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Venice and the Slavs

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Publisher : Stanford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780804739467
Pages : 430 pages
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Download Venice and the Slavs PDF Format Full Free by Larry Wolff and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book studies the nature of Venetian rule over the Slavs of Dalmatia during the eighteenth century, focusing on the cultural elaboration of an ideology of empire that was based on a civilizing mission toward the Slavs. The book argues that the Enlightenment within the “Adriatic Empire” of Venice was deeply concerned with exploring the economic and social dimensions of backwardness in Dalmatia, in accordance with the evolving distinction between “Western Europe” and “Eastern Europe” across the continent. It further argues that the primitivism attributed to Dalmatians by the Venetian Enlightenment was fundamental to the European intellectual discovery of the Slavs. The book begins by discussing Venetian literary perspectives on Dalmatia, notably the drama of Carlo Goldoni and the memoirs of Carlo Gozzi. It then studies the work that brought the subject of Dalmatia to the attention of the European Enlightenment: the travel account of the Paduan philosopher Alberto Fortis, which was translated from Italian into English, French, and German. The next two chapters focus on the Dalmatian inland mountain people called the Morlacchi, famous as “savages” throughout Europe in the eighteenth century. The Morlacchi are considered first as a concern of Venetian administration and then in relation to the problem of the “noble savage,” anthropologically studied and poetically celebrated. The book then describes the meeting of these administrative and philosophical discourses concerning Dalmatia during the final decades of the Venetian Republic. It concludes by assessing the legacy of the Venetian Enlightenment for later perspectives on Dalmatia and the South Slavs from Napoleonic Illyria to twentieth-century Yugoslavia.


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Shakespeare’s Italy and Italy’s Shakespeare

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ISBN 13 : 1137491701
Pages : 231 pages
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Download Shakespeare’s Italy and Italy’s Shakespeare PDF Format Full Free by Shaul Bassi and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-05-04 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shaul Bassi is Associate Professor of English and Postcolonial Literature at Ca'Foscari University of Venice, Italy. His publications include Visions of Venice in Shakespeare, with Laura Tosi, and Experiences of Freedom in Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures, with Annalisa Oboe.


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A Companion to Venetian History, 1400-1797

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ISBN 13 : 9004252525
Pages : 992 pages
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Download A Companion to Venetian History, 1400-1797 PDF Format Full Free by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2013-07-11 with total page 992 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Companion to Venetian History, 1400-1797 provides a single volume overview of the most recent developments. It is organized thematically and covers a range of topics including political culture, economy, religion, gender, art, literature, music, and the environment. Each chapter provides a broad but comprehensive historical and historiographical overview of the current state and future directions of research.


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Nationalizing Empires

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Publisher : Central European University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9633860164
Pages : 700 pages
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Download Nationalizing Empires PDF Format Full Free by Stefan Berger and published by Central European University Press. This book was released on 2015-06-30 with total page 700 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The essays in Nationalizing Empires challenge the dichotomy between empire and nation state that for decades has dominated historiography. The authors center their attention on nation-building in the imperial core and maintain that the nineteenth century, rather than the age of nation-states, was the age of empires and nationalism. They identify a number of instances where nation building projects in the imperial metropolis aimed at the preservation and extension of empires rather than at their dissolution or the transformation of entire empires into nation states. Such observations have until recently largely escaped theoretical reflection.


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Understanding Multiculturalism

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ISBN 13 : 1782382658
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Understanding Multiculturalism PDF Format Full Free by Johannes Feichtinger and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2014-03-30 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Multiculturalism has long been linked to calls for tolerance of cultural diversity, but today many observers are subjecting the concept to close scrutiny. After the political upheavals of 1968, the commitment to multiculturalism was perceived as a liberal manifesto, but in the post-9/11 era, it is under attack for its relativizing, particularist, and essentializing implications. The essays in this collection offer a nuanced analysis of the multifaceted cultural experience of Central Europe under the late Habsburg monarchy and beyond. The authors examine how culturally coded social spaces can be described and understood historically without adopting categories formerly employed to justify the definition and separation of groups into nations, ethnicities, or homogeneous cultures. As we consider the issues of multiculturalism today, this volume offers new approaches to understanding multiculturalism in Central Europe freed of the effects of politically exploited concepts of social spaces.


