Temptation in the Archives

Essays in Golden Age Dutch Culture

Author: Lisa Jardine

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 1910634034

Category: History

Page: 160

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Temptation in the Archives is a collection of essays by Lisa Jardine, that takes readers on a journey through the Dutch Golden Age. Through the study of such key figures as Sir Constantjin Huygens, a Dutch polymath and diplomat, we begin to see the Anglo-Dutch cultural connections that formed during this period against the backdrop of unfolding political events in England.Temptation in the Archives paints a picture of a unique relationship between the Netherlands and England in the 17th century forged through a shared experience – and reveals the lessons we can learn from it today.
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Don Quixote in the Archives

Author: Dale Shuger

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748649166

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Dale Shuger presents, from the records of the Spanish Inquisition, a social corpus of early modern madness that differs radically from the 'literary' madness hitherto studied by Cervantes critics.
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The Temptation of Chocolate

Author: Jacques Mercier

Publisher: Lannoo Uitgeverij

ISBN: 9782873865337

Category: Cooking

Page: 234

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Chocolate creator Neuhaus celebrates its 150th birthday with the ultimate book on chocolate. This
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Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics

Author: Marco Pasi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131754630X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) is one of the most famous and significant authors in the history of western esotericism. Crowley has been long ignored by scholars of religion whilst the stories of magical and sexual practice which circulate about him continue to attract popular interest. "Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics" looks at the man behind the myth - by setting him firmly within the politics of his time - and the development of his ideas through his extensive and extraordinarily varied writings. Crowley was a rationalist, sympathetic to the values of the Enlightenment, but also a romantic and a reactionary. His search for an alternative way to express his religious feelings led him to elaborate his own vision of social and political change. Crowley's complex politics led to his involvement with many key individuals, organisations and groups of his day - the secret service of various countries, the German Nazi party, Russian political activists, journalists and politicians of various persuasions, as well as other writers - both in Europe and America. "Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics" presents a life of ideas, an examination of a man shaped by and shaping the politics of his times.
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Luke 6:40 and the Theme of Likeness Education in the New Testament

Author: Thomas W. Hudgins

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630872628

Category: Religion

Page: 308

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What does Jesus mean when he says, A disciple is not above his teacher, but each disciple, after being fully trained, will be like his teacher (Luke 6:40)? This verse has been quoted, cited, and referenced in vast amounts of Christian education and discipleship literature. Nevertheless, the verse is nearly untouched in exegetical discussions with the exception of source-critical analyses. From this verse arises an undeveloped theme in the Gospel of Luke and the New Testament--the theme of likeness education. Using content analysis methodology, Luke 6:40--one of the keystone passages in Christian education literature--serves as the starting point for mining out the theme of likeness education in the New Testament. This study consists of three concentric areas of investigation: (1) Luke 6:40 and its immediate context, (2) Luke-Acts, and (3) the New Testament corpus.
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The Intimate Archive

Journeys Through Private Papers

Author: Maryanne Dever,Ann Vickery,Sally Newman

Publisher: National Library Australia

ISBN: 064227682X

Category: Archives

Page: 198

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The Intimate Archive examines the issues involved in using archival material to research the personal lives of public people, in this case of Australian writers Marjorie Barnard (1897-1987), Aileen Palmer (1915-1988) and Lesbia Harford (1891-1927). The book provides an insight into the romantic experiences of the three women, based on their private letters, diaries and notebooks held in public institutions. Maryanne Dever, Ann Vickery and Sally Newman consider the ethical dilemmas that they faced while researching private material, in particular of making conclusions based on material that was possibly never intended by its subjects to be consumed publically. In this sense, the book is both an introverted contemplation of private affairs and an extroverted meditation on the right to acquire and assume intimate knowledge.
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Husserl’s Position in the School of Brentano

Author: Robin D. Rollinger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401718083

Category: Philosophy

Page: 364

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Phenomenology, according to Husserl, is meant to be philosophy as rigorous science. It was Franz Brentano who inspired him to pursue the ideal of scientific philosophy. Though Husserl began his philosophical career as an orthodox disciple of Brentano, he eventually began to have doubts about this orientation. The Logische Unterschungen is the result of such doubts. Especially after the publication of that work, he became increasingly convinced that, in the interests of scientific philosophy, he had to go in a direction which diverged from Brentano and other members of this school (`Brentanists') who believed in the same ideal. An attempt is made here to ascertain Husserl's philosophical relation to Brentano and certain other Brentanists (Carl Stumpf, Benno Kerry, Kasimir Twardowski, Alexius Meinong, and Anton Marty). The crucial turning point in the development of these relations is to be found in the essay which Husserl wrote in 1894 (particularly in response to Twardowski) under the title `Intentional Objects' (which is translated as an appendix in this volume). This study will be of interest to historians of philosophy and phenomenology in particular, but also to anyone concerned with the ideal of scientific philosophy.
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The Temptation

