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Todd, Jane Marie 1957-

Works: 85 works in 368 publications in 1 language and 17,256 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Military history  Academic theses  Essays 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other, tra, Contributor
Classifications: DS38.4.S2, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jane Marie Todd
Europe and the Islamic world : a history by John Victor Tolan( )

25 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 2,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Europe and the Islamic World sheds much-needed light on the shared roots of Islamic and Western cultures and on the richness of their inextricably intertwined histories, refuting once and for all the misguided notion of a "clash of civilizations" between the Muslim world and Europe. In this landmark book, three eminent historians bring to life the complex and tumultuous relations between Genoans and Tunisians, Alexandrians and the people of Constantinople, Catalans and Maghrebis--the myriad groups and individuals whose stories reflect the common cultural, intellectual, and religious heritage of Europe and Islam. Since the seventh century, when the armies of Constantinople and Medina fought for control of Syria and Palestine, there has been ongoing contact between the Muslim world and the West. This sweeping history vividly recounts the wars and the crusades, the alliances and diplomacy, commerce and the slave trade, technology transfers, and the intellectual and artistic exchanges. Here readers are given an unparalleled introduction to key periods and events, including the Muslim conquests, the collapse of the Byzantine Empire, the commercial revolution of the medieval Mediterranean, the intellectual and cultural achievements of Muslim Spain, the crusades and Spanish reconquest, the rise of the Ottomans and their conquest of a third of Europe, European colonization and decolonization, and the challenges and promise of this entwined legacy today. As provocative as it is groundbreaking, this book describes this shared history in all its richness and diversity, revealing how ongoing encounters between Europe and Islam have profoundly shaped both."--Publisher description
Hezbollah : a history of the "party of god" by Dominique Avon( )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history of Hezbollah as a political and religious force and their current and future role in the Lebanese government
We are all cannibals and other essays by Claude Lévi-Strauss( )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On Christmas Eve 1951, Santa Claus was hanged and then publicly burned outside of the Cathedral of Dijon in France. That same decade, ethnologists began to study the indigenous cultures of central New Guinea, and found men and women affectionately consuming the flesh of the ones they loved. "Everyone calls what is not their own custom barbarism," said Montaigne. In these essays, Claude Lévi-Strauss shows us behavior that is bizarre, shocking, and even revolting to outsiders but consistent with a people's culture and context. These essays relate meat eating to cannibalism, female circumcision to medically assisted reproduction, and mythic thought to scientific thought. They explore practices of incest and patriarchy, nature worship versus man-made material obsessions, the perceived threat of art in various cultures, and the innovations and limitations of secular thought. Lévi-Strauss measures the short distance between "complex" and "primitive" societies and finds a shared madness in the ways we enact myth, ritual, and custom. Yet he also locates a pure and persistent ethics that connects the center of Western civilization to far-flung societies and forces a reckoning with outmoded ideas of morality and reason."--Publisher information
Writing, law, and kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia by Dominique Charpin( )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Mesopotamia, the fertile crescent between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in what is now western Iraq and eastern Syria, is considered to be the cradle of civilization--home of the Babylonian and Assyrian empires as well as the great Code of Hammurabi. The Code was only part of a rich juridical culture from 2200 to 1600 BCE that saw the invention of writing and the development of its relationship to law, among other remarkable firsts
Darius in the shadow of Alexander by Pierre Briant( )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The last of Cyrus the Great's dynastic inheritors and the legendary enemy of Alexander the Great, Darius III ruled over a Persian Empire that stretched from the Mediterranean to the Indus River. Yet despite being the most powerful king of his time, Darius remains an obscure figure. As Pierre Briant explains in the first book ever devoted to the historical memory of Darius III, the little that is known of him comes primarily from Greek and Roman sources, which often present him in an unflattering light, as a decadent Oriental who lacked the masculine virtues of his Western adversaries. Influenced by the Alexander Romance as they are, even the medieval Persian sources are not free of harsh prejudices against the king Dara, whom they deemed deficient in the traditional kingly virtues. Ancient Classical accounts construct a man who is in every respect Alexander's opposite--feeble-minded, militarily inept, addicted to pleasure, and vain. When Darius's wife and children are captured by Alexander's forces at the Battle of Issos, Darius is ready to ransom his entire kingdom to save them--a devoted husband and father, perhaps, but a weak king. While Darius seems doomed to be a footnote in the chronicle of Alexander's conquests, in one respect it is Darius who has the last laugh. For after Darius's defeat in 331 BCE, Alexander is described by historians as becoming ever more like his vanquished opponent: a Darius-like sybarite prone to unmanly excess"--Provided by publisher
The resistance in Western Europe 1940-1945 by Olivier Wieviorka( )

