The Origins of the Slavic Nations Serhii Plokhy 2006-09-07 This book documents developments in the countries of eastern Europe, including the rise of authoritarian tendencies in Russia and Belarus, as well as the victory of the democratic 'Orange Revolution' in Ukraine, and poses important questions about the origins of the East Slavic nations and the essential similarities or differences between their cultures. It traces the origins of the modern Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian nations by focusing on pre-modern forms of group identity among the Eastern Slavs. It also challenges attempts to 'nationalize' the Rus' past on behalf of existing national projects, laying the groundwork for understanding of the pre-modern history of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. The book covers the period from the Christianization of Kyivan Rus' in the tenth century to the reign of Peter I and his eighteenth-century successors, by which time the idea of nationalism had begun to influence the thinking of East Slavic elites.
Holodomor and Gorta Mór Christian Noack 2014-10-01 Ireland’s Great Famine or ‘an Gorta Mór’ (1845–51) and Ukraine’s ‘Holodomor’ (1932–33) occupy central places in the national historiographies of their respective countries. Acknowledging that questions of collective memory have become a central issue in cultural studies, this volume inquires into the role of historical experiences of hunger and deprivation within the emerging national identities and national historical narratives of Ireland and Ukraine. In the Irish case, a solid body of research has been compiled over the last 150 years, while Ukraine’s Holodomor, by contrast, was something of an open secret that historians could only seriously research after the demise of communist rule. This volume is the first attempt to draw these approaches together and to allow for a comparative study of how the historical experiences of famine were translated into narratives that supported political claims for independent national statehood in Ireland and Ukraine. Juxtaposing studies on the Irish and Ukrainian cases written by eminent historians, political scientists, and literary and film scholars, the essays in this interdisciplinary volume analyse how national historical narratives were constructed and disseminated – whether or not they changed with circumstances, or were challenged by competing visions, both academic and non-academic. In doing so, the essays discuss themes such as representation, commemoration and mediation, and the influence of these processes on the shaping of cultural memory.
The Quest for Democratization Adebayo Ninalowo 1996
Agent-Based Modelling of Socio-Technical Systems Koen H. van Dam 2012-10-08 Decision makers in large scale interconnected network systems require simulation models for decision support. The behaviour of these systems is determined by many actors, situated in a dynamic, multi-actor, multi-objective and multi-level environment. How can such systems be modelled and how can the socio-technical complexity be captured? Agent-based modelling is a proven approach to handle this challenge. This book provides a practical introduction to agent-based modelling of socio-technical systems, based on a methodology that has been developed at TU Delft and which has been deployed in a large number of case studies. The book consists of two parts: the first presents the background, theory and methodology as well as practical guidelines and procedures for building models. In the second part this theory is applied to a number of case studies, where for each model the development steps are presented extensively, preparing the reader for creating own models.
That Noble Quest David M. Althoen 2000
Scars in the Memory Roberto Fernández Retamar 2006 Chiefly short stories that call attention to how Cuba has been defending itself from terrorism since 1959.
Fox on the Rhine Douglas Niles 2002-06-17 A cadre of SS generals seizes Nazi Germany from Hitler and places Himmler in power, as he immeditely concentrates all his forces against the West, laying the ground work for a vastly different Battle of the Bulge with even higher stakes for the Allies. Reprint.
