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The Clans Conflict

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The premise of The Clans Conflict is a novel of fantasy, but is set in a time following an all too possible future where the world has gone to war over poverty, greed and natural resources. World War III was a total war among many nations, not just a powerful few. In a world where nuclear disarmament weakened the most strong nations, it also served to offer a false sense of empowerment to the weak. Portable atomic devices found their way into the hands of hate-spewing terrorists and to yet others willing to sell those devastating weapons to whom ever was willing to pay for them. The initial death toll on what quickly came to be known simply as Doomsday was dreadful. Billions died all around the world in one afternoon and they were perhaps the more fortunate as the world instantly changed. Over the next several years many more died from radiation sickness and contaminated food and water supplies. Ash darkened the sky and changed the planet’s climate for long months that turned to years and yet more humans, along with much animal and plant life, suffered and perished until only remnants of civilization remained. Eight hundred years passed as pockets of humanity struggled to survive in the face of hardship and privation. In some areas where the climate was naturally cooler and more temperate people began to thrive after a time, when the planet started to heal from the damage which had been done to her. Radiation levels dissipated more rapidly in the cooler climes and the lands slowly became green again. We follow the hardy folk of Scotland once they have entered a new age, called The Recovery. Due in part to the land itself, but mostly from that people’s way of life, their sense of family, God, and honour of their proud clans, they rebuilt Scotland and established a new government and rule of law. They revived their mountainous kingdom upon old principles and proven traditions that had remained in their hearts. Although, far from perfect, as men shall ever be, they built new lives from the ashes while seeking to learn whatever they could from the past. With that background in place, the story follows the ever present struggle among the various clans, particularly the MacGregors and their rivals. Heroes arise to battle foes tainted by greed and ambition as Scotland falls into civil war. Gone are weapons of mass destruction, but arms and armor of old are rediscovered and put to bloody use. Returned are gallant knights; rebuilt are old castles; and rekindled are clan feuds of old. Even those of bloodlines, which lived before the human race began to abound, reemerged into the much changed world. These people, called the Sidhe, had ever remained within the Celtic lands, though mostly hidden from human eyes by what some would refer to as magic. History always seems to repeat itself regardless of men’s best intentions and there will always be wars that must be fought, no matter the age, when good must make a stand against the evil minded.

The Feuds of the Clans

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Author: Alexander MacGregor
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BattleTech: Conflicts of Interest

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Author: Joel Steverson
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TRADITIONS RUN DEEP… Other mercenary units fly flags at two flagpoles at their headquarters, one with their unit’s flag, and other bearing the flag of their current employer. However, the Third Regimental Combat Team—a.k.a. the Eridani Light Horse—leaves one flagpole bare, as a reminder of the death of the Star League, and the other pole flies the Light Horse’s unit and regimental flags at half-mast. What triumphs and tragedies shaped the Eridani Light Horse and its traditions? What drove them to become a force to be reckoned with, an elite mercenary unit with one of the longest histories and the deepest traditions in the Inner Sphere? Witness the unit’s origins in the Star League and follow their evolution all the way through the Succession Wars and the Clan Invasion to their downfall in the Dark Age and their resurrection in the uncertain future of the ilClan era. Part One: Conflicts of Interest by Joel Steverson: As part of the Star League Defense Force, the Eridani Light Horse battled the army of a madman for a dozen years, and helped bring peace to the Inner Sphere. But a new threat is rising as House Lords jockey for position and power, and soon the men and woman of the ELH face another terrible decision—stay and try to protect the Inner Sphere from being engulfed in war again, or leave...perhaps forever...

Q Clan

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Author: Ralph Derr Harrity
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With very little warning, three American military divisions, a good portion of the long-term Occupation forces stationed in Japan at the outset of the summer of 1950, were suddenly rushed by plane and boat onto the southern peninsula of Korea. Their miss

The Disruptive Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Author: Wesley Doorsamy,Babu Sena Paul,Tshilidzi Marwala
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The book explores technological advances in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), which is based on a variety of technologies such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, machine learning, big data, additive printing, cloud computing, and virtual and augmented reality. Critically analyzing the impacts and effects of these disruptive technologies on various areas, including economics, society, business, government, labor, law, and environment, the book also provides a broad overview of 4IR, with a focus on technologies, to allow readers to gain a deeper understanding of the recent advances and future trajectories. It is intended for researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and industry leaders.

