A History of the Laws of War Volume 2

A History of the Laws of War  Volume 2
Author: Alexander Gillespie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2011-10-07
ISBN: 1847318622
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Laws of War Volume 2 Book Excerpt:

This unique new work of reference traces the origins of the modern laws of warfare from the earliest times to the present day. Relying on written records from as far back as 2400 BCE, and using sources ranging from the Bible to Security Council Resolutions, the author pieces together the history of a subject which is almost as old as civilisation itself. The author shows that as long as humanity has been waging wars it has also been trying to find ways of legitimising different forms of combatants and ascribing rules to them, protecting civilians who are either inadvertently or intentionally caught up between them, and controlling the use of particular classes of weapons that may be used in times of conflict. Thus it is that this work is divided into three substantial parts: Volume 1 on the laws affecting combatants and captives; Volume 2 on civilians; and Volume 3 on the law of arms control. This second book on civilians examines four different topics. The first topic deals with the targetting of civilians in times of war. This discussion is one which has been largely governed by the developments of technologies which have allowed projectiles to be discharged over ever greater areas, and attempts to prevent their indiscriminate utilisation have struggled to keep pace. The second topic concerns the destruction of the natural environment, with particular regard to the utilisation of starvation as a method of warfare, and unlike the first topic, this one has rarely changed over thousands of years, although contemporary practices are beginning to represent a clear break from tradition. The third topic is concerned with the long-standing problems of civilians under the occupation of opposing military forces, where the practices of genocide, collective punishments and/or reprisals, and rape have occurred. The final topic in this volume is about the theft or destruction of the property of the enemy, in terms of either pillage or the intentional devastation of the cultural property of the opposition. As a work of reference this set of three books is unrivalled, and will be of immense benefit to scholars and practitioners researching and advising on the laws of warfare. It also tells a story which throws fascinating new light on the history of international law and on the history of warfare itself.

Shakespeare Between the World Wars

Shakespeare Between the World Wars
Author: Robert Sawyer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2019-02-06
ISBN: 1137582189
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare Between the World Wars Book Excerpt:

Shakespeare Between the World Wars draws parallels between Shakespearean scholarship, criticism, and production from 1920 to 1940 and the chaotic years of the Interwar era. The book begins with the scene in Hamlet where the Prince confronts his mother, Gertrude. Just as the closet scene can be read as a productive period bounded by devastation and determination on both sides, Robert Sawyer shows that the years between the World Wars were equally positioned. Examining performance and offering detailed textual analyses, Sawyer considers the re-evaluation of Shakespeare in the Anglo-American sphere after the First World War. Instead of the dried, barren earth depicted by T. S. Eliot and others in the 1920s and 1930s, this book argues that the literary landscape resembled a paradoxically fertile wasteland, for just below the arid plain of the time lay the seeds for artistic renewal and rejuvenation which would finally flourish in the later twentieth century.

A History of the Laws of War Volume 3

A History of the Laws of War  Volume 3
Author: Alexander Gillespie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2011-10-07
ISBN: 184731841X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Laws of War Volume 3 Book Excerpt:

This unique work of reference traces the origins of the modern laws of warfare from the earliest times to the present day. Relying on written records from as far back as 2400 BCE, and using sources ranging from the Bible to Security Council Resolutions, the author pieces together the history of a subject which is almost as old as civilisation itself. The author shows that as long as humanity has been waging wars it has also been trying to find ways of legitimising different forms of combatants and ascribing rules to them, protecting civilians who are either inadvertently or intentionally caught up between them, and controlling the use of particular classes of weapons that may be used in times of conflict. Thus it is that this work is divided into three substantial parts: Volume 1 on the laws affecting combatants and captives; Volume 2 on civilians; and Volume 3 on the law of arms control. This third volume deals with the question of the control of weaponry, from the Bronze Age to the Nuclear Age. In doing so, it divides into two parts: namely, conventional weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction. The examination of the history of arms control of conventional weapons begins with the control of weaponry so that one side could achieve a military advantage over another. This pattern, which only began to change centuries after the advent of gunpowder, was later supplemented by ideals to control types of conventional weapons because their impacts upon opposing combatants were inhumane. By the late twentieth century, the concerns over inhumane conventional weapons were being supplemented by concerns over indiscriminate conventional weapons. The focus on indiscriminate weapons, when applied on a mass scale, is the core of the second part of the volume. Weapons of Mass Destruction are primarily weapons of the latter half of the twentieth century. Although both chemical and biological warfare have long historical lineages, it was only after the Second World War that technological developments meant that these weapons could be applied to cause large-scale damage to non-combatants. thi is unlike uclear weapons, which are a truly modern invention. Despite being the newest Weapon of Mass Destruction, they are also the weapon of which most international attention has been applied, although the frameworks by which they were contained in the last century, appear inadequate to address the needs of current times. As a work of reference this set of three books is unrivalled, and will be of immense benefit to scholars and practitioners researching and advising on the laws of warfare. It also tells a story which throws fascinating new light on the history of international law and on the history of warfare itself.

