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Shakespeare, from Stage to Screen

Product : Shakespeare, from Stage to Screen
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : How is a Shakespearean play transformed when it is directed for the screen? Sarah Hatchuel uses literary criticism, narratology, performance history, psychoanalysis and semiotics to analyze how the plays are fundamentally altered in their screen versions. Instead of providing only play-by-play or film-by-film analysis, the book addresses and defines the main issues of theatre/film aesthetics. Hatchuel also offers guidelines for the study of sequences in Shakespearean adaptations and includes examples from all major films.
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The German Historians and England: A Study in Nineteenth-Century Views

Product : The German Historians and England: A Study in Nineteenth-Century Views
Category : Books>History
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Description : Between the late eighteenth century and the eve of World War I, England assumed a special significance for the German intellectual elite. In the beginning, the preponderant admiration for England was intense enough to earn the name Anglomania, but by the turn of the twentieth century German intellectuals had developed an intensely hostile view of everything English, a view which required little exaggeration to provide distorted war propaganda in 1914. Dr McClelland describes and explains the great change in the German view of England in the period when she meant most to German thinkers. In particular he investigates one important group of German intellectuals - the historians and social scientists. These men provide a relatively continuous thread through the development of German thought. Furthermore, the German historians played an especially important role in the elaboration of German civic culture as a result of their great prestige within the universities, their political activism and their political journalism.
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Comparisons in Human Development: Understanding Time and Context

Product : Comparisons in Human Development: Understanding Time and Context
Category : Books>Health and Well Being
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Description : Many modern social scientists take issue with the traditional criteria for comparing human development in a constantly changing world. Social scientists have long focused only on what the differences among groups are, rather than asking how and why these groups differ. Comparisons in Human Development examines ways in which different disciplines have historically regarded development and provides empirical examples that take a new approach to human activity and thought. This book''s distinguished contributors share the view that the study of development must consider processes that operate over time and are regulated by varying physical, biological, social, and cultural contexts.
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The American Workplace: Skills, Pay, and Employment Involvement

Product : The American Workplace: Skills, Pay, and Employment Involvement
Category : Books>Business and Finance>Career Planning and Job Hunting>Labor
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Description : This volume contributes to a growing consensus about effective workplace practices. The collection combines detailed studies of single industries (automobile assembly, apparel, and machine tools) with cross-industry studies of financial performance. Compared to most past investigations, the research here has better measures of both workplace practices and organizational performance. The contributors find that systems of innovative human resource management practices can have large effects on business performance. Success does not come from any single innovation, but from a coherent system encompassing pay, training, and employee involvement.
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A History of Mathematics Education in England

Product : A History of Mathematics Education in England
Category : Books
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Description : The teaching of mathematics has a history stretching back some hundreds of years. From its infancy through to its adolescence institutions at which mathematics was taught were thinly and somewhat haphazardly spread over the country and so individuals were extremely influential in developing curricula and methods of teaching. Indeed this has continued to be a feature of English mathematics education. In this authoritative account Geoffrey Howson follows the history and development of mathematics teaching by looking at the careers of some of these individuals in detail.
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Problems of Mind and Matter

Product : Problems of Mind and Matter
Category : Books>Religion and Spirituality
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Description : Professor Wisdom gives an elementary introduction to the applications in philosophy of the analytical method. He believes that the aim of analysis is clarity, whereas the aim of speculative philosophy is truth. After a brief introduction on what analysis is, he discusses the relation of body and mind and seeks for causal relations between mental and material events. He concludes this section with a chapter on Free will, before turning to perception and the external world.
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Christa Wolfs Utopian Vision: From Marxism to Feminism

Product : Christa Wolfs Utopian Vision: From Marxism to Feminism
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : This is a book-length chronological study in English of Christa Wolf''s works. It traces the development and continuity of the writer''s major themes and concerns against the backdrop of her constantly evolving relationship to Marxism, and documents the rise of her feminist consciousness. It does not, however, focus only on political and feminist issues, but addresses all facets of Wolf''s identity by showing how her works reflect her own self-understanding. Forced by the clash between her vision of a humane socialism and the practice of socialism she observed in the German Democratic Republic to reassess her role as a writer and critic, Wolf broke through to her unique style in The Quest for Christa T., a work initially repudiated in the GDR both for its unorthodox subject matter and for its unconventional form. Since then, Wolf has effectively challenged the restrictions placed on writers in the GDR by writing on topics such as the Nazi past (Patterns of Childhood), Romanticism (No Place on Earth), patriarchal attitudes in the GDR (Cassandra) and the Chernobyl nuclear disaster (Störfall).
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The British Discovery of Hinduism in the Eighteenth Century

Product : The British Discovery of Hinduism in the Eighteenth Century
Category : Books>History
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Description : One of the incidental consequences of the success of British arms in eighteenth-century India was the appearance of a number of publications which reflect the intense curiosity of contemporary Europeans about strange peoples, their manners and religions. Of the three principal religions of India, Hinduism attracted the most attention. European contact with Islam was several centuries old, while few travellers could identify Buddhism with any certainty. This book reprints some of the most significant English contributions to the early European understanding of Hinduism.
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John Milton:  Introductions

Product : John Milton: Introductions
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : At the head of the Cambridge Milton series stand two general books: John Milton: Introductions and Paradise Lost: Introduction. These set the tone for and give the background to the editions of individual books. John Broadbent and the contributors to the present volume provide original studies on different aspects of John Milton''s life, times, work and ideas. There are chapters on his relation to the music, science and visual arts of the age and there is ample material to stimulate further reading, thought and research. The book can be used by a wide range of readers and students of Milton as an original work of reference - a bank of ideas and resources on which to draw and to develop.
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Modernism, Mass Culture, and the Aesthetics of Obscenity

Product : Modernism, Mass Culture, and the Aesthetics of Obscenity
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : How did explicit sexual representation become acceptable in the twentieth century as art rather than pornography? Allison Pease answers this question by tracing the relationship between aesthetics and obscenity from the 1700s onward, focusing especially on the way in which early twentieth-century writers incorporated a sexually explicit discourse into their work. The book considers the work of Swinburne, Joyce and Lawrence and artist Aubrey Beardsley within the framework of a wide-ranging account of aesthetic theory beginning with Kant and concluding with F. R. Leavis, I. A. Richards and T. S. Eliot.
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Bachelors, Manhood, and the Novel, 1850-1925

Product : Bachelors, Manhood, and the Novel, 1850-1925
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : Katherine Snyder''s study explores the significance of the bachelor narrator, a prevalent but little recognized figure in premodernist and modernist fiction by male authors, including Hawthorne, James, Conrad, Ford, and Fitzgerald. Snyder demonstrates that bachelors functioned in cultural and literary discourse as threshold figures who, by crossing the shifting, permeable boundaries of bourgeois domesticity, highlighted the limits of conventional masculinity. By attending to the gendered identities and relations at issue in these narratives, Snyder''s study discloses the aesthetic and political underpinnings of the traditional canon of English and American modernism.
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Republicanism and Liberalism in America and the German States, 1750-1850

Product : Republicanism and Liberalism in America and the German States, 1750-1850
Category : Books>History
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Description : Republicanism and Liberalism in America and the German States represents the cooperative effort of a group of American and German scholars to move the historical debate on republicanism and liberalism to a new stage. By systematically studying the similarities and differences in the understanding of republicanism and liberalism in the United States and German states, the collection stimulates new efforts toward a comprehensive interpretation of political, intellectual, and social developments in the modernizing Atlantic world of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
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Aristotles Theory of Language and Meaning

Product : Aristotles Theory of Language and Meaning
Category : Books>Religion and Spirituality
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Description : This is a book about Aristotle''s philosophy of language, interpreted in a framework that provides a comprehensive interpretation of Aristotle''s metaphysics, philosophy of mind, epistemology and science. The aims of the book are to explicate the description of meaning contained in De Interpretatione and to show the relevance of that theory of meaning to much of the rest of Arisotle''s philosophy. In the process Deborah Modrak reveals how that theory of meaning has been much maligned.
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From Craft to Industry: The Ethnography of Proto-Industrial Cloth Production

Product : From Craft to Industry: The Ethnography of Proto-Industrial Cloth Production
Category : Books>Social and Cultural Studies
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Description : The essays in this volume focus on two themes: the centrality of the production of and trade in cloth in the emergence of market activity; and the nature of the industrialization process. The core of the book is formed by four detailed ethnographic studies of the development and current organization of cloth production for the market, in different parts of the world: tailoring in Kano City, northern Nigeria (Pokrant); dyeing and weaving in Daboya, northern Ghana (Goody); ''fashion''- shirt production in Bombay, India (Swallow); and the manufacture of ''handmade'' Harris tweed in the Hebrides (Ennew). Each study examines access to raw materials and to the market, relations of production, the investment of capital and the reproduction of the system. Individually, they raise such questions as the role of fashion, the effects of national economic policies and legislation, and factors related to the modification of traditional technologies.
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Music and Tradition: Essays on Asian and other Musics Presented to Laurence Picken

