Revolutionary Committees in the Cultural Revolution Era of China

History / Military

Fees Must Fall : Student Revolt, Decolonisation and Governance in South Africa
The Macedonians in Athens, 322-229 B.C. : Proceedings of an
International Conference Held at the University of Athens, May 24-26, 2001
Romano-British Settlement and Cemeteries at Mucking :
Excavations by Margaret and Tom Jones, 1965–1978
Revolutionary Committees in the Cultural Revolution Era of China: Exploring a Mode of Governance in Historical and Future Perspectives by Peijie Wang
Robert Eccleshall, “Biographical Dictionary of British Prime Ministers”

Fees Must Fall : Student Revolt, Decolonisation and Governance in South Africa

English | 2016 | ISBN: 1868149854 | 361 Pages | PDF | 9.6 MB

Fees Must Fall, the student revolt that began in October 2015, was an uprising against lack of access to, and financial exclusion from, higher education in South Africa. More broadly, it radically questioned the socio-political dispensation resulting from the 1994 social pact between big business, the ruling elite and the liberation movement.
The 2015 revolt links to national and international youth struggles of the recent past and is informed by Black Consciousness politics and social movements of the international Left. Yet, its objectives are more complex than those of earlier struggles. The student movement has challenged the hierarchical, top-down leadership system of university management and it’s ‘double speak’ of professing to act in workers and students interests while being captives of old styles of governance. The revolt expresses, above all, the student youth’s anger and frustration with the prevailing social order.
This book maps the contours of student discontent a year after the start of the Fees Must Fall revolt. Student voices dissect coloniality, improper compromises by the founders of democratic South Africa, feminism, worker rights and meaningful education. In-depth assessments by prominent scholars reflect on the complexities of student activism, its impact on national and university governance, and offer provocative analyses of the power of the revolt.

The Macedonians in Athens, 322-229 B.C. : Proceedings of an
International Conference Held at the University of Athens, May 24-26, 2001

English | 2016 by Oxbow Books | ISBN: 1842170929 | 279 Pages | PDF | 36 MB

For a century following the end of the Lamian War in 322 B.C., Athens’ harbour at Pireus was almost constantly occupied by a Macedonian garrison. The Macedonian presence dealt a crucial blow to Athenian independence and Athenian democracy, initiating the first in a long and intermittent series of foreign occupations. The twenty-eight papers in this volume are based on an international conference hosted by the University of Athens in May 2001, and focus on various aspects of Athenian art, archaeology and history in the century of Macedonian domination. They consider Athens’ new role as a political stepping stone for potential Successors to the throne of Macedon – Cassander, Demetrios Poliorketes and Antigonos Gonatas were each able to secure Macedonia by using Athens as a power base – and the ways in which Athenian culture was affected by the Macedonian presence. They contribute to the ongoing debate about the reasons for the Macedonian ascendancy, the degree of independence accorded Athens by their Macedonian overlords, the third-century archon list, and changes in Athenian art and architecture

Romano-British Settlement and Cemeteries at Mucking :
Excavations by Margaret and Tom Jones, 1965–1978

English | 2016 | ISBN: 1785702688 | 481 Pages | True PDF | 31 MB

Excavations at Mucking, Essex, between 1965 and 1978, revealed extensive evidence for a multiphase rural Romano-British settlement, perhaps an estate center, and five associated cemetery areas (170 burials) with different burial areas reserved for different groups within the settlement. The settlement demonstrated clear continuity from the preceding Iron Age occupation with unbroken sequences of artefacts and enclosures through the first century AD, followed by rapid and extensive remodeling, which included the laying out a Central Enclosure and an organized water supply with wells, accompanied by the start of large-scale pottery production. After the mid-second century AD the Central Enclosure was largely abandoned and settlement shifted its focus more to the Southern Enclosure system with a gradual decline though the 3rd and 4th centuries although continued burial, pottery and artefactual deposition indicate that a form of settlement continued, possibly with some low-level pottery production. Some of the latest Roman pottery was strongly associated with the earliest Anglo-Saxon style pottery suggesting the existence of a terminal Roman settlement phase that essentially involved an ‘Anglo-Saxon’ community. Given recent revisions of the chronology for the early Anglo-Saxon period, this casts an intriguing light on the transition, with radical implications for understandings of this period. Each of the cemetery areas was in use for a considerable length of time. Taken as a whole, Mucking was very much a componented place/complex; it was its respective parts that fostered its many cemeteries, whose diverse rites reflect the variability and roles of the settlement’s evidently varied inhabitants.

Revolutionary Committees in the Cultural Revolution Era of China: Exploring a Mode of Governance in Historical and Future Perspectives by Peijie Wang

English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319572032 | 111 Pages | PDF | 3.5 MB

This book analyzes Revolutionary Committees during the Cultural Revolution period in the People’s Republic of China. It aims to draw serious scholarly attention to, and bring about an impartial assessment of, the events in this period independent of partisan hysteria. The project explains what the Revolutionary Committee was composed of, how it formed, and how it differed from the pre- and post-Cultural Revolution governance institutions.

Robert Eccleshall, “Biographical Dictionary of British Prime Ministers”

ISBN: 0415108306, 0415187214 | 1998 | EPUB | 448 pages | 733 KB

The Biographical Dictionary of British Prime Ministers is a wide-ranging, comprehensive guide to the political lives of Britain’s prime ministers from Sir Robert Walpole to Tony Blair. Written by some of the leading authorities on British politics this authoritative dictionary provides essential information about each premiership, including facts and analytical debate. Each entry has been written to the same formula and contains: • brief biographical information outlining career history and significant dates and events • a brief summary of the significance and peculiarities of a particular prime minister followed by a more descriptive and interpretative account of his or her political life and impact on British politics • references and further reading. The Biographical Dictionary of British Prime Ministers addresses many of the key themes to understanding the role and impact of particular prime ministers such as: the political context; party management and reform; intra-party intellectual debate; and where relevant the evolution of the office of prime minister.