British Fiction and the Cold War

British Fiction and the Cold War
Author: A. Hammond
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2013-09-19
ISBN: 1137274859
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

British Fiction and the Cold War Book Excerpt:

This book offers a unique analysis of the wide-ranging responses of British novelists to the East-West conflict. Hammond analyses the treatment of such geopolitical currents as communism, nuclearism, clandestinity, decolonisation and US superpowerdom, and explores the literary forms which writers developed to capture the complexities of the age.

Statistics of the State of Michigan

Statistics of the State of Michigan
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1873
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Granta

The Granta
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literature, Modern
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bombay London New York

Bombay  London  New York
Author: Amitava Kumar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2013-10-18
ISBN: 1135378126
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bombay London New York Book Excerpt:

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Transnationalism in Southern African Literature

Transnationalism in Southern African Literature
Author: Stefan Helgesson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2008-08-18
ISBN: 1134042531
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transnationalism in Southern African Literature Book Excerpt:

Considering the growing interest in South African Literature at the moment, this study looks at both the Anglophone literature of South Africa and the lusophone literature of Angola and Mozambique. Stefan Helgesson suggests that the prevalence of ‘colonial’ languages such as English and Portuguese in ‘anticolonial’ or ‘postcolonial’ African Literature is primarily an effect of the print network. Helgesson aims to demystify the authority of English and Portuguese by stressing the materiality of the print medium and emphasising the strong transnational and transcontinental vectors of southern African literature after the Second World War.

CR The Centennial Review

CR  The Centennial Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CR The Centennial Review Book Excerpt:

A Literary History of Cambridge

A Literary History of Cambridge
Author: Graham Chainey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Literary History of Cambridge Book Excerpt:

A new edition of the first full account of Cambridge's rich literary associations over five centuries.

Journal for the Study of British Cultures

Journal for the Study of British Cultures
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Granta 147

Granta 147
Author: Sigrid Rausing
Publsiher: Granta
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-05-02
ISBN: 1909889237
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Granta 147 Book Excerpt:

In 1979, Bill Buford, a young American graduate, revived an old Cambridge university magazine and created a new home for good writing of all kinds - reportage, fiction, memoir, poetry - as well as photography. In the years (and decades) that followed, Granta established itself as the one of the most prestigious literary publications in the English-speaking world. In that time Granta has published 26 Nobel Prize for Literature winners, defined new literary genres and paved the way for generations of young novelists. To celebrate forty years of brilliant publishing, Granta 147 brings together our best fiction and non-fiction from the last four decades, along with a selection of letters from behind the scenes. This will be a collector's issue and is not to be missed. Featuring... Angela Carter Kazuo Ishiguro Todd McEwen Bruce Chatwin James Fenton Primo Levi Amitav Ghosh Raymond Carver Philip Roth John Gregory Dunne Ryszard Kapuscinski Joy Williams Don DeLillo John Berger Gabriel Garca Mrquez Bill Buford Lindsey Hilsum Lorrie Moore Hilary Mantel Ian Jack Edward Said Diana Athill Edmund White Ved Mehta Alexandra Fuller Binyavanga Wainaina Mary Gaitskill Lydia Davis Jeanette Winterson Herta Mller

Food Politics and Society

Food  Politics  and Society
Author: Alejandro Colas
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN: 0520965523
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Politics and Society Book Excerpt:

Food and drink has been a focal point of modern social theory since the inception of agrarian capitalism and the industrial revolution. From Adam Smith to Mary Douglas, major thinkers have used key concepts such as identity, exchange, culture, and class to explain the modern food system. Food, Politics, and Society offers a historical and sociological survey of how these various ideas and the practices that accompany them have shaped our understanding and organization of the production, processing, preparation, serving, and consumption of food and drink in modern societies. Divided into twelve chapters and drawing on a wide range of historical and empirical illustrations, this book provides a concise, informed, and accessible survey of the interaction between social theory and food and drink. It is perfect for courses in a wide range of disciplines.

Contemporary British Literature and Urban Space

Contemporary British Literature and Urban Space
Author: K. Duff
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2014-12-03
ISBN: 1137429356
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary British Literature and Urban Space Book Excerpt:

Looking at writers such as Will Self, Hani Kureishi, JG Ballard, and Iain Sinclair, Kim Duff's new book examines contemporary British literature and its depiction of the city after the time of Thatcher and mass privatization. This lively study is an important and engaging work for students and scholars alike.

