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Albertine Bloemendal

“everything I tell you in Congress, Bill, is not personally meant.” 57 On November 4, a last meeting with the European delegation took place at the State department. During the meeting, Lovett tried to take away some of the European concerns. Even so, an “informal indication of present thinking on certain of

Harry Harding

119 How the Past Shapes the Present: Five Ways in Which History Affects China’s Contemporary Foreign Relations Harry Harding University of Virginia The history of China’s foreign relations is an interesting and controver- sial topic in its own right, as the essays in this special issue so amply

Bibliographic entry in Chapter 1: Reference Works, Bibliographies, Overviews, and Syntheses | Reference Works for Research in U.S. Foreign Relations History imprintIpswich: EBSCO Information Services. Subscription-based web serviceAccessedAugust 1, 2016 https://www.ebscohost.com/academic/biography-index-past-and-present

Alice Lyman Miller

41 Some Things We Used to Know about China’s Past and Present (But Now, Not So Much) Alice Lyman Miller Hoover Institution, Stanford University American public discourse today about the rise of China and its implica- tions for the United States frequently draws on broad themes and paral- lels

Stephan Palmié and Elizabeth Pérez

Focusses on the Abukuá associations, Afro-Cuban male initiatory secret societies, as such originated in Regla, Havana in 1836. Authors describe how Abakuá titleholders gained powerful social and labour positions in the Havana area, and how they were eventually outlawed in 1876. They point out how Abakuá societies by and since then were designated as negative and criminal in the public sphere, and condemned by many writers and politicians. They show how published accounts of Abakuá since the late 19th c and early 20th c. were thus seldom merely descriptive, but were presented as proof of Cuba's lagging modernity, and of a for some undesired Africanization. They further relate how Fernando Ortiz's studies and work on Abakuá fit in this. They note how Ortiz' s earlier "criminal anthropology" work on Abakuá was in the same negative and criminalizing vein, yet they point at changes, as in time he described and evaluated Abakuá as more positive, and as part of Cuban culture. They describe how Ortiz dedicated much effort to studying different aspects of Abakuá, and that extensive notations on these became part of his archive, which, as he told fellow-scholars, he would work out in an eventual monograph on Abakuá. The authors deplore that this monograph was not only never published, but also seems to have been lost.

Jay R. Mandle

Shalini Puri, The Grenada Revolution in the Caribbean Present: Operation Urgent Memory . New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. xiv + 341 pp. (Paper US $35.00) This book is an important and unique contribution to the literature on the Grenada Revolution, providing a politically useful

J. Michael Dash

Eva Sansavior & Richard Scholar (eds.), Caribbean Globalizations: 1492 to the Present Day . Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2014. 274 pp. (Cloth US$ 98.34) In her polemical exchange with the Creolité writers, Annie Le Brun attacked a 1991 article by Milan Kundera, which praised the

Koehler and Baumgartner

Brill is pleased to present this Study Edition of the Hebräisches und Aramäisches Lexikon zum Alten Testament in two handy volumes. It has proven to be a valuable resource for scholars and students. In this Study Edition the complete vocabulary of the Hebrew Bible, including those parts of books which are written in Aramaic, is available. The dictionary combines scholarly thoroughness with easy accessibility, and so meets the needs of a wide range of users. The enormous advances that have taken place in the field of Semitic linguistics since the days of the older dictionaries of Classical Hebrew are well documented and assessed, as well as the often detailed discussions in modern Bible commentaries of words where the meaning is particularly difficult. But the alphabetical ordering of entries rather than the traditional arrangement of words according to their roots is particularly helpful to the new student, and also saves the advanced user much time.
This Study Edition is an unabridged version of the five volume edition of the Hebräisches und Aramäisches Lexikon zum Alten Testament.

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Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Color Purple is a tale of personal empowerment which opens with a protagonist Celie who is at the bottom of America's social caste. A poor, black, ugly and uneducated female in the America's Jim Crow South in the first half of the 20th century, she is the victim of constant rape, violence and misogynistic verbal abuse. Celie cannot conceive of an escape from her present condition, and so she learns to be passive and unemotional. But The Color Purple eventually demonstrates how Celie learns to fight back and how she discovers her true sexuality and her unique voice. By the end of the novel, Celie is an empowered, financially-independent entrepreneur/landowner, one who speaks her mind and realizes the desirability of black femaleness while creating a safe space for herself and those she loves. Through a journey of literary criticism, Dialogue: Alice Walker's The Color Purple follows Celie's transformation from victim to hero. Each scholarly essay becomes a step of the journey that paves the way for the development of self and sexual awareness, the beginnings of religious transformation and the creation of nurturing places like home and community.