Revitalization of Somalia

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Author: Qasim Hirsi Farah
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The content of this books is as following: 1.Summary of the Civil War in Somalia 3.Political Introduction To Somalia 4.Geographical Map Of Somalia 5. Introduction To Somalias Civil War 6. Summary Of The Stages Passed In Two Decades 7.The Role Of Federalism In The Somali Conflict 8.Urgent Moral Rearmament For Revival 9. Is Revival Possible? 10: Everyone Could And Should Contribute 11: Prisoners Contribution 12.The Role Of The Civil Society 13.Voluntary Services 14. Making Mindful Man To Make a Meaningful Nation 15 Transforming Revolution To Rehabilitation 16: Familyhood& Childcare 17: Education 18: Religion 19: Work Ethics 20.Sustainable Peace And Stability 21: Social Reformation For Sustainable Security 22: Somalia As A Hospitalized Patient 23: Our Problem Is A Mind Faculty 24: Mental Rehabilitation 25.Somalia Needs No Military, But 26. Conflict Between Culture And Politics 27: Curing The Chaos From Its Causes 28. Reconciliation And Reintegration 29: Public Investment Creates Reconciliation 30: Somalia Does Not Need Foreign Peace Operation But Border Surveillance 31: Somalis Know How To Resolve Their Internal Conflicts 32: Peace Making Methodology 33: Disarmament And Demobilization 34.Changing The Disputed Territories To Brotherly Neighborhood Denizens Chapter Six: 35.Domestic And Foreign Policy 36.All We Are Lacking Is a Leader 37: The Best Generation to Lead 38: Election And Its Toolkits 39: Governmental Structure 40: Competitive Leadership For Somaa 41: Political Choice For New Somalia 42.Personal Principles Lead To National Development 43: Tackling The Crisis Of Nepotism. 44: How To Eliminate Nepotism Based on Clannish System 45: How To Combat Mal-Administration, 46.General Advice To the Domestic Political Stakeholders 47: Special Advice To Foreign Political Stakeholders 48.Special Advice To the To The Islamic Extremists 49.Special Advice To New Generation 50.Modern Electronic System TO Eliminate Corruption 51. Fresh National E-Census 52.Economic Reformation For Development 53.Poverty And Hunger Eradication 54: Humanitarian Aid Or Development Cooperation 55: How To Deal With NGOs) 56: Privatization of Institutions 57: Local Product vs. Imported Product 58.Sustainable Development Collectively Working With Gender Balance 60. Commerce And Trade 62. Tourism And Energy Industry 63: Creating Job Opportunities 64: Land Construction And Environment 65. City Planning 66: Mogadishus Urban Development Strategies Conclusion General Annotations Concluding Remarks Bibliography Introduction To My Political Platform

States, Scarcity, and Civil Strife in the Developing World

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Author: Colin H. Kahl
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States, Scarcity, and Civil Strife in the Developing World by Colin H. Kahl Book Resume:

Over the past several decades, civil and ethnic wars have undermined prospects for economic and political development, destabilized entire regions of the globe, and left millions dead. States, Scarcity, and Civil Strife in the Developing World argues that demographic and environmental stress--the interactions among rapid population growth, environmental degradation, inequality, and emerging scarcities of vital natural resources--represents one important source of turmoil in today's world. Kahl contends that this type of stress places enormous strains on both societies and governments in poor countries, increasing their vulnerability to armed conflict. He identifies two pathways whereby this process unfolds: state failure and state exploitation. State failure conflicts occur when population growth, environmental degradation, and resource inequality weaken the capacity, legitimacy, and cohesion of governments, thereby expanding the opportunities and incentives for rebellion and intergroup violence. State exploitation conflicts, in contrast, occur when political leaders themselves capitalize on the opportunities arising from population pressures, natural resource scarcities, and related social grievances to instigate violence that serves their parochial interests. Drawing on a wide array of social science theory, this book argues that demographically and environmentally induced conflicts are most likely to occur in countries that are deeply split along ethnic, religious, regional, or class lines, and which have highly exclusive and discriminatory political systems. The empirical portion of the book evaluates the theoretical argument through in-depth case studies of civil strife in the Philippines, Kenya, and numerous other countries. The book concludes with an analysis of the challenges demographic and environmental change will pose to international security in the decades ahead.