Product : Music and Tradition: Essays on Asian and other Musics Presented to Laurence Picken
Category : Books>Entertainment
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Description : Laurence Picken has long been recognised as a pioneer in the study of Oriental and other non-Western musics. Some of his pupils, colleagues and friends from four continents have here brought together this volume of essays as a tribute to him on his seventieth birthday. The book aims to reflect characteristic aspects of Dr Picken''s work: his conception of musicology as a science, his sense of historical perspective and - perhaps most importantly - his delight in music of almost every kind. Appealing in particular to those engaged in the study of non-Western music, the volume will also interest everyone concerned with musical structures and their development.
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Duet for Two Voices: An Informal Biography of Edward Dent compiled from his Letters to Clive Carey

Product : Duet for Two Voices: An Informal Biography of Edward Dent compiled from his Letters to Clive Carey
Category : Books>Entertainment
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Description : Edward Dent was a prolific correspondent and hundreds of letters remain, many in the Rowe Library at Kings College, Cambridge, bearing witness that what he wrote was treasured by the recipients. Clive Carey was no exception: during a friendship that began in Cambridge in 1901 when he was an organ scholar at Clare and Dent a newly elected Fellow of King''s and lasted till Dent''s death in 1957, Carey kept every letter he received, more than four hundred in all. Using some of these letters as a framework, Carey''s nephew has compiled an informal biography of Edward Dent. The book is illustrated throughout with pictures taken for the most part from personal sources. Production pictures, costume designs and sets will be of particular interest to the theatre and opera historian, while the period flavour of the book in general will appeal to anyone with interest in or nostalgia for an era that ended with the fifties.
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Reindeer on South Georgia: The Ecology of an Introduced Population

Product : Reindeer on South Georgia: The Ecology of an Introduced Population
Category : Books>Science and Nature
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Description : The introduction earlier this century of Norwegian reindeer to the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia provided scientists with the unusual opportunity of studying the interaction between a large arctic herbivore and a southern ecosystem that had not previously been exposed to grazing by mammals. Originally published in 1988, this book synthesises the results of many years'' research into this fascinating ecological situation. The author develops the observations into two main themes. First,a comparative study of the biology and ecology of a deer that occurs in a wide variety of Arctic habitats. Secondly, an investigation into the ways in which an introduced population adapts to a new environment, its relevance to the population ecology of mammals and to the conservation of southern island ecosystems. In doing this, the author discusses many topics including reproductive biology, feeding ecology, growth, mortality and population dynamics. This in-depth study of a single species in an alien environment will appeal to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, research workers in wildlife management and ecology, conservationists and polar scientists.
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Gods Courtier: Configuring a Different Grace in George Herberts Temple

Product : Gods Courtier: Configuring a Different Grace in George Herberts Temple
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : George Herbert is regarded as a metaphysical and at times a solely religious poet. In this book, Marion Singleton focuses on the relation between Herbert''s poetry and the cultural background of his life. Singleton examines the style, structure and thematic basis of The Temple in the context of the Renaissance ideal of aristocratic courtliness. She provides a detailed study of Herbert''s association with the literary tradition of the courtier and his strategic use of it in The Temple. God''s Courtier touches upon issues of relevance not only to its nominal subject but also to the courtier poet tradition in general. Thus, it will interest literary historians as well as scholars of sixteenth- and seventeenth- century literature.
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Secret Rites and Secret Writing: Royalist Literature, 1641-1660

Product : Secret Rites and Secret Writing: Royalist Literature, 1641-1660
Category : Books>Entertainment
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Description : This book is a study of the various kinds of royalist writing during the period of the English Civil War and the Interregnum, when printing and publishing were largely controlled by Parliament. Lois Potter examines the effectiveness of this control and the means by which writers evaded it: illicit publication; the use of various kinds of code, such as ciphers, emblems, secret languages, symbolism and allegory; the exploitation of genres such as romance and tragicomedy; the submerging of personal identity through literary quotation and allusion. By looking at a very wide sample of texts ranging from anonymous pamphlets to the works of well-known ''Cavalier poets'', the book brings greater precision to the controversial subject of the relation of literature to politics and the relation of both to the psychology of secrecy.
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William James and the Metaphysics of Experience

Product : William James and the Metaphysics of Experience
Category : Books>Religion and Spirituality
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Description : This book offers a new perspective on the philosopher, psychologist, and religious thinker William James. Using biographical materials, manuscripts, and analysis, the author develops the first systematic reading of James'' world-view of radical empiricism, which sought to take concrete, immediate experience as the basis for understanding the world. The book offers close readings of key works by James. Lamberth argues that religion and philosophy themselves are intimately related conceptually for James; and concludes by relating James'' conceptions to present debates concerning truth, religious experience, and theological understandings of the divine.
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Henry James Last Romance: Making Sense of the Past and the American Scene

Product : Henry James Last Romance: Making Sense of the Past and the American Scene
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : In this major new study of Henry James'' classic text of cultural criticism, The American Scene, Beverly Haviland shows how James confronted the vexing problem of making sense of the past so that he could make culture work. In this record of his 1904-5 return to America and in his unfinished novels, The Sense of the Past and The Ivory Tower, he interpreted the social conflicts that seemed to be paralyzing relations between men and women, between black and white Americans, between natives and aliens, between defenders of taste and censors of waste. Haviland''s own method brings historical and theoretical readings into conversation with each other.
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Walt Whitman and the American Reader

Product : Walt Whitman and the American Reader
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : In Walt Whitman and the American Reader, Greenspan casts Whitman as the central actor on the stage of nineteenth-century American literary culture--a culture redefining its democratic identity. Against the context of the major changes revolutionizing the professions of printer, publisher, bookseller, and author, he examines the connection between the bookmaking culture of mid-century and Leaves of Grass, and between the conditions for authorship and Whitman''s career. The result is a far-ranging study of Whitman as a model of the nineteenth-century American writer writing for--and sometimes reacting against--the newly enfranchised, expanded reading public of his time.
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Discrepant Engagement: Dissonance, Cross-Culturality and Experimental Writing

Product : Discrepant Engagement: Dissonance, Cross-Culturality and Experimental Writing
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : Discrepant Engagement addresses work by a number of authors not normally grouped under a common rubric--black writers from the United States and the Caribbean and the so-called Black Mountain poets. Nathaniel Mackey examines the ways in which the experimental aspects of their work advance a critique of the assumptions underlying conventional perceptions and practice. Arguing that the work of these writers engages the discrepancy between presumed norms and qualities of experience such norms fail to accommodate, Mackey highlights their valorization of dissonance, divergence and formal disruption. He advances a cross-cultural mix that is uncommon in studies of experimental writing, frequently bringing the works and ideas of the authors it addresses into dialogue and juxtaposition with one another, insisting that parallels, counterpoint and relevance to one another exist among writers otherwise separated by ethnic and regional boundaries.
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Understanding the Mass Media

Product : Understanding the Mass Media
Category : Books>Religion and Spirituality
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Description : The average British fourteen-year-old watches a great deal of TV. He helps to spend a quarter of a million pounds on pop records every Saturday. Like the rest of us he is beset by advertisements. As an adult he is virtually certain to read mass-circulation daily and Sunday newspapers. This is his mental world. The modern teacher wants to bring this world to the classroom but if he merely tries the Old Testament prophet stance and says its all corrupt, he will be written off a hopelessly out of touch. But if he can take a neutral position, he can get his pupils first to discuss, then to understand and finally to discriminate. Mr Tucker''s book will help this process. The plan of his book if simple: he takes the mass media one by one, gives first some understanding of their organisation, characteristics, aims and methods and then gives practical suggestions for class-work on them.
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The Sentence in Written English: A Syntactic Study Based on an Analysis of Scientific Texts

Product : The Sentence in Written English: A Syntactic Study Based on an Analysis of Scientific Texts
Category : Books>Reference and Language
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Description : A substantially revised edition of Huddleston''s contribution to Sentence and Clause in Scientific English, the final report of a research project into the linguistic properties of scientific English carried out at University College London in 1964-7. The book has two complementary aims: to analyse certain areas of the grammar of ''common-core'' English - the grammar that is common to all varieties of the language - and to apply this analysis to a selective grammatical description of a corpus of some 135,000 words of written scientific English. The theoretical framework underlying the description is that of transformational grammar but the author also draws heavily on M. A. K. Halliday''s work on English grammar. Full details of the corpus are given in the appendix. The texts are arranged in three levels, high, middle and low, according to the audience addressed by the author - scholarly, student and general/popular.
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Francis Bacon and Renaissance Prose

