Empires of Trust

How Rome Built--and America Is Building--a New World
Author: Thomas F. Madden
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440631395
Category: History
Page: 352
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An acclaimed historian offers an optimistic view of the future of the United States in the light of Roman history Maybe the end of the American ascendancy is not upon us. Maybe the U.S. will continue to dominate the world for centuries. Now award-winning historian Thomas Madden delivers an optimistic view of our nation's future. Madden shows that the power of the ancient Roman republic and the U.S. was built on trust between allies, not the conquest of enemies. The far-reaching implications of this fact are essential reading for anyone who cares about the challenges we face now and in the years ahead. Packed with stories from Roman history that offer amazingly obvious and explicitly stated parallels to our recent history, Empires of Trust is a narrative pleasure and a hopeful inspiration.

Between Babel and Beast

America and Empires in Biblical Perspective
Author: Peter J. Leithart
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1608998177
Category: Religion
Page: 214
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The United States is one of history's great Christian nations, but our unique history, success, and global impact have seduced us into believing we are something more--God's New Israel, the new order of the ages, the last best hope of mankind, a redeemer nation. Using the subtle categories that arise from biblical narrative, Between Babel and Beast analyzes how the heresy of Americanism inspired America's rise to hegemony while blinding American Christians to our failures and abuses of power. The book demonstrates that the church best serves the genuine good of the United States by training witnesses--martyr-citizens of God's Abrahamic empire.

Krisenimperialität

Romreferenz im US-amerikanischen Empire-Diskurs
Author: Sebastian Huhnholz
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593502038
Category: Political Science
Page: 454
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»Are we Rome?« Die Identifizierung mit Rom und dessen Legitimationsformeln politischer Herrschaft, aber auch das Menetekel vom Untergang der Römischen Republik zählen seit dem 18. Jahrhundert zu den Narrativen US-amerikanischer Selbstverständigung. Neu ist jedoch die Vielfalt, mit der zuletzt in den USA die einst antiimperialistische Projektion auf das republikanische Rom durch Aufwertungen des früher verhassten Imperium Romanum relativiert wurde, um daraus – so kann es diese Studie zeigen – zustimmungsfähige Imperiumsvisionen zu schöpfen. Ausgezeichnet mit dem Dissertationspreis 2014 der Bayerischen Amerika-Akademie.

The Fall of the Roman Empire

Film and History
Author: Martin M. Winkler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118589815
Category: History
Page: 288
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The essays collected in this book present the first comprehensiveappreciation of The Fall of the Roman Empire fromhistorical, historiographical, and cinematic perspectives. The bookalso provides the principal classical sources on the period. It isa companion to Gladiator: Film and History (Blackwell, 2004)and Spartacus: Film and History (Blackwell, 2007) andcompletes a triad of scholarly studies on Hollywood’sgreatest films about Roman history. A critical re-evaluation of the 1964 epic film The Fall ofthe Roman Empire, directed by Anthony Mann, fromhistorical, film-historical, and contemporary points of view Presents a collection of scholarly essays and classical sourceson the period of Roman history that ancient and modern historianshave considered to be the turning point toward the eventual fall ofRome Contains a short essay by director Anthony Mann Includes a map of the Roman Empire and film stills, as well astranslations of the principal ancient sources, an extensivebibliography, and a chronology of events

Nützliche Feindschaft?

Existenzbedingungen demokratischer Imperien - Rom und USA
Author: Marco Walter
Publisher: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh
ISBN: 3657780920
Category: History
Page: 210
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Demokratische Imperien stehen vor einem besonderen Stabilitätsproblem: Sie müssen den imperialen Herrschaftsraum sichern, ohne dadurch die eigenen demokratischen Institutionen zu gefährden. Das antike Römische Reich ist an dieser Aufgabe spektakulär gescheitert, und in den USA befürchten derzeit viele, dasselbe Schicksal zu erleiden. Diese Sorge ist nicht unbegründet, denn heute wie damals droht die innere Machtbalance durch imperiale Akteure aus dem Gleichgewicht zu geraten. Gerne wird in solchen Situationen die einigende Wirkung eines äußeren Feindes beschworen. Ob jedoch der Zusammenhalt tatsächlich gestärkt wird oder vielmehr das Gegenteil eintritt, hängt von spezifischen benennbaren Umständen ab.

