In The Service Of The Sultan

Autore: Ian Gardiner
Editore: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1848849907
Grandezza: 32,78 MB
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A memoir of how a small number of British officers led Muslim soldiers in the hard-fought anti-insurgency war that has shaped today’s Gulf. While the Americans were fighting in Vietnam, a struggle of even greater strategic significance was taking place in the Middle East: The Sultanate of Oman stood guard at the entrance to the Arabian Gulf, and thus controlled the movement of oil from that region. In the 1960s and 70s, the Communists tried to seize this artery and, had they succeeded, the consequences for the West and for the Middle East would have been disastrous—and yet, few people have ever heard of this geo-political drama at the height of the Cold War. In the Service of the Sultan “is an enthralling book. In a mere 180 pages, Ian Gardiner, an army officer who fought with the Sultan of Oman’s forces, succeeds in three major objectives. He describes what it is like to be a young officer leading men of different nationalities into combat against wily and courageous guerrillas. He captures the landscape and the spirit of Oman, ‘that entrancing, fascinating, hauntingly beautiful country.’ Finally, he puts the battles he fought in their geopolitical context . . . It should be read with enduring pleasure by anyone who wishes to reaffirm his pride in his country and in its fighting forces” (The Telegraph). “For anyone interested in understanding the ingredients behind a successful counterinsurgency campaign, In the Service of the Sultan is a must read.”—Imperial Armour Blogspot “Politics, history, irregular warfare, religion, and international affairs: all are ingredients in this absorbing, informative read.”—Oxford & Cambridge Club Military History Group

Cephas Yogyakarta

Autore: G. J. Knaap
Editore: KITLV Press
ISBN: 9789067181426
Grandezza: 19,39 MB
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During the nineteenth century the art of photography in the Netherlands Indies, now Indonesia, was mainly in European hands. Gradually, members of other ethnic groups moved into the field. Among indigenous ethnic groups, the pioneer was the Javanese Kassian Cephas (1845-1912). From the early 1870s Kassian Cephas was photographer to the court of the Sultans of Yogyakarta. As such he was responsible for many portraits of the royal family, in particular during the reign of Sultan Hamengkubuwana VII. Besides portraits of the royal family, Kassian Cephas documented theatrical performances and ceremonies at court. Apart from a biography of Kassian Cephas and his son and successor Sem Cephas (1870-1918), this book offers a selection of 98 pictures of the exquisite work of these photographers, drawn mainly from the photographic collection of the Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (KITLV). This selection introduces the reader to a world of royal dignity, gracious dancers, shadowy town views, impressive temple ruins and the mysterious Indian Ocean coast.

History Of Tipu Sultan

Autore: Mohibbul Hasan
Editore: Aakar Books
ISBN: 9788187879572
Grandezza: 80,22 MB
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In The Present Work, An Attempt Has Been Made To Give An Accurate Picture Of Tipu Sultan By Disengaging His Personality From Masses Of Fictions And Distortions Which Have Gathered Round Him. As Practically The Whole Of Tipu'S Life Was Taken Up With Fighting, The Author Has Devoted Considerable Space To Campaigns And Battles. However, He Has Not Ignored Other Aspects Of His Career. He Has Paid Sufficient Attention To The Causes And Results Of Wars, While TipuS Relation With The English, The French, The Nizam, The Marathas And The Ottoman Sultan Have Been Fully Discussed. The Last Three Chapters Of The Book Have Been Devoted To A Description Of The SultanS Government And Army, His Reforms And Religious Policy, His Efforts At Industrialisation And State Socialism, His Character, His Failures And Achievements. This Pioneering Study Will Enable The Reader To Appraise The Career And Character Of This Extraordinary Man. Its Scholarly Value Is Enhanced By Professor HasanS Extensive Use Of English, French, Persian, And Urdu Sources.

