King of the World

Picador Classic

Author: David Remnick

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447289560

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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With an introduction by Salman Rushdie With a new afterword by the author It was the night of February 25, 1964. A cloud of cigar smoke drifted through the ring lights. Cassius Clay threw punches into the gray floating haze and waited for the bell. When Cassius Clay burst onto the sports scene in the 1950s, he broke the mould. He changed the world of sports and went on to change the world itself: from his early fights as Cassius Clay, the young, wiry man from Louisville, unwilling to play the noble and grateful warrior in a white world, to becoming Muhammad Ali, the voice of black America and the most recognised face on the planet. King of the World is the story of an incredible rise to power, a book of battles fought inside the ring and out. With grace and power, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David Remnick tells of a transcendent athlete and entertainer, a rapper before rap was born. Ali was a mirror of his era, a dynamic figure in the racial and cultural clashes of his time and King of the World is a classic piece of non-fiction and a book worthy of America's most dynamic modern hero.

The Rise of Neoliberalism in Advanced Capitalist Economies

A Materialist Analysis

Author: Michael C. Howard,John E. King

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230537033

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

View: 7631

This book is a strikingly original and provocative interpretation of the rise of neoliberalism, drawing on the principles of historical materialism. It explains why the rise of neoliberalism didn`t happen until the 1970s. It presents controversial argument on causes behind the development of neoliberalism. Authors have strong reputations and have been collaborating for thirty years including the History of Marxian Economics, volumes 1 and 2 (published by Palgrave) In this unique and dramatic account of the rise of neoliberalism, Howard and King consider the major features of historical materialism, the factors which resulted in Nineteenth and Twentieth century thinkers incorrectly predicting the long-term decline of the market, and the prospects for a reversal of neoliberalism in the Twenty-first century.

Jesus and the Rise of Nationalism

A New Quest for the Nineteenth Century Historical Jesus

Author: Halvor Moxnes

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848850808

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 828

The great German theologian Albert Schweitzer famously drew a line under 19th century historical Jesus research by showing that at the bottom of the well lay not the face of Joseph's son, but rather the features of all the New Testament scholars who had tried to reveal his elusive essence. In his thoughtful and provocative new book, Halvor Moxnes takes Schweitzer's observation much further: the doomed "quest for the historical Jesus" was determined not only by the different personalities of the seekers who undertook it, but also by the social, cultural, and political agendas of the countries from which their presentations emerged. Thus, Friedrich Schleiermacher's Jesus was a teacher, corresponding with the role German teachers played in Germany's movement for democratic socialism. Ernst Renan's Jesus was by contrast an attempt to represent the "positive Orient" as a precursor to the civilized self of his own French society. Scottish theologian G A Smith demonstrated in his manly portrayal of Jesus a distinctively British liberalism and Victorian moralism. Moxnes argues that one cannot understand any "life of Jesus" apart from nationalism and national identity: and that what is needed in modern biblical studies is an awareness of all the presuppositions that underlie presentations of Jesus, whether in terms of power, gender, sex, and class. Only then, he says, can we start to look at Jesus in a way that does him justice.

Midwifery, Obstetrics and the Rise of Gynaecology

The Uses of a Sixteenth-century Compendium

Author: Helen King

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754653967

Category: History

Page: 228

View: 4498

The Gynaeciorum libri, a compendium of ancient and contemporary texts on gynaecology, is the inspiration for this intensive exploration of the origins of a subfield of medicine. Focusing on its readers in the period from the eighteenth to the nineteenth century, when men and women were in competition for control over childbirth, Helen King sheds new light on how the claim of female difference was shaped by specific social and cultural conditions.

The Rise of Rome : Books One to Five

Books One to Five

Author: Livy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, UK

ISBN: 9780191587603

Category:

Page: 416

View: 9910

Romulus and Remus, the rape of Lucretia, Horatius at the bridge, the saga of Coriolanus, Cincinnatus called from his farm to save the state -- these and many more are stories which, immortalized by Livy in his history of early Rome, have become part of our cultural heritage. This new annotated translation includes maps and an index and is based on R. M Ogilvie's Oxford Classical text, the best to date. - ;`the fates ordained the founding of this great city and the beginning of the world's mightiest empire, second only to the power of the gods' Romulus and Remus, the rape of Lucretia, Horatius at the bridge, the saga of Coriolanus, Cincinnatus called from his farm to save the state - these and many more are stories which, immortalised by Livy in his history of early Rome, have become part of our cultural heritage. The historian's huge work, written between 20 BC and AD 17, ran to 12 books, beginning with Rome's founding in 753 BC and coming down to Livy's own lifetime (9 BC). Books 1-5 cover the period from Rome's beginnings to her first great foreign conquest, the capture of the Etruscan city of Veii and, a few years later, to her first major defeat, the sack of the city by the Gauls in 390 BC. -

In the Court of the Pear King

French Culture and the Rise of Realism

Author: Sandy Petrey

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801443411

Category: History

Page: 178

View: 4367

Sandy Petrey explores the factors accounting for such consequential innovations in so short a time, so restricted a space. In Petrey's view, these disparate events betoken a common recognition of society's capacity to make and unmake what it recognizes as real."--Jacket.