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Africa

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Author: H. Solomon
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Traditional counter-terrorism approaches, with their emphasis on the military, are failing. This is seen in the fact that there is an average of three terrorist attacks per day in Africa. This study calls for more holistic solutions, with an emphasis on development and better governance to curb the scourge of terrorism.

The Genesis of the Civil War in Somalia

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Author: Muuse Yuusuf
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This study explores the genesis of the civil war in Somalia by analysing the defeat of Somalia in the 1977 Ogaden war, asserting that this defeat, which was prompted by the intervention of the USSR, was a turning point which unleashed long term socio-political forces that led to the collapse of the central government of the country. Muuse Yuusuf analyses the history of the Somali civil war, from 1977 to the present, and the role played by various actors in the conflict such as local clans, warlords and foreign powers, and examines the present day by-products of the war, such as religious extremism. Crucially, Yuusuf looks beyond the mainstream explanation for the conflict – that of rival clans fighting over resources. By recognising the impact of foreign military interventions in Somalia, from superpower rivalry during the cold war to the war-on-terror, on the initiation and perpetuation of the Somali conflict, the book attempts to identify foreign military intervention as a new paradigm in the discourse around it.

The Mother and the Bread Winner

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Author: Meron Zeleke
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The Mother and the Bread Winner by Meron Zeleke Book Resume:

The book examines the interplay between technology, social organization and gender based on an ethnographic study among the Gumuz in the Benishangul region of Northwestern Ethiopia. It draws on and critiques the analytical framework built by Boserup (1970) and further refined by Goody (1976), i.e., the type of farming technology a society uses determines its social organizational principles and defines gender roles and statuses. (Series: Spektrum. Berliner Reihe zu Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Politik in Entwicklungsländern/Berlin Series on Society, Economy and Politics in Developing Countries - Vol. 103)

Conflict and Accommodation in Western Kenya

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Author: Robert M. Maxon
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The Gusii people of Kenya, Africa, were the last major Kenyan ethnic group to be conquered by the British. This is an account of their experience under colonial control and a portrayal of their strong and steadfast resistance. Illustrated with maps and tables.

The Highlanders of Scotland

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Author: Skene, William F.
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The Highlanders of Scotland is a two-volume set by William F. Skene. Volume I contains the origin, history, and antiquities of the Higlanders as well as a sketch of their manners and customs. The second is an account of the clans into which they were divided and the state of society that existed among them. It was edited by Alexander Macbain and contains notes by him as well. William F. Skene, was declared "British Authors of the Nineteenth Century" by H. W. Wilson Company, New York, 1936.

African Literatures in English

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Author: Gareth Griffiths
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Here is an introduction to the history of English writing from East and West Africa drawing on a range of texts from the slave diaspora to the post-war upsurge in African English language and literature from these regions.

Consequences of Longterm Conflicts in Northeast India

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Author: V R Raghavan
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In the case of Northeast India, a number of researchers were engaged to study different and multi-layered dynamics of the conflict and the consequences. This is the second book that encompasses the studies presented by many researchers on different facets of this conflict.

Things Fall Apart

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Author: Chinua Achebe
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Okonkwo is the greatest warrior alive, famous throughout West Africa. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. Chinua Achebe's stark novel reshaped both African and world literature. This arresting parable of a proud but powerless man witnessing the ruin of his people begins Achebe's landmark trilogy of works chronicling the fate of one African community, continued in Arrow of God and No Longer at Ease.

Rising Powers and Peacebuilding

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Author: Charles T Call,Cedric de Coning
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This edited volume examines the policies and practices of rising powers on peacebuilding. It analyzes how and why their approaches differ from those of traditional donors and multilateral institutions. The policies of the rising powers towards peacebuilding may significantly influence how the UN and others undertake peacebuilding in the future. This book is an invaluable resource for practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students who want to understand how peacebuilding is likely to evolve over the next decades.

