The Empire of the Self

The Empire of the Self Author Christopher Star
ISBN-10 9781421407265
Release 2012-09-29
Pages 312
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In The Empire of the Self, Christopher Star studies the question of how political reality affects the concepts of body, soul, and self. Star argues that during the early Roman Empire the establishment of autocracy and the development of a universal ideal of individual autonomy were mutually enhancing phenomena. The Stoic ideal of individual empire or complete self-command is a major theme of Seneca’s philosophical works. The problematic consequences of this ideal are explored in Seneca’s dramatic and satirical works, as well as in the novel of his contemporary Petronius. Star examines the rhetorical links between these diverse texts. He also demonstrates a significant point of contact between two writers generally thought to be antagonists—the idea that imperial speech structures reveal the self. -- James Ker, University of Pennsylvania



Empire of Self

Empire of Self Author Jay Parini
ISBN-10 9780385537575
Release 2015-10-13
Pages 480
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An intimate, authorized yet totally frank biography of Gore Vidal (1925–2012), one of the most accomplished, visible, and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century The product of thirty years of friendship and conversation, Jay Parini’s Empire of Self digs behind the glittering surface of Gore Vidal’s colorful career to reveal the complex emotional and sexual truths underlying his celebrity-strewn life. But there is plenty of glittering surface as well—a virtual Who’s Who of the twentieth century, from Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart through the Kennedys, Johnny Carson, Leonard Bernstein, and the crème de la crème of Hollywood. Also a generous helping of feuds with the likes of William F. Buckley, Norman Mailer, Truman Capote, and The New York Times, among other adversaries. The life of Gore Vidal teemed with notable incidents, famous people, and lasting achievements that call out for careful evocation and examination. Jay Parini crafts Vidal’s life into an accessible, entertaining story that puts the experience of one of the great American figures of the postwar era into context, introduces the author and his works to a generation who may not know him, and looks behind the scenes at the man and his work in ways never possible before his death. Provided with unique access to Vidal’s life and his papers, Parini excavates many buried skeletons yet never loses sight of his deep respect for Vidal and his astounding gifts. This is the biography Gore Vidal—novelist, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter, historian, wit, provocateur, and pioneer of gay rights—has long needed. From the Hardcover edition.



Beyond Empires Global Self Organizing Cross Imperial Networks 1500 1800

Beyond Empires  Global  Self Organizing  Cross Imperial Networks  1500 1800 Author
ISBN-10 9789004304154
Release 2016-06-06
Pages 328
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Beyond Empires explores the complexity of empire building from the point of view of self-organized cooperative networks, rather than from the point of view of the central state.



Empire Speaks Out

Empire Speaks Out Author Ilya Gerasimov
ISBN-10 9789047429159
Release 2009-06-02
Pages 288
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This collection turns to different modes of self-representation and self-description of the Russian Empire in an attempt to reveal social practices and processes that are usually ignored by the teleological, nation-centered historical narratives.



Die Dramaturgie demokratischer Imperien

Die Dramaturgie demokratischer Imperien Author Floris Biskamp
ISBN-10 3631590261
Release 2010
Pages 157
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In den von politischer Wissenschaft und Publizistik mit grosser Leidenschaft bestrittenen Debatten daruber, ob die Welt es mit einem "American Empire" zu tun hat und was dies bedeutet, ist stets ein Fragenkomplex zentral: In welchem Verhaltnis stehen Demokratie und Imperialitat zueinander? Verbreitet und schutzt das Imperium Demokratie oder zerstort es sie? Und kann eine Demokratie uberhaupt ein Imperium aufrechterhalten? Floris Biskamp analysiert die Debatten der letzten Jahre im Hinblick auf diese Fragen und kommt zu dem Ergebnis, dass Demokratie und Imperialitat in einem Spannungsverhaltnis stehen, das eine -Dramaturgie demokratischer Imperien- entfesselt."



