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              The Lion's Share: A History of British Imperialism 1850 to the Present
               

              The Lion's Share: A History of British Imperialism 1850 to the Present (Hardback, 6th New edition)

              By Porter, Bernard

              • RRP: $259.00
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              • Pub Date
                15 Sep 20

              Updated to incorporate a new epilogue considering the impact of Brexit on British Imperial History, the sixth edition of The Lion's Share remains an essential introduction to British imperialism from its Victorian heyday to the present. This book presents a lively narrative of ev...ents and explores a number of broad analytical themes, challenging more conventional and popular interpretations of British imperialism. Bernard Porter sees imperialism as a symptom not of Britain's strength in the world, but of her decline, and he argues that the empire itself both aggravated and obscured deep-seated malaise in the British economy. This sixth edition includes a final epilogue that engages with what Brexit means for British Imperial History, and whether it represents an extension of or final conclusion to Britain's Imperial Career. In so doing, the book offers students a thorough grounding of British Imperialism that extends right up to the present day. Supported by maps, images and an updated chronology, The Lion's Share is the perfect resource for students of British and Imperial History from the Victorian era to the modern day.
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              ISBN 9780367426996
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Creating Verbatim Theatre from Oral Histories
               

              Creating Verbatim Theatre from Oral Histories (Paperback)

              By Summerskill, Clare

              • RRP: $70.99
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              • Pub Date
                15 Oct 20

              Offering a roadmap for practising verbatim theatre (plays created from oral histories), this book outlines theatre processes through the lens of oral history and draws upon oral history scholarship to bring best practices from that discipline to theatre practitioners. The book op...ens with an overview of oral history and verbatim theatre, considering the ways in which existing oral history debates can inform verbatim theatre processes and highlights necessary ethical considerations within each field, which are especially prevalent when working with narrators from marginalised communities. It provides a step-by-step guide to creating plays from interviews and contains practical guidance for determining the scope of a theatre project: identifying narrators and conducting interviews, developing a script from excerpts of interview transcripts, and outlining a variety of ways to create verbatim theatre productions. By bringing together this explicit discussion of oral history in relationship to theatre based on personal testimonies, the reader gains insight into each field and the close relationship between the two. Supported by international case studies that cover a wide range of working methods and productions, including The Laramie Project and Parramatta Girls, this is the perfect guide for oral historians producing dramatic representations of the material they have sourced through interviews, and for writers creating professional theatre productions, community projects or student plays.
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              ISBN 9780367181505
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Practicing Oral History
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              Challenging the New Atheism: Pragmatic Confrontations in the Philosophy of Religion
               

              Challenging the New Atheism: Pragmatic Confrontations in the Philosophy of Religion (Hardback)

              By Shepherd, Aaron Pratt

              • RRP: $271.00
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              • Pub Date
                1 Sep 20

              This book presents a pragmatic response to arguments against religion made by the New Atheism movement. The author argues that analytic and empirical philosophies of religion-the mainstream approaches in contemporary philosophy of religion-are methodologically unequipped to addre...ss the Threefold Challenge made by popular New Atheist thinkers such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, and Daniel Dennett. The book has three primary motivations. First, it provides an interpretation of the New Atheist movement that treats their claims as philosophical arguments and not just rhetorical exercises or demagoguery. Second, it assesses and responds to these claims by elaborating four distinct contemporary philosophical perspectives- analytic philosophy, empirical philosophy, continental philosophy, and pragmatism-as well as contextualizing these perspectives in the history of the philosophy of religion. Finally, the book offers a metaphilosophical critique, returning again and again to the question of method. In the end, the author settles upon a modified version of pragmatism that he concludes is best suited for articulating the terms and stakes of the God Debate. Challenging the New Atheism will be of interest to scholars and students of American philosophy and philosophy of religion.
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              ISBN 9780367353551
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Routledge Studies in American Philosophy
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              Unicorn Magic: Sweetblossom and the New Baby: Special 4
                

              Unicorn Magic: Sweetblossom and the New Baby: Special 4 (Paperback)

              By Meadows, Daisy

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              • Pub Date
                4 Mar 21

              A secret world full of magic, unicorns and friendship! The brand-new series from the bestselling Daisy Meadows, author of RAINBOW MAGIC and MAGIC ANIMAL FRIENDS, and the most-borrowed author in UK libraries.

