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    At the Heart of It: place stories across Darug and Gundungurra Lands
    Torpey, J ; Hurst, J (Western Sydney University Copyright © 2004-2022, 2014-03-25)
    This is a free enhanced ebook located within the context of Ann McGrath’s and Peter Read’s ARC Linkage Project (LP100100427) “Deepening Histories of Place: Exploring Indigenous Landscapes of National and International Significance”, The Australian National University and Sydney University, 2011-2013. PhD student Julia Torpey, who interviewed more than thirty Indigenous people about their histories and storytelling, produced it. Some interviews have been selected here to appear in this ebook from the larger collection of filmed oral histories in place, in The Blue Mountains, Western Sydney and Sydney. This collection of films is not representative of a particular community organisation or ‘tribe’; it is representative of individual connection to place and history. The films in this eBook are illustrative of the diversity of storytelling, history, identity and connection to landscape that are encountered with individual Indigenous people. The result is an ebook that walks and talks and performs history, bringing histories told closer to listeners, readers and viewers. Copyright of the oral histories remains with the storytellers. The storytellers have agreed for their history to be downloadable, to be enjoyed in Country or elsewhere. Please look, listen and enjoy this history but do not copy, reproduce, sell or alter in any way.
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    Aëtiana IV: Papers of the Melbourne Colloquium on Ancient Doxography
    Mansfeld, J ; Runia, D ; Mansfeld, J ; Runia, D (Brill, 2018-03-22)
    The articles collected here are based for the most part on papers read at the Colloquium “The Placita of Aëtius: Foundations for the Study of Ancient Philosophy,” held in Melbourne in December 2015. The Placita, a first century CE collection of systematically organised tenets in natural philosophy ranging from first principles to human physiology is incompletely extant in several later sources. Its laborious reconstruction and the identity of its author are discussed from various angles. The text of the treatise is further elucidated by a novel statistical exploration of what is extant and what is missing. Its relation to various currents in the history of Greek philosophy and its reliability are also examined in some detail.
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    Philo of Alexandria On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary
    Geljon, AC ; Runia, DT (Brill, 2019)
    This volume continues the series on the interpretation of Noah, focussing on his planting of a vineyard in Gen 9:20.
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    Stalin's Defectors How Red Army Soldiers Became Hitler's Collaborators, 1941-1945
    Edele, M (Oxford University Press, 2017-06-29)
    Based on a broad range of sources, this volume investigates the extent, the context, the scenarios, the reasons, the aftermath, and the historiography of frontline defection.
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    The Soviet Union: A Short History
    Edele, M (Wiley Blackwell, 2019)
    An acclaimed historian explores the dynamic history of the twentieth century Soviet Union In ten concise and compelling chapters, The Soviet Union covers the entire Soviet Union experience from the years 1904 to 1991 by putting the focus on three major themes: warfare, welfare, and empire. Throughout the book, Mark Edele-a noted expert on the topic-clearly demonstrates that the Soviet Union was more than simply “Russia.” Instead, it was a multi-ethnic empire. The author explains that there were many incarnations of Soviet society throughout its turbulent history, each one a representative of Soviet socialism. The text covers a wide range of topics: The end Romanov empire; The outbreak of World War I; The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917; The breakdown of the old empire and its re-constitution in the Civil War; The New Economic Policy; The rise of Stalin; The Soviet’s role in World War II; Post war normalization; and Gorbachev’s attempt to end the Cold War. The author also explores the challenges encountered by the successor states, their struggles with and against democracy, capitalism, authoritarianism, and war. This vital resource: •Provides a concise overview of the history of the Soviet Union •Includes information on the latest research that takes the broad view of the history of the Soviet Union and its place in world history •Treats scholarly disagreements as part of the history of the influence of the Soviet Union on the course of the twentieth century •Offers suggestion for further readings and a link to online primary sources Written for students of twentieth century Russia, the Russian Revolution, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War, and twentieth century World History, The Soviet Union: A Short History is a volume in the popular Wiley Short Histories series.