Product : Francis Bacon and Renaissance Prose
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : The full study of Bacon as a writer, Dr Vickers takes into account the whole corpus of Bacon''s work, in Latin as well as in English. His chief sources are the The Advancement of Learning and the Essays. His purpose is to reinstate Bacon as one of the supreme masters of English prose in a period which made rich use of all the expressive resources of the medium. The study is both analytical and historical: it isolates the major features of Bacon''s style, and sets them in the context of Renaissance theory and practice. The features include the overall structure of Bacon''s works, his important concept of the aphorism, and his use of the traditional patterns of syntax. Dr Vickers makes a challenging reassessment of the accepted view of Bacon as a ''Senecan'' or ''anti-Ciceronian'' prose writer. Particular attention is paid to imagery, in which Bacon''s powers as an imaginative writer are greatest. There are two general chapters, the first being the problem of analysing style, the last on reactions to Bacon''s style since the seventeenth century. This book also provides the basis for a fresh assessment of Renaissance prose.
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Modernism, Ireland and the Erotics of Memory

Product : Modernism, Ireland and the Erotics of Memory
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : Nicholas Miller re-examines memory and its role in modern Irish culture. Asserting that a continuous renegotiation of memory is characteristic of Irish modernist writing, he investigates a series of case-studies in modern Irish historical imagination. He reassesses Ireland''s self-construction through external or foreign discourses such as the cinema, and proposes new readings of Yeats and Joyce as counter-memorialists. This original study attracts scholars of Modernism, Irish studies, film and literary theory.
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Representing Elizabeth in Stuart England: Literature, History, Sovereignty

Product : Representing Elizabeth in Stuart England: Literature, History, Sovereignty
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : Examining Elizabeth I''s lasting impact on the Anglo-American historical imagination, John Watkins traces the development of Elizabeth I''s iconic significance in the political and popular imagination of the seventeenth century. From powerful monarch to the perfect model of the tragic individual pitted against a hostile social order, Elizabeth''s story informs contemporary debates. This study appeals to literary and cultural historians alike.
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The Writing of Royalism 1628-1660

Product : The Writing of Royalism 1628-1660
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : In The Writing of Royalism, Robert Wilcher charts the political and ideological development of royalism between 1628 and 1660. His study situates a wide range of minor and canonical texts in the tumultuous political contexts of the time, helpfully integrating them into a detailed historical narrative. He illustrates the role of literature in forging a party committed to the military defense of royalist values and determined to sustain them in defeat.
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Callimachus:  The Fifth Hymn: The Bath of Pallas

Product : Callimachus: The Fifth Hymn: The Bath of Pallas
Category : Books
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Description : Callimachus was one of the most important and influential writers in the ancient world. He was the outstanding poet of the Hellenistic period and had a profound effect on the subsequent course of Greek and Roman literature. The hymns are intricate, allusive and difficult poetry, and need elucidation for the modern reader. ''The Fifth Hymn: The Bath of Pallas'', is considered by many to be Callimachus'' finest surviving poem. Anthony Bulloch has established a new text of the poem, which is printed here with facing English translation. The substantial introduction and full commentary aim to introduce the poem to a wide audience and to help the modern reader to reconstruct what the ancient reader may have taken for granted as part of the crucial and intellectual background and to achieve an informed and sensitive appreciation of the poem in its full perspective. This will be welcomed by Greek scholars and those interested in Greek and Roman poetry.
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The Poetics of National and Racial Identity in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Product : The Poetics of National and Racial Identity in Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : John D. Kerkering''s study examines the literary history of racial and national identity in nineteenth-century America. Kerkering argues that writers such as DuBois, Lanier, Simms, and Scott used poetic effects to assert the distinctiveness of certain groups in a diffuse social landscape. Kerkering explores poetry''s formal properties, its sound effects, as they intersect with the issues of race and nation. He shows how formal effects, ranging from meter and rhythm to alliteration and melody, provide these writers with evidence of a collective identity, whether national or racial. Through this shared reliance on formal literary effects, national and racial identities, Kerkering shows, are related elements of a single literary history. This is the story of how poetic effects helped to define national identities in Anglo-America as a step toward helping to define racial identities within the United States. This highly original study will command a wide audience of Americanists.
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Modernism, Cultural Production, and the British Avant-garde

Product : Modernism, Cultural Production, and the British Avant-garde
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : Exposing the links between art, literature and early twentieth-century capitalism, Edward Comentale demonstrates how apparently progressive avant-garde movements, in their celebration of individualism, competition and labor, collaborated with a market defined by a monstrous increase in production and consumption. Comentale''s interdisciplinary study examines art and sculpture as well as writing by Virginia Woolf and T.S. Eliot, among others, in the light of psychoanalytic, economic and political theory. This book will be of interest to scholars of literary and cultural modernism.
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Subjects and Universal Grammar: An Explanatory Theory

Product : Subjects and Universal Grammar: An Explanatory Theory
Category : Books>Reference and Language
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Description : The ''subject'' of a sentence is a concept that presents great challenges to linguists. Most languages have something which looks like a subject, but subjects differ across languages in their nature and properties, making them an interesting phenomenon for those seeking linguistic universals. This pioneering volume addresses ''subject'' nature from a simultaneously formal and typological perspective. Dividing the subject into two distinct grammatical functions, it shows how the nature of these functions explains their respective properties, and argues that the split in properties shown in ''ergative'' languages (whereby the subject of intransitive verbs is marked as an object) results from the functions being assigned to different elements of the clause. Drawing on data from a typologically wide variety of languages, including English, Hebrew, Tagalog, Inuit and Acehnese, it explains why, even in the case of very different languages, certain core properties can be found.
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Genocide: A Normative Account

Product : Genocide: A Normative Account
Category : Books>Religion and Spirituality
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Description : In this study, Larry May examines the normative and conceptual problems concerning the crime of genocide. Genocide arises out of the worst of horrors. Legally, however, the unique character of genocide is reduced to a technical requirement, that the perpetrator''s act manifest an intention to destroy a protected group. From this definition, many puzzles arise. How are groups to be identified and why are only four groups subject to genocide? What is the harm of destroying a group and why is this harm thought to be independent of killing many people? How can a person in the dock, as an individual, be responsible for a collective crime like genocide? How should we understand the specific crimes associated with genocide, especially instigation, incitement, and complicity? Are criminal trials in the aftermath of genocide the best strategy for achieving reconciliation and the return to the rule of law? Paying special attention to the recent case law concerning the Rwanda genocide, May offers the first philosophical exploration of the crime of genocide in international criminal law.
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Debating Coal Closures: Economic Calculation in the Coal Dispute 1984-5

Product : Debating Coal Closures: Economic Calculation in the Coal Dispute 1984-5
Category : Books>Business and Finance>Finance and Investing>Finance
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Description : This book, published in the late 1980s, reproduces articles and reports which were written and gained prominence during the 1984-5 coal dispute in the UK. It is, however, more than a contribution to the history of that dispute and the associated debates about the viability and strategies of the NCB (now British Coal) and its constituent pits. The collection addresses more general issues of industrial and national policy and concerns about the interface of accountancy and economic calculation in industrial relations. The contributions offer contrasting approached to the identification and measurement of enterprise performance, including the value of accounting reports, the assessment of strategies to invest in new technology, the costs and benefits of alternative energy policies and the distinction between the national and enterprise interests. In addition, the editors'' introduction and the authors'' postscripts consider the contributions of these debates in relation to the progress and outcome of the coal dispute and thereby examine the relationship between politics, industrial muscle and calculative logics in industrial relations.
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The Far East and the English Imagination, 1600-1730

Product : The Far East and the English Imagination, 1600-1730
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries China, Japan and the Spice Islands dazzled the English imagination as insatiable markets for European goods, and as vast, inexhaustible storehouses of spices and luxury wares. Robert Markley explores the significance of attitudes to the wealth and power of East Asia in rethinking conceptions of national and personal identity in seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century English literature. Alongside works by canonical English authors, this study examines the writings of Jesuit missionaries, Dutch merchants, and English and continental geographers, who directly contended with the challenges that China and Japan posed to visions of western cultural and technological superiority. Questioning conventional Eurocentric histories, in this 2006 book Markley examines the ways in which the writings of Milton, Dryden, Defoe and Swift deal with the complexities of a world in which England was marginalised and which, until 1800, was dominated - economically at least - by the empires of the Far East.
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Poetry, Enclosure, and the Vernacular Landscape, 1700-1830

Product : Poetry, Enclosure, and the Vernacular Landscape, 1700-1830
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : Rachel Crawford examines the intriguing, often problematic relationship between poetry and landscape in eighteenth and early-nineteenth-century Britain. She discusses the highly contested parliamentary enclosure movement which closed off the last of England''s open fields between 1760 and 1815. She considers enclosure as a prevailing metaphor for a reconceptualization of the aesthetics of space in which enclosed and confined sites became associated with productivity. She then examines explicit landscape imagery--such as the apple, the iron industry, and the kitchen garden--within the context of georgic and minor lyric poetry.
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Triumphal Forms: Structural Patterns in Elizabethan Poetry

