The Fate of the Romanovs


Author: Greg King,Penny Wilson

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312333812

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 1242

Abundant, newly discovered sources shatter long-held beliefs The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 revealed, among many other things, a hidden wealth of archival documents relating to the imprisonment and eventual murder of Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, and their children. Emanating from sources both within and close to the Imperial Family as well as from their captors and executioners, these often-controversial materials have enabled a new and comprehensive examination of one the pivotal events of the twentieth century and the many controversies that surround it. Based on a careful analysis of more than 500 of these previously unpublished documents, along with numerous newly discovered photos, The Fate of the Romanovs makes compelling revisions to many long-held beliefs about the Romanovs' final months and moments.

Negotiating Conquest

Gender and Power in California, 1770s to 1880s


Author: Miroslava Ch‡vez-Garc’a

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816526000

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 5205

"This study examines the ways in which Mexican and Native women challenged the patriarchal traditional culture of the Spanish, Mexican , and early American eras in California, tracing the shifting contingencies surrounding their lives from the imposition of Spanish Catholic colonial rule in the 1770s to the ascendancy of Euro-American Protestant capitalistic society in the 1880s." -from the book cover.

The White Redoubt, the Great Powers and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1960–1980


Author: Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses,Robert McNamara

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137447583

Category: History

Page: 401

View: 5421

This work examines the attempt by the governments of Portugal, Rhodesia and South Africa to defy the drive for African independence in the 1960s and 70s, and the international community’s response. From 1961 to 1974, Portugal, Rhodesia and South Africa collaborated in the attempt to preserve white minority rule in their respective territories. Hard-pressed by African nationalists, recently decolonized states, and many of the world’s Great Powers, they supported each other economically, politically and militarily, turning southern Africa into a major diplomatic concern which defied Cold War logic. This book examines how this collaboration came about and how the international community responded to it, paying close attention to the evolving situation in each country. The Portuguese Revolution of April 1974 undid this ‘white redoubt’, and the diplomatic policy subsequently adopted by apartheid South Africa – détente – led it to sacrifice Rhodesia in return for the illusion of permanent safety. A true work of transnational history, this book is based on the archival material of eight different countries, yet it serves as well as an introduction to the politics of southern Africa during the late colonial era.

From Protest to Challenge

A Documentary History of African Politics in South Africa, 1882-1990 - Challenge and Victory, 1980-1990


Author: Gail M. Gerhart,Clive L. Glaser

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253354226

Category: History

Page: 778

View: 1704

From Protest to Challenge is a multi-volume chronicle of the struggle to achieve democracy and end racial discrimination in South Africa. Beginning in 1882 during the heyday of European imperialism, these volumes document the history of race conflict, protest, and political mobilization by South Africa's black majority. Volume 6 takes up the story in 1980 and examines the crucial decade that preceded the collapse of the apartheid system. As with earlier volumes in the series, it combines narrative with a wealth of primary source materials that record the words of the men and women who shaped South Africa's complex history.

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors

The Complete Guide


Author: John Grenham

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 9780806317687

Category: Reference

Page: 526

View: 8336

Alexander II

King of Scots 1214-1249


Author: Richard Oram

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 1907909052

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 8758

By equal measure state-builder and political unifier and ruthless opportunist and bloody-handed aggressor, Alexander II has been praised or vilified by past historians but has rarely been viewed in the round. This book explores the king's successes and failures, offering a fresh assessment of his contribution to the making of Scotland as a nation. It lifts the focus from an introspective national history to look at the man and his kingdom in wider British and European history, examining his international relationships and offering the first detailed analysis of the efforts to work out a lasting diplomatic solution to Anglo-Scottish conflict over his inherited claims to the northern counties of England. More than just a political narrative, the book also seeks to illuminate aspects of the king's character and his relationships with those around him, especially his mother, his first wife Joan Plantagenet, and the great magnates, clerics and officials who served in his household and administration. The book illustrates the processes by which the mosaic of petty principalities and rival power-bases that covered the map of late 12th-century Scotland had become by the mid-13th century a unified state, hybrid in culture(s) and multilingual but acknowledging a common identity as Scots.

Avengers Vol. 5

Adapt or Die


Author: Jonathan Hickman

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 1302378791

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 136

View: 8963

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The Origins of Islamic Jurisprudence

Meccan Fiqh Before the Classical Schools


Author: Harald Motzki

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004121317

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 8779

Based on a new source, this study reconstructs for the first time the early development of Islamic jurisprudence at Mecca and challenges the current view of scholarship concerning the origins of Islamic jurisprudence.

Dokebi Bride Vol. 5


Author: Marley

Publisher: NETCOMICS


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 179

View: 1089

As the fifth installment of this gritty supernatural fantasy opens, the misunderstandings between Sunbi and her family reach a breaking point, and she takes to the streets. All alone in the big city for the first time, Sunbi finds what just might be a new home among a community of fellow runaways. But evil can assume many forms, and soon the young girl is up against an all-too-human monster who's as scary as the dokebis she knows from the spirit world-AND the terrifying ghost of his sister! A fantastic foray into a very real darkness, the latest Dokebi Bride is the most powerful chapter yet in a series unlike any other.