Order and Disorder The Poor Clares between Foundation and Reform

Titre : Order and Disorder The Poor Clares between Foundation and Reform
Auteur : Bert Roest
Éditeur : BRILL
ISBN-13 : 9789004244757
Libération : 2013-01-09

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In Order and Disorder: The Poor Clares between Foundation and Reform, Bert Roest provides an up-to-date and comprehensive history of the Poor Clares from their early beginnings until the sixteenth century.

The Journals of Andr Gide

Titre : The Journals of Andr Gide
Auteur : André Gide
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : OCLC:940294803
Libération : 1949

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André Gide A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de The Journals of Andr Gide Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

The Roots of Egyptian Christianity

Titre : The Roots of Egyptian Christianity
Auteur : Birger Albert Pearson
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0800631005
Libération : 1986

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Birger Albert Pearson A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de The Roots of Egyptian Christianity Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

The Secret Lives of Alexandra David Neel

Titre : The Secret Lives of Alexandra David Neel
Auteur : Barbara M. Foster
Éditeur : Overlook Books
ISBN-13 : 1585673293
Libération : 2002-08-26

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The definitive biography of the first European to explore Tibet at a time when foreigners were banned, this book draws on rare source material, including information from the secret files of the India office to offer a vividly detailed chronicle of both David-Neel's quest to conquer her personal demons, and the outer journey that made her one of the most celebrated figures of her day. 'The most astonishing woman of our time' - Lawrence Durrell 'A fascinating account' - Harper's Bazaar 'Happily accessible' - Allen Ginsberg

The Gold Standard and the Logic of Naturalism

Titre : The Gold Standard and the Logic of Naturalism
Auteur : Walter Benn Michaels
Éditeur : Univ of California Press
ISBN-13 : 0520908295
Libération : 1987-04-21

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The Gold Standard and the Logic of Naturalism discusses ways of creating value in turn-of-the-century American capitalism. Focusing on such topics as the alienation of property, the invention of masochism, and the battle over free silver, it examines the participation of cultural forms in these phenomena. It imagines a literary history that must at the same time be social, economic, and legal; and it imagines a literature that, to be understood at all, must be understood both as a producer and a product of market capitalism.

Stanley Park

Titre : Stanley Park
Auteur : Timothy Taylor
Éditeur : Vintage Books Canada
ISBN-13 : 9780676973099
Libération : 2001

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A chef is forced to sell his popular caf ̌due to financial difficulties and plans a re-opening dinner that will combine his flair for using local produce with his father's current obsession with the homeless living in Stanley Park.

Inventing the Victorians

Titre : Inventing the Victorians
Auteur : Matthew Sweet
Éditeur : St. Martin's Press
ISBN-13 : 9781466872714
Libération : 2014-06-03

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"Suppose that everything we think we know about the Victorians is wrong." So begins Inventing the Victorians by Matthew Sweet, a compact and mind-bending whirlwind tour through the soul of the nineteenth century, and a round debunking of our assumptions about it. The Victorians have been victims of the "the enormous condescension of posterity," in the historian E. P. Thompson's phrase. Locked in the drawing room, theirs was an age when, supposedly, existence was stultifying, dank, and over-furnished, and when behavior conformed so rigorously to proprieties that the repressed results put Freud into business. We think we have the Victorians pegged--as self-righteous, imperialist, racist, materialist, hypocritical and, worst of all, earnest. Oh how wrong we are, argues Matthew Sweet in this highly entertaining, provocative, and illuminating look at our great, and great-great, grandparents. One hundred years after Queen Victoria's death, Sweet forces us to think again about her century, entombed in our minds by Dickens, the Elephant Man, Sweeney Todd, and by images of unfettered capitalism and grinding poverty. Sweet believes not only that we're wrong about the Victorians but profoundly indebted to them. In ways we have been slow to acknowledge, their age and our own remain closely intertwined. The Victorians invented the theme park, the shopping mall, the movies, the penny arcade, the roller coaster, the crime novel, and the sensational newspaper story. Sweet also argues that our twenty-first century smugness about how far we have evolved is misplaced. The Victorians were less racist than we are, less religious, less violent, and less intolerant. Far from being an outcast, Oscar Wilde was a fairly typical Victorian man; the love that dared not speak its name was declared itself fairly openly. In 1868 the first international cricket match was played between an English team and an Australian team composed entirely of aborigines. The Victorians loved sensation, novelty, scandal, weekend getaways, and the latest conveniences (by 1869, there were image-capable telegraphs; in 1873 a store had a machine that dispensed milk to after-hours' shoppers). Does all this sound familiar? As Sweet proves in this fascinating, eye-opening book, the reflection we find in the mirror of the nineteenth century is our own. We inhabit buildings built by the Victorians; some of us use their sewer system and ride on the railways they built. We dismiss them because they are the age against whom we have defined our own. In brilliant style, Inventing the Victorians shows how much we have been missing.