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The student of India who would at the same time be an historian, discovers to his sorrow that the land of his researches is lamentably poor in historical sources. And if within the realm of historical investigation, a more seductive charm lies for him in the analysis of great personalities than in ascertaining the course of historical development, then verily may he look about in vain for such personalities in the antiquity and middle ages of India. Not that the princely thrones were wanting in great men in ancient India, for we find abundant traces of them in Hindu folk-lore and poetry, but these sources do not extend to establishing the realistic element in details and furnishing life-like portraits of the men themselves. That the Hindu has ever been but little interested in historical matters is a generally recognized fact. Religious and philosophical speculations, dreams of other worlds, of previous and future existences, have claimed the attention of thoughtful minds to a much greater degree than has historical reality. The misty myth-woven veil which hangs over persons and events of earlier times, vanishes at the beginning of the modern era which in India starts with the Mohammedan conquest, for henceforth the history of India is written by foreigners. Now we meet with men who take a decisive part in the fate of India, and they appear as sharply outlined, even though generally unpleasing, personalities. Islam has justly been characterized as the caricature of a religion. Fanaticism and fatalism are two conspicuously irreligious emotions, and it is exactly these two emotions, which Islam understands how to arouse in savage peoples, to which it owes the part it has played in the history of the world, and the almost unprecedented success of its diffusion in Asia, Africa and Europe. About 1000 A.D. India was invaded by the Sultan Mahmud of Ghasna. With Mahmuds expedition into India begins one of the most horrible periods of the history of Hindustan. One monarch dethrones another, no dynasty continues in power, every accession to the throne is accompanied by the murder of kinsmen, plundering of cities, devastation of the lowlands and the slaughter of thousands of men, women and children of the predecessors adherents; for five centuries northwest and northern India literally reeked with the blood of multitudes. Mohammedan dynasties of Afghan, Turkish and Mongolian origin follow that of Ghasna. This entire period is filled with an almost boundless series of battles, intrigues, imbroglios and political revolutions; nearly all events had the one characteristic in common, that they took place amid murder, pillage and fire.
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The problem of memory in China, Japan and Korea involves a surfeit rather than a deficit of memory, and the consequence of this excess is negative: unforgettable traumas prevent nations from coming to terms with the problems of the present. These compelling essays enrich Western scholarship by applying to it insights derived from Asian settings. DON BAKER teaches Korean history and culture in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada GARY ALAN FINE is the John Evans Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University, USA KAZUYA FUKUOKA is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Saint Josephs University, USA CHRISTINE KIM is Assistant Professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Department of History at Georgetown University, USA HEONIK KWON is Reader in Anthropology at the London School of Economics, UK TIM FUTING LIAO is Professor of Sociology and Head of Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA MIKE M. MOCHIZUKI holds the Japan-U.S. Relations Chair in Memory of Gaston Sigur at the Elliott School of International Affairs in George Washington University, USA LYN SPILLMAN teaches at the University of Notre Dame, U.S.A J.J. SUH is Associate Professor and Director of the Korea Studies Program at The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, USA GUOBIN YANG is Associate Professor in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures in Barnard College, Columbia University, USA BIN XU is a Ph.D. student in Sociology at Northwestern University, USA XIAOHONG XU is a Ph.D student in Sociology at Yale University, USA GEHUI ZHANG is a Ph.D student in Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA LIBIN ZHANG is a Ph.D student in Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
This book explores the professional and social lives of the soldiers who served in the army of the Byzantine Empire in the sixth century. More than just a fighting force, this army was the setting in which hundreds of thousands of men forged relationships and manoeuvred for promotion. The officers of this force, from famous generals like Belisarius and Narses to lesser-known men like Buzes and Artabanes, not only fought battles but also crafted social networks and cultivated their relationships with their emperor, fellow officers, families, and subordinate soldiers. Looming in the background were differences in identity, particularly between Romans and those they identified as barbarians. Drawing on numerical evidence and stories from sixth-century authors who understood the military, Justinians Men highlights a sixth-century Byzantine army that was vibrant, lively, and full of individuals working with and against each other. David Alan Parnell is Assistant Professor of History at Indiana University Northwest, USA. He has published numerous journal articles on the sixth-century Byzantine Empire and is also an award-winning teacher.