Author: Maurice Baring
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Category: Literary Collections
View: 8187This vintage book contains Maurice Baring’s 1914 treatise, “An Outline Of Russian Literature”. Maurice Baring (1874 – 1945) was an English dramatist, novelist, translator, poet, and essayist. He also worked for the Intelligence Corps and Royal Air Force during World War I. This volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in Russian literature and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: "The New Age—pushkin", "Lermontov", "The Age Of Prose", "The Epoch Of Reform", "Tolstoy And Dostoyevsky", "The Second Age Of Poetry", "Conclusion", and "Chronological Table". Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.
Author: F W Farrar
View: 1213Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of The Expositor's Bible The Second Book of Kings. It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, after many years, back in print. This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by F. W. (Frederic William) Farrar, which is now, at last, again available to you. Get the PDF and EPUB NOW as well. Included in your purchase you have The Expositor's Bible The Second Book of Kings in EPUB AND PDF format to read on any tablet, eReader, desktop, laptop or smartphone simultaneous - Get it NOW. Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside The Expositor's Bible The Second Book of Kings: Look inside the book: Shallum, an usurping murderer-Rapid disappearance of kings-Distracted epoch-The prophet Zechariah and the three shepherds-Zechariah's prophecies-The cruel shepherd, Menahem-His savage deeds-Portentous appearance of the Assyrians in Israel-Menahem pays tribute-Tiglath-Pileser-Fulfilment of Hosea's prophecy-Pekahiah-His murder-Pekah-His alliance with Rezin against Judah-Ahaz appeals to Assyria-Defeat and death of Rezin-Fulfilment of prophecy of Amos-Beginning of the captivity of the Ten Tribes-Tiglath-Pileser's successors-Murder of Pekah by Hoshea-Horrible state of Israel as described by Isaiah. ...Eliakim-His change of name-Ignored by Ezekiel-Evil influences-AEsthetic selfishness and oppressive greed-Denunciation by Habakkuk-Denunciation by Jeremiah-Murder of Urijah-Threatened murder of Jeremiah averted by Ahikam-Fall of Nineveh-Utterances of the prophets-Rise of the Chaldaeans-Nabopolassar-Defeat of Pharaoh Necho by Nebuchadrezzar-His return to Babylon-His invasion of Judaea-Beginning of the Babylonian captivity-Jehoiakim revolts to Egypt in spite of Jeremiah's warnings-Imprisonment of Jeremiah-Baruch-The menacing roll-Alarm of the princes-Rage of the king-He cuts the scroll to pieces and burns it-Wretchedness of the times-A great drought-Captives of Jerusalem-Miserable death of Jehoiakim-'That which was found in him.' About F. W. (Frederic William) Farrar, the Author: Farrar was born in Bombay, India and educated at King William's College on the Isle of Man, King's College London and Trinity College, Cambridge. ...Categories: 1831 births1903 deathsBritish writersDeans of CanterburyArchdeacons of WestminsterAlumni of King's College LondonBritish Christian UniversalistsPeople educated at King William's CollegeFellows of the Royal SocietyCanons of Westminster19th-century Christian UniversalistsChristian Universalist theologiansBritish Christian theologiansAnglican Universalists20th-century Christian UniversalistsBritish writer stubsBritish bishop st
An Annotated Bibliography 1948-1992
Author: Leland Poague,Kathy A. Parsons
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 1380Susan Sontag: An Annotated Bibliographycatalogues the works of one of America's most prolific and important 20th century authors. Known for her philosophical writings on American culture, topics left untouched by Sontag's writings are few and far between. This volume is an exhaustive collection that includes her novels, essays, reviews, films and interviews. Each entry is accompanied by an annotated bibliography.
Author: Slavoj Žižek
Publisher: Verso Books
View: 5181Slavoj Žižek’s masterwork on the Hegelian legacy. For the last two centuries, Western philosophy has developed in the shadow of Hegel, whose influence each new thinker tries in vain to escape: whether in the name of the pre-rational Will, the social process of production, or the contingency of individual existence. Hegel’s absolute idealism has become the bogeyman of philosophy, obscuring the fact that he is the dominant philosopher of the epochal historical transition to modernity; a period with which our own time shares startling similarities. Today, as global capitalism comes apart at the seams, we are entering a new transition. In Less Than Nothing, the pinnacle publication of a distinguished career, Slavoj Žižek argues that it is imperative that we not simply return to Hegel but that we repeat and exceed his triumphs,overcoming his limitations by being even more Hegelian than the master himself. Such an approach not only enables Žižek to diagnose our present condition, but also to engage in a critical dialogue with the key strands of contemporary thought—Heidegger, Badiou, speculative realism, quantum physics and cognitive sciences. Modernity will begin and end with Hegel.
Author: James Finley
Publisher: Applewood Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 2721""With our American Philosophy and Religion series, Applewood reissues many primary sources published throughout American history. Through these books, scholars, interpreters, students, and non-academics alike can see the thoughts and beliefs of Americans who came before us.""
