Dr B R Ambedkar A Crusader Of Social Justice Vol 2

Author: Sanjay Prakash Sharma
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ISBN: 9788176111942
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These Two Volume Deal With The Socio-Economic And Political Philosophy Of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Who Had To Struggle Very Hard To Devise Ways And Means For The Upliftment Of The Weaker Sections Of Our Society I.E. Scs And Sts. Indeed He Was A Sincere And True

The Experience Of Crusading

Author: Norman Housley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521811682
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A collection of essays focusing on the theory and practice of crusading.

A Glorious Disaster

Author: Ted Byfield
Publisher: CHRISTIAN HISTORY PROJECT
ISBN: 9780968987377
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Superman Archives

Author: Various
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN: 9781401228859
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The early adventures of The Man of Steel are reprinted here in volume 8 of the high-end, collectable reprint ARCHIVE series - popular for it's top-notch reproduction of nearly impossible-to-find issues. Featuring mid-'40s adventures starring Superman, this newest volume includes the debut of popular bad guy Mr. Mxyzptlk - a foe who has appeared in numerous Superman-centric cartoons such as Justice League Unlimited as well as the live-action Smallville series! And don't miss the early appearances of other arch-enemies such as Lex Luthor abd The Toyman!

A History Of The Laws Of War Volume 2

Author: Alexander Gillespie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847318622
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This unique new work of reference traces the origins of the modern laws of warfare from the earliest times to the present day. Relying on written records from as far back as 2400 BCE, and using sources ranging from the Bible to Security Council Resolutions, the author pieces together the history of a subject which is almost as old as civilisation itself. The author shows that as long as humanity has been waging wars it has also been trying to find ways of legitimising different forms of combatants and ascribing rules to them, protecting civilians who are either inadvertently or intentionally caught up between them, and controlling the use of particular classes of weapons that may be used in times of conflict. Thus it is that this work is divided into three substantial parts: Volume 1 on the laws affecting combatants and captives; Volume 2 on civilians; and Volume 3 on the law of arms control. This second book on civilians examines four different topics. The first topic deals with the targetting of civilians in times of war. This discussion is one which has been largely governed by the developments of technologies which have allowed projectiles to be discharged over ever greater areas, and attempts to prevent their indiscriminate utilisation have struggled to keep pace. The second topic concerns the destruction of the natural environment, with particular regard to the utilisation of starvation as a method of warfare, and unlike the first topic, this one has rarely changed over thousands of years, although contemporary practices are beginning to represent a clear break from tradition. The third topic is concerned with the long-standing problems of civilians under the occupation of opposing military forces, where the practices of genocide, collective punishments and/or reprisals, and rape have occurred. The final topic in this volume is about the theft or destruction of the property of the enemy, in terms of either pillage or the intentional devastation of the cultural property of the opposition. As a work of reference this set of three books is unrivalled, and will be of immense benefit to scholars and practitioners researching and advising on the laws of warfare. It also tells a story which throws fascinating new light on the history of international law and on the history of warfare itself. 'The law impacts on modern military operations at all levels. The importance of understanding the influence of international law, and the constraints, which it places upon the conduct of armed conflict, is an essential area of study. Dr Alexander Gillespie's three volume work traces the development and scope of this law from the earliest times through the modern day. In doing so he identifies constant themes and common principles in the law, as well, unfortunately, as all too common breaches. Commanders and historians, as well as lawyers, will find this book of great value. It is written in a practical and useful style and brings to light many fascinating examples of the law at work in times of war from which contemporary lessons can be learned'. Brigadier Kevin Riordan, Director General of Defence Legal Services for the New Zealand Defence Forces. 'The span of scholarship on offer in these volumes is astonishingÂ?an extraordinary gathering of historical and legal materials many of which record the most sombre and tragic events of human history - war in all its terrible forms.' Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Palmer, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand 'At a time of real challenge, Alexander Gillespie is to be commended for his monumental and significant contribution to our understanding of the context, practice and principles that govern war and armed conflict. This vital book is an indispensable part of any library, and will be a necessary resource for governments, NGOs, international organisers, academics and lawyers involved in the issues.' Professor Philippe Sands QC, University College London 'This is a comprehensive and comprehensible account of the laws of, against and about war. It is both authoritative and accessible - Alexander Gillespie's great achievement is to provide a map for a better future, in which the inevitable horrors of armed conflict are recognised and minimised, and those who instigate them unlawfully are punished by international courts. This is a must-read for all concerned to ensure that war laws do not end up in the graveyard of good words.' Geoffrey Robertson QC, founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers, author of Crimes Against Humanity (Penguin and The New Press)

The Veil Is Torn

Author: Christian History Project
Publisher: CHRISTIAN HISTORY PROJECT
ISBN: 9780968987308
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The Crusades

Author: Alan V. Murray
Publisher:
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The Counts Of Tripoli And Lebanon In The Twelfth Century

Author: Kevin James Lewis
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317052609
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The county of Tripoli in what is now North Lebanon is arguably the most neglected of the so-called ‘crusader states’ established in the Middle East at the beginning of the twelfth century. The present work is the first monograph on the county to be published in English, and the first in any western language since 1945. What little has been written on the subject previously has focused upon the European ancestry of the counts of Tripoli: a specifically Southern French heritage inherited from the famous crusader Raymond IV of Saint-Gilles. Kevin Lewis argues that past historians have at once exaggerated the political importance of the counts’ French descent and ignored the more compelling signs of its cultural impact, highlighting poetry composed by troubadours in Occitan at Tripoli’s court. For Lewis, however, even this belies a deeper understanding of the processes that shaped the county. What emerges is an intriguing portrait of the county in which its rulers struggled to exert their power over Lebanon in the face of this region’s insurmountable geographical forces and its sometimes bewildering, always beguiling diversity of religions, languages and cultures. The counts of Tripoli and contemporary Muslim onlookers certainly viewed the dynasty as sons of Saint-Gilles, but the county’s administration relied upon Arabic, its stability upon the mixed loyalties of its local inhabitants, and its very existence upon the rugged mountains that cradled it. This book challenges prevailing knowledge of this little-known crusader state and by extension the medieval Middle East as a whole. .

The First Crusade

Author: Steven Runciman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521611480
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A narrative account of the First Crusade.