Fox at the Front Douglas Niles 2004-06-14 In the tradition of the bestselling novels Fatherland and SS-GB, Fox on the Rhine was the heart-stopping novel of military suspense that showed what might have happened behind the scenes and on the battlefield had a single incident of WWII been different. Now, that alternate war continues in Fox at the Front. July 20, 1944. A group of disillusioned officers of Hitler's high command plant a bomb that successfully kills the Führer. For a moment, there is an opportunity for surrender, peace, and survival for all of Germany ... but Himmler has other plans. An armistice is signed with Stalin's Soviet Union. New battle lines result in a very different Battle of the Bulge, where the legendary Desert Fox, Erwin Rommel, meets Blood 'n' Guts George Patton. These two masters of modern cavalry tactics must join forces and push to the East, where the hungry bear of Stalin's army is readying a land grab of all of Eastern Europe, claiming war spoils they ill deserve. From battlefields to board rooms, Niles and Dobson spin an action-filled military thriller, so rich in detail you believe that it could have occurred. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Superman John Francis Moore 1999 Examines the sinister ramifications of Superman's escape pod landing on the war-torn planet of Apokolips instead of in the Midwestern cornfields of Earth. In this warped tale, Superman is raised by the tyrannical Darkseid and becomes a savage force of destruction. Devoid of conscience or virtue, the Man of Steel uses his powers to destroy his adopted father's adversaries, the heroes of New Genesis. But when the war against his sworn enemies is over, Superman turns his destructive attention towards Earth and a group of men and women who could have been his friends in another life.
Marching into Darkness Waitman Wade Beorn 2014-01-06 On October 10, 1941, the Jewish population of the Belarusian village of Krucha was rounded up and shot. This atrocity was not the routine work of the SS but was committed by a regular German army unit acting on its own initiative. Marching into Darkness is a bone-chilling exposé of the ordinary footsoldiers who participated in the Final Solution on a daily basis. Although scholars have exploded the myth that the Wehrmacht played no significant part in the Holocaust, a concrete picture of its involvement has been lacking. Marching into Darkness reveals in detail how the army willingly fulfilled its role as an agent of murder on a massive scale. Waitman Wade Beorn unearths forced labor, sexual violence, and grave robbing, though a few soldiers refused to participate and even helped Jews. Improvised extermination progressively became methodical, with some army units going so far as to organize "Jew hunts." The Wehrmacht also used the pretense of Jewish anti-partisan warfare as a subterfuge by reporting murdered Jews as partisans. Through military and legal records, survivor testimonies, and eyewitness interviews, Beorn paints a searing portrait of an army's descent into ever more intimate participation in genocide.
Religion, State, Society, and Identity in Transition Ukraine Rob Van Laarse 2015-11-01 State-society-identity relations could be defined as interaction(s) between state institutions, societal groups and individuals living within the borders of a (political) community/ state. These relations are never static, but vibrant, being in constant transition under the influence of cultural, religious and other developmental processes happening in individual and in society. Within the democratic structures the relation between state, society and individual is more open-minded placing the protection of citizens, preservation of citizens' rights, freedoms, and responsibilities as a departing point of dialogue taking in the perspective of the citizens' cultural, religious, and ethnic affiliations and backgrounds. Within totalitarian structures this relation is hindered and is not fully developed. The present publication addresses the transition in religion-state-societyidentity relations in Ukraine within the three-dimensional approach focusing on transdisciplinary perspectives on (1) political protests, (2) civil movements and/ or (3) revolution of dignity. Can the current events in Ukraine be defined mainly as political protests, i.e. a transition in state structure? Or more as civil movements, i.e. transition in society? Or is it a revolution of dignity, i.e. a transition in/of religion? An international group of researchers and experts from universities in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States of America have offered their perspective on the events in Ukraine in attempting to equip the reader with a glimpse of understanding of what happens in Ukraine and what consequences could be expected. Fair recognition of the events happening in Ukraine at the present time is already a first step towards reconciliation in the future.
The Nations Called Pieter Bos 2002-01-01 A trilogy exploring God's destiny for the nations and cities of the earth. It provides a theological basis for the practical advances already being made by those involved in international intercession, reconciliation, city-reaching and the transformation of society. The concepts developed are biblically based, even if they appear strikingly new.
A Laboratory of Transnational History Heorhi? Volodymyrovych Kas?i?anov 2009-01-01 A first attempt to present an approach to Ukrainian history which goes beyond the standard 'national narrative' schemes, predominant in the majority of post-Soviet countries after 1991, in the years of implementing 'nation-building projects'. An unrivalled collection of essays by the finest scholars in the field from Ukraine, Russia, USA, Germany, Austria and Canada, superbly written to a high academic standard. The various chapters are methodologically innovative and thought-provoking. The biggest Eastern European country has ancient roots but also the birth pangs of a new autonomous state. Its historiography is characterized by animated debates, in which this book takes a definite stance. The history of Ukraine is not written here as a linear, teleological narrative of ethnic Ukrainians but as a multicultural, multidimensional history of a diversity of cultures, religious denominations, languages, ethical norms, and historical experience. It is not presented as causal explanation of 'what has to have happened' but rather as conjunctures and contingencies, disruptions, and episodes of 'lack of history.'
