History in Dispute: The American Revolution, 1763-1789

Author: Benjamin Frankel,Keith Krawczynski,Dennis E. Showalter,Robert J. Allison

Publisher: St James Press


Category: History

Page: 432

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This volume, focusing on the American Revolution, presents entries with a brief statement of opposing points of view, a summary of the issue, and two or more essays giving the sides of the dispute.

Musik und Revolution

Author: Barbara Boisits

Publisher: Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag

ISBN: 3990121294

Category: Music

Page: 672

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Keine Revolution kommt ohne Musik aus, und dennoch wird dieser Zusammenhang selten thematisiert. Das gilt insbesondere für das "tolle Jahr" 1848. Der Bedarf an Revolutionsmusik war groß: jede Kompagnie einer Nationalgarde oder Akademischen Legion wollte ihre eigenen Lieder und Märsche. Diese erklangen bei Aufzügen, Fackelzügen, Fahnenweihen, in den Straßen, auf den Barrikaden, in Konzerten und sogar in den Salons. Auch bekannte Lieder wie das studentische Fuchslied oder die Kaiserhymne wurden in den Dienst der Revolution gestellt. So gut wie alle Komponisten dieser Zeit (darunter auch einige Komponistinnen) beteiligten sich an der Produktion einschlägiger Werke, viele MusikerInnen an deren Ausführung, wenngleich so mancher sich in der nachrevolutionären, neoabsolutistischen Phase wieder davon distanzierte. Auch die Konzert- und Theaterprogramme reagierten musikalisch auf die politischen Ereignisse. Im Zentrum der Untersuchung steht Wien, doch wird der musikalischen Seite der Revolution auch in Graz, Klagenfurt, Triest, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Novi Sad, Budapest, Pressburg, Prag und in Lombardo-Venetien wird nachgegangen.


Author: Jack A. Goldstone

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780155003859

Category: Revolutions

Page: 336

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From the American Revolution to the conflicts in Afghanistan, revolutions have played a critical role in the course of history. Insight into the causes of revolutions and the factors that shape their outcomes is critical to understanding politics and world history--and REVOLUTIONS is a reader designed to address this need. Part One offers a combination of classic treatises and late-breaking scholarship that develops students' theoretical understanding of revolutionary movements. Part Two shows students how these theories play out in real life through rich, accessible accounts of major revolutionary episodes in modern history.

A History of the Cuban Revolution

Author: Aviva Chomsky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118942299

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 2040

A fully-revised and updated new edition of a concise and insightful socio-historical analysis of the Cuban revolution, and the course it took over five and a half decades. Now available in a fully-revised second edition, including new material to add to the book’s coverage of Cuba over the past decade under Raul Castro All of the existing chapters have been updated to reflect recent scholarship Balances social and historical insight into the revolution with economic and political analysis extending into the twenty-first century Juxtaposes U.S. and Cuban perspectives on the historical impact of the revolution, engaging and debunking the myths and preconceptions surrounding one of the most formative political events of the twentieth century Incorporates more student-friendly features such as a timeline and glossary

Sport, Revolution and the Beijing Olympics

Author: Grant Jarvie,Dong-Jhy Hwang,Mel Brennan

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847883737

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 5464

The 2008 Olympic Games will be held in Beijing but many human rights activists support a boycott. They liken the circumstances to previous governments that used the games to glorify their regimes - most notoriously the Nazis in 1936. What has led to this perception and is it fair? Sport, Revolution and the Beijing Olympics is a cultural history of sport in China and challenges many such ingrained Western assumptions. The authors unpick the relationship of sport to imperialism and revolution, and examine its significance in both China and Taiwan at governmental and everyday levels. In the process, they successfully debunk harmful myths, such as the prevalence of drugs in Chinese sport among women athletes, and present a balanced view that is a much-needed corrective to popular understanding.