Edgar Tolson and the Genesis of Twentieth-century Folk Art

Author: Julia S. Ardery

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807847008

Category: Art

Page: 353

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Why, beginning in the late 1960s, did expressive objects made by poor people come to be regarded as "twentieth-century folk art," increasingly sought after by the middle class and the wealthy? Julia Ardery explores that question through the life story of
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The Last Temptation of Sun Ra

Author: Marc Kaplan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462895948

Category: Fiction

Page: 227

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SUN RA (1914-1993) --- a/k/a Le Son yRa a/k/a Sonny a/k/a Herman Blunt or Blount a/k/a the Living Myth a/k/a the Eternal Mister Ree a/k/a other aliases too numerous to mention --- was a jazz keyboardist, composer, bandleader, modern religious visionary and perhaps the most idiosyncratic of all avant-garde jazzmen. He was a native of Birmingham, Alabama (and/or Saturn). According to his biography, Space is the Place: the Life and Times of Sun Ra by John F. Szwed, Sonny left Birmingham in 1946, not to return until his triumphant homecoming in the late 1980s to accept induction into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and to perform on the stage that was once the Sloss-Sheffield steelworks. However, it has been rumored that there was a secret visit at the end of the summer of 1963, just a few months after the city had been rocked by the famous street demonstrations that made it notorious all over the world as a last bastion of segregationist violence .
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The Philippine Temptation

Dialectics of Philippines--U.S. Literary Relations

Author: Epifanio San Juan

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566394185

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 305

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In this incisive and polemical book, E. San Juan, Jr., the leading authority on Philippines-U.S. literary studies, goes beyond fashionable postcolonial theory to bring to our attention the complex history of Philippines-U.S. literary interactions. In sharp contrast to other works on the subject, the author presents Filipino literary production within the context of a long and sustained tradition of anti-imperialist insurgency, and foregrounds the strong presence of oppositional writing in the Philippines. After establishing the historical context of U.S. intervention and Filipino resistance, San Juan examines the work of two very significant writers. The first, Carlos Bulosan, a journalist and union activist, became in the author's words a "tribune" of the people. Bulosan's writings which combine critique and prophecy do not allow us to forget the atrocities inflicted on the Filipino people. The other, José Garcia Villa, lapsed into premature obscurity on account of the complexity of his writings about the Filipino predicament. Read through San Juan's eyes, these writers are revealed as multifaceted thinkers and activists, not stereotypical ethnic artists. San Juan goes beyond literary studies and contemporary debates about nationalism and politics to point the way to a new direction in radical transformative writing. He uncovers hidden agendas in many previous accounts of U.S.-Philippine relations, and this book exemplifies how best to combine activist scholarship with historically grounded cultural commentary. Author note:E. San Juan, Jr.is Fellow of the Center for the Humanities and Visiting Professor of English, Wesleyan University, and Director of the Philippines Cultural Studies Center. He was recently chair of the Department of Comparative American Cultures, Washington University, and Professor of Ethnic Studies at Bowling Green State University, Ohio. He received the 1999 Centennial Award for Literature from the Philippines Cultural Center. His most recent books areBeyond Postcolonial Theory,From Exile to Diaspora,After Postcolonialism, andRacism and Cultural Studies.
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The Longest Shadow

In the Aftermath of the Holocaust

Author: Geoffrey H. Hartman

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253330338

Category: History

Page: 179

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Distinguished literary scholar Geoffrey H. Hartman, himself forced to leave Germany at age nine, collects his essays, both scholarly and personal, that focus on the Holocaust. Hartman contends that although progress has been made, we are only beginning to understand the horrendous events of 1933 to 1945. The continuing struggle for meaning, consolation, closure, and the establishment of a collective memory against the natural tendency toward forgetfulness is a recurring theme. The many forms of response to the devastation - from historical research and survivors' testimony to the novels, films, and monuments that have appeared over the last fifty years - reflect and inform efforts to come to grips with the past, despite events (like those at Bitburg) that attempt to foreclose it. The stricture that poetry after Auschwitz is "barbaric" is countered by the increased sense of responsibility incumbent on the creators of these works.
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Research Methods in Theatre and Performance

Author: Baz Kershaw

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688102

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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How have theatre and performance research methods and methodologies engaged the expanding diversity of performing arts practices? How can students best combine performance/theatre research approaches in their projects? This book's 29 contributors provide
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The Papacy in the Age of Totalitarianism, 1914-1958

