oleksa Drachewych
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351131974
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : History
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This book analyses the stance of international communism towards nationality, anti-colonialism, and racial equality as defined by the Communist International (Comintern) during the interwar period. Central to the volume is a comparative analysis of the communist parties of three British dominions; South Africa, Canada and Australia, demonstrating how each party attempted to follow Moscow’s lead and how each party produced its own attempts to deal with these issues locally, while considering the limits of their own agency within the movement at large.

Liquidation of Empire

By R. Douglas
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230554563
  • Total of Pages : 190
  • Category : History
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In 1945, Britain emerged as one of the 'Big Three' victors of the Second World War. Most people, in Britain and elsewhere, seem to have assumed that the British Empire would endure for a very long time to come. Yet within twenty years British power and influence had been enormously reduced. This book studies the causes and course of the process.

Utilities Telecommunications News

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Fiber optics business newsletter

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I Must Be About My Father's Business

By James Twentier
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Book Code : 1412232384
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Religion
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The Father's business is unlike any other business. His business is the one enterprise that surpasses and supercedes all others. There is no comparison to another, because His kingdom in on a different plane, a different planet, a different world, and a different universe. The kingdom of God, of which every believer in a part, holds a place in time and history and importance that every other kingdom, past, present, and future pales in comparison. As a son of God, we have inherited His Business. In heir inherits his father's wealth and assets, but he also inherits the father's business - to carry it on. It is God's will for us to inherit more than His benefits, but also to inherit His business. It is a selfish and irresponsible son who wants to inherit the estate and wealth of the father without assuming the responsibilities of the business. The only purpose for us as sons of God is to fulfill and complete His mission -- His business. He took our place in His death at Calvary. Jesus' words at the early age of 12 should challenge us as sons of God: "I must be about my father's business. And it is God's will for us to spend the few days of the Church Age completing His mission, His business, and His work that He exampled and defined for us in His brief ministry on earth. Fulfilling the Father's business will involve stepping into the two purposes for which God created man: Relationship - God and Man sharing a mutual commitment of love, communication, and trust. God and man relationship roles include: Father/Child; Groom/Bride; Friend/Friend. Relationship in the major theme of Volume I. Dominion - God sharing His authority and power with man to fulfill His mission and purpose, and to do His will and work on earth. God's decision to do nothing on earth through man created a valid relationship of mutual need in which God would need man and man would need God.