By Doug Hendrie
It’s globalised tradition – yet no longer as we all know it.
Fuelled by means of interest and wanderlust, reporter Doug Hendrie travels to the perimeters of our international to discover the main unforeseen – and peculiar – examples of cultural mash-ups, from the StarCraft videogame superstars of South Korea to the Clash-loving punks of Indonesia.
A whirlwind international travel via excellent subcultures advised with sophisticated humour, AmalgaNations selections up the place Louis Theroux leaves off.
‘We’re used to carting our trip discoveries domestic, yet as Doug Hendrie proves it’s a two-way exchange. rather while excessive tech, intercourse and elegance take advantage of unforeseen converts.’ Tony Wheeler
‘Travelling isn’t almost about the place you move yet what you do if you happen to get there: the place you glance, what you notice, who you meet and the questions you ask. Hendrie will get all this correct and extra in a ebook which doesn’t simply take us locations yet into what appears like the long run - a destiny that's right here, now.’ Sophie Cunningham
‘Hendrie demanding situations stereotypes, celebrates transformations and indicates that, at base, what makes us all human is our skill to creatively adapt to and have interaction with our more and more interconnected world.’ Damien Kingsbury
‘Doug Hendrie’s own and insightful account of the connections among the West and different cultures exposes hidden truths approximately our international village.’ Jacqueline Kent
‘From Ghana’s sorcery, scams and tender- porn movie to homosexual strength within the Philippines ... Welcome to Doug Hendrie’s international journey of rebirthed cultures.’ Christopher Kremmer
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Another matter. Regarding your arrival here, do not be idle. The time is propitious for your arrival. Let your troops seize booty, and they will bless you. These three towns are not heavily fortified; we shall be able to take them in a single day. Come to me as quickly as possible and let us take these cities. Then your people will be able to secure booty. If you are my brother, come to me as soon as possible. There is one letter from Ishhi-Adad that has no connexion with the rest. With no historical or political significance, it deals with the exchange of gifts between the two allied princely houses, and is unique among the letters from Mari.
Ushtan-sharri, son of Ullum-tishni, a man of the Turruku tribe, who was deported to Babylon, is now with Mishum in the town of Sagaratum. The palace has confiscated Mishum's house. Now investigate this man's behaviour and there, where he is staying, he shall be seized, and men-at-arms shall bring him to me at ShubatEnlil. The Babylonian has requested him of me (to be handed over). (These two letters are evidence of Shasnshi-Adad's participation in the game of power-politics. Eshnunna [now Tell Asmar] was the capital of a kingdom in the valley of the river Diyala, northeast of Baghdad; Shamshi-Adad vied with the Amorite kings of Eshnunna for domination over the areas east of the Tigris, around modern Kirkuk and the territory south of that city.
Do not send these 400 men away before the troops from the land of Dumatum and the troops under [the command of] Sin-dri have arrived.... Let them join these 400 men and send them to Qatanum. As to the southern [? literally: lower] part of the expeditionary force from the banks of the Euphrates, Mutu-Bisir and Samidahum are to take over command of (this force) [.... ].... From the point of view of Qatanum, there is a letter that provides evidence both of the presence of Assyrian troops in that city and the necessity of further Assyrian reinforcements, whose arrival is awaited with expectancy, while their absence is regarded with a degree of desperation.