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Biblical Prophets in the Qur'an and Muslim Literature by Roberto Tottoli

Biblical Prophets in the Qur'an and Muslim Literature by Roberto Tottoli

By Roberto Tottoli

Half 1 is a entire research of the Qur'anic info approximately every one prophet, with an entire portrait of each determine and working additionally with all of the significant scholarly literature at the topic and with the Qur'anic proposal of prophetology. half 2 is a heritage and examine of the overall Muslim literature facing the prophets.

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Mitteleuropa and German Politics: 1848 to the Present by J. Brechtefeld

Mitteleuropa and German Politics: 1848 to the Present by J. Brechtefeld

By J. Brechtefeld

The revival of the zone of east-central Europe often called 'Mitteleuropa' started in Hungary and Czechoslovakia. For Germany, 'Mitteleuropa' grew to become a renewed geopolitical notion. considering the fact that 1990 Mitteleuropa has more and more develop into a area of German fiscal engagement. despite the fact that, German elites failed notwithstanding to improve a coherent political method of that zone whereas at the same time engaging in an eclectic Mitteleuropa coverage open air a broader framework of overseas coverage. This ebook strains Germany's Mitteleuropa politics and places them into an historic context and right into a framework for destiny overseas coverage.

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Rethinking Development Geographies by Marcus Power

Rethinking Development Geographies by Marcus Power

By Marcus Power

Improvement as an idea is notoriously vague, imprecise and presumptuous. Struggles over the which means of this fiercely contested time period have had profound implications at the destinies of individuals and locations around the globe. Rethinking improvement Geographies bargains a stimulating and significant creation to the learn of geography and improvement. In doing so, it units out to discover the spatiality of improvement pondering and practices. The publication highlights the geopolitical nature of improvement and its origins in Empire and the chilly warfare. It additionally displays significantly at the ancient engagement of geographers with 'the Tropics', the 'Third international' and the 'South'. The dominant fiscal and political philosophies that form the guidelines and views of significant associations are mentioned. The interconnections among globalization and improvement are highlighted via an exam of neighborhood, nationwide and transnational resistance to numerous kinds of development.The textual content presents an available advent to the complicated and complicated international of up to date international improvement. Informative diagrams, cartoons and case reports are used all through. whereas exploring worldwide geographies of monetary and political switch Rethinking improvement Geographies can also be grounded in a priority with humans and areas, the 'view from below', the perspectives of girls and the view from the 'South'.

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Dictionary of Language Games, Puzzles, and Amusements by Harry E. Eiss

Dictionary of Language Games, Puzzles, and Amusements by Harry E. Eiss

By Harry E. Eiss

All through recorded background, mankind has grew to become to language play as a resource of leisure and highbrow stimulation. This particular new reference presents accomplished listings and explainations, including samples and old info, about the hundreds of thousands of letter and note video games, puzzles, and linguistic entertainments that enhance our cultural existence.

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Urban Regeneration in the UK by Andrew Tallon

Urban Regeneration in the UK by Andrew Tallon

By Andrew Tallon

Exploring the streets of London, Manchester, Belfast, Edinburgh or Cardiff, one can't aid yet become aware of the extraordinary alterations happening within the city landscapes. This widespread regeneration of city components within the united kingdom and all over the world has turn into an more and more very important factor among governments and populations. The becoming crisis has been end result of the the affects of the decline of towns because the cave in of producing industries and the heightening of worldwide pageant. a variety of leading edge ways to take on city difficulties were taken over many many years to aim to regenerate the fortunes of cities and towns around the united kingdom. this article offers an available, but severe, synthesis of city regeneration within the united kingdom incorporating key regulations, techniques, matters and debates. The significant aim of the ebook is to put the old and modern regeneration time table into context. Section one units up the conceptual and coverage framework for city regeneration within the united kingdom. SectiontTwo lines guidelines which were followed by means of critical executive to steer the social, financial and actual improvement of towns, together with early municipal interventions within the overdue 19th century, community-focused city rules of the overdue Sixties, entrepreneurial property-led regeneration of the Eighties and pageant for city cash within the Nineties. The penultimate part illustrates the major thematic guidelines and methods which have been pursued by way of towns themselves, focusing fairly on bettering fiscal competitiveness and tackling social drawback. those techniques are contextualized via discussions masking, for instance, city competitiveness regulations and the focal point on sustainable city regeneration. the ultimate part summarizes key concerns and debates dealing with city regeneration, and speculates upon destiny instructions. city Regeneration within the united kingdom blends the techniques taken by way of imperative govt programmes and towns themselves within the regeneration procedure. the most recent rules and examples from throughout disciplines and around the UK’s city parts are illustrated. This publication offers a entire and updated synthesis that might fill an important hole within the present literature on regeneration and should be a device for college students in addition to a seminal learn for practitioners and researchers. 

