The Quest for the Lost Nation

The Quest for the Lost Nation is a model for comparative history--and should serve as an incentive for a new generation to do more of this kind of work."--Michael Geyer, University of Chicago

Author: Sebastian Conrad

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520259447

Category: History

Page: 392

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Chronicles the Germany's and Japan's struggles to reclaim a defeated national past. This book compares the ways German and Japanese scholars revised national history after World War-II in the shadows of fascism, surrender and American occupation. It shows that the focus on the nation can be understood only within a transnational context.

What Is Global History

This book is an important addition to one of history's most exciting new fields."--Sven Beckert, author of Empire of Cotton: A Global History "Sebastian Conrad ranks among the best and brightest historians of his generation.

Author: Sebastian Conrad

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691178196

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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The first comprehensive overview of the innovative new discipline of global history Until very recently, historians have looked at the past with the tools of the nineteenth century. But globalization has fundamentally altered our ways of knowing, and it is no longer possible to study nations in isolation or to understand world history as emanating from the West. This book reveals why the discipline of global history has emerged as the most dynamic and innovative field in history—one that takes the connectedness of the world as its point of departure, and that poses a fundamental challenge to the premises and methods of history as we know it. What Is Global History? provides a comprehensive overview of this exciting new approach to history. The book addresses some of the biggest questions the discipline will face in the twenty-first century: How does global history differ from other interpretations of world history? How do we write a global history that is not Eurocentric yet does not fall into the trap of creating new centrisms? How can historians compare different societies and establish compatibility across space? What are the politics of global history? This in-depth and accessible book also explores the limits of the new paradigm and even its dangers, the question of whom global history should be written for, and much more. Written by a leading expert in the field, What Is Global History? shows how, by understanding the world's past as an integrated whole, historians can remap the terrain of their discipline for our globalized present.

Lost Kingdom

An authoritative and masterful account of Russian nationalism, Lost Kingdom chronicles the story behind Russia's belligerent empire-building quest.

Author: Serhii Plokhy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465097395

Category: History

Page: 432

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From a preeminent scholar of Eastern Europe and the prizewinning author of Chernobyl, the essential history of Russian imperialism. In 2014, Russia annexed the Crimea and attempted to seize a portion of Ukraine -- only the latest iteration of a centuries-long effort to expand Russian boundaries and create a pan-Russian nation. In Lost Kingdom, award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy argues that we can only understand the confluence of Russian imperialism and nationalism today by delving into the nation's history. Spanning over 500 years, from the end of the Mongol rule to the present day, Plokhy shows how leaders from Ivan the Terrible to Joseph Stalin to Vladimir Putin exploited existing forms of identity, warfare, and territorial expansion to achieve imperial supremacy. An authoritative and masterful account of Russian nationalism, Lost Kingdom chronicles the story behind Russia's belligerent empire-building quest.

Writing Outside the Nation

As a political refugee, she can no longer return to her motherland. The quest to
claim a lost friend and to reconstruct their youth in terms of a shared national
destiny becomes simultaneously a quest for the recovery of the lost nation.
However ...

Author: Azade Seyhan

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400823994

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Some of the most innovative writers of contemporary literature are writing in diaspora in their second or third language. Here Azade Seyhan describes the domain of transnational poetics they inhabit. She begins by examining the works of selected bilingual and bicultural writers of the United States (including Oscar Hijuelos, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Eva Hoffman) and Germany (Libuse Moníková, Rafik Schami, and E. S. Özdamar, among others), developing a new framework for understanding the relationship between displacement, memory, and language. Considering themes of loss, witness, translation, identity, and exclusion, Seyhan interprets diasporic literatures as condensed archives of cultural and linguistic memory that give integrity and coherence to pasts ruptured by migration. The book next compares works by contemporary Chicana and Turkish-German women writers as innovative and sovereign literary voices within the larger national cultures of the United States and Germany. Seyhan identifies in American multiculturalism critical clues for analyzing new cultural formations in Europe and maintains that Germany's cultural transformation suggests new ways of reading the American literary mosaic. Her approach, however, extends well beyond these two literatures. She creates a critical map of a "third geography," where a transnational, multilingual literary movement is gathering momentum. Writing Outside the Nation both contributes to and departs from postcolonial studies in that it focuses specifically on transnational writers working outside of their "mother tongue" and compares American and German diasporic literatures within a sophisticated conceptual framework. It illustrates how literature's symbolic economy can reclaim lost personal and national histories, as well as connect disparate and distant cultural traditions.

