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Unholy Alliance: Greece and Serbia in the Nineties (Eastern European Studies)
Unholy Alliance: Greece and Serbia in the Nineties (Eastern European Studies)
by Takis Michas
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £26.47

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A loud voice on a denied issue, 12 Mar. 2010
Politicians nowadays promote and talk about an "Axis of evil". Problem is they only give them these labels for people that are against their interests in an area and ignore the actions of other groups whom they favour that still go against their Democratic non-terrorist criteria. Greece an EU country supplied support and aid to the Serbian Chetniks against the defenceless Muslim community of Bosnia and the Albanian Muslims of Kosovo, who make up 90% of the population of that province. It was condoned by the EU as Greece is judged by it's past heritage and shaping of Europe rather then it's current politics. Just as neo-imperialsim and Eurocentrism fuelled Nazism (a very hard lesson for Europe and one it has learnt from very well)the same offspring has fuelled the Pan Hellenic Orthodox ideology of Greece since the 19th Century and it's still thriving, which fuelled Greek support for Serbian atrocities by identifying these groups with the Ottomans. This ideology has also led to the distortion of History for geopolitical reasons such as Macedonia, which was originally Thracian (the Romanians ancestors) before becoming Slavic in the 7th Century so how can Macedonia be 3000 years of Greek history. If Europe has learnt it's lesson from the Second world war why does it ignore certain groups on it's door step as history will repeat itself with a great Balkan war.

300 [2007] [DVD]
300 [2007] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gerard Butler
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £3.00

5 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars History for the Ignorant, 26 Feb. 2010
This review is from: 300 [2007] [DVD] (DVD)
This neo-conservative propaganda film against the Persian empire is complete Pseudo-history. The film was actually based on a comic strip by Frank Miller rather then the writting's of reliable historians to suit the Bush administrations foreign policy, which shows to take this film as fact is like believing in the tooth fairy. The Persian empire was the world's first great land empire and the first empire built on Globalisation, Multi-culturalism and Humanatarism as portaryed in the Cyrus Cylinder at the British Museum. But this is ignored and rather then being portaryed like a Persian Shah Xerxes is portrayed like a Harlem gangster, which is probably why the Persians are portrayed as Central Africans rather then Central Asians. The Greeks also were not fighting for liberalism but to protect their own interests. As opposed to popular belief in Greece alhtough there was democracy there was no equality for women and slavery was the norm as opposed to the Persian Empire where the opposite was the case. The conclusion is this film is a corruption and distortion of History but that's Hollywood with "historical" epics.
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New Perspectives: The War In Kosovo
New Perspectives: The War In Kosovo
by Stewart Ross
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Good overview on the Kosovo Conflict, 17 Feb. 2010
The New Perspectives titles on the war in Kosovo and the war in the Former Yugoslavia informs and teaches us accurately about the complicated and misunderstood issue's in the former Yugoslavia. The book is easy to read with a good layout making it easy to understand the subject with a good detailed overview on the situation in Kosovo and the surronding area. After reading the book it made me come to the conclusion that most of the problems arose partly to do with economics and partly because the map of the western Balkans was not drawn correctly after the First world war by creating an artificial country Yugoslavia similiar to the way in which most of the countries of the Middle East were drawn during this period and it's following in the Balkans footsetps. These books help us understand the roots of most of the world's conflicts and it's consequences.

Voice of Alabina
Voice of Alabina

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music and Singer, 15 Feb. 2010
This review is from: Voice of Alabina (Audio CD)
Ishtar Alabina is a talented singer with a great voice. She has the ability and charm of combining Middle Eastern music and tradition with French popular music creating music that is exciting and exotic with cultural class and astonishment adding great appeal. A singer with all these great qualities all three of her titles released are recommended with good music, great voice and songs and a beautiful lady making Ishtar a exceptionally good singer and star as opposed to other singers.

Science and Islam: A History
Science and Islam: A History
by Ehsan Masood
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Done BBC, 15 Feb. 2010
A good easy to read book to follow the documentary, which I hope will be released on DVD. It is a good beginners book, which gives a great overview that teaches and reminds us how Islam encouraged and contributed greatly to the develpment and progress of Science and how that drive and legacy shaped the European Enlightment and the Modern world Algebra, Industry, Astronomy, Health care and even Evolution and how broad and open it is to integrate religion with science and progress. Sadly especially today Islam is at times misunderstood and abused for political reasons but this book and similiar ones makes a difference by teaching us historical facts and how now it's legacy is being acknowledged. It also gives us a good overview of the great Muslim dynasties and empires without overshadowing the books title and what we can learn from the past and apply it today. Put the newspaper down and read this enlightening book to rediscover history or your heritage. It reminds us especially today that education is the duty and requirement of every Muslim equal to the Mosque.

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