Minerva s Message

Minerva s Message

In the Revolutionary context after 1795 , the defence of property and social hierarchy was a message of stability to safeguard against another round of social revolution . The head of Minerva radiated this consolation of social harmony ...

Author: Martin S. Staum

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773566248

Category: History

Page: 360

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In theory the CMPS was set up to enshrine the human and social studies that were at the heart of Enlightenment culture. Staum illustrates, however, that the Institute helped transform key ideas of the Enlightenment in order to maintain civil rights while upholding social stability, and that the social and political assumptions on which it was based affected notions of social science. He traces the careers of individual members and the factions within the Institute, arguing that the discord within the CMPS reflects the unravelling of Enlightenment culture. Minerva's Message presents a valuable overview of the intellectual life of the period and brings together new evidence about the social sciences in their nascent period.
Categories: History

Minerva s Message

Minerva s Message

In Minerva's Message Martin Staum explores how what began as the institutionalization of Enlightenment social science culture became a tool to end revolutionary turmoil and establish social order.

Author: Martin S. Staum

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773514422

Category: History

Page: 342

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During the French Revolution the French National Institute, including the Class of Moral and Political Sciences (CMPS), was established to replace the abolished Ancien R?gime academies. In Minerva's Message Martin Staum explores how what began as the institutionalization of Enlightenment social science culture became a tool to end revolutionary turmoil and establish social order.
Categories: History

To the Uttermost Parts of the Earth

To the Uttermost Parts of the Earth

Condorcet, as cited in Martin S. Staum, Minerva's Message. Stabilizing the French Revolution (McGill University Press 1996), 21. The background and the establishment of the second class of the Institut has been told in many places.

Author: Martti Koskenniemi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009038201

Category: Law

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To the Uttermost Parts of the Earth shows the vital role played by legal imagination in the formation of the international order during 1300–1870. It discusses how European statehood arose during early modernity as a locally specific combination of ideas about sovereign power and property rights, and how those ideas expanded to structure the formation of European empires and consolidate modern international relations. By connecting the development of legal thinking with the history of political thought and by showing the gradual rise of economic analysis into predominance, the author argues that legal ideas from different European legal systems - Spanish, French, English and German - have played a prominent role in the history of global power. This history has emerged in imaginative ways to combine public and private power, sovereignty and property. The book will appeal to readers crossing conventional limits between international law, international relations, history of political thought, jurisprudence and legal history.
Categories: Law

Star Invasions Compendium 2

Star Invasions Compendium 2

Goodwin fails to acknowledge whether he even hears or understands Minerva's message. “May I suggest something,” offers Minerva in an effort to stop the beating. Minerva senses a behavior change in the Presider. Politics has a seamy side ...

Author: José Anastasis

Publisher: José Anastasis

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

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This ebook contains adult material and sexual situations and is not suitable for minors. THIS IS NOT an invite to erotica or porn. It’s just a warning to parents to keep grown-up matters at grown-up levels away from children. I know you are busy—we’re all busy! Consequently for your convenience this is a shorter version of “Star Invasions” split into two halves at a cost savings, Compendium-1, and Compendium-2. Many worlds have mysteries about their origins, this world is no different. In the beginning a crash destroys the alien crew’s spaceship of 675—the mere 50 that survive must learn to adapt to primitive levels or perish on this strange forsaken planet. The leader that emerges develops a rational, less emotional demeanor that must lead his marooned people under life-threatening circumstances. The obvious genre to put "Star Invasions" in would be Sci-Fi; yet, "Star Invasions" is so much more. It’s...“A cunningly crafted plot with characters that leap right off the page as fully formed personalities.” Even it's: "An edgy, mysterious Sci-Fi adventure with non-stop action..." —DOES NOT do it justice... The actual story narrative crosses into many genres, including Political Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance, Suspense, Mystery, & others; that might morph into a trilogy. “Books that try to transcend boundaries and genres are ambitious but generally a bit of a let down, and in my experience a good synopsis rarely lives up to the expectation. However Star Invasions proved to be everything I hoped it would be and more.” Star Invasions deals with five essential fledgling nations and potentially two hundred years of their history as depicted by individual characters with parallels to a certain planet—except for a nation of aliens, including a reversal of a famous Civil War. “Star Invasions” inspired one anonymous reader to evaluate this new literary work in this fashion: “Mysterious, captivating and suspenseful. I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end. Wonderful and magical story!” A series of preliminary geo-political map outlines of this world are uploaded at the Page Star Invasions Maps on Facebook; organized into a photo album, along with book cover pics, and planet landscape vistas.
Categories: Fiction

