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By Rebecca Herissone. 2012
The Ashgate Research Companion to Henry Purcell provides a comprehensive and authoritative review of current research into Purcell and the…environment of Restoration music, with contributions from leading experts in the field. Seen from the perspective of modern, interdisciplinary approaches to scholarship, the companion allows the reader to develop a rounded view of the environment in which Purcell lived, the people with whom he worked, the social conditions that influenced his activities, and the ways in which the modern perception of him has been affected by reception of his music after his death. In this sense the contributions do not privilege the individual over the environment: rather, they use the modern reader's familiarity with Purcell's music as a gateway into the broader Restoration world. Topics include a reassessment of our understanding of Purcell's sources and the transmission of his music; new ways of approaching the study of his creative methods; performance practice; the multi-faceted theatre environment in which his work was focused in the last five years of his life; the importance of the political and social contexts of late seventeenth-century England; and the ways in which the performance history and reception of his music have influenced modern appreciation of the composer. The book will be essential reading for anyone studying the music and culture of the seventeenth century.
The banking and financial sector has expanded dramatically in the last forty years, and the consequences of this accelerated growth…have been felt by people around the world. European Banks and the Rise of International Finance examines the historical origins of the financialised world we live in by analysing the transformations in world finance which occurred in the decade from the first oil crisis of 1973, until the debt crisis of 1982. This a crucial and formative decade for understanding the modern financial landscape, but it is still mostly unexplored in economic and financial history. The availability of new archival evidence has allowed for the re-examination of issues such as the progressive privatisation of international financial flows to Less Developed Countries, especially in Latin America and South-East Asia, and its impact on the expansion of the European banking sector, and for the development of an invaluable financial and political history. This book is well suited for those interested in monetary economics and economic history, as well as those studying international political economy, banking history and Financial history.
In the World Library of Psychologists series, international experts themselves present career-long collections of what they judge to be their…finest pieces - extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, and their major practical theoretical contributions. Glyn Humphreys is an internationally renowned cognitive neuropsychologist with research interests covering object recognition and its disorders, visual word recognition, object and spatial attention, the effects of action on cognition, and social cognition. Within the field of Psychology he has won a number of prestigious awards, including the Spearman Medal, the President’s Award of the British Psychological Society, and the Donald Broadbent Prize from the European Society for Cognitive Psychology. This collection reflects the different directions in his work and approaches which have been adopted. It will enable the reader to trace key developments in cognitive neuropsychology in a period of rapid change over the last thirty years. A newly written introduction contextualises the selection in relation to changes in the field during this time. Attention, Perception and Action will be invaluable reading for students and researchers in visual cognition, cognitive neuropsychology and vision neuroscience.
By Mary Snodgrass. 2014
Taking a global, multicultural, social, and economic perspective, this work explores the diverse and colourful history of human attire. From…prehistoric times to the age of globalization, articles cover the evolution of clothing utility, style, production, and commerce, including accessories (shoes, hats, gloves, handbags, and jewellery) for men, women, and children.Dress for different climates, occupations, recreational activities, religious observances, rites of passages, and other human needs and purposes - from hunting and warfare to sports and space exploration - are examined in depth and detail. Fashion and design trends in diverse historical periods, regions and countries, and social and ethnic groups constitute a major area of coverage, as does the evolution of materials (from animal fur to textiles to synthetic fabrics) and production methods (from sewing and weaving to industrial manufacturing and computer-aided design). Dress as a reflection of social status, intellectual and artistic trends, economic conditions, cultural exchange, and modern media marketing are recurring themes. Influential figures and institutions in fashion design, industry and manufacturing, retail sales, production technologies, and related fields are also covered.