Clan and Tribal Perspectives on Social, Economic and Environmental Sustainability

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Author: James C. Spee,Adela J. McMurray,Mark D. McMillan
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Clan and Tribal Perspectives on Social, Economic and Environmental Sustainability by James C. Spee,Adela J. McMurray,Mark D. McMillan Book Resume:

In a climate of in-migration, clan and tribal communities have been forced to build sustainable solutions together. Breaking fresh ground by shining a light on sustainability journeys from outside the global mainstream, this book demonstrates how sustainable development occurs in respectful collaboration between equals.

Clausewitz and African War

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Author: Isabelle Duyvesteyn
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Clausewitz and African War by Isabelle Duyvesteyn Book Resume:

This book shows that wars that have hitherto been mainly interpreted as driven by economic, resource, ethnic or clan interests (such as the conflicts in Liberia and Somalia in the early 1990s) do have an overriding political rationale, which revalidates Carl von Clausewitz’s nineteenth-century understanding of war.

The Magical Body

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Author: Richard Eves
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An intriguing exploration of the role and significance of the body in the world of a Pacific Islands People, the Lelet of New Ireland (Papua New Guinea). In vivid ethnographic detail, the monograph captures the fluidity and complexity of Lelet conceptions of corporeality and their significance to identity as they encounter the influences of modernity, in the form of colonialism, Christianity and cash-cropping. The author examines the importance of the body to constructions of identity and difference, and its role in the constitution of place and space. The book provides a richly detailed ethnographic study of magical belief and the body whilst paying particular attention to the polyvalent meanings of bodily images and metaphors as they are used in numerous contexts of magic.

BattleTech: Fall From Glory

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Author: Randall N. Bills
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FLIGHT INTO THE UNKNOWN… 100 million dead. 500 million wounded. One billion homeless. The worst war in human history is over—and has left the Star League shattered. Jealousy and infighting from the five Great House Lords over who will be the next First Lord has the entire Inner Sphere already teetering on the brink of all-out conflict again. Against this grim backdrop, Aleksandr Kerensky, commanding general of the Star League Defense Force, faces a terrible choice. Stay, and see the mightiest military ever known subsumed into the Great Houses, lighting a conflagration that may burn even brighter than the terrible Amaris Coup. Or do the unthinkable… To save the Inner Sphere, Aleksander—along with his sons, Nicholas and Andery—must leave it behind. He marshals the largest fleet ever assembled to carry millions of people on thousands of JumpShips to head into the unknown. Exodus! But though the Great General strives to make a fresh start for his people far from the Inner Sphere, old habits and allegiances are difficult to leave behind. Soon the Kerenskys and their followers face threats both external and internal as they search the endless black for a new world upon which they can forge a Star League-in-Exile…or die trying.

Not all the King's Men

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Author: Martin R. Doornbos
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Environmental Conflicts, Migration and Governance

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Author: Krieger, Tim,Panke, Diana
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Environmental Conflicts, Migration and Governance by Krieger, Tim,Panke, Diana Book Resume:

The globalized era is characterized by a high degree of interconnectedness across borders and continents and this includes human migration. Migration flows have led to new governance challenges and, at times, populist political backlashes. A key driver of migration is environmental conflict and this is only likely to increase with the effects of climate change. Bringing together world-leading researchers from across political science, environmental studies, economics and sociology, this urgent book uses a multifaceted theoretical and methodological approach to delve into core questions and concerns surrounding migration, climate change and conflict, providing invaluable insights into one of the most pressing global issues of our time.

An Archaeology of Resistance

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Author: Alfredo González-Ruibal
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An Archaeology of Resistance by Alfredo González-Ruibal Book Resume:

An Archaeology of Resistance: Materiality and Time in an African Borderland studies the tactics of resistance deployed by a variety of indigenous communities in the borderland between Sudan and Ethiopia.The main objective of the work is to understand the diverse forms of resistance that characterizes the borderland groups, with an emphasis on two essentially archaeological themes, materiality and time, by combining archaeological, political and social theory, ethnographic methods and historical data to examine different processes of resistance in the long term.