              ISBN 9781408361450
              Released NZ 4 Mar 2021
              Publisher Hachette Children's Books
              Interest Age 5-8 years
              Series Unicorn Magic
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              Xenophon
                

              Xenophon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hobden, Fiona

              • RRP: $72.99
              • $58.39
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              • Pub Date
                10 Dec 20

              This book offers a concise introduction to Xenophon, the Athenian historian, political thinker, moral philosopher and literary innovator who was also a pupil of Socrates, a military general on campaign in Persia, and an exile in residence in the Peloponnese during the late fifth ...and fourth centuries BC. Alive during one of the most turbulent periods in Greek history, Xenophon wrote extensively about the past and present. In doing so he not only invented several new genres, but also developed pointed political analyses and probing moral critiques. It is the purpose of this book to explore Xenophon's life, writing and ideas and their reception through thematic studies that draw upon the full range of his work. Starting with Xenophon's approach to the past and to Socrates, the book demonstrates how the depiction of events and people from previous times and places are inflected with contemporary concerns about political instability and the challenges of leadership, as well as by a 'Socratic' perspective on politics and morality. The following in-depth examination of Xenophon's theories concerning political organization and the bases for a good life highlight the interconnectivity of Xenophon's ideas about how to live together and how to live well. Although Xenophon addresses conceptual issues, his writings provide a practical response to real-life problems. Finally, an evaluation of Xenophon's significance as an inspiration to later writers in their creative interrogations of human affairs brings the investigations to a close. This book thus illuminates Xenophon's importance within the vibrant intellectual culture of ancient Greece as an active participant in and evaluator of his world and his impact over time.
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              ISBN 9781474298476
              Released NZ 10 Dec 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Ancients in Action
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              Greece, the Decade of War: Occupation, Resistance and Civil War
                

              Greece, the Decade of War: Occupation, Resistance and Civil War (Paperback)

              By Brewer, David

              • RRP: $69.50
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              • Pub Date
                12 Nov 20

              In this book, acclaimed history David Brewer investigates explores 1940s Greece -- one of the most tumultuous decades in Greece's modern history. Beginning in 1941, the occupation of Greece by Germany was intensely brutal: children starved on the streets of Athens; the Jewish pop...ulation was decimated in the Holocaust; heroic acts of resistance were met with vicious reprisals. When Greece was finally freed from Nazi rule in 1944, the fractured and embittered nation became engulfed in civil war, as conflict flared between the British and American-sponsored government and communist-led rebels. In Greece, The Decade of War, Brewer expertly analyses these events and in doing so provides a compelling military and political history.
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              ISBN 9781350165434
              Released NZ 12 Nov 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Writing Visual Histories
                

              Writing Visual Histories (Hardback)

              Edited by Grant, Florence; Jordanova, Ludmilla

              • RRP: $312.99
              • $250.39
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              • Pub Date
                12 Nov 20

              What can visual artifacts tell us about the past? How can we interpret them rigorously, weaving their formal and material qualities into rich social contexts to reach wider historical conclusions? Unfolding key historiographical and methodological issues, Writing Visual Histories... equips students to answer these questions, showing visual analysis to be a key skill in historical research. A multifaceted structure makes this a practical guide for writing and reflecting on visual histories. A first section includes six case studies -- on topics ranging from medieval heraldry to Life magazine. These examples are followed by an exploration of essential concepts that inform historical thinking about visual matters, a treatment of disciplinary practices, and discussion of the practicalities (such as accessing museum collections and organising permissions) that scholars working with visual sources have to navigate. This book is an invaluable tool kit for opening up a historical understanding of visual phenomena and practices of looking, and for writing that takes an integrated approach to studies of the past.
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              ISBN 9781350023482
              Released NZ 12 Nov 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Writing History
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              Masculinities and Displacement in the Middle East: Syrian Refugees in Egypt
                

              Masculinities and Displacement in the Middle East: Syrian Refugees in Egypt (Hardback)