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Ottoman Empire and European Theatre Vol. II

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Publisher : Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag
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ISBN 13 : 3990120700
Pages : 736 pages
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Download Ottoman Empire and European Theatre Vol. II PDF Format Full Free by Michael Hüttler and published by Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag. This book was released on 2014-06-30 with total page 736 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Time of Joseph Haydn: From Sultan Mahmud I to Sultan Mahmud II (r.1730-1839), the second volume of Ottoman Empire and European Theatre, explores the relationship between Western playwrights, composers and visual artists of the eighteenth-century and Turkish-Ottoman culture, as well as the interest of Ottoman artists in European culture. Twenty-seven contributions by renowned experts shed light on the mutual influences that affected society and art for both Europeans and Ottomans. Successor to the first volume of the series, The Age of Mozart and Sultan Selim III (1756-1808), this book examines the compositions of Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) and his contemporaries along with events in the Ottoman political era during the time span from Sultan Mahmud I (b.1696, r.1730-1754) to Sultan Mahmud II (b.1785, r.1808-1839). Taking Haydn's Türkenopern ('Turkish operas') Lo speziale (1768) and L'incontro improvviso (1775) as the departure point, the articles collected in this publication reflect the growth of research in the area of cultural transfers between the Ottoman Empire and non-Ottoman Europe, as expressed in theatre, music and the visual arts. Contributions by: Emre Aracı, Annemarie Bönsch, Reinhard Buchberger, Bertrand Michael Buchmann, Necla Çıkıgil, Caryl Clark, Matthew Head, Caroline Herfert, Bent Holm, Michael Hüttler, Hans-Peter Kellner, Adam Mestyan, Isabelle Moindrot, Walter Puchner, Günsel Renda, Geoffrey Roper, Orlin Sabev, Çetın Sarıkartal, Käthe Springer-Dissmann, Suna Suner, Frances Trollope, Hans Ernst Weidinger, Daniel Winkler, Larry Wolff, Mehmet Alaaddin Yalçınkaya, Netice Yıldız, Clemens Zoidl.


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A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0198737149
Pages : 696 pages
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Download A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe PDF Format Full Free by Balázs Trencsényi and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016 with total page 696 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a two-volume project, authored by an international team of researchers, and offering a synthetic overview of the history of modern political thought in East Central Europe. Covering twenty national cultures and languages, the ensuing work goes beyond the conventional nation-centred narrative and offers a novel vision especially sensitive to the cross-cultural entanglement of discourses.


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Provincializing the Worldly Citizen

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Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN 13 : 9780820495248
Pages : 184 pages
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Download Provincializing the Worldly Citizen PDF Format Full Free by Noah W. Sobe and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2008 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provincializing the Worldly Citizen examines travel to Czechoslovakia by Yugoslav educators and students in the 1920s and 1930s in the context of educational modernization and national identity formation. It argues that «Slavic Cosmopolitanism» was an important element in educating the Yugoslav child and in the development of schooling practices in Yugoslavia. The book examines how notions of «Slavicness» circulated and were related to visions of the ideal Yugoslav, linking together these two concerns - not merely to cross-fertilize Slavic studies, the history of education, and the field of comparative education but as part of an effort to develop new intellectual strategies for transnational, cross-cultural scholarship. To this end, it examines Yugoslav student and teacher travel as an entry point to analyzing the regulative ideals that were inscribed in the Yugoslav child as a future citizen. From the broadest perspective, the book offers ways of thinking about the functions of travel and schooling by exposing the fabricated categories of ethnicity and nation as they become worked into cultural and pedagogical ideals. In specific terms, it is an examination of how interwar Yugoslav schools produced worldly minded Yugoslavs - not just through the official curriculum but across a wide range of cultural practices.


