T. Kerslake's Catalogue of Books, Containing the Library of an Eminent Historical Author and Editor, Comprising: - The Monkish Historians, the Public Records, State Papers, and Other Documentary Materials of English History

Selections from the Library of the Late R. R. Bishop Mant ... Many of the Books Containing His Autograph: The Library of the Late Geo. Cumberland ... A Portion of the Library of the Late Dr. J. C. Prichard ... Selections from the Libraries of the Duke of Buckingham, at Avington, Hants, and at Stowe, - Bp. Brinkley, - J. D'Israeli, - Jas. Watt, - F. Jarman, of Bristol, - S. F. Phelps, of Warminster, - at Swinithwaite Hall, Yorkshire, - of H. B. Lott ... - Rev. H. Gauntlett, - and Other Collections Recenlty Dispersed ...

Author: Thomas Kerslake

Publisher: N.A


Category: Library catalogs

Page: 272

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Reading the Qur'ān in Latin Christendom, 1140-1560

Author: Thomas E. Burman

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812240184

Category: History

Page: 317

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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title Most of what we know about attitudes toward Islam in the medieval and early modern West has been based on polemical treatises against Islam written by Christian scholars preoccupied with defending their own faith and attacking the doctrines of others. Christian readings of the Qur'an have in consequence typically been depicted as tedious and one-dimensional exercises in anti-Islamic hostility. In Reading the Qur'an in Latin Christendom, 1140-1560, Thomas E. Burman looks instead to a different set of sources: the Latin translations of the Qur'an made by European scholars and the manuscripts and early printed books in which these translations circulated. Using these largely unexplored materials, Burman argues that the reading of the Qur'an in Western Europe was much more complex. While their reading efforts were certainly often focused on attacking Islam, scholars of the period turned out to be equally interested in a whole range of grammatical, lexical, and interpretive problems presented by the text. Indeed, these two approaches were interconnected: attacking the Qur'an often required sophisticated explorations of difficult Arabic grammatical problems. Furthermore, while most readers explicitly denounced the Qur'an as a fraud, translations of the book are sometimes inserted into the standard manuscript format of Christian Bibles and other prestigious Latin texts (small, centered blocks of text surrounded by commentary) or in manuscripts embellished with beautiful decorated initials and elegant calligraphy for the pleasure of wealthy collectors. Addressing Christian-Muslim relations generally, as well as the histories of reading and the book, Burman offers a much fuller picture of how Europeans read the sacred text of Islam than we have previously had.

Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary

Author: James Morwood

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198610052

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 496

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Packed with extra features, this intermediate-level dictionary is designed specifically to fit the needs of today's student. Compact and practical, it covers over 45,000 words and phrases, and includes a guide to Latin grammar, extra notes on difficult words and constructions, and useful appendices on topics such as money, weights and measures. This major new edition replaces ISBN 0-19-860283-9.

The Classical Museum

Author: Leonhard Schmitz

Publisher: N.A


Category: Classical literature

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The English Catalogue of Books ...

Author: Sampson Low

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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Vols. for 1898-1968 include a directory of publishers.

Murder in the Latin Quarter

Author: Cara Black

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1569477264

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The ninth Aimée Leduc investigation set in Paris A Haitian woman arrives at the office of Leduc Detective proclaiming that she is Aimée Leduc’s sister, her father’s illegitimate daughter. Aimée is thrilled; she has always wanted a sister. Her partner, René, is wary of this stranger, but Aimée embraces her. She soon unearths a secret that leads her to a murder in the old university district of Paris, the Latin Quarter. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The English catalogue of books

giving in one alphabet, under author, subject and title the size, price, date of publication and publisher of books iss. in the United Kingdom

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Colonial Latin American Literature

A Very Short Introduction

Author: Rolena Adorno

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199755027

Category: History

Page: 148

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An account of the literature of the Spanish-speaking Americas from the time of Columbus to Latin American Independence, this book examines the origins of colonial Latin American literature in Spanish, the writings and relationships among major literary and intellectual figures of the colonial period, and the story of how Spanish literary language developed and flourished in a new context. Authors and works have been chosen for the merits of their writings, their participation in the larger debates of their era, and their resonance with readers today.

Falcon Pocket Guide: Trees

Author: Todd Telander

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762793643

Category: Nature

Page: 104

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Trees is a must-have, field guide for beginners and experts alike. Whether you're on a nature hike or taking a stroll in your neighborhood, you'll want to take along a copy of this indispensable guide featuring some of the most familiar, distinctive, and widespread North American trees.

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, Explained in Their Different Meanings, and Authorized by the Names of the Writers in Whose Works They are Found

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: N.A

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NP Notes

Nurse Practitioner's Clinical Pocket Guide

Author: Ruth McCaffrey,Ellis Quinn Youngkin

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803624816

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 8867

Must-have information! With an emphasis on prescribing and using tests to diagnose disorders, the information you need every day.