Beyond Three Words

Beyond Three Words

“The message, you did not come all the way till here, in this blistering cold to tell us how you feel up there in the corridor, now did you? I go there every day. ... Hart said loudly as his focus was on Minerva's message.

Author: A. Jamwal

Publisher: Abhimanyu Jamwal

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 190

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Anchored to the bed, Minerva picked up the black leather bound diary. She wasn’t reading anymore, she was watching Hart’s words and listening to his thoughts… Minerva is a schizophrenic. Locked up in The Lighthouse for a diabolic crime that she committed ten years ago, she is visited by a mysteriously intriguing therapist Daniel Hart who transforms her mere existence into a magical journey and makes her do things she had never imagined in her entire fenced life. All for a reason he could not explain…till his own Funeral
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The Mythology of Plants

The Mythology of Plants

... message that universal peace, justice, and order are entirely owing to the dispensation of moral gods. Minerva's message, however, is soon discredited by Arachne, whose tapestry depicts a host of mortals victimized Figure 33.

Author: Annette Giesecke

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9781606063217

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 144

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This engaging book focuses on the perennially fascinating topic of plants in Greek and Roman myth. The author, an authority on the gardens, art, and literature of the classical world, introduces the book’s main themes with a discussion of gods and heroes in ancient Greek and Roman gardens. The following chapters recount the everyday uses and broader cultural meaning of plants with particularly strong mythological associations. These include common garden plants such as narcissus and hyacinth; pomegranate and apple , which were potent symbols of fertility; and sources of precious incense including frankincense and myrrh. Following the sweeping botanical commentary are the myths themselves, told in the original voice of Ovid, classical antiquity’s most colorful mythographer. The volume’s interdisciplinary approach will appeal to a wide audience, ranging from readers interested in archaeology, classical literature, and ancient history to garden enthusiasts. With an original translation of selections from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, an extensive bibliography, a useful glossary of names and places, and a rich selection of images including exquisite botanical illustrations, this book is unparalleled in scope and realization.
Categories: Literary Collections

Asher s Dilemma

Asher s Dilemma

Now, the present Asher, white-faced at Minerva's message, let out a bark of humorless laughter. “Destroy my own work? Surely you jest.” “I'm deadly serious,” Minerva replied. “As am I. This is the greatest of all my inventions.

Author: Coleen Kwan

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781426894886

Category: Fiction

Page: 91

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Ever since he awoke one day on the floor of his workshop with a brain-splitting headache, Asher Quigley has been haunted by fleeting visions of a beautiful woman everywhere he looks—a woman he's sure he knows, but can't recall. In spite of this he has finished his most wondrous invention yet, one that will literally make history: a time machine. But before he can complete his exacting calculations a bizarre accident causes the device to be activated, with him inside! He awakes to find himself in his lab, eight months in the past, and suddenly he remembers her… Asher knows that something in the near future causes Minerva Lambkin, the woman who turned down his marriage proposal, to be erased from existence. And he's sure it has something to do with his device. Alone in a familiar world where he doesn't belong, he'll have to find a way to destroy the time machine to save the woman he loves from extinction. Even if that means erasing his own future. 33,000 words
Categories: Fiction

Baudin Napoleon and the Exploration of Australia

Baudin  Napoleon and the Exploration of Australia

Staum, Minerva's Message. 'Une seule question pourrait même résumer l'enjeu du temps: si le progrès est bien, ... 811– 12, 815, 817; Staum, Minerva's Message, p. 160 and Blanckaert, '1800 – Le moment “naturaliste”', p. 135.

