Following Osiris: Perspectives On The Osirian Afterlife From Four Millennia


Osiris, god of the dead, was one of ancient Egypt's most important deities. The earliest secure evidence for belief in him dates back to the fifth dynasty (c.2494-2345BC), but he continued to be worshipped until the fifth century AD. Following Osiris is concerned with ancient Egyptian conceptions of the relationship between Osiris and the deceased, or what might be called the Osiria

Heartthrobs: A History Of Women And Desire free ebook

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Heartthrobs: A History Of Women And Desire


What can a cultural history of the heartthrob teach us about women, desire, and social change? From dreams of Prince Charming or dashing military heroes, to the lure of dark strangers and vampire lovers; from rock stars and rebels to soulmates, dependable family types or simply good companions, female fantasies about men tell us as much about the history of women as about masculine icon

India's Long Road: The Search For Prosperity free ebook

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India's Long Road: The Search For Prosperity


India's economic resurgence has been the subject of many extravagant predictions and hopes. In this powerful and wide-ranging book, distinguished economist Vijay Joshi lays out a penetrating analysis of the shaky foundations of the country's performance, and charts the course that it should follow to achieve widely-shared prosperity.

Joshi argues that for India to

Kafka Und Die Folgen free ebook

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Kafka Und Die Folgen


„Ich bin Ende oder Anfang“, hat Kafka 1918 geschrieben. Wenn es eine Frage war, so ist sie entschieden, und zwar durch die Nachwelt. Kafka war ein Ende: sofern er einer Welt angehörte, die im europäischen Totalitarismus untergegangen ist, der Welt des deutschsprachigen Prager Judentums vor 1933. Kafka ist aber auch ein Anfang: eine zentrale Figur der Moderne, von e

Voices From The Front: An Oral History Of The Great War


In the 1980s and early 1990s, Peter Hart, then a young oral historian at the Imperial War Museum in London, conducted 183 interviews with British World War I veterans. After the death of the last veteran in 2009, these interviews have become a rare and invaluable record of the Great War, as remembered by the men who experienced it. The men spoke to Hart of the familiar horrors of the wa

Making Minorities History: Population Transfer In Twentieth-century Europe


Making Minorities History examines the various attempts made by European states over the course of the first half of the twentieth century, under the umbrella of international law and in the name of international peace and reconciliation, to rid the Continent of its ethnographic misfits and problem populations. It is principally a study of the concept of 'population transfer' -

A Revolution Undone: Egypt's Road Beyond Revolt free ebook

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A Revolution Undone: Egypt's Road Beyond Revolt


Amid the turbulence of the 2011 Arab uprisings, the revolutionary uprising that played out in Cairo's Tahrir Square created high expectations before dashing the hopes of its participants. The upheaval led to a sequence of events in Egypt that scarcely anyone could have predicted, and precious few have understood: five years on, the status of Egypt's unfinished revolution remains