Blood Brotherhoods

Author: John Dickie
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 144473430X
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BLOOD BROTHERHOODS is the enthralling new history of Italian organised crime, by the author of the international bestseller COSA NOSTRA. The Sicilian mafia, or Cosa Nostra, is far from being Italy's only dangerous criminal fraternity. The south of the country hosts two other major mafias: the camorra, from Naples and its hinterland; and the 'ndrangheta, the mafia from the poor and isolated region of Calabria that has now risen to become the most powerful mob of all. Each of these brotherhoods has its own methods, its own dark rituals, its own style of ferocity and corruption. Their early history is little known; indeed some of it has been entirely shrouded in myth and silence until now. BLOOD BROTHERHOODS is a book of breathtaking ambition, charting the birth and rise of all three of Italy's mafias. It blends ground-breaking archival research, passionate narrative, and shrewd historical analysis to bring Italy's unique 'criminal ecosystem', and the three terrifying criminal brotherhoods that evolved within it, to life on the page.

Blood Brothers And Peace Pipes

Author: A. Dana Weber
Editor: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299323501
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The first academic book-length study devoted to Karl May festivals, a specific type of Wild-West-themed festivals that take place in Germany every summer, Blood Brothers and Peace Pipes introduces readers to a performance world that is popular at home yet virtually unknown elsewhere. Named for Karl May (1842-1912), arguably the most famous German writer of adventure fiction in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, these thirteen or so festivals dramatize the exploits of May's most famous Wild West heroes, the Mescalero Apache Winnetou and his blood-brother, the German frontiersman Old Shatterhand, in entertaining theatre plays that use horses, other animals, stunts, and special effects on outdoors stages built specifically for them. Based on ethnographic studies of six of these events, Weber explores the most fundamental features of Karl May festivals: their "Indian" iconographies, fraternity narratives, hybrid genre form, borrowings from U.S. Wild West shows, and performative diversity. Her narrative accounts of these festivals and their interdisciplinary analysis based on German literature and culture studies, folklore, ethnography, and performance studies, theatre studies, and history guide readers through a specifically German performance world that is not an upshot of the American western, but a homegrown, traditional German version that evolved parallel with it. The composite image of Karl May festivals that emerges in the course of Weber's analysis is that of a unique type of popular event that expresses a deep yearning in German society, that for egalitarian and respectful cross-cultural interactions.

Holding Aloft The Banner Of Ethiopia

Author: Winston James
Editor: Verso
ISBN: 1788736451
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A major history of the impact of Caribbean migration to the United States. Marcus Garvey, Claude McKay, Claudia Jones, C.L.R. James, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farakhan--the roster of immigrants from the Caribbean who have made a profound impact on the development of radical politics in the United States is extensive. In this magisterial and lavishly illustrated work, Winston James focuses on the twentieth century's first waves of immigrants from the Caribbean and their contribution to political dissidence in America. Examining the way in which the characteristics of the societies they left shaped their perceptions of the land to which they traveled, Winston James draws sharp differences between Hispanic and English-speaking arrivals. He explores the interconnections between the Cuban independence struggle, Puerto Rican nationalism, Afro-American feminism, and black communism in the first turbulent decades of the twentieth century. He also provides fascinating insights into the impact of Puerto Rican radicalism in New York City and recounts the remarkable story of Afro-Cuban radicalism in Florida.

The Story Of The Universities Mission To Central Africa

Author: Henry Rowley
Editor: Greenwood
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The Fortnightly

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The Fortnightly Review

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Stanley In Africa

Author: Allen Howard Godbey
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The Supernatural

Author: John H. King
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Chinese Merchant Families In Iloilo

Author: John T. Omohundro
Editor: Quezon City, Metro Manila : Ateneo de Manila University Press ; Ahens, Ohio : Ohio University Press
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A revised version of the author's dissertation in anthropology. It studies the Chinese community of Iloilo, primarily to analyze the interaction among the family unit, social tradition and commercial attitude, as well as relation with the Filipinos.

Man In His Pride

Author: David Grene
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The New Encyclopaedia Britannica Macropaedia 19 V

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A Cosmic View Of Religion

Author: William Riley Halstead
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What Lies Within

Author: Karen Ball
Editor: Multnomah Pub
ISBN: 9781590524152
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While working on a project close to her heart--building a center for inner-city kids--contractor Kyla Justice is faced with many obstacles and must call upon her faith in God to help her through this difficult time.

Advanced Reading And Writing

Author: Dennis Baumwoll
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Myth Magic And Morals

Author: Frederick Cornwallis Conybeare
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Casework Papers Presented At The Annual Forum

Author: National Conference on Social Welfare
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The Origins Of Christianity

Author: Frederick Cornwallis Conybeare
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