Emerging from an Entrenched Colonial Economy New Zealand Primary Production, Britain and the EEC, 1945-1975

History / Military

The Sinking of HMAS Sydney: How Australia’s Greatest Maritime Mystery Was Solved by David L Mearns
Andrew Walker White, „Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium“
The Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force: Search for Legitimacy by Robert D. Eldridge
Emerging from an Entrenched Colonial Economy: New Zealand Primary Production, Britain and the EEC, 1945-1975
Iago: The Strategies of Evil (Shakespeare’s Personalities) by Harold Bloom

The Sinking of HMAS Sydney: How Australia’s Greatest Maritime Mystery Was Solved by David L Mearns

English | May 21st, 2018 | ISBN: 1460756371 | 336 Pages | EPUB | 8.27 MB

The gripping account of how Australia’s greatest warship was lost and found. ‚We just found Sydney. We’ve got it. It’s absolutely crystalclear. She’s sitting upright in a small debris field. There’s no doubt aboutit.’For sixty-six years it was Australia’s greatest maritimemystery: what happened to the ‚pride of the fleet‘ HMAS Sydney – was she beatenin a fair fight with the German cruiser Kormoran, or was there treacheryinvolved?
Could the Kormoran survivors‘ account of the battle and itsaftermath be believed? Why were there no survivors from Sydney? And where wasthe wreck? One of the world’s foremost shipwreck hunters, David L. Mearns firstheard the story of the Sydney in 1996. It left an indelible impression on him. Hunting the Sydney ten years later tested all his skills as a detective, engineer,marine scientist and navigator. But find it he did, and with that momentous discovery came answers to the mystery; closure to relatives still grieving the 645 men dead; accountability to the RAN, which had all but given up hopeof ever finding its most iconic ship; and a sad but gripping explanation of the staggering naval disaster, allowing Australians to finallymake sense of the conflicting, conspiratorial and painful event.

Andrew Walker White, „Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium“

2015 | ISBN-10: 1107073855, 1107423368 | 288 pages | PDF | 5 MB

In this groundbreaking, interdisciplinary study, Andrew Walker White explores the origins of Byzantine ritual – the rites of the early Greek Orthodox Church – and its unique relationship with traditional theatre. Tracing the secularization of pagan theatre, the rise of rhetoric as an alternative to acting, as well as the transmission of ancient methods of musical composition into the Byzantine era, White demonstrates how Christian ritual was in effect a post-theatrical performing art, created by intellectuals who were fully aware of traditional theatre but who endeavoured to avoid it. The book explores how Orthodox rites avoid the aesthetic appreciation associated with secular art, and conducts an in-depth study (and reconstruction) of the late Byzantine Service of the Furnace. Often treated as a liturgical drama, White translates and delineates the features of five extant versions, to show how and why it generated widely diverse audience reactions in both medieval times and our own.

The Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force: Search for Legitimacy by Robert D. Eldridge

English | 29 Jan. 2017 | ISBN: 1137565314 | 440 Pages | PDF | 5.74 MB

Based on extensive Japanese-language materials, this book is the first to examine the development of Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force. It addresses: how the GSDF was able to emerge as the post-war successor of the Imperial Japanese Army despite Japan’s anti-militarist constitution; how the GSDF, despite the public skepticism and even hostility that greeted its creation, built domestic and international legitimacy; and how the GSDF has responded to changes in international and domestic environments. This path-breaking study of the world’s third-largest-economic power’s ground army is timely for two reasons. First, the resurgence of tensions in Northeast Asia over territorial disputes, and the emphasis recent Japanese governments have placed on using the GSDF for defending Japan’s outlying islands is driving media coverage and specialist interest in the GSDF. Second, the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami has focused global attention on the GSDF as Japan’s lead disaster relief organization. This highly informative and thoroughly researched book provides insight for policy makers and academics interested in Japanese foreign and defense policies.

Emerging from an Entrenched Colonial Economy: New Zealand Primary Production, Britain and the EEC, 1945-1975

English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319530151 | 339 Pages | PDF | 11.3 MB

This book is a study of New Zealand shaking off its quasi-colonial dependence on Britain. Has New Zealand moved beyond its colonial heritage? Is it now time to remove the Union Jack from the national flag and change to a Republic? Hall analyses the three decades after World War II when changes in Britain, mainly as a consequence of that war, forced New Zealand to seek new markets for its exports, which were predominantly primary produce; notably meat, wool and dairy products. A key symbol of these changes was Britain becoming a member of the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1973 – how did this engagement with Europe impact on trade with a Commonwealth country? Significantly, rather than politicians and diplomats, voices of New Zealand’s primary producers (the ‚backbone of the economy‘) are used to describe the country’s decolonisation in trade.
The volume traces how relationships between Britain and one of its main dominions evolved from their quasi-colonial relationship and how the dominion coped with breaking away from over-dependence on Britain not just in economic terms but also in sentimental terms. Hall provides an interesting overview of the final stages of decolonisation.

Iago: The Strategies of Evil (Shakespeare’s Personalities) by Harold Bloom

English | May 22nd, 2018 | ASIN: B079X4X3MN, ISBN: 1501164228 | 160 Pages | EPUB | 2.23 MB

From one of the greatest Shakespeare scholars of our time, Harold Bloom presents Othello’s Iago, perhaps the Bard’s most compelling villain—the fourth in a series of five short books about the great playwright’s most significant personalities.
In all of literature, few antagonists have displayed the ruthless cunning and unscrupulous deceit of Iago, the antagonist to Othello. Often described as Machiavellian, Iago is a fascinating psychological specimen: at once a shrewd expert of the human mind and yet, himself a deeply troubled man.
One of Shakespeare’s most provocative and culturally relevant plays, Othello is widely studied for its complex and enduring themes of race and racism, love, trust, betrayal, and repentance. It remains widely performed across professional and community theatre alike and has been the source for many film and literary adaptations. Now award-winning writer and beloved professor Harold Bloom investigates Iago’s motives and unthinkable actions with razor-sharp insight, agility, and compassion. Why and how does Iago uses fake news to destroy Othello and several other characters in his path? What can Othello tell us about racism?
Bloom is mesmerizing in the classroom, treating Shakespeare’s characters like people he has known all his life. He delivers that kind of exhilarating intimacy and clarity in these pages, writing about his shifting understanding—over the course of his own lifetime—of this endlessly compelling figure, so that Iago also becomes an extraordinarily moving argument for literature as a path to and a measure of our humanity. This is a provocative study for our time.

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