The Naravan Chronicles Vol 1

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Author: Isabo Kelly
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PROMISE (The Naravan Chronicles 1) Kira Farseaker has made it her mission to save Narava’s alien species from government-sanctioned extermination. Officer David Cario’s assignment to a Shifter extermination squadron might be just the break he needs to uncover the secrets behind his sister’s execution. Tangled in a web of treachery and deceit, Kira and David struggle between duty and a growing passion that could destroy everything they’ve worked for…or save both their lives. INTERFACE (The Naravan Chronicles 2) When Gina’s nanotech research leads to murder and death threats, her father hires private mercenaries to protect her. Alex has a rule. No romantic relationships with clients. That rule goes out the airlock when he meets Gina. But protecting her means ignoring his feelings and hers, and Alex isn’t good at ignoring things… SECRET (The Naravan Chronicles 3) When Dr. Ti’ann Jones uncovers a secret that could alter the course of her planet’s future, she’s forced to call in security. Nathan thought guarding an archaeological site would be a break from his normal high-tension contracts—until he comes face-to-face with a woman he hasn’t been able to forget. But if Ti’ann and Nathan can prevent a war, and survive, they might discover a future together. PARADISE (The Naravan Chronicles 4) With chaos brewing in FarMore space stations biggest resort casino, Security Chief Meiling Trudeau will have to decide if she can trust the man she used to love—with the safety of her space station as well as her heart. FLIGHT (The Naravan Chronicles 5) Clare needs the help of notorious space pirate Raf Tygran, but falling for someone like Raf is a guaranteed disaster for someone like her, and she can’t afford the distraction. Raf knows Clare is a liar the minute they meet. He loves liars, and the delectable Clare is a liar he wants to know better. Can two adventure junkies find a future together without starting a galactic war?

Classical Antiquity in Video Games

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Author: Christian Rollinger
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Classical Antiquity in Video Games by Christian Rollinger Book Resume:

From gaming consoles to smartphones, video games are everywhere today, including those set in historical times and particularly in the ancient world. This volume explores the varied depictions of the ancient world in video games and demonstrates the potential challenges of games for scholars as well as the applications of game engines for educational and academic purposes. With successful series such as “Assassin's Creed” or "Civilization” selling millions of copies, video games rival even television and cinema in their role in shaping younger audiences' perceptions of the past. Yet classical scholarship, though embracing other popular media as areas of research, has so far largely ignored video games as a vehicle of classical reception. This collection of essays fills this gap with a dedicated study of receptions, remediations and representations of Classical Antiquity across all electronic gaming platforms and genres. It presents cutting-edge research in classics and classical receptions, game studies and archaeogaming, adopting different perspectives and combining papers from scholars, gamers, game developers and historical consultants. In doing so, it delivers the first state-of-the-art account of both the wide array of 'ancient' video games, as well as the challenges and rewards of this new and exciting field.

Murrinhpatha Morphology and Phonology

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Author: John Mansfield
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Murrinhpatha Morphology and Phonology by John Mansfield Book Resume:

Murrinhpatha is an Australian Aboriginal language spoken in a region of tropical savannah and tidal inlets on the north coast of the continent. Some 3000 speakers live mostly in the towns of Wadeye and Nganmarriyanga, though they maintain close ties to their traditional lands, totems and spirit ancestors. Murrinhpatha word structure is highly complex, and quite distinct from the better-known Pama-Nyungan languages of central and southern Australia. Murrinhpatha is characterised by prolific compounding, clitic clusters, cumulative inflection, irregular allomorphy and phonological assimilation. This book provides a comprehensive account of these phenomena, giving particular attention to questions of morphological constituency, lexical storage, and whether there is really such thing as a ‘word’ unit.