9 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The resistance in Western Europe has long been considered a national phenomenon that provided a significant contribution, both politically and militarily, to Nazi defeat in World War II. But the so-called "army of shadows" could never have risen without the support of London, first, and then of Washington. National factors thus played a preeminent part in the birth of the Resistance, while the British and Americans determined its growth. In A History of the Resistance in Western Europe, 1940-1945, Olivier Wieviorka provides a trans-European history of the resistance--analyzing the actions of clandestine resistance forces in Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Italy between 1940-1945, and figuring the role of the "shadow soldiers" into the grand scheme of Anglo-American military strategy. Wieviorka illuminates the policies of governments in exile and the importance of finance, logistics, and British and American planning in defeating the Nazis. Drawing on archival documents and sources in English, Italian and Belgian, this account offers a welcome re-analysis of the place and role of national resistance movements--both unique in their own respect and their coordination when banded together."--Provided by publisher
A history of Jewish-Muslim relations : from the origins to the present day by Abdelwahab Meddeb( )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first encyclopedic guide to the history of relations between Jews and Muslims around the world from the birth of Islam to today. Richly illustrated and beautifully produced, the book features more than 150 authoritative and accessible articles by an international team of leading experts in history, politics, literature, anthropology, and philosophy. Organized thematically and chronologically, this indispensable reference provides critical facts and balanced context for greater historical understanding and a more informed dialogue between Jews and Muslims."--Jacket
Saladin by Anne-Marie Eddé( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working simultaneously on two levels, Saladin represents the best kind of biography--a portrait of a man who is said to have made an age, and the most complete account we have to date of an age that made the man. Unlike biographies that focus on Saladin's military exploits, especially the recapturing of Jerusalem from European Crusaders in 1187, Edde's narrative draws on an incredible array of contemporary sources to develop the fullest picture possible of a ruler shaped profoundly by the complex Arabian political environment in which he rose to prominence. The result is a unique view of the Crusades from an Arab perspective. Saladin became a legend in his own time, venerated by friend and foe alike as a paragon of justice, chivalry, and generosity. Arab politicians ever since have sought to claim his mantle as a justification for their own exercise of power. But Saladin's world-historical status as the ideal Muslim ruler owes its longevity to a tacit agreement among contemporaries and later chroniclers about the set of virtues Saladin possessed--virtues that can now be tested against a rich tapestry of historical research. This tension between the mythical image of Saladin, layered over centuries and deployed in service of specific moral and political objectives, and the verifiable facts of his life available to a judicious modern historian is what sustains Anne-Marie Edde's erudite biography, published to acclaim in France in 2008 and offered here in smooth, readable English translation"--Publisher's description
Resistance of the sensible world : an introduction to Merleau-Ponty by Emmanuel Alloa( )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It would be unfair to blame a philosophy whose development was brutally interrupted for not being conclusive. But while this openness incited many readers toward other fertile horizons, the oeuvre is hardly ever studied for itself. In this work, Emmanuel Alloa offers a handrail for venturing into the complexities of the work of the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961)
The infinite desire for growth by Daniel Cohen( Book )