Product : Triumphal Forms: Structural Patterns in Elizabethan Poetry
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : A study of numerology in Elizabethan poetry, with some background studies which base the subject in classical learning, the works of Dante and Petrarch, and the esoteric traditions of the humanists. The central assumption of numerological criticism is that there exist works written in this tradition which show a correspondence between structure and meaning on a numerical plane; that is, one in which the number of the constituent parts (lines, stanzas, sonnets in a sequence) expresses a major aspect of the meaning. For instance parts of the whole can be arranged to represent months of the year and so on. Such structures of time and the triumphal form, in which the most important ''sovereign'' element is placed at the centre, are the two main numerological patterns discussed by Dr Fowler. Critics have tended to regard numerology as an isolated phenomenon, rare after the Middle Ages but Dr Fowler demonstrates its persistence in the works of Spenser, Sidney, Chapman, Shakespeare, Donne, Jonson, Dryden and others.
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The First Afghan War 1838-1842

Product : The First Afghan War 1838-1842
Category : Books>History
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Description : The first Afghan war is one of the most interesting events in British Imperial and military history. Mr Norris''s starting point for this 1967 publication is the belief that Sir John William Kaye, the Victorian authority on this war, made some strong partisan judgements, which were left unanswered. He therefore re-examines the original sources, including much material that was not available to Kaye, to form the basis of a fresh interpretation. This study attempts to assess the political significance of the Afghan incident by relating it to the general Eastern question, and at the same time to vindicate the actions of Lord Auckland and Alexander Burnes. The principal unresolved problem of the war was the exact correlation of British and Indian policy over Afghanistan. Mr Norris demonstrates convincingly that Auckland''s policy was part of the general Whig plan, operated by Palmerston, for the containment of Russian expansion in Asia.
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Social Policies, Labour Markets and Motherhood: A Comparative Analysis of European Countries

Product : Social Policies, Labour Markets and Motherhood: A Comparative Analysis of European Countries
Category : Books>Business and Finance>Career Planning and Job Hunting>Labor
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Description : The relationship between fertility and the participation rate of women in the workforce is an increasingly important area of study for economists, demographers and policy-makers. Recent data show important differences in the relationship between employment rates of women and fertility across Europe. For example, in southern Europe, low fertility rates are combined with low rates of female participation. In contrast, Nordic countries are experiencing relatively high fertility rates combined with high female labour market participation. Social Policies, Labour Markets and Motherhood analyses the effects of policies aimed to reconcile motherhood and labour market participation. Making extensive use of European Community Household Panel data, it compares the outcomes of policies in several European countries, analysing why they succeed in some environments but not in others. It will be of interest to researchers, policy-makers and graduate students working on labour markets, population economics, demography and the methodology of applied microeconomics.
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The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson

Product : The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : Jack Lynch explores eighteenth-century British conceptions of the Renaissance, and the historical, intellectual, and cultural uses to which the past was put. He argues that scholars, editors, historians, religious thinkers, linguists, and literary critics defined themselves in relation to the last age or the age of Elizabeth. This interdisciplinary study is of interest to cultural as well as literary historians of the eighteenth century.
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The Cambridge Companion to American Poetry since 1945

Product : The Cambridge Companion to American Poetry since 1945
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Description : The extent to which American poetry reinvented itself after World War II is a testament to the changing social, political, and economic landscape of twentieth-century American life. Registering an important shift in the way scholars contextualize modern and contemporary American literature, this Companion explores how American poetry has documented and, at times, helped propel the literary and cultural revolutions of the past sixty-five years. Offering authoritative and accessible essays from fourteen distinguished scholars, the Companion sheds new light on the Beat, Black Arts, and other movements while examining institutions that govern poetic practice in the United States today. The text also introduces seminal figures like Sylvia Plath, John Ashbery, and Gwendolyn Brooks while situating them alongside phenomena such as the academic poet and popular forms such as spoken word and rap, revealing the breadth of their shared history. Students, scholars, and readers will find this Companion an indispensable guide to post-war and late twentieth-century American poetry.
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Pilgrimage: The English Experience from Becket to Bunyan

Product : Pilgrimage: The English Experience from Becket to Bunyan
Category : Books>History
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Description : Pilgrimage was a central feature of medieval English life which affected history, politics, art and literature. The shrines were destroyed during the Reformation and pilgrimage stopped, yet the idea of pilgrimage continued--refashioned - in Protestant theology. By reaching beyond the Reformation to explore the transformation of the idea of the pilgrim, this book confronts the religious experience of the English laity over half a millennium. In a series of ground-breaking studies the contributors challenge many orthodox assumptions about English pilgrims and their history.
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States of Emergency in Liberal Democracies

Product : States of Emergency in Liberal Democracies
Category : Books>Social and Cultural Studies
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Description : In an emergency, statesmen concentrate power and suspend citizens'' rights. These emergency powers are ubiquitous in the crisis government of liberal democracies, but their nature and justification is poorly understood. Based on a pluralist conception of political ethics and political power, this book shows how we can avoid the dangers and confusions inherent in the norm/exception approach that dominates both historical and contemporary debate. The book shows how liberal values need never - indeed must never - be suspended, even in times of urgency. Only then can accountability remain a live possibility. But at the same time, emergency powers can sometimes be justified with reference to extra-liberal norms that also operate in times of normalcy. By emphasizing the continuity between times of normalcy and emergency, the book illuminates the norms of crisis government, broadening our understanding of liberal democratic government and of political ethics in the process.
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Christian Democracy and the Origins of European Union

Product : Christian Democracy and the Origins of European Union
Category : Books>History
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Description : Major study of the role of European Christian democratic parties in the making of the European Union. It radically re-conceptualises European integration in long-term historical perspective as the outcome of partisan competition of political ideologies and parties and their guiding ideas for the future of Europe. Wolfram Kaiser takes a comparative approach to political Catholicism in the nineteenth century, Catholic parties in interwar Europe and Christian democratic parties in postwar Europe and studies these parties'' cross-border contacts and co-ordination of policy-making. He shows how well networked party elites ensured that the origins of European Union were predominately Christian democratic, with considerable repercussions for the present-day EU. The elites succeeded by intensifying their cross-border communication and coordinating their political tactics and policy making in government. This is a major contribution to the new transnational history of Europe and the history of European integration.
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Organizational Alternatives in Soviet-Type Economies

Product : Organizational Alternatives in Soviet-Type Economies
Category : Books>Business and Finance>Economics>Economic Development
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Description : In this volume, which was originally published in 1979, an essay of analysis prefaces a collection of translated papers from Eastern Europe. The juxtaposition of analysis and original documents from Eastern European authorities (both revered there and disgraced) enables the reader to join in the experience of interpretation. The essay (Part I) provides an analysis of the mechanisms of Soviet-type economies. It concentrates on four issues: decision-making processes; the limits upon the choices made; practical implementation of the choices; and the objectives implied by them. This ends with an explanation of the relatively scant application of economic principles to the operation of this type of economic system. Part II is a reader consisting of appropriately chosen original texts from Eastern European sources grouped into sections on administration, resource allocation, planning and incentives. The issues are examined in relation to the special conditions which brought them to a head.
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Language Functions Revisited: Theoretical and Empirical Bases for Language Construct Definition Across the Ability Range

Product : Language Functions Revisited: Theoretical and Empirical Bases for Language Construct Definition Across the Ability Range
Category : Books>Reference and Language
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Description : This book introduces the theoretical and empirical bases for the definition of language learning level in functional ''Can Do'' terms for the English Profile Programme, setting out the ambitions of the Programme and presenting emerging findings. The English Profile Programme is an elaboration of the performance level descriptions of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) that is concerned specifically with the English language. The CEFR has become influential in building a shared understanding of performance levels for foreign language learners. However, there is a considerable gap between the broad descriptions of levels provided, which covers a range of languages and learning contexts, and the level of detail required for applications such as syllabus or test design, which this volume addresses. With its combination of theoretical insights and practical advice, this is a useful work for academics, policy-makers, curriculum designers, textbook writers, postgraduate students and examination board staff.
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Plotinus on Self: The Philosophy of the We

Product : Plotinus on Self: The Philosophy of the We
Category : Books>Religion and Spirituality
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Description : Plotinus, the founder of the Neoplatonic school of philosophy, conceptualises two different notions of self (or ''us''): the corporeal and the rational. Personality and imperfection mark the former, while goodness and a striving for understanding mark the latter. In this 2007 text, Dr Remes grounds the two selfhoods in deep-seated Platonic ontological commitments, following their manifestations, interrelations and sometimes uneasy coexistence in philosophical psychology, emotional therapy and ethics. Plotinus'' interest lies in what it means for a human being to be a temporal and a corporeal thing, yet capable of abstract and impartial reasoning, of self-government and perhaps even invulnerability. The book argues that this involves a philosophically problematic rupture within humanity which is, however, alleviated by the psychological similarities and points of contact between the two aspects of the self. The purpose of life is the cultivation of the latter aspect, the true self.
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A Pageant of Kings and Queens