Modern Clan Politics

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Author: Edward Schatz
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Edward Schatz explores the politics of kin-based clan divisions in the post-Soviet state of Kazakhstan. Drawing from extensive ethnographic and archival research, interviews, and wide-ranging secondary sources, he highlights a politics that poses a two-tiered challenge to current thinking about modernity and Central Asia. First, asking why kinship divisions do not fade from political life with modernization, he shows that the state actually constructs clan relationships by infusing them with practical political and social meaning. By activating the most important quality of clans - their "concealability" - the state is itself responsible for the vibrant politics of these subethnic divisions which has emerged and flourished in post-Soviet Kazakhstan. Subethnic divisions are crucial to understanding how group solidarities and power relations coexist and where they intersect. But, in a second challenge to current thinking, Schatz argues that clan politics should not be understood simply as competition among primordial groups. Rather, the meanings attributed to clan relationships - both the public stigmas and the publicly proclaimed pride in clans - are part and parcel of this contest. Drawing parallels with relevant cases from the Middle East, East and North Africa, and other parts of the former USSR, Schatz concludes that a more appropriate policy may be achieved by making clans a legitimate part of political and social life, rendering them less powerful or corrupt by increasing their transparency. Political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists, policy makers, and others who study state power and identity groups will find a wealth of empirical material and conceptual innovation for discussion and debate.

The Lord-Protector’S War

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Author: Sean C. Helms
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No matter the cost in blood and sacrificeFreedom! An ancient evil long forgotten has returned to stalk the world when the dreaded tome of Morgan le Fay is unearthed. As malevolence grows and a dark plague spreads, the fragile peace in Scotland is shattered by invasion. With conquest and foul slavery at hand the only hope for humanity, at the dawn of that new age, rests upon the war-weary shoulders of bloodied Highland clans, the aid of bold Irish warriors and legendary riders of the Sidhe. The unlikely allies must make a desperate stand or see a diabolical enemy vanquish all!

Al-Shabaab in Somalia

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Author: Stig Jarle Hansen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Al-Shabaab in Somalia by Stig Jarle Hansen Book Resume:

Since early 2007 a new breed of combatants has appeared on the streets of Mogadishu and other towns in Somalia: the 'Shabaab', or youth, the only self-proclaimed branch of al-Qaeda to have gained acceptance (and praise) from Ayman al-Zawahiri and 'AQ centre' in Afghanistan. Itself an offshoot of the Islamic Courts Union, which split in 2006, Shabaab has imposed Sharia law and is also heavily influenced by local clan structures within Somalia itself. It remains an infamous and widely discussed, yet little-researched and understood, Islamist group. Hansen's remarkable book attempts to go beyond the media headlines and simplistic analyses based on alarmist or localist narratives and, by employing intensive field research conducted within Somalia, as well as on the ground interviews with Shabaab leaders themselves, explores the history of a remarkable organisation, one that has survived predictions of its collapse on several occasions. Hansen portrays al-Shabaab as a hybrid Islamist organization that combines a strong streak of Somali nationalism with the rhetorical obligations of international jihadism, thereby attracting a not insignificant number of foreign fighters to its ranks. Both these strands of Shabaab have been inadvertently boosted by Ethiopian, American and African Union attempts to defeat it militarily, all of which have come to nought.

Scotland before the Industrial Revolution

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Author: Ian D. Whyte
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Scotland before the Industrial Revolution by Ian D. Whyte Book Resume:

This splendid portrait of medieval and early modern Scotland through to the Union and its aftermath has no current rival in chronological range, thematic scope and richness of detail. Ian Whyte pays due attention to the wide regional variations within Scotland itself and to the distinctive elements of her economy and society; but he also highlights the many parallels between the Scottish experience and that of her neighbours, especially England. The result sets the development of Scotland within its British context and beyond, in a book that will interest and delight far more than Scottish specialists alone.

Security, Clans and Tribes

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Author: A. Lewis,Marilyn Rueschemeyer
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Security, Clans and Tribes by A. Lewis,Marilyn Rueschemeyer Book Resume:

Offering an introduction to clanism and tribalism in the Gulf of Aden area, Dr Lewis uses these concepts to analyse security in Yemen, Somalia, Somaliland and the broader region. This historical overview of conflict in each country, and the resulting threats of piracy and terrorism, will benefit both the casual reader and student of development.