14 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leading economist Daniel Cohen provides a whirlwind tour of the history of economic growth, from the early days of civilization to modern times, underscoring what is so unsettling today. The new digital economy is establishing a 'zero-cost' production model, inexpensive software is taking over basic tasks, and years of exploiting the natural world have begun to backfire with deadly consequences. Working hard no longer guarantees social inclusion or income. Drawing on economics, anthropology, and psychology, and thinkers ranging from Rousseau to Keynes and Easterlin, Cohen examines how a future less dependent on material gain might be considered and, how, in a culture of competition, individual desires might be better attuned to the greater needs of society"--Publisher's description
Nocturne : night in American art, 1890-1917 by Hélène Valance( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The turn of the twentieth century witnessed a surge in the creation and popularity of nocturnes and night landscapes in American art. In this original and thought-provoking book, Hélène Valance investigates why artists and viewers of the era were so captivated by the night. Nocturne examines works by artists such as James McNeill Whistler, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Frederic Remington, Edward Steichen, and Henry Ossawa Tanner through the lens of the scientific developments and social issues that dominated the period. Valance argues that the success of the genre is connected to the resonance between the night and the many forces that affected the era, including technological advances that expanded the realm of the visible, such as electric lighting and photography; Jim Crow-era race relations; America's closing frontier and imperialism abroad; and growing anxiety about identity and social values amid rapid urbanization. This absorbing study features 150 illustrations encompassing paintings, photographs, prints, scientific illustration, advertising, and popular media to explore the predilection for night imagery as a sign of the times"--Book jacket
The great image has no form, or On the nonobject through painting by François Jullien( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In premodern China, painters used imagery not to mirror the world, but to evoke unfathomable experience. Considering this art alongside the philosophical traditions that inform it, this book explores the 'nonobject', a notion exemplified by paintings that do not seek to represent observable surroundings
The wake of war : encounters with the people of Iraq and Afghanistan by Anne Nivat( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the spring of 2003, acclaimed journalist Anne Nivat set off from Tajikistan on a six-month journey through the aftermath of the American invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq. As with her prizewinning work detailing the lives of ordinary Chechens during the brutal Russian campaign against them, Nivat felt compelled to meet everyday people and write about their lives. Her travels, undertaken before the insurgency gained momentum, take us to terrain now all but inaccessible to journalists. The result is our most detailed and nuanced portrait yet of the workings of these complex societies and of the lives of individual Iraqis and Afghanis in the wake of war." "Nivat spoke to engineers and teachers, rising leaders and ex-military men, an actor and a former Taliban member, she stayed with Kurdish and Shi'a and Turkoman families; and all along the way, she recorded their stories. In Iraqi Kurdistan we see the aftereffects of Saddam Hussein's policy of Arabization. Near Basra we meet Adnan Karim Bhaya, an ex-admiral who proudly recounts his battles against the Iranians and later against British allied troops, but who now finds himself stripped of his military status and living on his wife's salary. We meet Hamid, a prosperous engineer who rails against the United States and against Afghanistan's passive cooperation with the superpower. We also encounter a powerful warlord who keeps an extraordinary rose garden in the midst of the desert, and an Afghani gynecologist who, having devoted her life to the health of Afghan women, has never touched even the hand of a man." "The Wake of War is an example of the power - and the powerful importance - of going behind the headlines, behind the barrage of argument, to glimpse what is happening in the lives of ordinary people."--Jacket
American Indian Women by Patrick Deval( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite their important roles in religious, political, and family life, the stories of American Indian women have remained largely untold, or else have been obscured by the glamorizing eye of popular culture. American Indian Women weaves together history, anthropology, folklore, and rich visuals to provide an introduction to a widely overlooked group. The first part explores American Indian cultures before the arrival of European colonists, delving into tribal mythologies, the role of the Clan Mother in society and religion, family customs, and the complex and varied artistic endeavors of American Indian women. The second part examines encounters between American Indian peoples and the Spanish, British, and French colonists, discussing intermarriage, acculturation, and the lives of prominent female figures -- including Pocahontas and Sacagawea. Attention is also devoted to the later portrayal of American Indian women in Hollywood and the fetishization of their cultures. The final section celebrates the American Indian Renaissance, exemplified by a new generation of female sachems, or chiefs -- warriors, negotiators, educators, and advocates for the civil rights of Native peoples
Far-right politics in Europe by Jean-Yves Camus( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Europe today, staunchly nationalist parties such as France's National Front and the Austrian Freedom Party are identified as far-right movements, though supporters seldom embrace that label. More often, "far-right" is pejorative, used by liberals to tar these groups with the taint of fascism, Nazism, and other discredited ideologies. Jean-Yves Camus and Nicolas Lebourg's critical look at the far right throughout Europe--from the United Kingdom to France, Germany, Poland, Italy, and elsewhere--reveals a pre-history and politics more complex than the stereotypes suggest and warns of the challenges these movements pose to the EU's liberal-democratic order. The European far right represents a confluence of many ideologies: nationalism, socialism, anti-Semitism, authoritarianism. In the first half of the twentieth century, the radical far right achieved its apotheosis in the regimes of fascist Italy and Nazi Germany. But far-right movements have evolved significantly since 1945, as Far-Right Politics in Europe makes clear. The 1980s marked a turning point in political fortunes, as national-populist parties began winning seats in European parliaments. Since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, a new wave has unfurled, one that is explicitly anti-immigrant and Islamophobic in outlook. Though Europe's far-right parties differ in important respects, they are motivated by a common sense of mission: to save their homelands from the corrosive effects of multiculturalism and globalization by creating a closed-off, ethnically homogeneous society. Members of these movements are increasingly determined to gain power through legitimate electoral means. In democracies across Europe, they are succeeding.--
Colette by Julia Kristeva( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byzantine slavery and the Mediterranean world by Youval Rotman( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking at the Byzantine concept of slavery within the context of law, the labour market, medieval politics, and religion, the author illustrates how these contexts both reshaped and sustained the slave market
The mountain : a political history from the Enlightenment to the present by Bernard Debarbieux( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the Enlightenment to the present day, and using a variety of case studies from all the continents, the authors show us how our ideas of and about mountains have changed with the times and how a wide range of policies, from border delineation to forestry as well as nature protection and social programs, have been shaped according to them. A rich hybrid analysis of geography, history, culture, and politics."--Jacket
The latest catastrophe : history, the present, the contemporary by Henry Rousso( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writing of recent history tends to be deeply marked by conflict, by personal and collective struggles rooted in horrific traumas and bitter controversies. Frequently, today's historians can find themselves researching the same events that they themselves lived through. This book reflects on the concept and practices of what is called 'contemporary history', a history of the present time, and identifies special tensions in the field between knowledge and experience, distance and proximity, and objectivity and subjectivity
Affirmative exclusion : cultural pluralism and the rule of custom in France by Jean-Loup Amselle( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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SaladinThe great image has no form, or On the nonobject through paintingThe wake of war : encounters with the people of Iraq and AfghanistanColetteByzantine slavery and the Mediterranean worldAffirmative exclusion : cultural pluralism and the rule of custom in France
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Todd, Jane M.

Todd, Jane Marie

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