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The Miraculous Flying House of Loreto

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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0691174008
Pages : 310 pages
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Download The Miraculous Flying House of Loreto PDF Format Full Free by Karin Vélez and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2019 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1295, a house fell from the evening sky onto an Italian coastal road by the Adriatic Sea. Inside, awestruck locals encountered the Virgin Mary, who explained that this humble mud-brick structure was her original residence newly arrived from Nazareth. To keep it from the hands of Muslim invaders, angels had flown it to Loreto, stopping three times along the way. This story of the house of Loreto has been read as an allegory of how Catholicism spread peacefully around the world by dropping miraculously from the heavens. In this book, Karin Vélez calls that interpretation into question by examining historical accounts of the movement of the Holy House across the Mediterranean in the thirteenth century and the Atlantic in the seventeenth century. These records indicate vast and voluntary involvement in the project of formulating a branch of Catholic devotion. Vélez surveys the efforts of European Jesuits, Slavic migrants, and indigenous peoples in Baja California, Canada, and Peru. These individuals contributed to the expansion of Catholicism by acting as unofficial authors, inadvertent pilgrims, unlicensed architects, unacknowledged artists, and unsolicited cataloguers of Loreto. Their participation in portaging Mary’s house challenges traditional views of Christianity as a prepackaged European export, and instead suggests that Christianity is the cumulative product of thousands of self-appointed editors. Vélez also demonstrates how miracle narratives can be treated seriously as historical sources that preserve traces of real events. Drawing on rich archival materials, The Miraculous Flying House of Loreto illustrates how global Catholicism proliferated through independent initiatives of untrained laymen.


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When Ethnicity Did Not Matter in the Balkans

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ISBN 13 : 0472025600
Pages : 672 pages
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Download When Ethnicity Did Not Matter in the Balkans PDF Format Full Free by John V. A. (Jr.) Fine and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2010-02-05 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This is history as it should be written. In When Ethnicity Did Not Matter in the Balkans, a logical advancement on his earlier studies, Fine has successfully tackled a fascinating historical question, one having broad political implications for our own times. Fine's approach is to demonstrate how ideas of identity and self-identity were invented and evolved in medieval and early-modern times. At the same time, this book can be read as a critique of twentieth-century historiography-and this makes Fine's contribution even more valuable. This book is an original, much-needed contribution to the field of Balkan studies." -Steve Rapp, Associate Professor of Caucasian, Byzantine, and Eurasian History, and Director, Program in World History and Cultures Department of History, Georgia State University Atlanta When Ethnicity Did Not Matter in the Balkans is a study of the people who lived in what is now Croatia during the Middle Ages (roughly 600-1500) and the early-modern period (1500-1800), and how they identified themselves and were identified by others. John V. A. Fine, Jr., advances the discussion of identity by asking such questions as: Did most, some, or any of the population of that territory see itself as Croatian? If some did not, to what other communities did they consider themselves to belong? Were the labels attached to a given person or population fixed or could they change? And were some people members of several different communities at a given moment? And if there were competing identities, which identities held sway in which particular regions? In When Ethnicity Did Not Matter in the Balkans, Fine investigates the identity labels (and their meaning) employed by and about the medieval and early-modern population of the lands that make up present-day Croatia. Religion, local residence, and narrow family or broader clan all played important parts in past and present identities. Fine, however, concentrates chiefly on broader secular names that reflect attachment to a city, region, tribe or clan, a labeled people, or state. The result is a magisterial analysis showing us the complexity of pre-national identity in Croatia, Dalmatia, and Slavonia. There can be no question that the medieval and early-modern periods were pre-national times, but Fine has taken a further step by demonstrating that the medieval and early-modern eras in this region were also pre-ethnic so far as local identities are concerned. The back-projection of twentieth-century forms of identity into the pre-modern past by patriotic and nationalist historians has been brought to light. Though this back-projection is not always misleading, it can be; Fine is fully cognizant of the danger and has risen to the occasion to combat it while frequently remarking in the text that his findings for the Balkans have parallels elsewhere. John V. A. Fine, Jr. is Professor of History at the University of Michigan.