Research in Anthropological Topics

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Author: Alicia Meza
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Research in Anthropological Topics by Alicia Meza Book Resume:

The aim of this book is to present a varied research within the four sub-fields of Anthropology: Archaeology, Ethnology, Linguistics and Biological Anthropology, as it was conceived by Frank Boaz. Perhaps my emphasis has been mostly in Archaeology, since I specialize in the Archaeology of Egypt and the Middle East. Nevertheless, I touch other topics as well. For instance sometimes I would connect archaeology and Egyptian art or literature and Egyptian linguistics. The total result has been a mixed of topics that relate in one way or another to Anthropology, the study of human behavior. Perhaps, if a student is looking for subjects to do term papers, or needs bibliography to start a research in a certain topic, this would be of help. I don't pretend that my research is paramount, but there are some subjects and investigations that are unique, as any truly research should be. I hope that the reader enjoys the vast amount of creativity human behavior can produce.

Jihad & Co.

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Jihad & Co. by Aisha Ahmad Book Resume:

For two decades, militant jihadism has been one of the world's most pressing security crises. In civil wars and insurgencies across the Muslim world, certain Islamist groups have taken advantage of the anarchy to establish political control over a broad range of territories and communities. In effect, they have built radical new jihadist proto-states. Why have some ideologically-inspired Islamists been able to build state-like polities out of civil war stalemate, while many other armed groups have failed to gain similar traction? What makes jihadists win? In Jihad & Co., Aisha Ahmad argues that there are concrete economic reasons behind Islamist success. By tracking the economic activities of jihadist groups in Afghanistan, Somalia, Pakistan, Mali, and Iraq, she uncovers an unlikely actor in bringing Islamist groups to power: the local business community. To illuminate the nexus between business and Islamist interests in civil war, Ahmad journeys into war-torn bazaars to meet with both jihadists and the smugglers who financed their rise to power. From the arms markets in the Pakistani border region to the street markets of Mogadishu, their stories reveal a powerful economic logic behind the rise of Islamist power in civil wars. Behind the fiery rhetoric and impassioned, ideological claims is the cold, hard cash of the local war economy. Moving readers back and forth between mosques, marketplaces, and battlefields, Ahmad makes a powerful argument that economic savvy, as much as ideological fervor, explains the rise of militant jihadism across the modern Muslim world.

The Cave Painters

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Author: Gregory Curtis
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The Cave Painters is a vivid introduction to the spectacular cave paintings of France and Spain—the individuals who rediscovered them, theories about their origins, their splendor and mystery. Gregory Curtis makes us see the astonishing sophistication and power of the paintings and tells us what is known about their creators, the Cro-Magnon people of some 40,000 years ago. He takes us through various theories—that the art was part of fertility or hunting rituals, or used for religious purposes, or was clan mythology—examining the ways interpretations have changed over time. Rich in detail, personalities, and history, The Cave Painters is above all permeated with awe for those distant humans who developed—perhaps for the first time—both the ability for abstract thought and a profound and beautiful way to express it.

Rural Society in the Age of Reason

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Author: Chris J. Dalglish
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Rural Society in the Age of Reason by Chris J. Dalglish Book Resume:

My interest in the archaeology of the Scottish Highlands began long before I had any formal training in the subject. Growing up on the eastern fringes of the southern Highlands, close to Loch Lomond, it was not hard stumble across ruined buildings, old field boundaries, and other traces of everyday life in the past. This is especially true if you spend much time, as I have done, climbing the nearby mountains and walking and driving through the various glens that give access into the Highlands. At the time, I had no real understanding of these remains, simply accepting them as being built and old. After studying archaeology for a few years at the University of Glasgow, itself only a short commute from the area where I grew up, I became acutely aware that I still had no real understanding of these - miliar, yet enigmatic, buildings and fields. This and a growing interest in Scotland’s historical archaeology drove me to take several courses on the subject of rural settlement studies. These courses allowed me to place what I now knew to be houses, barns, mills, shieling (transhumance) settlements, rig-and-furrow cultivation, and other related remains in history. Overwhelmingly, they seemed to date from the period of the last 300 years. I also began to understand how they all worked together as component parts of daily rural life in the past.

