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Why has democracy in Colombia and Venezuela evolved in very different directions? In Precarious Democracies, Ana Maria Bejarano provides a comparative historical analysis of how the democratic regimes in these two countries have diverged, followin...

Precarious Democracies: Understanding Regime Stability and Change in Colombia and Venezuela (ND Kellogg Inst Int'l Studies)

From 1915 to 1923, the Ottoman Empire drove the Armenians from their ancestral homeland and slaughtered 1.5 million of them in the process. While there was an initial global outcry and a movement led by Woodrow Wilson to aid the "starving Armenian...

Children of Armenia

Scholarly interpretations of the collapse of communism and developments thereafter have tended to be primarily concerned with people's need to rid themselves of the communist system, of their past. The expectations, dreams, and hopes that ordinary...

Between Utopia And Disillusioment: A Narrative Of The Political Transformation In Eastern Europe (Studies in Contemporary European History)

Between 1880 and 1914, tens of thousands of men and women left France for distant religious missions, driven by the desire to spread the word of Jesus Christ, combat Satan, and convert the world's pagans to Catholicism. But they were not the only ...

An Empire Divided: Religion, Republicanism, and the Making of French Colonialism, 1880-1914

The unauthorized biography of the world's most famous, seductive, and successful perfume. With its rich golden hue, art deco?inspired bottle, and timeless, musky scent, Chanel No. 5 is the world's bestselling perfume. Reverently known among indust...

The Secret of Chanel No. 5: The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume

There are 27 million slaves living in the world today -- more than at any time in history. Three hundred thousand of them are impoverished children in Haiti, who "stay with" families as unpaid and uneducated domestic workers, subject to physical, ...

My Stone of Hope: From Haitian Slave Child to Abolitionist

In this study of the development of a colonial Caribbean territory in the late nineteenth century the diverse peoples of Trinidad - Europeans, white Creoles of French, Spanish and English descent, Africans, Creole blacks, Venezuelans, Chinese and ...

Race Relations in Colonial Trinidad 1870-1900

Take an engaging journey back in time, when battles were fought with swords, lances, maces, and an array of well-crafted devices that could be elegant and ornate, brutal and efficient, or both. This accessible, lively, and informative book explore...

A Knight and His Weapons

Fourth and final volume of the complete set of Letters by Saint Augustine, in new translation. Augustine of Hippo is one of the greatest thinkers and writers in the Western world. After becoming a Christian he was made bishop of Hippo in Africa, w...

Letters 211-270, 1*-29* (II/4) (Works of Saint Augustine)

Liberia has long been one of Africa's-and the world's-most troubling spots: the Economistmagazine voted it the "worst place to live" in 2003. In this utterly depressing account of the west African nation's history and politics, scholar and diploma...

Liberia: Portrait of a Failed State

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