Product : A Pageant of Kings and Queens
Category : Books>History
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Description : A Pageant of Kings and Queens was first published in 1937, coinciding with the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Intended for young readers, the book traces the history of the English monarchy from early Anglo-Saxon times to the first part of the twentieth century. It relates the triumphs and failures of English monarchs of the past, the duties that they performed at different periods of history, and the new responsibilities which contributed to the preservation of the monarchy. Written in a lively, readable style and containing numerous vignettes and full-page illustrations, this volume is a fine example of twentieth-century books for children on the subject of the British monarchy.
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The Aesthetics of Emulation in the Visual Arts of Ancient Rome

Product : The Aesthetics of Emulation in the Visual Arts of Ancient Rome
Category : Books>Art and Architecture
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Description : Arguing that the scholarship on this topic has not appreciated Roman values in the visual arts, this book examines Roman strategies for the appropriation of the Greek visual culture. A knowledge of Roman values explains the entire range of visual appropriation in Roman art, which includes not only the phenomenon of copying, but also such manifestations as allusion, parody, and, most importantly, aemulatio, successful rivalry with one''s models.
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James Joyce: JAMES JOYCE

Product : James Joyce: JAMES JOYCE
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : James Joyce holds a unique position in literature. No writer has a higher reputation, none attracts more ardent devotees, and none poses so many difficulties for the first-time reader. This book is an original and well-informed survey of the whole of Joyce''s work. It offers close readings of his early writings such as Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and an extended examination of his masterpiece, Ulysses, as well as a stimulating introduction to that notoriously difficult work Finnegans Wake. Dr Parrinder stresses Joyce''s ambivalent relationship to the Ireland of his youth, and his ability to incorporate the most banal and profane levels of experience and language into profound celebration of the human capacity for survival and regeneration. The Joyce who emerges is a writer of innocence and gusto as well as immense artistic cunning.
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Proust: Collected Essays on the Writer and his Art

Product : Proust: Collected Essays on the Writer and his Art
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Description : Proust''s A la recherche du temps perdu is an imaginative achievement without parallel in the twentieth century. Any critic who sets out to discuss the book in the full variety of its concerns will find that his own powers of insight and judgement are relentlessly put to the test. John Cocking is one of the few critics who have taken up this challenge with outstanding success and have tackled all the major Proustian issues in a consistently illuminating way. When first published in the fifties, his critical monograph on Proust soon established itself as one of the finest introductions to its subject available in either English or French. The aim of the present collection is to bring together all Professor Cocking''s main writings on Proust in a single volume. His powers of detailed observation and his alert analytic intelligence make him a first-rate guide to the complexities and the sheer surprisingness of Proust''s novel. This book offers both an introduction that is fully accessible to the newcomer and a series of original judgements that will provide stimulus and excitement for the specialist.
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Themes And Conventions Of Elizabethan Tragedy

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Description : The first edition of this book formed the basis of the modern approach to Elizabethan poetic drama as a performing art, an approach pursued in subsequent volumes by Professor Bradbrook. Its influence has also extended to other fields; it has been studied by Grigori Kozintesev and Sergei Eisenstein for instance. Conventions of open stage, stylized plot and characters, and actors'' traditions of presentation are related to the special expectations which a rhetorical training produced in the listeners. The general discussion of tragic conventions is followed by individual studies of how these were used by Marlowe, Tourneur, Webster and Middlewon. For this second edition Professor Bradbrook has revised her material and written a new introduction. A new final chapter on performace and characterization describes the conventions of role-playing. Dramatists before and after Shakespeare are compared with him in their methods of showing a complex identity on stage. This chapter also considers the work of Marston, Chapman and Ford in relation to the themes and conventions studied in earlier chapters, providing a link with the subsequent volumes in A History of Elizabethan Drama.
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Morvern Transformed: A Highland Parish in the Nineteenth Century

Product : Morvern Transformed: A Highland Parish in the Nineteenth Century
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Description : Dr Gaskell''s pioneering study of social and economic change in a west Highland parish during the last century has come to be regarded as a classic of local history, a book which raises issues that are still of general and indeed of national importance. But Morvern Transformed is more than a study of history: it is (to quote Professor R. H. Campbell''s new Introduction) ''a fascinating portrayal of a way of life which, only a century old, is already as different from the present as it was in its own day from the way of life another century before.''
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Development Economics on Trial: The Anthropological Case for a Prosecution

Product : Development Economics on Trial: The Anthropological Case for a Prosecution
Category : Books>Social and Cultural Studies
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Description : Polly Hill''s provocative book examines the disastrous gulf that separates development economics from its sister discipline, economic anthropology. Working with material from the rural tropical world, much of it collected at first hand in West Africa and South India, Dr Hill demonstrates in the first, polemical part of her book, how unreliable and western-biased assumptions most development economists base their theoretical work. She shows in particular that misleading official statistics are handled uncritically, that the significance of innate rural inequality is consistently ignored and the revered concepts such as the ''population explosion'' are in anthropological terms largely meaningless. The longer, second part of the book illustrates the enormous relevance and potential of economic anthropology for economists by looking in turn at the true complexity of farming households, labour and inheritance; at debt, social stratification and economic inequality, and at problems connected with the sale of land, the role of women and migration. Taken overall, Development Economics on Trial represents a powerful and urgent plea for co-operation.
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Rethinking Modern Political Theory: Essays 1979-1983

Product : Rethinking Modern Political Theory: Essays 1979-1983
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Description : Why is modern political theory philosophically so feeble and politically so unconvincing? This volume of essays discusses the historical sources of these weaknesses and suggests how they might begin to be remedied. The essays treat in relation to one another the history of modern philosophy and the practical relations between states, societies and economies in the modern world. The different approaches required to understand each of these are displayed, and the formidable difficulties of combining them satisfactorily are examined. Only if that is achieved however, do we stand a chance in John Dunn''s view of overcoming the limitation of existing understandings of politics. And only then will we be able to arrive at a theory of collective prudence which unites moral awareness and a realistic appreciation of the nature, and the dangers, of modern politics.
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The Annals of West Coker

Product : The Annals of West Coker
Category : Books>History
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Description : After a life of public service Sir Matthew Nathan retired to the Manor of West Coker near Yeovil in Somerset. He developed a keen interest in his new home; he began first to read about it, then to deepen and widen his research, and then to turn his knowledge into this connected account, which was originally published in 1957. The local sources - the manorial records of his own estate, the parish and county records - were very rich. With great thoroughness he incorporated them in a local history of the area up to the nineteenth century. Nearly all the forces which affect the affairs of the nation can be traced in the records of the area. It is local and amateur history, but of the best calibre, and there is much to interest historians interested in local records. These are liberally quoted and there are detailed maps.
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In Search of Stability: Explorations In Historical Political Economy

Product : In Search of Stability: Explorations In Historical Political Economy
Category : Books>Social and Cultural Studies
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Description : In Search of Stability: Explorations in Historical Political Economy ponders the issue of how Western industrial societies overcame major challenges to political and economic stability in the twentieth century. Successive essays ask: what ideological messages did American influence transmit to Europe after World War I, then again after World War II? Did Nazis and Italian fascists share an economic ideology or impose a unique economic system in the interwar period and during World War II? How do their accomplishments stack up comparatively against those of the liberal democracies? After 1945, what was the relationship between concepts of productivity and class division? How have the major experiences of twentieth-century inflation arisen out of class and interest-group rivalry? Most generally, what has been the representation of interests in capitalist political economies?
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The Birth of History and Philosophy of Science: Keplers A Defence of Tycho against Ursus with Essays on its Provenance and Signifi

Product : The Birth of History and Philosophy of Science: Keplers A Defence of Tycho against Ursus with Essays on its Provenance and Signifi
Category : Books>Science and Nature
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Description : Nicholas Jardine offers here an edition and the first translation into English of Johannes Kepler''s A Defence of Tycho against Ursus. He accompanies this with essays on the provenance of the treatise - the circumstances which provoked Kepler to write it, an analysis of its strategy, style and historical sources and of the contents of Ursus'' Treatise on Astronomical Hypotheses to which Kepler was replying. Dr Jardine also provides three extended interpretive essays on the intrinsic interest and historical significance of the work.
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Evolution: Essays in Honour of John Maynard Smith

Product : Evolution: Essays in Honour of John Maynard Smith
Category : Books>Science and Nature
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Description : John Maynard Smith was originally trained as an engineer but, despite important excursions into animal mechanics, ecology and ethology, he is now best known as an international authority on evolution. His pre-eminence is based in large part on original research contributions coupled with an uncanny ability for revealing simple explanations to apparently intractable problems. This wide-ranging volume contains a collection of new and original essays, all inspired by Maynard Smith''s writings. The essays span the whole field of evolutionary biology: from microevolution to macroevolution; from evolutionarily stable strategies to sympatric speciation; and from population processes in plants to the arithmetic of assessment in animals.
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Literature, Language, and the Rise of the Intellectual Disciplines in Britain, 1680-1820