By Paul Dobraszczyk, Peter Sealy. 2016
The introduction of iron – and later steel – construction and decoration transformed architecture in the nineteenth century. While the…structural employment of iron has been a frequent subject of study, this book re-directs scholarly scrutiny on its place in the aesthetics of architecture in the long nineteenth century. Together, its eleven unique and original chapters chart – for the first time – the global reach of iron’s architectural reception, from the first debates on how iron could be incorporated into architecture’s traditional aesthetics to the modernist cleaving of its structural and ornamental roles. The book is divided into three sections. Formations considers the rising tension between the desire to translate traditional architectural motifs into iron and the nascent feeling that iron buildings were themselves creating an entirely new field of aesthetic expression. Exchanges charts the commercial and cultural interactions that took place between British iron foundries and clients in far-flung locations such as Argentina, Jamaica, Nigeria and Australia. Expressing colonial control as well as local agency, iron buildings struck a balance between pre-fabricated functionalism and a desire to convey beauty, value and often exoticism through ornament. Transformations looks at the place of the aesthetics of iron architecture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a period in which iron ornament sought to harmonize wide social ambitions while offering the tantalizing possibility that iron architecture as a whole could transform the fundamental meanings of ornament. Taken together, these chapters call for a re-evaluation of modernism’s supposedly rationalist interest in nineteenth-century iron structures, one that has potentially radical implications for the recent ornamental turn in contemporary architecture.
By John Middleton. 2005
Throughout history, royal dynasties have dominated countries and empires around the world. Kings, queens, emperors, chiefs, pharaohs, czars - whatever…title they ruled by, monarchs have shaped institutions, rituals, and cultures in every time period and every corner of the globe. The concept of monarchy originated in prehistoric times and evolved over centuries right up to the present. Efforts to overthrow monarchies or evade their rule - such as the American, French, Chinese, and Russian revolutions - are considered turning points in world history. Even today, many countries retain their monarchies, although in vastly reduced form with little political power. One cannot understand human history and government without understanding monarchs and monarchies. This fully-illustrated encyclopedia provides the first complete survey of all the major rulers and ruling families of the world, past and present. No other reference work approaches the topic with the same sense of magnitude or connection to historical context. Arranged in A-Z format for ease of access, World Monarchies and Dynasties includes information on major monarchs and dynasties from ancient time to the present. This set: includes overviews of reigns and successions, genealogical charts, and dynastic timelines; addresses concepts, problems, and theories of monarchy; provides background and information for further research; highlights important places, structures, symbols, events, and legends related to particular monarchs and dynasties; includes a master bibliography and multiple indexes.
By Brian Carroll. 2023
In this fifth edition, Brian Carroll explores writing and editing for digital media with essential information about voice, style, media…formats, ideation, story planning, and storytelling. Carroll explains and demonstrates how to effectively write for digital spaces and combines hands-on, practical exercises with new material on podcasting, multi-modal storytelling, misinformation and disinformation, and writing specifically for social media. Each chapter features lessons and exercises through which students can build a solid understanding of the ways that digital communication provides opportunities for dynamic storytelling and multi-directional communication. Broadened in scope, this new edition also speaks to writers, editors, public relations practitioners, social media managers, marketers, as well as to students aspiring to these roles. Updated with contemporary examples and new pedagogy throughout, this is the ideal handbook for students seeking careers in digital media, particularly in content development and digital storytelling. It is an essential text for students of media, communication, public relations, marketing, and journalism who are looking to develop their writing and editing skills for these ever-evolving fields and professions. This book also has an accompanying eResource that provides additional weekly activities, exercises, and assignments that give students more opportunity to put theory into practice.
Burke's seminal work was written during the early months of the French Revolution, and it predicted with uncanny accuracy many…of its worst excesses, including the Reign of Terror. A scathing attack on the revolution's attitudes to existing institutions, property, and religion, it makes a cogent case for upholding inherited rights and established customs, argues for piecemeal reform rather than revolutionary change - and deplores the influence Burke feared the revolution might have in Britain. Reflections on the Revolution in France is now widely regarded as a classic statement of conservative political thought and is one of the eighteenth century's great works of political rhetoric.