A Reformer On The Throne

Autore: Sergey Plekhanov
Editore: Trident Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781900724708
Grandezza: 48,18 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7265

Sultan In Oman

Autore: Jan Morris
Editore: Eland Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781906011178
Grandezza: 24,85 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 100

An account of the first crossing of the Omani desert by motorcar, as Jan Morris accompanied the Sultan on his royal progress, with the winds of change - oil and revolution - in the background.

The City Of The Sultan And Domestic Manners Of The Turks In 1836

Autore: Julia Pardoe
Grandezza: 69,58 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9004

Landmark Cases In Public International Law

Autore: Eric Heinze
Editore: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789041197092
Grandezza: 75,22 MB
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Vista: 8920

This book contains excerpts "in extenso from leading cases in general international law, and seeks to provide a greater volume of case law than that currently available on the market. It contains no editorial commentary and no secondary literature, as these are widely available in other works. It can serve either as a principal text or as a supplement to other standard books. It is thoroughly up to date, including recent ICJ judgments on the Bosnia case, the Gavcmkovo-Nagymaros Project, the Advisory Opinion on Nuclear Weapons, and the Lockerbie case. It will be of inestimable value to all libraries of international law, large and small, institutional and private. No student or practitioner in the field should be without it.

The Sultans

Autore: Noel Barber
Editore: New York : Simon and Schuster
Grandezza: 16,72 MB
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The subject of this vast, astonishing and brilliantly readable work of history is the bizarre story of the Ottoman Empire, seen through the lives and actions of its sultans, with their absolute power and terrifying cruelty, their love of pomp and magnificence and their overwhelming venality and corruption. The author describes the men, the events, the daily life, the strange customs of Turkey's court, from her emergence as a great power in the sixteenth century to the death of Kemal Ataturk, who overthrew the Sultanate to establish a new and more modern form of tyranny. This book is a unique and fascinating record of four centuries of glory, debauchery, splendor and cruelty. --from inside jacket flap.

Sultan To Sultan

Autore: Mary French Sheldon
Editore: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719051142
Grandezza: 56,46 MB
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First published in 1892, but still fascinating to the contemporary reader, M. French-Sheldon's book describes her famous 1891 expedition that took her from the court of the Sultan of Zanzibar to the Mount Kilimanjaro region of East Africa--flamboyantly dressed as a "White Queen", complete with sparkling tiara. 30 illustrations.

Lectures On Astronomy

Grandezza: 54,83 MB
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The New Cambridge Modern History Volume 3 Counter Reformation And Price Revolution 1559 1610

Autore: R. B. Wernham
Editore: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521045438
Grandezza: 22,62 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9615

A comprehensive examination of the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the world from 1493 to 1945

The History Of The Seljuq Turks

Autore: Edmund Bosworth
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1136752579
Grandezza: 47,67 MB
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Vista: 4343

Nishapuri flourished in the 12th century and wrote a succinct history in Persian of the Saljuq Turks, a tribal group from Central Asia who in the 11th century established a vast empire, enduring for some century and a half and bringing about lasting changes to the ethnic composition and the patterns of land utilisation in the northern tier of the Middle East.

A History Of The Ottoman Empire To 1730

Editore: CUP Archive
Grandezza: 21,15 MB
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Counterinsurgency In Crisis

Autore: David H. Ucko
Editore: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231535414
Grandezza: 48,94 MB
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Vista: 8440

Long considered the masters of counterinsurgency, the British military encountered significant problems in Iraq and Afghanistan when confronted with insurgent violence. In their effort to apply the principles and doctrines of past campaigns, they failed to prevent Basra and Helmand from descending into lawlessness, criminality, and violence. By juxtaposing the deterioration of these situations against Britain's celebrated legacy of counterinsurgency, this investigation identifies both the contributions and limitations of traditional tactics in such settings, exposing a disconcerting gap between ambitions and resources, intent and commitment. Building upon this detailed account of the Basra and Helmand campaigns, this volume conducts an unprecedented assessment of British military institutional adaptation in response to operations gone awry. In calling attention to the enduring effectiveness of insurgent methods and the threat posed by undergoverned spaces, David H. Ucko and Robert Egnell underscore the need for military organizations to meet the irregular challenges of future wars in new ways.