Writing Self Writing Empire

Writing Self  Writing Empire Author Rajeev Kinra
ISBN-10 9780520286467
Release 2015-09-17
Pages 371
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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Writing Self, Writing Empire examines the life, career, and writings of the Mughal state secretary, or munshi, Chandar Bhan “Brahman” (d. c.1670), one of the great Indo-Persian poets and prose stylists of early modern South Asia. Chandar Bhan’s life spanned the reigns of four different emperors, Akbar (1556-1605), Jahangir (1605-1627), Shah Jahan (1628-1658), and Aurangzeb ‘Alamgir (1658-1707), the last of the “Great Mughals” whose courts dominated the culture and politics of the subcontinent at the height of the empire’s power, territorial reach, and global influence. As a high-caste Hindu who worked for a series of Muslim monarchs and other officials, forming powerful friendships along the way, Chandar Bhan’s experience bears vivid testimony to the pluralistic atmosphere of the Mughal court, particularly during the reign of Shah Jahan, the celebrated builder of the Taj Mahal. But his widely circulated and emulated works also touch on a range of topics central to our understanding of the court’s literary, mystical, administrative, and ethical cultures, while his letters and autobiographical writings provide tantalizing examples of early modern Indo-Persian modes of self-fashioning. Chandar Bhan’s oeuvre is a valuable window onto a crucial, though surprisingly neglected, period of Mughal cultural and political history.



Reliable Recipes for Using Harper s Empire Brand Self Raising Flour and Harper s Other Well Known Lines

Reliable Recipes for Using Harper s Empire Brand Self Raising Flour and Harper s Other Well Known Lines Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:122312774
Release 192?
Pages 28
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Reliable Recipes for Using Harper s Empire Brand Self Raising Flour and Harper s Other Well Known Lines has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Reliable Recipes for Using Harper s Empire Brand Self Raising Flour and Harper s Other Well Known Lines also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Reliable Recipes for Using Harper s Empire Brand Self Raising Flour and Harper s Other Well Known Lines book for free.



The Fall of the Roman Empire

The Fall of the Roman Empire Author Martin M. Winkler
ISBN-10 9781118589816
Release 2012-12-18
Pages 288
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The essays collected in this book present the first comprehensive appreciation of The Fall of the Roman Empire from historical, historiographical, and cinematic perspectives. The book also provides the principal classical sources on the period. It is a companion to Gladiator: Film and History (Blackwell, 2004) and Spartacus: Film and History (Blackwell, 2007) and completes a triad of scholarly studies on Hollywood’s greatest films about Roman history. A critical re-evaluation of the 1964 epic film The Fall of the Roman Empire, directed by Anthony Mann, from historical, film-historical, and contemporary points of view Presents a collection of scholarly essays and classical sources on the period of Roman history that ancient and modern historians have considered to be the turning point toward the eventual fall of Rome Contains a short essay by director Anthony Mann Includes a map of the Roman Empire and film stills, as well as translations of the principal ancient sources, an extensive bibliography, and a chronology of events



Sovereignty After Empire

Sovereignty After Empire Author Galina Starovoitova
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105070837039
Release 1997
Pages 47
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Sovereignty After Empire has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Sovereignty After Empire also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Sovereignty After Empire book for free.



The Priest and the Great King

The Priest and the Great King Author Lisbeth S. Fried
ISBN-10 9781575060903
Release 2004
Pages 266
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Lisbeth S. Fried's insightful study investigates the impact of Achaemenid rule on the political power of local priesthoods during the 6th-4th centuries B.C.E. Scholars typically assume that, as long as tribute was sent to Susa, the capital of the Achaemenid Empire, subject peoples remained autonomous. Fried's work challenges this assumption. She examines the inscriptions, coins, temple archives, and literary texts from Babylon, Egypt, Asia Minor, and Judah and concludes that there was no local autonomy. The only people with power in the Empire were Persians and their appointees, and this was true for Judah as well. The Judean priesthood achieved its longed-for independence only much later, under the Maccabees.



Empire and Modern Political Thought

Empire and Modern Political Thought Author Sankar Muthu
ISBN-10 9780521839426
Release 2012-09-17
Pages 407
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This collection of original essays by leading historians of political thought examines modern European thinkers' writings about conquest, colonization, and empire. The creation of vast transcontinental empires and imperial trading networks played a key role in the development of modern European political thought. The rise of modern empires raised fundamental questions about virtually the entire contested set of concepts that lay at the heart of modern political philosophy, such as property, sovereignty, international justice, war, trade, rights, transnational duties, civilization, and progress. From Renaissance republican writings about conquest and liberty to sixteenth-century writings about the Spanish conquest of the Americas through Enlightenment perspectives about conquest and global commerce and nineteenth-century writings about imperial activities both within and outside of Europe, these essays survey the central moral and political questions occasioned by the development of overseas empires and European encounters with the non-European world among theologians, historians, philosophers, diplomats, and merchants.