Jews and Hollywood
Author: Michael Renov
Publisher: Purdue University Press
View: 6046The influence of Jews in American entertainment from the early days of Hollywood to the present has proved an endlessly fascinating and controversial topic, for Jews and non-Jews alike. From Shtetl to Stardom: Jews and Hollywood takes an exciting and innovative approach to this rich and complex material. Exploring the subject from a scholarly perspective as well as up close and personal, the book combines historical and theoretical analysis by leading academics in the field with inside information from prominent entertainment professionals. Essays range from Vincent Brook's survey of the stubbornly persistent canard of Jewish industry "control" to Lawrence Baron and Joel Rosenberg's panel presentations on the recent brouhaha over Ben Urwand's book alleging collaboration between Hollywood and Hitler. Case studies by Howard Rodman and Joshua Louis Moss examine a key Coen brothers film, A Serious Man (Rodman), and Jill Soloway's groundbreaking television series, Transparent (Moss). Jeffrey Shandler and Shaina Hamermann train their respective lenses on popular satirical comedians of yesteryear (Allan Sherman) and those currently all the rage (Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, and Sarah Silverman). David Isaacs relates his years of agony and hilarity in the television comedy writers' room, and interviews include in-depth discussions by Ross Melnick with Laemmle Theatres owner Greg Laemmle (relative of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle) and by Michael Renov with Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner. In all, From Shtetl to Stardom offers a uniquely multifaceted, multimediated, and up-to-the-minute account of the remarkable role Jews have played in American movie and TV culture.
A Textbook of Hermeneutics
Author: Bernard Ramm
Publisher: Baker Books
View: 6027Since its publication in 1950, Protestant Biblical Interpretation has been a standard introduction to hermeneutics in evangelical colleges and seminaries. Twice revised, this textbook has sold well over 100,000 copies. Now this venerable resource is available in a paperback edition. "Hermeneutics," writes the author, "is the science and art of Biblical interpretation. . . . As such it forms one of the most important members of the theological sciences. This is especially true for conservative Protestantism, which looks on the Bible as . . . the only authoritative voice of God to man." After surveying the history of biblical interpretation, the author devotes seventy pages to explicating "the Protestant system of hermeneutics." He then discusses the doctrinal, devotional, and practical uses of the Bible. Following a chapter on the hermeneutical dimension of the problem of biblical inerrancy and secular science, he concludes with chapters on the interpretation of types, prophecy, and parables.
Expanding the Focus
Author: Manuhuia Barcham,Barry Hindess,Peter Larmour
Publisher: ANU E Press
View: 8203Recent years have seen an unprecedented rise in interest in the topic of corruption, resulting in a rising demand for suitable teaching materials. This edited collection brings together two different approaches to the study of corruption — the first represented by a large, practically-oriented literature devoted to identifying the causes of corruption, assessing its incidence and working out how to bring it under control; the second by a smaller collection of critical literature in political theory and intellectual history that addresses conceptual and historical issues concerned with how corruption should be, and how it has been, understood — and uses the second to reflect on the first. This collection will be of interest to post-graduate students in political science, law, sociology, public policy and development studies, to senior public servants, and to professionals working in multilateral agencies, NGOs and the media.
A Dialectical Lexicon of Terms
Author: Dr Barry Sandywell
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
View: 568This substantial and ambitious dictionary explores the languages and cultures of visual studies. It provides the basis for understanding the foundations and motivations of current theoretical and academic discourse, as well as the different forms of visual culture that have come to organize everyday life. The book is firmly placed in the context of the 'visual turn' in contemporary thought. It has been designed as an interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary introduction to the vocabularies and grammars of visuality that inform thinking in the arts and humanities today. It also offers insight into the philosophical frameworks which underpin the field of visual culture. A central theme that runs throughout the entries is the task of moving away from a narrow understanding of visuality inherited from traditional philosophy toward a richer cultural and multi-sensorial philosophy of concrete experience. The dictionary incorporates intertextual links that encourage readers to explore connections between major themes, theories and key figures in the field. In addition the author's introduction provides a comprehensive and critical introduction which documents the significance of the visual turn in contemporary theory and culture. It is accompanied by an extensive bibliography and further reading list. As both a substantive academic contribution to this growing field and a useful reference tool, this book offers a theoretical introduction to the many languages of visual discourse. It will be essential reading for graduate students and scholars in visual studies, the sociology of visual culture, cultural and media studies, philosophy, art history and theory, design, film and communication studies.
Author: Graciela Tonon
Category: Social Science
View: 799This book presents a reconfiguration of the concepts of community in Latin countries as well as the community quality of life and well-being of different groups: children, young people, older adults, migrants. The traditional concept of community has changed together with the way people participate in community spaces. Community nowadays is more than a geographic concentration; it is related to social support, inter-subjectivity, participation, consensus, common beliefs, joint effort aiming at a major objective, and intense and extensive relationships. This volume presents unique experiences about culture, social development, health, water, armed conflicts, the digital media, and sports within communities, written by authors from Latin countries. This volume is a valuable resource for researchers, students, and policy makers in quality of life studies.
The Written Word and Communication in the Middle East
Author: George Nicholas Atiyeh
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
View: 9323This book explores Muslims' conception of themselves as "the people of the book" and explains the multifaceted meanings of this concept. Published jointly with the Library of Congress, it is an illustrated history of the book and the written word in the Islamic world.
Author: Keith Bradley,Paul Cartledge
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
View: 7351Volume 1 in the new Cambridge World History of Slavery surveys the history of slavery in the ancient Mediterranean world. Although chapters are devoted to the ancient Near East and the Jews, its principal concern is with the societies of ancient Greece and Rome. These are often considered as the first examples in world history of genuine slave societies because of the widespread prevalence of chattel slavery, which is argued to have been a cultural manifestation of the ubiquitous violence in societies typified by incessant warfare. There was never any sustained opposition to slavery, and the new religion of Christianity probably reinforced rather than challenged its existence. In twenty-two chapters, leading scholars explore the centrality of slavery in ancient Mediterranean life using a wide range of textual and material evidence. Non-specialist readers in particular will find the volume an accessible account of the early history of this crucial phenomenon.
Author: Edward Delmar Morgan,Charles Henry Coote
Publisher: Sagwan Press
Category: Business & Economics
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