The History Of The Seljuq Turks From The J Mi Al Taw R Kh

Autore: Rashid Al-Din Tabib
Editore: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780700713424
Grandezza: 48,80 MB
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Nishapuri flourished in the 12th century and wrote a succinct history in Persian of the Saljuq Turks, a tribal group from Central Asia who in the 11th century established a vast empire, enduring for some century and a half and bringing about lasting changes to the ethnic composition and the patterns of land utilisation in the northern tier of the Middle East.

Tipu Sultan S Search For Legitimacy

Autore: Kate Brittlebank
Editore: Oxford University Press, USA
Grandezza: 46,10 MB
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Biography of Fath 'Ali Tipu Sultan, Nawab of Mysore, 1753-1799.

The Sultans Of The Ottoman Empire

Autore: Doç. Dr. Raşit GÜNDOĞDU
Editore: Rumuz Yayınları
ISBN: 6055112159
Grandezza: 65,84 MB
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The Ottomans, who patronaged the muslim and non-muslim nations from Indonesia to Spain, from the Crimea to Yemeni always pursued justice and brought it to the lands they conquered, as well as development and civilization without any language, religion and race discrimination. Only the Ottomans was bestowed with establishing a government ruled by 36 sultans, lasted for 622 years uninterrupted in the history of the world. The Sultans of the Ottoman Empire, from Osman Ghazi to Vahdettin Khan who ascended the throne had done important works as much as possible to keep the state on its feet, for the public welfare and content. Today, as the archives are opened and new documents are emerged, many secrets about the sultans and their periods come out.

The Sultan S Renegades

Autore: Tobias P. Graf
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198791437
Grandezza: 59,14 MB
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The figure of the renegade - a European Christian or Jew who had converted to Islam and was now serving the Ottoman sultan - is omnipresent in all genres produced by those early modern Christian Europeans who wrote about the Ottoman Empire.0"The sultan's renegades" inserts these 'foreign' converts into the context of Ottoman elite life to reorient the discussion of these individuals away from the present focus on their exceptionality, towards a qualified appreciation of their place in the Ottoman imperial enterprise and the Empire's relations with its neighbours in Christian Europe. Drawing heavily on Central European sources, this study highlights the deep political, religious, and cultural entanglements between the Ottoman Empire and Christian Europe beyond the Mediterranean Basin as the 'shared world' par excellence.

On The Sultan S Service

Autore: Douglas S. Brookes
Editore: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253045525
Grandezza: 75,47 MB
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"When at last we were approaching the Harem, the Sultan, surely quite alarmed, said to me in a low voice (was that so the eunuch walking in front of us wouldn't hear, or because in this lonely and dark passageway he was frightened of his own voice?), Ne olacak? 'What is to become of things?'" Translated into English for the first time, this memoir provides fascinating first-hand insight into the personalities, intrigues, and inner workings of the Ottoman palace in its final decades. Written by Halid Ziya Uşaklıgil, who was First Secretary to Sultan Mehmed V and would go on to be one of Turkey's most famous novelists, On the Sultan's Service makes available to English readers the remarkable account of life and work in the Ottoman palace chancery—the public, "business" side of the palace—in its final incarnation. We learn of the court's new role under this second-to-last Sultan in post-Revolution Turkey. No longer exercising political power, the palace negotiated the minefields between political factions, sought ways to unite the empire in the face of sharpening nationalist aspirations, and faced with a kind of shocked despondency the opening salvos of the wars that were to overwhelm the country. Uşaklıgil includes interviews with the Imperial family and descriptions of royal nuptials, the palaces and its visitors, and the crises that shook the court. He delivers an insightful and moving portrait of Mehmed V, the elderly gentleman who reigned over the Ottoman Empire through both Balkan Wars and World War I.