Product : Literature, Language, and the Rise of the Intellectual Disciplines in Britain, 1680-1820
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : The divide between the sciences and the humanities, which often seem to speak entirely different languages, has its roots in the way intellectual disciplines developed in the long eighteenth century. As various fields of study became defined and to some degree professionalized, their ways of communicating evolved into an increasingly specialist vocabulary. Chemists, physicists, philosophers, and poets argued about whether their discourses should become more and more specialised, or whether they should aim to remain intelligible to the layperson. In this interdisciplinary 2009 study, Robin Valenza shows how Isaac Newton, Samuel Johnson, David Hume, Adam Smith, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth invented new intellectual languages. By offering a much-needed account of the rise of the modern disciplines, Robin Valenza shows why the sciences and humanities diverged so strongly, and argues that literature has a special role in navigating between the languages of different areas of thought.
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New Essays On The Rise Of Silas Lapham

Product : New Essays On The Rise Of Silas Lapham
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885) established William Dean Howells''s reputation in the annals of American literature. This collection of essays argues the renewed importance of Howells''s novel for an understanding of literature as social force as well as a literary form. In his introduction Donald Pease recounts the fall and rise of the novel''s value in literary history, outlines the various critical responses to Silas Lapham, and then restores Silas Lapham to its social context. The essays that follow expand on this theme, challenging the accepted views of literary critics by explicating narrative methods and the genre of literary realism. Focusing much of its attention on economics of morality, manners, and pain, as well as the marketplace, the volume as a whole argues that a relationship exists between Howells''s realism and its socioeconomic context.
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Wallace Stevens: The Poetics of Modernism

Product : Wallace Stevens: The Poetics of Modernism
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : In this volume, seven renowned critics present different views of Wallace Stevens'' place in the evolution of Modernist poetry. The essays offer a fresh scrutiny of the poet''s work and influence, re-examining the critical consensus that has developed since Stevens first gained the attention of critics in the fifties. The collection traces both the development of Modernist poetics and Stevens'' place in it, from the poet''s relation to such contemporaries as Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams and Marianne Moore to his influence on current writers such as John Ashbery and Robert Duncan. The contributions examine the cultural influences, or ''context'', from which Stevens emerges: the Symbolist and Imagist traditions, the social and political context of the war years, and contemporary movements in the visual arts. Finally, two essays investigate the influence of Stevens on later poets.
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The Future of Folk Psychology: Intentionality and Cognitive Science

Product : The Future of Folk Psychology: Intentionality and Cognitive Science
Category : Books>Religion and Spirituality
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Description : The essays in this volume are concerned with our everyday and developed scientific systems of explanation of human behavior in terms of beliefs, attitudes, memories, and the like. The volume provides an introduction to the lively contemporary debate about the status and theoretical viability of such forms of folk-psychological explanation, in the light of recent developments in neurobiology and cognitive science. It can be used as a textbook for advanced courses in the philosophy of mind, psychology, and cognitive science.
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With Malice toward Some: How People Make Civil Liberties Judgments

Product : With Malice toward Some: How People Make Civil Liberties Judgments
Category : Books>Social and Cultural Studies
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Description : How do citizens faced with a complex variety of considerations decide whether or not to tolerate extremist groups? Relying on several survey-experiments, the authors identify and compare the impact on decision making of contemporary information, long-standing predispositions, and enduring values and beliefs. People react most strongly to data about a group''s violations of behavioral norms and the implications for democracy of the group''s actions. The authors conclude that democratic citizens should have a strong baseline of tolerance yet be attentive to and thoughtful about current information.
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The Language of Art History

Product : The Language of Art History
Category : Books>Religion and Spirituality
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Description : The first volume in the series Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and the Arts offers a range of responses by distinguished philosophers and art historians to some crucial issues generated by the relationship between the art object and language in art history. Each of the chapters in this volume is a searching response to theoretical and practical questions in terms accessible to readers of all human science disciplines. The editors, one a philosopher and one an art historian, provide an introductory chapter which outlines the themes of the volume and explicates the terms in which they are discussed. The contributors open new avenues of enquiry involving concepts of ''presence'', ''projective properties'', visual conventions and syntax, and the appropriateness of figurative language in accounting for visual art. The issues they discuss will challenge the boundaries to thought that some contemporary theorising sustains.
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Sufi Saints and State Power: The Pirs of Sind, 1843-1947

Product : Sufi Saints and State Power: The Pirs of Sind, 1843-1947
Category : Books>History
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Description : Using a wealth of historical material and in-depth interviews, the author looks at the development of the institution of the pir, its power base and the mechanics of the system of control into which the pirs were drawn. The overall success of the political system depended on the willingness of the elite to participate and Dr. Ansari argues that it did indeed work in Sind. This enabled the British to govern while allowing the pirs to adapt to colonial rule, and later independence, without serious damage to their interests.
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Sir Henry Maine: A Study in Victorian Jurisprudence

Product : Sir Henry Maine: A Study in Victorian Jurisprudence
Category : Books>Social and Cultural Studies
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Description : Sir Henry Maine died in 1888 and since then his ideas have been used by lawyers, historians, sociologists and many others. This is the first book to concentrate upon what he said about the law itself, and, as such, it explores the pioneering work Maine did in explaining law not by reference to abstract analysis but by placing it firmly in its social and historical context. Instead of concentrating on concepts such as sovereignty he looked at the realities of law as it was practised by professionals and experienced by laymen. The result was a controversial achievement stressing the reforming duties of jurists and citizens at times of social change. This is neither a conventional biography nor an abstract analysis of Maine''s thought, but a demonstration of the contemporary context and significance of his views.
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Indian Merchants And Eurasian Trade, 1600-1750

Product : Indian Merchants And Eurasian Trade, 1600-1750
Category : Books>History
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Description : This is a study of the activities and economic significance of the Indian merchant communities that traded in Iran, Central Asia and Russia in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and their role within the hegemonic trade diaspora of the period. The author has made use of Russian material, hitherto largely ignored, to highlight the importance of these mercantile communities, and to challenge the conventional view of world economic history in the early modern era. The book not only demonstrates the vitality of Indian mercantile capitalism at the time, but also offers a unique insight into the social characteristics of an expatriate community in the Volga-Caspian port of Astrakhan.
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Visions of Jewish Education

Product : Visions of Jewish Education
Category : Books>Religion and Spirituality
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Description : Six leading scholars--representing Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and secular perspectives--formulate their variant models of an ideal Jewish education for the contemporary world. This book addresses the multiple challenges of the open society to Jewish continuity by considering different versions of Jewish education appropriate for our time. It emphasizes the continuity of theory and practice, translating theory into practice as well as articulating theory embodied in practice. The book shows how all religious and ethnic communities might deepen the impact of their educational programs.
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Stony the Road to Change: Black Mississippians and the Culture of Social Relations

Product : Stony the Road to Change: Black Mississippians and the Culture of Social Relations
Category : Books>Social and Cultural Studies
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Description : This intra-group anthropological study examines the impact of history, memory, space, and the concept of belonging on the social structure of a Southern, small-town Black community. Using the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s as the point of departure for a critique of the culture of social relations among Blacks, it also proposes to provide an example of activist, native ethnographic research in a complex society.
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Political Theory And The Ecological Challenge

Product : Political Theory And The Ecological Challenge
Category : Books>Social and Cultural Studies
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Description : In recent years the engagement between the environmental ''agenda'' and mainstream political theory has become increasingly widespread and profound. Each has affected the other in palpable and important ways, and it makes increasing sense for political theorists in each camp to engage with one another. This book draws together the threads of this interconnecting enquiry in order to assess its status and meaning. Andrew Dobson and Robyn Eckersley have gathered together a team of renowned scholars to think through the challenge that political ecology presents to political theory. Looking at fourteen familiar political ideologies and concepts such as liberalism, conservatism, justice and democracy, the contributors question how they are reshaped, distorted or transformed from an environmental perspective. Lively, accessible and authoritative, this book will appeal to scholars and students alike.
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Shakespeare And The Authority Of Performance

Product : Shakespeare And The Authority Of Performance
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : This stimulating book asks how both text and performance are construed as vessels of authority, and finds that our understanding of Shakespearean performance retains a surprising sense of the possibility of being faithful to Shakespearean texts, and so to Shakespeare. After an opening theoretical chapter, Worthen examines the relationship between text and performance in three activities: directing, acting, and scholarship. The book contributes to the scholarly study of acting and directing, and to the wider discourse of performance studies.
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The Republican Legacy In International Thought

Product : The Republican Legacy In International Thought
Category : Books>Social and Cultural Studies
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Description : Republicanism has enjoyed a revival of interest in several fields. In this book Nicholas Onuf provides the first major treatment of the republican way of thinking about law, politics and society in the context of international thought. The author''s discussion of republicanism starts with Aristotle and culminates in the eighteenth century, when international thought became a distinctive enterprise. By analyzing the thought of Vattel and Kant he identifies a substantial legacy of republicanism in contemporary discussions of sovereignty, intervention, international society, peace, and the global economy.
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Knowledge, Discovery and Imagination in Early Modern Europe: The Rise of Aesthetic Rationalism

