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Verso Book of Dissent, The : From Spartacus to the Shoe-thrower of Baghdad - Verso

Verso Book of Dissent, The

From Spartacus to the Shoe-thrower of Baghdad

By: Verso


Published: 1st September 2010
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Throughout the ages and across every continent, people have struggled against those in power and raised their voices in protest-rallying others around them and inspiring uprisings in eras yet to come.

Their echoes reverberate from Ancient Greece, China and Egypt, via the dissident poets and philosophers of Islam and Judaism, through to the Arab slave revolts and anti-Ottoman rebellions of the Middle Ages. These sources were tapped during the Dutch and English revolutions at the outset of the Modern world, and in turn flowed into the French, Haitian, American, Russian and Chinese revolutions.

More recently, resistance to war and economic oppression has flared up on battlefields and in public spaces from Beijing and Baghdad to Caracas and Los Angeles.

This anthology, global in scope, presents voices of dissent from every era of human history: speeches and pamphlets, poems and songs, plays and manifestos. Every age has its iconoclasts, and yet the greatest among them build on the words and actions of their forerunners. The Verso Book of Dissent will become an invaluable resource, reminding today's citizens that these traditions will never die.

Anglo-America's preeminent radical press.A" Harper's Magazine There is no doubt about the need for a radical publisher - Verso is the leader in this field.A" Publishers' Weekly A rigorously intelligent publisher.A" Sunday Times

ISBN: 9781844674480
ISBN-10: 1844674487
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 366
Published: 1st September 2010
Publisher: Verso Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1