Author: Nicole Starbuck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317322122

Category: History

Page: 208

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This is the first in-depth study of the sojourn in Sydney made by Nicolas Baudin’s scientific expedition to Australia in 1802. Starbuck focuses on the reconstruction of the voyage during the expedition’s stay in colonial Sydney and how this sheds new light on our understanding of French society, politics and science in the era of Bonaparte.
Categories: History

Republics at War 1776 1840

Republics at War  1776 1840

For example, Martin S. Staum, Minerva's Message: Stabilizing the French Revolution (Montreal and Buffalo, NY, 1996). 28. See the preface ofPierre Laurent de Belloy, Gaston et Baïard, tragédie (Paris, 1771),where he justified anonstage ...

Author: P. Serna

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137328823

Category: History

Page: 291

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This collection probes the troubling connections between war and republic during Revolutionary era, 1776-1840. It presents the work of an international team of scholars, some of them in English for the first time.
Categories: History

The Abb Gr goire and the French Revolution

The Abb   Gr  goire and the French Revolution

Staum , Minerva's Message , 216–17 , 224 and passim ; cf. Colman , “ Foundation of the French Liberal Republic , " 217 , 251 . 18. Though Staum counted Grégoire among the non - Ideologues in the Class , the abbé had been linked to the ...

Author: Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520241800

Category: History

Page: 341

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"In this age of globalization, the eighteenth-century priest Henri Gregoire has often been remembered as a man ahead of his time. An icon of antiracism, a hero to people from Ho Chi Minh to French Jews, Gregoire has been particularly celebrated since 1989, when the French government placed him in the Pantheon as a model of the idels of universalism and human rights. A remarkable man with global interests, Gregoire favored many forms of liberation - of peasants from feudalism, Jews from religious discrimination, blacks from slavery. In this biography, based on newly discovered and previously overlooked material, we gain access for the first time to the full complexity of Gregoire's intellectual and political universe as well as the compelling nature of his persona. His life offers an extraordinary vantage point from which to view large issues in European and world history in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and provides insights into many of the prevailing tensions, ideals, and paradoxes of the twenty-first century." "In addition to illuminating Gregoire's life and times, Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall offers an original analysis of the French Revolution and its legacy."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: History

The Measure of Merit

The Measure of Merit

For a comprehensive account of the Class of Moral and Political Sciences, see Staum, Minerva's Message. 168. On Cabanis, see Gusdorf, La conscience revolutionnaire; Francois Pi- cavet, Les ideologues: Essai sur l'histoire des idees et ...

Author: John Carson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691017158

Category: History

Page: 401

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Categories: History

The Social Economics of Jean Baptiste Say

The Social Economics of Jean Baptiste Say

2 The summary of the history of this particular prize contest is based on Staum's Minerva's Message (1996). See especially appendix 4, pp. 245–6. 3 Archives de l'Institut, Académie des Sciences morales et politiques, B4.

Author: Evelyn L. Forget

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415203081

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 311

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Contains the only English translation of the full text of Olbie. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Categories: Business & Economics

Merry Christmas Ms Minerva

Merry Christmas Ms Minerva

Finally, they got a message – not the message – just a message. Power lay in the hands of the people. And finally, other clever and ambitious individuals also got the message. This time it was the one that Hitler, Napoleon and Genghis ...

Author: Edmund Cooper

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575116504

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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This powerful and horrific novel is set in England in the early part of the 21st century. It tells of the tragic and terrifying events that occur on one day - Christmas Eve - in the life of Maggie Minerva, the attractive widow of a Trade Union boss. These events have startling repercussions not only for the people involved but also for the social structure of Britain.
Categories: Fiction

Minerva s Owl

Minerva s Owl

I take great pleasure in the views, and I write to you, my good friend, a postcard with the simple message “Wish you were here.” What do I mean by this familiar saying? Partly I wish you were here so that you too could have the same ...