Product : Knowledge, Discovery and Imagination in Early Modern Europe: The Rise of Aesthetic Rationalism
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : Recent explanations of changes in early modern European thought speak much of a move from orality and emphasis on language to print culture and a spatial way of thinking. Timothy J. Reiss offers a more complex explanation for the massive changes in thought that occurred. He describes how, while teaching and public debate continued to be based in the language arts, scientific and artistic areas came to depend on mathematical disciplines, including music, for new means and methods of discovery, and as a basis for wider sociocultural renewal.
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Face-to-Face Communication over the Internet: Emotions in a Web of Culture, Language, and Technology

Product : Face-to-Face Communication over the Internet: Emotions in a Web of Culture, Language, and Technology
Category : Books>Health and Well Being
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Description : Social platforms such as MySpace, Facebook and Twitter have rekindled the initial excitement of cyberspace. Text based computer-mediated communication has been enriched with face-to-face communication such as Skype, as users move from desk tops to laptops with integrated cameras and related hardware. Age, gender and culture barriers seem to have crumbled and disappeared as the user base widens dramatically. Other than simple statistics relating to e-mail usage, chatrooms and blog subscriptions, we know surprisingly little about the rapid changes taking place. This book assembles leading researchers on non-verbal communication, emotion, cognition and computer science to summarize what we know about the processes relevant to face-to-face communication as it pertains to telecommunication, including video-conferencing. The authors take stock of what has been learned regarding how people communicate, in person or over distance, and set the foundations for solid research helping to understand the issues, implications and possibilities that lie ahead.
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The Quest for Responsibility: Accountability and Citizenship in Complex Organisations

Product : The Quest for Responsibility: Accountability and Citizenship in Complex Organisations
Category : Books>Social and Cultural Studies
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Description : The modern world is dominated by complex organizations. In this book Mark Bovens analyzes the questions associated with the search for responsiblity within such organizations. In organizations with many people contributing in many different ways, how can we determine who is accountable for organizational behavior? How do we define responsible behavior within organizations? Can different notions of responsibility prevent abuses? His analysis is multidisciplinary, combining law, social science, ethics, and organizational design, and provides a number of suggestions for institutional reform.
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Continuity and Change in Contemporary Capitalism

Product : Continuity and Change in Contemporary Capitalism
Category : Books>Social and Cultural Studies
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Description : Capitalist democracies have always displayed considerable diversity in their key political and economic institutions, such as the organization of economic interest groups and private enterprises, the public sector and the welfare state, as well as political parties and social movements. This book asks whether the challenges of new technologies, citizens'' preferences, and growing political and economic interdependence in the 1980s and 1990s force all polities to adopt similar institutional reforms. The authors argue that established arrangements have become difficult to sustain, but that countries choose unique trajectories of reform, not a common approach. The diversity among capitalist democracies persists in a new fashion.
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The Paths of History

Product : The Paths of History
Category : Books>History
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Description : This is a broad and ambitious study of the entire history of humanity that takes as its point of departure Marx''s theory of social evolution. Professor Diakonoff''s theory of world history differs from Marx''s in a number of ways. First, he has expanded Marx''s five stages of development to eight. Second, he denies that social evolution necessarily implies progress and shows how each progress is simultaneously a regress, and third, he demonstrates that the transition from one stage to another is not necessarily marked by social conflict and that sometimes this is achieved peacefully and gracefully. As the book moves through these various stages, the reader is drawn into a remarkable and thought-provoking study of the process of the history of the human race that focuses on the wide range of factors (economic, social, military-technological, and socio-pyschological) that have influenced our development from palaeolithic times to the present day.
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New Methods for Social History

Product : New Methods for Social History
Category : Books>History
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Description : During the past two decades sociologists have developed a range of new research methods that could be of much use to social historians. The present collection of essays introduces some of the most interesting of these new methods: event structure analysis, words-to-numbers, network analysis, qualitative comparative analysis, fuzzy logic, and recursive regression. All essays are written by outstanding experts, address noninitiated readers and use as little jargon as possible. Methods are explained through the use of historical case studies; annotated topical bibliographies have been added.
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Macbeth

Product : Macbeth
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature>Fiction
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Description : This 2008 book is an extensively-annotated edition of Macbeth, offering a thorough reconsideration of one of Shakespeare''s most popular plays. A full and accessible updated introduction studies the immediate theatrical and political contexts of Macbeth''s composition, especially the Gunpowder Plot and the contemporary account of an early performance at the Globe. It treats such issues as whether the Witches compel Macbeth to murder; whether Lady Macbeth is herself in some sense a witch; whether Banquo is Macbeth''s accomplice in crime; and what criticism is levelled against Macduff. Several possible new sources are suggested, and the presence of Thomas Middleton''s writing in the play is proposed. An extensive, well-illustrated account of the play in performance examines several cinematic versions, such as those by Kurosawa and Roman Polanski, and a brand new introductory section on recent performances and adaptations brings the edition completely up-to-date.
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An Introduction To Catholic Social Thought

Product : An Introduction To Catholic Social Thought
Category : Books>Religion and Spirituality
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Description : Michael Hornsby-Smith offers an overview of Catholic social thought particularly in recent decades. While drawing on official teaching such as papal encyclicals and the pastoral letters of bishops'' conferences, he takes seriously the need for dialogue with secular thought. The 2006 book is organized in four stages. Part I outlines the variety of domestic and international injustices and seeks to offer a social analysis of the causes of these injustices. Part II offers a theological reflection on the characteristics of the kingdom of God which Christians are urged to seek. Part III reviews Catholic social thought in six main areas: human rights, the family and bioethical issues, economic life, social exclusion, authentic development, and war and peace. Part IV completes the cycle with a consideration of appropriate social action responses to the injustices which the author has identified and analysed.
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Metaphor in Discourse

Product : Metaphor in Discourse
Category : Books>Reference and Language
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Description : ''Metaphor'' is the phenomenon whereby we talk and, potentially, think about something in terms of something else. In this 2008 book Elena Semino discusses metaphor as a common linguistic occurrence, which is varied in its textual appearance, versatile in the functions it may perform, and central to many different types of communication, from informal interaction to political speeches. She discusses the use of metaphor across a variety of texts and genres from literature, politics, science, education, advertising and the discourse of mental illness. Each chapter includes detailed case studies focusing on specific texts, from election leaflets to specialist scientific articles. Also included is a detailed consideration of corpus (computer-based) methods of analysis. Wide-ranging and informative, this book will be invaluable to those interested in metaphor from a range of disciplines.
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Solutions for the Worlds Biggest Problems: Costs and Benefits

Product : Solutions for the Worlds Biggest Problems: Costs and Benefits
Category : Books>Social and Cultural Studies
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Description : The world has many pressing problems. Thanks to the efforts of governments, NGOs, and individual activists there is no shortage of ideas for resolving them. However, even if all governments were willing to spend more money on solving the problems, we cannot do it all at once. We have to prioritize; and in order to do this we need a better sense of the costs and benefits of each ''solution''. This book offers a rigorous overview of twenty-three of the world''s biggest problems relating to the environment, governance, economics, and health and population. Leading economists provide a short survey of the analysis and sketch out policy solutions for which they provide cost-benefit ratios. A unique feature is the provision of freely downloadable software which allows readers to make their own cost-benefit calculations for spending money to make the world a better place.
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Darwinian Sociocultural Evolution: Solutions to Dilemmas in Cultural and Social Theory

Product : Darwinian Sociocultural Evolution: Solutions to Dilemmas in Cultural and Social Theory
Category : Books>Science and Nature
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Description : Social scientists can learn a lot from evolutionary biology - from systematics and principles of evolutionary ecology to theories of social interaction including competition, conflict and cooperation, as well as niche construction, complexity, eco-evo-devo, and the role of the individual in evolutionary processes. Darwinian sociocultural evolutionary theory applies the logic of Darwinism to social-learning based cultural and social change. With a multidisciplinary approach for graduate biologists, philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists, social psychologists, archaeologists, linguists, economists, political scientists and science and technology specialists, the author presents this model of evolution drawing on a number of sophisticated aspects of biological evolutionary theory. The approach brings together a broad and inclusive theoretical framework for understanding the social sciences which addresses many of the dilemmas at their forefront - the relationship between history and necessity, conflict and cooperation, the ideal and the material and the problems of agency, subjectivity and the nature of social structure. Please visit Marion Blute''s blog at http://bluteblog.com
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Ethnic Identity In Greek Antiquity

Product : Ethnic Identity In Greek Antiquity
Category : Books>History
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Description : The purpose of this book is to show that the ethnic groups of ancient Greece, like many ethnic groups throughout the world today, were not ultimately racial, linguistic, religious or cultural, but social groups whose origins in extraneous territories were just as often imagined as they were real. This is the first study to treat the subject from a truly interdisciplinary point of view, embracing literature, myth, archaeology, linguistics and social anthropology. It also outlines the history of the study of ethnicity in Greek antiquity.
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Constitutionalism: Philosophical Foundations

