Atlas des d colonisations Une histoire inachev e
Atlas numérique optimisé pour une lecture sur tablette. Le format ePub 3 permet de profiter de toutes les fonctionnalités de la lecture interactive : zoom HD sur les cartes, indexation, recherche in texte, navigation hypertextuelle, tables des matières interactives, textes en POP-UP, environnement ergonomique personnalisable. Plus de 120 cartes et infographies pour retracer l’histoire des décolonisations, de la Seconde Guerre mondiale à nos jours. De 1937 à 1954 : la Seconde Guerre mondiale conduit à la décolonisation de l’Asie. Naissance du Tiers-Monde : un nouveau pas vers l’émancipation dans le contexte de la guerre froide. Les États d’Afrique nés dans les années 1960 concentrent aujourd’hui crises et pauvreté extrême : pourquoi ? Les conséquences dans l’actualité : présence française en Afrique, conflit israélo-palestinien, statut de la Nouvelle-Calédonie... Ce panorama inédit fait le lien entre les luttes pour l’indépendance et leurs conséquences. Éminemment pédagogique, il nourrit le débat très vif, en France et dans le monde, sur l’héritage colonial. Retrouvez également l'application gratuite La cartothèque des Atlas Autrement qui propose l'achat au chapitre pour tous les titres de la collection Atlas Autrement. © Éditions Autrement, 2014
Vermeer s Hat
In one painting, a Dutch military officer leans toward a laughing girl. In another, a woman at a window weighs pieces of silver. In a third, fruit spills from a porcelain bowl onto a Turkish carpet. The officer's dashing hat is made of beaver fur, which European explorers got from Native Americans in exchange for weapons. Beaver pelts, in turn, financed the voyages of sailors seeking new routes to China. There - with silver mined in Peru - Europeans would purchase, by the thousands, the porcelain so often shown in Dutch paintings of this time. Vermeer's haunting images hint at the stories behind these exquisitely rendered moments. As Timothy Brook shows us in Vermeer's Hat, these pictures, which seem so intimate, actually open doors onto a rapidly expanding world.
Stirring the Pot
'Stirring the Pot' describes how the ingredients, methods and varieties of African cuisine comprise a repository of tried and tested household and farming knowledge, mostly preserved by women. It also reveals how recipes, tastes and culinary practices are integral to understanding the continent's history.
Making War in C te D Ivoire
After a brief period of active combat in 2002, the conflict in Côte d’Ivoire settled into a pattern of neither war nor peace until the 2010 elections led to a new phase of direct conflict. During these taut years, short bursts of intense violence alternated with long periods of standoff. When things were peaceful, the Ivorian political elite and the press produced inflammatory rhetoric while soldiers and militias used the state of emergency as an excuse to shake down civilians at roadblocks. What kept this perpetually tense, dismal, and destructive situation simmering? In this groundbreaking book, Mike McGovern suggests the answer lies in understanding war as a process, not a series of events, and that rather than focusing on the role of political institutions, we should be paying attention to the flawed and unpredictable people within them. McGovern argues that only deep knowledge of a region—its history, languages, literature, and popular culture—can yield meaningful insights into political decision making. Putting this theory into action, he examines an array of issues from the micro to the macro, including land tenure disputes, youth boredom, organized crime, and the international cocoa trade. Drawn from McGovern’s academic research and experience working for a conflict resolution think tank and the political access that position gave him, Making War in Côte D’Ivoire will be the definitive work on the Ivorian conflict and an innovative example of how anthropology can address the complexities of politics.
Rue Ordener Rue Labat
The author, a prominent French philosopher, writes of life under the German occupation
Nikolaus Joseph Jacquin s American Plants
In Nikolaus Joseph Jacquin’s American Plants Santiago Madriñán unearths previously unknown aspects of the Austrian botanical expedition to the Caribbean (1754–1759). The splendid colour illustrations of the plants collected by Jacquin are reprinted with an annotated list of the species.