Pilgrimage to the Illusory

In the case of Tibetan intellectuals , the search for the lost nation of Tibet is
synonymous with a collective quest for the sacredness once in possession of the
lost nation . This sacredness is not historically unfounded imagination but has
been ...

Author: Dan Smyer Yü

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:X74634

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German Colonialism

This book explores the wide-ranging consequences of Germany's short-lived colonial project for the nation, and European and global history.

Author: Sebastian Conrad

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107008144

Category: History

Page: 233

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This book explores the wide-ranging consequences of Germany's short-lived colonial project for the nation, and European and global history.

Milit rgeschichtliche Zeitschrift

... wirtschaftlichen Wiederaufbau und dem Kalten Krieg , trugen aber auch zur
Schaffung von Nachkriegsidentitäten bei . 153 Ibid . , ch . 4 ; Trefalt , Japanese
army stragglers ( see n . 22 ) , ch . 4 ; Conrad , The quest for the lost nation ( see
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ISBN: UCBK:C088682709

Category: Germany

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New Era

NEHRU : VIGNETTES OF A MANY SPLENDOURED LIFE MOMENT OF
DESTINY ends , and when the soul of a fortune alike she has never lost nation ,
long suppressed , finds sight of that quest or forgotten Long years ago we made a
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ISBN: MINN:31951D008431626

Category: Goa, Daman and Diu (India)

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Quest for Peace

BASOTHO , THEIR COUNTRY & RELIGIOUS TRADITION ' Peace is my sister ,
peace is the niother of nations . ... When this has been lost nation , and a people
without a past is a the approach , there has often been inadequate people
without ...

Author: Craig W. Hincks

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105215090338

Category: Christianity

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The Maiden of Many Nations

In addition , the ' tests ' administered to Don Juan by Donya Maria ' s father , in the
Binukid account , do not take place as the culmination of " the husband ' s quest
for his lost wife " as in the other accounts . Instead , they occur early in the story ...

Author: Hazel J. Wrigglesworth

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015024720974

Category: Folk literature

Page: 321

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The Apple Grower

WAGE SHARING FROM PAST LOST NATION NEWSLETTERS " The most
pleasant surprise of the season was David and Michael both being able to take
an annual salary of $ 500 . Though this amounts to less than fifty cents an hour ,
we feel ...

Author: Michael Phillips

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106016000108

Category: Gardening

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Apples are "organic's final frontier." Many orchard "experts" say that growing apples organically is flat-out impossible. Fortunately, Michael Phillips and growers like him didn't listen. Phillips has been doing the impossible at his Lost Nation Orchard. His secrets? Hard work and a willingness to learn from nature. The author began his quest with an honest question: "How did our great-grand-parents manage to grow good fruit, in the days when everyone was an organic grower, before we sprayed our trees with pesticides and fungicides?" Phillips combines the half-forgotten wisdom of a century ago with the latest scientific knowledge about pests that can plague apples and other tree fruits. Whether you are a commercial orchardist, organic farmer, backyard enthusiast, or apple lover you will enjoy this unique "old man's look through a young man's eyes."

Minutes Taken at the Several Annual Conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States of America

QUEST . 23. Where and when shall the next Conference be held ? At Greenville ,
Tenn . Time not given . U P P E R IO WA ... Central New York ; R. H. Sparks , from
North Indiana ; B. C. Ham- QUEST . E. Who are ... Lost Nation , to be supplied .

Author: Methodist Episcopal Church

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ISBN: CHI:097921661

Category: Methodist conferences

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Power Politics and the Ego

The ego tension produced by severation from the parentified nation is powerful
and may be sustained from generation to generation . Parents who long to
recover their lost nation and end the tension of severation tend to pass on this
longing ...

Author: Kenneth Jerold Comfort

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015048949393

Category: Personality and politics

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Open Ground', by H. Parkinson. W. Blythe ......................................... --- 'Lost Nation'
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