By Felicia Lemus. 2003
"Buckle up, doll," urges the narrator of Trace Elements, "I promise I'll try not to tangle your quinceañera dress." So…begins the adventure of Leticia Marisol Estrella Torez, who moves north to Los Angeles in an attempt to break from her past: from starched dresses and sleek, tight braids; from Nana, the traditional grandmother who raised her; and also from the seductive Weeping Woman--the siren of Mexican folklore said to fly through the skies at night to steal troublesome children and who embodies, in many ways, Leti's first love. As Leti immerses herself in the post-queer hipster scene in Los Angeles, navigating the twisting road of her own shifting gender and falling deep into "papaya lush blush" love, she rediscovers the strength and meaning of la familia. A striking debut novel in the tradition of Michelle Tea and Sarah Schulman, Trace Elements spins a crazy-beautiful narrative that turns tradition on its head while laying flowers at its feet.
By Adin Steinsaltz. 2006
From Madonna's music videos to the glossy pages of celebrity magazines and back to the Lower East Side of Manhattan,…Jewish mysticism has stepped into the modern consciousness like never before. In this classic work, world-renowned scholar Adin Steinsaltz answers the major questions asked by modern Jews about the nature of existence in God's universe. The title The Thirteen Petalled Rose is taken from the opening of the classic Jewish text on mysticism, the Zohar, and refers to the "collective souls of the Jewish people," which scholars have likened to the fullness of a rose and its thirteen petals. Along with a new preface by the author, this edition contains a new chapter on prayer that provides the most up-to-date account of the Kabbalistic view of devotion. Another new chapter recounts and interprets the prophet Elijah's Introduction to the Zohar. "Steinsaltz possesses a mind of the quality that occurs perhaps once or twice in a generation, or several generations . . . In [The Thirteen Petalled Rose] one can encounter the classical Jewish mystical view of reality, delineated lucidly, concisely, profoundly and, what is so rare, believingly. It is an utterly authentic expression of Judaism yet so unknown even among the well-informed and therefore so necessary, so welcome." (Herbert Weiner, Oxford University)
By Herman Viola. 2008
Native Americans have willingly served in the U.S. military during each of this country’s wars, and their current numbers in…the armed forces exceed the percentage of any other ethnic group. Their stories encompass heroism and tragedy, humor and stoicism, loyalty and conflict--all part of the riveting experience of Warriors in Uniform. This illustrated history divulges the exploits of the last Confederate general--a Cherokee--to lay down his arms...the code talkers who used tribal languages to thwart the enemy in World War II...the first Native American woman to give her life as a soldier...those serving in Iraq today...and many others. Spiritual, poignant, gripping, and even shocking (warriors still took scalps in Vietnam), it reveals how ancient traditions of war persevere and how the warrior designation is a great honor to the Native American community. Packed with first-person accounts and sharing little-known insights into a culture that is still misunderstood, Warriors in Uniform is a page-turning epic and a stunning gallery of never-before-seen artifacts from personal collections. Former senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell and other distinguished Native Americans have contributed to the collection. Following on the success of Native Universe and Trail to Wounded Knee, this book is already generating great interest throughout the Native American community. As the only book to cover Native American warriors from the 1700s to the present, it stands out among other titles on the market.
By Leslie Feinberg. 1996
Transgender rights activist Feinberg presents evidence that there have been people throughout history who defy cultural boundaries of sex and…gender and urges us to recognize them as warriors and visionaries. The coverage actually extends back to the mythology of several cultures. Highly illustrated in black and white.