Geopolitics in Post Wall Europe

Geopolitics in Post Wall Europe Author Ola Tunander
ISBN-10 1446228649
Release 1997-03-18
Pages 272
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The fall of the Berlin Wall symbolized a dramatic turning point in the history of European politics and security. Geopolitics in Post-Wall Europe highlights the new relations between politics, culture and territory. It analyzes the major geopolitical shifts in the connection between security and identity. Part One covers the general geopolitical tendencies in Europe, including conflicts between culturism' and universalism, between national-romantic primordialism and cosmopolitan post-national identities, and between territory and escape from territory. Part Two deals with potential tensions between Russia and Europe and the possible emergence of a new European wall' between an extended NATO on the one hand, and Russia and the CIS on the other. Part Three focuses on the borderland between Europe, Russia and the Muslim world, with particular emphasis on the former Yugoslavia as a site of conflict between new metaphorical empires'.



Empire s Twin

Empire   s Twin Author Ian Tyrrell
ISBN-10 9780801455698
Release 2015-02-17
Pages 312
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Across the course of American history, imperialism and anti-imperialism have been awkwardly paired as influences on the politics, culture, and diplomacy of the United States. The Declaration of Independence, after all, is an anti-imperial document, cataloguing the sins of the metropolitan government against the colonies. With the Revolution, and again in 1812, the nation stood against the most powerful empire in the world and declared itself independent. As noted by Ian Tyrrell and Jay Sexton, however, American "anti-imperialism was clearly selective, geographically, racially, and constitutionally." Empire's Twin broadens our conception of anti-imperialist actors, ideas, and actions; it charts this story across the range of American history, from the Revolution to our own era; and it opens up the transnational and global dimensions of American anti-imperialism. By tracking the diverse manifestations of American anti-imperialism, this book highlights the different ways in which historians can approach it in their research and teaching. The contributors cover a wide range of subjects, including the discourse of anti-imperialism in the Early Republic and Civil War, anti-imperialist actions in the U.S. during the Mexican Revolution, the anti-imperial dimensions of early U.S. encounters in the Middle East, and the transnational nature of anti-imperialist public sentiment during the Cold War and beyond. Contributors: Laura Belmonte, Oklahoma State University; Robert Buzzanco, University of Houston; Julian Go, Boston University; Alan Knight, University of Oxford; Ussama Makdisi, Rice University; Erez Manela, Harvard University; Peter Onuf, Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, Monticello, and University of Virginia; Jeffrey Ostler, University of Oregon; Patricia Schechter, Portland State University; Jay Sexton, University of Oxford; Ian Tyrrell, University of New South Wales



James Connolly Selected Writings

James Connolly  Selected Writings Author James Connolly
ISBN-10 074530267X
Release 1988-10-31
Pages 317
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In 1916, James Connolly was executed by the British for his part in the Easter Rising. His early activism in the Scottish labour movement; his pioneering socialism in Ireland; his involvement in the American Labour movement; his activity as a union organizer back in Ireland; his revolutionary stand against World War I; and his ultimately fatal leadership of the 1916 uprising for Irish independence, all point to a crucial figure in the development of the workers' movement during one of its most intriguing phases. A tireless political worker and a prolific writer, Connolly's thinking on nationalism and imperialism had an influence on Lenin and he is regarded by many as one of the founders of 20th-century Irish nationalism. This book of his writings draws together some of his most representative work.



The Broad Stone of Empire

The Broad Stone of Empire Author Charles Bruce
ISBN-10 9781108023597
Release 2010-11-25
Pages 562
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Detailed discussion of problems of late Victorian colonial administration, intended for novices in the colonial service, first published in 1910.



An essay towards a new explication of the doctrines of the resurrection millennium and judgment

An essay towards a new explication of the doctrines of the resurrection  millennium  and judgment Author Sayer Rudd
ISBN-10 UOM:39015022670262
Release 1734
Pages 413
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An essay towards a new explication of the doctrines of the resurrection millennium and judgment has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from An essay towards a new explication of the doctrines of the resurrection millennium and judgment also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full An essay towards a new explication of the doctrines of the resurrection millennium and judgment book for free.



Cuba in the American Imagination

Cuba in the American Imagination Author Louis A. Pérez
ISBN-10 9780807832165
Release 2008
Pages 333
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One of the foremost historians of Cuba analyzes the metaphorical and depictive motifs that have been used to describe Cuba and their political effectiveness as they have persisted and changed since the early nineteenth century.