Liberal Leviathan

The Origins, Crisis, and Transformation of the American World Order
Author: G. John Ikenberry
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691156174
Category: Political Science
Page: 372
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In the second half of the twentieth century, the United States engaged in the most ambitious and far-reaching liberal order building the world had yet seen. This liberal international order has been one of the most successful in history in providing security and prosperity to more people. But in the last decade, the American-led order has been troubled. Some argue that the Bush administration, with its war on terror, invasion of Iraq, and unilateral orientation, undermined this liberal order. Others argue that we are witnessing the end of the American era. Liberal Leviathan engages these debates. G. John Ikenberry argues that the crisis that besets the American-led order is a crisis of authority. A political struggle has been ignited over the distribution of roles, rights, and authority within the liberal international order. But the deeper logic of liberal order remains alive and well. The forces that have triggered this crisis--the rise of non-Western states such as China, contested norms of sovereignty, and the deepening of economic and security interdependence--have resulted from the successful functioning and expansion of the postwar liberal order, not its breakdown. The liberal international order has encountered crises in the past and evolved as a result. It will do so again. Ikenberry provides the most systematic statement yet about the theory and practice of the liberal international order, and a forceful message for policymakers, scholars, and general readers about why America must renegotiate its relationship with the rest of the world and pursue a more enlightened strategy--that of the liberal leviathan.

American Studies


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
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Book Review Index 2009

Cumulation
Author: Dana Ferguson
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9781414419121
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 1262
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Foreign Affairs and the Founding Fathers

From Confederation to Constitution, 1776-1787
Author: Norman A. Graebner,Richard Dean Burns,Joseph M. Siracusa
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313398267
Category: History
Page: 199
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When three of the nation's leading historians come together to fashion a fresh study of American history, the resulting work cannot help but be a monumental addition to the field. Foreign Affairs and the Founding Fathers: From Confederation to Constitution, 1776–1787 is such a work. These eminent scholars provide a thoughtful, realist interpretation of the Founders' view of America's place in the world, delivering a timely reassessment of their aspirations, thoughts, and actions during the seminal decades of the American nation. This book takes readers backstage where they can eavesdrop on the Founders to better understand their motives and intentions and see how they responded to threats and problems associated with America's place in the world. Arguing that the Founding Fathers essentially thought and acted in terms of power—ranking matters of national interest and security over ideology and moral concerns—the book sheds new light on the foreign policy opportunities and challenges of the day, as the Founders weighed and determined them. In so doing, it offers important guideposts for our own time.

The American Monthly Magazine and Critical Review


Author: H. Biglow,Orville Luther Holley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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The Ladies' Repository

A Monthly Periodical, Devoted to Literature, Arts, and Religion
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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art


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Saturday Review0


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The Antigallican Monitor and Anti-Corsican Chronicle


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The New York Farmer and American Gardener's Magazine

1835
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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agriculture
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Galignani's Messenger

The Spirit of the English Journals. 1825,2
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Occupy World Street

A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform
Author: Ross Jackson
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603584080
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
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Ordinary citizens the world over have long paid the price for the swashbuckling behavior of the corporate and political elite. We've seen the reigning establishment widen the gap between rich and poor, champion endless growth on a finite planet, wreak havoc on developing nations, and ravage ecosystems in a mad race for natural resources. Now, as demonstrators worldwide demand change, Occupy World Street offers a sweeping vision of how to reform our global economic and political structures, break away from empire, and build a world of self-determining sovereign states that respect the need for ecological sustainability and uphold human rights. In this refreshingly detailed plan, Ross Jackson shows how a handful of small nations could take on a leadership role; create new alliances, new governance, and new global institutions; and, in cooperation with grassroots activists, pave the way for other nations to follow suit.

Verfall und Untergang des römischen Reiches


Author: Edward Gibbon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783730600146
Category:
Page: 608
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American Architect and Architecture


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
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The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation

Antiquity to Modernity
Author: Miles Glendinning
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136167013
Category: Architecture
Page: 544
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Winner of the 2016 Antoinette Forrester Downing Award presented by the Society of Architectural Historians. In many cities across the world, particularly in Europe, old buildings form a prominent part of the built environment, and we often take it for granted that their contribution is intrinsically positive. How has that widely-shared belief come about, and is its continued general acceptance inevitable? Certainly, ancient structures have long been treated with care and reverence in many societies, including classical Rome and Greece. But only in modern Europe and America, in the last two centuries, has this care been elaborated and energised into a forceful, dynamic ideology: a ‘Conservation Movement’, infused with a sense of historical destiny and loss, that paradoxically shared many of the characteristics of Enlightenment modernity. The close inter-relationship between conservation and modern civilisation was most dramatically heightened in periods of war or social upheaval, beginning with the French Revolution, and rising to a tragic climax in the 20th-century age of totalitarian extremism; more recently the troubled relationship of ‘heritage’ and global commercialism has become dominant. Miles Glendinning’s new book authoritatively presents, for the first time, the entire history of this architectural Conservation Movement, and traces its dramatic fluctuations in ideas and popularity, ending by questioning whether its recent international ascendancy can last indefinitely.