Tag: Tragedy

The Tragedy of Zionism How Its Revolutionary Past Haunts Israeli Democracy


Free Download Bernard Avishai, "The Tragedy of Zionism: How Its Revolutionary Past Haunts Israeli Democracy"
English | ISBN: 1581152582 | 2002 | 400 pages | PDF | 53 MB
This original and acclaimed book explores how the impetus to settle in the "Whole" Land of Israel after 1967 derived from unexamined Zionist commitments which, though perhaps defensible in the 1930s, have become increasingly dangerous for Israeli democracy since the 1980s. It is also a chronicle of the unexpected, tragic ways the heroic Zionist theories and institutions have come to threaten Israeli democracy and to burden relations with Palestinians since the Six Day War.

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Tragedy and Hope A History of The World In Our Time, New Millennium Edition


Free Download Tragedy and Hope: A History of The World In Our Time, New Millennium Edition by Carroll Quigley
English | February 16, 2015 | ASIN: B00TPUEUNE, ISBN: 1939438012 | True AZW3 | 964 pages | 1.6 MB
TRAGEDY AND HOPE shows the years 1895-1950 as a period of transition from the world dominated by Europe in the nineteenth century to the world of three blocs in the twentieth century. With clarity, perspective, and cumulative impact, Professor Quigley examines the nature of that transition through two world wars and a worldwide economic depression. As an interpretative historian, he tries to show each event in the full complexity of its historical context.

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Gujarat the Making of a Tragedy


Gujarat: the Making of a Tragedy By Siddharth Varadarajan
2002 | 459 Pages | ISBN: 0143029010 | PDF | 47 MB
Is Gujarat a turning point for India? The events at Godhra and the ensuing communal carnage in Gujarat, like the Babri Masjid demolition and the 1984 massacres, constitute an ugly chapter of our contemporary history. For the sheer brutality, persistence and widespread nature of the violence, especially against women and children, the complicity of the State, the ghettoization of communities, and the indifference of civil society, Gujarat has surpassed anything we have experienced in recent times. That this happened in one of India’s most ‘well off’ and ‘progressive’ states, the home of the Mahatma, is all the more alarming. This book is intended to be a permanent public archive of the tragedy that is Gujarat. Drawing upon eyewitness reports from the English, Hindi and regional media, citizens’ and official fact-finding commissions – and articles by leading public figures and intellectuals – it provides a chilling account of how and why the state was allowed to burn. With an overview by the editor, the reader covers the circumstances leading up to Godhra and the violence in Ahmedabad, Baroda and rural Gujarat. Separate sections deal with the role of the police, bureaucracy, Sangh Parivar, media and the tribals, the economic and international implications of the violence, the problems of relief and rehabilitation of the victims, and, above all, their quest for justice. The picture that emerges is deeply disturbing, for Gujarat has exposed the ease with which the rights of citizens, and especially minorities, can be violated with official sanction. The lessons of the violence ought to be heeded and acted upon by the public. For, in the absence of this, can another Gujarat be prevented from happening elsewhere?

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The Female Characters of Fragmentary Greek Tragedy


The Female Characters of Fragmentary Greek Tragedy By P. J. Finglass; Lyndsay Coo
2020 | 300 Pages | ISBN: 1108495141 | PDF | 2 MB
How were women represented in Greek tragedy? This question lies at the heart of much modern scholarship on ancient drama, yet it has typically been approached using evidence drawn only from the thirty-two tragedies that survive complete – neglecting tragic fragments, especially those recently discovered and often very substantial fragmentary papyri from plays that had been thought lost. Drawing on the latest research on both gender in tragedy and on tragic fragments, the essays in this volume examine this question from a fresh perspective, shedding light on important mythological characters such as Pasiphae, Hypsipyle, and Europa, on themes such as violence, sisterhood, vengeance, and sex, and on the methodology of a discipline which needs to take fragmentary evidence to heart in order to gain a fuller understanding of ancient tragedy. All Greek is translated to ensure wide accessibility.

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Colloquial Expressions in Greek Tragedy Revised and Enlarged Edition of P.t. Stevens’s Colloquial Expressions in Euripides


Christopher Collard, "Colloquial Expressions in Greek Tragedy: Revised and Enlarged Edition of P.t. Stevens’s Colloquial Expressions in Euripides"
English | 2018 | ISBN: 3515120556 | PDF | pages: 257 | 1.3 mb
Stevens began identifying and collecting colloquialisms in Tragedy in 1937, refined his definitions in 1945 and finished his work with the monograph upon Euripides of 1976. This revised and enlarged edition assesses the contribution to the field by subsequent scholars. It adds many expressions to Stevens’s list, which is now divided into two categories: expressions that are confidently identified as colloquial, and almost as many that are probable or possible. An unexpected finding is that Sophocles used hardly fewer such expressions than Euripides. The book’s chief aim is to broaden the evidential basis for colloquialisms in Tragedy, and to attempt a more useful evaluation of their usage: statistics are gathered on their distribution and location, and their frequent concentration in types of dramatic and stylistic context. Many individual passages, and the possible use of colloquialisms for characterization, are discussed. The book includes full indices locorum for expressions and usages.

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Trauma-Tragedy Symptoms of contemporary performance


Trauma-Tragedy: Symptoms of contemporary performance By Patrick Duggan
2012 | 240 Pages | ISBN: 0719099889 | PDF | 8 MB
Trauma-tragedy investigates the extent to which performance can represent the ‘unrepresentable’ of trauma. Throughout, there is a focus on how such representations might be achieved and if they could help us to understand trauma on personal and social levels. In a world increasingly preoccupied with and exposed to traumas, this volume considers what performance offers as a means of commentary that other cultural products do not. The book’s clear and coherent navigation of complex relations between performance and trauma and its analysis of key practitioners and performances (from Sarah Kane to Soc├Četas Raffaello Sanzio, Harold Pinter to Forced Entertainment, and Phillip Pullman to Franco B) make it accessible and useful to students of performance and trauma studies, yet rigorous and incisive for scholars and specialists. Duggan explores ideas around the phenomenological and socio-political efficacy and impact of performance in relation to trauma. Ultimately, the book advances a new performance theory or mode, ‘trauma-tragedy’, that suggests much contemporary performance can generate the sensation of being present in trauma through its structural embodiment in performance, or ‘presence-in-trauma effects’.

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The Hartford Circus Fire Tragedy Under the Big Top [Audiobook]


The Hartford Circus Fire: Tragedy Under the Big Top (Audiobook)
English | ASIN: B0BRYGW48W | 2023 | 4 hours and 19 minutes | [email protected] kbps | 214 MB
Author: Michael Skidgell
Narrator: P.J. Ochlan

Through firsthand accounts and interviews with survivors, author Michael Skidgell attempts to make sense of one of Hartford’s worst tragedies. Almost 7,000 fans eagerly packed into the Ringling Brothers big top on July 6, 1944. With a single careless act, an afternoon at the "Greatest Show on Earth" quickly became one of terror and tragedy as the paraffin-coated circus tent caught fire. Panicked crowds rushed for the few exits, but in minutes, the tent collapsed on those still struggling to escape below. A total of 168 lives were lost, many of them children, with many more injured and forever scarred by the events. Hartford and the surrounding communities reeled in the aftermath as investigators searched for the source of the fire and the responsible parties.

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