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The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto

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ISBN 13 : 1409366464
Pages : 379 pages
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Download The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto PDF Format Full Free by Jonathan Buckley and published by Rough Guides UK. This book was released on 2013-01-24 with total page 379 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto, long established as the most thorough and reliable guide to the city and its surroundings, has been completely redesigned and updated for this ninth edition. Unrivaled in its coverage of the Doge's Palace, the Basilica di San Marco and all the other major sights, the Rough Guide also reveals the treasures to be found in the districts that lie off the usual tourist trails - and has plenty of maps to make sure you find them easily. As well as being packed with stories that illuminate the city's history, the Rough Guide tells you more about the city as it is today than any other guidebook, with features on everything from flood-prevention projects to the travails of Venice's football team. It will tell you the best places to stay, eat and drink, in all price ranges, from backwater bars to gourmet restaurants, from homely B&Bs to spectacular Grand Canal hotels. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto. Now available in ePub format.


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The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto

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ISBN 13 : 0241258472
Pages : 539 pages
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Download The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto PDF Format Full Free by Rough Guides and published by Rough Guides UK. This book was released on 2016-02-01 with total page 539 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Long established, The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto is the most thorough and reliable guide to the city and its surroundings. With stunning photography to inspire you, in-depth coverage to guide you and clear maps to steer you, this guide will ensure you make the most of your time in Venice, whether you want to visit the big name sights of the Basilica di San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale, escape the crowds in one of the city's off-beat districts, or take a day-trip to the magnificent city of Verona. Fascinating stories illuminate the city's history, while on-the-pulse features on everything from cruise ship controversies and flood barrier scandals to the travail's of the city's football team tell you more about the city today than any other guidebook. Insider reviews reveal the best places to eat, drink and sleep with something for every budget, whether you plan to stay in luxury near the Piazza, picnic along the Sant'Elena waterfront, or enjoy the buzzing bars in Dorsoduro.


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The Rough Guide to Venice & Veneto (Travel Guide eBook)

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ISBN 13 : 1789195381
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Download The Rough Guide to Venice & Veneto (Travel Guide eBook) PDF Format Full Free by Rough Guides and published by Apa Publications (UK) Limited. This book was released on 2019-04-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME ON EARTH Discover Venice & the Veneto with this comprehensive, entertaining, 'tell it like it is' Rough Guide, packed with exhaustive practical information and our experts' honest independent recommendations. Whether you plan to explore the world's first Ghetto, take a stroll around Burano or voyage out to far-flung Torcello, The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto will show you the perfect places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way. Features of The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto: Detailed regional coverage: provides in-depth practical information for every step of every kind of trip, from intrepid off-the-beaten-track adventures, to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas. Regions covered include: San Marco, Dorsoduro, San Polo and Santa Croce, Cannaregio, Central Castello, Eastern Castello, The Canal Grande, the northern islands, the southern islands, Padua and the southern Veneto, Vicenza, Verona and around, and the northern Veneto. Honest independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, and recommendations you can truly trust, our writers will help you get the most from your trip to Venice & the Veneto. Meticulous mapping: always full colour, with clear numbered, colour-coded keys. Navigate the Canal Grande, Dorsoduro and many more locations without needing to get online. Fabulous full-colour photography: features a richness of inspirational colour photography, including the distinguishing 99m-high Campanile bell tower - the tallest structure in the city - and the breathtaking town of Bassano del Grappa, its vibrant 12th century buildings reflecting back at themselves in the shimmering river below. Things not to miss: Rough Guides' rundown of Venice, the Veneto and Verona's best sights and top experiences. Itineraries: carefully planned routes will help you organise your trip, and inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences. Basics section: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting there, getting around, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more. Background information: comprehensive Contexts chapter provides fascinating insights into Venice & the Veneto, with coverage of history, Venetian painting, sculpture and architecture and books, plus a handy language section and glossary. You might also be interested in our Rough Guide to Italy, Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget and Rough Guide Audio Phrasebook and Dictionary to Italian. About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides' list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.


