Nusantara merupakan daerah perlintasan yang sangat tua. Sejak periode 2000 SM, Nusantara telah menjalin hubungan dengan Dinasti Shang di Cina. Mulai abad ke-18 orang-orang Barat mencoba melacak kembali persentuhan-persentuhan pertama antara Negeri Cina dengan Nusantara.
Dan dalam hal ini penelitian oleh W.P.
Groeneveldt tentang Nusantara dalam catatan Tionghoa yang pertama kali diumumkan pada 1880 tetap saja merupakan pegangan yang bermanfaat sampai sekarang.
Figli dello stesso padre, ma di due donne diverse, Germano ed Emilio si rivedono dopo un lungo silenzio. Sono diversissimi, accomunati unicamente dall'amore insoddisfatto per il padre Giovanni, una figura possente, passionale ed egocentrica, che ha abbandonato la madre di Germano perché la sua nuova donna aspettava un figlio, Emilio, per poi abbandonare poco dopo anche lei come tutte le altre donne della sua vita. Germano, pur essendo sempre stato il preferito del padre, non ha mai perdonato al fratello minore di essere la causa del divorzio dei genitori. Emilio, cresciuto sapendo di essere il figlio non voluto, ha sempre cercato, invano, l'affetto del padre e del fratello. Nei pochi giorni che trascorreranno insieme, le antiche rabbie e il richiamo del sangue riemergeranno furiosi.
In this work, world-renowned scholar Martin Hengel laments that so few people (including scholars) appreciate the Septuagint (the Greek translation of the Old Testament), considering it a "mere translation." By contrast, Hengel recognizes the Septuagint's historical and theological value, noting that it is the first complete and pre-Christian commentary on the Old Testament. "The Septuagint as Christian Scripture" focuses on a key question: How did this collection of Jewish writings in the Greek language become the authoritative Old Testament Scripture in the Christian church? In the process of answering this question, Hengel touches on the development of the canon and the relationship between church fathers and Scripture.
In Decoding the Past, Peter Loewenberg has collected eleven of his brilliant essays on psychohistory, a discipline that has emerged from the synthesis of traditional historical analysis and clinical psychoanalysis. He surveys this relatively new field--its methods and its problems--to show the special contributions that psychoanalysis can make to history. He then further explores the psychohistorical method by applying it to studies of personality, cultures, groups, and mass movements, demonstrating that psychohistory offers one of the most powerful of interpretive approaches to history. Decoding the Past is an impressive study that demonstrates the range of Loewenberg's own work in history and psychoanalysis and the full promise of an important and innovative methodology for others. His new essay takes up many of the criticisms and concerns raised about the method of psychohistory, and offers a cogent defense for its continued usage.
It is summer, 1929, and in a small German town a storm is brewing.
The shabby reporter Tredup leads a precarious existence working for the Pomeranian Chronicle - until he takes some photographs that offer the chance to make a fortune. In Kruger's bar, the farmers are plotting their revenge on greedy officials. A mysterious travelling salesman from Berlin, Henning, is stirring up trouble - but no one knows why. Meanwhile the Nazis grow stronger and the Communists fight them in the streets. And at the centre of it all, the Mayor, 'Fatty' Gareis, seeks the easy life even as events spiral beyond his control. As tensions erupt between workers and bosses, town and country, Left and Right, alliances are broken, bribes are taken and plots are hatched, until the tension spills over into violence.
Hans Fallada's raw, darkly humorous account of a town rife with corruption, greed and brutality, first published in 1931, was written as Weimar Germany collapsed around him. It is an extraordinary novel about the failure of governments and the failings of people. Michael Hofmann's brilliant, colloquial translation brings this work of intrigue and foreboding to English readers for the first time.
Words are powerful tools that can create or destroy. They can inspire you or wound you. What you say will affect you either in a positive or negative way.Once you start to use the right words, your life can radically transform into something beautiful.
In Part 3 of The Plug Next Door, you found out that God has another daughter named Summer. However, her life isn't what one would imagine for someone who has a rich plug for a father.
The little Chicago girl is living in poverty, helping her adoptive mother clean homes in order to make ends meet. Still, at the tender age of 17, she's just like any other teenaged girl.
She's never been in any real trouble, makes good grades in school, and has a best friend who rides for her. She's even headed off to college soon. Her world seems to be moving along on track until a blast from the past walks back into the picture. Loso, an effervescent hustler with a charming smile, lavish cars, and end money, quickly wins the young girl's heart. He's the perfect guy, spoils her to no end, and upgrades her life. Everything about him drives Summer crazy, but she's not the only girl on his team. He's been known to get around, and there is one other woman that he can't seem to shake no matter how hard he tries.
If Loso's promiscuous ways aren't enough to tear him and Summer apart, there are many other obstacles standing in the way. Their age difference, betrayal in the streets, and then there's Summer's father, God. What does the future hold for their fairytale relationship when Loso finds out that he's dating his plug’s daughter? ***Please note, if you do not read this installment, you will be confused in part 5. This story will fill particular holes from part 3 (i.e. How Sloan got pregnant, the circumstances behind Summer being given up for adoption, the start of Young and Erin's affair, as well as what God did on the streets when he was in Chicago).