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Download Dictionary of the Khazars (M) PDF by Milorad Pavic Full Free and published by Vintage. This book was released on 1989-10-23 with total page 357 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A national bestseller, Dictionary of the Khazars was cited by The New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of the year. Written in two versions, male and female (both available in Vintage International), which are identical save for seventeen crucial lines, Dictionary is the imaginary book of knowledge of the Khazars, a people who flourished somewhere beyond Transylvania between the seventh and ninth centuries. Eschewing conventional narrative and plot, this lexicon novel combines the dictionaries of the world's three major religions with entries that leap between past and future, featuring three unruly wise men, a book printed in poison ink, suicide by mirrors, a chimerical princess, a sect of priests who can infiltrate one's dreams, romances between the living and the dead, and much more.


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Publisher : Hamish Hamilton
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ISBN 10 : IND:32000003273085
Pages : 338 pages
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ISBN 10 : 0804731810
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Download Making a Nation, Breaking a Nation PDF by Andrew Wachtel Full Free and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book focuses on the cultural processes by which the idea of a Yugoslav nation was developed and on the reasons that this idea ultimately failed to bind the South Slavs into a viable nation and state. The author argues that the collapse of multinational Yugoslavia and the establishment of separate uninational states did not result from the breakdown of the political or economic fabric of the Yugoslav state; rather, that breakdown itself sprang from the destruction of the concept of a Yugoslav nation. Had such a concept been retained, a collapse of political authority would have been followed by the eventual reconstitution of a Yugoslav state, as happened after World War II, rather than the creation of separate nation-states. Because the author emphasizes nation building rather than state building, the causes and evidence he cites for Yugoslavia’s collapse differ markedly from those that have previously been put forward. He concentrates on culture and cultural politics in the South Slavic lands from the mid-nineteenth century to the present in order to delineate those ideological mechanisms that helped lay the foundation for the formation of a Yugoslav nation in the first place, sustained the nation during its approximately seventy-year existence, and led to its dissolution. The book describes the evolution of the idea of Yugoslav national unity in four major areas: linguistic policies geared to creating a shared national language, the promulgation of a Yugoslav literary and artistic canon, an educational policy that emphasized the teaching of literature and history in schools, and the production of new literary and artistic works incorporating a Yugoslav view. In the book’s conclusion, the author discusses the relevance of the Yugoslav case for other parts of the world, considering whether the triumph of particularist nationalism is inevitable in multinational states.


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Download The Facts on File Companion to the World Novel PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781438108360
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ISBN 10 : 9780691188645
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ISBN 10 : 9783030225452
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ISBN 10 : 9781135913939
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ISBN 10 : 9789047421450
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Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9622096972
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ISBN 10 : 9783110378030
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Download Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages (500-1300) (2 vols) PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9789004395190
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ISBN 10 : 9780226796062
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Download Lives of the Great Languages PDF by Karla Mallette Full Free and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2021-09-17 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Part I: Group Portrait with Language -- Chapter 1: A Poetics of the Cosmopolitan Language -- Chapter 2: My Tongue -- Chapter 3: A Cat May Look at a King -- Part II: Space, Place, and the Cosmopolitan Language -- Chapter 4: Territory / Frontiers / Routes -- Chapter 5: Tracks -- Chapter 6: Tribal Rugs -- Part III: Translation and Time -- Chapter 7: The Soul of a New Language -- Chapter 8: On First Looking into Mattā's Aristotle -- Chapter 9: "I Became a Fable" -- Chapter 10: A Spy in the House of Language -- Part IV: Beyond the Cosmopolitan Language -- Chapter 11: Silence -- Chapter 12: The Shadow of Latinity -- Chapter 13: Life Writing.


