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By Allis Radosh, Ronald Radosh

ISBN-10: 0061940666

ISBN-13: 9780061940668

On may possibly 14, 1948, less than the stewardship of President Harry S. Truman, the U.S. turned the 1st kingdom to acknowledge the country of Israel—just moments after sovereignty have been declared in Jerusalem. however it was once infrequently a foregone end that the United States might welcome the construction of this new nation. whereas acknowledging this as one in all his proudest moments, Truman additionally admitted that no factor was once "more arguable or extra complicated than the matter of Israel." because the president advised his closest advisers, those makes an attempt to solve the difficulty of a Jewish place of origin had left him in a situation of "political conflict fatigue."

Based on never-before-used archival fabric, A secure Haven is the main entire account up to now of the occasions that resulted in this ancient social gathering. Allis and Ronald Radosh discover the nationwide and international pressures concerning Truman and the people—including the global Jewish neighborhood, key White residence advisers, the country division, the British, the Arabs, and the representatives of the recent United Nations—whose impact, on either side, ended in his decision.

Impeccably researched, brilliantly advised, A secure Haven is a suspenseful, moment-by-moment new version of this crossroads in U.S.-Israeli relatives and heart jap politics.

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In the calendrical pair, the nights appear as ‘‘night eyes’’ or stars and the days as tiny circular faces embellished with disks. The sky band locates this in the heavens. Drawing by Heather Hurst. 2 The painted cosmogony of the Codex Vienna, from Oaxaca, locates the creation of the twenty-day period second in the series of visual couplets that open the world. Still in the heavens at the dawn of creation, the first couplet represents ritual voice and offering. Next appear the twenty nights and twenty days of the day count, which come before the primordial couples and subsequent gods and before the land is laid down and water brought forth (Fig.

They considered them to be prophets and knowers of future things. ’’ Durán (1994:445, 1971:386) adds that the soothsayers were ‘‘old men who were specialists in the division of time,’’ ‘‘wise in the old law, who taught and still teach the young folk who are now being educated . . in the count of the days and of the years and of the ceremonies and ancient rites. . ’’ These tonalpouhque or ‘‘counters of the destiny,’’ to use Ángel María Garibay’s (1944–1947:313) phrase, read and interpreted the fates of individuals at major points in their life, when they were ill, and when they were engaged in significant activities and needed advice.

It explains the sacred cycle of 260 days, as well as the 365-day ‘‘solar’’ cycle and the greater 52-year cycle that links the two. The chapter introduces the diviners and calendar priests, whom Sahagún called ‘‘soothsayers,’’ who owned and interpreted the books of fate. It explains how the books served the Mexican peoples as guides for everyday living and the correct performance of ceremonies large and small. Chapter 3 presents the graphic vocabulary of the almanacs. It shows how individual units of time are pictured or expressed graphically: how signs, numbers, and ‘‘spacers’’ are to be read.

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