Product : Constitutionalism: Philosophical Foundations
Category : Books>Religion and Spirituality
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Description : A distinguished international team of legal theorists examine the issue of constitutionalism and pose such foundational questions as: Why have a constitution? How do we know what the constitution of a country really is? How should a constitution be interpreted? The volume will be of particular importance to those in philosophy, law, political science and international relations interested in whether and what kinds of constitutions should be adopted in countries without them, and involved in debates about constitutional interpretation.
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Elections in the French Revolution: An Apprenticeship in Democracy, 1789-1799

Product : Elections in the French Revolution: An Apprenticeship in Democracy, 1789-1799
Category : Books>History
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Description : Elections occupied an important place in the French Revolution, yet, until recently, they have received little attention. This book, the first on the subject in English, explores all types of elections from 1789 to 1799 and is based on extensive research in the different regions of France. It is primarily concerned with electoral behavior, an aspect of modern citizenship of great interest to historians and political scientists, the main audience for this pioneering study of Europe''s first apprenticeship in democracy.
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The Changing Adolescent Experience: Societal Trends and the Transition to Adulthood

Product : The Changing Adolescent Experience: Societal Trends and the Transition to Adulthood
Category : Books>Health and Well Being
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Description : How will the experience of adolescence be affected by key societal phenomena--demographic trends, information technology, environmental degredation, and advances in medicine and genetics? This important volume identifies such ominous changes as unstable job markets and widening income gaps, while at the same time observing opportunities created by information technology and innovations in health service delivery. Knowledgeable projections are vital in shaping research agendas and for alerting educators, policy makers, and practitioners to new issues in adolescent development.
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Robert Winchelsey and the Crown 1294-1313: A Study in the Defence of Ecclesiastical Liberty

Product : Robert Winchelsey and the Crown 1294-1313: A Study in the Defence of Ecclesiastical Liberty
Category : Books>History
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Description : This is the first detailed study of the career of one of the most important medieval archbishops of Canterbury. Robert Winchelsey sought to defend ecclesiastical rights and liberties at a time when the English Church was under constant pressure from the king and his government, and he suffered suspension from office as a result of his opposition to Edward I. The theme of the book is the relationship of this learned and saintly archbishop with the Crown during the last troubled years of Edward I''s reign and the first equally troubled years of Edward II''s reign.
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The Orchid Affair

Product : The Orchid Affair
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : Pride and Prejudice lives on (USA Today) in Lauren Willig''s Pink Carnation series, which has been hailed for its addictive blend of history, romance, and adventure. In The Orchid Affair, Willig introduces her strongest heroine yet. Laura Grey, a veteran governess, joins the Selwick Spy School expecting to find elaborate disguises and thrilling exploits in service to the spy known as the Pink Carnation. She hardly expects her first assignment to be serving as governess for the children of Andre Jaouen, right-hand man to Bonaparte''s minister of police. Jaouen and his arch rival, Gaston Delaroche, are investigating a suspected Royalist plot to unseat Bonaparte, and Laura''s mission is to report any suspicious findings. At first the job is as lively as Latin textbooks and knitting, but Laura begins to notice strange behavior from Jaouen-secret meetings and odd comings and goings. As Laura edges herself closer to her employer, she makes a shocking discovery and is surprised to learn that she has far more in common with Jaouen than she originally thought... As their plots begin to unravel, Laura and Jaouen are forced on the run with the children, and with the help of the Pink Carnation they escape to the countryside, traveling as husband and wife. But Delaroche will stop at nothing to take down his nemesis. With his men hot on their trail, can Laura and Jaouen seal the fate of Europe before it''s too late?
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The 9th Girl

Product : The 9th Girl
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature
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Description : #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag brings back her fan-favorite Minneapolis investigators Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska in the haunting new thriller The 9th Girl. Kovac had seen more dead bodies than he could count: Men, women, children; victims of shootings, stabbings, strangulations, beatings; fresh corpses and bodies that had been left for days in the trunks of cars in the dead of summer. But he had never seen anything quite like this . . .  On a frigid New Year''s Eve in Minneapolis a young woman''s brutalized body falls from the trunk of a car into the path of oncoming traffic. Questions as to whether she was alive or dead when she hit the icy pavement result in her macabre nickname, Zombie Doe. Unidentified and unidentifiable, she is the ninth nameless female victim of the year, and homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are charged with the task of not only finding out who Zombie Doe is, but who in her life hated her enough to destroy her. Was it personal, or could it just have been a crime of opportunity? Their greatest fear is that not only is she their ninth Jane Doe of the year, but that she may be the ninth victim of a vicious transient serial killer they have come to call Doc Holiday. Crisscrossing America''s heartland, Doc Holiday chooses his victims at random, snatching them in one city and leaving them in another, always on a holiday. If Zombie Doe is one of his, he has brought his gruesome game to a new and more terrifying level. But as Kovac and Liska begin to uncover the truth, they will find that the monsters in their ninth girl''s life may have lived closer to home. And even as another young woman disappears, they have to ask the question: which is the greater evil--the devil you know or the devil you don''t? 
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L' arc-en-ciel magique :  Les fées des pierres précieuses :  Ndeg 4 - Chloé, la fée des topazes

Product : L' arc-en-ciel magique : Les fées des pierres précieuses : Ndeg 4 - Chloé, la fée des topazes
Category : Books
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 10
Description : L' arc-en-ciel magique : Les fées des pierres précieuses : Ndeg 4 - Chloé, la fée des topazes
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Tags: Daisy Meadows, Books, L' arc-en-ciel magique : Les fées des pierres précieuses : Ndeg 4 - Chloé, la fée des topazes

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L' arc-en-ciel magique :  Les fées des pierres précieuses :  Ndeg 5 - Annie, la fée des améthystes

Product : L' arc-en-ciel magique : Les fées des pierres précieuses : Ndeg 5 - Annie, la fée des améthystes
Category : Books
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 10
Description : L' arc-en-ciel magique : Les fées des pierres précieuses : Ndeg 5 - Annie, la fée des améthystes
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L' arc-en-ciel magique :  Les fées des pierres précieuses :  Ndeg 6 - Sophie, la fée des saphirs

Product : L' arc-en-ciel magique : Les fées des pierres précieuses : Ndeg 6 - Sophie, la fée des saphirs
Category : Books
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 10
Description : L' arc-en-ciel magique : Les fées des pierres précieuses : Ndeg 6 - Sophie, la fée des saphirs
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Tags: Daisy Meadows, Books, L' arc-en-ciel magique : Les fées des pierres précieuses : Ndeg 6 - Sophie, la fée des saphirs

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L' arc-en-ciel magique :  Les fées des pierres précieuses :  Ndeg 7 - Lucie, la fée des diamants

Product : L' arc-en-ciel magique : Les fées des pierres précieuses : Ndeg 7 - Lucie, la fée des diamants
Category : Books
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 10
Description : L' arc-en-ciel magique : Les fées des pierres précieuses : Ndeg 7 - Lucie, la fée des diamants
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A Friend For Bo

Product : A Friend For Bo
Category : Books
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 10
Description : Fans of Tad Hills’s Duck & Goose books will feel right at home with A Friend for Bo, the story of a little rabbit who makes a new friend named Rollie! The only problem is that Rollie doesn’t like doing much. Not reading, not boating, and not even playing! How can Bo get his new friend to have some fun? And also . . . just what is Bo’s new friend? Well, his new friend is an egg, a fact that has gone right over Bo’s ears. Full of heart and humor, this endearing story proves that a true friendship can “hatch” at any moment!A purchase worth making. - School Library JournalCharming and sweet. - Kirkus ReviewsEnticing details of Bo’s life invigorate this springtime story. - Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.
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Tags: Elisabeth Zuniga, Books, A Friend For Bo

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Sapho (Large Print Edition)

Product : Sapho (Large Print Edition)
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature>Fiction
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 10
Description : Sapho (Large Print Edition)
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Tags: Alphonse Daudet, Books, Fiction and Literature, Fiction, Sapho (Large Print Edition)

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Helika (Large Print Edition)

Product : Helika (Large Print Edition)
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature>Fiction
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 10
Description : Helika (Large Print Edition)
**** PRICE (Canadian dollar - CAD): $ 40.95
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Tags: Charles DeGuise, Books, Fiction and Literature, Fiction, Helika (Large Print Edition)

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Les Filleules de Rubens, Tome I (Large Print Edition)

Product : Les Filleules de Rubens, Tome I (Large Print Edition)
Category : Books>Fiction and Literature>Fiction
Catalog : Indigo Product Feed - Books Catalog 10
Description : Les Filleules de Rubens, Tome I (Large Print Edition)
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Tags: Samuel-Henry Berthoud, Books, Fiction and Literature, Fiction, Les Filleules de Rubens, Tome I (Large Print Edition)

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