Author: Jeffrey B Abramson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674057029

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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As Hegel famously noted, referring to the Roman goddess Minerva, her owl brought back wisdom only at dusk, when it was too late to shine light on actual politics. Jeffrey Abramson provides a lively and accessible guide for readers discovering the tradition of political thought that dates back to Socrates and Plato, with contemporary examples that illustrate the enduring nature of political dilemmas.
Categories: Political Science

The Place of Words

The Place of Words

Martin Staum, Minerva's Message: Stabilizing the French Revolution (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1996), ... ANF17 3596, letter of Bossange, Masson, and Besson to Minister of Interior, 24 prairial year XI (June 13, 1803).

Author: Michael P. Fitzsimmons

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190644543

Category: History

Page: 272

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As the tricolor rose over revolutionary France, language, with its ability to define ideals and allegiances, was both a threat to authority and weapon to be wielded. In the early years of the Republic, the Académie Française, the royal body responsible for the French language, was suppressed by the National Convention at the urging of the Abbé Grégoire and the artist Jacques-Louis David. However, by 1795, the National Convention recognized that language could be used to its advantage, leading it to commission a fifth edition of the Dictionnaire de l'Académie française, which would unquestionably become the most controversial edition in the Académie's history. The National Convention expected this dictionary to champion the ideals of Revolution and Republic, but when it appeared three years later it did quite the opposite. Instead, the fifth edition virtually ignored the Revolution and the linguistic innovations that had transformed the French language, even omitting two of the most famous and enduring neologisms spawned by the Revolution--ancien régime and Terror. Present-tense definitions of abolished institutions and anachronistic values dominated the work and the Revolution was consigned to a brief and hastily-prepared supplement at the end of the second volume. Because of its failure to capture the current state of the French language, most contemporaries judged it harshly, and its deficiencies led the Parisian publisher Nicolas Moutardier to publish a competing dictionary in 1802. The dictionary became the focus of protracted litigation that Napoleon Bonaparte's government increasingly used to assert its control over language. Indeed, Bonaparte met personally with the commission of the Institut National (the republican successor to the Académie) and made clear his desire that the new edition not contain revolutionary neologisms. Eager to see the new edition appear, the Bonapartist regime committed financial resources and established a timetable for its completion within five years. However, it was only in 1835, after the fall of Bonaparte and the Bourbons, that the sixth edition would appear. Although the Académie was one of the most prominent institutions under the Old Regime, scholarship on the Académie remains largely neglected. Drawing on previously untapped sources in the Archives de l'Institut and Archives Nationales, The Place of Words is the first book-length study of the controversial fifth edition of the Dictionnaire de l'Académie française. Spanning more than half a century of changing regimes, this study provides unique insight into the ways in which each government, from the publication of the fourth edition in 1762 to the sixth in 1835, viewed the role of language as an instrument of control.
Categories: History

The Queen and the Heretic

The Queen and the Heretic

.”—Paul hesitated as though he were not sure Minerva would want to do it—“l mean, I would like to get a message to Zenobia . . . and you know one of the female servants over at the villa—” Minerva looked at him for a moment.

Author: William B. Chalfant

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450080019

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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In the early life of the beautiful warrior queen Zenobia, she had an early teenage marriage to an unknown boy. She later unexplainably protected and befriended a handsome, popular Christian bishop in Antioch, Paul of Samosata, known as possibly the greatest Christian heretic in the ancient world. Their love affair and the dramatic consequences are imagined in this fictional romance of adventure and love. One of the most beautiful and educated women of her time, Zenobia was a woman who conquered Egypt and challenged the Roman Emperor Aurelian for control of the ancient world. She gave her heart to a teenager in a doomed elopement. Later forced to marry the powerful prince of Palmyra, Zenobia could never leave the tragic love of her youth until death parted them on the banks of the Euphrates.
Categories: Fiction

Mme de Sta l and Political Liberalism in France

Mme de Sta  l and Political Liberalism in France

Ibid., 145–146. Ibd., 146. Ibid., 149. Staël, “letter to A. Lameth on November 24, 1795,” C. G. 3-II, ... See also Martin S. Staum, Minerva's Message: Stabilizing the French Revolution, (Montreal: Mcgill Queen's U.P., 1996), 185–187.