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    Contesting Australian History. Essays in Honour of Marilyn Lake
    Damousi, J ; Smart, J ; Damousi, J ; Smart, J (Monash University Publishing, 2019)
    One of Australia's leading scholars and a highly distinguished professor of history, Marilyn Lake forged a career that spanned several decades across a number of universities. Her books and other scholarly writings have significantly advanced our understandings not only of Australian social, cultural and political history but also of the interdependence of that history with those of Britain, the US and the Asia–Pacific. Lake's intellectual endeavours have encompassed many subjects over her illustrious career. She has made significant contributions to multiple fields including the impact of war and the history of Anzac, the history of feminism and women's history, gender, post-colonialism, race relations and racial identities, transnationalism and internationalism, human rights, biography, labour history, progressivist social reform, and settler colonialism. The chapters in this book span the breadth of Lake's scholarly influence on the directions historical research is taking today, and are based on papers by Australian colleagues and scholars presented at a Festschrift held at the University of Melbourne over two days in December 2016. Lake has made an outstanding contribution to the history discipline, to the Australian academy, and to the community in promoting Australian history nationally and internationally. This volume is a tribute to her work and a recognition of her enduring influence and leadership in the profession.
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    Tell it in Gath: Studies in the History and Archaeology of Israel: Essays in Honor of A.M. Maeir on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday
    Hitchcock, L ; Hitchcock, LA ; Shai, I ; Chadwick, J ; Uziel, J ; Dagan, A ; McKinny, C (Ugarit-Verlag, 2018)
    Festschrift for Prof Aren M Maeir
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    The Many Moral Rationalisms
    Schroeter, F ; Jones, K ; Jones, K ; Schroeter, F (Oxford University Press, 2018)
    Moral rationalism takes human reason and human rationality to be the key elements in an explanation of the nature of morality, moral judgment, and moral knowledge. This volume explores the resources of this rich philosophical tradition.
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    Superpower, China? Historicizing Beijing's New Narrative of Leadership and East Asia's Response Thereto
    KIM, HJ ; Horesh, N ; Mauch, P (World Scientific-Now Publishers, 2014)
    This book sets out to answer how China's rise can best be understood from both East Asian and Western perspectives. It also assesses the prospect of realignment away from the US hegemony in East Asia in light of persistent regional rivalries. Throughout the book, the authors show that for China's neighbours, as well as for its own intellectuals, historicizing the country's rise provides one way of understanding its current ascendant trajectory, on the one hand, and acute social problems, on the other. To which historical precedent should one turn? Did Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo get it right when he recently likened the contemporary Sino-Japanese relationship to that of Germany and Britain on the eve of World War I? Is Harvard Law School's Noah Feldman correct in his assertion that China and the United States are on the verge not of a Cold War but of a “Cool War,” in which a “classic struggle for power is unfolding at the same time as economic cooperation is becoming deeper? The authors examine these questions and also focus on other observations that becloud China's rise.
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    Indian Ethics: Classical Traditions and Contemporary Challenges
    Bilimoria, P ; Bilimoria, P ; Sharma, R ; Prabhu, J (Routledge, 2017-04-27)
    This is the first such systematic study of the spectrum of moral reflections from India, engaging a critical cross-cultural perspective and attending to modern secular sensibilities. Indian ethics is one of the great traditions of moral thought in world philosophy whose insights have influenced thinkers in early Greece, Europe, Asia, and the New World. This is the first such systematic study of the spectrum of moral reflections from India, engaging a critical cross-cultural perspective and attending to modern secular sensibilities. The volume explores the scope and limits of Indian ethical thinking, reflecting on the interpretation and application of its teachings and practices in the comparative and contemporary contexts. The chapters chart orthodox and heterodox debates, from early classical Hindu texts to Buddhist, Jaina, Yoga, and Gandhian ethics. The range of issues includes: life-values and virtues, karma and dharma, evil and suffering, renunciation and enlightenment- and extends to questions of human rights and justice, ecology and animal ethics, nonviolence and democracy. Ramifications for rethinking ethics in a postmodern and global era are also explored. Indian Ethics offers an invaluable resource for students of philosophy, religion, human sciences and cultural studies, and to those interested in South Asian responses to moral dilemmas in the postcolonial era.