By Adrian Room
By Adrian Room
By K M de Silva
A background of Sri Lanka, first released in 1981, has demonstrated itself because the regular paintings at the topic. This totally revised version, in gentle of the latest examine, brings the tale correct as much as the early years of the twenty-first century. The ebook presents entire assurance of all features of Sri Lanka’s development—from a classical Buddhist society and irrigation financial system, to its emergence as a tropical colony generating the various world’s most vital funds vegetation, resembling cinnamon, tea, rubber and coconut, and eventually as an Asian democracy. it's a research of the political vicissitudes of Sri Lanka’s old civilization and the successive levels of Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial rule. the unlucky results of changing into a centre of ethnic stress and Sri Lanka’s long-standing courting with India also are discussed.
Exhaustively researched and analytical, this e-book is a useful reference resource for college kids of old, colonial and post-colonial societies, ethnic clash and democratic transitions, in addition to for all those that easily are looking to get a believe of the wealthy and sundry texture of Sri Lanka’s lengthy history.
By Robert McC. Adams
By Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang,Michelle Yeh,Ming-ju Fan
This sourcebook includes greater than a hundred and sixty records and writings that replicate the improvement of Taiwanese literature from the early sleek interval to the twenty-first century. choices comprise seminal essays in literary debates, polemics, and different landmark occasions; interviews, diaries, and letters by way of significant authors; serious and retrospective essays through influential writers, editors, and students; transcripts of ancient speeches and meetings; literary-society manifestos and inaugural magazine prefaces; and governmental coverage pronouncements that experience considerably motivated Taiwanese literature.
These texts light up Asia's adventure with modernization, colonialism, and postcolonialism; the nature of Taiwan's chilly conflict and post--Cold battle cultural creation; gender and environmental concerns; indigenous events; and the adjustments and demanding situations of the electronic revolution. Taiwan's advanced heritage with Dutch, Spanish, and eastern colonization; strategic geopolitical place vis-à-vis China, Japan, and the us; and standing as a hub for the East-bound flow of technological and popular-culture tendencies make the country a good case research for a richer figuring out of East Asian and smooth international relations.
This reference presents complete entries on ancient occasions and personalities and focuses specially at the Basotho who've formed Lesotho's improvement instead of on colonial officers and different expatriates. maximum cognizance is given to the occasions, associations, concerns, personalities, areas and exterior relationships of the post-independence period. The bibliography introduces a plethora of more recent courses approximately Lesotho that experience supplanted the relatively sparse released literature formerly to be had. an intensive chronology of Lesotho's evolution is included.
The authors variety services and skill to go with every one author's components of specialization. deals intensive assurance of the main the most important occasions and members in Lesotho's development.
By H. A. L. Fisher
First released in 1911, this pioneering and bold paintings offers a background of the evolution of republican suggestion and perform in Europe from the autumn of the Roman Empire to the start of the 20th century.
Based a chain of lectures brought through the writer at Lowell Institute in 1910, it is a complete remedy of the topic which strikes deftly from the political considered the center a while via to the increase of Protestantism, the wave of revolution throughout Europe within the eighteenth and 19th centuries, concluding with an research of the republican reason and the permanence of the Republican proposal within the awareness of Europe.
By Ronald Angelo Johnson
By Karl Josef Westritschnig
By S. Cronin
By Frank Bösch,Martin Sabrow