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Storms over the Balkans during the Second World War

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0192672797
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Storms over the Balkans during the Second World War PDF Format Full Free by Alfred J. Rieber and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2022-03-10 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a new interpretation of the history of the Balkans during the Second World War, Alfred J. Rieber explores the tangled political rivalries, cultural clashes, and armed conflicts among the great powers and the indigenous people competing for influence and domination. The study takes an original approach to the region based on the geography, social conditions, and imperial rivalries that spans several centuries, culminating in three wars during the first half of the twentieth century. Against this background, Rieber focuses on leadership - personified by Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Churchill, and Tito - as the key to explaining events. For each one the Balkans represented a strategic prize vital for the fulfilment of their ambitious war aims. For the local forces the destabilization of the war offered the opportunity to reorder societies, expel ethnic minorities, and expand national borders. Storms over the Balkans during the Second World War illustrates how the leaders of the external powers were forced to improvise their tactics and compromise their ideologies under the pressure of war and the competing claims of their allies and clients. Neither the Axis nor the Allied camps were uniform blocs, and deep divisions ran through the ranks of the resistance and those collaborating with the occupying powers. These tensions contributed to the failure of all the participants in the struggle to achieve their aims. The complexities of the wartime experiences help to explain the persistence of memories and unfulfilled aspirations that continue to haunt the region. The study is based on extensive research in new sources in seven languages.


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Dilemmas of Russian Capitalism

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Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780674015494
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Dilemmas of Russian Capitalism PDF Format Full Free by Thomas C. Owen and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fedor Chizhov built the first railroad owned entirely by Russian stockholders, created Moscow's first bank and mutual credit society, and launched the first profitable steamship line based in Archangel. In this valuable book, Thomas Owen vividly illuminates the life and world of this seminal figure in early Russian capitalism. Chizhov condemned European capitalism as detrimental to the ideal of community and the well-being of workers and peasants. In his strategy of economic nationalism, Chizhov sought to motivate merchants to undertake new forms of corporate enterprise without undermining ethnic Russian culture. He faced numerous obstacles, from the lack of domestic investment capital to the shortage of enlightened entrepreneurial talent. But he reserved his harshest criticism for the tsarist ministers, whose incompetence and prejudice against private entrepreneurship proved his greatest hindrance. Richly documented from Chizhov's detailed diary, this work offers an insightful exploration of the institutional impediments to capitalism and the rule of law that plagued the tsarist empire and continue to bedevil post-Soviet Russia.


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ISBN 13 : 9042023171
Pages : 476 pages
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Download Imagology PDF Format Full Free by Manfred Beller and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2007-01-01 with total page 476 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How do national stereotypes emerge? To which extent are they determined by historical or ideological circumstances, or else by cultural, literary or discursive conventions? This first inclusive critical compendium on national characterizations and national (cultural or ethnic) stereotypes contains 120 articles by 73 contributors. Its three parts offer [1] a number of in-depth survey articles on ethnic and national images in European literatures and cultures over many centuries; [2] an encyclopedic survey of the stereotypes and characterizations traditionally ascribed to various ethnicities and nationalities; and [3] a conspectus of relevant concepts in various cultural fields and scholarly disciplines. The volume as a whole, as well as each of the articles, has extensive bibliographies for further critical reading. Imagologyis intended both for students and for senior scholars, facilitating not only a first acquaintance with the historical development, typology and poetics of national stereotypes, but also a deepening of our understanding and analytical perspective by interdisciplinary and comparative contextualization and extensive cross-referencing.


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