American Women Writing Fiction

American Women Writing Fiction
Author: Mickey Pearlman
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-03-17
ISBN: 0813181615
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Women Writing Fiction Book Excerpt:

American literature is no longer the refuge of the solitary hero. Like the society it mirrors, it is now a far richer, many-faceted explication of a complicated and diverse society—racially, culturally, and ethnically interwoven and at the same time fractured and fractious. Ten women writing fiction in America today—Toni Cade Bambara, Joan Didion, Louise Erdrich, Gail Godwin, Mary Gordon, Alison Lurie, Joyce Carol Oates, Jayne Anne Phillips, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, and Mary Lee Settle—represent that geographic, ethnic, and racial diversity that is distinctively American. Their differing perspectives on literature and the American experience have produced Erdrich's stolid North Dakota plainswomen; Didion's sun-baked dreamers and screamers; the urban ethnics—Irish, Jewish, and black—of Gordon, Schaeffer, and Bambara; Oates's small-town, often violent, neurotics; Lurie's intellectual sophisticates; and the southern survivors and victims, male and female, of Phillips, Settle, and Godwin. The ten original essays in this collection focus on the traditional themes of identity, memory, family, and enclosure that pervade the fiction of these writers. The fictional women who emerge here, as these critics show, are often caught in the interwoven strands of memory, perceive literal and emotional space as entrapping, find identity elusive and frustrating, and experience the interweaving of silence, solitude, and family in complex patterns. Each essay in this collection is followed by bibliographies of works by and about the writer in question that will be invaluable resources for scholars and general readers alike. Here is a readable critical discussion of ten important contemporary novelists who have broadened the pages of American literature to reflect more clearly the people we are.

Making Commercial Law through Practice 1830 1970

Making Commercial Law through Practice 1830   1970
Author: Ross Cranston
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2021-05-27
ISBN: 1107198895
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Commercial Law through Practice 1830 1970 Book Excerpt:

Draws on archival research to tell the story of the nineteenth and twentieth-century development of commercial law through practice.

Bio Nanomedicine for Cancer Therapy

Bio Nanomedicine for Cancer Therapy
Author: Flavia Fontana,Hélder A. Santos
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2021-02-04
ISBN: 3030581748
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bio Nanomedicine for Cancer Therapy Book Excerpt:

The book covers the latest developments in biologically-inspired and derived nanomedicine for cancer therapy. The purpose of the book is to illustrate the significance of naturally-mimicking systems for enhancing the dose delivered to the tumor, to improve stability, and prolong the circulation time. Moreover, readers are presented with advanced materials such as adjuvants for immunostimulation in cancer vaccines. The book also provides a comprehensive overview of the current status of academic research. This is an ideal book for students, researchers, and professors working in nanotechnology, cancer, targeted drug delivery, controlled drug release, materials science, and biomaterials as well as companies developing cancer immunotherapy.

The River names of Europe

The River names of Europe
Author: Robert Ferguson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 190
Release: 1862
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The River names of Europe Book Excerpt:

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1982

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1982
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Dept. of the Interior and Related Agencies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1982 Book Excerpt:

Computer Simulation of Biomolecular Systems

Computer Simulation of Biomolecular Systems
Author: W.F. van Gunsteren,P.K. Weiner,A.J. Wilkinson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 618
Release: 1997-11-30
ISBN: 9789072199256
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Simulation of Biomolecular Systems Book Excerpt:

This book is the third volume in this highly successful series. Since the first volume in 1989 and the second in 1993, many exciting developments have occurred in the development of simulation techniques and their application to key biological problems such as protein folding, protein structure prediction and structure-based design, and in how, by combining experimental and theoretical approaches, very large biological systems can be studied at the molecular level. This series attempts to capture that progress. Volume 3 includes contributions that highlight developments in methodology which enable longer and more realistic simulations (e.g. multiple time steps and variable reduction techniques), a study of force fields for proteins and new force field development, a novel approach to the description of molecular shape and the use of molecular shape descriptors, the study of condensed phase chemical reactions, the use of electrostatic techniques in the study of protonation, equilibria and flexible docking studies, structure refinement using experimental data (X-ray, NMR, neutron, infrared) and theoretical methods (solvation models, normal mode analysis, MD simulations, MC lattice dynamics, and knowledge-based potentials). There are several chapters that show progress in the development of methodologies for the study of folding processes, binding affinities, and the prediction of ligand-protein complexes. The chapters, contributed by experienced researchers, many of whom are leaders in their field of study, are organised to cover developments in: simulation methodology the treatment of electrostatics protein structure refinement the combined experimental and theoretical approaches to the study of very large biological systems applications and methodology involved in the study of protein folding applications and methodology associated with structure-based design.