Author: Chinatsu Takeda

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811080876

Category: Philosophy

Page: 366

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This book sheds light on the unique aspects of ‘communal liberalism’ in Mme de Staël’s writings and considers her contribution to nineteenth-century French liberal political thought. Focusing notably on the ‘Considérations sur les principaux événements de la Révolution française’, it examines the originality of Stael’s liberal philosophy. Rather than contrasting liberalism with either multiculturalism or republicanism, the book argues that Staël’s communal liberalism challenges the conventions of nineteenth-century political thought, notably through her assertion of the need to institutionalize an organic intermediary connecting the two spheres, an idea later advanced by thinkers such as Jürgen Habermas. Offering a critical reappraisal of Staël’s multifaceted work, this book assesses the political impact of her work, arguing that the political influence of the ‘Considérations’ permeates the liberal historiography of the French Revolution up to the present day.
Categories: Philosophy

Germaine de Sta l

Germaine de Sta  l

194–239; Martin S. Staum, Minerva's Message: Stabilizing the French Revolution (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1996), pp. 95–153; William M. Reddy, The Navigation of Feeling: A Framework for the History of Emotions ...

Author: Biancamaria Fontana

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400880614

Category: History

Page: 312

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The first in-depth look at Staël's political life and writings Germaine de Staël (1766–1817) is perhaps best known today as a novelist, literary critic, and outspoken and independent thinker. Yet she was also a prominent figure in politics during the French Revolution. Biancamaria Fontana sheds new light on this often overlooked aspect of Staël's life and work, bringing vividly to life her unique experience as a political actor in a world where women had no place. The banker's daughter who became one of Europe's best-connected intellectuals, Staël was an exceptionally talented woman who achieved a degree of public influence to which not even her wealth and privilege would normally have entitled her. During the Revolution, when the lives of so many around her were destroyed, she succeeded in carving out a unique path for herself and making her views heard, first by the powerful men around her, later by the European public at large. Fontana provides the first in-depth look at her substantial output of writings on the theory and practice of the exercise of power, setting in sharp relief the dimension of Staël's life that she cared most about—politics. She was fascinated by the nature of public opinion, and believed that viable political regimes were founded on public trust and popular consensus. Fontana shows how Staël's ideas were shaped by the remarkable times in which she lived, and argues that it is only through a consideration of her political insights that we can fully understand Staël's legacy and its enduring relevance for us today.
Categories: History

Minerva s Aviary

Minerva s Aviary

One day Goudge received an urgent message to telephone the president. When he got through, Smith came on the line and asked him if he had heard from Anderson, or from anyone else, that Anderson had two young, redheaded sons in the ...

Author: John G. Slater

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802038708

Category: Education

Page: 623

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. In "Minerva's Aviary," John G. Slater documents the history of Toronto's Philosophy Department from its founding to contemporary times.
Categories: Education

Representing Humanity in the Age of Enlightenment

Representing Humanity in the Age of Enlightenment

... Minerva's Message: Stablizing the French Revolution (Montreal: McGill Queen's University Press, 1996). Blanckaert, '1800', p. 119. Ibid., p. 18. H. Grégoire, 'Rapport sur la nécessité et les moyens d'anéantir les patois et ...

Author: Alexander Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317320166

Category: History

Page: 256

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The Enlightenment era saw European thinkers increasingly concerned with what it meant to be human. This collection of essays traces the concept of ‘humanity’ through revolutionary politics, feminist biography, portraiture, explorer narratives, libertine and Orientalist fiction, the philosophy of conversation and musicology.
Categories: History