Author: John Pollard

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191026581

Category: Religion

Page: 576

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The Papacy in the Age of Totalitarianism, 1914-1958 examines the most momentous years in papal history. Popes Benedict XV (1914-1922), Pius XI (1922-1939), and Pius XII (1939-1958) faced the challenges of two world wars and the Cold War, and threats posed by totalitarian dictatorships like Italian Fascism, German National Socialism, and Communism in Russia and China. The wars imposed enormous strains upon the unity of Catholics and the hostility of the totalitarian regimes to Catholicism lead to the Church facing persecution and martyrdom on a scale similar to that experienced under the Roman Empire and following the French Revolution. At the same time, these were years of growth, development, and success for the papacy. Benedict healed the wounds left by the 'modernist' witch hunt of his predecessor and re-established the papacy as an influence in international affairs through his peace diplomacy during the First World War. Pius XI resolved the 'Roman Question' with Italy and put papal finances on a sounder footing. He also helped reconcile the Catholic Church and science by establishing the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and took the first steps to move the Church away from entrenched anti-Semitism. Pius XI continued his predecessor's policy of the 'indigenisation' of the missionary churches in preparation for de-colonisation. Pius XII fully embraced the media and other means of publicity, and with his infallible promulgation of the Assumption in 1950, he took papal absolutism and centralism to such heights that he has been called the 'last real pope'. Ironically, he also prepared the way for the Second Vatican Council.
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Landscapes of Desire in the Poetry of Vittorio Sereni

Author: Francesca Southerden

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199698457

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 291

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Landscapes of Desire in the Poetry of Vittorio Sereni is the first book-length study in English on Vittorio Sereni (1913-83), one of the major figures of Italian twentieth-century poetry. It looks at how Sereni constructs a new identity for the lyric 'I' through analysing the poet's relationship to landscape (both geographical and poetic), and his dialogue with the Italian poetic tradition, rooted in the notion of desire and a deep-seated preoccupationwith absence and loss. It argues that these facets of Sereni's poetry endow his subject with a psychological and linguistic complexity that earns him a place alongside some of the more experimental figures oftwentieth-century poetry, while reinforcing at the same time his debt to tradition and his vital contribution to the development and adaptation of the lyric form.
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Into Temptation

Author: Penny Vincenzi

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755351541

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

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Power, politics and closely guarded secrets abound in INTO TEMPTATION, the third and final novel of Sunday Times bestselling author Penny Vincenzi's Spoils of Time trilogy. 'Like an illicit lover, I have been sloping off all week to snatch another hour's pleasure with ... Penny Vincenzi's terrific new novel' Jilly Cooper. For any reader of Elizabeth Buchan, Santa Montefiore or Harriet Evans, and for any fan of epics such as Downton Abbey. The Lytton family past is full of secrets, and only Lady Celia knows them all. There's her daughter Adele's difficult, dark past; the dreadful cruelty of a truth her son Kit had to confront; even the shadows of Celia's own life, and that of Barty Miller, the child she rescued from the slums in babyhood who now owns more than half of the Lytton publishing house. Some secrets are more dangerous than others, some shared with Celia's family, some entirely her own. And all absolutely safe in her keeping. Until something threatens to reveal them all...
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The Last Temptation of Clarence Odbody

Author: John

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN: 0981564364

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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What if George Bailey wasn’t saved by his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody, on that snowy Christmas Eve in Bedford Falls? This reimagining of the beloved Frank Capra classic It’s a Wonderful Life (and the Phillip Van Doren Stern story that inspired it) tells the story of Bedford Falls and its inhabitants after the death of their drama’s central character. The Last Temptation of Clarence Odbody restores the dark undercurrent of the Van Doren Stern’s short story “The Greatest Gift” to the uplifting plot of Capra’s film, and explores how the familiar characters in it might respond to the dire circumstances created by George Bailey’s disappearance from their lives. The paths of an introspective cab driver, a ruthless henchman, and a wayward daughter collide nearly twenty years later in the town that defined their reputations for better or for worse.
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Boerne

Author: Brent Evans

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738579436

Category: History

Page: 127

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In 1849, German "Freethinkers" had been dreaming of a communal utopia, free from oppression by church and state. They settled in Texas on the Cibolo Creek, where Native Americans and Spanish explorers had gone before them. The experiment evolved into a frontier outpost, a stage stop, a health spa, a railhead, a small village, a brief chapter in the Civil War, and a farm and ranch community. Boerne is now a tourist destination and a lovely place to live. This collection of pictures and stories explores what has been amazing, unique, and a little odd about this bend in the Cibolo, as well as the history of local conservation efforts. As the little town of Boerne goes through its inevitable growing pains, it is important to remember its special people and places, and what is worth saving.
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Political Archive of Paul de Man

Author: Martin McQuillan

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748665641

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Taking de Man's recently published manuscript Textual Allegories as a point of departure, 13 experts revisit de Man's account of Rousseau and what he calls a 'Theotropic Allegory'. The volume is framed by an introduction by leading de Man scholar, Martin
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