Описание: The second of a three-volume series, this book contains Eva Jospe’s Moses Mendelssohn: Selections from His Writings, together with an article dealing with Mendelssohn’s enduring significance. As Raphael Jospe observes in his introduction to the volume, despite the welcome growth in recent years in the availability of English translations of Mendelssohn’s works, Eva Jospe’s Selections (including some of Mendelssohn’s private letters) remain valuable for their clarity, for the logic of their organization, and for the important insight they provide into Mendelssohn’s personality and convictions.Volume One of this series contains Eva Jospe’s study of the Concept of Encounter in the Philosophy of Martin Buber , and Volume Three her Reason and Hope: Selections from the Jewish Writings of Hermann Cohen. Together, these volumes offer a multidimensional view of Jospe’s work and thoughts.
Описание: From the legendary antagonism between Athens and Sparta during the Peloponnesian War to the Napoleonic Wars and the two World Wars of the twentieth century, the past is littered with long-term strategic rivalries. History tells us that such enduring rivalries can end in one of three ways: a series of exhausting conflicts in which one side eventually prevails, as in the case of the Punic Wars between ancient Rome and Carthage, a peaceful and hopefully orderly transition, like the rivalry between Great Britain and the United States at the turn of the twentieth century, or a one-sided collapse, such as the conclusion of the Cold War with the fall of the Soviet Union. However, in spite of a wealth of historical examples, the future of state rivalries remains a matter of conjecture. Great Strategic Rivalries explores the causes and implications of past strategic rivalries, revealing lessons for the current geopolitical landscape. Each chapter offers an accessible narrative of a historically significant rivalry, comprehensively covering the political, diplomatic, economic, and military dimensions of its history. Featuring original essays by world-class historians--including Barry Strauss, Geoffrey Parker, Williamson Murray, and Geoffrey Wawro--this collection provides an in-depth look at how interstate relations develop into often violent rivalries and how these are ultimately resolved. Much more than an engaging history, Great Strategic Rivalries contains valuable insight into current conflicts around the globe for policymakers and policy watchers alike.
Описание: This book explores the contributions of Italian Americans employed by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. Italian Americans fluent in Italian language and customs became integral parts of intelligence operations working behind enemy lines. These units obtained priceless military information that significantly helped defeat the Axis. They parachuted into frozen mountains tops to link up with Italian guerilla units in northern Italy or hovered in small patrol torpedo boats and row boats across the Mediterranean Sea in pitch black darkness to destroy railroad junctions.
Автор: Robert J. Morley Название: Origin and Evolution of Tropical Rain Forests ISBN: 0471983268 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780471983262 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 30854 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book provides the first comprehensive review of the history of tropical rainforests on a long-term geological time scale, beginning with the origin of the angiosperms over 100 million years ago, which today overwhelmingly dominate these forests. Rainforests are reviewed on a continent-by-continent basis, culminating with a global synthesis of their history in relation to the changing positions of the world's tectonic plates and changing climates. The book establishes the age of the great tropical rainforest blocks and compares 20Th-century rainforest destruction with prehistoric forest clearance in temperate regions.
Автор: Heuser Название: The Evolution of Strategy ISBN: 052115524X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521155243 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2809 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Is there a 'Western way of war' which pursues battles of annihilation and single-minded military victory? Is warfare on a path to ever greater destructive force? This magisterial account answers these questions by tracing the history of Western thinking about strategy - the employment of military force as a political instrument - from antiquity to the present day. Assessing sources from Vegetius to contemporary America, and with a particular focus on strategy since the Napoleonic Wars, Beatrice Heuser explores the evolution of strategic thought, the social institutions, norms and patterns of behaviour within which it operates, the policies that guide it and the cultures that influence it. Ranging across technology and warfare, total warfare and small wars as well as land, sea, air and nuclear warfare, she demonstrates that warfare and strategic thinking have fluctuated wildly in their aims, intensity, limitations and excesses over the past two millennia.
Автор: Robbins, Lionel Название: Evolution of modern economic theory ISBN: 0202309193 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780202309194 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 4613 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Beginning with a critique of Schumpeter`s magisterial History of Economic Analysis, this work includes papers that range from an appraisal of Bentham`s continuing relevance to a review of Robertson`s Lectures on Economic Principles, with some special attention to John Stuart Mill both as a human being and as an economist.
Описание: The sixteenth-century monk Filofei proclaimed Moscow the Third Rome. By the 1930s, intellectuals and artists all over the world thought of Moscow as a mecca of secular enlightenment. This book shows how Soviet officials and intellectuals sought to establish their capital as the Fourth Rome - a cosmopolitan post-Christian beacon for the world.
Описание: The term "civilization" comes with considerable baggage, setting up a dichotomy wherein people, cultures, and histories are "civilized" - or not. This book examines how the idea of civilization has informed our thinking about international relations over the course of ten centuries.
Автор: Sondhaus, Lawrence Название: Strategic culture and ways of war ISBN: 0415702143 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415702140 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 12540 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Shows how national strategies to warfare are culturally determined. These ideas have gained acceptance among historians but remain controversial for political scientists, as political scientists have focused on strategic culture and historians on ways of war. This work helps both audiences and provides them with each others ideas.
With the Lisbon Treaty in place and the European Union increasingly involved in international crisis management and stabilization operations in places near and far, this volume revisits the trajectory of a European strategic culture. Specifically, it studies the usefulness of its application in a variety of circumstances, including the EU's operations in Africa and the Balkans as well as joint operations with NATO and the United Nations.
The contributors find that strategic culture is a useful tool to explain and understand the EU's civilian and military operations, not in the sense of a 'cause', but as a European normative framework of preferences and constraints. Accordingly, classical notions of strategic culture in the field of international security must be adapted to highlight the specific character of Europe's strategic culture, especially by taking the interaction with the United Nations and NATO into account. Though at variance over the extent to which security and defence missions have demonstrated or promoted a shared strategic culture in Europe, the authors reveal a growing sense that a cohesive strategic culture is critical in the EU's ambition of being a global actor. Should Europe fail to nurture a shared strategic culture, its actions will be based much more on flexibility than on cohesion.
This book was published as a special issue of Contemporary Security Policy.
Описание: Compared to other animals, the way humans live - our manners, morals, habits, experiences, relationships, technology, values - changes at a bewildering speed. Why is this? Felipe Fernandez-Armesto offers some revolutionary answers to this fundamental question about our species - and speculates on what they mean for our future.
Описание: During the first two-thirds of the 20th century the themes of sectorial structure and compared performance prevail in Italian economic historiography. In contrast, in the last part of the century attention is focused on the behavior of single economic actors and their micro-economic strategies. This book intends to act as a bridge between the two approaches, and reconstructs the secular journey of Italian industrial enterprise through an original study.
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