In the fourth century, the deserts of Egypt became the nerve center of a radical new movement, what we now call monasticism. Groups of Christians-from illiterate peasants to learned intellectuals-moved out to the wastelands beyond the Nile Valley and, in the famous words of Saint Athanasius, made the desert a city. In so doing, they captured the imagination of the ancient world. They forged techniques of prayer and asceticism, of discipleship and spiritual direction, that have remained central to Christianity ever since. Seeking to map the soul's long journey to God and plot out the subtle vagaries of the human heart, they created and inspired texts that became classics of Western spirituality. These Desert Christians were also brilliant storytellers, some of Christianity's finest. This book introduces the literature of early monasticism. It examines all the best-known works, including Athanasius' Life of Antony, the Lives of Pachomius, and the so-called Sayings of the Desert Fathers. Later chapters focus on two pioneers of monastic theology: Evagrius Ponticus, the first great theoretician of Christian mysticism; and John Cassian, who brought Egyptian monasticism to the Latin West. Along the way, readers are introduced to path-breaking discoveries-to new texts and recent archeological finds-that have revolutionized contemporary scholarship on monastic origins. Included are fascinating snippets from papyri and from little-known Coptic, Syriac, and Ethiopic texts. Interspersed in each chapter are illustrations, maps, and diagrams that help readers sort through the key texts and the richly-textured world of early monasticism. Geared to a wide audience and written in clear, jargon-free prose, Desert Christians offers the most comprehensive and accessible introduction to early monasticism.
The Mind in the Cave Consciousness and the Origins of Art
The breathtakingly beautiful art created deep inside the caves of western Europe has the power to dazzle even the most jaded observers. Emerging from the narrow underground passages into the chambers of caves such as Lascaux, Chauvet, and Altamira, visitors are confronted with symbols, patterns, and depictions of bison, woolly mammoths, ibexes, and other animals. Since its discovery, cave art has provoked great curiosity about why it appeared when and where it did, how it was made, and what it meant to the communities that created it. David Lewis-Williams proposes that the explanation for this lies in the evolution of the human mind. Cro-Magnons, unlike the Neanderthals, possessed a more advanced neurological makeup that enabled them to experience shamanistic trances and vivid mental imagery. It became important for people to "fix," or paint, these images on cave walls, which they perceived as the membrane between their world and the spirit world from which the visions came. Over time, new social distinctions developed as individuals exploited their hallucinations for personal advancement, and the first truly modern society emerged. Illuminating glimpses into the ancient mind are skillfully interwoven here with the still-evolving story of modern-day cave discoveries and research. The Mind in the Cave is a superb piece of detective work, casting light on the darkest mysteries of our earliest ancestors while strengthening our wonder at their aesthetic achievements.
The Conquest of America
A fascinating study of cultural confrontation in the New World, with implications far beyond sixteenth-century America, The Conquest of America has become a classic in its field. It offers an original interpretation of the discovery of America by Columbus and of the subsequent conquest, colonization, and destruction of Mexico and the Caribbean by the Spaniards at the beginning of the modern era. Using sixteenth-century sources, the distinguished French writer and critic Tzvetan Todorov examines the beliefs and behavior of both the Spanish conquistadors and the Aztecs, adversaries in a clash of cultures that resulted in the neat extermination of Mesoamerica's Indian population. Absorbing, intelligent, and responsible in its call for a much-needed dialogue between different cultures, The Conquest of America evokes a drama that set the pattern for much of the history of Western colonialism.
Regents of Nations
Regents of Nations is a biographical reference work devoted to heads of state. The second, revised and enlarged edition contains information on both present-day leaders and rulers of the past from all over the world. Included are heads of state, government leaders, governors, prime ministers, colonial ministers and provincial or territorial governors of earlier empires. Entries give details of period of reign or office, full name, title, place and date of birth and death, relation to predecessor and any important events.