Muslim Ethiopia

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Author: Terje Østebø
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Muslim Ethiopia by Terje Østebø Book Resume:

Drawing on international and multidisciplinary expertise, this pioneering edited collection analyzing Islam in contemporary Ethiopia challenges the popular notion of a 'Christian Ethiopia' imagined as the century-old, never colonized Abyssinia, isolated in the highlands and dominated by Orthodox Christianity.

BattleTech Legends: Falcon Rising

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BattleTech Legends: Falcon Rising by Robert Thurston Book Resume:

AS THE CLANS PLAN THEIR INVASION... As the Khans of the Clans gather on Strana Mechty to plan a new invasion of the Inner Sphere, Jade Falcon Khan Marthe Pryde strives to rebuild her Clan to its former glory. She bloods new warriors and wins others in Trials from other Clans, but she cannot waste any fine warrior—even those who are freeborn. She gives a Trinary composed entirely of freeborns to a freeborn Star Captain and allows Diana, the freeborn daughter of a Jade Falcon hero, to compete for a bloodname. TWO OF THEIR OWN CLASH IN BATTLE... The Khans of the Steel Vipers—long-standing rivals of the Falcons—use these radical moves against Marthe, attacking her in the Grand Council. In the midst of this war of intimidation, the Inner Sphere accomplishes the unthinkable—an invasion of Clan space. But even that cannot stop Marthe Pryde or the Steel Vipers as their ripening conflict explodes into war...

The Reasons for Underdevelopment

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Author: Donatella Strangio
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The Reasons for Underdevelopment by Donatella Strangio Book Resume:

The history of Italian colonial affairs has recently attracted renewed interest from historians and economists. It is a complex and involved question. Over the last few years, though perhaps slightly later than the more mature historiography of other European countries, the work of some important scholars has opened up new fields of investigation and research. Recent studies have tried to analyse in greater depth the working mechanisms of the colonial system, broadening the field of investigation also to the perspective of African countries and the political-economic equilibriums of the second half of the 20th century. This study fits into this area of research and analyses crucial aspects of the decolonisation of Somalia, the history of the presence of Italian banking in Somaliland; relations between Italian and Somali institutions; Italian political-monetary policies during the reconstruction and the first economic boom.

Economic Development, Inequality and War

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Author: E. Nafziger,J. Auvinen
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Economic Development, Inequality and War by E. Nafziger,J. Auvinen Book Resume:

Economic Development, Inequality and War shows how economic decline, income inequality, pervasive rent seeking by ruling elites, political authoritarianism, military centrality and competition for mineral exports contribute to war and humanitarian emergencies. Economic regress and political decay bring about relative deprivation, perception by social groups of injustice arising from a growing discrepancy between what they expect and get. Nafziger and Auvinen indicate that both economic greed and social grievances drive contemporary civil wars. Finally, the authors also identify policies for preventing humanitarian emergencies.

BattleTech: Slack Tide

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Author: Jason Schmetzer,Philip A. Lee
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BattleTech: Slack Tide by Jason Schmetzer,Philip A. Lee Book Resume:

PEACE MAY SELL…BUT WHAT IF NO ONE’S BUYING? On 21 May 3052, the seemingly unstoppable military juggernaut of the invading Clans was defeated in a pitched campaign on the quiet world of Tukayyid. This astonishing victory bought the weary armies of the Inner Sphere a fifteen-year stay before the invasion can resume. But despite the truce, the fire driving the Clans’ centuries-long quest to conquer Terra, the birthplace of humankind, and rebuild Inner Sphere civilization in their warmongering image has not been extinguished. Conflict still rages above the truce line, and the Clans are biding their time until the tide of war can surge up and flood the Inner Sphere once more. Slack Tide collects nine stories that chronicle the life-and-death struggles still being waged in the wake of Tukayyid’s so-called peace. Fan-favorite authors such as Jason Hansa, Philip A. Lee, and Craig A. Reed, Jr. spin tales of undercover operatives seeking to gain the secrets of Clan BattleMech technology, Inner Sphere MechWarriors attempting dangerous escapes from Clan-controlled planets, and mercenaries fighting to protect the only things that truly matter to them—themselves and their loved ones. The Clans’ invasion may have been temporarily halted, but the true battles for the future of the Inner Sphere have only just begun…