King of the world

Der Aufstieg des Cassius Clay oder Die Geburt des Muhammad Ali

Author: David Remnick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833302602

Category:

Page: 496

View: 2318


The Rise of Modern Diplomacy 1450 - 1919

Author: M.S. Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317894014

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 4963

Though international relations and the rise and fall of European states are widely studied, little is available to students and non-specialists on the origins, development and operation of the diplomatic system through which these relations were conducted and regulated. Similarly neglected are the larger ideas and aspirations of international diplomacy that gradually emerged from its immediate functions. This impressive survey, written by one of our most experienced international historians, and covering the 500 years in which European diplomacy was largely a world to itself, triumphantly fills that gap.

The Rise of Western Christendom

Triumph and Diversity, A.D. 200-1000

Author: Peter Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118338847

Category: History

Page: 712

View: 6896

This tenth anniversary revised edition of the authoritative texton Christianity’s first thousand years of history features anew preface, additional color images, and an updated bibliography.The essential general survey of medieval European Christendom,Brown’s vivid prose charts the compelling and tumultuous riseof an institution that came to wield enormous religious and secularpower. • Clear and vivid history of Christianity’srise and its pivotal role in the making of Europe • Written by the celebrated Princeton scholar whooriginated of the field of study known as ‘lateantiquity’ • Includes a fully updated bibliography and index

Twentieth-Century British Authors and the Rise of Opera in Britain

Author: Dr Irene Morra

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409489884

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 146

View: 5916

This book is the first to examine in depth the contributions of major British authors such as W. H. Auden and E. M. Forster, as critics and librettists, to the rise of British opera in the twentieth century. The perceived literary values of British authors, as much as the musical innovations of British composers, informed the aesthetic development of British opera. Indeed, British opera emerged as a simultaneously literary and musical project. Too often, operatic adaptations are compared superficially to their original sources. This is a particular problem for British opera, which has become increasingly defined artistically by the literary sophistication of its narrative sources. The resulting collaborations between literary figures and composers have crucial implications for the development of both opera and literature. Twentieth-Century British Authors and the Rise of Opera in Britain reveals the importance of this literary involvement in operatic adaptation to literature and literary studies, to music and musicology, and to cultural and theoretical studies.

The Rise of Christian Beliefs

The Thought World of Early Christians

Author: Heikki Räisänen

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451409532

Category: Religion

Page: 479

View: 9057

Heikki Risnen offers a historical survey of the roots and first growth of the thoughts, values, and practices of the early Christians and explains the evolution of Christian belief in terms of vital adaptations to specific challenges. An ideal textbook for university introductory courses on the New Testament and Early Christianity, The Rise of Christian Beliefs offers chapters discussing paradigmatic events the life and death of Jesus and experiences of Easter, principal figures and groups, last things and afterlife, savior figures and the human condition, ethnicity, identity, and morality, and ritual community life.

Women in Iran from the Rise of Islam to 1800

Author: Guity Nashat,Lois Beck

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252071218

Category: History

Page: 253

View: 4800

Combining scholarship from a range of disciplines, this collection of essays is a comprehensive examination of the role of women in Iranian society and culture, from pre-Islamic times to 1800. The contributors challenge common assumptions about women in Iran and Islam. Sweeping away modern myths, these essays show that women have had significant influence in almost every area of Iranian life. Focusing on a region wider than today's nation-state of Iran, this book explores developments in the spheres that most affect women: gender constructs, family structure, community roles, education, economic participation, Islamic practices and institutions, politics, and artistic representations. The contributors to this volume are among the most prominent international scholars working in this field, and each draws on decades of research to address the history of Iranian women within the context of his or her area of expertise. This broad framework allows for a thorough and nuanced examination of the history of a complex society.

The Tailor-King

The Rise and Fall of the Anabaptist Kingdom of Muenster

Author: Anthony Arthur

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 142997043X

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 7794

He was only a Dutch tailor's apprentice, but from 1534 to 1535, Jan van Leyden led a radical sect of persecuted Anabaptists to repeated triumphs over the combined powers of church and state. Revered by his followers as the new David, the charismatic young leader pronounced the northern German city of Muenster a new Zion and crowned himself king. He expropriated all private property, took sixteen wives (supposedly emulating the biblical patriarchs), and in a deadly reign of terror, executed all who opposed him. As the long siege of Muenster resulted in starvation, thousands fled Jan's deadly kingdom while others waited behind the double walls and moats for the apocalyptic final attack by the Prince-Bishop's hired armies, supported by all the rulers of Europe. With the sudden rise to power of a compelling personality and the resulting violent threat to ordered society, Jan van Leyden's distant story strangely echoes the many tragedies of the twentieth century. More than just a fascinating human drama from the past, The Tailor-King also offers insight into our own troubled times.