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ISBN 10 : 9783110969801
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ISBN 10 : 9781784770563
Pages : 428 pages
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Download Serbia PDF by Laurence Mitchell Full Free and published by Bradt Travel Guides. This book was released on 2017-09-05 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new, thoroughly updated fifth edition of Bradt's Serbia remains the most acclaimed guide available to a country which in recent years has welcomed an increasing number of foreign tourists to discover its attractive rolling countryside, lively cities, excellent food and friendly people. Development of tourism infrastructure continues apace in Serbia and this new edition reflects all the changes and trends of recent years, including Belgrade's increasing popularity as a weekend break destination, the continued evolution and rising quality of accommodation across all price brackets in both the capital and beyond, the development of Belgrade's Savamala riverfront area, the rise in popularity of bird-watching holidays, the possibilities for wine tours, and the increase in visitors to the EXIT festival held annually in Novi Sad and to the Guca trumpet festival in central Serbia. Particularly notable since the previous edition is Serbia's dramatic improvement in English-language facilities for visitors, with many towns and cities now having tourist information centres with helpful staff, all of which are detailed in this guide. Written by an expert author, the Bradt guide to Serbia offers up-to-date background information on the country's geography, history, economy, politics and people, as well as a strong emphasis on culture and the arts - music, literature, cinema and art - and on natural history, including a thorough overview of Serbia's best wildlife sites. Comprehensive and up-to-date listings of the best places to stay and eat according to budget are covered, along with reliable public transport information to enable you to travel independently with confidence. This guide recommends facilities and places of interest that will hold appeal for all types of visitor - from impecunious young travellers seeking a fun-filled city break to older visitors who prefer a slower pace and wish to immerse themselves in local tradition. Despite burgeoning interest, Serbia remains one of the least known corners of Europe. Belgrade and second city Novi Sad are lively, cosmopolitan and welcoming, while rural Serbia, with its hidden monasteries and gorgeous countryside, is an undiscovered gem. With the Bradt guide you will be able to discover all this intriguing country has to offer.


Download Nation, Language, and the Ethics of Translation PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9780691116099
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Download Nation, Language, and the Ethics of Translation PDF by Sandra Bermann Full Free and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2005-07-25 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In recent years, scholarship on translation has moved well beyond the technicalities of converting one language into another and beyond conventional translation theory. With new technologies blurring distinctions between "the original" and its reproductions, and with globalization redefining national and cultural boundaries, "translation" is now emerging as a reformulated subject of lively, interdisciplinary debate. Nation, Language, and the Ethics of Translation enters the heart of this debate. It covers an exceptional range of topics, from simultaneous translation to legal theory, from the language of exile to the language of new nations, from the press to the cinema; and cultures and languages from contemporary Bengal to ancient Japan, from translations of Homer to the work of Don DeLillo. All twenty-two essays, by leading voices including Gayatri Spivak and the late Edward Said, are provocative and persuasive. The book's four sections--"Translation as Medium and across Media," "The Ethics of Translation," "Translation and Difference," and "Beyond the Nation"--together provide a comprehensive view of current thinking on nationality and translation, one that will be widely consulted for years to come. The contributors are Jonathan E. Abel, Emily Apter, Sandra Bermann, Vilashini Cooppan, Stanley Corngold, David Damrosch, Robert Eaglestone, Stathis Gourgouris, Pierre Legrand, Jacques Lezra, Françoise Lionnet, Sylvia Molloy, Yopie Prins, Edward Said, Azade Seyhan, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Henry Staten, Lawrence Venuti, Lynn Visson, Gauri Viswanathan, Samuel Weber, and Michael Wood.


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ISBN 10 : 1841622036
Pages : 388 pages
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Download Bradt Travel Guide Serbia PDF by Laurence Mitchell Full Free and published by Bradt Travel Guides. This book was released on 2007 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The ex-Yugoslav region of Serbia is experiencing a re-launch of tourism that has opened up the country. Serbia covers fundamentals such as getting there, a range of local travel options and accommodation for all budgets and styles. Now a prime destination for winter sports, mountain resorts and a range of health spas in spectacular settings are also covered.