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The Vanquished

Author : Robert Gerwarth
ISBN : 9780374710682
Genre : History
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A Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2016 An epic, groundbreaking account of the ethnic and state violence that followed the end of World War I—conflicts that would shape the course of the twentieth century For the Western Allies, November 11, 1918, has always been a solemn date—the end of fighting that had destroyed a generation, but also a vindication of a terrible sacrifice with the total collapse of the principal enemies: the German Empire, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire. But for much of the rest of Europe this was a day with no meaning, as a continuing, nightmarish series of conflicts engulfed country after country. In The Vanquished, a highly original and gripping work of history, Robert Gerwarth asks us to think again about the true legacy of the First World War. In large part it was not the fighting on the Western Front that proved so ruinous to Europe’s future, but the devastating aftermath, as countries on both sides of the original conflict were savaged by revolutions, pogroms, mass expulsions, and further major military clashes. In the years immediately after the armistice, millions would die across central, eastern, and southeastern Europe before the Soviet Union and a series of rickety and exhausted small new states would come into being. It was here, in the ruins of Europe, that extreme ideologies such as fascism would take shape and ultimately emerge triumphant. As absorbing in its drama as it is unsettling in its analysis, The Vanquished is destined to transform our understanding of not just the First World War but the twentieth century as a whole.
Category: History

Asura Tale Of The Vanquished

Author : Anand Neelakantan
ISBN : 9789381576052
Genre : Fiction
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The epic tale of victory and defeat... The story of the Ramayana had been told innumerable times. The enthralling story of Rama, the incarnation of God, who slew Ravana, the evil demon of darkness, is known to every Indian. And in the pages of history, as always, it is the version told by the victors, that lives on. The voice of the vanquished remains lost in silence. But what if Ravana and his people had a different story to tell? The story of the Ravanayana had never been told. Asura is the epic tale of the vanquished Asura people, a story that has been cherished by the oppressed outcastes of India for 3000 years. Until now, no Asura has dared to tell the tale. But perhaps the time has come for the dead and the defeated to speak. "For thousands of years, I have been vilified and my death is celebrated year after year in every corner of India. Why? Was it because I challenged the Gods for the sake of my daughter? Was it because I freed a race from the yoke of caste-based Deva rule? You have heard the victor's tale, the Ramayana. Now hear the Ravanayana, for I am Ravana, the Asura, and my story is the tale of the vanquished." "I am a non-entity-invisible, powerless and negligible. No epics will ever be written about me. I have suffered both Ravana and Rama - the hero and the villain or the villain and the hero. When the stories of great men are told, my voice maybe too feeble to be heard. Yet, spare me a moment and hear my story, for I am Bhadra, the Asura, and my life is the tale of the loser." The ancient Asura empire lay shattered into many warring petty kingdoms reeling under the heel of the Devas. In desperation, the Asuras look up to a young saviour-Ravana. Believing that a better world awaits them under Ravana, common men like Bhadra decide to follow the young leader. With a will of iron and a fiery ambition to succeed, Ravana leads his people from victory to victory and carves out a vast empire from the Devas. But even when Ravana succeeds spectacularly, the poor Asuras find that nothing much has changed for them. It is when that Ravana, by one action, changes the history of the world.
Category: Fiction

The Victors And The Vanquished

Author : Brian A. Catlos
ISBN : 1139453602
Genre : History
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This is a revisionary study of Muslims living under Christian rule during the Spanish 'reconquest'. It looks beyond the obvious religious distinctions and delves into the subtleties of identity in the thirteenth-century Crown of Aragon, uncovering a social dynamic in which sectarian differences comprise only one of the many factors in the causal complex of political, economic and cultural reactions. Beginning with the final stage of independent Muslim rule in the Ebro valley region, the book traces the transformation of Islamic society into mudéjar society under Christian domination. This was a case of social evolution in which Muslims, far from being passive victims of foreign colonisation, took an active part in shaping their institutions and experiences as subjects of the Infidel. Using a diverse range of methodological approaches, this book challenges widely held assumptions concerning Christian-Muslim relations in the Middle Ages, and minority-majority relations in general.
Category: History