By Thomas Paine. 2008
Thomas Paine was the first international revolutionary. His Common Sense (1776) was the most widely read pamphlet of the American…Revolution--and his Rights of Man (1791-2), the most famous defense of the French Revolution, sent out a clarion call for revolution throughout the world. Paine paid the price for his principles: he was outlawed in Britain, narrowly escaped execution in France, and was vilified as an atheist and a Jacobin on his return to America. This new edition contains the complete texts of both Rights of Man and Common Sense, as well as six other powerful political writings--American Crisis I, American Crisis XIII, Agrarian Justice, Letter to Jefferson, Letter Addressed to the Addressers on the Late Proclamation, and Dissertation on the First Principles of Government--all of which illustrate why Paine's ideas still resonate in the modern welfare states of today. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
By Augustine Institute and Ignatius Press. 2022
This Student Text is uniquely tailored for fifth grade-level understanding. In Grade 5, your child will explore the beauty and…meaning of the Catholic Church’s worship of God. Your child will study the life of Christ according to the Gospels and see how Jesus fulfilled and perfected the worship of God in the Old Testament. Jesus instituted the sacraments and sent the Holy Spirit to give us the grace we need to worship God in perfect charity and justice. With this understanding, your child and your entire family will be able to participate in God’s saving work more fully in the liturgical worship of the Catholic Church. Additionally, the Family Faith pages will guide your conversations with your child about what has been learned and how to apply these lessons in daily life. Because teaching the faith is a way of life, Word of Life also provides guidance on how to pray with your child and how to be a virtuous witness of God’s love. At the end of the book, you will find a glossary of words with basic faith concepts for your own understanding, as well as basic Catholic prayers to begin memorization. For further information and resources to engage your child, go to the student and parent portals.
By Curriculum Associates. 2020
Ready® Classroom Mathematics Grade 4 - Volume 2 covers Unit-4 and Unit-5. Unit-4 Fractions, Decimals, and Measurement Addition, Subtraction, and…Multiplication contains Lesson-17 to Lesson-29. Unit-5 Geometry and Measurement Figures, Classification, and Symmetry contain Lesson 30 to Lesson 34. This book also has a Bilingual Glossary.
The Folger Shakespeare Library, the nation's most important center for Shakespeare study and scholarship, is also the center for Shakespeare…education. At the Library's Teaching Shakespeare Institute, scholars, actors, and teachers from across the country work together in the business of teaching and learning Shakespeare. This volume of the Shakespeare Set Free series is written by institute faculty and participants and includes the latest developments in recent scholarship. It bristles with the energy created by teaching and learning Shakespeare from the text and through active performance and reflects the experience, wisdom, and wit of real classroom teachers in schools and colleges throughout the United States. In this book, you will find the following:-Clearly written essays by leading scholars to refresh teachers and challenge older students -Michael Tolaydo’s brilliant and accessible technique for classroom teaching through performance -Day-by-day teaching strategies that successfully and energetically immerse students in every grade and skill level in the language and the plays themselves – created, taught, and written by real teachers.
Doyle examines the role of local and national politics on hospitals. Ultimately, Doyle argues that social and economic diversity created…a number of models for future health care which rested on a combination of voluntary and municipal provision.
The Dictionary of Contemporary Politics of Southern Africa (Routledge Revivals: Dictionaries of Contemporary Politics)
By Gwyneth Williams, Brian Hackland. 1988
First published in 1988, The Dictionary of Contemporary Politics of Southern Africa provides a guide to the often confusing politics…of Southern Africa. The book identifies and explains political figures, organisations, systems and terminology from the region in a clear and practical way. It covers eleven countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Although first published in 1988, this book will be a valuable resource for journalists, students, diplomats, business people, and anyone else who is interested in the politics of this richly diverse continent.
By James Ciment, John Radzilowski. 2014
Thoroughly revised and expanded, this is the definitive reference on American immigration from both historic and contemporary perspectives. It traces…the scope and sweep of U.S. immigration from the earliest settlements to the present, providing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to all aspects of this critically important subject.Every major immigrant group and every era in U.S. history are fully documented and examined through detailed analysis of social, legal, political, economic, and demographic factors. Hot-topic issues and controversies - from Amnesty to the U.S.-Mexican Border - are covered in-depth. Archival and contemporary photographs and illustrations further illuminate the information provided. And dozens of charts and tables provide valuable statistics and comparative data, both historic and current. A special feature of this edition is the inclusion of more than 80 full-text primary documents from 1787 to 2013 - laws and treaties, referenda, Supreme Court cases, historical articles, and letters.