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Terror and territory: the spatial extent of sovereignty by Stuart Elden

Terror and territory: the spatial extent of sovereignty by Stuart Elden

By Stuart Elden

Latest international politics calls for a brand new examine the idea that of territory. From so-called deterritorialized terrorist agencies similar to al-Qaeda to U.S.-led overthrows of current regimes within the center East, the connection among territory and sovereignty is below siege. Unfolding an up-to-date realizing of the idea that of territory, Stuart Elden exhibits how the modern "war on terror" is a part of a common problem to the relationship among the nation and its territory.Although the significance of territory has been disputed below globalization, territorial family members haven't come to an abrupt finish. really, Elden argues, the territory/sovereignty relation is being reconfigured. conventional geopolitical research is remodeled right into a severe gadget for interrogating hegemonic geopolitics after the chilly warfare, and is hired within the carrier of reconsidering discourses of possibility that come with "failed states," disconnection, and terrorist networks.Looking anew on the "war on terror"; the advance and alertness of U.S. coverage; the development and demonization of rogue states; occasions in Lebanon, Somalia, and Pakistan; and the wars carrying on with in Afghanistan and Iraq, Terror and Territory demonstrates how a serious geographical research, educated via political thought and heritage, can provide an urgently wanted point of view on global occasions.

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Linguistic Perspectives on Language and Education by Anita K Barry

Linguistic Perspectives on Language and Education by Anita K Barry

By Anita K Barry

Language matters are intrinsically a part of each school room environment. for that reason, there's a have to current the linguistic point of view to all academics and teachers-in-training. this attitude assumes advanced method is realized by means of youngsters at an early age with little wakeful guide. It acknowledges that languages switch over the years and that edition, in response to area, ethnic identification, gender, social type, and social context, is inherent to language. Focusing extra at the sensible than the theoretical, Barry goals to have interaction lecturers and schooling scholars in dialogue of the relevance of linguistics to educating and to inspire them to carry their very own services to the discussion.Based at the examine of students in linguistics and similar disciplines, Barry's quantity is helping lecturers synthesize many of the foundations of vintage linguistic learn with vital, present findings. She begins by way of acquainting the reader with basics of linguistics, then she strikes directly to discussions of educating grammar and the background of English orthography. a complete bankruptcy is dedicated to the method of kid language acquisition and one other to the stumbling blocks that a few humans face whilst trying to examine a language. The paintings concludes with items on language guidelines and language literacy. staff workouts and urged tasks are integrated to facilitate the alternate among linguistics and schooling. The ebook is a needs to for these attracted to the basic position of language in schooling.

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Ruling Shaikhs and Her Majesty's Government: 1960-1969 by Miriam Joyce

Ruling Shaikhs and Her Majesty's Government: 1960-1969 by Miriam Joyce

By Miriam Joyce

This quantity discusses the evolution of the British-protected Gulf states in the course of the Nineteen Sixties and explains how those small Shaikhdoms moved in the direction of independence. in accordance with vast study utilizing British records from the general public documents workplace and chosen American records from the nationwide documents, this booklet investigates the connection among British officers and Arab Gulf Shaikhs. firstly of what used to be to be their ultimate years as guardians of the Gulf, British officers pressed for political development, co-operation one of the Shaikhdoms and enhancements in schooling and well-being care. while, overseas place of work officers persisted to shield particular British financial pursuits and the political pursuits of the Western Alliance.

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Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, by Alfred W. Crosby

Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, by Alfred W. Crosby

By Alfred W. Crosby

Humans of ecu descent shape the majority of the inhabitants in lots of the temperate zones of the world--North the US, Australia and New Zealand. the army successes of ecu imperialism are effortless to give an explanation for simply because in lots of situations they have been completed by utilizing firearms opposed to spears. Alfred Crosby, even if, explains that the Europeans' displacement and alternative of the local peoples within the temperate zones was once extra an issue of biology than of army conquest. Now in a brand new version with a brand new preface, Crosby revisits his vintage paintings and back evaluates the ecological purposes for eu enlargement. Alfred W. Crosby is the writer of the commonly renowned and ground-breaking books,The degree of fact (Cambridge, 1996), and America's Forgotten Pandemic (Cambridge, 1990). His books have acquired the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize, the scientific Writers organization Prize and been named by way of the l. a. occasions as probably the greatest books of the yr. He taught on the college of Texas, Austin for over twenty years. First variation Hb (1986): 0-521-32009-7 First variation Pb (1987): 0-521-33613-9

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