Socialism, Democracy and Human Rights L. I. Brezhnev 2013-10-22 Socialism, Democracy and Human Rights discusses the environment of Soviet socialist democracy. The viewpoint of human rights and the exercise of rights are evaluated in the perspective of Soviet Union. The book aims to guide the Soviet people in the practice of their rights, freedom, and duties as citizens. The text begins with some historical recollection. The spread of Leninism, the establishment of communist party, and members of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) are explained. The process on how a country became a member of the USSR is given in detail. The Bolshevik party is a group being led by Vladimir Lenin. The ideals and goals of Vladimir Lenin, being the leader of the USSR, are evaluated. The philosophy of Marxism is also a focus of the book. The book is a good source of historical data on the organization and administration of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. It is intended for any reader interested in the history of the USSR.
Journey Into Darkness Anthony Faramus 1990
A Scrap of Time and Other Stories Ida Fink 1995 Named a New York Times Notable Book Winner of the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize Winner of the Anne Frank Prize These shattering stories describe the lives of ordinary people as they are compelled to do the unimaginable: a couple who must decide what to do with their five-year-old daughter as the Gestapo come to march them out of town; a wife whose safety depends on her acquiescence in her husband's love affair; a girl who must pay a grim price for an Aryan identity card.
Planning Your Research Paper Francis Bruce Sanford 1958
Church, Nation and State in Russia and Ukraine Geoffrey A. Hosking 1991-09-23 The opportunities opened up by the Gorbachev reforms have shown that religion is one of the most significant dynamic forces in Soviet society. Yet few scholars have attempted to relate the study of churches and religious movements in recent centuries to the politics and culture of the Soviet Union. To remedy this deficiency, leading western experts on Christianity in the Eastern Slav lands gathered at a conference in London on the occasion of the millennium of the baptism of Rus'. Their papers present unexpected and fascinating insights into an under-rated but crucial aspect of the life of the Soviet peoples.
Hitler's Bandit Hunters Philip W. Blood 2011-03 In August 1942, Hitler directed all German state institutions to assist Heinrich Himmler, the chief of the SS and the German police, in eradicating armed resistance in the newly occupied territories of Eastern Europe and Russia. The directive for "combating banditry" (Bandenbekämpfung), became the third component of the Nazi regime's three-part strategy for German national security, with genocide (Endlösung der Judenfrage, or "the Final Solution of the Jewish Question") and slave labor (Erfassung, or "Registration of Persons to Hard Labor") being the better-known others. An original and thought-provoking work grounded in extensive research in German archives, Hitler's Bandit Hunters focuses on this counterinsurgency campaign, the anvil of Hitler's crusade for empire. Bandenbekämpfung portrayed insurgents as political and racial bandits, criminalized to a greater degree than enemies of the state; moreover, violence against them was not constrained by the prevailing laws of warfare. Philip Blood explains how German forces embraced the Bandenbekämpfung doctrine, demonstrating the equal culpability of both the SS police forces and the "heroic" Waffen-SS combat arm and shattering the contrived postwar distinctions between them. He challenges the traditional view of Himmler as an armchair general and bureaucrat, exposing him as the driving force behind one of the most successful security campaigns in history, and delves into the contentious issue of the complicity of ordinary German police, soldiers, and citizens, as well as the citizens of occupied territories, in these state-sponsored manhunts. This book provokes new debates on the Nazi terrorization of Europe, the blind acquiescence of many, and the courageous resistance of the few.
Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes Tom Ginsburg 2013-12-31 This volume explores the form and function of constitutions in countries without the fully articulated institutions of limited government.