              By Suerbaum, Magdalena

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              • Pub Date
                12 Nov 20

              Following the outbreak of the Syrian uprising in 2011, many Syrians fled to Egypt. This ethnographic study traces Syrian men's struggles in Cairo: their experiences in the Egyptian labour market and efforts to avoid unemployment; their ambitions to prove their 'groomability' in f...ront of potential in-laws in order to get married; and their discontent with being assigned the label 'refugee'. The book reveals the strategies these men use to maintain their identity as the 'respectable Syrian middle-class man' - including engaging in processes of 'Othering' and the creation of hierarchies - and she explains why this proved so much more difficult for them after Morsi was toppled in 2013. Based on in-depth interviews, conversations and observations, Marta Suerbaum identifies Syrian men's emotional struggles as they underwent the experience of forced migration and she highlights the adaptability and ultimate elasticity of constructed masculinities. The Syrians interviewed share their memories and their understandings of sectarianism and growing up in Syria, their interactions with the Egyptian and Syrian states, and their experiences during the uprising. The book takes an intersectional approach with close attention to the 'refugee' as a classed and gendered person, and Suerbaum argues that more attention must be paid to intersectionality when examining the impact of forced migration.
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              ISBN 9781838604042
              Released NZ 12 Nov 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Gender and Islam
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              Oliver O'Donovan's Moral Theology: Tensions and Triumphs
                

              Oliver O'Donovan's Moral Theology: Tensions and Triumphs (Hardback)

              By Tranter, Samuel

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              • Pub Date
                1 Oct 20

              This book offers the first sustained, full-length treatment of the wide-ranging work of major Anglican theologian Oliver O'Donovan. Analysing key texts written across forty years, including Resurrection and Moral Order, The Desire of the Nations, and Ethics as Theology, Samuel Tr...anter focuses in particular on what he argues is an area of real tension in O'Donovan's evolving vision of moral theology: the relationship between eschatology and ethics. This tension is traced as it plays out with regard to a number of important topics in O'Donovan's writing and contemporary discussion, including natural law, divine command, and human flourishing, as well as the distinctiveness or otherwise of Christian moral reasoning. Moreover, it is located alongside the broader doctrinal features of O'Donovan's project, in connection to themes such as creation, sin, and redemption, as well as to particular questions about the relationship between the cross and the resurrection. This volume also advances the reception of O'Donovan's thought by establishing and evaluating his influence upon a range of Christian ethicists and political theologians writing today (such as Luke Bretherton, Gilbert Meilaender, Jean Porter, and Brent Waters), and by engaging with critical readings of O'Donovan (such as those by Stanley Hauerwas and Gerald McKenny). Furthermore, in conversation with these scholars among an ecumenical cast of voices, Tranter offers an assessment of how O'Donovan's proposals may be appropriated and amended as a resource for theology and ethics going forward.
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              ISBN 9780567694591
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series T&T Clark Enquiries in Theological Ethics
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              Revelation
               

              Revelation (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

              By Ferguson, Sarah; Jones, Tony

              • RRP: $37.99
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              • Pub Date
                27 Oct 20

              In this powerful, must-read expose, the formidable Walkley award-winning journalists Sarah Ferguson and Tony Jones have teamed up to expand on the ground-breaking ABC documentary Revelation to lay bare the criminal actions of priests and brothers within the Catholic Church. Follo...wing court cases, visiting perpetrators in prison and uncovering secrets the Church has hidden for years, Ferguson and Jones take us on a journey from local Australian parishes to Ireland and all the way to the Vatican to uncover why the Church's most senior power-brokers did nothing to stop the evil within. This is a book that will have repercussions for perpetrators as it lifts the veil on Australia's worst serial paedophiles. Because of the robes they wore and the positions they held, these men were trusted, welcomed into homes and schools to target our most vulnerable. How did this happen? What drove these men to commit these acts? Compelling and confronting, these two investigative journalists take us into the heart of darkness to ensure the systems of concealment are shattered and the protection stops. We owe it to all the victims to understand their pain and suffering so that abuse like this never happens again.
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              ISBN 9780733645303
              Published NZ 27 Oct 2020
              Publisher Hachette
              Interest Age 16+ years
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