The Vanquished

Author : César Andreu Iglesias
ISBN : 9781469650258
Genre : Fiction
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Originally published in Puerto Rico in 1956 as Los derrotados, Cesar Andreu Iglesias's novel about a fateful Nationalist assault on a U.S. military installation in Puerto Rico is now available for the first time in English. This tautly written story uncovers the personal histories of three middle-aged revolutionaries as they plan to kill a U.S. general. Andreu's cool treatment of their political objectives does not obscure his compassionate recognition of their human limitations. Andreu makes clear his view that the Nationalist answer to Puerto Rico's problems had become an anachronism and that by the 1950s the union movement was better prepared to deal with the changes that industrial capitalism was thrusting upon the Puerto Rican people and their way of life. The afterword by Arcadio Diaz-Quinones provides a rich historical and literary context for The Vanquished.
Category: Fiction

The Vanquished

Author : Brian Garfield
ISBN : 9781453237908
Genre : Fiction
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A California politician goes to Mexico to make himself king The Sonorans hire Henry Crabb to protect them from Apaches. In the lawless days that followed the Mexican-American War, bands of Indians roamed the countryside, preying on the hard-working peasants of northern Mexico. Desperate for help, a farming community offers Crabb land to establish a colony in exchange for a year’s protection from the marauders. The Sonorans do not recognize that Crabb—a Californian with frustrated political ambition—is the greatest threat of all. Although their deal was for peaceful settlement, Crabb’s thoughts turn quickly to conquest. In the tradition of American filibusters like William Walker, Crabb attempts to establish Sonora as an independent country—with him as the dictator. Based on a true story, this is a stunning narrative of conquest, adventure, and the shocking lengths to which ambition can drive men.
Category: Fiction

Chronicles Of The Vanquished

Author : Joseph Charles Sisk
ISBN : 9781465316578
Genre : Fiction
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One fairy. One prophecy. Everything to gain. Jddah, who is a fairy of the Crystal-Glass Realm, has a prophecy. In order to regain peace in the realmand the surrounding realm (the Blue-Water Realm), she had to find a crystal. Little did she know that she was about to encounter Eris, Prince of the Blue-Water Realm. According to the prophecy, she must marry the neighboring prince (Eris) before their twenty-third birthdays. During a talk with her father, Thaddeus Noland, Jddah is persistent and wants nothing to do with Eris. Nothing seems to change her fathers mind. Jddah then goes on an incredible journey to uncover the Crystal of Lighta crystal that kills witchesin hopes of destroying Theramina, who is an evil witch. Will she get the crystal before it is too late, or face the consequences that would result if she didnt get the crystal?
Category: Fiction

Song Of The Vanquished

Author : Fred W.
ISBN : 1426948697
Genre : Poetry
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The world is not perfect; in his newest poetry collection, Song of the Vanquished, author Fred W. Herman presents a series of verses that explore these imperfections. Employing end rhyme in many of the selections, the haunting themes speak to the injustices of war, hatred, death, prejudice, bigotry, and evil. The poem The Perfect Excuse tackles intolerance and hate: The Perfect Excuse If their looks are not like ours, We are compelled to hate them. And if their gods are different, We are advised to kill them. And if their hair should be more curly, Or their chests appear more burly, That will make them different. So we go out and kill them. And if their speech keeps us perturbed For hours, Or their manners are not like ours, That will make them different. So we set out to kill them. And when some writers books are different, The mobs are urged to hate them. For writers are not like us, So the mobs are urged to lynch them.
Category: Poetry

Voice Of The Vanquished

Author : Helen Heightsman Gordon
ISBN : 1560025301
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

Chronicles Of The Vanquished The Gold Of Youth

Author : Joseph Charles Sisk
ISBN : 9781469187105
Genre : Fiction
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One fairy... One pirate... A prophecy fulfilled Mascar, the pirate, has stolen the Gold of Youtha substance that controls the fairy dust in the Crystal-Glass and Blue-Water Realms. Jddah, a fairy princess, is frightened when she discovers Mascar wants to steal her fairy dust and become immortal. She then goes on the run with Ignatius, the skunk. On their long journey, they meet many creatures, including monkeys, a forgetful badger, and dragons. Will the future be bright for the Fairy Realms, or will they be vanquished?
Category: Fiction